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??TROW THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple all over the Count] and to Those
Who Ihne Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to Oilier States.
Cross Hill, Jan. 8 ?Among the teach
crs who spent Christmas with home
folks her?> we failed to mention the
name of Miss Blanche Pinsonlast week.
Dr. E. W. Pinson's condition is about
the same. His people speak of taking
him to some hospital soon.
The Presbyterians lu re have sent an
invitation to Rev. .1. C. Brown of ) il
lin/rhnm, N. C. to visit the church here
hoping- they can secure his services as
pastor. He may bo here next Sabbath
to conduct the evening service.
Miss Manheim of Marion is visitin;;
her sister, Mrs. Louis Manna.
Last summer a lady relative with her
little three year old son whose name is
William McSwain Brouzcule, visited
this correspondent from far i ll' N< w
Jersey. One day while we sat on the
piazza William ran by with his wagon
making quite a racket. When he stop
ped he exclaimed "Now isn't that fine."
When I read "Citizen's" article in last
week's Advertiser i said like William
Now isn't that fine! 1 only wish Citizen
had signed his name, I wanted to know
who be was.
-/ An election for town officers last
?^Tuesday resulted as follows:
Mr. H. F. McSwain, Intendant;
Messrs. J. H. Rasor, .J. I). Black, W.
M. Miller, and .I. ('. Wade, Wardens.
..^Yesterday morning- we found the
** ???round covered with snow. This A.
M. it is raining and freezing on the
trees. We pity any one whese work
calls them out today. Our faithful
rural mail carriers will have a rough
Mr. II. A. Austin huu the misfortune
to have a good young horse badly hurt
bist weey. The horses were loose in
the lot. An older horse kicked this
?find made it jump over a bay-rake
; was under a shelter. An iron of
"rake penetrated the breast making
an ugly and serious wound, besides
other cuts on its legs. It is very sore
and still" from it butjwc hope will get
well. The shaft.- and other wood parts
of the rake were broken up badly.
It was a disappointment to many
small boys and the darkies when they
saw the snow yesterday morning and
remembered it was Sunday, and they
c >uld not "track up" rabbits. We hear
that some could not stand the tempta
tion, but got out far out in the country
and laid up n good supply of rabbits,
Tumbling Shoals Jan. Oth.- Miss
Agnes Bolt, after spending Christina)
in Fountain Inn with her friend, Miss
Peai'l Bagwell, returned to her hone
in this section last Monday.
Mr. Charlie Fortune, manager of the
Tumbling Shoals dam, spent last wook
Misses Avnes Roll and Pearl Bag
well were the guests of Miss Lizzie
Dickson Last Sunday
Messers Joe Dacus and Aimer Gran*
ger, of Greenville, spent ("bristmas
at the beautiful country home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. II. Bagwell at Fountain
Messrs. D. W. Bolt and Kery Bolt
are visiting in Klhorton, Ca.
Mr. James Fortune has gone to his
thome in GafFney to spend a few days.
Miss Paulino Bush, after spending'
some time with her slater, has returned
to her home In Augusta, Ca.
Trinty Ridge, Jan. 9th.- The teachers
of Trinity-Ridge returned to the com
njunlty last Tuesday. School opened
t'Vednesday morning, January 3rd,
1 an increased enrollment,
iral schools have bar) to work under
very great difficulties this year. On
amount of the large crops and bad
feather, it was necessary for BOmO
children in this neighborhood to slay
out of school till after the holidays.
Mr. Sanders, Mr. M. L. Knight and
Mrs. Robert Brown have moved their
families from this community. We
regret very much to see them leave,
w ^Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smith have moved
f \<\i" our n i 1st, We welcome them
heartily. rtffS. Smith, who was 'Nits
JOHN 0. SCORER
NEXT LYCEUM NUMBER
Stint Jones is 31 nti!ijir Special E'rteo|
on Tickets for Itoinnlndor of Graded
School Lyceum Course.
The next attraction ol* the Graded
School Lyc< urn courso will be the lec
ture Friday evening by .lohn G. Scorer.
Mr. Scorer well merits the title. "The
Mirthful Philosopher." The Philoso
phy he teaches is neither new nor
mysterious simply the old, old one
of sunshine and sense, which makes
sweet the soured milk of human
kindness. He knows human nature
its foibles and its failures, its sorrows
and its discouragements. With bis
cheerful philosophies. his homely
truths and his reducd humor, he routs
the demons of despair that feed upon
man happiness and impoverish his
SOUl. He lifts man from the slough
of despondency and despair to the sol
id fO'ting of courage and hope. u<
shows the brighter side, points out op
portunity and reveals the way to bet
The lecture begins at 8 o'clock. The
price of Blnclc admission tickets i.
.Special Ticket Sale.
Docnusc of the fact that tho sale
of tickets to tho lycenm course this
year was nut as largo as he had ex
pected, Mr. Jones has been thrown now
to the necessity of offering the remain
ing attractions at reduced prices. Sin
glo tickets, as all know have cost here
tofore, ?."> cents. Mr. Jones has decid
ed to make a special price, until Fri
day niiiht. of a ticket to the three re
maining attractions for tho sum of
$1.2?. A double ticket to the three
remaining attractions, Including the
lectui.f Mr. Scorer, will bo This
is a very libornl offer and should 1)0
taken advantage of to aid the scjiool if
for no other purpose. The three at
tractions are among the best of the
course: .lohn <!. Scorer, tho Skov
gaard Concert Party and the Toronto
Meet the Assessar.
J. W. Thompson, County Auditor,
wishes that attention he directed to the
appointments of thojtax assessors, lie
urges that proper returns he made for
road or road and poll tax and also the
Bessie Mudgens before her marriage,
was principal of our school for several
The collego students from this com
munity have returned to their re
spective schools after the holiday rest.
Among them are Miss Ella Langston
to Linwood College, N. C., Messrs.
Charley Boyd and J. W. Watts to Pur
man and Mr. .1. (.'. Barksdale to Cleni
Miss Maude Langston, teacher of
Lisbon school, is with homcfolks. She
has closed her school for a few weeks
on account of an epidemic of small-pox.
Misses Bessie Madden and Cora
Traynham were recent visitors at the
home of Mrs. Elizabeth Langston.
Miss Utith Tayiie spent the week-end
with relatives in Laurens.
rtnbun, Jan. 8. Mr. W. 1>. Owens
and mother wen? the visitors of Mr.
T. I-'. Babb and family Monday.
Messrs. .lohn and Stewart Mahon
were in Lnurens Tuesday.
Misses Mae und Alllo Babb, and
brother, Mr Houston, entertained at
their homo Tuesday evening from six
t.) eleven o'clock few of their friends.
After they ::ll had talked and laughed
a while, the dining room doors were
thrown opCU, anil all were rushed in,
and a few minutes were spent in eat
ing a good old fashioned supper -such
nu turkey, dressing, potatoes, macaro
ni, cheese straws, cranberries, and for
de eit cakes, pies and peaches With
whipped cream. Those present were,
Misses Bettle Weeks. Ruci.i Wolff, Vi
Vinn Owens. Messrs Karl Babb, Jes
Rev. H. L. DnggOtt spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Mr. II. H, Ma
hon and family.
Mrs. Rebecca Owens and daughter.
Miss Edna, Visited Mrs. Claude Was
son in Friendship community Thurs
Mr, and Mis. 'i'. |.\ Babb, and daugh
ters Misses Mae and Allie spent last
Thursday with Mr. Lewis Mnhntfcy
and family ol Fklon community.
Many people rejoiced Sunday morn
ing when they found out (he ground
was covered with snow.
Mr Jessie Wolff after spending (wo
weeks with his pnrenls, Mr. and Mrs.
John Wolff, returned to Atlanta, Geor
gia, where he Is taklner n course of
A PROSPEROUS YEAR,
Hank of Waterloo After a Little Less
than n Year's Business Shows Good;
Waterloo, Jan. 9.?Tito nuuunl '
stockholder's meeting of the Hank
of Waterloo was held In its offices at
this [dace on January 3rd. and the fol
lowing hoard of directors were elect
ed: o. B. Simmons, W. C. ttasor, H 11
Wlnn, T. J. Anderson, W. < . Whnrton,
D. C. Smith and J. ('. Smith.
At the directors meeting the follow
lug officers were elected for the com
ing year: b. B. Simmons, president; H.
I). W inn, vie o president; .i. ('. Smith,
cashier and t:. V. Culbcrtsou, nsslslnnl
cashier. $2000.00 was parsed to sur
plus account and $76:;. 1? to undivided
The think of Waterloo is next to the
youngest hank in the county, having
boon opened in the early part of last
year. Taking its short life Into con
sideration, the showing made by the
management Is Indoi d a very natter
Field Secretary's Address.
Mr. Karl Lehmann, Field Secretary
of Young Peoples Society of Christian
Endeavor, for the United States and
Canada, will deliver a lecture in the
1 First Presbyterinn Church, on Thursday
night at 7:30 o'clock, lie comes under
the auspictes of the Federation of
Young Peoples Socitics of South Caro
lina and is giving the month of January
to South Carolina and Georgia. Mr.
Lehmann is one of the worlds lenders
in Young Peoples work, and it is safe
to say his address will be worth hear
ing. People of all denominations es
1 pecially the young people are invited
to come out and hear Mr. Lehmann.
Meeting of !>. A. It,
The regular meeting of the Daught
ers of the American Revolution will
be held Friday afternoon at :',:30 o'clock
with Miss Olynthia Jones.
Next Sunday's Sermons.
'Rev. W. E. Tliayor has announced
for his subject Sunday morning "Dn
vid." For the second sermon in the
; series of ? veiling sermons, he has an
j nounced that his subject will be "Je
sus, as a student of Scripture." The
I public is invited to hear both of these
(Iff to Legislature.
! Sen. J, II. Whnrton and Represen
tatives W. C. Irby, J. II. Miller and J.
Archie Willis have left for Columbia
to be present at the sessions of the
General Assembly. Before leaving Col.
Whnrton announced that ho would
Intrt " a bin for biennial sessions of
the ' nil Assembly.
For Miss Ward.
Monday night Miss Blossie Kreps
?entertained a few friends in honor of
; her guest. Miss Lillian Ward, who
with Mrs. Eugene S. Ward is visiting
at the home of Dr. and Mrs. B. K. 1!
Kieps. S00 Assembly street. Miss
Ward, the honoree. originally from
' Indiana, but recently came to South
Carolina to make her home with her
i brother. Mr. EllgOUO S. Ward at Lau
rens. Mr. Ward Is superintendent of
the Laurens glass factory. He was a
valued employe of tho Carolina class
company for a number of years. Co
Wo <!o not think that tho people
of (Irecnwood would protest against
the present schedule If tho road
would put Oil a train having McCor
mlek 01' some place lower down in
time to reach Greenwood at about
j twelve and go on as far as Laurens
returning to Greenwood at Or ??
O'clock. Tills it strikes us would 1)0
an e\o< llonl arrangement. The Dally
Journal has contended for this. We
believe that such an arrangement
would bo entirely satisfactory. Let
the people of Laurens Join heartily
in an effort (o get this train. Green
I wood Daily Journal.
Immense Eire Loss.
New York. Jan. 0.?The Immense
granite ofllee building of the Equit
able Life Assurance Society on lower
Broadway was destroveJ by lire this
morning. Three bodies have already
been takan fro .mho building. 'I here
Is little doubt "hat several men, both
dead and alive, arv etugh'. In tho ii:lns.
The damage, provided the flames
o;.? in <.fined to the building where
! (in v started will bo $?< O00,i 0.0.
NO MOKE DISFKX8AKY!
So Says Harmon) Correspondent on
Commenting on Quietness of the He- i
Harmony, Jan. 6.?Well, the old
year, 1911, is in the past. By looking
hack over the past year we can bo able
to see whore wo have made mistakes
and went vrong. By so doing we will
he enabled to do better this new year
and we would suggest that wo one and
all try to make this the banner year
of our lives, especially in trying to
be a blessing to others. Get our old
self out of the way and try to make
Christinas passed off very quietly in
this town. We have had the smallest
amount of booze this time we-ve had
for years and our town seems to have
gotten to the place where they think
it all a bosh about this Christmas
dram (a few exceptions). Doing away
with Cm county dispensary and having
the rural police to look after those
that will (it seems) have a little booze
occasionally, is helping our communi
ty wonderfully. Wo now have a good
community whereas when the dispen
sary was running at Laurcns it was
considered by some to be very rought.
Keep the dispensary away and I think
we'd soon be somebody.
Mr. S. C. Cook has a nice house com
pleted on the ground where his other
one was burned down, lie has moved
into it and is enjoying it during this
Mr. Otis Hughes, of Chester, spent
the holidays with homofolks.
Mr. W. W. Davis and family, of this
place, spent Beveral days visiting at
Mr. J. B. Medlock and family, of
Greenville, were at home with his
mother, Mrs. Martha Medlock, for a
few days during Christmas.
Mr. J. C. Cluck, of Mountville. is
visiting relatives and friends, This is
Mr. Chick's old home arid we are al
ways glad to have him with us.
Mr. Monroe IMckons, wife and lit
tlo daughter, of Greenville, attended
preaching at this place on the fourth
Mr. c. A. Moore, an old Confederate
veteran o fthis place, has been right
sick hut is thought to he some better
at this writing.
Mr. J. A. Palestine, of this place, has
rented his farm to Mr. Benson Jones,
of Ware Shoals, ami expects himself to
move to Ware Shoals in a few days.
Mr. Sam KlllingSWOrth has moved to
Donalds and Mr. w. L. stone of Lau
rcns has moved in and taken charge of
Mr. T. S. Crawford has moved up to
Greenville county and Mr. J, B. Cook,
of Laurcns, has rented his farm and
We notice several of our farmers
gather corn during and since the holi
days. Thoy have been gathering cot
ton and sowing small grain till the
bad weathoi slipped In on them.
Mr. J. II. Watt (son, one of our pro
gressive farmers in west end. near
Riv< r View , raised a fine crop of corn
in those boltoiUS and like some of the
rest the had weather caught him and
; he h;;s been afraid the river would get
I on his corn and lie has been wading in
the mud (luring this wer weather try
ing to g0( it Up.
Well. I'll tell you ;i little about San
tn Claus and quit. Old uncle Santa
ehnVe around giving the little tots1
' their dolls and other presents to make1
j then) happy and while the children
. w< re having much ado over their
i Santa (".aus. Mr. J. II. Redden w;is
1 dancing and in a big glee the stork ,
' enmc along during lite night and left
j him ii real hoy.
j Wishing the editor and all its read
ers, young and old, a prosperous and
! happy New Year.
Mr. ami Mrs. ||. I). Crux F.nlcrtiiin.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. D. Cray entertain
ed a few friends very charmingly last
Friday evening with a delightful six
o'clock dinner. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hart, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. Krank
Sprntt, Misses Susie Gray and Har
1 rlette Kjisterby und Mr. Kniest Kaster
A wedding of interest to a large
numb r of people in this county wllfl
that in Atlanta New Years day when
Miss Melon Uussey, became the wife of
Mr. Thos. Q. Sullivan, son of Mr. W.
1). Sullivan of Tumbling Shoals. They
passed through Laurcns Friday on
their way to Tumbling Shnal?. where
I they win make their future home.
MR. M. H. FOWLER
PASSES ro BEYOND
After n Lingering lllimss of Muii)
Months !!?? Passed Away Friday
Afternoon v Highly Fstccmcd Cit
Mr. Mack II. Powlor, one of tho b
known merchants <>f thi.s city, died ai
his home here Friday afternoon aboul
four o'clock after a prolonged illness
of over u year. At different intervals
since his first illness, lie was well
enough to bo at bis place of business
for a few Weeks at a t ime, but he never
was the same man that he'was before
bis sickness began. His friends were
apprehensive of bis condition since the
first, so bis deatli did not come as a
real surprise. For the past few weeks I
his death was expected to take place
within a very short time.
The funeral services wer?' held at the
Baptist Church ?>f which he was a mem
ber, Sunday afternoon at '.\ o'clock.
Here a large congregation of his friends
I and relatives gathered to pay a last rc
! sped and from here C oy followed the
body to the Laurens Cemetery where
it was interred. Rev. W. E Thayer,
his pastor, conducted the services.
The honorary pall heurer? were
Messrs (). B. Simmons, .1. F. Tolbert,
D. A. Davis, .1. S. Bennett, ii. V.
Simpson, Jas. A. Clardy, R. A Cooper
and Dr. U.K. Aiken.
The active pall bearers wcro Messrs.
J. W. Holt, Joint A. Franks, P. A.
Simpson, Ny<; Owings, J. C. Owings,
C. B. Bobo, C. 11. Roper ami Dr. R.
Maston Henderson Fowlor was 58
years of age being horn in the Ml.
Pleasant neighborhood of this county.
He was married twice. His first wife
was Miss Ellen Moore, of the Ml.
Pleasant section, and from that union
two survive, Mr. John Young Fowler
of this city, and Mrs. Clara Simpson, of
Florida. His second wife was Miss
Evie Atweli, a native of Georgia and
she survives him. Mr. Clyde Fowlor
and Miss Esther Fowler were the chil
dren by the second union. Dr. Wad"
Fowler, of Simpsonvlle, is a brother
of Mr. Fowler and Mrs. Linwood Mar
tin, of Madden Station, is a sister.
About the year 1885 Mr. Fowler
came to Laurens from his country
home and went to work for Capt. .).
M Philpot. By industry and attention
to business, he won the respect of his
business associates and a lew years
later became a member of tho firm.
About 1X07 Mr. Fowlor went in busi
ness with Mr. John A. 1''ranks and they
were in business together about a year.
Mr. Fowler then went into business
for himself and ran the store of M. 11.
Fowler &. Company until shortly before
his death. Very recently Mr. Nye
Owings was admitted in the firm as a
partner. A few weeks ago, when the
disastrous fire visited the eastern busi
ness section, this firm was one of the
heaviest losers and, on account of the
damaged condition of tho stor?' room
and stock, were forced to sell what re
mained at nominal figures, Since that
time the business has been closed up.
Mr. Fowler was a man of strong
convictions ?m?l <>f high sense of duty.
He was held in the very highest esteem
by all who knew or came in contact
with him. His business was always
conducted on the highest piano, those
haV'ng dealings with him never
having any cause to regrol it. By close
attention to busin. and economical
management ho built up a large and
liourisning trade, hi i d< (dining years
finding him comfortably rewarded with
the world's goods. Mr. Fowler's death
is a dlntincl loss to t! , city and t<? tin
lilt; vi to in \i.
\\, P. I! ii<]nous ('loses Trade Fur
Tuenly.four Ford Cars.
Mr. John I. Chiploy, of Greenwood,
Ford agon I for upper Carolina, closed
a deal y? slorday with Mr, W. P. Hud
gens for Iwenty-fO?r Ford automo
biles. Mr, Chiploy was here yesterday
for-the purpose of making final ar
rangements with Mr. Iludgens for
handling these cars. That there will
bo ".some" new Fords placed through
out Laurens county within the m-xt
fow months, goes without saying for'
the Ford is well-known aid the agent,
Mr. Hudgons ranks well up in the
Bridge ? lub Postponed.
Mrs. M. L. Copeland, who was to \
have entertained the bridge club at her
h<>m<! next Thursday has decided to
postpone the meeting until some day i
. "xt week. On account of the indem- (
oni weather it was thought be t to
wait until an afternoon next week,
ROCK HILL PLAN
Campaign Actively Begun in
TO APPOINT MANAGERS
FOR EACH COUNTY
The Plan is Simply a Systematical
Catupnigii la Hot Every Farmer to
Pledge Itodlictloil of 2."? Per Cent,
in the Production of His t'oton
I Crop. i
As tho first move in tho effort to in
nuguratc tho "Rock Hill" plan of cop
I inn; with tho present cotton situation,
Mr. J. (I. Anderson, State Superintend
ent for South Ca.olina, lias addressed
the following letter to the mayors of tho
different cities ami communities in South
Dear Sir: Having been appointed
State Superintendent for South Caroli
na under the "Rock Hill Plan" for tho
reduction of cotton acreage, I am writ
j ing to ask your prompt cooperation to
j organize your county under the plan.
I know I can safely appeal to your
patriotism to help us to make South
Carolina an example to other States in
j getting the cotton acreage reduced. It
is hardly necessary to argue t<> :t man
of intclligcnsc tho great importance to
us all to do something practical toward
securing this reduction.
As a first step toward organizing your
county 1 want to ask you to recom
mend a Committee Of three of your liv
est citizens preferably a banker, n mer
chant find a plante r t<> take charge of
the work in your county of appointing
canvassers, one to each two townships
and raising sufficient, funds among your
I merchants and others to pay these enn
' vnssera. A fund of $150 to $200 ought
I to bo amply sufficient for putting tho
work through in your county.
Send me the names of these three,
the first named by you to act as chair
I man, and I will send them full instruc
tions as to how to proceed under tho
Please let me hear from you right
away, as no time is lobe lost if efficient
work is to be accomplished.
Yours very truly,
.1 (I. Anderson,
State Superintendent for South Caroli
na under the "Rock Hill Plan.''
The plan is a very simple ont . Fop
each state there is a supcrinti ndent.
Mr. J. G. Anderson, of Rock Hill, hast
already been appointed for this state as
' will he seen by his letter. Each county
1 is then to have a committee of throe,
' preferably composed of a hanker, a
' merchant and a farmer, This committee.
' is to solicit money with which to carry
on the campaign in the respective coun>
'ties. It is estimated thai it will tako
between $125 and S'j'Hi to carry on the
campaign in each county. This com
' mit tee of three also employs can . a t :
to travel all over the county and secure
the pledges of reduction. As the pledges
are rece ived ilm names are to l>e pub
lished in Hie- county papers. It is also
suggested that the names of all those
farmers who pledgo themselves to re
duce- im published again just bef<>rt the
planting season so as to rcfre h their"
In accordance with the remi" I of
tlm state; superintendent, Mayor I'.abb
has appointed Dr. II. K. \ik n, Mr.
W. L. Cray and Dr. VV. C. Irby as tho
cbmmi t??<? from this county.
In addition te> this, the plan calls for
meetings at the school bouses in ? itch
count) on the 25th e>i January- And
then em the liTth of the same month,
it is proposed to have a grand county
county reduction rally.
But, the closing paragraph in tho
circular sent out by the st.at'' super?
intondent says this:
"It should he borne in mind in the
consideration of this or any Other plan,
that is presented for reducing ihe- cot*
i ton acreage, that any or all of them
at best, can be ne> more than tempor
arily successful, unless the fanner
practices diversification! and^thc^.mar
I ket for cotton goodj trroughout the
world Is enlarges! artd widened. In
Other words, tho only lasting method
by which the planters of cotton can en
hance their profit, is to raise their
supplies at home and l?l cotton be tho