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'VOLUMELAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21,1919NU44
'R[CH[S THE AZRQES
Part of Oceanic Flight is
Commander Bead In Charge of NC-4
Reaches Azores Isiand. Commander
Bellinger, of South Carolina Deflu
Itely Out of Race and Commander
Bellinger, of South Carolina, Defln.
e*.*. **. * * * . ... . ..
ALL THIE SAFE, *
* Washington, May 19.-After *
* weathering a sixty mile gale and *
* heavy seas, the missing seaplane *
* NC-8, flagship of the American *
* naval-trans-Atlantic flight squad. *
* ron, entered Ponta Detgada liar. *
* bor today under her own power *
* nearly sixty hours from the time *
* she was forced down by fog when *
* almost in sight of the Azores on *
* the record-breaking flight from *
* New Foundland for Lisbon and *
* Plymouth, England. *
* * * * * * * * ** * * * *5*.*
Washington, May 17.-One of the
three American naval seaplanes -which
set out last evening from New Found
land in the first attempt at a flight
across the Atlantic ocean still was
missing late tonight; the crew of an
other has been taken off by a vessel
200 miles from the island of Fayal,
Azores, and the third was safe at
e Hforta, Fayal, after establishing a
record flight for heavier than air ma
The missing 'plane is the NC-3,
flagship of Commander John Henry
Towers, commander of the squadron,
but the fact that the last report
came from her at 5:15 o'clock this
morning, Washington time, did not
cause naval omlebals to entertain any
apprehension for the safety of Com
mander Towers and his crew of four.
The !is mepsage from this ship
showed her off her course in a fog
some 300 miles from Fayal and naval
officiail believ. it was only the mist
bhank which enveloped the sea around
the Azorer throughout the day that
preven(ed all three of the planes
from :eaching port on or ahead of
T4'ut. 'omin-ander 'Patrick 1N. 1.
Ballenger's ship, the NC-1,- also lost
lier way in the fog and was forced
to descend at 11:40 a. in., Washington
time. She sent an . 0. S. call stat
ing that she was landing and
asking for her position. Four doe
stroyers were dispatched to her as
sistance and the crow was taken off
and the -plane taken In tow.
The one lanc to reach port was
the NC-4i, which led her sister ships
practically all the way and descend
ed into Hiorta harbor at 9:20 o'clock
Both of the fog bound planes were
believedl to have sufficient fuel to ear-*
- ry them to the Azores, but the fog
undoubt edly prevented .them fromt
continuing the trip in the air.
To Lieutfl Commander Read, comn
mandling the NC-i goes the honor of
having made without interrupt ion
ihe most dlaring journey ever at
tempted in an airship of any kind.
Rising from dinner last night in the
ward room of the mine layer Aris
took at Trepassoy hay, N. F., he and
his men breakfasted soon after 9
- o'clock this -morning aboard the
cruiser Columbia at Ilorta.
The story of tihe long flight as
told. by the radio waves that filled
the air over the north Atlantic last
night to be gathered in by the navy
d.(eplarmnent fgom mianoi qiarters,
shows that Commander 'Read's hard
luck of precedling logs' of the trans
Atlantic flight appears to have turn
ed from the start. lie led all the wvay
after rising at Tropassey flay only to
conmc down itgain to give his comn
mtanding omlcer, Commander Towers
the honor of starting first. The
NC-i was nearly 30 minutes ahead
of the ~NC-I just before Commijander
Read sighted landl at the Azores and
the flagship, the NC-3 lagged still
Tphat 30 minutes, officers believed,
saved the NC--i from the 'fog. By
FARM LAND BRINGS FANCY PRICE
113 Acres of Land Sold Above Owingt
for $210 Per Acre. Bought Twe
Years Ago for $18,000.
What is probably the record pricc
for farm land sold in this county or
adjoining counties was paid last week
by J. K. Gault, formerly of this coun
ty and more recently of McCormick,
to rFowler Bragg, of Owings, for the
old '1vans place on the Greenville
road between Owings and Fountain
Inn. The tract of land, containing 113
acres and well improved, brought a
gross sum of $23,730 or at the rate of
$210 .per acre. Mr. Bragg bought the
place about two years ago and resold
it .to Mr. Gault at about $13,000 profit
besides making 6wo crops off of it. Mr.
Gault has since refused to list the pro
perty at $250 per acre, saying that he
bought it to live on and doesn't care
NEGRlO KILLS ANOTIHEIR
OVEIR SUIT OF CLOTHES
Will Jeter Sain by Porter Irby in
Tumbling Shoals -Section Sunday
Morning. Irby Gives Up.
As a result of a dispute over a suit
of clothes owned by Will Jeter and
held for 'a debt by Porter Irby, both
negroes living in the Tumbling Shoals
vicinity, Jeter 'was shot twice by Irby,
'Sunday, and death resulted almost in
staitaneously. Porter Irby, after re
maining at large until early Monday
morning caie to the sheriff Mionday
morning, accompanied by Mr. J.os. 11.
Sullivan, on whose place he worked,
and gave himself up.
Thle shooting occurred not far from
ri-by's house. Jeter, accoinpanied by
)Ien Sullivan, another negro, was in
a buggy driving near Irby's house.
The two had been to Irby's house a
short time before to get a suit of
Jyeter's clothes which Irby held. Irby
refused to let Jeter have .the clothes
and the latter left with Stillivan, going
to the home of Teter's mother some
distance away. Returning in this di
rection some time later the t,wo were
accosted by Irby, when a dispute en
sued, Irby standing on the ground and
Jeter remaining in the buggy. In the
midst of the dispute, according to lien
Sullivan the only eye 'witness, Irby
pulled his pistol and shot twice di
rectly at Jeter who fell out of the
buggy and died amost immediatey
Anderson Familly Rteunion.
At' Clinton last week at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Gco. W. Bailey, a family
rieunion of the J. Wade Anderson fain
ily was held with all the families
present, Thi.1 reunion was most sig
nifleant from the fact that one son,
the Rev. R. S. Andwr-n.n. has recently
returned from Central America, ac
coipanied by his family,,and another
son, Sergt. Jack Anderson of the
South Carolina Engineers, 11th Regi
ment, 42nd Division, has just re-tuirned
from overseas. Mrs. Anderson, 'the
mother, now resides at Clinton with
her daughter, M"s. Bailey, and it was
a gre-it joy to her to have q:e :oved
ones again with heri. The families of
R1ev. Ray Anderson and Louiis Ander
son of Laurens, N. J. Anderson of
'Rocky Springs, and Rev. RT. S. Ande
son wer-e present to weicome home
the returned soldier.
TIhue class 'in arithmetic, spelling,
punet uat in, etc., whieh has been
st udiouisly ap~plying itself dluring the
paist few (lays and weeks in prepai-a
tion foi- the competltiv-e examination
to till the local postmastership, closed
its books last night pr-eparator-y to the
test which will take phace in Clinton
today. Educational (lualifications .will
count 65 per- cent and~ business muan
agement 35 per cent, unless politicIans
have a hand in it, and the salary is
$2,400 per year. The following are
avowed applicants so fai- as known:
Acting Postmasteir, D. |M. Norwood,
Postal Clerk A. D. Putnam,'Rural Car
-ier W. LA. 'raylor-, Di-. W. H1. Dial, Mrs.
J. A. Wofford, Supt. of Education J. IH.
Sullivan, C, ID. Barksdale, Esq.
vii-tuie of that narrow lead, ho seems
to have slipped through to moorings
in Iforta harbor, only to have the
fog pall roiled down heavily behind
him, barring the way for his adven
turous companions on the history
making voyage. Comnmander- Bellin
ger- was caught with land also iunder
his eyes, but Commander- Towers was
lianke(ted wvell out to sea, showing
ad~ ~( with which the fog bank
WORK ON ROADS
TO DEGIN SOON
Engineer Hughes Expected lit About
Two Weeks When Line Will be Lo
cated to Princeton.
Supervisor Watts, when asked Mon
day as to the status of the proposed
permanent road work in the county,
stated that Engineer Hghes, who has
been employed as county engineer, is
ex'pected in the county in about two
weeks, after 'which work would soon
begin on some of the roads to be per
manently improved. He said that Mr.
Hughes would make a survey of the
Princeton road soon after his arrival,
and that in all probability actual work
would 'be under 'way in a very short
time. The road to Princeton, it Is un
derstood, will be built iby the highway
commission without the federal aid
which the county expects to receive
for the other roads under considera
It is the present intention, said Mr.
Watts, to build the roads by contract
under the 'superv.ision of the county
engineer. At least two and probably
three contracts will be let for work at
different points on the roads selected
soon after Engineer Hughes arrives.
Work on the Kinards to Fountain Inn
road and on the Princeton road may be
gin at the same time, as well as the
road to lEnorec, no one of which pro
jects has been definitely decided upon.
NEG(tO KNOCKED IN HEAD
XND HID IN A SEW1im-hI
Chasntly Find in Sewer iine in Clinton
Siinday Mornine. Two Other Ne
trgroes I'Uler Arrest.
With one leg protruding from its
hiding place in a sewe just on the
northern outskirts of Clinton, the body
of Wash Reeder, colored, was found
cold in death Sunday afternoon with
a hole as made from a blunt Instru
mpnt in the back of his head. The
ghastly find was made by a young ne
gro boy and the body was pulled out
of the sewer a few hours later by
ieiputy Sheriff Hicks Owings, of this
.ity. Policemen of Clinton and the
,heriff's forces soon after began a
search for the slayers and late Sunday
night Sam Ilice and Hugh Blakely.
ilso colored. .were delivered to the
Pounty jail on suspicion. Robbery is
utipposed to have been the motive for
Wash R-eder was last seen about
4leven o'clock Saturday night when
ie left. a restaurant where he worked
ifter getting his weekly pay. It is
supposed that lie had this money and
part of his soldier's allotment of $60
when he left the restaurant, besides
i gold watch and several other little
valiables. When he was found none
)f these articles were upon him. It is
the general theory that after leaving
lhe restauriant Reeder was waylaid
tbout a hundred yards from the sewer
ind his body dragged there after he
was killed. Blood stains and other
Indication s of a scuffle were found
there, lealing to his (iscovery by the
negro boy whose curiosity 'was arous
ad by these signs. The -two negroes
Ar'restedi stoutly dleny the crime.
iICUI A L ('A tItE lt.S TiO MI E T.
i'onnty Assoelationi to Meet ini thie
Post Oficie Hluilidinir May 30th. Full
Jasper I-:.IJohnson, of Gray Court,
presidentI of thie baitren s County Ru
ral ('ai-iier-s' Association, has cnlled
it meeting of the association to b)e hehd
in the oot otien May :'th at 11 O'clock
A~. M1. HeI asks fir 'ie attendantce of
every cat-ietr and suibstitutte in the
rouinty so as to uphold the record
he county has made in the past.
Among othier things to be taken up Is
lhe matter of increased salar'ies for
the rural (Pirriers, as a complete read
lustment. of postal salaries, according
to Pr'esidlent .Johnson, is to be made
Advertiser Hiuilinlg Changes hlantds.
The butildinug next to Wilkes & Com
pany, occupied on the-second floor and
i~asement by The Advertiser and on
the first floot- by D). H. Counts, oper
itting a garage, has been sold during
the past few days by its former owni
nt's, the B. W. flail estate, to the Vin
rent Votoir 'ai' Company. The plans
of the present occupants of the build
ing aire uncertain.
lIr. J1. 11. Wolff hetter'.
i'. JTohn II. Wolff, lprominent farm
ni' of the Shlloh section, has been
riuilte sick for the past fewv days but
yesterday his condition was reported
us some whtI imnproed.
MR. WILLIAM D. IIARISALE.
Highly Regarded Citizen Passed Away
Early Wednesday Morning After
Having Been in Falling Health for
'Mr. William D. Barksdale, a highly
regarded citizen of the town, passed
away at his home in this city early
Wednesday morning after having been
in falling health for several months.
Recently he had showns signs of itn
provement and Sunday was taken out
for an automobile ride, ;but on Mon
day he had a sinking spell from which
he did not survive, death coining at 2
o'clock Wednesday morning.
The funeral services were held at
the home Thursday -morning, being
conducted by Rev. C. T. Squires, of
the Presbyterian church, in the ab:
sence of his pastor, Rev. S. H. Tem
pleman, of the Baptist church. Inter
ment took place at Chestnut Ridge
church, short services there being con
ducted by Mr. C. H. Roper.
Mr. Barksdale was 70 years of age
at his death. i.e was a son of the late
Downs Barksdale and was born and
reared in the Trinity Ridge section.
For many years he had been a resi
dent of Laurens where he enjoyed the
friendship and esteem of his fellow
Mr. Barksdale was thrice married.
Ills first wife was a 'Miss Parks, of
Spartanburg county. Of this union
C. P. larksdale, of Sumter, survives.
Ills second wife was a Aliss lranden
burg, also of Spartanburg county, and
of this union N1rs. Corie Kennedy sur'
vives. Tis third wife was 3liss Janie
iarksdale, datighter of the lat Bever
!v. larksdale. She survives hii with
two sons: E.arle llarksdaie, of Char.
lotte and 1). A. Uarksdale of this city.
Three sisters and t.wo brothers also
survive him, as follows: 'Mrs. .1. Hlar
ley Franks, who lives near th.i city:
Mrs. G. C. Byrd, of the H luntingion
sect ion; Mis. W. P. Nash, of lanshoro.
Miss.; Messrs. Geo. A. and John A.
H3a'ksdale, of Greenwood.
ciAl'rTl'QUA SEASON CLOSE'lS.
i. ble iand1 Profitable Seriies of
Enitrtalimients amd Lectures. Fi.
Laurens' fourth Chautauqua season
('nme to a close last night with the
coicert by tihle Metropolitan Qiiai'tet
an1d Ihe 1h1iiuoous lectire by Alton
Packard, cartoonist. Rain prevented
tihe tisuail large audlenee from Latlher
ing last night and also the night before
to hear ihe debate between Mr. Zuebe
lin and Ex-Gov. Shaw.
''lie Chautauqua season has given
mairred by wet weather several nights.
The local association proflted by sev
eral hundred dollars by the advance
ticket sale and gato receipts, though
tit( latter werie ett down by the raill.
Some attendants upon the entifer
tainments made comparisons between
this year's progran and programs of
the past. year, and satisfaction was r
pressed by the large number of peo
ple who signed the econtr'act for its r'e
iiuin next yeari. On account of in
creasing cxptenses, t he ('ha utaiana
coimpany fouind( it nec(es sa ry to in -
(i'ease the giuai'aintee andl tihe piie e'
adminission foi' next year. 'This, ho.- -
ev'er, will lhe very slight.
IElAL ESTrATiE MOVING.
llenlty ilapidlly Chnging Hais in the
('ity. 3M uch l'ropert~y Soddu.
Realty in the city is rapidly (han -
lng handls, states B. M1. Wolff', the recal
estate deler~ci. Mr. WVolf has handled
conlsiiale property duinmg the past
few weeks, among wvhich the follow
ing may be listed:
V. S. Gilkerson, house and lot fr'om
M1. 1L. Nash.
J. W. Todd, Jr'., lot fi'om W. D. Feor
guson on West Main Street.
T. J. McAlistern, lot on South Hiar
per Street fr'om iR. mi'. Copeland estate.
Irvin Simnms, house and lot. fionm C.
Hi. Roper, on North Harper)Ci Sti'eet.
.James 11. Sullivan. lot fonm f. 31.
Wolff on South Htarper' Street.
W. P'. Thomason, lot from Rt. V. I ry
on Irby Avenue.
M. ii. IHunter, 10 acire lot fi'om Mr's.
Mar'y Y. Carl ington on North Hariper
There will lbe a picnic at the chose
oif Woodrow Wilson school Saturday.
May 21thI. Several prominent speak
er's are expected to deliver addresses.
Everybody is invited to come and
lining well -fler1 hnsent.
Republican Majority in Both
Socl.lIst Berger not Allowed to Take
Ills Seat. Special Committee Ap.
pointed to Investigate Ills Right to
Membership. Senator Newberry, of
Michigan, ord Opponent Is Seated.
Washington, May 19.-The sixty
sixth, or "reconstruction" congress,
called into extraordinary session by
President Wilson from Paris, conven
ed at noon today and Republican
majorities in senate and house organ
ized both bodies.
Represen'tative Gillett, of Massa
chusetts, was elected speaker of the
house over Representative Champ
Clark, of .Missouri, Democratic candi
date and former speaker, by a vote
of 227 to 172.
ISena-tor Cummins, of Iowa, the re
publican candidate, was chosen presi
dent pro tenipore of the senate over
Senator Pittman, of Nevada, Demo
crat, .17 to -12. Several democrats
wero absent but all republicans were
in their seats, two 'withholding their
The republicans of both bodies also
elected full slates of other ofilcers and
thus for the first time since 1911, re
ti'tned to Control of the American na
Rontine affairs of organization con
1prised the opening (lay's proceedings,
bothl adjourning until noon tomorrow,
when President Wilson's cabled mes
sage will be read separately in the
seae and house by clerks. The sen
ato today. conelided its session in
fifty minutes and the house in two
Ihouirs an(d twenty minutes.
.\lthough keenly realized -by all
imembers, there was no outward evi
d[ece in the initial )roceedings of the
enormous amount of work ahead.
The peace treaty with Germany in
cluding the league of nations coven
ant, the Austrian treaty, an( the pro
posed convention for protection of
Fr:ilnce, are not ex peeted before next
ionth. All bold promise to dramatic
\i)propriation bills which failed in
the filibuster last March will be rush
ed immedlately in the house. Chair
man Hood of the house appropriations
committee tonight called a meeting
for tonorrow to begin work on the
general deflciency measure.
Legislation dealing with railroads,
teleg.jraphs and telephones, women suf
frage, prohibition, repeal of the ltixutr'
taxes and other pressing subjects are
promised in the van of important ceo
nomic and reconstruction questions.
This legislation is expected by the
leadlers to hold congress In session al
most con tinutouisly until the presiden
tial conventjins of I1t20. Investigation
.1! Cnd biy the reputbilicans of num
irons admeintistrationi acts also are ex
joerted( to begin in the near future with
na ugu rat ion probable in thle house
in connect ion with thle a ppropriation
IThe flood1 or bills which is Cepet ed
to ~~~ o IR t new congress nmomentous
begain in the house today and the sen
a te's iniitialI measur es will be presecnt
ed tomiorrow. I lotuse resoluition num
Mrone was the women suffrage con
st ituation at amtenidmen t tmeasture, in
!rodutced by former' Repubilican Lead
cr .\ann of plar~ I iInterest.
W\hen hotuse members were sworn
in Representative Victor lierger, of
Wisconisin, the lone socialist member
who .was convictedl of viola'ting the
esiotnage law, wvas preventedl from
taking the oath upon rejection of
Rep. Dalliniger', of Massachusetts,
chairman of the elect ions committee,
Hie was ordered by Speaker Gillett to
stand aside andl 'wast not allowed to
add~ress the hioure, whIelt adopted
uanaimously a rcsoluition atuthorizing
a eotmittee to Investigate his right
to membersh ip.
No obeject ion was raisedl from the
'senate floor to the seating of Senator
Tirutman If, Newbarry, of MichIgan,
reptltia, whose election Is being
contested by 11enry F'ord, democrat.
Fornmal tnotIce or renewal of the Ford
con test, witJ, a retlilest for a com
mittee investigation, was fled.
(Contintued on Pnge Fnour.)
N. 11. DIAL TAKES
SEAT IN SENATE
Many Visitors Call Upon; Junior Sena
tor and Melcome Him to the Capital.
'Washington, IMay 19.-South Caro
lina now has two long term senators,
and nothing barring there will be no
changed in these members of the up
per house of congress for some time
to come, N. B. Dial, of LAaurens, tak
ing' the oath of office as the junior
senator from the Palmetto State to
day at noon. Senator and Mrs. Dial
reached W'ash'ington Saturday and
there were also present to witness the
ceremony Mrs. W. E. (Lucas, of Lau
rens, and .Mrs. M. F. Ansel, of Green
ville, wife of South Carolina's former
'governor. At noon Senator 'Dial pro
ceeded to the desk of the president
of the senate on the arm of his
colleague Senator Smith and there
took the oath of office to uphold the
constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and do
mestic. lie was then seated and be
gan his official duties as a member
of the United States senate from South
Carolina. All day long there was a
steady stream of callers at Senator
Dial's ofices, ready to give him a cor
dial welcome to congress as the suc
cessor to the lato Senator Tillman for
the long t irmn in the senate. There is
a large volume of business awaiting
congress, the legislative program be
ing a comprehensive one, and to this
senator Dial'will steadily and devoted
ly apply himself throughout his term
of six years.
Captain McDavid Horton who Is
Senator Dials secretary and Miss
Clark, who was with Siator Bennett
as stenographer ,will be on hand to
help the Senator unravel sonic of the
knotty congressional problems as they
arise from (lay to lay.
Senator Dial begins his career under
the very best of auspices and all South
Carolina wIll wvish him well in his
larger and broader fields of en
AmonL' the changes in the 1ouse
and .nate, due to the aking over of
Ihe bu sess of both by the republicans
are several of interest to South Caro
lina. Today, when the senate was
reorganized. James M. Baker, who
has been the efficient secretary of that
body since. the democrats got control,
relinquiched his position to his sue
cessor. and again became a private
PRtEPAiRtATIONS 1IN MAKEING
FOR SCHOOL1 C03131E111NCE1-131IElNTl
uiperintetdent Spears Announmce's
that lie Cannot Ask for Re-election.
Teachers and pupils of the city
schools are beginning to make pre
parations for the annual closing ex
ercises which will take place .during
the first week of June, the closing ex
ercises taking place on Friday night,
the 6th. As previously announced the
annual address will be delivered by
Gov. Robert A. Cooper and the Bacca
laureate sermon by Rev. C. T. Squires,
of this city. The gr'aduating class
this year is composed of three boys
and( six girls, as follows: William Ray
Anderson, Boyd Ray Lawvson, Charles
P'inckney Simmons, Sarma Switzer
Bishop, Paulhie Vivian Clarke, Ruth
B. Riddle, Sara Glover~ Saxon. JTuanita
Frierson Wilkes and Mlattie Sue Wof
Mr'. J. Tr. Spears, who has been
suiperintendent of the schools for' the
past year'. has notilied. thle local board
of trustees that, having other work in
view, he cannot submit his applient ion
for re-election for the next year.
RtETUR'NS FROMr N EW ORLE.ANS.
W1. L. Oray 3Makes Interest ing Rleport
of the Meetinig There and Points
Ont Advantdges to Accrue From~
Mr. W. L. Gray, who was one of the
delegates from this state to the big
cotton convention in New Orleans last
wveek, returned Saturday night v'ery
much enthused over its results. Ves
terdlay afternoon he prepared a state
ment giving his experiences at the
meeting and pointing out some of the
advantages of the large cottoni cor~
poratlon to b~e formed among southern
farmers. The statement came in too
late for publication this week, hut will
be publishedl next week.
Meeting of W. 3r. U.
The 'first division of the W. MT. U'.
will meet at Friendship church, JTune
7 and R. The program will be an
M rs. W. W. Yeargin. Sine.