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.THE CITY SCHOOLS
CLOSE NEXT WEEK Final Exercises Begin Fri day Evening, June 4. ADDRESS BY DR. HARMS Annual Sermon bj !>r. Sloffuti on Sunday, .1 iiIi?- nth. The Largos! Graduating ( lass. The closing exercises of the Lau rena city graded schools will begin on Friday ni^lit. June Uli, on which OCCa8ion the address to the graduat ing class will be delivered by Dr. .lohn Henry Harms, president of Newberry college. On this same evening will he held the various exercises by the members of the class. . It is with much pleasure that the people of this city look forward to the address by Dr. Harms, who although he has never visited this city, has been her alded as an orator of unusual ability, and a deep scholar. Dr. Harms and Prof. h. \j. Jones, superintendent of the I.aureus schools, wer?' class mates :i college. On Sunday. June 6lh, Will he held the last of the closing exercises, which will be the baccalaureate sel tnen by the Rev. J. S. Moffatt. presi dent of lOrskine college. Flection of Touchers. The session about to close has been one of the most successful in the his tory of the1 school, llie results of the year's work being especially well I leasing to the patrons and trustees. Prof. Jones and bis corps of able : BSlStaUtK have labored faithfully and the result of this earnest effort is patent. It is a matter of regret that five of the teachers of this year s corps will not return next session, they having declined re-election. Those who resigned are: Misses Cessio Kendrick of Onffney, Julia Webber of Converse, Daisy Hrocking ton of VVinnsboro, Kate Glenn and Janie Colvin of Oheslor. The teach ers re-elected are: Superintendent B. I.. Jones. .Misses HoSslo I'entross, Laura Rnrksdalo, Dorcas ('alines, Bessie llnniett, Ulla Roland, Resale Ityrd, and ICmlly .Men;;. The last named, .Miss Menu of this city, was recently elected by the Newberry hoard of trustees, but sin- has de clined that offer ami will teach in LaureitS again next year, much to the gratification of the pat i ons here. Those who will graduate ibis year. . t '.e largest class in the history of the -'l.ools. are: Messrs. Kugene and Votes' Brown, and Krhcsl Machen: und Misses Fenrl ('lardy. Bvn Colo man, Clara Davenport. Roberta Doi - oh, Willie Dor rob, llettlo Lake. Ten nie Madden. Kitty Owens. Addle SllCil ly. Mary Suliivan. Mitry TengUO, .les > ie Thompson, and llUOgCUO Wilkes. NEM1N01.K TO FAY DIVIDENDS. '\ ill Issue ( hecks Eor -<> per cent On Approved Stock Claims. Columbia, May 20tlt, A meeting of ? e Somluole Securities company re ceivers WU8 held here yesterday and it was decided to pay out a dividend ,' twenty per cent next Thursday. The clocks will be mailed out at thai 'imo |s the positive announcement if (lie directors \Vho tiro now tilsd llt< directors under the rodrgnnl/stloiL 'i ite nmouiti 10 lie: paid out is ,dil (I basis of between if. I lO.yOtl and $l2(i, LAI REINS COMPANY 'S LICENSE SUSPENDED Insurance Commfssioncr Mc.Wuster SuspcittS I decuse of Mate Mutual I Ire Ensuruarc ('ouipnttj. Insurance Commissioner F. If. Mc Master Will be in Laurens oil Thursday or* this week to bear the answer of fii* state Mutual Fire Insurance Co?, why Its license should not !><? revoked. Somewhat as emphasizing the opin ion, < xpressed recently by the insur ance commissioner, that while mutual tire Insurance companies which have confined their operations to one coun ty have proven almost universally suc cessful and those which have sought to (i<> a general state business have been failures. Commissioner McMaster has found it advisable to suspend the license of the State Mutual Fire In surance company of Laurens. Previous to the enactment of the law of 1008, this company had done a general state business. L'nder the operations ol* the law of I90S it had to withdraw from all of the counties except Laurens and Oreenville. Bill it had a number of outstanding claims In other counties, for the payment of which policy-holders throughout the state were liable to assessment. Commissioner McMaster says that while the oflicers of the company have Sought earnestly and continuously to Collect assessments with which to pay losses, they have failed to do SO, and he feels that an injustice is being done those policy-holders who still look to the company for protection. Hence he has issued an order for the company to show cause, on May 'JT. at Laurens. why its license should not be revoked. The former president. Mr. J. A. Austin, died last .November and since that time Mr. T. II. Nelson, the secretary and treasurer, has worked as energetically as possible, hut he finds himself un able to <<>lleet sufficient money to pay the losses. Mr. Me .Master says that he finds that the company has been economically managed, hut the oflicers have simply been unable to meet the demands upon them. Ice ('roam Supper at Itoa vet* dam. On Saturday night, June "uh. an ice cream supper will be given at Leaver dam llaptisl church, mar Cold Point, for :!n* purpose of raising funds to purchase more hymn hooks for the Sunday school. An attractive feature Of tin- evenfiig's < ntortalninoni will be a number of ipiartette selections by Messrs. I licks. Thomason, Franks and Koper. the male (piartette from Lau ren-;. Let everybody come and have a good i line. High Schools \ ?teil. In elections last Sat III day. Shiloh and Oreen Pond districts voted for high schools without an opposing vote. At Shiloh it was il to o; and at Oreen Pond, 10 to 0. This makes three high schools voted in Dial'.- township dur ing the past month. Income Tax in Laurens. According to Auditor McCrnvy's re port sent to Columbia there are eight men in Laurens county paying Ills on their Incomes. This tax is on that amount above a fl income. The Laurens taxpayers are: Messrs. .1. (>. Fh min::, o l:. Simmons. .1. II. SUIII vnn. A. C. IlllSkell, .1... .1. W. fotld. M. s. IIa Hey oi (Min toil. W. c. Rnsdr of Cross Hill, and C. il. Petttts of Harris WOODIM'IT T1MF.S is S Pl'of. .!. I With- Willis New I ?Kill k< IIOOI I'OIi T1?MTV IoJm.i: Patrons Uotlde to (oniplj Willi le( * V ?l Haw Throe Teneln In response i.? a call from the trus tees, piitroius and friends of |h? Trin ity Kidgo school met at the school house en May loth, to lay plans for the next school session. Mi-. Gco. I., i iits. county supt. of education, being present, was called to tln> chair and presided over the meeting. Mr.. .1. S. George was appointed secretary. Mr. Pitts explained fully the high school law. After interesting talks from Dr. A. C. Fuller. Hon. R. D. Bo.vd, Mr. .1. W. 1). Watts and others it was unanimously resolved to apply to the state board of education for a high school as provided in an Act of limit. it was also decided to build another class room to the school building, and employ three teachers for a term of eight months for next session. The following resolutions were then offeree!: Resolved, That since our teachers. Mr. L n. BUcdge nnd Miss Bessie liudgens, have so faithfully and ef fectively discharged their duty. we. the trustees and patrons and friends of Trinity Ridge school dec I re to ex press our piatilude to them for their faithful work done in the school room and for their Christian examples among our children and in our homes. We feel that under their mating* men! our school has reached a standard second to none in the county, ami that our children have advanced rapidly under their elllelenl lust met ions. MB. C. V. VH'KRKY IN LAI'llKN'S. Delivers Interesting Addresses at Preshjtcrlan Church. Coming from the recent Laymen's convention at Clinton. Mr. C. V.Vick rey of New York occupied the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church last Sunday, both morning and evening, and addressed large audiences on the subject of missions. Mr. Vlckrey is traveling over the country under the auspices of the Presbyterian denom ination for the purpose of Inciting interest in the mission work. lie is not a minister |>ttI ,-i consecrated lay man: his addresses impressed his hearers and doubtless much good was done by the two services. At the morning service Mi. Vlckrey spoke on the sul .i -et of "lilvostmeuis", from which h<? develop* 1 a el >nr and logical theme that the best Investition! of mom y. t!.::t which w ill yield the largest dividends, Is in foreign luls sions that the dividends were human souls. In the evening, Mr. Vlckrey. aide-.! by Iis motion pictures ami scenes of the foreign countries, de livered a powerful address on the needs in these fields. The pictures were beautiful, and every one of them illustrated admirably the points n tide by t he speaker. Mat tin-O.h ll. On last Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. .1. C. Martin in the Kkom section. Miss Annie Sue Martin was married to Mr. .las. I?. Odell, Rev. .1. o. Martin performing the ceremony. Itciuodelitiu First Its pt 1st tint rob. for various reasons, the building committee of the First Baptist church have been itltatile to moot and open the bids for the remodeling work that is proposed. Bui it is announced two ? v ?mrk stokks. Dr. w.?. i<; i mi-I Mrs. !:. I. (iraj Hull Ihii! mi Main Street. Monday liiurhing work was begun on tllO ' ? ??' I rick building Im in;: creeled i :. West Main Stfeet by Dr. VV. II. Dial on the site of bis former office, tin express ofllee. und the of Hces <>;' Anderson & Blakely, Dr. Dial will put U|) a line, pressed bl'lek front, two story building, leaving a fifteen-foot alley in t ween it and the old Hal. building. There will he I wo store rooms on the first lloor and offices in the second story. Mrs. H. 1.. Cray of Cray Court, who owns the corner property, where the bottling works are. will erect a two story building similar to that planned by Dr. Dial. Pupils Mllsf Stand rxaniln.it inns. The filial examinations In tin- city graded school* begin on Wednesday of this week. The superintendent desires to < all attention that pupils will not l>e promoted to the next higher grade unless they remain for these examinations. All pupils who have stopped s<).ooi during the past month and desiring to return at the beginning of next session should re turn for tlnse linal examinations If they desire a trial in the next higher ?j rade. CKner-Dei ore. Sheriff M. M. Huford on Wednesday took a very pleasant trip to Itarksdale, in Daun ns county, to attend the mar riage oi' Miss Claudia Oxner to Mr, Press Devore, of (freenwood. Mrs. Devore, the bride, is a daugh ter of Mr. Uuford's friend. Mr. M C. Oxner. and the sheriff says he had one ot the most delightful visits on this occasion that he ever remembers of having in his lite. lie met a num ber of old fri< nds and acquaintances whom he had not seen in some years, and they all gave him a warm wel come, and it was a great pleasure to him to he with them. Mr. Devore. vvlio married his frnnd's danehter, is a tine young business man of Greenwood. The ceremony was performed by Itev. Mr. Dubose. N< Merry Herald and N'ews. iii's \ I.u*in:\s i.inuktox. Visit-, ( hiirloffc and (.'els Mixed I p v Ith m Iii? Kolks. The Sparttuibui'ii .lotiritlil of Sahir day ? with the reeeiil (>:' I'resideni Tali to Charlotte Which Is of local Int. rest, for Oflle<U' L?ngsten i'eferrcd to Is a nati.e of I.niireils. being the Soli Of Policeman .lohn T, Dnugstou of inis city. The Journal's story follows: Private Mace (.ungston of the Spar tlinbtirg police department, one Of the four policemen from tills city who was loaned to charlotte while President Wililfih] II- Tllft was in Charlotte on Thursday, would not 1? t (Sovernor Kitchln of North Carolina and Senator Overman see the president when they called at the S( Iwj II hotel. "When the president arrived at the Selwyn he was assigned to his room mid Private l.niigslon was assigned to duty in trout of the door of the president's room with Instructions not to let liny one into the room. IdltC a sentinel, firm and erect, tin' Spartan ... ? CEI EBRAYEl) MS 8?TM AINNlVERSARi II r. \ . .1. Cullicrl) "ii of I)! < in lias lb ached Itipr Old VgO hauj Lrlcuds (<iitlicr. MoutltVillc, May L'.lli. It v. as (hi. correspondent's good fortune und idoiiHUt'c ii> ntteud a gathering ami picnic dinner in honor of the SOth birthday of Mr. Y. ,1, Culhcrtson <>i tOkom last Sunday, 2ilrd lust. Ii has been the custom for a number of years of his children, grandchildren, and other relatives ami friends to gather at his home in annual celebra tion of this day. On this occasion Sunday there were present all his children, who are nine in number, four daughters ami live sons, a large number of grandchil dren, two Bisters, and t|ultc a number of other relatives and neighbors. Among the many gtlCKtS were ("apt. and Mrs. II. V. Fuller of lloUCil I'ath and Miss lhankie Ctllbcrlson of 0\V lugs. At noon the bountiful ami SUmptUOUS dinner brought by the dil for out families was spread under a cool shade in the yard on a (able pie pared for the purpose. These an* happy and delightful oc cnslons in (his rainily; beautiful In deed in the love, respect ami honor which they confer upon a noble, ven erable an.I worthy ancestor whose life is unexcelled in the beauty of its fatherly and chrlsdan character, it is (he wish of all that he may live to enjoy many more such occasions. Notwithstanding hi.- ndvauced ago of eighty. Mr C'ulborlson is compara tively stout, enjoys very good health, and is still able to plough that pho nomcnnl yellow mule. Sal. which has played her CUUtlillg It'lcks, pawed the earth, und kicked the breeze for ;t.s summers. Mr, NN'. Y Wat kins holds the undisputed honor of breaking this animal ol so unusual longevity to service at years old in the i prlng I of l^Tl. It is a scene rarely to he enjoyed by (hose who look upon this aped couple (Urning the soil of luo ther earth. The Missis. ('oloUUUI brothers ol (ireenw?i:mI chine OVer Sumla> to see tnejr aunt. Mi's M. M. Tongue, who has been Indisposed foi a i'e\\ days. : home from hi i wick |t( 'I'l-m,.l??. (hi.. Now doV?olrj ( niiccrn. ? lirsl class ji Mr. So'ioinoiis ha;: relit cd tin- Uark'S dale stdl'C loom on the eerie r. I'Oi' nierly (ieeupled by dm vVosioru ihiioii Telegraph company, and will bo r?.-Ji<l> for business on Juno 1st. ( revs Hill Xcws Letter. Cross Hill. Ma> Ullll The rain in lerferod very much with tin County liaptist S S conveiilion; oiiiy a few delegate) alt< nded. Rev. .1. A. Martin iciUriiOil la-l Tuesday from the iSiiptist convention in Louisville, Ky. Qitlic. a u old her of people attended the missionary niocfihii a( ('liiilVni County Home Stewardess Dies Suddenly. A REMARKABI I WOMAN Devoted Her Lift* in lhc Ministration III' (lie Sick und I inordinate. Hurled at Cross luclior, Karly last Thursday morning ?I llio county home occurred lite death i?r one of the most remarkable women in LitliretlH county, Miss .lane Slnrnes, I ho stewardess Of the home. Miss Starnes was engaged III an limped loll ot' the liimiite?' supply of clothing when she Hiiildenly fell forward I om her chair and expired til once, pre sumably from heart failure She was in the seventy-fifth yea. ? ? I her a; e. hill up to the (lull of le i ilOalh had been in remarkably good health, stroii)'.. active and ahle to lit tend to her arduous dlltioH every d: .v. She had been in i In r.i the conh;y home for something ovci twelve >? it's The burial service took place f-'rl day at Vurhnrnugli'i chapel, iii'iu Cross Anchor, in v. ho: e churchyard repose the a-he.-, ol Mis starnes' par ents, whose re..liar place is marked by a handsome iiiotiuuicnl, erected some years nun bj Miss Starnes in honor io lludi memory and thai ot her live brothers all Ol whom gnVl up their lives on the biittUdield (luring tin- war. Miss Starnes win a remarkable ivo man in that Inr life has been spent, almost eiiiirelv in the service of oth ers, ,lus( alter the wai she euiue to [?aureus county from I'nion, where, prior to tin- war. she with In r slsler, had been a seamstress. Here, her time was taken up with liursiilg siek all over I.aureus county. From place to place, from fumll.v to family, he went, mlnlsleriiiu with deli hand and I.hid least, and liililiy ale tin.-, in me conn I.\ who today niourii hei* death. er ol : . ? lllher Ol ? a last i idbutli lb tin 11 lend ol i he and sulifei I It M Of i he coiuitv (?lies Into l.h|iihhilloii, \i a I.Hug ol the - toeklloldei i I the Laufens l<"U I'll II nie viiinufiieltH big coiiipany last I'riday it was i|e< |i|ei| ill- t lhe i.. in go Into lii|uldntb?n and . ? ?