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SVOLUME XXIX LAUEBNS, SOUTH CAROLINA, .WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1914. NUMBER 3
To ARRAG[ PROGRM
FOB- OU Y 80H
Teachers and Coniniittee t<
urday When Tentative P
Details Looked After. F
The teachers of the county have
heen asked to meet at the coniy court
house Saturday morning at, 10:30
o'clock for the purpose of discussing
affairs and making arrangements in
connection with the comning county
school fair. A general n:"eting will
first be held, where the details of the
fair will be disessed, foliowe1 by a
meeting of stub-committees about
11:30 o'clock. - Miss (irOv has asked
that the teachers of the county 'make
a special endeavor to attend this meet
Ing for al;sence from the (hiscussions
at this time will prove a serious htandi
cap at the fair.
Several weeks ago a meeting was
held when1 the more imp'orant Comnit
tees were appointed. These have al
ready begtn work lnd in ImaIny cases
tentative plans have already been out
lined. The following are the commit
tees appointed at. that tile:
Townshaip commlitee: Laurens, Miss
Genie Aiken; Youngs. Miss Erin Ad
dison; Dials, Miss henry; Sullivan',
Miss Barnie \Vallace; Waterloo, Miss
Satisfactory Assurances were Receh
ed from Newberry that no Further
Spread of Disease was Feared.
The quarantine against the city and
Bounty of Newberry, ordered by the
Laurens board of health Sund'ay Feb
ruary 8th, was ordered lifted Saturday
morning after almost a week's duration
This action was taken after the board
of health had received satisfactory as
surances from Newberry that the
smallpox situation there was under
control with no new cases' developing
and after communication with the
state health officer, Dr. J. Adam -ayne,
who recommended the step provided
the compulsory vaccination order had
been carried out here.
The movement to lift the quarantine
was begun Friday afternon when the
board of health met to hear a note
from the Newberry board of health ad
dressed to the mayor asking that the
quarantine be raised. The mayor pre
4ented the letter to the board of health
with the recommendation that the re
quest from Newberry 'be granted. The
board thereupon got into communica
tion with the state.health officer who
advised that the quarantine be raised.
The order lifting the ban was then
made and went immediately into ef
FORTNER A CANDIDATE.
To Make Race for Railroad Commis.
sloner. States Positvetly that He. will
be In the Race.
Representative C. D). Fortner of
6partanburg, in discussing his candi
dacy for railroad commissioner in the
campaign, this ,summer, said yester
"I iiiderstand~ it has beeh sought to
put out the report thatt I will not be
in the race for railroad commissioher
this summer. I desire to state post
tvely''that I will be in the race, and I
ipect to win. I shall discuss fully
the variousa questions before the pee
pie of thisi State as they relate to tho
office 6t' railroad commissioner. I in
*VInd to ask for the votes of the pee
WIe upon my own merits and upon my
jecord in the generalt tissmbly as a
members from SpatahbuArg county. My
record on sevel important mneasures,
s'ome of whkoh I have introduced, is
dresh inl the minds of the. people at
tiA 'tie. I am receiving tigo most
6hbouraging reporte from edei'y see
tion of the State and I expect to w.n
* Carnivrdh ilintonb
The Tropicn.l Amustement .Comipany,
the carnival company, Wkhich was to
have showed here last Week and wvhich
landed in Clinton liritead, is still at
that phi1ce. In tall prob~ability it will
re'maln there for the rest of this week,
Whether or not any further atttemif)
will lbe made tt show in Laurens le
I AND MAR[K. PLANS
001 FAIR APRIL 17TH.
o Meet at Court House Sat
aEnswill be Made and Other
!i Attendance Requested.
.lyrtle C'ulhert-or'i; Cross II I, ills
Ethel 310):10101; llunter, Aliss Mlary
l.1im;:; s lis Bessie W\illiamis;
Seusiletowlp, jM irs Ieilh Martin.
l'rl/.e Coniitt : .\iiss Mac Dell
Caere, li as :nile Sin pson, Miss Lu
eir:. .Ilies, Aiss I:lith MeC(utcheon.
Prde CominIIttee--lessrs 11. L.
.tones, C. S. hoad, Y. II. Fender, J.
W. littff, W. I'. ('ulbertson, W. I'. Yar
boro, A. C. I)ani'ls, A. 1E. 111lr,
ixecutive Comminlttee--Messrs. lames
IT. 1 ullivan, 13..1L. Jones, HT. IK. Aiken.
W. It. AleCuen, 13. Y. Culhertson, Allie
Lee, Geo. L. Pitts, W. P. Yarboro,
Alisse,; Wil Lou Cray, Margaret Cun
nhninhm, Miynona Ritley," .raynee Carl
Pti og ram Cn olmlntittee: ?lisses Wil
Lou Gray, ILauirie Al1, Lois Irvin,
Alessrs .1lipes Sullivan, It. 1,. Jones,
It has been decided to classify ex
l'ibits at the fair according to ton;':i
chiips. 'This was done both for conive
nienUce and to stimulate a healthy .riv
airy between the different sectid of
IN THE RACE
TO THE FINISH
Solieitor R. A. Cooper Gives Out State
ment In Columbia in Answer to In
quiry of Reporter.
Columbia, Feb. 23.-Solicitor R. A.
Cooper, of Laurens, who has been in
constant and continuous attendance
upoln the engrossing departinent dur
ing the present session of the General
Assembly, and who has been one of
the hardest-worked solicitors in the
departs:nent, returned to hIs home in
Laurens Saturday to go to Abbeville
fo.r the opening there Mlonday of the
spring terms of court in the Eighth
Solicitor Cooper is one of the posi
tively announced candidates for gov
ernor. During the last session of the
General Assembly he stated that it was
his intention to make the race. Since
the announcement of his candidacy he
has been invited to make addresses in
many places and particularly in the
Piedmont section, where lie is best
known, and he has been through a good
section of the Piedmont during the
past summer and fall. He says that he
has received the greatest encourage
ment in his race, not only from the
Piedmont, but from every section of
the State, and that he is confident of
the result this sutmmer.
In reply to the question, "Do you
care to take any statement with ref
erence to your campaign at this time,
Solicitor Cooper before leaving Co
lumbia Saturday afternoon, said:
"I am positively in the race to the
finish, and shall seek theo office on my
merits, and on my record as a mem
ber of the General Assembly of thuis
State and as Solicitor of the Eighth
circuit for the past nine years. Pub
lic office, whether it be- that of gov
ernor or any other office, is a public
trust, and the authority vested in any
office should be0 exercised for the pub
lie good. A candidate should be sup
ported on the grouad of his fitness for
public service, and upon this ground
I shall ask the support of the Demo
crats of the State. I shall at the proi..
er time state my position on every il
sue in such a .way that my vio~a Will
be known to all."
.A NEW1 DEARTW~ENT.
II. Te~rry W!IM Oe up a Coat and Suit
Becioll 'oh thie Second Floor.
M. it. Terry haa announced that
tha l sring he will add a coat and suit
6bpartment to his store./'He is now
having a large room 01n tihe second
floor of the building which lie occu
pies fitted up for this department. Mr.
Terry is now in tho north buying his
sp~rinlg and summer goods and while
there he eixpets to l'Urchase suits
and~ coats. ..
The J1. 1. l"lferha chaptter, IT. ). C.,
meets with .\iss Pessie TPoland Monday
afternoon 'March 2, gt. 3:30 n'cloIk4
11311 Goes Through House Providing
For Separation of Railroad Oflices
in this ('ity.
According to unverifled reports from
Columbia, the county delegatlon has
succcded in pishing through the
house, the bill introduced by Mdlr.
Blackwell providing for the separation
of the C., N. & L. and C. & W. C.
frelpiht officer in this city. It will he
rememibered shat this bill received an
una vorab!e report fromt the raZilroad
comm1uittee earlier in the session, bmt
it re ats that the dele(gation secured its
pIassage in lir face of the adverse re
p, it. Whettoe or not it. will pass the
s8in1ate is a matter for conjecture.
The bill for the separation of the
two oflices w hich have been run sin con
.it:nctiot for tany years was introdue
ed at the ins;tance of a itpetition of a
number of l.atrens merchants. The
petit!on ret forth that beetuse of the
coanhld oficees competition between
the two railroads Was at a iniumittt
and as 't result of these conditions
Laurens was iot receiving the service
from thn oflice and yards that the veo
utme of htsin tie raitn ted war rantid.
Several c(o itti ii t e s h:v a app)ear e be
fore thfe delc" tionl In Collumbia in1 the
interest of tle bill.
CIRIMINAL COURT OPENS
MARCH THE NINTH
ieavy )oc'ket I ncluding a Nuiher of
Murder ('uses of Wide interest.
The spring terms of the court of gen
eral sessions will convene March 9th,
being the second Monday in the month.
Judge 1. W. Bowman, of Spartanburg,
will preside. The jury coninissioners
met in the office of the clerk of court
Thursday and made up the petit jury
panel for this term and the grand jury
for the year.
'T'he tern will last but one week, but
from the heavy docket it would ap
pear that. a number of cises will have
to go over. Quite a number or iur
deri cases will have to be tried and
several will likely take tip consider
able time. Chief interest will proba
bly attach to the trial of Tom Young,
Greenwood Rogers and .1unk Caldwell,
colored, charged with the murder of
.\r. Geo. F. Young at his home near
Renno January 12th, when Mr. Young
was killed and his house burned over
him. apparently to conceal the crime.
Another case which will attract con
siderable attention in the tipper part
of the county will be that of the state
against Cornelius Edwards charged
with killing the Sharp brothers near
Barksdale, following a dispute over
Emma Glover and her two sons, Bob
and Wesley Glover, will be tried for
arson in connection with the burning
of Mr. M. B. McCuen's barn near
Princeton several anonths ago. It
will be remembered that Lace Glover,
the husband and father of these ne
groes, was killed by Sheriff Owings
andl Deputy Abereromble when they
attemptted to arrest him on the same
charge a few weeks age.
The Oraind Jury.
The following are the grand jlurors
drawn for the coming year, the first
six being holtiovers fronm the past year:
J. C. McMillan, Jacks.
Jim Wade 11111, Cross 11111.
J. rE. Philpot, Laurens.
J. B. Hunter, Youngs.
.' 0. King, Ci'oss H1ill.
W. B. Sims, Waterloo.
J. W. Wells, Dials,
A. R1. Thomie, Water'loo.
J. L,. Crawford, Hunter.
Jerry U. Martin, Waterloo.
IThos. P. -Poole, Scuffetown.
WV. H. Anderson, Laurens.
A. W, Sharpe, Sullivan.
J. T. Crews, Laurens.
-J. Will Dillat'd, iHunter.
C. H. Armstrong, LaurenA~
'Ernest C. Hlipp, Hunter.
J. W. Martin, Laurens.
The Petit JuryA
The foliowing 'petit jurors were
Laurens-A. B. Blarksdale, D. C. Mc
L~aur'in, L. B. Blackwoll, J. H-. Nabors.
D~iala-W. Fl. Gray, Wt. J. Hlunter', Wt.
C. Mahtoit, John 1F. Gar'y, L. Rt. Bahb,
Youngs-B. 0. Sprouise, Hi. A. Hiol
comtbe, S. Fl. Thtackston, 5. 1). MartIn.
enf'itletown---John~ M. Wallace, G. F.
('ross ltil--Rt. W. Boazman.
I unter-J. B. pEncake. A. D). Brtown,
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Millard A. ,lenkins to Lend in the
Serv ices. Noted Singer to Conduct
What prorniises to be one of tite
great(st meetim,:;s Cer held in this
city w;ill lbgin next Suin'ay. 'ihe pas
tor anil ils co-workers have been
planning several months to make this
a Mcs:so n of great blessing to all the
peol) of thle eot inunty. TIhey sin.
e(;rcly hop, thitI :!Ia ll Ch istiatns--Irre
sp'it(i've of their church li ai:tionls.
Will feel thit this is all opplortunitV
to (o rood such a:; ra:'ely co!:ies to
them. 'hrou.h the pre:s they desire
to issue to tite i'e'(',he or. the city and
s'ilr li ni'g country a cordial invi
tation to all the services.
Dlr. Millard A. .l(nkins, formner pias
tor of the First Pa;utist churelh of .\th
en1s, (Ga., will rea:chd here next Smitar
day and will he heard the Iext. (lay,
a1n1 on until tie mneeting (loses. 1r.
,lenkins is one of the (('rirest and
n'o::t conv\incing th il-:crs and Preach
ese of God's truth in the pilpit of the
Souti today. lie Is a man honest in
thuw, 1.., fe:rbl :s in cx lrexpr ion, bitt
tender in ap 'lie:2 ion.
l'rof. lad O0. hlen. di:e-:or of miusic
of t''e ('entral !IMpti ;t church of At
lanta et present. and whio was accord
ed the honer of conlnetiun the music
for one of th (on!erences at The
lirougihtoni 'i'b!laerinnecle, where visitors
from t 2o continents were i rpr.t 'vill
hav(e ehiarge of the ausic. A new song
hook has been purchased and the sing
ing will he a very attractive feature.
Prof. fell will appreciate the help of
all the singers in the city.
LOWNDES J. BROWNING
IN LAURENS MONDAY
Says lie is Meeting with Much Encour
agemnent in ills Candidacy for the
ion. Lowndes J. 11ro wuing, of Un
ion, w%%.s a visitor in the city Mlonday
meeting oldI frienids and nikling new
ntO( I inl tenc wS While tsgetting first-hand
in''orma~itiori -n the political s;itual on
in this count-. (specially as It affects
his own ciailu(lacy for the governor
hiuip. Ir nilI be remenmbered that lie
anno-inced i1 :.elf as ait avewed can
(lidate for governor some weeks ago.
Mr. Browning spoke very pleasant
ly of his acqunintences in this county,
where, he said, he enjoyed sone very
close and intimate friendships. He re
ferred in a very cordial manner to the
two gubernatorial candidates from
Laurens, Messrs. Cooper and Irby, and
stated that he did not expect to poll a
large vote in this county where these
two gentlemen had such large follow
ings, but he said be expected to "pick
up" a few in the first primary and a
few more in the second primary if
he had the good fortune to get that far.
Asked as to his views on the primary
question, Mr. Browning stated that he
was not in favor of any restriction of
the primary in the way or depriving
white citizens of South Carolina *of
their votes, but that he was conviaced
of the need for providing safe-guards
in order to prevent such frauds andl
illegalities as were practiced on both
sides in tihe last primary. He also add
ed iln the way of an aside, that lie was
not in favor of ailowing North Caroiin
lane, Georgians and fluli Mooses to
Vote in South Carolina democratic
Mir. Birowning was chmairthian of the
WVays and Means commiittcee of the
lower branch of the legisiature during
the -session of 1912 and took a promi
nent part in the deliberationis of that
body, lie is a pieasant anid affable
gentleman though an aggressive con
tender for 'principles and will prob
ably be a formidable candidate in this
Lecture at Methodist Cilinuch.
iss Daisy Davies, rep~resenting the
Home and Foreign Mission Depart
inent of the Siouthiern Methodist
church will lecture in tho Mothodist
church at 3:30, March 4th. The public
is cordially invited. Miss D~avies comes
to Laurens highly. recommendled and
it is hoped a large audience will greet
it. C. Dillard. C. 'Il. T1oddo, C. 0. (lenn.
Waterloo--. W. Moore, .1. M. Mil
ier, W. M. Ileniders'on, S. 10. Williams,
P'. WV. Finley.
uililivan Thadu~ S. (Crawoi (d, I1. it.
l~ini (' I, 'ti .1 Ir n Ib b- .
('horal Socief Will Give Deightfui
Enteri cnnitent. Spleulii 'robrLJu.
Ihose who last year attendti the
concert grivens by the Laurens lib gii
S.hlool Chor:'l <)ciert?, ve:'y p)le:: ;rlt':
rememberlh the program renderedr onl
this occ:lsion. The soc'iety wi! giv y
its eccond concert in the school :iadi
toril next. Friday eveniig, Febru
:y '7th, a t e'glit !iteenl o'clock. 'I ho
pirorami whlich. will be rendesred
t'..is. ne flolows:
1. Blow, Blow. Thou Winter wi nd
2. I:'vening; P'ray!er iHaff
3. O 'Tlin Thee --"(lUlia" (ounod
-1. Icior;";lo Pinlsti
.). ('armolna A W\ilson
G. The Two Gr)enadiers; Sebum nn:
Selections Promi 'I he Operr:s.
(au) A\lmaicty God
2. "Il T:''ova!tore" Ve rdi
I. "I'!tinen" Sallivan
2. "Der 'relsebietz" \\'eher
Prayer atnd clunters' T'horuls
:3. "h;aust" Glon it od
(b) soldiers' ('horns
The first number, "Blow, Blow, 'Thou
Winter Wind" is a light, pleasing,
characteristic composition by Arthur
Whiting, one of the standard COIpos
ers of America. Following this Raff's
"Evening Prayer" will be rendered.
The next selection will be "O 'urn
Thee" from Gounod's "Gallia." In this
number lir. S. 13. Lapsley will sing a
solo, which will be followed by a
chorus. The fourth nnber will be
Pinsuti's "1dorado," a selection which
will please bi nuse of its unusual car t -
This cempositlIon is "o f:'mtiliair that
commllenlt onl it is unnicessary.1't l'atrt
One will close with S:citnann's "''w'o
Grenadier," which always pleases.
Part Two, as well as Part Tiree. is
comtposed of selections from the op er's
In Part Two there will be selections
from "Cavalierie Rustic.na," and "II
Trovatore." From "Cavalleria" will
be given "Almighty God," and "Bridal
Sing", which contains the famous
"Drinking Song," which Caruso has
sung very successfully. From "II
Trovatore" will be given a number
which contains various selections, In
cluding "Home to Our Mountains."
Part Two will close 'with "'Miserere"
from the same opera. In this number
Mrs. Earle Wilson and Miss Mary
Todd will sing the solos and a duet.
Every one remembers how well these
singers sang this number in the con
cert last year, and doubtless will be
delighted to learn that they 'will sing
'Part T'hree will open with "Selec
tions" from Sullivan's "Patience." In
this number both -Mrs. Wilson and Mr.
L~aplsey will sing solos. This selec
tion will be followed by the "Ptrayer
and Hunters' Chorus" from Weber's
"Der' Freischuetz". 'rTe next numbetr,
the most brilliant of the entitre pro
gram will be "Selections" fr'om
Gounod's "Fiaust". It contains three
beautiful tenor solos, which wvill be
sung by Mt'. Lapaley; and the followv
ing well knowvn sel'ctions: "Flower
Song", and "0 Night of Love". Thuis
number closes with (lie "Pt'ison
Scene" fromt Act IV, which ends 'most
.brilliantly. Part Thtree closes with
the stit'ring "Soldiers' Chorus" from
One, judging from the description of
(lie progr'am which Is given above, eas
ily preceives that the program is suf
ficiently varied to please both the cul
turedl muisician and (lie ordinar'y lover
of music. The chorus consists of about
fifty voices, and is much better than
it was last year. This year four' part
hIelections wvill be rendered, while
last year only twvo part numbers were
givten. Ilesides the people of Laur'ens
ate lookcing foirward to the second coni
cert of the Chot'al Society. All these
facts indiente a crowded house on
T iiet for thc consert will sell at
t 'e fl'owinig pricees: Adults lii ty
ents; stedents and ienehem twr-ai','
in("e-xits. The poer:ls will b' iu-"1
iiith l:oneint of toe Mon!O
ffw BILLS B[[RT
Til Y0L[ 8%1[
Less Than: 10 Are of Statc
W/ide ll po0It,
A:)J 3U t~i'1F '\
N10W IN i r
(lose of l; I !! e ii tire IS s 'i .e
Jre(ds a nl ( isai! h of itlsi? -; by
emil. !0150 i.ai ai d n,.!a s
to A. ''c:.rn.
C'ooa ;nt , Feb :1 . -Th'le b:: "live
.s(tw on of 1)! 1 i <dawing to a *e.
It is not i0.r at ;r.:tion of n her
this o: the ot:: bill will pm init
wh will th( :s( Ihy ad:(1 . ine
die. It is a .. th and on!:. a
que tion tot II h d ic ion of oft , -
orable Senae. T: whole mI of
adjoC't rim nt i on. the final! : ,.)fn
on th^ r.':a: triation ani genr.' ..;p
p!.; i . ' on ui C Snate( <: te
aplt).(Iln atiamj bilI his been :on
to th11i re(adhol? for amlendue.1 i' on
tin:il rmi ling, if t'he'e are to be :
(,s. The 110o:F(' isanxious, in el it.
is gettii paevi.:h, waiting for it ;:nn
or'bl(' e~nat to p. ss the appivr:it
tioni aI (I Su i: ! ills. (itUC : :. go
1'o:ii. Of eounrS , there( is o . ;
nlot t;!( l -*of 0 : ;n w':( n i f ..C
tional 1part of t:e mIeasurIs tl a re
oil eit'lcr 'Iil('ud1ar, ther for t''( idea.
is to get through w ith the no'e.s:: ry
money hills and quit. The ivr mak
ers have been on duty for the fiull for
ty lays contemplated by the Consti
tution, an(d for which pay is allowed,
and whatever extra service or board
bills have to be paid beyond the forty
(lays is charged . intri(t' deuty, and
tany members think- and \ ith ren
sonl----t.'at they hv ye beO u """)n the
job" (t ite long incugl and! 1 e ready
'T'he 'workl of' the presant r , don ''n-.
ptizi 5s''/ the visdtomu of hin1 -
:ions for lawt -makting blodi' . I" that
the State enn :ialy do w:h jars
.nl ratal (111 h n l s'S to:' twov.e:' in
1.ittle of Stitte-Wi;ie impiort.
WhJet.:er it he for political re'asonts,
a lck of political courage. a iisposi
tion to restore peace and harmony or a
real laissez fairo policy there will be
no radical legislation at t.is session
-nothing to mark the year. There
have been up to dlate formal ratifica
tions of one hundred and seventy-one
Acts and joint resolutions. most of
them have been about school bonds.
roads, county offices, the right to buy
or sell county lands, commutation tax
es, rural police, bonds, school trustees
and the like. Out of the entire hun
dred and seventy-one Acts that have
been duly ratifled less than ten have
any semblance of being State-wide ii.
import. The only bills that are in
cluded in this list with a -semblance
of State-wide consequences ar'e:
The Act to allow home insurance
companies to meet rates madec by out
sidle insurance brokers.
10xtending the right to condlema.
lands so that cities wanting wvatets
sheds Cnn (condemn lands.
Permitting the consolidation of the
Charleston andl Western Carolina Rail
road with the Atlantic Coast Line
Allowing convicts tIme for goodl be
havior-this will not be worth whilo
The McQueen Anti-llazing Act.
Providing for a general and adIe
quate system of dlisbarmnent proceed
Mr. Beamgumard's amendment to the
General Drainage Act.
Mr. Clifford Thompson'8 Act as to
warning boards at railroad crossings.
Thuis is a list of the gener'al Acts that
have foundi their way, thus far, in the
full forty (lays to the (Governor'd
Of the lhundred a.nd( seventy-onae
Acts ratified three have bleen vetoed
and the vetoes have not yet been acted
Anxlous to Adjtourn.
Yesteorday the talk in the llouse wvas
thiat it woul1 ean its eal ondart ofI all
se(onld re: (tlng bills, both T111 -oso and
Senate. atnd let. ii. be distinctly knowun
that It in vites adjourn mentf, yea, lthat
It hee for It.
The I ioi'r bi'iSC as5 unfitniShod( bu~sI
n''ss from the' FwnaCte' sie theC Ale