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NOTHING DOING FOR.
PRIMARY REFORM BILL
'Uouth Carolina Legislators Pass It lip
for Another Year Along with Several
Other Bills of State-Wide Importance
Bills Passed so far Mostly Local.
Columbia, March 2.-Whatever may
be said of the general assembly, now
in the throes of adjourning, it cannot
be just accused, of hurting any con
idorablo number of folks. In other
words, nothing radical has been done
nor is it likely to be done. True there
have been shots at the railroads and
some other corporations, but in this
day and generation corporations are
no longer considered "things," but
quite legitimate objects for jibes and
kicks, and even the railroads have had
their advocates, and those who have
openly insisted that service, equip
ment and dove!opmnen were what the
people wanted rether than kicking
the enterprises. In this day it takes
political courage to come out in the
open and say that a thing is wrong
and should not be done when it is
merely aimed at a corporation that is
without its local interests.
Nearly three hundred acts and joint
resolutions have found their way to
the governor for approval, but in this
number hardly twenty-five are of gen
Mostly Local Affairs.
The great bulk of legislation now is
of strictly local import, affecting coun
vy affairs, rural policemen, county oli
alals, municipal and county bonds and
school affairs. There are, for in
stance, twelve acts relative to rural
police systems for the various coun
ties. This was never contemplated by
,he constitution and all of the twelve
acts might very easily have been en
compassed in one general statute' that
would have stood far more prospect
of final passage than where the op
portunity is offered for the veto of
one or two particular acts.
There is going to be no general
'egislation upon expected lines. Noth
Ing will come of the efforts to provide
for primary reform. the compulsory
education bills will all go to th'
junk heap, either directly or by the
veto route; there will be no revision
or modification of the present abomin
able system of tax assessments; there
will be no highway commission legis
lation nor tax on automobiles for
road improvement. All these are eith
er dead or (lying.
There will be some important nca
;ures go through the mill-not of vi
al importance, but matters that are
regarded as being for the common
good, but which were unexpected.
These Were Unexpected.
State banks will be permitted to
become subscribers to the national
.-serve banking system.
The governor will have the power
o appoint a United States Senator for
ninety days, in the event of the death
of a senator, but after the ninety (lays
lhe place is to be filled by election
from the people.
A general negotiable instrument act
has beeti1'n pass1. 'This is inl response
to the National Hankers' and( Bar as
Mociations, which are undertaking to
have uniform laws for all the states.
South Carolina is onle of the iast
states to accept the iluform instru
ment act. Among other things it
does away with the three (lays of
The lawv as to publientions of sum
mlOns has been changed to provide
for three instead of six publications.
Heretofore such notices have had to
run for six weeks; under the present
act such notIces run for three weeks.
Under the Old Act.
Under the old act-a deed to pirop~
erty hadl to be0 recorded within ten
days so as to operate against simpllle
or contract credlitors.
Mr. IHelser inltrodlucedl a bill at this
session to change this condlition, which
was passed by both branches, so that
the deed becomes bindling against
creditors whenever record(edl, and~ the
ten day limit is without its present ef
It is somewhlat stranlge that two uin
oxpected issues should have been the
legislative bhone of contention. One
was the Saunders "red light" dlistri:ct
blil which, a(fter a merry fight, pass
eri the house, and is now ini cohil
storage on the senate sidle, andu~ the
otheir is the Fortne'r hill, whtehm pass
ed the house. and is now on third
reading 0n the seniate 1'ble4, and leaves
the matter of white teachers largely
as it now is-in the hands(1 of the coun
Raes~ This Xinummer.
There is mu ich interest in the va
tious and1( sun dry raices thamt are to be
run this summer. Tiher'e wvill be no
'laek of canid~iates for the higher
offices-Unitedl States senlator, and
r~overnor in particular-and the hope)
is that there will be ample material
offeredi for the other otlices.
It is piretty well agreed that there
will be Qtlfr canid~lates for the sea
ate than Gbovernor Tileace and Senator:
Hmith. F'ormer (Governor John (iary
* 'vans, it is ainouced, Will make the
race and there is a sti'ong likelihood
nfeflepresnntntion Stevenson making
the race.: He. is being trged and may
or may not enter.
. Tbeh there is ttlk of'a fouith aAnti
date, this fourth name is. not. yet
quite clearly fixed, but several names
have 'been mentioned and the impres
sion is growing that in the mixup
that would follow that there will be
a prize awarded that would well be
worth going after.
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* WOODROW WILSON NEWS. *
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Woodrow'V Wilson, March 2.-The
conimunity is ain quite a boom in the
way of building. Two residences have
beon completed and three more are
Miss Daisy Bell Owens spent last
Mondry night with Miss Iteinell Reid.
On last Sunday afternoon Mr. and
Mrs, Carl Bramnlett, Misses Eula and
Mae Bramlett, of Laurens, and Miss
Hawkins, of Clinton visited Mr. Bran
lett's parents here Sunday.
On last Thursday Mr. and Airs. W.
L. Sold entertained a few of their
friends, it being his birthday. The day
was enjoyed by all present. A sum p
tuous dinner was gracefully served.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. 'T'ill
Owens and Mr. Ilomer Owens, Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Blramlett, Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Bolt. The snow parevented oth
ers from coming.
Mr. Horace Nelson, of Enoree, visit
ed homefolks Sunday.
Mr. Ford Garrett of Greenville, was
a visitor in this community Sunday.
Miss Louise Langston visited the
Misses Burts Sunday.
Mr. John Miller is on the sick list
Mr. Z. It. Traynham was called to
the bedside of his sick mother Friday.
She had a siroke of paralysis.
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* lETHNY NEWS. *
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liethany, March 2.--tev. J. P. Cole
man delivered an able sermon here
last Sounday afternoon to a large au
MAiss Elizabeth Brown is very sick
at this writing but her friends hope
that she will soon be able to be out
Miss Ethel Roberts and little sister,
Lillian, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with Miss Cynthia 'Cooper.
'Mr. F. .1. Bragg ,was in Greenville
Thursday and Friday on business.
We are very glad to report that Mr.
W. ID. Edwards is able to be out again
after having pneumonia.
Mrs. T. .1. Cooper visited Mrs. Ea:'l
Mrs. Della Vestnoreland and chil
dren visited her brother, Mr. F. J.
Bragg, last week.
Mrs. Deric Westmoreland was a vis
itor in this community Saturday.
iiiLEASEITESM PLAN TO
(Continued from Page One.)
er's from both the Uilease and Anti
Ihlease campls, and that it will be a
Stevenson a Power.
Then it would~ not surprise p)oliti
cal observers to witness still another
entrant into this race in the peron5f
of Represenative W. F. Stevenson, of
Cheraw. In fact, Mr. Stevenson has
told friends in the past few (lays that
he is considering entering the race.
Hei is well known all over the State
and is a public sipeakei' wel able to
hold( his own on any stump with any
opponent. lis hold on the people, his
friends point out, is illustrated in his
re-election fromi 'Chesterfleld connty
last election in the face of the fact
that Chesterfld went several hundred
majoi'ity for Blease. This is anoth
em' possible wedge calculated to split
into still smaller' fractions the Blease
and Anti-Bhleaseites of South Caro
lina,. if the Evans and~ Stevenson
wedges iip open and blreak up the two
factIons the i'ace will be ha'rd to fore
cast with anmy accuracy.
A four-cornered lIght between Smith
Blease, Evans and Stevenson would
make a rnce the like of which has nev
er been seen in South Carolina, it is
believedl. Four' better stump speatkeirs
could not be picked. Each is tihe vet
er'an of miany a rough andl tumble dle
bate and when thene four' mecasuaro
strength on thle hustings it is' likely
that nmuchm more thayl fur will fly.
With the legislative and pumblie rec
ords each has mnade In public life at
thleit' sides tile Senatorial candidates
a'e pr'eparinmg for the attack. The
prize, the Sumnatorlal toga, is dlanglin~g
ini tihe distance, and while tile people
wvait the would-be Senators are sharp
ening their forensic wveapmons andl
making ready for the titanic str'uggle
due before tihe coming primaries.
Quiet, But Visible,
Maua'--"She's such a quiet little
persom that I'm surprised to lhear sheO's
wearing a diaphanous skirt," Edna
"Perhaps she believes in the old say
ing that little girls should' be seen, but
We have the LATEST DECREES of
fashion and authentic styles now on display. +
Cp Those who know how to dress will find
/what they want when they visit our store. "
Dressing well is an art; so is the selection of.
merchandise. When you examine our new
Spring Goods, you will know that WE know
s ,4 r' how to bring to this city the proper goods,
faultless in QUALITY and at MODERATE
Suit Department DressGoods Department Ladies Slippers
The cry newest thing in Suits foverything that i nw is her e
you will find here. We are receiv- fo inspection. T wl b e are showing a complete line
e season of fancy style. \\e are of Ladies' oxfords inl all the new
ing Suits every day. vell prepare for evryod. ill ltos and spool heels. Style
he glad to have you come and look. .
All vool Serge Suit, tanl, Copen- New things coming daily. I every detail.
hagan blue, gray, tango and navy *Just received one lot new Aa
only . .. ... .... ....$10.00 dies' Collars, special this week 3 to look then over We
at .... .... ....25c and 50c are sat i :fied we' ef1nn plese you in +
1 lot suits, new erepe eloth, all lig lot Ruehing, all kind at the ,just wh at you want, price $2.50
shades- worth $15.00 only $12.50 yard .... .... .... .25c and 50c t, .... .... .... .... .$4.00
* Woman's Missionary Union. *
* 0******e S S S S *Je Se
The Ercond I)Ivision of W. M. U.
will meet with First Baptist church at
Laurens, Saturday, March 21. A full
attendance from churches composing
this division are earnestly requested
to meet with us.
10:30---Devotional exercises conduct
ed by Mrs. A. B. Darksdale.
10:45-Address of welcome. Mrs. La
Response--Mrs. Scott George.
Roll Call--Response by delegates with
appropriate verse of Scripture.
First Query-The Basis of Home Mis
sions. Opened by Mrs. Nat Austin,
followed by Mesdames Maggie Wash
ington, Charlotte Hipp and Eula
Two"'ten minutes talks:
(1) Relation of W. M. U. to Home
Missions. Mrs. Mary Barksdale.
(2) -How to make a Week of Pray
er Count for Home Missions. Mrs.
M. L. Lawson.
Appointment of Committees.
)evotjonal exercises, conducted by
Mrs. M. L. Lawson.
What Could be Considered the Most
Important Phases of. Home Mission
Work? Opened by Mrs. Hedgepeth,
followed by Misses Allie Mae Babb
and 'Ilessie Bolt and Mrs. Laura
How May Our hearts be Truly En
listed? Opened by Mrs. Fannie
Moore, followed by Mesdames Clara
Watts, Mamie Caldwell and Miss
Cleo C. Wofford,
King of Externals
Is Security for your
loved one. Ethical
physician say Gow
ans is th Best. It
positiv ly Cures all
ills ar, g from In
flanmmation or Con
gestion such as Pneu
monia, Croup, Colds.
lHave given Gowans Preparation
'a thorough test. It Is the !ICST
preparation on the market for the
eollofof Pneumonia, Croup Colds,
Coughs. .JAS. P. SMITI, A.}.D
BUY TO-DAY! NAVE IT IN THE. HOME
All Drugist. S1. 50e. 28e.
GOWAN MEDICAL CO.. ' ' ,.
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Eden, March 2.-The Eden School
Improvement association will meet at
the school building Friday afternoon,
March 6, at three-thirty o'clock.
Mrs. C. V. Hiipp and Mrs. mina
Reeves spent last Monday with Mrs.
Caroline Gray of Fountain Inn.
Miss Estelle Babb has returned
home after spending several weeks
with her brother, Rev. E. V. Babh of
Mrs. Emma Roper and children spent
Sunday with Mr. M. \V. Gray and fam
Miss Bessie Knight of the Luna sec
tion- spent last week with Mrs. Am
Mrs. T. C. Reeves spent last week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
fMr. M. V. Holder i.s on the sick list
Roy Armstrong is very sick with
pneumonia and measles at this writ
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place of calomel. stead of being
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after-effect. I hay authorized the
Laurens Drug Co. t refund purchase
price (S0) to you instantly without
question if you ar in any way dis
satisfied with it. f Dodson's Liver
Tone can't help 3 u, I don't want
That's how ods n feels about this
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regulator and re ver of constipation
The lives of so many people have
been brightened and bettered by this
great remedy that leading druggists
now recominend it and seven of
Ameriea's most prominent physicians
0. l'd. it, after thorough analysis of
its ingredients and effects.
It is generally known that calo
'mel, being a poison, is a peril to
many. It stays in the system 'and,
while it may seem to give you a tem
porary relief, often "knocks you out"
for severl days.
With Dodson's Liver Tone you are
set right without ache or gripe and
with no bad results to interfere in
the slightest way with your regular
occupation and habits. So great a
number of former sufferers from con
stipation and inactive liver have been
vastly benefited by Dodson's Liver
Tone that it would seem wise for you
to give it t< trial now. Children like
it and it does wonders for them.
are curable. All kinds
mean sufferin and
danger. The CAUSE
. - Is always Internal.
- LEDr. L'eonhardt's
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NEWS OF TiE 'WEEK
IN TOWN OF ('IN'TON
(Continued from Page One.)
spending a few days with their parents
Miss Connie Martin, of Cross 11111,
spent the past week with Mrs. T. J.
Miss Anna Kate Fewell ret'uned to
her homne in Rock Jilil T~uesday, after
visiting Misses Jessie 1)illard and Zee
Mr. Joe Simpson of Illackstock, vis
ited here last week.
-Mrs. .1. Whitman Smith returned
Thursday from liishopville where she
has been visiting her father.
Mrs. .T C. Ilarper returned Saturday
Mrs. .1. P. Jacobs and son, of Atlan
ta, are visiting Mrs. W. . Bailey.
Miss Emma liipp of Mountville spent
the week-end with her parents.
Miss Allie Garvin left Saturday for
Columbia where she will visit Mr.. and
Mrs. Torn Watts.
Mr. Benton Mathews spent last week
with relatives in Chappels.
Mrs. W. H, Shands and -Miss Kate
Shands visited in Laurens during the
On Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
Miss Lou Patton died at the home of
Mr. J. 11. Young after an illness of a
few weeks. Miss Patton was about
80 years old and was the oldest mom
-ber of the First Presbyterian church.
She had lived in Clinton all of her life
and had a number of friends here but
The innral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian
cemetery and were attended by a large
number of friends.
LAXATIVE FOR OLD
Salts, ('alonel and Pills Act on Liver
and Bowels like pepper a ts in Nos.
(let a 10-cent box now.
Most old people must give to the
bowels some regular help, else they
suffer from constipation. The condi
tion is perfectly natural. It is just as
natural as it is for old people to walk
slowly. For age is never so active as
youth. The muscles are less elastic.
And the bowels are muscles.
So all old people need Cascarets.
One might as well refuse to aid weak
eyes with glasses as to neglect this
gentle aid to weak bowels. The bowels
must be kept active. This is impor
tant at all ages, but never so much as
Age is not a time for harsh physics.
Youth may occasionally whip the lw
ols into activity. Put a lash can't be
used every clay. What the bowels of
the old need is a gentle and natural
tonic. One that can be ' constantly
used without harm. The only such
tonic is Cascarets, and they cost only
10 cents per box at' any drug store.
They work while you sleep.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Curo.
The worst cases, no matter of how long standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
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Wood's Earliest, Irish Cobblor,
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