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VOLUME XXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10. 1908. NUMBER 45
TO BE HELD LATER
Another Date Will be De
cided Upon Tomorrow
The Expectation of Tliose in Charge is
to Make the Meeting a Notable
Evert for the Alumni.
The local committee to arrange the
Purman banquet here for June 10th,
met Monday morning and decided that
for several reasons the date would have
to he changed and the banquet held at
a later date, probably about t hirty days
from the first named. However a
meeting of all Furman men in the city
of Laurens and those from elsewhere,
who can attend, is called for Thursday
afternoon at .r> o'clock in the office of
Auditor C. A. Power. At this meeting
the exact date will be determined and
sub-committees will be appointed lo
perfect the arrangements.
The postponement, though regretted,
was deemed a necessity owing to many
conflicts, altogether unforeseen, but
which would materially lessen the at
tendance. And it is desired that this
banquet shall be one of the largest and
best ever held by Furman men.
The exact date will be announced
Benefit Entertainment Thursday,
On Thursday afternoon and evening,
beginning at 3:30 and ending at 10:30
p. m., the Gleaners' Missionary Society
of the Presbyterian church will have
( barge of the moving picture shows at
the Electric Theatre and a portion of
the proceeds will be donated to its
cause. Manager Roman has arranged
to have some exceptionally pretty films
and illustrated songs for this benefit
performance; since the cause is worthy,
the crowds should fill the house. Let
everybody come ?the usual prices ob
Veterans Go to Birmingham.
A number of Confederate veterans
hd't hero Monday morning for the an
nual re-union of veterans which meets
in Birmingham from the 9th to nth.
Among the party were: Captain T. A.
Willis and wife, of Cray Court; Mr. J.
K. Willis, also of Cray Court, Captain
J, R. Culberson, of Owings, Mr. T. R.
Riddle, Captain J. S. Cunningham,
Sheriff T. J. Duckett and Col. T. B.
Crews, of Laurens. These left at 7:10
for Clinton where they boarded the
Seaboard special, which carried them
din ct to Birmingham.
Bank Furniture Arrived.
The elegant fixtures and furniture for
the new Enterprise bank have arrived
ae.d are being placed. The work is well
under way and already the interior of
the building presents quite a business
appearance. This furniture is of the
finest quality, having been purchased
from one of the most reputable houses
of the West, viz.: The Natchegal Man
ufacturing Co., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
The marble work is of the finest grade
of Alabama marble, so constructed as
to make an elegant show.
The building will be ready for occu
pancy about July 1st and when com
pleted will be among the handsomest,
both in exterior and interior, of its
kind in South Carolina.
Death of Homer Bulcntine.
Ml*. Homer Bulcntine, aged 23, died
it the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mis. I). F. Balontine, of Ware Shoals,
Monday, June 1. He had been in fail
ing health for more than a year but up
to a week before his death he was able
to be about, most of the time. Several
years ago he went to Cuba with his
father, and Mills Halentine, a brother.
Owing to the condition of his health he
returned home last year. On Tuesday
he was laid to rest beneath the sacred
sod in old Poplar Springs churchyard
Where sloop scores of his forbears.
Criminal Court Convenes Monday.
The court of general sessions con
Venes i" Laurena Monday, June the
lath, with Judge Klugh presiding. The
docket, promises to be heavy, though
not unusually so. Two murder cases
are brought forward from the last term:
thoseof John Wright and Marshall Irby.
Irby is still at largo.
There are three new cases of murder,
those charged being Teaguo Nelson,
Albert Hoyd and Henry Heasley, all
colored. Several other cases of inter
est will in ail likelihood be tried.
MAO ISTRATE HEARS
Owners of Cold Point Quarries Seek
to Have Lessees Contract
Annulled by Court.
A case of considerable local and of
some general interest was beard last
week before Magistrate John M. Hud
gens. The cause of action was brought
against J. A. Blackweldor et al. and
the Cold Point Granite company by Dr.
H. G. Coleman et al. <>n a writ of eject
ment and the case was decided in favor
of the defendants.
The Cold Point Granite company is a
corporation formed about live years ago
for the purpose of operating a quarry
at Cold Point, this county, the company
being composed of Newberry men with
Mr. M. A. Carlisle president and Mr. J.
A. Blackwelder manager and treasurer.
The quarries in question belong to Dr.
Ii. G. Coleman. of this city, and his
children. As part owner and as trustee
Dr. Coleman, it appears, leased the
quarries to the Cold Poinl Granite com
pany in 1903 for a period of live years
at a stipulated consideration with the
option of an additional five year lease
on a royalty basis.
On the first of May, this year, the
first lease expired and the lessees de
sired to continue operations under the
optional contract. To this the lessors
objected for various reasons, finally se
curing a warrant of ejectment against
the defendant company which was is
sued by Magistrate Hudgens. Richey
& Richey represented the plaintiffs, Col.
F. P. McGowan the. defendants.
As stated Magistrate Hudgens decided
the case in favor of the defendant com
pany, but notice of appeal to the cir
cuit court has been served by counsel
for the plaintiffs.
The Cold Point Granite company is
perhaps one of the most successfully
operated quarrying plants in the State.
It has spent about $16,000 in equipment
and employs a large force of skilled and
unskilled workmo" being one of the
established er . 'of the county in
which all fe< i
WOFFORb i , COMING.
College Boys Will Give Entertainment
Here Tuesday Night, June 16th.
Mr. W. B. Garrett, manager of the
Wofford Glee Club, was in the city
Tuesday and closed an engagement with
Manager Roman of the local theatre for
Tuesday night, June 16th. The Wofford
boys are on a tour of the State, mak
ing Laurens, then Greenwood and
thence to other points. Already they
have given a number of performances
and the Spartanburg papers pronounce
the Glee Club the best ever sent out by
the college anil the performance equal
to many of the professional plays.
The entertainment will consist of col
lego songs, up-to-date music, vocal,
violin and banjo solos and readings. It
is of high order and will certainly
please. The admission is 50 cents.
Mr. Garrett, by the way, isa 1.aureus
boy, his home being in the western sec
tion of the county. 11?' assures us that
his club will give an excellent perform
ance and that the people of I.aureus
will enjoy it.
May Teach Music Mere.
Mrs. DeVCreUX Turner, whose artist ic
singing and fine contralto voice was
heard at the M. B. church morning and
evening Sunday services will probably
come to Laurens to form vocal classes.
Mrs. Turner is the contralto and musi
cal directress of the First Presbyterian
church in Greenville, S. ('., of which
Mrs. Mario Gowor Conyors Is the so
Mrs. Conyers' splendid voice and
charmingly Unassuming manner of ren
dering high class music will long be re
membered by those who wen- fortunate
enough to hear her at the installation
of the new organ in the M. K. church.
She is one of the few professional sing
ers who enunciates go clearly that every
word is distinctly heard, a quality rare
Laurens is indebted to Mr. John Wil
liams for the Coming of both these
singers and also for a real musical treat
in bis rendition of organ solos ami
beautiful accompaniments played for
Mesdames Conyers and Turner. We
hope to have him with us again.
Miss Hudgens I.letted.
At a mooting of the school trustees
Tuesday morning Miss Margaret Hud
gens was elected to the position of as
sistant principal. Miss Hudgens taught
one division of the 7th grade last ses
sion and her election Tuesday was in
the way of promotion.
MR. ORRIE MOORE'S UNTIMELY DEATH.
Blood Poison Causes Death of Promising
Young Man of Laurens.
When the noble spirit of Mr. Orrie E.
Moore went out into eternity a bright
and promising young life was brought
to a close on this earth. This sad event
occurred late last Tuesday night .June
2, at the home of his mother, on Sulli
van street, this city.
His death was from blood poisoning,
caused from a bruise on one of his
lingers which was sustained more than
a fortnight before his death while he
was attempting to close a heavy door
at the station house. Little was thought
of the injury for several days though
it caused him considerable pain and in
convenience. Finally he had to take
his bed, lingering about ten days. He
had careful nursing, the best medical
attention and the care and devotion of
mother, sister, brothers and friends
throughout it all.
Mr. Moore was 27 years old, the old
est son of the late Mr. J. LaFayette
Moore who resided near the city for a
number of years. Last winter Mrs.
Moore and family moved to town. The
subject, of this notice was employed by
the city council as manager of the city
tire department horses. As in his for
mer trusts he was faithful, prompt and
dependable. Probably no one disliked
Orrie Moore; he made himself friendly
On Wednesday at noon the burial
took place at New Prospect church,
near Madden, the service being con
ducted by the Rev. A Iva H. Langston,
a life-long friend and schoolmate of the
deceased, and Mr. Chas. B. Hobo, of
this city. The pall bearers were six
members of the police department,
Chief W. S. Hagwell, W. H. Jernigan,
Henry Dodson, McDuffie Stone, Frank
Walker and John T. Langston.
BRILLIANT WEDDING AT CLINTON
Miss Ina Vance Becomes the Bride of
Mr. Guy Pitts.
Clinton, June 0. The wedding of
Miss Ina Vance and Mr. Guy Pitts last.
Wednesday evening was ?mite as bril
liant as was expected. The bride's
beautiful appearance in shimmering
white was well set off by the bright
pink gowns worn by Mrs. Albright and
Mrs. Copeland The dainty little flower
girls. Misses Helen Bailey, Hea Cope
land, Pitts and Nan Copeland were as
pretty as possible. The bridesmaids
wore white gowns with pink girdles
and hair ornaments. They carried
gorgeous bouquets of pink bridesmaid
roses. The bride's bouquet was of
bride roses and was lovely. No sweet
er music has ever been heard in Clinton
than that rendered at this wedding.
Dr. Jacobs made the ceremony very
impressive. Following the ceremony
Dr. and Mrs. Copeland threw their
house open to over a hundred guests
who offered the happy pair their best
wishes. An exquisite array of presents
attested the popularity of Mr. and Mrs.
G L. Pitts. They are making their
home- with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cope
Street Work Progressing.
The work on the public square is
I moving along in fine style. Contrary to
the expectations on the part of many,
j the work has seen no let-up since its
beginning. Some who are inclined
to doubt, at one time mad*' this re-,
mark: "Oh, well, they will finish this
about next June." Fven these are
now convinced that the city and the
Construction Company are not dilly
dallying. Over 2,000 square yards of
the brick have been laid, and a large
block now covered with the concrete
will be laid with brick by Saturday.
Superintendent McNeil stated that
the brick used here were right jam up
to the standard. If the work continues
as it has begun, keeps up tlie* pace, the
public Square will look like another
place in a very short while.
Mr. .J. Rhett Heid, who has bpen a
citizeu of this city for several years,
and Miss Vnnnio McKittrick, formerly
of Newberry county, were united in
marriage last Wednesday evening, .June
3d, at the Presbyterian manse, the cere
mony being performed by the Hev.
( has. F. Hankin, pastor of the First
Laurens Bank Statements.
On the sixth page of today's Adver
tiser is to be found the statements of
the condition of the four banks of this
city whose combined capital stock is
$300,000, loans and discounts $l>20,oT>3.rt2,
deposits $1544,466.21. A perusal of each
statement will prove of interest.
MASONS OFF TO ASHEVILLE TODAY.
Large Number of Laurens Nobles Attend
Sirriners' Meeting at Ashcvillc.
Laurens will be well represented at
the Shriners' meeting in Ashevillc to
morrow, a full car leaving here today
at 2.30 p. in. The "Omar Special"
leaves with the train to Spartanburg
and is there transferred to the South
ern, so the passengers will not be in
convenienced with changing cars. It
was largely through the efforts of Mr.
W. H. Gilkerson, Jr., that this car was
The meeting at Asheville is a joint
assembly of the Oasis, of North Caro
lina, and the Omar, of South Carolina,
temples of the mystic order, Shriners,
The nobles of Lauren.; who are going
Messrs. ('. M. Miller. .1. S. Machen,
W. W. Dodson, John W. Fowler, Brooks
Swygert, Thos. I. Swygert, T. C. Tur
ner, Jr., A. W. Tongue, B. B. Blakc
ley, R. F. Jones, VV. H.Sloan. II. Terry,
T. C. Swit/.er, C. M. Bnbb, W. C. Win
ters, .1. M. Fleming, F. .1. Nelson and
W. II. Gilkerson, Jr.
With these the following candidates
go for initial ion:
Col. T. 1). Darlington, .i. A. Simmons,
O. B. Simmons, W. II. Washington, L.
G. Balle, dr., and S. l\ Hab'...
The party is completed by Lhc pres
ence of the following ladies:
Misses Annie and Julia Gilkerson,
Dorcas Calmcs, Fannie Winters, Mary
Todd, Ina Little, ( lira Swit/.er, and
Mesdames Brooks Swygert. Fleming
Jones, J. S. Machen, ('. M. Bnbb, iL
Terry, B. B. Blakeley and T. I). Dar
NEW ENTERPRISE FOR LAURENS.
Mr. C. H. Mayhcw, of Seneca, to Manu
Mr. C H. Mayhcw, of Seneca, has
been in the city for several clay pre
paratory to beginning here ihe manu
facture of tiling for paving and house
fitting purposes. lie bar; a similar!
work going on at his home in Son
Mr. Mayhcw manufacture, the In xa
gon black tiling, of varied . iscei . which
is used in flooring vestibules, for
hearths and for paving purposes. It is
understood that he has made contracts
with a number of people here to place
this tiling in their residences, and bis
work will begin shortly.
An Unusual Accident.
A rather singular accident, which oc
curred Friday, is reported from Ware
Shoals. A wagon on which a !i2-foot, I
8,OHO pound flume for the lleedy Liver
Power company was b< ii Iran i ortcd
from tin Ware Shoal- railway station,
was ovortui nod on the stoop road oh the
Laurens side about fifty yard fr< m tlte
canal and before anyone could realize
what had happened Hi ? pen 1 trous ,
of machinery landed in the botb in of
tin; l(?-foot cann). Thowab i\ however,
was cut off sind in a few hours i lie lluine
was hauled to shore and re-loaded,
Pea Ridge Personals.
Pea Ridge, June 0. Bain i Im I ly
needed m this section,
The Rev. J. L. McLin fill) d his regu
lar appointment lasl Sunday al ltock>
Spring. His subject was "Adoption."
Mrs. Mark Edney and Mrs. w . A.
Copeland spent Monday with Mr.-. M.
Mr. Elliott Sanders, of Cross Anchor,
was on the Ridge Monday.
Misses Ella Bell and ' Eliza Malone
wen; the guests of Miss M. 01? Rial ol.\
Several from till) Ridge attended the
tent meetings tit Laurens Sunday night.
Mr. and. Mrs. Sam Franks, of Foun
tain Inn, are the guests < i Mr. IL 0.
Mrs. Nowell and two handsome
of Georgia, are visiting Mrs. Newell':
brother, Mr. IL 0. Hairston.
Brown Elected Governor,
Atlanta, June Practically com
plete returns from yesterday's Demo
cratic primary give Joseph M. Brown
approximately fifteen thousand major
ity over Governor Ilokc Smith.
Atlanta, June ">. With the return
practically completed from all counties
I iri the State. Jos. M, Brown's plurality
in yesterday's Democratic primary foj"
the Democratic nomination for govern
or is 14,500, Smith lost his own county,
j Fulton, and most of the larger counties
j in lite State.
i Parades of all description lions were
held in Atlanta in celebration of Mr,
BrOWn'fl victory. Many of the parades
carried sticks with loaves of bread on
' their tips, to typify Brown's campaign
slogan, "Brown and brend lloko and
Exercises at Clinton Attended by Large
Crowds-Prof. E. H. Hall Elected Sn
periniendeni for Next Session.
(Minion, .Juno '.). Last week, owing
to an oversight, the account of tho
graded school commencement exorcises,
which were most creditable and greatly 1
enjoyed by tho entire community, was
not sent to Tho Advertiser. These ox
ercises included a declaiiners' contest
on Thursday evening and the gradua
tion exercises on Friday evening. The
declaiiners' contest was participated in
by a number of the talented boys and
girls of Clinton and so well did they ac
quit themselves that there was not a
one whom somebody did not expect to
j got the medal. This medal was won by
Miss Beatrice Bennett, who recited ad- !
mirnbly "A, Mother's Day." Several |
delightful songs and instrumental pieces j
of music added interest to the program, j
< hi Friday evening the lion. <). H. j
Martin delivered an oration to the,
graduating class on the value of having |
a purpose in life. As was expected this
speech was full of apt illustrations and I
anecdotes. It was greatly enjoyed by
tho large audience.
The members of the graduating class
were Misses Mamie Parks Adair, ( lass
historian; Sallio Helle Dillard, class
prophet; Edith Austin, salulatorian,
and Mi. Paul Austin, valedictorian.
All the young ladies delivered pleasing
essays and Mr. Austin rendered an
original oration on Mark Anthony which
was quite creditable. The delivery of
the diplomas by Prof. Colbert was the
consummation of ten years' bard work
to the happy recipients and he congrat
ulated them on perseverance and ability
vvl ich had led to so happy an end. He
urged thorn to continue elscwhoro tho
study which they had really but fitted
The Rov. .1. P. Jacobs delivered? the
prizes, making a. characteristic speech,
graceful and witty. He deplored the
fact that all of the prizes he had to de
liver were won by girls. These prizes
with their winners were as follows:
Scholarship medal, won by Miss Beatrice
Bennett; ( locution medal, won by Miss
Beatrice Heimelt; fourth grade prize,
won by Miss Clara Scott; fifth grade
prize, won by Miss Blanche Piddle; '
third grade prize, won by Mis.; McCar
ter; sixth grade prize, won by Miss;
Norman; seventh grade Latin prize,
won by Miss Virginia Owens.
The school has bad a successful year ,
and the prospect for next year is quite I
bright, rrof. Colbert offered his rosig-j
nation, which was accepted. The board;
elected Mr. R. II. Hall, Of Chester,
te (ill the vacancy. Mr. Hall comes
Very highly recommended and it is
hoped that next year will bo a continua
tion of the prosperous past. Of the
? ?'her teachers Misses Tallulaii Neville,
Lydia Milan) and Sara Copeland were
re elected. Misses Ina Vance and Fli/.a
both Bean refused re-election and tho
board will elect their successors Thu rs
This week Clinton is full of visitors,
I'm- the college commencement which
began Sunday morning. A full account
of the week's exercises will be in next
Mr. Melon) 's Promotion.
I \ recent issue of the Cherokee Scout
i published at Murphy, N. C, in speak
I big of the reorganization Of the.I. L,
Smathcrs Co., wholesale grocer.-, of
;.Murphy says that Mr. A. T. Molony,
Who is well known in Laurens, was el
ded secretary and treasurer of the
I (.pany, and adds:
"Mr. Molony camo here four years
I ago from South Carolina to accept the
position as bead bookkeeper for this
lirm. and few men enjoy the confidence
that is reposed in him by his employer .
Iiis promotion Is but a small tribute to
, his faithfulness."
Revival Meeting Closes.
After a series of religious revival
services lasting one week, the meeting
was brought to a close at the First,
Baptist church Sunday night. The
in . aching by Rov. H. F. Neighbour, of
Salisbury, was strong and effective,
; resulting in much good. Just how
many accessions to the church were
made cannot vet be determined. Prof.
A. I. fill by, musical director, won for
himsoif tho affection of the congrega
tions by his marked ability and his
singing added much to the services.
The Rov. Mr. Neighbour and Prof.
Ruby left Laurens Monday morning for
VARIETY OF NEWS
FROM CROSS HILL
Daughters Honor (lie Mem
ory ol* Da vis.
V KT Eli ANS KNJOIl HAY
Some Good Legislative Possibilities are
Suggested --Local Observations and
Cross Hill, Juno S. The IL W. Hall
(lhaptcr, I huighlcraof i ho < !onfederacy,
gave a dinner to the old soldiers last
Wednesday al thehomoof Mr. und Mrs.
M. 'I'. Simpson, Aboul lldrty-live vet
erans were present to enjoy the many
good things prepared by the Daughters
and all had a good time, I am told.
This correspondent does not share in
these dinners because lie was not old
enough for service when that little
racket was concluded in LSOfi.
Mr. and Mrs. I. I?. Wilherspoon left
last Wednesday for West mill ilor, where
they expect to make their homo. Wo
regret to lose such g.I people.
Messrs. Hill Brothers have Hold to
Mr. Kvans uf Greenwood nil interest in
their ginnery. The plant will he. re
modeled and put in Ural eins -, condition
and several additional gins put in
Rev. Mr. Kinanl will begin a tent
meeting here nexl Wednesday.
There seems lo he n de.nib of candi
dates for the Legislature, I will men
tion a few in Cross Hill township who
would make g.I Legislators: M. T.
Simpson, \V. I!. Kuller, G. M. Ilaiuia,
S. II. Goggnns, It. A. Austin, I'. S.
PilisoU, All the above are business men
but not politicians, and I suppo: e would
not think of offering lor lie- ..Dice nt
this lime. I think we ought to bring
out such men and lei politicians stand
aside. Dr. Miller's friends think ho
ought to reconsider and come mil for
that position again, lie is bolter (uial
'ifled now to represent the people than
Miss Kale Manheim, ..I' Marion, is
visiting her friend, Miss Hlnnchu I'instill.
Rev. James Bradley, of Jackson, Ga.,
preached al the Pre byteriail church
yesterday. His many friends here were
ghid to have him with I hem again
Rev. G. M. Ilollingsworlh will make
his homo with the Presbyterians here.
Ho came last Friday and hi family will
Mrs. Walker, wife of Trial .la lice J.
(}. Wall.er, died yesterday and will be
buried today al I !al haba ra. She had
been an invalid for a number of year..
Messrs.. W. Ii. Kuller, W. I!. I.cnman
and Robert Wado left ihi.. morning-over
Iho S. A. I., for iii.minghaih to attend
Daughters of Confcd racj liulcrhiiiicd.
The J. I'.. Kershaw <'; n itbr, United
Daughters of the t wfodernc.y, wero
pleasant ly entertained In i Wednesday
afternoon by Mr.. j. Warren Boll,
The meeting, while a social gathering,
was on this occasion prii i:| ' i-i honor
of the memory of Jell' rson Davis,
Appropriate memorial c ercl i , wore
held, the feature of which' .'.a a paper
by Mrs. J. S. Hennef the life and
Work ?f Davis. Thi Lroiiti o \a in
did in ihe manner and nature of its
subject mattet', It I .v I a careful
study of the life and etivironmehl of
ibis wonderful man, and It accurate
appreciation of Iho idiun in sohli
inonl effected in I lie year Which have
elapsed since (he hile whr. Thoi'O were
several matter of bit iho ; di cussed
at this mooting, ainoh them the finan
cial reports on Ihn rnniiomi'iil fund,
Which showed ovoi i : i, uiln I dollar.-:
in the treasury lor i i . pose* It
summer contrary !?? ? ? ? - I ??<> of ad
journing for three rnbiit h >.
Mrs. Ho!i. after i he bil Hi essioii
of the chapter, serv I her guests with
i delicious rofrc/hinent: in the form of
ice cream and calie and grape juice.
Social Chili Orgaifi/ed.
Monday aflerno hi a' six o'clock a
humhor of young .-.omen of the city
mot at the resid -iiee of Mr . D. A.
Davis, on We-a Main stroei and,organ
i/.ed ft SOCial Club to be known a; the
"Mystic Club." Al thi: so ion the
enrollment was not completed,alt hough
a large membership was eeiired, 'i'he
officers elected were: Mi -. Elizabeth
Shell, prosidonl; Miss Edna SHgrcaves,
I vice-president, and Mi Willie Mae
Childress, secretary and treasurer*