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VOLUME XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1914 NUMBB
CLOSING [1XRCISES !
Of LIR[NS SCHOOLS
City Schools Ended Year's I
Work Monday Night.
DIPLOMAS DELIVERED* -
Dr. A. G. 1ardlaw Deliverel Haecai
litureate Sermon Sunay Morning
and li. 1H. A. 3McCullough the Lit
erary Address Monday Evinig.
Class Exercises Saturday Evenuing.
Wili the delivery of diplomas and
certificites, followed by a benediction a
upoll the assenbled pupils and pa- .
trons, the sclolastle year 1913-1 I of
the Laurens graded school came to a
close Monday night. The graduating j
exercises lasted over t perlod of three a
dvys, beginning Saturday night with c
ihe class exercises in the school. au- 0
ditoriuni, continuing Sunday morning r
with the annual sernon by Rev. Dr. q
A. G. Wardlaw, of Greer, and ending e
Monday night with the literary ad- 0
dress by Rev. H1. A. McCullough, or r
Columbia, and the awarding or medals,
honors an( diplomas.
Salturday night a large audience t
gathered in the school auditorium to
listen to and enjoy tile class exercis- r
es by the young graduates. This is 0
always an occasion marked by min- N
gled feelings of happiness and sor
row, the opportunity being seized by 1
some of the young essayists and
speakers to punish their classmates
with innocent thrusts and witticisms, f,
while others give their attention to
the more serious and affecting sides
of graduation. The following .pro- tj
gram was carried out: I
1. Song of the Classes. Pupils of
tile high school. 11
2. Welcome Address. Louise Simmons 0
3. Class History. Rlizabeth Moseley h
4. Instrumental Solo-Airde Ballet- a
:.Dpaminade. Hattie Gray. r
5. Class Prophesy, 1ugh Aiken. C
6. Vocal Solo-The Rosary-Nevin. b
7. Class Poem. Mattie Kate Owings. a
8. Vocal Solo- Sympathy -- Rudolf r
Frime. Lilla Todd.
9. Class Will. Leland Bolt. e
10. Class Song. Tenth Grade. G
Annual Sermon. ti
Sunday morning in the Presbyterian s1
church Rev. A. G. Wardlaw, D. D., of e
Greer, delivered the annual sermon T
belfore the graduating class. Dr. a
Wardlaw was formerly pastor of this 0
church and was the moving spirit in N
the erection of the present edifice, tI
having resigned just nineteen years tI
ago. With so 'any old friends look- t(
ing forward to his visit here and the n
occasion being one of the notable tI
events of the year, it was natural for 0
a large audience to gather before him.
Taking his text from the 19th verse
of the 26th chapter of Acts, "Where- a
upon Oh. King Agrippa, I have been a
obedient to the heavenly vision," lhe ti
delivered an eloquent discoulrse onl thle <
theme "Catching a Heavenly Vision." e
The sermon of D~r. Wardlaw was pro- e,
nounced one of the most beautiful and al
forceful ever hecard in this city. Music p
at this service was furnishled by a ci
mixed choir from all tihe chlurchles of al
the city under tihe direction of Mr. ii
Chas. Hi. Hicks. i
Monday Night. y
In tile school auditorium Monday t(
night Rev. H. A. McColloughl deliver- u1
ed a very polishled oration, taking as a
his Bsubject "Sonme Thoughts Suggest- rt
ed by Constructive Evolultion". A gl
large andl cultured audiene was is
present andl listened with thle closest g,
attention to his words. tile speaker w
making a distinct impression upon his ai
hearers. In addition to the very elo-O
qluent address by Rev. McCollough, m
the final exercises incident to theoin
closing of the schuool were held. Tile ci
exercises were openedl with prayer by y
Rev. C. F. Rankin, followed by tile y
salutator-y adldress b~y Hferbert Sulli
van, a member of thme graduating class. SI
Hattie Gray then played a piano solo N
and Louise Simmons thlen read an N
essay. Iizabeth Moseley played ati
piano solo andl this - was followed by th
tile atddressB of tile orator of the cv- ci,
ening. - ,eal th
Following the address of Mr'. McCol- c
lotugh the medals wVon by mlembiers of th
thme graduating class were dlelivered b~y th
Stunt. Jones. To Lotuiso Simmons was
(t(!minnud n Pag Fwoumr-)
.IN PRMAR RULE
inrollment Must be Mad,
ro PURGE ROLLS
state Ileanotru Coni'vcntion, Mad
Sweeping ('h111ages in Constititio
and lules of Party to Safeguard an
lIeformi) tle Pr1limary. No Dlemocrat
Columbia. May 21.-Sweeping chan
s in the rules and constitution t
a fegmard and reform the primni
lections were passed 1)y the Stat
)emocratic convention which ad
>urned sine die late this afternoo
fter a sesslon lasting two days. Th
onvention worked steadily through
ut the day and all during the aftei
oon, refusing to recess for dinnei
'he determination of the conventio
3 carry through the ref)ort of Il
verwhelmingly major'ity of the com
iittee on constitution and rules wa
hown in the steady manner whic
piroceeded to reject amendments at
2r amendments which were rained i:
illowing the tabling of the minorit;
eport of the committee. It was 5:3
'clock when the motion to adjour
The main fight of the minority wit
lade on the report of themajorit
f the committee which called fo
ersonal enroll mert and providin
)r a residence of two years in th
tate, one in the county and 60 day
i the voting precinct as qualifica
ons to establish residence befor
eing eligible to participate in th
rimaries. Strenuous efforts of th
ainority to knock out the persona
nrollment were unsuccessful a
cavy majorities Were' recorded tim
nd again in favor of the majorit;
iport. An amendment by Senato
lifton allowing the voter to enrol
y either applying to the sceretar;
r his club in person or on writtei
tIplication signed by a witness wa:
3jected by a vote of 256 to 55.
The last fight of any note develop
I on the substitute which forme
ov. John Gary Elvans offered for sec
on 12 of the majority report. 'rIhi
abstitute required the club books o
rirollment to be closed on the las
uesday in July, and three days trere
,ter each secretary is to transmit hii
riginal roll to the county chairman
ho shall file a certified copy wit
te clerk of court. Ten days befor4
te first primary, the county commit,
ie is to have published in somi
wspaper of goiinral circulation li
te county a notice or tL mIeeting
the committee which shall the
irge the rolls, hearing and dispos
ig of protests and contests whic)
Lay come up. aNo name shall bi
ricken from the club rolls withoul
roe days notice by mail to the per.
m to be purged. Thue -originals dull
~rtified to are to be -returnedl to th<
3cretaries of the respective clubs
id a list of all names added or drop.
3d by the committee flied by thi
lairman in the clerks office, the rollh
id lists to be at all time8 open to p~ub
3 inspection. No person whose nam(
net on the roll shall be allowed tc
)te. The managers of election af.
r they have counted and declared
e vote shall return the rolls to th(
cretary of the club. If the original
II is lost a duplicate of the copy ori
e in the clerk's office shall be furn
hied the secretary of such clun. l'hhi
etlon was finally anaopced over
hielmingly and after some discussioti
additional section offered by WV. N.
raydon, providing that in case th(
anagers find more votes in the bal
t box 'than tifore are names on the
ub rolls one of the managers shall
eceed to draw out the excess votes,
A resolution of thanks to W. (.
rrine of Greenville, Senator 13. E
cholsea of Eidgefield avid Senator
>1ls Christensen of Ileaufort for the
no and work they did( in preparing
e new rules, was adopted amidi
eers, Thhe now rules provided for
e convention to elect the chairman
the State Democratic executive
mnmlttee, instead of leaving it to
a executive committee as has been
Sir. J. J. McSwaln of Gateenvile,
minnted Ex-Gov. John Gary Evna
h'lie State Democrati coiveit
or' D~emnoratie club~is ,,uIl and,
leninoirats must re-ioll then
district in whielh they resile inl
White Dviemoerats, 21 years of
tiat ags.e bel'ore the next grenera
South Carolina for' two years. inu
thle clubi) (listrict 60 davs are <
S1ooks of their lub <istricl, pro
UI ltid'States and of the State.
f.'le book ol eirollimpent for
State wvill be opened by the Seer
the scoild IuIesday in June, 19
e )Democri who wish to enro
niry11 lyiction1s 1mu11st presentt ilh<
ret ary and irsign the roll, givil
- psollitc.e add(ress and( street i an
- where these <lesigiations exist.
Ill ease he is tilable to write,
Ill m ike his imark oil the hoo
- el s, and the seeretary wil
ST'4.' o')10tice vill he giveI by von
the secretaries of cl)s and w
to be opened.
'le books of enirollimeit will
Slerks of couirt, onl the last Tuwe
r ILtBY ELECTED CHAIlRMAN.
a To Succeed Late John M. Cannon.
3 Meeting of Executive Committee
At a meeting of the county execu- g
tiyve committee, held in the court L
house Monday morning, W. C. Irby, t
Jr., was elected county chairman to d
succed Jolm Nt. Cannoi, deceaspd. -1i
There were only two names placed e
before the committee, C. A. Power t]
and Mr. Irby, Mr. Irby securing a ma- o
jority aird being declared elected. C
On account of lack of time the o
committee did not go further into the c
plans of re-districting the county or I(
attending to other business. For this
purpose a full meeting of the con
mittee has been called for next Mon
day morning.. A call for this meet- C
Ing, signed by the newly elected J
chairman, will be found in another N
colmn of this paper. a
Under the new rues of the party the (I
two clubs of this city will no longer U
exist in their present form. The new C
rules igovide for the formation of
clubs acocrding to geographical
bounds with no overlapping of. club w
membership. While the action of the t(
committee in reforming the Laurens cl
clubs cannot be foretold, it is very C:
probable that two or more clubs will e
be formed in the city bounded by r
ward lines, as provided in the rules. w
The formation of these voting din- it
tricts is in the hands of the county
Laurenis Lodge No. 43. I(. of P. II
There wvill be a regular meeting of
Laurens Lodge No. 43, K. of P. onl
Monday night, June 1. A large a4
tenidance is requested.
Revival Mereises Close. 1 3
Th~e-' evival sereises which have Ih
been in progress at the Methmodisit
church for the past several weeks
camne to a close Sunday night with a
short talk by tihe conducting minis- o
ter, Rev. Raym~mond Browning'. ,AIIl
during the meeting the services were
largely attended and many conver-'r
slons were made. From Laurens Rev. C
Browning Went to Woodruff, where
he will conduct a' meeting for the M
next few weeks.
for this position, speaking of his di
spilendid service to the party. Gov. M
10vans was elected lyy acclkimation, a
after which the convention adjourn- m~
ed sine (lie. A rush from the hall
was mnado by (delegates to get some
thing to cat and many of them caught
theo evening trains for their homes, the y
other going tornight. There is a feel- ci,
lng that great good hmas been (10ne su
by this convention which is every- et
whore dlescribed as one of the finest a
bodies ever gathered together in mi
South Carolina. Tho new rules are o
generally conceded to be the work thm
of wisdom and patriotism and that ci
they will meet with the unqualified Ai
endorsement of the people is believed. bc
ionl luis declared existing rolls
iselves on il( hook oI* the eiiih
onlder to v-off. inl primarlly nlext
ae (or thiose who will reaeh
I elevtionl) who have lived in
the sonty xix monthlis and inl
'Iititled to; (enrii ollment oil te
v'iled they are eilizenis of the
ea(h1 Dellocratie e1Cii) inl tire
Ma ry of tie e1111h on or before
I inl order to vote ill the pri
-m5selves inl person to the see
ig I lieir age. ovilpatioll and
d Ile 1llinnbler of theiri house
the aipliennt for eiriollinelt
of the elnhl1 dist riet inl whiel
I pit his namillie oil tile book.
ty CairnI 01f t ie l nalies of
here books of- enrpollimenit are
be closed and filed with the
day in Jily.
hide More Scores Tian tile Medie
3ien in Tussle Last 'Frlday.
In a spectacular coiic-trage
tagfd last Friday, the spheroid fi
oes, nine in number. representing t
ankers of this city beat the sox
lie boys representing the doctors a
ruggists in Garlington meadow. I
nowing .th(actuag sporo it Is not U
ssary to mention it but the victory
ie party of the first part is a thil
f fact ind joy forever to the An
'verdrafters. There were nine sta
n .one side and ten on the other, I
lulding the umpire, Mr. Shell McDa
Quartette at Cross Hill.
Cross Hill, May 25.-The Mess
has. and Ed Hicks, Ford Franks a
ick McCravy of Laurens assisted
[rs. Luther Roper at the piano, ga
concert in the Cross Hill school a
itorlum on Friday evening, May 22t
nder the auspices of the local UT.
. A varied programme was rendI
i, consisting of quartette, solos ai
enes in Dixie. A large audien
as present and were delightfully e
rtained and, applauded lustily. Se
al encores were given which we
itchy and pleasing. This is the fli
itertainment given by these gent]
en in Cross Hill and we hope th
ill return and give us another eve
LAtU'RENS 3HILL WINS.
iirnett. Lands oin Ball for Two Hot
Rtus. Laurenis plays3 Enioree H1
Lauren( won from Enorec Sat urid
tthe tunhe of 9 to 3. I
etdfcghth inning the score stoi
to 3. In this inning the Laure:
yr. nmanagedl to get twvo meni on ha
andl Barnett landed one out of tl
Lrk scoring the two men ahead
mn. Barnett also smashed alit a
her home run during tile game. Pa
im itching for Enoree allowed
ts and( fanned 7; Rogers for 1La
na surrenderedl 7 singles and ret I
I 1 by strike out route.
Batteries: Enoree, Parham ai
oore; IAurens, Rogers fand lurges
Enioree plays I~murens again Satu
ty afternoon at 4 p. mn. at Laure1
li Park. The game promises to1
goodl exhibition of real balseballI. A.
l.sion 25c, grandstand free.
Dr. Adamns Suffers Loss5.
Rev. Rtobert Adams, D). D., who wt
stor of the First Presbyter'ir
urch here for a number of vear
Ifered the~ loss of his home and I
ntcnts at Pendleton several dIa:
:o. Dri. Adams had but recent
aved to Pendleton, having been enl
thero about a month ago. Whi
o house was the property' of tl
urch, the -personal loss of [
lams, in the wvay of furniture ai
'oks, was considnerahlc.
Th'[LY[ Y[AR S[M
Slayer of Emmett Walker
Manslaughter. Will Al
(reenville, lay 2.--(eoge XV. 'Tid
well was sentenced yeseridai(y ait noon
to serve 12 years in lie penitentiar-y
of this state. 'I'his is tle penalty exact
ed by the law for the slaying of' im
Couinsel for tie (efense announced
thai. n1o motion for a new trial vould
be ariguied befoie Judge Mauldin, but
served nolice of an11 appeal to tle
State siuprelle cour1t l'or a new trial.
h'llis appeal Will probably be imiade
dnIring the present week. Tid (-wel l's
voliisel will also ask of tle highest
tribuill of ithe State. that the coil
vieted 111111 be granted baIl.
Tidwell's attorineys spoke strongly
in, ravor or a lighter sentence than
(hat upon widih the cotrt had decid
ed. but their requests for a less se
vere penalty was denied. Solicitor
Honhlam1 objected to a lighter sentence
in at talk following that of 'Tidwell's
.Judge Nlauldin coml)plimlen lt ed the
firn of 'I'owies, Earle & Price upon
tile splendid fight they made. ile
said that never before had 11e listened
to a better defelse of an accused 'man.
Fron start to finish the lawyers rep
Several Aspirlints for Legislative lion
ors liie Deflinitely Announced their
Intention of ItIuIning.
'Thie last few days has seen several
1ne aspirants for legislative lonors make
known their intention of making the
dy race this summer. Geo. A. Browning,
in- Jr,., of Goldville, has announced his
lie decision to seek reelection. Yester
off (lay \Ir. D. L. Boozer, who lives in the
nd lower section of the county almost to
lot Kinards, stated that lie expected to be
tC- .in .tAe racq ~and pas. his anilotwncemuent
of in this issuie of The Advertiser. A. C.
ng Hart, who expects to graduate in law
ti- at the liniversity of South Carolina in
I's June, has announced his intention of
I)- opening up an ofllee here and offer for
n- the legislature this sunimer. Mr. J.
C. Mevowan, a young member of tile
local bar, has been mentioned as a pos
sible candidate but lie has not yet
I's made up his mind. W. R. Richey, Sr..
1d announced several weeks ago. Oth
by ers may come later.
ve Mr. Browning is the only member
- of last year's delegation to the lower
'd- house to be in the race again. Mr.
D. Irbyll of course, is in the race for gov
ernor and Mi. Blackwell is understood
to be Ii the race for township magis
n- Speaking of tile race for magistrate.
- in case Mr. Blackwell runs he will be
re opposed by J. N. Wright. Sr. and most
st probably the present incumbent, W.
c- T. Crews.
n- CLOSE GA ME AT NEWBR.IY.
Watts Loses in Last Inning when New
berry Muakes aI Gairrisoni Finish.
By the close score of 2 to I, the
1e Newvber'ry cottonl mill ine w~onl over
re0 the Watts M~ills boys at Newberry Sat
urd'(ry. Robui;son, a new man wans in
3'tile box foi' Watts and( Epting was on
Sthe mloundti foi' Newberry'. BothI twirl
ers Puit til a1 fancy article of ball tos
Islng. Watts hind thle game tied up. I
-to 0, unitil the last hlalf of' the nintth
wh~1ien the Newberr'v lads came from
bbh iid thle field1 and eoliledl the game
1in a garriscon finish.
SThe same twvo tennms wvill play oil
10the Watts Millis (iamond11( Saturday af
Sternoon, the game starinig at -1 o'eloek.
r- Both batteries will lbe the sameil as in
thle game at Newhei'ry.
s- Openis Launtdr'y In Greeniwoodl.
Mr'. T1. K(. I udgens, who was in~ the
r'- lautndriy busiiness here up unatil a few
is year's ago, hlas miovedl to Greenwood
10 whlere he is engaged Iln tile same busi
Three Graduates fiomi ILanrens.
The Adevrtiser' has r'ecelved iinvl
is tat ions to thle eommtenleent exoeis..
in es of C'lemisoni college in whIiich th ree
s. i,atur'ns 'outyt3 boys wIll i'lay a ptron..
ts 1i1en1 parit, bintg illmberi of~i ti'he girad
/s tin ig class. They aren .Johni Col lotr
ly ha rksdate, SOil of .\lr. A. It. Barksda le
I- Toague Gra1y liarris, SOn (of W. P. Hiar
Ic 'is, oif Ow ings antd Ch arlies Cloiigh
ie Th'or'noin, of .\iontv ill.'. Alr'. Ilaris
'. has beeni sele'te i to dolor? (lnei of ther
d jor'atlops at t~le liteirar'y society oxer
eines. this being a ery 'om'ota hno
[TN[ FOR TID/L
in Greenville Convicted - of
>peal to Supreme Court.
Ie'sentiting thie prisoner have fought.
i every inch of ground.
An appeal to the supreme court for
bail is necessary, as a circut judge
cannot. griant bail where the sentence
is nore than ten years.
Townes, Harle & Price apepar con
lident of a reversal of somc of the
rulings of the court, and, therefore,
predicl that Tidwell will again be
lcd Oi liial. Tl (oldetned man
founad guilty Friday or manslaughter
has this reinainig hope for liberty,
anlid one other.
The verdict of ma nsl.augh ter'
brought in by the jury, meant that at.
the discrition of the court the sentence
could be anything from t wo to thirty
h'le closing of this trial marks
the close of the most spectacular legal
battle which has taken place in
Greenville in many years; and marks.
the close of a trial which has at
itracted the interest of thousands. The
nature of the crime, the pro-mineuce
of the fairilies and the horrible dis
closures following the sins committed,
have all tended to set the community
BIGI DAY EXPEtVIED.
Prominent. Speakers to be here June
6th for Tomato Club Holly.
Miss Jayno C. (iarlington, tomatco
club organizer lor this county, is
preparing for a great day on June 6th,
when tho tomato club rally will be
held here. Already she has secured
several very prominent speakers for
the occasion and she confidently ex
pects the day to be a memorable one:
for this county. Among those who
have accepted invitations to bp pres
ent are .C, C. Newman, of Clemson
college, W. W. Long, state agent for
South Carolina in charge of tomato,
club work, lion. E#. .J. Watson, Prof.
Neven, Mr. W. P. S'tewart, of Green
ville county. and Mr. John ). W,
All the people of the county who are
interested in progressive farming
methods are invited and expected to.
Dr. J. B. Owens Sick.
Dr. J. C. Harper, who accompanied
Dr. J. B. Owens to Baltimore for an.
operation at Johns Hopkins returned
home Saturday afternoon. Reports
from Dr. Owens indicate steady im
provement and his many friends hope.
to see him out again soon.-Greenwoodt
Dr. Harms at Gray Court.
The principal speaker at the schoor
rally, which is to be held at Gray
Court-Owings school Friday, will be,
Dr. -J. Ihenry ikarms, of Newberry
college. Dra. Harms is not only a dis-.
tlnguishied educator but he is an elo
(luent andl instructive orator. Those in
charge of thle school railhy are expect~.
ing the people of the vicinity to he:
Present to listen to Dr. liarms.
Attending Jrain-d Lodge.
Miessrs. Chlpes I". lBrooks and .1.
P. To)lbert arc attending the meeting
of the Grand Lodge, K<nights of Py.
thbias, in Chester, this week, goinga5
delegates from the local lodge. They
will be gone until t~he latter .part or
Will Teach IhlL~nclug.
Miss Lounise P'orcher of Charlestoi
arrived in Isauriens Alonday to organ.
ize a class in (lancing. She will teach
the hesitation, the one-step andl tile
various tangoes anid wIll atlso, if de
siredl give lessons in the regular
Wvaltz andl two-step. She will give
private lessons in the mornings and in
the evening the Traynhtam Guards
Armory will be usedl for the class of
(lancers. Miss Porcher is stying with
Mr. andl Mrs. W. It. I ilkerson.
Colum bia, May 14..-The governor
has granted a par-ole to George Criock
e'tt, who was convicledl in Glreenville
County in IFebrua ry of I(0 foI n thct
charge of er iinal assautlt and sc'n
teincedl to a Ii fe ltrm in the st ate penth .
tent iary. hn February the governor
irednheed the seniltnre to 310 yearis on
th e (Oniio t IIaaha t the prisoner lhe sentI
froml the peiti IIar-y to the Green.
ville county canang.