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LAUlIENS, S. C., JUNE 22, 1921.
The objection to serve of the com..
mission appointed by the city council
to have charge of the erection of the
proposed new waterworks and filtra
tion plant should prove no obstacle to
the election on the bond issue nor to
the building of the plant. The com
mission, after going over the matter
thoroughly, came to a very reasonable
conclusion that it did not feel justified
in assuining resplonsibility for the ex
penditure of city funds without bing
unhampered in their work. While the
law, as pointed out by the city attor
ney. ;lainly states t:1at the comiis
sion could not act further than as an
advisory or sugzgesting board, still the
public at present and in the future
would have held the connission re
sponsible for the credit or discredit.
which may follow the undertaking.
An arrangeme:nt such as the law con
templates is fruitful of arguments and
strife and appears to be a very unsat
isfactory one. The appointed cbm
missioners are all men who have the
interest of the cIty at heart and were
sincere in desiring that responsibility
for carrying out the project should
rest where the law requires it to rest.
The Advcrtiser believes, however, that
if the city is to continue operation of
its water and electric light system the
entire system should be placed in the
hands of a commission whose acts and
term of oflice are not calculated to be
affected by political considerations.
Considerable surprIse has been ex
pressed following the statement of the
Secretary of the State Welfare Board
that there are at lresen't more white
men in the state penitentiary than
negroes, a state of affairs that has
never existed before possibly in the
history of the state. This is indeed
a lamentable thing and needs thought
ful consideration. An explanation is
hard to make, but observers of court
proceedure of recent years have no
doubt noted the increased proportion
of white men brought to trial in our
courts. The greater .portion of crini
inal acts may safely be laid to the
door of enforced or involuntary idle
ness, and provision for work or a crea
tion for the Incentive to make an
honest living are of course the best
remedy for cimes from these causes.
White men in recent yeats in hi
state, inleF. favored by educational
advanta2ces, have found it harder and
harder to comnete with negro labor
ers and the inevitable result may. have
followed. Tlhe fault for increase cf
crimec amfon'g the white peCople is not
to bie !aPI to the moraul leadership ofj
the state, whih is as high as it haa
ev'er been, lit 'a ho b found in theo
study of th; ,'oono:aie (condition.
JlE('i-.'Il>' ALA HDIiN(
Numbl - of (atile Petr Itat Pere,. lat
t. S. Ont' 'Third J.,-, Thain itn 1110.
chirdles tho n 'in ninc h en Ludr
thei sheep . l :s r'.itu(rd nearl
two-thiird, whbile he umb'er oif ho:
is fully. ! pi r c-t less no than thc:1.
accordli ng to E .tures corn pili dI from thle
fedleral census rn oirts by Hlerbert
Myrick, a farmer expert for, a fa :m
:Jeclaring that this "alring
sh~ortage"'a ~ :n ('tck ;5 :'n as to
fuirnish a meat sup;ply o:nly about half
as tmuch to each person in the cotun
try as formerly, .Mr. .\yrick sad "the
decline durin-r recent mmths In pricies
to p roduceirs is so utterly u njus fifi -
a-ble as to const :tuite the gravest eco
nomic crime evcer pc rpetriated u pc.n
'the farmrcis (if Amnerica,"
Other' figures were given to show
that twenty iier cenit fewer po 'inds of
meat were ex ported durin z the:re
ent flscal year than durIng the pre
v~ouls year while Imoports totalle d one
hundredl and seventy-fly(. million
pounds of fiesh meats, or ntly foul:
times as muceh as t wo or t hree year's
ago. M~ore than half of these imports,
he sa id, were mutton and lambs from
Australia or imp~orts twenty-fIve timen
greater than the ex ports oif the Uniitedl
.Mr'. .Mlyrick chargedl that the United
State'; depairtmr-nt oif atrr~le-lturec for
ye ars has overestimated the number of
shiee andi~ sine anad ekcla red that tihe
dlepartment's es:timla tes for .January.
192u, wVas in cr ror no lees than 28
MEET IN CONFERENCE
Lloyd (eore (ives Assurance that
no Treaty Will Offend United StateS.
London, June 20.-The British prime
minister, on the opening of the im
perial conference attended 'by the pre
miers of -the overseas dominions to
day, referted to Anglo-Japanese rela
tions in tens generally regarded in
American(9jtcles here as assurance to
the UniteA States that any renewal of
the agreOPt with the Japanese gov
erninent wctild necessarily 'be of a
nature unobjectionable to America.
While i'.YLloyd George avoided a
declaration jn the direct issue of the
treaty he.'aluded to the war time
fr1endship ith Japan and said that
Great Britan was anxious to apply
this friendship to a solution of the
questions connected with the Paclific
ocean and the Far East, among them
the future of China.
Great bri 0in desires to avoid coi
petition in- -rmament in the Pacific,
the prime minister declared, and he
emphasized the willingness of the
government to discuss limitations of
armament with the United -States.
lie pointed out at the same time
th:it the life of the United Kingdom,
as also of Australia and New Zealand,
was built upon sea power-the basis
of the whole empire's existence."
Discussing the relations between
Great 1lpritAin and the United States
the plrime minister said:
"Friendly cooperation with the
Unlited States is for us a cardinal
principle dictated by what it seems
to us the proper nature of things, by
Instinct 'tiite as much as by reason
and coIsmon sense.
"We pre ready to discuss with Amer
ican statesmen any proposal for the
limitation of armaments which they
wish to set forth, and we can guaran
tee that no such overtures will find
lack of willingness on our part to
The first session of the conference
was without ceremony, the repre
sentatives of the U.nited Kingdom, the
doninions and India assmebling at
the residence of the premier, who
spoke for an hour. 'Mr. Lloyd George
welcomed the visiting premiers and
other delegates, who, he said, met as
"equal partners and in the dignities
and responsibilities of the British
After the premier's speech the con
ference adjourned until 11 o'clock to
morrow morning, when the premiers
of the overseas dominions and the rep
resentatives of India will make their
opening statements. It is understood
that if the Anglo-Japanese agreementl
is renewed >Premier iHughes of Aus
tralia plans to return to his own coun
try by way of the United States, where
he will make a series of speeches and
attem;t to explain the situation to
the satisfaction of the American peo
OF'' IIE)ISC('1NT IATES
Souith ('aro4l ina Seintor Sa ys People
of thle 'ount ry tare Gointe Bankrupt
andi~ Starun ir.
Wa''.shigton, .Jun -21.--lnvestigation
of the F'eicra! !tese rv'- lHoard's ro'gul a-.
Iion of~ r' dl~ci:mt rates were sau2. S.
('d in the .S'nate tr~ay !:. S na'o:
.'mnithi, Dem~noc'rat, SouthI ('arolina.
"Tihe ;)cop)e of the(((1 cont ry ar i::o
nt) b nrihuttt and ma Vini;."' Senator'
S~n~n sstid, ---"i(' we sit herr.
calimIy, I:n'w'.ng that~ we have i'"ac' d
the en t i'e IlTanacialI poweri of t he" coun..
try in tihe hafnds of th re*t mebr
.i( rd ha'e w'e ('re.ated( a Frankeny.trin
rc:'nt statemeint that .toldl reserves('
scre zreater' than in history, declar
ing that 'while the nation is burningI
up we' boayet that ther'e is more .Vat *r
in tho tank than ever before."
A bill prtoviding for loans of t wo
hutndircdl milllion dlollar's by the Trrea s
ury to the federal farm loan -board
foi' oa ns to farmercis on a pproved ap;
pl eations w.as int rodbuced by. Senator
Harris;, IDemocrat, G;eor'gia. The bill
dl~r'eets that) federad lamil hank shall
loan the' money at maorie thant six ;cer
('ent andl that five per cent interest
shal he ;'aid No the T1'reasurv for the
Senator Hlefiin, Democrat, Alabv
ma, joined .'jth Senator' Smith and
urged relief fhrouigh credlit extension
to the cotton growers of the south.
The Ala'bama k"nator said the price
of cottonV 'i been beaten dlown fif
teen dollars .2 bale in the last few
days by:, snectla tors withlotut a poundl~
of cotton in hand.''
Senator 'Heflin suggested that the
'at :on ('xrhafl((s be close'd "to stop
('ard of Th'Ianks~
We wi:h 'to' rcturn our' thanksq and
cxpress out' appreciatin to our friends
rot' their kindness to uts (luring the re
"eat Illness and death of our, husband
aind fa ther'. .\iny C0d's richest ble-ss
angs lrst un~on them all.
Mirs. 3. Shockley and Children.
#natts \Mill'. So C.
ON PRINCETON ARRESTS
(reenvflle Chamber of Commerce Re
celves Coniplaints on Treatment Ac.
corded Autoists Passing. Through
That the Incorporated town of
Princeton, in this county, is establish
ing itself on the map Is indicated by
recent publicity it has received on ac
count of the speed laws which are said
to be enforced on the main street. An
indication of this is found in the news
story below taken from Monday's
In connection with the stories of the
speed enforcement laws in Princeton,
another story has 'been going the
rounds which is said to be causing
the county officials considerable per
plexity. Princeton people, so It Is
said, intimated when the top-soil roads
were being !built that they were about
ready to give up their charter as an
incorporated town in order *1.1.t the
county might fbuild top-soil roads
through it instead of stopping at the
limits as the law required. Assuming
that the town would give up its char
ter or had already abandoned its rights
theretinder, the highway commission
made Princeton the junction point of
two important highways, giving it the
advantage which no other incorporat
ed town in the county enjoys. No in
timation of a change in attitude came
i) until some time ago when town au
thorities began making arrests there
for speeding and garnering consider
able sums of money from autoists.
County officials are now wondering
what to do about the affair.
The following is the story from the
Greenville News already referred to:
A number of complaints have been
received :by the Chamber of Commerce
relative to the methods ised by traf
flc cops in some o' the smaller nearby
towns in the matter of checking up on
tourists who pass through their towns
en route to the mountains, and officials
yesterday said that these complaints
are being investigated.
One of these complaints states that
an offlcer from the little city of Prince
ton passed through Conestee the other
(lay with about twenty names of peo
pie from whom he was collecting fines
of $10 each for the violation of speed
ordinances in Princeton at various
times. This communication goes on to
say that a resident of Princeton told
him recently that the officers of the
town conceal themselves when cars
are passing. hold a sto-p watch on
them, take the number and then write
the state highway engineer's office for
the names of the owners. This rest
dent of Princeton says that there are
signs 'posted with reference to the
s;>eEd limits, though they are not
noticeable in passing through.
Regarding this. chamber oflicials
made this statement:
"The Greenville Chamber of Com
mcrce has no desire to keep the city
of Princeton from enforcing its speed
laws, but in the interest of that city
as well as Gzrenvillc and the ent ire
Piedmont section it is des'iredl by thn
chiamn:er that comnplaints do not Lo
out thoughzlout thle s'atce that auto
mobile-s are hld~lc upl there untler-. hto'
ate r-eally drtivinAg through at a pa>
ah>-b is dlangerou., or' undsi rable.
Thtro are large ntml-ctr- of ;yoc i'
who usae fhsroad loalv iiath'u V
-tates. tat~ iftey ivouh- held c lide
ha toz Prbinetonatd 2f i-.
atsn oltf the s~tate vhighiwayh no
i ar tconteds to kth !i lc tn
hst eaa from ong oaner w::
mtat's a he' was eu tor (drav.
bIt' thou P'm(rce thnat t25 mhoul
can houro bf othed larl hihand de-i~
signs at such places as Princeton or
oth--:' smavll town,'as where a t raveler
woultid nev"er slack his 5p'(ed to less
t:han 25 milles without warning.
"With tcIhis~ in mindl( t he p'r' ident
h tred over to ('. fl. .\art in, who
heads the automobile and good ro~adA
urt~'au, the comnplaints which have
been- rrernivods re(!Iestinag that he'
make investigauion and find out just
what the s ceed limit is in the smaller'i
communities and whethet' or noct
'icons can be prominently posted ('all
ing ihn attentIon of the vIsitors who
come this way to the-c ; vrious lim
No. I 0 bucket Sncwdrift hard, .June
tale price 99c, at J1. '. lit:rns & Co.,
C', C. Feathiersteni W. 13. Enight
FEATIIERlSTONE A ENIGHT'
Attorneys at Law
Laurona, S. C.
.l1 Bnusiness Intrutsted to Onr Care
Will Hfave Prompt and Catrefut Atten
Office over' Palmetto hank
kir. Featherstono will spend Wednes
dr.y of each week in Laurens.
First Cotton Bloom
The Advertiser has received the
first cotton bloom of the season from
B. Y. Hollingsworth, who lives one
mile below Cross -Hill. Mr. Hollings
worth said that he picked the bloom
Sunday afternoon before the rain and
hail, which he spoke of as the biggest
rain that has fallen'h.ere in years, the
hail almost destroying his cotton crop.
Graduates as Librarian
Friends of -Miss Laura Gray, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gray, of
Gray Court, will be Interested in her
graduation after taking a course as
librarian in the New York Public Li
brary. -Miss Gray has accepted a posi
tion as librarian in the University of
Arizona and will leave to take u-p her
duties about the 1st of July.
8 SPECIAL NOTICES. I
* *8* s e a * a * : * S
Wanted-Second hand bicycl. for
boy eight years old. 'irs. . Hiers.
For Sale---Milk cow. Price $40. Can
see her milked any fte - n at 5
o'clock at my hone Vii1East Main
street. Mrs. John D. Chi dreA..-49-it
Wanted-To buy .peas.. . Barks
dale, Laurens. S. C. 49-It
For Sale-Household furniture.
Must obe sold at once. See L. A. Phil
pot, 522 Sullivan street. 49-it-pd
For Rent-To gentlemen, furnished
bed room. 202 W. Mlain street.
Lost-Monday between 'niv home and
Laurens or in Laurens, g 1"pmii-facc
Elgin watch. 1Finder please nbtify
me and receive reward. W. T. Senn,
Laurens -R. F. D. 49-1t
For Sale-One Little Six Buick and
one Overland Four-9-ine ' econd
hrnmd but in good r. Cheap. E.
W. Machen. 49-It
Agents-Sell LaTusca Gems, really
look and wear like Diamonds. Exact
copies of 111gh Priced Dia 6nd Jew
elry. Detected only 'ts. Guar
anteed Five Years 'Vrite for illus
trated catalogue and agents terms.
LaTuv;ca Gems Co., Lexington, Ky.
For Sale--Dining tabl d side
board and other pieces. .. D. Barks
For Sale--Valuable eigh /year old
horse. Low 1rice. A. D.'H1iarksdale.
For Sale-Geiser threshers, run as
smooth as oil and s'light as a sewing
machine. The'y sa e all the grain. We
have them on hand for quick deliv
cry. write of phone Hutchins & Co.,
171 North Church street, Spartanburg.
Notee-I have arranged to be in
Laurens two days each month. If your
piano needs tuning leave order with
S. M. & E. 11. Wilkes & Co. 0. M.
Tully. Piano Tuner. 28-tf
Dr. J. T. RUTLEDGE
At Dr. Albright's Old Stand.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, South Carolina
Office in Peoples. Bank Eulding
O'DANIEL & REID
0. Langdon Long
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Enterprise NationalBank Buildir g
All Legal Business Given
Simpson, Cooper & Babb
t.ttorfleyai at Law.
Will Practice ta all State Courts
Prompt Attention Given All Business
Oil Tanku and Pumps, Air Com
pressors, Computing' Scales, Floor
Scales, Show Cases, Ac bun tfReg
inter's, Rebuilt C ~s Registers,
Safes, Store Flxturft.
THlE HIAMIL1TO. SALES CO.
Coinmbia, S. C.
Men and Wornen
Make b)ig m n9tIy sellinug La
Tuse'n tem q'.stone that real
il lo ~inil wears like a
Diamjo mr ': ery pIece exact
copy of highl piric(4l DIamond
,Jenelry, dletected inly by ex
perts. (Ounu'anteed Fiye Years.
Write for lillustrated catalogue
and Agenits terms.
*LATlI'SCA GEM ('0.,
BOXES AND POUNDS
From "A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Directed by Charles Gibly
10c and 25c
Tourists and Pleasure Seekers
You should have one of our
"Autobeds," comfortable for
two people In flive or seven
passenger car. Requires about
.tree to flve minutes to it in
plahce. Whqfi roled up) inl wa
terproof c ve t. long by
- 5 nchez m~eter. Sells for
$22.50. Send for circular.
COLUIMIA SUPPLY CO.
.23 W. Gervals St.
Columa, S. C.
WRIGHT-SCRUGGS SHOE CO.
SPARTANBURG, S. C.
New Shoes New Styles
Brought to Your Very Door
By Prepaid Parcel Post
One Strap In fine grade of Brawn and
P~m SBlack Kid or Satin and Suede
PumPs combinations;'French or Ba
by Louis Heels.
$8.00 to $13.50
Satin Pumps Brown or Black satin,
fine quality, one strap
styles; French or Baby
$7.00 to $10.50
Full Line of Women's High Grade
In All Leading Colors and Styles
Write for Our Spring and Summer Catalog
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Spartanb..... e r.