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VOLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1919. _NME
Law In Force,
tEvery Child miust Show Evidences of
Having Been 8 SucessfuilIy Vaccii nt
ed aItd Each Child ullI be Oivent
Thorough Mledeal Inspection by
The 1919-1920 session of the Lau
rens City Schools will begin Monday,
Sept. 1st. The faculty which has been
completed, is as follows:
11. W. Gasque, Superintendent.
AN'illian C. Wolfe, Mathematics and
J. C. Foster, Agriculture.
)Iiss Minna ,Love, Commercial
.\lrs. Olive Ferguson, History.
liss ?I.IIra liabb, Latin.
'Miss Catherine Love, 10nglish and
'Miss Ruby Anderson, 7th Grade.
,Mrs. 11. L. .Jones, Mht Grade.
-Miss llattio Simipson, e-th1 and (;th
Miss M1acle McArley, 5th Grade.
Miss Mary Belle Babb, 4th Grade.
Aliss-EIlla Roland. 3rd Grade.
Miss Edmonlia Garrett, 2nd G1rade.
!ttzs Aleene Franks, 1st Gra(de.
Laurtens 31;l1 Srhool.
Nlis. Annie Clarly, icipvI;,al.
Miss Julia (hild( lesa,. assistant.
Coumpirlsory AiteninI e.
Attendance 11t school is reiquired of
every child bet ween eight and four
teen years of age. except. those excused
by law. The act relatuig to coilpul
sort attendance r(ads as foliows: E
4/ 'y parent, guarilan 01r other person
Ahaving char)ge of any chIld between
eight and fourteen years of age, must
sen( such cliid to a pullic, private,
or parochial, or to a competent tutor,
subject to the a)iroval of tite county
Superintendent of education, school
for fou' consecutive months, or eighty
days during the scholastic year, that
the school attended is in session: Pro
vided, That any child whose physical,
mental or moral condition unfits it
for ' attendance at school is exempt
from the requirements of Section I;
that such child must be (lesignated as
unfit by a person competent to judge
and appointed to do so by the board
appointing tile attendance officer for
that *territory. Provided, That any
child living more than two and one
half mifes frotm any public, private, or
parochial school, and any child under
twelve years of age living more than
two miles from such school, tnay claim
exemption from the requirements of
Section I; Provided, That any pupil
living within one mile of any regular.
route of a school wagon may not claim
Every child in 'attendance in the
Laurens City Schools must show evi
dence of haying been successfully vac
cinated against smailpox, or shall
bring a satisfactory certificate from
a reputable phlysician stating that his
01' 1her attendance is without risk to
others attending school, that is, that
the child has had smallpox.
Medica l Inspction.
Elvery child will be0 given thiorough
inspectfon by reputablc physicians for
defects of the eyes, efars, teeth and
throat. Wtritten recommendations swill
be sent the parents asking thetm to
~ee that thte defects are remedlied. If
'utch requests are complied with, the
attendance andl scholarship of tile cild~
*will be improved, as well as tile gen
A modified formi of military training
~will be0 given every able..bodied boy in
the highI school department, Fifteen
*minutes every (lay will he given to this
work, which will consist of setting up
exercises andi a simple drill1. At tile
end of tile school sessionI, ai medal will
e given tile best dlrllledl boy in theo
igh school depatrtment.
New Pupfils Re~gister.
- All new pupils1 and 1)upils1 who can
not pr'esent lpromotion cards should
rdgister at thle Superintendent's ofllce
this week, Tile office wvill be open be
~tween the houtra of 10 and 12 'A. M.
and 4 to 6 P. M.
The aaily school session 'will begin~
at 8:45 A. MI. and end at 2 P. M. with
Senator Smith and Mr. J. S. Wanna
maker Address Gathering of Farm
Sen. E. 1). Smith and Pres. J. .S.
WanInaInaker, of the American Cotton
Assoglation, spoke to a large gather
ing of farmers In the court house last
Thursday in the interest of the cotton
growers o6 the South. Mr. Wan na
maker did not arrive until midday and
his speech was delivered in the after
After an introduction pleading for
a spirit of deiiiocracy in the country,
upholding the League of Nations, tak
Ing a wlack at the high cost of liv
Ing, praising the soldiers who fought
in France, pointing out the Ieiefits
of legislation enacted for the beneilt
of tile Southern farmer in which lie
Claimedt a large share, Senl. Smith got
(own to the silbject of the cost of cot
ton production and the way to secure
a profitable price. Ple said that the
cost of cotton production was esti
mated by spinners and others inter
ested lin bearing the market by the
cost of labor in the South In tile past
and that this cost necessitated the
work of womien and children in. the
fields and prevented t he children fron
attending school. lie said that. a fair
price (or cotton would take out. this
considerat i onl and place labor u pon
the same basis as it. is in the North
and West where a price was secured
Comimelisu late .with the stal(lards of
living demanded by an enlightened
and happy citizenry. The only method
of achieving this end, Ie said was by
organizing and demanding a fair .price
rather than1 by takIn tle price offer
ed by speculators; and spinners. Sen.
Smiiith urge the formation of the
$100000000corprationto finiance Cot
,il and tell the world whal the pro
(il el wants for it.
Mr. Wannamii aker, in the afternoon,
(eIalt more in statistics ithan in ora
tory. lie decl:ired that a Cotton mill
executive had admitted that the mills
0ould pay te cent: a poun(d for cotton
and then make a proilt. l!e ciloted
miany fiumand enflimales to prove
that if the southiern farmer allowed
hiflmelf a reasonable wage for his own
Iwork that the present pricc of coton
is rediculously low. Ilowever, lie said,
the Southern farmer (1should not
consider alone the proftis on the pres
ent crop but he would like to see him
get back some of the money that he
has lost o1 past crops.
Mr. Wannaniaker urged the co-op
eration of the farmers in the forma
tion of the cotton association and said
this would b)e Qio means of attaining
the commercial freedom that would
bring a brighter day to the South. in
the course of his remarks Mr. Wanna
gaker urged that Southern manufac
turers call Northern manufacturers in
to conference and lay before them the
clpims of the Southern cotton growers
and attempt to bring labout a mnore
friendly feeling betwen -all parties.
After his address Mr. Wannamaker
held a conference with school district
committeemien and explained in de
tail some of the 'plans of the asso
Miss Sallie A. lBurns.
Miss Sallie A. Burnis, an aunt of Mr.
L. E. fltrns, of this city, died at the
home of her nepihew, '\Mr. J. (1. Put
nanm, in Greenville, Saturday night
after an illness of but a fewv days. Miss
Burns wvas a resident of this county
but had gone to Greenville to visit
tier nephew. The funeral services
were held at Chestnut RIdge church,
this cpunty, Monday afternoon, being
largely attended by relatives and'
friends. The dleceased was 77 years
of age andl besides a .wide family con
nection is sutrvived by two sisters.
Mrs. N. J. Putnam, of Greenville, and
Mmrs. WV. -B. Parsons, of Fountaii9 Inn.
,Chlairnmatn (Carolinia Aluni.
Mr. Jas.'ll. Sulli'van, of thIs city, has
b~en apphointed chairman for Laurens
county of the or'ganiization of Universi
ty of South Carolina alumni formed
at a recent meeting in Columbia for
the purp'lose of advancing the cause of
the University throughout the state. A
fund of $30,000 panyabile in thireo an
nual installments is to be raised in
tihe state for the purp'iose of defraying
the expenses of the organizaf Ion,
which will employ an aluimni execu
tive secretary whlo will be in active
charge of the wvbrk of the organization.
30 minutes for recesses.
The friends anid lpatrons of the
schools are cordially invited to be0
present at the opening exercises.
SELL CITY HALL
counic1 considering Sale of city Hail
Property 1n14d uitlding on Cheaper
At the regular meeting of !City
Council held Monday evening plans
were discussed for disposing of the
present city hall, fire station and opera
house and the erection of a smaller
building for a city hall and fire sta
tioni on less valuable property in the
city. As a result of the discussion it
was declded to advertise for sealed
bids on the property with the right re
served to reject any and all bids. It
is understood that t'entative oOfers of
around $20,000 have been made on the
EnplOyees Tender Iesignat ion s.
City Clerk Rtyon Workman, Street
Overseer Riddle and Fire Truck 'Driv
r l'Md. Crew*t all handed in their res
gnations to the Council and were ac
cepted with regrets. lirooks Daven
port, who has been driving an army
truck at Charleston, was elected to
succeed Mr. Crews. Nho applications
were received for the other places. Mr.
Workman intends entering business in
Clinton, Mr. Riddle intends going on
the farm and Mr. Crews has accepted
a place at the oil mill. Volunteer
Fireman Thos. ). 'Downey, who has
seen long and faithful service on the
force, tendered his resignation later in
the evening and it. was accepted.
C. II. liuckett, Colored lumber and
builder's supply dealer, came before
Council to ask reconsideration of Its
previous action in discontinuing'Its
rental to him of a lot on the side-track
near the power house which he had
been renting for some years and on
which lie had erected a building for
his use. At a previous meeting Coun
-it had agreed to rent tlie lot to Mr.
Pluss Brown who is opening a simIlar
s:tablisliment on the ground which has
been used b1y Duckett bit which has
been recently rented to lr. Brown hy
its owner. Mr. Aig. I luff. Aldermani
Dial moved that the action of Council
be rescinded, stating that Mr. Brown
had another lot on which lie could
place his warehouse, whereas Duckett
would have to dispose of his building
without having a convenient place to
erect another. Cotncll was equally
divided wheon the motion was put and
the tayor voted against tlie motion
An agent for piec' goods In dry
goods a ippeared before Council and
aked to have tle license ordinance
requiring $10.00 a dav license for such
business to be modIlled, but the re
qtest was refused.
Messrs. J. F. rolbert and 1. C.
Ficting asked the assistance of
Council in securin iWvater for build
Ing 'turnoses on Farley Avenue and
North Church street and this .was
granted, little expense being entailed.
GIOVEIRNMIEN'T SALE LAOS.
People Do Not Order (4overnment Gro
cerles as Anticipated. Planket Sale
The sale of surplus army foodstuff
at this ofmee is not as great as had
bteen anticipated, stated Acting -Post
master Norwood yesterday. There has
been received upi to this (late orders
slightly in excess of $350. The articles
that are being ordered mostly consist
of bacon, baked beans, corn, peas,
soups, rice and roast beet and corned
bteef and have been iplaced mostly by
the better-to-do class of people. So
far as is kno~wn now orders will conl
tinue to be received until the amlouints
alloted the local oflice have been tak
en up. While several orders have al
ready been placed with tile Zone Sur
plus O511ce at Atlanta, Ga., by this of
fice none of the items ordered have
been recelvedl. Hlowever, It Is thought
they wvill begin to arrive at an early
For the information of the spublic
lie war dlepartmetnt has annbuntced
that the sale of governnient blanikets
has been cancelled. Should It be deC
cidedl later to place blanikets on sale
postmnasters will be given niotice.
'New C'o.Operative Store.
The Peoples Co-Operative '$tor'e is
the style of a new business enterprise
which has been organizd by thie'resl
detits andl operatives of the Watts
Mills village to deal in genieral metr
chandise. The company is composed
largely of mill operatives and~ is uti
dlerstood to be run prIncipally for
their benefit. The capital stock of the
corpor'ation will be $10,000 and~ it will
b~e managedh by Mr. M. L.. Motes, form
erly with the company store.
Forty-Four Applications Iteceitei .it
First Meeting. 0. Frank Hurt and
S. L. ,aiinm in Attendance.
The initial meeting of the newly
created IaiirCns )('onnandery was
held in the 'lasonie hall Mlonday ev
ening. Forty-four applications for the
knikhthood were receiveat and an atis
piciouls beginning of tie lodge was
Previous to tie Cormmnandery meet
ing the Chapter met and the Most Ex
cellent Master and Royal Arch degrees
were conferred on 21 (andidates, prob
ably the largest class taking the de
grees in the history of Rising Stin
Chapter, 0. Frank IHart, of Columbia,
Grand Secretary, and S. IL. I -ainhllam, of
Spartanbuorg, Grand iigh Priest, be
ing present. During the evening a de
lightful sipiper was served at the Cenl
COURT IN SiElPrEM HEt.
Jurors Draw in for ('riminal Court
Whileh .Meets Srcond .imondny inl
The Jury cominission ers met In the
office of Clerk of CoutiI Power last
week and drew jurors for the terni of
criminal court which convenes here
on Monday, Sept. Sthi. Judge It. W.
Meniminger, of 'Charleston, will very
'The jurors drawn are as follows:
Sullivan townshilp-T. .1. Coleman,
J.4H. Tumblin, Lige Bagwell, W. Mills
Jacks-Il. F. ('opeand, .1. M. Ilatton.
tunter-W. W. Iarris, ). F. Trib
ble. Sam .1. Itasor, A. C. Bennett.
Youngs-R. G. Ilarris, I. M. Mills,
1,. M. Pearson, S. J. Burns, W. C.
Cathcart. W. It. Power.
Iaurens-J. Arthur Ta3Aor, T. It.
Blakely, It. J. Martin, R. L. Tinisley,
.1. It. Page, E. \V. Copeland, J. J. Dgnt
dy, W. P. lludgens.
Cross II ll-J. C. Wells, J. Q. S.mith,
.'no. W. Ropp.
)ials--.Jno. T. Stoddard, Sam I . Ow
ings, .no. W\. Siminmons, Jlno. W. Curry,
'J. M. Hendrix.
Waterloo-M. J. Miller, Ino. E. Mc
Daniel, M. D. Mitchell.
Seuffletown-Jno. R. Donnan.
Among the eases to be tried will be
the case of Porter I rby, colored, charg
ed with the murder of Will Jeter, an
other negro, which took place on the
J. II. Sullivan place several months
ago. Curtis Griffin, the negro charged
with shooting Mr. George Anderson
near Moirntville about a month or
more ago and who was brought back
from Georgia last week by Sheriff
Re id, will also most probably be tried
at this term.
1RS. INA T11. MA')DEN.
Wife of 'cell 0. Madden I ald to Itest
at Friendship Yesterday.
Mrs. Ina Traynham Madden, wife of
Mr. Cecil 0. Madden, a young farmer
of Sullivan Township, died at the fam
ily home near Friendship church last
Wednesday morning, after an illness
of abouit two weeks. Funeral and
burial services wer'e hold Thursday at
Friendsh ip, the exercises lying attend
ed by a large crowdl of sorrowing
friends and relatives
The deceased wa. as a dauighiter
of Mr. andl Mrs. W. A. Traynhamn and
was married to Mr. Madden about six
years ago. 'She is suirvlved 1)y her
husband and by two children, the
younnger of whom Is a three-weeks' 01ld
infant. In 'addition she is suirvived b~y
several brothers and sisters andl a
large family connection.
Mrs. Madden. was an estimable
young woman and had a large circle
of friends 'who join the bereaved famn
ilies in their sorrowv. She was a val
uedl member of Union (Quaker)
church, a devoted wvife and mother.
W. ii. Carlton, a white man charged
with obtaining goods under faise i're
tenses fr'om Mr. Wi. .1. Bailey, of Clin
ton, andl apprehended last, .week In
Sal isbu ry, N. C~ ., has given tnot ice that
lie will fightI requitisitioni papers made
out. by Gov. Cooper upionl Gov'. ickettI,
of Northi Carolina, according to in
formation rceeivedl at the sheriff's
otlice here. Sheriff Reid has been int
communientlonl with Attorney General
Wolff and~ plans ai'e being made to re
sist the Iliabeas Corpus ptroceedlinigs
which are saidl will lbe intstitu ted by
Carlton. Carlton is actused of secur
lng a loan from Mr. Uniley tipon lantd
in Northi Carolina which it Is alleged
lie (lid not possess
ANNOUNCI.S 31ETI lE.IENT
Snays He Will Retuirn to Spartanlibu r.
at Close of Ills Term and lie.:ier
Practice of ILmw
Tihe Advertiser prints as folows C'
letter from ('ongr'ssmnani Nicholls
-vhilh Is evideitly intendedi to be and
has been so accepted as an ailoince
ment of his retirement from Con gress
at the complellon of his present term:
Washingtoni, ). C.,
August. 21, 1919.
Editor The Advertiser:
I am receiving so many letlers fromli
my friends iII the district urging m1e
to stand for re-olectioll to C(ongress
and asking lie to tell them ltwhat I
have decided to do that I feel in Jus
tice to them anid to tile men who as
pire to collie to Congress that I shiould
make a statenent as to my iposition.
I woltld lnot have been a candidate
for Congress two years ago had it not
been for the fact that I held high rank
on the most iimotalit commllittee in
'C'ongress during the war, namely, thte
Military Affairs Committee, and I did
not beileve that an.y other man from
3' district, who could not possibly
have been appointed on this Commiltee,
could be of as much service to the boys
at the fronit ain( to the people at home
as I could.
Now that the war is over I feel that
I am not called uipon to serve here any
longer. I have stayed in Congress at
a financial sacrillce, but. I have en
joyed the work and I appreciate more
than i cnn ever express the honor
which my people have conferred up
oil me. I hope that I have in .Part lived
up to the expectations of my friends.
I want the people of m1y district to
know that, the fact that I am not seek
ing re-election to Congress will have
absolutely no bearing uponi my activi
ties here. I expect to work for them
in the future as I have worked for
them inl the Past until my successor
shall take the oath of oflice. I will re
turn to Spartanburg at the close of my
term and re-enter the practice of law.
I wish to take this opportunity, Mr.
IEditor, of thanking my loyal friends
for the splendid manner in which they
have always su.pported me and stuck
to me. As long as I live I will ever
be grateful to them, and whether In
private or public life m11y ambition in
the future shall be to give service to
SAM J. NIClO4L4S.
ISSUES FAIR PRICE LIST.
Fair Price Committee Makes Up List
of Prices of Groceries for Laurens.
The Advertiser has been handed the
list below of grocery items and pric
es gotten u11) by a commitee .working
with Mr. W. ). Byrd as chairman,
which is supiposed to represent fair
prices on groceries sold on the local
market. The committee is working in
conjunction with the attorney gesieral's
oflice at Washington in its fight
against the high cost of living. The
commIttee Is com-posed of W. D). Byrd,
chairman; D. B. Swygert, J. Mills
Hunter, L. -N. Owens, J1. M. Philpot,
J1. A. Armstrong and J. 10. Switzer.
The list as formulated by the corn
mnittee is as follows:
WVheat flour, plain, 24 lb. sack . .$1.60
Wheat flour, plain, 48 lb. sack .. 3.15
Wheat flour, S. Ri., 241 lb. sack .. 1.70
WVheat. flour, S. R., 48 lb. sack .. 3.25
Corn meal, per1 bushel . . .. . .. 2.60
WVheat bread, per loaf . . 10c and 15c
Rice, b~ulk, per lb .. ..........15
Homniny .. ................07
Potatoes, Irish, lb. ............05
Beans, lma, lb. .. ..........15
Onilons, lb .. ..............10
Canned tomailtoes, standaliird No. 2 .15
Cann ed Tomatoes, No. 3 .. .. .....20
Canned cornt, No. 2 .. ........20
Canned peas, No. 2 ..........20
Canned salmon, tall, pink, o. 1 .25
Canned salmon, flat, reds, No. 1 .35i
E~va porated mIlk, 6 0?z.. .. .. .. ....10
l1lvapiorated milk, 12 oz/.. .. .. ...20
Conidensed milk, II nz. .. ......20
Condensed milk, 13 oz. .. . ... ....30
Pork chiols, lb. .... ........ .40.
Round steak, Ib. .... ........ .35.
IEggs, counti ry, dozen. .. .. . ....50
Cheese, Amercani full cream, lb. .45
Compound lard, Ib. .. .... ......35
Ilreakcfast hacon. lb. .. ........60
I tam, sliIced, lb. ............ ...
htanm, whole, lb. .. ................45
A21 Day SInglug.
There willl be an all (lay singing at
Warrior Cr'eek Ilaptist church on the
Feift h Sunday of thiis month. The pub
ic is invlted.
BLOOD F1LOW IN
Three Men Killed; Others
Strike( lireakers anld Police Officers
Exchniuge Shots in Strike of Ei
Iloyees of Sontherinl l ' bile 1t Ities
.'tomlpanly.;' .Vo C'omplanies of
Troops onl 1111nd,
Italeigh, N. C., Aug. 26.-Foir con
lan ies of state troops were ordered to
day by Adjutant. General Royster to
Proceed immediately to Charlotto
wiere disor-ders ini connection with
a strike of street railway ltotoreilni
and conldictors resulted last night in
the death of at least two persons and
the injury of a dozel others.
The troops wvere ordered to Char
lotte at the reqIuest of the mayor of
that city. Companies ordered on duty
are stationed at Winston-Salem,
Statesville, Lexington and Lincolnton.
Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 2.-Iteports
coin lg to pollee headqiiarters early
this morning that a large force of out
siders, comiprising imbers of railway
workers bent u0pon atoning for the
death of Engineer 1louston in last
night's rioting, was on its way to Char
lotte, stirred speedy action this morn
ing to combtat further attem pts of or
ganized violence. Two coml panies of
sale troops are already on the streets
and hud11(1 reds of citizens were depu tiz
ed this mtori ing by Mayor MeNinch
an1d given shot guins for patrol dtity.
The thirty regilar' police oilcers who
have been conltiiuo.isly oi (uity sinceo
rly londay morning are being re
lieved by citizen polilcemen. Other
troops have beent asked for.
The results of last night's rioting
at the car barns of the Southern Pub
lic Utilities company h'len strike
breakers and poliee oflicers exchanged
shots with a mob numbering m)oro
than 2,000 stood this morning as fol
The dead: Pat illnson, Walter F.
Pope, formerly of Concord, but em
ployed at Charlotte for the past three
weeks; Caldwell Hiouston, Southern
The wounded: V. A. Kincald, pain
ful Injuries in face and arm; Will
llammond, shot through throat, spinal
cord cut; paralized, expected to die
any moment; Tom Ilead, of Hunters
ville, two shots in chest, expected to
die; --. -. Aldribh, flve buck shot
wouinds in abdomen ; considered very
serious; A. T. Baker, Elizabeth Mills,
shot In chest, 'consl(lered very serb
ous; Clein Wilson, slight face wound;
lb. N. Seaman, shots in the abdomen,
condition serious; Everett Raymond,
shot three times in arn and leg; Geo.
Smith, shot in back with buck shot;
Lewis Wilson, weaver, North Char
lotte, shot In back with buck shot;
D). M. Miller, shot through large bone
in thigh; Walter Yandle, shot with
rifle In both legs, Injury plainfull bit
not serious; Robie Stuar't, 'shot -in
None of the pollee ofilcer's or thoso
guarding the ear barns were Injured.
The street car company d11( not
start their ears on the street early
this morning b~ut announcedl that hey
wvould be operated during the day un
(let' srtong guard.
WVM1 Crale R4eoversu.
Will Or'aig, the colored boy who
wvas ser'iously injiured by the explo
slotn of an automobile linne' tube at
Waldr1o'ol's Garage last Wednesday,
has made a suriprising recovery' andI
Is nowv almost wecll again. While re
placIng ain in Ilated atilomobil e tire on
a cat' at the garage, the Innet' tithe ex
plodled causing a shiarp edge of tihe
tint to strike him In the head and1 len
ettate' his skull. Pot' a time It was
Ithough t thatI he wuas moortally3 wvound0
ed, biut after blin tg cariled to thle hos
litat hte regained'( con)sciotIsies and 01(
uiiliiimately paifssed ott o(f dant)get'.
Cotton Graduer' A irhes.
i'. W. C. Wells. the gov'erinent
cotton gt'ader recently secure'd for'
I this city, arrived Mlonday atnd is look
ing over' the town' prtepratory' to the
openIng of tihe ('0tton season. Mr.
Wells has not securted his office yet,
bitt is expectinog to1 have thIs placed at
biS rtinnonani in a few rli's