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VOLUJ~ XX. AURNS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1915. NUMBER 27
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo.
ple all over the County and to Those
who haveo left the Family learIth.
stono and gone to other Stites,
Clinton, Jan. 25.-Mrs. A. D. Gallo
way gave a lovely Rook Party Satur
day afternoon in honor of the school
On Tuesday evening, Mr. and Mrs.
JasIC.i It. Copelan( entertainedI a nui
ber of friends at an elaborate diiner'.
Wednesday .\lrs. Geo. A. Copeland
was hostess to a few friends.
.\Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ferguson gave
a lovely dinner party on Thurs:ly to
a dozen couples.
The young married couples in Clin
ton have organized a club to meet ev
- ry second Thursday, and on las-t
Thursday the club met with .\lr. and
Mrs. L. 11. Dillard. Delicious refresh
ments were served after a dozen
games of Hlook had been played out.
The members of this club are: Mr.
ajid Mrs. Larry 1. Dillard, Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Daniel, Dr. and Mrs. Wil
liam C. Harper,. Dr. and Mrs. M. J.
McFaddon, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J.
WInn and Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Phin
Friday afterinoon the Hlalycon book
club met with Mrs. J. C. Robertson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jacobs of Atlan
ta, are visiting Mrs. W. J. Bailey.
Mr. Robert Harper, of Anderson, is
visiting Mr. J. C. Harper.
Dr. W. P. Jacobs has returned from
Athmuita wihere he went to take part
In the exercises at the laying of the
cornerstone of Oglethorpe University.
irs. R. J. Copeland, Jr., has return
ed from Spartanburg where she spent
the past week with relatives.
Mrs. Charles Akerman has returne:l
te her home in Macon, Ga., after visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. John C. Davis for
Mrs. M. A. ilays left rtesday for
her home In Washington, ID. C.
Mrs. Joe Balley returned this wcak
from a trip to Columbia.
Mrs. William 11. James left Frtday
for Chester to attend the Jaics-Clark
wedding tho 27th.
Mrs. Briggs has returned from a
visit to relatives in Spartanburg.
Miss Agatha Davis left Saturday for
M.acon, where 5h0 will visit her sister,
Miss Mamie ltIrgess has returnedi
front Vort Worth, where she has been
IMr. and Mrs. .1. C. IHarper and
(laughter spent the week-end in G'reen
Miss Annabelle Martin returned to
her home in Virginia, this week, af
ter spending t110 past two months
- hero wvith her brother, Prof. A. V. Mar
The many frIends of Mr. and Mrs.
R. E3. Aycock regret seeing them leave
Clinton to make their home in Jones
The contest was held at the college
on Monday night to decide who would
represent -the college at the Inter-Col
~legiate oratorical contest to be held
in Rock Hill in April. The sp~eakers
and subjects wvere as follows:
A. HI. Miller-"D)uty in Polities."
J. T. Blallengr-" The American Mer'
.P, N. Gresham-"The Task of Civiliza
0. M. Nickles-"Nature's Call to Free
J. F. Jacobs, Jr.,."European against
W. E3. Davis-"The Trend of Govern..
Th'ie judhges renderedl their dlecisionl
a tLe between Messrs. Jacobs, D~avis
' andl Grosham. These three spoke again
on Thursday night and the dlecislon
was that Mr'. JT. F. JIacobs, Jru., would
represent'The college h' Rock lill.
WVare Shioals, Jan. 25.-Mr'. 'Dexter
E.lledge eur esteemed.q principal of
schools, has been again able to take
up his work hero after' a serious ill
hess, which lasted for several months.
His many friends are glad to see him
looking 80 -well, and wish for him a
happy and successful future.
Much sympathy is felt in town and
lnthe surrounding district for Mr. anid
Mrs. Atwood Pitts of Brewerton, in
their recent sad bereavement of 6sing
their bright little daughter, S'arah,
wvho died as a result of a burning ne
cidoeit at their home there. The child's
dross caught firo as she was playing
around the fireside in the absence of
her devoted parents. Before they
could reach her the child was so bad
ly burned that she (lied from her in
Juries a few hours later. Little SaraI
was seven years old and 'was very
clever and winning for a Child of her'
age. She retained conseioisniess U;)
to the very last and( dId not seem to
suffer much pain. Tle funeral of tihe
little girl took plac) it Friensnil p
cemetery on .lanuary 6th and was a-.
tended by a large number of sorrow
ing relatives and friends. Services
were conducted at the church by l1ev.
.J. M. Dallas and tle Pved remains
Vere interre in the [ ifaily plot there.
'le brokei-lieal-ted parents have the
sympathy of all our people.
Mr. Clardy of Laurens is at present
on a visit to his sister, Mrs. (land
The plcture shows in Katherine la I
aro being largely patronized by our
town's people with a goodly nwiulier
from the lower edge of Lairens colin
ty in attendance every night. 'I lhe
crowds are so great that it is (Ilillilt
to find seats for all the people.
The company's store Is prelaring to
put on their big mid-winter sale about
the end of this month. This annual
event always -attracts a big crowd of
people to our town.
The nany friends of Mr. R. S. Oilv
er will be glad to learn that she is
recovering frui her late sickness and
soon will be able to be around agati.
Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Jas.
Babb who recently lost his wife after
a short sickness, borne by her with
Christian resignation. Mrs. Babb was
a quiet, nice lady who was greatly be.
loved by her neighbors and friendA
Her funeral took place last Tuesday
at PInehill ciiemetery, am1id 1an61y mn1111
festations of grief over hr early d. -
Young Mlaster 13en Guy who h. -
been sick with plellimonla for the p:s.
we'ek, is much bettier at this writilg.
We(' ilope to see Ien aroun(d again af
ter a few days.
l uch symiathy is felt for mr..'
Freemanli Whose child is very low
nit I piem ouiliOlia. We trust the child
Mr. RoLert IIlughes, who has been
conductor on the Ware Shoals I. H.,
has resigned his position. Mi. Ilughes
has been in charge of the train for
several years and was very pophilr
wi th the travelliny public who will
miss Ills obliging personality verv
much,- We wish him great success in
whatever work lie ma0y take up.
Mr. Clifford Bowio who has heen
confined to the house for some time
' ith sickness is not luch better a'
this writing. The many friend of this
fine you ng man lope that he may 1111
Rev. Mr. Connelly the new Metho
(dist Pastor has been in trioduicedl to Ils
wvork here and lias miade a ver'y fav
(lrable 1ipression upon01 his pleople, iWe
wish him much success in his wvork.
Madden, Jan. 18.-Mrs. Jolla R. Fin
Icy took advantage of one0 of the preCt
ty d'ays and wvent up to Laui'ens to see
her' dafghiter', Mr's. Frank Mar'tin and
incidentally to take in1 the opening
day of the Switzer' Saule.
Scvei'al informal dinners have been
given Dr. Langston before lhe leaves
Mirs. Ada Roper was the r'eent
guest of her01 par'ents, Mi'. andl Mr's.
George Brown neai' hei'e.
Mr. and Ml's. Thadl Moore sp)ent the
week-end with hei' par'ents near' Ra
bun. Little Miss Lillian More was
left with her1 grandpar'ents for' a short
There is a noew stor'e construictedl by
thle Ii'ay brIothers' of Laurenall, at thleir
farmn, just south of her'e, that will
doubtless he( a help1 to that Iimediate
nelg'hborhIood. The store is near the
negro Chlurch, WVhite Plains.
Mr I. andi Mr's. J1. D~ennie 'Culbertson
spient FrIday wvith the family of Mr.
T. S. Lanlgston.
Woe were grievedi to niote in the last
Issue bf your paper' thle (dealh of .
Andy Jones0, of Jacks, lie was my
father's frienid and the onily letter' I
ever rccelvedl from hlip was during
thle last illness of my f-atheor and he
used these words "I learned to know
and love your father duriny the war
our fr'iendship dates from .then. Lau
(Continued on Page Pour.)
IVAR NEWS IN IiIIEF.
CrownlaiI of Austria-Hungatry Ma,1
See Claish of Huiige 31asses of Itus.
snus unid Teutonic Allies before
Many Days-No Important (Ing.
Of actual fighting there is little but
now troop dispositions inl various
(ttuaters seem to indloate \that g.eat
battles in the iuropean war soon wfll
be raging again.
This is particularly true in Dluko
wina where the Austrians have mass
ed large forces in an endeavor to push
back the Russians, and in the Car
1thian passes, where Petrograd re
ports the troops of the dual monarel v
a re showing activity.
ilerlin notes a movement of Ius
sians in coisiderable forfe to the
orth 1 \ofVarsaw and the German
military critics are in a quandary as
to whether this means a manoeuvre
i a Ie.? Camiipaign il that district
where previously all Russians . i -
teIIIpts at an advalce hve been ie
Nothing defiite has been learned
with regard to Germany's claim tla
th:e liritish lost a Crisor inl tihe sea
Ihussia Is' said to have sent Servia
additional Cossacks and to have sent.
eolsideralie quantities of supplies inl
to that kingdom.
Germany has seized all stocks of
wvheat to insure a supply of bread nll
til the next harvest. Stocks will be
distributed according to population.
Tle British armoredl merchant
steamer Viknor has been sunk vith
I'll hands off the Irish coast. The
vessel either foundered or' struck a
A. V3inna newspaper declares the
Austro-iungarian foreign miinister
has stated he will refuse territori.
concessions to Italy and Roumaila
ever shall such action result in their
entering the war on the :ide of the
It Is stated in London that owing
to reports that. GGermany is seizing all
food stiffs for mibirIy use, the Aiel
"We's amir \\'llhelinia, ituoi rf-on
York f' o (We'lany with food, jg
ihkoly to he siopiled b, the alli ': n.
1s(s a positive gtaratee is given that
her Calgo will not ieach to German
Armi'sterdai reports that the.
yealr-old Iuiit rained m1e11 of' te lains
turim in the priOvince of il'iiandulbuir.,
in which I lei'iin is located, have been
cited to appealr for medical exaf11 iu.
.J. C. Sahadi who has been conduct
ing a fruit stand in the store-room
next to Mlinter Company, has iovedi
his stock into the old postoile
building, where he will conduct his
btisiness on a larger scale.
1f. LANGSTON LEIVES.
WI1 Stil ;or- Sotiutieriea from New
Vork oil Febrlunary 6th.
Dr. A. B. Langston, the well-known
South Amner'ican mIssionary, left Lau
rens last week f'or Ghenit, Ky., whe"e
lie will joini Mr's. Lanigston foir thiir~
tipl to Now Yoirk, from whence they
will sail on February 6th., for Rio dec
JTaneiro, Dliatzil. Dr. Lantgston hias
beeni etngaged in miissioniary wor'k ini
South Amer'ica for several year's ad
oii his retun w ill 1)e conniected wit'h
thle Baptist Theological Seinary, le
catedl in Rio (1e Janeiiro. Hie ia a son
of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Langstoni of
Madden and has many oilier relatives
in this county. He ia a most promising
young mlssioner'y and~ his woi'k ini tile
past has already pftceh him in thie
front rank among the Southern no
Ifadt Bad Spell.
Mr'. Stove Taylor, who has boen
confhined to his home for several
months on accounit of sickness, had
almost recovered, when a few (lays
ago lie was suddenly seized with~ a
fainting spell and for sever'al days
was very ill. Ulai friends throuighout
Laurens county wvill be glad to hear
that lie is nowv very niuchi betteit.
Mr. Nick' Pallas, wvho rani the Lan i
i(ma Candy Kitchen hero for a nuim
lher' of years, is visitinig friends in the
city. Since heaving Laurens lie hias
spent several years at his old home
Mrs. Stonoy, of Camden, mother of,
Mr's. H. S. Blackwell, is visitingMr
nnd Mrs. Blackwell.
IN SUFFRAGE DEBATE
Given Decision In Debate Before Jilt.
ery Soeiety Friday at the Grated
"L.ee and .Jaekson Day" was Cole
brated at the gradeld school at(ditor'1tiumi
Friday arternoon by the mlembers of
the high school and liteIrary society.
A programi of alroprlhtt recitations
and tontsie, besIdes a debate on wonman
uf Trage, was renidered. III the debate
on woman suffrage, in which lthe youno:
ladies u-Iheld their owin tight to vote
aind the young men tried to u phold
their views a long opposi to lines, h!
yoting ladies proved the victors. The
uisial roles of manl as guided by logic
and facts, an( woman by intuitiot.
were rveIsed it thle debat on it ilsl.
momt entits fulestion. The youing Ih.
des came pIrepared witth fact and
arguments to u phold their endi of the
lehte while the young ien tlevote.
theiselves Inore to liigits of fant
t'inn appelIs to reason. They wore
opposed to wolan siiffrage but (i(l n)t
give iany reasons why. They ju.st
felt that way. It, woild hardly be
salf( to say which of the yointg de
haters had tle best paper, all
of theim being good. Ot the
aflirmativo sIde wore .\lisses uth
flagwell, Francis Myers and Mary Sul
Ilvant antd ont tie negative were Paul
Lake, Thornwell Dunilap and Truman
The following is the entire program
though t'he approach of IIthe closing
hour prevented Its completion:
Declamation Biurgoyne's Sitirrender
Essay: "Life of Lee"-Lola McPhail.
Chorus: "Old Black Joe"--Julian Me
Lood, Elise Babb, Lois Nelson, Paul
Ine Nelson, Rebecca Lake, Maartha
Owings, Pack Childress, . hiarry
Wilkes, Ja:nes MeCravy, accompan
led by Franius Davis.
Debate: "Resolved, That the. Women
of 'South Carolina Should be Allowe I
Pr'vI'ation: rTonewall Jackso';
say:"I~fe f .ackson"-Ru11th.\
vN 'etn was preside-d over v
ss Saa Iolt. .\liss Dorothy litt.1
n(tls actd as secretary.
C0'NTY 00("T'01S 3ET.
Ifed I'lnusualy Fine Mieetnz 3londay
and Elected Offieers for the Conulnu
The Laurens County Medical Asso
eiation held its reguilar Ilolntlly meet
4ing here last Alonday morning In the
fleees of Dr. C. P. Vinient, Jr. The
mecting was well attended and liany
sul:Jects of importance to the profes
slon were discussed. Durtin1g the
meorntiuiy tle followilng offieers wer~e
ele'cted for the year 191 -Presidelent,
Dr. W. II. Dial; vlee president, D:-.
1.1. Vincent, Jr., secretary andl treas
uter, Dr. J. M. Bea rlen) relorter, Dr.
C. L. Fenniel. The rol lowintg memberh~ts
were elected to r'elreset,t -the society
at thle sta te tmeeting in Green wood:
rs. Ferguson antd flailey, with IiIrs.
Vlncentt andc Fennliel as alternlates. At
thIs meeting bte doctors diecidod that
In the futur'e the mecetlngs w~Il1.1 he held
every 'othter'11 month listead of monthbly
end In te afternoonls at. 2:30.
WVILL~ HIOLD SPE('I. 3t EETINO.
.Addressesq by Pronmineni VIsItors lle
fore the Soclety of ChrIstian En
The regular Sutnday evenintg mieet
Ing or the Christlan .lttdeavors of the
Presbyterlaan Chlur ch text Sunday
wIll ho deCvoted to thte dis5cussion of
ForeIgn MIssions. Several addresses
by well-kntownt peole will bte given1 oni
thIs Imuporta nt phase of church wor'k.
Mtrs. ElIza Sealfe of (Clintont w~ill ad -
dross the roeiety on1 the subject "Mex
co'" and1( ,.lr. J1. C. Siahadi- wIll giv-e a
lecturte otn "Syr'ia. and( the Country
A routnd Jerusalem".' Th se two spaik -
thtese subljects ln an etterItan and
In 'truetivle mann er as their knwl-v
c(dge Is first-band. In all prtobalbility
somleone wIll lecture on (ChInna and
JIapIan. PTe usual exercises of the so
clety wIll 'also be 11eld. Tlh e pubIlc of'
all dlenofltnations Is cordlal ly Invt'
ad to alttend~ this service, whicht wIll
ltegIn1 at 6:15.
Mir. Frank McCravy Is spending thIs
wveek In Columtbia Int attendance upon0)
thle Interntltiutal Bible Conference.
LEADIINC IN 1l1iV.
Dr. L. W. HIoper Assisting In (irent
.Ceting in City .of Halliere.
Dr. 1. M. iloper, who Is well known
In Latrenis county especially, and
througliout this state, las beenl select
ed by tle great revivalist, Dr. Wasion
13miner to assist It, tie series of inee
Igs that are being held in (,ach of
!ai twenty-five Baptist e(ltrelies It)
the city of liaimior. )i. rioper ia;
bween assigned to tie( ,irst Itaptist
chutrch of that. city where ie preacies
tach i orning and to the I'Ittaw l'ia.e
Blaptist chuirch, where he pracles
cach evening. The selection to tk
ptnrt In this wonderfli ievival is a
s0inay honlor and will be borne with
success by Dr. Roper, who Is consider
ed aliong tite most olottueit and bril
tlant iiIIsle's in tle Southern Bap 1ti
clurch. lIe has iiiIny relatives iN
lurnthe honie of*.his rather, and(
ni anIy frietnis- who will w.atc~h IsI' ,..
Icrrts with ititerest.
Wall Street Jiournal Says South (ut.
hiL: 0il Nose to Spi l- the l'ace,
1!'rom Wall Stret .tot1nat, Dec. 241
There Is a tremondous moral in a
statezment iade by the .\anufacturers
Reo(I rd, of liallijiore, which Ilie South
whould ponde-r atl digest. Itailroad1
consiruiction in the South, in thy year
now% closing, sho e t smallest I uile
age In the thirty-tlree years of (tat
pubi teat ion's existence, and less than
on'e-half of the average annual In
crease In that period.
In Congress tile South is now in
control. Perhaps uniconsclously, it has
teen paying off what It chooses to be
lieve are old scores. To (10 this, the
eitire raiload Industry of the country
has suffered. Iit the investment. of
new capital in tIe south las beeni less
relatively, than elsCwiie 11; and tle
loss to business inl that sectio-n has
been en ormois.
'Ilis Is at a litne, Iioreover, when
thoe otton e.rop has.' failo1, not Inl
<l71antity or qu'ality', hLut in mlarkel
iitrY: while iliportant status have
reore:voed anojtqr hinrek eeinl the wh(Il
f. ol rin.ious products, by tl:e Al
Its, lo Iil(n contan list. IRosin is
1: o hinr of sihrapnel shells, cimiphor
' sa c 0lunt1I of smiiiokel powder,
and tirpentine i, lhe only discovered
t:-sis 'or a synhiti:c substitite. 'I'hese,
w!'h the depre"sion of 1'a:e, iake the
b:l-den iearvy to bear. Iut persetIu
tlen of the railroads. for tile ('heapest
lnt or politics. has added iinleasura
bly to the paralysis of what once
looked like a promising development
of southern resources.
What is at the ;oltonm of all this?
I. is two-cent fare laws, extra crew
laws, milsehi I evou s iICddling 'it tire
lace of' regulation, truckling to the
labor unons, sacifIting b)road Inter
ents to tile sellish demands of ship
lw-rs who demland( ratos bearing Ho re
ition to the anile of the servee per
formeld. These thingms have fright.
ened Capital away. Real (slate i
aints un ildeveloled, the lin di Ies
had oI worse,'~ ad the last econtiit
fi;,lurIIIe is seen it the i'act tat a ddi
tioins to taxes alrleadly opprtiessive
yild a lowert r'evenue 10 thle reCspee
There Is an 01(d f'able of Aesop whichb
Vengr'ess and1 tile southern legisla
tiuies should ponder'. It tells of' the
dIispute betwi~oon the Sun itando the 19ast
\\ 11nd as5 to whl(ic could( make thle tranv
cler r'emove hIs cloak. The wvind on
ly madle hIm dra1w it closet' ar'ound
im t. Priospter'ous5 t1 riroads mean itprio'
Jerous buisiness, and a lar'ger' tax col
le'Ctionl for' ubtl Ic dlevelopmenlt froim
the gr'eatest taxpiayers' in thle ('outitr.
ilere Is a priooit as simplle as
(ilem1entar iy ariI ithir.et Ic. Can itourI i sout
(irn politicmIns see it? A nd, If for
lno less selfish reasons, cant they see
it befor'e It imiprtesses It self upon01 thet
inid and tiocket of' the votlers of'
('oiIf.tee' fto 'oluiiia.
A\ delegation11 fiomt Ihis city wvent
to Colubii a iTuesuday in thie lnt eest
otf the moivleent 1for staewide~l proa
thititioni. Th'Ie plit lins to lte legis
latute, asking that an election ont the
I; testont bte orid/r'ed, wereO s(nt dlownI
sev'eral weeks ago. It. Is stateOd fthaLI
fiom fils coiunty.
.\r. Jack .\oCravy, wltoshas bteen in
htome. is marny fr'iends wtIll lear'n
with dligbtlt'tat he ia steadlily imt
JAMES A. CLARDY
TO B[ POSTMASTER
Recomended By Congress
HAS NOT BEEN
SEN r TO SENATE
Aifter tin Excit in ('ont fe or I, au.
1,'CIan 4 t- o ,1 .() Ie , I 1) %j : II. I 4) 1 11 11
Cit I ie. ell es Ri ecomenai Ilii tiln.
lhat ,' 11 ll-2ffice 111 ( 1
\\''ulo ~l~i'- loll of. N\ I. a l a
i th l. (Con ti r l Irm t I b 11 senate Ei.
The II dosadsent. -y l pa.
\\'dne(sday we 1 a ~nar
,h.,It Conigres'sinan .t ose;i . los
haid recommended1:, .\I r. .1,n~
C :lrdy to the ll ot lliP depl.-iil nt.
TI:0 first ws wts rtha citted lroiou
wIll-e of the allernoon pater \\-e.
da . 1 y aferIloon 111(d w 1itn a ot mil
lIts Was Well knowli througlout tho
(lty. So far no oficil a11111o 111n1o t
ntsr ben ia bit it is vXhec-ted thtt
the a1onment. wilof be Mrt tie shond
ld ill toh t \\ill bson withiea tao
neVxt. few days'and sent. bly himn at
once to the senate for Conf1rittin.
While nollig definite has been leari
'IA is expected that the noination
will be conflrmed by the senate.
Mlr. Clirdy as received alilifi1al
applicaoli blank front the postoillco
department to be filled out and re
turned at once so it is expected that
the appointment will be settled short
Iy and that hie will he ready to take
ulp) the work oi Feybruary 111.11, 1t.h t
date of thle expirationl of .\r. C. U.
Th conlte'st tor tilhe IL:urs; c post
wastership lihs aernl ay exitiln onle,
there 1-eil not ess thI):., eot' t Iy -five
ap1plicants for. thw plavo. CoanareI'ss
mll!n Johnlson did n'ot yet :1ny hinlt drop
sto w o the iucky me welh hr
md C'oitin i f)~ AhVM 1,'0'e 1 ..i~ til
hat it wasi 01 omr all knownsi yeas :!ir
lin~1': t~ i~ihe lasoiwes 5te contei3
\It. Clardy j, aml1o1 ing l mIo. well
kn5wnl of Lau rens c01 izn 01l has
inade Illbis his 1omeiv fol ahmrty 1w111o
ly-seven years, cominig ho.r to lono
whie'n he a11 i s thy-ive ehats lie iro.
Shortly Jfer iov 'ig to this laty ho
was appointed a railway m:tl ('1erk
by President Cleveland and for '1bou11t
tLwo years ield the withn between hero
aInd Columbia. After resigniig thigs
knew tlr. Johnson. .\Mr. lardy has
withi theml for about six year". !10
thenl entered businessq- for h"imself', or.
I anszing a Coin t sslonl 'broil -ago
buslinst, which he has sui ccess IllyI y
arrid t n toi th 11e present.
Mnr. tillady was orn in the Mt. Tal
laiher section of wiel 01 I llmy m:1.
1oN 's1 ost d m 01 hi 1 1' il. Is
lieiattended the Car I lotnt schoo
.ears1and Flitre wa hrd ta heoii ii'ist.
knwXl iJoJohnln, whoII wasc51et lastr to !
I''amnyelier loers hel coutyl and
t11hoese 1together wi hudrd ort
'1riendr wonralte him3' on is CIl'ood
Fii oroh pastday ori so .anr. Clardy9t
heas ee makin the ronds of hus
fod thanking nheitforfth1ir buhools