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VOLUME XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1914. NUMBER 27
NOT AFRAID OF 1 OR
Bills Considered Before
ELECTIONS ARE NOW
OUT OF THE WAY
Programme for This Week Includes
Measures of Wide Importance to the
State. Public Property and Primary
System Attract Attention.
Columbia, Jan. 25.--The most strik
ing feature of the session up to the
present time is the decided disposi
tion to work. This does not moan
that bills are passed, but It does mean
that they are considered. It does not
take many years as a legislator to
realize that the most effective work
of a member does not consist in 'pass
ing bills, but In either killinng useless
and senseless legislation or In so shap
ing measures that are proposed as to
The most important measures that
are to be considered at this session in
the way of innovation have not yet
been taken up, most of these measures
are scheduled for next week, but some
of them will hake to be taken up a
The legislative programme for the
week includes the consideration of
what is known as the optional compul
sory education law; the suggestion to
dispose of the State Penitentiary farm
property; the policy to be adopted
with reference to the development o'
the new property of the State Hospi
tal for the Insane and the handling
of the present plant in Columbia. In
eldentally the consideration of Mr.
.2eigler's bill to raise additional reve
nue for the protection of fish and game
is scheduled for next week. Later on
will come the matter of the 2-cent
mileage bill, which promises to be one
of the issues at this session, although
Mery little is heard about it for the
It is to be remembered that the Gen
eral Assembly has only been in ses
sion for about ten days and in that
time has disposed of every election
that is due during the present session,
ard there will be no further elections
during this session unless there should
be some resignations or new positions
established. All of the elections were
held without friction or the injection
of partisanship, the only approach to
it being in the election of Judge Ern
est Moore, in an effort to defeat his
The most absorbing and generally
talked of matter of the past week was
tihe Stevenson resolution providing for
an'ivestigation of conditions and com
plaints relative to the State Hospital
or the Insane. This resolution went
through the "House without a sugges
tion of opposition, but when it got to
the Seniate there was decided and em
phatic protest against any -further in
vestigations, but after a long drawn
out contest the resolution was -passed
by a vote of 30 to 9 in the Senate. The
committees of three members from
each the Hiouse and Senate wvill be ap
pointed probably Monday or Tuesday,1
a'nd the result of this hearing is keen
ly awaited by those who have been
more or less interested In the situa
An unexpected dlevelop~ment of the
session has boen the in troduction of
bills, both in the llouse and the Sen
Mte. In the 6ee by Senator Carlisle,
ahd thme other by Mr. MceMill'am, look
igi to the Immediate and unqualified
enftranchisement of women. Mr. Car
lisle's bill1 is not for unqualified suf
trage. It is to be remembered that
when -the Constitution of 1895 was be
sing prepared that there was no mestric
tion made against women voting. In
flact, at that time-anost twenty years
ago-It was suggested that the Con
mention, had better look at the issue,
squarely and prepare for the enfran
chisement of women.
The two comp~anion bills that arc li
able to be0 taken up dui'ng the coming
week and~ passed are, first the Mc~ra
vey-Iiarpor-ILawson optional comul
sory eduontion b~ ii. A bill along this
line, It will -be renr embered, was passed
at the last session of .th'e legislature,
'btit was-vptood by the governor. The
Plurpoeil to pass a bill at this time
COUNTY SCHOOL FAIR'
ON APRIL 17TH.
Executive Committee Met Saturday
and Decided upon Date. Other Com
mittees to he Appointed.
A meeting of the prime movers of
the proposed county school fair met
at the city graded school Saturday
morning and outlined a few tentative
plans for the annual event. After a
thorough discussion it was decided
that the fair this year would be held
on Friday April 17th. Last year it
was held on the 18th.
The following executive committee
were selected: James 11. Sullivan,
county superintendent of education,
Miss Wil Lou Gray, county supervisor,
Supt. B. L. Jones, Misses Yarborough,
Riley, Garlington and Cunningham, all
teachers of the county, Messrs. J. D.
W. Watts, H. K. Aiken and W. R. Mc
Cuen. Other committees will be ap
pointed by the executive committee.
It was announced at this meeting
that Miss Mary Elizabeth Grayser, of
Winthrop college, would tour the
county next week in the interest of
domestic science work in the schools.
NEW BANK COMMISSIONED.
To be Known as Farmers Bank with
Capital of $50,000. looks of Sub
scription Open Tomorrow.
The organizers of the new $50,000
bank, to be located in the building
Just remodeled by the Laurens Trust
company, has received its commission
to sell stock from the secretary of
state and the books of subscription
will be opened at the Laurens Trust
'Company tomorrow. The capital
stock is to be $50,000 most of which
has already been spoken for. Farmers
Bank is the name selected by the or
ganizers at the last meeting. In the
commission issued from the secretary
of state M. J. Owings, J. C. Owings
and I. Fleming Jones are named as
incorporators. The bank will be op
en for business about the first of
For Burning Mtore.
According to the weekly report of
Rural Policeman Lowe, he has arrest
e(l one John M. Jones, of the Vaughns
ville section of the county, below Cross
hill, charged with burning a store
and merchandise. Further than the
report of the rural ;oliceman, noth
ing is known of the crime by the sher
iff's ofilce, the policeman not being
called on to give the details of the
charges in the reports.
that will more nearly meet objections.
The idea, of course, is to 'pass such a
bill as will offer an entering wedge
and demonstrate in some few coun
ties, after the vote of the people in
that county, the advantages of com
There are several bills pending look
ing to a solution of the liquor situa
tion. Senator Carlisle has a hill which
seeks to provide for a general election
next November on .tile matter of State
Senator Sinkler has high hopes of
piassing, in the Senate, the Rittenberg
bill providing for a high license sys
temn apiplying to Charleston, and1(, the
Senator from Charleston, has a series
of amendments which lhe ~thinks will
overcome objections there may be to
Mr. C. C. Wyche andl others have va
rius pilans for tightening up the dis
pensary lawv with particular -reference
to clubs and the sale of "blindl tiger"
liqluor. A noticeable feature of the sit
uation is the 1>rotests that are takingI
form in the bills looking to the prohibi
tion of the establishment of dispensa
ries in very small towns. The gen
eral verdict seems to bie that wvhere
these dispensaries are located in small
towns of several hundred people it has
com-pletely demoralized the communi
ty, -'id two bills are pending, one to
pirohibit the establishment of a dispen
sary in towns of less than 5,00 pop~ula
tion, another that no town of less than
1,000 population shall have a dispen
sary. If the county dlispensary pilan
is to last some such piropiosition will
have to .be adopted.
There has bden a considerable skir
-mish in the Senate on the State ware
house plan, and while the members
generally seem to favor the adoption of
some such system, the question seems
to lbe in providing the funds wvith which
to inaitgurate the system. Senator Mc-1
Laurin anid Mr. McQueen, whlo have it
in charge, belibve they can work out a
atisfactory solution of this problem.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
Many Things of Interest About the
People of the Neighboring Town.
Clinton, Jan. 26.-Wednesday at 1
o'clock Mrs. A. V. Martin gave a very
elaborate and beautiful eight course
luncheon in honor $f Miss Jane Ken
nedy whose engagement was announc
ed to Dr. W. C. Harper.
The living room was lovely with red
and white carnations and in the din
ing room the color scheme was yellow
and white. The place cards were cu
pids which held for each guest a verse
and each verse read in turn made a
most attractive poem announcing the
engagement. The favors at each
place were small gold harps. The in
vited guests were Mrs. J. W. Kennedy,
Mrs. William II. Jones, of Atlanta,
Mrs. W. B. Owens, Jr., Mrs. James M.
Sprunt of lillon, Mrs. J. A. Chandler
and Misses Maude and Mabel Sumerel,
Ola Young, Florrie Burdette, Irene Lit
tle, Essie Young, Bera Bailey and Ruth
Miss Kennedy and Dr. Harper are
among the best known and most pop
ular young people or the city. Miss
Kennedy is the younger daughter of
Mrs. .J. W. Kennedy and is a charm
ing woman and has a host of friends
and admirers. Dr. Harper comes from
a prominent Anderson family, and
since coming here two years ago has
madle many friends, lie is general
manager of the Clinton Pharmacy and
has been quite successful in his chos
The wedding will be in the spring
and this announcement will be receiv
ed with interest throughout the state,
but particularly hre where both are
most pleasantly known.
On Friday night Misses Maude and
Mabel Sunerel entertained a number
Saturday Miss Ola Young gave a
very elaborate iund beautiful six course
dinner in honor of Miss Jane Kennedy
and Mrs. James Sprunt.
Molnday n iglit Mr. Spurgeon enter
t:lined a number of his friends at a
' Mrs. W. D. Copeland and Mrs. J. I.
('opeland gave a reception from four
to six o'clock Tuesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. J. I. Copeland on
North Main street. About 100 friends
called during the afternoon.
Mrs. William H. James of Atlanta,
who is visiting 'her mother here, has
issued invitations to a party on Wed
nesday afternoon in honor of Miss
The Presbyterian choir gave a most
interesting musical program on Sun
day night at the Presbyterian church.
The program consisted of anthems,
quartets and solos and was enjoyed by
a large congregation.
Mr. Parks Adair left on Sunday with
Mr. Joe Little for White Springs, Fla.,
Mr. Adair is to be married on Wed
nesday to Miss Rochel Leake. Mr.
Adair is very popular here and is
salesman for 'M. S. Bailey e, Sons.
Miss Leake has visited Mrs. Clayte
Bailey sevoral times and will receive
a warm welcome here by .relatives andl
friends. They will comne to Clinton
the last of the week and will be at
home with the groom's parents.
Miss Marion Fleming of Augusta
spent last week with her aunt, Mrs. W.
Misses ~Em'mie Rlobertson and Zee
Wright left Wednesday for Clemson
where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. T.
-Miss Perrin, of Abbeville, visited
Mrs. .Mazyk, last week.
Mi1ss Ruthu Bailey spent last week in
Miss Julia Neville has returned
from Bolton where she visited her
sister, Miss Eliza Neville.
Mrs. J. Q. Phillips has returne ' from
Macon where she spent the past month
with Mrs. Charles Akerman.
Mrs. -J. W. Smith has returned fro.a
a visit to friends in Spairtanburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, of Boston
have moved .to Clinton and are with
Mrs. J. HI. Young on South Broad St.
Mr. Johnson is with Jacobs & Co.
Miss Booe, of DavIdson, N. C., is
the guest of Mrs. J. FI. Jacobs this
M rs. James M. Sprunt left' yesterday
for h~er huome in Dillon.
Miss Irene Dillard is visiting her
homofolks 4This week.
,Miss Emma HIlpp, of ifountville
spent Sunday here withu her parents.
Mrs. Mack 1iipp, of Abhsville, spent
last week with her father, Mr. Tom
Governor Sends Message Relating to
Management of Confederate Home
and the Other to Teaching of
White Teachers in Negro Schools.
Columbia, S. C., Jan. 24.-Favor
able action was taken today by the
ways and means committee of the
house on. the joint resolution by Rep
resentative Lum pkin, of Richland
county, providing for the co-ordina
tion of the University of South Caro
lina and the College for Women at
Columbia, and transferring the prop
erty of the latter to the former.
The property of the College for
Women is ,valued at $250,000 and the
resolution provides that $100,000 must
be raised by popular subscription for
the improvement of this college. Nine
directors are provided to control the
College for Women, all to be selected
by the university trustees.
Two messages from the governor,
one relating to the management of
the Confederate Home of this city,
the other to the teaching of white
teachers in negro schools, were re
ceived by the house at the morning
A unanimous favorable report from
the ways and means committee was
received on the resolution providing
for the merger of the College for Wo
:nen with the University of South
More than fifty bills of a local na
ture were passed to third reading.
At 12:15 the house adjourned till
10 a. in. Monday.
Primary Measure Urged.
Senator Nicholson made a half
hour speech on the floor of the sen
ate this morning urging the passage
of his primary measure. He moved
to strike out all after the enacting
words of his original bill and insert
his substitute. The senator from
Edgefiell, pointing out that other
State had seen fit to pass laws, pro
tecting the primary, said that this
measure was by no means a partisan
one, but was designed simply to In
sure an honest vote and to protect
all persons running for oillee of
whatever political party. le said
that his bill was right in principle,
and would be right in practice.
"iven a prize fighter wants fair
rules to govern the contest," said
The bill will be taken up each
lay after third-reading bills, and de
bated until passed; and the senator
tinks that it will be passed.
MR. FRANK HAMMON
DEAD IN GREENVILLE
Well Known Citizen who was Well
Known Here and Highly Regarded.
Mr. Frank Hammond, well known
here because of business connections
and family ties, died at his home in
Greenville early Monday morning af
ter a lingering illness. Mr. Uammond
married. MIss Mary B. Caine, sister of
the late Dr. E. M. Caine, and in this
way became idlentifledl with various
Ibaurenis enterprises. He assisted D~r.
Caine in the organization of the Bank
of liaurens and was a director in this
institution until several years ago.
Mr. Hammond was a native of 'rip
on, Iowa, coming south and settling
in Greenville in 1869 for the benefIt of
his health. lie is survivedl by two
daughters, Mrs. Joe McGee and Mrs.
Samuel McGowvan, of Greenville, and
two sons, Mr. Frank Haimond, of
Birmingham, -andl Mr. E.ugene H1am
mond, of Greenville. Hie was sixty
two years of ago at th~e time of his
J, Wright Nash Ill.
J. Wright Nash, of Spartanburg, a
nartive of Clinton and Well known
hero, was reported in tihe Spartanburg
Herald yesterday as being dangerous
ly ill at his home in that city follow
ing an opeOration for appendlicitis. Late
Monday night his condition was grave
and considerable doubt was entertain
ed as to his rebovery.
Violating Dispensary Law.
D~eputy Sheriff Reid and Rural Po
liceman Suilliv~an made a raidl in tihe
Jeorsey section of the city Saturday
and( succeedled in securing about three
andl a 'half gallons of wvhiskey. Mag
gie Stoddard andl D)unk Garlington,
colored, were chargedl with having this
in their piossesslin for illegal pur
poses5 andl bot~h wIll probably be bound
over for trial.
RE-SURVEY OF THE
STATE IS PROPOSED
Compt. Jones 'thinks State Should be
Ie-Surveyed for Taxation Purposes.
Columbia, Jan. 24.-A re-survey of
the state to show the number of acres
in each tax district is recommended
by Comptroller General Jones in his
annual report to the general assem
bly, made public hero tonight. He says
that by cooperating with the Federal
government which is making a survey
for the agricultural department, the
re-survey could be made at little cost.
The comptroller general thinks
1hat the taxation on timber provid
ing that all taxes shall .be apportion
ed between the road, school and or
dinary fund In the counties in which
the taxes are collected, is unconsti
tutional and thinks that the taxes
should be distributed between the
State, county and school districts as
are taxes on all other property. He
also questions the constitutionality of
the provision excepting a large num
ber of counties from the act.
The three funds under control of
the State sinking fund commission, he
says, are as follows:
The cumulative sinking fund for
reduction of four and one-half per
cent. South Carolina brown consols,
created in 1892, is derived from the
Phosphate royalty and has a balance
of $521,591,44 to its credit.
The ordinary sinking fund has a
balance of $100,401.24 to its credit,
and the sin king fund for State in
surance of public buildings, has
total assets of $105,925.37 to its
credit. The $50,000 received from
the United States treasury on account
of the Morrill fund was divided equal
between Clemson College and the
State negro college at Orangeburg,
says the report. These funds are de
rived from the proceeds of sales of
lands given in each of the States for
the benefit of -agricultural and Me
chanical arts, under the acts of con
gress of 1902 and 1890.
The permanent school fund amounts
to $68,503.72. The interest for 1913
The coinptroller general says that
the sum of $59,015.05 was bequeathed
by T. G. ('lemson to the State for
Clemson college and of the a-mount
$58,539.39 was invested in perpetual
six per cent South Carolina stocks.
and the balance represents a small un
invested sum, Including accumulated
interest of $581.01.
The credit portion from the sale of
the old State dispensary buildings
amounting to $100,400 is payable in
eight annual installments, says Mr.
Jones, the first on March 1st, 1914,
amounting to $17,170 which will be
available for distribution to the schools
after that (late.
The license fees last year on cor
porations amounted to $131,098.86. Mr.
Jones things this year this will amount
to $140,000. ite says the law is work
lie recommends that instead of the
present system of imposing a one per
cent ipenalty on dlelinqiuent tkaxes after
Jan 1st, two per cent after Feb. 1st,
and1 three 'per . cent after March 7st,
that a p~enalty of tour per cent be im
posed( on all unpaid taxes after Janu
ary 1st, and1( executions on all re
maining taxes after March tihe first.
Governor ('ommiutes Sentenc'es of For-.
Columbia, Jon. 24.-Governor Cole
L. Blease todary replied to tihe legis
lature's proposal to stril) him of tihe
power of executive clemency by comn
mutlig tihe sentences of fourteen con
victs in thle state 'prison, including
four murderers. This brinigs tile gov
ernor's commutation for January to
40. All that number will be put at
work on roadls in Anderson county,!
under reduced sentences. Among the
fourteen comnmutations, seven wvere in
sentences of prisoners freonm Sparltaln
App rex iamtely forty convicts have
been released from the state prison
'M mont by 13 tis 'procedure. Gov
ernor Illease contends that the con
victs will lbe of greater service on tile
'Will Be Operated On.
Mir. J. M. Smith of Waterloo, father
of Mr. JToe Smith, -retu-rned Monday
from Spartanburg whriee lie went to
consult D~r. Steedley. Mr'. Smith hlas
been unwell for' some time and will
returnl to Spartanburg shortly to be
FOR COJNI ISCOLS
Clemson College to Send
FIVE SCHOOLS WILL
HAVE RALLY DAYS
Agricultural anud Educatiotal ltallios
to b Held at Woodrow Wilson, Trin.
lt.y-lidge, Now Prospect,. Rock
Bridge and Renno Schools,
According to a notico from W. W.
Long, state agent and superintendent.
of extension work, flvo educational
and agricultural rallies will bo held
in this county (luring the Interval be
tween February 9th and 19th. The ral
lies will be held at flive' or the schools
in taho county which have been se
lected for co-operative and denonstra.
tive work, but interested pupils, teach
ers and patrons ac invited to attend
from other schools. The program
will be made to appeal with especial.
emphasis to children and farmers.
The following are the places and
dates of the meetings: Woodrow \il
sun, Feb. 9; Trinity-Ridgo, Feb. 10;
Prospect, Feb I; Hock. Bridge, Feb.
IN; llenno, Feb. 19.
Mr. I.ong has written tie following
letter :s to these meetings:
I'roinent speakers, representing
Clemson college, the state department
of education and the United States
delart.ilt of agriculture wil hold.
rallies at the demonstration schools
in Laurens county.
'T'hese schools are co-operating with
the farm demonstration work on
school plots in the effort to teach the
rising generation practical agricul
ture by writing the lesson on the
groun(d in growing crops. This is tho
first effort that has ever been 'nado
to teach praetical agriculture in tire
public schools of this State. We cor
(ially invite everybo(ly to attnd-t Ih eso
meetiiigs,-especially boys, girls and
the parents. W'e hope at tlhese meet
ings to organize Strong clubs among
the children, and to make these
schools the centres of co-operativo
colmmnity life. F'armiers and teach
ers will be especially interested In
what Will be said and done."
EVERIYiBODY NOW H.tI''.
Since Dale Hiats been Finally Fixed
For the Big Show.
After kareful konslderalion it 'has
been decided that Friday night, Feb,
6th, 1914 is the date most suitable fo1.
all the inhabitants of this school dis
trict to attend the 'Play "A Regiment
of Two". As has been hereinbefore
stated, the aforesaid play is of the
local talent variety and replete with.
scenes calculated to tickle everybody
from Little Willie on up to the limit.
Many familiar faces, including the
scenery, will take a part andl the bal
ance of laurens wvill be tahere to takeo
a nap cir enjoy themnselves-anything
to the contrary now withstanding.
The play is being given by the ladies
of the E~piscopal churi ch and will take
place in the opera house on .the date
'mentioned. Reservedl seats willl be
Placed cin sale next Monday, Feb. 2nd
at Powe Urug Co. and the early bir'd
catches the best seat. Five cents saved
for 5, '7 or 110 days will be sutlict
for the InitIation fee.
Play at Hickory Tiaveirn.
There wilIl be a play entitled '"Be
cause I love yeou" given at H ickory'
Tavern achool cn Priday evening
Jlanuary 310th, 1914', at 8 o'clotk. Th'is.
play will be prmesented by the Trinity
RIdge school for the benefit of both
schools. The publIc Is cordiilly in
vited to- attendl. Admission 25c and
Opens Office Here.
Mr. W. Carl W'hiarton, of Waterloo,
has opened an office in the city, rent
lng (desk room in the Bank of Lau
rens, on the ground1 floor. lHe will
'make a -point of being in the bank ev
ei'y Saturd'(ay regularly and at odd
intervals on other days.
.1 iss Sadile tGogginsx, ruiral super
visorm ot Newvherry ('oun1ty, is accomn
p:ininig MIss Wi'l Lou. Gray on an In
spec'ting tour of the county this w''ek.
.uiss Goeggins is mneeting withi muhli
success withI hoer work in Newherry~