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Graded School Reopens af
ter Long Holiday.
CROSS HILL MAIN
WINS IN ORATORY
Effort of n Few to Establish a Library
Have been Rewarded and a Few
Rooks have been Gathered Together
? and Placed In a Room over Huiley
Clinton, Jan. 17.? The exercises!
of the graded school were1 resinned
Monday after exactly a month of hol
The long vacation was due to the!
work done on the building, and the
teachers and pupils found themselves
In a new and strange place Monday.
A wing containing an auditorium and
several elass-rooms has been added
and a modern up-to-date heating and
ventilating plant installed.
Monday evening at the Presbyterian
college a preliminary oratorical con
, test was held for the purpose of select
ing a representative In the Inter-col.
legiate oratorical contest. The con
testants are selected by the Eukos
mian and Philomathlan literary soci
eties from the Junior and Senior class
es. From the six sei selected the fac
ulty select one.
Monday night's contest was very
creditable te) all the participants. The
Eukosinian society's speakers with
subjects were: 11. W. Baker, "America
the Magnet of Nations"; W. S. Few ell,
"Modern Plutocracy"; E. a. Fuller,
"World Peace." The Philomathlan
society was represented by T. C.
Brown, "World Federation;" C. I).
Fulton, "Our Waterways;" T. W.
Simpson. "Man Released." The facul
ty'i- decision fell on Ellis A. Fuller, a
Cross Hill man, and one of the most
.ill round popular men In college.
A delegation of Mr. Fuller's friends
from Cross Hill attended the contest.
The college orchestra furnished ex
cellent music in the intervals.
The ninny friends of Mrs. George H.
Ellis were saddened and shocked by
the news of her eleath, which occurred
In an Atlanta hospital last week. Al
though Mrs. El Iis had been unwell for
some time, her Imedlate death was
the result of heart failure.
The effort to establish a library in
Clinton seems at least to have proven
successful. A mom has been rented
over Bailey Brothers' store and a verj
attractive lot of books donated. Com
mittees have been authorized to |)lll
the room in readiness and to order
hooks. At a meeting held last Friday
evening Dr. W. S. Bean was elected
librarian, supervision being all that
is expect eel of him. The actual work
of managing the library will be don ?
by volunteers from among the Indies.
The association has eighty members
and it is hoped this will be trehhled
Last Friday night Mr. A. E. Spen
cer's barn was burned. The alarm
called mil the volunteer Hremen and
a throng Of Citizens. The le>ss wits
about $"?<?" or $400, not covered by
the insurance' e>f $200.
Several chailgOS have been made
in business arrangements since the
first of the year. Two new firms,
h dealers In ,'urnlture, have opened up,
Taylor and Taylor, and Galloway and
Godfrey. The Clinton Carriage and
Ca rage company has moved inte> Wfif
?d's building on Main street. The
express company has umve^MK? to its
new building on Phinney ivr' .ie.
Mr. Claytcn Hailey's no" home e>n
Musgrovo Btreef is one of the hand
somest in town,
Bailey Brothers are adding to their
store a balcony to shut off the heat
Materials are being put down for
a new cottage at the Thenn w ell Or
phanage, to be occupied by the Rev.
I. B. Branch, assistant to the president
Among the guests at the Andcrson
Philson wedding last week wore: Mrs.
Ada Anderson of Reldville, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Ray Anderson e>f Laurons.
Mr. and Mrs. Hen Anderson Of Reld
ville. Mr. and Mrs. John Langton ol
Darlington. Mrs. Gllroath of Green
ville, Mrs. Cllnkscalea e>r Anderson.
Mrs. IjouIs Anderson and Miss Mary
Andersoii of Laurens, Mrs. Marshall
Anderson e>f Relvllle.
A popular gu-st in lown last, week
was Miss Ilia Little e>f Laurens in
whose honor Miss Orrah Bess Little
Motto of Live Stock Asso
W. D. Byrd, of tills County, Is the:
President of the Association mid
Will Make the Opening Address
A Real Campaign for (he Increased
Itaising of Stuck Mill he Instituted.
"More and bettei live stock will be j
the slogan ?Jf the annual meeting of |
the South Carolina Live Stock asso- !
elation which is to be held in Colum
bia on February 1, 2 and ::. The pro
gramme which has been prepared in
cludes luldrOKSeB by well l<no\vn men
The following Urogramme has been
First Dny, Februar* I. Wednesday.
10:30 a. in. -President's Animal Ad
dress, by W. i>. Byrd, of Laurens, s. C.
11:00 a. in.?"Feeding Steers, or
Cotton Parin," by Prof. A. Smith.
Discussion and reports of vice pres
Horses and Mulos," B. II. Boykin;
"Beef Cattle." (). M. Watson; "Sheep
and Coats." T. .1. Klnni'd; "Swine." B.
:; 30 p. in.? Demonstration on the
Taylor plantation of methods of steer
I feeding and judging of beef and dairy
7:"0 ]). m.?"Present Condition of
the Tick Eradication Question in
South Carolina." by Dr. E. M. N'igh
bert. United States department of
Tt.rHi p. m ? 'Ct ?.: Culture" Ollur,
trated with Intern slides), by Prof.
I) N Harrow. Clcmson college.
f 30?a. n . - 'Relation of Animal
Manures to Soil Fertility," by Prof.
W. It Perkins, director agricultural
department, Clemson college.
11 ? "0 :\ m. -"Advantages of the
Show Hin? ami How to Pit for the
Show King." by Prof .1. C. McNutt.
North Carolina Agricultural college.
\ , :'.-O0 p. in.?Business Session; elec
: tion of o?lcors; reports of committees;
reports of rlco presidents,
"Poultry," Theo. E. P. Holtzhoiise;
? "Stntisth s," E. .1. Watson,
i 7.110 p. in.??"Raising Poultry on tin
FiM'in." (Illiistr.ilott '.\hh Intern
rslides), by Mr. Sloe tun, I'nitr-d States
doparimenl of ngriciilture.
! ? '.u i>. in,?"Tuberculosis," by Dr.
E. Ihiimii. South Carolin? 'xporlniont
10:30 a. in.?"Delivery of Prizes in
11:00 a. m.?"Belter Cutter on the
j Parm." by judge of contest.
12:00 in. - Address by B, H. Pawl,
chief of dairy division
ft:DO p. 111.? "flow ! .ia :e My Cows
Pay," by B Harris .lr., Pendleton.
Repot t of vice pn sidonls.
"Dairy Cattle," T !' Henderson;
"Manufacturers", 0 11 Cnrponler.
('II WCF.S MANAGEMENT.
TIlP < ilj Opera House I.eased b) II.
II. Omni of Spartanburi; who Will
Operate Picture Show.
Mr. II. II. (Irani of Spni'lUllhlirg ar
rived in the City Monday to take
charge of the City Opera House, which
he has leased lor the rest of the sea
son. He will have Charge Of the re
maining numbers of the city lyceum
and will also operate a moving pic
ture show. For the picture show he
has just received a new and very ex
pensive outfit. The first of these shows
will be today and will continue from
now on in the afternoons from 2:16
to 5:30, in the evenings from G:30 to
10:30 and on Saturday from ten in
(lie ntomlng to eleven at night. He
will no doubt be successful with the
! opera house and with the moving pic
entertained the .Inior Hook club on
Little Miss Kmmie Voting entertain
ed a number of little fri'Mids last
The Elizabeth Fleming Missionary
society gave a silver tea at the resi
dence of Mrs. W. P., Ow -us Monday
The Cecil tail music club met with
Mrs. W. Bailey Owens on Monday
TO START WORK
ON GLASS FACTORY
Call Made for First Payment
of Subsribed Stock,
PRICE OF GLASS
In tin Interview with Mr. X. B. Biul
lie Che* a Glowing Picture of the
Prospects in View at the Glass Fac
tory, Work on Which Will Begin
In the course of a little talk on the
subject of the new glass ractory, with
Mr. X. B. Dial, recently. Mr. Dial took
occasion to state that the company had
recently purchased ;ind paid for the
quarry from which the material is to
he obtained ami that an engineer, who
had niad:? a thorough investigation of
the property, had reported that there
was enough mini rnl,
Mr. Dial also stated that he was ne
gotiating with the c. & W. C. ollicinls
relative to pluclna a spur track from
Barksdalo to the mines. A definite
answer is expected within the next
few days, there being little doubt but
'that the railroad will gladly take ad
vantage of the opportunity placed be
' fore them.
Mr Dial went on to state that 20 per
i cent of the subscribed capital stock
i had been called for and this was be
ing payed up monthly. Phis entire
* first payment is expected to be paid
I up now in two or three days and just
as soon as it is. the corporators will
apply to the Secretary of State for a
charter. In passing. Mr. Dial signi
fied his desire that all the subscribers
to the stock should meet the call for
this first payment at once, so that the
charter culd be immediately applied
Although no material has been
placed on the ground as yet. Mr Dial
Stated that he was receiving proposi
tions relative to the election of the
necessary buildings for the plant and
that he hoped now to close a trade
very shortly. Asked about the time
for the begining of actual manufac
ture, he said, that if the weather per
mitted the contractors to do rapid
work, that he hoped to see the plant
in operation some time during the
month of April.
Mr. Dial was very optimistic over
the outlook for the factory and stat
ed that he hoped thai this would he
the firs! oi number of such enter
: prises to be started here. This one
alone will employ between thirty and
forty skilled laborers, most of whom
are high priced men. adding over a
hundred to the population of the city.
By getting this one enterprise started
on the road to success, it will only
serve as a vanguard to numerous oth
ers. As the material at hand for this
factory is so plentiful ami cheap, there
sei ins to be no reason, said Mr. Dial,
why this one should not itself develop
into even a large;- industry. There can
be no doubt ns to the demand for the
goods, (here being only two or three
other suc'i plants in the South, even
the mineral springs, drug stores und
others within our own State and coun
ty WliO USe bottles t() ,M IllOl'O Ol los*"
extent, have to semi to Indiana, Ohio.
Virginia or some other Northern or
western state for them. "The factories
oven now are behind with orders." said
Mr, Dial "I am Informed that they have
sold their entire output until after
.Inly next and the price Of glass is
rising daily. The last quotations
showed that the price oi the grade of
stock to be manufactured by the Lau
rens Glass Works has jumped from
40 per Cent, to ."?'? per cent, since the
inauguration of this movement to
build the factory hero."
As the writ< i was leaving the room.
Mr. Dial called out lo say that it
might not he ginl - to suggest to those
subscribers to the capital stock of the
factory, who have not yet made their
first payment. t?? make this payment
at once as it was the desire of the
corporators to begin work Without
having any Interest to pay or over
hanging Indebtedness to impede pro
Kkom W. 0. W. (M'liocrs,
Ui publishing the .ist of olllcer.
rccently elected by RkOm Camp, w.
I O. W the name of .1. Marvin Moore.
'as consul commander, was accldontly
omitted, ami .1. W, ''Mnhaffoy" as on"
of the new managers should have been
I w Godfrey.
A WEEKS DOING
IN THE LEGISLATURE
Colcman L. Bleasc Yester
TO BE DONE
With old Issues Stidetracked at Co
lumbia, It Seems that Tills Legisla
ture Will He in a Position to Do J
Better Work than Any Body Jhat
has Preceded It.
Special to the Advertiser:
Columbia, s. C, January 17.?Cole
innn Livingston Blesse was today In
auguarted as the governor of South
Carolina to succeed Martin V. \nsel.
ci>a:l<s \ Smitli was Inaugurated
as lieutenant governor to succeed
Thos i\. Mcl.eod. The ceremonies
wore conducted in the hall of the
house of representatives, before a
I Jolnl assembly as prescribed by :h<'
Constitution Of the State. The oath
of office was administered by. Mi'^is
trate Dunbnr of Diinbiirton in Barn
well COUIIty. The other Slate ollicials
during the day Hied their oaths of of
fice with notary publics. The cere
monies which were held tit noon w re
attended by a large number, ihe hull
of the house being packed.
The inauguration hemp; over. tb"
general assembly will nov gel down
t,< wnrk The nidv other rest day dill",
inn the week will be Thursday when
the members of both houses will
journey over to Winthrop college for
an inspection of the States school.
Oov. Ansel today retired as a State
Official and will tomorrow leave Co
lumbia as a private citizen. Ho will
go to bis home in Greenville and af
ter setting bis home and law offices
in older will take a vacation of sev
eral weeks in Florida. This will he
his first vacation in 30 years.
There wf.K mm h speculation today
as to what Mr. Please would say in
his Inaugural address The address
was received with Interest, lie out
lined bis polio tot Ids administra
tion. Il< v is not a well man when
inaugurated Ho came to Columbia
from bis home in Xowborry 'ast night
a -del: man He will be located at a
' local hotel for a few days until he
can remove to the governor's mansion.
He has mid that he will do ?nu< h ? n
lertalning during his administration.
It nii;;!)t be said that the leu-isla
lure has done practicall) nothing
since organization one week ago today.
'Hiore ha " bee i many ' ills Introduced
i and they are sensible ones too. This
legislature has a lire opportunity to
distinguish Itself as there never were
, more measures of State-wide Interest
The tlrsl week of the general as
sembly inlghl bo called Organization
week. Thos, (1. McLeod has been pre
siding in ib.-senate. Senator Mnuldln
of OroelivMlc was elected president
pro lein. Mendel I.. Smith, former
; speaker, able attorney and a legk
, Intor with a lone, record was elected
speaker of the house
The bills that have neen introduced
; in the senate and house cover many
questions. A measure has been in
troduced to eliminate all children un
der 11? years of ape from liie mills of
the State. The bill to increase tb,
salaries of all Stale officials has re
ceived a blow, h nin> u"i through
later in the session. It i^ expected
Unit a general drainage measure will
bo introduced during (he present
which w.l.l enable the drainage scheme
in be carried oill 111 the coast <-<tun
tiis of the State. The Stale hospital
j for the insane commission has made
report for the year's work. The report
shows that approximately $00,000 has
been spent in iho purchase of now
land Ollt? ol he big el 'ctlons to come
soon Is that for Hie fifth associate
justiceship. A measure has been In.
troduced to ratify the election car
ried on t'ne constitutional amendment
for another associate Justice and also
a measure ordering ihe election, There
?are lour candidate for the position:
It W. Monimliiger, Charleston; Thos.
Krasor Slimtor, vV ? (Irilber, Waller
boi'O and M I.. Ilonham. Anderson. All
are strOhg men and their friends are
Waging aggressive campaigns for their
A measure has been Introduced (h
the hou.-.' for ih" Ton'eliH land system
of registration, The senate has a bill
(Continued on page nine.)
CITY HIGH SCHOOLS
ARE BEING SLIGHTED
So Says Supt. Hand in Re
LAU REINS SCHOOL
WILL SOON SUFFER;
Sunt. Hund in His Report [ ru.es thai
the Cities h?' Allowed Participation
in Hie W0,000 Appropriation Made
lor the High Schools of (lie Slate.
At the request of Supt. B. L Jones,
of the city schools, we publish he
low an ex trad of the report of W, H.
Hand. State High School Inspector.
Mr. .tones makes an urgent request
that the whole extract he read with
care hy those of the city who are in
terested in the educational welfare of
(he city. The following i the > drool
from the report:
The Stale Vpproprlittion.
"it has been exceedingly dilllcult
to get (he people to ll|)|M'CCiatO the
purpose of the high s< hool appropria
tion. From (he lirst the notion look
possession of the people in large, and
Of a tew members of tho general as
sembly, thai it was lo be used to pen
sion needy schools a "pork barrel"
to he divided out among, the hungry.
Trustees ami other ollichlls ask for
Stale aid solely on (ha ground thai
their schools are in need ol money,
though they have no high school pu
pils and no reason to hope lo main
tain a high school. Districts with not
more than a half dozen pupils above
the seventh grade hold high school
elections, and semi applications for
[State aid. It would be eminently wise
I and safe to accept no high school un
til it had run one year on its own re
sources alter measuring up to the
State's requirements. This would give
some evidence of the good faith of I he
people and the possibility of main
taining a high school. A high school
should never be established, unless
I there is good reason to believe that
it will he a permanent affair,
i "Some have clamored for Stale aid
to be given to schools with only ten
high school pupils. To do so would
he a waste of the people's UlOUCy,
and a check to building good high
schools. On tb<- present basis of ap
propriation to n I"- pupil school, the
Stale is giving $20,00 per pupil. Tie
Stale can no) afford lo do more li
I would he cheaper lo the Slate (o
send the high school pupil.-; lo a board
ing school than to give Stale support
to 10-pUpll schools.
"In our short-sightedness we have
made a blunder in taxing larger ag
gregations of wealth and population
for the sole benelll of smaller aggre
gations. There is absolutely no econ
only, Justice, statesmanship, or patrl
otism in the present high school law
in discriminating against (he larger
(owns If we are to develop a \
leni of high schools thai will he of
the highest value and service lo all
the people, we must rise above ih ? ; ??!
Ilshness of the ple-hnntor. 1'iider (he
present law eighteen pine In which
high schools of the besl lype could
he maintained, an- debarred from par
licipaiing in the privileges ol life high
school law. on account of population
To show the Injustice and the unwis
dom of this selfish restriction, I stib
mil the following table, which how
the amount of money collected in each
from the S-mlll consiiltnloual school
tUX, tin- pan thai each town gets
hack for Iis own schools, and the pan
lhai goes Io tho schools of (he rospec
live counties for ihc support ol schools
outside these town-.'
Here follows a voluminous (able
showing what eighteen towns in South
Carolina contribute towards the '.i.mill
tax and what per cent is actually used
by them. Of $202.000 contributed by
(hem, $80,000 goes towards the sup
port of schools outside their districts.
On account of (he lack of space, the
(aide is not printed.
"These towns are contributing to
the schools outside their own districts
$80,017,81,01' II per cent ol the loial
revenue from the ll-inill school lax
collected upon thei." taxable property.
then support their own schools by a
local levy yet they are d< barred by
law from using one dollar of the $00,
000.00 high School appropriation. In
other words. $07.002,!i70,00 W?rth oi
property is taxed to support (lie high
schools of (bo stair, bui no( oh dol
I Continued on p.u.ighl.j
COLE L. BLEASE
Tirade Against Newspapers
TO THE DIETY
IVelinir Too III to Make his Address
Personally, Governor lllease lias
His Speech Head h> the Clerk of
Tile Senate Disorderly Crowd In
(he Lobbies and (>'alaries.
Columbia, Jan. II Declaring that
"independence of thought, freedom of
action, an abiding trust in and de
voted love of Clod won for me the
greatest political victory bat has -ci
been recorded in the history of South
Carolina," Govern :i ?Coli man lbbig
ston Dlenso, of N< wherry, ibis after
noon delivered the most notable Inau
^ lira I address that has ever boon If. id
in the state. Nearly one-hull' ol his
address was taken uo !n deiium In
lion of Hie South Carolina press, Iho
other part being devoted to a discus
slon of issues, all of which he dim ti
od in the campaign last summer.
Mtncks llallj Press.
in bis Introductory Covernor Ulcus?
said: "Aligned against me wore u
united daily press and an almost solid
weekly and soinl-wookly presi. pour
!nv forth all kinds of falsehoods, vltu.
Iteration and abuse, and receiving (ho
assistance ol a number ol men who
c idled ihe<nselvns ministers of the ??<
pel Cod save the murk v. bo stood
bebind their pupil- and gave v< nt In
envy and malice and slanders of the
most virile and malicious nature
all of these, combined with others,
making a set of political character,
thieves, the meanest and most con
temptible peno'.c ? n< .n lo inan.'
Governor Mease singled on; the Co
j lumbia State from among the ottiet*
papers for his choicest uplthets al
Ihough he did not fall lo pay hi'- rc
soects to the Dally It coord, Chai'lei
ion News and Courier and all other
papers who opposed bi> election as
governor. Over two and one ball col
uni'is of his six and one-half columns
of address tire devoted to the iiowh
I papers, lie ? 111? >t. ? 1 ir< d> from a hum
' per of them and Includ. ?! all hi his
genei til denuncial ion
Alter concluding hi discussion of
i ihe newspapers and i in; up iii;< rec
ommendations to Ilm general ;t eni
dy, South Carolin, im v governor
elo.-.ed h|s addiei an :<j.Vtroj h<
tu t in- I lolly, to W hot e : (ii nine ho
ascribed in large nr-rV. IP . ? mark
. aid ? victory at i he polls.
In his addrest- Mr I! ;> u m'ercl}
repeated parts of h. (dattoriii as an
nouiiced al the beginn inf. ol the cam
paian last summer, lib principal re
comic 'idai !'ms :u ?
Honed iKlmlnistration of all laws
and enforcement ol all h \. -
Obedience li the c-oi Ii:u;i o| ihe
-?i I alive, .luiiic
rlDK'tiU ol !'ii
TrJfl by 1'iir.v
- ? ii i.i criin?!
I lenuial <ccs$lpu* ol *ie ic-isiamre.
I .Ibcra l a ppropt iai Ion for < >i fedi
ate \ si er ms and '???.;< inst it ui ion of
i. ;. ruhig, Inn I hink tie lee i tint are lia
boon ion ex I ravagaiit in its a|iproptia
tions to educatlomil :nsi.tinions
Opi?" ' ? the use of w hit' ;.' i's
taxes lo educate n< rt<???.
Hecoumieuds marriage i< use law
or registration ol marriages
I'avors having mi I eiig< pulled on
trains, as the present "system <?? ticket
collect ion is abominahh ."
lie calls attention to (In cooalnw
e\ii. would prohibit the tale of cigar
ettes, would prohibit boyi under six
teen years from smokini them, would
outlaw toy nuns and pistol; and pro.
Ill bit boys undo, sixteen yonrs hav
ing guns in their posst slon "; own
Keeotumeml thai oacl judicial i I
citii be allowed u ?piescntatIvo Oil
the board of regents ol Dm; H i !c Hos
pital for tha Insane.