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Ilr. S. N. Crisp of Mouintville spent
yesterday here on business,
Mr. 13. R1. Fuller of lountville,'spent
Alonday in the city on business.
Mr. Job Little left Monday to join
his parents in Greenville.
.ir. Earl Owings spent the week
end in Greenville with friends.
ir I. R . Blakeley spent the week
end in Clinton with his family.
Mr. Fred Nelson of Charleston spent
the week-end in the city.
Miss Marion Hamlton, who has been
visiting friends here, leaves today for
her home in Spartanburg.
Mr. W. R. Weems, of West Point,
Mli8s., spent.the week-end in the city
with )lr. and Mrs. J. F. Hicks.
' Mr. and Mrs. Ienry Winn, of Clin
ton, were the guest yZcslerday of Mr.
and Airs. Jockle Mur'ff.
Mr. and Mis. T. Lane Mon-roe spent
the week-end in Princeton with rela
Mr. Dudley Young of Gaffney is
spending a vliile in the city with
Mrs. Carlos I. Moselcy and little C.
D., Ir., have returned home after
spending awhile in Spartanburg.
3r. J. T. A. Bailey of Lisbon was
among the visitors in the city last
Mirs. DuPre, Mrs. C. 13. Owings,
Mrs. Raymond Hunt, of Owings, were
shopping In the city Thursday.
Dr. C. Brooks Sullivan, of Port Ar
thur, Texas, is visiting his parents,
Mr. and 1mrs. B. A.' Sullivan, on South
Mr. A. G. Hart has returned to the
city after spending several days in
Columbia and places ln the lower part
bf the state.
MIr. L. 13. Clardy han returned to
the city for a few (lays after visiting
his Charleston territory since the
MIr. Herbert T. Taylor is traveling
this week through the upper part of
the state in the interest of the IEngi
neers and Contragtors Materials Co.
Thecondition of Nir. Jack McCravy,
who has been in a Columbia hospital
for several weeks, is reported as ui
changed. Ills condition is a source of
much concern to his niuimerous friends
liss Nannie Kate lludgens, who
has been visiting in Greenwood, is
now visiting relatives in Ilonea. Path.
Mr. F'. W. Machen made v business
trip to Graeenville last week.
l.i' A. 1. langston, who is to leave
for hIra'il at an early date, occuipled
the pulpit of the Firjt Presbyterian
church Sunday morning and preachel
a for'ceful se'rmon to a large and at
.\lrs. Earl IEleldge, who nicerwent
anll operaton for appendicitis at the
Julia .rhy sanitarium sev'ei'al weeks
ago, Ia not yet aile to leave thle hos
pi1 a 1111 hogh she is show Intg signs ofI
.\ i. Chias. Simpson left yesterday
for i'Ial timilore to audergo treatment,
hiavinhg been sick here foir some time.
Tie was necompianiiedl by his braothier,
.\1'. W'illiami Wells Simii i1on, chlim
'~ent or the C'. & W. C. rallronad. Ills
mian f~ rienads hop for himi ani earlyv
Mr. and .\irs. C. P. Simmons, of
Gireeniville; Mr. and Mi's. Jphln M.
Simanmns, of Mounit ille, .. and(
M1rs. 0. Ii. Simmons, of laurens; Mr'.
And( M\rs. C. F. Simmons, of McCorm
ick; and Mr. and Mr's. J1. W. Sim
mnons, of Cross I li1i, ar'e the guests of
Mr1s. J[. T. Sianmons-Grmeeniwood
A ('ard froni Council.
'To whomsoever it may concern'
This ia to certify that on the 1st
'day of April, 1913, in Council assem
'bled tne City Council of the City of
Laurons adopted a resolution to the
effect that the reports of receipts and
expenditures of the City of Laurens
should not be advertised in the news
rapers but that at the end of each
quarter a Statement of Receipts and
Expenditures should be made out by
"the City Clerk and posted on file for,
thme 'examination of any person- inter
'ested. The City Clerk viaa instructed
'not to oontract for any -advertising of
said report in.-any .newspaper. The
Mayor of the city is in no wise re
sponsible for the said reports not be
ing advertised in the newspapers, and
'a consierable sum of money has been
'saved to the -taxpayers of the city In
advertising bills by the way in which
'this matteir has been handled. All
reports are on file in the Clerk's of
'fice and can be seen there by anyone
-Dated the 19th (lay of January, 1915.
L, 0. fliers,
J .. WV. folt,
T. C. Switzer,
W. P. Thomason, Jr.,
DOINGS OF THE
Sever'a 1llis of Gret IIntliorinn(e are
Seleduled for this Session. Legis.
litors ecm Anxious to Work Hard
Columbia, January 16:-The first
week of the Generl Assembly has
Massed without any unusual ici
dents other than the sensational resig
nation of Goveror Blease, which
light have happened just as easily if
the General Assembly had not been InI
Columbia. Iloth the 1Hiouse and Sell
ate have organized mucih-nore rapid
ly than is customary and the temper
for work is apparently serious. The
Benate adopted ) the very first days
of the session Mr. Singler's resolution
providing for a thirty-day session, It
will be remembered that for a gener
altion prior to the Constitutional Con
vention .in 1895, thirty-day sessions
were tile rule and that adjournments
were always had in time for.members
to spend the Christmas holidays with
their families. Further than this tile
'Constitu.tional Convention undertook
to eliminate a great many unilnport
ant matters and require the consider
ation of general laws by the General
The week that has just passed was
Aevoted to organization. The coming
reek will be largely spent in the in
auguration of Gdvcrnor Manning,
which means tile beginning of a new
political era in South Carolina and on
that account will have m-uch more
meanila tahan anl ordinary inautgura
tion. It will be followed on tie-suc
ceeding day by a legislative trip to
Winthrop College, at Rock 1111.
At tile request of the committee in
charge, and in view of the fact that
there will be a large number of out
of-town1 visitors here for tile inaugura
tion. Governor Manning has consented
to deliver his inaugural address from
the S.tate House steps.
Tile exercises will consume most of
the day and the felicitations will )rob
ably prevent very mulch work being
undertaken. As a matter of fact It
will take a couple of weeks for the
General Assembly to boil things ilown
as a result of committee hearings and
very little actual work can be ex
pected for sone little time to come
further than by the committees, which
exercise such important influences o1
The two most Ilmportant hearings
that hav- been arranged for are for
Thursday on the race segregation bill
as applied to textile plants. This lear
ing has been set for Tiursdav after
noon and on the following day there
will b a hearing on the Iiughes two
cent rate bill. Thls is an undercur
rent that indicates that there will be
a satisfactory solution of tile muh
vexed mileage-book problem.
Organization and effort are having
very decided 11ifluence in the rohlibli
tion situation. -The committees in
ellarge of this propaganda have beenl
persistent and have loaded tile legisla
tive gullns with tile necesary aImu
iiiilol. 'I'lhe prolibition bills and tile
referendum have all been formally in
troduceld and are 1ow under legisla
tive consideration. At this writing
Ihere seem11s to le 110 orgallized or
definite opposition, ald if tie vote
were talkl Withill tile llext few days,
with the present temper, tile refer
enduim bill wolld be .IIassed by both
branhell. Th'is bill provides for the
sb)ll lsiloll of' the prohibition ques
tioll to tile volers of tile Stalt o1 Sep
IoIberI 1 1, a11d there is a deided Is
position to have the tallking (one (1111
ig tile suimm1er ml1onth11s rither than
at this time in the legislative halls.
Qtlite a nIm1l0ber of tile more Iliol
tanlt lills that are( to he Credlitedl s
Illtrlodulced until aff01r tile in1augullrai
loll of Goever'nor Mann11in~g, that h~e
mlay have tile opplortuity of claiming
the0 credit or resldnsili~lty for' tltese
g1olicies. Of COurse5, it 1s generlally5
kn own1 whant thlese piolleles5 of GIovernor~I
Mann11 ig ar~e anld is frienlds expe(C't
to prIopIos. mea~fsuIres alonig theOse 1lines.
an pre hl'~ thm buCI) it prefer' to d10 so
la1tr o sOi thfat the 1103 be:5 1 record
as distilly3 blelon~ging to thle new Adl
inilstratlon. One0 of tile first of these
will lie Mr., Nicholson's plrimary3 1e
formn lill, wiich was passed( lat a pre'
Ther'e ihas nlot yet 1been alny d11scus
81011 as to tile finances of tile State,
but it ftI thoughlt thlat in ally eventI
tiler0 wvillhave to 1)0 a sliht inlcreasle
inl tile tax levy. Tis Is all tile m1ore0
ncessar'y, allowing for 110 lincrease in
appropriations over thlose of last year',
bueause of tihe fact that at tile extra
ord(inlary session an1 avplfofflation bill
carr'yfng items aggrecgating aiproxi
mately $100,000 was passed. Of tis
app~ropriation bill $58,000 wvent ,for
thle expenses pur'ely inceidental to tile
extraordinary and useless specIal ses
slon. Tile balance was appl'opriated
to meet deficiencies that it would .have
necessary to provide for at tis tinme
had thley net been covered at the ex
traordinary Bession. Tile largest of
thlese items was $30,000 for the asy
Governor Manning will now, as he
has heretofore, undertake to bring
about a reform and an equalization of
the tax and, assessment system of
South Carolina,. This is goIng to b~e
tile most difficult problem that 1he will
tackle and the one in which he is lia
ble to get tile least restilts, simply for
thle reason that those interested feel
thiat the "let well enodgh .alone" polI
cy is the safest, no mlatter flow bad
the actual conditions as to failrne's
and1( eEduality may be,
On Thur'sday there wvill be tihe elec
tions thlat are scheduiled for tile pures
ent session. Thlere will be tour tru~s
teen of thi- Medical College elected, two
members of tile board of the Citadel
Academy, three dIrectors of tile R-tate
Penitentiary and a Code commilsionl
or to take tile place of ILeuteant Gov
Thlere has been more or less talk,
andi will contInue to bq, along tile line
of thle impior'tanlce of a conIstitultlonlll
convention. Suchl gathlerinlgs are, of
course, always more or' less serious
andi dangerous to tile settled plicey of
a State, There are no0w prohably a
doz~en constitutlonal lmend~ments
Ilending all tile way from one0 i)rovlid
1ng for woman suffrage to the holding
of a trustceship not being a disqual
Ilication for appointment to another
office. If there ever should be a con
stitutional convention in South Caro
Iina some of the propositlons that are
going to have serious consideration
First. Less frequent sessions of the
Second. Restricting the pardoning
power of the Governor. There are some
who suggest tihat this authority
should be taken away altogether from
the Governor, although this !s prob
ably too radical, and the suggestion
is made that it might be well to limit
the number of pardons that could be
issued in one year to, say, one hun
dred or any given maximum.
Third. To make it impossible for a
member of the General Assembly,
while serving, or for six months anter
his tenure of ofico as a legisator to
be elected to any position within the
gift of the General Assembly or to re
ceive anl appointment as a regard for
anything he may have done or cred
ited with as a legislator.
Fourth. To put the State higher ed
ucational institutlods upon a direct
andl fixed allowance, -that is, that so
many mills or fractional parts of a
mill should be allotted to the higher
These are only some of the sug
gestions that are developing.
It will be interesting to note that a
compilation nad'i by Chief Clerk
Townsend, of tih, engrossing depart
ment, for the board that is in charge
of the matter of more uniform legis
lation, shows there has geen a gen
cral decrease in the numlber .of bills
proposed. The proportion of decrease
has been quite large in other States.
These are the flgures of the number
of bills that patised through the oi
grossing department of South Caro
lina for tie iast six years: 1909,
1,030; 1910, 1,287; 191 t, 1,036; 1912,
816; 1913, 752; 1914, 827. It will be
interesting to note that there have
already been introduced through the
engrossing department over .150 bills
for tile present session.
Speaker Hoyt in his committee as
signments intorduced a new policy.
Generally when members were ap
pointed to either of the two most im
portant committees, that is, the ways
and mleans and tile Judiciary, they
were left tbhere. Mr. Hoyt's purpose
has been to equalize the importance
of the other committees and he has
taken from tie ways and means com
mittee three of its older members so
that lie may place them at the head
of important columittees. Mr. Odom,
of Chesterfield was made chairimaL
of the committee on agriculture; ir.
Charles was made chairman of the
conimittoe on, banliing and insurance,
aid Mir. Robinson, of Abbeville, .was
put at the head of tie committee of
the Alospital for tile Insane.
The liouse is fresuently regarded as
tile stieppila stone to the Senate. Mr.
Lee, of Darlington, wenit without op
position from tile louse to the posi
tion of Senator from Darlington
couity. Lie thinks that the Senate Is
rather much of a sedate all( dignilled
body and lie has been tryinlg to see if
lie can't put a little ginger iito some
of t.he customs of Ihe digileitd Solate.
Th,1e other day le went over and asked
one of the older Senai tors if it voutud
he all right for soie or the youIg
sen1ators to) haig their 1 hats anid over
coats in the comllittee roomlis rathelr
than ito put them oii their desks inl
the seniato chamibOr. lie tounid that
it would be all rigit to auing his iiI
in any of the committeo roolis b
chose. hie( also found out from one .!
the lldigiifiod "elators that it woulid Ie
uinite all right for him to get up dill
ilg the proceediligs of tilt Senate al
get a glass of wa ter'. Over onth
house sideii ther tO n. iever any qtutes
tion about these kitnds of things.
1aion perap ii)lIt as iot s Ieh
formn size, btl this year' theo Senate
('alendarI is in ted oin tinkl paperot, :iui
it. cnn he roaily reiognizeid lby its
ruolor in tile mloundi ofsdloeuments th:sM
genera'slly diora to a deisk.
'The distlingished' Iliue family of
3MarlOtn has onel of i num1hor4 ini the
hiOnse. M r. W. 10. Illueii, who repre'isentls
Mlro 310 oun01(1ty, is a. brt'ther of Ad -
m111ral Victor lie, of iihe lnted Staites
11av~y, and t Stiurgeoni Getiera 1liiRupert
i'lue. 'The Blues are all Sotith Carto
linians; theelt mothe11r was anil~~i t1ran,
and t he boys wetre all b~orni in Sotuth
Carolina. They are tmen of ability, pa
triotisml and char'acter or they would
unot have all risen to the prominence
thi' y have.
There are several members of the
General Assembly whio hlave "conic
back." and this is tile best evidence
of app~recia~tion at 'home. Twvo of the
"comec-backs" are Mr. DesChamnps. of
Clarendon, and Mr. Sellers, if Marion.
Folks have been hunting for the
pennant-wvinner in continuous servIce
in the Legislature. Tihe prilze easily
goes to Newton Orvin Pyies. General
ly lie is known as N. 0. Pyles, but his
full name is Newton Orvin, and lhe hlas
been the faithful mail carrier of both
legislative branches since eatri.y In
the eighties, and the man whlo tnow
tried to displace him would invite be
gust Koa in News and Courier.
lag thrown out of the *indow.-Au
Polish up; your turn lut'e with Cedar
Ine Polish, makes your old furniture
look like new.
S. M. & 1E. H. WILKlCS & CO.
Southern Illway to Double-Trackl
Part of Line In VIrginIa,
WVashington, Dec. C., JIan. 16.
Southern Railwvay will Proceed at once
to revise and dlouble track the 28.7
miles of its Washington-Atlanta lIne
lying between Orange and Charlottoa.
vylle, Va., the work to involve an ex
pendituro of $1,500,000 and to result
ia greatly improved line both as to
grades and curative. hids for the
grading are being received from coil
tractors today in the ofile of Mr. W.
I. Wnolla. chinf enginnee oontre-n
tion, under whose direction the work
will be done.
The completion of this work togeth
er With othr work now under way
will give the Southern a continuous
stretch of 121 miles of double track
out of Washington and a total of
3:18.7 miles of double track between
WaVshington and Charlotte leaving
only 41.3 miles of single traclj di
vided into four stretelles the loiigest
of which is 20 miles.
The revision between Orange and
Charlottesville will eliminate 1303 de
grees of curvature or nearly four
complete cirelom and will give a max
iiuni grade northbound of 0.9 and
southbound of I per cent as against
1.41 per cent in both directions at
The work to be done Is very heavy
and will furnish labor for a large
number of men and cause heavy ex
penditui es in the territory immedi
ately affected. In undertaking it at
this time when recelpts from both
freight and passenger traffic are much
below normal Southern Rallway com
pany is giving striking evidence of
President Harrison's faith in the bus
iness future of the Sout hand his de
termination to furnish ade-luate fa
cilities the necessary capital fortu
nately having been provided before
the outbreak of the present European
We hav- just a few of those big
Value Feather Heds left, also full line
bf Feather ijllows and Feathers in
10 pound sacks.
S. 1. & E. 11. WILKES & CO.
MtcCormJek County Electloio 'Ttuned
DOWn by Board of Canvassers.
Greenwood, Jan. 14.-The Green
wood county board of canvassers de
cided unanimously late Tuesday after
noon that McCormick County election
was illegal. The decision was based
on the grounds that voters living In
Troy, Callison, Bradley and Kirksey
townships, territory included in n'ew
county, were refused the right of surt
rage, would have chnged the result
had they Ceenl permitted to vote; that
six illegal votes were cast and that
twelve affidavits were made on both
sides of the contest. Attoruieys for
the new county will take an appeal
to the State board of canvassers.
The attorneys for the new county
of McCormick and the atotorneys repre
':en tinlg citizens of lis county fight
i lg being put in to Mc'Cormick counity
case late Monday evening. The boaird
concluded their arguments in the
case and spent Tuesday going ovr i.
Th attorneys for the new county
were R. If. Welch, of (oltmin bia, Feati
erstone & MGhtee and D. 11. .lagill, of
Th'lie attorileys for the eihen' of
Greenwood Coity w0ho are obetin-.
to being pto ;nto the new co-1ty ar1.
Messrs. Grier, Park & Nicholsoni.
Mlany citize's hoth of the M :Cor
miel sc(tiii .idi of (reOzniwood coin.
ty attellded the hearing. ' .;'.i .lolly
('otiton 3larket Niill Hidlih.
'Thle cotton miarket hais been risina
duintg thie liast. b'ew days. Geter
gIrades~ hliuinht :SI- I cents on tihe 1n
I nl amarket yesterd(ay.
"Ti2" P'l'TM ,JOY IN
NOIIE, .W'lil NG i'EilT
l'se' "Tizs" far" ired, tendiier, swolleni,
swtyt , calilusedi fet and (corns
"TIZ" makes sore, burning, tired
feet fairly dance with delight. Away
go the aches and pains, the cor'ns,
callouses, blisters, bunions and chii
"TIZ" draws out the acids and
poisons that 1puff up y'our .feet. No
matter how hard you work, how long
you dance, htow far youi walk, or how
long you rema.* on your feet, "TIZ"
brings restful foot comfort. "TI'z"
is magical, grand, wvnderful for tired,
aching, swollen, smarting feet. All!
howv comfortable, how hlappiy you feel.
Your feet quat tingle for joy; shoes
nevelr hurt or seem tight.
Get a 25 cent box of "TIZ," now
from any dt-ugigst or .department
store. End foot torture forever
wear smaller slioes, keel) your feel
fresh, sweet an (dhappy. JTust think!
a whole year's foot comfort for only
Thel friends of Mr. J1. N. Iiludgens
w'.iil regret to learn that lhe continues
v'ery sick at his home Oil South iar
Mrs. L. D). Witt, who, as Miss Nancy
Janmieson has iften visitedh here, was
the guest of Misses Imogene and Kath
l(ein Wilkna last wenk.
How_ is This& On1me
We have others just
Our big line is made
up of values that will
pay you to investigate.
This one is made of
best quality solid oak.
The finish is beautiful
and in a rich golden
Mirror is French plate
. and large size.
Note the size and style
Cl of this beautiful Rack,
also the large roomy seat
and box for rubbers.
A value that can't be
Would be glad to show you our
S.M.& E.H.WILKES& CO.
MAN is judged by the clothes he wears
X1 He is likewise judged by his Stationery.
This fact being true, why not have the
best? You can be sure of getting the BEST
by sending your next order to The Adverti
ser Printing Company at Laurens.
A STRONG PROGRAM
All This Week
The Idle Hour
WED lNELSDAY-" 'In Jungle W\ilds,"' a thirilling animal pie
turie w ithi Williamii Clidrd, arie Waleamp and
"Pruning thle Mov ies," a ludier(1ous comed pet ain ing
to the nflovies. Somethintg r i(h 'iAll t he/' fans'" ought
to see it.
TIfIRSDAY-FifPthl number of the Tler~eO O'Rouke series,
entitled ''A Capltalin of Villainy" w'~ith J. 'Warren
"Gemi and Germs'' an liKO comedy with Louise Orth.
As a special attraction in the afternoon we will also show
a splendid1 two-reel feature "'The Sin of Olga
Brandt'' with Pauline Bush in the leadling role.
FRIDAY-The second episodle of " Zutdora"'. Those who at
tended the firs~t episodle prioounced it a splendid
picture. As each episodle is complete in itself, it is
not essential to have seen the first episode to enjoy
thle remlaind~er. Fall in with the big erowdl and see
the secondl episode. Attend the afternoon pictures
and( avoidl the e rowd at niight.
"T'wo of' a Ki nd," -'a Joker ('omledy withI Ern'iest ShiieIlds,
Eddlie Bolan id an 111 Betty Schade. Go a way sm ilin g.
SATL'RDIAY-".'The ,Mystery of the Throne Roomi'', a two
reel G~old1 Seal dranma withl those two iimiitablle ae
Itors. (Grace C mniarid and Fraitnces lFord . T hey niever'
fail to 'makest1)1a hiite. it
"For t he Goo of(10 the Caiuse",aNso oeywt
Viet oria Forde' anid EIddie Lyoiis. WatIeli the
- Nest ors.
'1R IDLE HOUR
1A, Hom f h BL.10