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VOLUME XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCh 25, 1914. NUMBER 35
IJ RNS COLJIY IN
Spartanburg, Being the Ho5
Contest in Deference
Laurens county carried off the hon
srs at the meeting of the state teach
ers association in Spartanburg last
week by winning the trophy cup off
ered to the county with the largest
percentage of its tenehers in attend
ance. F'partanb)urg county withdrew
from the contest, out of courtesy to
the visiting Iii hers, not wishing to
take advantage of the other con ties.
The trophy was presented to the Lau
rens teachers by Prof. It. C. Tiurts, of
(Greenville. Superintendent of Educa
tion J. 11. Sullivan accepted the trophy
in behalf of the Laurens teachers.
Miss Wil Lou Gray and Sujit. B. L.
Jones, being called uipon by the chair
man of the meeting, also made a few
remarks appropriate to the occasion.
There were fifty seven Laurens coun
ty teachers in attendauce, including
Mr. Sullivan and Miss Grey, this being
forty per cent of the total membership
In the associations from this county.
The trophy is a very handsome sil
ver cup. It is now in Spartanburg be
ing engraved by the dealer who sold
it. In a few days -- will be expressed
to Laurens and placed on exhibition
in some store window of the city.
Besides the honor of winning the
trophy cup, this county was also hona
ored in the election of officers for the
ensuing year, Miss Wil Lou Gray be
TOMATO CLUB ORGANIZER.
Miss Jayne Conway Darlington, Teach
er of the Rock Bridge School, Elect
ed to do this Work.
Miss Jayne Conway Garlington, who
has been teaching the Rock Bridge
school near Clinton this year, has been
named as tomato club organizer for
this county. The appropriation for
this work was made at the last session
of the legislature, an item of $150 hav
ing been included in the supply bill.
Miss Garlington will begin her work at
once. She has interested herself to
a large extent in improvement work in
the schools and is well fitted to meet
the requirements of the office.
This week Miss Garlington will go to
hock Hill to attend a meeting of the
club organizers from different sections
of the state and there she will famil
larize herself more closely with her
work. Next week she will begin her
campaign in the county, the follow
fig program having been mapped out:
Monday morning she will visit
.W90drow Wilosn, Darksdale and Trin
Monday night she 'will visit the
ilekory Tavern school with Miss Gray.
The patrons of neighboring schools
are expected to meet with the Trinity
Tuesday morning she will be at
Brewerton school. On thte #Ahle af
ternoon she and Miss iurh'y will be at
the Poplar Springs hool, where Miss
Gray will glie 'a lanterry slide lecture
on Yellowstone Park. Patrons from
both Int. Bethel and Brewerton are in
vited to be present on that occasion.
Tuesday night Miss Gray will show
the slides at Princeton and Miss Gray
'will make a talk.
Thursday Miss Garlington will be at
Now Prospect and Lisbon,
On Saturday and following Satur
days she will be in the superintend
ent's office at Laurens.
Recent Ford Purchasers.
Summer flrothers, of Newberry,
have sold a number, of autos in this
eounty (luring the past few weeks.
Among the buyers are G. H. Blakeley,
Ora, and L. Z. Wilson, of Gray Court,
roadsters; J. B. Owitigs,'W. T. Owings,
P. W. Moore, P. Rt. Abererombie, Gray
Court, touring cars: Mr. Dusonbury,
Teewill be a preliminary oratori
cal contest at Lanford Station in the
school auditorium on the evening of
March 27, 1914 at 7 o'clock. The fol
lowing young gentlemen are the do
elaimers: Samuel Drummond, subject,
"Treason of Benedict Arnold"; Yates
Waldrep, "Path of History"; Fred
Cox, "Wolfe at Quebec"; Louis Lan
ierd, "Iiulogy on S. C."; James Flemn
ag, "Chariot Race of Bien Hurr."
S TROPHY CUP
G [[ACH[RS M[[TING
>t, Gracefully Withdrew from
to Visiting Teachers.
Ing elected as one of the vice presi
The following account of the final
session was cont:ained in the News and
After one of the most interesting
meetings in the history of the organ
ization the forty-second annual Con
vention of the South Carolina Teach
erS' association can: to a close this
A. 11. .!0hett. of Charleston, was elect
ed president, while 10:. K. Dreher, of
Columbia, was chosen chairman of the
-ecutive committee. F. C. McCowns,
of Anderson, was elected first vice
president and Miss Wil Lou Gray, of
Laurens, second vice president. It
was announced that the terms of the
secretary and tr'iasurer had not ex
pired and that Leonard T. Kuber and
C. V. Neuffer, respectively, will retain
their positions for another year.
Florence will be the next meeting
place of the association. The mayor
and 'Chamber of Commerce of that city
wrote the officers of the association
tlhat Florence wanted the convention
and was well prepared to entertain the
President Gasque, in adjourning the
convention, expresed the opinion that
the meeting 'had been the best and
most successful in his memory.
STQRES TO CLOSE EARLIER.
Merchants Decide to Close Places of
Business Earlier After Next Monday.
A good many of the Laurens stores
have signed a petition to begin early
closing a little sooner this year than
usual. Beginning next Monday, the
30th of March, they will close their
places of business'at 6:30. This hour
of closing will prevail until May 1st,
after which they will close at 6:00
o'clock until Sept. 1st. The following
petition, which was not presented to
all the stores, was handed around and
"We the undersigned 'merchants of
Laurens agree to.close our stores at
6:30 p. in. from ljonday March 30th
to May Ist, 1914, and to close at 6.00
p. m. from May 1st to Sept. 1st. We al
so agree to close at 10 o'clock on Sat
"Clardy & Wilson, Switzer Co., Min
ter Co., H. Terry, W. 0. Wilson Co.,
TIed Hot Racket, Davis Roper C!o., W.
Solomon, Fleming Bros., Moseley & Ro
land, St M. & E. IF, Wilkes & Co., J.
C. Burns & Co., Laurens Hardware Co.,
Brooks Hardware Co., R. W. Willis,
Leverett Furniture Co."
It is hoped that the ciustomers of
the above stores will make It a point
to do their trading in plenty of time
to get thlroulgh before the. closing hour.
In tis wvay better service can be got
ten and tihe clerks canl get out andc en
joy tile shornt afternoon hloliday.
Honored In England.
Dr. 0. WV. Cunninlghanm, whio hlolds
tile chair of philosophy in Middlebury
College, Vermont, lhas been extendeld a
cordlial invitation by Lord Hlaldano to
visit him at Musdor Castle when h10
visits England. Is E'xellency, wile is
also tile Hligh Lord Chancellor of
Englanld has recenltly readl Dr. Cunl
ningham's boo0k "Thoughts and Reality
of Hegel's System" and was so pleas
ed withl it that he0 wrote the author
"i enc'ressed a desire to melcet
hlim. Lord Halldane Is oneO of thle
leading schlolars of England. Dr'. anld
Mrs. 'Cunningham will soon1 go abrnoadl
for a year's stay and while there Dr'.
Cunninghlam will take post graduate
work at the leading university in lBen
L~aurens Raised 45,812 hales.
According to figures Issued from
the census department, cotton gin
nings for tis counlty up to March 20,
amounted to 45,312 bales, as against
36,038 bales up to tile same time last
year. TIhis is a gain of nearly 10,000
Notice to Teachers.
All teachlers who hlave not yet sent
in their school histories for the edu
cational issue of Thle Advertiser are
rennested to do so at ne,.
Adjutant General and Army Officer
Makes Annual Inspection of Loerd
Company. The Best So Far In.
('ompauty 1) of -the Fl rst IRegimen't
of National Guard. known as 'T'riyn
ham Guards, went through their an
nal inspection last Monday. They
were inspected by Adjutant. General
Moore and Capt. Meacham, an army
officer, specially detaIled for this work
Aecording to their slatements after
the inspectiou the local coinpany is
the best in all departments that they
lave so far visited.
Capt. licuehai was particularly
pleased with the property showing of
ite company, saying that it was ar
r:'tged excellently and excellently
kept. lie was also enthusiastic in
his praise of the company's drilling,
calling special attention to the fine
work of the corporals. Gon. Moore
was eqtually strong in his praise of
the company an( stated that this
company is undoubtedly the .best
that i.aurens has ever had. lie stat
ed that of the 13 companies already
inspected, this one was the only one
with a percentage of 100 for attend
The officers of the company are as
follows: Captain, W. R. Richey, Jr.;
First Lieut., ). R. Simpson; Second
Lieut., Joe Smith; Quartermaster
Lieut., attachec J. N. Richardson;
First Sergeant, Ben Sullivan, Jr., Ser
geants, Judge Eichelberger, James
Davenport, William Switzelr, Hugh
Eichelberger; Corporals Will Weath
ers, Frank Russ, Clarence Cannon, W.
P. Chancy, Marshall Moore, James
TILE CRICKET ON TILE HEARTH.
Delightful Three-Act Drama to be
Presented at the Opera House by
School Boys and Girls.
On the evening of March 27th, a
delightful 3 act drama, "The Cricket
on the Hearth" will be rendered by
the pupils of the tenth grade under
the auspices of Miss Fannie Creigh
ton. The characters are as follows:
Jiohn Perryhingle Hugh Aiken
.ir. Tackleton Herbert Stillivan
Caleb Plummer Elizabeth Moseley
Old Gentleman Leland Dolt
Dot Nellie Thompson
Bertha Virginia Simpson
Mrs. Fielding Margaret Dunlap
May iielding Mary Wilkes
Dot's Father Laurens Philpot
Tilly Slow-Boy Mattie Kate Owings
Porter Paul Lake
Dot's Mother Mary Lila Poole
Assisted by Misses Lucy Vance
Darlington, Mary flurton, Minnie Ti'
vin, Lilla Todd, Louise Simmons, Hat
tie Gray, Robbie Hudgens, Inez Hud
gens and Mr. Carlisle !Dial,
'rhis lamy given at the Opera House
is for the benefit of the school. Ad
mission 35c, 25c and 15c. Reserve
seats on sale at iPowe Drug Co. .The
curtain rises promptly at 8:30 p. m.
ASSESSING BOARD MEETS.
Session Yesterday and Another Ses
qion Today. Property being Re
The board of township assessors
met in the county court house yester
dlay to htear the report of the respec
tive townshtip assessors and to con
ductt other bustness that might arise.
On account of much detail work, the
board was unable to fInish Its work
yesterdty andu w'il meet again todauy.
Chairman Watts stated yesterday af
ternoon that the returns this year htad
been the most satisfactory since he
has been on the board, his service
dating back for twenty two years. It
was found necessary to rise the as
sessiments in some cases, he said, b)ut
very few and no violent complaints
htad been made. The board, hte said,
htas endeavored this year to equalize
~the tax burden in the county and the
conditions have been greatly Improved
in this respect.
L~arge Class of Woodmen.
Messrs. R. A. Cooper and C. A.
Power went to Fountain Inn Monday
night to be present at a meeting of
Blue Ridge lodge, Woodmon of the
World. Thtirty candidates were in
itlated into the order and an other
wise pleasant m'eoting was enjoycIl.
Both Mr. Cooper and Mr. Power made
short talks following the initiation
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
any' Things of interest. About the
People of the Neiiiboring Town.
Clinton, Al arci 2:.---An annonnee
lent that wil be of interest through
out this state wa:s rlceived hre last
vv ell -- !1 ent at~rnI Of Mina Hu'
I Aitme McCrary of .\sh voilll, N. C. to
Mlr. Itoberit lieu1:ry of or) .zijii, 5-, ('.
The werbling i i r in May, at the
iohone of or siA1ter. \l r:. W. C. 'T'aylor,
of Ashn , iii. N. C. \lis- Mc('rary ib-s
mlade '!Inon iI.er hoi m(' until a yri
Vgo V.ien s!'v lit t') liv'e with h'ir
sister i .\ hii il. I i is ve ry popiC -
lac and ha:1: a hos; of frienlds here w'ho
wil Ib lit % I in t is announ .
On \\'dneiday afte-'noon Ji.\ :;es
Alaude and .\Iabel Sum1ierel deligihtlii
ly enitertained I the yoting ladies eIII-1
Ml'. and Mrs. It. I1. Boyd eite rtain
(d a do dies a ( and their hitsbandis
at a very elaborate live course dinner
Friday night Air. and 'Mrs. A. B.
lHenry ce!',brated their silver wedding
with ia very elaborate reception at
their home on Musgrove street. Ottr
ing the evening abotra 1:0 guests call
ed and were met at the door by Mr.
Ross Young and Mrs. Robrert David
son. Miss Irene Little and Mr. .ohn
Bell invited them into the parlor
where they were received by Mr. and
Mrs. Hlenry, Mr. Mahaffey of Bates
burg, Mir. and Mirs. (is Blakeley, Mr.
and Mrs,(1. (' Young and Mr. and Mrs.
Bell, mother and father of Mrs. llenry.
From the parlor the guests were in
vited into the dining room by Miss
Ellene McCaslan and Mrs. Mac Ilipp,
of Abbeville. Mirs. L. D. McCrary pre
sided in the dining room whore a de
licious salad and sweet course and
mints were served by Misses Elizabeth
Ilenry, Essie 'Davidson, Susie Owens,
Annie Horton and Florence Rantin.
As the guests left the dining room,
Miss Irene Adair pinned on the favors
which were small silver bells and in
vited them Into the living room where
delightful punch was served by Misses
Maude Pearson and Sallie Belle Bu
ford of Newberry. As the guests left
the living room each one was invited
to register by Mrs. R. D. Young, of
Lianrens. The house was beautiful for
this elaborate affair. The parlor was
decorated in white carnations and
large white bells: the dining room was
in pink carnations and ferns and the
living room was lovely with palms and
jonquils and buttercups.
The out-of-town guests were Mr.
Mrs. Ross Young of Laurens, ',t*Mr. and
Mrs. Mac H)ipp of Abbeville, Mr. and
Mrs. Bell of Renno, Mr. Mahaffey of
Batesburg, Miss Sallie Bell Buford of
Newberry and 1)r. Creese of Knoxville,
ti's. W. D. Copeland entertained a
few friends on Tnesday at a dinner.
On Monday afternoon the base ball
season opened with the first game
B. M. I. of Greenwood. The afternoon
was fine and toth tennis put it splen
did work. Th~e scoreC was 10 to 6 in
favor of Clinton. The Presbyterian
boys greatly miss their' star catcher,
McCutehecon who is at the dormintory,
ill with plneumonia.
The teachers of the gr'adied school
gave a ver'y interestinlg and1( attrafctiveC
plaiy ini tihe school auditoium on Mon
day night. The prioceeds wvere iused to
buy plictures for the school building.
The last number of tihe L~yeeuim
couirse for' this season will close with
the Beulah Buck Quartet on Wednes
The Methodists have bought one of
111e most desir'able lots in Clinton to
erect theu' n1Wew hurchl on. It is on
th(e cor'ner of Br'oadt and Hale Sti'eets
and betonged to Mr. JTohn Young, who
soild it to theC Metlhodists for $-1,000.
Miss Mary Blean spent1 tihe wek-eind
in Spartanhrurg witht Mrs. L. M. Ken
Miss Dorothy Owens of Hishopville,
splent tihe week-end with her parents
Mr. and( Mi's. McCutcheon of flishop
vylle are 0on the college campus this
week with their son, whlo is ill with
MIes Florie Burdette left last week
foi' a visit to friends in Greenville and(
Fitzgeraldr, Gla. +
Mrs. Punting of Baltimore, is visIt
tng heri f it 'e, \fr. JT. W C"'wand this
Mr. J1. 2. TP-." 1un' Mt week in
11l9 a uni a l'cn l-ewve' o -r l'o('k 11111
l'/ri" o.e aewt a
MOTOR CAR KILLS
Itichland Legislator Knocked Down11
iI Street. Classmate of Iilsoni.
C(lumbia, March 22.---Pringle T.
Youmans of the Columbia bar, mem
her of the iIleh!n:id county del!i:.tion
in the lower han e of the g ee:i0 ai
s(Inthly, was fatally injured abonu thei
head last ni'lht at abiout 7::'0 o'clock,
vhen he was knioedlI down at Main
inil W\i:iain gtonI rtreets by an :!ito
inolile driven by I larry I,. )avis, own
'r of the 'olo nhi lta r.'ge. Mir. Yi'm
n us iied a fw tiinittes inter in .ie
(re-os dirn; store, to which he wm;
c'onvey'e'1 in the ;";r w'hic h h::d htu Ik
Dint. .1' in lo t inf the cirecumst:ln("
e's of .r. Ynmr' death will he hel:l
liy Corone rott this urninig at 11
o'(lock at the !c(ormick undertak
ing establiiihmlent on I an ii ton street.
Mi. Youmans was :,5 yearis of age. lie
was married only three weeks ago, in
Augusta, to Mrs; May Bronson or Co.
lumbia. Funeral services will he held
this afternoon at 5 o'clock in Trinity
Mr. Davis gave himself up immne
(liately to T. A. Heise, deputy sheriff
who took him to pollee headquarters.
There he spent the night. ie had a
talk during the evening with his at
torney, R. 11. WVelch. Mr. Davis was
formerly chauffeur in the pollce de
WATTS TAKES HAT
OUT OF THE RING
Will not he in the Race for Supervisor
this Summer.. Ahererombie to Run.
Mr. John I). W. Watts, who some
time ago announced that he would be
in the race for county supervisor, an
nfounced definitely yesterday that he
had withdrawn from the race. For
his reason, lie stated that the United
States department of agriculture had
made him a flattering offer to join its
forces in this state and that he had
decided to accept it. Besides the at
traction of a larger salary, Mr. Watts
stated that lie felt that he could be
of vaster more benefit to his county
and stale in the position he expects
to accept than he could as supervisor.
lie saidi he wished to thank the num
erous friends who had offered their
With the announcement from Mr.
Watts that he would not be in the
race comes the definite announcement
from Nir. Austin Aberoyombie, pres
ent county commissioner, that lie will
be in the race. Mr. Abercrombie au
thorized this statement several (lays
ago. Mr. Humbert has already made
known his intention of offering again
for re-election and so will be in the
race, as will B. R. Todd and Geo. C.
Hopkins. No other candidates have
as yet announced themselves for this
It is understood that all the present
office holders in the court house whose
terms expire intend to offer for re
election. No opposition has yet de
veloped to any of them, cxcept for the
office of supervisor as above stated.
The terms of the supervisor, auditor.
treasurer, judge of probate and su
lierintendenit of education, besides the
county commissioners expire this
year. The terms of the members of
the lower house in the legislature al
so expire. WV. C. Iirby, Jr., will not
lie a candidate again, but will offer
for~ governor. It is understood that
Messrs. Black'vell and Browning wvill
run again. No other legislative can
didates have yet made known any in
tention of ruinning. The senator, Mr.
Goodwin, holds over for two more
The public is cordially invited to at
tend~ a 'D~elamation Contest at 1ram
ietts Church,, Saturday morning
March 28th, at 10:30 o'clock. It will
be decided at this preliminary coin
test which two are to -be sent from
Youngs township to take part in the
contest at Laurens the day of the
Charged With lturniing Crib.
Deputy Sheriff Reid and Rural Po
liceman S'ullivan arrested Foster
hlunter, colored, several (lays ago andl
lodigedl him in the county jail to await
trial on the charge of burning a corn
cribi near Pnrks station belonging to
Amos ilarksdale, another negro. The
e'.biience oin the negro is saidl to lie
1913 COTION CROP
A BMP[R ONE
Second to the Largest on
OVER 1 4,000,OG
HAVE BEEN GINNED
lei 1%d ~ndai e'rd
oler itt .((.U . 'luth I'aro.
Waningon, a~gre~ -0.,Oe of the
1imgest ( otton c:rop; (ver ;;rown,
at :otiting to 1.1,1 27,3r0 r hicut.
.,09 pound bail's of hnti ad C'i,795
eqtuivalent 500 pounl Iales; of lintrs,
was produced by the farirs of tin'
United States during 1913, the een
sus .bureau announced today in its
prelimilnary report of cotton giniied as
reported by ginners and del inters to
F'ebrua ry 28.
These Ilgiure's coi pare with 1:,
703, 421 equivalent. 500 pound bales o1'
lint and 609, 591 bales of linters last.
year and 15,692,701 bales of lint and
557,675 bales of linters in 1911.
The department of ag-iculture's es
timate, announced December 12, plac
es the 1913 crop. at 13.677,000 equiva
lent 500 pound bales.
With this report. the buireau of
census departed from its previous
method of reporting the cotton crop
by not including the quantity of lint
ers in the total prodcetion. Director
William J. Harris announced this
was done because with the installa
tion of modern machinery closer de
linting of seed had largely increased
the quantity of linters and at the
same time lowered the average (lual
ity of t.he fibre, so that now only at
small part, if any, was used a s ai
substitute for lint cotton.
The number of running bales of
lint cotton, counting round as half
bales, was 13,964,981 and of linter cot
ton, 629.019 running bales, con pared.
with .13,488,589 running bales of lint
and 602,324 running bales of lint -
ers last year, and 15,55,073 running
bales of lint and 566,276 running bales
of linters in 1911.
Included in the production for 191::
are 29,267 bales which ginners esti
mated would be turnct out after the
time of the March crnvass.
Round bales Included numbtered 99,
916 compared with 81,528 last year
and 101,554 in 1911.
Sea Island bales included, 77,490
compared with 73,777 last year and
119,293 in 1911.
The average gross weight of bale
for the crop, counting round as half
bales and excluding linters, was 505.8
pounds, compared with 508.0 last year
and 504.5 in 1911.
Production of states in equivalent
500 pound bales, exclusive of linters,
with comparisons and the department
of agriculture's 'December .estimate,
which excludes linters follows:
Alabama: Total production 1,4-94,.
057 bales, compared with 1,342,275 ini
1912, and 1,716,534 In 1911. Depart
ment of agricult-ure estimated 1,510),
000 bales for 1913.
Arkcansas: Toetal productIon, 1,071,
359 bales, compared wvith 792,048 ini
1912 and 939,302 In 1911. 'Department
of agriculture estimated 900,000 bales
Florida: Total production,- 58.4i5
bales, compar~ed with 52,760 in 1912
:tal 8S3,:88 in 1911. Departn'ient of ag
rieculturo estimated 68,000 bales for
Georgia: Total production, 2'?,1 .t,
870 bales, compared with 1,776,5-16 in
1912 and 2,768,627 In .1911. De'part
ment of agriculture estimated 2,275.
000 hales for 1913.
Louisiana : Total production, 412.
1%2 hales, comp~areat with '376,096 ini
1012, and 384,597 In l91l. [)epartament
of agriculture estimated 400,000 hales
MississippI: Total proditction, 1,
307,443 bales, compared witi 1,0i6,4I8
in 1912 an d t,203,54 it '191f.' Depa rt
m~ent of agriculture est.ma.ed. 1,195,
000 bales for 1913.
Missouri: Total prodnetion, 67,1 2:1
bales, comptaredl wit'h 55,.691 in 1911
andl 96, 808 in 1911. 'lopartnment M~
agricul tutre estimated 66,000 imtles for
1913. - .
'North Carolina: TPotal productton,
(Continued on Paon ei