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O-----J X - - L A R EN S , S O U T H C A R O I A ~ W D E D Y A C 7 9 5 U B R 3 SWORN IN MONDAY Power Contract to be Test edby Council OFFICERS ELECTED FOR COMING, YEAR All Former Officers and Employees of .tle City le-Elected Except Super. Intendent of Power House, whose Position is Combined with Another. The newly elected city mayor and council were sworn into ollice Mon (lay night and began thcir two-year terms immediately. Work of consId erable moment 'was gone into and some linportant matters carried over to later meetings. The election of oicers and the disposition of the light and power question for the next two years occupied most of the time of the meeting. The Light and Power Contract. A resolution was passed and, it is understood unaninously adopted, calling for bids to furnish electric power to tile city for the next two years. As the Reedy River Power Company has a contract to furnish the city with current for several years hence, this resolution is understood to be a notice of cancellation. The matter was to have been thrashed out at a meeting last night, after this 'Pa per went to .press. ''he resolution adopted by the council is as follows: "Notice is hereby given that pursu ant to a resolution of the City Coun cil of the City of Laurens adopted on tile 15th day of March, 1915, bids will be received by said city council for the furnishing .of electric -current needed by tile city of Laurens for the purpose of lighting the street and public places of the said city and furn ishing light and power to the inhabi tants thereof. You are hereby invit ed to attend a leeting of the City Council'of the said city to be held at. the City 1Hall on the 16th (lay of March, 1915, at. 8 o'clock, P. M., and to submit bids for tile furnishing of mich cirrent to tile city for a period of two years, next ensging, the city reserving the right to ,reject any amid all bids." Opera House. 'l'he council also took up the matter of the contract for the opera h.ouse for the next, two years. It was decid ed to advertise- for bids to he opened March 29th. Bids are to be submit ted both on tle )asis of a Hat rental and also with light and fuel furnished. The bidder will have to furnish a surety to guarantee fulfillnlent of the contract. I'he advertisemelnt of this actioll will be found in another see lion of this paper. F.'ection of Elliployees. Inl tihe election of oilcers and em ployces, It. 11. Kitchells was re-elected city clerk, W. S. Bagwell, chief of po Ii1111(an .1. T. mingston, health (of jieer, All pr'esenit police otlcers were ice~iected. Tlhe pIositionl of superin tendlent of tihe electric lighlt and1( wa' .ter plan4 held by II., L lount; was done1 'away withl and tIs job) c'oml ined with that. of 1mieteri readler. J1. E.L Piilpot Wnit elected to the place at a i salhry of $75 per' month. R. E. ilabbi, Esqi., wvas re-elctedl city attor ney, It is un~derstoodl that ther'e were' a number)OI of aplilcanuts for all thle plac es to b~e filled. * it is und~erstoodl that othler matters of minor inliortance 'woere attended to. l1MI'TEII FitOM Mll, WATTS. Oh-es Outline of IDemonstration Work Among the Famrmebrs,/ Th'le Advertiser ha5 reeeivedl from John D. WV. Watts, Counlty Pemounstra tion' agent, the followpfig letter which exiplains itself:' Elitoi' 'lihe Advertiser: Our effort in agriculture is to get a thoroughly spulverized, wvelil(drainedl seed "bed. Use best variety of seedl. Oive rowe 'and the platts in the rows space suited t~the plant, the soil and the eiimate 'andl use intensive tillage during tile growing ieriod of tile crop). Inerease thle farm stock to the ox jnt.'of utilizing all the waste pyoduct and Idle lands on the farm. Produce all the feed required for the men and animals on the farm. Keel) an acountl. of each farm produce In order to know the 'geh dl lois that arises. . Johd T. W. Watt. CHICORA GIRLS TO VISIT CLINTON TIo Clive Concert at Thornwell Mem. oripl Chapol Friday Night. Clinton, S. C., AMarch 15.--The Chi cora Glee Club, under the direction of Mrs. Bellamann, will give a musical concert, Friday evening 'March the 19th at eight o'clock, in the Thornwell Memorial chapel. The people of (ln ton will have the opportunity to her. once again a large chorus of college girls wkio have been working earnest ly under the direction of an expert musician. A complete change in the program will be made and much in terest in the concert, especially amding the P. C. boys, is already evident. Mrs. Bellamnann who has charge of the musical department of Chicra college is to be highly complimented on the success which the Chicora Glee Club under her direction has attained. The musical program rendered at Clin ton last year was 'deserving otP much pralise. And already this season the Chicora glub h'as been enthusiastical ly applauded at Clemson College. The concert at Clinton Friday, larch 19th, will lie given for the benefit of the Athletic Association of the Pres byterian college. Admission -will be 50.cents. Tickets are on sale at -Dil lard & Dlllard and the Clinton Pharm acy. MILLINERY OPENING. Switzer ('ompany will Mtalke Special Display of Spring Goods Friday. The..tine for the annual spring op enings is here and the first to an nounce their special display is Swit zer Company. Friday of this week has been selected by them as the lay for which they have made special pre parations for a comillete display of the latest in millInery, and the newest and nobbiest jn ready-to-wear. Be sides these two lines they will have special displays of till ladles' wear ables. This season their millinery depart mnent will be in charge of liss Tone of Baltimore who has been In the city for several days getting things ready for the big day Friday. .iss Tonme comes to Laurens highly recommend ed as one of experience and ability. Treasurer Yount Siek. County 'Treasuirer Ioss 1). Young has been confined to his home for slv oral days on account of sickness. It is feared that lie has pneuman i. )n his absence. his duities are being, ipe.-. ormcd ,by hils 'brother, Mr. Henry Young, assisted by the accomodItlig county auditor, Mr. 1. Waddy Thotui son. Although they find it an aidous task to do the treasurer's labors as lie does thlen) himself, still they state that they are preired for all comers and will be a , to take care of ail the heavy business to be iransacted bet ween now and the l1st, when th time for the payment of taxes expires. First Blootm of the~ Seatson. Thle first F""'lishi p'a blootm of thte sefason hats ma11de its apipeaance and'~i it .\i's. 0'. .\. Clarkce carries off the lion 01's as beinig the groweri of it. The bloom wvas fotund in her gardeni yes terday uhorning and was senit to the garden editor of 'Pie Advertiser for his inspectilon. So far as the-afor'e said garden ed itor' is abile to find out, this is the first Eniglish piea 1)1oom1 to a ppearl in this vicinity. ~oses ils Positilon. Mr. WV. B. Clark has lost his posi tion as city muai carrier, his servlces ending today. is successor is yet to ho na'mied. M1r. Clark has many friends in the city, especially on the route which he higa served for' the past ei'ght years, who hope lie can- beC re-instated. The charge against himu was "polItical activity.'-lieen wood Jour'nal. Off for Ciarlestoni. Head Cotnsul C. A. Power andl dele gates from the different, camps of the Woodmen of the World left the first of the - week for Charleston, where the state cainp meets in annual session. Head iConsiul C, A. Power' will. lpresidle over the meetings of.-the ses~lon and bther members of the Laurens delega tion will donhtless play 'prominent parts in the deliberatIons, The re port of Mr. Power shows that, in spite of the depressing business conditions, the order in this state has shown a gratifylng grovtlr during his year's term of office FINE MEETING EXPECTED. Chrisiain Endeavor to iiaive Special Prograin Sunday Evening, Next Sunday night's mecting of the Christian Ehdeavor Society of the First Presbyterian church at 6:.I5 p. Ii., bds fair to be one of the most in teresting and instructive lately held. The general public is invited and wel coied to all tle meetings of this younger People's society. The general topic or theme is "Our English BI ble." Talks will be made upon the fol lowing and other helads. "Thw liible as a Book, as a Library" "h'ie Books in outr Bible, by whom selected and wly." "The Different Versions. Merits ani demerits." "The Works of St. Luke and Some thing of Their Author." "What is the heat Way to Study the' Bible 1 "Favorite Books and their Lessons for us. Psalms, I Corintians, James, Esther."'. "'The Best Short 'Story in all Lit eraturc." CHAIRMAN OF BOARDI). Scarborough Eclected to Head Asylum Board of Regents. Columbia, Mlarch I I.-Robert B. 'Scarborough of Conway was elected chairman of the board of regents of the State Hospital for the Insane at the organization meeting of the'new board held in the governor's ofice. The members discussed the plans for improving conditions at the hospital under tle reorgani.ation act. A sec ond meeting will be held this' moriing at the asylum. The board will inspect all of the buildings. Mem.bers of tle board present yes terday were: It.' B. Scarborough o Conway; .1. E. Sirrine of Greenville; C. Fred Williams, M. D., of Columbia; S. C. Baker, M. D., of Sumter, and 13. W. 'Segars of Lee county. Gov. Manning was present at the Imeeting anil discussed tle reorganiza tion plan with, the memehrs. No anI niouncemiet. of policy will be made at the present. Robert Ilethea Searborough, who heads t he inew asyliim board, was bornii in 1861 at Chesterfiled, was educated at Mullins academy in lMarion county, and in 1896 was elected State sr-nator from. tile county of llorry, in wiici lie has resided from early manhood. As president pro tempore of the senate, lie succeeded in 1899 to the offilee of lk-utenant governor, by reason of the death of Gov. Ellerbe. lie was elected member of congress from the Sixth distriet of S'outh Carolina in 1900. M.\r. Scarborough is a lawyer, and as suCh, lts practiced at the bar of C'onway' since 188-1. PENNION LAWS I('i1ANG3). ('or'reCellon of General Impresd4lon mn111de by (hirman of Pension oi ('olumiia. March 11.--W. ii. Ed wards, of C'hester, miemberi~- of the~ Ri ate lpensioni boardiC, hias giveni 0u1 thie following statement: From letters to (he state pensio'n board from thie count 1 p3'ension boards anid fromi priv'ate 1indivi'dual s, it seems thant there is a wide-spread misunder standling in r'egard( to the acts passed by tihe last general assembly in re gard1 to pensit Trhe lawv as to eligibility to pensions was not chang ed in any partiletlar'. TPhe only chanage made by the last general as sembly in1 regard( to penislons was to [ldd $50,000 to the penision fuad, out of which must come in i'otund num b)ers $17,500 for' the maintenance of (lie Con federate Infirmary. Thle fund his year for' pensions is $282,500, and thie fund will 1)e thus dlistrlbuted 1by (lie comiptr'oller' gener~al by (lie II rection of (lie state piension board. The pensioners may expect the mioney' an or about the 15thI of April1, 1915. Tihere was absolutely no change -made In (lie peasion law by (lie last gen oral assembly, WV. HT, Edwards, Member State Pen sion Boarid. Banquet by Mfasons, Rlisiing Sun Chapter, R. A. M. held a largely attended and unusually en joyable meeting Friday night, when ten candidates were received Into the chapter, Geo. T. Bryan, Deputy Orand High Priest, being present to assist in the ceremonies. After the meeting, the members enjoyed A delightful ban nuet,' IMPORTANT IEETINGS. . .lte. J. .1Harey WINe Condluet Spe. diad Meetings here Next Sunday amil Ionday. Rev. .J. L. larley, of Spartanburg superintendent of the- Anti-Saloov League of this state, was in Laurent yesterday and while here made pre iarations for holding several import anat prohibition meicetings next Sunday and Monday. The first meeting will be a special session for the men11 t( he held In the Court House Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The next will be union services of all church es of the it y w Iich will be held inl the First Baptist Church Sunday ev ening at 7:30. On 'Monday a special meeting of all of the prohilbitionist of the county will be held in thc court house at 11 A. M. This last meeting is for the purpose of organ izing for a strong campaign for push ing the cause of prohibition in this county. Mr. Harley is a speaker o great power and those who come to hear him will be certain of interest ing and instructive talks. COUIl'T AI),JOUIINEI) FIDAY After Busy Week (Generall Sessions Court ('omes to Close. After a very busy week, in which much business was transacted, the court Of general sessions adjourned Friday evening. The following eases were tried the latter part of the week: James II. Jeinings, charged with seduction, was found guilty. Charlie Chappel, house-breaking and larceny, guilty. John Wallace, house breaking and larceny, not guilty. IHerbert Sullivan, same charge, not guilty. Gleo. 1. Davis, the prominent Jack" township far-mer charged with till mutirder of Donnie Moore, colored, wai found not guilty. George Forgy, guilty of murder and recommended to ,the mercy of tihe court. John Gilliam, gullty of assault and battery with intent to kill. Wash Owens, guilty of lidilig pris onerg to escape. Jolinsonl .lNvill, convicted of as sault and hattery and (arryl ig con - eenaled weaponls. Lellas Vance, convicted of assault and battery with intent to kill. ). L. Boozer, convicted of interfer Ing w\!ith an ofieer in the discharge of iis duty. Sentenced to three months or a fine of $150' and suspended ilr tig good behavir On tle payment of $50. lanue McMorris, was acquitted of tle murder of Phil laidall. The following wts the presenitiient of the grilntd jury: To tile 1iolon. N. S. Mloore. Presiding .ludge, Spring Tertin of Court, Iaut reniS County: We hog to sub:lit to your Ionor and the Court, our fin:il presentment: Wi\e thei (Grandl .iury havie pa~ssied on n'tl hills hianded us i~y the' solicitor but thie ('Lse of the State vs. Matt Sher hert, wh: ih ('as~e we have beien unable to get pr ioperi w~'itnessis. They~ ha~ve' been1 st1Immoned10( buit are~ in North Carolina and fai led to a.ppiOiea and we recom mendi tha~t saId bill 1)e en'iedi over to next. termnT~ e ourt. We pre sent her'ewi th ai pet ition from c'it izens of Younags town'tship asinlg that a cr tabti road in tihat town ship he chan fged o nd( ask that the super01visor' Lattendi to tis requetlst as ear'ly as possible. We present herewith the report of coutnty b~oardL of comm111issioneirs whichu appulear's corrlec t. We h av~e a ppointed propor commi)itteces to look Into thle genlerail welfare of the county ail will replort at aI lter session of ('ourt as to tile general affalIrs of the county, WeT reicommencld that the Solicitor look into a ease with11 the M\agistrate of Cross05 lii t ownsh xipi brouighit by M1. H. Good man anad get Sa id ease stri'gh t - enedi out Iln a legail way. WVe wish lo thank the lion Jludge andi counlty oflicers for' their kinid anad eourfteouls trtment~llt (luring this term of courit, All of' wvhich is respectfully sub miitted, J. W. Wells, Foreman. Card of Thanks. Mrs. J. R. Boyd, son, and daughters wIsh to thank their numneroes friends and neighbors for their many kind nesses during the illness and death of husband and fathne WARE SHOALS ITE31S. Enriiine'nf for H1giim ell(iief 3140num11ent Erested to Foun11ders 01 Friendship Church. Ware Shoals, March 1:1.--Ai enter. tainnent was held here lit Kather'in< H-lall on last Friday Iight in aId of the lelgium Hellof Fund and was a grea success. The event was in charge < .\lrs. .1. M. Dallas and a1 coiiitte' 0 young ladies and- was attIeided by . large crowd of our' citizens who tool this way of expressing theirI syipath * . with that grief strickei eltttry ant people. The evening was slpInt in i illost delightful way with gaines, sonlgs and a variled list or amusements w1ei! the young people took thorough ad. vantage of. A large stim of nioney was Collected wich will be forwarded t< the headquarters of the fund in New York. ' A beautiful regal blue oninoteii t has been erected in Friendship Pres. byterian church in lonor o[ t iniei and women who organized the con. gregation in the year 1820. Tlie moniu. ment is a work of art and reflects great Credit onl the Church, and the artist Mr. 1". P". Pitts of lBrewertont Ithe seliptor. Oi tlie fourth Sunday lit March it was exposed to tile vienv of tile congregat finl who were imuell pleasedl by the artistic design and tht generai excellence or tie vork. Rev .1. .l. Dalllas the designer. expressed himsell as very well pleased by tih manner in which the design had beei execu ted. The inscription Oil the imton uient is as follows: iected 1in ltoitor, of Thie Christian men and women Who organized Friendslip Presbyterian Cihutrcii, A. D. 1820 .. And all the faithful people,. Who since the founding of Zion, Have kept the Gospel light Burning in thiis sacred place. licl sorrow was, expressed int out village wheni it became known thal Mrs. Marl ENiledge of lloyd's Mill had passed a-way during tile evelling o1 'I'itu rsday, March I Ith after a long ain severe sickiess which was borie witrf beautiful Christian resignation. .\lI's Elli(lge vas a young wvonlian1 who VWs greatl beloved by a largo circle'of frieilds for her line, charinlitg person ality and will le greal m3 ittissed Ly all who had tile hontotr of ier acqu0iaint ance . Before marriage she was .\liss 'lily Dodson of l)ona his it which vil lage she was well known and es teemed. Tlt funeral of tie deceased Itly took place at noon Friday mt Quaker churc'hi cemetery an(] was at tended by a large concourse of sor* rowing relatIVCs and friends. F'unerlal services were conducted at tle clhui rch antd grave by tle young lady's pastor. Rhev. .1. M. iallas. Much smtathy is feIt for ler husband, and also for her father, brother alnd sisters, of the old I ho(e it Dontalds. .\rs. Chlud Pinson, onet(f our11 po tilar young matrons ls at present or visit, to l l arents it iaur'ens. Ouns ('Cesteemed105 ostaster' .\i. .1. I.. of our1 citizents. ('0'TT'ON F' litis~ M 4)Ni).\V.' Ablouit fority hale is of cottoin were' thanliaged 1by fi re 4)n the4 idatI form) of the P'litrmers War'e l louse (omtpianyv .\lit day afterniooni. 'T'he laze'i wasl. oi unl kniown' rigini, buiit is supposed('4 to lhavue beenl slpr('ad froml lime si trted by ivsomei (ildriient playintg it thle grass nteai'by. 'T'he tile dlepart it inelt gt~ oni the sc4'e ini a f'ew intites afteri Ithe alarmi was sounded('l and by3 lpromptt a('t ion kept thc blaz'e friomn tr'avelling furlther. IThe uisuia Il percentl age of itsutranct4e was l'The depiar'tmlent,'i anlled ouit the samne day to cxrtinguish a simall blaze it t he home1) of .\lris. Geo. Y'oun1g, on little (damtage donte ther(e. Thte pr'elit)ittary3 dhelamtatloln coiu lest to select conttestants for the coun ty fair will lbe hteld at the Trintity Ridge school house Friday eveinig, Mlarch 26th, beginnting at 8 o'clock. VTe public Is invited to attendl. .Buys New Maxwell. Among athe recent sales made b~y thec Laurena -Motor Car Company was ai Maxswell roadster to Mr. "Tuck' Blrooks, of the Eden section. An oldet IModel Maxwell was taken in the trade [NGLAND D[C[A[S G[RMAN BLOCKAD[ Announces Stoppipg Trade to and From Germany BLOCKAD ORDER SIGNED BY KING k Itoiiners PelitIte Teris Under WhIleh She Expect-s to Iold Ship. ping Avay fron Neighbor. 1111 Pay tfor Goods Seizedl I'ni*ess Con. traii4I. Austria amid Turkey Not; Affeeled, 1,-ondon, Alarchk 1..-Great, Britainl inade known to the (world today in a, forilal proclaial.iol signed in voluna MIl by tle king and issued fronH'llick ingham palace, how she proposes to cover the artories o~ sea commerce to an( fio Ge rnany dtiing tile war. The telll ."blockade' 'is not used, and hi be 110 pr0 1(ed area Is detined. Nevertheless, the text of the or(er inakes plain 1ngland's pirpose to pre-. Vent Commiodities of aily kind froi reaching or leaving (erimany during tIhe* "a'. lBritish olieials lonight. Iralkly ('alled tihe( movemliet. a blochkade, the foreign oflice describing it as all ef fective blockad e, diffeiriing from the 'ffective blockades of history oily inl that the property Seized will not b) Coil fiscated oultright, but Sold, '110 proceedls eveilnally going to tile own el's. The last clause of the proclamation 'oitaiils ile proposal most interest Ing to ieiltrals. This is a. flat agree ment to life the "blockade" in easo a',y niation will certify that the lships fying its flag shall not carry goods to 'erilany or goods oiginating therein -)I' goods belonging to the subjects . h. Gerinall illpirle. It is notalel that .hw order deflires n1o intention to cap tlr ships proceeding to and fromn tho (olntries of Germany's allies, Aus tria and Tukey, the reasol beilling, no1 do(blt, hait the ieasulre Is avowedly a reprisal~ against Gerimiany's subma. rinev warf'are. A (Greatf Ilebafe. The suiffra"g debat el e iat Cho graded school auditori lridav ev eniing prov. a1 very intelestiing n111d nli ter;tainin1g onle, the debanters handling their arguments vith skill and ability. The fillery was "6 Resolved that 'om1en. should be givenl the right to vote In South Carolina." The aflirm-Ilative was ulipleld by Nl essrs. well, ()' I tho Watts lills school, and Robison, of' the Ora school. ''lle etie was 11hl1d by Messrs. Wilson, of the Gray Cor-Ow in gs School, and Sullivan, 'cillty sulperilintendent Iof odteat lon. The deisioln w,,.s ril1edeled inl favor 'f th nii' ega tive. .Mr. Minl Hionored. 31r. N. I.11. t Dilwas niamed'( as i'\cei., iv4 g)milnitteeltnaa ''rom1 South11 ('iro-. na: lii the Southerni 8ettleinent amit be)lopmentIl~fl Or)iganization at118 its 'onl vet'ion~l held( in llaililimore last week, th l meiIet ing ini th liit111imore Shin. Mi'. Di;al was unlei to at tend( the mneet lng but stated yesterday that1 lhe was ini symlpathiy with the vailuable workI the orgain ization1 is dloing. Stor'e lurned1 at ltirksdale. 'The st or1 oIf Mlr. . A. Tlodld, at Itarksle5liI Station, was comlete~ily de.. Strloyed a bout Iwo o'clock yester'iday moin~l g. Thie loss was ablouat 81I,(000 wih insu rancie of $r100. The c'aiuse 0of th lfl ire Is unkn(11own1l. Thei friends1 of' lcess. Teachlers MU St urday3. The 11111tly 1me1leting1 of the ('ohunty t eaciheris associat ion was bld1! inhe Ighradeid school au'idltoriumn Saltur d y minii 1g. 'h e lmeltInug was a' very~ illte rest Ing a nd heul one. (II' .\m(ong othle)' thin gs (1011e, the t eachirs went'Pi (01 rec(ord as favolrig thie ad(lian. of comlsory~H0'3 5chool at tendanc(e in this c'ounty. Tseapied fromt Jail. V. A. Rloss, who plend guilty3 ini gen cial sessions court last week to tho char'ge of nonl-Hupplort or h11s faimlly and( gIven a senltenee of one year, (es caped from the jail Wednesday nlight. lHe had been sent dOWn to get an arnm. ful of wood, when he dIeelded to make his geta~way. At last reports, he had not. beeni captured.