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ON WOODRUFF COUNTY
Proclamation Issued Mon
day by Gov. Blease.
SPARTAN BURG COUNTY
A Slice of the Northern Section of
Laurens County in Youngs Town
ship Included in the Area Wanted
by Woodruff. Election to be Held
Governor Blease has issued a pro
clamation ordering an election to be
hold on the question of establishing
a new county out of portions of Spar
tanburg and Laurent) counties, with
Woodruff as the county, seat. The
election is ordered to be bold July 29.
If the new county is established, the
the greater part of It will be cut off
from Spartanburg. A large portion
of Young's township, in this county,
4s included in the proposed new county
Clerk of Court Power received a
copy of the proclamation yesterday
and furnished Tho Advertiser a copy
of that portion of it which is of in
terest in this county.
The following are ti.. boundaries
described showing the area to be cut
off from Laurens county: Beginning
at the corner of Greenville and Lau
rens counties, on Bnoree river, thence
following the Greenville and Laurens
line to a stake X. ?. N. 13200 feet
east of the C. & W. C. Railroad;
thence a line parallel to the C. & W.
C. Railroad in a southerly direction
for a distance of 1% miles; thence a
straight line (S 20\<. W) to a point
one-half mile from the C, & W. C.
Railroad; thence a line parallel to the
said C. & W. C. Railroad In a south
erly direction to its intersection with
the incorporate limits of the town of
Gray Court; thence the said incorpor
ate limits the line in a southeasterly
direction to a point one-half mile
from the ('. & W. C. Railroad; thence
a lino parallel -> the C. & W. C. Rail
road in a southerly direction to a point
eight miles from the court house
building of Laurens County, thence
the arc of a circle, with said num
ber of miles as its radius and with
said building as its center, the line in
a southeasterly direction to its in
tersection with the township line be
tween Scuffletown and Jacks town
ships, in Laurens County: tin ace the
said township line the line to its in
tersection with the Laurens and I'n
ion county line.
Mr, Power also states that the
' Woodruff petitioners 'have deposited
nn additional $200 with him to cover
the cost of the election. Representa
tives of the petitioners have also been
to the court house looking up other
Pretty Shocks of Onta.
One of the prettiest Holds of oats
grown in this county this year was
that planted by Mr. J. w. Wofford, on
the cast side of Ihe railroad just be
yond Maddens. *r'\ Wofford lias cra
dled the crop a tacked It in a lino
of shocks running lengthwise of the
field and along the railroad, making
a very pretty sight to look upon. Mr.
Wofford has been buildin Up this
land for several years by a -rotation of
crops and ho has now gotten it Up to
a fine state of cultivation where It
yields large revenues from the labor
and money Invested in it.
BALL GAME THURSDAY.
Traynham Guards will Again Tackle
the Famous Chalr-Warmers.
The next horsehide conflict of tho
season will bo hurled at tho public
tomorrow at .r>:30 o'clock, when tho
Traynham Guards will attempt to take
the third game of the series from the
champion Chairwarmers. The gamo
promises to be so exciting that folks
with weak hearts aro cordially invit
ed to stay away. I>adios are expected
to come and enter free of charge.
Reported Very Low.
Mr. Lcandor Nash, of the N'arnle
section of the county near Darksdale
station, has been very ill for the past
few Vlays and yesterday afternoon ho
was not cxpootod to live. His num
erous friends have hopes that he will
ultimately recover and be restored to
DR. J. M. McCARLEY
Died Suddenly at the Home of his
Daughter in this City Friday Night.
Dr. James M. McCarley died sud
denly at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. T. B. Crows, in this city Friday
night about nine o'clock. Dr. McCar
ley was advanced in age and rather
feeble in health, though he had not
been ill before the time immediately
proceeding his death. He was at bis
homo Friday evening when he sudden
ly began to cough and shortly after
complained of a pain in his heart.
His relatives became alarmed at his
condition and the family physician
was sent for. Before the physician
arrived, however, the patient was al
ready near unto death and shortly af
terward he breathed his last.
r*he funeral services and interment
were held at Old Fields church, near
Ora, Sunday afternoon, being con
ducted by Rev. C. F. Rankin. A large
number of people went to the cemetery
to pay the deceased a last tribute.
The pall bearers were eight of his
nephews, as follows: X. A. Cralg,
Greenwood, S. J. Cralg, Laurons, J. S.
Cralg, Clinton, Mac Bryson, J. Y.
Bryi on and Hunter Bryson, Ora, ami
Hamp Hunter and Mills Hunter, of
Lau t ens.
Dr. McCarloy was born and raised
in the vicinity of Ora and spent most
of Iiis life there. He enlisted in the
Confederate army immediately after
the breaking out of the war and serv
ed there both as a soldier and phy
sician. He was in a number of se
vere engagements and brought homo
several scars received while In con
flict. At the time of his death he was
74 years of age. He married In early
life Miss Delia Pitts, of this county,
who died about eighteen, years ago.
The following children survive him:
Mrs. FC. \V. Kennedy, of Spartanburg,
Mrs. R. F. Wade, Cross Hill, Mrs. ID.
B. Wright, Ashville, A. R. McCarley,
Manila, Philllpine Islands, and Mrs.
T. 15. Crews, Laurens.
TO ENFORCE BLUE LAWS.
City Council and County Sheriff <?'<?
lute Cahoot and Close up Soda Wa
Sunday morning was dry as a chip
at the soda fountains in the city and
at Watts Mills. All owners of foun
tains in the City were given notice
scvoral days before'by the police'de
partment that council had ordered
them closed on the Sabbath. As the
news had been already Widely circu
lated, the refusal of the soda dispens
ers to serve drinks occasioned no sur
Sheriff Owings issued orders that
no soft drinks should bo sold .".t Watts
Mills on Sundays so everything was
quiet there also. The sheriff also
states that he intends to close every
soda fountain In the county mi Sun
days and that he will give orders to
that effect immediately.
WON AND LOST.
High Sch?oI Team Rroke Even 111 Last
Friday afternoon the local high
school team defeated the Greenwood
school team by a score of 1 to 2. The
game was unusually fast and snappy,
both sides putting up a good variety
of baseball. The locals, however,
were a little too strong for the vis
itors, and captured the contest by a
Monday the Greenville scnool team
Stopped over for a game and succeed
ed in easily taking the contest with
a score of 0 to 3. This was the last
game of the season for the school
Change in Agency.
I Thoro has been quite a change In
the offices of the Metropolitan Insur
ance V.o.' here during the paat few
days. Mr. L. I<\ Grant, district agent,
has been transferred to Greenville
and the oflice here Is now in charge
of Mr. W. A. Moore. This oflice will
now bo a one-man office, separate
from Clinton and the towns around
Laurens. Mr. J. A. Wicks Will han
Examination for entranc? to the
College of Charleston will he held In
the county court house here on July
11th at 9 o'clock. The notice as re
gard to the examination will be found
elsewhere In this Issue. The notice
also contains other Interesting data dn
regard to the college.
"UNCLE" HENRY DAY DEAD.
PossHHy Oldest Resident of tlie Coun
ty Tussed Away Sunday Night.
Mr. Henry Day, familiarly known
over the county as "Uncle" Henry
Day, died at his home a few miles
from the city Sunday night and was
buried at the Taylor burying ground
Monday afternoon amid quite a gath
ering of friends and acquaintences
who had known him in life. Rev. J.
L. McLin conducted the servjees and
short tributes were paid to the mem
ory of the humble citizen by Rev. W.
A. Clark and Rev. W. Ray Anderson.
An appropriate song service was ren
dered by Mr. S-. D. Franks, Mrs. Camp
bell and Mrs. Hutchinson.
Because of quaint and original char
acteristics, "Uncle" Henry Day was
a well known figure in the county, lb
was the son of Bx-Sherlff Day and
was said to have been 88 years of ago
at his death, though he was quite re
ticent on this subject. He was never
married and at the time of his death
lived with his sister, Mrs. Aleline
Teinpleton, the our}- surviving mem
ber of his immediate family. He lead
a simple, unassuming and straight
forward life, never speaking ill of oth
ers nor allowing it to be spoken in his
presence. He never attained to any
considerable prominence in life, but
he was honored and revered by all
who kneV him for his uprightness
and steadfastness of character. News
Of his death was received with sorrow
by all those who hau known him.
AFFAIRS IN CLINTON.
Commencement in Different Institu
tions Holding the Attention of Citi
zens and Visitors.
Clinton, Moy 27.?The most inter
esting events of the next week center
about the commencements. At the
graded school the Timrod Literary so
ciety will hold an open session Fri
day evening, the program inc luding n
debate, a short play, choruses and
declamations. Tuesday morning at
10::10 the graduating exercises of the
tenth grade will be held and an ad
dress will be made by Dr. Duncan D.
Wallace of the Wofford faculty. Di
plomas will he presented to the fol
lowing: Misses Louise Austin, Essie
Davidson, Allcnc Hipp, Mary King.
Myrtle Norman. Nancy Owens, Louise
Taylor, Blanche Kiddle, Carrie Voting,
ami Hart well Hatten.
Commencement at the Prosbytorlon
college begins with the baccalaureate
sermon Sunday and continues through
Wednesday, which la commencement
These two commencements the com
ing week followed by that of the Or
phanage the next week will draw a
number of vlsltt r? to Clinton.
Cornerstone Hay nt Orphanage.
.May 2Sth is always a holiday at the
t|hornwell Orphanage and is the day
when cornerstones ore usually laid.
Pom or row the cornerstone of the
Lqsh Infirmary will bo laid. This
building will he ;).< gifl of Mrs. Mary
Loflh of Newton Center, Mass., and
will be thoroughly modern in every
Entertainments; and Parties.
Miss TallUlah Neville entertained at
a large reception this afternoon.
Mrs. W. J. Bailey has Issued invi
tations to a reception for Thursday
Afternoon In honor Of Mrs. Hunt ol
Tlie college Seniors and a number
of their young lady friends went to
the Enoree river on a camping party
Mr. and Mrs. Leland G-illman have
returned home from a delightful visit
to the family of Mr. J. F. Jacob's
Fire originating in the kitchen of
Mr. A. C\ Miller about 9:16 last night
assumed threatening proportions in a
few minutes, but was put out by quick
work on the pa.rt of the fire depart
ment. The l ose wagon made a dash
for the scene, making a connection ft
the corner of Laurcns and Laurel
streets and laying a line of hose Up
Laurel street to the burning bouse.
Quick connection was mnde and in a
few moments the blaze was extin
guished with si.;a)l 'loss.
Representative Fortner Arrested.
Woodruff, M?y 28.-?Representative
C. D. Fortner was arrested in Wood
ruff Saturday night, charged with
drunkenness and* disorderly conduct.
He was later released under $100 bond
It Is alleged that he had a difficulty
with a negro and fired his pistol three
times just prior to his arrest.
TO REPEAT PLAY.
"Snow White" in Two Acts to ho Glv
en by Children of Laurens Mill
School Saturday Evening in Graded
The little play "Snow White" which
was presented at the Laurens Mills
school Monday evening, proved such a
success that it was decided to repeat
it in the city graded school auditori
um Saturday evening. The play will
begin at S:30 o'clock and a large
crowd Is expected. The admission
Will he 10 and 2;"? cents.
The performance given Monday ev
ening was a success in evory way.
The little ones knew their pnrts per
fectly and acted with a great deal of
effect. Those taking part In the play
itself were . Donnle Barton, Mol lie
Powers, Carl Putnam, Clarence
Franks. Charlie Mott and the first
and second grade children.
Besides the play, several specialties
were "put on": The Sick Holl, Five
Lrtttlo Soldiers. Rock-A-Byc My Baby,
Indian Song and War Dance, besides
several songs by the school as a
In every way the evening was en
joyable and at its repetition doubt
less a large audience will he present
.11 ROMS ARE I>R\W\.
Court of General Sessions to Convene
June Kith (hough it will Likely be
a very Short Session.
The court of general sessions will
convene hero Juno ICth. As there are
bill a lew eases to be tried, it is very
likely thai the court will last but a
couple of days and may not last but
one. The Jury commissioners met yes
terday and drew the following jurors:
.1. w. Ileaton, Laurens.
Thomas P. Poole, Scufllotown.
11. A. Coleman, Hunter.
.1. \V. Prior, Laurens.
W. F. Hill, Cross Hill.
Geo. A. Copoland, Hunter.
.1. 11. Wharton. Jr., Waterloo.
.1. M. Pntton, Youngs.
.1. W. llnnna, Cross Hill.
B. IS. Martin, Laurens.
Geo. S. Wham, Laurens.
.lohn F. Gray, Dials.
W. I.. Satteilield, Dials.
P. S. Bailey, Hunter.
F. P.. P.olond, Waterloo.
.1.' F. rjcdcnbnugh, Hunter
.1. M. Colllngs, Sullivan.
II. .1. (i. Owlngs, Dials.
Robert P. Wiide, Croi s Hill.
.lohn A. Owens. I)i::ls.
S. C. ?rownlOQ, Young.
W. W. Davis, Sullivan.
.1. D. Williams, Young.
It. A. Royco, doss Hill,
w. .1. Henry, Jacks
13. S. Hudgens, Laurens.
.1. c. Tomploton, Hunter.
,l. P. Speaks, Hunter.
W. R. Med!;:"!:, DlhlS,
.1. H. Nance, Cross Hill.
.). c. Hipp, Young,
James Todd, Dials,
p.. M. Wolff, Laurons,
w. P.. Blnkcly, Laurens.
W. C. White, Dials.
P. R. OwillgS, Dials.
Neu Insurance Ilalos.
A new insurance rate book, ap
proved by the South Carolina Inspec
tion and Rating bureau, has boon is
sued by the Insurance stamping office
at Columbia, the rates in which ftp
ply to the city of Laurens. The new
or revised rates wen: into effect the
6th of May. Consequently all new
business since that date and all old
business renewed is written under the
new rating. liefere the new rates
were Compiled :< Complete survey of
the city was made with the object in
view of deriving at a proper basis on
which to make revlslong. in some In
stances radical changes were made,
while in others the tales remain as
before. In some placos rates were
raised and in others lowered, though
the tendency seemed to have been in
the direction of "histing". In the
business district, with a few excep
tions, the rates either remain about
the same or were slightly lowered. In
tho residence section, however, the
rates in a great many cases were
raised appreciably. The new rates
were made more as a result of a re
classiflcation rather than an actual
raise In rates. In many instances the
risks heretofore have been wrongly
classified, having been done In a rath
er haphazard manner, but the new
classifications are based, as stated
above, on a survey by expert inspec
, tors. ?
WM. J. CATHCART
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Father of Mrs. >v. 1). Byrd Succumbs
(o Short Illness at Her Homo hi
This County. ?
William J. Cathcart, a prominent
citizen of Columbia and former sher
iff of Rlchland county, died at the
at tho ho*mo of his daughter, Mrs. W.
1). Byrd, several miles from this city
last Tuesday night at a late hour. Mr.
Cathcart was on hs annual summer
visit to his daughter when he became
ill several weeks ago and his condi
tion gradually grew worse. In spite
Of tho skill of physicians and the lov
ing care of his daughter and other
relatives death overtook him. Ills
death had been expected for several
The remains were carried to Colum
bia Wednesday aftomoon. Thursday
afternoon the funeral BOl'Vlces and in
terment were held itl ISlmwood cem
The following account of the funer
al services appeared in The Columbia
"The funeral of William J. Cathcart
was held this afternoon at ? o'clock
at the residence, 1003 ltichlnnd street.
Interment was at 191mwood cemetery.
"Ileing a widely known man. the
funeral of Mr. Cathcart was largely
attended, lie was once prominent in
county and city politics and served
as city clork and sheriff for eight
years. Ho was a Mason, Knights of
Pythias, and a Knight of Honor. Rep
resentative delegations from these
orders attended the funeral. Tlie pall
"Honorary: it. w. Shnnd, P. It. Nel
son, ('apt. lt. II. Jennings, Capt. C. .1.
Bock, W. II. Colomnn, W. II. Qlbhos,
Judge J. Puller Lyon and Dr. D. S.
Pope. Actlvo: D. IT. Ooblo, L, L.
Bultmnn, W. J. May, R. C. Keenan.
P. 13, Splgncr, .1 J, Cain, Alex King
and \V. I). Melton.
"During tin- hour of the funeral the
bell in the ( lock at the city hall was
Struck in solemn measure. Mr. Cath
cart was a member of the VOllllll.
department, being connected with No.
2 engine company. The fornior cum
r-ades of Mr. Cathcarl were among
those present at tho funeral. Ho was
secretary of the company for a long
time. Tho members of Camp Hamil
ton. Confederate Vi terans, al ended In
a body, as the tribute of respect to
tho de< eased."
Mr. Cathcart was intimately and
pleasantly known in Lauren, county
whore lie was twice married and
where he lived for d period of several
years Immediately after tin war. Ills
lirst marriage was to Miss Cornelia
She!!. } Istor (.:' Capt. C. \Va ill Shell.
She died |n Columbia n number of
years ago, leaving tho following chil
dren: Mrs. VV\ D. Byrd, of this coun
ty, Mrs, L. <'? Llpscojfpb, Henry S.
Can.can and W. Cllntol&Cathcart. Ills
second ?Mfo was M^iss Sara shell, sir
t0X-ol Iiis firsi -yrrur. ami ? urvivi
him. Mr. Catlic'Sn move! bnek to
Columbia from tin* Chestnut 11 di o
Bceti mi of Hiicounty in I8C!).
Mr. Cathcarl was a very popular
man wherever known. Ills fl'lendl I i
Ing without, number. hi Rlchland
county ho was universally liked and
i teemed, bavin:- been eh ctcd to I he
office of county sheriff COnSeCUtivoly
until he bad held tin- olllCC for eight
years, at tho end of which ho vol
untarily ga\e up public life. He took
great interest, in fraternal orders and
was a Mason, Knights of Pythias .and
Knight ot Honor. He was a brave
soldier during the war of the BlxtlOH
and shared tho many privations and
trials of thOSo days ssit'n the fortitude
characteristic of the southern soldier.
Many friends join with the bereaved
family in sorrow at his death.
Two I.iturens Count)' Graduates,
Invitations have been receive! in
the city to the commencement exor
cises of tin- Fur man Kitting school.
Among the graduates this year are
Drayton Nance Barksdalo, of this city,
and Fred Henderson PoarCO, of Wa
terloo. Both of these young men took
high stands in their studies and
graduated with honors.
Examinations wdll be held in the
court house here on July 11th at 0
o'clock to decide the winner of the
free scholarship to ClOttlSon College.
The value of the scholarship Is ? 100.00
per year and free tuition. This Is an
excellent chance for some ambitious
LftUrens county boy and many are
expected to stand the examination.
WELL UNDER WAY
Methodist of Greenville Dis
trict In Session Here.
Interesting Address Laut', Night by
Bishop John C. Kllgo, Othor Noted
\pcnkors ?Hl gl*?* Short Talks nt
the Conference. About 100 Dele
gates nro Present from (he District
The Groonvlllc District Conference
of tho Methodist church oouvenod
here yesterday with Bishop John ('.
Kilgo presiding, Tho Bosslons arc be
ing held in the First Methodist
church, where about one hundred del
egates, roproi ontlng the various
churches in this district, assembled
yosterdny at three-thirty o'clock for
the opening session. Rov. J. F. Kilgo.
Presiding FDldor of this district, is
proscni for the cdhforouco and is
staying at tho homo or Rev. L. 5*.
McGoo, pnstor of tin? First Church.
The afternoon session yesterday
was mainly taken up with the regular
organization work. While there was
an excellent showing as to delegates,
about Kin being present, it Is expect
ed that many more will arrive today.
There are ?!0 churches in I his district
and the number of regular delegates
Last night Bishop Kllgo addressed
the. conference on the subject "Tho
Laymen's Missionary Movement". As
usual tl.e Bishop handled bis subject
in a most entertaining and illuminat
There will be a session this morn
ing at 0:30 and again Ibis evening nt
8:30. The early part of the morning
session will be lukon up Wll'h business
and will be followed by an address
by some Woll-kiiown speaker. In all
ptfaibablfUy, Dr. Snyilor <>t Wofford
College will be the speaker in tho
morning, At Die evening session!
BiKhop Kilgo will again addross tho
Tlie.ro will ho anotl < r esalon Tiitirs
tlay morning, al wi n ? i.m< there will
bo several short addresses by promi
nent members of the chinch. Anton/!
those who uro oxp <' d to deliver nd
drct < ? Hi one ': > ? ona fir 'Jv.
S. /?. NoH!es oi !?' rf.niburg. editor
of The. Christ' . A 1 ??<*.: ale, Dr. Juo.
O. Will on, prcsl !? in <-r Li od.- Col-,
lego, hud De Dan pi< ?. bj< til of
'? lunR la Female (loll -re
as hot, bb ?
To all of il
/in be cordial
icro have exlendi d h m i m, in vital lob
p the members of the other church
s to at 'end tho conferences. '' bo
mblic will.be welcome to 1! the Ibis
VVATTH VS t L1NTOX.
Liu Maine of (he Season Next Stilur?
(Inj at WnitH Mill Bark.
Tho next game of the C. X. ft L.
league will he played on the Watts
Mill grounds riexl Saturday at 1
o'clock between tho locals, and (Min
ion Mill. Since the game last Sat
urday, in which Clinton was tho win
ner by a score pf 7 ro f., tho Watts
team has been somewhat strengthen
ed and every indication points t > a
Close game, t'cilly will play third
for the locals find By id will again be
in the box, with Buff handling the big
LACHENS RICH Li: HEELS.
Will he Shown Again at (he Opera
The motion pictures taken In Lau
rens during tho school fair will b<*
shown here on Saturday, May 31st,
afternoon and night and again on
Saturday, June 7th In the afternoon
and night. These pictures will be ex
ceedingly interesting to those here on
fair day and will be partieuarly so to
those who have not yet seen them.
Tho prices to the picture show are
still 5 and 10 cents. Bosides the
Laurens pictures several othor good!
reels Will he sllOWIl.