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VOLUME, XXI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1916. -
HELD NEXT FRI]
Usual Great Crowds are
Expected to Attend
Exercises at the School Building and
Exhibits In the Court House Expect
ed to Surpass Those of Past Years.
Athletic Events Will Hold the At
tention of Many.
A little more than a week remains
before the day for the annual county
school fair, which is next Friday,
April 14th. Active preparations have
been in progress in nearly every school
district of the county for the past sev
eral months and the indications are
that the fair will be largely attended
and that the exhibits and contestants
will be numerous. During he past two
weeks the tehchers and young folks
have been busy preparing for the
event ful day. Athletic fields have
1)011 busy with young fellows "get
ting in practice" while halls and class
rooms have been made to ring with
the resonant voice's of orators in 1he
making. Needles and thimldes have
also been busy, as well i as crayons and
pencils. In fact, the lines of adtivity
to be represented at the fair are so
numerous that children of every
taste and talent. are able to compete
for ribbons according to their inclina
The school fair may be roughly di
vided Into three departments, viz., lit
erary, manual training and athletic.
Oratory may be included under the
literary department, the contests in
which will take place almost entirely
in the graded school auditorium. Ad
mission to these, . except the - high
school oratorical contest at night, will
be by card only. The manual train
ing department will be in the court
house. The athletic department will
be on the graded school grounds. Con
tests will begin in all of these depart
ments at 10 o'clock in the morning, a
program for each being found in an
other place. The grand parade will
take place at 11:30 o'clock. The pa
rado will consist of pupils, teachers,
trustees, school improvement mem
hers and members of the night schools.
It will form at the graded school
school building as formerly and pass
up Laurens street to the public stuare.
As each school is expect'd to' have a
banner of its own and the children
will be dressed in fresh colors, the
parade will form a beautiful pictiure.
As is customary, picnic parties will
be made up on the school grounds at
dilner time. The dinner period is al
ways a pleasant part of the school
fair, for then it is that friends and
relatives are able to conie together
for a social hour.
The following is the program, with
the Judges and other information:
The following ai'e the contest ocim
mit tees and thle rooms in whliich they
will hold contests:
1st Reading-Miss F'loride H arper,
conductor, Misses Allein Franks, An
n io Simpn 1 and~ Mauriie SimpIsoni
2nd Reading--Miss Mlary flelle Ilabb,
conducdtor; Mihses MaudLangston, Lui
cia Wolff, Janie Narris-ipoom 1.
3rd and 4th Reading-Mirs. hi. L.
JIones, conductor; Misses Edna H arvey,
Mlary Garrison, Mirs. Annie Oxner.
5th and 6th Reading-Miss Ella Ro
land, conductor; Miisses Gertrude
(Goetchins, Myrtie Culbertson, Gienie
3rd and 4th Spelling-Miss Mary
Simpson, conductor'; Misses Lidie
Sloan, Winnie Jeans, Miamie Byrd
5th, 6th andl 7th Spelling-Miss Kit
tie Richards, conductor; Misses Eliz.
aboth Tolbert, Annie Kate Childr'ess.
Minnie Wallace-W~est Unsemient.
8th, 9th and 10th Spelling-Mi'. P.
D). Iluff, dir'ector'; Misses Ludie Young,
Lucile Wolff, Mr. W. T. Ch!ilds-Room
' 3rd and 4th Arithmetic-Miss Coir
inne Agnew, cond~uictor; Misses Mayme
Padget, Luicile Cox, Pauline Mdianiol
5th and 6th Arithmetic-Mrs. 10mma
Roper, conductor; Misses Lillie Culi
bertson, Leoah Martin, Lula ECdwrds
DAY, APRIL 14TH
7th and High Arithmetic-M lss Belle
Nickels, conductor; Mr. W. P. Cul
bertson, Misses Nannie Simpson, Irene
1st and 2nd Composition-Miss Re
becca Dial, conductor; story told by
Miss Frances Thames; Misses Cleo
Ward, Lucy Peden, Mary Miller
The bungalow type of scho'. build]
ty nith plans like the above are flock
3rd and 4th Composition-Miss Ireno
Ray, conductor: Mrs. Beatrice Sloan,
Misses Winona Chancy, Manic Atkin
son--East Cloak Room.
5th, 6th and 7th Composition-Miss
Lillian Kibler, conductor; Mrs. Karle
Owings, .\lisses Evie Shands, Bllanche
8th, 9th and 10th Composition--Miss
Fannic Creighton, conductor; Misses
Sarah C'opeland, Clanra Woods, .\ir. W.
L.. i.:(1mer - Rloom 9.
IlIistory--.\liss Annie Clardy, een
1uctor; .\isses I'earl 1ile.-ely, L.ul
Aili. Mlauche Pinson- -ioom 2.
ilutlon hle Contests 1 and 2 - M:.
Ioster Slii lson, (conduictors; .\ls. C.
W. 'Tune, \1 is. Lewis .\en;Meg
Darning Contests 1 anl 2---Ms.. Vir
ginia ('aine, enniductor; Mrs. I)croh:
Ferguson, .\ iss Lint Jones We..
Exhibits--Mlisses (oggans, Dean and
Sim pson--Cou r llouse.
II. S. Declamation Contest---Mr. Ins.
II. Sullivan, conductor; Lieut. Cuirry.
Bailey Institute; Joe Gtrier, I)ue West;
R. I'. Gonzales, Columbia.--Graded
F lementa ry IDeclamat Ion Contest for
Iloys-\ r. .\ajor, 'onlductor; .\tessrs1
C. .l alley, La mar Smithi, J1. C. Smith.
---GraiLded School Auditorium i.
EllementIary' D~eclamation1 Contelst for
Girls*--.\lis. H. L. 1P. P arirr tin, con -
ducito)r; MeLsdamles .J. W. C'opeland, .1.
I). Watts, Dr. Kl1ugh- First Ila jtistI
(Churich Sunday School 1100om.
IEleet Ia ry A thletl e Contleslt--M.li
it. ('. Ililonil conduictor ; Me~ssrs R1. T.
.Wilson, J1. M1. Fewell, Arthur Leo;
Alison Lee, ofllal scorer--Front Camn
a--50-yards dash; 4 ft., 2 inches
hligh andi under.
b-100-yards dash; between -1 ft. 2
inese and 5 ft. 2 Inches in height.
c--220-yards run; above 5 ft. 2
Inches in height.
dl---2 I-Inch hurdle race; above 4 ft.
10 Inches in heIght.
o---1011nn ig igh jllmlp ; 0open to all
f--Stand(1 ig high jumilp ; o pen to all
h--Polei vaulting; open to all boy's.
k'.-Open, to lloys aind tVirls,
a--Plotato race for girls under 41 ft.
10 ihos hIgh.
b--Potato race. for boys uinder 4 ft.
10 inches highI.
c--Three-logged race for girls un
der 4 ft. 10 Inches hIgh.
(Continued on Page Eit.)
WOFFOID ALUMNI ME'.
A Large Number of Local Woordlans
Make Preliminary i'lans for Organ.
In answer to a call sent out by Mr.
Edwin Lucas a large number of Wof
ford Alumni rnet in the Knights of
Pythias Hall last Thursday evening
and made preliminary plans to organ.
ize a permanent alumni association for
Laurens county. The meeting was t,
very enthusiastic one and after a gen
eral discussion of the topic it was de
ng, as above, is ery much I.- "o."-e I
Bridge, Hlurricane, Gras and IReedy
cided to hold a banquet saane time to
wards the end of this month at which
time a permanent organization will be
perfected. Mr. Ed win Lucas was made
chairman of ihe- hanquzet committee
and i I to lbe asisted by .\l I' lfi'
Ni(e'..li and( Flhil I luff. Dr. .'-nyderI
ir!ide. t of W\offordl (o:: :a:; a '
eepte.d nan invltaation to lhe 'c: prea nt
thle -l'aIinet uand to nui~lle atl 'ld!e
*At t hi.; itn the a ;:nn:nl 1i1 it h
permioanient olr '":. anil form-ti-. a
I he r, n::'; a:il addres a'.'o (I! the
Worf'ord mn ahat wer'e knao vn to 1
TIhe. O followin W\'i~ord ytaduates
andl formier .ltidents. were p reyent f or
thme lirst mebel'tng: lter. .l. I?. 'T. .\lajor,
Drm. W,. 1I. )!aal, .\essrs W. L. (ray,
Lamiar S~mithI. C. F. fi'ook., Moore
Lanke, Albert Dial, I'hail I luff, .-lir.
Slasa and (Carlos .\o"''ey3.
l'aure at Hicakory'ii Ta'lrn.
wi Ie;' Iar- at Ilii'kory Tav-ra school
':" i': 1e' '! ?' ya- ' j" ('i! ''a -
Iui ltzd U':o an n,.l :., ;,-u -..an
wi'.1 lbe char ged.l
Tlhae eaounty raedica:l noelety' mael le
the roomslI of ID),.I Hughaes .\lnd~a
mnorninrg and an interesting session
was hold. .lap-ers on Pellagra were
read by D~r. J. I. Fdennell, of Waterloo,
and Dr. 0. H. Knurh, of Cossn 11n1.
SElRMON TO BOY SCOUTS.
Itt'v. C. F. IRankin (have an lIIspiring
Talk on the (irent Scout Movement.
last Sunday evening Rev. C. F.
Rankin of the First Presbyterian
church preached a special sermon to
the members of the local troop of Bloy
Scouts. All of the members of the
troop Were present and together with
he congregation they listened to a
1 delightful and inspiring discussion
.f the great cloy Scout ioveinent. Mr.
ankin gave muany interesting facts
IW1. Otther new s( hools in the (oun
about the work of the Btoy Scouts, the
valuable training that they received,
the dut!es that they perform and from
the oath that each hloy Scout takes
lae drew muany valuable lessons for the
t ~ .c F
01ld as well as the young. At the~ (1)n
elusion of' his seriimn .\r. Itanik~ nu -
se d te r<p wiha m ,0ili
WOULD HIELP ItEAUT'IFY
RAILROAD PROPER'L'Y HERB
President J. F. Livingston Indicates
Jiis Willingness to Assist Improve
That the C., N. & L. railroad stands
ready to lend a hand in making Lau
rens a city more beautiful is indicated
by a letter just- received from Presi
dent Livingston by a loca! citizen.
This citizen wrote to Air. Livingston in
regard to the railroad property be
tween the public squttare and the depot,
suggesting that the railroad co-oper
ate with those interested here in beau
tifying it. The letter of Mir. Living.
stun in reiply is as follows.
I an1 in receipt. of your letter of
Mareh 27th, with reference to Iinprov
ing the aLipCarance of our vacant lot
north of 'tle depot, and beg to assure
you that it will give Inc a great deal
of pleasure to cooperate with you in
every Way Possible along this line. 1,
too, have been studying somie plan to
itii!nrov' tle appearante of, this pi'o
erly, hill have not yet iee able to
comne to anyv definite conclusion as to
wh"1at should be ldone. It you, or you:
1:4' 1KnII I . htv ul i i((i1 on thle . u 1I.
.in i I ' . i l a ppre iale it if you w .i1 -
yie 1 >w i n hai wad- I enn a r:'1 yo (
:, Ir 1 ' ii) !) iii L i ;. !' 1 r( 1: 11.)t ' I , '.' I
I 111u tl'u i11 .eol u'j~,\ W ,ll) liLIS l il) '
miI i1 y il! In oh es a d .. i1' i 4'
ti.ii hos o you Wild W 1ti'Q eiln
si ahi''fr e ii g:. d i o ili lo ll ofi you.
t t nd th ir e yards, and, n,. li I
- "t"'o' . +\ et ni n tho if yu a -e
alntim to hagns and Ite '.ii be gh
:t j''' in the la s v ti y o
'! l'Opele haIe e evpry . rll 71 I to b
rtil of tI tr achiev e nts, and I I
h1ink it ay eeryone who has the intr
est of your town o e, a delt of grati
tude to those of ytu who were respon
sible for the changed condition of your
streets and p~rivate yards, and public
I Itit ltions. Let ti e know if you have)
anything to suggest and I will be glad
to join hands with you.
J1. F. Livingston.
PL..1Y AT ItR lIT-1111)(11 .
T1o lie U1lveln Frihay .April 7th: for lient
e'ilt of thle School.
'1 he ;,lay, Last laynn, will be given
by !ni talent, at Trinity Rtidge school
bort~e Fr idaty evening, .-\pril 7, ,1t N::"'
o'e"!oek. .\ Innsticall treat in stoic f~or
a 1 y .rs. oper. and1 I.aurens Quar
itl. I:' loblit' is courdIialy in' rid.
.\dmi. ! in :091 ":,cents. ra n I u(
dar for1) the l'O iit of the l ural
ul :1'(,\ven1 nit .\ 'oe(int i11n.
.1 '...} (:. 1 iM ll . (. 11:.4dl\1y 010 :n
->r):e 1' ,. Y')an11 111 N0"11h l ia:'s1r
1:orn:. of his 110111ng son who 1.1' ' :t ly
died 01nd wh1o was the tune1h-l)ved l'a
trol I.eadIer of the Scouits. .\lr. Hankin
who w\as the olrgan1izer of the L~aurens
11-oop and11 hats been1 it, Scou11 .lser,
tende'rt d his resignation1 somea weeks
SCENE AT THlE LAST SCHOOL FAI
DOWN ON YILLA
Surprise and Scatter Them
to Four Winds
IN HOT PURSUIT
lieported that. Villa l'scupOd i ith Onuo
Leg fBroken in a ('arriane. Ipera
tion of Troops mde Bore )iflicult
by Snot Storm.
10: l'aso, .lMarch 3I.---lou ir hundred
Aniericai cavalryi , lii nder Ihe co)
nland of ('ol. George A. D)odd, gal
loping (own from the slope of the
great cont inental divide', have fallen
on the mnain body of lI' ranico Villa's
handits at. the San Ge ronimtbo ranch,
senttering thern in mnany di rectionls
and driving the handit chiefl, woundedl
and srippled, to seek a hiding phic-'e in
the moot) Iains. Villa 'as huirried from
da ::r in a (81rri,1 . Til- 1h;1t
1111 ?1 4 ! ; ) Ii ' 11 \ 1 1 : 1 ))~
. 1' I 1 b'H; k . I t , nin 1 " '. hof
3!r'h': I," n Il" ('t!n!, y u Ie ti.nr
The a t'i "r Athie ('lt(' a 11d110
Vbilla catl where .,) tali is hwere
elehiating the :4l.rn'h re ot '!72 car
raoza l d i'. s tb. ay s f iousty at,
Villa IBadly Wounded.
Villa, shot through the leg and
with one hip shattered, was hurried
from the scene, barely in timge to es
cape ftie onslaught of the Amerlcans.
The bandits made a brief but hope
less stand. Then they broke and
lied, leaving 31 dead on the field, in
eluding their commander, Gen. Illiseo
}Hernandez. Two machine guns, a
number of horses, riles. ammunition
and equipmient fell into the hands o'
.\nong the kinown woinde4d is .ab
1o L~opez. \'il:a's lieute(nant in the :'o
lu1m1s rid. The .\mteal ) ( 'n ensulal
ti('s were f~our pIrivates wm,:n411ed
T'l w .\1(":i - tin 11 1;m :in1 I') onl the(
field1 ((f li t or}. F or tive" 11, ,r the"y
dre t - 1!! -m E--" '4 :),I -I ill
to 1h' \.'1l'i h t':= ((f u14 ni n aks71,1
(.':t :1;11 enn1 yn41). v.hle re mo s o
('vn 1 r l <, 2 ar ' n I o1 wn1'I),- and s1ir'1'11
P1 m s1: ) . :Ills 1e1 t I t1 hir" (' and
rider. 'hey ha 'lted (ily aft (' Itm
('has(' ha:ul(d emI en m1 '4 ihs ,n ! he
\'illI. as W(t i a il al < 1334 1, po
broket'n and his d'ath or car 3't onl'y
ia Mutation of (ays. V'rips'1 ((lnly
hours, is thl1' inevitable 'onclusion.
re1ached here as little by litI ' the de
1ails of "I)ohl's ride" i'ea(c'ed Ihei hor
der.4 ItI seem i mpos' ibl) t hat 3)0 1 the 4Cip
'i'd)hindi can longI renI)4)m Iin Shhin
4re in t'ao nan u wa es i
i~ontnued n I re ic b .