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FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Poo
pie all over Uie County and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to Oilier States.
.Waterloo, Sept. 23.?Mr. Ben Ander
son, Jr., who has been unwell for some
time became worse last week and It
was found necessary to carry him to
the hospital for surgical treatment.
His father accompanied him to Spar
tanburg where an operation was per
formed and it is thought he will soon
Our two other patients, Mr. John H.
iWharton, Jr., and Mrs. Katie Pearce,
who have been off for treatment some
time, are improving and are expected
home in a few days.
The new brick store erected by Mr.
?W. Y. McNeal has been completed and
a stock of general merchandise plac
ed in the same. Mr. McNeal has just
returned from New York where he se
lected and purchased some additional
stock for the fall and winter trade.
Mr. Arthur Ixjckwood is manager of
this new enterprise ann would be glad
to have a proportionate share of the
Mr. W. Carl Wharton of Greenville
was here last Friday attending to bus
iness affairs and shaking hands with
his many friends.
To her many relatives and friends of
Waterloo the death of Mrs. William R.
Crisp of Mountvllle, was a surprise
and great sorrow. Quite a number
from here attended the funeral exer
cises at Mountville Friday afternoon.
We have known Mrs. Crisp for a num
ber of years and take this opportuni
ty of expressing our deepest sympathy
to the bereaved husband and children.
Death can bring no greater affliction to
a home than to claim, without warn
ing, the wife and mother. That void
produced in the heart by the depart
ure of a wife or mother, with all her
love and tender care, can never more
be filled, and can be consoled and sat
isfied only by divine grace.
The Baptist Sunday school here ob
served last Saturday as Orphanage
Work Day. When the children brought
together Sunday morning the result
of their efforts they had over eleven
dollars which will be given to Connie
Cross Hill, Sept. 23.?-Mrs. B. P. Har
rison of Givenwood visited Mrs. A.
B.. French last week.
This correspondent failed to men
tion the name of Prof. J. Pierce Coats
the efllcient teacher at Trinlty-Rldgc
in the list of teachers from here last
Mr. R. A. Austin is having material
placed o'l the ground to build a large
brick store on Iiis lot near the Racket
Mr. J. T. Matthews has been in
A8heville during the summer to re
cuperate hi ? ealth. He came home
last week a.... .s still quite unwell.
Mrs. G. M. I fauna is still suite ill
and her friends are apprehensive
about her condition.
Mrs. N. E. Boyoe returned Saturday
from a visit to her people near Clin
Miss Irene Dillard went over to
Clinton Friday and returned Saturday.
We have had only a few light show
ers since July, and now it looks like
the gale was upon us and the rain is
pouring down since early last night.
Just before leaving for Philadelphia
iast week Miss Kate Austin rcecived a
scholarship in Dr. White's Bible Train
ing school, New York, and after spend
ing a few days in Philadelphia with
friends she will go on to New York.
Mountville. Sept. 23.?On the morn
ing of Sept. 20th, th-? spirit of Mrs.]
Oorrle Crisp passed from thie life
into the next. The hearts of all in this
community are saddened at the loss of
this dear woman but they bow In sub
mission and in reverence to tho will
of the great Father, realizing that the
hand that shapes the destines is un
Before her marriage she was a MIbb
Dendy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Marcus Dendy. She was fifty-nine
years old, a member of the Mountville
Baptist church and a sincere Christian
woman. As a wife and mother she
was devoted and faithful. Within the
sacred precinct of her home she led
a noble and Godly life, ever pointing
her friends and loved onojs to a higher
and truer life. Although her gentle
spirit has lied, her Influence shall
Loving hands laid the body to rest
in the Presbyterian cemetery of this
place, the service being conducted by
her pastor, Rev. J. A. Martin. Mrs.
Crisp is survived by a husband and
five children: Mrs. W. C. Hipp, Miss
Ida May, Messrs. S. N. and Hugh
Crisp of ibis place, and Mr. B. B.
Crisp of Leesburg, Pia., and severol
sisters and brothers.
The hearts of all her former ac
quaintances go out In love and sym
pathy to the bereaved family.
Mr. W. D. Pyles is visiting in town
Miss Ruth Stokes left Friday for
Denmark where she will teach.
Mr. Henry Fellers has returned to
Mountvllle from Columbia where he
has been engaged in business for some
Prof. W. P. Culbertson was in town
Saturday on business.
Mrs. Eugenia Teague and Miss Edith
Teague have gone to Camphill, Ala.
The last college students to return
to their" work were Miss Ethel Jones
for Due West Woman's college. Miss
Ina Coleman for Winthrop, Messrs.
William Pellers, Roy and Milton Mit
chell for tho University of S. C, and
Mr. Watts Hudgens for The Citadel.
Harmony, Sept. 21.?This commun
ity was saddened very much yesterday
when it was made known that Mrs.
Amanda Mitchell, widow of the late
E. G. Mitchell, had died some time dur
ing Thursday night at the home of
her brother, Mr. Jas. C. Cork, near
Ware Shoals. Her body was brought
today to Mt. Bethel and the funeral
conducted by her pastor, Rev. Mr.
DuBose, after which her body was
laid to rest in the cemetery nt that
place by the side of her husband who
preceded her to the grave, a little
over four years. A good woman is
Prof. Cork and Mr. Walter Cork and
wife, of Rock Hill. Mrs. Lilian Arnold,
of Greenwood and Miss Ora Mitchell,
of Chester, attended the burial of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Hughes are
visiting relatives in Bickens.
Dials. Sept. 2:1.?The past two weeks
have witnessed the exodus of our boys
and girls, to their respective schools
and colleges. The following are Dials'
representatives at the different insti
tutions: Misses Cecil Owlngs and Nita
Hunter, Chicora; Misses Marie and
Knte Curry, Lander; Messrs. Fred
Armstrong, Clemson; Frank Gray, the
North Greenville high school. Marvin
Harris will leave Oct. 1st for the
medical college at Charleston.
Miss Emma Harris has returned
from a pleasant visit with friends in
Miss Fannie Brownlee spent several
days last week, visiting friends in
Mr. Ernest Harris was the week
end guest of Mr. Casper Fowler, of
Fountain Inn, last week.
Messrs. John Simmons and Marvin
Harris attended the opening exercises
of Clemson college.
Mr. and Mrs. John Harris and chil
dren of Greenville, spent Saturday
night with Mr. I). 1). Harris and fam
Miss Ruth Curry entertained a num
ber of her young friends with a lawn
party recently. The occasion was
greatly enjoyed by all who attended.
Mrs. Jim Cook and daughter. Sue,
spent Wednesday with Mrs. Hattic
Willis and family.
Misses Willie Mae and Annie Belle
Cnlldress spent several days last week
with Mrs. J. S. Brooks and family.
The following attended the burial of
Mr. John B. Brooks at Laurens, last
Tuesday: Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Harris,
Messrs. John Holder, David Brownlee,
and M. V. Holder and son.
A traveling show stayied several
days the past week at Woodvllle, show
ing different moving picture Olms each
night, interpersed with vaudeville acts.
Taken as a whole the show seemed to
be all right.
Rev. J. K. McCain will preach the
1st Sunday in October at Dials. The
service beginning at 11 ovclock.
Bnys New Machine.
Mr. J. C. Sheppard has Just pur
chased a new Ford touring car to bo
uped In his auto hack service. Mr.
Sheppard has made quite a success in
this line and on account of the in
crease in business was obliged to add
another car to his equipment.
ON FIRST VOTE
Pee Dee Presbytery Voted Against
Moving Chicora College to Laurent*.
With about a third of the delegates
to the Presbytery not voting, the Pee
Dee Presbytery, meeting at Dillon,
Thursday voted against the removal of
Chicora college to Laurens. A com
mittee of Laurens citizens went down
to present this city's interests and
Greenville had representatives to ar
gue for the retention of the college in
that city. The vote stood 13 to 11
against the removal, about a dozen del
egates not voting because they were
not familiar enough with the situation
to express an opinion.
The resolution passed by the Pres
bytery is as follows:
"The Presbytery of Pee Dee, having
heard the representatives of the board
of trustees of Chicora college and the
citizens of Laurens and Greenville and |
fully appreciating the generous propo
sition of tlie Laurens brethren and the
strong inducements they offer, never
theless do not, at the present time,
with the lights before them, see our
way clear, at this time, to authorize
the removal of the college from the
city of Greenville."
The committee from Laurens were
placed at a disadvantage in Dillon, be
cause they were unable to get their
literature before the body in time for
the delegates 10 read it and calmly
reach a decision. As the subject was
given only an hour and a half for dis
cussion, the time was not sufficient
to go Into It at length, nor were the
delegates willing to take such a big
step as moving a college on such
The South Carolina and Piedmont
Presbyteries are meeting today and
the question will come up in them
also. A committee of Laurens citi
zens is at each meeting to represent
this city's interests.
There are seven presbyteries in the
state and Laurens will have to carry
live of them to get the college. Green
ville will have to get two more before
she will be able to retain it.
PORCH CLIMBER CAUGHT.
Negro, Thought lo have l?oen the Same
One Who has been Found on the
Premises of IHffcren People, Final
Richard Puckett, a young negro
about twenty four years old, was ar
rested by Chief Bagwell Monday af
ternoon charged with secreting him
self upon the porch of Mr. W. R.
Richey, Sr., supposedly for the pur
pose of robbery or for spying upon
the inmates of the house. The negro
was found lying upon the piazza Sun
day evening about 8:30 o'clock and
when discovered made a dash for lib
erty. Mr. Richey, with the assistance
of the police and neighbors made a
thorough search of the premises for
clues and finally found a pair of shoes
and a rain-coat that tlx- negro had'
placed underneath the steps. Acting
upon the supposition that the negro
would return for these things, Messrs
Cover Richey and Ran Little secreted
themselves on the piazza and awaited
his return. They were soon reward
ed by sounds of the negro returning,
lie was seen to approach in the dark
and as he reached the steps, Mr. Qrov
er Richey made a spring at him to
catch him. The negro ran and Mr.
Richey "let loose" with his pistol at
close range, but for some reason his
aim was not as sure as he had some
time previously thought it would bo.
The negro escaped, but left Iiis coat
A thorough search of the entire
neighborhood was made that night and
next morning Chief Bagwell went on
a still hunt for his man. Late Mon
day afternoon he was rewarded, when
Richard Puckett was caught and later
confessed. Puckett has been in the
employ of Owlngs and Owings for
some years as a driver of a delivery
wagon. He has hitherto borne a fair
He was carried before Mayor Rabb
yesterday and he bounl him over to the
This is not the first instance of
porch climbing which has occurred
in Laurens recently. Several other
residents of the city have been awak
ened In the night to find trespassers,
either on the porches or inside the
houses. While it is possible that this
same negro has been operating all
over town, he stoutly denies it, declar
ing that he only went into Mr. Rlchey's
house to get out of the rain. His cap
ture, however, is a great relief to
those who have been troubled before.
ON KINGS HOTEL
.Sixteen More Booms to be Added,
Present I!.is Improved I'pon and
ii New Front Put In.
The march of progress continues
In Laurens. As fast as one plan Is
gotten well under yay another one
Is begu nand the town Is putting ou
airs as never before. The King Hotel
is the next building to be put under
the care of the contractors. Dr. H. K.
Aikeh, one of the owners, yesterday
authorized a statement to the effect
that the hotel would bo remodeled at
once. The C. L. Hounds Construc
tion company has been employed to
dra w up plans to be submitted as soon
as anished and these plans will be
followed by actual construction.
Although the owners of the proper
ty have definitely decided to make the
improvements, they have not decided
exactly the nature or them. It is cer
tain, however, that at least, sixteen
new rooms with baths will he udded.
those rooms that are large enough
now will have baths added, the metal
front will be taken down and a new
fashioned brick put in and the whole
property improved generally. Wheth
er the rooms will b< added in the rear
or whether another story will be put
on has not yet been decided. This
decision will necessarily rest upon the
examination of the building by the
achitects and contractors.
The work upon the new building
on the southeast corner of this block,
which was recently bought by the
Hank of Laurens, will begin in a few
weeks. H. Terry is now moving out
of this building to make way for the
contractors. He Is moving into the
store room two doors above, which
has been handsomely fitted up for him
by Mr. Karl Wilson, the owner.
GEO. YEARGIN LOSES ARM.
Popular Gray Court Young Mun Injur
ed in Ginnery and has to _i&ve Left
A peculiarly distressing accident oc
curred at Gray Court Thursday, when
young Mr. Goo. Yeargin, one of the
best known and most popular young
men of the county, had the misfortune
to get his left arm caught in the saws
of the Gray Court Oil & Fertilzer com
pany's ginnery. The wound proved so
serous that it was found necessary to
amputate the limb yesterday afternoon
at the county hospital, Dr. Hughes per
forming the operation, assisted by
Drs. Ferguson and Schayer. At the
last report he was getting along as
well as could lie expected. The arm
was amputated just below tin- elbow
George Yeargin Is known all over
the state and in many parts of the
south as the star backstop of the
Clemson base ball team. In his
freshman year last year he was a
leader among the team mates and
barely missed getting named upon
Helsman's All-Southern team, only his
age and size being against him. He
Intended entering college again later
in the year and prospects were bright
for a brilliant career.
His many friends in this county
and elsewhere will hear of the acci
dent with the greatest sorrow for he
was universally liked wherever known
Heath <u' Voting Lady,
Mi.-s Devue McCllntock, daughter of
('apt. w. a. McCllntock, of Ora, died
at the home of her father Monday
morning. She had been in ill health
since childhood, so death came as a
relief to her. The funeral services
were held at Old Fields church yes
terday morning, Rev. I. n. Kennedy
conducting them. A large number of
people gathered to pay her a last tri
bute. The pall bearers were Messrs.
.1. I). Mills, w. h. Blakeley, W. M. Bry
son. William Hunter, R. II. Fleming
and J. II. Hemhree.
St. Lonis Nationals will Tackle New
York Nat'onals. Real League Team*.
The St. Ixmis National League ball
team will cross bats here tomorrow
with the Ne-v York Nationals. They
will play both afternoon and night
and the admission will be only five
and ten cents. TheRc games however,
will be played in the. Opera House, be
ing a part of this week's Pathe Week
ly. Besides this section of the weekly
there will be. several other fery inter
esting pictures of dally events, among
them the attempt to break the pole
vault record of the world and the fun
eral of Wilbur Wrilht of aviation fame
Three or four other good scenes. Be
sides the weekly many other good pic
tures are scheduled for this week.
BIO HUNCH BAGGED.
Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff and Rural p?.
I icemen Coon n Good Many Sinners.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday were
busy days In Sheriff Owings office,
whore a running reception was given
in honor of the visiting sinners, who
hud been tliusly honored for several
and sundry reasons. From Satruday
nlgut till Monday morning a total of
twelve evil-doers were escorted to the
Jail, all of these being members of the
dark tribe except one. The reception
started Saturday night when a few
ordinary arrests wore made and reach
the climax Sunday night when Sheriff
Owings and Deputy Hold and Rural
Policeman Sullivan were requested to
pay a visit to White Plains church.
They did. Result nine negroes, all
drunk and about to break up the sing
ing services. The following were the
guests invited to Laurens on thai aus
picious occasion: Rob Brooks, Pierce
lrby. Ceo. Mangum, Will Uoyd, Wil
liam Nance, Guy Leamnn, John Wash
ington, Stuart Cunningham, ami Jerry
Cufuiingham. There is a warrant out
for John BrysOU, a member of the
Deputy Reid and Policeman Sullivan
arrested C. R. Brewington of Trinity
Ridge Saturday night.
Rural Policeman Columbus Owens
fetched one Henry Martin into rest
Monday. He is up for assault and
battery witli Intent to kill.
Rural Policeman Wright reports "all
quiet along the Saluda". though he
states that he has discovered a negro
in Sullivan township who has not paid
Iiis road tax.
Roth Friendship and Oak Grave Will
Open on the 7th of Get ?her.
The trustees of Friendship school
have announced that the opening of
the 1912-13 session will take place on
the 7th of October. Miss Minnie Wal
lace, who has been the elflcienl teach
er for the past three years lias been
employed again for the coining session.
[ Everyone who is interested Is Invited
to be present at the opening exercises.
The Oak Grove school will also open
for this session on the same day Oct.
7th. The school this year will he in
charge of Miss Lyda Sloan, a line
teacher, and leader. The trustees, par
ents, and all others interested will be
welcomed to the exercises at the op
The law linn of Cannon and Black
well has been dissolved and in the
future these two young Laurens attor
neys will be found In their separate of
fices. Mr. Blackwell has rented an
office in the Barksdalu building in the
room that was occupied by Sin-riff
Owings during the remodeling of the
court house. Mr. Cannon will remain
in the rooms formerly occupied by the;
COMPLIMENTS MIL PITTS.
\\. h. T?te, Supervisor of Rural
Schools Commends Supt. Pitt's hel
The article in last week's Adver
tiser by Supt. of Education Geo. L
Pitts lias brought many compliments
to the wrltor. Teachers oVer the
county and lending educators from
, oilier counties have made many com
plimentary remarks upon the excel
lence Of Mr. Pitt's article. The Ad
vertiser managed to ^< t hold of tlnj
following letter much against Mr.
, Pitt's desire:
Department of education.
Columbia, S. C.
I Sejit. 1ft, 1912.
Supt. Oeo. L. Pitts,
Laurens, S. C.
My Dear Mr. Pitts:
I happened today to see a Copy of
the Laurens Advertiser and read in
It your most excellent letter. It Is
one of the best communications to
trustees, patrohs and teachers which
I have ever read. Have you sent a
copy of the letter to the other coun
ty superintendents? If you have not,
would you please ask The Advertiser
to send me forty-four copies with their
hill for the same? I want to send
them to the other eo mty superintend
By the way, when you do something
of this kind again, please put me on
your mailing list. You perhaps got
a letter from me yesterday. It is just
such material as this that f want to
give suggestions to the Othei men
W. K. Tatc.
NEWS Of THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Fine Opening of the Pres
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Oilier Items of Interest to People In
and Outside of Clinton. Improtc
IIIout8 Contemplated n< Hie Passen
ger Depot. Clinton WuiiIn u Federal
Clinton, Sept. 24. The Presbyterian
college opened last Thursday with
nearly I GO students. An excellent tone
seems to animate the student body
and the prospect of a successful
year's work cheers the faculty and
thi' friends of the institution.
The RoV. Frank 1>. Jones, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, enter
tains all of the faculty and students
at a reception this evening.
The faculty forbade all "hazing",
hut this was not intended to stop the
innocent foolishness and harmless
pranks which have become establish
ed customs. One custom which is
generally enjoyed is the "rat parade '
when the new men are blackod and
esCOI'tod to the doors of some of the
young ladies in town, to the skating
rink, and other places of amusement,
winding up with ?'treats" followed by
a chase hack to the dormitory. This
festivity took place Friday night.
A Sad Dentil.
An employe of Mr. A. It. Blakely,
('. II. Cray, fell dead in the shop last
Thursday afternoon and was burled
He had been in Clinton about, a
year. He was a skilled mechanic and
was liked in the shop.
He was very quiet and so far us was
known had broken off all connection
with relatives and friends. lie left
no papers that idcntilcd him in any
County Medical Association.
The County Medical association held
its regular monthly meeting here this
afternoon. The weather prevented a
lull attendance. Dr. Neuffor of Abbe
ville was a guest.
Th<- Chamber of Commerce expects
as its guest this week Mr. John F
Livingston <?r Columbia, president of
the C, N. K- L. railway. The mutter
of improving the railway station will
be taken up. It has boon clear fot
some time tlllll the present arrange
ments are Inadequate.
Tin- Chamber of Commerce will al to
make efforts to obtain a federal build
ing tor Clinlon. The postofllco llOl'O
can present, it is said, all the qtial
llcnllons except the population of the
town that would entitle it to a hand
.oiu<- building and a first class rat
The civic League, which during the
long and serious illness of its pres
ident. Mrs. it /.. Wright, fell into In
activity, will resume work with the
coining on of fall.
Tin- Rev, Dr. Jacobs is visiting on
Miss Amle Copeland haves this
week for Columbia, whore sin- will at
tend the College for Women.
Miss Iva Mnhnffcy will return to
Columbia to attend the Methodist Col
lege tor Women.
Mrs. Boozer has acooptod a position
at Ff Oil ins Institute In Virginia.
Prof, and Mrs. L. N. T. Nelson of
the Presbyterian college will make
their home with Mrs. W. (1. Neville
for a time.
Mis. George McCrary reached home
Friday after a most delightful visit
to the family of her son, Mr. George
Biber! McCrary In Beverly, Mass.
Mrs. W. K. Owens has returned from
a month's pleasure trip in New York
Miss Marie Smith of Clenn Springs
is the popular guest of MisRcs Klient
McCaslan and Sallle Wright.
Miss Zee Wright came home Friday
after a serion of most enjoyable visM -
to former college mates in Virginia
and North Carolina.
R. Z. Wright. Jr. has returned to
Charleston to resume his studies in
Porter Military Academy.
R. S. Owens and J. H. Phlnney have
returned to Columbia to attend the,
Mrs. R. Z. Wright, Miss Sallio
Wright, and Mr. R. Z. Wright, Jr. mado
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