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VOLUME~ XXXV. LAURIENS9 SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30; 1919. NME
D[LAY[D A CLINTON
Home for Feeble Minded
. WITHDRAW OPTIONS
Suits Entered Against T wo Clinton
Citizens Who lefuse to Execute Op.
tions Aiieged to ind Thiem to the
eale of Land for State's Iome for
In order to facilitate the erection of
the buildings for the Home for the
Feeble Minded, near Clinton, as pro
vided for by the legislature, suits were
'begun yesterday by A. C. Todd, Esq.,
and 11. S. Bllackwll, Esq., against John
H. Pitts and Harrison Copeland, of
Clinton, to force execution of the op
tions which these men were alleged
to have given some time ago when
Clinton citizens organized to locate
the Yhstitution Ihere. The suits are
expected to bring to a head the nego
tiations which have been going on for
soino time looking toward the settle
Ment of these cases.
It will be rememb ered that citizens
of Clinton subscribed about $1.4.000
last year with 'which to -purchase sev
eral adjoining tracts of land about two
miles below Clinton and proffered this
land, after options had been secu red
on it, to the State Board of Charities
and Corrections for the State's lome
for the Feeble minded. The offer or
the Clinton citizens was accepted and
several weeks ago contracts were let
to C. L. Rounds & Company for the
erection of the first buildings, the sum
of about $20,000 being involved in the
initial contract. A few months ago
Messrs. Pitts and Copeland Fignilied
their unwillingness to allow the o1
tions to be executed and it is under
stood that their action has held up
the plans of the loard. No.satfisfac
tory settlement having bei made of
the case, the Attorney General in
structed the Alessrs. Todd and lllack
well to enter suit to force their exe
cution. How long it will take .o
bring the matter to an end is not
known, but for the present ilans for
the buildings are being held up.
Parlous people in touch with the
movement to -provide a home for the
feeble minded of tHie state believe that
the plant to be begun at Clinton, will
1lltimately be one of the largest in
stitut ions under the care of the state
as an intensive campaign is to be car
ried on to alleviate the condition of
this class of the state's population.
Already abotut $90,000 has been appro
priated for the institution and much
more will iroally be added as tihe
needs require. IHowever, the present
suits are holding up the entire plan.
LAURENS (4ETS C(O3MANDEll'.
Local Kntighuts TIemuplair E~iled (ver
(lraniting of P'etitionu by Grniad (Com
Local Kn 1aht s TIem lar werc very'
much elated yesterdlay when Ai.'~
Lamar SmIth lit it lhe known that
Grand ('om manr Jili'. K. Owens had
advised him that tii'he etition of the
JLurens K nights for a Commandery in
Lau rens had b'eien g r~antedi. Tbhis brings
to an end the friendly contest which
has been going on het ween .l1intIon
andl La dreas for the C'ommndery for
several moathus past.
In his letter tio ir. Smith, the Grandl
Commander spoke veiry highly of the
friendly rivalriy showna by lie Knu I hts
of the two town; and said that while
Clinton made a very strong petit ion
the best interestIs of the ordler priompt
cii hitin to gnant the i,aurieins petition.
. Rteviral at lilghtlandl Hfome.
R~ev ivalI services will beg in at 1ilah
land lonme hI ap1t1st ('hur cii on Sun -
(lay miorinite, August h0t h. 'IRhe .pas
tot', llev. Graves I,. Knitght. will lie as
sisted by II r. lIoma r, of I tenderson vil le,
N. C'., whol is spoken of as a lureaicher
of kreat ?ore and intell ctality.
A .1. A. Armustrcong, .'ir s. 11. A.
-'inAiss Nani iK ate A riistrong
'nd Mir, Iufu Arms.'trong left yester
(lay by auitomobile for' A:Ahmiilli whlere
Miss ('ora Armistroing has just finishied
a course in thle sitni ner1 se hool . Mlisis
Oora Armstrong will join the i~rty
there and alli returiin home in afw
1.Y EAR ENLISTMENT
PElI0DS FOR N. 0.
AdinJtant Gener1l' Received Orders
From Blureau Rlegarding Now Mill
Columbia, July 24-One year and
three year enlistments in the -National
Guard have been authorized by the
war department, under an act of Con
gress of tho 11th of this month, and
advlces to this effect have been re
.ceived by Adjutant General W. W.
Moore and made public today. This
Is tho enlistment plan advocted sever
al weeks ago by Governor Cooper and
Adputant General Moore, when they
wired the wor department asking for
authority to enlist men for one year.
The aim of the governor and the ad
jutant general was to secure men for
the National Guard who would not en
list for -a three-year period. The
one-year enlistment plan will make
much easier the recruiting of the en
larged National Guard, whleh 'will be
begun in this state at an early date.
T1he adviecs received by the adju
tant :eneral are from the Major Gen
eral J. McI. Carter, chief of the mill
tary bureit in Wash ington. The
general makes public, as advance In
formation, Vertain Ixtragraphs from
the New Nationil Guard regulations.
General Carter'sjletter says in part:
"Thoso men who served as enlisted
men in the United States army, or in
the organized militia of the several
states or the District of Columbia.
since April 6. 1917. andI have been lion
orably discharged may, within six
months after Jlly 11. 1919. or if dis
charged subsequen1y to July 11, 1919,
within six montis after such (11
charges, enlist in the National Guard
for a period of one year and may re
enlist. for like periods.
"All other qualified men shall be
cnlisted for a, period of one year, or
organization the proportion of one
for a period of three years. In each
to two, and in determining this pro
portion all enlistments made under
(a) will be included. Tbhis proportion
of one to two applies only to enlist
nments. The requtirements of law are
met if enlistments in each organiza
tion are maintained in the proper ra
tio, regardle ss of substi ent changes.
T'IITUSTiE ES A NI) TE'.A(EliS
TOV .iEET AUG4UST GTII
W1ill Disenss New School Laws and
Oher Matters of an Edun'ilt-ional
A general meeting of school trustees
andI teachers of tle coun ty has been
called by Su11t. of Educat ion It. 'T.
Wilson for Wednesday morning, Au
gust 6th for the purpose of discussing
the new school laws and other mat
te rs of an educational nature. Th'e
meeting will be calle in the court
house at iI a. im. Among some of
these new law.s aie tlie Compulsory
School Attendance Law, the law re
Inating to the hlilgschools; the ti'm
extension law, and many other laws
that were passed duiiring the past ses
sion of the legislature. State Superin
gen. will lbe p tesenat to dIiscuss these
.l.Witlson hais addiesed Ithe fol -
lowing commuinint ion to the trunst ees
of the county:
You are asked to meet with thle of
leirs and11 trstees of thle county for
a genecral dilscussion oit school laws.
Among Itese will he the compulsory
ait tendantce law;' lie termi-extenslin
net, and the high ichmool law. Tihis
imeetnog will bec held August the sixth
ning at elevenu o'cilc.
ieally13 Taikes libi.her Itte oni ,11uly
I oyce .\l. Ediens, Soultherin I )i vis ion
irectori of Iniformailtion ServIce otf
t' lied C'ross, has sent the following
no'tice to all hlomei strvlcio sect ionis ini
Itle Fau thein division of the lRed C ross
to which the' soldier's are askedt 1(o
giveO their attention:
Oi * .lily 1 st prei umsii. oin all Gov'
iirnmenit I inl insuriance piolicies an
tuomatica'lyx incretased to the nlext high
tir rate. 1tegardlless of daite oif birth
doy, all Govern ment policy hiolders
foir the age following that for wh.iich
Ithry have htn iini
ItI should be bornie iini min ld hat thi
chango ini iates doeits not apply13 to pol
sOle alreadyv converc tetd to one of the
:! " standardii forss onl wich the j're
imilnmt ete. ni level.
TO 311 E'T AT IURRI1tICANE
It. D). Webb and14 31148 oa llln
to Address Auuml 31eeting of Sun
dlay School Association.
'Tihe Latreis County Saunday School
Association is to hold its annual con
vention at Hurricane church Wednes
(lay, August 13th. Among those tak
Ing part In the 'progran will be r. 1).
Wiebb, State Secretary of the associa
tion; Mlis Cora Holland, of the ,Iui
venile Department.; and the local
county oillcers, consisting of R. T.
Wilson, County l'resident, anild .as.
II. Sullivan. Secretary.
In order to more fully explain the
ieeting the following coilmilunicat lio
has been addressed to the - Sunday
School workers of the counly by Dr.
1). J. Brinim, of 'Clinton, district presi
dent of the association:
The Sunday School 1)pople of Lat
reits county are planning for a big re
vival in Sunday 'S:hiool work in our
cotil ny. During Ite war, when every
body was b)usy with war activities,
Sunday school work -was allowed to
sill) back into old rits and get into
the background somewhat. As an out
colie of the war, ((ondit ions have aris
enl which make/lit. intuperativo it the
minds of all Sially school workeri
that strenuious efforts be made to have
1he Stunday rclool press forward as
a powerful and Imuich-neiieeded Ioral
agency. Other coiltie.s lin the state
have liecomie wide awake and are
forging ahnead. Laiurens county has
been rather tardy and torpid.
A rousing County ocnvention is to be
held at litirricane church iear Clin
ton, on Wediiesday, Auguist 13, hbein
ning at 10 A. 11. and consuliing the
entire day, with a basket dinner for
eitertail nIent of all delegates. It is
planned to have every Sunday school
of every delolination in the coilnty
represented. This Is i it er-d enoni na
tional and workers vill meet together
and collimi' notes al hellp one an
other to better things. It is hoped
that every active Sunday school work
er. will see to It that his Sunda'y school
Is reprosntd by ti sul 1)tperintlenident
and several active workers. No mat
ter low good the denominalional work
may he, eachl caln help by passing Oil
good it'Is evenI if he does not get
any valuable ideas for himself, but
imiost likely he will get ide:as that will
he heipl1fil in his own school. ie will
hear t ate workers of wide and rich
experiencie. Vach must1- co-operate to
'iake thil; truly a vctory oilty (,onl
vention anmid show Ithal old Liaunr'ns
has as inuch pep in her as any couity
in South Carollia.
SI'l'. WIlSON TAKES ('liimAiWE.
.1Mr. It. T. Wilson Taikes Formal
Char'ne of SuperiIntendeit of Eduen
.\Mr. It. T. Wilson, County SupeMrlin
tendeit of E'duatiol, havihg recover
(0 from Ik recent illnets, forilly
look chare Iof* his oilice Iast week. In
v'Ji'w of the fiet ibia:.t . 1many new
siOoo lbuildlini.'s are binxig ('deelid over'
thei( COty,1t' for' tie l'resenit lie will be
forced to give onily Ithree' dhays of thme
week'l to ollice work. lIhe will be in
his 011iCe (in .Alonday, Tuesd~iay' and
Satuuda". Dur'ing thle other'i days oif
ilhe weekI hei will visit nlow schlool
buiildinig: and ku (p in touch with the
gr nerial jpro:;ress of thel schools oft the(
('api, P'ete II udtgens liere.
('alpt. l'ele lluidgenis, of .hoiiunlvitll',
Infantry'3 of the 3th ii visionu aiid whot
wais severely13 wvouinded in thle tighfiig
ini Frante, -s-:ienit severial days ini
.\louvillleb aniul I ~aurensIi last week with
r'latilvus. ('apt. I iudgenis has beeni
lin a Washringltonl hospital since his re
Iiurn firo m'anice anrd has not y'et. re
('overed fromi hiis woundths. liIe ireturnii
cid to Washiniigtonl Surilay,3' hioping to
reeie his: dischiarge at. ani ('arly (late.
thoui::h he( has ye't atnothier operat lion
to under('igo. (Capt. I ildgenis w~as ac
('omplanied 1by hIs wife, wiho w'as a
.\lss l'iriman, of Gr'e'nville, and whom
lie enaried shot?1'ly bfor'e goinig ovi'r
lee ('reamIi Suppe11r ni Walt Is.
An ice cr'eami suipper' and ake walk
will Ibe hld att Watts Mliil Saturldaiy cv
ccning, beginning at 8 :30 o'clock, for'
lhe bmietl oif Watts Mlills (onicert
ihn. h publ,1ic Is cordiall iv nvit
ed1. l'The metlrumntos fior lis baud
ihve come '-id t he i'. lmbersi' of tile
hanal hioe to bed making mulisic in the
MASS MEETING THURSDAY
Fo o'i"r'ON ASSOci AI ON
State Manager and State Director of
Cotton Association to Med ivith
\ir. W. L. Gray, chairman of the
Laurciis county organization of the
ISot uth Carolina Cotton Assoulation,
has called for a meeting of the coun
ty committee and all others Interested
in the cotton association to be held in
the court house tomorrow at 10 o'clock
A. T. The meeting has been called at
the request of Mr. B. F. MeLeod, state
manager, 1who will be here that day
with A. A. Prot'.man, stat~e director,
to address the meeting. The letter of
.\Mr. MeLeod to Mr. Gray is printed be
low. Very probably other matters of
iiportale to the faimers oi the
county, Including the employment of
a cotton grader, will be discussed at
In calling for this meeting of farm
ers, Mr. Gray stated Saturday that he
expected that whatever interest the
farmers had inl the association would
be manifested by their presence
Thursday. Mir. Gray said that he felt
that he spoke for the local committee
in saying that unless the farmers ex
pressed their interest by attending
tle meet ig that the committee would
not feel justified in prosecuting the
campiiaign further. Ilowever, he said,
he was very interested In the cotton
organ iza tion himself and thought that
1uiich good for the cottoni growers
could come olut of it and for that rea
son hoped that the farmers would sup
The letter of Mr. \leheod, which is
self-explanatory, was as follows:
"At the request of the South Caro
lina Cotton Association, Governor
Cooper has called a State mass meet
ing at Columbia, August 6th. This is
to be a meeting of farmers, merchants,
bankers and professionial men from
every county in the state, to perfect
plans and receive final instrictions
from tile big meibersl hip Campaign in
the State Cotton Association.
"I have beeno elected State Manager
of the South Carolinia Cotton Associa
tion to aid in Ia u nchinog membership
campaign, and through the'coopera
tion of the county comiimittees, maniy
couin ties have already beena organized.
"it is very desirable that, a preliini
nary ieeting he held in every county
before the state meetlOig on the tOh.
I am writing therefore to ask if you
will call a meeting of your committee,
iogether 'iti any additional farmers,
ierchan ts or professional ien tlat
you tIhink should be invited, for Thurs
day morning at 10 o'clock, in Iaurens,
at which time \rIt. Protzmaii, the State
Director, aid myself will micet witi
you, go over the plans and aid in
perfectinlg the organ izatlon in Laun rens
"I ilentiont the time speilli ally, be
cause we exPeet to have a similar
meetiog at Chester, -1::3o 1'. .., the
'11. P. NAl (hod,
.iesrs. Iell and ('ratg let ('ontra.t.
\l(essrs. J1. ). ltell and .1. .\ (Craig,
whoim hiought part of thme ltber'tsoni
tiroperity, have let Ite coniitract tfor the
erC i(tioni of twiio landsi~ome bick' stoiire
roomt~is on the lots inext to thle hoitel
biuildling. The huiblding will lie iabott
st reet. C . L. I ounds and Sonsi a
thii ('ontrac(tors5 and the work w~It hi'.
gin nix t week.
ent ertained ont las;t Wednelusiday at their
home on Sooth I arpjeir str(et. As thteir
guests they had thle foltoinii. Win
North; .\tiss is' .t:utiini a i \tiss ti lt
ie Isihii'urges, oft Grer; .\iss itiuce
Capi1. W\. It. Inchi'y has called for a
m'e'eting~ (of W\orld Wari veter'anis to lie
hild pm thet ur~it house F-aturday'
'v t ii C' tha,, it pi' vel1libe takeni to
w ar ii eiori''anzizintg the loial military
('ompanyI wichI~'l w en t out ef existencie
weni mlhe Tranhilaim Giiur: was lilac
ad in the fideral service. ('a l. hliehiey
eta tel yesteday Ithat h e hoprI fori :a
Aris 3Must, Not, lip 'heTken to 3Iexico.
Sharp Warilug omes.
'Washington, July 26.-Ouistanding
develo~plelts today inl the Mexican
situation can be sinunmarized as fol
"ledotibling of efforts by the goy
cinment to prevent smuggling of
arms across the border and a warning
by lie president to citizens that viola
tions of the anti-sniuggling law would
be rigorously prosecuted.
"An address in the house of repre
sen.tatives by Representative Iluds
peth, Democrat, Texas, urging with
draval of the recognition of the Car
ranza government anid military occu
pation of Mexico by American forces
until a stable government, has been
"The dispatch of messages to mem
bers of the .exican senate andi house
by llenry P1. Fletcher, the American
ambassador to Mexico, asking their
cooperation towards securing more
ellcient ald adertuate protection for
American lives in the Southern re
"Reeipt. of advices by the state de
partent-t that Piiiiii) Tiomplson, 1-1
year old soil of an Am) erican ciitizen,
had been kidnapped by bandits from
his father's ranrch 30 miles from Mex
ico City and was being held for 1,500
I eipors of a new outbreak of anti
American propaganda by Mexican
newspapers, especially those recog
nized as Carranza organs in Mexico
City, olicials believe the kid napping
of young 1'homn psoin is a direct result
of the inflammation of 'public opiniion
by this propaganda.
"Issuing of the statement by the
Mexican emlibassy declaring that lex
ico today has a stable government, al
though bandits are at. large in some
districts aid reminding the American
people that it was several years after
tle War Between the Sections before
order was filly restored throughout.
"The time has arrived," declared
.\r. Itridspeth, "when tills government
should say to Carranza: 'You have not
fulfilled your obligations in the pro
tvction of American lives, so we with
dra,w recognition of you and will put,
troops in Mexico to protect American
lives unt il order is restored theCr.'"
After reading the resolution recent
13' adopted by tile Texas senate, which
asked the federal government either
to use troops or perniit. the State to
act, Mr. Hludspeth added: "But that
is not. r'cessar'y."
"That flag," he said, pointing to the
Stars and Stripes hang uig over the
speakers desk, "is suirlicient."
This reiark, as also his declara
tion for military intervention, was ap
plauded by the members. In urging
iiLlitary illterventi on \Ir. Ilidapeth
d'eclared Ie was "not a jingo" and that
he only asked for the protection of
IILF.:SI: .MA.Y ll'N.
Foirmuer (Jovernuor, Il owevier, Quroted as
'lims ie w',ill nmot E~nter 1'rmanriles.
(Claimis IIe Is Not. Holtirng the Panrty.
(Columbriia , .luliy :8. --The r Columnbia
Recordl thIis afternoon liub)1lishes an in
I rview with 'ole l2. itlease. in which
ieaset is said to be a canidate for
(oingreOss fromi thle Se ven th 1)istrict.
The It ('(ord <t uiotes thle fonrmer gov
cruor as sayinig lie is (lone wvithi the
primaries and will go into the gen
iral election in the eent a certain
(anrld~tte fi ihis chice is111 notnoinat
ed . INlease refuised to des.ignate t'he
'part iciliI~ilulan Iat hre hadr ini mii nd.
Canida~btes in te Ifih are George
I tel l' T inne~ran, of c.xigton; id (.
.\lanni, of St. .\tat t h w; II. I'. l'iinmer,
oif Norwl\ay, Oraingetiurg ((ounty, and
('olin s'. .\lnteith armd .loh~ nlies
(aopr., of (ouumrrita~. liease hase is
lre:ord sa::s hi wiili have a iplat form
Pierile at 311. Garrlrinhr.
Ti me'..i of lIrewerlon l~odge,
.\ iP .\l. a n .\li. )1 i vc arid .\lt. (tiia
ab .rictunsirW. \O. W. are planin 9t
xte im1(e atii a w.i olhne.d~yevn
in~ .lurly 31t . at. 5:t3. All membrters'
rnd noher:'7fohrcmp r e
IN CHIIAGO RIOTS
Whites and Blacks Clash
Fighting i Chicago's Black Belt
Breaks Out Anew After 'Fighting
Moniday. Casualties Greatest Among
tle Negroes. NatIonalt Guard Regi.
mteints Put Under Arms.
Chicago, July 28.-Seven persons
were killed aind more than two score
wounded, many of them seriously, In
a renewal of race riots in the Chicago
"black belt" tonight.
For more than five hours the fivo
mile area on the South Side was a
battle ground of scattered fights be
tween whites and blacks and between
policemen and negroes !who fired from
house tops, from dark alleys and oth
er poilits of vantage.
The call for troops to qu1ell the out
breaks result ed in four regiments of
iational guardsmen being mobilized,
hut at. a late hour tonight they had
iOL been dispatched to the disturbed
district and Chief of Police Garrity
expressed tle belief that the worst of
the disorder had passed.
Five of the dead are negroes and
two are whites.
The wounded in most cases were
hurried to hospit alIs. atter which t hey
Were rImoved to their homes when
There wvas no concerted hattle by
the blacks, the outbrealks dotting a
Every police station in the south
side was flooded with reports of deaths
Chief of Police Garrity, at a late
hour, said that it was impossible to
make an1 exact. estimate of the casual
ties Iecause of tle contradictory re
Chicago, July 27.--A series of riots
in the negro district late today re
suIted in the drowning of one negro,
tie reported drowinling of a 'white man,
probably fatal injury of another ne
gro, the wouiniiig of a policeman and
injury to a score of white people and
negroes by bullets or missiles.
P'olice toiiglit said they had the
situation well in hand.
The trouble st arted (at it lie 129th
St reet beach where white people and
ni egrocs are segregated and soon
slprea( to State Street. the main
thorougifare in i!he hia rt of the negro
distrit, which ext ends about five
im iles. Shoo ling sta rt ed nca r the
liach, and there was also some shoot
ing in the vicinity of State street.
Although ill feel ing ibet ween the
races on the Soultl Side has extended
over a percil of mont hs, emphasized
biy bomb explosions, some shooting
and11 numeriOusti rijgh't today's riots
seem to ii re hadl their st art in petty
iiuarrilinig at th le bcachi.
Twentyi -inthi Strceet was soon pack
edi with white peopliie anid ne'groes, t he
lat ter iredoiainlllg. More fighting
uieni reid and1( a fewi shot s wvere fliredl
as somle of the negroes fled and( ipatr'ol
wagons loadedl withI blue coats raced
to the scene. A fire broke out in a
smallilhuihiing an t he apparatuw was
locked lby thle throngs. Negroes aro
saii to have i ed to drag the fie.
imi'n from t heir sen'e.
l~uring thle liightinug, iocks, bricks
aiii oitheri missiles were hurled bofth
at the beach! andl at various points
aliong T lwent y-n30ith Sd rel. andl along
St ate Street . Whlite men were fre
iluentlyv beaiten ion State Street, the
pol ii, sa id. At thle beach while is
itswere flying a negro on a raft
Iwas replorlted to havi e 1been truck with
a rock ainid hled'i inito the lake. Later
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