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Airs. Chas. II. Rounds, of Woodruff,
is visiting relatives in the city.
Mr. Gary 'Culbertson of Waterloo
was a business visitor in the city last
Mrs, Dr. W. A. Smith, of Charleston,
spout the week-end in the city with
Mir. W. G. Wilson left alonday for
New York where he goes to purchase
his spring line of dry goods.
Mrs. J. 11. Smith has returned to
the city after visiting friends and rel
atives in neighboring towns.
li is Charlot e lecGowan spent the
week-end at home with her parents,
Mr. and AIrs. F. 1'. M\lGowan.
Miss Carrie Fleming, who is at tend
ing Chicora College, swent Sunday and
Mlonday here with homefoilks.
.lethrs 1t . .\l. liabh and W. C. Ty
lor, of the (Green Pond section, were
visitors in the city Sat urday.
Mr. Ii. Terry will leave Thursday
for Baltimore and New York to com
plete ils purchase of spring dry goods.
Miss )orothy Angel has returned
to th.' Julia Irby Sanitarium after hav
ing been in ('hestet for several months
bits. R. L. Simpson was called to
Spartanburg Monday on account of
the illness of her father, Ir. .1. A.
lr. It. F. Fleming spent the week
end in Greenwood with .is. Flen
Ing and his parents, Capt. and Mirs.
R. F. Fleming, Sr.
A. C. Todd and 1. E. flahb, nietmbers
of the local bar, are attending the U.
S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Rich
mond, Va., this week.
Mr. .ames E. lemphill, a prominent
.-oung architect of Greenwood, spent
last Friday here on business. Mlr.
Hlemphill will be the architect In
charge of the new home of Mr. W. G.
bliss Lucia Cockrel, of Jacksonvi'le,
Fla., and l\iss Virginia Simpson, both
attending Converse College, spent
the week-end in the city, tile former
with the Misses Simpson on East Main
stre(t 0nd1 Ile latter with her mother,
lr-. Foster Sitilpsol.
See our line of Suit Cases in gcnu
S. M. & E. II. WILKES & CO.
National Hloliday, "
Thursday being the anniversary of
Washingtons' birthday, Sunday hours
only will be observed at the postofilce.
The city carriers will make one trip
for the day, but mail will be taken
up from the street boxes during the
morning and afternoon.
Large size Aluminum Tea Kettle,
only $2.25. worth $3.50.
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
Death of .lr. Wood's Mother.
The many friends of Mir. S. C. Wood,
hlead of thie ladies dlepartmeint of
Clardy & Wilsoni, will be sorry to lean
of the death of his mother, which oc
curr'ed several (lays ago at her home
in Gastonia. She had been very ill
for many week~s and her death was not
IBunexpectedl. .\ilr. Wood returnedl yes
terdlay after beinlg at her bedside for
31.AY SEEK WiDE
POWEt 01F CON(iIESS
P'resideiit,rleoni to (Go llore (cin
gress oni Siutmairitne Question.
Washington, Feb). Ii7.-As the Unit
ed States government tonight launiched
into its third week of broken relations
with Gertmany, President Wilson no
tified1 members of congress that before
adjournmtent, Mlarch 41, ho should be
given the broadest powers for safe
guarding Amnerican rights ini tile fu
WVhqther the plresident will appea\
ilers- ally to congr'ess for these
p)owers or depend upon adinitrtation
leaderai to push through a joint reso
lution to cover any eventualities has
not bleen finally determined.
ie dilscussed both1 courses of ac
tion with Senator Simmons at the
caplitol late today.
Owings to differencees of oplinin in
congress on the International situa
tion, it was plointed out tonight that
shouldl the president personally appeal
fo'r power to be placed at his (displosal
for the fiutre, lie would have to go
before congress soon-ptosailbly early
Congr'ess Is in session b~ut ' twvo
)moire weeks and suflient lime would
have to be given the solons for their
eustomar'y discussion of what, if any,
freedom they were willing to give the
plresidient in handling the situation.
. Senator Simmons, however, de
,lared emphatically that no decision
had been reached either as to the
manner or time the power required
will be sought by the president.
-It is probable the president will de
termine these two question within a
WHAT THE LEGISLATUltE
HAS DONE ED FAll
New Laws lringing 'ire Insurance
Companies Back Most Important.
Columbia, F b.- IS.--'t'he General As
sembly may adjourn tomorrow night,
or It may continue in session several
(lays. 'T'le liquor question has not yet
been settled. The Senate i)ultait
and the Ilouse "bona-dry" bill have
beeni sent to free Conference, arid
what. the result of the conference will
be nobody Ca~n foretell. The liquor
mattetr is probably the only thing that
will p rolonlg the session, so If the con
'ees lit on a satisfactory compro
mise there is no reason why fnal ad
.oun1111lenlt shoul not come at Ionst
The appropriation bill Is also in
free conference, bl I It was aio(n111ce
in the hou0se last night by .\Ir. ('ofllran
onC of tll, (onferees, that work on the
I'l'Io riatiol tbill :would bo e lmleite'd
bi' 2 o'clock tom1iorrow :;[ter noonl.
The D'Clle of the Sat, natur:tally,
a.'e' .. l!n " what has til he G eetl .\:.
C'. bl ncomli hed10( at this sorsion.
\ ury lit;! radiel:al or f'ar-rma hing; I('
ilahtion w:ill find Its w:a ton the statute
Ily far the lmost oVerslladlowin-l amd
I in'leIraly important work Was the
alopt 'inI of tlie series of hills pro
posed by the .lanning Fire Insurance
Conmmission. It is not to be argued
Whether the isirgent comp)anies were
justItled ill twithdrawing fromt the
State' after ItIe passage of the 1,au(y
Odom Act. The fact is that the insr
ing public Was m1et wIthI a condition
and not a lheory, and the General As
sellbly with the full endorsemnent of
Governor .\lannilug did absolutely ev
.erything that was thloughl necessary
to insure theI retuIrn of the wIthdraw
ing companies. Seven bills were pre
sented and suggested by the 'ommi.s
sion and of this number all of them
were enacted into law with the excep
tio11 of tlhe one that related to the
valued polcy clause, which iI was
thought would only compliate tile sit
huntion and was not a direct repeal of
the "valued policy" law which was de
slred by the fire insurance interests.
There was no evidence of opposition
ii either the house or Senate to the
desire to have the withdrawing com
panies return to d0 business In This
State and the (ieneral Assembly, fig
uratively speaking, could not have
clone more than to have pased a resolu
tion of apology. If mischief was done
by the passage of tile Ialln-Odon At
it has been Complet ely undone by Ihe
lenaclmiients at this session of the Gen
eral Assem3ly. Perhaps Ibe next most
important matter was tlhe universal
ex-I)ression of approval of the perlal
nent highway development in -oath
('arolina. Spmrtanhurg Coiuty alone
'oted without aI referendum, to un
deIrtake a million dollars' worth of
permanent road work in that count '
alone. A dozen other counties fol
lowed tihis example and during the
year of 1917 there will lbe millions and
not a few dollars expended Onl the
permanent road work of South Caro
To insure the permaney and the
cooperation of both the federal and
State authorilties a highway conmls
shen bill was ennotnl. Thor' were a
series of proposition along this line.
In the Senate the principal sugges
tIlons camve from Senators Sinkier,
Prlee and .lohnson and over on the
Ilouse si(le the Crumi-Carter 1erry sug
gestions were those most generally
considered. 'T'he situation, however,
resolved itself into such wide Ciii
ference: that a compromise was ef
fected in free conference. 'T'ile crux
of the hlighiway' 'omilssion situiatilon
is that thle bloardi will consist oif tlive
m~~lembes, thr lee beiig Itlhe heads1 of tihe
departmenC~ts of thle enigiieering diepar't
mlent at the U!nlvers5ity of gsouth Car
olIna, Clemasoni and Ithe Citadel, and
Iwo to lbe appoInted by3 the governor.
'Thle suppor0lt of t his boardl Is to Colle
by3 wayl3 of a lieense tax 0on all auto
moblies operatinug In the State. Th'is
tax Is to r'ange from flve to ten dlollars
per ('ar1 and~ Is to he in lieu of city
and1( countyI3 lleense fees. The nmajor'
lportion12 of thle funds Is to lie expIendI
Cd In the couinty where Ithe 11icense Is
col lected. The proportion Is 80 per1
cent to Ithe c'ouunty and 20 1o the State.
TUhe dispiosit Ion oif the General As
sembihly was i unfalterinig Iin its Supplor't
oif the comm~ioni schools1. A diirect In
'rrease of $50,000 w"as granled aiS a
subsidy for the weaker' schools
thrioughiouit the0 state maiklug the fund
dIstrIbuted along this line foi' the va
rious gradles or' schools aggr'egate
The bIll looking toward the estab
llssiment of an inistitution for the eai'e
of the feeble-minded of the State
passed the house, hut was not pressed
In the senate, where it wouldI have
piassed had it becen Insisted uplon, but
the diposltion Is altogether ifavora
bule for some such work. It Is po0s
sible that it might be worked out as
a coordinate branch of the Florence
Theo aylumi policy' of developments
wvas conitinued. 'Three hundred thou
~.and dollar's has alr2eady' been exipendC
edI in the matter of permanent devel
opm~ents and r'epairs and the assemly
thIs sessIon made amiple prlovlsioni
for the conittintion of thIs hiluane
As a sidle Issue, so to speak, of the
liqulor legislation wvas the passage of
a bill whichi prlolhlts ablolutely all
101u0r adv~erI emnent s In South I (Cario
Ilina. The bill also pr2ev'ent s the sale
of perIodiucals or muagaz'inmes conltalin
I i l1iquor1 allvertIisemeints andio some of
Ithe outsidle maagaz.ines Ithat are no(w oni
the news ittands will probably havie
to cliIp Ithese allv1ert Isements01 or lie
miagazines themselves wi'll have to get
(oit edlItIOns sulitedi to the Slates that
have this law.
The war'ehouise sItuation seem11 to lbe
qiecen0Rt. All appIropia~t Ion of $1 0,000
wvas made for the continued support of
the system, but there seemis to be no
enthusiasm about it and therie were
frequent remarks thlat if the adminis
tration and members wore not com
mitted to the continuatIon of the sys
temn that it would have been another of
thie efforts - o the State to go into
buitieis that would have gone on the
W1hit lock-Tim meripan.
Miss ilunette Whitlock and Air. Al
bert Timmerman, both of Greenwood,
were married at Cokesbury last aoni
(lay. The groom is the brother of )r.
r. ''imuermall, of this city, and has
visited heje on several occasions. The
mtl'riage was a sit'prise to their faim
ilies and friends.
.\lrs,. Itahbbe U. P~arrott and( .\lr. .\1
I,. litch, both of Gr'ecnwood, wr'e
nar riei in that city February 10th.
intcrest in the event. is felt, in this
('cou'nty Ont accoutc of the fact. that.
Ithi of th1em(c were natives of iilsl coil1n1
1'. .\1:s. fliitch ';a:; teaching In (iren
w':ood while .\fr. ilitchl htol a r'esponl
:aile posiition inl the G;reenw~ood mill1.
o 0 0
11*. .lulius : i;g reaves and \1 1ss
Sarah eiid, the attractive daughItr of
Shier'iff and Mrs. S. C. ield, were ctldie.
ly marricd at (he homie of Rev. S. it.
Templemiian W\,ednacday evening, in the
presence of several friends of the
bri'de and groom. Both of the young
people have many friends who are in
ierested in their marriage. The bride
is a greduate of the high school here
and is endowed with nacy fine quali
ties of ind11 and heart. Mr. Sitgreaves
holds a position in the Watts 'Mill of
The Wednesday Club met at Mrs.
Carlos .loseley's on February [-ith,
with a large attendance.
The subject. of the day was "Mov
ing Pictures." Mrs. 1H. S. lBlackwell
read a clear and concise paper on
"The Influence of Motion Pictures Up,
on the Rllsing Generation", prefaced
by an illustration from life. Mrs. 1B.
T,. Parkinson gave her idea of a "llet
ter Film" and made a plea for more
"better films", while Mrs. Brooks Swy
gert. i'cal clippings about "Leading
Then followed an animated discus
sion by all the club members as to
how "better films" may be secured
for Laurens. After the usual business
meeting, delicious refreshment'. were
served by the hostess and the meeting
Mauricle Glenn, the son of Mr. and
Mirs. J. E. Glenn, was painfully though
nut ierisiily imnjuaed several days ago
by the explosion of a toy cannon. The
young fellow had made tle cannon
himself and when ho went to shoot it.
it blew off the cap, a piece of whleih
hit him on the foot.
('lint ion for Letters of Administration
'T'he Slate of South Iiarolina,
'ounty 1'of Ilaauirens5.
I ly 0. G. Th'lomp soni, I roba te .1 udge.
Whereas Liillie i31. ltudd made suit
to mue to gr'ant hei' I .etIer's of' Adini
ist rat ion of thle estate and effects of
These are therefore to cite and1( ad
mi)Ishi all and1( si ngculari the kinadred
anad credlitors of the said T4'da l.i'lnudd
deceasedi that they be and appear' be
fore me, ini the ('ourit of I 'robat e, to
be hld at L auriens ('ourt 110ouse, Lausc
10ens, 8. C., oni 1the (th d~(ay of M\archl,
19117 next, a fteri puibilcatlion hereof, at
II o'clock in thle f'orenoon, to show
caulse, if' any t hey have, wily thle said
Adin istratilon should hinot lie grcanted.
(ilven under may iiand this 19th clay
of Febru'airy, Annlo i)ominl 191L.
0. 0. Th'lompsoii,
Pig line of IRugs just received, newv
S. M1. & E. HI. WILKES & Co.
M\ore legislation was enactedl at thuis
session of a local character* than has
ever been knows before. H-uindr'eds
of b)ills referr'ing to local b~onpl issues
wer'e eniacted and propositions all the
way from a new county Jail to the op
ening of new county iroads con
sumned legislative time and as Sen
ator Chr'istensen remarked, eithei' all
or this legIslation will have to b~e
handied in a different way or' the sos
sion wvill have to be lengthened,
Speaiking of the miatter' of thle 'oin
gestin of legisiationi thier'e is stressed
this year' ens much as ever' the uittiter
hleOsness of the General Assem
bliy acting upon0 imiport ant matters
early in the session cor at least a few
days befor'e tihe adjiurn ament rulshi.
Th'is Is the for'tlethi day '' the session
and y'et all of tile ineasuc. <' State
wide limpiortance, or' 1 aton tho.ce
that ai'e atti'acting the miost 2 oa
Ollent iion, are0 still ini t'ree ('onlference
01ort tl u ihshed. Tihis inclu tdes lihe hiigh-.
way comiicssioni lull, 11(1uor1 legisla
1tioni, the gceeral appr)1opriationi lill,
wiihi in corpiocat es thle piollecy of tile
State with refereiice to the lawv en
for'cement ftund; thie suppily bill1, canal
resolution, the general game law, the
act relatIve to the present ehief game
warden, and the general county of
fleer's salaries. All of these neasures
are being jammod through In the last
few hours of the session and pr'acti
cally all of thorn are now in the hands
of six 'men, members of the commit
tees of free conference, who handle
sutCh affairs uindor legislative roa-a
A SPECIAL SHOWING
HAND PAINTED CHINA i
New Shapes---Beautiful Decorations
These goods should have arrived last ;
fall in time for the holiday trade, but were
delayed on account of the war. To move 7;
them quickly we have marked ther at ex- p
t:remely low prices.
The assortment is very complete and
includes Tea Sets, Chocolate Sets, Berry
Sets, Salad Sets, Nut Sets, Sugars and
Creams, Comports, Nut Bowls, Bon Bons,
Salads, Coffee Cups and numbers of other
odd pieces in fine quality of thin, hand
We invite you to call and see this dis
S. M. & E. H. WILKES
!ions, and have the right to make or Mr. Palmer Roller, one of 0r high-- 1;cital at (ray ('otrt.O lnis.
a thlae partlar masteuerthe 13' esteemed nlew near-by residents was
1lthparl icularna h asues. If soutional In town yesterday. ie has recently On Friday evening, .hiss Martin's
convention among the ;inhi bitios of moved from Laurens, having bought inusic class will give a recital at Gray
('ais.at nou. omtgeia to be a thaovisi i tlhe Mr, Irvin Robinson home. When Court-Owings school. The program
'-. 110 measure ('fi( :ti:.:; more thou Il
No (tiley should ni:td into law a good name follows you to other begins at 7::10 and the public is invit
i,c (ay s before the adja In u:n'- of places and high recommendations for ed to attend. No admission will
he assembly and hat the date of excellent qualities, one is safe in cha-rge for the recital; b it the high
o tavtied aic shious d govetn o s lIeavi g thir old home in quest of school boys will serve oysters begin
o avoid ua no legisat ion eent d t 110" ones. This is what a "little bird nfing at tG: 0 o'clock and continuing
his timtle with reference to the rate of whispered in our ear. .)o you hea r uiti 9 o'clock. A small sitm, collect
lterest, the taxat iou of miortgages, this young ladle- You don' ev - , - -
itny lot'he nti al o otns, (Ir k5 lay.---roy Cor., Greien wood Index. thieirt ha se hail.
llThe ti petr cent Iaw~ passed tihe house _____ -- . - --..
)it it taet With) no0 ct(ouragemtit on
lie senate side.
The propositiont to reduce passen
er r'ates to 2 cents per tmlle barely
botht legislative bra nches it was ha ni - 'I
'appled wvith an untfavorabie rep~ort.
TPhere waIs pract ially no tc di splay or A
ntiton of unartisan Ilol itieos anid fac
lonailisma was doirmanit. 'The genera
lesire selid toVe toNwGr NorAth
tpbtildiing of the State, liatiitularly
II ong educattalI lint'es. 'PThe only evi
let factlot) feeling was itjected it)nf
he legis;lat ion connected wviith the tre-I
etiotn in oliee 1)y legIslative enct~ -
tiet of thle presen t chief' game war
Vithi thle PP rm)anent Imprliovemnets
n the State and the effort to take
iar'e of the hack indebtedness, the0
s'tate levy' had to lbe iincteasedi. Trhe
otal apprtioprtiat ion for thle rtunnintg ofRI H Saigsth mgt
1)0 State now aggrecgates thtree tmil- bhn rseiio.i
ion and it takes mtonecy to mteet. these
)lh. The General Assembly thotghtisteky ofi ncaid
hat the only safe andi sane thing to
lo was to raise the r'evenuie by (directpe eceadreom fm
taxes and,'- therefote, increased Ithe
evy to 8 1-2 mills. Th'le tax comis
dlon, It Is sitggested, has listed con- wry- ti h a
uderabie puropety thant has hieretofore "an
ascaped taxation. 'The Getterai As-fud whc alosyut
tembly has, however, dieclined to passalan
serioes of ills that weire urtged by w ahr cniin
lie tax ('ommitision depiartmentt as
neans of facilitatinag ail increasing cru sacs
lteir nsofttlntess. IlThese bilhls remnain
mthe calendar ifor (considertation ne:<t RgtSvn nter tbn
"0a)r.-Au-Mgust K~ohn In News and
---This Mllioi DolTr BanL
is the iealra to aniaone.
('Oh1'hlN. ~ilNS'l'EL~.oendtenc en freedom~t from
wrliabiit of this "rinyitday
weather allvi l't'icotnditionsIA !l'and
('obit rti'ht teavtngiinMtlhetrightsbank
)~akc tltit' It-dalis10t)atidealteroatd toD.money
'd.'llie 'ii 1)21' ~ll ya atth Geen oorotch Caorifnas-oed
)le' ius n co'gt h d Ods n togs ak ipns arencoon out.
Crn'tots Grectevdb Managterwl
nakter the hsaveto a unsl tie JKsRT rsdn.J .A ,Csir
thon thi sason. hyarley Grd. Tis j .SEPVc-rsdn.H 1 IAe.Csir
hgaynawithrthemrnd the u a isod- .TWSN.AssatCsir
~ranew nots. heries of ManugAe.rTRDE, itntCsir
tiow ares6season. a rle Gano00s