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The Laurens Delegates In
WHAT WILL THEY DO?
Some Matters of Statewide Importance
In Which Laurens Delegation
Must Have A Part.
The Laurens delegation to tho gen
ernl assembly of South Carolina left
Monday afternoon for Columbia to
be present at the opening of the ses
sion on Tuesday at noon. The mem
bers of the delegation are: Hon. Jno.
H. Wharton of Waterloo, senator;
lions. H. 1>. noyd, \V. C. Irby Jr., and
Jared i>. Sullivan of Laurens, repre
Whether or not any of the members
will have new bills to introduce at
the prest nt session is not known, ex
cept that by Senator Wharton to
lengthen the term of county superin
tendent of education. Senator Whar
ton favors such a measure which has
been t'.i" subject of some, talk for sev
eral me; Mis. All the representatives
were Invited for an expression of opln-1
Ion some time ago by The Advertiser;
none ret ponded. Possibly they had
full and sufficient reason for avoiding
a public expression. In half the
counties of the state the term of of
fice for the superintendent of educa
tion is four years. It is the hope of
many In Laurens that the term will
be made that in this county.
On the present calendar of both the
senate and the house, there appear no
bills Introduced by members of the
Laurens delegation and favorably re
ported last session, carried over to this
How the Laurens delegation will
stand on Governor Ansel's recommen
dation relative to another whiskey e
lection in the five wet counties is not
known. Senator Wharton and Iiepre- I
sentative Sullivan are straight-out'
prohibitionists, but this stand does I
not Indicate which of the several |
courses open to the prohibitionists,
will be taken, it is thought by some
(hat a statewide prohibition bill will
pass; others think that the law will
stand as it is, and slill others favor
another election on the question.
As usual, the tax question will be
the "Jonah" for the legislature. Wheth
er or not it will pass measures to pul
the state on a cash basis, as recom
mended by the governor, is not known.
Tlie tax question Is usually given
seant attention. How the Laurens
members stand Is also a question..
One of the most Important matters'
to come before the body of law-mak
ers is the hospital for the insane.
When the report of the investigating
committee ijj read, there will doubt
less be considerable surprise and, ac
cording to the public mind, should be
some effective legislation. What the
Laurens delegation will do remains
to be seen.
Other matters of importance will
be the disposition of the $27f>,000 de
rived from the dispensary funds, the
increase of the Carris fund, compul
sory education, the soldiers' home,
income tax, the Increase Of salaries for
stale officers, and the cause of educa
tion in general. Of course, there will '
be the usual fight for lower passenger
and freight rates. The attitude of the
Laurens delegation on all these mat
ters will bo watched in this county
with much interest.
Among the elections that are to be
held, will be that of judge for the
eighth judicial district. Judge Klugh
of Abbeville appears at present to
have no opposition.
Ser>hes Thnt Will be Held by Pastor
of Laurens Circuit.
Rev. D. R. Hoof, pastor of the Lau
rens circuit. Methodist, announces the
following appointments for the church
es In his charge.
First Sunday: Holmes Street church
of Laurens, nt 11 a. in.; Sandy Springs,
.T:nO ]). m.i Holmes Street church.
7 p. m.
Second Sunday: LeesvlllO, II a. in.;
Watts mills. 7 p. m.
Third Sunday: Sandy Springs. II a.
m.i Holmes Street church. 7 p. in.
Fourth Sunday: Watts mills, II a.
m ; LeesvlllO, p. in.
Sunday school will be held at the
Holmes Street church on each Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock.
CONTEST IN ORATORY
HELD AT COLLEGE
Representative From Clinton College
Chosen To Participate In Suite
Oi a tor leal Contest.
Clinton, Jan. II.?A preliminary con
test was held at the Presbyterian col
lege last night, the Object being the
selection of n representative <>i' this
college In the Intor-collogiuto oratori
cal contest to l>e held In Greenwood
in the spring. The literary societies
give n gold medal to the fortuiuito
contestant In this preliminary. The
contestants were: Hasting linker of
Clinton, Frank Ilicklln of Chester, M.
M. Sellers or l.atta. W. I.. Lnlhuni of
The college orchestra and the glee
' club furnished delightful music. The
faculty of the college acted as judges
and selected Mr. Thos. \V. Simpson of
Honca Patth, as the college represent
Mr. V. H. I.eohr of Livonia, Ga., has
assumed tho editorship Of the Clinton
Chronicle, succeeding Mr. Allex ()'
Dnnicll who has accepted si better
job as a travelling representative of
Jacobs and company.
Mrs. Sproles of Greenwood is visit
inn her daughter, Mrs. Frank Boland
J Miss Leilor Terry of Fork Shoals
' hns been the guest of Mr. Tom Gold
smith's family the past week.
Miss Margerite Hogg of Kentucky Is
! spending the winter with her cousin,
Mrs. J. It. Branch.
Miss Addle Horton returned to Co
lumbia last Friday alter tl ten day's
visit In Clinton.
Mrs. J. A. Bailey wenl to Atlanta for
a few days last week.
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. S. P. Fulton
' leave Friday for Japan. While their
! host of warm friends and admirers In
Clinton regret losing them, they re
joice with them that Dr. Fulton's
I health is restored and he can go where
\ all along his heart has been. They
have made Clinton their home for over
j a year and friends here have shared
[with them their anxiety about Dr.
1 Fulton's health.
I Misses Carrie, Belle, and l.ois Farr
are visiting their relatives here,
Dr. Jacobs is to deliver a Htereop
tienn lecture In tin orphanage chapel
('apt. T. J. Duckctt has moved to
the McCnrtcr place on the south e;lge
of the town with his family.
Mrs. Francois Chlsolm of Chatta
nooga, Tonn,, ami Mrs, Burns Simp
son of Monroe, N. c.. have been visit
ing relatives here.
"TIIK WAY TO WIN" ON RALE.
Col. .!. W. Ferguson's Rook Received
With KntllU&illsni Here.
Following the announcement last
week that Col. J. W. Ferguson's new
book, "The Way To Win" would be
Oil sale at the Palmetto Drug store
on Saturday there? was considerable
rush to procure copies. In fact, im
mediately after the delivery of the
express, the entire shipment was sold
in a few minutes. Dr. Washington
has made another order and in a few
days there will be a full supply on
According to several comments from
those who have read the hook, the
story is of intense interest, well writ
ten ami with a firm and strong pur
pose. It is the story of a life, and the
lessons to humanity therefrom, T!
who have not read the book will dud
it of interest and value.
Solicitor Cooper in Columbia.
According to the requirements of
his OfllCO Solicitor Cooper of this dis
trict is in Columbia this week at work
ill the engrossing department. This
is also the week in Which the supreme
court hears the cases carried up from
this district, Prominent among these
is the appeal of Fletcher Davis, the
whiskey drummer who was convicted
of violating the statute's, in indirectly
For Monument Fund.
The following contributions have
been received by Mrs. R. B. Bell to be
added to the fund for the Laurens
county monument to the soldiers of
the Confederacy: W. I). Watts. Denver,
Colo., $26; Dr. J. H. Teague, I.aurens.
$2..r?0; Mrs. W. J. Cnthcart. Columbia.
$2.00. The people are urged to send
in their contributions at once. The
daughters hope to make a selection of
the monument tit an early date.
Cuke Sale Saturday.
On Saturday of this week, beginning
nt 10 o'clock, there will be a cake sale
at the Todd, Simpson Co. storo on
West Main street. A large number
of tine cakes will be Offered. House
DEATH OF ."""KS. ,\ E. HENDERSON.
Beloved Woman vi Waterloo Dies In
Hospital i)( Columbia.
Waterloo, .Jan. I?.- -Mrs. John Kvnhsi
Henderson, who wa before her mar
riage, Miss Irene Harris and who has
lived at Waterloo since cliildbo.nl. died
nt the hospital In Columbia Thursday ,
night ol 1: st week.
Mrs. Henderson has been In deelln
Iny healtb for the past year and it.
was though! thai a course <d* treat
ment nt the hospital would prove b ne
flolal, but her last illness was move j
than an impaired constitution could
withstand, she dying within a low days
after her removal there, the news of
which, while not wholly unexpected,
nevertheless, came as a great shock to
her family and friends.
The deceased was about l.s years of |
ago and was a true type of old time
southern womanhood, her death clos
ing a life ol* usefulness and splendid ;
Christian Influence. She was a con
sistent member of the Baptist church,
i a devoted wife, a loving and gentle
mother; one grown .laughter. Mrs.
: .lohn Leach, of Hickory Grove and son,
Mr. Bernard Henderson, of this city ,
and o< vera! sma'.l Children bring j
left to mourn for "dear mother."
She is also survived by one brother,
Mr. Thomas 10. Harris, of thin place.
Two sisters. Mrs. W. II. Wharton, j
j of Waterloo; Mrs. Rosa lOlliOtt, of Lau
rens and a brother, Dr. William R.I
! Harris, also of Waterloo, having died i
two or three years ago.
Tho body arrived from Columbia
Friday afternoon, the Interm nt be
, lug made at 1 o'clock in .Smyrna oome
j tory, whore others of the family are
The grief stricken husband and.
Children have the sincere sympathy ;
of a host of sorrowing friends in their
bereavement, the death of the deceas
ed being deeply mourned by all who
OFFICERS OF PALMETTO LODGE.
Mr. T. Lane Monroe Is Again Worship
ful Master of Old Lodge.
At a special meeting of Palmetto
lodge, number 19, on Monday night
; of this week rhe. following otllcers
j wer.? elected for the ensuing year:
T. Lane Monroe. W. M.; C.eo. L, Pitts.
S. W.; 10. o. Anderson, .1. \\'.: O. ?.
Simmons, treasurer; W. II. Washing-j
ton, secretary ; Clyde T. Franks, S I),:
i B. Brooks, I. I).: Thos. How;, > and]
Henry Yeargin, stewards, and Wiimot
' Smith, tiler.
This is the setond term for Mr, Mon
? roe as worshinfni master of his lodge!
a distinct honor nt the hands ol hi.
j fellow masons. Mr. Wiimot Smiih sue
! ceeriu Mr. W. L. Shocktoy as tiler who
; was up to the time of his death a few
? weeks ago, the holder of that rcsponsl
) ble ofllce.
MR. 0EO. P .COREL AND ILL.
Prominent Planter of Count) Suffers
With Pneumonia Condition Crave.
Clinton. Jan. 10.?The many friends
and relatives of Mr. C.eoge P. Cope
land have been in great concern about
him for about a week. He has pneu
monia and at his advanced age there
Is reason to fear for his recovery. He
is doing as well as can be hoped for
now however. Dr. O. I?. Mayer of
Newberry was summoned to consul
tation by tlx- attending physician on
Mr. fleorge Davis has recently re
turned from the Knowltou Infirmary
in Columbia where he has been an
der t real ment.
( Ill R( II APPOINTMENTS.
Schedule of Appointments Killed hj
Rev. K. C. Wntsoii.
In order that the members of the
various churches named below may
have no misunderstanding as to the
dates for preaching service, the fol
lowing appointments tilled by the Rov.
10. C. Watson are given:
RabUII Creek, first Saturday. 3 p. in.,
first Sunday II a. in.; 3rd Sunday 3:30
Chestnut Ridge, second Saturday.
3 ]). in.; second Sunday 11 a. in.; fourth
Sunday 3:30 p. in.
Highland Home, third Saturday 3
p. m.; third Sunday II a. in.
Antloch, fourth Saturday :!:.'',0 p. m.;
fourth Sunday 11 a. m.
It. A. M. Banquet Tuesday.
The Royal Arch Masons of this city.
Rising Sun Chapter, number (I, will
have a banquet next Tuesday night.
The place has not y. t been determined
upon.but it is likely that the banquet
will be had in the armory. Mr. II.
Terry is chairman of the nrrnngonienl
PAKSCFAL RLE 'S KU AUDIENCE.
Rcautiful Story of Slicpliortl Lad and
Tlie II0I3 spear.
On last Wednesday evening nl ilt"
city opera house, despite (lie Inclement
weather, n fairly good sized audience
greeted the presentation of Parsifal.
From tii" comments heard it seems
that the show was pleasing '?> the peo
Mr. John Kidney, who took the part
of Parsifal, the shepherd lad who was
to redeem the holy spear, lost through
the perfidy of tho young king. Anfor
tas. carried Ills role well: in fact, he
Is tar above the remainder of the com
pany and would do credit to him If
among more brilliant actors. His
voice was particularly pleasing; his
form and manner, and his looks. w< re
all decidedly in his favor. Truth Is,
Mr. Kidney was the "whole show."
The distinct disappointment of the
play was Miss Anna May. who under
took the part of Kundry, "tho fairest
Of fair women." Miss May has been
to Laurens a number of times in the
Osmrn Stock company, and while she
is doubtless good in some minor pa tS,
she was a decided failure in the role'
Wednesday evening, which, by the way,
should have been only second to the
lending part. None of the female parts
were at all strong, and the "garden of
narcotic blooms" in which they all np
penr and which should have been I hi'
most striking scene of the play v as
a great disappointment. Another mat
tor: the actors ami actresses would
have appeared to better ndvnntagi had
they presented themselves with clean
hands and faces. Hut possihly the
stage entrances and the dressing rooms
were a little dusty and dirty, render
ing their appearances somewhat 0X
Taken as a whole the performance
was decidedly the best that has been
to Laurens in some time, and it de- j
served better patronage. It is under-]
stood that the management made noth
ing, and possibly lost a little on bring
ing Parsifal to Laurens. No wonder
they hesitate nhout bringing good
showf; here, when the people will pa
tronize nothing hut minstrels and the
ten, twent. and thlrts.
WATERLOO PERSONAL ITEMS.
Doings of the Past Week in Hustling
Waterloo. S. ('.. Jan. 8, Mr and
Mrs. W. ('. Whnrton are at home
from a week's visit t? Charleston.
Mrs. .1. P. Gray of Woodruff, Is i 1
hin? her parents. Col. nnd M - . J. '.!
Mr. I J. M. Henderson, of Florem-e,
is visiting his home people In Water
Mr. !?'. 10. : mith has relume I '?<
f'olumhti . afD r a week's visit I ? \ir
A W. Si >i > a .d family.
Mr end Mrs. W. A. Davis, aft >r a
week's visit to Mr. ('.. W. L. Tenglie
and family, have returned to their
home in Columbia.
Mr. J. f. Anderson is at home from
a business trip to Columbia.
Mr. R. A. Anderson Jr.. spent a day
or two in Augusta this week.
Miss Maude Cliiberson is at home
from a visit to Miss Pauline Nlcklcs
Miss Sarah Roddy, one of the teach
ers in the Waterloo high school, has
returned from a visit to her parents
in Kock Hill.
Miss Minnie Teague is at home from
a visit to Columbia.
Miss Agnes Puckel has returned lo
Greenwood after a week's visit to her
parents. Mr. and Mrs John A. Packet..
Mr. and Mrs. OeorgO Justice of !!? :i
dorsonVlllCi are visiting rolntlvos in
Mi*s Xnsli Improving.
Miss MtUlde Nash, sister of Mr... J
(Iollnms of llonea Path, who suffered
from an attack of chronic appendicitis
hist week, had an operation in the
Anderson hospital last Tuesday, and
is getting along nicely and she wil!
soon be able to be out again.
Preaching \t lleaverdam.
Rev. Joe A. Martin of CrOHH Ilill
will preach at Roavordom church on
next Sunday afternoon at ": 'Mi o'clock.
The public are cordially invited to
this service. Sunday school will be
held r:t 2 o'clock. Immediately prcc d
Ing church sorvlco.
Presbyterians Elect Delegnles.
At a meeting of the Prosbyiorlon
congregation last Runday morning,
ib-legates to the State Laymen's con
rcntion which meets next Monday in
Columbia were elected as follow;.-, it.
r. Dun lap, ii. K. Alki n, C. f. Rnnkln,
I-:. II. SVlikes and R. I*. Fleming.
Oh THE COUNTY HOME
Fornipr Colon I IV nan I Charted Willi
Mfsfrcatfnp; an Old While .Man
Severn I Months Ago.
On a warrant charging assault and
battery of a higli and aggravated na
ture. I'reston Taylor, colored, former
ly employed al the county home, is
In Id in ii $500 bojid for tho next lorm
of i.aureus criminal court which con
venes In Mnrch. Taylor was arrest
ed ono day last week and remaining
In jail for a U w hours was released
on bail granted by tho magistrate.
The arrest warrant was sworn out
by Supervisor II. I), Humbert before
Magistrale .John M. Iludgeus, and it
la npccHlcnlly clanged that Preston
Taylor did on or about the Hub of
last September, assault, strike, bruise
and wound .laid; Summend, an inmate
<>f the county poor bouse, with n
walking stick, ?? assault ha hig oc
curcd in the yard of the count., home.
Sumerel is an aged white man and Is
said to be In a weakened condition
mentally and physically. tip to the
llrst of this year Taylor bad been em
ployed for a number of years by the
then matrons of the county home as
manager of the farm connec led with
the home. He is said to be a bard
working and trustworthy negro.
As to the charges brought against
the negro, it seems that the old man
Suinmorel had persisted in his efforts
to leave the premises against tin- or
ders of the matron. On the occasion
referred to in the warrant Taylor was
instructed by the matron to prevent
Summerei from leaving and to return
him to the house after the old fellow
bad passed out of the yard. Natur
ally, a struggle ensued when the negro
j undertook to execute orders, and in
the struggle old man Summend claims
\ that he was struck with a cane. Hut
j it is claimed that Summend was prob
ably struck with his own walking
stick which he was carrying at the
time, in bis efforts to resis; the ne
gro who had no cane or other weapon,
as he and some eyewitnesses claim,
.lust why the matter was not
! promptly reported and ( barges pre
ferred is somewhat singular as the
j alleged assault was committed loin
months ago. Within Ibo pas! week
or two some sensational reports have
been going the rounds as to the eon
due! of the negro, and the sheriff's
otllco received Information to the of
fer! thai a bund of while olH/.ens had
been organised for the purpose of
??] i rsnndlng" Taylor lo leave for
"pails unknown." Hut there was
probably nothing seriously intended
and tie authorities and many good
citizens do not attach much Import
ance to the charges against the ne
gro, the opinion being thai there is
nothing in them. However Uie court
will probably settle these points.
NORTH I.ACKK.XS It P. A LT Y CO.
Neu (ninpaii) Will Auction Oil' Watts
Proper!) Near Mill.
The newest organization in Lauren:
is the North Laurens Really company,
composed of some strong and Influ
ential citizens, and headed by Mr. It
Frank Arthur, formerly of Cnlon, s
c. Announcements concerning the
purpose and intention of this company
appear on page four of this issue As
stated there, the first work of the
new company will be to develop the
Watts property near the W;^tts mills,
cutting it up into lots, laying out new
streets and selling off residence lots.
The organization was perfected on
ly yesterday afternoon late, and yet it
i staled that applications for lots bad
already been received. They were,
however refused, since the sale is to
be by public auction no private sales.
The properly in question is among the
lines! in the Vicinity of the city and
will doubtless bring handsome pric
es. This depends though on the na
ture of the "bidding." When the sab
is held there will doubtless be on hand
a largo crowd of purchasers.
The new company, as stated. Is bead
ed by Mr. Ii, F. Arthur, who has been
in the city at various times recently,
looking Into the matter and working
on the proposition, It is understood
that the company has very strong
local bac king. Further announcement
by ihe company will be made later.
Mis* Minnie Wallace .Married.
Mlsp Minnie Wallace who for ihn
first pari of the session very ftCCOp
ably taUgllt IhO Rabtin school, was
during Hie holidays married in New
berry to ,,fr. Rutherford of Columbia
The trustees of the Rnbtlh school are
on tho lookout for a good teacher.
Heard Yesterday Ai INoon
By General Assembly,
SOME POINTS NOTED
(iovemor Recommends tnolher Wills*
;.<?> Election In Ehe ((unities
Oilier Muttons Dealt Willi.
The KPiiorul assembly couponed lu
Columbia :i! noun on Tuesday of Ihis
week. Imnicdlntcly after the roll
c :il of members tho annual message
of llie governor was read.
Among sollte ol tho interesting
points noted ami recommendations
made by Governor Aunel were the
? ? 1?ii i i?iii tho proHonl fiscal year, it
hecntno accessory for tho governor,
state treasurer and tho eomptroMcr
gonernl to borrow the sum of five
hundred thousand dollars in niltlcl
imtinn of the collection of taxes, to pay
off the lnl< rest on the state d. lit. pen
sions for the confederate veterans,
the oilier appropriations made by you
Hl Ihn lust session, : lid to pay the ex
pense.; of the state governuionl lor
the year. Wo were fortunate in be
ing able to borrow this money at three
per cent. Ihroughl (ho Palmetto Na
tional Hank of (ho city Of Columbia.
The notes given for this amount are
now being paid out of (he taxes col
lected for the year.
"Ill order to place the stale on .'i
cash basis without borrowing eaoh
year. I recommend that you levy an
extra one-half mill for the next few
years, placing the same in the hands
of the Sinking Funds commission t<?
I be loaned lo the state, until a sufficient
amount has been thus raised, to do
away with the necessity of borrowing.
Assessment of Properly*
"One of the most difficult questions
thai you will hnve lo deal with Is tho
proper assessment and cnuuli/.ntloil of
property for taxation. The constitu
tion provides that the general assem
bly shall provide "for a uniform and
equal rate of : ? m< ill end taxa -
tion and shall prescribe' regulations
to secure i'isi \ ' ifloa for proporty,
real, i i rsounl ; 1 n ?ry, except
mines and ininiiq lain the products,
of whi 'Ii ahme ' il Ii tfixed."
' I n ;i \ w ii : ; ! In your honor
ab'ii bndi< ? ih< one in "; s aiid ih<?
ol her in 1 !)0ti, ! 'oinim lidod the In
quisitorial plan of i iiionl, and I
do hol I now of a bei tei , ?> n IImn i he
one thus suggerlcd. Much property
now escapes taxation, because il is
n't v isible, and much Inequality ex
i ! ; in II.|Ua|lzalion of properly
il;r i is returned lor taxation.
"Your enrnest and careful Attention
should be given to this subject and
sonn- aet should be passed thai will
meet the necessities of Ujc caso. I
ask your careful consideration of the;
report of the eoniptroller-genoral, who
ban given the matter of assessment
much though) and attention.
"The following is tho plan hereto
fore r commended by me as (o person
"All property should bear its Just
proportion of the (axes. The question
arises. How Is tho Auditor to find our
what personal properly tho taxpayer
has? I suggest the Inquisitorial plan.
Require the county auditor to publicly
nd in I nh lor lo (In taxpayer an oath re?
quiring him to truly answer ooiicoriP?
lug all his properly of whatsoever
kind, ami record it on hh; tax return
with the valuation he places oh same.
Which i; to be afterwards equalized
by |.hc township and county board of
equalization. Ry this means the val
ue of sill Die visible property, as well
as all stocks, notes, bonds ami money,
can be arrived m. and much person
el property which now escapes assess
ment would be brought to light. More
enre should bo used by the county
auditors in receiving the returns of
the taxpayers. The oath should be
administered and the party fully inter
rogated as to his or her property and
the property under his or her control
with the valuation thereof. When
tills In done puhllcy tho neighbors who
may ho present will know whether tho
valuation is correct, ami the 'tax dod
ger' will be required to answer cor
rectly or take the consequences."
"In obed i e to the last act of this
general a ? ihbly, an election was held
Oil tie- lb ?( Tuesday in Aumist last.
(Continued on Rage- Bight.)