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VOLUME XXXVIII, LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1922.
TO ELECT OFFICERIS
New Officers for Eitping Year to be
Elected at .Meeting Next Tuesday
The anntal election of officers of tile
Laurens Business League is to be hold
at the monthly meeting of tile league
next Tuesday night at the 'Laurens
iHotel. At this meeting a president and
six directors will be elected. The elec
tion will take place immediately after
the usual monthly banquet.
'Mr. Geo. M. Wright, who has acted
as president for the past year has sent
out the following circular letter to the
members of the league, calling their
attention to the election and urging
them to be prepared to select officials
best fitted for the places to 'be filled.
His letter is as follows:
To the Members of the JMaurens Busi
Our By-Ibaws provide ,that the 'De
comber meeting shall be the annual
meeting of our organiation, at which
time there shall be elected "by Bal
lot" a IPresident, Vice-President and
six (6) Directors. The annual meet
ing -will therefore be held on Tuesday
evening, December 5th. In the mean
tine, let me urge each member to pre
p)arl-e now to be 'present at this meeting,
and to decide in his own mind just
which of our meibe:'a ate host fitted
for tile serviec requited of our nillcers
'I wish to thank the o.h.- officers, di
rectors and each memiber ot ihe leakue
for their hearty coer.ation and sup
port during the pa3t year. I. has been
a great pleasure to have served in my
humble way. I have felt, however,
very much handicapped on account of
the fact that my office has been so far
removed from the business center of
the city. I have, therefo,re, been de
prived of the close personal contact
wJth business interests, which I should
have enjoyed and which has detracted
from the service rendered.
We have a good town and a high
blass citizenship-Let us all work dur
ing the year that is ahead of us for the
upbuilding of our community spiritual
ly as well as materially.
GEO. M. WRIGHT,
Football Team Guests
In recognition of the splendid record
made by the Laurens High school foot
ball team this year, the officers of the
league have invited the team to be
guests at the banquet Tuesday evening.
The entire foot-ball squad will 'be pres
ent and will occupy a .place of -honor.
at the banquet table.
A. M. E. CONFERENCE
TO BE HELD HEIE
Thirteenth Annual Conference of the
Piedmont South Carolina Conference
to Convene Here December 6th.
The Thirteenth Annual Conference
of the Piedmont 'South Carolina Con
forence will be 'held in the Bethel A.
M. E. church In this city December
6th to 10th, The Rt. Rev. W. D. Chap
ipelie, A. M., D). -D. Ph. -D)., Bishop of
South Carolina, will preside. Bebween
two and three htundred delegates are
oxpected to attend..
The ilrst session of the Conference is
to be held Wednesday night, Decem
beor 6th, when welcoming exercises ewill
take plce. Mayor ,W. 'H. -Dial has ac
cepted an invitation to welcbme the
delegates on the part of the city. -Rev.
J. C. Smart is pastor of the Bethel
church. He hase issued an invitation
to-white friends to attend the session,
special provision bintg mlade to take
care of thmem.
*Mrs. WV. W. Grifin
Mrs. W. W. Griffin, of the Watts Mills
community died at the -Lauretns Hos
pital sunday night after a long ill1
ness. flomo time ago' she undetW9nt
an operation at a Spartanburg liOs
pital and was later carried to the 1e~a1
hospital, but mnididel ittetionV W''of
no avail. Tile body was carrie4 toge
former home near Pelzer 'ehfezday
whore interment took place.
ILaurens Loses to (*ffney
The iLaaurenh High fchool foot-ball
team went down -in defeat 'before the
Gaffney HIi at~ Gaff hoy last 'Friday ~f
terzloq, the final scoe being 38 .to
18. The'ALaurens agljregation gut 99p
a st light agaiUst 'te strong Oaffnot
teapi, buti wis uuable to make It a
vlcOryf ~Friday -evening the I,.au###
ayers were -guests at a reception
givel Je two teatna. Tbe visit Was
$Meatw 'onjoyed be the 14el. '
CLME[4IAU FINDS 1
CHANGES IN CHICAGO
TIER )UBS AMEtI'A'S ECOND
GREATEST CTY 1118 TWIN AN)
GETS GREAT WEICOME FROM
ULER11NG OtROWDiS. WILL DE.
LIVEJl TIIIRI) OF SERIIES OF AD.
Chicago, Nov. 2.-Georges Clemen
ceau late today came back to the
struggling little Mid-Western town he
had visited as a young anian more than
'half a century ago, and found that it,
like himself, had grown to great sta
ture and international fame. He
promptly dubbed Anierica's second
greatest city his twin.
". was born in the year that this
ilace was changed from a fort to a
city," he said. "So nwe are twins. Yes."
The Tiger of France, oming to de
liver the third of his series of Alneri
can addresses in an effort to win
Ainierican sentiment for his country
was accorded a demonstrative wel
come to Chicago, It started when his
private car pulled into' union station
and did not end until the doors of the
Potter 'Palmer mansion on Lake Shore
drive had closed behind 1im.
The old war o:)rcmier was met by a
committee headed by General Per
shing and ilrig. Gen. Charles G. Dawes,
foriner director of the budget at Wash
ington. They led him through a lane
of blue coats to ar open car and drove
to city. hall, wh'ere Mayor William
Hale Thompson wetcomed him on be
half of Chicago.
The Tiger was escorieil up town by
a troop of cavalry from Fort Sheridan.
Beside him rode General Pershing.
Others in his car evera Brig. Gen.
Jacob M. Dickinson for'ncr decretary
of war, and Col.. Stephen Ronsal, tour
Jackson. boulevard and LaSalle
strect, along which the procession
moved, were lined with peaple-some
silently curious, others wildly demon
As . the Tiger turned into LaSalle
street the crowds there burst hito
steady cheering. Men and women In
alsyscraper nwindows showered him
with torn paper and ticker tape. Here
mounted police and motorcyele men
experienced difficuity in restraining
the crowds, which continually broke
'through the lines and ran cheering
toward his car. -Police reserves used
their clube in vain and members of
the bomb squad riding in a car direct
lf. behind the Tiger leaped out with
riot guns to drive the crowd back.
Another huge crowd was massed
dbout the city hall and the police
were obliged to smash a passageway
through for the distinguished visitor.
lscerted to Mayor Thompson's office,
the mayor introduced him to the cab
inet members as "our hpnored guest."
"i am very l)roud to welcome you
to our city," the mayor said.
"Thank you," Clemencean answered.
"I am sorry we have no sunshine for
you,'" the mayor added with a gesture
to the murky weather outside.
"Isn't it at your disposal?" demand
"I su1ipose they will blame me for
lt---4hey blame me. for everything,"
th6 mayor said.
"We have plenty of moonshine, but
not much sunshine," put in General
The party remained in Mayor
Thompson's office only a few mInutes,
returning to their car's to drive to the
Potter ,Palmer home where Clonien
ceau is t0 .stay during his two and a
half day visit.
f'the eavaicadle passed again through
doense cr'owds to Miohigan -boulevards
and out the boulevard tQ Lake Shore
drive. Moving picture men with glar
ing "minnte flaros') and s.till carniera
meb 'with huge charges of (lanhlight
-powder added color to the drive
through the darkened city.'
As launceu'scar trarned into
MidIgg~ boulevard, a battery Qf 75u
in Wiglt park thundered i- salute,
Another. od had massed' about
the.,l brewn stone iPotter iPalmer
houg t'id set iup a chorus of "Vi-ve
14 ~ and "Vive Le Tiger" as
hi e~r rled tp snd he stepped out.
~ Sii~iiIgsal~the ebustty to -N*
~i14~14~w re16,8Vl bal0, To tho
t $ea89386 bales )Md
'~'~#,' RO~ fter h pano sto last
MiLS. ROSA 1. CAINE,
,LAS PASSED AWAY
Widow of the Lato Dr. E. 11r. Caine
iled Monday Night. Funeral This
Mrs. Rosa 1. Caine, widow of the
late Dr. 1Earle iM. Caine, died at the
family residence in this city Monday
night. She had been in declining
health for several months and for the
past few weeks her condition had
grown steadily worse. Monday after
noon she had a sinking spell and
passed away about nine o'clock that
The funeral services will be hold
from the house 'this afternoon at 3:30
o'clock, allowing time for members of
the family from a distance to arrive.
M'rs. Caine was the daughter of the
late Col. James H. Irby and Henrietta
Earle Irby. A brother was the late
U. S. Senator James L,. M. Irby. She
was 65 years of age and is survived by
the following children: 'Mrs. A. Dial
Gray, and Mrs, Tallulah Powell, of
this city: Mrs, C. L. Nottingham, Cape
Charles, Va.; Mrs. John Y. Garlington,
IChicago; Mrs. Walter Powell, of
Wythevillo, North Carolina; Mr. F H.
Caine, of this city, and Mr. Earle M.
Caine, of Chicago.
GCROOMING FOR NEWBERRY
Annual Foot-Ball Struggle at ClInton
on Thanksgiving to be a Hard
Fought Affair. Results in Doubt.
Though but one more game remains
on the Presbyterian schedule the foot
ball season Is aby no means over for
1922. The game Thanksgiving Day be
tween P. C, and Newberry gives prom
ise of being the hardest fought 'battle
of the 1922 season, regardless of lo
cality. The vinning of this game
means much to each institution for
they are the hottest of rivals. To date
six such battles have been fought. P.
,C. has three wins to her credit -two
losses to avenge, with the honors ev
en in the other contest.
The Presbyterian camp has been un
dergoing gruelling drills in prepara
tion for the Turkey Day battle. The
squad I a in fair aphysical shape The
mental attitude seems to be right, for
there is no such thing as over-confi
deuce in the P. C. headqua'rters. None
know better than do the Blue Stock
ings - the. ilves that they will have
their han full next Thursday. For
that reason they may be expected to
fight as they never.fought before and
Walter Johnson's men have always
been noted for their 'aggressive spirit.
Jack Wilson, Williamson, Wade,
Clowney, regulars, and Dulin, Kirven
and Montgomery, substitutes, will don
a football uniform for the last time.
More than that, the game Thursday
will 'be the farewell appearance of the
greatest pair of running mates that
ever trod a Southern gridiron, Jack
Wilson and Shorty 'Peace. Pearce still
has another year at P. 1C., but Wilson
mill be splaying his last game. It will
-be many a year before this "sweet-run
ning" pair of halfbacks will be duphi
cated. These are additional reasons
-why the Blue Stockings wlli endeavor
to close the season in a blaze ofsglory.
To add to the tension of the situation,
reports eminating from Newberry are
to the effect that the Indians are con
fident of being able to trim Walter
Johnson's celebrated 'machine that
conquered iDavidson, fought Carolina
to a standstill, and tied the powerful
Th'o game will be0 called at 3:00
P. M. at College Park. The football
fans of this section are promised a
thrilling .battle, wvhichi will be the last
opportunity of seeing, for this year at
leat, Shorty Pearce and Jack Wilson
in action togother.
When to Sell Seed Cotton
Mr. C. A. Power, clerk of court, said
yesterday that hie bad received many
inttuiries lately in regard to the law
on. solug seed-ceottonl. In view of the
general interest in the subject, he
said that he hatl looked the laow up,
al%$ fdund that ufied cotton may 'be sold
iI jhis county between February 1 and
Api'il 31. The time changes,-he said,
in various counties.
Sheriff Brings ?zrsiseer Back
'Sherif 5.- 0. Itald returned to the
city Sunday from OlandQ, 'Fla, bring
hing, with him IEverett Jacks, white,
wakted on asoharge of house breaking
anid larcehy. Trhe cha'rge ,against;
..c.kg is that he entered the store of
* W, hiok, at GMountville,:on Septem.
.hOul21dnat eA nvas with -a'nuant.
ON WATER PLANT
Dirt was Brokne Monday Morning for
Coaguaitiig flas in and Fliter House.
Dirt was broken Monday morning for
the new coagulating basin and filter
house for the new 'waterworks plant
recently contracted for .by the water
works commission. No ceremony
marked the beginning of the work,
men with picks and shovels and teams
of mules simply starting in to excavate
earth and haul it away. The basin and
filter house will be located inimedi
ately adjoining the present pumping
Mr. A. E. Legare, of Columbia, Is in
charge of the work as representative
of the contractors, Tucker & Lax
ton, of Charlotte, N. C. HQ arrived in
the city last week. '
Although no announcement has been
made as to the length of time neces
sary to coml~lete the contract, it is
generally understood that the entire
contract will be finished A>y carlr
summer of next year and that after
that time the city will be supplied with
a very much superior and a more
plentiful supply of drinking water.
Governor Cnl1s Upon People of State
to Observe Next Thursday
Columbia Nov. 25.--Governor Wilson
G. Harvey today issued a proclamation
calling upon thei people of South Caro
lina to observe next Thursday as
Thanksgiving day. Following is the
"Since the day our forefathers unit
ed in grateful thanksgiving for the
blessing 'bestowed upon them, we have
each year paused in our rush of life,
to commemorate the day and again
unite in an earnest endeavor to ex
press our gratitude for the indulgence
of our Creator.
fTh'erefore, I, Wilson G. Harvey, as
ggvernor of South Carolina, in consid
eration of the many blessings bestowed
upon us, do hereby designate and set
hpart Thursday, the 30th day of No
vember, as a day of Thanksgiving and
Prayer to be 'kept and observed
throughout the state, Let us assemble
in our respective .places of worship,
and around the firesides at home, mak
ing acknowledgement of His count
less blessings and seeking His guid
ance in the perils which may beset our
paths in the years to come.
"Given under my hand and the seal
of the Executive Department, at Co
lumbia'this bwenty-fourth day of No
vember A. D., one thousand nine hun
dred twenty-two, and in the one hun
dred forty-seventh year of the Ameri
"WILSON G. HARVIY,
By the governor "Governor."
W. R WA'1UINS.
MORTGAGE FIRM IN
HANDS OF lIDCEIVER
Carolina Bond Company, Columbia, Is
Named. Fresident Suicided Recently.
Columlbia, Nov. 25.-The Carolina
Bond and Mortgage company of Co
lumbia, whose president Charles HI.
Biarron, took his ow'n life here a few
days ago, was placed in the bands of
a receiver by Judge 'W. Hi. Townsend
upon01 the petition of attorneys repre
senting creditors. R. E. Carwile, at
torney 'was named as receiver.
Petitions for the receivership 'were
filed by -the American Trust company
of Now York; the Carolina National
Biank, of Columnbia, andl other creditors.
It was alleged that the firm was be
lieved to bo insolvent.
No statement of assets and liabili
ties will lie available, it was said, un
til an audit is made of thie concern's
Tihe claim of tho Now York com
pany is for $126,000, while the Caro
lina National bank filed -claims on
three notes of $8,760, $400 and $12,160,
TIIANKSOIVING SERIVICE AT
FIRST METHODIST CHUROH
There will be a thanksgiving service
at the First Methodist church Thurs
day morning, beginning promptly at 10
o'clock. The servico will not last
more than 30 or 35 minut~es. An offer
ing Will b'e taken for' tha Epworth Or
phynage. A cordial invitation Is ox.
tenided to all to come and take part in
thili infor'mal ,pralse service,
Box Supper at Lisbon
'There 'wil be a box supper at Lisabon~
sohool. D~eo Ath at '7 denlcl~ TPhe 'puh.
1RS. 1. It. WIARTON
(LAIMED BY DEATH
Widow of the ,ate Col. J. H. W11t1oni
Passed Away at Waterloo Saturday'
Waterloo, Nov. 27.-The entire con
miulty was shocked to learn of the
sudden death of (Mrs. Laura J. Uarris
Wharton, widow of the late Col. J. 1-.
Wharton whose death came about 8
o'clock Saturday night, Mrs. Wharton
had only recently moved into the
home of her daughter, Mrs. H1. IC. Ful
ler, and was apparently as well as
usual though at times she complained
of a slight cold. After being assisted
to her room she suddenly became un
conscious and died 'within a few min
utes. 'Heart failure has lbeen pro
nounced the cause o fher sudden death.
Mrs. Wharton was 73 years of age
and had been a consistent member and
worker in the Baptist church here, and
just a short time ago, donated her
beautiful piano to that church.
The funeral services were conducted
by the pastor, Rev. W. L. Coker, of
Due West, on .Monday evening at 3
o'clock. Rev. Coker and other pastors
who have held pastorate work here,
spoke at length on the beauty of hay
Ing known such a consecrated and de
voted life. Rev. Coker was followed 'by
the following pastors in the order
nfamed: Prayer by U. G. Harley, ,pas
tor of the -Methodist chargo here;
Talks by Rev. F. Il. Dibble, of Green
good; Rev. J. F. Lupo, Whitmire; Rev.
J. A. Martin, of Laurens; and by Rev.
A. E. Fuller, of GreeTwood. Services
were concfuded at the grave and Rev.
J. A. Martin offered the closing prayer.
A large concourge of sorrowing friends
and relatives attended the funeral,
,bringing 'beautiful floral wreathes to
pay the last sad respects to the be
Mrs. Wharton is survived by the fol
lowing sons and daughters Mr. W:. C.
Wharton, Waterloo; Mesdames H1. C.
Fuller, Waterloo; J. P. Gray, Wood
ruff; Alonzo Keller and A. E. Taylor,
of Greenwood, and by one brother Mr.
Jim T. Harris, of Spartanburg.
CAPT. RICINEY DECORATED
Receives Distinguished Service Cross
for Gallantry in Action In France.
Capt. W. R. Richey, Jr., who is now
stationed at the University of Tennes
see as an instructor in anilitary tac
tics, has recently received notification
of the award of the Distinguished Ser
vice Cross, according to a letter re
ceived from 'him by his parents in this
city. The ceremony of awarding the
medal is to take place at an early
date where he is now stationed.
The medal was awarded to him
for gallantry lit action while under
fire in France. Capt. 'Richey served
overseas as a commander of an infan
try company and mas In the drive
through the Argonne Forest. The Dis
tinguished Service Cross is one of the
most coveted decorations awarded in
the army and was awarded to a con
iparatively few of those who served.
CIVHL COURT ENDS
Cases of Mi1nor Importance Ileard
Last Week. Conrt. Adjourned Friday
Court of Common Pleas, atter sitting
intermittently for two woks, adjourned
i"riday afternoon. Judge Ilayne F.
Rico and Stenographer Ralph Syfan
"eturned to their homes Saturday
The following cases wore disposed
of after the last issue of this paper
Bewly Darst Coal Co., vs Laurenis
Gin andl Fuel CompanI~fy, verdict for the
(Bank of Ware Shoals vs F. N. Bumrz
hart, verdict for plainitiff.
William Eolomion vs Douglas Bar
nott, verdict for plaintiff.
J. W. McKec vs IIJora Madden, ver
diet for plaintiff.
W. C, Waldrop vs J. J. Adams, ver
diet for defendant.
Dr. Bruner to Preach
Rev. Weston Bruner, 'l. D., pastor
of Tabernacle Baptist church, Ra
leigh, N. C., is to preach at the First
IBaptist church tonight at 'the prayer
meceting hour. 'Dr. Bruner was form
erly secretary of the evangelistic de
-partment of the Home Mission board
of the Southern Baiptist Convention
and is a 'pulpit orator of wide note.
Mr. and Mrs. 5. 0. McDaniel andi
Mrs, Luttier Roper will spetid Thanks
giving with their sister, Mrs. Albert
Todd in North Augusta. Tlhey are mak
bng tRe trin -by moti.'.
TO ACT ALONE
SEE LITTLE HOPE OF AILIFD
I[ELP IN (',,LECTING IEPAItA
TIONS. PLAN TO SEIZE STATE
COAL MlNE? IN RUlit BASIN AND
COLLECTION OF EXPORT TAXES.
Paris, Nov. 28.-A plan for direct
action by Prance as a solution of the
reparations question submitted today
to the full cabinet meeting in the
Elysee palace with President 'Millerand
The plan iprovides for seizure of
the state coal mines and collection of
the export taxes in the Ruhr district,
together with absolute control of that
section of the Rhineland now occupied
-by the French military.
'Miembers of the cabinet after the
meeting refused to discuss the action
taken, but it is generally believed the
plan was approved with out opposition,
as it was drawn -up yesterday at a
meeting in which the foremost military
and civil authorities participated, in
cluding President Millerand, Premier
Poincare, Marshal Foch, and the min
isters ol France, .war and liberated re
Paris, Nov. 28.-The intention of
France to "pay herself" in Germany
conies before a full meeting of the
A 'plan for direct action through the
seizure of part of the Ruhr district and
absolute control of the French sec
tion of the Rhineland which was con
sidered and approved at yesterday's
meeting of military and civil authori
ties at the Elyseo palace, will be sub
mitted for final approval. There no
longer is much faith here in any inter
allied solution of the reparations
question, even though the Brussels
conference is held.
'Marshal Fioch and ~Major Qneral
Buat, the French chief of staff, are un
derstood to have told President Miller
and and Premier Poincare at yester
day's meeting that a plan for extend
ing the military occupation of the
right bank of the Rhine had been pre
pared with the utmost care and that
it could be executed within 24 hours
notice. M. Tierard, the French high
commissioner for the Rhineland, in
disqussing his part in any necessary
action, said that civil administration
of the territory occupied by France on
the left bank of the Rhine could be im
mediately taken over by comepoippt
This program would be applicable
only after January 15 when the first
payment under the existing scheme of
reparations would be due.
Germany's failure to meet this pay
ment would, in the opinion of the
French automatically gives them the
right to act.
This drastic program of action na
turally hinged upon the outcome of
the Brussel's conference, but there is
such doubt that that meeting would
rec a satisectory decision on the
reparations question or that it 'will
even be held that the French think it
wise to prepare now for an eventual
ity which many thing is reasonably
certain of being faced at the end of
France now is ready "to go it
alone," acting on theo theory that if
she ever exp~ects to get anything from
Germany she must, as the French
newspapers say, hit Germany hard in
the Ruhr, her most vulnerable spot.
This is specifically stated in appar
ently inspired reports of yesterday's
Elysee meeting, given only to French
Complete control of the French
sector of the Rhineland would accom
plish the much desired expulsion of
German oflicials, many of whom, the
French believe, are Prussians, recent
ly come into the region with the in
tention of strengthening resistance to
the Allied occupation,
First Snow of Season
'Laurons was -visited by the first
snow of the winter Sunday night
shortly 'before twelve o'clock. Accord
ing to the few stragglers who were
about at that time of night, a pretty
flurry $t snow fell for a short, time
but nop long enoiygh to leave any
signs of its tailing. Later in the night
a drizzling rain fell for alwhile put
ting a freshness in tha air the next
'morning that proved very refreshing.
F'armers soy that a-nie'. I . 1.h
a great help to .the larg ~ '
that -has been planted in t