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VOLUME XXXV1119 LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1922. NUMBER 21
D1eclares Amerienl Must be Saved froim
iate of (1inse Nation.
St. 'Louis, -Dec. 4.-General John
J. PerAhing today made a plea for a
larger 'Amenican military establish
ment so that .Americ will not "like
China, become the football of fortune,
subject to the dictation from abroad
ail possible disruption from within."
The general spoke at a, Chamber of
(iHe declared the present trouble in
,Far and Near 10ast should give Ameri
ca some concern.
"The developments which have
taken 'place since thi Turkish vic
tory over the Greeks indicate stifll
ciently the danger which we run of
beconifrg entangled in questions sur
rounding that age-old center of racial,
religious and political strife," he as
sei-ted of the 'Near East sitifation.
"When war is thrust upon us," the
general stated, "our patriotism flames
,up and we are tremendously aroused.
MXlhen the danger has passed, however,
we gradually slide back into the old
easy-going ways, serenely coniident
that the future will taIk care of itself.
We usually fail to attribute the costs
of war to pre-war unpreparedness."
The general is making a brief tour
under the American defense society.
le declared there was no danger of
America becoming militaristic. as some
persons- "whose idealism oveuwhelms
.their common"stise" fear.
Military training should not only be
put into effect for defense pUrposes,
-but also for the upbuilding of the phy
sical and m'oral manhood of America,
:During the past 150 years the army
has been engaged in one important un
dortaking every 18 months. General
Pershing said, and "no one can say
that war in the future will be less
SAMUEL G. HUNTI&B
Ion of Late Dr. Hunter, of ThIs Conn.
ty, Died In Greenville Sunday.
4After a. ipngthy illness Samuel S.
riintemed farmer of' 60' Peti'y
Avenue, Greenville, died at 4 o'clock
Sunday morning at his home in Green
ville. Mr. $-unter was a son of the
late -Dr. 'Melmoth Hunter, of this
county and had lived ill Greenville
about -two years, having resided in the
city of Spartanburg and the county
the greater -part of his life. He was
well known over the entire section and
a recognied leader.
Besides a host of friendtand his
wife, who was a Miss Sexton, assister
of W. IL. and Liisses Annie and Allie
Sexton of this city, the follow-ing sons
survive hhln: S. W. and W. T. Hunter,
of Greedville, and Frank M. Hunter, of
Los Angeles, Cal., and one brother, Joe
L. Hunter, of Liberty.
The funeral services were held'Mon
day at the Woodruff Baptist church at
12 o'clock, cohducted by Rev. Mr.
Riley of Woodruff. The fungral party
left Greenville at 10 o'clock. lnter
mont was 'in the 'Presbyterian ceme
tory. The following gentlemen acted
as pahll bearers:' Melmeth Parks, Sum
ter :Paiks, Jr., 'Ben Kilgore, Ben Hun
ter, ygilliam Hunter and W. D. Sexton,
nlepb\ews. ~ Honorary pall bearers: H-.
P. 'Boggs, J. SM. 'Phillips, 1W., WV. Simp
son,, 8. M. Kilgore, J. B. Kilgore and
S. 'P. Parks) The 'following nieces
acted as flow'er 'bearers: Miss Edna
Stillworth, Miss -Ida Lod ;Hunter, Miss
Della.PParks, .Miss billie 'Parks, Miss
Linda Hunter,"Miss Janie HIunter, Miss
Nannl6 Kilgore~ -
Mrs. Saltie Stephuenson Deidd
Mrs. Sallie Steihenson, an aged vrilp
ple woman ivh6'has'i 1Pd al the Juia
Irby' sanitaium'fat tli as iine years
tinder the care of 'M% fgulia Irby,
pass#.d away 'at the 1sifal W1 iday.
The 'body was 6prried t# hor frmer
'Yome in Jackonyjille,- Ala., Satt d.y,
#ffere interetpelnt tookkplace, tt rp
malas 'being accompa i ed b,4. Miss
Irby. lMrs. Ste.phensoni *es 81 yearso'
age and~bad been a 6$ple for many,
-At 'lnlty- 4%Ige
The School .1mip ~kent a'hiocia
tion ofTrriptyditidgf 1i1 serveta' hot
su per' in the school bnhildin~g' on'the
night of 'iday 'Dec. 8, beginaging at..
o'clock.' Ilverybody is. invited t0 come.
tinople: nd i e, Sea oft'Maymion 'nd
t'hoi also says the .Angora govetg..
a yuinthe .peni the atrait l
th # doodprce 4danattaax
DELEGATES A1r LAUSSA-NE D.
OLAlIE THAT BOSPHORUS ANI)
)ARbD'ANELLES BELON( TO TUR.
KIEY ANiD THAT TURiKISH PEO.
PLE E.NTITLED TO FULL SOT.
Laussanc, Dec, 4.-The fundanen
tal position of dRussia on the Bospho
r011, the Sea of 'Marmosa and the
straits of the Dardanelles 'was out
lined by foreign minister Tchnitcherin
who read a prepared statement in
French, of which the following oflic
fil summary was given out this after
The Russian delegation will strive
to attain two objects first, equality
of the positions and rights of Rus
.sia and per allies--phe -Ukraine and
Georgia-with 'the positions and
rights. of the other - powers; 'second,
safe -guarding of the peace and se
curity of the Russian territories, and
liberty ot their economic relations
with the. other .powers.
M. Tchniteherin conceded that nav
igation, and- 'Paciflc maritime 'con
inunJcation in the. Bosphorous, , the
Sea of Maimosa 'and the Dardanelles,
must be assured in the .most absolute
inanner and - w'ithout .restrictions. He
"Maintenance of peace on the
Black Sea and the security of its
coasts, Peace in -the Near East and
-the security of Constantinople should
be guaranteed in a durable manner.
This ngeans that the Dardanelles and
the Bospherous, in -time of peace as in
time of wit, ought to be Constantly
closed to the -warships and armed ves
sols, as well'as the military airplanes,
of all coun-tries except Turkey, only
in this. way can liberty of peaceful
xIavigation in these waters be effec
. ually gtuaranteed."
M. Tchnitchorip continued by say
i4g4hat the Russian government sfart
ed with the elementary fact that the
Bosphorous and. the Dardanelles be
long to )urkey -and that, the Turkish
.people are entitled to ful sovereignty
over their .ternitory and waters.
M. Tchnitcherin said Turkey could
effectively defend her watel:s against
attack by possessing the right to
fortify and arm her coasts by pos
sessing a floot of warships and by
tt4,zzing for her defense every tech
nichl\Means of modern 'warfare.
iM. Tchniitcherin then 'passed to
what was interpreted as an allusion
to England. He said:
. "Closing the straits to othet war
ships contorms to the .principle of
equality between states. Throwi
then open. will give a preponderatin
position 'to the strongest maritime
. Russia and her alli'ed republic,
M. Tchnitcherin .argued, had no ag
&resite, bellicose, militaristic de
signs against the liberty of other poo-l
pies; .therefo they were in a pecu-I
liar posi1tion to 'watch over the inter-i
este' Of the working masses and .to
contribute to the 'world's economic
. dievelopment. Their solution' was the
only .possible solution of the straights
The aVusian loader added:
"S8oviet Russif, in annulling without
competisation the agreements touch
ing upon the return..pt Constantinople
to 'Russia, and in libeiratin. all the
countries on the ~Mediterranean.<basin
from the former menace and ambitions
of Czarism, will never' permrt a settle
meat of -the str.tits question '!which
would menace ,Russia's owin seeg'iity."
lie emphasized .the importan'ce . of
the straits for the economic prdosperi
ty of the soviet lederafrion. In 1910
mores than sevrenty -per &ent of the en
tire Rtussieb. wheat expotation passed
thirou~gli the ports of the Black Sea
.and :the sea. of Aaov.
lie said that,, from the standpoint
* defende, this stl'&its solptiort' alend
.the vital eIW entary: inter
&f:Russia and he , allie, and
enf~es onl i tcall .thatIt was
'1lks to the. free passage # h
$a4..Q. b he: naval forces of all thd
a;thiat the ententes.poWiert wore
toorgantze in' Southern .ausila
orgfe e -Denikine and WfrAngel
d 'opthem~ in their war 4gaiat
DESTROVEr BY FIRE
itoeiont Colored School Near V -ess
-ill Destroyed )y Fire FrIday
3Morning (H1efore ThanksgjihIng.
Rtosemont school building, onie of
the best negro school buildings in the
county, was totally destroyed by fire
of unknown origin Friday morning,
November 24th. The school is located
several miles to Jhe right of Cross
IHill. Whein lirst discovered about 10
o'clock in the morning the flames had
already advanced so fiar that neither
the 'building nor any of its contents
could be saved. 'So far as is nown,
the building was empty when the fire
The Rosemont school was built un
der the Rorenwald fund and was in
sured with the state sinking fund for
$2,250, the only negro school in the
county being Insured. . M. J. Mliller,
agent for the sinking fund, came to
lIaurens Monday morning: following
'the fire and made a setIlement of the
-policy In full. The trustees of the
school have already laid plans for ro
building at once and will build prac
tically on the same ,liies as the old
O5peaking of the fire yesterday, Supt.
of Education R. T. Wilson said that
the trustees of the school were very
fortunate 1% having the building in
sured. All of the white schoQls of the
county, he said, are insured vith the
state sinking fund commission.
SAFE CRACWI'D IN
AUG. W. SMITH STORE
Loot Consists of $1,000 Casfh and a
Similar Amount Liberty Bonds.
Spartanburg, Dec. 2.-A yeggman or
yeggmen bFoke into the Aug. W. Smith
department store, cracked the safe
and secured approximately $1,000 in
cash and $1,000 in 'Liberty bpnds and
'War saving stamps some time Saturday
night or Sundaf morning, it was dis
covered today when J. 1B. Ulos, a
clerk, entered the store about 11
o'clock this morning to write a let
Irrdicatious accordIng to the .poUcg,
are that the job was done by exports'
who were familiar with mechanism
of the safe. A hole was drilled near.
the combination iob where the two
doors met and an iron pin inserted. B'y
means of a stel hoop-shaped brace
[which. was placed around the safe, lev
erage was secured and great pressure
brought to bear on the pin which finv'
ally caused the mechanism on the in.'
side to yield. This released the steel
catches holding the doors shut and the
safe was opened. No explosives were
Detectives are working on the
case, but have made o iprogress aq
yet. They refused to discuss the rob
bery tonight. The tools used were
left on the floor. Entrance was made
from the rear of the store which is
situated on East Main street in the
heart of the shopping district. There
was no light burning near the safe.
This is the fourth time .wthin t;w0
years that the department store has
been entered, '1H, Frank 'McGee, man
ager, stated -tonight. The store car'
ried no burglar insurance.
hloy 1Has *Narrowy Escape
Clau~e Starnes, a school boy In
short apants living in the 'Laurens
Mille village, had a narrow escape
from serious injury 'yesterday about
two o'clock WVhen he was knocked down
and, dragged severali feet 'by an auto
mobile bread whgonj of J. A, Cureton
& Coihpany, of Greenville, driven by
a Mr. Craig. The tratck; was coming
out of TLaurens.'ftreet into the public1
square it the, LMiite. 'Company corhor,
tr'avelling at a mnodeitte rate. 'ihe1
boy, coming' from~' school, .ran out in
fi'ont of the truck from behind an au
tomnobile in front of thq Minter Com.
'pany store. ,When he saw tihe truck h'e
uiade a dash to gtet out'of the way, but
(lid not get quite fat oudughi. Tihe right
fender struck him and. knocked him
dpwn. .ife clu'ng .to the fronit bumper
and cried fof 1ielp. 'l'he driver of the
car was unable to stoj immediately,
but after .9)ishing .the boy along for' a
few,. feoot came to .a full stop and got
-out tot'ender asuistanuce, The boy -was
.picked up and found to .bo uininjui'ed.
After brushig~g his olothes off and re
gaining his .self-possoaion he ,put~ oni
his cap and walked 'way,
Episcopalians to &el 'Fancy Work .
U~nder. the auspices. 6f, the Guild of
the I~iscopa1 Ohuroh,' fancy artlclea
mil be sol4 at towe's druag store on
P'ridar.mo.gning. 'rTe dalo begI~s
Pyrnmptly- at ,to e ook.
Shieriff Ileld Has Ioved Into Vacant
toois In New JailI, but May be
Forced to Mtove Out. Question
Raised by Suiperlvisoir.
Is the sheriff f the county to live
in the new county jail, into which he
has already moved, or will lie have to
move out? The question will likely
have to be decided by some higher
atithority than now exists in the
Several weeks ago the jail commis
sion turned the new jail over to the
board of county 'cominssioners, of
which the supervisor is ex-ofilclo
chairman. -When they turned the Jail
over into the hands of the county corn
missionors, according to Supervisor
Watts, they. reported that it was not
in a finished condition -as funds had
not -been suflicient to place cells on the
lower floor.- Supervisor Watts, acting
for the county commissioners, in turn
delivered the keys of the jail to
Sheriff .Reid. When the formality of
turning 'the ., keys over was gone
through the supervisor, as lie says,
adiised the sheriff that the jail was
delivered for -the keeping of prisoners
only. The intimation was, so it is
understood, that the sheriff was not to
move his family into the. jail. - -
The sheriff, whether or not he gath
ered the full significance of the super
visor's remark, moved his family into
the jail last week, occupying the lower
rooms of the building originally in
tended to be used for cells but not
actually containing p'!son equipment.
WIhen the bowrd of county commis
sioners met in annual sessjon yester
day Sheriff Reid was called to meet
wit_ 'the commissioners and state his
Alain'for occupying the space lie does
in the jail. The sheriff was out of
town. It is understood that lie claims
that .as the prisoners are in his cus
tody and that as he is held responsi
ble for th6in he has a right to remain
Inf thd jail and be near them. 'iore
+r he contends that by staying in
tho jail building himself lie salves the
:dtaty.the-expea of an extra Jailer.
rhe Jail building has a small rootm
|tnd office for a Jailer.
The contention of Supervisor Watts
ls that 'the plans of the jail building
lid not call for occupancy of so much
)f its space as living quarters; that
without the spac" now occupied- by the
dheriff the accommodations for pris
>ners are inadequate since necessities
iequire that males, females, whites,
lacks, juveniles and hospital patients
)o held in different .wards; and that
Ahile the rooms occupied by the sheriff
ire not fitted with cells they are in all
ther respects as safe as the rooms
pstairs and may be used to advan
:age for prisoners.
What steps are to be taken in the
matter have not been decided upon
)r at least have not been divulged.
Buperviso'r 'Watts, who incidentally
jaid that there was no perhonal mo
Live on his part, intimated that lie
'night appeal to the state uwelfare
board or to the governor a's a means
f arriving at an understanding.
FIAZAAIR TO BE lIELD
AT 0. 0.-O. hIUIDING
i)bject to Secure Funds for ai Ligthtinig
Plant for thme Building.
Gray Court, IDee. 4.-On Friday,
Dee. 15th, a 'bazaar wvill be held at
Gray Court-Owings school building to
Becure futnds for the contemplatedh wa
ter and light plant to be installed in
the school building.
The several booths, arranged at
tractively in the .auditorium, wvill be
opened sit'2 P. M. The fancy-uvork
booth wvill display all kinds of fancy
work for sale, and will have also bun
galow -and kitchen aprons, children'as
rompers, boys' waists, etc.
Thdo copuiittee in charge of the
"hiarvest'' booth will he ready to lpre
vide the housekeeper with all kinds of
eatables, grown on .the farrn, or pro
duced in the dairy.
'Many kinds of delicious hiome-miade
candies will' be found at the candy
And for the spiecial pgleasure of the
little folk a 'fish--pond will-bo. near.
There iwill very probably be two games
of basket ball, otie of the girls and
on'q the 'boys, played during the af
After,5 o'clockt a real tum$cey dinnoe'
Will-be served in the abasement.
In the early evening, juist -following
inner, a musical ~pro am will 'be giv
ett in the auditoripta,
, verytbody. is inyited to come.
(0O.OAN ACA, is ii-:.(1
Deathi Cme Monday Afternoi Mife
Thonas S. IBlakely, proiinent busi
11C.4s 111iti iild fai hinr of Curouaca, die,
Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'Iocl
following an illiess of several m1ontlih.
The funeral will be conducted this af
ternoon at three o'clock from th
Presbyterian church at Coronaca h
Rev. C, E. Sullivan and Rev. 'M. A\
Brabhiam. Interment will be in Beth
Mr. 'Blake was the son of )r. im
Mirs. Thomas S. Blakely, and was born
and ivared at Ninety Six. lie was 5:
years of age having been born De
comber 27, 1869. A number of year
ago hqimoved to Coronlen nd engag
ed in the inercantile business as wel
as farming. lie was c6nntcted with ,
number of business enterprises of coro
naca, and was one of the most sub
stantial citizens of that community.
'A 'member of ithe -dresbyteitiar
church, Mr, 'Blake hed al'ways showi
a deel) intieet in 'thi affairs 'of hII.
church. 'Ile is survived by his wife
wIho was Mliss 'Av'ie Andei'son bofor
marriage; ne son, Edwin A. Blake
and one daughter, Annie E. Blake
bjoth of Coronaca. -He also leaves thre
sisters, Mrs. W. B. Stewart, Ninet3
Six and Misses Bettie and - Annh
Blake, of Ninety Si. Desides his iii.
mediate family, 'ir. Blake had a larg(
family connection in ttris section, an(
his death will be learned with grief b5
Active pall bearers 'will be: Ander
son Simpson, Dave Byrnett, lendersoi
-Stuart, J. 0, Owens, Marcus Willard
Richard Buchanan, W. 11. Hiarvelcy
F. E. Wells. ITonorary pall bearers:
Jay Motsinger, Lewis Thompson, 'yill
Rice, Larry Watts, Robert Stuai4 T
A. Robinson, R. T. Morris, L,. Rt. Boyd
OF U. R. C. MEETS
Will Meet in Greenwood for Threc
Days. Elaborate Program Planned,
Greenwood, Dec. .-Phe twenty
sixth annual 'convention of the Soutl
Carolina division of the United
Daughters of 'the Confederacy will
meet in Greenwood on December 6, 7,
and 8, and final preparations are being
made by the two local chapters of tle
U. D. C., to entertain the visitors. Ap
proximately 150 delegates from every
chapter in the state are expected.,
'Practically all of the state officers will
be present, as -well as one or two of
lcials of the national organization.
The delegates will arrive Wed
nesday afte.'noon and will be tendered
a "Welcome meeting", at Lander col
lege on the evening of December 6., A
reception in the college parlors will
follow this meeting.
The 'business sessions will begin
Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock, fol
lowed by a luncheon at one. Thursda)
afternoon, all visitors will be giveri
an automobile ride around the city
That. evening will be known as "His
torteal evening,," a'nd will b~e in char-gi
of 'Mris. J. H., West of Newber'ry, statt
historian, An addr'ess' 19 Col. J. Rior
McKissick, editor of the Grceenvilh<
-Piedmont, will 1be delivei'ed at thal
Friday moi'ning, the business ses
sions wviil be resumed and at on<
o'clock all dlelegates will 'be the guiesti
0o' the -Rober't A, Waller and JoI
Mclellar Reynolds chapters of the
'U, D). C. here, at a luncheon. Thi:
lunchmeon wvill conclude the forma
program of tho convention.
Elaborate'oreparations are beli
made for the entertainment of viltor:
by the local, organizations,
*' Bailey School Hloinor Rail
-Seventh (Grado-Mar-y T1empletor
'Fifth GradeS Joel Fiul11er, Lizz',ie lPul
Fourth Graide-Evelyni Ramage, Es
telle Fuller. '
Third Grado--Roy Jerry,
-Second Grade -ientr'ice Templeton
Lillie Mae Shockley.
First Gratie-Augustus -Ramnage
. Must Hlave'Trash Containers
After hearing a report fr9m thi
health department Monday 'ight, i1
which it was stated that i-t .was prac
.tically imnpossible to' keep abreast o
street cleaning utider apresent condi
tions, city council passed a resolutiot
declaring. that eitizens must- provi
containere for trash instead of dump
ing t. in piles for' tho: trash wag~ns ti
' DISC S8 FINANC[S
JOiNT 11EETIN(G OF CTy OUNCIL
.AND) TWO C0313ISSIONS Il1,1
. MOND.Y NIGIT.
Iil a Joint meeting of city council,
the water aid light commission and
the bond commission in city council
chamber Monday night financial af
I fairs or the city were discussed with
a view of arriving at a definite plan
for retiring the outstanding bonds
when thoy become due. Some pre-ar
ranged plan for dealing with this
phase of city finances, explained
I IMayor Lal in opening the meeting.
t became necessary when it was point
ed out to the city council 'by Nlr. Wal
lace, who recently audited the city
books, that through failure of past
city councils to lay aside the annual
sinking fund a delicit in the sinking
fund had been created which wou'l'd'
prevent the full payment of the bonfds
when they became 'due unless -a large
appropriation was made -yearly for
this purpose or unless refunding
bonds be issuled ait maturity
MNi'. Wallace was present at the
leetlg -iionday night. Ased as to
the amount necessary to be appropri
atod each year to meet all of the bonds
when they became due, lie said that he
estimated the annual amount to be in
the nelghborhood of $2-1,000. On flg
ures presented by Mr. 'McCuen, of the
water aid liglit commission, it was
shown that the appropriation would be
a'pproximately $21,000 if the original
schedule were adher(I to and the
present deficit be igiored. lnder that
plan no attempt would be made to
Imlake up the present deficit in the
sinking fund, but refunding bonds
would bofloa'ted to make 'up the deficit
when the bonds became due. The cx
act amount of the defieit was not dis
closed at the meeting. The total bond
ed indebtedness was brought out as
Mr. MIcCuen. said that the .present
bond issues had been provided for un
der suggestions from the Business
'League and that he felt that the league.
should be consulted as to 'what meas
ures are to be taken for their retire
ment .in view of the fact that to retire
all of tile old and now bonds at ma
turity might require a larger levy for
the next few years than the league an
ticipated when the bonds were recom
mended. The view of -Mr. McCuen was
acqiuiesced in and the matter carried
over until another meeting.
'Council and the water and light comn
mission also discussed the question
of the commiss-ion assummig respon
sibility for payment of interest and
sinking'fund for past bonds for wa
ter and lights as well as the now
$65,000 Issue. An animated discus
sion of this question, took place. The
commission took the position that it
could not meet these payments in cash
while the city was only having a
"book-charge" made against it for the
water ando lights it was usin1g. As a
matter of accounting, it wvas decided
thlat book charges should be made
against 'the commission for these items
and that settlement In cash be post
lponed until the commission Is able to
meet the payments. Members of the
commission Intimated that this might
lbe a very long wvait as tile water and
light department was showving an an
nual loss of around $12,000 before the
commission took charge.
Action on tihe disposal of about
$9,000 In accumulated interest and
pirenmiums on the (bonds recently sold
tWas postponedl. Mayor Dial recom
mended that no expenditure of this
money be made, hbut that it be pilaced
in the lhnds of. the sinking fund com
mission to applly on future payments
Mrs. (Caine Burled
,The remains of Mrs. 'Rosa 1. Caine,
'whose -death took place at her home
,In thlis city last 'ionday evening, were
laid to rest Wednesday afternoon in
the Laurens temiety. The servicds
were 'conducted by her pastor, Rev, C.
T. Squires, of the IFirst Presbyterian
church, assisted Jby Rev. J. W. Watts,
-uIply pastor of the F'Irst Baptist
fchurch. A large concourse of sorrow..
- ing friends and Telatives followed the
body 'to its last resting place. The ac
3 tive pall 'bearers wore nephews. o
- the deceadd as follows: Ear?. Wilsoia,
R. V. Irby', Jim lIrby and W. C. idhey