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VOLUME XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1414. NUMBER 24
FROM THE COUNY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo.
ple all over the County and to Thios
Who Have Left the Family Hearth.
stone and gone to Other States.
Rabun, Jan. 5.-Ch ristmas has pass
(1d 'off very quietly as the heavy rains
spoiled our good roads and our mer
ry Christmas fun.
As the old year goes out let us
forget our mistakes and sorrows and
bravely turn our faces to the new
year with a' happy heart.
'Mr. Rufus Armstrong and sister,
Miss Cora, of Laurens, were visiting
relatives in this and fEden section
during the Ch'istmas holidays.
Misses Lula and Lena Brown of An
derson, and 'Mr. Morgan of Augusta,
spent the Ch1 ristmas holidays with
Misses Mac and Allie Babb.
Mr. and Mrs. laude Mahon were
visiting several days last week in Wa
Mliss Mae Roper and brother visit
ed ;I r. lu rphey Malaffey of Edenl
section last Thursday.
Miss ''erry from near McDanieis
mill, is visiting Nlrs. Harley Aber
crombie this week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Babb and little
daughter, Mary, spent Thursday night
with Mr. and Mrs. Langdon Brooks of
Misses Sadie and Virginia Gray and
Jerome Babb all of Eden section, were
visitors of Mhisses Mae and Allie Babb
'Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Mahon spent
Thursday with Mrs. Betsy Babb, of
Green Pond section.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cannon were vis
itors of Mrs. Clarisy Cannon Friday.
'Mrs. Arthur Taylor and children,
of Laurens, are spending several
weeks with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Rev. Mr. Daggott, of Gray Court,
spent Saturday night with Mr. T. F.
rPhe 'Misses King of Greer, weI'e vis
iting Miss Hattie Nash during the hol
'Mr. and Mrs. Eno' . West, of Poplar
Spring section, are visiting Mrs. Liz
Mr, and Mrs. T. F. Babb, Mr. and
Mrs. Houston Babb and little Mary,
were at a 'turkey dinner at Mr. and
Mrs. Belton Owens', of 'Eden section,
Wishing the editor and correspond
ents a hsappy new year.
Shiloh, Jan. 5.-The old year of
1913 has been ushered out with all of
her 01(1 possibility, and impossibility.
The new year of 19I'4, has been usher
ed in with all of her new possIbility
and impossibility. It is with a tro
spective and a retrospective, alas, we
bid farewell to the old one and bury
her in oblivion. The 01(1 one wvas one
of much happiness andl prosperity, of
which we are grateful to a benign
providecnce. Tihen as the newv year has
dIawd~ed upon us, let us all look for
wardi with renewedl hope and perse
verence with all energy and stability
andl strive to 'make the newv year one
of the best in.history. So as wve make
it, so will it be, 0, Selah! Selah!I Unto
this endl we extend compllinmentary
greetings of the newv year season.
Comparatively. Wishing for all the
fullest enjoyments of a happy and a
prosperous new year. So welcome the
Mr. Woodfordl Wallace, one of the
Red Iron Ricket crew of Greenville,
came (lows for the holidays.
Mr. Li. A. Bolt, of Laurens, visited
Kinsmen here last week.
'Mr. 3. M. Summerel has returned
home frim a two or three wveeks' va
cation with his parents in Alabama.
Mrs. IFannie irxin is visiting her
sister at Kings Mountain, N. C.
Mr. W. M. Abercrombie uad family
/spent a few (lays last week wvith Mrs.
Abeecrombia's- sister, at L ake C'ity,
A Sunday in Clhristmas, Mr. A. U.
Owings andi~ Mrs. 1.11llie K(night, of
Ekom, broke thle monotony whiena i'mq.
J. WV. Kellett pronounced them mlaan
(Continued on Page Five.)
FOR ENTERPRISE BANK
Resolution Adopted at Board Meeting
to Get National Charter.
The Enterprise Dank, at present a
state bank, is to become a national
bank at a very early date, just as soon
ats arrangements can be perfected 'and
a charter secured frop Washington.
This was decided upon at a meeting
of the board of directors in the bank
building Saturday, ,Avlien a resolution
was -passed and adopted authorizing
the oilleers to make application fori a
charter wi'h the comptroller of the
currency at Washington. With the
applicalion for the charter will be in
corporated an application that the
bank be named The First National
Bank, and it is expected that this
will be the na'me designated by the
comptroller. It will be remembered
that there was formerly a national
bank 'by that name here and that, af
ter a long and honorable as well -as
successful career, this institution Ii
quidated several years ago.
31r. N. B. Dial, president of The En
terprise Bank, stated Saturday that
though this move has been considered
for some time, immediate application
for the national charter was prom pted
by ia desire to fall in line with the
policy of the national administration
as to banking and that inimediate ap
plication would be made for menber
ship in the national reserve associa
tion as provided for in the recently
passed currency law.
The 1Enterprise Hank was organiz
ed in 1910 with a capital of $50,000.
Later the capital was increased to
$100,000 its present capitalization. It
has surplus and profits aggregating
about $35,000 and total resources of
nearly half a million dollars. N. B.
Dial is president of the institution, C.
H. Roper is cashier and L. G. Balle
assistant cashier. The directors are
N. 13. Dial, W. J. Fleming, It. S. Gray,
J. W. Copeland, R. M\ Wasson, S. M.
Wilkes, C. E. Kennedy, C. H-. Ioper.
DEATHI OF MISS E1M31A ('LARDY.
Estimable Maiden Lady, hetber of
Prominent Laurens County Family.
Miss Emma Clardy, sister of Mr.
Jame A. Clardy and Mirs. O. B. Sim
mons of this city and with numerous
other relatives in the county, died
suddenly it the home of her sister,
Mrs. Dr. J. D. Austin, in Clinton,
Thursday afternoo'n about five o'clock.
Previous to her death she had exhibit
ed no symptoms of sickness but show
ed all of the signs of good health.
Sitting in a chair in the home of Mrs.
Austin Thursday afternoon, an un
accustomed peculiar breathing attract
ed the attention of a child nearby and
Mrs. Austin was summoned. When
Mrs. Austin caine into the room, Miss
Clardy was already in a very serious
condition and very shortly afterwards
*Enturday afternoon the body was
brought to Laurens, where it was in
terred in the cemetery, services be
ing conducted by R1ev. E. *M. LIght
fcot, -Pastor of the flaptist church of
Clinton. The active pail bearers wereW
Messrs. JTohn A. Franks, Thos.
Downey, C. Ii. Hoper, M. J1. Owings,
Dr. Hi. K. Aiken and .\iec. llramlett.
The honorariy lpal bearers were
Messrs. 'V. ii. Hobo. J1. 5. Bennett, WV.
Ri. Richey, Sr., J1. Warren Holt, W. P.
Childess and P. A. Simipson. The ser
vices were v'ery simply, being attend
edl by a large ntumber of sympathizing
friends of the dleceased and -her rela
Miss Clardy was a consecrated mem
ber of tho First Baptist church of this
city. She made her home froml pla1ce to
place with her -brothers and sisters.
She. Is survived iby the following
brothers and sisters: James A. Clardy,
of Laurens, Mrs. B. L. Henderson andl
Mrs. John WV. Rlecks, both of Ware
Shoals, Mrs. A. B. Kay, of Greenville,
Mrs. 0. B. Simmons, of Laurens, Mrs.
W. C. Rasor', of Cross 1Hill, 'Mr~s. J. 1).
Austin, of Clinton, and Mrs. WV. J.
Moore, of Greenwood.
New Manager in Chamrge.
'Mir. 1i. C. Hohr,. recently of the Car
olina Inn, Chester, arrived In the -city
last week and took charge of thme Klig
I hotel Tihu rsday morninug, re Iliving Mi.
Inlg who will make his home in ("lin
tonl In the futurei. Mr'. Rohr~ Ia an ex-.
peien'~cred hotel man:o and wvill doub1t
less' give s.neh $('rv ice that willI gular
alitc aliotIiuanjice of lie tim: pat ron
age- thle hntfc o1nw nnijywa
TEACHERS TO lyEET
Regular Monthly Meeting with Ad
dress by Supt. of Education .1. E.
The county teahers association
will meet with the county trustee as
sociation in th1e graded school audi
torium Saturday at 11 o'clock. In ad
dition to the regular program, Super
intendent of 1Education .1. 1. Swearin
gen will be present to make an ad
dress. The new county superintendent
of education , Mr. .Jamies I-i. Sullivan,
will also address the meeting. Each
association will then hold a separate
meeting in the building.
Thue principal topic of discussion in
the teacher's meeting - will be plans
for the school fair in the spring. The
discussion planned on the subject of
"Arith':netic" has been postponed un
til a meeting to be held the first Sat
urday in February. Following the
meetings, lunch will be served the
teachers in the rest room at the court
in the afternoon, between two and
four o'clock, the teachers and trustees
are invited to visit the glass factory,
where they will be shown how bottles
are manufactoured. This is expected
to prove a very interesting part of the
In a letter to the trustees and teach
ers, Miss WVil Lou Gray, the school
supervisor, has asked that the trus
tees co-operate with the teacher; in
making this a banner meeting by hav
ing every teaeher of the county pres
ent. Although the attendance at form
er meetings has bean very gratifying.
never has the as:cx'iation had every
H[on. O. P. 61oodwin A ppointed.
'Ion. 0. P. Goodwin, state senator
from this county, has been named by
Commissioner Watson as a delegate
from this state to the National Corn
Exposition, which is to be held in
iallas, Tex., February 10-24.
Mect.iing of 1). A. B.
The regulal' meeting of the .1. B.
Kershaw chapter, ). A. I., will be
held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock
with Mr's. W. II. Dial.
HAROLD WALLACE HEADS
BOYS CORN CLUBBERS
Made 118 1-2 Bushels of Corn on One
Acre Last Year. J. Talmage draty
According to an announcement made
recently by John D. W. Watts, in
charge of the boys corn club in this
county, Harold Wallace, son of Mr.
hi. S. Wallace of the Shiloh section,
made the champion yield of corn
among the corn club boys of the coun
ty last year. Ilarold Wallace made a
total of 118 1-2 bushels on his acre
of land. .1. Talmage Gray came sec
ond on the list with 113 1-2 bushels.
Following are the yields and the re
spective standing of a few of the oth
er boys: C'arold Wallace, brother of
Harold, 87 3-4 'bushels; Algio Simp
son, 85 1-2 bushels: J. R1. Owings.
58 3-4 bushels; 'Cland Armstrong,
42 1-2 bushels. All of these boys at
tendl the Shilloh school except J1. RI.
Uwings, who is a pupil at the Oakville
school. Incidentally it might he said
that the Shiloh school has takcn off
the honors in the boys corn club con
tests every year since the clubs were
About foi'ty boys from all oveir the
county weore members of the clubs
andl a gr'eat dleal of good will doubt
less result from theim, in all prob
ability a still larger number of boys
wIll take part in the corn club work
this year andl much progress is ex
pectedl to be made.
Opens Auto Sales Room.
Summer Hrothers, the Newberry au
tomobile people, have rented one of
the Martin store-rooms on the north
side of the public square anid will use
it as a show room for Ford automo
ibiles. They expect to have a carload
of machines in very sthortly to bie
placed In the new (huarters.
Col. 'ainnoin Agtain at Home.
C'ol. .John M. (antnon, who has been
in (Colu mblia and1( Rock 11111 for several
weeks while the bones of his broken
leg weire knittinbg together. hia' retturn
i'd to thle cIty and tak en uil his law
work again. 1He' has been to 1his oi
ti('s on ave~(ral oc'casions anl ''
erets to be i'ntirely' well vr rm.
Ill' ntumhbrouis friends air' gh- o
imu an t in ity_
Little Son of Mr. ,.1. Dendy Falls In
to Pot of Boilling Water and Dies of
Injurics Sunday Night.
One of the saddest and most heart
rI(ding accidents that has ever occur
red in this vicinity happened at the
home of Ar. .1. J. I)endy Friday after
noon, when his bright little son, Jack,
fell into a large pot of scalding wa
ter and was so fearfully injired that
(leath resulted late Sunday night. The
accident happened so quickly that
hardly anything could be told by the
bystanders as to how it occurred. A
number of men were in the yard pre
paring to kill hogs and lid a pot of
scalding water sunk into the ground
as is usual in such cases. While the
wNorkmaen were inttereited ti other
things, it seems that the little boy
came running out of the house with a
sweater thrown over his head. Prob
ably stumbling just before reaching
the 'pot he plunged head-foremost in
to the water. lie caught his hands on
the rims of the opposite side of the
pot and was able to keep a part of
his head above wateW and called for
help. The workmen rushed to his
rescue and pulled him out, but not he
fore he had been fearfully scalded on
th' front of his body from just below
his lip to his legs. When picked out
of the water the fle.I was already so
iraw that bits of It clung to tlie 'child's
clothing and mucla of it soon pealed
off. The family physician was canled
immediately and arrived shortly af
ter, but very little could be done for
the child's comfort. lie lingered on
for several days And Sunday night at
a late hotr he expired.
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock the
little body was borne to Mhe ceoetery
here where it was interred, llev. M.
L. Lawson conducting the services.
The following gentlemen acted as pall
bearers: ). H. Counts, J. R. Little,
Dick Childress, W. G. Lancaster, Ralph
Terry, Ernest lBramlett, Joe Smith,
llenry L)odson, John Switzer, James-It.
The little boy was noted for his hap
py and sunny disposition. Iis parents
are deeply sympathized with in the
GOES INTO OFFICE
,ais. II. Sullivan Assumes Office of
Superintendent iad Writes Letter to
Thursday morning, January 1st, Mr.
James H. Sullivan, recently appointed
to fill out the unexpired tern of 'Coun
ty Superintendent of Education leo.
L. Pitts, resigned, assumed office and
began getting acquainted with the IC
tails of the position. Since that time
he has been very busy attending to
the business of the ofilce.
Monday morning, Mr. Sullivan ad
dressed a letter to the trustees of the
county, asking their co-operation in
advancing the wo'rk of education. The
letter of Mr'. Sullivan is, in par't, as
"In assumning the dluties of the of
flee of Couanty Supierintendeant of Ed
uacation ini the nmiddtle of the schaooi
year, I realize the disadvaantages that
It will be to you and mec. As the ones
witht the interecst of thec school affair's
of the counity' at heart, I call aupjon y'ou
to co-operate with me in amy admina
istr'ation. I wish youm to feel that I
am y'ouar servanat, antd always willing
to aidh you in any' way piossible, and I
wish y'on to allow me thae same parivi
lege. Perhaps I am uanknowan to a
great many3 of youa, buat I hope to meet
y'ou and let you know that I amia ini
terested In the schools of the counjty."
Mr. Gleo. L. Ptitts, who hacs her'eto
fore given nao iandiention as to his in
tent.Ions in thie futurme, is now in the
tmt..re in Oflice Location.
The law firm of Simpson, Cooper' iand
ila.bb hmas mnoved its offices from the
Todd block to the new Lauarens Tr'uast
Comnpany' building. Thme entia'e upper
floorm of tis buildinag is being occuapled
1by this flim. Th'lis buildinag, the old
iiak of I aurens 'lotoa, has jaust
re'ently' heeun retmodiel ed a nd imnpjrov
ed and( Is now upam~-to-date in every r'e
spet. Thela lower a'loor is hbeing occta
lieda by the L~:aurens Tru'ast ('oaamay.
.r. ..I". 'Tolber't, ini charige oif the lin
a;''rancae dem:tmenat of tht'ecomhpanya.
am l .\I le. r:;. AndI'! *ion ::til lIlth. ,
('ih art' of a he ral e.tate dlear t mna!
ofta l~rut a opanyhaethir
HOME TRUST COMPANY
TO ADD TO STOCK
Officers Authorized to Oiler Tuo !u an
dred Shares for Sale at Par Value.
At a meeting of the directors of the
I ioio 'T'rust Company held in the Fn
terprise Bank bliding Saturday, a
re(soltlion was !mssedl al+berizinlg the
ofilcers to put two hundredi additional
shares of stock on the market at par
to bring the total capitalizatiorn of the
conmpany up to $50,000. The present
paid in capital is $10,000. The par
value of the stork Is $50.
The Ilomn' Trust company was or
gi!ze(l in 1910 and since then has hard
a very successful Career, paying an an
nital divideld of seven per cent. N.
11. IDial is president of t:e company
and C. 1[. Roper is secretary and
The ,business of a trust company is
somewhat similar to that of a bank
though it. is given a latitude in its
dealings not allowed the banks under
the state anI national laws. It (does
not accept deposits but. horrows and
loans money and leals in other busi
ness propositions. In the case of
death, under .appointrent by the de
censed or by due lirocess of law.
whero the will does not provile there
for, the trust company acts as trustee,
muiliitistrator, or guar!:'n in the dis
position of the estate. In this way' in
telligent handling of properties left
to widows and31( orpl:ns i:; provided for.
Speaking abou)t t1r trust comp'rnies
and other finantclial intutillons of the
city, Mr. Dial said that the time is
very opportune both for the concerns
t:erselves and the 1eblic for the in
crease of capital stock. The people of
the county have more money at this
time than they have had in many years
and unless safe investment of it Is
encouraged a great part will be dissi
pated in useless extravagancies. In
vestment of this floating cash in this
way would not only provide against
reckless spending, but would prove a
real benefit to the community by pit
ting into available form the cap al
so essential for the expansion of bus
iness, encouragement of agriculture
and consequent growth of the city and
MRS. JOHN C. STONE DE Al).
After Lingering illness Dies at Home
of Son-in-Laiw Saturday Night.
Mrs. John ''. Stone, who lived near
Mountville, died at the h1om1e of her
son3-in-law, Mr. W. M. Irby, in this
city Saturday night aout eight o'clock.
She had been in ill health for quite a
long time. Her death was not unex
pected. Sunday afternoon she was
buried in the cemetery here, Rev. Mr.
Pressley, of the Woodruff A. R. P.
church, condlucting the services. A
large number of people gathered to
pay a last tribute. The following gen
tlemen acted as pall bearers: honor
ary, Messrs. Jim Neighbors, Dr. W. ).
Ferguson, )r. W. C. Irby, 11. D. Ma
haffey, .B. 13. Ilakeley, Hamp Hunter,
C. if. RIOler, Calvin Owinigs, Rulfuis
Dunlap, J1. L. Langston, J1. A. Franiks,
.1. R. Little; active, Laurens NeIgh
bors, Edgar lhakeley, C'. M. lHabb,
Clyde Rlay, C. A. Power, Aile Mliller,
E. V. Ferguson.
Mr's. Stone Is suirviv~ed 1by a dhevotedl
hIusbanrd andic seve rai nmarrleed chii
('. & W~. 4'. Makes Several ('hanuges
'That iHecamr~e Effeetlle Larsl Sunlday.
IBeginning with last Sunday several
of the passenger tr'ainls on the C'. &
WV. C., nowV have a slightly d itferrnt
scheduiile. These chianges aire conined 30(
to the late afternoon t raIns and( ( are
Trainl No. 56 from Greenvtie to
ILurens nowv arrives here at 5.55 1p. m1.
instead of 6;.21, p. mn.
Trraln No. 55 from Lauirens to
Greenville leaves rowv at 8.18 p. m3. in
steadl of 8.10 p. m1.
Train No. 8 from Spartanhurg to
Green wood arrives here at (6.05 pi. im.,
lnst eadl of 6.32 p. mi.
Train13 No. 3, Aurgusta to Spartan
huiirg arrives at. 8..1- I'. mn. inst ead of
8.07 p. ml.
Rev. M. IL. Lawson,. who munderwent
an3 opei on113 at thei .1)Ini 111)y soi-3
tarium111 several wreek: ago for aplpeini
0i Iis, has )t0ad'.ly improvedl since the
wer:;tIion :113) :N 31w w:ll 41no)b toe
wal ;gboe the street. 8tr v he un
is 4 vet h~ una to orm' .e
GRANT[D ITS R[Oji[S1
Will be Allowed to Raise
When All Subscribers are PItt on 31e
titlle t'irenit and Ether .ltecquire
mettls 31e, Itallro-il Comiission
1t111 Anthorize the Raise in lIies.
Rteplying to the petition of -t e katmt
rens Telephone, Co. presented at a
hearing before the South Carolina
railroad coinmission in the court houso
I)ecember 18th, the railroal commis
sion has issElue: an order authorizing
the telephone coipany to raise its
rates in accordance with its petition,
after the improvements indicated in
the petition have been made. The im
provements promised were the instal
lation of metallic circuits over ,,he en
tire syst :n and the addition of it help
in the central oflice. 'The improve
mtents mtust pass inspection of tll
railroad commission and must he in
stalled thirty days before the rates
go into cffect.
The following is the orde%.' of tC(o
rail road commission:
Order No. 150t.
Increasing Rate for 'Telephone Servico
Laurens 'l'elephon 'ompany, La..
au rens, S. C.
$irens 'Telephone Company:
On I)eeemher 18th, 1913, a hearing
was held at Laurens, s. C., before
Commissioners J. G. Iichards, Jr., an(d
It. L. Caughtman, of the Railroad Cohn
mission of South Carolina, oil petition
tiled in this o!fice October 2.Ith, 1913,
by Lurets 'T'elephone Company, of
L aurens, S. C. for permission to in
crease telephone rates in the town of
idALttrens. Laurens Tekephone Comt
t'any wyas represented by .\lr. W. It.
ilichey, presidett, secretary and (t'eas
iuer of the company, Vhilie \lr. W. IL.
Gray, representing patrons and stock.
hol(ers, aptearied opposing the peti
After a free and full expression and
investigation, the ('ommlission Is of
the opinion that the service now ren
dered the patrons of the Lau rens Tole
phone Comnlpaty, at Laurens, S. C., is
not first-clhss, and that improvements
such as outlined in the petition sub
mitted by the Laurens 'T'elephone Com
pany should; be installed without un
neessarty (lelaty. 'Tite 'tCissiott
does not feel, however, that any in
crease in charges for telephone ser
vice should be allowed the Laurens
Telephone Company until such com
pany has changed its system from a
ground to a metallic circuit.
Therefore, it is ordered, that when
all subscribers of The Ltaurens 'Tel
phone Company, of Laurens, S. C.,
shall have bteen placeed On mietallic cir
ciuit, itnld the1 new service shtail Itav e
beent it opert'iIon for thirty days, antd
Sthe IRailrtoad~ Comm 11 siont having hadi
oppiorttunity to deCLtrminet whethtert or
not thte service Is iunt to thle tusuali
stattdard' andc such ats set forth by
iaturents 'Tceltitone Comupatny itn its
p ietitioni thtent the Laurens TPeiephonte
C'omttany shll bte anid is~ hereby aut
thtor:ed1 to put into effIet thte follow
intg chantges, to wvit
I uisintess te'lephones, speciali line.,
ttetaliiiC Citettit, chl thte suilt Of $2.Stp
I Itsines'is i tte ones, ta rty t lis,
mtetatlliC circuit, (eacit thte sumti of $2.0io
lIes idencee telepihone is, s pecial lines,
tmetalliic (1ircuit, each t he stumn of $2.lt0
lestidence telephtones, piarty littes,
mtetaie I circuitit, eacht thie rm of $1 .511
la tnsn 511 e lepthotnes, fituished, int
ptany, fot the use of tite satme stil
serihetr in the simett butiilding $1.00 per
F 1or et:ingitg ia teltphone ftotm one
pla4ce to aniothert iplate in the F8:000
l'.v order of thte t'isision.