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Man Answering Description
In Florida
Former Orphanage Head, Convicted
IUelnous Crimey Thought to have
been 'Lecated in Small Flortda Town
by Columbia Man. Attempts'Suicide.
Tampa, Fla., April 4.-T. A. Earle,
believed to be T. U. Vaughn, convict
ed at Greenville, S. C., six years ago
on charges of criminal assault on
four girls under 14 years of age, was
arrested this afternoon at his home at
Port Tampa -by Tampa police detec
Lives, J. A. Killtlbrew and Stansell,
and Marshal Sudduth of 'P6rt Tampa.
The man's wife was also arrested and
is held at the -police station for inves
tigation. Earle denies that he is the
Vaughn .wanted in South Carolina,
but several attempts to commit suicide
led to his being placed in a padded
cell at the county jail for safe keel)
ing. It 'is said that the crimes for
which Vaughn was sentenced to death
were committed while he was in
charge of the Odd Fellows orphan
home In Greenville. It is claimed that
he was convicted on the first count
and seitenced to death by electrocu
tion. Later he is said to 'have been
regarded as insane and was trans
ferred to the State Hospital for the
Insane in Columbia, from which he es
caled about tiwo years algo. He Is al
leged then. to have made his way to
Port Tampa, where he has held -the
assistant principalshi p of the Port
Tampa city school and that he was
maririkd here under the alleged as
sumed naihe. The wife, it Is claimed,
was one of his nurses at the hospital
In C.olu'bia.
Detective Killibrew went to the
mian's house yesterday afternoon,
leaving Detective Stansell and Mar
shal Sudduth near the house to pre
vent the man eocaplng. Upon learn
Ing Killibrew's intention and his- mis
sion, l-arl is said to have asked per
mission to go into one of the roomsa
of the house to see a friend. This
was refused. Earl was in his shirt
sleeves and when he -was searched the
o!llcer did not find any Nyeapon.
TrIed to Cut Throat
Dectclve Killib-ow put Earl in. a
car and took him to the place where
Detective Stansell and Marshal Sud
duth were waiting.. When Marmhal
Sudduth got out of the car in which
he was -waiting to place handcufflt
upon .arl's wrists, tho-ian suddenly
ran his hands into the watch pocket
of his trousers and pulled out a knife
tw'th which -he started 'to cut his
throat. Detective Killibrew, lowov
or, grahed the man before he could
inflict serious injury upon himself.
Dr. 'W. Hi. Mudge of Port Tampa
rendered Iirst aidl. Foiled in his at
tomipt to end his life by cutting his
throat, i'larl tried 'to jump out of the
autonmoile in wvhich the oilcers were
brin-ing him to Tampa. ie was final
ly lodged in the p)olice station, where
shortly afterswards he attempilted to
1pul1 the bandages from the wound in
his throat. hater he attempted to
take his life by drowning by placing
his head in the wvater in the bhowl of
the toilet in his cell. Seemingly driv'
en to desperation, mw'hen foiled at this.
the man again tried to endl his life
by filling his hat with water and 'bury
ing his face .In it. To guard against
further attemp~ts of suicide, 1)0lice of
ficers took the man to 'the county
Jail, where ho was put in a straight
Jacket andl placed in q padded cell.
Local spolice officers state he has
been idlentifled by a man living in
Tampa, who had formneriy mdile his
home in South Carolina, andl knew
Wife Also Decsperate
The man's 'wife, who was brou;;hmt
to Tampa. and hold in the dletention
room for investigation by the local
officers, was foiled in an attempt Lt)
end her fife, also tonight. The poli1ce
say the woman about 8 o'clocki to
night suddenly grabbed a Pocket
knife out of one of her pockets and
started to slash her' throat. Sho .was
pre'vente4 from accompiishiing her act
by Detective Stansell.. Accordir.'3 'to
the officer, 'the' woman .took the- knife
from her mokot tnnl hesatedifo e -
After Short Illness Pronlingi9nt Young
Business Man1 Dies of Blood Poisoin.
D'Arcy B. Swygert, upromnncnt
young business man of the city,
passed away at the home of his fa
ther, Capt.. Brooks Swygert, Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock after an illness
of several days. Death was due to
blood'poisoning which developed from
a BIsnell Infection of the nose a few
days before. He was first taken sert
usly sick Tuesday nikht and became
critically ill Friday. On account of
the rapid progress of -the disease very
few people know'of -his condition, his
leath coming as a great'ashock to his
rnn friends.
The funeral was held' from the
louse Sunday afternoon at flye o'clock,
i large number of people following
'he remains to its last- resting -place
ind a profusion of flowers being
placed uipon his grave. The services
overe conducted fby Rev. A. J. Bowers,
pastor of the Lutheran church at
"reenwood, assisted by Rev. C. T.
3quires and Rev. P. F. Kilgo, of this
The active pall bearers were as fol
ows: Hugh Vincent, Aisle Miller, W.
1. 1yancaster, B. M. Wolff, R. V. Irby,
PV. C. Waldrob, Tom Rwitzer, John
lilkerson. The honorary pall bear
)rs 'were as follows: V. W. Copeland.
4. Terry, B. A. Sullivan,-J. G. Sulli
ran, Dr. Teague, Dr. Ferguson, Dr.
Nalker, Dr. Vincent,* ;C. M. Miller, J.
F. Adams, Jao. Switzer, Jno. F. Bolt,
P. 'L. Monroe, W. P. Thomason, W.. R'.
iawkins,.W. D. 'Byrd, A, L. Mahaffey,
lye Owens, R. A. Babb, E. 0. Ander
on, Rt. F. Fleming, Fleming Jones, P).
-I. Wilkes. R. C. Gray, T1. L. Roper,
IT. Boishop, Earl Wilson.
Mr. Swygert was 36 years of age.
le was a graduate of Clemson college
md a member of the wholesale gro
ory firm of Swygert-Nickels & Com
)any. A man of quiet and unassuin
ng- mannier, ho had a host of friends
vho deeply rog'retted his l)assing. Tie
Storvived by his father, Capt. Brooks
swygert, his step-mother. two full
>rothers, Th1o4. I. Swygert and Shell
;wygert, of Columbia, an( a half-si.
er, Miss Sarah Eliza Swygert, of Lau
,adies of the Civic League Want to
Have City Spick and Span Before
Ulpon the request of the Civic
league' Mayor Franks has designated
text week, April 11-16, as Clean-Up
Veek in Laiens and forces of the
ity will join with citizens in niaking
lie city spick anl span before Chau
auqua week Which begins the week
ollowing. Residents are re'!iested 'to
lean up both front and back yards
md place the refuse in suitable con
ainers on the streets so that the city
Mahage wagonis may call by and
mnipty them.
T1he ladlies have already begun a
aailgn of beautification l's tihe city,
>eginning on the Courit I louse lawn~
nd they expect next to tackle the
-allrioadl yard onl Ear Ma in street.
l'hey invite the asr i 'tance of anyolne
tMsiring to alid ill the work of beauti
Preaching at Orat
R1ev. .\l. (. Woodworth, of the l'res
Jyter'ian college at Clinton, will lprealch
it Old1lFields chur ichi. neatr Ora, Sun
lay morning at 11 o'clock.
Dra1 minutes,. seemingly taking tile
ime to arouse courage to carry ouit
er plans. Sheo was caught just as
31h0 started to jaib the knife into her
thr oat.
Tile woman is said to have told the
police oflicers that she was a nurse
it the State liospital for the Insano
In Columbia, S. C., when nhe fIrst met
10arl. Further, she, it is alleged, told
tho officers that she knew IEarl had
never been insane andl that he was
guilty of the charges lhe is accuisedl
>f. She left the hospital b~efore Earl
maide his escalpe, she saidl.
Earl came to Tlampla first, she is
Dlaimed to. have told the officers, and
to have then sent for hecr. Silo came
to this city arid they 'were married
here, accordling 'to her statement.
After hler attempt to take her life,
sh 'was placed in a cell' aied is being
he1(1 uittil information is r'eceivedi
from South Carolina auithof'ities to
learn if she isla mplicatedl in any way
with th~e case in that aten
OwiIngs-Fountain Inn Project More
Popular than Musgrovo Project.
The vote on the two bond- issues for
roads remained in doubt when The Ad
vertiser vtnt to pross last night.
With fifteen boxes heard from the
Musgrove road project out of Clinton
seemed to have proven more unpopular
than the Owings--Fountain Inn route,
neither issue having enough support
ora reported last night to give a clear
indication as to what the outcome
would be.
Following is a tasbulation of vo~s
heard from last night:
Musgrove Project
Yes No
Watts Mills ............27 9
Shiloh -..--.......... 0 33
Laurens . .. ....55 123
Ora ...- .......... 1 28
Plca'4ant Mound ........ .. 0 25
Langston .--.--.-...... 9 18
Gray Court ......... ..102 15
Clinton Mill .-.........14 0
Clinton .--.-..........177 22
Ekom -- 0 58
Mountville ........... 3 17
Hopewell .-........... 0 9
Mt. Pleasant ............ 0 15
Lydia Mill ---..........13 1
Ronno --.----.-........ 1 31
Total ...-............402 404
Owings Project
Yea No
Watts Mills ............29 7
Shiloh.. - ............ 0 33
Laurens ............ ..132 49
Ora --.--....... .....5 14
Pleasant Mound.......... 6 19
Lan'gston ..1.............10 17
Gray Court.. ..........103 10
Clintoig Mill ..........14 0
Clinton .............175 24
Ekom .-.-.-..........0 58
Mountvillo.............. 4 15
Hopewell.............. 4
M6. Pleasant . . ... 0 15
Total -..............482 276
Number of Farners Fronm This Coun..
ty to Attend Marketing Meetings at
Greenwood and Spartanburg.
Mr. J. E. Trevathan county farm
uiemonstrator, is giving considerablo
time -this week to the marketing meet
Ings to be held at Greenwood Friday
of this week and at Spartanburg on
Wednesday of next week. .Delegations
Df leading farmers from this and ad
loining countIes are expected to attend
when plans for marketing this year's
cotton crop are to be discussed. Mr.
Trevathan states that a number of
farmers of this county have already
signifled their intention of attending
the meetinsgs, but that he wishes a
still larger delegation.
Winthrop Ahumnaw Ass4oelaition
On April 1st at 1 o'clock several of
the Winthrop Alumnae, of Lauirens
county, met at the court house and
arganiz.ed a ~Winthroap Alumnae Asso
elation for Laurens county. The foi
lowing omilers were elected:
President, Miss Kate WVofford.
Vice 'President, Miss Mary Belle
Secretary and TIrensu;rc:, Mrs. Un'lnh
T. Wilson.
T1his association will meet Ott the
secondl Friday or each month. The
next meeting will be held on May 13th
at the home of Miss Matte P'hilpot.
Every Winthrop dattghter in the cotun
ty Is invitedl and requested to attend
this meeting.
Miss Mary Belie flabb, Sec.
Purstdant to a resolution at the
meeting of City Cotuncii Monday night,
customers, of the city light and water
department wvili .be requfred to meet
their b)ill8 iuromptly hereafter on or
before the 20th of the montht. Suuet.
Phiipot w-as instruteed to cut off ser'
vice from all customers who railed to
make payment of 'their monthly bills
b~y that time.
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Chumrcha.
Preaching service at Todd Memorial
next Sutnday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
The Rev. M. (I. Woodworth, of the
Presbyterian College, Clinton, wlill oc
cupy the pulpit.
Meeting of D.* A. Ri.
The l lenty laurens Chapter, )autgh
ter's of t-he American Revoluttion, will
meet wvitht Mrs. P. A. Simpson Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Much of Time Monday Night, Given to
Consideration of 8treots and Sowers.
The time of the City Council, at its
regular meeting Monday night, was
taken up largely with the considera
tion of streets. Messrs. Adoliphus Rid
die and Lewis Anderson appeared be
fore the Council in regard to placing a
sidewalk in front of their properties
on East Main street where the city has
graded and top-soiled to connect with
the county road to Clinton. They con
tend that the Council, during the ad
ministration of Mayor Richey, had
agreed to place a sidewalk along this
street in addition to other considera
tions which have already been fril
fllled. There is a deep cut at this
point and -the question which the
Council had to solve was whether to
put the sidewalk on top of the em
bankient directly in front of the
houses along the street or whether to
put it at the bottom of the cut along
sidf the road. The petitioners asked
that it be tplaced in the cut alongside
the road and this; on motion of Alder
man Dial, was granted.
Geo. \1. Wright, president of Watts
Mills, appeared before the Council and
said that the mill was ready to ac
cept the propositlon of the Council
made at a previous meeting to advance
funds up to $5,000 to repair North
liarper street from the top of (he cem
eterj hill to the city limits near the
Watts Mills graded school. Mr. Wright
quoted estimates of costs of a rock
surface road on the hill itself and a
top-soil rond from the river to the
city limits amounting to approximate
ly $5,000. He agreed to advance as
much as $5,000 'to hear interest at 6
per cent and to be payable in two
annual payments of $2,500 each. The
proposition was tentatively agreed
upon and the money is to be made
aviijlgiao as soon as propar -papers in
the matter can be drawn up. 'Work
on the project Is to .he begun as soon
as these (papers are duly signed.
Mr. Wright, speaking as president
of the lois-Terre country club, peti
tioned the Council to grant a special
rate of 3 oents per K. W. hour for
electric cu rrent to the club. lie stated
that the club would 'huild its own line
to connect with the city line at the
East end of Main street and not put
the city to mdditional expense for ex
tention. ie based his request for
the special rate on the 'grounds that
the club was a semi-public instittution
for the pleasure and recreation of cit
izens of Laurens and Clinton who
might care to Join and that the Reedy
River Power Company had offered to
make a similar rate., The petition
was granted.
A motion was also passed to make
rclairs on North Church street ap
proaching the river bridge and also
for the installation of sewerage on
Mill street.
Plans for making a loan to refund
1resent flioating ind(t-hbtedniess and to
provideo for rutnning exieses until
taxes are collectedl again .were dii;
cussedi but no dlefinite actioh was tak
en. General conversation of the coun
cil men indlicated t hat a loan of $.10,
000 or- $50,000 was necessary7 to oper
ate 'until next year.
On motion of AIleran Smith, Al
dlerman Dial was rollieved of tihe putr- I
chase of the City IFarmIl which lhad been
arranged at a previous meetineg. Al
dermlilan Dial, in muk ing a p resen tatilon
of tile case saidi that. ho had never I
considieredi tihe mantter seriously alndi
did( not think that the city really In- I
tended -to soil the farmi to him, as the I
matiter had been considered in a jok
lnig 'way. Besides this, he said, he
considered it illegal for aln ailermnan
to piurchase city property.
New ltural Policemnan
At. a meeting of -the county dlelega
tion to the General Assenflbiy, heldl in
tile city Monday, Gleo. LA. Ridlgeway, of
P'rinlceton, was recommnended to the
governor for ajppointmnent. as r-iral po
licemaen to il one of the two ne0w
Places pirovide~d b~y tile deliegation durii
lug tile last sessionl of tile General
Assembly. .ir. Rtidgeway, who is
umpeiintenden t of tile Sutnday Schlool
in the commioity w here he lives, had(
hligh recommlhiendat ions from his neigh
hors, so it is un Iderstood, cnd his
r'ecommliendation is salid to meet wvith
tihe hearty apprtoval of Glovernsor
Cooper. There are nowv seen rural
pl)Oicemenl, colunting the chief, Colum
hus Owens.
Civlc League Offers Prizes for Pr.tti
(st Lawns and Ilest Flower Gairden
As an incentive for every one to as
sist in beautifying the city the Civl(
League, recently -revived and oMcere(
has offered prizes of $10 and $5.00 re
spectfully for the most attractive law
In the city and for the child who ha
the most beautiful flower garden. Th
League invites every home owner o
renter, as the case may be, who has I
lawn of any Biae, whether large o
small, to enter the contest and urge;
the children to "get busy" at one
with hoes and flower seeds.
The heague has set the example fo
the individuals of the city by con
mencing to bdautify the Court lousi
lawn and the Graded School grounds
Beds of, Cannas are being planted a
both places.
The Civic League was revived sey
oral weeks ago at a meeting callet
for that purpose by Mayor Franks
The inecting was held in the Re;
Room of the Court h ouse and wa
largely attended -by ladies of the city
Mrs. Robert Roper was elected presi
dent, Mrs. W. L. Gray, vice President
Mrs. B. L. Jones, secretary, and Mirs
J. S. Bennett, treasurer. Anothei
meeting was held last Thursday, wher
coimiiittees were appointed for vart.
us activities and prizes already re
ferred to were offered.
Local People Forced to Use Long DIs.
tance to 'alk to Clinton.
Free service over, the telephone tc
DIlinton was discontinued Thursday
nilht, March 31st, according to an an
iouiceen.leL from the local telciphont
)Mce and the experience of those try
ing to Iget connection With Cinton dur
Ing the past few days. Patrons of th(
Lelephone, wishing to talk to Clintor
hereafter will be re(otired 'to use th
long distance lines at the iprevailing
boil rates.
.\Mr. W. I. Rlichey, president of the
ocal telephone coipany, 'when asked
,bont the change yesterday, said that
he change is imlade by the Southern
3ell Telephone Company, which has
ICi'ertofore provided the line between
he two (ities. Similar changes wvenit
nto effect in other cities where free
ervice has been given, he said, and
vere made when the Southern lell
van granted higher rates by the state
lailroad 'Commission. Hereafter, he
;ald, free service woild be given on
y where cities are less than three
idles apart.
lealt h Nurse leport.
Miss Annie K. ilag(luist, the nurse
)inployed by the Red Cross for work
n Laurens County, has made inspew
ilons in the following schools: Brew
rton, Hickory Tavern and Dials,
ince coming to this work several
veeks ago she has visited thirteen
chools and has maide as many talk
o clilid ren of these socho ol s. She has
nspecte (1 I S school ild ren and ro
Oils the following' regarding these
Number of. children withI defect ive
yes, 1G.
Numb er of clildr ieni wih d ; Iefectivye
oses andi( throiat s, 84I.
Nimmiber of children with defect ivc
eeth, 50.
Noumb er of cliid ren underweIght, ;2.
In all there were 123 defective chil
Iren in thu-se schools that were in.
pected. Many of these children, th(
ouin ty nuriso r-eporits, are in nathi
>adi physical condlit ion bu11t that thli
najority of defects found were minot
I efeers tha t (could( easily he removed
(J. C.-0. LY CE U3
iile' Coiueert. (ompany at (Gra)
'ouirt-0wings- School Buihldling Snit
iuday Night.
The Hipptle Concert Company is t<
)O the attract ion of the Gray Couti-1
)winags lycoeum course at the schoo(1
muildinog Saturi day igh t. The com
lany conisists of four members aiti
s said to have an entertainment o1
tigh orderi.
Thle Greenville WVoman's ('ollegt
lee clu ohah to a ppeari at thle Oliern
louse Friday evening of this week
ts ainnoumnced last 'week. The clubi has
very eat ertaining program, accord
ng to reports andu promiises to giv(
m evening of enjoyment. Admission
>rie to the entertainment has beer
'edutced to 50 cents.
French Envoy Advised of
U. S. Plans
M. Viviani, French Envoy, Practically
Told that ifs Mission to This Coun
try Is fin Vain. Harding Plans Peace
by Resolution.
Washington, April 4.--The Harding
administration intends to terminate
the war between the United States
and Germany by congressional resolu
tion, M. Viviani, the French envoy ex
traordinary to this country, Is under
stood to have been informed tonight
at a dinner' at the home of Senator
McCormick, of Illinois.
The former premier was also In
formed, It was said, by senators pres
ent, that the progrtim of the adminis
tration does not contemplate entrance
of the United States into the league of
Those at the dinner said that .
Viviani had been told friankly that it
was useless to discuss the possibility
of American nenborshijp in the league
of nadons. Most of the republican
members of the senato foreign -rela
tions committee and Col. George Hai'
vey of Now York, prospective ambas
sador at the court of St. James, were
among those present.
The French envoy, who was accom
panied by Ambassador Jusserand,
was said to have been informed that
sentiment of republican leaders was
virt.ially unanimous for adoption of
the Kn6x separate peace resolution,
subject only 'to possible amendment
from its original form, early in the
special session of congress. M. Vivi
ant was described as appearing "recon
iled" to the situation.
At te same time the senators made
it clear that the I'nite'll States would
take ino action which could in any way
be conisidered as "hel pfil" to Ger
trany, especially in the matter of
reparations and fulfilling other obli
gations involved in the peace settle
In iscussing the proposed separate
peace resolution the senators, it is
understood asserted their intention to
intro(uce it immediately upon the con
vening of congress and urge proilpt
adolition. However they added, that
if President Harding should request
delay in the matter of a vote, this ul
dloubtedly would he arranged.
No llurry at Holl Call
Washington, April -t.--Although the
resolution declaring a seiarate peace
wxith (lermany is to he reintroduced
at the coming special session of con
e-ressr, the present plans of Republi
-an headers as they shape up after a
long succession 0o ~flC neences Include
no) provisions for hurry inrg thle mnas
nrc to a roll cailI,
In) sonie (iuarters close to thre ad
miinist ration in, was beilievedl tonight
thiat the peace declar'ation, passed by
the preceding Republ Ican congress
ando v'ietod by Prnesident. Wilson, might,
'est on thIie calen da r of deferred 1busi
ness for a period of' ni nely dlays whiil e
President Iliarding Itries ordf his pre
l imri nary ideas for cstabh lihm entI of an
assoclathm111 of nat ions.
I low far 'the president himself may
hav e (con11cred inl such1 a iprogram
wa s niot reveal cd, hut, sonic oif those
w~ho have his confidence pointed ouit
that with the resolution anging fir'e
in conigrness, the ad ministration might
hie ini a piosition to exert. an enlarged
i ifuenice ini obtaining acceptance of
its peace planis by other nations. Tlech
nically this government still would b)e
at war' with Germany, exercising the
fulli privileges of a belligerent in the
arrangemnent of a fial peace settle
mienit, and still actually associated
with the allies.
In such cir'cumnstarnces it was sug
gested, the piosIbility of a separ'ato
peace might 1)0 i'sed diplomatically
along twith the foreign loan situitlon
as lever'age to bring abourt acceptaneo
of' .Mr. I Tar'ding's plan for his ~ieace
It is known that the sublject of a
peace declaration has occupied the ac
tIve interest of administration offl
elats r'ecent ly, and that several ailter'
ntate plans~ have bee~n uriged upon01 the
(Continued on Pneno Four.)

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