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WO?DRUFF WANTS TO BE COUNTY SEAT
Governor Blease Appoints Commission to See If Pro
posed New County Complies With Statutes.
Ciovernor Mease has appointed n com
mission to see if a proposed new
county, with Woodruff as the county
seat, complies with the statutes in
regard to the formation of new coun
ties. A petition was sent to the gov
ernor several weeks ago praying that
an election he ordered, in which the
citizens in certain parts of Laurent]
and Spartanburg counties could vote
on the question of the formation of
this new county. The name proposed
for the new county is Enorec.
The commissioners appointed to ex
amine the records and maps for the
proposed new county are Herbert
Ferguson and Alexander Abererombie
of Woodruff, B. <!. Land rum of Spar
tanburg, and W. L. Gray, of Laurens.
The citizens of the town and vicin
ity of Fountain Inn have also pre
sented a like petition to the governor.
This has not as yet been acted upon
or rather no public notice has been
made of it.
in case the commission appointed
by the 'governor finds that all the
f conditions required by the statutes
j have been met by the petitioners, an
I election will he ordered within twen
ty days from the date when the com
mission makes its report to the gov
time as the entire urea has to he sur
veyed and then platted and a map
made of ih?
The statutes require that whenever
a petition is presented asking for an
election for a new county the peti
tioners shall deposit with the clerks
of court of the counties affected a
sum of money sufHcient to cover the
expense of surveys and plats, the ex
penses of the commissioners and for
the election itself. The portion of
this money due to he paid to the
clerk of court of Laurens county has
not been paid by the petitioners of
either of the proposed new counties.
In case the election for the proposed
now county results unfavorable to its
formation, this money goes into the
treasury of the old counties. In this
way, the petitioners for the new coun
ty are forced to hear the expense of
AGAIN IN THE AIR
?nlminittlon of Thins to Build Lino
From Augiisin to Columbia Again
Hlnrts Humor ns to Line from Co
Inmhln to Lauren*.
The talk of a railroad or electric
fine form Columbia to I^aurens, via
Newberry and Clinton, will not down.
The announcement that the contract
had been awarded for an olectrlc line
from Augusta to Columbia has again
given rise to a talk of a similar line
from Columbia to Laurens. The. fol
lowing dispatch whs sent out from Co
lumbia several days ago:
The announcement from Augusta
t*?at the contract for the construction
?f the Geoggla & Carolina Railway,
which Is to extend from Augusta to
?olumbia had been awarded was re
solved with general interest by all
Columbians. Business men of Colum
bia were delighted with the announce
ment and expressed the opinion thnt
the new electric and steam line would
mean much to both Augusta and Co
lumbia as well as all cities and towns
in Western Carolina.
There is a movement on foot- to
build a trolley line from Columbia to
GTeenvllle by way 'of LaurenB. In
that event Augusta would foe given an
interufban connection with the rich
Piedmont Bection of South Carolina,
which would moan much from a trade
standpoint. Ohe question of construc
ing the new line was discussed at a
meeting of tho business men held here
during the last general assembly. It
is thought that should this line be
constructed the power to be developed
at Paar Shoals on Broad River, twenty
two miles above Columbia, will bo
used. Ohe company is spending sev
eral million dollars and 27.000 horse
power will be developed. The inter
urban in this State is rapidly develop
ing. Greenwood is now connected with
Greenville nnd Anderson by an elec
tric line, and work on the road from
Greenville to Spartanburg is progress
ing. The road it is said will be even
tually carried to Charlotte. Thus Au
gusta would bo placed in connection
with North Carolina cities by electric
lino. There Is also some talk of ex
ponding the line from Greenville 10
Congressman Johnson in Town.
Congressman Joseph . T. Johnson
has been In the vicinity for several
days visiting friends and looking af
tor appointments, at the different post
offices where the terms have about ex
pired. Monday he went to Woodruff,
where a warm contest hns been on ev
er slnco tho election of Pres. Wilson
Tuesday he spent the day In Clinton,
where the. applicants have been mak
ing things lively for the past few
weeks. Congressman Johnson gave
no Intimation as to who would l>" ap
pointed In either pla<*'? The ,lM m
of the local postmaster. Mr. C. II.
Hlclts, does not expire for nearly tw<,
yoars. It Is hardly probable thai bis
successor will be named until his lime
has nearly oxpired.
COUNTY MKD1CAL SOCIETY.
Held Regualr Monthly SI?etlng Last
.Monday in Offices of Drs. Tcaguc
The Laurens County Medical Socie'.y
with Dr. Isadore Schaycr, acting pre
siding oflicer, held their regular
monthly meeting here last Monday.
The session was called to order in the
ofllces of Drs. Tongue and Ferguson
and a very interesting meeting was
held. During the morning a report
on the state meeting held recently in
Rock Hill was given hy Dr. G. F.
Klugh of Crnrs Hill. Dr. Klugh also
read a paper on "Exophthalmic Goitre"
The paper was interesting and illum
inating and elicited much discussion
from the members present, showing
the great Importance of more thorough
knowledge of the ductless glands.
During the business session a com
mittee was appointed to raise this
county's share of the fund necessary
to build the proposed monument to Dr.
J. Marion Simms. This committee is
composed of Drs. Ferguson, Mailey nnd
Klugh. A local committee was also
appointed to co-operate with the Red
Cross Society in emergencies. This
committee is composed o fthe Presi
dent and secretary, ex-offlcio, and Dr.
J. W. Davis, Clinton. Dr. C. E. Rogers.
Gray Court and Dr. J. W. Heason, Gray
WATTS WIXS FIRST.
Locals Take First Game of League
vSeurion. Same Tennis play Here
The initial games of the C. N. & L.
League were played last Saturday in
Newherry and Clinton. The local team
from Watts Mills defeated the New
herry mill team in a fast and snappy
game on the Newherry grounds with a
score of 4 to 2 and Clinton Mill won
from Lydia 4 to 2 in a well-played
The game in Newherry was one of
the most interesting games ever wit
nessed there. Floth teams were well
balanced and it was a fight to a tln
IbIi. Watts tucked the gnmo away
in the first round, when Fisher
brought Simpson and Ruff over the
plate with a home-run drive over the
fence. Watts made one more score
when Ilammett came in on Ruff's long
sacrifice drive to deep left. Nowberry
scored two In the seventh on a couple
of errors and two singles. Roth twlrl
ers were in good form.
(Jmncs Next Saturday.
Watts will tackle Newherry again
this coming Saturday at Watts Mill
Mall Park. Moth teams will hnvo the
same line-up. which gives promise of
another corking good contest. The
game will he called al 3:.to and the
admission will he 16 and 25 cents, la
The commencement exercises of
IiOiig BrnilOh school will he held Fri
d.iy rflghti MhV 2nd. The exercises
will begin promptly ?tt s o'clock. The
ptlbllO is eordi.lllv invited.
PRIZES ARE OFFERED
FOR SWATTING FLY
Civic League Decides to Oilier 10
Cents a Quart for Flies Killed dur
ing the Mouth of May.
The chic league at a meeting held
last week declared war against the
house fly. They decided on a cam
paign to last through the month of
May in which they will pay cash for
all the flies brought in to them. Ten
cents a quart is ofTered for every
quart of flies delivered to any one of
their committee during that month.
In addition to the payment for the
pesky insects, the league is going to
offer two valuable prizes for the per
sons bringing In the largest and sec
ond largest number during the whole
campaign. The campaign begins to
The following are the committee to
Whom the flics can be delivered:
East Main street, Mrs. Fleming
West Main street. Mrs. .1. S. Bennett!
South Harper street, Mrs. .1. N.
North Harper street, Mrs. E. W.
Swat the fly campaigns are coming
to be quite common over the conn
try Cities everywhere have organiz
ed such campaigns and millions nnd
millions of ilies have been gotten rid
of which otherwise might have spread
disease. The fly has come to be con
sidered as one of the greatest germ
spreaders that health authorities have
to contend with. Microseoris exam
ination of their feet have shown mil
lions of germs upon a single fly and
these germs are carried from place
to place so long a? the flies are al
lowed to live or so long as stores and
homes remain unscreened,
While swatting the fly will certain
ly tend to reduce the number of them,
individual work to prevent their germ
ination will be productive of even bet
tor results. Since it is a well known
fact that flies are hatched out mostly
in the barns and outhouses, the peo
ple of the city are urged to make ev
ery effort to prevent them from breed
ing. A solution of iron sulphate (one
pound to a gallon) sprinkled in the
barn and stables once a day will kill
all the maggots. As one gallon will
be sufllcleut for each stable, the total
cost will be very little.
The campaign starts tomorrow. The
little folks aro expected to kill the
big flies and the big folks are expect
ed to prevent the brooding of the lit
Go at it!
TO CLOSE AT H1X.
Many Stores have Signed a? Agree
ment to Close Doors at Six O'clock
As announced In The Advertiser last
week, nearly all of the stores of the
city, wth the exception of the drug
stores, have agreed to close ea h af
ternoon at 6 o'clock, in order to allow
the clerks to enjoy some freedom nnd
fresh air during the summer months.
Since the early closing movement is
generally joined by the merchants out
of consideration of their clerks, they
expect the people of,the city to co
operate with them in order that they
may not suffer from any loss of trade
thereby. The ladles of the city are
specially urged to prepare for their
wants during the early hours of the
day so that when the closing time
comes their stores will not be forced
to stay open on account of them nnd
so that those who close their doors
may secure what trade should right
fully come to them. While it might
appear that ordering a bill of grocer
ies at 5:55 P. M. allows the store to
close on time, yet If several orders
come in at the same time It will be
necessary to keep op~" 'or quite a
while to deliver the g^ \ So the
merchants have requested that the
housewives send In their orders early
in the day so that the doors may be
closed on time and so that they will
not lose any regular trade by closing
at G o'clock.
An Infant Dies.
Charlotte Teague, the infant dnugh
ter if Mr. and Mrs. W. It. Myers died
at their home here last Sunday. The
little one was buried Monday morn
ing in the city cemetery, where many
friends gathered to attest their sym
pathy for the bereaved parents. They
havo hundreds of friends who share
their grief. Tho services were con
ducted by Itev. M. tt, Lawson, pastor
Of ? I <? First Baptist church.
MEMORIAL. DAY TO BE
Dr. S. A. Steele, of Columbia, to De
liier the Address In the Opera
House In (he Afternoon.
The Memorial Day exercises will
he hold In the opera house this year,
instead of at the cemetery as last
year. Immediately after the exercises
in the opera house a line of march
will be formed to the cemetery where
the graves of the departed soldiers
will be decorated by the ladies and
children. The exercises in the opera
house will begin at 5 o'clock. The
moving picture show will be in opera
tion until a few minutes preceding the
opening of the exercises.
Dr. S. A. Steele, of Columbia, has
been secured to make the annual ad
dress. Dr. Steele is a very eloquent
speaker and a man who has made a
special study of Confederate history,
so Iiis address is being awaited with
At the last meeting of the U. IV C,
the following committees were ap
pointed to act that day:
Year 'hook?Mrs. M. I,. Copeland.
Mrs. Brooks Swygert, Mrs. W. R.
Aslgnment Of graves?Miss Mayme
Ferguson, Mrs. \v. l). Ferguson.
Committee to receive wreaths at the
court house?Mrs. John F. Bolt, Miss
Minine Bald), Miss Bessie Holand, Mrs.
J. R. Little.
On decorating the monument?-Miss
Janet Faciarlane, Mrs. W. It. Richoy,
Jr., Miss Ella Roland.
To tie sashes?Mrs. J. S. Bennett,
Mrs. O. Warren [Bolt, Mrs. \V. 03.
On Program- Mrs. R. E. Babb, Mrs.
H. K. Aiken, Mrs. W. 0. Lancaster.
DEATH OF EDWIN M. NANCE.
Native of Waterloo Dies at his Home
in Guyton, Gn. Invalid for Several
Edwin M. Nance, son of A. E, and
Susan M. Nance, formerly of Water
loo, both of whom 'have been dead for
several years, died at his home In
Quyton, Qa., April 20th. For some
years the family have made their
home in Greenwood, though Mr.
Nance was for many years employed
at different places on the railroad and
for the past several years had been
living in Georgia, An account of his
death was sent out from Greenwood,
Edwin tMi. Nance, who 'was well
known by many in Greenwood and
Laurens counties, died at his home at
Guyton, Ga., April 20, after four years
of total invalldism, being a sufferer
of multiple neuritis. He leaves a
wife and three children nd two sis
ters, Miss Xlna Nance and Mrs, W.
F. Milam of Greenwood. He was a
son of A. E. and Susan M. Nance.
Mr. Nance was a telegraph operator
from early boyhood. For a number
of years he was employed by the As
sociated Press and many newspapers
of the larger cities of the South. He
handled the wires during the Spanish
DEATH OF MRS. WHAM.
Widow of the Late James Wham of
the Trinity.Ridge Section Dies in
Mrs. Sarah Wham, widow of the
late James Wham of the Trinity-Ridge
section of the county, died at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williford, In
Greenwood, Wednesday after a very
short Illness. The body wns taken to
Duo West the following day where it
was Interred beside the bodies of oth
ers of her family.
Mrs. Wham was a loyal and devoted
member of the Methodist church. She
was about "S years of ape. Her hus
band the late James Wham, preceded
her to the grave just about a year
ago. Fotir step-children survive her,
as follows: Mrs. Walter Mahaffey, of
Greenville, Mrs. Benjamih Wofford. of
Woodruff. Mr. George Wham, who
lives at the old home place, and Miss
Infant fill hi Burled.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. H.
K. Dallas, of Spnrtanhurg. was hurled
In the Laurens cemetery Friday
morning. Rev. Mr. Pendlcton, of Spnr
tnnburg, conducting the Hffrvlces. tors.
'Dallas is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Addison Sullivan, oi this city. The
parents have the sympathy of th< lr
friends in this city in their bereave
PLAINTIFFS WIN IN
FIRST COURT CASES
Verdicts Against Defendants tu the
First Throe Cases Tried in Common
Tho court if common please con
vonod Monday morning with Judge
Ceo. E. Prince on tho bench. Steno
grapher Paul Dodson, of Qroenvlllo,
is taking the testimony of the court,
assisted by Mrs. Dodson. All of the
other officers of the court were in
their accustomed places, Including
Clerk ot Court Power. Sheriff OwlngS
and "Uncle Jack" Glenn. The first
two days of the session saw the work
dispatched with precision. The throe
eases finished resulted in verdicts for
The cases tried so far are as fol
McSwalll v8 Adams Grain & Pro
vision Company, verdict for the plain
tiff in the sum of $219.64.
A. 1.. Mudgens vs L. C Culbortson,
verdict for the plaintiff in (lie sum
Bailey vs .lohn 10. Adnir, verdict for
the plaintiff in the buiu of $282.70,
The court is now occupied with
tho case of Nanny 10. Tin ker, admin
istrator of the estate of Tommy Tuck
er vs the Clinton Cotton Mills. This
is one of two suits now in the courts
in Which Mrs. Tucker Is suing (lie
cotton mill for $30,000 because of the
death by drowning of two of her lit
tle boys in tin1 (Company's pond at
Clinton. The suit will probably last
all of today.
The ease of Sullivan vs the C. N.
& Ii. railroad, involving the ownership
of certain properties between the
Robertson Hotel and the railroad sta
tion, is scheduled to come up some
The term of court is expected to
last for two weeks.
HENRY COUNTS ATTACKED,
Greenwood Wan Knocks Him Uncon
scious with Heavy Wrench.
Greenwood, April 20, Henry Counts,
aged about 21, was seve rely boaton
over the head late yesterday after
noon witli a "monkey" wrench wield
ed by "Doc" Dixon, a powerful white
man of this city. Counts was knock
ed unconscious, and is in a precarious
condition, though not necessarily fa
tally injured. Dixon is in jail charged
with assault and battery with intent
From the stories of the witnesses
? o the afaii, It seems thai yesterday
afternoon Counts was driving Dlxon'fl
automobile, accompanied by the
owner. In some way the machine was
run into an obstacle nnd damaged. In
the dispute which ensued as to who
should pay for the damage, "Doc"
Dixon, who Is a much more powerful
man than young Counts, became en
raged, seized a "monkey" wrench and
boat Counts over the. head with it,
rend M ing him unconscious. Mcdlcau
attention was given the injured man,
and he gained consciousness this
morning. Dixon was locked in tho
Henry Counts comes from a promi
nent family of Laurens, and lias been
working In an automobile shop In
Greenwood for some time. He is well
liked. "Doc" Dixon, a man of about
56 years, formerly ran a butcher simp
here, but la'ely has been unconnected
witli any business.
Death of an Infant.
The hundreds of friends in Lau-1
rens county of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Babb of Greenville sympathise moHt
deeply with them in the death of
their Infant daughter, Lillian, which
occurred at their home last Friday.
The little girl was buried In the Lau<
rens cemetery Saturday evening, the
services being conducted by Itev. U.
1?. McGco. The pallbearers were
Messrs Houston Roper, It. E. Maid)
R. A. Babb, K. O. Anderson, .1. N
Richardson, and C. K. Ray.
A horsehldo contest that is guaran
teed under the pure food and drugs
act will be pulled off this eve at tlic
new ball park when the local high
school team tackles the Clinton school
aggregation. The fight will llegln
promptly at. 1 o'clock and those ffho
desire to poop at a porfeCl picture of
pill performances can do so by drop
ping 115 or 2~> cent* in the ticket col
lector':', lap. The loCUiHcfl have been
practicing hard and are now in mid
Important Real Estate
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Congressman 'Johnsen Visit* Clinton
to Look Over tlte Field In Order t?
Come (o a Conclusion us to n
Recommendation for Postumster,
Clinton. April 20. -There have boeu
sovcrnl important real ootnto deals in
Clinton recently. On Tuesday of last
Wick ('apt T. J. Dtiokell sold his
place on the south side of town to
Mr. J. M. Pitts for $4.000. The same
dny Mr. J. F. Jacobs sold the Morton
place on South Hroad to Mr. Arthur
J. Utile lor $6050. On Wednesday at
auction Mr. J. I. Copeland and Mr.
T. D. Copeland sold a DUIUhor of lost
on Florida street. This section of
the town they have named Kastland,
mid it is expeeled that il will build
up rapidly, at least four of those pur
chasing lots, having signified an Iri
tontloil to build on them the coming
summer Purchases were made by
Messers. C. \V Stono, 10. H. Adalr.
P. M. Pitts. W. A. Morohcnd, W. I?.
Parr, C. D. Bllgh, Thos. J. Nahors, J,
II. Stone. It. II. Ilatlon. and others.
TIlO prices were on tin* whole vorj
Mr. I.. II. 'Davidson t+ erecting a
handsome colonial homo on Musgrovo
Btreot, on one of the mosl beautiful
sites in Clinton.
Mr. Dothwell Oralvam recently
purchased n lot adjoining Mrs. W. (!.
Neville's on College street.
Congressman Johnson's Visit.
Cleat intorosl was fell In Congress
man .Johnson's presence in Clinton
today. It understood thai the chief
object of Ills visit was to inform him
self on the post offlco situation. There
aro several able men at work for the
appointment and It will not he easy ' i
select from among them,
Memorial Dny Program*
Memorial Day will ho observed In
Clinton as usual Oil May 10. The
Stephen I). I^oo chapter does not fee!
that in entertaining the veterans at
dinner on that day they in any way
mar the sacreduess and solemnity of
the occasion and the old gentlemen
will bo feasted to the host of the la
dies' ability. The oxoreiscs will be
gin at '.i o'clock with the decoration
Of the graves;. At 10 o'clock the mon
ument will be decorated and :mme
dlately the usual program for the
occasion will be carried out in Caro
lina Memorial chapel. At 111 o'clock
dinner will be served in the grove on
Thorn well Orphanage campus.
Social and Personal.
Mrs. M. A. Hays will entertain the
members of the Halcyon Book club
at n luncheon tomorrow.
Mrs. Bothwoll Graham will enter
tain the members of the Aclaeon book
dug tomorrow afternoon.
Last Wednesday afternoon Mrs. W.
II .Bhands entertained Iho Friendly
Dozen book club.
Miss Irene Little was hostess to the
members of the young ladles embroid
ery club and a few gUOHtS last Wed
Miss 55C0 Wright entertained a num
ber of young people on Thursday ev
ening In honor of her guest, Miss
Katharine Wright of Nowberry,
Mrs. It. K. Wallace and little son.
Lewis Of KingStreb are visiting rela
tives in town.
Mrs. Cranvllle Taylor and Miss FJm
mlo Mc.Cravy of Asheville are visiting
friends and relatives here.
Miss Eliza Horton of Columbia
spent the week-end with Mrs. L. M.
Mrs. W. J, Bailey, Mrs. J. K. Jacobs,
and Miss Clara -Ducket? have returned
from'a delightful visit to Atlanta.
Mrs. n. A. Copeland und children
of Columbia and Mrs. Robort Cope
land Of Laurens ylsR?d' Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Copeland and Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Voting the past w e< k.
The p,ev. W. P. Jacobs altendod the
sociological Congress in Atlanta and
the conference of orphan workers'In
ilapotivtUo, Georgia, List weojt.
T:-f it< v. v. D. Jone$ Spent in
Week In Georgetown ? conducting
meeting. ' ' ?