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AQAIIN IIN LIMELIGHT
Come In for a Sliaro of Harro-Wilson
Controversy and Takes a Lick at
A few weeks ago quite a natioual
sensation was aroused by the break
between Woodrow Wilson, candidate
?for the Democratic, nomination for
president, and Col. George B. M. Har
vey, editor of Harper's Weekly. The
break came when Col. Harvey with
drew his support from Gov. Wilson,
wMcli withdrawal was followed by an
explanation by Col. Watterson, who
stated that the support was with
drawn because Gov. Wilson requested
it. It was hinted by different papers
that the reason for Gov. Wilson's ac
tion was because of his opinion that
the support <>r Col. Harvey, whose
publications were partly owned by the
.Morgan interests, was hurting bis
>campalgn, As an aftermath of the
Hurry following this rupture, Col.
Watterson, according to stories sent
?out from Washington Saturday, give
out very interesting correspondence
?between himself and Senator Tillman.
Washington, Jan. 2G.?Interest in
the controversy between Woodrow
Wilson and (!. B. M. Ha|rvey and
Henry Watterson over Gov. Wilson's
aspirations for the Democratic presi
dential nomination, was revivified to
night when Col. Watterson gave out
correspondence that bad passed be
tween himself and Senator B. R. Till
man of South Carolina yesterday and
today. The correspondence indicated
that the break between Col. Harvey
and Col. Watterson on tbe one hand,
and Mr. Wilson on the other, was due
to Col. Watterson's appeal for finan
cial aid to Thomas P. Ryan of New
York. The correspondence follows:
"Washington, D. ('.. Jan. 'JC, 1912.
"My Hoar Sir:
"Referring to the socalled 'Harvey
Watterson incident.' I find you quoted
by the newspapers of this morning to
following effect: '1 had given Henry
Watterson credit for more sense than
to try to foist off a story like this
With the material facts concealed.'
The man who makes a public state
ment 'with the material facts con
cealed' Is little other than a scoun
drel. 1 have the right to demand of
you upon what warrant of authority
you make this serious accusation
against me, ami to ask a reply
through my friend, tne Hon. Swager
Sil rley of Kentucky.
"With great respect,
"Hon. M. R. Tillman.
"United States Sonnte."
"Washington. Jan. "?'?. 1912.
"My Dear Sir:
"In your note of January -?>. hand
ed me by the Hon. Swager Sherloy,
you call my attention to an Interview
which 1 had given out in reference to
the I larvey-Wattorson-Wilson inci
tlent, in which 1 say, I had given
Henry Wattei'SOU credit for more
sense than to try to ioist off a story
like this with the material facts Con
"Yon demand to know upon what
warrant of authority you mnke this
serlOUS accusation against me.'
In your statement to the press
you described in detail the rupture
between Gov, Wilson and Col. Har
vey, but said nothing as to what
caused It. All lending papers of the
Country seem to know why Gov. Wil
son severed relations with Col. Har
vey, and you. as a leading newspaper
man and self-confessed exporl groom
er of presidential candidates, must
have known it at the lime your state
ment was published. I very properly
Concluded thai you knew the reasons
for tbe rupture, and when you made
public the manner In which it occur
red without giving the causes, you
were unquestionably concealing the
"Very respectfully yours.
"To Col. Henry Watterson.
"Washington, 1). C."
Marse Henry's Answer.
" Washington, January 26, 1012.
"My Dear Sir: I have never pre
tended lo be a groomer of presidential
candidates, expert or otherwise, but
1 desire your good opinion and wrote
with that as well as the truth of this
matter In mind.
"I am with you, senator, in wish
ing a Democrat, and not a psoudo
Republican, for our presidential
nominee. It was no less from a sense
? of party duty than of justice as be
tween man and man that I made the
statement to which?upon a total
misapprehension of I he facts?you
"I have been aware for nearly a
week that recognized apokesmen for
<lov. "Wilson were industriously Cir
culating the story that the real rea
son why Gov. Wilson broke with Col.
Harvey was that Col. Harvey had
tried to bring Mr. Thomas F. Ryan
into tbe governor's campaign. But
until you gave credence to the story,
it could not be Invested with any re
sponsibl authority. Its origin was
mysterious, Its circulation surreptl
rtious. consequently there has been, up
to this time nothing either to deny
Lie of Whole Clufh.
"Now, senator, I know of my own
knowledgo that that story is n lie
made out of whole cloth. If any per
son ventures to question this asser
tion, I have in my possession proof
conclusive which I hold myself ready
to placo boforo your honest and truth
"I do not accuse oGv. Wilson of
originating or circulating this inven
tion, manufactured to make a hero
of him at the expense of the friend
who has most effectulaly served him.
I do not assume that he .is aware of
the dastardly work being done by Iiis
alleged agents, but the fact remains
that Qov. Wilson knows as well as 1
do that the story is false. He may or
may not feel thai ho owes any obliga
tion to Col. Harvey. That is n mat
ter of which ho must be the judge.
Hut 1 do insist thttj lie owes it to his
honor to repudiate tljat story and to
disavow those who at 1 striving to
inject the calumny Into the public
Went to ityaii.
"At Qov. Wilson's instand?. I had
undertaken to assist his accredited
managers in raising the considerable
sums of money needful to the prose
cution of his campaign, and in this
my efforts were not wholly unfruitful.
As the business proceeded the name
of Thomas P. Ryan, not unnaturally
came into my mind. He is a Demo
crat; he is a Virginian, ho is my friend
Knowing him to be a disinterested
man. having no axe to grind, I hoped
that 1 might induce him to help out
what I believed was a good cause.
Qov. Wilson's managers were delight
ed with the suggestion. Col. Harvey
had nothing whatever to do with it,
and, as far as 1 am aware, know
nothing whatever about it.
"Throughout this unhappy affair. I
Have been an unwilling witness?in its
consequence somewhat of an Innocent
bystander?having been up to the
hour of the Harvey incident, a sin
cere believer in Qov. Wilson. He is
a man of ability. In some ways he
might prove a candidate of availa
bility, but 1 fear that if he became our
president, we might discover all too
late that he possesses personal pecu
liarities which would prove disastrous.
Wo want in the While House a man
of broad mind as well as polished in
tellect, of heart gratitude no less dar
"1 remain with great respect,
"Your obedient servant,
"To Hon. H. R. Tillninn."
Not Sought by Wilson.
New York, a.in. 2G.- Qov. Woodrow
Wilson, on his departure for Boston
on the midnight express tonight, made
the following statement in reference
to the Watterson-Tlllmnn correspond
ence given out in Washington:
"In so fai as 1 am concerned, the
statement that Col. Watterson was
requested to assist in raising money
in my behalf is absolutely without
foundation. Neither I nor any ona
authorized to represent me ever made
any stich request of him."
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ASSESSOR'S NOTICE 1912.
The Auditor's office will he open
from the lut of January to the 20th of
February, 1912, to make returns of all
personal property for taxation and
wherever changes have been made in
For the conveneience of taxpayers
the Auditor or his deputy will attend
the following named places to roceive
returns for said year to wit:
Wednesday, Jan. 31, Young's Store,
Young's Township, 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Thursday, Feb. 1, Pleasant Mound,
Young's Township, 9 a. m. to 12 m.
Thursday, Feb. 1, Lanford's, Young's
Township, 2 to 5 p. m.
Friday, Feb. 2, Ora, Scuflletown
Township, 9 a. m. to 12 m.
Friday, Feb. 2, Watts Mil! store, Lau
rens, 2 lo 7: !I0 p. m.
Tuesday, Fob. 6th, .1. S. ('rain's stOl'C,
Scuflletown Township, 10 a. m. to .'?
AU male citizens between' the ages of
21 and 00 years on the 1st of Jan
uary, except those who are incapable
of earning a support from being maim
ed or from other causes, are deemed
polls, Confederate veterans excepted.
Also all male citizens between the
ages of IS and 50 on the 1st day of
January, 1912, are liable to a road tax
of $1.50 and are required to make their
return of same to the Auditor during
the lime above specllied and shall pay
to the County Treasurer at the same
lime other taxes are paid in lieu of
working the road.
All taxpayers are required to give
Township and No. of School District;
also state whether property is situat
ed in town or country. Each lot. tract
of parcel of land must be entered sep
After t'ne 20th of February 50 per
cent, penalty will be attached for fail
ure to make returns.
J. W. THOMPSON,
No . 29. 1911?td
State of South Carolina,
County of 1,aureus.
In Court of Common Pleas,
Wilmington Savings & Trust Company,
P. G. Franks, Nancy M. Franks, W.
I, . Cray and Palmetto Hank of I.au
reus, S. C, Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree of the Court in
the above stated case, 1 will sell at
public outcry, to the highest bidder,
at Laurens c. 11., S. C. on salesday
in February next, being Monday, the
5th day of the month, during the legal
hours of such sales the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that lot, piece or parcel of land
lying, being and situate on Chestnut
and Barle streets in the city of Lau
rens. county and slate aforesaid, con
taining one ball' an acre, more or less,
with the following metres and bounds:
fronting on said Chestnut street I0S
links and on Barlo street 251 links,
bounded by Haid streets and lots of
W. 0. Irby and lot formerly owned by
Uenliico Yonrgin, being the lot con
veyed to Nancy M. Franks by \Y. C.
Irby on March IS, IMS, the deed there
to being recorded in Hook s page .n 1
in Clerk of Court's Olllco lor I.aureus
Also, all that lot, piece or parcel
of land lying, being and situate with
in two miles of I.aureus O. II.. on ('Un
ion road, county and stale aforesaid,
containing forty one (41) acres, more
or less, boumbd by lands of Mrs. K.
.1. flarllngton, J. D. Chlldrcss and oth
ers, being the tract conveyed to P.
C Cranks, by Sallie Hallow on June
II, 1900, and known as part of the
Also, all that lot. piece or parcel
of land lying, being and situate with
in two miles of Laurens C. II. on lin
ton road, county and state aforesaid,
containing eighty (our 18-I) acres,
more or less, bounded by lands of Hi
ram Gnrlington, Mart Hunter and
others, being the tract conveyed to
It, (5. Franks, by 11, F. Hallow on June
II, 190(5, and known as the Burnsidc
Also, all that lot. piece or parcel of
land lying, being ami situate about
two miles front Lnurons 0. IL, adjoin
ing Ihn above described tract of land,
containing 30 1-2 acre* more or loss,
ami known as (lie W. H, Motto place,
hounded by lands known as W. II,
.Motte place, the Scoti Templet oh place
.lim Allen, Hiram Garllngti n ami It.
Said lands sold upon the follow
ing terms: Oho hall' cash, and (he bal
ance oil a Credit Ol* '?II' >e;il\ lo In'
-seenrod by the bond of (he purchaser,
land a mortgage of the promises, the
j eordli portion t<> hear legal Intoroi I
from day of sale with the leave of
purchaser to pay entire bid in cash.
Purehnsnr to pay for papers and if
jnircbti w>r fails to comply with terms
of sale, said premises to be resold at
his risk, upon the same or some sub
sequenl salcsdny, upon same terms.
JOHN D. OWINGS,
Sheriff Laurens County.
Dated ibis IFdll day of January. A.
D. 1012. 2.')-3t
Time for Cleaning Streams In Lau
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Pursuant to an Act of the General
Assembly of South Carolina, providing
therefor, the Hoard of County Commis
sioners of Laurens County in the state
aforesaid does hereby Hx the follow
ing dates for the cleaning of streams
within said county during the year A.
D. 1912, to wit: That nil streams with
in said county shall he cleaned out as
required by law during the period be
ginning the first day of February and
ending the thirty-first day of March;
and that they shall again be cleaned
within the period beginning July 15th
and ending August 31st, A. D. 1912.
All land-owners and persons In
charge of lnnda within said county are
hereby notltled and required to clean
their streams within the above named
Done at Laurens. S. C, in regular
annual meeting thin the 4th day of
January, A, 1). 1912.
M. B. HUMBERT, Supervisor,
Chairman of the Hoard of
Clerk of the Hoard.
- OF THE -
The Dunks of the County Treasurer
will be opened for tho collection of
State, County and Commutation Koad
Taxes for fiscal year, 1911, at the
Treasurer's Office from October 16th.
to December 31st, 1911. After Decem
ber 31st., one per cent, will be added.
After January 31st, two per cent, will
be added, and after February 28th.,
seven per cent, will be added till the
16th. day of March, 1912, when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property in more
than one Towiwhip are requested to
call for receipts in each of tbe several
Townships in which the property is
located. This is important, as addition
al cost and penalty may be attached.
All able-bodied male Citizens be*
tween the *w.es of 21 and cat years of
ago are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00
except old soldiers, who ate exempt at
."id years of age. Commutation Koad
Tax $1.60, in lieu of road duly.
The Tax levy is as follows:
For State purposes.5% mills
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mills
For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds 1 mill
For Roads and Bridge Monds 3 mills
For Court House Monds . . , .2 mills
Special Schools- Laurons Township.
Main ens No. 11 .7 mills
Trinity Ridge No. 1.I mills
Maddens No. 2.2 millB
Nnrnie No. 3.L' mills
Baileys No. 1.2 mills
Mills No. 5.2 mills
Oak Grove No. 0..2 mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Special Schools -Youngs Township.
Votings No. 3.2 mills
Youngs No. 2. .3 mills
Youngs No. 1.3 mills
Youngs No. 5.3 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3M.6 mills
Man ford No .10.A Vi mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Youngs No. 1.3 mills
Special Schools Dials Township.
Green Pond No. 1.3 mills
Dials No. 2.3 mills
Shiloh No. 3.2 mills
Gray Court-Owings No. 6 .. ..4 mills
Bnrksdale No. ?.2 mills
Dial Church No. 7.2 mills
Fountain Inn No. 2M.6 mill?
Special Schools Sullivan Township.
Mt. Betlioi No. 2.3 mills
Princeton No, l.3 mills
Poplar Springs No. 3.2 mills
Ri.bun No. 1.1 mills
llcndorsonvilla No. t.I mills
Friendship No. 0.'2\'^ mills
Brewerlon No. 7.3 mills
Sullivan Township It H Monds I mill
Special School;; Waterloo Township.
Waterloo No. 11.3 mills
Mt. Gallagher No. I.3 mills
Methlohcm No. 2.2 mills
lOkom No. 3.I mills
Oentorpolnt No. l.2 mills
Oakvlllo No. r..3 mills
Ml. Pleasant No. 0.2 mills
Mt. Olive No. 7.2 mills
Special Schools Cross Hill Township
Cross Hill No. 13.C mills
Cross Hill No*. I.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 2.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 1.2 mills
Cross Hill No. f.2 mills
Cross Hill No. C.2 mills
Special Schools Hunter T iW nah I p.
Mountville No. 10.\% mills
Hunter No. 2.2 mills
Hunter No. 2.2 mills
Clinton No. 5.t> mills
Hunter No. S.3 mills
Special Schools lacks Township.
Hurricane No. 15.3 mills
Shady Groyo No. ?.2 mills
Special Schools Scufllotown Township
Mangston Church No. 3.3 mills
Scuilletown No. l .2 mills
Ma a ford No. in.?! Vi mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Prompt attention will he-given those
who wish to pay their Taxes through
tin' ntail by chock, money order, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to
be lakon oil are requested to send
them early; and give the Township of
each, as the Treasurer is very busy
during the month of December1,
MOSS D. YOt'NG,
County Tu a: urori
September IT., 1911 id.
Male of Smith ( nrolimi,
( oiiill \ of !.aureus.
In Court of Common Pleas.
.1. W. Leak, Plaintiff
<'asper Walts, I lefi ndnnt.
Pursuanl to a decree of Courl in the
above slated CtlHO, I will sell at public
outcry to the highest bidder, at Mau
rons, c. II., s. c, on Salesday in
February next, being Monday the Gth
day of tin: month, during the- legal
hours for such sales, the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that tract, piece or parcel of
land, situate In the city of Matirens,
in county ami slate aforesaid, con
taining Beven-tenths of an acre, more
or less lying souUi on Fleming St. and
bounded north by said Fleming street,
west by C. & W. C. My. track, south by
lands of Caroline Mr Morris, cast by
Terms of sale: One-half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
date of sale, tbe credit portion tO b?>
secured by bond and mortgago of the
purchaser over tbe said premises,
bearing legal interest from date, with
leave to purchaser to pay his entire
bid In cash. Purchaser to pay for pa
pers. If the terms or sale aro not com
piled with, tho land to bo resold on
same or some subsequent salesday on
same terms, at risk of former purchas
John F. Dolt.
C. C. C. P. & O. S., I^urens, S..C.
Dated this January 12, 1912.
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