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English Publisher Speaks
of Disarmament
Irish Situation Is Quite Hopeful, He
Says, but Does not Expect linme
diate Settlement of All Difflculties.
British Navy and Army Already Be
ing Reduced.
New York, July 23.-I-ere Satur
day on the first log of his world tour,
Lord tNorthcilffe, British peer and pub
lisher, gave to the Nvnternational News
Service his views on Ireland disarma.
ment, aviation and the conduct of a
reporter in interviewing a great man.
"The Irish situation is (juite hope
ful," said the famous publisher.
"My Idea and those of my paper, the
Times, have been adopted almost as
a whole in the present attempt at set
'"1n fact," he added, as he stood on
the deck of the Aquitania, spick-and
span In a Palm -Beach auit, surround
ed 'by 60 reporters, "they are my plans
In a nutshell."
"Of course, you will realize." Vis
count 1Northcliffe continued, "that
the enmity built up through seven
centuries can not be eradicated In
seven days.
"I believe that in the final settle
ment, the Northern Parliament will
remain, Intact and 11ininune.
"The decision to confer -with D
Valera was reached last .Noveniber.
At that .time, we questioned whether
'he or Lloyd George had the power
to make a peace which woifld be ef
"What about your' differences with
Lloyd George?" Lord Northelirfe was
"I have nothing to say, I said some
thing on -that three days ago. You
should not question me on that," re
plied Nortlicliffe.
Not only is Britain enthusiastic ov
er the proposed disarmainent confer
ence, but she has tlkei the lead in
this respect, Northcliffe said.
"England is alrady disarming. Our
battleships are rusting and rotting :t
.Southhampton. We have cut the per
sonnel of our navy to 10,000 less than
our 1911 peace-time numbers and are
etill cutting.
"The British standing army, Includ
ing colonels, is Wut 350,000 strong. It
will be less."
Civil aviation has always been on1e
of Viscount Northcliffe's chief inter'
ests, and lie introduced it into the
interview, saying he has advocated it
in his pu blication; and that he be
lieves he has the British government
interested to such an extent that with
in a short time several dirigibles which
were to be scrapped will.be salvaged
and sput. into service.
W'ants Delinite Schedule' ini Street
.peared before 'City C'ouncli .Monday
night irabehalf of the Rleedy' River
Power Com,:any and conmpl a ied ver'
hally that Supt. hilp)ot, of the city
water andl light department, wvas vio
lating the rules of the contract be
tween the power' company andl the
city by turning on thme lights too late
at nkght and tu rning them off too
soon in tl~e snorning. |lle submnitted a
.schedule of lighting which lie said was
'Used in other cities andI contended~
that this scheduleshoumld be used( by
the City or 'Laurens. Upon a discus
sion of the terms of the contract,
which says tliat the lights shall 1b0
turned off and on at the "usual
hour's," the couneil ldecidied to retfer'
-the matter' to the" city attorney for' a
IMr. IHarney ap~peared before the
council again last night and contend
ed that the council had agr'eed to set
tle the matter b~y last night's meetinig.
Disagreeing with him upon a construc
tion o0 he resolution passed the'night
Abefore, the council did not give an an
aiwer,' but the committee aippointod
for the purpose was istr-ucted to
Ifeiot Thursday afternoon. , In leaving
e meetIng, 'Mr. IHarney said that he
ould serve notice that the power
4omnpany exp)oeted the city to followv
thd Ile o gu ubit.r
Ofilers Powers and Page are Suspend
ed by City Council Following Dif
fleulty in Mill Village Friday Night.
Officers J. L. Powers -and J. R. Page,
of the olty p6lice force, were suapena
ed for a Period of -thirty days by city
council last night following a difficul
ty in the Laurens mill village last Fri
(lay night when M. G. Clevinger, it
former employee of the mill, claims
he was unlawfully attacked by the
two policcmen. Clevinger has also
taken out warrants charging the two
policemen with assault and battery
with intent to kill and it is under
st-od the case may come up in the
higher court.
The case was aired at a public meet
ing of city council, such a large crowd
attending .that -the meeting was ad
journed froin the council chamber to
the court house. The entire council
awas present with the exception of Al
derman Albert Dial, who was out of
the city.
According to evidence brought out
at the hearing and testified to by both
(sides, Policeman Powers had warned
Clevinger to stay away from a certain
house in the mill village, Policeman
Powers testifyinig that the warning
was given upon complaint of neigh
bors and relatives of the woman living
in the house, relatives objecting to
the attentions of Clevinger.
Clevinger, l)iaced ucon the stann,
testifled that on the night of the dif
ficulty he was sitting on the piazza
of another hotse talking to a friend
when 'the two policemncti Came up aiid
called him out. They asked him if he
had been to the house where he had
Lein iwarned not to -go aIId upon his
statement that he had, words passed
between them and Policeman Powers
said "I have a good nind to maul
hell out of you.'" The eitire party
then weit toward the miIlI store anld
ther O)ttnk P'owers a'i),peareil. I'olic
In-i ilowers again rem i ided himl there
of tie warning not to go to this house
:in. Cl(vintIger rvplid, accoridinigi
to his teAtimnciiy, that h,3 had see.
a Livyer and would not tol) golig
tlhere. Policemilian IPower; threupi on
trick at. hin, knoclinr.- a elgarette
out of bl1:3 iolitlh. P1ol iceman Pae
tien .:'oke 111 and 5, "\hile you
are at it give hiim a good oei." Io
Started off and they followed. 1le got
faster andot as ho ran he th1oulliglit Plo
Ileemian P 'age lilt him1 with a pistol
:ad lnocled him1 iInto a : i:mll ditch.
I)lIIIk lowers, ald P'ol eenia 'a' fell
('n top of iI. After a1 -triluI ?igle they
all ot 11 nd the io0ilreimen told him
to .'et off the :mill hl'!. Inl answer to
a <uiestion froiii on of the aldermiien,
1h3 said th:at lie was not sur that Mr.
Page hit him with a listol, but- he
thlought111 so. The' policomt ni he ih,
-iled n1o liarges against him.
Prank Wa!li'ep, enled as a witndess
by Vlevinger, said that lie saw the
party inl froat of the 111111 store anid
the first words lIe beard was when
Clevinger said "It's a damn lie." The
rest of his testimony was0 piractically
the saime as Clevinger's ex(cept that
lie said ilthat It apipea red to him i that
Cl1eviniger, -Pa.e and 1)1nk Pow '~~ ers all
fell ini the ditch at the samte thue and
thlat he dlidi not seey any ;dstol at any
(Policeman PowXde:s, ('nlled( to tho
stand, saidl that ih . :s c1alledl that
iight about i i o'clo a by P'ol leiman
P'age aind whenu tiley) found Clevinger
lie called himii out and~ alskedl about
threats which Clevinger was said1 to
have made and asked him11 "'*hat dliid
1 toll you abouit going ujp there?"
Clevinger replied that lie had seen a
lawvyer and( it was inoine of his dlaimn
business. Pol icemaii Pow ers sald lie
then made a pass at him anid k nock ed
a eigairette out of is mfouith. They03
went on towarid thle (com1paniy stoire
where more wvords followed. P'olice
iman P age said "'While you ar'e at it
give himi a good one.'' C levinger' then
star'tedt away and iwas followed by
Page anid l'unk .P'owers, he followini;
oin hbind. it lookcd to .hiim as if
Clevingeir fell linto ai little ditch1 and
Page -and Dnmnk Powei's fell on tolU Hie
came up and told tlihom to 'get oft, but1
Dunk Powers sald hc wvould not until
they had gotten C leviniger's handic out
of his pocket. 'Clevingor got up with
*Polleemain Powver's stick in is hand.
-Policeman 'age griabbed thec stick and (
hit Clevinger a light lick con thle log.
P~ol lceman I Powers Ithen threaictened to
brling Clevinger to the 1)01lice statloon,
bu t Clevinoge r begged off, saying thatn
1he was~ cout of .mioney~ and out' cit a
job). F~or ili'('e ran, said Polieman
Doi. James E. Dedman, Commander of
U. S. Puble IHealth Service No. 26,
Will Probably Attend.
A health clinic, under the auspices
f the iState 'Board of Health and the
outh Carolina Tubercular Associa
tion associated with the County De
partment of Education and local Ited
cross Chapter, Is to -be held in the I
Dourt House 'Friday 'of this week.
The health clinic is being held for
the purpose of giving a free chest ex
imination to those esiring such an
.xamination. Miss hlagquist, who has
chage of this clinik, reports that .he
has found many persons who are com
ing to the court hous-e Friday for this
conference. She stated that she had
round many cases which were not so
rious yet needed attention -before the
existing condition developed into a
serious trouble. Such an examination
that will 'be given .by the invited
speialists w-ill determine the status
of the existing aliment.
Colonel 'ames E. -Dedman;, Comn
mander of the United States Public
Health Service No. 26, will probably
attend. In the case that lie will be
unable to attend, Maj. Thomas -H. A.
Stites, Chief of the Medical Staff, of
the United 'States iPublic Health Ser
vice, will be here to conduct the ex
amination. Assisting him will be
Maj. George L. Johnson and Captain
M. M. Haley. In addition to the above
specilists the county physicians twill
assist in the examination.
ailts Mills Htand to Give Concert on
Graded Sehool Grounds.
The Wtts Mlills Concert band will
give an open air concert on the grad
d school grounds Friday evening be
ginning at 7:30 o'clock. Bandmaster
W. S. Nickerson has -arranged an at
tractive pr(.4rami for -the evening and
the pullic may well look forward to a
lelihitful musical evening. No charge
w Il be iiacde for admission nor no
rolleetlan takenl. The pulcis Cor
lia.ly inv'ited to attend.
The following program 1 has been
olinou nced by Band master .Nickerson:
Part One
l.,reh i I o.-tr I, Klein
itlection -- Southern AIC1lodies
~vely-- -Laus Trombone, FlIihnour
ichoutiCie- Cloverijok qi 1a13
Avertiure --l rinrose Southwell
Part, 'I'o
larch--H--euit Master J1well
Dvetre Deteim ination IIys
Wall-D. ear Old Pal iice
31le x icanu DIa),nce-- Santa loSa, Keifer
alich- .\lanhatt .cn Itleach So usa
31r. Willim1 (lder's Lawn ins 'i rxt
Prize in Ciyie Leagiue Contest.
.r. Williamilt Gelder has been award
ed the prize of $10 offered by the Civic
League for the most 'attractive law in
lie city tihe a nnounicemient be'ing
made~i after a commtiittece of out-of-town
judlge's hiad inispfected the law ns of con..
esltants lant week. .\lr. G3elder's
lawn on Wecst .\Iain street was highly
p'raised for its aritistic ilan and .well
k~elt applearance. 'The second iprize of
$5.00, offered for the lawn shuowinag lhe
mtost imiprloved appeaICCranice sinlce thle
contest sta14rted inl thle spiring of thle
year, w~as awarded to .\Ir. .Jas. Ii. Sulli
vani who occirpies thle formier Tlrayn
ham residlence Onl West Maini street.
TIhe prizes were oftered by the Civic
League as a part of its pirogramo to
make the city a miore beautiful andl
more attractive place ini which to live.
The comm ittee rehutest.s chiild retn who
have flower gardens to enter in the
flower 'garden contest to notify Mrs.
.Jas. ii. Sullivan so that the judcges
may lie able 'to aiwardi the ptrizes in
that contest.
by Aldermtatn Simpsoni on what chlarge
lie w~ou1 li hve arrested himt, lie said
for dIsorderly conduct and also that
lie could have arrest ed him for ties
Anmvering other questions, Police
matn Powers said that he had received
Cnuch comlaint on account of (lev
luger's misconuduct, but t hat lie had
sought to avoid arrests out of r'espect
for the feelings; of' very r'espetable
?'eople in flhe ml1 village and that lie
htaiduucee in I keeintg utndesirabtle~
prepl)1( awayi: frte village In miatny
ini.:t ..{e . ile :':i'! that. Clevineret
al t. '.:, I ': at th' tu ll for
eath Soon Follows Stroke of Paraly
sis. Funeral Held Tuesday.
iNewberry, July 26.-<George a.
dower died at his home, 1001 John
tone street, this city, this morning,
tt 9:35 o'clock, followinig a stroke
>f paralysis some time during Sat
irday night. When his daughter-In
aw, Mrs. Frank Mower, went to his
'oon to wake him for breakfast Sun
lay morning at 9:35 o'clock she found
ilim unconscious. Dr. P. G. 10llesor,
who was called immediately, thinks
to was stricken with paralysis in the
arlier hours of the night. Mr. Mower
iad been in feeble health for a year or
nore, but .kept to his office and busi
tess most of the time, with occasional
;hort vacations. Recently he has ap
)Cared to be in better health. He 'was
)n the street Saturday, and remarked
lo a friend that lie was feeling better
than for some time.
The funeral will be held at 1:30
)'clock tomorrow afternoon at the
home and the Interment will be In
Rosemont cemetery.
Mr. lower was born in Greene
.ounty, Maine, April 20, 18-13. He came
to Newberry county with his parents,
Mr. and 'Mrs. Duane Mlower, in 1954,
settling in Prosperity, iwhere Mr.
Mower conducted a prosperous mer
aantile busineks, moving later to New
berry where the business was con
tinuedi with much success. On the
(leath of Mr. lower, his widow, Mrs.
Cynthia Mower, continued the busi
ness, and was one of the most suc
aessful merchants in this state-a wo
mian of unsually fine business judg
nent( and entenprise. She twas a wo
nan of large sympathies also, and did
i great deal for the reliegious welfare
)f this community, devoting time and
noney freely and lavishly to train
Ilg the young people in prileiples of
lemperanee and sobriety, her "Band of
Ilope" being one of the best known
ind best beloved features of Newberry
Lill her siddeni deati at UIttle Moun
Lain som1e years ago where she had
unie with the young people on a pic
iIle. lier temperance work was con
Linued by her son, George S. Mower,
who was also a person of Ilarge syni
pathies and of a liberality that is ap
)reeiated by the entire community bit
La fully know ii to very fov, for his
deeds Orf k indne(ss were done very
riuietly, and (n the principle of let
lg not the I(fit han id know wlat the
i ht hand doeth. Jle was a good
iiman. cliariable, pure ill heart and
life anId (ev'otd(l to hiis cliurelh and
Mr. Mlower' chose the law as his
wofession, alnd followed it diligent
ly, enijoying a good practice. lie was
[lrst a partner w ith his father-i n-law,
.he late Lnaibert .1. Jones, aid since
:he latter's death swith Frank L. BJ',
1timl. lie was engaged inl mziany im
llortalt cases; among others, he w
Issistan t eoin sel for tile state in tile
oosaw phosphate litigation in 18 91
1ind in the election or registration cas
's in 1S95. -IeI servedi as a member of
he constitutional convention in 1895;
ser'ved in thei( house of representatives
I 888-89; 1911 -1 i; speaker spro tem;l
1 91 9-20, and the first session of I192 I
~2, and served in thle senate th reo
terms, 180'.-190-(1. In all these posi..
Lions he was faithful to the trust tihe
hpeople placed in him.
M1r. Mower' graduated at 'Bowdioini
:ol lege, .\aine, in 1873 it theA..
legree, receivinig the degree of A. .
from the same instltutioni in 1876, and1(
In 191 5 iecoleie thle hionora ry de(gree
Laf 'Ijl,. D) from Erskine college, of
which institution lhe was a trustee for'
miany yearis, up to the day of his death.
Mir. .\lower' was married Juone 1 3,
157t6, to .\l iss Falinie I). .lones of Now..
berry, who lpassed away M\arch 10,
1910. le is suri'v'ed by four' cliii
dIren, Mr's. Foster N. M\artin, Dri. Frank
D). Moweri, Mollardicy Mower and Mr's.
I ten ry TI. Cannon-all of Newber'ry.
Mr'. Mowver wazs at the time of hIs
dea'thI t.ie oldest miembler ini Point of
servoe oni thle board of t rustees of
Newberry college, w"as vice pr'esident
of the board and chairman of the
standing commit tee of the board.
lIe wvas one of the most lprominent
Masons in South Carolina, beIng past
grand marster of the stale, and hav'
lng taken the 32nd degree in Masonry
-tn both the Scottish and York rites,
and was also a member of the Mystic
1Ice 'was a loyal and devoted moem
ber1 (of theL( Associate Rleformiedl Pres
1':,l'am 'hur'ch fi im his young man..
South Carolinians Pay Over
Five Millions
Internal Revenue Collector Reports
$1,269,000,000 as Collected in Per.,
sonal Incones for Year 1919, an In.
crease of $141,900,000 over the Pre.
vlon Year.
Washington, July 24.-The govern
ment obtained a total of $1,269,020,000
in revenue fron personal income taxes
in 1919-an Increase of $141,900,000
compared with 1918-according to a
,preliminary report of income -tax re
turns made public tonight by Internal
Revenue Commissioner Blair.
The commissioner's raport showed
there were 5,332,760 personal returns
filed In 'the calendar year 1919 rep
resenting a growth of 907,640, from
1918, while the total amount of income
reported for 1919 ws $19,859,000,000,
an increase of $3,934,000,000 over the
previous year.
The average net income per return
for 1919 was $3,724.50, the average
amount of tax $238,08, and the aver
age tax rate 6.39 per cent,
There -were filed 65 returns of net
income-of $1,000,000 and over; 189 of
$500,000 - to $1,000,000; 425 of from
$300,000 to $500,000; 1,864 of $150,000
to $300,000; 2,983 of $100,000 to $150,
000; 13,320 of $50,000 to $100,000;
37,477 of $25,000 to $50,000; 162,485
of $10,000 to $25,000; 438,851 of $5,000
to $10,000; 1,185,.188 of $3,000 'to $5,
000; 1,569,7.11 of $2,000 to $3,000; and
1,921,872 of $1,000 to $2,000.
Wives making separate returns
from husbands numhered 58, 34; sin
gle men, heads of families, 362,797;
single women, heads of families, 88,
595; single men, all other, 1,602,277;
single women, all other 361,960.
.New York filed the greatest num
her of returns 682,085, or 12.81 per
cent of the total. The amount of net
income reported by New York was
$3,136,31:3,179 or 7.31 per cent of the
total, and the tax plaid was $399,792,351
or 3:.-!i9 per cent of the total.
The next largest ninhe' of returns
filed by states was from Pennsylvania,
539,172. Tie net income reported was
$1,838,002,39., and the amount of tax
on individual income was $128,895,161
or 10.10 per cent of' tlie total.
Thlie per capita net income for New
York accordi ng to the population of
the cnsus, for 1920, was $330.89.
h'le District of Colminbia .was see
on(1 in the per ceitage of population
accorlding to the 1920 census, filing
reiturns, 13.10 per cent. 'Tihe district
reporte( also the highbest per capita
lnt income pi returi of $2,54.1.56.
Nevada reporting an average net. In
(come of $2,389.83, nd the terr'itory of
Alaska: reoriting an aver'age net in
come per return of $2,000.83, the
lowest. Alaska, however, showed the
largest per'centaige of pop)ulation miak
lug retur ns.
Washington, .July 2 i--I). H1. Blair',
comnmissioneri of initei'nal r'evenue, r'e
p)orts today a collection In 1920 of
19-19 income taxes amounting ,to $1,
269,6,30,l04. Of that amount South
Carolinians lpaidl $5.1 92,020.40. Thirty
seveni thousand two hundred andl nine
ty-six South Carolinians or 21 1)er
cent of the population of South Caro
l ina with incomes amounting to $1412,
688,832 paid tho taxes.
Based on these fiures the per
capita income In South Carolina was
$8,175. Th'le aveirage net income per
ieturin was $:1,825.85. The aveiage
tax per returin was $139.21.
In 1916 only 1,204 South Carolinians
maido inome returns. T1he numher,
howevei', the following yeai' jump~ed
to more than 22,000. Now it Is nearly
.10,000. In 1916 South CarolinIans paid
Income taxes amountIng to $77,000.
The atmount no' is in excess of $5,
Off to Mounitaiins
About ton automobiles filled wilth
young people and chaperones from
the Trinity Ridge sect ion leave this
morning foi' the vicinity of ilender
sonville, N. 'C., where they wvIll camp
out during the remainder of this
wveek. They will send tents andl cook
lng etiuipment in adlvance andl ex
ueet. to enjoy the mountaIn ali' to the
School Trustees Study Law as to At.
tendance at Meeting Held Wedues
In response to a call issued by
County Superintendent of Education
R. T. :Vilsoil, for a 'mass meeting of
the school trustees of the county, fif
ty-seven of 'the sixty-one districts were
represented at the meeting whicfh was
held in the court house and presided I
over by Mr. 'Wilson. The purpose of'
the meeting was explained in detail
-by the chairiman, following a state
ment by that officer to the effect that
the county of fLaurens had received
-the sun of $58,817.45 for the schools
during the year. The largest item
came through the equalization act in
wihich twenty-five schools participat
ed to the amount of $17,453, while
eighteen schools received funds
amounting to $4,865 under similar
rules on account of deficits of the pre
vious year. Thirty-seven graded
schools received $9,900; four -high
school $7,255, seven school buildings,
15,300, while the balance of the ap
plrcopriations came ulider the term ex
tension fund and other acts. The an
nouncement was received with evi
dent satisfaction, and the assembled
school officers voted unanimously
their expression of approval afid re
(uested the Laurens delegation to the
general assembly to vote for appro
priations that will keep the enact
mlents in operation next year.
The discussion of the school attend
ance law developed the fact that prac
tCcally a new act was passed at the
last session of the logislature. This
feature of the meeting was of special
'Importance, giving the -trustees a clear
idea of the law. The new act re
qlires the board of trustees of each
district to determine attendance of
four consecutive -months shall begin,
and to post notices or give notices
through local papers at least thirty
days before the period begins. Chair
men of the board in each district
must make a census of all children
betIaeen the ages of seven anli four
teen years inclusive, on the last Fri
day in July, 'this to be a basis of oper
ationl for the enaling school year.
Membners of All Denoiniationis Hieard
Rev. Jiones iat aptist Church Thurs.
day Night.
Six hundred people of all denomnina
tiols attendeld tle Siunday t h' lool
"vanlgel isIn conference held at tle
First Haptist cliu reh of this city 'i'lTlurs
(lay evening, at wilich IRev. Bob Jones,
tile noted Methodist evanlgelist who is
touini'lg South Carolina under the
auspices of tie South Carolina.Siuday
-School As;:ociationu, was the leading
All denominations took part in the
iteeting and forty cllurches represent
Ing every section of Ljaurens county
Wvere represented. Rev. S. 11. Temple
mal, of the Iauireis Baptist chlircl,
Ipesi(led. Rev. 11. C. WUatson, of tIle
(Gray Coutrt Altethilst church, offer~ed
prayer and R1ev. C. T. Squires of tile
Laiurens P'resb~ytteriani churichi liltrto
duted the speaker.
An initirductotry statemlenit ex'plaiin
ing the plan11 and1 pur1 pose of L.he c!am
lialgn was made by LeCon C. 'Palmier,
general sutperinltendent of tile South
Carolina Sunday School Association,
after which Mr. .Joones addressed .tile
auilen~ce on "ishiers of Men". Ho
said that every 'Christian ought to be
a souil-wvinner, anid especially every
Sunday School .teacher. The Stato
.Sunday School Associationi and( 'its
leadership, lie said, should receive tile
hearty supplort and co-operation or all
who believe in evangelism, since its
sole purpose was to urge all Christians
to supIport heoart~lly tile plans of thieir
own church and denomination.
Following the meeting here, Mr.
Jones and his piarty left for ileltoni andl
Abbeville, wherie 'they held a meeting
Off For C'amipiug Tiriy
A party of young people, chaperoned
by Mrs.'J. 0. C. Fleming, Mrs. R. T.
Dunlap and Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Caine,
left by automobile Monday afternoon
for Tuxedo, $J. C., ,whore -they wvill en
joy eamping for' a week or ten days.
Among tile young people are Misses
Carrie Fleming, Virginia Sullivan,
Mary ,Sullivan, Margaret and Sarah
(iAmlap, Saralihl Hihop, Louise Sniow,
of lienry, S. C., Miessrs. Charles Flem
ibe, Cecil Rope1r, Thornwell D)unlap,
Jarl L~angstoni, Iliatinugs Dial, 'Phil
we une Owe Id DI.'k C'h!M"

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