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x LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1922.
Nation.'s -Tribute Paid at
BLUE AND GRAY
IN HONOR PLACE
Thousands Offer Homage When Memo.
rial to Abrahaim Lucoln Is Unveiled
on lMemorial Iliy in Washington.
President Harding Accepts for
'Washington, May 30.-A nation's
trlmuteA to its glorious (lead reached its
climax today at the dedication of the
im.emorial erected beside the Potomac
to Abrah:im Lincoln by / his grateful
countr y.men. A former President head
ed the comiinission which has lavished
c1n1less 'thought on making this stone
emblem of American gratitude worthy
of the man whose memory it will per
leturmte for Americans always. The
iPresident in person acdepted the -work
in the nation's name.
. p1ead across the wide terraces, the
lawns and the circling driveways that
lhlve, 'heen wrought to give the memo
rial building a setting, were thousaids
of Amcricans, and the most distin
gi.shedl men in this country from for
eign lands also came to pay their hom
age at this new shrine of Dem6cratic
Close in- about the rising tiers of
mnanible sto-)s were gathered the men
who todny hold in their minds the des
tiniies of that government "of the i)eo
jle, for the people, and by the 1leople,"
which L!nicoln gave his life to Imain
tain, but behind these over a mile wide
sweep of the Alall and clear away to
tihe ba~se of Washington monument a
mile distant from the memorial mwere
time comnmni folks from whom Lincoln
cane and for' whon he toiled endlessly
u1nti1 he was cut down by an assassin's
bulet - -- -
Foremost among the men who gath
ered at -this culminating ceremony of
decoration day were the aged peterans
of the Grand Army of the Republic,
mei who at Lincoln's call put, aside
their citizenship for a little while for
the blue of the army% uniforms and
fought out the question of the Ameri
can' nationality as one, peo!)le utner
one governmot. ' To these old soldiers
who knew him and obeyed him in life
was 'given the place of honor in paying
this -last and greatest tribute to the
leader under whom they served. But
'with. them, as though to give silent
evidence of 'the greatness of hIg vis
ion stood other old and feeble men in
the gray of the southern confederacy
who had come also to pay homage at
The uniforms of the veterans and of
the military attaches and the marties
who 'guarded and 'patrolled the path
ways through the,'great throng were
the only signs today of mdilitary life
except that the ofll.drs anA mnen'of the
British flagship Raleigh, now at Wash
ington navy yard, were mingled 'with
the thousands of Americans .who stood
.to hear what former President Taft
*and President IHarding had to say.
A NOTH ER STILL FOUND
-\ Chief of 'Rural Police Captures SillI
and Other Accessories. Arrests May
Four' fermonters, a distillery- and 60
gallons of mash were confiscated last
~Monday ut noon 'by Chief of Rural Po
lice C. IL, Owens after-he had raided a
dwelling on the Bland plantation, near
Duncan's ereelt about ten miles from
the 'city. .
The distillery had been in'099qrtlton
only a' ahort time :befot't it Was, locat
ed, according to Chief ,Owens. No are
resta have yet been made, but chief
is ketting evidence 'and an e at s
',expected to follow.
PUZZLE PICTURE 0kI~~
Many Atnsweis to Pnuss19 Plere CIon.
test Being Ilec~Ifed 4*d IKueh In.
On aedoust of lack of epacq, 'The
Advertiser's puss1.e picture is omiitited
fromi this iage~ of the papeg bht -wil
S/be ipserted again next weelt ao taugt,
.NDIDA1'ES FOR STATE
OFFICEIIS HEIRE AUG. 16
ltiierary for,' State Can'1jpaigii Is An.
nounced. Will Open in ('olumbia
.June 20 and close in Spartanburg
C(landidate.; In the state capivalgin
will be ini 'Laurens Wednesday, Aug.
I , according to the itinerary an
noticed last week by the itinerary com
inittee composed of General \Ville
Jones, I-i. N. 'ldmulnds and George Bell
Timimernan. The campaign will op
en In Columbia .Jine 20th and close
at Sipartanburg August 23. Following
is the complete itlnerary :
Columbia, Tuesday, June 20.
'Lexington, Wednesday, June 21.
Saluda, Thursday, Juike 22.
1idgofleld, Friday, June .23.
Alken, Saturday, June 24.
Barniwell, Monday, June 26.
Allendale, Tuesday, June 27.
-ampton, Wednesday, June 28.
Beaufort. Thursday, June 29.
Ridgeland, Friday, June 30.
Walteiboro, 'Saturday, July 1.
Moneks Corner, Monday, July 3.
Charleston, Tuesday, July 4.
St. George, Wednesday, July 5.
Bamberg, Thursday, July 6.
St. Matthews, Friday, July 7.
Orangeburg, B-aturday, July 8.
Sumter, Monday, July 17.
'BishOpvllle, Tuesday, July 18.
Darlington, Wedneaday, Jully 19.
'Iennettsville; Thursday, July 20.
Chesterfleld, ,Friday. .July 21.
-Florence, Saturday, July 22.
Conway, Monday, July 21.
Marion, Tuesday, July 25.
Dillon, Wednesday, -July 26.
Kingstree, Thursday, July 27.
Georgetown, Friday, July 28.
M\anning, Saturday, .iuly 29.
Camden, Monday, July 31.
Lancaster, Tuesday, Aug. 1.
oYrk, Wednesday, Aug. 2.
-Winnsboro, Thursday, Aug. 3.
'Chester, Friday, Aug. .1.
-Union, -Saturday, Aug. 5.
Newberry, alonday,.Aug. 14.*
Greenwood, Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Laurens, Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Abbevillo, Thursday, Aug. 17.
McCormick, Friday, AUg. 18.
Anderson, Saturday, Aug. 19. s
IWalhalla, ,Monday, Aug. 21.
'Pickens, Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Greedville, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
Gaffney, Thursday, Aug. 24.
Spartanburg, Friday, Aug. 25.
ABORRS QUIT WIORK ON
LAURaENS AND CHURCH STREETS
Rither Higher Wages or Harsh Treat
ment is Responsible for Cessation
of Work. .
Work on Ohurch and Laurens streets
was halted saturlay afternoon when
vhat is sqid to be discontent among
,he negro laborers caused them 'to quit
Ihei' Jobs. It iwas reported Monday
-hat the negroes left because of harsh
-reatment to them by -the 'boss" on
LMr. C. A. Ison, superintendent of the
byork, stated yesterday that the -a
worers did not leave their employment
because of any 111 treatment, accord
ng to his knowledge. He said .that
1e hna been paying laborers $1.50 a
lay and that they left for employment
tt Cold Pont or Goldville where they
iaV'e been promised $2.00 a day.
The workc is now .about two-thirds
3~ompleted, Mr. Ison said, and the con
tractor still has about' half the time
elloted' for'"the completion of the Job
umder the contract. Mr.' Ison expects
to leave for Spartanburg and Green
wood today to recruit a4ditional la
bor with which to f~iish ihe contract.
hcaper of Wail 'i, garage,. (tents
Former Hicks Nome.
~r.'F. IA Mtarchge}4,whQ o svn
era Was' connectoit(,it
ie hilsines's of W/ ', ~ '
eamly'arfed i tbiy~nday
to 468Mtme his duties ai~4e19Ford
deale/'add ,we'of 4 'cego.
Mr, Mrch'an* i rute I oij
move bi tnpntli c
ei~Ona you~n~4 u4 j
soait nd-ell ed in e dteio.
bile bisiness Mr. *March'ant has al
ready7mado'a number 'of friends 'here.
Called to' Local Feqld.
The IRey, Charleg lb, Sullivan, D. .D,,
of Atlantic R1eh,, Florida, .bs beeni
to, ,aste te of -igq 'slt
$4.n~ Friendship~ and
O~~~QZ~oo~aty His dequdsteh I6
*11 ken n(erdst n~will
~rbby bo made ntwo. weekcs,
Others are EXieelt'4d to Flel( Pledge
Hotfore TIlime L,1ni1t EIre-, a
Col umbia, may 30.--Thiree candi
(ates for governor, two for state sup
erintendent of education and three to
congress have so far filed their pledg
es for the campaign of the commin
summer, whieh starts June 20. Ot I
ers 1will 'file shortly, as they hav'e al
ready miade an11 noulcemelt s of the!
The candidates who have filed fo
governor so far are: .1. S. Swearingei
state suprintendent of education
former Governor Blease and forme
T'ieu'tenant Governor lDethea.
Thos. G. .10,Leod, of l3ishmopville
who -has announced 'his candidacy fo
governor, was ii Columbia yesterday
He was greeted by many friends wlh
are enthulastic over his candidacy. H<
will file his pledge in a few danii
Many leadig citizens of the state art
predicting a splendid race ['or th<
The candidates who have fled to
state suporintende'nt of educati6n, t
fill the office w-hic0h Mr. Swearinge
mother, LIMrs. B'dith Rockefeller mc
Iope. Mr. Scay was formerly count,
su'crinendent of Ilichland county
and Mr. H ope was one tilme countQ
superintendent of Union county. Mrs
liessie 'Rogers Drake, of hennetlsville
has announced that she will be a can
didate for the slate sulperintendeney
She is the first womiani to offer for a
For congress the candidates whc
have so far filed are: F. It. Dlominick
of Newberrv; J. J. McSwain, of Green
ville, and I i.' P. Fulmer, of Orange.
burg, all candidates for re-election.
Numerous other pledges will be file
before tile closing hour.
BISHOP KILGO BE'lfliER1
Symptonis of Pummumon ia Passiug ant
:4oted Diine on Road to Recovery,
Memnphis, -Tonn., - May' 20r-Bishoi
John C. lilgo, of the Methodist Epis'
coial Church, South, who is still att f
hospital here, is somewhat improved
tonight, his phypicians stated. Pneu
monia which developed Friday, whilc
not entirely cleared up, has ceased t
be an alarming factor in Dr. Ki!go'
conditon, physicians stated, and othei
conditions were more favorabler. Hi
wife arrived -here from Charlotte, N
Rev. P. F. Kilgo, brother of Bismor
Kilgo, silid yesterdiy that he had re
ceived a 'telegram saying that the
bishop was still inmproving and tha:
he iwas fairly well started on the road
,Peculiar Interest has been taken here
in the illness of Bishop Kilgo, hoth
On account of the fact that his brothel
is pastor of the Methodist church here
and because -the Bishop'was born ir
Laurens during the pastorate here n
bis father, 'the late Rev. James T
Kilgo, 61 years ago. Bishop Kilgo wae
born in a little 'brick parsonage ori
West IMain street where the home of
Mrs. 'W. 'H. Garrebt is now located. lHk
father served this charge on two dif.
'ferent occasions, the second time
when young John 'C. Kilgo was a lad
about 16,years of age. He formed at
tachments -then that he has alwa~y
feelingly referred to. Laurens, he of.
ten called;. "home" and whezt he ro
turned here a~bout six years ago to con
duet a week di special services at thx
Methodist church he spoke of the weed
as one of special privilege to 'him
iemnbers of -the congregation and the
towni generplly learning at that tim
(d .love and honot ,him more than ever
Cotton Bein'g Sold'
The rise in the price of cotton stim
ulated, sales on the local market las
weolk, according to -local buyers wh~
report-that anmbe of large lots o
otton wore sold durin'g 'the past wech
ten .brought 20 1-4 cents on Mon
iay. One lot of .cotton was reporte4
e4s being sold tol' as iuigh as 21 cents
the highest -price to ,be paid for cottom
in many months.
Mill Declares Dividend
Announcement that the 'Laurens Cot
tog MilI wil pay a semi-annual di
dond of 3'1-2 per cenit on 'June 30 an
~4~~terd~?by IM.. . Smitit
N~et#~ ~ jill. The 'divideni
last div 4e rs 'at Jatn. 1 of ,tIb
* lHoekli-rjj.'s Young (Graalnauhteri
Now In New York, May be coing to
31e00t NIVss Hforsemtanl.
- Chicago, .%iay 30.--rhe rollialce of
-- Alathildle McCori'mick still was engilf.
r ed in deep imystery today.
- The l7-year-old granddllaughter of
.John 1), llockefeller, whose engage
- ment to -lax Oser, Swiss horseman,
- startled society several months ago,
r was in New York, where, it lwas said,
she might sail immediately for I'urope
r to meet the riding master and prepl re
for an early iarriage. At her hoie
here, however, her father, Harold +'.
Mc lCormick, millionaire head of the In
ternational Iarvester Company, de
clared rel)orts of a contemplated voy
age were all a mIstake.
Meanwhile another mystery involv
> ing MIiss McCormick was awaiting so
lution in Chicago. . It centered around
thg legal battle started l'y Nlathilde's
Imother, Murs. 1Edith Rockefeller Mc
Corminlck, against the petition -to ap
point her divorced husband and
guardian oF their daughter. The pro
ceedings in whIch it was announced
that the guardianship twas all settled
- will he reopened t.onorrow hy Mrs.
L McCormIlck did notlreceive the re
quired three days' notice of the peti
tion which was filed by Alathilde her
Mrs. McCormiek's protest, it was
said, was made In pursuit of her objec
tios to her1 driughter's marriage to
the Swiss riding master. In this John
1). Ilockefeller i" said.- to sILpport his
W A'lIliR A NDI 1,G111' 1i31111,81
- 3US'I' iF PAI) ON TIME
Public Works Commilssion Instruets
'lhit Serfvlee I' )lsecoulttiued When
11111 is U1na1d.
At a regular meeting of the pli)hlc
tworks commission held Thursday night
in the city hall, the commissioners
passed a resolution instructing iSuper
intendent (hapmnan that- he-discontinue
the water or light service of any con
sutmer whose bill Is not paid on the
20th day of the following month.
The resolution was passed to force
the payment of water and light bills
on-time. In such cases'where the ser
vice is discontinued, the resolution
provided that a charge of $1.00 he'made
'for -the re-connection of light servicQ
and 50 cents for the re-connection of
Additional material was furnished
the commission bly Superintendent
Chapmn relative to the condition o!
the electric lines and poles. Hc also
reported, that more cases were found
where electric service was used for
twihich there wasano record on the
;hooks. Iin one case, he res.,orted, a
dwelling has been slippiled current
-for six years and that the city re
ceived nothing ini return for such ser
vice during' that time.
Equalization of rates also came up
for another discussion. -Many cases
were found where two consumers re
ceiving current for similar purposes
pay different rates,. ranging from 4 to
10 cents. '
The commissilon plans to meet withm
representatives of the Reedy River
.Power compapy at some time in thme
near future to assttre that a spirit of
co-Operation may prevail hetween the
commission and the power conmipany.
J. 8. CRAIG HIONOiNED
Nominiated as One 'q-the Directors for
the -South CarollIdt Cottonl Co-op
At 'the district mneetdfi of the South
Carolina Cotton Co-od'rative associa
tion held in 'Spartan'burg yesterday
Mr'. J. S. Craig; of this county, was
nominated as one of .the 'tw'o direc
tor's from this district. Mr. W. L,. Gray,
one of the delegates from this county,
was also iphaced in nomi'tatton, but he
withdrew in olrder to give way to a
nmsn from another county.
. City 'Behaves Well
Recent weeks have -brought about
a decided decrease in police court cas-~
es, according -'to tMr. Utanley Crews,
city clerk. -Monday morning, usually a
. busy day In the mayor's court, found
only one case on .the 4ocket. Until
quite recently, oMr. Crews said, there
was an avrag of 3or 4eases aday to
-be tried, - lthe mayor's court for of
tenses ranging from burglfy -to 'bat..
tory,;-Drunks are also conhslououms by
their aobsence. - -. -
- Mr. H. D. 'Thomas, of. Greenyvile; was
in the city Sunday visiting friends.
It. A. (Ool0vt 'To Isis '
NTIATI31 i-:NT Aii()1'T'P iutIl()NS
i'rmier Goernor is ('rileized byv State
i'r'ss. Will lExplhin itealsons for is,
sule of l'ar1dons%.
l Former (overnor liohiert A. (ooper
alnlloiliCed Satilday that he wou Cx
pilain in a few days hi; reasons for
the pairdois issued by limn oil the (lay
bfore Ie resigned from I Ile goverilo's
ollice. l any newspi a elrs hl ave criti
cized thv goverIlor's action and his ex
phination will he looked for with in
'hie news ot' the goverlor's state
imieit, Is colitailled in a di.iatch to the
News and Courier from its Columbia
Dureau and follows:
'i'Trade and industrial conditions
tiroughout the nation, miticularly
the Souti, show an optimistic tone,
Is the message brouglit home by for
mer Governor Robert A. Cooper, new
member of the Federal Farm Loani
Board,' when he reached the city to
(lay for a week's stay before a swing
throogl the Southea st on an inspec
tion of farm loan banks 'TheQ former
executive is loolling well and said
that Whi lie had assullied his due,
he was far from "halter broke." lie
Is extremely pleased with his new
position, particularly from the view
point of service to the farmers of' the
Sooth, iland is very olltspolkeln as to
the cordiality of his associates on tile
(overnor Cooper said that he had
not Yet seelred suitable living ia
ters for his family. Mrs. Cooper pIe
Ceded him to ColiibIa several days
ago. Mrs. Cooper and the clil dire
will reside witih Ml's. Coolper's rela
ives at Gaffnvy utilul the fall months
aft e leavi,g tHIc goveinor's mallsioil
-ilune 5. The former executive and his
family are now busily achilng pIe.
pmratory to delarlilre.
The forier governor told his nows
paper friends that lie would give out a
statement relative to the last eighteen
pairdois issued by him just as lie was
leaving oilee. [-Ie expects to (o this
in the next few (lays. These have
been severely criticized by the press
of the State. .He thinks lie canl tftushi
away the cobwebs. This he can un
doubtedly do in most of the cases but
at lease in three of them he will have
to remain silent, because of the situa
tion surrounding then, as his newspa
per friends here know and his news
paper friends cannot exploit them.
COUNCIL WILL CONSIDEL
ONLY PElMANENT WORK
Street Improvements in the City will
be of Permanent INature Is Opinion
of City Council.
Mayor Dial and members of city
council are determined that only hard
surfaced 'type of road instead of top
soil or gravel shall be used in the fu-,
ture in the city's program of street
This position, advanced several
weeks ago during a discussion on
street improvements, was generally ac
cepted without -a formal vote Monday
night at a. regular session of the city
council. Alder'men expressed them
selven as favoring lpermanent improve
'ments on a small scale rather than
mjore exitensive Imp:rovemnents of a
As a result of that decision, council
voted that 'Engineer THughes 'he in
structed to prepare specifications -for
the paving of Church street with as
phalt or 'concreto and also to advertise
for sealed ,bids for the work.. Final
decision as to the type of surface to
be used will be made after the bids are
The recent decision of the city coun
cil that all taxes due to the city must
*be paid on Or before June 1st, brought
severstl replies and explanations fronm
persons interested. Council refused to
grant further extensions.
It was the opinion of the council
that too much .leniency has already
been shown to delinqutents and that
theo taxes must ,be ipaid. -
The mayor and city clerk weore au
thorized by the council to renow for
six months a note for' $10,000, 'hold 'by
a New York 'bank.
A fire committee consisting of the
following members was appointed:
Mayor Dial, chairman: 'Alderman 1Das
terby and Moore. 3. T. Crews was ap
l'ointed fire inspector.
Predbyterian Church Announcements
Next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock~
"TZho Call of Our 'Mission F4ields' will
b6 given .by the classes of thei Senior
and Intermediate' girls of the Sunday
school of the First *Ptsby'terian
Sir Auckland Geddes Ad
Forimer Irillh Sea. Lord Tell" ('o4to41
.laiinn it('irers Ulm1 h 10 it erm4 tInS
1lusl le Wise lit Aefitis Thev Tiahe
or Re-fuse to Take. 1'redlits World
W~ash ingtoni .l .\hiy 2.- 'onvicjt ion
that Worli prosmerity ott!d be re-es
I aIblished within the nt\ few years
"I provided that, govet tiients are wise
In the actions they take or1 their' re
fusals to take action in regard to eco,
ionamic. restoration of othier nations,"
w'as eXpIrssed tonight by Sir Auckland
Geddes, .13ritish albassador to the
IUniteld States, as the annual banquet
of the Amuerictn Cotton Manufacturers'
Sir Auckland etplhasized his 11hope
for closer Anglo-American cooperation
not only for the sake of the two coun
tries, "but as a means to the g reater'
('11d olooperation bet ween the la
titina of' t all nations."
"Only in that way," lie continuled,
"will we be able to Ae'inr'e tile atmlaos
ilhre iecessatry to the coiniete res
ot'ration of econlomtic ln'osperity. \Vc
(Gteat Iritain) are conlvilced tihat If
anty ntationi Is to be really Iosperous,
Ito nation cnn be let't to wallow' inl
starvatloni and tini111.'"
The ai IInd., r' " laed th t the
British pleople have no dearer orish
than that. they inighit go forward as
"l'riends and cooperators" vith Anier
ica. Incidentally, he sald, there wvas
a wide inlession lin England that if
the exIected trade development ia
terialized, there would be a shortage
of Ancrican raw cotton.
U. S. COMMISSIONER BAIBB
RELEASE9 FOUR PIISONElS
Men Unable to Pay Fines are Released
After Thirty Days in County Jail.
Pour white Federal prisoners were
released from ithe county Jail -Monday
on order of United States Commission
er R. E. Babb. The mien niec convict
ed in the United States court for vio
lation of the prohibition law and were
finled from $100 to $300.
Under the law, if the ,prisoners at
the expiration of 30 days are found by
the commissioner to be unable to pay
their fines, they may be released.The
men who secured their release in this
manner were: Frank Cole, of Union,
flned $300.00; John Pace and George
W. Ovitt, of Spartanburg, fined $200.00
each; and W. P. Chandler, of Green
ville, fined $100.00.
There are two negro. prisoners dn
the jail now who have made applica
tions to Comniissioner Babb for re
lease on the same grounds.
C~ASHI PRIZE IS OFFtRED)
IN WHEAT CONTEST
Mr. John A. Franks Offers PrizAe of
$25.00) for Largest Yild of Wheat on
A 'bontest that -promihes to, be live
ly as well as *proitatble to both the
w.inner and .those ,not quite as success
fuld is that nyhlch was star'ted sevel
months ago by Mr. John A. Franksn,
who offered' a .Prize of -$25.003f'or the
best yield of .wheat on one acre of
landl. Tihe cote~tst la beiung conducted
by couinty demonstrator C..'L. Vauighan.
Many farmuers have enteredi the (o
test and now, that the harveating has,.
begun, results will soon !be known..Ac
cording to an esthnato made by Mir.
Franks, the total wh'eat. Nop ini the
counity wivll be about 70,000 busheis.
Mt. Franks bascl his 'dettmate en' an
average yield of tl0 .buanks to the acre.
Trial Attracts Interest IJe
'Deputy Sheriff iH.-Fq:wlngs-left tf1
city Monday afternoon for, Barnwiell
where he will testlfy.dor the'State: at
the trial of, those charged with ihe
murder of W. Frank VIalker. It v.411
be recalled-that 1ifr. Walker, who -was
a son-ln-anw of Frank J. O'wingsd ot
'this county, was killed in Blaiokville
January 21. Considera'ble- 'itterest
,was nlanifested all over the tfedr..
ticularly'in thIs counvty, ovfeirtbh tagIo
deathi of Mr. Walker. 'Mr. iWalker was
a -policeman here at one tanie and wa.s
rew~arded for conspIcuous bravery in
the performiance of- his duty.