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Gives Pickens Countyo ews SUBCRITIO PRICE EN1 stPUBLISHED WEEKLY 44Ented April 23, 1903 at Pickens, S.C. as second class mail matter. under Established 1871-Volume 44 PICKENS, S. C., OCTOBER .9 94NfE 5 Congress Adjourns After Long Session After being in continuous ses sion since the inauguration of Wodrow Wilson, a period of nea'ly nineteen months, the Six tySthird congress adjourned its stcond session Saturday when prolonged efforts to procure cot ton relief legislation finally col lapsed. Leaders in this move ment agreed to adjourn only on conditim that pending cotton measures would have right of way when congress reassembles December 7. Cedar Rock News "Jack" was a visitor to our burg Sunday. Miss Vivian Hendrix was the $ruest of Miss Viola Porter last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Jones were in Pickens shopping last Saturday. A number of the Cedar Rock club attended the fair at Vine land last Tuesday. Mr. Frank Barnett of Taylors week-end here as the est of relatives. John P. Porter of Anderson is visiting his parents,Mr.and Mrs. D. A. Porter, at present. Mrs.Lou Cisson and daughter, Miss Lula, were the guests of Mrs. Joel H. Miller last Friday. Mr. B. H. William and wife were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Robinson of Dacusville, Sunday. Jim Fendley and wife were the guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Julian, last Sunday. Taylor Jones and family of the Concord section were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.Z.T.Jones recently. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stew art are visiting the latter's moth er, Mrs. Bettie R6binson. in Greenville. Mrs. Elmer Triop and children of near Pickens were recent vis itors at the home of Mr.and Mrs. T. A. Julian. Mrs. Carrie Robinson and chil 'dren have just returned to Don alds, after an extended visit here - ?with friends and relativez. Oscar Hays and wife of the Bethlehem section spent the week-end as guests of the form er's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. N, Hays. Cedar Rock church mnet Sun day morning at 11 o'clock and re-elected Rev. R. S. Saunders of Mt. Airy, Ga., as pastor for the ensuing year. Most everybody in our neigh borhood is arranging their work so as to be able to attend the cir cus which is billed to exhibit in Easley Saturday, 31st. REXIE. Pleasant Grove News The heaviest rain fell in this. section Thursday, Oct. 15, that we have had for some time. While Otis McJunkin of this section was in Easlev last Tues day his mule ran away and the wagon was badly damaged. Mr. McJ unkin was uninjured. Wake up, Proe'ressive, and let us hear from you, and tell us what has become of Cotton Ed Smith of South Carolina. We - are very anxious to know what -he is doing for the farmers on the cotton situation. During the freshet last week a bridge was washed away from e across the creek on J.P, Anders' place. This blocked travel a few days, but as soon as the - waters receded Mr. Anders built V the bridge back. A FARMER. Cross Roads News Mrs. W. D. Freeman visited her sister in Anderson recently, Miss Nannie Mae Jones went to Chick Springs 3rd Sunday afternoon. Miss Maggie Bates and broth 1er Clive visited Misses Sadie and Clovie Looper recently. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fendley visited Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hen dricks Sunday afternoon. L Several of the Cross Roads Speople attended the singings at Mt. Tabor and Giiffin Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Jones, of Easley wpre guests of the latters parents, \KMr. and Mrs. B. F. Farmer. Mrs. B. H. Whitmire is re ported to be right sick. Her many friends wish for her a speedy recovery. JIumY. ? SOMETHING GOOD + ? ~TO DRINK a$Bennington-Hall Bakerized Steel-+ *Cht Coffee *- The Votan2 ocha and Java ee aThe Votan Tea the Best in the +A mellow, fine d satisfying * Coffee and Tea 'th a de lightful, lingeri after- + taste SFolger, Thornie & Co. : Pickens Route 2 Mrs. Sam Ferguson is visitin in Greenville this week. Miss Della Bowen spent Sur day with Miss Mollie Pilgrim. I -. and Mrs. "avne Pilgrit sper.. Sunday their son.Jo Pilgrim. Glenn Rig,, Saturda night with h, , Blume Riggins. Ed Nations yroute3 who has been ve with feve1 is improving. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Smit spent the day with his mothe last Sunday at Cateechee. Jerry Nations gave a cotto picking last Thursday, whic was greatly enjoyed by all wh attended. WILD ROSE. Pickens Route 4 Mr. Arthur Simmons was th guest of Mr. Fraser Edens las Sunday. Mr. Buren Clark and famil were the guests of Mr. and Mrn J. L. Simmons last Sunday. Mr. Grover Hendricks an wife of the Cedar Rock sectio visited Mr. J. A. Holder Satui day and Sunday. The health of this commurilit is very good at this writing, ex cepting everybody has the blue over the price of cotton. SWEET VIOLETS. Pickens Route 5 John 8kelton and Marsha Martin of the Six Mile sectio: were in this section a few day ago. Mr. Harvie Murphree,who ha been absent from this count several years, has returned t his home here. The death angel came to th home of Mr. and Mrs. Redmoni Green last week and carrie away their infant child. It wa hard to give it up, but it ha gone to rest. Henry Parrott, D. A. Parrot and W. M. Parrott and tw daughters, Gertrude and Maud have just returned from a visi to relatives and friends in Oct ee and Anderson counties, ar report an enjoyable trip. Boggs-Tribble A wedding took place at th home of J. McD. Bruce, uncl of the bride, last Thursday after noon, when Miss Helen Bogg became the wife of Mr. J. W Tribble, of Anderson, Souti Carolina. The ceremony wa performed by the Rev. Wither spoon Dodge, of Anderson. Th bride is the accomplished daugh ter of the late Julius E. Boggs Mr. Tribble is a young busines man of Anderson. On accoun of the recent death of the bride' father, only a few relatives anm riends were present when tha marriage was solemized. Floyd McCullum Reprieved Gov. Blease has granted a re prieye from October 30 to Febru iry 6 to Floyd McCullum, whi was convicted in Pickens count' in September of this year 0: riminal assault and was sen tenced to death. Locals T. S. Stribling arrived in Pick ens last Friday and entdred upoi his duties as salesman with tIhi Heath-Bruce-Morrow Co. Mr Stribling comes from Seneca where he was in the hardwar4 business. S. E. Merrill, who has beei visiting homefolks in this coun ty for some time, left Tuesday for Asheville, N. C., where h< will spend a few days before re turning to his home in Penn Mississippi. The first lyceum number to bi seen in Pickens this season wil appear at the school auditoriun Nove;nber 17. Five number will appear here this season an< may be seen cheap by buying season ticket. Mr. B. S. Ellison of Picken was the first one to pay his taxe his year. He has been first fo he three last years. Mr. Elli on is a hard-working. conscien ious citizen and attends strictl: to his own busiess. The Pickens train will maki an extra trip to accommodata those who wish to attend th< tght performance of Sparks show. The train will leavi Pickens at 7.30 and returning will leave Easley at 11. Word has reached this offic, of the serious illness of our good friend and citizen of Mile Creek L. R. Dalton. We express th, desire, and feel certain that man, will join us. that he will soon b ALLIED WARSHIPS AID LAND FORCES I Fighting Shifts To French Coast And The e Allied Ships Hurl Shells at Germans r THE INVASION OF ENGLAND Is Believed To Be The Plan Of Ger man Kaiser-Control Of French Coast Necessary - r For the first time since the European war began the warships of Great Bri ain and France are playing an import. o ant part in the great struggle. Here tofore their principal duty has been to patrol the seas, protecting their merchantmen and guarding their home coasts. When the great conflict in France was shifted from the fron e tier to the west coast the cruisers and monitors of the Allies' fleets were brought into action and assisted very I largely in holding the Germans in check. With the control of the entire coun try of Belgium all the way to the coast 3 all that the Germans need now to be gin their campaign against England is the command of the French coast. In this the allies are stubbornly resisting the Germans. In recent reports from s London it is said the British navy played an important part and co-oper ated with the land forces in repulsing the German armies. It was during this fighting that the entire Belgian army, which has been lost sight of for nearly a week, was found inFrance fighting side by side with the allies. I There is a belief in the minds of military experts that an attempt on S the part of the Germans to attack England would mean a speedy culmi nation of hostilities. Though no defi s nite information has been given out I it is generally believed that England 3 is thoroughly prepared for an aerial attack by German Zeppelins. Search lights sweep the sky incessantly dur ing the nights and -British airmen stand ready day and night to launch their craft to do battle in mid-air with B the invaders. S In view of the fact that the British coast is heavily mined and the great t warships of Great Britain are con y stantly patroling the North sea and especially the coast of the British. Isles it would require a superhuman effort on the part of the kaiser and his - staff to land German soldiers on Brit ish soil. Should the German navy endeavor to escort the transports car rying the invading army to England it would precipitate a naval battle be tween the warships of the nations. This the Germans have so far been a careful to avoid. 3 In the eastern theater of war the - fighting has been heavy at all times. SA definite idea of the results of this conflict now being waged by the Aus tro-German armies against the Rus sians in East Prussia, - Galicia, and Russian Poland is impossible because -of the conflicting reports that are re ceived daily from Petrograd, Vienna -, and Berlin. On the same day dis . patches will be received from -Petro :s grad telling of the utter rout of the t Germans in Russian Poland, the plight of the- Austrian armies in Galicia and the success of the Russian armies in SEast Prussia, while dispatches from Berlin *and Vienna will claim great victories against the Russians in the same battles. However, there does not seem to be any important success es on the part of either of the armies. Germans Sink 13 Merchantmen - London.--A dispatch from Teneriffe, ) Canary Islands, to The Daily Mail, re rports that the German cruiser Karls ruhe has sunk thirteen British mer-. . chantment in the Atlantic. The news of the Karlshuhe's exploit according to the Daily Mail's Teneriffe corre spondent, was brought to that port by the German steamer Crefeld, which ar rived there with the crew of the Brit ish steamer Strathroy, Maplebranch, . Highland Hope, Indrani, Rio Iguasua, tFain, Niceto, Maria de Larrinaga, Cer Svantes, Cornish City, Pruth, Conder. 'and Lynrowan, all of which were sunk *by the Karlsruhe. The Crefeld was accompanied into port by the German steamers Patagonla, Rio' Negro and Asuncion. Preparing To Invade England - Copenhagen-Two ship yards at~ Kiel, the Germania and the Howard, Sare building thirty armored lighters capable of carrying 500 men each and traveling at the rate of nine miles an hour to proceed to the river Scheldt should events permit the landing of SGerman troops on the coast of Eng land. It Is asserted that three of these lighters are completed and al ready on their way to the Scheldt. The SGermans are building an airship shed Iin Schleswig for two large Zeppelins. London.--The admiralty issued a statement outlining steps that are be Sing taken to round up the eight or 3 nine German cruisers at large in the e Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. - These two cruisers "include the 2Em - den, which has sunk or captured twen Sty British vessels to date in the In-' -dian ecean, and the Karlhiuhe, which has taken thirteen British ships in the IAtlantic. There are seventy of the Allies' warships searching for these Scruisers. SAmong the out-of-town guests C who attended the Boggs-Tribble wedding last- Thursday were Misses Annie and Bessie Tribble, a Mrs. Tribble and Mr. and Mrs. I B. B. Gossett of Anderson; Mr. ,and Mrs. Will Robinson, Miss a Frances Robinson and Julius r Boggs of Easley; Mrs. J. F.Car a penter and Miss Nina Carpenter Snf Greenvilie. A DAY V Allies and Germans Both Win Washington.-After days of inces sant fighting, dents at last have beer 3de in that part of the battle linc which had run virtually straight north and south from Ypres in Belgium tc the bend in the elbow in the vicinity of the forest of Aigue in France. Just a short distance above its cen ter this line now curves like an in. verted letter "S," the allies having pushed back the Germans east of Ar mentieres in an endeavor to press on to Lille, and the Germans having forc ed the allies to give ground around La basse, probably hoping to obtain con. trol of Bethune, a railroad ' centei seven miles west of Labasse. That ground has been won and losi in this district is admitted in the lat est French official report. It seems improbable, however, that either en gagement was decisive as the report declares actions near Labasse and Ar mentieres, near Arras, on the same line a short distance south of La basse, continue with great violence, In fact, the report says that generally speaking the situation on this part of the war front remains the same. Of fighting near the coast, where Briti-h and French naval -vessels are endeavoring to aid the allied troops in holding back the German advance nothing was vouchsafed in the report Altkirch, in upper Alsace, neir the Swiss frontier, has been taken by the French at the point of the bayonet. Since the outbreak of the war this town has been the scene of much fighting and several times has chang ed hands. Another German War Loan Berlin.-The following account of the meeting of the Prussian diet was given out in official quarters in Ber-. lin: "A Prussian war loan of $375,000,000 was passed unanimously, even the So. ciaists supporting the resolution. Money was voted for the relief of the province of east Prussia, which has suffered the most during the war, and for other military purposes." Other information given out in Ber lin- says: "The Danish steamer Rolf, from New York for Christiana, carrying 20,00 tons of corn, has been captured by a British cruiser and taken into Scot land. "A German hospital ship, searching the sea for men from German torpedo boat destroyers sunk by the British, has been forced to go into an English harbor by a British cruiser. "A German naval officer has dis covered in Antwerp a letter addressed to an English surgeon, Richard Read ing, a volunteer in the Belgian ma chine gun corps, written by his sister, Jennie, and dated Birmingham, Sep tember 28, in which are the following words: "'I would like to be a nurse; I could kill one or two Germans.' "The British are bombarding the open Belgian town of Ostend. "Reliable official reports declare that there is in Germany a sufficient supply of cereals to meet amply all re quirements until the next harvest, and that the stock of cattle is sufficient tc provide an ample supply of meat." British Seize Oil Ships Washington.-Great Britain's deter mination to keep from Germany car goes of illuminating oil which might be made fuel for army motor trucks, Zeppelins and aeroplanes, is responsi ble for the seizure of American Stand ard Oil steamers by the British cruis ers. This fact was developed in con ference here after the state depart ment had requested the release of the tanker John D. Rockefeller. The Stand ard Oil company has asked the state department to secure release of twc more of its ships. Food For Starving Belgians London.-After diplomatic negotla tions lasting several weeks, in whicli American Ambassador Page acted as intermediary between -Belgium, Eng land and Germany, an agreement has been reached by which the starving Belgians will be fed by a commissior of Americans in London and Brussels headed by Herbert C. Hoover of Cali fornia, who has acted as chairman o: the American relief committee in Lon don. It is estimated that 700.000 Bel gians who are still in their own coun try are' on the verge of starvation. "The Trey 0' Hearts" The Sentinel's new serial story. "The Trey 0' Hearts." by Louis Joseph Vance. author of "the Fortune Hunter." "The Brass Bowl," "The Black Bag," etc., begins in next week's paper. This story is said by those who have read it to be one of absorb ing interest. Be sure to start wih the first igse. 11LL COME Russians Cross The Vistula Petrograd.-The following official communication was issued by the Rus sian general staff: "The energetic offensive of our ar ies, which have crossed the Vistula on a large front, encounter no resist ance on the part of the Germans, who continue to retreat. -In the trenches below Ivargorod we took large quantities of war stores and ammunition abandoned by the re serve corps of the Prussian guard in its hasty retreat. "The Austrian armies' continue to fight with stubbornness on the Vistula, on the San and particularly to the south of Przemsyl. "In east Prussia there is no change in the situation." Uprisings In Portugal Lisbon.-The Monarchists of Portu gal made attempts to effect uprisings. There were outbreaks at various places, especially in the northern part of Portugal, which for a time was cut off from telegraphic communication with Lisbon. A sharp conflict took place at Mafra between 100 civilians and Rep'ublican troops. Belgian Army Joins Allies From the Battle Front.-The Belgian army, with the English channel on its extreme wing, is showing a marvelous fighting spirit, despite its long, hard campaign and disappointment over the loss of Antwerp and other cities. In the terrific open struggle along the frontier the Belgians, with the French and British, have repelled with the greatest energy, incessant German attacks. The German heavy artillery poured a bombardment on the allied positions, but the Belgians counter-attacked and forced the in vaders to retire nearly five miles. Germans Repulsed In Poland Petrograd.--The Russian official statement says: "German troops which had occupied the roads leading to Warsaw, in the region north of the River Pilitza, have been repulsed and are in full retreat, leaving their wounded on the battle field. "The Germans have abandoned the positions they had fortified in advance. "The Russian troops are energetical ly advancing along the whole front '"The enemy is still occupying the left bank of the Vistula south of the Pi litza and as far as Sandomir. "The Russians w ho for eight days had been gallantly holding the region of Kozenitz under unfavorable condi tions and heavy artillery fire, achiev ed considerable success on October 20 and their position on the left bank of Vistula is now secured. "The attempts by the Austrians to cross the River San below Przemsyl have been checked and tihe Russians are assuming the offensive there. "In the region south of Przemsyl are found the remains of all the Austrian corps defeated in prior fights in Gali cia. Here the Russian troops are ener getically checking the advance of numerous bodies of the enemy. '"There is no essential change in I~ast Prussia. We are at present in touch with the enemy on a front cov ering over four hundred versts (about 267 miles) from the lower Bzoura to tihe slopes of tihe Carpathian moun tains. Allies Checked, Berlin Claims Berlin.-Engagemenlts continue near Nieuport, Belgium, and Lille, where the allied forces have been trying to beat back the German advance. The French for several days have been at tacking desperately in the vicinity of Lille, but according to headquarters' bulletins all tihe attacks have been re pulsed with heavy losses to the al lies. It is announced that the allies have made a stand behind the river Yser in an attempt there to check the Ger man advance along tihe coast. Japs Occupy Another Island Tokio.-The navy department has announced tihe occupation for military purposes of strategically important slands, In the Marianne, or Ladrone, Marshall, East Caroline and West Caroline archlipelagoes. Previous an noucement has been made of the oc cupation by Japan of islands in the Marshall and Caroline group. The occupation of an Island In the Mari anne or Ladrone. group has not here tofore been reported. The Marianne islands lie directly east of Luzon and jabout 1.700 miles from Manila. Miss Janet Bolt Sick Miss Janet Bolt, daughter of vr. and Mrs. J. L. Bolt of Eas ley, went to Columbia Tuesday or the purpose of having an operation performed o n h e r throat. Miss Janet, was recent ly- forced to discontinue her studies at Anderson college on RESERVE BANKS TO OPEN NOVEMBER 161 McADOO ANNOUNCES DATE AL. THOUGH MANY DIRECTORS WANTED IT LATER. WILL BENEFIT THE SOUTH! Help Business In All Sections nd Especially the South.-Release Over $400,000,000. Washington.-The 12 Faral re serve banks of the new banking sys tem will be opened for ru.essr.csS No vember 16. This was ofilcially au- I nounced. Secretary McAdoo, aut'iorized by the currency act to namtle the open ing date, made the announcetaent His choice of the sixteent'i xas made despite thc recent recom:dad'.o:1 of tfe directors and governors of the 12 Laaohs against opening betere Novem ber 3O. Mr. McAdoo declared he had reach ed his decision after discussion with the Federal Reserve Board and be cause of emergency conditions in the South. He believes the opening of the banks, especially helpfuli there, will benefit business in all sections. In a statement the secretary made i t clear that under the new system the Federal Government wil be able by deposits from the gen eral fund of the Treasury in reserve banks to aid producers of staples. The new reserve requirements, he pointed out, will release more than $400,000, 000 of money now held by National banks as reserves and will add great ly to the loaning power of the banks. The statement in part follows: "I have determined to anuounce on the sixteenth day of No'ember, 1914. the establishment of the Federal reserve banks in all the Federal re serve districts. On that date the new reserve requirements for National banks, as prescribed by the act, will become operative. "I am impelled to this decision par ticularly because of the emergency conditions in the south and the con fident belief that the prompt.opening of the reserve banks w4l be very help ful to the cotton situation and to general business In all sections of the country. "This conclusion has been reached after a thorough discussion with my associates on the Federal Reserve Board and also after full considera tion of the views expressed by the di rectors of the Federal reesrve banks at their rectn conference. "I am fully aware of the physical difficulties that must be overcome to set the reserve banks in motion on the sixteenth of November but the directors of these banks represent the highest degree of American banking ability and I am sure that not only can they meet the situation but that they will cheerfully take up the task in the same fine spirit of public ser vice which animated their discussionsI at the Washington conference. CARMAN JURY MISTRIAL. Unable to Agree on Verdict After Thirteen Hours' Deliberation. Mineola N. Y.-The jury in the case of Mrs. Florence Conklin Carman, charged with the murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey, failed to reach a ver dict after 13 hours and 20 minutes of deliberation. At 10:55 a. m. it re ported its inability to agree and was discharged. Ten jurors are said to have voted for acquittal and two for conviction of murder in the first degree on the final ballot. The jury was out about 13 hours. District Attorney Smith said that it was unlikely Mrs. Carman ever wgould be brought to trial again. Attorneys for Mrs. Carman will ask that she be admitteh to bail and the district attorney Is not expected to .ppose such a step. The defendant collapsed in the court room after the jury was dis charged, and it was said at the jai'l that she had been crying constantly ever since she was returned to her cell. Carranza Man Breaks. El Paso, Texas.-General Maclovia Herrera, a Carranza follower, has broken the armistice fixed by the peace convention at Aguas Calientes and attacked Parral, Chihuahua, ac cording to official Constitutionalist advices a few days ago. In the battle which occurred at Aguas Calientes the Carranza troops were repulsed. The town was defended by 2,000 Vil a troops. Herrera was said to have 1.200 men. The fight lasted five hours and about 300 were killed on either side. Southern Senators Remain. Washington-Among the few Con gressman remaining in the capital were several Southern representatives who stayed with a view to expediting cotton relief legislation when Con gress reassembles in December. A special house committee on cotton leg islation, appointed in the last hours of the session, will meet to go over the situation. Representative Mann, the Republican leader, was one of those named but he announced he would be unable to serve until after the election. The family of Mr. J. L. O. Thompson. formerly of Pickens.' but who for the past year have lived in Greenville, moved back to Pickens last week and are now occupying their house here. Mir. Thompson was formerly editor of The Sentinel. -He will not join his family here at pres ent. as his duties will not permit it. They have many friends here who will welcome them. ha1k t o the o1l home. Liberty Locals Mrs. McMullan of Hartwell, Ga., is the guest of her daugh ter, Mrs. C. W. Rice. The Misses Meacham,students at Chicora college, sptnt the week-end with Mrs.J.C.Hunter. Joe Holland, a Wofford stu dent, spent the week-end with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Holland. The October meeting of the Keowee chapter, U. D. C., was was held at the home of Mrs. Emps Cantrell Monday after noon, October 19. There was a full attendance of the members, besides several visitors. After reports from all officers the pro gramme was rendered. J. A. McWorter, a Confederate vet eran,and Mrs.A.F. McCord gave accounts of domestic life in Dixie, 1861-65. A parer on the confidence placed by Southern ers in their negro slaves and how justified was read by Mrs. W.B. Glenn. A'social half hour was then spent, when -the hostess served a salad course. Meeting at Antioch The series of meeting closed at Antioch Baptist church, on last Wednesday night, with five additions to the church by ex perience. Rev. W. M. Walker, did the preaching, assisted by Revs. H. F. Wright and B. M. Smith, Rev. B. F. Murphree was taken sick and could not be with us. Mr. Walker certainly did some as uplifting, inspiring, spiritual, zospel preaching, we think, as we ever listened to. The church was greatly revived 'spiritually, and backsliders reclaimed. The baptizing will take place, next Sunday m o r n i n g at 10:40 D'clock, Nov. 1. The service will be conducted by Rev. B. F. Murphree, who will preach at 11:30 following the baptizing. A. T. WINCHESTER, Church Clerk. Creamery at Clemson Interest in the cooperative reamery recently established by Clemson College in coopera tion with the United States De partment of Agriculture is in reasing rapidl y. Creamery routes have been established >ut of Liberty and Westminister and farmers throughout Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Spartan burg and Greenville counties 1 ire requesting information about 1 he project. The creamery is to be made a big factor in dairy Farming in upuer South Caro mia. Another Amendmnit To Be Voted On The following resolution, in iddition to others printed else where in this issue, will be voted n in the general election. The notice to publish this resolution1 :ame to this office too late to be printed with the other proposed imendments: No. 243. A JOINT RESOLUTION to Propose an Amendment to Article X of te Con-. stitution, by Adding Thereto Section 16, to Empower the Cities of Sumter and Darlington and the Towns of Bel ton and Walhalla to Assess Abutting Property for Permanent Improve ments. Section 1. Proposed Amendment to Article X of the Constitution.-Be it 'esolved by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That the Eollowing amendment to Article X of the State Constitution. to be known as ection 16 of said Article X, be agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected. to each House and entered on the Jour sals respectively, with the yeas and says taxen thereon, and be submitted to the qualified electors of the State at the next general election thereafter for Representatives, to-wit: Add the fol towing section to Article X of the Con titution, to be, and be kilown, as Sec tion 16: Section 16. Sumter, Darlington, Bel ton and Walhalla to Be permitted tol Assess.Abutting Property for Perma 2ent Improvements. -The General As sembly may authorize the corporate authorities of the cities of Sumter and Darlington and the towns of Walhalla nd Belton to levy an assessment upon butting property for the purpose of paying for permanent :mprovements on streets and sidewalks or streets or side walks immediately abutting said prop erty: Provided, that said improvements shall be ordered only u.pon the written consent of one-half o-f the owners of the property abutting upon the street, sidewalk, or part of either, proposed to be improved; and upon condition that said assessment of abutting property owners shall not exceed-one-half of the cost of such improvements. Except in the city of Sumter where the corporate authorities shall pay at least one-third of the cost of such improvements, and the abutting property owners not ex ceeding two-thirds (2-3) of the cost thereof. A 2. Ballot. -That the electors voting atsuch general election in favor of the proposed amendment shall deposit a ballot with the following words plainly written or printed th:ereon: "Amand ment to Article X of 'tie Constitution, by adding Section 16, empowering the cities of Sumter and Darlington and the towns of Belton and Walhalla to assess abutting property for permanent im ment-Yes," and those voting against said proposed amendment shall deposit a ballot with the following words plain ly written or printed thereon: "Amend ment to Article X of the Constitution, by addiug Section 16, empowering the cities of Sumter and Darlington and the towns of Belton and Walhalla to assess abutting property for permanent im provement-NO." S3. Managers ot Election. -The man agers of election shall canvass saidvote and certify the result as now provided by law, and shall provide separate. bonxe for said ballots. $35,000,000 Bond Issue Before House Issue of $35,000,000 in bonds for retirement of cotton by .the state from the demoralized mar ket was authorized in a meas ure passed by the senate Wed nesday by a vote of 25 to 4. Pro vision is made for expending the proceeds either in direct pur chase, at 10 cents per pound, or by loans at 9 cents per pound. The bill is to come before the house this week. A committee :omposed of two members of the enate and two members of the house, headed byrepresentative Dick, was sent to Washington to consult with the federal re erve board as to its attitude toward the proposed bond issue by this state. The committee made the fol lowing report upon their return from Washington: The committee, accompanied by Congressman Lever, called >n President Wilson. President Wilson showed he was thorough ly conversant with the general ituation in the cotton belt and was well posted on conditions in - this state. His reception of the committee was more than cor dial and his suggestions on how to prcceed were exceedingly valuable and along .practical lines. The committee asked if the proposed South Carolina bonds, f issued, would be accepted by the federal reserve banks as collateral when presented by their mergbership banks for re discount. The question was re erred to Mr. Elliott, who. gave an un officil opinion th would be acceptabl. e com mittee embodied this opinion in a written communication to the board, and by them it will be re erred to the attorney general of 'he United States for an official :ount. Judge Shipp Holding Court in Greenville Judge Shipp, who after hold ng the October term of court 1ere went to Greenville and vill have a long term of court ;here. When he concludes with the oming term of three weeks of he court of general ocamions. rudge Shipp will have had five reeks steady woik on the ench in that city. For the >ast two weeks he has been itting on the bench in the court >f common pleas and has had ome heavy suits tried before iim. The following cases will come ip this week: The case of the State against i negro named Ware, accused >f murder will be called. The rhe defendant is represented by Jothran, Dean & Cothran. This - dlling was unusual, .as some ~hing like a duel was fought by ~he two negroes involved. Another case of interest is hat of the State against H. T. rhompson, accused of rare. rhompson was tried at a prior erm and was sentenced to the ~lectric chair. A. H. Dean, as is counsel secured after the Frst trial, a new trial for this an, and it is expected that estimony' of a sensational and revolting nature will be adduced. The case of the State against Nix, a white man accused of .fanticide, will also be called. rhe defendant is represented by James II. Price. The case of the State against Nelson Farmer, -the - negro -ac used of uxoricide, anda hwo made an attempt to taks his wn life, will also be gialled. The case of the State a'gainst I? W.'S. Chadwick, on- the morn ing of October the 5th is alleged bo have killed Deputy Sheriff Lindsay, will be of great intere st. S. J. Nicholls, of Spartan., burg will defend Chadwick, nd Solicitor Bonham willbQ assisted in the prosecution bv A. H. Dean. Open Office at Easley 7; Smith, and DuBose, lawi have opened an office at Ea The Progress says: "We are pleased to note: the law firm of Smitha Bose has opened an off new building adjoining. ley Loan and Trust Table Rock Street. is composed of Lloyd and Allison P. Dubose~ former having lived all hs in Easley, is well and favorah known to us. He is heir: many of the traits of mind character which contribu the remarkable successa. bar of his grandfather, the. C. L. Hollingsworth.E bad thorough prepat his pr~fession. He is f inl having associated wit r. DuBose, whose a likewise were of intel moral force in South and who is fully his life-work. These will have two fi Pickens, the othei) to them."