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SIatreIiIS. S. C.
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Obituaittes aind ('ard of Thatks: One
Cenit a Word.
Entered at 11: st o:le at I,air-enls,
S. C., a.; eold (lacss mal matter.
(Isi(otte of, I uin tos be dristruted otIt
in RES S.ut C'.,in by V 9ln . Chamers0
ers. The Iiidigei hast been't adop)lted by i
t he Sothi ('arol inal Peparedness ('om
1Travellers3 on the trtains can do 2
their "hit" in miakinig the life of the
soldieris gnard intg thle railroilad mioreO
pleasant by tossing newspapers to
them as thle ecamtps ar p~assed. The
boy~s ini most inistances are aw~ay froml
I ostolliees and1( ntantttds antd no
dloublt are gladl to get thle paipets at
any time of day. Ilieteafter, then, in-h
steadl of throwing~ away jiapetrs that
ha ve been rea d, it wou (1ld e a ice
I hing lo roll them tp and trow thtemt
to the boys a. the. a)Illms ate assed.
ilTe stcae.ftul sale of hlil (iautu- '
oCiliton1) of t hi 1 'en 7mu11ity. ('otn
trary t I e .1i-:m it h e tick ei Iom- t i
miiit tees ovier.<;ih ltiw : : n :ia utaan
teedi whuih kin l vn7r i -ry un-- ill
dentrly the :r - of ti k rin ets :a r 10 0
w rith ti n 1mini g- :- le wife so tle
wvlo sid it wluildi 0 Ib;as ec(Io omy to
1st of the b ts i of t. ai fo whl ' .
b.v ill at insace r awiy fri1
pte i ' mi nd n e-l st an.1 i n d ..a 1io
dorb nire ldt not the pelha
(nr the of mui lry
I h n I
ouro I a
sfte of howu hlt paer tatr
: t . een brin wo l ve
The tino - of ti i hiI nimi 'I
State i o tr o livdl l (-illin
A )tarte . 1 n '. : 'ese :mm. yl i oni-i
tidti d a'i i-av (it i tn o oqr teer y to ii
otr iesoutr'es this wealth cnn be in-d
wre nseid at a wa,41 !-v ttough to take :o
care of tlh total yarl cost of the
war. If we let downt in-ut buit s ttine-ss
affairs and stop te wheels of o
gress, we may not only have a dleflelt j
on account of acturtal wat opieratlins,
butt our natiotial wealtht mtightt lie re-I
ditted ftrm insd 1(0s our ces. l
No, while 1thi i a timo for truie
economy, we ouighit to be moare alIve i
than e!ver to our )13 buinessiOiil opotunI
-ties so that the total1 of the country'sn
at ivitiesi intay lbe inrased. iTre i
no( reason for ala rm ion ac(4ount1t of thle
htighi pirices of various1 ' a rtlel1es. Whlat
we shtould do0 and, we bel ieve, are dlo-n
Ing is to4 hltpI in reduiteing tese pie.. tI
es by a greater prto~lution in ourt own
inanutfactoes andl on our own farms.
The southern farmer, mtost lI kely, tt
wvill he a prosperouts man in the fall ut
if lie has hIs owtn food su pplies
grown for another year and a fair
cropt or cotton to sell. n
Youngs School Closing.
The Youngs school will hold closingC
exercises at Wallace's Lodge next Firi- t
day, the 11th. Prominent speakers, r
aincluding Mr. R1. A. Cooper, Mr J. 'H. t
Sullivan, lMr. 'P. W. Moore and Mrs. .1
E. V. Frierson, have accepted invita- tl
tions to be present and muake address- t'
es. A picnic dinner will be served ont
the grounds. The public is cordiallyc
COTTON AND SWI
It requires nearly 10 1
cents a pound to purcI
canned sweet potatoe
can be produced on
while it requires from I
to produce the cotton.
'D PE1'ltlFOY'S RlULING
ON POWERt CO31PANY SUIT
tenlographer Perrin Furnishes (Copy
of Jtidge's ilulihtgr in I tuimportant ('ase
Through the courtesy of Mr. .1. L.
rrin, court stenograpiher, The Ad
ortiser is able to print in full .Judge
cuiIfoy's ruling in the case of the
Wedy River Power Company vs the
ity of Laurens, in which a verdict
as directed for the plaintiff in full,
Xcepting Interest. The ruling in full
The Advertiser's attention has been
alled to the fact that the power coim
any verbally waived its claim for
unitive daimages when its attorneys
Vad hI4 1r ('031111lainit, this cam1111 hav
jg been set out in their original con
laint from which The Advertiser
lade 111 its story inl its last issue.
'tie Advertiser is glad to set tile rec
rd straight in the matter.
The following is the ruling of .Judge 4
'tirifoy in (irecting the verdiet:
"Well gentlemen, I have listened as
alieitly as I knew how to tile testi
1cny and the arguient. The plead
igs are very long and tile testlimony
as been very long and tie iestion
new to mec. bull I have reached tills
onclusion. The contract was iade
et 'een the City and the Power 'om
aniy based ("1n a 1peak syteml. Now
helther that conitract is valid or in
a d--I tin k IthaI the con trac t .1s
a.11id. It was, agteed 4tiponC by b Ioth
ar1'1 ies and lived up to by both ail.
(',; for Som)5 eliitiV liki vight year .
h1:11 beinlg tu and anld beig u dis
turd'4 1 think thle defendantl wo l bll
.lt( ;;4i to deny th1, valiiily o tlle
1llni1iret . I have alrelady hlc.d that it
a1n' : 1bode I iidebi of the
i1. tdt' . that hi go ou . 1i
hI Cont ract. t herlhirn, is valid It
: I1ht to he e'forced . "Io th hl e
leu r1colu,.i If:a'k (4) that. part o!
!' Con1tia4't w1itnx referen1(ce I) the
411 -vsiomi and ul h of' the te( ti- -
oly i,; center d arol i 4 Ihat Iloilt.
" n (h r i.; tostilnonv hire that
fe Il-lnolor hlerantei nn e rae
Ill'lly4)4 jul ' a wi'- (III it an(d 3he1
I '' oy'd is ih u lh at int i ' 07,
ln d olt 011 11"'Ounti W, 1te wirv he
III n . Nowx several info-rene
na m dyi-vi r i h"i !l
d hai it r..!:i 4 t r d rea Ivr
n 4n ! !! 4-refor s 'i rw('nt of the
.nV HnWY 11A 'v ll! il Oher% .\nt
N il. nee w n on , "w . I :"tI!%- ;lil
-1' i4' 1. 4 1 i h(- I !! u i ,
n h Th 14 un i4 u - '0-i
; v I h ink t1 it !
n 4 .:; 11
'1oca nsa~ ir Hab teti
:!h-: it of. I li s i h e pu l4 it1 f
alpule il off a. numbe of lie 4in
'de 1 to preen iit recordin theI' peak1
rhe nights in sucession and(:i(1 (4er1
''4 k4ing3 th Obity liabe5 for l e ad-11
tia 1)3rse o wer.14 lie '1 it tift
:at'e kept tha'('t. Iformation toe h im
If for qite a wil e anld subsequenl~it
lie 14ut 11th m1eber of tile ('ouncil(
full ipossession of thlese facts and(
~at they from31 that iniforma1t ion it was
t y necep"tted the misronst ru'tion3 of
,14thatithe city shlohii rnot have tam-I
':ak wats e stalt1ished( and tihe ('ity
il, and1( hallving re(ogize i'A( t and1( 1a11
i4 itld the bill thenl they'3 are, un
'3 my vtiew of' the4 law, 1'5toppted friom
'i0erting no0w that tils was4 not1 a ('ori
(41 (4f till ('(4ntrac1(t and1 I thinkil it is'
"Now as to wh4cth~er (4r not1 the city~
:111u1li e IpenlIized'( by3 ncepti ng t he
1 w hiigh r'ecordts when thley dlidn't (
ran4 down) low, thlat isnl't for me1 to"
'y, whlether It is right or wron1g,
hIether' it was a goodl (ontr'act or'
01. Th'1e counelli thouight it was a
00(1 contract andi they signed it.
'Now tile testimony as t othe conten
011 that tile city had no power to
iake a contract beyondl thle life of thle ~
rporaItion--I don't take that view of
,but be that as it mfay, I think whlen
10efnew council after 'passing thisv
3solutionl statign thlat the~y wouldn't h
tke tile power and attemplted to re
3ind the contract, I think thlat reso
ition was null and void, bult admit
ng they did have tile righlt when they
trned the current on and used tilev
lat is undisputed and testified to by I
[r. Adams thlat Mr. Dials notified the
auncil thlat he would stand on the 0
entract. when they turned the cur
>ales of cotton at 9
iase 160 bushels of
s; and the potatoes
one acre of ground
.5 to 20 acres of land
'ent back on, I think they would be
iable to pay for the current under
he peak established before. I think
hey would be estopped now from1 de
tying that the peak lunder which the
(d council operated wouldn't he the
>eak under which they must operate,
he testillolny being undisputed that
dr. IDaln, tle president of the comn
many, notified them that he VWould
land otn the contract. So it seems to
ne that tlie motion should be granted.
"I doll't think there is any testi
ntony that could be regarded as suilli
:ient to go to the julry of any fraud to
stablish that coniter-claim. NowN as
o tihe cireimistances upon which that
s based. I don't think that would be
:iflicient for ime to sit1))11 it to tile
ilry. The testii)ony as to whether or
mit the steamn plant was running in
911, ipon which there Is contradic
ion, I don't think Is relevant here.
le test itmony as I understand it to
Ie and as I have riled or held was
utilclent to establish the peak in De
ember 1913 and the testinony as to
vihal took place In 191.1, unless there
ould be something else to go to the
iry besides those inferenecs to be
Irawnt from that couldn't prevaIl the
ity after the minimum peak had al
eady been established. Now as to
ie tetsimtiony of Mir. llount that Mt.
larney was seen going into the ma
hine or behi nd it there Is an infer
n-that he was tampering with If
alt the testii imony fitheIlir shows thalt
e had harge of hte machitne and it
vas his liduty to keelp it up. Te took
he elock 1o1ut oie time he said and
xed it. I don't tlilnk that would be
ny Iisintiathon of fraud Ilbecaluse the
esiinotny shows that it was his dutty
oi keep) it ut). The mtrdoes get outl
>f order Sometimes. it was testifled
0. by ole oth ry 'wihtiesses. S'0 I
lon ' think 1141re is any testI imny
ore to go to the jutriy so I will grant
he luot ionl."
M-1eath of' 44-4. C. Biyrd.
.\lt-. ( 0. C. Ilyrd. one of the oldest
ud Itost prominent citizels of t le
oullity, jla.ssed away Friday, A Iril
01h. at his old historie home, where
o had slent his entire life at the
it)1( old age of 75 years, loved and I
peled by all who knew hii. I IC was
nt elder of litayPresbyterian
burii'eli and is survived by hIs wife,
lo wa-,s .liss Allee flarksdaIle and the
ollowingii children: .\Irs. Ilerbert
lartin f ll utrins, .\lessrs Gena Imlula
nd Il ssie I.lyrd. Th fnli ral r
ivos ve.rv o011uc-lted by his pastor,
!vv. .1. P. .Jicobs S-alrday af1ltOon
t111ed.1hy :e t'icon o trse o r l- i
iv:- and !friends.- Ilfl riment wa; lin
* $ $ * $ * $ * 1 *
* 4* $ *$. * $
Fe: Sny h-one actl aterl owi.,
It ~tt I tu . , . :. ;2..:nI
l,4ed .\ 5ii of 11rigitrs. \\'il
-ty sd<13' wage' I. Wrin\et or1\ieio sen-d
3w i'. y A. ii.re 'iloin., t i \\'em. (li d- I
1%:' Sale- One .\tlel igk Pllowttr,
i'oves cot. se. Ih.12-.A IaI ,
lott viase . rba lt nIa .o - 2til
Nesday,--.\My 1.t' brme pli'gatt stand
on willrtise tfte so atnery a'get
vord A.le fro. Thomtes Laurettvi 4.
For. aee-$I1.0. buselsig 1101 good
roved Icoton see. . T. elA. Iaew
Notlee-.\1 purve :obuels.\oga staei'
on will maketltt hem eason at my2 tfarm
,vot mtie fro Laurensl on reev01'
tdle tior'. e. A\. W. itt lella mts. I.
I). 2.38-l t
N~ort e--ha 0t tbushtels of edbier
levelatid lng itohl Cotton seed for
11' for plantingats$t.. arer almset
bteat0 liexhIgebi w oln the seso 011
Wntsmor (er od Cal ndma o
rie muer M.lAkuel, Laon enf 11.
.( Ms. . II 38-~,ofWilgtol
forInGeeo Satnmkrday onedIgree
1.0 hoer buthm A.netn P.hFulero
as ntvilee thS. rto C.tS-e-d
ca'Norsei the eolv oura ern
nary. to b'agher willth speasn this
WI'.fo Albeto Canada.nte x
arompweten pafrt of Dominion
o supply a ehureh dt~rlag the sum
mer mnonths,-reep ~oI Journal.
33 1-3 PER -CENT REDUCTION
All Millinery knifed to the core. Pattern Hats,
Trimmed Hats for ladies, misses and children sold for
three days at 1-3 off from the original price. Visit
our millinery department Thursday and all week.
You get choice of the lot at prices you can afford.
This lot contains the best Pattern Hats and new
est shapes this season has afforded. Your opportunity
is here. Meet your friends at Clardy & Wilson's Mil
linery Department Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Laurens, S. C.
"LAURENS' LEADING STORE"
The number of those who prefer
the Sedan for .use throughout the
year is s diyincreasing.
Th'le rea'Iso)l is easi y uyide'tood when you
consxider h'ow adaptablo it is to the freq ilent
weathler changI~'((e)ojlimon to all par ts of the~
coiunt ry. Alhnuost inst ant ly it can1 be
I'Ifhnged1 to acPoun~Iodaitei itself~ to heat or
cold, rain or shine.
Touring Car or Roadster, $785.
All prices f. o. b. Detroit
Write, Phone or See
J. HAMP STONE, Agent
Clintn, S. C.