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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1915 NUMBER 39
Will Throw Wile its Gates
Annual Reunion of Veterans Expected
to Attract Large Crowds of Veterans
and Visitors to the Capital City.
Prominent Speakers to Mak Ad
Columbia, April 18.-Columbia will
throw wide its gates this week to re
ceive the South Carolina remnant of
the "thin gray line." The reunion of
the Confederate veterans of the state
will be held on Thursday and Friday.
Everything will be done to make these
two days pleasant for the veterans.
Committees of public spirited Colum
blans have the plans for every detail
of the reunion well In hand. In addi
tion to the reunion of Confederate vet
erans, the South Carolina division,
Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be
entertained In Columbia on Thursday
Arrangements have been made for
serving meals to veterans at Craven
hall during the two days of the reun
Ion. The hours for meals are as fol
lows: Breakfast, 7 a. in. to 8:30 a. in.;
djnner, 1 p. in. to 2:30 p. i.; supper,
6 1). in. to 7:30 P. in.
The reunion in Columbia will be
featured by a number of addresses.
The annual oration will be delivered
to the veterans on Thursday by the
Rev. W. E. Boggs, D. D., chaplain of
the 'Sixth South Carolina regiment,
who now lives .in Atlanta. Dr. Boggs
is an orator of note, and his speech
is being awaited with interest. Other
South Carolinians who will address
the Confederate veterans during the
reunion are: Gov. -Richard I. Man
ning, lieut. Gov. Andrew J. Bethea,
Former Gov. D. C. Ieyward, Mayor
L. A. Griflith of Columbia, John W.
Lillard, president of the Chamber of
Commerce; Alfred Aldrich, Barnwell;
W. P. Pollock, Cheraw; Miss Alice
Earle of Columbia. president of South
Carolina division of the Iaughters or
Maj. Gen. 13. 1-. Teague of Alken,
comnimanding the South Carolina di
ision of the United Confederate Vet
erans, will preside over the sessions of
the reunion. The meeting of the
Sons of Veterans will be presided
over by commander of the 'South
Carolina division, A. L. Gaston, of
A feature of the reunion will be the
parade of veterans Fridayafternoon
down Main street from the postomfice
to the State house.
The committee has made the fol
lowing announcement In regard to the
line of march for the parade:
Order of Formation and Order of
". Platoon of police, marchIng 50
paces in advance of the next com
"2. Fire brigade, W. JT. May, chIef.
3. Glrand marshal, Gen. Wilic
Jones and staff.
"Millitary drmugi corps.
4. 'Johnson's rifles, Capt. J. F.
Walker, J., comnmandrhg.
-5.. Governor's Guards, Capt. Di
bert Jackson, commanding.
"6. 'Brookland Light Infantry.
"7. Columbia 'Light infantry.
"8. Richland Volunteers, Capt.
Rlhett Roman, commandIng./
"9. Maj. Gen. B. H. Teague, comn
mianding South Carolina division. U.
C. V., and staff. Omcial ladles of the
division: Miss Martha A. Bonham,
sponsor; Misses Olive McGowan and
Carolina S. Sinkler, maids of honor,
and Mrs. R. S. 'Ligon, matron of hon
or, in carriages.
-"10. First brsigade, Gen. U. R.
Brooks, commanding, and staff. Ofm
cial ladies of the brigade: Miss Nellie
Pearson, sponsor; Misses Mary Perry
and Grace Lumpkin, maids of honor;
Mr's. Molly Perry, matron of hlonor.
"11. Camps attached to the first
brigade in their order each led by com
mander. Feeb~le veterans of t'he bri
adoe In autos. Dloy Scouts, guards of
"12, B1rig. Gen. C. A. Reed, cont
manding and staff. Offieial ladies of
the brigade: Miss Carie Moss Dantz
ler; sponsor; Misses Louise 0. Balley
and Mary Quaries UIsk, mnalds of-hon
MEET HERE SOON
Annurd t Meeting-in Noveiber Expected
to Attract Large Number of i)ele.
Columbia, April 13.--The execu
tive committee of tle South Caro
lina Christian Endeavor Union, at a
meeting in this city today, took defi
nite ste1)s for the preparation of the
progranne of the 1915 Christian En
deavor 'Convention, to be hIeld in
Laurens in November. Thc dates rotr
the- convention were flxed as Noveim
ber 5 through 7, the first session to
be held on Friday evening and the last
on Sunday evening. Mr. Karl Lehman,
interstate secretary of the United So
piety of Christian Endeavor, who wili
later this year become Southern sec
retary of the same organization, will
be the principal s)eaker'at Laurens.
Quite a number of new societies
were reported at, the meeting of the
connittec. A committeeman from the
society of the First Presbyterian
Church, of Clinton, stated that the so
sletles of Clinton are planning to take
a "hike" tb the convention, smaking
the trip to Laurens on foot. Tile so
cieties of Laurens County will offer a
trophy cup to the society from the
other counties of the state reporting
the largest delegation at the conven
Miss Christian Walker, of the so
ciety of Trinity Church, of Columbia,
was elected superintendent of the
missionary department of the Union,
to succeed Miss Elizabeth Barron,
who has resigned.
New Christian Endeavor societies
were reported from Kingstrees, Clin
ton, Owings, Winnsboro, Charleston,
Columbia, Manning, Yorkvilie, Spar
tanbutrg, Newberry and Dillon, and
plans being carried to perfection for
societies at Woodruff, Gray Court and
Several prominent'speakers of this
state will be on the convetIon pro
gramme. A young people's chorus, of
Laurens, assisted by a similar niusical
organir don of the First Presbyterian
Church, of Columbia, will furnish
music for the convention. The Lau
rens church Is planning for large del
egations fiom all of the state, and
sent word by the Laurens committee
mn, Mr. E. 11. Wilkes, that they
would entertain any nutnLer of dele
gates to the convention.
Those at the meeting of the commit
tee were: The Rev. K. G. Finlay. W.
Anderson Clarkson, G. Wingate War
ing, Wyatt A. Taylor, Miss Elizabeth
Barron, Mrs. C. B. -Davis, all of Co
lumbia; 0. H. Crrtledge, of Clinton,
and E. H. Wilkes, of Laurens.
TO MEET IEME.
King's Daughters and Sons to 1cH.d
Annual Session Here in May.
Committees appointed from the
Helping Hand circle, King's Daughters
are at work perfecting the plans for
the annual .meeting of the South Caro
lina branch which is -to be held here
May 10-11 inclusive. The session's of
the meeting wvill be held in the First
Daptist chut'ch. Besides 'the business
sessions, social featur'es will form' an
attt'active part of the program.'
Although the local chapter is meet
ing with much encouragement in se
cur'ing homes for the delegates they
have not yet'arranged for entertain
ment for all of them. The chairman
of the committee in c11ar'ge of this,
Miss Willie Mae Childress, has re
quested that those not members of the
circle who are wflling to take dele
gates will please notify her.
All Arountd Agai.
Capt. W. A. Dyer, the "M1erry-Go
Round Man" has consented to give
the Belgian relief committee anothtert
opplortunity to add to the fund from
this city by dividing the proceeds of a
day's atmusement. So Thtursday after
noon and night the merry-go-round
will be0 in' the hands of the ladies. This
time, however, the proceeds will go to
the Junior relief circle instead of the
Senior circle as before, Ice ctream
cones will be for sale on the grounds
and a committee, wvili be present to
look after the children,
Cross Hilli the Winner.
The Cross Hill high schoo' baseball
team defeated the Laurens school team
hero last Wednesday by the score of
15 to 8. Cross Hill played tiptop ball
1all the 'way through the game nd hit
like fiends. 'I'ho home teatn played a
good steadys game until the seventh
when they took to the air am4 th is.
Itemf fattiad eevan tea
C. FRED WILLIAMS
IS ASYLUM HEAD
N1IIa1e of Dr. Sargent Wi lathdrawn by
Go. .Manning and S. C. Manl Named
ink ills Stead.
Columbia, April I.-C. Fied Wil
flamls, m1. D)., wa., today- appolnie~d .4u-1
perintendent of the State llospital for
the isane by Governorl Manning to
squcceed T. J. Strait, M. 1).
Late Tucsday Governor Manning an
nounced that he had revoked the up
politment of leo. F. Sargent, M. D., of
Maryland on the ground that an alien
cannot be appoilted or elected to a
constitutional olice in this State. The
salary of the office is $3,000 a year.
Dr. Williams Immediatefy resigned
as a member of the board of regents
and Christie Uenet of Columbia was
appinted in his place. Dr. Williams is
30 years old and is a native of York
county. He was graduated from the
University of Maryland in 1908. He
served for four years as secretary of
the state board of health.
Dr. Williams has already accopted
the appointment. "I will put my best
efforts to make the asylum one of the
foremost of its kind in the South"
said Dr. Williams.
.1 1t1HELOIt's DIVORCE.
"A Bachelor's Divorce" Is the tite
of a very amusing little play which is
to bd given in the Laurens miii school
building Tuesday night, beginning at
S:1 5 o'clock. The proceeds will be di
vided between the orphanages at
Greenwood, Columbia and Clinton.
Those who have seen ti( rehearsals
say that it will prove a great success.
The following is the cast of charac
Samuel Singleton, a wealthy bachelor,
Ned Singleton, his nephew
"Dr." Neville Busby, a prodical son
Rolinda Bruton, a gay actress on vaca
tion Miss Mary Martin
Mrs. Decauter Busby, Neville's mother
Miss Floy Templeton
Nell Busby, her daughter,
Miss Alice Ledford
Deb, a lisping lass
Miss Margaret Martimi
.Junior Organizat lou for Sufferers.
Last Monday afternoon the young
ladies of Lau rens met and organized
the pelgian .1lunior lelief Committee.
Miss Lalla Mae Dial was clected Lead
erl, Miss Mary rTodd, Assistant 1. -ader,
Miss Annie Bell Childress, Treasurer
and Miss Rosalie Franks secretary.
Their first movement for raising
money will be the merry-go-round benl
Making Survey of Fointain 11111.
Messrs. W. S. McCrady and Edward
Mc!"rady of McCrady Bros. & Cheves
have been spending the past week in
Fountain Inn where they are making
a complete survey of the entire town.
The work Is being done for the pur
pose of ascertaining figures for in
stalling wvaterworkcs and sewerage.
To Attend Nuarse's ('onventlon.
Miss Julia Irby and ' Miss Fannie
Bloulware, president and secretry re
'spectively of the Graduate Nurse's as
sociation of South Carolina, are mak
ing pireparations for the annual meet
ing which is to he held in Greenville
April 28-29. An attractive program
has been arranged and a prolltablo
meeting is anticipated.
New In Lancaster.
Mr. James Shepard, a nephew of Mr.
H. Terry, who ha44cen connected with
the Latta Observer has beeni made buts
mness manager of The Lancaster News.
The first issue of the News after he
took charge contalnedl twenty four
p~ages well filled with advertising and
excellent reading matter. This w'as an
educational issue and was a most
Large British C'asualities.
London, April 1 5.-The total of
British casualties in the wvar from
the beginning of hostilities up to
April 11 is 139,347 men, according to
an announcement in the house of com
mons by .H., J. ?rennant. under-secre
tary of wstr.
Concert and Address at Lanford.
A concert by local musicians and
an address by J. U. eullivan, superin
tendent of education, will be given at
the Lanford school Friday night, to
which the public is. invited. No ad
m11p19 will be ohargepl.
A. S. EASTERBY
PASSES TO BEYOND
Sieembilis to Asthmlittle Attack Mionday
Night. Hurlai Yesterday.
Mr. Anthony S. i'asterby, a promi
nent. citizen of this place, died londay
!)igh alboru!t 9 o'clo-k following a
vyre astIaintie attack. Mr. Easterby
had been in ill heat h for several
nontlls, bitt he had undergone much
im provemnen t. of late so that his rela
fives an( friends hold ho pes of iis
early recovery. Ills dcath, coming so
milddenly, was a great suri)rise and
shoek to tiheil.
Th11e fineral services were held in
the Laurens cemetery yesterday after
noon, being conducted by his fo'rmer
Iastor, Rev. .1. ). litts, of Fout.1ailn
Inn. A large number of sorrowing
friends and relatives attended and
liumerlots floral offerings were placed
u)on the grave. The Paill hearers were
Messrs. D. C. McLaurin, Arthur L.
iludgens, T. -). Gray, W. E. teng, TC.
W. oleland, W. P. Sullivan, R. G.
Franks, .1. h. il pot, J. J. Pluss, C. B.
I1obo. C. I. Ropler, W. Clyde Fowler,
T. C. Switzer, J. W. 'I' pson, C. A.
Power aid I rvine Coleman. The flo1
ers were In charge of Misses Esther
Fovler. Mattle Glasgow, Annie Mae
L.awson and Lucia Barksdale.
Mr. Easierby vas a nafive of Char
I-ston, having come to Laurens as a
yctng m1an to ,,uy cotton. in which
ceetiipati on he vontinuid until a few
mont'is before his death. He married
1iss Laura Martin, datghter of the
late Ambrose Martin, who ,with five
children, as follows, survive him:
iKrnest A., Misses lhatile Kate and
ihtth. Tom and Ambrose. One brother,
Mr. Alee Easterby, who lives near'
Charleston, also survives him.
Mr. Easterby was a conscientious
inmber of the First Baptist church
atnd an upright citizen. -To possessd
mi even disposition and a certain facu!
ly. for making friends, being very
popilar with those who knew him His
death is greatly deplored by a large
lin'mer of those who knew and liked
A I031.AN WEDDING.
To lie Givei lit the Graided School
Buiillinx Friday Evening.
This play will be presented by the
iipiils of tile tenth grade, in the school
auditorium, Flriday evening, April 2:3
at 8:301 p. in. Admission for adulls is
ten cents, for children five cents. The
proceeds are to be' used by the tenth
grade for school pritp1oses.
The pupils have worked earnestly
and faithfully to get up this play, and
the friends and Patrons of the school
are urgetl to be present and to lend
their encouragement to this entertain
ment, somewhat out of the ordinary.
Those taking part In the play will be
dressed in Roman costume, alnd you
will have the pleasure of seeing a
beautiful marriage ceremony repre
sented just as if you wore living 55
years before Christ.
Sponsa: Tlullie, Francis Dav'is
Sponsus: G'aine Peso, Mlary Sullivan
Sponsoc ipater: Marcus 'TullI ius ('icero,
Sponsac mlater: Terentia, Sn aa h oltI
Sponal mater: Martha Owinlgs
Sponsae frater: Mar'cus Tullius Cicero,
-adutlescous, Hattie Sullivan
Flamen Dealis, Bertha Bolt
Pontifex Maximnus Ruth McAlister
Juris consultis, Luelle Moore
Quintuus Hortenslus, Ruth Bagweli
Pronuba, Rebecca Clark
Eignatores et Lietores,
PaulI Lake and Rush Blakely
Mar'cipos0 CecIl Roper'
'Piro James McCravy
Anno Eilla M. Putnlam
Philotinius .Jessic 11111
Thanutks from the Orphianage.
Editor Tile Laurents Advertiser:
Through your eoliumt:.i the Thlorn
well Oiriihlanage :'htildmen wish to ex
press thleir tanks to all those w~no
took any pat ittnmaking I helr' rip to
Laiurens week before last so plleasant.
We nil enjoyed the 'lay, teachers, put
1)i1s and myself. Tihe day' wa. from
every view point one to be long remem..
bored. Our young people would vote
tomorrow to go again at oluen, if they
were given the privilege.
Wit "ind regards,! beg to remain,
. t .3. B. Branch,
Assistant to the President,1
Clinton, 8. C.,
April ,20, 1'915.
Ladies are 3aking Prepalrations for
the Annuat1l Dinner for Conifederite
The ladles of the .oseph H. Kershaw
chapter, United Daughters of the Con
federacy, and other intevrested frienids
are busily making preparations to Ci
tertain fite 1auirens county veterans of
tihe Confederate prilles :t the annual
dininer -Saturday. Committees have
been appointed and everything points
to a successful and enjoyable day. As
is the Cistom the dinier will be serv
ed in t he aremory of the Traynhan
Guards. Mrs. R. E. Babb, secretary of
the chapter, has issiued tile following
notice to the ladies of .:e city:
It is expected Ilat all persons in
tihe city who are interested in seeing
that the old soldiers are suitably eni
tertalined will contrilute as liberally
as possible to this dinner. If the com
ilittees should fail to see anyone who
feels as if lie should contribute tilis
should not prevent, the sending of
something to hel) flil the table. This
Is an alnual event that should he kept
up so long as there is a vetelran In the
conunty, but it will take the united -
fort of all the people of tie city to
It Is expeceted that arrangements wl
bo made to entertain these ' era 1
wit Ih auttonobile trips over the city
and visits to the llovitg eittres. Le
eery owner '' .1n automobile do his
part. toward,. this.
D1nner Committee: irs. C. M. ('!ark,
chairman; 'Mrs. J. S. 1ennett, 'Mrs.
Warren Bolt, 'rs. 1cy Boyd. Mrs. H.
V. Ball, Mrs. William Byrd, Mrs. .John
Bolt, Mrs. V'..lam Richey, Sr., Mrs.
M. . Copeland. Mrs. William Richey,
Jr., "Miss Ella Bell Copeland, Mr's. W.
H1. Dial, Mrs. J. 0. C. Fleming, mrs. W
G. Lancaster, 'Mrs. Y. C. Iellams, Mrs
W. E. Barre, 'Mrs. Alrah Sullian, Mrs
J.. G. Qullivan, AMrs. Casper Smith. i'rs
Jonas Gray, Mt's. Robert. Eiiele'rgetr
Coffee Comilt tee: 'Mrs. .1. If. Teagt:'
cialriman: Mrs. Lois Halle, Mrs. 11. i
Alken, Mirs. Swygert, Miss Betlal
l1alle, Aliss innic Uabb, miss Alaytnn
Ferguson, Aliss lessie Roland, 'irs. R
F. Fleming, Miss Lauira Barksdale
liss Willie Jones.
Committee on Plaen for Dinner
.\Miss lewitl Halle and miss Maymi
Committee oti Con I tribut ions Ot
Square: Mirs. Swygert and M!ss Hes
Year Book Committee, to report a
June meeting: Airs. .1. H1. Teague
chairman: Aliss Laura Barksdale, AlIs
Minnie Babb, Aliss Ella Roland.
Cotmmittee to Solicit on Alain Street:
Miss Alinnie Babb, MlIss Ella Roland.
'Committee to Solicit on S. Harpei
Street: Mirs. Albright, Mirs. 'Nell Riee
Committee to Solicit, on Irby lill:
Mrs. Lancaster and Airs. J. IT. Teagie
Committee to Solicit onl Chulire!
Street: 'Mrs. Capers IcllIams, i'rs
Cotmlittee to Solicit oti North Ilar
nor Street: i's. J. 0. C. leming an
SHEEP C'OULD lRE IN('REASEI.
Sheep-li illitng iDogs are Said to he fhe
Pluitcipatl ('utse of Marked lDe'rensu
in Amer'lenn Shteep.
Washiingtoni, D). C., AprIl . 17.--Thc
numbiller of sheep in the '36 farm states
whIch do not iclude any in' the West
ertn dlIisionm, could( be incr'easedl by 150(
iet' cent, it Is est iimated, w'ithou t dlis
pllacing other lIve stock. Some au
thor'ities believe that the Increase
could be ev'en as muichl as 500 iper cett
without serIous interftet'ence wIth the
numtiber of other animals. An itncr'ease
of 150 pet' cet In these 36 states
'would miean in money $1.t-,2ti7,000. Tn
a new ipublicat ion of the Depar'tment
of Agt'icuiltur'e, Farnmer's Bulletitn 652,
the r'esponsililty for this loss to the
coutry ' is ilid upon the sheep-k illing
Sheep-klling (logs, it is said, arc
the iiepal cause of the marked de
erease in the nuttber's of' sheep on
Amter'ican fitntms. In the 10 years be
twveen 1900 and 1910 the nutmber of
sheep In thle country, exclusive of the
states In the westet'n divIsion, de
cr'eased about 3,000,000 head, Ia face
of the fact that dluring these same
yeat's the market value of sheep rose
so rapidly that the total value of sheep
in this area was $19,000,000 or approx..
imate'hy 25 per cent more in 1910 than
in 1900. Favorable though the market
conditina were, they' were ,rlot a auif
ficient incentive to Induce farmers tc
risk the heavy losses from's+,ay doat
JOS[PH T. JOHNSON
Sent Resignation to Gov
WILL MAKE HOME
Johnson Issied III Address to Ile leo'.
Pi'e of fie Fourt hCongressional 1l18,<
trict. Thankimet themn for their Sup.<
port aiad Coflidence iI tlie Past.
Spartanburg, A pril 20..loseph T4
Johnson, for 1.1 years eengressinan
from the Fourth district, was In Spar
tanburg a few hours yesterday morn
ing en route to Greenville, where ho
will today take the oath as federal
judge of the Western District of S-outli
The oath will bie administered by'
Judge -1. A. Al. Smith, of the Plastern
district, who has, up to this tiie, had
jurisdiction in both (listricts. A numtill
ber of lr. .1ohIson's friends will go
to Greenvile today to le iesent at
the cereiony. As soon as he is sworn
in, judge . ohnson will preside over
the present term of tile federail court.
Mr. .olinson yesterday tcIlder-d to
Glover.ior manning his resgnation as
ait member of tIe national loulse of
representatives, ani it is expected
that an election will immediaitely bo
ordered in this district to select his
vhile in Spatrtanbu rg yesterday;
Judge Johlisoni shook hands with a
large number of his friends and re
ecivedi many colgratulat ions uplion tho
position to whichi he has been ap
pointed by President Wilson. Spar
tanburg friends of .judge .ohnson
were pi eased to hear his statement
tiat lIe does n ot pro ll:se to imiove to
(eenville, althoutgh the liadquart
er:-a of the colr't are there, but wilt
make Spa tailh.'g his pla ce of resi
.Judge Johnson yest eiday declined
to commit himself as to whom ho
will appoint. to the positioni of clerk
of file court of the West erni istrict.
udge .lohnson sa'Ld. lowdvier, that
lie had devided lupon this app!-oint
ienit, buit was not yet ready to mnako
tihe ;lnnou nevinent. .1. C. lI I song
who has been clerk of the coirt fot
hot hi districts for a nmitiber of years
past, will serve in tlie Western ciIs
trict for the present term.
In conversation with friends yes
terday, .Judge .ohnson said he deep
ly regretted that lie N. unahle to
thank all of his frien.ds personally
for their loyal support duii iing Iis
terlls in Congress.
Statement to Consl tiuelcy.
Al-. .1lohnson yesterday w rote. ili
following statement, addressed "To
tie People of tle PoIurthlI Congression
IHlaving been apiointed by lresident
Wilson judge fotr the Westein distri'ct
of Sonth ('arolina, I have juist miailedl
to Gbover'nor \tlann ing miy resignatlion
as re Presen tativye In the SI xly-focurmthI
congrtess. In sitrre nderi tng my comn-.
mission I wish to say a few words to
the const i iueney that lhas so long
hotnored ime wit h tihe h ight and I import
anlt office of representative in congress.
Probably no man01 ever worked longer
01r htardert to get to congress than I
had to. After miy electioni, I resolved
to wvork as hard for the people as t
hdworked for myself. That resolu
tionhas eenkept. No oplportulnty
to r'end~er service to all the piecople or
aniy of them was neglected. No allure-.
mlent, entertainment 01r luxury ini
Washington could draw me away
from service or cause me to forget
the plel who made(1 me theIr con
gressmlan. I have b)een etIrustedl
withl the m1ost dliffleuilt aind respons
ibile work, and( in that work havo
co110me ito close and iltimlate reltions
with most of tile highest oflicials of'
ihetgoernmet. Mly work andl my,
Conduct hlere has -been such as to gain
tile conflience and1( the esteeml oif thle
presiidencft of the 'UnIted States anld
othersn hIgh In the government ser'vice,
T appreclate their confidence and~ es
temi hiighily, but 1 (d0 not forget that
it was the contfidence of the people of'
the Fourth dIstrict of South Carolina.
that enabled me to make a record here,
and the confidence of my homefolks is
precious beyond expression. In my;
life here I 'have endeavored to relprea
.senft. the highest .and best type 'of th5
tiznshp.My commissihon is beinig
'"ntinued on Pae l'on-. .