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Bill Passes House by Big
-Soldier lionuls Bill lPasses 'Naltionial
House of liepresentat i vesi and Now
(oes to Senate. South Caroilina
lepresenfttives Iith One Exception
Vote Aye.
Washington, March 23.--The $ 1,000,
400,000 soldiers' boiis. bII was passed
'tonight by, the '1oulse by an over
whelmning majority. It new !goes to
the senate, where its fate is regarded
as uncertain.
The vote was 333 to 70, or 61 more
than the two-thirds majority neces
sary for passage of the measure un
(er- the parliamentary proceduire se
lected by Rcublicanl lad.rs for the
(xI.ressed purpose of pr rventing the
Democrats from offering 'a motion to
Party lines disappeared both in the
general debate and oi the final roll
call, 243 Republicans, 90 Democrats
and one Soci'alist supilorting the bill
and 42 Republicans and 28 ,Democrats
voting against it. As passed 'by the
house the bonus bill would provide for
imnmc(liate cash payments to veterans
-whose adjusted service upaw would not
exceed $50, and woul I give the other
veterans the option of .these four
.plans -
Adjusted service certificates, with
Irovisions authorizing loans by banks
in the first threo years after next
(Octdber 1, and -by the government
thereafter; the certifliates to run for
20 years and 'to have a face value at
,naturity of the amount of the adjusted
service credit at the rate of $1.00 per
day for doniestic service and $1.25 per
day -for foreign service, increhsed by
25 per cent., Lplus interest at the rate
of 4 1-2 per cent., compondgd annu
Vocational training paid after Jan
uary 1, 1923, at -the rate of $1.75 a day,
however, 40 peu cent of the ajusted
service credit.
Farm and Home Aid
Farm and home aid under which
veterans may purchase or inlprove
farms or homes twould be, paid nfter
Juily 1, 1923, a stum equal to their ad
justed service credit increased by 25
per cent.
Land scftlement uinder which lands
would be reclaimed under tile suiper
vision of a special board and farm
units established for'sale to the vet
eranls at 1 price fixed 1by the boarn,
less the amount of the adjusted ser
vice credit due time purchasers.
In only two important particulars
does this measure differ from tile one
passed by tile house two years ago
anid that was alelved in the senate
last July. The original casn bonus
option was elimin'ated and the bank
lean provision of tihe 'adjusted service
certificate title substituted.
Not since thme war (lays hlad th~e
house galleries been jaimmed as they
were today from the' time Speaker
,:Gillett's gnavel fell at 11 a. mn., until
the laqt vote had been cast as the
shades of evening gat~hered. And not
in many years had such scenes been
enacted on the floor, where there *e
quently was an t.rdar iwith alternate
apliause, laughter and tears.
Like the house itself, the galleries
wore proubonus and supp)orters of the
bill were frequently applauded. But the
greatest lapplatuso was not for a pro
ponent, but an opponent, the members
and many of the eleotators rising and
tendering an ovation to "Uncle Joe"
Cannon as the grizzled 'holder of the
American rec.ord for length of legis
sative service amrose in ithe day to de
liver a two minute speech in which
hie declared ,that the men who served
in .the World War owed that service 'to
their country,
Five Hours of Discussion
In all there'-was slightly niore than
five hours of dischasion with 175 of
the 436 members, taking part in it.
'Transcripts of their' remariks would
EII about two ordinary sised news
papers, Many of theIn 'were Qn'{tldt
eoet only a minute. or'.two -or throb
but~ the house gavd -unaninious con
0 o41~1 enembQ to extend .their
u iiig te neOxt fly dayas n4ieitionis
ha t s tlt 1nindd'4trindthat ttWife -proh
Well knownt Farmer of Trinity Ridge
Section Pled of Pieumionia Moiinay.
W. M. Thomason, .well known farm
er living on the old Teague 1place In
the Trinity Ridge section, -passed
,oway Monday ahortly after t welve
o'clock following about three weeks'
illness of pncumnonila. For a few days
prior to hIs death his physician and
family held out hopCs for his recov
Cry as he showed distinct signs of im
provelent, iut Sund'ay night he had a
relapse and steadily grew weaker inf
til the end the following day.
The .funcral services were held at
C(hestnu t Ridge church yesterday af
ternoon. The services were conduct
ed by Rev. C. W. Watson, pastor of the
Methodlist church at Grxay Court, as
sisted by Rev. Davis, pastor of Chest
nut Ridge llaptist church. The deceas
ed was a member of Trinity Methodist
Mr. Thomason was a native of the
Fairview section of Greenville county
and moved to the Trinity Ridge see
tion several years ago after having re
sided In the Princeton community for
bome time. lie married -Miss Kate
McCuen, daughter of Mr. l. B. Mc
2en, formerly of Princeton but now
resident of Williamston, -and sister
>f 'Mr. W. R. McCuen, of this city. She,
with four boys, the eldest of -whom is
12 years of age, besides his mother
Ind several brothers and sisters, sur
'ive him. He was 10 years of age.
lExcelllenit Impressions Made by Watts
Mills Hand After First App(rance
of the Season. I
The Watts .M-ills Concert Band
scored a big "hitt" last -Saturday af
;ernoon, when it made its first pub
Ic appearance in *Laurens since the
iew year, rendering a concert on the
mblic square.
The band Is composed of 33 pieges,
Ind all of its members arc actively
mgaged 'li work at the mill. Al
.hough entirely an amateur organiza
lon, the selections Saturday were nyell
iI to standards set by professional
bands, according to comments of
nusical critics.
Under the leadership of Director W.
3. Nickerson, who fol- several years
vas associated wilth Sousa's Band,
he Watts Mills Band has cgrne-an
mviable reutation as a musical <4
Tanization and those associated with
he band are proud .of its record.
According to plans w'hich are being
'ormulated, concerts will be given
several times a month by the band,
>oth on the public square and In the
)pera House. Concerts are also given
ivery Sunday afternoon at the Watts
Candidate for Clinton Mayor
W. -11. Simpson, merchant of Clin.
on, has announced himself as a can
idate for mayor of that city, accord
ng to an annoucement in the last is
me of The Clinton Chronicle. Mr.
Bimpson Is a brothyr of Marion J.
Simpson, ticket agent here, and has
iany friends -hero Interested in lis
race. Mayor Copeland, the incumbent,
las not made any annoulncement as to
his iA-ans yet, 'but .it is generally un
lersqtood that he will offer for re-eec
State Aid Received
County *Treasurer . Rosa D. Young
reported last M!onday morning that
h~e had received $10,200 from State
Superintendent of Eiducation 3. il.
Swearingen, this being 't'he total of thle
suim requested in a4plications for
state aid of the rural graded schools
in thia county,
ised to 'be exceedingly bulky.,
Opening ,the debate, Chairmian.Ford
ney explained the bill in detail and
concluded with the declaration thlat
In -practically every state wherei the
'bonus had -been put to a vote it had
been aplroved 'by a ,large majority
and that of the ten . states 'that had
voted a esh 'bonus, "not one -was
south of the Mtason and 'Dixon line."
' Among tile 90 Denmocrats voting for
were: Almon, Bankchead, Barkley,
-Byrnes of iMonth. Oarotinu, ,Cantroll,
Crisp, 'Doughton, Dr'ane, Fiher, Ful
maer, Hahimer, Huddlestoh, Jeffers of
Alabama, Johnhoff gf. Koeitucky, Link
ford, -Larsen of Georgia, Lee of Geor
gia, 'Logain, 'Lyon, .Mo~wain, Over
Atreet, Park of. Georse; Voug Omith
*lok, 0teagall, etedman, Steeon,
01oI, 1'yon, 'Uthqwr VMason, Weaver1
&#and :Wrient,
Jack Aldrich, Elecirieal Woi-ker, Dead
of Injuries Received Whle Instaill.
lng Macehi(bry.
Jack Aldrich, aged 30 years, of For
rest City, N. C., while at work install
ing machinery at the Watts Mills last
Thursday shortly before noon, was
fearfully mangled when his clothes
became entangled in shafting where
h'e was working and as a result of his
injuries he died ahout a half hour
later. Inl addition to the injuries re
ceived by being caught in the ma
chinerV,' lie rxas shocked by contact
with a high voltage electric wire.
'Phe exact maininer of his (leath i.
not kniown as no one was present inl
the same rooi when the accident oc
curred. \Vorknicj ov-erhead heard his
crics'for help and rushed down to his
assistance, but before the machinery
or electric current could be cut off he
was already beyond human aid.
Ir. Aldrich was in the employ of a
Greenville elce-tri.al contracting firm
aid hvad been on this job about two
months. It is said that the job iwas
about comlelted and he had already
made his arrangenents for leaving
Whenl the fatal accident occurred.
Have Not, Given Bond
Luther Timmons and Monroe Wil
lard, convicted of manslaughter and
sentenced to ten years at hard labor
during the last session of criminal
court in connection with the death of
City Policeman Hlosea Martin, are still
in the couity jail. They were granted
bond in the sum of $5,000 each by
Judge Wilson .pending an appeal to
111e supreme court, but yesterday they
had not provided the bond. Their at
torneys have made no announcement
of any clange in their 1plans to perieet
the appeal to the suprome court. On
aecount of the insecurity of the jail,
Sheriff Reid has had a night guard put
rn for the past few weeks at his own
About 1,200 Bides Signed Up in 'Thlis
County for Cotton Marketing.
Around 1,200 bales have -been signed
j-) in tills county for tie cotton mar
keting association, according to fiyurcs
Dompiled by 'Mr. J. S. Craig, county
chairman, and Mir. C. Tj. Vnughan,
,ounty demonstrator. M r. Vaughan
saild 1e expected to sign i) over a
thoind bales In the vicinity of Clil
ton just as soon a3 lie iL able to go ov
er the territory there.
Mril. Andrew Urlamlet'. Z'':.!t~ict SuPer
visor, is expected in 'the coulty Wed
Inesday nd Thursday of this week and
will -assist the couniy tcnumn1rator
in making a calvas of large cotton
Piil Drummond Loses Life Near
Fountalit Inn1. XNeck Brokent by
Wrecked Car.
Fountain Inn, March 26.-Paul
Dr'ummond, 25 years old, son of Mr.
andl Mirs. M. M. Drummnond of this
towvn, -was almost instantly killed
Lbout 11. o'clock this morning on the '
Laurens-Greenvillec higlhway about two
milos below here when tile iroadster ini
whlich lie wg.s iding with Arthur Witt
turned 'turtle and pinned 'him against
a bank, .breaking his neck. His comn- I
puanion, who was driving the cair at the
time of the accident escaiped unhurt,
althloughl the automobile was domnol
Mr. Wltt, according to information
here 'tonight, lost control of the car.
No inquest twas necessary.
Tho funoral wvill 'be held nt 4 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon, filowed by in
terment in Fountain Inn cemetery.
Besides his -parents Mr'. 'Drummond
ls survived by three 'brot'hors and four
sisters: Sam Drumimond of Fountain
Inn, and Mack and Robert il]rummond,
of Charlotto; Mrs. JLola Woismer, of
Gr'eenville; .Miss Combie Drummondl,
Oharlotte; and Mrs.- Salio 'Phillips and
Mlrs. D. C. Rogers, of Fountain Inn.
Mills Play Blall
TPhe Watts Mills ball team will play
the first gamne of .the season next Sat
ur'day on their 3iotne grounds with
the Judson Mills. 'The game will be
called at 3:30 IP, p .
Minstrel at 1Prinoeton
A ,minstrel will be' given by the
school boys at Princeto} soihool hous~e
on 8a'turday evenitng, April '1, begid
.ning a~t 7:30 o'clook, Admission will
be fifteen ane. twontf-(ve' cents. 1he
nubl-ic in 4ntited to oAtnd.
l'nille Is fnited to Prelilinary Orn
forical Afflir of igh S-hool.
A prelimilla'ry contest Will be ldehl
Priday night, Mar'ch 31st, at 8 o'clock,
inl tile (our1't house, to select represen -
tatives of the LauOrelens high school for
the anliill Couity high school decla
nlia tioni ald recitation contest.
The contests this year VlIl be hehl
in this city on April 7, and stroig
fforkt are beiig imle by every high
(lool in the county to take a leading
Part in the annual event.
ParIticipatilig ill the prelimillary
recitation contest for the Lauirens high
clool will be: Ru1lby Todd, Nell Ch'eek,
Kathe rine Hicks, Alabel Cu I lbertsoni,
ilnCes Knight, INI'gire't Knight,
ulini "Mildred 'France. The tvo boys
Who are to represent the school in
he declamation contests m-ill be
1hosen from the following: Roy Gas
[on, Rtothwell Finley, Thomas Wof
1ord and J. C. Pnson.
A mitisical program has been ar'
ranged by the school for Friday night
ind irediction for the evening is
hat, with imisic and oratory, the pib- I
ic which is cordially invited to come,
vill have a most (pleasant evening.
P'. L. Ie0lnins, of Charlotte, Painfully
Though Not Seriously Injured.
The second accident in the Watts
Mills within the week occurred yes
erday, when C. L. Hellams, of Char
otte, was injured while trying to
;hift a belt fromn one pulley to an
Mr. Iellains' injuries, while not con
ddered serious by the physicians 'who
ittended him, were painful, his left
LI-rm1 being burnt fr0111 the friction of
he belt. Mr. Hellams is 33 years old
Lnd in the employ of a Charlotte, N.
., contracting firm.
Irand Jury at Last Tierml of Court
Contributed $7.25 to Hosea Martin
The Hosea Miartin fund has been
Ltugiiented by $13.50 since the last re
tort published by The Advertiser. The
,,rand jury serving at the last term of
oirt made lip a contribution of $7.25
o the fund, \Ir. *W. Carl Wharton has
ubseribed $5.00 and Mr. T. B. 3lc
)anicl has handed in $1.25. The last
ained item .was derived from the
ale of ai old automobile tire owned'
oy the late ol11cer and turned over to
'he Advertiser.
The sum ne1w in hand amounts to
172.50. The Advertiser would be
,lad ;to receive further contributions
>efore the list is closed.
bEV. W1. it. HIDISON
Ias BUeel Misslomnry Inl Chinit More
Than 20 Years.
Rev. W. H. 'Hudson, 'who has been a
nissionary in China for more than
wenty years, will address the congre
tation of the First Presbyterian
Thurch next Sunday morning at .11
'clock. 'lie wvill also speak in the
4berty Springs church, in Cross 11111,
sunday evenIng at 7:30 o'clock.
Rev. C. T. Squires stated yesterday
.hat ha heard Mr. Hudson about ten
rears ago at a imissionary convention
n Lenoir, N. C., and that in the ad
lress Mr. .H-udson made at that time,
1c agave his audience nun insIght into
,ho social and religious conditions
whichi existed in Ohina, from the tipoint
>f view ot the Christian statesman.
l'ho subject of the Chinese people is
mn InterestIng one, Rev. Squires stat
3d, and is healt iwith by M3r. Hudson
n a broad manner. The .publIc is In
irited to hear him both at the Presby
terian church in Laurens and at Cross
Preacheos Farewell Sermon at Union
Meeting Sunday.
As a mark of esteem from the nin
haters of the city. tQ Rev. Wilnmot S.
Riolmes, a 'union meeting was held in
the Baptist church last Sunday even
Before the -fareweHl sermon was
preached by Rev, Holmes, he 'was honm
cred by each of the mInisters of the
city, who' #pok9 briefly of the ser
vice that Rev. Holmes had rendered
the city of liaurens during his sisy
Among the ministers present -at the
services were the Ttey. S. IH. Temple
man, Rev. C, T, Squires, Ney. .P. '.
Kitgo and the AY, Gtraves I, Knight.
lit Ills Ii 11 l ii ('lin n 111 Satuil urd1a1)
WV. 'I. \\'atts, former01 cor'oner of the
CoIlity anld well intowin citizel of Clin
ton, died at his hiome111 it Ciliton Sat
ll-day nliornilit after an illinss of
ahmoitt three weie;s. The deceased was
M year-s of : all deat vas (lut
lare o> co.,llicatiol, ilt-ident to
(ld ageC.
The fulnral ser\ices were held Suni
(lay aften'ltoont it { linlton', inter me it.
takinitg place ill in th' cemetery of the
P 1'e. II ' t V He t 1 ri I h ,'t. of WI I ic hIe1 hi(
l oi I,; bven a memllber.
The de(!.tth of .\V. \\'atts,- I't:nored an
Alther onle of the rapidily thinning linf!
1f grl clad Soldiers of tie ('onfeder
acy. It was related of him that whel
the \itr ol' Secession a11 OPlared immi
nient, .1\1'. Watts, whIo 'hlad thenl been
living it Ar!Wusas for several years,
packed hI; belongings on ia two-horse
wa1;gon1 an1d r'etilrled overland to his
ative stte, enlidstintg inI one of' the
sta-ly regiments. Ite fought gallant
ly in tie wari and retturid at its*
Iose to take tip the pursuits of peace
n Is niative county.
liesides taking an active interest in
>ublic affairs, serving as coroner or
.Ie tcouity at one time, tite deceased
vas an active church worker as a
nember of the Fi rst Presbyterian
hurch of Clinton.
lie Is sirvived by one son, T. M.
Watts, of Columbia, and three daugh
.ers, Mrs. J. Ii. Burdette, Mrs. Layton
,onyers and Miss Alice 'Watts.
L'o Discuss Whether or Not Schools
are to Hun Expected Time or Dis
coitlie When Funds are Exhausted
Whether or not the schools of the
:ounty are to continue to run for the
'nll tine originally int.ended when the
,,ear beganl or shall close' their doors
vhien present funds are exhausted,
vill 1e -the chtief question to be dis
issed at a meeting of school trustees
salied by Superintendent of Education
R. T Wilson to meet li the court house
saturday morning at II o'clock. Mr.
W'ilsoni sex-t out notices for the meet
ng the first of the week and ie is ex
)ecting a full attendance of trustees.
According to At'. Wilson a number
>! school districts have already over
Irawn their accoungts withx the county
reasurer-and a large number of war-'
'ants Issued by -trusteds have not been
tonored by tle treasurer on account of
ack of funds. The state superintend
mft of education has advised schools
tgailnst going into debt and Countty
superintendjent Wilson several weeks
igo -advised teachers in those school
listr-icts iw herc accounts were over
Irawnt that tiley woutld continue teach
ng at their Own risk and that they
night reasonably exqect a consider
tble delay in payment for their ser
Ices. So far, however, no schools
iave closed their doors at an earlier
late than originally decided upon.
Among other matters to 'be discuss
d at thte meeting wvill be the new
Ichool laws -lmssedl by tihe recent gen
trat assembly.
Surveys of Laurens Being Made by
Untderwriter Rep~lresenttitve.
3x'. E. J. Tryndale, of Nowv York City,
etpresenthing theo Sanbor'n Mlap Comi
lany, at'rived In Laur-ens last week
md1( will be here sever'al weeks mak
.ng surveys for a new fire insurance
tap of the city.
Trhe making of tihe map twill reqjuire
ifr. Tlyndale to inspect each x'esidence
tmd business house within the cIty
limits, so that he may make a diagram
f the 'premises.
Thxe last 'insurance map of Laurend
was made ten years 'ago aund since
then the~ro htave been many fire proven
tative measures adopted. These wvill
be noted in tile nlow map andl may re
duce .the insurance rate of tile city,
.Oyster Supper at Mountvillo
An oyster supper will ibe given at
the Mountville school house Friday
night. T1he publ~o is invited to attend,
Undergoes Opbration
'Mrs. James ,R. Davis underwent an
operation for appendicitis at a Spar
Ianburg hospital last Friday. It is
stated that the operation was success
ft, and that the patient Is rapidly re
Mro. tarl iWilson, of Gastonla, N. C.
is spending some time~ in the city wi
her father, Dr. L. E, Pu,1ler, and sis
ter. Mfri. Da A. Ahvi.*
Council Again Changes
Paving Plans
Coani uns i 'nnble to I'roce i I'a ing
Ihrick lit lrice .1rved on nMilh Conl.
I r(.1or and14 ( 'oniareie .\%t'reed on ink
V ivi' (If I Iinv rea sed ( *osI of H rich.
An'oth 11 aae m tlIhe plans for
f. avin' lur(i trel was made by
'ily coiuicil lolday nighl wlell it was
decided to Iuse coI cIret i Id II of
brick on this lhoroughf'are. After
a dramatic dis.cussiona of tile affair, the
con tralt was awarded to the General
ltoad, Drai nage and Construiction Com
pally, of Columbia, which held the'
contract for the 'brick paVing.
The council faced a dilemma when
it was discovered last week that the
city ,would be unable to buy paving
brick at a price (mioted to it several
months ago. Thinking -that the brick
would still be available at the quoted
price, the city, in its contract with
the contracting firm, made it a part
of the contract to furnish the brick.
Last week, when it was found that the
brick could not be procured at the
expected price, fihe city engineer, -Mr.
N. C. Illughes, .Ir., prepared st!eciflca
tions for concrete -work instead of
brick. These specifications were sent
to Mr. McCrady, president of the Gen
eral Road, Drainage and Construction
lCompany and to G. C. Odiorne, of
Clinton, with reqiuests that bids be
submitted for the work at the meet
ing Monday night..
When the -matter was called il
Monday night, the city clerk read a
letter from Mr. McCrady stating that
his company refused to go into a com
petitive bid for the proposed concreto
"vork 'as his concern already had a con
tract for brick work on the same street
and had assembled men and materials
for the job. lowever, the letter en
closed a price which his concern would
make on the concrete job, in view of
the fact th-at the city could not ipro
cure the brick. This price, Engineer
Ilughes advised the council, appeared
to be very reasonable.
Alderman Smith at this point moved
that the council award the contract to
Mr. McCrady's concern in view of tile
fact that a contract had already been
nade with him and that he had al
ready made plans to start work. His
motion was seconded 'by Alderman Ir
vin. At this point Mr. Ordiorno ar
rived. After heng given information
as to nyhat stage the council had
reached in the proceedings, lie said
that lie would not care to place his
bid before council unless lie knew
that the bids were to be acte d upon.
Mr. Smith then pressed his motion apid
it was carried by acclamation. Tihe
mayor, being asked to vote on the
(inestioni, v'oted to suiport the Smith
motion. Mfr. Odiorne then retired from
the meeting.
Mr. Hughes, speaking of the rela
tive cost of 'brick and concrete yes
terday, said that the cost of 'paving
Laurens street wvith brick under the
new prices wvhich the city would have
been -forced to pay, would have boon
'about $300 more than first estimated
andl that the 'cost of the concrete, as
bid 'lby Mr. McCrady, was a'bout $230
more than the original 'brick bid and
about $300 less than the estimated
cost under the neny' brick prices,
On pectition of citiz.ens of South
H-arper street, a resolution was adopt
ed .providing for the extension of the
'water line on South Hlauper street to
the city limits.
After acting on other routine mat
ters, council adjourned.
R~e-Elected Abbeville Mayor
At -the primary election held in
Abbeville last week Mr. J. Moore Mara
was again nominated to head the ad
ministration in .that city. Mr. Mars,
who married Miss Imogene Wilkes,
daughter of Mr. El.'H. Wilkes of this
city, has already served severaV terms
as. mayor of Abbevilie and swa% re
nominated last. week without by i'
tion. The financial conditin,'t'&
city Is 'said to 'be in a sl~i
dition, due to the sound 'businea~1.
g'of the mayor anid board oftialder-.

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