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VOLUME xxxvii. ,LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1922.#UBR4
Largest Class In History of
School to Graduate
BOYS AND GIRLS TO
Extreises will Blegin Sunday Night. in
Methodist Church. P'ageant to be
Given. Wednesday and Clnss Day
Thursday. Graduating Exercises
Friday In Presbyterian Church.
'Superintendent H. W. Gasque, of the
clty schools, announced yesterday that
arrangements for the commencement
ex9rcises have lbeen completed.
The exercises be said, -will be more
elaborate this year tha those -held in
several years. They wil! bein tSunday
night, lay 14, at 8 P. M. in the Metho
dist Church wherp !Dr. George W.
Quick, of Greenville, will preach the
baccalaureate sermon. The service
here will be in the form of a union
meeting, there beidig no services in the
Wednesday afternoon, May 17, at 5
P. M., an operetta entitled, "Under The
Sugar Plum Truce," will be present
ed by the pupils of the 1aurens school.
The operetta will be given in the form
of a pageant on the campus. Teachers
and pusvils have spent six weeks re
hearsing for the overetta and it is ex
pected that the -pageant, never before
seen lhere, will be performed in an able
The cast of characters is as fol
Amber Locks - - Rolfe Hughes
Curley Locks Gertrude Tenipleman
Dickie - - - James Dunklin
Alice - - - . Frances Switzer
Orphant Annie Augusta MeClintock
Magg'edy Lan - 'Clarence Albright
'ShuffleS on - -.''~It. P.)iodd
Uncle Doe - - - Ducket Ybung
Captain of Sailors - Paul Philpot
The boys -and girls of the sixth
grade will assist the leading charac
ters as hunting lads and lassies. The
boys of the seventh grade will be
sailors. Failes in the operetta will
be the girls of the fifth grade, while
fifth grade boys will be picnickers. The
first and second grade boys will be
Squtgicum Squees. There will also be
dancing drills by groups from the pu
pils of the second, third and fourth
. The program will continue Thursday
night in the Opera House where class
night exercises will -be -held. On Fri
day night in the Presbyterian church
the graduating exercises will be held.
Dr. -D. W. Daniel, of Clemson college,
will then deliver the commencement
address. A scholarship medal will Ibe
awarded a's well as certiflcates for per
fect attendance and punctuality.
The graduating 'class this year is the
largest in the history of the school.
1Dleven boys and eighteen girls, whose
~average scholarship, according to Supt.
-Gasque, i higher than that of any pre
vious class, will graduate.
ORDER OF MOOSE
* ~ IS OROANIZEID HERE
'AIfty Seveni Members ill be Initiated
- The ILaurens Lodge of the Loyal Or
der of Moose, which ilas been in the
~process of organization for - a month,
*will ibe formally opemed next Thursday
night at 8 o'clock int the Knights o~f
iPythias hall. 'Phe local ledge will be
'known as Laurens Lodge No. 1049.
According to present plans, 57 mem
bers of the new fraternal order in the
city will be initiated Thursday night.
Mf.'R. Gies, of Greensboro, 'N. C., will
ingtltute- the lodge. Hie will 'be i'ol
lo'wed by iD. A. 0, Outz, of Greenwood,
Past Dictator of the Greenwoodlodge,
who will addresd the Snembers o
TO' 0E00iATE (*tAVES
Woman's Auxililary* to 4)9er~e Memo
ri Day for 1)Oal of WP*14War'.
'Ihe Womart'B' AiltitaitOt the 'I1hos.
I.Lake, Jr, POet; Apferiban. Legion,
l as arraned't observe inext Sunday
idedorationh day 'for Vdecesd Eel
e~~r t the World~ar and illi 3d9e
Mothie grayos'of ~ol4Cfos ;nthe io'
*aid s"eterday tht tei8
' eatiyes4 o transB yZ secun
~ for~bo ~l~tOn O
OPERETTA AT WATTS
School Children to Give Entertain.
ment on Watts Mills Lwn Saturday
The Watts 'Mills school will present
on the mill lawn Saturday evening the
little operetta ".Nid-Summer Eve".
About forty children will take part in
the play and a very pretty and inter
esting evening is looked forward to.
A similar operetta was given litst year
and -proved a big success. An adinis
sion fee of 15 and 25 cents will be
charged. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
The following children will take
Queen-Aliss 'Robble Mills.
Dorothy-.Niss Kathleen Sanders.
Spirit of Dawn-Miss Nellie Williams
Flower Girls-WMisses 'Willie Fay
Kirbby and Very Putnam.
Flower -Fat ries-Misses Janette
Stoner, Katherine Burns, 'Runette Mc
.Pherson, Emma Jennings, Odell 'Bobo,
Willie Mae Gaston, Marie 'McDowell,
Frances Sorgec, Lillian Stroud, Sara
Cogdill, Fay Franks, Sara Roberts.
Will o' the Wisips-Misses Svira Bald
win, Elva Brownlee, Robbie Tinsley,
Julia 'Pulley, Lillie lay Allen, Loree
Williams, Lulie Wilson, largaret Sor
Little Green Elves-Misses Sara Nell
Garrett, Helen Waldrop, Virginia
'Burns, Tompey i'Vilson, Agnes Taylor,
Victoria Moore, Ruth Hanna, Louise
Cogsdill, Clara Jenings, Virginia Mar
11EV. E. A. FULLER BEGINS
Large Congregations .Hear Opening
Sermons of Mountville Miniister
Called to Greenwood.
Rey. Ellis A. 'Fuller, of Mountville,
who recently accepted a call to the
'pastorate of the South 'Main Street
Baptist church, Greenwood, 'began his
work there Sq~nday, preaching both
mornig and. evening..
Rev. Fuller wen't to Greenwood from
fLouisville, Ky., where he has been for
four years. Two years ago he com
Wleted the regular Seminary course in
the Southern Baiptist Theological Sem
inary and for the past :wo years he
has tbeen taking post graduate work
and acting as an instructor in the in
stitution. He has also been preaching
to churches in the vicinity of Louis
Mr. Fuller is a native of Mountville.
He was graduated from the Presby
terian College at Clinton in 1912 and
shortly afterwards while -engaged in
teaching was ordained as a Baptist
minister. He served a group of coun
try churches in Saluda county and for
a short time the Baptist church at
Saluda before going to Louisville.
TO ODERVE MEMORIAL DAY
Capt. Douglas Featherstone, of green.
wood, to Deliver Address.
Memorial Day exercises In honor of
the Confederate dead are to be held at
the LAurens cemetery next Sunday af
ternoon at 6 o'clock, according to
plains of thie local chapter of the Unit
ed Dau ters of the Confederacy. As
is well Iiwn, today is the day set
apart for thie observance of this cere
mony but it has been the custom of re
cent years here to hold the exercises
on the Suiiay following the regularly
.The usual program of exercises will
be carried out. A. C. Todd, Esq., will
act as master of ceremonies and Capt.
Douglas Featherstone, of Greenwood,
will be the oratoi' of the day. The,
school children, as usual, will gather
At the schooilhouse andd .marvh to .the
cemetery in a t~ody 'with - lowers *to
strew on the graves. The local post
of the American Legion is also ex1pect
edl to take part.
-Announcerpent was made 'by J'ohn R.
Putnam, of Putnam's br'ug store that
the vacancy left by DigW,~A Depose,
whod has'returned telbis home in Sen
neca, E. 'd,, will be nited by D~r. W&if.
dFanning, ot M4,Vomick. Dr. 'Fadilg
ie agraduate ofothe 4tdid'al Co114go. at
Ctifrleston, of teg elaes of 1918. He
will commence ~Jis duities here ofi May
la elres 4g6ntiedt Apontment
Ch~ Olar e~ 89,n.of Mr.
eI"nu1,~t'#011 r drliOda Pe'r the
%~l~t ~e b~lif .ee, ~~$al ~ the
CALENDAR COMPLETED FOR
COMMON PLEAS COURT
Judge Frank B. Gary, of Abbeville, to
Preside Over Court. Forty-Six Cases
are on Calendar for TriaL
The new schedule for holding court
in this circuit which went into effect
May 1, provides for -a two weeks ses
sion of the Court of Common Pleas in
May. This court will convene here
Monday, .May 15, and will 'be presided
over by Judge Frank '13. Gary, of Abbe
31embers of the local bar met last
Friday and Saturday and arranged a
clendar for the two weeks the court
will be in session. Forty six cases
are on the calendar for trial.
The following venires of 36 jurors
each have been drawn by the jury com
For the first .week, beginning May
Laurens-iFred S. -Doyd, Rufus Arm
strong, 'C. W. Taylor, J. M. Blakely.
sDials-.\t. W. Wood, J. -Hamp Hel
lams, lack N. Campbell, D. L. Brooks,
E. M. Mlarler.
Youngs-J. A. Cooper, E. M. Riddle,
0. C. Cox, qH. F. Montjoy.
Scuffletowni-J. C. Wingo, J. D. God
frey, M. MV. 'Sanders.
Jacks--Thos. -H. Little, Clyde E1.
Bobo, A. L. Nabors, J. J. Nabors.
Hunter-W. L. Teague, E. 0. Hentz,
C. R. Worskman, J. .B. Sipeak, Jno.
Spratt, C. B. Corley.
Cross *lill--.Jno. I. Nance, R. E.
'Waterloo-Jno. H-. Wharton, Jr.,
Troy F. F. Moore, Jno. R. W~eathers, W.
Sullivan-J. F. Hall, J. A. Coats, 1H.
0. Walker, W. A. Baldwin.
For the second week, -beginning
'Laurens-J. F. Satterwhite, R. H1.
Fleming, Jr., Ambrose L. Hudgens, J.
F. Tolbert, James L. Davenport, B. C.
Barksdale, G. A. Fuller.
Dials-J. F. Ba'bb, J. W Wells, S. J.
Martin, 'H-. T. Cook, C. 31.M'honmason.
Youngs-J. R. Franks, C. D. Cox,
W. W. 'Roberts, 3. Frank Bobo.
Scuffletown-J. W. Donnan, Geo.
Jacks-J. B. Philson, J. F. Whit
Hunter-T. J. Johnson, D. -R. Lynch,
1). 'B. Bobo, C. Bragg.
Cross -Hill-J. C. Chandler, W. 1.
Gregory, A. E. Adams.
Waterloo-A. W, Chapman, Sr., J.
Wister Cooper, J. 1C. Campbell, Joe. W.
Sims, Geo. W. Culbertson, P. C. M'
Sullivan-P. ,. Abrams, J. G. Sum
crel, L. F. Abercrombie.
SERMON FROM DETROIT
IS HEARD HIERE
Local Radio Fans are Entluslastle,
A bsente of Static ales Pc ssible
What is thought by radio fans here
to have been the best connection yet
made on the radiophone in the Enter
-rise Bank building was that of the
sermon heard Sunday night from a
church in Detroit.
Owings perhaps to the climatic con
ditions, that thing called "static," what
over it might be, was conspicuous by
its absence. Everything from the sing
ing of the choir and congregation in
the church to the modulated voice of
the preacher was heard, clearly and
distinctly. When the congregation
rose .before a hymn was sung, the
shuffling of feet .was heard as though
it were in the same room.
Generally Accepted as Onse of the Best
Progrants In Recent Years.
The Retlpath Chautauqua season
closed in. the city last night with the
Vierra .'iawaiians and ,Te~s Pugh, fun
The general verdict of those who
have attended the entertainmnent is
'that the season's -program -has been
one of the hest that Lurens has had.
A ,number of people have already
-signed the. contradt for the return of
the Chautauqua next: year and it is
generally, believed that 'sufficient sig
natu'res wil bte secu red to guarantee
an engagement in 1028.
W Perfect Att~ndafice
What is nro. don'it a perfect 'reco'r4
for atteuidaie to the chautauqua Is
that et Mr. and Mrs. R. t. Gray, of
Gray cdourt. Alteotigh living approx
fIndtg3 ten .miles tromn tite tent. Mr.
4ndX'fs 'Gray hiave net antsse# a single
eror ance of the chattauqtua this
season. '@very attractioni showp was
womth the ttlp nec'esaz'Y t see it, they
E1 RO IS AR1ESTED
FOt ALLEGED SiOOTING
Witniesses Say He Shot Twice at Wife.
Negro Denies Story of Witnesses.
John Bryson, colored, was arrested
Saturday, shortly after midnight,
charged with attempting to kill his
wife, Susie, from whom it is said, he
had been separated for more than a
year. The woman Is now in a critical
condition, two bullets, alleged to have
been fired from Bryson's pistol, hav
ing taken effect. The shooting took
place at 10 o'clock on 'the road to
Madden Station, one mile from Lau
The negro, when arrested by Sheriff
1leid, Deputy Owens and Policeman
Paige, denied having shot the woman.
Five negroes who saw the shooting
identffled lBryson as the man seen hid
ing behind a tree. The. witnesses told
the sheriff that .Bryson ran about ten
feet after fBring the first shot and fired
again. No pistol was found on Bry
son's person when lie was arrested.
CIDIETERY TRIUSTEES MEET
Rlegular Semd-Annual Meeting Held
Yesterday. New Hembers of Execu
The regular semi-annual meeting of
the board of trustees of Laurens cem
etery was held at the 'Enterprise Na
tional 'Bank ,building last Tuesday fore
noon, the executive committee being
also in attendance by special invita
tion. The highly gratifying condition
of the cemetery at the present time
was commented on with enthusiastic
The treasurer's report showed the
,finances to 'be satisfactory in general
but not so many subscribers as would
be wished to the maintenanco fund,
whereas several lots bespoken in ad
vance have not been paid for, notwith
standing repeated notives to the pur
A resolution was unanimously passed
requesting the treasurer to notify all
persons Interested that such lots not
paid for by -the first day of- June-will
-be considered as having reverted and
will 'be held available for resale.
Another resolution requires .that
hereafter the executive committee shall
invariably receive cash payment at the
time that any lot is engaged.
Mrs. W. D. Ferguson and Mrs. P. F.
Kilgo were unanimously elected mem
bers of the executive committee.
JI1LDIMEN IN SCHOOLS
HEAVE MANY DEFECTS
Report. of County Nurse Shows that
More than Half of Ch.ildren Exam
ined Have Defect.,'
The. first monthly report of Miss
Sallie E. Gossett, county nurse, was
made .pu.blic this week.
According to the report, Miss Gos
sett has traveled 567 miles through the
county during the month. Ten schools
were visited and 17 talks on health
and sanitation were made to -346 chil
dren.. The children to whom these
talks were made were examined by
Miss Gossett. The ratp)ort shows that
197 of the 346 children have a total of
312 defects. Cl'assified, they are as fol
ID'ofective eyes, 10.
Defective ears, 4.
Defective nose and throat, 125.
Defective teeth, 145..
MONEY RLECIVED FOR
AllD OF HIH 80R00OLS
Treasurer Roij D. Young Receives
$7,812 as High School Aid.
State aid for the high schools of
Laurens county amounting to $7,8-12
was received Monday morning by
Treasurer Ross D. Young from the
state suumerintendent of education's of
The amount received will be divided
in the, following manner according to
*Nir. R. T. Wilson, county superinted
ent of education:
74urens high school . . . .. .$2,906.00
Oray Court-vwings ,. .. .. .1,467.00
Cross (Hill .. .... .... .....1,017.00
Clinton .. ...... ..... ...1,792.00
dlinton (colored) . .. ..'. . . 630.00
W. 0. WALJDRftP SE'TTLES
f 1NEIW QUATEllS
W. C. Ellrop, Ford and Fordson
dealer in this territory, who' last week
announced 'that he is moving' into new
and larger quarters, is now settled in
thetbuildig previously occupied by the
V'incent Motor Car Co.?.
Mr. Ilaidrep stated yesterday that
in thie quarters he is liowin he is able
to ue the equipment for repairing au
tomphbiles to bept 'dttge,
LAURENS BRIAItS IHOLD 0N'XION
IRfildles Old Field is Scene -of Thirty
Fiftih Annual Reinonll of ('vil War
Veterans. Twiently-Three Veteranis
Survivors of 'Co. G 3rd S. C. Infaji
try, Co. E 14th Infantry, and Co. E 3rd
B3attalion, met in their thirty-fifth an
nual reunion on Satirday last at Rid
(les Old Field. This Is the old muster
ground of the upper battalion 4ist regi
ment S. C. mil I tia where our fathlers
drilled with the guns they killed
squirrels with. We had a royal wel
cole and splendid eliterta in menI.
There was a large crowd, among thei
a goodly number of widows and wives
of veterans. The exercises of the
school pupils under the leadership of
Mliss Rhodes, was file. Their renlder
ing of DIxie brought forth the old
Rebel Yell. Judge Thompson presided.
Messages of affection and regret at
inability to attend from Miss Varina
Davis 'Brown, of Anderson, and S. it.
Thackston, of Gaffney, were read.
Addresses of interest and instiruc
tion word made by Capt. -1. P. Gri th
of Limestone college; F. P. '.\lcGowan,
Esq., and Admiral Sam .lcGowan, the
attendance of the latter was of un
usual interest, 'being a nephew, and
bearing the name of the uncle, great
ly. distinguished citizen, soldier and
Jurist, Sam 'McGowan, who had led the
famous brigade, the gallant survivors
of which, together with survivors of
Knrsha-w's Brigado compose this or
Our organization antedates the or
ganization of the United Confederate
Veterans which had its birth in New
Orleans in 1889. Ours dates from 1887.
Inclemency of weather, nor other
cause, has up to (late, kept us from
holding our meeting once a year. Sev
eral comrades from dif'erent sections
of the county were wIth us. 'We have
been entertained by these ,people be
fore-a splendid section that has al
ways furnished its full quota for war
or other calls. Long will we remem
ber Riddles Old Field, -with her noble
people, .with her old time, whole souleld
hospitality and genuine friendship.
She has all the up-to-date improve
ments in school and home and -field
with the Old-time goodness.
C. A. oPower was with us to lend a
Resolutions in memoiry of Lewis
Stoddard, Co. 3rd Regiment, who died
since our last meeting, were passed.
Following are the veterans who
Co. E, 14th Inf.-H. 'P. Griffith, A. C.
Owings, W. B. 'Parson, R. J. Stoddard,
J. A. Putnam, J. D. Mock, J. W. qWest
moreland, C. H. Hughes.
Co. G, 3rd Inf.-O. G. Thompson, Mel
Fleming, T. Y. Henderson.
Co. E, Bat.-Simeon Ball.
Other Commands-J. W. Jones, W.
A. Simpson, G. M. lanna, W. B. Ful
ler, J. F. Pinson, J. P. Caldwell, W. B.
Owens, L. M. Cannon, J. W. Lanford,
A. M. TLanford, M. -E. .Davis.
YOUNG LAD-ES TO
Misses Margaret Dunlap and Virginia
Sullivan and Mrs. C. P. Roper are
Appointed by 'Commander of Camp
J. D. Mock, Commander of Camp
Gar-lington, 'No. 501, Civil War Voter
ans, announced Tuesday that he has
ap~pointed Miss Margaret Dunlap as
sponsor to the camp at the reunion to
be held May 17 and 18 at 'Darlington,
S. C. 'Miss Virginia Sullivan and Mrs.
IC. P. Roper will act as maids.
Commandler M(ock stated that there
are eight members of his camp and
'twenty members of other camps
throughout the county who have sig
nified t.elr intention of attending the
reunion this year. An effort is -being
made by the veterens for reduced rates
on the, railroads.
Play Ball -
A meeting of base ball players and
fans has been arranged for next Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Ameri.
can Legion Hall. It is planned that
at this meeting a league, consisting of
either 4 or 6 teams ibe organized, Many
ball players from Mountville, Cross
Hill, Gray Court, Clinton and oft this
city will be present at the meeting.
All interested isi the formatioi of a
county league are urged to be pres
ent. . -
-' T wenty-81x Nfegtees ArresteA
. Twenty-nix. negres, each of whon1
was fined $5.00 by liagistrate 'Wrighi
for' gambling, was the result of twc
raids, made by city police and oOunt4
ofheru Naturday night and Edadtdy,
Al STATF PRISON
Fourteen Wounded of Which
Two May Die
TO CHAIR FACTORY
Trouble at mhe State Penitentiary
WIllelh has heen irewing for Several
'211t.n' to a IIrad 311) ndity
Shortly after Noon ihen 150 Prisoi.
Col uinbia, -lay S.-.\tUnt;y of 1;0
prisoners at the South (arolina state
i:enitentiary today was quelled thN
afternoon after 1-1 prisoners had )ee
shot by guards. Two of the wounded
men, may die. Several are so serious
ly hurt that they have been removed
to Columbia hospitals while the others
are .being attended in the penitentiary
The trouble, according to peniten
tiary authorities, has been brewing for
several weeks. Three weeks ago the
authorities were advised thht prison
ers were in possession of weapons. A
search was made revealing the pres
ence of knives, razors, blackjacks and
biyonets. These were concealed in the
civilian clothing of the prisoners. Pris
oners in the South Carolina peniten
tiary do not wear the "prison stripes"
but are tpermitted to wear civilian
clothing when they are not working.
When at work they wear overalls.
Following the discovery of the
knives, razors and bayonets, an or
der was issued taking away the cloth
ing and today was set for the collec
tion of the garments.
Trouble has been brewing, too, it is
thought for some time on account of
a change in the office of captain of
the guard. A new captain of the guard
was appointed several months. ago to
succeed the captain of the guard, re
signed, and this caused great dissatis
faction. Today when the clothing had
been collected and the men who work
in the chair factory, one of the depart
ments of the penitentiary, were or
dered to resume their work after the
lunch hour, a majority of them de
Standing in a body 150 refused to
enter the factory. Twenty-four, the
men who work on one floor of the chair
factory, went to their posts, the others
standing dirmn. The captain of the
guard was summoned and told the men
to enter the factory. Again declining
they are said to have stated that they
would be killed ,before they would re
sume work. The entire force of guards
was then called out 'and when the
prisonors began to make a demonstra
tion with sticks they had seized and
knives they work with in the factory
the guards opened fire. Many of the
guards fired above the heads of the
mutineers but some fired into the mass,
1.3 abeing wounded. Later one swas hit
in the head with a piece of iron .pipe.
In the mneantime it was found that
the chlair factory was on fire and when
fire hose was called into play it was
found the hose had been cut. The city
fire department was called out but on
arrival found the shooting in progress
rand did not etner. Tile fire was extin
guished, showever -by the prison authlori
ties. City and county plolie officers
went to the scene and assisted in re
storing ordIer but (lid nlot take part in
the actual shooting, tIs occupying on
ly a matter of minutes and bringing
tile situation ulnder control. A cheek
of tile prisoners showed, authorities
say, that no prisoner escaped f ron the
yard where the demonstration took
Jack Davis, originally from New
York, who is serving a sentence of
1:1 years for breaking into the home
of tDr. T. T. Moore, a prominent denti'st,
cutting the teieiphonle 'wires and lock
ing tile dentist and his wife in a bath
room while he0 looted tho house, took
an odd part in the affair After tile riot
was over he abus'ed anid cursed offic
era, defying 50 men, and hlad to be an
ally clubbed into submission. He was
not seriously hurt, however.
Call to Pastorate
*At a congregetionlal meeting, of the
P'riendship 'tPresibyterian church hold'
last Sundky afternoon, unaninojis
cl-l ,was exteded t6 -the Rev. Chailes
ID]. Sullivan, of Atleantic Beach, Fla.- for
ithe 'pastorate. Other churches it. the
proposed group are expeced to 'aot ot,
the call neit Sunday.,~