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ANOTHER WEEK FOR
Blease Having a Hard Time
BEFORE THE PEOPLE
The Factory Inspection stunt of Col.
Ii. SI. Green lias Caused Sonic Lit
tle Merriment Among tlie Legislator?
and lias Shown the Governor I'p in
Ids True Light
(By .1. Rutlodge McGhee.)
Columbia, s. C, Feb. 2G.?With pos- j
sibly the longest session on record the
general assembly reconvenes today to
wind out the eighth week of a session
marked by many Interesting develop
ments, not (ho least or which may be
mentioned the positive stand taken by
tho members as regards the veto of
Gov. Blease. The past week has boon
devoted almost entirely to tho work
of passing the appropriation bill over
the governor's disapproval thirty one
items of which wen- vetoed by Blonse,
but which with tho exception of three
were passed over him. The senate
passed every single item over the veto
with an average vote of -'!> to :i while
the house refused to sustain the gov
ernor by an average of 82 to 7, or
thereabouts. In tho senate the most
important matter to come before them
was the citizenship bill introduced by
Senator Christensen, which passed the
veto by a decisive vote. This bill
provides that no foreigner will he able
to vote unless ho can show proper
registration or if his vote is challeng
ed he must show his naturalization
papers. It also passed the house by
a decisive vote.
The senate also passed the million
dollar bond issue which became a law
by forfeiture on account of the fact
that tho governor did not sign the
bill. It will go before the people at
the coming election. The bill makes
provision for bonds to build the new
hospital for tho insano which is to
be erected in tho suburbs of Columbia.
Another matter which received the
attention of tho general assembly is
the thousand dollar "fee" paid to Col.
L. M. Qreon, who was appointed by
the govornor to inspect cotton mills
and paid out of his contingent fund.
The governor last year vetoed the fac
"iry inspection act and cut off the
salaries of the inspectors, and it was
brought out on the floor of the house
by Mr. Stevenson when a section of
tho appropriation bill regarding the
disbursements of special funds for j e
clfled purposes that the governor had
taken under his hands an authority
that tho bill particularly wanted to
remedy, namely, that of using funds
for purposes other than for which they
were appropriated. Mr. Browning read
somo letters which had boon written
by Col Green, indicating that he se
cured his Information from the otlice
of Commissioner Watson, and it was
also brought out on the floor of the
Houso that tho report in part of Col.
Green was identical with certain sec
tions of tho report of the commission
er. A lively discussion was had nit
on this item, and it ptssed over the
veto by a largo majo /.
Tho state warehouse bill has become
a law and tho three members of tho
commission as provided for in the
act have been elected. Senator J, W.
McCown was elected chairman of the
commission, whose salary will be
twenty one hundred dollars; the other
members being T. L. Cllnkscales, of
Anderson and Major Jno. S. Horlbeck
of Charleston, both of whom are to
receive a per diem for their services.
This bill was denounced by Governor
Blease, who further stated that while
he disapproved of It, since It had pass
ed so overwhelmingly lie would Bign
it. Ho gave somo advice as to wheth
l\er the bill should become a law.
Among the measures not pass
ed over tho veto was the medical
inspection act, which provides for the
inspection of school children in the
public schools. The governor took
tho position that this was an abridg
ment of democratic principles, In that
it would take the rights of parents out
of their hands and that it was contrary
to tho very foundation of the home.
Di\ Sawyer, of Georgetown, who had
favored the bill on the first passage
and who made a good speech in favor
of it, spoke against the passage over
tho veto, saying that ho had changed
his mind In regard to It. The bill
Interesting Session Held in the Office
of Dr. It. K. Hughes Monday.
The regular monthly meeting of the
county medical society was held In
the office of Dr. It. 10. Hughes Monday.
Though no regular papers were read,
an interesting discussion of scarlet
fever and infectious diseases took
The society was presented with a
beautiful gavel by Dr. T. L. W. Bailey,
president of the society. The pre
sentation was made in a very neat
address by Dr. Hughes.
A very interesting part of the meet
ing was the talk of Dr. Hughes on the
recent meeting of the Tri-State Medi
cal Association In Columbia, at which I
meeting Dr. Hughes was reelected sec- i
CXIOX SERVICES TONIGHT.
Congrcgntioi of the Three City
Churches Hear Speaker oh Sab
hath Obsr .uce.
It has I.n announced that a union
service will be held at tho Presby
terian church tonight, when Rev. W.
II. McMaster, Field Secretary of the
Lord Day Alliance, will address the
meeting. Tho three congregations of
the city will unite at the service in
stead of holding the regular Wednes
day evening prayer meetings.
The services will begin at 7:30
o'clock. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
SKOVGAARD COMIX; SOON.
Great Violinist who Made such a Rep
utation Here Last Year Coming
Skovgaard is coining. He will be
here Friday evening, February 8th
with several supporters. A pianist of
note and soprano sing< r of wido repu
tation will bo with him, so It is guaran
teed that a groat treat is in storo for
those who attend.
Mr. Jones made a special rate of
fifty cents for single tickets some time
ago. This r.ffer will remain open un
til March 1st. after which they will
go up to 7.r> cents. Tickets can be had
from Mr. Jones or from the ladies of
tho civic league.
Returns to her Old Home.
Miss Conine Putnam has resigned
her position in the graded schools
hero and has gone to her homo at
Gray Court, S. C. Miss Putnam's res
ignation was caused by the reduced
.attendance at the schools on account
of the epidemic of measles. During
he:- stay here she made many friends
whoso best wishes follow her to her
Lome The Jonesboro (Tonn.) Ad
vance. Miss Putnam is a daughter
of Mr. A. Putnam of dray Court. She
is very accomplished in expression
and has been extremely popular in so
cial circles throughout tho Southern
States, it will be quite a pleasure to
Miss Putnam's many friends hero and
in die county to have, her return again.
From Sedalia to Ren no.
Mr. W. N. Bobo, a prominent farm
er who has been living near Sedalia
In Union county lias purchased prop
erty from Mr. Jack Young, In the
neighborhood of Benno, and has tak
en up his homo there. Mrs. Bobo,
who has been in the city as the gucsf
of Hon. and Mrs. R. A. Cooper for a
few days, left for her now homo Fri
day. There Is now doubt but that
they havo been heartily welcomed by
their new neighbors.
Enters New Business.
Mr. Gibbon Traynhatn has opened up
an office In Damons and will do a
general real estato business. Ho will
also handle stocks and bonds. Mr.
Traynham is well known here and
his talents assuro him success in his
will probably come up again next
session when another fight will be
made on it.
The bill providing for commission
form of government in largo cities
was passed over the veto. This bill
was vetoed last year, and was not
finally acted upon by the sennte, hav
ing passed the house, until Saturday,
when It went through by a vote of 21
to (?. A resolution lins been introduc
ed In tho senate requesting the gov
ernor to report all bills in his pos
Both houses have passed resolutions
making an adjournment next Thurs
day. This means that all bills now In
possession of the governor will he
laws whether he approves or not.
3To Sebent ^Prosperity
Large numbers of people in the South are
effectively preventing the greatest prosperity in
the South by sending out of the South to buy all
the merchandise they can conveniently purchase
1&o promote prosperity
If these same people would buy all of their
supplies in the South, from their local merchants,
the villages, towns and small cities of the South
would quicken with the life of prosperity. It is
largely with the people of the South, whether or
not they will prevent or promote the prosperity of
DR. R. E. HUGHES
Secretary and Treasurer of the Tri
Stute Medical Association of the
Carolinas and Virginia.
During the annual session of the
Tri-State Medical Association In Co
lumbia last week, Dr. Rolfe B. Hughes
was re-eloeted the secretary and treas
urer for the coming year. Dr. Hughes
has always taken an active part in
the association, having been at one
time the President and during the
past year he has held the office to
which lie has again been elected. To
tho secretary-treasurer Is left most
of the business connected with the
annual meetings and the successful
manner In which he lias handled all
business has brought him compliments
from tho society and from the dis
tinguished medical men who attended
the past session.
Among tho others who took a prom
inent part in the convention was Dr.
Robert L. Qibbon of Charlotte, who
has relatives in Daurcns. Dr. Gibbon
icad a paper on "Appendicitis" pro
nounced by leading physicians one of
the finest of the many papers read.
VY. II. RIDDLE DEAD.
Clinton Citizen Died Sunday Night ami
was Hurled Yesterday Afternoon in
Mr. W. IL Piddle, a citizen of Clin
ton who has many relatives over tho
county, died at his home Sunday night
after a brief illness. His body was
brought to Laurens and yesterday af
ternoon tho funeral services and In
terment took place at the Laurens
cemetery, where a large number of
relatives and friends gathered to pay
a last tribute. The services were con
ducted by his pastor, Rev. J. B. Ma
li a ffcy, of the Clinton Methodist church
Mr. Piddle is survived by his wife,
who was a Miss Godfrey, and five chil
dren. Tile children are .T. L. Piddle.
Greensboro, N. C; Mrs. .1. .1. Crosby,
Greensboro, N. C; Mr. Luther Piddle
and Misses Planche and Nell, of Clin
Accidentally Shoots Himself.
Mr. Thad Cooper, chain gang guard
working near Owings station, acci
dentally shot himself yesterday after
noon and at last reports was expected
Although particulars are meagre, it
is thought thai he was chasing a rab
bit when a limb flew up nnd hit his
pistol, causing the cartridge to ex
plode. The bullet entered his head in
flicting a serious wound.
No further particulars were obtain
able at the time this paper went to
Next Saturday will be "Carnation
Day" at Hays Pharmacy. It is so call
ed from the fact that on that day ev
ery lady that visits the store will be
given a carnation from the Oakhurst
Nursery of Spartanburg.
Mr. E, P. Mlnter will leave today for
McPee, S. C , where he goes on bus
iness connected with the big tract of
land owned by the Southern Land De
velopment Co. of Laurens. Mr. Mln
ter states that they are having hun
dreds of .minifies about the big tract
And many am buying and settling
there A whole colony of settlers are
scheduled to arrive some time next
month to make that section their
LOVELY YOUNG WOMAN
TAKEN BY DEATH
!><?>Daughter of Mr. uuil .Mrs. W.'
II. Wharton, of Waterloo, Died Af
ter n Lout; Illness Student of Lan
Waterloo, Feb. 20.?In September
last. Miss Ida May Wharton, one of
Waterloo's most winsome young girls,
entered Landet College, where, by her
cordiality of manner and characteristic
qualities, she soon became tbe cen
ter of a wide circle of friends, but
only a few days before Thanksgiving
Day, sbc became ill and bidding school
mates and class-mates an affectionate
farewell, she came borne, thinking to
regain her usual health within a few
days' time and so resume her studies.
But, alas! Ida May's condition grew
so serious that distant physicians were
called in consultation, an hospital be
ing decided upon as imperative; so
on the y4th of December, she, accom
panied by her loving parents, was car
ried to Know 1 ton Hospital, Columbia,
where every skill known to the medi
cal profession was employed to com
bat her disease, but without avail, she,
died Wednesday evening, at 6 o'clock
with full realization and implicit faith,
leaving loved ones here to join her
mother In her borne of celeetial glory,
where, free from the sixteen weeks of
suffering which she endured with such
beautiful patience on earth, she is re
joicing with Cod's angels, in a home
of eternal life and happiness.
What a balm to the grief stricken
family sh.mld be the blessed assurance
from the dying lips of this sweet young
woman of her great confidence in
Cod's love, tbe last sweet words, as
she gently began her heavenward
journey, being just audible, as she,
With a radiant face, whispered. "All
is well, papa" Into the e<ir of her de
voted father and affectionate step
At an early age Ida May became
Identified witli the Methodist church
and was one of its most devoted mem
bers. She was the youngest daught
er of Mr. and Mrs. W. Henry Whnrton,
Mr. Whnrton having been married the
second time to Miss Hettio Heasley,
of Matesburg, and was a beautiful girl,
j just budding Into voting womanhood,
the picture of perfect health when sud
denly taken 111 and a conscientious
Christian, at all times true to self,
thus proving tier faithfulness to Cod
and man. In the death of Ida .May.
the parents, sister. Mrs. Joseph II.
Shealey, of SalUda, and brothers,
Messrs Charles C. and Joseph I'.
Wharton, of Greenwood and John
Harris Wharton, of Waterloo, are sad
Tbe friends and relatives have suf
fered a severe loss, for her place In
their midst will always he vacant, but
her life will ever be nn e.xnmple of nil
that is pure and good.
The funeral occurred Friday morn
ing, nt 1 o'clock, from the Methodist
church, services being conducted by
ROW W. H. Wharton, superintendent
of F.pworth Orphanage; uncle of the
deceased, assisted by Hev. J. T. Mil
ler, pnstor, and Dr. John O. Wilson,
of Lander, who read a set of touch
ing resolutions which had been adopt
ed by the student body at Lander Col
lege, as follows:
Whereas Miss Ida Mae Wharton, a
student of Lander College, departed
this life on February 21, 1012; there
fore be it resolved by the faculty and
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OIN C. & W. C. RY.
Large >'miiltor Walked out Friday Ev
ening at ? O'Clock, Partially Tlclng
Since Friday evening at 0 o'clock n
strike has been In progress on the
Charleston & Western Carolina Hy. on
the part of the firemen of that road.
Freight trafllc has been partially tied
up, but passenger trains have been
running as usual. No serious out
breaks have taken place, but several
non-striking firemen have been drag
ged from the engines near Augusta.
The strikers in these instances have
been arrested and locked up and later
released. Outside of these occurrenc
es. no violence has taken place. In
the I.aureus yards the only evidence of
a strike is the fewness of trains.
it is claimed by the firemen that
eighteen white men and a number ol
negroes are out and that only two
white firemen tire still on the engines.
They also claim that a number of ne
gro firemen are out in sympathy with
Several representatives of the lire
men were in I.aureus yesterday and
made a statement o." their grievance.
According to them the chief grounds
of complaint are that the negro lire
men on the road are given the pre
ferred runs and that there are 'more
negro firemen than white. They state
that they have requested General Man
ager Anderson to change the status
of affairs by giving the white men an
equal showing When firemen are be
ing selected for the different runs and
that an equal number of white and
negro firemen be employed. Tin ;"'
men claim that Mr. Anderson has not
consented to give them a hearing nor
consented to their demands for the
changes. There seems to be other
grievances, but the firemen state that
they are of minor importance and not
real points of contention at this time.
Mr. Anderson's Statement.
General Manager Anderson has is
sued a statement in reply to the
Charges of the firemen. It is, in part,
The white firemen receive 53 per
cent of the pay of engineers, while
the negro firemen receive only 43 per
cent for the same work.
The white firemen are apprentice
engineers, with the certnlntj of being
promoted upon rendering faithful and
efficient service, while the negro fire
men have no such opportunity. With
in the past IS months 23 white fire
men tali that had sufficient experi
ence) have been promoted to engin
Ordinarily, firemen are granted pre
ferential runs according to tho time
they have been in service, bill I have,
in tho endeavor to adjust differences
between tho firemen and the road, of
fered to modify this just rule to tho
extent of granting a full proportion of
preferential runs to the white fire
men Independent of the term of ser
Do these facts indicate an> prefer
ence to tho negro over the white man?
I challenge the naming of any single
j fact showing such preference.
; It is stated that I '?refused to even
, discuss anything that would lead to
t the betterment of tho firemen " Tbc
men who signed that circular know
that I have granted numerous confer
ences in the past several months with
a committee from tho llromen; they
know that they are now paid a wage
that they admit is satisfactory; they
know thai as to every suggestion they
made an attentive and considerate
hearing was given and a willingness
to accede to their views where prac
ticable was freely expressed. It is
true that I declined to confer with
Mr. Mcnamara, a Vice President of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
and refused to enter Into a contract
with the firemen different as to work
ing conditions from that WO have with
our englnemon. Both declinations were
for the same reason, viz: The white
firemen being apprentice engineers it
Is only proper and orderly that the
working conditions governing the en
glnemen should govern the appren
tices. Othorwlso there might and
WOtlld arise, while on the road, dif
ferences as to the respective duties
of the englnemon and firemen; neith
er would be the superior in charge of
the locomotive; and a deadlock with
all the resulting evils would ensue.
Is it reasonable that apprentices
should Claim better working conditions
that those provided for the position
they ore seeking to be promoted to?
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Poo
plr all over the County and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth
stone ami gone to Other states.
Cross Hill, Feh. 26.- Itolaiul Hates,
a negro who escaped from jail in
Laurens a week ago was captured last
week one stormy night by s. W. I.owe.
i. W. Koon and It. P. Cole, ofllccrs.
They were out all night but brought in
their man. Such vlgllcnce is to bo
Miss Lhla Rudd has gone to Balti
more to select her spring stock of
millinery. She will spend a few days
in Washington on return trip home.
Misses Verna Calhoun and Mary
Llpscomb of Ninety Six were Cross
Hill visitors last week.
Mrs. Miller, grandmother to Mrs. .1.
I), necks, dlod at the home or Mr.
and Mrs. Heeks in Abbeville last Mon
day. Mr. Heeks family moved from
this place to Abbeville recently. Mrs.
Miller had been an Invalid several
Mr. It. A. Austin returned Friday
night from a trip to Hnltimoro and
Pea Ridge?Feb. 26. As usual it la
raining and most everybody has to
stay at home.
Misses Bessie Blakely And Cora
Workman vi; ited Mrs. Victor Weathers
Mr. W. F. Wright visited Mr. T. R.
Miss Helen Sumcrol and brother,
Paul, spent Wednesday nigh) with rel
atives in Clinton.
Mr. J, W. Hopkins of Columbia, vis
lied his aunt, Mrs. P. H. Bailey, last
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Weathers were
the guests of Mr. T. .1. Weathers at
Mrs. M. A. Sumorel visited her
daughter, Mrs. riyde Todd in Clinton.
Miss Cora Workman visited Misseo
Ressic ami Venie Hlnkely Friday.
Mi. and Mrs. John Dovupsy Visited
Mrs. M. B. Meli. Friday.
Tylersville, Fob. 26. Rev. It. P.
Mitchell, of Laurens. delivered a vor.v
strong sermon at Langstou Sunday
On account of ti < Inclemency of lho
weather only a few were present.
Miss Ida Turner, lonelier of lho
Langslon school, spenl the week-end
in Cross Hill with relatives,
Mr. W. C. Winters spent Sunday
with Mr. W. I), liyrd.
Miss Win Peterson sp< it I the week
end with relatives here.
Rvory Sunday brings lust a little
more rain 80 the people have to slay
Mountvllle, Feb. 2(5. Last Monday
night some unknown incendiary with
wicked and defiant boldness, attempt
ed to burn the store of Mr. S N
Crisp, a successful young merchant of
' this place. F.arly In the night, by
moans of paper, kerosene oil, and a
piece Of light WOOll, the building wa.
tired on the in- ide through a "cat
I hole" in the rear door Attached to
the storehouse arc the po I oljlc
room, and nearby is a well equipped
blacksmith shop and grist mill. No
doubt all these would have bean dc
stroyed had It not been for tie |JuiO
ly appearanco of Mr. Hewlett Sulli
van, who discovered the fire and, with
the help of Mr. Timmons. broke down
the door and extinguished the flame.,
before much damage was done. Up to
j this time Mr. Crisp has no clue, nor
oven any Suspicion, as to lho perpe
trator of the foul attempt He is at a
loss to understand why anyone would
even wish him misfortune.
Thursday, 22nd Inst, Miss Mary
Martin and her pupils of the 1th, 5tll
and 6th grades gave the other teach
crs and pupils of the Mountvllle
school an interesting and MstructJyO
entertainment In celebration of Wash
ington's birthday. Miss Martin Is nil
excellent teacher and an IllCOSSnnl
worker and possesses the peculiar tact
of Inspiring a similar disposition in
lho minds of her pupils. The pre
paration and execution of Thursday';;
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