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At a meeting of citizens held In the court house yesterday afternoon, Mr.
N. B. Dial laid before them figures showing the receipts from water and
eiectrlc lights for the past several years and the amounts paid the Reedy
River power company. The Advertiser would have given the speech of
Mr. Dial In full, but the meeting was called by him too late for a full ac
count to get Into the paper. ?
The figures are as follows:
Income of city from lights and power for 1909 .$ 11,288.71
Paid to Reedy River power company. 6,744.00
Profit to city.I 4,544.71
Income of city from lights and power for 1912.,.$ 14,506.48
Paid to Reedy River power company. 8,643.11
Profit to city.* 5,863.37
City received from lights and power, 1912.$ 14,506
City received from lights and power, 1909 . 11,288
Increase.* 3?218
City paid Reedy River power company, 1912.$ 8,643
City paid Reedy River power company, 1909 . 6,744
Increase In cost of power.$ 1,899
* 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912
Water.$ 3,209.79 $ 3,373.84 $ 3,617.62 $ 3,990.90 $ 4,217.14
L'ght. 7,720,33 7,914.87 9,010.53 9,697.63 10,289.34
$10,930.12 $11,288.71 $12,627.15 $13,688.53 $14,506.48
About 98 houses wired and connected up In past two years. Now about 9S
street light?62 Arc lamps and 36 tungsten.
Mr. Dial made the point that at an Increase In cost of $1,899, this city
nad increased Its Income $3,218.
City, Jn Holiday Attire, Welcomes
Visitors to Greatest Agricultural
. Event Ever lit Id in United States.
Exhibits from Twenty.seven Stales.
Columbia, January 27.?With in
numerable flap;s and fancy decorations
flying a glad welcome, the city of Co
lumbia began this morning to receive
visitors to the fith National Corn Ex
position, which opened its gates at
f o'clock, it will continue two weeks,
and during this time it is expected that
it will be visited by thousands of peo
ple from various sections of the coun
try> who will come to li to study the
fundamental principles In agriculture
which are demonstrated In all its va
ried exhibits.
The Exposition embraces exhlhlts
from some 27 state agricultural col
leges and experiment stations, a great
and comprehensive exhibit from the
Federal department of agriculture,
representing all the numerous phases
of activity of this department, and
various other exhibits, all devoted^jgt
the fundamental purposed the exposl
tlon?-the bettormeo%jl^of agriculture
a=d the ftnrfCbjKe'nt of rural life,
rpffwds on Urodnds.
MefTy strangers visited the grounds
HTiis morning, and the series of struc
tures which houso this agricultural
event have been alive with the dem
onstrations of the exhibits, the opera
tion of the modorn farm machinery in
the machinery exhibit portion of the
building, and with the college yells
and the eager exclamations of the
corn club boys, who are here to at
tend tho prize winners' school, which
began its sessions this morning.
Opening Exercises.
The opening exercises were held
this afternoon, beginning at 4 o'clock,
In the presence of a large throng of
city peoplojand visitors. The leading
merchants of the city closed their
doors at 3.30 o'clock, to allow Oppor
tunity to all to attend the exposition.
.Addresses were delivered by Mayor T.
C. Thompson, of Chattanooga; Mayor
W. H. Olbbes, of Co!i mbla, and Dr. S.
C. Mitchell, president of the Universi
ty of South Carolina. The exposition
will he open throughout the two weeks
from !? o'clock In the morning until 11
o'clock in the evening and every night
tlio structures will be brilliantly il
luminated throughout, Knowing the
elaborate decorative effects to their
I *>st advantage. ,
federal Exhibit.
Tile great exhibit from the Federal
I'oparlinent of agriculture, tlie host the
department has ever put out, has
aroused the wonder of all visitors.
Many have spent hours studying some
single feature or this exhibit. Tn addi
tion to giving a graund review of the
work of the department, this exhibit
deals fundamentally with many agri
cultural problems, especially those
which are peculiar to the South.
Beginning this afternoon at ~ o'clock
the Government is exhibiting a num
ber of interesting and instructive mov
ing picture films at the Fifth National
Corn Exposition. The pictures ar9
io be shown every afte.rnoon and ev
ery evening. The admission charge,
50 cents for adults, and 25 cents for
children under 12 years of age, covers
the entire Exposition, and, of course,
there is no extra charge for these pic
tures or any of the other educational
Cuttle Tick mi Canvass,
Among the reels shown is one deal
ing exclusively with the cattle tick,
the destructive insect which Is stated
to be costing the South annually from
$50,000,000 to $100,000,000. The com
plete lifo story of the cattle tick will
be shown In moving pictures Ulms,
from the eggs to the adult insect, and
the various methods of the tick erad
ication will also bo shown upon the
screen. This film will be accompan
ied by lectures from Dr. E. M. Nlgh
bert, of Atlanta, of the United StatojJ
department of ,?g^$uM||er
Mmsj^jtfTw making their first pub
?fftvappearance, having been recently
completed after two years of Investi
gation in getting pictures.
Cattle Dipping.
Demonstrations of the cattle dipping
vat at the fifth National Corn Exposi
tion will commence tomorrow morn
ing at 10 o'clock at the exposition
grounds. Demonstrations of the vat
will be given dally throughout tbo ex
position at 10 o'clock, 2 o'clock In the
afternoon, and at 4 o'clock In the af
ternoon, according to announcements
from Dr. Fahey this morning. The cat
tle will be dipped In the arsenical so
lution, and the operation will be fully
explained to all persons Interested.?
News and Courier.
Work .Will Begin .Shortly .on n
Through Line Hallway over C, N. &
McBee. S. C, Jan. 21.?McRee con
tinues to expand along every line. T i
latest addition to the many asset f
the town Is a through lino railway.
The old C. X. & C. railway has been
bought by the president of the S. C.
W. Railway and this line will be ex
tended from McRee on to Monroe, N.
(*. This I give this town a direct
line to Charlotte and to the Cllnehlield.
Surveyors will be on the grounds this
week and it. Is stated that the road
will i>o completed within six months.
Another addition to Mcltee's list of
Industrios IB a 40-ton oil mill and
eight'gin system. Work on'this will
be COmmoncod in the early -lug and
the plant is expected to he ready for
the fall business.
A contract has been awarded for a
new graded school house for Me I !ce.
This structure will cost $7,000 and
will be modern In every respect
Bill Introduced In Loner House to
Provide for Regulation of Horse
Columbia, S. C, January 27.?
A bill tbat would establish a racing
commission and to prescribe tbe con
ditions under which horse-racing
may be established in thla state was
introduced in the lower house today
by Representative Miller of Rlcbland
County and preferred to the Judiciary
The commission, as proposed by the
bill will consist of three members to
be elected by the general assembly,
and shall hold office for three years.
Their remuneration will be a salary
of $500 per annum each, such salaries
to bo paid by the several state and
county fairs and other racing asso
ciations in this state. The commis
sion is required to make annual re
ports to the general assembly. The
commission shall have the power to
prescribe the rules by which all rac
ing : hull bo conducted in the state,
and all associations must be licensed
under the commission.
The licenses of each association will
bo for only ono year which is revo
cable upon the order of the commis
sion for the violation of any of its
The bill provides that any asso
ciation licensed by the commission
may hold one or moro races each year
and may give purses or prizes to be
computed for, but no person, other
than those owning horses entered in
the race wJM have pecuniary Interest
in the purses or prizes given. The
act further provides that no running
or trotting race shall be permitted
except under the provisions of the
act, otherwise the person engaging In
such will be guilty of a misdemeanor
and will bo fined not less than $2<W
or more than $500 for each day of the
At each running or trotting race
the bill provides that no betting,
book-making, or pool selling will be
permit ted thereon except on the Pari
Mutual system. Any person guilty of
a violation will be deemed guilty of ;i
misdemeanor and will be punished by
a fine of not less than $200 or more
than $f?00.
Death of Mrs. Fannie ltabh.
Mrs. Fannie Dabb, wife of W. M.
Ba'bb, died at her home in Young's
township January 16th, of heart trou
ble. She was burled on the following
day at Dials church, th/? services be
ing conducted, tyv Tiev. W. L. Walt, of
Woodruff. . Mt-'s. Mabb was In the hov
femy^lxth year of her age and had
[lived a consecrated Christian life, hav
ing been a lifelong member of the
Methodist church. Before her mar
riage she was a member of the well
known Ahercroinbie family. She Is
survived by her husband, eight chil
dren and numerous other relatives.
Though past the alloted age of a life
time, her death was deeply deplored
by a wide circle of relatives and ac
Heath of tin Infant.
James Danklin Watts, Jr., the in
fant child of Mr. and Mrs. .1. I). Watts,
just sixteen months old, died early
Sunday morning after an illness of
several days. For some time previous
to its death, the child showed consid
erable Improvement and the favorable
condition Rave its parents hope of an
early and complete recovery. How
ever, during the early hours of Sunday
morning, it suffered a relapse and lt>
a very short while had breathed its
last. The funeral services were held
at the cemetery Monday morning, Rev
C, F. Rankln conducting the services.
The grave of the little one was cov
ered with flowers sent by friends and
sympathizers of the parents and by
those who had learned to love the
child during Its short life. So numer
ous were the flowers, that there were
enough to completely cover the graves
Of this child and the two that had
gone before it. The parents have the
sympathy of all in their bereavement,
Hlhs KdwardH (iocs (p Florida.
Misr Lizzie Edwards loft Saturday
for St. Augustine, where she has ?'<
copied a position In Fingier Hospital.
Her many friends regret to sec her
lopvo this city nnd much success Is
wished her in this new field Of work.
Owing to Miss Fdward's lovable na
ture and kind disposition, she is
bound to win friends and success
wherever she goes.
Conclusion Reached After Enthusiastic
Meeting at (lie t'luirrh Sunduy
After the services at the First Rap
tlst church Sunday morning, a con
gregational meeting was held when
steps were taken to provide funds with
which to build a handsome new par
sonage on the lot owned by the church
on Church street, Just In the rear of
the house of worship. Mr. D. A. Da
vis was spokesman of the meeting
and laid before the congregation a
feasible plan of raising the necessary
money. It was decided to expend be
tween four and five thousand dollars
on the house and make it one of the
most attractive pastoral homes to be
found anywhere.
The pastor has been living up until
now In the residence opposite the
church, but the congregation felt that
It whs his right to have a home be
longing to the church, so this progres
sive step was taken. The step was
partly taken too out of appreciation
of Mr. Thayer's recent determination
to remain in I^aurens after being call
ed to another church. Doubtless this
new undertaking by the congregation
will serve to weld the members to
gether In oven closer fellowship than
they have been before and that It will
be an inspiration to do even more In
the future.
Unless lMons of Friends to Halse Al
leged Shortage Succeeds.
New York -January 26.?den. Dan
iel F. Sickles remained undisturbed in
his home today, an order for his ar
rest, issued yesterday in Albany re
maining in the hands of Sheriff llar
burger, who decided last night upon
receiving it not to serve it until Mon
thly. The sheriff said tonight that
he would execute tomorrow the order
for the general's arrest unless the sum
of $23,476, for Which he has failed to
account, it Is charged as chairman of
(lie New York monuments commission,
is paid before 'he sheriff's deputies
reach the Sickles home on their er
rand. The sheriff believed, however,
thai friends of Con. Sickles would fur
nish bail and that the alternative of
placing the old soldier in LudloW
street jail would not be forced.
A movement to raise by subscription
the amount of the general's alleged In
debtedness and relieve the aged civil
war veteran from all possibility of go
ing to Jail was started today by Wil
liam Sohmer, State comptroller. Mr.
Sohmer Initiated the fund with a sub
scription of $100. to which Sheriff Tlar
burgcr added an equal amount.
int. war? n> i,e err re.
Hookworm Expert to (Jive Lecture at
tile UHMICII .*????>???
Dr. J. LaBruce Ward, of the state
department of health working under
the Rockefeller Foundation, will be
In Laurent-- next Tuesday night to give
an address on the bookworm disease
and preventatlve methods In treating
disease. The address will be free of
charge and everybody Is cordially In
vited. Dr. Ward will illustrate the
lect- with Btercoptlcan views.
Dr. Kouth. who has been conduct
ing the hookworm campaign In the
county for the past week, states that
the people are coming to him in large
numbers to find out ifMhey are af
fected. He stn'es that he has been so
overrun with applicants that he will
probably have to call on the depart
ment for aid. Numbers of cases of
hookworm have been discovered,
Now With J. S. Heimelt.
Mr. Nye Owlngs. who was associated
for several years with the firm of M.
H. Fowler & Co., has bought an Inter
est In the store Of Mr, J. B. Bennett
Mr. Owlngs and Mr. Bonnet! are well
known and popular merchants and
doubtless the business will prosper
even more than it has done heretofore.
In addition to ihe fancy grocery line,
this firm will now carry a line of
heav ygrocorios for the country trade.
Mr. Todd Loonies.
Mr. is. E, Todd, who has recently
moved from Atlanta to Laur0)18, hi
home county, for the purpose of locat
ing here as a civil CglHOOr, has moved
his family to the City. They will oc
cupy the house at 11'-' Manse street.
He has bad a phone Installed and those
who desire his services can call phone
Agent of the Extension Department
of Winthrop College Pleased! uith
Reception In tills County.
Miss Mary K. Frayscr, of the ex
tension department of Winthrop Col
lege for rural and mill schools, spent
a part of last week In the county vis
iting the schools and making address
es. Although the weather waa very
disagreeable at times, she was met by
attentive audiences and the people ev
idenced considerable Interest and en
thusiasm In her work. She expressed
herself as^being well pleased with the
interest shown. Miss Frnyser's prin
cipal mission is to Interest the people
of the state in the progressive educa
tional methods and ideas of the pres
ent day. Her especial attention is
directed to the questions of compul
sory education, medical inspection of
Bchool children and the creation of a
social atmosphere nround the school
or making the school a social center
for the community. S4ie spoke along
these lines at the different schools vis
ited and suggested the introduction of
a trnvellng teacher for a number of
allied schools, about live in number.
The duties of such a teacher would
be to tench domestic science, agricul
ture, handwork and other such
branches, going from one school to an
other. This has already been tried In
several states and has proven a great
BUCC088, the children securing a great
deal of practical knowledge that they
otherwise would not get.
Saturday, Miss Frayscr addressed a
number of toaohors and patrons at the
graded school building here, where I
she made a very interesting talk The
other places visited were Qoldvllle,
where she was greeted with a large
audience at the Methodist church;
Gray Court Wednesday morning:
Young's school Wednesday afternoon
where the teachers and patrons of that
school and Friendship mot; Thursday
morning at Dials and the same af
ternoon at Harmony; Friday morning
she visited Harksdale and the same at"
tornoon Trinity Ridge. At all the
schools she was cordially received, by
large audiences considering the weath
er ami doubtless her efforts will tend
to awake the people to an interest in
this work.
Chicago Ladles Orchestra Will be
Here Monday Feb. 8rd.
The next lyeeuin number is a com
pany of artists a proved success
from every standpoint. This company
Is the Chicago Ladjlos Orchestra,
which is considered as ranking fore
most among lyeeuin attractions. It
Is composed of artists that have add
ed to a life study of their Instruments
years of experience! as a lyceum
attraction. The entire personnel is
made up of members of standing and
marked ability, capable of playing
with the best ' musical organizations
in the country. ?The program is high
ly satisfactory from every viewpoint
and the entertainment will no doubt
be one of the mos I pleasing ever giv
ei. in a lyeeuin course in Laorcns
There will he selections by the full
orchestra, violin, flute and VOcal so
los, string ensembles, and readings.
This number will be given in the
school auditorium on Monday night,
February 3rd. The general admission
will be ?O cents.
Ha Accepted a Position With Coca
Cola Company in Kansas City.
Mr (Jus Simmons, a Laurcns boy,
left last week for Kansas City, where
in- will be located in the future as the
Western Manager for the Coca Colo
Company of Atlanta. This, is consid
ered one of the big jobs in the com
pany and Mr. Simmons Is to he highly
congratulated for winning this deserv
ed position. Ifntll recently he has
been living in Orconvlllo whore bo
made a fine success in the wholesale
grocery business.
BOX Slipper ut (Ira) Court.
The sCliool improvement association
of Hho Gray Court?-Owlngs school gave
a l)OX supper Saturday night Which
proved very successful. Besides prov
ing a very enjoyable evening, a net
sum of $35.40 was realized for th<
school. The entertainment was to hnvr
been held Friday evening, but had t<
be postponed on account of the weath
George P. Copeland Died
Lasi Thursday.
Iged and Honored Cltlxcn of tho
County Laid to Kent After a Long
and Useful Life.
Clinton. Jan. 28'.?-Mr, George Prin
gle Copoland, tho oldest citizen of this
town, died at his home on the out
skirts of Clinton la: t Thursday af
ternoon about 2 o'clock and was burled
I in tho Presbyterian cemetery at 3
o'clock on Friday afternoon.
Mr. Copeland was born Nov. 4, 1822.
He was married early In life to MIbs
I Mary Ann Frances Young and a large
family of children grew up around
them. Several died In Infancy. Thoso
who lived to maturity have without
exception, been useful and prominent
members of society. Mr. Duckott
Copeland, the oldosl of them, died
many years ago, leaving a widow who
afterwards beCamo Mrs. J, II. Phln
ney, and three sous. Q, A., J, It., and
T. I). Copeland and one daughter. Mrs.
10. Waters Ferguson, 'l he noun and
daughters surviving arc as follows:
Mr. J. W. Copoland, Mrs. Lewis Boll,
of Brovnrd, N. C, Mr. J, Rhett Cope'
land, Mrs. W. A. Shanda. Mrs. P. S.
Bailey, Mrs. Guy L Copeland, Mrs. R.
13. Copoland, Mr. M. L. Copeland of
I,aureus. A large number of grand
children and great-grandchildren have
grown up about Mr, Copeinnfl,
From his early manhood Mr. Cope
laud was a successful and on tor pris
ing business man. lie was at one time
engaged in a incrchnnllte business,
known as Copeland and Bennien. Lat
er this lir.m gave way to West and
Co. On Mr. Copeland's retirement
from business the firm was continued
at the old stand by his son as the .1.
W. Copeland Company. Mr. Copeland
was for many years a cotton buyer.
All of his lifo he operated successful
ly a large farm and his means was
acquired by Ins industry and good
management as a planter. He was
of a i^Hlring rifttnrc and had no de
sire for pifbllc office or responsibility.
For many years he was a trustee of
the old Clinton College before it be
came the property Of the South Caro
lina Synod. He was a Mason In good
and regular standing. He. was a loyal
and devoted church member and elder.
His fondness for Sunday school was
marked and he was in his place In
the Bible class always ?xce|rt when
.sickness kept him at home. His
death was due to tin attack of pneu
The funeral services wore; conduct
ed by the Rev. I)r W. P. Jacobs, for
many years his pastor, and the. Rev.
F l>. Jones his pastor at the tlUlo of
his death. He was buried with Ma
sonic honors
Beath of Mrs. Hallle Brown,
Clinton was saddened Saturday when
ton wjts saddened Saturday whqn
the news was given out that Mrs. Sal
lie Brown had passed away. She was
about sixty years old and tit the timo
I of her death was residing with her
only daughter, Mrs. Walter Davis,
with whom she had lived for many
years. Mrs. Brown had been sick for
I a number of months and her death,
while bringing with it much Borrow,
was not unexpected. She. was a wo
man of many sterling qualities, lova
!,'.e ami kind-hearted always. Her re
mains wore Carried to her old homo
In Newborry county Sain day and there
laid to rest with her family. She
leaves, besides a host of friends, many
elatlves to mourn her loss. The fol
lowing children survive her: Mr.;.
Walter Davis, Clinton. Mr. W. U.
Brown, Clinton, Mr. (3pps Brown, At
? ta. Mr. Sims 0. Brown. Now berry,
I Mr. ICugono Brown of Clemson Col
??? ?. and Mr. Cnrol'Bfown of Georgia.
Mra. Brown l ad many close relative:)
H]|i* Laurens, where her only surviving
I sister. Mrs. .! \v. Udorsen, lives. She
I was a slfitoi'' of the late Mr. Tom Kav
1 of thai city,
\ Surprise Wedding,
Oh Wednesday evening at the , >?
I denen of the Rov, P. D. Jones, wiio is
a cousin of the bride. Miss Ajinie Loll
Ahell and Dr. .1. Loo Young, were mar
ried, the Ceremony bolng witnessed by*
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