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)LUMIL XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1919
-A R .-.... AR LI A ,, 91.NUM BER 15
BOlS[ GO[S OV[R
Dry Enforcement Bill Pass.
WAR TIME BILL
1ionise llePa SC Dry Enforemeut Bill
within Three Hours After President
had I'lexpectedly Vetoed It. Wet,
Spell for Christmas Now Unlikely.
fWashington, Oct. 27.-Presldent
-Wilson unexpectedly vetoed the prohi
bition enforcement "bill today and
within t iree hours the house repassed
it over his veto by a vote of 176 to 55.
The total vote was barely more than
a majority of the entire membership.
Dry leaders in the senate immedi
ately bcgan laying plans to repass th$
bill there. They expect to ask unani
mous consent for its consideration to
morrow, claiming enough votes to put
it through. They expect to act on it
by Wednesday at the latest.
The president refused to sign the
bill because it included the enforce
ment of war time prohibition.
The objects of .war time prohibition,
the President said in his veto, had
been sat isled. and "sound -public pol
icy makes clear the reason and neces
sity for its repeal."
lt would not be deficult, the Presi
delft held, for congress to deal set)
arately with the two issues.
Th'e veto hit congress unexpectedly.
The house, getting on its feet again,
uIdcerteud its -leaders. who wanted to
defer consideration until Thursday so
as to round up all the dry members.
But the d rys swept into the chamber
and sho.wedl there was overwhelming
sentiment among themt to give the
governi:ent anpl w.eaipons for deal
ing with the liquor traflic.
Nobody- had really professed to
know the President would veto the
bill. Republicans and Democrats
alike, and the countless multitude that
had sorrowfully watched the passing
of the bars, thought it would become
a law without his signature.
Attorney (eneral Palmer, it was
said. declared it unconstitutional.
But the President, propped tup in
bed, dictated and then signed a vcto
message and sent it along to con
gress, w. tut worrying, apparently,
what congress might (o.
With repassage of the law by the
house and the lroslect of the same
thing happening in tle senate, hope of
the liig "wet" spell that would run
over the Christmas season vanished.
Proh ibit ion leaders predicted refus
al bf the house to accept the Presi
(qnt's vcto meant that the sale of I
iuor wol(1 not be permitted again in
this and many other generations.
The reasons for vetoing the act were
set forth by the President in the fol
owing message to congress:
To the Hotuse of Representatives:
I am returning, withotut my signa
tutre, H1. R. 6810, "An act to prohibit
intoxicting .bevertgets, and to regu
late the manufacture, production, use
and sale of hight proof spirits for
other than beverage purposes, and to
insture an ample suliply of alcohol andl
ipromote its use it selentilce research
ando in the development of fuel. dye'
andi other lawful industrties."'
The subject matter treated in this
measure dleal. with two distinct phases
of thie prothi biIion legislation. One
part of thle a~ct under ('onsiderationi
seeks to enforce wvar time prohibition.
The other providles for the enforce
mnut which was mhde necessary b~y
the adopt ion~ of the. constitutional
amendment. I object to and cannot
approve' that part of this legislation
witht r1'ference to war time prohibli
"It has to (10 'with the 'enforcenlent
of an act which was passed, by reason
of the emergencies of the wvar andl(
wvhose objects have ' been satisfied in
the demobilization of the army andl
navy and whiose repeal rhave atlready
sought at tho hands of congress.
Where the purposP0e of patrticuilar legls
latlon arising out of Wvar emdrgencey
hatve becen satiilled, sound public pol.
icy makes cleatr tho reason and necen
sity for repeal.
It will not ho difficult for congress
in considering this important mattdr'
to separate these two questions and
effectively logislate regarding thoem;
making the proper' distinction between
templorar'y causes which arose out of
C(i'ON MrAIt KET
Practliilly no Cotton Sold lere Slice
]list. Week on Account of Congestion
01n Rliroads and In Warehouses
Practically no cottbli has been sold
on the Laurens market since the latter
part of last weel,. warehouse room all
being taken, platform space being ov
er-crowded and railroads unable to
handle shipments, Tihe rush of cot
ton to market during the past few
weeks has strained the facilities of
handling with results that have prov
-en Inconvenient to some and profitable
to others. While the cotton has been
kept off the market by congestion,
the market has steadily risen so that
those who have been forced to hold
against theIr wills have netted over
$5.00 a bale through their discomilture.
The Ndw York and New Orleans mar
kets have been alternately strong and
weak during thu past few days, but the
tendency has been gradually upward
,so that local buyers would have been
willing to pay between 36 and 37
cents per pound yesterday had they
been able to buy and ship at all.
The condition appears not to be
peculiar to Laurens. Similar condi
tions are reported elsewhere and em
bargos were placed on shipments to
Greenville and Spartianburg early last
week. The first of this week a. simi
lar embargo was placed on shipments
to Columbia, so that this section is
almost bottled up. However, local rail
road men hold out 'promises of an
early relief from present condi i ons
and it is thought that in a (lay or two
the market will be open again.
WAS III NGTON PAID
, It00SE-3 -LT1 HONORt
Day of 3Memorial Meetings, Followed
by Bhgr Celebrafion Last Night.
Washington, Oct. 27.-Tribute to the
memory of Theodore Roosevelt was
paid in Washington today, the anni
versary of his sixty-first birthday.
'After a -day of memorial meetings,
at which senators, government otilcials
andI prominent citizens eulogized the
former president, the principal cele
bration was held tonight in Liberty
liit, with Senator Phelan, of ('ali
forinia, the chief speaker.
The interior department was closed
today between noon and 2 o'clock to
permit the employes', as ',Sdcretary
Lano expressed It, "to (10 honor to the
memory of Theodore Roosevelt, whose
stalwart Americanism is a national
in the house of representatives,
members from both sides stood and
cheered when Represen tative Mondell
meioriali'd the services of the form
At. a theater a iemorial meeting
was held by the Georgia division of the
Roosevelt Memorial association Aith
Iepresentative lipshaw, of Georgia,
presiding. Senator loke Smith, of
Georgia, and Representative Black, of
Texas, delivered addresses.
Noonday meetings were held at va
rious other places.
Th'le Godfrey reunion, was held at
the home of .\ur. J. R. Godfrey of Dials
section on Saturdcay, October 25th.
IThose prIesent wvere Mr. flelton Sims
and family, of Greenville county; Al
vin Sims and wife, of Gr'eenville
('ounty; Mr's. J1. P. Meiouglas afld son,
of Pelzer'; Mr's. Luther Thompson and
cilldr'en, of Greenville county; MIr.
H 1. 'T. G;odfrecy and family, of Simpson
vill; .Mr'. C'. 8. KIrby and famity, of
P'elzer; Mr. Arithuur Godfrey and famn
I ly, of Illeckory Tavern sect ion; Mr'.
T. 's. lagwell and1( family, of htabun
section; Mr. John Ic -Bagwell and
dlaughter, of ftarksdale. Th'ey met to
'ciebrat e Mr'. Godfrey's 51st birthday.
All of Mi'. Godfrey's chmildiren wvere
present cxcept one, Clairence Estes,
who Is in the navy. A nice box of
Ihings we res.ent to lim. The featuare
of the day' was a 5flmp1tuous dliger.
The r'emainder' of the (lay was silent
in conversation andi delightful in (isle.
var time eimer'gencies and those like
he coast itulltonal amendiment of pro
hillt Ion which is now purt of the fun
dlanental laws of the '.untry.
In all matters h ng to do with
the personal habi~ andI customs of
large numbers of~euri peoplC, wve must
be certain that the established prIo
ceases of legal change are followved.
In no other (.vay can the salutary ob
ject soug~ to be accomplished by
great Fe drms of this character~ - b
madle s$ Infactory andi per'manent.
(St e~d) WOODR1OW WIIBIN,
Theo/White Houne. 27 October, 1919.
Lanford School District lD
Campaign in Lai
The fund for the tlemorjl Building
to be erected at Columbia in honor of
the dead of the late var does not grow
rapidly, said Mr. A. C. Todd, county
chairman, yesterday. - Committees
made a canvas of business ien In the
city yesterday and made some pro
gress, but their report had not l)een
made in tangible (orim last night. Lan
ford school district was the only
school district making a report during
the past week, \lr. T. A. Drummond
bringing in additional subscriptions
of $12.55. The ladies' committee in the
City of Laurens has made additional
reports aggregating $31.75.
The following is a record of last
Previously reported, all sources $143.00
Mrs. W. D. Ferguson, chairman,
October 25th ............ 25.50
Airs. \V. D. Ferguson, chairman,
October 27th ..G...... .. 6.25
Second contribution Lanford
School District .. .. .. .. 12.55
T. C. .Switzer ............ 20.00
J. E. Switzer ............ 20.00
E. P. Minter ..2...........25.00
A. C. Todd ...................25.00
Lanford School Distriet, 2nd Report.
). Roy Patterson .... .. .... ...$ 1.00
Columbus llurdette ........ 1.00
J. I. Patterson ............ 1.01)
Al. G. Patterson ............ 2.00
Dr. Irby ............... 1.00
.l rs. J. F. Waldrep ........ .50
1. Al. Ilurnett .............. 1.00
.1. 1. Bobo ................ 1.00
W. S. Cooper ............ 1.00
i. I,. Taylor ..6..........1.00
Al v. C. R1. Patterson ........ 1.01)
Air. .1. W. Lanford ........ 5.00
Al r. T. A. Drummond ........ 2.00
Airs. Al. W. W. Fowler ...... 1.00
W. 11. Wright ............ 1.00
.lrs. 1. A. Can pon............5)
Mrs. .1. D. .Johnson..........1.0
Talmage Patterson.......... .50
N. .1. Osborn............ .
Arthur Parson .......... 1.00
Air. Stribling .. ..5...........
PATillOTIC 3MILITAlY OPERA.
"Amterlen First" or Carmena id the
Soldier to be Given by Loen Talent.
Preliminary arrangements have
been imnate looking to a splendid pro
duction of the patriotic military opera
"America First" by more than 100 so
lected performers of Lairens, uider
the ausipices of the Datighteri of the
The play itself has to do with the
plottings of two Span ish-German
spies, and their subsequen t undoing
and detection. The music is of a
catchy, popular kind and is decidedly
patriotic and marshal in character.
Time costuming effects are strikingly
beautiful and attractive, while the ac
tion 'of the play itself is full of spirit
The cast and company in full is be
ing formed and trained by a veteran
in the workc of producing society oni
fertainmients, and a flnishedl represen
tation Is predieted by those who have
the matter in charge.
Aside from tile east of elmaracteris
there are to b)e several choruses which
arie most charm ig in thlemselvr-s and
r'epresent a bevy of illech mondi hell es.
Rted Cr'oss nur mses, IIlichmonid IIlities.
home guarmds, children of the l'. 8. A..
14d11iputt ans, cowboy girls, antd a
sien~milly attriac'tlve and pilcturei'5im
nuimber called the (Granid Blallet of the
Illos ebu ds.
llehearsals are going foirward day
and night and a most woirthby pioduc
ion is fully pre'dictd ar1oily in Novcm
het'.* The full cast of characters and
personnel of the company wvill be' giv
en in the next issue oLTh eAdvert iser'.
Secures Tileimporariy Quairters.
The Irby MotorsComp~any, selling
the Alien and Liberty cars, have so
cured t emporarmy (iuar'ters in the same
bu1 iling wvit th Ile Wilson-Overlanid
company anf wvill hiave headquarters
there untii furithier not ice. They al
ready have on hand a Liberty touring
car and ar'e offering demnonst rat ions to
those who con template buying ciars.
Teachers 3reethit Nov. 8th.
Supt. of Education Ri. T. Wilson has
anhiounced the first teachers meeting
of the year to lbe held in Laurcns on
atnurdav. November 8th.
4akes Additional Report.
irens in Progress.
Mr. Frank Moore'.. ........ 1.00
Dr. Cobb .25
Lester Ilammet .......... .50
Mr. Thomas ...............50
Joe Wofford .. ..0............
W. I-. Cooper ............ 1.00
J. R. Willis ............ 1.00
T. ). Harmon ............ 1.00
La(dy Anderson .......... 1.00
William 'I1unter ..........1.00
B. F. Parson ............ 1.00
Sam Stroude ............ 1.00
Tillman Turner ........... 1.50
(Mrs. W~r. ). Ferguson, Chairman.)
Previously Reported ........$12.50
NIvs. Win. Gelder ...... ....1.00
Irs. E. S. Iludgens .. .. .. .. 1.00
Mrs. A. .J. Christopher ........ 1.00
Mrs. Mattic Glenn .......... 1.00
Mtrs. .J. J. Adams .......... 1.00
Mrs. It. Y. Simpson ........1.00
Mrs. C .W. Martin .....50
M rs. C. M. Miller ........ 1.00
Mrs. W. R. Richey, S... ..1.00
M rs. W. ). Ferguson ..r........00
.\ rs.\1. L. Todd .......... 1.00
M rs. .1. W. Todd, Sr... ...... 1.00
AMiss Bessic Todd ........1.00
Mrs. Creswell Garlington .. . 1.00
AMiss .\ary Wilkes ...... ...0
.\Mrs. A. C. Todd ..........2.00
M rs. .1. 1). Watts ..........1.00
M rs. W. R. Rchevy, J. .. .. 1...I .
\Irs. lice Nickels .. .. .. .. 1.0o
.\lrs. Eugene Wilkes .. .. .. .. .50
Al rs. Rlobt. Eichelberger.........50
.IMrs. .ames )avis..........
.\iss layme Fergu;on ...... 1.00
.\NrI J. F. Blt . . . . .. ... ..- .50
\lrs. WmN. Solomon.......... .00
A.\rs. l1utler Godf'ey.v
\rs. B. 1. . Jones.............1.0
.\l rs. Rhett Babb ..... ...25
.lr vs. Nannie Franks
Miss Louise Simmons .......50
.\Miss itlle Eichel berger .25
liss Purchase Willis .. .. .. .50
Mrs. Ludie Bolt ..I...... ..1.)
Mrs. Aibrose Iludgens.. .... .5
.I\vs. John IHicks .25
M1i. G. ('. K NIGHlT D E AMD.
DIed at Ills lome Near the ('ity Early
londay .ior'ilng. luiiled in ('eme
Dr. George Carter Kiiaght died at his
home a few miles above the city near
Narnie early .\londay morning after
having been in ill health for a num
ber of years. About a year ago he be
gan to decline rapidly and for the
past several weeks he had been in a
critical condition, so his qeath11 was not
unexpected. About three weeks ago
he returned from a iospital in Colum
bia, where physicians; gave up his case
as hopeless. The fitneral services and
Interment took place at the Lauriens
cemetery Mlonday afternoon, being
largely at tnded by:1 neiglhbors and1(
fiends(1. The servIces w('re Condultcted
by Rev. Mi'. lBrooks. of' Gr'ay ('oui't, as
sistedl by Rev. Graves L. Knight, of
Drt. K~night was about forty years
of age and hadl pract ieid his pr'ofes
s'-on around Narnie fo' about twenty
years, enjoying t he esteem of al i itose
who knew himu. IHe was a graduate of
the Atlanta .\lediceal ('ollege, having
taken his degree' befor'e he was 1 win
I y-one yearis of age. lForI someP time
aftert secing hii~ iis licenisC. he1 ll( rat iCed
ar1otund Switz'er', in Fparutanburg ('oun
ty,. buit moved imek io Lamurens ('ount1y
where he remna inedtI unt il his deathl.
Dr'. Kn ght Imarried .\ ;s M\arith a
C.annton, who s-urivives himt with Iwo
children, William aind M\artha. One
brother, W. 11. Knight. Esti.. of' La.tu
r'ens, and a sister, .\ltis. D). 1B. .lahaffey,
0.1, FoitntIailn innii alIso sitrvivye hiim.
Pythan lRoll ('nil .le('ting,
1La 'ens Lodge No. -13, Knight s of
Pthlas, iln eommnon with Py3thiatns all
over the I 'nited States, will hold a Roll
Call meeting .\onda night. November
3rd. Thte meetinug will he In the formn
of a P~yt hian Itally; te secontd degree
willl be~ conferried, priob~ably followed
Hall1owe'eni Party at Watts.
A lHallowe'en party wilIl be given at.
the school house of the Watts -.lills
Satutrday evening, beginning at 7:30i.
A small admission fee will be charged.
The ntblin In corrlially invited.
0111Y Eqity (aes will be Ireard First
Week of Term. Regular Roster to
be Heard Second Week.
The fall teIm of the Court of Con
mon Pleas will convene Alonday morn.
ing with JutIge it. W. \lenmm1inger, of
iCharleston, 'piresiding. Following a
ineeting of the lar Association last
week, It was announced that only
equity cases woul(l be heard the first
Week of the term, the jury cases being
called for the second 'week. Jurors
for the second week were drawn 'Mon
The following is the roster of cases
for the second week:
Momlay, Nov. 10th.
Owings & Owings vs Counts &
Cowan. Simpson, Cooper & Dabb for
plaintiffs; Richey & Richey for de
V. G. Lancaster vs 13. It. Todd.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb for plain
tiff; Featherstone & Knight for de
'Moore & Hill vs C. & W. C. Ry. Co.
Featherstone & Knight for plaintiffs;
Dial & Todd for defendants.
.J. W. McKee vs Dora Madden. I. S.
Blackwell for plaintiff.
Butzhardt vs Vaughn.
Tuesday, Nov. 11th.
Kentucky lorse and Mule Co. vs T.
W. Knight. Richey & Richey for
plaintiffs; Simpson, Cooper & 1abb
Rliekman & Tumblin vs C. & W. C.
fly. Co., (two cases), F. P. .lecGowan
fo plaintiff; 'al & Todd for defend
Overland-Ilarper Company vs John
Aberprombie. F. P. McGowan for
Oxweld Acetylen Gas Co. vs S.. .1.
Davis. Dial & ToId for plaintiff; P.
P. Nle(owan for defendant.
Wedniesdayl), Nov. 121h. .
Culhertson vs Long. Phil. 1). Iluff
for plaintiff; lichey & Richey for dc
Culbert':n vs Crisp. P1. I). Iuliff for
.John ID. ('hildress vs I). P. C'urry.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb for plaintiff;
flichey & Richey for defendant.
It. 11. Childress vs ). P. Curry. Simi
son], Cooper & liabb for plaintiff;
Itichey & Richey for defendant.
Tiursdav, Nov. 13th.
.J. Ii. Shai vs American Railway Ex
press Co. F. 11. McGowan for plain
tiff; Simpson, Cooper & Blabb for de
P. M. Shaw vs Bessie Shaw. Gray
don & Ulease for plaintiff; Simpson,
Cooper & Babb for defendant.
For Formal Trial.
Hagerty Cook Co. vs W. L. Terry.
Second Week ,iurlors.
The following jurors were drawn
.\Monday for the second week:
Lauren s Township--A. C. Fuller, W.
II. Gilkerson, L. F. Nelson, Alison Lee.
lacks-V. S. latton, I. 0. Ray.
Itnt er-Edgar Todd, J. R. Todd, If.
Y. Abrams, .M. ). Smith, T. Al. Smith.
Youngs---W. .\X. Nelson. V. E. r
de'tte, Frank hobo, R. TI. (Crow, L.
Waterloo-M. I. .leianiel, .hr., .
W., Crawford, Gleo. WV. Washington, F.
Sullivan -M. V. Manley, C'. F. Ileeks,
JT. W. Fleming.
lIialIs --l . E. H ell amis, WV. S. .\leeks,
.J. WV. I land, A. Coke bbh .1. R.
IBrownlee. .1. K. Willis, It. TI. ('ook:,
(ross lItill--J. WV. Simmons, J1. IR.
lle.1,. 0. Henvis to Spenk.
Arr'tangemtenlts atre being madie for a
R~ed Cross tally int the First Presby
eria n churchel Su nday aift ernoon wheni
Illv. J1. 0. 1Heavis, of (Coltumb tia, is ex -
Peeletd to malke an addrmess. iPositlive
announ1 icemnt t of tDr. lReav is's addr1ess
Canltt be madie, butt the Commtiittee in
charge of Ithe meeting hopes to have
himi come here( from Clinton, where lhe
is e xpeted to imake an addlrless the
3itass Meceting 'lThursay N Ight.
A tmass meetinug in the intIer'est of
t he' Red Cross Iloll Cad will be held
at the Fir'st Ilaptist chuireh Tlhursday
nighit at 7:3:0 o'clock. Atlanta head
(Iluarters of the Rled (Cross has wir'ed
that a "live speaker" will be sent to
make an addtress. It is expected that
the meeting will lie largely at tended
by plel fr'om all sections of the
COAL SIRIKE FIGHT
Says Unjustifiable and Un
NOT TO STRIKE
Says the Law all be III I'Enforced the
.Menniis Found to Protect the liter.
'sts of dhe Nutio in Any Emergency
that. .Mlay ArIse.
Washingtin, Oct. 25.--H-lolding the
impnending coal strike to be not only
tin3iustiliable b1t also unlawful, Presi
(lent Wilson, in a statement issued to
night, with tle s;ilpplort of hIs entire
cabinet, called on the coal miners of
the nation, both union offieers and
members, to rescind the strike order
effective November 1.
The president declined to enter into
tle merits of the controversy betweeni
the miners and operators, but em phat
ically declared that the strike, which
he characterized as the most far
reaching proposal in the nation's his
tory to restrict product ion and distri
bution of all neessaries of life, had
apparently been ordered without. a
vote of Ole individual miners con
verped. For this reason, the presi
dnt served defilite notie "Ithat the
law will be enfoiceI and the means
wIll be found to pr'olect the interests
of the nation in any em ergency that
may ar ill of this unhappy b)lusi
Tie president's statenent was is
sued tonight after his cabinet, had
gone ovi' Ihe Jtnat ion with Secretary
Wil ;on' o! the labr d aitment,
w hose e If)ots brillg mlinrs and
w)"'Ia otrs toget her ;,I negotiations had
Ifailed. 'I'he cabinet, With only See
ety llsing dlet aineld at his hiom11e
by illness, met first, in the morning
and again tonight. Rear Admiral
Gr ayson, I he president's personal
physicIan, was summoned to the (ven
ing session. Appar(ently lie agreed to
the submission of tle tMatter to his
palient. for soon afterward lie cabi
not iieting broke iii and the iresi
dent's statement was issued.
The presldent, in his statemen t, re
viewed the steps leading up to the
strtikie call, including tile Cleveland
convention of the 'nited Mine Work
eis of America, one month ago, at
which the ( dtman ds for a :10 bour week
and a I0 per ent increase in wages
was formuii Ia led. The war in itself,
tlie pei' deni asserted. still w'Is a fact,
peace negolia t lions still illsuspense
and 11roops sill being tr lansported.
i .eaulse of thes' factois and tlie add
ed considela tion that victiis of the
strike would be anong both the rich
and thlle poo of' the nation. tle plresi
dent said tI ie ;rl'olposed walkout could
only be ,onisidir'ed as unlawful and
as tie nat ion 's exetive entrusted
withi enforcemt of 1 the law, lie would
use Ihe mie;ans at. his disuosal to pre
ven'lt any stoppage of wor'k.
The serivices of thle governmen t as
a mediaitorii offerled yC5et'rday by thIie
pr'esidlen t thri ough Sectary Wilson
buit lnot ne('(epted, were'( again held out,
lihe presiditit dleelaring that lie held
hnselIf in readi netss at thle i'equeist of
c eit' or both idesli to 'iripoint a ('om
mission to investigate the situnat ion, io
Id tties tin with diitle recognlit ion of
the' rijhts of' the moiners, the operators
anil the' public.
iT're was no direct lIniationi of
whltIat st'ps thle cablinet hia~d discuts sed
to ;irevent titoppage of work'l should
tie pre'sideint's solen warninig to the
miiin eta t0 rese nd thle stike or'dert fail
of r'e tilt. It wasi regarid ed as si gnil i
cant, howveve r, that att'iition wasa
(Irawn I in Wh11ite Clou1se Ciricles to thle
stastem :nt made by Secr'tar'y llakert in
a re'cent address in Indianapolis, when
Mi'. 11aker' annioonneed that depa rimet
COimmiAnder's had( been dIireICed to fur I
niish tr'oops at thle requiest of gov.er'
nor5 withlolit r'eferi'iing the mat ter to
Washingt on. Major' General Wood in
thle (en triaI depatmen t has al riady
exerc ised tht authoiity in the steel
IBos Suppe(r tat Oldl .110intville.
Ot Saturdal(ly n ighit, Nov. 1, there wvill
be a box and oyster sup~per' gIven at
Mr. .1. Y. 1t('njamiin's home. The piro
('ceds will go foir thei benleft of Old
Mount ville school. The Ptnblic is con