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Your Children will Want Shoes for Easter
And they'll want them every bit as good as the ones their parents get, so come here where styles
are right and qualities best.
We have turned our entire effort to acquiring the best line of Footwear that the children of Laurens
have ever known. To this end we are carrying a complete line of the famous
Merriam Shoes for Children
Come in and judge of our success. There is more snap and ginger in this line of Children's Shoes than any you have ever
Easter 16th of the Month.
Every child will surely want a new pair for that day. Call and see the many stylish models we have for spring. Try them
and you will marvel at their grace and perfect fit. Wear them and you will certainly conclude that better shoes cannot be made.
THE H. M. MERRIAM SHOE COMPANY
Agents for Laurens, S. C.
A IN ACT TO PROVIDE
FOR RURAL POLICEMEN
f nil Text of the Special Hill Creating
rosition of Rural Policemen.
On tho :!Otli of last March The Ad
vertiser published tlit following:
"Mention was made lask week of the
i.ppointment of Messrs A. It. Sullivan
;. nd S. W. Lowe as rural policemen
for Lauivus County. Fielow is given
"the full text of the Act. under the
: rovlsions of which these special offi
cers were named and will operate:
Section I. He It enacted by tho goner
al assembly of the state of South Car
ina. That Immediately after the ap
: "oval <>i this the governor upon
? ? recommendation of the members
?' iii;> general assembly for ilie eoun
tv of I.aureus shall appoint from the
registered electors of said county two
.tii ?-bodled mon of good habits and
1 :">?'?,i as nun who are not addlotod
io tho use of alcholic liquors, and
'?.hall commission them as county |>o
liccmon for the term of two vears, sub
lect always to removal by the governor
Sec. 2. That the county board of
n troml.ssionors of I.aurens county shall '
fix the salaries of said policemen which J
nail he soventy-flve dollars per month
payable by the county treasurer upon
he warrant of the county supervisor
>ut of the ordinary county funds and
?hall be furnished each with two uni
forms |>er year to be prescribed and
approved by the comity board of com
(.??tos'onM's, prov'dod. however that
said policemen shall provide them
selves with policemens' billets and
Mich fire arms as may be prescribed
r>y the i;al<>. county board of com
missioners and with horses for regu
lar use in riding over the county and
:>nrforming duty as mounted pollce
iien and shall bear all the expenses In
dent to their servic-.-.
Sec 3. That it shall l>o the duty of
Eftld policemen under the general con
rot and direction of the sheriff of the
'ountyof Lnurons, to patrol and police
'ho county especially in the rural dls
rlcts and to prevent or detect and
prosecute for violations of the crimi
nal law of every kind making nrrests
.pon their own initiative as well as
jpon complaint or information and to
report all their acts and all know or
?uspectcd violations of the criminal
law to the sheriff of the county once
h week or offener if required, and they
shall appear iiofore the court of gen
eral sessions od the first day of each
?erm thereof and report to the solid
tor the conditions with reference to;
lawlessness in the county and during
the term of the court to he subject to
the direction of the solicitor.
Sec. I The said policemen shall pa
trol the entire county at least twice a
week by sections assigned to each by
tlie sheriff, remaining on duty at night
when occasion or circumstances sug
gest the proplrety thereof to prevent
or detect crime or to make an arrest
and they shall always be on duty for'
not less 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 prob- !
able or vagrants may !>?? loafing or
alcoholic Ibpiors may ha sohl, bart
ered or given away, and they shall as
often as practicable ride by houses
that are off the public highways and,
in lonely parts of the county, especial-j
ly such as are without male protectors
,'fnd shall us:> every means to prevent
or detect, arrest and prosecute for
breaches of the peace drunkenness,
using obscene or profane language,
boisterous conduct or discharging of
Hrcrums on the public highways, or
at any public place or gathering, car
rying weapons contrary to law. gamb
ling, vagrancy, setting out lire, viola
tion of the game and fish laws, cruelty
to animals or children, violation ol the
child labor laws, lynching and for the
violation of any and every law which
is detrimental to the peac ?, good order
and good morals of the community.
Sec. ">. That said policemen shall
have authority for any suspected
freshly committed crime whether up
vlcw or upon prompt Information or
complain' to arrest without warrant
and in pursuit of the criminal or sus
pected criminal to enter houses or
break therein whether in their own
county or in an adjoining county, and
they shall have the right ami authority
to summon the posse comltntus to as
sist In enforcing the laws, nnd any cit
izen who shall fail to respond and
render assistance when so summoned
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor nnd
upon conviction shall he punished by
Imprisonment for thirty days or by a
fine of not less than thirty dollars nor
more than one hundred dollars. Pro
vided whero an arrest Is made without
warrant the person so arrested shall
bo forthwith carried bofore the nearest
magistrate and a warrant of arrest
procured and disposed of as the mag
istrate shall direct.
Sec. 6. That each of said policemen
shall before entering upon the dls
Charge of his duty cuter 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 du
ties and for stich damages as may be
sustained by reason of his, mnlfosance
in office or abuse of his discretion and
shall in addition to the oath of office
now prescribed by section 2t; of Ar
ticle III of the constitution and by
section 582 volume 1 code of laws
1902 take and subscribe the following
oath or affirmation, to wit, "l further
solemnly swear tor affirm) that dur
ing my term of office us county police
man I will study the Act creating my
office and prescribing my duties and
will be alert and vigilant to enforce
the criminal laws of the state am) to I
detect and bring to punishment every
violation of the sain i and will con
duct myself at all times with ?lue con
sideration to all persons and will not
)).? influenced in any matter on no- ,
count of personal bias or prejudice,
so help me God." The sah! bond nnd
oaths shall be tiled and kepi with the
Clerk of court for Laurens County.
Sec. 7 That ^ifter the appointment
and qualification of the two policemen
provided for In this Act (lie present
dispensary constables appointed by
the governor, under an Act known as
the Caroy-Qothran Act shall be dlo
cordinuori in so far as Lauren.-, county
Sec s. All Ads or parts of Acts In
consistent with the provisions of this
Act are hereby ropealed.
Approved the ISth day of February.
A. f)., 1910."
Statement by Mr. Lowe.
Kdltor Laurens Advertiser:
I wish to make a correct statement
In regard to the Counts escapade, as
my name has been mentioned in the
I have been county constable for
Laurens for three years and I have
served as rural policeman for one
year and a few days. In all of my
work I have treated everybody with
courtesy nnd fairness. I will contin
ue to do my duty as the law directs.
In the enforcement of law and order.
Now. as to the Counts place; 1 have
never in my life been on Mr. Counts';
place. I had a warrant for Frnzier
Hrown, charged with shooting Ceo
Workman with a pistol, with the Intent
to kill. This shooting occurred on
Sunday morning, March 12th. in a
gambling row. I was informed that
this place was rented by Mr. Counts
from Mr. .Shaw. I learned that this
negro was on Mr. Counts' "Colcnian
Place." Rural Policeman .lames .Mad
don went to Mr. Counts' place, armed
with the above stated warrant. We
saw Mr. Ball, (Mr. Counts' overseen
in the public highway and between
Mrs. Stokes' place and the Counts
place. Mr. Hall said that Frazler
Brown had been working on the place
since he shot Ceo. Workman, but that
he had left his employ. I told Mr.
Ball that If he wanted to work tin
negro, to get Mr. Counts to go on his
bond for his appearance at Court. Mr.
Hall said that if be could get to sit
the negro he would try to make the
arrangements, so I left.
Now this accusation about mo go
Ing on Mr. Counts' place day after
day is an infernal lie and whoever
told it knew ho was lying '. passed
Mr Counts' plat" once this year and.
If negro criminals run on seeing me.
I cimi'i help it. The law requires for
rural policemen to navel the public
highways and look out for lawbreak
ers. "The Herald" says that Ml ase
will protect tho one-horse farmer as
quick ns he will the big fanner. Well.
I am a one-horse farmer; so I will
call on that lOd I (or to ask the gover
nor not to dismiss me on the say-so of
private individuals. So I am willing
to be tried on this matter as to Whctll
er I have overstepped the law or Mr.
Blcase ?<r Mr. Counts by tho follow
1st. Col. T. B. Crews.
2nd Mr. Archie Willis.
3rd Sheriff .lohn l). Owings.
Now. we are working under the sup
ervision of tbe sheriff and if I was
overstepping tho law, Mr. Counts
could have gone to the sheriff and
made bis complaint. That would have \
been ihe proper course. As for poli-1
tics being In the matter. I know that
politics didn't get me my appointment.
When Ansel was elected Governor the
flrHt time. I voted for Mr. Klchard 1.
Manning, but Ansel appointed mo
county constable and the representa
tives, or at least F. 1?. McQowan and
Dr. J. H. Miller knew that I voted for
Manning. But in Ansel's second race
I voted for Ansel. None of the repre
sentatives asked anything about who
I voted for; I was appointed the sec
and third time, so there were no poli
tics In my appointment.
S. W. Lowe.
Cross Hill, S. C, April 10. HH1.
UR.KIND'S NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Slop That Cough.
j DEATH OK KOKK KT ?, KING.
Following :t long period of illness.
Mr. Robert It. King died Friday lllghl
tit .-no o'clock :it the homo of his
son-in-law, Mr. Fred Kickinnn, Mills!
street. On Sunday morning nl 10
o'clock fun -rat services wer.? held at
the home of Mr. Rlckman, the Itev.
John ('. Davis, pastor of the Second
Methodist church, ofllcinting. At the
conclusion of these services interni ml
was made in the city cemetery<
Mr. King was in the 77th year of
his age and is survived by his widow
and live children, as follows: M -ssrs.
Arvine King of Waterloo, and Walter
King of Greenwood; Mrs. Lee Monroe
of Spnrtnnburg, Mrs. George Martin
of Nowborry ami Mrs. Fred llickman
.lust lifty years ago Robert King vol
1:10 eied for service in the Confeder
ate war. Jolnihg McOelh's Artillery
and had proceeded lo Charleston bov
oral woeka boforo actual hostilities
hrok ? out On the Morning ol April
I'j ln> was on the floating battery in
li).' harbor of Charleston when the
historic first gun was tired on Fort
Slimier. While he laid no claim ?0
the honor of having it rod thu first,
round, he did maintain Unit he pulled
the lanyard that caused his piece of
artillery to send the second charge In
to the camp of the enemy. He went,
through the entire four years' strug
gle and was engaged in many of the
most Important battles of the war.
lie was a son of Charley King who
lived <>n Saluda river, on the Cunning
ham estates for a number of years and
raised a large family of hoys, three or
four of whom were killed on the bat -
tlfield during the Civil War.
Hole-it King was an honest man. re
spected by his neighbors and lionorod
by bis war Colnrades.
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