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Laurens Schools to Close
HILARY A. HERBERT
TO MAKE ADDRESS
After a Successful Session the City
Schools will Close the Doors Mon
day Evening, May 20th. Address
of Col. Herbert to be Monday Even
Ing, May 18th.
After a nine months' successful ses
sion under the direction of Supt. U. L.
.lones, the city schools will close Mon
day evening, May 110th. The annual
address of the commencement season
will he delivered somewhat earlier
than visual and a few days before the
closing of the school. The address
will he made Monday evening May 13th
by Col. Hilary A. Herbert, a native
of tills county and now a distinguished
citizen of Washington, D. C. Col. Her
bert was horn in this county, but at
an early age moved to Alabama where
lie rose to prominence. During Cleve
land's administration of the presidency
Col. Herbert was appointed Secretary
of the Navy and was largely responsi
ble for the increased efficiency and
tlie steady growth and effectiveness of
that arm of the service during those
years. After Cleveland's administra
tion Col. Herbert took up the practice
of law in Washington, where he has
been signally successful. In addition
to his arduous labors in his profes
sion, Col. Herbert has found time to
devote himself to literary work and
is the author of several books of an
historical nature. The address of
Col. Herbert will begin at 8:30 o'clock
in the school auditorium.
The annual sermon will be preach
ed in the Methodist church Sunday
morning, the 19th, by Dr. W. W. Dan
iel, president of Columbia Female col
lege. Dr. Daniel is one of the most
widely known ministers in the South
Carolina conference and a large con
gregation is expected to be present to
Because of the fact that the annual
graduating exercises arc rather too
lengthy to be carried out during one
?evening, Mr. .lones has decided to have
part of the exercises Monday morn
ing, May 20th, and to have the real
graduating exercises Monday evening.
Heginning at 0:00 Monday morning, a
part of the graduating class will read
their essays, songs will be sung by
the children, the honor rolls will he
read and other minor details will he
carried out. To these exercises the
public is invited and expected to at
Monday evening the graduating class
will continue their exercises. The
diplomas will be delivered and the
medals awarded. For this evening Mr.
.lones has succeeded in securing Prof.
.T. G. Clinkscales, of Wofford college, to
make the address. Prof. Clinkscales
is a distinguished educator of the
state and always is prepared to make
a scholarly address. Having already
a largo, number of friends here, it is
expected that the auditorium will be
filled With expectant hearers.
The following are the names of the
graduates and their essays:
Rvellne Austin: "Our Southern Wo
men During the Civil War."
Crier Hlakely: "The Hero of Vln
Richard Dunlap: "The Private".
Lula Dial: "The Life of .Jefferson
Mildred Casque: "Henry TImrod"
Claude Garrett: "The Life of R. E.
Otis Huff: "The Facts that Make a
Edwin Moseley: "Should the United
States Annex Mexico?"
Tom Owlngs: "The Power of Inven
Hoy Owlngs: "Child Labor In South
Anna Prentlss: "Places of Revolu
tionary Fame In Upper South Caro
'* Julius Sltgreaves: "Electricity and
its Effect on the Age".
Florlno Simpson: "Raphael's Slstlne
Kathleen Wllkes: "Why We Fought
In the Civil War".
John Wofford: "China Asleep and
Marie Langston: "Is or Is Not our
State Government Extravagant?"
Julia Chlldress: "South Carolina Re
FOR THIS COUNTY
Miss Willou (Jray lins boon Employed
by tho County Board of Kducatlon to
do Kurnl Supervising Work.
The county board of education has
decided that Laurens county Is to
keep up with other counties In the
state In the matter of school Improve*
inent work, especially in the rural dis
tricts. Because of the fact that the
city schools are more able, financially,
to take care of this kind of work with
its own corps of teachers, the school
supervisor employed by the county
hoard will look after the interests of
the rural schools only. Miss Willou
(Jray has been employed to undertake
j this work and she will begin her du
ties at the beginning of next session.
During the coming summer she will go
to Winthrop College, where she will
take further studies in order to be
better prepared to undertake the work.
Miss (Jray is a graduate of Columbia
Female? college, has done post gradu
ate work at the University of Tennes
see and holds an A. M. degree from
New York University. She lias taught
successfully for several years in the
schools of the county.
Through the efforts of the county
superintendent of education, a liberal
donation from the Peabody fund has
been given the county toward the sal
ary of Miss Gray.
Several of the counties of the state
have been employing rural school
supervisors for several year; and the
work that they have done lias called
forth the unqualified endowment of
leading educators. Hon. O. B. Martin,
of the United Stales department of ag
riculture has taken a great deal of in
terest In the work and takes every
opportunity to speak a good work for
it. Through the efforts of Miss Marie
Cromer, now Mrs. Cecil H. Seigler,
who was employed in this kind of
work, were formed the first girls to
mato clubs in the country and through
her efforts they have been extended
all over the United Slates.
HIGH SCHOOL MONKY KK( KIVKI).
Over u Thousand Dollars Received
from tlio County Auditor for the
State Aid High Schools.
Treasurer Ross 1). Young has re
ceived from the stale treasurer and
placed to the credit of the superin
tendent of education $1,171.00, which
is this county's portion of the state
aid high school fund. This same
amount was received a few weeks be
fore Christmas, the total amount com
ing in two installments. It will thus
be seen that each BChool below receiv
ed this year twice as much as is
credited to them this time. This mon
ey goes towards the general running
expenses of the schools named. The
following arc the schools and the
amounts accredited to each In the sup
The high schools at Laurcns and
Clinton no longer participate in tills
fund, having been barred at the 1011
term of the legislature.
MKS. YVLLIS HKI.LAMS.
Native of This County Dies nt her
Home in Spurtnuhtirg.
Mrs. Willis Hellams, sister-in-law
of Mr. Capus Hellams of this city,
died at her home in Spartanburg Fri
day, May Xrd. She was about 63 years
of age and had been In declining health
for some time. Hefore her marriage
she was a Miss Mahala Yeargin, of
this county, and was widely connect
ed. The funeral services were held at
Lanford Saturday, wliero a large as
semblage of people gathered to pay
a last trlbuto to her.
She is survived by one child, MrB.
Mark Patterson, and a number of oth
er relatives. Her husband, Mr. Wil
lis Hellams, died only a few months
George Ruth, the negro who made
an nttack upon Mr. J. B. Tlmmerman
at the freight depot some weeks ago
I and who escaped at the time, was lo
cated In Charlotte several days ago
and brought to Lnurens by Chief Hug
well. The negro is now In the county
LAURENS COUNTY FOR BLE?8E
SOUTH CAROLINA EOR JONES
So Went the Conventions Held In South Carolina Mon
day?Counties That Have Heretofore Given Strong
Blease Majorities at the Polls Went for Jones
In the Conventions.
With 41 Democratic county conven
tions heard from out of a total of 44,
It appeared at midnight Monday night
that the supporters of Judge Ira B.
Jones for governor would have easy
control of the State convention, which
will be held In Columbia May 15, ac
cording to The State. The Woodrow
Wilson forces at midnight had a nuc
leus of 38 Instructed votes, with en
dorsements in counties with a com
bined vote of 48 delegates.
The conventions, held all over South
Carolina, were in the main qiuet and
harmonious, though in two places?
Charleston and Georgetown?there
were contests resulting in splits-. In
both cases two conventions were held,
each electing county organization offi
cers and full slates of delegates. The
trouble In Charleston vas caused by
the contest for sheriff, in which .1.
Elmore Martin, the incumbent, seeks
reelection, in Georgetown the split
came after the anti-Hlease candidate
for chairman. Edward Grlswold, had
been declared elected by one vote over
.1. Walter Doar.
The results show about the follow
ing on the contest for control of the
State convention: Jones delegates
(men from counties which indorsed
the Judge for governor or men whose
personal preference Is known to be
for Jones)?113; Mease (under con
vention, indorsement or personal af
filiation)?3G; uncommitted or un
known 45; totnl convention vote 336.
On presidential preference the
vote, if vote it may be called, stands:
Wilson (instructed and from counties
indorsing Wilson), %; Wilson (per
sonal preference). 23. Total 111). Un
derwood (known to favor the Alabama
congressman), !'. There was no other
expression of preference for presi
dent. Five counties instructed for
Wilson and live indorsed him.
On the gubernatorial side there is
one coolest affecting the Standing,
this being in Georgetown, where the
regulars indorsed Judge Jones and
the other convention took no action
with regard to preference. The same
is true of the presidential race, the
Georgetown regulars instructing for
Wilson and the other club not express
ing its preference.
Anumher of counties are still un
Judge Jones' home countyy, T.ancas
ter, gave him an enthusiastic Indorse
ment. Spartanburg, which was on<?
of the fighting points of the campaign,
went for Judge Jones almost bodily,
electing?a solid Jones ticket of dele
gates, indorsing Judge Jones and in
structing its delegates for Woodrow
Clarendon declared for the unit rule
in the national convention.
In Dorchester Senator Tlllman's
candidacy for reelection to the senate
In Edgcfield, Senator TUman was
elected a delegate, as was .1. W. Thur
mond, Judge Jones' campaign man
ager. Judge Jones' candidacy was
indorsed by a vote of OS to 4 and he
Is believed to be favored by all the
In Marlboro county D. W. Mcl.aurln
was Indorsed for State treasurer. Jn
Orangeburg the convention Indorsed
the custom of electing as delegate at
large the governor, tho State chair
man and the two United States sen
I.aurens county's convention In
dorsed Gov. Mease's administration
and declared against any restriction
on the primary vote. It also Instruct
ed Its delegates to support Gov. Mease
for delegate at large to the national
The Union convention opposed any
restriction of the primary vote.
In Greenville the convention adopt
ed a resolution looking to the reopen
ing of entries in the primary race In
case of death of one of the contesf
I In Dillon resolutions were adopted
condemning corruption of the electr
rate and pledging candidates to stamp
out the practice.
Si'.luda county Indorsed Senator Till?
man for reelection.
Convention President: R. A. Cooper.
Convention Secretary: C. A. Power.
County Chairman: John M. Cannon.
Executive Commttteenian: \V. T.
Delegates to Convention: G. M.
Moore, W. C. Irby.Jr., .lolin M. Can
non. O. P. Goodwyn, Clarence Cun
ningham, Rev. .T. K. McCain, T. W.
Cannady, Geo. A. Drowning.
Hon. R. A. Cooper requested that
Iiis name be not submitted for reelec
tion to the office of county chairman,
The county democratic convention,
held In the court house Monday, was
at times a disorderly affair and dif
ficult of control. On several different
occasions Mr. Cooper, with difficulty,]
succeeded in securing order.
The convention was a Please con
vention, in so far as results go. The
Please forces had succeeded in bring
ing full representation to the meet
ing and were In the majority. After
this fact was demonstrated by an aye
and no ballot upon the question of In
dorsement of Gov. Please, no contests
followed as it was evident that the
majority were standing together. The I
contest of the meeting came when
Judge O. G. Thompson attempted to
have resolutions passed, one para
graph of which declared against the
indorsement of any candidate. Anoth
er paragraph In Judge Thompson's res
olutions was aimed against the move
ment to restrict the primary and still
another favored the convention's In
dorsement ol a presidential candidate.
Mr. John Cannon, leading the Please
forces, attempted to nullify the reso
lutions of Judge Thompson by offer
ing a substitute amendment, one of
whose paragraphs hilariously indorsed
the governor. A heated colloquy fol
lowed, which was Anally settled by a
motion to lay Judge Thompson's reso
lutions upon the table. Calling for
the aye and no vote, the tellers were
unable to agree as to A'hlch side bad
a majority. This predicament was
? Kotten out of when the motion to lay
on the table was withdrawn and the
original amendment of Mr. Cannon
J was put. paragraph by paragraph. The
(list paragraph in Mr. Cannon's reso
lution called for an unqualified in
dorsement of Piease's administration
\ and a repudiation of the last legisla
ture, This paragraph was put and
resulted in a victory of the Please
' forces by a vote of 93 to 7J. This vote
demonstrated the relative strength of
the two factions and after this vote
all the other paragraphs were carried
by acclamation. The resolution as a
whole being adopted, Judge Thomp
son's resolutions were killed.
In order that the people of Laurens
county might read what their conven
tion lias passed and what the other
part of the state is to judge the peo
ple of the county by, the resolutions
are published, as follows:
.1. M. Cannon'' Resolutions.
Pe It resolved, ThP this convention
endorse the administration of Gov.
Cole \j. Please and that we repudiate
1 the unfair and dk titorial light made on
him by the last legislature.
Be is resolved. That this convention
sense of this convention that every
candidate for the legislature and sen
ate declare themselves "for" or
"against" Cole L. Please, for gover
nor, the peculiar political conditions
make this step necessary in order that
the people may know for whom they
are voting, whether for a friend or
an open enemy.
itesolved third, That thlp. eonven
tlon put Itself on record as being un
alterably opposed to any restrictions
placed on the vote in the primary.
Resolved fourth, That this conven
tion go on record as opposed to the
elimination of the county to county
campaign for state officers.
Re it resolved fifth, That whereas a
fight Is being waged to keep Gov. Cole
P. Please from being a delegate to
National Democratic convention to be
held at Paltlmore, It Is therefore, the
sense of this convention that only
such delegates as are willing to sup
(Continued On Page Five.)
TO BE OBSERVED:
Parade of Children, Daughters, TrayII?
ham Guards, Sons of Veterans and
Veterans to be Made from School
? House. f
The annual Memorial Day exercises
will be held Friday afternoon. An un
usually attractive program has been
arranged. The school children, the
Daughters of the Confederacy, the
Sons of Veterans, the Tray it ham
Guards and the Veterans will take j
part In a parade which Is to start
from the school building at 5 o'clock.
From here the parade will lead to the
cemetery where after the usual cus
tom, the graves of the dead soldiers
will he decorated with flowers. A few
simple exercises will also take place
The stores of the city have been
requested to close at r> o'clock so that
all the employees might have the op
portunity of attending the exercises
and manifest an interest in the occa
Crosses of honor will he bestowed
upon the following: .1. S. Bozdcll, S.
Cokcr, A. .1. Smith. I'. Cannon, .1. V.
Culbertson, W. \\. Fowler, .1. B. .lones,
\V. B. Parsons, G. M. Langs ton, .1. W.
Moore. .1. 15. Peden, R. Y. .1. IDllego, G.
A. Miller, A. V. Motes, Joseph \V.
Moore, B. Plnckney Jones, William N.
PICNIC AT IIA HC N.
Delightful Day Marked the Closing of
the Kden and Habiiu Schools.
The picnic at Rabun last Friday
marked the close of a successful year's
work of the Eden and Rabun schools.
About ten-thirty o'clock the evcrclses
were opened with several beautiful
songs, after which Mr. W. A. Baldwin
offered the opening prayer. After a
few appropriate and interesting words
of welcome by Mr. 11. II. Mahon, Rev.
Davd M. Hamsey, president of G. F.
c. college, Greenville, delivered a
splendid address -"He True to Thy
self"; in which he gave the young
school boys and girls some good ad
vice. Then last hut not least came the
good talk of Rev. 11. 1.. Bnggott, the
beloved pastor of Rabun church, in
the form of an appreciation. The
speakers were presented with large,
beautiful hunches of white and yellow
? marchalniel roses by the schools as a
token of honor.
Then about one o'clock the crowd
gathered beneath the huge oak trees
where the good ladies had a long ta
ble weighted down with good things
to eat It was something beautiful to
behold. Now the afternoon was turned
over to the young people and Clipld
only, can relate the events which hap
pened In the shady grove.
Equitable Insurance Building Fire.
Mr. Lavender has put aero.-s a good
one this time, sure enough, lie has
procured for Thursday afternoon and
night a complete film of l.,> groat
Equitable fire in New York City when
that great pile of magnificent wood,
stone and masonry was completely
wrecked. The burning building and
the activities of the lire fightcru of the
I metropollo are clearly shown in won
derfully realistic pictures. Mr. lipv
' ender thinks that will be tho greatest
picture that he has yet shown and he
Is expecting to see a packed house.
The usual prices that ha\o made the
picture show such a success hero will
prevail: live and ten cents for all
parts of the house.
Combined School Picnic.
The two schools of Oak Grove and
COpoland are planning to have a picnic
to celebrate Ihn closing of both
schools. The picnic will be held at
Davis Spring, a few miles east of Lau
rens, and a large crowd is expected
to attend. Neither school will have
any exercises, but several prominent
speakers will be present to make ad
dresses. A musical program has been
arranged and this will prove an at
tractive feature of the day. The pub
lic Is cordially invited to be present
and to come with well filled baskets.
Woman's Missionary Institute.
The Woman's Missionary Institute,
for Laurens county, of the Presbyteri
an church, will be held at the First
Presbyterian church, nt Laurens, May
16th. The exercises will commence at
10:30 a. m. The ladles of the two
missionary societies of the rhurch here
will entertain the delegates. An at
tractive program has been arranged
and a full attendance Is anticipated.
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple nil out the County and to Those.
Who Have Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to Other Statct.
Tylersvllle, May 6- Rev. J. C. Davis
tilled his regular appointment at San
day Springs Sunday afternoon. Quite
a crowd was present and we wero
glad to see sii many visitors.
Mr. T. P. Poole spent Sunday with
Messrs. J. S. Crulg and W. ('. Winters.
Misses Ella and Llllle Peterson aro
at home to spend the summer vacation.
Mrs. Lulu Cooper and daughter, lit
tle Edith, have returned from an ex
tended visit to relatives in Charlotte,
Mr. Fur ill an Poole was in Cross An
chor Sunday afternoon.
Quite a number of people from hero
were in Lnurens Saturday.
Misses 10)In and Mattle Polle Peter
son spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
P. P. Donnan and family.
Mr. Martin Poole was in Laurens
Pine Grove, May in. Most all tho
farmers have about finished planting
In this neighborhood.
Mr. W. P. Pled lost one of his flno
mules last week.
Mrs. Fred Franks Is getting along
nicely now hut her niece .Miss Maniio
Fowler is still with her.
Miss Pila Pramlett is still at Pall
iens with her grandmother who Is
still very low.
Mr. and Mrs. /.. It. Traynham and
little son, Pay, spent last Sunday with
I M r. .lohn I lenry I Sowers,
Mr. Austin Pramlett and daughter,
I Mae. spent last Saturday in l.aurens
with his mother Mis. Sarah Pramlett.
I Barksdale, May 0, The fourth Sunday
, in April seemed to bo a vor.> appro
I Ifvinte day for marriages. Several took
place around here. Among them worn
I Miss Eula Paldwln and Mr. Willie
Chestoin of Cray Court.
Misses Idez und Loudcllc Paldwin.
w em to i.aureus Im t Friday.
Mr and Mrs. Toni Armstrong, of
Cray Court, visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. .1. V Henderson las) Sunday.
We were sorry to learn thai Messrs.
W. II. Plllksdalc and SV, It. Putnam
Mr. Mosly Burton and Mr. Elmer
Paldwin paid Mi. George Palib a short
: visit last Sunday morning,
Lanford Station. April 28. On Mon
day evening Miss Neil Wolborh de
lightfully entertained hor friends. The
parlor was beautifully decorated with
potted plants and cut. flowers.
Refreshments were gracefully serv
ed by the hostess. The gif ts Were:
.Misses Mai lc and Itulli Patterson Ora
Dell Hunte!', Flbi'rie Lanford and
j Hobiii Patterson; Messrs. p. I), Alex
ander, Pen Hunte.-, William Hy'rd Goo.
land Samuel Hlukeley, Poyd and Clyde
I Deshields and Chnrlton Patterson;
(lames were indulged in until an up.
I propriate hour when the very happy
: occasion was ended by reluctant and
lingering departures. \
.Tones. May ?;. Mr. Samuel Awry.
of Laurens was in this section recent
ly operating an Improved gin sharp
Mr. W. II, Hill and son. .Timmlo Loo,
recently visited Greenwood.
Mr. G. L. Graham hns n flno garden.
Mr. Willie Williams passed away oil
the 2Mb of April and all of our peopl ?
tenderly sympathize with the bereaved
Messrs. Samuel ami Charlie Wil
liams, of Laurens, were recently in
Horn on 2.rith of April to Mr. and
Mrs. Pen Carroll, a son.
Porn on 3rd of May, to Mr and Mrs.
J, C. Russell, n daughter.
Mr. Drayton Poggs has a position
with Mr. J. II, Henty.
Mr. T. J, Deacham bus returned from
the Chester hospital.
Miss Jlmmle McNillCh has finished
her school and Is at home for the siim
(Continued on Pago Bight.)