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VOLU~i1~ XXXV. LARENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1919. NUMBER4
STA;91 [IG ST
1bR LAST PARL[YS
Completed Treaty Expected
Semi-Offleiil Viow in Rome is that
Italianls Have Not Defluitedy With
drai wii from the Coiferenee. Out
come of Italin Parliamentary Ac.
ti is now Awaited..
The stage Is rapidly being set for
the final phase of the peace negotia
tions said the Associated Press last
night. Yesterday's plenary session of
the peace conference stamped its ap
proval on the coVenant of the League
of Nations, while today Germany's
plenipotentaries are expected to ar
rive at Versailles to join the members
of the mission already there.
Some points in the peace treaty to
be presented the Germans are as yet
isettled, but it is considered possible
the 'Clauses Involved will shortly be
ready for incorporation in the doe
meit. so that tile completed treaty will
he ready for the enemy delegates by
the week's end.
Italy was not represented at the
pllenary session yesterday, but. dis
patches from Rome indicate the prol
ability that her delegates will return
to 'aris after a. brief period. The Ital
lan parliament will meet today and It
is expected tlint Premier Orlando will
at once appear and lay before it tle
situation which arose at Paris when
President Wilson made hih4public
statement relative to Flume and the
Action by the parliament, which
will be In effect a mandate to the Or
lando ministry, will be requested,
thore.being an effort to Qbtain a unan
inous vote on the resolution demand
ing that Italy's claims on the eastern
coast of the Adriatic be recognized.
If this is done, it Is probable that
Premier Orlando and his colleagues
will immediately re-appear in Paris.
Advices from Rome state that the
seni-ofticial *view of the situation
there is lint Italy has not definitely
withdrawn from the peace conference
but has merely suspended partilelpa
If the vote of (lie Italian parlia
ient is favorable to the position tak
en by Premier Orlando, it is probable
that the diplomatic battle will be re
sumed in Paris.
There is apparently no thought for
the preseii. at least to annex Flume
to Italy by parliamentary action, it
being planned to demand action on the
part. of the conference.
The national council of Flume, how
ever, has, according to report. halnd
ed all the powers of the state and
muinicipality to a representative of
German government troops are
slowly encircling 'Munich, wvhichi is
hlcd by soviet, forces, but it is proba
ble that it will be several (lays be
fore a general attack on (lie city is
Rumanian attacks against the soviet
arnmy of Ilungary are making progress,
according to reports, which state that
(lola Kun, the head of the Tlunga
rian Ilolsheviki, has admitted the
I roops under his command are being
dlefeated. Ihundreds of people are be
ing arrested at fludapest and are be
ing 1h01( as hostages by the Blolsheviki,
who threaten wholesale executions if
(lie Rumanians continue to advance.
The withdrawal of American forces
from most of the front line ,positions
in northern litussia is reported. It is
said that they wvill leave the country as
soon as possible.
COTTON MEETJNO CALLFMD.
Meeting of Cotton Committee and
Farmuers Called to be Heid ini the
Court House Salesday.
Mr. W. L,. Gray, chairman of Tau
rens county cotton committee has
called a meeting of the committeemen
andl farmers to be held in thie court
house next Monday at noon. Final
reports on acreage reduetion will be
heard and the ,convention in S4ew
Orleans discussed. Mr. Gray expects
to say a few wvords about the conven
tion, as lie has been appointed as one
of the delegates from this ate to at
tend. A full attendance Is reouested.
COURT EN SESSION.
Judge F. 11. Gary Presiding in Place
of Judge Geo. E. Prince Uho is Sick.
'Tihe court of general sessions con
vened yesterday morning with Judge
Frank B. Gary, of Abbeville, on the
bench instead of Judge Geo. E,. Prince
who was to have -presided at this term.
Judge Prince was sick the first of the
week and Judge Gary was appointed
to sit in his stead.
Jurors have been drawn for two
weeks of court and it is thought that
most of this thno will be consumed.
Yesterday the court was engaged in
the case of R. Coke Gray vs the C. &
\V. C. railroad. Mr. Gray is asking
damages for alleged injury to his
house on West Main street caused by
the caving in of the railroad's embank
ment. The house is occupied by 31r. .J.
F. Tolbert and 'was at one time the
property of the Methodist church. The
case will be given to the jury this
FIV1E NEGRO HOUSES ,
DFSTROYE) BY FIRE
laze Wipes Out Five Cottiges While
Firemen are Without Water Pres
Fire originating in the house of Jane
Fields, colored, in the "tich 11111" sec
tion of the city Sunday afternoon, de
stroyed her house and four others be
longing to negroes of the vicinity. Oth
ers suffering loss were John \illiams,
George Cain, I lattie Boyd and N. S.
Torrence. N. S. Torrence's house was
a rather large structure and the loss
to him is considerable.
Jane Field went away from her
house about three o'clock, leaving a
long stick of wood in the stove with
one end of it projecting ont of the
door, It Is thought that this broke off
and fell, setting he house on fire.
When discovered shortly afterwards
it was already burning rapidly. A
otiff %%ind fanned the flames and con
trIbvted to their spread to qther hous
es. The fire department answered the
alarm, but was unable to save the
house or the four adjoining it, the fire
men being unable to get a stream
strong enough to do effective work.
Chief J. T. Crows was not in the city
and was consequently unable to direct
the work of the fire fighters.
FOR COMMERCE CIAMBEII
W. L. Gray Made Permanent Chairman
of Board of Directors.
At a meeting of the new directors
of the Chaiber of Commerce held in
the Peoples Loan & Exchange Bank
building 'Monday afternoon, 'Mr. W. L.
Gray was elected chairman of the
board of directors and the following
committees were appointed:
Civic Coimittee-4Dr. S. 11. Temple
man, chairman; J. W. Dunklin, B. L.
Mereantile-l). Ii. Wilkes, chair
man; L. 10. Burns, iR. F. Jones.
I ndustrial-Alb~ert Dial, chairman;
H1. 1). Gray, TV. L.. Monroe.
Triaile andi Transportation-Alison
Lee, chairman; 1E. D). Easterby, D. 11.
Agricultural-J. WV. Todd, chair
uman ; P. C. Owings, R. F. Fleming.
Finance-E. P. ..\iinter, chairman;
W. i0. 3Meng, S. M. Wilkes, .T. F. TVol
A join1t meeCt ing of thle Board of D)1
rectors and the Finance Commit tee
has been called for Friday evening of
this 'week at (6 o'clocle in the rooms of
the Chamber of Commerce. it is hoped
that a full attendance will be had.
TO EXTEND STORE.
Minter Company to Let Contract for
'Extensive lImprovenments to Present
afr. E. P. Minter stated yesterday
that contracts would noon be let for
extensive improvements to b~e made on
the store room now occupied b~y the
mn's department as well as lesser
improvements in the ladies' depart
ment of the .Minter Company, b~usiness
having outgrown the present quarters.
Tlhe present building uitil ized by the
men's department is to 1)e extended
b~ack so as to be about a hundred feet
long and modern fixtures installed in
conformity with modern lideas. A large
archway will be cut betwveen the two
butildings so as to establish convenient
communication between them. Work
will begin at. an early dlate and b~e com
ieted in time for the fall trade,
SPIUNG MEETING HERE
Sessions of Body Marked by Good Ie
ports, Splendid Addresses and Dis.
position of Cases.
The spring session of the South
Carolina Iresibytery which iwas held
in Laurens was concluded Wednesday
night at 11 o'clock, after three meet
ings during the day and the transac
tion of much routine by the body. The
fall session will be held with Thorn
well 'Memorial Church, Clinton, whose
Invitation was extended by the Rev.
L. 'Ross Lynn, superintendent of the
orphanage. Just. before adjournment
the Presbytery elected the Rev. 11. C.
Fennell of Abbeville and the Rev. J.
L. Mcfin as ministerial commission
ers to the General Assembly of the
church, Dr. F. E. Harrison of Abbe
ville and John B. Clardy of Smyrna
church, Newberry, as commissioners
from the ranks of the riuling elders.
The Rev. C. T. 'Squires, of Laurens,
the Rev. L. Ross Lynn of Clinton, It.
R. Fuller of Mouniville and G. A.
ltarkslale of Greenwood, alternates.
The sessions of Presbytery opened
Tileslay evening with a sermon by
Dr. F. ). .Jlones or Clinton. Wednes
(lay morning the .body formally organ
ized by the election of tle R1ev. .1. M.
Dal las. of Ware Shoals, as moderator,
a ntd Dr. F. E. TIarrison, of Abbev ille,
stated clerk. The various reports from
IIe 12 ('hurchies represented and the
work of the educational and benevo
lent institutions iwere encouraging,
showing progress and unity of forces.
The annual financial report was es
pecially good, On the $3,500,000 fund
for all benevolences fostered by the
church, this Presbytery last year gave
$38,000 while its apportionment was
only $32,000. This year it 'was asked
for $38,000 and it has already sub
scribed $38,500. Supt. Lynn of Thorn
well Orphanage stated that the re
ceipts for the year were $8,000 in ad
vance of those of last year. Dr. S. C.
Byrd, president of Chicora College, re
ported that institution In excellent
condition with an enrollment of 319
students, the largest in the history
of tile collego.
Wednesday evening the session was
made memorable by an address by Dr.
.1. 0. Reavis, of the 'Columbia ,Theo
logical Seminary, touching upon his
visit to Japan and Korea. After the
address reports were read and elec
tions held as already related, after
which the body took up certain charg
es preferred against Rev. J. F. .lacobs
and Rev. W. F. Strickland, both of
whom have been engaged in work of
a secular nature. After hearing these
vases, both of the ministers were ex
onerate(d by a vote of the Presbytery.
MANY SEEKING POSTOFICE.
Examination to be Ield at ('linton for
Intorest in the selection of a post
master in the local office is steadily
groving with the approach of the date
of the examination, to be held at Clin
ton some time in May. According to
curtrent rep~orts a number of appilica
tions have been filed, among them be
ing the present acting post mastert, M\r.
D). Mr. Nortwood, two post-othice em
ployees, Miessrs. W. TL. Taylor and Ar
.lr. C. D). Unrksdaie, Mrs. JT. A. Wof'
ford, of Route 41, and( Sit pt. of l.:du
mentt of the postmnasler' is madelI in
part upon a competitive basis, educa
tilonal ciualifieations counting 70 per
centt andl htusiness experiener '30 per
cent. The suecessfl competitor, it is
iudierstoodl, mutst meet thIte app~lroval
of the U1. 5. senators, Miessrs. E. D).
Smtitht andl N. B. Dial, whiile it is pos
sible that thte dlistrict congressman
may htave a voice in Itis seI'leto.
llave 11tulrned to Ainerieni.
Rev. Ri. S. Anderson, whlo htas been
dloing mIssion work in Coban, (uaste
mala, has returned to this country,
htaving landed at New Orleans abot
a week ago, Hie wvas accomphanledl
htome b)y his wife and cildren, all of
whiomi are now wvith Mtrs. Anderson's
fathter, Mr. A. 'C. Watson, of Green
wvood. Rev. Anderson, whod is a son
of te late J1. Wadte Anderson, of this
city, and a brothter of Rev. WV. Ray An
derson, has been in Qutatemala for the
past ten or' twelve years.
The adivancedl gradle of the Brewetr
ton school will give an entertainumen t
on Satutrday evening, Mfay 3rd at the
school house. All are invited to come.
The hour wvill be 8:30 o'clock pt'ompt
lv. No fidminsion wvill lc chatred,
WOMEN WORKERS NAMED
FOI LIBERTY LOAN
County Chairman i Nimies Comuimittees
in Each District to Solicit Subscrip.
tions for Victory Loan.
M1rs. I. T. Dunlap, chairman for
Laurens county for the women work
ers In the Victory Loan campaign,
has named the following committees
to solicit subscriptions throughout
Ebenezer and Patton schools: Mrs.
Friendship-Mrs. Frank fobo.
Riddles Old Field-Mrs. Parry Ow
Warrior-Mrs. S. M. Benjamlin.
Ilethany-Mirs. Sallie Stewart.
Grays-Mrs. S. F. Finchcer.
Central-Mrs. 1. 0. Garrett.
Youngs-Mliss Lucile Cox.
lnfordl-Mirs. C. L. Waldrop.
Ora-Miss Belle Byrd.
M usgrove-'Mrs. W. M. Myers.
Langston-fMiss Lucy Donnon.
Sandy Springs-dNirs. Frank Little.
Gray Cou rt-Owings-Mrs. Robert
Green Pond--Mrs. Dee Woods.
'den---.\lrs. Wal Iker Gray.
Sh i loh -.\I rs. Clyde Wilson.
11:1'irony - Vs. V A. White.
arksdale--Mr's. W. W. Yeargin.
Dials---.lrs. Cecil Owing.:.
Mrna-Mirs. Brooks Nash.
Princeton----NMrs. J. F. Davis.
,.lNt. Ilethel-- liss Pthel Cook.
Poplar Springs-Alr~s. Alma Pitts.
Brewerton -Mirs. G. n. Taylor.
iickory Tavern-Miss Mario Mahon.
Waterloo-Mrs. 1Rex Lanford.
Mt. Gallagher-Mrs. J. C. -Martin.
Bethlehem-Mrs. Jno. E. iMcDaniel.
Ekom-Mrs. L. C. Culbertson.
Center Point-Mrs. G. W. Moore.
.Mt. Pleasant-Mrs. .1. W. Fowler.
Mt. Olive-iMrs. W. L. Cooper.
Cross 11111 Township.
Cross Hill-'Mrs. Conway Dial.
Long View-Mrs. R. L. Cole.
Pine Bluff-Mrs. William Watkins.
Wade-Mrs. 1-. 1-. Goggans.
Old Mountville-Mrs. T. J. Coleman.
Goldville-Miss Mattio Ban Brown
Rock Bridge--'Mrs. W. Watts Davis.
Rock--Mrs. M. ). Smith.
W adsworth-Mrs. It. B. Workman.
Helfast-lirs. M. A. Cannon.
Mounllville-Mrs. Frank Stokes.
.acksonville-Mrs. Job Simpson.
Shady Grove-Mrs. C. B. Johnson.
Slomp Springs-Mrs. W. S. Riser.
Renno-Mrs. T. IT. Bell.
liirrieane-Mirs. L. L. Copeland.
Main St.-irs. Douglas Gray, Mrs.
A. C. 'i'odd.
Main St.-Mi's. Laura Iudgens, MIrs.
South itar.er-Mrs. Teague, Mrs.
South H ar'per'-irs. .J. Rt. 1llis.
Irby ill-Mi's. R1. F. Fleming, Mirs.
Tr'hy Hill-MrXbs. Swvygert, Mr's. H. TL.
Blrooklyn- Mr's..J. F. Hlarney. Mr's.
minarei---Misses Alleene Franks,
RuliFth Icsierhy, Rtobertia D~o'rrh.
Sligireav'es 'how and Greenvillec
Road--*Nirs. ('iisp, Mr's. L,. 11. Black
Noith Tbirper---i's. L. C.. Balle,
Mirs. .James Dunklin.
Sullivan --Miss Euilac P'ower, Miss
Lauriens Cottion Mill --Miss Thames,
MIss Annie Simpson, Miss Lula Dial.
117tih Eungineers Arrive.
A mong the regiments arriving In
New York duriiing the -past few days
was the 1lth iiiEngneers, in ,which are
a numbei' of Laurens boys. Whether
or' not t hese Laurens soldlier's arived
with the r'egimuent Is not known hut
it. is takl-en for franted thnt they did.
Amonig those from this eity' and( vI
cinity ar'e C'apt. J1. L. M. irhy, Sergt.
.lohn, WV. A ndlerson, Corp. JTno. W,.
Peterson, W. 0. Bolt. Fi'ed Wham.
John TI. Cheek, C. C. Cr'addock, Clyde
iI. D~eShields and Th'los. HI. Wood. Va
riouis dletachments of the Rainbowv DI
vision in which are a number of Lau
renis boy3s have also been arrmiving foi'
the post. few dlays. All of these troops
w'ill no doub~t r'each home wIthIn a
utoek or ten days.
Clerk of Court Provides Permanient
3eans of Iecording Discharge Pa.
Mr. C. A. Power, clerk of court, stat
ed to The Advertiser news gatherer
yeSteI'day that. he hal just installed
ait heavy leather-bound book in the
vault of his office where soldiers may
have their discharge papers recorded
free of ciarge so as to have a perman
ent record of them eveI though they
may get lost. Mr. Power said that he
thought about this when he disco'
cred that a number of 1soldiers had
already lost. thir disela'ge paprs
and that many mijore were likely to be
lost, The pages in the book ar'e prin t.
ed in identical form as the d iseharge
papers so as to miake entry in them
easy as well as artistic.
The present book Is large enough to
hold about. 600 names, but mr. Power
stated that Ie 'woul d secure a not her
one If this one is filled up. lie invites
all soldiers to bring their discharge
papers to him and have them record
ed for safety as well as a matter of
record for the fitlure.
VILLdAGE 131PROV E31E N'lT
li ntuilsen le E'ginteer 14lere Ilnst WIeek
311 akimla Sitrveys for Streels and
oikbezun several weeks ago i
Ithe laurens Mills village to rebuild
tli emptyo-,' cottages and1(i beautify
tIhe, groon:!s is teadily going forward.
A iumber of houses hiave al ready been
torn down preparatory to the erection
of neiw ones, While pilans are under
consideration for various other mim
Engineers were here last 'week mak
ing a topographical map of the entire
village in order to make up plans for
the sewerage system and also, If
thought advisab'e. to change the loca
tion of the streets. The mill authori
ties have not definitely decided about
changing the streets and this wIll be
left largely to the discretion of the
Mr. Lamar Smith, secretary of file
mill, stated yesterday that plans -will
be laid now which will allow for more
extensive improvements in the futIre
than are contemplated just. at pres
ent. IIowever, lie said, all of the
present buildings will be torn down
and larger, more modern anld more
beautiful buildings erected. 'I'lTe pres
ent buildings, lie said, were built when
the mill industry In the South was inl
its infancy and naturally are not u
keeping with present siandards. The
new buildings will have running wa
ter, sewerage and eleetrie lights, be
sides being built. with more regard for
appearance. A handsome wel fare
building is also to be erected and the
.lMethodist chiurich, which was blirul
several months ago, will also recei
substantial aid from the mill company
in rebuilding. The whole prograin
will reiuire about two yearis for com
plet ion, as the houses will have to be
erected graduially so that the opera
tivles enn move out of the old1 ones in
to the new as the latter are' ('ompleledt.
('ROSS lII.TL STORlE
Initerrup lte1 ni lie .tet antd Captutred
. ifter' ileing W~omltied anid Chtased
Nearly aill Night.
Fol lowving a chase wvhich last oil from
mtidnIilght until early Tuesday morning,
Wil lie WashIngton, colored, was
'br'ought. to thle county jail yesterdlay
mtorninjg by Sheriff Reid, D eputty
Shierift ieiks Ow ings and Hitral Po
liceman C1ollubs Owings. Abutt
idnltiighit Monday nIght Washington
was discovered by several young men
whl le makin jg an attem pt to en teir the
stor'e of Mr t. J1. H. Nance'. The white
muen s('cured guns and whietn Washing
toti tried to make his escape t hey shot
at himin one load (of shot lil ting himt
in the right leg and takIng oft (one' of
thle flungers of hiIs righit hand. lie eludi
ed these young meni then, lbut they with
others jiined thle shierifCf antd hiIs om
eel's later and finally captutred the
en 1uri t In a nwaimp sotte di1st ance from
owni. Ilefore beIng placed in the coutti
ty jail, Washington was given medi
cal a tteintIon and yesterday aft ernoon
lie was gettIng along very wvell.
Plinle at WarrIor ('reek School.
Tlhere wIll 1)e a picnIc at the closing
of Warr'ior Creek school Saturdlay.
May 3rd. The publIc is cordially in
vIted to attend.
[ARGE CROWD VISIT
IHE TROPHY TRAIN
Seven Ton Tank Attracts
Jin1ge Crowd of P'eople froni All Sec
tiions of Ile Couny Here 'I'uesly
3ornligir 14 See Victory Lan Trophy
Train nd i ank. Adiresses 3mio
by iritish Officer and Cong. Lever.
Yesterday was Victory Liberty Loan
Trophy and Tank train day in Lau
reVis. In fewer words the govern
ment had on display a full outfit of
guins, torpedoes, cannon, shells, gas
mitasks, all captured from the Ger
mans, besides one of the American
tanks which had seen hard service on
tie western front and saw hard ser
vice again yesterday wtile men, boys,
some girls and a fow women climbed
all over it, under it, in and around It
while the two Soldiers inl chlarge pa
tiently answered tile question5 fired
at thevi from ivery angle. The lank,
which was one of he 1osmaller of tho
Species. Wvighigti bit seven tons in
comimrison to I5 toins of the largest,
arrived on a special atached to tle
miornintg train from (reenwood and
remai ned lere all day. 'Ithe trophy
train arrived al 1i::t foim Clinton,
about. len mintutes late--and about a
qluarter of an houi was taken in get
ting it placed where the crowds could
see it. Addresses were made by MaJ.
V. A. Allen, of the British army, and
Congressman A. F. Lever, of the Sev
enth Congressional district, time be
Ing too limited to allow the full pro
grant to be completed. After these
addresses the trophy train was open
to inspection and the large crowd
passed through In single file. The
train left at 12 o'clock for Nowberry.
Maj. Allen, In his address, appeal
ed to the sense of appreciation on the
part of his hearers, illustrating his
appeal by stories of sacriflees made by
parents of the allied soldiers as well
as tho soldiers themselves. He then
pictured the 60,000 American soldiers
underneath French soil and the 'i,500,
000 casualties among all the allied
Iroops. lie paid a glowing tribute to
te Allied soldiers wIto stood off .the
German menace for four long years
and tlteit to the Aierican troops who
fought. at Chaean Thierry, the Ar
gonne, Halleau and other places. To
these, ie said, those who remain be
iind owe a debt. of gratitude tiat can
not he paid in fhill, bit appreciation of
Iliese services call he displayed by tle
plirease of the htonds whiclh made
possible their eliilpment. in( trans
Congressman Lever spoke of tho
Victory Loani as anl obligation of the
peCople. "**PA in's character is mtens
utrd by his willini--.s to pay htis
dlebts" said ('ongessman~ Lever in op
entinig his adthtrss andi thit samte mtets
iire mtav !' at. Ilitt I' a governmiet.
'The l'nitid S:-i:", emc rntet, had
conti ratie et u'na ii t aIonts int pusht
ing the w~t. to -i sne''esifil (ontelt'ison
atnd had a Li ol e-l Itself to feed,
clothlit anitd 4in tg safei g batck htome
Ih tichoatands of soldiers yet in
l'rante. atid that thlese obligations
must he tiet l.The governmtnt is thie
It'opie, lie onttited. and~ thIere is tno
othIter s ir o (f mtontey <MCCepIt lhe pen
ile. Ther li.Cwas never a more i demo
(rat it wari fought tant thle one which
this govietment tias just v'icorioutsly
paiirtinIlimteud int, antd hie expectedr it. to
bie Itaid for int the saimt deurocrat ie
maitnner. Thle Smuth, hte satid, and th e
fairmerts were nevert ats irospertous as
hey ate today and never mtore ale
o buty thet bontds of Ithe governmentt.
With all lprodutcts brinuding such large
piies and all butsintess interests show
in g suech wonderful prospe)rily h ,le ur g
ed thait Ithe bonds he t akent tup bty ev'ery
class of cit Izeni and the credit of the
ntiton lhe upheld ats a debt-paying
Laurenstt Connly tir3 m l hiotnored.
A Itia te((ent (leetlin for ttlicers for
anhothIeri year at WitIhrop college, a
1.uirents Coutnty gIrl, Miss Myra Wof.
(ardi, was ielecteid P resient of Situdent
Goavernruntt. This is the highest hon
or t hat eani iw conferred ott a student
'ind Miss Wofford Is receIvIng congrat
ulat ions of friends. f'hle will be a So
nior ntext sessIon.