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VOLUME XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE, 3 1914.NUBR4
One Club in Laurens City
'The county executive committee met
in the court. house Monday at eleven
.o'clock to fix the boundaries of the
club districts and to attend to any
other matters. The work of laying out
the boiundaries for the club districts
was a very tedious job and required
most of the day for its completion. The
'boundaries of these districts are out
lined in the order issued by Chairman
"W. C. Irby, .Jr., which Is found below.
Considerable discussion arose in the
meeting over the construction to be
placed on ,the third section and Clause
C of the eighth section of the rules,
relating to the boundaries of the club
districts. 'lhe committee was unable
to agree whether it was the Intention
of the framers of the rules to require
every club member to enroll in the
township in which he lived, regardless
of the ,distance to the nearest club, or
whether he could cross a township line
to enroll at a nearby club. The ques
tion was settled by ballot. Except in
the case of towns, which are specifl
cally provided for, the committee voted
that every voter must enroll at the
club in his township nearest which he
lives and that he cannot cross a town
ship line. An exception was made in
the race of residents in the vicinity of
Clinton, as will be seen in the order
of Mr. Irby below.
To Organize Saturday.
The re-arrangement of club districts
and the formation of Pew clubs will re
quire meetings for organizing in many
sections of the county. For instance,
in the city of Laurens the two old
clubs, No. I and No. 2, htive been abol
ished and a new city club will have
to be formed. There are quite a num
berof clubs to be organized and Satur
day at 3 o'clock is suggested by the
county chairman as a suitable time for
organization. It will be noted in his
statement .that while he only suggests
this as a suitable time for organization,
he points out that it is essential to
organize before the following Tuesday,
.June 9, as that is the last day allowed
by the new rules. In case the club Is
not organized, on or before June 9.
'voters in that club district will have
to enroll in some other club nearest
their place of residence.
The following clubs will have to
meet and organize all clubs in Dials
township; all clubs in Waterloo town
ship; all clubs in Sullivan township;
all clubs in Hunter township; except
'Goldville, Hopewell, Mountville, Clin
ton cotton mill;,all in Youngs town
ship, except Youngs store, Lanford,
and Cooks. New clubs at Stuarts store
and Grays store, in Youngs, Ora and
Pattersons store, in Seu etown, and
Laurens city in Laurens will have to
Hooks IHave Not Arrived.
Mr. Irby stated yesterday that en
rolling books had not arrived, so on
rollment cannot proceed immediately.
However, he hopes that he will receive
thom wIthin the next few days and in
that ease will sisue them to the club
secretaries and notify the voters
through the newsp~apers.
A resolution was passed authorizing
the president and secretary of each
club to nominate election managers in
their respective districts, the names to
be forwarded to the county chairman
*for appointment and publication.
Assessments and Itinerary.
The committee authorized the same
assessments for candidates as prevail
ed last year and appointed a commit
tee to map out tihe itinerary for the
county campaign party.
,The Chairmnan's Order.
The following is the order bf the
IRIY FILES PLEDGE.
In the Itace to the End. Hs Made
Several Mpeeches In Adjoining Coun
Hion. W. C. Irby, Jr. yesterday mail
ed hisa campaign pledge as a cand idate
for govern~or to the chairman of the
state executive committee, and also
malled his assessment fee to the treas
urer of the lparty. This act on the
part of Mr. Irby effectually put a stop
to all rumors tgiat he wouild not be
(n the race. During the past few weeks
he has visited several adjoining coun
ties to make speeches and large audi
oncts have greeted him on each ocea
OLI[R ES DISTRICTS
Proper--Clubs to Organize
Pursuant to the new rules of the
Democratic party of South Carolina
adopted by the state democratic con
vention holden at Columbia. S. C., AMay
20th, 1911, the Laurens county demo
cratic committee -met in the court
house on Monday .)lune 1st, 191.1 and
provided for the reorganization of all
democratic clubs in the county in their
rCspect ive towinships as follows:
lIsu1s Townshlp-Power, Woodville,
Dials. Gray Court, Shiloh.
Waterloo Township-W--waterloo town,
Tiptop, Daniels Store, ESkom, Mount
Sullivan Toil nship-Princeton town,
Hickory Tavern (at school house).
l'oplar Springs (at school house).
Hunter Township-Goldville, Ilope
well, Lydia Cotton Mills, Mountville,
ClI'iton Cotton Mills, (embracing ward
live and six), Clinton town (embrac
ing wards 1, 2, 3 and 4). All voters
r esiding in Jacks township slut near
er t.e toAvn of Clinton will enroll with
Clinton town clb.
Youngs Township-Youngs Store.
Cooks 'tore, Lnnford Station, Plea
ant Mound, Stuarts Store and Grays
Jacks Township-Renno. All voters
residing in this township but nearer
the town of Clinton than Renno will
enroll with Clinton town club.
Scuffletown Township-Ora, Patter
sons Store, Langstons Church,
Laurens , Township--Wafts Mill
Laurens Cotton Mill, and Laurens
The club district for Watts Mill shall
embrace all that territory extending
from the city limits of Laurens to
township line, to the corner of Scufli
town township, thence down the line
to Sandy Ford road, to Aulds cross
roads, on t9 Parks station and up rail
road to the city limits.
The Laurens Cotton Mill club dis
trict shall embrace ward three in the
city of Laurens and all tMat territory
from the City limits down the Clinton
road to Hliunte, township 'ine, thence
from Hunter townshi:> li.ie to Sandy
Ford road back to Alcids c;oss ro:.ls to
I arks statt.ma.
The Laurens club district or Central
club shall embrace wards 1, 2,%4, 6,
and 6 and all voters residing in Lau
runs township in territory not men
tioned or embraced in the territory
comprising the Watts Mill club dis
trict and the Laurens Cotton Mill club
district will enroll their names with
the Central club in the city of Laurens.
All clubs throughout the county are
authorized and urgently requested to
organize in their respective town
ships on Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock June 6th, 19141. All voters must
enroll on club roll in the club district
nearest their respective residences in
thie townships in wvhich they reside.
Each club must elect a president
and one or more vice presidents, a sec
retary and treasurer and may have
a working committee of not less than
three members each, namely, a comn
mittee on registration, an executive
committee, and such other commit
toes as to each club may seem ex
All clubs must be organized next
Saturday afternoon or by Tuesday fol
lowing at least. Especial attention of
all 4oters is called to the necessity of
enrolling in the club whose voting
pllace is nearest their respective resi
dences in the township.
William C. Irby, Jr.,.
W. T. Crews, County Chairmhn.
01AME AT LJAURtENS MILL,
Clinton Ill Play Local Mill Tieami Next
Saturday. L~aurens Lost To Enoree.
In, a fast game of all at tihe Laurens
Mill Park last Saturday the team from
Enoree Mill defeatedl tihe home team
by a score of 5 to 3. All of the visitors'
scores were madle in the first inning,
when a few hits and some errors gave
the visitors a lead that they hold
throoghoht the game.
The Laurens Mill team wvill play tile
siuad from the Clinton Mill at the
Laur!ens Mill Park next Saturday.
Tlhese two teams have clashed once
before, wvhen Clinton won out by a
ssore of 0 to 4. The game will be0
enlled prompltly at 4 o'clock, with tihe
usual admission foes.
Giant Liner Rammed in St.
STEAMER SINKS IN
(,reat .Passenger and. Freight. Steamer
Collides iih Collier While in Fog
41n St. Lawrence Rtiver Seaward
lound. Ship Sinks and Neai'ly
I'hous nud liV'es lest.
Rimouski, Quebec. 'May 29.-Sink
Ing in 90 feet of water within 15 min
utes after oeing rammed amidshilps in
the upper reaches of the St. Lawrence
river early today, the Canadian Pacific
liner Empress of Ireland carired down
with her more than 900 of her pas
sengers and crew. Of the 1.367 per
sons on board the liner only 433 are
known to have been saved, making the
probable death list 934.
Looming up through the river mists,
as the Empress of Ireland was lying
to, waiting for the fog to lift or day
to break, the Danish collier Storstad
crashed bow-on into the side of the
big Canadian liner, striking her about
midway of her length and ripping her
side open clear to the stern.
The crash occurred not far from the
shore off Father Point, 160 miles from
Quebec, which the Empress of Ireland
left yesterday afternoon bound for
Liverpool. and ten miles from this
point on the St. Lawrence. In reality,
therefore, although the liner was head
ing for the sea and the collier com
ing in from it, the disaster was not
one of the ocean but of the river. Un
like the Titanic's victims, the Em
press of Ireland's lost their lives
within sight of shore-in landlocked
Calls for Help.
Immediately the ship's crew recov
ered from the shock of the collision
and it was seen that the liner had re
ceived a vital blow a wireless "S. O.
S." call was sounded.
The hurried appeal was picked up
by the government mail tender Lady
'Evelyn here and the government pilot
boat Eureka at Father Point, and
both sent out to the rescue. So deep
was the hurt of the Empress, however,
and so fast the inrush of waters, that
long before either of the rescue boats
coulq reach the scene the liner had
gone down. Only floating .-eckage
and a few lifeboats and rafts from the
steamer, buoying up less than a third
of those who had set sail on her, were
to be found. The rest had sunk with
the liner, had been crushed to death in
the S'torstad's impact with her, or had
been forced form exposure in the ice
chilled waters to lose their hold on
bits of wreckage and had drowned.
-Storstaid Badly ('rippled.
Only a few persons were picked up
by the Storstad, which was badly crip
ipled herself, and these were brought
here by the collier, together with
those saved by the Eureka and Lady
Evelyn. Twenty-two of the rescued
died from injuries or exposure. The
others, most of whom had jumped
into the boats or plunged into the
water from the sinking liner scantily
clad, were given such clothing as the
town could supply, and later those
that could travel were placed on
board a train and started for Quebec,
where they arrived tonight.
Acocunts agree that in the brief
space of time-not more than 11 min
utes-between the shock of the col
lision and the sinking of the liner,
there was little chance for systematic
maurshaling of the passengers. Every
thing indicates that hundreds probably
never reached the decks. Few women
were among the saved, not more than
a dlozen, the lists make it app~ear.
Couldn't Itouise Sleepers.
"Trho stewards (lid not have time to
rouse the people from their berths,"
one survivor told Capt. Hlollinger of
the recu ship Eureka. ' "Those who
heard the .frenzied calls of the efi
'cers for passengers to 'hurry on (leck
and rushed up pilled into the boats,
which were rapidly lowered andl rowed
awvay. Many wvho waited to dress were
The hort'or of the interval during
the time the Empress was rapidly fill
ing and the' frightened throngs on
Dr. J. Henry Harms llakes Excellent
impression In his Address before
(gray Court, May 0ti.---The co:i
Iencement. exercises of the Gray
Court-Owings high school were closed
yesterday with an address by )r. J.
I. Iharms of Newberry college. D r.
Iiarm maIde a ine impression here,
inutting into his address many good
points very litting to the present con
dition of the school.
Wednesday night the pupils of tihe
high school gave a play, "The Mer
chant of Venice, New Form" which
was attended by a very large Crowd.
On Thursday night the children's
exercises were carried out and the
medals. Wliicli had been offered to the
pupil mnaking the best scholarship in
the high school was awarded to Miss
.Janette Willis and the one offered by
the W. 0. W. lodge for best scholar
ship in the gramma school was award
ed to Clyde Brooks. These medals
were secured and presented by Mr. J.
W. Wells, who had put this move
through, and in a few well chosen
words the medals were presented to
the winners. Prof. N. 11. Fender then
delivered the tenth grade certificates
and a successful year came to a close.
Miss Simpson left today for Clin
ton, Miss Trotter left yesterday af
ternoon for Laurens, Miss fHiers will
leave Tuesday for her home in
Branchville and Prof. and Mrs. Fen
der will remain hero for a week or
two before taking their summer trip.
No teachers have been elected for an
The erection of thd new building
will be started at once and it is hoped
that it will be ready for the opening
of school in September. Some time
ago the district voted bonds for this
purpose and the plans have been re
ceived so we hope to see Gray Court
Owings high school go forward and
stand at the top in Laurens county.
board here were hurrying every ef
fort to escape before she sank was
adkd to by an explosion which
quickly followed the collision. At
cording to one of the rescued, the ex
plosion, probably caused by the water
reaching the boilers, bulged the liner's
sides and catapulted persons from her
decks out into the sea.
The ship's heavy list as water pour
ed in made the work of - launching
boats increasingly difficult and when
she sank scores still left on her decks
were carried down, only a few being
able to clear her sides and find sup
port on wreckage.
Captain a Hero.
From all acounts Cipt. 1H. G. Ken
dall of the 'Empress of Ireland bore
himself like a true sailor. ie re
tained such command of the situa
tion, it appears, that while the Stor
stad's stem stilt hung in the gash it
had made in the Empress' side, Capt.
Kendall begged the master of the col
ler to keel) his Pr'opellers5 going so
that the hole might remain .pluggedl.
'The Stor'stad, however, drIoppedl back
and the Empress fillled and foundered.
Capt. Kendall stood on his bridge
as the ship wvent down. A boat picked
him up and lhe directed its work of
saving others until the craft was
loadled. The cap~taini was injured but
his hurts are not dangerous,
When day broke the rescue boats
had not returned fronm the scene of
People standing on shor'e at Father
Point scanning the harbor with tele
scopes sawv the rescue steamers pick
ing tip boats in the river and pr'e
iared to give help to the survivors.
They were sorely in need of aid, as
most of them had on little clothing
and the tempier'atur'e was near' the
Whenoi they had been given attention
the work of receiving bodies was uin
dortaken. The rescue steamers them
selves had brought in nearly 50 of
th'ese and tonight after they had con
tinued their searceh a total of about
250 bodies had been r'ecovered., One
woman aand four mn, .itill living but
unconscious, were picked up by the
steamners during tihe dlay. Few~ of the
bodies had been idenitified tonight.
The wireless is giveni credhif for' say
ing many liven. Reosponidag promptly
to the "S. 0. B." call, the steamer
Ktureka. was on the spot applroximately
20 minutes after the disaster and the
Lady 1Evelyn but little later.
FARM RP[RS (
To Speak to Gathering of
and Corn Club Boy
1 iss .1aiye C. (irlington, county or
ganizer of tomato clubs,, has comnplet
ed the ' program for the meeting of
farmers, their wives, boys and girls
and others interested in Iprogressive
agriculture which is to take place here
Satuirday. The meeting is to be held
at lllmes Spring, just below the pas
senger stat ion wthere' a spealers stand,
:.hade trees and rool spriing water will
provide tie cimforts aiil coiveniences
for the day. The meeting is to begin
at 11 o'clock and will be presided over
bv% Supt. of E~duention .1. If. Sullivan.
The opt-ning prayer will be made by
i ev. .1. It. T. Major, pastor of the First
.\1cthod ist chureh, after which I .1\r.
Sulilvan will extend a welcome to the
assembled aidience and the speakers
Addresses will be made by Mr. E. .1.
Watson. Mr. W. W. Long, Prof. W. P
Stewart, Mr. C. Newman, Mr. Nevin
and .\Miss Edith L. Parrott. All of these
are experts in some line of agri
cultural endeavor. besides being en
OVEII 1,000 EN tOLLE D.
Laurens City, Laurens Mills and Watts
313Ils Schools Show Total Enroll.
ment of Over 1,000.
Supt. r. L. Jones, before leaving the
city several (lays ago, compiled a re
port on enrollment of child rei in the
different schools of the city for the
past scholastic year. Counting both
white and colored pupils, the total en
rollment, including Laurens and Watts
mills, was 1,045. In the city and Lau
rens mills schools, there were 264 boys
and 349 girls. In the Watts mill
school there were 133 boys and girls.
In the colored school there were 116
boys and 183 girls.
In view of the attention directel by
Rev. 11. A. McCullough, in his con
mencement address, to the predomin
ence of girls over boys in the graduat
ing classes, it is interesting to note
that in every class except one of the
city schools, during the past year, the
girls exceeded the boys in number at
tending. The exception is the sixth
grade, where there was one more
boy than there were girls.
Closing of Copeland School.
Copeland school closed Vednesday,
May 27th with a picnic for the school
children. All enjoyed the occasion.
The speaker of the afternoon was
Rev. Lewis of the Second Methodist.
church. All enjoyed his nice talk.
Those that received perfect attend
ance buttons with the additional priz
es awarded by the teacher are as fol
lows: Martha Mae Martin, Ruby Mar
tin, Hugh Senn, Maneel Senn, Lizzie
Bell Senn and Mattie Lee Riddell.
Mattie Lee Riddell has been a stu
dent of this school for four years and
hasn't been absent a day or tardly dur
ing this length of tine. Thue tenehers
were Miss Luttle Young, principal and
Miss Ellen Abramns, assistanlt. It is
hoped by all that the teacher's wvill
retur n to teach thte comlinlg term.
Bahll (iamie ftis A ternloon.
W~hat Promises to be a sample of tile
"real artIcle" in the base ball line will
be 1pull1e('off tis afternoon in (Gailing
ton's Ipasturei when thle (rack ('toss
Hil11 highl school team wIll go upl
againlst. the local aggregation11 of ball
tossers from tihe city' schools. 'The
'Cross 11111 crowd of youngsters made
a rampage over into Greenwood sev
eral day13s ago and retu rned with a big
scalp hanging at thle belt andl so
"comes highly recommiended"'. 'The
local players wvill 1lilu behind Le
land Holt. on tihe mundi1i and1 Farris
Martin beind~i~ the plate. rThe admnis
sion for tihe enItire spasm11 will be 10
andl 15 cents, ladies free. Th'le game
will lie called at 4 o'clock. The boys
are explectinlg some en cou ragemnent
bo0th in the way (if attenldancee and
Tw it iurents 110ys Oraduanfe,
invitatttins have bleenl lissued to the
coenCeni( lntt Iexerci oes of Wofford
'ollege, in tie gradmiti class of
whichel arie two) laurteas boys, Messrs.
l'hmilamaon llavid 1lluff and1( Thomas Da
vison Lake. .lin the .luniior D~ebate,
w! ich Is to 1 etheld .tune 13th1, 10. F.
lii( Is, (ot ipiaus, U memberlue of tihe
.iuniotr el: ad2 he oni' (If the specak
ets. All oft thi .YOnne- men1 tke a
litominen11t Parit it college lfe.
Farmers, Tomato Club Girls
s at Holmes Spring.
lertaining and interesting speakers.
very anxious that ('very pe'rson In the
thle girls be pretsent.
\liss Garlinigon, who has interested
hli celf in thi' arralngtienits for this
n'eting, stated yestr(''day that she was
very anxiotis that every persou in the
coutnty be present, who is interested
in bett er farmts, ttler homkes and a.
most. pleasant homse life in the country.
lFvery phase of farmt life will be touch
ed on and the informLtion imparted
will be of inestimable value.
'ie to:tatto (lu) girls, for whom the
tieeting w~as p1rimarily arranged, ar
execited to be pr etset "to a man", for
tley will he able to gain much needed
and valuable information. Miss Garl
i:gton will conduct. a demonstration
in tomato canning on the grounds and
she has expressed a wish that all of
"her girls" be present.
Dinner in picnic fashion will be
spread on the ground underneath the
IS THE NAME
Of a Thrilling Comedy ''hat wiii7O
Staged by Local Talent in tae City
The "Love Story of Unceda Ad" Is
the official label on the highly enter
taining comedy that will be staged in
the Opera .House. tonorrow, I'rhursday,
evening at eight and one-half o'clock.
The aforesaid performance will be act
ed by local talent and the cash balance
will be given to the Boy Scouts of
Laurens. For the small amount of 25
cents you can enter the door and sit
behind the railing and you can take a
seat beyond the the railing by dish
ing out just 35 cents. The reserved
seats are now on sale at Powe 'Drug
Company and are going like hot cakes.
The line-up is as follows:
Unceda Ad Ilarriette Hughes
Bakers Cocoa Mary Roper
Hiawatha Pure Spring Water
Dutch Cleanser Bernice Meng
Gold Dust. Twins,
Marion and Katherine Bolt
Pure Food John Hudgens
IHeinz Pickles Roy Boyd
Han Devil Frank Dial
AlcClaren Cheese Earle Herne
Peter Milk Chocolate, B. K. lumphries
Ralaton Miller Cabel Garrett
Dutch Paint Calvin Teague
Winchester Rine Charles Hughes
Quaker Oats Cecil Roper
Swift's Cook Damon Gasque
spotless 'rew-n People (Chorus).
Maid Rosa Gray
Doctor Robert Lucas
Lawyer 10zelle Holder
1Mayor George Albright
Professor O. B. Simmons
Policeman lEarle Glenni
Chief Harry McAlister'
Sc hool TFeacher' Sarah Bishop
RtURAI, CARIERlIiS ORGANIZE,
J. E. ,Johtnson, of (Gray C'oturt, Elected
President o C'ounty A ssoelatin.
iRaturd'(ay morning at eleven o'clock
a meeting of the ru ral mail cnrirers
of the county was held ini the p)ost
otlice anid tihe Laur'ents County Rutral
Let ter' Catrriers association was forml
ed. Thie following otficers wvere elect
ed: Jasper't 10. Johnson, (Gray CourtL
piresidlet: J. B. Cook, of Owings, see
r'etar'y and treasurer. An executive
(omm)itltee wats appointed by tile prest'
ident, as follows: C. W. Simnpson, Ware
Shoals, G. C. Johnson, Clinton; P. RI.
Moore, Gray Court. Arch C. Owings.
of Gray Court, and L. J. Moore, of
Clinton, were elected delegates to tlw
state convention wichl meets at Sparl
talnburg in July.
Accepts New Posidon.
Mi'. Roy Little, whlo hats beent the
hioss of The Adcvert'r's tttmelt chania
dleparl'tment, has rrelgyned to aecept a
piosi lon with 11an Ander'ton whtolesal e
Igrtocery firmii. Mr. I iltII e las a wahole
raft of friends aroundl Lhurtens and
they will lie glad to kntow that hle will
nmake this city his hieadiitintrers int his
tew buiniiaess. ile has been with Tlhv
Ad veriser1 for' a numbller o (f yeat's and
it1 is ith regreti( ilat h e is given up
lie has prioved al miost excellentt prtint
er, a line wvorker, andt~ a manti of many