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VOLUME XXIX. _ LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1913. NUMBER 11
WHO ARE THE MOST POPULAR CHIL- I
DREN IN LAURENS AND VICINITY
The Laurens Advertiser Seeks to Ascertain Who
Are the Most Popular Children in Laurens
and Surrounding Territory, and Offers a
Large Sum of Gold for the Answer.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE ELIGIBLE
Send In the Name of Your Choice at Once. Five Gold
Rings to the First Five Children Nominated
in Each District.
Is there a little sweetheart in your
Have you a little darling whose
bright eyes and smiling lips bring
sunshine to your home?
Have you a buster hoy?
Have you a Virginia May. a Bobby
Bums, an Alice, too. with eyes of
Have yon a dear little child who is
the fireside ehanin on a winter evening
Or a heart s delight in the summer
For the little children, the pride
and joy of fond and adoring parents.
The Laurens Advertiser inaugurates a
Grand Children's Contest. From now
on and for some time to come the chil
dren will occupy the center of the
stage, for it's for the children?the
children of the entire section. This
contest is to he conducted on the vot
ing plan and to each and every child
nominated between now and Nov. 8th,
inclusive, will lie given 1,000 votes.
In addition The Laurens Advertiser
will give 5 handsome solid gold rings
to the first five children whose namos
are first to reach this olliee from Dis
trict No. I, And to make all tilings
even the Laurens Advertiser will give
."> handsome solid Rold rings to the fust |
live children whose names are fust to
roach the office from District No. 2
During the life of this contest all
territory within the corporate limits
of the town of Laurens will he known
as District No. 1.
All Rural Koules and towns out-side
the corporate limits of the city of
Laurens will he known as District No.
You do not have to be a subscriber
of the paper to enter your child in the
In this issue of The Laurens Adver
tiser appears a coupon which will lie
Kood for one thousand votes when
properly filled out and brought in or
mailed to the contest office, .lust one
of these may be voted for each child.
In addition to this coupon another ap
pears which is good for 25 votes. You
may vote as many of these as you can
get, you may send In the name of any
child under iL' years of age of white
If you wish to secure one of the
rings in your district till out one of
the nomination blanks without delay
and bring or semi it to the contest
Anyone connected with The Adver-!
User in any way will not be allowed to
enter their children.
The entire contest will he under the'
management of the Joyce syndicate. ]
'('lip a coupon and nominate a child
If you haven't one of your own, re
member that little hoy or nirl who is
the idol of your neighbor. The names
of the nominees will appear shortly,
so you should lose no time in Bend
ing in yours. And then. besides,
there are those gold rings. Surely
there is some child among all those
lovely children in this section that
you will want to help win one of these
prizes, (lather all the ballots you can
and work for your favorite. He one
of the first ones to net in ami got
la good start. We want every child
in Laurens and vicinity in this race.
I You all stand an equal chance. The
gold is a groat incentive but the hon
or and fame attached to the children
winning are beyond comprehension.
It has been truly said that in no sec
tion of the State are there so many
beautiful children as in Laurens and
Laurens County. This is a source of
pride and satisfaction, not only to
their parents, but to their relatives
and friends. In view of this fact The
Advertiser has decide,] to bring the
matter to the attention of every read
er, who will readily concede the truth
of this statement, thereby sustaining
the copulation this county has enjoyed
Very naturally there exists a certain
amount of belief, hidden within every
parent's being, that their "darling" is
just about the prettiest, smartest, c ut
est and most lovable child in the
Whole universe. This is hut a natural
feeling, for did not that parent think
so she would not be worthy of ihe
ureat honor that must accrue to her
as a result of such inheritance. The
Laurens Advertiser, knowing this, and
knowing the great honor which must
??(?ine to the relatives and friends Of
the child who is declared the most
popular, after the public has decided,
agrees to spend $500.000 in gold that
the matter may he settled and the hon
or and dignity placed where, in the
opinion of the; public, it belongs.
Contest headquarters will be in the
office of the Laurens Advertiser, and
the manager will be in the office this
evening until 7 o'clock, and would be
pleased to receive a call from any one
who is interested in the contest. In
order to secure one of the lings you
must fill out one of the nomination
coupons and bring or scr.d it to the
Contest Department of The Laurens
Interest your friends in saving tl. ?
coupons for you and have thorn mail
them to the Contest Manager or save
them for you so that you ran bring
them in yourself. Call, write, 'phono
or wire for information. Telephone
Hurl in Gin.
Mr. Gary Long, a well-known young
man of Waterloo, narrowly escaped
donth last. Saturday when he was
Caught in the belting of the Waterloo
ginnery, in some miraculous manner
ho escaped with only a few bruises,
through every hit of his Clothing was
torn from his body, not a piece be
ing left over a foot long. Even his
shoes were torn off. His friends will
be glad to know that lie is out of
danger and resting well.
:t,o!?7 Hnles to Sept. 2?.
Mr. Charlie M?Oravy, crop reporter
in this county for the government, has J
received a letter from W. .1. Harris,
director of the census, stating that
his first tolegraplllc report as to gin
ning in this county up to Sept. 25 had
boon checked from individual reports
and found correct. The report for this
county showed that 3,0!>7 bales had
been ginned prior to Sept. 25 against j
3,614 prior to the same date last year.j
Two Hales To Acre.
Mr. T. Mae Roper was showing on
tho streets Monday a stalk of "Uncle
Sam" cotton, that contained 31 opened
and opening bolls, Ho lias only one
half acre of this variety and on this
lie has already picked <;!?:*. pounds. Ho
says he is sure of getting at least 1100
pounds altogether. The bolls have
five locks. The seed, which he bought
merely as an experiment w. re Kotten
at the state fair last year. Mr. Roper
states that he didn't give the seed a
fair show as the half-acre has s shade
trees on it ami believes that under
ordinary conditions will easily yield
two bales to the acre.
Choral Society Meeting.
The Laurens High School Choral So
ciety will hold its first rehearsal in
the school auditorium on Thursday ev
ening, October ninth, at eight o'clock.
All members aro urged to be present
at this meeting.
NEGRO MAN KILLED
NEAR CROSS HILL
Mr. Tom Shoots Neuro who i*
Said to have Drawn IMstol on Uhu
and was iibout to shoot.
Robert Smith or Ike Smith, as ho
was more generally known, a negro
employee on the place of Mr. Tom
Neil, below Cross Hill, was shot and
almost instantly killed l<y the latter
aboul midnight Friday night. Accord
lug to testimony given at the Inquest
hold by Coroner Halrston, the shoot
ing was done in self defense. Mr. Noll
came to Laurens Saturday morning
and surrendered to the sheriff. Satur
day afternoon Judge It. C. Watts grant
ed hall in the sum of $1.01)0 and Mr.
Nell was liberated to wait trial at the
March term of court.
The shooting grew out of the use
by the negro of Mr. N'eils's mule with
out the hitter's authority. According
to the story told by Mr. Noll, he return
ed from a visit elsewhere Friday night
and found one of his mules missing.
Suspecting that the mule had been us
ed without his knowledge before and
that Ike Smith was the culprit this
time, he went over to the house of
.lohn Mays. Ike's brother-in-law, and
iisked as to the whereabouts of the ne
gro. Finding that Ike was not at home.
Mr. Neil prepared to watch for his re
turn, in the meantime sending Mays
to the house of .lohn Nell, his brother,
and securing a pistol. When Ike Smith
rode into the yard about midnight, Mr.
Neil began to upbraid him for using
the mub'. The negro began to get off
of the mule and at the same time made
a move to draw his psitol. As he
reached the ground he had succeeded
in drawing the pistol from his pocket
hut before he could shoot Mr. Neil pull
ed tlu> trigger of his own pistol, shoot
ing one time. The bullet entered the
breast of the negro, and he died short
Sheriff Owlngs and Coroner Halr
ston went to the scene of the lioir.ii Ide
Saturlay morning and when tiny ar
rived tiny found the negro Where he
had fallen and the pistol was found ly
ing by Ills side.
Testimony of I'jc Witness,
.lohn Mays, the only witness to the
tragedy, testilicd as follows at the in-j
"Last night about live minutes of
twelve o'clock Mr. Tom Nell was stand
ing out at the cotton house and Robert
or Issaac Smith came riding up on Mr.
Neil's mule and Mr. Neil said "Isaac,
what do you mean riding my mule
around without leave or license " and
Isaac put his left hand on his mule's
weathers and his right hand in his hip
pocket and slipped off of the mule with
l,is pistol in his right hand and Mr. Nc|
shot him and he fell and he has never
"Sure that Isaac had the pistol in
his right hand when he not off of the
mule. I and Mr. Nell was standing out
at the cotton house together. Mr. Tom
Neil sent nie down to Mr. .lohn Neil's
to tell him to send him his pistol. I
came back a few minutes before the
man, Isaac, came back with the mule
and gave the pistol to Mr. Tom Neil,
the pistol he shot Isaac with."
Tost Mortem Examination.
, Following is the testimony of l>r. 0.
F. Klugh, who examined the negro 'be
"I hereby solemnly swear that at 11:
4?, A. M.. October Oth, I examined the
deal body of Isaac Smith and found
that a bullet had entered the right nip
ple and passed through his chest lodg- j
ing just to the right of the backbone,
about the level of the lower tip of the
shoulder blade. Such a wound would
cut large blood vessels and other
structures sufficiently delicate to cans.?
C. F. Klugh. M I)
To Stud) Home Count).
At a meeting of the Laurens county
students at the University held recent
ly, a club was formed for the purpose
of studying the social am) economic
conditions in their homo county. The
following officers were elected: L. s
Fuller Jr., president : W. H. McOowan,
vlco president; w. A. Fellers, secreta
ry and treasurer.
Carried to tsyliim,
Sheriff OwingS carried two ncgl'OCfl
to the hospital for the insane at Co
lumbia Sunday. One of them was Joan
?rockman, who has been a shoe re
pairer in Laurens for many years, and
the other was Arthur Hoyd. from the
Durbin Creek section of the county.
FIRST MEETING OF
\>u?? n I'rotltNblc mid Kltjoynhle Occa
sion. Ofdens elected for Knsuelnu
The inoiitlily meeting of the county
teacher's association was held tu the
uuditorluin ul the graded school huttd
lllg Saturday morning. This was one
of the most largely attended meetings
ever held by the association, an un
usually large number being prescht for
a "llrst" meeting. The principal busi
ness before the association was the
election <>!' olllcors tor the eusueing
year ami the formulation of plans lor
I the year's work, The following odlcers
were olected: President. II. I.. Jones,
l.aurens city schools: Vice President,
Miss Laurie Anil. Trlulty-UidgO
school: Secretary, Miss Nannie Simp
son. Gray C'ourt-Owings school; Treas
urer. A. C. Daniel, Clinton graded
; schools; Chaplain, K. A. Fuller.
Following the meeting in the grad
ed school, the teachers repaired to the
rest room which has recent l> boon
provided tor them In the west wing
of the county court house, Here Miss
WI1 l.oit Gray, assisted by several
other ladies of the city, was "t\\
Home" to the teachers and a number
of other friends. A dellglitful Inn
cheon of snndwltehes, tomatoes and ic
ed t<;i was Borved, forming certainly
a very welcome part of the (Jay's pro
| gram. Til rough the courtesy of Supt.
' Jones a musical prog rain was rendered
on the graded school phonograph,
The teachers' rest room is another
nc(|ulsltlon of the educational system
of the county. The monthly meetings
of the teachers' association were made
rather burdensome last year because
of the absence of any place for the
teachers to rest after the meetings
and while tin y were waiting on eon
voynnces to carry them home. To do
away with this inconvenience or hard
ship the county authorities were pie
vailed upon to loan om of ihe grand
jury rooms to the association tor a
rest room. Permission was granted
on condition thai the room be lltled
up without expense (o the county. Sev
oral friends came to the rescue of the
j teachers association and made possi
ide the present delightful quarters.
Mis. MeFiill, who has lakon consider
able interest in the \vurk~ of the teach
ers' association, volunteered to solve
the question of furniture for the room
ami she did so in a very original and
as well as tasteful substantial man
ner by designing and building outright
a beautiful live piece library set, con
sisting of a table, a taboret, writing
desk and two long settee's. It is made
in mission style ami makes a most
pleasing appearance. Mrs. McFall
made this from the raw lumber, do
ing every bit of the work herself. In
cluding oven the sawing off of the
pans and hammering of the nails. The
Laurens Drug company has added con
siderable to the cozinesH of the room
by hanging a number of pictures on
the walls. The rest room will he open
to the teachers ( very Saturday or up
on any other days that they happen
to conic '<> the city.
The next meeting of the association
will be held the Iirst Saturday in Nov
Denlli Overtakes Young Woman.
Miss ('.race Olakely, the twenty year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SV. W.
Ulnkcly, died at the residence of her
parents near Watts Mills Thursday
morning. The young lady had been
in ill health for a long time, so her
death was not entirely unexpected.
She was a young woman of very lov
able character ami possession a very
kind disposition. Her death brought
sincere grief to a large number of
friends and acquaintances. The funer
al services were held Friday morning
at Rocky Springs church.
Klne Kxamplc of a Hustler,
Mr. \V. P. Harris, the well-known
Ivan roils county planter, was in tie
city Saturday and was telling of a
real hustler among his tenants Mr.
John Miller, who runs a one-horse
farm, hail picke<| and glhned up to
October 3rd, nine bales of cotton, off
P.i acres of land. This was more
than he got last year altogether off the
same number of acres. The lint
brought him $7fi3.33 and the seed
$100,16, He fully expects to net as
many more bales from his farm. The
seed lie used was "Pickers Delight."
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
IN SESSION TODAY
Seventh District Convention
GUESTS IN LAURENS
OF LODGE NO. 43
Program of tlic Dil) will Include Ulis.
luoss Sessions During Die Day, in
formilI Deception Tonight ami linn.
i|iui at King Hotel tfter the Itecop.
The Seventh District Convention,
Knights of Pythias, Domain of South
' Carolina, will he hold In Laurens to
day, the convention being the guests |
of Laurens Ixnlge No, IS. The local
pythtans have been making prepara- [
lions lot their entertainment all din
ing the past week and a very pleasing
program has been arranged. The cul
mination of the day's entertainment
will come (onlght at the King Hotel
when the local pytlllails will entertain
tin- visiting brethren with a sumptti
oiis banquet, \ number of prominent
pythlans from other sections of the
state, without ami within the seventh
district, have been invited to the hau
<pict and several of these will respond
to toasts. Among these will he liuis.
I), Drown, of Abbeville, II. K. Oshorae,
of Spnrlanburg, and (b.?. w. Dick, ni
The majority of the visiting knights
will arrive from Spartanhurg on the
K:'_'o train, when the local knights will
he on band to meet them and show
them to the lodge rooms The lirst
session of the day will he held at the
lodge rooms at in o'clock in the morn
lug. Sessions will continue through
out the day. From "::t0 to 9:!Ml an
informal reception will be given to the
visitors at the lodge room after which
they will repair to the Kinp Hole; (o
attend the hampict.
The hamiuel will he held at 'i llo
i at the hotel. Iir. II. K. Alken being
toastuiaster. The follow im* are the
toasts and those who will respond to
Toast master 11. K. \iu< n
\ toast like a toxi, Is something
to talk from.
'Mirth Is Hod':, medicine. \ll
men should bathe in II."
I Ir. Holme .
Our Aims Dev. S. O. Cnntoj
"There is only one way to he
happy ami that is to make some
body else so." Sidney Smith.
Women, Wives and Wishbones
T. .1. McAllslor
"Damon ami I'yihias were friend .
Pure friendship filled each heart!
And this Is how tie trick was
They kept their wives apart."
Yon Can Do It II. K. Osborno. K '!
"Somebody said that il couldn't he
done, but he with a chuckle re
plied as he took oil his coat, that
he wouldn't he one to say such a
thing till he tried, so he buckled
light in with the trace of a grin on
bis face. If he worried he hid it.
lie started to sing as he tackled
the thing that 'couldn't he done'
and he did it."
' Do It Now ami Hurry Hack
Albert C. Tod.I. K m
"Living will teach you how to
live, better than preacher or
The Working Man Cha l> lirow
"What we call link
Is simply pluck,
And doing things over and over;
Courage am) will,
Perseverance and skill
An- the four leaves of link's
How Methusaleh Hroke the D coord
W. L. Grt
If the world is goilift wrong,
Forge I it'
Sorrow never lingers long
If your neighbor bears ill-will.
If von! conscience won't be still.
If you owe an ancient bill
F. C II I'. D. Q. and X. V. '/
Ceo W. D|
"Noah was six hundred years old
before lie knew bow to build an
ark. Don't lose your grip."
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
THE COUNTY FAIR
JUST TEN DAYS OFF
Premium and Prize list
Published I oday.
NEW ROAD OPI NED
TO FAIR GROUNDS
The Schools of tin- Count) l'\poc(cd
to Inno a Splendid Parade of Floats,
beginning at II oVIock. Ito) Scouts
(o Help I'atrol the (.'rounds ami I.end
The Advertiser is publishing today
tin- olllclal onto and pelze Hsi of the
counts fall' October 17th. Although
every endeavour lias been made by
tin' prtmlum list committee, composed
Of Messers I I) id, Watts and Power,
to Include everj animal or urtlelu
that should he shown nt the fair, they
recognize that it is even yet Imperfect,
For that reason they have requested
that the farmers bring with them to
the lair every conveivable Kind of farm
product that is worths of attention.
The prizes shown in the list uro uol
all that the lair committ<*c hopes to
secure. Mayor t'opehilid, of Clinton,
? ailed upon Pres. livid several days
IlgO and stateil that he Would statt .1
campaign there to secure prlzeu
amour the merchants. It is hoped that
Unite a number will be secured thorn
and in that eveul tin \ will be added
to the 11 hi already. The llsl will ho
found elsewhere in this paper,
New Itoad a Corlnini).
I'r. . It) rd has been not I lied h) Ma
yor Itabb licit he will have aimther
road hull! lo the lair grounds a few
hundred fool ahovo the presenl road
and bridge, This road w ill he used
exeulslvoly for anluiah and vehicles
going out of the fair grounds while
tin' presenl toad and bridge will ho
used tor passage into I he grounds, In
ibis why, the fan management holies
to a vol.I the confusion ol la si year ami
(he sear before when vehicles vvei'o
crowding in ami out at tin' sanne iinu>
and i'n- same 10.id. Visitors In t 10
fair are requested In bear in mind
that tili- road lor leaving tin- fa.il'
grounds Is above the old bridge b)
which the) have been accustomed lo
The School floats.
Mis Wil I.mi (Jray, county school
supervisor, stated yesterday that she
conlhlcii!ly expected a large nuinbei'
of the schools to be represented in
the parade " will be n iiieinbi 1 od
that the school float |raradc last your
was one o| the 1111 e I attractive lea
lures of the lair and probably dlX'W
more altenlloil than any other single
exhibit. While q 11 i to a number of
schools had exhibits of this kind la t
year ami tin- comp? lion for tin- piT/i
wan keen, it i expected thai the Unat
this year will be even more numerous
and innre varied. Nil ill her of the
teachers have already >? i\< o notice
that their schools would be represent
Itoj Seoul .
Sennet hint-', else new! Tin local hail 1
of the Uns Seouls of America will bo
on the fair grounds to help the man ??
ment in whatever way they can. The)
will be Had lo give information about
exhibits, poinl out tiny thing of Inter
. t, run errand foi the olllelals of Ihn
lair (hut nobody e.xeepl ollicials) and.
in t.'i<-1. assist in any way that a crowd
ol healthy youngsters can. Itev. ('. F,
Itankiii i .com master ? Miurous
and he ha already offered the Services
of the boy scouts lo Pros. Hyrd. Tin
will be recognized by theli black r
forms and soldier hats.
< orn and Tomato Clubs.
M r. ??en. |j. I'it Is, in > hil., ? ???? f.! ?
boys corn clubs has announced thai
the corn club exhibits will be shown
in tin- auditorium of tin county court
house, where they will be seoi 1
lion ?od In < a t; of bad won t hoi . The
tomato Clilb girls '?'?ill :>l 0 base ihoii!
OXhllbitS tin |e. S'O. with the e I 'An (1< -
paritnents holding forth in the '"oil I.
room, ti.is ssill be a vet:) busy lace,
Tin- band ha n't been nn ntiom I Iii
these columns for several week
i< will be there. This band is al 0 1
countv rai r-d product, so i' can l><
depended on lo furnlsl music to "tin
very last ditch."
Not far Distant.
The lime for holding tin f:;!'- 's nbl
(Continued on Page Twelve.)