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ACT TO PROVIDE FOR
Full Text of tb? Special Bill Creating
Position of .New Count}
Mention wan made last week of the
appointment of Messrs A. It. Sullivan
and S. W. Lowe as rural policemen
for Laurens county. Ilelow Is given
the full text of the Act. under the
provisions of which these special olll
cora were named and will op; rate;
Section I. He It enacted by the gener
al assembly of the state of South Car
olina. That Immediately after the ap
proval of this act. the governor upon
the recommendation of the members
of the general assembly for the coun
ty of 1.aureus, shall appoint, from the
registered electors of said county two
able-bodied men of good habits and
known as men who are not addicted
to the use of alcoholic liquors, and
shall commission them as county po
licemen for the term of two yours, sub
ject always to removal by the governor
Sec. 2. That the county board ol com
missioners of Laurens county shall fix
the salaries of said policemen which
shall be seventy-live dollars per month,
payable by the county treasurer upon
the warrant of the county supervisor
out of the ordinary county funds and
shall be furnished each with two uni
forms per year to he prescribed and
approved by the county hoard of com
missioners, provided, however that
said policemen shall provide them
selves with policomens' billets and
such tire arms as may be prescribed
by tho said county hoard of com
missioners and with horses for regu
lar use In riding over the county and
performing duty a.-- mounted police,
men and shall bear all the expenses In
cident to their service.
Sec. 'A, That it shall be the duty of
said policemen under the general con
trol and direction of the sheriff of the
county of Laurens, to patrol and police
the county especially In the rural dis
tricts and to prevent or detect and
prosecute for violations of the crimi
nal law of every kind making arrests
upon their own Initiative as well as
upon complaint or information and to
report all their acts and all known or
suspected violations of the criminal
law to the sheriff of the county once
a week or offener If required, and they
shall appear before the court of gen
eral sessions on tho first day of each
term thereof and report to the solici
tor the conditions with reference to
lawlessness In the county and during
the term of the court to be subject to
the direction of the solicitor.
Sec. 4. The said policeman shall pa
trol the entire county at least twice a
week by sections assigned to each by
the sheriff, remaining on duty at night
when occasion or circumstances sug
gest tho propriety thereof to prevent
or detect crime or to make an arrest
aud they shall always be on duty for
not loss than ten hours a day except
when granted occasional indulgences
or leaves of absence by the sheriff. They
shall frequent railroad depots, stores
and other public places where people
congregate or disorder is probable or
vagrants may be loafing oralcohollc li
quors may be sold, bartered < r given
away, and they shall as often as prac
ticable ride by bouses that are off the
public highways and in lonely parts of
the county, especially such as are with
out male protectors aud shall use ev
ery means to prevent or detect, arrest
and prosecute for breashes of the
peace, drunkenness, using obscene or
profane language, boisterous conduct
or discharging of firearms on the pub
lic highways, or at any public place
or gathering, carrying weapons con
trary to law, gambling, vagrancy, set
ting out fire, violation of the game and
fish laws, cruelty to animals or child
ren, violation of the child labor laws,
lynching and for the violation of any
and every law which Is detrimental
to the pence, good order and good mor
als of the community.
Sec. 6. That said policemen shall
have authority for any suspected fresh,
ly committed crime whether upon view
or upon prompt Information or com
plaint to arrest without warrant and In
pursuit of the criminal or suspected
criminal to enter houses or break
ihereln whether in their own county
or In an adjoining county, and they
shall have the right and authority to
summon the posse comltntus to assist
In enforcing the laws, and nny Citizen
who shall fall to respond and render
assistance when so summoned shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon
conviction shall be punished by im
prisonment for thirty days or by a
fine of not less than thirty dollars nor
more than one hundred dollars. Pro
vided whero an arrest !.; made without
warrant the person so arrested shall
be forthwith carried before tho nearest
magistrate and a warrant of arrest
procured and disposed of us the magis
trate shall direct.
Sec. 6. That each of said policemen
shall before entering upon the dis
charge of his duty enter Into bond In
the sum of one thousand dollars with
sufficient surety to be approved by the
county board of commissioners of the
county of Laurens conditioned for the
faithful performance of his duties umi
for auch damages as may be sustained
by reason of his malfeasance In ofllce.
or abuse of bis discretion and shall in
addition t<? tho oath of olllce now pro
Kcrlbcd i>y section 20 of nrtlclo III of
the constitution and by aectlon 582 vol
ume I. code of laws l'J02 take and sub
scribe the following uath or atlliina
llon, to wit. "I furthor solemnly swear
tor ullinil) thai during my term of
olllce uii county policeman I will study
the Act creating my olllco and pro
scribing my duties and will bo alert
and vigilant to enforce the criminal
laws of the stale and to detect and
bring to punishment ovory violation
of the same and will conduct tnysoll
at all times with due consideration to
all persons and will not be ililluuiiccd
in any matter on account of personal
bias or prejudice, so help lue (Jod."
The said bond ami oaths shall he tiled
and kepi with the clerk of court for
Sec. 7. That alter the appointment
and (|iiulIdeation of the two policemen
provide:! I::;- i:: :!.!: Ac! the prOHCn*
dispensary constables appointed by
the governor, under an Act known as
the Carey-llothrail Act shall be dis
continued in so fill as Lumens county
Sec. S. All Acts or parts of Acts in
consistent with the provisions of this
Act are hereby repealed.
Approved the I Nth day of February,
A. I).. IlltO.
Hen Good News Spreads.
"I am To years old and travel most
of the lime." writes U. F, Tolson, of
101 i/abet blown. Ky.( "livery where I
go I recommend Kleclrlc (tutors, be
cause I owe my excellent health and
vitality to them. They effect a ctjiu
every time.-' They never tall to tone
the stomach, regulate the kidneys und
bowels, stimulate the liver, invigorate
the nerves and purify the blood. They
work wonders for weak, run-down
men and women, restoring strength.
Vigor and health that's a daily joy.
Try l hem. Only ?. Satisfaction Is
positively guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co.. and Palmetto Drug Co.
I am still prepared to do all kinds
of WATCH, CLOCK and JKWFJLRY
Repairing at Moderate Prices, anil
Guarantee all inj Work.
A Full Line of
WATCHES, CHAINS, BRACELETS,
RINtiS, NECK-CHAINS, L04 KETS,
The Reliable Jeweler.
Next to Hotel, Lumens, S. C.
Now is the time to buy the
balance of the
Coal You need
I Grocery Co.
is the place to buy your
I as cheap as they can be bought,
We have on hand
80 Bbls. of Flour!
He- sure and see us before yotl buy
We have just received one
j car of Corn that we can sell
at 92 l-2c
Meal, unbolted, and water
ground, at 90c
Salt at 55c
Peas at $2.50
We have also one car of Meyers
Molasses which we sell cheap.
Come to see us before you buy
1,000,000 New lurms.
Nearly one million new farms have
been created in the United States dur
, lug the past ton years, says the Amer
ican Agriculturist, in an exhaustive
census investigation of farm inter
ests throughout the United States.
Ill (he last ten years the total num
ber or farms has increased IS per
cent. In the older slates, from Ohio
eastward there has been going on
for twenty years a tendency toward
the amalgamation of farms distant
from market into larger holdings.
There are now almost three times
as many farms as in 1ST0 ami an un
precedented Increase in the value of
farm lauds ami live stock is tin* oven
more momentous fact revealed by this
inquiry. The hind in farms witli
their buildings, improvements ami
live stock is today almost $30,000,
000,000, a gain of II per cent, in ten
Prosen! values arc two and one
half times the farm values of thirty
yearn ago. In the north centra! states,
the Increase in the value of farms
is III pei- cent; in the south central
states, "?8 per cent; in the south At
lantic, 31 per cent, ami in the north
Atlantic 13 per cent.
Some Dien always think they are
too old to set out fruit trees. "I nev
er will live to eat the fruit." they
say. Hut will men cease to live af
ter we are gone? Think of the men
who collie tomorrow. Plant a tree
for Ihetn, Hurry your selfishness
deep in the l?de you dig. And al
ways make up your mind that you
will live to eat the fruit of those
trees yourself. Nothing like grit to
keep a man going.
Any rough hilly land on the farm
may he set out to trees of some kind.
I'm i timber is getting so scarce that
chestnut of locust trees come won
derfully handy for farm use when
large enough for fencing. They grow
i|Ulto fast and are as durable as any
timber we have for this purpose.
I'lant. Do it now. The Furrow.
Fully nine out of every ten cases of
rheumatism is simply rheumatism of
the muscles due to cold or damp, or
chronic rheumatism, neither of which
require any internal treatment. All
that is needed to afford relief is the
free application of Chamberlain's Lini
ment. Ctive it a trial. You are cer
tain to be pleased with the quick re
lief which it affords. Sold by Laurens
mount's "True Blue"
for Two! x
Greatest labor-saving invention
since the cotton gin.
Saves half the ex-'
pense of planting
and cultivating by
oing the work in
the time. Strong
enough for breaking. Light
enough for cultivating. Every plow guaranteed.
Plant and Cultivate Cotton or Corn at
a Saving of HALF in Time?Men?Mules
No soil too stiff, no sod too tough, no growth of grass too rank for this
"True Blue" wonder. Over 50,000 in use in Mississippi alone. Sold and M
?ised throughout the South for over forty years.
ConiA |n and See These Great Plows I
?#J. H. SULLIVAN, Laurens, S. C.
Beautiful Building Lots to be Sold
Saturday, APRIL 2d., 1910.
This property is situated right in the heart of the most desirable colored
community?New Church and several nice homes just completed within stone's
throw of this property to be sold. By small payments of $5.00 down and
$2.00 twice a month any colored family can soon own a lot, and any Building and
Loan Company will gladly loan them money to build a home.
OWN A HOME
This is the first opportunity the colored People of Laurcns have had to
buy Real Estate on such easy terms. Come to the Sale and buy a lot at your
own price. Every lot to be sold.
4 $25.00 in Cash to be Given Away!
>1 Don't fail to come Saturday, April 2d., 1910, to this Sale and buy you a
1 lot on easy terms.
>1 Plats can be seen at my office, or on Square the day of sale where large
plat can be seen.
QEO. W. SHELL ti
|j DIAL-GRAY BLOCK LAURENS, S. C. ^