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The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, June 09, 1909, PART ONE; PAGES ONE TO EIGHT, Image 1

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Baccalaureate Preached b\
Dr. Frazer.
Annual Address Before Graduating
Class to be Delivered bj Rev.
Mr. Richardson of Greers,
Clinton. June 7.?The college COIll
raecement has been the event of en
grousing Interest this week. For ten
days past various social pleasures
hove bi < n planned for the students, so
soon to leave, and their friends.
On Sunday morning the other
churches were ail closed and the First
Presbyterian church was filled to
overflowing with the vast crowds who
wished to hear the baccalaureate ser
mon. The faculty and students oc
cupied reserved seats in the main body
of the auditorium. The Rev. Dr.
Robert Adams, who presided over the
service, the Rev. l>r. Frazer of Ander
son, who preached the baccalaureate
sermon, the Rev. Henry H. Sweets, of
Louisville, Ky., and the Rev. Dr. Ja
cobs, all occupied seats in the pulpit.
i'he choir had prepared special music
for commencement.
Dr. Adams extended a cordial invi
tation to the public to attend the ex
ercises of commencement Monday and
Tuesday evenings and Wednesday
morning. He said that it was a pe
culiar pleasure to him that his per
sonal friend, Dr. W. H. Frazer of An
derson, was to preach on this occa
sion. The scripture lesson was read
by Dr. Sweets from the ninth chapter
of John's gospel. Dr. Frazer chose
his text from the fourth verse of this
chapter, "I must work the works of
him who sent me." He brought out
the idea that Christ's was the ideal
life and that it was animated by a
consciousness of the duty of perform
ing bis divinely appointed mission.
He emphasized that Christ used the
word "must'' at every great crisis of
his life on earth. He laid down the
principle that to every one born on
earth there is a divinely appointed
(ask and that the man who does not
feel in .;is heart (he imperative "must"
of Hod calling him to its performance
has no right to a place in the world.
Ho urged 00 the graduating class the
necessity oi ? nterlng upon the active
duties of life with a definite aim and
purpose, and held up to them the ex
arople of Christ's life on earth as th< ir
one perfe. : model.
Sunday evening r. large audience
greeted th( R< V. Mr. Sweets, who de
livered the sermon before the V. M. C.
A. lie !>:?? ach.-d from a clause in the
apostle's benediction, "The Commun
ion of the Holy Chost," found in Sec
ond Corrintbians, 13:14. Among
oilier introductory remarks on the
nature of the apostle Paul's prayers
he said that in the twenty words of
this benediction be bad comprised all
the cardinal points of the Christian
religion. He brought out that the
word comhvdnidtt meant lb derivation
partnership and that th< text implied
the pOEK tdllty that man may have the
spirit t; God as his silent partner
to the possll ::::;< s and the obligations
in a human li:''* Ofservici to G?d and
o: ?
ado: able ii Inity.
consisted of afj orators' contest par
ticipated in by representatives of the
two literary societies, the EukosmlRti
and the Fl Ilomatheah. Mr. J. s. Mc
Gregor presided over this contest.
The speakers with their subjects were
as follows:
w. j?. Lafhan?Our Country's Call:
It. M. S< blotter, the Hand that Kocks
the Cradle; M, M. Sellers. The Modern
Barons; W. C. Addison. The Mission
of America, mi of the speeches were
very creditable.
Tbc Rev. S. P. Fulton. Prof. 13. H.
Hall, RJld the Rev. J, R, llooten wore
the judges. Their decision Will be
announced Wednesday morning In
connection With the regular exercises
of commencement, and*a nodal be
stowed on the winner.
The College Qiee < ii.b under the di
rection Of Miss Gl ? i' iggs rendered
delightful music between the speeches
and afforded much pleasure <o the
Tonight exercises Will consist
of a declaim* rs' contest.
Tomorrow will be the big day, when
the ReV. Mr. Richardson of Greers, s.
('., will deliver the annual address.
tl|e graduates will receive their de
grees, the announcements of honor,
conferring of degrees, and announce
ment of the action of the Board ot
Trustees will be made.
Popular Young Man Wh? was IccL
dentally Bitten b> Canine
Mr. Fred W. Greene of this city left
early Monday morning for Atlanta to
take the Pasteur treatment for a dog
bite received lart Tuesday. Saturday
the head-of the dog was sent to Atlan
ta tr. be analyzed and a telegram re
ceived Sunday stated that the dog
had rabies. Mr. Greene left ;.t cure
for treatment.
Nothing much was thought of the
matter at first, hence the delay. it
was on Tuesday of last week that the
dop. a rot. belonging to Mr. .1. A.
Copcland, appeared sick. Mr. Cope
land thought it was only some com
mon ailment and called in Mr. Greene,
who is quite a dog fancier, to assist
him in doctoring the animal. Both
Mr. Copcland and Mr. Greene were
bitten, the former's hurt being only
the slightest scratch thOUgh, while
Mr. Greene's right hand was severely
lacerated in two places. Mr. Cope
land will take treatment at home.
There seems to be considerable
danger of an epidemic Of rabies
among the dogs right now, for Sun
day night a dog. certainly mad judg
ing frcm his actions and the number
of r'.ghts it precipitated, passed
through the City. The negroes state
that it passed through "Possum Hol
low" and hit a number of dogs; it
came en the public square and the
policemen, while epiite sure it was
mad, had no opportunity to shoot it
without endangering the large plate
glass of the store windows. It went
on to the factory hill and bit more
dogs, cr.e of which has been billed
by way of prccr.ution.
\i the Opera House.
The Fagg lady minstrels will hold
down the boards ;.t the opera house
Thursday. Friday and Saturday
nights. This is one of the best at
tractions ca the road and deserves a
packed house every night during their
stay in the city. The company comes
under the auspices of the Traynhnm
Guards and is a strictly first class
attraction. A Levy of pretty girls
that wear prejty costumes; They
sing and dance wen and will please
all. Popular prices.
Wido? ef the I.ate Mr. Inihrose R?d
gens Dies in spartan burr.
News was received in Lnurens Me n
day morning of the death in Spartan
burg Sunday afternoon of Mrs. Lucy
Kennedy Hudgcns, widow of Mr, Am
brose W. Hudgcns, a native1 of this
county who died a few years ago at
Kasley where he had resided for a
number of years. After he r husband's
death. Mrs. Hudgens came to I.aureus,
making her home here until last fall
when sac removed to Spartanburg
with the family of her son, Mr, T. K.
Hudgcns. She was sixty-odd years
of ago and was a sister of Messrs; J.
Hillhiry. Hugh s.. ,i. ; . ;l Ciar
ence E. Kennedy, and Miss Lilly Ken
nedy, ail < t ].:.:::
, ?
Miss v. \k\ !. n wt ?: TO WED.
Will Become Bride ef Mr. N. I- Dan?
lei Oil liiiu sixteenth.
Cross Hill, .lone 7th.- An expected '
event of muc h i;.te.es; in C e.ss Hi!l
is the approaching marriage ol Miss
Mary T. Nance to Mr. w. L. Daniel
of Baluda. The bride-to-be, Miss
Mary Nar.ee, has .> host of friends in
Cros Hill, her home town, and she has
made many friends ail over the state
In her splendid work as president of
the School Improvement association,
all of whom are much interested a fid
will wish her much happiness. Ilr.
Paniol is a nol le yOUhg man in every
respect, related to some of the best
families of Edgefleld and is now a
member of the legislature from Salu
da county.
They are to tie married in the Pres
byterian church Of Cross Hill a' '1 .
o'clock a. m. oa Wednesday, .hitic 1
Kdh. ifo:> i.oving hands will make
old Liberty Springs chureh a bower
of loveliness for the occasion and
that p.iB'-e of tue art. Mr. James T
BaCOn, will be Were to play tLe Wed
ding march,
Annual Commencement Exercises Were Held on Friday
in the Auditorium of the New School Building
With Large Crowds in Attendance.
"The Qualities That Win," was the Subject of President
Harms'Speech, While Dr. Moffatt Lsed the
Scriptural Injunction of Solomon, "Re
member Th> Creator in the Dins
of Thy Youth"
Last week saw :he closing of possi
bly the most successful session in the
history of the 1,fair ens graded schools.
The occasion was particularly auspic
ious owing to the fart trat the mim
lior of graduates this year It :.? la g
est ever sent c ui from t o ><? heel, r.i d
because the exercises wert held '. tr.o
elegant, new building on Lr.r.vcr.s
street. No exercises were held at
the East End school, hence hue/est
was centered entirely in the < Sty
The graduates cf the school this
year were; Eugene and Yates Hrown,
Knu st Mar i.? n, Pearl Clardy, Eva
I Coleman, Clarn Davenport. i.<!e:i;;
Dorrob, Willie Dcvroh, Hettle Lake,
|Tennle Madder.. Kitty Owens, Addle j
j Shealy, Mary Sullivan, Mary Teague,
Jessie Thompson, and Imogenc Wllkcs.
On Friday morning, < ! hist week,
the first of the closing exercises of
the Laurons graded scheiols were held
; in the new auditorium :r: the presence
I of a* large number ol ti c school pa- j
irons and friends, consisting ol reci
tations, papers, a debate, and decla
mations by ti.e members of the tenth
grade, and number <?' songs by the
', school.
Opening the exercises of the morn
ing. Rev. J. O, front led the audience
In prayer, following which Miss Ro
berta Dorroh, president ol the class
took charge of the exercises and with
'ease and dignity introduced the mem
I bers and announced t'r.'ir subjects:
this, affer U tie*", but well worded ad- |
dress of welcome ort the part ol the
graduating class.
Miss Inr.opone WJlkes read the 1 is
tory of !.< ?: Class, following its :c ::>???
by Mieses Ter.nle Madden arid Kitty
Owtngs. Very wisely was it arranged
that no "there men'1 ehould act as
judges ( ?) tl is momentous question,
which doubtless Would have been
wholly one-sided because of natural
bias; so the audience was left to still
ponder the matter. The debate was
quite s.:; enjoyable feature the pro
A i retty song was then sung by
the children of the first and second
grades, after which little Miss Martha
Franks very charmingly recited that
winning little poem, "The Goblin's
Will ('.it You, ?( you Don't Watch
Out." And then, young Hermann
('rout, who possesses a remarkable
voice. >;.ig a catchy little ditty, as
sisted by the chorus.
Miss Addie Shealy, ol the tenth
grade, rclted an excellent piece in
which she evidenced quite a gift in
the negro dialect; her rendering of
this was loudly applauded. The class
criticism was then read by Miss Bva
Coleman, in which were pointed out
some winning virtues oi her class
mates, .'.'.:s? Pearl Clnrdy lifted the
of the future ;.T,d revealed the
coming states ol her friends in a
manner q. ;*e well pleading, judging
front the happy smiles that wreathed
the countenances i f these on the ros
trum. M -s i!ett:e Lake, who is un
the art
? .- ? .? . ? ? ? . i i ? ? ?
g v ? ? caret
: ? a '
arc under
.loUCS foi' \n\
?> nd( ami
iple of Laurent
ligi.*:i \o Mr
. liana- to Lau
rons. Tin* sui;<ct of the RddrOSS of
Friday evening was "The Qualities
thai Win", anti the theme was (hat
in Culture, obtained through train
ing at ear institutions of learning,
leavened by t'J) Kindness tor all man
kind and the works of Cod. all Inter
woven Into a tit Character of
strength, honor and honesty, were
qualities upon which a life. t<> t <? a
success, must be builded. The
speaker said that this problem of life
was a riddle, had been always, and
the way to build it was still a <;i:? s
ilon with mankind.
Many ways have been tried", said
Dr. Harms, "some have thought that
power was the key to a successful
life, but Nero was an example of
power am! so were the Caesars, but
none will say that theirs were suc
cessful lives. The pursuit of pleas
ure is deemed by some the way to
success, but the pleasure of the world
is empty, while Cod has conspired to
make all mankind have a good time
by providing a multitude of nature's
blessings for his enjoyment. Rv< u
work is not the road to success, al
though ii is a necessary preliminary
for the qualities that do win". Pur
suing the subject the Bpenker showed
very (dearly thai culture, or school
training, was one of the necessary
qualities; defining this statement,
however, he said that it must bo the
kind of culture that made men do
things, not the false culture that
made men sneer at a fellow-man.
"Hfllclcncy", said he, 'is the aristoc
racy of today".
The second quality that wins Is
kindness, as Dr. Harms showed very
clearly. Culture without a kindly
feeling toward all mankind is cold
and heartless, and aids but little in
the effort to build a life. And third,
character is essential to succe ss. Cul
ture and a show Of kindness, not
backed up by character ol strength
and honesty was useless. The com
him.tion of H e three was necessary.
"Cultuie," .aid the speaker, "for its
own sake is a folly aid a crime, but
blended witli kindness and woven into
character it is the road to snecers in
Net* C;> .-.hoc; Building.
through tr.c Ion? yen:.--, of their t roc I
lifo. Mi?fl Mary Teague gave 6 i. .? i
history of the old school building, now
e?oated and being torn down; while
Miss, Willie Dorroh read a good (??
script'.on of the now building, of
which the city is fo proud. Dec lama*
tlor.s were delivered by tho three
young men ot the class, Messrs. Br
Dent Mart.on. Rugeno an 1 VntOS
Brown, a very Interesting dobato
wac held upon th<> subject: t Resolved,
That a young woman's education Is
not Com pi 1 .it* I she baa tuk< n a
course in domestic rcIoucc. Thrt af
firmative quety was" advocated
in eti ons argument i y M'ssob Mary
Mary ?ulliVOn :.r (1 .?? 3Sie Thompson,
while the negative ahly upheld
and which canned much m* . >t;.<i.:.
;.;kI A mu!g by (be school. ''(.:. :.? 't
.i to the mein hers c; ?).<? ncv?
enlh grade ih?> certiflca'.es ol admis
slop 11 to {1 " tiIf i BCtlOOl.
' ;t v.ii i oh p.-idhy evening the:
members of the graduating class re
ceived diplomas from ihe higb
I school, Tt.<-t<- were sixteen ot lbe*o
graduates', ihm young men ?ud ll?lr?
teen you hg ladles: the diplomas were"
presented by Hoi. <' ". PVjathorHtono.
chairman of t:?- board ;>f trustee
The fen Id re oi Friday evenhiR'i ex
. . ?; .
Mating eh s by Rev. John Henry
p.. im. ; ?? ddei ; of Nevi be rry col
lege. Dr. Ham u;. i a i!? mate ol
RCVcn pupils who have
honor roil in hi tcnda :.??? . namely
those who have neither bain absent
a da)' during the ROM Ion nor
taniy. nor be< a dlBmlfsod froth soh< i
?.Ml (ho honor rolls appear o.i another
; hat:".
! One number 61 ih< i ?pro*
grain v as a hcntltlflll KOng 'v
n.<!..!,< : s of the tenth i ; i . ' 'Yak".
? '
('hided wiiii prayer by ;..<? K v. \v. K.
I '
latireale sermon !?:>? Imembers
j (Continued ?;i ; ai > K!ght.)
The Laurens County School
System-"HoM Operated.
\n 1"xtr*i l.cvj raid in Ncarlj On<
Hall' tin- Districts Intercstlnp
Data 1'resClltcd.
One of tlie greatest questions tear
confronts any people Is tho uuonltoi
of education. H is gratifying t<
know that the pcoph re Inking < ?
new li'" along that lino. Throughout,
the country tin y uro beginning to se<
tlio need of more ollleleut teachers
better school rooms, ami longer sei. ol
terms. Almost OVCry school has
library of its own. The books ur<
being read by both implls ami patrons
Hut, as you will .'.<<? from the Hgures!
below, (ho greatest need of tho rv-ru.'
schools in I.aureus county today i
longer I'chool lerni. How Is that Ui
be brought about? This is tin- most
important issue just now. sixty,
eighty, ami a hundred school daj
year are not suth< i< m in educate out
boys and girls. Thirty districts, In
cluding tho city ami high schools, ar<
paying an extra school tax. You will
see from the figures In low that ll ? ??
districts are paying their teacher?
well, and that they have a school let u
of seve n, eight ami nine months. Tin?
remaining thirty six districts lira to
pending entirely upon tho publfr
money to educate their children. Cou
Bcuuently (heir schools arc not pros
perlng at they should.
Laun i.s county Is divided into slxt)
six school districts, Including tin
city schools. Most of the rural ?
IriCtS hnv< only on?' white school, 10
cated near the center of ti e district,
Fact, t?strlct has its own funds sepui
ale and distinct.
lielow !s giv< n some interesting i
from < neb district in the county.
Laurel;. School District No. I.
Trinity UldgC school, Trustees, <:
a. Ft;.1. I'. V.'. Watts lind F. .1. Ov.
lugs. m ?. I.. 11. i-Jliedge .- 11<I .'."is
Heinle Hudgens. tehohers. No. Ol
pupils 7;: icngih of school tdrrti
ii.ontlis; special school levy, I mills:
raised by private subscription, 174.00;
1 t'Ci l\'< <' t. the Isafe I bard, $ IUO.OO i
? ?
l.aun School District No.
v.. !:. !' idgi as. .1. a. Woffoi'd, and
|c;i< ?: ! ? ful
I.?-??*? r and Miss Mainli F l.angston
Mi; lei
term, f months; special school jet*
2 h ' I'.- ; total school fund, ?.7r.*'..J'
l.aun ii* School Dlstricl No. ;
i ;.. ' drove school Trustees, '/. ft
Trhynbur: C. v. Crnddoek ami F. ll
I i:11r-? Si Moo! DU frit
Lauren* School District So, (I,
Oak Orove school -Trustees, V It
Dlnkoley i fid s. It Sloan. Miss Heretic
<:! : No, of pupils, ."C; b ntt'h of Schoo1
7 months; special school h-\>.
_' mills; vital school fund, *dt:'..0N.
l.iiurciiM Seim?.I H!strh t No. 11.
!. ... > ns City and I iiu-'i schools.
Tr.p ? ? c. 0. Peal hers tone, r 11
!:<'. J .(. IMumkI o. i*. Simmons
!'. :,. Simpson, and .1. C. Owliigs
Prof. F (. .lom ;. superintendent'?
teachers, Mia* Destlc houtross, Ml??
?nie Colvln, Miss Resale Dyrd, M\?i
Emily Meng Mi ;s Julia Webb-r, AI\H I
F?->;?? Kendrlek, Miss Laura Hubs
dnlo, ">'. kh Dorcas Calm* ... Mi ?? Hcssh

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