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THE ANNUAL MESSAGE
OE GOY. BEEASE
RemarkablylMilcJ Document
for "Colle.!'
ADVISES (NEW MEMBERS
AGAINST PITFALLS
i? Message of over Twenty Seren ('<?!
nmns Got. Wense Keinterntes Old
Ylews and Adds Some New Ones
though All Couched In Terms t'n
nsnal for Hint.
The annhnl message of Gov. Colo
Ij. Illcaso delivered yesterday before
the general assembly was furnished
in advance to several papers whloh
has supported him in the past. From
o?o of these, The Newberry Herald
and News, The Advertiser takes sev
eral passages found below. The mes
sage was twenty-neven columns length
and was a very mild deliverance for
the governor.
Message.
Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
It is with a great deal of pleasure that
I wolcome you to the session of 191?..
Some familiar faces of your last body
are not seen among your membership
today. The changes have been many.
The people of South Carolina have
spoken, and we all must abide by
thoir decision, whether it be for us or
against us. But, coming fresh from
the people, as you do, and having been
re-endorsed by them recently as I have
been, it is enoumbent upon us to lay
aside any personal feelings we may
have, and any political differences
with each other, and join together in
the effort to bring our most diligent
and most thoughtful consideration
to the solution of all public questions
confronting u-, and endeavor to do
those things only which are for the
best interests of all people, both mack
and white, of our grand Common
wealth. ?
1 am proud to fjny, notwithstanding
I have just passed through one of the
most bittor campaigns ever waged
against a human being, that, as gov
ernor, I have no ill will towards nil}
man, save those who went out of their
way to use as campaign material
against me those things outside of po
litical record, commonly called false
hoods, in an endeavor to injure my
personal reputation, ^ That, however,
should have no Influence in our consid
eration of what is best for the State.
Some of my friends were defeated;
seme of those who were not pol it
leal supporters were elected; but it
was done by the sovereign people, and
1 have no complaint to make. Turn
ing my back upon the past, my eyes
are to the future, and it is my earnest
desire tho Information you may se
Wlth fairness and with justice and to
do that only which Is the will of my
Heavenly Father, and I pray to him
daily to guide and direct me. that 1
may do that which is for tho common
good of the people of my State, and
accomplish the purpose for which I It
has given me my life. For what I
have done In the past, whenever it may
have been, or wherever it may have
been, I have no apologies to offer to
any man or set of men, and no excuses
to make.
I beg leave to reiterate my inaugural
address of 1911, my annual message
of 1012, and each and every message
which I have sent to the general as
sembly since I havebeen governor,
and to ask you to read each one of
them, and give them your careful con
sideration, laying aside any personal
or political focling that you may have
towards me; and In the course of this
messnge, In making certain recommen
dations for your consideration. I shal"
refer you to my message of the last
general assembly, in order that, if you
desire the {information, you may se
cure it, and, further, in order to save
making this message too long and
tedious.
A Word to the New Members.
There has been, in the past, in vogue
In the house of roprosonatives, a rule
or system, by which new members
have been Cntlghl and sometimes de
ceived, vi/: Oommlttoomon, when
they go into their room for organiza
tion, are preset! tod by some member
with a resolution to the effect "that
this committee discuss all measures
lieforo ltd among ourselves, that we
(Continued on Page Five)
MISS MARY E. FRAYSER
TO CONDUCT CAMPAIGN
Campaign of Kducution in the Schools
Of the County to Stress School Im
provement und Henutitientlon.
Miss Wll Liou Gray, county super
visor of rural schools, has received a
letter from Miss Mary D, Frayser, of
the state department of education,
statin? that she would lie glad to visit
Laurens county nnd make addresses
in different schools as provided for by
a recent act of the legislature. Miss |
Gray has written to Miss Frayser to
come and she will be here to com
mence the Campaign on January 21st.
SOie will make eight addresses to the
school children and patrons of the
county. Xo definite program has been
arranged as yet, though it is known
that the campaign will he closed with
a joint meeting of all teachers, trus
tees and patrons who can attend at
the Laurens graded school Saturday
the 25th.
Miss Frayser was prompted in her
desire to visit Laurens county by a
reading of the Laurens County School
Journal, which she had seen. Think
ing that a county progressive enough
to have such a creditable journal
printed for its school children was
a good field to work In, she wrote and
asked if she might come. Just re
cently she has been making addresses
in Marlboro county and she states
that the children, teachers and pa
trons have been wonderfully enthus
ed in the matter of school improve
ment. Since this i? such an import
ant phase of school work, she hopes
that the trustees and all Interested
people will be present at the lectures.
Miss Frayser's plea is for Improv
ed school buildings, play grounds,
gardens, crockery, bench work, sew
ing etc. The children become Intense
ly Interested in these things if they
are once started in the right path and
Miss Frayser hopes that the oppor
tunity will be given a large number
of Laurens county children to become
Interested in the work.
MANY IMPROVEMENTS
NOTED IN CLINTON
Knights of Pythias Give Vnniial Ban
quet in the Iteiliodcled Hotel. Death
of .Mrs. Coli in Adams. Death of Near
Relatives of Social prominent Pen
pie.
Clinton, Jan. 11.?The new year
found Clinton ready for It and with
a showing of which the citizens are
not nshamed.
The Knights of Pythias ended the
old year and ushered in the now with
their eighth year-end banquot. This
banquet was especially brilliant on
account of its beautiful sotting n the
remodeled hotel dining-room. Mr.
John Young has expended more than
$10.000 on Improvements on this
building,
Now Dwellings and Stores,
Many new dweli.'nga !ll"i stores glvo
evidence of the growth and prosperi
ty of Clinton. The new dormitory at
the Presbyterian college is said to be
the most excellently equipped and
fitted In the smith. The hoys Colo
j brated their moving in on the socon 1
by a bonfire which occasioned them
much delight.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W, Ferguson's now
home on Hampton avenue is one of
the prettiest residences in Clinton.
Mr. Joe A. Phinney and Mr. G. A.
Copeland have built lino brick stores
on Musgrovo street.
Mr. P. S. Jean's new residence is a
great addition to West Main street.
Many other improvements have been
mado during the year, as has been
chronicled in this correspondence
from time to time. ?
Mrs. Colvln Adams Dead.
Mrs. Colvln Adams died at her home
here about 2 o'clock Tuesday, Jan.
14th. For many years she has been
in poor health. She was the widow of
the late Mr. Colvin Adams and the
mother of Mrs. P. T,. King and Miss
Rmma Adams who both survive her.
For many years Mrs. Adams ran
the hotel lu re and she has a wide cir
cle of friends nmrmg the traveling
puhlla who will regret her death, F'ho
had many wann friends in Clinton
Who will sorely miss her.
The funeral Arrangements havo not
wll ich she wps a life lon;r m ml ei
nnd where her husband Is burled.
Miss Emmie McCrpry left. tod.
Ashevllibi X. C . t? make her honn
wiiii Mr. and Mis. Gr?hVille Taylor
CONVENED YESTERDAY
Forty Day Session One of
Expectancy.
RUMORS RIPE
OF CONFLICTS
I,Ines ?III Probably Ito Tightly Drawn
and tiio Governor und Iiis Opponents
Will YYiiirc n Warfare. .Many New
Members make Outcome Uncertain.
The general assembly of South
Carolina convened for its annual ses
sion of 10 days yesterday at noon. One
of the most important pieces of legis
lation which is to he introduced is
the bill providing for cumpulsory ed
ucation, of which Senator Hall of
i Cherokee, is the author. A bill,
drawn by P. H. McMastor, State in
surance commissioner, for the pur
pose of creating "a state life insur
ance fund for the granting of life in
surance and paying annuities and to
provide the administration of the
same," will be introduced in the gen
eral assembly.
It has been announced that a bill
providing for a high license system
for the sale of intoxicating liquor in
original packages in Charleston will
be placed before the general assembly.
Senator B. R, Tillman, who was re
nominated in the Democratic pri
mary last summer, will be re-elect
ed United States senator by the gen
eral assembly soon after it convenes.
The inauguration of the governor
will be held as soon as the returns
from the general election are opened
and canvassed. In 1911 the Inaugu
ral exercises were held seven days af
ter the general assembly convened.
Main No? Members.
In the next general assembly 10 of
the II senators will begin to serve
their (lrst legislative terms. In the
house there are !>(> new members who
Were elected last. November. The
voters returned only 34 of the mem
bers ol the last house of representa
tives Who nskod for re-election.
The exorcises incident to the con
vening of a new general}- assembly are
of perennial interest to all South Car
olinians. Jn the senate, the process
is much simpler than in the house of
representatives. Charles A. Smith of
Timmonsvllle, the lieutenant governor
and president of the senate, will take
the chair and call the senate to order.
After which the clerk will call the
roll of the senate. Then the roll of
the counties in which elections were
held to lill vacancies in the senate
will bo railed. When the senators
elect land in their credentials and
p; ese.lt t he ir.sol ves before the bar of
the senntp, the oath of ofllco will lie
administered to them by the pros]
(lent.
The address of President Smith to
.he senate will follow. Then will
come the election of a president pro
tein, the election of a clerk, election of
a sergeant-at-arms, election of a read
Ing clerk, and an election of a chap
lain. After these elections, the sen
ate will send a message to the house
of representatives to notify it that i?
has organized and is ready for busi
ness.
The first step in the organization of
the house of representatives will be
the call to order by James A. Hoyt.
clerk of the last house or "late house"
as the Journal calls it. The elec
tion of a temporary chairman will
follow. Tie will take the oath of of
lire, present his credentials. The
clerk will call the roll of the In,use by
counties and the members present
will produce their credentials and be
sworn in by the t ?mporary Chairman
The election of a speaker for the
session will next occupy the momb< ra
of the house. The member who is
elected to this Important office will
take the chair and deliver an address
to the house. The house will then
gallon, the iion .
fOr their 10-day s(
FIVE YEAR SENTENCE
FOR ROBERT LAWSON
Jury Brings Out Verdict of
Manslaughter.
Shiver of W. V. I.asvsnn, Iiis Father,
Convicted before a Jurj of Iiis Peers.
Appeal lias been Filed uifh Supreme
Court for a New Trial. Hail Grunt
ed hut not Put Up.
Robert Lawson, charged wth the
murder of his father, W. F. Lawson
on the Streets of Clinton October 28,
19J2, wns found guilty of manslaught
er by the jury which tried him Wed
nesday. John M. Cannon, Esq., his
attorney, made a motion for a new
trial which was refused. Judge Prince
thereupon sentenced the prisoner to
five years on the public works of the
county or in the state penitentiary,
The defendant's attorney tiled an ap
peal to the supreme court for a now
trial and asked that bail be granted.
Judge Prince granted ball in the sum
of $:*,000. This has not yet been put
up and the prisoner is now in the
county jail.
The trial of Robert Lawson occupied
the entire day Wednesday, the jury
going to their room about six o'clock
In the afternoon and coming out about
nine o'clock. The evidence in the
case went to show substantially the
same facts as reported in this paper
Immediately following the tragedy.
Hoheit Lawson was living on land
owned by his father, but rented from
his two brothers who had contracted
to buy it. The night before the kill
ing, W, F. Lawson, who lived near
Lnnford, went to the home of Robert
Lawson, where his two brothers, Vic
tor and Eddie, from whom he rented
t ho land, also boarded. The next
morning W. F, Lawson nsked Robert
Lawson for the halo of cotton then
Uliglnncd in the sard as payment on
rout. Hoheit Lawson refused to give
up the cotton, declaring thai he owed
it to the hank. Some words followi I
and W. F. Lnwsot: hod Victor and Ed
die Lawson to load tho cotton on the
wagon. Vlctoi Lawson testified thn?
while they were loading the cotton
Robert Lawson stood in the doorway
with a pistol in his hand in a threat
ening attitude. After the cotton was
loaded Robert Lawson mounted the
wagon nnd carried it to the ginnery
Where It was ginned and the seed sold.
From here it was carried to the town
of Clinton. \v. P. Lawson and Victor
Lawson following behind in a buggy.
Arriving at the K:r t National Rank
the father and brother bad more words
over the cotton, the father dually get
ting into t'.ie wagon, taking hold of
the linos and driving toward ? '!<? ware
bouse with Robert Lawson standing!
in the rear. Victor Lawson followed
tho wagon in the buggy and testified
to seeing Robert Lawson pull lib pi
tol and commence shooting at hi,
father who was standing rather side
wise driving with his right hand.
Robert Lawson's testimony as to the
shooting wot <hat his father drew his
pistol and threatened to shoot hi in
when he, Robert Lawson, pulled his \
pistol and shot his father in defense!
Of his "life and property". After the
first shot, witnesses testified that Rob
ert Lawson shot SOVcrol times as his
father was falling and then gathered
tin *'.ie lines to keep the mules from!
running away, one of which had boon
| hit by a stray bullet.
The testimony In the case wont to,
show that tho father and son had. been
at odds for many years, that they had
had trouble between thom before and
that the son had left the father'?
house because they could not gof along
together. Robert Lawson claimed that
his father would noi allow him to go
i to school and that was one reason why
he left home. HO testified that hi-:
father had tried to shoot him once
before when living on tJtc Counts
TRIAL CONSUMED
BUT ONE DAY
REV. W. E. TMAYER
CALLED TO GREENWOOD
Pastor of First llnptbcl Church Called
to South Main Streit Church in
Greenwood. Has not Uenchcd a De
cision.
Rev. w. B, Thoyer, pastor of the
First Raptist Church hore, has boon
called to the pastorate of the South
Main street Baptist church of Green
wood. When asked Monday as to the
acceptance of the call. Mr. Thayor re
plied that he had not reached any de
cision in the matter hut that he had
the call under consideration and would
reach some conclusion very soon.
Mr. Thayor has boon in Raurens
since 1007 and has proved a popular
minister and citizen. Since the bo
ginning of his pastorate, the church
has grown in membership and in good
works with leaps and bounds. He has
the peculiar faculty of enthusing his
congregation with any work to be
undertaken and enters himself into
the work with great zeal and earnest
ness. He Ik an eloquent and able? pul
pit orator, being a deep student and
thorough scholar. Besides being a
minister to his own congregation, Mr.
Thayor has always taken a deep In
terest in (ho town as a whole and is
very popular throughout the city.
Though his congregation ami friends
are confident that he will not decide
hastily in thin matter and give up his
work hero, they would regret very
much to see him leave in ease he ac
cepted the call to Greenwood.
The Greenwood Daily Journal, in
speaking of the call tendered to Rev.
Mr. Thayor, has the following to Spy
of him:
"After the sermon at South Main
Street on yesterday morning, the
Committee of seven that had boon
appointed to secure a pastor, recom
mended that the church call Rev. W.
E, Thayor, of Raun-ns. The report
of the Committee was accepted and a
hearty and unanimous call was ex
tended to Mr Thayer.
"Mr, Thayor was born and reared
in Charleston, He took his literary
course til Richmond college, Virginia
after which be graduated at the Sou
thorn Uhptisl Theological Seminary
at Louisville. |<y. He was pa: tor for
the years of the Haptist church at
Rock Hill \yhero be was very popular.
So highly Is he esteemed In Rock Hill,
thai repeated efforts hnvo been made
to have him return to that city.
."From Rock, Hill he went to Ken
lit* key, from whic h place he was
called to Laurens. He has done line
work in Laurciis, where- he is hold in
high ostiom, not only by his own
folks, but by all the people of the;
city.
Mr. Thay?r is a line man. and a
most excellent pastor, and pronchcr,
The church has every assurance that
he will accept its call and move to
this city at an early day to lake up
to I ay teat lie South .Main St n i I
church is a splendid opening tor a
man of Mr. Thn.vor'fl ability. II" will
receive a warm welcome and the
heart;, support of the entire member
fill I p. Resides the pooplo of Green
wood arc- the folks that open tin i:
amis wide ie> receive most cordially
Blieb a man as Mr Thayer."
Mr. K. K. Woore lias Opened Simp in
Rlook Opposite Neu I'oh( Office*
The Laurens Tailoring Company is
the name of a now concern thai has
just recently been opened in Laurons
in the- Dial-day building opposite Ihn
new poHtbltlcc. The proprietor, Mr.
R. K. Moore has bad many ye ar., < X
porienco In the business and expects
to make- good 111 the- city, lie h is the
exclusive agency for the Wolfshojmor
Rre>s. clothes, one of the largest made
?o- measure houses In the country. Up
sides taking orders for clothes, Mr.
Moore cxpoeti to do a pressing and
nceUoh.
A NEW TWI.OIf.
INTERESTING ITEMS
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
Sections.
CORRESPONDENTS
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple all over the Count) and to Those
Who llnve Left the Kam 11) Hearth
stone and gone to Other States.
F?don, Jan, III, Mis. Palo Crisp, of
Knoroe, spent several dnys last week
with Mr. c v. Hipp und family.
Mrs. ICmma Reeves and Miss Suo
Gray were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
". W. MahafTey Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Owens were the
guests of Mr. T. II. Babb and Wife
Sunday.
Mr. M. W. Gray has returned homo
from Chappois Hill In Herldey county
where he has heen on a hunting trip.
Miss Sophia Armstrong spent Friday
night with Mrs. Isahella Brooks.
Mr. and Mrs. T. II. llahh were th??
guests of Dr. .1. W. Reason and wlfo
Thursday night.
Madden. Jan It Everything in
moving on "in" the oven tenor" of Itw
way, in our little town. All have en
tered the new year hopefully. Tho
sound of the axo is heard on the frosty
morning as the fanner here and there
is getting up fire wood and perchance
clearing a hit of land for the coming
crop Over yonder perhaps one Is get
ting out a few siock to have lumber
sawed, to do repairing In houses of
fences.
Miss Susie Lungston was hostosa
I last Wednesday to the Woman's Mis
1 slon Society of Prospect, Owing to
the Inclcinonc) of the weather only
a few of the ladies could go. TilOBO
that did I.ad an enpiyalde lime. Thorn
will ho nnolhoi meet dig held at tho
church Ten day.
The many h lends of Mri . M. T. Alli
son will pent to Iciirii iho is not so
well. She me been confined to her
led for the past fev days, hut WUH
able to he up Monday, Wo trust sho
will iiiii i,e aboul as usual. "Aunt
.Mag" is a great favorite with all.
I Mrs. John I!. Wright, or I'hioreo, who
is ever a most welcome visitor in our
midst, ran down lot a short stay with
her grandmother, Mrs Allison, Mon
day.
Mrs. John (J llrown, was also a
pleasant visitor recently. She was the
quo i of her aunts, MesdaiilCH Allison
, and Tottgne.
Mrs. Thud Moore ..ml baby, Lillian,
fipenl a plen inni week with her par
eni and othoi friends near Hahuu re?
to
to icq their face:- with iis al Sundoy
chnol, ? well n day ( hool,
There |,as 1" en sue;, ;:u Infill* of
[ new scholars into our school Ihat
those of Us "wiio dream dreams and
see visions' 'know that tho needed
j thing now is. to vote a larger special
'tax and employ two teachers per
haps three instead ol one. With out*
j $60 prize mo'n< > we have a nucloua
! tor building another room, already.
Lei some of our progross Ivo patrons*
Make the had. No use to talk much,
i It i. time for action. We have a fine
I teacher, bul sho can't accomplish tho
Impossible. 65 scholars on the roll
! and a fo v more yet to come.
Dial. Jan. 1". Thcro has been a
! dearth of news in this little com
munity. Ti'?' holiday crowd has ROllO
their dlftoreni ways till vacation*
'While fie "comers'' aild "goers' seem
j to be sticking close lo their own homo
j fires.
Ml ; Betty Aborcroinbic has return

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