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VOLUME XXXVI LAURENSo SOUTH CAROLINA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1921.
Ben Greet Players on the
Successful Conedy.4ranma, "The Man
From Homie" to be One of Strong
Attractions This eYar. ien Grec4
Players to 'Give "As You Like It."
The successful comedy drama, "The
Man From Home"; .the famous Ben
Greet Players in Shakespeare's tim
mortal comedy, 'As You Liko It;"
Katharine Ridgeway and Ralph Bing
ham, popualar entertainers; a musical
recital by the artists of the Mercer
Company; significant, informative lec
tures and exc:>tion'al musical enter
tainment coipan-is-these are nota
'ble attractions which will appel-ar on
the 1921 Redpath Chautauqua to be
held in Laurens April 20-27 inclusive,
Music, drama, fun and philosophy -all
blond into an exceptionally superior
seven days' program.
The Nevins Concert Company, ap
pearing on the first afternoon, is coi
,posed of five young artists of person
ality. They feature with distinction
and versatility the tuneful and melo
die compositions -of the groat Ainerl
cau comiposer, Ethelbert Nevin. Theor
truly artistic program wdill be varied
with clever impersonations and Iopui
lar elisenble numbers.
"America Looking Ahead" -is the lec
ture, on the opening *night, -by Monta
ville Flowers, eminent publioist. Thi
-compellinig speaker emphasizes the
prIncilples wpon which ithe future life
and happiness of the nation depend.
. The Chapel Singers, on the second
day, feature representative sacred mu
alc, beaut~fuilly sung. Their progran
also offers i splendid variety of popu.
lar numbers and will -be sure to please
the entire audience.
Lewis A. Convis, lecturing on the
second nig'it. present-i an interestln,
and vitally inforniative addre-ss; on
Bolshevism in Russia and Siberia. Iii
inteiretatioli of the soul of the SIa
vic race is authorative and challengin;
Of exceptional intereat are his experi
ences a!, a nieiber of the famous Pol
The artists' recital by the Mercer
Company, on the third afternoon, w)ll
be highly appreciated and enjoyeo.
Harry Yeazelle Mercer, well-known
tenor, and Ilarold Ayers, violinist, are
the feature artists of the company.
The i h lird night, will b1:.e "Art it
Night." A concert by the MerCer
Company will be followel by an in.
terpretative recital by Kathri ne R d e
way. Mis iRidgekay has 1en en
thusiatically received in all pa-:ts o!
the United States. Pat hos, fire ami
love of ( tdoor thinugs, all contfribute
to oneC cetrail thmeime in hier priogram1
"'Cr1imc-Its 'auise, Princ an 1 l
Pr'eveniin 1)1'will -h'e the sub ljc(t of
thilin Jg and~ coinst ruicti ve lectur ie by~
D~etective ltirry' J. ianose. Illis as
tounding information is based oni first
hand :e x perience w'ithi tihe "systeim" In
crime andl time acti vitle!; of criml nab
The famous lien Gireet Playarst wvil
Q. s5plendid! ('ast a:)ear on thei f I;:
night in Shakhespeare's great comerl.
"As You laike It." Sympathetie in
terpretat ion of the d ramiatist 's subhtl(
humor and .bliante char'acteiizatito;
distingu'ish this excoilent pirodluction
whice i ossses all the wvitchery o'
the poet's genius.
A pop'ular concert iby the National
Male Quartet is 'the featuro of the(
flfth afterntoon. This organization i.t
notable for ani unusually harmoniout
blending of exceptinal solo voices
andl for rare musical and entertain
mn'it abllity. Quartet music of the
highest ty.0e. as wvell as humoroum
impersonlai'ons by Charles Cox, mane
'ger of the comipany, render t'he pro
gram thoroughly dlelighitfu-l.
A big C.hautanqua feature will hE
Dr. Frederick Monson's lecture on thui
fifth night. "Tme Truth About Mexi
co" is especially valuable becauseoi
includes a vigorous presentation of
Dersonal experiences with such moei
as Diaz, Hiuerta, Villa, Carranza and
-Obregon. The lecture is illutrated
'by magn-ificent pictures.
-Dr. Frank L,. Loveland's ehalteng
ing address on "The Perils of Democ
racy" -is .the result of extensive inves
igertiona both at. home nne n Iduropo
TO SELEC'T, ORATOMtS
FOLt SCHOOL CONTISTS
Preliminary Contest to be held In
Court House Friday Evening. Public
Preliminary contests for selocting
representatives of the Laurons high
school in the Daurens County Ora
toical Contests on Ap-ril 1st, the
Piedmont Contest in Greenviille on
April 15th and the State Con-test in
Columbia on April 21st, will be held
in the courthouse on Friday, -March
25th at 8 P. M. The following is the
program to which the public is cor
Raymond Gaston-"Lest We For
-Fred Clifton-"Amoilca, a World
'Winifred Sitgreaves-"College Oil
Margaret Knight-"The Story of
Flrances Knight-"The Unfinished
Nancy Meng-"The Lion and the
Music will be furnished by a chorus
of high school girls, Dorothy Fairey,
Miss Mildred Laney, and Messrs. Cecil
Raper and J. D. 4Parker.
ATILANTA STIRItBD BY
WOIiK OF BUNCO RING
Atlanta, March 19.-Following an
address before a mass meeting attend
ed by several thousand Atlanta citi
zens, in which Solicitor General Boy
kin .repeated his sweeping accusations
that the Atlanta detective department
allowed an organized gang of con-fl
dense .men to conduct their swindles
In Atlanta for more than four years,
and allowed'a syndica'te of gamblers to
aporate a big ganiblin-g house in vairl
ous downtown buildings without mo
lestation e. resolution was adopted
pledging the united support of those
attending the meeting to Solicitor Boy
kin, "and other public oflicials charged
with responsibility in their efforts for
the preservation and enforcement of
law and order."
'Boykin charged -that the "bunco
ring" inaugurated conspiracy to got
rid of James 'L. Beavers as chief of
police and put Lamar Poole, chief of
detectives, in his place, and to put
Detective 1). T. Shaw in Poole's place
as head of the detective department.
lie decl-ated that Floyd Woodward, a
well known local man was at the head
of the "bunco ring."
President of Student (overnment
in the elcetion of ofilcers of the
stuident body at' Winthrop college, held
recently, Iis Martha Franis of this
city was elected president. This Is
Said to be the mt110A coVed 10 honor in
the intittiion and is an indication of
persoal ipoularity as well I as stiudious
iiis leetuire on the sixth afternoon
stiiulates a patriotism btsed on a
SaneC and~ ~ ~ty Amien~Cni sm. It. lilis
a genutitne need in' the~se dlays of eo
nom1 I ici nest.
''The Mlan Frtomii lime,"' on thle
si xth n :Ahi, is one of the most suc
eessful of mnodern comedly d ramas.
'iThe pilt IcenIter. a roun d the aidvetn
ltres of ant eccenutr'ie young lawy'er
and1( his i fiorts to save his warid, a
rotmati -title-lhutinlg girl, from a
conspiring family of the ''line tlower"'
of i'iurope. 'PThrillinug situnations, bub
1bing humtior' andi clever acting mta ke
this iylay an) exceptionially3 p~p ulatr
Foil.. . ttg a delightful musical pro0
gram on the last afternoon, Wallace
lBruce Amnsbury, author and interpre
ter, wilt give a lecture-reciital, lie re
ntews for his audioec's the Clusivye
charm and wholesome humor of James
Whitcomb Riley. Entertaiing sketch
es from the lire and works of Rtiley
atre interspersed with interesting per
sonal reminiscenses of the 'boloved
Hoosier poet. Mr. Amsibary 'is both
an entertainer andl lecturer.
As a .fltting close to a delightitul
entertain-ing and uip-to-the-mInute prto
gram cotmes Ralph Ilinghiam, one of
America's greatest fun-makcers, a
humorist of-the highest order.
in accotrdance wit hthe long statndl
ing policy of 'the Rtedpath IDureau a
special at y hour' will be conducted
each m i 'g or afternoon fotr the
childron. Thoroughly trained youtn~g
women w-ill have charge .of thIs work.
The stories will prove an unfilling
(elight .to t,ho yonuntrs.
HEAR DR. MULLINS
Speaker Tells of Condiftlns In Europe;
Great Need for Workers Now.
'Speaking before a largo assembly of
Laureus county Bmptists .gathered here
Monday in their annual conference at
the First Baptist church, Dr. E. Y. Mul
lins, president of the Southern Bay
tist Seminary told in an impressive
way how he found conditions .in Eu
rope during a recent visit 'to hat con
tinent and how an oppqrtunity had
been opened to the Baptists which
iakes the war-torn countries one of
the most inviting flelds'for Baptist mis
sion'ary work in th6 'world. lOvery
church in Laureris association was
represented and the meeting was pre
sided over by Rev. S. H1. TIempleian,
pastor of the First church. 1Dr. Mul
liis congratulated the churches of the
assoclation for 'their one hundred per
cent representation, the state for
furnishing the birth-place of .the sem
inary und for having the reputation
of keeping faith with the pledges the
Baptists made In supportng various
causes. The main feature of Dr. Mul
lins' address was the sketch of his
travels in Europe with Dr. J. B. Gam
broll. At a great convention of Bap
tIsts held last July In England flive
countries of Southern Europe had been
alloted to the Baptists of America to
do missionary work in. It was while
touring those countries that Dr. Mil
lins was 'thoroughly convinced of the
position he had already taken that the
world war does not prove that religion
is a failure but rather it proves every
thing else a. failure except religion.
Finough Baptists were found in the
countries visited for a nucleus for a
good beginning and these Baptists
were eager for missionary aid from
Dr. C. E. Burts, geipral secretary of
the State Mission board, followed. Dr.
Mullins and -made a strong appeal in
behalf of keeping faith -in the matter
of pledges for the 75 Million Cam
pabign. Dr. Dill of Greenville and Dr.
G-randburry of Gaffney made brief ad
dresses along the same lines.
COUNCIL HOLDS SESSION
Routine Matters Occupy Attentlon ot
With tie exception of the "dog in
cldent" referred to in another column
of this paper, the City Fathers in the
regular semi monthly meeting Mon
diay night g[ve their attention langely
to routine matters. Discussions of the
finances of the city take place at ev
ery meeting of the council, but little
headway has been made in securing a
loan to tide the city over until taxes
are collected. rhe stumbling block as
referred to in letters to local bankers
is the financial statement gotten mp
by tihe city clerk which shows a float
ing indebtedness of considerable pro
Mayor Franks was authorized to
take up with the school trustees the
matter of the needs of a school buld
ing w ithm a ylew of ordering the bonid
elect ion authiorized dhuring the last ses
sion of the leg islaturec. The ('ouil d
expects to have -an estimate of thei
cost of lproposed Iimprovomuents before
orderin~ 'the elhectio)n.
T1he mayor andl chief of police roere~
authorized to confer together and se
eure~ sprIng su!!t for the police force.
The license paid Into thme city by D r.
G. C. .Al bright before hIs deathb was
ordlere'd repanid to his estate.
The city clerk and treasurer, Stan
ley.Crews, was presented with *a wed
ding Present of $25 as an expression of
appireciation 'from the Council.
JOINS CAltIER FORCE
J. Alloen larksdale Gives Up Sellitng
Clothes to Delier Mail.
J.. All' Barksdale, who has been
with the othing dlepartment of the
Wells Clardy Company for several
years, has given uip his place there and
joined Uncle Sam's forces a a mail
carrier' on R. 'F. ID). Route I. Louis
Anderson, who has boon on Route I
goes to Route 4, while W. L. Taylor,
who has been on Route 4 goes to
Route 5, arwiarded to him on account
of pnriority of service. Rote 5 :mas
been served since last December by
N. J. Anderson, relief carrier.
For Near Eastt Relief
The Philathea class of the FIrst
Baptist church, has made a contribu
tion of $100 to the Near 19atst Rolief
cause time check 'hein-g sent to head.
quarters in Columbia.
MR. R. F4 FLEMING, SR.,
DIES AT GREENWOOD
Father of Messrs. IL. F. and H. C.
Flening Passed Away at Age of 80.
Mr. H. F. .Fleming, Sr., father of
Messrs. R. F. and H. C. Fleming of
this city, passed away at Ihis home
near Greenwood Sunday afternoon and
was buried in the family cemetery
there Monday afternoon. The funer
af saervies were attended by his two
so's and his two sisters, Mrs. E. J.
Garlinigton and Mrs. W. W. Jones, be
sides other relatives.
Mr. Fleming was born and raised in
this county and had m'any friends
here who were deeply affected by his
death For a long time after the nwar
he was in business here with his
brother, .the late J. 0. C. Fleming, do
ing business in the old stand on the
west side of the public square where
their father, Samuel Fleming, conduct
ed a similar business -in the 40's and
The follving account of his death
was taken from- the Greenwood Index
.Journal of Mlonday afternoon:
Mr. R. F. Fleming, Sr., one of
Greenwood's best known andi most
substanftial citizens died at 1; home at
Scotch 'ross, four miles south of
Greenwood Sunduiy afternoon about
six o'clock. He had been ill for some
weeks and his condition h'ad boen
critical for some days before the end
came. h'le grief and distress over
his passing Vas none the less to the
large circle of relatives and friends
in this and Laurens counties inhere
he was so well known and so highly
Mr. Fleming was born at Laurens,
this state, on the eleventh day of Oc
tober, 1810, and therefore 'was in his
80th year. Ils )arents were Samuel
Fleming and Harriet Jane Williams,
both of Lia.urens county.
As a boy Nir. Fleming attended the
old iaurensville Academy and when
prepared for college entered the fresh
man class of the then South Carolina
College, now the- State University, In
.January 1859 at the 'age of nineteen.
In Aipril 1861, he joined a company
comp~osed entirely of South Carolina
College students and was with this
coml)any on duty on Sullivan's Island
during the tine of the bombardment
of Fort Sumter. The company of col
lege stulents returned to Columbia. in
May and remained in college until the
summer vacation began 'in July of
that same year. In September follow
ing he enlisted for Confederate service
in Company A Third S. C. V., then
knolyn as ithe Stale Guards. When the
company avas re-orgalized in 1862, he
was elected o/lderly sergeant and re
imained in that. capacity until elected
lieutenant in December, I1 862. lie
fought. In the battles of Savage Sta
tion, .\alvern 1111, 'llarper's Ferry,
Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg, tak
ilng part in all the sliirinishes anid bat
ties fought in by his company until
wound iilei aIt tihe bat:jttle of Frederieks
I'ar'ly in life Alr. Fleming united
withI the Prie(sbyterianl churichl at ILau
rens andi fori ai inmber' of yer t5wAis
an active decacon in this chuirch. At
the timin of lis deathi hue was a f'aith
foul member i of the G reenwood P'resbyv
terlan churchel, and( dlevot ed to the
firother'hood (lass of the Sunday
School of this churich.
ie was marr'ied on Novembher 5,
1873 to M\iss Zemilla i'tstelle Creswell,
datughter of ('apt. Ii, Ii. Creswell, of
Scotch Cr'oss, four' miles southb of
Gr ueen wtood. She with Ithtree child ren
survive him. .\essrs. It. F., Jr., and~
II. Cresswell, of Laurens, anti Miss
Laouise FlemIng. ie leaves also tawo
sisters, Mrs. F. .T. (arlington andI Mt's.
W. WV. .Jones, hot h of Laurens.
Mr'. Fleming was a constant stit
feirer ftrom the wouind received in bait
tlo and suffered greatly because of
it. In 1905 an opoeration was Fperformf
edi on this wounded foot andl a piece
of shoe leather .fromn the shoe 'worn
at the time of the -wound was removed
froin hIs foot, having been car'ried
by himn for fIfty-eight years.
Hie bore his suffering through -all
these years wv-th Churistbian fortitude
and patience. Ills vitality was most
wonderful and thotigh he had many
cases of severe illness in which his
life was dlespailred of .by the family,
he -aliwnya felt that be was dlestined
to0 recover andI this5 hopeful feelIng
had much to do 'withi his having lived
th rough so matny yearu.
On accoumt of -ill healih he and his
family moved from Lanurcns to
Gainesville, .Fist, wher f'e hey lived foir
CLAIM AGAINST ('ITY
FOR DEATI OF O )((
T. C. Owinigs aud E, 11. Martin Claim
*50 Damages Against City for Shoot
lig of 'OPossum Dog.
Varied and conflicting were claims
made before City Council Monday
,night tWhen Messrs. T. C. Owings 'and
E. W. Martin al)peared to supptort a
claim for $50 which they flied against
the city on account of the shooting of
a dog wirich they owned. Mr. .1. C.
Ow-ings, father of T. C. Owings, was al
so present at the nieetin', to protest
against liberties taken on his pren
ises when the (log was shot.
The .trouble grew out of a report to
the city police Monday afternoon,
Alarch 7th, that a mag-dog 'was at
large on 'West Main street in the vi
cinity of 'Mr. Owings' home. Tho re
port w'as telCplioled in by Charlie
Barksdale, nwho teoilled to that. effect
at the council meeting, and Policeman
Martin received the report. On ac
count of the absence of two policemen
in Rock Hill and the expectation of a
long distance telephone call from
G-reenville, Policeman Martin depu
tized Rufus 'Barnet, a young man
about 23 years of age, to go 'to the
scene and shoot the dog. Mr. Barnett
was absent from the hearing Monday
night, 'hut Ludie Nelson, a small boy
who accompanied him with a niumin ber
of other boys, testlfled that when they
arrived on the scone -they -saw the (log
in the alley leading to the rear of Mr.
Owings' home, that Barnctt followed
the dog down the alley and shot at 1im
but evidently missed him, that the dog
went 'through a hole in the fence into
either the pasture or garden behind
the house and that he lost sight of him
there. Mr. Barnett, lie said, caie back
up the alley and shot through the
fence in the corner of the garden im
niediately In the roar of Mr. Owings'
residence and killed a dog, though lie
did not say that it was the same (og
that had run down the -alley. The re
pott from Mr. Barnett was that the
dog that lie first shot at ran into the
garden and was killed by him at the
second shot near the house.
The contention of the Messrs. Ow
ings nwas that the (log which was killed
was not a niad (log and had not been
outside of the garden nor away from
the spot where he was killed. They
stated that the (log had been sick for
several days and had only been re
lon.sed at d'inner time of that day and
that they were qulte certain that he'
had not been outside the yard. Besides
this, they complained that the city
policenvan had exceeded his authority
iII doputizing a young man and a
crowd of boys to perform the dtitie:i
of a policeman and that the lrivacy
of their home had been disturbed by
the shooting in addition to tile loss
nwhich had resultted from the killing
of the dog.
Polictniaii Martin '(enlled sever:il
witnesses to substantiate Iis position
in the case, saying that Ie felt that in
the case of a Mad (d0(og anybody had a
right to kill one -anl that h1I' had apol
ogized( to Mr. Owines thle follow'ing
day rot' the shioot'n on his. phice.
Foil owiniig fthe hieartinig of witniies
the countcil took the( cane tundert con
siderat ion bt decided toi cotnsttlt tihe
city attotney for' advi'e.
Th'le ilrst game os" basbmall of mth le
season will he played 'n the local ia
nmond on Friday aft eranon, when the
toam t'(prte.set in g the Laurencus hiigh
school will meet the Cli nton hiigh
school teamn. The gamen will be called
at 41 p. ml. Adtmissloon will be 15 and
four yeatrs. it 1888 they mioved b~ack
to South Catrolina, locatitig at Scotch
Cr'oss the home of M's. Fleting's f'a
thetr and whletre shte had spent, her girl
hiood. S4ice 1838 M'. Fleming htas
been etngaged 'in fareming with mtarkedl
succoss. Of late years lie has left
the management of the large fatrm in
gr'eat part -to his son, Mt'. Hi. Ct'eswell
Funeral ervices will lie held at the
home this afternoon at half past five
o'clock, the burial to follow in the
family burying ground near the home.
F~ollowving is a list of pall 'bearers:
Active: A. S. Tiartzog, fl. .11. Mill
ing, Marshall Sanders, R. I". Jons, A.
C. Toddl, Charles Fleming, LBruco
Batrksdlale, and J1. P. t8ockmani. liont
oratry pall hiear'ers will be Cotifeder
ate Veter'ans, metmbers of the Brothier-.
hood( 'Class of the Presbyterian chiurich
andl the Rlober't A. Walle' Clhaipter, U.
O[[AR[D BY AMY
Young's Township Farmer
Cleared of Murder
OF THE CASE
Case of Claude Owens, Charged with
hilling Is Father, (oiitined to
Next Tern on Accouit. of Absence
of MNaterial Witness. Many Cases
Robert utrdette, tried for his life
four times for the killing of 1). 1).
Stoddard noar Owings Station in the
early summer of 1917, was cleared by
a jury of twelve men Thursday after
deliberating in the juiry room a I ttle
more than three hours. The case
which 'has taken from tiwo to four days
lo try on previous occasions took less
than two days this time, going to the
jitry at noon of the second day. The
first trial of the case in March of 1918
res}plted In a mistrial. The second
trial .in March of 1919 resulted in 'a
conviction of manslaughter and a sen
tence of five years. On an appeal to
the supreme court the case was re
manded for trial .again and on the
third trial in June 1920 -a mistrial
again resulted. The case was heard
tihe fourth time Thursday, resulting
in an acquittal. .
The case of Claude Owens, charged
with killing his father, Allen Owens,
near Gray Court last fall was contin
led until the next session of court on
account of the sickness of a material
Robert Gilliam, a negro boy, was
acquitted of the charge of killing a
negro girl near Goldv-ille last Novem
ber he putting ip a pleas of -accidental
killing. The gun with which tile kIll
Ing took place was placed in evidence
and was shown to have been defec
Garrett Phelips was convicted of sim
ple assault and given 30 days or $100.
Lidle Fuller, colored, charged Nwith
murder, entered a please of murder
with recommendation for mercy. He
was given a life sentence. Fuller was
charged with killing a negro woman
near Grav Court several months ago.
Clarence Ghlasgow', convicted of
hturglary and larceny, was given two
Yancey Ouzts, convicted of sImple
assault, was givein 20 days or $50.
IHorace Elilore, charged with muir
der, was convicted of ma nslaughter
and givcn three years, Caroline L.ea
man indicted along with Elmore was
The following entered pleas of
Wister Davis, house breakin.g and
laIreeny , G mnoniths.
Lizzie Simpson, Vioi'alion of pro
hilbit ion law, six months or $1 00.
SAid ie Workman, assaul t anmd hat
tery, two months or $100.
.hi m Iloiter. violation of proi hiition
law, six miothts and .1 suspendied dumr
inmg good belhavior'.
F'urmuan 8ullivanu, assauilt amnd hat-.
tory, 1 year.
Ed RobertsonI housce breaking and
Alonzo Roldinson, lamrceny from the
fild, 2 monuthis.
Will I IilIson, violation of pmhlbitlion
lai~', (G monthus amid foumr s uspiended.
Te courmt adjonednc Fida y niight
after' disposing of much business.
.1 ud.ge To wnscnd , who held1 ~i cout
here for his fi rst time, made a pleas
ing impression upon court officials and
the public generally. lie w'as comn
mended for Is consi de'ation for all
attaches of the courit and his firm
ness and fairness In melign out jus-.
Patents Alufo Devie
Mr. Jlames V. Milami returned from
Deotroit Sunday after displaying -to
miainufactur iers there his spuecification
for a rotary sleeve valve motor for au.
tomob)iles on 'which lie han secured
Washington patents. Mr. Milam said
hat he was very munch ipleased with
t.he reception accorded( his invention
'and that be is confident that it 'will
be pr'oven a suic'cess. A .large mianu
facturer' agreed to have a model and
tests made at the factory's expense,
Mr. Milam to receive a hafndsome re
w'ardl in case thet miilol prouves out