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MOTION PICTURE SCENES OF LAURENS
TO BE TAKEN DURING SCHOOL FAIR
yjftMr. D. R. Lavender, the progressive
manager of the local moving picture
show, returned from a trip to several
cities Monday and made the announce
orient that he had closed a contract
Tvith a big motion picture house to
have a man here during the county
school fair to take scenes of the
school children, pictures of prominent
people and other scenes in and around
. .' Laurens. The picture man 'will be
carried over to the glass works where
he will make a "sitting" or "running"
according to what he will term the
i "process of taking a motion picture
' ? there.
Mr. luvender is going to foot the
bill for the entire thing himself and
I intends showing it in all the towns
in which he has picture shows. He
has been offered a big price for it al
in the picture world, for mighty few
mind whether he will sell it or not.
In closing this conliact, Mr. Laven
der has put Lrfiureus right up In front
Chandler, Miss Alma Hill, J. W. B.
towns in this state or any other state
have had their activities depicted in
this manner. The advertising which
she will get out of it will bo of the
best kind, for it will show that Lau
I rens is one of the most progressive
I counties in the state in so far as her
I educational institutions are concerned
The county fair itself is an innovation
I in educational work and a picture of
it shown in other counties would di
rect especial attention to this county
and Incidentally might serve as an
[ inspiration to those counties to do
ALEXANDER J. SMITH
DIED EARLY SUNDAY
Prominent Citizen of fIto County and
Member of the Constitutional Con
ventlon of 'its.
Alexander J. Smith, familiarly call
ed "Lock" Smith by all who knew
hLm, died at his home near Mount
ville early Sunday morning after an
illness that lasted over nearly a year.
His death was immediately brought
about, however, by a stroke of paraly
sis which occurred Thursday. From
then until the time of his death early
Sunday morning, his family held out
little hope of his recovery. He was
70 years of nge. The funeral servic
es were held Sunday afternoon at
Roaverdam church, an Immense gath
ering of people being present to pay
a last respect to his memory. The
services were conducted by Rev. L. P.
McGce, of I.aureus, assisted by Rev.
Kllis A. Fuller, of Mountville. A pro
fusion of ilowers were strewn upon
the grave. A large number of prom
inent citizens from all over the county
attended the services.
The honorary pall hearers were R.
A. Cooper, .lohn F. Holt. R. L. Wolf,
F Sprousc, R. T. Dunlap, C. A. Pow
er, J. M. Simmons, R. R. Fuller, T.
Mac. Roper, Tom Coleman, A. R.
The active pall bearers wore E. F.
Mllam, M. B. Crisp, D. II. Counts, J.
C. Jacks, J. T. A. Rallew.
Mr. Smith was a valiant soldier In
the 'GO's and participated in many
fearful battle of the war. lie always
took a prominent* part in the activi
ties of the county and interested him
self considerably In poliltcs. He was
a member of the Constitutional Con
vention of '95 and served several
terms In the legislature. For years
he was interested in the Farmers Alli
ance a.nd other organizations seeking
to aid the agricultural people. Mr.
Smith owned considerable land and
farmed on an extensive scale.
He Is survived by his wife, who was
a Miss Mary Fuller daughter of Dr.
Frank G. Fuller, and several sons
and daughters: Mr. F. C. Smith, of
Mountville. Miss Mary Smith, Dallas,
Texas., Mrs. W. H. Rowers, Amerlcus,
Gm., A. G. Smith, Macon, Ga,, Mrs.
H. B. Humhort, Laurons, Miss Francis
Smith, Gionn and Clarance Smith.
Mr. Smith came of a family of ex
ceptional ability, serveral of whom
having attained great distinction in
their chosen fields of endeavor.
Charles F. Smith, Ph. D., LI?. D., Uni
versity of Wisconsin, Prof. I^andon
M. Smith, Georgetown, Tex.. James
Perrln Smith, Ph. D., Lei and Stan
ford University, R. D. Smith, Cash
ier National Rank of Xowherry. Mrs
Augustus J. Dawklas, Spartanburg,
FINDS NO RECORDS.
Mr. R. II. Tedd Says Township Lines
Cannoi he Located.
Mr. R. R. Todd. the civil engineer
has been working for the past week
In the Trlnlty-Rldge section making a
re-survey of the old township lines.
Mr. Todd states that. It Is Impossible
to locato exactly the old lines as there
are no records on the county books
to show In which way they run. He
has gone Into the matter pretty thor
oughly and finds that there are prac
tically no records covering any of
the townships in this county. -
AT CROSS HILL
John A. Whltoford Loses his Life
while nt Work Slaking Repairs on
Wut er Tank?
Cross Hill. March 10.?A most un
fortunate accident occurred here last
Thursday in which Mr. John A. White
ford lost his lifo. Mr. J. B. Spearman
as having some repairs made on his
;iter. works tank which rests on top
of the rear end of his store. Mr.
Whltoford stepped out of the hack
door of Mr. Spearman's store and was
in the act of putting on his overcoat
to leave for his home. Somehow a
strong gust of wind caught the tank
and caused it to topple over and it
fell directly on Mr. Whltoford crush
ing him down and fracturing his skull
A hurried consultation was held and
t was decided to take the njured man
to tho Greenwood hospital on the
train that was nearly due. He did not
live long however after reaching
Greenwood and the body was brought
hack on the night train.
Mr. Wliltcford was 35 years old and
unmarried. He was the oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whltoford, who
lives near town and a young man of
exemplary character. He was an
earnest Christian \d a member of
tho Baptist church 'nterment Friday
at Bethabara churui. A large num
ber of relatives and friends attended.
Rev. J. A. Martin and Rev. W. P.
Turner conductor the services. Pall
bearers were Gus Coats, Brooks Coats,
B. M. White, Ace Boazman, Wllbar
Boazmnn, and Milton Roazman.
COMING! COMING! COMING!
Walter H. Raker's Delightful Little
Play "Down by the Sea." All-star
Consisting Entirely of Local Tal
ent. Best Yet! Look Out!
It's coming! It's on the way now!
It will be here in several weeks.
What? "Down by the Sea," a delight
ful little comedy to be played by lo
cal talent the .latter part of this
month. The play Is by Walter H.
Baker, an author of Innumerable
The oa.->t is composed of well known
young people of the city and it's said
that during the first few practices
they have shown wonderful histrionic
j talent (whatever that Is). Anyhow,
fine progress Is being made and when
the curtain Is raised on tho evening
of the performance a great show Is
The exact time, place and price will
be made known later. It can be said
as a positive fact, however, that the
price of admission will not be over
$1.00, though the show Is expected to
give much more amusement than that
money generally affords.
Moved to Former Offices.
Dr. T. L, Tlmmorman has moved
back into tho ofheos in the People's
Loail & Exchange Bank building which
ho occupied before the lire of several
months ago. His ollloos' have been
renovated and made very comfortable
With J. C. Shell A Co.
Mr. J. D. Peake, until recently of
Columbia, has accepted a position
with the grocery firm of J. C. Shell
& Co., and has already entered m>on
his duties. Mr. Peako Is an experi
enced man in the grocery Uno and Is
a very affable and polite salesman.
DRY AS A CHIP
FOR A FEW DAYS
Southern Express Company Stopped
Delivery of Intoxicating Whiskey
for Few Days Last Week, as ltesult
of Webb Law.
Consternation reigned In the camp
of the wets and near-wets for a few
days last week while the Southern
Express Company was testing the new
Webb liquor law enacted during the
last few days of congress. Putting
the interpretation upon the law that
any delivery of whiskey within the
state of South Carolina might lay
them liable for a violation of the state
law, the express company refused to
deliver any whiskey or beer from its
agencies in this state. Saturday, how
ever, a restraining order was issued
by Judge Gary, at Anheville, restrain
ing the express company from refus
ing wiskey for personal use. This
order places the shipment of whiskey
virtually upon the same basis it was
on before tho Webb hill was passed.
It remains for the supreme court to
pass upon it.
The full text of the law is as fol
"He it enacted by the senate and
house of representatives of the Uni
ted States of America in congress ns
sembled, That the shipment or trans
portation in any manner or by any
moans whatsoever, of any spirituous,
Vinous, malted, fermented or other
intoxicating liquor of any kind from
one State, territory or district of the
United States or place noncontiguous
I to but subject to the jurisdiction
thereof into any other state, terri
tory or district of the United States
or place noncontiguous to but sub
ject to the jurisdiction thereof )or
from any foreign country Into any
State, territory or district of the
United States or place noncontiguous
to hut subject to State jurisdiction
thereof, which said spirituous, vinous,
malted, fermented or other intoxicat
ing liquor is intended by any person
interested therein, to he received,
possessed, sold or in any manner
used, either in original package or
otherwise, in violation of any law of
such State, territory or dstrict of the
United States or place noncontiguous
to but subject to tho jurisdiction
thereof, is hereby prohibited."
Some objection to the bill in con
gress was based on the fact that it
provides no penalty for violation, but
t is likely that Interstate railroads
and express companies will obey the
law, notwithstanding this fact. Some
liquor has already beep confiscated
under the new law In Oklahoma, a
dry State, by State officers.
?"There Is no amendment to the
Webb bill or any i>nrt of the bill which
forbids the shipment of liquor into
South Carolina or any other State
when that commodty is shipped in it
conformity to State laws." Tills was
the state mado in Washington to The
State's correspondent by Representa
tive B. Y. Webb, of North Carolina,
author of tho Webb liquor bill, when
asked specifically wbethor or not the
enforcement of this law would forbid
the shipment of liquor nto South Car
"This law," Mr. Webb continued,
"only makes more nerfect the en
forcement of tho present State laws
by throwing safeguards around them
In such a way as to render them less
liable to be violated, but in a State
llko South Carolina there Is nothing
that will prevent the shipment of li
quor there so long as the State per
mits it. There need be no fear that
tho dispensaries will suffer or that
any private person will suffer so long
as the State law is not violated."
Senator Tlllman said: "The Webb
law Is In effect, but not in language,
the same measure that I introduced
in the Senate 16 years ago. but on
which I failed.to get a favorable com
mittee report It simply provides
that liquor shall not be shipped Into
any State In violation of the laws of
that State. This will not affect the
shipment of liquor to the dispensaries
nor to private parties In South Caro
?lina, except for uses which are at
At WOOdrOW Wilson School.
A box futppor will he given at the
Woodrow Wilson school Friday night,
March 21st., to which the public is
Invited. The proceeds are to be used
for the benefit of the school. All of
the patrons and friends of the school
are requested to show their interest
DRAWING TO A CLOSE
Only Three Weeks More n which Peo
ple of this County can he F.xumin
cd Free of Charge*
Dr. P. M. Kout'h, of the stat Depart
ment of Health, who has been con
ducting the hookworm campaign in
this county for the past six weeks,
writes a letter below to the people of
this county in reference to his work.
Dr. Routh is very anxious that the
remaining time lort to him In this
county may be utilized to the very
best advantage. He hopes that every
parent Who has not already had his
child examined will call on him at
some of the places mentioned below
and make arrangements for an exami
nation. The children need not go to
him to bo examined, but may send
8peolment8 of their excretions to the
dispensaries established over the coun
ty. The letter of Dr. Routh is as fol
To the People of Laurena County: ?
The campaign against' (tho hook
worms that has been operating In
Lauron8 county since Jan. 21st is
about to close. There are only three
weeks more. As a rule, the repre
sentatives of tho state Hoard of
Health only remain In each county
six weeks. The county is generally
asked to appropriate fifty dollars to
pay for tho drug used. Laurons coun
ty olllcials however, realizing the
necessity and importance of this work
had the delegation In Columbia to
have a bill passed so tho county com.
missioners could Increase the appro
priation. This was done, because the
interest manifested by the Citizens
was so great, and tho number of
specimens 80 many, that 1 could not
do all the work myself, and had to
got help. After getting extra appro
priation, we decided to extend tho
time four weeks longer. During the
first six weeks there were 2.'101 peo
ple examined, and Of thai number,
3-lfl wore infected or 14.7 per cent.
I sincerely hope that tho same in
terest will bo shown In the closing
weeks of the campaign.
Dispensaries are being operated now
at Ora on Tuesdays, Qoldvllo on Wed
nesdays. Waterloo on Fridays and
Laurena on Saturdays Any person
may apply at these points on days
specified, and find out if they are in
fected with Hookworms
On Mondays and Thursdays I have
no special engagement, but am utiliz
ing those days visiting schools and
talking to tho children on sanitation
and hygiene. It will bo impossible
for me to reach all tho schools, but
any toocher or trustee can have their
schools examined, without any loss
It isn't necessary for me to see a
person to make diagnosis. Tho ex
amination is mlscroscopical and each
person wishing to bo examined, must
bring or send a small portion of their
I will, if requested send any teacher
or trustee as many containers as they
desire for their school. The speci
mens can be collected and sent to me
nt either of the points mentioned
above. When examinntons are made,
I will write them results, and send
treatment if necessary.
Rvory school child in I.anrons
county should be examined, and It is
my desire, that before I leave the
county, every parent will know, that
they have the privilege of having
their children examined free of
Hookworm disease can never be
eliminated until we have the neces
sary sanitary arrangements at our
homes and schools. There Is a model
sanitary out-house on exhibition at
the county court house. This has
been approved by the American Pub
lic Health Association, because it will
prevent hookworm disease, typhoid
fever, and bowel complaints
I would advise everyone to inspect
this when they visit the county seat.
I'. M. Routh.
Court Vdjonrnod unlll Today.
Because of the death of Dr. J. M.
Richardson of Anderson, a relative Of
Judge fjfeo. B, Prince, the presid
ing Judge, t'ae court of general
sessions, which convened here
Monday, adjourned soon after con
vening to meet, again this morning.
As there are but few cases to bo
tried, It is expected that all the bus
iness of the court will be finished by
the end of the v/eek.
Mr. Evernrd Calthrop, Tenor NolojHt
and Dr. Hoy Murk Favlll, Duhno
Cnntiittl Assist,,i by Arlon Quar
tette will give Recital In Lauren?
on Frldny March 31 St.
Tho Indies of the Lnurens Library
association have succeeded in petting
an excellent artist's concert for Fri
day evening, March 21st. Tho artists
of the evening will bo Mr. Fvorard
Oalthrop, Tenor Soloist and Dr. Hoy
Mark Favlll, Hassa Cantattl. These
singers come most highly recommend
ed as soloist? of greatest talent, hav
ing sung as soloists in a numbar of
Churches in the city of Now York and
In tho loading oratorio societies of
America, including the famed Chau
Mr. Favlll, for a number Of years
was bass soloist In the Brick Preis.
byterinn church of Now York city,
which position is now held by Mr.
Frank Croxton, who delighted a Lau
rons audience several weeks ago, He
also sang bass In the quartette with
Mr. Hood Miller at this crhurch. 'Phis
alone places him in the ranks of the
country's greatest vocal artists.
Mr. Rvorard Calthrop who studied
musle for a number of years In Ameri
ca, completed his studies in England
under sonic of tho most famous Eng
lish vocal teachers. Returning to
America he secured 8OIW0 of the most
coveted positions in the choirs of New
York city and was engaged by a num
ber of the oratorio societies of the
country, singing at Chaiittauqun as
tenor soloist at the same engagement
in which Mr. Frank Croxton sang as
bass. Mr. Calthrop resigned his po
sition in one of the New York church
es and Mr. Alt house, who is the load
ing tenor for tho coming Spartanburg
festival, accepted the position.
During the recent visit of Mr. Mil
ler and Mr. Croxton in Lnurens, a
representative of The Advertiser look
occasion to ask both concerning
these singers and received from thetn.
in most glowing terms, strong recom
mendations of Mr. Calthrop and 1 >r
Favlll. The facts U?0(1 hero were
gOtton entirely from U<ed Miller and
The recital will be glvon in the
City Opera House on Friday, March
21st. Reserved seats will be placed
on sale Monday March )7th.
FOR LAURENS COUNTY
hist of Gentlemen who will Ser\o as
Assessors in Each Township <?f tin*
The Advertiser has been handed a
list of tho township assessors of Luu
rens county as appointed by (lov
Rlease. They are as follows:
Laureno City?Augustus Huff. II. D.
Mahaffey, .1. D. Mock.
Laurons township -.lohn 1). YV.
Watts, S. R. Sloan, H. H. Blakcly.
Youngs township ?W. P. Harris, W.
H. Drummond, F. J. Hughes.
Sullivan township?Jerry Stone, N.
H. Wood. Robert Holt.
Cross Hill township?Ceo. M. Han
na, Joseph A. Hill. Marshall A. Lea
Hunter township?J. J. Young. J.
M. Simmons, John I). Davis.
Jacks townnhlp?P. H. Copeland, D.
\V. Copeland, S. W. Dean.
Dials township? V. A. White, John
II. Wolff, W. C. Curry.
Waterloo township?Q, M. Moore,
M. W. Hill, J. M. Poarce.
Cross Hill town - H. L. M< Swain, R.
\. Austin, A. M. Hill.
Clinton town IL D, Henry, J. W.
Copeland, Jr., Jas. R. Copoland.
Scufllotown township M. A. Sum
erel, A. Y. Thompson, W. M. Meyers..
Dance Frida) March 21st.
The young men of the town are
making preparations for a big dance
to bo given in Traynham Guards hall
on Friday. March 2ist The dancing
folks from all the nearby towns will
be Invited and a delightful dance is
Meeting of D. A. Jt.
The Henry l.uunns Chapter, I). A.
R.. will hold Its regular meeting Fri
day afternoon at 1 o'clock at tho home
of Mrs. Lamar Smith. The members
are requested to come promptly. In
case any of the members will not be
able to attend, they are requested to
I notify the hostess.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Bids Called for on Site for
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Property Owners are Astir Since au
Order was Received by (he Post
umster Asking that Rids ho Adver
tised for to Secure a Lot for Now
Clinton, March II. There is a live
ly stirring about among Clinton real
ostato owners over the post olllco
prospects, An appropriation of $<>o,
000 tor a fedora] building and a noti
fication from the postal authorities to
Postmaster Llttlo to post a requost
for bids on sltos are vory gratifying
to tho citizens of this town,
Tho Simpson Grocery company has
moved Into one of J, II, Phlnuoys
now store rooms on Musgrovo stroet,
Mr. J, s. Abbott of Sonoon has mov
ed hero and opened a piano and organ
house UOXt to tho city station.
Most of tho merchants have return
ed from the markets and are display
ing very attractive goods.
Miss Margaret Sharpless is again
with the .1. W. Copeland company n
charge of their millinery department.
Dalloy Hi-others' millinery will ho in
charge of Miss Chant of Maltimore.
Tin- Count} Pair This Week.
Tho daughters of the Confodorooy
have worked very hard this week get
ting road yfor the "County Fair,"
a play to he presented by local talent
on Thursday evening and again on
Friday evening, and they f0< I assured
the public will enjoy II thoroughly.
Those who have been favored with
poops at rehearsals predict that tho
audience will bo In a roar from start
to finish, Mrs. J,, VV. Copeland as a
bereaved widow, Miss Dorothy Owens
and "lllll" Smith as n country bride
and groom, .loo IIIckBOIl Little as 0
city dude, Parks Adalr as a Hoky
Poky seller. MiUS -India Owens as
? Giggling Sal, are but a lew among
the more than twenty visitors to tho
County Fair. Features of the play
are the stunts which tho chorus girls
and fellows do and the excellent chil
dren's choruses. There has been HO
sparing of effort to mak< a success
of the show.
The proceeds will go to the inonu
menl fund and if the patronage Is as
large as is hoped for the the debt
will bo about cloarod away. The la
dles feel that it would ho a lino thing
to have the monument paid lor be
fore memorial day.
Chlcorn Glee Club Here.
The visit, of tin- Chlcorn Glee Club
to Clinton was in every way a suc
cess. The young ladles enjoyed the
trip. Tin: ladies of Clinton who en
tertained them enjoyed their visit.
The public who turned out in force
lo hear their concert were delighted
with the program tendered Hut tho
COllego boys who had the delights of
the fair visitors' society, the enjoy
ment of their conceit, the treat of a
reception after it. and finally the ad
dition of about $00.00 to their deplet
ed baseball treasury are the happiest
Tho young ladles rendered a well
soloctod and well-balanced glee club
program in most OXCCllonl stylo and
mndo by their manner of doing It
friends of their audience.
Dr. and Mrs. Hyrd and Mis. Holla
man of the music faculty accompan
ied the party and received many warm
compliments on the showing ti .e for
Several visitors were in town for
tho concert, former students at Chi
People Coming and Going?
Th lov. W. I". And.iron until re.
conti} of Gadsdcn, Alabama, has ac
cepted the pastorate charge of the
Tlmmonsvllle Presbyterian church and
ho and Mrs. Anderson and their
daughter. Miss Annie Graham Ander
son, are visiting relatives hero before
going to Tlmmonsvllle to live.
Mis. .1. T. ftobortsoj, '?oturnod with
Mrs, T. G. Robertson to Clenison for
a short visit.
Dr. Jacobs, Miss Mollio Mnnson,
and Miss Martha Dollarn? are spend
ing two weeks in Florida on a pleas