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VOLUMEl XXXI. LAURE3NS, SOLT~ii CAROLINA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27,1915.NUBR1
,FROMI IHE COUNTJY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many People
All Over the County and to Those
Who have 'left the Family Hearth.
Stone and Gone to Other States.
CItOSS HILL NEWS.
Cross 11111, Oct. 25.--Dr. G. F. Klugh
talked to the school children Friday
afternoon on the subject of hygiene.
His talk was simple and very prac
tical, giving a number of rules and
observations by which we may pre
serve the health of the body and thus
lengthen or luives and . inbrease the
power of the mind. This ws the sec
ond of a series of lectures fo' the ben
eilt of'thc school children.
Messrs Simmons' Pinson of 'Furman
and James Guthrie of Wofford spent
the week-end here with their home
' Mr. B. A. Wharton has the best
garden of collards we have seen, and
this is saying a great deal for there
are many-splendid gardens of collards
cabbage, and turnips in this section.
Mr. Wharton has some collards which
measure frtom four to five feet across
and are high in proportion. His g er
den contains four or five hundred f
these winter plants.
- Mr. J. E. Griffin has manufactured
'hearly eighty gallons of fine syrup
from his acre of big texas cane. le
thinks the syrup is excellent. He has
promised to send us a mess of it and
when he does we will tell you all
irs. 'Lettle Wileutt of Greenwood,
after spending a m6nth or. more here
with her grandson, Mr. J. R1. Wileutt,
returned home last Tuesday. Mrs.
Wileutt is nearly one century years of
age and is still quick and aetive both
in 'body and mind. She has many rela
tives and acquaintances in this, her
native county who rejoice with her
in her good health.
Miss Erice Lonor of Due West is
sponding a few weeks here with her
sister, Mrs. W. E. Griffmn.
After. spending the summer here
with her daughter, Mts. D. A. Whar
ton, Mrs. Hart, we understand will
return to her home In Jacksonville,
Fla., this week.
Itey. W. D. Ratchford returned Sat
urday morning from Rock Hill where
attended the annual meeting of the
ath Carolina Synod.
Rana.n, Oct. 25.-Miss Margie Hold
er of Green Pond section spent last
Saturday night with Miss Edna Owens
Mr. and Mlrs. Dunk Nesbitt and
friend of Piedmont spent th~ first of
last week visiting Mr's. Izszie Cheek,
and Mrs. TI. 1i. Mahon, ' -" ..
Idiss Allie flabb, and Mir. Ilouston
hahh after spending the summer in
Asheville, returned to their homes last
Mtr. Solomon Mahaffey of Eden sec
tion spent Wednesday night with Mr.
Mrs. IRebecca Owvens visited Mrs.
-Emilyv Woods of Eden section Tuesday
Mrs. Lize Check spent several
(lays last week with Mrs. Anna WVest
of Poplar Slpring section,
Mr. A. P. Nicholls, Misses Bonnie
andl Lucia Nichols of ihountain Inn.
were vlsitLinzg in t his and Friendship
section Sat urday antd Sunday.
A numiiber of the TRabun people at
tended thle circus in G reenv'1Il Saitr
Miss .eonovee Bahhb and brother, Mr.
Grady of Eden sectilon, visited Miss
Edna Owens and brot her, Walter Ow
ens, S.aturiday, night and Sunday.
Mr. Stewart Mahon and family of
Eden section visited Mr. anid Mrs.
Claude Mahon Sunday.
Mr. Lee Chapman and family of
Fountain Inn attendled pre'achinlg at
The farmers in this section are very
busy picking cotton and liens.
Dials, Oct. 25.-Mr.' and Mrsg WIT
11am (Gray of Grmay Court, and airs. W.
P. Childr'ess nd Mr. and Mrs. James
(ontinuad o n Pnare Five.)
DR. W. LAWRENCE BAILEY
DIED LAST WEDNESDAY.
Prominent Young Physician of Coro
naca, Native of This County Died
Mr. T. Lawrence Bailey, a promi
nent physician of G'eenwood county
practicing in Coronaca, died suddenly
at his home last Wednesday. His death
followed shortly after that of his fa
ther, W. Frank Bailey, iyho was buried
near Clinton only last week. Dr.
Bailey was forty years old and until
the day of his death, had not showed
any signs of Ill-health. Wednesday
about noon he was found in an uncon
scious condition by his wife, the )aiy
sicians summoned stating that his con
dition was the result of a stroke of
paralysis. lie died Wednesday night,
only a few hours after the first stroke
Dr. Bailey has been successfully
practicing his profession in Coronaca
for several years. le was a native of
Laurens county, having been born and
reared in the Lisbon section of this
county. He was forty years of age.
Besides one brother, Dr. T. IL. W.
Bailey of Clinton, he is survived by
his wife, who was Miss Annie Giles of
Greenwood, and one little son. The
funeral services and burial were con
ducted in Greenwood last Thursday.
Dr. Bailey was well known in Lau
rens where he had made many friends
who join with his family in mourning
his early passing. le was a man of
many tidmirable traits, a physician of
the highest type and withal, one whom
many here and in his adopted town
admired and respected.
MI'SICAL COMIEDY NEXT WEEK.
"The marriage of Kitty" Wi be in
Opera House Next Thursdaf' the 4th.
The Marriage of Kitty, a delightful
musical comedy will be presented at
the Opera House next Thursday, Nov.
-ith. The presentation Is by Leland
Webb who is supported by the famous
star Miss Julia Bates and her company.
The play comes with an unusually
good reputation and pronises to he
one of the best shown anywhere in
this slate. A feature of the perform
ance is the beautiful electrical effect
produced with itle carload of beautiful
cenery that accompanies the show.
"TlE SOUL OF A WOMRAN"
Is the Title of the Next Metro Plcture
at the Opera House Friday.
Manager Switzer of the Opeom
House Picture Show announces for
next Friday, the regular Metro pic
ture day, the inspiring allegorical
study "Destiny" or "The Soul of a
Woman". Miss Rmuily Stevens, the
eminent New York star will play the
leading role, which in itself assures
those attending of. one of the most
entertianing pictures ever shown in
Laurens The play is prosented in
five thrilling reols.
A Big Potato.
Mr. F. F. lellams, who lives a few
miles in the country, left in The Ad
vertiser office several (lays ago, one
of the largest sweet otatoes ever
seen by Thue Adivortiser's garden edi
tor. Though it wa not the largest
"ever", It was thie largest seen this
season. Whleun welied in one of the
stores in town, af'ter' having dried out
ai bit, it tipped0( thle sea les at 11 pounds
and a few ounces. .\r. lIeldlamus tells
an amusing tale in con nection withi
thle big potato. His little hoy was
sent out to the potato '"patch'' to
g*.bble enough foi' dinner' with a
dirie w'arin g nt to bring back any
"st rings"'. It seems that th le kid had
been a little careless before in se
lectinug "r mipie" hills and his '"ha uls"'
had bee'n small. Th'lis time, howvever,
with th le wvordls of hiis mother inigingi
in his ear and with a thought of the
berea fte cin i case lie disobeyed, lie
sought out one lill that looked to
himii to lbe ''ovei'done"'. lie lit it
right. After' diggiing with his hiands;
and then with a big stick andi~ then1
with other Iinmplememts, lie finualhy
landed thle iminster 'lear' of thle
g ro ud and, with a prou d and irelieved
look on his face, i'eturned to the
house conscious of a deed( wvell donie
andi of a .confile't avoided. Since thle
Iiotato) was bi'ough t to Thle Adlvemrtiser
(ofice, reaideris will iiniderst and t hat
the kid had to go back to the garden
Spartanburg, Oct. 24.-Hobert Me
10lroy, the Gr'eer ladl heldl ini jail here
on (lie charge of being an accessory
befoi'e thme fact in connection with 1he
su1iide of Annie Glenn at Greer' two
weeks ago, was released on ball of
$1,000 yesterday afternoon.
SPECIAL $25 PRI
Who Will Turn In The Moi
Special Prize of $25 Cash Offered to
tions between Today and Saturda
This is Open to All Contestants.
The Advertiser publishes today a
list .of popular Laurens county men,
women and children who have entered
or who have been nominated by
friends for the great automobile con
test. With each mail comes a fresh
batch of nominations, so by the end
of this week it is expected that the
roll will be longer than that of any
contest ever before conducted in this
c 'mty. The stupendousness o' the of
fer which The Advertiser has made in
this harvest year of 1915 has aroused
unprecedented interest in every sec
tion of the county and those who are
wise will take advantage of the oppor
tunity to realize on it in a substantial
way. Subscribers to The Advertiser,
willing and waiting to help those in
their respective communities, are
doubtles holding back their subscri -
tions to aid that one who first ap
proaches them. The season's harvests
have been rich so far and the collec
tion of subscriptions, when properly
urged, should be an easy matter.
The 6ontest manager wants to repeat
what he has said about the relative
value of old and new subscriptions.
Where a subscriber is nlready in ar
rear's and wishes to pay up to the
present, his subscription is just as val
uable in votes as if he were a new sub
scriber. In fact, since he is already
a subscriber or the pa or and knows
how valuable it is to -i and his fain
ily, it ought to be ;ier to collect
from him than from one who has not
hitherto been on the list. Therefore, a
little hint to all the contestants and
one which the wise ones will doubt
less heed,--see the "old hirds" before
striking the new ones. It is often the
case that several dollars may be se
cured from an old subscriber for ftr
rears aid advance su bgri pt tos in the
same time that it would take to col
leet one dollar from a new subscriber.
Read the contest advertisement on
another page. You will note that we
will give a cash prize of $25 to the
contestant turning in the most money
on old and new subscriptions by Sat
urday afternoon. November Oth, at
5 o'clock. This special contest be
gins today. By this special race, any
one who has not yet entered the race
is given the opportunity to try for this
cash prize and at the same time make
a beginning for the big prizes. Re
member, that the race is Just begun
and the one who enters today has a
plenty of time in which to win. Note
the territory from which the contest
ants come. If there is no one busy
in your neighborhood, get husy your
self for subscribers are there or ought
to be. In either case, the opportunity
is yours to col leet many subscriptions.
D o not forget the prizes. Look in last
week's pa per- automobile, grapho
phone, watch, cash.
Now, a little a bout su bscri ption
hlanks. 'The contest manager has a
full supply of' subscript ion blanks on
hand and~ will mail them to suibscri!h
('r' iiimmtedilately u poni req uest. As soon
as anty conte(stalnt's sutpply is nearely
ex hauisted, lie or she shiouldl sendl at
once for more. They are pitt up in
('iconeninly 1bound1( books anid arue
easy to handle. The tuse of tese hooks
will prevent any con fiSon, (it her on
thle part of thle conitestanit, thle sitb
siriberi or thle contest. man uager. It. is
Sl10OTi'iNO N i ll OWl NG.
(nrap Oiim11 Amtonig Negroes Endiis upi in
thle Usuial Mannier,
11h1( F'letchter is in at hosital inl
G.reentvi lie, Jolt iiiiil is wea ritng one
armlt ini a sling andu P'lummer P'insont is
in the counity .jaill( charged withi senditng
11h1( to Grieenvillhe and .lohin to the
i!!g. A! ili thre are negroes an hii e
fore thte shoot injg were testing t heir
hick an id skill ini a cia p game tip neari
Owings station. P'inson andl Fletcher
st aited a quarrel and( wvhen the formi
to) iat. them, in the tiring that follow
cd lietchter received a bullet in his side
attd Iliil was woutniled in thle arm. imi
mtediately after the shooting Deptity
SherilT Volumbus Owings wvent to thte
scene and1 arrestedl Pinsen,. bringing
him at nn1 o tn hn countyo jail.
ZE FOR HUSTLERS
it Money By Saturday Af
the One Turning In the host Subscrip.
y Afternoon, November 1th, at & O'clock
patricularly urged upon contestants to
fill out these blanks with care, putting
the correct address and stating wheth
er the subscriber is an old or now one.
Please be careful about these details.
Contestants are reminded that hard
ly one seventh of the subscribers to
The Advertiser live in the city of Laul
rens and therefore residents of the sec
ond district have an equal opportunity
with those of the first district. In fact,
since contestants may solliet in either
district, there would be no advantage
for cither district even were contest
ants restricted to their own territory.
in a contest, like every other enter
pise, oganization is going to tell. IEach
contestant should interest friends in
all parts of the conity in their race
aid have them put in work for them.
1Everyone has at least a friend or so
who would gladly pay them for a
year's subscription to The Advertiser.
In most cases, the subscription Is go
ing to be paid anyway at some lime or
anothc t and they would I.jst as soon
pay it now, while they are enabled to
hee p a friend by so doing. Watch for
the organized contestant!
And, always remember, when in case
of doubt or trouble, call on the contest
If you have not already entered. en
ter today. The nomination blank, en
titling you to 1,000 votes, and the cou
pon, entitling you to 25 votes, are
found in another column of this pa
Vote to 5 O'(lock P. M. Tuesday, Oct. 26
Miss Louise Dean, Mountville, . .1,000
.iss Ora Powers, 4turens. .. 100
Mr. Clyde Teague, Mout iville . 1,000
.\ir. st on Nfdilock, Foiuntain Inn -1,025
M\tr. Jim Miller, Watrloo .. .. ..1.000
Mr. Frd (h1 bert sonl. \\aterloo ..1,000
.Iss tSarIah Cooper, Waterloo ..1,02.5
.\Miss Maiie Miller, \aterlooi ..1,0 2 5
.\Miss Enila Smith, Laurens . ..1,000
Mr. Wash Jones, Ware Sioals ..1,000
.ir. Geo. Anderson, Waterloo ..1,000
Mr. W. Ii. Ilailton, Laurens ..1,000
Leontard Owings, Owings ......4,050
Wad 11111, Owings.. ........4,075
Miss Iilla Templeton, Owings ..1,000
hlrs. !E'llen Stoddard, Owings ..7,025
Miss Etta Brownlee, Gray Court 1,000
Miss Ruth Martin, Gray Court. .1,000
Miss Delulah Curry, Gray Court, 1,000
Miss Mae Roper, Gray Court ..4,025
Misn Eva Teague, Watts Mill ..1,000
Miss Gallie Brownlee, Gray Court 1,000
Miss Emma Harris, Gray Court 1 000
Mrs. F. W. ,Mahaffey, Gray Court 400(
Miss Martha Wolff, Gray Court. .1000
Miss Deth Mitchell, Mountyjlle 1,000
Miss Dot Fuller, MountviIlg.. ..1,000
Miss Marie Mahon, Gray Court 1,800.
NI Iss Sarah iunlap, Laurens ..10,576
NIrs. Victor Weatheiis, Lautrens 13,224
Mirs, J. A, Wofford, "Aunt Kate"
Alber't Dial, ('ross 11111... .. .. .000
Iianrley Waddell, Ofa .. .......1,000
.\irs. 11. II. Todhl, lauttrens . .9,000
W~illiam I iopkints \oor'ehead,
(l'oidrille .. .... .. .... sr,050
\ i ss Martie .\laddlen I aurentO IS . .-I ,07'
.\hiss .\lay lh-lle GaLrrett, Laurtens; .1,0511
1R. Mace I.anton(, (bray ot'mt. .7,051
.\iiss Flora.' itnnett, 1,auirents . .1I,000
\Mr. ,lint Lewis, ILaitrns M\ill . .1,0001
M\r. J1. L. Da;gnall, i.:aurents MilI 1,000
l awt'enc(e Pit Is, Laritrens.......-12,02
Frankt ito. Wri'i'kht W is Promtotiont.
Frank (I. Wright, a L~auretns-New
herryt', boy, wh ose preseni tru i'l e1L x
prtess messenger is bet weeni AtlIan ta
and Washington, 1). ('., htas beent pro
m totedl to) a bi et' runi at ani increa'LsCed
salary. Ieginning November 1st, his
York. lie and( Mrs. Wr'ight will live
in Cha rlot te. 'Ther rise (of (this yotuntg
man htas been rapitb. It is gratifying
to his mtany l'rinds here.-- -N(ewherrty
ler'ald and( ''ews.
PIc'ks Pe('k's Pocket,
A 1,0Icpo'ket icked1 NIr. Peek's
1''cket thIt s moni ng atndl secuired NI r.
Peck's pocketbook cottainuing On in.t
onte bill. P'olliee otileer's were imtme
dilately notilled and every effort was
made to appr~iehendl the slick thIief.
Nit. Peck is a well knowvn citizen
of the Clifton No. 2 miil vicinity.
LOCAL ARATEURS IN
"HIVE AND MEN"
A Romantic Comedy In Four .Acts to
be Staged al the Opera House Next
Wednesday Nov. 3rd, at 8:80.
After several weeks of strenuous
practice a company of local amateurs
will be ready next Wednesday night,
November the fourth, to present to an
unusually large audience, that most
entertaining romatic comedy "Mice and
Men". This feature attraction will be
staged at the Opera House and will
'begin promptly at the hour specified in
the contract, namely, eight thirty
The following is the east of charac
lark Embury ....j... . . Fewell
Roger (Goodlake . .James H. Sullivan
Capt. George Lovell .. .. W. E. Meng
Sir larry Trimblestone
Dr. R. E. Hughes
Kit llarniger ..........Alison Lee
Peter ...... ..C...harles Fleming
.loanna oodlake, Irs. .lames Sullivan
Mlrs. Deborah . . . . Miss Rlebecca )ial
Peggy ..N........Aliss Annie Simpson
Alolly ........liss lIelen Sullivan
fleadle, .\lari'ton fnd others.
'I'le aforemien tioned line-til is sif
eilent assu ra nce Ithat tihe play is go
ing to be a delightfully rendered one
and as entertaining as any that has ev
er been shown in Laurens. The play
itself is one that has attracted the fav
oralIe coiient of every critic of any
note. While the play is built around a
subject cominli in present-day novels,
the unique method of Its handling in
"Mice and Men" has made the play
one of international renown. There
fore, combining the quality of the play
as a play and tle admirable histrionic
talents of the members of the east, any
one will conclude that the perform
ance next Wdcnesday is going to he an
The play is being given for the ben
etit of the schools of the county, the
eliire net Iprceeds going towards that
cauise. The iprices of adinission are 25,
3- and r. ellts. Res'prved seats VilI be
placcd ol sale at an early date.
OWINUS FL,ORAI SO11W.
The 'l'enti Aninal Exhibd~itinl b he
Ifchi Frblay, Novembewr 15th.
The Advertiser has received the
preniumn list for the Tenth Annual
Floral Show to be held at Owings on
Friday, Nov. 5th. The show this year
promises to exceed in magnificence
any of the previous ones, though all
have been most successful. Prizes
will be offered this year for chrysan
themams, both single and In bunches,
roses, single and In bunches, ferns,
geraniums, and designs and collee
$,ons. * In addition to the floral show
t'Dey have arranged a fancy work de
'j'artment in which many prizes are of
?eredTgr the best piece of work.
*Thioy arc making great prepara
tions for a large crowd and an enjoy
able time is proinsed for all these
who attnild. Both dinni' and supper
can be bought on the grouids.
e lHes 'Nupper at (ray..
'i'here w ill be a box-sii pper at (1 r'ay'
schoolhouse on Fr'ida~y night. Novemi
be r SthI. TIle prlocee'(ds of the siipper
will go to thle School Iinmprovemn t
atsso('intIion. E'veriyone is or'd iaIlly in
.Kr . T,' (G. 11ouhcs Iikc lly P'leased wit h
.\lr. W't. I). lDyrd, Pre'tsident of the
l~iiurens ('ounlty Fairi Association is in
r'eceilit of' a le't er from .\r. TI. (.
tinily thanks the' ass~o(iat*in for the
fine day here fair day andl ini which lie
hiighliy Iurais thet fair ats an e'xcI!
lent lieanis of adver'tis'ing stock. lie
sta tedl liat as a resiult of hiis d isplay'
In'ere lie has rived '.id 10.001 worthi of
orderst for' hi's jigs. It will be rem'nem
herieid the t .\i 1 l'tighes was the owne'r
oft the t Iwo) immensei0 hogs oin dlisplay
at thie falir. ene weiolhing 1l.',0 pounds
andii t'e 'i' ' 7l Ilounlds. .\i'. Byrd
eX ire'sses hi ims' l1f as hiigh ly pleased at
th 'atn of th" faiir's succ'tess and
h)o)'thr~t pext. year mtore Laui'cns
cm. 1; fat'm ers w'ill t ake ad'van tage of
t his e'xceptionial ('hancl(e to adlvert ise
Rev. I. N. Kenn(edy of Or'a, will
lireach at Waurrior Crecek next Sa bb~ath
October 31st, at 3 o'clock. Everybody
Member Board of Charities
and Corrections Here.
UNFIT COUNTY JAIL
DUE TO BUILDING
M4r. A. 1). Oliphant, Member of the Ie.
cently Inaugurated Board Slent
Monday antd Tuesday Visitin ('oun.
ty Jail, Home For The Poor auil tho
County (onvIct Camps. Makes
Strong Plea for the Correction of
AlTr. A. D. Oliphail, an agent ()f the
State 3oard of Charities and Correc
tions, spent Alonday and Tiesda y here
inspecting the local colinty jl, the
county hoime for the poor anI tlie sov
eral chain gangs over the county. In
sp eak ig to a re prese nt1.ative of The
Advertiser, lIMr. C!iiphnt spoke in an
in.piring manner of the work of his
board and gave many Instances of
the good that they have acconmipiished
and of the plans they have for con
tinuing the commendable work in
which they are engaged.
A 'r. Oliphant was most unfavorably
impressed with the local jail, con
deining it as one of the worst. that lie
has yet visited. Ile found, however,
much to his satisfaction, that a move
ment has been on foot for soi time
to remedy the evil and learned with
pleasure that Supervisor Humbert,
Sheriff Owings and the forenian of the
grand jury are making every effort to
remitedy the 'oni( .)s. The visitor
stated that the trou.:e was no. willt
the keeping of the bilIding but in the
"Diur inig tile last, three mont l'
have vIsIted the jails in 15 coi.w in
South Carolina, said Mr. () 1ant,
in .011on with 1W, t hre) (1' l-ve iC hier
Counties in which I Iuiv ' bn1 Lau
rens has a .iail Whhich is a mionumoent
to lan's inhumanity to man, brcause
it jeopardizes the .health of posonti
couin in tted to it by violating ca.rd inal
laws of sanitation. f will not say that
Iauirens has the worst (olinty jail I
have visited. The Jailw in soeit ()I lite
other counties I hav visited are had
en1ou1gh, so bad that I dislike to cow
pare them with the Laurens jail.
"Let me make it iebar at the outset,"
continued the agent of the State Board
of Charities and Ootrections, "that
Sheriff Owings is ro to be blained for
the fact that the Izurens county jail
approaches the Blaek Hole of Calent
ta in frightfuiness. The niserablo
conditions In the ,am are due to stiruc
tural defects In the Wilding foi' wvhic'h
the county, and not the oiliei' the
county havplaced in charge of- it, is
responsible. Ilad I found undesirahlo
conditions in the lAlIlrens jail which
your sheriff could have remnil-j i'd [
woldl~ ha~ve' gonC <tirect1ly to hima andl
asked hint to make tha' chanei, tell
ing him why I tought theiy shi h e
intade and1( how I tough the.\ .hould1)
be intade. As it is, I I ('hieve heifi'
Owint's is doing U.houit every hia
('nn to maitke the ('uty3 .jail hta7 rh.
"tisi ot' fundamnenfal imp:oraint' in.
has rnot bl(eln donio l.a thle laure:e
(onunty jai!, espj'ecialry in 1he ;('r:''s
of ii the'gro mten. In the stm: in
timles 1or weeks, there are [fi' wvin-.
dows, which are thlree fe'i\':h widby
v:Gr fit \f 1n negrIod male p -:ns
in your' jail, two of thtemt e'stlets
f'rrm one of the chlainiiang5.trdar
f'Oing 1reatment by -otte iot:iCt Ihyi
lood). Those two 5lick conieiI' >l:d
thle tour cells in thet negroi men'- tat
l'rs wlith the othier five regir. ine
(If which hadl whloop~ing coni' . Th
wo windows opieniing oinI! th .'rih
he (one window on I he touithi M;e of
of te jail uit tered WthL bo0r . TheO
elo.,. tea w indu'wsi I ,''anse pris
soits passintg along the t r'ee. Wh'len
I uas in the negr'o i10en's hlnatrirs at
the jail last Satuirday the sun w~as
sining briightly (outdoors, but In the(re'
It was dlark even in the ci)ridtors
aroundit the celt blockl, andl inside the
eoil block I found it necessary to
((on imnon Pane vai i