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VOLUME XXXVII., LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 319 1921.
C[RM4I IN"[AJY 7f
U. S. Not Bound b) League
Special Menition 3ade of Ite-afllirma.
tion of GoverImIaeni.'s Share lin ie.
nouiced Germani O(erseas l'osses.
s.inls wi l' articulan Rleferenice to
Islan11d of Yup.
Washington, Aug. 25.-'he treaty C
with Germany, which was sbgned to
day in Berlin, was made public to
nlgiht -by the state department. It C
'put into force the economic repara- 1
-tions, military and various other pro- t
visions of the unratilod treaty of Ver
sailles, but oprovides specifically that (
the United States shall not be bound 11
,by the covenant of the League of Na
tions or by other enumerated parts
of the Versailles settlement.
The declarations of the peace re
solution are reaffirmed in the trea'ty
and it contains in addition a blanket
'provision that any benefit which
might accrue to this country under
the Versailles pact is to be regarded
as of full force. Germany's renuncia
tion of her overseas possessions joint
ly to the Big Five powers' is reaflirm
cd, as are the military clauses of the
Versailles treaty, the sections relat
ing to prisoners, reparations, finance,
economic settlements, commerce and
abrogation of all other existing trea
ties between the two countries.
bDsassoeclates League of NatJons
In disassociating the United States
from the League of Nations, the
document provides not only that this
government 'will not be bound by the
covenant but that no action of the
Lenague shall be considered as placing
an obligation upon America. The
#United States also stipulates that it
will not be bound by the sections of
the Versailles treaty relating -to the
boundaries of Germany, to iolitical
Teadjustments in Europe, to te set
tlements affecting China, Siam, Lib
eria, Mlorocco, Egypt, Turkey, Bulga
ria, or Shantung, or to the establish
ment of an international labor or
In a *state departiment statement is
sued to announce the signature of
the treaty, special mention was made to
of the renfilmiation of -this govern- o
ment's share. in the renounced Ger- p
nan overseas- 'possessions, the state- h
ment declaring that this provision o
"confirms the ,rights of the United r
States with respect to Ytp and other e
forrhet German overseas -possessions g
upon an equality Wilth fthe other pow
The department's statement review
ed the treaty in detail, emphasizing
'that any adamtge which might have
been gained 'by ratification of the
'treaty of Verailltes is fully 'pr ' rved
under the present instrument. Re- t1
'garding such further settlements as P
.inay be necessary between the tiwo t
nationt the statombat said: b
"it is understood that dip~lomatic i
relations will be resumed upon the l
exchange of ratifications of the trea
ty, and tihen negotiations can h~e un
dertaken with respect to commerce a
and other matters through the ordin- ii
ary diplomatic channels." g
Commercial Questions Covered
Administration officials are under-a
stood to feel, however, that com
mercial questions between the United.
States and1( Germany are as fully coy
cd as seems necessary for the pres
ent by the reaffirmation of the finan
cial and economic clauses of the Ver
salles treaty. in that 'onrnection,
there Ia a proviston in the treaty re
affirming the present attiltude of this g
government toward the rep~aration a
commission by declaring that the
United States reserved the right to
.participate in the commission's do-- e
Hiberat ions but would not be boundd
to any such participation excopt by
its own decision.
-Tihme treaty is designed to re-estab- ii<
lish the dliplomatic relations broken 11
off February 3, 1917, and consists of f
three articles and a preamble. Article la
one guarantees on the part of Ger
anany to the United States rights and 1
*Mivilegos reserved under the Porter- t
Knoxipeace resolution, includling "all t
'the rights and advantages stinulnated a
udge Mclver ,to Preside. Long Ros.
ter of ('ases and Extra Tern May
Trhe September term of the court
t general sessions -will cosvene here
londay mo rn-alg, September 12th.
utdge E'dward IMolver, of the Fourth
'Ircult, will preside.
On account of the long list of cases
rought -over from the June term of
ourt and the new cases that 1will i)
ocketed for the Septenlber terma, it is
ardly expected that the docket will
e cluared at this term and Solicitor
Ilackwell is planning to ask for an
xtra termi of court to be held the
'ock of October 1oth. Most of the
ases brought over from the last term
re for violations of the 'prohibition
'tw, assault and 'battery and larceny
ases. The new cases are mostly for
iinor crimes, but require considerabU
ime to hear them.
The jury comhuissioners met .Mon
ay morning and drew the following
etit Jurors for the regular tern):
J. W. Peden, |Dials.
J. N. Nabors, Dials.
J. N. Elledge, Sullivan.
C. W. Madden, Waterloo.
J. VF. 'Hollingswor'th, Cross Hill.
0. I. Shealy, Hunter.
John W. Riser, Jacks.
Martin M. 'Pool, Scuffletown.
,L. G. Lanford, Youngs.
W. P. llipt', Laurens.
J. K. Hlatton, Hunter.
J. .D. .Black, Cross Hill.
Tillman O'Dell, Waterloo.
J. V. Owens, Sullivan.
1'. W. 'Hughes, Youngs.
J. L. iBoyd, Dials.
Claude C. Armstrong, Dials.
Joe L. Finney, Laurens.
-W. J. Duncan, Hunter.
R. T. Trammell, Jacks.
Frank F. Drummond, Youngs.
J. 'W. (looper, Sr., Waterloo.
H. B. Rasor, Cross 11111.
'Pl. Davis, Sullivan.
P. T. Gray, Dials.
E. H Scalfe, 'Hunter.
EddIe L. Riddle, Youngs.
T. H. Burts, 'Laurens.
11. M. Blakoly, Hunter.
B. W. Weathers, Youngs.
F. M. Curry, Dials.
J. Frank Davis, Sullivan.
1W. V. Redden, Waterloo.
'W. ' Aitchison, Cross Til.
John H. Wallace, Scuffletdwn.
I. J. Copeland, Jr., Hunter.
Death of a Child
Dora Lou-lse, the five year old daugh
r of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Waldrop,
IEnoree, died at the home of her
irents Tuesday morning, August 23,
Br death being due to a complication
I disdases. !Interment took iplace at
rinAty cemetery, the servIces being
mducted by (Rev. James Prince, of
>r the benefit of the United States in
ie treaty of Versailles."
Specific Drovision is made 'that the
nited States shall not be bound by
me clauses in the Versailles treaty
roviding for a League of Nations and
sat no action of the' League shall
B bindingon the .United 'States un
ass the United States gives special
It also is declared that the United
tates without its assent be regarded
a -party to commissions concerned
S reparations and other conditions
rowing out of the war.
Tlhese reservations are madle in
rticle 'lw'o in which the rights and
dvantages for the United States, as
It forth In tihe Versailles treaty are
it is made clear that "while the
nilted States is privileged .to partici
ate in the roparations commission"
nider the 'Versailles treaty it is not
ound to participate 'in it.
Article Three provides for the rati
cation and exchange of thme copies
f the treaty.
Assumies No Obligations
'rho treaty provides that the Unit.
dl States assumes no obligation un
er those parts of the Versailles
reaty relaing to the boundlaries of
ermany; to the 'polticai clauses for
usrolw, to those embracing certain
rovirsions with respect to China,
lamn, ILiberia, Morocco, Egypt, Tur.
ey, lBuligarIa and Bhantung.
It is provided that the United
fates shall not assume any ob~ign
ion for that 'part of t'he Versaller
reaty relating to international or
anizrmtion of labor.
Supervisor Watis Says lie Will Take
Up Matter With State Highway jle
part ment, Wlich las Supervision
of This Road.
Asked several (lays ago In regard
to the rocky condition of the Laur
Cis-Clinton road, about which soie
coiplaint has been 'heard, Supervisor
Watts said a fow. days ago that he had
just gone over the road for the first
time in many months and that he was
surprishd to' find it in such condition.
This road, MIr. Watts said, was built
entirely under tle supervision of the
State Highway )epartment, engineer
ing work and inspection of every kind
having bee'n done by the state's emi
'ployees. The County Highway De
partment, nor Its engineers had no
oversight of this work, lie said, and he
expected to take up the matfter at
once with the dlpartment at Colum
bia to sce If something could not he
done to place the road in the proper
condition. The large number of rocks
in this road, lie said, ought never to
have been allowed.
C. DOUULAS BAtKS)ALE
Member of the Laurens Bar Passed
Away Saturday Afternoon at Two
C. Douglas Barksdale, prominent
member of the Laurens bar, passed
a-way at his home on West Main street,
this city, Saturday afternoon about 2
o'clock after a short illness. Mr.
Barksdalle had not bcen feeling well
for several days, but was in his office
until the day before his death. . He
became suddenly 1i1 Friday afternoon
and Friday night his condition became
critical. He lIngered until Saturday
afternoon, w'hen he 'passed away. His
death was due to heart trouble.
The body iwas carried to the home
of his son-in-law, Mr. H. C. Fleming,
Saturday afternoon and there the fun
eral services were held Sunday after
neon at 5 o'clock. The services were
conducted by 'Dr. Graves L. Kni-ght
and Rev. C. T. Squires. Internment took
place at the Darksdale burying ground
about two miles from the city immne
diately following. The active pall
bearers were R. F. Jones, I. 'G. 'Balle,
Albert Dial, W. S. Power, G. P. Jen
kins, J, C. Owings, C. M. Miller, E. D.
iBarksdale, N. (W. Boyce and M. L.
Smith. The honorary -pall 'bearers
were C. W. Tune, 0. G. .Thompson, H1.
Y. Simpson, J. N. Wright, F. P. Mc
Gowan, Dr. W, D. Ferguson, Dr. R. E.
'Hughes, ir. J. H. Teague, C. B. Bobo
and J. F. Burton.
Mr.* Barksdale was the son of the
'late Dr. John A. -Barksdale and with
the exception of a younger %brother,
Allen 'D. Barksdale, of this city,' was
the last member of the immedlate
family. le was 66 years of age at his
death and besides his brother is sur
Fleming. His wife, who was Miss Li]
Fleming. Mis wife, who was Miss Lil
lie Fair, of Now'berry, died a number
of years aigo.
Mr. Barksdale was well known over
the state anid had many' friends who
were shocked at his death. At the time
of his death he iwas a mem-ber of the
commission to recodify the laiws of the
state and had given much painstaking
time and thought to this work. About
ten years ago he 'was an assistant to
tlhe state commissioner of agrculture
and immigration and prior to that time
he was master in equity of Laurens
county, an ofmie held until the time it
was abolished dluring the Tillman
reogime. In public life and private
.practlce he carried with~ him a punc
tillous (devotion to duity and detail
that won the respect of all with whom
LEGIONARIES TO NEWBElRYt
Local P'ost Eleets Delegates, Sponsor
and Maiwd of Honor.
Preparations are being madle 'by a
number of Worid W~ar veterans to at
tend the state meeting of thme American
Legion to be0 held in Newberry Wed
nesday aind Thuirsdlay of next 'week.
While the (delegates arc preparing to
remain for the two (lays of the meeting,
a number of other legionaries are
planning to go dIciwn 'by automoibile
to attend .the daily sessions.
The derlegates from the local chap
ter' are Phil -D. huff, Bien A. Su'lllvan,
William Switzer, JT. D). M. Smith and
Henry Franks. Miss Juanita Wilkes
has been elected sponsor for the local
post andl Missi .Harriett Hughes will be
malid of honor. The delegates and the
lady represotn'atives will be the guests
of the Newberry citizens while in at
tnnnen unon thenventnionn.,
*T WATTS MILLS
1and14 Stand leing Erected and con.
certs to be ivent Tice Each Month.
Concerts are to be given by the
Watts 'Mills Concert Dand at the Watts
Mills every first and third Sunday in
each month, according to an announce
ment whilch has been m11iade by J. W.
Smith, secretary of the band. I)uring
tihe past week work has begunl on a
band stand being erected by the milli
company and it is expected that it will
b)e comlipleted inl time for tho 11rst Con
cert next Sunday.
In colnnectioni with the hantd Col
certs, a comi munii ity stinging will be held
where the 'public Nwill he invited to
join. The sinlging, as well as the play
hig of the band, w-ill be conllIeted by
flandmll:Isthe. Nickerson. The concert
and singing are to hegii at 5 o'clock
in the afternoon until further notAce.
The public of the entire county is in
lIed to attend.
MASQNS 'T1O ME11'1'
District Meeting to be Held Here On
Sept. 9th. Eleven Lodges to be
Loca' Masons re looking forw'rd
with a great deal of pleasure to the
convention of the Tenth district,
which is to be held 'hero Friday, Sep
Lein'ber 9 Eleven lodges in the dis
trict will be represented and a pleas
tnt and )rolftale meeting is antici
pated. Among the prominent Masons
to be here and participate in the cere
monies -will be 'Past Grand Master
Geo. T. Bryan, of Greenville, and
.,rand Master S. T. .Lanham, of Spar
Outside of the routine work of tile
meeting, an attractive entertainment
program Is %being arranged -under the
lirection of Rice R. Nickels, district
leputy grand master. A feature of this
part of the program will be a barbecue
(erved after 1,he business session in
OUT FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
riraded School Team -Getting Into
Shape for Gridiron Season. Moniey
Needel for Equipment.
Foot-ball -practice is the order of the
lay on the grounds of tile local grad
3d school, the team getting an early
;tart to be in shape for the aipproach
ng season. The team this year is
laid to have very promising material
Lnd loc-al fans are predicting that the
jaurens aggregation will be strongly
n the running for the state champion
Thos. C. Bolt, who is coaching the
.eam again this year, states that the
eam is considerably handicapped on
recount of lack of necessary equip
nent and a sibscription -list is being t
.ircuiatedl to secure funds to make up
his de'ciency It is estimated that
Lt least $100 will be needed to put
he team in running order, about $20
iav!ng already been subscribed.
Soldiers to Come Through
Information in~ regardl to the itin
Iraries 'to be followed by the soldiers
>f iCamp Jackson who are to march
o their new posts has 'boon rather
neagre, :but it is ,generally understood
hat a considerable part of the Elev
mnth infantry is to pass through this
3ity on 'its march to F'ort Thomas, Ky.
rho State yesterday said that this reg
meat would brea'k camp Friday and
start to its dlestination. As it ia ex
pected to roach Greenville about
Bept. 13th, It is thought that it will .to
passing through taurens about "the
9th or 10th. Capt. W. 1R. Richey, wvho
s at home on a visit, estimates that
sbout 1,500 men 'will be in the regi
ment passing. hlere and that it wvill be
marchling in sections so thlat it twill
requnire several (lays to go through. So
far as can be learned, no canto) sites
have been selected as yet near this
Orchestra, at P'rinceess
Manager Switzer, of the Princess
TPheatre, announces that the 'Lanurens
Orchestra of six pieces twill play at 1
the thieatre Thursday night when'f Tonm
ix will star in "The Big Town
First New liale
The first bale or the new cb of
cotton swas brouight on thle local mar
ket esterday and sold for 10~ 1-2 cents
per pound. It was raised by Mr.
Worthy Chapman, rwho lives betwveen
Lnnuen. and Orn
Patrons and TeachcTs Expoet Good
Year. Witlierspoon Again Superii.
Clinton, Aug. 28.-'-The new session
Of the Clinton city schools 1will begin
Monday morning, August 29. Superi'i
tendent J. 'llarvey Witlierspoon and
the hoar(I of trustees have been busy
plrepariig for the new year's work and
tle schools. will open witi tIe largest
enrol I lilelt in Illir h istory. With a
few except ions;, tle teach ing staf is
well knownl to the patrons, the faculty
eon talining (ioyI1 a few new memb hers.
hll( schorls are againI headed by .1. II.
Witierspiooi it.,; stiperintendent and
tlis ilsilres a successful and satisfac
toly yeac's work. Tie assignmilielit of
teachIers for the coliniig year ias beenl
ilmade 1is follows:
ifigl scllol, .1. 41. Ilart, Cameron,
Principal, scienco and military tac
ties; I. S. Mc.illan, Prescott, - Ark.,
hlistory, Frelich, Spanish land athlet
ics; Miss iielen Gandy, i)arlington,
mathematics; Miss Sarah lunter,
L-inton, English; \Iiss Marie Vaulghn,
lelton, Latin; Miss Alpha Bolt, Lau
rens, Aliss Olive Chilam'l)iss, LAthers
ville, Ga., seventh grade; Miss Mary
Dilary, Gaffney, and Miss Essie
Young, Clinton, sixth grade.
Central graded school: Miss Nancy
Diwens, Clinton, princlipal; Mrs. It.
1-. Hatton, Clinton, and Miss Myra
beamai, Greenwood, fifth grade;
iss Frances O'Daniel, Clinton, fourth
grade; Miss Irene Curlee, Winnsboro,
sind Miss Floride tudd, Cross HIll,
third grade; -Miss Katherine McSwain,
.affney, ,econd 'and third grades; Miss
\Well Burgess, Clinriton, Miss Daisy W11-.
;on, Clinton, second grade; Miss 'Mar
;aret Bradley, Abbeville, Miss Helena
3ulitman, Sumter, and Miss Doris Gas
on, Greenville, Ga., first grade.
Lydfa. Mills schbdl: Miss Mary
Bean, Clinton, principal, second and
Ifth grades; Miss Margaret Blakely,
3linton, third and fourth grades;
\iMss May Owens, Clinton, first grade.
ANOTrHEI BAKERY COMING
3. 6. Sanders Announces that He WHl
Open Bakery Not Later Than Oc
Mr. B. G. Sander's, of Rlitter, who
vas here several weeks ago looking
>ver the city with a view of opening
L bakery, has written to .the Chamber
>f Commerce that he has leased the
tore-roomn now occupied by E), W.
vlachen, opposite the postoffice, for a
em of years and will open an "Elec
rik Maid" bakery not later than Oc
In speaking of 'his plans, Mr. Ban
lors states that he will open a most
horoughly equipped and sanitary bak
>ry and .that the personel will be of
he best. lie said that he decided to
>pen his bakery here after visiting
4ewberry, Greeinwood, Anderson and
omn other South Carolina cities.
Miade Fire Inspection
W. S. Lowe, 'Deputy for -the State In
utranco Department, was in the city
rhursday on 'his regular tour of in
peetion of fire risks. 11e gave the town
clean sheet on the accumulation of
'ubbish, but lie said that he found a
umber of non-standard flues and bad
hingle roofs tha.. might. be consider
d fire trarps.
Mr. Lowe made an isspection of the
ew 'Laurens Mills village and said
hat he found it had the 'best and saf
'st hiomes for opleratives of any mill
n the state. It was a practical imipos
ibility, lie saidl, for' one of these build
rngs to be set on lire from the outside.
Fire Insurance agents in many
owvns, Mr. Lowve said, should lie more
arefuil to make inspections of risks
efore issuing policies, .lie says the
ractice of issuinig insurance without
revious inspection is against the in
crest of the insurance paying pub
ic, as it opens the way for dishonesit
>eople to secure excess valuatin on
heir property and1( then burn it dlown
.t a proflt. The honest 'property own
rn, he said, has 'to beat' the burden of
hit loss through high insurance
Mr'. 'Incwe said he wvished to thank
hief Crowvs for his assistance in mak
ng the inspection of the city.
Woman's Missionary Institute
The iWoman's Mlssionai'y Instltute
>f the Presbyter'ian 'church, of Laurens
ounty, w'lll hold the annual meeting
september 15th at Old Fields church,
)ra. An Interesting .program has been
srranged and a full attendance is
TH[ L[GION HOSTS
World War Veterans Gather
Prl'inc1ia Il I Wlork lieforc he Legion
Now is I) ProvIlide for tiel Men Wh1o
Were i.1 Ir( 1u)11ring th14 Wa1r. Sev.
(.allI Canudidtti Ies for State (ou.
Greenville, Aug. 29.-General S. 1).
B ut ler, fightitig Alaine, whi roc; from
tlhe. ranks and1(i mtale anl enviable record
at Chateau 'I'hierry, will be the prin
cipal speaker at the annual convention
of the Americanl Legion to be held at
Newberry Sept. 7 and 8th. Gen. lut
ler is at !,resent commandant of the
Marine Station at Quantico, Va. l-e
holds the rank of Brigadier General
and is 40 years old. Ie will bring a
strong message to the several hundred
delegates who will gather at Newber
ry, representing the 80 posts of the
Legion in South Carolina.
G. Ile3iward Malhon, Jr., State Con
mander, and W. R. Watkins, State Ad
Jutant, have prepared an interesting
program of events for the convention
and there is every indication that it
will be the best ever held. The Ameri
can Legion has grown to large pro
portions in Sout'h Carolina under the
leadership of -Maj. Mahon.
Many important subjects are to be
discussed at the convention. The'prin
cipal work now before the organiza
Lion of ex-service men is to provide for
the men who were injured during the
Short talks will be made at the con
vention by representatives from Na
tional Headquarters on the -program of
work of the Legion. Alvin At. Owsley
will spea'k for the Amdricanization
Commission. The Red Cross and the
Federal Board will be represented.
!Delegates to the National Conven
tion wIll be elected and a number of
Important resolutions proposed.
The people of .Newberry are bending
every energy to make the stay of the
veterans a pleasant one and a number
3f social features have boen planned.
Thera are several candidates for
State Commander of the Legion.
WATTS SCHOOL OPENS
Regular Session to Begin Next Mon
day. Same Teachers as Last Year..
Tho Watts Mills scohol will begin
its regular session next Monday morn
Ing with the same corps of teachers
as last year. Mrs. Earl Owens is .prin
cipal of the school and the following
are her assistants: Mrs. Guy Garrett,
Miss Julia 'Ilenderson, Miss Rikah
Richards and Miss Mary Miller. Miss
Irene Ray 'will have charge of the
kindergarten class as in the past.
Mrs. Owens has announced that the
first four months of the school twll
be observed as the comnipulsory period
and parents are expected to beatr that
The city street forces have abeen
lbusy during the past few days making
improvements on Laurel atroet and
the corne'r of North Iharper -and tEast
Laurens. Laurel street -has been
pIldwed up from end to end and the
surface is being graded and smoothed,
while the sidlewalk has .been straight
ened. At the inter'sectiotn of North
Hrarper and l'ast Laurrons, Mrs. J. 0. C.
Fleming htas allowed the city .to cut in
on several feet of her property so that
the ',urn wilt naot be as sharp ats in the
past. Mr. Eugenc Roland, in~ charge of
the work here, states that the city may
resurface all of NOIuth Harper street
from thte top of the hill wvhere testtr
facing has just been completed.
Following the four weeks of union
services wvhicht have been held by the
various (churchies~ of the city dluring
August, regutlar services have been an..
nounced for all the churches next Sun
(lay morning and evening, as well as
prayer service tontight. The last union
seirvice of the series was held at the
.\lethiodist church Sunday night, wvhen
Mr. W.. IL. Gray gave his impressions
of the west as gained (luring his re
cent trip. Sunday morning R1ev. 1. N.
Kennedy, of Ora, filled the putlpIt and
delivered an inspiring discourse to a