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VOLUME XXn SALvevtiswr.
VOLUME3 XXXI. LAURENS, SOU~ AOIA ENSAARL1,96 UBR3
Discussed at Slocialoglcal Congress.
Menace of Lynching.
New Orleans, April 15.-With the
election of officers today, including
Dr. C. H. Brough of Arkansas as pres
ident, and a mass meeting tonight
dealing with racial problems, ' the
Southern Sociological cong'ess prac
tically completed its work hero and
was preparing for adjournment to
morrow night following a joint meet
ing with the Southern Conference for
Education and Industry, Dr. Charles
M. Bishop, president of Southwestern
university, Georgetown, Texas, and the
Rev. Theodore D. Bratton, bishop of
the Protestant lpiscopal diocese of
Mississippi, delivered the principal
Dr. Bishop referred to lynching as
"the groat American sport" and said
that in 1915 the record of deaths by
mob violence fell below the average,
there being 69 lynchings, 67 of which
occurred in the South. "The preva
lence of mob violence," he declared,
"has dulled the public conscience with
respect to the sacredness of human
life and sanctity of the law. l ynch
ings increase lawlessness rather than
promulgate a respect for laws, de
s-rade the itner sensibilities of the peo
ple and aggravate race antipathy."
The eradieation of mob violence, he
:;aid, would be achieved lthrough the
efforts of the press, pulpit and schools
by a campaign of education to direct
public sentiment against lynchings
and in support of laws and order. lie
also suggested that justice should be
administered promptly by the courts
and if possible laws enacted providing
against delay or appeals on purely.
technical grounds in cases of persons
convicted of attacks upon women.
A plea for cooperation by white peo
pie for development of the negro along
lines of efficiency was made by Bishop
Bratton. "The prosperity of the
South," he declared, as dependent
upon the productiveness of its soil,
and this depends upon the industry
nnd intelligence of its laborers. With
the negro 4 the principal laborer of
the Aouti it behooves the white citizen
to open wide to him the door of ef
REVIVAL AT CLINTON.
Chester Pastor ('onducts Services for
(l'itol, April 15.-The Baptist con
;wIttlon is enjoying a revival meet
ing this week which is being conduct
ed by the Rev. 11. A. llagby. I). )., pas
tor of the First Baptist church of
Chester, )r. Hlagby is a past or
evangelist of much experience and is
being heard daily, both morning and
evening, by large congregatio. The
Rev. E. M. l.ightfoot, pastor of the
church, says that the meetig will con
tinue for several (lays since consider
able interest in the meeting is being,
(Irant Wage httlueiren4.
lliddelford(, Maine, April 15.- WVahe
lnc'reases foir 7,000 cot ton mill oir
atives were announcedi tollay by the
Pepplerell Maufacturing comp jany of
this city andi tho NewM Y'ork c'orpioraL
tion of Waco.
New berry Lad Wins Declamation Con
test. Laurens Man in Finals.
Clinton, April 15.-J. C. Floyd, rep
resenting the Newberry high school,
was awarded first honor over 10 other
contestants in the fourth annual inter
scholastic declamation contest held
here last night under the auspices of
he Presbyterian College of South
Carolina. The contest was held at 8:30
p. im. In the college auditorium, which
was filled with a crowd of interested
spectators as well as a rminber of
parents who had come here with
their sons for the final contest..
With the coveted first place wl'ich
was won by Newberry goes the first
gold medal. This speaker chose for
his subject "Lasca."
Rome was the winner of second
place, Finfred Goodwin being the
speaker and "The Results of the War"
being his subject.
Third place was awarded to the
I dttle Mountain high school, Olin
Long being the representative of this
school, and "We Are One" was -his
At the preliminary contest held
Thursday night and Friday morning.
30 young nen delivered deelamatiolls
and from this list the i I best speak
ers were selected by a committee of
judges and entered Into the final con
test, last night. All of the speakers
did well, and the contest was a bIg
success and was enjoyed by a large
The schools which participated in
the finals were as follows: Charles
Barlow, Dillon high school; .lames
Fleming, Laurens; .1. C. Floyd, New
Berry; Hal V. Gaffney, Gaffney; Ja
cob Jacobs, Spartanburg; Olin Long,
Little Mountain; Adrian McManus,
Greenville; Gary Newton, Furman
Fitting school; Ellison Smith, Wal
halla; Henry Spann, Sumter; Winfred
BOLL WEEVILS ON APPAM,
Cotton Seed on Prize Ship Swarming
Nol'fQlk, Va., April 15,-The 3,755
bags of cotton seed aboard the Appaml
at Newport News, purchased by the
Eastern Oil Company of Ilartfo'd N.
C., when the Appam's cargo was sold,
have been found by experts from the
horticultilral board at Washington,
sumoned by Collector I lauilton, to
be swarming with boll weevils. On or
der of Federal Judge Waddell and
with consent of the Eastern Oil com
pany the bags have been turned over
to the Virginia-Carolina Fertilizer
company. They will be soaked in acid
to kill the weevil and then turned into
liab'ey School IHonor Rtoll.
First Grade: Onnie Blakely, Lou
Abrams, Mary llenjamin, Walter Walk
Third I~ti'uadu'. Ida Jacks, Mat tie Lou
V'on'rt'h Grade: Henry Madden, Alta
dambrell Enua Adair, Chuarlie Madden.
Fifthl Griade: Manning Milam.
Sixth Grade: Roy Maddlen, D~avid
Madlden, Robert liiamuiltoni.
E'ighuth Grade: Emmiua Madden, 1nezc
Rlnknv, Dnorothy Milam.
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* I TOLD YOU SO! *
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* (By Wim. D. S.)
Told what? If you go into Mexico,
we will have a fight. Our old men
called it "Moxiko". We will have a
bigger job than the one of 1847. That
country has increased so much in
population it will take a large army
to.con(luCr them. We don't want their
land, just to teach the Mexicans some
respect for our government and to
protect the property of our citizens
who have done so much to develop the
industries of old Mexico. I fear when
we get our men on the march, that we
cannot stop them this side of the
Panama canal. In the future, it will
be necessary for us to have a controll
ing influence over these Latin Ameri
can states. Ilayti and Mexico both
will have to be taught a lesson of re
spect by the United States and I guess
the sooner it is done, the better it will
be for us. The European states have
too much to do at home to bother us
in our disciplining these countries.
We are no land grabbers, trying to
steal the land of Mexico. To our honor,
we can say, our entry into Cuha and
the Phillipines have been for the im
iprovemlent of their population. We
have spent our money with a lavish
hand in building up the prosprelty. the
health and morals of the two co untries.
So It will be in Mexico, if we have to
continer this people. It wil he for
their good, not to their injury.
I trust our soldiers will not have as
hard a time as they had in 1517. An
old Mexican soldier, lItradley, amused
us boys by relating his exploits after
General Santa Anna, as the march pro
visions got so short that he saw the
liver of a dog sell for a silver dollar.
This reminds me of our old Confeds
finding the mule beef in the beef bar
rels. One man said he drew out a mule
foot with the iron shoe on it. I am
proud of our United States, for what
she has accomplished in her territories
in the last twenty years. It is said
that the spread of civilization over the
world will have to be done by our Eng
lish speaking nations, the tUnited
tales and England,
Cihautauqua Man Here.
Last Saturday and Monday, Mr. W.
W. IEichborn, the first advance of the
lledpath Chautauquas, was in Laurens
and placed nunmelous pole daters and
awning daters. Beautiful lithograph
sheets of Julia C'laussen of the Clilea
go Grand Opera ('ompany. and the
Hi rd Masque Players are to be seen
in many of the siores. Also many
small inside plates on every hand.
The chauatauiquma prograi for this sea
son bids :air to excel all pmrogranms
of the past.
leturns From Russia.
New fork, April 15.- -George T.
Ma'y'o, ,r., who resigned recently as
amnbassador to Russia, arrived here
todlay, accompanied by Mm's. Ma rye, on
thle NorwegIan-American line steam
shitp Kristilanlatijord from Sca ndina
vian ports. IHe sidi lie w'.ould go to
WVashington probably within few
THESE ARE THE THINGS YOU
NEED.TO HELP YOU DURING
Don't try to do it all yourself, let the great chem
ists of the world assist you in making your prem
ises clean and sanitary. Here are some of the
articles that will help you:
KRESO: the reliable Disinfectant and a shield against disease.
LYSOL : another excellent disinfectant.
SYNOL SOAP: for sterilization of the hands.
SULPHUR CANDLES: for fumigating unsanitary places.
FORMALDYHYD FUMIGATOR: for ridding the unclean places
of dangerous germs.
CARBOLIC ACID : the old reliable germ-killer.
CARBOLIC SOAP: and SANI-FLUSH : for cleaning the closet
bowls, the bath tub and sinks.
BON AMI and SAPOLIO: for cleansing almost everything around
SOAPS and SCRUB BRUSHES of every discription.
GOOD FEATHER DUSTERS and many other articles that are
needed in giving the place a general clean-up.
POWE DRUG COMPANY
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UNDERTAKING NOTICE O1 ELECTIN. r who exhibit their ta riceiptsand reg
J(S14E' R S~ talte (II South ('arollnl itraio tertVificte as reui ed nloel
KENNEDY BROS.,C if 1aens. to g r(tbe.
Undertakers and Embalmers 1)0th 1011 Siglicl by a legal 'T'hose favoring the 1 ill tax shall
nubr fte uliidelectors and vol~ ~te a bltIlot 'onla~linintg the word(l
C. oll answered any I curs, day or night, fiee-holders residing i punter :cdool ''aS writ en or pited the z'eon*
LAURENS, S. . (istric No. 6, Laurens county, .outh those against fhe 1 till tax shal voto
Carolina, asking for an electionl ltpo a allot. containing the word buiO
- the questilon of vot lug a "1 tmill tax it l'- witien or' printed theraeon. ],oilIs
on the propertney in sain school dnstEict shall te al. tle iour of s oclock in
HN S BLACKW ELL to be used for school purposes, have the N., w oon and x t al rei open
Satefn tiled w ('alit te connty bt ra unti ne oroti of oasloc rk Ii it -
4Attorney at Law eflduations, all elect ion is hereby or- I ('moon wvheni they X11a11 1w closed, and
('ered upon id question sai election the hallots countbea.
to he held on the 271to sily of leal The trustees s 4al iellrt the result.
P'romupt attention given to all InaHt3ness 19161. at G;oldv'ille school house inl said( of the elect ion to the county auditor
Montey to loan Oil Real Estate (list rict , n b er the limanageent of the and oa lt uperintinent e educa
frustees of sai i school (list"Yt. 10on within ten (larp tle ereaft on.
Ifee Phone 350 fleadence Pdhone sF Only such electors s retur real ToAMsI aig. th'em ll lvN.
Ollic c'.ainons BuildCng or persoin, askpity for taxation and 38-21. By order o te uty oard.
THE PEOPLE'S UNIVERSITY IS THE CHAUTAUQUA -4
ONLY ONE PERSON IN \ V, _
g SEVENTY GOES THROUGH EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO
THE UNIVERSITY. ATTEND CHAUTAUQUA.
CHAUTAUQUA WEEK 'IN LAURENS APRIL 28TH TO MAY STHI