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JOS. T. JOHNSON
AFTER ARMY WORM
Bureau of Entomology hus Issued Di
rections for Dealing with the Worm
which Is Doing Much Dnmnge In Ad
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C,
July 25, 1912.
ricditor The Advertiser,
Laurens, 8. C.
* .Today the House of Representatives
passed an emergency appropriation
bill to enable the Becrtary of agri
culture to send experts to the South
to advise with the people and aid
them In making war on and destroy
ing, if possible, the army worm or
I have secured from the bureau of
entomology the following statement
as to the best method of treatment:
"Cut a considerable quantity of
grass or other vegetation which the
vroiSls will feed upon; sprinkle this
with Paris green while the vegetation
is damp and place upon the ground in
compact bunches throughout the in
fested fields; when the worms will us
ually gather underneath these pois
oned baits and feeding thereon will
be destroyed. This Is the best reme
dy that we can recommend in view of
our present knowledge of the Insect."
I suggest that you publish this ar
ticle In your paper, so that people lty
>?ll parts of the county, If the worm
?"should make Its appearance, could In
stantly combat It. The worms might
do great damage before the farmers
could get in communication with one
of the experts. Any druggist from
whom the people buy the Paris green
can tell them how to dilute it. The
Entomologist also suggested that ev
en though the worm had not made its
appearance, It might not be a bad
idea to sprinkle Paris green on the
grass and othe vegetation, and even
on the stalks of cotton and corn at
the edges of the Held, so that the worm
could be poisoned as they began to
enter the field.
I hope your people will not he visit
ed by this pest, but It is well to be
prepared to meet It. 1 am,
Very sincerely yours.
Jos. T. Johnson.
POINTERS FOR THE MOTORIST.
Care Is Necessary In Carrying Spares.
Often times motorists seem to think
that no care Is necessary In carrying
spare tires, says a Mlchelln Expert.
Uncovered envelopes are tossed on
roof of limousines where sun and
rain beat upon them. Unprotected In
ner tubes are thrown carelessly Into
tool boxes where they came in con
tact with sharp tools.
Needless to say, such practices are
destructive . Strong light Is very In
jurious to rubber. So likewise is heat.
For these reasons. If no other, spares
should bo kept in cases.
Moisture and oil are also injurious
lathes. Wate'rt^pof wrappers will
out light, moisture and oil and at
the Same time protect spares from in
jury by contact with sharp substances,
can be had of any accessory denier.
Every motorist should use them.
Cardboard boxes are never satisfac
tory for carrying tubes In a car. Every
vibration of the car causes chaffing
between the box and tube and since
Cardboard Is harder than rubber, the
tubes will inevitably he injured. Cov
ers for Inner tubes should take the
form of bags which will fit snugly
around the tube.
Improvements at the Cemetery.
Any one who has visited the ceme
tery during the past few weeks must
have noticed that the walks and lots
were cleaner and the plots prettier
than they have been In some time.
Many small repairs have been mado
and other improvements added. Those
who have watched the transformation
of the cemetery within the paBt scv
eral years, from a very ugly and un
sightly collection of graves and strag
gling plants to a beautiful and sym
metrical place of burial, would know
at once that this new work was
prompted by the one who was so
Instrumental in the original improve
ments. It Is almost unnecessary to
state that Col. Samuel McG^wan has
been In town again and that he has
opened up his pocket book in order
that considerable work might be done
in beautifying the plots and grounds.
Quite a number of hands w(ere put
to work on the whole placo jand the
results are very pleasing to'.the eye
SOME SCHOOL FIGURES.
Supt. of Education! Geo. L. Pitts Issues
a Statement td tlio ePople of the
Connty Showinl Scliool Statistics.
To the people ofJ the County:
I give you hfere some condensed
school figures taken from my annual
report to the State Superintendent of
Schools?We have 72 white schools
and 76 negro schools. Seven of this
number (white) are State Aided High
Enrollment?The enrollment of last
year showed 4,363 whites and 6,530
School Districts?The county is di
vided up into 65 school districts. 54
of this number have voted a special
school levy ranging from 2 to 11 mills.
Tenchers?The county employed
last year 124 white teachers, and 82
Buildings?4 of the 72 houses for
white schools are owned by private
parties. 6 new buildings have been
erected since the last report.
Expenditures?The county spent]
last year for all school purposes more
School Property?The county owns
property worth $141,500.00.
The schools of the county arc Im
proving. The people are becoming
more and more Interested in the edu
cation of their children. We want to
make this next year the best in the
history of the county for education. To
do this it will take work, sympathy
and support from the county super
intendent, the rural supervisor, the
county board, trustees, teachers, pa
trons, children and friends.
GEO. L. PITTS.
Co. Supt. of Education.
(5A RLI N GTO N - CHAMBERLAIN.
Popular South Carolina Army Girl
"Weds in Washington.
Washington. July 21.?St. John's
Episcopal church was the scene of a
military wedding this afternoon at G
o'clock, when Miss Sally Darlington,
daughter of Brig. Gen. Kniest a. Gnr
lington, IJ. s. a., and Mrs. Garllngton,
became the wife of Lieut. Harry
Dwight Chamberlain, U. s. a. The
Rev. Ed ward S. Duncan, assistant
rector, solemnized the ceremony in
the presence of a distinguished gath
ering of relatives and friends.
Miss Garllngton, who made her
debute three years ago, has been one
of the most popular army girls In
Washington society. She has recently
returned from a trip around the
world and an extended visit to her
uncle and aunt. Maj. Gen. and Mrs. J.
Franklin Bell, U. S. A., the former
commanding the department of the
Philippines. The bridegroom was a
classmate * the bride's brother at
I the military academy at West Point.
The Garllngton family has many
relatives In upper South Carolina.?
LIME BENEFICIAL TO SOIL.
President Flnley, of the Southern Rail
way, has Secured Interesting Items
on Soil Frodnuctlvlty from Seien?
Washington, July 21.?An Investiga
tion made by President Flnley. of the
Southern Railway System has shown
that experts in the chemistry of soils
are unanimously of the opinion that
lime In some for * will benefit many
of the soils of the Southeastern
States by correcting their acidity and
Improving tfhelr mechanical condition.
President Flnley *ias secured the
opinions/'' of experts throughout the
Southeastern States and nlso In tho
Eastolfn and Middle States, In some of
whiqm experiments with the use of
limfe have been carried on for a long
series of years. \These opinions have
(seen published in an illustrated fold
I er which is being widely distributed
among the farmers in the territory
traversed by the lines of the Southern
Farmers and others Interested in
this subject may obtain copies of this
folder by addressing W. W. Flnley,
President, Southern Railway Com
pany, Washington, D. C.
If you are a housewife you cannot
reasonably hope to be healthy or beau -
tiful by washing dishes, sweoplng and
doing housework all day, and crawl
ing into bed derd tired at night. You j
must get out into the open air and
sunlight. If you do this every day and
keep your stomach and bow s in good
order by taking Chamberlain's Tab
lets when needed, you should become
both hoalthy and beautiful. For sale
by all doalers, (, '
MAYOR GRACE REPLIES
TO GOV. BLEASE
Charleston Executive Makes Hot Re
joinder to Mease's Charge Contain
ed In Lntler's Reply to Felder A.c.
Charleston. S. C, July 21.?Mayor
John P. Grace gave the following
statement last night to The News and
Courier In reply to the statement mude
by Governor Blease in which it was
charged that he( Mayor Grace) bad
preferred bis charges of graft be
caore he lnd not been allowed to have
control of the dispensary constabu
lary In Charleston:
"I have never made a statement
that Governor Blease was 'getting*
graft from the blind tigers of Charles
ton as Immunity for protection ox
tended to them. It will be noticed
that the gist of my denial on this
point Is the word 'getting.' I have
oald substantially that a system of
immunity was inaugurated by the
constables sent here against my pro
test by Governor HUase, and that the
basis of the system was money paid
to these constables. I have said that
I could trace this money practically
to the governor's ofllce and this has
been abundantly proven, it will be
recalled that In bis Charleston speech
Governor Blease gave Stothart the
highest endorsement and It will b^
equally well recall -d that Stothart on
the witness stand swore that he was
so close a friend of Governor Blease
as to have slept with him and drunk
with him. If It has not been conclu
sively proven that St?i:iart Instantly
began upon his appointment whole
sale system of grafting, then I have
no idea of the probative value of
sworn testimony. It was sworn that
the money was actually put In Stoth
art's own hands. Other witnesses
swore that they put It. under the door
for him and Stothart himself refused
to answer the question of whether or
not be ' ad received this graft on the
sole ground that it might Incriminate
"Moreover, in all cases where the
money was paid the raiding stopped.
If this isn't a system of immunity for
graft, then I would like to ''now what
is. Stothart aeknoledged that he paid
as often as weekly visits to the gov
ernor at Columbia and on some of
these occasions Mr. Todd, of one-mil
llon-dollar-Ca dtal-wing fame, was his
co-advisor h the governor's ofllce
with Governor Blease. One of the con
stables who was ready to squeal was
ordered by Governor Blease to go to
Barnwell and, according to his sworn
testimony, was Impostuned by Mr.
Todd to do so on the ground that thero
was enough graft In Barnwell to he
worth three times his wages. This ad
vice was given by Mr. Todd immedi
ately after he left the governor's of
fice, and the constable was warned
about talking too much. Todd repeated
to him a long conversation about the
graft situation in Charleston, which
the constable had r. :?orted to Stothar!
and in which It wflu definitely stated
that it was well known that Governor
Blease was getting wholesale graft)
"T/n'ls Is partlcularry significant, be
cause it could only have come either
through Stothart or Blens* . because
up to that time they were the only
two who knew about it. When this
constable refused to be governed by
Mr. Todd's advice he was instantly dis
missed by Cove* Blease from the
service, notwlthsi ndlng in his trans
fer to Barnwell, Governor Blease had
in writing recommended him as the
most honest mon of whom to knew.'
Hence, the most honest mat. of whom
Governor Blensc knew had gone to
Columbia to report to him the grafting
situation In Charleston ami as a re
sult of his visit he was dismissed from
the service. Moreover, the sworn tes
timony of John J. Miller Is that he,
too, had gone to Governor Blease and
told him in detail of the graft situa
tion In Charleston and stated to hlru
that he, the governor, was accused of
being the one to whom the graft was
sent. Governor Blease's answer was
that Mr. Miller was the third man who
had told him of this and yet be did
nothing to investigate. If this 1b not
tracing the graft 'practically up to
the governor's office,' again I say I
cannot imagine what would be. I have
been careful in my charges and I
think they have been conclusively
"It would seenv to be Irrelevant,
therefore, as to what my motive Is.
Even had I 'he basest motives im
aginable for showing up Governor
Blense's groft, It would bo no answer
to my proof for bin) to blackguard me
even If true. But be has resorted to a
wilful lie made more diabolical bo
cause be has bad ample time to con
sider bis words. Fortunately for me,
I am able by documentary evidence to
prove that he is In this Instance, as In
many others of which 1 know a plain,
unvarnished liar, which I will now
proceed to prove.
"First, however, let me say that 1
rejoice that he has elected to take
this course, for if it can be proven to
the satisfaction of everybody that he
Is a liar in reference to this denial, It
may also be Inferred that he Is a liar
In reference to his other denials of
charges In respect to which there is
not perhaps such definite proof. This
is in keeping with the well-known doc
trine of falsis in unum, falsls In omni
bus. He says that my expose Is *on
account of my not allowing him'
(meaning me) 'to have the control and
appointment of the constabulary force
In Charleston.' What are the facts?
The facts are that In the month of Oc
tober, 1910, Governor Blease made a
speech at the Schuetzenplatz, In the
course of which at my Instigation be
promised the people of Charleston rhnt
they would never again be troubled
with constables. His private word to
me at the time was that be was fully
aware of the opportunities for graft In
Charleston and had determined that it
would never go on under his adminis
"These sentiments were not his, but
mine, and I bad talked him into the
Idea of concurring in them. The next
time I saw him was Just before his
Inauguration, when I visited him at
Newberry expressly for the purpose of
learning his then attitude. I found it
to he the same, at least professedly.
After he was Inaugurated he actually
did remove the constables and, for a
while they were not here. Then, as I
have stated, rumors flew thick and
fast that he was about to send other
constables here, whereupon Mr. L. ('.
A. Roessler and I went to Columbia,
drove from the train at night to the
governor's mansion and stated to him
what was being said in Charleston,
lie was very much perturbed, and
while ho denied all foundation for the
rumors, bis expression was so shifty
that I told him that stothart was say
ing around Charleston that In a little
while he would be doing business as
constable. Jn the most extravagant
and profane way, he denied all Idea of
it hut as I came away from the man
si on I told Mr. Roessler that I didn't
believe him and that guilt was writ
ten all over him. Mr. Roessler told me
that I'd better not. be too hasty In
judging him, to wait and s*??>, and
upon his assurance to us wo came
back to Charleston and reassured our
friends. They didn't believe it. bcause
thoy said that in addition to Stothart's
saying it, ('apt. Mai tin was also say
ing it. 1 then told Mr. Roessler that I
intended to put the whole situation In
wilting, as I did not want to be in the
position of having made assurances to
people in Charleston that might not
afterwards he carried out. I there
upon wrote Governor r.iea.se a long
letter reviewing In detail the whole
situation, reminding him Of his pub
lic and private promises, stated to him
what Stothart was saying and what
Martin was saying, reviewing to him
the history of constables in Charles
ton, specifically calling to his alten-,
tlon that when he was elected those
who knew the debt that he would he
under to men had tried to get me to
have him appoint constables here
whom I could control and out of
Which I could make Immense sum of
money, that I had repudiated the idea,
that I was against the appointment ol
constables, that I would bold him to
his word, but that if be broke his
word and sent constables here I would
construe it as meaning graft.
"He was afraid to answer that letter
In detail, but wrote me that he would
see me In Charleston In a few days.
The letter was written on February
18 and he came to Charleston on
Washington's Birthday, four days af
terwards. Upon that occasion I made
a speech and devoted my whole lime
in his presence and the presence of
a very large assemblage to a review
of all these things and publicly chal
lenged him there and then to define
his position. It was so much to the
point and the character of the audi
ence being practically the same as he
had addressed at the Schuetzenplatz..
that he Just simply didn't dare change
his position, but still maintained,
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Notice to Confederate Veterans.
The old soldiers in each township
In tho county are requested to meet at
the usual places of holding these elec
tions, on the first Saturday In August
at 9 o'clock a. m. and after organiz
ing, elect by ballot, as the law requires
ono of their number as township rep
resentative, which representatives so
elected, will meet at Laurens court
house on the first Monday In Septem
ber, being the second day of the month
for the purpose of electing a county
pension board for the year 1912 and
W. I\ COKER,
County Pension Board.
July 15, 1912.
Scholarship and Entrance
The examination for tho award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the ndmission of new stu
dents will be held nt the County Court
house on Friday, July 5, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must be not less than fif
teen years of age. When Scholarships
are vacant nfter July 5 they will be
awarded to those making the highest
nvcragc at this examination, provided
they meet the con lltlons governing
the award. Applicants for scholar
ships should write to President John
son before the examination for Schol
arship examination blanks.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuit'lon. The next session will op
en September 18, 1912. For further
Information and catalogue, address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
College of Charleston
128th Year begins September 27
Entrance examinations at all the
county seats on Friday, July 5, at 9
it offers courses In Ancient and
Modern Languages. Mathematics, His
tory, Political Science, Debating,
Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and En
Courses for B. A.. B. S., and B. S. de
gree with Engineering.
A free tuition scholarship to each
county of South Carolina. Vacant
Boyce scholarships, giving $100 n
year and free tuition, open to compet
itive examination in September.
Expenses reasonable. Terms and
catalogue on application. Write to
Harrison Randolph, President,
Charleston, S. C.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by n legal
number of the qualified electors and
tree holders residing in YoUtlgS School
District No. 4, Laurens county, South
Carolina, asking for an election upon
the question of voting an additional
tax of one mill upon property In said
school district to be used for school
purposes have been filed with the
County Board of Education, an elec
tion Is hereby ordered upon said ques
tion, said election to be held on the
3rd day of August. 1912, at school
house, under the management of
the trustees of said school district.'
Only such electors as return real or
personal property for taxation and
who exhibM their tax receipts and reg
istration certificates as required In the,
gOllOral elections shall be allowed to
Those favoring the one mill addi
tional tax shall vote a ballot contain
ing the word "Yes" written or printed
thereon. Those against the tax shall
vote a ballot Containing the word "No"
written or printed thereon. Polls
shall open at the hour of 8 o'clock In
the forenoon ami shall remain open
until the hour of I o'clock in the
afternoon when they shall close and
the ballots he counted.
The trustees shall report the re
sults of the election to the Co. Supt.
of Ed. Slid to the County Auditor with
in ten days thereafter.
CEO. L. PITTS,
Co. Supt. of Ed.
NOTICE OK SALE,
State of South Carolina,
Comity of Laurens.
By virtue of a distress warrant to
me Issued by E. Sitgreaves, as Agent,
against W. H. Kerr, Jr.. for rent In
arrears I will sell at Laurens. South
Carolina, before the Court House door
on August 1st., 1912, att 11 o'clock, A.
M., nt public outcry to the highest
bidder for cihIi at lot of furniture and
house hold goods levied on as the
property of W. n. Kerr, Jr.
8. C. Reld.
Bailiff for E. Sitgreaves, Agt.
July 15, 1912. Bl-3t
As To Probat? of Wills.
Under a recent act of the legislature,
every executor, deviser, legatee, trus
tee, guardian, attorney or other per
son, having in his pocesslon, custody
or control any last will and tostament,
or codicil of any person heretftt.- dy
ing, shall within thirty days after no
tice or knowledge of the death of th
testator, deliver such last will an
c dlcll to the Judge of the ProbP
Court having Jurisdiction to admit t
same to Probate.
O. O. Thompson,
1 'miens. S. C.. J .ily 10, 1912,
whereas, the Board ?>r Director! of
the Laurens Glass Works, a oorpora
tton, at its principal place of business
at Laureus, s. C., on the sth day of
July. A. 1>. 1912, adopted a resolution,
a copy of which Is as follows: "Be It
reiolvod by the Hoard of Directors of
Laurens Class Works that the capital
stock of the Laurens (5lass Works be
Increased to the sum of Eighty Thou
sand Dollars by the Issuance of Thir
ty Thousand ($:10.000.00) Dollars ad
ditional capital stock, tho additional
capital stock to be Issued undor this
resolution to he divided Into three hun
dred shares of the par value of One
Hundred ($100.00) Dollars each, which
additional stock shall be what Is com
monly known as preferred stock, shall
constitute a Hen upon the property
and net earnings of the Labrcns Glass
Works, and shall bear Interest at tho
rate of seven per centum per annum,
payable annually, on tho first day of
September of ench year thereafter for
a period of live years from tho date
of the issuance thereof, such interest
to be payable out of the net earnings
of the company after payment of costs
of maintenance and operation. In the
event such interest should not be paid
at the times stated, it shall accumu
late as a charge against tho property
of tho said Company, and such interest
not pnid at maturity may he paid hy
the company on any date thereafter.
At the expiration of five years from
the date of Issuance of said stock, the
said company will pay the ownors
thereof t lie sum of One Hundred
$100.00) Dollars per share thereon and
retire such shares together with any
Interest then due, or the owner of
said stock may convert the same In
to common stock of the company up
on surrender of the certificates of
preferred stock so held by him. The
owner of such preferred stock shall
have the right to vote thereon at all
meetings of th^ stockholders of the
said company au fully and effectually
as the holders of the common stock
of the said company, Dividends shall
not be paid on said preferred stock un
til the dividend paid on the common
stock amounts to seven per cent-,
thereby equalizing the interest paya
ble <>n such preferred stock."
Now, Therefore, a meeting of the
stockholders of the said Laurens
Class Works Is hereby called to be
hold at the olllce of tho President,
at Laurens, S. C, oil August 19, 1912,
for tho purpose of considering wheth
er such preferred stock shall be Is
sued in the amounts and with the.
preferences stated In said resolution.
W. II. DIAL.
ALBERT DIAL. *? ? '
Secretary. ? fili-P.
CLEMSO.N AGHHTITt RAL
Enrollment Ovor soil Value of Prop
erty Over a Million and a Quarter
Ninety .four Teachers and Officers.
Agriculture. Agriculture and Chemis
try. Agriculture and Animal Indus
try. Chemistry. Mechanical and Elec
trical Engineering. Civil Engineering
Textile Engineering. Architectural
Short t ourscs
One year course in Agj'
Two year course in Textiles
weeks Winter Course in Cotto
ing. Four weeks Winter Cot
Cost. Cost per session of nine .
including all fees, host, light,
board, laundry and tho nocossn
forms $1113.50. Tuition $10.00 ad
M IIOL.VR.SHIP Wl> ENTH iSVh
The College maintains ifi? four
Agricultural and Textile Scholars
and .'.I one-year Agricultural SC h i
ships. Value of scholarships $100 ,
session and free tuition,
(Students Who have attended Ole
son or any other college or unlvers
are not eligible for the scholars!)
unless there are no other eligible I
pi lean ts. i
Scholarship and Entrance Examli
tlon.H will he held at the Count) Cot
House nil Jill) I-Mh, I) A. M.
Next Session Opens
SEPTEMBER 11, 1018
Write AT ONCE to W. M. Rlg>
President, Clemson College, S. C, f
catalog, scholarship blanks, etc.
you delay, you may be crowded o
Bridge to Let.
On Tuesday July 110th at II o'clt
A. M., at the site, the Board of Co
missioners of Laurens County will 1
contract for rebuilding Culbertsoi.
Bridgo on Reedy River. Bids will be
accompanied by certified check of
$2f>.00 as guarantee that bidder will, it
awarded contract, execute written con
tract and bond within ten days after
award. The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
H. B. HUMBERT,
it Lltkle Water for J -*ns Cenrs
lent? of l*a v|' * +