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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1914.NUBR1
Of COINY T[AH[RS
Large Number In Attend
ance Upon Institute
Wi4 a iery Large Proportioi of the
(ounty 'Tachers in Atendance the
Annual County Institute Proved very
Successfor Last Week.
With over four fifths of the county
teachers in attendance, the annual
county teachers' institute was succes..
fully hold in the school auditorium
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last
week. The sessions were marked by
studious work on the part of the teach
ers and entertaining as well as instruc
tion addresses by the speakers engaged
for the occasion. The morning hours
Friday and Saturday were devoted to
a study and discussion of school prob
lems and the evenings were given ov
er to lectures by prominent educators.
SFupt. of Education J. H. Sullivan and
Prof. Ralph Wilson, of the Gray Court
Owings school alternately presided ov
er the meetings.
Thursday evening the - association
and its friends listened to addresses by
Prof. Lucco Gunter, state supervisor of
rural schools, and 'Dr. J. Henry Harms,
president of Newberry College. Prof.
Gunter spoke on "The Specialized
Teacher," emphasizing the importance
of studying the child so as to be able
to direct his studies along those lines
which will prove most profitable to
him. hr. Harms delivered a delightful
ly entertaining as well as inspiring lec
ture on the subject "The House that
.lack Built" stressing the importance
in life of laying a foundation of char
aeter u pon which to build one's career.
After the addresses an informal re
ception was tendered the teachers, ice
cream and cake being served 1)y pupils
of the graded school.
Friday morning was devoted to ob
servation work in the school rooms,
special programs of study having been
provided by the superintendent of edu
cation. Discussion of various study
plans followed. The observation work
and informal discussion were counted
among the most important phases of
th( institute's work. In the afternoon
of the same day Miss Mary Elizabeth
Hite, president of the state improve
ment association, addressed the teach
ers on the subject of "The Relation of
the Rural School to the Community."
Friday night the association was ad
dressed by State Superintendent of Ed
ucation J. E. Swearingen and Prof. W.
IT. Hand, state supervisor of high
schools. The meeting adjourned Sat
urday -morning after a business ses
sion in the school auditorium.
A very delightful event of the neet
Ing contributing to the social enjoy
melCnt of the occasion was an automo
hilec ride Friday afternoeon. Taking
cars at tile school builing the teach
ers wa're driveun to thre'ce miodel rural
school bildings nea r the city. The
first stop was umde at the Barksdale
~sehool, which is a one story hungalowv
st ructlure which is nearing cornplel ion.
From here tile teachlers were carried
to tihe imposing new~ building now un
(1er conistruiction at (Gray Conurt-Owinags
tihe largest school building in tihe conuI
ty Outsidie of Laurens and Clinton. Af
ter viewing both ihe exterior and in
teior of this b~uildling, which will be
mlodlerniy outfitted, a drive was madec
to tile Trinity-Ridge school, which has
bleen spoken~ of as an ideal rural
schooL llero a welcoming corn
'mitt~ee composed of the ladies of
the snchool improvement association
andh thleir friends met the teachers and
tendered light refreshments which
were greatly enjoyed after the long
ride. The reception committee directed
thle visitors all through the building
which was appropriately decorated in
flowers and autumn leaves. Particular
aittentionl was paid to the large dining
room and range in the basement where
tile children are taught in the domestic
sciences and wheure the people of the
commlunity meet togethier for social in
torcourrse and have refreshments.
Fromi Trinity-Ridge the course w~as di
roetedi to Lalurenls where the outing
Before adjournmclent reasoltions were
dumwn up thanking theo teachers and
citizens of the town for their part in
the entertainmnlnt. The following re-o
NO VIOLATION OF LAW.
Cotton Loan Fund Plan Declared wilth
in the Law by Gregory.
Washington, Nov. '.-No violation
of Federal anti-trust laws is threaten
ed by the cotton loan fund plan re
cently perfected by bankers and mem
hers of the Federal reserve board, ac
cording to anl opiniol handed down
late today by Attorney General Greg
ory at the request of President Wil
Success of the $135,000,000 cotton
p)ool now Is believed by treasury ol
slals to be assured. Nore than $80,
000,000 of the $100,000,000 to be raised
among Northern bankers already has
.been subscribed, and practically all of
the remainedr, it is understood, has
been promised on condition of favora
ble opinion from the Attorney General
New England financiers, it was report
ed, were reluctant to enter the plan
until definitely assured that the meth
od of raising the fund would not be
construed as unlawful.
Evening Trains Discontinued.
Announcement has been made from
headquarters of the C. & W. C. rail
road that the two evening trains, No.
55 and No. 56, to and from Greenville
In the evenings will be discontinued
will be discontinued on Nov. 15th. To
take care of passenger .traffle from
Greenville in the afternoon, freight
train No. 26, leaving Greenville at 3:10
P. M., will carry a day coach for pas
sengers. No information has been re
ceived from the C., N. & L. as to any
change on that road.
Office in Enterprise Buding.
Mr. D. H-. Counts. the well known
stock and vehicle dealer, has moved
his office into one of the rooms under
neath the Einterprise National Bank,
where he is conveniently located to
look after his varied interests.
Box Supper at. Lsbon.
A box 'supper will he giv.en at the
Lisbon s'mool Frlda-y nflat fr the
benefl of the chl(ool fital. Theit ruhl
!le 1, 1invited t,) nf ond. .\n onjoyabl
progr:nn,i sor r a rran-4,l.
John Watts Tilproving.
Mr. John Watts, son of Judge T1. C.
Wartts,. is Ieporte(d very much imiprove(l
at the Julia Irby sanitarhim where he
has been treated since being wounded
some time ago.
Notice to K. of P's.
There will be a regular meeting of
Laurens Lodge, No. 43, on Monday
night, Nov. 16, at 7:30 o'clock. There
will be work in the third degree. It is
ea-nestly hoped that there will be a
lutions wero adopted thanking the
local teachers f'>r their assistance:
"We, the teachers of Lautrens coun
ty, desire to express out thanks to
the teachers and citizens of the cIty
for their' kindness and hospitallty
shown its diuring the session of Teach-~
er's' I :ustlt ute. We appireclate the cor'
dial reception you gave us, and es
pec ialIly thank those who carr'iedl us
joy r'idling idai~ y arter'noont, in ord(er'
that. we get rec r'nt ion, and at. thle same'
time inispect thte beautiful new school
buildintgs at iBarksdalo, (Gray Court
Owings andl Tr'inity-Rlidge. Tihis was
highly enjoyed and we also wish to
thank the patrOns of these schools for
their' kindnuess in entertaining us. We
assure you that we ara grecatly benefIt
ted, and inspir'ed to do more thatn ev
er to make Laurens county the tening
Otte itn edluention, by havinig spent the
wveek-end in your' city."
The resolutions thanking the citi
zens of the town were as follows:
"To Superintendent and Teachers of
Laurens City School:
"In behalf of the members of the
County Teachers'.Association, and at
the request of Mr. Wilson, I wish to
thank you most heartily for evet'y
kindness and courtesy shown us dur
ing the Institute. We appreciate your
efforts towardl 'making it such a sute
cess. Weo are greatly benofitted by
having observed your class-room work
and your beautiful building, your
slplendidl method of teaching is a'n
inspiration to us to press forw~ard, and
achieve better results in our county
schools. With best wishes to continued
"Gray Courtt, S. C.
Carranza Failed to Answer
GUTIERREZ IS READY
TO COVER ALL POINTS
New 1ovIsionail President oes in at, u
P. 31. Today and, if Carrainza Doesn't
Itecogize im, Carranza Then lie.
comes a Mexican Itelel .
Washington, Nov. 9.-Administration
oicials admitted tonight that the Mex
ican situation again had assumed a se
General Carranza has fulfilled par
tially Washington's request for guar
antees before withdrawing American
troops from Vera Crruz, but this decree
does not satisfy the main point asked
by the United States-that Mexicans
who served the American government
during the occupation of that port be
not punished subsequently for such
At 6 o'clock tomorrow night G4en
oral Eaulalio Gutierrez, selected by the
Aguas Calientos convention, will be
sworn in as provisional president of
Mexico. Carranza has been' informed,
and immediate hostilities against him
as a rebel will begin if he does not
recognize the authoi'ity of Gutierrez.
On account of the brevity of Car
ranza's tenure, the American govern
ment in all probability will take no
cogni Wance of the decree which he Is
reiported to have issued respecting the
American occupation of Vera Cruz.
Gutierrez already has assured agents
of the United States government that
when he is sworn in he will issue a
procla mation covering all points de
shed. General Villa has rtated that
h'v will hack up lGutierrez in .ich a
A dtlicuti. situation m.ay arise. how
(ver, if, as gene'raily exiecte(i in, Wv'ash
ingtoln, Cari''"Inza defies the conv ention
alid I is to and tho e under (o'ntrol
Of tlie VciA ltion to battle. (leneral
Candido Aguilar, commanding the
state of \era Cruzi, is loyal to Carr'anza
with unrest inspired by Ca rranza
through the issuance of circulars and
l:etitions calling on the American forc
el to withdraw, offlcials realize that
the situation at Vera Cruz might be
come strained at any moment.
in, offlcial quarters here there is at
feeling that Carranza realizes that the
bulk of the army is against him and
will not oppose the convention's or
ders. A special agent of the American
gcvernment at Aguas Calientes re
porte(l that the convention recently ad
ionished Carranza not to attemlipt to
distribiute a fund of 6,000,000 pesos
tlrough the army as he plantied, giv
iig generals 5,000 each and privates
10 pesos each outside of their saary.
TIh colvention info rmed Cari'raniza he
- fo theu use of the fiuds.
Thei assemly3 also hias issuedl a
muantifeist() prioclaiinig its sovereignty
thr iouighiout foireigni lands :andl th rough
.Mexico, stating thaut. .it will Ie in su
pI Hme1 contriol of govertanent~t mlachina
ort a fter' Novembe 10loth.
(Guttierrez0'/, w ith tho (0onsent of the
COnv enition,~ has name (d 10nriqueO Llo
r'eite as spieial repriesenitat ive ini
Waoshington, lie formerly was Mexi
nnconsul at (;alveston anad El Paso
and1 married the (daulghter' of a piromi
nent Ameien in Galveston. IIe Is
''his is the season1 Of the
lects thle largest partii of' its sub1
are' bein1g patid. Of 1 conrse I0we
izi ng, as5 we do, thle scari' Ity 4
hold1iig mloveme(nt. I lowe'ver,
for' 11s to call upon)011 tt fr'iend~s
One (101lar' from ecf'h of' our' su
a attistati al i'onltibtion)1 to o1
t~ ial hate'i olet' pomt1ptly
Ni I Siinhers of !I':iiti subs21Crb
TO START HERE
Commissioner Watson to Inaugu rate
Grain iiampign1 Ifere Monday .morn.
Ac-ording to a prograi aiounced
in the morning papers and letters re
eeived in ,the city yesterday, a eieting
of fa rmlers will he held In LaItIrVenS
Monday morning for the pirpose of
discussing pa fo r mkig this st ate
a grain producing state. The meeting
here is to be the first of a series held
in the county seats all over 'he state.
Though delinite information as to the
meeting Is lacking, except that it is
to be held, it is understood that one of
the principal things to be discussed
will be the question of procuring seed
for the grain crop. A large attendance
of farmers is desired.
coURuT IN SESSION.
Number of ('ames Disposed of of Minor
The court of comnomn pleas entered
upon its second week Mlonday morn
!ng, with .ludge T. S. Sease, of Spar
tanbu r'z. presitling. Since the last is
sue of' The Advertiser the following
ca-ses have been disposed of, all being
of minor character:
Boyce Sims vs C. & W. 1-. railroad,
verdict for the railroad.
Counts & Cowan vs P. N. Hunter, in
volving the sale of a horse, verdict for
Counts & Cowan vs John D. Hiunter,
involving a sale of a horse, mistrial.
.1. M. Owensby vs C. & W. C. railroad,
verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $25.
Owensby sued the railroad for damages
to goods in shipment from Chicago to
Gray Court. The railroad proved that
the goods were shipped under the
wrong classification and that the plain
tiff was in debt to the railroad rather
than the railroad being in debt to him.
Thomas Halley vs .1. Milai TIUllams,
ver dict for the plaintiff for $75. Mr.
ailley sued Mr. IIallis as a result of
an anutomobile collision in (lintonl
about. a year ago when Mr. ilellams ran
iiuto .mr. Bailey. The suit was for
'Terry ish o. vs ia rrison [iunter.
cerdiet for $100.85. Thi sit was in
settlement of an account.
C. A. Reed Organ Company vs Bethel
A. M. M. church, suit withdrawn fron
jury to permit defendant to amend an
Mrs. M. A. Mauldin vs Booze 'Maddox,
verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of
Simpson vs Western Union Tele
graph Company, nol prossed.
Court took a recess yesterday after
noon after a hearing on an equity case.
On Penitentiary Board.
According to a special to Tho Spar
tanhurg H lerald yesterday afternoon,
(eo. A. Browning, Jr., of Goldville. has
Leen named by Gov. Please as a tmemif
Ler of tie board of directosx of the
st:Wc :enientiar~y, to siucc(eed A. k.
to t he bo(ttse,
st Ill un der indlet men t for alleged'i ie
'rt,i ting of M ex icains oin A meriean
Siritory (durina the Madecro regimfe.
Sec reta ry lBryani htas made re pre
Senitatlins to the authorities ait the~
Ci:ty of Mel x 1ico tough the Br ia'zilliani
t mnister andlo A imrieani Consit SIlli
man to obtain the releave fromn lprisont
of Augustin Rodt'quezi, who was one
of the Mexican envoys at the Niagara
Falls medIation conference.
NS NOW DUE
yealwhn Te Advriser col
Llig due1 anid v'ery fewv of them
know t he i'easotn for this, r'eal
If mtonecy conisequen~t iipot the
we feel that the te hats come
forl at paytten't. (In t heit'r pet'.
).Scibehrs in arrearf is wouild( mtaike
I' (ipertatinug i'lund ai1( nd make1o'
th('r bujsinei(ss houses, It~ is essen
t' hills owing us as it, taukes
r's will dubltless feel ttnttleh to
is Ithie. In sneh c'aies we t will
TOMATO (LU1 WINNERS.
Prize Winers it the Counity F'air have
Miss .1aye C. Gal ini gton, ton!ma to
club organizer, vlio w in charge o
the tollato club booth at the collinty
fair, has a1nnouiced the list of prize
winners, as follows:
13Cet hli story of work- Ied rool
:lipers giva lv hMintIr Co.-lazle
Best disphly inl glass-Ti'oilet water
by Iowe Drug Co.-lhrooksl(e l)ven
Greotest variety of jelly -Tirty
Feven piece dinner set by S. M. & L,.
11. Wilkes-Vera ilaldwin.
Best selection of preserves-Picture
hy Rt. W. Willis--ANlagie Clardy.
1lighest score on variety---Pocket
book by Switzer Cd.-Margaret Dunlap
-Hiighest score on quallty-$5.00 pen
by Fleming llros.--Vera Baldwin.
Greatest number of canned toma
toes-Parasol by W. G. WIlson--Leona
3est splection of canned fruits
Tollet water by Laurens Drug Co.
Prettiest dlslally in glass---Uushel of
Lookout Mountain potatoes by NIr.
Will Ilarris--Eula Pitts.
Greatest inumber of canned goods
Pig, by Mr, Walter Baldwin---irooksie
Greatest variety of jelly--Pair of
chickens by Capt. Iuitlbert--Vera
Best cal) rnd apron made and laun
dried by girl-Brass jardinlere by
Young's Pharmacy-Irene Blalock.
.Bost display in glass-Kodak by
Clinton Pharmacy-largaret Dunal p.
-Largest ripe tonato by Sept. 25th
Bed room slill)pers by Bee Hive-Iren'
Best selectlon of pickles-Scissor1;
by M. S. ailcy &. co.--.Aargaret Dlun
Greatest number of c.nined tom,:,
toes from 2f plants-lounat a in pe I,
Clinton Chroniele---.udie Lowe.
Por the summ11e11r of 1915--Vera I ald -
winl an( Claudia Stone.
POTATO OLUB 1,01011-3,
Schlo0 Toteaher and Children of Youiigs
School to Suliilement Specfial 'uixes
with their Owvn Labor.
The boys have had their cor, lubs.
the girls their tomato clubs, the women
their bridge and other kind of clubs,
the men their social clubs and now
comes another kind of club, the I)otato
club. From Youngs township comes the
news that such a club has been form
ed at the Youngs school to raise Irish
potatoes. The potatoes are to be (-Ill
tivated not only as a meaziins of teach
lig and ieouraging. the rhildren in
agriculturial puirsuilts but to ralse
inoney for imnediate needs. 'I'he ,for
mation of tile club was inspirei hy vx
perlence gailed duaing the pas.t s,
onl a i.mliliplot adjiintg the soldq~
lIotise. I laviung mtot with sui~ 5111 , i.e
the t('achear andi trustees deid! i
extend( thieir olierat ions5. .. i'u-' Ig ,
1(djoining thei 5e-hool has5 been) lo(m.
for the purpose andli an eniitire acre wil
be put1 to) reed.
The( POtato clube is comlpoed5( of th
teache1 r anad a nuin11her of thie sichoo!
eh1i1dren1. Th'ley will w~or-k under thex
sulpervision of several pitblic speiritr'd
yoilmg men01 of thle commlunity, .less:a.
Tea',gue1 l iarrmi-, (his-ton Abercxromi.
and1( AlIvin) Tiddle11. PTe pr'oceed s fromil
the sale of the pot atoes will be uised to
supplement tile Eight mil11 specI.11
school tax alr-eady leviod.
LON4S IS OVER $i45,000,000.
On (Cotton and Cotton Seed ('uused by
Washington, Nov. 7.-War's effect
on the price of cotton andi cot ton sieed
has caused a loss of about $-l.l15,000,
000 to American cotton farmers this
year, it was announced todlay by thet
bureaut of crop estima'tes of the de
paritment of agriculturae.
Dr. R. C. Hlid, a mrember of t hr
-m uv enij' ag. Dr. I ii v r '
viernt will he - li
Now Across the East Prus.
TROOPi TO WEST
(otillet.ini lielports as to Russian anil
German Necesses in ti Enlsiern
Seat of War. No ChanKge, In Political
Situation InI thle Bldkuns.
London, Nove-tnber 7.--Except for
the fall of Tsing-'I'au, the ruost signifi
Cant report. from any of the bItttio
fronts today-and the most welcome
to tile allies--Is that the lIussians be
side.,; driving the Austrians back lin
Galicia hIave reacheld .the Warthe RIv
er, In Russian Poland, and have os
tablished thenselves on the East
A cllrlin official report says somo
Russian cavalry crossed the Warthe,
but were driven back. To this' the
Russian report adds that the towil of
Warta, on the Warthe River, in Po
land, has been occupied and that a
German column has proceeded west
-ward through Cxenstocho wa, near the
The Russians, too, are responsible
for the report that they have defeated
the Germans near Mlawa, in Poland,
just across the 1ast Prussian boon
dary, and at Lyck, in East Prussia.
Military observers here say the
Russians have followed the retiring
Germans at a much faster pace than
was anticipated and that if they are
in force they moay prevent tile Ger
mnanis from taking up their new posi
tions on the Wa rthe and (omp jel 1110m
to fall back to tle Silsian border.
Despite .ll this, reports persist that
the Germnatis at-- sending west ward
large 1111111bes of their Iroops wh 1o
h1a ve been fighini og !n 1 I aid to opp4osU
tihe allies inl Franc d11(1 llelgium.
'hat they would do th1is witi enor
111ous ihussian forces thlateiing their
own anlid richest territory iilitary ien
he0'e say seis hihly improbable un
less Ilie Gerimans are 9atisied a small
force Can revent tho Ru1sians ente
ing Silesia and East Prussia.
In the west the ding-dong fightaig
continues. Tie lelgians, who 1101(l tle
lines along the coast, are being given
a comparative rest after their tiree
months of a'lnost continuous fghtling.
The Germans still are conceitrrating
around Ypres, where they are trying
to hack their way through the Aiglo
French troops to the coast.
Both sides claim to have mado pro
gress here, the Anglo-Fronch forces
southeast of the town and the Germans
sothlwest. Correspondents in t1he rear
of the armlies say the fighting has not
appreciably lessened and that both
si'es are using a t reimendous weight
of artillery ini an enidea vor to clea oth le
grioun d rt an in fant ry ad vanlce.
Itothm armies are being reinufor--;. 1t
seemtls to he r'ealizedl that the G'amin
withi thle land forces, and that ar- .
ehh'r here or' furt-her' south nau -a ih
Elsewhere along thie IlCi t . -dI
tta and ii~ coiunte(r-atItacks hav e an
dlelivered withi success, first t~o oan -nd
then to the other side, but. wilto ma
teriatl chlange in the situation.
Tinigs are imoving slowly ini the
near ilast, so fat is know hlWIIe, . Tho
only' news from there todlay con 11ns
the bombiardmenilt. of the ports 1,' . ni
guldiak andi 1(uiu, on the Asia . inor
coa/.t of I'Trkey, by -a TtuSianl fi4 eae
thle sinIkinug of u'everal Tur'i kishi -.ts,
ports. it is said also that t"he !15
sians have occuied thie entire I m)
ntorthieast of i~ rzterum , in A sia :0wr
! t. ssia is sa id to be fin din:: use
lies in the Armnenians, who at 1.. Se')
a hope of freedlom from Tur'kiv .311.
There is no0 chanige on the p1 .itl
situat ion in th li alkans. it <- d
however. that ae'stat.idon tes hb'
newed ini Ioumnialt for thi' e -
tioln of? thatl ountry in' the wIa' va n o
sidet of the allies.
ing her'e. 'It I c i i t