1912-05-28 Greenville Piedmont



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At a Special Meeting of City Council Held This Morning Relative to Paving Bond [Meter?], The Absence of Mayor Henry Briggs Was Generally Discussed -- Mayor Said to Be in New York -- Recently Returned From Europe -- Concerning Mayor's Salary.

At an adjourned meeting of council held this morning in the council held this morning in the council chamber in the city hall [beddes?] attending to many matters of importance the question of the absence of Mayor Henry Briggs from the city was taken up. As soon as council convened in session and before beginning the discussion relative to the bond issue for paving Alderman Woodside arose and wanted to know if city council was duly organized [word is cut off] absences of Mayor Briggs. [text is cut off]ue discussion it was de[?]- [text is cut off]ttled that the mayor pro [text is cut off]other with full powers as [text is cut off]nd that council is duly or[text is cut off] Alderman Woodside asked [text is cut off]g the matter because he [text is cut off]ant to see council take up [text is cut off]important question as the [text is cut off]ter unless council was duly [text is cut off]

[text is cut off]Mayor in New York. [text is cut off] the course of the discus[text is cut off] Pro Tem Webb said that [text is cut off] ago. Mayor Briggs [came?] [text is cut off] stated that he was going [text is cut off]ork and would be gone a [text is cut off] and asked him (Mr. Webb), [text is cut off] mayor pro tem during his [text is cut off] from the city, City Attorney [text is cut off] stated that when the may[text is cut off]ent from the city for a [text is cut off] period than twenty-four hours [text is cut off][illegible] to notify the city [text is cut off] writing and give his reason for being absent. City Clerk G. Frank League stated that Mayor Briggs had told him that he would be absent from the city but had not filed a written notice to this effect.

No Leave of Absence for Mayor Alderman Mills then offered a resolution to the effect that city council grant Mayor Briggs a leave of absence. Alderman Hard opposed this motion on the grounds that Mayor Briggs had not asked for a leave of absence. Alderman Hard said he was satisfied that city council is duly organized in the absence of the mayor. Alderman Mills' motion received no second.

Concerning Mayor's Salary. Alderman Beacham said that when an alderman is absent from a council meeting he loses his salary due him for that particular meeting. He said that Mayor Briggs had been absent from the city a great deal and that Alderman Webb was doing his work. He suggested that the mayor pro tem should receive the mayor's salary while he was filling his position. Alderman Webb said in reply that he would not accept Mayor Briggs' salary and that if it was offered him he would suggest that it be turned over to the city hospital or some like charitable organization.

Wait Until Mayor Returns. The discussion was ended when Alderman Hard suggested that city council wait until Mayor Briggs returns to the city and then take up the matter.

Later in the meeting when the bond matter was being discussed and the city attorney was reading the bond ordinance, when he came to a section which provides that the mayor shall sign the bonds Alderman Hard moved to amend by adding "or the mayor pro tem."

It is highly probable that when Mayor Briggs returns to the city he will explain his absence from the city as council probably expects that he will.

Some weeks ago Mayor Briggs returned from Europe. He stated that he had been "across the pond" on business. Few people in Greenville knew where the mayor was. Many asked: "Where is Mayor Briggs?" His family stated that he was in New York.

Mayor Briggs returned to the city this morning.

Campbell's assorted soups 3 for 25c. Greenville Grocery Co.

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Before leaving your home for an extended journey, it is safest and best to have all important papers and other valuables securely deposited in an individual Safe Deposit Box, which may be rented in the fire and burglar proof vault of this bank for the normal fee of $3.00 per annum. Farmers and Merchants Bank

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Members of the Street and Sewer Committees of City Council this morning requested The Daily Piedmont to state that a large force of men were not to work early this morning cleaning out sewers and drains which were blocked by the heavy rains of last night. It is hoped that the work of cleaning out the sewers can be completed before nightfall. All this morning complains came pouring into the city engineer's office that sewers were blocked and that should it rain again water would fill the streets and possibly do damage in some instances. The council committees assures the public that the work is being pushed and they ask the indulgence of the public.




Graduating Class Will Hold Its Class Day Exercises in the School Auditorium on Wednesday Morning at 10 O'Clock -- Seven Boys Will Declaim For Medal Offered by Mr. H. Endel, of This City -- Speakers and Their Subjects Announced.

Brown Mahon, of the eighth grade, was awarded the medal in the spelling contest, held in the auditorium of the Central High school this morning at 10 o'clock. Honorable mention was made of Miss Evelyn Hicks, of the tenth grade, who, with Brown Mahon, stood up long after the other students of the school had taken their seats. The contest was very interesting and proved to be thoroughly enjoyable to the visitors as well as to the students.

The medal in this contest is given by Mr. T. P. Cothran, of this city.

Class Day Exercises. Tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in the school auditorium, Class Day exercises will be held. The exercises always prove to be the most enjoyable event of commencement week. The public is cordially invited to attend the exercises.

Following if the Class Day program Welcome address -- By president of the class.


History of Class -- By Miss Carrie Reynolds.

Class Poem -- By Miss Grace Pack.


Class Oration -- By Fletcher Holiday. Subject: "The Unveiling of the Statute of Robert Burns."

Class Prophecy -- By Miss Ella May Smith.

Class song.

Class will -- Miss Priscilla Poteat.

Boys' Declamation Contest. Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in the Grand opera house the Boys' Declamation contest for the Endel medal will be held. Seven boys of the high school will declaim for this medal.

Following are the speakers and their subjects.

"Our Origin and Our Destiny" -- James Poag.

"American Union" -- Eugene McManaway.

"Abraham Lincoln" -- Furman Berry.

"The Unveiling of the Statute of Robert Burns" -- Fletcher Holliday.

"Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death." -- Sloan Jordan.

"We the People or We the State" -- Walter Goldsmith.

"Death of Lafayette" -- Broadus Curry.

On Thursday evening at 8:30 o'clock the girl's reading contest will be held. Miss Theresa McDavid offers a medal in this contest. The graduating exercises will be held in the Grand opera house on Friday evening, beginning at 3:30 o'clock.

Catholic Standard and Times.

Evening Things Up -- "What did Mrs. Kloseman give you for cutting her grass?" asked Tommy's mother. "Nothin'" replied Tommy. "Why, she promised you 10 cents, didn't she?" "Yes, but I used her sickle to do it with and she charged me 10 cents for the use of it."

We make a specialty of good Flour at the lowest cash prices. Let us save you ten cents on your next sack. Greenville Grocery Co.

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Work of Resurfacing Buncombe Road and Laying Tarvia Was Begun in Earnest Yesterday Morning -- Laying of Tarvia is an Interesting Process -- Road Engineer Here to Show Bond Officials How to Lay Paving -- Begin Work on Mountain Road on June 1st.

County Supervisor J. P. Koodwin stated this morning that in six weeks' time he will complete the work of resurfacing the Buncombe road from the city limits to the intersection of Franklin road. The work was begun in earnest yesterday morning when a gang of convicts were put to work on the road.

How Tarvia is Laid. It might be of some little interest for many to know how the tarvia binding is laid. Supervisor Goodwin this morning initiated a reporter into the secrets of laying the binding. The macadamized road is first trimmed up, that is put in good shape. The tarvia which is shipped in barrels is then heated in a great melting pot and is distributed over the surface of the road by means of a hose. A dressing of fine gravel is then immediately laid on the tarvia and a big steam roller is run over the surface of the road, packing in the gravel.

The tarvia penetrates all through the crushed stone and hardens, thus binding the loose stone into a solid mass.

Road Engineer, Here. The company which sold the tarvia to the Greenville Hendersonville Highway association has sent an engineer here to show the supervisor how the tarvia should be put down.

Supervisor Goodwin intended starting laying tarvia this morning, but the rain last night made it impossible to start today.

Mr. Goodwin requests, if possible that all persons stay shy of the section of the Buncombe road where the improvements are being made.

Put Oil on Road. Property owners along the section of the Buncombe road which extends from Franklin road to the Five mile post are considering the advisability of putting an oil dressing on their section of the road.

The supervisor will resurface the macadam paving to the five mile post.

Concerning Mountain Road. It is stated that work for construction of the road over the mountain ridge will begin on the first of June, which is the coming aSturday. At that time the supervisors of Greenville county and Henderson county, N. C., will join forces and begin digging a road over the ridge.

No. 1 grated Pineapple 10 cents can. Greenville Grocery Co.


Blue Ridge. The following have registered at the Blue Ridge:

R. B. Williams, Lynchburg, Va.; F. L. Gentry, Spartanburg; L. M. Massey, S. C.; W. F. Going, Columbia; W. L. Brownlee, S. C.; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Anderson, Fountain Inn; James Brothertan, Augusta; L. D. Meadors, Fountain Inn; A. R. Meadors, Fountain Inn; Mrs. J. R. Osborne, Gaffney; John A. Morgan, Spartanburg; R. D. Bates, S. C.; Jas. R. Robertson, Jr., Spartanburg; W. C. Covington, Spartanburg; J. D. Harris, S. C.; C. M. Lodd, Simpsonville, L. W. Thomasan, Charlotte; D. I. Mulkey, Westminster; J. M. Haukins, New York; M. Mahaffy, Belton; W. H. Garrison, N. C.; S. P. Neely, Atlanta; J. M. [Coabey?], Cincinnati; C. E. Clark, Evansville; Geo. W. [Bearsing?], S. C.; Miss Binleson, Atlanta; J. E. Clinton, Atlanta; C. W. Dawson, S. C.; E. E. Wayland, S. C.; J. [P?] [Chilstein?], Richmond; T. D. Davis, Gainesville; E. H. Jones, Columbia; Jas. L. Burley, Anderson; C. S. [Lane?], Asheville; J. [P?] Thompson, Atlanta; J. D. Hudman, Spartanburg; W. C. Murphy, Charlotte; C. W. Crosby and wife, Anderson; [illegible], Richmond; H. P. [Deal?], Charlotte; F. W. Fickel, Anderson.

We sell Hudnuts Grits, course, fine, medium and extra fine. Greenville Grocery Co.

Philadelphia Telegraph.

He Knew Them -- Mr. Grim -- I see that you have announced that you intend willing all your money to charty. Mr. Grouch -- Yes, it will save a thousand distant relatives the trouble of attending my funeral.

Enormous Carrots -- A bed of carrots recently took root to such an astonishing depth that they were pulled on the other side of the globe.

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Monday afternoon Coroner Batson held an inquest over the body of Will Woods, the negro who was hit in the head with a base ball bat Sunday night at about 11 o'clock at the interurban camp near Oak Dale, and who died Monday morning at 4 o'clock as a result of the injuries. The jury returned a verdict charging Joe Thomas with being responsible for the negro's death.

A negro woman, who was the principal witness, testified that she was sitting outside the camp tent, pitched at Oak Dale, when Thomas strode by her and went into the tent. She said that she heard him ask Will Woods to give up his (Thomas') pants and that without another word Thomas dealt Woods a blow with the bat.

The Thomas negro is still at large.


Auto Fire Truck Driver Turns It Into Wall to Avoid Collision.

Middletown, N. Y., May 28. -- Risking his life to save a team of five horses, George Connors, chauffeur of an automobile fire truck, turned it directly into the side of a brick building and wrecked it. He escaped with bruises. The brick wall of the building fell into the store of the Middletown Tailoring Company.

Eagle Engine company and McQuord Engine company were going to a fire, the Eagle company's truck, drawn by horses, being in the lead. The Eagle company swang out to pass an automobile just as Driver Connors of McQuord tried to pass. Connors had to hit the horses or turn into a side street, and he took the latter chance, wrecking his machine but saving the horses.

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INSIST ON GETTING GREENVILLE BAKING CO'S PRODUCTS They are Pure, Clean and Wholesome. Your Grocer has them or can get them.

Demand the CLEAN loaf and let the other fellow guess how the stickers are put on his Food, Bread, Pies, Cakes and Ice Cream.

Greenville Baking Co., Phone 314. 107 N. Main Street.

DID YOU EVER NOTICE the difference between a ready-made siut and a suit made to measure? Just try once to have your suit made to measure and you will never want to wear a suit ready-made again.

Every garment made on our premises. Remodeling neatly done. THE PARIS LADIES' TAILOR Opera House Square. Greenville, S. C.


Harrison's Town and Country lasts longest.

Harrison's Town and Country makes the best looking houses.

It is the most economical because is spreads fathest and puts off the [hedd?] of repainiting for the longest time.

We sell it.

Stone Fuel & Lumber Co., Phone 781. Gower Supply Co.s' old stand

Straw Hats For Boys.

Soft Staws and Sailors

75c to $2.00

Keys- Mahon Co. Men's Shop.

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Choosing a Wife and Selecting a Piano.

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differ in this way; in the first your individual judgment must be your guide; in the second the help of an expert must be sought.

The "John H. Williams" Piano is the dream realized by a music lover, after years of study and research.

It is guaranteed to satisfy the most exacting.

Four styles, fundamentally same. J. .. .. ......$350.00 O. .. .. .... $400.00 H. .. .... .... $450.00 N. . . .. ......$500.00

John H. Williams, Opera House Bld. Greenville, S. C.

Packard MOTOR CARS GIBBES MACHINERY CO. Spartanburg, S. C. and Columbia, S. C.

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43c Ladies' Silk Hose

We offer a case of Ladies' high grade silk Hose, black and tan only, value 50c., at 43c. pair.

Extra good bargains in Ladies' Silk Hose, 25c pair.

Ladies' fine quality, fast, black, gauze lisle Hose 25c.

Ladies' Silk Hose in black, tan, white and navy. A little better than usual, at $1.00.

Ladies' fast black thin Lisle Hose 15c or 2 pair for 25c.

Children's Fancy Top Socks, all sizes, 10c.

Children's Fancy Top Socks, all sizes, 10c.

Children's white, black and tan Socks 1[4?]c.

Children's fine ribbed summer Hose, sizes 6 to 9 1-2, 15c or 2 pair for 25c.

We have again placed on sale a case of that yard wide, soft, fine Bleaching, 10c value, at 8c yard or 14 yards for $1.00.

Lot of yard wide fine Cambric 10c. yard.

Another case of Pajama Checks, yard wide, 10c yard.

All colors in Linen finish, merceried Chambray 10c yard.

Fancy Madras, small lot 10c grade [illegible] 8c yard.

White Welts, the popular material for Skirts, (third shipment) 20c and 25c yard.

Silk Bargains.

Yard wide, soft, fine, black Taffeta 75c yard.

All colors in Messaline, popular and durable suitable wear for all occasions, yard wide, $1.00 yard.

Black Jap Silk, water proof, very fine quality, 50c and 75c yard.

27 inch mercerized Reps., all shades 35c yard.

Lot of fancy Batiste, 12 1-2c value, at 10c yard.

9 x 12 Matting Art Squares at $3.50, $4.00 and $5[?]0.

Matting Rugs 25c, 55c and 65c. Porch Shades $4.25 to $5.00. Hammocks up to $[5?].00.

Barr Dry Goods Co.

"SELLS IT FOR CASH." 114-115 South Main Street.

SPECIAL SALE of FINE CANDIES at 29c and 39e a pound. Very Fine.

Mauldin's Pharmacy On the Corner.

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PHONE 92[?] [N.?] A HONOUR, JR. & SON

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STRAIGHT TO THE POINT The extra thickness of six rows of solid rubber studs give Republic Sta[ggard] Tread Tires a riding surface equal to t[he] two ordinary tires -- really two tires [of?] [the] cost of one.


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Gilreath-Durham Co. [illegible]

QUALITY, DIVERSITY, [text on magnified page is cut off] PRICE.

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Gilreath-Durham Co. [illegible]

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The City National Bank.

Confectionery Candies [drawn image illegible]

Candies -- Made Fresh every day.

Ice Cream -- Best in the City.


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