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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1921.
Militant Sentiment Against
Crime the Remedy
In Address at Greenville (overnor
Cooper Says that a .iilitant *Sen
timent Against Crime is the
eniedy for Prevalent Criinirnai
Creenville, June 2;.-. .elarinig in
his plea for a forceful and righLteous
public opilion that South Carolina
suffers today imore from ignorancev
than from any other one thing, and
remarking that if the people of this
commonwealth had the information
and education that is needed it
would be ilpossible to find a distil
lery here or anywhere else in the
state. Governor Robert A. Cooper
yesterday served as feature speaker
before the Booster Bureau of the
Chanber of Commerce, assembled at
the Imperial hotel for its June lunch
"Our trouble," Governor Cooper
said, "is that we haven't the moral
Courage to say to violators of the
law, 'You cannot live in this coi
munity.' To do that is not the duty
alone of the sheriff and police, bit
it is the duty of every good citizen.
If we are to preserve our civilization,
we must have in Greenville, and ev
erywhere else throughout the state
and nation, a healthy, militant pub
lie opinion, and our citizens must have
the courage to do their duty."
At the outset of his brief address,
Governor Cooper said that his physi
cian had advised.a complete rest for
him, but that M ld not resist the
temptation to respond to the invita
tion to address yesterday's luncheon.
Be.'ore he concluded, the governor
took ocaesion to thank the people of
the city for their hospitality to Mrs.
Cooper and to him. "I cannot find
words to express our appreciation,"
said he, "and I trust that as the years
come I may show that I am not en
tirely unworthy of your confidence
and your esteem."
"Recently, I have seen in a news
paper a criicism of our courts, of the
manner in which jurors deal with cas
es and with criminals. Remember
this: Judges are not indifferent to
public opinion. Even governors hold
their ears to the ground . And so it
is with all of us. Public opinion is
the most powerful things that ever
existed and it is for the people to
In the course of his talk, Governor
Cooper took occasion to take another
rap at George Harvey, American am
bassador to the court of St. James,
ahd to impress upon his hearers the
fact that aHrvey was permitted to
talk as he (lid and bring no serious
consequences upon himself pure be
cause of at lack of the right kind of
"has it sunk into your conscienc
es," asked the governor, "that a amn
presumed to .represent the American
people utteredl a omst serious indict
meat against our soldiers of the late
wvar andl against our country ? lie has
b)een criticized for his remarks, but
no real storm of protest has come.
If we had had the propeLr sort of pubI1
lif opinion, those wVordls of his would
nev'er have been saidl."
Governor Cooper preached the doc
trine of civic righteousness, saying
that comemrcial growth and prosp~eri
ty is sure to come to any community
which progresses in the right way
along these lines and has a strong,
militant piublic opinlioni.
Words of wvelconre to the governor,
who next wveek co lies to Greenville
to make his su~mm ~r home on Paris
mountain, were said by B. II. Peace,
presidlent of the Bodater Bureau, andI
the state's chief excutive was in
trodlucedl by eGorge '. Bryan, pioten
tate of Hejaz Shrir>~ tempile here
andl, like the govern , a past grandl
master of the Mason lodge In this
During the past 20 Pr more years,
Mr. Biryan said, it has een his privi
lege to know intimae ely Governor
Cooper, and the speake- praised tho
governor andl his work in this t-tate.
"lie has practically he*aed the poli
tienl breaches that divlind our n)o
OF CIVIC LEAGUE
Civic Lengue I)esires Co.operation of
(113 Cotnlocl uUnd Chauiber of Coin.
In a t letter addressed to 'The Adver
IUS("r i'e'iewing the work of the Civic
I9eagute since it was revived several
m11u0itlis ago, 'Airs. J. S. ilennett, who
was eleeled plrsident of the league
at its meeLting Friday, says that It is
IIe desire of the Civie ILagtie to have
the co-operation of the titv Conneil
a(l0d Chainher of C0iniiie rce ill the work
wickh it is attempting to erI o.
AlrIs. lileiliett's col i nieti i tea l is il
the atlitle of a r r to the hulic
ol the activities of the league and is
I TO the E'ditor0 of The Adverum
in re9pon se to a call mde by oulr
liayvor Il Aa rch, several of ott r -woien
Met nd organii zedI a Civie Leaguie.
IThese wolen, seeing tihe nee of a
tuote beautiful and sanitary town,
wisi to (ooperate with the City Cou n -
Cli and Chamltbuer of Commerce in their
efforts for the iealth and generial imt
prove ent of ot1r city.
At t ie frst ieetling of Ile I e "o.ie
a conimittee oWiltposed of hree mleim
with rs. . C. Crisp as Chair
manas apJ tpointd to take charge of
tle (Ourt 0hous8e s1uare, and assisted
by our coilnty silpervisor, this com
mitten has made a healltifitl park of
As every one knows, work of this
kind costs motney as well as dimle, and
as this is only a beginninig of what % e
intetd to aceomlipiisli it Is the earnest
desire of this Civie Association to en
list the interest and active support of
every public snirlted citizen of our
In April a "Clean tUp Week" cam
pai-gn was launched and in order to
impress the importance of this on the
ilothers an( .housekecepers, prizes 'were
offered to the pupils of the city school
for the best essays on "Clean Up
The following is the amount of
money paid out since the organization
of the League:
For Flowers for court house
sqtiare .. ... -- -- .. ..$ 6.23
For Seed for court house square .80
Prizes to pu-pils of city school 5.00
Caretaker of court house square 40.00
Cost of expenses to date .. ..$52.05
Paid in for menmbership dues..$120.00
IRS. J. S. BllNTT.
ROAD BIDS OPENED
Contractors Submit Bids for Construe.
(ion of the Hemainder of lthe Osvings.
Fountain in Road.
Four bids were submitted to the
county highway cour-mission and state
hIghway Pc : sIll in 1 estc rdav for the
construct-on of #% s ort Ink 1f 101)
soil road which remains uilcompleted
between Owings and the reenville
county line. The lowest bid was suib
miitted b~y L. C. Ashmnote & ,Son, ot
S ;a rIanburmg, the nex t lowest bi1dderm
heing J. M1. (regory, w ho has done the
rest of thle top-soil work in thle coun
ty. lIIIs bid was $11.2 I higher than
Ashnmore & Son. it view of the fact
that hiIs Iteatms arie al ready on the
groundm arnd that lie gave v'alIuabie tin -
aneLd1 assistance to the county whIle
buIlding the other roadhs, It isi thought
lIIkely that the state hIghway deptarit
mlenlt will recommend thatt the small
dilfference In thle bids :be overlooked
anld that Mir. Gregory lie awarded thle
contract. If thIs Is done the county
hIghway commIssion wIll no doubt
carry out the recommendat ions. The
length of the link to b~e coimtplet ed Is
app~lroximlately 2 1-1 mIles.
The foll(Av ig htids were subi t ted:
Williard, Boggs & Co., Spar
tanbutrg ......... .........$,1.0
I,. ('. Ash more & Son), (hre(cn
ville .............. .... ..?,4.;
J. al. Gregory, Laurens. ,57.92
WV. C. Lancaster, Lau reits.. ,7ti.22
(!ottoni a Li9!fe Stronger
After a'bout a week of downward
prlessure NIn the cotton mnarke, the sta
ple took on a str'onger asptect londlay
antI Tuesday, slight gains being noted
In the contract markets. Local Cotton
was quioted at beCttwen -0 and t)10 1
ple, andI he has been' a governor of
all the people," said Mr. Bryan. "His
earnest dlesire to serve God, his
country, his people."
Submit Detailed Financial S
Receipts. Two and a Qua
Attached to the presentneit of the
graid jilr'y to tit court of general ses
Fiolis last week was a1' detailed Ilian)
cia ret3ort from tihe county htghwa
comilmision. giving the cost of the
ro:ids and bridges built uinder the di
re.tion of tle coumission thus f:ar.
About two and a qiuarter miles of road
between Owing. and lottitai 11un rv
miln to be completed. So iigtires for
that stretch of road are not given.
The grand .titry &lso re-peated it
former recommiendation;s as to re
building tle county jail, recommend
ed that speeding oil the county high
ways be (tr111md and that irur1al Police
menll m e Written reports of their ac
tivities as retittired by la'w. The grand
Jury altso took cognizanceC of the fact
that (dumb1) an ilmials are being cruelly
treated in some instances and recom
11endli c 11311 31Civers enforce the law
Ol tile subject.
Thle presentmlent of thle grand .111ry3
with tt' repor' of the county highway
commission is as folows:
We Would respect fully recommend
that the rural policemen of the con
ty conform to ithe law as laid down in
section one. No. 107 of the statuoes of
191 , which refers to tile ma3king of
"We have inspected tihle cotinty jail
and ind sale lin a very had sanitary
Sineiment of Laurens Co
(entlemen of the Grand Jury:
We beg to stibmnit herewitl for
ilenit, showing cost of roads and brid
way ComllInlssiol, together with a stat
pose. This statement covers the work
U.) May 1, 1921, or a period of about t%
1. Cost of road, Laurens to Princeto
2. Cost of road, Laurens to Nowberr
!. Cost of road, Laurens to Owings
1. Cost of road, Latirens to Cold Po
5. Cost of road, Cold Point to Sprii
6. Cost of road, Mnoree to Lanford
included in the above cost are
soil, rights of way and crop damage.
And Culvert Ilipes for farm entrances
COST OF CONCRlETI-1 B
1. Three Concrete Brid-ges on Prince
2. Concrete Culverts on Clinton Road
Concrete Bridge on Road to Cold I
Two Years Aprl 22nd
Salary of Chief Engineer .... .......
Wages to Entgineering Forces .... ...
Salary of Clerk .... .... .... .... ..
Office Eq 3ul3 )11men)t and Supplies.
O11lee Hentd................... ....
IEnginleerI ng IE~jpenses( includin lg all
P'er Diem31 Pazid Colmissioners.
Inlu13le(d in the ablove amlounlts
.3re' comp13le t(e survey'Cs and3 11lans for abc
not conistru'el'Ied, w~lehcl surlvey's (cost a
Cost of Rloadcways .... .... .... .....
(Cost of Concr'ete Dlidges and Ctulvert
Overhead Expenses ......... ........
'3ost of alintenan3 ot('(f Rtoads Comnp
1919 to September 1st, 192(3, for I
F't'ND)S AVAIADL1: P0
1st I 5s3e Bontds--$0,000o.00.... ...
:3nd rssule Hionds-- 100(,(00O.00.. .. .. .
Ird 55130 Bondls- -50,000.00). . ... ..
Allot ted Federa1l Aid ......... .....
TotatIl' lunda Avai31labt )1......... ....
.\ir. and~ Mrs. Atig. I ittff have r'ec'eived
an3 inv)1itp'tiloft to a _ rioni(l of the
descende'nts of Isaac andl Sallie Ilufft
WVest, which Is to be hteld at Stanoding
Sprinllgs BaptIst church August 10th.
As t-he family has a wIde conneiotion in
lbhIs atnd Oreenvile Icoun33ties, a very
large attendancen is exnnect.t
i TOP-SOIL ROADS
Iatement of Expenditures and
rter Miles Yet to be Let.
condition, uitter'l y itt for tle cOn
fltineient of 1risoners, and we would
again recommend the .Jail ('onnission
or any other hody which has the legal
autithorilt., to take immedliate stelis to
have a i('w jail buihli'. crectel.
"Comrplainin have beeni filed by eoi
M'.s generally of the County, as to
the violation of the speed law, Vicli
entlangers hu'man life and property,
and wouhd recomnmuenl that all ollicer;
oil whi icilh the enforeient of this law
is enlcumlbent, inulke clilig-ent effort.4 to
eniforee this law.
"Mir. (G. . 1. Wight, chairman of I au -
rens County Iighway Commission ap
pearedi i 'b IfoI I is hody. ai( slibinitted
a dietailed written report, showing how
the fuinds placed in their handis had
ben exmi mlenlel, saiI report being sub
m itte l herewith. After i nvestigating
this report oi we feel that these funds
have boen judiciously spent, to the
best interest of tle coln ty, we taking
into consid eration, however. the uin
lisuial conditions which have existed
dAu ring the last. t-wo year is.
"-It has been brought to our att-n
tion that in some instances stock is
being un i mercifully and criulily treated
and wouhd recommend that the ollicers
eniforce the law against these viola
tions of the law which prohibits the
Cruelty to animals. This matter should
have immilediate attention."
ilinty Ililmih y Comimtissloi
vour t consideration a cOnIdetinse( state
;es built, by the Laurens County Iligh
ement of funds available for this pur
of thi-. Commission from April 22, 1919
Miles TotalCost Per Mile
..... ....IS $11 18,139.67 $22.214.171.124
y line ....11-I 97A;S5.2 1-,Sr.10
... ......11) 1-2 55,19 1.92 5,25 6.6
nt .... .. 7 1-2 .16,0 tl.31
4 Grove . . 11 1-2 53,I19.43 -1,65 1.80;
...T 1 t lCot199. P1 .\51.w
2 $378,757.15 $6,012.02
exI)Ondi htit-cs malde for top
aounting to ........ ....6$,.10
lIDGE-'S AND cumrN'lirrs
ton Road................ .1 ,657.29
.... .... .... .... ...... ....19 ,21 ;.11
o.nt .... .... ............. 6 ,917.85
EX 1ENSF- g
1919 to May 1st, 19t21.
.............. .... .... .. .$ 6,15(1.110
t n .. o d .... .... .... .... $ 7.()f;;.S0
...... .... .... .... .... ..... 1;17.-1
.i nt .... .... .... .... .... 11,052.1
.19A9to ly a, 91
-..... .... .... .... .... ..70.0
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,5 1.35
--..-.................... .... 27,58.4
.............. .............. 7.85
mai onaccun of En'ignerthere
t thryeihmto mis Pfaretonrads
(laye. frhm funemer wastldysr
day suveling and 7:3 o'locenterin0.i
beig iGte. L.un Wrimhtertar
IN FINAL STAG[
In President's Hands This
MAY BE SIGNED
DVem ocriale Con ferevs lefisd tIo Siena
the liejot atm Said OTey Wuld (p.
pose t1 Ml.i Iaub i lean hill to ile Ed.
O1s.rnMih ima *ip bin 3 .iorilleN.
Wash in.:tonl. Junelt!2 tratablish
In ti11. of peace by cong res;sional re olul-.
tiol li ari its fiial sta ek; todav wen
Senate and Hlouse Republican conifer
(es agreed lu:on a compromi so resolit
tion, whichli they hope to have in l'resi
dent llardinigs hands late this week.
The compromise i'nmbodis the louse
plani of declairing the state of war with
Germany and Austria at an end and
adds the Senate Provision reserving
American property anad other rights.
The D3emocratic coliferees. Senator
11itchcock of Nobras ka, and Repre en
tative Flood of Virginia, called in for
the final con ference today after the
Republicans had arranged their comn
ProliSe resolution, refused to sign the
report and said that vith ot.her Demo
cratic colleague:-; they would oppose
the le l i ica plan to the end. Over
whelmRing 1epublican majorities inl
both Hlouse and Senate, however, were
said to leave no doubt of adoption of
the conference draft.
Action on the colliprolise resolution
tomorrow is planned in the 1loie and
finally In the Senate Thursday. The
corference report twas presented to
both bhodies late today. Democratie
ders on both sides said tie final
scsitssion would not be protracted and
elepublicans smaid they hopt-1 to
have the peace measure sent to the
Wlite House by Friday, in expectation
of its signature by the president by
the Fourth of July.
Satisfaction ov(r the com. romise
was expressed by both Senate and
louse Republican leaders. Chairman
Porter of the House foreign affairs
committee, was pleased that his plan
for declaring the war at an end had
been acepted instead of the Knox
resolution repealing the war declara
tions. Senator Knox, however, gavo
out a statement declaring that both
plais accomplished the same result.
"-Both the Senate and IHouse for
mulas," Senator Knox said, "effect the
repeal (of the war declaration) de
The Senate conferees in making con
cessions, gave away nothing of silb
stance in their istructions, Ie said,
adding that a resolution of congress
that a state of war is at anl 01nd "neces
sarily repeals the prior t war) iesolu
)EA'mlI F W. A. TFAUE
1Well hnownt .Motiyle Cillti l'assed
A way I iitiy. lnellrail Sat urdaiy.
Mir. W. A. TIeague, of Mlountville,
brothier of h)r. .J. II. Teagueo, of this city,
passed a way Friday afternoon after a
short illness. lie was first t aken sick
Sunday and showed signs of tecovery
tuntil a few minulites beofore his (leath
I'ridayi afte 1n10on when he su ffe red a
relapse. The funeral was held( Saturi
(lay afte rnoon, initermenc t taking .place
in thle t'nlve rsal churteb coemetery.
M1r. TIeague was )30 ye:irs of agoe atnd
is suiRyved by his wlow and( se2ven
(hildr1 en. Iles ides these lie is also surI
vivedet by hiis Ibrothert, D r. .1. II. T1eague,
andi sist ers, Irs. J1. .\I. Simmons andh
}Ilrs. W. .1. Cu tCk , of Mlou il ile, andi
I\Its. W. 'T. lnzley, of Sanofrd, Fla.
Mtr. Tieagu e w.'as an uiptightI and In -
dustious citiz.en andi will he greatly
missed in his commiliunity.
Doll ('ontest to ('lose
Thte D~ol Con test at thle Mliniter Coin
PAiany l)epart ment Store Is proinlg a
lig suRc(ess, saidl .\t. E-. P. Mlintet yes
Ut(rday. A large numbi llter of child1rin
have calleod for the doll1 s. tho~ ugh there
areo still a few Ileft. 'The voetest clos
05 Friday afterntootn at h iv (''clock.
.ilore (ottott Hhoinoms
Th'le Advertiser hans beeni tlooded w ithi
cot ton blooms sinc~e the anniouncemienlt
of t he fIrst bloomn iln the last issuie oif
the paper. Farmers generally say
that the( phlnt is mutch too srmall for the
arrival of bloomnS to he encontaminig
IN NEW ROOMS
uclh Activity iln LonIll LeiDon ('ireles
sin(ee (lub 1 Hoollis ha111e been Se.
cured. Pool 'I'a bles Installed.
The Lauireis P ost of the Aierican
l haegion hd its opening ieeting inl Ile
new club room 'or Legion Illall on Mollo
day night. All the iemibers weVre so
well pleased - With the splendid ar
raigelmen ts Ihat illore cintliusiasIm was
displavel at this meeting thall ever
before. Quiiite a numbier of new ruiein
ira have eniroli.d S:nee last ilietlin0.
The lIsion Hall is In the old ariory
over the 'alace of Sweets. 'I'le en
tire halt has been wlorkedl over and is
arranged inl the liost silitable man
tner for (u1111 rooms. The hall is al
rady furnished hwith oak library tales
and a Ilniliber of leather cilshioned
rocking chairs. and .is e'itlipped with
1hree shower baths. Iy volunitary con
tribuitions, enougilh money was readily
paid to the linian ce officer to pur chase
fout rpool tables and yesterday the ta
bles were brought to the hall and are
niow being put in shape for uise.
I'ntder the head of new busi ness the
Post alimlltllolsly elected the Rev. C.
T. Stuires, of .the First Presbyterian
(htihli of this city, as post chaplain.
Rtev. Sq uires has heretofore taken
much1(11 iliterest in matters of this kind,
and the Post feels that the securing
of sich a chaplain will be an inlis
It appear-iIg th1at So m11an1y good
base ball players have becoije imell
hers of the Laurens Post, it has been
decided to show the public how these
ex-service ilen canl play ball. Ca p1t.
Fred Fuller has lined up for Friday
afternoon at 1:30 oil tile South llIar
per street ball park, a game of base
hall with tile Greenville P'ost. All ex
service inca w ith their ladies and
Ifien(s are coming ou1t In full war
strength to pull and shout for the
home post. And the entire public is
expected to fall In !!nc and catch step
for this -gaie.
th 'e next regular meeting of the
Laurens Post will be held in the
Legion l1all on Monday night, July
lI il. Club rooms will be open at all
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
Warehouse of L. M. Beacham Struck
by Lightning and 95 Bales of Cot
ton Being Burned.
About ninety-five bales of cotton
were being consumed by fire last
night on the farm of L. M. Beacham,
between Laurens and Cross Hill, as
a result of a stroke of lightning
which hit the warehouse in which the
cotton was stored. Of the entire lot
of cotton, Mr. Beacham owned about
fifty bales and the remainder be
longed to other parties who had
stored with him. The warehouse was
in the state warehouse system and
carried tile usual anount of insurance.
Mr. Beachani lives on the old Shaw
pla1ce and~ the warehouse was one
built by the late J1. D). M. Shawv. For
the plast two years5 Mr. Bleacham has
bleenl uin~lg it as5 a cotton storage
warehlouse, putting a new roof on it
The lightning struck the wn- use
between fiv'e andio six o'clock. Soon
after it occurrledi Mr. Beachamn p~honed
to the city for help and cheiclal ex
tinguishers wer'e sent from the fire
dlepartmlent. Later the city fire truck
was cariredl out, Mr. Beacham think
ing thlat a supply of water could be
seculredi from a well. It was found
that the truck wVould~ not be of any
service either, so all hope of saving
the cotton was givenl upJ. It 'was to))
hot for anyone to ap~proach the build
ing to roil any of the bales out.
The fire was still burning at a late
hour last night.
TO (1EIEIIATE CENTE'lNNlAL
('hestnlu Ridge 1Bapti st (Chiurch to
Celeb~rate O)ne Hi udrethI Ana11
A celebrat ion iln honor of the I100th
an niversary of thle organliz/at Ion of thle
Chestnut)1 li Idge 3atiPtist cihuireli hasi
been planned by Its mlembers for 1"ri
day, Jol 13 st, and an attract ive pro
griamo has been arranged by an execuo
tive comititee. The church, as statedt
on t he p.rog rain, was or'gaized0( D eceml
b er 29i, 1821. the centennIal celebra
tion bieing held In the summeilir month1 I
on accounit. of moiro favorable weather
condhitionls. An invitation is extenlded
to all formeri mlembllers and1( specIal
friends. Haskets will be apmreinted.