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VOLUME XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FSBRUARY 4, 1914. BER 28
TAK[S OVECR R OC
Bill Introduced in State
FOR MANY YEARS
Superintendent Anderson Speaks on
the 'Effect 'which the Change will
have on the C. & W. C. In this Sec
tion. He Expects Improvement.
Several- days ago Sen. Carlisle, of
Spartanburg, introduced a bill in the
state senate authorizing the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad to take over the
Charleston and Western Carolina rail
road. No opposition has developed to
the -bill so in all probability it will
go through. The two roads have been
very closely allied for some years.
What effect the legal coordination of
the two properties will have on that
part of the system which touches Lau
rens can only be derived at from an
interview given out by General Man
ager A. W. Anderson, of the C. & W.
C., to a representative of The Augus
ta Herald, as .follows:
"A. -V. Anderson, general manag
er of the -Charleston & Western
Oarolina railroad, was seen today
regarding the report fomt Columbia
that a bill had been introduced in
the South Carolina legislature per
mitting the Atlantic Coast Line to
purchase the- C. & W. C. road. Mr.
Anderson was risked how this would
affect him and other oflicers of his
road located at Augusta, and how it
would affect the C. & W. C. road as
a property. He replied that he did
not know how it would affect him or
other .local officials, and further stat
ed that he did not think that it need
be a matter of public concern just
what would become of the officers
outside] of courAe, of personal rein
tions that might exist between 'the
patrons of the C. & W. C. road and
its oficials; that the interesting
question was how it would affect the
road itself and its patrons.
"Mr. Anderson expressed it as -his
opinion that it could mean nothing
but good for the future development
of the road, which meant, of course,
the best interests of its patrons and
the public generally throughout the
section served by the company. Mr.
Anderson further stated that the
question of securing money sum
cient to develop the property along
well needed lines has been always a
serious one .for his company; in
fact, that under the present condi
tions it was hardly possible to bor
row money and that therefore he
could only feel that should the
Property be acquired by the Coast
Line that the opportunity might and
no doubt would be given to 'make
such improvements and develop
ments as would lprAVO to the public's
"Mr'. Anderson was asked the fu
thor question as to whether the fu
turoe plans of the company would in
crease the imp~ortance of Augusta as
the princip~al op~erating point of the
road. is reply was that he could
not say what the plan of op~eratiolf
would be, assuming as he did that
that wvould be0 a matter of future de
volopiment, but that he saw no rea
eon to feel that any changes would
take lace lessening Augusta's im
portance as headquarters for its
pr'esent large proportion of shop andl
"Mr. Andersgon (1id not appear to
be0 uneasy as to himself andl his as
sociates, stating, as he did, that the
compmetent and deserving oflcers of
the company would certainly be
cared for, and if they were not com
petent or deserving they should not
expect any particular consideration.
H-owvever, that from his experience
with the Coast Line interests, they
were disposedl always to care for
their men, and especially those long
in the service.
Has 8-10 Miles of Track.
'The Charleston & Western Caro
lina railway has a trackage of 340
miles. It has 4 line running from
Augusta to Spartanburg with branch
es to Greenville andl Anderson. It
also has a line running from Augusta
to Port Royal.
"Thie Port Royal dilvision was con
structed Arst, the. first train having
run over this djvision iq) the early
FOR S. S. CONVENTION
Delighted Time and Profitable Meeting
Anticipated at Anderson.
The executive committee' of the Lau
rens County Sunday School associa
tion, at a meeting held on Monday of
ternoon, appointed delegates to the
state convention which is to be held in
Anderson February 11-13. It is the
wish of the committee, inasmuch as
Anderson is so closely and centrally
located and such a delightful place to
visit, that all the delegates appointed
be In attendance. A-pleasant and pro
fitable time is assured for all who at
tend. The following are the delegates
appointed for this county:
Laurens-Mrs. R. E. Babb, W. L.
Gray, C. W. Tune.
Laurens, Rt. 3-W. F. Wright, C. W.
Clinton--B, L. King.
Owings, W. P. Harris, W. C. Curry.
Fountain Inn-W. C. Wilkie.
Fountain Inn, Rt. 4-G. T. Cook.
Gray Court-J. E. Johnson, Mrs. R.
L. Gray, C. B. Owings.
Waterloo, J. H1. Wharton, Mrs. W. C.
Wharton, J. C. Smith.
'Renno-B. F. Copoland.
Cross Hill, J. P. Denny.
Lanford--\lrs. Lola J. Cox.
.lountville, J. M. Simmons, B. R.
Ware Shoals--J. B. lu-mbert, J. C.
Martin, .John N. Golding.
311. BYlii) IN ('O1.111IA.
Will- Address Live Stock Men on Top
ics Connected with County Fairs.
Mr. W. ). 'Byrd will leave today for
Columbia where he goes to attend the
annual meeting of the South Carolina
Live Stock association. On Thu rstday,
Mr.' Byrd will address the association
on the topic "The County Fair as an
Aid to Better' Live Stock." Mr. Byrd
is president of the Laurens County
Fair and is deeply interested in all
matters pertaining to fairs as well as
to live stock. The fact that Mr. Byrd
has been nsktN. o address this im
portant meeting is a high complement
both to Mr. Byrd and to the Laurens
County Fair. It goes to show that the
fair hero is considered all over the
state and in other states as an ex
cellent type of the successful county
TO SING A'' TiINTY liIDGE.
Date Changed for Appearance of Lo
cal Quartet at Trinity-Ridge.
Because of a conflict of engagements
the date of the entertainment at the
Trinity-Ridge school, in which the
Laurens quartet is to appear, has been
changed so that the entertainment will
be given tomorrow, Thursday, night
instead of Friday night, as previously
advertised. In addition to the singing
by the local quartet, composed of
Messrs. C. H. and IEd 'Hicks, Ford B.
Franks and Jack McCravy, other
amusments will be afforded. The pio
coeds from the entertainment are to
'go to the school Improvement fund.
Thfe public is cordily Invited. A va
r'ied and very 'attractive pirogram has
At Lebanon Chiurcht.
The Ladies' Aid Society, of Lebanon
chuirch, will have a hox supper and
bazaar on the night of the' 14ith of
February, when they wvill sell fancy
ar'ticles, firuits, etc. The public is cor'
dialiy invited. The proceeds will be
devoted to the repair of the church.
Domainicek Wiuns Is Suilt,
Columbia, Feb. 2.-The supreme
court late today sustainied F. HI. Dom
inick, In his claim for' a fee of $1,200
for services in the state hond test
unit. Tihie coimptroller was or'dered to
pay the claim.
seventies. The Spartanburg division
was built In the eighties.
V'The president of the' road is J. B.
Cleveland, of' Spartanburg, andl its
general manager is A. WV. Anderson,
"There has long been a mistaken
imphression that the C. & W. C. is con
trolled by the Atlantic Coast .ine. Al
though some of the officers of the two
r'oads are the same and, although the
Coast 'Line comles into Augusta over'
the C. & WV. C. tracks and~ the C. &
WV. C. enters Charleston over the Coast
Line tracks, still they ar'e separate
andl distinct properties. The C. & WV.
C.'s Port Royal divisin Coninects wvith
the Southern rail way at !Allendale,
the Seaboard at Fairfax and the At
lutie Coast Line at Ynmassna."
MR. D. H. CONMIS M
U. S. MARSHALSEIF
While in Columbia Several I
Suggested to Him that
and Break ti
While in Columbia several days ago
Mr. D. II. Counts, of this city, was ap
proached by several influential friends
with the suggestion that he flWe an
application' for the office of Vtited
States m.rshal for the district of
South Carolina. The nominatien fo"
this oflice is now hanging fire in Wa.sh
ington because of the failure of Sen.
Tillman and Sen. Smith to cone to an
agreement on a candidate. It will be
remembered thpit Ate ^nev 'General
McReynolds some time r.go sent in thc
nomination of Editor .1. L. Sims for
this office after Editor Sims had ap
parently gotten the inside track over
all other competitors. Before the
nomination could be brought up in
the senate, however, Sen. Till'nan
withdrew his endorsement from Air.
Sims and since that time no progIens
has been made in the matter.
The friends of Mr. Counts are work
ing on the theory that Mr. Sims can
DEATH OF EUGENE YEARGIN.
Popular Citizen of Gray Court ]lies
After Lingering Illness.
Mr. EFcugene Yeargin, a popular cit
izen of Gray Court, died at -his home
yesterday morning after a lingering
illness stretching over a period of sev
eral years. lie had been In a weaken
ed condition for some time and last
Thursday took a turn for the wo. se,
when it became apparent that the end
was but a matter of time. The fun
eral services were held yesterday af
ternoon at four o'clock being con
ducted by Rev. T. W. Munnerlyn. A
large number of friends followed the
corpse to the grave to pay a last tri
Mr. Yeargin had reached the middle
age of life. Some years ago he mar
ried Aliss Rosa T. Rogers, daughter
of Dr. (has. E. Rogers, and she and
a little girl besides other relatives,
survive him. -
Some years ago Mr. Yeargin lived
in Laurens, where he was greatly lik
ed by all who came in contact with
him. He spent several years in Ari
zona in search of health and about
three years ago returned to Gray
Court to engage In farming and there
he remained until his death. lie was
a man of many excellent qualities, be
ing of a pleasing disposition and up
right character. le was a momber of
the Methodist church and took con
siderable interest in church affairs.
He will be greatly missed in his com
Rev. and Mrs. John Sundstrum, mis
sionar-ies froem China, are in the city
visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. -B. Bobo and
Rev., and Mrs. W. A. Clar-k. They will
remiain in America until the latter
part of the year. R1ev. and *Mrs. Sund1(
strum at-e giving their set-vices at the
station foutnded~ by Rev. S. C. Todd.
Theoy are being given at cord(ial w~el
come in the city.
Tlwo F'ord Purchasers.
Two amore Lauriens county citizents
have joinelt. the large at-my of F"ord
auto owners. They iar- Dri. J. L. Von
nell, thte genial Waterloo physlciant,
and Mr. J. 1i. Motes, te wve:l I known
mail carrier- of Moutntville. These
two purchases wet-c made from Sum
mer Bros. last week.
R1ev. J. 3M. Cuil, jrtson.
Rev. J. M. Culbertson, of Marion, S.
C., has accepted the field composed
of Keolton, Phillipi and Lockhart Bap
tist churches will begin his work the
first of Febr-uary. The field has been
without a pastor since the resignation.
of R1ev. J. L. Hodges, who acceptedl the
Grieen Street Baptist chiurcht in Spar
tanburg. Mr. Cutlbortson c9 mes highly
r-ecomnmendled aboth as astor and
ipreacher a~nd the Union County Bap
tist association wvill extendl to him at
cordiial welcome-The Union Times.
At Eden School.
rther-e will be an 03yster and~ Iee
cream auppier at Eden school liday
afte-nooni andI tnighit,'beginninig at -4:0
o'clock. Tihe public is inivited.
AY OFFER FOR
' TO SC[[D ADAMS
lays Ago Prominent Friends
He Apply for the Place
not get the appointment without te
endorsement of Sen. , Tillman, that
somec man will get. the place on whom
both senators can agree, that Mr.
Counts is such a man, that he is en
tirely competent to fill the ollice and
furthermore, that the P'iedmont sec
tion is due to come in for a share of
the federal patronage.
Mr. Counts is an extensive farmer
and stock dealer of this city and is
capable of meeting every ;equirement
of the office. He has been in business
in Laurens for many years and would
doubtless receive the unanimous en
dorsement of his fellow citizens be
cause of his enviable reputation for
honesty and square-dealing.
Mr. Counts has not yet definitely
made up his mind on the question, but
he is seriously considering filing an
application for the place. He has pow
erful friends \vho would work in, his
behalf and he would make a forniida
ble contestant for the place.
MIRN. EI.JZ.lTIHil JONES (()0PE'1.
Mother of lion. I. A. Cooper Dies Sud.
detly in Greenville.
Mrs. Ellizabeth Jones Cooper, widow
of the late Henry A. Cooper and moth
er of lion. I. A. Cooper of this city,
died very suddenly in Greenville Sat
urday morning while at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. John N. Wrenn.
Mrs. Cooper was visiting Mrs. Wrenn
at the time and expected to be there
for several weeks longer. While sit
ting in a chair early in the forenoon
Mrs. Coope, was stricken and the end
came shortly after.
The body was brought to this city
Sunday morning and carried to tin
ion church, near her old home in the
country, and there it was Interred in
the family plot, 'Rev. M. L. Lawison
conducting the services, assisted by
Rev. Mr. Brock.
Mrs. Cooper was a consecrated.
Christian woman and a lady ofrestita
ble character. She is survived by
three brothers and four sisters.
M1S. BETSIE DIAL.
Widow of -Late Newtton Dial Died in
Mrs. Betnie Dial, widow of the late
Newton lliai and autht of the Messrs.
Hobertson of this city, died at the
home of her son, Mr. John Dial, near
Gray Court Saturday. She was sick
for only a short while, her death com
ing as a result of complications inci
dent upon old age. The funeral ser
vices were held at Friendship church
Sunday afternoon. Rev. Tr. -W. MunI
nerlyn conducting them. A large
crowdi followed the corpse to its last
resting place, attesting to the high
esteem in which she was held.
Mi-s. Dial was a member- of thte
Baptist chur-ch and a woman of nmany
estimable qualities. Sihe -was eighty
two years of age and is survived by
thre-e chilldren; as follows: Mr. .John
Dial, of Grany Cour-t, Mrs. Alec Rid
dile, of Laur iens and Mi-s. H ar-ris Rid
dlie of Gra-y Cour-t. le dei (ath is dleep
ly mourn-ied in the commnunity int
which she lived.
5 and 10) (cents Store.
'Mondhay moi-ning the (loots of the
new S and 10 cents store were thriown
open to the public in the Fleming
building between Moseley & -Roland's
store antd ileming~ li-others. This new
con-cer-n was opened up by Mi-, W. M.
Hayes, of Gri-eer, andl will be known an
Hays' 5 and 10 Cent Store. 1l1s two
brothers, Mesnrs. M. ',. 'and C. Hi.
Hayes will have charge of the busins
htet-e, while Mr-. I iaycs himself will dIi
vitde his time het ween Laurens and
Meten Day Non-Stop Run.
Attention is invitedl to the adver-tise
mecnt of thte Maxwell "25-4" automio
bile onl page 3. T[his handsome ma
(-itinc is handled by Suimmeri Pros., of
Newb~erryv, and is reeiving a cot-dial
welcome bty au tombilmle enthuIttsiast s int
Iihis sect itn. The advert iseintent tells
of a migimnIileitt run imiade by the
Unsaitisfactory (Conditious Existing us
to ( are of Government 'rolerty.
Columbia, Feb. 2.-Sharp criticism
as to the manner of caring for mili
tary property by the national guard
of South Carolina is contained in a
letter to W. W. Moore, adjutant gen
eral, from A. L. Mills, brigadier gen
erall, staff for the chiof of staff of the
United States war department.
The letter of General Mills follows:
"I au directed by the secretary of
war to advise you that a supply of
automatic pistols, calilere .45, with
the necessary appurtenances, has
been purchased and set aside for
issue to the troops of your state when
the present unsatisfactory conditions
as to care and accountability for
property have been improved to an
extent that will warrant these new
and expensive arms being placed in
the hands of the troops.
"These supplies were purchased
from funds appropriated by act of
congress, approved March 3, 1911, and'
will bo. issued without charge to the
allotments to your state under Sec.
1661, or the act of May 27, 1908."
'To Canmp at. (reenv ille.
Columbia, Fob. 2.-Plans are form
ing for manoeuvers by national
guardsmen from North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia and Florida, at
Greenville this year, according to a
letter received here late today fron
the 'inited States wa r depar1 tment.
About 1:3,000 men will participate. Reg
ular troops from Savannah and Atlan
ta will participate.
"A ItIEOIM EN'I' OF TWO."
Being the Entitlements of a itip-Rioar.
Ing Itsarity at the Opera House Fri
day the Next.
E'very deep thinker is probably
aware of the fact that. on Friday of
this week a regiment of two and sev
eral others will present. "A Regiment
of- Two" to a large and interested au
dience in the opera house. That fact
is well-known even in the remotest
sections of the public shuare, but this
being a very important meeting all
members are again cordially urged to
The play itself is a comedy, with a.
few tragic frills for the purpose of
thrills. It has been played in all the
largo cities except Laurens and ha:
met with wonderful success and lots
of cash;-same is hoped for Lanrens.
A large share of the footlight talent
located here will take part in' this
rendition and therefore you can ex
pect an IS-karat, 2-1-jewel perform
Between the acts several specialties
will be presented absolutely free of
charge. A bevy of beautiful budding
belles will ring in a song and dance
exposition between two of these rub
hers and an hitherto unheard of male
quartet 'will probably electrify the
audience between two others. WVhile
these extras are being pult before tile
peopile tile scenery wvill be switched
aroundl thle stage so it will not be ree
ognized as that used ill the othler acts.
In order 'to bo among those priesent
wh~o enjoyed~ the hospitality of the
charming hlostess, you'll be obl1iged to
kiss goodbye, either 25c, 35e or' 50c.
Rleservedl seats are now on sale at
Powe D~rug Co. and they are going
like pongce iace in a t0c store.
Wrestling Match Torrow Night.
Tomorrow evenling in tile ,Opera'
house a wrestling miatchi will be
stagedl lbet ween ii(reek" Peters, of
Spartanburg, and( 13. Shelton, of Green
woodl. In additin to the wrestlinlg
match, moving picture filmIs ill be
sh~own. 'The two wrestlers will conl
test for the middle-weight champion
ship of Southl Carolinla ill a catchi-sa
catchi-can bout, the ininecr (ldcared
on the best two falls out of three. ,An
admission fee of 25, 35 and 50 cents
will be char'ged. Ladies and gentle
mn are invited.
To locate Here.
Dr'. C'has. P. Vincent, of Enoree, who
has1 taken sever'al special courses0 iln
general sur'gery in Chicag6'and is nOW
(doing special work in Newv York along
the linle of gener'al sur'gery and dlis
eases of women, has (decided to locate
in Laurens after Mar'ch 1st, 191 .1. lie
lhas beeln ver'y sulccessful, both1 as5 a
lra('tiemllg phbysiianhll ad as a u rgeon.
Ilie will rrrive soon to t;'ke up is
re sidIenlce here,. wher~le lie will be enor
FROM TH COUMY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
lalmpenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple all otter the County and to Tihose
Who iie Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to ether States.
.Jones, Feb. 2.-We recently met the
following frientS, Chief Justice E. B.
Gary, of Abbeville, Thos. Cothran and
L. W. Parker, of Greenville, and
Messrs W. L. Gray, Charlie F. Brooks
and J. S. Machen, of Laurens.
The Sunday school is in a prosper
ous condition and a cordial welcome
awaits all who attend.
Mr. Frank Mattison, of Belton, was
the guest of his daughter, Mrs. J. A.
Morrison, last we'
Mrs. Co. L. ..an visited Mrs. New
ton Golden Saturday.
Wie were very sorry to hear of the
death of a warm friend-, Dr. Wistar
Wilson, of Williamnston, and tenderly
sympathize w ith the bereaved family.
Ou1r friends and iieighIois, Messrs.
(. II. Walter, B. a d'ii S. C. Riley, Win.
Hlenry .\loore and lion .1. Frank ami
.1. A. \lorrison honored us with a high
ly applrecaltrl viit yesterday.
\Ve were very sorry to hear of the
death of Mrs. Ml. I' Cooper, mother of
lion. R. A. Cooper. and sympathizo
most tenderly with the relatives.
Mrs. Wtn lenry Moore and Mrs.
Walter 11. Riley were the guests olf
Mrs. Dr. W. T. Jones Sunday.
Bv. It. L. Morris, of Princeton, will
preach here on the second Sunday
night and we cordially invite everyone
to come and hear him.
Dr. W. T. .lones, accom:panied by
his little grand-son, William Jones
Jenkins, spent the week-end at home
during the adjournment of the legis.
Sh ilolh, Fhb. 3. --- .:ster Paul 1 i1i
Ia n, a Week ago yesterday, while rid
ing ai tricycle, fell off of it stifering
a se riouis and iminfuml acbient, dis
locating his left arnm at the elbow. A.
physician was called and lhe arm was
re-set. Ilis school-mt~ates will be glad
to learn that he is imlproving.
Between lDr A. C. Fullei's old mill
and Mr. Jas. Power's, there is an ugly
place in the road that needs repair.
Mr. Woodford Wallace is at home
from the Red Iron 'Racket, Greenville.
Woodford, it is understood, will re
turn to the farm.
iMisses Mittie and Ullni Armstrong
and Ine and Bessie Wallace, wero
the guests of 'Miss Maggie Irvin two
Misses Claudell and Inamell Holder
entertained about a dozen of their
school mates one (lay recenitly. Theiy
indumlged ini some vcery nice gamnes be
fore andl after dinner. They had n.
Jlovial clay of It.
Mmrs. J1. L. Baldwi-n and dlaughter,
Lucite, of lI onca Path, visited home
3dMr. Willl Irtvinc is on a visit to
Milss Mlamie WVilson, w'ho -holds5 a
lucwrativye posi tion -as sa leswoimn ini
Nc w* P'ort, Tlennm., is at h.lomew foir a
3dMrs. W. F. Bolt, or Rlahun and Miss
Maggie M\cN inch, of lRcyid's mill, who
arme ott a few days' visit at 'Mr. WV. F.
Bolt's, visited at Mm'. W. C. (Gray's One
daiy last wveek.
Center Point, Fob. 2.-Mr. W. L.
.Jones, the well known contr'actor of
this community and who Is doin'g somo
work at Cross Anchor for Mr'. RI. G.
WVatson, calme (down yesterdlay to be
present at. the unveiling of thme mnotiZ
umment of his father-ln-law, Mr. Amos
Miss Bessie WVatkin~ anmd Master
lienr'y, from near Lau re, visited at.
thme hmome of 3dMrs. W. I. Millet' last.
Mrin. d. 'W. lloyd, fromt the Sii'Toh
section, came down last week to have
his -la tnd surtveyed.
Mlisses Anie Sue Pad~ I Ly I 'Canuomn
havc e returnedci home frontm treeille i
whmer'e they' spent tsomie ti mite wvtih titelr
Te f~' or was c't11l:1 itn o' see Mss