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VOLUME. XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1914.NUBR3
FROM TIlE COUMY
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 Hearth.
stone and gone to Other States.
Cross 11111, March 30,-'hlie pl:y
"Hearts and )iamonds,'' given Friday
evening at the school auditorium by
the young people of Cross 11ill was a
success in every particular. A large
audience greeted the players and
nearly forty dollars was the sum re
ceived from the sale of tickets. The
following represented the various
characters, each one of which was
well rendered: Misses Lucie Miles,
Wren Ilafner, Irene Mcl)aniel, Wilma
Iamey, Cora Griflin, and Messrs
Broadus, Charles and Simmons Pin
eon, Ilugh Fuller, Grady Culbertson
and Claud Hipp. Music for the occa
sion was furnished by Miss Compton
and her class.
Much syipathy goes out to Mr. Jeff
Workman in his ailliction. For sever
al months he has suffered from a sore
foot and the physicians decided last
week that the limb must be amputated.
Dr. Pryor, of Chester, camne over Fri
day and performed the operation Fri
day afternoon. It was the right foot
affected and the leg was cut a few
inches below the knee. Mr. Workman
stood the operation well and is still
doing very well.
Miss Cora Culbertson, who has been
teaching for some time at Bush River,
was married last \Vednesday to Mr.
S'am Cleland of that place. The mar
riage took place at the home of the
bride's sister, Mrs. Kanie Wells, near
Mt. Olive, and the ceremony was per
formed by Rev. .1. A. Martin of this
place. The happy couple will make
their home at Bush River where they
will have the congratulations of many
Quite a numher from Clinton, Wa
terloo, Mountville and otlher sur
rounding communities were here Fri
day night for the play.
Mr. Guy Martin of Furman, spent
the week-end with his parents, Rev.
and Mrs. J, A. Martin.
Misses Nina Martin of 'Clemson and
Blanche Martin of Greenwood, were
here Saturday and Sunday visiting
their sister, Mrs. L. F. MeSwain.
Miss Mary Miller of Chicora college,
spent the week-end with homefolks.
Messrs. John, Henry and Hassell
Miller of Whitmire came over Sunday,
accompanied by several friends and
spent the day with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Miller.
Miss Theo Miles of Lander college,
opent Saturday and Sunday here with
her sister, Miss Lucie Miles.
Messrs. J. A. Martin, J. C. Hill, M.
L.. Nelson and WA. P. Culbertson, at
tended the Union meeting at Mt.
~Mt. Pleasant, March 30.-We glad
ly welcome the beautiful spring days.
The farmers in this section have made
good use of the pretty days. Sonme
have pilanted corn.
The hcalth of the community is good
excep~t a few cases of mumphs. Mr.
Gary Cunningham is having a pain
ful time with them.
'We are glad to report that the lit
tle twins and pets of this community,
Annie flelle and Lou Belle Hendrix,
pre improving and hope they will soon
be all right again.
Miss (t~elia MoPhorson has been sick
with lagrippe but is now betteth
The friends and relatives of Mr. J.
A. Madden will be glad to know he is
on the road to recovery. Also Mr. Lee
Mr. Frank Williams, of Ware Shoals,
has been viriting friends and relatives
Mr. Lewis Mundy and sister, Grace,
visited W'are Shoals ' Saturday and
Mr. D~avid Richardson and wife, nee
Miss Agnes Bloyde, were the guests of
hier cousini, Mrs. M. E. Reid, Sunday.
Miss LaWrence Culbertson will b)e
gin teaching music at the home of Mr.
W. B. Mundy the 29th.
Mrs. George McIaniel and Mrs. M.
In Towler. of Lauirens. visitei Mrs. J.
W. Fowler Sunday.
Master Carl Smith and Sue and Fay
Williams, were the recent guests at
Mrs. W. W. Fowler's home.
Mr. i. G. Strawhorn dined with Mr.
13. M. Cunningham Sunday.
The Union meeting met with Mt.
Pleasant church Saturday and Sunday.
The attendance on Saturday was small
on account of busy times. However,
it was very interesting and greatly
enjoyel by those present. The dquer
ries were of unusual interest and were
thoroughly discussed by the brethren.
A large crowd attended services Sun
(lay and heard the fine sermon on
Misions by A. E. Fuller of Mountville.
There was several visitors at the
union from Laurens, .lountville, Cross
1liI and Waterloo, and other places
that we gladly welcome.
We have preaching at Mt. Pleasant
on the first and third Sunday after
nloon at :1 o'clock.
Watts Mill, March 30.---Quite a num
ber of people from here attended the
union meeting at \Warrior Creek on
Miss Octavia .\cQuown, of Clinton,
visited at the home of her ftat'er, Air.
L. Y. McQuown, on Saturday and Sun
Mr. and Mrs. W. 1'. Burns visited
relatives in Clinton on Saturday.
Mr. William lammuett of Greenville,
visited at the home of .1. M. Moore
Mr. J. F. Bishop and daughter, .o
ree, visited relatives at Enoree on Sat
The little child of Mr. W. C. Marlor
happened to a very painful accident
on Sunday night by turning over a
dish of hot grease and burning its arm
Lanford, Monday, March 30.-The
preliminary oratorical contest, held at
Lanford Friday night was quite a suc
cess. After prayer-by the Rev. I. N.
Kennedy, Mr. Samuel Drummond, first
speaker of the evening, was followed
by Messa'i. Yates Waldrei, Fred Cox,
Louis Lanford and James Fleming. At
intervals, music was rendered by
Messrs Penliin and Lanford. The judg
es were Prof. Farow of Woodruff, Mr.
Blakely and Rev. I. N. Kennedy of Ora.
The contest was a battle royal so far
as oratory and elocution was con
cerned, for gracefully and well, did
the young orators endeavor to show
the splen:1:1 training of P'rof. I h -:1.
Indeed it was hard to pick the win
ner but it was agreed that Fred Cox
won the medal with Samuel Drum
mond a close second. After the speak
ing the R. I. A. realized a neat little
sum by serving ice cream. Miss Nan
nie Lanford and Estelle Nelson were
chosen at the township contest held
at Branlets church Saturday to rep
resent the township of Youngs at the
Youngs, Marcft 30.--Our school
closed last Friday. A good many of
the pupils had stopped to work, and
as the school Was not so crowded the
teachers had just begun to do their
best. Our'.principal, Miss Doderick, of
Gr'eenwood, goes home today. The
asisstant, Miss Cox, of Youngs, will
continue a short term with a few of
the smaller 1)uplsl. This to be paid
The oratorIcal contest of Youngs
township was held at Bramletts Sat
ui'day mor'ning. It was deeided that
1two pupils from Launfor'd, are to rep)
i'eseiit Youngs at the fe.ir.
1Eva, the little daughter of Mr. C. WV.
Smith celebrated her thirteenth birth
Mr. Henry Prior' and wife of the
Harmony section visited Mr. N. C.
S'mith's family Sunday.
MIss Mattie Belie Peterson, of Ty
lereville, 18 visiting the family of Mr.
P. Kf. Abererblnbid,
Work! Work! WVhile the men are
busy wvith field work, the wvomen have
theoir spruing house-cleaning, and ev
ery farm woman knows wvhat that
meanis. Besides that, the garden and
the chickens come in for special at
"The Idle 1touir".
The "Idle hlour" was selectedl to be
the most. appriopr)iate namie for the
new 1)1ctutre show staited last week. It
5o hiappented that two persons suggest
edl this name. Miss Roberta D~orrioh and
Mr'. J1. C. F'owler, so a $5.00 book of
tickets was given to each of them. Mr.
A. S. Pe-'v, the manager of the show
house, a Ihbat he i' very much
pleased wi'th his patrounne so fec r nd
hopes to improve hIs show as the
THOS. W. WRIGHT
KILLED 'IN FLORIDA
Supervising Installation of Machinery
in Florida when Ki'ling Takes
Thos. W. Wright, at one time super
intendent, of the Laurens cotton mile.
and a son of the late Wister N. W\'right,
,Vf this city, was killed by a negro Ia
borer in St. Petersburg, Fla., Frida.,
being struck by the negro F'riday
morning (nd dying the same night.
T'e body was brought here for inter
ment yesterday afternoon and laid to
rest in the Laurens cemetery. lev. ".
Fl. Itankin, of the Presbyterian church
conducted the services, assisted by
Rev. .1. Ii. T. Major, of the Methodist
church, of which denomination the
deceased's wife is a memler. A large
number of the former friends and rel
ativcs attended the services and many
floral wreaths were laid on the grave
out of remembrance of former asso
,cindtion$, The 'trofowing t ent!emnen
acted as pa't bean:' : I. - ie,
It. C. Franks, E. S. Iludgene, Clyic :.
Raty, Dr. W. D. Ferguson, ". M. MIl1
ler, W. Ii. Anderson. W. 1E. ::lardy.
it was not until after the body
reached Laurens that the manner of
his death became known. The first
new:s that reached here was very
meager, only the fact of his sudden
death by some violent means being
indiented. According to relatives who
accompanied the body, Mr. Wright
was a constructing engineer super
vising the installation of some ma
chinery for the Erie City Iron Works.
lie gave instructions to a negro la
boring hand to do a certain piece of
work, when the negro refused, using
very impudent words. Mr. Wright
proceeded to enforce his authority,
when blows ensued. The negro, tak
ing advantage of Mr. Wright's blind
ness in one eye, gave him a terrific
blow over the head with a heavy piece
of iron, felling him to the ground. Mr.
\Vright was given medical attention
but later on in the night succumbed to
the wound. The negro was arrested
shortly after the occurrence and nar
rowly escaped being summarily dealt
Mr. Wright is survived by his moth
er, and wife, who was a Miss Laney,
and two children, besides three broth
ers and two sisters. lie was a nephew
of Mr. .1. N. Wright, of this city, and
had numerous other relatives in the
county. Ills untimely death was great
ly regretted in this city whero he
was so favorably known.
TO ENTERTAIN CONOitEGATION.
Christian Endeavor Society of the
Presbyterian Church will be Hosts
The Christian Endeavor society of
the Presbyterian church will enter
tain the members of the congregation
in the church parlors in the basement
Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock. The
entertainment will be in the nature of
a social gathering where light refresh
ments will be served. The object is
to bring all of the members of the con
gregation into closer relationship with
each other so as to create a more corn
pact and enthusiastic organization,
thlerebly stimla~~ting a greater interest
in church affaiirs. It is not to be un
derstood, however, that this is to be a
caucus of long faces, for everybody is
expectedi to come prep~ared to have a
good time./ The ladies of the church
hlavo made lareparations to furnish a
delightful luncheon to be served by
the younger iembers of the congre
gation. It is ulnderstood that pocket
books areo to be left at home. All mem
bers of the congregation, whether
mnenbers of the church or not, are in
vited to be present.
(lvii Servico Exaninau.fon.
A eivil service examination for the
position of clerk-carrier will be held
in the post ofmie on April 11. For
further information address D. M.
Norwood, Laurens, S. C.
Colored Woman D~ead.
10mma Whitener, wife of Will
WVhitener tuj colored barber, died in
Columbia last Wednesday following
an operation. rTe body was brought
here andl interred in the colored comn
etery Friday afternoon. 11er death
was a source of much sorrow in the
honmes of many white peopile as well
as those of her own race. in Past
years she was a faithfuil servagt in
the homes of dhiiYerenit families of the
city and always bore herself in a
manner befitting her station in life,
enjoying the respect of wvhite and
SOON TO GATHER
Presidents Retminded of A plirohtliniig
Time for 3leeting and Requested to
Ace-lrdlug to a notice from County
('liair'muan ('anot, found on page ;
of this iss ue, tlh< counlty 1demiocratie.
clubs : re to -meet on the last Saturday
in this mou th, which will be the 2Stlh.
At thr':=e imeet iny the clubs will re
or;:!i"ze an( olleers :;ndt delegates
will be elected to the county conVen.
tionl which Will be held the fouirth dlay
of Mlay. Any other busines that may
he 'ironeirlht tlp will also be atietdali to.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
)lainy ''hitisi of Interest. A bt. t(he
People of the Neighboring Tow n.
r liniton. March :31.--On Wednesday
fternoon lMrs. .1. 1. Copelaind enter
tained the IIalycon BIook club.
oin Tuesday, Mrs. It. Z. Wright very
tt"actively entert:iined the Friendly
IDozen Bok club at a live ci',-se litn
Fri(lay afternoon Miss Mollie Man
son delightfully entertained the Acteon1
illok (liut) at a four courr.- party.
Friday afternoon Miss Jane lKenne
dy entertained the young ladies' em
broi(lery club and a iuiimher of out
siiers at a farewell party for Mrs. W.
11. Owens, Jr., who left on Saturday for
her new home In Washington.
The AIhianean clubi met on 'T'ues
day morning with Mrs. W. J. Bailey.
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. T. i.
Copeland entertained The Mery Wives
Mirs. A. V. Martin was at home to
about -10 young people on Tuesday
Miss Maude lEuuerel spent part of
Inst week in Columbia.
Miss Jessie Ulllard visited friends
in Chester Sunday.
Miss Laurie Aull has returned from
Chester where she has been ill for a
Mr. S'purgeon Smerel spent the past
week-end in Columbia.
Mrs. W. II. Shands and Miss Kate
Shands were in Cross 11111, for the
Mrs. W. G. Neville is visiting her
daughter, Mrs..lohna Spratt in Laurens.
M.ias Maiie Bturgess is visiting her
sister here this week.
.ilss 'tmie Robertson is visiting
Mr. T. (. Robertson at Clemson.
Mr'. and Mrs. .1. W. Copeland are
v!.:i ng Mrs. raig In Statesville, N. C.
Confederate Crosses Undelivered.
Mrs. W. R. ':ihey, Jr., has in her
possession two Confederate Crosses of
Honor, which were awarded a couple
of years ago but so far have not been
called for. They were awarded to
Veterans A. J. Elmoro and W. M. Don
aldson. JEach of these veterans or his
eldest child is requested to call upon
Mrs. Richey and the Crosses of Honor
will be given to them.
Paurentts Invited to School.
The patr'ons of the city schlools rare
invited to visit the school house Mon
day 'morning at 10 o'clock to view
selections of drawvings anid articles
of hland-work made by the children.
They have bean attractively arranged
anid will be well wvortht seeing.
''hie prteliminafry conlte(st to select
the speaker' to represent the gradled
school in the high school oritorical
contest will be held itn the school
building Monday tnightt, beQginntinlg at
8:30 o'clock. No admIssion wIll be
chat'gedl and the pubhlic is invited to
3r. and1( Mrs. ltichairdsoni fIereat ed.
Mrs.. WV. J. Reaves, of Wilmington.
N. C., sister of Mrs. Nathanl Richard
son, of this city, dliedl sudd~enlly on
the trint 0on hetr way home from
Jacksonville, Flia., Saturday night. It
is supplosedl that her dleathl was dule to
apoplexy. Ilet' body13 was carried onl
to Wilmington for' burial.
Oilher F~ord i'iurc('haserst'.
Among thte recent sales~ of Ford
cat's made b~y Mr. J1. W. McE le, of (lie
Ford( agency, ai'e a fIve passenger
touintg car to Rev. f. WV. Munner'lyn,
oif Gray' ('ourtt; a fIve passenger' Max
w;ell to 11. J1. Arm'istriong, of Gr'ay
('ourt; a Ford( roadster to Drt. J. 11.
Moor'e, of WhiiItmire ; andil a Ford (tu
itig car' to Mi'. M. A. Cinonll, of
TIlE ItICKET ON TIlE HEA RTH.
high School Pupils Score a lilt at
the Opera hIouse Friday Evening.
The "operay trupe" selected from
imeinber' of the graduating class of
the city graded school, scored a I ri
umoph at the opera house F'riday ev
ening when they presented a very de
li'htful little play entitled "'I'le
Cricket on the H earth". The play was
given utnder the direction of Miss
Fannie Creighton, one of the high
school teachers, and afforded an ol:
1orttiity to displ'y mnch talent both
in the way of acting and direc'itmin. A
N-< ry appreciative aud(ienlce was In at
te;dance and evidencell its cnijoymn t
of the eveing by repeated applaus.
To mention the stars in the play. of
co use, woul be suicidal, so the dra
nmti(' citic of The Advertiser will not
venture into that lid. All of the
young folks acqiuitted theiis"lves well
and doubtless will receive personil
recognition of their sllndid work.
Those taking part in the play were
John Perrybingle I hugh Aiken
lr Tackleton Ilerbert Sullivana
Caleb P1lumminier Elizabeth Moseley
Old Gentleman Leland Hlolt
Dot Nellie ''lonmtpson
lBertha Virginia Simpson
Mrs. lielding Ma rgaret. DIunla i.
May Fleldintg Mary Wilkes
Dot's Father Laurens Phil pot
Tilly Slow-Boy Mattie Kate Owings
Porter Paul Lake
Lot's Mother Mary Lila Poole
Assisted by Misses Lucy Vance
Darlington, Mary Burton, Minnie Irvin,
Lhlla Todd, Louise Simmons, ]Tattle
Gray, Robbie Iludgens, Inez Hludgens
and Mr. Carlisle Dial.
Miss I attie Gray rendered a musi
cal program during the intermissions.
Mr. Carlisle Dial was the business
rant-ger of the company and all bill
collectors will look to him for pay
ment of ot standing accounts. A neat
min was realizei from the sale of
tickets. The money will be used to
purchase decorations for the school
At Shiloh School.
There will be a play I"rother Josiah"
given at Shiloh schoolhouse iriday
night, A pril 10th. Admission will be
10 and 1.5 cents. The public is cor
MONTHLY TEACHESl M EEINON.
To lie Held at. the Graded School Au
ditoriut Satitrday Morning.
The regular monthly meeting of the
county teachers association will be
held in the graded school auditorium
Saturday morning, beginning at 10:30
o'clock. The following program will
be carried out:
1. "Thie Practical Side of Plays' and
Games in the Class Room and on the
Play Ground," discussion by Mr. L. I).
Elledge and Miss Blanche Pinson.
2. The Importance of Teaching
the Geography and History of South
Carolina, Giving Special Stress to the
Piedmonit Section," discussion by Miss
Lucihe Tuirner andu Mr. J. W.. 11uff.
In addition to' thlo stud(y program,
other matters of interest to the asso
ciation will lie brought up for discus
sion and settlenment.
A Promtinent Visitor.
Among those who were hiere foi' the
Lake-Jones wveddilng was Mr. Forrmest
Lake, a brother of Mr. TF. D). Lake, who.
is a residenlt oIf Sanlford, Florida. Mr'.
Lake is easily one of thle most promi
nent business men of his section and
in is OWnl count~y stands hi1gh in ev
ery walk of life. Hie is piresidenit (of
the Seinole Ban11k of Sanfordl and1 is
a mtember of the Florida legislatuire
from Seminole county. It was mainly
thlrou~gh his efforts that the citizens of
Sanford succeeded In forming the new
counity of Seminole. Ilie Is a polished
gentleman, affabi~ lelad entertaining In
his conversation. Mr. bake i'eturtned
Thutrsday to hIs home, stopping for
a short while in Spartnburg to visit
Round ited tup Giiablers.
Rlur'al Pollee Officeer .Jan. HI .Madden,
a1ssiste'd by his sonl, Osear' Madden, and
othuers, t'oun ded upi and1( cauight Iili huchi
of elit n aegro gamblher's on the jin ce
of Marshall11 WII latms, niar Goldvillec,
inl LthIs cout iy, early Sunday miorninag.
Futrmaan at (linton.
Fur'tman university and the Presby
terian college will hplay ball1 (on tile
Presb~y triln a routnds Fiday aft ernotan
Thie t'aime will begin at -1 o'clock an~d
the admission will lhn ., cnti.
BY THE [4M[N
Part of World-Wide Move
ment in the Churches.
FROM THE COUNTY
('onferentc 1s to he (f an Interde
1m1iltio na Naturiei and All the
('hiurches of the t'it and County are
to Pnrtlipate. lDr. It, F. Cabnes to
Annotuneeietnit is miade that. on
April 10th to 12th incltusive. a series
of eonfercieis will be h ili in I arens,
under the auspices of tl Luaymtens
,Missionary Movement for the l'nited
States and 'Canada. This series of
conferences is a irt of the movement
of the United M issionary Campaign
launched by the iome and Foreign
I oards of tl:e Protestait churcles of
the linited States and Canada.
All the churches of the comuiiinity
will co-operate in these conf ereices.
)r. I. F:. Gaines of Richiond College,
who is giving his entire time to this
work this year and who conducted
similar conferences in U partanu1)rg,
Greenville and Greenwood, will have
charge of the c(onterences and will be
assisted by a corps of trained assist
ants, whose niamNs will be alliolilced
It is the- "earnest hope of those in
charge of the conferences here that;
all the churches of IAurens county,
irrespective of denomination, will
send delegates to these uneetings. A
full prograin will be announced in a
Speaking of the conferences yes
terday, one of the miniitors of the
city said, "A great opportunity is be
fore us, and we should avail ourselves
of it." I)r. Gaines writes in explana
tion of the conferences the following:
You understand that. the United
Missionary Campaign .vas launched by
the home and Foreign Boards of the
Protestant Denominations of the 11
S. and Canada; that the hoards asked
the Laymen's MI oveient to direct the
conference feature of it; that while
the main drive is for the men, still
the movement is for the whole church.
The wo.:nen ought to be invited there
fore. More than five hundred of these
conferences have been held in the U.
S. and some two hundred in Canada.
''he movement emphasizes three'
needs in the church today: (1) A
(eeper spiritual life, (2) A conpre
hensive program of education, (3) An
adequate financial plan. It is a con
certed effort of the various denomina
tions to secure greater church effi
FAMfILY MI1LEAGE 11OOK.
V. & W. 0. Railway Now IssuLin'
Thousand Mile Family Mteage.
The Charleston and Western (Caro>
lina Railway has inaugurated a new
mileage system whereby the whole
family can use one miloage book. The
new book will he gootd on both the C.
& WV. C. and the Atlantic Coast Line,
and willl be good for passage only he
tween pioints in South Carolina. It is
good for use bhy tho head of the fain
tly and b~y depiendant mieianl'bers speci
fletd at the ime the hoo0k is bouight.
This is a ne(w dleparture for this road
andI the newvs of this new feature will
he ireceived b~y the patrons with leas
To .o-ente here.
Dr. and MTrs. J. HI. Moore and daugh
ier, of Whit mire, arrivedi in the city
last nightL to take up their residence
here in the D)r. Poole house on NorthI
I larper- street. Dri. Moore will enter
in to the pr-actice of medicine h1in a
rens. Ie and his famnily wilt be a
welcome acquisition to th~e life of theo
co . munity.
To VIwit Glass Factory.
The classes In (-1em1ist ry of Fur -.
mlan uiiniveisity are iexpect(e d ini thie
city tis muorinig to go over thte )Nat
of the Laurenls Glass WVorks for n
tilurpose of getting first hInd kinowl
odge as to the ehemical r-e-actionfl 0:1
lt-ring into the manufactunre of g'm
'Thiey will visit ot her lacies for re -
anarch work alon1r otheri lIn~es.