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> L.UM XXXV. LAAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1919. UMB
linge Crowd Hears 'His Ad.
President Plunged Into Shantung
and Irish Questions and -British Six
Votes with a Clarity that Quickly
Restored Quiet and Respect. Ho
tility in Atmosphere.
En Route With President Wilson
to San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20.
Crowds are always difficult to ana
lyze; their applause is not .always
concltsive, their denonstrations are
not always spontaneous and the ele
ment of contagion and suggestion en
ters into the psychology of the mo
ment, but more distinctive than any
other audience on the whole journey
have been the three which Prrsident
Wilson addressed at San Francisco.
Their respective responses were dif
ferent, their demeanor also different.
Fully 20,000 people were packed in
every conceivable space-aisles, raft
ers, stairways and balconies. A more
uncomfortable mass of humanity I
have never seen. P)ople could
neither get in or out, they were fas
tened as if in a vise. They gave Mr.
Wilson a thunderous welcome. And
the demonstration lasted fully fifteen
minutes during which time even the
president seemed to enjoy the waving
of flags and the expressions of enthus
ia.ni, but as the great majority who
had collie to listen, heeded tihe up
raised hand of the mayor, a minority
who 11ad com1e to disturh), kept III a
pe-rieual clamor. At fiirst it Ieemed
as if it was llere dikcomfort and
aixiety )to get niearer the front. lt
ad:'ty the )p.res'i~d.'s face-hamnrd
oned as Ie sahy that a small groui
had pl10aced itself in the hall prestim
abl1y to ilterfere with the making of
0h" :qlocih ltself.
People on the platform. many of
!et Ih!publi-als. plainly showed
hwir1 1marrassment, as; they did not
want a 'w petople to give the imimpres
sion that SaII iFrancisco had so far
forvoitel its demiocracy as to'rfuse
to hear both side:; of any 111) public Ies
lion. Again and againl, lIhe organ
ilayed in order to seetre (iulet and
finally the president started .;ieaking
amidst an audible tii rulience on the
outskirts of the crowd. Ills audience
didn't 'respond to frequently made
points. Some started to appliaud, but
evidently feared it would give the dis
turhers the opportunity they sought
to prevent Mr.-Wilson from making
an extended speech, but something in
the hostility of the atmosphere
aroused Mr. Wilson and he did what
he had hitherto never done-he start
ed to fight the noise. Usually, in big
auditoriums, he had not strained his
voice or atitempted to do more than
extend his greetings, but, on this oc
casion, lie struck forth in his argu
ment and handled the Shantung and
Irish questions, and the matter of
Great Britain's six votes with a clari
ty that quickly restored quiet and re
spet. fly the time he had finished he
may not have converted those whoe
came with preconceived hostility. but
lie tamed the disturbers and Mr. Wil
son may wvell consider it a triumph.
.h Cotton StIM 'Arv~nelng.
Tecotton piarket )gs shown con
siderable, strengtJ~' durng the past
week. Futureo mgrkets ligve showrt
a bktady .advance, and the local market,
*-has followed them., Nest of the locptl
cotton is being htoremd bilt severa(
large lots wore piit 4p ,Aho market yesk
. erday, best prices being 31 3-.4 cents
- per pound. Criticismi of the local
market has considerably abatefl dur
ing the ipast week or so and one of
dthe local buyers claimed 'yesterday
that the Laurens market was equal
to and ahead of most markets in the
Many Going to 80~th Reunion.
Mrany former .soldiers of the Thur
tieth Division are planning to go from
here to Gireenvil-le the first of nmext
week to attend the first annual reun
ion of he division, which takes place
Monday and Tuesday. Somec of the
mendo C xpect to leave Saturday and
others -Sunday or Mfonday morning.
All of them are looking forward with
a great ulnn1 of ninnaSin to ithe ('e.
OVER ONE THOUSAND
IN CITY SCHOOLS
Attendance Largely Increased Over
Last Year. Facilities Already Over.
Over one thousand pupils are reg
istered. in the city schools, including
the central school, Laurens Mill and
colored. school, stated Supt. Gasque
yesterday. Both the central graded
school and the colored school are il-'
ready largely overtaxed and the trus
tees are considering means of secur
ing more room at least by next year.
According to plans now .under con
sideration, an annex will he built ad
joining the presgnt central school
building in which the present work
may be expanded-and a vocational de
partment will be idded. This may not
take place before next year.
The figures given out by Supt.
Gasque do not include the NVatts Mills
school, where two or thoc hundred
children are enrolled.
The following figures give the en
rollment by classes and sex:
Grade Boys Girls Total
I. .. .. .. .. .. ..48 21 69
i... ..........30 18 48
Ill. .......... ..13 28 41
IV. ............23 24 47
V. ............39 31. 70
VI... ..........29 26 55
VII. ............17 31 48
Vill........ ....33 32 65
IX... ........ ..24 28 52
G... ..........15 20 35
XI. ............1 13 14
Total ........2,72 272 544
.. Laurens 31111 School.
Il... .. ...................28
IV. .................... 16
r .. . ........177
etral Selhool............... ~t
lauirenis .\ill School........1.
(Colore'i Schtool .. .. ......... 32
Total ...... ..........1,092
1;APTl1ISTIS EXPECT Will
31IEETIN(G1 Al' Bl'EAVERIlA3
Dr. White, Dr. 31e-0011h11n and 3llr. C.
11. Boho to 1ake ddresse4. Uov.
The annual session of the Laurens
Baptist. Association Is to be held next
Tuesday and Wednesday at. Heaver
dam church, the first session to be
held Tuesday morning. Preparations
are being made for the largest meet
ing In the history of the Association
and to accommodate the large crowds
a huge tent has been secured to be
asured of ample seat-ing space.
The meeting Is to be divided into
two phases. The first day wIll be de
voted to general church matters, such
as a dilscussion of temp~erance andl re
ligIous literature, the opening sermon
being preached by D~r. Edward Long,
of Clinton. The aecond day Is to be
given over to consideration of the 75
Million Dollar cahipaign and address
es are to be made by Dr. John E.
White, of Anderson, Dr. Mc~lothlin,
of Furman University, M1r. C.' B. Bobo,
Mrs. John Fizer, head of thue Bap
tIst missionary union of the state and
probably Gov. 11. A. Codyier.
Local Water Ptur.
. It is not always the clearest '%Pter
or the most palatable 'that is purest,
said Supt. J. E. Philpot, of the -water
and light departtrlent yesterday, and
while water that is of'f color or has
'an objectIonable taste is not desirable,
he said that it is not neceaarrily con
taminated. To test he matter local
ly, ho said, he had sent to the state'
chemist a sample of the city water
drawn week before last when the lo
eal supply had a peculiarly objection
able taste. The report on this. dated
Sept. 12th. as received on the 16th
rhows negative bacterial indications
of contaminations with the remarks,
"Analysis indieate water to be0 of good
(tinality and free from contamination."
Two Big 'ITurnipsM.
Th'e Gar'den 'editor wvas the reclpi
r-nt of two big turnips, the gift of .\mr.
W. C. Brown, of 'farksadale Stat !on.
Tihey are umn'msually large for the dry
weather butt not so large that they
v.ill hn wn'inel.
Many School Distrlets Voting Extra
LeVIes 111 Erecting New Buildings.
Mlr. Wilson, County Superintendent
of BEducation, statkes that much inter
est Is being shown in the schools of
Luarens county by the trustees dhd
patrons. Becatise of the compulsory
attendance law bringing many new
pupils into school, there is an urg'ent
need for more teachers, more room
and seating capacity. The question
of state aid plays an important part
in many schools at this time, states
'Mr. Wilson. Sitate aid, under the term
extension law, the rural gre ded school
law and the high school law, may be
withheld when any teacher has more
than fifty pupils in a class-room.
According to reports froni the trus
tees many school are preparing for
these needs, in the way of -voting more
taxes and building more commodious
buildings. Shiloh, Friendship, Grays,
'Lanford, Merna, Mt. Bethel, Poplar,
.lt. Gallagher, Cross Hill, Long
Branch and Laurens have voted an
additional levy. Prospect and Cen
tral, at present, are planning to make
additional levies. Shiloh is building
a modern school building on toe same
plan as that by which Bethany was
built some years ago. Poplar is re
modelling its old building into a mod
ern butilding. Among other schools
that are planning for new buildings
are leIna, Princeton. Long Branch,
Belfast and Lisbon. Wade and ,Pine
Grove have uAted and built a new
modern building. In addition to these,
tie negroes are awiakening to the need
of better school houses and are plan
ning to hid( in several districts.
Watts Mills and Laurens lill have
(iiployod nll all-time teacher f)r
adilts .\r. Sweaingen, State Siter
intendetnt or Ediieaton, state that
laire'is coiity is the first cotnty to
have a teacher giving full time lo tohis
1111 PolemIIn IIOnens ad Pollee
millan1 illkeit'ly ('a 11ii-4red 'Iat o f Mo till
I lit t 'tijlloni of Whiskey aid 31tch
1?11ral I 'olicemlanl ('ohnn1bis 01wens
aiil ('hief of P)olice l1ithely iiiade a
raid onl the homei of .ilim C'asvy bo.
tween banford S l .lion aniid Yar
borouli's 11 1 yesterdlay and (ap
tillredl a Part of a still, a alo11011 of
whiskey and aboit fifty gallons Of
beer. The implements and littuid were
found on1 the second floor of Casey's
house, where a neatly contrived ar
rangement was found for manufactur
ing the forbidden fluid. The defendaht
was later released on $500 bond and
his ease will come up for trial at the
next term of criminal court.
A few days ago Policeman Owens
and Andy Boyd joined in a raid on a
still in Greenwood county across the
line from Cross 11111. A still and about
60 gallons of beer were found but no
arrests were made, the owner not be
ing on the place. It is understood that
thle Greenhwoodi authorities have since
made atn arrest.
PltIZE~S F~It BRIITIS I.
Rlewards for Efilciency in Flying
ILondon, Aug. 22.-Prizes aggregat
ing $340,000 will be offered for efmi
icncy in flying craft to be shown in
the aircraft 'shifety competition which
the government will hold March 1
tiext. All mntrants must be "British.
The object is to ascertain the best
flype of afrplanes in which it will he
safe to travel antI which, in particu
lar, will be capalble of rising from and
alighting in a sinall space.
TPwo types of machines will be en
tered-small machines With a carry
ing cap)adity of two, and large ma
clines with a carryinig capacity of 16,
exolusive of ew.
,'Phe flrst prime tor the small machine
will be $50,000, secondl '$20,000, third
$10,000. FI'rst prize for the iarge ma
chine will be $100,000, secondl $40,000,
third $20,000. IEntries are to close
D~ecember' 31, next.
Robbers Oet $2,000 From Train.
Seattle, Wash., Sep. 19.--At least
$26,000 was obtained by a robber oir
robbers who b)ound andl gagged a mail
clerk on an eastboundl Northern Pacifie
passenger train between Seattle and
Kanasket, today, according to reports
r'eceivedi here by the police and r'ail
A T WATTS MILLS
People 'of Community Looking For.
ward to Annual Event with Great
The people of Watts 'Mills village
and vicinity are looking forward with
a great deal of interest to the annual
Community Fair which is to be held
Friday and Saturday, October 3-rd and
4th. Preparations for the event have
been under way for several weeks and
much interest is -being taken by the
people of the community as well as
the school teachers under whose di
rection the fair is given. An attrac
tive program has already been is
sued showing the different Interests to
be contested for and the prizes in
The following is the premium list
1. Best jar of fruit $ .50 $ .25
2. hest jar of vegetalbles .50 .25
3. Best jar of preserves .50 .25
4. ieI;t jar of pickle .50 .25
5. Best collection dried
fruits or vegetables .50 .25
II.-Plain Sewing and
I. Best mnade dress for a
child .50 .25
2. Best imade blouse or
suit for boy .50 .25
:3. Best garment made by
girl 15 or more .75 .50
.1. Best garment maide by
girl less than 15 .75 .50
5. Best piece fancy work
by woman .75 .50
6. Best piece fancy work
by girl .75 .50
1. Pinest collection of
ferns t.00 .5
2. Jinest single fern .4) .25
2. I inest any other pot.
plant .50 .25
I. linIWtz vasi. cut flow
II' '.51) .2.)
IV -Cooked Articl(.I
I. Ie.st pie nmde by gil
Ic-.-; than I . .5 ) .2.5
2. iesi (ake inale by wo
nc~u S .25
2. PisI candy 1111de by
girl .50 .)
V. -Gade IPoducets.
1. Pcst baske vgeabes
on! kind .5) .25
2. ilwst basket vegetables.
variety .75 .5 0
I. Nlost interesting relic
or1 curio .75 .50
1. Mothers' Club.
2. M1ill Girls' Club.
3. Little Girls' Sewing and Canning
-1. School and Kindergarten Work.
5. Display of goods made by Watt,
6. Relics and, curios.
The following committees are at
work on different phases of the fair:
Lucas Ave. (upper)-Mrs. Johin
Martin, 'Mrs. Jodie Gossett, Misses
Bernice Jones, Addle May Darneli,
Lucas Ave (lower)-Mrs. F. K. TPay
lor', Mrs. Jack Cothiran, Mrs. Jessee,
Misses Marie Browniee, Ada Sims,
Chlora Fleming, Gladys Taylor.
Eenythe St.-irs. iDunk Minms, Mrs.
Martin, odisses Ruth Couch, Vallie Ed
Copeland St.-Mrs. M. HT. Grubbs,
Mrs. Sorgee, Misses Lola Dickerson,
Ilammett St.-Mr's. O'ary Fowler,
Mmr. Cage Willikins, Misses Veda Ta'.y
lor, Mary Tinsley.
'heattie St.-JMrs. Waldrop, Mrs.
Pdaraon, Misses May Garrett, Etta Ed
wards, Maude flobo, Ellheth Owun.
Sirrin'e St.--Mrs. Burns, 'Misses
Florence Patton, Alice Kirby.
Wallace St --Mrs.WV. R. -Wt'lson,
Misses Orelle Pearce, Selma Kirby.
Simmons St.--Afra. W. HI. Hunter,
Mirs. .James Boyter', Mrs. Arthur Gar
rett, MIsses Maude C'ox, Fanny Lusk.
Swygert Ave.-Mrs. John Clark,
Miss Bessie Darnell.
Stevens St.--Mirs. W. W. Griffin,
Mrs. .Jim C2rowe, Mrs. Lanford, MIss
Clara Bell Tlumbln.
Newv St.--Mr's. Burns, Misses HPlle
Ferguson, Runettec MecPher'son.
The object of the fai' is set forth
in a few articles introducing the pire
mium list. It is stated as follows:
The WVat ts Mfills Community Inn.
COL. WAitl ESTABLISHES
CINSUS OFFICE iIEREi
Fourth District Supervisor to lave
OfiCes in the Post Office Building.
Col. Oscar W. Babb, supervisor of
the census in the Fourth Congression
at District, stated yesterday that he
had succeeded in securing office room
in the post ofilce for transacting the
1920 census business in this disti ict
and that those having business with
him may find him There. At first it was
stated that Col. Babb's office wotid
be established In Greenville, but he
has succeeded in changing this plan
so that he will be at his own home
and nearer the center of the district.
He will be able to keel) in close touch
with Greenville and Spartanburg by
train and with Union by motor con
REST ROOM COM LETED.
An Invitation Extended to theWonen
of tMe County to Make Use of the
ioom and Kitchen.
The flet. Room in the Court Ilouse,
established ly the Business Women's
Ciub and furnished by the merchants
of the city, has been completed and an
invitation extended to all the women
of the couity to visit and make use of
it. The room is tasteflfly futrnishefd
with tables, chairs, lounge, curtains
and other articles to make it. attrac
tive and comfortable. A ki teen 'with
an oil stove and cooking utensils is al
so fitted up1) neat the lest Room where
visitors may prepare lunches and
lcook coffee or other beverage. Both
n0011iS are on the Western side of tle
second floor of the building and may
bw found by going through the colut.
The following account of the first
meeting of the Misiness Woman's
Club11. was furni. led i AI vertiser
b)y the is' eretary:
'ie Itiusiness W'o ' . Club field
its tirst I 'is - m'ing in the Rest
llooin" .lionday a:r noon at six
oo'.c, thir',y-nine -mbners being
r n \e lad qluite an entluisias
' I eting. T e irs hIng itken I pII
a a \w>e 1f thania;1. in te bu;siness
o!'- of I.tilrens w ll tildt.| it Ios.:lhI
to h1.1ve the roonw:. \ln e
.tr sh1 wi e hav.- ' i o p.
to h1.co thle privihvn - to
te1 lust where tir 10nV i ill
cied 'I hen nte VI d t's in .
adles who so kinludly ael ti ~
ste'v i1s ill1m~ing ihe e ara in%. w ah ich
add mich to the attractiv\enes I 4nr
It was delcided, if practicaleh, to
proelt t: wit ie woiman to keip the
rooms i eiarge. We wisih to take
tIhis r - torttiity of eixenslin-g an in
viat.I to every womianl in Lauiretis
0' y to vi and make le of t hOse
:s, at any tiite. \\e hoie to he
to kep the roomis openl from
ie in th: mmorniigs tintil seven-thir
v in th,' afternoons. \\e will an
Oince the date of opening later. and
.vant to assuire each woniatn of tle
county that site is mil ).-t hleartily
Secretarty of the Chlb.
(lets 1t4eserve ('ommiissiotn.
Mr. Car'les II. Rounds, 'who served
dulring (lie war as First ieuitenant in
time 8ist 'Division, received a commis
slomn several dyas ago as First Lietu
tenant In the reserve corps of the
rceular army. Ofilcers ini the meserve
corps and reqiuired to (d0 military ser
vice about two weeks in each year end
are ubt)ject to dall at the outbreak of
wvar. ILieut. Rounds has accepted the
commission and is now a part of time
was organized for educeational pura
Firi~: We wiish to dlevelopt commnti
ty spirit 'hy eneoutraging all the peo
pie of the vi'lrge to bring an exhilbit.
Second: \Ve wilsh to encourage the
indiividutal to improve his productts.
Coming together in friendly rivalr'y
ag' mI otur neighblor will utrge us to
rhe 4' mt er efforts. P': offeing i pre
m11i,., ;.' dealir" to encottrtage each
one( to put mote intetrest in this line
Third: Bly btringing the peopile to..
gether we will aid t he imat erial and
edtcntilonal growth andi develop) the
social spirit and pride in outr coim
ixhiits must he brtouight to thte
(donmtmity ITotuse October' 1st atnd
2nd. Te fair will be opened to time
tutblic on Friday evening at 8 o'clock
andi closerd Santnrsday at 4 o'.cno.1,
GREAT STEEL STRIKE
Police and Workers Clash
Effect of Walkout Felt When Steel
Strikers Walk Out in Many MIils
In Steel DIstrict. Both Sides Settlo
Dom-n for Long Struggle. Pirming.
ham District Unaffected.
The second day of the great st. ag
gle between the labor unions and the
United States Steel corporation open
ed with the question as to the ex
tont to which the industry has been
affected by the strike still uncertain,
canfused as it is by the conflicing
claims of the leaders on either side.
That the industry has been gravely
criplIled in the great centers of Pitts
burgh, Chicago and Youngstown was
certain and early reports yesterday
recorded several gains [or the strik
In tle ir cminigham district, in Ala
hama the strike was said to be a (I1s
The possibility of the spread of the
stike to as yet unaffected plants was
more tiireatening yesterday. At the
t lithlhem works of the Blethlehem
Steel corporation where :35,000 men
are emploed, the lnion leaders an
loullie(I that 110 rpily had beeni re
eived to theiir reqlest for a confer
enev willi thie compiny otleiials and
Ihat pri Para ionls were lin1ig 11 i com plet
Pn It ICalling out the vorkers.
Rioting whicli broke out at tlie closo
(if the first day of tIe ilke was re
rndal dilTerentli poinltsL this morn.1
in.T* knusa m*, so f:r '-0
one mal eal d, thre ol' i L;o badly
Iole 1hat t I iuy di;, ail
o iore 0. fo. ; h s:; enroly wolll d.
The fatality occur-red in tie l ',tts
bus dise :very lilill inl Par
r i 'a.. wal.; (lo. hi orni noIlilig but
.\I hlfalo w lh lt .hr -la in l.
dent plail of tle laae\.iinna Ste'el
compan y is beeni forced to suspend
operatiolls, according lo pollde r
Is, riotilig occurred lhist night and
I i0M11ed this morning. The dis
der here hiowevel was .lpparently
i-1 o serious as in Penns3lvania. The
I 2.mer Steel company, a sister plant
of tie Lackawanna, announced that
01. ration would cease tomorrow. In
ce ient rioting was reported from
-ittsiu rgh, Sept. 21 --clashes be
t een Pennsylvania state police and
c owds .benlt on holding laIbor mass
leetings in the Pittsburgh district to
day ushered in the strike in the iron
and steel Industry. The most serious
disturbance occurred at North Clair
ton, twenty miiles from Pittsburgh,
late in tile afternoon, where the state
trloopers chIargoed a crowd of union
men holding a mass meeting and
broke. it. up. Resistance was offered
and it is charged by3 union leaders thlat
the mioulnted policemen used their
clubs vi1gorouisly and Injured a number
in the crowd. About a dozen -men
were arrested. The meeting wvas
broken ult) at the requlest of local au
According to eye-witnesses, the
meeting wvas Proceeding qutietly when
the state Police broke it up. The
crowd sea tt.ered ahd sonme ran up a
railroad empkankmnei and threw
stones and other missiles at the troop-.
era. During the melee, several in the
crowd were struck on the head by
tile piolicemeni, it was said. The crowd
soon1 scatitered clid as ilar as eah be
learned Rio (1ne wa.; seriotusly injured.
Iluring the melee the horse of one of
the troopers suff. d a broken leg.
It is alleged that several shots were
tired by ,0soeo in the crowd.
William %. lFoster, secretary of the
national comimittee for organizing
iron and steel workers, tonighlt said1
that a vigorous protest would be
lodgedl with the state government
agans -11w hat h~e t ermed a "'murderous
attack( upon)? law-abiding peole."'
Some of thle blast fuRnaces of the
('arniegie Steel (omi:ny' arc located at
Th'lere' was a slight (listurRIbance at
Me Keesport, whlere unlion organizi'ers
(Continued on Pag0 E'ight.)