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VOUExxxvi. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1921.NMRR4
Cily Schools to Close Schol
IN ORERA HOUSE
The 1920-21 Session of Laurens City
Schools to Come to an End with
Commencenent Exercises in Presby.
terian'*Church Friday Night.
The closing exercises of the Lau
rens city schools 'will be held in the
F irst Presbyterian church Friday night
'beginning at 8 o'clock. The address
of the evening -will be delivered by Dr.
J. W. McGlothlin, President of Fur
man University. The annual sermon
was preached iby Rev. B. R. Turnip
seed, pastor of the Main Street Metho
dist church, Greenwood, Sunday night
in the presence of a large audience.
This afternoon at 5 o'clock the ex
hibit of the home economics depart
ment will take place at the school
building and tomorrow afternoon the
competitive military drill for the 0. B.
Simmons medal will be held. Thurs
(lay night the Class Day exercises will
be held in the Opera House, boginnmg
at 8 o'clock.
The following is a comicplete program
of the remahiing exerci.es:
Wednesday, May 18, 6 to 6 P. M.
Exhibit of Home Ecojomics, Depart
ment-High School Building.
Thursday, May 19 4 P. M.
Competitive Drill for 0. B. Simmons
Thursdaly, 8 1. 1l., Opera House
Class Day Exercises.
Address of Welcome-Nancy Meng,
Class Poem - - . - Leora Hunter
Chorus-Suminer Night-R. R. Forman
Class F'story - - 'Margaret Lake
Class Criticism - Dorothy Fairey
Chorus-The Garden of Roses
Class Will - - - 'Carl Putnam
Vocal Solo - - Dorothy Fairey
Class Prophecy - Eleanor Miller
Class Song - - - Class of 1921
Friday, 8 P. M., First Presbyterian
Invocation - - 'Rev. W. S. Holmes
Salutatory - - Raymond Gaston
Vocal Solo - - Dorothy Fairey
Valedictory - - Caroline Holmes
Violin Solo - - John B. Parker
Address - - Dr. W. J. McGlothlin
Vocal Solo - - Mrs. Robert Roper
Delivery of Diplomas
Supt. I. W. Gasque
Instrumental Solo, Miss Frances Davis
Presentation of Honor Medal
Mr. R. E. Babb
Presentation of Simmons Medal
- -Mr. R. T. Wilson
Presentation of D. A. R. Medal.
Benediction - - Rev. J. P. Kilgo
"POOR MARRIED M AN" PLEASES
'hiekory Taverni School Closes With
A large and enthusiastic crowd
greetedl the players of "The Poor Marn
ried Man" given 'hy hickory Travern
ll-gh -School pupilsuindler the diirection
of Miss Maggie J. flecks,.princi'pal of
the school, last Friday evening.
Over forty, dollars were made for,
the school. The players took their
parts weli and were congr'atulated on
their stage ability.
This mnai'ked the closing of a very
successful year, and the teachers wei'e
Prizes for excellency and improve
ment were gold medals, given by Miss
Beeks, to Miss Cora E. Bolt and Mello
Aborci'ombie. The others winning
gOldl prizes were Thelma Owens, Mar..
gie Weathers and Nanniie Lee Thioma
son and Melle Abercromble.
Gold1 pins were 'given for excellency
andl improvement by Miss Henderson
to Masters Robert Wasson and Jack
Bolt, fsecondl grade.
Allegced Murderer Held(
-Acting on a letter from Sheiif B. F.
Sample, of Saluda county, a negro giv
ing his name as John Jones was ar
rested near Clinton Monday by Rlural
P/oliceman Abrams and turned over 'to
Sheiriff Reid to be heldl pendling the
arrival of officers from Saluda for
idlentification. Jones, 'who is thought
to have -been -living under an assumed
name here, is wanted in Saluda coun
ty for murder and jall-breaking.
Mondell Delivers Address lin Phila.
-Philadelphia, May 13.-The present
condition of world affairs affords a
wonderful opportunity for consum
mating an international disarmament
agreement, Representative Frank W.
AMondell, Reputblican floor leader in
the house, said today in an address
before the American Academy of Po
"litical and Social Sciences. "Provi
dence has offered that opportunity,"
'directly to 'the United States, he add
ed, as the only nation which can
take the initiative without- confessing
Confidence that every nation would
welcome an invitation to join in dis
armament and that the argreement
could be easily carried out was ex
pressed by the speaker. Unless dis
armament was agreed to, he declared,
the next conflict "might easily cause
a large part of .the world to revert to
"As the condition of the world's
affairs affords us this wonderful op
'portunity," Mr. Mondell continued, "it
also lays upon us a great duty and re
sponsibility. As we are the only na
tion that can logically and -without
embarrassment tpropose the limitation
of armaments, it becomes our .bounden
duty-a duty we can not dodge or es
cape-to do it, and to do It as quickly
as we may when conditions seem ripe
"The world will, in my opinion,
agree to a limitation of competition
in armaments because the world must
know that therein lies the only -hope of
solvency and rehabilitation."
FOR S. S. CONVENTION
Laurens Association al Sunday School
Convention to Meet with First ip.
tist Church May 81.
The program for the Laurens Asso
clational Sunday School convention,
'arranged .by W. P. Culbertson, Pres.,
and C. A. Power, Secretary, has been
announced, the convention to be held
in the First Baptist church of this
city on Tuesday, May 31. Am6ng those
to be present for addresses are J. L.
Corzine, T. J. Watts, and Miss Nuckols,
all prominent workers of the Baptist
denomination in this state. A large
representation is expected from each
Sunday School of the Laurens Asso
The following is the program as an
nounced 'by the officers of the conven
10:00 A. M.--Devotional Service. C. U.
10:30-Address: "The Value of Asso
clational Conventions". Dr. Edward
11:00-Discussion: "Our Rural Sun
day School Campaign." J. L. Cor
11:45-Address: "The Sunday School
Seeking the Lost". T. J. Watts.
12:30 - Discussion: "Present Day
Needs of Laurens'- County Sunday
Schools." John W. Watts and C. HI.
2:15-Address. iimr. C. E. Burts.
3: 00-Normal W~ork Demonstration
A lesson from the Normal Manual,
Division I. Mr. Corzine.
3:45-Conference -on Elementary
Methods. Miss Nuckols.
Buzsinesis and adjournment.
"H atcha. Koo"
"Katcha-Keo", a positively up-to-the
minute musical fantastiiue, will be
given June 13th at the Opera House
under the auspices of tihe Business
Women's Club. "Katcha--Kon" is 'both
Oriental and American. It tells an in
teresting afory of an Amerlean aviator
who, lost in India, mnqurmades as an
Oriental Fakir and meets with many
thrillIng 'adventures. A vein of rich
comedy runs through .the pIece and
there are novel and ibrilliant musical
andi spectacular effects. The patriotic
idea gprettominates throughout and
there Is a wonderful finale entitled
"Iberty Aflame" in which all the Al
11i(1 nations participate.
Exercises at Ekom
'An ,entetrainment, consistlng of
songs andl recitations, .will .be given at
I Ikom school house Thursday night,
May 19th, to which the public is in
Vitedl. A pienic and 'base bail -game
will lbe held at the same iplace the fol
Committee to Circulate Bond Petitions
for Public Improvements. Majority
of Free-Holders Must Sign.
The prolosed, bond issues for civic
in)rovenents will have to be voted on
separately for each cause, advised A.
C. Todd, Esq., city attorney, at the
meeting-of Council Thursday night. ie
turned over to the Council the four
petitions which must be signed by a
majority of the free-holders before the
election can be ordered. Tile petitions
will be circulated by a committee from
the Chamber of Commerce today and
for the next few days until all of the
free-holders have been reached.
Tho petitions are four in number,
the total amount of money to be asked
for being $125,000.
As explained by Mayor Franks yes
terday the $35,000 issue for street im
provement will be used in defraying
the cost of the connecting links al
ready mnade of top-soil on the roads
leading out of the city and for the im
provement of other streets.
The proceeds from all of the other
issues will be used in ipart in the Lau
rens Mill village, where it is general
ly conceded little money has been
spent by the city for public improve
ments. The $20,000 bond issue for
sowerage will bo- used largely in the
mill village as will the $10,000 for ex
tension of the lighting system. Tile
$60,000 for the extension of -the water
system will 'be used for the propoesd
new filtering station and reservoir, be
sides the extension of water lines to
sections of the city not now being
Besides consideration of the bond
Issues, Council took up several other
matters. Mr. '%. L. Suith, secretary of
the Laurens Mills, reported the results
of his conference with higher oflicials
and as a result the Council came to an
agreement with the mill for -the im
provement of Fleming Street by which
the mill will bear a considerable part
of the expense and loan the city funds
for its share of the 1work.
'Upon a request from the manage
ment of the Princess Theatre, Messrs.
Lee Bros. & Switzer, the lease for the
Opera House heretofore-held by air.
J. E. Bolter, of 'Piedmont, was ordered
transferred to the former upon the
joint request of both iparties, the rental
and duration of the lease to remain the
CLUJI DAM RWAKS
Bols.Terro Lake Emptled as Result of
Heavy Rains Friday. Being Rebuilt.
As a result of heavy rains coming so
shortly after the completion of the
lake at the IBis-Terre Country' Club
between Laurens and Clinton, the
spill-way of the dam gage away Friday
afternoon about two o'clock, almost
two weeks to the hour after the water
had been let In. Inl the course of an
hour or so the lake, wiich had re
tilred two weeks to fill i, was piac
tlcally empty agaIn and~ time work of
rebuIlding tile spill-way ihad to 'be
startedl over againl.
The contract for rebu'tldinlg tile
blroken section ihas 'been1 let to Gleo. C.
Ordlorne, conltractor dloinlg work at
Clinton, and machlinery is n'ow -heinmg
liaced on tile 'groulnd to collmlete thme
job. Mr'. Geo. M. Wrighlt, p~residenmt of
the club, said1 yesterdlay, thlat the dam
wVould be 'bulilt tis timle to withlstand~
any weathmer conditIons.
The exact cause for tile breaking of
theO darn has 'beeni variou~sly su~ggested,
butt it is 'generally conceded that it 'wns5
ths resullt of one of thlose un~fortunlate
clrculmstances- thalt occur at tImes. It
was noet foreseen thlat a '-heavy raIn
woulid occurI just as tile wvater reached
'the spIll-way for tile first time. 'rie
heavy rush1 of waters got behlind andl
ulnder tile spiii-way, washIng away tile
fresh earthlen supiport and1( leavin~g tile
concr'eto wvall to wilhstand tile pres5
sure. It first 'broke ill small1 sectionls,
'but soon gave way for a distance of
ablout 25 feet, allowing all time water
in the lake to flow out.
Preaching at Friendshmip
Preachling servIces will be held( at
Mrlenldshmip 'Presbyterian chulrchm Sun
day morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. J. F.
Jacobs, of ClInton, will deliver tile ser
Poplar Spring School
Tile Poplar Spring school1 will close
Friday the. 20th Inst., withl exercIses
beginning. at 8 n. m1
Large Number of Nobles Expect to
Attend Spring Ceremonial iII Greei.
ville on May 28.
Local Shriners are looking forward
with a great deal of interest to the an
nual Spring Ceremonial of .Hejaz Tem
ple to 'be held in Greenville oh May
26th. The Laurens platoon of the
I-lejaz patrol has been putting in extra
tino during the past few weeks get
ting the steps right for the -big parade
which is to feature the meeting and
With all the pomp, plumes and other
%paraphernalia is counted on to make a
"big noise" when the parade sweeps
down Main street of the Mountain City.
The "Fresh Meat" to be contributed
to the Ceremonial by the local Shrine
Club is counted on being as juicy as
any that the bill of fare will afford.
Dr. W. D. Ferguson, Dennis Ow-ens,
Joe IaO, L. M. AVelsiger will consti
tute the class from this club and they
have 'been pronised an entertaining
time by local Nobles.
The program will begin with regis
tration of candidates at tile Textile
Hall at 9 o'clock and will close with
the Shriner's Hall on the second floor
of of the Textile Hall.
Local Shriners are expecting to
make the trip to Greenville by auto
mobile, many parties already having
been made up for the occasion.
Tie Laurens Platoon of the IHejaz
Patrol is to give a dress parade on tle
public square next Monday even
ing in order to straighten out a
few kink5 in the marchinlg order an(
to accustom itself to the plaudits of the
crowds expected to result from the flne
apipearance -it makes.
R. R. Nickels is lieutenant of the
local platoon and the following are'
tle other members:
L. G. Halle, L. C. Barksdale, Illry
Franks, Anthony Fuller, R. A. Gray,
. 'F. Harney, Nat Kennedy, Rex JAn
ford, J. I Nance, Robert Roper, Tom
Switzer, James Todd, J. Asa Todd;
Hugh Vincent, S. M. Wilkes, L. T.
Con-stitutionalists and the Socialists
Sharpest Contenders for Places.
Rome, M1ay 15.--General elections
were held throughout Italy today.
Members of oparliament were chosen,
but so far as related to the whole
country no definite results were known
this evening. In Rome the Constitu
tionalists claimed a great triumph.
Houses were 'beflagged and demonstra
tions were held in different quarters to
celebrate the victory.
The great fight was between the
Constitutionalists and Socialiets. At
Milan the Socialists returned 17 mem
lbrs, as compared with ten represen
tatives of all other parties. At Turin
the Socialists elected 11, the Const:i
tutionalists 5, the Catholics, or Popu
lar party 3, at Fiance the Socialists 8,
the Constitutionalists 3, Catholics 3.
Tihe Socialist vote, 'which was no
ticeablly broadcast almost everywhere,
'van smaller where comimun ists can
didates were on tihe ticket.
The Fasciesti, or extreme National
ists, armned witih cltuhs anld other
weapons, mn ..ainedl order in tho most
The comle~te results of tile electilon
will nlot be knowvn tinitil thle end( of the
week, bult oflcial reports fromt tile
provinces, based onl calclatIious made
bly the (different -Parties, indlicate tihe
probabIlIties. Although the constitu
tional voters were less numorous thman
1ha( bheen exp~ectedl, It seems 'probable
that they will have suflicient votes to
forml a large majority.
LAILRENS Ml IL S(OHOOL
C'losinig Exercise's Held at School
Building 'iThursdasy Nighf.
The closing exercises of the Iou-.
rons Mill1 school were hleldI in the
school building Thmursday night, tihe
comml~odious auditorium -being 'illied~ to
its capacity enwith p$Prons nnd( friends
of the school. An attr'active program
was carriedl out 'by the children, the
feature of which was a Tonm Thumb
wedding which created a 'great deal1 of
atnmsement. 'rThe b~ride and iher maidls
were dlressedl in dainty costumes of
bright colors, whtile the groom and( his
attendants wore resplendient in even
ing dress and <bow ties. Before the
weddling a program of music and reci
tations 'wns carried out
PATH Of WRECKAG[
[[FT BY TORMADO
Little Boy Loses Life in
Negro Womian Expectedl to mie. Ten
Houses llowit Down in ]iorry Coun.
ty. Rtelief )Iork to Aid Stricken Is
'Marion, May I-1,-One person, a lit
tle white-boy four years old, is dead,
and a negro woman is thought to be
fatally injured from the tornado
which struck Floyd's township in
Ilorry county yesterday afternoon. The
little boy killed was Francis Jones,
adopted child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Several others are painfully but not
fatally hurt. One of these is Flossie
Elliott, a six year old girl, who is bad
ly crushed. She was in a home iwhich
twas demolished by the storm. Two
women in this same .house were pinned
beneath the wreckage and one Is said
to have become derang. d temporarily
in conse.I1.nce of the tragedy. Ruff
Luncle and Gromery Causic 'both
white, are also pninfully hu1rt.
The negro woman, who is expected
to die, was brought to the hospital
in Mlarion. She had both lower limbs
Ten 'hotises were completely wreck
ed. Tho inmates heard the noilse of
-the 'approaching storm and many of
thema rushed to the open fields as the
dark cloud swept down on them. This
enabled many to escape with their
lives, who otherwise doubtless would
have been killed in the wrecked
Te path of the tornado is possibly
one-fourth of a mile wide. It began
at Gallivant's Ferry and swept from
the southeast toward the northwest.
It lifted occasionally, and the worst
damage dwas done on the farm of E4. M.
Meares. The residence of Mr. Mleares
was not directly in the path of the
'heavy wiud, but one corner of his barn
was cut away by the terrific force of
the wind. Five tenant houses on this
place were destroyed.
At one place several bales of cot
ton were lifted into the air, and one
bale was dropiped 150 yards from
where it was picked up. A Ford car
was lifted out of the road. The occu
pant saved himself by jumping from
Trees 'were snapped off or uprooted,
the tornado cutting wide swaths
through the woods.
Large crowds -went through the ter
rjtory today. There was a continuous
string of cars of visitors to the scene.
Relief work was undertaken i.nune
dliately yesterday, a Red Cross nurse
going from Mlarion to the conmmunity.
Alullins, Mlay 16.-There was a mass
meeting of the citizens of Mullins 'held
this morning for the purpose of taking
sonmc steps to help the sufferers from
the reCcent~ tornado in Floyd's township,
in I lorry county. Conmittees iwere amp
p~ointed to solicit clothing, provisions,
bedding, cooking utensils, and, in fact,
anything necessary to housekeeping.
Canvassing has already begun andl the
canvassers are meeting wvith hearty
response from the citizens as a whole.
Solicitors are also working -thme
business distr'icts for money andl they,
too, are meeting with much success
desp4lite the scarcity T6f that article.
This correspondent has visited the
stricken territory and It would be
impossible to give a description of the
actual destruction that wvould be i
aginable to the average person. At
least 10 or 12 families within one small
area are completely (destitute, the wind,
terrifie ini velocity, literally twisting
their homes to ,bits and leavIng them
without one single thIng 'ecept the
clothes on their backs to .begIn life
On visiting the scene one is strumck
>wIith the fact that it was nothing short
of iProvidence that there were not at
least a dozen or more people killed,
Tme one chIld Is all that is dead so far,
but there is one wvhite and one colored
woman in the hospitals, who' are in a
FARMER IN HORRY
KILLED BY SON
Shooting Said to have beeni Accidental.
Young Manl Placed In Jail.
Conway, May 13.- News was re
ceived here today that Will 'Hickman
had shot his father on a farm near
Myrtle Beach,.this county. Tuesday af
ternoon, and from the twound received
the father died on Wednesday after
The injured man was attended by
Dr. Bell of Myrtle Beach, and is
said to have made a statement in an
swer to a (question asked him 1)y tho
physician as to the nature of the
shooting. The statement was to the
effect that the shooting was an acci
dent, that the accused had been prank
Ing with a pistol and it was Ored un
According to reports about town
the two men had fallen out concern
ing moonshine whiskey, and that the
elder .Hicknan had remonstrated his
son about being engaged in drunken
ness and violating the law. Another
story is to the effect that the son was
trying to shoot a mule they nwere work
ing on the farm, that the father in
terferred and the shooting resulted.
OF' SUNDAY SC1100LS
Counties to Compete In Sending Dele.
gates to S. o. Convention at Rock
The forty six Counties in South Car
olina are in an "Atten(lance Contest"
for the approaching State Sunday
School Convention at Winthrop Col
lege, Rock ill, June 8, 9, 10, and the
President of each County Sunday
School Association has been appointed
as the director of the Attendance Con
test Campaign in that county, assisted
by the County Secretary and th Dlis
trict Presidents, of whom there are
219 In the State.
The contest Is on a proportionate
basis, it is said, the number of regis
tered delegates from each county be
ing multiplied by the railroad (Is
tance of the county seat from the con
vention, so as to make it fair for all
counties, .both those nearby and those
at a distance. There are no restric
tions as to attendance. The conven
tion, it is said, is a popular meeting
and not a strictly delegated body. Con
sequently, everyone who wishes to do
so is invited to attend. All 1who attend
and register are accapted as delegates;
only those who do register count in
the attendance contest. A bautiful
banner will be publicly presented to
the county having -the largest reg
i1tered attendance in proportion to the
The committee appointed to have
charge of working up the attendance
from Lraurens county is as follows: W.
C. Wharton, Waterloo; it. 1). Young,
Laurens; Rev. 1W. A. Baldwin, Gray
Court; J. 'I. Johnson, Gray Court; R.
I. Nickels, Laurens, iB. R. Fuller,
OPE iUETTrA ATr W1ATT1S
Tro Be Repeated in . Laurens Opera
Jiouso Monaday Night.
A large niumber of people, both from
the mIll and the city, were present at
W~atts Mills Saturday night to attend
the oper'etta given by the school clii
diren under (lie dlirection of Mrs. Earl
Owens and lier associate teachers, as
sisted by (lie kindergarten class undler
Miss Irene Rlay. The children made a
beautiful appearance in fancy cos
(lumes and their parts were well taken.
The operetta wa~. given on (lie lawn in
front of (lie mill and, combined wvithi
(lie beautiful setting, made a very en
Upon t'he request of a number of
those who attendedl, it has been de
cidled to repeat. (lie performance in
(lie Opera H[~ise Monday night of next
week. The curtain 'will rise at 8:13
o'clock, beginning apromptly so (lie lit
tle ones can return to their hiomnes at
an early lionur.
The public isq invited to attend. The
proceeds will ,be used in purchasing
hooks for (lie school library. The ad
mIssion wvill be 15 and 25 cents.
Civic LeCagume Meeinug
A meetinig of (lie Civic League has
b~een called for Friday afternoon at 5
o'clock in the Court illouse. All mcmii
hers of the league, both regular and
associate .members, are expected to he
lpresent. The express object of the
meeting is to discuss a public11 play..
groundI foir chiild ren. 'Men particularly
are urgedi to be present.