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VOUM XX- LAURENS, SOUTHi CAR~OL1NA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1915. NUOMBER 1
A BLOODY CLIMAX
Young Man Killed and Four
MILITIA CALLED OUT
TO RESTORE ORDER
When Executive Committee Met to
Tabulate Votes of Primary Held
rfJuesday, SmalH Riot Results and
Wild Disorder Prevails. Detalls
The last issue of The Advertiser car
ried an account of Oqv. Manning's ac
tion in putting the militia in readi
ness at Charleston to quell any disor
ders that might have arisen as a re
sult of the election. Whether or not
the presence or the militia tended to
preserve order is problematical, but
during the meeting of the executive
cominittee Friday following, when the
militia was not present, trouble ensued
resulting In the death of one muan,
Sidney Cohen, and the wounding of
four others. 'the coroner's inquest
was begun Monday and very little of
definite details was brought out and
yesterday was still in session. Sher
iff Elmore Martin has taken out war
rants for'a number of men for carry
ing concealed wveapons and the Char
leston police have charged two men
by the name of Brown and McDonald
with responsibility for Cohen's death.
The account of the Friday tragedy,
its taken from The Columbia State, is
in par as follows:
Charleston, Oct. 1.5.-Charleston's
turbulent mu nicipal canipaign result
ing in the Democratic primaries last
Tuesday being held while seven units
of te State guard were held ready to
assume polle dities, reached its
culminating violence today in a pistol
battle In a room where the Demo
cratic city executive committee was
about to meet to canvass the returns.
Wihen thea smoko of the fight had
cleared fromx the room on the second
floor of the three-story building at
King and George stre;ts, five men had
been shot., and others wero bruised.
Sidney J. Cohen, a reporter for the
Charleston F4vening Post, was shot
through the right lung and died soon
after. W. A. Turner, an insurance
agent, also was shot in the lung and
is in aP-serious condition, as is W. K
Wingate, superintendent of the city
chain gang, who is suffering from a
bullet wound in the head. 11. L. Wil
ensky, a city meter inspector, was hit
In the arm and Jeremiah O'Brien, in
spector of weights and measures and
a member of the executive committee,
was shot in the ankle. All the wound
0d are expected to recover.
Six Men Arrested.
One of six men arrested, Max (1old
man, a marine engineer, tonight is
In a hospital suffering from a blow on
the head, administered, it 'is said, by
a policeman when Goldman t ried to
get out of' the commit tee room. Others
arrestedl are 11. J1. Brown, ice wagon
dIriver' and former policeman; Idwardi
MfcJonald, stevedlore andl former po
liceman; J1. J. H-ealy, former polie
ser'geant.; Conrad Stentder, (leputy'
sheriff, and f1. .. Steenken, kcee of
cemeatery. No charges were pre
rerred against any of them.
(ov. Manning at Columbia, imme
liately upon being informed of the
shooting, orderedl the Washington
light infanrtry, a Charleston compiany,1
t~o the scena.t !T.'7 'onmpa'ny, with hay
bntetsg fired, qiuickly cleared thte streetms
outtsidle the building wheore It was
teared trouhle would dlevelop. Later
the guardlsmen aidled the police andl
special deputies, in patrolig the
sttcct and remained on duty late to
V Ii Battallolt in 1Ittainiess. -
The entirO V'irst battalion, Secondl
regiment, N4. 0. S. C', located herie,
was ordered hold at the armorb'es
ready for eventualities. (ov. nan
ning also ordered local dispontsaries
closeld until furthter 'noti&. There
'was only small groups oI 'nen ont the
streets tonight and thecie was no ouit
ward evidence tha't 'there might 1)e
TPhe military 'i' tinder command of
Col. 10. M. -ly'the of Greenville, in the
absence of Adjt. Gen; Moore1 who is
attending the rifle matches at Jlack
sonville. Col. TBlythe came here first
night 'on instructions from Gov. Man
Ohna'lston htan heen npnwai faoe
DEATH OF ISAAC M. O11INGS.
A Prominent ,Citizen of Owings Pass.
ed Away Last Saturday.
Mr. Isaac M. Owings, a prominent
and highly respected citizen of Ow
ings, died on Saturday, October 16th,
and was buried Sunday evening at
three o'clock at the Dials Methodist
church, of which church he was a
member since early in life. The burial
services were conducted by his pastor
Rev. Munnerlyn. The large crowd
present at the burial attested the high
esteem in which the deceased was
,Mr. Owings was about sixty-eight
years old and had been in bad health
for some time before his death. He is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Lottie Ow
ings, and one daughter, Mrs. Hattie
Willis, and flve sons, S. Leander, John
W., Wister I., Herbert M. and I. Leon
ard Owings, all of Owings, besides
several grandchildren and other rela
tives. Mr. Owings was a quiet and
unassuming man, ll(ed by everybody
and highly respected wherever he was
DEN'i'AL SOCIETY MElTING.
Piedmont Association WlI Hold Its
Quarterly Meeting Here Next Men
The regularly quarterly meeting of
Piedmont Dental Society will be held
in Laurens next Monday beginning
in the morning and lasting through
the day. Several prominent members
of the profession and of other profes
sions will address the meeting on sulb
jects directly connected with dentis
try. The address of welcome will be
made by Mr. R. A. Cooper and the re
sponse will be by Dr. J. P. Carlisle of
Greenville. I. 10. Hughes, M. D., is
the only local gentleman who will be
on the regular program of papers to
be read. The subject of his paper will
be "Tonsils, Adenoids, Their Relation
The visiting dentists will )e enter
tained at the Laurens Hotel as the
guests of the local members of the so
troublo as the result of the primary.
Last Monday night Iov. Manning or
dered four conp; les of National
Guard and three divisions of naval
militia held ready at their armories
to take over pollee duties it neces
sary. Tuesday, the priiaty day,
assed quietly, however, and at 7
o'clock Wednesday morning the
guardsmen were relieved.
Followers of Mayor John P. Grace,
an aspirant for renomination, charged
that Gov. Manning was trying to in
terfere with the primary thereby
favoring the faction led by Tristram
T. Hyde. This was denied.
Extra Policeemen on Hland.
Blitterness engendered by a cain
paign in which personalities over
shadowed real issues, the presence of
the militia on primary (lay, and the
closeness of the vote created such
a threatening atmIlosphecre that manny
extra pmol icemen were detailed ini and(
in front of the buiding where thme
imeetlng wvas to take place. The bcel d
lug was crowded and a good sized~
(rowd i9, front. was held( in check by
.1 ist as the mneetinms was to be
calledl to order someone In a hallway
adjoining the commnittee room started
a light. During the scum ling, shout
ing and jamming in the hallway sonme
one in tihe committee room fired a
shot and the real fight wvas on. P'olice
men in the hallways and committee
roomf hieemed powerless. Several imis
tols were .broughmt into play anDd fa
thme- firing continued amid th9 .4eraum
bl1e to escape, yelling 11nd cries of
the wvoundled, some one threw three
ballot bo~On oit of the window.
('ohen's Decath Wound,
Cohenl was making for a 'window
when struck. A pistol oveli which two
zthen were fighting diseliarged and the
bullet gave him hism mortal wvound.
Whether any ol' the wounded were'
really particlpating in the melee was
not known tonight.
W~hen 'The shooting was heard by the
crow~d outside thme building trouble
was threatenedl for a time. The extra
force of 1)01i(0 hold the crowd in
oek andl a hurry call was sent to
ilheriff Martin and message was sent
to Gov. Manning. The gove,rnor Im..
mediately ordered out the WVashington
Light infantry ahd the mnembers of
the company were on the scene with
in a short time after the first shot
(Continued 1on Page Elght.)
JOIN THE AUTOMOBILE BRIGADE
A Few Weeks of Pleasant Work and Reward is Yours
The Advertiser is Giving Away an Automobile to the
Person Who Returns the Most Votes in its Great Con
test. Solicit Subscriptions and Get the Car.
Who is going to get the automobile to $700, enough to warrant the labor
that The Advertiser will give away-j of anyone. And, by the way, the suc
this fall? Who is going to have the cestul contestant will necessarily
industry and energy requisite to win have to hustle, because this big prize
that which many are longing for? Who Is expected to bring out adults as well
has the grit and the nerve to go out as children.
and ."brace" subscribers for their Remember that the entire county is
dues? Who is it that hasn't the ambi- divided Into two districts. Distrit No.
tion to own an automobile and where 1 comprises the city of Laurens. Dis
is he or she who is not willing to work trict No. 2 comprises all area outside
to realize that ambition. These ques- the city of Laurens. The winner of
tions will be answered when The Ad- the first prize may reside either In
vertiser's great automobile voting District No. I oi No. 2. The winner
contest gets under way. The contest- of the second prize must be a resident
ant who works hardest and persuades of the opposito district from that in
his or her friends to work hardest is which the winner of the first prize
going to prove himself or herself the lives. The winer of the fourth prize
one deserving to win. Turn over to will therefore be a resident of the
another page and see the. full particu- (istrict with the winner of the first
lars as to how the contest will be run piize and the winner or the fourth
and the requirements for entrance in- jrize must be a resident i the same
to the race. district as the winner of tle second
Imiedliateiy after the oflicial an- prize. This division of the county into
nouncement of the great contest, In- (istricts Is to assure all an equal
terest was manifested in many see- showing In the contest. Residents of
tions of the county. This week, how- District No. 1 may solicit sitlbscrlptIns
ever, is expected to be the banner int No. 2, and No. 2 residents cal so
week for contestant-, to enter and by li-itin No. (dist;yth. iy other words,
next Wednesday the contest will be a fny contestant way solicit subscrip
well under way and the manager ex- tions anywhere lie or she pleases.
peels to lavo-thie list of nominations eotestots are reminded again
largeas children. I
umnted. The first. list of that renewals o ol te ci lcount ai
contestan ts wVith their relative stand- paying Int of distc (i cts.mit just as
log will be publ ished onl that (laly, moh1 as new sheity o Lptions. As old
What else Is being Iffered II addi- 1subscritions are oen easier to se
tion t(o thle Fo rd til tomlobi Ic? Tbhroe ,u itte thanl mIt(,% one's, conites tan ts woldl
other Valuable prizes. The Second dt well to devot their geatest ner
pirize Is at hianidsomie $100 talking Inia- gies to those who hav~e beeni iliiliers
(dl in with $25 worth of records. The oif The Advert isei' family before, And
Advertiser did not wish to give n prize roniemi tier that
fu 'thie~ X pndit i ~c f . *~ istric No.stor io.c2 The inner
hat (oilh not lie i ti i d With1o01uta t e sbeco rize dmusnt hab en ti have
thie wnoney on is person at the ir tie
added the recordls. Tl'hesel mav be s e- you see in, ask him when he wiz
teeted. The third prize Is a $50 gold have it d r ret rn ait that life. lie
ate, handsome, duirnoatile awl Ilii-to- wilt ze glad to pay ie to hetp ou
dlate pi every pabairelsit. It alone is nita.
worth the effort thlt majority of the And reme ber further that ehe Ad
candidiates wil Iliiely put forward. Vertisr is a "Cash-in-Advance" paper
It Is a 21 jewel I lamilton watch and thereore subscriptions are top
with a ever -yar gold case. The hosed to be Paid iN advance. If the
ourth prize will be $25 i gold, subscriber i behind, ask him to pay
real T. S. oney. the total money his arrears anwl also a advance ty
value of all the prizes Is thus nigh ox meat.
(I.NTLEMi:N O1F TiHlE .JUII1Y. 14A1'INS lE IN IA'rrENIIAN('f.1
Ful esson haoh ( lit of n onations iiuePeetmefLinos(int
lagly augened.rs The0 firs litn hihofo i(i~lr t(rew
hone.nt wuith. their.rlliat.vMisstiando
in wilalea wubithed coniei that day. ~arenilb, i iil oltahr
hay, oemse sj.n difered in addi
li s ben adetha ths trm ~'i 1stici irenwNoo itrid and ate ods,
list f juors or te fst wek: ionsl anywhereh o shbevil i pleas
dresq. esaing tpro lese u ont thanfro anyo
tin to thei For autome bile The hue othaer thre contestantwol
other aluabl D.izes The'wd se.n do eahr welre eortedei gratest fnrm
chin wit $25worh ofrecods. Th fsh AdvrtiSperaig eforhe. Aetng
Artiserddntws.ogv leaemmbt at pritleyone, s. Ifryde
thatfc~o-l'no be utriedn wih.u a. tfi fuburer doengthen tu~oa
lfudThro expendituore, .f moey Mson stemed onura hbyron the timewoo
adedlh eods hs ayb o teaes 'him s foloing where pewent
.ece. Thaey thir .ri. Dais. a $0ssrsav I. nd retunson. tha tim. He~f
wChnC Jnsm, dra ban. p-o Wilson be gla tol"eay u" T. helpyou
worthfthtoeffoT. tha Canjoy of issesn reme r fIuter, thatche Adc
ckidate aloie,y Cut Sowar. vertiserlisa "Cash-in-Advanoc pape
Cros ai 21 jee kamito wath. lind thl uertfoe Clasrtions, Margasu
wiha. .A l:o-yer .Told caseii. Tet oscdatobeid inbc advnoe Ifth
SouthvaprizA.w.ll ue , .i gold isoncrbe Nisabehind askl imetrta
Stea, . S.~ moeyk. Trtotamne isarrsndloandvneay
value of al thecarize is Ihuscnghmon ment
ENLEMns TI E Jat'lY. LAMrENS. Ir, .IN. lefTsEveaday.
Fal. Jesn of. ory b oughtontoea Iag for ynhrg of. weren lieunvty
thWitlastnen wis eek nr ofvent-ma.eisg ShoadTuarhers intheenwtood
tuihue nReyRie.Te lfr Spreservng meliatn. Mr.s Wirbyos
he ept in sno the stblsfo ruedb ofriend reret veryo uchrvtor snd hi
(otsodmown, Pewhcnee the .\lon.e .ave thmer yfu ih shool tmchse
fedrwo wek.The inerlowngs. thessinchers wer reen ofro endeavn
Preparations Are Well Under Way for
the Big State Meeting to be Held
Here Next Month.
The meeting of the Christian En
deavors, in which representatives from
every society in South Carolina will
take a part, will he held in LAurens
November 5th to 7th. and great pre
parations are being made to make the
meeting a most successful one. It is
expected that from two hunldred to
four hundred delegates will come to
the meeting and the committee on
homes is working daily to complete
arrangements for their entertainment.
While the meeting here will be- held
in the Presbyterian Church, the dele
gates are not all of that denomination.
in fact the society is interdeniomina
tional and for that reason the commit
tee is expecting to ask inembers of the
other churches in L4iurens to help in
the entertainment of the visitors.
WhIle homes for mllost have been got
ten there are a few still to lie Ilaced
and the comi It tee will visit other
houseke.qpers this week.
The session this year will be a rath
er short one an( the program is so ar
ranged that little time will be left for
social enterftinments. In Yfaet the
iresident of tlie Stat~e society, Mr. Wy
at raylor of (olunbia, has made ftle
program seuli a full one that the bus
iness sessions will lie practically con
tinuous. tihus preventing the social
events that the Laurens people would
like to have for the visitors. To all of
the meetings memibers of all churclies
are cordially in vited to come. The
prominent and entertaining speiikers
that are to lie present give full assur
anie( that each mleeting will lie mllost
instrutelive and entertaining.
Amoig the prominent iten who will
lie present for the meeting are: Karl
1A4hmaln .1, Southern Field Secreta ry of
the Endeavors, Dr. .1. 0. Ileavis, the
well-known minister, Dr. K. (. Finiley,
the proiniieit Coluthia pastor. Dr. T.
W. Sloan of Greenville and mla ny o01
r leaders In clh1ch work.
'The lull sic for file neetings will be
furnished by tle coibined cioirs of
lie various I auri lens chuii rches. They
have alred yI, beguni lractice and tle
mui isicalI progral proilises to be a de
lightful feature of thoe occasion.
FINE AlE E' TING ('hOSE).
lieivi-i Serlees at the First Iaptist.
('huarc h ('losed Last Tulirsda3.
The lievival services tlat were lie
ing held in the First Haptist church
closed list hu'I'li rsaly night \'fitl an un
usually tine sermon by Dir. .1. L. Whlite
of Atlanta who has been assisting the
pastor, Rev. M. L. lawson ii these
services. 'Tlese special services were
held in the Baptist ciuah for about.
teii days and were productive of a
great amuounat of good to the town aniid
country around. Dr. White hamndled
his many subjetes in a masterly way
and hiis deep religious convictions ani
sincerity of manner won for him a
warm place in the lieirts of Laurens
lieoile. As a result of this meeting
twenty-foum new mlclebrs werie addt~ed
to the clhurchl rolls liy ha iifi smi a nd
seveirahlithers biy let ter and restora
A lDeplorablde .\('elent.
T ittle W ytWfod h rgt
littli4 son of Air. and NIirs. J1. A. \\'ot'
ford, met0 with a distrtessinag accidenI
whleni on W\ednesday iiight bast his lef't
eye was pierced b~y an arrow shot biy
his siveyea'ir old birotlier, dlestn-yogi
thle sigh t. Lyint is now in thei hiospit al
at Greeniville whlere lie is get I ini on as
well as could be expected. Thei family
has the sympiathly ot' all In this awfual
enlait y t'IhatI hias comei so '1 al y to
thieir' lbright eyed little hioy.
"Ei Git IE.\lT 3IA T('lI"
P'o~ilar i 31t ro PI'eire With Ii Il ~ne
o) lhe iat the Opera llouse Friday'.
.\la nager Sw it zeri of thei Opiera iilous'
PIc'ture Show, annlouces for thiis F'ri
day thle welI-kiiowii Metro0 picture
"1lfer Great Match" feat uring Gal
Kane, an actress whlo has starred most
sulccessfully in many lictutres. Theli
pictue' for this Pridlay Is considered
one oif her most remuarkable successes
and1( wherever shown has priovecd a
wvinner. Trho play, by the well-kcnown
uthor Clyde Fitch, is a stik ingly In
resting drama with five acts of
to chung sentiment and gripping sit ua
tioi . The first show wIll begin at 2
o'clo k and each show will last one
and c-half hours. The prices of ad
missi nanr' 5 and 10 cents.
Splendid Exhibits and a
PRONOUNCED BY SOME
AS THE BEST YET
Exhililts In 1m14)e Depart.mnits Ex.
Ceeded Those of Former 'vart
while Other Departrments. Pollldy
Lacking in Nuilmers, Excee(ei(d in
Another ile stone has been passed
by the Laurens County Fair associa.
tion. This year's annl exhihilion
held In IMIe Gar-lington leadow l-"rilay
was in mlliuty respects the suiKe! to
Past e.hibitions and nearly all "o!er
respect5s equal to those of otiher n'a
Thel( crowd, though -omnwhat :de
thani last year, was an ('fntllla -11(
and interested ol1 1n(d doubtIIP!m ;a
great deal of good was derived from.
the exhibits by those who at te-led.
The weat her conditions early in the
morning, when prospeCtlve a(ttt:ilant4
rfrom a distance would naturlly he
getting ready to leave their homles,
was not favorable and in solno ;
lions of the coity a slight shou .r of
rain fell. The threatening weaivher. it
Is thought, kept, mnany people( aiway.
Ilowever. though the early lolr I''o
hazy and damn p, the clou(ds soon ,I vo
way to tile sunshinte and a bont itll
day was provided by the weati'e' mall.
The I)oltry (epartillent was I ros1
ally good tills year. The nul'r o0
birds was larger than pirevious :how.
and the grade was higher. Indh. tho
kiudges had great difficulty in p dug
the honors where they belonpe f'
particutlar Interest in this delpar ;nt
was a d'splay of pure blooded 1i1on
by the Carolina PIgeon lPlant, qi
loll. Their exlibit, beautiiIlly ; : .
'd, n;as the ''ltefr of an a'! -I
crowd aII I di 'ing the day aini :. n
'orn1pliment. were p lased o'ir ' n. -
5omelk, birds. They look blue rib - n
cvery c'lass entered, llillcludill
lilalux's. .lono!ies anld Malti ''
shles taking the prize for tIhe ie(
illay. The Caitpines of Mr. I
Spinks were greatly admir-ed.
other displays Were equally cr1
The belleh shov, lin der( the
tion of Messrs \Vason and O"': 'ik.
had numerouls exhibits and t '
we're sulrrouinded dting the (ill.
by hinters mnd all lovers of doue an..
In thae cattle departmnlult, Me. I It.
AI. and 0. S. Ilhi, of Cross Ib. ('-.
eived imany compliments on Ith r 6n'
Polled Dlu rham lull. MI r. Ge I ' I '1 !
had a splendid disp lay of It. Iins
aind Mr. .1. 1). W. Watts of Ay; '*.
There were oth1er spled1id xh. ;
this depalrIt ment. In tIhe swW d
partllent iM . T. (;. Ilughe . of I; -: ,
Spartl u 111rg coniy, had a fl!,- dr
bodal 1w.ighbingl'' (ve i-hP oI
2li'llted tile attent1Y1 i n a s 4'hu
:aalir ('' ''ws w eghigt . ro
bouyns..\esr l'hn the Me'a
1211. D.aStywarg ahfo had ered'u
hiit laese. nthlet atrisbe -'
partm0 etu.\r. .l. ii W s \ i-Its .a
Mis. hathN havinel l fin a x( 0 is.
(lenl has ndal yars bu1 t 1 te.
at higher 121 oThe t'hi'it fro i
thati this depar1i1t 1n1en werei 1~l
lally larterthy, th. eaMes
ll and Mrinsg'a a offnum r : IC
ainew1001 fature. This wIasci el -(I
Mrs.ly. hi~ E1. (Ifple and5 Mr1's *
Anesisont liei depa11rtment
ellel hndledandht:- brod ed l
aottr 1ctIe pat le lethel fai.C I i'I 11
lhaties deparmgtmlnt ll b1( igolls e'
1n e scol01a. et
van Isnd MIs may ha:t aiveryl ~ 1 i
cty oliy dihoo faticiworIn l kel
bgTaei fron m Daugtr hoad . h