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VO, "Vi XXXII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1917. NUMBR 26
MANY N[ W BILLS IN
Insurance and Whiskey Im
Organisation And Other Proliminaies
'eing Completed Both Houses of
State Legislature are heady for
Much Hard Work. An Under-Cur.
rent of Politics Evident in Nearly
(By J. Rutledge McGhee)
olumbia, Jan. 13. (Special)-The
first week of the 1917 session of the
General Assembly has passed and
from indications it seems that the
present session will be a quiet one,
with only a ripple here and there to
create any great attention. The comI
plexton of the assembly shows about
eighty per cent. new material, but
frot what can be learned in advance
this material will measure up to the
average personel sent here as the
representatives of the "deer peepul,"
in former years.
Less than thirty old members were
sent back to the House while the Sen
ate side has only eleven new members
two thirds of that body being elected
each two years. Each house the past
week spent its time in getting 'the
kinks out in order to start vork in
earnest the coming six weeks. Mat
ters left over from last session were
attended to, and the decks were clear
ed for action. Several bills intro
duced the first week give something
of an indication of what will be the
discussion in this assembly. Among
these may be mentioned' the "air
tight" liquor bill by Representative
W. R. Richey, Jr., of Laurens, who
hal, introduced a tMtraight .out. .rohi
bition measure designed to prevent
shipments of liquor, wines or beer
into the state. This bill will likely
be the bone of contention, as likewise
the liquor bill of Senator ilughes, of
Union, fntroduced in the Fenate,
modifying the present gallon a month
law, so to allow shipments of sixty
flints of beer in lieu of a gallon of
whiskey. It Is likely that several
more bills will be introduced bearing
upon the liquor question. Represen
tative Toole, of Aiken, has introduc
ed a 'bill taxing soft drinks of all
kinds-coca cola, chore cola and the
Another matter of statuwide inter
est is the bill by Messrs WVhlker and
Boyd in the House to abolish the state
wathotuso system entirely. The state
warhouse system will likely come in
foi is usual share of attention a1 the.
hands of the general assembly. Jno.
L. McT aurin, in his report, submits
his resignation, and a new commis
sioner will have to be elected. It is
well known that the system has been
under fire ever since its creation by
tie special session of 1914. Those
who 01)1)0e thle system point to the
fact that in October and November of
last year there were so many ware
houses emnpty, andl that the small
farmers, and that it has not served
its purposes. Those politically in
cl ined-and imost everybody around
the state house is "politically inclin
ed", else they wvould not be repre
Renting tile pleople, also say that Mr.
Mcbaurin attempted to use lhe system
to elevate himlsolf, eor to aid his friend
or friends along that line. They state
that lisa resignation is a mlost "hlappy
one"-at the same time giving him
credit for' being a man of ability,
Others take the view that ho allowed
his zeal anld partizanship to run.away
with his judlgment. 11lls successor'
will have been elected by the time this
Jg-in print. There are several appli
cahbts for the job,
Anothler matte'r of state-wide inter
est is the state highway measure so
ably advocated last session ein...the
hoeuse by Joe Berry, of dra'ujgenurg.
T~his bill has been introqumeed agilin,
and will be foughlt to some conclusion.
It is a matter which vitally concerns
the future progress of the state, and
likely there wili be some interesting
speaking upon1 'tile mlatter. Tile
Spartanhurg delegation will intro
ducee a measure to place a million dlol
lar in 'bonds on that county for good
roads, similar to the o'ne whieb was
passod by the Greenville delegation
last session. This measure it is said
was the cause of the defeat of the
Greenville delegation, with the excep
tion of T. P. Cothran, but the mem
bers of the S'partanburg delegation
seem determined to "put it over" re
gardless of- any , political conse
quences. The bill will pass, for it has
the unanimous endo'rsement of .he
The insurance situation bids fair
to be another bone of contention
again, despite the fact that a bill
supposed to meet thu approval of the
insurance companies and the comnis
stoner has been framed and introduc
ed in both houses. It is the measure
thrashed out by the commission ap
pointed 'by the governor, which com
mission was composed Of some of the
best brains in the state. This is the
Laney-Odimn bill revised, but it now
appears that it. will have some oppo
sition, or that it will not meet with
the approval of the big insurance
companies. The chief item of con
tentioni seems to be whether or not
the state insurance commissioner or
1, commiissilon appointed shall haeve
the rbght to regulate rates, appre
hending whether rates charged are
reasonab !e or unreasonahic. The in
suanco companies seem to object to
the rates being overlooked by the
state insurance departnient. How
ever, it is likely that the revised bill
will become a law, as it is pretty wel
understood around the state capitol
that the matter has been threshed out
by those competent to do the thresh"
ing, and that the measure is one which
will remedy the insurance situation
to some extent at any rate. Senator
Nickles, of Abbeville, has introduced
a bill to amend the state constitution
so as to make the tern of the gov
ernor four years and to make the
governor ineligible to succeed him
self. The bill will very likely be
passed, as it submits the question to
the 'oters in the next general elec
tion. Another bill by Senator Nickles
would amend the constitution so as
to- provitle bientt ial sessions. . These
two measures .will come uip at an
early date, and likely will provoke
dIlscu1sion. ipartiuuiarly the onle re
lating to biennial sessions. Senator
Nickles is also joint author with iena
ior Williams. of a measure to call a
state constitutional convention.
Senator Hughes of Union, has in
troduded the two cent passenger rate
bill which has been bobbing up ev
ery session for some time. The bill
will be heard before the senate rail
road committee and also the house
railroad committee and then will go
to each house for debate. There is
no telling as to whether it will pass
Representative Neuffer of Abbe
ville, has introduced a bill modeled af
ter ,the Federal Mann White slave
act, making it a felony for anyone to
transport within the state women
for immoral purposes. Another mat
ter of state wide interest will be the
fight made on scholarships at state
colleges. The state board of educa
tion has recommended in its report
that these scholarships be abolished.
It is stated that the abolition will save
the state some $16,000.
In the House Speaker James A.
I loyt was re-elected without oppo)
'sitioin. Air. Hoyt was speaker last
yeai' and has made a record of whioh
his friends are proud. lie is an able
piresiding officer and Is very popular
wvith the members. \i'. .J. Wilson
Qibbes was re-elected clerk over HI.
C. Ulooker'. Joec A. Blerry, of Orange
burg, was elected speaker pro tem.
Speaker Hoyt announced the appoint
ments of committees 'ihursday. J.
T. Lyles, was made chairman of the
Ways and (M~eans committee, while
Jesse W. Bloyd was mtrde chiair'man
of the' Judiciary committee. These
arc the two- m'ost important commit
tees in the H-ouse. When a meniber
is applointed upon either of these
committees lie Is not appointed upon
any oilher, as kt means work of the t
hardeat kind, with a session daily at '.
ihroe in the ,,agerpoon. Appoint..
mont UDQ1olitetr6(4itteel- is con- I
sidered a Iroat:honor, .Dr. Netter -Is
chairman - f -the State' Hospital Corn- I
inittee, while Jos. Frombherg, of
Charleston,.-is chairmia nof the Rail- t
i'oad commilttee. iD. D). Moise, - of I
Sumteir, who was on the,- judiciary I
committee last year has been placed
at tho head of the Blanking and In
fiurance committee in order that he
might coinplete the insurance pro
gram. lie Was a member or the~ corn-a
mission. ann~ointnd by th. genorm..
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2, 3, 4, etc., until all of the numbers have been linked together and you
will he surprised and pleased with the result of your art work. This
picture always carries a trunk when it travels about, likes to pack that trunk
Itself and, strange to say, part of the pictutf'e plays blliards all over the world.
Now this is all you are to be told about it. (et busy with your pencil and find
ut what the puzzle is.
A FIVE DOLLAR PRIZE
The Advertiser will print nine puzzle pictures like the above during the
next nine weeks. Every boy and girl in the county is invited to ill out the
puzzle pictures as neatly and with as much artistic effect as they can. When
all the pictures h'hve been published each child who sends in the nine pictures
with a subscription to The Advertiser for one year will be entitled to com
pete for the prize. Now, of course, the child is expected to solicit the sub
scription fron some present subscriber or a new subscriber, and not pay
it himself or herself. A committee of judges will decide oil the best set of
pictures sent in.
to construct a bill to settle the in- SAD DEATH IN CROSS HILL.
iiuaiic3 iiijuton. . A. uranam is
hairmlan of the committee on Edu- Mrs. Martha Tinsley Madden Died
'ation. Capt. A. K. Sanders, of Sum- %undity Evening.
ter, is chairman of the comiuhttie of Cross Ilii, Jan. 15.-Our town has
Agricultue'. been brought to mourn the death of
These are the most important com- another good lady, the oldest and one
Inittees in the House. of the best in Cross [1111. Mrs. Martha
Tuesday is the date net for the in- Tinsley Madden who has been in fee
luguration, when both houses will ble and declining health for several
it in Joint assembly and witness the months passed quietly away Sunday
Inauguration of Gov. R. 1. Manning evening at 7:30 o'clock in the 87th
nd the state officials elected last year of her age. Her husband died
ovember. The result of the last during the war, more than 50 years
3lection was declared, in the Joint 'ago. She Is survived by her only two
ussembly Friday. Tuesday night Gov- children, Mr. W. T. Madden, with
rnor and Mrs. Manning will tender whom she has lived since the death
their annual reception to the members of her husband, and Mrs. W. M. Miller.
)f the General Assembly at the Man- Before marriage Mrs. Madden was
tion. Wednesday is the date set for Mist MaittA Tinsley of the Holly
the election of a warehouse commis- Grove section of this county. She and
tioner, superintendent of the state her son have made tis place their
penitentiary, trustees of the state home for a number of years, coming
!olleges and so forth. For warehouse here from Maddens. As already stat
3ommissioner several men are appli- ed Mrs. Madden was one of the best
ants, anong them being Breedin, of
Bennettsvllie, White, of Chester, Mc- liauet nw aigfrmn
\lhan, of Richland, and others. Foryesbena osittmmerf
muperintendent of the penitentiary,th Prsyeancuhadlaig
3ap~t. A. K. Sanders, member of the a xmlr ie h nemn
Flouse from Sumter, Joe Hluffman, ~iltk lc hsatron a
'ormr mlember from Richland coun-iet Srns o~ueelby tl
y, .J. H. Gosnell, of Spartanburg, andpstrRe..D.atlod.Ir
teveral othlers are app~llyingS.boylveAut arhsewso
Tile session will likely adjournknlatigtladgo.Nouid
rhur1sdiay. to meet the following Men- wr a cutmdt alfo
lay, inasmulch as tile general assenm-helisadsoarshu n tg
)ly 1s scheduled to go to Rlock 11111 tomntcn(ier,10evltligt
rislt Winthrop College Friday. Nextfonitlogngn1crmd.Tuh
,veek they will go to Charleston fol'r vrayesunbetmigen
The coming week will likely be adetlavsaadadvcntlaC
'short" 0one, as it wvill be0 interrupitedinormstfltweaesuedht
~' te evnts lleni~lw boe, undayishe ernalg n
Aut ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~CossOlte.ml.Cto lills (an. in Our twnhs
Aecodimg totherecods n Clr een brought tomourn, thedeath ofd
anoutPoe' c.:55atm- ther oloin lady, itleds anto one
tils wrel~lrehas,(lil l~l~rns~~~lfte ineCtton Cr'oos C11n pMro. 72artha
y (h~ringntiee yeardent whorhvsousetoio.fee
an.I, ~lt, 70 ad eenpuchaed, imon.thos pased quielyu awaynlunday.
eveninrgs tulu !6wa ot J at. Poo 30 o'cvoc inethen87th
gat ealles tian 00 er entyearP onrtgery CHerkhsbn. de
hos fiure ilch~lemoorocl adurin the wlarl, monkr.hn5 er
'ago.i cS laeUue 01.lies- hy liessiedb hecrt ol w
Ssnc th frstt~y o tis ea. te wo she att lWvedhsine.eet
oofnme lcm~dtodt en her husbndie, nr.W..Mler
~h1 oronecarto bot eemySb Bee-fore Dmag Mrsa. Madn a
to ill ile conty.oTe cton of0 hds couny. loSherand
30,56 ~ais T Ctto wre innd here sonr moe tae sixts pnae teir
aauescutuptja.Jt197hers foMadde ns cm. TAs a legsats
~atnt 3, gined o te sme ed Mrs. HeaddCan wase of thebstn
thels ya, n PreM.Syenodd rhynladn
willtakeplac ths afernon' a
To be Held in Spartanbu
A meeting of the Board of Corpora
tors of the proposed Carolina Raphi
Transit Company will be held in Spar
tanburg next. Wednesday, the 24th of
.January. The meeting will be held to
receive the final report of the civil
engineers and to meet all obligations
incurred since the board has been
organized. It is stated that each city
which has been interested in the rail
road is expected to send its represen
tativo irepare( to pay over the amount
assessed against that city when the
iRE-OPENEI) AFTEIR. i lFE.
The liay's 5 and I0( Store Opens in
Stand Next to Lirey's.
The lay's 5 and 10c Store opened
it ) doors again last. week afteri being
out of blsiniess sinc Cl hristm(as week
on account of a. fire that practically
destroyed thu store contents. The stoek
Ii he new ;tore is entirely of new
goods ,and is loated for the present
in the lurns store-rioomui next to I,u
rcy's. As soon as the old stand is ov
(rhaulel they will; retupn to Il i'
first location next to Switzer's. The
store is in charge of Mir. .\ I. I lays
who is an cxpeirienced manager'.
31rs. Enmiia itobertson.
irs. Imma Robertson, widow of the
late Milton Robertson, for a number
of years postmaster here, (lied at the
home of her brother, Mlr. A. B. Barks
dale, a few miles west of the city yes
terday. It, is expected that the fun
eral services will be held at the
'Chestnut Ridge church today, though
information on this point is not deli
nite. Mirs. lobertson is survived by
her brother. Mr. A. B. Barksdale, and
a sister, 1rs. Ida CrawfoVd, of Gold
Ville. *irs. Robertson was a conse
crated .Christian woman, greatly be
loved by all who knew her.
3hiss Catherine Pinson.
Miss Catherine Pinson, a highly es
teemed lady of tle Mt. Pleasant sec
tion of the county, (lied at the home
of her brother, Mr. Wade H1. Pinson,
Sunday and was buried at Mlt. Pleas
ant Baptist church Monday afternoon.
The services were conducted by Rev.
S. H1. Templeman, pastor of the First
Baptist church of .Laurens. Miss Pin
son was about 70 years of age and had
lived a saintly life, having been a life
long member of the Baptist church.
(ohig to Parksville.
Mr. P. K. Abercrombie and son, Wil
mer, of Youngs Itownship, passed
through tho city last week on their
way to Parksville where Mr. Aber
cronibie has decided to take up his res
idence, The remaining members of
the family will go down later. M.'
Abereromibie said ho was under many
obligations to his neighbors for help
lng him in making his arrangements
"Bee" Whatrton lil.
Mr. 1B. A. Wharton, D~eputy State~
Fire insurance Coinmmissioner', has
been ver'y ill at his home at Cross
11111 for' several days, lie retur'ned
from a hunting trip last wveek and im
medliately gave indications of illness,
'Tiie repiorts fromn his bedsIde yester'
dlay were not ver'y encour'aging.
MeetIng of Medlit-a Society.
The regular bi-moiithly meetinag of
he Laurens County Medical Society
will be held next. Monday afternnoon,
,Jani 22nd, in the oflcs of Dr., it, E.,
IHughes at 2:30 o'clock, This meeting
will be the most. Important of the year'
as ollici's w~Ii li e elected, All the
mi~ilember ai'e urged to be presenC~t..
New r aiat 10 Cenits Store.
The Wellwor'th is the nuame of a new
a and 10 cents store which has been
opened in the Burns building, The
prioprietors are Messrs Benchoff' andi
H.l V. Lee, the former al ready being
In busIness hero and~ the lattei' having
cond~uctedl a grocery store for some
time where Minter Company's Annex
Is now. The store hias already been
openied for business,
Miss Lillian Bilackwell of Darling
ton is the guest of the MIsses Easter
by on South Harnne street,
rg on January 24th. Sub
lust be Paid.
plan was originally set out. It is un
derstood that all of the other cities and
towns competing for the road have at
ready paid over their money to tho
treasurer of the committee except ['
Ion and Laurens.
Mr. Gray, a member of the l;oj.rdi of
corporators, stated yesterday that if
Laurens is to h'ave any chance at the
road at. all she moust raise her pro;or
tionate share before the meeting nowt:
Wednesday. $600 still remains up
pa1d and this must be raised bet're
Laurens is placed iu the running.
RUTH l EAST1ERIt;,NGR FHY1.
'ldest Daughte r of Itvv. and 31rs. W.
A. Fairy Pnss'd A way 3ionday
I; ill h Easterlini.: F Niry, ele-,t dia' h.
ter o, Rn-v. n d .\1r.,. \\ .\. I.-ti-!
11ssed atwty at E tie hospital .\lonav
morning almt. e WiI. o'clock aftCer an
illn(ss ot several weeks. IDeath was
Iite to blood poisoning. 'niveria sor
ow was expressed over the sad ending.
The Pairys have only been resilents of
La1urens since Novoimber, when Rev.
Fairy was transferred here from the
\lMehodist church at ('linon. IDm uring
that short time the chit had won its
way into the hearts of the younrer
people as well as elders, possessed
as she was of a happy and slinly na5
turc, a winning disposition and being
at once.courteous and kindly. A fitting
exlpression of the loss felt in her
passing and of the sympathy felt for
her parents was found in the nilber
of beautiful floral wreaths sent to the
cemetery from both Laurens andl ('lin
ton. Numbered among the floral tri
butes were wreaths; fromt her school
teach'rs and school-mates of Clinton,
Sunday113 Schlool class0 at (CIittn, Stehdoi..
u da mates of this city besides numilerous
wrcalls from friends and relatives.
''lhe funeral services were held in
the First Methodist church, of which
her father is pastor. yesterday morn
ing and interment took plase in the
Latirens cemetery immediately after
wards. The services were conducted
by Rev. Rt. E. Turnipseed, presiding
elder of this district, assisted by Rev.
.T, R. T. Mlajor, now of Spartanburg
bu1t formerly pastor of this church.
Others occupying chairs on the putlpit
were Rev. henry Stokes, of Clinton,
Rev. flulligan, of the Mill circuit, and
Rev. S. A. Templeman, pastor of the
first Baptist church of this city. Of
ficers and members of the church act
ed as pall bearers.
Among those attending the funeral
were Mrs. Fairy's brother, J. I. Rah
ner, of Savannah, with his wife and
daughter, and the following from
Clinton: 1Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Copeland,
Miss Nelle Copeland, Miss -Posey Adair,
Miss Sallie Bell McMillan, Mr. and
Mrs. Griffin, Mr. 1. C. Boland, Mr.
Duckett Adtair andi others. Others wholi
desired to come wIere prevented fromi
doing so on account, of tile Inclement
Shierlii i[eld .inductedl into Oldeke.
S. C. Reid, newly ele'cted sheriff of
the0 county, was indtted into( oliee
Monday morning-, Cleirk of Courit C. A.
Power iperfor'ming t.ho seivice that
made(1 himl and~ thle otilce one and In
dilvisible for somle tinme to comle, in
adition to adiniister'ing the on
of111ce, Mr. Power ecked up t1h
counts of tht outgoIng shleriff. Mir...
D). WV. Wat ts, andl gave hliml a clean
bill1 of health. T1hie (ceremonytl wtas
brief, but impItess5i ve, thlt neUw sher'ifl.
receivling tile ('ongratuolatin o15(f ali
the afttenIdanltsI afteor tiht (let ails had
b'e0n coplet ed. Mr. Rtlid spn t5111he
"hIoneymiloun" ini Coilumbia at tend~ing
tile meletig of the Sheriffs' A\ssocia
Tio Mi1 Edisons.
"Lockcner P'hiongraph11 ComlSpany',
fne.", is the title of a niew conecern re
eently )omiioneid by the0 set retlary.
of state to sell Edison plhonogiraphs in
Colum bia. Tfhe corplorator's arei Messrs
ii. W. Lo~cliner andI P. A. Simpswon, of
this city, wh'ileI the capital11 stock 11as.
[been subscribed for' by othler ('itizenis
of Laur ienis. 'I le com11panly has1 already
secu:red a cent rally ioented fstore-r'ooml
anti will onen ulp for business imme