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LAUIVENS, S. C., MAY 4, 1921..
May, 10th is designated in this state
as Mehnorlal Day, a day get apart to
comminorate the valor of 'the dead
heroes of the Confederate Army. In
Laurens the ceremonies are generally
held on the Sunday preceding the 10th,
this dy 'being inore acceptable than
a weel4-day. Observance of Memorial
Day was first begun ii-Columbus, Ga.,
in 1866, according to a contribution in
the ed torlal columns of The Augusta
Chroni le, and spread to.other states
of the louth, various states selecting
varIous. dates for its observance, South
Carolitia electing the anniversary of
the death of "Stonewall" Jackson. The
idea spfead to the North, May 30th be
ing nanled as Its Memorial Day.
The jecotunt of the origin of this
almost .sacred day in the South as
taken from The Ch roniele I is as fol
It w.s Georgia-linpire state of the
South-that gave Memorial Day to
(During the War Between tihe Sta'es
there wits organized in Columbus. Ga.,
a Soldiers' Aid Society, which did won
derful work in caring for sick and
wounded soldiers and furnishing neces
sities for those in the tield.
E'arly in I866, the ladies' Memorial
Association rose. proenix-like. from
the ashes of the Soldiers Aid Society.
for when host ilities had ceased, the
thought that animated these faithful.
untiring women was that of beautifying
the last resting place of those who had
worn the gray. The members of the
Aid society had beeni supervising some
work in i nwood Cemetery. in which
the city had set apart a section known
as the "Soldiers Reserve." Two of
the ladies. 'Miss I:; ie lRutherford and
Mrs. Jane M1artin. were strolling
leisurely homeward inl the lat after
noon. Wheni thit former said she
thoutht "it wvould be well to set apart
one day to be annually observed as a
'Memorial to the Confederate Soldiers.
and to place flowers on their graves."
Thle idea appealed to her cotmpanion.
and it was decided to make the suges
tion at the next meetin-. This was
subsequently held at the home of Mrs.
Jlohn Tyler. The suggestion was
tiu ick ly ado ;t ed. M :s. Chas. Williams
was made seeretary of the assoe:ation.
into 1hill the i rs A'd Society
resolved itsei. at .iit ee:nc She
W'.t5 lt~klt,1tt'5t !i o ;a-! th id elk1 (f 1"1
press and to mtake an ap'eai :0 all the
aid societies of the Soutth to become
Mtemorial ssociations and thus gi' e
their c'o-o;'era~t't in makinet Memorial
Day, Ap'rl 2t. a stlral cllsto:'. -the
Sa'.-bath &of thc Soeat: ie' ;-e touiched
the hearts of :es 0
"t.ike the sof2 t h"e tha spedoe
ie earth I on t he n n g of the l esitu
rect iott, so the -o:: ltt of this scnti
Ineint shone' over llixie. and when A;: .1
tihe solditers sleep.
The following ia a eopy of \Irs Wi
lhtns' letrtr to he tress:
" oletr. itor. : Thae ad .2 ar
enigalled la the sad. btut pleasant, duty
Of' orItnamen tin g an timptn iroy tg t hat
port ion of the (City C.emet ery sacred
to the uimmory of our gallant tonfed
eratte dead, but we feel it is an unt
ished wyork unless a day be set aart
annually for irs especial att ention. \\e
can not i-aiso monumen tal sha fts and
inscribe thereon their miighty dleeds of
heroism. but we can keep alive the
memiory of tht debt w e ow 0 them 1;y
dedicating. at least one (lay in each
year. to oembelli sling t hier uminbl e
graves wvith feOwers.
Therefore. We heg the assistance of
the press anit the ladies throughout
the South to aid us in thle efforts to set
apart a certain dlay to be obiserved.,
from thle P'otonina to lie Rio ( Grande.
,andt he handed dowvn through time as
a religious cust om of the Sout h, to
wreathe the 4raves of our matrtyredl
dead with ilowve~rs, and we propose the
26th of April as this (lay.
Let every city. town and village join
in the spleasant diuty. I ,et all alike be
remembered. fromt thle heroes of .\a
nassas. to those who ox pired amidl the
death-throes of our hallowed cause.
We'll crown alike the hoinored rest
lng-places of the immortal -ackson
in Virg;inia. .Iohniston at Shiloh, ('le
hurnie in 'Tennelssee- and thle host of
gallant privatest who adorned our
All did their uty and to all we owe(
our grattitude. 14t the soldiers' gravep,
fotr t hat day at least, lie the Southern
Mecca to whose shrine her sotrrowing
wiomen, like pilgtrims. may annually
bring their grateftul hearts and floral
otfferin, s. And when we remember the
thous~ands who were buit ed witht their
inmartial eloaks around I tem without
SChristian ceremony of ittrment. we
wouild ini'oko thei aid of t he most thr-ill
ing eloquetnce throulhouit the land to
inaugutrate this cuistomi by delivering.
on the appointed day, an eulogy on the
unburied dead of our glorious southern
army. They died for their country.
Whether their country had or had not
the right to demand the sacrifice, is no
longer a question of discussion. . We
leave that for nations to decide, in fu
ture. That it iwas demanded that they
fought nobly and fell'holy sacrifices
upon their country's altar, and are en
titled to their country's gratitude, none
The proud banner under which they
rallied in defense of the holiest and
noblest cause for which heroes fought,
or trusting womem 'prayed, has been
furled forever. The country for which
they suffered and died has now no
name or place among the nations of
Logislative enactment may not be
miade to do honor to their memories,
but the veriest radical that ever traced
his genealogy back to the deck of the
Mayflower, could not refuse t's the sim
ple privilege of pay-ing honor to those
who died defending the life, holfor and
happiness of the Southern Women."
Mary Anne iHoward Willians,
Secretary. Ladies' Memorial Asso
MAY BUILI) WATER
SUPPLY FOR LESS
Council Learns of Survey. Made by
Engineer Hughes that May (ail for
Smaller Outlay of Money.
A sigh of satisfaction iwas breathed
by the city council Monday night, or
rather ioveral sighs were breathed
when the possibility was disclosed of
building the proposed water stiplly
system for around $35,000 instead of
$60,000 as was estimated some time
ago. 1Ongineer Hughes, who was pres
ent at the meeting utpon.t.he rvquest of
Mayor Franks, in reply to questions
of Mayor Pranks and other members
of the council, said that he had made
a recognizance survey.of the prolosed
water system upon the in1st ructions of
Mayor Richey last year, going into
parts of the survey very minutely. and
that the system which he had laid out
would cost in the neighborhood of $35.
000. 1y his plans, he said, water would
he secured above the present water
shed where it would already be fairly
pu re and piped to a reservoir on the
Copeland property by gravitation, do
ing away with the first cost and opera
tion of a pimpiiig station at the source.
The reservoir here would be of small
area but of considerable depth. divid
ed into two parts so that each part
could be cleaned separately. Other
splecificat-ions were practically the
saliie survey which the city recently
had made which provided for very pure
water at the pumping station leading
to tihe stand-iPe. Conncil took no av
tion on the matter as the money for
the proposed systetn is not yet avail
Mayor Franks, on behalf of the comn
mittee whieh went to Augusta to in
spect gravel rocds built in that vicinity.
reported that the committee had found
the gravel of excellent quality where
used on level roads but that tle coi
nittee did not have tline to inspect
roads at some distatice built in a hilly
section. EngIneer 1lughes, who was
present at the meetinug. gave it as his
opinion that the Augusta gravel would
be of a semi-permanent nature on
g rades up to tIve per cent and that if
;placed now on the remietery' hill Onl
North 1Iharper st reet, wiould bie valuable
as a foundat ion for a harid-sur face
road whien the city was .'repared to
build one. Ini this conniection, he ad
v ised that the brid .: ovter the river be
low the cemnetecry be raised about foulr
Mr. I .amar Smith. sec'etary and
manager of the 1,aurens ('atten Mtill
app'earedl before the coutn il and o
fered to co-operate withl the cit y in'
im proving Flecmi n stree as it plansi
to iminprove Mill street by a dvancinug the
money to be repaid to the mill in a
year or* wo. Council expressed a seni
tinment to eOmnply with it o!Yer. iut
postponed definite consideration until
the Mill street work is further ad
lill Martin' driver of the tire
truck. appeared before council aind
asked ,that he be re-inmbursed $%0 for a
suit of (lothecs wvhich he claimed the
council had offered to 'pay for after
a period of six months. Hie said that
when the matter of uniforms for city
employees came up during the alin
istration of Mayor Richey that the
counicil had refused to) buy him a uin
form as the truck drivers did. not
usually remain longer with the city.
but agreed to re-imburse him if he
should buy a suit and remain on the
job for six months. The minutes of
the iueeting referred to were called for
and as the minutes spec ified "'uniform"
rather thatn "suit" and as Mr.' Martin
had only bought a civilian stit his re
quest was denied. No vote was taken
on the <question, Mayor Pr'nks passing
over the matter in the absence of a
muot ion one way or the other.
A. S. Perry, proprietor of the Inu
irens I hotel. appear-ed before the coun..
oil anmd asked for relief from discrimn
inat ion wh lich lie claimed exbstedi in
the license ordinance. lie claimned that
he "was the only person in town pay
ing a hotel license, which is $60, while
other people in lie city are doing a
hotel hua!neag con a hoardlin; houuse
license. Avhuich is $7.5i0. The matter
was referred to the city 'attorney for
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Clinton, '%fay 3.-Mr. and Mrs. Heus
tiss spent the, wek-end in Carlisle
with the latter's parentg.
Mrs. Jno. 'Davenport, of Greenville,
spent several days last week iwith Mrs.
Mrs. At. A. Hays returned last week
from'Dillon after spehding several
weeks yith her dau'hter, Mrs. Jas.
Mrs. Carl Barksdale, of Laurens, was
the guest of Mrs. J. Lee Young last
Airs. Scott, of Washington, D. C.,
spent last week with-hirs. J. T. Robert
Mrs. W. S. Bean returned last week
from an extended visit to her son, Dr.
W. S. Bean, in New Oileans. -
Mrs. Bothwell Graham and daughter
returned last week from a visit to her
sister, Mrs. L. Nic. Kennedy in Spartan
Airs. W. P. Jacobs and children are
the guests of her mother, Mrs. Shock
ley, in Spartanburg, th's week.
Mrs. R. E. Sadler is attending the
Musical Festival in Spartanburg this
Mrs. fE. S. P. Giles spent the week
end in Greenwood- with relatives.
Mrs. E. J. Adair was hostess to the
"MIerry Wives" last Fri4ay- afternoon.
De)icious refresmnients. woere served.
Mrs. Reece Young entertained at
bridge Ihast' Friday afternoon in honor
of Mir. Ca l itrksdale, of Laurens.
After several games of bridge, the
hostess'served delicious Ice cream and
cake to the following: Mesdames Carl
Barksdale, W. P. -Jacobs. R, E. Sadler,
W. B. Owens. Jr.,'W. D. Copeland, Irby
llipp and M1iss Clara Duckett.
Mrs. Eb1" Stone, of Union. was the
guest of h r sister, Mrs. Clayte Bailey
Mrs. J. S. MicGregor and children re
turned to their home in Ruby last
week. with 'ir. and 'Mrs. T. C. Sumerel.
Mr. J. F. Jacobs. Jr.. is spending the
week in Charlesto'- and Atlanta on bus
Mrs. Jas. R. ('opeland is the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Harvey Brannon,
at Statesboro. Ga.. this week.
0111NA LOMS AS
A CAUSE OF WAHl
Answer to Anglo-Anieriean-Japanese
Disarinament Tangle Seen in Orient.
IBy William Philip Simm.)
ShanA hai. April 28.-The heavy fog
of doubt. sumieo1 and hatred which.
prior to 19114, hung over the .Balkans,
has shifted to the Far East and unless
it can be cleared away by some definite
moves on the part of the three govern
ment s principally involved--acts which
will admit of no two interpretations
another contli'et seems inevitable.
tiff of a hh-.hly dangerous sort is
daily being spilled out here in the
Orient, adlding to the confusion. The
wildes't rumors are always in the air'.
geu, c'al ly without even a shred'( of truth
in them: hut eachl addis its mtite' to the
~eneral tension and thus does its little
hit of harm. -Some of the shtrewdest
observers-Americans. lIr'itish and
Japanese-are losing their perspective
l iving as t hey are~ in this tur'bidl itmos
where. dIriving home on noweomners the
need of immttediate steps to clarify the
And Amterica is always the goat.
whatever the comnbination of direful
event~s lpredicted or feared.
Dupes of Fngland i
Some have the i'nited States and
En,:land tobogganing at terrific sp'eed
tow ards war on the theory that since
Germany is down and out America
alone stands in the way of Great Brit
ain's comm-ercial udomination of the
Others are convinced the U'nited
States and Japan are headed in the
direction of an inevitable clash-on the
ground that their ambitions can not
be reconciled in Asia.
A third category of sidewalk diplo
mats see Great Britain conniving to
puish America and Japan into a war
with each other for the double purpose
of removing Tapan as a dangerous com
merci-al rival in 'the Orient and from
the high seas as a rapidly growing
-menace to Britain's merchant marine.
And then there's the group who pro
fess to believe England wants the
U'nited States and Japan to fight so she.
EnTgland, will not have to fight Ameri
ca. Another school o( opinion preach
that Great Britain would like a Ja;'an
ese-American war so that both Japan
and America would receive such a
sethack that she would remain nmndis
putedly in possession of the field.
('ard of Thanks
We thank our many friends and
neighbor~s for their kcindness and help
and also for the beautiful flowers giv
en for the burial of our son and
brother. Alvin D). Powers.
May God's richest blessings rest up
on each and every one of you.
, 19 FiMInr IJUWD
Knocked Down by His Own Automobile
In Greenwood. Several Bones Broken
Mr. r. F. Fleming, of this city, had
one bone in bis ankle broken and two
ribs' fractured in Greenwood Friday
when- ho was knocked down and run
over by his own automobile. Mr. Flem
Ing cranked his ear by hand while it
was in gear and it started off before
he coild get out of the way. The car
passdd over his body and ran a dis
tance of several hundred feet before
it ran into an obstruction which
stopped it.- His little son, R. F., Jr.,
was in the car at the time, but was
ubable to stop -it though he did suc
eed 1tAkeeping It In the street for some*
Mr. Fleming, thought painfully in
jured, is not thought- to be seriously
hurt and is non, at the home of hiq
inother a few miled frm Greenwood
where he is saidto be resting quietly.
SPECIAL NOTICES. $
* e e e ** .g e *$ *
Brick--Laurens Brick Opmpany can
furnish you brick lin.i'a quantity or
Lst-Somewhere between oil mill
and home of W. T.,Crews, sm$ 1 broach
set with diamond and 18 su I- pearls.
Finder please notify 'Mi#s Harlan
Qrews at'Iturens Oil Mill and receive
Lost-In post office, pr bably Friday,
ladies' black parasol. ]Finder please
return to Mrs. E B. B.lphen, 1020 S.
Harper Street, and Vec.ve reward.
Hot Rolls-Fresh hot rolls made on
special orders. Rolls baked morning
after order received. Phone 307.
Wanted-To buy a stock of gro
ceries or dry goods in the town of
Laurens, or lease a store room on the
square suitable far a goiferal business.
Address Globe Dry Goods Comipany,
Newberry, S. C. 42-it
Lost-Tiny baby ring, also small
silk handkerchief. Iinder iplease noti
fy Mrs. C. 1. Parker,-at phone 48.
Corn-1 want to sell 100 bushels
home raised corn at $1.25 per bushel.
Austin MBranilett, Narnie. S. C. 42-2t-pd
For Sah-Two nice cows. One 3
gallon and one 2 1-2 gallon. W. C.
Nitchell, Alountville, S. C. 42-It-pd
RAGS WANTED)-We will buy clean
white rags. Advertiser Office.
Potato Plants-Porto Rico, Nancy
liall, Early Triumph Sweet Potato
plants. $1.50 per 1,000. Greater Balti
more Tomato Plants. $1.60 per 1000.
Large orders, pron1pt shipment. lorris
Plant Co., Valdosta. Ga. . 40-5t-pd
For Rent--Suite of nicest otilces it
town. See Dr. W. 11. Dial. 40-2t-pd
For Salt-Ear corn in shuck. car
iots 90c per bushel f. o. b. Dunbarton,
S. C. U. F. Owens. 39-5t
Eggs-From my Barred Plymouth
Rocks at just half price, since April
1st, $1.25 per 16 eggs. delivered. Mrs.
Grover C. Roper, Ixurens, S. C., R. F.
D. 6. 39-5t-pd
Notle--ThiA is to notify the public
that on account of all supplies being
sold on a cash basis I will be forced
to demand cash of my patients who do
not pay in full their accounts this
spring. if I can collect the accounts
(1ue me1 I will 1b0 in a Position to con
tinue serving as a physician but if I
do not. it will be necessary for me
to go on a cash basis also for nmy ser--'
vice. Those interested witll take dlue
notice and not be disap'pointed if they
are refused further credit. J. L. Don
non, M1. D). ' 39-3t-pd
Notie--I have arranged to be in
Ilurens two days each. fnonth. If your
piano needs tuning leave order with
R5. 31. & .E. Hi. Wilkes & Co. 0. M1.
Tslli, Piano Tuner. 28-tf
0. Langdon Long
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Enterprise NationaliBank Building
All I~egal Business Given
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, South Carolina
Offee in Peoples Bank B'ailding
Simpson, 'tooper & Babb
Attorneys at Law.
WMm Practice hn anl State Ceurts
Prompt Attention Given Afl Bueses
Oil Tanks and Pumps, Air Com
pressor., Comp tin -Scales, Floor
Scales, Show ,1c Account Reg
isters, Rebu Cash Registers,
Safes, Store Fixtures.
THE JBAXILTON SALES CO.
Columbia, 8. C.
C. C. Featherstoni W. B. Enight
PEATHUERSTONEr A KNIGHT
Attorneys at Law
Laurens, S. C.
WillBav PrmptandCarefa t en
Offiee orer Palmetto Bank
bir. Featherstone' will .spend Wednes
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Gas and Oil
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