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Church Membership^of Il(i8
I $3.14 PER MEMBER
"Silks on Laymen's Movement nt First
?I Prcsbj (orinn Amounts Prom
ised For The Vcnr.
ijOThc Sunday morning service nl tin
First Presbyterian church was given
t# a symposium on missions, Rev. C.
.Fi Rnnkin pastor, and the three lay
HBegntes from tins church t<> the re
cent Laymen's convention in Columbia
JftThe striking features of litis great
??rlstinr. gathering, such as (lie splen
did iisd inspiring addresses heard
there, the marked unity of all creeds,
ai&d the business like way in which the
time v.is utilized were all referred to.
, $T>r. II. K. Alken, one of the deacons
of this <?' inch, commented incidentally
Won tl ( late convention and then ad
drc31 'id I is remarks to the Inquiry ;
.'jwVI'.y Is (hero a Layman's movement?" (
wit'i accent on the terminal "man". 1
f'The missionary spirit," said he, "is'
afr:.in<> of mind, an attitude; an essen- !
tial elotnenl in the character of all
members of Christ's kingdom. The
absence" of it is proof positive that we ,
never knew Him. The present move
ment is no new organization but new ;
Inspiration for indifferent and nomi
nal followers of the great founder of
the work. .losus Christ as the organ
izer will ever be the head;. The lHble
18 the prospectus, and His professed
friends are asked to invest not only
their money but their talents,, their j
interest, their prayers and. for those'
who have the bravery to make the sac- i
rlflce, their lives hi this the supreme
business of the whole church."
"Missions is no longer a matter of
opinion but one of evidence and the
best way to get interested in this sub
ject is to investigate It. This invest
ment is the only one that will pay div
idends for time and eternity."
These are a few of tile thoughts ela
beratod and illustrated by the speaker,
but. no brief synopsis, stich as space
will permit, does justice to the con
vincing character of the layman's ap
peal. Dr. Alken spoke with earnest
ness and evident feeling, for twenty
mlnut< s or more. This church has for
some year... been supporting one mis
sionary in the foreign held but for the
coming year will contribute it prorata
of $1 per capita, on a membership of
In connection with the meeting at
the First Presbyterian church, and in
view of the interest centered in the
cause of foreign missions, it will be
?f interest to the people to know what
the churches of Laurens are doing in
this line of Christian work.
Among the seven white churches of
...the city, the First Baptist leads In the
matter of contributions to foreign mis
sions. With a membership of 270 this
church will give during the coming
year $2,000 to the cause. The second
Baptist, membership of H.r>. will give
$100; the Episcopal, with membership
I of 20 will give $35; the First Presby
\ torian with membership of 2G0 will
? give $1,010; the Todd Memorial (Pres
byterinn) with membership of 39 will
give $70; the First Methodist with
membership of 360 will give $ir.0: and
the Second Methodist with member
ship Of 71 will give $100.
The total church membership of the
city is 11G8, contributing a total n
mount of $3,785 to foreign missions,
or $:i.l l per member. The figures giv
en above are in several Instances ap
proximate, based on the contributions
of last year.
Mr. Benjamin GlTCB ? '??'>(!
Mr. J. B. Benjamin of Mountvllle
Railed on Superintendent Qeo. L. Pitts
on Monday of this week and contribut
ed$?.00 to the fund for prizes In the
bey's corn club. Mr. Benjamin is en
thusiastically In favor of the scheme
and wishes it to succeed Supt. Pitts
exprosses the desire that others con
tribute to this cause; the plan 13 bound
to succeed, but contributions arc P0C
Choral Practice Thursday.
Prof. \V. O. Bnrnwoll, director of the
Laurens choral society, announces
that there will lie practice of the ChO
rus on Thursday evening of this week.
S o'( lock at the residence of Bev. ("has.
' F. Ronkin. All the members are urg
ed to be present.
TO REMODEL COURT
HOUSE IN LAURENS
liill Introduced To Authorize Expend!
ture of $10,000 on 1.aureus Court
House Other Matters.
A lull has been introduced in the
general assembly by the Laurens del
egation to provide for repairs and ad
ditions to the court hou ; ? hero. This
bill is based on a petition, signed by
several hundred of the heaviest tax
payers in the city and county, which
was forwarded to Sonator Whnrton on
.Monday. The petition was written by
Attorney R. E. Babb, and circulated
by Mr. O. \V. Bnbb, who dates that In
but one instance did a elHzt n -1 sclln -
to sign it. it appears thai the dor.!re
for Improving the coat house s unan
in Bpeaking of the matter Saturday,
Solicitor Cooper said that he thought
$15,000 hardly sufficient to do the nec
essary work, and that he was in hopes
that SIX,000 would be seemed.
Senator Wharton's bill provided
that the county board of commission
ers of Laurens give aid to Calvin Har
per (colored) passed, also his bill pro
viding that the treasurer of Laurens
remit certain taxes to Reedy River
Senator Wharton has introduced a
bill to appoint a commission to take
Charge Of funds appropriated by the
bill to provide a memorial portrait of
Col. .lohn Laurens, Revolutionary sol
dier and patriot. Five thousand dol
lars is the appropriation carried in j
the measure. The commission named |
is: Dr. H. K. Alken, W. O. Hinson, A.
E. Con/ales, J, L. Coker and John J.
McMahan. The portrait would be
placed in the state capitol.
.Mr. Ray Humphries Here.
I Mr. Ray Humphries, county super
I intendent of education of Union COUll
j ty, was in the city for a day or so
last week, visiting his sister. .Mrs. A.
J. Taylor. Mr. Humphries is one of
the youngest school officers in the
state, having been elected two years
ago over several opponents. He finds
j the work congenial and says that he
expects to stand for reelection in the
primary next Bummer.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
Meeting of Director.** Called For This
Afternoon at 1:80 O'clock.
By order of the president, II. K.
Alken, Secretary McCuon calls a moet
j ing of the board of directors of the
chamber of commerce for this after
noon at 4:30 o'clock, in room 5, En-j
terprise bank building. Business of
[ importance is to come before tin
It has been such a long time since
1 the board has met that possibly there
are some who do not know they are
members. The board consists of the
following: II. K. Alken. W. If. Dial. ().
j B. Simmons, W. R. McCuon, S. J. Cralg,
I J. B. Rrooks, R. A. Cooper, M. L.
Copeland, N. B. Dial, D. A, Davis. W.
L. Cray. K. P. Minter, M. J. Owlngs,
P. A. Simpson. A. C. Todd. \V. IL
Washington, and S. M. Wllkes. These
are urged to attend the meeting this
MRS. HATTIi: HARPER BEAD.
Greenville County Lady Who Had Rel
atives In This City.
.Mrs. Ilnttle Ragwell Harper, wife
of Mr. Isaac Harper who until about
a year ago were residents of the Sandy
Springs section of Greenville county,
died Sunday night at the home of her
daughters. Mrs. .1 .(!. Mock at Pied
mont. Mrs. Harper was a daughter
1 Of the Into Frederick Bagwell of
Princeton and a sister of Mr. John L.
1 Bagwell of the same place. She was
! nlso an acut of Chief of Police W. S.
Bag wo! 1 and Mrs. W. L. Taylor of this
: city, and the mother-in-law of Dr, 1.
Comer Mock, formerly of Laurens,
i now of Piedmont.
Small Blaze Saturday.
Lato Saturday afternoon fire was
discovered on the roof of the Switzor
residence on South Hamper street,
having caught from papers burnt In
the tire plaCO, The alarm was sent
In and the fire company responded
promptly; the blaze was extinguished
without any trouble and bul little
damage was sustained.
New Building ami Loan.
A charter for the Merchants' Build
ing and loan association has been se
cured and the incorporators are ad
vertising the opening of books of sub
scription. The ofllces of the associa
tion will be at the Bank of Laurens.
Messrs J. .1. Adams, W. R. Rlehey. Sr..
and 0. R .Simmons are the orgnnizors
of the new association.
DEATH OF MKS. .1. Ii. PAKROTT.
Beloved Woman Dies ?( Her Homo In
Clinton, Jnn. 25.?The death of Mrs.
J. 1*.. PurroM lusl Wednesday night
was a shock to the entire community.'
She had been suffering for nboul two
weeks from bronchitis but was net
rory ill p.nil the fact was not known
boyond her Intimate circle. On Wed
nesday afternoon about 1 o'clock she'
had o sinking spell which alarmed her
family greatly, lie;- son, Prof. Glenn!
Parrot! of Cross mil, was summoned
by telephone and reached hero on the1
?! o'clock train. At S'tlo she died,!
heart failure being the Immediate
cause of her ih tttli.
Mrs. Parrel was widely known and
had hosts; ,of devoted frlonda whoso
grief was added to that of hep sor
rowing children. She h aves live child
ren, Mrs. .1. w. Copeland Jr., Miss
Margaret Pnrrott. Master Bernte Pnr
rott. Mr. Glenn Pnrrott of Cross Hill.
Mr. Snyder Pnrrott of Texas, besides
adaughter-in-law, Mrs. lien. F. Par
rot! of Greenwood.
The Rev. c. Lewis Fowler, her pas
ter, was out of town et the time of
her d<aih, but return d home when
the news reached him and conducted
the funeral, hi which Dr. Bean am!
Dr. Jacobs devoted friends of tie late.
Rev. J. D. Parrot! and his family, took
IB \ \Y. Vc 11.1.! VMS COMING.
Will Address Boys Who Become Mem
bers of Corn Club.
Mr. Ira W. Williams, head of the
government demonstration work in
South Carolina, will be in Laurens on
February 12th. and address the boys
of the corn club that is being organ
ized by Superintendent of Education
Geo. L. Pitts. The hour of the meet
ing is 11 o'clock in the court house,
and will be a part of the meeting of
the Farmers' union, on which occasion
Prof. Biggs and Prof. Harper oi Clem
son college will also speak.
The fact that these three speakers
will bo here on that day should bring
a great crowd to the city. All the
members of the Farmers' union should
I lie in attendance, and all the boys who
expect to enter the corn contest should
j take advantage of the opportunity to
hear Mr. Williams, for he will give
l them some valuable information about
the contest. Mr. Williams is one of
the most attractive speakers in the
! slate; he has something to say and
; In- says it in a plain convincing man
| nor. The school trustees are urged
' to be on band.
Let the people keep jn mind the
i date: February 12th.and the fact that
Ithree distinguished speakers will de
I liver addresses.
Mr. P. B. Bailey To Speak.
As will be noted In an article on
another page, Mr. P. B, Bailey of the
I county is to address the Live Stock
association at Columbia next week on
the subject of hog raising. In view
of his marvellous success in this In
dustry, Mr. Bailey is well qualified to
speak, and those who hear him will
J doubtless learn something about how
to rnise hogs and how to make money
A Correction Noted.
it was stated In The Advertiser last
week that the dwelling owned by Mrs.
F. C. Pea ice, which was destroyed by
(ire Saturday night, was insured for
$i,oiin. According to a statement
from Mrs. Ponrco this is an error, and
there was no insurance on the build
ing at all. It was also stated that
there was no insurance on the store
of Putnam & Putnam; later Informa
tion has it. that there was insurance
to the amount of $2,500 or possibly a
little more, the exact amount was not
Comet Seen ID I,aureus People.
An unknown comet was seen by a
number of people in Laurens at about
0:30 o'clock on Saturday evening and
again on Monday evening. It appear
ed in the heavens somewhere near the
planet Venus, and while it was very
I bright, the evening star was even
: more brilliant, it was supposed by
many that this was Halley's coun t of
which so much has recently been Raid.
However, it is stated that Halley's
comet win not be visible In Ibis part
of the world until about Mav l.Xth.
w. s. Grny Secures tgeiify.
As will be noted in the advertise
ment on another page, W. 9. Gray &
Sons of Woodruff have secured the a
gency for the Coo-Mortimer fertilizer:".
Mr. T. D. Darlington of Laurens Is at
? the head of the state Rgcnclcfl In Boulll
i Carolina for Coo-Morlluier Company,
URS. KOHLS FATHER DK AI).
Hi'\. Arthur JotYrej Dies M Heine in
Mrn. .ins. Ii. Iloyd of thla city re
ceive! las: week the sad intelligence
lltut her father, Rev. Arthur Jeffrey,
of Sundorlnnd, England had died at
his homo en Tuesday. January 11th.
Her many friends In the city deeply
sympathize with her in this bereave
ment, which is made peculiarly tad
in that she had not sei n her fnthor
since leaving her old home in England
several years ago. and because of tho
fact that twice (the had planned to go
hack to the old country, but unavoida
ble circumstances prevented.
In Its conunentB on the death of Mr.
Jeffrey, tin; Sundorlnnd Echo nayn:
"Tie ilecctised gentleman who was in
his sovi nlielh year was well kno'vn
and respected in tin' town, and his
death is deeply mourned. lie had 1
ways taken a Keen interest in politics,
was Unionist and an ardent tariff
reformer Was a prominent member
of the Poker Congregational church
whore a service was conducted today
by the Rev. John Stnchnn, which gen
tleman also olllcinted at the grnvo
CAPT. Y. J. CU LBERTSON
DIED LAST FRIDAY
One of County's Oldest and Most lie.
spectt'd Citizens Passes AwtlJ
In Kigliteth Year.
Mountvillc, Jan. 21th.?After nine
days painful illness of pneumonia,
Capt. Y. .1. Ctilhertson died at his home
near Ekotn, Friday evening. 21st. lust.
Ills had been a long quiet, and peace
ful life of eighty years. A wife, who
was Miss Jane Watkins, and nine chil
dren, live sons and four daughters,
survive him, all of .whom were with
him during his last sickness and death.
He leaves also two brothers, Drs. J.
R. and H. L. Culhertson, and two
sisters, .Mrs. II. Y. Fuller and Mrs. .1.
Many things might he said in just
eulogy of Mr. Culbertson 's long, use
ful ami consistent Christian life, hut
it is a common expression among all
who knew him that "Uncle Young"
never indulged in offensive or injuri
ous language towards his neighbors
or others. His was a daily Christian
I life. From early life he had been a
member of Union llnptlsl church and
for many years was a deacon. The
golden rule was the motto of his faith
atid practice. Many persons have of
ten pointed to his consistent charac
ter as model worthy of emulation.
He is no more. Put his Influence
; is still bright as a beacon light to tin
wayward and thoughtless.
His remains were tenderly placed
' to rest Saturday afternoon in the cem
' etery at Union church where Ik; had
j so long and happily labored and wor
shiped. Rev. w. i). (lammet of Lau
rens his pastor conducted the funeral
service in tin; presence of many sor
rowing relatives and friends.
It is a sad fact worthy of note that
Laurens county has lost by death dur
ing the early days of this year three
of her oldest citizens. Capt. John
Moore and Mr. Lewis Martin having
preceded Mr. Culbertson only a week
These were not only among the oldest
citizens, but also among the foremost
in County and church affairs, and all
prominent in the Rnptisl church.
*;?<) For One Med'.
Nir. S. G. McDaniel. tin- market man,
bought a I"ne beef last week from Mr,
(leo. F. Wolff of tin- county. The beef
Weighed 1 100 pounds and brought 0X
actlv $50.00. Mr. McDaniel says that
great progress has been mado in this
comity in the matter of raising beef
Officers of farmers' Union.
The following officers have been o?
. leeted for the Laurens County Farm
j ers' union, to serve during the ensuing
year: II. J. Q, Curry, president; R. D.
I Doyd, vice president; O. P. Goodwin.
secretary; and J. Wade Anderson
i county business agent,
Snrvoj lias Been Completed.
The surveyors have completed their
work on the Watts UTOporty recently
i bought by the North* LaiU'otlS Rea!t\
Company, meaning that all the lots
i have boon laid out and tliO streets
marked. Hangs of workmen are now
grading and building the streets pre
paratory to the sale that jr, announced
in another column. It appears that
there will be a jolly good time for all
the poo pi 0 who attend this big sale, as
n number of amusements will be pro
vlded. Mr. R, F. Arthur is the ftgonl
for the realty company.
.i. Archie Willis Ituys Half Inlcvcsl
In Paper Here W 111 Mov< to
Laurens Fobriuir) 1st.
it is announced iliai Mr. .1. Archie
Willis, now editor <>!" the Woodruff
News und llcrald and the Fountain
Inn N.'vvs and Motions, In s purchased
a half Interest In the Lnurensvtllo
llcrald and will move to Laurens h
houl February 1st, to enter upon his
new worki Although taking upon
I In self ihis additional work Mr. WH-1
Iis will continue u> i?uliiis!i the Wood
ruff and Fountain Inn pnpors.
With Tho llcrald Mr. Willis will ,
give t!i>- larger part of Iiis 'im< l(
the business inanagenieiit. assisting hi
the editorial and roporlorial work.
Col. 'P. It. Crews will continue as < dl
tor of the paper. The statement was
made In tho dally papers thai Mi.
Willis had bought tin- entire plant;
tliis. Iiowovor, according i<> a stale
monl from Col. Crews is Incorrect,
sine- Mr. Willis has bought bat ball
interest. It was nlso said that Mr.
Willis contemplated publishing a dai
ly paper hero; Ibis was denied by Co!.
Crews who said that III present no
changes \v< re under consideration, and
(hat The Herald would continue a
Mr. Willis has a number of friends
bore who will welcome him to tho
city and wish him well in his new
CROSS 1111.1. NF WS NOTES?
People Are Interested In New Count)
Cross Hill. .Ian. 24th.?Dr. and Mrs.
R. C. Davenport of Augusta were re
cent visitors in town.
Miss Theresa Crisp is visiting rela
tives in Atlanta.
Mr. /ell Turner has returned to his
work in Atlanta.
Rev. ?. M. Hollingsworth ami Mess
rs It. A. Austin and 0. It. Pitts attend
ed the Laymen's Missionary meeting
in Columbia last week.
The new county scheme with the
county seat here is all the talk. Some
persons an- very sanguine and enthu
clastic over the Idea.
Prof, Glenn Purrotl was called to
Clinton last Wednesday on account of
the serious illness and death of his
I mother. Mrs. Parrot! dlod Wednesday
night, A numbi r of ladies and some
of tho pupils of the school from hero
attended the funeral at Clinton on
Mr. Jacob Frey and sister Miss Kate.
I of Fair Forest are visiting Miss
Mr, A. It, Wade has returned to
. Dacula, Georgia, aftoi spending ton
days With home folks here.
Mr. W. T. Maddon's new house is go
ing up in a hurry. They are putting
on tho shingles ibis week.
FARM Kits' MEETING POSTPONED.
Will He Held On Friday, February
lift Ii. At Court House.
Owing If) the fact that Prof. Harper
and President Riggs of Clemson col
lege cannot be in Laurens at tho fann
ers' meeting announced to bo held
on Jnnuaray 28th. the meeting Is post
1 poned until Friday tho 12th. of Fob
, nary. The legislature will visit Clem
son on the 2Mb. and tlx- professors
are c9mp< Hod to be there on that date.
However, they express a desire to
hove tin- date postponed thai thoy may
AI the meeting mi February 12th.
, the fertlll/.or question will be the clilol
topic of discussion. There should be
a largo crowd present, both because
of the facl that tho fertilizer question
is of vast Importance and because tin
speakers that are to be here are au
thorities in this line.
The I otto I' from Prof. Harper to
Secretary Anderson is as follows:
"I wrote you a few days ago that
Prof. Rlggs and I would be at your
place on Jan. 28th, but the legislature
lias decided to visit Hie colloeo III thai
time and neither Prof. Kiggs nor my
i self will be able IO leave tho college
because it is absolutely neeosi ary
that we be here when the legislature
' comes. I hope dial this will not III
C?nvIonCO you and that you will call
a meeting for one week after thai
Motion Picture Shows.
A m w company has openod up the
electric theatre in the i |ty opera house
having given tin- first performance
Monday night. Oroni Improvements
l ast- been made, line pictures are be
ing showed mid pleasing vaudeville
Stunts are "pulled (iff" at each per
formance. Popular prices prevail.
IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Culled and Condensed for
RESUME OS PAST WEEK
( arrant Kreuts of Interest in This
Stale Selerll'd and Urb flj Noted
I'or Vihorllsor Renders.
Alk? n. Aller an Illness of about a
weak, ludge James Aldi ich pass ?I
away at I'! u'olot k Sunday, at his
Itoihc In Alken. Tho Judge begun to
weaken poreeplilbly las' night and
I is death was expected by his rela
tives and friends. At the time of his
death all df his sisters and his daugh
ter, Mis. Hall wore at his bedside.
Al.oul a week ago Judge Aldrtch
suffered a physical collapse and ho
staled from tin- llrst that he would not
sur\ i \??.
Arrangements have been made for
th" funeral exorcises to bo conducted
at St, Thnddomt Episcopal church of
which he was a member on Tuesday
afternoon Hl I : 110 o'clock.
Interment will take place In Iho
family burying lol at st. Thaddens
church after the funeral beside the
grave of his wife who died a little
more (hail n year ago. Judge Aldrtch
was a member of the Alken lodgo
No. IfiO, A. 1''. M.i and a past master.
Columbia, The state hoard of health
has started a crusade to eliminate
the public drinking cup from the
state on the ground that tin' cup is
a dangerous spreader of infectious
diseases. A hill will likely he Intro
duced in the legislature abolishing tl)0
common cup in public places, includ
ing schools, waiting rooms and rail
Dr. William, secretary of the state
board of health, is exhibiting a supply
I of individual paper drinking cups
Which are placed in a small vendor
m ar Hie water cooler in the office of
In North Carolina tin board of
health condemned the common cup
last July. Authorities have proved
that the genus of dlpthcrhi. tubercu
losis and other more loathsome di
senses are convoyed rrom sick persons
to healthy ones on the I' m ol drink
ing cup.; in publt' places
Death of Mi s Snnib Liltdlcy.
Miss Sarah Lindli y. ng< i 72. died at
her homo near I ?hun Crook church
last Saturday ami was buried on Sun
day. She was a daughter of William'
! lilndley and since his death Miss Llnd
? ley and her ; i. tor, Mis Elizabeth
Mndlcy, have res Id od alone.
Laurens Lodge To Meet.
A regular communication of Laurens
lodge, number 2C0, A. F. M. will bo
hold on Friday night of this week.
Work in the H. A. degree.
LOCAL AM) PERSONAL MENTION*
Short Items of Interest Concerning'
Mr. J. D. W. Wallis v. a in (he city
yesterday afternoon enroutn to Co
lumbia to attend a meeting of the coiu
initteo appointed some wi ks ago i<?
Investigate iho books of Secretary
Love of toe Sttite Fair association. It
Is reported that Mr, Love is several
thousand dollars short In ills account:-)
and a committee consisting of D. A.
Splvey, It, I larri. and I. I). W. Waits
of Laurens was appointed to mako an
Me : W. II. ain! An:.tin LtniiHin of
Cross Hill were in the < it; on Th?r* ?
Mr. ,Ioo Smith, formerly of II, Ter
ry's, has ae.COpU (I a position with Da
vis Roper iV Co., beginning his, new
work yesterday morning.
Mr. Rlchanrd Children*, son of Mr.
S. I). Childless, who has been quItQ
ill with pneumonia, was considerably
better last night.
Miss Florence stone who is teaching
the Slmms school in Oroonvlllo conn
ty, spent Saturday and Sunday in Lau
rens with her parents, Mi. and Mrs.
j W. L. Stone.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. E. Minter or Scdalia
returned to their home yesterday after
a few days visit in the city.
Bridge Almost f omplclcd.
The railroad people have about Com
pleted the now1 roadway under tho
tracks on E. ;| Main street. The
change is a great Improvement! there
is really no danger of collisions now;
formerly, it was extremely dangerous.