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Small Declines Early Part of the Week
Due Largely to Liquidations.
New Orleans, April 30.-While price
movements in cotton this neek were
somewhat wider than they have been
they were still within narrow limits
and the close nine !.oints lower to 26
points higher than the close the pre
ceding week. At the highest the list
stood at net ga'ins of 13 to 34 points
and the lowest stood at net losses of
16 to 28 points. May traded up to
17.12 at the middle of the week, after
sagging to 16.71 in the early sessions.
Finally closing at 16.90. In the spot
department middling gained 12 points
in the net resul . closing at 17.00. A
year ago middhabj closed at 1.25.
Small declines of the early part of
the week meer due to liquidation
which accompanied first May notices
this sort of selling being in sympathy
with the issuance of notices for 25,000
bales in the New Ynrk market. Notic
es here amounted to only 1,000 bales.
After first notice day was over more
attention was Paid to river and wea
ther ntews which was unsatisfactory,
on the 'yhole, causing a buying move
meint of moderate 'iroportions on which
the market moved up to Its highest
levels. The extremely heavy rains In
Texas, accompanied by further floods
were considered to he extremely dam
aging to crop prospects in that state.
The break In the Mlississiip)i river
levee in Concordia parish, Louisiana,
put a large area of cotton land under
water and experienced cotton men ex
pressed tile ovinion that the water
would not subside ii time to allow
anything but a very late start for the
crop in that section of the belt. In the
eastern belt there were more or less
coiFarlaints about too much rain in
som1e sections, too little in others and
of too low temperatures for germina
tion here and there. Opinion here at
the enid of the week was that general
ly speakin'g, planting had not made
the progress that should be seen at
this time of the year.
The matter of acreage caused much
discussion and three I)rivate estimates
made their appearance, one placing the
increase in the acreage at six per cent.,
another at 11 per cent and another at
19 per cent. The later report indi
cated almost. the largest area on rec
ord 37,469,000 acres. The figures
caused little stir in the market -be
cause they seemed to be regarded as
Mill accounts nyere somewhat bet
ter and much favoralble comment fol
lowed the news by cable from Liver
.pool that the Lancashire dinpute had
been settled. Reports from New Eng
land to brokers lege that several
large mills might cancel some of the
business they had taken because of the
prolonged strike, caused almost a seh
sation. Later in the week the trade
was favorably impressed by estimates
of 150,000 pieces of print cloths as the
week'a sales in the Fall River market.
Week-end circulars continued to call
tie market nuch of a weather affair
anrd irediet-d the fhuctuations of the
near future wou'ld depend largely on
the weatl"r~ map.
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* CR0SS HILL NEWS *
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Cross Hill, May 1.-Quite a numiber
of our young people enjoyed the play
given 'by the 'pupils of the Spring GIroye
School on last Tuesday night.
dir. Vaughan, county farm demon
strationn agent, gave an interesting
andI instructive talk at the school
buildig on Wednesday night. HIs sub1
ject, "The 'Boll Weevil SituatIon", is
of vital importance, and it is to be re
gretted that he 'was not greeted by a
IMiss Estelle Blradley 'has returned
from atn extended visit to relatives at
A number of onr ladies attended
the kitchen shower given at Waterloo
on Monday afternoon, for the 'Methodist
Miss Pearl West, with severall pup~ils
from our school are at Columibia for
the oratorical contest.
Miss Idalia H~ollingsworth, who has
been teaching near Aiken during the
lpast ,winter' is at home for the sum
Misses 'Ethel and Essie Belie Hunter,
of Clinton, are visiting relatives in
Mrs. Jessie .Koon, of Greenville, is
visisting friends here,
Mrs. -Dr. 'Miller has returned from
a visit to relatives at Richmond and
Mrs. T.' B., 'Crews is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. E. W. 'Kennedy, at Spartan
Rev, and 'Mrs. J. A. Martin, offilen
dale, are with relatives here.
Mrs. Seymour .Gregory' and -son, of
Piedmont, Ala., ati! guests of relatives
iMr. Dewey Nelson made a business
visit to Atlanta last week.
Mr. John Boozer anld Miss 'Bernice
Stitlwell were mtarried last Saturday,
April 29th. 1a;. i. A %at., ofnoa
WOMAN FALLS TO DIATH ,
FROM 18 STORY WINDOW
Medier of Percy A. Orainger, Austral.
Ian Composer Ends Her Life In This
New York, Aipril 30.-'Mrs. Rose
Grainger df White 'Plans, N. Y., mother
of Percy A. Grainger, the Australian
composer and pianist, was killed to
day by a fall from an 18th story win
dow in the Aeolian hall .building. Word
was immediately sent to the son, who
is said to ;be in Los Angeles on a con
Mrs. Grainger, who was sixty years
old and wealthy, was spending the
day 'with Mrs. Antonia Sawyer in
'eolian hal. Mrs. Sawyer, who said
she was 'Percy Grainger's manager,
told the police that Mrs. Grainger tele
phoned her from 'White Plains that
she was not well and asked permis
sion to visit her. Mrs. Sawyer mo
tored out to .White Plans after her.
Shortly after their arrival at the
Sawyer suite Mrs. Grainger asked for
medicine and Mrs. Sawyer stepped out
to obtain it. When she returned her
guest was missing. .She discovered
her body on the roof of an adjoining
building, 13 stories below. Mrs. Grain
ger twas dead when she reached the
After first reporting the case a
suicide, the .police recorded that .Mrs.
Grainger "either fell or jumped."
'Iarry T. Finek, medical critic for
the New York Evening P'ost, later is
sued a statement, ex'plaining that Mrs.
Grainger had gone to a window for
fresh air, was overcome With dizzi
ness and had fallen. lie said she had
been so ill since February that she
could not see her son before his lde
parture for the Pacific coast.
Benjamin Vance, assistant medical
director, later announced that his of'
lice had registered 'Mrs. Grainger's
death as diue to suicide.
'Los Angeles, April :10.-News of the
death in 'New York of Mrs. Rose Grain
ger, reached Los Angeles this after
noon while the Australian composer
and pianist was conducting a concert
of his compositions by the Los An
geles Philharmonic orchestra.
,lle was not notified of the accident
which cost his mother's life until af
ter the concert, when be said he would
leave immediately for New York.
Prosperity in Laurens
There is nothing of greater import
ance to us than the prosperity of our
community. Prosperity at home is
based on local business conditions.
If our local merchants and store
keepers transact a large volume of
business their prosperity is communi
cated to every person in the entire
The value of our real estate Increas
es. Wages are increased. There is
more money in circulation and it is
more readily obtained for purposes of
expansion, paying for improvements,
buyig luxuries, etc.
In every way we can discover het
ter conditions on all sides when our
business mn are 'busy.
There is every reason in the world
why we shou-ld sp)ed our cash at home
insteadl of sending it to the big cities.
By keeping it in circulation in our
home community we profit in many
Every dollar sent out of our town to
the mail order houses detracts just so
muck from our own individual -pros
liperity, as wevll as from the prosperity
of the store keeper and from the conm
munity in general.
Think of the consequences if we
shoul all send to the mail order lhous
es for our necessities and our luxu
ries. .How long wvould it .be before our
slocal merchants would have the "clos
ing out sale" signs on their doors, to
be followed by the "for sale" signs on
the stores themselves?
And when the 'business houses are
all advertised for sale what will be
the value of our own .houses and lots?
Such condhitions have actually pre
vailed in some communities. It has
h'appenedl that the citizens became
big cities for the greater part of their
merchandise. The local merchants
abandoned the field, 'because there wvas
no business there for them. The bur
den of taxation fell on the various
property owners, abecause there were
no business concerns to bear the .big
.prop~ortion which generally falls to
their share. 'Property values decreas
edl until there geore no bidders for un
desirable real estate. The town be
In 'the meantime the head of a big
mail order house in Ohicago was draw
ing an income of over a million and a
quarter dollars, made possible 'by the
'business received by his concern, by
mail, from such communities as the
one above described and from our own
community, as well as from others all
over the United States,
Of course, it ,was all done unthink
ingly. Those who sent eTheir dollars
to the mail order house did not stop
to consider that these same dollars
woulid add to the rprosperity of the
come communfty if eapended at home.
They did not stop to reason that -by
helping those in their own community
they, would -be best advancing their
This community needs Your holp
You need the help of every dollar I
Drder to mnake a better community in
w-bich -to live. You need the' prosper
ty of t'his community to make you
property of greater value and to give
you the benefits of a better communi
Ly in 'which to make your home 'bright
)r, more desirable and worth more Ir
lollars and cents.
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GRAY COUIT NEWS
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Gray Court, fay -.-Mlss Dantzler
)f Greenville, visited her sister, Mrs
Albert Gray the first of last week.
-Mrs. Il tta Dorrob, Mrs. Della Moore
ind family, Mr. Dolp'hus Owings and
Eamily visited Mr. and Mrs. Will Ow
'Miss 'Lona Baldwin, of 'Rabun sec.
ion, is working for .Mr. Albert Gray.
Mr. and Mrs. Be:lton Owens spent
laat Wednesday with lr. and Mrs
Walker Gray, of Eden section.
Mi-iss Blanch Cox, of Friendshij) see
Aion, spent T-hursday night with .Ir
ind Mrs. Walker Gray of Eden section
Miss Blanche Cox, of Friendsil
iection, spent Thursday night with Mr
ind 'Mrs. Smith Martin.
Mrs. Blalock, of Union, visited lici
laughter, Mrs. Blakely last week.
Miss Hunter and Miss Blakely spen
Lhe week-end in Ora.
Mrs. Frank Hunt, of Greenville i,
visiting 'Mrs. Gus Owings.
'Mr. and Mrs. fiHouston 'Babb had al
their company, Mir. T. F. Babb anm
ramily, and Mr. Smith 'Martin and fam
'Mr. and Mrs. Will Robinson, of Laiu
reis, visited Mr. and Mrs. )orrol
ieden -Saturday; also Mrs. Delia Moore
:)f -Laurens spent Saturday with is
We are glad to report that Mr. Wali.
er Clardy is rapidly iniproving.
Mlr. I)ennis Owens was in Laurenm
Friday on business.
,Messrs. Bob Rodgers and Charle:
lohnson attended the athletic contest
.epresenting Gray Court.
Mrs. 'Beltoln Owens had as her guest
r'Iday, Mr. W. E. Gray and family
Best quality importe
price $1.50, going out fc
Permanent finish Swie
in all shades, 45 inch wi
75c the Yai
Tissue Ginghams in al
shades, 32 inch, going f
One big shipment of
in the very newest patt<
ivy, ercue and white. II
ing new curtains this ep
The newest things ii
ment of fancy Bloomers &
These come in white, pi
wear that is becoming a
Petticoats in the shades
A few Sport Skirts a
A few dresses left, v
while they last for
D av i
Mrs. (Lon Yeargin, .Mr, and Mrs. L. a.
Brooks and Dr. J. W. Beason.
Mr. Allen -Bobo and- family,.of Friend
ship section, IMrs. Will Owings and
son spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Willie Buchannon, of Simpsonville.
I.Ntr. Bartlett Owings and family vis
ited relatives at Owings Sunday.
Messrs. 'Larry Brobks, Jai) Johnson
and RVill Owings attended the Billy
Sunday club meeting in 'Colunbia Sat
urday and Sunday.
Mr. Zeno Wilson, Mrs. Alvin Curry t
and Miss Allie Babb were delegates to
the 'Democratic meeting in Laurens
Mr. Smith IMartin and family visited
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Martin of Warrior
I.NCOME TAK LAW
INVALID, HE SAYS
Florence Senator Believes That It Can.
Not Ile Legally Enforced.
Florence, April 30.-Senator D. Gor
(ion IBaker today expressed serious
doubt as to iw'hether the state of South
Carolina could enforce collection of
any taxes on incomes for last year and
itated frankly he !believed the courts
would decide against the state in any
case it might 'bring against delinquents.
The Senator pointed to the Suprenje
Court ruling on the Inhoratance tax
law and to the fact that the income
tax law had never been 'published, to
support his opinion. The recommenda
tion of the committee, as published in
the house journal, he said, is alto
gether different from the bill as pub
lished. It was stated here today that
the law would probalbly be contested
by a citizen of Florance.
important Part Missing.
Kathryn's father killed a rooster and
laid himin on the ground mtitil Ie wa
through kicking rndi .mluing. Katlh
ryn watche' tt 1m1 it ,,il ii t e. then es.
clahued. "Oh. the poor thiug is look.
Ing for his llhnd. daddy."
The optitist says to reiemiber that
even If your mother-in-law has the gift
of tongues it would be a lot worse If
she were a inidreader.-Chlicago
d Pongee, Very best impor
r ham, 32 inch wide
is Organdy son's new goods.
de. in fancy cheeks
1 the new, All colors in het
or 40 inch wide, goin
new Lace Curtain Goods
rns for this season; colors,
you are anticipating hav
ring, see these while they
25c to $1.50
our store is a big ship
~nd Knickers in washables.
rik and flesh. The under
po'pular, Also beautiful
of this season.
98 and Up
till left; lots of the new
r Last $4.98
hich we are still offering
75 Going fast.
Laure~s' as Ser
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Honor Boll Copoland School
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First Grade-ildred Osborne, Karl
Second Grado-Claudio Hammond,
)avid Blakely, 'Wilbur Martin.,
Third Grade-]Florenco Teague,
Fourth Grade-Ruth Coleman, Doro
hy Copeland, Rossio Franks, J. D.
;Cnn, Harold Senn, Ben Benn.
Fifth GOade-Joseph Pulley.
Sixth Grade--Bertha Teague, Fran
Seventh Grade- Nstelle Pulley, Chas.
lenn, Virginia Senn.
Eighth Grade-Dolly Brewington,
St. Swithin Myth Disproved.
A record was kept from 1840 for
twenty years for the purpose of testing
the truth e. the popular belief that if
rinal fell on St. .Swithin's clay it would
rain for forty days after. The result
of this test shows that the greatest
number of rainy days had occurred In
these two decades in years .%Yhen St.
Swithin's day was *1x.
Begin with all this, as a snmal do
retit that means large victory.-James
To Our Cust
If you have any "i
belonging to us, k
or notify us. We
,John Henry Powe says, "I ser
ted Scotch Ging- Fancy I
going for fast color
Ratine, the sea
We show them Good h
and Eolid colors, navy and
~vy Dress Linen, dies, new
g for wide, spe
.Lots of new dresses i
styles. We are offering
prices this week.
A few Tweed Suits
while we can fit you; all
All the new styles an
the very best quality. I
We have lots of new.
strap pumps in the sei
Come in and let us fit yo
Straw Hat season hiaa
or two Sundays; look ou
have these in all the new
For a Watch that I
can't make run.
Have you a Watch
or piece of Jewelry
that you think can
not be repaired any
more? If so, take
W. H. HOUGH
Laurens, S. C.
See Hough to See Well
ice cream packers"
indly return same,
will call for them.
Dam for my Ice cream packers."
)ress Gingham, 32 inch,
., going for
eavy quality Taffeta in
1.39 the Yard
rs in Embroidered Organ
for this season, 42 inch
n all the new colors and
these at very attractive
left. Get one of these
$7.75 and Up
1l colors of Silk Hose in
ancy hose a specialty.
exfords and one and two
ison's newest creations.
u; it is our feat to fit feet.
been hetd back for one
t for next.Sunday. We
rstyles and bQCcks