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!V!1SS ANNIE CHILDRESS
LEAD IN THEJOITY
Took Down One of the Dis
IN THE GREAT VOTING
Mr. T. II. Nelson Came Second
In TIiIh County and Miss Odessa
Hembree Won Third Prize. Miss
Laurence Culbertson t ame >ext and
Miss Euphemia Thompson Next.
j WINNERS OF COUNTY PRIZES J
First Prize: Suit of Furniture.
Miss Annie Kate Childress
Second Prize: Gold Watch.
Mr. T. H. Nelson 389,260
Third Prize: Sewing Machine or
Miss Odessa Hembree 256,510
Fourth Prize: Traveling Bag,
Miss Laurence Culbertson
Fifth Prize: Correspondence
Miss Euphemia Thompson
Miss Annie Kate Childless, whose
home is a few miles outside the city
limits of I.aureus, headed the Laurens
contestants in the Chronicle-Advertis
er Contest. Up until the last count
was made, opinion wr.s divided even
within the walls of the two papers as
to who would be the successful ones.
In addition to winning the tirst prize
in the county, Miss Childress also won
the fourth prise of the Second South
Carolina District offered by the Chron
icle. This prize is a $75 scholarship
:tt the Osborne Business College, of
Augusta, and is an exceedingly val
uable premium. The first prize for
this county is the beautiful set of
furniture bought by The Advertiser
from S. M. Ai K. H. Wilkes & Co. The
i-'ccond prize is a $50 gold watch
bought from William Soloman, the
jeweler. The third prize is a choice
between a bicycle and a $.'.o sewing
machine. Miss Ilembreo won this
prize so it Is needless, to guess that
she will tnko the machine. The fourth
pr ize, ; nd a pretty one too, is the hand
bag bought from Davis, Roper &. Co.
it is one of the very best of its kind
and is a beauty. Miss Laurence Cul
bertson won this one. The fifth prize
is a correspondence course In one of
a large number of branches in the In
ternational Correspondence School.
Miss Euphemia Thompson, of Ora, won
Following Is the. standing of the
Augusta, Cia., June 8th, 1011.
Wc, the undersigned, chosen as
judges to decide the winners In the
Augusta Chronicle's Great Joint Vot
ing Contest, do hereby declare the fol
lowing persons entitled to the prizes
opposite their names:
(?rand Capital Prize
Master Richard Rowden,
Georgia State Capital IVrizo?'
Mrs. s. io. DuPuis, Warren
* ton, On. 3,356,850
South Carolina State Capital
Prize Miss 1511 eon Ousts,
Edgoflold, S. C. 4,258,470
Second South Carolina District.
Kirnt Prize Miss Annie Whar
ton, Iva, S. C. 936,230
Second Prize Miss Lila Sher
rard, Iva, S. C. 689,130
Third Prize-Miss Laura Mc
Allister, Latlmer, s. c. .. ?8:1,180
Fourth Prl/.e?Miss Annie K.
Childress, Laurens, S. C. . . 437,870
Fifth Prize?Miss Lou Ellen
McFall, Abbeville. S. C, . . 105,495
MR. LAWTON B. EVANS.
County Supt. of Education.
MR. M. it. n. DUVALL,
Member of firms of Goodwin, Du
vall & Co.
MS. MILLBDGE LOCK HART,
Real Estate Dealer.
MR, HARRY H. JONES,
Junior partner. .Jones Furniture Co.
MR. FRANK FERRIS,
of Ferris &?. Arlington.
MR. M. J, H ALLAH AN.
of Hallaban & Costello.
MR. J. R. LEWIS,
of Gnrdellc Drug Co.
To be Held Here Next
PUBLIC IS INVITED
TO OPENING SESSION
The <>ranl Chapter Will be Called to
Order lu the Masonic Hall by the
Worthy (.rand Matron, Mrs. Tnllu
Iah L. ('add, of Spnrtanhiirg.
The Fourth Annual Session of the '
Grand Chapter of South Carolina,
Order of Eastern Star, will be held'in I
this city next week. The delegates |
will begin to arrive Monday afternoon
and Tuesday morning. The first ses
sion will be held in the Masonic
Temple. F. P. McGowan. Esq., will
welcome the delegates oil the part of
the city council. Dr. II. K. Aiken will
welcome them on the part of the citi
zens of Laurens and Hon. R. A. Coop
er will speak for the Masons. As the
program of the meeting has not been
completed or made public it cannot
be said who will respond to these ad
dresses of welcome. To this opening
session the public will be invited to at
tend, but the other meetings of course
will be of a private natUI't.
The sessions will be carried on dur
ing Tuesday and Wednesday. It is
expected that about one hundred dele
gates will be in attendance. A large
majorty of them will be ladles al
though there will tie a generous
sprinkling of men among them.
The following are the Grand Officers
of the Chapter:
Worthy Grand Matron. Mis. Talulah
I.. Cudd, Soartanburg; Worthy Grand
Patron, D. A. G. Ousts, Greenwood;
Asso. Grand Matron. Mis. Louise M.
Tweed. Sumter: Asso. Grand Patron.
Dr. .1. W. Pitts, Saluda; Grand Secre
tary. Mrs. Agnes it. Swygert. Lau
rens; Grand Treasurer. J. W. McCovvn.
Florence; Grand Conductress. Mrs.
Jennie Hawes. Orangeburg: Asso.
Grand Conductress, Miss Nancy Hen
net t, Greers.
The Count)' Props.
During the past week rain foil OV 1
a considerable aroa of this county, but
the lilOSt part the drought remains
unbroken. The fact that there has
not been a general season since the
crops were planted is proving ruin
ous to many farmers who have been
unable to secure stands of cotton and
in some instances entire fields have
just been replanted, it is estimated
that fully 2? per cent, of the cotton
crop in (Ms county is not yet up. The
condition of the plant, however, on the
other three fourths of the acreage is
excellent and is gi'uwmg beautifully.
Corn is doing fairly well but needs
rain as a general thing.
Dentil of Mrs. Nancy 0wines.
Mis. Nancy Owings. widow of the
late Mr. Sam Owings, died at nor
home In Dials township Sunday and
was burled in Dials Church Cemetery
Monday morning. Slit; was the moth
er of Mr. Frank Owings, of this city.
in the Insurance Field.
Misses Lila Hart and May Delle
Darro have gone to Greenville whore
they are using the summer months to
advantage. They have both taken out
Insurance licenses and are .idling"
policies, in a well known southern
company. When their vacation is
over, however, they will return to their
work in the city schools,
Too Many Wires.
Ed. Hutto, a white man. was brought
back from Union several days ago by
Deputy \V. H. Worthy and lodged in
the county jail on the charge of biga
my. The warrant was sworn out by
Wife No. 2, at the Laurens Mills, this
city. She was a Miss Armenta Wix.
His first Wife lives in Augusta and
in n letter says that she will come to
Laurens to testify against him.
Hack From Hot Springs.
Mr. It. W. Willis is at home from
Hot Springs, Arkansas, having re
turned Friday. He was gone four
weeks nnd says he received great
benefit from the treatment and now
feels better in every respec t than In
mnny months. Ills friends are glad
to see him back and to know that his
health is much Improved.
MAKING PREPARATIONS j
FOR FIRE TOURNAMENT;
Neu Wagon lias Boon lloot'lvel uud
(he Department is Having Dull)
The Laurens Are laddies are prac
tising daily, getting In trim for the
big tournament in Columbia the lat
ter part of this month. Saturday the
department received a light new single
wagon for the boys to do a few stunts
with. The new wagon has given new
life to the team and by the time that
the tournament opens the Laurens
boys expect to be in trim to take down
a few trophes. Both the double and
single wagons will be carried to Co
lumbia so that the team will be able
to enter a larger number of the
events. The two big grays, Henry and
Counts, are giving good account of
themselves, showing improvement in
spied over last year. It has not been
decided yet which of the two will be
used In the single harness class. Each
horse is n favorite with different mem
bers of the company and the specta
tors who go out to watch the prac
tice and so far no decision has been
reached as to which is the faster. This
will be decided though tomorrow af
ternoon when the two will be timed
and the winner will take the single
wagon at the tournament.
The noszlers are counting on cut
ting down their past record with a
new nozzle made by Nozzleman Div
ver. This is something new and is
an invention of Tom Dlvver himself.
It saves a deal of time in making the
connection and will help to lower the
The department me: a few nights
OgO and elected the following officers:
Chief, .1. T. Crews: President. .1. II.
Peterson' Vice President ThOB. Down
ey; See. and Treas., C. II. Bnbb;
("apt. K. 11. Crews: 1st Lieut., .1. F
Smith: 2nd Lieut William Swltzer;
Xoz/.leinen. It. (1. Franks, B. II. Nel
son. T. M. Dlvver and ,L N. Richard
son. Master John Richardson Bnbb
was elected "Mascot" to accompany
the company to Columbia. J, T.
Crews and J. Kd. Ilioks were elected
new members of the company, W. II
Anderson. M. L. Nash. It. 1'.. Chlldress,
F. I*. Childless. Tom Foucho and J.
II. Swltzor are other members of the
company and C. II. Roper is an hon
orary m< mbcr.
DEATH or MH. IV. II. IIcDILL.
(Ira Citizen Expired Italhcr Silddcnl)
mi Tuesday, June (i, Hurled at Old
Mr. W. II. Mel Mil. a good citizen of
the county and an ex-Confederate sol
dler, died at his home at Ora Tin :
day. June 11, The circumstances sur
rounding his death were singularly
sad. While on his way early Tuesday
morning to Iiis farm some three miles
from his home, he cither fell or was
thrown from his horse. Shortly after
wards be was found by a passerby ly
ing in the road, unconscious, lie war:
at once removed to his home, and X
o'clock Tuesday night he expired with
out ever regaining consciousness The
attending physician gave it as his
oplnon that the decoased was tic \?
tim of apoplexy, the attack seizing
him as he was on the way to his
He was a good citizen, honest and
Upright, lie was ('. I years of ago and
is survived by Iiis widow and one
daughter. The burial services, con
ducted by the Rev. J. R, Ilooten of
Clinton, were held Wednesday after
noon at Old Fields churchyard.
Had Pleasant Visit to Arkansas.
Capt, John M. HUdgens and his
granddaughter. Miss Mary Teague.
have returned from a four weeks' vis
it to relatives In Arkansas. After
attending the Confederate reunion at
Little Bock, they went to Amity,
('lark County, where they spent Vome
time with Rev, F. B. Teague and fam
ily, Mrs. Teague being a daughter o
Capt. Hudgcns. They also visited i el
atlves at Hollywood, a town about
twenty miles distant from Amity.
Capt. Hudgcns roportS a most enjoy
able trip, the weather out there hav
ing been delightful and the country
aiost interesting to the Lnunns vis
Itors. He says the corn crop then
is line while cotton Is late on account
of the wet weather in the spring,
Building Now Home.
Mr. John A. Hicks Is having built
on the corner of Todd and Farley
Avenues a largo two story home.
Very attractive plans have been made
and when Is finished It will have a
very handsome appearance.
A BOOSTERS CLUB
TO BE ORGANIZED
Young Men to lime a Meeting Thurs
day Afternoon hi the Armory to
Perfect an Organization.
Laurens is to have a "Boosters
Club." Several of the young busi
ness men of the city have gotten to
gether and decided to call a meeting I
of the progressive citizens of the
town for Thursday afternoon at 6:16
o'clock to organize and got to work
at once. They have decided that Lau
I rens must be pushed forward like a
number of other cities In the Piedmont
and that she must resume her place
with the leaders. They have not built
any air-castles or dreamed of making
Laurens the foremost city in the Pied
mont in thirty days, but they have dc
I elded to meet together, perfect an or
ganization and do?everythlng that is
in their power to forward the Inter
ests of the city. The meeting is to
be held in the Aemory and everybody
in tin' city who hasn't "given up" is
urged to be present.
The nieeGrve has been called for
young men. In a movement of this
kind anybody under one hundred
years of age and wants to join is con
sidered a young man.
One matter of importance is al
ready en the prog ran be discussed.
It is something that h is to be attend
ed to at once and it is hoped that a
representative crowd will be present
o that the matter can be determin
Ft'N Kit A L OK MIL FLF.MIN'?,
Another Prominent I.aureus Citizen is
Laid to Kcsl in the ( it) Cemetery.
The funeral ami burial services of
the late Mr. .1. O. C. Fleming, whose
death occurred Tuesday evening,
i June ?*?. were held Thursday morning
at half past nine o'clock at the city
cemetery. The Rev. Chas. F. Ilankin,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, officiated, t:nd a select choir
rendered very sweetly the hymnal
service. There was a large outpour
lug of the people of the city and the
surrounding country and a gorgeously
beautiful llornl collection evidenced
loving tribute of scores of Iiis friends
hero and elsewhere. The following
acted as the pall bearers: a. c. Todd,
[Or, W, 1 >. Ferguson. James Todd
Cressweii Fleming. ?>' Loo Langslon,
s. L. Saxon. 1);-. \V. II Washington,
s. m. Wllkes. i. II. Parks Id nornry:
W. L. P.oyd. .1. \V, Ferguson, C w.
Tune. II. V Simpson. .1. W. Todd, T
F. Simpson. N. It. Dial, \V, A. Wr.ttS,
C. I). Mosoley, J. N. i^.>*. I):-. It.
R. Hughes. .1. .1. Pluss, W, J Cop land,
I. II. Sullivan. II. II. Kennedy, \v. L
Cray. Dr. \V. C Irl?', T. I). Lake, C
I). Bnrks\lalc, W R. Rieh? y. Sr., S I>
Oarllngton, W. P. Childress, i>. II.
i founts, Or. W. II. Hi:.:.
Mr. J. 0. C. Ph ining was a son of
Samuel and Harriett Williams Flem
ing and was born in (his town sixty
seven years ago. At t!n> age of seven
teen, fresh from a military college,
young Fleming volunteered for serv
ice in the Confederate army, joining
Company A, Third South Carolina
Regiment At the battle of Frcdcrkk
burg he was wounded as was Iiis
brother, R. Frank Fleming, the sane
afternoon. Young Fleming made a
good soldier, patriotic and true, and
after the war lie returned to Liiul'CriC
and engaged In business From that
time henceforward ho was Idcntllled
with the life and business interests of
the town and vicinity in a manner
that makes his passng a distinct loss
and one of peculiar sadness. Ho was
an exceptionally successful business
' man and accumulated a handsome cs
't?te, he being generally regarded as
One of the wealthiest men in the
county. For several years he had
been a director of the Charleston K
j Western Carolina Railway Company,
the Peoples Loan & Exchange Rank,
the Laurens Cotton M.lls the Reedy
River Power Company, and in addl
| tlon he was Interested In numerous
other enterprises of the city and coun
ty. For many years he had been the
senior member of the mercantile firm
of J. o. C, Flomlng Company.
In 1888 be was married to Miss
Carrie Todd of Due West. She sur
vives, together with ihr e children, a
son and two daughters, 111 addition
to a largo and prominent connection
in this and other counties, the di
ceased Is survived b> two sisters. Mrs.
Cressweii Oarllngton and Mrs. w. w.
Jones, both of this city, and one
brother, Mr Frank Fleming of Green
AN EXTRA MILL 18
ADDED SCHOOL LEVY
Only Applies to this School
NEXT YEAR'S FUNDS
HAD TO BE INCREASED
For Several Hounoiis (lie 'ncoiiie From
All Sources Nox( Ye Would lime
Keen Less Than Hie Post Year go
Hie Kxtra Mill had (o lie Voted.
Other Matters Attended to.
At the meeting of the citizens and
taxpayers of the Laurens school dls
trlct, held In the court house Thurs
day, it was decided to add IUI addi
tional one mill tax to the three mill
tax which has heretofore boon levied
on property within the district 'to
meet the expenses of the city schools
next year. The report of Secretary
and Treasurer ('. II. Ropor, of the
school hoard, showed that for various
reasons the Income for school pur
post's next year would not he as
as largo as they were the past year.
In this connection it might ho stat
ed, for the information of those who
are not familiar with the ways in
which the school money is disposed
of. that there arc two funds that tie'
city of Laurens is taxed for. one from
Ich she gets no returns and from
the other she only gets a partial re
turn. The first of these is the fund
'or state high schools. Although no
direct levy is made for this purpose
it collies from the taxes collected on
all property. Of this fund the city
high school hereafter will get noth
ing. To the other fund, derived from
the state constitution).? three mill
lax. the city contributes in round
numbers about $4,200. out ol this she
yets in return $1,(150, this being pro
i portioned all over tin- stale at the
. rate of $2.00 per child attending
While nothing Was said III the UK I
lug cone u'uIng the disposition of the
Ihne mil lax fund, which nearly
everybody agrees Is as it should be a
slight not ? of discord was noted as tr
' the loss by the city of its share of ihn
high school fund.
Lb-lien of Trustees.
Ti e terms of M- ssi's. <i It Sim
noons, P. A. Simp.ton ; ml .1. .1. Pluss
I bavin:; expired as trustees, iiomina
'. i on , were gone Into to elect their
successors, A motion was made to
reel i< t all ihn o of tin m, Mr. Pluss,
however, ashed to bo excused and Mr.
T. 1? Lake was nominated in hi>,
stead. Thereupon the three as noinl
I net d were unanimously elected.
C0LRT NEXT WEEK.
Xo Cases Of Much Inten t (n be Tried,
' Judge (Jarj (o Preside.
I The ?'one Term of the Court of (Jen
'Oral Sessions will convene .Monday
morning, with fudge (lary on the
Bench. o cases Of special Importunco
arc on t doclo t.
FOr the first Hma ill many years
anl in fact for the first time In Iho
memory of a number of tin- county's
oldest Citizens, not a single murder
case is Ott the docket. Only one Ca ?
was on Iho docket at the last term and
the prisoner cam.' clear then. The
credit for tills healthy state of affairs
is given in largo ineiisuro to the vigi
lanee and good work of the rural po
lice. The rowdyism which has been
I more or less prevalent over Iho county
for some years has hern almost en
tirely wiped out and especially have
the rows and lights so usual in former
years at negro meetings and frolics
been put a stop to. The rural police
have decided not to put up with it at
Installed Neu f'arbonator.
The ( oco Cola Bottling Company has
just installed a new and improved
carbonator In their plant underneath
lludgcns Repair Shop In addition to
this they put in a now washing ma
chine some weeks ago, which is of
the very latest pattern. With it they
can wash over 1,000 bottles an hour,
each bottle going through three dif
ferent waters before being bung up
tO dry. Fach bottle Is flrsl soaked,
then washed and brushed on the in
side, rinsed and then drained, guaran
; teeing an absolutely dean interior.
TO BE AT WATERLOO
At Live Stock Association
THE TRAIN WILL BE
.Mr. W. Carl YVIuirtoii lias Extended mi
Imitation to Kverjhoil) In lite Conn*
I) la In- Present 'Unit Mil) and tlm
Mil) liefere A ho. Ample Spure W ill
lie at Hand for Show Stock.
Next W-dnesday, Jini" '-'Ist. will bo
Live stoek day at Waterloo, That day
the CloniKon agricultural and laboru
lory ear will be there. Thai same day
and the lay following the Lauren;'.
Count} Live Stock Association will
hold their annual meeting there. Mr.
W Carl Whai'tOU, secretary of tin:
Association, has made all prepara
tions in advance and everything wilt
he done to ticeollllliodllt C a I.UK"
crowd. Mr. Wharton has recently
completed a large hum in which Ilm
entrants in the live stock exhibits wilt
have plenty Of room. Mr W harton al
so says (hat he will see 10 it thai Iho
entrants are (tired lor and teil free Of
charge, So everybody Is Invited t<>
attend the meeting. Visit the ClelllSOli
curs and meet their friends. A barbe
cue will he preparel on the grounds
by <i. W. Long so i hat all will lit;
certain of getting something to eat.
The following lettei has been ro
celvel by Mr. Wharton from Prof. D.
X. Marrow, who will have the train iiv
Clcmsou College, S c. May !I0. 19,11,
\V. Curl Wharton, Waterloo. S C
Dear Sir: You have probablv seen
by the list ol tin- itinerary of our
train, published in last Sunday's pa
per, thai we have planned to stoi til;
Wiilei loo July 2\. a previous tic .
counts o this (rain mtve hIiowii, wo
( w ill have a carload ol livi rock and ,'.
laboratory car in which corn judging
'and cultivation and other problem.-* of
the farm will bn discur.seil and dem
I unsti nted There will also be In hi .
?train two can from Winthrop Cid ?
logo in one of which demons!rations
In domestic sehnte will be given,
.while the otbar Hill contain a largo
number ol exhibits In household con
vent* lices. There I; It' i two art Hi'
course for tin- bei III of the ludleV,
i and we hope lliey will tarn out iu
force to gre< t the irail I feel sure
that you will ili what you can towards
? "???Ill ing us a good ait- mil Hi
While it i; possible tint w? may
have oiir own sloepei and diner oil
this train, yet ariaiigeiiient; tor these
have not. yet been perfected. Ill 111'
event that this Is not done 1 will ask
that you use V'oUl llieiieucn and SC i
that we uccurc both meals and lud?
ing. There will be in the oeighhoi
hood of iirieeii men and threi lnd|. in
Tlmuking you i;. tidvt uei for any
thing you may do (ownrlt making
tlii a i ucces- , I remain
D. X Mit no Ii. Si.pe, mi, ndeul
uosri i \i. n \s oi i.M.n.
The First I'atienl was liiken in I.list
\\ eel, .1 ml Opi rilled on.
The Laurens Hospital although tjip
full equipment ha no! r.rivod, baa
opened. The hist patient wa. placed
in it last Week by l)l S'.'hfiyi r and an
opera)ion peffoi med.
As |s already well hi.own, Mis;;
I Irby bus opened the hospital tem
porarily in tlm houst recently vacat
ed by Capt. Smjtb. a largo amount
of necessary furniture and Instru
ments have be. ii ordered but have ma
>et arrived. When the hospital Ih
nut Oil a firm looting It w.ll bo moved
into the old Irby home ami as Lhq
patronage increases botti r accommo
dations W ill be prOI i<leil
F.xctirsion to Spnrtanhurg.
The C. K- W. C. Hy . has aniioni ? 1
? an excursion from (Ireenwood to
Spartanbuig. Wednesday. June 21 I
The train will pass Laurcm about s
o'clock Wednesday mo: mug. TliCi
: round trip llekets from hCrd will Cost
<",:. cents. The train Will leave Si
tanburg the same afternoon uc
' o'clock, j'.lvlng time for those who w i u
to see the base ball game t<> attend
The train will stop at all lot mxediatO