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O-----J X - - L A R EN S , S O U T H C A R O I A ~ W D E D Y A C 7 9 5 U B R 3
SWORN IN MONDAY
Power Contract to be Test
FOR COMING, YEAR
All Former Officers and Employees of
.tle City le-Elected Except Super.
Intendent of Power House, whose
Position is Combined with Another.
The newly elected city mayor and
council were sworn into ollice Mon
(lay night and began thcir two-year
terms immediately. Work of consId
erable moment 'was gone into and
some linportant matters carried over
to later meetings. The election of
oicers and the disposition of the
light and power question for the next
two years occupied most of the time
of the meeting.
The Light and Power Contract.
A resolution was passed and, it is
understood unaninously adopted,
calling for bids to furnish electric
power to tile city for the next two
years. As the Reedy River Power
Company has a contract to furnish
the city with current for several years
hence, this resolution is understood
to be a notice of cancellation. The
matter was to have been thrashed out
at a meeting last night, after this 'Pa
per went to .press. ''he resolution
adopted by the council is as follows:
"Notice is hereby given that pursu
ant to a resolution of the City Coun
cil of the City of Laurens adopted on
tile 15th day of March, 1915, bids will
be received by said city council for
the furnishing .of electric -current
needed by tile city of Laurens for the
purpose of lighting the street and
public places of the said city and furn
ishing light and power to the inhabi
tants thereof. You are hereby invit
ed to attend a leeting of the City
Council'of the said city to be held at.
the City 1Hall on the 16th (lay of
March, 1915, at. 8 o'clock, P. M., and
to submit bids for tile furnishing of
mich cirrent to tile city for a period
of two years, next ensging, the city
reserving the right to ,reject any amid
'l'he council also took up the matter
of the contract for the opera h.ouse
for the next, two years. It was decid
ed to advertise- for bids to he opened
March 29th. Bids are to be submit
ted both on tle )asis of a Hat rental
and also with light and fuel furnished.
The bidder will have to furnish a
surety to guarantee fulfillnlent of the
contract. I'he advertisemelnt of this
actioll will be found in another see
lion of this paper.
F.'ection of Elliployees.
Inl tihe election of oilcers and em
ployces, It. 11. Kitchells was re-elected
city clerk, W. S. Bagwell, chief of po
Ii1111(an .1. T. mingston, health (of
jieer, All pr'esenit police otlcers were
ice~iected. Tlhe pIositionl of superin
tendlent of tihe electric lighlt and1( wa'
.ter plan4 held by II., L lount; was
done1 'away withl and tIs job) c'oml
ined with that. of 1mieteri readler. J1. E.L
Piilpot Wnit elected to the place at
a i salhry of $75 per' month. R. E.
ilabbi, Esqi., wvas re-elctedl city attor
It is un~derstoodl that ther'e were' a
number)OI of aplilcanuts for all thle plac
es to b~e filled.
* it is und~erstoodl that othler matters
of minor inliortance 'woere attended to.
l1MI'TEII FitOM Mll, WATTS.
Oh-es Outline of IDemonstration Work
Among the Famrmebrs,/
Th'le Advertiser ha5 reeeivedl from
John D. WV. Watts, Counlty Pemounstra
tion' agent, the followpfig letter which
Elitoi' 'lihe Advertiser:
Our effort in agriculture is to get a
thoroughly spulverized, wvelil(drainedl
seed "bed. Use best variety of seedl.
Oive rowe 'and the platts in the rows
space suited t~the plant, the soil and
the eiimate 'andl use intensive tillage
during tile growing ieriod of tile crop).
Inerease thle farm stock to the ox
jnt.'of utilizing all the waste pyoduct
and Idle lands on the farm. Produce
all the feed required for the men and
animals on the farm. Keel) an acountl.
of each farm produce In order to know
the 'geh dl lois that arises.
. Johd T. W. Watt.
CHICORA GIRLS TO
TIo Clive Concert at Thornwell Mem.
oripl Chapol Friday Night.
Clinton, S. C., AMarch 15.--The Chi
cora Glee Club, under the direction of
Mrs. Bellamann, will give a musical
concert, Friday evening 'March the
19th at eight o'clock, in the Thornwell
Memorial chapel. The people of (ln
ton will have the opportunity to her.
once again a large chorus of college
girls wkio have been working earnest
ly under the direction of an expert
musician. A complete change in the
program will be made and much in
terest in the concert, especially amding
the P. C. boys, is already evident.
Mrs. Bellamnann who has charge of
the musical department of Chicra
college is to be highly complimented
on the success which the Chicora Glee
Club under her direction has attained.
The musical program rendered at Clin
ton last year was 'deserving otP much
pralise. And already this season the
Chicora glub h'as been enthusiastical
ly applauded at Clemson College.
The concert at Clinton Friday, larch
19th, will lie given for the benefit of
the Athletic Association of the Pres
byterian college. Admission -will be
50.cents. Tickets are on sale at -Dil
lard & Dlllard and the Clinton Pharm
Switzer ('ompany will Mtalke Special
Display of Spring Goods Friday.
The..tine for the annual spring op
enings is here and the first to an
nounce their special display is Swit
zer Company. Friday of this week
has been selected by them as the lay
for which they have made special pre
parations for a comillete display of
the latest in millInery, and the newest
and nobbiest jn ready-to-wear. Be
sides these two lines they will have
special displays of till ladles' wear
This season their millinery depart
mnent will be in charge of liss Tone
of Baltimore who has been In the city
for several days getting things ready
for the big day Friday. .iss Tonme
comes to Laurens highly recommend
ed as one of experience and ability.
Treasurer Yount Siek.
County 'Treasuirer Ioss 1). Young
has been confined to his home for slv
oral days on account of sickness. It
is feared that lie has pneuman i. )n
his absence. his duities are being, ipe.-.
ormcd ,by hils 'brother, Mr. Henry
Young, assisted by the accomodItlig
county auditor, Mr. 1. Waddy Thotui
son. Although they find it an aidous
task to do the treasurer's labors as
lie does thlen) himself, still they state
that they are preired for all comers
and will be a , to take care of ail
the heavy business to be iransacted
bet ween now and the l1st, when th
time for the payment of taxes expires.
First Blootm of the~ Seatson.
Thle first F""'lishi p'a blootm of thte
sefason hats ma11de its apipeaance and'~i it
.\i's. 0'. .\. Clarkce carries off the lion
01's as beinig the groweri of it. The
bloom wvas fotund in her gardeni yes
terday uhorning and was senit to the
garden editor of 'Pie Advertiser for
his inspectilon. So far as the-afor'e
said garden ed itor' is abile to find out,
this is the first Eniglish piea 1)1oom1 to
a ppearl in this vicinity.
~oses ils Positilon.
Mr. WV. B. Clark has lost his posi
tion as city muai carrier, his servlces
ending today. is successor is yet
to ho na'mied. M1r. Clark has many
friends in the city, especially on the
route which he higa served for' the
past ei'ght years, who hope lie can- beC
re-instated. The charge against himu
was "polItical activity.'-lieen wood
Off for Ciarlestoni.
Head Cotnsul C. A. Power andl dele
gates from the different, camps of the
Woodmen of the World left the first of
the - week for Charleston, where the
state cainp meets in annual session.
Head iConsiul C, A. Power' will. lpresidle
over the meetings of.-the ses~lon and
bther members of the Laurens delega
tion will donhtless play 'prominent
parts in the deliberatIons, The re
port of Mr. Power shows that, in spite
of the depressing business conditions,
the order in this state has shown a
gratifylng grovtlr during his year's
term of office
FINE MEETING EXPECTED.
Chrisiain Endeavor to iiaive Special
Prograin Sunday Evening,
Next Sunday night's mecting of the
Christian Ehdeavor Society of the
First Presbyterian church at 6:.I5 p.
Ii., bds fair to be one of the most in
teresting and instructive lately held.
The general public is invited and wel
coied to all tle meetings of this
younger People's society. The general
topic or theme is "Our English BI
ble." Talks will be made upon the fol
lowing and other helads.
"Thw liible as a Book, as a Library"
"h'ie Books in outr Bible, by whom
selected and wly."
"The Different Versions. Merits
"The Works of St. Luke and Some
thing of Their Author."
"What is the heat Way to Study the'
"Favorite Books and their Lessons
for us. Psalms, I Corintians, James,
"'The Best Short 'Story in all Lit
CHAIRMAN OF BOARDI).
Scarborough Eclected to Head Asylum
Board of Regents.
Columbia, Mlarch I I.-Robert B.
'Scarborough of Conway was elected
chairman of the board of regents of
the State Hospital for the Insane at
the organization meeting of the'new
board held in the governor's ofice.
The members discussed the plans for
improving conditions at the hospital
under tle reorgani.ation act. A sec
ond meeting will be held this' moriing
at the asylum. The board will inspect
all of the buildings.
Mem.bers of tle board present yes
terday were: It.' B. Scarborough o
Conway; .1. E. Sirrine of Greenville; C.
Fred Williams, M. D., of Columbia;
S. C. Baker, M. D., of Sumter, and 13.
W. 'Segars of Lee county.
Gov. Manning was present at the
Imeeting anil discussed tle reorganiza
tion plan with, the memehrs. No anI
niouncemiet. of policy will be made at
Robert Ilethea Searborough, who
heads t he inew asyliim board, was bornii
in 1861 at Chesterfiled, was educated
at Mullins academy in lMarion county,
and in 1896 was elected State sr-nator
from. tile county of llorry, in wiici lie
has resided from early manhood. As
president pro tempore of the senate,
lie succeeded in 1899 to the offilee of
lk-utenant governor, by reason of the
death of Gov. Ellerbe. lie was elected
member of congress from the Sixth
distriet of S'outh Carolina in 1900. M.\r.
Scarborough is a lawyer, and as suCh,
lts practiced at the bar of C'onway'
PENNION LAWS I('i1ANG3).
('or'reCellon of General Impresd4lon
mn111de by (hirman of Pension oi
('olumiia. March 11.--W. ii. Ed
wards, of C'hester, miemberi~- of the~
Ri ate lpensioni boardiC, hias giveni 0u1 thie
From letters to (he state pensio'n
board from thie count 1 p3'ension boards
anid fromi priv'ate 1indivi'dual s, it seems
thant there is a wide-spread misunder
standling in r'egard( to the acts passed
by tihe last general assembly in re
gard1 to pensit Trhe lawv as to
eligibility to pensions was not chang
ed in any partiletlar'. TPhe only
chanage made by the last general as
sembly in1 regard( to penislons was to
[ldd $50,000 to the penision fuad, out
of which must come in i'otund num
b)ers $17,500 for' the maintenance of
(lie Con federate Infirmary. Thle fund
his year for' pensions is $282,500, and
thie fund will 1)e thus dlistrlbuted 1by
(lie comiptr'oller' gener~al by (lie II
rection of (lie state piension board.
The pensioners may expect the mioney'
an or about the 15thI of April1, 1915.
Tihere was absolutely no change -made
In (lie peasion law by (lie last gen
WV. HT, Edwards,
Member State Pen sion Boarid.
Banquet by Mfasons,
Rlisiing Sun Chapter, R. A. M. held
a largely attended and unusually en
joyable meeting Friday night, when
ten candidates were received Into the
chapter, Geo. T. Bryan, Deputy Orand
High Priest, being present to assist in
the ceremonies. After the meeting,
the members enjoyed A delightful ban
. .lte. J. .1Harey WINe Condluet Spe.
diad Meetings here Next Sunday amil
Rev. .J. L. larley, of Spartanburg
superintendent of the- Anti-Saloov
League of this state, was in Laurent
yesterday and while here made pre
iarations for holding several import
anat prohibition meicetings next Sunday
and Monday. The first meeting will
be a special session for the men11 t(
he held In the Court House Sunday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The next
will be union services of all church
es of the it y w Iich will be held inl
the First Baptist Church Sunday ev
ening at 7:30. On 'Monday a special
meeting of all of the prohilbitionist
of the county will be held in thc
court house at 11 A. M. This last
meeting is for the purpose of organ
izing for a strong campaign for push
ing the cause of prohibition in this
county. Mr. Harley is a speaker o
great power and those who come to
hear him will be certain of interest
ing and instructive talks.
COUIl'T AI),JOUIINEI) FIDAY
After Busy Week (Generall Sessions
Court ('omes to Close.
After a very busy week, in which
much business was transacted, the
court Of general sessions adjourned
Friday evening. The following eases
were tried the latter part of the week:
James II. Jeinings, charged with
seduction, was found guilty.
Charlie Chappel, house-breaking
and larceny, guilty.
John Wallace, house breaking and
larceny, not guilty.
IHerbert Sullivan, same charge, not
Gleo. 1. Davis, the prominent Jack"
township far-mer charged with till
mutirder of Donnie Moore, colored, wai
found not guilty.
George Forgy, guilty of murder and
recommended to ,the mercy of tihe
John Gilliam, gullty of assault and
battery with intent to kill.
Wash Owens, guilty of lidilig pris
onerg to escape.
Jolinsonl .lNvill, convicted of as
sault and hattery and (arryl ig con -
Lellas Vance, convicted of assault
and battery with intent to kill.
). L. Boozer, convicted of interfer
Ing w\!ith an ofieer in the discharge of
iis duty. Sentenced to three months
or a fine of $150' and suspended ilr
tig good behavir On tle payment of
lanue McMorris, was acquitted of
tle murder of Phil laidall.
The following wts the presenitiient
of the grilntd jury:
To tile 1iolon. N. S. Mloore. Presiding
.ludge, Spring Tertin of Court, Iaut
We hog to sub:lit to your Ionor
and the Court, our fin:il presentment:
Wi\e thei (Grandl .iury havie pa~ssied on
n'tl hills hianded us i~y the' solicitor but
thie ('Lse of the State vs. Matt Sher
hert, wh: ih ('as~e we have beien unable
to get pr ioperi w~'itnessis. They~ ha~ve'
been1 st1Immoned10( buit are~ in North
Carolina and fai led to a.ppiOiea and we
recom mendi tha~t saId bill 1)e en'iedi
over to next. termnT~ e ourt. We pre
sent her'ewi th ai pet ition from c'it izens
of Younags town'tship asinlg that a cr
tabti road in tihat town ship he chan fged
o nd( ask that the super01visor' Lattendi to
tis requetlst as ear'ly as possible.
We present herewith the report of
coutnty b~oardL of comm111issioneirs whichu
appulear's corrlec t. We h av~e a ppointed
propor commi)itteces to look Into thle
genlerail welfare of the county ail
will replort at aI lter session of ('ourt
as to tile general affalIrs of the county,
WeT reicommencld that the Solicitor
look into a ease with11 the M\agistrate
of Cross05 lii t ownsh xipi brouighit by M1.
H. Good man anad get Sa id ease stri'gh t -
enedi out Iln a legail way.
WVe wish lo thank the lion Jludge
andi counlty oflicers for' their kinid anad
eourfteouls trtment~llt (luring this term
All of' wvhich is respectfully sub
J. W. Wells,
Card of Thanks.
Mrs. J. R. Boyd, son, and daughters
wIsh to thank their numneroes friends
and neighbors for their many kind
nesses during the illness and death of
husband and fathne
WARE SHOALS ITE31S.
Enriiine'nf for H1giim ell(iief
3140num11ent Erested to Foun11ders 01
Ware Shoals, March 1:1.--Ai enter.
tainnent was held here lit Kather'in<
H-lall on last Friday Iight in aId of the
lelgium Hellof Fund and was a grea
success. The event was in charge <
.\lrs. .1. M. Dallas and a1 coiiitte' 0
young ladies and- was attIeided by .
large crowd of our' citizens who tool
this way of expressing theirI syipath * .
with that grief strickei eltttry ant
people. The evening was slpInt in i
illost delightful way with gaines, sonlgs
and a variled list or amusements w1ei!
the young people took thorough ad.
vantage of. A large stim of nioney was
Collected wich will be forwarded t<
the headquarters of the fund in New
' A beautiful regal blue oninoteii t
has been erected in Friendship Pres.
byterian church in lonor o[ t iniei
and women who organized the con.
gregation in the year 1820. Tlie moniu.
ment is a work of art and reflects
great Credit onl the Church, and the
artist Mr. 1". P". Pitts of lBrewertont
Ithe seliptor. Oi tlie fourth Sunday
lit March it was exposed to tile vienv
of tile congregat finl who were imuell
pleasedl by the artistic design and tht
generai excellence or tie vork. Rev
.1. .l. Dalllas the designer. expressed
himsell as very well pleased by tih
manner in which the design had beei
execu ted. The inscription Oil the imton
uient is as follows:
iected 1in ltoitor,
Thie Christian men and women
Friendslip Presbyterian Cihutrcii,
A. D. 1820
.. And all the faithful people,.
Who since the founding of Zion,
Have kept the Gospel light
Burning in thiis sacred place.
licl sorrow was, expressed int out
village wheni it became known thal
Mrs. Marl ENiledge of lloyd's Mill had
passed a-way during tile evelling o1
'I'itu rsday, March I Ith after a long ain
severe sickiess which was borie witrf
beautiful Christian resignation. .\lI's
Elli(lge vas a young wvonlian1 who VWs
greatl beloved by a largo circle'of
frieilds for her line, charinlitg person
ality and will le greal m3 ittissed Ly all
who had tile hontotr of ier acqu0iaint
ance . Before marriage she was .\liss
'lily Dodson of l)ona his it which vil
lage she was well known and es
teemed. Tlt funeral of tie deceased
Itly took place at noon Friday mt
Quaker churc'hi cemetery an(] was at
tended by a large concourse of sor*
rowing relatIVCs and friends. F'unerlal
services were conducted at tle clhui rch
antd grave by tle young lady's pastor.
Rhev. .1. M. iallas. Much smtathy is
feIt for ler husband, and also for her
father, brother alnd sisters, of the old
I ho(e it Dontalds.
.\rs. Chlud Pinson, onet(f our11 po
tilar young matrons ls at present or
visit, to l l arents it iaur'ens.
Ouns ('Cesteemed105 ostaster' .\i. .1. I..
of our1 citizents.
('0'TT'ON F' litis~ M 4)Ni).\V.'
Ablouit fority hale is of cottoin were'
thanliaged 1by fi re 4)n the4 idatI form) of the
P'litrmers War'e l louse (omtpianyv .\lit
day afterniooni. 'T'he laze'i wasl. oi unl
kniown' rigini, buiit is supposed('4 to lhavue
beenl slpr('ad froml lime si trted by ivsomei
(ildriient playintg it thle grass nteai'by.
'T'he tile dlepart it inelt gt~ oni the sc4'e
ini a f'ew intites afteri Ithe alarmi was
sounded('l and by3 lpromptt a('t ion kept
thc blaz'e friomn tr'avelling furlther. IThe
uisuia Il percentl age of itsutranct4e was
l'The depiar'tmlent,'i anlled ouit the
samne day to cxrtinguish a simall blaze
it t he home1) of .\lris. Geo. Y'oun1g, on
little (damtage donte ther(e.
Thte pr'elit)ittary3 dhelamtatloln coiu
lest to select conttestants for the coun
ty fair will lbe hteld at the Trintity
Ridge school house Friday eveinig,
Mlarch 26th, beginnting at 8 o'clock.
VTe public Is invited to attendl.
.Buys New Maxwell.
Among athe recent sales made b~y thec
Laurena -Motor Car Company was ai
Maxswell roadster to Mr. "Tuck'
Blrooks, of the Eden section. An oldet
IModel Maxwell was taken in the trade
Announces Stoppipg Trade
to and From Germany
SIGNED BY KING
k Itoiiners PelitIte Teris Under
WhIleh She Expect-s to Iold Ship.
ping Avay fron Neighbor. 1111
Pay tfor Goods Seizedl I'ni*ess Con.
traii4I. Austria amid Turkey Not;
1,-ondon, Alarchk 1..-Great, Britainl
inade known to the (world today in a,
forilal proclaial.iol signed in voluna
MIl by tle king and issued fronH'llick
ingham palace, how she proposes to
cover the artories o~ sea commerce to
an( fio Ge rnany dtiing tile war.
The telll ."blockade' 'is not used,
and hi be 110 pr0 1(ed area Is detined.
Nevertheless, the text of the or(er
inakes plain 1ngland's pirpose to pre-.
Vent Commiodities of aily kind froi
reaching or leaving (erimany during
lBritish olieials lonight. Iralkly
('alled tihe( movemliet. a blochkade, the
foreign oflice describing it as all ef
fective blockad e, diffeiriing from the
'ffective blockades of history oily inl
that the property Seized will not b)
Coil fiscated oultright, but Sold, '110
proceedls eveilnally going to tile own
The last clause of the proclamation
'oitaiils ile proposal most interest
Ing to ieiltrals. This is a. flat agree
ment to life the "blockade" in easo
a',y niation will certify that the lships
fying its flag shall not carry goods to
'erilany or goods oiginating therein
-)I' goods belonging to the subjects .
h. Gerinall illpirle. It is notalel that
.hw order deflires n1o intention to cap
tlr ships proceeding to and fromn tho
(olntries of Germany's allies, Aus
tria and Tukey, the reasol beilling, no1
do(blt, hait the ieasulre Is avowedly
a reprisal~ against Gerimiany's subma.
A (Greatf Ilebafe.
The suiffra"g debat el e iat Cho
graded school auditori lridav ev
eniing prov. a1 very intelestiing n111d nli
ter;tainin1g onle, the debanters handling
their arguments vith skill and ability.
The fillery was "6 Resolved that 'om1en.
should be givenl the right to vote In
South Carolina." The aflirm-Ilative was
ulipleld by Nl essrs. well, ()' I tho
Watts lills school, and Robison, of'
the Ora school. ''lle etie was
11hl1d by Messrs. Wilson, of the Gray
Cor-Ow in gs School, and Sullivan,
'cillty sulperilintendent Iof odteat lon.
The deisioln w,,.s ril1edeled inl favor
'f th nii' ega tive.
.Mr. Minl Hionored.
31r. N. I.11. t Dilwas niamed'( as i'\cei.,
iv4 g)milnitteeltnaa ''rom1 South11 ('iro-.
na: lii the Southerni 8ettleinent amit
be)lopmentIl~fl Or)iganization at118 its 'onl
vet'ion~l held( in llaililimore last week,
th l meiIet ing ini th liit111imore Shin. Mi'.
Di;al was unlei to at tend( the mneet
lng but stated yesterday that1 lhe was
ini symlpathiy with the vailuable workI
the orgain ization1 is dloing.
Stor'e lurned1 at ltirksdale.
'The st or1 oIf Mlr. . A. Tlodld, at
Itarksle5liI Station, was comlete~ily de..
Strloyed a bout Iwo o'clock yester'iday
moin~l g. Thie loss was ablouat 81I,(000
wih insu rancie of $r100. The c'aiuse 0of
th lfl ire Is unkn(11own1l. Thei friends1 of'
Teachlers MU St urday3.
The 11111tly 1me1leting1 of the ('ohunty
t eaciheris associat ion was bld1! inhe
Ighradeid school au'idltoriumn Saltur d y
minii 1g. 'h e lmeltInug was a' very~
illte rest Ing a nd heul one. (II' .\m(ong
othle)' thin gs (1011e, the t eachirs went'Pi
(01 rec(ord as favolrig thie ad(lian.
of comlsory~H0'3 5chool at tendanc(e in
Tseapied fromt Jail.
V. A. Rloss, who plend guilty3 ini gen
cial sessions court last week to tho
char'ge of nonl-Hupplort or h11s faimlly
and( gIven a senltenee of one year, (es
caped from the jail Wednesday nlight.
lHe had been sent dOWn to get an arnm.
ful of wood, when he dIeelded to make
his geta~way. At last reports, he had
not. beeni captured.