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VOLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1920. NUMBER 34
General Appropriation Bill
With a Tax Levy of I
Statewide Road Levy
ments for State Instituti
Columbia, March 7.-The session of
the seventy-third general assembly.
ot-auth Caoxana was concluded At
7:41 o'clock yesterday morning and
the"majority of the members caught
the early morning trains for their' re
The general appropriation bill was
endorsed and reported to the two hous
es by the free conference committee
soon after seven o'clock this morning.
The bill carries a total of $6,091,241.39,
for which a levy of 12 1-2 mills will be
required. The bill 'was sent to the
governor and, signed by him by 7:30
o'clock and the house adjourned sine t
die a few minutes later.
.While many of the legislators were
somewhat disappointed in the volume
of constructive legislation enacted,
and 'although many desirable meas
ures went into discard, much was done
toward laying a solid basis for future
growth and development. This can
not be better emphasized than in the
universal desire throughout the state
for good roads and the generous man
ner in which county delegations voted
bond issues for their counties. A
statewide levy of two mills was also
put on for permanent road building,
the amount each county raises to be
spent in that particular county. Bond
issues for roads and bridges in the
diffeient counties approximate $13,
A)Pproprilations for public schools
are the most liberal over made. The
amohint appriuariated for 1919 \waRs
$70-1,837,83. The amount carried this
year Is $931,090.
Public health activities are to be
eniouraged rather than neglected.
The amount lasi year for this depart
nient was $102,241.83. This year the
appropriation Is $220,394.24.
Permanent improvements at state
ins'tituUons are to go forsward in keep
Ing with the spirit of progress. In S
pruning down tho appropriation bill i
the free conference committee distrib- I
uted the anounts for new buildings <
ove'r two years instead of the full (
amount this year. In some instances I
proviijon is made for borrowing the
necessary amounts. This latter pro- 1
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Janford, March 8.-We were expect
I4ing our new pastor Saturday after
noon and Sunday morning but were
dilsappolnted that. he did not come.
Later on we found out he was detaIn
ed on account of serious sickness in
his family. Wve hope they will be suf
dlently recoveredl by the next ap
pointment for we are really hungry
for atnot her goodl sermon.
Mis (ena Comupton has been moved
over to her sister's, yet her' condition
remains very critical.
The flu ia fatal among a great many
of the colored people. There were
four burled In theIr cemetery at -Bleav
erdiam church last week.
Mr. D~rayto~n Garrett and family and I
Mr. Lo~nnie Hill and famly were I
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gar'
rett last Sunday.
Capt. and 'Mrs.- Alva Hlghtower', of
Andlerson, 'were visitors in our mIdst
lart week. Mrs. H-ightower was Mis
'Sara Wolfe, and was -greoted wvith
lleasure by her schoolmates and
Mrs. J. H. C'ooley Is in Spartanhurg
visiting roeiiveos and ntteading to
some butsiness interests.
C.apt. Jr. W. Lanford received a se
vere kIck In the face by one of his
fine young mules Sunday mornIng. We
hope the wound will not prove serious.
Mr. J. M. Fleming Is attending Wed
oral Court as juryman at Rock ili,
sMr. J. M. DoShlelds and Mr. J. D).
Oodfrey are attending court at Laun
rons this week as jurors.
OseuPe Tastlss oblit 'Yto
retaie vhalb and energy by pufylag and on
vichisg the bieed. You coinmoo Gelkis Stength.
'sing. ,ota..linqsm. ?&Cs aa.c - --,
A LONG SESSION
Carries Over $6,000,000
2 1-2 Mills. Two Mill
. Permanent Improve.
Vision applies to the University of
South Carolina, the trustees being au
thorited to borrow $75,000 for the
erection of eight homes for profes
sors. An appropriation of $200,000 is
arried by the bill for the new plant
for the Citadel, the $600,000 appro
I)riated for this purpose being dis
tributed through three annual install
mOtts, The old plant is to be sold to
repay the amount appropriated.
bthor constructive work was the
passage of a statewide dog law, which
Increases the tax from 50 cents to 75
,Onto and requires the dog to wear 4
3olir iwith the license tag attached.
T'his should mean much toward en
adti'aging the sheep raising industry,
particularly in the coastal counties
where farmers attempting this ven
Atre have been greatly handicapped
')eCause of the .great number of sheep
Olling dogs running at large. This
i1easure was pressed through by Dr.
Barnwell, representative from Char
*ston, who was unflagging to get
Mch a statute on the books.
Another measure of more than
.asual interest is that which will pro
libit the sale after January 1st, 1921,
)f new vehicles with other than the
Itandard tread of 56 inches. Dealers
will be allowed after that date to dis
)ose of their unsold stock. The law
till not interfere with owners of
*agons with the 60-inch tread bought
prior to the date above fixed. Wagon
nanufacturers have agreed on the 56
nch tread and, in a few years there
hould be a uniform standard estab
ished throughout the state. Automo
>iles have the 56-inch tread. Double
vhceled trucks are exempted.
The resolution by Senator Christen
en for a commission from the two
houses to study the state tax problem
and to report back next session with
ecommended legislation was passed
Ster considerable debate in the house
taturday. The president of the sen
Lte appointed on this: Senator Chris
ensen, of Beaufort; Senator LAney,
of Chesterfield, and Senator Marion,
of Chester. House members are:
3erry, of Orangeburg; J. B. Atkinson,
if Spartanburg; Lide, of Marion and
luckingham, of Aiken.
'ramblin DOUer Calls Meeting of De.
partment Commanders for Washing
ton for March 22.
!Louisville. Ky., March 7.-Franklin
'Olier, national commander of the
merlcan Legion, announced here to
uight that a conference ot legionnaires
f all states 'would be held in Wash
ngton March 22 for reconsideration
f the socalled "bonus" question. Mr.
)Olier was en route to Indianapolis
rom Birmingham, where he attended
4aturdany a meeting of 'American Le
tioni commanders of ten Southern
states at which resolutions asking
hat such a conference be called were
idopted. The resolutions also ask
hat congress delay taking any action
mn the matter utnal after the meeting
s held. Telegraphic calls to attend
he meeting were sent out to all com
Rtesointlions of Itespect.
Die it resolved that we, the members
nd oficers of Niagara Tribe No. 42,
0 . R. M., hereby extend to Drother
~. K. Wright our heart's sympathy in
is had bereavement and be It further
esolved that as God in is wisdom
as seen fit to remove from Brother
.Vright his companion in life, may Glod
1lso help him to say. "Thy will be
Ione"'. As God is infinitely good and
loes all things well and for his own
glory. Hie it further resolved,
That a copy of this resolution be
preadl on the min!utes of this tribe
'or remembrance and Brother Wright
'urnishe(d with a copy and~a copy also
ient. to the Liaurens Advertiser for
E. A. HARRIS,
W. K. STEOWART,
Gli1con. A 0., uMac 4, 1920n
LITTLE AIIL PLAYS
June Roscoe, Ten Years Old, [*hows
temarkable Talent-4Studying at
Anderson, March 7.--Anderson Is
proud of having a child prodigy In
music in ten year old June Roscoe.
She plays the most difficult music
from the old masters with great case
and expression, the only difficulty be
ing that her hand is so small that she
can scareely make the octaves and
chords. June has been under the tu
torage of Miss Denmark of Anderson
college for almost two years. Recently
Mr.- and Mrs. -Roscoe went to Green
ville to make their home. June was
broken-hearted at giving up her teach
er and the musical career which had
been planned for her, and the collego
was equally anxious to' keel) such a
l)rodigy .so Andersoit college adopted
June, and they wil~lkeeo)her there un
til she completes 'her. musical educa
tion. She is under the direct chap
eronage of Miss 'Denmark, and Is a
great favorite with the students. She
says that she Isn't a bit ho'meslek, and
is delighted that she can stay with
Anderson college until she gets
through. She is also taking an Eng
TURKEY MAKES DENIAL.
Constantinople, March G.-Since
news of the 'Marash massacre became
public there have been daily rumors of
1 movement against the Armenians
alsewhere, to the -great 'alarm of the
Armenian population. The Turkish
!oreign office today issued a communi
'OLately rumors have been printed
n the Armenian journals concerning
iew Armenian massacres in Anatolia.
[t is officially declared that, except
ng for clashes and brawls in the re
ion of Marash between the Turks and
It is throug
the new st3
it is here
At the sta
"What is S
ideas, as w
Armenians which were caused by acts
of violence ani a massacre against
Mussulmans, no movement has been
made against the 'Armenians in any
part of Anatolia.
"These reports lhave been spread for
the purpose of .prejudicing European
public Opinion and the peace confer
ence against Turkey at a time when
its destiny is being discussed."
-Statement of the Condition of the
BANK OF CR01S0 ILL
Iocated at Cross 11111, . C., at the
close of business March 1, 1920.
JLoans and iDiscounts .. ..$324,817.71
Overdrafts -..-...... 723.92
Bonds and Stocks Owned by
the (lank-. 143,000.00
Furniture and Fixtures 1,857.40
Bank-ing iHouse-...... 1,250.2>t
Due from -Banks and .Bank
er's 7.. ........... ..74,877.72
Currency -----...... 2,127.00
Silver and Other Coin .. -1,282.04
'Checks and .Cash Items .. 275.63
Capital Stock Paid in .. ..$ 50,000.00
Surplus Fund ........ 25,000.00
Undivided IProfits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
'Paid - -.............1-1,614.40
Individual Deposits Subject
to Check .. ..$197,239.50
Time Certificates of De
posit .. .. .. 132,478.89
Cashier's Checks 1,161.94 3-0.880.33
Total ........ ....$420,494.73
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Iflefore me came W. P. Martin. Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly dworn. says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
W. 'P. MARTIN.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 8th day of -March, 1920.
R. A. BOYCE,
Correst Attest: 1V.C. Rasor, R. A.
Austin, J. H. Miller, Directors.
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We have a stock of well-selected Seed
Peanuts, stored from early picked nuts,
sound and well matured. We offer while
they last at following prices:
N. C. Runner - $2.50 per bushel
White Spanish $3.75 per bushel
Bunch - - - $2.50 per bushel
You may be able to find peanuts to
plant later in season, but we don't believe
there will be any sound stock, planting
nuts to offer. Our stock will hardly last
The above prices are f. o. b. Geneva
and Chanceller, Ala. Cash with order.
Put up in four bushel bags. No order
filled for less than four bushels.
Hand & Company
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