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0'. LAUIr,-NS, s()I.JH CAR.()LNA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15,1 1919. N~MR~
$250,000 in Bonds to Be
On Account of Liitteil Amn1tit of
11lnds Which May be Issued, New
Legislation will be Necessary Be.
fore all Elections May be Held.
Ftulier progrsse toward the in
(crease and Improvement of school fa
cilities, sewerage, iwater and light
systems and streets was made at. the
Chaiber of Commerce meeting Mon
day night -when that body went on
record as recommending the voting of
$250.000 in bonds for these various
expenditures. The recommendatior
took form in the adoption of a report
made by [r. W. L. Gray as chairman
of a Fipecial committee appointed to
examine into the ways and means of
securi.: tihe m11(1s.
'llefore i making his formal report,
Mr. Glay- state( to the meeting that
coisitutional obstructions placed a
liimit upon the amount of bonds that
could be voted for school and road
purposes and that a special amend
mien had ito be secured to the state
constitution before suflicient funds
could be secured for this purpose. r.
C. 11. Roper, secretary of the board
of trustees, had previously advised
tie committee of the plans of that
board which called for an expendi
lure of about $125,000 to make need
ed addition and tog provide for voca
tional and manual training depart
Mr. Gray's committee recommended
I .55,000 in bonds he voted for
schiiol purposes and $100,000 for sew
ernee, water and lights be voted at.
once and that the Legislature -be peti
tioned to submit to the electors of a
state a constitutional amendmen t to
inerease the limit to which bonds of
the city may be Issued; that avlien
such amendment is adopted, that $25,
000 in bonds be voted for street im
provements and $70,000 for schools,
making a total, after all bonds are
voted, of $125,000 for school purposes
an( $125,000 for the other purposes.
The committee also recommended
that a commission be appointed to
(ontrol and expend lthe sewerage, wa
ter and light bond pioceeds, the L;
islature to be asked by the Chai b;r
of Comneree an( the City Coinell to
create such a coimission, and that a
commuilittee of tIhe (hamblier of Com
ierce act wit ile ity C o' il in
working out ldetail for Ihe uraftin
of nII act to creati time coiimtljssion.
Tie comilittee already in chiarg of
tihe, deta1i lS of teil. bon tlil su w4a s i., I -
strIuctr to nuirry t tho tt reem
Mr. W. L. :.Gr aya l) be. f h
I inan tie Commttit tie ofi thei One-linmid
evrmini funtds sitbs~ere lby the va
riou otamniidesi~t fitria survey atid
am-hdc what dispiosit tion the laurtenie
(it izensI wvoumld lke to haav' maide (if
Ite mone1 (y. Otn miotioni of M r. L~ee thi
meevtinli- went lil record as favointg
thI r hurn(of the mionley toi the indi
th cinunir'Iai bioiiis oif the townfs
.1atj. Tioddi to Speak.
Please let yo-ttr insste this week
carry conspicttously a not ice that
'Ma.Ii.I1.1.Todd, of l iarksdale, will ad
dr ess t he soldletr boys at Itiramtilett
church Suntday morning (Oct. 19th) at
I t o'clock. The public andl especial
ly all returned soldiers are cordially
itnviited( ho be preCsenlt.
J. TP. M!ILIGRl'l.
FEnoree, SC., Oct. 13.
OiY iFor fireeders%' Male.
.Detnnis Culbertsoni expects to
leavcgthe first of next week fotr
Orange ulrg to attend the annual sale
of the ll 'ksire Hireeders Associatiotn.
H~e says tiint he would liketo i('e" a
large nm er of Laulrens county
far'mers atteeid the sale and lay a
foutnantIon one good herds.
TO 3HiMOlIIAL FUND
Mr.I.. 1i. i'etersonII Sends in $13.00
froml seulffletown Schooll Di)stric(t
Seiffltoii School District No. .1, J.
W. Petericson, cialirman,. has won the
honoi of senldiig in the first subscrip
tion from this coulily for the Melioriali
Fiuld to be raised tills month in holor
of the departed dead of the Vorld
War. Ni'. Peterson tuiied ii $13 rep
rescenting subscriptions as follows:
.1. W. Peterson . ..$5.00
c. F. Little . 5.00
W. D. Byrd .............00
Mi. Peterson reports that he will
have further subscriptions from that
school district to send In.
Sen. DMal Sends Check.
The first contribution for Laurens
School District, rwhich embraces the
city only, reached the chairman a few
days ago from Senator N. *B. Dial.
Senator Dial sent his check for $50.
Hurricane school held memorial ex
ercises last Friday and the children
stbscribed $5.00 to the fund. Appro
priate exercises were also held at
Sandy Springs school last week and
$4.00 iwas contributed by the children.
The amounts raised in this manner, it
has been announced, will be credited
to the apportionment of the school
districts in which they are raised.
The committees heretofore appoint
ed and whose names have been pub
lished for each school district. are re
quested to see Mr. A. C. Todd, chair
man, and secure from him the sub
scription cards which should be used
by the canvasseirs. All subscriptions
are to be paid cash.
The Palmetto Bank of Laurens, has
,been designated as trustee of this
fund. Committees will senod or turn
over the money (ither to the cha1ian
or to the ban1k. Committees will keep
an accurate record of all contribu
tors-. o that proper credit mlay be giv
Ihie commit tees are reqluested not to
solicit fuinds from the negroes. A
memorial will !be crdeted to the negro
soldiers from this state and a cam
paign will be made later for subscrip
tions for that puirmpose.
The 'Central Committee will meet
next Friday night at 8 o'clock in the
Chamber of Commerce Room. . All
nIheners of the committee are urged
to be present. Final ipreparations for
tile drive to be made diiring the week
of October 20th %will be plerfected.
This is a very important meeting.
'Mr. J.. -i. Sullivan is chairman of the
'ommittee on speakers. If any of tie
school distilet commiees desire a
speaker to present this cause, and
will call a meeting and let Mr. Suilli
van kinow in time, one of several
;peake's . will be sent. It is hoped
that a public meeting in Ile initirest
of thll, Memorial Cailpa ign will be 11-ld
inl feach school distrit,
kilights Templar .Meet.
The hirst re'gil r ii t I tingt of ti1 i.t
'''ntly instit uted llareis Comii1Manldery
itai held Wa in e'ie tl the ni iTepl
a mi Ili. 0. I.'ramnk I al't, of Col liba,
were'i pri"ii'nt and as~siste'd in confi.
I ing the dovrees'P. IFollowing thle meeli
ini lhi' Coitimndery was5 tendlc:'ctd a
Iaier cn Star i. On netouniiit of thle larige
Mri. D). A. \X'at kins who lies at the 1)1r.
.1. 8. W~olff hiomi lace nleari Siloh,
dijed hei.t Tueilsday mninlg a'fft('r an
ie.ss of ablonut a week. The fiuner ial
and buri iali ser'vlees -were held We'd
nesday at kahaban Clhuirch, the ex'ertc'ise's
belin g at tendoed by a lar'ge concou rse of'
sorriow ing friends and relat ive's. Tihe
dleceasedi is survi'vl'ed by hem' husband
and( eiiht clildr1 ien, thle youngest lbeing
a week-old infant, and by one brother',
.Johnt M. Wise, and one sister', Mr's.
I tampion Mchowell. Mr's. Wautk ins
was an estimable wome'n and~ a valued
mnem ber of Ilabun Creek Church1(1.
HuiyM ltoper HoEti'.
Mi'. .J. I". Olilreathi, wvho moved to the
city sevol, wveeks ago to engage in
the ottingbusiness, has purichasedl
the Mi's. Emma Itoper propet'ty on
Iirby Ave(nuie recently bought fromi
Mi's. iloper'i by Mr. it. 11. Clard'oy. The
sale was made through Mr. ii. M. Wolff
m"n l estat agn ent.
'TO 1(1.' ItAt SClOMtISI
Schlools 4f4 eroatdTwso
Iore than 00 11(1 n liltantis not E ligi
lle to Enter ('ontest.
.i ss Al1(a Garrett, coillily o1", ani11izeV'r
of rU itral scool tim1) roveieit asocia
toins, is s'eek i ng to lierest the rural
sclhools of the county in the s chool imli
proveinilt prizes biing offered to all
rural schools of the state which show
the most iiprovement along genieral
lin eis of school endeavor dhiring tit(
Miss Garrett urges all the school im
Provement, associations of the county
to compete for the prizes and they aro
reqitested to send their reports to her
each month promptly.
Thle following trnnouncemienrt as to
the prizes has been issued from the
Departiment of Education at Columbia:
1. Twenty-flve prizes of forty dol
lars each will be awarded to individual
schools making the greatest l"'prove
mont during the time between March
1st, 1919 and March 1, 1920. Each
school competing for this prize must
file its application along with the of
ficial Prize Score Card. The school
improvement score card must be sign
ed 'by a representative of the local as
sociation, by a member of the local
board of trustees, and approved by
the County Superintendent of Educa
tion. 'hotographs of niew buildings
are iisui ally helpful to (lie committee in
determining prize winning schools. In
corporated towns with a populatioA of
.100, according to the census of 1910,
are not eligible to compete.
2. One prize of ten dollars to the
local association in eaelh county rals
Ing fron outside sourtICs ald der'ioslt
ing with the County Treasuirer the
Ilarge'st anount of iiioniey. The foriy
tiv\e prizes inl this class are litilded
to stimulate local school im proveien I
work in rach of thu forty-five con -
. Oine prize of flve ollars to each
local association sending in twelve re
ports to tle County Organizer for
twelve regular monthly meetings be
tween March 1, 1919, and March 1,
1920. These reports must be signed
by the president of the local school
improvement association and approved
by the County Organizer.
4. Forty-six prizes, one major prize
of fifty dollars and one prize of ten
dollars for each of tle forty-five coun
ties to be awarded for growth, up
keep, effleiency and community se
5. Forly-six prizes, onie major prize
of fifty dollars and olone irize of ten
dollars for each lof the forty-five coiln
ties to 'be awardIe for (lie haltilh and
. taitary condition of the school.
Applicationts nttt:[I h ie 'at inl by
.\i arch 1, 1920.
.\ll prizes will ho aw.arled by the
tale lExi-otlie l'olmmiftte o f il' Ihe(
ilhol mp:-ovemen-llt A :. ociationl at 11is
nu'tilg in the ring, alnd (th' awards
w ill be alouiced. if pirac lic1bc', dur1
In th(. m ( tin :,,4f : he State! T( acbfer.i'
.\ss'ociaion. The prizes will be' 'vrnt
cciwrintendenlct ofii -:detion i to thc
bec licrit fori the tfurther'u improil m-nici
iof the pri/c . winning ;c'hooli.
Iniutlity~ '4 . lclt wr bt~ rlis t thr yi 'Irl [eoi
Starte, andu it. invyites tlt ir ''u'minciedc
Ilhist piz'e offe''rn, wrPe thei ('ouncty
Orga. n'jz'er' or ithe lcr'.siih ni of thle
('O't"I'ON'I TAki-:s ,I1'3l',
S'ftple tlirs 'Thirty-F"i a (uents oil
'lTie cotton inarket took anoitheri'
jimying Ourlity-five cents all clay. The
hiighi level broiughlt out many13 s'l lers
andio over tr thiousa'nd braltos wvere said
o have' beeni sold oii thle local market~
atone. Several big lots swere released,
I le largest tot on (te local mariiket bce
Ing sold tby G. W. Locng & Soiis, whoi(
sold 300 ba les. Yariboiroiigh BUrothercis,
of Crtoss Anchor, sold tabouit a hun
died bcates and nuimei'oius sinallet' lots
were released1 tiothi buyei's anid setll
ors seemeod to be in fine humoi', Ibuy
er's being witllng to take the uttaple
In almost any qulant itles.
1Mris. J1. Nt. Stonecy ari'uvedl in the
nity fi'om Clemson College Siunday to
sipendo some tIme with Mi'. atnd Mr's.
and .ilr. .hli, 1 .(B Cannlon, of Spar
1inbrlii. aire lE'i'e.d,
.1. K. Bireeden, represenl tinlig tihl
state headquil arters of the SoilIh Ca ro
lilla Cottoin .\ssoviation, will arrive in
le city today working inl tihe interest
01 tile 'South Carol ina Cottoni Asso
iation. Acting upon a reqetis froi
the state headluarters, Mir. C. A. Pow
er, tIilng chairman for the county
organlizati lon, has called a meeting of
the association 11 members and the pub
lie generally to be held in he court.
house Thursday morning at 11 o'clock,
when Mr. TBreeden will make an ad
dress. MIr. Power was informed by
letter that Mr. John 13. Cannon, of
Spartanburg, iwould be available for
the meeting at tho same time and an
invitation has been extended to hIm to
be present. MTr. Cannon will prob
ably devote the main part of his ad
dress to tile discussion of a warehouse
Friday morning Chairman 'Power
and Acting Secretary Lee canvassed
the returns of tile various soliciting
committees and found that nearly two
hundred members had already been
secured for ithe Taurens branch of the
association and that. over $1,000 had
been paid in as dues. A deposit of
$972.2'i cents was placed in the bank
and a few checks which were dated
ah ead aire still on hand to be deposit
ed. Silce then a number of memi1ibers
have joilied and a few' small amounts
paid in as dues. The Association al
ready had on hand a balance of $28.47
(olltributed by individuals whlen the
campaign for the Association was first
iliaugui rated several months ago.
REST R0031 OPE ED.
Stendy Stream of Poplp yisIted Opei
Ilig of Best Rtoom Friday.
A steady stream of people found its
way to the adies' est 1100111 which
had its formal opoilng in the Court
lottse Friday morning and afternoon.
The rooms, already convCn iently
furnished for the use of shoppers and
others vbifing ie c!'l , had been giv
en ni extra touch in decorations on
account of the special event and made
a pretty and restful appearance. The
visitors were Awelconed by .\lrs. W. S.
ltagVll, wino will be inl charge of
liel, and were Inviled to make an in.
spection and feel at home.
The rest 1r'0s1118 aK IW ill 1111111 er.
The room on Ile iorith end of tile
building is tilhe iiiiipailiil o(e of the
Iwo. l('re are comfortalie "hail's, a
lonnge, a small hed for babies. a -rit
ilg desk with statliollry and otler
day wa i asml pillow on lhe baby,.
hod ive byv Mrs. H. lla1ydov1k, wife
of Ill- 'pastOr at thw W a tts .\ lll. whIich
was nioa'd by lii- le etsid -;() -\wl l
abotm ten years oibl. .\col panyii
t he h'illowv was a letter. fronti Alirs. I lay
(hi'wk I ii a hi i ory of ' in p illowi A andii
slat ina thiat II il m liir :.av:i p i lifiIi et
oni thei hattl liehl i n'anic.
fo heu of I he wh W)Cre tol brn
I'11' .; V w i h tii m. ller' arei fundi
aovil usao a iceIaie m
l e r(isin (Jon , ht l o - ilt2 i, e hi -IV
i o(flices. Th'le funds, ni :ili lai
thle merichani~ts; of thel epyv. Thliri m
ar 'ufo th14 use' of' allI t hose whoi 'ari'
tio take adivantiarei of I hem ainil ai sli
ihial iniiiitallion is (xt endedt to lieoilli
firoim thei irurial dtistricits to mlakle luse
of ilbemi' whie lier'.
T1o lring l'ilsoiner linck.
Sherift' Ild left last night. for
Wash In gton. iD. C'., to bingu baaek Earl
iPrice', wit', wiant('d ini this county
for dlispiosing of anl auttomlobile tinder
mior'tgatg'. 'l'hie ('harige Is that lie
biought an auutomobiile in ColumbInIa and
sold it to Mir. Harper, (lie auitoiiobile
dealer in ('linton, withiout telling of
t he mort gage. Mri. lirper'la teir sold(
tile ari to0 Mr. L~awrnle Kenneldy, of
thIs ('1ty, bult before ..\lennedyl~ (could(
ride ariouitnd t he piuli c sqiua ic more
than a lime or two the original own
cir in 'Coluiimbia had It s('ized toC secure
tile miort gage. Mr. Kennedy wvas r'e
iturnledi his mi Uoiney by Mr. I rar'jer and
was muneh relieved to get fr'ee of
r"' il s Asointion atre AI
imintal. 1ahtle Iltny Talk-.
D~r. Thlonta.. .1. Walls. slate direccor
of publkiltf ane of the speakers' hu
r'emi, for Ihe IHaplist 1.-75 iillion caiil
aihan. at his loaelluarters inl Green
vill4 .\11i.A l (. iiay annonIc( l thie iani-s
of1 Ii thIappoinltcd to date in the
Iaiitens association as four -ni ifnute
speatkrs in the drive.
Thest speakers are to avall them
selves of every opportunity to pres(wnt
the cattses for Which the campIaign is
to be wagedl during tlie eight (lays
from Noveb1er : to December 7, but
will it aIll ties coifile themselves to
The speakers appointed are:
'lethabara ChIih4----M. N. Corbin, J.
P. Griffin, W. S. Atchison, It. L. Cor
bin, Mrs. CIhas. lloazman, ..\lrs. Lillian
1Hill, u r.J. 1). Ifill, Mirs. .1. H. Camp
bell, all of Cross 11111.
M 11lville Chitichi---.J. C. .liller, J.
L'. Boyd, J. If. Motes, Clauld Coats,
.lrs. C. 1'. Coats, all of .\louiiville.
'oplar Fprings Church-.1. P Sii
monls, W. L.. Walker, C. 11. Simlpsonl,
I l'1:gene Situp.on, .1. 1.. Davis, .lhn
Sitmpson, .lr-. II. 0. Walker, Mrs. \V.
Ii. I)avis, Mirs. Mu.gen e Simpson, .\is.
Stepp leeks, ..\liss .\Maggio Booeks, .liss
Ithil Ilalleiline andl A. 0. ('opelatLd,
all of Warp Shoals.
l'!Aln Church(1 C. C. Calw,.ll, 1'. C.
CIIIl h rt son. .1. K. (4ooper. .1. 1". Wall
ir, .\MIs. It. M'. lloyd, Alt's. .1. W .
Fowleor, A.\,m.lsi Clhervitsonl, If. Y.
130<1, all of Laurens,
Waterloo ('hllrch---W . C . Wharitonu,
Wat-erloo; (Co1, J. If. Wharton, Water
101): Mirs. W . .\. Ifemi'r. ,n. .\ 's. .
It. .\nderson, Airs. It. C. Fuller, all of
Wa ' rl00l.
lpi a Avn. Ihrt.-t .\. Gilles.j(
DI .. .lo co b ,I:. G;. .Jossev, It,
IA1. P; ow\\nh-. , A. .t. Alien, fm.o. Slew..
art. .\ r:. Il. llaydock. .\lis. Geo. SWtw
art . A.\ , . '. Cothitani, .\ M i.e .lar
:a;ret. UIrownlee and .\liss Elizabeth
Gwin, all of faireis.
Langston Church-W. It. Anlersson,
C. I). Ilenjaiin, Wim. Myers, W. A.
Poole, J. L. Chaney, all of %'linton; .1.
F. Davis, 1aurens, Rit. :!,
laan ford CuiiirchIli-O. C. (ox, Will
Cooper, J. W. Lanforid, Miss Maggie
oloper, ill of Lanford i ation.
Iiaurens First Chi 'ch-J S. len
nett, .\L. J. Owings, L. 1.. Fuller, C. It.
Bobo, C. If. Ioper, Fred Burton, C. D.
larksdale, N1. L. Siliti, It. ':. 'loimlp
son, IH. 1). Barksdale, B. It. Clardly,
W. P'. Brown, C. W. Kitchens, ). E.
liarnett. 11. 1). .\lhaffey, C. T. Pranks,
W. S. lPower, C. Y. Craddock, W. 1.
Thomason, .\L. ). .\loore, .\rs. C. R'.
Itaperl, .\rs. E-. T. 11,abb, .rs. C. 11.
I o o, .\,s. I. . Owv(ns, .Al . ':. W.
.\ l -111 M tin. . rs. .1. . "lenm -t 1. .\If-:. S. I I.
T1AlnlOi.:ltn, .\I.-. G;eo. .4. .\le(rary.
is. Ola tlramlet i, Ali s .\la ;'-' Mat'
tin, .\li icia Ii l i 4 l . :i . T. N.
i::ak d h, 4 \l4 . \\. It a y A -41r n111,
\!-. .l . I ). .\oor ., M.\ . J1. \\'. Icl nder'
\\4' lit'amt Cra nwl\i: . :: i'.'risp,' a'll
au rtnef it ' 't i-' 1: W I i( st tarks
dili Is as ciit('1tri a 25 (, .lit . TIi( id
10 '- aloi' h~-as h i-en s $ n1. tai
Iim aelne (attnd Ie-halftfar. fortheli
T'(i'lket(s 5(ill 11 go on i al ae lou0 te
aperir. the orpenfing the biil)In
noad evit, w'it a114 tom limi toi mid
howenhth age of'.5 an. 'el t years wil'
be netilo athe 6 rate wher'e th'sragh
Wannamaker Speaks for
4'(on t41rlowers of Oklahoma lWanted
It lave Conference Endorse Speeci
of Presideiit. Wiiannmaker as Ex
pressive of tle SeItntiet of Cotton
New Orleans, Oct. .13.-)eclaration
by .lohn A. To(ld, professor of econom
ivs and Oxford lecturer, that fiurther
restriction of cotton acreage in the
l'nited States would be "nothing short
of a calamity" and a demand that eot
tol contsumeis pay "enough to make
cotton as profflable as other crops,"
by .1. Skottowe Wannamaker, of St.
.hews, S. C., presidentit o; the Aneri
can Votton Association, featured the
secon1d general sssion here late to
datiy of delegates to the world cotton
.\tr. Tod(d's declaratiol was miiade ill
li. course of an add ress in which he
presented figures showing futiuro
needs of the world for cotton, past
crops alld tle pretSc'l [ prospects.
"'The woild'si reqtuirements," said
r. Tod(l, "ar, practically unlimited.
I;opll- e and11i Asia are bare of cotton
goods. The poositio today is tile same
IA befor tile war, only Worse. Tle
w\\orld wants mmire cotton than it is
,vtlinm mlid must have it. The more
linanicially 'inbrrtsst( lhe' pCopl of
u' wvorl are, the oe cotton they
wI tlsl ue, Il .\merica, an increased
11111'a11,d isUpobale Thlt holl Woe.
vil adi s'llcity of labor are serious
handica's. Te onlly solution here Is
an incra 'i el d per ae. The aver
age cotton yield inl the South, to say
Ie least, is (iscreditable. .\Iore cot
ton is wasted annually in America,
thil it has been possile to raise la
Africa outside of Egypt.
"lrti't her restriction o' e'0 ton acre
age in America would be nothing
1short of a calamity. There 110W is and
a!ways Will be a demaid for all tho
cottoll tat can b)e raised allywhere,
lhere is rio need to re(str'ict tile sup
ply bit.l rallher it sliould be increased.
"Of course the first necessity is to
1ssure tile plainter a reasonlable reuil
nerative price. 1)espite tile great in
('t1rase inl tile cost of cotton today, It is
-,fill one of thle chleapest products. It
1n:s lot illc icased ill proportion 1
.\ir. W\lanarnktr hreflaced his ad
-r i l Hite delaration that cot
tonl lmsbet a ur e to it oithlerntl.
tals. Ifit had nlot beenl for the
h rm t r tntaei (If illiterates in
to-i d Ii i ty terrible
to; ' and ja :,nk' rty.
Sn thl Sout wher' it lIs
b b h' Iirli woring linl tt
\Val, whie an bin ne d 10~ nae
Iti aan t ano brict ispad. o
bii til coierlc justif is
Wittllit akllg hi(1h wt ll ring ourt
-i't t''tt e it ack tio it tie iotton
e Ti the pric must ateae th
larmi 111te to make nlt~t tae tae a
\ egtl ci. ebTlhe growrern hasn
to tar hian.lak'd'othv
Ansi intantion oft gingl ta thIel ctone
sit if thit s cone~rensltgci adjournsI
itoueot kin aftepr r. icreaeh
y't(iel per nrs :ithi's. doin Ah. issu
There willet hei' nytincreal d ahoa uere
aret buf the miout haet' inioase
ofteld adlt t ile muset take I tare o
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