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VOLUME XXVI, LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1911. NUMBER 28
A PITCHED BATTLE
ON PUBLIC HIGHWAY
RohrrI McAbee Shot to eDath in Re
Nesting Arrest by Lee Holland, May
or of the Little Town of Mauldin
In a pitched battle Saturday night i
on the public highway one and a halt'
miles this side of Mauldin between a
posse headed by Lee Holland, mayor
of the village of Mauldin and Robert
McAbee and his boh Will, of Enoree,
Robert McAbee was shot dead and
Mayor Holland's breast pierced by a
ball from the pistol of the dead man.
According to the story of the kill
ing by Sheriff J. Perry Poole at mid
night, McAbee fired a pistol shot
through the merchantile establish
ment of Holland as father and son
were driving through the village about
dusk tbet ? vei.uie. The two then fed
up the roo.M und were soon lost to the
view of the wondering villager.,. Hol
land quickly organized a small posse
and heading it himself went in pur
suit of the miscreants.
In their flight from the village it
appears that the McAbees followed
the wrong road. Discovering their
error, they turned about and began
retracing their steps in the hope of
finding tho right road, which they
had passed. It was while father and
son were 'going back the road toward
Mauldin that 'they were brought face
to face with the posse headed by the
m;rvor ,0f ftfoe tit tie town.
With a word of notification of ar
rest fremi Holland, it is said that Rob
ert McAbee drew his revolver and
opened lire ion the posse, one of the
shots taking effect in Holland's breast.
The .posse returned the fire and Hob
en! McAbee crumpled to the earth,
three pistol balls having pierced his
skull a<nd one his brennt. Surround
ed by the men on whom he had fired
with murderous intent. McAbee gasp
ed for an hour on the sands of the
road and expired.
Mayor Holland, despite the fact
that he had been shot in the breast,
placed AVni McAbee under arrest and
conducted him back to Mauldin. where
he guarded him until Sheriff Poole
arrived a bout ten o'clock. The sher
iff placed the yor.ng fellow under ar
test and brought him back to Green
ville and placed him in the county jail
? COL. A I LL'S POSITION.
linkes Statement in Regard to Humor
that he Was in Succeed Col. E. J.
Watson as Commissioner of Vinicul
The following statement was made
111 a signed editorial of the Herahl
ami News, of Newborry. of Which pa
per Col IS. Ii. Aull Is editor:
A Word Personal.
During the past few days my name
has been used in the press of the State
in connection with the appointment to
the position of commissioner of agri
culture to succeed Col. E. J. Watson.
One newspaper carried an editorial
stating that two other gentlemen had
been mentioned In connection with the
position, and intimated that their
names had been used as a blind, and
t!int I was slated for the position
In justice to Governor Blouse, Col
Watson lind myself, 1 feel that l should
say that 1 have no knowledge what
ever of Governor Blouse's attitude in
this matter. That I do not know
whether he intends to ask Mr. \\';:t
<on's resignation or not. and that If
he does, or if Mr. Wat son should re
sign, I have no knowledge as to what
will bo Govornor Blcnso's attitude as
K> Iiis successor. I have had no con
ference with him and have not discuss,
od the matter at all. have no knowl
edge of what his intentions are. and
have nol bcoil an applicant for any
position. B, II. A I'LL.
REV. A. 0. ALLISON CALLED.
Will he Pastor of the Second Baptist
Church of this City.
On last Sunday Rev. A. 0. Allison
of Hendersonvllle, N. C. was called
by the Second Baptist church and has
accepted. Mr. Allison conns highly
recommended and will gise full nine
to this church.
The people are expecting a good
year. He will enter upon his new field
A few minutes delay In treating
some cases of croup, even the length
of time it takes to go for a doctor of
ten proves dangerous. The safest
way Is to keep Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy in the honst? and at the first
indications of croup give the child a
dose. Plea8ant to take and always
cures. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
HEY WARD COUNTY LOST.
Supreme Court Upholds Gov. Blease
In His Revoking of the Cull for an
Election, which has Previously Been
The Heyward county movement has
The sunreme court of South Caro
lina Friday signed on order uphold
ing the action of Gov. Blease !n an
nulling the' election on the proposi
tion ordered by Gov. Ansel. The ap
peal to the supreme court was the
last resort of the promoters of the
new county The petitioners asked
for a rule to show cause why the
mandamus and injunction prayed for
should not be granted. The petition
ers desired that the controversy be
threshed out before the supreme
court. The order issued Friday means
, that the question of forming a new
county out of Alken and Fdgetield
counties is buried for at least two
Gov. Blease realy killed the 1 ley
ward county proposition when he
issued an order revoking the election
order of ex-Qov. Ansel. The election
! was to have been held on February T.
"1 am satisfied that the territory
I does not contain inn square miles.
! the constitutional requirement, from
the testimony that has been presented
to me and that the limits of the town
of Ellenton are one mile which would
cause a county line to pass through
the limits of an incorporated town."
said Gov. Blease following arguments
by attorneys for the promoters of
Hey ward county and Aiken county.
The hearing was resumed at noon.
George T. Jackson representing the
new county movement appeared and
asked that a further investigation be
made as to the territory by the np
pointraemt of a commission to con
! sist of three surveyors, one from Ai
ker one from the proposed new coun
ty and one disinterested. 11. S. Hen
derson of Aiken op>posed this propo
sition, stating that a hearing had been
given and that the attorneys for the
in w county should have presented
their testimony nf the hearing as to
l>. s. Honderscm, In making argu
ment for Aiken county before Gov.
Blease, stated thai ho did nod believe
thai the questloi of the election was
one for the supreme court to decide.
FEA'RFTL DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.
Estimated that Thirtj were Killed in
Neu York Harbor ami Numbers of
New York, Feb. I. A <-areo of dyn
nmit In transit from i freight car
l*i 'ne , oul of a |t.v,l'.ter ni > >ro.l at
pier No. *.. Communipnw, N*. '.. let
gr> short)) after ir.ooii today !V1 yards
south <>i the Jersey city terminal of
the Central Railroad of New Jersey
and in the widespread ruin that fol
lowed seven men are know: to have
been killed, sevoh more are missing,
hundreds were wounded and varying
reports leave from 150 10 -'00 tnore un
Thirty seems to be a censervat iv >
estimate of the (bind and property
damage Will hardly fall below $750,
000, Tlf Ca'ttse of the explosion is
variously attributed to the dropping
of a case of dynamltt< and to a boiler
explosion on a boat.
The dlrecl cause probably never
will bo known.
VIOLENT VOLCANIC ERUPTION.
Denlli of over Seven Hundred Reeord?
ed in flic I'lilllippine Islands from
Volcanic Eruptions ami Knrthqtuikcs
The eruption of Tan! volcano and
the accompanying disturbances in the
Philippines killed Tail people in the
town of Talisay. according to a re
port cabled to the war department
Wednesday by Gov Gen Forben of
the Philippine Islands. The earthquake
shocks continue, the governor genera'
Among Hie estimates of casualties
transmitted to the war department to
day was a report which placed the
total dead at 300. The report added
that 5,000 famlles had been ruined
by the disaster.
Recent earthquake shocks have
been slightly perceptible in Manila,
but have caused no damage. Since
the first disturbance, the seismograph
apparatus of the Manila observatory
has recorded the unprecedented num
ber of 714 shocks.
We lire showing special values in
b. H. & E. H. Wllkes ft Co
IN POTASH DISPUTE
Matter After Long Discussion Huh
Reached Realm of Diplomacy?Oer*
many Regards Tax as a Purely In
ternal Affair Not Export Tax.
Washington. .Inn. 31.?The action of
the German government In Imposing
a penalty tax on the production of
potash after having been for many
months a subject of examination and
exchange of b'iefs and notes between
the American contractors and repre
sentatives oi the German potash syn
dicate, may be said to have passed
Into the realm of diplomacy today,
when Count Bernstoriff, the German
ambassador, presented to Secretary
Knox the answer of his government to
the secretary's inquiry as to the rea
son of the action complained of.
The German answer defends the ac
tion of the German government in
imposing the penalty rax as a meas
i tire necessary to conserve the valu
j able potash deposits of the empire
I and protect them fron, speedy exhaus
< tlon .such as might be expected to
I follow a ruinous reduction in tin price
I of potash resulting from unregulated
, competition between these syndicates
and the independent potash miners.
"Purely internal Affair. "
Because of the importance of tin
j matter, Secretary Knox Is conduct
ing the negotiations himself and there
are indications that they will not lag.
Some idea of the bitterness of the
feeling that has been aroused by the
action of the German government in
levying this potash tax may be gath
ered from the fact that some of the
American contractors who were in
conference in this city last week
, have announced their intention of
requesting the department of justice
to begin action To punish the Ameri
can connections of the German pot.
ash trust syndicate und? r the crim
| inal sections of the tariff act of 1894.
.1. WADDY THOMPSON, AUDITOR.
Receives Commission and Takes
Charge *f the Office, Succeeding .1.
Boss H' i i nh.
.1. Waddy Thompson, who was nom
inated in the special primary election
last fall for county auditor, received
j his commission Thursday from Gov
ernor llleas? and immediately nssuni
ed the duties of the ollloe with which
I ho is entirely familiar
Mr Thompson suc<.d- ,1. Boss
Dorroh wild was appointed lust sum
I mer by Governor Ansei w> till out Hie
uimxplrod tern, ol his father, the hue
William T Dorroh Mr, Dorroh, s<
nior. had i'-ceived t;: ? nomination in
the Augu:-'t primary to suit -ed him
si If for the ensuing term when hi:
death occurred burly in s< i.nber
In consequence of this, the County
Democratic executive committee or
; dered n special primary for his suc
cessor, and Mr. Thompson received
j lie is the oldest son of Judge ().
G. Thompson who was himself nudl
tor for this county six years prior
to his election sixteen years ago to
? the ollico of probate Judgo The new
auditor, .is has been stated. Is thor
oughly familiar with the duties of the
office, having done much special work
for the different auditors during die
past tlfteon or twenty years.
Assisted by his sister. Miss Minnie
Dorroh. Auditor .!. Boss Dorroh con
ducted the affairs of the ofllce fot
several months with *f!icioncy and en
tire satisfaction, and retires from tho
Ofllco to resume his work at Gray
j Court, hi home He is a mosl highly
regarded young man. a worthy son of
.one of tho country's best nnd tl
I men, and wliOlhor he ever again S| iki
political preferment he may be do.
ponded upon to do his whole dutj as
A new form of epistolary politeness
has been devised by a business firm
which wrote to a delinquent: "Oblige
us by remitting the amount of our bill
or we will oblige you."
Tortured for 15 Vcnr.s
by a cure-defying stoinash trouble
that baffled doctors, and resisted all
remedies he tried, John w. Moddlers,
it Moddorsvlllo, Mich., seemed der,med
Ho had to sell his farm and give up
work. Ills neighbors said ' lie can t
live mtlCll longer." "Whale er I ate
distressed me," he wrote, "till I tried
Electric IBttors, which worked such
Wonders for mo that I can now eat
things I eonid not take for years, its
surely a grand remedy for stomach
trouble." Just as good for the liver
and kidneys. Every bottle gunrnnteod.
Only BOO at Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
KK APPORTIONMENT IN CONGRESS
Republicans In Caucus Agree upon u
Plan Whereby None of the States
Lose Representatives hut Some Cain
Washington. Feb. 2.?A house mem
bership of 391 as at present was the
congressional reopportionment plan
agreed upon by the Republican caucus
of the house tonight. This proposi
tion, made by Mr. Campbell of Kan
sas, was llrst defeated. r>6 to 91, but
later reconsidered and adopted, TO to
This action, together with the de
feat of a plan to offset the negro dis
franchlsement in the South, urged by
Messrs. Bennett and Olcott of New
York, and opposed by Mr. Qalnes of
West Virginia and others, occurred
during a lively three hours' session of
Several Plans Proposed.
Several propositions were pending,
including the Campbell proposition,
leaving the house as it stands today;
a proposition by Mr. Klvins of Mis
souri favoring i(>2 members; a propo
sition by Mr. Stafford of Wisconsin
for 397 and the Crumpacker idea of
1 The Campbell plan was lirst
l iken up and finally nut through the
details of carrying out the scheme be
whlch will prepare the way for action
at this session of congress.
Caucus Became Stormy.
The cuuet s developed Into a stormy
one when the Bennett antl-dlsfran
Chlsement plan was proposed. The
proposition directed the preparation
of a bill to carry out section 2 of the
14th amendment to the federal con
stitution, so as to cut down the rep
resentation of any State exactly to
the extent that the negroes were dis
franchised by such a State. This prop
posltion was defeated alter considera
ble speech making. Tli to is.
About i"><? Republican members of
the house attended the caucus which
was to decide the party policy as to
congressional rcapportionment on the
basis of the latest census.
The Crumpacker Plan.
The first bill considered was re
ported by Mr. Crumpacker of Indiana,
chairman of the house committee, on
! census. Mxing the house membership
! after Match laKI, at 433 on a ratio
of population to representatives of
211,877 as against la 1,1*2 as at pres
ent. This Includes Arizona and New
Mexico and any new States after the
? late fixed Is the lowest number thai
would prevent nny Stale from losing
Mr. Crumpacker, explaining his
bill, showed how under the 133 plan
I no Stole would lose a mernbi r, New
York would gain six. Pcinrisylvnnln I,
I California and Oklahoma Illinois
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas
and Washington 2, and Alabama.
Colorado. Florida, fJeorglti, Idaho.
! Louisiana, Michigan. Minnesota,
j Montana, North and South Dakota,
Ohio. Oregon. I'tnb, Ithode Island and
West Virginia one each.
With the increase of population
shown by tbo new census, renppor
Uonmenl so us to preserve the present
number of representatives, 391, would
necessitate reducing He numbcrical
representation from Missouri by two
and Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. Kansas.
Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina.
Ohio. Tennessee, Virginia and \\ is
cousin by one ench.
Thorn has been increase of Ihc
membership of the house under every
census, but one since tjj.e organization
<d" the government and the Increai es
have averaged about 50 |>er cent of (he
proportion of increase in population.
pi: \cii chop !> V>l M.i it.
tin \ccounl of Karl) Opcuiuu of Bios?
?.niiiN Pr?ll i* Now Kxposcil to Ban
ger in Georgia.
Atlanta. On. -Reports received from
the peach-growing sections of the
State by K. L Worsham. State ento
mologist Indicate great danger for the
1911 crop becatisc 0." the premature
blossoming from trees due to warm
weather of the past few weeks In
southern Georgia trees are In full
bloom, while in the northern sec
tions buds are rapidly developing The
advent of cold weather, it is slated,
will cause thousands of dollars of
damage to the growers,
An attack Of the grip Is often fol
lowed by a persistent cough, which to
many proves a great annoyance,
Chamberlain's Cough! Remedy has.
been extensively used and with good
success for the relief and cure of this'
cough. Many cases have been cured!
after all other remedies had failed. |
Sold by Lauren8 Drug Co.
t NEWSPAPERS AND FARMERS
Thero lias boon no greater factor
in the Improvement of Hu> conditions
of the South than the county news
paper. Without exception the entire
press of the South, outside of the big
cities, has constantly labored with but
one end in view tin- betterment of I
tin condition of the fanner and agri
culturist, and to tho editors of these
most valuable weeklies the gratitude
of the people Is due.
The county weekly that tills its
columns with agricultural articles in
stead of accounts of crimes is doing
more to upbuild its community than
any other agency, and the man of the
farm should be the first to recognize
the usefulness of his home paper ami
give it his warmest and heartiest sup
To the editor of the weekly, the fact
that some of its nearby farmers has
made a good crop or that he has dls.
covered some new fact that will bene
fit the others of his community, is
more interesting than the most excit
ing Story of a ( lime or sensation? lie
would rather print the fact that Mr.
Hiram Smith bad grown an average
of 70 bushels of corn to the acre, than
! that Hill Sykes hail murdered seven
families and committed suicide six
times. And In this /Tie editor has
shown his good sense and his real In
terest in his community. One item
stimulates others to better crops, and
a consequent better bank account,
while the other only disgusts.
Keep in touch, then. Mr. Farmer,
with your weekly editor. (Jive him the
kind of news be wants, and then see
to it that your subscription is paid
up.- "The Trucker and Farmer."
l WOOD'S SEASONABLE HINTS |
Grasses and clovers especially CSU
he safely and satisfactorily seeded on
fllll-SOWli wheat, oats or other grain
crops, during the month of March.
Seeding ai that time not only saves
mi extra preparation of Hie land, hut
the harrowing and cross-harrowing,
which is desirable in order to give
the grass ami clover seed slight cov
ering, acts as a cultivation and a de
cided in nere to i in w heat and grain
crops, increasing the yield to a con
siderable < Mellt. Ill flU't. even ii you
do not seed clover and grasses on
youi v\'i'*.*11 and fa'5-sown grain in
tie spring, ti is to advantage to run
tii' harrow over those crops, so as in
break the orufM of the soil; which acts
as a cultivation and materially hp
creases ihn yield of the grain.
Kcrtilizinu Grain In the Sprlntr,
\Vd haw- also-found most e.vcellenl
results from fertilizing when I and
other grains during tho month of
Milrch, in preference to applying tii?
fertilizer at the time when! i . loded
in the fall, and wo strongly rf'com
mend to our customers, whether they
seed clover or gfllSSCS or not, lO fer
tilize their grain Crops With :."?'? to
300 lbs. of animal bone or a good grain
fertilizer, at thai time, and roh the
harrow pvoi' it to slightly Incorporate
it with the soil. Tho Increased yields
of v Cain will well repay for the for
(llizing nnd little extra labor required
Now hm ( loi er Seed.
In our experience, the 1)0.81 tune tot
sowing clover seed in this section
tin- middle of Virginia : from the
lalll to J.'ilh of .March. Sow (ft this
tme. we have almost invariably so
cured com! .-land and good crops. If
sown too Curly, (ho stand is liable to
be (ifleeted by freeze or cold weather.
Of course, allowance should be made
for difference In climate In other sec-1
tlOIIS! In ?astorn and middle North
Carolina from the ilrsl to tenth ol
March would be best ; w hile ill motlll.
tuitions sc. Hons of Virginia and North
Carolina, and in more northerly sec
tions, about April 1st would be the
best time for seeding.
The clovers aie the basis Of suc
cessful farming, and are more gener
ally used for pasturage, hay and soil
improving crops than any of tin
grasses or legumes or forage plant:
Wood's Crop Special.
Executors, Vdminlstrutors, (innrdinns
BxCCUtOrfl, Administrators. Guard
ians and Trustees are hereby noti
fied that this is the time to make their
(). G THOMPSON.
January 30, 1011- 2 mo.
ASSESSOH'H NOTICE i
The auditor's office will be op?u
fron? the first of January to the 20th
of February, 1911, to make returns of
all personal property for taxation ami
wherever changes have been laude In
All male citizens between the ages
ot HI ami 00 years on the 1st of Janu
ary, except those who are incapable
of earning a support from bolng maim
ed or from other causes, are deemed
polls. Confederate veterans excepted.
All taxjayers nr<* required to glvo
Township and No of School District;
11180 state whether property |h situated
in town or c.outitry. Each lot, tract
or parcel of land must be entered
After the 20th of February, ,r>0 per
cent penalty will lie attached for fail
ure to make returns.
J. KOSS DOKKOIt
Dec. 9. 1910?td.
License Fees for Hawkers und Ped
dlers In I,aureus County for the
Year A. I). 1911.
State of South Carolina,
County of I.aureus.
By virtue of an Acl of the General
Assembly of South Carolina provld
ing therefor; Me it resolved by the
Hoard of County Commissioners of
I.aureus County, in the Stale of South
Carolina, in regular annual moling
assembled: That the license lee- to
be paid by hawkers and peddlers doing
business within said county during
the year A. D. 1911 be and the same
are hereby fixed in the follow Ing
amounts, to wit:
For peddlers of merchandise, on
foot, Fifteen Dollars; Peddlers of
merchandise in one horse wagon Fif
ty Dollars; Peddlers of merchandise
in two horse wagons. Seventy Dollars;
For peddlers of stoves or ranges, for
the lirst wagon Seventy Dollars, and
for each additional wagon operated
by the same linn, Fifty Dollars. For
peddlers of clocks, for the first wagon
Fifty Dollars, and for each additional
! wagon Thirty Dollars; For peddlers
of lightning rods, Twenty Dollars for
! the first wagon, and Ten Dollars for
each additional wagon. Fol peddlers
of spectacles, on loot. Seven Dollars
and Fifty cents; peddlers or specta
cles in vehicle, Fifteen Dollars; Ped
dlers cd' sewing machines, Fifty Dol
lars for the first wagon, and for each
additional wagon Thirty Dollars; For
peddlers of pianos or organs, for each
one horse? wagon Eighty Dollars, and
for each two horse wagon, Due Hun
dred and Twenty Hollars. All li
censes will be issued by the Clerk
of Court of said county to be of force
and effect until tie- II I si day cd' De
cember, A. D. 1911, US provided by
Done in regular annual mooting at
I.aureus, s. c. this Mb day of January
A 11. I'll I.
Aitest: Ii. I'. Humbert,
.Messer Ha lib Supervisor.
Clerk of the Hoard. 2&-H
NOTK I! 01 1 I IM I Hin.
State of South Carnliti!),
(mint) of I,aureus.
Whereas, !>'?! i';< hi - igt i I by- more
than one third of the qualified electors
and freeholders, resident! of Youngs
School I >!si plot No l, I;. , , Coun
ty; South Carolina. ;i leint; for an < |i-e.
I Inn upon the question Of voting ,-<
three i ::> mill tr.x upon t . ;,i opm-l)
in said school district in i.. imcd ten
sc hool purposes have bei Died v Ith
the County Hoard oi l.'ducatiou, an
election is hereby ordered upon said
question, said election to be hold on
the isth day of F<?bi iary, I9| I, at
Stewart;- Store, under the manage
men! of i ho school trusti es of said
(ml v Mic h oloeto ;? rot urn real op
personal property lot i. \: i ion and
Who oxiiibif tin Ir :?( i ? ipl ? and
rcglsi rat ion cm i illci ? as ri '(Hired
!li the general < lection : ;.n bq a I ?
(owed to vote,
Those favoring (lie lax shall vote
a ballot with the word Yes" writ tell
or printed i hepeon. Tl oi e v\ lib op
nose the tax ?hall ,vo' ? a hallo' with
I'm- v. ord 'Xu vvpii te>; or ppililed
t le leon. Pell,, i Ipl 11 open :\i i be hour
of s o c lc 'U in ih- fiipet oon ,.nd shall
.???main open until 1110 lump oi i (/dock
i:i the afternoon when they si.ell be
(dosed and the ballot ? < minted,
The t rusl< |'s shall report the re. tilts
of the? e lec tion to the COUIlt) SllpOI'lll
tendenl of (?ducatIon and to tin coun
ty Auditor within (en days thereafter.
ilco, I.. Pitts.
27-21 Co. Sup! of Education.
PIN \L SETTLEMENT.
Take notice (hat on the 23rd day of
February, i win render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate of \V If
Qarrott, deceased, in the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurons county,
at 11 o'clock, a. in., and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trusts as Administrator
Any persons inde bted to said estate*
are notified and required to make pay
mont on that date; .and all persons
having claims against said estate will
deliver them on or before! sold date-,
dply proven, or bo, forever barred
(.'. \v. Qarrett,
January IS, Hill, l mo.
Our line' of Organs are- the b> I ami
cheapest to be found in Laurens.
S. M. &, K. II. Wilkes &. Co.