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VOLUMF- XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA , WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARV 17, 1915.
Hon. W. C. Irby and Rev.
Guignard Made Addresses.
Acting Under the Call of tle G('ocrnor
for a "Fertilizer and Economay )ay"',
a Large Number o0 Farimers Assemn.
bled in the Cort House Satturday
About one hundred farmers and oth
ers attended the "Fertilizer and Econ
omy Day" meeting in the court house
Saturday morning, addresses being
made by lon. W. C. Irby, Jr., and
Rev. Sanders Guignard. An air of
cheerfulness as to the future pervad
ed the meeting and for once this year
the cry of "hard times" was not heard.
It is not to be supposed, however, that
the assembled farmers were oblivious
of stringent financilW conditions, be
cause doubtless all of them had been
made to feel the touch of financial
losses, but no note of complaint was
sounded during the entire day. The
business on hand, as they seemed to
see it, was to take a step forward and
for the time being to allow the trou
bles of the iast and present to take
care of themselves.
Curtailment of the cotton acreage
was not discussed at any length,
though it was apparent from scatter
ing remarks~iit much grain had been
and .would be planted instead of cot
ton. The paramount question in the
mind of the farmers, as gathered from
the informal discussion, was as to the
amount of fertilizers to -be used per
acre -upon the coming crop. While
there was no disaparagement of the
benefit of commercial fertilization, the
consepsus of opinion seemed to bc
that the amount of commercial fer
tilizers to be used per acre would be
reduced from last year because of the
scarcity of funds and the increased
Crop rotation formed a .favorite
theme throughout the meeting, an in
structive talk being maide on this sub
Ject by Mr. W. P. Harris, of Yotngs
township, one of the most successful
farmers in the state. Mr. Harris mad0
sevetral signileant statements, one of
which was that successful rotation of
crops could not be accomplished und,
the prevailing system of share crop
ping. Mr. Harris stated that he fol
lowed this system until about thirty
years ago, when lie changed entirely
by substituting a partial cash payment
plan. The year following the ,change,
he said, he planted half of his-acreage
in cotton and half in grain and cleared
$4,000 on a five horse farm. Since flat
time, lie said, he had never lost but
a few hundred dollars on hi var!
fmams y'ttryinmg in size from ten to
Jpirty ploWs. Ur'ging the planting of
cover' crops for thme whib;'r ipl h
pskced that ioery fariipefi th VCounty
try a cover i'n onQ1 hv nere~i's per
Plow at. least. lie advised that they
pecue fronlt 'he UT. S. Departmlent of
Agriculture enough "fornmalin" to in
oculate two acres of groundl per plowv
and Plant this ground in hieB, follow
ed in geptembti' by ohts or some oth:.
by the D~epartinedit of Agiat'ndI tree
bt charge and can be We'irdi by writ,.
Ing to the' 'deatWt Mto a eOlgress
. . TM ddAiN by Flon. W. C. Irby,
.J, .on i'\lizers"b and that of Rev.|
SA f*%t R. (1'tginard, on"tenm ,
N4uained manny valuable Runkgstions
and 'noughts. Mr. Irby dwelt lMrgely
di the work being dhe by Clemson
cofllege and ur'ged th-e farinera to take
adntage of the 'i'stitnt ion's willing
ness and decsh# 'tb helpi in bringing
about beltr system of agricuiltur'e
in this sth'h Hie pointed out the fact
that gll 'suns were being spem1i
yend9~ ilt Clemson in the inuteremal of
them "fimers and that the fannearsa
'inist seek adice there in order'to get
the 'lenefit of this informiationm. Point
fiig out the losses that are liable .to
'domne about and do come abrfat'throughi
lhck of knowvledge as tb the properi
kinds of fertilizers to ber used on dl'
forest lands, ho urged that samples
of soil 'be sent to Cleton for analysis
If t'il weo darie,'he said, the Ciem
son chemists would advise as to the
nominrtielizers tb 'be used. The ben
DEBATE ON iVOil.tN SUFFI.l'..
. 81srs Suiliva1n, Fewedil, Parkinswon
iad Wilsff"wll #- Meet in Lan:rens
School A marium.
On March 12ththe Laurens Graded
School auditorium will )0 the scene
of a spectacular debate on tie terri
Ie (eticstion of "Voman Suffrage".
The objects of the debate are twofold.
First, to settle the question for our
congressmtien and senators once anld
for all. Second, to settle some ac
counts that have been contracted in
thle interest of school improvemient in
this county. Supt. of U4ducation James
H. Sullivan and Supt. B. L. Parkin
son of the Laurens schools will look
after the interests of the men in this
debate and Supt. Ralph Wilson, (
Gray Court-Owings Institute and
Supt. John Fewell of the Watts Mill
school will speak in favor of allowing
the weaker sex to vote for the hand
somest and cutest candydate. The
final arrangements, which means the
price of admission, have not yet been
settled but due notice will be given
DEATH OF LITTLE BOY.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anderson
Passed Away Last Sunday.
Little Touis Ray Anderson the two
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis An
derson died at the home of his par
ents last Sunday. The little fellow
had been sick somie time with dip
theria. He was a bright attractive
boy and the parents have the deepest
sympathy of their many friends over
the city and county. The funeral ser
vices were held at the city cemetery
Monday, the services being conducted
hy Rev. M. L. Lawson and Rev. C. H1.
efit of this free advice is realized more
after the soil has been analyzed, ap
then the farmer is able to see how he
hs wiasted money before by guessing
at the formula needed for his particu
Inar kind of land. Some fertilizers, he
st:id, which are beneficial to one kind
of soil will not help another kind and
may even injure the prospects on an
other kind. The important thing is to
kinow what particular fertilizer should
be applied to each particular soll. Re
fering to a recent bulletin issued
from Clemson college, Mr'. Ir)by went
into a disucssion of the chemicial ac
tion of different fertilizers on different
sol4 and the subsequient effect poll
the3 crops planted thereon. I-e closed
by urging that the fariers write to
Clemson college for, thir bulletin, on
titled "The Use orFertilizers under
Rev. Guignard, speaking fi a very
optimistic vein, polinted out that the
epuntry was In no dniiger of starva
tion or ruin. Pointing over flhe court
room at the afisimbled fariners, ie re
marked upon their siubstantial ap
pearance and reminded them thati
throughr thecir principal cr'op hand becen
mlairketed at a Ioss, yet threy haid ia's
d ote thirgq wivh p rovi ded sri"
*.nlanice for lliimselves Ahid inti llmi4.
Triereforec, throurgh threrd Wa.4 A ireed
for' eoinmy, threve was hrl i'dijI ivlig
the~y iioidr lon r'0aE't \ his w a
hendpd flj in nild, *N a coniomy
wrich wouii iroVe profitable. It
tenlil not be considered economy, lie
iadd, 'not to spend~t where threi'e was an
oppor'tunlty for proflt. This applied
nlot onlhy in thle field of agricultrr anid
business, but in thc, affairs of edriaa
tien and religion as well. Ito urged
thre assembled farmera to anrpportL their
schiools and churches that 41h0' iads
of thecir children, the 'fdluire citizens,
wourld be trained to a6 ir'ofitable work
andl thrat threir c'iar'acters wvourld be
mioulded to na'iike good citizenrs. lie
said1 it was 'often more, economical to
sprend thimi not to spend. Rev. Gurli
nard 11ts(d several apt ilhlu.t'rtinA 'i
br'hig ouit the force of lis 1're'n.
1le closed b~y urging the .hinrri:tane
'of building a newv county jaril asr a com.r
ipanion building to th e hranrdsomei couri
hrouse already erected. INe said it waw
not economy to defer erecting this
buildinrg any lonrge'r ~an the fonlditilon
of tihe building wasn intolerarble.
After' the addresssres by Mi'. li'hy aind
Rev. Guigniard, the mieetiing was
thrown optih for free discunsion, a
numiber of thre audience joining in.
among their being Mir. WV. P. Harris
and Mr. V. Car'l Wharton. Mr. Joihn
D. W. W~atts presided over tire meet
ing and( Mr. C. BI. hobo made the op
DJu rilg the meeting last Saturday
of the County Teachers Association
the flnal arrangements for the nine
teen fifteen County School Fair were
made. It wias declded to hold the fair
ti' year on Friday, April 9th. Supt.
Sullivan, in his address last Saturday
to the teachers, pointed out to them
the immense good to he derived from
the school fairs and stressed the neces
sity of beginning preparations at once.
As the date selected is only about six
weeks off Mr. Sulivan and the Rural
School Superiisor, Miss Wil Lou Gray,
have already begun extensive prepa
rations to make this years fair the
most successful so far held. To do
this means a lot of hard work for cv
eryone interested as heretofore the
school fairs have been immeasureably
The contests for this year, as in the
other fairs, have been divided Into two
sections-athletic contests and '1iter
ary contests. The athletic contests
will be held at the same tinle as the
literary and will take place on the
Laurens Graded School grounds. The
literary contests will be held in the
various rooms of the school.
The rules and regulations governing
the contests have been put in book
let form and given to the teachers.
The text of the bulletin follows:
To tihe Teachers and Trustees:
One of the greatest factors in devel
oiling a county school system has
been the annual school fpLir, when,
once a year, the individual schools'
meet in friendly competition. It is the
desire of the county department of ed
ucation that every school in the
county take part in the exercises. The
success of the fair depends on the co
operation of the teachers. See that
each school has a representative for
every contest. Interest not only pu
pils and trustees in the undertaking,
On March 26th, a public preliminary
contest should be held at each school
to decide who shall represent the indi
vidual school at the County Fair. The
program for the County Fair is as
I-Literary Contest-10 o'clock at
Laurens graded school building.
I-Declamation Contest-10 o'clock
Laurens graded school chapel.
II l-Elementary Meet- 10 o'clock,
Laurens graded school cinpus.
IV-Grand Parade-i1:30 o'clock.
V-Awarding of Blue Itibbons-12:30
o'clock, Laurens graded school cam
VI--Oath of Allegiance to Utnited
tates flag-I9:'45 o'clock, Lairens
graded school campus.
Vill--Dehate-2:30, Laurens graded
IX--i igh School Athletic Meet-3
X-Viewing ExhiblitS-l0 a. m. to 3
p. mn., court house.
XT-Hfigh School Oratorical Contest
8:30 o'clock, Laurenms graded school
on eo' befor'e March 26. Each teacherm
must send us by April 2nd, the ilum
ber of contestants fr'omm estoh school to
enter the literary tuntests. Failure to
report will debar any contestant. Thg
VialIt' Lb the rooms of the litett~my]
dontests will be limited t'o th% l1%Nahers
and contestants. Eaett 'iuM'tant wilt
b0 permitted to indtt'A \f other per
sons. All visiAW1i %b thme rooms will
be admitted IW.jtNdets which will be
sent to the 'tdr as soon as their
rep~ot A' d( ant in. Each school will
be nifoge~d one 1)up1)1 for each contest.
'i 'fendinig-Pupils will bring their
regplar reader's and b~e examined from
thm. The teachers should study Mr'.
Tate's manual carefully andl teaca 1u
pils according to method suggested.
2 -Second grade.
3-TirdI and fourth gradle pu pils ini
'I--Fifth and sixth grade~ pu pils inm
Ii Spelling-This contest wvill be
written. Pupils brIng pencils. Paper
will lhe furnished. Fifty words will he
given. Papers then corrected1. Pupils
scorIng 100 will be giveni twenty-five
mere words, Pupils scoring '100 will
pgain be given twventy-flye words. All
perfect papers wil.1'ece'ive a lltre .rib
i--Third and fourth grade pupils
in same contest. Progressive Course
In Spelling, Book One.
2-Fifth, sixtih and seventh grades
In same contest. Progressive Cou rse
in Spelling, Book Two.
:I.-Eighth, ninth and tenth grades
In saine contest. Payne's Commoni
Words Commonly Misspelled.
e A rihm ti Iic-Por regulations see
Mr. Tate's Bulletin,
I-Third and fourth grades In same
contest. A test paper containing sev
eral exercises; one in addition, con
sisting of seven or eight numbers
running up to hundreds; one exercise
in multiplication with lultipliers of
two or three figures; one exercise in
short division; one exercise In sub
2-Fifth and sixth grades In same
contest. Test paper containing sev
eral exercises Involving more difficult
addition and subtraction, multiplica
tion of decimals, and long division.
3--Seventh and higher grades. Prob
lems taken from Mr. Tate's Farm
Arithmetic. Special attention will be
given to speed, accuracy, and simple
d Composition-Thiemes limited to
1-Third and fourth grades In same
contest. Instead of a written comnpo
sition these pupils will be requested
to give an oral reproduction of some
story from their readers.
2-Fifth and sixth grades In same
contest. Theme on one of the follow
a-How We could Improve Our
'b-What a Child Can Do to Make
c-The Housefly and its -Dangers.
d-Wild Flowers That Grow Around
e-Uses of Cotton.
f-My Favorite Historical Character,
g-Advantages South Carolina Of
fers to I-mmigrants.
li-The First Thanksgiving.
I-IHow Laurens Got Its Name.
j-Letter Inviting Friend to Visit
3--Seventh, eighth and ninth grades
in same contest.
a-The Effect of Legumes on the
b-Diversifleation of Crops.
c-Effect of Present European War
d-An Ideal Rural Home,
e-The Mosquito and its Dangers.
f-Progress In South Carolina since
the Civil War.
g--Advantages the Panama Canal
Offers the Inited States.
h-Aly Greatest Ambition.
I-Letter, Making Application to a
Firm fr a Position.
j---Dity of ITaving an Opii on.
e-Hi1story.-The lienry Laurens
.'hapter of t.he J , A. It. has offered
ahbeautifut gold medal to thei iitibli
standling the best (xamintion in
U'nitedi States iiHiry. Tis 1 t('wt will
be snalie andl quickly stoods Th e
questions wvill be taken from thle qunes
tionis -given in the Aanuar'y and Feb
(Athletic iodik anmd Declamation
Contests to Na' published Next Week).
-WOODRUFF BONDS SOLD.
Town Will Soonl Haie Motlern Water
,W\oodruff, Feb. 12.-The wvater'
works and sewerage bonds that were
voted -on last summer wvere sold
Thursday to a brokor In Spartanburg.
The bonds wvere well drawn uip in
every detail, and were passed uipoun by
the Stato Suipremie Court In Its session
thia year. 'The excavation for the lay
Iing of the wate ITnmaiins will be coma
meneed in the e.arly spring.
T~ contriact for time surveying wa~s
let to thle J1. P., (l~.(' iCompainy, of
Atlanta, Ga., aunt a .\m'. Nash has
charge of the work. Mr Nash is pre
paring an estimate upionl obtiingimt
wvater from dbelp wells anmd from t he
Enmoree RIv'er, ft is mote than l ikelyv
the council oir boar d of ,water comn
mis.'oners will dlecide upon the river
proposition. The distance fr'om Maina
-street to the riVor 15 a fraction overI
~two miles. TVhe cost of laying an
eight-~inch p11pe fol' 'this -distance wvIll
FROM TH COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
lilpnIIIiigs of luterest to 11,3n1y Peo.
Pie till omer the county and11l to 'i'hose
who have left the Filly clr('th
stolne an1d gone to other States.
Princeton, Feb. 1:.--h'lle Princeton
graded school baseball team played
the iickory Tavern team here On tle
local grouids iri(ay afternoon. 'i'he
game was hard fought from beginning
to end it the score endied 26 to 21
in favor of the home team.
Mr. E. S. Smith has returne( from
av visit to relatives in Pelzer.
Master Boyee Taylor of Laurens, is
visiting his gra dparents, Mr. andI
Mrs. J. W. Taylor.
Messrs J. E. Allen and John Bolt, of
Honea Path, were visitors here Fri
Mrs. W. H. Bagwell of Belton, Is
visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeter M. McCuten and
daughter, Mattie Lee, of Honea Path,
spent the week-end with Mr. and Alrs.
1. B. McCuen.
Messrs. J. H. Maddox and Freeman
of Greenville were visitors here FiT
Mr. R. B. Arnold, Jr., was a business
visitor in Honca. Path Tuesday.
Waterloo, Feb. 15.-One of the most
enjoyable e'ents of the week was a
reception given by Mrs. 1. P. Moore on
Friday afternoon from four to six in
honor of Miss Lois Atkinson of Latta,
S. C., who was visiting her sister, a
teacher in the Waterloo graded school.
The guests were met at the door by
Mfisses Lula loore, Mattle MeFadden
and Martie Atkinson, who ushered
them into the parlor where they were
phresented to the hostess and guest of
honor. The parlor was ma(e attrae
tive with ferns. A very amusing and
interesting contest was engaged inl.
Each guest was given a bag containing
ten hearts, anl told these were three
Words they could not use, and if they
were caught using them, had to forfeit
After half an hour of mer'riment the
har'ts were counted: Miss Lois At
kinson wiining the prize, a daintily
embroidered hal(lker'cIlief, tle booby,
a bottle of ketchup was won by .\rs.
IHe: Lan ford. After several songs by
Aliss Lois Atkinson, the guests were
invited into the dining room where
delicious rofreshments Were' served.
'The dlining room was tastefully dee
olted. the color schemle, pinik and1(
white was carried olit effectively.
Wilile the guests were being served
.Imisses Lula .\loore and Etiel Culbert
s(1n renider'ed sev'eralI sel ect iins on the
AlI i oh IAiX:tidsoiil'wns also guest
of hotnor' Fiday evening when a reep
t'.on was given~ the younger set by3
M\iss Luila .\loore. Progressive coniver
sat ion, gamen of lirt s andl othleri COin
tests were enijoyedh anid the time came
too soon for the y'ounig People to bid
fa rewell to their hios tess.
Mrs. F. C. Simuth entertaiined the
teachers of the graded school Wednes
Mlisses Lyl Culbertsoni, MaRy Mar'
tin and M\essrs Edd Adlams, Clyde 1111pp
and Ft'ed Puller' of .\ountville, were
visitinig firiends in town Suiiday.
Mir. and .\i's. E. V. Golding spent
the wveek-end in GIreenwvood with r'ela
.\i'. and Mr's. JT. T. Gafrre'ttt spent
Sunday in Bar'ksdale.
.\r. liar'vin, of Augusta, (Ga., is vis
it ing hei' father, i'. W. L,. Lowe.
Dr. aIndN Airs. .T. L. FennellI spet
'liiT'usdlay in L aurens.
Mi's, E. L. Mloor', Allsses .\:ittie \b'
('old Poit, Feb. 1.,.- --NhOst o0 thi
dtiing the past lretty week.
Ni rs. D~elIa ('inltghiamR is tihe gui's
tius week oft heri daughlter', .\lt's. Larn
Matin of SparI tinbur'g,
Mrts. Fanie Iliiddle and~ chiildren
GAreenw~~~od spenlt. Sat uiRay and1( Sundlla.
With .\i's. Guy3 ET. Moore and family.
Mr'. and Mirs. Will Tongue of Lis
I (Conthiued on Page F~ouir.)
IN IAYORALTY RACE
Defeated Opponcnt by a
IN WARD THREE
Gasque, Sexton, Swizer, Franks and
Adalls Eicted Aldermen onl First
Ballot, Adams and IHellams Will Rtun.
Over in lard Three.
C. M. Ilabb, Inayor of tle city sinco
1907 einehed tile ollice for t wo moro
years yesterday by (efeating his only
opponent, Alison Le. by a majority of
130 to 178. The oflicil count lshowed
that the present incumbent had : Ina
Jority iII every Ward, getting away With
166 out of 183 in thle Laurens Mill
ward. The following is the vote aq
tabulated by the managers:
Ward 1 ..........41 21
Ward 2 ..........32 25
Ward 3 ..........166 17
Ward 4 .. ........1 27
Ward 5 ..........90 55
Ward 6 ........ ..33 30
The Aldermanic Race.
Iln the aldermanic race the following
are the figures:
C. H1. Gasque.......... ..35
C. R. Moseley ............27
G. Warlren Bolt ..........18
S. B. Sexton.......... ..39
C. B. Adins ............47
J. W. lellams -...... ..90
W. E. Hawkins ...... ...39,
M. L. Motes ............17
V. P. Sullivan ............35
T. C. Switzer .......... ...42
1R. G. Franks .......... ..83
Earl Wilson .......... ..63
Ward 6. 1
J. J. Adams .. .. .. .. .. ..33
Aug. [Huff .-.-........ ..30
The new aldermen therefore are C.
11. Gasque, S. II. Sextoll, .1. J. Adans,
R. G. Franks alId T. C. Switzer. Mr.
Switzer is the only alderman holding
over. Iln Ward 3, Messrs IIellams and
Adams will have to run over. .
Altereatiolin at. Laurens Mi.
Alisonl Le.0, iandidat e l fo r mayor. wag
assalltedl I y lPolicemall Powers at tho
Laurens .M ill box ill fite -arly pamrt of
tho day. .\Mr. I-ve w(e'nt ove.' to tho
voting place at tile mill when tho
b oxos were opened'( and( file-d ' l.is OE
voters whom the wish'd eiml(omned,
sole of m hall Illoved to tho mil
Vili1-- whenl the Enloroe .\ill closed
dlown inl the( f:a.l '1111 nhose en of.
resid e e inl ti'o city w si n sin
Several of thlose presenlt resenited the
cha.11llges as.' anl hmi ultionl that hr
had 11e1n ookedess il tile nr -oll
\vs 11ot. ('hariging willful lladdling of'
ithe rolls, bult I hat lhe desired tho
names (chalilnged so that theair right
1(to oe i ghlt he4 patssedi onl by thle exe
(tultvel (commi~lttee. Seeinlg the unrea-.
.Moninlg frame of' ind of the Cr'owd,
.\11r. LeeC ihad left the room and -was
tstandi~ing oni tile ground11 making a nlota
tion iln a boo0k whenI lhe wats struck on
the head from the sidle by the police
man. After the flrst lick the 1pollee
manth Continued tihe attack aided( by
his brother, butt assistance was ren
dlered by several plresent and1 the af
fair' was ended, Mr. Lee leaving 011 his
1h01se. 1Immedlc~ialtely a fteri the attac
a warrant for assault and battery was
taken (lut against the po1 (leanI, who
fur'nishedi biond to awvait tr'iai.
WATT~lS M1LLI11 1 ~.
afl Tlhe~ir ('(ommun11 ity Fir t lietu-In.
Milg Crommunl'iyFiV il pnnx
Thutrsdlay nighlt at >:4 o'einekl andl
will be kept open totr tire4 l~ihts. A
htottle (If wiater from1 th rivet of .lori
daln, Outs from I alest Ile. Civil W\ar
r el ics, andl~ many other tinlgs will he
lat thle library anda all admlission fo
of 1 5c and 250 will be chartgedi. Tho1(
prI loceeds arie f'or tile benell'bt 0of tho
pubili I library5. Thle pub'lic is cordially
M11iss lEmmna 1DavenpIort, of PrIinlc0a
- ton, Is here on a visit to her' sister,
Mr's. (1. C'. 11edgenethl.