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VOLUME xxxvi. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINAo WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921.NMER3
L[Y[R CONTROL ACT
S I[S IN CORI
Wai Time Measure Not
Declares Certain inportant Sections
Unconistitutlonal. Act Passed as a
War Measure to Prohibit Proliteer
Ing at Expense of tlhe Plil4C.
Washington, Feb. 28.-The supreme
court today held unconstitutional the
sections of the Lever act under which
the government tooped the coal
strike of 1919 and subsequently
tMunched its campaign to reduce the
cost of living lby prosecuting alleged
hoarders of and profi teers in food
stuffs and other necerIttles.
The court's opin!on was rendered
specilcally in an appeal hy the. gov
ernment from a decree in lower court
but it was sweTilng In its terms ana
will have the effecis, of ending all
prosecutions Instituted by the dopart
ment of justice in its cost of living
Tle action of the g)vernnient in ob
taining injunctions to stop the strike
of bituminous in iners in November,
1919, was not before the court, but de
partnteit of julstice olflcials said that
it was inder Section .1, which was held
invalid, that tle government had(1 pro
ce cdd aga I inst the m iners.
The Opinion of the coilt wa based
largely on th'e Indefinlit Leness of the
a ions under '.review. Ci ef J. ustice
White, departing from his iircpuired
opinion, reiarke d tIat tie scoope of
the sections P.1')mrt i was "as broad
as huanmi .i.nainalicn'" and that the
degroe of ('rimiality Vas left to ver
h :mi'giug standards.
As.-ociate .1 ustices lrande.a and
ITnievy disscited as to the reasonling
by which the court's decision Was
reached, bit concuirred it the result.
The chiler justice said in his writ.
ten opinio1 tLat the section tod 'r
(i.ciissiont did not "Colistitito a 1ix
int 3 by (onngrees o an as1Cer0tainabhe
standaid ,f gui!:" and vet'e not "ade
(!uate to Informii person.st acoused of
violatione the reof of the natire anid
catIse of the accusation agalir.t
Th 'l .vide t itilde of possible il
ternretation w:' clearly evidenced,
:e .id, by the Varied assottment of
eases brought before the court to
test the act. These cases, numbering
tc:i in all ranged from specific con
v!et ions to denial of injunctions
siought by retailers to restrain gov
er'nmenit agents for procecding against
themii. In some cases the goverinment
appeae!vd from adverse decisions of
lowr coits (Iuashint- indictnent",
and. in ote it (cfended decisions lit
I t; faver.
'"Ol.'rve ltha t the sections for'bid no
ine'O r rinite act,"' said the chilei
'To I ''mplt to en force these see.
th ntu ituld hie the exact equiiva lent of
en effort to carry3 (aut a statte wh'i eh
ia term'is mer'uely .penalized 01' pub
Jisthed all acts detimen'tal to rmubli
inlter'ests; w~hen Injuries are unr ieas~on
able in the estimiation of a courit and
"W~e ai'e of the opinion that the
cotirt belowv vas clear'ly right in ruil
tng that the mere existence of a state
of war could not suspend or change
the oper'ation of the guar'antees and
limitations of the fIftht and sixth
amendments, such as we are here
These sections of the 'constitution
declare that in all criminal prosecu
.tions the accused '.shall have the
right to lbe infcu'med of the nature
and cautse of the acctusation," and that
tho charge mnuit be0 specifically set
forth in the indictment returned
Sectioni 4 of the Lever act made it
unlawful "to limit facilities for' trans
porting, prodiucing, harvesting, man
nfactuiring, storing or dealing in any
necessities; to lyrevent, limit or'
lessen the prioduiction of any necessi.
ties in order to enhance the price
thereof, or to exact excessive .prices
for atny ntecessities."
The court took tas the test case
that of the L. Cohen Grocery comip~any
of St. 'Louis, which had been~ indicted
- fr violatinn rf the act bnneanse of th
ion. Warren u. ilarding, of Marion,
Ohio, Iwill he sworn in as iresidelnt of
the United States on the east portico
of the Capiitol at Wsitnjgton Friday.
Governor Calvin G. Coolidge, of Massa
etlusetts, Will be sworn in as Vice
'Preside't inl th0 Senate Chamber oil
the same date.
President Wilson, it has been inal
ly ainioiiced will ride from the White
louse to the Capitol with President
IRlect - H-arding ad --will' sign bils
passed during the last mIinutCs of Con
gres(. Whether or not PIeident Wil
a)p v.111 view the inaugural cere
Former Laurens Girl Weds
The following account of tho mtar
ring of \iIss Uminn li'stelle H lutchin
son, formerly of this city, as taken
fromt a recent is-ie of The Augusta
Chronicle. will be read nyith much in
torcst by her friend.s hero: '
Mr. and Mrs. 13. M. lHutchiinson anl
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter, Linnie Kstelle, to Mr. Claude Aus
horn White, of Newhern, N. C., which
occurred Wednesday at one o'clock, at
the home of the bride's parents in
North Aur.tusta. The wedding was a
very quiet one .with only a few close
friends and relatives ipresent. The
only attendants wore the sister of the
bride, who was tmald of honor, AMlss,
Sarah MIldred llutcihisnon. and the
best matn 'was .\tr. F.* M. H~argrov~
S r., hrothleri-ini- law of th~e bride. Tihe
bride was lovely in a hiandsomte coat
suit of b)1lutboadlclot h with whlmich
'was Vworn1 a h.'Comti g blue1 hat andt~
G eorgemtte binou!. Her' flbowers were a
corsace of rowc and sweet Ipeas. The
Ptrid andm gr'Omt left ont the 1:-15 train
for Newhern, where they rwill makeo
Mrs. WVhite has wvon many frientds
since coming to make her home in
North-Augusta who wi'll follow her to
her new htome with all good wishes.
Site is a lovely and most attractive
Mr. WhIte belongs to a prominent
Carolina faily and is a successful
har'dware merchant. Many sincere
congratulations wIll be extended this
Meeting of U. D. C.
The J. 13, Kershaw chapter, U. D). C.,
will meet Monday afternoon, March
7th, at 3:30 o'clock wvith MIss Bessie
Roland. A full attendlance is desired.
sale of 50 poumnds of sugar for $10.07,
or at the rate of more thtan 20 cents
aliound. Decision of the lower courts
sustaining a demurrer to the indict
ment on the, ground that the sectIon
vIolated the fifth amendment, was
affirmed by the supreme court.
One of -the test cases evae that of
the Ogelby Grocery compiany, appeal
Ing from convIctIon In GeorgIag of tak
ing unfair profits on sales of food
stuffs. convictinn was reversed.
monlies of either IIncoming ofilcial has
not yet )been announced and wIll hu
left to the decision of .\lr. Wilson.
The following namca have been 'l Iv
enl out as the liiemibers; of Presidn.
I lect iardilug's cabinet:
Secretary of State--Charle ivan
Ilughes, of New York, former govg
nor, justice Of the su premIe couIt and
llepublican nomineo for the ri -
Secretary of the Trcaury----Andrew
W. Mellon of Pennsylvania, a banker
and finlaicier, member of at family re
pu1ted to be aliong the weali est in
TEACiELS MEET AT CLINTON
Dr. W.J.. 34cCloihlin of Furman 'l
versity, to Make Princlia Address.
The Laurens County Teachers' As
sociation will meet with the Clinton
City school at the next meeting which
will be Saturday, March 5th. The
first sessIon will -be in the high school
building at it o'clock.
Mr. Wilson urges that the teachers
of tile county attend this meeting, if
possible. An interesting and bene
ficial program -has been arranged. Jr1r.
W. J. McGlothlin, of 1urman Univeri
ty, will make the address.
.\lr. WItherspoon, presidnit of tile
association aid superintendent of the
Clinton schIooIs, has stated that lunch
will b)e served at theC Commnercial
Club roms and thlat som11 (ent ertain
aultomlobile drive will 1)e given thle
teaichers ill thle afternoon.
The ;Watts'Mills conicert band gave
anexcel lent concert onth Cur
Jluesteps5 Sunday afternoon. Al
thloughl thle conicert had not been pre
viously advertised (tuite a numliber' of
people1 gathered to healr It and were
very much(d pleasedl with theC progress
tile bandt has made 81ince its last ap
pearanco In thle city. Many very com
plimentary remnarks were hleardl arid
thle band evidently made a dlecidled hit
with its audience.
Oreeniville Man Arrested
On a telegram from Sheriff Rector,
of Greenville county, Iiirnost Jackson,
of that city, lwas arrested by ChIef
Crews at the railroad station Mlonday
and turned ovor to Greenville county
officers upon theIr arrival hero yes
terday. Jackson wvas wanlted in
(Greenville on a minor Clinie.
John llarksdale Weds
News was received in the city 'last
week of the marriago In Chicago, of
Mr. John A. Barksdale, formerly of
this city, and Misis Gladys IBarksdale,
of Chiceago. .\ir. Unlrksdalo, who is a
son of the late J1. Aug. Barksdale, of
Liaurens, is now a- lieutenant in the
army and is stationed at Camp Grant,
Secretaiy of W\ar-Johin \\. Weeks
of .\las:aciihusetts , formert'i Ui "(iI States
nator nii d in 191; t ( aii:,t, for
the I'vesidenItial noninaztionl.
A*\tt o'rney Gene~Iral- --HIarry M. Dagh
('rty of Uhio .xho managed the ire
(.( inn(1tion caml1atign resulting InI Mr.
ostumster Genleral- -W\Ill It. Ilays;
of Indl(ianai, chalian of the ltepubli
canli itional committee.
S -erary of the Navy-Edwin Den
by, of Mich gan, a former memb er or
Congress who served as an enlisted
man,111 inl both the navy and marine
1US ICA L. ('ON('E ltT FOR It 1LI1ND1
To lie (l Iven in Court, House Tuesdny:
Evening, March St.
An entertainment has been arranged
for the benefit of the Industrial Work
Shop For The Blind of South Carolina,
located at Columbia to be held in thu
Court House on Tuesday evening,
Marclh 8, at S o'clock. The entertain
ment will consist of musical selections
by the talented blind pianist, Prof.
John T. iandrum. Prof. Landrum Is
well known as a 'fie musician and
musical critics will be interested and
entertained with the choice selections
he will render. Mr M. It. RMurray, the
blind enteitainer, will furnish enter
tainument that will (delIght. all who
hea r im. lIe sings hutmorous songs
w ith gal ita r aceompinim ren t, plays sey
eral miusicalI instruments, gives imita
lions of hi rds and animannls ithl other
v'aried and entertaining features. I~e
gives an, intlerestinug exhibition of ar
tistic 'papher tea rig. M~lr. A. TI. Strat
lon, of Coluim bia, will make a state
ment concerning the swork of the in
The -Work Shop for wvhose .beneflt
this entertainment is given is estab
lished for the 1purpose of teaching
adult blind men and women of the
State of South Carolina to become pro
ducers instead of dlependlants by
teaching them how to make useful and
marketable articles. They aro in
structed to make a 'great variety of
furniture, such as fiber chairs, tables,
waste baskets, settees, fern baskets,
etc. No charge is made for instruction
or board and the ordinary blind per
son learns to prOdnei'e articles the sale
of which gives them substantIal re
turns. The Work Shop is running at
ttM full capacity andl funpds ar neoded
to carry en and extend the work. All
who attend will enjoy the entertain
ment andl will aid in promnoting a good
work. Ti'ckets are on sale b~y High
School students at 50c for adults and
25e' for child(ren.
At F'rienidshilp Church.
TIhe Y. W. A. girls of Friendshi)p
will serve an oyster and meat sup per
in the school building, Friday night,
March 4th. The public -is cordially
r y of le Interior-Albert B.
Fall or Nf . lexico, lw()%%V a -lliteld
Secretary of AgricultuIi re-fenl ry
Wallace of Iowa, (e(itor of farm pab
Secretary o Coicmmece-l ierbrt
Hloover, of Cal iforilia, formnter food a1d-;
milistrator and conspiuloulls leader in
vtrious illovements for Eu'lropean re
Secretary of Labor--Jam~es J. :l~.
%is, of Jeilnsylvania and Illinois, a
former union steel wvorker who has
becOme the highest oflical of the
IN A('llitE MEE'INUS
Farmers G' I ('lose Att4ntion1 to
Spieakers DIuiinIIg Ihe Paust Week.
Otier Meetings Asked For.
The Acreage Reduction ileetings,
which are being held in the county
under the -lrection of Mr. W. ). Byrd,
president of the county irinch of the
Cotton Association, assisted by Miss
Lois Erwin, of state headiuarters, at
Columbia, Mr. J. E. Trevathan, county
farm demontrator, and Mr. Rush, local
cotton grader, have proven very grat
ifying states Miss niuwin who is the
principal speaker at the meetings. The
first meeting held at Gray Court-Ow
ings was rallher disappointing as the
auience failed to evince a great deal
of interest, but as tihe 'meetings have
progressedl tile interest hlas inlcre(ased.
MIeetinigs have beniihld at Water
ioo, Sandy Springs, Bethlany, harks
dale, Narnee, hanford and Ora. Tile
farmers at these meetings, it is stated,
have exulressed themselves almost to
a man as favoring a substantial re
duction inl tile acreage -lanlitedl to Cot
ton., 'Pledges are becing signed by3 the
farmers in attendiance at these mleet
hngs and strong committees have been
appiointed in each school district to
enlist the farmers who were not pres
ent. Other meetings have been asked
for at Mit. Olive, Princeton, Ekom and
BLrewerton, and arrangements have
beenl made to hold( these meetinigs (lur
ing the first pant of next week. Fol
lowing is tile schedule of meetings for
remainder of the caimpaign:
'Wednesday, Marchi '2nd--Renno, 11
a. mn.; Clinton, 3 p. mU.
Thur'sday, 'March 3rd--Mou ntviile, 3
p. mn.; Cross 11111, 7:30 p. m.
'Priday, 'March 4th.-old!ville, 2 p.
mn.; Wadsworth, 7:30 p. mn.
Saturday, March 5th.---t t a. mn. at
Lauirens Court 'Illouse, Conference ot
Monday, Marc 7th.--Lanford, 4 ip.
mn.; Orni, 7:30 'p. mn.
Tuesday, March 8th.-Mt. Olive, 3 .p.
mn.; Ekom, 7:30 p. mi.
Wednesday, March 9 th.-'Brewerton,
3 i. mn.; Princeton, 7:30 1p. mn.
Ev'ery farmer in thle county Is urged
to attend one of' these meetings. They
are said to ho full of interest to all
ON[ MONTH GIV[N
CITY TAX PAY[RS
Time of Payment Post
poned to April 1st
At. the Request of Numerous Tax Pay.
ers City Council Extends '111110 of
alyment of 'axes to April Ist with
I Per Cenit. Penalty.
The final (late for the paymtent of
city taxes was Postponed until April
Ist by City Council miecting in special
sessioni Monday night. A penalty of
one Per cent was added to those ivho
did not make 'payment before March
ist and the rogular 15 Per cent penalty
will ibe applicable after April 1st. This
action was-taken after a long discus
sion in which immediate needs of the
city as well as the financial condition
of the taxipayers -was taken into con
sideration. The iotion to postpone
the Payment date was made by Alder
man Bishop, who said that a Postpone
ment of ten or fifteen days would be of
little benefit to those who were unable
to pay O1 tile 1st.
Mayor Frankls presented to the
council two bids for tie grading and
top-soiling. Alayor Franks was author
and North Church strects where they
connect with the county top-soil roads.
The Gregory Contracting Company en
tered a bid of $5,25-1.25, and Mr. J. J.
lIenly a bid for $4,431.30. After dis
cussing the bids fron several angles
hlioe council lecided to (o the work
with an augmcen ted city force on a less
'reltentious; sca le than originally con
e:miylat-ed. Instead of widening and
st ih tening these t.wo streets to any
(con1si(erable extent, it was decided to
widil and grade to a very ioderate
cxtell and confile illost of tile work to
top-osiling. MIayor Fraiks was author
izel to employ an extriaL superintend
Vit to have clharige of tile Chur11,ch
a treet work while the present super
linteildent will have charge of the Main
street work. I ll)rovenent of these
stireets is to begin at once.
Onl mnotion of Alderman Dial, second
ed by Alderian 1evin, the Standard
Oil Conianiy was giv en autiority to
make a crossing over the side-walk on
West 141urens street somewhere be
tween Tlie Advertiser building and
CariolIe strot for 1le pur1iPOSO of
Providing a driveway to a filling sta
tion which the company expects to
erect In the near future.
It being brotught to the attention of
the Council by Alderman Dial that
only $4,200 Insurance was carried on
the City lall and equipment and $1,
500 on the mule barn, it was decided
to inciease the insurance on the form
er to $10,000 and on the latter to $3,000
Presented L11en's Cause
\Irt. Williamt Patrick and Mr. Johnt
I e1 I, of GAreenv ill e, pre sented tthe
cause of thle appiroaching Laiymen's
C2onventlion to be hleld1 in March, at tihe
First Pr esbtyterian churich(l Sun day'
miorning, tile lpastor, llev'. C. T. SquIres
bieing in (Greensbioro, N. C., condctting
a reviv'al meeting. TPhey made an
earn~est. presenitat ion of their suibjet
and re(ceived a cordial heaing fr'om
t1he conlgregation. About llfty dlelegates
wi'll attend thle convention.
To Enforce Auto License Law
In reCsponlse to a telegram from the
state highway department Monday
-askin'g -for the co-operation of the city
police force in the enforcement of the
auto licenlse law, Chief Crews wited
in r'eply that hie Iwouldl co-op~erate with
the dlepar'tment ini thle matter'. He
stated yesterday that from now on
)persons opera~tinlg cars on tile city
streets wvill be0 expected to hlave their
license or to furnish rproof that it had
For Palmiafestat Queen
Thle name of Miss Martha JBarksdale
has .been submnittedl to 'The Advertiset
iln thle contest to select a queen of
Palmafesta week to be held( in C'olum
bla in the sprin1g. The lists are cipent
for other contestants.
Who attend. The women~h ar'e cordially
invitedl to be present at all the meet
ings. Trrustees and teachers are askedl
to act as a commIttee on arrange
ments and see that the meeting at
thecir choolI ig rienn widen punicity