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VOLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1919.NUBRi
MAY SHUT DOWN
Fuel Priority Rulos Put on
i View of the Critical Situation
Drought About by Refusal of Miiers
to Return to Work 01overnment
Takes Drastle Action to Prevent
Atlanta, ov. N17.-Orders limiting
deliveries of coal in the southern re
glon of the railroad administration to
the first five classes on the fuel pri
ority list, which does not include man
ufacturers were issued late today at
headlquarters here. The action on Its
face means the closing down of cot
ton mills and manufacturing plants
of almost all descriptions as soon as
their present, supplies are used up.
rhese supplIes generally are under
stoo() to .be scanty.
'Curtailment of coal consumption was
made necessary the statement said,
"because coal productIon still is be
low the absolute requirements of the
fIrst flive classes of consumers." These
classes who are still to get coal are
railroads, Inland and coastwise yes
.;ls, army and navy and certain. gov
ernment departments, state, municipal
and county Institutions, public utilI
ties, including newspapeps, and re
taillers to supply domestic consumers.
No announcement was made heac as
to whether the sharp curtailment of
coal consumption would be natoir
wide, but it has been understood t'hat
about the same conditions prevail In
other sections of the country. Re
ports generally have shown many min
ers not returning to work despite cahi
cellation of the strike call on order
of the federal court at Indiangpolls.
The statement announcing the coal
co'nsumption curtailment follows:
"lnder orders issued today at the
direction of the United States fuel ad
ministration, deliveries of coal by the
raIlroads for the present will be Ilim
Ited to the first five classes of the
fuel administration's preference list.
This action has become imperatively
necessary because of the failure of
miners in the country's great produc
ing fields to return to work, although
in obedience to the federal couirt man
date, the union offlelals canceled the
strike or(ler which became effective
on Nov. 1.
"Coal production still Is below the
absolute requirements of the flir.t live
classes of consumers. and the polley
of soupplying urgent needis of all pre
ferred classes had been depleting with
dangerous rapidity the stocks held
solijec t to the fuel arlmiistrator's or
der. Thus the situation was becom
lng critical and It was determined to
wihbhold deliverIes temnporarmily from
manufact urer's, even though they lbe
In the (lass recognIzed as essentIal.
"The first five classes, -whose imme
dilate needs wIll ('ontinume to be sup
"Clas;s A--Rlailroads andl inland and
"('lass Il--Army and~ navy, toige'ther(
with other departments of thle fed.
'ral government. Thlis includes bituit
imin lous (oal '(i cosumedC by main ofacturt
eran- or produc(ers oif soupplies(' for dec
at mmint s (if the federal ;governmioent
whlen such1 deparii tmen11t (iff ic ially a p
pI oivis Ihle re(Iues't.
('liss (' - -Slate. uimnleipal amnd coon
I y d epa rt men ts anad Inst ituiitlonus.
(' les thle manuitfactuore of ntewspirini
liaper for, daily niewspapter' use and( thll
prmintIing atnd publ Ishinmg of same.
"('lass l>-litetailers (supplies foi
in (dealinug with apiliictions foi
coal from retallerms this commit tee h
uinder instrutctins to see to it thiat. de
liveries ar'e mlade solely to car'e fo1
the pressing needs of domestic con
somers; I nother wot~s, no dealer ca:
he permitted to obtaIn supp)Ilies prc
sumnably for domnestic consumtitoni, hu
actually to be turned over' to a man
ufactuirer or other user of steam coa
not icluded In the first 'fiye classe:
"With the hope that In the near fu
tore the situatIon will Improve sof
fliently to warrmant resumption of (Ie
livepies to Classes P and (I, the loea
railroad representatives will dontinu
(ontinued on Pagre Four.)
J. J. ADAMS JOSES HOME.
ire Practically Destroys Home v
West Main Street Friday Night.
.Fire startihg from an unknom
>rigin practically destroyed the on
tory fraine building of Mlr. J.
dams on West Main street Fridt
light. The fire started somewhei
n the upper part of the building at
vas discovered by the family too la
.o save it, Mr. Adams was first arou
Ad by noises whiph he took to 1
murglars ard when the true cause wi
liscovered, the collings of almost il
mntire house were ablaze. It appear
hat the blazs started somewhere
he garret and may have been camm
iy a short circuit of electric w'ir<
iithough Mr. Adams said that he con
lot say for certain that this 'was tl
!ause. Although si)stantial insuran
was carried on both the building at
ionteitq. \r. Adamsgestimates his lo
)n the basis of present prices for I
building at arouind $2,500. On a
:ount of these prices, lie said, lie won
not rebuild at present but will ma
his home until further plans are ma
with his father-in-law, 'Mr. W.
The fire truck responded prompi
to the alarm given by Mfr. Adams c
or the telephone, but It was consid<
able time before the hose connectio
were made, and the force of t
streams of water played on the bull
Ing was very light. The big fire c
gine pump was working, but t
stream of water was not over foi
feet an( the volume very small.
The silverware of the home and
part of the furniture 'were saved, I
with these exceptions the loss -w
practically complete. The frame
the building still stands, but c
hardly be used for anything exci
C031PANY FOt)ItMD HERE
Tro 3ANUFACTURtE Bltli
Messrs. It. F. Fleming, II. M. Frai
amid W. D. Franks Form Company
Following their return from Stat
ville, N. C., last week lessrs. R.
Fleming and II. M. Franks deflnit
stated that plans were on foot to st
a brIck-making plant in or near lA
rens. While In Statesvilld tliese g
tlemen Inspected several mod
iplants and formed dlefinlite ideas as
how their own plant would 'he r
'ihey also placed orders for necess
machinery and this is cxpected lierc
a short ti mae. 1liectricity will pro
bly lie the muhtlye power for the i
chinery while coal will he used in
kilis. .\r. W. 1). Franks will he
iItd party in the fIIrm, the .les:
Franlks looking after all oerati(
The location of file brick mill
not beent definiely deilded on as
It is des.ired to secure suitable
nca rone of the railroads so as
make shipping easy. Clay from
eral proposed rals of hanmid is alre
heing examined by chemilsts to tes
for 'brick-maklg <qualities. Mr. Fl,
log says that lhe Is advised thatn
clay of this sect ion is wvellI ada pte.
brIck-makIing so he antlIpates i
little trmouble in this regarid.
A "Get-Toget her'" meings
o'clck. ev.C. 0. Inurts, of C(ol
bla wlldeiver a address.
imieeting is held in the hnteresat of
The School Improvemnt assoc ia
of Gray Coumrt-Owings will gI i a
siuppeeri at thle school hu 1ing Sa
day evenming, Novembieri 2:nd, hec
ning at live o'clock, for thle benel
Ithe school. Tihe pubilc is most
dial ly invited to comie.
F"iltSTi (ASII PitlZEi.
* 'iTurn to te second' sect ion
rthis plaper andu read the page ii
* uertiseamnt e'xpliIng the puIIZ
1 * con test whueh The Adlvertiser I
* gis today.. Tlhe. propositioni I
t* volves no canivassinig -or suhelil
* unmless tihe canduiduate cares to.
* the 'ontrary, it Invites youm to
* for reward -what you would be gl
* to do orud lnrfl)y for the dilversiu
- Thlie pumle looks to be~ easy
* solve, but just try It and 'ompjO
1 * results oni two triails. M1aybe y
e1 * will be suirprisedl.
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Lanrens Merchants Sign Agremnemnt to
n Close Stores Early Saturday Even
j. Following a meeting of committees
Ly of the various churches of the city
-e Sunday afternoon, an agreement was
A circulated among the merchants of the
te city Monday -afternoon aknd almost
,- unanimously signed .which is expected
)e to end late Saturday night shopping
is and allow the stores to close at an
Ie, 'early hour. The movement for early
!d closing was inaugurated at the reg'ular
in services Sunday morning, when the
d ministers of the city outlined the plan
s, and appointed committees to confer
Id that afternoon. It wis Pointed out
te that the early closing campaign was
e takeni up in the church because the
id late hours previo'uslly in effect in -the
stores effected church attendance Sun
e- day morning, emiloyees .being too ex
C- hausted to arise early or to enter into
]d the spirit of worship after such a long
tc I (lay's labor.
:le The committees met in a joint ses
I- sion at the First Presbyterian church
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the
1' M1ethodist committee not attending on
V- account of a misunderstanding as to
r- the time and place of meeting. Discus
ns slon of the proposed plan found an al
he most unanimous approval of it and
d- consequently it was decided to circu
n- late an early closing petition imme
he diately, the closing hour being set at
ty nine o'clock exc'ept the week before
a Following is the agreement and the
ut lirms that signe(d it, it being noted that
as both white and colored merchants are
of on the list:
an "We, the undersigned merchants of
pt laurens agree to close our stores on
Saturday night at nine o'clock, with
the exception of the week before
Minter Co., Hunter Bros., .T. C
Shell, C. W. Nlartin', A. L. .ahaffey
ks Pennedy Bros., Owings & Bobo, Jno
A. Fratnks, Fowler & Owens, Abe Dia
mond, Owings & Owlings, J. 'iH-. Sulli
0s- van, Taylor & 'May, J. -N. Philpot, Lau
F. rens Hdw. 'Co., 0. 1. iSimmons, .i
Terry, J. C. Burns & Co., J. W. Fuller
irt 'Wells Clardy Co., Davis-Roper CO.
S. .l. & 1,. 11. 'Wilkes & Co., Switzel
n- 1''o., -\oseley & Roland, Fleming Bros.
lIencho ff's 5 & 10c Store, W. Solomon
to Wharton Clothing Co., Powe Drug Co.
Li. Jones-Taylor lidw. Co., Laurens Drui
ty (,o., it. W. Davenport, IHarleY l'IccLii
In Co., .1. A. Armstrong, Palmetto Aut(
I& Accessory Co., W. C. Wilson.
aa i. w . \Villis, P). .\ ll ell, Ilymiel
i l . 3, P. Claurokos, P. I'. Pose.
VinC'nt .otor Car Co.. Wilson-Over
an 'Co., ilrby lotor Co., Walrop'
Garage, W. p. Ii ldgens, ('arol ina Aim
'0., Dck O)wings,
Arthur Odell, I. Woody, -1. A. Ilun
te,. m Poole .1.T.Iu b r,. h
to li- 'a P,8 i. 'ariks, F. P'. IPuckett,
I ('iillI'STIAN INDI 'OA1'RI-lIs
I to l,maren s Di1stiit ('oniVention11 to il
Cry I HeldI Ii (re N ext Sitn .it ernonttt'I~'
The Laurtens I striict Chr ist ian lm
dieavor Conive'nItin is to lbe heldI in ii
a-next Sun mdaiy aiftern'Iooni andI evenin:
Two1 '',44s~e.;s;ionst aret to he' he(ld, onle begLit
li'ning at :!p. mi., and the oilher at I,: I
'lp. tu. Thie Ilapt im Young IPeople's l'i
I 'ion and~ lh' l5pwCDrthi I eaI'l , II f 4'ii
AllChodist (1hpreh~l, wVill uite i n 11I
Of particular inter'est in tih' e'.
111 )tn * ill bie thei addlre .s of1 SeCre'1irv
1". l'svan.s in tihe evening, lie cone
heraded as a verny inme speakeri.
wood, Nowherry, Ahheville anid l~a
*.11.\SS MEETIING 01"
To bIule A.iddr'essedi by lDr. P. E. Bau
* rouaghs, ofi Naishville, antd JI. Ii. .A
* A mass nmeetinmg of the BaptIsts
* tihe'Cl conty is to be hld tihis aft ernot
* at twvo o'clock at the First. Tapti
* chturchm in the interest of thc' 75- M
* lion Campi gn. ACIhiresses will be man
l* by Drm. P. 10. lBurr'outght, of Nashvil
ad* antd Mr. J1. ii1. Anderson, of Knoxv'il
.* TPenn. Trhese two men are well knmn
to * thrtoughoutt thte SoutIh, .\t'. Anderso1
ire * siubscitionm of $250,000 to the cam
o* palgn having emreated a great deal
* favorable comment. Trhese men ha
* widle reputations as speaker's andI
* * lareroewr1 io avnIn1e to linnt' thn
Announcement Made ats to Meeting to
be Held Three D)ys Next Week.
Announcement is made of a series of
three day services to be held In every
.Baptist church in the county on Tues
(lay, Wednesday and Thursday In con
nection with $75,000,000 drive. At each
meceting a minister will be present to
delver an address. the program being
so arranegd that a differeit minister
will speak at each meeting. Each
day's program calls for three address
es by I he ministers in different church
es, hours of service being so arrang
ed that all churches will be reached.
Services will be held at. II a. im., at
solie churches, at 2:30 1p. in. at others
and at' 7:30 p. m. at others.
The program aniinced below gives
first the churches where services will
be lie aQ. I 1 a. m11., then those where
services will be lld at 2:30 p. in. and
then 7:30 p. m. The names of the min
isters are arranged consecutively, the
first minister conductiig the service
on Tuesday, the second on Wednesday
and th" third on Thursday.
The following is the list as given
out by lhe committee, of which Rev.
C. E.. Verinllion is chairman:
11 A. 3t.
Ueaverdam-ceo. llopkins, H1. J.
Wood, J. It. Williams.
New Prospect-Il. Haydock, J. P.
Coleman, W. A. 1Valdwin.
Mt. Gallagher-S. H1. Templeman, 11.
laydock, Geo. -lopkins.
Chestnut Ridge-Ed-ward Long, T. G.
Wilson, C. W. Iood.
Beulah-fC. E. Vermillion, Edward
Long, J. P. Coleman.
-Bethany-IH. .J. Wood, C. E. Vermil
lion, II. -laydock.
Union-C. .W. :]ood, .1. It. Williams,
H1. J. Wood.
Durbin-J. 'P. Coleman, W. A. Bald
wiln, Edward Long.
dHighland .Jiome-J. R. Williams, S.
11. Templeman, J. G. Wilson.
Lanford-J. G. "Wilson, Geo. Hop
kins, S. 41. Templeman.
Bellview--W. A. Baldwin, C. W.
Hood, C. E. Vermillion.
2:30 P. 3F.
Bethabara-Geo. Hopkins, 11, J.
Wood, J. I. Williams.
\lt. Pleasant-HI. Hlaydock, .T. r.
Coleman, WV. A. Baldwin.
Mt. Olive-S. II. Templeman, H1. Hay
dock, Geo. Hopkins.
Ilenderson--l'dward Long, J. G. Wil
son, C. W. Hood.
Rahiun--C. *E. Vermillion, Edward
Long, J. P. Coleman.
Iiarmoniy --it. j. wood, C. E. Ver
million, 11. llaydock.
ioplar-f'. W. Hood, T. It. Williams,
II. .1. Wood.
rliendslip -.I. P1. Coleani W. A.
Ita1dwin, E'dward Icong.
warrior Creek -.1. It. Williams, S
I I. Tem npIem11an 1l. (g. W\ilIson.
,anlgstonl --.1.. Wilsonl, Geoo. Ilop.
kinis. S. Ii. ''eimiplemian.
.11olly Groive---\V. A. Baldwin, C. V
lHood. C. 1. V-rimillion.
7 :P0 P. .31.
C (ross 11111 George I lojkinis, hI. .1
SWood, J1. i. Williamis.
- mani. WV. A. Ilaldwin.
e W\aterloo 0S. II. Temp lemian. H1
e I laydoek, Geo, I Iopkins.
.First iauireis- Ildwhardl ILon, .1. C
.. Wilson,. C. WV. Il.
e miillioni, I. Iliaydock.
- liams. II. .1 Woo.).
' St-ool Li nrIL .n1. 1P. ('olemanil, X
-I .\. l:ludwhin, Ildwarvi d 141n'g.
(Clion .1. i. Wil1liamis. S. II. Tem~i
l ltleman. J1. C'. W ilsonu.
i.. (alvary .1. G. WXiison, Geoi. I iopkil
Goldill~he- -W.A. lialdwvin. C. V
l Ilood, ('. I. Verilli ont.
Y i,ydlai-T'o Ibe supieid.
- At Shilohi Sehool.
- A cordi al invitation0is 1e xte(dedl I
every one to attend1 a box party an
ot carnival at the Shiloh 551hool on F'r
ni (lay evening, November 21st.
l- renmehhpi att r-ay ('ourt,
Ii' Rev. C. Tl. q.u ires w ill fill his al
U. cuistomned applointmenti'i at. the D~orrc
". Pr'esbyterlan church at GIray C'ou
'ni Sunday afternoon at, 3 o'clock.
n-At. Lonig Branch School.
of A box supper wvililibe given at Lor
vi Branch school F'rlday evening, Nc
a 28, begInning -at 7 o'clock. The publ
nl. Is invied.
CIVIL CORUT AIJOURN S.
Judge Meninger Orders New Triaul iII
The Court of Common Pleas ad
journed Saturlay afternoon after hav
ing been In session for two weeks. The
larger part of the coturt's ihie was
taken up with equity cases, but. Jury
cases continued the last week through
In the case of John R. .Buzhardt vs.
Mrs. Lena Vaughn, which -was being
tried when The Advertiser went to
press last week, the Jury returned a
verdict for the plaintiff. This was a
stit over a tract of land near Ware
In the case of Kentucky I lorse and
Mule Company vs. T. W. Knight, in
volving live stock, the plaintiff was
awarded a verdict of $330.40, the full
amount asked for.
In the (ase of John I). Clildres .
). P. 'Curry, a vcrdict of $1.01) was
ret urned for the plaintiff. Judge
Memin('1 ger ordered a no.w trial in
this case on the ground that the verdict
was "frivolous" and not in accord with
the testimony in the case.
In the (ase of Sullivan vs. Crisp and
Grant where Mr. vlewlett Sullivan
brought suit in the sum1 of $2,000
against the defendants for an injury to
his foot alleged to have been caused
by the carelessness of, the defndants
in boring a well, the jury returned a
verdict 'for the defendants, but tile
judge over-l'uled the verdict of the
jury and ordered a iow trial in the
In the casd of Overland-liarper
Company vs John C. Abercrombie, a
verdict was rbndered for the defend
ant. The case was for the possession
of an automobile which Mr. Abercron
bie bought from Roy Garrett, who
;epresented himself to be tile agent
of the Overland-Tarper Company and
who actually made the sale to \1r.
Abercrombie and received the money
tlierefor. Overland-Ilarper Company
claimed that the car which Mr. Aber
crombie bought had been sold to :.\lr.
Garrett outright on a chattel mortgage
and that 'Mr. Garrett. had no right to
sell the car until the mortgage had
been .iatisfiled. Soon after the sale to
Mr. Abercrombie was discovered, the
Overland-Ilarper Company entered
siIt to recovet the car as Mr. Garret
made no payment on1 tile mortgage and
left tie vicinity wit hout clearing the
matter up. Roy Garrett testitied for
the defendant, allegiiig that lie was
actingtw as agent for the Overland -1 lar
per Company when the sale was Ilado
and Caiming that ie had not turned
over tihe proceeeds of tie sale becausE
the Ov 'erlad- II arper Compally had
lever' had a settleielt.
1:NTEllAINMENT AT FRIENI)sllP.
Sunienms of Irlendsh l pl 1 ist
Church to Gihe 311usicall Pr14"Oirra
The Slnheallm society of tIe. Friendiil
..hip ilatptist church will give( ;I mId
Cal reltal anid''.I. i "To Th'innh Wed.
ding'' at theu church Thiur'sday niighit
ter's in thie weddolg will ibe as follows:
(rom .. -- - - W\illiami Iot
lHest .\ian - - - Kveet'te 'o
lathi ot Itor - lrgeie Jami
(Uameiio Ilonor - .\athalt bo
Fowiety (lilse Salh 'ok and lud
('ieomid, Ntellla ahndk MAeh Ilid
d.i(e.5 eie ii Ioxll and Fya ii mhie
4lem ro I Suise~ ('onne amll
rea.ch ne -*(' -Uu -e (1,ou i ('o Ii
iia(herI of'a (ride s-l Wli eo bales
Mother ofi p ir otid -i i - oi 111 r
ld-\isite --. weekiezn leil 40( froi
Grandmot Iterl -)1 s.\lalie reeed
S cit e llnes fo'attlie Cx, aideand
1 h-1 k. Tnhes nl 11g.entry, Elbeanch
Cono Isleveral yran .\la ett
Igsers Wteiill(ie l mitin Ktle l'Cidl
n.TerWtrsl thirteen hales othsya' i
las waieek realizpngxneaely 4,00 fro
hofh irt nhae. ~erceve
TO LOCK UP TRETY
Eve of Final Vote Brings
VOTE MAY COME
Demilocratie Leaders are Conlident,
Senator Iliitceoek Ielieving that
31or thn iITirty Senators will .(oin
w1ith Hilm inl Voting Downl Qua11ifill
Washington, Nov. 17.--On the eve of
a fiial vole oi the peace treaty Presi,
dent. Wilson gave the senate to under
stand today that uiless it modified tho
reservations already adopted lie would
take the treaty back to the White
I louse and lock it ut) in his desk.
The first efftect of the warning was
to stiffen the liies on hoth sides of the
senate fight. Then compromise pro
posals of mlianiy kinds were thrown
out by the Democrats In a final effort
to break into th)Ie majority program.
They bound the treaty's Republican
friends, all of ,whom had voted for the
reservations, disposed to listen but to
promise nothing, and tonight tle life
of the treat y seemed to hang u1pon a
A decision one way or the other is
planned for Wednesday, and under
tile cloture rule the leaders say It
cannot be delayed beyond Tuirsday
or Friday. Tomorrow the senate will
remain in session until it has cleared
away all proposed reservations. leav
ing nothing to do but act. upon the
ratification i:esolution itself. For
reservations. two of them proposed
by the foreign relatiolns committee,
were voted down today and none was
rhe Presi(ent's determination was
made known at a White 'Hlouse con
ference with 1)emocratie Leader
IHitcheock, who declared afterward
tlat Wir. Wilson never would have an
opportulity to pocket the treaty -he
cause his supporters in the senate
woli vote down any ratilleation re
soliitioi that. contlained tile uinaccep
table reservations. The senate leader
reiterated his belief that once such a
resolition is defeated thtre 'will be a
com pro1is I.-;iithat will keep the tieaty
Ilope of sucI a ievljlopmelnt had a
setback later ill the day. llowver',
w.henl a, num1ber of the mild reserIvaI
tion liepublicansl agre.(ed to) vote, with
Rlepuiblical Ivader I.-dge against.
considration of any alternate resolT
tion of ratifie tion afttr Ilie firs! one
has b 1i rvicIlted. \ice-Presidenll
.\larshall hask: indientd he w ill rutle an
allernl t proposal inl order and the
Demneorats have counteld onl14,1 helpfrom
the mild re1servat tionists; 1o suistain that
ruIlingp. Hlow man11y of thle liepulblicans.
will bi oIlld ly today's contrary (I
we~ure condctedilt ill a rundaifhihout waY.
Senator * lii lffhiftk decjitllrihe would(
ff1wriefis1f dirc ffert ltlii l a~fter th
mvitl i) 1I f feevt oits ha beeniIf~ rliinu
tt from ther ha ff tel Iio fthemfoity
ra1titi ion. lit nil tit endedftli it
bin ll I h 41 treaty's i frietis onIil' huth
GI of 'he 'hftnhef if nt o ilofert. ncf
today lI iff f und thelii li ui canfs*
unIwi ng I f. i tn uf n o tie til tey hii i
lIt wa fi th e preamble ~' t o th il'1~flf r S
arlt expected to dirceltisi ouf tir
tight for a tompromfliise. Tlie reservai -
uitrats wiouldl hie glad to arept sev~eralI
of the otherl thirteenl reservations
whIiihl thei senaite has adlopted.
One1 of Ithe sujtslft dissse at to
tday's \\ite I loust contflerenen was
th le stet of stublstituite reservaltions11 of
~fered by 8ento l iitehoo(ck and1( it was
ginld iented a ft erwarid that the P'residet
htad (0onsid ered them neceptabl)1e.
\\'ithini a day~ 01 two the Adinfistrta
tion01 1 )emoerats5 will conlfetr on a dlef
- mnite conmpromiise plolicy on thle basik
fi of these reservatIons. atnd also ,will
ri (ant inued on 1age lEight.)