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1VOLUME3 XXIX. LAURE3NS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNE~SDAY, EBRUARY 11, 1914. NME~2
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo.
ple all over the County and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Ieayth
stone and gone to Other States.
Mt. Olive, Feb. 9., -Rev. W. Ii. Wa
ters filled his regular appointment
here Saturday and Sunday. On ac
count of sickness in the community,
the congregation was small.
fWhcre have been several cases of
measles here wI-ihin the last few
M1r. Myron Hill was taken serious
ill last Thursday, but his condition
Is somewhat better at present.
Mr. A. 1f'. 11111, of Cold Point, vis
ited at Mr. M. W. 1il1's yesterday.
ir. G. C. 1lol an( has returned home
,leasrs. (eorge an1d Ilerbert Cooper
apent last week with relatives in tohe
l kom section.
'iiss inltula M e Knight h::s returned
to Greenville after sp'nding several
weeks with her parents.
hr.' Grady Davis and sister, Miss
Parrie, spent the week-end at their
brother's, Mr. Mack .Davis.
M1r. Arthur Culhertson, of Brewer
teu,,recently visited at Mr. 13. J. Cul
Miss Mayme Miller and brother, Mr.
J. M. Miller, attended services here
Mountville, Feb. 9.-Last Saturday
evening at four o'clock our town was
both shocked and saddened at th.e
sudden death of Mr. H. amnan .Jones.
Mr. Jones had come to town for some
rpplics and when just In the act of
le ading his wagon to start home he
was ruddenly seized and fell in the
rere of H. M. Myson. Dr. Fuller was
esllod, but he , plied In a few min
. bes. He would 'have reached his
.noty-first year on the 19th of this
nenth, and was a consistent member
of Head Springs A. (14. P. church, Be
rfes his widow, he leaves three sons,
*agh, Willie and Lawrence, one
daughter, Miss Ethel, a student In
Ae West Woman. college, two broth
sa, J. A. and S. '10. Jones, and one sis
6e, Mrs. A. Y. Motes, 'who have the
apinpathy of a wide circle of friends
is their sore bereavement.
The funeral services were held Sun
day at 3 p. m. In Head Springs church,
eenducted by Dr. Stevenson of Due
West, attended by the largest con
eeurse of sorrowing relatives and
rie-,.2q ever assembled at Head Spring
An affectionate husband, a kind and
iwdulgent 'father, and a friend and
melghbor has passed to his reward.
Youngs, Feb. 9.-With the exception
e4 a few cases of measles, tahe health
of the community at present is good.
Our school with an enrollment of
106, Is doing nicely, with Miss Fan
mie Roderick, of Greenwood, as prin
Trhe ground was about ready to
plow when we had more rain last Fri
day which delayed the work for sev
eral days longer.
T1here was a eocial gathering of
young people at Mrs. M. A. Aber
crmbio's Saturday night Among
those tresent were Messrs. R. 0. lHar
ris, V . W. Burdett, Roy Smith, Obed
'Long and Gaston and Carroll Aber
cromble, and Misses Etmma May and
Jossie Blurdette, Lee and Otis Glenn,
.and Maude and Belle Abercrombie.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Z. Williams went
to Fountain Inn yesterday.
Sir. Austin Aihercrombhie spent. Men
day and Tuesday at Laurens <,n 'busi
Mr. Henry Manly and family visited
his sister, Mrs. HI. HI. Abercrombie,
yesterdlay, also Mr. Frank Ahercromnbie
and fannily. spent tile day with his
mother, Mmrs. M. A. Abercrombie.
Mm's. W. ii. Wilkio and Mrs. Lee
Glenn were ina Woodruff Tihur'sday.
1Mmr. Frank Clark wvas in WVoodr'uff
en business Saturday.
'Mr. Switzer, gi Woodruff, called to
(Continued on age ou.)
SUDDEN DEATH OF
W. JAMES BARKSDALE
Stricken While Alone in his Room and
Denth Oiertakes liim in Few Mo.
ments. Funeral Saturday.
Thursday afternoon about two
o'clock the numerous friends all rel
atives of Mr. Willian James Barks
(lale were shocked to learn of his sud
den death which had taken place but
a few minutes before at his home sev
eral miles from the city. Death was
probably dcue to apoplexy or heart
failure. Mr. Barksdale was alone at
the time in an up-stairs room where
he had probably over-exerted himself
showing some furn lityirfor sale to la
borers on the -piee. lie 'as heard
to fall by servant4 anld they rtishe to
his assistance, iut In a very few mh
utes he breathed his last. Iiurrte, "-"
ephcne calls were sent to the city nd
a large number of friends rushed out
hoping to be of some assistance.
Mr. Barksdale was in excellent
health but a few hours before his
death. Outside of frequent attacks of
indigestion, he was as hale and hearty
as a man could he and had a strong
and sound constitution. Ills death was
more the shock because of this.
The funeral services were held at
the hark sdale hurying ground near the
heu:- Saturday morning at eleven
o'clock, a large nuinher of people from
the city and surrounding cotuntry at
i'"rding;. Ikv:.. 1. I,. aws;on, p~a:tor of'
the L.::ureis Haptist church, conduct
ed the services.
'ie following w're honorary pall
bearers: Col. I1. Y. Simpson, .J. ,D.
Watts, J. P. Murton, A. C. llramlett,
('. It. Boho, Y. C. Ilellams, C. I). Mose
Iey, Maj. W. A. Watts, C. Ii. Ilicks. The
antive pall bearers were A. 13. Barks
dale, 13. 1. Parks, Jm. A. harksdale, of
Creenwood, W. 11. Barksdale, E. W.
lartin, len IHellams, Connor Fuller,
J. 1). W. Watts.
Mr. Barksdale was the son of the
late I)r. John A. Barksdale for many
years a leading citizen of the county.
lie is survived by three brothers,
Messrs 'C. Douglas Barksdale, .John
Aug. Barksdale and Allen D. Barks
dale. A sister, Mrs. Frank Evans, of
Feartanhurg, died several years ago.
Mr. Barksdale lived with his brother,
Mr. Allen Barksdale, at the hold home
stead near the city. ITe was forty
nine years of age and was never mar
Mr. Barksdale was a large and sue
cessful planter and was very progres
sivo in his farming operations. He ev
idence considerable pride in raising
fine stock and took many premiums at
stock exhibits. Ho was a man of large
affairs, being honorable and upright in
all 'his dealings and was held in the
highest esteem ,by all with whom he
came in contact. The news of his
death was a matter of unusual con
cern when heard and his departure is
noted as a distinct lose to the com
TEACHERS MET SATURDAY.
Decided to Make Effort to Capture the
Trophy for Largest Attendance at
Trho regular monthly meeting of the
county teachers association was held
in the auditorium of the graded
school Saturday morning, a large
num'ber of teachers attending. The
prevlously arrangedl programn on
"Arithmetic" was carried out and
p~rovedl very interesting. Resolutions
of regret were introduced b~y Super
intendent of Education .J. IH. Sullivan
on the severance of retations between
the state department of education and
Pi'ofessors W. K. Tate and tW. HI.
Hiand,. both of wvhom go to other fields
at an early (late. The resolutions
were unanimouusly carriedI.
-Miss Gray directed the attention of
the association to the meeting of the
state teachers association in Spar
tanb~urg on March 17th and stated that
it was hoped that Laurens county
would bring back the trophy offered
forn the county sending the largest
number of teachers. The association
received the suggestion of Miss Gray
with much favor and dloubtless a deC
ter'minedI effort will he made biy all
the teachers to attend.
At RoCk flridge.
A rally 'day will -he held at the llock
hiridge aehiool, the 18th of this muonith.
All who ar ila ;terested( in fariminug arme
cordlialIly iniv' ted to lie p reseint, as thie
Un1itedl STtat es, as well as state farmii
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VISITED) COUNTY 80(10lOIS. GLEE CLUB IN CLINTON.
Miss Mary Elizabeth . Frayser Oave TeCioaOe lbiilOv 'n
('ooking D~emonstrtions and Ex. Cr hr nFb Gh
hibited Lahor Saving D~evIces. vlgieaocrtiCitnatte
Alias Mary Elizabreth Frayser, of the Opaae'hplo rdyngt
extension dlepart,ment of Winthrop col- Fe.2t t8oco~.Ti ocr
lego, wvias in this county during the wl b ie ne h upcso
past week and visitedl a number of adfrtebnfto h rsyei
schtools, with Miss Wii Lou Gray, theanCle Altiasoato.I
school supervisor. Miss Frayser vis- rtdaeyatrtecnetarcp
itedl tent schools and without excepi-tinwl'bgvethgrs.Ti
tion shte was greeted with large and ya h )ioaClee(1cCu
attentive audiences. At Renno, Prince-coissfbewn30ad 0yug
ton and Trlnityaflidge, she gave cook-laisndterroamil1)on
lng demonstrations and exhibited o h ihs ls hthsee
numnerous labor andl time saving d-ee- gvni lno hsya h
vices. At the other schools she- lee-clu--bte n lre hn eo
tured on the necessity of teaching thebeoendaetr rgrnwilb
practical arts in the public schoolsrede.Udrthabeldrsi
The 'week's itinerary wans endedofMs clannnd iseE
with the meeting of the county teach-wadaniurlltehveroa
era Saturdlay, when she addcressedlciaseilpormfrteocso
them showing the necessary appaIra-anlCitnlelcarexrey
tus that each teacher should have lcyt aesc aetet
when introducing domestic science inTiltafrheocit ae ey
the course. chideadadaebngrp
Soon to Olpen New Show. lr' tr.Saswl lob e
Mr. A. S. Ferry, of Charlotte, arrived e'ela lilad& 1)lr'sbgn
in the city last week to supterintendliig 'Vci n- eray ltt
the work on the flall building in which A otg ~Ol
he Is to opent upi a pticture shw 3Mr. ~ O'~~'atjprwl egvna
Perry expWCt s to spentd (cntside'rab ll eYortg eto loue lri:y t b
money in pkinvg thre ptlace neat anrd it- l'b-rar lh o wt-ialo r
tractive. and liromisen thec latest things *hlr.adptoso h ehla
it "rteeldom"i'. liI exred-ts to get hris'weliS tr pril gneiiy ne i
place opent anrd ready for buslincss lhe- ~tcl '' ~W''I t rs Ifi
wee th f~staitl tnthofMarh. er t) Threi nFe.2-h
CAROLINA GLEE CLUB
COMING TO LAURENS
''o:;ether with the University (rehes
trn. They will glive 'erformance on
Monday, Feb. 23rd.
The much-heralded and highly
praised UIniversity of Sou thi Carolina
(;ee Cluh and Orchestra will give an
eltertainmn t in laurens on Monday
Fbruary 23rd, in the City Opera
1 louse. Several of the Carolina alim
ti here have been trying for some time
to bring the bunch here and only yes
terday succeeded in having the:n
stop-over while en route from Spar
tanburg to Augusta.
The club this year has prepared anl
unusually interesting and entert.ain
iug program. Quartettes. donhle
quartettes and soloists will render
an attractive song recital and in ad
dition there will be several one-act
comedies that they have successfully
s:aged before. Iu addition to these
the ore hest ra will render a number
of instrumental selections.
Reserved seats will be placed on
sale at l'owe )rug Co. on Wednesday
the (tth. The adnission prices are
as fol's, gallery 2.5e, behind the
railing 35e and r ,rvecd seats iOd.
SU' AT'I 'liTI'I -~111
Liaur< ns Quritette Late Ent ""
ment. 'There iLast 'Thursday. "
liefore a( large nrl enfluisistic a :
d'ienev, Th'll I.miar(ros Qua:1rtette grve a
song roeit'aI at Trinity-ICdge school
last Tb airsdiay evi ileg. The local
four. (olsisting of .\ssr. C. 1i.
ilii(ks, lack .Itravy, R. H. Franks
nd Ed. IHicks, have been much in de
m and recently anld have malk. hits
wherever they have been. On this
occasion they were invited to give this
recital for the benetit of Trinity-Itidge
school and a very tidy sum was
taken in at the door.
'The quartette has a very attractive
variety of songs and each one, sung
last Thursday brought forth round a f
ter round of hearty applause. Ile
sides the qunart ette songs, Messrs. Ed.
Iticlk ai lord Franks sang solos,
and . leranks handed out several
little comiedy stunts that brought. the
house down. The aec(o:nijaniments on
the piano wvere played by Miss Shealy,
who performed her part in a most ad
The p.orformanco was given in the
beautiful new Trinity--Ridge school
-building. Tie fine auditorium on the
second floor was used and nearly ev
ery seat was taken. A fine crowd,
most excellent attention by the au
dience and the delightful singing snade
the evening a great success.
James Phelps and Alice Robertson,
both colored, were arrested and plac
ed in jail Saturday charged rwith at
tempting to pass a worthless check on
the People's Loan and Exchange Bank,
The Phelps negro claims that Alice
Robertson asked him to get the check
cashed for her and that lhe was in no
cent of any wrong intentions. They
were let out on hond Saturday after
noon pending trial at the Marchl term
of court. The alleged forgery was de
teetedl when Phelps attemplltedl to get
the check cashed at the bank window.
Tho check was for $25.00 and is al
legedi to have had (lie name of J. W.
Todd forged on it.
Some Roelty T'ransf'ers.
Mir. J. 11. lloyd has tradied his house
andl lot on .South Carolina street to
Mr. II. D. Gray for (lie lot just. in the
rear of (lie postotlice where (lie Sex
ton Boarding House was formerly lo
Mr. Earl Wilson has bought the lot
m 'West Main street formerly owned
by Dr. WV. 1). Ferguson.
iMr. R. WV. Eiechelber'zer has bought
the fiour mill from Martin Bros., and
wvill begin operations at an early (late.
These transfers wvere made through
Mr. U. 'M. Wolfe, the real estate man.
Deathi of an Infant.
Nancy Park~er, one of (lie twvin in
fants of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Parker,
(lIed at (lie Ilichey' holme Fridlay, after
a life of hut a few weeks. Since its
birth little hope 11ad been entertainied
of its having strength to imil thirough
the earliy struggle for existen'lce andit
death doubtless came as a relief. Tlie
little -hody was interred Satu rday
mniiing, llev. C. F. RIanakin eon duIt -
in g a short service. I ra. .1. ii. Tea gue
ianil li. 10. Ilughes and Malssrs .b'k
Ma'av d A\lliu'e 0 artfd 5sp
BIG REALTY D[AL
ON PUBLIC SJJAR[
Barksdale Property Next to
King Hotel Bought.
FOR THE FUTURE
Property n ill most P'robail he .\1I
loled to I;'iiiitin as at l'r4esent 'a
til Some Time in F'ut.ure when l i.
p~roleni1ents will be (hiderlken.
.Aonday afIter~noon a deal was con
stinnnated by which a syndicate of I. -
eal men are to take over thu Har ksdale
property on the public square loeat
edl just across Cotrt Street from the
King ifotel and now occupied by -o 1
omon, the jeweler, Moye, the barber,
and other renters. Although tho
tr:nsaction has not yet been reoIr:l
e( in the clerik of court's oflice, tIII
lit e''i ed parties yesterday c0onirm
edl the r'urnor that I had already sp 're:u
in r (feience to -ihe deal. 'The tniiil''
e('n:l'- at''I on11 has not been mutli pub
li(.. I)r. 11. K. .-\!lo(n and C'ol. T. 1).
I)"rlin !lon are utleh rstoo d to iri thef
'in( i : l Var i''s at iltl'r. I d it In -
pt o m n m : il r. (' . 0' 1 )o e :1 a
of the prop ty, I)r. A\ilen -(tated( thatL
they bott 13 for in v .t n tl Illur
poses and expr b4i to sell it to anv
one desiring it. The lot has a front
age of ,6 feet on the
and runs hack It9 feet to 1. P"ago
now hn1g erec tc(d by Whamn I ,' On
It is located a two story 'huilding, i
ground floor of which is occupied by
W1111la Solomon, aend a three story
biillding, the ground floor of which is
occupied by Moye, the harl er. This
is a very centrally located piece olf
prolerty an d1 is ideally situated for all1
most an11y kind of business dem'ianding
frontage on -popular st.reet.
Iln view of th'' comtimon r( fort t hat;
oult.-of-town tanii'ts -have heen di(ker..
ing on tiIs pro'erty for tihe past soy-.
eral months with the ohjoct: in view of
erecting a modern hotel on the rite.
the pres"ent real estate deal naturally
has brought uip the (quesiton of hote(t
Joss'ilities in this city. f)r. Aiken
stated yesterday that it was the iree
ent intention of the King hotel own
ers to put considerable Im'provements
on the .building at a very early date.
The exact naturo of the tnprovemfents
have not yet been decided upon, but,
in all probability a layg number of
rooms will be added in the rear In ad
dition to f:m)rovemonts -o the build
ing already standing, nbking an up
to-date, modern hostelry.
SHOWS AN INCREASE
Mre Cildren Ia Schiool tihils Yeacr
than Last. Nearly SIx Hundiired
White Schtool Chilidren.
According to figures comipiledl by
Suipt. II. L. Jones an increase in at
ten'1dance0 Is shiown this year ovei' last.
in .the white schools of the cIty. At
pr'esenlt there are 5i97 children in taIhe
cenitral and1( 11il1 schools as aga1inst thie
total1P1(1 3nr l fl t of rm69 last year,' it is;
probable thatl tile tiglures for 'tihe ]ir'es
ent sola~lstIe y'ear w~Ill bie lairgeri 1by
the 01n1 of the termI, so the 1inerease
w~ill lie shiown to lie even larigor. At
liresenlt the enr'ollmnt~n is small'r inl
the 1negro schiool thani it w as at lbh'
end( of the tenm1f last year, buiit In all
piroba'bil ity this falling (off will bei
made up j before the end of the ye.'i3
The total enrollment of the ntegroi
school last. yearz was 332 anld the pr'es
ent enriollment11 is 266.
The following are several totals
r'eached1 by Mr. Jones:
Tot a1.1 enr1ollment11 gesslon 1912-1:
Central School .. ..........:16
Total enr ollmen011t at. present1 .. ..-11
TIotal enro'lllmenlt Session1 191 2- :t
Mill School ... .. . . .. 1:*
Total I noli' en'( t at piresenl ..t . 1:t
IWhiIte' 8('hiols *.. ....*.. .. -~i