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VOLUME XXXII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1917. NUMBER 4
With a Magnificent Report F
nity in the County This
Showing in Red C
. .. . . . .. . ...* * *,
* $100,000,000 Passed. *t
* Washington, June 26.-The Red *
* Cross "humanity dollars" cam- *
paign passed its mark today *
* with t total of $104,000,000 tab
* ulated at noon and returns still *
* coming in. The Red Cross war *
* council predicted a total of *
* $110,000,000 by nightfall. *
'Columbia, June 26.-At midnight -
Secretary Rt. H-, King stated that it
was impossible to give final figures c
for the Red Cross campaign by coun-: f
ties. lie said practically every coun- I
ty vhich had repcrted up to that time
stated that a later report would be
made, which would increase the re- t
.\Ir. King stated that the unotilcial
reports so far apparently show that
$367,355.76 has been raiir.cd with the
certainty that these figures will be .
increased by final reports tomorrow.
South Carolina's allotment was only
Splendid reports have come from
practically almost all of the counties. I
Mr. King said that totals for each
county could probably be released to
morrow night. lie attributed the I
great success of the movement to the
leadership of Governor Manning and l
Secretary iPuckette, of the State War
'Work Council, and to the superb lead
ershil) in the different c6unties.
"The heart of South Carolina has
been touched by this appeal. The re
slolsC has been quick and generous.
For the War Work Council at Wash
ington I express the deepest grati
tide," said Mr. King.
With the liberality that characteriz
es Laurens, both city and county, the
whirlwind campaign launched last
Thursday -morning in the Interest of the
Red Cross produced results far be- I
yonld expectations. With $5,000 asked
of the county by State Chairman R. 11.
ling, of Charleston, laaurens gave
$13,79,4.34, nearly three times the
amount ailded for. The glory for the
wonlerful record, however, is not to
le sharo(i by Laurenu city or ary oth
er C0o1,1nlit~y al ole, for the ent I
couty responded inl a mag:i levint
miianniier to the appeal. Although no
diefillite amouit wa ofked of any town
or co(mnitty inl the county. it may 1e
safely saId that every locality In tle,
county whcre the nleeds of the Itd
Crcss were pr'sented the rspons
Was proportionate to the ainaont asl:d
for the citire couity. Most. of tih'
towns and comunilllities exceeded (their
proportionlate share of the ciginal
mnmmanld helped swell thI' yml.nld
otal whliichi Laureins recorded .\t lda
ni gh, . Crosos 11111 hasU recived thle
hiIghest pra Ises for Ithe mnagn ifleni
con t ribution whlicho it imiade. $2 ,:t, be4
lng around $ 1.010 per cnpita. .\iit
vylle and Ora also have a v'ery high
gier capita average and so hiave' otheris,
biut there dlipla:yed note(worthly gener
cstty. J~aurenls lead off withI the big
gest centrIiiut ion in tile county, subh
sc riing withI its in Ill viillages, more
Ihan thle ent Iire total asked( of the
'outy . C' tio made a handsome
(contrition 10, more th11an its proportion01
ate share unider tihe $5,000 minImumn.
'The iual dist rict madle hand~somue
c'ontr'IibutionsU to the cause.
Laurlens did not wvin the baner of
fored by (Gov. MAlnin~g to the (ounty
making the highest percentage of eon
t ribut!ons. it mnade a clo!se race foir
it, however, only falling behind D~arl
tn -ton county. the winner, by a smiall
mairgin. 'Darlington rolled upi a big
('ontriibution at the last thlat the Ln~lt
rena campljaignieru were not expecting
and so carr'edl the banner away whten
more monley froem here would have
gotten it. Of course the latteir remark
Is ill the nature of an excuse, about the
only one that there Is to offer, Darl
ington county made a fine campaign
and~ deserIved to wyin.
A noteworthy feature of the Lau
rens contrihuitionst wvas thle large num
l'r rf contibutor4. This e.nty (11(
not have a single contribution of over
ri00, so that the list was indeed a
l'rige onie,. Colored peoplo mnade a
general response t.o the call for funds,
eanneanht in 1*at'ona and Crons Hil1l.
) CROSS ALLOTMNT
rom Nearly Ever) Commu
County Makes a Fine
inc old cripple negro, the flagman at.
he C. & W. C. depot told the solicitors
hat he wasn't able to give much, bnt
.o thought. he could spare a dollar a
onth for four months and o Sui
cribed for that amount. Other cases
f real sacrifice werd met with by the
olicitors. indicating that the tlipeal
or fund:s has brought home to the
Icoplc the seriousness of the wtar.
To the committee In- charge of the
-mpa;)ign much credit is due. Chair
iani Cooper and Secretary Adams,
bly assisted by Dr. Alken. R1ev. Tcm
>leman. C. U1. Bho, W. It. MCuCen an
thers kept tirelessly at work and to
hern a large measure of the succes::
R (ule. And to the Red Cross girho
'o. a I>uuet of comp'hnntcls Is (!,'
ncd are herewith presented. WI'1hout
heir hellp and Inspiration the other
vorkers could not have done half so
A list of the towns and commt nities
rhere funds were collected is printr4
;elow. The campaigns were madr
-imunity affairs aind not church af
IiI r',; the namnea of the hn-0h 10inu
tsed mostly as a convenilence. (oi
ributions of all denominations wen
hrongh the churches which hapnc-!
o be 'conveniently located otr wherc
ervices happened to have irn held
ast Sunday. The list is as fo!'ow
elle View ............$ 20.O
1lopewell .. ........70.25
Rock Bridge...... 1i.10
Renno...... .. .. .. 102.50
Lydia Mills ..1...... 8.60
Goldville .... ...110.00
Clinton Mills ..... .66.00
1ross 1ill and Vicinity .. . ".2 ''
Dials .. .. .. .. '.. .. . .. 101.1"
'riendship (Preshyt'rian ) . . . '0 A
riendshilp (Baptist) ...... !:'S V
F cihlarn..ome........ ..
Kig" Chapel............1 7
b,:anford ......... .... 10.7
[,-urens ...... .. .. .. ..5.12.1
1.'urena .Mills .. ..
Wntts Mill: ........211.05
\ oun ille . . . . . .. .. . . !
New I [arm ony............. ...
.ra .. .. .... .. .. .. .... 17'1
Dwinef,n .. .... ...........1 1'9.?
Prospet .... ................200
SMt. ol; . .
.\'t. loetel.. .... ........ 5.
Wathrlo.. .. ...... ........l ::5
Sandy Spring . . . . . n . et a:1
W a trio tic. . ..t~ly .. l.. ..a .. 1I5.
Waterlod i. .. ..cn! w.. .. u.. i.. 45.
nudimng:lc~ i h ltI
I.\ lt.( P a to .. ..~-eu ..$3 d9.50
.l . O lie .. . ..ce .., 71.l00 h
a UaneiongMretion day e Npe tta
asm"P.Atriotrc unay" hleda will b I
livered in Laun. .A wioth- uno Ce
wen wal bon taevn. wl b
invted to blee prsead a
:mrt int-~o thee sries of ih hn
a argen onrearory lapete oae
(elaeeg. he addrsc wll be di.r
lied by Heio,R.h AeCoroer.' Na;
alery njybe akeni a p
bytoeI~st.nc Seean. sti
youn laoues werte Prsentc fante<
given n acon of the sumer hocr
twaseien ill the disorynatuednel
a eraby enoyae othenn foras speu
So Herbert C. Hoover rells Senators
When Emplatszing the Necessity of
litinlediale Paissage of the Admlits.
tration Food Il1.
IWashington, June 19.-While both
bran hes of congress cont iued de
sitttory debate on the government's
food control bill today, Ierbert C.
Iloover, food adinivistrator, spent
four hour's at the capitol emphasiz
ing to a score of senators gathered
infirmally to h0ar hIm the vita im
vortaclle of tl:e legislation to sutccsS
in thte wvar.
Under sharp and aIrgumnntative
<tuestioning by a group headed by
Sentora Core, Reed and Vardaman,
opposing the legislation, M.r. Iloover
outlined his plans for conserving the
na tion's food siallwy, Increasing pro
'mdletion and cutting off the excessive
:'rofits of speculatorv. lie did not
'ontclude 0an1d will return to the njcp
!til Friday for further examinlat ion
!n an effort to clear up congresrional
.11d pliblic 1.1t1s( oncept lons and hasten
The sen:.te had only a brief dir
msolnion of the bill and recessed until
tomuorrow. Seinqtor Clamberlain an
Oot'ivined It would he kept continu
ously before the senate until disposed
)f and that renlatorsw would be pres;
ad to expedite deblte and actIon.
With but a handful of membern
tten'!!g, house dOfI-e continued u
MI lte tenight. Opposition there
appeared to he waning and] leaders
:toped to conclude genel'.I d!bate to
1,2 OO w and pass the bAI! by Fridj;ay
Fool conditions which face tle al
lies and this country were frankly
and fully expilainedl by .iMr. loover.
Without governmeit food control, he
said, success In the var may be im
iperiled. Su-ach control. to a g1reat de
gree in actu al dmini1stration, he e:
phdlied. will be vol utaill rI and not
entforced --a "mobillzation of I he
npirit. of self-denial and sfel '-8,e1illte
In p1reyeating warte of food.3tutffs.
That the rationimr2 or Otter en fore
ed regulalinn of the Anwerlean dinner
tC.ble is propoed was denIed by .\Mr.
I oover. AlIo lie said re:; ial Ioning
',f factorieCs or regulat ions of wag's
ar" no' con em pl at ed an' t -a eXCI
1'on of wa. pro'ti! 2 d't'bttlhorn o,
.ood. Ilargely I;-, vdu::.-: cowtc
nr!iu b'ject of ile 1.11'.
Fotr MO Iai 'mllneso foodI con
1 )l ;lanned, .\Mr. Iliov r -:!id. are
exprt reginaticn, cwol o of iisr
' 2io , in2elnd::2 p e . in. m b -
iza'"o-n of Ameri- a' women e-id -non1
n a <acn I I trno Iv and
'ot- I':t wnstev, and! v!r.; .'en ti
.A ibE W.UN I WOMAN2ED.
Mrs. c'lor en ibirl :'rei' .i.
It' Tu .av AfX'. Short liid1.
the .'ky prir s:- s 012:.. die d11 1
ho:0 l'as Tuesday a-r, a I vi:
o' i 1n:. 1h ,l h' d b1' ia :1 1' fo:
I) .:ver i'd thi(y , ::a '. het r. :; , I \a.!
con. hi(led lvey muchii'2 in Iroved,(an<
t er(de(hl 1111 )re unei' r it : a and ( n138 :
mi' r; rit, d .( yii2 The f a l t!1 sefrv 10itv
tp hn o tchurfch, l of wich Ie was
byl 12 so, the 1110 1:'11j':~..y leami
0f theheg loved t;lti'et in the' love
wltiy iwhch siecdardhere o:l. riha wit
rij2htland withr Godaglt In annoe
of r reteraie d apptines. Nt on
-y th t'r fhy ahwud sc;eof otrid
held hull nreaitidvon and Inplhc
' ad it :e wIet sly nile i al.e
e Tng vdeoeso here 21 j Coin he lo7ve
- ene s i the ho' hu:sba:d alor
rejoictng with' od' iangelsnah
of ternal life an hapiness N on
Iy hetfriey butiag sorteir ofothr
ol e place wvelyn toay bi.F'e v.i
an Fh ill o:f slorelo missd. 0,
T'he ceasedTh wan 2 eas .'a
VACANCIES FOl 110
31EN IN BATTALION
First flattalion, of Which Butler
Guards Is Component, Needs 110
Vacancies for 110 men are now op
en in the First battalion of the First
South Carolina regiment, and redout
bled efforts will be made to fill up the
ranks before the day of selective
draft. The .lutter Guards, with 1-18
1eon. has the largest Company in the
battalion, and is the only company
that really does not need eilelient re
cruiting to bring IIp to war strength.
Only two men011 are iceded before it
will have the required quota.
ve1cruitinlg has been going on slow
for the past two weeks in the com
panies of this battalion, and unless
there Ii a spirited increase within
It'I: next two weeks It looks as if the
Iunitts must wait for conscription to
1!! up the gaps.
Following is a list of the present
rnh of the four coumpanies in the
Company A, (IButler Guards), 1,18
ien, now encamped at Lairons.
Company It, (Anderson Comlpanly),
123 men, now encam-ped at Green
Comp'n- C. (Pelzer Company), 112
Men, now encamped In Greenville.
Commn:y 1), (Laureas Company),
14-7 men, now enermped at Spartan
IdUItENS UNION IANNEI WINNER
Young People's Christfian Vulonk Ends
8ssfions. 3eet at Du, 'et.
The third annual convention of the
Sotith Carolina Young People's Chris
tian union of the Associate Reform
ed Pres'yterian clirch met at Due
West Tuesday evening through Thurs
day evening of last week. Over 100
delegates attended the sessions, the
Progrmmlue and spirit of which proved
of Ie highest order. Reports of the
executive committee and of the district
I vy leaders showed that the work of
the un ion is thriving in all parts of
iie -;tate. The Laurens uniou, the
vyumnvest in the State, with a score of
I0 ilpoints, was awarded the State
banner. The convention meets next
year with the ycung people of the
I l1'kory Grove and Smyrna churches.
O!liers were elected at the Thurs
day af:rnoon searion as folows:
pI lreshlent, .hameios A. McKeown of
Conwall: v!ce president, Cland Sloan
of Co-unhia. It. I. M co( wi of York,
I .\ii:; 1' lze I lagan of Hock Hill ; sec
Misry, .\llas Mary Kennedy of Due
We: I lea? rer, K. i. Patilek of
WIhte Opk. The iev. W. P. (iter, the
!t-v. V. W. itoyeo and the lRev. W. W.
" rIncol N wre (1l101ed dilectors of
Ihe emin( tion. the 'listrict lay lea (
lin1- Ilect'cd as follows: M las
!aI.:ira;r:'a Grier, ftist district; .liss
i;:a I indsay, svecond distriet: Miss
A.nesi' Andrsmon, third district: .\Iiss
\, mi- \ i ll, fourth district: Miss
\ "n V Wylie, liftit district; James
K : i of Newhierry w:ia chosen to
< the grectingps of Ihe convention
NI rthm Carolina coniveiitiol
vi.ch mets(.t at Min-s .\lountain next
nth. --The St ate.
\ itd Ili mm hitnni .rent Arirest ed.
I rry" Wililia ms, a niegro mno, wvas
* ' ros; 111l1 by itural Polce
n .ndy ' oyd Sunday nightI just, as
b n. wa preparitng to board the
it a. m. t r:iin for D~eWttt, Va. A
- -I t lhe nerio prtoided a1 8. A.. L.
trI o-b j'ass for Williams and~ live
*theris. Thle train pulledi otut leaving
'iinoi. ini thie ettstodly oif the rural
tI'jc. ht the live others who vwere
-I tl.tVrh (on thle p~ass were carried
lng as fari as .Mouenitvill e, where they
:a i ted futh i i:Informatlion as to
rl;msperliationI. The negr~to is being
-teld in tihe county .hail on the charge
of ', ilatinog thle humnigrant laws. The
- iv V(t ote negrmoes have returnedC~ to
Itheir formier emnploymenit, I wo of thiem
-having work ent thle sectiton force of
thle &G. A. L. railroad itself.
Lancat('tst.er Home Abont Coumlete.
The hungalow beinig built by .Mr. W.
- G . Lan'astor on South 'harper street
a I.; nearing completion and will mont
r ,rol aly be occiupiedl the latter part 01
1 t'is week. 'l'hec work~ has been tindie
i te ' !reeltion of Mr'. Thad Maritin, whc
hanG mladeC a very coimmtenidable job) o1
The Watt- Miills comnpainy receivet
a eai load of canis last week whIch Il
- xpe~cts (o dlispose of at cost to itt
- operat.ives. The mill has given -its
- r~a p ort to the "Feed mit 'liotme" move.
x ment in a substantial manner an<
rimht~nsu lit initeent Iappnmecniated.
$10 WON BY MISS RUTH MY[RS
Little Ladies From Barksdale and Ci iton Lead Race:
For Prizes in Advertiser Contest-. Race in
Instances Was Very Close.
FIlRST GMA.NI) PI'tZE.
.\Miss 1uthI0 Todd, airidale
SET'0ND GRAND) PRIZE4
.\1iss Ruth .lyers, Clinton, It1". 1. I
b)wl'ltiu'T A W1'Ill)S.
1)istrict. Numbiter nLe.
Miss Flora llenne:. iaulrens.
Second-Gold BIrae"t Wat,-h
Is .\laybelle GartI, LiirS.
)istrict Nutimbher Two
\!isa leulah Isryson, Owviags.
Second-G3old Itr"'eclet. Watch
Miisa Pay 'llellans, (ray Court lit. 1.
District Number rThree.
Nliz;s Lellia Pitts, 1,au rr'ni, It. F. 1. C.
Seconld-Gold liracelt Watchl
;is .\ rtIe Teagu, \Iorntville Ilt. 1.
District Number One
.iss Flora Pen-ett .... .... .... .. ...........................:,:l,.
NI iss llaybelle Garrett .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .....'ii ,8
District Number Two
. ThIss Tuth Todd, 1larksdale .... ......... .... .... .... .... ......:
Miss 1 eulah Vry 'on. Owings .... ........ .... .... .... .... ... l7,24
Niliss Pay lieIlaras, Gr;ay Court Route .1 .... .... .... .... .... ..... 01 .
.NI ss Hazle Hl1t. Gray Court toute 4.... .................... C
.\lxss .\attie It. Peterson, Laurens ltoute : ..... .... .
Aliss Grace D'Shileldsq, La1nfordl............... .... .... .........."7M
NIIs .\lnnie ilavls, Ilonea P'ath Route I .... .... .... ..............
NI Iss .lagg!e Workman, Or .... .... .... .... .... ...........
MIss Annie Brock, Laurens Route 4...................
NI Iss El len Alratts, Ware Shoals Route I .... .... ........ ....
.iss Emma Ilenderson, Gray Court Itoitc :. .... . .
\V m (UIN e r y n m lrine-tonl 1ilo .to I . . . . . .. .. .. .... .....
Mifs .iItIie Lanford. Lanford .... ...... .... .... .... .... .... I, -
District Number Three
N.ls.u Ruth . er. Clinton loute 1 . .
.I\Iss belia P.:1 Laurens ltpute 6 .. . .... .... ....... ... .... ....
.NI I s N yrtl Tenylue. N.\ otntvill .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .6 "
Miss Marie ('ompton, G reeiwood, Route ........................ '.2
.\-iss Almta Coieman. Cross Hill .... .... .... .... ... . ...
\Lim.s Elizale;It M ilehell. .\louitville l ' .... .... I.... ... . .
.I Iss flarah Davi,, Lauren. s Roltto 5 .. .... .... .... .... .. . .
We, tIhc nders iIne. ofliciaiina: .i: ei.. a1 the elosin of T. \d- '
tiser l'riz ('oneIe: , flind a'ter a c:in fiul r nvas of the !milak .'
aVor. i:s a t to and orre"i :tatneent f. oes : east 1in e ...
wve have I:.,:::ed the pnize wmners.' aIc > the.( rule' Wf 11c1t
as ;.!' i a.uvas: of the b io: .
1'.\ T 1\ !;
C.. T . ,T -
L:itienx. 8. C. -S. 1. 1 \
which 'ighi ! -in rizs were awrd- :' ...
ed. < ::n c t , i'.e last -a I I y
ettitng. n iiaa.
I tandidate: :;
T~'tw i e~lt:. actling as coh '~f i ~
it IM t(1PLC4 i a'." 1n f, the i. - i
jud ls took anar aietihor~y:ft I ths b ruemenat al ni
tsi a t t tg I I aut I I I I
In I ren l (1iti t 1i'igioi 1.1 I._ V'. F. II a4) 1h vi:c.~ 1, 0,
thes tallosie c:: the nald cte ng ta-. I fin s (oitn.''~ 'i'' u.
rim~ ti ri te whckng nd edceklg f.la l u "gr slii ev i* icu
pme ballts -. d th ira'ol..or<.. n ty,.ne the wet~ t n'. ..po -'.
Ner t fo t'hlli o e i i'!:: :i't:. l Il ttq' 'ht'ea ti siitee de o u': op ''
tt1(1 triol touh the m:li1djesi:. n a us twer(Ot ins e
Th le floinl moig. he tet it en un wote.sn t dui. thL.::.~. Ii
'~ that onexnta ampaigndt'f thismi- I - a'st se('ulry aa> iv
and'i (rinly spri throughoutii th i tli hecn:
aft equdfr the tfanalg . nuntin ein the iaclmtIe cutng.The: a k il5.4
andote whledino, wand a re-chekoin- of iasa torously ian evera Ic i"on t
Cdtewnnr1o thhallots. cud he oren ta, and a to h rsi noot?
wilno ot the ei rI/ed otionL- r wasdu t'o ited comined e rir ;i?'
in th ofna go un~heting hEg fmlt i be manyip ior k lug ati ra . D ape
saThatok neve a ndre slttnd(lidQ r et sredlli by afilv.
tpirt eiac ed I thel In thIgh cgnte' Th detsrtgeI"'vh
y athe ittir if h ede and the retaknadasoi h ab -
cloingerot ra'ted przt lin eahpre- ers wh reson1 de ith 1ir er~~
wiond of gclewahn, n friendlh ineht lit .ripT.s maIng t'd ho ea!:' .ue rtm
To he lork oflnte candidtheas o rd tn id of the Iampaign ossi l:,
by iae lag number wit afrido, ace the lee i u~ ~i nt~
adm~~~~~rable~Mve to aHudt:set.reons Pha it e ia ,edf i
closinig deofsthaed itte each one~C-p1 e n a e(c:l oe-li~'
taly a lean, t franlly f'ighe i uvot. D. te IT. Kinar, who Ltt NI.mert
totithe las tminlut, and ten wn fig sul.ritendont ofthe:;'cx Ihan th :t7
- res wet'e made pmuli each ballot had forlunec to shoot himself thrca',h Ofeta"
I been counted, checked and re-checked, foot recently. lIe Is rapidly recorraw-s
nnd when the final verdict was read ing from his wound. }. 'i