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HON. R. A. COOPER
Education, Good Roads and Law En.
forcement his Principal Planks.
lion. It. A. Cooper, candidate for
governor, filed his pledge with the
state chairman and sent his assess
ment to the state committet the latter
part of last week.. Shortly after doing
so, he issued a statement' as to his
views on the question of the day. Ile
"The people of the state seem to ex
pect that each candidate shall give
out his platform. I wish to say in the
outset that I sincerely trust that the
campaign on which we are about to
enter may b.e free from factionalism
:and partisan :;it rf, and that each can
.ialte may b1.e iteasured by ihe stiand
aryd of his Iittness for pubhlic service.
:'There arc too many tuestins of vital
mportance to the people of this state,
which should be discussed in the cai
paign, for its to devote ou1r time to a
wrangle over factional differences.
"I am simply stating a self evident
proposition when I say Ihat the most
tmn ortant q'iesti on hefore olir people
today is the edunation of the white
hiildren of the state-providing the
oipportunity for every white child it
the state to secure the rudiments of
an education. fitting Itim or her for
lie duties of life. We should continue
to raise the standard of our common
schools until they each provide an ed
teation equal to that now afforded by
our best graded and high schools. It is
a sad commentary on our state, but it
is, nevertheless, true. so I am in
formed, that we could not acconmo
date in our schools the white children
of the slate. I believe the state should
at once provide ample facilities for
the education of the children, and then
we will be in a position to enact and
enforce a compulsory school attendanc
law. It would be useless to attempt
to compel the attendance of all chil
dren of school age when we are with
out facilities to accommodate them.
Compulsory educatino is well in its
way, but tirst let the state give the
people the opportunity, and provide
the facilities, and then the compulsion
hart of it. A majority of the children
of this state only receive such eluca
tion as our common schools afford,
and they should be the very best in
our power to give them.
Attention should be given to our
present system of assessing property
for taxation. It is impossible to go
fully into this question in a short
' tatement of this kind, but I believe
'hat some plan can and ought to be
devised by which we can approximate
'y secure equality in our assessments.
It is conceded on every hand that
there is no nore Important matter
than the improving of our public high
ways. The farmer's transportation
'ax is one of his chief difficulties. The
building of good r'oads will not only
enhance the value of farmi property,
:'tnd a'l to the comfort sand conve
niences of far'm life, but will increase
the pirospterity of the nattioni along all
'ines. lai this connectiont, I think that
Clemsoni College, which Is, or ought
to be, the sourtce of' our1 agricultural
'raininug, shold establish and operate
demonstration farmt schools ini ever'y
ounty in the state, In this way, the
'iverage farmer' could Imnprove his
method of farming aind also take ad
vantage of themany ecotnics in the
'ireparation of soil, use of fertiliz~ers,
etc. Clemson is (101ng a gr'eat work(
hult Its benefits can lhe futere extenid
rd along the lines I have suggested.
I hope that the nationaal government
will, with as little delay as possible,
enact a r'ural cr'edit law, so that our
farmers, many of whom do not now
oiwn their t farm'tis, mtay btecome home
owners. 'Tese, andt many othier mat
ters whtioht look Iit our mat erial pros
'mrity, ought to and~ will lie consid
"The chief function of the govern:or
of the state Is to l(ook after the en
'orcement of the law. If elected gov
ernor, it shalu ihie mny contr'olling pur
ntose, withtot fear otr favor, to see
'hat the laws ar'e dully enforced, not
'n some sectionis of the state, butt from
itho mnountains to the sea; not in a
epIrit of harshness anid vindictiveness,
but in mercy. This blinlg the chief
duty of the governior, it shoulId lie thte
oaramount Issue in thle campaign for
the selection of a govern'tor."
Mlissionatry Fromit (inagi
Mirs. Geor'ge Garty-Leke, wihio has
spent a numbher of y ar's in missionary
work In Chlino, Is expec(Nted Int the city
today to vlsit Mrs". IIh K. 1uijluphries.
Sh le will lie accomtpttiiedl by a youtng
'Itinese Ilady, Miss Woo(t l~o-Sung, wuhto
is being eduicatedl to become al missioni
ar'y. It Is expected thtat .\rs. Gary-L ee,
nasisted by Alsa Woo Ldoo-Sunig. wuill
rivo a lectutre in one oif the churtches
befor'e they leave. In cease shte does,
she will show gorgeous costutmes of
cilk, sat in and1( goldh worn by tho Clhi
Mounti'lle Schoo Clese.
Mountville, June 1.-The commence
ment exercises of the Mountvillo schol
was begun last Thursday night in the
new school auditorium. A large crowd
witnessed the exercises which con
sisted of a few recitations by the pri
mary grades, "The Babes ' in the
Woods" by the primary grades, a drill
containing sixteen of the largest girls
in the school, and a play, "The lest
Man" by students from the high school
department. There were several
beautiful piano duets which were play
ed by 'Misses 'Mildred Simons and
Jayne Boyd Iludgens. The others that
added to the attractiveness of the ev
ening by furnishing music were 'Miss
es Ida May Crisp and Vashti Fuller.
. The crowd assembled again on lri
lay morning at ten o'clock, and was
entertained for about an hour by six
girls from the Wilson Literary society.
This society offered two medals-one
for the best essay and one for the best
declamation. ''he - following was the
program of the contests that decided
the medai winners:
iEssays: "The Souith o: 'T'oday" by
Ethel Smith; "I'nion" by Josephline
Thornton; "Philanthr opy'' by 1)olly
I)eclamations: "The iottman Senti
nel" by Marguerite Fuller; "Old Ace"
by Zelane Sullivan; "A Soldier's I)e
fense" by 'Marie Teague.
I in mmediately after this' contest, Ihe
11ev. Frank P. .lones, pastor of the first
Presbyterian church of Clinton, de
livered an excellent address on the
subject. of "ligh .\indedness". lie
was optimistic in his views concern
ing the present day conditions, and he
held up 11igh .Mindedness as being the
all-important essential to success. Fol
lowing Mr. Jones' address the differ
ent medals were very attractively de
livered by ODr. George Delano. There
were several prizes offered to the pu
11ls of the grammar grades, and sev
eral medals offered to the high school
pupils. The medal given for the high
est average in the eighth grads was
won by Marie Teague, who also won
the declamation medal and a prize for
perfect attendance. The essay medal
was won by Ethel Smith. While there
were only two in the graduating class
to receive diplomas, Misses Dolly Ful
ler and Fay Nelson. there were seven
teen to receive perfect attendance but
tons, and nineteen to receive library
certificates. Edna Warlick deserves
sliecial mention, as she has not miss
ed a day from school for five years
and a half.
The crowd went from the school
house to the park and enjoyed a de
licious picnic dinner. In the afternoon
the people were entertained by a very
interesting game of ball between
Mountville and Waterloo, and as a
Mountviile boy would say, "Waterloo
In giving the names of the "Diamond
Button" winners at the city schools in
last week's Advertiser the name
"Francis JLke" should have been
"Frencis Davis". These buttons' are
given to the pupil in each grade who
makes the highest average in scholar
shipfi deportment and attendance for
the entire session.
.The store-room occupied by W. Sol
onmon, the jeweler. has been over-haul
edl during the plast few (lays and no
presents a very pretty appearance.
The salesroom has been lengthened
and the entire room re-decorated. Jn
the rear' Mr. Solomon has fitted up an
optical parlor which wvill conipare fa
vorably with those in cities much larg
er thman this.
NOTIC'E OF ELE('TION.
State (If South C'arolina,
C'ount y of Laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by a legal
nlumbe'r of the jualified electors and
fi'ee-holder's r'esidling in D~ials school
dIstrict No. 2. L~aur'ens county South
Carolina, asking foi' an election upon
the question of voting an ,additional I
mill tax upon the prop~ rty in said
school district to be use for' school
purp'ioses, have been file wIth the
county hoardi'( of educatiouj, an election
is hereby oirdered uipon 4d qu (~estion,
saidl election to lbe he tjon the 20th
day of .June, 1914 at Adeun school
house in said dlistiit, undecr the man
agement of the trustees of said school
Only such elector's as retur'n real or
ier'sonal priopert~y for taxation and
who exhibit their tax r'eceipts aind reg
istration certificates As requir'ed in the
gener'al election shall lbe allowed to
Those favoring the 1 mill additional
tax shall vote a ballot contalninig thme
word"YES" wr'itten or' printed ther'e
on. Tlhose against the I mill addition
aul tax shall vote a ballot conltatr.inig
the word '"NO'' written or printed
ther'eon. Polls shall open at the hour
of 8 o'clock in the forenoon and~ shall
remaini open umntil the hmour' (It 4 o'clock
in the fater'nooni wheni they shall, be
closed, andI the ballots couinte:l.
Theli tr'ustees shall report the result
of the election to the county auditor
andl county suiper'intenident of educa
tion within ten (lays theieafter.
JAMICS H. SUIiI~VAN,
By order of (County lBoard.
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Owings, June 1.-Mr. and Mrs. It. J.
Stoddard were visitors at the home
of their son, Dr. J. F. Stoddard, near
Pelzer last week. While there, they
were accompanied by their son, in a
machine, to I'elzei', where they took
the trolley line for 'Anderson to at
tend a reunion. While in the city of
Anderson they visited Col. Brown and
family. They returned home on Fri
day last, and have since stated that
this was the most enjoyable visit. spent
by them in many yTars.
Miss Sue A. Owings accompanied ,y
her father, Mr. F. It. Owings, returned
to the sanitarium in Ashville last Sat
urday, where she is being treated for
her health. It is not yet known when
her .fatther will return..
Mr. Frskine Stoddard was in town
on business last Thursday. lie was ac
comipanied back that afternoon by i'u
gene Power" who spent the week-end
'Mr. and Mrs. .1. T. Owings were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dolfus Owings
miles lunter, who holds t perma
nent position in the Mountain city,
was a visitor at home Sunday.
It was stated last week that J. J.
Iiunter would run an ice wagon in
and around this town for the ronve
nience of the people. but now the plan
is changed, and there will be no Ice
wagon for a while longer.
Dr. and Mrs. Mauldin of Greenville,
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Dupre of this place went to Woodrttff
:ast Saturday to the bedside of 'Mrs.
Dupree's sister, who has been tinder
going an operation for appendilcitis.
J. C. Dupree returned Monday morn
ing, and reports that Mirs. Dupree is
We have a
will clean them
terest to see wh
Ladies' Pattern Ihats, woni
iLadies' Pattern inats, -won1
Ladies' Pat-tern iats, wvort
Lad(ie s' Pattter'n Hats, wor't
JjtLie's' Patterni Hats, wort
Big reduction ir
BIG BARGAINS IN hLD
$1.00 Parasols at .. .. .. .
$1 .50 Parasols .. .. .. ..
$:2.00 Parasols a t. .. .. .. .
$2.50) P~arasol~s at...... .. ..
$3.00 Parasols at .... ....
$V3.50 Par'asols at .... ....
00I'l- EFFOIl.TS AllE TO Oli
IIE RENT V'AIlUEM FOIL
ill at present, but we hope for her a
Little Floy Owings, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Owings, was sick last
Friday and unable to attend the clos
ing exercises at the G. C. O.
Dr. Brium filled his usual appoint
ments at the Presbyterian church last
Sunday. Ills text in the evening was
"The Beatitudes". Dir. lUrimm preach
ed in his usual pleasing style, and his
sormon showed thorough preparation.
Miss Iulee Power, of Laurens, at
tended the school picnic at G. C. O.
last Friday. Miss Power is not a
stranger, and her frienls here are al
ways glad to welcome her back.
The Gray Court-Owings. Institute
closed its session of schnol for the
year nineteen and fourteen last Fri
day. and all the children will endeav
or to enjoy their vacation, and be re
freshed for the oncoming session,
which, without the shadow-ofi a doubt.
will open in the new school building,
whleh will be erected during the sum
.\r. and .i rs. Dolfils Owings were
the guests of Mrs. Eillen Stoddard on
('onghs and ('olds Wcaken the System.
Continued coughs, (o!ds and bron
chial tiroilk are depressing and
wealen the, system. i.os of weight
and appetite generally follow. Get a
,lc hottle of )r. King's New Discov
ery today. It will stoy your t cough.
The first dotse helps. The best medi
cine for stubborn conghs, colds and
all throat. and itung troubles. 'l r. O. Ii.
Brown, l ntiscatlIne. Ala., writes: ".ly
wile was sick during the hot sum
mer months and I honestly believe
I)r. King's New Discovery saved her
life." Good for children. 50c-and $1.00
t your druggist.
Fish's Strange Method.
The fish Paratilapia . multicolor
hatches her eggs in pockets in her
big assortment of si
out at Big Reductio,
at we have to offer.
*h $7.00, sale price . .. . .. 4.49
hi $8.00, sale price .... .. 4.98
h $9.00, sale price .... .. 5.98
Ii $10.00, sale price .~..... 6.48
$11.00, sale price . .. . .. 6.98
SLadies' and Misses'
that we can save y,
ie kind of shape :
[ES A ND MISSES PARASOLS
.... ... ... -. .89
.... .... .... .... .... 1.19
. .. .... .... .... .... 1.59
.... ... .. . .- .. . . 1.98
.... .... .... .... .... 2.39
... .. . ... .. . . .. 2.79
ne to see us; we
ABSTRACT OF NEW REQUIREMENTS.
('Tlhe State )
The State Democratic convention has declared exist ivg rolls
of Democratic clubs null and Void.
IDemnoerats must re-enroll themselves Oi the book of thle club
district inl which they reside in order to vote in priman-y next
White )emoerats, 21 years of age (or those who will reach
that age before 'the next general election) who have lived in
South Carolina for Iwo years, in the.eomtty six months and in
the club (listrict () days are entitled to emrollment on the
books of their club distriot, provided they are citizens of the
United States and of the State.
The book of en rollhnen t for each Democratic cilub in the
State will be opened by tie seeretary of the u1111b on olbfre
the second 'l'lesday in ,1une, 1914.
Democrats who wish to enroll in order to vote in the p ri
mairy elet otins must, present I hemuselves in personi to the see
reta ry and1l sign the roll, giving their age, oeen pati on alnd
postolli(e address and street and the numiher of their house
where these desig-natiiions exist.
In case he is nimble to write, the aippllicatii for enroleicnt
must make his mark oi the book of Ile chili district in which
he resides, and the secreIar n will pit his unie on the book.
Notice will he given by couty chairmen of the naimes of
the secretaries of 'labls amid where books of enirollient are
to be opened.
The hooks of en rollmaeit will be closed and filed with the
clerks ot court on the last 'T'uesday in July.
yles in all the newest makes and
1 n prices. It is greatly to your in
It means money to you.
Ladies' Pattern Halts, w~orthi $12.00, sale pr'ice .... ...8.48
Ladies' Pattern Hats, worth $13.00, sale price .......8.98
Ladies' Pattern Hats, wvorth $15.00, sale Price .... ...9.98.
Ladies' Pattern Hats, worth $18.00, sale price .... ...10.98
Straw Shapes. We have cut the
u money and 'can show you
rou are looking for.
S[PECIAL V.ALUES IN PAJAMA CHECKS.
We ate showinmg extr a good value 36-inch wide, special*
pric .... .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,
BIG VALUE IN PLAIN WIlIT'E FL~AXON.
15e to 20e quality, while the lot lasts, special price ......10
can do you good.
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