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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1911.
Dr. W. J. Martin, of David
ONE OF THE PILLOWS
OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE
Dr. Martin Has the Mutter under Con
sideration and will Give on Answer
within n Few Days?Strong Efforts
will be Made to Hold Him at Pres
ent Post of Duty.
The trustees of the Presbyterian
College of South Carolina held a meet
ing last week, the object of which
was to elect a president of the col.
logo. The trustees asked Dr. W, J.
Martin of Davidson College, to he
come the president of the college in
Clinton and are now awaiting his an
swer. No intimation has been given
that ho will accept. His answer is ex
pected within a day or two.
The trustees of the college decided
some time ago that Dr. Martin would
be a good man for the presidency and
they decided to ask him to accept the
office. He was asked about the mat
ter and agreed to come to Clinton
and look over the field. This week
Dr. Martin met with the trustees
of the college in Clinton and the con
dition of things was fully mapped out.
Tbe olllce was offered to Dr. Martin
and he was asked to accept. He agreed
to consider the matter f ir a few days
and give the trustees an answer. His
answer Is expected within a day or
Dr. Martin is professor of chem
istry in Davidson College at David
son, N. C. He js well known through
out the Carolinas, and especially in
the Piedmont section. Dr. Martin Is
one of the lending members of the
Davidson faculty, jvnd is a man uni
. versally liked and respected. He Is
intelligent and business like turn
is considered one of the pillows of
Davidson College. The North Caro
lina school will doubtless put up a
light before agreeing to give him up.
The Presbyterian College of South
Carolina has been without a presi
dent since last June. Dr. Robert
Adams was president for several
years, being elected on the death of
President Neville. Dr. Adams was
president for three years. Since his
resignation last June. Dr. Adams has
been pastor of the Presbyterian
church at I'.lackstock.
The tniKtoes of the college have
been making efforts to secure si pres
ident since June and several names
have been suggested and considered.
Professor Spencer has been acting
president since the office was left va
The trustees feel that Dr. Martin
would make a good president and
they are in great hopes that he will
accept the office. As strong Influences
will probably be used by the David
ton authorities to keep nlm there as
are being used to bring him to South
Carolina. Dr. Martin is well known
in South Carolina.
H AS OPENED L A \\ OFFICE.
llr. .lames II. Sullivan u Grudnato of
the Cnivorsltj of S. C. Begins Prac
Mr. .lames If. Sullivan a well-known
young Laurons man has opened an
office here, having decided to practice
law in his native city. Mr. Sullivan
is a bright and business-like young
fellow and bids fair to mako a sec
cess of iiis .hosen profession. He
graduated from the University of
South Carolina In 1908, where ho took
a prominent stand in scholarship and
student activities. He graduated With
the degree of B. A. and in tho follow
ing year was given the degree of Mas
ter of Arts. During this sosslon he
also attended tho University Law
School where he mndo a fine record
for himself. After leaving college
he entered the law office of Mr. V'. P.
Moflownn here, where ho received ex
cellent training for his profession. In
December. 1910 he stood the OXOml
nation for entrance to the bar and
passed with a fine record
Mr. Sullivan has been located n the
Enterprise Bank building but follow
ing the formation of a partnership be.
ween Messrs Ferguson, Featherstone
and Knight, he moved to the olllce
formerly occupied by Mr. Knight, in
the Barksdole building.
MR. J, W. I>. WATTS RETURNS.
Yery Enthusiastic over his Trip to
Columbus und RoIIcvph thot South
Curolinu will got tho Corn Exposi.
Mr. J. W. D. Watts, who represent
ed this county at the Corn Exposi
tion In' Columbus, O., and who was a
member of the delegation to procure
the exposition for Columbia next year,
has returned home. Mr. Watts is very
enthusiastic over his trip and says
that he believes that Columbia will
land the show. He therefore urges
all the farmers to make preparations
at once for displays next fall when the
exposition opens. He says that he
wants to see L#urens county head the
list when it comes to taking off priz
es and he knows that this cannot be
done unless immediate steps are tak
en to prepare the land.
Mr. Watts says that he is even more
enthusiastic about agriculture than
ever before and adds that he will not
rest until he sees an agricultural de
partment in every school in the coun
ty, no matter how large or small. He
says that wo must have them and that
he is going to see that we do have
them. He urges every man in the
county to bestir himself along these
lines and work for the upbuilding of
the boys and girls of our county and
state and see to it that they remain
on the farm and prepare for a glori
He repeated his urgent request that
the farmers of Eaurens county prepare
for the show- next fall.
CONTINUES ON TAP.
Coleman Hunter Stole a Wheel and
Shot Craps with the Proceeds, being
Caught up with on Roth Charges.
Coleman Hunter, just finishing a
sentence of thirty days on the chain
gang for gambling, most probably will
be invited by Mag. Hudgens to spend
another short time with the county.
Deputy Sheriff Heid and Rural Police
man Sullivan have worked up a case
against him for stealing a bicycle.
On the 23rd of December Coleman re
lieved Mr. D. W. A. Neville, the well
known real estate agent of Clinton,
of a very valuable bicyc le. Five days
later he was found "rolling the bones"
presumably rising tho money procured
by the sale of Mr. Neville's wheel.
Carried before Judge Hudgens lie was
given the sentence above noted and he
was put to work. When Mr. Neville
reported the departure of his as heel,
the county sleuths got on the trail,
the clues leading them to suspect one
of the guests of the chain gang. Colo
man was confronted with the charge
and the proofs, lie has admitted his
! guilt and will bo tried for tin- nvccond
'charge within a few days.
Sheriff Uwings went to Spartan
jburg Saturday to bring back to the
! county .tail Sam Langs ton, who is ac
fiised ot receiving stolen goods. It
j Is said that Sam was in the habit of
buying stolen cotton seed, the seed
being brought to him after nlghif'ill
tit his home near Ore. This Is a pret
ty serious charge and he will be tried
! at the next term of court.
MONDAY WAS SALESDAY.
X l arge Crowd in Town ami Valuable
Propertj Brought Good Prices,
la spit" of the cold weather Monday
Id large number of people were in
town to attend the legal sales and the
land aale on Brooklyn Heights. The
following sales wore made bj the
Clerk of Court:
In the cnSc of W. 0. Craves el al.
vb Mollle Simms el al,, 180 acres,
known as tho Spoon place located on
Snluda River, was sold to w. If, liv
ing. Esq., of Qroenviilo, for $ir>io.
In the case of Martin vs Martin,
the tract of land near Chestnut Ridge
Church, containing 363 acres, was sold
to Mrs. Jessie Martin ror $4,0f>i).00
The land sale on Brooklyn Heights,
conducted by Mr. (filbert Copeland, tit
i (ractod a large number of buyers and
the lots brought good prices.
The Matrimonial Rureau.
Romance and luck worked together
to bring about the marriage <>r .lohn
Voting, of Sherman Tex , and Miss
Martha Allen of Moleotn, Ok? which
took place at Clinton. Ok. Voting form
erly worked in a Hour mill at Wenth
Orford, and while so ongng id Inserted ]
a note in the mouth of a sack asking
that whoever opened It write to him.
Miss Allen, while helping her mother;
in the kitchen one day, found the note!
and wroto Young
WEEK'S DOINGS IN
General Appropriation Bill
Has Already Passed.
TWO MILLION MARK
IS ALMOST REACHED
The Marriage License Law Which Has
Come up at Every Session of the
Legislature for Uie Past Few Years
has been Passed at Lust?Bill In
troduced by Rep. Nicholson.
Columbia, Feb. C.? (Special)?Dur
ing the past week the general assem
bly of 1911-12 has accomplished two
things that assure ot it remembrance
for some years to come. It has pass
ed the general appropriation bill earli
er in the session than was the case
With any previous legislature?the bill
was reported eight days earlier than
over before?and it has passed a mar
riage license law. It was a busy week,
filled with much constructive legisla
tion of many kinds. This week will
see the remaining general bills that
have found favor adopted and many
minor local or fo.' other reasons un
contosted measures enacted into law.
Then will arise the question. Why
not adjourn? If the legislature sits
for a fortnight longer?this week and
the next?it will round out 'he u?ual
forty days. It now seems likely that
final adjournment will bo taken Sat
urday nlgbt, Feb. 11. making the ses
sion approximately HO days.
lxjwndos Drowning of Union, chair
man of the house committee- on ways
and moans, was the lion of the past
week. Croat credit is duo him for the
masterly way in which he bandied his
big assignment. It is significant that
the appropriation bill wont through in
tact, except for such amendments as
ho himself offered.
Twice in the house last week ex
citoment was promised, over referenc
es by Dr. Turnbull or Alken to State
(lame Warden James Henry Rice, Jr.
and by Citizen Josh Ashley of Ander
son of l>r. John Porter llollis of York,
se< rotary of the State Child Labor
committee; but the incidents bio* ov
er vithout furnishing much "tony"
for the reporters, i>r. Turnbull ques
tioned the accuracy of statements in
Mr Rice's report and Mr. Asheloy in
timated that Dr. llollis, a former mem
ber ol the house, was employed by
New lCngland mill interests t;> lobby
for stringent laws or. children In the
South Carolina cotton mills.
In the Senat, thoro was pa^ftod W'tli
amendments Hue bill to return to s.ioh
no mtv s as umintair chain-Brutgii a"
the nblo-bot'ied male convicts now ? :n
ployc'3 in Ine ponlto*Ulary anl ?m tin
State farms. Whether the house will
pass the measure remains to be seen,
This bill if enacted Into law won Id be
one lor.g step toward something vari
ous members have wanted to see done
for it long time -the sale of the ?iute
farms and the closing of the hosiery
mill at tin- pen!tenetinry. Distribu
tion of thC Convicts as proposed would
leave Hip penitontinr,, with InsuHiolout
force to man the farms.
in the line af Constructive b- i
, lion nothing hotter has been done In
! years than the passage by the house
of tue Christel .sen-Vinceni drain: :-'
j bill, which wi'i . i-c pa.r the Sehnt?!
No county need avail itself of tho pro.
'. visions of the measure unless it \\ b i,
'es. bin in tho low-count ry COUIltlo!
such a law ?an be of tremendous as
sistance III i? e 1:m;ing sv ai. p Inlliis
I and enhancing tlx* values of hinds
now under cultivation.
The fifth Justice of the Supreme
Court will lik? ly be dm on Wednes
' d.a>. Tho candidates are Circuit ImlgCM
Watts and Memmlngor, Attorneys M.
Ii, Donham of Anderson. W. I?. Ol'U
bor of Wnlterboro and T H. Fr?ser
To Lecture at I.uniOrd.
Prof. A. Q. Reinheit, of Wofford
College, will lecture at the Lnnford
School building on Friday night, Feb
ruary 10th. An oyster supper will
b(> served after the lecture. The pub
lie is cordially invited to bo present.
spur Track Commenced.
The spur track, to be bull I to the
property of the Lniirens Class Works,
is under construction now and soon
will be finished. 'Ph.* contract for the
buildings, tanks etc.. which are nec
essary, will bo let within a few days.
BILL HAS PASSED
Will Give Impetus to Road
Building In This County.
WITH ADDED PENALTY
It Is Estimated that Around si.oun
Will ho Added to the Road Funds
Thrum:li the Means of this Measure.
Large Part of This Tax has Hereto
fore been Expended In Its Collection
A bill has passed both houses that
will go far towards aiding the build
ing of better roads In Laurens county.
The bill was passed primarily to force
the payment of the commutation tax.
which is dodged every year by many
of those who are liable to the tax in i
the county, and to cut out the great
, expense which has been gone to be- j
fore In collecting this tax. Hereto- j
fore the county authorities have had
I to hire men to hunt those up who were j
I delinquent and the cost in doing this |
! has often been more thai) the tax came I
It is estimated that the increase in j
the road tax for this county, through j
the means of this ;;x, will be around
$2.r.oo or $:looo. While this will not
enable Supervisor Humbert to under
take any special work of great im
portance, he will be enabled to do
more and better work along general
Following is the bill as introduced
by Hep. Miller and recommended by
the Laurens delegation:
A bill to provide for a Commuta
tion Road Tax for Laurens county.
ne it enacted by the General As
sembly of the State of South Caroli
Section 1. That each and every per
son In the county of Laurens liable
to road duty shall pay an annual coin
I mutation tax of $1.00 in lieu of per
forming the services now required
by law upon roads of said county,
said tax to be returned to the county
auditor and collected ity the county
, treasurer at the same time and in the
same manner as now provided for as
sessment and collection of poll tax
That a separate account of said com.
mutation tax shall no kopl by the
county treasurer, ami shall constitute
a part of the road fund of said coun
ty to bo expended ns nearly as prac
ticable in the communities from which
See. "j. That any person who shall
fail to pay gnld commutation tax shall
hi guilty of a mi.-.dem innor and, upon
conviction thereof by any court of
competent .jurisdiction, shall be pun
Ished by a line of not less th.m live
dollars nor more tlinvi twenty dollars,
or be confined M hard labor upon
i the public works of said county for
not less than (en days nor more than
Sec :\. That this Act shall not in
any way interfere with the collection
of the commutation lax due and col
lectible for said county o( Lauren.-- for
tho present year as now provided by
law. but the lax herein provided for
shall be assessed by the county audi
tor during the present year and col
beted by tho county treasurer at the
same time as other taxes are collected
for the present year ami in like man
ner every year thereafter.
Sec. i. That all Acta or parts of
Acts Inconsistent with tho provisions
of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. .">. This Act shall go into effect
immediately after its approval by the
\s will be aeon by this bill, the road
tax has been Increased by a half dol
lar and every person liable to it will
lie forcod to assess himself or suffer
i t'ne penalty.
At the 0 roam land.
Tim Dreamland Theatre Is rapidly
growing In favor. Last week the
crowds increased nightly and a num
ber of ladles and children attended
the matinees in the afternoon. All
this week. In addition to the motion
pictures, a minstrel porformnco will
he put on by really amusing actors.
The entertainment which they gaVO
Monday night, together with the unus*
linlly attractive plCUt.es, proved the
bi t that has been put on under the
now management. These black-face
artists, three In numlTcr. do their best
10 please and Judging from 'he np
idatise they were very successful in
their first i erformanc.!
DIL SEASHOLES FRIDAY.
Next Attraction of the School Lyceum
Course Is Expected to be Due of the
Best of the Course.
Dr. Charles L. Seasholes comes Fri
day night at the school auditorium
under auspices of the School Lyceum
course. We urge everyone to hear Dr.
Seasholes as we believe he is one of
our very strongest attractions. Have
your tickets ready at the door. Gen
eral admission T>0 cents, children 25
The Eureka Glee Club will ho with
us on March 29th; Dr. W. T. S. Culp,
on April 5th.; and Tho Lyric Glee
Club on April 28th. Please write
these dates on your ticket so as not
to forget them.
Dr. Chas. L. Seasholes has consent
ed to deliver one of his religious lec
tures wlille with us on Sunday, Feb.
12th. Tho pastors of tho town have
consented to call off their services
for Sunday night and the lecture will
be given in thi' Baptist church at 7:30
o'clock. All an- cordially Invited to
NEW LAW FI K.M.
Mr. Feuthcrstouc Will Spend a Large ,
Tart of His Time in Lit U re IIS.
As will be seen by their card in
another column of this paper, Col.
John W. Ferguson, Messrs. C. C. Feath
erstone and W. It. Knight have form
ed a partnership for the practice of
law. This moans that Mr. Feather
stone, who has recently formed a part
nership with Mr. S. II. McGliee of
Greenwood, will still devote a large
part of his time to his Laurena prac
tice. Do expects to spend several
I days of each week In the local office.
' Mr. W. B. Knight has heretofore prac
ticed alone in ollicon over the Pal
CKEATOKE IN GREENWOOD.
Famous Bund Will Give Entertain
ment at Lander College Tonight.
Creatore's Hand, a magnificent mus
ical organization, ranking with Sousa
in the musical world will give an en
ti rtnhimenl in Greenwood tonight in
the auditorium of Lander College. This
will be the greatest event in the mus
ical history of this section inasmuch
as this baud is considered the finest
in tlx* world .a band which combines
all th< beauty of the operatic orches
tra with the strength mid power of
tho military brass ami drums. The
I following from tin- Atlanta Journal
gives an idea of Creature's position:
The musical festival association is
figuring i hat Creatore's coining will
be u gala ev< ?I for all local music
lovors. People who huyo ali'ehd.\ -eon
and heard Creatore will !>>? bound to
come out. Those who have nol s hould
not mi. s the opportunity to see a man
who is not only a genius but \\ (.u bus
attained eminence through peculiar
and spectacular methods of his own,
: The children should be brought oul
! to see am) hear Creatore. They will
i never forget him us lone a i they live,
DIL .1 \MIESON I'll Plth'AI If.
Superintendent of Connie Maxwell Or*
pliuiiiitre Will Occupj lliipflsf < liureli
I'mIpit SuimI.m Morning.
Dr. a. T. .lunileson. , upoiint' ?:?!? ),'
of Connie .Maxwell Orpb U age Grei n
i\w accepted the Invitation of the R y.
W. !?: Tliayer. pa.-tor to \ i-i' Iiis
church and hold tjie service! al Mil
time. Dr. Jamioson Is -i pin ouiirl
lb Inker and mo: t cnriii. 1 pre iclier
? who is always heard v. i-'i itiip ii Inter
Mr, Thayer will be absent Sunday
having been Invited by the emigre-1
nation of the Firsl Dnptlsl church at
Rock Hill to preach for them. Mr.
Thayer was pastor of this church for
more than five years and it gives him 1
: keen pleasure to again visit bis form
Bought Atlanta Drug Stoic,
Mr. .1. L\ Meslock, of the Laurens
Drug Co.. and his brother, Mr. W. A
Mod lock, who has been living <ii Ra
loigb for some years, have botlglli
Wlkle's Drug Store, in Allan a. and
will take charge about tin In f ol
March. Loth ot these young men nro
well and favorably known in l.nurent
county, being the sons of Mr. and Mr;,
w. Medlock, of Fountain Inn. The
store is well located in tin- Georgia
city and nlready onjoys a largo trade.
The friends of both these young men
wish tor them much success in theli
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Steady Improvements In All
Lines of Progress, r
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
What Is 'trim: Done In n Business
mid Social VYuy in tin- Town of
< 'Hilton Much Improvement Noted
and More to ho Made at Kcarly Date.
Clinton, Feb. C.?A large fertilizer
mixing plant is the most recent big
enterprise In Clinton, it stands next
to the Clinton oil Manufacturing Com
pany. Mr. II. L. Todd is president
ami manager of both companies.
Creat interest has been excited In
Clinton by the rumor that Or. \V. .1.
Martin of Davidson, N. <".. bad been
elected to the presidency ot the Pres
Work has been resumed on the new
Itee Hive, next to the post OlilCC on
Musgrovo street and will be pushed
Among recent land sales, one of un
usual interest was that in which a
large lot on Culvert Avenue and
Church Street was bought from the
college trustees by Mrs. Myrthe Hun
ter. Mrs. .1. It. Copelnnd, and Mr. Hale
Shands. Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Cope
land will erect pretty dwellings on
their portions this spring.
A house for the Rev. .1. R. Branch,
asistant to Dr. Jacobs, is being built
on the edge of the Thornwcll orphan
ago campus. It will fave one of the
main roads through the campus anil
I The Rev. Dr. Jacobs, preached Sun
: day morning In the First church for
the first time in almost a month. II
!s a cause for general rejoicing to
the community that he is so nearly re
covered from what has been (i trying
though not a severe attack of Illness
Dr. Jacobs Miss Molllo Manson, and
'.Mrs. W. .1. Bailey leave next week
for Florida, to be there and in the
Bahamas until tin weather is milder
A new social organization has re
eently sprung into exit t< nee, Ihn "Km
broidery Club.'' The mi in la rs an
Misses S-illie Wright. Margaret Par
roll. Sara and Mamie Copelnnd, I .an
ra Aull, Taijul.nli -v e\ ill??. . Ellzabi th
I lean, Kilon McCa Ii i
Mrs. J. Whituuin Sinitl gave a v'ei S'
delightful parly Frid - evei ing i"
honor fif Ihren youne Im 1 \ i Mi'.)-'
her, Misses Lois Wilson <? Ml. Zee.
: Edith Moduli lie.,i pi Uj ops ilb and
Florence Brown of Lancaster.. M,b<?
MoCltiteheoii teaches in (ho uraded
school In i ? and Mi. -. Brown in I.uii
Mr. and Mrs. J. I T ittle entorlalll
od a number of friends Saturday e\
, M r. Recce Voting i p.?nl last . e|
in ("heiass on a bunting nitrty with
Iiis Ii i >nd', Mr. Julius Mof!regoi',
Mrs;. J. If. Jacobs and Mb Clara
Dtiekotl Icfi last Tuesday for :,i i .;
' tended siay in Florida.
' v 01 l II M cci HiiS . I'NMl IIOM \
llerberl Martin. Sixteen.Vear Ohl S m
of Mr. and Mi's. I. W is fur Martin
Passed Iwsi'j Uomlii) Night.
Aller an Illness of only a few days,
11< rber" Martin, the st Cond - on of
Mr. and Mrs, J Wi tar Martin, died
of Pin ilmould Monday night (II tho
home of his parent i oil Vcndo'Iliy
-irect. YorterdUy afternoon the fun
oral and burial scrvlcca were bold
ai New Prospect Chun Ii, near Madden,
with a large concourse of friends and
relatives in attendance.
The deceased Wflfi a tine bright bos .
aged sixteen, and his death i- a groat
blow to his [taroiltS and a shod; to his
friends whoso sympathy goes out to
the bereaved family.
Scnsholes ni (Ira) Court.
Dr. Charles L. Soasholcs, a most
popular and entertaining leelun r
will be ai tho <;ray Cotiri Owhij
11 igh School on (lie niglll hi Kein n ?
fJtl), This is (he second number of the
Lycetini course and promises to lio
one of ||ia I.est Of Ii." I i-on Dr.
Son I !.'>!??.< has a national rCpUt; ' "ti :
a Ciinlaui(Uii .-itirnctlon and ti
profitable ami entertaining ovcnlni
promised to all who attend,