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LAURENS STANDS VERY HIGH
IN PROPERTY VALUATION
Columbia, Dec. 12.?A statement,
issued from the olllce of Comptroller
General Jones today, says that the
taxable property In South Carolina
has increased in value about $-1,000,000
during the year.
The following figures are given:
Acres of land 1S,?66.112 18.596,162
Value of real
estate . . .$152,052,298 $149,802,901
Value of per
erty . 96,119,406 94,192,625
Value of rail
erty . 43.359,299 43,136,493
The total value of all taxable prop
ertl in the state in 1912 is $291,531,.
003. as compared with $287,132,019
in 1911. The tax levy last year was
5 3-4 mills. llecause of the lefeat
of the asylum bond issue It Is expect
ed that the tax levy will have lo he?
increased by the next general assem
The following table shows the tax
assessments in some of the largest
counties of the state and some of the
counties nearest Laurens:
Sumter .. .
Union . .
York . .
The following table shows the total
value of the property for taxation for
i-ome of the largest counties in the
state and for the counties nearest Lau
Chesterfield . 4,126,670
Fairiield. 5,1 I3.396
New berry. 7,277,581
Orangeburg . 8,693,140
Richland .. ., .. .. 19,352,011
Total for the State. .$291,531.003
THE TIDE IS TURNING
IN FAVOR OF LAURENS
Presbyteries of the Synod of South
Carolina meeting this Week to lie
consider Action as to Removal of
Following the campaign in (ireon
ville for the expected funds with
which to put Chleora college on a firm
er basis, which campaign resulted In
the raising of something less than
$6,000, the Presbyteries of South Caro
lina are meeting this week and next
week to consider the removal of the
college to Laurens, which has offered
to give substantial aid to the Institu
tion. The first, presbytery to meet
and act on the matter was Bethel,
which met Monday. By an unanimous
vote the proposition of Laurens was
accepted and a recommendation was
made that the college be moved to
The following resolutions were in
troduced and adopted:
"Whereas, The board of trustees
of Chicora college has not met since
the fall meeting of the Bethel pres
bytery, thus leaving the way open
for a reconsideration of presbytery's
action at that meeting, touching a
proposition from the city of Laurens
for the removal of the Institution
from Greenville to that city; and,
"Whereas, Since Its fall meeting the
presbytery has obtained new light up
on the matter of removal, leading it to
rescind Its action, declining to con
cur in the recommendation of said
"Resolved. That presbytery do now
concur in the recommendation of the
board of trustees of Chleora college?
that, the proposition of the city of Lau
rents be accepted and the Institution be
removed to Laurens."
It requires a vote of five of the
presbyteries to move the college to
Laurens. The South Carolina and
Harmony presbyteries voted In favor
of Laurens during the first campaign.
Bethel Presbytery made the third to
vote for Laurens. Bnoree presbytery
will meet to vote on tho question at
Spartanburg Thursday at 2 o'clock.
Pee Dee will meet Friday at Florence,
at 11:30 o'clock. Piedmont will meet
at 2 o'clock Monday at Senaca and
Charleston presbytery will meet the
27th. As the number In favor of re
moval to Laurens has greatly Increas
ed since tho first meetings. It Is very
probable thnt Laurens will easily se
cure the necessary number of votes to
secure tho college.
SCHTIIERTK II KHK THURSDAY.
The Popular Mixed Quartet Will lie
Nexi Lyceum Attraction. To be Giv
en in Hie Opera House.
The Schuberts will appear Thurs
day evening in the opera house, this
well-known quartet being the third
attraction of the lycoum course. The
Schubert.; Is a mixed quartet present,
ing a popular and high class program
of music and reading. Bach member
of the company is ;i thorough musi
cian; each is a soloist and each has
excellent dramatic ability. ;hus en
suring a well-balanced and attractive
The program presented by the Schu
berts is popular anil high-class and
i.ll is lirst-class. Judging from their
success with audiences in the past,
they may easily be considered the
most popular entertainers of tin
course this season.
The opera house will he used this
time instead of the school auditorium
and the program will begin prompt
ly at eight o'clock. The prices to
tt"ose who are not members, are: in
side the rail r>0c, behind rail and gal
lery 15c. Between the acts, Mr. Lav
ender will display several lue motion
Play id owings.
"Too much of a good thing" will be
produced at Owings by local talent,
Tuesday evening. Dec. 31st, 1012, ad
mission 1."? and :'."> cents.
Will (Jite ffiuiTTownrds Organ For
First Baptist Church.
Provided the congregation of the
First Baptist Church gives half to
ward the purchase of a fine pipe or
gan, Andrew Carnegie has promised
the other. This information was re
ceived by the Baptist congregation
here several days ago in 'a letter from
the secretary of Mr. Carnegie. The
amount ho will give is $1200.00 and
it goes without saying that the Bap.
tlstB will easily raise their share.
Mrs. Polly Fuller.
Waterloo, Dec. 17?Mrs Polly Ful
'or, age 14, died here last night, after
a week's Illness of pneumonia. She
is survived by three children. Mr. II.
C Fuller and Mrs. Virginia Nelson or
V/aterloo and Mr8. I.ettie Walker of
Cross HTI1. She Is iJV.rvlved by a large
number of grandchildren and great
grandchildren. The burla! will oocu.
in Waterloo today The deceased was
'.lie oldest resident in the county.
TO ASK ENDOWMENT
FOR COUNTY HOSPITAL
Petition being Circulated Asking the
Legislature to Allow the County of
Laurens to Provide u Permanent
Endowment of #5,000 fur Support
and Treatment of Poor of County at
the Laurens County Hospital.
Petition? are being circulated over
the county asking the legislature to
empower fie county of Laurens to
provide a permanent endowment fund
of $"?.000 for the purpose of using the
income therefrom for support and
trentmon; of the poo?* and'lndlgent of
tho county at the Laurens County
Hospital. The text of the petition may
bo found below
As is well known, the Laurens
County Hospital has been in opera
tion now for a number of months, a
great many patients having hern
treated. Just recently the old Irby
home has been renovated and now the
hospital is located there. Miss Julia
Irby is the head of the hospital.
The petition is as follows'
"The State of South Carolina,
"County of Lauren;.
"To Hon. 0. P. Qoodwin, State Sen
"To Honorables \V. C. Irby, Jr., II. S.
Blackwell and George A. Brown
ing, Jr., Members of the House Of
Representatives for Laurens Coun
ty, South Carolina.
"The petition of the undersigned
citizens of Laurens County, South
Carolina respectfully shows:
"1. That there is established in the
City of Laurens. in the County of
Laurens and State aforesaid, a bos.
pital known as the Laurens County
Hospital, the same being a private in
stitution for the treatment of diseased
"II. That It is the duty of tho
County Hoard of Commissioners for
Laurens County, S. C. to take charge
of all indigent persons, incapable of
caring for themselves, and your pe
titioners believe it would be for tho
best Interest of the public that a per
manent fund of Five Thousand
($5,000.00) Dollars be established for
the purpose of using the income there
from as a i ermanent endowment for
said hospital In consideration of the
treatment at said hospital of all per
sons dependent upon the County of
Laurens as paupers for support and
maintenance, all of such persons
needing medical treatment lo bo re
ceived in the said hospital ;>s patients,
there to be maintained and treated by
the said hospital authorities free from
expense to said County so long as
medical or surgical treatment should
be necessary. Provided, however, that
if the income from such endowment
should not produce a fund sufficient
to maintain such patients at s ild hos
pital, that then and in that event,
the said hospital authorities shall
not be required to receive such pa
tients for free treatment.
"III. That the County Hoard of
Commissioners and the County Phy
sician shall constitute a board to de
termine what patients shall he enti
tled to receive free treatment under
the terms of said endowment
"WHEREFORE, your petitioners
pray that you do introduce and en
deavor to have passed such bi'ls as
may be necessary. In the General \s
SOmbly of the State of South Carolina
for the carrying into effect the fore
going, and your petitioners will ever
Buying Long staple Cotton.
Mr. T. I). Lake, the local cotton man,
in conjunction with Mr. Evan Davies,
of Hartsvllle and Liverpool, bought
TiOO bales of long staple cotton on the
Laurens market during the past week.
This Is quite a large purchase of this
gride of cotton and ranks among the
largest sales in the state.
Junior Grand Warden.
At the meet'ng of the grand lodge.
A. F. M., in Charleston last week, Hon.
R. A. Cooper, of this city, was elect
ed Junior Grand Warden, one of the
most highly coveted honors in the
Oyster Supper at Ora.
An oyster supper will be given at
the Ora school house Thursday even
ing. December 26th, by the ladies of
tho missionary society. Other attrac
tions, such as n lunch counter, candy
booth and a fish pond will also be
provided. The pub'.lfi is curdlnlly In
vited to attend and aid In a worthy
JESSE K. VANCE
Died i? Anderson .Monday nftcr a
Short Illness. Survived by Mother
und Sei oral Brothers and Slste.rs
Mr. Jesse K. fance, eldest son of
Mrs. Mary C. Vance, who was for
many years a resident of Laurens.
died at the home of his sister, Mrs.
William Hanks, in Anderson. Monday
morning after an Illness of just a few
days. His Illness was due to an at
tack of grip, which brought on urae
Mr, Vance spent his early life In
T aureus, so his body was brought here
yesterday Cor interment in the Lau
rens cemetery. Hev. C. P. Rankin
conducted the services and a lnrg"
number of his former friends and In
timates wert present to pay him a last
tribute. An unusually large number
of (lowers were placed on the grave,
the deceased having been noted for the
fast friendships which he made dur.
lug his lifetime.
The active pall hearers Were: W. II.
Washington. Karl Wilson. Vance Irhy.
W. 1). Ferguson, R. 10. Hughes, Dial
Cray. W. C. Miller. W. Bd Clary and
s. 1>. Babb.
The honorary pall b.?arers were: Dr.
W. C. Irhy. MnJ. W. .'v. Watts. J. I)
Watts. Col. .1. W. Ferguson. \. Huff,
T. 1) Lake. I). A. Davis, lt. F. JoilOS,
w. P Robertson, Dr. W. H Dial. \\.
II. Anderson and Dr. G. C. Albright.
The deceased was 40 years old one
week ago. He had hut recently moved
to Anderson, being located there as
traveling salesman in the Piedmont
territory for the Virginia Carolina
Chemical company. l!o is survived
ty his mother. Mrs S. W. Vance ami
the following brothers and sisters:
Messrs V. H., v. Q. Vance of Colum
bia, Mr. S. N. Vance of Bonnettsvlllo,
Mrs. William Hanks, Mrs. Frank Fer
guson of Greenville and Miss Caro
A PROMINENT CITIZEN
HAS PASSED AWAY
John M. Wood, of Princeton, u Lead
ing Citizen of the Count) and Highly
Esteemed Man Died Thursday.
.John M. Wootl, one of the liest
known and highly esteemed citizens
of the county, died at his home at
Princeton Thursday after an illness of
several weeks. Mr. Wood was one of
the many to contract pneumonia in
tin- recent warm weather and alter a
struggle in which skilled physicians
i.ml loving hands did all that could be
done, he succumbed Thursday after
noon at "?::!() o'clock. The funeral
services were held at the Princeton
Baptist Church Friday afternoon. Rev.
.1. B Thayer conducting them. The
young men of his Sunday School class
wore acting pall bearers. The follow
ing were honorary pall bearers: M
I.. Cheek. It. F. Arnold. Robert Ridge,
way. Dr. It. B. Gllkcrson, .1. W. Taylor.
R. B. Taylor, Dr. .?. P. Dritt, A. .1.
Monroe. J. Frank Davis and .1. T.
Machen. A large number of friends
and relatives followed the body to the
grave and paid a silent tribute to his
Mr. Wood was a very enterprising
and progressive farmer, having been
very successful in his operations.
Though a very industrious man, he
always found time to render assistance
to his neighbors and to do much good
work in the community. He was high
ly esteemed for his many good quali
ties. His death leaves a place in the
community that will be bird to till.
Mr. Wood was about 1ft years of ago
and a son of the late T. It. P. Wood.
Bnrly in life he was married to Miss
May Bramlett, who passed away
some yea.'s ago. leaving two little
sons. He later married Miss Mamie
McCuen and she, with two small chil
dren survive him. Three brothers.
Messrs .1. P. and .1. A. Wood, of this
county, and Mr. W. P. Wood, of Texas,
and one sister, survive him also.
His death was received with sorrow
all over the county, he being univers
ally esteemed wherever known.
Play at Shilob.
A play, "Miss Topsy Turvy" will be
given at the Shiloh school on Thurs
day night. Dec. 1ft for the benefit of
Standard R. & ' ?
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Standrad Building and
Poan Association will he held Friday.
Dec. 2<ith, 1012 at 1:30 o'clock. The
mooting wiil be held in the olllces of
the People's Poan and BxchangO Pank.
NEWS Of THE WEEK
IN TOWN Of CLINTON
I New Minister Welcomed by
ON POPUI AR PEOPLE
Marriages and Receptions Keep the'
Society Folk Going. Changes at
Graded School, Mr. ltutlcdgc and
Miss Parrot! Resigning. Plnj at the
Clinton, Dee. 17. On Sunday after
noon at I o'eloek at the resilience of
Mr. ,i. W. Copolnnd, Jr., Miss Margaret
Parrott was married to Mr. P.ugcnc
Pouche. The ceremony was perform
ed by the Rev. Mr. Vass and was wit
nessed by a number of intimate It lends
of the bride and groom. The only
attendants were Mrs. .1. \V. Copolnnd,
the bride's sister, and the groom's
tl'otbor, Mr. Foucbe, Mr. ami Mrs
Pouche are making their home tor a
1 while with Mr. and Mrs. Copolnnd.
Death of Mr. .1. I.. McNeill.
Mr. .1. I.. McNeill died at his home
1 in this place on Sunday night and
' was buried here Monday afternoon
:it I o'clock. lie is survived by a
widow, who was Miss I.on Walker. Mr,
McNeill has llvoil in Clinton for a
number of years. Inning removed to
this town from Greenwood, lie was
a veteran of the War Botwocn the
I States. A large Circle of friends and
connections share the grief of bis
Dr. lt. W. Johnson to Ma IT) Miss Adair
A large circle of relatives and
friends are interested in the marriage
of Miss Mamie Adair and Dr. lt. W.
Johnson, which will take place on
Wednesday afternoon at six o'clock at
the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Minnie C. Adair, and will be attended
by .i number of intimate friend;'. The
ceremony will be performed by the
Rev. .1. B, Mahnffey. Dr. and Mrs.
Johnson leave on the 7*20 tram to vis
it his relatives in North Carolina. On
their return they will be ;it home
with Mrs. Adair.
The bride has a wide circle of
friends and relatives and Dr. John
son during the two years he hits lived
hero, has made many Irieuds who all
congratulate and give their good wish
es to the collide.
Changes at flic Graded School.
Mr. Irvln RuHedge of Greenville,
principal of the public school, h is re
signed his post on account of bis
health ami the vacancy caused by his
leaving was filled by the t rut tecs by
the ebction of Miss Hera Bailey.
Miss Margaret Parrott. teach of the
fifth grade, resigned to be married.
Her place Is being filled by Miss
Kllso spencer. Tba graded school
will close for the Christmas holidays
I on Friday.
Pla> at (he Orphanage.
The senior class at the Thorn well
Orphanage, ututor the direction of
Miss Ruth Jewell, presented a very
Clever play Tuesday evening, called
"A Luncheon in the Suburbs." The
choral class of the Thornwoll Orphan,
age sang a chorus "Who can tell what
the bells are saying?" very creditably.
The Rev. S. 0. Can(C) Welcomed.
On Sunday night all the other con
gregations of the town Joined with the
j Methodists in welcoming ih< Ir new
minister, the Rev, S. O. Can ley.
dr. Cantcy came her" from Mate
burg, exchanging places v Ith the Rev.
J, \j. Mahafi'cy, who went from here
to Batesburg lie has made an excell
ent impression here.
Cn Sunday night the Rev. Mr. Vass.
of 'he Baptist church, the RoV. Mr.
Joiicj. of the Presbyterian church and
the Rev. Mr. Hooton of the Associate
Reformed church, all took part in the
services. the church was filled to
Its utmost capacity with an appre
Mrs. A. B. Galloway's reception on
Tuesday evening In honor of her son
and his bride, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Chandler was a very successful af
On Wednesday aft smoon in spite of
very inclement weather a larger num
ber of guests responded to Mrs. J. T.
Robertson's invitation to meet her
son's bride, Mrs. T. Q, Robertson, The
house was bright and Inviting and the
reception proved a lovely affair. Re
ceiving With Mrs. Robertson and the
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Nephew of Honorable R. A*
Cooper of Laurens.
Clllld Han Into Street Saturday After,
noon and was ('rushed to Death by
Automobile, whose Onners did not
Stop to Nee (lie Child tltej bad Kill,
Greenville, Dee. i<?. Following the
hearing of (lie testimony this after
noon ut tile coroner's Inquest Into the
d?'nfh of 11 tin ?renn, who was run
down and killed Saturday afternoon
by the automobile of Dm id S. .leu
kins, the jhirj returned a verdict at
(rlhulilig (lie boy's death to criminal
carelessness on the purl of Jenkins
ami bis son. Clyde. .Coroner liaison
issued a warrant and turned it ohm*
to (lie sheriff, who placed father ami
son under a: res?.. Mtorncyx for the
man ami his son will appear lieforo
Judge Prince III Anderson tomorrow
und make appllcalion for hull.
GreenvllUt, Doc I I, Irving, thu Hi.
ycar-ul i eon of th?? Id v. John W.
Wren, ,i country minister mid Kludont.
of Put-man university, was run down
by nn automobile on Augusta utroot
this afternoon and killed.
The combined efforts of the city po
lice and the county nulhoritlos to as
certain the slayers of the child liavo
come to naught as the driver of the.
car. when ho had seen that he had
run over the child. applied more
power to his machine and sped away.
Two men and three women occupied
the car. "I wonder If we have killed
him," exclaimed one of tin- women.
passengers as the machine passed
over the boy. but they did not stop to
satisfy her curiosity. She and the
j driver of the car were seen In look
Ibach at the bleeding form lying on
' tl.. street hut that wa- all llOtlCO
' iiski n of the incident by them.
I A merchant ran into the street ami
J picked the little fellow up and called
for physicians. The lad was placed
in a machine and rushed to the hos
pital hut died on the way. Mis father
had cone into the COUIltry, where ho
was to till an engagement at one ol!
his churches tomorrow,
When the lifeless body of the child
wi<? carried to the home where ihn
mother and three younger children
were alone, it was the lirvt news they
had had of the tragic event. TIlO
mother swooned at sight ?.f her dead
boy and tonight is. in a critical con
dition from tin- shock The child's
skull was frightfully broken and torn
I by the blow from the automobile.
The Men Surrender.
Greenville, Dee. i:>. David It Jen
kins, a well known and prosperous
planter of the Fork Shoals seetion oi
the county, and his tfi year old Hon,
Clyde, came to the city Sunday morn
ing and surrendered to Die sheriff and
the chief of police, as the parties re
sponsible for the death of little Irvin
Wrenn, who was fatally injured Sat
urday afternoon when their autotno
| bile ran him down at the intersection
! of Augusta and Klklns streets The po
lice preferred charges of exceeding tho
I speed limit and rcckiess driving
against Clyde Jenkins and released
him on bail ol $50, The county au
thorities will not take any action in
the matter until after the coroner's
Inquest into the death of the hoy,
which will be held at :i o'clock this
afternoon at the undertaking establish
ment of .las. F. Mac.key & Son.
Driver Wanted to Stop.
Jenkins stated that be had hl?
wife, two daughters and son in tllO
machine at the time or the accident.
The son was driving the car. and
stated that be realized at the tlmu
that he had run over the child and
probably injured him fatally. When
questioned as to Why he did not stop
after seeing that he bad inn over the
child, the boy stated that he wanted
to hut the holies in the car became
frightened and Insisted that they
keep going. Father and son both
; appeared deeply penitent over tho
tragic happonlng, ami seemed to
realize that they had acted unwisely
in not stopping the ear anil leading;
KOmo assistance to the dying hui or
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