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LAUIINS, S. C., MAY 17, 1922
CARtOL.INIAN AF'PER GIRAFTERS
PasMage by the nat1ional house of
representatives several days ago of
th bill providing half a million dol
lar's to pirosectte war grafters may be
ace(Ited inl this comnty as due largely
to the activities of a Laurens county
man, 11. L. lE:alfe, forilerly o1 fi Clinton
but more recently employed. by the
governmewnt as an in vestigator of war
Svveral weeks ago the enormous
amount of gIaft secured by war con
tractors was exposedl in a letter writ
tenl by Air. SCoaife and (iuote(d in a
spi'elh by lI'resentative Timothy L.
Woodrfif, of .\tichigan. In the letter
Mi Scaife charged that every effort to
bngtse rascals to justice had been
frtistirated by Iien high up in the gov
ernment svrvice. To Attorney General
Dlugherty limsel f Was as(ribed muchuel
('f the blame fmor the a pathy su rromnd
Ig th11e (tltIe investigation and prose
(t,1in, the charges of.\lr. Sca lf caus
ing a stir ill olicial Circles in Wsh
ng ton. lieresentative \oodilifff, who
seems from a distance to be one of a
iarte kind who believes in performing
painfulI duties rather than talking
about them, has followed up the ex
Ilosures andi recommendations of .\ir.
Scaife with undeviating determination
with results so far 'which atlpear very
w';romising to tle gove runment an(l un
promising to some of the grafters.
In view of the fact that prosecution
of these .ar profiteers, if any lrose
Cution take: place at all, will result
largely from tile activities of a South
Carolinian, It wolId Seel that 1111(i
vi 'ld support andl endJIorsemnent would
h. given it Iv this state. Yet, tile
,pec(h of li:'resen t-itive \\oodruo ff,
Culatd(I amon W the nwspape rs of
this s:ate, has been largely ignored
n't actually~ sne'redI at by at l eas one
r rominent daily in this state. \ith
Suth apathy toward !.uell a jpjjbli
s''andal as hie and .Mr. S.affe have ex
I'pOd It is no wonder that Illillirms of
e ars die the gove1rtmeml haie tin
no-w rem'aIneld tao'l cetri
FOR CJIItAN: 3ISS 11 11, LOU
0 RA Yl
Iifsilnttasch as there was in the coun -
ty Denmocratic onenton unnious
desire to recogize andI honor the wo
men ; ho have becomie m~emibers of the
party, the same spilrit will animnate
the State Democratic convention.
Thie Piedmont believes that It would
be graceful, just and fitting that a
p'romlinent womlan Democrat be0 electedl
either temporary' or permanent' chaIr
man of tile conventionl.
Trhere are many able womeh wvho
have been chosen to sIt In this a~sem
bly, yet, in Ottr Opinion, thlat Onle whlo
mlost tieses the hlonort of a chaIr
mlanshlit Is she who has dlone ylost for
thle real biettermoent of tile State.
Conse luentily, Tile Piedmont nomi
nates a loyal Southl Carolina woman
who, despite offers of far larger comn
rensation In easier .fields of labor for
years has been dievotinig andl Is stIll
(evoting herself to thle splendid task
of freeing the toor 'boys and girls and
men ant~d women of South Carolina
She is entitled tot more credilt thman
any other individual for the glorious
facts that from 1910 to 1920 .white 11
literacy In tIs State was r'educeed 22
per cent, for In that period the num-.
ber of illiterate whites was reduced
"11,500; that thle total dlecrease In Il
*literacy in this .State in that Interval
was 7.6 per cent, the largest aecrease
In the whole United States; that tVhere
arfte now only 5 counties In this State
in whlich white Illiteracy In 10 per
cent and over.
Trhq wteman is the 'I.. .:7 :;:: .
of adult schoole~-popularly known as
ight schools. Last year detrmI th lb
Vast ituantity of onic
to dt'. she found time to make-5t trips
to 21 counties and to -more than 100
c'ommunitie, all In the Interest of
'viping out Illiter~acy. In addition to
that, she visited 46 night schools, held
S13 teachers' Institutes, spoke to 6
trtustees' meetings, 12 women's clubs
end 9 churches.
real~ ctecgit Is due to har boundless
*.Yod anlo consecratioti to 'duity
delpment of- adult schoQ~s
were 240 tiehb schools, In which were
ro 9 WJitq m~n. and 1,&%
read and 1,499 to awrite, at a cost t<
the State of only $3.85 per pupil
There were last year adult schools it
39 counties with an enrollment of 10
Through the night schools man:
thousands of men and women in Soutl
Carolina have equipped themselves t<
be better citizens because they car
now mark their own -ballots and rem
to acquire that information as to pub
lie men and affairs which . each citi
zen should have. There are still, how
ever, 17,173 white men and 15,988 whit
women in this State who can neithei
read nor write, so that the task o
these schools is still tremendous.
As a recognition of the mnagniicen
work she has (lone for the reductioi
of illiteracy, as an encouragement t(
her in her future efforts for that pur
pose, and as a recognition of the con
trilbution women have made and ar<
still making to the upbuilding of edit
cation in this State, at least one o
the chairmanshiis should so be con
ferred u1on her by the Stat- 'Demo
The Piedmont, therefore, has ti
hontor to nominate for one of the chair.
nyinslships South Carolina's Joan of At
in the triumphant war against illiter.
acy, Miss -Wil Lou Gray of Laurens.
A * * * * * * * * * * * *
* OYS CORN .ND PIG CIUB
* * * * * * * * * * * * *4*
Do you wvant to raise a find broo
sow and some very tine pigs and mak(
yourself some money? Read careful
ly and I .will tell you how to do it
The bankers in the county are only
too glad to get you a good registered
pig and will allow you time to pay foi
him. All they will ask for you to (Ic
is to promise t-hat you will take carc
of you r* ig Iluder my instructions. II
twelve months from the time you gel
your pig you should have several pim
for sale an1d good registered pigs sell
at any Aime and at a good -price and
on/ w ae ar e d..Otiig 'to have 'a
Ha1rvest :y or a 'Fair here this fall
and you will stand a goo(d chance of
wining a good calh prize on your pigs,
All you will have to do to get into
this great game is to send me your
name, address, father's initials, and
your age. If you forgot my iame jist
mail It to the Farm Diemonstratioi
Aent, ILaurens, S. C.
I can get pig for two hundred boy9
or more so don't be afraid that you
kon't get your 11g.
If you wish to join the Corn 'Iul
and lafit an acre of corn,' you cal
send me your name and address jis
like you would to .become a :Olg cliut.
Fathers, encourage your boy tc
join the pib club and give him q
chance to learn how to raise hogs at
C. L. VAUCHIAN,
Tio the D~emocrats of Laur'ens County:
Helo-. is the amount collectedl fot
the National ~Democratic party:
Citizens of Laurens.. .. . ..$ 83.0(
Citizens of W.;ts H!ls.. ....52.5(
Citizens of Clintoa . . . .. . ....8.0(
Citizens of Ora ( thr'oa'h M\rs.
Amount Laurens is expected to
Committees have been1 named in ev
cry school district in the county am
up to the I:resent only the above hav'
respondled. Have we in Laurens 431
men wvho wvill Contrib~ute one dolla:
each? If so, we will go over the toi:
This money' is badly needed to wii
out a deoficit ot two years standing
Funds are also needed to pay expens
es of speakers who ill 'be sent out t'
wvork fotr a Democratic congress. Tii
year all congressmen twill be elected
and if a sufficient number cnn bl
elected to give the Democrats a ma
jority would we not have much bet
ter times tihan we are having uinde
'Republican rule? I make an, appen
to each and every committee through
out the county to get busy, and espec
illy to the ladies on these commit
tees, to see the mien in their district
a~nd collect the qiuota that has beea
,allotted. If an earnest effort is mad
the money will come and ,Lau rens wviI
(3as she has, always (lone in the upas
-a!! t'- ives-go over. the top).
,a anxious to send .,eadcjuart r
nice check ne;:t Saturday.
B. A. SUITA VAN.
Crop In Texas Poor
Mr. J. D.- Godfrey was- in the citt
a few' days ago and while hers sal.
that he had received a letter' from Mt
S. A. Garrett, formierly of this coun
ty bitt now living in Texas, in whici
Mr. Oarrett said that crop condition
in tht state were very poorj Due t
t1,ins 'and floods the cOttoh' crois ha
had very litte ejopportunity to get
start pnd prospects are very blue,
Har~I on T~bleware,
99 a big, lier shouts 8,OQ0 pigee oft
ga* ,and. otb~''ho are &Id A Na
DEMOORATS MAKEAATTACK 4
ON TARIFF MEASURIE
Washington, IMay 6-uevelopments
today in senate consideration of the
pending tariff bill included the filing
of the minority report attacking the
measure, aipproval of the finance coi
mittee amendments, increasing the dul
ties on lactic acid and an iformal dis
cussion among rpuiblican leaders of
measures designed to speed up senate
Night sessions beginning next Tucs
day with a view of forcing curtailment
of debate were among subjects dis
Icussed by the leaders, but no decision
Three roll calls were demanded -by
the -democrats on the lactic acid
paragraph but the committee amend
ments under which the rates on this
acid would be from 2 cents to 9 cents
a pound in place of the house duties
of from 1 1-2 cents to 5 cents were ac
cepted by substantial majorities ol al
most strictly party votes.
The minority report on the bill
was filed by Senator Simmons, of
North Carolina, ranking democrat on
the finance committee, who asserted
that if properly entitled the tariff
would !be termed as "an act to mort
gage the country and its resources to
the protected and monopolized indus
iDeclaring that the atmosphere of
the capitol had been surcharged for
18 months with the "frenzied clam
or of the protected industries for pro
hibitive rates," the report said these
interests believed that the embargoes
and prohibitions would do for them
now what embargoes and prohlibitiong
did for them during the war.
"The rates imposed in this bill,"
the report continued, "are rates that
in their operation, while not enhanc
ing the prices of laboi or operating in
any way in the interest of labor, will
irresistably tend to the maintenance
of high proflts and prices of which tle
people now complain and furnish an
o))Ottility to further increase these
Prices, while the power to further in
crease these rates vested in the presi
dent will operate as an invitation to
invoke the exercise of these extra
executive powers -when the prescribed
rates are not suflicint to safegutrd il
Protected jroducers against tile risk
of foreign competition in case they t
may wish to raise their Iices above
the level of the l)lotection against
sucll competition afforded by the rates
written in the bill."
Senator Simmons further asserted
that prlospects of the bill were actu
ated 'by the 'belief that the only way
to afford protectiol against foreign
competitiol "is to double the dizzy
heights of the vrotection wall and to
so out-Aldrich, as to make him and his
memllory anathema to his quandom
Charges for Political Announce
ments $3.00 in adlvanlce, exceplt Coiin
ty Comniissioner $3.00.
-We are authlorized to anlnoumnce the~
name of 0. G. Thompsoui as ai candi
dlate for' re-election to thle office of
Probate Judge, subject to the rules of
the Democrmatic primary.
For County Tire'asurer
I hereby announce myself a candi
- (date for the office of Treasureir of Lau
rens county unlder' tile rules of the
Democratic pr'imar'y election..
RI. JUD. LANGSTON.
I heireby announce myself a candi..
date for re-election as Auditor of Lau..
renls county and pledge myself to
abide by tile rules of the Democratic
primary. J. WADD)Y THMPlSON.
For Suipt. of Eduication
I hereby announce mlyself a canldI
date for 'ie office of Superintendent
of Eduication of Laurens county and
- pledge myself to abide by the rules of
the D,emocratic primary.
-MRS. FJARLh C. OWENS.
I hereby announce myself a candi
(late for the office of Superintendent
of Efducation of Laurens cotunty and
pledge myself to abide by the rules of
- thle 9emocr'atic primary.
lEN. A. SULLIVAN, Jr.
I ,hereby piunounce myjielf a candi
dlate for the office of Superintendent
I ,of UEducation of 'Laurens county and
- pledge myself to abide b~y the rules of
- thme Democratic primar'y.
(MISS) MARGARET DUNLAP.
I hereby announce myself a candi
1 date for Superintendent of Esducation
Sof Laur'ens county and plledge myself
to abide by tile rules and r'egulations
of the -Democratic !primar'y.
(Miss) K(ATEO V. WOFFORD,
t For Supervisor
I I hereby annonnce myself a candi
date for re-election to the of~,ce of
Suuper'visor' of Laiurcns county and
leldge mysel'f to albide by the r'ules
of the Demoecatic' primary.
- OHN 'D. 'W. WATm'.
Orovre's Tasteless chili Tonic restore
Energy and Vitality by Purifying and
Enriching the Blood. When you feel ita
strengthening, invigorating effect, see hoy
it brings color to the cheeks and how
it improves the appetite; yo* will then
appreciate its true tonic value.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonlic l iply
Iron and Quinine suspended in syrup 786
plEasat eveh children iikiC Th4 h io
needs Q~U1NJlNE to Puri it ,ang ?RON
.tation for Letters of Adnilnistratlon
state of. South Carolina,
County of 'Laurens.
By O. G. Thompson, Probate Judge:
Whereas 'Mrs' Nancy 'Lee Parker
nade suit to me to grant her Letters
)f Administration of the Estate and
ffects of Claude E. Parker.
These are, therefore, to cite and ad
nonish all and singular the kindred
mnd creditors of the said Claude E.
?arker deceased, that they be and ap
)ear before me, in the 'Court of Pro
rate, to be held at Laurens Court
-louse, Laurens, S. C., on the 31st
lay of May, .1922 next, after publica
ion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the fore
ioon, to show cause, if any they have,
vhy the said Administration should
lot be granted.
Given under my hand this 16th day
>f May, Anno Domin 1922.
0. G. TIOM'PSON,
4-2t-A J. P. 'L. C.
SPECIAL NOTICES. I
Save All Your Little Chicks by giv
ng 'Ready-Relief. It will certainly
)revent and cure white diarrhoea. I
inve a few $1 packages for 75c. Call
it 'irs. I. 13. Kennedy, Agt., residence.
For Sale--Large Salvia 'Plants, 20c
lozen. -Mrs. E. B. 'Machen, Laurens.
Sweet Peas-Beautiful colors; long
tenfs; forty cents per' hundred. 'Mrs.
1. W. Briggs, phone 288. 44-1t
l'or Rent--rwo rooms either furn
shed or unfurnished to parties desir
ng a quiet, cool home for the sum
ner 'May use garage if desired. Will
urnish meals also, if wanted. Refer
nces required. M's. John Childress,
'ast IMain street. 44-1t
Wanted-Eggs. .Will pay 27 1-2
ents a dozen. Bring them to Ma
iaffey's Bakery. 4 i-1t-d
For leint-'lwo or three connecting
-ooms, suitable for light housekeep
ng; close in. Sde T. B. CuLbertson,
Lt J. C. Shell & Co. 44-1t-pd
For Sale-One new Ford touring
ar, demountable rims. At a bargain.
-sterby lotor Company. 44-it
For Sale-1 ton truck, good run
iing condition, $250.00. 1 new Max
veil touring car, 1921 model, never
ieen run, $600.00. Hipp Bros., Mount
Ile, S. C. 43-3t
For Sale-Six year old mule, weight
bout 1100 pounds, $135.00. Hiipp
3ros, Mountville, S., C. 43-3t
For Sale-My .property on Sullivan
treet, consisting of 9-room brick
Louse, large garden, orchard, garage,
tc.; several vacant lots and 6- cot
ages. Will sell at reasonable 1rice,
iart cash, balance with good security.
4Irs. J. J. Pluss, P. 0. Box 485, Bra
lentown, Fla. 35-tf
M1toney to Loan-On improved farm
nd city property for a period of years
1 seven and 'one-half per cent inter
st. Bomar, Osborne & Brown, At
orneys, .Spartanburg, S. C. 34-tf
Government Wagons-For Sale, or
ffered in exchange for corn, oats, hay
>r lumber. Wagons in good condi
ion. Dixie Ice and Fuel Co., Clin
Rini Repair Parts--,For all makes of
ars. Rim bolts, wedges and clamps.
'ity Vulcanizing Station. 40-tf
.,Money to Loan on improved farm
and at 7 -1-2 pei' cent. 'H. S. Black
vell, Attorney-at-Law. 42-tf
T HOMA SON'S
All Work Guaranteed
LAURENS, S. C.
W. M. NASH
Terracing : . Leveling
NOTARY PUBLIC W.
i Gray Court, S. C.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, South Carolina,
Office in Peoples Bank Euilding
C. E.NKennedy & Son
LAURENS, - . 5, C.
Simpson, Cooper & Iab
Attorneys at Law.
Wil Practice in all Stat. .epris
P'rompt Attentioui (Nven All Business
c. c. eathenstone Y. U, En h1
FEgATHIEBSTONE A ENqIGIT
*' Attorneys at LaW
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RE m9N-,MAY 22
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your- old hat look I
have a large stock of
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