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TO BE DISCUSSED
IVlcAdoo Calls on Bankers
FOUR ARE INVITED
FROM THIS STATE
Charleston, Columbia, Spartanburg
and (?recmille Clearing House Men
Are To Take Tart In The Confer,
ence of Fifty Nine Hankers To He
Held Some Time In August To His
cuss Distribution of (50,000,000.
"Washington, -Aug. 4.?Representa
tive bankers of 5!? large cities in the
agricultural regions of the South, .Mid
dle West and Pacific roast today wore
invited by Secretary McAdoo to come
lo Washington to confer with the
treasury department regarding the dis
tribution of the $60,000,000.00 of gov
ernment funds about to be deposited
in national hanks of those districts to
facilitate the marketing and move
ment of the crops.
This unprecedented stop, which will
call to Washington hankers from the
centres that will finance the handling
of the great crops soon to be har
vested, is designed to give the secre
tary first hand information and adl
vice as to the specific and relative
needs of each of the farming districts.
It has been decided to place the de
posits in the 59 cities to be repre
sented at the conference. Invitations
were sent by telegraph to the presi
dents of the clearing house associa
tions in each of the cities asking them
to send represent Uives or committees
to Washington to discuss arrange
ments for depositing the big sum.
Southerners Come First.
The conference with the represen
tatives from the Southern cities will
be held at the treasury department
Thursday, August 7, with those from
the West Friday, August 8, and with
those from the Pacific Thursday,
These cities have been Invited to
he represented: Birmingham, Mobile
Montgomery. Ala.; Little Bock Ark.;
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cal.; Den
ver, CoL; Tampa, Jacksonville, Fla.;
Atlanta, Savannah, Ga.; Chicago,
Kvansville. Fort Wayne, Indianapolis,
Ind.; Des Moines, Siouy City, Iowa;
Kansas City, Wi^ilta Kan.; Louis
ville. Ky.; New gleans, La.; Balti
more, Md.; Vicksburg, Meridian,
Miss.; St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo.;
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Min.; Detroit,
Mich.; Charlotte. Wilmington, Raleigh,
N. C.i Omaha. Neb.; Oklahoma City,
Muckogee, Okla.; Portland, Ore;
Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus,
Ohio; Charleston, Columbia, Spartan
burg, Greenville, S. C; Chattanooga,
Knoxvl'lo, Memphis. Nashville. Tenn.1
Dallas, Galveston, Houston, San An
tonio, Texas; Richmond, Norfolk,
Boanoke, Lynchburg, Va.; Wheeling,
W. Va ; Seattle. Spokane, W ish.: Mil
Can't Have More.
Secretary McAdoo announced that
it was not practicable to increase the
number of cities and that he bellev I
those selected were thoroughly rep
resentative of the agricultural sec
Treasury officials declared the entire
-$r.0,000,ooo win bo deposited if the
situation demands It. It was ex
plained that care will be taken to
prevent any undue InMation of the
circulating volume of money and that
the government would deposit only
what was reeded to tssht Li moving
the crops, with the stipulation that It
must be returned to the treasury as
soon as that need shall have passed
At the conference with the bankers
Secretary McAdoo will discuss the
amount needed and the dates to he
named for the gradual return of the
money to far government.
The treasury department expects to
begin making the deposits before the
close of August and gradually to feed
? the money into the selected centres
as the demand grows through the crop
Reunion of Co. F.
The annual reunion of Co. F.. I Ith
Regiment. S. C. V., will he held at
Langston church Tuesday, Aug. 19th.
Several speakers will he present to
entertain the crowd and dinner will
he served by the ladles. As many of
the old soldiers as can possibly mnke
the trip are expected to be present.
MANY WERE ENROLLED
IN HIGH SCHOOL
Percentage of Enrollment In (it)
High School Largely Exceeds Vver?
Hge for the United States.
Superintendent B. L, Jones, oi the
Laurens City Schools, has received
from State Sum. ?'? 10. Swouringeu an
acknowledgement of his annual re
port on the schools of Laurens. The
letter oi Mr. Swearingen is very com
plimentary to the hlgii school depart
ment here, the Laurens schools show
Inn a percentage of IT per cent of to
tal enorllment in the high school,
whereas the percentage of high school
boys and girls over the entire coun
try is but 8 per cent. The following
are several paragraphs from the let
ter of Mr. Swearingen:
"Accept my congratulations on your
fine high school enrollment. The per
centage of high school boys and girls
in Laurens is IT per cent; for the
I'nited States as a whole it is only
s per cent, will you in- good enough
to write me what causes contribute t<>
bring about this condition?"
"Laurens county has a large exc< 19
negro enrollment. Is your report of
the city negro school accurate in this
particular? The reported negro en
rollment is far below the figures for
Tho high percentage of high school
boys and girls in the city schools can
be partly accounted for by the fact
that there arc no local colleges or
preparatory schools to draw the schol
ars away before finishing the regular
school course. Other than that, there
are hardly no other reasons for this!
except a desire on the part of the j
scholars and their parents for bette1
preparation before entering college. It
lsi>08Kible, however, that the high
school department here includes low
er grades than are Included over oth
er i>ar.ts of the country. It can he
safely said, though, that there is a
tendency In Laurens toward better
preparation before ending college or
befo:V: entering business.
The excess of white children over
negro children In the city schools can
be explained by the fact that lucre are
two largely attended private negro
schools In the city.
WATTS THE LOSER.
Enoree Gels Lead in First and keeps
It Without Trouble.
Watts Mills, the "champoens" of the
C. N. & L. League were defeated on
the home grounds last Saturday by
Fr.oree. The game was lost In the ini
tial round, when a scorching -ingle to
centre scored three lOnoree men. An
other scored in the same Inning. In
the fifth the visitors scored another
through errors. Watts succeeded in
pushing only one across the platter.
Byrd, formerly of I<ouisvi]'.e worked in
the box for Watts and Botsell, signed
a few days ago with Detroit, shot em
".cross for Fnoree. Both had t'n prop
er goods. In the hit column Byrd
had a shade the better standing,
though the bunched hits and errors In
the first lost him the advantage.
Burglars at Bed Iron Backet.
Saturday night or early Sunday
morning, a burglar or burglars en
tered the store of J. (' Hums & Com
pany from one of the rear windows
and s'.ole a considerable quantity of
goods including watches, shoes, dry
goods and other things. An entrance
was made through one of the windows
on the main floor, about fifteen foot
from the ground. The intruder climb
ed to this window by means of a lad
der brought from tho negro church
being built a few hundred yards In the
rear of the store. Mr. Burns Is un
certain as to the value of the goods
stolen, though he thinks that the
burglars made rather healthy haul.
This is the thlr. time that the store
has boon robbed. Just a few months
ago a thief entered the store from
one of the lower windows In the rear
and carried off sugar and other ar
Children Bay n< ML Pleasant.
There will be Children'sM Day at
Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, August
13th. The exercises will begin about
10 o'clock In the morning. There will
also be memorial services in the even
ing in honour of our Conferedate dead.
The sponkei for the afternoon will be
one of Laurens' native sons. Mr. .1. Q.
Maiiaffey, now a prominent lawyer of
Texarkana, Tex. The public Is cor
dially Invited to be present at both
the morning and afternoon exercises.
How Mexican Rebels Burn
Railroads In Fight on Huerta
Photo by American Tresa Association.
THEY have learned the art of destroying railroads lu Mexico down to a
fine point This picture proves It it shows what happened to a one
track branch line before the Constitutionalists got tbrougb with It
They set flre to the ties and twisted the hot rails out of shape, Just aa
the boys In blue used to bend rails in the south Into the Initials "U. S." during;
Sherman's march to the sea. By this method of putting the railroads out of
business the revolutionists In Mexico have caused the federals much trouble
and bare been able to block advances and cut off communication. Many
thought Huerta would not hold his power long
F. J. NELSON TO LEAVE.
Promoted to Soliciting freight Agent
With Headquarters in Anderson.
Air. Fred J. Nelson, of the union
ticket olllce has been promoted to
soliciting freight agent and will leave
Laurens the latter part of this week
for Anderson where he vill make his
headquarters. Mr. Nelson lias hand
ed out tickets at the union station
for years, having occupied that posi
tion when the freight and passenger
departments were lirst separated. He
lias always been considered by the
Officials "higher up" as one of the most
ellicient men in the employ of the
road and consequently the promotion
that he has deservingly won does not
come as a surprise to the hundreds
j of friends that he has made in his
home town and over the road.
Mr. Nelson will be succeeded by
Mr. M. S. Simpson, a Laurens boy
who has been located at Goldvtlle for
about two years. He has had many
years' experience in the railroad busi
ness and is fully competent in every
BAKBEtTE AT EkOM.
Governor Mease has Accepted the In
vitation and will be at Ekom August
..The ladles of Willow Grove Wood
man 'Circle will give a barbecue at
Bkom on August 14-th. Gov. Blcasc,
Hon. Josh Ashley. Col. John M. Can
non. Col. Sam J. Nichols, Quincy Ma
haffey, of Texas, and Head Consul
Commander C. A. Power will make ad
dresses. The public is cordially In
vited to attend the barbecue,
When School Opens.
Superintendent 11. L. Jones, who has
been in the city for several days look
ing after some business matters of
the schools and attending to other af
fairs, stated several days ago that he
was happy to announce to the children
that school would "take up" this year
on Monday, the eighth of September.
Doubtless this is pleasant news to '.he
school children (?). No action has yet
been taken toward the movement to|
add another grade to the high school
department and1 it is hardly probable
that It Will be added this year. The
trust*-s hope to tak" this sV-p some!
time in the future.
DEATH OF L. A. McCORU.
One of the City*? Staunches! Citizens
Passed Awaj Last Wednesday.
Last Wednesday morning the manj
friends ol Mr. Luther A. McCord were
pained to heai of hi.-, death which oc
curred during the early morning
hours of that day. Mr. McCord had
been in ill health for a numbei of
months, so his death, while not ex
pected so booh, was not a surprise.
The funeral services were held at
his residence Thursday morning at.
ten o'clock, tin- Rev. L. I'. McOeo, his
pastor, conducting them. The body
was then carried '..> the Lauren8 cea.
eterv where i*. was Interred with ma
sonic honors. Numerous beautiful
floral tributes from friends in Lau
rens and elsewhere were strewn on
the grave attributing to the high es
teem in which the deceased was hole*.
The pall hearers were Messrs. ('. II.
Roper, It. E. Uabb, It A. Cooper. II.
Terry. J. P. Bolt, and Dr. Clifton
Mr. McCord was a native of Abbe
ville county, having come to Laurensl
about twenty seven years ago where j
he entered business as a clerk. He
later went into the mercantile busi
ness for himself and successfully con
tinued this for a number of years.
During the later years of his life he
lias been conducting a photograph
gallery and selling musical instru
Mr. McCord w;.s ">>', years of an ?. He
is survived by his wife who was Miss
Cora Holroyd, and two little girl?. A
sister, Mrs. .!. M. Hamilton, also sur
vives hiin as does two half brothers
and a half-sister.
Mr. MdOord took a K re.it deal of
interest in fraternal affairs and was
a member of Palmetto Ixxl^e No. 19,
A. P. M , W. 0. W.. and K. of P. He
was a quiet and unassuming gentle
man who look a great deal of Inter
est in his town and his friends. His
deiith is a source of great sorrow to |
numerous friends both in the city and
Meeting nt Poplar spriiur.
A series of meetings will begin at
Poplar Springs on second Sunday.
The pastor will he assisted by Rev.
M. L. Lawson of Laurens.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
ITEMS IN CLINTON
Entertainments in' tin- I'jikI Neck und
1'eiMinal Moni Ion of Trawlers.
(.Minton, Aug ."?. On Fnlduy morning
tho Coecliun Music club onjoyod a de
lightful luncheon given by Miss Ks
Friday night Miss Amy Copolntld i n
tcrtalncd quite a number of the young
people In honor of a house party she
in entertaining this week. Those en
Joying the week With her are all Clin
ton girls: Misses Julia and Virginia
Owens, Nancy Owens. Mary Klug, KVtu
and Kate Shands.
On Tuesday afternoon Miss June
Kennedy was hostess to the youim
ladies embroidery club and visitors.
Mrs. .1 It. CopellUld entertained
some young people Tuesday night,
The Uaraca and IMiilathea classes
left on Tuesday morning for a camp*
|ng trip about twelve miles from Clin
ton. They will lie gone all this week.
The many friends of Mr. Thomas
Watts now of Columbia, win he In
terested in Knowing thai his engage
men! to Miss Agnes DuPro has been
announced. The wedding will he this
Miss Mary Dean has returned from
summer school in Kock Hill.
I>:\ and Mrs. Kenn returned Friday
from Ashovllle, N. C
Mrs. I). .1. Itrimm returned Thurs
day from Columbia, where she has
been tor the past month.
Miss Pearle Hays came home Fri
day from Summerton where she has
been the guest of Miss Scarborough.
Miss Mittie Young has returned at
ter a visit to relatives in Anderson.
Miss Kli/.a 1 lotion left Saturday for
Abbeville where vbe will \ isit her sis
ter. Mrs. Ph?80n.
Miss Mary Dean left Tuesday for
Greenville to visit friends there.
Miss Mary Cartright left Monday
for her home in Yorkvlllc, after spend
lug some time with friends here.
Miss J. 1. Copcland and daughters
have returned from Anderson,
Miss Lurlllc Parrot! is the gucsl ( i
Mrs. Fouche this week.
Miss Drucie Cromer of Ncwberry,
j is the guest of Mrs. E. C. UrlggS.
Misses Mary nnd Lewis Hopkins of
Columbia, have been visiting relatives
i:i Clinton this week.
Miss Annie Murkhead of Italeigh,
N. C, is the guest of Mrs. J. W. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. A. .1 Sprolcs of Grnotl
wood are visiting their daughter, Mrs.
F M. Moland
Mrs McConncll of ChoHer, is the
guest ul Mrs. I). M. Douglas;'.
Miss Lottii Abell has returned toiler
home in Lowryvllle, after a visit to
her sister, Mrs. .i. L. Young,
fiev. and Mrs. Honten have returned
from a month's visit in Georgia.
Mrs. .1. It. Little has returned to
her home in Laurens, after spending
;i few days here with Mrs. G, W.
Mr. Hugh ('. Leaman was in Clinton
Mrs. James Sprunt ot Dillon spent
the week end in Clinton.
Miss Marie Yeorger, of Haltlmore,
who taught here in the graded school
luring 1911-12 has accepted a posi
tion in the sc hool here for next year
( AI GUT l\ I II I KT,
Jack lloniar, a Negro, Arrested for
Enticing Labor from this Slate to
Monday morning. Deputy Sheriff
Ii.? id arrested one Jack Homnr on the
( irgc of enticing laborers from this
State into Virginia. Jack had suc
ceeded in persuading three colored
brethren that Virginia was a better
place to live and had boarded the <".
& W. C. train for SpartanburR with
his cargo for Virginia. Deputy Held
had heard that Jack was "In our
midst" and was at the depot on the
lookout. He boarded the same train
with the- suspected negro and (aught
him redhanded paying the railroad
fare of the lane negroes-. All four
were taken in charge by Deputy Heid
alone and taken off the train at Watts
Mills. They were placed in the jail
\l| Hay Singing at Watts.
An all-day singing will be held at
Watts Mills church next Sunday, the
Huh of August. A large number of
singers from the surrounding count:;,
are expected and an enjoyable time i
assured to all who are present. The
public is Invited to come and to bring
books and "well filled baskets" as
dinner will be served on the grounds,
rK?fa mt ww\\
News Letters f rom Mtiny
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Pe??
pie all over tlu> Count) and to Those
Who Have Left the Fuiull) Hearth
htono and gone to Other Slates.
Mountvllle, -Aug. I. Mr. and Mrs.
Brooks Uuodiuan returned lasi week
from their wedding tour, having visit
ed Denver, Pueblo, Chicago and oili
er points of interest in the west, and
me now :it honte to their friends In*
the i Ulbert-on house, which Mr. Good
man recently purchased.
.Marge and appreciative congrega
tion' heard Itov. (! M I lolllngsworlh
last Sunday at the Presbyterian
church. Mr. I lolllngsworlh v\ a form
erly pastor of this church, and his Old
congregation was delighted lo hear
Mr. nild Mrs. Sydney Crisp, ol tinn
er, N. C . are on a v isit to Mrs. Crisp's
mother. Mrs M. lt. Kol I CIS.
Mr, Itni'us <). Ilryson, ol Atlanta, i-t
at home mi a visit to his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Mryson.
Mr. .1 I.. Moyd returned Saturday
from a trip to Baltimore and Wash
Mr. .1 M Simons and family at
tended the Cnivei sahsi conference in
Saluda county last week,
Mr. and Mrs. 'C.. M. Kuller an- now
occupying their new home in tho
suburbs of the town.
Contractor Pinson Is laying down
the material for the erection of i
dwelling for Mr. W. K, Crisp.
Kjugcno Crisp, of llawkinsvllle, (la.,
fives in town.
Aisle Dryson is at home for a lew
day.v from Columbia, where lie is at
tending a business college.
Tylei'HVlllo, Aug I (Julie a number
Iron, 'his community attended servic
i. at Itethnny Sunday morning.
Misses Nina I'oole, "Ova Cannon. Mr.
Hobo IllirilPtt, of Spart a nImi g, and
Mr. Prod Ihillenger, ol' Inman were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs T. I'. Poolu
ami family Sunday.
Miss Lillie Peterson is Visiting lo r
sister, Mrs T. M (il'OSS, near Crier. .
Mr. .lames Burnett, of Sp.'trtnnburg,
is visiting Mr and Mrs. 'I I' Poolti
Mr and Mrs. Arthur Little and Mr.
Ocoi'gC I'.ailev, of 'Clinton, attended
services at llothany Sunday morning.
Messrs. .1 S. Cralg and W. C. Win
ters spent Sunday with Mi T. I'. I'oolu
Mr Nilos < ia:i< ol Clinton, spenl
Sunday with l.is mother, Mrs. M. O,
Itov. and Mrs .1 !?' Jacobs and Mr.
Tom Scott, of Clinton, spent Sundnv
witli Mr. and Mrs. T. I' Poolo and
Mr. Foster'Cromer ol Clinton spent
Sunday with friend in this commun
Messrs. P. W. Plakelv and Marvltl
Sanders were business visitors In
Mr. George Little vinited relativen
hon last w? r k.
Miss ICmniii Blnkcly, of Columbia,
Is visiting friends in this community.
Misses Grace and Wattle Hobo Poolo
and Mary Price Don nan were in Lati
Madden. Aug. t The proton
meeting that has been in profi
for the past week, closed with the Sat
urdny service, itev M. <;. Lee, o)
Fort Mill, did the preaching. Ii. ...
an excellent impression on hi- lie
ers anil was especially liked bj
younger part of his congregation He
Is a young preacher consecrated and
lull of love for flu cause. Thorn Is
a bright future before him in his
chosen work tor Coil and lilimanit\
Mrs. Clyde Marlin, of Greenville,
and Mrs. Crank Martin, of Latina-.
wore among those who crime hack to
worship at :!n old homo church again,
Mrs Macvie Pifiley Martin, who has
been for the past months, a vlslloi
to her brother, Mr. Jno. I! Pin ley,
and Other relatives here, left for le t
home in Knill?, Texas, las' weet-. Her
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