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VOLUE XXXI, LAURSNS, SOUTH CAROLIA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8,1915. NUMBER 20
Governor Manning Studying
pense with the Idea 4
Larger Every Year.,
Columbia, Dec. 5.-Serious atten
tion is being given by Governor Rich
ard I. Manning to the public approp'ri
ation and he is studying the various
items of expq)lse to see where the
pruning knife can be applied. He h'as
already stated that he wants the ap
propriations kept down to the- very
lowest possible figure, .and it is be
lieved that the Chief Executive will
make vigorous recommendations in
his annual message on the matter of
The appropriation bill of the last
session carried $2,463,759.82, the great
est in the history of the State. The
State levy for the purpose of raising
the money to meet the appropriations
was seven mills this year, as against
six mills for 1914.
The appropriation bill for 1914 car
ried $2,146,253.04 and a levy of six
mills. The extra session of the Gen
eral Assembly in the fall of 1914 ap
proprinted $125,888.42, which made the
total for that year the last year of
the administration of Governor Bilease,
$2,272,1,41.46. The appropriation bill
for 1915, the first year of the adininis
tration of Governor Manning, carried
an increase of $191,618.36 more than
the total of the appropriations under
the last year of the administration of
Governor Blease. This increase came
through tfe appropriation of $150,000
for the improvement of the State
Hospital for the Insane and the in
creased pensions for tonfederate Vet
erans. A levy of one-half mill was
made to raise the money for the Asy
Ch~iti wa~s gifts of I'1Iosieri
hevoie So uiivers al that, it
quite proper to Select lice l
for whom1 oie pleases and
sured of )leasin.,g the recipk
Hose of (111111ity, all pure10 sil
Boot Silk Hose, extra qualit
black and white .... ...
Lisle Hose, soft and comfort
for .... .... .... .. ...
Children's Hose, good qualii
41-2 to 91-2 at. .10 a
Are a standard gift, always
ing, always satisfactory.
amount can1 1)0 invested in
and from simpfle1 remnembra r
expensive gifts, gloves arec
Best quality imported Frilw
Kid GloveS, iln asorted a
ors, per pAf -..-. . .. '
Good qu1aity k(ia dios, ii
sorw talen '..........
Nainsook Gowns11, stamp 1ed r<
quality of Nainsook, for,
Stamped Emnb. Piees~ in ei
.for .... ......... ....
Mfake useful gifts, pure Alu
for only .... .... .... .
For the entire family, our si
by our store, but conme in
Nashua Woolnap Blankets
checks, 60 x76, good heav~
All wool Keystone Blank<
checks 68x82, wvel1 worth y
per pair .... .... ....
Suit Sale Thurs. Fr
I BILL LOOMS LARGE
Varions Items of State Ex
>f Using the Pruning Knife
Appropriation Bill grows
lum, and the idea is to keep this up
for five years until a total of $750,000
is raised for this purpose.
One of the Big Fights.
One of the big fights every summer
before the elections is the size of the
appropriations for the State colleges.
This sum reached the past year the
total of $407,415.75, not Including
Clemson College, which realizes from
the fertilizer tag tax under normal
conditions about $260,000 each year,
which runs the amount spent on the
State colleges up to $700,000. The fer
tilizer tag tax was off last year and
(he legislature authorized the State to
borrow about $87,500 and loan it to
If the (jrequests of the State institu
tions are granted this year for addi
tional appropriations this item alon"
will go to nearly $1,000,000. Winthrop
College is going to ask for $100,000 for
a new dormitory. The University will
ask for $10,000 for a law building and
probably fo I more improvements. lRe
quests always come from other of the
State colleges for increased approrpri
ations for imrovements.
The appropriations In the last ap
propriation bill for the State colleges
were: University of South Carolina,
$101,161.44; Winthrop, $156,249.32;
Citadel $38,500; Cedar Springs, $59,
600; State Negro College, $15,600.
If the fertilizer tag tax does not pro
duce enough revenue Cleinson College
will certainly have to ask for direct
appropriations to meet the expenses.
Whether they will "make such a re
.ble The wh<
.5 smoothly thr
a .15 brush elbows
- dise. You p
Any Men and Bo
csto Trhoechoice of prost'h1
Llway's menI folka is lsv1ays di
lmited, b5ut it is always
giv~e thlings of necessity
ties, collars, socks and c
arc most acceptable. The
.1.~50 1)e found inl largeaso
s- our Men's Furnishing De
.1.00 , Special lot Silk Neckwei
a dy for embroiderinag, good
........ ......... .50 and .75
ivelopes, Richardson Brand
.... ......... .... .25 and .50
rakan fox, very stylish now,
... .... .........1.50 and 2.50
ock is complete. Don't shioo
and buy a pair.
in large AmoslA
y quality 2.25G
bur money, - Plain SI
.... ... .O Neat Stl
i, and Sat. Neat' CI
(uest for this year is not yet known.
Just a few years ago the appropria
tion bill of the State was just $1,000,
00. It has now reached $2,500,000 and
indications are that all the efforts of
the Gnvernor will not be able to keep
it from going higher. As a matter of
fact, one legislator said this morning
that the $3,000,000 mark might be
reached earlier than expected. When
this happens the State levy will jump
to ten mills.
Sending Out Blanks.
Comptroller Gen. Calton W. Sawyer
w-is busy today sending out blanks to
the various State officials and public
institutions for their estimates of
what they will need for 1916. lIe will
compile these requests in the form of
a budget sheet and present it to the
House ways and means committee to
assist them In making up the appro
piiation bill. It was estimated here
today that all the requests will total
close to $3,000,000.
Th1er Is a general Impression
among officials who are posted that
when the State tax commission gets
through equalizing property assess
ments that tle State levy can be low
ered even though the size of the ap
propriation bill is increased. The idea
of the commission is to get all, pro
l)erty paying its just share of the tax
es. The Govenior may have something
of Interest to say along this line in
his annual message to the general as
The %.'ork of framing the revenue
measure will fall on Chairman .1. T.
liles and his compatriots of the ways
and means committee of the House,
and when the body is through Chair
man Neils Christensen and his asso
elates of the finance committee of the
Senate will pass on every item.
Just where or how the appropria
tion bill can be reduced is what Gov
ernor Manning is now considering.
W. F. Caldwell.
The Store of
>le store is arranged for
ough aisles as wide and
i with pleasant people.
ay only the fairest price
icter of everything you I
y LET US
s~ for the ---that you shop e
tressingly early in the week
safe to month---for the f
,such as ---you will find mt
ven shirts ---you will find me
~se can all ---more ease of ei
twents in ---more time for c
partment. ---better arranged
r...50 ---more complete
Suit Sale Extra
day, Friday ~
Women 's Sample Suits, markt1(
worth morne, to go on sale fo
An extrao(rdinary sale of one 01
manufacturers. Each season
samples, at a reemrkable pr
sale coming just at a time w
use of these gatrments. A tt<
eag - Cotton
inghams - Su
iades Woven a
* TYLERSVILLE NEWS.
Tylersville, Dec. 6.-Rev. J. F. Ja
cobs of Clinton delivered a very inter
esting sermon at Sandy Springs Sun
Miss Grace Poole spent Saturday in
Mr. Hugh Donnan of Clinton spent
Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Donnan.
Misses Mabel Blume and Lilie Peter
son attended the teachers meeting in
Mr. T. P. Poole spent Friday in Clin
Mrs. J. W. Donnan spent several
days last week in Columbia as the
guest of her daughter, Miss Janie
Mi-. Claude Cooper of Whitmire at
tended the funeral of little Marion
Cooper which was held at Langston
church Sunday morning.
Miss Annie Lou Little and brother
George, attended services at Sandy
Springs Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Joshua C. Poole spent Sunday
Mr. G. F. Pulley was in Laurens on
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Poole visited Mrs.
Poole's mother near Mlartin's Cross
Roads Sunday afternoon.
A Big One.
"Italy, thoug-h always clashing with
Austria, is still preserving her neu
trality." "Yes, and doing her preserv
ing like a housekeeper." "How's
that?" "In a jar."
Parrots seize objects with the left
claw by preference or exclusively, and
they have been found to make a read.
ier use of the left claw for climbing
than the right.
ping is Safe an
your comfort. The c
free as we can make t
You select from the best
You are absolutely s
ary in the day
---and early in the A saile<
ollowing reasons: pre-(tty pla
re attentive service thne
ress and ingress -this was
merchandise samle Cc
~d up to $19.50. They ar-e
r ......... ..........10.00
the largest N. Y. garment
we purchase their line of
ice C~ccsion. This great
hen you can make the best
md this sale--Comne early.
nd Colors: Blue
id to 'BlacI
to Woolens her'd
rwo MEN KILLED
IN MOTOR WRECK
Ash1by Ilavenport and W. C. Switten
burg Dend. 3InchIine Crashes Into
Seibourd Freight at Early Hour of
(ColumbIa State Sunday.)
Two men were killed shortly before
3 o'clock this morning when the au
tomobile in which they were driving
struck a freight train of the Seaboard
Air Line railway at the crossing at
Elnwood avenue and Wayne street.
The (lead are Ashby W. Davenport,
agent for the Atlantic Life Insurance
company and William C. Swittenberg,
bookkeeper for .1. M. Van Metre. .1.
Frank Falls, representative of the
Scoleld Auto Music company, the
third occupant of lie car, escaped
with slight injuries.
The three young men, who lived at
1126 Eliwod avenue, were driving
east oin Elmwood avenue wheii the
car struck the freight train, composed
of -10 cars, going nor1Ih. The machine
is said to have struck the train somle
live vars from the Caboose, tile long
train having almost cleared the cross
ing. 'I'le gates guarding the t ra ok at
the Crossing were demolished by tile
Mr. Swittenhurg and Mr. Davenport
were riding on the front seat of the
latter's touriig 'ar with Mr. Daven
port driving. Mir. Fall was on the
rear seat. Mr. Swittenbug was. in
stantly killed and Mr. Davenport
died a few moments after being re
moved to a hospital.
The young men had been driving
and according to the watchman at
the crossing had driven west just
before the passage of the train,
returning a few moments later to
strike the train.
The injury to Mr. Falls is regarded
The bodies of the men killed were
I li i
d Easy I
rowds pass hroi
iem. You emhi11
of mercha- ome
ure of the ].
f nlobbly Sport Coats, .I
dst, fanci(y mnixturest' withi one (
eket, all made wvith belts Pr
a spect'tia pu5cs. i end
auts $7.50 v'aluecs, v'ery emi.
... . . .... . 5.00 els,
quiality of l)omestic, each ....
Stamped Pillowv Cases, good size
each I1.... ............... ..
'Utica Pillow Cases, hemstitched,
echIi.......... .... ..... .... ..
I emlst itch'led Alohawk'l Sheets 81
initr'oductory in Laure'ns...
Utica Shee'ts, extra nice quality,
New~ Trale 1
ete Avbite with bl
Gray, qjlulity, ne
f, Shep. ~iea
Checks. Suit Sale
(rgged SOnie (istanlce by the train
but the members of the train crew
evidently knew nothing of the fatal
Dr. S. I'. Ilarnan was notilied and
was on the scene a few minutes after
the accident occurred. Ile found Mr.
Swittenberg dead and .\l Davenport
dlying and could only rush the latter
to a hospital by an ambulance, on the
scene, almost coincident with his ar
Mr. Fall last night could tell little
of tIle accident. Ile was not aware
of an Impending accident until aIp
prised by the criash that the automo
bile had strulck a train.
Coroner Scot Visited f1he crossing
last nlgllt and 1111anounliced that an in
!Iluest will be held is afternoon at -t
lr. Davenport %was a1 son of .1. 1).
il;avenport, foille.ly presidelit. of a
bank ill Newbe-rry. lr. Davenport. had
lived ill kolhinnhia about two years,
hlavlig bell I the enploy of the At
lalie ife lusuIranice company as so
Ir. Switlleberg was lbookkeeper at
.1. M. Van Ale's fInn1liture store, lie
had been In ol in i bia for about two
or IIIree years, having coine here
If lienry Foard were to invite us to
accolpally himn to IIIope, and pay
all our expe1mnss we should accept ill
the following terms: "Moved by a
deep (desire to travel, an(1 especially
to see IKurope at the present. time;
keenly awake to the opportunity to
get, a trip which otherwise we
could not afford; sincerely desirous
for peace, but possessed of the notion
that we cold (10 no1thnlug to acceler
ate Its 0o111111g. we a t your ill
vitat ion." Ien we'dI mark the tole
gram "collect" and let her go.-GIreen
'N not ne hbit t1 l. n r l oi
01f bui ngll1 your. ('hri.stimas
Iv Ifm- tha.t pur11pose.
1' S I 1s11 tl itlihod 11111
.liefs. (.1m brt(iderIvd, in at
tive olers .. .. .... .05
,(Il's Ilandkervchifs, with
-y bordeA, :3 inl a t tra tive
............. .... .. .15
Vl's 1llndkvehifIs inl
letive boxes, colored vm
dered designs, 3 ill box .15
n's li andkerchief s, neatI
roidered designls, inl vol
3 ill it box .... .. .... .25
Ii's emlibroidered Iiand
hiefs, sheer quality, eX
ite (esigns, :3 ill a box .25
n1's em1ibroidered 11and
iefs, with wide borders,
i box, on1ly. ..... .... .50
10 SOrt o? sece''I0 that makes
el grteftc'ul ,to the dlonor oIf
linen Towels, scalloped
', neaft designs, each . . .50
itched ilutck Towels, neat.
design, each ...........50
size Turk ish Bath Ti'ow
heav'y qual11ity, each . . .25
,nice e'xtra1 size, nlice
......... .... .... ...... .50
good qluality D)omestie,
....... .... .... .... .50
size 45x36, good quality
....... .... .... .... .25
90. This brland nee'ds no
.... ... ... . .. 1.00
size 81x90 ... ..... .....90
)amiask, l'6-no wide,
u10 border .... .......50
rized D)amask, extra heavy fl
It stripedl paltternl, nl
........ .... .... ....50
Thurs. Fri. ajd SJ