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VOLUME XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1913. NUMBER 20
CLOS[D WITH A
Miss Clemiegene Teague %
Three Million Votes to iH
ler Won First Prize in Se:
Bennett Won Second Pri;
Lois Nash Won Second P
Miss (lem.legene Teague .....
Miss Flora Elizabeth Bennett
Miss Gladys Fuller, Waterloo,
Miss Lois Nash, Gray Court, S. 1
Saturday night, December 0th, 1913,
et -nine o'clock, the Children's Con
test came to a close amid intense ex
citement. All (lay the Contest Mana
ger and assistants were kept busy re
ceiving subscriptions and tickets, and
the number of votes polled was a sur
prise to everyone, especially to those
conducting the contest. There were
more subscriptions and tickets enter
ed Saturday than during the preced
ing weeks, causing the vote total of
someof the candidates to soar into
the millions. -
E0verybody had a fair chance, were
encouraged and advised from the Con
test Departmnent, and realizing this,
the losers have taken it good natured
dy, knowing that everybody could not
win, and feeling that- the wihners de
served winning for their work and
the aid of their ft ads.
At nine o'clock toe judges, Dr. Isa
dore Schayer, D. M. Norwood, and B.
It. 'Clardy began counting the votes
and at 10:30 the result was announced
to the waiting crowd.
It wes a close race, especially in
)ist, ict No. 2, and the defeated ones
can well compliment themselves upon
their efforts, for they deserve commen
Probably there were altogether 40,
000,000 votes polled for the many can
didates 'who were actively in the race,
making by far the biggest contest ev
er held in this section of the state,
and a record that will remain un
beaten for years to come.
A great many new subscribers were
added to The Advertiser list, and it
now stands in this line second to no
newspaper anywhere in South Caro
District No. 1.
All territory within the corporate
limits of Laurens.
John Richardson .. .. .. .. ..241575
Ruby Templeton .. .. .. .. ..579415
Toccoa Earle Clary .. .. , . ..184530
Sarah Rebecca Richey .. .. ..479385
.. Clemiegene Teague .. .. .. . .2757360,
Flora 10lizabethr Bennett .. .. 1096510.
Lucia Trumblin.. .. ........37325
I. W. Hiigbe, Jr. .. .... .....724145
illian Gari*ett ,, ,., , ,..* .44F
lutkot Y'oitag.. ...........176595
Cliarence Albright .. ..........60,025
'l'occoa (ray .. ...........289450
Sarah 1liiza Swygert .........154015
ILizzie Tihomjason .. .. .. .. ...188950
Madge Louise Taylor .. .. ...95225
District No. 2.
All points outside the corp~orate lm
its of L~aurens.
Liaurens, RI. F. D.
MAary C'aldweli, Rt. F. D. S . . . .968550
(apers Sinmpson, R1. li. D. 1 . .3610950
10Jmma Cheek, R1. F. D). 4 . . . .283775
Addle ii. D~avis, Watts Mill . .379200
Merle Shaw~, IR. F. D. 41 .. . .571350s
Margaret Caldwell, RI. F. 1). 6 .. 21225
Margaret Belle Moore, R. F. D). 4 1025
Fred Cunninighmam, R. F. D. 4 . . 4025
Ora, S. C.
Charles Illa kely.. .. .. .. ....337045
(Gray Court, S. C.
10ugen'e Willh.. .. .. .. ....1290550i
Margaret D~ee Curry .. .......22425
tsois Nash. II. F. 1). 4.1.. ....1662720.
Irene Owens. Ri. F. D). 1 . . . ..195430.
Lumcile Hiald win, 1t. F. 1). 4 . . . . 10025
firior Smaith, iR. F. D. 3. .. .. .5176;5
' -Clinton, S. C.
.amnuel (lenn.. .. ...... ...31025
Ahieni Bailey .... ........28025
Marthia Pililips .. .........46810
Mayme Lee Wright ...... ...19625
. Thmolmas4 Par ii................... 13225
.Jack It. D~avis ...........28025
Waterloo, S. C.
F1rancees 'Teague. It. F. D). 2 . . 48025
G (ladys Fuller.. ...... ...,.17246 10.
.Iessie lhizabuethI Saxon, RIt 2 . . I607 S5
Il arold Cul behrt soni, it. I.. I). I . .259770
lharksdlale, S. C.
.Janie l'oyd. 11. 1.. I. I.. .....630215
IFountain Inan, S. C.
Mary Iilagheus ...... .......551450O
aw renre TPetmpjleton ....... 152S
WHIRLWIND OF VOT[S
'on First Prize With Nearly
er Credit. Miss Gladys Ful
:ond District. Miss Flora
e in First District and Miss
rize in Second District.
. .... ............. .... $150.00
.... .... .... .... .... 75.00
3. '. .... .... .... .... $125.00
. .... .... .... .... .... 50.00
Doris Stokes .. .. .. .. .. ..10025
Owinigs, S. C.
Alice Owings .. .. .. .. .. ..312350
Rhett 11111 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..464625
Geldville, S. C.
,lames Lawrence Lanford .. ..160025
iLanford Station, S. C.
Lou,ie 10iphard Williams .. ..19180
Virginia Garrett .. .. .. .. ..321865
Allie May 'Taylor .. .. .. .. ..179600
1Enoree, S. C.
T'roy .ills .. ............765275
Walter Montjoy .. .. .. .. .. 10025
Dan Yarborough .. .. .. . .. 13025
Clay Crisp .. ... ........ ..10025
Mountvilie, S. C.
.James Dean .. .. ... .. ..2..237620
Cross 11111, S. C.
Mazell Campbell .. .. .. . . ..994975
Emma .1. Dial .. .. .. .... ..1351860
Ware Shoals, S. C.
Carl Lewis .... . .. ....6..37200
Ware Shoals, S. C., R. F. D.
Lois Pitts, It. F. D. 1 .. .. ..255350
Barnett O')ell, R. F. I). 1 . . . .290700
Jimmie lIedden, It. F. 1). 2 .. ..131125
OFFICEIL FOIL H. OF P.
Annual Election Took Place h. the
iodge lauil Monday Night. Instalia
lion the 22nd.
The' annual election of ofilcers of
Laurens Lodge No. 43, Knights of
Pyth!as, took place in the lodge hall
Monday night. A large number of
knights were present and the election
was a spirited affair The following
were elected: C. C., L. G. Roff; V. C.,
W. E. Hawkins, Prelate, Brooks Swyg
gert; M. of W.. W. A. Burgess; K. of
H. & S. and M. of F., J. F. Tolbert;
M. of 1., R. B. Terry; M, at A., Thos.
Downey; S. G., G. F. Mcfall; O. C., E.
II. O'Shields; D. D., Geo. L. Pitts;
Trustees, C. F. Brooks, H1. K. Aiken,
Geo. L. Pitts; Medical Examiner, Dr.
W. D. Ferguson; Attorney, R. A. Coop
Installation of these officers will be
held on the 22nd of this month, when
the D. D. G. C., M. G. Womach, of
Spartanburg, will be present. At this
time the lodge will have a smoker and
a general good time is anticipated. 'A
large attendance is expected on that
The Charleston and Western Caro
lina railroad bridge gang has .been at
work for a numbiler of (lays repairing
and overhauling the wooden bridge
spanning ithe valley between the ipas
senger dipot and the coal schute. A
hpav-y 1)lank rutn ni ng-way Ils ibe ing
placed alongside the track evidently
for the use of the shifting crews and
for purposes of safety. The running
way is guardled by a heavy planlk rail
ing to prevent. anyone from falling ov
er~ the side.
I's "Esquire" Now. -
Among the young biarristers who
successfuliy~ passed the har' examnina
tion in C'olutmbia last week and who
were admitted to -Practice in the
courts of South Car-lina was J1. Cal
houn MleGowanl, son of 1lion. F. P.
Mc~(1(wanl, of this city. Mr. Mc~owa n
has been reading law under his fath
er~ for several years andi has thlerefo re
had a sipienid oppiortunIIity to get an
Insight inito t he law. lie retumrneid to
Lauren(1s Sat urdaiy, r'eceivig t he non
gratlldlonis of his friends. Only cightI
of the sixteen who stood tihe examlinla
tioni were adittlldi and~ Of the success
ful ones, Mr. MeGo wan had thie
hlighlest a verge. Anotheh r one of
t hose who were udlmit ted to thle
bar at the same time was l'aul S.
D~odson., (ourt sten'ographer fo this
dist iet, who hi~a . : :mi.le n ue:-u~s
frienuds durnin'g lhe eiveirei 'esionis of
FOR REV. M'GEE
Union Servises at the Methodist
Chuttrch Sunday N igh't. Delightful
Sunday night at the Methodist
church the l'resbyterian, Baptist and
Methodist congregations joined in a
union service. The occasion was the
close of the pastorate of Rev. L. P.
McGee in Laurens. Mr. McGee goes
to Greenwood this week to take up
his work there.
The service was in the nature of a
song service, a splendid program be
ing rendered by the combined choirs
o1 the three churches. In between
several of the numbers, Rev. M. L.
Lawson, pastor of the Baptist church,
and Rev. C. F. Rankin, pastor of the
Presbyterian church, made a few re
mtarks expressing to Mr. McGee the
esteem and love in which ie is held
among all denominations in Laurens
and the reluctance with which he is
given up. Mr. McGee spoke 'feeling
ly a few words in reply, expressing
his appreciation of the kindnesses
and consideration shown him during
New Carrier for Laurens.
According to a statement appearing
in the Spartanburg papers several
(lays ago, Congressman Johnson has
prevailed upon the post ollice depart
ment to allow another mail carrier for
the city of Laurens. When Mr. .John
son was here several months ago he
promised to take this matter up on
his return to Washington and the ap
pointment of this additional carrier
will be a result of this promise. Al
though the local postmaster has not
received notification of the additional
service, it is understood that the new
carrier will be added in time to as
sist in the heavy Christmas traffme.
Off to Charleston.
R. A. Cooper, R. A. IBa.bb and E. 0.
Anderson compose the Laurens con
tingent. in attendance upon the meet
ing of the Grand Lodge, A. F. M., in
Charleston this week. They left the
early part of this week and will he
gone until Friday or Saturday.
'rhe Laurens Floral Company.
The Laurens tiral Company is the
name of a new firm that has just be
gun business in Laurens to cultivate
and deal in flowers. The new com
pany expects to build a green-house
lmnmediately and begin raising flow
ers for sale. In the meantime they
have contracted with a florist in an
other city to supply them temporarily
with plants .ready for sale and they
will act as agents until the company's
hot-house is completed. Miss Frances
Thames and Miss Lila Hart are the
"promoters" of the new concern. Their
advertisement will be found in anoth
er part of this paper.
William Byrd Hurt.
Mr. William Byrd received very
painful but not serious injuries last
Saturday when his hand became en
tangled In a shredding machine used
on his father's farm several miles
from the city. The index finger of his
left htandl was cutt off and thte bonesq it
the other fingers and in tile .palm wvere
very badly mnashted. llis physician is
hopeftul thtat thte hand with thte excel)
tioit of the one finger can be saved
thouglt it is impossible to tell at pres
cnt. Mir. Byrd htas mainy friends all
over theo county whlo learned of hIs
mtisfortunie with great sorrow
D). A. R. Meeting Postponted.
On accotunt of sickitess, the regu
lar meeting of the Daughtters of the
American Rievol ution has beent post
polned from Friday, Dec. 12 to Friday,
D~ec. 1 9th. Thlle ieetig on D ec. 19~it'i.
wvill be hteld at thle htomei of Mr s. 11.
L.* Cla rdy.
Oileratio. at Iospital.
Miss Esther Sedlioon was operated
omn last Monday far ppiendic it is. Tihe(
opterationm was5 performited at. the .inulIa
I rby Sa nit ar imi anid wta s ver'y suie
.essfutl. Tihe many frientds of the
young lady wvill he glad to learn that
slhe is doing exceedingly well.
Palmetto Lodge No. 19.
TPhere will be ni regulIar meet itng of
l'alimetto Lodge No. 19 on ,lFriday
night D~ec, 12. The meeting will (omt
meneit'e at 7:30I antd all arme requiiest ed to
be on hand~ pr'o:mnpty. Ti'ms is ants
flC('r' fre thle enuninr 'i ar will h
Slate Officers Finishing Their leports
anid i'olilleihanis Mlaking Heady for
the C'ontilet, of Forces.
Columbia, 1Dc . ti.----The General As
semiibly of P'outh Carolina convenes ill
annuIal Session on the seconid 'TI'esday
in January and already preparations
for the gathering have begun. State
1louse olIicial5 are getting their an
nial reports for submission to that
body, many of the officers having fin
ish( tie reports anl turned them ov
er to the printer. Governor Ill ense
dictated hiIs annual message, and it
is now being transcribed and will be
in printed form by the time the day
for the lawmakers to gather arrives.
Col. John K. Aull, the private secre
tary, has charge of the work of trans
eribing the Governor's annual mes
sage, and he will soon have it coi
Mr. W. F. Ilackburn, the Governor's
stenographer, has all of the appoint
ments ready for Submission to the
Senate. lie has traLnscribed all of the
reasons in the cases in whieh the Cov
ernor has exercised clemency to con
victs, and this will be ready to lay be
fore the upper chambler on the day
that hody is called to order,
Six New Faces.
There will be six new faces in the
lower house, deaths and resignations
having brought about the change The
vacaney in 1ichland ('ounty, caused
by the death of (George R Rembert,
will be tilled at aln election early in
January, and the one from Marion
county is to be filled at an election
this month. The full membership of
121 in the 1louse and -i-i in the Senate
will be present when the second Tues
day in January rolls around.
Lieutenant Governor Chas. A. Snith
and Speaker M. L. Smith will, for the
last time, wield the gavels. IBoth of
te presiding oficers are candidates
for Governor, and when the session of
1911 is brought to a close they will
give up the places they have occu
pied for several years.
Both branches of the legislature
will be called( to order at noon oil
TIuesday, January 1:1. There will be
no delay, for botli houses are organ
ized, and within a few minutes the
preliminaries should be disposed of
and a committee appointed to wait on
Governor Illease and notify him. The
Governor's annual message will prob
ably be read ill both houses on Ties
day following, when adjournment will
likely be taken until the following
Vacancy on Supreme Bench.
The vacancy on the Supreme bench
caused by the elevation of Associate
Justice C. A. Woods to the United
Sltates bench will likely consume con
siderable time. There are several can
didates for this position, and it will
undoubtedly take several ballots to
elect. The position of State librarian
will also cause more time to be con
sumed, for there are over a dozen la
(lies running for the position, andl each
has strong backing. Chief JIustice
Gary's term exires, but lie wiill uni
(doubtedly lbe re-elected wvithiout op
Th'le termn of InsuraLnce Commission
er F. H1. McMaster exires and lie will
come before the General Assembly for
re-e!lectoin it Is not. thought that
there will be any serious opposition
to his Calndliacy, Lad that only3 one
ballot will be niecessary to r'e-elect
him i to tihe posit ion oif i nsiiran lCe (com1
imissionecr for'L another folar yeairs
Tlwo oif the (Circuit J1uidges' terms of
office expIre and thleir r'e-rlection,
whlIichi Is ai fo regon ae Conclusion01, will
lie a mere formal ity3. ShiouldI one of
Itle presenait (Circuiit Judiges hIe' ected
to the Supr~emei bha~~l LIn aditlina
Circit Judiage will ha~ve' to lie (Iosen.
F~rieaids oif 'i rcu it Ju11dges George W.
G age, (of Chester, LInld J1. W. IDe\'ore,
of h'dgeiield, Larei pushing thiemi for the
l~eft Over lills.
Manyi hills whicih went (ovr froml
last sessionis will comie up for fInal
LIon111 tils tImae. ('hiefi amonaig themI~
are tihe Rate war~eouse hli for' stor
in~g Cot ton, wich~i Is falilwredl by Seni
hl t lirsenlltIl ice iimbet pro;ilis
ing anI lier'itanice' ta am i il a Ita \oin
water liowier; Senl: iir a lill pro
vhiingi fur a that t cen : n e
late lon ill raI~~iali anel at lo o
St at u-wide' interest.
toI r(egu~lt t sale- oif i liquo i ri
inl nacih~~ige le liiu ns take( (i 1
Gives No Reason for Resigi
Intimates Privately that i
Office does not Pay
Supt. of Education Geo. L. Pitts has
handed in his resignation to State
Sunperintendent of 1Education J. A;
Swearingen. in the following letter:
"illrens, S. C.,
"Dec. 6, 1913.
"Supt. .1. E. Swearingen,
"('olumbia, S. C.,
"My Dear Sir:
"I hereby hand you my resignation
as County Superintendent of Educa
tion of Laurens County. I will ask
that you, as Secretary of the State
Hoard of Education, present my resig
n:tion to said Hloard at once, and that
I b e relieved of tin' dutics of Office
on January 1st, 1914.
"Yours with great. respect,
"(eo. I,. Pitts."
'hIe state board of Ceduheation necets
in C'olumbhia on the ISth, when the
resignation will be acted upon.
When asked yesterday for a state
mcent on his resignation. Mr. Pitts
said that he did not care to go into
any lengthy statement. lie declined
to say anything further than that he
felt. that. he could no longer afford to
remain in the olice wish the small
scLial' a tt a('he( to it. as his niec'essary
expenses were greater Ihan the in
come would afford.
Asked whethleri' or not he had any
tlhing in view for the future, he stated
one reading in the Senate of becom
Ing law. The brill passed the house
and went through two readings in
the upper chamber and stands at the
head of the Senate calendar. It is
said that some disagreement over the
ones who should appoint the board,
which would control the l hiuor licens
eS caused the hill to he sidetracked.
Whether the Cha.rleston interests cnn
get together and agree on this mat
ter will likely decide the fate of the
hill. The Legislature is ready to give
it to Charleston, if they want it, butt,
of course, if local differences inter
fere the bill will die just where it Is.j
Representative lohn T. Miller, of
Colu'mbia, will likely push his hill for
legalizing horse racing In South Caro
lina and prescribing regulations gov
erning same. This bill seeks to re
peal the present anti-racing bill,
which to all intents and purposes is
a dead letter, and appoint a commis
sion to superintend horse racing.
Interest in the coming session of
the General Assembly over the dispo
sition that body will make of the bill
tightening the primary and safeguard
ing it is increasing. Senator Nichol
son1's bill tightening tihe primary
comes ovor from last year andl it is
likely that other hills intendedl to
safegulardf tile pirimnary will lie offered.
Ilowever, there is no dloubt hut that1
Gover'nor Illease will veto any bill
affecti ng the iimarty andi thuls the
fight1 starItedl In the Gleneral Assemly~l
will lie carr'ied( to the next D~emocratic
State ConventIon. hlere is wherIe 1p01
itif's are golig to come in and11 issuies
or nex't 5um11cmer's ('amipign will like
ly lbe made by the ('om1inug session of
Thle deacith of Reprei'fsentt ive Re-Il
hert has Ileft thie inori0t' 1y upporf) t in g
lov'ernor'11c f Hlas wi thout a Il'ader1. it
is expie'tedl that. llepro'smathive (. ('
Wyche I, of Sparitcinhur1 g, will succeed'Cu
toi the titl1e of Audministratliion leader
and11 condunct the hiht (in tile flo fforI
til'e Gover's'i polic01 ies.
Sencator' .1(ohn1 L. McLaulrin is e'x
i"'ftd toi ifmaicke dinlite' ann~onnf'cment
duinitg the( se'ssion of the Glene'rcl As
sembuily wihether' or1 not he will i'lun ffor
'itied Stcates Sencator or Governor'.
lls spee'hels andu debalctes in the1 Si'n
Jtl'ase andt. the( A ss'eml.
Manyi) predil'iions of a biiti'tieih
General'cl A\ssel'ny ate frIee'ly indulged'
ini. The1 policy of' '111 on licionif " which
marcl~id till opin ig dacys lof thi'
INT G[O. 1. PITTS
TO 8UPT. 8H NGC[N
ling Present Post. Though
he Salary Attached to the
Him a Living Wage.
that he hadl no definite planis and had
not begun to make any ar ranigenientts.
Mr. P'itts was first elected to the of
flice in the siimeIi r of i %18 and took
charge of the otlice .aiuiary 1st, 1910I,
for a two year terhm. ill 1410 he w
re-elected for a four year terin, the
t.(rm which he is now serving and
which expires Jan. I't. 191.5. Since
his first election to ollice, the schools
of the( county have made great strides.
As outlined in a report 'iadie soie.
time ago from which Assistant State
ptiill. of Eiducation Stoddard (luoted at.
a teachers nieeting here last month.
for'ty-live school districs have v"t'I
special school levies since he ha.
been in office and seven-' have votent
bonds for school piurposes. ''hirty -
six new houses have been erected, lo
sides others living repaired. The sal
ary of teachers hate been greatly in
ert ased ainl, miost important of all.
the averagei ' length of the school yea.
has increased from 1i0 days to 1 :N
cdays. In many other ways the schools
of the county have progressed, largely
breeause of Is owsn entihusiasmn and
ability ;,nd lwecause of the e~nthulsiasan
which he has been aible to impmrt to
his teacher:;. his truste- ;andl the peo
ple generally. The salary of the sup..
erintendenit of ed'leationI is $700 a.
O'ERAlTION FOl1 APl''ENDI('I'Is.
Mr. It. E. Thompson Walks Over to
the Hospital and "Orders Out" Iii,
MI r. It, E. Thompson, tlie genial
salesman with .1. C. Itirn & Co., was
operated on at the .lula Irby Sanita
rium Monday a'fternoon for appen
di("itis. Tihe operation was a success
fll on and yesterday be was gettiing
along nicely. I 4less complication,
set in, lie will be at his work again
at an early (late.
Alr. Thompson set a new record in
"hospital annals" in these parts by
walking over for the operation "uii
(er his own steani". Sunday ter
noon, after continued pain, he h tame
convinced that a little knife work was
necessary, so he struck out for the
Julia Irby Sanitarium alone and,
marching in, announced that lie crm
over realy for anything his physi
cians might suggest. As he antici
pated, his physician advised the op
eration and immediate pteparations
were made for it. Mr. -Thompson',
friends expect him to walk hack home
in the same manner that .he Came just
as soon as he feels well enough to
"nvigate". lie lives about a milo
and~ a hal11f from the hospital, no mean
dista nce even for 11 'man to run tryinig
to ge't away from an o'per'ation.
.To Open Bank at. Ow~'ings.
The secretatry of state tias 00om
missionedl the 1Ban2k of Owinigs, an in
slituiition to bte openRed a-t Qwlngs in
this county tor' the putrpose of doing~
a g'er'al btanin~lg buieSslt5. (;. \\ .
Owings, H. .l IysOn and1( \V. 1'. l'Owl
Ir arel'( tIhe genitlemeni whoE ar'e lnme I
as inicoirporator's, till of the4se' beini
lpromiinent ('it iznOs oif the Owings see
ti(on. A chari tter' will lit atpptiedl for a.s
soonl aRs the requl~iredl 'aptital Sto('k hi.s
been'R subtscibedtu. It is biartly though!
that aiiy ditlioulty wHi Ibe met wA~thin
secu'R inlg sub lseribhers.
( .it. lC. iTO i I IO A00 t8lt til'-:.
.li. It. TllEllon, at iti'known farm
a result of ill-hieatth was the hn
IToniEton live I aboutl tre hourlis 41:
intturi hi i ims