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Take notice that on -the 31st day of
August, 1921, I will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Admin
Istratrix of the estate of J. A. Owings
deceased, in the office of the Judge of
Probate of Laurens county, at 11
o'clock, a. m., and on the same day
will apply for a final discharge from
my -trust as Administratrix.
Any person indebted -to said estate
is notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven or be forever barred.
BESSIE W. OWINGS,
July 27, 1921. 2-5t-A
NOTICE OF EFIECTION
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Notice of Special Election on the
Question of issuing Coupon Bonds of
the City of Laurens in the Sum of
$20,000 for Sewerage Extension and
Improvement of the Sewerage System.
Whereas, a written petition of a ma
jority of the freeholders of the City
of Laurens, as appears from the tax
books of said City, has been filed with
the' City Council of the City of Lau
rens, asking that an election be held
in said City of Laurens, at .which shall
be submitted to the qualified electors
of said City the question of issuing
-coupon bonds of the City of Laurens
In the sum of $20,000, payable within
forty years from the date of issue,
:and .bearing a rate of interest not er
ceeding six (6) iper cent per annum,
for the purpose of sewerage extension
and improvement of the sewerage sys
ten in said City; and,
Whereas, the (City Council of the
City of Laurens has duly considered
said petition, canvassed the same, and
found it to be in proper form, and
.signed by the required number of free
holders as prescribed by the Consti
tution and Statute Laws of the State
-of South Carolina, made and provided
in such cases, and upon consideration
thereof adopted an Ordinance and
Resolution dated 14th day of July,
1921 that the praye' of the petition be
granted, and that the question of said
bonds shall be submitted to the quali
fled, duly registered electors of said
City of Laurens, at a Special Election
to .be held in and for the said City of
Laurens on the 23rd day of August,
NOW THIIOT!FORE, Notice is here
by given that a Sppecial Election sill
be held in the City of Laurens on the
23rd day of August, 1921, upon the
question (,f issuing bonds of the City
-of Laurens in the sum of $20,000. pay
able within forly years fronm (late of
issue, and hearing interest at not ex
ceeding six (G) pIer cent per annmi,
for the puriose of Sewerage Ixten
sion and Improvem"ent of the Sewerage
System of the City of Latrens. Said
3lection shall he held at the following
olaces: Ward 1, at City Clerk's 0111ce:
%Vard 2, at Switzer's Store; Ward 3, at
aurens Cotton Mills Store; Ward -1,
at Davis-Roper' Co., Store; Ward 5,
at Jones-Taylor iardware Co. Store;
Ward G. at City P3ower House; that
the following have been appointed
managers to onduct the said election:
Ward I, J, ii. Tolliuon, J1. 11. T'Ihomnp
son, .W. I. burns; Ward 2, .John Swit
'zer, o~fhn .H1. Cunningham,.1J. 1). Sex
ton'; Wardl 3, Walter Illanms, S. .
Avery, Willie Powers; Ward -1, 1b. W,
Martin, J. C. WVasson, J. W. Fowler;
Ward 5, R. F. Jlones, Fr-ed Fulle-, RI
11. Owens; Ward 6, T1. Mack Hoper, F,
W. Machen, 110. T. Todd,
At saidl election the ipolis shall hc
openedl at 8 o'clock In the F'orenoonl
and closed at -I o'clock in the after
noon. At said election only the quali
fled, registered electors of t he Cit'.
of Laurens shall he entitled to vote.
That the bal lots shall have printed
upon01 them the question to he submit
ted and the words "Y "S" afrd "NO",
and thme elector favoring the Issue o1
said bonds shall vote a bal lot eon
tMning tihe word "yes", and the elec
tot' against the issue of said b~ondl)
shall vote a bliot containing the wor't
Hy order of the City Council of then
said City of Lau rens, this 1 4th day 01
JNO. A. PRANKS,
-STANLEY W. ORI'CWS,
Clerk and Treasurer.
PROPEJRTY INSURIED $I6,U50,000
WRITE OR CALL on the under'sign
ed for any information you may desire
about our plan of insurance.
We insure your property against do
etruction by FIRE, WINDSTORM O1R
IAGHTNI'NG, and do so cheaper than
any company in nxistance.
Remember, we are prepared to prove
to you that ours is the safest and
cheapest plan of insurance known,
Otur Association is nowv licensedl tc
write Insurance in the counties o1
Abbevillo, Greenwood, McCormick,
Edgefleld, Laurens, Saluda, Lexington
Rtichland, Calhoun, and Spartanbu rg,
Greenville, Pickons, UIamber~g, Barns
well, Clar'endon, Sumnter', Lee0 Kershawv
Teofficera are: Gen. J. Frase:
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.; J. R,
4Blake, Gen. Agt., Secty. and Treas.,
Greenwood, S. C.
A. 0. Grant ..,....Mt. Carrm, S. C
J, M. Gqmbrell .. .. Abbeville., S. C,
i. R. Blake .. .. ..,Greenwood, S. C
A. W. Youngblood1 .. . .1Hodges, S. C
J. Fraser Lyon . . . . Columbia, S. C
- V. H. Nicholson .. . .Edgefield,S. C.
W. H-. Wharton. ..,.. Waterloo, 8. C,
W. C. Bates .. .. .. ..Batesburg, S. C
J. R. BLAKE, Om'. Agt
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan, 1. 1920.
48 LOSE LIVES WHEN
STEAMER ALASKA SINKS
Account for 12 Bodies Out of List. 48
Missing After Sinking of Ship. Skip
per Believed Lost.
E ureka, Calif., -Aug. 7.-Forty-eight
persons, 36 passengers and 12 of the
crew were lost last night when the
steamer Alaska of the San Francisco
and Portland Steamship Company,
southbound from Portland, Oregon, to
San F'rancisco, sank thirty minutes
after crashing into the rocks of
3lunt's Reef, forty miles south of the
The survivors, numbering 166 per
sons, were brought here today by the
rescue ship Anyox, the first vessel to
reach the scene of the wreck in re
sponse to the Alaska's radio signals.
The coast guard tug Ranger, dis
patched early today from Eureka, re
turned to port iwith the bodies of 12
mes. Eight -were members of the crew
and four ,were passengers. Captain
Harry Hobey, master of the Alaska, is
still unaccounted for and Js believed
to have gone down with his ship.
Of the survivors landed by the
Anyox, thirty were more or less seri
ously injured and received medical
treatment at local hospitals.
The Alaska struck the reef bow on
in -a dense fog, according to the sur
vivors and immediately began to list.
The work of launching lifeboats was
accomplished without delay or disor
der. Three of the boats successfully
rode the waves, but the fourth boat
capsized, throwing its occupants into
the sea. The greatest loss of life, the
survivors said, resulted from this mis
hap. A few 'who swore lifebelts sue
eoeded in keeping afloat until picked
Captain Hobey, when the last of the
lifeboats had been sent over the side
of the rapidly filling Alaska, went to
the stern of his vessel and he was
there when it started its plunge to
Captain Harry Hobey, master of the
Alaska, with two passengers, were
the last on the ship. The caiptain is
missing. He was without a life )re
server. One of the tWo passengers,
George Glenn, of Nebraska, was
The steamer Anyox, with the known
166 survivors, arrived here late to
According to the stories of the sur
vivors, three lifeboats were launched.
The last was but a few feet from the
wreck when the Alaska, which had
listed to starboard, suddenly righted
and then plunged, how first.
The steamer uknyox, towing a barge
to Vancouver, iwas twylve miles dis
tant when the iirst "S. 0. S." signals
of the Alaska flashed out.
Within an loiulr the Anyox arrived
at the wreck and with order that
won high praise from the si uvivorls,
picked up1) those who were driftling lu
the water and opei boats.
h'll rouighii the iight otlher' sh ips joiln
ed in the rescue work.
Twelve bodies were found, which,
vith the arrival of tie, Anyox and a
tug hein img tihe b~odlies here,'t left. tihe
unailccounitedi for at tirty-t~wo pas
*ujenges and foni minnbers of the crew'.
The Alaska, of the Saun Francisco
andl P ortlandi St eamshly Cornpa ny,
left Friday with 131 I passengers5, (of
in the steer'age. Tlhe maijority' of thei
ini ste steerage. The majority of the
!,asenge'rs were sulmmeir toiurists.
Theli Alaska hal led from the home
iort (of P'ort 'Town'isend, Washm~ngton.
its nit tonnageWI wa'sd ::,70 and its
lengthl 327 feet. H er' normia Icrmew
numbiler'ed -15. She was built at. Ches
ter', P'enn., ini 1889.
inIIlt's ileef is forty imil e3 southl (of
i'urmeka and 197 miles north of San
Franciseo. Shilp nidenihtts were fr('
(tuent at that point years ago, until a
lightship ,was btuilt in 1901. The only
notable wvreck since, was the s inking
about fIfteen years ago of the steamt
ei Colunmbia, with a heavy loss of
life. The 'owner's of the Alaska, in
cidentall y, also owned the CVoltimnibia.
Fogs have prlevailed( atlonig the
Washington, Oregoli andl noi'thern
California coasts for' two wee'tks and
se'vera'l sipin mg casulalties have oc
cuired,. tile most notale being tihe
wvreck of tile Canlain gove'rnmenit
steamer,' Canadiin ExpIorter,. oft Sou th
Hend, 'Washington, last week.
P raise wa.4 mutally3 extendel(d be
tweeni imembers of the crmew and pas
senlgers in their stor'ies of the scenes
followinag the crash. JDespite the iso
ation of the ship, which was envel
opeod in fog with te swvells (lashing
a,gainst it and thrmowin lg spiray from
the jagged rocks of the r'ef, calmii
notS sprevailed among tile pasengers
andi~ cre'w. it wias a shoit time, that
scant thi rty nmites between thle
strik ig on thle i'oeik rad( tile slin kinmg.
Butt, without signs5 of disorder~, thle
jiassenigers were i&' hlped into t he life
boats under' c'ahi direction of officers
aind crewv andi lower'ed into the water.
'atpt aln hi obey's lierioic dirmectioii of
the li fe savinug was of such a thriilling
example that several men piassengers
5s .,'ed by3 his sido as the wonmen andiu
chiildr'en were takein tir't into thme
The0 vess~el slowly lifted, and~ ten
righting it self suiddeshy plunged. An
.i' .. ..iii'i 1 lifroat so t many ii na-11
sengers into the water.' There was a
half hour of bleak darkness with the
ilfeboats drifting in the -blanket of
Lhe fog before the siren of the rescue
steamer Anyox was heard.
Captain Snoddy of the Anyox, and
A crew defied the treacheries of the
reef in carrying on the rescue work,
but it was with difliculty that the
victims in lifeboats and many in life
preservers or clinging to drifting
wreckage, were found.
All through the night -the rescuers
worked, picking up many who had
been struggling in the water, clinging
Lo wreckage, for .hours.
One of the last survivors picked up
was [rene Dyer, a girl not yet in her
teens, who had been clinging to the
wreckage for more than eight hours.
HEN DRAWIN(G PLOWS
IN MEXICAN FIELOS
Beasts of Burden Scarce in Morelos
but Work is Being Done.
Mexico City, July 24.-Men har
nessed to plows and engaged in
sturdy cultivation of the soil are not
an uncominon sight in the state of
Mlorelos, according to travelers in
Beasts of burden are scarce in that
state and the small farmers have
met the situation by taking their
places. The result is that bountiful
crops are being grown there. More
los, incidentally, is being watched
with interest here inasmuch as the
government's scheme for apportion
ment of small tracts of land to labor
ers and the reversion of large haci
endas to their original owners-vari
ous municipalities-is being carried
According to reports the scheme
is working out 'well and a single dis
trict vill ilproduce this year more
than $600,000 (pesos) worth of rice.
Sugar cultivation has been aban
doned temporarily because of lack of
machinery which was dismantled
and destroyed during various revolu
tionary periods and has not been re
It is stated, however, that two
large sugar mills are to be erected in
the state which will meet all needs
when the first crops are harvested
within the next 18 months. Morelos is
known as one of the richest states in
the republic, but agriculture has been
retarded )ecause uptil recently, it was
owned practically in toto by 22 land
lords who are said to have failed to
cultifate the land to the best advan
Seveity-Fourlh ir lida of .11rs. .1.
1'. llenlerson Celebrated i larks.
larksdale, Aug. (.--At the home of
Alr. anid .\rs. J1. Y. llenders;on., near
lia d idale, alproxilately sixty of Ih<
elledeirsol family eljoyed .xith .\ls.
.1. Y. liil derson her s1 iev i' -fou 1th
'fleneath the shade trees in ine yard
a dnner' table wav- cted fo' *I.he o
c'asioni and~ buaskets1 laden it t bIhinig
to tuemipt the apipetite vere placedt'l
tlher' in abliudance.
Clhidre n, gi'andch11i'den' and ot.h 'rs~
stood( with b)owed he0.1s -as t l~hank
wer'e offieed to1 the 1)1ivinie l'oweri
wihich 84o genieriouisly has 1blessed t he
II (ender.isoni faily.
i"Ollowiing thle retuinig of I ilvinfl
thaniiks all piest nt! were toldl to (comei
for'ward and partak Ie of the fe'ast.'!'
belie. 'i h ies 52andla~It ithes, oiek I-s,
cak e and other'i temin g arit icles were
on the t able( in .abun tdance.
Those pre'sent were: .\lr. and .lrs.
\V. .ii. iieledesoni andi faily3, (if Vonnii
lain iun;: ir. and14 .\is. 1b. i0. llenider
son and family', of Gray Co:'rt;: .\r.
n1.nd( .\irs. T1. .\. Isock, of Greenv'iile;
AlrI. 2nd( .\lrs. T. A.i Armstriong and( famii
113y, of Gray tout; Mi'. and .\lris.
George IBolt andl family,3' of I2auriens;
Mlr. and1( .\l vs. N. 1E. (Cope r, of Waterci
Air s. (G. i). libh, of Ilin . Il'ath; .\ir.
and Al rs. .1. 10. llagwelI li d faiy,3' oif
lHarkcsdale; .\lr. andt .\lirs. 1'0. J. Ilen
dlersoni, oif Griay C'ourt; Mr. J. Il)'. South
andi (hildr'(n. oif Waterloo; .\r. and
Alt's. J1. 10. lin derson, of Griay Courit;
Mliss Sue l lendersoni, of ClInton; .\liss
liel I render'son and~ brothers, oif
Amoniig the vis itors oif thle sec't ion,
presgti were,. AIrI. andI .\lri. lien Simpi
son1. of Gray 'our't; .\li's. 'Ross 'OW -
ers, of Iirksdiaie; .\lrS. Nanie t Aiilami
and daligh ter's. of I a rksdalie, and14
Ples Cutred in 6 to 1 4 J~ya
Drd~~'.sts refund1 mo:tey it PA/.0 0:Wi 'erW :b
NOTICE OF" 1"IkVION
State of South C'arolinia,
County of Laurenr.
Notice of Sipeclal Elect'on Oin the
Questilon of Issuling Coupon 1101nds of
the City of Lnuirens in the Sumii of
$70,000 for Water Workso Extension
Whereas, a wriiten petition oif a ma
jority of the free-holders of the City
of Taurens, as appears from the,~ tax
hooks of said city, has beern liledi with
the City Council of the 'City of Tan
r'in, naking hat an election be held
in said City of Laurens, at which
shall be submitted to the qualifiedl
electors of said City the question of
issuing cotupon bonds of the City of
Laurens in the sum of $'l0,000, pay
able within forty years from the date
of issue, and bearing a rate of inter
est not exceeding six (6) percent. per
annum, for the 'urpose of Water
Works Improvement and Extension in
said City; and,
Whereas, the said City Council of
the said City of Laurens has duly
considered said petition, canvassed
the same, and found It to be in proper
form, and signed by the required
number of freeholers o45 prescribed
by the Constitution and Statute 'Laws
of the State of South 'Carolina.' made
and provided in such cases, and upon
consideration thereof adopted an
Ordinance and Resolution dated 14th
day of uJly, 1921 that the iprayer of
the petition .be granted, and that the
question of said bonds shall be sub
mitted to the qualified, duly register
ed electors of said City of Laurens, at
a Special Election to be held In and
for the said City of Laurens on the
J. C. Burns &
their fall and wii
goods at a sacrifi
model store roon
our stocks; you
priced to move q
throughout the si
August Clean Swei
I lot. I 2ndies' Whit i Oxrfrds;
black mid tan Oxfords, :1,
and 4 1-2. Clean Sweep lP
I lot .ent 's U'ndershirts, odd
samnples. Clean Sweep l'ric
I lot len's Cool * uits, Co(
I'1;lmumlla and .\loliaje (Dre
Clean Sweep riee ....
I lot i1dies ' White Shoes,
3 1-2, 4, 5 and 6. SohIlfor
$3.00. (leani Sweep I Price
I lot .\len 's Slippers, witeil a
-heneh. worth $2.00 to $3.01
Sweep Iie. .........
I lot Alen's Un'iion Suits, wI
(Clean %wrceip I'ie . . . . .
All .\Pe' l ine Suits Clean
$j%5.oo Mit i .........
$40.00il Suiit for .... .... ..
$25.()t Suit for .... .... ..
.l's $1 .0) quality k lue
\Vork Shirt. (leanI Sweep
I lot 20e qua lity v 8-inch tinei
ing. (Cleani Sw~eep I'rie.
with (Clean Swep I'rie,
415r ( 'urltaini (ouuds. ('llean
I 'ri (e.....................
75)' 'uiriain (iioods, fine qua
SwVeep 'ic ~.... .
Iing~ ('1oods. ('1lean Sweep
I lot -415 1 flu I striedl .Sirt.
Mns and W\omen' 's I losit
kiunds, alil pi)ie(s 10c upl toI $
hav 'ah'e bin'I ggest stoc ofl
'Sweep) l'ri e............
(Clean Sweep I l'ie, per ya
All lianies' .fine Dresses-S
Drles.ses, wor') i t hi up tO .j $!
'hoice . . .. .. .. ... . ...
August Clean Sweej
gains piled out on ta
Burns & Co. for the
.No. 1-.210 Wei
23rd day of August, 1921.
NOW, 'D+ElIbFOIMD, Notice is here
by given that a Special Election will
be held in the City of Laurenls on the
23rd day of August, 1921 upon the
question of issuing bonds of the City
of Laurens in the sum of $70,000, pay
able within forty years from date of
issue, and bearing interest at not ex
ceeding six (6) percent. per annum,
for the purpose of Water Works Im
provement and Extension in said City.
Said election shall be held at the fol
lowing places: Ward 1, at City
Clerk's Office; Ward 2, at Switzer's
Store; .Ward 3, at -Laurens Cotton
Mills Store; Ward 4. at Davis-Roper
Co, Store; Ward 5, at Jones-Taylor
Co. Store; and Ward 6. at City Power
House; that the following have been
appointed nanagers to conduct the
said election: Ward 1, J. E. Tollison,
J. B. Thompson, W. I. 'Burns; Ward
2, John Switzer, John 'H. 'Cunningham,
J. D. Sexton; Ward 3, Walter Hellains
S. J. Avery, 'Willie Powers; Ward 4,
1. W. Martin, J. C. Wasson, J. W. Fow
ler; Ward 5, R. F. Jones, Fred Fuller,
R. B. Owens; 'Ward 6, T. Mack Roper,
Co. will soon neec
iter stocks; will clos
ice price, and then ]
is. Come to Laure
will find bargains i
uick. We only list
of other items equ
ep Sale Augus
kso soie I lot Ladies
3 1-2, 4 Sweep P)r
ices .... 75c 1 lot Ioys
lots and lPrive . . .
( ... ....25c $1.75 Wat.el
>1 Cloth, -$1)75 AI an
;S Cool). (ome to "
.... ..$5.98 1 lot ol 'le
sizes ; .oi table.
-$2.00i to 25 vi~w('si(
..... .$1.25 1 lot Child
iid 'a in *,(' lean ,SvI1
bait S(vl) 8v
uld alml :;5. be (11
......$1.25 > pa-e
... .... .65c ("0
;weep I riveS. ( 'li
. .. ..$17.50 -n ire
. .. ...$20.00 SepP
.. ....$12.50 I oe ~
I'riee . .605c 7i <-ke L-;
.... .. . .10c ip- -o OI
........ ..43c 1 table : Seo
... .$1.39 lt..
. ... ..19c lot yio
hity. (Clea!n: ~iksI':
P'riee 33 1-3c Th s
..........19c I lot Lad(1
1.5. \e le.(
I Iosiery 2 bot tes Ipu
.........15c .;~n ~eu
trd a.d ..10cl I
dJ. (. lIl'
)O, you r ~ ,\ .\ 1 M t i
.. .. .$3.50 SYA y I, ,
e at J. C. Burns & Co. e
> Sale. Come each wee
bles and on the floor. I
y are merchandise mov
it Laurens Street, Red Iron I
arth Side of the Square in B1
Lauren;. South Carolin
E. W. Machen, and 8. T. Todd.
At said election the polls shall be
opened at 8 o'clock in the forenoon
and closed at 4 o'clock in the after
noon. At said election only qualified.
registered electors of the City of -Lau
rens shall be entitled to vote. That
the ballots shall have printed upon
then the question to be submitted and
the words "yes" and "no", and the
elector favoring the issue of said
bonds shall vote a ballot containing
the word "yes", and the elector
against the issue of said bonds shall
vote a ballot containing the word
By order of the City Council of the
said City of Laurens, this 14th day
of July, 1921.
JNO. A. F1RANKS,
STANLEY W. ORE WS,
Clerk and Treasurer.
Colds Cacuse Grip and lnfluenza
LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets remove the
cause. There Is only one "Bromo Quinine."
L W. GROVE'S signature os box. 30).
I more space for
e out all summer
paint up and re
ns, look through
in piles, odd lots
a few items. We
ally good values
t Clean Sweep Sale
' Si'lk Poplin Skirts. Clean
i..s .... .... .... ....$2.49
Overalls. Clean Sweep
- - - .. .... ... ..''65c
, (right on time) ......$1.00
1 Clock. (Wake up anId
r. ('. lurus & Co.) .... $1.00
n1's )riess Negligee Shirts,
(lean Sweep rice ....75c
lot. Collars. (lean Sweep 15c
ren 's llos, Smail sizes.
Pe( Price .... .... .... 5c
il i ty 'lable Oil Clot h. Cleanl
ri ..... .... .... ....25c
\Im' & ( lamerei Sod)a ( Jread
S - .. .... .. .... . .25c
I Lauck liilng Powdler.
loo Saln. .II t is n Clie
I('Iiee . . ....~ .ii(... ......25c
tehi (w ort 4JI . (CleanV(c
............ .... .... .... ..25c
((of Joap iil iz. (Cleana
..e.......... .... .... ..25c
Sbiac SrtyastsNop Cean
wa ... ....ej I i(.... ........25c
G (ingans .\ Indkustli sl. .5c
s' fine I rssik ios. Au'gust
l. .... .... .... .... ..98
k;onuae.. wilh fin bth -
re yho u.pr ye on... .0
erOli. ome. land swee.
Poide B oi Sores
aest Od < taliy.d la
'rns B. . .. . .. . ...k. 5