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VOLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, ion. NUMBER 2*
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A WEEKS DOINGS
Both Houses Rocking Along
At a Steady Gate.
CREATED A STIS*
The "Firing" of All the Notaries Pub
11c ami Dispensary Constables by
Governor Hlcaso lias Created Quite
a Little Slir Among the Law Makers.
Marriage License Hill Progressing.
(By J. 11. McClhee.)
Columbia, Sc G., Jan. 22. (Special)?
This week in the general assem
bly has not been nltogether an unin
teresting WOOk. Both houses SGCUi
to have tho work lever, and matters
are being pushed with no little pre
cedent breaking speed. An added in
terest in tho work was the proclama
tion of Governor Bleaso?first of his
administration?rovoklng ;:ie commis
sions of all notaries public In this
Btate, a proclamation Btmilar t<> tho
one Gov. Tlllman sent to the genera)
assembly when he first became gov
ernor. It oreated no little stir, and
upon the visitation of many members
of both houses to the governor's of
fice the time limit was extended to
February 10, instead of summarily
January 21st., as contained in the first
niessage. It is argued that there are
?many notaries in this state who do
?ot exercise the position of that of
fice, that there are too many who
abuse it, that, it Rives too much power
to individuals -who are not competent
to exercise the duties of this office
and that there should be some "weed
Ing.out" process in this office anywny.
On *the other hand, there are those who
do not agree with the "governor on ac
count of the fact that he is causing
some to suffer for the misuse of the
powers of others. Governor TTlease
recommended that some bill be Intro
duced limiting the powers of notaries,
? and this bill has bcon introduced in
' the House by Representative Mowor,
of Nowberry, the bill making the term
of ofllce of a notary nve years after
he shall receive his commission. The
application must be endorsed properly.
Another act Gov. Bleaso has created
some little stir Is the one abolishing
tho state and county constables.
Hon. ('has. A. Smith, lieutenant rov
ernor, who. of course, is president of
the Senate, has taken charge of his
duties with a surprising alacrity, sur
prising to some on account of the fact
that Mr. Smith's duties are all new
to him in that ho has never been a
member of the Senate and the rules
of that body are different from thos-'
of the House. The business of the
Senate under his direction Is con
ducted with dispatch and accuracy.
The past two weeks of the session
has demonstrated the fact that this
assembly means to get down to work.
Committees have been working on
time and the real administrative work
will stnrt next Monday. In the senate
tho marriage license bill has been
passed with amendments and sent to
the House, where it in all likelihood
will go through as it stands. It nec
essitates licenses before marriage of
tbree days, but marriages otherwise
iMtPed. The senate also has
under consideration the eve:- annual
/ ' '"lenhonn bills, and In
che mooting of the committee on rail
roads tho ofh'er day there were pres
ent many prominent ofliclals of tho
railroads and telephone companies
among whom may be mentioned S.
IF. HnrdWlck, Of the Southern. R. B.
Pegram, of the Southern. Judge Pal.
mor, of the Southern Hell Telephone
company, together with P. A. WilCOX,
of Florence, F. It. Grler. of Greenwood
attorneys for the Coast Line. A. W,
Anderson, of the C. & W. C. and oihoro
They were here on tho mileage rate
bill of Senator Carlisle, some upon
(ho telephone bill of Senator Sullivan.
The former wishes to abolish the prac
tice of compelling passengers to ex
change mileage for tickets, whereas
tho latter wishes to compel telephone
companies to furnish the long dis
tance lines when the local lines are
in uso where the two lines extend to
;i (own or city. No report has been
made upon them, but it is likely that
both will be reported unfavorably.
In the House, the Rembert bill to
increase the salaries of all state ofll
jriaN died aborning that is., it will
xiot. applj W> the administration which
was sworn in on the 17th. Josh Ashe
Enterprise Bank and Home Trust Co.
Stockholders ltecolvc Excellent Rc?
ports from Officers* Work on Ulnss
Factor} Being Pushed.
The annual meeting of the stock
hoi'ors of various enterprises i:i and
' around Laurens show that the year
1 1910 was a banner year for the city.
I The statement of dividends published
i some time ago in The Advertise!
shewed that all of the. Laurens con
cerns are in a flourishing condition,
i in addition to the statements already
published reports from the Home
'. Trust company und the Enterprise
Bank and also the latest enterprise
in Laurens, the glass factory, give
additional proof that 1910 was a good
year and that 1911 will be even bct
? The stockholders of the Enterprise
Dank held their annual meeting Wist
1 week and the report of the officers as
; to the condition of the bank was high
' ly encouraging. At this meeting ;t was
decided to transfer $5,000.00 from the
I undivided profits to the surplus, thus
: making a total of $20,000.00 us the
j bank's surplus. The report was in
every way satisfactory and the stock
! holders elected the same directors for
? the ensuing year.
The Home Trust fW>.
The Home Trust Co. also held its
j annual meeting of stockholders last
week. At this meeting it was an
nounced that aseml-annual dividend
of a per cent would be declared and
mp.de payable on February 1st A
resolution.was also passed instructing
the dh'ectoi8 to sell the remaln'ng
$LT)000 00 of capital stock, which will
make the total capital of this concern
$rO A00.00. This stock will be placed
on tho market at once and bids for
It wi'l be received up until February
1st. The general report of the of
ficers showed that a remarkable pro
gress had been made and that every
thing was in good shape. The fact
that it Is only six months old and al
ready declaring a ten per cent divi
dend Is sufficient proof that the oom
pany is In Hue condition. The same
directors were reelected for 1911.'
The Glass Works.
The new enterprise the Eaurens
Class Works, is rapidly getting Into
sheoo The nro-iiden' of the com
pany, Mr. N. B, Dial has just returned
from Chattanooga, where ho went to
make an Inspection of a class factory
' there He says that he is highly en.
j thii8ed over the prospects cd" the en
terprise and fully believes that U will
be a great success. They expect to
begin actual work on the plant within
the next few days. .Mr. C. I.. Kin-; of
I Spartanburg has been selected as the
'superintendent of the crushing depart
Wife and Daughter Killed.
K. L. Scott, ti traveling salesman
of Hebron, North Dakota, while a
guest at Cray's hotel Monday, receiv
ed a dispatch from bis home town
stating that his wife and daughter
had been killed in tin automobile ac
cident. Mr. Scott left at once for
the home into which had suddenly
come a double portion of sorrow.
ly. of Anderson, did not lei tho bill
be debated upon the floor of the house,
but forced it to a oommitteo report.
The bill will come up this session later,
and will likely bo passed. It provides
for the governor's salary to be four
thousand dollars Instead of three,
which is taken by some to be very
small compensation, n\ that congress
men receive nearly twice as much for
one half as much work. The bill will
likely be amended to live thousand dol
lars. Other salaries are increased to
twenty-five hundred instead of nine
teen hundred. The appropriation bill
has not come up yet, but the colleges
and schools will receive liberal sup
port, as this assembly is taken io be
one very liberal In places where lib
erality Is necessary. Local bills have
characterized the work of the House
with few exceptions.
Wednesday, the 25th is the day set
for the elections and some little pull
in/!; here and there by friends of the
Various candidates is tho vogue. A
circuit judge, code commissioner,
trustees of colleges are among those
to be elected,
the trip to Winthrop on the iDili
was enjoyed by the members, and the
attention of Sen. Stewart, together
with the reception given them by Pres
ident Johnson and his faculty with the
young Indies Is receiving warm ox- i
presslons of thanks.
A BUTTER CONTEST
TO BE OPEN TO ALL
Special Prizes for Laurens
WRITE W. D. BYRD
FOR FULL INFORMATION
Ever) Live Stock Owner in the Slnle
is I in lied to Take Curt In the Hat
ter Scoring Contest which is to he
Field at Columbia Eebmnrj I. '2 und
?lrd. Write for Particulars'.
On Feb. I, 2. and the South Cnro
| linn Live Stock association in co-oper
ation with the Columbia Chamber of
Commerce will hold an education hut
tor scoring contest in which overy llvo
stock owner in tins state is invited
and ui'god to take a part. Tin object
of the contest Is to stimulate interest
in better stock on the farms. Tho
Columbia Chamber of Commerce is
taking a llvdy Interest in the contest
ami in orde to make the show a suc
cess has offered prizes amount to
Dairy Hut ter.
Third score. S 00
Fourth score. ">.00
Firth score. 2 00
Farm or country' butter.
Third score. S.00
Fourth score. f?.00
Firth score. 2.00
Hesides the prir.es behig offered by
the city of Columbia, the business men
of Laurens have offered cash prizes
amounting to $20.00, which will he
awarded to the best exhibits made by
Laurens county men. This amount
will he divided between the dairy but
ter class and the farm butter class,
$10.00 going to each class. Fach of
these classes will have three prizes,
highest score $.r>.00, second score. $:?.0(J
and third score, $2.00
For complete information call on
Mr. W. 1). Byrd, Laurens. S. C. or
Prof. ?>. M. liurges-?, Chamber of Com
merce Columbia s. C.
OPERA HOUSE ATTRACTION.
Now and Cp-lo-dato .VIo\fiur Picture
Khou started up. Several Vatitll
Mr. H. H. c.rant. who was until re
cently manager of the Majestic Thea
tre in Spartanbltrg, has leased the
Opern House and will conduct it in
the future. Mr. Grant has made a
considerable outlay cleaning up and
beautifying the entrance ami other
pciticns of the building ami i* now
makes a much better appearance than
in the past.
While a number of high class attrac
tions will he put on from time to
time, as the patronage permits. Mr.
('?rant will give his especial attention
to putting on a real, first class mov
ing picture and vaudeville show, in
the past there have been several
.'?'>? Id-be attempts at a moving picture
show start< d up in the Opera HotlSO,
but not until Mr. Grant look hold
last week has the city seen any real,
modern, city-like pictures. Already.
Mr. Grant has made a reputation by
the excellent pictures and shows that
he put on last week and judging by
the patronngo that has already been
given him, litis venture will prove not
only a source of pleasure and amuse- 1
ment to the people of Laurens but
will be a profitable Investment for him
.M AG NOLI t CAMP W. O. W.
Officers installed ami Delegates Elect
ed to Attend Head Convention nt
The installation of the officers of
Magnolia Camp No. 166, Woodmen or
the World, Woodruff, took place Fri
day night. The following officers were
W. S. Adair, Council Commander
C. D. Kellett. Advisory Lieutenant
J. S. Habb. Hanker
L. \ Armstrong, Clerk
C il Kellett, Ksoort
ii. n. Stewart, Physician
W. FC, Wood, Watchman
w. i:. Putnam, Censor
L. I). Armstrong, Manager
I? legates to the head convention in
Columbia, March Nth ami 15th: \V.
s. Adalr, and L. a. Armstrong.
R. E. Babb Reelected Pres
ident for Another Year.
IMPORTANT WORK FOR
Executive Committee Called to Merl
Tomorrow Afternoon Municipal
Priumrj Election Will bo Held Tues
day, February ^i.
With th<> reorganization Mondnv af
ternoon of the < Hy Democratic club,
tho ihachim ry was put In motion for
tho biennial nine. ? I pal campaign and
(lie nomination in a primary of a may
or and .six aldermen to serve the city
of Laurens for tho ensuing teun.
Tho meeting was hold pursuant to
a call of tho president of the club, It.
K. Mahh. who presided ami explained
the purpose of the meeting which was
hold in the court house. The club
".?as reorganized by the election <?!' Iho
It. IS. Babb, President
S. It. Todd, Vice President
W. L. Taylor, Secretary
.1. II. Brooks, Treasurer
Executive Committee?Ward I, Dr,
R. E. Hughes; Ward 2, II. L. <'lardy;
Ward 3, J. I). Childless; Ward 4, ('apt.
J. M. Phllpot; Ward 5, W. L. Cray;
Ward 6. P. A. Simpson.
The enrolling committee, appoint
ed by the president, Is as follows:
Ward 1, W. S. Bagwell; Ward 2, Dr.
W. H. Washington; Ward 3, Joseph
Lcdford; Ward 4. John K. Switzer;
Ward 5, C. H. Babb; Ward C. L. Q.
On request of President Babb, who
is chairman ex-ofllcio of the executive
committee, a meeting of this commit
tee will be held at f> o'clock tomor
row afternoon for the purpose of llx
Ing the assessment of candidates, nam
ing two sets of election managers,
and transacting any other business
that may come before them at this
As provided in the constitution and
by-laws Of the City Democratic Club,
adopted several years ago. the first
primary is hold on tho third Tues
day in February, and a second and
third primary successively one and
two week.- later, if necessary. The
primary will take place this year on
February 21. The general election
will be held on the second Tuesday
Two polling precincts are provided
for, one at the City hall whoro live
of tho ward boxes. I. 2, I. ?"? and tl will
he under tho nmnagemcnl of one r.ol
of managers, und the other at tho
Laurens Cotton Mills, which Is known
as the Ward :? box, will be conducted
by anothei sei ol managers.
The qualification of voters and can
didates participating in Iho city prim
ary elections is the same as applies
In the State nnd County Democratic
So far, there are two candidates In
the field for mayor, W. II. Qllkerson,
Sr., formerly city clerk, and the lion
c. M. Babb, who Is completing his sec
i n 1 term as mayor of Iho city. It is
presumed thai in each of the six
wards there will bo contests for alder
manic honors. At any rate the cam
paign is on ami from now until the
polls close Tuesday afternoon. Feb
ruary 21, there will be a rood deal of
quiet work done by the candidates and
their supporters, as it is understood
[ there w ilt be no public meetings,
DM. A IK EM IPT01NTEI).
hade a Member of (he Delegation (o
the Southern Commercial Congress
Which Meets in Mlanta.
I),. Ii. K, Alken bus boon appointed,
by Oov, Mleaso. as a delegate to the
Southern Commercial Congress which
is to he held in Atlanta March S, 9 and
10. The others appointed by Cov.
ISIcase were: Ceo. f. VonKolnltZ,
Charleston; Thomas f. Brantloy,
Orangoburg; Jas, Slackhouso, Marion;
Som .1. Nichols. Spartanburg; II En
del, Qroonvllle; otto Klelfner, New
berry; .Mm. .1. Selbols, Columbia;
Thus. lt. Mutier, Ci.ffn y: C. .1. Shan
non, Jr., Cnmdon; d. s. Hendorson,
Alken; llonry c. Tlllman, Greenwood;
.1. Arthur Banks, St. Matthews; Jas.
1?. Carey. Jr.. Anderson; TIlOS Wilson,
.1. Wilson Cibbes Was appointed
rotary of the committee with head
quarters ;:l Columbia.
SOON TO LOSE JOBS
Tho First Message ?f Governor Wense
Fires (lie Whole Hunch of them u(
One Shot bul ho Later Delayed Hie
Execution of his Proclamation!
Tho Ural mcssngo <>!' Colo L. Hleaso
as governor was suhmittod lothogon-l
ornl nssombly Friday, it was a
proclamation revolthig tho commis
sions of all notarl >s public in the
State, the net of the governor to bo
come effactlvo ;?t once.
When the message was read In tho
house it was received ns Information.
Necessarily it created some annoyance
for thore woro members of tho house
who have many legal papers to pro
bate at tin* beginning of tho year, und
this proclamation of il"' governor
would inoan that every protested note
or t hick, unpaid ami unattended to.
mu??t bo sworn to before ihn o.lorU of
When such reasons were presented
to <lo\. Hleaso by Mr Stevenson of
t'h. raw on behalf of hilltsell ami
others, the governor Issued an ordci
amending his proclnmatiou so lhal iis
terras do not become effective until
When Clov. Tillinnn Issued an order
in I80JI purging the records of dead
wood among tho notaries public, the
proclamation lid not cut oft those
who had recently he -n commissioned,
but was made to apply to those who
had been commissioned prior to issit.
In this way he. in effect, renewed
commissions not longer than four
years The proclamation of Cov.
Hleaso rescinds the commissions of
those appointed even within the cur
Inspection of the records of the
Office of secretary of state shows that
there are on the records the names of
7,100 persons to whom commissions
as notary public have been issued
since January 1, 1899. Within these
22 years many have died, just what
percentage it. hard to estimate, but 21
years Is quite a long (line. The records
show that perhaps a score have re
signed, among tho names observed in
a harried Inspection of the book being
such men as Col. T h Duller of Gaff.
ti<>, ex-Senator Ii W. Crouch >f Sa
luda ami Col, George Johnstone of
Mail) Heads Dropped Off.
Many notorics public tllid their com
1 missions a nuisance, for they ate fre
quently called upon by personal
friends to probate papers and gel no
remuneration for their services. Ree
llen 3S72 of the new code recites in
part that tl.e secretary of st-u.- shall
he entitled to receive and recover
"for commissioning 11 notary public
of commissioner of deeds, -."?."' A
senl also costs about $2, so the office
of notary is not always remunerative.
The record book in tho ofllco of the
secretary of state shows that since
January I. 1889, there have boon is
sued 0,99-1 commissions lo notaries
\ 1.1, ohji:< 1 ihns w i j um; \ w \.
Senator Tillniaii has Withdrawn HI*
Objections (0 I'osl Muster Hie! - ami
Senate nill 11? < onllrin Him.
Washington, Jan. 20. Senator Tin
man has withdrawn his objection 10
(ho confirmation of Charles II. nicks,
recently appointed poslfnnsler til l.au
reus. Senator Tiiiman recently asked
that Confirmation of th<- appointment
ho held up pendiiif! the receipt of
charges against 1 licks which ho svas
Informed would bo made, No charges
have been filed, ;md, as tho senator
considers lhal a plenty of lime has
claused in which to file them, he no.
tilled the senate lodny that his objec
tion was withdrawn,
Some question having risen ;is to
whether Senator Tillinail would op
pose the confirmation of J. Duncan
Adams, who was roiiomlnated for
marshal of South Carolina by the
president, ho was asked today what
his altitude would be in the matter.
Mis reply was that he believed Mr.
Adams had made a Very efllCfOlit f?Hl
Cor, and that he would not oppose Iii:
con 111 mation.
S motor Tlllmnn said also lhal ho
would do all he could to prevent tho
adoption of tho naval commliu '.;
plans to have tho navy yard til Porl
P.oynl abolished. Ho said ho never"
expected to sco ii used as a navy yard
sgi in. but will endeav<o- to havo It
continued as a training school for the
marine corps, to which use h Is now
devoted. The State.
UNVEILED AT CLINTON
Generar Bonliam Makes
Uthnugh (he Weather ul Firs! Seem
ed Id III' IHtlllSpti'UMtH till Sllll Soon
Mtiil<> its \ppc.trance mid || i i n
Itoatittful Diij followed. Splendid
IddrcsKCH bj all (lie Speakers.
Clinton, .Inn, -'. Lusl Thursday
under Iho auspices nf iho members
oi Stephen l>. Leo chapter, U. l>. C.
the Confederate inonumenl was un
veiled and presented to Iho town ol
Clinton na planned and previously an
nounced. A slight drnwhaels Ui tho
pleasure of the occasion \vi a the dls
ogreoable weather which doubOosH
1 pi away many who would otherwise;
have been In (own.
The exorcises began shortly niter
in o'clock in Conchoid's Hall which
had boon beautifully decorated for
j (he occasion. About a thousand peo
ple assembled hen- to hear tho splen
did oration of Ceu M. L. Monhat.i of
I Anderson. The music fii 'liishcd by
the college glee club ami orchestra
was excellent and thoroughly in keep
ing with the occasion. An uncxpcct
ed feature of (he program was the
rending of a poem written foi tho
occasion by .Mrs. R. I'. Adair. Miss
Jessie May Mahaffcy read this poem
It was a beautiful on.en that tho
sun broke from the clouds just at
the point in the exercises when iho
monument was unvcHod a id present
ed to the town. The throng matched
from the hall to the square for this
part of he program, gathering about,
the monument, which was shrouded iu
pure white with a garland of red.
twined about it A very striking pic
ture was made by the group of boys
and girls who gathered about its base,
bearing wreathes with which to dec
or.Oc it when lie \<il should fall Tho
little girls were i:t white with red
I sashes and hr.ir ribbons'.
The Rev. J. r. lacobs ri ad the ad
dress prepared by his father for tho
occasion. It was a source of deep
reu ret that Dr. W I?, Jacobs, was;
physically unable to make the speech
of present:1!Ion In person Tho adi
I dress was of a very cntei'ttiiiilng n in -
Inlscenl stj lo,
At the (do 10 (if D Jin i.i/ nddr. s:<
two boys iiiul Iwo girls, John Neville,
Lowry Ihirdi ttc. Mary Owi m ami
dary Ruth Copelaud, pulled tho ropos
which Inhl the veil in ppice, and ritt
it fell a profouild hush bll on tllO
assemblage while a buglei soundot.
?'T ins'' and the gleo club 11 ng "Totit^
lug on the old Camp Ground."
I The Rev. j. 10, Mahnffoy' speech
i of acceptance was made on May01"
McMillan's invitation and voiced apt
ly the spirit of the Clti/OIIS o! ClllltOU
Jin receiving us a public Irusl this
A beautiful wreath was presented
by the John H. Ken haw i linplcr, U. D.
C, of Laurens and wie pli ced on
i!i - liionument, after it was unveiled,
by Mrs. \V. II. Owens, presldont of
Stephen J). I.e.. chaplor, U. I), c.
IN LW'RKNS Nl XT.
I'll'dllinili Denial Vssoctlllhtll lo licet
Here Some Time in (lie Spring.
I)rs. Albright, Tlmn ? rmau and
Jones have returned from Greenville,
w hei e ! hoy ,'iit' lidod the t|tiari? r|y
mooting of th Piedmont Dental Asso
ciation, The meeting was vorj suc
cessful one and nun h benefit Was de
rived from the oxcclh nt ad In SH H and
talks by differi lit mem!.- . ol the pro
f>n the Invitation of ? 10 Lturcns)
delegation in attendance the .-so
natina decided to hold tin liexl meet
ing here. As the meetings come quar
terly, this one will probably be held
lu re some time in Vprll,
Dr. Potenl (o Preach,
Dr. 13dwin M? PotcajL prcald n( oC
Furmun University, will preach . ; Iho
First ihiptist church ??xl Sunday
mOl'lllag at I I o'clock. I lr. Pol 1 :??
one of Cm most dlstingltl 1(0(1 i ;. is
lets in (he State and his : i Ssai . I -
ways command greni b, ? n i.
uimouncemeni ihat he I to sp - hi