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VOL1JiE~ XXXII. rAI~S SOT --~LIA WiNSA,~VEDE 2 916.NUt 1
ING HOM SOON
Going to Camp Styx, Near
WON'T BE HOME
Latesti News Stated that the Boys
would Leave El Paso Saturday.
Takes About Three Days to Reach
Oplumbla. lie Home Soon.
Mr. L. E. Burns received a telegram
last week from Lieutenant Simpson, of
the local military company in camp at
El Paso, saying that the First Regi
nent, of which his company is a party,
had been ordered back to its first base
at Camp Styx, near Columbia, from
which place it would be mustered out
of the reserve service. The telegram
was confirmed in the news dispatches
of the following morning and many
hearts were made glad all over the
county and state. Ddihnite informa
tion as to when the boys will leave El
-Paso has not been received, but it is
thought that they will entrain the lat
ter part. of this week and arrive in Co
4' lumbia the first of next week. They
will likely remain in Columbia for sev
eral weeks, while undergoing the rou
tine necessary to being mustered out.
It is thought that they will be return
ed to their homes before Christmas and
probably early in December.
The Traynham Gaurds left Laurens
for Columbia the latter part of June
and remained there for nearly two
months. They have been in El Paso
now for about three months. Reports
indicate that they have become hard
ened in the service and have had valu
able experience fitting them out as sol
TIIIEE FINE SPEAKERS
WERE HEARID SUNDAY
Distinguished Visitors Addressed Mass
Meeting at Presbyterian Church in
the Interest of Home Visitation.
The home visitation management and
all others interested in the movement
had their hearts cheered and warmed
as a result of the big mass meeting
at the Presbyterian church Sunday af
ternoon, if any words of encourage
ment and commendation in the work
at hand were needed.
The church was comfortably filled
for the occasion, and the exercises
were very inspirational throughout. A.
C. Todd, chairman of the excel uve
c-nlmittec, presided, and very appro
Icriate music was furnished by a choir
comIosed of meilwmers from the vailous
churches of the city.
Three most. admirable addresses
were maide, the first speaker being the
Rev. 11. Ii. 1e.\lent, pastor of the F'irt
Baptist church of Creenwood, who dc
ivered~i a stircriung add ress on one of
the chief phases of Sunday school
work, niamiely-Wiho should attenml
Su nday school, anad when he had fin
ishe~d eve rybiody in town had a place
in the Sounday school classroom. I)r.
D~e.\cnt was followedl 1by the Rev. W,
C. Owen, field secretary of the SouthI
Carol inn Con ference f-unday School
iloard. .\ir. Owen emphilasiz/edl the im
Jpogi,anc(e of thle work being uindertak-*
en in I.anrI Ien and111 stressedl the need
ot brin gi ng every3 perison in to thle Suna
The last speaker was R1ev. W. II. K
Pendleton, rector of the E~piscopal
church, E1partanurig, who spoke ihl
st Iirring terms of the good results ot
hioine visitation eftorts, anad he (com1
mfendled most heartily the spirit that
hiad promptedl the Sunday school work
eras of Laurens to unudert ake this im
portant work, lie also( emnphasize<
the importance of followv-up woik af
ter the Initial step has been made ii
this fine enterprise.
A fter speaking at the Presbyterna'
chiurch'lr. DeMent and Mr. OwVen ad
dlressedl a meeting of colored peole al
one of their churches in the city.
TJ[he people of Lauarens ar ucandel
nmnny obuligations to these distin
gilshed visitors,, for each came a
sonmc personal inconvenience and sna.
riflec. Tbiey were hiearily welcome<
and their messages were well receive(
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cummings, o
Barksdale, wore in the city shiopini
FINAL FORMAL MEEIING
WAS HELD LAST NIGIIT
Mr. IL. ). Webb, State Secretary of
Sunday School Work, Delivered In.
structive Address. Word of Instruc
tion to Enumerators Given by Man.
An enthusiastic meeting was held in
the cou't house last night in the in
terest of the home visitation program.
The meeting was held for the purpose
of giving the epumerators final in
structions in the work they are to per
form tomorrow afternoon. The min
isters of the city, the canvassing com
mitteemen, nearly 200 strong; the
executive and visi-tation committee
members, together with a large num
ber of interested friends were on hand
for this last formal meeting before the
actual visitation is made in the city.
The feature of the meeting last night
was the inspiring address made by Mr.
It. D. Webb, State secretary of the
South Carolina Sunday School Asso
ciation, who was specially invited to
attend this meeting and deliver a talk.
He is a thorough-going Sunday school
man and his address was highly in
tructive and inspirational.
As has been stated, the meeting last
night brought to a close the campaign
that began several weeks ago looking
to the home visitation enterprise, and
the last work on the details of the pre
pared programme was given to the
men who go forth tomorrow in the
labor of love for which they volun
teered their services ten days ago.
The meeting was characterized by
the same enthusiasm that has marked
the movement from its inception. The
spirit of co-operation has predominat
ed from the first and the Sunday school
workers of the city and adjoining ter
ritory have been brought together as
never before. This in itself is a won
It is well understood that the ten
Sunday schools embraced in the dis
trict to be canvassed are working
jointly in the home visitation move
The colored districts will be visited
by committees composed of colored
men. They have been instructed in
their duties and they have shown a fine
spirit of co-operation in the plan.
Thauksgiv in Proulamation. *
. Washington, Nov. 17.-President *
* Wilson today formally, by procla- *
* mation, designated 'Thursday, Nov. *
* 30, as Thanksgiving day.
* The proclamation follows: *
"it has long been the custom of
our pqople to turn in the fruitful
* autumn of the year i in lraise and
* thanksgiving to Almighty God for *
* hi; many blessings and mereies to
* us and the nation.
* "The year that has elapsed since
* w, last observed our lay of *
I haukagiving has been rich in
h lessings to us as a people, but the
* drlend by Wr. Inf the idmist of
* OUr1 pecetS iand happin1 ess, Our I
thoughts dwell with ipainhul dis
* i et up lon the st ruggles aind suif
* ferinigs of the nations at watr and 4
* of the tpeoples upon whom war has
* brought disaster w ithloutI choice or
* possib11 iity of' escaple on ter part.
* We (cannlot thiink( of ouri own hap
* piness without thinking of their
S"Now, t herefore, 1, Wood row
* Wisn presiden t of th in Uie
*Saeof Amerlea, do appoint
T 'hursdiay, the 30thI of Novembher,
* as a (lay of national thanksgIving
* and pirayer, and urge antd advise
* the people to resort io t heir ser
* emal Places of worsip on that uday
* to render thanks to Al migh ty Godl
* for -the bilessings of tpeaceC and( uni
* brok~en prosperi ty whuichi Jie has
* bestowved uipon our bselovedl counl
* try in such ktn~stinled meia sure.
* "And I also urge and suggest
* our duty, ini this, our day of peace -
*and abundance, to think in deep1
* sympat hy of thle strlicken peop les
* of the world upon whom the curse
* and terror of war has'so pitilessly
*~ fallen, and to contributte out of
* our aboundanit means to the relief
* of their, sufferings.
* "Onrt eleCIl could( inihS not eter
* way shtow t heir real attitude to
I* wardst the lpresent struggle of the
Snat ionis than by conitribut ing out
of their abundance to the relief of
the sufferings which war has
a brought in its train,"
S. . e -
STORES TO CO
To Give Visitation Commit
Acting on the sentiment that was
expressed in a resolution offered at
the close of the mass meeting at the
Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon,
a special committee visited every store
and other places of business Monday
and asked the proprietors to close
their doors during the visitation period
Whereas, Thursday, November 231
Visitation )ay, in the City of Laurens,
Itate the said work do hereby agree i
two o'clock to four o'clock P. M. on the
all persons in our employ who have a
Laurens Trust Co.
Laurens National Bank.
R. W. Willis'.
S'mith & Little.
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Davis Roper Co.
Peoples Loan and Exchange Bank. I
Jones-Taylor Hardware Co.
Laurens Drug Co.
Levu'ett Furniture Co.
J. A. Armstrong.
.J. C. Shell & Co.
Dial Cash Grocery.
Peoples Drug Store.
G. D. Allen.
Clardy & Wilson.
Powe Drug Co.
Laurens Motor Car Co.
Moseley & Roland.
D. H1. Irvin.
Chero ColaBottling Co.
W. 13. Bramlett's Sons.
.1. C. Burns & Co., No. 1.
J. C. Burns & Co., No. 2.
The Herald Co.
S. M. & 1. I. Wilkes & Co.
Idle Hlour Theatre.
.J. R. Baldwin.
hlayes 5 and l0c Store.
.1. Warren olt.
IDixie Ponr & Grain Co.
.1. 1. Sullivan.
W. I'. ('hildres & Fon.
To Begiu a Re( I iai.
iev. (eorge \\'. Dlelk, of 'har olte. N.
('., w%-ill begin a meeting here next Sah
bathr In the" lirsl l'resbcyterilp c hurch.
MIr. IBelk is now one of the c vangeli:ts
of the Floulhe'rn Preshv3 ri:in lmrth,
wotrking u nler the al. j1(s o I me
muane11 cmi0:t11i w' ith Ioctor h'lcaker.
wiatn the I.a irenIis pe.ople remembiheir
so pleasantl y. in ( ec43 t'(lion with the
tine lmbel lg whihou he hel here stome
ir. lI elk 11has bee iniII. th ,iage'lilti
work0 ri some~5l~( yearis, and lhas hbeen sig..
nally le~sed ini his 1lbor(. 114'(entIly
lhe bel a1 sery succ'.e isful mee'4t ing in
Spa rtanhurg. and is jauiiinw olo.sing a
line mieetinag in (our i' U h' 'orling town
of Abb1evile. Th'lal he comie. a' (4ne of'
the ottletial evangelts - 4 the .latte
('rn Priesby ter131ian~ rhnreh, is''3 ufle icin
war ant thai lhe hI a manll (f 4ons~e3ra
11t1ian albiliI3y, anad a inuc e'eful ''van
gelisi, and1( the I4Iaurens ceople41 have
a treat in store, in hearing the' 'xp4osi
tion1 of Sciluro e frnom this ablle mian.
The meetin g wvill (ontinu forIP ( abhou
lHrothier of 31irs. .\. ,I. 1)3a is l'assedI
-\11ay 3ioniday N ight at 1) Welock.
A4Iirs. A. J. Davis, died4 at tha homae ofi
.\ilI. and1( .\1r. A. J1. 1)3a4 is lunda n1ii iighit
aboutII II o'(clok. lie had been' ini ill
health for somie time. having suift'eed
sevre year1301 s fromt 1araly s is. 114' had(
an11other1 stroke Flal~ y nigtht, fro4'In
wih eih le never reOcoveed.
* Air. .\leaslan spent most5 of his lf
ati Troy, antd his bodyW was311 cariIed I 1re
for buriiai .\fondaty, inte(r men'ut being at
I .og (Cane 'eme1(tery'.
,\ Althou1gh having been1 here for' (4nly
a .shor't time3 and1 the ('ond(ition o (f his
hieathiit ha vlatg preven'('td a0 ide1(4 a1c
(llaintanceship, he hadI~ mlade0 many11
friends Among the few wit h w~hiom lie
htad come in contact On account of Ils
Oheorful anil gnnial dipnnaitlnn
S[ WU HUUK.
tee Opportunity to Make
The success of the visit, as indicated
)y the subjoined preamble and list of
signatures which includes every store,
bank anaI other public place of busi
reSs, is eloquent proof of the spirit of
inity that prevails and permeates ev
3ry qlarter of the town.
d, 1916t, has been set apart as Home
we, the undersigned, in order to facil
o close our places of business from
said day, and release during said time
greed to take part in the said visita
P. & J. R. Childress.
3raig Auto Co.
;'wygert, Nickels & Co.
lachen Grocery Co.
3. F. Posey.
r. P. Churakes.
t. L. Mahaffey.
lenclioff's 5 and 10c Store.
enterprise National Bank.
)wings & Owings.
lames S. Ilondros.
V. P. ludgens.
armers National Bank.
'owler & Owens.
I. A. Franks & Son.
)wings & Bobo.
iaurens Hardware Co.
3. B. 1111.
I. C. S'ahadi.
I. M. Philpot.
V. M. Palles.
Vhitner & Torrence.
Ben J. Madden.
axwell Drug Store.
. P. Park.
Tr. P. Gray.
:Iarrison 1 lunter.
P'. R. Darlington.
Whitener's Barber Shop.
1LItEi"Ns DOW1NS GliE;ENWOOD11.
1.ocal lloy, .Make liings .\rouinil the
Pigskin .\rItists from the Stand-Pipe
Wil hi;g licelbleriger missing from
the back fHeld, the local contingent of
pigskin aurthis pt three ovter aln lhe
Gr1eenwloodl high elhool hoys leriday
evening in (GarlgigItn mead low before
an admcirini rovd of L.mitrenls roioters,
locals5 wire slpurred o ilo2 victory lby
thle handsometIi( suppijort gi 11en2 on lie
sidlelines biy both1 the1 boys andt 11h
nt allt to do) anth lini wilth the 1Lau
2en 4)0n e and (0ould no4t i)\lriomet( te
Langston was5 the sltlr lperform1er
flor thte locals AV ithi )1 other COming clols'
IlothI teaims pilayed a conitsistenit anid
SCientillle gamite throughout 1 th22 2le afler')
(edge onl the standi-llipe boyis 1ithogh
Tihe after'nooni was2 givenii a collegitl
alspeC(t, by th1e p~eIrform2ance of aI rel .
live snake-dance by tihe Laur12ens slip
ioters bet ween 11412triers. The bioys
litrst lled o(lff' a pierformanc tie oif this
nturiie andl the girls. not to be otildone,
followedt'l suit. It unas said that wh2en
Wood0( layers in t his wleirdI danc1e1, thItt
Greenwoo bVtlIoys werl' ilit (comletely
ont lihi blink, whaOt'ee thtat mean11i2.
Anyhlow., they al ha a1( i g ,imei antd
the scorel waIs iS to II in fav'or lif Lai
rswer'e gues'ts oIf th~e Laurens'11 U'eam
at the home01 of .\Iss 1Doris You ng. The
3.oung flksl had an enji~oyale evening
of gamies anid co~nverstion 11, delielous
refreshmnents being served.
Mr. Pat Klnar'd, of Clinton, was in
the city Friday,
JEUTS0IILAND SMASHES TuU;
FIVE MEN DROWNED
hab-Sea Merehaiantman Returns to Pier
at New London After Collision with
Her ConvoYing Vessel.
New London, Conn., Nov. 17.-The
,ollision which caused the merchant
submarine Deutschland to abandon
cr return voyage to Germany almost
t its outset early today, when a
onvoying tug, the T. A. Scott, Jr., was
;unk with a crew of five men, was the
otbject of federal investigation this
The United S'tates inspectors of
iteann vessels, headed by Capt. W. E.
Withey, heard, through witnesses, of
the condition under which the sub
narine, slipping out of the harbor in
the darkness so that she might sub
merge in neutral waters before day
break, ran down the tug which was
acting as her protector off Race Rock, I
ust outside this port. The testimony
:ame from Capt. Paul Koenig, of the
Deutschland; from F. W. Krapohl, his
chief officer, and from Hans Kleese,
lhis chief engineer. It was given in
secret, but it became known through
statements outside the chamber that
the collision was an accident.
Survivors who would discuss the
matter were agreed that it was due
to a combination of swift currents,
which carried the tug off its course
and across the bow of the submarine
and to the darkness, which was to be
the IDeutschland's medium of safety,
but which instead prevented ready
observation of the danger ahead.
Capt. Koenig would say only to ques
"It.'s a terrible thing to lose those
good men. I feel it deeply. You imust
B3efore the inspectors fix blame for
the loss of the Scot[ and its crew
they will hear the testimony of Capt.
Frederick IIinseh, an official of the
Eastern Forwarding Company, who
was the only survivor of the tug.
Capt. IIinsch was tlrown froiin the
deck house on the tuig into tihe rush
ing water of the iRace, where he war
rescued, almost exhausted, by the crew
of the tug ('assie, following behind.
('apt. I liinsch was unconscious Iui
the accident and(1 tonight. was still so
exhausted that it may b several days
before ie is able to testify.
The i )e tseliland's return will b.'
(lyehivd only a few days by the damn
ages she sustained and not at all by
the fact that inquiry is being niade.
Examlination of her how today showed
that. three plates had been stave in
Io a d( gr"e.' desc'r'jibed by soini1 "as a
hole, a1ui 0111hers as "a ( ilt.'' I ler
it(11 wa twi1td to Stiboaid, hil
th g r1 l' a 'i euetar of i! the s bnila
ri 1 a id i r ly in plae(,
not ,\i!ll=taningr, ilia funi e of th,- jiln
pact wh sich t - ii t the iu; I !1.t i0 l
withinli a f-"\ inoinents.l
TIlli en of the T. A. ;coll, ,lr., hall
nio l 'haeil" for their lives. They went
d! i n in s in t- o.
enine rooly aid (al. a
t of~l I wri potr'e lol. learlyii t lie
Inorn' i:. andm'' sli weid do w ;h1 (1T'ames
riiverlI t o lh, rehnd.- unl dt u! b(55 g atn.
tl1ii' (at1 ailiin ::e~, m . i, tam.
('n 2(hieh ( iltn iiili('( lin t'1he!'( makin i
lTio' starL ar wa1:1 s 1 h be T.y A.l ot.
surfale a t,,a speedu of0 abu Ct.n kno)(is.
watis abu 110t yads beid, andlt hac;
1a m'iV tle ter t tf Iaslie fo(1 llweds
Ptle liin t current1of wihl akae 11(
godTo lleichindwa aloreur
ulm' grea dangerlit, of ordia, to 'an oli
te cit eswtera dayhe dm
/~ i o xe d blw te w r
TOMORROW IS HOMI
Sunday Schools Have Join.
ed For Census.
VISIT EVERY HOME
The Visitation Period Will he From
''wo to Four O'eiock Tiursdaiy fter
noon. IKverybody Urged to be at
Home. All Other Business to be
Suspended. All Arrangem'ents have
Everything is now in readiness for
the home visitation which will be made
tomorrow afternoon from two to four
o'clock in the city of Laurens and en
The territory-the entire town of
Laurens and the village of Watts Mills,.
has been laid off- into about sixty (I
visions or groups. and to each section
has been, assigned a visitation commit...
tee of three Sunday school nen. Be
tween the hours of two o'clock and
four o'clock Thursday afternoon these
home visitation committees will visit
every home in the territory.
Each committee will be provided
with a list of questions and to these
questions the heads of families will
be kindly asked to supply the desired
The work will be done systenatically
and thoroughly. The grouns have been
so arranged that the committees can
cover the assigned district. In the allot
ed time without special hurry, though
the work will be done in clock-like
~verybo(ly wil; be expected to he at
home from two to four o'clock iomor
row afternoon, because the canvassers
are going to visit every house.
The schools will close at one o'clock
in order that the children may he at:
home when the visitation committee
'alls. 'T'hese committ ees want to see
every member of each and every fam
11 is going to be aln imipiressive Oc
.asion, with near!y 2010 Sunday school
men in the fiel at the same time gath
eriltg information in whiich every 0110
will lbe vitally interested in, if not now'
actively enlisted in the canuse.
The"o wil! bs a traelical stsptension
of allhu'in2.., dIiring the Iwo lo "
'i l. 'T1he whle own will he work
144.- in ('oncir t. 'The comttitte'es that
have workedl ant !t 1h plns for it htOmec
viit- ilj ii ha 44.'i414i)e no .le4;1 i inl
dietion ''t thl hitation u i e
( r1 ws (I it w !h th, a (( s it so richly
' . m !r.. 11 l e ' .1 ..1 .
t.: . Ie 1a n!: 4 a ' . i . ( 1 l. a1 i4r..
r41'ted m14i .44 441:44 li f. hii 4 it '' was
14444 ( '''14n 4 i: lEil \''-:e a 444 v4i24.es'
'li h bl Tht e Sy 1 Iterno inal h,
(iiw .l. 1,.4 Iein and'4:' '-ev. t('.' 1 '. lI'nin
4 rnp w,' 12 ::- of 4,4 an4 n h
f ih 1 4:4d If r o. he4 4 4ne : ver
(1hn 'e' w ill'tt 'Itold a 1ample i. o
iini lit, ovemlie re n Ict r U.nfi
of r le scihol. o '[he tig 1 I in ('( iit t
iuilte to attd. a rie