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Clinton Also Has Eyes on
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
i. r.ny Evidences of Growth and
punHlon In Adjoining City?New Ice
Plant began Operation Yesterday,
Owned by >V. II. McPhall, of Laurens
Clinton. July 9.?This town is de
veloping almost as rapidly as Jonah's
gourd vine. Visitors are more struck
with the rapid growth and marked im
provement than are home folks to
whom It is a matter of course.
Among projected Improvements Is
an entirely new power house which
will double the present capacity. The
brick and the machinery have been
ordered and a deep well Is being bored
to provide additional water. $20,
000 goes Into this work.
Today the Clinton Ice Plant began
operation. This long-needed enter
prise will add greatly to tho comfort
and convenience of people living here,
making a supply or pure cheap Ice
certain. Heretofore, unfortunately,
ice famines and high pricos have made
Ice a luxury. This Ice plant has a
capitalization of $15,000. Mr. W. H.
McPhall is president.
Mr. John Young, owner of the Clin
ton hotel, has arranged for the addi
tion of fifteen rooms, the installation
of up-to-date plumbing and sewerage,
and tho thorough renovation of the
entire building. This is one of the
most beneficial of all the enterprises
mentioned, since it will put Clinton
in a better position to compete for
the patronage of tho travelling pub
At the Presbyterian College work has
begun on a handsome new dormitory
to cost $30,000. Doctor Douglas is en
gaged in an effort to raise funds for an
up-to-date science hall and a gym
nasium. There is little doubt that
the attendance next session will be
largely increased, perhaps doubled.
At the Thornwell orphanage work
has begun on the Florida cottage, to
be built with funds raised, largely
through the efforts of the Hev. J. B.
Branch, In the state of Florida.
Another enterprise which will In
crease post-otTlce business and spread
the name of Clinton is the publication
Of the Inter-Church, a national reli
gious weekly to be published by the
Inter-Church Publishing Company and
edited by the Rev. J. P. Branch and
the Rev. T. K. Simpson. It is to be
strictly non-sectarian and its prospec
tus states' that it meets a long-felt
But all of theso evidences of enter
t prise fade into littleness compared
with the determination on the part of
?Clinton to have Chicora college if that
Institution leaves Greenville. The mat
ter Is not new here but has been a
?subject for quiet talk since some time
in May. This is the logical place for
it and many men Influential In church
councils are in favor of bringing it
here. There was a good deal of talk
on the subject during college com
mencement but somehow the Impres
sion was made that It would certainly
stay in Greenville and the Interest
The delightful weather up to this
time has kept most people at home
and has encouraged a great deal of
entertaining. Noteworthy among re
cent affairs was the elegant recep
tion given ..n Tuesday afternoon l>y
Mrs. J. Rhett Copeland, Mrs. \V. H.
Shands and Mrs. J. H. Hunter. Mrs.
Hunter's lovely home proved bow per
fectly It is adapted to entertaining,
with its wide shady verandas and its
spacious rooms. The hostesses were
assisted in receiving by Mrs. J. I.
'Copeland and Mrs. M. A. Hays. Mrs.
James R. Copeland and Miss Tallulah
Neville presided over the punch bowl.
Misses Kate and Bvlo Shands, Sarah
Hunter, Frances O'Danlel. Emmie
Young, and Elizabeth Young served the
delicious cako and Ice cream.
On Wednesday began a house party
at the home of Mr. W. Hi Shands.
Misses Evle and Kate Shands are host
esses, the guests being Misses Julia.
Nancy, and Virginia Owens, Mary
King, and Amie Copeland. They are
having a Jolly time, among their spe
cial pleasures being a large party on
Friday night given by Mrs. Shands,
a tea given by Mrs. Mlddleton on
Monday evening, a )ea by Miss Connie
Bailey Tuesday evening, a tennis tea
Saturday afternoon, and a picnic on
the river July the Fourth. The party
break? up tomorrow.
Mrs. Emma Little and Mrs. James R.
Copeland have Issued a number of In
vitations to a reception for Wednes
day afternoon In honor of Mrs. A. R.
Shockley of Spartanburg.
A party of girls chaperoned by Mrs.
"SM. A. Hays left Monday for Mont rent
where they will spend two weeks at
"Camp Lonesome," the Dean's place,
which Is situated on the lot adjoining
the cottage occupied this summer by
the Itev. C. P. Ranklll's family. In
cluded in Mrs. Hays' party were Miss
es Pearl Hays, Margaret and Lucille
Parrott. Mabel and Maud Sumorel,
Nettie Dil lard, Ola Young.
Messrs. A. B. (Jalloway. B. 11. Hall,
W*. O. Roberts, and .1. M. McFadden
returned .July 4th from a two-weeks
mountain trip. They went up Into
the Great Smokies, enjoying the fish
ing and the wild romantic scenery.
Mr. R. Z. Wright returned .Monday
from Atlanta where Mrs. Wright re
cently underwent an Important and
critical surgical operation at Grady
hospital. Miss Sal'.le Wright remain
ed with Mrs. Wright. The physicians
say that Mrs. Wright's condition is as
good as it could be and that If she
continues to do as well as she has
done .she can return home in a few
weeks. Mrs. Wright's many friends
rejoice to know that ohe will soon
have back her accustomed health. She
has been almost an Invalid for the past
year or two.
Dr. H. L. Todd has been Instrumen
tal In the organization of a company
to manufacture fertilizer in Greenville
and to the regret of the entire com
munity has accepted the management
of the new concern and will remove
his family to Greenville In August.
While his friends congratulate him on
the enlarged opportunity they are loath
to part with him and his family.
Another sevore Ions to Clinton will
be the removal of Dr. .1. Dillard Ja
cobs and his family to Atlanta. Dr.
Jacobs has sevored his connections
with Jacobs and company and will
organize and independent business.
Mr. Rutledgc McGhee and family of
Greenwood will remove to Clinton
shortly, Mr. McGhee having accepted
a responsible position with Jacobs
Many Clintonlans are enjoying trips
Mr. Roland Scaife and Miss Mildred
Scalfe left July 4th for New York city.
Messrs A. B. Henry and J. D. Belle left
for tho Bankers' convention July 4th,
going on the special excursion to New
York city on the Clyde liner, Arapahoe.
Misses Maud Pearson and Arva Hen
ry are enjoying a tour through the
principal northern cities.
Among note worthy visitors are Mr.
George Wright's mother and sister of
Norfolk, Va. who will spend July here.
Mr. and Mrs. White of AbbevlUe are
visiting their daughter, Mrs. Goorge
Mrs. A. R. Shockley of Spartanburg
Is visiting relatives here.
Miss Carrie B. Schwing of New Or
leans spent the week-end with Miss
j Janie Kennedy.
The Rev. and Mrs. Wise of Atlanta
visited Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Martin this
I Miss WlllOU Boyd visited Miss
Fronde Kennedy July 4th.
Mrs. Jack Davis has gone to Lau
rens for the vacation months.
Miss Mattle May Neville is attend
ing a house patty in Walhalla.
Miss Mittle Young is visiting Mrs.
J. B. Townsend In Anderson.
Miss Mollie Manson will leave soon j
for Lynchburg. Virginia to visit friends
MRS. JANE 0WINGS.
Estimable Lady Died at the Home of
her Son here Thursdnj.
The funeral services over the body
of Mrs. Jane Owlngs, who died at the
home of her son in this city last
Thursday, were held in the Laurens
cemetery Friday shortly after noon,
the services being delayed by the rain.
Mrs. Owings was the widow of the
late Mr. Dock Owlngs and was about
sixty years of age. Site was ill only
a few days, her death coming quite
unexpectedly to her relatives and ac<
qualntenCCS over the county. She is
survived by three daughters. Mrs. Jack
Harris and Misses Susie ami Mattie
Owings. nnd one son. Mr. Dick Ow
lngs. Her death brings sorrow to a!
large number of relatives and friends.
Messrs. John P. Bolt and .lohn B.
Brooks were the happy recipients of
two "Hghtln" roosters" from Gray
Court last week. Luckily the two an
iir.als were separated by a strong par
tition so that they could not get to
gether after crowing. The one to Mr.
Brooks had a tag on his neck giving
the name of the rooster: "Ira B.
Jones," from "Your Friend". Tho oth
er rooster, sent to Mr. Bolt, was
named "Cole L. Blease" and had the
feathers of his tail cropped off, but
"Ira B." was neither de-talled nor de
faced In any manner. Both of the
gentlemen aro very proud of their
"John," said the sweet young thing
about to get r^nrrled. "1 hope you won't
be like all the other married men."
"What do you mean, my dear?"
"Mabel snys they're all alike She
was over this afternoon giving me tbe
benefit of her experience. You know,
ene knows all about men."
? She does? And when was Mabel
I MADDEN NEWS |
Maddens, duly 9.?"The fourth was
spent in various pleasant ways by most
of our people. The Misses Protlltt and
brothers attended the barbecue at
Mountville. Mr. J, A. Wofford-and
celebration at Ekom or rather at their
celebration at Ekom or rather at thtlr
Tepee on Double 1H11 and the little
boy that is such an inthuslastic stu
dent of Indian lore, learned of the
battle fought by Indians at Double
Hill, In days primeval.
Mrs. T. S. Langston joined a party
of plcnlcers from Laurens on their
way to McDanlel Mill for a day's out
ing and spent a pleasant day.
Mrs. P. H. Martin entertained hor
aunt? Mesdames Allison and Teague
and her sister, Mrs. Wofford, and' Mr.
J. D. Culbertson and sons went over to
the old home near Ekom, to see his
sister, who has been quite sick.
Prof. D. Y. Culbertson and sons and
Miss Susie Langston were Fourth of
July guests at the pospttable country
home of their counslns, Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Blakeley near Holly Qrove. July
3rd was Mrs. Blakoley's birthday, July
4th that of Miss Langston. They cel
ebrated both birthdays and also "The
Glorious Fourth" at one fell swoop.
A moBt enjoyable day was spent and
many friends wish each many happy
returns of the day.
Mr. John Boyd and family of Green
ville are camping near their old home
at IlcDanlel8 Mill for the summer.
They will receive a pleasant welcome
from old friends and neighbors.
Mrs. Rhada Fuller and grandchildren
of Columbia have arrived for their
annual visit to her mother, Mrs. Betsey
Mr. and Mrs. Thad Moore were the
week-end guests of Mr. Jim Roper of
Messrs. Martin and Madden will have
lu charge the barbecue to feed the
crowd who will of course be here for
the live stock show and the Ladies
Aid society of Prospect will doubtless
have In charge the refreshment stand.
Mrs. Clyde Martin and children of
Laurens wore out for a short visit to
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jno. R. Fin
ley. Mr. Martin has accepted a posi
tion in the Monagan Mill, Greenville,
at a very substantial Increase In sal
ary. Clyde was raised here and for
a number of years has been the effi
cient overseer of the cloth room In
the Laurens mill. He has the ability
und the experience and his friends
are sure he will be successful in his
wider Held. Mr. and Mrs. Martin left
for their new home Wednesday, fol
lowed by the good wishes of all.
Mr. and Mis. Jlmmie Benjamin at
tended the marriage of their brother,
Mr. John Benjamin and Miss Bettle
Kniglit Sunday afternoon. Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin passed through our
city en route to the home of the groom
near old Mountville. Many friends
wish for the newly wedded pair "bon
Mrs. Evie Bailey and children from
Sedalia arrived Sunday for a visit to
her mother and other i.datives here.
Little Misses Sara Bryson of the
Thornwell Orphanage and Ella Teague
of Spartanburg have arrived for a
visit to their grandmothers. Mesdames
Cunningham and Teague.
Mrs. g. H. Flnley and children and
Mesdames Allison and Teague were
the week-end guests of Mr. O. ('. Cun
ningham and family of Cold Point.
Mr. Tom Shaw of Cold Point was
a visitor in our town Monday morn
ning. He has Just returned from a
trip to Wrlghtsvillc Beach. Mrs. Shaw
and Children accompanied by her lis
ter. Miss Mary Davenport will leave
for their popular resort the latter part
of the week.
Miss Carrie Langston visited at the
home of Mr. c. N. McCravy of Laurens
Saturday. Mr. T. S. Langston accom
panied hor and attended the revival
services at the Methodist church.
EVIDENTLY A HARD TASK
Somewhat Humorously Worded Epistle
tho Result of Struggle With
As the most delightful example she
has ever seen of tho English the Eu
ropean uses in his correspondence, a
woman who has Just returned from
"the other side" Is showing hor friends
a letter that she declares to bo her
most Interesting "souvenir."
"After we left Amsterdam," she ex
plains, "my daughter discovered that
she had left her cuff-links In our room
at the pension. So I wrote back to the
proprietress, whom I knew spoke Eng
lish, asking her to look for them. Here
is tho reply."
Then she shows It. And this, word
for word, is how it reads:
"Dear Mrs. Thomas Grant:
"Immediately upon receiving your
lettre I am going at onco to looking in
every drawer, and found this two but
ton In the table near her bed. Can it
bo this two things what your daugh
"In that way I am very glad to
"So not, bo bo good to send It roe
back, for It might bo of another per
son who perhaps will write me ho lost
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