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Hiking from Columbia to
Fort Thomas,
IEleveithUnited States Infaintry fit
Jilke from Camp Jackson to New
Post. at Fort. Thomanas, y., Expected
to Arrive Here Friday morninlg.
Tie Eleventh United States Infan
.try, with about sixteen hundred men
and two hundred head of mules and
horses, on its hike from Camp Jack
son to Fort Thomas, Ky., is expect
ed to arrive in the vicinity of Lau
tens Friday morning about 10 o'clock.
As far as could be learned, no official
notice of the. regiment's arrival had
been received by tle city authorities
or the chamber of commerce yester
'day and the location of the camp
-could not ibe learned.
The regiment camped at Newberry
'Tuesday night, spending .the day in
New'berry today. It is expected to
leave Newberry Thursday niorning t
and canp at Kinards that night. It
mYill leave Kinards early Friday morn
ing, marching in the coolest part of
the (lay, and reach here about ten
o'clock. It is expected to remain here
until Saturday morning, when it will
take l) the march to Owings, where it
-will camp that night. It will ropend
Sunday at Mauldin and reach Green
ville Monday for a rest of a (lay or
two. 'From there it will proceed to
Asheville and thence to Knoxville and
'Fort Thomas.
The march of the Eleventh infan
try is one of the longest on record in
tite history of the American army and
t according to the present schedule the
regiment will not reach Fort Thomas,
which :is across the river front Cini
.cinnatl, Ohio, until the twentleth of
-October, making a total marching
time of about seven nweeks from Jack
son to Thomas.
Commanded by 'Colonel Frank Hal
stead tile Ef.leventh is one of the' old
egp ,reginents in' the armty. Colonel
(j.Ialstead is very well known in South
Carolina. He was in command of tle I
Three Glundred Twnty-tlrst Infantry.
regintent, station and trained at
Oamp Jackson and at Camp Sevier,
prior to being sent overseas -with the t
Eighty-first "Wildcat" division in
1918. Colonel (i-alstead saw actlye
service with the Wildcats in tle Vos
ges mountains and in - the second
1phase of tle Mouse-Argonne light,
'when the Eighty-fl rst division attacked
on tile ninth of November, 1918, to
the north of Verdun.
'The Eleventh has a very enviable
history. Until the recept reduction in
the army the regiment was pai't of
the Fifth regular division and has been
stationed at Camp Gordon, Ga., anto
at Camp Jackson. The fifth divisloi
has been ordered on the inactive list
and the Eleventh regiment will be 411
yldedl betwveen .three posts of thte 01(1
i'egular gat'rison. Uindler Its presenit
oprders Onto battalion nyill go to .Fe'
Thomtas, anothter' to Fort Ilenjamint
IHarrison, at Jndlanalpoli, Ind., 4nd
another' to Columbus B~arracks, Ohio.
'lte posts to whilh Ithe r'egimtent is as
signed are very, desirable qiuartetrs.
Dating 'back to the Civil wvar, thte
colors of the Eleventht Infantry beat'
streamters -indicatintg its battles, the
llurat beingj the 'Peninsular, March 17
Alg. 3, 186'2; Manassas, Aug. 7-Sept.
'2,'' 1862; Anttidtam, Sept. 3-16, 1862;
FredeleIksbur'g, Nov. 9-iD'ec. 15, 1862;
Chantcellorsviile, A'prii 27-May 6,
18113; Giettysbturg, June 29-July 3,
1i893; Wildlerness, May 4-7, 1864;
'Spottsylvanla Cou rt H ouse, May 8
21, 1864; Cold I iarbgr, May 22-.! unet
3, 18641; Peterabtirg,- .Junte 4-Novemn
hor 5, 186.1; Battle of fktines Mill, Va.,
June 27, 1862; flattle of Marvin 11111,
Va., .Jule 30, 1862.
Indlian wars:' liattle ,,witht Indians
June'16, 1872, Johnson'B Mall statIon,
"Texas; -engagements 'with IndIans,
July 14-19-23, '1872, Colorado andl\San
Saba rivers;' expe'dition againtst Ki
owvas, C'ommanches and Cheyennies,
IndIan -Terr'itory, 1874;. ,ngagemients1
with Intdiana, lilack Hills and phey
enne iver. D~akota, Decemtber, 1887;
engagements against hostile inelians,
'Sherldan, Nebraska, August, 1878; en
gagemnents wvitht Indiants at P'opular'
Creek 'agency, Jaftuary 2, 1891.
- panlihaAmerman war: Porte Rico,
Piltlippine 'Insurrectiont: Mindanao,
Largest Contribufion of Clothing Made
Through Local Ited Cross of Any
Chapter Ila United States.
. L. Smith, chairman of the Lau
rens county chapter.of the American
lIed Cross, -including the chapters at
Laurens and Clinton, is in receil-pt of
a letter from 'Red Cross headquarters
in Atlanta in which this chapter coMies
in for high praise for its work in
gathering clothing for the stricken
people- of 1tiope. The letter states
that this chapter had contributed
more clothing to the cause than any
other chnmpter in the entire country,
this being spoken of as a "remark
wb'e" record.
he clothing campaign in the coun
Ly nyas under the direction of N. C.
Hughes, Jr., who gave a great deal of
is time and attention to the work.
rhe shipment consisted of 37 boxes
>f good used clothing and one 'bale
>f new cloth, the net weight 'being
;,650 'pounds and the estimated value
)eing $3,000. Mr. Hughes said that
he Clinton chapter entered enthusi
istically into the campaign af'i made
t large contribution to the cause.
The following is the lettgr from
he Atlanta office:
Atlanta, Ga.,
Sept. 1, 1921.
Jr. M. L. Smith, Chairman,
14Lurens County Chapter, A. R. C.,
Laurens, S. C.
JTy dear Mr. Smith:
There has Just been called to my
ttiention tle very remarkable . fact
hat the Laurens County Chapter 'has
ontributed more clothing for the suf
(ring children of Europe than any
ther chapter in the United States up
o the present time. This is a very
emarkable record and I hasten to
ongratulate you and Mr. N. C.
Iughes, Jr., chairman of the drive.
Very cordially yours,
'Harry L. I-opkins, Manager,
Southern Divisjon, A. R. C.
Reo. C. Smith, Colored, Shot fits Wife
Friday Night and Delivered Him
self to Sheriff.
After killing his wife 'by shooting
ier dead in the public road, near the
luff place in the lower ipart of Sulli
,an township, Friday night, George
Smith, negro, imliediately rode to
he home of N. B. Wood, magistrate of
sullivan township, and surrendered
imself and requested the officer to
ake him at once to the county., jail.
ccomipanied -by the negro's landlord,
I. '11. Carlisle, Mr. Wood brought
lmith to the city before daylight and
lelivered him to the sheriff.
The killing was the result of Jeal
)usy, it appears, as it is stated .that
'mith's iwife had gone to church some
Ix or seven miles with other partles,
wo negro men and a negro woman,
tfter Smith had warned her not to go,
t is alleged. Borrowing a horse from
Ilr. Carlisle, Smith is said to have
ollowed~ the party and met them
~oming b'ack towardi home. Riding
1p to the buggy In which his wife
was t'aveling, it is alleged that Smith
)rdleredl her to dismoutnt, andl as she
itepiped ouit in the roadl lhe dleliberate
y fired on her, one of the shots pierc
ng the heart, killing her instantly.
The fell over into a side (ditch. The
arty and Smith drove away, leaving
he body13 ewhere it tell until some time
satitrday when the inquest was. 'held
>y Coroner Owvings.
This is the -flrst murder in Lau
ens, county since Juno 11, when
Vance ffllakely is charged with killing
mother negro, 'Boss Gary, at 'Clinton.
At Hickory Tavern
Thie youing people0 of Friendship
avili give an entertainment andl ice
*eam suiper at Ilickcory Tavern
school house, Septembmer 8, beginning
10 8 o'clodk1. The entertainment con
sists of a play, songs and humorous
:llalogues. The public is invitedi. A
smdll admission fee will 'be charged.
1902; Samnar, 1901-1902; leyte 1901
Worild war. St. Mihiol offensive,
irance, September' 12-10, 1918; Mleuse
Argon ne offensive, France, Oc tober
12-2.2, 1918;- Mouse-Argonne offenisive,
lirance, October 27-Nov, 11, 1918; Ar
nould sector, Vosges, France, June
li-July 16, 1918; St. Die sector, Vos
gas, France, JTuly 17-August 23, 1918;
Mdamtache sector, France, Sept. 19-29,
Seven Bales of Cottoni Ignited When
Lightning Strikes Truck at Grny
Gray Court, Sept. 2.-Six persons
were shocked this afternoon about 2
o'clock when a ibolt of 'lightning
struck near the farmers cotton ware
house, igniting seven obales of cotton i
on a loaded ;truck.
The .injured persons Awere immie- I
diately giveni Imledicai -aid and tonight t
were thought to 'be out of danger. I
Those injured were T. A. Willis, a t
cotton 'buyer, States Curry, a farmer;
Miss Claudell lolider, teleplihone oper
ator, and three negroes who were
assisting in the .loading of the truck
load of cotton.
'With the exception of Miss Holder, t
who was .in the central office several c
blocks away, all of the injured lper- I
soils were near the cotton warehouse 1
when the bolt struck. But a few scat- c
tering clouds 'were visible at the time 1:
and 'there was little warning before i
the bolt struck within a few feet of
the truck and shocking all those .1
nearby. Others who saw their 'plig'ht p
rushed to the assistance of the in- c
jured ones. .J
Te lightning entered the central fl
ofilce by a wire from near the ware- 't
house, 'burning out a number of con
nections and injuring the 'operator V
who was at her post of duty. 1,
Both telephone and telegraph con- v
nections northward were cut off 'but .1
for th time ;but were restored tonight.
The cotton loaded on the truck was n
badly damaged although it was some r
time after the bolt that the flames I
were discovered. Whdn the truck s
started moving some time afterwarda F
the smouldering flames burst forth,
damaging the entire load of cotton. c
All of the injured persons .were s9
said to be out of danger tonight, al- ti
though maintaining vivid recollections tl
of their experience. t(
Flames Claim City Barn Wednesday t
Night. Livestock Rescued but Gar
bage Truck Destroyed. - f
Fire of unknown origin, discovered 8
about 9 o'clock Wednesday night,
practically destroyed the city barn In
tile rear of the Gilkerson House on V
North Harper street, the city garbage
truik also .going uip in the flames. The 0
livestock was rescued. n
The alarm of fire wa sgiven -by Mrs.
Thos. C. Bolt from the home nearby
of her mother, Mrs. fW. ii. Bagwell. t
The high school foot-ball stjuad, which
was receiving a lecture from Mr. Bolt,
foot-ball coach, rushed to the' barn
and under the direction of Mr. Bolt
and Chief of Police Crews, who ap
peared on the scene about the same
time, succeeded in getting all of the
animals out of the building, but had
to 'leaye the garbage truck and other
smaller material behind.
The fire department appeared V
promptly on the scene, but the fire e
had spread so rapidly that it could i
(10 nothing more than prevent the c
spread of the blaze to surrounding a
builudings, several of ruvhlch were of a
very inflamabule nature.
The building was erectedl several '3
years ago and was of frame andi cor'- a
rugated iron construction. 'While 'the .
Iron plates still remain standing, tile
building Is a practical loss. 'rie loss
on the -building was p~artially coveredl
by insurance, but no0 insutrance wvas
carrledl on the garb~age truck.
Mumch Interest in Contest
"A great deal of interest is 'being ~
shown in our contest by the schmol
children," said Mr. E. P. 'Mint'er, of
MInter Company, yesterday. 'As is C
seen in their advertisement in thist
issue of Tihe Advertser, this concern
offers a total of $10 in cash prlzes to
tihe children writing the best essays
on tihe subject."lilowv Minter Company
Helped Me Get Ready For School".
'rho prizes are open to any school boy
or school girl in the county below 16 ~
years of age andl must be based on
actual experlence ini tile Minter Comn
Pmauy store. The contest closes Trhurs
dlay, Sciptember 15, and the essalys
'lmst nlot he over 300 words in length.
', .1T. Sexton
New8 was received in the city Mon
day of tihe (death of W. Tr. Sexton in
itomeo, (Ga. Mr'. Sexton was a native of
this place, having left here about fifty
years ago. lie mwgs a brother of Mr.
J. D). Sexton, wvho wvent to Rome11 to
attend the funeral. A younger afster,
IMrs. Goodwin, died a tow weokg agos.
J.ommuzitteo Appointe( to Investigate
Feiasibility of Emiergenley Steitna
City Couniell, at its regular hi
nth01lily Illeeting Monday niiight, ap
>ont1(d a cmi)lllittCe ConlVOse0d of Al
lermen Irvin, Simpson al(l i)ial to
nivestigate the advisability of the city
i the ctledy River Power company
roviding an emergency steam plant
0 sl!:Ily the city with electric cur- [
ent when drouglihts or other coldi
lons Cause the present supply to be
it off. The committee is to go into
full investigation of costs and to
onfer with President Dial of the
ower comipany.
Considering other phases of the wa
or ald light 'plant, the council decid
d to have a survey of the city made
n order that broken moters might be
eported and any 'leakages in powver
r water located. The mayor was em
owered to employ an extra man for
short time to (10 this work.
A cominittee composed of Aldermen
lishop, Simipson and Dial was ap
ointed to investigate various makes
f trucks to take the place of the gar
a-ge truck burned in the city barn
re and-to make a recommendation as
a purchase. .
On motion of Alderman Moore it
'as decided to postpone surfacing
'leming street until the effects of
'ear on the gravel <placed on North
rarper street are found out.
On motion of Alderman Irvin, ine
tayor and street committee were di
acted to investigate the plans of the
aurens Mills for the proposed in
allation of water and sewerage on
leming street.
On qnotion of Alderman Dial the
)uncil voted a gift of $50 to the high
.hool football squad for the ipromo
on and maintenance of athletics at
to high school as a reward for the
tam's "material assistance and gal
ntry" in saving the city's livestock
hen the city barn was burned.
A request, from Maj. (W. A. Watts,
lat the city plow up the plot of land
ear his home from which the top-soil
>i a large part of North Harper
reet was secured, was received as
iformation and no actioti taken. Al
ermen Irvin and Bishop supported
to request of 'Naj. Watts, which was
Ated down 4 to 2. Mr. Irvin pointed
itt that Maj. Watts had suipplied
early all of the top-soil for this
reet and that it would take heavy
ams to put the land back in condi
On motion of Alderman Smith. Fire
an Fooshe was -granted a nweek's va
)tion with pay.
o Be Held Thursday Instkad of Fri
day of This Week. Meeting to Be.
gin at 3:30 'P. H.
The district meeting of Masons, Pn
lously arranged for Friday of this I
ecek, is to be held on rhirsday, ac
Drding to an announcement by Rice
. Nickels, district deputy. The
hange in (late wvas found necessar'y
fter' the -first plans were made. A
Ltge number of Masons are expected
t the meeting, including Past Grand
laster Geo. T. igryan, of Greenville,
ndl Grand Master S. TP. Lanhamn, of
attanbu rg.
('aught Fox in City
The mystery of tile disappearance
t many chickens from yards on \Vest
lain andl~ adjoining streets wan solved
'ridlay of last week whien a big gray
x was caught in the act of catching1
hickens in tihe yardl of Dr. W. 11. Dial
Sthe vet y hear't of tihe city. Hearing
wild. commotion arntong tihe chtick
ina durling the afternoon, menllhers of
h~e family wvent out to dliseover its
ause anld were greatly usmlprisedl to
ee a big gray fox chasing chickens
rourjd the yard. The alarm was giv
nl and~ very soon tile pack of fox
ounds belonging to Mr.. TPoml Irennett
ext dloor' was calied into s vice. In
very short time the fox was chased
o his den underneath the overhtead
'ridge of the C. & W. C. railroad anid
us campliaign against the local harin
ard fowlis rsas endled. , Ddrinag the
inst few wveeks a lav ninmber of
hickeni; hav'e been mj Ased from that
ection of tihe civy.
('otton, .Mkes ,1 unip
The cotton miarket. which 'has been1
ti'adiiy rising for' tile past few weeks,
vnent tup about $10 a blel on the Newv
fork1 mtarket yesterd(ay vwitht a total
.d anice of 200 p)oits. Local buyers
vere gtivinig around 20 cents yestt e-1
Iarmiers to Discuss Co-Operative
Markeling at ColumbIa September
Air. W. D. Byrd, president of the
Lauren.. county branch of tile Ameri
aan Cotton Association, has appointed
lIfly delegates to represent this coun
ty at the meeting to be lheld in Colum
bla Friday, Sept. 9th, to discuss the
-o-pi)perative marketing of cotton and
ther matters of interest to farmers.
Carl Williams, of Oklahoma 'City,
president of the American Cotton
Jrowers Ikxchange, will make the
principal address of the (lay and oth N
prominent speakers are on the pr
On accqint of the importance of
Jhis meeting, Mr. -Byrd urges all the
lelegates aripointcd to attendt the
nceting. A list of them is as follows:
A. C. Coats, Mountville.
lion. C. 1). Nance, Cross '11ill.
S. S. Farrar, Mountville.
Wash Long, Laurens.
George Bolt, Laurens.
S. R. Cain, ILaurens.
J. M. Sumerel, Gray Court, Route 1.
P. B. Bailey, Laurens, Route 3.
Chaney 8tone, Clinton.
R. M. League, Clinton.
D. A. Glenn, Clinton.
T. 'P. Poole, Laurens, Route 2.
Senator 0. 3P. Goodwin, Laurens
touto 2.
W. Willis Yeargin, Gray Court.
I. B. Workman, Goldville.
James A. Browning, Clinton.
B. It. Copeland, Renno.
Ii. H-. Fuller, Cross 1111.
C. 33. Owings, Ohvings.
I. 0. Hunt, Owings.
R. G. Harris, Woodruff.
J. W. Kellett, Gray Court, Route 4.
W. M. Nash, Gray Court, Route 4.
M. WV. Gray, Owings, Route 2.
.1. N0. Wham, Owings, Route 2.
J. F. Wallter, iLaurens, Route 4.
W. W. Culbertson, Laurens, Route 4
'W. L. Cooper, Waterloo, Route 2.
M. 'W. 1111, Waterloo, Route 2.
W. B. Sims, Waterloo, Routo 2.
S. A. Browne, Cross Hill.
J. T. Hill, Cross Hill.
J. B. Cook, Fountain Inn.
W. B. Garrett, Fountain Ins.
10. J. SlQan, Fountain Inn.
A. J. Monroe, Princeto.
. 10. Simpson, Prisceton.
F. W. Little, Laurens, Route 2.
J. W. Donnan, Laurens, Route 2.
11. S. Wallace, Gray Court, Route 1.
0. C. Cox, AWoodruff.
J. 11. Davis, Clinton.
'1. W. Workman, Mountville.
1. ). Smith, Fountville.
J. Frank Davis, Princeton.
M. L. Copeland, Laurens.
1. B. Blakely, Laurens, Route 3.
J. Roy Crawford, Clinton.
John M. Copeland, Renno.
Reese Young, Clinton.
iegro Pays Penalty for Murder of
D~r. ILipscombI at Ninety Six,
Greenwood, Sept. 2.-About twenty
lve men from Greenwood county went
o Columbia .todlay to witness the:
.xecution of Pink CGriflin, senteniced
o die for the murder of Dr. Lawton
.. Llpscomb, pr'ominent business man
Lind planter of Ninety Six. Olrlfmln
vent to the electric chahi at 11:30 a.
n. with a smile on his face.
A statement left b~y Girillin with two
icgro preachers, his sailritual advis
rs, turgedl all negroes to go to church,
>ehave themselves and leave tneir
runs at home. He said tihat If lhe
iadl followed that Injunction he would
lot have miurder~ed Dr. Lipscomb.
Just before execution, Grillln do
lared he had killed D~r. Lipscomb In
elf-defense, that lie (1id .not get. a
'air trial but that he was egoing to
is God, where he would get justice.
Colunmhia, Sept. 2.-Pink. Gritln,
:ireenhxvoodl county negro, was put to
Icath in the electric epiair at the state
icnltentiary .at noon1 today for the0
(tilling of Drl. lawton C. ipscomb o'i
'inlety Six, J~uly 5. ( Grifllin killed Dr.
A ilscombl when~u Di. *L ip1)scomb reim'on
d ratedl with the negro fqr heatIng one
>f 'th e farm animal.s op1 the Lips
'oimb plantation. Trho negro was
'1sh1edl'to thle 9eniItentI ary3' -immnedlale
y alfter his confletlii 'at a special
~erm of court to capel) mobi violenee,
tlthough there evas no demronstration
igainst the negro..
Mrs. (1. A. Nickles wvith her little
laughter, of Chiarhqt , is the: guest
>f Mir, ahd Mrs. G . . Wri,
Hunger and Death Virtually
Refugees fror -Faine istriets 111141
died Toget n )serted 11uil1d.
Ings 1and11 Re Almost Unnot'
ChilrIenl l'er8 ish thle Thelksand
-ara, Rtthia, Set er
n1(d cath go vrtual y unndoticed in
the neglected treet a4d alleys of
Samara. Refuges cfrovi famine dis
tricts near the cIt - estimated from
h rty to 'ffty thou'and arc huddled
together in deserted buildings, un
ised factories, tattetid tents and in
mvgons massed about the open spaces
bo 'the railway stations and the
lock along the Volga river.
Hunger, typhus, cholera. and ex
iaustion are carrying off hundreds of
hese miserable fugitives, young chil
iren falling victims readily to the
'amine and its attendant scourges.
3edraggled and ragged refugees are
.onstantly caprying pine coffins to
vard the cemetery, where unpainted
vooden crosses mark hundreds of new
,raves 4w.hich have -bcen dug since the
light 'before the advancing famine be
From 60 to 100 starving children are
,athered up daily from the streets, or
urned over to the central refuge, 'by
Parents 'who cannot feed them. Mlany
if these little sufferers have typhus
ever, but the hospitals are without
eds and medicine. Vladimir Sokols
:y, chairman of the Samara provin
ial soviet, told The Associated Press
ast week that the entire peasant pop
hiation of 2,500,000 will be deipendent
pon outside food 'by November. Al
eady 110,000 peasants are without
iread, this number including 50,000
hildren who have been placed In
oviet homes.
Conditions at Semayenkena, a vil
aIge 30 miles from Samara and re
bote from railway or river communi
ation, are typical of the misery ex
sting throughout the province of Sa
lara. The peasants there are eating
read made from melon rinds, sun
lower seed an(d grass seed. One
nother killed her baby last week, say
ng she could not bar to see it starve.
)ther mothers are threatening to kill
heir children. One woman with six
hildren said to The Associated Press:
"You kndWv, it takes children so
ong to die. It is too horrible to watch
hem shrivel up."
Hundreds of families were moving
oward Samara when the correspond
nt passed through Semayenkena.
rhey were carrying all their belong
ngs on rickety wagons, drawn by
tarved horses which were dropping
lead by the wayside. Igo Quonetzoff,
peasant, was found standing swith
is wife, grown (laughter andl young
on, nyatching their horse die at the
op of a long hill.
Ihenderson IHeunion
There will be a reun'ion of the
vhole 'llenderson generation at the
mome of Tobias Henderson, the old
lenderson homeplace, near' Barns
lale, Satuirday, September 10, 1021. All
'elatives and friends are r'equiested to
>e present andl bring pienie -dinner.
W. 0. W. Unveiling
Fairview~ Camp WV. 0. W. wIll m -
rell a monument to the late Sov. 0,
ar Flmore at Mt. Olive church cemn
~tery Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11,
I o'clock. The pitblic is invited.
. Teachers and Students
Th'ie Advertiser mualtes a 51pe
eital mlsubsripti on, rate to teachi
(ers and studen4~ts of
For the School Year
Th'lose desiinig to subIscribo(i
are ref(llestedl to mil or hrinig
in lheir subsCript ions before
leaving home, so thatnt we may
start -the pap'~er nith the0 first,

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