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VOLUME XXXI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 8,1915. N20
OP[NS N[UI MONDAY
Charleston Preparing For
TO ARRIVE SATURDAY
Southern Comniercial Congress Will
Hlold4 Forth in the City by the Sea
Throughout Next Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Preparations Being Made for 31any
Charleston, Dec. 5.---All is in readi
ness for the opening of the seventh
annual convention of the Southern
Commercial Congress in Charleston,
Monday, December 13. The official
program, just off the press, Justifies
the assertion that this will be the
biggest and most elaboratel3 staged
lm1eletlg ever held in the South.
. The battleship fleet ordered here for
the occasion wJll anchor in Charles
ton harbor Satuday, Ilecember 11. On
the following Monday morning the
Congress will be opened by the pre%
ident, Senator Duncani U. Fletcher, of
Florida. President Woodrow Wilson
may send greetings by telephone con
nected directly with the White IIouse
and the hall in which the session is
Coincident with tile opening of the
Congress tile program of entertain
ment for visitors will begin with visits
to the ships of the battleship fleet,
Chrystal Park, which is the most
elaborate assemblage of high class
shows ever gathered in the South;
athletic field and water sports and an
excursion by railroad to various points
of interest, the return being made by
boat. The progran of entertainment
throughout does not call for the ex
penditure of a cent on the part of vis
itors but Is being paid for by tile City
of Charl6ston, in order that. all vlsi
tors may feel tiat they are welcome
ald well repaid for coming.
Throughout \ondaiy, Tuesday, Wed
nesday, Thurs;day anil Priday, Charles
tonl will 1e giveh over to he busilessi
and pleasure of the Congress.
Wednesday will undoubtedly be the
big day of time week with a great patrl
otic mass mieeting on Marion Square
In front of tile Citaldel Wednesday
morning and a Illonster (lliitary and
naval parade Wednesday afternoon.
The parade will be followed by a pilb
lie reception of the United States Se
retary of War and Secretary of the
Preparations have been made to
care for many thousand visitors, in
clusive of the hotels. Upon their ar
rival at tile union station, visitors not
acquainted with tile city will be met
by a company of boy scouts, who will
direct them to the Chamber of Com
merce. There a bureau of information
and accommodations will be main
tined for the convenience of the city's
guests, a'nd there will be given an es
cort to a home whor'e they may obtahmi
lodging at reasonale ratos,
From the flattery to the city bound
ai'y, charleston has been decorated
with flags, banners and bunting.
Searchlights play upon the chief
points of interest. Eagerly the city
awaits the coming throngs who will
join the citizens in the great celebr'a
tion of the victories of BO .yeatrA of
p~eace inl the States,.
SAt Lanred~s A. iN. i. Church.
There will be preaching services in
the A. RI. P. church In Laurons Friday
evening at 7 o'clock; also Saturday
evening at the same hour, and com
munion services Sabbath mornin'g at
11 o'clock. WVe wvill cordially welcome
anyone to these services. Rev. J. L~.
Oats of York wvill do the preaehing,
* ~ I. N. KennedIy, Pastor'.
Entertained With fltlago.
Miss Kathleen W1l1kes eftter'tdifted a
few friends with a bridge party at her
home last Monday evening. After sev
eral rourids of this en'joyable gathie,
the hostess EditVod ildliidos'di'edia sthd
The "Miriams" of the Pr'esbytdklan
church will offer for sale "fahdy ar
ticles suitable for Christmas "gifts, in
Todd & Simpson's display window
this safternoon. Nothing in the win
AgW 'will bo Driced over t'O'cents.
(DEATH OF MRS. M. D. PUTNA M.
Estlniable Laurens County LadY, Liv
ing In Greenvilde, Passed Away Last
The many friends in Laurens county
of Mrs. M. D. Putnam will learn with
sorrow of her death which occurred in
Greenville last Saturday. Mrs. Put
nam had hundreds of friends in this
section of the state who join with the
bereaved family in mourning her
death. The. following account of her
death was taken from the Greenville
Mrs. M. D. Putnam wife of \V. B.
Putnam deceased, living at 234 \Vare
St., city, died yesterday at a local hos
Mrs. Putnam is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Garrett of Laurens
county. She is survived by the fol
lowing children: A. ). Putnam of Lau
rens, S. C.; Hoy E. Putnam, W. B. and
Frank, Lola, Nell, Dorothy and Mar
jorie Putnam of Greenville, S. C.
She is survived by her father and
mother, and by the following broth
ers and sisters: brothers, W. P. Gar
rett, Toledo, Ohio; S. W. Garrett,
lartsville, S. C.; J. T. Garrett, Wa
terloo, S. C.; F". V. Garrett, Pocahontas,
W. Va. Sisters, Airs. W. II. larksdale,
Clf Gray Court, S. C.; Mrs. H'. G. Cum
mings, of Gray Court, S. C.
Plrs. Iutnam was a member of
Pendleton Street llaptist church this
city and a devoted Christian. Funeral
services were held at 23-1 Ware St.
Sunday at 10:30 a. m. She was car
ied to Highland Home cemetery, Lau
rens county for byirial. Burial services
were held at 2:00 o'clock.
GREENWOOD ROGERS ESCAPES.
Ritngleader in Successful Plot to-Mur
der 0. F. Young, Escapes from State
Greenwood Rogers, a negro convict
from this county, escaped from the
State farm several nights ago and has
not yet been re-capturedt according to
h. ',rnrntion received at the sheriff's
office from Columbia.
Greenwood Rogers, it Will be re
membered, was serving a life sentence
as a resilt of the murder and su bse
(I1en1t. partial cremation of Mir. G. F.
Young near lIenno, spring of last year,
The negro was first Convicted of mu r
der and recomllillelded to tile lercy of
the court. on the iestiloony of Tom
Young, who confesed to the crime an(d
implicated Rogers and another negro,
Junk Caldwell, who with himself was
also given a life sentence. Green
wood Rogers, considered the ring lead
leader in the plot, was trieg again for
arson, found guilty and seltenced to
be electrocuted. An appeal for a new
trial was talken to the supreme court
by his attorney, A. G. Hart, but this
was refused. His attorney then ap
plied to the pardon board for a recom
mendation for a commutation of sen
tence. This was granted and acting
upon the recommendation, Gov. Man
ning commuted the sentence to life
According to last reports from Co
lumbia, the negro is still at large.
Several other convicts escaped with
Car Turns Turtee.
A Ford automobile, driven by a
colored dIriver and owned by the LaIu
rens Motor Car Comupany turned tur
tIe a few miles up the Greenville road
yesterday while taking par't in a niek
to-nebek race wvith tile train from
Greenville. It is stated thlat the car
turned sever'al turtles and was prac
tically demolished, Tihe driver es
caped serious injuries.
To Sell Fancy W~ork.
The Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal
church will hlave their annual "Win
dow Sale" at the Powe Drug Com
pany Monday. Fancy womk and oth
er articles suitable for Christmas
gifts will be sold. The pubice is in
~vited to make an inspectIon and pur
cthaue, as the pr'oceeds are 'to be de
voted to a worthy asse.
P.ED)EN ELECTh~) .aAYOR.
Weadls the llnfisipali %ffeers in the
Town .of 'Gray Oourt. Aldermen
D. -D. Podon 'Was eleeted mayor of
Gray Court :yostd'day over J. N.
teak, the inoumbent, by a vote of 40
to 23. This was the second primary,
the first having been held two weeks
ago when the aidermanie board was
eledted'conibbsed of the following: A.
0. Stephens, P. R. Abercrombie, W. H.
MeCain and- 13. L. Brooks.
1J10 CONIST N[R
Only about Ten More Days if
to Work for The Adverii
Work in last Few Day's I
The great Ford automobile contest
is drawing towards the end and as
the days pass by the interest becomes
niore and more intense. Each active
contestant is stretching forth every
nerve to win the ('ov#'ted prize and
if work is deservl.'!z of success, there
are those in the race worthy to win
(a(h and eve'ry lteulm conltalined in the
offer made by The Advertiser. That
Is tle reasoll why everyone Who
places an1y value u1)on induistry, per
Iseverance and pluck sho(1 "shell
ott". their dollars now and help some
cOntesalit while the illolley will collilt
for something. After December 20t1
it will be too Ile and possiblr your
failure to send in your reiittallee
will preven1t your favorite contestant
frol willnilng the first prize.
Ilow do the contestants stand to
(lay? vell, the Contest illaager has
declded not to prilt tile vole today,
but instead (!he is going to give a list
of those who are actively it Work. In
this way, he makes It possible for you
to pay your1I' subscription and place
the votes to the credit of that candli
date who appreciated the thoughtful
ness of Ills or her friends ill making
the nomination sufileiently to put
forth an effort of her own after the
friend had suggested lIer name. All
other contestants dropped out by the
wayside early in the game and their
votes, while remaininlg to their credit,
will hardly winl them anything. These
names that are printed today and the
names of those who are looked upon
as contenders for either the first or
other prizes. IHere is the list of them,
arranged alphabetically. In voting
for any one of them you cast a ballot
for some one who will probably winl:
11114 of These Are Youl Supplor(I'tnlugI
MIss 1lo'a helnett, Ltaulrels.
Albert 'Dial, Cross [Iill.
.\iss Martha Pranks, 1LrenIs.
Miss lay 1-11 (arrett, L111rens.
CONIRESSMA N NICIOLLS OFF.
Leaves Sparlltnbulrgiu' for Post at Wash
ington. AccompaIied by Col. and:
Mrs. Oscar W. ilabb.
Spartanibur g, Dec. 2.-Colgressman
and Mrs. Sam J. Nicholls, accompanied
by Col. 0. W. Babb, private secretary
to Mr. Nicholls, and Mrs. Babb left
last night for Washington, where they
will make their home during the com
ing session of collgress. Conlg'ress
convenes Monday, December 6th. Mr.
Nicholls will attend a caucus of the
democratic members of the house on
.Saturday, thle 4th.'
That tile house will most likely get
down to business fr'om tho very start
was Indicnted yeCster'day by two tele
gl'ams r'eceivedl by Mr'. Nicholls just
previous to his departure for Washing
'n. 0110 was from Congressman D.
10. F'Inley, saying: "Come to Wash
'ng toln at 0onCe." Tihe other was from
-mn1 Clerk. .speaker' of the house,
and read as follows: "Very import
ant that every democratic member be
In Ils seat opening day,"
In planning for your own pleasures
for the happy Christmas season, do
not forget those that are not as for
tunate as you are. Just'a few pennies
invested by YOU in Red Cross Christ
mas Seals will be a deed of the sweet
est charity and a great help in the
fight against the Great White Plague.
Thes'o seals can be found at any of
the drug stores, at the postofflco or
The Advertiser offie.
ING. [MIING C.OS[
a which the Contestants have
ser's Valuable Prizes. Hard
4ecesary to Reach the Cov
Miss .1luia Mledlock, Ware Shoals.
William IHopkins .\loorlead, (god
Mirs. l3. It. Todd, Laurens, It. 1". D.
Mrs. Victor Weathers, Laurens.
Ai rs. .lJ. A. .Wofford, "Aunt Kate',,
Contestants; Leavintg otit today and
next. Suinday, there are left only tent
days in which to work. TeItrse ten
days ou1ght. to Ie blusy days anld to
winl tihe prize tiy mtis to blusy days.
Yot know how subscribers have been
waiting 'tnt il the very last to pay up.
You knlow how manly of theivl have
promised youl. Voil knlow hlow Fomie
have imid up their arrears and r)tomt
ised to 1my int advance. \v\ ll, all (f
these ottght to be "wortked oI ani'
at that ol-y 111d. The last li(k
shouild and mu11st he har11dest. l)rire
sledgev-hlainme~r bllows and make themn
Count. ('all ott tltos friends whiot have
beent itomising to pI -oiu and tell
tlem If thley tmteatt businiess. tIow is
the thime to )utI tIther shoulder to tIhe
wheel. I2aurens coutity should be cov
ered with a network of contest work
ers (uring the next ten days.
A contestant with any considerable
work already done and with votes al
ready turned in cannot afford to loiter
dttting this last period. lie who
thinks that he has gotten a lead and
can keep it withtout work, had better
look out. Somebody is liable to turn
up at the last moment with more
votes than they were expected to have.
And then, ott the other hand, do not
become discouraged hecause yout
think somebody ias more votes than
you ihave. They may have and then
again tiey may not havv. There is rio
way to tell utttil tthe lists close. The
tling to (to Is to work yourt' harildest
and t heti it' you in, you may eljoy
wilntintg antd if you lose voul will Ihve
Ie satisfavion o a th t wetl f'ought.
Faint Ieart nie'r won a Contest.
nl Excellentl Record.
Fir. J. 1. ltedenbiliaught of .111tnter'
township Is ole of the prize-winning
farmers of this county. his year Ie
had 75 acres planted in cotton aid
from these ie got 71 bales. In addi
tion to the cotton Ite raised enough
corn to tin IiI till .Janiary 19,07 aid
so much fodder that he turned his
hay under for fertilizer. -Ie Is still
holding all of last year's and thIs
Championship (lame Friday.
The Laurens high school and Nine
ty Six high school will cross shins in
the local stadium near Possum Hollow
Frilday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
Laurens and Ninety Six boys atre In
line to claim thte Piedtmont chtampin
ship and this contest is expected to de
cide whtich team has the tright to
claitm the champIonship. Ladies will
be admitted free of chtarge, but men
will be asked totr half of an iron tman,
and boys will be called on for two bits.
I Italhain front- ASSlISS9l1'S NOT1
issible. fr'om thei t of o .Ianartty1
'sot. ~ Februmarmy, t 91~5 to itmki
peronaltt i O i prpety rotr ta
iOnd~on amtontg lFotr the oconventientce
of t hemt not the Auiditor' ot' htis dleit
The directors of the Palmetto Bank
met in thte offices of thte bank Monday
and after receiving the report of the
ofllcets declared a semi-annual divi
dent Of' 4 per cent on the stock. The
report of the officers showed thte bank
to be in a very flourishing condition.
A few shares of the stock wore offer
ed at auction Monday in settlement of
an estate and broughtt the flatterintg
price of $131 per share.
Meeting of D. A. R.
The Henry Lautrens chapter, D. A.
R., will hold its December meeting at
thte residence of Miss Julia Irby, Fri
day afternoon, Dec. 10th, at 33
o'clock. Ms .I ry o
WAVE OF CRIME
Tiwo Negroes lMItled and Onue Whie
Manl Is Serjlously 1oun33(ded as Iesult
of Three Difielties.
Two legro ilel, on1e white man and
o01e white wolian are in jail, on1e
White m11an1 is daigerously wounded.
one negro imal and a negro woman
are dead, all the result of three dif
forent dilliculties which occurred in
the county Sat~irday night. None of
tle "Collt ract I Ing pa t ies" escapled
punlIiiileint of som1e kind, for, of all
those who were involved, every one
is either dead, wollIlded or Ill jail.
George Watts, colored( is in jail
charged with slayling LAii )avis. a
colored wollanl, near tile 2aurenis ('(ot
ton1 1m1111 Saitlday night. Acoc rd i ig
to hest accounts, tile nev'gro wolliaal
was having a frolic of sonij kind at
her house and (;eo. \WattIs \as iltox
iicd to such a deg t'el' that le thr leat
eled to disturb the peace ad l good
or-der prevailing aiotut, the otin-rI
.guests. Sonethilng a- said about
sendij, for l''licemlanl Powers, who it
was Ilotigh mit hug sIll e his ilnfl luelce
withl Walls and prevnlE tit f it (ur I d
(1dors. Watts, lbefcoming i na' l a
tLis in1sult to his dign ity. d partil a d11(1
1eturned(1 wit ai I shol-gun. Calling1 Ihe
116.-.1o Wolialn, lim Ilavis. to 1he dolr.
he asked her if she was the person
who had sent for the policeialn. Wit
out. 1111ch further parleying. so it
said, lie ralsed lis gun and shot the
Woman. Medical assistance was pro-1
cured, but she died very shoty af
The other killing occurred down
)ear3 Hopewell. The most that Is
knowi of this affair is that as a result
of a general row, Ilien lampton shot
Wash lloyd and killedI him.
The other diificulty occurred at
Lydia Alills and the parties "e
while. It appears t at a photogr ir
by tile inam 31e of Cilbertson went to
tile house where .lames Tuttle and
I.Izzi Hlays were boarding and there
a differene a1os( over the collecI oll
of a hill. Tuttle pulled i s PiMol and
shot le photo)ra plue in the 'av . lie
was crried to the hospital at ('linttn
where ho has1! been SAImo th1v trouble.
iis serionlely injred 4n may not
.\NN('l 11. .PPMNT31 -!NTS
31iDE FOR' 31ETC0DISTS
South Carolina Conference Closes
Session in Chalr lestonl wiith Assign
ment of Pastiors to ciarges for New
Yea r. Hi1shop Wilson Gives Advicee
Charleston, Dec. Gi.-With the an
nouncmenlit. of the appointments f0'
1916 the South Carolina Metlhodilit
conference adjourned its annual ses
sion here today.
The fInal session of the conferienuce
was introduced by devotional ser
vice conducted by J. T. NlacIarlane.
The Rev. Dr. Mcinney of the
Texas conference, thle repr'esentative
of Vernoni Place church, Washing
ton, was intr'odued~ to the confer'ence.
WV. A. Massebeau offer'ed r'esolutions
p~ledlging tile conference to more dili
gent evangelIstic effort for the sal
vationl of soulse which were uinani
The following resolutions of thlanks
wer'e uniaaniosly adopted by a ris
"Whereas, in the graciqus prov-i
dence of our1 loving Father in heaven,
we have been privileged to enjoy the
chlarmling hlospitality of this ancient
City by the Sea, therefore, be it
"That our thanks are preeminently
due and are hereby tendered to our'
hosts and hostesses for the Christian
cordialty which has signalized their
entertainment of our Master's ser'
"That we place on recordo our high
1ppreciation of th~e fraternal couirte
Bies by our sister churches of this
"That we would hereby gratefully
express our gr'atiflcation for thle pres
enee and counsel of our revered
Senior Bishop A. W., Wilson, whose
sermon and addresses have inspired
eur hearts to more loyal devotion to
0111 Master's cause,"
1D1s1ho1 Denny exercisedi his Epis
copal plrerogative and cut from- the
resolutions the reference to himself,
slating that lhe did not desire such
complimentary per'sonal reference to
himself to be entered upon the con
DELD LAST MONDAY
Sales Attracted a Large
Thir-t1.1en sales Were Held1 by ('lerk of
('ouri, File by the Sierily, One bY
l'rbhate Judire and Tvo Speela I
Sides. O(e or Tio Sales ehed izled
Were ('alled Off.
.\Monday was sale'Sdlay aild Ihe adveri
t ISO-ennts (of1 sa o ,.1 a te(d a la Irg4o4
vrowd. Th'le hiddin~g wsspirite d at
tilies and. taken as a whole. I lho va
rioi1s t ra (I- IIoight averlagu 1res.
The fo:io'-ving is 1 remd of the Saes:
Clerk of ('ourt.
1l1n'(lrd and ('st: lIury V- \\'hit ilk
er, 2 acres of Nind in Youn. tiown
ship: hou Ig bY .1. 1. .\liIIyr fo'
I Io ) 4 nI t I i ife I I(o. vI \'aI d
1. lo'llerts n, 1our I ir- s of land ill
Waterloo towlship. ilgg.gtin abo.
:114' hought by .\. C. Todd. .\tty..
1iol in1al r11111.
In the selltlemieit fI the )r. .11h11
A. lkarksdale (esate. about lI ae:'e-;
near the city of 1',aurels. This pro
perily will first he1 sold ii small tracts
and then in a body an(d the hid Imiost
advantageous to I lie interested oar
ties will he aicceited. T'l)e p)lats are
now oi Iille in the clerk of court' of
Ileo for inspection : hou1ght by C. 1).
Barksdale for $12,600.
oluimbia Savings Ilank and Ti'ust
Co., vs 1). 11. Counts et al, the Counts
property, consisting of a handsome
residecie. olitholluse and about 1 1-2
ae or land oil \\est Main .-street.
Laurens; hbought by .1. ('. Owings, for
Simpson N' s \Vilet it on( lot inl town
of (ross iill; bought by ('. N. Snimp
son for $600.
ll latus \; l' 0 abot ui acres
hou!ghtl by' CalhounII \\allave I*();.si:3
.\rs. .\l. , . :. iaiel vs N. C'. .\lar
tinl, aboltl oil acres neadmden sta
lion: loilght by l;Iarry \lari1 fir
8. (s. I lighes vs I'. A. Sieph:ns,
tract of land cont'liling about .5:
acres oi lihn (reek; bought by 1,. A.
Sleplhelns for $1,495).
.\M. S.. Biailey & Sons vs .\Mrs. Na0nni
lel aurin, lot and six room dwellin'ig
oin Soul Ilarper street: sale witl
.1. N. Cudd vs Huller Owings, lot
and three room1 dwelling on Silvert
street in ciy of b2airens; hought by
.1. N. Cudd for $500;
A. i1. Setzler vs Mary B. Hall, 71.
acr'es ill I)ials townslip, I bought by A.
11. Setzler for $2,050.
Bank of. Gray Court vs 1). 1. Stod
dard et al. three tracts of land- tin
c'ludilng home pllace, in D)Ials town
ship1; bought by D). D). Stoddard, agent,
Pltte vs Brlown, two acre lot w ith
house at Goldville, sold for partIition,
sold to J1. L. and M. H. Browning for
Norwood National Hank vs J1. R. An
derson, seven tracts of land witll
buildings thereon, contaIning 85, 114,
178, 14, 150, 304 and 14 3-4 acres reC
splectively, lying largely in WVaterlon
Mrs. C. M. Gibbon vs Jno. L. Finley,
70 acres near Madden; sold to J. A.
Wofford for $1,450.
Laurens Trust Co. vs E. H. Temple
ton, 1 142 acres near Watts Mill; sold
to Laurens Trust Co., for $650.
Peoples Loan & Exchange Hank vs
Harrison flunter, three tracts of land
in the country and a lot In the city of
L.aurens; lot sold to Ilarrison Hunter
for $76, 12 acres tract to W. C. F'ow
ier for $100, and other tr'act to T. D).
Lake for $710.
A. Hi. Setzler vs Annie E. King, 92
acres on Leek creek; sold to A. C.
Todd, Atty., for $1,000,
Judge of Probate.
0. P. Goodwin vs W. P. Cunning
ham, settlement of estate of 10. Y.
Cunningham, 88 arces in Scufiletown
township, near the R. B1. Bell and oth
er lands; sold to Duff Patterson Lfor
John Hall Campbell,, Executor of
Mrs. Sallie M. Hollaway auctioned 110
acres situated near Mountviller gld
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