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BEGINS IN CLINTON
Next Week Will be Great
Following Weeks of Preparation the
Citizens of Clinton ure Confidently
Looking Forward to the Most Fro
titahle und Enjoyable Week In Many
Clinton. .May 28.?All Clinton Is pre
paring to put on gala attire for the
great Chautauqua week, which begins
Sunday. The differ et committees hav- |
lng thp work in charge have worked
unceasingly for the past few weeks and
the prospects are now that Clinton will
have within her doors many and many
of her former citizens and that the
week will he enjoyable as well as prof
itable. The home coming feature is
being most prominently agitated, al
though the greal interest has been
aroused both In the chautauqua pro
gram as well as the great Trade Day,
which is to be Saturday the 8th.
The sale of tickets has been very
gratifying to the promoters. All indi
cations point toward large attendance
at all of the entertainments. The lec
ture of Ex-Gov. James K. Vnrdaman Is
expected to draw the largest audience
ever seen at any attraction In Clinton
and almost If not equally as large
audiences nie predicted for the other
Through the generosity of the or
phanage trustees, the beautiful Memo
rial Hall has been procured for the
attractions. This hall Is large, well
ventilated and most admirably suited
for entertainments as are expected
during the week.
The price of tickets for the entire
week are exceptionally reasonable.
This was mnde so in the hope that all
Clintonlans and others who so desire
would bo not only willing but able
to participate In the good things to
be handed out. The double tickets for
the entire series sell for $3..10 while
single tickets to all the attractions sell
?for $2.00. Single attraction tickets
^'111 be sold at he door.
The following Is the program of the
Sunday, June 2nd.
11 a. m. Baccalaureate Sermon Be
fore Graduating Class of the College.
8 p. m. Annual Y. M. C. A. Address.
Monday, June 3rd.
8 p. m. Annual Orators' Contest.
Wednesday. June f>th.
10 a. m. Commencement Day of the
8 p. m. Lecture?The Impending
Crisis, by Qov. Jas. K. Vardaman.
Thursday, June Cth.
9:30 a. m. Band Concert.
10 a. m. Bicycle Parade for Little
3 p. m. Lecture?The Man Against
The Mass, by Frank DIxon.
5 p. m. Base Ball.
8 p. m. Musical Concert Company.
Friday, Juno 7th.
0:30 a. m. Band Concert,
10 a. m. M rchants' Parade nnd
3 p. m. Nell Burnett Concert Company.
5 p. m. Base Ball.
8 p. m. Lecture?The Coming Ameri
can, by Frank DIxon.
Saturday, June 8th.
f?:30 a. m. Band Concert.
10 a. m. Automobile Parade.
11 a. m. Lecture?Triith and Shams,
by Hon. Jos.O. Camp.
5 p. m. BaBe Ball.
The commencement exercises of the
Presbyterian College of South Carolina
will begin Sunday, June 2nd, when
the Baccalaureate sermon will be
preached by Rev. H. R. Murchlson, of
?Lancaster. The past session haB been
f most successful one under the di
rection of President Douglas and the
prospects for next year are promising
indeed. The following is the program
for the week:
Sunday, June 2nd. Baccnluarcate
8ermon, by Rev. H. R. Murchlson.
Sunday evening, Y. M. C. A. Sermon,
by Rev. F. K. Sims, of Dal ton. Gn.
Monday, Juno 3rd, 3:30 o'clock.
Meeting of Executive Committee of the
Board of Trustees.
Monday evening, 8:30 o'clock, Annu
al Orators* Contest.
Tuesday, 3;00 o'clock, Annual Meet
CONDITI0NS E XCUSABLE.
Mr. Humbert Makes u Statement Rela
tive to Criticisms of "Traveler* In
Issues of The Advertiser.
A representative of The Advertiser
having called on Mr. Humbert to know
whether he cared to make reply to
"Traveler" comments In this issue and
also that of the 15th, he replied:
I have always avoided newspaper
controversies and personally do not
care to make and reply to these ar
ticles; however, I will say that in the
conduct of the tiff airs of my office,
1 have endeavored to act on a high
plane and to be supervisor of the
whole county and have endeavored as
best I could to do Justice by all sec
tions alike, showing favoritism to no
man nor set of men; having In view
at all times the Interests of the coun
ty as a whole and this Is the plane
on which I shall expect to act so long
as the good people of T nur ens county
may see fit to keep ire in my present
I have held tills o'llce for several
years and have passed through some
trying experiences. The Hood of V.10S,
which carried away nearly all of our
bridges, came near the end of the road
working season he.ice our convicts
were available for bridge work; In
addition, we had on hand considerable
money for other purposes, which we
used until bonds authorized by the
legislature could be floated, when
same was refunded.
The flood of March 15th this year,
which wrecked a good many bridges,
followed the worst winter on roads
that we have had in many years, so
that it would seem rmproper in view
of the pre jnt road conditions to use
convicts on bridge work to any great
extent Just now, though we have In
Beveral Instances stopped road work
to put temporary bridges on some
large creeks at points where travel
was either entirely stopped or else
compelled to go an excesslvV? dis
tance around. While the loss of the
bridge referred to by "Traveler" Is of
considerable Inconveniece, still there
is a bridge Just below it where the
traveler may cross by going 1 lA to 1 %
miles out of the way. On the other
hand there nre a number of points
where travel is entirely cut off and
we shall of course give those points
our attention first. Having In .hand
only our regular annual road levy with
which to meet this double emergency,
we will be compelled to use our lim
it 1 funds very economically, and are
fli..t getting the larger and more Im
portant bridges under way. Some of
the smaller jobs may have to stand
until some of our roads can be re
paired, when they can be done with
Now I will not enter into any dis
cussion as to the relative importance
of any particular rond; they are all
important to some one. We shall en
deavor to keep thfc whole field be
fore us, and with the best Interest of
all the people at heart, shall, In the
future as In the past, try to direct our
work '<nd expend the public funds as
In our humble Judgment and the judg
ment of the board of commissioners,
may seem best to promote the public
good. In so doing we have made and
may make mistnkes. but we will at
least have the satisfaction of having
performed our duty ns we saw It, and
of having tried to give every section
a "square deal."
To Sing ?S?ur In Clinton.
Mr -has. H. Hicks announced late
yesti my afternoon that the cantata
"Saul" will be sung In Clinton Thurs
day evening. The proceeds are to be
divided between charitable organiza
tions of the to\ n towns. The choral
society will doubtless enjoy the trip
to Clinton, where It Is thought a large
audience will gather.
Fine New Outfit.
Tho barber shop of Whltner and
Torrence, the accommodating colored
barber*, has had a comploto overhaul
ing and Is now one of the handsomest
to be found anywhere. They have re
moved the old furniture entirely and
replnced It with very handsomely made
chalra and lavaratory. The new chairs
are modorn In every respect and In
fact the entire shop, has a very invit
Ing Board of Trustees.
Tuesday evening, 8:.10 o'clock, Inter
soclety Deelalmers Contest.
Wednesday, Graduating Exercises
and Address by Prof. D. W. Daniel, of
PLEASED THE SECOND TIME.
The Cantata "Saul" Given In Opera
HuuHe Thursduy Evening was En
The cantnta "Saul, King of Israel"
was enthusiastically received for a
second time In the opera house Thurs
day evening. Even though the first
rendition of this popular cantata was
a great success, the second rendition
Thursday evening is said to have been
even better. A large and apprclatlve
audience was present and gave re
peated evidences of its erthusiasm.
The cantata was made more effective
in places Thursday evening by the
use of costumes. The witches scene
was acted in costume. Mr. John Hicks,
much more effective Mr. John Hicks,
ns "Saul", was at his best in this, act
ing and singing in this part in a
most striking manner.
All of the principal characters sang
and acted their parts splendidly. Al
though the chorus does not offer much
opportunity to "show off" the voices of
the Individual members, it did splen
did work and was given splendid
praise after the performance. (This
is stated by request of Mr. Hicks).
The door receipts were something
over $70. The proceeds are to be di
vided between the civic league and
the library association.
The choral society presented tin
same cantata in Fountain inn last
Tuesday evening, where it was cordi
ally received by a large and enthusi
astic audience. A number of the sing
ers were among friends In Fountain
Inn and the trip was greatly enjoyed.
A neat little sum was realized at the
door, the proceeds being divided be
tween Fountain Inn and Laurens
Last night, the society went to
Woodruff, where they expected royal
reception, the kind thnt Woodruff Is
famous for. It Is safe to say that their
hopes were realized.
LET ?ER 00 GALLAGHER.
Solicitor Otts Throws Down the Glove
to Opponents in Race for Solicitor
Spartanburg, May 24.?Solk'tor J.
C. Otts flung down the gauntle' to his
two opponents for the office of public
prosecutor when all three met upon
the stump for the first time In the
campaign at south Church street and
Bomnr avenue tonight and practically
challenged them to come out into the
open and tell where they stood ns be
tween Qov. Blease and Judge Jones.
Amid great applause and jeers he an
nounced thnt he Intended to vote for
Judge Jones and proceeded to score
Blease. who. he said, had sat the
courts at naught by his undue use of
the pardoning power.
Mr. Otts' opponents, Albert E. Hill
and Ira C. Blackwood, refused to com
mit themselves. Neither made any
reference to the Issue of Jones and
Disclaiming any intontion of being a
"coat-tail swinger" and declaring that
he was making the race on his own
merits and expected the votes of bolh
Blease men and Jones men, Mr. Otts
at the same time said that he under
stood that the people would like to
know how the candidates for r.ollcitor
stood in regard to Blease, and he did
not lack the manhood to tell them he
was for Jones.?The State.
Change in C, N. & L. Schedule.
Announcement has been sent out
from the office of the C, N. & L. rail
road of a slight change In schedule
of trains No. f>2 and 53. Beginning
Sunday. Juno 2nd, train No. 52, from
Columbia to Greenville, will arrive
here at 2.52 instead of at 2:12. Train
No. 53, from Groenvllle to Columbia,
will depart from thl" city at 2:05 In
stead of at 2:12. i'r trons of the road
are especially requested to note the
earlier departure of the train to Co
THE AUTO HACK.
Mr. Sheppard will Give Special Atten
tion to the Ladles In Making Calls.
The inauguration of an auto hack
service by Mr. Sheppard has met with
a great success in the city. Mr. Shep
pard who Is the owner and driver of
the car, has made man/ trips already,
both short and long distance, and has
made an excellent reputation as a driv
er. He is especially anxious that the
people of Laurens know that trips
within the city are made as well as
long Journeys, and that he Is giving
careful attention to the patronage of
(he ladles, who can use the auto for
To bo C?iven by Local Tulent for the
ItcnctH of Eastern Star Next Friday,
The four-act drama "Valley Farm"
which is scheduled to be put on next
Friday night at the Opera House prom
ises to be the real hit of the foot-light
season. The play is give:; by the
Eastern Stars for the benellt of the
local chapter. In reality It 1b a com
edy, though there 1b Interspersed
among the many comic scenes just that
right proportion of the serious side of
human life that has made the play the
great success that It has always prov
ed to be. And for those who always
enjoy a touch of love scenery the play
Is amply calculated to thoroughly
please. In other words It Is cosmopol
itan in Its interest-arousing capacity
and being such the management cor
dially insists that everybody come out.
The curtain will certainly rise at eight
thirty and the prices are certainlv rea
sonable being cuily 35 cents general
admission and 1t> cents for the gallerv
Besides the play a few specialties will
be put on for the benellt of men, wo
men and children.
CHI LB KEN'S BAY AT PROSPECT.
Large Numbers of People Gathered
Saturday to Witness the Exercises
and to Decorate Soldiers' Graves.
The usual large number of people
gathered at Prospect church, a few
miles from Madden, Saturday to enjoy
the annual picnic, to listen to the chil
dren^ exercises, to hear an address
by Hon. R. A. Cooper, to decorate
the graves of the Confederate soldiers
and to mingle pleasantly together.
Though the sun heat down elsewhere
with an intense heat, the shady grove
protected the plcnlcers, making the
atmosphere very pleasant. The first
part of the duy was taken up with the
exercises by V\c children. The young
folks all did well, singing beautiful
songs and reciting Interesting pieces.
They had learned their parts well and
showed evidences of thorough train
ing. After these exercises were over,
the "well filled baskets" were brought
out and bountiful dinners enjoyed.
Enough and to spare was on every hand
and none went away hungry. About
two o'clock the entire gathering re
paired to the church again, where
Hon. it. A. Cooper made an address up
on the legal justification of the south
In secession. Mr. Cooper was grace
fully Introduced by a daughtC) of a
veteran, Mrs. .!. A. Wofford. His ad
dress was given close attention by the
large audience and proved very inter
esting and instructive. After Mr.
Cooper's address the crowd again re
paired to the grove where the rest of
the day was pleasantly spent In the
usual picnic fashion.
The day was an enjoyable as well
as Instructive one and was a success
in every way. All those who were
present look forward with pleasant
anticipations to the next one.
Rural Carriers to MecL
A meeting of the Laurens County
Rural letter Carriers Association has
been called for Thursday of this week
by Pres. W. 0. Mc Dan lei. Officers for
another year will be elected and dele
gates selected for the state convention.
Making Good Headway.
Mr. N. B. Dial returned Saturday
night from a trip over the eastern
part of the state where he has been In
the Interest of his candidacy for the
United States senate. He states that
he feels much encouraged over the
reception he has been receiving. To
morrow he goes to Monetta, on the
boundary line of Edgefield and Saluda
counties, where he, Col. Talbert, Judge
Jones and Gov. Blense will speak.
The revival meeting, which was to
begin in the Baptist church June 2nd,
hns been postponed one week and will
not begin until the 9th. The services
will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Wnlk
er, of Charlotte. N. C. Mr. E. L.
Woleelagel, a noted singer, will con
duct the Bong services. The public
will be cordially welcomed to the ser
Mayor's Salary Augmented.
At a meeting of city council held
last Tuesday evening, the sum of $400
was voted to be paid Mayor Babb for
services In connection with the electric
light and waterworks plant The extra
allowance Is for services rendered, so
It Is stated by one of the eouncilmcn,
since the resignation of Mr. Hance
W. (AHL WH A UTON ANNOUNCES.
(Jives Length) Reason for Placing Ills
Views Heforc (ho People of Laurent*
When the above headline Ik read we
feel quite sure that "I knowd he was
fixing to run for something" will en
ter the minds of a bunch of Solomons
In Laurens county. We hereby an
nounce ourself as one, regardless of
our limitations, who is determined to
do all we can to encourage and better
Bchool conditions in Laurens county.
Our platform is, a plenty of children,
more eillcient teachers, respectable and
suitable school houses, a more sym
pathetic and reasonable set of pa
trons and a set of trustees who are
trustees. If these views don't agree
with yours, you will have to support
the other fellow. We will be very
glad indeed If you will give us your
support, if on the other hand you can't
see your way clear to do so, we want
you to destinctly understand that we
will not like it at all. We are asking)
the editor to put our announcement in
his front page so people will know
where we stand and for what we
stand so as to?avoid any deception on
our part. Wo will take our platform
up in the order named. First, a plen
ty of children. It is needless for us
to dwell on this plank in our platform
for most people agree with tis on this
issue whether they admit it or not.
All of us know it is absolutely neces
sary to have children before we can
have any school, and the more the
children, the greater the need, and
better the Chancs of a first class school.
So we will not take up your valuable
time on this point. The second plank,
More efficient teachers. Of all cheap
thinks on earth, it Is talk. We trust
however you will not think we are
just gassing to hear ourself for if there
Is one thing needed above all others
in the development of the schools in
our county, it is more efficient teach
ers. We have some as good teachers
In Laurens county as you can find in
South Carolina or any state and we
should appreciate them and show our
appreciation. On the other hand we
have some as inefficient teachers as
you can find anywhere and We should
get rid of them as soon ns possible.
Everyone who enters a school room Is
by no means a teacher. We believe
With all our soul that teachers are
born teachers, and if a person Is not
of this class, he should not attempt to
teach. Teachers should know how
to impart to their scholars their
knowledge of the subject matter In
question In such a way as will be un
derstood by the scholars. Some teach
ers know things and how to tell them
to their pupils, others know nothing
and do not Know how to keep from
telling it. All teachers should be con
sistent Christians, and if they are not,
they are not fit to shapen the char
acters and destinies of the boys and
girls of our land. Teachers should
take time to prepare themselves for
their work and then should get pay
for their work. Heal teachers, as a
r?'e, are the poorest paid set of peo
ple on earth for the work they do. Do
you want to know why so many good
teachers nevor tench, or If they begin,
they quit? It is because they can't
even live, much less save anything, on
their salaries. It is the case In out
section and I dare say It Is the case
in a great many schools in Laurens
county On the other hand a bunch
of so-called teachers get more than
they are worth, it does not matter what j
they are getting. Now dear teacher, if
you are not a teacher, and are simply
Working at your job because you need
a little money to take a trip; or havo
not sense enough to do anything else,
do quit and quit at once before you
do any more damage to the ambitions
and characters of the children in your
charge. We could write indefinitely on
this plank of our platform, but must
take up another.
The next, respectable and BUltable
school houses. Do you know what
respectable and suitable school houses
mean? If you doll please take the
trouble to visit yours and see how you
stand and get busy. All of us can't
build new buildings, but we can at
least put in window glass and keep
them comfortable In the winter. We
have some splendid school buildings
1 In Lnurens county and we have some
that are not fit to teach In at all and
should be torn down. Remember the
county and state will give you $1.00 for
every $1.00 your community raises up
to $C00.00. If you will rAi& $200.00
the county and state will give you
j (Continued on Editorial Page.)
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Intercut to Many Peo
ple all over the Connty nnd to Thosj
Who Have Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to Other States.
Pine Grove, May 27.?The fanners In
this neighborhood are getting along
nicely with their crops.
A good many from around here went
to Prospecl last Saturday to the Chil
dren's Day exercises. All reported ;i
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Itramlett und
Misses Lila and Mae Mrainlett spent,
last Sunday with their sister. Mrs. Os
Mrs. Pati Todd and Miss I.ola spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. '/.. R Trayn
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hied spent Sat
urday night with Mrs. Bettle Hold.
Mi. Walter Clardy spent Saturday
night With Mr. tthctl Patterson.
Miss Mi.e Mtldden'S school has closed
and she Is with her sister, Mrs. Elmo
Miss Plumer Crnddoak and brother,
Chrisphor spent Saturday night in
I.aureus with Miss Annie Horns.
MountvlUe, May 21. The closing of
the MountvlUe school las' week was
an ideal occasion in every respect. The
weather was fine, the attendance! good,
the exercises splendid, and everything
as pleasant as could be desired.
Thursday evening the graduating
class exercises were held, every mem
ber of which did himself credit fo'.1 tho
excellent work done during the year.
The following arc the members of tho
class and the part each performed oit
Alsey Mitchell Kuller, president,
Ina Viola Colemnn, The Path of Sd
Samuel Fnrrar Thornton, History of
Alsey Montgomery Uryson. Recol
lections of My School Days.
Hoy Quay Mitchell, Phophecy of tho
Nannie i>ou Warllck, Valedictory.
ah the exercises wore Intermingled
with delightful music of song, piano
and violin, furnished by the following
young girls. Misses Ida May Crisp,
Olive and Sadie Fuller. Vashtl Fuller,
Ludle Turner. Sarah Kellers, Mildred
Simmons and Mrs. Maude Bryson. At.
the colncluslon of these exerciser, Miss
Nannie Lou Warllck, in behalf of tho
senior class and In a very tender and
beautiful speech, surprised their ?.each
or, Mr. Culbertson, by presenting him
with a present as a token tit' their es
teem and gratitude.
Friday morning at II o'clock tin an
nual address, was delivered by R< .. E,
c. Watson of Slmpsonvlllo, "Ellilca
of Business' was the subject which
was forcefully and eloquently handled
by the speaker to the delight and in
struction of the entire audience. Many
have, been the kind and appreciative
remarks concerning the speaker and
his Interesting address.
Certificates Of graduation were pre
sented to the several members of tho
class by the principal of t! 10 school,
Mr. W. P. Culbertson.
Col. John If, WhartOn, In his usual
happy manner presented a number of
prizes offered by the several teachcra
for various objects.
After the morning exercises a
bountiful picnic dinner was spread
under the shady boughs of the giant
oaks In the nearby park. The after
noon was spent In social Intercourse
and the whole occasion passed off
pleasantly and to the full enjoyment
of all present.
Rev. G. M. Woodworth of the Pres
byterian College at Clinton supplied for
the Presbyterian church Sunday, deliv
ering interesting discourses both
morning and evening. At the morn
ing hour he also conducted communion
Several of our people attended
Children's Day at Prospect Saturday.
The county road force are moving in
this direction to the great satisfaction
of the traveling public.