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^.^BBI^^H^K ru. j? ^ EXCEUENT ITWl If "FT1 T T |^T T i\ Tk T r*l T1 fn ^*1 , :,RST CLASS 1 nJu UiMlUIM llivlL^ VOL. LXVI. NO. til. UMOX. 8.C., l)jfcDAY,MAY !><?, li)l<> _ vV y***^; A?vi:A k _ i-ii :*'iH T5 . DEATH CLAIMS T. PE End Came Sunday Afternoon. Prominent Physician and Man of High Ideals?Burial at Fair Forest Cemetery. Dr. T. P. Kennedy passed away Sunday afternoon at 3:35 o'clock, after a lingering illness of many months. The burial was in Fair Forest cemetery five miles West of Jonesville Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Dr. Kennedy was one of Union's leading physicians and was a man possessed of high ideals. He was cut down in the prime of life, but, i.:. i;'r_ *-i iicvci tucicao, nia iiic was tint; wortnily lived. He stood for the best things in life, believing that a man should show himself worthy in every relation of life. He located in Union, his native county, for the practice of his profession upon his graduation a few years ago, and in a very short time succeeded in building up a good practice. Dr. Kennedy was for two years a student at Clemson college. He studied medicine four years in Tulane university, New Orleans, graduating with distinction from that institution in the year J910. Dr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage Miss Blanche Thomson, anti his mother, Mrs. Eunice Kennedy, and four brothers and one sister. His brothers are: B. F. Kennedy of Jonesville, Rev. A. B. Kennedy of Columbia, H. L. Kennedy of Virginia and A. G. Kennedy of Union. His surviving sister is Mrs. C. M. Scott of Columbia. The burial was conducted by Rev. Geo. P. White, pastor of the First Baptist churchy of which Dr. Kennedy was a consistent member. ' ? *' P TEACHER ENTERTAINS PUPILS. On Friday afternoon, May 19, the music class of the Union High school had a rehearsal of their recital, after whieh refreshments, -consisting of sandwiches, ices and cake, were served by the teacher, Miss Beatrice Wilburn. Then Miss Wilburn gave a theater party to her class, which was enjoyed by everyone. A SOCIAL EVENT. Miss Jamima Wilburn, assisted by her sister, Mrs. J. Byers Greer, entertained a few friends Friday evening, May 19. After the guests arrived games of rook were played. Then the guests assembled on the porch which was darkened and ghost stories were attractively told. Those who enjoyed the hospitality of Miss Wilburn were: Misses Elizabeth Garner, Marie Wilburn, Myrtle Smith, Messrs. Francis Reeves, Fred Jeffries, Anthony Rice, Joe Humphries and Austin Moore. After the games delightful ices and cake were served. PROGRAM FOR DISTRICT SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION Poram for Pinckney District Sunday School convention to be held at Mt. Tabor May 28, 1916: 100:00 a. m.?Devotional service led by Rev. W. S. Porter. 10:15 a. m.?Th*? Hntv nf to the Sunday school. By M. C. Gault, F. M. Ellerbe. 10:30 a. m.?The duty of the Sunday school to the church. By Jas. H. Hope. 10:45 a. m.?The cradle roll and its practical value to the Syinday school. By Mrs. S. N. Burts. 11:15 a. m.?The Banner Sunday school. By R. D. Webb. 11:45 a. m.?Measuring the Sunday school on the district chart. By R. W. Adams, district president. 12:0 0m.?Adjournment for dinner. 2:00 p. m.?Devotional service by Jessie DeBruhl. 2:15 p. m.?The organized class at work by G. W. B. Smith. 2:30 p. m.?The growing teacher. By R. D. Webb. 3:00 p. m.?Grading the Sunday school. By Dr. F. M. Ellerbe. 3:30 p. m.?Taking up statistical reports. 3:40 p. m.?Soul-winning in the Sunday school. By Rev. J. R. Copeland and T. H. Goss. 4:10 p. m.?Adjournment. MRS. M. V. GOING DEAD. IVf PS- \f. V- Cwf\\ r? f* liVi/lotr 9 ternoon about 2 o'clock and was buried at Kelton at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Going was Miss Lilly Whitlock of Tennessee. She is survived by her husband and two children. j Mrs. Going was a woman of beautiful character and was held in high esteem by all her neighbors. She was sick for quite a while, but bore her sufferings with great fortitude. Mr. C. B. Counts returned Sunday from a delightful visit out West. 9 ; DR. ~Ti RRIN KENNEDY CONTEST FOR MEDALS < IN HIGH SCHOOL. Girls' Recitation Contest Wednesday Evening?Boys' Declamation Contest Thursday Evening. Wednesday evening the girls' reci- 1 tation contest was held in the audi- 1 torium of the high school and four 1 young ladies contested for the Bran- 1 non medal. They were Misses Willie i Hawkins, Lois Morris, Berni'ce Doug- < 1 1 T.? r? v las anu oame uranaon. ^ This medal is offered each year by 1 Mr. A. B. Brannon to stimulate an 1 interest in literature and was this year awarded to Miss Willie Hawkins. < So close was the contest that the ; judges made announcement that if < Miss Hawkins had not won, the other 1 three would have won. The presenta- 1 tion was made by Prof. A. E. Fuller < in a happy vein. I Music was furnished by Miss Wil- i burn's pupils. 1 Thursday evening seven young 1 men will compete for the T. C. Dun- l can medal: Macbeth Wagnon, Labori : Krasnoff, Alston Moore, Jennings Al ford, Sidney Howell. Fred Jeffries, i Lonnie Lowe. Friday evening the graduating ex- < ercises will be held when eight young 1 women will receive diplomas. They are Misses Emma Krasnoff, Pauline i Millings. Jennie Colson, Ethel Crosby, Lucile Tracy, Bertha Waldrop, Ellen Hope and Mabel Lawson. Dr. W. S. Currell of the University of South Carolina will deliver the address. He ] is a speaker of force and inspiridion. GRAND LODGE TO MEET HERE. Union Has Been Chosen for Next Year's Meeting Place of Knights of Pythias?About 450 Delegates Will Attend. Unfon was unanimously chosen as the meeting place /or the Grand . Lodge, fcrilgtote of Pythias, in 1011 This was decided Wednesday by the item i>y Dr. F. jfaffeyT'j in Columbia attending the Grand , Lodge this year. He wired us the ] news early Wednesday afternoon. The , gathering will be composed of something like 450 men. They will receive a hearty welcome from Union's citi- < ens. And, be it said to the ciedit of these gentlemen, there is no finer I body of men to be found anywhere. ] It will be a real blessing to Union to , have their representative body of worthy citizens gather in our city in 1 their next annual meeting. Mr. P. C. Whisenant, Dr. Salley, Dr. Theo. Mad- , dox and other ardent Knights went J to Columbia determined to bring the , next meeting to Union and they sue- \ ceeded in receiving a unanimous vote ] to that effect. WILL OFFER MEDAL FOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS. ( Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Arthur, have i decided to offer a medal to be contested for by pupils of the High school each year, beginning with next year. The medal will be for the highest average attained by a student, and is to be known as the Kathleen Arthur medal, given to perpetuate the memory of their daughter, Kathleen, a loveable and bright young girl, who ( was a member of the '15 class. Thin ( method of perpetuating her memory is a most commendable one, and will serve to stimulate scholarship in the school. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur are public spirited, and are interested in education and in everything that tends to build up the community. DEATH OF AN AGED WOMAN. Mrs. Sophronia Bogan died at her home near West Springs Wednesday morning about 6 o'clock and was buried the following day at Bogansville church. She had been in declining health for more than a year, but for the past several weeks appeared to be greatly improved. Early Wednesday morning she was stricken suddenly and expired in about 15 minutes. Mrs. Bogan was the widow of the late I. C. Bogan, a gallant Confederate soldier, and was 77 years of age. She is survived by three sons, W. P. Bogan and A. P. Bogan of West Springs and J. F. Bogan of Spartanburg, and by one daughter, Miss Fannie B. Bogan, of West Springs. She leaves, also, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. For nearly half a century she was a faithful member of Bogansvflle Methodist church, and her life was one that reflected the beauties of a Christian life. PETTYtGAULT. Mr Vli ? D.ll- -J? T Ml- - ..... uiiuuic * c?,\.y vi <iuiie?viue ana ( Miss Gertrude Gallman were mar- t ried at the Baptist parsonage at Kel- f ton on May 13, Rev. J. D. Croft being j the officiating minister. c MISS IVA BELtli JEFFERSON Children of Confederacy Offer Pr Jefferson Davis?Papers Did Not Know The Children of the Confederacy, mder the leadership of Mrs. J. W. Mi'xson, offered this year a medal for the best essay on the life of Jefferson Davis. The contest was opened to ill students of the high school, ffnd luite a number entered. The papers were numbered and the judges were lot allowed to know the names of the writers. Taper marked "No. 3" was awarded prize, a gold medal, which was iwarded Miss Iva Belue. Miss Ruth Cohen, whose paper was of a high rank, was awarded a second prize by s the chapter. The judges experienced 1 . v?nr>nici cl?Mt> UHIIVUIIN III I ItJC 111 11 IK U*?- I tween the two papers, but finally j awarded the prize to Miss Belue. In < view of the fact that these was so \ little difference in the grading of the ^ papers, Miss Cohen was awarded a ? second prize. The prizes were deliv- ? 2red by Mrs. W. T. Beaty, who made i a very witty.and entertaining speech. This is the first time a lady has been : called upon to perform such a duty 1 here, and the duty was well done. < The essay by Miss Belue, the win- < ner of the medal, is as follows: ( I JEFFERSON DAVIS. 1 On June 3, 1808, in many parts of 1 the South, was celebrated the one ' hundredth anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis. He was born* at ' what is now the village of F' Kentucky. His father, Samuelffijljybs j who served in the War of Intfmndence, was of Welsh, and hfcjJSKBfr, 1 Jane Cook, of Scot-Irish -deHfilt. ' During: his infancy his family nKpd j to Wilkinson countv, Missisgn^i. where he spent the greater pfljKtfs j Jefferson^Davli^was a proud, he entered West Point. Havihg^oijw 1 pleted his course of study about 1828, he was commissioned second lteuten- 1 ant and served as such in the Black Hawk war. 1 In 1833 Davis married Miss Knox Taylor, daughter of Zachary Taylor. In September of the same year w!i?Ie visiting in Louisiana to escape fever, 1 his wife died of it and Davis himself was dangerously ill. Her untimely ieath drove him to the verge of pro?- 1 tration. For the next year he trav2lled to regain his health; and in the spring of the following year he re- : Lurned to his cotton plantation in Mississippi, where he devoted his time to reading political philosophy, public law and English classics. By careful 1 management of his estate he acquired considerable wealth. I Then Mr. Davis entered the arena af politics and exhibited great power as a public speaker. The year fob 1 lowing this he married Miss Varin i 1 Howell of Mississippi*. About th:s 1 time he was chosen as lawmaker from ] Mississippi. In less than a year after 1 te was chosen as the lawmaker, war < iroke out in Mexico. Davis resigned < lis position and went as colonel of a i Mississippi regiment to fight for his 1 country. He threw himself into the 1 ;onflict with a courage and ardor which won for him laurels of gal- < antry. < Upon return to his home in 1847, ie was appointed totfill a vacancy in ;he United States senate. He was dected for a full term of six years >ut resigned in 1851 to become a canli'date of Democratic States-Right jarty for (governorship of his State igainst Foote, candidate for Union Democrats. A temporary loss of eye light interfered with his canvass and ie was defeated by a small majority \ few years following he was again sleeted as a senator and continued as i member until the secession of his state in 18fil. As a senator, he stood n the front rank of a body distinguished for ability; his purity of haracter and courteous manners, together with intellectual (gifts, won lim the esteem of all parties. Davis was an ardent admirer of lohn C. Calhoun and eventually be ame his successor as leader of the South. Wise and learned, honest and ipri(ght in his life and a strong periuasi^ speaker made possible for him o hold, day after vday, his place in he senate, arguing and pleading for ignts ana for justice from the North f oward the South. His foes always c ihowed him respect on account of his t >ure character. \ In 1860 Pavis wrote out some res- c dutions and read them to the senate. \ rhey expressed what the South un- a lerstood the old Federal Union to ? nean. These resolutions stated: 1 '1) that each one of the Statea had c he full right to manage its own home iffairs; (2) the management of ne- i fro servants was left to the people 1 >f each State and (3) congress had ? E WON DAVIS MEDAL ize for Best Sketch of Life of Numbered and Judges Contestants. 10 right to meddle with Southern men when they took negro slaves into the Western territories. When these res>lutions had been offered, a large majority voted for them as wise and right, but the Republican party delied the truth and wisdom of Davis' ;hird resolution. They wished to shut >ut the slaves from all territories jnder the control of congress, alhough part of these lands had been .von from Mexico by the swords of Southerners. President Pierce now chose Davis .... ...?- 1 *? e ivviviui J Ui nai <11111 IUI 1UUI" yfUl'S le performed the duties of office faith"ully. He organized engineer eo:ulanies, which explored and reported >n several proposed routes for a railway connecting the Mississippi valley vith the Pacific ocean; he effected the enlargement of the army and made r.aterial changes in its equipment of inns and ammunition. In 1857 Davis was again chosen senator from Mississippi. He to'd die senate that the South would seedo from the Union and on the 10th >f January, 1861, not long after the election of Lincoln, he argued before the senate that the South could r.o ionger remain in the Union with such tiealment from the North. South Carolina led the way on the 20th of December, I860, and Mississipi followed her. A few days after the withdrawal of Mississippi Senator Davis entered the senate chamber in Washington to offer his farewell address. The halls and doorways were so crowded with people that he had great difficulty in making hiS'way to his se?&4 When he arose to speak a great alienee fell upon the vast company., .Sorrow was written upon his voice was ?vstlvfePFbeTTT tie dJM The senators Shat his State had gone out of the Union and he would have to leave his seat in the senate at Washington. He said that Mississippi' had gone out in order to preserve peace. "I am sure," continued Davis, "that I feel no hostility toward you senators from the North. I am sure there is not one of you, whatever sharp discussion there may have been between us, to whom I cannot now say in the presence of God, I wish you well. I, therefore, feel the Southerner's desire when I say that I hope and they hope for peaceful relations with you, though we part." When Davis left the senate he went back to his cotton farm in the South, becoming once more a private citizen in the State of Mississippi'. When the Southern States seceded from the Union, all eyes were drawn toward Davis as best suited to guide the fortunes of the new Confederacy and with a deep sense of duty he obeyed the call. He was inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama. Standing with head uncovered on the portico of th^ mpftol, in that city, he took the oath :>f office. In May, Richmond, Virginia, was chosen to be the capitol of the Confederacy and the president went there to manage the work. The Confederate president had >nly a few old cannon and muskets to give the Southern soldiers and he ?lso seemed slow in recognizing the rircumstances of the Confederate soldiers until ft was too late, thus musing them to suffer. When the end of the war came Jefferson Davis was the most unpopular non :.. O i.L J ? >nc ouuin, aim sucn was tne ihame attached to him that when the error of Lincoln's assassination madiened the people, many of the North vere quite ready to believe Davis a jarty to the crime. He was arrested and imprisoned it Fortress Monroe for two years. To i christian man like Davis, this was in insult, as well as an injustice, [n prison he was chained and treated vith great severity. At the end of wo years he was carried to Richmond 'or trial, where he was admitted to >ail and, after remaining untried for i year, was finally dismissed. Then his proud man emerged from ohscurty and sought to drown the mem>ries of his unfortunate political ca eer in a business venture. A merciess fate still pursued him. His company failed after a few years 'efort and misfortunes. Ilereavements >f one sort and another crowded hickly upon him. One of his sons lad fallen from the window of the sxecutive mansion during the war and vas killed. Another died after a few ihort hours' struggle with diphtheria, ind the third and last died, four years ater, jvftt as he began his business areer. Mr. Davis now visited Europe. I)urng his stay he wrote "The Rise and ''all of the Confederate States" and i "Short History of the Confederate v ACCIDENTAL!. NEAR FINANCE COMMITTEE MET LAST TUESD; The Meeting Held in Spartanbi Will Meet Again Tuesday Morn ing in Laurens. A meeting of the finance comn tee of the proposed interurban el trie railway was held in Spart burg Tuesday. Another meeting to be held in Laurens on Tuest morning of next week at 9:30 o'col J. F. Jacobs reported having m; a trip to New York seeking to gat information and to enlist the coope tion of men financially strong. At the meeting Tuesday it was cided that the name of the railv company would he "Carolina Ra Transit Company," and the char would call for a minimum capital $50,000 and a maximum capital $3,500,000. Ml'SIC RECITAL AT HIGH SCIHH Class of Miss Beatrice Wilburn 1 lights Large Audience?Meda Awarded Miss Emma Krasnoff. The music pupils of the Union H school gave their annual recital Tu day evening in the auditorium and spite of the inclement weather, a la crowd was present. The class is under the supervis of Miss Beatrice Wilburn, who 1 been instructor of music for the c schools for several years and refit ed great credit upon thei" teaer Miss Wilburn is painstaking and v efficient and her efforts were p.Vfl rewarded Tuesday ev?ni^jjr. The Gault; medal, which is gi iVftry year to ?u?il reaching highest degree of excellence was 1 year given to Miss Emma Krasi of the graduating class and was f sented by Hon. P. D. Barron, of local bar. ,_ Miss Kraanoff i'a the daughter Mr" and Mr*. S. Kraanoff and ii [gixtea young' woman; she plays v remarkable sweetness and skill, p ticularly enjoyable being the "S tette from Lucia" played with 1 hand alone. Her friends are core in their congratulations upon 1 good fortune. JONESVILLE SCHOOL CLOSES ITS SESSK Hon. Richard I. Manning Deliv Address to Graduating Class. The closing exercises of the Jon ville High school were held Frid May 19. Seven young ladies and young men were given diplom Governor Richard I. Manning was orator of the day, and his addr was upon very practical lines, stressed the need for preparednt with emphasis upon our comn schools. The audience gave close tention to the address and enjoyed Superintendent F. M. Ellerbe cal upon Governor Manning to deliver diplomas to the class. Delight music was furnished by Miss Li Littlejohn and Rev. Mr. Justus. States of America." He himself 1 lowed his last son jus one year lat his death occurring at New Orlea in 1889. His ashes now rest in Ri mond, the capitol of the Confedera A beautiful monument stands in tl city to keep fresh the memory of character and of his works. The 1< and respect of all of the people the South is a monument given Davis memory that will last >onj than the granite or marble. The years had wiped out many the charges laid at his door, and i a few of them had been found groui less. People now realized that < individual, however great his pow could not have greatly made marred the Confederacy: it was fo doomed. They knew also that Da had not plotted against the Union his own ends, and that the charge his being responsible for the tre ment of the Confederate soldiers v groundless. Many believed that Da never became cordial to the Union ter the war and that he fostered <1 loyal sentiments. Nothing is furtl from the truth, as maybe ascertair K.r U 41? ? ?,> nut niicnii iu int" yuung men the South in 1878 in which he sa "Men in whose hands the destinies our Southland lie, for love of hei break my silence to speak to you few words of respectful admoniti< The past is dead; let it bury its dei its hopes and its aspirations. Befc you lies the future, a future full golden promise, a future full recompense, for honorable reco pense, for honorable endeavor, a I ture expanding national glory, befc which all the world shall sta amazed. Let me beseech you to 1 aside all rancor, all bitter sectioi feeling and to take your places in t ranks of those who will bring abc a consummation devoutly to be wis ed?a reunited country." Y KILLED ! VALDOSTA, OA. VY i. IV. Holder Died From Injuries Sustained in Railway Acciurg dent?Body Brought Here for Interment Sunday. lit ec~ Mr. J. W. Holder was thrown from aV" the tender of a work train near Valls dosta, (la., Thursday of last week and y falling, was caught under a derailed j flat car that was overturned. His body was caught under the falling 01 flat car. but the car rolled on, rela* leasing his body. He was able to iror i up and walk a short distance, but died shortly afterwards from internal injuries. bu The body was brought to Union Sunday ami buried at Duck Pond, four , miles north of Union. Mr. Holder was 52 years of age and is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage Miss Julia Dent)I ley of this county, and six children: W. G. Holder of Trough, S. ('.. O. N. [)c. Holder of Anderson, S. ('., Hollo Holj ?ler and Ross, a year old son. He leaves two daughters: Mrs. C. V. Wimbley of Goston, Ga., and Mrs. M. A. Burgamy of Macon, Ga. igh IN HONOR OF MISS BATES. es in Carlisle, May 24.?One of the pretrge tiest parties of the week was a miscellaneous shower given on Thursday ion afternoon ' Miss Eliabeth Deaver has to Miss Mary Bates, a bride-elect, rity The beautiful new home, "The Oaks," let- was artistic in its simple decorations icr. of pqlms and ferns. The hostess ery greeted her quests at the entrance of tfoqbte parlors, which were scene uf beauty, cut glass na?hpts van of daisies being u??^ jp an t\w m~\\ tables ami the ^h!u rocins, whi,e the brlUt's. table was exloff quisitely decorated in a lace covt'T^ ?re- holding a large cut glass basket filled the with Shasta daisies and tied with white tulle. Cards and pencils were V t of passed and each was requested to ~ Jj i a draw a MVona?n - 1?1J - _ - v! vuc unuv, aiso Tnth compose an original rhyme using the ar- name "Mary," while the bride was ex- requested to draw a likeness of the eft groom. The guests then fished from lial a fountain of daisies and caught little her bags of rice to which were attached hand-painted Colonial dames, while the bride's fishing line was a be-ribboned miniature bride to which was attached a large basket of daisies containing a collection of linens and ers many useful, pretty remembrances from each of the twenty friends present. ' ,N" A salad course with sherbert was a^' served by Mrs. .las. K. Heaver, Misses Aileen Heaver and Rosa llatchford. Miss ^bith Thomas, another brideelect, aim Misses Aileen and EliV.aboth Heaver rendered several beauti1 ful vocal solos. ;ss, ion at- On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. .1. I>. it. Compton complimented Miss Mary led Bates, one of the most popular young the women of the town, with a "kitchen ful shower." The guests were welcomed joy in the front hall by the hostess. Vases and bowls of sweet peas were placed about the rooms adding a touch of brightness. Each guest was asked 'ol- to contribute a recipe to the "Handy :er, Cook Book for Young Housekeepers." ns, When finished the dainty book filled ch- with recipes was presented to the cy. bride-elect. Miss Mary Elizabeth and hat Master John Compton, Jr., entered his bearing a large basket filled with i Jve number of packages for the guest of oi honor, which, upon opening, she found to to contain many useful articles for ?er the kitchen. Mtss Lizzie Pittman and Mrs. Jas. of K. Deaver served cream with chocoaot late and plain cakes. nd- * )ne CLOSING EXERCISES er, CLIFFORD SEMINARY. or re- Program Clifford Seminary closing vis exercises Saturday afternoon. May for 27: of 5:30 a. m.?Class day exercises, at- 8:30-11:30 p. m.?Yourg ladies tit /as home to friends who desire to call, vis No special invitations issued, af Sunday morning, May 28, 11 a. m.? lis- Baccalaureate sermon by Rev. .J. .T. ler Ilarrell, D. I). Presbyterian church, ted Sunday Evening, May 28, 8:30? of Closing service of Y. W. C. A. Presid, byterian church. Union service. Corof dial invitation to all friends. I Monday Evening, 8:30?Graduata ing exercises, Seminary chapel, sr. Speaker, Rev. Witherspoon Dodge, ad. 1 1 ,,.0 SURPRISE SHOWER. 0f The Church street ladies gave Mrs. m_ J. G. Going a surprise shower Wednesdav afternoon mul fctio )V)3 many useful and pretty things for n(| her new home. ay The packages were sent to Mrs. G. ial B. Sligh's and she made the presenile tation speech, this t>eing the first in>ut timation that Mrs. Going had of her ?h- neighbors' intentions to thus show their good will.