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OLUME XXXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1920. B
uch Damage to Property
d and Itan Storm which Hit the
ty Wednesday AMternoon Shortly
fter Thre O'Clock Left Much Dam.
In Its Wake. Damage Being Ile
ming stiddenly in the midst of a
zltng' rain Wednesday afternoon
tly after' three o'clock, a terrific
d storm acoinmpanied by a down
r of rain broke over the city caus
considerable dannge '. property
putting electric wires of all de
tion out of commission. The
lasted hut a few minutes, but
re it had ipassed over thousands of
ra in damage had been done. The
evidently reached its greateit
ortions in and around this city,
o considreable damnge has been
ted from nearby places. The town
arnwell, several hundred miles
y, suffered from a storm about the
e hour of the day but the i'rea -be
n the two places seemls to have
e most costly damage was done
e laurens Glass Works and the
rens Cotton Mills. The upper por
of the 'Laurens Glass Works,
ch is built of timber and corru
ed iron, was blown bent and twist
several feet off of the brick founda
1which extends upwards about
nty feet. The plant was In opera
at the thne and had to be hastily
ndoned for fear- of its collapse. It.
ained standing, however, but work
to be indieflltely aband(tone td almi
not be resumed for several mtionths
until the building can be repaired
At the Lat reun Cotton ills the roof
one of the towers was blown over
the main building and crashed
rough the skylight into tile yinnin
In below. The mill was to a;ilmt
wa for the holidays the following
rning, but had to shit downa fter
storm on account of the water
Ing through the roof. At tin- Watts
Is dallage estim'ated to he a'proxl
tely $1,000 was donti to houses an-id
tric light wires.
n the pulblic square the only con
rable lamage was done to the
re building on the (:Ist side of the
are occu(pied by Albo O'Ihollamond 11nd
Central Cafe. Tlis buiilding, whieh
nged to E. 1). 'Kasterby, an oflicer
large stockholder in the La11reis
8s Works, ,was unroofed and mnluch
Cr daallige done to contents.
he Steeple of the Todd Meioria!
sbyterian church at the Laurens
I was blown~ do0wn, a coloredl chuirch
te .Jer::ey setti IWas wreck~ed, a1
t of the roof of Mr. ii. C. Ph~iulng's
e was torn off and many chimneys
n dowvn. Among those whose
eS sufferedl minor damages were
A. ill. Sandlers, Dr. A. R. Walker
-Mrs. J. T. Alexander who (occu-.
the old McCoy house in the roar
he post of110o. The wilnd playr-d
c with evergreen trees, nearly all
(e (cedar1 tr/es on the school house
nds !being either blown dIown or
e appiroach of the storin .was her
d1 by the failure of the electric
nat, the main feed line from Bloyd's
,from which dilrection the rstorm
e, being put out of commissionu as
istorm tiWept along Its course. In
ow mimutes the storm broke over
city in its greatest fury nd~ put
local power system out of comits
~n besides cripling the telepihone
tem. Forces were put to work on
electric lines inmmlately after the
mn andl by strenuous effort the cur
t was restoredi the following even
lg about flye o'clock much t'o the sat
faction of merchants and Christmas
Older citizens ~say that this was the
tronges~t wind in theIr recollection
nd had It ocecurred In the spring or
autimmer seasqon5, when the trees 'were
full of foliage, much miore damage
would have been done. As moat treca
wore bare of leaves, only the evergreeni
variotle safered mnuch damage..
OFFICElLS 00 IN
AT GRAY COURT
Installation of Officers of Wallace
Lodge Largely Attended.
Gray Court, .Dec. 27.-One of the
most largely attended events in fra
ternal circles held in this section was
the public installation of officers of
Wallace TLodge No. 49, A. 141. M., this
afternoon. Although situated several
miles .from town, several hundred
Masops from Laurens, Fountain Inn,
Woodruff, Gray Court and other places
attended the Installation, whic'rwas
followed by a most sumptuous repast.
Officers installed were: A. 11. 'Mar
tin, W. M.; CW. G. Henderson, S. W.;
L. W. Dobo, Jr. W.; Y. C. Lee, secro
tary; C. C. Burdett, treasurer; H. Z.
Wallace Lodge is one of the oldest
Masonic meeting rplaces in this county
and occasions of the kind hold todaV,
are alvays largely attended.
Sohroder Installs Ofticers.
Schroder Lodge No. 144, A. F. M.,
of this town, recently installed the tol-.
lowing ollicers to serve for the com
ing year: J. W. Wells, W. M.; J. C.
Walton, S. 1W.; L. T. Yeargin, Jr. W.;
J. D. Rhodes, secretary; W. T. Ice,
treasurer; Shell, S. D.; W. S. Meeks,
.Jr. D.; R N. Jackson, 4ylor; W. W.
Yea.rgin and 1. B. Owings, stewards.
Pecan Camp No. 237, Woodmen of
the 'World, rrhich is said to be the
largest camp in 1Laurens county, re
cently installed the following officers
for the coming year: J. W. Wells, C.
C.; E. C. Connor, Ad. IA.; W. L. Arm
strong, banker; J. -B.*Johnson, clerk,
and iL. Z.. Wilson. escort.
ARRESTED FOIC DISTILLING
Two Wh1Ite Men of Hickory Tavern
Section Arrested and Outilt Seized.
J. D. Pitts and Win. 'If. Grant, two
young white men, were arrested and
a still with 600 gallons of mash seized
last Tuesday night when U. S. Rove
nue Officer JT. 'W. Kellett with Rural
Policemnen Owens and lloyd made a
raid along Rathun Creek in the .hlickory
T'r ~pp~nectionl cf the cou nty. The two
alta were brough t -to LTaturens and on
the following day iwere released on
Vcording to stateiments inade by
the ol(icers,. the still was loated Pov
oral days before and a policy of
''w.chful waiting" adopted to captur 1
the operators. 'Expecting that a run
would he made Tuesday night in pre
wlrath! for the holiday tIrade, I!e
three oileer:; camped on the scene un
Il (h: two mn11 ai:peared and began
mlak ilug preparatlons for the ciflurtioll
of the Viery fluid froi the corn mash.
. it as the prelinilnary proe.rations
vr:e. hi'; ti .,li cers eanli c out from
flhcir hi(ing antd callod for a show
down. Pitt:; was taken swithout dilli
e(Mty, but GArant. made a quoick btt
futile dash for liberty. In the test of
endurance tho oficers were the victors.
The offleers believe that they have at
least made a partIal stop to exteniivo
distilling operatlins which have bleen
lin f on ill that sectIon for some t ine.
The census bureau reports 56,777
bales of cotton g!nned in tis county
to December 13, compared with -10,730
halos g~nned to thle same perIod last
year. The ginnings for thIs year al
ready e'xceed~ the total ginningst last
year~ by abotit thlree thousand baies,
butt mumch cotton still remains in tihe
field1 and on account of the low p~rices
for~ off graude.4 may not be gathered at
Chiristms Tree at Hickory Travern.
There was an unusually Interest
ing Christmas entertainment at Ihick
cry school Thursday evening, D~ec.
23. Inachi child took his part quite
well an i, we believe every one present
caught tihe tr-e spirit of Christmas.
Thie school Christmas tree 'was quite
a success. iflch child's face wvas full
of sileis as they told ti ir teachers
and~ boo0ks goodl-bye tIll .Jauary 3rd.
Caruso Is Sufferinig from leurisy.
New York, 'Dec. 20.-INnrico Ca
ruso, tenor, Insimtifeuing from an at
tack of i;peurisy, tile metrop)olian
opera house management announced
tonight. .lIe Is under tile care of fIve
pl)lansll5 who issueod a statement
that the attack "la of at painful, .thlough
not serlous ch~ar.xteer and will necessi
tate his being cen.finedi to his room for
Mayor to be Selected to Sacceed Capi
W. Richey, Jr. Five Canildates i
iLesq than a week remains before th
primary election is held to select
mayor to succeed Capt. W. R. Riche)
Jr., resigned. The election is to l
held mroxt Tuesday, the polls opening qi
8 a. in. and closing at 4 p. Im.
Very little interest Has been dir
played in the election so faO, thoug
interest is expected to increase thi
Aveek. Although the womoti have bee
made eligible for participation in th
primary, they have shown little di
position to enter into the pre-electio
According to the rules of the clul
the enrolling committee is require
to enroll every eligiblo voter in th
city, a coimnittewnan from each war
having been appointed for this dut3
Up until yesterday the members c
thq committee had not completed thel
wol'k. In order that the voters in eac
ward may know to whom they may g
for enrolling, the committeemen fe
each ward are given as follows: War
1, Robert 1H. Roper; Ward 2, J. I
Hills; 'Ward 3, Jim Orr; Ward 4, J. i
Taylor; Ward 5, John Switzer; War
6, L. 13. Blackwell.
Delightful Christmas Gathering
Mrs.. Allic Templeton, proprietor c
the Glikerson boarding house, ento
talined her boarders and a large nunr
bor of friends and relatives at a bour
tiful Christmas dinner yesterday, neai
ly fifty people enjoying the temptin
meal Which 'had been prepared. Uc
sides the more substantial things, th
table was made attractive with larg
baskets of fruits while the room i'
was decorated with holly and Chrisi
mas bells. Among those enjoying th
day were .lr. Jas. W. Hloyd, .1. W.
ner. J. .. T mpir letcn , .\i:; L on
toin, Miss Franc. e n Tompleton. Ch
R1. IICKenie, Jamn A. I)avi. .r. :n
Mrs. N. J. Anderson, -Mr. and Mr
i. Vortkiman. .\lis aargai Da'
M1i.j Maggie Workmuxan, 1:.:. .\t Bo:
\ll.,;, Jaie Na ,,_n;, W. !H. ke.:
William11 bewiHary \\Vnyr. W
I Zo -s. \ Ir-.. 1: ni .! hII i " ! ) y, M i.. botL
Sui11van1, P. 11. 11 o itzecl: - . .\ I ab -lI
C'1)ompto , C. S. bnk, Jr1.. Geo.
lilak.ely .1. A. ILdo, b 11. NV !ssiger,
\lllb; Hu1nter, Ja-R(& . 1.Film
N. iei(nntdy, ('. 1-:. Kexinn ily, T ;:
Martin al Oscar Henderson
Gatye Chirisumas (once*ri
The Watts .l ills concert band mad
its bow to the 1public Friday afto
noon, giving a well-reidered concet
on the 'court house steps to a larg
crowd of listeners. Although In it
Infancy. the band has mnade splendi
progross and gave a' pleasing entei
tainmient, adding a great deal1 to th
Christmas atmosphere. The band i
to be' congratulated on the excel lex'
work it has accomplished so far.
Cotton Market Still Weak.
The cotton market has; shlowni con
tinued weakness (luring the past woel
Now York and New Orleans quotation
being about rhidty points otf agai
yesterday. V hui~e lillie cotton wvas bt
itug sold, the lomi mdrafkcet range'
aroundi li 1 -4 cents yesterday for goo
*NEAlt EAST RLELIEF.
*'The Advertiser umiled $i25~ Fri
*daiy to Mr. E. 0. Black, siate
* chairman of the Near East fund
* being collected in this staite, in
* a telegram to TIhxe Advertijser, Mr.
* 'Black thanked the people)1 for theIr
* contr'Ibutionls and urged others to)
* co)ntribute to thle campaign ais
* thousanmb,.of children are literally
*starvinig for thme wvant of help.
* lThe folloing ionltributions arc
* Ig4e Advertiser .. .... .. ..$.0
* IBroo0k Swvygert . . ... . .. 1.0
* P. A. Simupsmn. .. .. .. .. . .0
* Dixle Flour & Urain Co. . .2.0
*' Waterloo Bhapist Chinrch,
* by7 W. O. Wharton . . . .. . .
* on .......459
ON BOLL WEEVIL
County Agent has Called a Meeting of
Farmers and Business Men to Dis.
cuss Cotton Pest.
D County Agent J. E. Trevathan liar
t called a meeting of farmers and bus!
ness men to be held in the court house
D Monday afternoon at 3 P. M., for the
purpose of discussing plans to coli,
with the boll weevil next year. As a
meeting of tax payers has already been
called by the chamber of commerce for
s the same day at an earlier hour, II A
:u M., it is thought that a large number
e of farmers twill take advantage of the
- opportunity to attend both meetings.
1 The call issued by Mr. Trevathan
reads as follows:
1, There will be a meeting of farners
:1 and business men at the court house
e in Laurens Monday afternoon at 3
l o'clock, January 3rd, 1921, to make
plans for a campaign against the Boll
f Weevil during tho year 1921. Unless
r strenuous action is taken against the
S 1Boll Weevil, It is likely to prove to be
a serious menace to cotton production
r during the next year. This Is -the first
[I of a series of educational noetings to
be held by the County Agent during
the year 1921. All 'who wish to learn
j more of the habits of the boll weevil
and methods of combating him, are in
vited to attend this meeting. Questions
ertaining to the boll weevil will be
gladly answered. Specialists from
,f Clemson College are expected to ai
in the meeting.
J. ;NC. T-R1xAT IAN,
- Laurens, S. C., County Agent.
Dec. 217, ,1920.
PAREINTS OF OIRL
lExclud (e fomi n hurch Iecause of
Daughter's Elopenent with Pastor.
New York, Dec. 2.-The iparents of
. 3iss Trin-1 llannenberg, of Passaic.
A who left hIc h me on November 1-1, at
. abou)t the ti1 me that. the Rev. Cor
nicliuis Diens. then pastor of the First
Netherilnds R~efornmid (11Ichrc, disapj-1
'ai d, (P' ex pellvd 1f1rom the chu rch
nd teirnams srickenl froml ':w
!.ooks- at 1.hec en1d or dte nmning, ser,
." yv tedy. N ) action of any sort
A1 a:.i the Rev. Mr. Di-.
1who re turm( (I with Mboe; Uann1111..
Ieri% in at taxicabo fromn Now Y'ork last;
v.eec, and lIter went before (te (oit
i t of the (1111rh and( wept as Ie
I;:eg gE'd the memnber.i to forgive him.
TL iii l'eleved in Passaic that the
r . -.1avch r v- I i for'given :n a Ia ' iw
v;il Ibe reiin.;tated as pastor 'f thI
ThW' C'rc wa' s CVOW!edi Aleni tIe
iinnenberg wevre exeid led. The co)
grogation had just finished singint: de
.)oxology." and was leaving thi.,
churh when tihe pres iding eld".r, JohIln
"I have an anniloulncemient to mkthe."
I The ileibeirs went back to their
seats and Mr. Rose annouinced:
'."At a recent meeting of the~ ('on
s ritory of yourI clhuirch it was una:ini -
t mnously decided to remove the usames
of Mr'. and Mr's. I lanne(nberg from t he
books of the clhuirch. *You all know
the reason for this actioni. I nleed not
- T'he piresiing elderc sat down, liut
.rose almost immediately and said that
a Lhe conisistory had also coriI.idetred
i M rs,.IJacob Cooiper f Patterson, sister
- Mrs. .Jacob Cooper of Patterson, sister
I hiad been deciided ,to jput M rs. Cooper
Eon probation. Thateir the elder was
asked iwhly such action was t'keon
against her and lie said:
"Ix'na is a uilce girli."
Nofle of the immbers of th li iannen
her,; familly attendedC~ the morning ser
* '.i(es, buti several of M~r. lDensel's
eight sonls andl daughters wvere there.
. One of themu played the org-m while
* thie congregation sang hymns, most of
throm on' the t heme of foregiveness,
'('lie congregationi dispersed after the
+ I !annenberg ; had becen ox pelled from
* the church without fr thor singing.
* After the se1rvices Mr. Rose w.as
:il nkid if th e coiisistocry phlanniied to hold11
I aL special meeting at any tlime In the
Snea~r i'uturi tco take act ion againset t he
UevNo.) oplid "We have not. We
.. wIll probalbly go along for possibly six
iflmonths as we are now. We have pilen
. ty of -the .Word of God. If we runi
, short of sermons we can plck out some
e of the ones the~ Rev. Mr'. D~ensel wrote
e and never used. The congregation will
have qho *Word of (hod preached to
thnm na usua."
Year 1920 Has Proved Disastroun,
Hamburg -CIaniber of Commerce Re
ports. Revision of Treaty Only
Hope of Relief.
'Iamburg, Dec. 26.-Gecmany's for
eign trade relations which in 1919,
gave siome pronriso of gradual and
substantial improvement, suffered dis
astrously during 1920, the Hlamburg
Chamber ol Commerce says in its an
nual report which is to be published
tomorrow. Without revision of thi
Versailles treaty, the chamber says,
it will be impossible for Germany to
arrive at her normal economic and po
"There are some signs of the be
ginning of a better state of conditions
in the apparent increased inclination
to work and the desire for better pro
ductive results," adds 'the report.
"There Is a further movement toward
improvement of German economical
conditions in the over-stocking of for
eign markets ivith food and raw
The report advises against accept
ance of foreign credits by -the Ger
mians "unless the stipulations for pay
Ing back the loans are clearly Pre
It is believed by the Chamber of
Conmerco that the United States Is
'In a remarkable position for the doh
velopment of its world trade an(I it
thinks that the IHamburg-American
lAne-Harriman shipping agreement
has placed Germany inl a position to
obtain some share of the expanding
German commerce with the South
Ameriean countries is reported to be
virtually at a standstill. Mexico's pol
icy of offilal control of foreign trade
is condemned by the chamber as re
sponsible for the ipart of the slump in
German business in that country,
which it says has been taken over
largely by the United States.
Tlho effect of the American black
list is seen in the neutral countries
of South America, where, ateording to
tile report, Ge rman firIns are finding
it almiixt impossible to restuile bui
The Ilnited States, adds the report,
has imiproved itis trade with Brazil to
th detriient of Ilritish and Gerimn
trade. Ilome1_ industries in lIazil IO
tectld )y high tariffs are growing rip
idly. Important coff(e coitracts have
been clos'ed with Brazil. While there
is a large Inquiry by Brazil for Cvr
ian' industrial articles, labor di1lcuil
ties; in German y have prevented the
German.s from meeting the deniand.
Concerning China the chaniber says:
"One canl not speak of the reopell
ing of regtular business." H'x)Or of
Gornmin machinery to Japan promised
big busines tintil the Japaneses finan
cial Iri:.is came. The report reg rets
he destruetlon of German business in
the Philippines by the "forcible ex
propriation of Cerman property." It
exiects the Ameriean government vill
pay for this prioperty directly to the
JU'DGE OF P'R0BATE
DIES IN ACCIDlENIT
Tw'o Others ilurt W1heni Car' Turns t)'
'r. G reenville Ofileer.
G reenville, D~ec. 26-ale MI.
Scott, judge. . of priobiate for Greenville
county, was instantly hilled, his
brotheir, Milliam Henry Scott of Okl
homna, was seriously injured, and his
wife' was 5slightly hur t when the auto
mobile in which the thiree were riding,
ov'erturn'ied this morning on the Augtis
a roadl, ten miles belowv this city.
Judge' Scott, who is one of the
county's best known citizenis, was
drcivinig the car'. In rounding a curve
the eair slid into a dleci gully, over'
turniing on the thrmee occupants and
crushing J1uadge Scott's skull . The
judige's brothiec andI Mrs. Scott now
ar in i the city heospital . Wile Mrs.
Scot t ('cond(it ion ceems to be safe,
that of the brother is r'egarded as cr'iti
.1 udge Scott. was firset elected- to thew
('utiy o~ice which he held in 1914
:ad Wai.4 :'eele'cted in 1918. lIe was
hil in h ighi regard throughout the
county andl section andI the news of
lis; death has caused great sadness
Mr. 10dwin M'osoley left the Bret of
the week for New~ York, whore he will
take ship for 10ngland to enter Oxford
University the first of the yg-ar as a
ISOLDIER BONUS 10
[EXf[D TWO BILLION
Secretary of Treasury Sub.
Secrotary Sidnmltted his Estimate
Without Any Further Comment than
a Plea that no Additional 'Burdens be
Placed on the Shoulders of the Tax.
Washington, Dec, 27.-AproxImate
ly $2,3000,000,000 was the estimate sub
mitted today by Secretary Houston of
the treasury, as the cost of carrying
out provisions of the soldier bonus
The treasury secretary presented his
est14nate to the senate finance com
mittee without connient other than to
urge that no legislation be enacted
which would lay an additional burden
on the nation's finances. Tho esthmate
hyas accompanied by figures showing
the cost of carrying out any one of the
flive optional provisions of the bonus
bill provided all former service men
chose a single plan. The figures for
the various plant range from $1,342,
000,000 for the adjusted pay provision
to $4,534,000,000 for the insurance pro
'The maximum ipossible cost of the
vocational training aid and the farm
and home development plants were
placed at $1,880,000,000 each, while the
secretary said the fifth p)rovision, a
plan for land settlement, held so many
uncertainties that it was impossible
to estiamate the possible expenditure.
Submission of the estimated total
cost made an aplparent impression up
on members of the committee, whichl
is considering the bonus bill as passed
by the house at the last session. Mem
bers declined to forecast the decision
of. the committee oil the luestion of
reporting out .the imeasure, but it was
i'ecalled that Senator1 McCunbher, Rie
piblican of North Dakota, stated at
the opening of hearings on the bill
that its passage would depend iargely
on the stat. of govern menI finlalces
and that Mr. Ilouston had testiiled with
normal exp0n1ditulres thle ti'easury
woll(l have a (llicit of $2,100,000,000
for the year ending next Juo "M and
a defleit of $1,.,00,00o,000 for tkhe fotl
Iowin',g twelve months.
IDuring Alr. llous.ton'. testiony it
bwealm increaingly evident tha t thin
present treasury adin mistiration dooe
not desire eit her to advise or recomn -
iiend Vith I espet. to 1 leglation pro
viding for greater governmental ex
penditures. phe (ecrtry madu hi
to the committee his thought in su b
mnitting a list of ipossiible sources of
now taxes in his annial report. sayhin
thuy were for the information of Con
gross and were in nto se nae mfore thant
Reiterating his opposIOition1 tol revival
ofi to War Finance Corporation, Mr.
ilouiston dleclaredl the piresent sources
of revenue wore fast declining, and
add(ed that he knew not where the
m noney was to come from to meet the
bonuis paymen~ts sholdl th' hill he 4 n
110e avoidied d1iscuissing . the addlitiont
al taxes ca rriedl in the bill andl de
signed to meet its needs, refer'ring the
commlittee first to the survey of the
taxation problem in his atinual re
port, and explaining he0 Was unabl''
e'ven to pirescrible ways of raising rev -
ene or~i the cen 01t needs. withouit te -
adjusi tintg and1( revisine p resent tax\
laws to prodlucce more mnoney,
Dri. T1. $. Adams, treasury econonmist
and tax expert, at thie suggestion of
Mr. .1 oustonl, gave the c(omiltteI) a
complecte .statemntlt of reVemio obtain -
able from1 the various tatxeisumggested
to Congress 11n Mr. I houston's annual
report. lie point1ed to m)iany now
sou rces wich'i mIght he uztil ized, but1
expilained that 11neh1 of the fluestin
Iof raising a tax levy center(dell 1rat inl
the dtiniio of a revenue policy
whlichi ontly (ongriess ('1ou11ld rovide.
Dr. Adams also( su~ggesited( to ,the
comtmittee thlat (mte of the greatest
nee was a stimpllifati~onl of thle rev"
nuite laws, ai FfintmOnltlt concnurred in byV
S'enator Smnoot, Repu)3bllcan of Utah,
19ho said there was anl evident need
for mowitnnn* of a lawm "which n.