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VOLUME XXXVII 1LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY ANAY ,122NMBR2
MRS. L. CONNOR FULL]
Interest in the Outcome Ren
the Very End of the Coni
Other Contestants t
First Grand Prize
Mrs. L. Connor Fuller.........
Second (4rand PrzA
Mrs. Ilayne Taylor...............
Th1iird Graid Prize--$82 1
Mrs. John N. Hludgens............
Fourth Grand11( Prize,
M \iss Henryv Etta Owings.......
Tho Adveytiser's subscription con
test came to a whirl-wind close Sat
urday afternoon at 1 o'clock, when it
was found that Mrs. L. Connor Fuller,
of this city, had out-distanced her op- .1
-ponentl by a long lead, -winning the
Ford sedan by a ihandsome majority.
Mrs. -Iayne Taylor came second, win- t
ning the Victrola, andl Mrs. John N. C
fludgens third, winning the kitchen H
cabinet. Miss Henry Etta Owings, of I
Owings, won the fourth prize, a goldl c
w i st watch.
The content was in many respects N
the most successful that The Adver- s
liser has ever had. The returns from i
'hoth old and new subscriptions ox-1I
*oeeded the expectations of the man
Agemoent and a considerable increase!"
was made in the not paid circulation F
of the ipaper.
A pleasing feature of the contest
Iyas the friendly spirit that prevailed
among the conteetants during' the' enf
tire ch'mpaign and the graceful 'way In d
which the Posing candidates took theirI
defeat. The contest manager, who 5
has been In the same line of work for s
many years, said that his experience.1
.with contestants here was among theY
;ilea,'antest of his enir '14areer. t a
migIt also be of interest to state, F
That, insofar as can be learned, none a
of the candidates madd any expendi- d
-ture for subscriptions, 'every dollar I
Collected representing an actual sale. fl
'The winfing candidate has stated that b
her expense account for the contest,
including such things as postage and.
,stationery, was less than she receivc-d
in cash prizes.
The judges 'for the contest were 't
Aiessrs. H1. Douglas Gray, Ralph T. d
Wilson and John Switzer. Mr. Law- vs
rence Kennedy acted as secretary. C
'ITEACHER '00131ITTEES CALLED e
Program and Soeial Comnittees Called a
to Meet Here Saturday Afternoon; '
A meeting of tihe program and so- N
cial and financial committees of the n
County Teachers' association has been C'
called for Saturday afternoon1 at 3 a
o'clock. The committees are to take
under advisement plans for tihe unext
Tihe program committee, as appoint-- y
od 'by the 'president, is composed of
the following: Mrs. B. L~. Jones, Miss
Nancy Owens, Miss Mary Garrison,
Miss Minnie WVallace, Miss. Ethel Bal
Thel~ social and financial committee F
is as follows: Miss Kate Wofford, Miss
Janie Wylie, Miss Pearl West, Mir. W.'
P. Culbertson, M'r. L. S. McMillan.
.Moves to Narberry
Mr. BI. E. Martin~ and tangily leave i
today for Newberry, where they will i
nrake their home 'in the fture. Mr. r
M-artin oexeects to 'be engaged ia the z
~nsurance Jmsiness. He has already y
sone down and looked over thie town;
forming a very fair opinion of the e
place, "In fact," he1 said, -"It's' a bet- 3
-ter town than .1 thought it was,".:t
Cotten Tkes Sluasp 8
Teifutures market, atter opeoninig at t
an'advance of about twe'nty .points yes. i
torday niorning, fpok a 'decided.11wAh- 't
ward slump du'ring the latter Dart of i
tho,.day7 losing nearly 1ve, oiagg .
bale from the highiest ipoit~t. loeca
.pots wore quoted durling theo day. a
AVLANCt Of VOT[8
R WINS FIRST PRIZE
ained at Fever Heat Until
-est. Mrs. Fuller Lead
y Large Majority.
* * * * * * * *
-$750 Ford Sedan *
........... 14,759,580 Votes *
r-$226 Victrola *
oosier Kitchen Cabinet
-$50 Gold Watch *
.................2,235,300 Votes *
* * * * * * * *
IASKET BALL SEASONS
,aurens 111gh School -s Gray Court
Owings at 3:80 P. M.
The girls' and 'boys' basket ball
man of the Laurens and Gray Court
wings high schools will open the sea
:n on the 'Laurens court on Friday
t 3:30 'P. M. The local teams are
omiposed of the following pupils:
Girls--Eva Tylox, Sidney Holmes,
ora 1Langston, Laura ludgens, Mary
ue Bolt, Floride Moore, Marion
lackwell, Mary Oul-bertson, Katherine
licks and others.
Jloys--Carl Thompson, Lillius Tid
,oli, James Templeton, John R. Ellis,
oran 93ramlett, Maurice Glenn,
Mrs. Nancy Putnam
ey Putnam, widow of Pey
on .Putnam, of Laurens, died Friday
leecmnber 23rd, at the home of her
on, A. iL. -Putnam, in Enoreo. She is
airvived .by two sons and one sister.
[or sons are J. G. Putnam, of Green- 1
Ille, and A. 'L. 'Putnam, of Enoree,
nd her sister, Mrs. W. n. Parson, of
'ountain Jnn. Jnterment wan made
t Chestnut (Ridge near Laurens, Sun
fay, Dec. 25th, conducted -by C. - 1.
obo. 'Mrs. Putnam was in her eighty
fth year, and was a consistant mem
or of HIghland Home Balptist church.
AttentIon! Ex-Service Men
The American Red Cross Chapter at
aurens has a home service worker at
le Court House on Wednesday, Thurs
ay and Friday of each week. This
orker will be omployed 'by the Ited
ross a few months only, therefore if
lere are any ex-service men in the
aunty who need assistance of any
Ind, this home service worker will be
lad to give any assistance possible.
'r a time this work was done by
agistrate Wright and others, but
ow- Miss Margaret LDunlap is 4n
Iarge of thme work and has an office
ad special days in which to work.
T. C. Swltzer, Chairman.
REV. HOLLERL SI[ELTPFARS WAiF
ormner Paster Hfere Takes in Small
Boy' Who Asks for Shelter and
Anderson, Jan. 2.--A bright young
ter, about 19 years of age, came to
10 homeo of R1ev. and Mrs. A. E. 'Hol
3r and asked for shelter 'Christmas
ight. Of course lie wa~s given a place
t the table ,and a roomn, and told to
make himself "at home". Which it
soms he is 'proceeding to' do. Hie says,
is na~me is James iMcAlster, and that
e came from Atlanta on a truck, and
1. some, way got lost from the truck,
hot knowing what to do as he was
rit'hout funds hie heard of Mr. and
irs. Holler and decided to' ask them
o take him In. TPhe boy says'he is an
rIphan, and gives 'no home address,
fr'. and hirs. 'Holler h've made an at
onmpt -to find his relatives .witltout~suc
egg, as they feared that he had run
way from home. Hoe goes -away ftrm
lhe hiouse and stays for hours, bumt al..
'ays at bedtimeo he conioin andigoeg
o 2ms rOont. / Mr. and Mrs~ Hollor
fate that he is iwelcomo to stay as
li~ S~bkes witih them.,
~e~ibr E ,)?or0 a5,ny 1,ates ac,
r t6'te Tpootmado by Mr, C.
Street Improvenient all Sowerag<
Bonds Sold to Cincinnati Houso a
Ii1itreet improvoient and, sowerag
bonds amounting to $55,000 wore solh
Monday by City Council to Weise 8
Roth, of Cincinnati, at 98 1-4, througl
their agent, A. H. Monteith, of Coluni.
bia. Only four bids were entered foi
the bonds, all of then approximatint
the figure submitted by the successfu:
In view of the fact that the ibondE
bear a rate of only 5 1-2 per cent in
terest, the council considered that th<
price received was a very fair on<(
rind decided to accept it. Bond buy
ers attending the sale estimated that
the price paid represented approxi
mately a ipar value at 6 per cent.
The -bond *-oere authorized at. a
:'ty election held several months ago
when bonds for waterworks improve
mncit were voted down. Of the total
umount sold, $35,000 is fc4 street ti
provement and $20,000 for seweraige
work. Sonic of the work has already
been done in anticipation of the salc
f tihe bonds.
At a subsequent meeting of the
2ouncil held Monday night, plans
were inaugurated to Imiprove Lau rens
ind Church streets at once. These
streets will be ploughed up, new
7rades 1estahlished twhere necessary
inm Augusta gravel used as surfac
IWONDAV DIlVI)E'ND DAY
Uanks and C(otton, Mill Make teumlar
Semi-Annual Payments on (aplial
-In spite o+ the ruling depression in
Inancial as well as other circles, lo
!al banks paid their usual dividends
it the first of the year. Local banks,
,t is understood, have gone through
he trying period fd'e'iflation yery
iatisfactorily and are looking forward
.o a successful business year.
In addition to the bank dividends,
he Laurens 'Cotton Mills rpald its us
tal semi-annual dividend of 3 1-2 per
,out On the capital stock of $1,050,000.
The local banks paid dividends as
!Enterprise National Bank, 4 per
,ent. on $100,000.
Farmers National Bank, 4 per cent
Laurens National Bank, 4 per cent
Palmetto Bank, 4 P41r cent on $50,
Peoples Loan & Exchange Bank, 4
)or cent on $100,000.
To Invite Mr. Rhett
At the regular meeting of the Iau
-ens Business League, thold last night,
f was decided to invite lon. R. Good
vin Rhett, of Charleston, to attend the
1oxt meeting of the league and to ad
Iress It on the subject of the .proposed
34,000,000 road program now being
Ldvocated for this state. Discussion
>f the subject took upl all tihe business
iour of the meeting last night and the
lecislon was inade to invite Mr. Rhett
ni order to secure fuller dnformation
)f tihe au'bject. Trhe mneeting and ban
luet 'was a very pleasant affair, theo
nUestai of the evming being members
)f the lower house of the general as
emnbly, Messrs. Carrol 'D. Nance, C.
\I. Dabh and Townes A. Willis. Sena
tor 0. P. Goodwin was invited, but did
mot attend. Tile delegation was invit
3(d to attehd1 the 'next meeting, 'which
was advanced two weeks in or'der that
the discussion of the road quesuoni
rmay be held 'before the 'bill is disposed
)f in the 'legislature,
Collins Bays Wilson Stock
The stock of dry geods and notions,
belonging to the estate of the late W.
[1. Wilson, was resold at -public out
ary last Wednesday morning, the sue
iessful bidder being J. D. Collins, of
Spartanbung. Air' Collins has added1
more stook to that which ho 'bought
md opened again for Ibusiness Mon
[lay- 1W', (W: A. Ollins and air. W. B3
Nloore are in active charge of' the bus
Iness here, Mr. J. D.. Collins remain
lug withi his large dedpritneoht Btore
in Spartanburg. -
Rew lC4rkinanA d 1i1)y, bishop0-co.
adjutor, yli1 inake hlis rgular visita.
tion Witb't1e congregation of the
WEiscopn1 church noWt uinday Inoil
rig.bq 46rnmonigill be eabod at
11lTel pubhioe ,is'iinited t.
CALLED TO MEET
Couty Delegitlon Calls Tax Payers
4to Meet In the(, Court House Sat ur
day13' to Diseiss Couity MA l'nirs.
A signed call for a tax payers meet
ing Saturday has 'been iss u-ed by Seni
ator 0. P. Goodwin and TeRpresenta
tives C. 1D. Nance, C. M. Babb and
Townes A. 'Willis, members of the
county delegation. In the call it is
[sct forth that county expenses in the
-supervisor's office for the past- year
have exceeded the appropriation by
It will be recalled that du,ring the
summer months the supervisor report
ed to the delegation that funds for va
rious county activities, particularly
roads, were exhausted and asked for
assistance from the delogation in tid
ing over the year. rho presentatives,
after a showing made .by the super
visor agreed for the supervisor to con
tinue t:he road work of the cotinty on
an economical scale and promised to
take care of the expenditures to a rea
sonable extent when the legislature
convened. The wliole matter has been
in an uncertain state since that time,
as S'enator Goodwin has never indi
cated 'what position he would take
when the matter comes up in the Sen
It is expected that the meeting Sat
urday will be largely attended, as the
matter of the county deflelt has caused
wide discussion throughout the latter
part of the year.
The call Issued by the delegation fol
According.; to statement furnished us
'by the lion. John D. W. Watts, Coun-'
ty Supervisor, it appears that there is
a deficit in his oice to the bxtent of
about $40,000.00 over and above the'
appropriation made by the county
delegation in the legislature for the
maintenance of his oiec for the year
All taxpayers and citizens are re
quested and urged to be present at a
pu-blic meeting at Laurens, S. C., at
eleven o'clock A. M. on Saturday the
seventh (7th) day of January, 1922,:
to discuss the question of State and
County taxation and make suggestions
to the legislative delegation as to tihe
amount of tax levy and appropriations
for Laurens County for the year 1922
and what disposition should be made
for 'past indebtedness of the county.
0. P. GOODWIN,
C. D. NANCE,
C. M. (BADB,
TOWNES A. WILLIS.
J. HARRIS CUIRLY DIES SUDDENLY
Well Known Citizen of Lauirens Coun
ty Succumbs to Brief Illness.
Owings, Jan. 2.-J. Harris Curry,
one of the oldest and most hbghly re
,mpected citizens of this section of
'Laurens county, died Saturday night,,
following a short illness. Mr. Curry,
lived within a stone's throw of Dials
church, and had been a member of
this church f'or more than fIfty years.
Born Ferbruary 23, 1850, Mr'. Curry
would have been seventy-two years
old, had he lived to see the 23rd of
Surviving the deceased are his
widow, -who was Mary L~. Cook, of
thme Durbin Creek setion of the'
county, and seven children: Mrs. W.
R. Harris and Mrs. Hlaskoll Gray, of,
Gray Court, .Mrs. J. T. Gillespie and
Mrs. B. HI. En'vis, of (Greenville, and
Julius E., 'Arthur HI., and Frank Cur
ry, all of the Gray Court section.
The funeral andl interment was
held at Dials church Sunday after
noon, and the esteem in which he was
held 'by his neighbors and friends
was evidenced by the large crowd at
tending the funeral services and also
by the flowers that covered the grave.
Frank Duval. DIead.
Friends in the county of Mr'. Frank
buvall, a former resident of Waterloo,
will be sorry to learn of his death,
which occurred at his home in Green
wood Monday morning. The funeral
servicqs were held at Waterloo yes
terday afternoon. The deceased is
survived 'by his widow, ?who was a
MWiss Pearce, of Waterloo; a sister,
Mrs. J. 'W. 'A. Boyd, formerly of this
ciy but now of Greenwood, alid two
brothers, Willie and Walter- i buvall,
both of whom live in GIreetrwood.
'he Wednesday olub will meot this
&te roon at f80O o'olock with Mrs.
Senator front Pennsylvanis, Outstand.
ing Figure for Quarter of a Century.
IIed Saturday Night.
Philadelphia, Jan. J.--The body oj
United States Senator Boles Penrose
who died iln Washington in the ilnal
hour of the old year, was brought tc
his bachelor home in Spruce street
here today, in keeping with the oft
expressed wish of the late political
leader. The family is planning to hold
the funeral as 1privately as circmil
stances will permit. Tonight no time
had been fixed for the interment. Dr.
Oharles B. Penrose, one of the sena
tor's brothers, is awaiting definite
word from Spencer Penrose, of Colo
rado, another -brother, before making
final arrangements. It was said that
sonic members of the family desire
the funeral held without any previous
The Ibody of Senator Penrose was
acconmanied by Leighton C. Taylor,
his principal secretary, anI the Iwo
nurses who bad attended the senator
at Washington. It was removed from
the train at the West Philadelphia
station. Tonight the body of Senator
Penrose rested in his big old-fashion
ed house under conditions somewhat
similar to the life lie led while there
virtually alone. The only occupant
was a faithful old housekeelpr. No
crepe was displayed on the front (oor.
Washington, Jan. L.-Iligh officials
and leaders of both parties joined to
(lay in expressions of regret over the
death of Senator Boles Penrose of
Pennsylvania, for a quarter of a cen
tury ani outstanding figure in Republi
Both branches of congress, upon re
convening next Tuesday, will adjourn
for the day out of respect to the late
senator, but will forego other custom
ary 'ceremonies. A request of Sena
tor Penrose that his funeral should
be private and that no congressional
committee should be appointed was
communicated today to Vice President
Coolidge and Speaker Gillett and
probably 'will be followed.
Senator Penrose's body was taken
this morning to Ills home at Philadel
phlia, accompanied by his brother, Dr.
Chiarles B. Penrose, and the senator's
secretary. nleral arrangements are
to be made at Philadelphia.
A special meeting of the senate
finance comnittee is to be held to
morrow to i -rmine measures for
honoring Senl )r Penrose, Who had
been Its chairman for seve .1 years,
1nd an influnctial member of the com
mittee for a generation. The Penn
sylvania delegation in congress also
is to meet for appropriate action.
Capitol flags will fly at half mast for
30 days and the late senatora's seat on
the front row of the senate chamber
will be draped in mourning.
The impress of Senator Penrose's
great force of character on legisla
tive and political events was voiced
generally in statements today by his
colleagues, including leaders of bo0th
"I hlave known Senator Penrose for
many year-s and have been very close
ly associated witih him in the senate,"
said Senator- Lodge, of Massachusetts,
Republican floor leader-. "He was ten
years after me at Harvard and I novel.
kne1w him unitil we were in tile sen
ate. Heo was always a very kind and
loyal friend to m1e dulring all these
years andl I sh~all miss him l.ery great
ly. Heo was a man of strong character
and very marked ability, Hie had not
only great hulmor of tihe mTost keen, if
sometimes s-ardonic kind, bhut his
huimor- was all his own..
"His work in the senate was known
Principally ill regar'd to tile tariff and
financial legislation subjects of which
he iwas a master.- His high courage
was never more sh~own thlan in ille
way ho faced his long, severe illness
which would have reduced most men
to a condition of invalidism.
"I never saw anything more plucky
than the way ho' went on with his
workc despite his suffering.
"Senator Penrose has held a very
high position in the se'nate and is a
very great loss to that body, where
his distinction was; fully recognized.
His <death will be felt not only in the
senate hbut greatly in the state which
he rerpresented with so much power,
so mniiy years."
'enator .Underwood of Alabama,
Dlemocratic leader, said:
"I was greatly distressed to hear pf
Senator Penrose's death. Hie was a
Middle of Month May See
iI Spite of Apparent Deadlocks, For
eign Delegates Think Conferente
Will Have Adjourned by Middle of
Month and are Preparing to Leave.
Washington, Jan. i.-The arms con
ferenf,,. begins the new year with most
of its members looking towards a flual
adjournment two weeks hence, despite
the prospect of having yet to clear
away several troublesome issues.
One of the American delogates pre
idcted today that the five power naval
limitation treaty would be put into
final form during the coming week, and
that in the week following a settle
ment iwould be effected covering the
Far Eastern field. The same expec
tation was echoied in the foreign
delegation, inost of whose nemibers
already have made definite plans to
leave Washington about mid-January.
A tendency to press the negotiations
to a conclusion, even if som1e of the
Ioriginal, hopes for acconilishemnt
have to go by the board, is evident
ow II inany iuarters. The delegates
are said to feel that seven weeks of
discussion have quite fully developed
the national viewpoint of all of the
powers and that little is to be gained
now !by prolonging debate on Points
that have brought to light serious di
visions of opinion.
To Work Today
In pirsuance of this policy, the na
val experts who are ironing out ut
tails of the natal limitat.on plain,
will disregard the New Year's 'holiday
Itomorrow and spend the day in the
technical adjustment remaining to
be formulated and to cover such ques
tions as methods of relplacement and
scraiping, and there is a general
feeling that the end of the iweek may
see another plenary session of the
conference for announcement of a
formal five power treaty covering the
naval limnitation scheme.
At the same time, .announcemient
may be made of the new six power
treaty partitioning the former Ger
man cable .properties in the Pacific.
This instrument has not yet received
the formal approval of all the inter
ested nations, but the delegates %Cemi
confident that unaninous assent will
not be long delayed.
TIe Far Eastern problems, which
will enter their period of intensive
discussion next week, promise to de
velope some diffmcult issues. The Shanl
tlng, negotiations are deadlockod, the
Chinese request for conference (118
cussion of the 21 demands is meeting
with determined opposition from the
Japanese and the 'Siberian situation
hlas colle sudde(lny into prominence
thlrouigh publication tonight of alleged
sec ret undlerstand ings between tile
Japanese and the Fren'c~h concerning
a Jabpaneose -policy toward Siberia.
P n11~rotest From Chitn
A uniicial comnmissionl sent to
tih conference by tile Far I'0astern re
lpublic of Chita, Siberia, made public
the alleged secret agreements of the
French and Janoanese governments.
They were proiptly deniled by both
the French and Japanese plentipotenl
tiaris, 'who dlenounced tihe documen
tary evidence presented by tilo Far
Eastern comiieon as constituting a
"forgery" and "mlalicious falsehoods."
WThether tile accusation will come
formally before the arms conference
is uncertain, since tile Far Eastern
representatives not only are not mcm
bers of the conference but are speak
ing for an unrecognized government.
The Siberian situation, however, is
on the agenda for the Far Eastern dis
cussions and when it is taken up for
consideration the Chinese or some.
otinher delegation may inject the Fear
Fastern charges into the formal nego
tiations. If a plenary session is hold
tis -week it is net impossible that
its -program may include ratification
of some clarifying instrument to
define the scope of the four power
Pacific treaty with referenice -to tje
principal Ja,panese islande. Negotia
tions for such a clarification are pro
ceed~ing, the -Americans having given
assurances that -they will not 'oppose
a Japanese latdeel'go that, the
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