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VOLUME XXXII. LAUR~ENS, SOU"M CAROLINA,, WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1917. NI~i~4
FROM ALL F
Contest Just Starting. En
ter Your Name.
25,000 EXTRA VOTES
ARE GIVEN FREE
Early Entrants lave Opportunity to
Secure a Vood Start. Men: Enter
the Name of a Lady or GirI Mem
ber of tle Family.
This week will be known as the
nomination period of the Advertiser's
Big Prize Campaign. During this
period the most ambitious ladiCs will
get their campaigns going in good
style and secure the advantage of an
The principle feature of the week
however, will be the nominations. En
ter your own name, or the name of
sonic lady friend this week. Do that
if you do nothing else. Next week a
complete list of the nominations will
be published. It is not advisable to
lose any time after being nominated.
Stai't your campaign immediately.
Gather coupons and seek new sub
scriptions and renewals from friends
There is a large ballot printed oil
this page. It is worth twenty-five
thousand extra votes if sent in with
two subscriptions of one year each,
or with one subscription for two years.
Only one of the ballots will be
credited to aly one coitestati, and
only 1o1)011 the co:d1(lition that the sub
scriptiions be sent in. The offer of
this big ballot will be withdrawn soon.
Only file early entrants will secure
As soon as you have been nominat
ed clip the big ballot and send it in.
Or nominate yourself and senid the
'big ballot at the same time. E4ven it
you have not fully deelded to enter
the race it may be a good plan to se
cure for yourself the advantage of the
Act promptly in this imater. It is
to be withdrawn soon.
An Effective Start.
When you enter the race you will be
credited with five thousand votes. Se
cure the big ballot and that will net
you 25,000 more, or a total of Thirty
Thousand Votes. 'Also the votes that
the subscription will earn as shown
by tile vote table.
That will give you a splendid start
and your vote will soon roll up into
There is a coupon in each paper
worth fifty votes. And each subscrip
tion you send in will earn votes as
shown by the table at the bottom of
The plan of the contest is very sim
ple. Simply collect the coupons and
secure suibscriptions. Take them
wherever you may find them.
V Lists of the 01ld subscribers in your
vicinity will be sent to you, also re
ceipt hooks. Write, call, or teleph~one
tihe Contest Alanager for information
EVe'ryone to Winm Somethtiug.
A miost equiitalhe feature lies inl tile
fact that everyone tlkilug part in tis
contest wvili be ipaidl for their t ine
ini aniy evenlt. There can be no losers.
Even though you should( not win a
prize it will not be d(liicult to earn
eight, ten or twelve dollars a week
duiring your spare lime, if' you enter
The big prizes are worth a small
fortune and~ it wii. requmire only a few
weeks to secure one of thlem. Spare
time only is neededi.
First Grand Prize is a 1917 .\axwell
touring car', p~urchased or the Lau
rens Motor Car Co.
The Second Girand Prize is One hun11
dred dollars in cash.
-Three beautiful diamond rings wvil
be awarded as first dlistrict prIzes.
Ono for each district, illurchased from
Three tiny wrist watches will be
awarded as sccond (district prizes.
Exelent unmo keepers. (G01( eases.
~Uaranteed for twenty year's, ipurchias
U7lof W mn. S'olomon, Jouveler.
Contest will close June11 23, 1917.
$n event or a time between Iwo or
mnore contestants. the value of the
lirize or Prizes tiedl for will b)e equll iy
dlividied amiiong tile conitentants tied.
Enter your nam:ic ight no(w whlile
.vOU tlintk of it. Mcin' nte the name
'ARTS OF COUNTY,,
L.Wi:NS WiLL ENTiEIT.IlN,
ISTIT" ('lIUSTI-kN EN.DE.iV0]R 0
I irst, ConVeniion to be Ilild lit the j
Pr'sbytrian Cihurch Sat urday aid
Thle- prog'raml has beenl Completed e
for the fi rl eon venltion of the Lau
ren I istril Chris t ian I'indeavor U'n
ion to be held hele' at the lirst Pres
byter dl church Satulday and Sunday I
.\lay 19-20. This distr-ict comprises r
the couites of Laurens, Newherry, I
Abbeville and Greenwoo(l. Iach youig
peoples soclety within these bounds \
in entitled to several delegates for v
whoii the people of file city will pr-o
vile free entertainment. On Sunday
morning liert Corcoian, of Charles- v
ton, president of the State Union, will
be the principal speaker. lie is an
enthusiantie, magnetic, whole-souled L
Christian whom it (oes one good to
see anid hear. lie works "!ke a ma
chine gun of the latest type and un- t
der his leadership since last Novem- I
ber, Christian PIndeavor has been I
spread ing in South Carolina.
Immediately after the morniing -er
vlee all delegates will be awsigined
home1. From 3 to 5 P). .l. S1unday af
ternoon there will be reports from lo
cal societies, c'onfercenes on prob
leams met In younig peoPles' work, lCc
C. C. HAMILTON
tion of officers for the ensuing year
and 5-inlnute papers on topics of In
Sunday evening from 7:15 to 8
o'clock will be given over to a model I
Young Peoples' Prayer Meeting, led (
by Mrs. [McFadden of Clinton. I
At 8 P. S1. Sunday 'C. C. Hamilton, I
of Boston, will bring at message from i
headquarters. Traveling the length
and breadth of the United States, (lay I
in and day out, this Christian IEndeav- 1
or expert can instruct and entertain
all ages with his wide acquaintance
and varied experience.
All the sessions are open to visi
tors and all interested In church work
for' young lieople. Work among ju
niors, nmissionary activities, 1l11ble
studi~y, liersonial wvork and related sub
jects will be dealt with by specakers of
experience and consecration. As a
miemiber' of the entert ainimentI colimmit
,tee said yesterdai~y "Such conferences
by d itrits bin g thle beneflits of
harager i'athlein tgs wvithIin reag'l of
nmanay who cannot attedi Stalte or Na
inalI gatinizgs. All who at tend
will reeive inspi rat ion, diemionstra
tion, edciat ion, assoelation and sug
gertions, The fIrst letter of these
words1, taken consecutively, make an
acrostic spelling 'hleas'. Seattering
thesae vailuiable things isa the purpose
of thle conisentioni 'Where there is no
V'Moni the peopie perish'.'"
'. Meetinig of W1. M. U.
The WS. M ii of Warriior' Creek
Church, will hold Its next meettig
withi .lts. .W WS. Yeargin on 31hay 17th,
aut 3 o'clock. Membhers are earnecstly
requimestedl to attend and ladies of the
surrounding terr'itoi'y will be cordial
(if a lady nmeimberm of thle family. Wian
lhe Viax well.
-lyer--$1.00 .. ...... ...2,000 votes
2 year's--$2.00 .. ........,000) votes
3 yearis--$3.00 .... .....10000 votes
! yeare$i.00 .. .......1,000 Votes
M UNUSUAL INCIDENTS
MAR CAMP LIFE
e veral Cases of Mitnor Indisposltion,
but All is WCtl 1s Caip "A1hur
With the exception of several cases
f minor charneter, all of the boys
f Co. A at Camp Arthur Lee ire on
nying good health and are in good
pirits. Rei)orts from those on duty I
ai the vicinity indicate that they are
om1fortably located and that Ihey a -e
ujoying life as well as could be ex
evted from the nature of the service.
part of those who were oin guard
ist week were relieved Saturday by
lew detachments and those relieved
re taking life more pleasantly.
A number, of the boys have received
isitors from home during the past
beek, several parties having come
The members of tie company
rho will be in camp during
hlalutauqua week are looking forward
'ith a great deal of pleasure to that.
vent. The offer of free tickets to the
ntertainmnents came as a great sur
mrie to them and every man was en
hiisiastic in his praise of the Chau
auqiua management and guarantors
or this generous action.
'ile names of the company ollicers
.nd iell are as follows:
Captain-William ). Workman.
Ist. 'lAnut .- William T. Adams.
2ndi. lieut.-Samnueil ). Willis
Ist Sergt.--l)aniel '. Smith, .Jr.
M\ess Sergt.--John M. CIIietol.
Sii y SerJ.-Pirestoll It. Speed, . I
Sergat(Ilts-aym1ond .1. Owen, l'd
in IL. I!ughcs. .1r.. -W ister It. Wat
ins, Williatin W. \WiIg'o, Cirran S.
a:dl ey, (rayson .\l. !!oke.
Corporals-Ilaroboll Owen.lh 14 2.
)wen, AlIan Iowen, Preston W.
MIuMms, laro(l it. TrIner-10, William G.
;aIlit hein, .ta mes iR. .1eter, .1oin1 11.
Jainald, John H. Lindsay, Twyman
). .ones, Iarry .1. Welkert.
Cooks-Clinton P. Rice, George T.1
IHuglers-William W. McIlee, Keen
Mechanlic-James F. Mathis.
Ist Class Privates--George W. Bat
o0n, Sherwood J. Dickson, George H.
illard, Grover C. Friddle, lanes N.
iarling, Wi lllam W. Ilellais, Fred
J. I-1ll. Arthur V. IHinds, Harry F.
hint, Charles h1. Painter, Jones W.
'arkins, Walter I1. Putnam, Robert L.
lichey, Williani Schwiers, Benjamin
)loan, Jerome W. Suits, Jasper D.
Vade, George 11. Ward, Percy E. Wat
,on, Preston C. Westmoreland.
Privates--John E. Abbott, Ehrnest L.
dkins, Robert M. Bowers, Herman
Brown, t.Niles R. Busbee, -Melrose E.
'lement, General H. Dodgens, Joseph
1. Drake, Louis F. Foster, Bishop F.
irant, Arthur T. Gaines, Roscoe H1aw
ins, Sherman D. Hayes, Thomas M.
1111, John T. Till], Jack Hodges, Wil
lai D. Huff, Manly T. Jeter, Russell
I Jones George W. Kaufman, Charlie
Ceeler, Lee J. Kelley, Raymond Kir
y, James 13. Mauldin, George L. Mit
hell, William A. Mitchell, James M.
,oss, Jr., Roderlck S. Melver, Jr,, Her
nan B. McManaway, John E. Meafana
iay, .James M. Nappier, WVilliam WV.
orris, IHaskell hillips, William A.
barker, George HI. Parks, Lonnie Pen
leId, Samuel (I. Pitchford, John11 R.
>lowden, William A. Rloberts, C'laude
1. Rlowey, William H1. Sheib, Jlr., 1John
.Sherwvood, Cilenen~ F. Smi1h,1 Fra nk
pien1cer, El lison W. Strioupel, FredC~
hill Ivan, S'ydeny Swoffoil, lhoy Th'ack
ton, WVilli1am M. Thp1011son1, Charles
'. TPimmons, Jamesl hi. Trot ier, Illenry
,Any candidate who bring
year each (or a two-yea
in addition to regular s
Good only when Signedl 1
SUBtSCIPTIONS ARE IRAISED
FOR STI10EHEN 'OUNTItE$
U'nion ServIce Heldi at the Methodist
Church Sunday Night.
A union service of all the denont
inations of the city was hield at the
AlIt hodist church Sunday night for
the purpose of raising a fund for
strickeni people In tile countries of
Syrita and Arimentia. Impressive ad
di'''.e3s were ilade by '.lMr. W. 1. Gray,
Alr. it. L. Parkinlson an(d 1r. C. It.
Ilobo, d eIi'0tc ing the soTrowful Ilight
into Which these inl fortunil ate people
are placed as resitit of the world war.
Tile conigregati fon was greatly moved
by the story o1 suffering anld privatlion
In foreign countries adi con ributed
generously toi a fund raised to alievi
ate it. Alonthly pledges amounting to
$60.50 per motith wei'e subscribed and
$10.50 pledged to be paid on demand.
In addition to this a cash offering of
$t3.33 was made.
The committee does not expect to
rest wilth the fund already raised, but
proposes to Increase It materially. The
entire proceeds will be turned over
to the Woiann's Service League to be
forwarded to proper sources. Anyone
desiring to contribute to this flund may
d1o so cit her in per'son or by mail. Mrs.
it. 1-. Fleming Is secretary of the comt
ilittee and will accept all donations.
31EDMOIA11l DAY E X EIlcISES
1ELD S'ND.\' AFTEiN%;N
e0'). If. Y. SMimps1on titmide Shord Ald.
drs.Paradel Lend by. lintler.
\lmm ial 1111y was IAt tingly obe -
ed lre Siunlay. the uslial :,etiss he
I:; held at t le c metr'y where a
large crowil gith-reld to m)1 ' til teto
to the C'ofeCderaite d1:d. Tlh eX''r
oiscs were t roesided over by Col. If. Y.
Si ;on. tlllaider of Itho li-a!
C.imt11P of1 Sonsi of \'c eterans, who also
delivered a short but appropriate ad
dress illied with patriotic fervor. Ac
cording tn tile custom of past years,
the children of the graded school
marched to tie cemetery in a body,
the parade being lead by a detachment
of soldiers from tie u liler Guards.
The exercises were opened with
prayer by Rev. S. II. Templeman anid
the children of the graded school gave
a program of patriotic songs. After
the address by Col. Simpson, the lonor
Roll of Confederate (lead from this
county was read after which the
bugler of the Butler Guards sounded
"Taps". The children then went to
all the graves of the dead soldiers, in
cluding those of the few northern sol
diers buried there, and placed wrecaths
of flowers on them.
Entertained In Atlanta.
One of the very charming enter
tainments during opera week was a
dinner party at the Piedmont hotel
given by Mr. and Mrs. R. W. %'onpton
in honor of their guest, Mirs. Lucas, of
South Carolina. The guests were
Airs. Robert Gvoodlett, of Nashville,
Tenn.; SMrs. Foster, of Atlanta; Mr'.
Anole, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mirs. Cora
C. Lucas, of LauTrens, S. C., and T.
andi Mrts. RI. W. Comnpton.-Atlanta
Constitution. Mr. Comtplon is a native
of t his colmlyv anid is one' of the sute.
cessftulobusiness men of At lantai, being
Ste (list rict manlager' of a lar ge mnanu
it. WaitkIins, I Iarvey I). Welc'Ihorn, .1lhaI
0. Willims, .lames S. WVison, .lohtn W.
W~ood(, Herb'et L4. Wrmight .
s or sends this ballot in with
r subscription) will be cred
or 25,000 Extr
:hedule. Must be accomnp
y Contest Manager No C
more than one of thesec ballo
ivetiser' Votheg Pr
EIGHTEEN FULL I
11011EMilINS TO OlEN
(hA I'I '.\'Q U'. l'l001i.13Miy
Orri hestrin Concert. This fIternioon
F'irs, l'erforimance of Chaiutaiuq a.
31ar1litt 1). liardi4sii Leetures Toighrit.
E.ver-yingII! is now r-eady For the oil
ening of clialitatiua at ' o'clock
this aflet'oion inl the big tent oni the
gra.idd(l school g-ounids, and with the
RIedpath manaigement putting on wlai
it believes Is the best programme it
has offered In cliautauita, the week
should be a notable one.
The sale of advance season tickets
has been very gratifying to the guar
antors. In the big (calmpaign conduct
ed Monday, when the oil mill whistle
again played a prominent part, the
total sales went over the guaranteed
amount by about $75, half of which
goes to the credit of the association.
After eight o'clock Monday night. the
price of fickets automatically a(
vanced to $3.00 each, so that price now
Ity mutn ual agreement between Ile
guarantors and tile Chaultatiua man
agement, the memlbe's of tile littler
Guiards encaeiod here were invited to
all I the performances free of charge.
Any membs ef e Tiaynham iiiuards
who may l e lii on furdlough will
Ialso be admitled. Mr. Parsons, who
bY the way I;- ,I very elever genl
mani. liaril' alreed to the sougge
ion tha1t 1't% Ibi! b iven th4
read in of thei~i~a teto'~v~ia a
Thw 11Sti nun1hr al Ih. , afternmoit n
ur ua tsn d will iis e m norer:
and th Ii , vay i n oil .kt o , h- a1fu
roei n me i alern cioon boft 'ka pro
ile ane ohe Nel ws of lied ath
vha.a(u wvk openeid with) m'ore
ktirrime1" mulsiv than will be renide-red
by the B1ohei an1,1s. The part of' 11heir
programmI le givenl over to folk mu11sic
will be fine of the delights of thle uen
'I'le even inig lecture will be a pa
triot Ic (iscussioni by Dr. Martin 1).
Ilardin of Chicago on "America and
the World of Tomorrow." (Dr. 1Har
dinl believes that there is no liolie of
world peace until Germany is brought
to her senses. What part. is America
to play In the world war right now?
What policy is she to stand for after
the war Can there be a permanent
world ipeace? Will America deio
cratize Europe or will Euirope mili
tarize American? What lesson has the
world to teach the great republic and
what has America to offer to the
world? These are just a few of the
pertinent questions of the hur to be
discussed by Dr. Hardin.
Dr. Hardin has made a profound
impression in all the chautauqua cities
In which he has spoken this season.
His lecture Is not one that everyone
In the audience will agree with
in every particular, but Dr. Hardin
has Ideas andl he expresses them In
such a manner thalt his audience is
compelled to think about t hem.
The local committee says It will not
realize directly fr'om thle proceedls of
season tickets soldl aftr th Ile opiening
hiouri of the chiaitaiiquia this afternoon.
Mr. andl Mr's. .1. .1. Mc Swa in, Mi'. and
Mr s. SiafeIr oif GreenivillIe, Miss lle(len
lei t zja trick of New York and Mr's. Al
berit Clilbert of Williangto(n wuere week
('nd giuests of .\lr . andl Mr's. I". P. Me
two subscriptions of one
ited with 25,000 votes.
mnied by subscriptions.
ardie'~ate will be0 cnrtitled
IRST WAR ARMY
'Total of 5 41,000 Officers
AIND R GULA-% R AR M Y
ThesV Two orcei 10 b li Irouuhi tilp
11,111' streiaith, and14 Then Fromt
Their Rhinis nill be Taken 200,040
Oflicers alu Noncoms for New Armtty.
Two Cavalry DIhisin1 to be AUded.
W~ashi1ngton. ". .Alay --The full
strength of the frst war army organ
ized na1der the selecti ve draf bill will
lbe 1,:38 ollic (1s and S2,6-59 enlisted
Imen, makilig up1) I8 wIar strength di
visions complete in every arm and
:'11sppl emen1' ited by 16 regiments of
heavy field artillery cequlipped with
large calihre liowitzers.
Virtually every dctail of plans of
raising, taiing. et iippiig anld or
gai'zing this lorce has belen carefully
worked out tY thte war department.
and the s.lc tion of the men will be
gin as sooin as th draft measuie be
Colles a law. Coifere's of tlie ',el
,ate and house hope to agree upon dis
PUted feaul es to1.n$ oroW >o as to nid
the bill to the pridnlt for hi. sig
nau11re early lex:t weeli.
A revi'l' list of 01omees' training110
eumpalrits ssued todlay h:: fihe
o th ii-i h !' is w I I s-hin
-of ( n -inal
I ii. i r'ii .a I o :C n ' I~n i. Is
T 1 : r N-w York
sta .nd P'm alaia 'Cong-essional
ist ricts 10, 1.1, Ii. 1.5. I', 21, 2-.
Olerth District - Remainder of
Pennsyl;vvanjjia State inlcludIing Philadel
phfa an11)d Pittshurgh.
Fifthi-New .Jetsey, Delaware, Mary
land, Virgi nia and IDist rict of Colui
Sixth--North and Soith Carolina
Sevetih-ergia., Alamaha and
Eighth-Ohio and West Virginia.
'Ninth-Indiana and KCnltucly.
Eleventh-Alichigan and Wiscon
Twelfth--Arkansaa, Mh:Msi ippi and
Thirteenth-"Minnesota, Iowa, North
and South Dakota and Nebraska.
Fourteenth-Missouri, Kansas and
Fifteenth--Oklaiona anl Texas.
Sixteenth-Montana, Idaho, Wash
ington, Oregon, California, Nevada,
Utah, Wyoming, iArlzona and New
In addition thiere will be two sepa
rate eavalry divisions which probably
wvill he situated in the Southwest, near'
the MexIcan blorder'.
Ofllcers f'or the cavalry divisions
will be trained at all the IlG oflicers'
-training camps, which open within a
fewi days with1 -1,000 prosp~ective alli
('ers unde41r Iliil1K.
of1 ninie full r'egimIent s of I inatry.
ItIhree l' teg I ns of Ileid arititlery, one4
regiment 0 of ('avalr'y, onei leg imn of(11
('ngineer1s, one4 dlivision hoCpi1lat and
four 1c(amp11 infIirumaries. TIhe total
strengthi of the 16 wiltlibe 15.0 22 ofli
cetrs an 13:9,792 men. IThe tw WI (av
alr ty dIvisions combi hned will hav'e
I ,21 I otli Cers and1 :12,02 ligh tillg 1men ,
Including moun11ted( engineer's and
hiorse artilr 1 units1111, and~ eacti will
also have its divislional h'ospItal anid
The4 proportion (11 of Coast art filry
tr(oops to hie arovided ot c-f the tilsi:
500.1000 wilt h1e 666I otlil'ers' ar1! 20,000
men an 111e'(ljuIisi te 11( media 1troops1.
Suoplemnenlting these tal ica! ulnitsl
will he the 11 r'egimienlts ei ii avy tleld
arotiey ~. ?tr-rath 7t0s im.ber. and
21,1(11 men;11 Cight ao 51iundr'on11, Or
infan114ry diviions,'lb liht' 1:1 vo com
Panie': 1(en tild hbo'p?:. :. -n am1
Iaies:i' six alI'liI'lut' Ia *'and ix
:t In I'' ip:- i I1atio. . .1oBs
a:k f r ini . the'