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Emergency Electric Plant of lBecdy
ltIver 'Power Company letgelves First
iea] Test Last Week. Now Supple.
imiling River Plants.
The emergeicy steam plant of the
Reedy River Power Company !which
has been under construction for the
i'ast several months, has .been prac
tically completed and was put into
service for the first -time last Tuesday
night about 7:30 o'clock just as the
large crowd of people was watching
the election returns in front of Tle
Advertiser ofilce. As the water in the
Reedy River, where the company's two
hydro-lectric plant.s are located, has
been at a low level on account of the
drought, the emergency iplant has been
iII operation most of the time, since the
opening night taking care of -light and
power consumers .who otherwise would
have been inconvenienced by the lack
of electric current.
The plant is located across the rail
road from the city water-works pump
in; station in the western section of
the city. Plans for the erection of .the
isrct were dirawn up last fall, follow
ing the revere drought of the sumnici
before, when the power company waE
unable to keep its hydro-electric plant,
running at full capacity. The build
Ing was begun during the winter, plam
being drawn by J. i0. Sirrine & Com
pany, of Greenville, and brick beinq
made at the Fleming brick yard undei
,the supervision of J. F. Harney, super.
intendent of the company, who als<
superintended the erection of the build.
Ing and the installation of the machin
ery. The -mechanical equipment con
sists of four 250 horse-power boiler
and two sets of Allis-Chalmers turbini
genci ators with accessory machinery
The building is erected with one sid<
of frame so that it may be unlargei
later if the needs rruiro it.
Speaking of the new plant, MIr. Har
ney said that it will materially solv
oIe of the most difficult problems tha
the power company has had to fac
in serving its customers. Nearly CV
cry summer, he said, when the Mwate
of the 'Reedy River reached low level
it bas been necessary to . shut dow
one or another of the power plants an
some times both of them. With th
steam plant supplementing the rvc
plants enough power will be availabli
he. said, to carry the full load unlei
an unusually severe dry spell come
Asked as to the time It will take I
fire up the boilers and start the ge
crators running, Mr. Harney said thi
it would-require a-bout an hour and
half. Where minor accidents occur i
the power line or at the river station
consuiers, lie said, should not becon
Impatien-t and exi)ect the steam plai
- to be fired up at once as it will cal
considerable ;waste of- fuel and' thn
In mot of such instances, lie said, tl
trouble can be remedied before ti
N steam plant can be qgut in operatic
The :plant will be use'd -pimaily
-said, where it is evident that pow
from the river -plants will be cut 4
for a considerable period.
Dr. Hugh R,. Black, Jr., to be Residei
Surgeon. Nurses Already Arrived.
Announcemuent was..made this we
that the Julia Irby hospital, which li
boon closed fpr over a year' and Whui
has been undergoing repairs for si
eral weeks, w.ill be re-opened ni
Monday morning. The hospital ai
'be under the inanagement of Docti
Hugh 'It Black, ,Sr., Dr. S. 0. Black S
Dr.-'Hugh R. Black, Jr., all of Sparti
Dr. H-ugh R. -Black, Jr.; w.ill arr
in 'the city the latter part of the W4
-and- take up his residence at the h
pitAl and be In direct charge of
institution. The other two doctors i
caritinlue to reside in'Spartanb~urg
will. 4e called in when -the occas
demands it.
Qatiiedng for 'Singers
M~r. Thos. .B. Childress ias annou
od a nieeting of siugers to 'be hok<
the court house $unday afternc
September '24, beginning' at 2 o'cl<
-'-All singers-in thfcounty or others
terebted in music are invitedl to- atti
ed Childress states that several i
d silgers froml but ofie .eQuenty
badn inited'and4 th ati Ngb/A 'Y
Uion Service to be Held at First Bap.
tist Church Sun day Evening.
Union seivices, in which all the
churches of the city will participate,
will be held at the First Baptist
church next .Sunday evening at 8
o'clock when farewells will be express
ed to Rev. S. H. Tentpleman and his
family before their departure for
Elizabeth City, N. C., where Mr. Tom
pleiman goes after October 1st. The
call for the union service was issued
by the local ministerial union through
its secretary, Rev. C. T. Squires, and
is as I llows:
"In order that we may express our
appreciation and esteem for the pas
tor of the First Baptist church, the
other up-town churches will worship
at the Baptist church next Sabbath cv
ening at 8 o'clock, to bid God-speed
to our beloved brother the Rev. -Sam
uel '1. Templenian, who leaves next
week for Elhizabeth City, N. C.
"Secy. Ministerial Union."
Louis A. Beard, of St. Louis, Calls for
11elp In Being Elected President.
Snys Harding "Not Smart Enough.1
If there is anybody in Laurens who
has not made up their minds as to
whom they are going to support ofr
President in 1924, they might .take oin
Louis A. Baird, of St. 'Louis, Mfo., now
at the iNational Soldiers Home in Vir
ginia. Baird is putting on a -postal
card campaign for the . R'.epublican
nomination and has enlisted the heli
of the newspapers, including The Ad
vertiser, to whom h6 has addressed a
postal card setting forth his qualifi
cations fo. the office besides giving v
few .ide-lights on ,candidates aid plat
forms. Mr. Baird admits that he is "f
distinguished man", although he -i
"small, bald-headed and a bacholor.'
- Mr. Harding, lie thinks, is "too old, no
3 smart enough."
t For the information of those whI<
a might want to support Mr. Baird nex
- year, his .postal card is printed, as fol
V lows:
s Baird for Reipublican president, 192
ri nomination. I deserve your help i
I you could learn all facts. I have mad
c sacrifice to be what I profess to be.
r am a small man, age 44, lawyer, -bach
, elor, bald-headed hero of Spain wa
. and P. 1. insurrection 1$99; a Roose
. volt Bull ,Moose too. T am a distin
0 guished man, was honored -by somn
- votes. of national delegates for presi
t dential nomination of 1920 conventio
a at Chicago, Ill. Hurrah! "Dixie". On
* of my grandparents came from Nort
, Carolina about 1820 to Illinois. I wa
e a "Dixie" soldier 1898 in a Texas vo
t unteer infantry regiment in Cuba. V
e need a new president. Mr. I-larding
. a poor executive, too old, not sma1
e0 enough.- One term is enough. $400,00
es Don't you agree too?
n.__ _ _ _ _ _ _
Civic League Plans Flower Show
The Civic League of Laurens
planning a lovely fall flower show
be given sometime in the beginning
October. The show Is not only for tl
women of sbaurens, but any of the w
men of the county who have prot
nflowers are invited to compete. Mai
valuable .prizes wvill be given for t:
e- best exhibits of autumn blooms. Fit
as or a .banquet or an oyster supper w
cl be given by the leaguie on the nig
Vof the show.
ixt Further announcemee. of domm
tees in charge and of diass'of flowE
rs iil be med .in t)ie stod' futur'e.
ad the meantime the weirn4 are asked
n-care for their plants so that a mm
of beautifsul ehibite n ay' be' showl
l I rs. Albert 'Dia:l he .rturned fra
k a ysit to Mrs. Chdt Od'Clhoun
he 'Miss .Beulah **a1le *h a returi
home fifter spending ~tisummer
bUt the mountains.
To Work Ojjinio jIad Next
Mr, George Andersons who with
Artemus 1Long, is in chargo of tihe t,
n- si reads under the stato highway
ji jpar'tnent; said yesterday that
Ofn, force had been able to partially sino
uck. -off the troad between Owings and We
In' tain Inn since the showers of a day
ads two ago, but that the rain had
ift .beertG uffleient to allow- them to. ci
SV pht th$ Job. Tii" Weathor mar~
~ujtl~~ l asid iaby ioped to. fff
Stato Iighiay Engineer Says Contract
for Top-Soll Work May be Lael by Oe
tober 15th.
The contract for the completion of
the top-soil road -between% Ora ond
Watts Mills may be let by October 15,
according to a letter received .\onday
by W. R. MdCuenl, secretary of the Lau
rens Business League, from Chas. 11.
cGloorefleid, state highway engineer.
In his letter to Mr. McCuen, Mr.
Moorefleld states that his department
I. expecting every clay the approval of
the -project by the department at
Washington. The preliminary doc u
ments, he states, were mailed to Wash
ington August 10th and so far as he
knows no objection has been raised
regarding the acceptability of tile pro
ject. Ordinarily, be says, about six
weeks elapses betwen the submission
of a project and its approval where no
objections are raised.
President Harding Expected to VetO
Veterans' Bonus Bill. - May Pass Ov.
er ills Head.
Washington, Sept. 16.-Information
that President 'Harding had made up
his mind deflnitely to veto the soldiers
bonus bill reached senate leaders today
from some of his close advisers. They
said his message of disapproval would
be sent to the house next Tuesday.
After receiving this word, the ima
Jority leaders made a preliminary
canvass of the senate, which was
said to have shown 34 votes agains
over-riding a veto, or two more that
the number necessary to prevent fina
enactment of the bonus legislation.
This margin was understood
however, to be. regarded by soen
friends of the president as too narrov
and they expect Mr. Harding to cal
several senators to the White Ilous
beforo Tuesday for a discussion of tlh
situation. With many senators absen
from Washington, it was asserted .b;
some that it was dieficult to assess sen
ate sentiment at this time.
Many of the absentees, it was statec
could not possibly get back to Wash
ington in time to vote. Five senator
are in 10urope, while .four others ar
in the far west. Several others will 1
detained by their own illness or tha
of nembers of their families. Ever
effort will be made to pair absentee
but it was explained that it might nc
be possible to pair all of them and
was conceded that the absence of pail
in even a few cases might have a mi
d terial effect on the outcome.
a Mr. 'larding's advisers expect hi
e to set forth in vigorous manner li
reasons for a veto. From the first I
has insisted that bonus legislatic
a should carry a method of financing
t and lie also has voiced disapproval
r"plece-meal" payment to the Wor
le War veterans, declaring that it won
rbe better to postpone payment than
make it in such a manner.
ofShould the bonus be returned to t
id house, managers of It there plann
Ito move promptly to pass it over t
veto. The general belief at the caplil
ofwas that far more than the necessai
two-thirds majority could be obtain
id there to over-ride the veto.
The bonus bill, bearing the aigr
tures of Speaker Gillette and Pro
dent Pro-Tempore Cumnmins, of I
(Tj senate, was taken to the Wh~
H~ouse late today by Chairnm
of 'Riekettes, of the house committee
enrolled bills, and Ropresentat
ay Thompson, another republican mem1
d- from Ohio. Generally bills are tra
of mitted to the executive oflices aby hol
>er messengers.
>d- As the treasu-ry had closed for
Ilr. day at that time, the bill remali
the at the White Ihouse, It is expeci
ted however that ft will be sent Moni
te to Secretary 'Mellon for his oxai
em tion ,and an opinion. This is the no
Iar course of .proceduro. From
by treasury it would be returned to
ray president for his actioni.
sod Just before the bonus reached
Iof White IHouso, there was presentec
mnd the eigecutive offices a "request" to
on, president from the Chamber of C
it- ifieree of the United States to veto
the 'bill1. The request, in~ the form<
brief, was uaccothi~anled by 6. 10I
aed fro~m President Julius 1. Barnes,
th( 'go tdi"iering's cnd4'aticI
MR . . . SMITH
Wlie of J. C. Smith, President of the
Mank of Waterloo, Dies After Mucb
.Mrs. Genevieve Wharton Smith, wife
of J. Caspar .Smith, president of the
Bank of Waterloo, died at the family
residence in Waterloo Saturday night
at 9 o'clock o'clock after an illness of
several months during which she was
a constant sufferer. She had been
gradually growing weaker for soie
time, so her death was not unexpected
though it came as a great shock to her
many friends In .this and adjoining
The funeral services were held .iI
the Waterloo 'iethodist church, in
which she had been a constant and de
vout worker for many years, Monday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. A large con
course of sorrowing friends and rela
tives followed the body to the church
and from thence to the graveyard on
the opposite side of town where the
interment took place. Many leading
ministers of the 'lethodist church
from all sections of th6 state were
present, including Dr. John 0. Willson,
president of Lander college, IDr. E. S,
Jones, pastor of the First Methodist
church at Greenwood, Rev. J. Rhett
Turnipseed, of Spartanburg, Rev
-lev. James P. 'KIlgo,.of Columbia, Rev
P. F. Kilgo, of Laurens, Rev. J. T. Mil
ler, of -Pendleton, Rev. J. C. Roper
of Chester, Dr. A. N. Brunson, A
Greenwood, Rev. J. R. T. Major, o
Rock Hill, Rev. Booth, of Ninety SI)
and others. Among those present al
so was a committee from the Jos. B
Korshaw Chapter, United Daughters o
the Confederacy, of Laurens, of whic
>.lrs. Smith had long been a devote<
member. The music for the service
was lead by the quartet of the Uppe:
6outh Carolina conference, of vllcl
Rev. Turnipseed Is leader. Rev. J. 1
SLupo, her postor, conducted the ser
vices, assisted by others of the visit
Ing ministers, Dr. John Willson sayinj
Lthe benediction.
Mrs. Smith was ft daughter of :th
late Col. John 'H. Wharton and wa
46 years of age. Besides her husbane
she is survived by two sons, J. C., Jr
and Robert, besides the followin
brother and sisters: W. Carl Whartor
of Waterloo; Mrs. Alouzo Keller an
'Mrs. Andrew Taylor, of Greenwood
Mrs. T1. C. Fuller, of Waterloo, an
'Mrs. Jonas P. Gray, of Woodruff.
e idiolw of Late 8. J. Craig Died at h(
home Near Ora Sunday Night.
Mrs. Jane McCarley Craig, widow 4
the late Samuel J. Craig, of Ora, dl(
atber home a short distance from O
Sunday night about 1.1 o'clock. TI
D funeral -was held Monday afterpoop
Old Fields Presbyterian church,
which she had been for many years
member, Rev. Mr. Woodworth conduc
Ing the services assisted by Rev. C.
s Squires. A large number of peol:
o from many sections of the county we
f present to pay their last respects.
eo The deceased was about 81 years
- age. She is survived by two sogs 'a
y two daughters, as follows: S. J. Cra:
y of Ora; N. A. Craig, of Greenwoo
e and Misses Lizzie and Belle Craig,
.. Ora. She is also survived by a ste
Ill son, J, S. Craig, son of her husba
t b~y an earlier marriage.
tYoung Couiple Joined In the Bondis
.Wedlock While Seated .in nn Auto.
ir That romance is not dead In Gi
*' Court, wvas attested by an unusual sv
m ding that took 'lace on the campus
In the Miethodist church on Septemn
tho ninth when iss Pool, .of Wo
id raft, was united In marriage to
IGolden, of Augusta. Throughout
cer'emony the bridal couple renmal
. oeed in their automiobileo with'
frlouds' who: had .accompanied th'
i. grouped about them in the car.
OP- The~ ceremony wits porformncd
d- the 'Rev. C.- W', Watson, of the 0
is 'Court Mlothodist church, whto at
th with one foot on the running boaii
in- the car and the other on the gro
or as he unitedi the couple.- 'irs. Watf
ot tihe wife of thie miniister, with her,
m- tie dte.,hter-, Margarot, witnesoed
State Cheist lieports Water of Goodl
Quality and Free Fromt Contamlna
Although not risking any comments
oil tWe taste of the local water suipply
State 'Chemist F'. L. Tarker, Jr., of
Charleuton, in his periodical report as
reccived by the board of health last
week, gave the local water supply a
clean bill of health insofar as baterial
indications of contanination were
concerned. Prefacing his bacteri.l
analysis with the usual chemical anal
ysis which the lalety doesn't generally
understand, the bacterial analysis was
as follows:
Bacterial indications of contamina
Remarks-Analysis indicates water
to be of good quality and free from
cont 1 inination.
The analysis was made from a san
ple sent by the local superintendent of
water supply and received by the
chemist September b'h.
It will be recalled that the local
board of health early in the summer
recommended that water from the lo
cal supply be boiled before use as a
measure of precaution. Dr. W. D. Fer
guson, chairman of the board, saidl
yesterday that the findings of the state
chemist were not unexpected by the
board and that its recommendation as
to boiling the local water before use
was intended merely as a precaution
against contaminations which might
creep in between reports of the chem
ist and that this precaution is still
Because of the objectionable taste of
the water supply, 'both 'before and af
ter boiling, many local pcople this
summer, as in past summers, have
been using water from 'Holnies spring
and from the deep well at the country
Rev. l'mn. A. Massebeau, Former Pas'
tor of B1uncombo St. Church, Passes
3 Johnsonville, Sept. (17.-Rev. Wil.
liam Augustus Massebeau, widel3
t known Methodist minister, died her
7 today after a long illness. ie wil
- be buried in Chester on Tuesday.
Rev. -Mr. Massebeau was born ilh
Spartanburg, July 13, 1866, the soi
- of Rev. John B. Massebeau. le grad
s uated froi Wofford college in 188
) and taught scho at Smithville fo
o two years. Afterward lie was prini
,t cipal of lenron Academy in Darling
Y ton county for two years. ie wa
4, licesecd to preach by the Darlingto
>t circuit quarterly conference in 180
it and in 1893 was admitted to the Sout
's Carolina conference at S'umter.
L- IHe married Miss Rosa Oliver Cai
son of Orangeburg county June 3
1i 1890. Ie was pastor, at various time
is of Grace church, Union; Grecnwoo
to Ridgeville, Central church, Spartat
in burg; Buncombe street church, Greei
it ville, and others. Me served elgl
Df years on the church's 'board of il
Id 'sions and the conference board of e
Id ucation and was delegate. to the gel
to eral conference in 1914.
lie Is surviy- 'I by his wvidow, 01
.1e son, John Masst >au of Johnville, al
od three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Cart<
le Chester; Mrs. Thurston Bolari
oh Springfield, and Milss Frances Mass
ry beau, of Johnsonville.
51- . .___
he Gray Court and O'wings to have Ma
Ito ket Days Each Week for Benefit
an School Association.
on 'Announcement has been made fri
Lye Gray Court .that the 'ladies of
>er Gray Court-Owings School Impro
as- menlt association ,is to hold a mnarl
ise (lay on Saturday of each week at G1
Court and Owings wvhen farm 11
the garden produce form the surround:
led country .is to be sold co-operativ
.ed, and the proceeds be used for the
lay stallation, of a lighting ' and wa
na- .plant in tihe school building mainata
gu.- ed by the two townas. The first mar
the .day is to bhe held Saturday, Septem
the 23, 'when markets will be operated
both amy Court and Owings,
the In sending out the notice of
at marketing days, the~ committee
the urged all house-keepers to visit
ain- market early 'before the produec
the picked over or exhausted.
>f a
tter Preaching at Gray Court
who Preaching service will ,be helt
f, lor'ro Presbyterian cohiurch, C
P t..extpudayafernon
Crushed by Train in Shiftig Yard of
Seaboard Raillroad Near Columbia.
M. Shell Swygert, son of Mr. Brooks
'Swygert, of this city, met with a fatal
accident in the C"ayce yards of the Sea
board Air line railroad on the out
skirts of Columbia last W~rednesday
morning and died a few hours later
at, the Baptist hospital where he was
carried immediat(Iy after the accident.
IlIs father rushed to Columbia by au.
lomiobile inmmediately after he was no
tifled of the accident, but (id not ar
rive until after his son had passed
away. Mr. Thos. 1. Swygert, a broth
er of the deceased, who also lives in
Columbia, was on his way to Atlantic
City and was advised by wire of the
accident but he was not able to reach
here until after the funeral.
Mr. Swygert had been employed by
the Seaboard railroad in the Cayce
yards for about three weeks. Previ
ously lie bad been employed by tho
Southern. The aceldent occurred -when
he was about to couple two freight
cars, but exactly how it occurred has
not been learned here except that he
was crushed betwen one car that was
standing still and another one ap
proaching from the rear.
The -body was brought here Wednes
dlay evening and the funeral services
took place from the home of Capt.
Swygert Thursday afternoon, interment
taking place in the Laurens cemetery.
The services were conducted by Dr. A.
.1. Bowers, of Greenwood, assisted -by
Dr. i-. A. McCullough, of Columbia,
and Rev. S. 11. Templeman and Rev.
P. F. Kilgo, of this city.
The deceased was 36 years of age
and has lived in Columbia for the past
few years. He is survived by his wife,
a native of Colunbiac, his father, Capt.
Brooks Swygert, his stop-mother, one
brother, Mr. Thos. I. Swygert, and one
sister, Mliss Sarah Eliza Swygert, a
student at 'Converse college.
: By close attention to his duties and
kindly unassunming character he had
made ianv friends in Columbia while
hih death was a sad b)lw to his many
friends with whom he ha1d grown up
- North ('aroilna Sheriff Orders fle Re
lease of Prisoner.
. Augusta. Ga., Sept. '15.-Chief of
11 Police C. E. Grulbs this morning re
2 ceived a wire from Sheriff R. E.
1 Lewis of Robinson County, N. '., or
daring hiti to releaso Frank Summers,
35, who yesterday confessed to the
, killing on February 19, 1921,.at Mart
i, otta, N. C., of 'Manning Ford.
1, According to Sheriff Lowis' message
I- there is no record of the murder and
- authorities have failed to find any body
t in the vicinity in which Hie alleged
- crine was committed.
I- Chief Grubbs has wired the attorney
iof North Carolina for further instruc
to Summers is .being held in the local
d jail, ,and will be held until a reply is
r, received.
d, In a signed statement Summers said
e- that lie killed *Ford with an axe after
a quarrel over whiskey and that he
carried the body a quarter of a qmile
from his home near which the killing
~'S occurred and left it near a little used
ir- 'Local police officers say that they
0f were ti'Dped off by Sunmmners' wife whlo
is now in Augusta. She foll~o-d he"
nn husband who left North Carolina about
lie sevens weeks after the alleged killing.
'o- .Suniners was arrested Ttuesday on
ot a charge of disorderly conduct, Ques
ay tioned by the police he <lenied having
nd killed a man, but when shown a coat
ng said to have been the propeorty of Ford
ly hiesbroke dlown and told of the alleged
in- killing.
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