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VOLUME XXXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1921.
FOR SPRING COURT
Many Liquor Cases to be
8pring Term of General Sessions Court
Convened Monday with Judg'e i. i.
Townsend Presiding. Burdette Case
to be Called This Morning.
The Court of General Sessions con
Yened Monday morning w4th His
Honor, W. H. Townsend, of Columbia,
lpresidin-g and the other court officers
in their rcspective places. The great
er part of the forenoon was taken up
In organizing, a delay being caused by
the necess'ty of drawing a grand juror
in place of one who had moved from
,the county. di. 'L. Wolff was draiwn to
serve in his iplace. Three petit jurors
wore excused for cause -and the follow
Ing drawvn to serve in their places: J.
A. Leaman, J. J. Glenn and F. K. Tay
lor. obert H. Roper was nppointed
by the court as foreman of the grand
jury. This being the first term of the
.new grand jury, the court set forth
their duties in a very earnest and im
The grand Jutry completed its wor%
Tuesday afternoon and after mak ing,
its presen-tment to the court was dis
missed for the ttrm. With the excep
tiota of a recommendaition that the
supervijor and treasmrer be authorized
and diree.ted to borrow money in an
ticipation of 'taxes, the presentment
was merely a formal document as the
jury had just undertaken its work.
The grand jury reported out the fol
lowing true bills:
Violation of the Prohibition Laiw:: .1
I. Holmes, P. G. Kanelos, Vanve John
son, Jim Bolter, R. E. Cox, Rich Shell,
Box Nims, J. ). Pitts, 'William Gannt,
Will Wilso:, lartha Hill Ralph Aber
crombie. Wayne Abercrombie, Booth
Abencronbie, Furman Abercrombie,
Fred Abercrombie, 'P1ink Farmer, iUzzle
Simiuson, B. McIntire and S. A. 11ills.
For' M urder-Dugan Long, Robert
Gilland, Claude Owings, Ludie Fuller.
For 'IHouse Breaking and Larceny
Melvin Anderson and Dave Pulham.
- Asault and Battery with Intent to
Kil-Geo. Woody, Will Gantbrell, Gar
rett Phelps, Lidle Workman, Claude
Goodman, John Peterson, Conway
Todd, J'amos Beeks, May Pitts, Yancy
Otueta and Furman Sullivan.
Burglary and Larceny-Tom John
son, Floyd Ouzts.
Malicious Mischief-ancy and Nora
Obtaining coods Under False Pre
Disjponing of P'ropert y .Under I.Ien
13. II. Hlowartd. A&bb Shell.
"No lBllis" were foutnd in the follow
Edd Tiuccker, obutainin.g goods utnder
,A. D). iHobertson, dlisposing of pte
rnorty utnder lietn.
WVayne A4bercromubio -md~ Wishtei
The following entered plena of gutil
Clarence Boyd, violation of prohibi
tion law, 6i months, 4 tuonthus sutspendl
ed during godl behavior.
Gleo. Woodiy, assault and battery; 3
months~ or~ $125.
B. Mclntire, violation of prohibition
law: 6 months, 4 months suspended
during good behavior.
Lizzie Sim pson, same sentence.
King Morrow, forgery, two years.
Lidle W~orkman, assault and battery,
$100 or 2 months.
Wister Davis, house breaking and
larceny; not sentenced.
.The first case atried uwas that of Mel
vin Anderson and D)ave Putiham, house
breaking and larceny, it ebing char'ged
that ,they entetred a atore at hanford
Station. They ivere foutnd guilty, but
sentence has not been ipastsed.
Rosa Gray, couloredl, was atcquitatedl
of the mttrder of 'her hutsband at 'Lydia
Mill last July. Self defense wvas her
Ernest Coleman .was given $50 or
30 days for disorderly condutet on the
Trho court was engaged last night
with the case of Caroline Lenman and
DR GEO. C. ALBRIGHIT
'ENIDBS i1S LIFE
Dies Fron Self-Administered Dose of
Poisonous Fluid Friday Afternoon.
Burial at Clinton.
The funeral services over the body
of the late Dr. Geo. C. Albright, who
was found dead in his ofilce in this
city Friday afternoon shortly before
-three o'clock, were held from tihe home
of his sister, iMrs. 'Hale Shands, in Clin
,ton, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and
the remains laid to rest in the Presby
terian cemetery immediately after
wards. The services were conducted
.by -Dr. D. J. 'Woods and Rev. J. F.
Jacobs, Presbyterian ministers of
Clinton, and Rev. C. T. Squires, pastor
of the .First Presbyterian church of
this city, of which 'the deceased was a
The last rites were attended by a
large concourse of sorrowing friends
and relatives both from Laurens and
Clinton, many of iwihom carried floral
tributes which .were tenderly laid upon
the grave after the services. The ac
tive -pall bearers were Dr. T. L. Tim
ierman, Dr. Clifton Jones. E. W.
Copeland, Dr. J. H. Teague, Dr. W. D.
Ferguson, Lawrence Kennedy, Ross 1).
Young and R. V. Irby. The honorary
pall bearers from Laurens were Gov.
R. A. Cooper, Meesrs. R. F. Jones,
Brooks Stwygert, C. H. Roper, H. Terry,
C. M. Miller, Claude Babb, F. M. Smith,
Dr. W. H. IDial, T. D. Lake, Dr. R. E.
Hughes, W. G. 'Lancaster, J. N. Wright,
Dr. C. .P. Vincent, S. P. Unabb, M. L.
Copeland and J. Warren Bolt. Hon
grary pall .bearers from Clinton were
G. A. Copeland, J. .1. Copeland, J. T.
Robertson, B. L. King, G. W. Young,
Dr. M. J. McFadden, Dr. W. R. John
son, J. W. Leake, R. Z. Wright, J. A.
Bailey, N. W. Ferguson and Dr. A. E.
The body of Dr Albright, with life
extinct, was dliscovered in his office
Friday afternoon shortly before three
o'clock, circumstances in the case
(learly indicating that lie had died as a
iesult of a self-administered dose of a
poisonous liquid. A note which lie
wrote prior -to his death, but which lie
tore up before the end came and throw
on the floor, w as patched together, by
13' arrivals at the scene of his death
and disclosed his intention to seek in
derdh a relief from a long period of
sieikness and inability to work. An
other note, left %to his family, was
placed in their hands. The body was
found in the dressing room of his of
flee by his son, Geo. C, Albright, Jr.,
Dr. T. L. Timmerman and 'Mr. C. H.
Babb, wi'ho went to his office after his
family had become uneasy upon his
failure to attend the midday meal or
answer 'the telephone.
Dr. Albright was a native of Olinton
and wae 51 years of age. He was a
graduate of the dental college at Van
derbilt University and soon after his
graduation opened his office in Lau
rens, where he had a wide and lucra
tive practice which ill health during
recent years forced 'hm in part to give
up. He was recognized as one of the
leading dentists of the section and was
honored on1 several occasion b~y be
ing elected president of the district
dent 'ii arseciaation, lie was one of the
most r: '0pular n ad hieh ly esteemed citi
zens of the community, beIng singu
larly p~o:sessed with the qullity of
hV:ddes his widow, who iwns 'Misa4
Nannie Vance, of Clinton, and a sis
ter, Mirs. H'ale Shiands, of the same
place, Dri. Ailbrighit is surivivedl by3 t'hree
ions, Geo. C., Wiliain Vance and Clar
ence Albright, 'the eldhest being at home
from college on account of an injury
r'eceivedl in a toot-ball game.
Miss (Carrie Goodmnan
Miss Carrie Goodman, an estimable
young woman of Cross Hill, died at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bl1u
ford Goodman at that place Saturday
morning and was 'buried at Liberty
Springs church Sunday at 12 o'clock,
R1ev. W. B. Ratchford conducting the
serv'ices. Miss Goodman was a trained
nurse .by profession and .was actively
enigagedl in that work up until a felw
weeks before her death,
Preaching at Gray Court.
'Rev. C. T. Squires exppets to fill his
appointment next Sunday afternoon ait
3:30 oclock at 'Dorroh Presbyterian
chur'ch at Gray Court.
Iioirace Elmore, colored, charged with
The court will take 'up the BJurdette
case this morning. The Owings case
is set for Thuerstay.
SOMXE TEACHERS GET PAY
In SIto of Stringency County Tres.
urer Has Been Able to Pay Teachers
from Some Districts.
Despite the cry of "No money for
-teachers" Laurens County is paying
out considerable salaries each month
for teachers, according to Superin
tendent Wilson. During the month of
February the County Treasurer paid
warrantis amounting to $18,696.00. Up
to March the first the Treasurer had
paid to school -teachers $166,659.00.
The inability 'to pay teachers In cer
tain cases has been brought about by
the slownoss with which taxes have
been paid and the uncertainty as to
what the logislature was going to (o
in regard 'to state appropriations. In,
the districts that have spent all of the
district funds even after all of the tax
es have been paid the only hca:( is for
state aid. The legislature has,reason
ably taken care of these districts, ac
cording to the State Superintendent.
In the districts where tihe funds have
not ;been entirely spent the warrants
of the 'teachers can no't be met at pros
eat because of the fact that many peo
pie 'were hard hit by the economic de
pression and were thus not able to pay
taxes before the penalty .went on. Such
warrants will .be paid Just as soon as
enough taxes are paid in to take care
of them. The Superintendent states
that the Treasurer is paying claims
just a's ipromptly as his finances wfl!
Such conditions are found in other
counties as well as in Laurens county,
reports the County Superin'tendent.
E'very now and then the report comes:i
that Newberry or some other county
Is paying the teachers. Supt. Wilson
says he has investigated the report and
has found that similar conditions exist
in Spartanburg, Newberry and Green
ville counties as exist in Laurens coun
ty and that Laurens teachers are not
alone in their misery.
ON APRIL FIRST1
Athletes and Orators fron Laurens
(ounty lHigh Schools to Compete
Here Friday, April Ist. Prizes for
The Laurens County Teachers Asso
ciation at its last meeting decided to
hold the annual track meet and ora
torical contest in Laurens on Friday,
April 1st. Every school in the county
for white children is Invited t6 take
part. The track meet will be held on
the atiletic field of the 'Laurens city
schools, beginning at 2 P. M. Two
boys may be entered in each event,
and there is no limit to the number of
contestants from each school. There
will be ten events as follows: 100 yard
dash, 220 yard dash, 440 yard run, half
mile run, 120 yard hurdles, running
high jumip, pole vault, running broad
jump, discus throw, 'and shot put.
Prizes will .be given the winners in
The speaking contests will be held in
the evening. There will be one con
test for boys and one for 'girls. 1.ach
school may enter one pupil1 in each
contest. The ieiections, which need
not be original, must not lbe more than
12 minutes in length.
F"or furthor information write Su Pt.
it. W. Gasque, Laurens, S. C., or Sulpt.
J. Ii. With~ersipoon, Clinton, S. C.
Anothe lIr liomide Near (Gray ('ourt
Ilersie Jones, a negro woman, was
shot, and al most instantly killed nleara
Gray Court last Fridlay by Lauther Fuil
Ier, a aogro man, according to testi
mnony introduced at th.e coroner's ini
quest which followed 'the homicide.
The wvoman was walking in the roadl
wvIth another man, according to -The
testimony, when Fuller appearedi on
thdf scene. Tho shooting occurred in
a (luarrel which ensuod. Fuller w-ns
later -arrested and -placed in the county
Mrs. ,John Finley Dead
News was received in the city yester
dlay of the death in Macon, Ga., of Mrs.
John Finlney, who miovedl to that place
ab~out 'two years ago with her husband,
w'ho is the oldest son of Mr. John IH.
Finley, of Maddens. Before her mar
riage shen was a Miss .Martin, of this
county, and has many relatives and
friends who will deeply regret: her
New County Nitrse Arrives
Miss lKatherino llagqiuith, of lms An
geles Cal., arrived in the city yesterday
to take the place of Miss Minnie IRog
ers, tihe county nurse, who resigned
somne time ag-o on accouant of ill hath
ORGANIZING BOYS' CLUBS
Campaign for Enrollment In Boys
Mr. A. A. McKeown, District Farm
IDemonstration Agent, was in the coun
ty last iweek during Wednesday and
Thursday and visited several schools
with County Agent J. E. Trev-athan in
the interets of 1Boys' Club Work in
Laurens county. Club work was dis
cus9sed briefly at Princeton on Wednes
day njght where two -boys have joined
the calf club. The following schools
were visited Thursday by Mr. Mc
Keown and Mr. Trevathan: Hickory
Tavern, Friendship, Ekom, Nlt. Olive
and -lt. Gallagher. Boys and girls
alike seemed to enjoy the talks made
by Alr. McKeown on the subject of
Club Work. The canipaign for enroll
ment in club work will be continued
in the county to a greater or less de
gree until .lay. It is important to
join early, however, in order to 'get
-the full benefit of the work.
'i-lere are eight of the leading ob
jects of Boys' Club Work as suggested
by L. !L. Baker, Supervising Agent of
Boys 'Club Work:
1. To enlarge the vision of the boy
and to give him definite pun ' ases at a
very important perlod in his life.
2. To intercst 'the boy in Improved
agricultural methods at a' period when
he can .be most easily reached.
3. To assist in the development of
the spirit of co-operaition 'in the fam
ily and in the community.
4. To dignify the vocation of farm
ing, to emphasize its possibilities, and
thus encourage the boys to remain on
5. To emphasize the importance of
keeiling farm record.,; and acciots .
G. To make the boy a deionst rator
of the facts of scientillc agriculture.
7. To develop leadership, responsi
bility, and importance of co-operation
8. To assist the boy in making
money for himself.
Talk to your boy about club work
and encourage him to join either the
Pig Club, Corn Club, or the Calf Club.
J. E. TRE-VATJfA:',
DR. MULLINS TO SPEAK
Will Make an Address Here Next Mon
An associational conference of the
Baptist Churches of the County will be
held -here on Monday, the 21st inst., at
which time Dr. E. Y. Mullins, 'president
of the Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, will make an address at 11
Y'clock. The meeting twill be hold at
the First 'Baptist Church and dinner
will be served by the ladies. An after
noon session will also be held at which
time other speakers will be provided.
-Dr. Mullins, who is one of the fore
most Baptists of tiho nation, has re
cently returned from a six-months tour
of Europe andl he will give the facts
of the European conditions and the
work the denomination is doing at first
hand. Every church of the Laurens
Association is asked to send represen
TJIHOP FINLAY TO PIll-ACH
Will Decliver Addfress af Episcopal
Church Frlday Night. Public In
lit. 1Rev. K. (I. inilay, D). I)., Bishop
CoadjuIItor' of the 10pisc'opal dilocese of
SouthI Cariol in a, will deli ver thie last
address in the series of Lenten ad
dresses at the Chu rch of the EIpiphany
on next Friday niight at 8 o'clock. Ilis
subject will b~e "The Contribution of
the Episcopal Church to a United
Christianity," The public has been ex
tended a cordial invitation to hear him1
on this, his first vIsit to Laurens. lie
wvill also preach at 11 o'clock on next
Sunday morning at the Church of the
Capt. Flemiing Very Ill
Messrs. R. F. and 'H. C. Fierming hays
'been spending several (lays In Green
wood on account of 'the serious illness
of their father, Capt. RI. F. FlemIng.
'Reports from these yesterday wore to
the effect that Capt. Fleming's cond(1
tion showed no signs of Improvement
and that. .there wvas little hope for his
Bulshmiems PIcking Up
Business in the automobile line
seems to b~e piceking up a little, said Mr.
TP. R1. Easterby, of the I'aster'by Motor
Company, yesterd(ay. ie r'eports a
number of entquiries for car's (luring
the ipast week and Monday his concern
dleliver'ed a iDodge sedan to Dr. M, J.
Mnaddnn.. of Clintan,
NEEDED IN CAPITAL
Rev. A. IL% Bird Lays Ctonditionts in Na.
flonal Capital on Hearts of ills
liear(rs Thursday Night.
-Rev. Andrew R. 'Bird, pastor of the
Church of the 'Pilgrims, Washington,
D. C., :who has been speaking all over
the south on the religious situation in
Washington city, and who addressed
the Laymen's Convention In Green
ville Wednesday, came down on the
day following, upon the invitation of
Rev. C. T. 1.,uires, to address a meet
ing at the Presbyterian church Tliirs
day evening. He also addressed the
Lautrens high school on Friday morn
The special purpose of Mr. Bird, as
outlined at thei Presbyterian church,
is to lay upon -the hearts of the Chris
tian people of America a sense of re
aponsibi'lity for the spiritual atmos
phere of Washington City, the capital
of the nation, 'to awake the country to
a realization of the fact that the spirit
ual condition of Washington is not a
local problem, but is a national re
Mr. 'lird called attention to the fact
that Americans generally think of
Washington as a political center, but
seldom have thought of it as a center
of spiritual influence. He showed that
Washington has a very great requtire
ment for the best Christian influences
for four reasons. First, there live in
Washingoton the correspondent.s prac
tically of every newspaper in the
United States. Every time the sun
rises its light makes visible to the
minds of America the thoughts which
during the darkness of the preceding
nhlt have flashed over the wires
from the minds and hearts of these
correspondents in Washington. These
men do not merely report the facts,
but 'they report the facts as seen
through the media of their own sp)ii'it
ual outlook. If they believe that the
principles of Christ are applicable and
practical for business and for govern
ment today, then an limpulse for good
goes throughout Amerlea every tiwen
ty-four hours and makes it easier to
put over movemonts for ri-gh teoisness
in every town and 'hamlet under the
Stars and Stripes. If these men can be
Influenced by a Christian atmosphere
in Washington. the good effects are felt
throughout the land every (lay in the
Another reason why tie best Chris
tian atmosphere is needed in Wash
ington, it was shown, Is because there
lives in .that city another 'group of Inca
who control the business of America.
The Congress of the United States, by
its taxation laws, fixes the prices and
controls the business of the country.
Mr. Bird urged his hearers to enter
into a sympathetic understanding of
the burdens which they impose uponl
their servants in the congress and sen
ante of the United States. le suggest
ed the case of a corporation which nis
covered that it could make a million
dollars a year extra, profi t for their
stockholders if it couild get a cer'taln
law changed. Of course it twould go to
Washington to try -to ge-t the law
changed. Now, it might be simple jums
tire to change that lawv according to
the dlesire of that 'orpioraItioni. Or, it
might work a grievous hardship oni a
large class of citizens -to ('hange it.
The point is that the full force oif that
extra million dollars profit is briouight
to bear' upon thle characters of a coim
pairatively smnall grou p of men in
Wash in gton. Alr. Illi'd cited the t est I
maony of ai mian I:roinenl'it iln this state
as a religious leader to the eff'ect that
a friend of his had refused to allow
himself to 1)0 r'e-elected to congreoss
and hlad 'givenl as his reason thaat lie
thought more of his own soul thani lhe
did of hits .seat in the congress of tihe
United States. "I quit congress," he
said, "to save my soul." Mir. Bird also
qluotedh a number of other' congress
men to t'he same effect. The wvife of
another member of congress in (11s
cussing these various cases withhi.\1r.
Blird remarked to him that she hiad
always felt that a congressma~n n'evei'
left his hioime in the mori'niig and went
down to his ofilen that he did not have
some1 shai'i temiptat ion of this sort put1
up to 'hlmw. 1 7nder' thieso ci rcumstancer:
.\r. Bhird( asked his hearers swhether
they dlid not feel that every American
Christian should unite to keel) the
becacons of unseis ser'vlce and 'of
Christlike Influence 'hurning brightly
in an atmnosphlei'e where men wvere so
largely trusted and so sorely tempted.
Mr'. Bird brou'ght to the 'attention of
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Behind Washington Scenes
Head of Natilonail Farmer's UTioTn ISays
"A ssistant Govern ment" In Washing
totn, imtile up of Itpresentatives of
Varlons Interests, a Great Power.
Washington, March 1 -.-0xistence of
"a new and powerful 'assistant' gov
ernment" in Washington, made up of
the representatives of' various inter
ests, is charged in a statement issued
here tonight by Charles S. .Barrett, of
Union City, Ga., preldent of the Na
tional Farmers' Union and chairman
of the ational board of farm organiza
"The 'assistant' government," Mr.
Barrett says, "has one advantage over
the constitutional 'government. It -is
more effectually trained for its work.
It is an association of specialists. Em
inent men and women who know iall
the legislative, administrative and bu
reaucratic avenues, strects and alleys
in Washington, belong to this inter
esting and patriotic collection of men
Individuals named by ir. Barrett as
included among these are oJsaph Do
Frees, of Chicago, president of the
L'nited States chamber of commerce;
Alfred P. Thon, general counsel of
the Association Railway Executives;
J. 1). A. Morrow, vice president. of the
National Coal Association; George H.
Cushing, managing director of the
Wholesale Coal Dealers' Association;
James A. 1~nary, !general counsel for
the National Association of Mlanufac
turers; Willis Compton, of the Hard
iwood Lumbermen's Assciation; John
IH. Kirby of the Soutthorn Pi*e Men
and R. T. Strasbaugh, president of
the National Canners' Association,
E'ven the foreign governments are
not without their representatives, ac
cording to Mr. Barrett. le says:
"Of course it is improper for foreign
diplomats to attempt to Influence
American legislative or executive ac
tion, but a way has been found to ac
comlplish this. Legislative committees
have been created under the names of
educational bureaus or sUich like.
Those have no definite or tangillo
connection with any accredited diplo
mats, nevertheleop the country which
the diplomat represents is the bene
fciary of their activities."
.\1r. Barrett says no one has yet t-Ak
en a complete census of the men nd
women associated with the "assistant
government," but that "it is estimated
by persons who believe they have cor
rect information that for every man in
both branches of congress there are
at least two patriots In Washington
ready and~ eager' to instrutt himn in huis
"if a stat eman is in doublt on a mat
t'r," lhe (continuted, ''all lie has to do
is to 'onsltt with a member or the
inner c'irtcle or thle 'assistant gov'ernz
ment' and Ihe can inlst antily be set
Mi'. I iarrett asserts that .'Alr. D)e
Frees, who recetly was elected pr'esi
dent of the chambn er of comnmerce of
the United States, "has been given a
iplace among the notables who ate in
Wash ingtoni to assist the government
in its effort to (10 its dutly."'
..\r. Thom, according to Mr. Bar..
rett, "'knoiws more about thle t ranspor
taii oni pr'oblemt insofar as IL may bo
made a subject of national legislation,
thatn any man in the linited States."
"Mr'. Thomn hats for yeatrs benevolent
13' instructed the interstate and for
oign conmmierce commiittees of both
hotuses of congress on what ought to
be (done to and for' the railroads," Mr,
Barrett continues. "lie has the re
spect and coniidence of many of the
leaders and thle approaches to the in
ner11 legislative circles have never been
closedl to h im. lie has shown himt
self on many occasions to be able to
dliver't that thought' of headet's fr'om
other and important logislation to mat
ter's in which the Association of Rail
way Executives are especially initer
"One of the most vir'ile and helpful
or'ganizations which Is assisting the
government in Its efforts to give the
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