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XX I .-AlkE3NS, SO T Ado;N VVj r) ,,),v:A E: Vrm i P-,
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Figures takn from ihc
TAX INCREASE1: OVER
Tle I'ixahle i'Iroperty of Laiurenas
('o1,n11y is Iteu ized from Ailtor
Thomlpsonl's 'Annual11 A bstrnet, Show1
anl Increase for Collection .over
Nineteen Fourteen of Three Ihou
sand Dollars. Total 'Value of Pro
perty Seven aind Quarter Mlion.
The figures given below on the tax
able property of Ljurens county were
taken from Auditor .1. 1% Thompson's
annual aistract and show many inter
esting figure.; in regard to the county's
income. The books show an increase
of $16,263.00 in proplerty over the fIg
ures for 1914 and an increase for col
lection of $19,005.22 caused by an ex
tra state levy of one-half mill, or
dinary county levy of three-quarters
mill and one mill for roads and bridg
es. This also includes an increase in
the special school taxes of $2,201.58.
The figures given below were taken
from the abstract:
436.191 acres, value of land $2,435,350
3,879 buildings thefoon, value 262,560
2,027 lots, value ........ 327,710
1715 buildings thereon, value 684,840
Total value real estate .... $3,710,460
Total value personal 970,675
R. R., Express Co's., all
corporations ........ 2,661,034
Total taxable property .. ..$7,342,169
Taxes to he Colected.
For State purposes .. .. ..$51,576.24
For ordinary county purposes 27,533.13
For R. R. Ilonds . . . . . . . . 7,342.17
For roads and bridges .. .. 29,368.68
For It. It. bonds (Sullivan
Township) -...... 1,068.89
For constilutional (3) mill
For special and local school 38,301.58
For poll tax .......... 5,366.00
For dog tax ............1,385.00
For road (capitation) .. .. 5,761.50
Total for collection .. ..$189,729.70
An itemized statement of personal
2,075 horses .......... ..$83,605
6,779 cattle ...............64,220
5,084 mules ............216,570
588 sheep and goats ........ 525
3,070 hogs ............ 8,970
193 watches ............ 2,745
52 musical instrunients .. .. 21,290
5,580 vehicles ............97,930
2,770 dogs ..............13,850
Merchandise . ..... 171,065
Manufacturing ..).... ....375
Machinery and cotton mill 1,389.729
Mloneys and credits ......20,230
Other credits...... .. .. .. 11,350
H ouisehold Property .......181,655
Tlailroads .... ...........927.168
WV H I'I'E M!AN SHO'T BY NEGlROES.
3ir. Tomt Woodrusft haldly Wou ndefl In
Both Shuoulers Last Trhursday.
Mir. Tomi Woodruff, who lives on1
the 01(d .\osgl'oo. etil about five
miles from) innbi'(no, was shot twice
last T1hurasday by two negroes whose
nam~fes are coleman and Norman Car
1ls1e. It seems that several days pre
ylous~ to the shooting Mr. Woodruff
lad hadl some trouble with oneo of the
negroes andl Thursday, when lhe or
dered the two off his place while
huntinag, they opened fire, hitting Mir.
Woodruff in~ IWO places, onlce in each
shenler'. The wounds were ,at first
thought to he very serious but ac
cordIng to the latest .rep~orts the
wVoundeld man is r'apidly recovering
from the I jiurles.
Dep'uty hleriff Owens was notil
sooniE tef(eI. the shboting and qickly
left the city in an auto in search of
the~ a~g nom s. They had had a good
start though andl thesdeputy was uan
able to got any trace of thiem. So
far nothing has been heard as to their
whereabouts though conlst~nt - efforts
are being mazde'to get on the trail.
Oyster Suppor at Dfals.
There,will be an oyster supper at the
Dials school Friday night Nov. 19 for
the benefit of the sbhool, The public
is co'rd1ily invited.
laurenas Cr'u A ian Eudeavors Are
Gratefll for Lonal Asistaice.
At the meveting on lait Sun
day evenin og of the Cbrb-,tlan Ein
deav olt' 1 cy of the First Pres
byterian chu1i rch, rC;olutiois tlaik
in g the it ziis of Lau rens and
in particular the 1 hottseholders of the
otheri derpomutn. wer) 1.assed.
The 1 followVing Li tile text of the reso
Vlereas, the householders of other
denlomlinlation.4, dId ve:'y j-ertmally anld
generously opein their hnimes to, and
thereby assist us, in ent ertalinling' the
2(5 delegates recelfly with us, there
Ie it resolved by the Young Peo
piles Society of Christian Endeavor of
the First Presbyterlan church that our
thanks are due and are hereby ten
dered to all 'fricids who so willingly
assisted us in making the recent
State Convention a distinct su'cess.
The seriousness fof purpose, the en
thusiasin of the workers, the devotion
and ability of the leaders of this or
ganization,-all'enlisted under their
"For Christ and tile Church",
the church uilversal,-made a deep
Impress upon our community. May
the Master who said, "Inasmuch as ye
have shown kidness to one of the least
of these my brethren; ye have shown
It unto me" reward and keep you all.
Sue Dean, '
- Dals. Elichelberger,
. Strickler Rankin.
DAVIS FARM SOLD.
One of Laurens .Couity's Most Im.
proved Farms Sold at a Good Price.
Announcement was made several
(lays ago that the large farm of Mr. S.
J. Davis, had been sold to Mr. George
D. JVilson and sons, well-known resi
dents of tile Shiloh section ot this
county. The farm contains 2.17 acres
and brought around $17,000.00. The
property was tie home place of tie
late Capt. G. Wash Shell aid is one of
the finest and most improved farms in
the county. 'ile trade was Ilade
througil Mr. 13. M. Wolff, the real es
Correction in Tax Notice.
In the advertIsement of the county
treasurer, which has been runniig for
several weeks, a correction is made
this week lin the school districts of
Oakville No. 5 and Brewerton No. 7
by whigl the special tax levies for
those districts are made four mills, in
stead of three 1i111 as they have here
tofore appeared. Thj typhographical
error was overlooked until tills week,
when atteniJon was directed to it by
tile coulity treasurer,
At Princeton School.
The Improvenilt Association will
give a box supper at the schoolhouse
ol Wednesday evenilg, Nov. 2Itli, be
gilnilig at eight. o'clock. The public is
cordially invited to come11 andl bingl1
wvell fied l)ocketbooks. ''
D)E A'IT OF 31RS. W. F. B80t(0.
Spartanhurlg Lady41 Whow 11ad Many
Itelatives Inl Th'is C'ounlty.
Tile very sad news was received in
thle city le~st Wedn1esdlay of thle dleathI
at heor hlbine in Spartanburg, of Mlrs.
W. F. Ilobo, a greatly esteemled 5jar
tpanburg lady whlo has a large number
of relatives and~ friends in tis counity.
Mrs. 1101) wvas befor'e her marr'iage
Miss Fannie Sexton, a dlaughlter' of Mr.
Torn Sexton, a nlative anid resident of
1U11101 county. Siho leaves fouri daugh
telrs anid ene son and many otheri rela
tives gtnd friends whlo join ini sympa
thizing with the0 bereave? fiamily. Mr.
J1. 1). Sexton of this city was a cousin
of Mr's. Dobo and attendled thle funeral
ser'vices wh'iichl were held( in Spartan
burg 'last TIhursday. Mrs. Uobo was
a iyoman of many adirIable tr'aits
and( wvas muchl beloved whlerever' she
Made Fine Record.
G. ,4. Spinks, local agent for the
Carolina Life Ins. Co., of Columbia,
Is inl receipt of a chleck for' $25 award
ed to hlim as a prize for tile best r'ec
ord made by any of thle company's
agents during the past six months.
Mr. Spinks was competing against
nearly 400 other agents,.so the win
ning of the prize is no small honor.
Incidentally, this record Is an inhica
tioi of tl;e solid' business foundation
WHO WILL SPRd
The Advertiser'n Auto Cor
Now Where Every Subs
Conteprtant Needs the Sl
Who are Goiug to be th
lave you Hl!ed any of th' en'
test antse yet by paying You subserly
tion to The Adverilser? If you hav4
1ot, low lI the time, for the contes
is waxing farmher and warmer ever3
day and your favorite contestani
needs4 your aid. The special offer o
$25 to the coliesta.1nt sendIng in III
most. molley on old suibscriptions an(
renewals ends next Saturday after.
noon, Nov. 2'tli and consequently af.
fects you If you are in arrears. B3
paying up1) now, you not only got th<
satisfaction of paying your just. dues
but you have the pleasure also ol
knowing that you haVe' helped som<
one who is conducting a fight whicl
requires grit and get-nIp. There is c
scocnd prize of $15 in this offer, too
and the contestant who wins it will b(
The contestants have been "sawini
wood" and saying nothing this week
Very few of them have shhoWn up al
the contest office, but reports indicat
that they are putting in full tine or
the road. They haven't time to wast(
on the contest manager, when tler(
Is so much to be gained by going aftei
delln(luents and subscribers. Soi(
of then aFe getting real foxy now anl
are even fooling the contest managei
himself. There Is no telling what h
going to be sprung wh,]en the votes ar
co:nte(l at the end of the special vot
Ing period. Anyway, it behooves cv
ery contestant to he steadily at work
or if there is to be any surpris(
sprung the-advantage ia going to lay
with the contestant that springs it.
Nearly eery section of the county
is now being stirred with Interest in
the contest. The question is being
asked on every side "Who are you
supporting in the contest?" or "Won't
you support Po-and-so in the auto con
test?" or "save me your coupons" or
many other questions of like charac
ter. The Interest is getting at fever
heat and promises to grow until the
final climax during tie week preced
Ing the close of'the contest. The con
testant who awakens most interest In
himself or herself will be the winner,
for the sunpport of numbers will count
moro than the work of but one. So,
as the contest manager has A I- 'ged
fromP theo beginning, organize, organ
Contestants and solicitors arec re
iuested to be0 very creful about adI
liresses and tihe distinction between
oldi and new sublscr'Ibers. By mnakinug
earecful note of these things as piro
vided on the subhscriptionI binks,
muchl needless work and worry ('an he
A lecture will be glveh at. Trinity
Ridge school, the evening before
Thanksgiving, Nov. 2-1, from 7 to 8
o'clock, Tiho lecturer will be0 an
nloutlleed later'. FrdAi 8 to 10 o'clock
the Iminprovemfent association will
serve a hot suppller. Thell publ)1Ic ih
cordilally invited. No) admission wIll
be charged to the lecture.
Enltertlinmtenjt at (Aray Couiirt.
An entertainment'for the "01(1 anIC
young" will be given at the (Gra)
Court-Owings school 11ouse at 7:3(
o'clock Wednesday evening, Novembei
24th,.by tile ladies of thle school imi
purovement assocatlon, No on tranc<
fee will lie chlargedl. Oysters, ie ecrean
and cake will he sold'after thle enter.
tainment, thle proceeds to 1)e devotc<
to school needs.
Card of Thanks.
Mr'. and Mrs. A. W. Rhodes, (1esi1'
to express their thanks to thel:
friends and neighbors for their kind
ness during the long Illness of oul
brothor, Dowel, and may God's bless
lans bo with ns all.
StG T. SU-e?
ECSC. is Geons to) thev Sta'e
cripticr. is Couitiing and Each
.lpart of is or H-ier Frienid.
- . anC,' hid m ' If Irn
- ut as; to an adth1res or wlhe r the
811li~' lIJP l: aii 1(101 1( '010 Ilmk
suibscriber. is1 an od or. now onle, make1(t
t poin. of findill'1g out defllitely or
1111e no 11mris on the sllbc ptlon
blank at all. A guesS IIight cause
endls troubl ill the1( coultest m1anag
er's (elpartme0nt. (onte.taUts are al
"0 rev(Itiested to have all cleral work
- completed whenll they come to deposit
their sIbscritions and money. See
that your figures tally out before you
reach the office and then much work
may be saved to you and the manager
Vote to 5 O'clock P. It. Tuesday,
Miss Loulse Dean, Mountville . .1,000
Miss Ora Powers, Laurens .. .. 1,000
Mr. Clyde Teague, Mountville ..1,000
Mr. Eston Medlock, Fountain Inn 4,025
Mr. Jim Miller, Waterloo .. .. ...1,000
Mr. Fred Culbertson, Waterloo . .1,000
Mis sSarah Cooper, Waterloo . .4,025
Miss Manile Miller, Waterloo ..4,025
Mrs. Victor Weathers, Laurens 136,275
M iss 'ula Smith, Laurens . . . . 1,000
Mr. Wash Jones, Ware Shoals ..1,000
Mr. Geo. Anderson, Waterloo ..1,000
Mr. WV. It. Hamilton, 'Aturens ..1,000
Leonard Owings, Owings ....4,050
Wadd fill]. Owings ........1..4,075
Miss Jilla Templeton, Owings ..1,000
Mrs. E1len Stoddard, Owings ..7,025
Mrs. J. A. Wofford, "Aunt Kate"
haurens ............ ..97,350
Miss Etta Brownlee, Gray Court 1,000
Miss luth Alartin, Gray Court. . 1,000
Miss Beiulah Curry, Gray Court 1,000
Miss Mae Roper, Gray Court ..4,025
Miss .va Teague, Watts Mill . .1,000
MIss Sallie Brownlee, Gray Court 1,000
Ms Emnna Harris, Gray Court ',000
Mrs. F. W. Mahaffey, Gray Court, 4,000
Albert Dial, Cross 11111 .. .. ..136,000
Miss Martha Wolff, Gray Court. .1,000
Miss Beth Mitchell, 'Mountville 1,000
Miss Dot Fuller, Mountville .. ..1,000
Miss Marie Mahon, Gray Court 1,000
Miss Sarah Dunlap, Laurens ..10,575
I farley Waddell, Ora ........1,000
Mrs. 13. Rt. Todd, Laureri .. .. 139,475
Miss May 1elle Garrett, Laurens 6,350
R. Mace Ilangston, Gray Court ..7,050
Miss Flora lennett, Lkaurens . .10,000
William IHopkins Moorehead,
Goldv'Ille .. . . . . .139,050
Cla rece AlIbright, 1411urens ..12,025
Mr.* JIm Lewis, Laurens MIll . .1,000
Mr. .1. L. Dagnall, ILaurens MIII 4,000
MIss Marth~a Franks, Laurens 138,t75
Lawr'ence PIt ts, Laurens .. .....0.25
.11n5. 1". Ilarney, Laurens ...7,000
Gary' Culbertson, Waterloo . . . .1,000
E'dd E'lmnore, Waerloo..........I,000i
GayCnnnhm Waelo ...-0
lietturn~ed with New ('ar".
Messrs. Gibbon Traynham, L. D~oc
Swygert and EdwIn bLucas returned
last Wednesday from Atlanta, drivIng
throulgh in two new Hlaynes SIxes.
These cars were dlelivered1 to theIr new
owners$ at once, one to Dr. R1. Rl. Walk
or and one to Mess;rs Edwin lLcas
and 'T. I. Swygert. This makes the
fifth liaynes car 801ld to residenlts or
Laurens duitng the past two weeli s
and judging from the enthusIasm (11s
Illayed by the ow"ners, It is one of the
behst on the 1l0arket. Messrs. TI. Giba
hon1 T1raynh1am and( L,. D~oc. Swy'gert
have neOCeptedl the agency for these
ears In this terrItory.
F'oot BalT i~aday.
-On next FrIday afternoon at four l
o'clock the Lau rens H~igh School
football team wvIll play the S'partan
burg hIgh school teat) In (Garlington's
pasture. As tihe L.aurens teamn is
strong, this promlses to he an inter
eating garne. Th~e admtissIon fee will
-be 25c for adults; 10c for school 'cli1
Mrs. Foreuc is G illi Monroe, la *r
Amonie; the notablie vil'os In ! .:u
renarmnl thre v, ionw o N%.,:
tlimit tIlie ti upie o:stinction of he -
a real (iughtkr of tIhe Amerh-an 1V..
lu i 1n in ad . I Is ;n' t vo o
living in Amerie and I he onliy rel
laughte li tIllh e outh. The viitor
was Mrs. Francis (ri !i Monroe, a
dtiughter of Jose;Qph Grilin who foiught
with g1reat. valor thr1oughlout Ohw llvo-1
i11tnary War. While her father was
a native of Culpepper Counly, vir.
ginla, Mrs. Monroe was born in thi.4
state and has spent all of ler Ilife in
Laurens county. She is now a resi
dent of tihe lopewell section of this
coutinty, where she manages her own
farm with signal ability. Joseph
Grilin , her father, enli1stecd with the
Continental Army at the age of fifteen
and fought valiantly throughout tile
great war for American independence.
Mrs. Monroe is the youngest of twen
ty-one children and the daughter of
her father's third wife. She is 81
years of age, though from her lively
manner and the ateive part that she
takes In life she appears vOry muhil
younger. Sie is an Interesting talker,
pleasant and affable and as someone
has expressed it--"bright as a new
dollar". She has many children and
grandchildren living in Laurens coun
A PILEACHING MISSION.
To be Held In the Episcopal Church
Beglning Monday, Nov. 9th.
From Monday Nov. 29 to Sunday
Dec. 5, the Rev. Wilnot S. Holmes as
Missioner, will conduct a series of
services in the Episcopal Church
preaching two sermons every day.
These special services are to be a
part of a nation-wide movement in the
Episcopal Church .-throughout the
ITnited States. More than a year ago
the General Convention appointed a
coim ission to bring it about, and the
prospective result is t hat during the
first two weeks in December there
will be held sinimit taniously in prac
tically every 1piscopal Church in
America, a seven or eight day Preach
ing Mission-Ovangelical service or
Revival, it may be called, though usu
ally designated in the Episcopal
Church by the term "Mission" while
the minister, preacher or evangelist
Is called the missioner.
The object of the mission, as Bishop
Guerry says, Is three-fold: (a) To pro
sent the call of Christ to the uncon
verted; (b) To awaken and deepen
the spiritual life of the individual;
(c) To influence and uplift the coim..
minity as a whole. A platform broad
enough for all to unite on.
The hour for the day service will he
10:30 a. m. and the night 7:30 p. m.
All friends and the public are cor
dially invited to attend aly and alli
of those secrvices.
Tile Missioner, thie R1ev. Mr. I ioimes~
is known to many of our peopile in
Taturens, alndl inisteor of thle Gospl
anid man of God lhe will conme with a
message to all of its who will hear it,
Sanders R. (Guuinard,
Rector In Charge.
('otton MIlI De)leii's 1 Uletied.
A meeting of thle directors of the
141turens Cot toil Niills was hld in thle
coimpany oficos Monday afternoonet, iR
M. Ni ill Iken and pairty of New York
capitalIiss beinig p'resentI. 'The rep;oi'
of the oflcers; was readl, showing Ithat
tile piast y'ear had been a satisfaclory
one. The old1 ofllers were re-elected
and( a semli-alnniual dividenld of ::per
cent was dieclaredl.
Mrs. 'Thayier Dead.11
Mr s. Illiz/abeh Th'llaye r, mothle r of
the First. ilaptis church of tis city,
dledl at the home of H er. Thlaye:r in
Sumtfer Thlo.<day. The bodly was tak
cn to Charleston for bu~ial, inte:'
ment being in M:agnol ia cemnetery.
Mrls. 1'Thayer1 was in Ithe 1Sith year of
her' age. S-he lived with her son diir
I ng his ;ast oratoe ere andi~ was gr'e::t
ly belovedl for heri ma11ny flne (iual itic
Sunday morning, while the family
were at chu irch, the home of Mr. sart
left Owings, near .-Gray Court, wasi
comn iletely dlest royed by ,file. Thu
dwelling Was practically new and the
loss was quite a large one to the own
CTS I N late r e i, in
REUL~AR AP. ;Y
ltli11m0ada!ons of Syejail Oe ii
cep of Aryi)' Ofilee's FIAort i !!y
Eqlilpped Force of Mdillion and
tl:a l. Desires legnlar A rmy Doll 'lii
and Large Force of 'i'ralind p.
Waslihigton, November 15.--mme
diate piblc'ation of file ie port of the
ariny general sinff on the iIIlitary
ne(s of the country, differing ma
ierlally from the Adiitli ration's con
tinental army scheme, vill be urged
upon President Wilson by Secretary
Garrison. Tlie secretary, wlo I:- do
scrihed the plan to be recoanmended
to Congresn as only a step hI the right
direction, sald today he beliv- d tho
imblic ws en t it11 to all avai!ai .1 in
formation relating to the nat onal de
The general staff has mitade an ex
tensive study of the problem of de
fending the country and its insular
Its report, it is understood, recom
mends increasing the regular army to
250,000 men, permanently with the
colors, and with reserves or ;800,000
fully trained men. Behind this line it
Is proposed to have a force of a mil
lion men with at least a year's'irain
ing, giving the country an army of
ahout 1,500,000 fully equipped and
easily mobilized. No synopsis of the
report has been given out. and details
are not avaIlable.
A dminist ratlon Plan.
The adhniu istration plan vas pre
pared by Secretary Garrison and a
special board of offlecers and ofliclals
aftr enrefil seru nity of file st-ff re
port. It was decided that tiere was
no hope of get in g the staff jaoioals
through. Various unoillal estimates
have placed the cost involved at more
than twi e that of the continental
army scline,. which roachcs a total of
half a billion dollars in six years. The
first year's expenditures under the
staff plan. it is said, would approach
$400,000,000, and the continuing ex
pense be propQrtionately heavy.
The staff estimates, it is reported,
that it takes at least a year to make
a soldier fit to join the fighting line.
The continental army programme
comprises onlysix months of hard
trining, distributed in Atwo-month
periods through three years. it was
adopted to diminish the expense and
yet produce a force of citizen -oldiers
nearly a mill ion strong to suimort
thle regulars, increa sed. to c pprox'l
malf'y I -!2,000 froni t he 103,0(0 nowV
Flt\ N 1 McCiLd Y' IZLAis.
31Mll On limery Pape~r ComplisheiIs Lau
r(enst ('hora WorkedYer y il..
h"ranuk .\l'avy, whi -f to: voice
b;always hoard with 'hi Aapleasure
here. Is receiviin much fiorab le .erit
i(1i11mlbeauase of the ceeck Wni"or ho
idoin as ant evanugeli1st ic alb,e~ :'.
the ;ia't few w'eeks he has i l(ead
ing~ in the miusiic of a v'ery rfu
mlieetin lieing eariried oni at V ,m i-\
iry. Atah: mia. A recent iss . -n10
ofteleading Montgomery jip y
tihe following to say of his'
"Every 01ne enjoys the sol.'.; I tin
rwcit-voliced singer McCravv : 'e! "
t he ma nsterfulI way in whaIch :t 1 o
d(e1 tie hIle chlru and501( leadls a~
('n(0 ill the sonag ser'vices; .1-.
w,:1 \ i Ih the children is w '.i
'Thi'eelongregatiloln at thle ft: 10! ah
(erna'i( iday nighat war elha n'' in'
trV'.l1 w hen lie jilelod a '' .
from~ till finor and( set. hini or t' ' at
form anid askedl him to ingat ":5h ,
TU'h: ha did( in beautiful cli; ve e.
..atii ha' ('nlied a little girl to
th'e aumdlence and sing, "If Yo G'iiro
Yor l'1eart to .iesus, You WVill Gut
shiine the Sun." The readiness with
wh ich these little folk1( respaou.ded' 'ind
the chairm of their sweet voices de
lighted everybody. Another- fea ture
of Mr'. MeCruavy's work is that he gets
everybody to singing which adds
gr'eatly to the inteet of the mpeet