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t NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OE CLINTON
Township Club Meetings
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
The Clinton Hotel Changes Hands,
Mr. II. L. King handing Iiis Lease
over to Mr. Jones, recently of 1>J1
Ion. Mr. King to Retain Residence
Clinton, April i'.O.?Hunter Township
No. 2 Democratic club met Saturday
afternoon and elected officers for the
ensuing year and delegates to the con
vention. The officers elected were:
president, R. J. Copeland; 1st vice
president, B. T. Richburg; 2nd vice
president, W. M. McMillan; secretary,
\V. VV. Harris, executive committee
man, K. 1'. Adair. The delegates elect
ed were 11. L. Scalfe, 1). W. Neville, D.
M. Douglass, B. R. Aycock, W. M. Mc
Millan, E. T. Richburg, R. R. Mllam,
1'. S. Jeans, Ii. 1*. Adair, H. .1. Cope
land, A. B. Galloway, W. E. Owens,
A committee was selected to revise
the rolls: R. P. Adair, R. .1. Copeland,
and S. W. Sumerel.
Representutlves were elected from
the Lydia Mill: W. E. Johnson and
A. C. Franklin.
On Saturday evening at the Clinton
Mill the Clinton Mill Democratic ch.',
was organized with the following of
ficers: president, J. C. Harper; vice
president, E. Y. McQuown, secretary,
A. P. Campbell. 10. Y. McQuown was
chosen executive commltteeman. The
delegates were: D. T. Godfrey, A. F.
Campbell, J. C. Templeton and J. K.
Templeton. None of these delegates
Clinton Hotel (Tinnges Hands.
The Clinton Hotel owned by Mr.
John Young and operated for three
years past by Mr. B. L. King, has been
sub leased by Mr. King to Mr. Jones
of Dillon. The new proprietor will
take possession May 8th. Mr. King's
family will move to their home on the
corner of Broad and Centennial streets
Stephen 1>. Lee Chapter to Meet.
m On Friday afternoon at the residence
^of Mrs. P. McD. Kennedy, the Stephen
D. Lee chapter U. D. C. will meet to
make final arrangements for the cel
ebration of Memorial Day and to elect
officers for the ensuing year.
The adjunct children's chapter, the
RutledgO Owens chapter, met on Fri
day afternoon with Miss Julia Owens
and enjoyed a very pleasing program.
Miss Saba Donk, a thoroughly train
ed and highly commended musician
gives a song recital here this even-1
ing for the benefit of the Ladles' Aid I
Society of the Presbyterian church.
,On Thursday evening, May 2, in the
Utopia hall will be held a mock court
for the benefit of the public library.
It is being well advertised and a big
crowd Is expected. It Is some time
since the Clinton public had the op
portunity to see a broad farce by
home talent. Such things always take
well and this it Is snid, will be as
funny as the "Dustrlck Skull."
Cblcora College to Visit Here.
Next Saturday the student body of
Chlcora College will come to Clinton
on their annual picnic. The college
students look forward eagerly to this
visit from their sister Institution. The
Thornwell Orphanage will also be
thrown open to the visitors. In the
afternoon they will enjoy the spectn
clo of a base ball game between the
Presbyterians and Clemson.
Social and Personal Item:..
The last games of base ball lo be
played by the college team this sea
son will be on Friday and Saturday
afternoons with Clemson.
Among those attending the Tcaoh
fcfrs' Association from here were Prof.
PWoodworth and Misses Edith McCut
cheon, Margaret Parrott, Irene Prince,
and Marie Yaeger.
Dr. Bean wlil represent the Pres
byterian college at the exercises at
Winthrop next week, when that Insti
tution will celebrate Its 2f>th anni
The ninth grade of the public
school gave a beautiful party In hon
or of the tenth grade on Friday even
ing at the Clinton hotel.
Mrs. Waters Ferguson delightfully
entertained the Actacon book club
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Capt. W. H. McMaster, ?. S. An Gave
the Local Company Quite a Littic
KooHt During the Inspection.
The annual Inspection of the Trayn
ham Guards took place In the armory
and on the public square Friday af
ternoon, Adj. Gen. W. W. Moore in
specting for the state and Capt. W.
H. Mc.Master, U. S. A. inspecting for
the national government. Both of
llcers seemed well pleased with the
showing made by the company. A ]
larg number of both ladles and gen
tlemen were present to see the In-I
spction and looked on with a great
deal of interst. Following the inspec
I tlon, the two officers were guests at
' an informal but very pleasant lunch
eon in the officers' room at the arm
Before drill and arms inspection, the
armory and equipment were thorough
ly gone over by the two ofllcers. Af
ter this was finished the "boys" were
made to go through different maneuv
ers on the public square. Gen. Moore
and Capt. McMaster both took occa
sion to speak a few words to the com
pany, highly complementing the work
of Capt. Itichey and tho company as
:> whole, Capt. McMaster stated that
the company's property was better ar
ranged for easy checking than any
other company yet inspected. The
gun cleaning apparatus was the best he
had seen and he requested Capt.
Rlchey to have a photograph made of
it and sent to him to be shown to
other ofllcers, the apparatus being
something of Capt. Hichey's own mak
ing. He also stated that this com
pany was the only one In the state
that had regulation marching shoes,
the only company in the state whose
individual members are examined by
a physician of the medical corps or
any reputable physician, the personel
of the company showing the advan
tage of such examinations. Capt.
McMaster gave Capt. Richey the credit
for being the only commanding of
ficer in the state who had followed out
the instructions in a previous order to
procure a chart showing the cross
sections of a rifle. This chart hangs
in a beautiful frame in the armory.
Capt. McMaster was so well pleased
with the company's property and the
roll book as to have Capt. Itichey tear
out a sheet to be shown to other of
ficers in the state
The rifles of the company were
found in excellent condition.
BODY CARRIED TO GAFFNEY.
Death of Mr. IL K. Humphries Regret
ted by a Large Circle of Friends
Mr. H. K. Humphries, who has been
living In' this city for the past six
years, died at his home here hist
Thursday afternoon after an Illness
of a little less than a week. Mr. Hum
phries had not been in the best of
health for some time, but it was not
thought that death hovered so near.
The body was carried to Gaffney Fri
day afternoon, where it was interred
in the family plot. The following gen
tlemen acted as pall bearers here: Dr.
Christopher, .lohn A. Franks, C. B.
Bobo, C. H. Roper, W. Henderson and
Will Hudgens. A large number of
sorrowing friends followed the body
to the train.
Mr. Humphries was a native of Gaff
ney and was G7 years of age. having
served as a soldier In the Confeder
ate army. For six years he has been
living' here, being engaged in the
furniture business. He enjoyed the
friendship of a large number of the
business men of the city. He was
twice married, the second time being
to Miss Laura Hudgens, of this place.
Mrs. Humphries and her young son,
besides five children by his first mar
riage survive him.
Mr. John R. Parks Dead.
Mr. John B. Darks, a well known
citizen of the city, died yesterday
morning at his home, 475 Birnle St.,
after a long Illness. He was a na
tive of Laurens and comes of a prom
inent family of that county. For the
pnst several years, however, he has
been living in Greenville.?Greenville
Ha bun Picnic.
The Rnhun picnic opents at ten
o'clock Friday morning. May 3rd. The
Invited speakers, Rev. David Ramsey,
of Greenville and Prof. Breeden, of
Anderson, are coming and the public
are again cordially Invited to come
and bring well filled baskets.
DEMOCRATIC CLUBS MET SATURDAY
Actual Beginning of the State Campaign Begun Satur
day and Every Indication Points Towards the
Hottest Times Seen In Years?Jones
Wave Getting Larger.
I The county democratic club meet
ings were he'd Saturday for the pur
pose of clee'ing o'tlcers for the com
ing ye'*r and Boleciing delegates to
the county convention which is to ho
held here next Monday. Unusual in
terest was taken in most of the club
meetings, a larger number of voters
being present than is usual. This is'
an Indication that the people are pre
paring for a determined fight during
the coming summer. Although the
name of the governor was not brought
in at either of the t*o city club meet
ings, it was very evident that the
minds of all were upon the question
of Bleaseism. However, no light of
any kind developed. Very lit
tle speech making was indulged in at
either meeting. At the meeting of No.
2, Mr. H. S. Blackwell was called up
on, but he asked to he excused as he
hadnt come prepared. Mr. lt. D.
Boyd also asked to be excused. Dr. A.
C. Fuller spoke only a few words, de
claring that If there were evils In the
state government they should be done
away with, while, on the other hand,
If the government was what it should
be it should be supported. Mr. W. C.
Irby, Jr., spoke a few words In oppo
sition to the movement to do away
with tho county to county campaign
and also in opposition to the move
ment to restrict the primaries. He
introduced a resolution in accord with
the views expressed and they were
passed. Like resolutions were passed
in several other clubs.
At one of the meetings it was staled
that a resolution would probably be
introduced in the state convention to
allow those who had failed, by over
sight, to enroll to vote if their ellgibil-|
ity is certified to by officers of the
The following are the reports of
various club meetings as received by
I.aureus No. 1.
President, J. B. Brooks,
Vice Presidents: B. H. Wilkes and
A. C. Todd.
Secretary: Alison Lee.
Enrolling Committee: B. W. Cope
land, W. P. Thomason, Albert Dial
and the secretary.
Executive Committecman: It. A.
Delegates to County Convention: J.
B. Brooks. H. K. Alken, J. D. Watts,
J. A. P. Moore, P. B. Bailey, R. A.
Cooper. S. M. Wilkes. W. H. Dial, W.
L. Taylor, J. N. Wright, It. E. Babb,
N. B. Dial, A. C. Todd, B. W. Cope
land. J. 11. Kennedy, J. 1). Watts, J. 1).
Sullivan, W. P. Thomason, J. 0. Was
son. Alison Lee, E. W. Martin, L. G.
Balle, It. V. Irby, E. 11. Wilkes, B. A.
Laurens No. 2.
President, 0. G. Thompson.
Vice President: J. T. Crews.
Secretary and Treasurer: W. C.
Executive Committceman: W. T.
Delegates to County Convention; W.
C. Irby. Jr.. J. M. Cannon, 0. G.
Thompson. J. J. Glynn, .1. F Bolt, J.
D. Owings, lt. D. Boyd. J. F. Owlngs,
John T. Langston, I). C. Barksdale. B.
B. Blakeley. J. \V. Thompson. Reld
Blakeley, Geo. H. Bolt, J. Warren
Bolt. L. S. Bolt. J. C. Langston, C. A.
Power, J. C. Hill, E. R. Blakeley, W.
T. Crews, M. L. Nash, F. P. McGowan,
J. it. Fin ley, n. s. Blackwell.
Scuffletown Democratic Club.
President: O. P. Goodwyn.
Secretary: M. M. Poole.
Executive Cominltteemnn: L. 8.
Delegates: O. P. Goodwyn. J, Wilson
Dlakeley, W. M. Wyers, W. E. Mc-j
Cllntock, M. M. Poole.
Goldvlllo Democratic (Inb.
President, Geo. A. Drowning, Jr.
Vice President: J. E. Hamm.
Secretary: J, C. Kinard.
Executive Committceman: Geo. A.
The enrollment was 00 members and
tho following delegates elected to the
county convention: Geo. A. Browning.
Jr., J. E. Hamm, J. G. Halle and W. E.
Blalcck. The delegates go uninstruef
ed and no endorsements were made or
Cross Hill Club.
President: M. T. Simpson.
The meetings of Democratic clubs
throughout South Carolina Saturday
showed a preference for Wood row
Wilson for president and Ira B. Jones
I for governor. In the election of dele
gates the mo^t striking feature was
tno action of many clubs In instruct
ing the delegates for Wilson at the
county conventions. At many meet
ings the candidacy of Jones for gov
ernor was indorsed, while the ex pros
sion is noted at other meetings ? y the
selection of delegates Known to favor
Judge Jones' candidacy.
Instruction for Wilson was much in
evidence in Riehland county, who e a
majority of the clubs seem to have
gone on record as favoring tho New
Jersey governor for the nomination.
Wilson will have a majority of the
delegates at the county convention.
To Control Convention.
Returns in Spartanburg indicate
that Wilson and Jones will be in the
majority at the county convention. In
struction for Wilson and indorsement
of Jones came from many precincts.
In the city of Spartanburg a strong
Wilson and Jones sentiment was man
Possibly the most exciting meeting
was at Georgetown, where Jones and
Wilson received indorsement, this
being followed by the withdrawal of!
Blease supporters from the meeting to
set up an opposition meeting and
choose other delegates. Other George
town precincts also indorsed Wilson
Vice President: G. M, Hanna.
Secretary: B. A. Wharton.
Hrecutive Committeeman: W. B.
Delegates to county convention:M.
T. Simpson, R. W. Brown. .1. W. Sim
mons, S. H. Goggans, W. B. Fuller,
II. A. Pinson, I.. F. McSwaln, Clarence
Cunlnghara and .1. D, Wltherspoon.
Sullivan Township Democratic Club.
President: H. M. Wasson.
Vice President: N. B. Wood.
Clerk: .1. W. Kellett.
Executive Commltteemen: R. M.
Wasson, N. B. Wood, T. .1. Sullivan.
Enrolling Committee: .1. W. Kellett,
T. .1. Sullivan. H. M. Wasson. W. A.
Baldwin. A. .1. Monroe, T. T. Wood,
W. B. Davis, W. M. Nash.
Executive Committeeman: J. W.
Delegates, to County Convention:
Win. 1). Sullivan, R. M. Wasson. Jos.
G. Sullivan. N. B. Wood. J. W. Kellett.
R. M. Bolt. J. I.. Baldwin, Dr. .1. 1..
Donnon, T. J. Sullivan, J. II. Wood,
W. II. Monroe. N. S. Bolt. W. B, Wil
son. W. W. Davis. W. P. Walker.
Each delegate given the power lo
select his own alternate.
Dials Democratic Club.
President: Virgil A. White.
Vice President: W. II. Barksdale.
Secretary: W. S. Power.
Executive Committeeman: A. C. Ow
Delegates to County Convention: H
G. Wilson, II. S. Wallace, G. T. Wolff.
Jno. F. Gray. .1. II. Curry. P. M. Hel
iums, 1). D. Harris. R. P. Owings. J.
E. Wham, Laurens Armstrong, W. L.
Aborcromblo, Willis Putman, w. P.
Medlock, V. A. White. W. S. Power,
it. C. Owings. J. F. Stoddnrd, H. J. G.
Curry, A. C. Owings. E. T. Shell, Zeno
Wilson 1 D. Peden, J. N. Leak, Rev. J.
Enrolling Committee: U. G. Wilson,
J. H. Wolff. P. M. Hellams, R. R. Ow
ings, D. D. Peden, T. A. Willis. R. C.
Owings, W. S. Power, J. E. Wham,
Youngs Democratic Club No. 1.
President. W. P. Harris.
Executive Committeeman: J. W.
Enrollment Committee: C. R. Wal
lace, J. W. Canady, J. J. Riddle, J. F.
Sloan, W. It. Henderson.
Delegates to County Convention: J.
W. Canady, W. P. Coker. lt. G. Harris,
C. R. Wallace. 11. O. Martin, A. R. tld
dle, T. J. Hughes, Alexander Aber
Nov. Location of Dr. Albright.
On account of the work being done
on the Traynham bullding, Dr. G. C.
Albright has moved Into the Dial
building, where he will make bis
temporary headquarters until the com
pletion of the Traynham building.
BIDS ARE OPENED
FOR LAURENS BUILDING
Ohio Concern Makes the Lowest Hid
on Post Office Building* Masiiburn
& Hounds did not Hid.
The bids submitted by the different
contractors for the work on the Lau
rens federal building were opened in
Washington last week. The lowest
bid was made by James De Vnult. of
Hampton, Ohio, his figures being $45,
404. The highest bid was for $55,000.
Relatively higher bids were made for
sandstone instead of limestone. Messrs
Mashburn & Hounds, builders of the
court house, did not submit bids. As
the bid of the Ohio concern came with
in the amount allowed by the appro
priation, it is probable I hat they will
get it. The bids were as follows:
James De Vault, limestone, $45,404;
\Y. J, Hrent Cons! met ion Co., Nor
folk, Va.: limestone $46,212; sandstone
Geo. \V. stiles Construction Co., Chi
cago. Ill , limestone $40,820.
King Dumber Co., Cliarlottosvllle,
Va., limestone $47,800, sandstone $.".1.
Algation Blair, Montgomery, Ala.,
limestone $48,104; sandstone $50.900.
Wise Granite Co., Wise. N. a, lime
stone $48,890; sandstone $50,890.
Newport Construction and Engineer
ing Co., Newport News, Va., limestone
$49,988; sandstone $51,988.
Holaday & Grouse, Greensboro, N.
C, limestone $.'?0,000; sandstone $"i2,
Moore & Dames. Kokomo, Ind.. lime
Bines Brothers, Logansport, Ind..
limestone $55,000; sandstone $57,000.
J. W. BOLT WOX PRIZE.
For Naming the Leguminous Clover
Samples Brought in by J. W. 1).
Mr. J. Warren Bolt won the quarter
of mutton offered by Mr. John 1). W.
Watts for the person who correctly
named the largest number of samples
of leguminous clover which he brought
to the city Thursday. Mr. Bolt
named nine out of the ten samples.
Mr. J. W. Todd and Col. IL Y. Simp
son came as close seconds to Mr.
Bolt and Mr. Watts has decided to di
vide another quarter between them.
As was stated in The Advertiser last
week, Mr. Walts made this offer to
attract some Interest towards the
growth of these crops.
In speaking of the result of the
offer, Mr. Watts stated that it clear
ly demonstrated to him the fact that
no man in the town, under forty five
years of age. knew three out of the
ten kinds shown, and that Interest'
in agriculture for the past few years
had been centered too much In the
raising of cotton.
Mr. Watts is very much Interested
In the growing of the leguminous
crops as an acid in the upbuilding of
the land, Although it has been found
that the lands in (his section have to
be first inoculated by planting of the
clovers themselves, Mr. Walts finds
that the more of it that is planted the
better the Condition thai the lands
get in. They aid a gi eat deal in
building up the lands which have been
run down by the drain of many years'
Negro Man killed.
John Anderson, colored. Using on
hte Burdctte place near the city, was
shot Thursday afternoon by another
negro by 'he name of Jasper March.
There had been some hard feeling be
tween the two for some lime, the
quarrel coming to a Climax Thursday
afternoon when Jasper shot the other
negro with a shot gun. The load went
Into the left side. Physicians were
Immediately called, but very little
COUld be done for the wounded man.
He died the next day. Policemen Held
and Sullivan were on the scene soon
aftor the shooting occurred. Mack was
taken Into custody and Is now in the
; ;,,; Bluff closes.
The Pine Bluff school, in Cross
Hill township, closed a most success
ful year with appropriate exercises
Friday evening. The delightful pro
gram was carried out by the children,
showing that they had all been well
trained by their teacher. A meeting
of the hoard of trustees was held a
few days ago and Miss Ethel Me
Daniel, who has had charge of the
school for the past years term was re
elected for another year. However,
she has decided that she will not ac
cept the position for another year.
. N. B. DIAL
Large Number off Citizens
Mr. IHnl Stilted (lint He is H?ning on
his Own Merits Strictly, that lie Ex
peels to Work for the Industrial and
Agricultural Welfare of his stale
Hon. N. It. Dial last Tuesday night
made his flrsl public appearance
as a candidate for tho ofllco of
United States Senator, when lie
address a large number of his
"homo folks" in the court house here.
Although Mr. Dial has been unusual
ly successful in everything which ho
has undertaken since early manhood,
his best work having been before the
circuit and supreme courts, he lays
no claim to oratory. Doing a plain,
matter of fact bill aggressive busi
ness man. he talks square from tho
shoulder, as man to man. and holds
Iiis hearers with a peculiar grip. Last,
night, his nudence was composed of
town-folks, fanners and visiting nt
orncys, in ntlcndcncc upon court, and
their attention was hold throughout.
.Mr. Dial was Introduced by Mr. 0.
1*. Qoodwyn, a farmer of this county.
In beginning he stated that he would
be 50 years of age today, that he had
spent his best years in upbuilding
bis native county and state, incident
ally keeping the wolf from his own
door, and he felt in a position to
compass the crowning ambition of his
life to represent his people In tho
United States senate and endeavor, by
personal contact with northern men
of capital and Influence, to exploit tin;
resources of the south and bring mote
Capital to develop it. While clinging
tenaciously to all the democratic,
principles as to the tariff, the trusts
and the preservation of natural re
sources, Mr. Dial intends making his
campaign principally upon such cur
rency reform as will ensure proper
distribution of capital to the southern
stales. He does not pretend at this
time to outline specifically any
definite plan to do this, hut expects
his reputation as. a business man and
a banker to stand sponsor for him
Until he can get ^n touch with his dut
ies and condition, in Washington so
that he can set about pushing tllOSO
reforms. Mr. Dial believes, he said,
strongly in the future growth, of tin.-,
state, but believes its growth can bo
greatly hastened If the moneyed peo
ple of the north could be made to re
alize the boundless wealth lying dor
mant in the soil and watorpower. lin
ing gotten p- lally In touch with
these people in private life, ho state.t
that he felt that he was now in po
sition to go to the senate and so drive
home arguments that he has made as
a private citizen that the vast capi
I tal of the northern centers, will bo
made to How in this direction,
Mr. Dial stated that he was in favor
of the direct election of senators, gov
ernment aid of good roads and <li
rectlon of drainage, repealing of tho
ancient navigation laws (so as to
allow the merchant marine to expand,)
revision of the tariff downward, prop
er supervision of trusts, publication
j of pension lists, reorganization of dif
ferent government, departments, es
pecially that of the post ofllce, pres
ervation Of the country's natural re
sources and arbitration of Internation
al difficulties by treaties rather than
by war. At the last he stated that ho
was In favor of any measure that
would go to the prosperity of all the
people, regardless of where they lived.
Mr. Dial closed amid generous
applaU8e8, He evidently intends run
ning upon his merits alone, as ntf
mention was made of the other can
Voters should remember that
membership In democratic clnbs
In the past docs not ensure rii cm -
bershlp In the future. To be a
member of a club, jour name
must be put on again this year.
A reorganization takes place
every year. See to il that
your name is replaced on your