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NEWS OF THE WEEK
tivities Divide Interest.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Marriage of Three Young Clinton La
dies Contribute to the Gaiety of t"e
Season?Several Business Items of
Clinton, June 24.?The most Inter
esting events of last week were wed
dings and the attendant festivities. On
Wednesday evening at nine o'clock,
Miss Tallulah Neville was married to
Mt. John Spratt of Ijaurens. The Rev.
F. D. Jones performed the ceremony,
and a large gathering of relatives and
friends were present.
The house was exceedingly attrac
tive with decorations of ivy and pink
roses. The staircase was banked with
a trellis effect which was lovely, and
was covered witli white cloth. When
the time for the wedding came Mr. R.
S. Owens and Mr. Carl Barksdale made
a pathway for the briday party
through the throng of guests, spread
ing a white cloth from the foot of the
stairs to the arch in the parlor where
the ceremony was performed. In this
parlor the immediate relatives gather
ed, other guests looking on from the
hall. The parlor was decorated in
ivy and white roses, which completely
?covered the arch behind which Mr.
Jones took his place as Miss Julia
Cork of Rock Hill struck the piano
(for the wedding music. ?fhe "first
played the wedding music. She first
the wedding march as the bridal pro
They made a lovely picture winding
down the beautiful stairs. There were
six bridesmaids, three sisters of the
bride and three of the groom. They
came in pairs, and wore dainty lingerie
dresses and carried armfuls of pink
roses and ferns. They ennug in tin
following ordor: Misses Fannie Spratt
and Mattie Mae Neville, Julia Spratt
and Eliza Neville, Nettie Spratt and
Julia Neville. Miss Virginia Neville,
first made of honor, preceded the
bride. She wore white and carried a
lovely bouquet of pink roses. Miss
Rose Tdndsay of Yorkville, second
maid of honor, followed the bride. SJic
was handsome in pink Charmeuse and
carried pink carnations.
The bride entered with her brother,
Mr. D. W. A. Neville. She was a vi
sion In white satin with an enveloping
veil of tulle. Her bouquet was of
brides roses. Mr. Spratt attended by
hie brother, Mr. Tom Spratt, met her
and they took their places under the
arch, the maids forming a group about
them. Mr. Jones' ceremony -was mark
ed by its solemnity and simplicity. It
was over very culckly and there was
eager pushing ' <-ward to greet Mr.
and Mrs. Spra???
In the dining room wedding cake
and cream were served. The beautiful
array of presents was exhibited in
a back parlor, where the-guests reg
istered ih the bride book.
There were nearly one hundred out
of-town guests, from Laurens, Now
berry, Greenville, Walhalla, Rock Hill,
Clomson, Greenwood, Abbeville, Ches
ter, Yorkville, Atlanta, Klberton, Ga.,
and Charlottsvllle, Va.
Nearly all of the near relatives of
both parties were here as well as num
bers of intimate friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Spratt are spending
their honeymoon at Saluda.
A Surprise Wedding.
Miss Mattie Mao Neville's engage
ment to Mr. William Harden James of
Atlanta, had been announced and the
wedding was to be in the early fall.
However she yielded to the persua
sions of Mr. James *nd many of the
relatives from a distance that it fol
low, her sister's. Mr. James' relatives
nvere notified by telephone Bind the
wedding was solemnized Thursday
morning at eleven o'clock, it being Im
possible for his friends to arrive the
The house was darkened and the
lights turned on for the ceremony.
THe bride's only attendant was her
fdster, Miss Kllza Neville, who wore a
white dress and carried pink carna
tions. She entered with her brother,
Mr. D. W. A. Neville. She never looked
lovelier than in her Wedding dress of
white sat'n .with an overdress of cm
broldered silk net. Her veil was fas
tened with Hilles of the valley and her
bouquet was of the same (lowers and
The groom's best man was Mr.
.lames Glenn of Chester. The Rev.
P. I). Jones performed the ceremony.
The romantic nature of ths affair
and the youthful appearance of the
bride and groom cast around ihe large
gathering of relatives and friends an
atmosphere of excitement and emotion
and the saying was never better veri
fied, "All the world loves a lover."
Mr. and Mrs. James left on the noon
vestibule for their futuro home in At
A Itomantlc Wedding.
Miss Lizzie Holcobbe, who on the
evening of the 10th of June graduated
from the Thornwell College as vale
dictorian, although the youngest mem
ber of her class, on the following
Tuesday invited her surprised friends
to her wedding. The wedding took
place at nine o'clock Wednesday ev
ening, June 18th, in the parlor of
the Falrchild Infirmary, the Rev. Dr.
Jacobs performing the ceremony. The
room had been prettily decorated for
the occasion, banked with ferns and
palms. There were no attendants and
the bride wore the pretty while lin
gerie dress in which she graduated.
The groom, Mr. Tail A. ?ramlctt of
Laurens was accompanied to Clinton
by a number of friends who joined
those of the bride in wishing long life
and happiness to the youthful pair.
Mr. and Mrs. Bramlett left for their
future home In Laurens shortly after
Addiiinn to Clinton Business.
Jacobs and Company has recently
bought the Charlotte Engraving Com
pany and will move the plant to Clin
ton when their new building is com
pleted, .which will be this fall.
Mr. C.eo. Wright has begun building
a pretty bungalow on Calvert Avenue
between Dr. .1. Leo Young's and Mrs.
Dr. .1. Lee Young Buys House.
The residence of Dr. F. D, Jacobs
was sold recently to Dr. J. Lee Young
who moved into it last week. It is
one of the most attractive residences
in Clinton and Dr. and Mrs. Young's
friends are congratulating them on
Dcaih of an Infant.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hell who moved
from Clinton to 'Columbia had the
misfortune to lose their little daugh
ter last Monday week. The body was
brought to Clinton for interment, and
the Rev. S. O. Cantey conducted the
funcivil. Mrs. W. D. Hell, Mr. E. W.
Hell and Mr. J. D. Hell went to Co
lumbia on receiving the news of the
Social Affairs and Personals.
Mrs. A. H. Galloway and Miss Itich
burg were last week joint hostesses of
four charming young ladles; Misses
Wise, Ervln, Kllgore and Wheeler.
Tuesday evening at Mrs. Galloway's
residence they gave a delightful re
ception for them, issuing about 200
Invitations, which included the young
society sets of the town.
On'Monday afternoon Mrs. W. B.
Oyens entertained delightfully at tea
in honor of her niece, Miss Annie
Graham Anderson of Timmonsville,
and her daughter. Miss Nancy Owens.
Friday evening Mr. Will Owens
was host at an elegant stag supper
given ln"*honor of Mr. John Spratt.
On Saturday of last week Mrs. Will
Bailey Owens and Miss Dorothy Owens
entertained a number of young ladles
at a spent-the-day party.
On Wednesday night the young
men gave a dance-in honor of the vis
iting young ladles In town.
Do Friday Miss Ola Young gave a
.dinner'which was greatly enjoyed by
the twelve young ladles invited.
The Daughters of the Revolution
combined pleasure and patriotism last
Friday, spending the day at Duncan's
Creek church plcnlcing. The spe
cial object of their excursion was to
honor the memory' of a Revolution
ary soldier burled there, Lemuel
Beasley, by erecting a tablet to his
memory. . He was in the fcattlo of
Musgrove's Mill after which the Clin
ton chapter is named.
The Musgrove Mills chapter lias re
cently erected a monument on the
site of the battle of Musgrove Mills,
In the form of an enormous boulder
of native granite with a bronze tab
let appropriately Inscribed on it.
Formal unveiling ceremonies will be
held on the anniversary of the battle
I In August when a large crowd will
probably gather on the scene.
Mrs. IT. L. Todd and children, of
DR. G. B. STRICKLER
CARRIED TO ATLANTA
Father of Mrs. ('. F. ltnnkin, who has
heeil Sick Here, Carried to Hospital
Dr. G. H. Strlckler, the noted theo
logian oi' Richmond, Va., who has been
sick at the home of his sos-in-law,
Rev. C. P. Rankin, for several weeks
and whose condition was precarious
at one time, was so far improved yes
terday as to justify his removal to
Atlanta, where he will be at the Grn
dy Hospital until he shows further
Improvement. A private Pullman car
was chartered for his party to Atlan
ta and last night It was hitched on to
the C. & W. C. train going to Spartan
burg where it was taken by the South
ern for Atlanta. Dr. Strickler was ac
companied by his son, Dr. Cyrus
Strickler, of Atlanta, his daughters,
Mrs. C.eo. H. Denny and Miss Mary
Strickler, and Miss Edwards, a train
Dr. Strickler, who is Professor of
Theology is Union Theological Semi
nary, Richmond, Va., stopped over in
Laurens several weeks ago to visit
his daughter. Mrs. (". P. Kankin, while
on his way home from Atlanta. lie
was taken suddenly ill a few hours
after his arrival, gradually growing
worse and lor several days his life
was despaired of. Under the watch
ful eyes of his children and physi
cians, however, he took a turn for the
better and thereafter showed steady
though slow improvement and now he
appears to be on the road to recov
ery. Being widely known over the
south, his condition was a matter of
great concern to the public generally
and the daily papers of the larger
cities kept constantly advised as to
DEATH BF WILL SUMEREL.
Passed Away .it His Home in 1.aureus
Mr. Will Sumerel, ,i. well known cot
ton mill operative, died at Iiis home
the Laurens mills yesterday after
many months of lingering illness. Mr.
Sumerel was about L'7 years old and
leaves a wile and one- child to mourn
Mr. Sumerel was born in this coun
ty, where he has hundreds of friends
who join in sympathy for the wife
and young child. For several years he
has been a member of the Traynham
Guards, in which company he has
done good service, having been a non
commissioned oflieer for some time.
The funeral services will take place
Dog Bitten Children Doing Well.
All three of the little children who
were bitten by a dog supposed to have
been mad near Owings Station Sat
urday, the 14th, are reported as <loing
well under the Pasteur treatment.
Neither of the three children, Ida May
Hunter, Fred Wallace or the little
child of Mr Crow have suffered from
the bites so far and no fear Is enter
tained for them.
Moved to >'ew Garage.
Messrs. McLaurin and Teague an
nounce in this issue of The Advertis
er, their removal to the new building
erected specially for them near the
depot. It is a inodernly built garage,
outfitted With all late machinery. The
floors are concrete and the roof of
metal thus miking an almost fire
proof building. They will continue
to act as agents for the S-tudebaker
Greenville, are visiting at Mr. R. 7..
Miss Carrie Sadler returned to her
home in Rock Hill Monday after visit
ing Miss Jessie Dillard.
Mr. and Mrs. Bothwell Graham and
Both well, Jr., expect to spend the sum
mer in Salnda, leaving this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Owens spent sev
eral days with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rob
ertson at Clemson the past week.
Misses Emily and Martha Phillip.;
are spending several weeks in Maeon,
Ga.. with Mr:?. Charles Akerman.
Dr. L. S. Hays has returned to New
York city wiher< hj has an excellent
appointment, won by competitive ex
amination, in Bcllevuo hospital.
Miss Edna Shockley of Spartan
burg will return home next week af
ter a delightful visit to Mrs. E. H. Hall
Miss Emmie Robertson is visit in:
Miss Lenora Pu reell will leave thi
week for her nome in Palatka, Fla.
SHERIFF PUTS BAIN
ON SOCIAL CLUB
After Inspection Snttird.ii) Morning
Sheriff Owlngs Gave Notice That the
( lull must lie Closed.
Sheriff Owlngs, acting jointly with
Chief of Police Bagwell and Rural Po
llccinnil Reld, made a thorough in
vestigation of the rooms of the Lau
rens Social Club Saturday morning
and following the inspection the or
der was given by the sheriff that the
club must cease to operate on pain
of prosecution. It is understood that
a meeting of the patrons of the club
will be held this evening when a de
cision will be reached as to what move
The investigation Saturday morning
was not a raid, but a quiet orderly ex
amination into the affairs and conduct
of the club. A quantity of beer and
some whiskey was found in the lock
ers, besides beer kept regularly In
-stock and In the refrigerator. This
was not molested, but the manager
of the club, B. B. Hill, was notified
not to bring in 'any more and as soon
as the present supply is exhausted, to
Sheriff Owlngs contends that the
method of conduct of the club is in
violation of the law ami as one piece
of evidence lie has in bis possession a
"coupon book" used by the patrons
of the club. This book has seven cou
pons in it. each coupon being good
for one bottle of beer, the coupon sell
ing for $1.00. The coupons are ex
changed as the wet goods are ordered
Sheriff Owlngs contends that this ex
change of money for coupons and the
following exchange of coupons for beer
cnstitlltCfl a sale and so is in violation
of the statutes.
Each coupon is printed on both sides
On one side is the following:
Note ?Not good if detached.
Laurens Social Club
Deliver to me one Mottle of Beer in
your keeping for my personal
Must be detached by or in presence
On the reverse side is the following:
7 for $1.00
Manager or Poi'tor
Laurens Social Club
Please put on ice for me out of my
private stock Seven Bottles
I am a member of the club.
Returns to Waterloo.
The many friends of Mr. SV. Carl
Wharton will be glad to learn that
he has returned to his old home at Wa
terloo after having lived In Green
ville for several months. Mr. Whar
ton moved back to Waterloo last week
and has been occupied since that time
Straightening up his home and plan
tation. Mr. Wharton has always tak
en a great deal of interest in the wel
fare of his community and his coun
ty and he is welcomed back Into the
fold again to continue the good work
that he loft off when he went to Green
Celebration at Ware Shoals.
A "grand celebration, barbecue and
festival" is to be given at Ware Shoals
July 4 and 5, according to an an
nouncement sent to The Advertiser.
The day will be taken up with feasts
of oratory edibles, athletic contests
and other amusements. Geo. R. Rem
bert, of Columbia, W. C. Irby, Jr., of
Laurens, and Samuel J. Nichols, of
Spartanburg, will be the speakers.
The proceds aro to go towards the
erection of a new Baptist church. The
public Is cordially Invited.
Change <>f Bridge Letting.
According to the advertisement of
the county supervisor found In another
part if this paper, It will be seen that
the date for the letting of the contract
for the building of the bridge at Tumb
ling Shoals has been changed from
Tuesday, July 1st, to Tuesday. July
15th. The change of date was ma le
because It was found Impossible to get
planfl and specification} ready by tue
date originally sot.
Meeting of If. A. M.
The regular meeting of Rising Sun
Chapter. It. A. M., will be held Fri
day night. Companions are earnestly
requested to be present.
FOR CLINTON CONCERN
Mounds Const ruction < ompauv Low*
est Bidder on Jacobs Miiildinu nt
Tho Bounds ('oustruction Company,
contractors on the county court house
ami numerous other buildings in tills
city during the past couple of years,
were the lowest bidders when bids
were opened for the Jacobs olllcc
building 111 Clinton Monday The con
tract calls for the expenditure of some
thing around $25,000. Other bidders
?were Qrifllu Construction Co., Atlan
ta. Qa., Smith Construction Co., Ath
ens, Qa., now building the new Ore
gon Hotel In Greenwood and John J.
Cain, of Columbia.
The contract calls for a two story
building with basement, the basement
and llrst story. t<> be used by the Ja
cobs Advertising Syndicate and the
third story to he rented out for Ofllces.
The building is to be of reinforced
concrete with all modern conveniences
and absolutely llreproof throughout,
Withal an olegnill structure Some
inontht ago Mr Jacobs boughl the
site where ;i coini r i.u hotel was
begun several years ago and a small
part of the brick werk of this struc
ture will he used, though only a very
small part of it, so it hi understood.
The contract was not lei Monday, as
some other little details had to he
attended to, luti Mr Hounds was giv
en to understand that he would got
When finished, the bnildlny will he
an ornament to .'Union and one which
would he a credit to a city much larg
er ill si/.e.
WILL UK ABLE TO VOTE.
Registered Voters along Southern and
Western Line of Proposed New
County Provided Kor.
Chairman .lohn M. Cannon, of the
county board of election commission
ers, has ordered boxes placed a! the
Gray Court and Power Shop precincts,
in Dials township, ami the Lnngston
Church precinct, in Seuflletowii town
ship, where voter.-, of those preciuts
residing within the proposed now
county line may cast their ballot in
the approaching election on the tor
mat ion of a new county with Wood
ruff as the county seat. In making the
survey for the proposed new county a
large number of voters of rinse two
townships wer?' cut off from their vot
ing places by the new county lino.
Mr. Cannon held that it would he de
priving these voters their constitu
tion right of suffrage to deny them
the privilege of expressing themselves
on this new county matter, so he or
dered (he boxes placed at (liest; places
and the citizens, of these townships
will he allowed to vote.
In case the election proves very
close, the decision of Mr. Cannon to
place boxes at these precincts will
have, considerable effect if those
boxes, were not placed at. these pre
cincts, a great, many people would bo
deprived of the right of voting who arc
opposed to the formation of the new
county. It is natural to suppose, that
those people living along the edge 01
the proposed new county would be
more opposed to It than anywhere
else and by cutting them off from their
voting precincts they (ould not have
been enabled to make any effectual
opposition and would probably have;
been forced to go into the new county
without having the right of protesting
by ballot. In that case, Woodruff
would have gotten the advantage of
this area without the disadvantage
of the opposition vote which is certain
to he cast from these districts.
Forming Tire Comvany.
Mr. Traccy T. Lamar, of Auvusta,
has been in the city several days so
liciting subscriptions to (ho capital
stock of a $500,000 automobile tire
manufacturing company, the plant of
which is to be located In Augusta. Mr.
Lamar states that he has been very
successful III di* section Of the coun
try, automobile owners showing con
siderable interest in this southern
Captured in Vslicvillf.
Deputy Sheriff Rcld returned last
Tuesday from Ashovlllo where ho had
iroi to brill'; back to this county
George Chappcl, a negro. Ohappol is
charged with disposing of property
under mortgage and had skipped to
\ ovlllo to avoid arroSt, He bad been
running a small farm on the Seaboard
1 bei Cen Clinton and MountVlllC.
President Wilson Again Ap
pears Before Congress.
A IN URGENT DUTY
TO REFORM BANKING
For the Scc?ud Time Since His In
auguration President Wilson Ap
peared liefere the Joint Assemblies
to Urge Currency Legislation.
Washington, June 2:1. a ilxi it de
termination to have currency legisla
tion passed at this session of con
gress was accepted by members of.
the house and senate today as Pres
ident Wilson's text Tor the currency
message, which be personally pre
sented to congress assembled in joint,
session in the house ehamher. Moth
Democrats and Republicans saw in
the carefully worded appeal of t.ho
president an earnest conviction that
the money situation must by dealt,
with before congress adjourn- ttltl
committee work on the administra
tion Pill which will soon be Intro
duced in t he bouse by Represent it ivo
Glass and in the senate by Senator
From the rostrum of the house
chamber the president in carefully
modulated tone? that carried his
words to every corner of the chain
her. read the brief message he had
prepared, Crowded galleries, cabin
el ofllcials, senators and representa
tives. Democrats and Republicans But
in a tense rIIoIICO as the vresldenl,
with for<eiui earnestness told Ihoni.
"It is certainly clear that It is our
duty to supply the new banking ami
currency system the country needs,
ami that it will Immediately 11.1 it
more than e\ or
"We must act now what.'.", tj?)
sacrifice to ourselves. I should bo
recreant to my deepest eouv rtlnnsj
oi public obligations, did I ho' im
press it upon you with solemn til
The occasion was the p ?> ddout'H
second defiance oi the custom nl ; It)
years Which sent presidents'
sages, long, dull documents, to
droned to weary congressmen 1
hoarse voiced clerk. The iff r
moved smoothly. The senate Hid
house gathered in the house , hin
bor where the galleries already had
been crowded and the members Chat
ted while they awaited the presi
dent's coming. The cabinet oilie r. ,
except Secretary of state Urynn mil
Secretary of the Navy Daniels, who
with their wives occupied gallery
seats, bud places on the Moor of the
President Not Ncrwms.
A joint committee led by Majority
Iscador Underwood and Senator Kern
met the president and escorted > 11 in.
to the Hoik's desk on the rostrum.
Mr Wilson apparently was lees ner
vous than when he first faced the big
assemblage of legislators to deliver
bis tariff address. As he spoke Mi.,
gathering sat In attentive llenee,
marking carefully the points which
the president's diction and intonation
forced on their attention. When i"
h.-nl concluded there was a burst 01'
applause and be bowed his way out
after shaking hands with Vice Presi
dent Marshall and Speaker Clark
At both bouse and senate end., ol
the Capitol and among both Demo
(rats and Republicans tonight tho
conviction was deeply axed that the
president's solemn and earnest Insist
ence on currency legislation would
result in Immediate activity In Lho
legislative branch. Chairman Glass of
the house banking and currency com
mittee and Chairman Owens of the
senate committee both conferred
with thO president after he deliver
ed his addrens and both proparod for
the early introduction of the admin
istration currency bill which now is
being revised in some minor feature
Tiie bill will go in'? both houses
Wann < rltlelses Adversely*
The first authoritative statement
on the president's message was criti
cal and came from Republican Load
er Mann of the house lie said tho
message was a Ime 'example of
el 1 sic; 1 English but there is nothing
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