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VOLUMF, XXXVi, LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920. NUMBER 41
FOR SCHOOL CLSING
ON CLASS ROLL
Literary Address i b -l'eiIvered by
Dr. W. S. Currell, of the University
of Soutih Carolina, and Sermon ivill
be jreached by Dr. J, B. Green.
The Commencement program or the
.Laurens graded schools has been an
nounced by Supt. H. W. Gasque. The
,exercises will begin Thursday even
ing, May 13th, with the'ciaks day pro
grain. The following d.Voning the lit
erary address will be delivered by Dr.
W. S. Currell, tpresident of the Uni
versity of South Carolina, and on Sun
day at an hour and place yet to be
announced Dr. J. L. Green, pastor of
the Piiesbyterian C1urch lof Green
swood, will deliver the commencement
The graduating class this year eon
sists of one young man -and twelve
young ladies, as follows:
- Grace Finley
'Annie Laurie Thompson
The 'program. as announced by Supt.
'Gasque, is as follows:
1hursday Evening, May 18.
W'clcome Address Monteith Caine
'Class History - - Rosa Gray
Critic - - '' - - Bai Dunlap
Statistics o- - Lis Thylor
Class Poem - 'Harriette Hughes
Class Will - - Auni' fWade
Class Phophecy - Mary Gasque
Friday Evening, May 14.
Salutation - -- . dna Riddle
Valedictory - Elizabeth Sepan
Address - - Dr. -W. S. Currell
Diplomas delivered to class,
Supt. 1-. W. Gasque
Sunday, May 10.
.Iaccalaureate Sermon, Dr. J. B. Green
CLINTON PLANS 11 JUBILEE.
Preparations Go Forward for Annual
Celebration on May 8th. Aeroplane
to be on Hand.
Clinton, April 26.-Plans are rapid
ly going forward for Clinton's Jubi
lee-Anniversary celebration on Satur
day, May 8th, and present indications
point to a day full of interest with one
of the largest crowds In the city's his
tory in attendance. The committees in
charge of the various details will pu~t
the undertaking over in big style and
Iwill present a program that will prove
as interesting and as strong a draw
ing card as that presented the past two
Onte of tihe big features this year
will be the Aeroplane. which will ar
rive here from Columbia on Friday
for Saturday's celebration. Flights
over the city will be made throughout
the day and those who may be long
ing for this adventure will be0 given
the opportunity. Another big feature
will be the free barbecue 'provided for
the city's guests and served under the
supervision of expert cooks. The ad
dress of the day will be delivered by
the lHon. George Warren of Hampvton,
candidate for United PAatos .Senate. 'He
is a forcible and entertaining speaker
and will be heard by a large crdwdl.
There will also be a brass band, bak
ball, etc., in short, a big red-letter day
filled swith features to suit all tastes
'Clinton extends a cordial welcome
to tile people1 of the county to be pres
ent. -The gates of the city will be
thrown open and all who come will,
enjoy tile day. Something doing all
day and you and the family are invited.
Bound Over to f'ederal Court.
Craig G)aryr, colored, wis bound ov
or to the district federal coutt yester
day~by Collimissiaoner Ekbb on the
'charge of stealinfg about $a6O worth of
et~mps froit the. oflice of Jaco'bs &'
Cotnaay af, Clintoik
CLIFFORD L. BABB.
Passed Away at His Home on South
larphr Street Friday Morning.
Clifford L. -Babb, son of the late Mar
tinl Babb and his.% widow, Mrs. Martha
-1. Babb, died at his home on South
Ilarper street Friday morning after a
lingering illness. The funeral services
were conducted from the home of his
motlhe %turday morning, the services
being conducted by Rev. A. I-. Iloller,
of the First Methodist church, and in
terment took 'place immediately after
wards in the Laurens cemetery. A
large number of friends and relatives
followed the body to its last resting
iplace and many beautiful floral tri
'butes were placed upon the grave. The
following acted as pall bearers:
Active-C. K. Ray, Phil D. Huff,
Erskine Todd, Frank Caine, Gus Babb,
E. O. -Anderson. Honorary-Jirskine
'Babb, E. W. Copeland, Dr. -R. E.
'Hughes, Dr. W. D. Ferguson, Dr. C.
M. Miller, R. P. 01raynham, H1. Terry,
M.L.Roper, D, A. Sullivan, Sr., .J. G.
Sullivan, R. E. ,Babb, W. G. Lancas
ter, W. i. Richey, Jr., Ralph Terry.
Mr. Babb waf forty years of age.
Ie' was a pharmacist -by profession,
first vorking here and later at Tryon,
N. 'C., where he was In business for
himself, and then -at Greenville where
he lived for about twelve years. Upon
the failure of his health, he moved
with his family to Laurens about a
year ago and lAs lived here since
that 'times Ile was a veteran of the
Spanish-American war, having enlist
ed at its outbreak, and had many
friends who regretted his passing.
The deceased is survived by his
rwidow, who was a daughter of Mr. and
'Mrs. Jack Brown, of Cross -Hill, and
three young sons, ;Prior, Oscar and
Jack Babb, besides bis mother and the
following brothers and sister: Col.
Oscar W. Babb, S. Prior Babb, Ex
Mayor C. M. Labb, Claude 11. Babb and
Miss 'Minnie Babb.
W. FRANK MEDLOCK DEAD.
Passed Away Friday Night and Laid to
Rest Sunday Afternoon.
Mr. '. Frank Medlock, a life-long
resident of the county and for the past
year a resident of Laurenss passed
away at the Julia Irb3 sanitarium .Frl
day night after an illness of about two
months. An operation several weeks
ago brought hope of his recovery, but
his strength steadily waned in spite
of all efforts to revive him. Interment
took place in the Laurens cemetery
Sunday afternoon, the services being
conductd by Rev. A. E.:Holler and Rev.
Sk 1. Ttempleman, a large concourse
of friends and relatives from the city
and county being present. The fol
lowing acted as pall bearers:
Active-J. F. McKelvy, Fountain
Inn i W. C. Dick, 'Belton; L. 1. M cares,
Fountain Inn; Brooks 'Nash, Fountain
Inn; Claude Nash, Clinton; Jeff Jones,
Waterloo. Ionoraiy--JC. 1. Gasque,
R. F. Jones, 'R. D. Easterby, Dr. -H1. K.
Aiken, R. B. Terry.
'Mr. Medlock was 71 years of age and
a native of the Mt. Bethel section of
Sullivan towinship. After his marriage
to. Miss Lou Nash, of .Dials township,
he -located in 'that section and re
mained there until last year ,when he
moved to this city. Biesides his widow
and one brothei', Mr. J. S. Medlock, of
this city, he is survived by the follow
ing sons and daughters: W. R., of
Laurel, Miss.; J. 'E., of Atlanta: L. E.,
of Dials township; 1B. .WV., of No'rfolk,
Va.; M. F. and F. JD., of Laurens; Mirs.
J. Arthur Taylor, of Laurens; Mrs. E.
'M. Nesbitt, of Memphis, Mo., and Mrs.
E~. W. Pinson, of Belton.
Mr. Medlock was a member 9f the
Miethodist church and an upright and
honorable citizen. Very quiet of do
meanoi', lie possessed many fi'iends
who deepily i'egretted his death.
Laurens High Wins.
'Phe base ball team of the 'Laurens
High School defeated the 'Clinton High
School team on the local grounds on
Monday afternoon 'by the score of f6
to 4. Clinton failed to i'each first base
until the eighth inning, wvhen 'Wood
side, pitcher for' the Io~eal team, weak
ened and allowed two hits which, cou..
pled with some sieepy work on the
part of the infieldI, al1 edl Clinton to
tally four runis, 'Woodside's pitching
was the feature of the game, The
Clinton team, while putting n'p a game
fight, was unlable to solve his delivery
andn his control was well-nigh perfect.
Trho local team will meet Greenwood
on the local grounds ol Friday after
noon at ithree oclock.
Officers Elected and Dele
vention 'Which M<
1rEcinct clubs of the county met at
their reslective polling places Satur
day afternoon and organized for the
suimmer primary. Mecetings are re
l)orted to have been held without in
dident, gatherings being small and
very little interest being shown. With
the exception of the Laurens a3Mll club,
no resolutions have been reported so
far, this club going on record as en
dorsing the Wilson administration and
calling for the ratifica(ion of the -peace
treaty without reservations.
Teh following clubs have reported
officers elected and delegates to the
county convention, iwhich meets Mon
day morning, May 3, at 11 o'clock:
Laurens City Club.
R. E. Babb, President.
1W. R. 'Richey, Firts Vice President.
W. L. Gray, Second Vice President.
W. S. Power, 2ecretary and Treas
A. C. Todd, 10xecutive Committee
!Delegates-N. 13. Dial, R. A. Cooper,
H. S. Blackwell, 0. G. Thompson, C. A.
Power, H. K. Alken, Z. It. Traynham,
A. H. Moore, C. W. MeCravy, .1. It. Fin
ley, J. H1. Power, 13. 13. Blakely, T. 13.
I3rown, J. T. Crews, 11. Y. Culbertson,
J. W. Thompson, A. C. Todd, W. I.
'Richey, Sr., Alison lee.
Laurens Cotton Mills.
R. S. Templeton, President.
F. P. McGowan, Vice President.
J. W. lellams, Secretary.
Registration Committee: S. R. Sloan,
J. K. Poole, John P. "Montgomery.
F. P. McGowan, Executive Commit
Delegates: T. R. Blakely, R. S. Tem
pleton, R. J. Fmnks, C. P. Snoddy and
C. B. Adams.
The following 'resolutions were of
fered and adopted:
"Resolved, That this club endorses
the Iiemocratie administration in na
tional affairs and is in favor of the
ratification of the treaty of peace with
Germany and Austria iwithout reserva
H1. P. Burdette, President.
G. F. Pulley, SecretAry.
Delegates: T. W. 'Canady and F. M.
Enrolling Committee: E. 1. Garrett,
J. G. R. Martin, C. E. Burdette J. Ben
Hunter. -. '
C. '. Burdette, E4xecutive Commit
.W. 0. Sutton, President.
J. G. 'Harris, Secretary and Treas
10nrolling Committee: W. B. Comp
MORE LIQUOR SEIZED.
Peace Officers Bring in the Booze from
Ruiiral Policemen Claude Owings
and Sam Thompson mado a raid on
the house of John H. Johnson above
Gray Court one day slast week and
came away with a gallon of liquor af
ter destroying a small still andi about
45 gallons of mash. They also ar
rested JohL~son and brought him to
the county jail.
fRural 'Policemen Kbrams and Coni
stable Spoon, of Clinton, also brought
in a "'shi'pment" which they had col
lected in Clinton last week. In this
catch were a three gallon and a ono
gallon jug, both full of corn liquor,
and several other utensils with a din
tincet 0(10r around them. This liquor
was seized after' an all-night watch to
catch the owners, who tailed to show
Tlryoclean Yo)ddlers Coming.
The Tryolean Yoddlers, composed of
six Swiss musicians, is to be at the
graded school auditorium next Wed
nesday evening, May 5, as one of tihe
lyceum numbers.~ This attraction has
been highly commended by several
ipeople in other cities known locally,
whQ have seen it. They have written
letters here stating that the Yoddlers
far surlpass any other musical number
on the progr'am.
SIce Cream Supper,
Trhere 'will be an ice cream supper
at the. ITingon 'school house Friday
night, April 30th. Tihe public' is cor
dially invited to attend.
3S MET SATURDAY
Dates Sent to County Con.
,ets Next Monday
ton, W. I. Hendfderson, H. H. Aber
J. i. Aelcrombie, xecutive Con
Delegates-W. 0. Sutton, E. ). Lo
mas, T1. (I. Ilfarris.
R. E. Sorgee, President.
W. W. Griflln, Vice 'resident.
C. A. Brown, Secretary.
L. MI. Kenendy, Executive Commit
Delegates: B. E. Sorgee, W. W. G;rif
fln, C. A. Brown, L. M. Kennedy, J. H1.
IDarnell, Jno. F. Stroud, C. W. Barnett,
W. C. Kennedy, Jesse Bobo.
'Enm'rollmen t Committee: Dave Bar
nett, D. R. Pearson, C. A. Brown.
G. M. Hanna, President.
L. C. Elledge, Secretary.
S. It. Goggans, Executive Commit
Delegates: J. H1. lusti, S. IH. Cog
gans, LT. C. Elledge. F. M. Pinson, 1.
1-. Iasor, 11. B. Goodman, J. 11. Was
C. 'M. Fuller, President.
JT. C. Nelson, Vice President.
M. L. Crisp, Secretary tind Treas
M. :1. Crisp, Executive Committee
Enrollmnent Committee: W. C. Hlipp,
W. J. Cluck, B. R. Fuller.
Delegates: J. C. Nelson, B. R. Ful
ler, J. M. Simmons, M. L. Crisp.
J. W. Wells, President.
Arch C. Owings, Vice President.
D. D. 'Peden, Secretary.
A. C. Owings, Executive Committee-,
Enrollment Committee: L. Z. Wilson,
G. Y. Hellams and Arch C. Owings.
Delegates: J. W. Wells, J. T. Peden,
R. L. Gray, G. Y. Iellams, L. Z. Wilson,
T. A. Willis, G. F. Dorroh, B. R. Todd,
W. W. Yeargin.
A. B. Stewart, President.
L. S. Cook, Vice President.
G. T. Cook, Secretary and Treasurer.
11. R. Prior, Exceutive Committee
'Enrollment. Committee: J. D. Stew
art, E. J. Sloan, L. G. Lanford.
Delegates: A. J. Hughes and L. R.
Henderson, Alternates: G. T. Cook
and L. W. Hughes.
'H. J. G. Curry, President.
W. R. Owings, Secretary.
R. 0. Hunt, Treasurer.
R. M. Bryson, Executive Committee
Delegates: C. B. Owings, Zeb Vance,
'H. J. G. Curry.
MRS. MASSEY WINS TERDICT.
Widlow of C'ol. .Johnm M. Cannonm Who
Later Married in Rock 1H1ll, Winis
Suilt for Death of Second Husband.
Mrs. Blurton H. Massey, of Rock Hil11,
widow of the late John M. Cannon, of
this city, was awarded a verdict of
$20,000 against the Seabdard Air Line
Railiway In Rock H1ill last week on ac
count of injuries which she suffered
when her husband and one child were
killed and she and another son injured
by a collIsion with the defendant com
pany's freight train in May, 1919. Mrs.
Massey suied for $75,000 and the v'er
diet was rendered after the jury had
deliberated for seven hours.
Laurenms Mkll Defeats Lydia.
In a 'Prettily contested game on the
Lydia M"l grounds Saturday after,
noon, the Laurens Mill team defeated
tihe Lydia . tgregationi by a score of'
7 to 3. The LydIa team wIll come up
to Laurens next Saturday afternoon
when the two teams will fight it out
again, the game beginning at 41 o'clock.
There Is considerabel talk of a Satur
dlay league with Laurens, Watts, Clin
ton and Lydia mill teams rep~resented.
The Watts and Clinton Mill teams have
not been fully organized yet, but they
will probably get into shape very soon.
Play at (reent Pond School.
Tb9 play, "Rebecca's Triumph", will
be given at Green Pond school house
on Friday evening, April 30th, begin
ning at 8:30 o'clock. The public is cor
dially Invitecl to attend, Thle admis.
sion swill bo 15 and 25 c'ents, the pro..
ceeds to be used for the improvement
of the building,.
Mary Watts Copeland, Daughter of M1r.
and Mrs. M. L. Copelnul, Died After
Short Illness Monday Morning.
lary Watts Copeland, the younger
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Cope
land, (ed at the Julia Irby sanitarium
Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock after
an illness of several days duration.
First indications of sickness appear'd
Thursday afternoon when she return
ed from school compvlaining of a se
vere headache. From this she steadily
grew worse until Saturday she was
carried to the hospital for an opera
tion for alppendIcitis. Hter case 1was
later diagnosed as peritonitis an( an
operation was made for this, but the
case was so far advanced that efforts
were without avail. She never revived
and on Monday morning passed away.
The funeral services were held -at
the TF.plscopal church yesterday after
noon and interment took place Imme
diately afterwards in the Laurens
cemetery. fit addition to the large
number of elder friends of the family,
the services were largely attended by
members of her class at school and
other school children. A mass of
flowers laid upon the grave attested
the love and esteem in which the
young girl was held not only by her
former friends and playmates, but by
her elders as well. Among the flowers
were a beautif-ul wreath from the
members of her class and another
from the other grades of the high
school, besides numerous Individual
wreathes. The following acted as pall
Dr. Rt. 1'. Hlughes, Dr. W. D). Fergu-,
son, 'Dr. Hf. K. Aiken, Dr. G. C. Al
bright, E. W. Copeland, Chas. Cope
land, Vance Irby, Fowler Childress,
Albert Todd, L. B. Blackwell, J. T.
Crews, Carl Barksdale.
The deceased was 14 years of age
and in the eighth grade at school. She
was an unusually bright and studious
child, standing high up in her class
In all of her studies. With a lovable
disposition she had endeared herself
to all 'with whom she camte in contact.
COURT IN SESSION.
Few Cases of Importimee Being Tried.
Judge Sense Presiding.
The Court of Common 1Pleas con
vened Monday morning with Judge
Sease presiding. The time of the
court so far has been taken up with
rather small cases, as follows:
Oswald Acetyline Light Co., vs S.
J. Davis. This case involved a light
ing system alleged to have been
bought by Mr. Davis and allowed to
be sold by the transportation company
for demurrage. Verdict for the full
amoutn-asked, $260.81, was directed by
In the case of Ht. 1. Sullivan vs John
C. Grant and W. E. Crisp, a suit for
personal injury alleged to have been
sustained through carelessness of the
defendants while the plaintiff was bor
ing a well under their direction, a
verdict 'vas rendered for' the defend
ants. This was the second trial of this
case, a mistrial being order'ed at the
last term of clvii court.
A verdict for the full amount asked
wIth interest was retum'nedl by tihe
jury in the ease of 'W. S. Tunmblin vs
C. W. Klllingsworth in whIch the
plaIntIff suied for the return of $200
alleged to have been overpalid by. him
to the defendant in a real estate deal.
J. W. Hill, of Cross 111ll, recover'ed
$100 as thme cost of a (log and $50 as a
penalty against the Southei'n INxipress
Company for the loss of a (log shipped
ia care oft the defendant.
Votes Tax Unanimously.
TrInity Ridge school distr'ict No. I,
ecre heavily for' educatIon last B'at
ur~Ity at tihe sp~eclal tax election, when
the election to raise an extra four
mill levy for school pur'poses was vet
ed iunanihnousaly. 'rhe Trinity-Ridge
'slbool is a four-teacher school wilth
Miss fluth Lear gston as5 princip~al andl
has always (lone slplendlid work wvith
the cooperatIon of trustees and pa
trons. The total (extra levy nowv is
A ttendin1g Orand1 i Opera.
QuIte a large number of music lov'
era left the city Monday nmrning for
Atlanta to attend the Gr'and Opera
season. 'Among those In the iparty
wero Mi's. John A. licks, Mrs. C. 11.
Hicks, Mrs. L~. G. Bialle, Mrs. WV. Hi.
Dial, Mrs. Albert Dial, Mrs. J, H1.
Teague, Mrs. H. K. Aikon, Mr's. RI. C.
Gray and Miss Hattie Gray. They ox
peCt to remain throughout theo week.4
Spring Ceremonial of He.
dirge Chiss of ".'Fresh elnt" to (o
Froim laur11 nc1i1s ad1111 Will Tread the
Hot Sands. Over 'housanl Siiiiers
-'xpected to be in A It endanci'.
Upwvards of 1,000 Shriners are ex
pected. to visit. Greenville Thursday
when 300 ambitious candidates tread
the hot sands of the deseit, according
to The Greenville Piednont of a few
Elays ago. Tihe occasion is the spring
Ci'lmonial of Hejaz Temple of the
Mystic Shrine, which 'will be attended
by a large number from this city and
The preSenL membership of the lie
laz Temple, which embraces the ip
per part of the Palmetto State, is SI1.
While the number of candidates is not
omplete, Recorder Holmes announces
that in all probability 200 will be add
Ad, blringing the ieibershil) to 1,141.
The program for the spring cere
nonial has been completed and copies
tie being mailed 'to the Shriners who
.vill attend. The various committees
,vio will have charge of the dinner,
'eception, automobiles, information,
lecorations and other features have
>een announced also.
Visiting S'hriners are urged to coi
nuniente with David Kohn, chairman
>f the hotel committee, if they desire
iotel accomodations. Dinner will be
urnished the Shriners and their lady
riends at the Textile Hall at 1. o'clock.
The business session of .Heiaz Tem
Ile will be held from 11 to 1 o'clock in
he Masonic Temple. The Recorder
vill be in the Textile Hall from 9 to
1 o'clock to receive and check the ljst
>f candidates who will tread the hot
ands of the desert.
The grand parade, the banner event
if the cer emonial, will take place at
:30. The line of march will be from
he Textile Hall to the American Bank,
inck up Main street and returning to
he Textile I lall. All Shriners are
irged to take part in the parade and
o keep ipl the spirits of the 300 can
lidates known as "fresh meat."
The ceremonial session will com
nience immediately after the parade.
he concluding event will be the (lance
n the Textile Ilall beginning at 9
'clock. Admittance will be by car(i
The oflicers of the ilejaz Temiple
Potentate, Geo. T. Bryan; Chief Rab
Pan, Z. Vance Davidson; High Priest
ud Prophet, E. M. Dupre; Oriental
huide, W. Laurens Walker; Troasurer,
V. C. 'Cleveland; Recorder, J. M.
lolmes; First Ceremonial Master, H-.
3. WIlson; Second Ceremonial Master,
7. P. Johnson; Marshall, W. R., Black,
nan; Captain of the Guard, M4. L.
mlth; Outer Guard, T. A. Garrett;
iirec tor, .,,V. L. Smith.
1IED (CRO(SS NilltSE A liIIVES.
L'0 Do C'ommiiuity Nursing ini Lau
rens Counity Under Auspices of the
Local lced Cross 'hiapter.
Miss Minnie Rogers, secured sonie
ime ago by the local Red Cross C'hap
er, toi act as community nurse in thIs
ounty, arrivedl In the cit'y yesterday
nid will begin her duties immediately.
liss Rogers Is a native of MarIon, is
graduate nurse and has had specIal
raining at the Redl Cr'oss training
chiool pr'epar'ator'y to this 'work. H1er
illcc will be located in the ladies r'est.
00om in the cour it house.
MIll Biad Makes It~s Bow.
The Watts Mills hand, iwhich was or
anized sonmc time ago and has held
veekly ipractIces since for the piast
ever'al months, Is to mtake its bow to
le public on the Watts M\ills lawn
saurday evening about seven o'clock.
after the band concert a box supper
viii be held(. The publ)1Ic is inv~ited to
ome out and hear the music.
Phlay at Shiloh.
The Mer'na school will give a play at
Thilohi school buildIng, Fridlay flight,
0th Inst. The public is invited. A
mlall admission fee wvill he charged.
rile title of thle play is "The Old Maid's