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JAS. K. VARDAM?N
IN CLINTON TONIGHT
Noted Mlssisstppian to be
OF EQUAL INTEREST
ChautAuqua Week is Expected to End
in a Blase of Glory Saturday, When
the Merchants arc to Put on a Trade
Day. Many Visitors have Arrived.
Clinton. June 4. -The Chautauqua Is
now In full swing. The past two days
have witnessed the closing exercises
of the Presbyterian college, which have
beon interesting to all who attended
them. The contests by the young men
have been largely attended and atten
tively listened to.
The Chautauqua proper starts to
night, when Gov. Jas. K. Vardaman
will deliver his lecture ""The Impend
ing Crisis." It Is expected that the
hall will be packed to Its capacity to
hear him. As in the case of all the
attractions, the lecture will be held in
the Memorial hall of the orphanage.
The following is the program of the
Sunday, June 2nd.
11 a. m. Caccalaureatc Sermon be
fore Graduating Class of the College
X p. m. Annual Y. M. C. A. Address.
Monday, June 3rd.
y, p. m. Annual Orators' Contest.
Tuesday, June 4th.
10:30 a. m. Business and Social Meet
ing of Alumni Association.
8 p. m. Ajinual Declaimers' Contest.
Wednesday, June 5th.
10 a. m. Commencement Day of the
8 p, m. Lecture?The Impending
Crlsi6, by Gov. Jas. K. Vurdaman.
Thursday, June 6th.
9:30 a. m. Band Concert.
10 a. m. Bicycle Parade for Little
3 p. m. Lecture The Man Against
the Mass, by Frank Dlxon.
f. p. m. Base Ball.
8 p. m. Musical Concert Company.
Friday, June 7th.
9:30 a. m. Band Concert.
10 a. m. Merchants' Parade and
^ Trades Display.
B' p. m. Nell Burnett Concert Company
^6 p. m. Base Ball.
8 p. m. Lecture?The Coming Ameri
can, by Frank Dlxon.
Saturday, June 8th.
9:30 a. m. Hand Concert.
10 a. m. Automobile Parade.
11 a. m. Lecture?Truth and Shams,
by Hon. Jos. G. Camp.
b p. m. Base Ball.
On Friday evening the closing exer
cises of the public school were held In
the school auditorium, the address be
ing delivered by Dr, H. N. Snyder, of
Wofford College. The following pro
gramme was carried out: Welcome by
Miss Amie Copcland; essays by Miss
Annie Ivou Norman and Miss Clayte
Bailey; address, by Dr. Snyder. Deliv
ery of medals and diplomas. The fol
lowing are the eleven who received di
plomas this year: Annie Aycock,
Clayte Bailey, Kenneth Burdett, Emma
Chandler, Amie Copeland, Hattio Fin
ney, Hattio Dolleney, Mattle Holland,
Annie I<ou Norman, Clayte Young and
Gertrude Hollingsworth. The election
of teachers for next year has been
held. Following Is the result: First,
Miss Edith McCuteheon; second, Miss
Irene Prince; third, Miss Mabel Sum
erol; fourth, Miss Essie Young; fifth,
Miss Margaret Parrott; sixth, Miss
Wronn Hafner; seventh, Miss M&ry
In the high school department Prof.
Hall will be assisted by Misses Laurie
Aull and Dessie Stowart. Miss Weav
er is from Weavervllle, and Miss Stew
art from Johnston. They are the only
new teachers. This has boon a very
successful and satisfactory year.
^awPriday afternoon about one hundred
I^Btbe children from Epworth Orphan
^age, Colrmbia, were entertained on the
campus of the Thornweil Orphanage,
lunch having been prepared by the la
dles of the town.
Thursday evening Uie Laurens Cho
ral Society gave an appreciative Clin
ton audience the pleasure of hearing
that excellent cantata "Saul," that they
have beon singing in many of the
[.aureus county towns recently. Too
I much could hardly be said In praise of
tbis entertainment. There were about
thirty-five in the chorus and cast of
LIST OF PETIT .Il KOHS.
Jury Commissioners Drew Thirty Six
Men for June Term of Court of Gen
The June term of the court of gen
era) sessions Will convene in the court
house Monday, June 17. Judge Frank
B. Gary will preside.
The jury commissioners met Satur
day morning and drew the following
Jurors to serve the first week:
Clarence Fowler, Laurens.
L. C. Tribble, Laurens.
Jonah A. Smith, Waterloo.
B. G. Taylor, Dials.
S. D, Ed wards, Youngs.
S. P. Bolt. Sullivan.
Jas. L. Bagwell, Sullivan.
J. N. M. Sullivan, Laurens.
R. M. Brownlce, Laurens.
Hobt. O. Copeland, Hunter.
Egbert M. Riddle, Youngs.
C. W. Stone, Hunter.
G. C. Anderson, Sullivan.
S. C. Brownlee, Youngs.
Jno. R. Curry, Dials.
W. L. Tengue, Hunter.
B. B. Gossett, Youngs.
Geo. W. Culbertson, Waterloo.
C. Y. Garrett. Youngs.
J. Y. Matthews. Cross Hill.
?I. F. Anderson. Waterloo.
S. B. Glenn. Youngs.
J. N. Milam. Hunter.
J. L. Boyd, Hunter.
J. !. Adair. Hunter.
E. W. Ferguson. Hunter.
Olin s. Hill, Cross Hill.
H. B. Cray, Laurens.
J. N. Owings. Dials.
W. S. Adair. Dials.
T. A. Senn, Laurens,
D. J. Madden, Cross Hill.
C. I). Kellett, Dials.
S. L. Owings. Dials.
J. G. Young, Hunter.
J. B. Owings, Dials.
BARBECUE AT MOUNTVILLE.
Blease and Jones Invited to Speak.
On July the Fourth the ladies of the
Methodist church of Mountvllle are
going to give a big barbecue. The
feast will be served In the Mountvllle
Park. There will be several attrac
tions, among the more Important will
be the speaking. Both Gov. Blease
and Judge Jones will be Invited to ad
dress the gathering and in all proba
bility others will be asked to talk.
Revival Meeting Closed.
Rev. Mr. McLendon has been con
ducting a two weeks revival meeting
at the Second Methodist church, the
last service being held Sunday even
ing. Rev. Mr. McLendon proved hlm
j self a very faithful and inspiring
preacher, the meeting being produc
tive of much good, a number of souls
being added to the church and the
spirit of the congregation revived. The
singing was conducted by Rev. Mr.
Shankel, a student of the Columbia
Theological seminary. Mr. Shankel
was ouite sick for a few days before
ho left, but was able to leave yester
day for his home in Bristol, Tenn.
Prof. Culbertson to Waterloo.
Prof. W. P. Culbertson, who lias
been teaching the Mountvllle school
for the past thirteen years, has ac
cepted the position of superintendent
of the Waterloo school. Mr. Culbert
son will move to Waterloo and build
a residence. His daughter, Miss Hi
lle Culbertson, will assist him In the
school as will also Miss Mamie Doug
las of Wlnnsboro. Tue school will
now be In bettor shape than ever to
give to the children of that communi
ty the very best advantages, for Mr.
Culbertson Is noted as a teacher of
the very highest ideals and grentest
Goes to Hosptal.
Mr. Will Thomoson of S. M. & E. H.
Wllkes & Co., was carircd to Colum
bia yesterday by Dr. Tcague for the
purposo of having an operation per
formed. Mr. Thompson has been In
ill heoMh for some time and it was de
cided a few days ago to have on opera
tion performed. He has a great host
of frlenda hero who hope that be will
soon return In perfect physical con
characters. It would be hard to desig
nate to whom is due a larger amount
of praise. In any event the singing
of the Hicks brothers and Mrs. II. K.
Aiken was especially ploaslng.
On Saturday evening Mrs. D. M.
Douglas asked some of her friends to
assist the clans of 1912 to search for
a pot of gold that Is said to have been
hid on the lawn near the president's
TO CONDUCT REVIVAL.
The evangelistic services, which arei
to begin in the Baptist church the sec
ond Sunday in June, June 9th, are
already beginning to attract attention.
Rev. Mr. Thayer has heard from Rev.
W. L. Walker informing him that he
will be here on the appointed date and
that he will have with him Mr. E. L.
Woloslagel, who is to lead the song
Rev. Walker has Just closed a very
enthusiastic meeting in the First Bap
tist church of Greenwood, where about
125 members were added to the church.
Tho meeting there showed sueh tine
results that it was extended over a
longer period of time.
The Sunday services will be at 11
o'clock in the morning and at 8: 15
o'clock In the evening.. The week day
services will begin at 10 o'clock in the
morning and at 8:15 in the evening.
Itev. Mr. Thayer requests that It be
announced that the public at large,
irrespective of denomination, is cor
dially invited and expected to attend
the services and to take part In the
Rev. W. L. Wulker.
VALLEY FARM PROVED
A B4G SUCCESS
Flay at ?ie Opera House Friday Even
was Witnessed by a Large Audience.
The Amateur Actors Pleased at Ev
ery Stage of the Game.
The play "put on" by the members
of the Order Eastern Star Friday ev
ening, entitled "Valley Farm" was an
immense success. The opera house
was packed and jammed with expec
tant friends, who left the ball after
the * entertainment satisfied that the
piny was "the best ever." To attempt
to say which one or the "actors" did
best would be a hazardous undertak
ing and it will not he done here, but
several of them shone out at times a
little better than others and exceeded
their own efforts in other parts of the
play. Everybody will admit that Miss
Willou Gray, as Alvlra Holcorab, was
the "star" of the evening, though
there were others who did almost
equally as well. Miss Beta Meredith,
as the colored servant, easily took the
cake for expert dancing and was amus
ing In othe parts. Miss Rosalie
Franks, .ts the heroine, captivated the
audience when she first mad" her ap
pearance and acted her part well
throughout. Misses Ina Little and
Laura f'romer, taking the unenviable
parts of scheming "females", executed
their parts so well that their appear
ance on the stage was really not wel
comed. Roth of them did fine. Miss
Lucia Harksdale, as the gossiping Liza
Ann Tucker, was the limit. She cer
tainly had studied her part diligently
for her work was of the very best.
Now, for those men actors. There Is
Geo. L. Pitts. Outside of a far-fetched
joke on The Laurens Advertiser, pos
sessing absolutely no resemblance to
a point, he did very well. In fact Mr
Pitts carried off a large bundle of the
honors. Mr. Oslo Anderson was a very
acceptable "city feller" as was Mr
Copeland Henderson a neglected but
true lover. Mr. Clyde Franks aofsi
his part with ease and assurance, wl.lie
Mr. Robert Roper, as Azarinh Keep,
showed considerable talent. Mr. Roht
Eichelberger experienced considerable
difficulty In cleaning off tables grace
fully and In keeping clothes Into a
valise that would not stay shut, but ho
acted the part of the butler excellent
ly. Taking the show as a whole It
was well worth going to see, being one
of those where the ticket purchasers
felt that they had gotten full value re
The proceeds at the door were
around $140. The Eastern Star will
use the balance, after the expenses
are paid, fcr causes which the order
Mr. E. L. Woleslagel.
BASEBALL AT WATTS.
Home Team Lost Saturday -Game?
Already Scheduled for Nert Three
In an interesting nlne-uct tragedy
last Saturday the pill people from
Clinton mill out-ncored the Watts' ag
gregation to tlie tune of 11 to 5. Not
withstanding the lop-sided score the
drama was overflowing with spectacu
lar spots that kept tin- assembled multi
tude of about two hundred fans thor
oughly Interested till the curtain fell.
In the special mention column belong
the names of "Tay" lrby and "one o'
them Hills", both of whom made star
ry catclo s. And for Clinton the simon
pure hero was Fuller, the collegian,
who pasted the pellet for a home-run
drive with thr. e bases full and the
score f> to 2 against his team. There
was other mighty good playing but
these w.-re the llme-llghters.
P. S.?There Is one other thing::
Fisher, the Wails back-stop played bis
usual all-round up-to-snuff game.
Games for the next three Saturdays 1
have been arranged as follows: On
the, 8th Drayton Mill, 15th Lydia and
. 22nd Mollohon.
Two new candidates have been added
to The Advertiser's list since the last'
issue. Mr. Austin Abcrcrombie an- 1
nounces his candidacy for the ofllcc
of county commissioner nnd Mr. Ar
temas C. Long comes out for the office
of Magistrate in Waterloo township. 1
Death of Mrs. It ram left.
Mrs. Sarah Bramlett, an aged lady
of this place, died at the home of her
son, Mr. Allen Bramlett, Sunday af
ternoon. She had been In failing
health for some time, because of her
advanced age so her death, though
sad, was not unexpected. Mrs. Bram
lett had been a member of the Baptist
church for many years. Her pastor
Rev. W. B. Thayer conducted the fun
eral services, which were held at the
Laurenfl Cemetery Monday afternoon, i
A large number of sorrowing friends,
and relatives followed the body to its!
la?t resting place.
Mr. Pntnam Leases Hospital.
Mr. A. D. Putnam, who has been a
patient at the county hospital for a
few weeks, has returned to his home
In Harksdalc having so far sufficient
ly recovered an to leave his bed. He
Is now rapidly recovering his health.
HIh friends hope for his early and
Mr. lavender states that he will
] haw two fine feature pictures for
tomorrow afternoon and night. The
?ubjects of them are "The Idler" and
"Little Conjurer." "(Jood pictures at
regular prices" is Mr. Lavender's
SEW POSTOFFICE BE GUS.
Contractors have Arrived and Work
has Already Begun.
Contractor .lames DeVault arrived
In the city Saturday evening and bo?
gun staking off the lot for the new
postofttcc Monday morning. Yesterday
dirt was broken and other plans per
fected to get the work of construction
under way at once. Mr DeVault will
not remain In the city while the build
ing Is going up, but will have as his
chief representative, Mr. W. H. Dris
coll, who haa already arrived.
Mr. DeVault states that he will
probably have the roof upon the build
ing by October and that by spring, the
entire Job will be finished. He was
told of the long time taken by other
contractors In neighboring towns to
finish government work and he stated
that there would be lit delay in bis
work and that everyt g would go
along like clock-work.
Mr. DeVault Is preparing bids for
the Union postofilce. He states that
tii*- specifications for the Union build
ing calls for a better structure than
Is to go up hero. The Union building
will be completely fireproof while this
one will not be.
1.1 VK STOCK ASSOCIATION.
Will Hold Its Usual Summer Meeting
at Some 1'oint Within the Count).
Mr. W. Carl VYharton, secretary of
the Laurons County Live stock asso
ciation, was in the City Monday. Ib
is beginning to agitate the question of
the regular summer meeting, it will
be remembered that the meeting was
held at Waterloo last year, whro a
large crowd gathered to see the coun
ty stock exhibits and the Clemson
Although the association bar, not re
ceived a definite invitation from any
community in the comity to meet with
them this year, it is understood that
several arc desiring it. The associa
tion will hold a meeting at an early
date, at which it will be open to invi
tations from these places. The asso
ciation generally draws a very large
crowd at its summer meetings.
Last year a number of prizes were
ffered by enterprising merchants and
others who felt an interest in the
growth of live st?>ck sentiment, it is
hoped that these firms will offer priz
es again this your.
THE FLOOD SUFFERERS FUND.
Generous Response b) Several Citi
zens of the Count) to Appeal for Aid
Following the appeal of "Old Farm
er" In the last issue of The Advertis
er, several generous responses were
made to the fund to aid in the relief1
of Mississippi valley sufferers. A to
tal of $23.00 had been sent in up until
yesterday and The Advertiser added
enough to make it an even ?*J,r..OO and ,
this was sent to Mr. A. C. Kauffman,
president of the South Carolina branch
of the Red Cross. He will forward it
to the filood sufferers.
As the need of relief Is immediate.
The Advertiser hopes that additional
funds will be received by Saturday
night, when it Is our purpose to mail
the second cheek. As stated in last
week's paper, we think it best to ex
tend an urgent invitation to those
who will give to this worthy came and
then send the money while it is need
ed. For this reason, Saturday night
was fixed' as the time when all sub
scriptions would be received. Of
course, if any more money comes In
after that time we will take pleasure
In forwarding it, but we could urge
those Who wish to give to do so at
The following Is a list of those who
have subscribed so far:
Old Farmer.$ LOO |
Y. C. Hellams. 5.00
Mrs. S. J. Cralg.15.00
The Advertiser. 1:50
Cftpt. W. It. RIehey, Jr. has return
ed from Charleston where, be, with
the squad from the Traynham Guards,
participated in the annual rifle prac
tice Although none of the Laurens
company succeeded in making the
team which goes to Camp Ferry, O.,
the Laurens marksmen showed up
fairly well Capt. Rlchcy won one of
the medals and Corp. Sumerel missed
a medal by Just a few points. Those
composing the party from here were
Capt. Rlchcy. Sergeants Roper and
Sullivan, Corporals Eichelberger and
Sumerel. Privates Weathers and Hubs.
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple all oter the County and to Those
Who lime Left the Family Hearth
stone und gone to Other State?.
Tylcrsvllle. June 3.?Rev. .T. C. Da
vis filled his regular apointmont at
Sandy Springs Sunday afternoon.
Miss Lula Donnan is visiting frlendo
at Due West.
Mr. Furman Poole spent Sunday
with Mr. W. A. Poole and family of
Mr. George Cunningham and chil
dren of Pea Ridge spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. .1. \V. Donnan and fami
Miss 101 la Peterson is visiting hor
sister, Mrs. I'. K, Abororomblo near
Mr Hugh Donnan of Clinton spent
Sunday with relatives here.
Mr Murtin Pool? spent Sunday ?'Ith
Mi. and Mrs. W. M. Alexander <>:' ?ij,
Several from the neighborhood
leaded services al Bethany Sunday.
Dr. 0, F. Mosel.y and family of
Cross Keys spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. .1. W. Donnan and family.
Mr. W. C Winters was in Woodruff
on business last Wednesday.
Messrs. Russell Poole and Frank
Shorkley were visitors in the neigh
borhood Sunday afternoon.
Sulphur Springs, June 4. The farm
ers are getting very busy this week
saving their small grain. Oats are
fine and as corn has made such a
rise in price they will be a great help
to the farmers and here Is a lesson
for them. Why won't they learn to
raise plenty of corn and other feed
stuffs at homo so that they will not.
be at the mercy of the great specula
Little Clarence Walker has bo m
right sick for the last few day;..
Mrs. B, 1.. Saxon who has been stay
ing will, her daughter, Mrs. J. M.
Winn. of Laurens, for the last few
weeks, IS with her son, Mr .1. W. Savon
Mr. and Mr?, Harber Jones wore vis
itors at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
.1 II. McPherson, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Q. 0. Teague and Hi
tie Frances and Bertha, visited Mr.
Teaguo's sister. Mr:;. Old ilollams, of
?arksdalc Saturday nigh, and Sunday.
Our Woman's Mission and Sunbeam
society held a very Interesting meet
ing Sunday afternoon.
Mr. .1 M. Smith and son, John Cas
per were in Laurens Monday.
Mr, and Mis. .(. W. Saxon and moth
er, were Sunday visitors at Mr J. K.
Little Beatrice Hellams is with her
grandmother, Mrs 0, W L, Teague,
I for a few days.
Mr. Asa ToagU< . Misses Minnlo
I Teague, Mary Smith and little Fay
Bill visited relatives hear Barksdale
? Saturday rilghl
Mr. Walker Fowler gave his young
friends a lawn party las' Saturday
night and all report a nice time.
We are Indebted to Mrs. 0. <> Tea
gue and Mrs t. K. McPherson for r?'.
cent kind favors.
Madden. .Tune 4. Everything and e\ .
erybody here, so far as this corre
pondent knows, is calm and seien...
and the majority are bard at work.
We have had good rains and tie- crops
are growing nicely. Even the COttoi
in red places Is up which Is decided
Have any of you noticed that the
government is wanting farmers to
save their potato beds, after they g< t
through planting potato patches, in
order to get all the potato slips po^'
ble for the Mississippi valley. The
hope Is now to get the overflowed Tnndrf
In sweet potatoes and to that end will
get the. slips for the farmers then-.
Possibly there wouldn't be many to
be had In Laurens county, but every
little In a case like this will help, so
If you have any dips that can b?*
spared let It be known through the up
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