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NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OE CLINTON
Activity In All Lines of
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
The Public Library Opened, Debate at
the College, Interesting Meeting of
the Anierlcau Revolution and Other
Things Attract Attention.
Clinton, Feb. 28.?Activity is to be
j seen everywhere in the business sec
f tion The improvement on the Red
Hot Hustler and King and 11 at ton's I
fronts Is marked. The Bee Hho's now I
store is rising rapidly. Tho J. W.
Copeland company's dry goods depart- \
meat will be moved into tho old post !
office building shortly. The graded i
school building which has recently |
l et n added o will receive some new j
furniture in a vee!< or two
The merchants are c| enJn*; >?nd dis
play inn beautiful lines of spring good - I
Several buyers have returned from
trips to the northern markets for
spring goods. .Miss .Tnnie Little of the
J. W. Copeland company is spending
a month in New York City.
Tile Public Library.
The long expected event has hap
pened The public library is a fact. I
Last night a formal opening was held I
in the library rooms over Bailey Bro
thers' store. A short literary program
was rendered and light refreshments
were served. The room is a little bare
just yet hut neat and clean and in ex
cellent condition for the building up
of a useful and attractive library. Only
about three hundred volumes and
about twenty periodicals are on hand
as yet but there is some money left
in the treasury with which more honks
are to be ordered later. Most of the
books on hand are modern Action. |
0 College News.
The debate at the Presbyterian Col
logo last Wednesday night on tho
query: "Resolved that Capital pun- j
Ishnient should be abolished," resulted
in a victory for the Eukosminn soci
ety, and the representatives II, W.
Baker of Clinton and .1. M Fewoll of
Rock mil hayo ?tho honor of having
their names engraved on th ) lovely !
*. 11 phy cup.
Miss Annie Dlakeloy, formerly a
co-od, entertained a party of her col.
logo friends on Washington's birthday
with a delightful (lining at her home
On Friday evening. Mrs. E. H. Hall,
instructor and accompanist of the Glee
Club and orchestra gave Iho fortunate
members Of these organizations and
a group of young ladies selected by
them a very beautiful and enjoyable
Daughters of American Revolution.
On Thursday the members of Mvis
grovo Mills chapter, D. A. it., gave
themselves over to celebration and
enjoymonl Mrs. m. v. Moore, of Ala
bama, famous as an entertainer, and
Mrs. F. Louise Mnyes of Greenville,
state regent of the organization, were
guests of honor at a meeting In Id with
Mrs. J. A. Bailey. At this meeting
Mrs. Fannie Monroe was presented by
Mrs. Mnyes mi behalf Of tho chapter
will! a gold spoon In token of her be
^pjs one of the "Real Daughters" of
Thursday evening Mrs, Moore, or.
as her Stage name goes, "Betsy Ham
ilton," gave one of the best, evening's
entertainments ever enjoyed in Clin
ton. Her sketches of Southern types
and scenes were perfect. A large
audience heard this delightful per
former. A good sum was realized, to
go to the erection of a monument to
Revolutionary Soldiers of South Caro
Mrs. Moore was tho guest of Mrs.
J, A. BMley. Mrs. Mayes stayed with
the Misse.* Burgess while in Clinton.
Mrs J. Q. Phillips gave a dinner ,
on Friday at which Mrs. Mayes and i
Mrs. John C. Davis were guests of i
Society Kreuts of the Week.
Among the social pleasures <r. lh<
week none was of more Interest than
Mr. and Mrs. W. 10. Owens' stas- din
ner Friday evening in honor of Mrs.
Owens' brother; Dr. Eugene Bailey,
c FJattabtivg, New York.
^- '.: . \ ". I). Copeland entertained the
Jiclneon hook club on Fri day aft trnoon
,v.iss ilizaheth Bean entertained the 1
THE PARDON BOARD
GETS WALKING PAPERS
Governor Blouse Says 'I'liat He Will
Refer Nothing Else to Them.
Qov. Bloase has decided to dls
' pensc with the State board*Of pardons.
He, as the-governor of South Caro
lina, w ill act Independently on all pe
titions for pardon, commutation or
parole presented to him.
Qov. 1 Mease said yesterday that he
would refuse to refer any case to the
board for review. There were rumors
to the effect that (low ltlease would
dismiss several of (he members of
the board. When asked as to the
I Status of (he cn.se, he replied: "Well,
I 1 have recalled the papers in their
hands, and 1 will not refer any more
cases to them."
The members of the State hoard of
pardons are: R. Mays Cleveland,
chairman. Greenville; W. A. Clark.
Columbia, secretary and C. A. Savage,
The law requires that the board of
pardons meet lour times each year
for the purpose of reviewing cases
that might he desired by the governor
of the state, it is .not required that
the governor of the State send cases
to the board for review. The matter
is left by the law in his discretion.
As provided by law. the members of
the pardon board receive $4 per day
while actually at work and mileage.
Under the law the board will be re
quired to meet and can only report
to the governor that they have met
and adjourned. .lust whether this
will be enough work to insure the
drawing one day's pay is a question
that will have to be decided.
Several weeks ago Qov. Hlease ad
dressed a letter to Secretary W. A.
Clark asking that he return all peti
tions for pardons. The papers were
returned.?The State .
BLEASE REVERSES HIMSELF.
signs Piedmont & Northern Ry. Act
after Signifying Iiis Intention of Ve
Qov. Bleaso Thursday approved the
measure incorporating the Piedmont
& Northern railway with a capital
stock of $5,000,000, although he had
previously announced that he would
veto the act because it gave too much
lower to the owners of the company.
The company proposes to construe! a
network of olectric lim - over the
Piedmont section of tho?State.
Gov, Hlease said thai a committee
from Spartanburg, Greenville and
Grocnwood had petitioned for him to
approve the measuro incorporating
the Piedmont and Northern railway.
It was pointed out by the petitions
that a veto of the act would possi
bly lose the road to the up-country.
He said that if lie had been a mem
ber of the general assembly that he
would have fought the measure be
cause i( gave (oo much power to (lie
company. The Stale.
His Appointment Continued.
The appointment of Mr. ("has. IL
llicks as postmaster at Laurons has
been confirmed by the United states
Senate. Confirmation was held up
following Mi-. Hicks' appointment in
December, hut all objections having
boon withdrawn the nomination was
embroidery club on Thursdaj after'
'! ne \V< Btoil Walkers met mid en
joyed a tramp on Friday afternoon.
The Ceeilinn Music club met with
Miss Francos Copeland on Monday af
The Friendly Dozen book club met
with Mrs. l>. /. Wright Tuesday after
Mrs. Lizzie Winn entertained a few
friends Saturday evening In honor of
Misses Lizzie Hagau and Lavlnla Ken
nedy of Due West.
Misses Lavlnla Kennedy and Lizzie
Hagau and Mrs. Brownloe, of Due
West, were guests of Mrs. Lizzie Winn
from Friday to Monday.
Miss Bmmle McCrary returned home
Saturday after a month's visit in At
Mrs. .1. Ran Little, of Laurens, was
the guos} or friends here from Thurs
day to Monday.
Cyrus Bailey, of Davidson college,
is spending several days this week
with his parents in Clinton. '
Mr. .1. F. Jacobs wont to Florida the
post week to see Dr. Jacobs and
bring his who home. They both re
IN BUTTER CONTEST
Successful Contestants in the Hotter
Contest Which >vus Held In Colum
bia During the First Fart of This
Mr. \v. D. Byrd, President of the
South Carolina Live Stock Associa
tion, has announced the successful
contestants for the Laurens County
Putter prizes. As will be remember
ed the merchants of the city offered
$20 In prizes to be given to the win
ners iu a contest for the best butter
in two classes: the farm butter class
and the dairy butter class. The en
tries were sent to the state meeting
of the Live Stock Association in the
early part of February, where the ex
aminations were made by experts and
the prizes awarded. Although Mr.
Byrd had hoped for a large number
of entries in these contests, only two
were made for each contest. Conse
quently the third prize in each case
had to he divided between the win
ners of the first and second prizes.
It is to be hoped that more tntoresi
is taken in the contest next year.
Following are the winners of the
Farm Baiter Class.
ist. .1. NV. Anderson, $r>.oo.
2nd. p. b. Bailey, $:i.oo.
3rd prize of $2.oo divided equally
Dairy Butter Class.
1st. W. 1). Byrd & Son, $",.00.
2nd. A. J." Hughes, Fountain Inn,
3rd prize of $2.00 divided equally
Back From Visit to Texas.
Mr. Y. C. Hellams has returned'from
a three week's visit to Corsicana and
San Antonio. Texas. In the former
city he visited bis si; tor Mrs. Henry
Truman, and in San Antonio he was
entertained at the home of his neice.
Mm, Node Boss. He enjoyed the
' is'.t Immensely and ?a!ks very inter
estingly of his observations in the
Pone Star State.
MB. ?BF.X.L I'. T Kit ICY.
Vgeil Citizen, Substantial Fanner and
Veiernn of Confederate Ware Sue.
cumbs lo Attack of Pneumonia.
All that was n ortal of Benj. F.
Terry rest:; in the Mount Pleasant
church cemetery. After an illness of
about ton days with an alt ck ? ( dou
ble pneumonia, he passed away Wed
nesday night last. Biiortly after pj
o'clock. Vtt mded by a largo eon to?r?
of friends end relatives, the funeral
and burial services, conducted by Rev.
Joe A. Mertln, pastor, were held ai
Mount Pleasant Baptist church Thurs
day afternoon at "? o'clock.
Mr. Terry was a native of Laurens
county, having beep reared on the
farm In the vicinity of Mount Pleasant,
Waterloo township. At the beginning
Of the War Between the Sections ho
volunteered and throughout the knie,
conflict he was connected with the
quartermaster's department of the
Third South Carolina Regiment.
After the war he married Vir,
Frantirs Madden of the county, who
With two sons. Messrs. Willlail L,
and .lohn I) Terry, survives. Mo Is al
io survived by two sisters. Mrs. W. L.
Allison and Miss Crantz Terry, nnd
one brother, Mr. William II. Terry,
all of the county.
For many years Mr. Terry had been
a devoted MoOiber of and deacon in
the .Mount Pleasant church, ami in all
the relations of life as citizen, neigh
bor, husband and father he discharged
every obligation with patriotism ami
? ???>??>? ch>~c i a # a m s-?+-e-?*
.lohn Black Goes Free.
John Black, a former State
Offloer who was under sentence
to serve live years in the State
penitentiary, was Monday given
a commutation of sentence by
Gov. Blease did not give a
pardon without any restrictions,
bllj modified the sentence of the
v ourt by ordering the alternative
of a line of $3,000. Judtfe Rrn
est Moore, the special jlldgo try
ing ihe case at ('bester, r .' , ? :
^ to allow Maj. Black any alter
native of line, but on at count
of the affecting appeals of toe
convicted man's friends and on
account of his physical condi
tion decreed that the punish.
incut should i)'1 Impvh onni .
wltl out labor
SLAPPED IN THE FACE
Governor Blease Says thai he Dors
Not Intend Trying to Allevinte the
Condition of Anj People over 21
Years of Age.
"Whereas, the governor of this
Ktatf has. by the exercise of his veto
power, vetoed tho appropriation for
the purpose of employing factory in
spectors, thereby practically nullify
ing the law and depriving the work
ers of the protection previously af
"Therefore he it resolved, That this
body put itself on record as being
opposed to this policy of the governor
and condemning any action tending
to deprive (he workers of their rights
and the protection of just and neces
This resolution condemning the
action of Gov. Hlease in vetoing the
appropriation for tho foctor> inspec
tors, was adopted by the Columbia]
City Federation of Trades and was)
sent to Gov 131 case.
II. .1. Hardy, secretary of the City
Federation of Trades, went to see
Qov. Hlease several days ago concern. 1
lug the factory inspection law. Gov.
Blease .according to Mr. Hardy and
Senator Western, got mod and slapped
organized labor in the lac \ That is
the statement made.
Qov. Hlease said Friday (hat he
knew more about the condition of the
factory people and their needs than
any representative of a labor organ
ization. Mr. Hardy said that Gov.
Blease "got hot under the collar."
F II. Weston, senator from Kich
land county .accompanied Mr. Hardy
on his visit to Gov. Hlease for the pur
pose Of Introducing him . Senator
Weston desired to confer with Gov.
Hlease to see if some provision could
not be made for the enforcement of
the factory inspection law.
Senator Weston and Mr. Hardy said
that Gov. Hlease stilted that he would
veto any measure tending to regulato
the hours of the laboring man. When
Gov. Illeaso was asked as to the law'
regulating the hours of women in
Stores he is re ported to have stated to
Senator Weston end Mr. f Hardy that I
the women might get out and hunt ,
ot her employment.
statement From Mr. Mnrdy.
II, J. Hardy, secretary of the City
Federation of Trades, Friday made
.he fpllowinp statement In which he
-\ vcrely all i 'Its Gov. Hlease:
"On Monday i. In company with
'enittor Weston, vhiifod Hie governor
to ascertain his reasons for the wip?
out of the lac tory im pect Ion i u
ure ol the law. The governor stated
that his reason for so doing was that
ho considered Iho factory Inspectors
absolutely worthless mui a waste of
the State's money. Do further added
that he would attend to that feature
of the law hlmscK and in his own
way. He further staled that he would
veto nny and all labor legislation thai
Might come before him whore such
legislation sought to Improve <>r
alleviate the conditions of any man
or woman over the age of "I year.;.
"Ho said that every man and wo
man who had attained tho ago of 21
was a* free moral agent and could
Id >k out for him or herself, Any man
or woman who was not satisfied with
tl dr condition or the safeguard
placed around their employment or
tin Ir hours of labor could (pill I heir
11 iiion. i? 11'. they need uoi look to
the law in help them as long u hp
,n Iho gov< rnor's chair.
"Asked as to how this might work
when applied to (ha working women
and girls who might be subjected to
hardships which they might be pow
erless to avoid, (ho governor stated
thai they did not have to work under
those conditions as there was plenty
of other work they could go to. though >
w hen pressed for the source of this j
work ho did not answer. He further!
gave me to understand that neither I
nor any other outsider need conn- to
him with any complaint, that the man
or woman affected must com ? to him
personally or no action would be <ak
'This matter was refewdd to the
federation on Wednesday night and.
the resolution was pas: :0d and or
dered sent to the governor, To my I
ii h .'. this action of the cliiof* ox< mttl\
in assuming the duties of rilhoi
v, herb the law does nbl provide for
such assumption Is morejj in keeping
Dr. liullcj Ol' Clinton Chosen as Presi
dent for Knsiilng Year Delegates
to State Association Selected.
At a meeting, held Monday in the
ollieos of Dr. Rolle K. Hughes in the
Dial-Cray ..Hie" building, the Laurens
County Medical Society elected ofllccrs
for the ensuing year and selected del
egates t(. the next annual,meeting of
the State Medical Association which
meets in Charleston April 20.
The society elected the following
as officers for another year: Dr. T.
W. L. Ouiloy of Clinton, presie'ent; Dr.
.1 Lindsay Fennel of Waterloo, ? ice
president: Dr. A. J. Christopher of
Laurens, treasurer: Dr lesse II. Ten
gm- of I.aureus, secretary.
Dr. \Y. D. Ferguson, 'he retiring
president, and Dr. It. F. Hughes were
elected as delegates to the Charles
ton convention of doctors next month,
With Dr. T. \V. I.. Ilalloy or Clinton
and Dr. .1. II. Tcague of Laurens as
GLASS FACTORY TO 01'KX.
Furniture Factor) Itulldlng has heen
llouglli and will he Utilized.
The promoters of the new Laurens
Class Factory have bought the plant
:in<: land of the furniture factory and
will use it instead of building a new
plant. The furniture machinery lias
been sold to a concern in Greenville
and has already been taken out. An
architect is now at work preparing
plans and specifications for the re.
modeling of the buildings to moel
the requirements. Preparations are
being made to place the furnaces, the
material for which having been plac
ed on the ground several days ago.
Th.- actual work will be started on
the building next week and 1 res. Dial
says that the factory will he in Opera
tion within '.?(> days.
This plant will bo a big addition lo
the cut u'priscs of Laurens as a large
number of highly salaried men will bo
employed. It is hoped by the promo
ters of the plan to enlarge the mill
in severr.l .wars, after the work has
gotten well under way ami a good
'vo"king force established.
F.u'iuirV's uro cotning in sf< udi!;
io ihe output : i d class of work |o
he done. For (lie present fhe heavy
joda bottles will be the main product.
a ? i rnel in ?; a ?? i ??: ?
iie!.i ;: 11 sect ions oi'
/ \( II Met; tin: p/| vi).
Well Known Correspondent of Hie Co
IIIIIIlllll Mate ami \lltll01' el' "The
/..m'm Medice. Washington corn
pondent of the Columbia State and the
Nashville Teiinesseonn, and formerly
editor of the Spnrtaublirg Herald died
in Washington ai his nppartmohfa In
i he Brunswick, a few minutes affer
<; o'clock Thursday c. on lug
Ifo was conscious to the end and
realized that dealli was near soine
limo before he breathed his lasl. With
him at the I line ol hi dent ;i v\ ? . ? lib
The only other snrvlvlng member
of his Inuin dlate fatiill> i. s. II, >.ic
Mr. McO.lieh was Ihlrty-hliio years
of ago and had apparently iust begun
the nipt t useful period of his life.
His newspaper work was of the
highest order it III] lid attracted much
attention In various parts of the
country by his political correspond
In P.iOT he was married to Miss
Helen Irwin, daughter of T. A. Ir
win, of Spartanburg. She died In
October, P.tos. A sister. Mrs. Town
send of I'IIIon, died in Washington in
December last year.
The funeral was conducted from the
train at GroonWOOd at 2 o'clock Sat -
urday afternoon and Iniormont wni Iii
the ramlly burying ground in thai oityi
contested by organized labor and will
only serve to bind us el?si r foe, ither
in our next election and lllfi llCXl 11111 n
will have to prove llinl lie is witil I lie
SKOVfl \ I Kit
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
Oratorical and Athletic As
Representatives of flu? Count) High
Schools Organize ut a Steeling Held
Hero Last Sutut'daj Officers and
Advisory Hoard Miosen.
At a meeting in the city lost Sal
nrday of representatives from the
s?-\?>i a I High Sehoola of tho county.
I lie Laurent; County division of the
South Carolina School Oratorical ami
Athletic association was formerly or
ganised. Tho association elected of
ficers as follows: James C. Todd. ol
Laurens, iiresldent; Douglas Font her.
stone of Laurens, vice president; .1
II. Little of Clinton, secretary; Kni
est White of Orayt'ourl-Owings, Irons
urer. In addition. Hie society select
ed two advisory hoards oratorical and
athletic. The former hoard is con.
posed of M. L. Jones, superintendent
of the Laurens city schools; It. I)
Hyrd, principal of the Shiloh High
school; Glen I'. Pnrrott, principal of
the Cross Hill High school, while the
latter consists of J. ?' Martin, prin
cipal of the Cray Court -OwlllgS In
stitute; 1! L. Parkinson, principal ol
the Laurens. city schools, ami B, II
Hall, superintendent of the Clinton
Th(! association will hold another
meeting Saturday. March II. when the
two committees will submit a con
SlitUtlon and by laws for adoption b>
the society, after the same has been
j approved by the respective schools o!
1 it is ih - purpose of he oratorical
association to hold Its second annual
contest somcilmi in April. Meantime,
the eight high schools of the county
will hold their preliminary conti Ii
I in order to : eli el a repri . 1 ntntivc li
I the annual < ont< t To 1 ho vvium 1
in 1 his debate will ho given (lit hono
'of represent lug Laurens County ii
; tin- Stale 1 lot, ?.?,' I! i; \i Sc! ..,.1 oratoi i
111 connect ion . i .: 1' -? oujity ore
I'u ?????! conti .??. sei ? ? 1 Intel
Walter Hill. \\'add.\ Hill J C. Mai
1 i.1. A! ehle Smith, from 1 <?. y 1 'on 11
I) .vings: It. I). I lyrd and Willie V\
from Shiloh; Walker McFaddeu. .1
II. Little. J. F. Jacobs, Cluytoii Vouni
.!. L. Adair. from Clinton; J. W. Watt
Marens lloyd. N'ioh I'aik. . from Trln
Ity Itidge; Charlie Lock wood, from
Waterloo'; Walter iludgohs, fi 1
Mount vlllo'; Ceo. I. I'll is. I'.. L. Jon.
1!. I.. Pa rklnson, Sam I hilt, u... ?
Mo jol.y, Jahn . Mel .in. .hum Vtilani
.1. Terry, Itutlcdg ? |0.h hellte
Richard Dnnlop, Dottgln l"'<
Mr. < has, < . <? irllni ion,
Laurens, died . ;? udn 'im 1 at ' : ? ??
will he buri'i d Tu- sday moi nit)
Williamston. Mr. Darlington had h n
partially paraly/od lor several ye
1 le I tuves bis wife and four dau
tors tie- Misses Margaret, I,idle, Ja
ule and Vahle Gnrlington, and so.v* in
brothers and sisters, at 1.amens.
Mr. GarlingtOtl way- Li in in Lau
u ns August IT. is.'. I. tin >on of tin
iato col. 11. w. Gnrlington and Mr
101 Iza Godfrey I la : 1 i nglon. I no Ro?
Dr. Hughes Honored.
At t In- recent annual me. : ing a
Italelgh of ih. Trl-Stale M 'dlcal As
sociatioh, Dr. Rolfe IS. llnghi of thi
city was elected secretary and Iroft
tirer for ihe < nsuliig .? ? ai?? lie ;i i ?