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VOLUME XXXVII- LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAy, JULY 5 1922.1
CONDITION REPORT
S[D8 COTTON IP
New York Market Adqances
$7.50 a Bale
CROP FIGURES
3ELOW ESTIMATE
Official Report of Cotton Condition and i
Acreage Well Below 'stimates of
IPrivale Reporters. Heavy Buying 1
Stimulates Market Which Goes to i
High Levels.
New York, July '.-An extremely
rapid and excited advance followed the
publication of the government' end
June crop figures In 'the cotton mar
ket here today, The report, making
the condition of the crop 7'1.2, the
area -under cultivation 34,852,000 acres
or 10 per cent more than last year's
and the indicated crop 1-1,066,000 bales,
compared with an indicated yield of
8,433,000 at this time last year, was .
not very far below the average of
1'lvate reports frecently published.
It was evidently well below general
expectations, however, and after a
comparatively quiet morning, proved
the signal for heavy general buying.
There was enough realizing to me
nentarily check the adance around
'the 23 cents level for October, but
circulation of the figures brought an
other buying wave and .prices reached I
the 'best levels late in the afternoon,
with all deliveries making new'hIgh
records for the season. October con
tracts which had sold off to 20.47 on
the decline of early last week, sold
at 23.20 this afternoon, making an
advance of over 2 1-2 cents per pound
froin the recent low level and of 178
points of approximately $8.90 per bale
from the closing quotation of Satur
day.
The buying on the small crop fg
ures was said to be stimulated by ex
pectations that the report would lead t
to heavy buying by foreign elpinners
In Liverpool while the Amoricaa mar
Rets are plosqed tomorrow, particularly c
if the rains reported in the southwest
today should continue. There was al- n
so bullish comment on rumors that n
ocean freight room had -been engaged t
last week for the shipment of 35,000
bales of eottoa out of the local stock c
to Irope,-but the main factor was tile
small crop indication and approhen
-sions of more than the average de
terioration In condition this summer
-because of the 'boll weevil. c
a
BtELOVED YOUNG WOMAN b
PAS&ES AT LANFORD 11
Miss Mary Allen umniond. Jassed e
Away' Friday After Long Illness. c
GLanford, July 8.-After almost two
years of suffering from a heart leak, 8
Mary A.:Drummond, the second daugh- n
ter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A, Drummond, n
passed away at an early hour Friday S
morning..
Mary Drummond was well known T1
and loved by a host of fr-iends and '1
loved ones. 'Death came after a peiod a
of suffering lasting almost two years 'I
which .began last March,.-1921, twhen I
it was thought necessary to remove a
her 'toneils. The doctor discovered C
she had a weak heart and was almost'
afraid to operate 'on account of her
heart, After her tonsils were removed
she recovered and was thoug'ht to bet
improving at times, but little hop1e *1
was ever felt for her, ultimate recoy- i
ery, The passing away.was very epeace- e
ful In her father's arms, suriounded iI
Ay the family and a few relatives. C
The funeral services twere held at t
eIinford Baptist church Friday after- i
.mlon at 5i:20 o'clockt and her body ten- r
derly laid to rest in the family plot
In the cemetery adjoining. The ser
vices were conducted by tier pastor,
Dr. Graves 1L. Knight,.assisted -by Rev.
'R. J. Williams, of foebucI& nd Rev. I
I. N. X(nnedy of Ora, tter2lassmates
and the B3. Y. P. U. marched in a body I
and arbout twenty of, the girls of the I
6unday School ed as fibwer girls,1
&he was born'a .epteinber 27, -1906.
She Was unusually .bright ait schlool
ntfd was a siepfai fjvori~ of All her
aoqtgaIhtinoce 8lo feMW d by
tier fathfrau nd tet1M$and Mr~s.
'F'A. Dj nmt Xor~itr nd n)10
brothisr Mard~afd 0ce and
ANTI-LYNCHING BILL
BEFORE SENATE
Eight to Six Vote. Borah Joins Five
Democrats on Committee In Epress.
ing Opposition to Provisions.
Washington, Jne 20,-The iDyer
anti-lynching bill, providing :penalties
by the federal governmet for mob
action, was reported favorably with
amendments today by the senate ju
licilary committee by a vote of 8 to 6.
Senators Ashurst (Dmiocrat) of
Arizona and Norris (1Republican) of
,4ebraska did not :vote.
The vote today ended a long com
nittee fight over the bill, which was
)assed last January by the house and
vhich has -been urged by negro and
)ther organizations, Opponents of the
neasure have declared it an uncon
ititutional interference with state
ights.
Comparatively few changes were
nade in the original house bill and
hese were said to be designed to meet
he constitutional objections. A sub
>nmlttee of the senate committee
'ecently i-ccommended debeat of the
>111 on the ground that it violated
he constitution. Some senators voting
oday for a favorable report -were said
o hold doubts regarding its constitu
ionality but thought the ibill should
io enacted and put up to the suipreine
ourt.
The bill declares that if states fail,
Leglect or refuse to maintain pro
ection of life they shall be deemed
o have denied the constitutional guar
ntees and the federal authorities will
Lave power to -act by indictment of
tate olllcers or members of a mob
.nd 'trial in the federal courts.
The measure requires "reasonable
fforts by state officers to maintain
'rdor and protect prisoners and their
ailure would subject them to im
ilsonment for flve years and a fine
f $5,000. Menvbers of mobs in which
prisoner Is Out to death would 'be
ubdect to conviction of conspiracy
rith imprisonment for -ive years to
Ife provided, Counties in which fatal
iob disorders occur would be liable
D the family of the victim under a
Drfeit of $10,000.
-Amendments. adopted by the senate
ommittee require tt 'failure of the
tate officera to prnteet nio vict!ime
iust be charged in the federal indict
ient and proven to the satisfaction of
lie federal trial court.
The bill has had an unusually hard
ourse in the senate committee after
stormy birth in the house. ' After
ring in the judiciary committee with
ut action for several months, Sena
or Lodge of Massachusetts, 'Republi
an leader, and other Republicans
tarted the movement for disposition
y the committee which culminated
i today's favorablo vote. Republican
-aders were doubtful, however, wheth
r senate consideration could 'be se
ured at this 'eession.
Eight Republicans, Chairman Nel
on of Minnesota, Dillingham of Ver
iont, Brandegee 9f Connecticut, Cum
iins of Iowa, Colt of Rhode Island,
terling 'of South -Dakota, Ernest of
Centucky and Bhortrldge of Califor
.la, voted in favor of the bill. One
tepublican,. Senator -Borah,' of Idaho,
nd flve Democerats, Culberson of
'exa~s, Overman of North Carolina,
teed of tlissouri, Shields of Tennes
eo and Walsh of Montana were r'e
orded in opposition,
Dr. Pitts Unimproved
.Reports from Greenwood state that
ho cohdition of Dr. J. D. Pitts, who
as been- ill for several months, ro
iains unimproved and grave fears are
ntertained over his cdndition, Dr.
Mtts 'was pastor of 'Prospect Blaptist
hurch and other churches in the count
y for many years and his many friends
re deeply concerned over his sick
Lesa and eear that :his advanced age
vill prove a'hindrance to his recovery.
Sen. Dial Returns
-U. 6. Senator Nat 13. Dial returned
o Wushington yesterday after spend
ng sevei'al days in the city. Sen. Dial
rrived in the city last week wibh his
'anily, who will romaAnt here for tlie
F. P. Mo(ddwai will Preside.
1w. 1'Ic($owaM39saq, who was ap
ntdspecial 'juidge by Overnor
*arveoy o 1Sd as eek s sessioh-of the
sourtt f euienfi pientt York, 11l
eaye Saturday for thatt place. The
~ouri' will convenO Monday' mox'ning,
estifyinag to the sympathy end esteem
n hiobh abo a held -by 410so who
SHOPMEN QUIT W
IN NJ
Transportation Machine Cont
Interruption---Thousanda IR
Chicago, July 1,-4WIth the country-i
wide strike of shopnen declared by
union leaders to be virtually 100 per
cent. effective, the nation's great trans
portation machine continues its work
without interruption.
Railway executives were unanimous
in expressing their belief that the
strike awould have little effect on the
operation of their roads and at the
same time asserted that any move to
ward a settlement would have to come
from the United States labor board or
the employees.
B. M Jewell, president of the rail
road department of the American Fed
eration of Labor, who yesterday re
fused to appear at a federal inquiry 1
into the strike call, reiterated that the I
only basis for a settlement was for the i
roads to agree not to put into effect I
wage decrees recently ordered for the
shopmcn by the labor board.
Ben W. -looper, chairman of the i
labor board, declared in a formal state- i
ffent that the power of the govern- I
ment, coupled with public sentiment, <
will give every protection to every t
railway employee 1v'ho remains on the 1
Job and to all new men who take the
places of the strikers in the ipresent
walkout. t
Mr. Hooper asserted that the strike <
was called against the decisions of r
federal tribunal over rulings laid down I
after careful consideration of the evi- N
dence on !both sides. The men wrho r
take the -places of the striking shop- 1
men will rennder a -public service, he c
declared, and sh'ould therefore be im- .
mune from he characterization of c
"scab" or "strikebreaker." 1
The walkout began in all sections of t
the country -promptly at 10 a. in. and ii
in many places -took on the aspect of f
a holiday, the men singing and cheer- a
ing as they threw down their tools. As I
reports came Ito union headquarters I
during the day, leaders asserted that v
the ranks of the itgigerq Wind'iitifi? j
mnre than %h'WV .re-di,.ne fth ,000 r,
membership before night. Later Mr.
Jewell said that reports froni 128. of the a
201 Class 1 railroads showed practi- N
cally 100 iper eent. He added that ie i
hoped 'to be able to give more. accurate J
figures, by tomorrow night. c
The only display of force reported I
during the day was at Beardstown, n
III., where several hundred shopmen, n
after failing to persuade four com- o
panions to Join them in the walkout, c
picked them up ibodily and carried s
them out. "We sent them home," the I
leader was quoted as saying, "to avoid f
trouble." In Chicago, the hub of the n
walkout, where it is estimated 100,000 b
REV. THOMAS IIDEOUT ]
WELOOMED AT UNION SERVICE
Pastor of Episcopal Church Preached
Sunday Night at Union Service Held
in First Methodist Church.
Rev. Thomas Rideout, of Alken, who
arrived in the city last Thursday to .
take charge of the pastorate of the I
1~piscopal Church in this city, was of-f
flelally welcomed hunday night -by the
ministers and churches of the city at l
a union service held in the First Meth
odist church.
A large congregation thsat overflowed I
Into the Sunday School room was pres
ent to hear Iiev, Ilideout's first ser- <
mon in Laurens. iRev. S. H..Templemuan,
introduced a~s the oldest preacher in
taurens'iri point of- service, mnade a
short talk of welcorde to Rev. Ride'-<
out, before the latter'delivered his ser
mon.
Takin ffor his text the first- verse of
the (13I3 sain, 'Behold how go'od and i
how ipleasant it is' -for brethren to4
dwvell togethet -In unity," Thev.'Ridleout1
prenehed his tnitil sermon in Lau
Many expressions of saytafactiton and
of the young' minist'er's abiities were
'heat4 after the - services iwere ever,.
ReV..Rljdeout Is' a, recent graduate of
the serinary In Alexandria, Va.. 1
Mr. flale Improving
Dr. and 'Mrs. WA TTorguson and
Messrs. J. Di Terry atnd W. G. Lancas
ter wvent to ,Spartatiburg Sunday to
visit 'r, I4 G., B~alo who 4s a' patient(
at the General h~ospital there.. Mri
Bails, they said, Is improving frdta hiQ
recent operatioh'and wU i robably ie
home In Aotttdeges
ORK
kTIONWIDE MOVE
inues Its Activities Without
,espond .to Union's Summons,
men are affected, no disturbances of
any kind were reported and all of the
roads claimed that .both passenger
and freight trains were being handled
without interruption of any kind.
"Train operations are Just as usual
and we are carrying crowds, even on
the extra sections that have been at
tached for the holiday pilgrims," was
the word from the general offices of
the Northwestern lines.
"I do not expect the strike to inter
lere with train movements," said S.
M. 'Felton, president of thc Chicago
2rreat Western railroad and chairman
)f Western rail executives. "The ex
perience of the Union Pacific and
Southern 'Pacific and other roads that
lave had extensive shop strikes, shows
1o interruption of traffic is to be ex
)ected.
Among the .presidents of railways
mtering Chicago, the determination
vas expressed to have no dealings
vith the representatives of the strik
ng unions. They were unanimous in
leclaring that the issue was not be
ween the unions and the railways but
>etween the unions and the United
3tates aIbor board.
The executives also asserted that
he strike was far from being 100 per
!ent. perfect in the Chicago district,
nany men remaining at work. The
ilinois Central and the Clover Leaf
vere reported to have been the least
Lffected, although no exact figures
rere obtainable. The executives de
lared that only one of the -Pullman
hops had been unionized iby Mr. Jew
l1's department and that this shoil
lone of all the Pullman shops will
ie shut down. The construction depart
nent, it was said, will be available
or the use of railroads when repairs
,ro to be made. Many other car build
ng 'plants, including tue Haskell and
laker shops at iMichigan City, Ind.,
vill -be asked to take care of the re
iair work so that the rolling stock
f the roads can be kept In condition
Meanwhile the labor board received
ssurance from the administration in
Vashington of compelte backing in its
olicies. At Topeka, 'Kan., Gov. Henry
. Allen summoned the industrial
ourt Judges and Attorney General
Iopkins into conference to consider
leans for dealing with the strike. In
iany sections the roads 'were assured
,f police Iprotection and in the larger
ities guards were thrown about the
hops. A slight clash was reported at
vy City, Md., Nv'hen striking shopmen
rom the Baltinorc & Ohio shops
listook a detail of guards for strike
reakers, but no one was injured.
JAST THUlbSDAY
WAS BABY DAY
Uxty-FIre 'Children are Examined by
Physfoians at Baby Conference JMeld
Last Thursday.
Last Thursday was baby day in Lau
ens, more than 65 of "the finest babies
n the South" attending the baby con
erence at the court house.
Although the court house has been
he scene of many mleetings, confer
nces and othler gatherings, none have
~omo up to the level set Thursday by
h~e youngest of young Americans. For
noisy and busy conference, the little
mos sot a new high standard, and al
hlough no one other than the baby
lelegates knew' iw'lat their debates
,yore about -it . was apparent thlat all
>f the delegates were interested.
Among the doctors who assisted in
he' conference wore Dr. 3. Adam
~Iayne, chairman of the State Board of
Elealth; IMl. Wilijam P, Cornell, of
Jolumibia, baby 'specialist; and Drs.
5. ID1. Hughes, J. .H. Teague, C. P. Vini
:ent and J. M. Bearden. Mdiss Gossett,
lounty nurse, and Miss Hayne, nurse
it the Laurens Cotton Mills, assisted
tihe examiers, while Miss Margaret
Dunlap; acted as secretary. Prize
winners among tile babies will be an
louncd later.
Entei'tadiinnt' at Ora
The ladies of Ora Utural School Im
provemient association w4ll sell ice
yream at the school house F'riday night,
hiilf 7th. A short lirogrami will be ren
iored1 by the young epeople of the com
rnity. The bro'ee'eds wifl go to sohool
hnprovment. 'The 'pttblic is 'cordial.
ilK invited to at~tend.
DUNCAN'S CHARG[S
Denies Trying to Dispose
of Canal Property
SPARKS FLY
AMONG WOMEN
Two Gubernatorial Candidates, Laney
and Duncan, lWari Up at State
(amnipaign Meietiag In Monck's
Corner. Laney lesents Asperions
on Ills Character.
'ionck's Corner, July 3.--FIeaturing
the well attended meeting of the state
Democratic camipaign party at Monck's
Corner today was the violent resent
ment of George K. -Laney, guberna
torial aspirant, anent the continued in
timations of John T. Duncan that as
a nentber of the canal commission of
the South Cgrolina general assembly,
Mr. Laney had refused to fight for the
development of the canal, and had
seemingly encouraged negotiations
whereby the canal property would be
sold to E4. W. Robertson, of Columbia,
for a more pittance. Mr. Laney stated
that he would allow ?o one to cast
aspersions on his good name, that no
suspicion of crookedness had been
heard relative to any dealings during
his '20 years of legislative life, and
that any man who intimates any
crookedness in respect. to the canal
matter on his part is a liar. "My
whole life has been lived In the build
Ing of my character, and it shall. not
be besim irceied," concluded the Ches
tenlield senator.
At the conclusion of his spoech 1Mr.
Laney 'was questioned by !Duncan who
inquired why the senator had failed
to state from the platform since tile
meeting at Beaufort, that he favored
development of the canal for the tax
payers of the state. Mr. Taney said
that 'he had already expressed him
self. Asked by 'Duncan why 11e failed
to answer a certain letter, -Ar. Laney
answered that he thought so little of
the letter that he had not -opened it,
and If lie could find it, he would re
turn the letter to Duncan unopened.
Mrs. E. Barton Wallace, candidate
for superintendent of education, took
accasion today to take a fling at can
:lidates in the race who are ibacked
by "slates, clu'bg, rings and things."
3he stated that she was not aligned
with clubs who were pressing her
,ause, that she had always been busy
In tile cause of education, social up
lift, and physical relief for the unfor
Lunates of the community where she
lived and that this service to humanit,
had received her time and attention
instead of the most select clubs of
Columbia, in which her membership
had been solicited. Mrs, Wallane told
of her work in connection with the
children's clinic, said that this institu
tion was the pet of Columbia, And at
tributeud Vhe su~ccess of the clinic to
the fact that she spent hecr afternoons
at the clinic Instead of among thle club
women of the city.
No matters of special importance
were developed among thle other
candidates who were apresent. A
irg'e nump'aer', including former
Governor Cole 'I. DBease, were absent
at .the meeting today for various rea
sons.
The meeting at Charleston tomor
row night is expected to boe produc
tive of further developmepxts in seV
eral of the contests.
First Cotton Bloom
'The Adviertiser received its first
cotton bloom of the season Thursday,
It was plucked from the farm of Mrs.
Saille Madden, on 'Waterloo Route 2,
the same morning. Since .that time
Willie Cunningham, (Waterlo'o Route.2
sent In a bloom.
Leave for Hendersonvllle
Solicitor H, S. Blackcwell, Sheriff S.
C. Reid and Ralph T. Wilson left f@ion
day by motor for He-lndersonville, N.
C., where they will attend the conven
tion of the sheriffs of Norbli and $outh
Carolina. Trhe party expects to return
to -the city Friday.
Plumbing ,Businuess Started
J. M. Siattery, of Columbia, hbas op
ened a, plumbing and heating business
in th'e cIty ;which is located In tile o14
RIobertson Hotel 'building. Mr. Slat
tory is a plumber of 15 years experi
ence and has come to I~turens, he said,
to make this his home.
LADIES' DAY
FOR ENROLLING
i County Chairman DesIgnates July 15
as Day for Wonien to Charge the
Enrolling Books.
Saturday, July 16, is to be made a
"'Red ibetter Day" for the women of
the county when their attention is to
be directed to the enrolling books of
the democratic varty with the Idea
that they put their names on the
"dotted line',.with a view of casting
their ballots at the primary election
in August. County Chairman Power,
taking cognizance of the fact that only
a very small number of women have
enrolled for the primary, hit ulon the
idea of having a ladies' enrolling (lay
and has issued a proclamation calling
on them to come up to the tape and.
prepare to shower their ballots on the
willing and receptive candidates.
Mr. Power also calls attention to the
fact also that men as well as twomen
must have their names on the books
before the fourth Tuesday in July or
be "forever barred" from a voice in
the primaries this year.
His proclamation.is as follows:
Whereas, our women now enjoy the
riglt of suffrage eqlually with our men,
the undersigned, a's County Chairman
of the 'Democratic party, which has
been the bulwark of good governmenti
in our state and nation, feels that the
Iparty machinery should render every
aid possible to the convenience of en
rolling the women of our county on its
club rolls. We rely on them to assist
us in maintaining Democratic princi
pies in county, state and nation.
Therefore, I deem it proper and
right that we should set apart a spe
cial day to be known as "Ladies' Day"
for the enrolling of every 'woman of
our county, entitled to membership
in our clubs, and I hereby designate
Saturday, July 15, 1022, as such day.
The executive committeeman from each
club is hereby urged to see that the
enrol'ling committee place the club
roll at some central place in the dis
trict on that day, that the ladies not
already enrolled and who desire to en
roll, may do so with convenience.
Those who fail to enroll on or before
that date, both men and women, are
reminded that the books close on the
4th Tuesday in July.
C. A. POWER,
County Chairman.
The enrolling committee has decid
ed to place the book in the court house
from 10-to 1 o'clock and the following
ladies have been asked to be in
charge: Mrs. C. M. Clark, 'Mrs. W. D.
Ferguson and Miss Ella Roland; from
2 to 5 o'clock, Mrs. J. S. Bennett, Mrs.
J. H. Teague and Miss Sara Dorroh.
The other hours of the day the book
will be at the usual .place. the clerk
of court's office, where any one desir
ing to enroll may do so. 'It is intend
ed that any one wh'o desires, either
men or women, may enroll on this date,
'but It Is especially made convenient
for the ladies to enroll on that date.
QUIET FOUE'1I IS
CELEBRATHED JHERE
Base Ball Takes Leading Part in Day's
Celebration, Outings and 1'ieniesl
Also Figure on Fourth of July.
Basebali, barbecues and outings 'flg
ulred prominently In celebrating the
Fourth of July in -Laurens. The post..
omeie, banks and other .places of busi
ness were closed al'l day and through
out the city a holiday spirit prevailed.
At Watts 'Mills the day's program
had an early start iwith a ball game
at 9:30 'between the 'Watts Miills and
Simpsonville 'till teams of the Western
Carolh'a League. At twelve o'clock a
barbecue and fish stew wvas served.
The 'Watts Mills band furnished music
on aboth occasions, rPubile speaking
and athletIc events figured in the
early afternoon, after whieh another
-baseball game was called. .The last
game was of a unique nature, one of the
teams being recruited from among the
fat men while the othel' was from the
leans.
At the ILauirens Cotton Mill, baseball
also played an important part in cel
ebratIng the 'Fourth. Tile Laurens
Mills closed Friday night until this
morning, giving the coperatives quite
a lengthy vacation.
In the city prope", no definite pro
gram of entertainment was car'ried out.
A enajority of bile holIday crow ds, how
ever, motored to Greenwood to see 'the
lLaurens team of the 'Carolina league
'play Greenwood, in a double header.
~Many others motored to the mountains,
quite a number leatving the city Suri
,day aind M"onday .

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