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The New Court House Remodeled atut I-nlnrgcd Second Time 1911-12
Death of Dr. Copeland in
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Meeting of Orphanage Superintend
cuts WAH Largely Attended and
Proved very Profitable. Presbyteri
an College Making n Itecord in Itase
It nil tills Year.
Clinton, April 9.?An Important oon
ferenco of orphanage superintendents
and workers was held at the Thorn
well Orphanage last week. "The open
ing session was held on Tuesday even
ing. On Wednesday the entire dny
waR spent in Inspection of the Thorn
well Orphanage and In conferences.
The sehslon on Thursday morning
ended the meeting. There were In
attendance about twenty live ladies
and pentlemei representing institu
tions in Texas, Alabama, Georgia, the
two Carolinas, and Virginia. The
meetings were open to the public and
many attended the sessions Tuesday
and Wednesday evenings. The visi
tors seemed delighted With the Thorn
well Orphanage and left a pleasant
memory behind them. The next meet
ing of this Conference will be held
in Atlanta next year at the Hopeville
Hase Hull at P. C.
The Presbyterian College boys claim
to have the best team they have ever
had and they have won three out of
four games they have played this sea
son. On the first and second of April
they beat Fur man on the local dia
mond. On the fifth and sixth they
played Wofford at Spnrtnnburg, the
first of the two games going to the
Wofford tenm by a score of 3 to 2.
and the second being won by the P. C.
boys by it BOO re of < to 2.
The second game on Saturday after
noon was closely followed by the
rooters at home, gathered in the Clin
ton Pharmacy, whore direct telephone
connections was established with the
Spartanburg grand stand so that every
step of the game was bulletined here
as soon as played there. The bril
liant plays of Lll Leaman of Cross
Hill were tho features of the game.
This nftornoon the P. C. boys met the
Citadel on tho local diamond,
traded School Xo\vs.
About sixty young people of the
graded school got Infected with the
spirit of the day. April first, and took
to tho woods. On Friday retribution
overtook thorn when Superintendent
Hall gave a holiday to thoso who were
In attendance tho first and kept the
culprits In lonely grandeur through
the day. Uesldos this the grndes of
. all who "played off" were reduced for
/ the month.
At tho preliminary oratorical con
test at tho graded school to choose
a representative In the county con
tent tho honor was won by Charles
Aycock. Other contests were Clayte
Young, John Lindsay, Samuel Kern,
?William Neville, Alexander Henry.
All did well, but the second place was
won by Clay to Young.
The tenth grade Is hard at work on
a class play.
Last Lyceum Number.
The lyceum course for the season
ended on Friday evening with n eon
(Contlnued On Page Six.)
CAUGHT A PTE It LONG FREEDOM.
.lohn Kuli Captured by Kurnl Police?
mini Lowe Charged with Burning
John Ball, colored .was arrested by
Rural Policeman Lowe on Mr. John
Watts' place near Cross Hill last Fri
day. Uall has several serious charges
During February of 1911 Silas
I.cake's house, on the same place, was
burned down. Just before it was
burned down, however and during the
same night two bales of cotton which
had been in the house were taken out
and carried away, presumably by
John Hall. Alter the lire was put
out Silas Lenke was arrested and
placed in jail but John Hall escaped
and was not beard of until Friday
night when Mr. Lowe got word that
be had returned. Steps were Immedi
ately taken to arrest him so ho now
rests behind the bars.
It Is supposed that the negroes took
the cotton out, hoping that the Im
pression would be gained that It was
destroyed in the fire. The house and
cotton were both under mortgage.
NEW MINISTER ARRIVES.
Pastor of Second Baptist Church
Preaches First Sermon Sunday
Rev. L. S. Shealy, until recently of
Chap pels, arrived in the city last
week to take up his work as pastor
of the Second Baptist church. He and
his wile are no\>> keeping bouse on Oak
street, where they were given a pound
ing Saturday morning by members of
the congregation. Sunday morning
Mr. Shealy preached his first sermon
to a large and interested congrega
tion, a deep Impression being made up
on bis hearers.
.Mr. Shealy, inspeaking of his re
ception by the church, stated that he
wished to thank them for the many
kindnesses shown him on Ids arrival,
saying that he was well plensed with
his Held of work, lb* appreciated the
interest shown in tho pastor and
hoped that continued interest in the
church might be aroused. The par
sonage is now being remodeled and
made comfortable for him.
Civil Sort l?e Examination,
The United States civil service
commission announces that on May
4th an examination will be held in
the post office at this place for the
position of clerk and city carrier for
the post office at this place. This ex
amination means that a new clerk
will be added to the post oflloe at this
place to provide for the increasing
postal receipts. Applicants should be
made to Mr. Hicks before the close
of business April 27th. A salary ??f
$600 Is given to begin with and encii
successive year It is Increased.
Corn Crib 'turned Down.
The corn crib belonging to Mr. Pitts
Henry, located near Madden station,
caught afire one night last week and
was totally destroyed. Tho building
had about 300 bushels of corn In It at
the time and all of this was destroyed.
The origin of the fire Is unknown.
T. ('. Turner, Esq., Not In Race.
T. C. Turner, Esq., of Greenwood,
whom The Advertiser mentioned sev
eral weeks ago, a possible contender
for oflice of Solicitor of this circuit,
has written a letter to this oflloe
stating that he has no Intention of
running. This leaves Solicitor Cooper
alone In the held and It Is very like
ly that ho will remain In possession
of It just about as long as he wants
Announced His Candidacy
WELL DEFINED POLICIES
ON NATIONAL ISSUES
After Considering the Question for
?\omc Time and Conferring >V11h
His Friends He Decides to Go Af
ter the Toga with Determined Spirit
Hon. X. B. Dial, of this city, has
definitely announced that he will be
in the race this summer for the of
fice of I'nited States Senator. Col.
Dial states that this is the outcome of
due deliberation on his part and not
the result of a spasmodic idea "to en
ter politics". .Mr. Dial discussed the
matter with several of his intimate
friends and as soon as the question
was broached the Idea struck them
very forclly and he was urged to throw
"his hat in the ring" at once.
Although Col. Dial has not taken
prominent part in polities in the past
few years, he has well defined ideas
and is outspoken in his views on all
the questions confronting the nation
today. lie states that he will make
known his platform in a short time,
embracing a well defined held of ac
tivity on which he expects to make
To those who know Col. Dial it Is
unnecessary to state that he is one
of the most aeth'e and able men in
the state. Outside of some little ac
tivity during the administration of
President Cleveland, when he was of
fered the consulate at the capital of
one of the foreign governments, Col.
Dial has taken little interest in poli
tics. In fact, on account of his grow
ing interest and activities in develop
ing the natural resources of his na
tive county and state, he has had lit
tle time for such amusement. But
now. though he is not an old man by
many odds, he doubtless feels that
with the approach of the season of
life When he has a right to the enjoy
ments of honors for himself and fam
ily and of labor for, bis people, he
feels that he has the right to desire
a place where be can carry out the
ambitions of his early life and where
he can work better for the benefit of
bis people and at tlu same time reap
some of the joys of honorable elevation
to a public place of trust.
Col. Dial is wll known all over
South Carolina and Is popular in his
native county, where doubtless he will
meet with much encouragement. He
states that he intends putting every
energy into the campaign, taking ad
vantage of all honorable means to fwin
the coveted place. He says that ho
is in the battle to the end.
Col. Dial is president of the Enter
prise Bank, the Laurens Bonded Ware
house Company, Reedy River Power
Company. Sullivan Power Company
and the Southern Land Development
Company, of McBee, s. C, all of
To Memorialize Their Faith
to the Cause.
FUNDS WERE RAISED BY
n< antlnii Monument to the Women of
the Confederacy to be Unveiled in
Columbia Tomorrow. Thousands of
People from All Sections of the
Columbia, April S.?All South Caro
lina will gather?in spirit If not in
person In Columbia tomorrow to
pay-a tribute to South Carolina's war
women -the mothers, wives, daugh
ters and sweethearts who bore the
burdens of privation and unaccustom
ed toll in light-hearted gallantry, sat
isfied if by their sacrifice they could
make the lot of their fighting men eas
ier. The occasion of this gathering of
patriotic South Carolinians?expected
to be the largest ever assembled for
a purely patriotic purpose?'Will bo
the unveiling of South Carolina's mon
ument to the women of the State. This
bronze group, typical of the highest
and noblest activities of the war wo
men, is the first ever raised by a stale
to the home-makers and home-keep
ers of the days when a youthful na
tion was battling for the freedom it
Was destined not to have. The funds
for its erection were provided by an
appropriation by the South Carolina
legislature and by a popular sub
scription among the men of the
The initial, stops in this'movement
which has resulted in a unique me
morial to the South Carolina women
were definitely outlined when Capt.
John (i. Richards, Jr., son of a Con
! federate veteran, introduced In the
house of representatives a bill to
approviate $7,r>oo for a monument,
provided an equal sum was raised
by subscription among the men of
the state. The bill passed the senate
February lt>. 1909. it was at once
approved by Governor Ansel, who ap
pointed a committee to take charge
of arrangements for securing the me
morial when the money should have
been raised. The members of tho
commission are: Gen. C, Irvine
Walker of Charleston, commandor-fn
chlof of the United Confederate Vet
erans, chairman: John <!. Richards, Jr.
author of the bill: Col. T. ,T. Moore.
Of Moores; Capt. C. A. Reed Of An
derson; Capt. William K. Oonvnlos,
editor of The State, secretary and
Raising the Money.
Once the bill was passed, Captain
Con/ales, as secretary, launched the
(Continued On Page Six.)
which concerns are in a prosperous
Others who have already announced
that they will be in the race are Sen
ator Tlllman himself and Hon. Jasper
W. Talbert, of Edgcfleld.
Clipped and Condensed
Where others give up is just the place to gel your second
Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better
than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
Happiness is a matter id" habit; and you better gather it
fresh every day or you'll never get it. at nil.
(let a firm grip (?n your morning thoughts and repeat the
words "courage," "force." " success," and fortify thctn with
your will power and you will he a winner.
If you expect to enjoy your full share of prosperity you
must look about you and see what other successful merchants
Give a brainy man an idea and he won't wait until he has
capital to make use of it, hut he will make his idea create his
capital for him.
A clean show window is a bolter trade drawer than a surplus
stock of soap.
A bright gossipy handbill with some real bargains on it will
do a lot of talking for yon.
Unfailing politeness will do your store more good than daily
Show your clerks what hustle is by hustling yourself.
Keep your promise to deliver goods on time. If you don't
you will spoil some dinners and lose some good trade.
Remember thai so far as your store and stock arc concerned,
your customers prefer cleanliness t<> Godliness.
The road to success always lies across the Hill of Difficulty.
There is no way round it. To sil down in the valley and com
plain is easier than to save one's breath for the climb; but
the latter method is the only one that wins.
The Old Court House Built in 1838; Remodeled and Hnlnrqed 1854
For (ho Benefit of Truyiiluuii Guards
on Mondio Iprll l?tlu
'rin> Troubadours] Orchestral Troupe
accompanied by Miss Uutii Puncost
will glvo an ovonlng of musical outer
talntnent in the City Opera House
next Monday, tho If) til lor the
bench! of Company 1). Their repertoire
consists of many beautiful selections
from the loading composers of today
and from the classics. There will also
bo many solos rendered by members
of tho company.
This troupe has made a wide and
excellent reputation over tho country
and have won merited applause
wherever they have given a conceit.
Aside from the pleasure that will be
derived from the. entertainment a good
crowd should ho present in view of
the fact that the concert is given for
the benefit of a local organization,
(be Traynham Guards. The prices are
25c, and GOc, The time of beginning
is 8:30 o'clock.
I'RELEMIXAHY CONTEST HELD.
Richard Dunlap to Represent* Graded
School at County Contest the I Dili.
The prolcmlnary contest to select
the speaker to represent the graded
school at the county oratorical con
test was hohl iii the school building
Thursday evening. Richard Dunlap.
whose subject was "The Unknown
Rider", won flrsl place and will rep
resent the school. By winning this
place, be also received a medal. Otis
Muff was awarded second place. All
of the speakers acquitted themselves
The judges were Messrs. R. H. Babb,
n. K, Alken, a. C. Todd, .1. W. Hen
derson, W. P, Thomnson and Drs.
isadoro Schayer and T. [j. Tlmmer
The county contest will be bold Fri
day, April 19th.
To Have No Sliudaj Mulls.
A meeting of the ministers and emu
mittees from the three churches of
the City were hold in the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce Monday morn
ing, when II was decided to circulate
a petition requesting the Postmaster
General to close the post office at this
place on Sundays. This action has
been taken in several other cities and
the ministers feel that It should be
Meeting of I>. V. It.
The Henry Laurens chapter, |) \
R., will moot Friday afternoon at I
o'clock at the home of Miss Both
Shell, on Main street. A large at
tendance is expected.
The Ladles' Missionary Society of
Friendship Baptist church are to glvo
a box supper at that place on Saturday
night before the second Sunday. April
the 13th. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
Annnal Baecalanreate Sermon.
Supt. B. L. Jones has announced
that Dr. W. W. Daniel. President of the
Columbia Female College, will preach
the annual sermon before (he gradu
taing class of the graded school (his
year. The sermon will be preached
at the First Methodist church, Sunday
May 19th. Dr. Daniel is one of the
leading ministers and educators in
the state and has a wide reputation as
as pulpit orator. His sermon will be
eagerly anticipated by a large nun:
her of people who have already heard
him or know of him.
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Slimy Poo
pic nil over the Count) und to Those
Who Him Left the Family Hearth
stone and gene to Other States.
Mountvllle, April 8. Mr. L, B.
Rlease returned Sunday from a few
days' business visit to Iiis farm in
Mr. and Mrs. lt. C. Watts, of Min
der, (la., Mr. Mills Hunter of Green
ville, and Mr. It. \*. Whltloek of (Sreeii
v ood came hero Sunday to spend a
few days with relatives and friends.
About a week ago Messrs. W. B.
Crisp and W. P. Fuller ran over to
llcnrdmont, Co., for a few hours.
They spent the time with (he former's
brother, Mr. A M. Crisp.
There is a great demand here for
liny and fodder. The dry season last
year caused an unusual scarcity of
this kind of food and tanners are ex
periencing some tliillculty In Unding
it in Buflielent quantities, 'liiere i.
also an eager demand for home rais
ed corn. It i- said that most of the
corn on the market from oilier stales
1 is of an inferior grade. \i> doubt this
condition of med will result almost
any year from an excessive cotton
acreage. We may expect a shortage
in food supplies unless we prepare
for a greater harvest in Blich crops.
Prof. Edward Wert/, of Memphis
Tonn., spent last week with his aged
parents here leaving Sunday for his
home and school duties in Memphis.
Mrs. .1. C Miller has been quite sick
for several days, a portion of the tini"
unconscious, but she i- somewhat Im
Mr. RH lb Fuller of the Clinton Col
lego filled his appointment at Heaver
dam church Sunday morning. The
best congregation of the year greeted
i him at this service. At 8:00 o'clock i"
i the evening he preached at the Mount
, viiie Presbyterian church to a good
It was our pleasure and good for
tune to Worship at the Cross Hill Bap
tist church Sunday morning and listen
to an excellent sermon by Rev. .1. A
Martin, who has just recovered from
a severe sickness.
Mr. John M. Simmons has been ven
turing out on his automobile, although
jan Occasional "prize up" out of mud
holes Is necessary to accomplish oven
a short trip.
Cross Hill. April X. Farmers fit
this section put in a good week's plow
lug last week. Just a few miles from
here a heavy rain fell last Tuesday
and stopped the plows several dnys
again. It did not ream us.
Messrs J. K. \oa.jii.n and II A I'M*
son went over *,<?? tho ball gome ?.?
Clinton last Monday and on to Chest ?r
that cvelng to visit Dr. H. \v. Plnson
at the hospital. They think the doc
tor is Improving slowly.
Master Robert Nnbors of Columbia,
is visiting his aunt, Mrs. It. A. Aus
Mr. Cuy Martin is at home from the
(Continued on Pago Five.)