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Ohio, Indiana and Illinois
Groat Disaster Along the Ohio River
and Its Tributaries when Flood Wa
ters Rush Through the Towns Caus
ing; Immense Loss of Life and
Devastation and ruin followed in
the wake of the high waters of the
contributary streams flowing into the
Ohio river from Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois Ihm week and
this week. Dayton, Ohio, which re
ceived the brunt of the attack of the
onflowlng waters, suffered the loss
of hundreds and hundreds of lives and
millions and millions of dollars in
property. Early reports of the dis
aster from the whole area suffering
first placed the loss of life at over
three thousand and the loss of prop
erty at hundreds of millions of dol
lars, but later estimates have reduc
ed these figures. It Is now estimated
that the total loss of life, while ter
rible enough, will hardly go over the
five hundred mark. The loss In prop
erty will he hard to estimate though
it will not fall much below the llrst
estimates. The first high estimates
as to the loss of life were reduced
after a large number of people who
were at first thought to have been
lost were found to have survived by
clinging to the tops of houses, tele
phone poles, floating planks and oth
er things. Stories of heroism and
selfsacrlflce have come from the
stricken area In llmjtless numbers.
Superb efforts were put forth by pri
vate Individuals, by citizens com
mittees and by public otllclals to aid
in the rescue of the injured and
drowning and to roduce the loss of
property. The governors of the dif
ferent states took direct charge of
affairs in some of the districts and
In othertt the military took over the
powers of the civil authorities. Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson kept closely in
touch with tho situation, sending Sec.
rotary of War Garrison to the scene
of disaster to keep in personal touch
with the situation. All red tape was
done away with In the war depart
ment, and food and other supplies
were dispatched to the flooded district
without delay. Tho governor of Ohio
issue a call for assistance and the
people of this nation and others re
sponded with hundreds of thousands
of dollars. Chicago gave over $300,
000 during the first few days of the
disaster and other cities came to the
rescue equally an freely. So great
has been tho liberllty of the people
of the United States that the last re
ports stated that more than enough
supplies of food and clothing were on
hand for a few days to feed and
clothe tho entire district, but that
vast sums were still needed to defray
to defray those little Incidental ex
penses that go toward placing In the
hands of the poorer people the small
necessities needed for house keeping.
Tho Red Cross society has had Its
organization represented at all Im
portant points and immense sums
of money have gone through its hands
to aid in nlleavlatlng the suffering.
The disaster was one of the worst
In the history of the country, prob
ably exceeding that of Chicago, Gal
vaston, Raitimore or San Francisco.
Flood waters according to the Co
lumbia State, receded sufficiently Fri
day night to show that the number
of persons drowned In all the affect
ed cities, In Ohio and Indiana may
not exceed f>00. While many resons
are still missing to friends and rela
tives Investigations made today Indi
cated that many were safe who hod
been thought lost.
In Dayton careful estimates placed
the number of deaths at 200 or few
er, although a meeting of the under
takers asserted that tho total might
be 800. Relief work went on rapidly
in Dayton and all parts of tho city
were reached.
Columbus Will have the next to the
largest loss of life, GO tmdlcs having
already been found In the Inundated
portion of West Columbus.
(Continued on Page Ton.)
Negro Who Killed Tom Hunter Satur
day Night, Miirch 22nd, Apprehend
ed In Clinton.
Sam Price, the young negro who kill
ed Tom Hunter also colored, In this
city Saturday night, March 22nd, was
caught Sunday night in Clinton by
Policeman Powers, of the Laurens
mill village. Policeman Powers came
upon the negro unexpectedly and only
learned the prisoner's identity after
putting him under arrest as a suspi
cious character.
The arrest came ahout in a peculiar
manner. Policeman Powers was in
Clinton Sunday night on other busi
nesB and was standing at the railroad
station. An unknown negro came up
to him seeing that he was an officer
of the law, and reported that a dis
guised and suspicious looking negro
was on the other side of the building
preparing to take the train for Jack
sonville. Mr. Powers Immediately
went in search of the negro and when
he found him, put him under arrest.
Me discovered that the negro, who was
of a bright mulatto color, had black
ened his face with shoe polish and
had put on a false mustache.. The
negro then stated that he was going
to Jacksonville, Fla., to see a sick
brother. The policeman, however,
took him in tow, stating that he
would bring him to Laurens in order
to look further into his record. Re
alizing he would be identified when
he reached Laurens, the negro then
told the officer that his name was
Sam Price and that he was the one
wanted for killing Tom Hunter. This
was rather suprislng information to
the officer as Sam Price was unknown
to him. The negro was tightly hand
cuffed with telephone -wire and tho
journey was made by automobile to
Laurens where the negro was safely
lodged in the county jail.
Although many reports have gon<
Abroad as to the whereahouts of
Price since the homicide occurred,
the negro declare that he has not left
the Immediate vicinity of Laurens and
that he has had no communication
with his family. Asked as to his
sustenance since he lias been at lodge,
he declared that he had had hut little
and that what he had gotten was by
begging from negroes whom he did
not know. However, he does not
show any signs of hunger as he is
looking healthy and strong. On his
person were found a 18 calibre pis
tol and about twenty one dollars In
money. He said that he had this mon
ey and more besides when the killing
took place, having given a part of it
to Carrie Hunter, the wife of the
dead negro.
It is hardly probable that a pre
liminary trial will be held as suffici
ent ovidence was offered at the coro
ners inquest to bind him over to the
court of general sessions, which con
venes In June.
Rank of Laurens Sells Riiilding it new
Occupies lo Laurens Trust Company
A deal was closed several days ago
by which the building now owned and
occupied by the Rank of Laurens will
become tho property of the Laurens
Trust company. While nearly all of
the details of tho trade have been
gone through with and the contract
agreed to verbally the papers have
not yet hern signed. However, all
the parties to the trade are agreed
as to the terms, so the s'gning of tho
papers will be but a matter of rou
tine. There is no likc'Miood of a hitch
in tho trade.
Mr R, A. Cooper, the president of
the trust company, states that they
have as yet no definite plans out
lined as to the disposition of the
building, that be did not know wheth
er or not the trust company would use
It as a home for its own business.
This matter will probably come up at
a meeting of the stockholders to be
held at an early date.
Tho now Rank of Laurens building
is now nenring completion and will
soon be ready for occupancy. It Is a
very handsome structure and very
conveniently arranged, A number of
the offices on the second floor have
already been spoken for and doubt
less every hit of space in it will be
in demand.
Twenty Six Hundred Applicants Ex
nmined In the County- and Three
Hundred and Ninety One Found In
The hookworm campaign which has
heen conducted In this county for
the past ten weeks, came to a close
Saturday night after a great deal of
work had been accomplished. The
campaign was conducted by Dr. F.
M. Routh, of the state board of health,
under the direction of the state board
of health with funds provided by that
board, the Rockefeller Sanitary Com
mission and the hoard of commission
ers of T*aiircns county.
The report of the work done by Dr.
Routh In this county showed that 2,
C00 people applied to him for examin
ation to determine whether or not
they were infected. Of this number
391, or about 16 per cent, -were found
to be Infected. These were supplied
with treatment by Dr. Routh and the
medicines were taken under his dir
ection. Dr. Routh stated that this
was a rather small percentage of In
fection, other counties having showed
a much larger percentage. Of a to
tal of 15,855 rural children between
the ages of six and eighteen years
examined In 2H0 counties in eleven
states of the south, 7S,f>72 or nearly
51 percent were found to have the
disease. So the hookworm is not as
prevalent In this county as elsewhere.
Before leaving Dr. Routh stated
that he was very much pleased with
the treatment received in the county
at the hands of the physicians, the
supervisor, board of commmissioners
and others and wished to thank them
for the kindness shown him. He will
go next either to Greenwood or New
berry to begin a campaign.
Annual Spread for the Old Veterans
to be Given April 2dth. Large
Number Expected.
At a recent meeting of the Joseph
B. Kershaw chapter, United Daughters
of the Confederacy,-it was decided to
have the annual dinner to the old
veterans on the 2Gth of April. As is
usual, all the old veterans of the coun_
ty will he Invited to Lnurens to par
take of a sumptuous repast and to
meet with each other again. These
are always very happy occasions for
the old soldiers for they furnish the
one time in the year when many of
them can join together to renew ac
quaintences and to recite past experi
Until several years ago it was cus
tomary to have these dinners upon
Memorial Day. At the last state con
vention of the U. D. C.'s, however, it
was decided to issue a general order
to the chapters to invite the soldiers
to the annual dinners on days other
than Memorial Day. The J, B. Ker
shaw chapter, however, had already
adopted this plan, the dinner last year
having heen given before Memorial
Opens Drug Store.
The Powe Drug Company Is the
name of the new firm now tunning
the drug store at the old establish
ment of Dodson, Edwards Company.
D. J. H. Powe is the manager of the
concern and is In active charge. He
will he assisted In the business by
Mr. James Hill, who has heen employ
ed there for some time. Mr. Powe
has heen In the city for several weeks
and has proven to be a very affable
and pleasant gentleman having made
numbers of friends. He is originally
f from Cheraw but came to Laurens
from Rock Hill, He has been in the
drug business for a number of years
and is thoroughly acquainted with
all the branches of it.
Very Important Meeting Will ho Held
in Methodist Chnrcll,
The Lauretta Choral Society will
meet In the Methodist church at 7:1"'
next Friday night. Seme very import
ant subjects will he discussed and for
that reason Mr. C. H. links, the di
rector, is very anxious that every
member attend.
Associate Reformed Presbyterians.
There will bo a preaching service
at the K. of P. hall next Sabbath af
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. I. N. Kennedy of Ora. The pub
lic Is Invited to .attend these services.
Fresh) terlans Successfully Close Cam
paign for liaising $200,000 for Edu
cational Institutions.
Columbia, S. C. March 29th.?
The Presbyterians of South Caro
lina are rejoicing over the victory they
have won in the endowment fund
campaign they have been conducting
for some months.
The joint committee, representing
tho three institutions of the church
in this State, that has been managing
the campaign met in Columbia yes
terday, when it was found by the
reports made that the $200,000 they
had set out to raise had been sub
scribed In full, with a margin over.
It is felt that this is no little achieve
ment for the 26,000 members of this
church to subscribe for its colleges
In addition to the large amounts they
are regularly giving for current church
expenses and the extensive benevolent
work they are interested In.
While the amount set out for, $200,
000, has now been subscribed, and
payments can thus begin, it is ex
pected that many more subscriptions
will yet be made, enough more to
increase the list by $10,000, $l.r>,000
of even $20,000. And this will pro
vide for the expenses of the campaign
and also for the inevitable shrinkage.
It is hoped by the members that
when collections are all in that not
less than $200,000 will be realized
in cash.
Mill Talk on "As Others See I s" in
Graded School Auditorium Next
Dr. II. N. Snyder, president of Wof
ford college, has been persuaded to
give a lecture at the graded school
auditorium Friday evening, the pro
ceeds from which are to be used by
tho rural school supervisor in her
work. Dr. Snyder has chosen as his
subject "As Others See I's", and in
this be tells of the impressions which
other nations have of this country
and its people. Dr. Snyder is always
a Charming speaker and doubtless a
large number of people will take ad
vantage of this opportunity to hear
him whon he will be at his best. An
admission fee of thirty live cents will
be charged for adults and twenty five
cents for children.
Sullivan Power t'o's. Offer to Those
Installing Lights Mithin Thal Time.
The Sullivan Power Company of
Laurens has offered to give free lights,
for the next six months to those who
will install an electric lighting system
in their houses. This offer was made
to the city council several days ago
and was acted upon by them at the
regular meeting last night. Their de
cision was made after The Advertis
er went to press.
Parole Granted?
Oov. Dlease has paroled John Millen
of this county, who was convicted of
manslaughter with recommendation to
mercy during the February term of
court in 1S1<7. This brings the record
of Oov. Dlease's pardons and paroles
i up to 60(5.
Water*Ronml in Ohio.
Mr. Harry Sllvorman, who is re
membered by many as having been at
one time a resident of Laurens, was
among the flood-sufferers in Ohio. Me
boacme water-bound In Hamilton, 0..
and for several days was completely
cut-off from his family, who feared at
one time that he was a victim of the
high water. He finally reached a
place of safety on the high hills around
Memorial Dnj Orator.
It has boon announced that the
speaker Invited to address the vet
erans and others at the Memorial Day
exerelxes is Dr. C. A. Steele, of Co
lumbia. Dr. Steele has but recently
rettimod to the South Carolina Con
ference after many years of pastoral
work in Alabama. He is a brilliant
and -eloquent platform speaker, hav
ing appeared for yenrs upon the ly
ceum and cautauqua platforms. The
ladlOS Consider" themselves quite for
tunate in securing him for this occa
sion. Memorial Day, as all know, Is
the 10th of May.
High School Boys Compete
In Oratory.
Now ltuihlings (Joint; Up at the Or
phanage and at the Presbyterian
College of South Carolina.' Jacob
& Company to Kegln Building Soon.
Clinton. April 1.?I*ast Friday at the
Presbyterian college representatives
from twenty six high schools of the
stnte joined In an Interscholnstic de
elaiinern' contest. The upeechett were
without exception well rendered and
reflected credit on the schools rep
resented. Three preliminaries were
held during th day and eleven speak
ers were selected from the twenty
six to speak again In the evening.
The judges during the preliminaries
were Prof. Wnodworth, the Hev. F. D.
JonC8. the Hev. S. (). Cantey, Mr. II.
L. Scfflfo, the Hev. J. K. Hooten. The
cloven successful contestants were:
Sam Littlejohn of Jonesvllle; Prank
Ellorbe or Denneltsvllle, Wither Cou
sar of Blshopvllle, Lewis Cox of Bel
ton, .1. E. Rurnslde of Greenwood,
Furman Herber I of Sumter, .1. ('. Wat
kins of Anderson Fitting School, FoW
of Groer, Wilkes Dendy of Seneca,
John II. Hunter of Clinton, I.arrimer
Oaffney of Gaffnoy.
In the final contest the judges were
the Hev. .1. P. Jacobs, the Hev. J. B,
Branch, Dr. D. J. Brlmm, Mr. A. C.
Todd of Damons, Mr. C. M. Bailey.
After prolonged deliberations they
reached a decision giving first honor
to Caffney's man, second to Seneca's
and third to Clinton's. Dr. Douglas
presented the three medals on behalf
of the faculty an dthe two literary
societies of the college
The affair was of great interest to
the entire community and drew a
large audience. The students had
decorated the auditorium with I'res
bytorinn college colors and pennant
hearing the Initials of the schools
rop resented,
Dr. Douglas expressed the hope that
next spring at least fifty schools
be represented.
New liuildlngs (.'oing Up.
Work has begun on the Thomas M.
Jones science hall at tin- Thornwcll
Orphanage, and plans have been
chosen for a new Infirmary to he
erected this summer,
Jacobs and Company have bought
the building begun as a hotel on
Phlnncy avenue and will hasten its
completion as a modern office build
ing, equipped with all the usual con
veniences and comforts.
Dr. Douglas has secured funds for
the erection of a science hall for the
Presbyterian col lego to cost between
$2.'i,0b0 and $30,000, It will be, if
possible, ready for use next Septem
The completion of the campaign for
endowment is extremlrky gratifying
to the frlond8 of the college. The!
$100.000 thus assured It means In
creased usefulness.
While Sale Thursday.
The ladies of Stephen D. lAso chap
ter P. D. C. will hold their annual
spring white sale April 3rd in Cope
land's Hall. Fancywork, wearing ap
parel, household goods will be sold
j and also turkey dinner and supper.
'Die preparations made insure a very
successful and pleasant, affair. En
thusiastic and capable committees are
at kVOrk getting all ready.
Sanloes at the \. It, P. Church.
The Hev. Mr. Parklmton of Due
West will preach at the Associate He
, formed church next Friday, Saturday
and Sunday. The public is invited to
these service-.
Clubs and Societies.
The last we. i< in the month is reg?
uarly Club week in Clinton. Three
book Clubs and thO Daughters of the
American Revolution regularly hold
social meetings that week.
On Tuesday afternoon Miss Connie
Bailey entertained the Friendly Doz
en book club very delightfully.
On Wednesday aftomoon the Anl
eyon hook club met with Mrs. Julia
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Dominant Figu i e In theBusi
ness Life of the World.
Horn In the lup of Luxury und In-'
herentlng Millions, Ho wan not Ton
tent to Live the Lite of Idleness
usually to his Class, hut lie was it
Worker from Early Manhood.
Rome, March IH.-John Plerpclnt
Morgan died at 12:on this afternoon.
Morgan fnlled rapidly this morning.
Ho was unable to asslminate Artifi
cial nourishment and his pulse waa
more rapid. Ills temperature in
creased to 104 1-2, just before noon,
when the Attending physicians issued
A bulletin that death was expected at
any moment. Morgan died .it 12:05
this afternoon,
Dr. M. Allen Starr called into con
sultation In connection with Mor
gan's illness, attributed tho finan
cier's breakdown to emotion, caused
by the investigation by the Pulo
committee at Washington in: ) tho
operations of the alleged "money
When the death of Mr. Margan was
seen to he approaching, the physician
forced Mr. and Mrs. Norbert L. Sat
terlee, his son-in-law and daughter,
to leave the room. Only by a move
ment of the right hand Morgan show
ed that he was suffering internally
and otherwise displayed no sign of
vjltality except continuous heavy
heavy breathing. Heart tonics wero
injected, but these had no effect and
, for several hours before he was In a
( state of coma and unable to respond
to (piostlons or rocognlxo any of those
at his bedsldo.
Proill the date of his arrival at:
Home Mr. and Mrs. Satterlee feared
a mistake bad been made in not tak
ing the financier direct to London,
where he would have been in lib;
own house instead of in a noisy hotel
and they thought the climate of Homo
was too mild and enervating for him
in his condition.
Morgan was born April 17, is:!7,
in a modeit red brick cottage At
Hartford. Conn. As a youngstor Il0
bad a tendency to write poetry and
this gave him the nickname "Pip."
When fourteen Im went to tho Boa
ton high school and showed a par
ticular bent for mathematics. After
graduating he was a student for two
years at Qooltlngen, Oermany, and
embarked upon his career as banker
at 21. and of his achievements all the
world knows.
Few men have been more widely
feared, yet Morgan was generally
trusted. The sobriquet of "Spbynx of
Wall Street" was later applied to tho
man whose earlier financial asso
ciates regarded as without a busi
ness acumen and Morgan became tho
American continent.
Morgan's control over men and
money was the dominant keynote of
his life. At the height of his power
he is said to have controlled nine bil
lion dollars.
j In Addition to finance, art, litera
ture, philanthropy and .sport camo
under his Influence,
Ills prestige was not confined to
owning the country. Kings, emper
ors and even the pope were wont to
call him in consultation. He was
horn in wealth and his father left
him $ 10,000,0*.0.
Sketch of His Life.
.lehn Pierpoint Morgan, the finan
Cler, was bom at Hartford, Conn., on
April 17. 1fc:'.7. He would have been
70 years old bad he lived until the
middlo of next month. He was a son
of JunlUS Spencer and Juliet Plor
pont Morgan. He was a graduate of
the Hngllsh high school of Doston
and a student of tin- University of
Gottingcn. lie was awarded an hon
orary L. L. D? degree At Vale Jn'IflO*.
in iSfii he married Amelia Slur
gear, and she dud the following year.
His second wife was Fr incls Louise
Tracy. Ho was married to her In
i^r,.",. To t'iis union was born one
son and three daughters. Eleven
grandchildren survive Mr. M'orgati
John Piorponl Morgan, .|r., will
(Continued on Page Five.)

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