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LAURENS, S. C., PU. g, 1921.
We do not see the need of a secret
order for "the preservation of the
home 'altar and the chastity of woman
hood," as set out as one of the prin
ciples of the newly organized Klu Klux
Klan, which Is attempting to get a
foot-hold In this state and elsewhere in
the South. Ererybody in the Sout4
already stands for those prieiples
and there Is no need for a white.
capped organi.ation to strengthen
them. The original Klu Klux Klan
served Its purpose in a day of trial for
the South, bit Its revival now Is out
of place and its name attaced to any
organization, however patriotic, is not
calculated to do good.
OPElN COl'NCII L l-mT INGS
TI mIeeting f toh city council are
suppo't:0 to be pub;!s'. TIat I-, it is
uidt i'.'ood that the public Is welcome
to th" metting. So far a' Nwe Inowm,
the public las never been excluded
froi the 011i dIIm: !,(th past few
year.4, but the pulic i n mV Iil'ie( av.are
when" .I tim 1;t, "n h ed o for
,al, '1nt"nt and1 ",:- m . ti:" m e in .
ar be1i. I el: i inor.:. H I.I true
that tlie :re . er' iicmeding:; at alp
.:nted ditys of tite Imionth, blt called
eein11.'s ar hel 10d v.-ithlout notice to
Tle Adverliser, as a part of its duty
to tho public and Its readers, consit
ens t haI it s'-oiul(d have a represnta
tiv'e at the meeting-s of couneil or at
least it anid any otlier newspaper
Should have the riilege of reporting
the meetings. Ilowever, so long as
meetings nu,. 'be held withorit its
knovledge' or long as it would have
to follow detective practices to find out
when meetings are to be held, wn can
not :'resume to represent the public
at the meetings nor will we admit that
the meetings are strictly public.
We believe that for the interest of
the city and for the individual mem
bers of council itself, it. should take
the public into its confldence.. So long
as its mneetiies are held in a haphazard
mnn inecr hinod c(oned doors, tihe City
may expect a -hiaIlazard admini stra
tion an m:ii not knoW Wh1ere to putI
its fingers on lhe trouble.
Thie Aderis' has no desire to pry
into the affai's of the council if it
wishit its eliber'ationls kept secret
but if It wishs it lieetings to be pub
lie i all tH iiat the word con veys, it
must necessarily give notice to tIhe
puiblic when its meetinogs are to be0
ECUENE V. DIEnS' CASE
RESTS WITII W1ISON
Washtington, Jan. 30.-Disposition of
the case of FHugene V. Debs), now serv
tng sentence in the Atlanta peniten
tiary for violation of thte esplonage
laws, now rests with President Wilson,
dlofartmuent of justice ofmcials kie
clared tonight. Tlhe attorney general,
after careful eonsideration of the nmat
tor, it was said, has prtepared his ree
otmmnenda tions1 for the pnresidlent's at
tention. Thir nature was not ind11
The outcome of the Dleb~s ease, At
torney (Generalu Pal metr said ton ight,
like1 all r'coommeti(ndationrs for' pardons
passinog firont the~ depattmnt to the
Whiteo I buse., was an entirtely' confl
dien tial m tat ter ntot suibject to dliscuts
510on b' the depIatment.
lnhaskel Hall Fridaiy
Ont Frid~ay afternoon at :3 p. mi. the
boys and girl1s batsketballI teams of the
high school will meet and~ play the
Clinton high school 'In Laurens.
Several 01(1 scores remain unsettled
between these two chools and It is ex
pected that the Laurens teams 'will
'put up) a stiff fightt. The price for
school chlildren will lie 25c for 1)0th
games, but the town fans will be askea
to doubl: he amount. Those who have
the gan.a ini charge promise value
received. Tlhe lIne-utp will be as fol
Fortwar'ds: Caroline Holmes and
Mary Belle Myers.
Guards: Sarah Powers and Nannie
Side Center: Nancy Mong (Captain),
Jumpjing Center: Lois Fuller,
F'orwards: Rlamond Gaston and Hiar
(Guards: Lynn Bobo and PauI 1K11
Jutmping Center: Fr'ed Bishop.
Youths sow'ling their wild oats now
Q9lml8 ctn't miX In so much rye.
* TO THE PATRONS OF RURAL *
Tho greatest gift the .people of the
rural sections have ever received from
our 'National Government is Rural
Free Delivery. We have had It so
long and it has become such a part
of our life that we don't realize how
much It means to us as we did at the
beginning, rogardloss of the fact that
it haa been improved from time to time
until it is worth inity timos what it
wan at the beginning. With all these
improvements there is still much room
for still greater improvements.
It ahould be, and I hope Is, the am
bition of every Rural Carrier to do
all he can to make this service as near
perfect as possible. In thiu effort the
carrier should certainly have tbe ftll
co-operation of all the .patrons bocause
they are the ones who recoive the ben
efits of same. The patrons should see
that the mail boxes are properly locat
ed so as to be easily accessable. The
rule of the departiment is that boxos
he 48 inches high. Patrons should also
(10 all they can to eo that roads are
always in passable condition.
But now, )ear Patrons, the principal
thing I want 'to -write you about is that
persistent habit you have of placing
loos coins in the box to mail ycur
let tr twithi. It (oe Seem) that there
ae a number of people who tIlunc
nothing will do 'to mail a letter with
ee;t orv:-s. You Can't uail a
letter anywhre except onl a Rural
Rouit' w'i*h a can I' yolu don't believe
It try to m.il One w'th a 1ity eI: 'ir,
a p.-rnim-t ter, o n -h I r:. NII Im er
P.nyo maii rOme ont a Irral route' b'.
pl'eing lsoe coin1 in your box excelt
through Ihue good e:*-, pationen :: l
long forhearanve of your carrier. The
:ll, oif the 'ot Otic'len D;itrtmem;
mad " (h r o require ;mtI ronc II
Rurrl iout- to P their letters of
Glace coins' in a cup :o that. bhe car
rir ean pick then up without re:n
ing his gloves. It in a real lirdrl .
for a rural carrier to have to remore
his gloves on a real cold (lay In order
to get the brownies you have careless
ly throw11 in your mail box. Tie las a
right t) leave your lettri -and the on
ly reason he (o(-1n's (o so Is because he
hates to In any way disappoint you. 1
am sure that you have a tend~r feeling
for the man who in all kinds o1
weather and under all kinds of condi.
tions, brin loo you the daiI ly n ews an
markets, mei*ages of love and -
pathy and joy and "oletimls .it must
he messages of sorrow. Tlere is n<
way 3olu can bette' ex r- o yelr sym.
Pathy th;n to keelp :t si;up;ly of staip.
or vtaipe! nvelopes, and if at time;
it is -cncsary to place coins in yourl)
h ' he mire they '1re1, in : eU.- on soll(!
sm'illneceptable. I after re :i1ng t his
leter, you n3!Id your nill I-ft in Ilh
box don't blaine you r carrier hecaisc
it is you who ha failed to oley a. ruih
it ii you who have railed to obey a rl
carrier Might -siffer le i and that ho
might rendler y'ou hetteri andi .gr-a ter
hoping tils letter will be the means
of helping your carrier to render you
better service with less suff'orlng, I am,
A Friend to C'arrier and Patron,
J. tE. JOi iNON.
TRAGED)Y ON COAST
Dr. 0. C. Ilighnm lEcaped After 1909
hilling nntd Never Served Sentence.
Gieor'getown, Jan. 2g.--The recent
t ragedy enacted in lo' nce county in
the Highamn famnily recalls a simi!ar
one in the samo family September 4,
1909, at Murrll's Inlet. Geor'get ow-n
counuty, whlen thle wife of Dr).. G rover
C'levelandl ligham wan sh'.t to deat~h
Under inecui a r ('ciumst anic(es. Shi'
was forr-.'e rly .\l iss Rlt C i('risp of 141au
rens; countIy, a graduhate of ('.hSc ora
Cotllege, G reenv;lil, in the cilass ;
1907, a young 'woman of senl. itivo and
refIned natutre, and~ wvho was~ pl4'irr
among those who know- lhen best.
1Dr. .Bigham pr'acttced mneilno -in
Laurens County for a ohort wileI
and while there wVon the affect ionsn of
Mists Crisp, Soon afteir the wediing
the colue moved to IIar'per's, now
Andrews, In Gleorgetown county. WV.
B. Avant andl wife, neighbors, mynedl
a Bummer .home, Sunnyside, at Mur
reil's Inlt, and the latter being ill,
Dr. li-ghamn was called and with his
young 'wife, only recently his bride,
went to Sunnyusidec.
Saturid ay a ftcernooft, shortly beforec
sundlown, Bigham and Avant, who
were said to have been diInking to
gother, testified to Bening an object
mloving sua~piciouisly fr'om the hiouse
toward the seashore. According to
testimony, believing this to he a bur
glar or some person intending then
no 'good, they secuired a shotgun and
followed the object. From a firinge of
woods a short distance from the beach
-they saw a figuire croucrhing dowvn neari
the water's edge. It seems that bo0th
Bigham~ and Avant were uinder stres~a
of great excitement. Avant car'ried the
gutn and asked Blighanm what he mu'-t
do, 'who answered, "Shoot it!" Avant
then, ni the distancen of niy a femv
yards, fired both barrels at the obj-pet
and both ran back .to the house. They
shortly returned with others , and
feund the body of Mrs. Bighnan, shot
through the back, stretchod upon the
sand. She had been killed instantly.
The coroner's jury brought in the
"We, the coroner's jury, find said
Mrs. Ruth Bigham came to her death
from gunshot wounds by mischance
at the hand of W. B. Avant, G. C.
Highatn being present and accessory,
both laboring under great mental ox
citeient and fear at the time."
Avant and Bligham were arrested
and placed under 'bond and the case
camo up for trial at the October sos
Mon of court beforo Judge R. C.
Tho testimony established the fat
that tho married life of Mrs. 3ilgham
had been extromely unhappy and
furthermore, that in a caso then pend
ing against her husrbaud for assault
and battery, in w'hich she 'was a wit
news, sho had declarod she would toll
nothing but the truth, when called up
on to testify.
Tho lato Solicitor W~raltor R. Wolls
roprosented the State in tho prosecu
tion of Avant and 'Bigham, and the
late J. Willard leagsdale appeared for
h defense. The Jury brought in a
verdict of manslaughter against both
d'endants and . Tudge Watts sentenced
ech to -oifihiemeint in the penitentiary
at Ia i labor ro. tI ree years and six
mionths. .r. llagsdale filed' an appeal.
In the meI anti me. being out on bond
ha-th ihigham andi Avant made good
their (:Peapp. thiereby forfeiting their
hnds. 'The former has nlever been
lId from: h latter was subsequent
!y raptreil. served Ihs, scitonee, and
':,d.Iy on h*-; farm, livng the life or
;1hone('t, hatrid-working citizen.
While ,niiy of a terrible deed,
Avant n.s relareld merely as the
di pe oi igham in the aeromplishmient
of his liendiih design. While the Los
thnoniy clearly poin ted to foul play,
the ph of a tCliiing to Coiiet lig
i:' i of (li iberat( 1mu rder, and -tho ver
diet of manslaughter and the light
sentenco imposed were considored to
ho a direct reflection of tho shadow
of doubt iI the iniuia of the judge and
FOR CAROLINA JOBS
Volunter Statn Republicans 8ald to
he After Polifleal Plumlbs iere .
Waslhington, Jan. 25.-A peculiar
t I tuation conecerning Hopublican poli
ties in South Carolina leaked out here
today, via tlhe mountains of Tennessee.
It is inderstood that persons in
authority in Washington have beeni
aippoached h.v Tonnessee leliublicans
with the hope of seenuring some of the
polit ical pilumis in South Ctro!inia, such
as Collector of Internal Revenute, col
lector. of th, part at. i'harloston, tini
tl d State. Marshal and others, for
hepiieans from- tihe Volinteer State.
It Is said that a.'; both factious of the
Fiitih Carolina G. 0. P.-blotl the
Adiams1 and~ the Tolbert factions--are
unnilatisfa ctory to the .11ardi ng people
that neither may be f-ecognlzed when
the political ocs are handed around.
The strife and dissention that cx
isits inide the marty lines of the so
called Republican party in South
Carolina have been known in the
State for sometime. The Adamis peo
ie dlon't like the 'Tolber't crowdi andl
the latter are just as much opposed to
the Adhams followers. Neither element
Cameii til to the scratch, it is asserted,
either bsere. at or after the Chicago
(onve'nti!on. They dlid not deliver the
goos. Thr~e ont to the story now is
thia t he'ani e 'Tenneasco (1(did deliver,
there i. a p'v>mibility that that Stato
mayv g t som''e of thle political pl1aces
w hiich rlhou' 1 belong to South Car'o
linw. At hl' that is' the way the Ten
exe men view. the matter and they
are air'el' '''nI lhir wants become
knmio' n. '' nituationi raises an en
tirely n:w d novel situatton, but
w'of he < t will ho cannot of
orshe ut rmined2l f om wooks
(itaioni for l.etiers of Adnu~nistratlon
Thle State of Souimth CarolIna,
County of' Iaurens.
Ily 0. U. Tihumnpson, Probate Judge:
Whereas .\l.'s. Mamie 'r. Aiken made
stilt to ine t-> grant her Letters of Ad
min israition ofthe estate anid effects
iof II. K. Aikeni.
Thiese ar , thlerefore, to cite and ad
imonih al il : ad singular the kindred
andi (redit(' of the said Hi. K. Aiken,
decea'sed, th I they beO and appear be
fore ime, ir V ouirt of Probate, to be
held at rhai u Court Hlouse, Laurens,
I . C. on thi 'd day of F'ehrnary, 1921,
neuxt, afte "hilieation hereof, at 11
o'clock( in i orenuoon, to show cause,
if anly thies e. why the said AdmIn
I str:.tion 1 1 not1 be gra ntel.
~A von~ i' my hiandl .tal, 17th day
of tauiam eo Domuini i92i.
0. (1. TH~OMPSON,
27-2t-A J, P. 1,. C.
To G..tre a Cold in One Day
Trkn LAXAT''"" "RO.\OQUININE (Tablets.) it
atolps the ou fa I iltiidaicho and works off the
CeId. F. W. 'S oidnaturo on ach box m
S. * * S e .0e * e * e e S
Notico-'r-he paiity .who took pocket
'book at C. & W. C. ticket offlec Sunday
.at 2:40 o'clock train will please return
same, as you are known, by partics
wio saw you take it. Return the same
and there will be no publicity about it.
M. J. Simpson, Aigt. 29-1t-pd
Notlec-,On Feb. 1st, I resumed my
practice. Will answer calls prompt
ly. EarlC. Owens, Licensed Veterin
ary Practitioner. 29-It-pd
For Ront-'rw, rooms and eleeping
porch. Phoao 439. C9-it-c
For Rent-T-wo unfurnlahed rooms
for light housekeeping. Private on
tranco. Mrs. S. ft. Dorroh, Irby Ave.
For Rent-TPhree rooms on South
Harper street suitable f Pr light house
keeping. 413 8, Hiarpr at,..- 29-it-lid
For Rent--Offico &on b'nd floor fac
Ing public square. 'W ls Olardy Co.
Lost or strayed-Monday Janu&ry
24th, white cam. 'Findor please notdey
0. Slbgreavos, at 'Filling Station.
For Salo-Cord woi dcut in stove-i
wood lengths. J. F. /~arng. 29-it
NetIce-4We will give the highest
market price for iLiberty Bonds. Pal
motto Bank. 29-5t-p4
Salesman Wanted to solicit orders
for lubricating oils, greases and 'paints.
Salary or commission. Address The
'I'odd Oil & Paint Co., Oloveland. 0.
('Car (heap-One Maxwell touring
Car, runs good. Price *175.00. Sum.
orel .lotor Co. 29-it-pd
Not rle---Mr. W. W. Dukes is now
manager of the lillcrest Dairy and
orders for milk and cream should be
pholed to him at No. 460. H. C. i"lem
ing, owner of iillcrest Dairy. 28-2t.-pd
('ars Chealp--Some used ears at at
ti'tve . prices, Fords, Max'wells and
Overlaids with good terms Sumeirel
Motor Co., Laurens. 2li-it-pd
Wa;,iod--To sell fino bird dog,, cross
hV wen 1'nglish Perit and Joston
Jakie. \Vrit C. 1lolbrook, Lavonin,
Notlee-I have arranged to be In
Laurens two days each month. If your
piano needs tuning leave order with
8. M. & '. ii. Wilce.s & Co. 0. M.
Tully, Piano 'lnier 28-tf
Wairons nn ml Inggles-Now and
"cond hand wagons, both one and two
horse, also some buggles, both new
and second hand, in either stoel or
ruhor tires. T. B. Sumerel, East
Alajin Street. 29-it-ipd
Cabbage Plants For Rnle-I have
nice stocky plants just the right size
to set out. It will pay you to have
plenty of early cabbage in your gar
de'n. Can make prompt ehipment of
the following varieties: Charleston
and lMarly Jersey Wakefleld. Flat
Dutoh and Suecessien. Prices, loss
than 5 thousand at $1.50 'per thousand;
5 to 10 thousand at $1.35 per thounand;
10 thonsand and eover at 01.26 per
thousand. Send memey with order.
Plants by mall 30@ per hundred. C. F.
Heothington, Meggett, $. C. 28-5t
Cleveland Clotton need--rure Wan
nmaker Clevelan4 big boll cotton
peed 'ginned on lirivate gin. $1.00 per
hushel, other seed which 'we paid
$4.50 to Wannamaker last year, at
$2.50 per bushel. If ,acksi are furnish
od we will make deliverien at Laurens
Court H louse. See either T. B. or M.
A. Sumerel, Laurens, S. C. 29-it.-pd
ELms For Salo-Rhodo Island Reds
(Rteds that stay red). $2.00 for 15.
W. It. McCuen, Laurons. 28-tf
Wanted--Somnoono to saw lumber on
shares near Warrior Creek church in
this county. For further information
write W. M. Suttlos, Box 301, Ander
son. Si C. 27-5t--pd
Notic--Laurens Trust Company
will spay you 7% for your anoney.
Horses and Mules-I have a few nice
horses and a bunch of good mnules for
sale. W. H. Wharton. 13-tf
For Saie-Rogigtered re-cleaned
Wannamaker Improved Big Bll cot
sond. $1.00 per bushe15. [.. 11. Stad
dard, Owings, S. C. 25-5tpd
Mir. J. A. White Say "If Ton Nave An
Automobile, Keep Rlat--Snap."
"If I knew ab~out RlAT-SNAP last
winter, wouldl have saved $120. My
car was in the garage for a few weeks
(luring had( -weather; when I wont to
take it out, found that rats had eaten
'great holes in two new tires. (Got.
them later with RAT-SNAP". Three
sizes, 3tsc, 1O5e, .;1.25. Sold and guar'
anteed by Lauinrensi I iard'ware Co.. Put
nam's D~rug Store, Kennedy TBros.
Don't throw away your
old tires. Have them
All modern tools in use
and first clas~s work
Tires, Accessories, Oils
and Gas. Free Air
Next door to Post 'Offic.
For Real Trre Rp
RIM CUTS, BLOWOUTS
REATREDING A SPECIALTY
City vu"nmn Sair
AT CITY FILLING STATION
O W . &I& NAB E
utehi n~ueout lum ns~~.
The laneest tikd bept equitwAd mon
umenh:1 ~rrr m th Civrolna,.
E $ . 3))
IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE
What your ideaks in ewelry Are, if you nmake them
known totusave will fAl yer requirments..
In ear line and pride ourselves en ew ability to
WHETHER YOU KNOW
What you wet or are leeking for suggestisme t'will
pay you to see us.
WIIfr. O -rO
Fireand wg~r pref ault an staks f god i
Wie sad berglar pof hveayusi and ta fglk inM
ness with us. When you want financial advice come
in and consult us. It will be a pleasure to serve you.
We add 4 per cent. interest.
Make OUR bank YOUR bank.
The Enterprise National Bank
N. B. DIAL President C. OPER, Casie