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Another lliich Between
M ijorily and Minority.
ISSUE OF MORE STOCK
Northern Interests Wish to Increase Capi.
tal half a Million. Stockholders'
Meeting April 22.
On the 22d of this month there is to
he a meeting of the stockholders of the
Ware Shoals Manufacturing company
at Ware Shoals, which bids fair to be
of an interesting nature. A lively time
is expected. This meeting is the result
of a decision reached by the board of
directors at its meeting in Washington
city on March 14, at which Messrs. N.
B. Dial and J. O. C. Fleming, of the
local interests, an I representing the
minority stockholders, were present.
Mr. Jos, T. Johnson, the other director,
The purpose of this stock holders'
meeting is to increase the capital stock
of the company from $1,000,000 to
$1,600,000, the additional $500,000 to be
issued as preferred stock. Such a reso
lution was introduced and adopted in
the Washington meeting, and the ap
proaching meeting is to authorize the
issuance of this new stock. Messrs.
Dial and Floming vigorously opposed
the measure in behalf of the local
.stockholders, representing about $300,
000 of the $1,000,000 stock. But the
resolution was passed over their pro
test. It is stated that Mr. Dial made
a most gallant light in behalf of the
local interests, but to no avail. Yet he
is not discouraged, and hopes to win out
in the end. The grounds of opposition
wore as follows:
First. Because the increase of the
capital stock will be in violation of the
agreement adopted when the Messrs.
Biege! were adopted into the company.
Tho enterprise is now capitalized at
$20 a spinale, and that is sufficiently
high. And, in addition to this agree
ment, it was specifically agreed that no
preferred stock should be issued.
Second. Because this measure was
inconsistent with and directly in viola
tion of the agreement entered into be
tween the Messrs. Riegel and the mi
nority stockholders. When these capi
talists of the North became stockhold
ers they agreed to furnish this capital
and at the same time not to interfere
with existing conditions and methods.
Mr. Dial was to remain president at
lli'- same salary and carry out tho origi
nal policy of the company. This he has
not been permitted to do, his salary
having been cut to a nominal sum, his
authority curtailed by degrees and fi
Third. Because the issuance of this
additional preferred stock is altogether
unnecessary. The increase cannot in
any way benefit the local stockholders;
rather it will damage their interests.
Fourth. Because it is plainly a
scl cmo to "squeeze" the minority in
vestors and depress the value of' the
mon stock. Already the stock val
ue has fallen, and after this proposed
(se the shares owned locally will,
it i.; itated, be practically valueless.
For these reasons Messrs. Dial and
Fleming opposed the measure, and will
a| oppose it in the stockholders'
As the public already knows, there
has been much friction between the
majoity ami minority investors for
months past, and at present there is a
suit pending in the Greenwood courts?
a suit instituted against the Messrs.
?iegel by the minority for the recovery
of 8100,000 damages, and demanding the
performance of the contract and agree
ment entered upon. This litigation is
termed a suit "for specific perform
ance," and its trial will be watched
with much interest, as showing that
the majority have not performed their
part of the contract. Among other
things they are charged with squander
ing the company's money, one deal
serving as an example. This was the
building of a $15,000 stone mansion for
the residence of Mr. B. D. Riegel, sec
retary and treasurer. This expendi
ture was made over Mr. Dial's protest,
he having authorized $2,500 for this
purpose. This fine building was occu
pied by Mr. Riegel for a time, but it is
now vacant, Mr. Riegel having returned
to New York.
Another matter of which Mr. Dial
complains is that the auditor's report of
the mill's condition cannot be baa. He
asked that copies be sent to the stock
holders; this was denied. But he was
told that a copy might be seen at the
Ware Shoals office. Upon inquiry he
was told that the reports were not there
but in New York. So no auditor's re
port has been seen yet. Of course this
report would not be an especial valuable
document in the hands of Mr. Dial, but
this fact is cited merely to show the al
leged disposition of the majority toward
The slate of affairs is deplored, for
at one time it seemed that this Ware
Shoals property would be developed in
to one of tlie best paying enterprises in
the Piedmont. '1 he outcome of the
stockholders' meeting and tho result of
the litigation will be watched with much
Junior Order of Mechanics Organize.
On last Friday night, in the Knights
of Pythias hall there was organized a
ncv order of Junior Order United
American Mechanics. There were 85
rcharter members, and the organization
begins with enthusiastic support. The
name of the new coupcil is Little
Rivor No. 66. The State Council organ
izer was unable to be present, but Mr.
II. Terry acted in his stead and in
stalled the officers. The following offi
cors were elected: F. M. Tidwell, coun
cilorj'J. D. Barrett, vice councilor. R.
II. Donaldson, recording secretary; R.
J. Jessie, treasurer; F. M. Donnon, fi
The members are very enthusiastic
over their council, and hope to make it
one of the very best in the State. Meet
ings will be held in the school building
at Watts Mill.
A large crowd attended services at
Mr. Jim Cooper and two daughters,
Christine and Alwilder, of Greenwood,
visited relatives here Saturday night
Prof. W. P. CulbertSOn and Miss
Frankie Culbertson, of Mountvillo,
spent Saturday night with relatives
Mrs. Neely Devenport, of the Center
Point section, is spending a wbile with
her daughter, Mrs. IL H. Penson.
Miss Laurence Culbertson is teaching
a music class in the Poplar Springs
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. j. C. Smith, of Waterloo, was in
the city Monday.
Mr. W. S. Montgomery was regis
tered at Gray's Hotel Friday.
Mr. H. B. Dominiek, of Fountain
Inn, was in the city Friday.
Mr. M. D. Holder of Gray Court was
in the city Monday.
Dr. j. R. Culbertson of Owings was
among the visitors in Laurens Monday.
Mr. j. W. Hill of Mountville, was in
the city on business Monday.
Mr. W. E. Gray, of dray Court, was
in the city on business Saturday.
Mr. B. A. Wharton of Cross Hill and
a candidate for Sheriff was in Laurens
Mr. W. L. Rodgers of Rock Hill is in
the city on a short vacation visiting
Capt. John R. Minter is spending this
week with his son, Mr. J. E. Minter,
Mr. J. T. Power, one of the success
ful farmers of this county, was in the
city last Saturday.
Mr. Jas. H. Stewart, of Fountain
Inn, was among the visitors in the city
Mr. Moses Roman, the moving pic
ture show man, says business is good
and improving every day.
Mrs. Eloise Shell spent a few days in
Clinton last week, as the guest of Mrs.
Attorneys R. E: Babb and A. C.
Todd spent yesterday in Spartanburg
on professional business.
Business manager J. Rutledge McGhee
of the Greenville Daily News was in the
city for a short while Sunday.
Miss Vaughn Gritton has returned
from the eastern part of the State,
where she has been teaching.
Mrs. L. S. McSwain, of the Gray
Gourt-Owings Institute, was in the city
on a shopping trip Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Thotnason Sr. of
Alma spent Sunday with the family of
Mr. W. P. Thomason on Irby Avenue.
Associate Editor G. W. Gardner, Jr.,
of the Greenwood Journal, was in Lau
rens last Sunday, enroute for Spartan
Miss Wilton Carle, a charming young
lady of Greenville, passed through the
city Thursday, enroute to her home
Mr. S. M. Wilkes one of Lnurons
hustling business men returned Friday
night from a business trip over parts of
South Carolina and Georgia.
Mrs. Brooks Swygert, who attended
the Sunday School Convention in Union
last week is spending this week with
her sister, Mrs. S. M. Rice.
Messrs. S. D. Childress and J. W. C.
Bell, of this county, have beeu drawn
as jurors for the federal court, which
convenes in ^?^onvillo. Anvil 9A.
Mr. J. F. Tolbert was elected a mem
ber of the executive committee of the
State Sunday School Convention, at its
recent meeting in Union.
Mr. Lloyd I.angston, son of Mr. j.
Lee L?ngsten, is at home this week
from Clemson college, where he is pur
suing a special course in the textile de
Mr. W. R. Henderson, of Gray Court,
was in the city on business Saturday.
He said they had a light frost in their
neighborhood Friday night, but not
sufficient for any damage.
Misses Mary Todd and Willie May
Childress and Miss Annie Jamieson, of
Union, went to Newberry Wednesday,
to see the ball game between Erskine
Patronize Roman's Moving Picture
show at the opera house. Continuous
performance daily from 3 to 10 p. m.
Program changed every day. Lot new
films just received. It worth the price.
Go see it, and you'll go again.
Mrs. C. E. Gray, who was called to
Rutherfordton, N. ('., ten days ago on
account of the serious illness of her
father, is expected home this week.
Her father, who is quite an old man, is
still very seriously sick. *
Mr. F. E. Ornall, the popular young
salesman at Posey's Drug Store, has
resigned his position and returned to
his home in Woodbury, Ga. for a few
days, after which he will enter the
Southern College of Pharmacy in Atla
A party from the neighboring town
of Greenwood came over to the city of
Laurens in automobiles Sunday. The
party consisted of: Messrs. T. J.
Crymes, R. J. Lawson, E. F. Arnold,
C. D. Kcllar, G. P. Sloan, J. C. Self,
and Mr. and Mrs. John Chipley.
Mr. C. C. Featherstone returned Fri
day from Union, where he attended the
sessions of the State Sunday School
convention. Mr. Featherstone reported
a fine meeting, well attended, enthusi
astic work accomplished and a hospita
ble welcome on the part of Union peo
All Fool's day was not celebrated
with much enthusiasm around at the
graded school. Prof. Dobson had an
nounced that he would punish any tru
ancy or pranks common on this day.
In consequence of this warning every
body was strictly good.
At the K. of P. meeting Monday
night a committee consisting of Messrs.
John M. Cannon, John F. Bolt and R. A.
Dobson was appointed to canvas the
Pythlans of Laurens and Clinton for
those who will take the I). (). K. K.
degree. If a sufficient number can be
secured the Spartanburg team will come
down and initiate them.
Mr. L. G. Balle, who has been read
mg The Lauukns Advertiser from
its first issue twenty-three years ago,
called in the office last week and wel
comed the new editor. Mr. Balle is a
staunch friend of the paper, believing
in it so thoroughly that he bends a copy
to all five of his children, who reside
elsewhere, but who have to keep in
formed about matters in their old home.
Col. j. H. Wharton j;::i<! Tin: ADVER
tiser a visit last Friday and reported
that the farmers of his section were
busy ploughing tbeso days. "But,"
said Mr. Wharton, "uic ground js in
the worst condition I have seen it In
thirty years. For two or three inches
it to a dry, hard crust and underneath
too wet.' All tlje ploughing done before
these heavy rains w;p< practically lost."
Waterloo Democratic Club will meet
at Moore's on Saturday, the 28th, 1008,
at 3 p. m.
J. II. WHARTON, Pres.
THE REEDY RIVER
Electric Plant Will Most Probably be in
Full Operation Within the Next
The work of constructing the dam
and power house at Boyd's Mill for the
Reedy River Power Company is ex
pected to be finished by the first of
June. The dam, which is practically
finished, is said to be an exceptionally
line piece of work, and President Dial
and his associates are well pleased with
it. The power house is in process of
erection, and when everything is com
pleted the old place will present a won
The plant will have a capacity of two
thousand horse power. Electricity will
be generated for local purposes and for
transmission to Laurens and other
points desiring it. Already the line to
I-aureus is being run and will be com
pleted in a short time.
Letter From Mr. Reuben B. Pitts.
The editor of The Advertiser is in
receipt of the followiug letter from one
of Laurens' boys, which is appreciated
in the fullest. He and Mr. Pitts were
in college together for one year, and
became friends while there. The editor
wishes to thank Mr. Pitts publicly, and
this means is employed:
"Camden, S. C,, April 2, 1908.?Mr.
S. E. Boney, Laurens, S. C ?My Dear
Boney: I note by The Advertiser of
this week that you are to take charge
of the paper, and I want to extend to
you my best wishes for your grand
success in my old home town.
1 see that Furman's men are stilll do
ing worthy things, and I hope that we
younger generation shall keep it up.
For your part, I am sure you will.
Yours very truly, R. B. PITTS."
Keep us in mind for Ice ('ream Freez
ers and Water Coolers, as we have a
complete line in different styles and
S /XS* S. M. & E. H Wilkes & Co.
Mr. R. R. Stone, of Clinton, was
among those in town Friday.
A GREAT GAME OF TAG.
Every Loyal Citizen Should Wear a Tag
on April 21st.
Tuesday, the 21st of April, will be
"Tag Day" in Laurens. If you do not
know what Tag Day is you had better
inform yourself before the day arrives.
It is hoped and expected that every
man, woman and child in this city, rich
and poor, high and low, white and
black, will be able to exhibit a tag on
Tag Day. What is it all about? Just
this: A movement is on foot to build a
hospital and the King's Daughters have
undertaken this method to help the
fund. In the larger cities this plan has
met with great success. Boxes in
charge of members are placed in differ
ent portions of the city and for each
contribution, no matter how small or
how large, dropped into the box the
contributor is given a badge or tag.
Before Tag Day is over almost every
citizen has become a gentleman or ladv
of the decoration. They have been
tagged enmasso and the streets are
gay with fluttering bits of ribbon.
Third Tuesday in April is the day set
apart for Tag Day in Laurens. Let's
turn it into a great game of tag. Drop
your penny, your dime, your dollar or
your hundred Hollars into the contribu
tion box and wear your blushing honors
thick upon you.
If every citizen makes up his or her
mind that the day shall not pass until
he or she hav been "tagged" we will
have given the hospital cause a great
Let this old city fairly flutter with
tags on Tuesday, 21st. Don't be
ashamed to show that you have a re
ceipt in the shape of a tag for your
contribution. It may encourage the
next one to go and do likewise.
Charity is the best game that any
body can play. Put your heart and
soul into it and see how much you can
get out of it. Everybody play tag on
the 21st and help the hospital cause.
We have just received another ship
ment of Folding Go-Carts. Be sure to
see our line and get our prices before
S. M. & E. IL Wilkes & Co.
SUNDAY'S MEETING FOR MEN.
Special Sermon by Rev. Mr. Fowler, at
Second Baptist Church.
Sunday afternoon there was held at
the Second Baptist church a special
meeting for men. The meeting was in
charge of Rev. C. Lewis Fowler, of
Clinton, who is conducting a series of
revival services at this church, and who
is doing some very effective preaching.
"A Search for Men" was his theme
Sunday afternoon, and he presented
the truths of his subject in a very for
cible and impressive manner.
Real men, the speaker said, are de
plorably scarce ?men who have the
courage to stand up for the right and
for God as against the influences of
evil and wrong-doing. God is continu
ally searching for men to enlist in the
battle against sin. He recounted at
length the manv agencies employed to
circumvent the will of God and enslave
men and boys in the bondage of sin.
Cigarette smoking and whiskey drinking
were severely arraigned and other
forms of sin strongly condemned.
Mr. Fowler made the startling state
ment in connection with the evil of
strong drink to the effect that in Lau
rens county last year every eighth bale
of cotton, or its equivalent, was spent
for whiskey. Unwilling, as he had been,
to accept the accuracy of this state
ment, the figures showed for them
Gray Court to Have Bank
About the fifteenth of March a move
ment was launched to organize a bank
at the little town of Gray Court, ten
mdes west of Laurens on the Greenville
and Laurens railroad. Mr. J. N. Leak,
one of the originators of the scheme
and by the way one of the busiest
hustlers in the whole county, was in the
citv Monday and in speaking of the en
terprise said: "Yes, we started out
about three weeks ago to get up the
stock; and in less than a week more we
will have it all subscribed." The men
in charge held a meeting last Saturday
at Gray Court to sum up and get an
idea of what had been done and what
the prospects were. The proposed
capital stock is to bp $20,000 of which
amount $15000 has already been sub
scribed. There will be another meet
ing next Saturday at which time a for
mal organization will he effected. It
is understood that Mr. C. R. Wallace
is to be president and the institution
will be known as The Bank of Gray
Officials Pronounced the Company la
Excellent Form in Every Particular.
The official inspection of Traynham
Guards was held Friday ?fternoon by
Adjutant General J. C. Boyd, Assistant
Adjutant General W. T. Brock and
United States Inspector C. H. Cabiniss.
These officers arrived in the city at 2
o'clock from Columbia and promptly at
4 o'clock, the appointed hour, the work
of inspection was begun.
Traynham Guards, numbering forty
six, were arrayed in their new serge
uniforms with tan shoes and mustered
on the public square presented a fine
appearance. All the officers were pres
ent; in fact, every member of the com
pany was present, a fact rather unusual
and one commented upon by General
Boyd. The inspection of the guns was
the first thing done, and this resulted
in not only a favorable report but spe
cial commendatory remarks. The com
pany was pronounced excellent in their
manner of keeping the guns and uni -
forms. General appearance was pro
After the gun inspection 1st Lieuten
ant W. R. Itichey, Jr., commanded the
company through many difficult mili
tary maneuvres, all of which were ac
complished very creditably.
The company marched to its armory
and were there addressed by Gen. Boyd.
The best and most important thing in
-this brief address was: "Traynham
Guards is not exceeded by any other
company so far inspected in general
appearance, care of equipments, drill
ing and general military training."
Mr. Brock hcartity seconded his chief's
The Laurens company was organized
on November 3rd, 1906, with Mr. O. W.
Babb captain. Its commission expires
this coming November, but a renewal
is confidently expected. The officers at
present are: ?
O. W. Babb, Captain.
W. R. Richey, Jr., 1st Lieutenant.
M. L. Nash, 2d Lieutenant.
J. A. Taylor, 1st Sergeant.
1). R. Simpson, Quartermaster Ser
-- BUY YOUR ==
We have sent
away many sat
ers. Pay us a
visit and you
will go away
we had many
paid us on our
Have you seen
See our Dress Goods De
For everything in Lace Curtains.
We have them from
50c to $5.00.
The prettiest line of white
Quilts that have ever been in
Laurens. We have them from
75c to $5.00.
Big line Dress Ginghams
7c, 8c, iQc, i22c aJlg 15c
In our stock is to be found
everything new and seasonable
in Silks and Woolens, inported
Style, Fit and Quality
People who have seen f$
them tell us we have the M
prettiest and snappiest line g|
in the city. Come and gee x
for yourself. There Is noth- gff
ing in Tans or Blacks, la= |?
dies', misses' and children's M
Low Cut Shoes, that you IS
can't find in our store, j|
Do your Spring shopping at Sim
mons'. Make our store your headquar
ters, We will ma|<e you feel at home.
Make your feet glad
by wearing a pair of
o. b. simmons & son,
&oQeee??9oo?ooo?e? sot *oooooooooc
Laurens, S. C.
Mr. S. D. Childress spent Saturday
Master Lamar Copeland is visiting in
Miss Bessie Roland has returned from
Mr. J. W. Lanford of Lanford Sta
tion was in the city Monday.
Mr. W. R. Cheek a prominent pian*er
of Gray Court was in town Monday.
Mr. L. D, McCravy was registered
at Gray's Hotel on Friday.
Mr. J. F. Whitmire, of Clinton, was
in the city Saturday.
Mr. W. S. Langford, of Newberry,
was a visitor in the city Sunday.
Mrs. James L. Killian, of Greenville,
is with her brother, Mr. C. D. Moseley.
Mrs. Chesley Lucas and children, of
Chester, are visiting Mrs. W. E. Lu
Mrs. Jane Parks of Greenwood is
visiting her daughter Mrs. S. D. Chil
Mrs Hale Shands of Clinton spent
Wednesday in the city with Mrs. G. C.
Mr. S. B. Goodman, carrier of R F D
No. 1 Mountville, was in the city on
Mrs. Hagan Motes, of Mountville,
was the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. H.
Teague, last week.
Mrs. J. C. Philpot, after a visit to
relatives in the city, returned Friday to
her home in Columbia.
Messrs. W. J. and E. H. Wise, of
Spartanburg, were in the city Friday
Mr. S. E. Henderson, the popular
postmaster at Barksdale, was in the
Rev. J. O. Davis and family, of
Greenville, are visiting relatives in the
county this week.
Miss Anna Childress has returned to
Chicora College after spending a few
days at home.
Mrs. John Simmons of Mountville
spent Wednesday in the city as the
guest of Mrs. J. H. Teague.
Miss Ora Dell Hunter of Ora spent a
few days in the city last week as the
guest of Mrs. Hampton Hunter.
Miss Lillian Peterson of Winthrop
College is spending a few days with her
mother, Mrs. Maggie Peterson.
Rev. W. E. Callendar, rector of the
Episcopal church of Laurens, has ac
cepted an invitation to preach at Trinity
church, Columbia, on April 8th.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming enter
tained at tea Thursday evening for
Rev. Mr. Rankin and wife and Miss
Strickler, of Richmond, their guests.
Mr. T. McD. Roper, formerly of the
Hickory Tavern section, now a resident
of this city, announces his candidacy
this week for county commissioner.
Mr. J. Wister.Martin, of the countv.
mers, was in the city thursday. Mr.
Martin paid THE ADVERTISER a pleas
Messrs. Richard Childress, T. O.
Flowers, Jr., and T. C. Bolt, of the
Presbyterian College at Clinton, came
up Saturday and spent Sunday at the
home of Mrs. Childress.
Mrs. W. D. Fergusan is going to
Newberry this week, to visit Mrs. P. G.
Ellisor, and remain until after the wed
ding of Miss Laura Vance and Mr. W.
Mrs. Flamming Jones, Misses Helen
Goggans, Bessie Bird, Amelia Kennedy
and Bertha Wells, and Mr. R. Vance
Irby made an automobile trip to New
berry last Saturday to spend the day
with Miss Helen Goggans.
The Rev. J. T. Taylor, of Ware
Shoals, was in the city a few days ago
on his way to Greensboro, N. C, where
he is ei.gaged in a meeting with Rev.
P. C. Battle, of the North Carolina
Methodist conference and pastor of one
of the Greensboro churches.
Miss Wilma Prentiss gave a birthday
party Tuesday afternoon at the home
of her grandmother, Mrs. W. H. Gar
rett. A number of her young frionds
celebrated thia happy occasion with
her, and after the ever-pleasurable
open-air games they were served with
delicious cream and cake.
Some of the early risers of Laurens
report that frost was seen early Satur
day morning. The climatic conditions,
however, are such that no damage re
sulted therefrom. It was so dry and
the frost so light that it will have no
effect on any growing plants or tree
blossoms. This is the first frost re
ported In some time.
Mr. B. L. Henderson, of the Ware
Shoals neighborhood, was in the city
Saturday, and paid Tun Anv^nriaER
a visit. Mr. Henderson began reading
this paper with its first issue, twenty
three years ago, and has not missed an
issue sinco. He is one of our staunch
est friends, and we hope that he may
re?d the paper for many years to come.
The Rev. C. Lowis Fowlor, pastor of
the Baptist church ?t Clinton, arrived
in tho city last Thursday, to begin a
series of revival services at the Second
Baptist church of Laurens. Mr. Fow
ler is a graduate of Furman and the
Harvard School of Theology, and is a
preacher of \\o small ability. His work
in Clinton has been on aggressive lines,
and his presence and work here shouUl
produce good results,
Mr, Thou. K. Wicker, of Nowberry,
spent Sunday in tho city with Mr. S. G.
McDaniel. Mr. Wicker is a rural letter
carrlor at Newberry and is a very pro
gressive young citizen. For seyeral
months he has been very active In an
clfort to get his county interested in
the good roads movement. Of course
the newspapers and others hftVO \w\ to
do with the agitation of better roads
which Mr, VYh'-l?er- intimated would
likely \\o made, an. issue in the approach
ing county campaign.
Commission Named For The infirmary.
Gov. Ansel hfis appointed the com
mission to have charge of the erection
of the State's infirmary far Confeder
ate soldiers on tho proporty of the
State Hospital for the insane in this
city. The commission will consist of
Messrs. J. M. Reed of Chester,
Cardwell of Columbia, 4. C. Cantey of
Oamden,, J. ki. Mnrsi:all of Columbia,
and Wilie Jones of Colup.ibjk. Tho
first three are veterans, members of
the U. C. V., and the hist two are son,H
pf veterans. Trie commission wjh meet
within the next few days and proceed
at once with plans fo?< the erection of
the hu,Ud;ing. Ah appropriation of $12,
flQO w?ui nwfci tvr the work.- State,
Council Receives Proposi
tion From Mr. Dial
NO AGREEMENT VET.
The City tan Utilize 75 Horse Power to
Operate Its Lighting
For some time past the city council
has been negotiating with President N.
B. Dial of the Reedy River Power Co.
on the matter of furnishing eleetric
power for the city from the plant at
Boyd's mill soon to be completed. It
is understood, of course, thnt this com
pany has a franchise to come into the
city and supply individuals. The dis
cussion now is regarding rates on the
city supply. Thus far no agreement
has been reached and just at present
none is in sight. The form of Mr.
Dial's bid seems to be about as follows:
Tho company is to furnish one hundred
and fifty horse-power to the city under
a ten-year contract at $50 a horse
power, the company reserving the
privilege of supplying power to indi
viduals also. The council claims that
the city needs only seventy-live horse
power and should have the right to sub
let the remaining seventy-five, to
which the company will not agree.
And again the price per horse-power
is a matter of dispute.
The council feels that $50 a horse
power is too high; the city of Green
wood is supplied by the Savannah River
Co. at $40 per horse-power and they
think Laurens should be able to get
power at the same rate. At the pres
ent figures Laurens in the course of
the ten years, the limit of the contract,
would have paid $15,000 more for her
power than tho neighboring town of
It is hopr.d by both sides that an
agreement may soon be reached to pre
vent any annoying and costly delays.
Three Thousand Feet Curbing Purchased.
Mr. W. R. Richey, representing the
city council of Laurens, wont to New
berry last Saturday and closed a eon
tract with the Cold Point Granite Com
pany to furnish three thousand feet of
granite curbing, to be used in improv -
ing the public square and court house
grounds. The council has been nego
tiating for sonio time with this com
pany, but up to Saturday had been un
able to agree on terms. Mr. RicheyV.
c?i'Oing wui'Oe1?iiii>|><svf i4?v"**>?>it| ?/*?"
cars every week until tho supply is re
Tho Cold Point Granite Company's
quarries are situated about six miles
south of Laurons, In this county, and
contain a superior grade of stone. The
council, it is seen, is determined to get
the very best of every tiling for the im
provement work which they hope to
have under way in a few days. Tho
curbing purchased is to be used for tho
provements all around the square, the
court house approaches and the tree
bases near tho court house.
The Laurens Thcaturhun.
The moving picture shows arc still
holding forth in the city. Mr. M<..,es
Roman, the enterprising manager feels
very much encouraged over his success
thus far and seems to think that the
Laurens theatorium is a permanent and
assured institution. If the patronage
justifies the entertainments will be en
larged and a regular little vaudeville
show will be put on every afternoon
and evening. Already lie has some of
the finest and most beautiful films in
the state; in addition, tho illustrated
songs nro a very attractive feature of
Moving picture shows are the very
best and cleanest form of amusement
and the people of Laurens by their pat
ronage should keep this one here.
Pelit Jurors for Spring Terra of Court.
The following list of jurors were drawn
Tuesday morning for the first week of
the spring term of Common Pleas Court
which convenes at Laurens on April 21.
The first week jurors are:
Dials township -O. II. Cooley, L. R.
Brooks, W. I. Power, W. 1. Burns, T.
A. Willis, D. D. Stoddard, Abner Babb.
D, M. Holder.
Waterloo township John Crawford,
J. T. Elmore, J. W. Bagwell, J. W. B.
Hill, W. H. Pinson.
Sullivan township A. J. Munroe, J.
W. Kellett, P. M. Bu/.hardt, 1). W.
Coats, W. N. Knight, C, B. Roper, J.
H. Godfrey, J, E, Roper.
Laurens township C. B. Bobo, J. Q.
Brown, S. 2. Davis, J. L. F. Summerei.
Hunter township D. E. Tribble, P.
B. Richardson, F. M. Fuller.
Cross Hill township W. D. Pyles, 10..
A, Adams, J. W. Simmons, E. L. Wo.Us.
Youngs township M. D. Garrott? W,
M. Cokor, O. H. Hughes, A. ^. Martin.
Yesterday afternoon at Spartanburg
Mr, Thus. H. Daniel, of Washington,
D. C, and Miss Bessie Boyd, daughter
of the Rev. Marion Boyd, were united
in marriage, tho Rev. G. M. Boyd offi
ciating, Mr. Daniel is a Laurens county
boy, a graduate of WofTord, private
secretary to Congressman Johnson for
a time, a newspaper correspondent,
which is merely incidental to his duties
in the law offices of the Southern Rail
way In Washington.
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