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NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Final Exercises of the Col
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Many Improvements Contemplated for
the Presbyterian College, Including
a Now Science Hall to C?st $?0,000
to be Named After Founder.
Clinton, June 10.?Last Wednesday
morning at the Presbyterian college
the commencement exercises closed
one of the most successful sssions, If
not the most successful in the history
of that institution.
The annual address was made by
Prof. \V. H. Hand of the State Uni
versity and his theme was what edu
cation does for Its possessors and
what they can do with it. The ad
dress made a most excellent impres
sion on the large audience. There
were thirteen graduates, two being
members of last year's class who this
year receive the master's degree. They
were Miss Bllse Spencer and Mr. Dan
iel J. Brlmm, Jr. Those who graduat
ed as bachelors of arts were: Misses
Bmma Hipp and Frances Garvin, and
Messrs. 1). B. Green, W. H. N'Ickels,
Junius Horton, H. W. Head, J. H.
Simpson, A. It. Register. L. Lcaman,
Frank P. Anderson, S. Garner. Three
members of the class delivered their
graduation orations. Frank P. An
derson spoke first on "Decision of
Character"; J. H. Simpson followed
with a speech on "the Downfall of
Turkey"; A. R. Register spoke on
"The Optimist, the Pessimist and the
Meliorist", following, his speech with
a few well-chosen sentiments of fare
well. This honor he won by leading
the class, F. P. Anderson coming sec
The Rev. Bruce Doyle of Wades
boro, N. C, delivered the medals as
follows: dcclaimer's medal, Harry
Hicklln; orato'r medal, H. D. Smith;
faculty medal for oratory, D. B.
Green; Eukosmian improvement med
al, D. H. Herrell; scholarship medal,
A. R. Register.
Dr. Jacobs Honored.,
Dr. Douglas announced the proceed
ings of the board, which was received
with great, enthusiasm. During the
past year the college has received
through the educational fund and oth
er sources $130.000.
The board authorized the immediate
erection of a scieuce hall to cost $30,
000 and to be named in honor of the
founder of the college, the Rev. Dr.
W. P. Jacobs. $ir,,000 cash was ap
propriated for this and Dr. Douglas
was instructed to raise the other mon
ey by subscription among the friends
of the college. The students were re
joiced that the board granted them
permission to play inter-eolleglate
foot-ball and appropriated $1,000 to
put the athletic, field in good order.
$1,000 was appropriated to lay ce
ment walks and otherwise beautify
the campus. The alumni association
also pledge $1,000 in flve-year pay
ments for the same \purpose. Anoth
er thousand was set asido for adding
some much-needed scientific apparatus
Dr. Douglas is working for and ex
pecting 200 students next fall, and in
Clinton the saying is current, "Dr.
' Douglas gets what ho goes after."
Beginning last Friday night, the
exerciaes of the Thornwell Orphan
age commencement will continue
through Wednesday night. On Fri
day night there was a declaimer's con
test and the exercises of the tenth
grade. Sunday morning the Rev. D.
W. Brannen of Mi'llcdge\tflle, Oa.,
preached the baccalaureate sermon.
flrent Catch of Fisb.
The heavy rains of the past few
days have contributed immensely to
tho "luck" of some of the fishermen,
the rising waters affording opportun
ity for the people living along the
river banks to "head off" large num
bers of fish Which had gotten into the
side-streams and small lakes. Mr.
Alfred MoXineh and Mr. Frank Ow
ings brought two big loads of fish
from Reedy River Saturday weigh
ing together nearly G00 pounds. One
of the fish tipped the scales at twenty
pounds, wliile many of them ranged
around eight and ten pounds.
DROWNED IN THE SURF.
Prominent Young Alken Lawyer
Drowns. Cut Off by The Title.
Charleston, June ?"?.?Charles Ash
ley, a prominent, young lawyer of
Aik'en, staying on Sullivan's Island
with his mother at station 2S, was
drowned yesterday afternoon and de
spite a vigorous search hist night
and today the body had not been re
covered. He was fishing at the up
per end of the island, having takon
position on a reef with his dog. It
appears that he must have lost sight
of the rapidity of the Incoming f.Jo
and when he determined to return
to the beach, instead of takin;; the
circuitous route by which he had
reached the reef, he attempted to take
a chort cut and he suddenly found
help himself. His cries for help
help himself. His calls for help
were mistaken for calls to his dog
to follow him.
Mr, Ashley left his boarding house
at about 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon, taking with him a crabbing net
and basket, planning to catch a mess
of crabs for supper. His pet dog
went along with him. Friends In
cottages along the beach watched nis
progress toward Beach Inlet, and saw
him go out, the tide being low, along
a reef that is notably treacherous.
He waved his hand to watchers from
time to time, and was apparently en
joying the excursion. meanwhile
tide had come in, shutting from signt
parts of the sand reef, and when Mr.
Ashley discovered that he was being
cut off, he turned shoreward. Un
familiar with the safe course to take,
he tried to wade across intervening
waters, and suddenly found himself
over his bend. Unable to swim and
being physically weak. Mr. Ashley
called for help, his voice reaching
chidren playing on the beach, but
they misunderstood his calls, think
ing he was commanding his dog to
follow him. The young lawyer disap
peared from sight and up to this
morning his body had not been found,
although dilligent search was made
by organized parties, who went as
far as the Isle of Palms, thinking
perhaps that he had succeeded in get
ting out of the water's grasp, and had
continued his outing across Ibach
inlet. His dog made its way to the
shoresafely, and later the crab net
and basket were found on the beach.
There is a deep gloom at the Laird
cottage, known as Aikonden, at sta
tion 28, and in the neighborhood
where Mr. Ashley and his widowed
mother were staying. Mrs. Ash
ley is overcome with grief. He was
an only son, his brother meetng death
some time ago from fatal burns. Mr.
Ashley had visited Sullivan's Island
before, enjoying a large circle of
friends whom admired him for his
genial disposition and charming man
For the past year or two the reef
where Mr. Ashley met his death has
been considered dangerous by those
using It for bass fishing. The shift
ing '-ands in this section have chang
ed the character of the beach, and now
a long reef runs off from the shore
that is covered with water when tide
is high, although any one familiar
with the lay of the land can make his
way back safely to the shore by fol
lowing the course of the reef care
fully. However, Mr. Ashley did not
take this fact Into account, and came
straight from where he was sta
tioned when he found himself cut off
by the rising waters. He was not a
good swimmer. Ho was several hun
dred yards from his cottage when the
accident happened, but in sight from
the shore, his movements being fol
lowed through opera glasses.
Mr. Ashley was in his early *.?.0s
and unmarried. Deep sympathy is
extended to his bereaved mother.?
Dr. Gi B. Strlckler Improving.
Dr. O. B. Strlckler, a notice of
whose Illness at the home of Iiis son
in-law. Rev. C. F. Rankin, appeared
In the last issue of The Advertiser, is
reported to be very much better and
on the road to recovery. At first it
was thought that his condition was
very serious, but Tuesday night he
experienced a change for the better
ami since that time he has been stead
ily Improving. Dr. Strickler is wide
ly known over the south and during
bis illness the dally papers hive kept
closely In touch with his condition in
order to keep their readers posted as
to any changes that might come over
Rev. WltJteford McK. Duncan of fi>c
Columbia District Died at His Home
Columbia, S. S., June 10.?The Rev.
Whlteford McKendross Duncan, pre
siding elder of Columbia district,
Methodist Episcopal church, South,
died at his home at lblS Marion street
in this city yesterday morning at
Mr. Duncan had not been well for
the last four months, but it was not
until the last few weeks that his con
dition was regarded as serious. The
immediate cause of his death was
endo-carditis, an affection of the lin
ing of the heart.
The funeral will be held at Wash
ington Street Methodist church this
afternoon at 4 o'clock, the interment
taking place Immediately thereafter
in the graveyard of that church.
Mr. Duncan leaves a wife and four
daughters, all of whom were at his
bedside when the end came. The
daughters: Mrs. F. M. Owens of
Greenville, Miss Lillian Grace Dun
can and Miss Susi?- Bruns Duncan,
students at Columbia college, and Miss
Helen Matthews Duncan. Mrs. Dun
can was formerly Miss Susie Bruns,
a daughter of the late Dr. Henry
Hruns, a distinguished professor at
the College of Charleston. She and
Mr. Duncan were married November
15, 1SSS. Mr. Duncan k survived by
six brothers, M. F. Duncan of Blaeks
burg, W. C. and W. A. Duncan of
Lincolnton, X. C, J. C. Duncan of
Prosperity, J. B. Duncan of Gaffe-y,
and the Rev. Watson B. Duncan, I).
D., pastor of St. Paul's church at
Hefore being made presiding elder
of Columbia district, Mr. Duncan
served Greenville district in this ca
pacity for four years. Previously for
four years, he was pastor of the Hun
combe street church in the city of
Greenville. Before that, he served va
rious charges throughout the State.
Mr. Duncan was a North Carolinian
by birth, being born in Cleveland
county, September 24, ls.'.t. After
graduating from Wofford college in
1884, having supplemented his college
work with the four years' conference
course, he at once began his active
work in the Methodist ministry, which
lie continued uninterruptedly until his
He has held different ollices in the
State conference. For eight years he
was chairman of the joint board of
finance and he was for a longer pe
| riod secretary of the South Carolina
I (legal) conference.
Demonstration for Housewives.
Quite a number of ladies availed
themselves of the demonstration of
gas and oil stpves at the store of S.
M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co Thursday af
ternoon and went there to hear and
see the good things that this firm
promised to show them. Both the gas
oline and oil stoves were "called out
and paraded" before them by Mr. W,
P. Thomason, chief stove demonstra
tor for the firm and a complete dem
onstration was made showing the ad
vantages of these stoves 'over the
wood and coal burners. Mr. Thomason
impressed upon the ladies the import
ant fact in connection with these
stoves, that they are perfectly safe,
very economical, easy to understand
and more cleanly than the old style
stoves. Besides telling what the
stoves could do, Mr. Thomason show
ed what could bo done on them by
giving a demonstration of actual cook
ing. Many of the ladies expressed
themselves as being very much im
pressed with the value and economy of
Won Prize for Contribution.
In a recent contest, held by the Pro
gressive Farmer, the well known
southern agricultural paper, Mrs J. S.
Bennett, of this city, won one of the
prizes offered for the best paper on
tlte growing of flowers. Quite a large
number of entrants were competing
I In the contest and the winning of one
! of the prizes was considered a dis
j tlnCl compliment. Mrs. Bennoti takes
a great deal of interest In everything
I that contributes to the convenience
and beautifying of the home, such as
needlework, dairying, raising of poul
try and cultivation of the garden and
(lowers. Not only does she find it a
\ pleasant occupation, but a very pro
I fitable employment.
ENDS OWN LIFE
Hugh It. Ilulist Dies From Poisonjng.
Leaves Suicide Note.
Greenville, June 6.?Hugh Buls.t a
prominent citizen of this city was
found dead in bed this morning at his
home. Ho left a note saying he had
determined to die and leaving direc
tions as to the disposition of his es
tate. His death was caused by a dose
Mr. Huist was 62 years old and was
a man of considerable property, most
of his wealth being represented in
valuable real estate. His wife died
about a year ago, leaving no children.
His death came as a great shock to
many friends in this city.
Mr. H?lst, who was the son of Rev.
B. T. Huist, who was pastor for many
years of the First Presbyterian church
of this city. He is survived by two
elsterd, Mrs. Emma Anderson of
Spnrtanburg county, and Mrs. Lula
Huist Clyde of Gronville, and a
brother, Prof. G. A. Huist of Furmnn
Mr. Huist was a member of the
South Carolina constitutional conven
tion which met in 1895, being a rep
resentative from Greenville county in
that gathering. He was also a mem
ber of the general assembly from
Grenville county for several terms
and when Winthrop college was es
tablished he accepted a position in
the chair of horticulture. He re
turned to Grenville county from Win
throp position about live or six years
ago, and since that time was active
in efforts to preserve and beautify
the trees and park facilities and
around Greenville.?-The State.
*2U0 PER ACRE.
That Is the Profit of a I.aureus Coun
ty Farmer from S clentlflc Cultiva
tion of a Plot of Lund.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Manley, of the
vicinity of Owlngs Nation, were in
the city shopping Saturday. Mr. Man
ly is one of those fanners who be
lieves in crop rotation and planting
Other tilings than cotton.
Mr. Manly states that he has a one
acre plot of average land from which
ho has cleared over $200 in the last
fourteen months, three crops having
been gathered from it in that time. Tin
first crop was oats, the second crop >
was Irish potatoes and the third crop
was oats again. He Is now ready to
plant the land again, but is not yet
determined what he will put it to.
From these three crops he secured
218 do/en bundles of oats and 100
bushels of potatoes. The total valuo
of the crop was $307.50. He allows
$107.r>0 for rent, fertilizer, seed an 1
cultivation though be does not think
that it really cost him that much, his
total outlay for fcrtll'/.er being for
12 two horse loads of stable manure
and sixteen sacks of commercial fer
tilizer. This roond for "money
crops" will be hard to beat in this
county or eise? '!l?l ??>.
WILL REMODEL BUILDING.
Old Hank of Laurens Itiilldfnir to be
Remodeled by Present Owners.
The Laurens Trust company, which
recently purchased the building re
cently vacated by the Hank of Lau
rens, will remodel it at an early date,
according to Mr. R. A. Cooper, the
president of the company. Although
no definite plans 1' ! been settled up
on. It Is certain that a new and mod
ern front will be put in and the ground
floor lowered to the level of the side
walk. The building already has con
veniences such as lights, water, sew
erage and steam heat. The trust com
pany intends making this a very hand
some, commodious and comfortable
After the building is finished, i*.
will be occupied by the Laurens Trust
company for its own Offi< <
To Begin New Parsonage.
The contractors break ground this
week for the handsome new parsonage
to be built by the congregation of the
First Haptist church. The parsonage Is
to be built on the beautiful and com
modious lot on Church street in the
rear of the church itself. It is to be
a two story building with all modern
Meeting of D. A. it.
The Henry Lauerns chapter. D, A.
R? will hold its regular mooting
With Miss Josie Sullivan Friday after
noon at 1:30 o'clock.
ME It CK It PRESIDENT RESIGNS.
Rr. S. Y. Jameson mid Most of Pru
dential Committee of Mercer Univer
sity On it.
Macon, Ga., June i. Dr. s. y.
Jameson today tendered to the board
of trustees Iiis resignation as presi
dent of Mercer university, one of the
best known denominational Intsttu
Hons in the South. The prundontial
committee of the university, with the
exception of its constitutional mem
bers, uIbo resigned. The resignations
adopted by the trustees at a mooting
held last night.
This action by Dr. Jamoson and
the prundontial committee is declared
to be the climax of friction which is
said to have existed for some time
between Dr. Jameson and the com
mittee on one side and a majority of
the members of the board of trus
tees on the other.
It is said the d(agreement between
Dr. Jameson and the trustees was
in regard to the fraternity organiza
tions at the university and by alleged
ruptures with members of the faculty.
Prof. J. Sellers, a member <>t" the
facility of Mercer university, was
elected temporary president by the
board of trustees thai institution
and will serve until Dr. Jameson's
successor can be named.
A committee of live will at once be
appointed to select Dr. Jameson s suc
Phil Hull's Side Won.
Spartanburg June 7. The junior de
bate, the day's feature of commence
ment at Wofford college, was won by
the negative tonight. The question
was. "Resolved, That voting in South
Carolina should be restricted to
members of the party that can read
and write and who pay taxes on prop
erty of $IU0 assessed valuation." The
juniors were, affirmative, M. K. Fort,
J. 10. Ford, l.eroy Moore; negative, 1".
I). Huff and I.. A. Mover.
Heath of A. I.. Nash.
Mr. A. I.. Nash, a well known citi
zen of the Woodrow Wilson vicinity,
died at Iiis home there Friday night
after a long illness. He was c arried
to his old home in the upper part of
the county and buried at Houluh
church Sunday. II.' was buried by
the W. O. W. Mr. Nash is survived by
his wile and se veral brothers and sis
tors, lie had no children. His death
is greatly regretted by all who knew
Posl Office to be Occupied.
According to the estimates of the
post office contractors, the new fed
eral building will be ready for occu
pancy on the Huh of June and on
that date Postmaster Hicks with his
crew of mail Billiger? will move in.
This will be gratifying news to the
patrons of the post office who have
been "hankering" after getting into
the new building.
Children's Hay at Sandy Sprlmrs.
Children's day exercises will be
held at Sandy Springs on Sunday,
June 15th, 1913, beginning at 10:30
o'clock. The public is cordially in
vited to come and bring well filled
Concert for V. 0. C.
At a very early date, possibly some
time next week. Prof. Kverbard Cal
throp, of Greenwood, assisted by sev
eral musicians of that city, will give
a concert here for the benefit of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Prof. Calthrop has been teaching a
class in voice here for several weeks
and is already quite well known here.
He Is originally from New York state
and sang for many years In the Brick
Presbyterian church, of New York
City, which is noted all over the world
for its superb choir. The entertain
ment promises to be one of unusual
Mass Meeting of Citizens.
A mass meeting of the Citizens of
Damons who return real 01 personal
property for taxation is to be held in
the court house next Wednesday
morning, the- 18th, at 10 o'clock, for
the purpose of voting the usual tax
levies for school purposes.
\ Large Onion.
Mr. T. J. Irwin, one of the cham
pion gardeners of the county, brought
to the city several clays ago a very
large white onion. Placed on the
scales it tipped th< balances at two
Slayer of Plckens Gunter
a Free Man.
Hugh Long Tolls hls Story of How
IMokens Gunter Followed Ulm Dur?
lug the Campaign Mooring* Hnd
Threatened I? Take hl? Life?
Alken, Juno 5.?Ono minute ana ?
liuir after the jury which Since Tues
day morning lias been hearing tho
mass of evidence in tho Hugh Long
ease Hied out to the court room tills
afternoon the I- men tiled back into
the jury box and rendered tho ver
dict, acquitting Long of the murder
of I'ickcns N. Gunter. The ease WltH
turned over to the jury at :t:.'... I U,
At r>7 tho charge which has rested
over the legislator since a few days
after his election last September was
declared to he without foundation in<t
Hugh liOltg stood n tree man.
TIlO defense (dosed just after tilt)
morning recess. When court con
vened this afternoon at ."? o'clock the
Slate put up several witnesses in re
buttal and as BOOM as the OVidotlCU
was all in James it Legare, foreman
of the jury, requested of indue Gary
thai the jury be excuttud n moment,
j The jurors tiled into the jury room
land were surrounded by the tox'
man. I: was the work of a moment.
J Returning to tho court room, Mr.
League requested to the jury, thus
dispensing with' argument of coun
Minds Made Up.
"Wo have made up our minds,' ho
declared. "We are all of one mind.
We have heard the evidence and noth
ing the lawyers on either side can
say can have any effect on the vor?
diet we shall render."
Judge Gary objected and Solicitor
Gunter and attorneys for the prose
cution resisted the suggestion.
Judge Gary pointed out thai under"
the constitution the accused had a
j right to ho heard, whereupon Mr
Croft of Long's counsel informed 111 -
judge thai Mr. Long was absolutely
willing to turn to turn the ease over
I to the jury without, argument it !
abide by the verdict, so clearly had
the ple.i of self-defense been made out
The solicitor made two short argu
ments against the suggestion, bin the
foreman of the jury insisted, ind
Judge Gary begun charging the Jury,
both on murder and i .nslatlghtcr,
after which the jury retired onl> lo
record the verdict.
The Stiite had intended making
three arguments and the donfenscri
two. The verdict was received quiet
ly, but Hugh Ixing sprang to the box
and shook hands with each of tho
jurors. Mrs. Long, overcome with
gratitude, the tears streaming down
her Checks, thanked each juror J0|>
arately, after which something like i
reception was accorded ixmg.
L?ng on Stund.
Long was called to the with -
stand at 11:45 o'clock. Briefly he
told of his early life if Noth <'u'>
lina, having been bom in Union
county, near Monroe, in that S- itv,
of teaching In country schools be
fore going to Wake Forest college,
and teaching afterwards until he wa?
admitted to the bar In both North and
South Carolina, taking up newspaper
work in the meantime. He state I Iih
lias four brothers, three of whom ire
In 1911 I^ong moved to Wagoner
and began publishing the Wagoner
ESdisto News and opened an office for
the practice of law. The citizens
elected him, as he stated, again:-'
wishes as Intendant or mayor. In
1912 he became a candidate for ?!)?
Long told how fractional feeling ta t
developed in Wagoner, and said that
when ho began his campaign for tho
legislature, Plckens Gunter, tho man
he killed, followed him from place to
place over the county, appearing at
campaign meetings* hold al Alken?
New Holland. Wngcnor, ivlhcro, ho
said, he was interrupted by Ollnter:
Perry. Winsdor, Langloy and other
places before the Wartenville nieol ?
ing was held and where Ixmg A'SH
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