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XXXI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1915. NUmIsER 9
FARMERS TO GATlItR
Much Interest Being Dis
played in the Meeting
ARE TO BE HERE
The Reeting in the Interest of Live
Stock Production Is Expected to
Draw a Large Crowd of Interested
Farmers to the City Saturday.
Indications point toward a large
and enthusiastic meeting of farmers
here Saturday when Mr. W. W. Long,
of the Extension Division of Clemson
College, will be present to deliver an
address. The meeting will probably
be presided over by the county farm
demonstrator, Mr. John iD. 1W. Watts.
Addresses will also be made by citi
k.Mns of this county and by the experts
who will accompany Air. Long to the
city. An invitation has been sent to
Prof. C. I]. Spencer of Clinton, to
come up and give his impression of
his recent visit with other Clinton
lople to the Cherry alfalfa farms at
lUnless the crowd is so large that
the building will not hol( the people,
the meeting will be held in the court
house and will be called to order at
Since Ihe meeting held week before
last when this larger meeting was de
cided upon, Mr. N. 11. Dial has written
to Mr. Lang making a request
that several of the live stock experts
be alloWed to remain in the county
for some time giving instructions on
various phiases of the live stock busi
ness. In reply to this request Mr.
Dial received the follcNing letter sev
eral days ago:
"Mr. N. 13. Dial,
"Laurens, S. C.
"Dear Mr. Dial:
"When we visit Laurens I will have
our live stock man to remain in the
county a sufflcient length of time to
outline the establishment of hog pas
tures find arranging for the feed of
some beef cattle with the small farm
er under oui! supeiv'ision.
"Very truly yours, '.
.* "W. W. Long,
"Extension Division of
"Sept. 15, 1015, , "Clemson College"
In additilo 1i the dsisdssion of live
stock, th1e question of cooperativq
Tnarketing will be discussed. The
committee appointed to canvas the
city with the object in view of esti
mating the local consumption of farm
products will make a report and some
action will probabl3 be taken to pro
vide a plan for disposing of surplus
Since Saturday is a day on which
so many people can conveniently
leave their farms, it is hoped and ex
pected that every one who possibly
can wvill attend the meeting.
(G'ocerymen of the ('113' .gree to Ob
serve Eatrly ('losing lhours Durbre
Th'le grocery merchants of the city
have taken ainot her si ep fortwamird In
thle way of observing earl Ier closaing
hiouirs duiing the winier montIhs. IIlore
t ofore the earfly (closing~ hours~ havl'
'on3'ly''i honbserved dirig thle sumi
iOe' inoths, the stores5 remaining op
('. inm w'.inter' juist so long as the pro
l:ictors thoughm',li. fit Amietil ion wa's
ciricula ted amlon g threm seve ra l d3's
'o, however, wihichi proviiles for (los
Iing at 7 o'cl ock allI dui]ng I le winiter.
ummtIhs. Six o'clock is the closi na
hou r In stinmmer t imen and this liour
is obtservedl by all of thle lbuisine's ('s
tabi hihments1W . Th'e fol lowving is the
l''Ition whlleh was circulated with a
h aW of the signers:
WVe the undersigned hereby agree to
(1ose ouriI stores at sevenm o'gl1ock (P.
M., from September 20th tint il April
1 5th, 1916it, Saturd~ay's andl salesdays
Fowler & Owens, A. L. Mahall'ey, .1.
A. Franks, Ilunter Bros., Owings &
Owings, J. H. Sullivan, J. M. Philpot,
TIodid-Simpson & Co., Cash Grovery
Store, J. C. Shell & Co., Kennedy
Mr. J. Q. Mahaffoy, a prominent
lawyer of Texarkana, Tex., is visiting
his unle, Mr. H, 3.')hffey, and
TitlED IN COuRT
Court Adjourned Friday Eveing After
a Week of Arduous Labor.
'Tlie court of general sessions ad
journed Friday evening after a week
of arduous labor. A great many cascs
Were disposed of during the session,
though the docket. was not entirely
cleared. The trial of Wil .G. and
John Martin, charged with the murder
of .1ohn K. McPherson, which was to
be called Wednesday was postponed
until the next terni of court because
of the illness of \Vi. G. 'Martin's wife,
a material witness in the case. The
following cases were disposed of In
addition to those made note of in the
last issue of this paper:
Collier Barksdale, assault and bat
tery, not guilty.
* W. T. Crews, former magistrate,
failure to make a proper accounting
of county funds, guilty, sentence of
six months and $300, suspended for
thirty days to allow defendant to raise
the fine, on payment of which the term
of iiiiprisonmflent to be suspended.
Watts Irby, 30 days for carrying
Sam McGowan, assault and battery,
Gary Wells, assault and battery,
.James Gaddy, violation of dispen
sary law; not guilty.
13en 11111, guilty of larceny, IS
John Bryson, assault and battery
with intent to kill, guilty, six months
Allen Caldwell, assault and battery,
tried in absence, scaled sentence.
Willis Nance, assault and battery,
Mlaggie Iludgens, murder, not guilty.
Ike Johnson, obtaining goods under
false pretenses, mistrial and case later
Ben Johnson, larceny of bicycle,
guilty, one year.
Robert Cato, non-support of family,
guilty, 9 months or $100.
Frank Riley, violation of dispensary
law, guilty, $100 or 3 months, sentence
suspeided during good behavior on
payment of $25.
Gary Long, house breaking and lar
ceny, one year.
Final Presentment of Grand Jury.
The following presentment was
made by the grand Jury, J. W. Wells,
foreman: *rn .-..
To the Presiding Judge,
We Itave passed on all bills hand-'
ed ti by the Solicitor and have re
turned same. . 4 ' - . . .
'We herewith preseit the annual ro-|
port, of the Board of County Coimmis
sioners which was submitted to 11s,
and in connection with this report we
submit a petition fron citizens of
Dials Township which vas submitted
to us and we recommend that it have
the immedlate attention of the Coun
We report the roads and bridges
of the county at large as only In fali
condlition; some being in good rep~air'
andc some being in b~ad condition andl
in need of immediate at tentilon.
We recommend that the sutpervisoir
look closely after the work of the
chain gang on the roadls anid see t hat
ther lper sons in chiarige exercise better
judlgment in wvorking the roadls in the
We recommend that the siuper'visor
frin ish thle otflcers of the County Fair
asoition thle latbor of' tn coniv iets
fori -a rhiy', orI mtored if neQ(cesar1y, t) do)
We have' ispieeted te Cot nily I 'arm
onthe yehomasW .\eoml. u Shw le andth
heolumend011)0( b thim he dicn t ied
afer eec drisnth cromingasbeanr
WVe have Inspected the conty l'oir
and year.We rcomm n thatecoe
houaies movped bynthe. inate and
remend thatn ther bein eraslon,
the scrien lto bidn conpaenient for
thei stoang of pountyle ,gn s
WVe raeommndpethat the count y jael
egaton the woenebualdingmbn re
creommnd aproationere be ereced for
the imrement ofa the calon rtydl
eto inv teaGnea tebly o te
NE WI DiRIECTORS ELECTE).
P'llIetto Ilank Stockholders Hold Iml
portant. 3 Sefin turday.
A meeting of stockholders of the
PaImetto lank was held In the bank
othee Saturday at which 181 shares
were represented by proxy and J151
iII person. Dr. W. 1). Ferguson was
elected chairman and C. ). Aloseley
secretary and treasurer. .1. G. Ow
ings and It. T. Dunlap were aplpointcd
a committee on stocks and proxies.
The president's report was read and
receivcd as information, after which
the election of directors was gone, in
to. Dr. W. ). Ferguson, .1. S. Craig
and Rt. B. Terry were elected as new
members of the directorate and the
following old mem-bers were reelect
ed: J. J. Pluss, J. C. Owings,'Claience
Cunningham, It. B. Bell, T. F. Babb,
R1. T. Dunlap, J. A. P. Moore and W.
Following the meeting of stockhold
ers, the directors met with tile follow
ing present: J. J. Pluss, J. C. Owings,
Clarence Cunningham, R. B. Bell, T.
F. Babb, I. T. Dunlap, .T. A. P. Moore,
W. ). Ferguson and R. 13. Terry. 'ihe
election of officers being the only
business before the meeting, the fol
lowing were elected: J. J. Pluss, pres
ident; R. B. Terry, Cashier; Chas. F.
Fleming, bookkecper; .1. C. Owings,
Dr. Shands Not Improvinw.
The many friends of liir. W. A.
Shands, of Clinton, in the county and
state will be grieved to learn that, Ills
condition hlas not improved since his
return from the hospital at Richmond,
in .une. Although the gallant old
Confederate soldier is making a brave
fight against a ravenous foe tile con
test is anl uneven one and much fear
is entertained for his cominpte recov
Cry. Inqluiries as to his condition
pour' in and many of his old comrades
and friends have called to see hf1im but
his condition is such that visitors are
not admitted to his room.
county officers and find them accur
ately and neatly kept.
We desire to put ourselves on ree
ord as endorsing heartily the move
ment in- favor of compulsory educa
tion; and we also endorse the propo
sition of formation of night schools
for adults, and congratulate those
who so successfully conducted them
in Youngs Township during the past
session of the public schools.
We find that no provision was made
in the act authoriisng cicet ion Q[
lchool trustees for tile payment of
.ilis .for nccesary advertising and we
rPecomflmend that the Gneral Assem
bfy in1aku provision in tile next Suimly
).I'll for ayiyent of same.
We recomhiend that the general As
s'embly reduce the rural police force
of this county to three policemen andl
each policeman be reqiuircd to have
telephones in his residence.
We recommend that the benches in
the main court room be enamelled, its
the present condition of the benches is
such that the clothing of persons uts
ing them is ruIined by the paint. We
also r'ecomndil't~ that chairis lbe put'
chased in sufiicient niubers for the
use of the Jurties.
It has bieen repiorl ed that'111 numbes
of mot or vehaic les ini out'r'~ couty are4
belig opera':tted in violationi of law,
soile not. blin g nlumbleried, and14 some5
being opera'?tedl at niighit withliut pro
j.Cr lighti s. Wec re(ommniht t hei4 is ~
of' lie law look closeiy into) this mati
cer 11nd see t hat t he Ilaw~ is ohs. tve..
he hieli i1ven its ini th~e performanel('
olf (lil d11 ie anad f'm' the tmany ('omit
tceles( extendeld to uts.
Stmnt and51 me1111(1 ntinedI ther'ein iiwaS
fromt about foty cit i'z.ns of Dials
town'isiIp protesting agaIist t he ((on
dit ion of' the r'oadl from thle Putnam
pilace neat' Gray Cout b ly thle home 0of
Mr'. IHigh Wallace. Th'le petit in was
accomp lantied by iphotogria pbs showinmg
the condition of this thor'oughfar'e.
Tlhi" follIow!tmg new jurors w'ere
drawn to iIerve duinig 1916 withi
twelve holdovers from tIs year's
jur'y: ,John Ii. Nance, G. C. Young, T. .
Cooper, M. WV. Grtay, E. H. Moore and
W. E. Pitts.
Mrs. J. W. Henderson is spending
several days in Greenville visiting
Mar. and Mrs. 3. C. Henderson, hay
ing been called to the bedside of the
latter who has been sick.
(INTON COLIAGEU OPENS.
Large Att'le(dance upon Presbyterian
College wh'en lDoors Opened Last
Clinton, Sept 17.-'he Presbyterian
'ollege of Soutli Carolina ol;enecd its
door yest erday for- the beginning
of the 5th annu:il session. When the
exerciscs begani wIIlh President Molg
las presiding the old and new stu
dents, together with a large number
of friends, patrons and alumni march
ed into the auditorium whero the
work for the coming session was
formally begun under the most pro
pitiouis Circumstances. The enroll
ment today is believed to be larger
than on any other previous openjing
day In the history of the Institution.
)r. Douglas extended to the stu
dent body words of welcome as well
as counsel, charging them to uph1old
the traditions of the college and of
the town In which it Is located. The
professors spoke of the courses of
study an(d briefly outlined the work
of the coming year. Regular class
work was announced for tomorrow.
While the opening was a formal event
the exercises were Very impressive
and delightful. In speaking of the stu
dent body Dr. Douglas said that the
new freshman class was probably the
largest in the history of the colloge
1111d that more students are expected,
to register within the next few days.
For the opening everythling about
the campus had been Put In splendid
Condition. .\luch painting and repair
work had been carried on (ring the
summer, so that the Incoming itu
dents found everything looking fresh
:nd vcomfortalie. Th1e living depiart
ments of the young men had been
made as comfortable and attractive
as pos;silble. Special attention Has also
been given the campu1s.
There is one new addition to tI e
faculty, Prof. Bailey, who relieves
Prof. Cartledge for this year in or
der that the latter may )rsuc fur
ther work at the University of Chicago
Profs. Martin, Spencer, Woodworth,
Graham, Brimm, Kennedy, Bean and
McLaughlin are again connected with
the faculty, holding the same depart
iments they had last year.
The outlook for the year's work is
very bright and the president of the
institution expressed himself as well
pleased and gratified over the opln-.
ing. The faculty is confident that the
year will be one of, if not the most
useful in tie history of the institution.
OFF TO COLL EGE .
LaurIens Wi: he Well IRepre''sented at
the Vasrious CollelfeS 'lis Year.
With one or t.wo exceptions all of
the young ladios and gentlemen who
will attend college this year have left.
for their respective colleges. The fol
lowIng if a complete list of those wvho
have gone or Who Wi'l leave withini
the next few days:
Winthurop.-\isses \Mary Wilkes, Re
heren C'lark, Ruth & M.\lelister, .1 ulia
I tend~erson. M\aie I 4angs in, \ary
Pecton, Elizabeth .\os-eley, Gussie
.\liller, Nannic M\ay \\illiams, M\ary
1: tt Sullivan and .\ap- Slullivanl.
121iker) Col i li Up Ius es
Queen~I.:s Coln' \ise I\ey \'anle
pot, Clay Tayloarn n
lIWfr<a--idWl \Mso4 jh oeydOi l::i fI,
(l le iar .
i -iIe'sy and' Sr~ -.o(. (.i
I'al ' Yae ~ s Viro'nli.
SAndes- Le eeand \ nD ilr
harman-Tom OwuensM. hi
Presbyt, erin Cllege-Farnk Phi
CIans, Duh lhal.grDai
Ctadeely, lC adeBoleJhnD. F
For 3 any levrs a Practiit- i'hysi.
ciln In tMe Shiloh Setin and IP-om-l
inenit in i u11e111 A (fairs.
Dr. .lolh Stevens \olIff, for many
years a racllicing piysician or the
Sh1ilohl sectionl an1d a prominent figure.(
In Collily polilies at va riouis Limes,
klield at his home on Chestnat ut.rect
in this city Saturday morning follow
ing it protracted Illness. Ills death
was due in large measure to a com
l'lication of diseases incident to ad
The funeral services were held at
Ci:estnut Ridge church Sunday morn
ing being conducted by Rev. .1. R. T.
Major, to whoi he had become close
ly attached in his declining days, as
sisted by IRev. T.\ W. Mulnnerlyn. pas
tor of Shiloh Methodist church, of
which lie Iad been a member and of
fleer until lie moved to this city sev
cial years ago. The funeral was
largely attended, his numerous friends
coming from every section of the
cunty to pa1y a last tribute. Tim in
terment was in the cemetery nearby.
The following acted as pall-hearers:
Active, .1. II. Wolff, Geo. F. Wolff, C.
.1. Wolff, It. L. Wolff, T. 11. WVolff, 13.
Al. Wolff; lioiorairy, Dr. W. II. Dial,
Dr. It. I. lliugles, Dr. W. ). Fer'gusoi,
-ldge It. C. Watts, .iaj. W. A. Watts,
Dr. A. .1. Christo ph er, W. 1). Mahaffey,
L'. S. iolt, .1. W. Todd, Ii. S. Wallace,
W. L'. Gray, 0. G. Tlompso:;.
Dr. WVolff was in the Sth year of
hiis age. lii was born in Shiloh see
ti on and lived the greater part of his
life there, labloring lalolg the sick
L(I aillicted and ministeting to their
\% ants. i ly in life le married. Miss
Bettle It. lludgen s :anid she, with six
Sons and five dlaugh ters, survive him,
besides IS grandchildren and 1:3 great -
I-randchildlin. The sons and (ldaugh
terz are as follows: \Irs. .1. T. Crews.
Mrs. W. T. Crews, It. L. Wolff, and Ht.
M. Wolff, of this city; Mrs. Calhoun
Wallace, Mrs. .1. L. Powers, .John If.
Wolff, George F. Wolff and Chas. Mi.
'Wolff, of the Shiloh section, Mrs. N.
K. Dolt, of Greenville, and Thios. It.
Wolff, of Lanford. Four years ago Dr.
Wolff moved to the city to live wi
his son, Mr. B. 'M. Wolff.
Dr. Wolff received his literary aind
medical education in ('harleston and
Philadelphia. Ile was a man of strong
intellect and wielded a wide influence
In tile coulnty during his earlicr days.
In 1892 he was elected to the 1legisla
fuire and again in 180.1, serving the
two terms with great ceredit. Por
imlany years his home was a social
Center for the young people of thei
commn~yand heyoften gathe1red
tllere to n('hloy his and his wife's splen
dic hosidtality. IDr. Wolff was a
staunc'h member of the chuirch and al
ways took a great ideal of interest in
its affairs. Ills death will be marked
a great loss in many homes wherl: he
was reilelmhered for his kindly inin
istriat ions w hilec a Ilract icing phy13sician
( "ass 'i(netory' toi Heopen.
A*'lbert IlIlal, secretary3 and treni'ur
er ofl the l.nnrens Glass Work'ls. stat
Cli yesterday~i that1 tihe fires wold be1
Ylmat ihil of' botlet wvould beai
a in in about ten day s. Var'ious.- lr
n'aded' ed-ing thle sama 'pt'hn pnelV a
1h: 15n l'eoe andce- tio bemaiverntil
on a hi('l stand'ard' of ili ieen . t '' aome
aod the lnaiv'10et havf buies n ei
vthecy of the e u'nul )0)eri last
and dotessnine tewl eeven aore
~'i helcomte eon eirtn.
Greeod 1iirs ('omliei'
expmctusin cthe titleThriff's of
c':c Modayc and illndreman uol~'ni
2:0 dl'clotk The y waill~i nigh hrovein
'i wt he lresto Bhpedmoon, an
anthe nerooThilfbinwas The
vsit of ath GrIieenoved gamse ofs
ard. doutinsis thatil bivenon
war selce. osot onetereturn.
aJ32 pistnlam, the taigerffect in
a i11uy the auda ight befor.
141ER R[UIJRNS PROVE
State Goes Dry by Over
IN WET COLUMN
('harleston and llorehiester countes
are the Only To Counties tihat VoWe
for Old System. Rlichliand ('ounty
Proses i (irent -srpirise by Voting
Later returns from the election held
last. Tuesday did iot ma-r ally
change the resuIlt as indicated Ly the
earlier figures Which sJwed a ma
jority of abouit 20,000 for Statevwido
prohibition as; opposed to county of)
The last figilres VI'e. a total of :5,
117 for prohibition and 1 5,09 an&inst
it, a majority of 20,358.
In this county the vote went ahoit
foilr to one for prohibit Ion, tlie only
preiniIIets going in the whiskey coluln,
being Clinton and laydla cotton niills,
.\it. Pleasant and Goldville . Tih roI
lowing is the official vote (or an(d
Cooks Store .. ..1...... ..: t
TipI To p .. .1..3. . .; i
lopewell . 2..............' 19
Watrlvioo ........ .. ..o t6
"tewarts Store .. .. .. ....2 21.
Gray Court .. ..........7.70
Woodvile.. .. .. ..5.. .. 8
Lallgstoln.. .......... ...5 3o
Ora .. ................. 3o
Clintoi .... ...... .. ..2(' 1:2
LanforA .. ........ .. .. 1 26
Prinecton ....7........... 37
Dials ................G. 23
Watts Mill .......... .38 49
Pleasant Mound........ .. . 29
Clinton Mills ........ ..35 10
Daniels Store........ ..7
Grays Store ..........1..12 19
Renno ..............1 20
Tumbling Shoals .....1....1 .10
Cross Hill ...... .12 57
Shilol .. .. .......... .. . 30
Youngs Store ..........13 26
Power ................10 GG
.\euntville ...... .......10 8s
(oldville ..V...... ...... 17
Mt. Pleasant ..........2C 20
Laurens Mill ..1........31 37
Poplar Spring ..1..0......1 51
Laurens ..............2t 812
Lydia ................8 6
Total ..............7 1122
Only two counties apipear :() .:IVe
gone against. Stafewide roiiti
Charleston, which gave a tremenous
percentage in favor of the rettlio f.n of
the presen t system, and 0iorche. .ter,
which finally has given a snall ma
jority against Statewide prohihition.
All the other dIspensary (oulnt ies
vot ed for St atew ide prohl ibitioln, ser
0ra1 by sw~eepjing maO.joit ies, nd all
the dry counties wvent. in favor of a
Stewide law, the oly ones in1 0 bich
thle conitest. was inl anyI way' ('. ihe
ing 1llrry. Whlere prohibti n al > a
slight mlajority, an~d lhiely, ar
the vote appear'0 s too sl ight to loiunt
fo in oh.
In1 all, thle vote prob2iiy w 1 t
thlan~ 1ha1 the vote' ill thle IDen~o I
The~ tivo. by conilollo Ii~w
*A\ ien.. .........1!
Anderson .. .. ..... 1''
*..rw.l...... 517 71l
* I:ruot.. .......l.
iter'keley .. ....... s
*C'alhboun ...I.. t'6i :
Cherok ee... .. .. . . .157 2;
Chester............. I7 I~u
(hestr;eld........ 83 '
(Cl1rendon 01.. ........121 1l16
Daj rlingin . .. . ...914' -149
Dlillon ... ........403 1 8.1.
*Dorcehester.. .....430 4181.
F'airfleld . ... .. 9198
*Foec 1274 264
*Georgetown ........245r 10:
Gireenlville .. .......1790' 940
Greenwood ........1088 19).
(Continued on1 Page Five).