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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1913.
FROM IH[ CJMY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many 'eo.
pie all over the County and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth.
stone and gone to Other States.
-Lanford, Dec. 29.-The heavy rains
last week spoiled ouI', good roads and
Christmas trade to some extent. It
also stopped the turning of land and
the mule trade.
Capt. 1. W. Lanford is in Tennessee
buying mules and horses for this
Miss Carrie 'Lou Higgins and Miss
Robin 'Patterson spent Thursday
night in Woodruff.
Miss Ruble Edwards and sister
spent the week-end with Miss'Othella
Master Charles and Miss Lucile
Camp spent a iportion of the holiday
with Miss Nell Welborn.
Mr. and (Mrs. Palmer Thomas spent
the week-end at .1. R. Franks'.
Mrs. J. T. Littlejohn with Master
J. T. and (ha,rlie Bell are spending
the holidays' at Capt. J. W. Lan ford's.
Mr. J. 1. Johnson has sold his prop
erty here to Mr. Joe Williams. Mr.
Johnson hasn't lived here in some
Mr. E. G. Boggs and family are vis
iting Mrs. Bogg's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. 11. M. Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Leo Langston 'visit
ed Mr. Jimmie Patterson, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Bonar" spent the
week-end at L. M. Cannon's.
Mr. Vance .Johnson is visiting his
Misses Flossie and Lottie Lanford
spent Thursday here with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. (i. J. Lanford.
Mr. .T. RIoland Willis is visiting at
Mr. T. R. Wolff's.
Dials, Dec. 29.-The holidays are
drawing to a close and
"The old year lingers at our hearth
Hand clasped with nenory,
Without our door the now year waits
Smiling and beckons us."
And here's to wishing each and ev
ery one a bright new year.
Mrs. N. Z. Nahors and children of
Columbia, are spending the holidays
with Mrs. I. S. Brooks and family.
The following young 'people will
leave in a few days for their respec
tive colleges, -Misses Nita hunter and
Cecii Owings to Chicora, Misses Kate
and Marie Curry to Lan'ler, and Miss
es Nell and Clara McCall to Fruit
land Institute and Mir. Marvin Harris
to the Charleston Mr:J!c Al college.
Misses Alpha and Vena Martin
were the guests of Miss Salle Brown
lee Friday night.
Mr's. Smith Boyd and litt.le dauigh
ter Eleanor', of Greenw'ood, are visit
lng Mr's. H. Y. Simmons and family.
Mr'. and Mrjt. W. S. Boyd andi chil
dren of Hiendiersonville, spent Satur
day with Mr's. J1. Ri. -Browniec and
MIsses Alpha and Lola Martin are
at home from Kinston. N. C., where
they have been in school.
?,ri. and Mrs. Arthur Harris and
children spent Sunday with Mr. D.
D). Harris and family.
Mr. James Roborson of lionea Path
was a welcome visitor to hoizmefolks
Miss Olare Camiphell was a visitor'
to the :Mountain Oty last week.
Mrs. J. T. GillespIe and children
of Greenville spent the week-end with
her 'parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harris
The oyster and 'box suprper at Dials
school house Friday night was a suc
cess and a ,tidy sum waTs'f6liged. The
sproceeds will go to iake some im
'provemients on the schooldbuilding.
OwIng to the absense df the .pastor
there -was no 'preaching 'here Sunday
Tylersvlie, Dec. 29.--Rev. 3. P.
Mitchell delivered his farewell sermon
ait Langston' N"nday. Although we re
gret givin. 'n imp, we are glad to
wdicome, Resv. Mr. Trogdon.
Misses Vehma and Corrine Coly, of
Piedmont, were tihe attractive guests
1f Miss Lillie Peterson. last week.
Nir. Hugh Meyers spent Sunday with
Mr. Furman Poole.
'Messrs. 'Pqlmer Linson of Augusth,
Ga. and Will Little, of Laniford, were
visitors in the neighborhood Sunday.
Miss Helen Tinsley and brother,
Earle, of Cross Anchor, were the
guests of Misses Grace and Fannie
On last Saturday i:ght Miss Lillie
Peterson delightfully entertained a
num'ber of her friends at a "Rook
party". During the evening progres
sive games were played and delicious
fruit was served. Quite a number
were present to enjoy the gracious
hospitality of the hostess and all re
Port a fine time.
Messrs. Layton Cooper and Wales
Johnson, of Cross Anchor, visited rel
atives here last week,
Messrs. T. P. Poole and W. C. Win
ters were .business visitors to Laurens
Miss Nonnie Clark and Messrs C. R.
Cooper and Niles clark were in Clin
ton last Wednesday.
Mrs. Tom Gross, of Taylors, is
spending Christmas with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peterson.
Madden, Dec. 29.-For the last time
in the year 1913, this correspondent
sends greetings to The Advertiser
readers. The old year goes out in
tears, for the patter of the rain drops
as they fall on the farm house roof
sounds like a requiem for the passing
of 1913. May we in the closing hours
of the year think only of the blessings
that have come to us-forget our sor
rows or mistakes and bravely turn our
faces to the new year with all it has
in store for us.
Wedding bells rang merrily in this
community during the Christmas tide.
On the 25th Miss Lillian Proffitt be
came the bride of Mr. Walter Moore.
They, with a party of friends drove to
Cross 1Hll where Rev. Jodie Martin
spoke the irrevocable words that made
the two one. 'May they know much of
'happiness 'in their wedded life.
On Sunday afternoon Miss Rosalie
Osborn was married to Mr..Edd Milan,
of Clinton, Rev. .1. A. Martin, offlelat
ing. The ceremony was witnessed by
the family and several neighbors and
friends who wish for the young cou
-pl success in the life that lies be
Among those who have gone from
us and yet who love to come back
home, we notice the faces of .Mesar s.
James ludgens, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
Ben Martin, of Enoree, and Shaw Cun
ningham, of Clinton. The latter, while
here. was the guest of 'his sister, Mrs.
G. H. Finley.
rMr. John Bryson, of Greenville, was
the Christmas guest of his cousin,
Douglas Bryson and the family of his
kinsman, J. M. Dean.
;Miss Juanita Martin is spending the
holidays with her parents here.
Among the new neighbors who have
come with the new year we are glad
to welcome the family of Sir. Cliff
Cuningham who are now domiciled
at the old 'Martin home, and Mr.
Clinkscales and family, of Spartan
burg will soon move to their new
home. lie :has 'purclhased a -farm from
Mr. J1. M. Dean.
Mr's. Mary Allison and niece, Miss
Ora .Power, spent part of the holidays
with did friends andl relatives near
Barksda1 l e.
'Misses Kate and Azile Wofford and
Ruth TBrowvn are the Winthrop. girls
wvho are at home 'for the Christmas
season. The present that they all
seemed to appreciate most heartily,
was the much dreaded report which
for all three was good. 'Congratula
tions to you young 'ladies.
'Prof. Yates Brownu who is now
teaching at Bowman, .Ga., was shaking
hands with friends and neighbors at
the Saturday service.,
Mr. John I, Brown, who has but
lately moved to Oheraw, was in his
accustomed place at Prospect Sunday.
'His friends -generally regret the de
'parture of 'him and his family from
The anany friends of Mrs. John R.
Finley will be sorry to hear she is not
so well, We hopie she wil'l soon be0 upi
and about as usual.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin were
out Saturday. Mrs. Martin stayed till
Sunday with he[ mother, Mrs. Finley.
Mr. and Mrs. Griff Finiey attended
a famnily reunion at the home of Mrs.
Finley's mother, Mrs. Della Cunning
ham, of Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Ounning
rham' had the pleasure of having all
hier children, nine in number, oni that
Misses Robbie1 Hludgons, Louiise Dean
and Ora Powers were the gestsi
DYNAMITE ON TILE FARM.
Mr. Tom Shaw Is Using improved
Method of Breaking Up Land as an
Mr. Toni Shaw, one of the county's
largest and most progressive planters
has recently tried out the new method
of breaking, up land with dynamite.
He has selected an acre of ground
on the main road from herd to Cold
Point and last week used the explo
sives in holes about three feet deep
and about fifteen feet apart. lie will
plant this acre in corn and the three
adjoining acres, broken up rin the
old way, he will also plant in corn al
so with the same amount of fertilizers.
in this way he is certain of finding
out just exactly what good results can
be gotten from the use of dynamite.
He expects to keep close tab on the
experiment and if it .proves success
ful will extend it next year.
CALLED TO UNION.
Rev. L. S. Shealy of Second Baptist
Church Will Move to Union.
Rev. i. S. Shealy, who has 'been the
pastor at the Second Baptist church
for several years has notified his con
gregation that he has accerpted a call
to Union. le will leave for his new
field at once. Rev. Mr. Shealy has
been a most popular and loved minis
ter and it is with the keenest regret
that his congregation and friends see
him leave. While here he has made
many friends as well as at Warrior
Ci'eek and Antioch churches where he
was pastor at the same time.
His successor will be Rev. W. S.
Walters of Rock 1ill, who comes with
the reputation of being an excellent
preacher and a man of many admira
Col. McGowan Here.
Col. Saimuel \McGowan, payinspec
tor in the United States navy, spent
several days in the city last week,
having come down to visit relatives
and to make soice improvements on
the McGowan plot at the cenmetery.
in addition to the work he directed
to he (lone on the family plot, Col.
McGowan, in 'his usual hig-hearted
way, made it possible for the ceie
Icry assoelatiou to greatly beautify
the whole cemetery by making a gift
of over five hundred settings of roses.
These rose plants, selected in WVash
inglon by (Col. Mc(lowan for their
great beanuty nai harnihood, are now
being planted by the cementery keep
er and give promise of adding a great
deal to the beauty and quiet attrac
tiveness of the place.
-Mr. Richard Simpson received a tel
egram from Camden yesterday in
forming him that he hadl been elected
superintendent of the Camden graded
schools to fill out the tin-expired toim
of the late superintendent, Mr. Legge.
Mr. Simpson was previously princi
pal of this school, but has 'been act
ing superintendent since the death of
Mr. Legge. His elevation to this po
sition Is quite a compliment to his
ability as a teacher and executive.
New Officers Elected.
At the regular meeting of the Royal
Arch Masons held last week the fol
lowing officers wvere elected for the
coming year: R1. A. ilabib, Hi. P.; Hi.
B. Hum'bert, K.; 0. i., Simmons, S.;
J1. F. Toibert. Tre'as.; iH. Terry, Sec.;
Geo. L. Pitts, C. of Hi.; 'C. M. Miller,
P. S.; T. L. Monroe, Ri. A. C.; C. Fi.
Brooks, 3V.; Thios. Downey, 2V.; Y.
S. Glilkerson, iv.; and 10. 0. Anderson,
Serb ices at Mounutville.
New Year services will be0 held at
tile Church of 'Eternal Hope, Unlvers
alist, in Mountville, Thursday. .lanu
ary 1, at 7 o'clock, p. mn. Dr.. D~eiano
Monday of the eMisses Wofford.
Mrs. P. Hl. Martin, her friends will
be sorry to learn, has beeni conflned
to her bed for the past day or so.
Carrol and Hugh Culbertson are
spending their Christmas 'with their
grandfather in Anderson.
Mr. 'Willh A. Wofford ha~s been on a
recent visit to his brother, J1. A. Wof
ford. He brought the news that Dr.
H. C. Wofford, who is well known in
Clinton, where he lived so many years,
is seriously sick. Hise family and
friends are very much concerned ove'r
'Mrs. May 'Iludgens Thomason, of
Woodruff, stopped for a short while
with her aunt, Mrs. T. S. Lnistotn.
ON CURRENCY LAW
'T'hinks it Will Benefit Country by De.
concentrating Surplus Money Frot
Now Y ork and Distributing It.
Spartanburg, Dec. 30.-Congress
m1an Joseph ''. .Johnson is in Spartan
burg, having arrived Sunday for a
short visit. Mr. Jo~nson talks inter
estingfly of the currency bill recently
signed by President Wilson, saying
it is a piece of constructive legislatiop
which is bound to redound in mu/h
good to the country at large. file
thinks that'it will prevent tpanics, be
cause it takes away from New York
the concentration or the surplus
money of the country, which is used
for speculative purposes and distrib
utes it throughout the United States,
to be used for legitimate commercial
Mr. Johnson said he was present
when the currency bill was signed
and it gave him much pleasure, for
he was one of the few members of
the house who advocated financial leg
islation during the special session of
congress called for a revision of the
Two Fundamental Principles.
The congressman says that, the
new currency act has many of the
salient features of the Vreeland-Ald
rich act, but differs from it. in two
fundamental particulars. The Vree
land-Aldrich measure provided for a
centrailization of the money of the
country, while the Glass-Owens bill
distributes the surplus in from eight
to twelve regional banks Ils tributed
throughout the country; also. the
Vreeland-Aldrich act provided that
the batiks could issue paper money,
while the Glass-Owens measure (ie
volves this sovereign function on the
The reserve board, which will have
entire supervision of the regional
banks and the operation of the new
law. will he appointed by the pres
ident and will be ;PaidIL a salary of
$12,000 a year, each, from the treas
ury of the United States. The na
tional banks of the country are al
lowed GO days to come into the n a
tional system, after that date they
Will cease to have any reserve privi
I eges. If they. do not come in after
12 months, they will lose their na
ITnder the old law, the nationai
banks were required to keep 15 per
cent. of their deposits as a reserve.
But, later, Wall street Interests got
congress to pass a law allowing the
banks to place three-fifths of this
amount in the reserve banks. Almost
invariably this money was sent to
New York and placed on deposit at 2
per cent. interest. There it was dis
persed on call loans and used for
speculative purposes. New York,
therefore, has $500,000,000 of the
surplus cash of the country'.
Under the new law, says Congress
'man Johnson, regional banks will be
established all over the country
which wilhl hand-le suirpluis of the
bianks entering into the new system.
This mtoiney will be loaned back to
the bianks in the systom to be used~
for commercial and not speculative
putrposes. In other wvords, it cannot
be0 utilized for "wild catting" in
stocks, but must be used for the fur
theriance of legitimate iindustrial en
ter pri ses.
lian~ks Must Subsc~ribe.
Regional .banuks cannot lbe estab
lishedl tunless thte banks ini the terri
tory suibscrihe to a minimum of $-4,
000,000 worth of stock. ilThe reserve
board of the United States names
three of the direcctors and the stock
holding banks name the othetr six.
These nine directors will atppoinit the
officials of the regional bianks. All
the banks becomng members of the
national system 'by stubscribing to a
regional bank will be tundler the sui
perv'ision of the reserve board, whuich,
at any time, may send a Unaited
States balking exaiminer to thorough
ly investigate that institution. TPhe
banks becoming members of the na
tional system will deposit 6 per' cent.
of their surialus and capital in the
regional banks. The regional banks
cannot take individual depiosits; they
will l'e the depositories of the govern
ment and the banks which are mem
hers of the national system. The
govornmnent itself will be the only
agency which Is delegated to issue
Times Allowed for Witl'drrgwal.
Three or f~ir years is allowed hv3
MiRtS. NA II E. IIALLE W.
Miother of Mr. .1. ''. A. Iallew, of this
('ounty, Dies at her Home in Union
Mrs. Snrah 1:. Ballow, mother of Mr.
.J. ,'T. A. Hallew, (ied at her home
"Oakland" four miles north of Uninon,
Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock. Mrs.
Hal lew hal been in poor health for
several years and her (lentil was not
uoxpected. She was 78 years of age.
eir husband, John T. l1allow, preced
ed her to the grave 32 years ago. In
her early life she united herself with
the Baptist church, and has lived ia
consistant Christian life through all
Mrs. Hallow is survived by nine sons
--J. T. A. flallew, of Laurens; J. P.
Hallew of Spartanburg and E. K. Hal
low, of Blackrburg; J. I. hallow, O. 'T.
Hallow. Olon Hallow, Omega Ballow,
Ola Hallow and Orin Ilallew of this
'ie burial services were held at
Duck Pond Baptist church, being con
ducted by the Rev. L. L. Wagnon.
Mrs. hallow was a remarkable wo
man, beautifully exemplifying the prin
ciples of true religion.
Mir. .1. T. A. Hallow was at the bed
side of his mother when the end came,
returning to 'his home in tilts coulntf
Saturday. lie has the symlpal.hy of a
wide circle of fliends in his bereave
DENO'N('ES S. C. PRIISONS.
"Oakland Sammy" Uses Some Lured
Lainguage in His 'Talk.
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 30.-Round
ly scoring jail and prison conditions
in South Carolina, .James P. Kelly,
alias "Oakland Sammy," finds the
tont.gonery jail a veritable haven
and harbor. Kelly was brought back
to Montgomery Sunday night to an
swer the charge here of burglarizing
the Alarion postollce in 1892.
Postofmee inspector -Gregory also
caine in for a full share of the ani
mosity of the man whose career in
twenty years has been one which, if
known, would probably marvel the
most extraordinary stories contained
in tihe wihid('est detective books.
"I would rather he in h---l than in
a prison or convict camp in South
':'arolina," is the way Oakland Sam
my tells of the conditions in the pris
ons which lie left but a short while
ago, under a parole from Gov. Cole
Kelly brands the statements her
alded in this section of the burning
of a jail in Florida in which he was
confined and the placing of the re
sponsibility on him, as false an. a
malicious attempt of the postomice
officials to corral together evidence
to cause his chances of reformation
Kelly declares that le is not guilty
of half the charges which have been
preferred against him, and denies
vehemently ever having attempted to
'burn a jail in Florida, after his es
caple fi'omi the Montgomery jail in
When Kelly was searched soon af
teir his arrival here, a small jag saw,
and~ a small biottle of flu id, appai'ent
13' of ain explosive chlariactei' was
'found in the i)Ocket or one of his
Arriestedl just as he r'eachied the
gate of a SouthI Car'olina eonvicet
camipl after his p~ariole by Governor
rtlease, andl Placed undt~er guiard In a
jail, offcers here aire at a loss to
know how it was possible for theo
prisonei' to seculre implements, which
but foi' the vigilance of Ciaptarn Che
ney, of the local jail, might have per1
mitted another daring escap~e firom
Mr. Sullivan to Take Office.
Mr. James H1. Sullivan, the newly
hpinifted superintendent 'of euoc.
tion, will take charge of the offie to
morrow, 'he having b~een preparing
himself and getting acqtuaintedh with
the dletails of the 'business for sev'
eral dlays. Mr. Pit-ts, wvho gives tip
the offlee at. this time, 'has not yet
iintimatedl w~hiat his plans are for the
the new cuirrency act for the wilth.
di'awal of theo $500,000,000 from New
York. The withldrawal nmust be gr'adu
al, otherwise theore wiuld he a panic
if suich a Ilarge 'rinount is takeni fi'om
the finaiicial centei' of the counatr'y ina
NEWS OF THE W[[E(
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Movements of People Well
Known in This County.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Dlancing, leceeptions and Parties Make
Merry the Holidays. Young Men
and Youtng Women Enjoy the lioli.
days with Parents at Home.
Clinton, Dec. 29.-Ont lFriday after
noon Mrs. Guy Pitts entertained th
Acteon book club. This was a most
delightful meeting with the Christman
spirit carried out in every detail.
On Christmas night the young peo
ple enjoyed a very informal dance in
On Monday night Mrs. W. B. Owens
Jr., entertained a number of friends at
a most elaborate tea.
During the past week there has
been entertaining all the time with
linings and tens and luncheons.
)r. W. S. Bean, Jr., of Virginia, is
with his parents tiring the holidays.
Air. 1. It. Owens, of Abbeville, is in
the city with his parents.
Misses Virginia a and Nancy Owens,
l'vie Shands, Lena Adair, Ilattle Fin
ney, :nmina ('handler and ouise Aus
tin are here from Winthrop.
-Miss Amy C'opeland is in town
for t:he holidays, from the Collego
MIiss Mary King and Irene Dillard
from Randolph Macon, are in the city
for the Christmas holidays.
Miss Edith Austin is here from
Winthrop for a few lays.
Mir. Paul Austin, who teaches in
Charleston, is spending his holidays
with his parente.
Miss Sara ('opela nd is at home front
Marion, N. C., for this week.
Mr, Workman .Yohiison.f. M. T.,
Greenwood, is with his uncle, Mr,
Workman, for a few days.
Mir. IR. Z. Wright of partanbu rg,
is in town.
MI. and Mirs. 1i. L. 'Todd and fan
ily oif (Greenvilh'. s'ent Christnmasi
with 1r. i. Z. Wright's faimily.
ir. Hohert Durant, of Spartanthur g,
is spending this week in Clinton.
ir. and Mrs. .lohn Spratt of Latu
rens, Ir. and Mirs. W'illinim Ii. .James
of Atlanta, Miss Virginia Neville of
Tennessee, Miss Eliza Neville, of Del
ton and Mr. I). W. A. Neville, of
Washingt',n, spent Christmas with
Mrs. W. G. Neville.
Mr. Daniel Ilrimm. of Hlishopville. is
with his parents for the holidays.
iMiss Frances Garvin, of Easley,
spent Christmas here.
Miss Eliza Spencer is visiting her
parents during the holidays.
Mr. John Henry of Greenville, is in
the city for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. 'Pon Robertson, of
Clemson, and Mliss flessie Fretwell,
of Ahheville, are the guests of Mr's. .
.,irs. L. NM. Kennedy and Kathrine,
of Spartanburig, are vis-Iting relatives
In Clinton t his week.
Mrt. andi NIrs. .Ja.mnes R. D)avis, of
Laurens, atre visiting Mr. anud Mr's. .1.
Mrls. J1. Q. Phillips is ini Macon with
heri sister', Mr's. A'ikerman.
Mr's. F. I). Jones and children left:
Mlontday for A\i ken, to visit. .her brothi
Rev. F. I). Jones lcft foi' George..
town on Monday, where lie w-ill sitemt
Mr. D~arby Fulton, of Columiau. is
the guiest. of Mr. William .Jacobs.
Mr. iT'hornwell Jaco-bs, of Atlanta.
Is visiting his father this week.
Miss Emma ipp)I of Moutntville. is
with her' parents this week.
'Miss Mary D~illard of Lake City, is
in town for the holidays.
Air. II. Y. Vance of JTacksonville,.
Fla., spent Christmas here with rela
Nliss Sara hiarvin of Spartanburg,
visited Miss Mary J. Manson last
Miss Eugeina Iavo. of Columbia,
sqient Chi'istmnas with Dr. WV. P. Ja
Mr i. and Mrs. Roy Siunmpsoit -have ire
turined to thieiri home ini Spaitanhutirg'
aftei' visiting i'elatives here for the
Miss Lauriie Auil, of Laurens'it, is~
(Contt inued c on Il'age IFive.)