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VOLUME XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1914. NUMBER 30
Reported That Smallpox
Prevail in City and County.
iaurens ('ilizens Visit Newberry and
Report Prevalence of Smiallpox in
loth City and County. so the Bars
are iaised. Endorsed by State
Sunday morning the city board of
health ordered a quarantine against
the city and county of Newberry,
where it'is reported there are a large
number of cases of small-pox. The
quarantine order was issued after two
members of the city board of health,
Dr. R. E. Hughes and 'Mr. T. Lane
tonroc, had visited 'Negvbierry and
verified the redorts that han already
reached here. State Health Officer
J. A. lilayne,, of Columbia, was ac
quainted with the situation and he
wired the local board of health en
dorsing them in the step they had tak
en and promising his aid in carrying
out the order.
The quarantine order was issued as
a result of activities begun last week
to bar a carnival company from com
ing to Laurens. Objection to the car
nival prevailed very gjenerally in the
city because of the bad moral effects
on the community alleged to follow in
the wake ol such amusements. When
the probabilty of disease was added
to the other undesirable features, the
quarantine regulation 'was resorted to.
The carnival company stopped off at
Cidnton and is showing there this
week, It is reported that it has a
contract in Greenville next week.
Whether or not the managers will
Make an effort to cone here later is
As an additional precaution to pre
vent the spread of the disease here,
the board of health in ordering the
quarantine against Newberry, made
vaccination compulsory in this city. A
large number of vaccine points were
)rdered to be shipped out immediate
ly and all those 'who are unable to
pay for vaccination will be given
treatment free of charge.
There is already one case of small
pox in the city and has been for near
ly two weeks. The house where this
base exists has been closely watched
ince the case was first discovered and
Strict quarantine has been enforced.
Ats a result there has been no spread
f it here so far.
Both Newberry papers had referenc
as to the guarantine this 'week. The
k0llowing was taken from the Herald
bled News, of that city:
"The special in the daily papers yes
erday mnprning from -Laurens that
Laurens had quarantined against New
sorry created some surprise here.
Fhere are a number of cases of small
Nx in Newberry, and in the county, as
tere are all over South Carolina, but
hero Is no epidemic of the disease
uid all cases in the city are under
luarantine. And no case has 'been
CDQwnl to spread from the quarantine,
9ething has been published taboutit ~
seause it is generally' afidat stood tha'tI
he disease li heattereid all over the
state. ila b& fiact, Health Offier
LIdatfin #hys there are at present 14
uSeO6 'In the city and seven of thoe iti
,ne fstnilyj And all on tihe eagud bl
be city limits. All the easee fire
umong the negroes except Itdd. Since
be l3th of January, 't!Id, 'there havo
seen 69 easea in the ei # and no deaths.
"The -*6'1%l &ye being vaccinated
and th% tr.Woei have 'been rigidly en
[Wihain tui' rule as to school children
di ifhe are aqmitted to the public
Qitois who can not 'give evidence of
"The general opinion here is that
Iaurens 'wantedi to get out of a con
tract the city had made for the carni
val to come to that -placne this week
and the quarantine wangput on as an
excuse to keel) the carnival away.
"The 14 cases now in thuis city are
eonvalescent and will be0 dischlarged
from qiuarantineo thuis week.
"There are a number of cases in the
sountry, buut just to what extent the
disease .prevails it is impossible to as
.ortain, In the township ini 'whlich
Prosperity is located it was stated
sonme tin~e ago that a school election
had been called off on account~of tha
CAROLINA GLEE CLUB
HERE NEXT MONDAY
Together With Orchestra Will Play
In Opera House on 23rd. Highly
Complimented by Columbia Paper.
'Carolina Clee Club and Orchestra
will be in Lattrons for next Monday
evening the 23rd. The performance
will be given in the opera house, be
ginning at :O. The cltb is comning
direct from Columbia, arriving here at
2 p. ma.
The following very complimI]entar'y
remarkI concernlng the club were
talcen from the Columbia State:
"CarolinA'is flee Club and Orches
tra are now preparing for the annual
trip to several South Carolina cities.
The o:chestra and glee club have es
pecially good material this year and
practices which have been in progress
indicate an exceptionally good enter
tainment. It is -planned by the man
agement to mnake' the tour this year
through western 'Carolina, playing at
Greenwood, Laurens, -Greenville and
"Carolina's glee club and orchestra
have established an enviable reputa
tion in South Carolina for good per
formances and Columbia always looks
forward with interest to the annual
concert here. This year the cities on
the road will have the .priv'lege of
hearing them before Columbia does."
The orchestra, composed of excel
lent musicians, has been exceptionally
well trained, havi4n been under the
supervision of Mr. Garing, a member
for the last seven seasons of Sousa's
Band, who spends part of each winter
in 'Columbia. He will he here with
thealub and will play several solos.
Reserved seats for this perfornance
will be placed on sale today at Powo
Drug Co. The prices of admission are
gallery 25c, behind the railing down
stairs, 35c, reserved seats 50c.
Dr. Tengue In New York.
Dr. J. I. Teague left last Thursday
for New York City, where he will
remain for about six weeks taking a
special course in surgery. During his
absence his practice will be taken care
of by I)r. W. D. Ferguson.
prevalence of small pox. The county
superintendent of education states
that about 75 per cent of the school
children had bedn vaccinated.
"At any rate there seems to be no
special reason for Laurens to quaran
tine against Newberry -as to small pox
any more than against any other sec
tion of the State. In fact, if quaran
tine is to 'he enforced against commun
ities in which the disease exists Lau
rens will be a community all to her
noble self, and we are informed that
even 'that city is not now immune
from the disease.
"The carnival which 'was here has
left and it-is understood that it start
ed from here to Clinton."
The following was taken from the
"The Tropical Amusement company
struck Newberry in very untropical
wearther, and consequently did not
hmave mucha business here. Sunday
they packed up) to go to Laurons to
fill an engagement of a week there;
butt the boat'd of health of that city
got scaredl about smallpox and as a
consequence Laurenms cancelled its
contract -with the obtupah~Y.
"There II f\ IRhod deal of smallpox
in Nebery and in Newberry county,
but hardly 400 cases. In the town the
health officer says there are 14
cases, seven of these being in one
house and all tire cases are quaran
tinied except one on Cline street, and
that all the present eases willl 1)e re
leased from quarantine this week ox
Since Jan. 15, 1913, Thealth Ofmier
Adams says, there have been 69 cases
in Newberry and noe <eaths. In 5act
only one death of a white person has
been rep)orted In the county, and that
-was an aged woman, Mrs. Slice, at
Oakland mill village, who woas in very
bad health when eke took the disease.
A citizenl of Prosperity said yester
day that he had hoard of some deaths
atmong negroes in the lower -portion
of the county, but know nothing of it
except. the rumor.
Prof. Geo. D. Brown says that fully
75 per cent of the school chaildren of
the county, countIng white and col
ored, have been -vaccinated.
'The private opilnion is that Lanurens
-wantedl to get r41~ 'of the carnival
nn chn'v na mnanh Ne3who'rry the plat."
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
Many Things of Interest About the
People of the Neighboring Town.
'C)Inton, Feb. 16.-+On Tuesday
night Mr. W. II. Owens, Jr. entertain
ed twelve young men at a delightful
Mrs. J. R. Copeland was hostess to
the Merry Wives Club on Thursday af
'Mis. J. C. 1larper delightfully en
tertained the inlcyon book club on
Saturday af1,ternoon Mrms. M. .1. Mc
Fadden gave a lovely reception at her
new home on Calvert avenue. The
I house was be'aulti ful and 'was decorat
ed in red earnations, red malIne and
hearts and eupids. As the guests ar
rived Mrs. 1'. ). Copeland met them
at the door and Mrs. .1. Rt. Copeland
invited them Into the reception hall
where they were received by Mrs. Mc
Fad'len, Miss .Jane Kennedy, Miss
Wren Ilafner and Mrs. W. 'D. Cope
land. From here 'e:y' were invited In
to the dining room by Mrs. J. W. Cope
land, Jr., and delightful refreshments
were served by Misses Julia Neville,.
Marjorie Spencer and Maude .E)llis.
From the dining roon Mrs. Waters
Ferguson Invited the guests Into the
living room where they were served
to coffee by Mrs. E. .J. Adair. This
was one 'of the loveliest receptions
that has ever been given in Clinton
and was enjoyed by about 7i guests.
On Friday night the Chicora Glee
Club will give an pntertainmnent in
the Carolina Memorial Chapel. This
glee club, was here last spring and
gave a very interesting program be
fore a large audience.
Mr. W. B. Owens, .Jr., has accepted
a government position and will leave
for Washington the first 8f March
where he will make his home in the
future. Mr. Owens has been connected
with the Seaboard Air Line railroad
for a number of years and has .been
most successful in his work. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Owens have lived in Clinton
since they were children and they are
very popular here and have a host of
friends who regret their leaving very
"MIrs. Bothwell Graham has return
ed from Spartnnburp, where she visit
ed her sister, Mrs. L. M. Kennedy.
Miss Fronde Kennedy retruned to
New York Thursday, after spending
two -weeks with her mother, -Mrs. J.
Mrs. W. S. Bean left last week for
Augusta, Ga., whore she Will spend a
month with brothers.
iMr. W. B. Owens, Sr., returned last
week from Chattanooga, Tenn., where
he has been spending the winter.
Miss Laurie Aull spent Saturday
with her sister, Mrs. John Hunter.
-Miss Allie Gervin has returned from
Easley where she visited her sister,
Miss Frances Garvin.
Mrs. J. -L. Hopkins has returned to
her home in Columnbia after visiting
friends and -relatives here last week.
Mrs. C. C. Bailey is visiting Mrs. E.
B. Stone'in Union..
Mrs. J. Whitman Smith is spending
a while in Blishopville.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Turner left Mon
day for E~lberton, Ga., where they will
make their home in the future.
TO 6PE~N STOIE 1tERE.
Capitol Woolen Mills Company hiat
Rented Store in Bank of Lautrens
-Mr. S. Michaelson, representative of
the Capitol Woolen Mills company,
was in the city yesterday making pre
parations -to open a tailoring estab
lishment for that company here. He
rentedl the neat little stwae-roomf in
the Bank of Laurens. build ng recent
ly occupiedl as a book store. Mr.
Michanelson states that they will op
en for -business next week. They have
a "Free" offer In another -part of this
paplor, to which attention is (directed.
Entertainment at Waterloo.
There will 'bo an entertpinment at
Waterloo friday, February 20th, givent
by local talent for the benefit or the
school. Trho entertainment will be giv
en in the Waterloo high school build
lng and will begIn at 8 o'cock. The
show 'will consist of several short
plays that are filled wIth plenty of fun
and interesting throughout. It is
hoped that many will attend as the
'woeEds will go to the school for va
Watch for thme serial story beoginnimeu
next. week 'The Vatlinnts of Virginia."
TOO MUCH POLITICS
AVERS COL. KOHN
lns Interfered with ('onstructive Leg
Islatiot. 'l'Too Many for fligher ,lobs
Columbit, Feb. ipe.-'There is one
overshadowing distinction that be
longs to the legislative session of 191.1
-good feeling. There have been no
clashes, no ill-temper, no long-drawn
filibusters, with politics as the key
stone. II a there been politics in the
session? Of coltrse there has been,I
and very much of it. It has been the
dead-weight of .legislat ion. The poli
ties h] s beetn pmssive, but it. colId he
seen muler the surface. Of course, as
long as the people are hypnotized with
the ri:nary system coutlitio ns will
continue as at present. The legisla
ture is the kindergarten, so to speak,
of men in public life. It is the hest
stepping stone, as experience has
Majority are ('andidates.
The vast majority of members of
both the House and Senate are either
candidates for re-election, for higher
oflices, but few elect to retire to Phib
lie life. There are on the floor candi
dates running for Governor and Lien..
tenant Governor and Congress, .ludge
ships, all the way up or down the po-.
litical gamut. There is something
about the germ of polities that grows.
It is a culture that is self-su ;teini in,;
and self-reliant. No one ItMs-- ever
found serious fault with the idea of
self-preservation being the first law
of nature, and if it apply it ordunary
life, it is seven fold more so in p.
litical life. That is largely why so.
little real legislation will be under
taken-tax revision, road building,
and the like-there is a campaign
ahead next year.
More Light Needed.
If the people could only be thor
oughly informed on issues and ;he
reasons, there would be no re-tl .ear
of a vote being wrong in 't ca:mi:aigu.
The trouble is the average caltdat
does not wish to Assllule the bit rth'en
of overcoming prejudice or condue: -
ing a campaign of educati:'n. If a
candidate with a pIerstmsality c'n oil'
maike his constituency understand an
issue and that his ballot has been
honestly cast there is nothing to fear
--only the trouble of explainigg.
Speak ing of honesty it is a perfectly
safe proposition to record that the
legislature of South Carolina is hon
otst-that is money or its eqttiivalent is
not even considered as a possibility
in influencing votes.
No Corruption Fund.
There is not, nor has there ever
been, a corruption fund used-cer
tainly not since 1876, and it is a safe
statement that no attempt has been
made to corrupt members in a couple
of generations. Such a thing as an
election of a Senator or Judgeship be
ing bought is undreamed of in this
State in this (lay and time, and the
same applies to legislation. Member
ship in the general assembly means
honor, entry in the political kinder
garten preliminary to other ambitions,
hard public service and after all little
thankcs. As a type the legislators of
South Carolina are hIgh class, con
Scientious men who like the game of
When will the genetral assembly ad
journ? That is an uincertalinty. fly all
the rules of the game, .by legislative
precedent, by the dlesire of the vast
majority of the members, the law
makers will 'be .wending theIr way
hlomewardl next Saturday, the 21st
that is the fortieth day. The hitch is
on the ap~proprialtion bill. if it Is got
ten to thle Senate by Tuesday after
noon and is given -its initial reading in
the Senate that (lay the assembly can
adljourn Satltrday; that is if the Sen
ate 'wants to do so. The talk is that
the senate Is dIsposed to take its time
on tile appropriation and other bills
and not rush its work and that the
adjournment will not be. reached uin
til some time in the week beginning
the 23d. IEven then~ thet'e Is no hlope
of finishing all the work that is be
fore the general assembly. There will
be hundredls of measures lef't on the
'Calendar-put there for' a recordl or
to let peoplie think about the ideas
Blease-Orace Loie Test,
The most talked of incident of the
week was 'the love-feast staged in
Charleston last Wednesday wIth the
G;overtnor and the Mayor of (Charles
ton in the leading roles. There wete
dee'd(edly dIiffren t suggest ion as; to
who was the real hero in the drama
and~ thte commtetits wer'e quite varying
FIRE STOPS WORK
AT GLASS FACTORY
Furnai'e Sprung ia Leak Thursday
Night. (a'u sing Lull in Bottle Mak
Thursday night about tvo o'elock
th e molt('n glass tank at the Iaurells
(lass work: sprang a leak nweesCSi
tating a shut-dtown for a week or ten
days. 'he fire (lel)ttent was anfled
,out to hell) in preventing further dan
age, bitt Very little iallage was done
otler than to the tank itself.
It is not known how ti) leak in the
t n!Ik st arte': Aft'r the molten glass
began to flov out every effort was
made to stop) it and soon it was un
(i r control. liowvever, as the leak
cotuld not he relaired witit the glass
still itlside, the greater part of it was
drained out the next morning.
Repairs were begun inmeditely
but because of Lte long time neces
sary to get. the glass to a working
heat ,gain, operations will be consid
erably delayed. It will probably be
several days yet. before blowing will
The muisshap .anme at a very inop
portune time, as the factory was run
ning full time to kdep up witlh orders.
The recent cold weather has tended to
help matters, however, as the soda
bottlers have not been as insistent on
delivery while the cold weather lasts.
GLAN) IARl' il0W.
"Movie Man" Here All this Week and
Next, to Take Pictures of Local
'14. F. Gallagher, an expert. moving
picture operator, is in the city taking
views of scenes and persons prepara
tory to showing then in the opera
house next Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday.- Mr. Gallagher pays par
ticular attention to the babies and
they will be shown in every imagina
ble pose. The price for these will be
the same as usual at. this picture
house. 5 and 10 cents, both afternoon
and evening. Pictures will be made
on the streets free of charge.
Loenl Talent, Play.
On ltuitrday night F'ebruary 21, be
ginhing at S::10 o'clock there will he
a play given by local talent at iiddle's
Old Field school. The proceeds are to
be used for school improvoment. 'Ple
public is cordially invited.
At First Baptist Church.
'Next Sunday the pastor will have
for his subject at the morning hour,
"Thoughts on Thinking"; at night he
will discuss "The Action of a Bad Gov
and illuminating as to why this or
the other feature was staged or left
unstaged. .Whether it was a political
rather than a personal truce; 'wheth
er it will materially affect 'political
events and if so how, were all phases
of the comment. At all events it was
much talked of and the feature of the
Charleston excursion. It over-shad
owed the Hospital for the Insane in
vestigation-Saturday being the fea
ture dlay of that inquiry.
Check on Local Bills.
There was a bit of a break in the
monotony of local bills being smug
gledi through in the guise of delega
tion or county matters. -Messrs Miley
and Dloyd may not ingratiate them
selves with some men-be to whose
littie bills they are objecting, but they
are right and with a little help, if not
this year, later on, they can save
thousands to the State by blocking
strictly local bills that ought to lbe
combined in general measures. Some
one Is to be iblamedl for this being a
recordl year in local hills-rural p)o
lice, magistrates, salaries, school fees,
weighers and every sort of county af
fair not being consolidated into one
general -bill upon a particular line.
Too Much "Courtesy."
-The courtesies and amenities of one
delegation to another-you help me
pass my bill and we will help you pass
yours-has never been worse. The
committees could largely overcome
this trouble -by inviting suggestion on
given topics andl incorporating t he
washes of the more than forty coun
ties in one 1b111, instead of having ten
or forty bills on one phase of legisla
tieu. IHut with it all we are having a
pl1eaHant legislative session, everyone
is in a good humor, Dr. WVyche is get
fing mutch hetter and peace reigns sit
preme and all realize that after all
thiere Is ino Sta te in the glorious l'n ton
(liite so good as Routh ('artolin a.
COUNCI[ R[fU8[S TO
Reedy River Power Co. Ask
ed for New Minimum.
HASN'T MADE IT
President of I'Oier 'omipans Asks fo.
New 1linimumII on Biasis of P'oner
('onsinaii in alonlis of No'semler
aad lr'acomlber. ( 'ireit Tri'ne'd (hY
by ii.) Officials.
batst Tueosdayc nIls,, Lli th r sa
rionlthly meetin~g o0 city cou1nci .\ l'
N. It. D)ial, pres;ident of th;e Reedy Htiv.
er Power ('omiai1ny, appeared and ask
ed that the city begin paymeint for
fifty additional o11 Se-power of cur
ren t now being furnished by that. comn
pany under the contract signed sev
eral years ago. This, if granted,
would have amounted to an additional
expenditure per year for power of'
$2,500. The council refused the re
quest or Mr. Dial on the ground that.
the new peak which the con pa n3
claims to have been established has
not yet. been made.
'Mr. Dial was seen yesterday by the
representative of The Advertiser and
asked to give a statement as to the
"lail that lie has filed. lie produced
a considerable array of ligures show
ing that the use of electric current in
the city has been on ia gradual in
crease since December, 1910, when.
the present charges went into effect,
and that during the months of Novem
ber and December of 1913 so much
power was used by the city that un
der the contract. the company was le
gally entitled to ask for -the addition
al -payment. however, he stated, the
colipany was deprived of proof of its
claim because the lights in the city'
were palled off on several occasions
when it appeared that the inlieator al.
the po0wer hIouIse was about 1to reach.
a ne'w level. This, he said, was not
just nor allowahle under the' contract:
signed between the city anid the pow
er c(omipainy. The city authorities ad
imit having lu rn edi off the street lights
but claim that they had a right to
do so when they thought it advisable,
different reasons being put forth to
support the claim. On several occa
sions, it was stated, the street lights
were pulled off because the moon fur
nished enough illumination.
The contract of the Reedy River
Power company with the city is basedt
on what is called the "peak load".
This peak load has to be reached.
three nights in succession .before it Is
established and the difference between
the peak loats must be fifty horse
power. Thus, in 1910 the city began
paying for 183 horsepower per year
at $50 per horse power. Since that
time the load has varied all the way
from 183 horsepower to 240 horsepow
er, but never h it gained as much as
fifty horsepower' or reached 233 horse
plower' thiree nights in sulccesslin.
which is necessary .before tile new
peak is established. Mr. Dial claims
that the 233 hor'sep)ower mark wvould
have hbeen plassed three nights in suc
cession on several occasions had thio
city officials allowed the current to
stay on but that they cut it off. To
supp~iort his claim, lhe has a chart
showing that at 'frequent intervalsn
the streets wvere dark and that at such,
t ines the meter at the power house in-.
dlicatedl that. had the current stayed on
the peakl load would have been r'each
ed. lie claIms that thie city could fol
low these tactics Indelbr-itely and de
priv'e his/company of large rev'enue
right fully~due them, .for' in this mian
ner' the city could use an unilimnited
atiount of power for two nirghts in suc
cession and then cut down the cur
rent the third night.
To support his conitentuin that the
consuimption o-f water and liht s in
the city has been on a steady increase5
since 1910 and that the large amoumnt
of current used in the fall of 19i13 wvas
not from spasm!lodhi( caus1es, he quo1-td
thle figu res for the lion thi of D~ecembier
for the past foii1r years. showing that
in 1916 the city had sold $1,093 of'
cirrenit, in 1911 $l.167, in 1912 $1,102
andli in 101l: $l .288. In l110 water !"'nt"
r'n'o1ntedh *o $278t and in 1913 $:18
niniii a 1tt-i Wr war andii fights in.
$i910 $1.*;7 1 ,'nd in 1913 $l,073, an ini
(roi' 1 rderC(I 1ts of $30)! forl that
2 'n ''"''--'~ arge afer the new