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Laurens, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
W. G. LANCASTER vice-Pres.
AWfPHUR LEE Sec. and Treas.
Advertising Rates on Application.
Obituaries and Card of Thanks: One
cent a word.
Entered at the postoffice at Laurens,
S. C.. as second elass mail matter.
LAUItENS, S. C., MAY 13, 1914.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor.
respondents are requested to
sign theIr names to the contri
buttons.. Letters should not be
umild later than Monday morn
The death of .loln M. Cannon, ls.,
is exceedingly sad. Young, t.alented,
honorable, with a brilliant. future be
fore himt, a good citizen. coiumanding
!ud holding the eseei of his collka
;iies and the respect of his fellow citi
*ens, to have beenu shot. to death in the
discharge of his duty, with no malice
in his heart toward his slayer, con
fronts one with the terrible fact that
human life is too lightly regarded:
that there is something radically
wreng with our boasted civilization
either in the training of our youth or
ie correct enforcement of law.
DIAl 1i1 CIIAIlRMAN.
In the election of a chairman of the
state executive colmmit.tee endeavor
should he made to find a man Who,
while Ios.sessing strong convictions
on puiblic ulestlionr, yet. Itas not been
prominentiy identilied with either of
the facticon:; of the Past few years.
The time i; now p ropitious for settle
mlent of Paramount. <1uestions. aff('.t
ing the whole party which will not h
satisfa tarily solved if aplilro:lelhed in
a imrtisan spirit. The <iui'.ti:: o.
ipriimary reform, for inistanc, is a
larger one than the personality c: to.,"
Bllease, yet if factionial livisioii :ire
l:ade in the coivent i1n, anythii' tL-it
they rs'j (1o 1.) the prim.ry will have
the hin ' of lletioniallstti n i t a1la it-;
resil n ill n ot ho ls effic'tutal as i
aproll n.i O '.id iII t' ' iahlt. Imi:!ine'. 'The
selet(' ion of the h!:1iiman of the ex
oclutive commnittv( will he "(: imdex to
the sou.imuent of t lm Com!mittee and
if It ( si rea n a(.o:) i .d fa tit'onal conflict
it shouild !i lt one who has so far
been f:'ee of factional activity. Such
a man is lion. N. It. Iial, executive
coiimmittlNeman from this countty, and
he is offering hims~elf for tho chirt
mnanship. Hesides not being swayed
by factlional feeling. Mr. Ilal is not a
candidate for ofilce andl is therefore
not diirectly interestedl in the foi'th
coming elect Ion. Mr. Dial is a mneni
ber of the comtmittee itself and It Is
hardly believ'ah!e that its members
wvill adImit its own Incompetency by
seeking elsewhere for a chairman.
Ato Occupiedl by Mre. P'aul E. Cooper
n~ud F"rien' ius.shedi by Shriner
Mr . P'aul lM. C'ooper and~ his frienid,
Mfr. Luther I trock hail a very narrow
escape last Sundal~y whlen the car ini
which they were ridling was struck biy
the Shriner Special on a crossing just
below Clinton. Mr'. C'ooper was diriv
ing along very slowly andl was al)out
to cross the track, when lie disco0v
cered that the Heauboard Special was
wvithin about 200 feot of the crossIng.
Thinking that It. was too late to save
the car the' ocu'panai jumped. Theli
rnils anid the tiram smtashied into t~he
rails and( t~ihe train smakshecd into the
rea1r. lThe IC01115~ ocuat wer tuninjured0(.
lteu'. Carroll to) LCeture.
R1ev. Rtichiard CatrrollI, the well
known colored preaichied of CJo
litmbia, wvill give a lecture tIn the
St. Paul Baptist church (colored)
Sunday afternoon to which white pieo
ple are especially invl'ted. Ills subl
ject will be0 "Our Relation to Dumb
Anisaals and( Why 'We Should Take
Better Care of the lhorse, Man's Best
Friend among AnImals." Rev. Car
roll has spoken to audiences compos
ed of both 4'$hite and coo,people
here on numbers of other occasions
andl always commands thme respectful
attention of all who go out to hear
him. TIhe lecture Is to take place at
! bereby announce myself a candi
date. for the office of supervisor of
Laur a county and promise to abide
by te rules of the democratic party.
L(B, R. TODD.
Escaped Convicts Caught.
Wash Young, serving a life sentence
on the county chain gang, and Robert
Lanford, serving an eighteen months
sentence, made their escape from the
gang at an early hour last Wednes
day 'morning while in the vicinity of
Mr. Ben Coley's place in Sullivan
township. Deputy Sheriff Reid and
Rural Policeman Sullivan were put on
the trail shortly after the escape and
before many hours had passed caught
both prisoners and returned them to
the gang. The two law officers were
given considerable aid by citizens liv
ing in the neighborhood.
FINE H1O0K FOR LICENSE.
Cadnur Confidence In AutomiatIc Feature
Startles garage Proprietor.
The story of the man who inspect
ed his new automobile, compared it
with the catalog specifleations and
wrote the factory that it had come
complete with the exception of the
wheelbase, is almost tied by an inci
dent which came to light at a middle
western garage the other day.
Well along In. the afternoon a par
ty of five tottrists in a Studebaker
"Four" pulled tip and decided to
store the car for the night. The car
was driven inside and backed into a
stall, the owner and family leaving
for the hotel across the street, Ie:iv
Ing the ilonravetional order or : wash
and a polish.
An attemdant we;nt promi'lly to
wetih, wrhistling merrily as he, pro
grssed in his task of 'xeCavating t le
real estate and exposing the lustrous
finish. 1Eve tually he worked around
to tilie front (nd of the car where a
peculiar attachment caught Iiis eye.
The attachment was a wooden plug,
tightly driven into a hole near the
base of the radiator. l"rom the plug
was suspended a Virginia license num-.
"Ilcy! Look here!" he called to the
proprietor who was tup at the front of
the place. "B~lessed if this fellow
hasn't sealed tip the hole they left for
hand-cranking this Studebaker'!"
- Th e pr'oprietor g.:Zed and marveled.
Ilbe was thoroughly f'ami!liar wlit elec
tric self-statinii.g: devices but h'di no'
er y''t sent such :-n instance of calm
c'onillence on, the part of an owner.
When the toi: ..t.; canmte Il next
morning to re'un' their trip, the
owner Wasl einestionel about the Pun'.
"What do you do when you have 1.
crank this car by hand?" asked the
'CInk by hand? Why this car
has a self-starter'!" explained the un
comiprehemdiing touiri.t. "When I want
to spin the muotor, I push dowvn on this
"Kure, but don't you e vCr have to
hI''> it isn't there a hand (rank
c(o:es withi the car?".
\ gb1, am of new-truth caime to tle
\\~(lh nowI Ithat you speak of it. 1
uni0.s t.,:it muiist he the h iiai I erank
that. I iounid inl m tool kit." he an
SV c :d. ' ' (lon 'I know whether I've
not. it With me yet or not. Ilut i dto
knowv that I've never used it, eithert on
this trip or i ef'ore it, amil I've come
more' thln a thoutsand miles over'1 the
mouitii aints. I'll bet I've atart'ed that
motor :1,t101) times easy. 'Th1:at hole
lookes: like a handy pla,e to use for
the licinse, so I've a:lways tsd it that
So saying, the gentlenan climbhied
in, pressed i do~wn on the plunger,
started the moator and rolled out on
"Well, I vum," remarked tile garage
M ar' s.
The- failure of Jlohni L. AlcLauin
to arouse enithutsiasm at the meetinig
Thursday night was inot surprisinig.
-gir. McTauirn has not kept his Demioc
racy on straight, which with this sec
tion of the country is a grievouts fault.
Thea again, Mir. McIaurin by bIrth
amid rcarinig is a rather piroudt man, amid
the people in a half instinctive wvay arc
alie to slpot one who for the sake of
ofilco dloes thinigs wvhich ini his own
indt are' comprliomiisinig. It waus nmot
natumral for thle Marlbor'o senator to
take a vice-like gr'ip upon01 Governor
hilease's coat-tails, and people feel
the uinnatur ialniess of it. Mir. Alr'Iauin
dlecidled to runi for gover'nor, thou deC
cidied not to ruin, and inow is mrunning.
All of this is niot in accord withI thte
wvay voters like for men to act. Add to
thtis, the fact that lie is tirying to
"come hack" and( you w~ill see that lie
has a irow of stumps ahead. Ills ap
Ipear'ance, lils immiiacuilate dIress, his
r'earinlg and lils record all uinflit Iimi as
a piopular miaii on Ithe stumpi l.-Griecn
A penguin oil indullstry is to be es
tablishied at M~acquaie Island, aboute
half way between Tasmania aind thie
Antarctic contInent. This Island, 25
miles long and five wide, is estimated
to contain probably 80,000.000 pien
guins, so that the stockc seems alincst
As One Who Knows.
F'igg-Does your grocer sell his ap.
ples by the barrel? Fogg--Well, they
come in barrels, but what he sells
them by Is the top layer.
I her'eby offer myself 'as a candidate
for the office of county commissioner
of Laurons county, subject to the rules
of the democratic party. J. B3. H-ITT.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of County Comnails
sioner for Lauriens County, subject to
the rules of theo Democratic primiary.
D. A. MADDIDN.
I hereby announce mnyself a candi
date for the house of, representatives
frmn Laurens county and promise to
abide by the results of the De ocratic
nrimarur. W. R. RIOC jY. SR.
SHOOTS AT GRIFFITH.
Candidate for Mayor of Columbia ailis
Columbia, May 9.-Dr. L. A. Griflith,
candidate for mayor of Columbia, nar
rowly escaped getting shot tonigl't fol
lowing a flat light between he andi C.
C. Stanley in front of a hotel -n Main
street. T. B. Roach, member of the
tichland dispensary board, was tak
en in custody by the police while ef
forts are being made to find out who
fired the shot. Mr. Roach was later
released under bond, Dr. Grillith wrote
out the following statement for the
press: "I was talking with Mr. John
1. Rogers when I)r. Stanley came up
and in an excited manner began to
talk about my letter in this morning's
State. I don't remember the exact
words that were used but the con
versation became quite heated. Dr.
Stanley began to pull off his coat. To
show him that I did not want a row,
I turned my back on him to walk
a way. lie held -my right hand and call
ed me names which caused me to slap
him with the palm of my hand. lie
fell to the sidewalk. While he was
down and trylig to rise, to prevent
him from doing me bodily harm 1
hushed him back and in pushing him
back I ttrned my back to the street.
The pistol was fired from my back
and I realized in a few moments I had
lven shot at, turned and saw T. B.
Rloach being held by .John Rogers and
It is understood that no pistol has
been found but there is no denial that
a shot was tired barely 'missing )r.
(rilith. Excitement flamed up in
the mayoralty race this morning when
the local morning paper carried a card
from )r. Griflith denying that he had
promised o appoint any mian to of
flee but saying that. '1'. 13. Roach for
dispensary com lssioner, George Col
lins for chief of police, and C. 0. Stan
Icy for recorder had said they would
be appoit ted to these jiosit1i s if )r-.
I". . Earle, his opponent was elected
iayor. Further his card said: "The
ohnoxiois eletent of the dispensary
olielaIs and employees are sitporting
)r. larlt. They are not simply vot
ing for him Intt they are organized
for the specile purpose of electing
him. Should they succeed in electing
I)r. Earle it ineals that the dispensary
crowd are in the saddle and that. your
city will he for the next four years
rtIled by T. 11. Rloach and George
liystallers say tlait iI. Stanley
eamie til to 1Dr. (rillith and up
bra:tided him for his statements and
that alter sole words iwl passed 1)r.
(lrifiith hit D~r. Staley amid then some
one tiredl a pistol, the bullet passing
close to Dr. Griftith. A large crowd
,g:11hered, friends of Ilr. (Griffith sur
rotmidiig, ail friends of .\r. Itoach
followted hin as he was taken to police
Ib'mtltuarters by tuniform ed nen. I)r.
Stanley went on to his home. For
ltn hour or more knots of people' gath
ered on the streets discussing the 111111
ter and the news spread over the city
like wild ire. ''hie affray tonight
Elrtousedh the initerest in thle micipal 111
election to thie hlighest plitchi. The
secondt pimary~'3 takes ptlace on PTes
(lay, Dri. L. A. Gr'ifhli and Dr'. F. S.
Earle beinlg the candidates for mayor
while 10. M. Dupre, 'C. M. Asbill, D). B1.
Slotin andI R. J. Bllalock are in the
run off for' the twvo places on city
Tlwo Studebakmhers Soltd..
Mr'. D). C. McIaurin, agent for' the
Stuldebaker catr, has sold two car's thlis
week. Mr. W. L. Artmstronlg of Gr'ay
'ou rt purc nhased al Fou anEild .. W.
Ii. Garrt'ett, also pur tchased a Four.
Mr'. McIauitn wellt to Atlat a last
lFriday and1( brouight onicet a back withI
him11. ie was accotmpanietd by Mr's.
Mc 1aur1ini and~ little chlildh. The trilp
was madie ill 12 hours, ie expects to
go to Atlanta againl tIs Fridhay to
briny13 anlother car to Laurens.
('ougtjhedl for Tlhrtee Yearrs.
"I aml a lover of y'ourt godtsendt to
humlian Ity and scIence. Youlr mcdi
cinc, Drt. ing's Newv Jtscovery, curetd
my ctoughi of three ycearis standiniag,"'
sayst .Jennie Flemm~ling, .of New Dover,
OhIo. I inve you aii annloy'ing coulghl?
Is It stuitbborn an w11 ~onl't y1iehht to trealt
mlenit? Cet a 60c bottle of Drn. King's
New Dilscovery today. V. hant It did(
for Jtennie Flemmlling It willl tdo you
y'ou, no1 matter' how stubborn or
chri.1Ic a couigh may be. it stolls a
(oughl atnd stops ftonat and(1II ln troui
l'e. Htelief ori money03 back. i0c andl(
$1.00 ait your1 druigglst.
huctkleni's Arnica Salv~e for Pimlples.
('Ifat(Ion for Letters of AdintistraftIon
State of South Car'ollna,
County of Laturens.
Bly 0. 0. Thompson, Probate .Judge:
Whlereas Loula lloyd has mado suit
to ine to grant her Letters of Adnmin
lstration of the estate and effects of
M. C. lBoyd.
These ,are ther'efore to cIte and ad
monishi all and singular the kindred
and credlitors of the said M. C. Boyd
dleceasted, that they be and appear be
fore -me, in the Court of Probate, to
be held at Laurens Court House, Lau
rolls, S. C., on the 18th day of May,
1914, next, after publication hereof,
at 11 o'clock In the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 5th day
of May Anno Domini 1914.
0. 0. Thompson,
41..2t 3. P. L. C.
GEN. B. H. YOUNG
Kentuckian Again Comimander-in-Chief
of U. C. V. Forrest's Min Are Ready
aJcksonville, Fla., May 7.-Gen.
Bennett H. Young, of Louisville, Ky.,
late today was relected commander
In-chief of the United Confederate Vet
erans at the annual Reunion here.
Richmond, Va., was chosen for the
1915 reunion, Gen. Young defeated
Gen. Felix Robertson, of Texas.
After the election of a commander
in-chief afjournment was taken until
tomorrow, when officers of the Army
of Tennessee and of the Army of Vir
ginia and other divisional organiza
tions will be elected. Gen Young re
ceived approximately 1,100 votes and
Gen. Robertson 800. Texas casts entire
343 votes for Robertson.
One hundred survivors of Cei. For
rest's famous cavalry, today offered
their services to President Wilson in
the event of war with Mexico. The
followingfrresolution was adopted:
"WNre read with indignation of re
peated Insults offered to American cit
izens by Mexicans, and, imbued with
the patriotism dorived as a heritage
fro:n our ancestors, we hereby tender
his Excellency the President of the
United States, i? called upon, a com
pany of one hundred men, to be se
lected from our corps.
"We assure him that they will be
able to fully fulfill their duties and
bear the hardships that will be re
(lu'ired of regular soldiers. We hereby
agree to be among the first to plant
the American - flag on the battle
grounds of Mexico City or any othtftr
fortress within its bounds."
Seymour Stuart, of St. Louis, Mo.,
today was elected commander-in-chief
of the United Sons of Confederate
Veterans, suc'ceeding W. W. Old, of
os8t 'romit and Effectual Cure for
When you have a bad cold you want
a1 remedy that will not only give re
lief', bult effect. a protpt and permla
no t cure. a remedy that is pleasant
to take. a remedy that contains loth
ig 111.1urious. ('habin herlain's Cough
Iteucdy meets all these reiuiri'ements.
It acts on nature's plan, relieves the
lII ngs. aids expectoration, opens the
secCreto11s and restores tile system to
a healthy condition. This remedy has
a world wide sale and use, and cnn
always he depended upon. Sold by
Noflee to machinery owners. Ihave
your milacl hilery repaired by an expert
.a1chiiinest. )elays are dangerous and
expienlsivye. Prices moderate and work
;llaranted:l. ('otton t'ins a specialty.
A\dd ress E. 0. iletz., ('linton, S. C.
i'or Sale -Fresh macaroons, lady
fingers, vanilla wafers and pound
cake at Laurens Steam ilaoery. Phone
your order for cakes or bread. .1. S.
Forlllle-0 bushi-Paes sofn white
cor'n (neshrcks; fver thoachng bun
tdlis offodder; du0'iglfhoe made1I1
syrup;t a varoiety aofi vtble in ea-l
377. Carl Misuayller. Tare 42-t
drengdes--ig usterv~ cainga~ of
Peters buggies andl carr'iages, miade as
]oodl as they look. Mi-do at 'Columbus,
Ohio. .John A. Fr'anks. 412-It
.Lost-A hull yealing. Left miy
priemlises last Thursday. Black Jer'
s0o'. Whien last seen 1had rope) ar'ound~
hlorns1. Will hppreciate information
01' will pay r'ewarid. John Williamls,
(Col), 117 Hampton St. 412-it-pd
Strayed 0or Stolen--A small, r'ed,
hlorneId cow fr'om my home ini 1'Lurens
oin Saturd'(ay nighlt, tihe 9th1 inst. Ilad~
leatheri strap ar'oundl horns. Finder
will please notify me for reoward. J1. IC.
For Sale--Gentle eighlt year' 01(1 bay
horse( and nearly now rubberoi tilre
biuggy. Also goodl brioke two year' old
colt. I also make a b)usiness of br'eak
lng younig, mean, kicking ot' balking
hor'ses. Guairanteed satisfaction or
no 1pay. IC. C. Thomas, LaurIens, S.
For Sale-One 12-hor'se powver Gr'ay
gasoline engine. In first class condi
tioni. Used( but a shlort while. Reason
for selilng: Want larger one. Price
r'easonabile. A pply to WV. P. Hludgens
or' William Byrd. 38-51
andl registered. WVill stand fotr this
season at Martin's stable, Laurens, S.
C. Pedigree furnlihed to those inter'
ested. G#uar'anteedl livinig colt, $20.00.
W. L. Tongue and L. WV. Martin.
Chicken Exchange--D~reeders and
fanciers to make this column the
chicken and egg exchange for Lau
For Sale-Choicest .pea-vine hay,
corn and fodder, at prevailing price.
Write or apply to Watts Mills Offe.
MISTRIAL IN TUCKER CXSE.
Court Adjourned Thursday Afternoon
Following Verdict in Motes Case.
The court of common pleas adjourn
ed Thursday evening following a two
weeks session. The last case disposed
of was that of Mrs, Carrie H. Motes
vs the Seaboard Air Line railroad, in
which a verdict was rendered for the
rail'oad. The suit was for $2,000 dam
ages alleged to have been done the
plaintiffs' lands when the railroad re
placed a trestle by a fill, causing the
water to back up on the adjoining
In the case of Mrs. Ninpio Tucker
vs the Clinton Cotton Mills, which was
being tried when this paper went to
press last' week. the jury was unable
to agree and a mistrial was oi-dered.
This makes the third time that this
case has been tried, the first time a
mistrial resulting, the second time a
verdict being directed for the mill by
the court. An appeal was then made
to the supreme court and the case re
manded to the circuit court for trial
again last week. John M. Cannon, Esq.,
represented the plaintiff and Richey
& Richey and F. P. -McGowan the de
The C. & W. C. railroad was given
a verdict in the case of the suit of II.
10. Gray for alleged damages to his
property incurred by the operation of
the railroad's coal schute in this city.
The suit was for $2,00'.
DR. J. H. MOORE,
Physician and Surgeon.
Diseases of Wongen
and if -
Children a Spcialty
Enterprise Bank Building. Phone 22
Are You Usi
Your neighbors are using
the yield of the crop to whic'
per cent. Besides this it cat
acre of ground from 100 to S
for the benefit of the next c
cial fertilizers costs YOU ab
Nitragin and you get it FRE
all your Peas, Beans and otl
crops. Can you afford to pa;
gen when your neighbor gets
R. C. McLEES
Call and( let us demonstrate th
engine. Rt has light we-ight pe
that can be used in any combi
kerosene. H as throttling gove
the load( and1 many other fea
explain to you. Can furnish
Suitale for all kinds of worki
outfits. Also handle smiller
W. P. ItUDGENS
This is truly the Gift Shop.
The remarkable Compre
hensiveness of our displays
and their splendid beauty,
quality and value prove it.
Undoubtedly you are go
ing to buy some gift, this
month or next for some N ed
ding or graduate-so permit
us to state that you are
cordially invited to examine
our goods ,whether you come11
to buy or not.
We know that handsomer,
more exquisite and mor;
cleverly worked de!igns In
gold, silver, brass and cut
glass are not to be found
anywllcre-nor their pr:s
Your visit is requested.
_ -Jetrier & @Optirin
EnulrAr. - $. (1I.
Free-a valuable premium to be
given away with each $5.00 purchase
during. the balance of this month at
J. C. Dimtrus & Co. Big Department
Store. Save your cash register
ng Nitra gin?
r it and they say it increases
h it is applied, from 25 to 100
ises that crop to store in each
00 pounds of pure nitrogen
rop. Nitrogen in commer
out 20 cents a pound. Use
E from. the air. Apply it to
ier pod bearing or legume
y 20 cents a pound for Nitro
n gladly given.
Clinton S. C.
SEASON IS NEAR!
e clebrated Ileer two cylinder
r' I. P. and will burn any fuel
Istib~le engine, such as gasoline,
rnor that feeds the fuel to suit
tures, that we will be glad to
any size from 6 to 50 HI. P.
,for pumps and wood sawing
size engines of other makes.
LAURENS, S. C.
and Ref reshing
thuis .h'ot weather Is a glass 6f
our delicious' Ice Cream Soda,
so grateful to the tired and
thirsty wayfarers. Our Soda is
pure, Invigorating, coolinfi and
of good quality. WVe have all
the popular flavors, and we are
sure that, after the first trial of
It. you will often want to pa
tronise our fountain,
Laurens, S. C.