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VOLUME XXIX LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARC" 11, 1914. NUMBER 33
Of LOCAL INT[R[ST
Rural Police Bill Passed
TOWN PEOPLE NOT
ALLOWED TO VOTE
Five Rural P'oll(cmen A ppointed by
the Governor. To terie 'l'Tvo Years
in Case System is Rehili'el; Other
wise Tern Lusts Until After Elec
The legislature adjourning Th1ur1s
day passed several local bills over
which considerable interest had been
aroused. Chief among these were the
bills relating to the rural police and
the educational systenm -of the county.
The Rural Pollee.
The rural police bill introduced by
Representative Irhy and printed in
the last issue of The Advertiser was
passed and signed by the governor
with several changes. It is interest
ing to note that this bill was the last
one signed by the governor at this
session and so naturally the last one
during his incumbentcy. It is stated
that this bill was brought in among
a number of other bills and the gov
ernor v'as told that these would be the
last ones for him to sign. Singlin
out the Laurens county bill he said
that he would sign it last because of
the friendly feeling which he had to
ward the county. After the bill was
signed the pen was divided in parts
among several of his friends standing
near. The bill provides for an elec
tion on the question of retaining the
system. It is to be held at the saine
tkme as -the first primary in August.
Only those voters living without the
incorporated towns are to be allowe:l
It will be remembered that the bill
its at first drawn up by Representa
tive Irby did not call for the re-ap
pointment of policemen to serve dur
ing the time between now and the
election. The bill was amended dur
ing the last week of the session, how
ever, so as to allow for thf appoint
intent of five men as befo/e to serve
until the election and thereafter un
til a two year term is completed pro
vided the election goes in favor or re
taining the system. Otherwise, their
duties will cease when the election
Xs declared. Of the five former police
men, only one, Addison R. Sullivan,
was re-appointed. The other four are
Andy I. Boyd, V. A. White, J. W. Kel
lett and Tom B. Abrams. Those fail
ing of re-appointment were H. M.
Wright, C. L. Owens, J. H1. Madden, S.
W. Iowe. It is understood that there
were something like eighty applicants.
The newly appointed oicers take up
their duties right away.
Representatives Blackwell and
Browning introduced a bill in the
house providing for an Increase in
the salary of the county superintend
ont of education to $1,200. Mr. Irby
was understood to be oppgsed to the
bill but agreed not to fight it. It
passed the house, but was killed on
motion of Senator Goodwin in the
senate. The increase wast later in
serted in the county supplly bill whore
it was finally passed with a small re
duction. As passed it called for a
salary of' $1,000 for this year, though
no provision was made for next year.
In the same way as the superintend
ent's salary increase was carried, was
the purovision for the tomato club work
for this tounty. Mr. Goodwin also oh
jeetod tb this, but it was finally car
'led over his head. $450 was allowed
for this wvork. The rural school sup
ervisor's department was provided for
again, the entire delegation being in
favor of this item. As -mentioned pre
viously in The Advertiser, the bill pro
viding for the election of school trus
toes by the people instead of by the
county board wvas also passed.
The bill introduced by Riepresenta
tive Irby upon the petition of 'Laurens
merchants providing for tihe separa
.Mon of the C. & W. C.. and C., N. & LA.
lfreight offices in this city will go ov
er to the next session. Tt was left en
'the ealendhr at adjournment. So also!
was tito bill Introduced by Mr. Irby
Iprovidling for the separation of the
races in manufacturing plants.
Outsid'o of' the county supply bill,,
no othel' bills of tiny considerable im
portsac affecting this county alone
General Policy of Senate Was Obstrue.
tihe. Law Makers Go Home. Fac.
tional Feeling Grew Tense ais End
of Trying Session Appronched.
Columbia, March 7.-The chambers
of the senate and house in the State
house were deserted yesterday for the
first time since January 13, when the
general assembly convened for a long
session, during which little construe
live lcgislation was enacted and fac
tional feeling at times reached the
comlbust Ion point. Following the ad
jou rn ment sine die of the general as
sembly at an early hour yesterday
morning, practically all of the mem
hers left for their homes. The clos
lng days of the session were trying
on the nerves, Situations arose which
were tense with poaibilitics.
Almost all of the acts of a con
structive nature which the house
passed and which 'struggled through
the senate were vetoed by the gover
nor and did not become laws, notably
the general medical inspection act,
the local melical Inspection act for
Richland county and local compulsory
school attendance acts for Spartan
burb and Richland counties. The ne
gotiable instruments act was one of
the few constructive measures of
Eltate-wide importance to become law,
the veto of his excellency to the con
Thi house during the past session
repeatedly showed its willingness to.
enact constructive legislation, but the
senate did not follow its lead. The
house passed the Miley primary re
form bill, intended to make South
Carolina primary elections like Cae
sar's wife, but the measure died in
the senate, along with several other
constructive bills of State-wide im
The history of the session of the
senate which has Just ended, were it
written, would of necessity be e'
fined mostly to a recital of what the
senate did not do; because the senate
lid practically nothing.
Olnd to Oet Away.
Over in the east wing of the cap
itol restlessnows was in evidence sev
er'l day before final adjouranment
and when the last motion was madd
in the early hours yesterday, the sen
ators breathed easier and were glad
to get away, as they themselves said.
During the last hours of the session
the senators gathered in little groups
In corners of the senate chamber and
in the committee rooms and discussed
Some of the older members when
asked what they thought of the pro
ceedings of the session, smiled rath
er sadly and said that they had never
seen the like of it. One conservative
remarked that not even during Till
man's time had there been so many
extraordinary incidents. Several sen
ators rose i11 their seats on the
last day and declared that they were
sick of the strife; and the answer
"They cry 'peace, peace' when there
18 no peace."
And aside from the strife, twvo or
three State-wvide progressivc meca
sures, at most, were all that were
passed (luring the session. The nego
tiable instrument bill, passed over the
governor's veto, and the vital statis
tics measure stand out prominently. A
eminority, friendly to the administra
tion. voted thruoghout the session
against every progressive andI con
structive ieice of legislation proposed.
When 'Richland county tried to have
bills passed and to set an exam'ple,
this minority rose up and dleclaredl
that to give ichlaind compulsory ed
ucation and medical inspection of
school children Would mean that otha
er counties would soon follow her ex
ample, andk this was not wanted, they
Itichiand county, howeveur, (1id suc
ceed In one thing, or at lest the Co
lumbia Chrrmber of Commerce did. An
item of $20,000O for the eradication of
th'e cattle tick in this State went into
the appropriation hill. The U~nited
States dlepartment of agriculture will
now put uip a like amount and the
fnrmers will he saved an immense
amount of money by reasoni of the fact
that na soon as the quraantine against
the tick inftestedl regions is lifted the
cr.ttle will bring more money in for
A~ number of hills died on the cal
endar of the'senate, somne good and
The bill of ten lna Mr. naemert
A Panama Ca:
Photo by American Press Associatioi
illS picture shows the lighthou
approaching the locks across
established for guidance on ion
a mile apart, mark each sile
also to be used. These are to he uil
lines are marked by range lights except
be fixed so that a ship will follow a c
any ship coming in the opposite direct
MAY REMAIN AT THE
HOSPITAL OF INSANE
Dry. Babcock and Saunders Will Not
Leave the Institution According to
Rumor-Conference with Goi ernor
Blease on the Subject.
Columbia, March 9.-That .Dr. .1.
W. Babcock and Dr. Eleanora B.
Saunders may ' remain at the S"tate
Hospital for the Insane is now being
rumored about the city. If only one
should remain, however, it would
probably be ODr. Babcock, according
According to reports generally cir
culated in Columbia, Dr. Babock
held a conference with Governor
Cole L. Blease during the past week.
WVhat went on at the conference and
the manner of its being brought about
is known only to those who partici
pated in the conference.
Sonmc reports have it that the gov
ernor realizes the diverse political ef
fect the asylum investigation andi tile
committee's finding may have upon01
him and would~ like to have D~r. Bab
cock remain as head of tihe institution.
It is also believed that Dr. Babcock
would willingly withdlraw his resig
nation if he thought Governor lBlease
desired him to (10 so, as lhe Is natuiral
ly interested in carrying on his wvork
at the State Hospital for tihe Insane.
It is not regarded as probable that
the governor wvould~ make overtures
to Dr. Babcock, or that tile phlysiciani
would ask the governor to retahi is
piosition. If, then, Dr. Babcock doe1'
remain, it will probably be duec to the
good offices of mutual friends- of both
.Supper at Dials.
There will be given an- oyster and
h~a stdpper at the Dials school build
ing on Friday night, March 13th. The
preeds will be used( for the benefit
of-the school. Tile public is cordiial
ly invitedi to attend.
iproviding for the particIpation of
Pouith Qaroiina In tihe Panamia-Pan
effic exposition in 1915 dlied' in tihe
senate, where It was held up b~y Sena
tor CarlisI o of Spartanb~urg. In the
senate, too, this same senator's re
lution providing for an investigation
of- thle Torrens system of landl regis
e at Gatun locks used to guide vessels
'atun laie. Riunge lights have been
tangents and side lights, spaced about
of the channel. Lighted beacons are
t of re-enforced concrete. The sailing
at ie entrance to the channel and will
nurse which will keep it 250 feet from
MRS IH. L. HENDERSON 1)1AD.
Death ('ame Without PreiIohus Warn
ing Sunday Evening at IHome of Ier
(laughter at Ware Shouts.
Mrs. 13. L. Henderson, sister of Mrs.
0. 13. Slnmons and Mr. .lames A.
'Clardy of this city, died very sudden
ly at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
G. L. Burts, of Ilonea Path. Sun
Iy evening at 7 o'clock. There were
no previous indications of sickness,
her death coming suddenly as she was
preparing for supper. This is the
second. thne that this family has been
stricken Within the past several
months, Miss Emma Clardy, sister of
- .rs. Henderson, having died in Clin
ton during the early part of January.
Thie funeral services were held at
Poplar Springs Baptist church, this
county, yesterday morning.
Mirs. IIenderson is survived by her
husband andl six children, besides her
brothers and sisters. The childrencu
are 's. 0. L. Burts, of Hlonea Path,
Mrs. W. F. Algairy, of Ware Shoals,
Mr's. Wilmot Smith, of Ware Shoals,
James and Robert Henderson of
Brianchyllle, and Floyd and Oscair Hen
deorson, of Ware Shoals. She wa. the
eldest of eleven childiren of Mr'. and
is. JIames M. C'lard(y, deceasedC, of'
the Mt. Gallagher section, and is sur
viedl 'by the following brothiers and
sisters: Mr's. A. fl. Kay, Gre'neville,
Mrs. 0. B., Simmons, Laurens, Mr's. W.,
C., Rasor, Cross 11111, Mrs. J. D. Aus
tin, Clinton, Mi's, John W. Blecks, Ware
Shoals, Mrs. W. . Moore, Greenwood
and Mr., James A. Clardy, Liaurecns.
Mirs. Ienderson was a consecrated
Christian woman, a consistent 'meim
*ber of the Baptist church. She was
gr'eatly beloved by all with wvhom she
camne in contact, At the timie her
death she was 61) years of age.
Rargain Chasers Off.
The Red Iron Racket crew of five
bargain buyei's left Monday for their
regular touir of the north searching
for more good~s for sanmo money in
ordcir to continua to sell same goods
for less money, All five of their chain
of stores wvere relpresenited in the
bunch, as follows: L. E. Burns, Lau
i'ens, T. C. Burns, Greenwood, L. N.
Enti'ekin, Anderson, W., A. Martin,
Gi'eonville and C. D., Entrekin, St~ar
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
1 Mrany '1' Things of Interest. A bout the
People of the Neighboring Town.
Clinton, March 9 --Thuitrsday night
a very elaborate banqtuet was given to
the mren of the Methodist church by
the ladies of the church in Copelands
Iall. After a delightfui menu was
served the Rlev. WV. A. Fairey, pastor of
the church and to:astmiiaster at this
banqutet rappled for order and after a
few re:nutri:s; announcd the following
speakers and their suljects for the
evenint.: Mr. B. 11. Htoydl, "'The Chlil
dren"; Mr. .l F. .Jones "'h'er up"; .\ r.
Wilson -W. Harris, "Womtan and the
('hur'ch"; Capt. If. S. I' vanls, "Thei
Chulrtchi"; Mr. 1i. R. Aycock, "The
-Church and the city"; Mr. i. L. Kin::.
"We Canl do it and we will"; M.\l.1:
gene King, "Our Slogan". 'I he or
chesttr' of the Presbyterian college
furnished musie during the even iii;;
and added very much to the pleasure
of the evening. Two weeks ago the
oflicers of the Methodist cit rch mt1t
and decided to bilid a new ch ur c;
building as soon as the money cmit'i
be raised for it and the ('onI1r"'gation
was filled with entlhus' sma whie'nt tic
tmovemnent was put before them and
they are already working for it. 'T'hey
expect to crect a building that will
cost about $20,000 and if the enthus
lasm holds out as it has begun the
builing will soon ne begun. The
Methodists as a denomination here is
growing rapidly and need a larger
church building and the people of the
city will watch and help this campaign
with much interest.
Mrs. Isaac W. Adlir died at her home
on Monday afternoon after an illness
of two weeks. Mrs. Adair had been
in bad health about four years. She
was a member of the Methodist church
and was a lovable, Christian woman
and will be greatly missed by all who
knew her. The funeral services were
cotrtlucted by the Rev. W. A. tairey.
pastor of the Methodist church at ''
o'clock. She is survived by her hmis
band, Mr. I. W. Adair and four sons.
Messrs. N. .1. and W. .1. Adair of this
place, .\lr. ('laude B. Adair of Spar
tanburg, and Mr. Eugene Adalr of
On 'Thursday afternoon Miss a
Neville entertained the CeciliIan mus c
club and a number of outsiders.
On Monday Misses Maude and iMa
bel Sulmerel entertained a few friends
'Mrs. W. .1. hailey was hostess to the
"Friendly Dozen" book club on Wed
Dr. Thornton Whaling of Columbia.
slent Sunday in Clinton with Dr. an'l
Mrs. D. J. Blrimm. I)r. Whaling preach
ed a splendid sermon to the young
men of the Presbyterian college on
Suinday morning at the First church.
Coach Doak who was with the P. C.
ball team last season spent the week
end with Mr. W. P. Jacobs, Jr. Mr.
Doak will be in Columbia this season.
Miss Elise Spencer has retur'ned.to
her work in Hottiville after spending
a few days here with her parents.
Miss Allene Franks spent the week
entd in Lauitrens.
Miss Mazie Little of Laurens, spent
a few. days last week wvithi her aunt
Mrs. George Bailey who is ill here.
Mrs. C. M. Bailey has returned from
Brunswick, GIa., wher'e she has been
Mrs. JT. D). Jacobs returned to her
hiome in Atlanta after a visit to .M's.
W. J. Bailey.
Mr. J1. F. Jlacobis is on a business trip
in Cincinnati this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ligon. of D~allas.
Texas, and formerly of this ptlace, ar
rived last week to make 'Clinton their
home in the future. Mr. and Mr's. i
gon were v.ery piopultar hei'e and have
a number of friends to welcome them
Miss Marion Fleming who has been
the guests of Miss MIary Bean left
Thursday for her home in Augusta.
Mrs. W. B. Owens, Jr., is the guest
of Mr's. Gilkerson in Lamurens this
.Mr. J1ohn Hlenry of Gi'eenville spent
Sunday in Clinton.
Newv tamp Books.
Uncle Sam haus just issued two new
Rets of one and two-cent stamp books
a'nd these new spring styles are now
on sale at (lie postoffice. One of these
btooks contains 24 ones andI 24 twos
and will sell for 73 cents (a big har
gain). The other contains 96' ones
aind sells for 97 cents. Both of these
nnw. books fill a lng-felt. wvant.
GULiT Of MRD[R
And Recommended to Mer
cy of the Court.
AIDED IN KILLING
GEO. F. VOUNG
('ourt ('ouwnled .obAM
Homan111 P'residhimi. ('n1ses of ".e
N 4":TeEs 4.Itin'cd uIth the Y ing
M!''r!er to Ie (lied 14t4- iln the
106";('<0M . 1 F:1 TO :.1: 1"t (' . -
l'ie .iury in the Caso5 of (reen.
wiood Itodger':, clrged ii ith
the m urder of (. F. Yon no;, ne.dr
ienno January l2th, dast, nih t
at 9 o'clock, returned a verdict
of guilty with reconmmendation
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The M~larich termi of the cotirt of gen
e ial sssions convened in the court
house M\'onday morning, .Judge :. W.
lIovnan, of Ora nHt ienburg, pri iuIing.
Mlr. .John Perrin. -:1:eo r.:Cntly" :,ue
eded Stenograp::r I )o:lson, i.s a1 hir
desk a aie !'So t e other e a:: t o1
The granl jury was o ranize'd Mon
day moraing with .\lr. J. h. Frilpo: as
foreman. Judge Bowman chargerd
the jurors briefly as to thi r gen
ertl duties and as to the law in the
different cases before them. Her point
el out to them that it was their duty
to seo that. the lpw was nflorcedI in
their respective sections of t! e coun
ty and that they must look after all
public institutions in their a :1gbhor
hoods. it laid i rticulara str ess up
on their duties in connection with the
school. stating that it was !i duty
to sec. that they were proper'.y e uip
lied and properly taught, for 're toys
and girls of today are the ::evi and
women of, the future." le u:-ged the
juror!;s to give en'couragement t(o the
young t:'ach:e:-s, 1s the tW' hers are
tho l[e:lers of thought in tie c mraun
Taking note of' the heavy doeket, on
which thore were seven murde r cases,
he spoke of the need of enfo:cement
of the law. "I!' we ever stop lawless
ness, enforce the law." In coancetion
with his charge on the violation of the
dispensary laws, Judge Bowmaan gave
notice that he would not give the al
ternative of a fine in case of convic
tion, but that those found- guilty of
selling whiskey would be sent to the
Yesterday the larger pau of the day
was taken up with the case of the
state vs Greenwood Rogers, charged
with the murder of Mr. Geo. F. Young.
The trial of the other two dtegroes al
so connected "with this crinum, Tom
Young and Jan~ Gar-Iwe:1, will te'
place the latter part of the week.
Trial of Greenwood Roeiers.
Solicitor Cooper is being assisted
in the purosecution of the alleged miii
derers of Geo. F. Young by Macehethi
Young, I~sq., of the Union bar. Gireen
woodl Rogers is being dlefenlded bey Col.
JTohn M. Cannon. The following .jur
ors arc sitting on the case: WV. P. IIlid
gb'ns, foreman, 11. A. Iolcomber, .1. M.
Wallace, S. 10. Willia'ms, Q. W. Moore.
J1. S. Thlonmas, WV. J. IHunter, G. P. Pul
ley, W. Z. Ball, WV. C. Mahon, 1R. W.
Hloazmnan, TI. (I. Sprouse.
Dr. Taylor, who examined thie hotly
the morning after the tragedy, was
e(':1 to the stand. lHe st' I that a
lirage (lent was found In the head of
the deceased indicating thi.. t samel~
blunt instrumnent had been used to
cause death before the body was burn
ed. Several other witnesses testifilod
as to the condiltion of the body. The
fact of the death of Mr. Young by vio
lence having 'heen esktoblishied, the
remainder of the state's case was e'en
tered around the confession of 'PT
Yutong, which was in the train ahout
the same asn was puiblishedl in The Asd
verttrer when first mnade shortly af
ter the crime was alleged to have been
committed. Tonm Young went. on the
stand himself and swore that he, JIunh
(aldlwell and Gireenwvood'!Ignes eon
coetedl the plran at a frolic the Ettm
day night before to kIll Mr. Yonn,
that they went tereothier to tIlr' h:ouse
of M '. Y1Oin ug aibouit m idnight an't ::e'
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