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TO 1)1) MEMORIAL >
Dr. Neville Preached the Sermon, Deliv*
ering a Thoughtful and Forceful Dis
course?History of the Church.
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Church
was formally dedicated to the service
of God with beautiful and appropriate
ceremonies last Sunday morning. The
dedicatory sermon was preached by the
Rev. W. G. Neville, D. D., of Clinton.
"We are laborers together with God",
First Corrinthians, third chapter, third
verse, was the text of Dr. Neville's
thoughtful and inspiring sermon, deliv
ered with great earnestness and effect.
As pastor and member of the building
committee the Rev. J. L. McLin form
ally turned the keys over to the officers
of the church charging that they ever
guard its sancity and that it be used only
for the worship of Almighty God.
At the conclusion of the charge, Rev.
Robt. Adams came forward and read an
historical sketch of the Church, which
is tfivon below.
The Church, which is a handsome and
comfortable little edifice, was occupied
on this occasion to its full seating capac
ity and tho audience witnessed the cere
monies with appreciative interest
H1STOKY OK THE CHURCH.
Soon after the building of the Lau
rens Cotton Mills, the Rev. David A.
Todd began to hold services, once or
twice a month for the people connected
At the meeting of the Presbytery of
Enoree at Union, in September, 1887, a
commission was appointed to organize a
Church there, should the way be clear.
This commission was composed of the
following: Rev. Robert Adams, chair
man, Rev. D. A. Todd, Rev. J. F. Ja
cobs, Dr. Thos. McCoy and Mr. W. L.
Boyd. This was at the request of Mr.
Todd, who died in February, 1902. The
question as to when the organization
should take placo was left by the com
mission entirely to his judgment and
up to the time of his death, he never
thought the way was quite clear. In
the minutes of an adjourned meeting of
Presbytery, however, held in Spartan
burg, on June 3, 1902, is the following
record: "A petition, signed by 36 per
sons, residing at or near the Laurens
Cotton Mill, was presented, asking that
Presbytery organize thein into a Church
to be located at that point. In response
it was resolved, that a commission con
sisting of Rev. Robert Adams, Rev. B.
P. Reid and Elders C. W. Tune and J.
O. Templeton bo appointed to visit that
place and organize a Church, if the way
This commission met on July 13, 1902,
in the hall of the Cotton Mill Store that
has since been destroyed by fire. All
the members were present and the or
ganization was effected with 34 mem
bers, coming from other Churches. Two
elders were elected, viz: R. J. Franks
and S. F. Parrott; and two deacons, W.
W. Blakely and W. J. Benjamin; and
the deacons, together with E. R. Blake
ly. were made trustees.
The Rev. David A. Todd had left a
legacy of $1,000 to be used in erecting a
building for the Church, whenever it
should be organized; and in honor of his
memory, its name was chosen, The
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Church.
The Rev. J. F. Pharr, in the follow
ing August or September,came to serve
the Church and a call for him as its
pastor was presented to the Presby
tery at Columbia, on Oct. 23, 1902. Tins
call was never accepted; but he con
tinued to supply the Church for about
8 months. '
The Rev. J. L. McLin took charge in
Nov. 1903, as stated supply, and he is
still serving the Church in that ca
Since the organization twenty-seven
names have been added to the roll, two
have died, fourteen have been dis
missed to other Churches, twelve have
moved away, leaving the present resi
dent membership of the Church thirty
three. At a congregational meeting
held Jan. 4th 1904, S. H. Tcmpleton
was elected a trustee of the Church, in
the place of E. R. Blakely, who at that
time had moved away, but has since re
turned. At that meeting the Rev. J.
L. McLin and the elders and deacons
were appointed a committee to attend
to the matter of securing a lot and the
erection of a building. Efforts were
made by this committee to secure finan
cial help from the Laurcns Cotton Mill
Company, but without success. The
members were greatly discouraged by
this failure. At the fall meeting of
Presbytery at Salem Church, a sub
committee of Local Home Missions was
appointed for the Laurcns Mill Dis
trict. This committee was composed of
Rev. Jas. L. McLin, J. O. Tcmpleton
' and J. O. C. Fleming. After several
months elapsed, the committee secured
n lot from Mr. W. W. Jones and then
took steps to have a building erected.
The contract was let early in June
1905, to Mr. B. Z. Mundy of Greenwood
and he began work on the 19th or 20th
of the month and finished the building
August 4th, 1905. The congregation
worshipped in the Church on August
6th for the first time, the minister
preaching a sermon from the text:
"For other foundation can no man lay
than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." J
1 Cor. 3-11.
S. H. Tcmpleton has recently been |
elected to the office of deacon and was
ordained and installed on the 8rd Sab
bath of this month. The present dea
cons are W. W. Blakely and S. H. Tem
pleton, R. J. Franks, the only elder.
A Sabbath School was organised in
the Church, Third Sabbath in August,
1905, John Moore, Superintendent; 8.
The building and lot cost $1,360, the
amount additional to the legacy of
Rev. Mr. Todd, having been contri
buted in large part by members of
the First Church of Laurens and the
remainder by the congregation of this
Church and other friends.
got the crowd. ?Reverend Sixty is
always thinking up some way to fill his
church with women," says the friend.
"He argues that if he gets them to
come, they will bring their husbands
"Not bad reasoning, that."
"No, indeed. Why, last Easter he had
nearly the whole town to hear him
"Yes He announced that instead of
passing the usual plates for the collec
tion, pattern bonnets from tho leading
milliners would be substituted."?Life
"De ole mule th'owed Hr'er Thomas
head-over heeis inter de mill pond, en
a 'gator riz up en swallered him!"
"Yes, but I rccon we'll see him ag'in
kaze de 'gators done crawled up on de
bank, en lies looking mighty sick!"
and WHISKEY H ADITS
cured at home with
out pain. Dook of par
ticulars sent FRKR,
H. M. WOOLLKY, M. D.
Ifflce 104 N. Pryor Street.
County Clubs Hold Meetings.
County Convention who is not in favor
of the State Dispensary and repealing
that damnable Brico Bill.
3. That we instruct our delegates to
vote for no delegate to the State Con
vention who is in favor of two State
campaign meetings to the county; that
all State and National candidates shall
discuss issues together.
4. That we will support no man to
the Legislature who is not in favor of
giving to the public schools of the
county one-half of the profits from
Mountville Democratic Club.
Pursuant to the call of the chairman
tho Mountville Democratic club met at
Mountville Saturday, April 28th, and
proceeded to reorganize and elect the
following officers and delegates:
M. B. Crisp, president; W. P. Cul
bertson, vice-president; W. D. Pyles,
secretary and treasurer.
Executive Committee?J. L. Tellers,
W. P. Culbertson, W. D. Pyles.
Enrolling Committee?R. T. Dunlap,
E. A. Adams, J. A. Jones, J. II.
Motes, W. D. Pyles.
Executive Committeeman ? Alex. J.
Delegates to County Convention ?
M. II. Crisp, A. J. Smith, R. T. Dun
lap, J. L. Tellers, W. D. Pyles.
Democrats ot Dials.
Democrats of Dials met at 2 o'clock
Saturday, April 28th, and elected Dr.
John S. Wolff, president: Virgil A.
White, vice-president, W. S. Power,
secretary and treasurer.
Executive Committeeman?A. C. Ow
Enrolling Committee ?W. S. Power,
John D. Owings, John Wolff, D. B.
Godfrey, Willis Putman.
Delegates to County Convention?Dr.
John S. Wolff, H. S. Wallace, R. G.
Wilson, John H. Wolff, W. L. Aber
crombie, Joe Wham', Willis Putman,
Laurens Armstrong, Luther Owens,
Harris Curry, 11. Y. Simmons, D. B.
Godfrey, Billy Campbell, George Put
man, 15. T. Shell, W. H. Barksdale,
W. H. Veargin, John D. Owings, Co
lumbus Owens, G. F. Dorroh, V. A.
White, H. J. G. Curry, D. D. Stoddard,
W. S. Power, B. Putman, R. C. Ow
Cross Hill Club.
M. T. Simpson, president; S. W.
Lowe, vice-president; David Burnside,
secretary; W. B. Fuller, county execu
Delegates to County Convention: M.
T. Simpson, W. B. Fuller, S. W. Lowe,
P. S. Pinson, Elkin Griffin, Olin Pitts,
Mark Nelson, W. M. Miller, W. P.
Madden, B. A. Wharton, J. C. Wade,
J. B. Smith.
The announcement has been made that
Andrew Carnegie has offered to give to
the School of Technology of Newberry
College $10,000 upon condition that the
friends of the College shall raise a like
amount. The citizens of Newberry
have acted promptly and the necessary
amount has been raised.
There are now being cared for at the
Odd Fellows Orphan Home, near the
city, fourteen children. Several have
arrived from Columbia this week. The
delegates to the grand lodge which
meets here on the 9th of May will have
ample opportunity to see the Home.?
tiiVSTO DHL jC -<T*. .
Boarg the si 1'1B KM You llaio Always Bough
LAURENS MAN FOR GOVERNOR?
It is Said R. Lee Chandler Will Run on
Columbia, April 30.?South Carolina
socialists have finally decided to put out
a State ticket, though it has not been
fully determined yet whether the ticket
will be full or only men for the leading
The idea of holding a State conven
tion has been abandoned on account of
the expense and the ticket wilt be ar
ragned for by correspondence and an
nounced in about two weeks. The ob
ject is merely to test the strength of
the party in the State and provide for a
thorough organization by counties later.
With this purpose in view the Colum
bia socialists are now taking up the
matter of a State ticket with members
of the party in Charleston, Greenville,
Anderson, Spartanburg, Orangeburg,
Florence, and other leading towns of
the State, taking the vote for the nomi
nations by correspondence as it were.
R. Lee Chandler, of Clinton, will in
all probability be the candidate for
governor. He has already practically
agreed to make the race. Mr. Chan
dler is a small farmer living several
miles from Clinton, and has never run
AN IMPROVEMENT PROMISED. ? "Look
here!" exclaimed the old lady. "I want
you to take back that parrot you sold
me. I find that it swears very badly."
"Well, madam," replied the dealer,
"it's a very young bird; it'll learn to
swear better when it's a bit older."?
I The revival services at the First
I Methodist Church, conducted by Rev.
H. G. Scudday are still in progress.
HB WOULDN'T WE B0S8BD. ?''What?
Fell downstairs! How did it happen?"
"Why, you see I started to go down,
and my wife said, 'be careful, John!'
And I'm not the man to be dictated to
by any woman, so down I went." Tit
Every season has its pleasures;
Spring may boast her flowery prime,
Yet the vineyards ruby treasures,
Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time.
Boarder (warmly): Oh, I know every
one of the tricks of your trade. Do you
think I have lived in boarding houses
twenty years for nothing?
Landlady (frigidly): I shouldn't bo
at all surpriied.
Business placed . 1
my hands will hav.
prompt and careful
J. J. ADAMS
Broker, Laurens, S. G.
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