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LAUtiNS, . C., AUGUST 17, 1921
TH'E BON DISSUES
The elections to be held in this city
next Tuesday are for three separate
bond Issues. The total amount to be
voted on will be $125,000, divided as
follows: $70,000 for waterworks imi
iprovement and extension, understood
to meanl principally the construction
of a modern filtration system -which
,will eliminate disagreeable odors, col
ors, tastes and threatened contamina
tion of the present system; $20,000
for sewerage extension, principally in
tended, so it is understood, in the Lau
rens Aills village; $35,000 for stroet
improvement, exact plans for which,
so far as has yet come out, are in
The City Council has already en
tered upon a contract for engineering
services in connection with the -filtra
tion system c-ontingent upon its coil
struction. A retainer fee of $250 was
-paid to the engineers and $2,500 in
addition is to be paid for .the usual
engineering services if the work is
done. The financial interests of the
engiheering firm ceases, under the
contract, with these two fees. The en
gineers already engaged have no con
nection with the sewerage or street
The above, ,w'e believe, describes the
fundamental features of .the bodd 'is
sues about as accurately as they can
There are salient facts in regard to
the -bond issues and the ipurposes for
which they are intended which may
give rise to reasonable differences of
The water system of the city is bad,
though not unbearable. It needs no
description. It is only a matter of
tilnm. before all of us -will demand bet
ter water. But, it is a qiuestion wheth
er or not we can build cheaper now
or later, ,or' whether we could afford
to tolerate the presert 'systemn until
.we are less financially embarrassed.
As previously stated, the $20,000 Is
sue for sowerage is intendled pinci
pally for the Laurens Mills villave.
This is hardly more than the mills
pay into the city treasury as taxes
in one year and it occurs to us tiat,
with the large exiwenditiure that the
mill has already made for its em
p)loyees in the way of attractive lous
es, that it would he unfair to that see
tion of the city to allow it to go with
out sewerage any longer.
The $35,000 issue for road mimprove
mnent is an indefinite prop~ositilon.
W~here it is to go, we are not fully
informed. The Advertiser is aware
that imutch needled street improvement
* has been made on creditI wthiln the
Past year, but it is doubtfulI whet he r
- or not, the funds15(I deivd fClromi this
bond1( issie could b( le usedi to dlefray
t hese dets. Wht ile we are adivocntes of
good~ roads antd streets5, st i it occur ls
to us, that the times are not entirely
propitious for further work (If tis
11 ight alb lihe borne in mind that
bonids (If munllicilities in tis vliin
ity hearing 1 per cnt intere;t are be
ifl sold todtay at diseounits of' trom
7 to hO per cit. The City of Lao
reni, thCore', nouild hlardly exect
to r1ali no' 1(w mloreC than $11 7,1000
fromt the ialI of 2:l000 ill honds.
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Aft er a hiiun-drum ;ft ill the front
hlas vo(liint 'ertud for tihe excitinlg ex
lierience of i\. I'. dlity. at the Crisp,
hotel, Croiss liiill, hanuI 'ls county.
Ills luresenIt. seiice in muift i (at the
timie tis is written ) is as) honorable
as waus that ini khlakI, for by reason
of hiis prlesent enlistmilent as mes'is or
derly, lhe pernilts his mothler to take~
a '.acat Ion. (And the~y (10 feed you
well at that 'Crn;, hotel) . Georrge
was in a branch of the service thla'
always has appi)ieald to mne-tho sig..
lnal corps, lie w.as a membuler of tile
Th ree 111lunedl andl Sixtht signal bat
talion thtat w..as trained at Camp
J'ackson andl~ left htere ulnder Maij. 13.
R. TI. Tlodd, whVio commanded tile out
fit throiughl tile thick and thin of s01me
exciting adventulres In .Frtance. To
Crisp andl anlothler was assigned the
dutly of handling the carrielr pigeons
at the front. Tile igeons wereI' car
lied in crates resembling hiplndry
baskets and~ the men of this uln~iqueI
detail .weAr guyed by their oranmen,1n
called "Chinamen," etc. Crisp states
'that he had nLo weapon of warfare
during his enlistment and there were
some times when he would have felt
moro comfortable if lie had had some
kind of popgun to keep the Bochos
The Signal Battalion
To my thinking there has ever been
an atmosphere of romance around the
operations of a signal battalion. The
installing of wireless telegraph, wire
less Phones and other means of com
munication is interesting -because of
its mysteriousness. Then there are
the pigeon columbaria and the photo
graphic outfits. At Camp Jackson
was a large caige or columbarium of
carrier pigeons that were being trained
for service in France. I have been told
that some of these same birds ren
dered service of great value on the
front and deserve almost as much
distinction as the gallant boys ow'ho
were awarded horo medals. In fact,
some of the birds were decorated.
There are times when no other means
of communication will take the place
of carrier pigeons.
When tihe advance of the signal bat
talion Is away out in front endeavor
ing to establish communication lines
(and it ieed lot be stated that this is
an enteiiorise of considerable danger),
there may come a time when an enemy
shell will break the lines of contact
with the main command in the rear.
Or it may be that the area between
the advance and the main commnd is
filled .w'ith deadly gas so that even the
police dogs could not ,get through.
There are numerous such contingen
cies which require the services of
carrier pigeons when the observers
at the front have information to re
port or the unit of construction men
may need supplies.
How the Birds Work
The pigeons, when released, do not
dive off through the deadly gas fumes,
but according to their nature, circle
upwarrd for quite a distance until
their instinct guides them to the
camp which to them Is home. The
message Is written upon a very light
sheet of paper which is wrapped
.tightly and bound to the shaft or a
strong feather. This does not impede
the bird's fli-ght. The importance of
the service of the carrier pigeons can
not be estitmated, for their service ,was
given at a time when there could have
been no substitute. A carrier pigeon
never failed. Some were killed. M\any
of them were wounded or injured by
the m-ischances of war, but they never
Another outfit in the Three hiun
dred and Sixth battalion was the
photographic u nit, also trained at
Camp Jackson. and sent over with the
N.ighty-first divisionl. When Makjor
Todd caime back with hi, command to
be mustered out of service he related
to fricnds some interesting cx periene
es of this out fit. When the armistice
was sigIe(l it Was desired that. photo
graphs he made of the area that had
been occulpied by the Germans foi four
years. As rapidly as the 1ochie would
evacuate, Major Todd and the photo
graphleis would (I aI dvance, having beCn
assigned to the lFirst divIsion. They
gath ered manny rema rkabile idioto0
r~ia phs, wvhich areo now in the posses
sion of the .governi meni. Ther;e weree
experiences, wVi(erd, iintcantny, pa thet IC
andm~ also thrilliing on this exciursion
inito tie deCvast ated te rri tory.
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li~uial, A\ii. I..- Tihursday afternont,
wor th i.eague, enjoy'ed a i13o. t delight
ful tin g. lihe oci~ni was an a
t(Irnoon .iienie at. Go~gigon .\II1, a
mii le for.n hiere. G amnt-'., siw i nmh
prm n h.lli tat one touhluask the
tenjoy:.d, Ithu~ I rinin~g t) a (conclusion1
'. very p lear ant oeent.
.\lis. Ilirbert Owvirn, .\lt. and~ Alta
hi arris. M ises ('cell Ow inrgs, Decwey
Armtustrmong, iilly 'iThomtason, Janiotte
TPhotmasoni. I. ura llellahms, Lula May.
'(iarl andi Site ienidersoin, i~anniie
aindu Sal lie I brownulec, Mary Holt, l0m-.
na Iliris, Nani and Alta Riuth
C1ampb~lell, Mfatselle Satterfild, Clara
McCall, Sarah Iliarris and l-illy May
Giraydon; Mlessrs. Leonard Owilngs, I.
M. Owings, Ernest and Pierce I Tarris,
ilroadlus Owingsm, Loon 'llellams, D'avid
and Joe Birownlee, JTohn Simmons, TPal
mnage Armstronge, Frank Curry, Claud
Harris, Ret lill1, Rlaymnond and Guy
CamipbellI, George TPhonmason, Culver
Sumerel, 110b McCall, D6Witt Aber
crombie, andl Job WillIs. Among the
wvelcome visitors present were the fol
lowing membeors of the Shiloh League:
Mr. and Mrs. Giary Wallace, Misnes
Irene, 'Bess and Cornella 'Wallace,
Jianie Wilson and Mcsa'rs. Roy Wal
lace and 'Ihergian Powers.
Mr. and Mirs. John Curry, Mr. and
.\rs. Sam Curry, Mr. and Mr's. L. D.
,turned from u recent week-end visit
in -Hendersonville, iwhere they were
the guests of their brother, Mr. Plumer
'Mrs. R. L. Gilreath, of Greenville,
and Miss Fannie Loden, of Gainesville,
Ga., spent last week-end bore, the
guests of Mrs. W. C. Brownlee
Mrs. Eileen Peden and little David,
are spending a while with Mr. Peden
and family, of Fountain Inn.
Mrs. Lizzie Robertson' and Miss Hit
.tie Abercrombie, are visiting relar-1
tives in Honea !Path.
'Prof. Clyde Curry is now enjoying a
pleasant visit In WashIngton, D. C.
Miss Pearl 4lenderson 'has as her
guest this week, Miss Mary Bolt, of
Miss Mattie Simmons, of Greenville,
accompanied by her friend, Mliss 1
Marie Madden, voent the week-end ]
with homefolks here.
Mr. Charles McCall, of Kingstree, is
visiting his mother, Mrs. Alec McCall.
M'rs. AlcCall and the children havu
been here for some weeks, and will
accompany Il1r. McCall on his return
The Rev. C. W. Watson filled his
regular api)oilltlmieIlt here Sunday
11or..1111g. The ordinance of baptism
wus administered to six candidates
for church memibership.
Mis. Festus Curry and little Mavis
Clare Curry returned Friday from the
Crick Springs -hospital where little
Miss Curry hias been a patient for a
(lay or so.
The parents, friends and members of
the .Junior Society and Unby Division
of which Mrs. Florence Ropp is super
intendent, sient Saturday, August 8th,
at "the pool". This place with its
surioundings of shady aisles and
spreading trees, is a dandy place for
swiniming, and has been imiproved to
such an extent by the owner, 'Mr.
Floyd Curry, that it is proving a
source of egreat pleasure to the entire
community. The day was -an ideal
one and nothing occurred to mar the
festivities, both younig and old enjoy
ing the day to the fullest.
This picnic is getting to be an an
nual event, and is looked forwan'd to
by all who are fortunate enough to be
invited. loating, swimming and
games galore were enjoyed, and v'when
noon came all were prepared to do
amiple justice to the splendid dinner
siread on a long table. lced lenonade
wvas freely dispensed throughout the
day. About 150 guests were present,
W0 of whom were members of the
Junior and Baby Division, hoth so
cieties being )r.anches of the Woman's
Mlissionarv society, and are doing a
great work under the leadership of
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CLINTON NEWS *
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Clinton Aug. 1 .N .\r. J. T. Robert
Son aid .iss Ennie llobertson are
spending somle time at Glenn Springs.
.\trs. Williamls retlinedl last Satur
day to Greenwood after spending the
1week With .lIs. Ir'vin Coleman.
.\s. J . A. f'hiandie r an d11 chid I ren
ar'e visiting .\irs. A. ii. Oalloway in
Mliss Mlary 1)iliard is the guest of
\lris. Ileece Youn1g.
en ter'tained thle 'Tuesday Clu'' last
wevcek. Afteri a Aleasanlt houri of sew -
Iing the hiortes4 served a delicioue'
salad d'ouiise anld Iced ten to) thle fol
lowing guests: .ds'iiiuns \\'. I'.
Jacobs, It ecce Y'oung. ('lair I lays, 1t.
I'. Sailer, W. It. Owens. .Ir., .i.A. I
I. ('oleman. .lisses ('Iara lDarket1I and
.\lrls. WV. I:. Owens s!''nt the wekl*
teritainedl a numbtiler of fiends i:uti
Thursdt'alay e'vu ning~ i.t a card party.
.\ delicious sthid ,,ourise aiil icdl tea
were seirved at a late hurit to lth'- fol
luwing; '.uests: .\i. an'l .\lrs. .J. I. l..
ana .\iri. \\'. it. Owenis, Jr. .\i. and
\lm'amsc' hI. D). Illeniy aind Garty
llilla"', <:iiei ';'ned hist i'.'rclay motn
inii. and al~fternooni at lovely'l iral
iparties at Mmrs. I lenry's resiudence. Dc
licjiis punch01, cr'eaim and enkle wcire
se rvedl to( ablout (one111( hundeid guests.
They c werie ass;istedl in ('lter'ta ininrg: hy
Allsses Mary and Agnes l lenr'y, .\ini
tile Lee Nash anld Maud ciMlis.
Mr's. uL. F. McSwain ancd family were
guests of Mr's. Will Copeland last
Mrs. L4. A. Barrowv and family, of
Columbia, were guests of Mrs. Hubert
Pi~tts last Thursday and .Friday.
Mr. andl Mt'a. IHenry Winn, of Green
vyule, spe'nt the week-end in town.
('ard of Th'lanks
We wish to take this means to
thank the many goodl ~pople and
friends of our community for their
many deeds of kindlness shown us8
durting the recent illness and deoath of
our loving little boy, 'Hariold..
It pleased tihe All-Wise Fatheri to
take him. So we submit to ills wvill,
rW, P. IsIIP
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SPECIAL NOTICES. 4
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For Sale-Ford tpuridg car with
elf starter. Geor lakely, at Lau
ens Natlonal Ba . 5-1t-pa
Lost-Sunday on Greenville road
Lear Narnie, blue Vogt with small red
tries. Finder #Mase notify F. A,
"uller and receive reward. 5-i
Notiee--Persons having Atlas -Port
and cement sacks should return ther
Lt once it they wish the cash refund
Fimo on these 4is limited. .1, L. 'Roper
k Company. 5-1t-pd
Wanted-For y6ung couple, several
*ooms for light house-keeping, or
)oard with private family. Address
'Rooms". care Advertiser. 5-lt-c
Dance at Harris 8prings-There will
)e a dance at Harris Springs Frldajy
11ht, to -which the public is invited,
1oads now good to spring. Slagned
'Commi111ttee". 5- 1t-pdl
Case Brothers Co., expert piano tun
-rs and general iplano workmen are i1
baurens for a few days. If youi
)ilano needs attention drop us a card
)r phone 434. 5-lt-pd
For Salo-Thrce shares Lauiren
Prust Conpany stock. Address Box
134, Clinton, S. C. 5-10-C
For Itent-Two offices on the square
aurens Trust Co. 3-51
Farm For Sale-143 acres, 7-roon
1welling, good barn and tenant house;
miles of city, near church, higli
school and highway. Cash or on casy
>aynients. Luther Wasson, at Wil1 keO
Furniture Store. 1-4i
Eim lIeplir Parls--Lugs and wedgeF
'or all make ears. City Vulcanizing
Notice-I have arranged to be In
baurens two days each month. If your
>Iano needs tuning leave order witli
3. M. & E. H1. Wilkes & Co. 0. M
rully, Piano Tuner. 28-ti
Piles Curedin 6 to 14 Days
fDrudgsts refund mone if PAZO OINTMENT'fall
to cure Itching, Bilacd Bicedlag or Protruding Pies
Instantly relieves Itching Piles and you can g.
retatfuI stlc after the first 1Pplication. Price 'NO.
D. C. Featherstone W. B. Knighl
FEATHEBSTONE A KNIGHT
Attorneys at Law
Laurens, S. C.
All Business Intrusted to Our Carf
Will HaTe Prompt and Careful Atten.
Office over Palmetto Bank
Er. Featherstone will spend Wednes
day of each week in Laurens.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, South Carolina
Offee In Peoples Bank Building
O'DANIEL & REID
Clinton, S. ('.
0. Langdon Long
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Enterprise National Bank Building'
All Legal Business Given
Simpson, Cooper Br. Babb
Attorneys at Law,
i Practice in all,-State Courts
prompt Attention Given All Business
Dr. J. T. RUTLEDGE
At Dr, Al lir!ghat's 0Old Stand.
Tirayn ham li uildlingj
C. E. Kennedyl&[Son
E mbal mers
LAURENS, - - - S. C.
Units of 10 Bales ill
Units of 10 Unitsq of 1,000
Shares up Bushels up
All contracts ettled in Olrgenvlllle
Direct Privatj Wire to Now' York
J. T. A ON
23 ('onyfrs 0~1 -r lluidg.
(Or tny e~, S. C.
Postal Ixmg Dlstance
ROSE & SON
Sedfor Interestinigt free h~oklet
"How to trade~ iln Cotton, \ltocks,
I am offering for sale my res
idence on West Main street.
This house is brick veneered
with a high grade brick; has
ten rooms, two baths, large
sleeping porch. Has furnace
heat, good horse barn, cow
barn and large garage, 3-room
tenant house; has pasture with
running water, and 3 1-2 acres
under good fence.
D. E. TODD
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For satisfaction, safety
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