VOLUME XXXVil. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA4 WE SDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1922.
DEXOCRATIC CLUB "IUANIZES
Plans Made for Primary Election to
be Ield Feb. 28.
The 'bi-annual meeting of the City
'Democratic club swas held last Wed
nesday, Feb. 1st, 'at the Court House.
At the meeting, called for the purpose
of organizing for the coming city elec
tions, the following officers and con
niittees were elected:
IR. E. Babb, President.
J. N. Wright, Vice-president.
J. V. Tolbert, Treasurer.
Alison Lee, Secretary.
Ward 1-J. A. Armstrong.
Vlard 2--M. -H. Hunter.
Ward 3-M. L. Smith.
'Vard 4--W. L. Taylor.
1WArd 5-W. fL. Gray.
lVard 6-M. L. Copeland.
Ward 1--. D. Easterby, John F.
Bolt, Mrs. B. L. Jones.
Ward 2-J. R. Ellis, 'Boyd Sexton,
'Miss Sarah Dorroh.
Ward 3--C. W. Taylor, Rt. S. Ten
pleton, Mrs. T. *L. Timmerman.
iWlird 4-J. A. Taylor, E. B. Barks
dale, Mrs. H. S. l3ackwell.
Ward 17-John Switzer, T. C. Ow
ings, Mrs. W. -L. Gray.
fVard 6-,L. B. Blackwell, James M.
Clardy, Mrs. 1U. A.. Clarke.
The 'first primary- for the election
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28th, ant
the second a week later, March 7th.
The rules of the local club were
amended on motion of C. A. Power so
as to allow women all iprivileges of
'in order to vote at the -primaries, it
Is necessary for the citizen to have
his (or her) name on the club roll at
least 5 days prior to the election. Pres.
R. '. lfabb, - of the City Democratic
club therefore uinges all citizens of
the city, who Are qualified to vote, to
see the enrollment committee in their
wards -before 'Feb. 23rd so that their
name will appear on the club roll in
time 'to Permit them to vote.
For Maiy Years a Resident of This
City. Buried at Hopewell.
John A. Smith, for many years a
resident of this city, died at his home
on jaurens street 'Friday after a lin
gering illness. The body was carried
to 'Uopewelt church, in the lower part
of the county, Sunda'y afternoon where
,the .funeral and interment took place.
Mr. Smith was born and reared in
the old 'Hopewell section of the coun
ty and was a good and valued citizen.'
The deceased was 72 years of atge,.
his twife preceding him to -the grave a'
numbtr of years ago. For a number of
years lie and his sisters have conduct
ed a boarding house in this city. Be
sides his two sisters, Misses Mag and
Nanple ISpith, and a brother, J. S.
Smith, of Richmond, lie -is survived by
three sons and on6 daughter, as fol
lows: J. S., of Wilmington, N. C.; 0.
E., of Union; 'F. Y., of Clinton, and
Miss !Mollie Senn, of the county.
OLEM BOUND OVER
Clinton Man, Charged with Violation
of Prohibiion Lawv, 'Sent up by
Will Clem, of Clinton, charged wvith
violation of the Federal. Prohibition
law, was bound over to the federal
court to be tried in Greenwvood as a
result of a .preliminairy hearing before
U. S. Commissioner R. E. Blabb held
The hearing in the case of Clarene
Enibauks, who is charged with aiding
in the escape of 'Will glem from a fed-*
oral ofietr on the nig'ht of Dec. *23,
was' postponed untHl Fob. 11, by Com
siuccesison all the doeuments to which
'his government was party.
Amid applause from the hundreds
'who had- crowded into Conttinental
hall 'to see the wind up of the confer.
encc - the American delegation filed
around the 'U-shaped table and into
the hollow shuare a few minutes after
the sess-ion b~egan, One after another
Secretary Hughes', Senator Lodge,
Senator 'Underwood and Eliku Root
wrote their names to the five agree
merits, eath .touching lightly, as a
token of' alpproval, the seals already
et, opptslte the spaces left for his
A1 hum of conversation kept up
'th'oghoup the~ .h al! interrupted by
#pplause.,a# each , of the ;Anerican
delegates .rose and -5avo way-for the
'nek4 to algn. 'Ai. of tihe foV'eli delql
PAR[Y Of NATIONS
COME8 TO CLOSI
Cevenants Signed an<
Pre~ident Harding Makes the Fare,
well Address In Person and Com.
mends the Conference for Splendk
Achievements Which Ito Claimed foi
Washington, Feb. 6.-Its covenantE
fInally signed antr sealed, the "Wash
'ington conference was passed on tc
history today by 'President Harding
as "an example to imbue with new
.hope all that dwell in apprehension.'
Speaking before a plenary session
3vhich brought to a close the negotia
tions -begun tiwelve weeks ago at hi.
Invitation, the 'President declared the
record of achievement voiced in cour
ageous tones, "the first deliberate an
-effective expression of great powers,
in -the' consciousness of peace, of war'.
Bfl3ore him as he pronounced his
-appralsement lay, newily signed, the
'treaties by which the predominant na
tions of .the world engage to pIt n
limit oil their navies, to guarantee a
new deal for' China and to set up an
international concord to keep the
peace in the Pacific.
"It matters little," said Mr. -ard
ing, "what we appraise as the out
standing accomplishment. Any oneof
them alone would have justiled the
conference. 'But, the whole 'achieve
ment has so cleared the atmosphere
-that it -will seem like breathing the
refreshing air of a new morn of
"It may be that the naval holiday
here contracted will expire' with the
-treaties, but I do not believe it. Those
of us who live another decade are
more . Ntoly 'to witness a growth -pf
public opinion, strengthened by the
new experience, which will make na
tions mo-c concerned with living to
the fulfillment of God's 'high intent
than twith agencies of warfare and de
"Since -this conference of nations
has pointed with unanimity to the way
of peace today, like conferences in
the future, under appropriate .condi
tions and with aims welI conceived
and defined, may illunine the high
ways and byways of human activity.
The tbrche3 of understanding have
SUeen lighted, and they ought to glow
and encircle the globe."
The president delivered his parting
message to the delegates as soon as
the fornal signing of the treaties had
been concluded, and when he finished
the conference closed, as it had open
ed on November 12, with prayer.
'Within a few hours some of the fop
6lgn delegations already bad -left
Washington, and most of the others
nvill go tomorrow.
-Four- treaties and a supplement to a
*fifth werec given final agppr-oval today,
but thleir red wvax seals hlad been at
tached in advance and thle entire cer
mony occupied less than an hlour-. No
other business remained and the sev
enth and final plenar-y session came
to an end at 11:13 A. M., one hour and
eleven minutes after it was called to
, n the order of their- signature, the
instrument to which the plenipoten
tiaries aftzed their names wvere the
four--power Pacific treaty supplement,
excluding the principal Japanese
Islands from the' scope of the pact;
the five power naval limitation ti'eaty;
the 'five-ipower submarine and poisen
gas tr-eaty; the ninea-power general
Far Eastern treaty and. the nine
power Chinese .tariff treaty, Of the
three ether treaties i-esulting - fromr
the Washington negotiations, that re
lating to -Shantung awas signed- Sat
urday anl .those dealng with cable
-rjghts in Yap and allocatiotn of the
former 'German Pacific cables are yet
-to be put~ into. inal -form by direct
exchanges - between the. lhterested
governmients. --The four power Pacine(
treaty' was signed December 13,
The signing took place at the desk
.of the secretary general in tht -enter
-of the great. 110llow' sdare formed b1
the U-shapeda greeti 'baise -tale aboui
-which all the plenary goatons off the
conference were held.' Only one 410oi
~gate sat at the desk at a ime, -but te
'%hwrtek time~ereipiony. It was arr~uged
hlat each should sigh n uediate
OUT FOR MAYOR
Incumbent, Jno. A. Franks, ani
Former Mayor, C.,M. Babb, Thron
11ats8 in the R1g.
Following closely upon the city dem.
ocratic club organization meeting, hel
In the court house Wednesday after
noon, when the last day of this montil
was set for the primary election, in
creased interest was taken in the ract
fior the eloction of city officials for th(
next two years.
The Advertiser carries the announce
ments this morning of two candidatec
for mayor, John A. Franks, the incum
bent, and C. M. Babb, who has lihel
the same oflice several times bcfore,
''Mr. Babb, who is at present a mem
ber of the 'General Assembly from th3
county, was confined to his home yes
terday on account of sickness and hl
announcement was placed in the paper
Few Aldermanie Candidates
Aldermanic candidates have not de
veloped very raip)idly so far, but the
names of several citiz9q arq beln.
mentioned who have not yet made an
nouncenets. In Ward 1 R. E. Thomp
son has definitely thiown his hat In
the ring. D. 'I. Irvin, at preset alder
man from that' ward, is no longer a
resident of that section ahd. conse
quently Is not eligible for re-election
In Ward 2 D. R. Simpson has announc
0d for re-election. In Ward 3 J. McD.
Moore has announced for re-election
and has one opponent so far, Jack
131101). In Ward 4, C. R.. Bishoicp Is the
present alderman, but he -has not an
nounced nor has anyone else. I Ward
5, Joe V. Smith has announced for re
election. In Ward 6, Albert Dial, in
cumbent, has made no announcement
and this ward is until now vwithout a
TO BACK LYCEUM
To Take Over Sale of Tickets to Re
---malIning. Numbers of tle.. Lyceuni
Accepting a proposition from Lee
Bros. & Switzer, guarantors of the
Lyceum course which IF being run in
the Opera iouse this year, the Busl
ness Gli-ls' Club has taken er the
sale of tickets for the remaining nuni
ber of the lycetim course, three In
number. The proposition as agreed
upon between the club and the guar
antors, Insures at least a small profit
to the club and possibly a consider
able sum, contingent upon the number
of tieyets sold. Under the agreement,
the club participates In both the sale
of season tickets and door receipts.
The club's principal activities are
connected twith the maintenance of the
rest room In tile' court house, for
which it has made a considerable out
lay of money. Outside of the regular
dues, its main 'source of support is
frmcn' entertainments which it llay
hold or act as sponsor.
The tIlrce remaining numbers on
the program are all musical numbers
and are' tie most costly on the pro
gram. The 'prices of tickets have
been mater-ially reduced, so that each
attraction costs but a nominal sum.
The members of( tihe club wvill make
a "TwvilIght Canvas" of thle town Fri
day night, whlen they expect to sell
enough tickets :to give them a consid
erable lift in the treasurer's depart
DANCE~ AT 'OLUB
Amusement Committee Plans Dance al
Bois Terre Club,- Feb. 28.
A conimnittee in charge of arrange
ments, ansiolynced for 'the Bois Terre
Country Cluo that thley 'Iave secured
the famous Newman Orchestra to play~
af the cliub Feb. 28th.'
The Newman Orchestra is coming
here from New Yorke, where it Is said
to have played for a long time at "Rec
tors'",' a Bi'oadway Cafe. It has als.
Play'ed for a -number of Columbia
RIecords and is resputed to be a fine
The "concert -numbers which the or
chestra will renider at the B~ois Terre
Country Club willgebe followed by a
The expenL .I of' the affair will be
defrayed 'by voluntary -'contributions
and whatever proceeds will remain at
ter the expenses are paid will be used
it is planned, to 'Durchese n musica
instrument for the club.,
At Friendship Pzetbyterian Church
R1ev. C, T. Squires will preachg
Friendship Presbyterian church neri
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
BfLL SUNDAY SPECIAL
CARRIED LARGE CROWD
I Over Five Hundred People (;o on Spe
elal From iHereI and Other Points
Aloig the Line.
What is said by those in charge of
the tabernacle in Spartanburg to have
been the largest single delegation to
attend the Billy Sunday services, was
that of .i-sarons. when 526 men and
women from Ibaurens and the sur
rounding country filed In the taber
nacle at Spartanburg, Thursday, Feb.
Shortly after eleven o'clock a small
crowd began to gather at the depot
here and it appeared that a holiday
spirit prevailed throughout. Down
town, Mr. Moore at the Iaurens Hotel
w doin'g a land oflice business sell
ing excursion tickets for the special
train, and long before it was antici
pated he had to plead "all sold out" to
the anxious purchasers.
In the mean time the cr6wd at the
depot rapidly grew, and as twelve
o'clock approached, the reasonable
and optimistic estimates of those in
change 4 tfie Billy Sunday Special
were surpassed for instead of 150 or
200 people, there were more than 450
who boarded the train. The railroad
officials nwere thoughtful in having six
coaches instead of three which was
first predicted, but even with the ad
ditional seating capacity, more than a
hundred of the party were compelled
to stand and that number was Increas
ed along the route when others from
Watts, Mills, Knoree and Woodruff
boarded the train.
At the tabernacle, seats were re
served for a delegation of 300, and the
ushers, who were both pleased and as
tonished with the'large Laurens group,
immediately roped off other sections of
the immense building thus providing
seats for the extra number but divid
ling the delegation.
'The afternoon services were opened
with prayer offered 'by Rev. Edward
'Long, of Clinton, who was one of the
[Laui'ens party. Mr. Sunday's sermon
in the afternoon was powerful and fi
pressive, taken from the text, "Where
the're is no vision, the people will per
At the evening services, better fa
cilities were provided for seating ilev
various delegations, which included
'besides the one from Laurens, several
from Greenville, Union and Forrest
City, N. C.
It was an immense number of men
and awomen that IMr. Sunday greeted
when the Laureis delegation was re
quested to rise, and as they stood, Mr.
Rhodeheiver praised Lauf'ens for the
splendid showing they made. M4iss
Asher, a membEr of the -Sunday party,
said to an Advertiser reporter--that
Laurens, by far, sent the largest nuni
ber to any of the Sunday meetings in
The prayer at the opening of the ev
ening services was offered by Rev. C.
T. Squires, pastor of the First Pres
byterian church of Laurens. It was
followed by Mr. Sunday's sermon,
which was from the text, "'Be sure
your sins wvill find you out." It was
safl to have been one of the- most con
vincing sermons the evangelist has de
livered in Spartanbur'g and It resulted
in several hundred persons hitting "the
sav' 'dust trail."
On the return trip home, the con
sensus of opinion was .that everyone
who heard both sermons were well re
paid for the time and expense in' go
ing to the meetings. Among those
who madle the trip) .were Rev. C. TV.
Squires, 'Rev. S. *NI. Templenman, 'Rev.
W. 'S. Speer and 'Rev. Edward Long of
Conductor .J. IH-. Partain, in charge
of the Billy Sunday Special, paid an
other trib~ute to 'Laurens when he told
an Advertiser reporter that in all his
railroad experience he had never con
ducted a more orderly and accommo
dating train of passengers than that
which was on the special train to
Spartanburg Thursday. Though more
mhan a hundred nyere compelled t
stand all the way in either direction,
every one was contented, and assisted
him in collecting his fares and other.
wise 'handlinig the crowded train.
Preaching at Dials
On the second Sunday morning al
eleven o'clock, the ERev. C. -B. Dawsey
a returned missionary from, B'asl
will' preach at 'Dials church. On the
afttnoon of the same'day he .will
preach at Gray Court at the M~ethodisi
church at 8:30- o'clock,. All are invit.
ed to attend these servies.
MRS- J. .F. TOLBERT' DEAD
Passed Awnay at Jler Home on Farley
Avenue Monday Afternooi.
Ars. Medora Gray Tolbert, wife of
Mr. James F. Tolbert, died at her
home on Parley Avenue late Monday
afternoon. Although she had not been
in good health for a number of years,
her death camtle unexpectedly and was
a great shock to her many friends.
She was at. home alone at the time.
Mr. Tolbert being at his place of busi
ness and the only servant and -little
grandson being in the yard. She was
found in a lifeless condition by the
servant when she returned to the
house. She had apparently passed
quietly away while alone in her room.
The funeral services were held fron
the house Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock, being conducted by her pas
tor, Rev. P. F. Kilgo, assisted by other
ministers of the city. Interment took
place at the Laurens cemetery, active
lall .bearers being her nphews and
honorary pall bearers being the stew
lards of the First -Methodist church
and friends of the family. A large
!concourse of friends and relatives fol
lowed the -body to its last jiestig
The deceased was a dauighter of
the late Robert A. Gray of Gray Court,
and she was in the fifty-second year
of her age. She is survived by her
husband and two daughters, 1rs. T.
1). 'Watkins, bf Greenville and Miss
Marguerite Tolbert, t-acher at 'Win
throp college. She is also survived by
the following brothers and sisters: W.
L. Gray, of 'Laurens; J. \P. Gray, of
Venturia, Calif.; J. M. Gray, of Wood
ruff; C. E. Gray, of Landrum; D. P.
Gray, of Williamston; It. L. Gray, of
Gray Court, and Mrs. W. P. larris, of
Oivings, and Mrs. .lMack Mahon, of
VLASS WORKS ACTIVE
Bedlam of Activity Found by Adver.
User Reporter When He Visited the
What prov.ed to be a bedlam of ac
tivity was found in a visit to the Lau
rens Glass Works by an Advertiser
reporter one (lay this week.
Everywhere throughout the 1plant,
'men were hustling with activity. From
below the iimnense furnace where the
plant makes its own gas, to the ex
-treme opposite end, where multitudes
of bottles are packed ready to be
shipped, the men and boys, some
whistling, and all apparently content
ed, went on with their work with uni
form regularity. It appeared by its
activity to be similar to the immense
plants where war materials were once
made, but, -instead of war material
there are bottles, soft drink bottles,
perfume bottles and more bottles.
The glass works resumed operations
after being shut down for several
months during the iperlod of depres
sion. It now employs approximately
40 men, fifteen of whom are skilled
glass blower' and its production has
reached 200 to 250 gross bottles a day.
AMr. 'Robert Roper, secretary of the
works stated that it is contemplatedl
soon to add another shift of workmen
since orders are cominig in as in nor
REV. WV. P. TURNER DEAD
Native of Cross Hill, Passes After a
Long Illness. Funeral at Cross 111ll
Rev, 'W.. P. Turner, Sr., formerly of
Cross 'Hill, died early 'Wednesday
morning at the .home of his daughter,
Mrs. F. L. Holland, at Carlisle, follow
ing a long illness. The funeral scer
vices ,wero conducted at Cross Hl-ilil
Thursday afternoon, *at four o'clock.
Mr. Turner was 72 years of age
and was a well-known and highly es
-teemed Blauptist minister, having re
tired a number of years ago,
,iHe is survived -by his wife and the
following children: J. T. Turner, Clhi
eago; Dr. W. P. Turner, Greeniwood;
lMrs. G. C. Johnson, Ninety Six; Miss
Nora Turner, Coluimhal C-. R. and HI.
thi. Turner, Cross Hil1l and J. Bi. Turner,
B. Y. P. U.'s 'Entertain
Thirty-six members of the Mount
vylle B. Y.6 P. 'U. enjoyed a most de
lightful old-fashion pound social at
'the home of tMr. and Mrs. J. H. Motes
Friday- evening, Jan. 28th. The presi
dent, Mrs. Maude B. Bryson, was as
sisted with the games .by Misses Min
lie and GaeqWallace. -Music was ren.
-dered througfhout the evening 'by Miss
F'rances , Bryson,
Business League Taking
Up Marketing Plans
DR. W. W. LONG
At. Meeilg of Laureins Business
League Tuesdaty Night, Dr. W1. W.
Long Made Intstiruetive Address ot1
Boil Weevil and 3Inrketing. Work
ig Comiitees Appoited.
The JAurens Business Leagie held
its montlily banq uet and mecting at
the 1Laurens Hotel Tuesday, Feb. 6.
More than 50 memlilibers were pres
ent, who, following the dinner, were
the interested audience of Dr. W. W.
Long, 'Director of Extension Service
at Clemson College. Dr. Long was a
special guest at the meeting and had
been Invited to address the Business
Leagie, .the members of which are
primarily interestedt in farm products
din an instritetive and interesting
manner Dr. Long, in his speech com
pared conditions of today with what
they were .back in the late so's and
early 90's, to show that the South had
passed through difficult conditions .be
fore. "In those days," he said, "we
made 11 bushels of corn to tile acre,
138 pounds of lint cotton to the acre
and enough coni to last us only three
mlontths. Money was not to be had at
6, 8 or 10 per cent but Only could be
secured then after we had mortgaged
everyt,hing we ha(d and then jpaid 30,
10, 50 or 100 per cent. Cotton sold for
'in those days at 6 to S cents a pound.
Tenl cents was unusually high.
"Today we make 19 bushels of corn
to the acre, an average of 247 pounds
of lint cotton to the acre, enough corn
for everybody in the state, meat to last
us nine months, and so on down the
lline. We have 400 banks, which, in
spite of their own trying Conditions,
have illaterially' helped the farmer."
Dr. Long, following ite comparson
that he drew, stated that -he, because
of his travel a1nd experience,' realizes
the true nenace that. the -boll weevil
Is, but in spite of its being a menace,
we can and will grow cotton profit
ably. Ile pointed out. that last year we
nade 8 million bales of cotton and 6
of them were mvade under boll weevil
conditions. Another point that lie em
Phasized was that the United States
Department of Agriculture was the
only scientific agency to follow -in the
control of the weevil and that farmers
must develeop confidence in the depart
ment of Agriculture.
Turning to.the phase of marketing,
lie said, "We may talk forever on di
versification, but we must first estab-.
lish a market for our products. There
is no benefit in. divided crops unless
'we prepare for their disposition." H1-1
stressed the point that thle market
problem was the 'business man's prob
1cm and1 not -the farmer's.
Thr'ough htis exp~erien~ce, Dr. Long
found that this Is no time to experi
nment wit'h new crops but that we must
growv thlose withi which we are fa
miliar. They are cotton, hogs and
(lairy cattle. He said that ho knew of
no better place in the state for a
creamery than in 'ILaurens. -We here
wvho are blessed with many cr4olps can
have numerous forage feeds for cattle.
'HIe concluded by outlining tile manner
in :which a successful co-operative
marketing association may be formed.
Mi'. T. L. M~ontroe r'eported for the
committee 4)n marketing. The report
stated in p~art that an organization as
outlined in Circular 31 of Clemson
College, wouid be lpractical to apply
-In Laurens County. The circular, pra
pared .by Dr'. iLomg, explains in detail
the organization as outlinled In his
address. Sevoral 'hundred of thent
iil be secured for distribution here at
a later (late. 'Tho reOport or the cony
milttee was adopted and the presidett
was authorized to alppoint a commit
tee of seven to Carry out the Plans as
Upon motion of Dr'. W., H. Dial a
rising vote of' thanks was given Dlr.
Lomg for his address and -the service
(harged With -Nouse Bireaking
Charged with 'house-byea1lfing and
larceny, Sanm Lee . itgs 'Was' lodged
in the conty jail W?;Ib 3. 'O
ings is accusegl ofk1ingj1i bond f
W. R1. Owens at Gr~ Ci~u t,
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