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LAUKENS, S. C? MAY 2$. 191*.
The AdTrrtiser will be clad to
receive the local news of all Ike
ceaunaaltJes ta the count y. Cor
respondents are requested to
alga their names to the contri
butions. Letters sbonld not be
nailed later than Monday morn
Just adreamin about dem water
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Who wants to see old I^aurens coun
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This is miptoy hot weather for new
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The peach season has arrived: sweet
r.' graduates and June brides.
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He Colonel is just one of those
?foi** who like* to be '"sociable."
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They say that the import duty on
diamonds Is to be reluced. That's
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Just to remind a few of those sub
scription notices which we sent out
several weeks ago.
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One Lauren? county farmer says
thnt he ha? twelve hundred acres of
cotton with a pood stand on every
acre. If weather conditions are fov
oroble a big crop should be raised
In this county this year, as the plant
hns gotten a fairly good start though
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The Greenville county educators
are discussing the question of hav
ing s county field for the schools next
year. They ought to have had a rep
resentative here during the Laurens
county school fair where a few point
ers could have been secured on how
to run such an event.
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One thing that some people in
these proposed new county areas
should bear in mind la that the pro
posed new counties must bear their
proportionate share of the present
indebetnedness of the old counties.
Any impression to the contrary is
erroneous. The debt la transferred
to the new county.
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What became of the "Swat the Fly"
campaign inaugurated by the Civic
league? An anti-fly campaign con
ducted in connection with an educa
tional campaign along all sanita/y
lines would be productive of much
good. The Advertiser is willing to co
operate with the Civic League in giv
ing publicity in any such campaign.
0 0 0
Abbeville and Anderson travelers
would have all their troubles solved
if the Interurban trolley line were ex
tended from Belton to I.aurens. lxx>k
at the map and note the direct line to
Columbia. It would be a big job. to
be sure, but ft could be done. Of
coarse the line should extend on to
Clinton and connect there again with
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It la very proper to refer to the
town of Ora in Greenwood county in
the feminine gender.?The Green
Tille Daily Piedmont. It might be
proper to refer to Ora as In the
feminine gender and it might not be.
but it Is certainly improper to say It
1? la Greenwood county. Ora, Old Man
is in Laurent? county. You ought to
koep yourself posted on the "big
towns" of the country
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The Spartanburg Journal, printed
Monday evening, carried a story under
(black headlines to the effect that Gov
ernor BJease bad called the election
tor July 2Kb. If the Journal story
?w uf authentic. It is posaiMe that the
governor may find a reasonable excuse
(or disappointing Fountain Inn again.
?Fountain Inn Tribune. Maybe those
ahrewd 'Woodruff folks have been play
Ireg around the rosy with the gover
?o'-. Expose *?n 'Qulllen.
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The Panama CanaJ edition of The
News an.? Courier was ft splendid >?
g>er. The people of the entire state
feel a hearty interest in the growth of
Charleston and U is always jrr**i'yinc
to them to sec ?tui? examples of ability
and enterprise ahowrf there. The
News and Courier is doing a great
deal to push Charleston to the front
I as a great seaport. This special edl
j tion is Just pne of the many things
j which that paper is doing in its effort
1 to build up the city. The paper was
a beauty, from the standpoint both
of contents and typography.
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LAURENS' SONG BIRDS.
We have never been able to under
stand just what is meant by an "all
Ask t>><? Laurens people. They know
more al>ont it than anybody else. At
least tr.ey have more of it.?Newberrj
Herald & News. An all-day singine
is just what the word implies, an all
day singing, something like the old
time preaching in the country, where
people came from long distances, to
have services in the morning, dinner
on the lawn around the house of wor
ship and services acair. in the after
noon. At the all-day singing, the
people come from miles around, bring
ing "well filled baskets" prepared to
stay all day. A song service is held
in the morning followed by the mid
day meal. After dinner the singing is
resumed until the time comes to so
home. The singing is under the direc
tion of a roguarly elected choir lead
er, who possibly will sing a solo or
prepare a program of solos, duets,
quartets, etc. The music consists en
tirely of sacred songs, sung In the
good old-fashioned way with the spirit
and religious fervor characteristic of
fervid, devout people. While the cus
tom might not be peculiar to this sec
tion, it seems to be more common
here than elsewhere, possibly because
of the unusually sociable inclination
<of the people and their natural love
for music derived from the cultivation
of the musical instinct since the early
settlement of the county.
OF CITY SCHOOLS
(Continued from Page One.)
greatness of which she so proudly
boasts. Dr. Vines' address was close
ly listened to by the large audience
and he evidently made a deep impres
sion upon his hearers.
Following the address of Dr. Vines
the honor members of the class were
made known end several medals were
awarded. Carolina Roper was named
as the first honor graduate and Gus
sle Miller as the second honor grad
The scholarship medal, offered by a
friend of the school, was presented to
.Caroline Roper by Dr. H. K. Alken.
Dr. Aiken also presented the D. A.
R. medal, offered to the high school
pupil who made the highest average
in American history, to Qusale Miller.
Hayne Taylor was a close second for
this medal and for his splendid effort
his teacher. Miss Laura Barksdale.
presented him with a beautiful tie
holder. Dr. Aiken presented the pin
for Miss Barksdale.
Mr. R. E. Babb presented to Harri
ette Simpson the medal offered by Mr.
W. A. Barton, principal of the high
?chool, for the best essay written by
a Laurens nigh school pupil for the
county school journal. Lucy Childress
came second is this contest and Caro
line Roper third. Mr. Barton has an
nounced that he will offer a like med
al next year for the best graduating
Mr Babb also presented, on behalf
of the donor, Mr. J. W. Huff, of the
Princeton schooi, the med?*1, offered
by him for the best piece of original
poetry appearing in the county school
journal This medal was won by
ftampey .?mobell. of the Trinity-Ridge
school. He was present Monday even
ing and went up amidst great ap
plause to receive his medal.
During the exericses. Hayne Tay
lor. In behalf of aome members of the
graduating class, presented a hand
some rug to the school. This was ac
cepted by. Supt Jones.
A very attractive feature of the ev
ening was the musical program furn
ished by the violin clasa t>f Miss
Willimon. The audience was com
plimented with three verr eyc^llent
Diplomas were presented to John
Erastus Madden. Lewis Hayne Taylor.
Mamie Rut* Austin. Lucy Childress.
Julia Frances Henderson. Vivian
Rlaggrone Huff. Gussie Griffin Miller.
Nancy Carriin' Roper Clatie Lv.eil?
Roper. Harriette Broughton Simpson,
Nannie Mae William. Ruth Winn.
Certificates were presented to Wil
liam Henry* Franks, Mildred Babb.
Brucie Hughes Owings. Pauline Ger
la New Ofnccv.
The Southern States Lumber Com
pany, one of the most enterprise -ig
of the Laurena wholesale houses, has
rented rooms on the second floor of
the new Bank of Laurens building.
Mr. Jno. M. Cannon has also rented
rooms in the same building for bis
The front room of this building is
oeing oecnpled by the Life Insurance
Company of Virginia.
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I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
The following marriage announce
ment will be of great interest In and
around I>aurens, where the contract
ing parties have a host of friends.
Mr. Lewis Madden
requests the honour of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter
Mr. Arthur Judson Greer
Tuesday morning. June seventeenth
Nineteen hundred and thirteen
at nine o'clock
at his residence Laurens County
Miss Madden is the daughter of a
prosperous Laurens county farmer and
by her attractive personality makes
friends wherever she goes. Mr.
Greer is manager of the Motes plan
tation and is a young man of high
moral standard and pleas'ng mannet
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Huchinston, ot
Laurens, S. C. announce the engage
ment of their daughter, Julia Eliza
beth, to Mr. Frederick Milton Har
grove of this city, the wedding to oc
cur Wednesday, June the eighteenth,
at seven o'clock. No cards. Very
cordial Interest is felt in the above
announcement by a large circle of
friends and acquaintances of this
popular young couple.?Augusta
The First Baptist church will be,
the scene Thursday evening of a
wedding of wide interest when Miss
Helen Louise Crisp, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ball-1 C. Crisp, will become
the bride of George Benjamin Greene,
Esq.. of Anderson. The wedding is to
take place at 9 o'clock. Rev. P. B.
Welis. presiding elder of the Charles
ton district conference, will perform
the ceremony, assister by Rev. M. L.
Lawson. of this city. Following the
ceremony a wedding reception will be
tendered the bridal party at the home
of the bride's parents. After a bridal
trip they will be at home to their
friends in Anderson.
Miss Josephine Fuller delightfully
entertained Thursday afternoon at her
home on East Main street in honor
of Miss Evelyn Cockrell. of Jackson
ville A color scheme of yellow and
white was beautifully carried out,
the parlors being decorated with dais
ies A number of games of Forty Two
contributed to the amusement of the
guests. During the afternoon a tempt
ing salad course was served. Miss
Puller was assisted in entertaining by
her sisters. Mrs. D. A. Davis. Mrs. Jack
Davis, of Clinton. Mrs. Connor Ful
ler and Miss Mary Belle Fuller.
Mrs. R. E. Babb was the hostess
Tuesday afternoon at the regular
meeting of the J. B. Kershaw chapter.
1'. D. C. Tuesday being the birthday
of Jefferson Davis, fitting exercises
were held in his honor. A profitable
and instructive as well as enjoyable
program was rendered during ih? af
ternoon. Delightful refreshments
Miss Mary Sullivan entertained at
Forty Two in honor of Miss Helen
Crisp Monday afternoon. A number
\ of special friends of the hostess and
the bride-elect had been invited and
a most enjoyable afternoon was spent.
A delightful ice course was served
after the games were played.
Mrs. J. S. Bennett delightfully en
tertained Tuesday morning in honor
of Miss Helen Crisp, who is to be
come a bride Thursday evening. A
color scheme of yellow and white was
carried out, a profusion of daisies be
ing used as decorations, A salad
course was served during the morn
ing and after the guests had joined
in doing needlework for the bride
elect, iceg were served.
Tuesday afternoon Miss Hattie
Kate Easterby entertained with a
miscellaneous shower for a bride
elect, Miss Helen Crisp. A large num
ber of guests were present and num
erous beautiful articles of needlework
and other things were presented to
the bride-elect. A delicious ice
course was served during th? after
A? a fitting close to the commence
ment season of the city schools, the
ninth grade toys and girls tendered
a reception to the graduating class
at t~e borne of Mr. and Mrs. R. T.
Dnnlap, r>n South Harper rtreet. last
night. The young folks enjoyed the
occasion immensely, very original and
enjoyable form* of amusement hav
ing been provided for by the hosts and
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
Tbc Old Stio&ard gearm". ?treartbeninff tonic,
GROVE'S TASTIXES? ruin TONIC, drtve* ?tit
Malaria and build* mtf tbe cystrm. A trap tori:
aa4*mrtAppctircr. poradtittaaadtMMinaa. &<
? GRADED SCHOOL HONOR ROLL. ?
? Ninth Month. ?
Name of those pupils who have
made an average of 95 per cent on
Deportment. Scholarship and Attend
First Grade. Miss Emily Men?,
teacher?Robert Bahb. Charles Barks
dale, Douglas Brown, Edmund Lake,
Edwin McGee, Carl Thompson. Har
vey Oglesby. Sarah Kathrine Barks
dale. Jenuie Boyd, Tay Chaney, Laura
Hudgens, Margaret Knight, Kathrine
Meng. Floride Moore. Maintzie Rich
ardson. Addie Lou Sexton. Ruby Tem
Second Grade, Mrs. Jeannie S.
Blackwell, teacher?VMiilani Albright.
Jack Miller, Houston Roper. Martin
Teague, Rebecca Adams, Marion
Blackwell, Vermclle Caine, Beaufort
Copeland, Nellc Jones, Eula May Mar
tin. Sara Eliza Swygert.
Third Grade. Miss Ella Roland,
teacher?Beatrice Babb. Lee Ora Hun
ter, Margaret Lake. Eleanor Miller.
Mary Owings, Emmie Lou Washington
Fred Bishop, Elbert Copeland.
Fourth Grade. Miss M. E. Barnett.
teacher?Thomas Barksdale, Marshall
Maddox. Connie Craddock. Cathrine
Crews. Bessie Nelson, Gladys Roper,
Annie Laurie Thompson. Ruth Thomp
son, Annie Wade, Lee Watson.
Fourth Grade. Miss Annette Stover,
teacher?Monteith Calne. Caroline
Rankin. William Gray, Rosa Gray, Em
Fifth Grade. Miss Annette Stover,
teacher?Robert Aiken, William Lake,
Mary Blackwell, Anna Sullivan.
Fifth Grade,. Miss Annie Davis,
teacher?Cabell Garrett, Dorrob Hair
ston. Charles Hughes, Nash Pbilpot,
Sixth Grade. Miss Dorcas Calmes,
teacher?James Dunlap. Robert Lucas,
Annie Barksdale. Martha Barksdale
Mildred Counts. Laura E. Dial. Vir
ginia Gray, Kathleen McGee. Lola
McPhail. Bernice Meng. Lydia Ogles
by. Margaret Taylor, Hattie Watson
Seventh Grade. Miss May Delle
Barre. teacher?Thornwell Dunlap.
Harry McAllister. Strkkler Rankin, O.
B. Simmons. Charles Thompson. Re
becca Lake. Virginia Sullivan. Amy
Wolff. Elizabeth Young.
Teachers: W. A. Barton. Jr.. Miss
Fannie Creighton. Miss Laura Barks
Eighth Grade?Frances Davis. Mary
Sullivan. Sarah Bolt.
Ninth Grade?Herbert Sullivan. Hat
tie Gray. Virginia Simpson.
Tenth Grade?Caroline Roper Gus
First Grade. Miss Lila Hart. teach
er?James Carter. Willie Hill. Clyde
Jones. Thomas Earl Lewis, Xddie May
Darnell. Mary Davis. Annell Riddle
Ruth Stewart. L0I3 Snoddy, Clara
SViond Grade. Miss Irene M. Ray.
I teacher?Hairston Virgil. Ben Lewis.
1 Cora Lee Abercrombie. Allie Gosnell.
Lola Mae Jamieson. Bertha Knighton.
Lillian Lewis David Powers. Edgar
Knighton. Sallle Wllbern.
Third Grade. Miss Mary Simpson,
teacher?Lila Hill. Herma Lewis.
Fourth Grade. Miss Mary Simpson,
teacher?Donnie Barton. Mollie Pow
Carried ?0 the Vsjhun.
Henry Williams, a negro from the
vicinity of Gray Court, was carried
to the state asylum yesterday by
Deputy Sheriff Reid. This man has
been in the asylum several times be
fore, but he managed to escape. So
bog was he apparently in good men
tal condition he was allowed to re
main unmolested, but when he acted
queerly several days ago the sheriff's
office was notified and he was brought
to the county jail where he remained
Dead Body t>1 Ncsrr? Desperado Muti
late* and Strunc to Tree by Mob.
Hampton. May 29?The body of
Richard Henry Austin, whkn was
brought here at 2 o'clock this morn
ing by officers who had shot him in
Georgia, was taken from them and
mutilated by a mob which had assem
bled here with the purpose of burn
ing his body after it became known
that he had died while en route to
The body was taken from the offi
cers who brought it, and Uie head and
fingers and toe* were cut off. Mem
bers of the mob took bits of UeBh for
After this the body was singed and
then was hanged from a tree In front
of tbc court house.
There was no violence except to the
body of the negro and there was no
The negro died while en route to
this place.. He was taken on ttosrd th*
steamboat Attaquin. but died before
the boat reach Bluffton.
WATTS BREAKS THE SPELL.
Puts One oTer on the Clinton Cotton
Mills Team. Byrd the Star.
Too much Byrd and the heavy hit
ting of the locals proved the undoing
; of the leaders in the C, N. & L. league
i here Saturday afternoon when the
I Watts Mills boys trimmed the Clinton
' Mill lads by the score of 7 to 0. Smith,
for the Clintonians. was hammered for
four singles and a horn* iun iu tiie
! first Inning resulting in thr?e runs
for the Wattsons. The homer was
contributed by Byrd, who punted the
ball over left field fence with two on.
Smith was replaced by Watson in the
second and though he fared some bet
ter than the collegian, four monj tal
' lies amassed temse'.ves up alongside
I the initial trio of the Watts Mills
bunch. T*je largest crowd of the
season was out to see the game. Man
ager Kohn announces that he will en
' ter a protest because Wofford, the
' Watts Mills third sacker, was inellgi
' ble to play. The following are the
statistics on the game:
AB R BH PO A E
Hammen, ss . . .5 1 4 0 1 0
Swink. lb ... .4 1 1 16 0
Wofford, 3b . . 1 2 1 2 0
Fisher, 2b ... .5 1 2 1 3 0
Byrd, p . . . .5 1 2 1 3 0
I Sealy. rf ... .5 0 3 0 0|
I Ruff, c.4 0 3 3 4 0
[ Simpson. If .. .4 1 1 5 0
Byce, cf.3 1 1 0 0 0
Moorman, cf . . .1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals ... .43 7 IS 27 16
AB R BH PO A E
Fisher, c ... .3 0 0 5 1 0
Pool. 3b ... .4 0 0 4 2 0
White. 2b. ss ? ? .4 0 1 1 1 0
j Smith, p, ss . . .4 0 1 4 2 0
' Watson, rf. p . . .3 0 0 1 8 1
. Eubanks. cf . . .4 0 1 2 0 1
Ballard. If ... .3 0 0 1 0 0
Stroud, lb. ...3 0 1 5 1 0
Mclnnnis, 2b, If . .3 0 0 1 4 ?
Totals ... .31 0 4 24 19 2
Score by innings:
Watts. .320 101 00??7
Clinton.000 000 000?0
The next games of the league will
be played next Saturday. Watts will
play Newberry a: NVwberry and Clin-'
1 ton will play Lydia at Clinton.
Won. Lost P. C.
Clinton. I 1 .833
Watts. 3 ?? .500
Xewberry. 3 3 .6001
Lydia. 1 f. .167
For Sale?Jersey cow, secon/ catf,
fresh. Apply G L. Watson. C\ya Cola
Bottling Co., Laurens, S. C. 45-lt-pd
Lost?Red heifer calf, about /our,
weeks ago. Strayed from pasture
near Laurens. Anyone knowindcf its
whereabouts will please notif.w Mrs.
Rosa I. Caine. Laurens. S. C. 45-lt
Wanted?To tell the machinery peo
ple some more. I told you in a re
cent number of this paper that 1 had
charge of the Hudgens's old machine
shops in Laurens. I want to tell you
now something about how well I am
equipped to serve you. My outfit has
been selected to meet the require
ment f<*r repairing all kinds of ma
chinery used in this section, such as
steam engines and boilers, cotton gin
ning machinery. grain threshers,
mowing machines, reapers and bind
ers saw and shingle mills, grrin mills,
and in fact any kind of macmne used.
I have the machines and hf-pd work
ing tools in good repair an! all con
veniences made to expedi\efwork, and
have no hesitation in assuring you
that I can serve you satisfactorily. I
won't slight a piece of work myself
and my helpers co-operate with me
in doing nothing but neat and good
work. If you have any kind of ma
chine that is not working satisfac
torily for you. bring it to my shop
and I can assure you I can make it
work practically as well as it did
when it was new. There are not many
skilled machinists in this section and
it is to your advantage to bring your
work early so we can be sure to do
it for you in time for your season's
work. Yours for service. W. A.
Breckc bridge. , 45-lt
Notice?One W. P. Brewingtqfa has
broken his contract with :.\ I and I
hereby warn anyone against hiiing or
harboring said W. P. Brewington. A.
C. Garlington. 45-lt-pd
Attention?We want to sell you/your
cultivators, harrows, grain u4dles.
hoes aiiu heel sweeps or anyWother
bardv are. Our prices are right.
Moseley & Roland. 41-tf
ByrdTille Dairy and Stock Jfarin
jack is ready for service. SeJy the
colts that won prizes at the Conntv
Fair. W. D. Byrd ? Son, R. F. D. 3.
telephone No. 10, Laurens. S. C.
Peas, Peas Peas?For sale.wfcrice
and sample sent on application.
Hattaway & Co.. Spartanburg, S. C.
t*WRwy?. lUttft. Repairs and
F****x. T**th, Locks, Etc
LOMBARD IRON WORKS, AUGUSTA, GA.
Cef r-jr circular brfvt yun buy.
Should be rewarded with
a present of some kind.
There is nothing more
pleasing or more lasting
than Jewelry. Aud there
is no better stock to select
from than ours.
Are You Going
To Give a Medal?
If so we can furnish you
with the better kind, gold
or silver and can do the
engraviug iu the desirable
style and promptly.
WITH THE HARVEST
The Grain Is ripe and being harrest
ed?We taaTe some good Grain Cradles
to help you save It.
Cotton Seed Meal delUered within
the city limits.
Amber Cane S?ed to sow
Orange Cane Seed in row
Let us sell you some more.
Seed Corn for late planting
Field Teas and German Millet Seed.
Blacksmiths and fanners, we haTe a
full stock of Horse and Mule Shoes?
We ha*e more Coffee than we need
?want to sell you some Coffee.
Frfres Reduced on Molasses in
cans?see ns before jou bny.
A new stock of clean Chicken Feed
sack for $1.1,'? or lOOtb sack for
$2.2*. Bny your Chicken Feed here.
The -Big Store" has got It.
Call Moore or L?ngsten at No. 19.
Laurens, S. C.
tons, tired, worried or despondent it is a
sure sign you need MOTTS NERVERINE
PILLS. They renew the normal yigor and
make life worth living. Be tare ?od atk for
Mott's Nenrerine PiiU tf??g>
WU UAMS MFC CO.. Prop.., CUr.UndL OkU
L ACRE As DRUG CO.
Lanrens, 8. C
Dr. T. L, Tim merman
People's Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
W?1 practice in all Statt? Court*,
prompt attention given to all
Piles! Piles] Piles!
n.T^U^V'!l.I,ndian i*'.1* 0"ntm*nt will cur?
Pllnd. Blt-eding and Itching Pile*. i# -w.
?ort? the tortior*. allays itching at onoe.
won" *T?,t:u,,lc?'- tfve* Instant rrlief!
S?T' J?*11 O'ntment la pr?
and ,,ch,n? of ih* Pirate
WILLIAMS WRC CO.. Prot*., Clt??lana, OMa
LACIURNS DRCfc vt).
Laareaa, S. C
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Dayg
The first apphctu. a k Ktht tnd ?esLa'v^;