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PIEDMONT PRESBYTERY AGAINST REMOVAL
(MORA REMAINS IN GREENVILLE
After a long and stiffly fought
meeting of Piedmont presbytery, held
at Seneca yesterday, Piedmont presby
tery voted against the removal of Chi
cora college from Greenville to Lau
rens. As this only leaves Charleston
Presbytery to vote the question of
removal will be definitely decided
there. The vote now stands four for
removal against three against It with
the possibility of one of them, Charles
ton, being changed. It takes five votes
to move the college.
Revlowing the situation briefly as
to the events which have transpired
since Greenville failed to radse the
sum asked by the executive commit
tee of the board of trustees, it should
be stated in the outset that before the
committee made its request of Green
ville, five presbyteries, viz., Piedmont,
Enoree, Bethel, Pee Dee and Charles
ton stood as hing opposed to the re
moval, having voted on the question
some time previous, while two of the
presbyteries, viz., South Carolina and
Harmony were on record as being in
favor of removal. Following the fail
ure of Greenville to raise the amount
asked, the five presbyteries who had
voted against removal were called to
vote on the question again. As a re
sult of the second ballots, Bethel and
Pee Dee several days ago voted In fa
vor of removal, thus making four of
the presbyteries to favor It. Enoree
presbytery voted the second time
against removal. It is reported that
the moderator of Charleston presby
tery refused to call a meeting.
8ince the vote now stands four for
removal as against two against it, it Is
thought that some steps will be taken
to have Charleston presbytery meet
and have the question voted on there.
The vote of Charleston presbytery
would then settle the matter finally,
or until overtures are again made to
NEWSY IV ATE KLOO LETTER. j
Marriage of Popular Young Couple
Center of Interest. School Hoys und
Girls at Home for the Holidays.
Waterloo, Dec. 22.?Invitations have
been received in Waterloo to the mar
riage of Miss Sudie Pauline Smith, of
Coronaca, to Mr. William Young Mc
Neil, of this city, the marriage to take
place at the Methodist church, in Cor
onaca, on the morning of Dec. 36.
Very general interest is felt in this
approaching marriage, owing to the
many friends of the young couple and
their general popularity. Miss Smith
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Siney
O. Smith, of Ooronaca, and is a
young woman of many gaces of per
son and a striking individuality and
charm that wins numerous friends
and attracts many acquaintances.
Mr. McNeil is prominently identi
fied" in the mercantile business-rind is
rural carrier on Route 2 also, besides
holding farming interests elsewhere.
He is a young man of sterling integ
rity, very popular both financially
and socially and for these esteemed
qualifications, a successful future is
assured for him.
The bride-to-be is very well known
here, where she has frequently visit
ed and a most cordial welcome is
extended to her in advance, upon her
arrival in town, where she will be
numbered among Waterloo's most at
tractively charming matrons.
Mr. Fred Pearce and Charlie Lock
wood came In yesterday to spend the
holidays with their respective home
people and their friends are very glad
indeed, to see them again.
Mr. Theodore J. Garrett. spent a
day or two last week In Greenville,
on business interests.
Mr. c. w. wiiarton, of Greenville,
was a prominent business visitor in
town this week.
Mrs. Jennie A. Smith and mother,
Mrs. it,'ittie W. Anderson, have re
turned from an extended visit to the
latter's daughter, Mrs. W. B. Boyd, in
Miss Grace Miller, of Lander, has
many friends who are pleased to have
her at home for the Christmas holi
Cadet Langdon Long's host of
home friends will be sorry to learn
that ho Is ill with typhoid fever, at
the Citadel. Many regrets are ex
pressed at his enforced absence from
the gaities of the Christmastlde, from
which he shall be sorely missed.
Mrs. W. P. Culbortson and daugh
ter, Miss Lyle, of the high school
faculty, spent the week-end with the
former's daughter, Mrs. Sam Rasor,
Mr. and Mrs. Jonas P. Gray have
returned to Woodruff after a brief
visit to Waterloo relatives.
Mr. J. Casper Smith was the guest
of business friends In Greenwood,
Mrs. Sam Reld of Spartanburg.
Miss Lillian Nelson of Grady hospi
tal. Atlanta, Miss Mahel Nelson of Ab
beville, and Mrs. Laura Burnslde of
Cross Hill, were called to Waterloo,
this week on account of the Illness
and death of their grandmother, Mrs.
Dr. J. Lindsay Fennel 1 spent Tues
day and Wednesday In Augusta.
Mrs. Elizabeth Pearce Is visiting
her daughters, Mesdames James B.
Wharton and Frank Duvall, in Green
Mrs. Edna Fay Davis of Columbia. Is
IN CITY SCHOOL
Spirit of the Season .Mude Evident hy
Interchange of Clfts and Expres
sions of (Jood Wishes and (Jood
Friday, the last school day of the
year, was observed In true Christmas
style at the city graded school. The
spirit of the Christmas season was
seen everywhere, teachers' tables and
children's desks being piled high with
dainty and useful gifts. Every teacher
of tho school was the recipient of
numerous precious gifts from the chil
dren and gifts were Interchanged be
tween the children themselves. The
numerous presents given to the teach
ers attested to the love and esteem
in which they are held by the pupils.
The chapel exercises for the morn
ing consisted ~rUur-gely---?f Christmas
songs by the various grades of the
school, the presentation of a memento
to Mr. i). R. Lavender by the chil
dren of the school and a short talk
I by Miss Eva Lee, who was present
on the stage, who ended by telling
the children a delightful story, "The
Child's Visit to Santa Clans."
Miss Eva Leo spent the entire day
in visiting the grades of the school,
talking to tho pupils and telling them
stories. It is needless to say that she
charmed and delighted both teachers
and pupils and that they are all very
grateful ;o her for her fisit.
The entertainment of story telling,
given hy Miss Lee Friday night was
attended by a large and appreciative
audience of children and grown peo
ple. Though the program was mostly
arranged to please the children, the
elders were highly entertained. Tho
musical program, rendered under tho
direction of Mr. Barton, principal of
the school was enjoyed very much. The
stories told by Miss Lee were thor
oughly enjoyed by the large crowd
of children present. It is always a
source of satisfaction to the patrons
of the sehiol to know that tho enter
tainments at tho school building are
successful In a financial, as well as
In other ways, so it v -mid not be
out of the way to state hat quite a
ne?t little sum was realized.
Moves Into New Quarters.
Mr. T. M. Dlvver, tho metal work
contractor, has moved his place of
business from the store he occupied
opposite the city hall, to tho frame
building next to Hicks' stable. Ho
now expects to be In a position to do
better work than ever.
spending some time with her mother,
Mrs. Susan Teaguo.
Mrs. Lottie Walker has returned to
Cross Hill, after a stay of ten days,
or more, In Waterloo, at the bedside
of her mother, Mrs. Polly Fuller.
Master Louis Rasor, after a fort
hlght's visit to his grandparents. Prof,
and Mrs. W. P. Culbertson, has re
turned to his home In Mountvllle.
Mesdames I. Casper Smith, C. K.
Fuller, W. II. Wharton, T. S. Boyd,
J. Robert Anderson and Mrs. O. W.
Long were shopping visitors to Lau
rens this week.
Mr. Riuford Putnam has returned
to Fountnin Inn, after a business visit
of several days.
Mr. Rex W. Lanford spent Tuesday
in Croon wood.
Mr. W. ?V. Campbell spent Wednes
day in Laurens, on business int? n Si
DEATH OF MRS. MONROE.
Mother of Mrs. M. P. Taylor and Mr.
T. Lane Monroe Died Rather Sud
Mr. C. W. Monroe died at an ad
vanced age at the home of her son, Mr.
T. Lane Monroe. In this city yester
day. Her death came very suddenly,
as a result of an affection of the
heart. Though at an advanced age,
her death came very unexpectedly.
The funeral services will be held this
morning in the Laurens cemetery,
Rev. L. P. McGee, her pastor to con
duct the services.
Mrs. Monroe was twice married. Her
maiden name was Lamb and her first
husband was the late Mr. Luke. Of
this union, two children survive, Mrs.
II. F. Taylor and Miss Johnny Luke.
Her second husband, the lato G. W.
Monroe, died some years ago. The
children by this marriage were T. Lane
Monroe, of this city, and Mac Monroe,
Mrs. Monroe was a Christian woman
of many estimable qualities. Her
death Is deeply mourned by the wide
circle of friends and relatives who
To the Hospital Opening on New
The Laurens County Hospital will
be open on New Year's day for an In
spection by the public. Every person
in the county Is cordially invited to
go through the building at any time
during the day, from 10 o'clock In the
morning on. The object of this open
ing is to show the people of Laurens
county what a really modern hospital
it has within easy reach of every sec
A few weeks ago, the hospital was
moved from its home on Chestnut
street to its present and permanent
location on South Harper, the home of
the late Senator J. L. M. Irby. This
fine old home makes an Ideal location
for a hospital and the present heads
of the institution have spared no
pains \o make the Laurens County
Hospital as up-to-date as can be
found anywhere, ranking in modem
improvements with the largest of the
city hospitals. It has been entirely
overhauled; new water-works and
electric lighting systems have been
installed; a new steam-heating plant
put in; the rooms re-painted and ir
every possible way it is now a thor
oughly up-to-date hospital. There are
at present fire trained nurses con
nected with the institution, with Miss
Julia Irby as the head.
PRESENTED A FOR.
School Children Play Santa Clans With
Mr. D. R. Lavender.
Among the pleasant features mark
ing the close of the city schools for
the holidays was the presentation of
a Christmas present by the children
to Manager D. R. Lavender of the
Motion Picture show. The present
was a beautiful gold watch fob and
was given in appreciation of the- many
favors shown to the children during
the year. Friday morning Mr. Laven
der was bombarded and captured by
fifteen of the tiniest school folks and
pushed and pulled Into the school au
ditorium, where amid the hurras and
cheering of the entire outfit, he was
presented with the present by Supt.
B. L. Jones. Mr. lavender states that
he doesn't remember what followed
next but there Is good authority that
he thanked them in a capital little
speech that brought forth many out
bursts of cheers.
LAURENS HIGH SCHOOLS
SECURE STATE AID
Nearly a Thousand Dollars to he Dis
tributed Among the Fire High
Schools Eligible to State Aid.
Treasurer Ross D. Young Is in re
ceipt of a check for $911.00 from th'e
department of education In Columbia,
for the use of the state aid high
schools of the county. An equal sum
will be received some time in Febru
ary, the payments being made in two
Installments. The schools to receive
this money and the amount allotted to
each are as follows:
This money will be made available
ROUND OF GAIETIES
WITH CLINTON FOLKS
Dinners and Dances with the Annual
Pythian Banquet Principal Events
of the Week.
Clinton, Dec. The Christmas
season Is expected U he unusually
pleasnnt here. There are ninny visi
tors in town, and several very njoy
able festivities are scheduld.
Mrs. W. Q. Neville has the pleasure
of having nil of her children at home
for the holidays: Miss Tnllulah Neville
from the Pea Ridge neighborhood,
Miss Virginia Neville from the Na
coochee Valley Institute, in Georgia;
Misg Mattie Mae Neville from the city
schools of Chester; Miss Eliza Neville,
from Helton high school. The Rev.
Dr. and Mrs. Smart of Norfolk, Va. are
spending the week with Mrs. Neville's
Miss Pearle Hays, who tenches at
Dillon, and Mr. L. St. Clair Hays are
with their mother, Mrs. M. A. Hays.
Mr. Hays is nearlng the completion of
his study of medicine at Columbia Uni
versity, New York City, and his friends
are very proud of his brilliant record
Clinton's Winthrop girls came in on
Saturday. Misses Edith Austin, Hattlo
Deleney, Hattle Finney, Inez Myers,
Mary Bean, Virginia Owens. Evlc
Shands. Susie Owens Margaret and
Miss Maud Pearson will spend
Christmas in Abbeville.
Mr. Paul Austin, who graduated
from the Presbyterian college in Juno,
and is now teaching In Pinopolls, is at
home for the holidays.
Miss Gertrude Pre; .on of Florida
is visiting relatives and friends here.
Mr. W. S. Bean. Jr., is at homo for
Christmas from the University of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Granvllle Taylor
are visiting at Dr. W. S. Bean's.
Tt. Z. Wright, Jr. and William
Scaifc are at home from Porter Mili
tary Academy in Charleston.
Misses Mamie and Sal lie Burgess
are spending Christmas at ClCIUSOIl
with the family of thi ir brother. Prof.
J. M. Burgess,
Mrs. II. L, Todd and children of
Greenville, are spending ChrMimas
with the family of Mr. It. Wright.
Miss Sara Copeland, who teaches in
Marion, N. ('.. came home Saturday
for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Both well Craham and
little Bothwell, are spending the week
with Mr. Graham's father's family in
Mrs. Minnie Middleton and Masters
Altman and William Middleton are
here from Clenison for the holidays.
Mrs. James Hatton of Atlanta is
here, for Christmas.
Misses Gertrude Hipp and Irene Lit
tle expect to visit Mr. and Mrs. Mack
Hipp of Abbeville this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Davenport of Nor
folk, Va., are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
C. M. Bailey.
Miss Amle Copeland Is at home from
the college for women in Columbia,
for the holidays.
Mr. R. S. Owens is at home from
the university for Christmas.
Miss Russell is here from Chlcora
college to spendthe holidays with her
mother, Mrs. A. B. Russell.
Aside from the usual round of fam
ily dinners and the like, there will b<
several brilliant social affairs durirg
the week. First In Importance among
these will be the Pythian year-end
banquet on Tuesday night. The Ger
man Club will give a dance on Mon
day night. The various social hook
clubs enjoy very delightful meetings
du ing Christinas week.
A Great Success.
Without a dlubt, the entertainment
given by the Schubert Quartet at the
opera house Thursday evening was the
most onjoyable entertainment of its
kind that has been given under any
lyceum course In Laurens in quite a
while. If tiny criticism could be made,
It would be that the entertainment
lacked balance. Several more num
bers of the higher class of music
would have added to the program. The
musical monologue, sung by Mr. James
Grubb near the Ipening of the enter
tainment) put the audience In a good
humor and this lasted through tbe
evening, Mr. Grubb being a prime fa
vorite throughout. The quartet Is
composed of an unusually able and
versatile : et of entertainers. With a
change of program, they would he
welcomed here again.
WINS FIRST PRIZE
in Hie Distribution of Prises Given for
School Improvement* Three Laurens
County Schools Participate.
In the .spirited contest which has
been carried on In this county for
first place among (he schools which
have showed most Improvement of
grounds and buildings, the Woodrow
Wilson school, formerly Pine 'Pop. won
the highest honors, being awarded first
place for this county, thereby secur
ing prlr.es aggregating $7f>. The
second prize was won by the Pros
pect school and the third by the
Langston sehlol. The winner if first
place In the county gets a prize of
$2.r> from the state, second place gels
$ir> and third place $10. In addition
to this, the county gives to the winner
of the llrst place. $f>0, the second prize
$lf> ami the third prize $.10. The com
mittee on awards stated that in most
counties the contest for the prizes was
close and It is said that tht contest
in Laurens county was particularly
The teacher of the Woodrow Wilson
schiol is Miss Jennie Stuart, if the
Prospect school is Miss Ida Turner,
and of the Langston school Is Miss
Paulino Byrd. These are among the
most progressive teachers of the coun
ty and certainly will be congratulat
ed upon their work.
The awards were mad" in Columbia
Friday, Miss Wil Lou Cray, one of tin
state .judges, being among those who
were present at the committee meet
Ing. Nearly every county in the state
had live schools to participate in the
contests, only a few being without ap
plicants for prizes. Laurens was
among the seventeen counties in the
State which had as many as thrCe ap
plicants fur prizes.
Thomas Bluford Nelson died Pri
day, December 13th, at his home
south-east of Fountain Inn. Mr. Nel
son wac 90 years old, and leaves six
children, thirty-one grand children,
and ten great grand cildren. Mrs.
Nelson, who Is ninety-four years of
ago also survives. She will make her
home with .1. II. Nelson, her son. The
funeral service was held at the Bap
tist church Saturday, conducted by
Rev. J. .1. I'aysour. Six of the grand
children, Walter Wlnn, Curtis Nelson.
Darrell Nelson, Clyde Nelson, Cuy Nel
son and Claud Nelson acted pall
bearers. Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Nelson
had been married for seventy years.
They were known to practically ev
erybody in the northern part of Lau
rens county and the Southern part of
Greenville county. Mr. Nelson was a
veteran of the war between the sec
tions, having served full four years
in the Infantry. -Fountain Inn Tribune
JURY LIST DRAWN.
For Special Term of General Sessions
Court, which is to Convene January
For the special term of the court of
fenernl sessions, which is to convene
the first Monday in January, the fol
lowing jurors have been drawn by the
R. O. Hunt. Dials.
B. R. Fuller, Hunter.
.1. C. Todd, Seuflletown.
J. G. Martin, Cross Hill.
T. M. Kellett. Dials.
Wistar Martin. Youngs.
A. J. Martin, Youngs.
L. C. Owens, Dials.
W. I). Glonn, Jacks.
J. H. Burton, Waterloo.
J. II. McCuen. Sullivan,
lt. C. Dillard, Hunter.
C. Y. Craddock, Laurens.
J. I.. Baldwin, Sullivan.
S. J. Burns. Youngs.
J. B. Benjamin. Laurens.
R, L. Gray, Dials.
O. L. I^nford, Youngs.
A. K. Hughes, Sullivan.
A. B, Cleveland. Seuflletown.
It. L, Knight, Waterloo.
A. J. Hollingsworth, Jacks.
T. Rex Simpson, Laurens.
J. B. Cannon, Laurens.
W. L. Armstrong, Dials.
R, L. Smith. Seuflletown.
G. C. Hill. Waterloo.
B, B, Gulnn. Youngs.
J. II. Tumblin, Sullivan.
J. Hamp IIHInms, Dials
W. B. Gnrrett. Dials.
S. 10. Martin. Cross Hill.
G. T. Little, Youngs.
I'. B. Richardson, Cross Hill.
J. V. Workman, Hunter.
J. J. Glynn, Laurens.
T. B. Nelson Bead.
Officials Putting their Af
fairs In Readiness.
Attorney General Lyon and Treasurer
Jennings the Only State Oulclais
who will Step Down to (Jive Place
to Newly Elected 0 Mehlis.
Columbia, Dec. 20.-?With tho con
vening of the General Assembly only
n month off, State House ofllcialH aro
getting everything in readiness for
that date. Those who haven't already
finished their annual reports are work
ing with might and mnlri on them so
as to have them ready for transmis
sion when the legislature" assembles.
Tho State House officials are busy
rounding out the year's work and
bringing everything right up to dato
so that matters will bo complete when
the lawmakers gather.
Governor Hlcase has been at work
on his annual message for some time,
when he could snatch Q moment from
the daily rush of the ofllclal matters,
lie Is preparing a rough draft or his
message and will go over it carefully
before putting it lu final form for
transmission to the two houses. As
soon as both branches of the legisla
ture organize and send committees to
notify the Governor that they aro
ready for any matters he might wish
to lay before them, he will send his
annual message up. Private Secretary
Aull taking it to the House and Ste
nographer Blackburn to the Senate.
The Governor has given very little in
timation of what his annual messngo
will contain, hut he is expected to
make several important rocommonda
Tho General Assembly win convene
on January 14, and the fiist matter
will be the organization of the two
houses. Promptly on noon of that dal"
Mr. .las. A. Hoyt, clerk Of the last
House, will call the new body togeth
er, and it will then organize hy the
election oT a Speaker. Mr. M. I,. Smith
Speaker of the last Hom e. Is a Candi
date tor re-election, and it is not be
lieved that he will have any opposi
tion. Mr las. A. Hoyt is a candidate
for re-election as clerk and is oppos
ed hy Mr. .1. Wilson Globes, of Colum
bia, Serge.'int-at-Arms o.lhn S. Wilson
and the other House attaches an;
standing for re election and they are
not expected to oncouivtei any seri
Next in importance to the election
of the Sp aker in the House comes the
committee assignments, which are,
made by the Speaker. The chairman
ship of the ways and means commit
tee and tin- judiciary committee aro
two of the most attractive posts. For
the former the names of George Ft.
Rem bort, of lllchland and George W.
Dick, of Sumter, arc prominently men -
tioned. Mr. Rom bort is the titular
leader of the HI ease forces, while Mr.
Dick is the ranking member of the oltl
committee that was returned. For tho
chairmanship of the judiciary Commit
tee, Mr. Vander Horst, of Charleston,
who succeeded to this plOC( last year
when Mr. Fraser was elected to tho
Supreme Bench, is the only natno
heard, and it is believed thai he will
get the place. There Is hillC'h rivalry
for place on those two committee .
which are considered the big commit
tees of the Bouse, and the n < mhorshlp
of these are not expected to servo on
any other committees.
The hold-over members of the Sen
ate will likely caucus and selorl tho
President pro tern. There ; re several
mentioned for this place. Including
llardln, of Chester; John- -tone, of
Newberry, and Weston/ of Rich land,
Senator Hardin is the oldest of these
in point of service and tto movement
to make him President pro K.m is In
creasing in strength. The committees
of the Senate are selected by the Sen
ators themselves The chairman of tho
finance committee is Vacant and Is
much sought after. Sonhtoi Hardin i^
the ranking member of thi < ommlttOO,
with Senator Christenson, of Beaufort,
next and Senator Weston ol RJoM ml.
third. Senator Carlisle, ol Spr> ? ??n
burg, who was chairman Qf the ':
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