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VOLUME XXXVIII. -LAURENS, $OUT" CAROLINA, WEDNESDAy, OCTOBER 11, 1922.NUBR1
CONG[S[D DOCK[T GETS BIG R[ULF TWO WEEKS OF CRIMINAL1 COURT RESITLTS IN LARGE NUMBElR OF CONVICTIONS. JAIL SENTENCES AMRMEGATE 35 YEARS. . Sentences liggregating thirty-five years with alternate lines of $475 we'e Passed on thirty-two prisoners by Judge iHayne F. Rice in the two weeks of general sessions court which ended Thursday afternoon. Besides these, three sealed sentences were handed down, live mistrials were. ordered and twenIty cases were continued. Only two cases resulted in acquittal and one prisoner was sent to the state'hos pital for the insane. Twenty cases, involving principally passing of bogus checks and disposing of iproperty un der lien), were nol prossed by the so slicitor upon the payment of costs or by settlement out of court. With this record of achievement, the crinilnal court docket, which was greatly crowded, was greatly relieved 'but the burden was passed to the chain gang which wis already crowded. In no case of conviction of the pro hibiting laws did Judge, . Rice' vary from his rule of giving jail sentences. Aiong the cases tried before court adjourned was that of D. -P. Curry, lo cal stock dealer, who was convicted of simple'assault as a result of the dif flculty on the streets of Laurens a few weeks ago in which W. W. Smith re calved painful injuries about the head. Ilis sentence was a fine of $100 or 30 days. Mr. Curry entered a peian of self defense, testifying that Mr. 'Smith wast endeavoring to strike him and he returned the blows. Others found guilty were as fol lows: J. C. Kirby, disposing of property under lien, sealed sontence. George Ha1mrNon, .;aie charge, scaled sentence. lienry iPhelps, dik)osin.( of property unideir lien, sealed sentence. Charley Wilf-iims, disposing of pro perty u ndr lien, sealed sente'nce. Wash Mil'ln, -who, was convicted at tihe March terni for assault and bat tery. not having perfect(ed his appeal, was resentenced tpserve 18 months. John 'Henry 'Davis was sentenced to eight mnonths after he pleaded guilty to a violation of the prohibition law. Henry Hembree was acquitted on a charge of assault and battety. Will t'loyd came clear on a charge of larceny. A mistrial was ordered in the case against Fletcher Hill on a whiskey charge and the same result was made in the trial of ILowis Jackson and Henry Clardy on a similar charge. ItECOID GRAMD@kATING CLASS All But Three of Last Year's Gradunt lug Class it High School ,Now in C(1ollege. An ihteresting fact in connection *with the last graduating class of the Laurens high '1ichool is that, in addi tion to having abeen }the largest class in the history of tiles hig I school, all except three are no0w in college. The three w'hd remained at 1'home are, all employed as stenographlers in local of flees. The names of the members of the class whio are in college and the names of thfschools whichl they are attend >ing &re: Rebecca Adams, Chicora: WVilli Albright and 'Herman Taylor, Clem son; 'Nathan Ba rksdale, 'Doran Bram lett, Cecil Brown, !Furman; iMarion B~lackwell, Mary Boyd, Margare\ Cole man, Allie (losnell, Toccoa. Gray, Tra lah 'Henry, 'Maly Tiudgons; Eula/Mae Martin, -Louise Smith, Ev4 Tailor, an4d Ruth Watson, Winthrop; Alma Colenianl, dreenvifle Womnarl's College; Lois Fuller, Col-umbia College; Em wiett Jesseq, 'Ohio State University; M latie'iMoore, Anderson 'College; J lack Miller and Martin Teigtue, .Davi'dson; Sarah~ ml1lza Swfgert,. Converse; Ger man Thompison, Wofford; Maggie Win go, Coker ICollege. Appointed fpeola Judge 2 Frpnic P. McGowan, Esq., ot tlils ulty, was appointed 0. special judge by, Gov. Hiarvey last twe6k .to hold the termi -ofcoimon pleas court at Sum Ster feginning Octobert13, The appoint-, esmot wasi nmade uplon the regerninen< tiel1 of Chief Justice. Gary, At t1h - e time Meidej l Sth, g.et *p~hfohAingd to p0kIe4 SUCCESSFU, IEIETIN ON JI3MlE QUAIIY Large 'Num1ber of Interested Listeners at Meeting in Interest of Lime Quarry Neuar* Ware. Shoals. A large nu-nmber bf interested 1peo Ple of the 'Poplar Springs communityI attended the mecting promoted large ly by -Sen. 'Dial last Friday in the Poplar Springs community of this county. -Sen. IDial, IG. 'L. Jeffords, for age crop specialist, and C. G. Cush man, extension dairy husbandman of Clemson college, addressed the meet ing on the possibilities of establishing a limo quarry in that section. Local veople poilted out the fact that there was a rich deposit of lime in the na tivo rock and plans were discussed for lmaking the quarry a community enterprise and furnish lime to local farmers for the upbuilding of the soil. Senator Dial stated that lie knew of no other stat! in the United States which could col'e With South Carolina in growing a complete system of feeds for its necessities. le also stated that the community might be the garden spot of JLturens county if the farmers could realize upon their natural re sources. In speaking of his congres sional duties -he said that lie was fos tering a bill ill an attempt to control cotton futures by requiring the grade of the staple and the fulfillment of the contract every time that a contract was taken upon the market. S. L. Jeffords, forage cropsspecial Ist, also addressed the meeting and brought out the fact that lime was im portant in the growing of legumes. lie also duoke upon the possibilities of lime as a foundation for the building up of .better soil. C. G. 'Cushman, extension dairyman, spoke upon a balanced ration, giving the facts that a man could lose by giv Ing an animal too much feed and could lose by feeding an unbalanced ration. le also.pointed out that lime being an important factor in nourishing the ani mal it should also Jbe included in the feeds given the animal and cannot be unless there is plenty of lime in the soil. COTTN0 PRODU CTION REDUCED BY IAINS Damage by Precipitation Greater than That Caused by Boll Weevil. Saluda, Oct. 9.- According to reports of B. 11. Hare, agricultural statistician in South 'Carolina for the division of crop and live stock estimates, United States department of agriculture, 91e condition of cotton in the state on September 25 was 38 per cent. of nor mal, against 40 tier cent. onl August 25 and 60 per cent, on July 25. The condition on September 25 last year was 40 per cent, the ten year aver age -on the corresponding date being 62 per cent. The indicated production is 620,000 [bales, against 755,000 last year 'and 1,639,000 In 1920. Speaking of the report, Mr. Hare says: "The condition ifigure of 38.per cent is probably the lowest of record and is due more to the excessive rains it Jude, July and early August than bol11 weevIl infstation, olthough the weevil did considerable dlamage in manny sections throughout the state." Condition for the entire United States On September 25 was 50 ,i)er cenlt of normal, comp~ared with 57 per' cent on August 25 thig year' and 42.2 per cent on September 25, last year(, tile tenl year average being 59.5 pCer cent. -The present condition forecasts a lproduction of 10,135,000 bales, the production last year bei1ng 7,953,641 bales; two years ago 16,439,603; three yeairs ago 11,420,763 and four years ago 12,040,532 'bales. 'Conidition in other' states is -ag fol lows: Virginia 03 ,per coplt, p4ot4~aro lina 59 per cent', Gorgifa 3', florida 55, Alabama 55, 'Maisesii'.i 64, Ioulsi tuia 5.3, Texas- 52, 'Ar1eaflds 67, Ten niessee 56, Missour.i 70,'O1hlahogia 42, dalifornia 80, arid -isona 8O. ~The estimated, 1?eld toi- eouth~ Caro,' lina is 020,000 ibel4s. The Laur'ens high h1, eirw1 play Ahe Grayg school on 'the local tgf 'hr~wr afternoon at 3:3.0 o'cloek AC g~ M dope giveg out frqm L~aureng head quarters a good game is in prospect. The locals playeddtheir first gAme last Frid y, going udp against the hitrong Dtealburg.Leeaslle aggregation and losing iby a sdore of. ' 'to 0. 'The lo. dals'.were outwetshed, but gave a good aceount of tpemselWies Mr. Bamn Watts, of lum~bial spent towEiteb4 With 1115 jab1ad tant, Nr, antd Mz'ui W.1 ;-MoPhail RIESUMES HEAUltM Cotton Mihi Deal Involves Large Sum A'n adjourned sitting of referee' Ir'n-t in t1h1e case of certain stockhold ers against *he Watts cotton mills in volving a suit for something like $500, OO, will be convened today by Judg( Frank P. McGowan, referee. The liro1 hearing. of the suit was had June 21 and 29, when the hearing was adjourn until after Mr. McGowan could hold t session of court as 'q)ecial judge al York. Meantime he had to underg( hospital treatment and o'nly recentl3 has he .been able to be at -his ollice anc about his work. Mr. 1McGowan said 'Monday that th( hearing would be resumed today anc probably would be concluded within j ilay or two. ie expects to render hi riccision in the case at the fall tern :f cominon pleas court next month. Plaintiffs in this case allege that or April 7, 1909, an issue of preferre( itock in the sum of $200,000 was au thorized and 'subsequently issued by the Watts Mills company. It is furthei illeged that' it was provided that "all )f the said preferred stock of this ts ue outstanding on April 21, 1921, shall m said date be redeemed and paid ofi l)y the corporation at par, plus acerue(l ind unpaid dividends. Notwithstanding this agreement [)laintiffs allege that no part of the principal and accrued dividends on the itock have, been paid, although thc late for such payments has passed, Judgment is sought ,by themselves antd tler stockholders in the amount of ieir stock, plus dividEnds and inter 3st, amounting to approxinately .$500,. )00. In its reply so far submitted the de 'endant comipany says that after thi itock of~ $200,000 was issued it was iccessary to make another lssuc imouniting to $750,000, whigh, accord ng to a resolution of the stockholders vas made first preferred stock with nc inte of natturity. The company can lot at this time retire both stock is ues and the $750,000 issue must4be re ired before the one now uiderilitiga ion. The plaintiffs are represented in the suit by 'lilman, 3ays & Featherstonc )f Greenwood and Blackwell & Sulli an, of Laurenls. The Watts.Miills coin lany is represented by Iiayneswortli SHlaynesworth and W. (. Sirrine of :ireenville. PAY ADVANCES ON MUCH COTTON 4rowers' Cooperative Association Re. celves Many -Shipments of Staple. The South Carolin, Cotton Growers Jooperative association paid advances idonday on 2,704 bales of cotton deliv red to the association Saturday at its rarious receiving stations and ware louses over the state. This was the argest delivery made 'in a single day Oince the assQelation began to func ion, althpigh there has been a steady nerease in the deliveries since the first lay of the association's operations, ac sording to oficials of tile organization. The 2,704 abalen on which tile asso yiationl paid the initial advane Mon lay do nlot represent tihe total deliv. ry Saturday. Many -of the mlembhert nlave not yet sent inj thleir warehousc receipts and iils of lading. Ofliciale >f the organization expressed confi lence last night thlat over 3,000 b~aieE were delivered Saturday. Tis is be. leved to be the largest delivery to any lssociation Saturday excepting gos5 sibly Oklahoma and Texas. The Okla ioma association hand a -delivery of 3, 195 bhales onf Monday, October ?, A teleggan received by officials of the 'South Uai'olian association fron D. L. Stealey, general manager of the Dklhoma association, said: "What is believed to bo the great. est Volume of .business ever done *b5 farmers' cooperative Qrganization irl singl'e day was hasndled aby tile Okila ihia., 'Cotton Growers' associatior LiQtday .when 3,196 'bales of cotter wei'e delivered 'by memnbers. Advancet t6f members Monday / totalled $181,. 6,97, The association is receivini b~ire cotton every, day than on thi r*'ie4bonding day last year." Tlk~ Oltahoma association functioned Iasi year. Cottory GWimings Cotton 'ginnings in this coumity up t< September 25 were 4,049 balep, accord ing'to d~gures given out by:C. W, M~l Oraty/ crop statistioiqa for the counil ty. To last yegr at th~ same dat 10,102 bales ha4 #een ,sinned, r'ppsi sentlIigt1ItilqlessVhbnA'tltrd'p$ th4 to' fr 11E(3INS MONDA Wielders of Rackets to Contest fo SlIfer CIIp al Hols Terre Club. Wielders of the tennis rackets ViI OcCUPY the center of the stage at th Bols Teire countiry club for the majo part of next week and the followin week when the first annual tenni tournament will be held. Plans fo the tournament were finally lal(i at meeting of tennis players at the clul house 'Monday evening. Dr. C. I Spencer of Clinton, will 'have genera supervision of the matches. At the meeting Monday night it wa: decided to secure a silver trophy cui to remain in the Club house on WI the names of successful contesta. will be engraved each year. Under the program of play as out lined at the meeting, all single match es will be played next week, beginnini Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Ooi bles will be played the following week beginning Tuesday, October 24, at o'clock. The following names have been en tered for the tournament in both sin gles and dou'bles: J. W. Todd, Jr., R It. Nickels, Thos. Rideout, C. S. Link AXllie Lee, Geo. d. Wright, .1. F. Black mon, all of Laurens; Dr. Whitten, 'W P., J. F., Jr., and T. ). Jacobs, Johit Spratt, It. 14,. Ferguson and Geo. Cor nelson, of Clinton. In the elimination contests, begin ning Tuesday, 'Todd will play Whit tei, Nickels will play Jacobs, W. .1. Rideout will play Link, Jacobs, T. D will play Spratt. Wednesday after noon Ferguson will play Lee, Cornel son will play 'Wright, and Jacobs, J. F. will mlay -Blackion. Successful con testants will compete Thursday after noon for place in the semi-finals whici will be played Friday afternoon. Finalh will be played off Saturday afternoon when the fastest playing of the weel is expected. Tle contests in douibles will star off the following Tuesday afternool with Blackmon and Spratt playli Ferguson anl Cornelson ; and Wrigh and Link playing Whitton and .lacobs T. I).: Nickels and Todd playing 1e and ideout; Jacobs, J. F. andN W P drew a bye and were aitoiaticall: thrown into the semi-finals. Semi finals will be played Wediiesqay an< finals Thursday. The tournament is expected to at, tract a great deal of interest amonj the club members. As one of its prim; objects is to promote interest in thi: branch of athletics, It Is hoped that large nuin'ber will be present to wit ness the contest. ARTISTIC ORGAN IECITAL Prof. 0. M. Tully, Assisted by Loea Singers, fane leeltal .Friday Even Ing. Music lovers of Laurens were givei a treat at the organ recital last Fri (lay night under the auspices of th, 1pworth League by Professor Owe] Tully, of Oreenwood, at the Firs Methodist church. 'Hie was assisted b: Miss .Jennie Shealy, Mrs. J. F. Black maon, 'Mrs. TV. L. 'Marchant and .Mrs. C TV. Lati1mer, who sang several charm lng selections. In spite of the -inclemency of th weather, a large crowd wvas gathered the church being mnor~e than half filled Professor Tuilly, by request, chos mostly old favorites for his selectiom well known classical pieces, ncgra melodies and 01(d songs. lHe was abl to bring out the tone of the fine pip organ of the Mlethodist church to per fection. He also accompanied th songs of the ladies, whose selection met .with the highest aipproval of th audience. A silver collection was taken. iu during the concerg to pay the expense of the recital. lievival at Holmes Street Church I1t'ev. Sam TV. Cruech, superintenden of the Southern Industrial Homi Spartanburg, -will conduct a reviva for the Holmes Street Methodie church, of ILaurens, 'beginning TPhurd day nigtht, October 12th. All service will be 'held in the auditorium of th mill school building, and w'ill begi promptly at 7:30 -P. M. 'Mr. Creec is a well known minister of rare pul pit abillity who has had many year successfuli oxperlence In revival worn Miss Virginia Shealy will act as orgari 1st during the ten days of the -mneei ing, aIr. and Mrs. 'W. IU. Gray, Mfr.' an Mirs. :Dial Gray athd Mrs. 10dna Gra spent sunday In iWilliatuston with M1 and Mrs. D. P.' Gray., Acting Head of Kli lix 101nu1 Faces Charge. Iteleaseil on liond,. Atlantn, 'Oc-t- Y.~ . Clark, fiml peria' wizard pro ten of the Kniglet; of the Ku Klux Klan, was indicted by the United States graid jury here today on charges of "lusing the mails to effect scheme to defraud." .Ile was released on bond of $500. The charges against Mr. Clarke, who Yesterday announced his resigna tion as pro teill)ore head of the klan to take effect November 10,,arefbased, according to the true 1bill rendered by the grand jury, on alleged use of the mails in collecting money from certain inembers, subordinate officers and em ployees of the Ku KlTux Klan on thei protense that such moneys- would be used to pay premimilis to surety comu panies furnishing bon(1s for these klansmen. The indictment alleged that the suis collected were in excess of the amount required to pay such pre- I miums. and that this excess was con verted to the personal use and benefit of 'lr. Clarke. According to allega tions in the memorandum accompany ing the charges Mr. Clarke used the mails to collect money on the follow ing plin: Grand Goblins were re quired to be bonded In the amiount of $5,000; for which a fee of $25 was re quired to pay premium to bonding company; king kicagles were required to furnish bonds of $2,500, for which a fee of $12.50 was required for pre mium and kleagles were required to furnish $1,000 for which a fee of $5 was required for premi.inn. It is charged that the National Sure ty company of New York was desig nated In the literature sent through the mails by Mr. Clarke as the bond ing company and it is further alleged that the premium rates of thiA com pany for $5,000 the amount of a grand goblin bond, was only $9: and that. the difference in this amount and the fee c lected of the~granld goblin was con v'3rte(l to the per.sonal benellt of Mr. Clarke, and that proportionately small er. differences on the lower bonds were handled in a like manner. Memoranda included I) the indict ment charges that Mr. -Clarke mailed a letter on June 9, 1921, to George B. Kimbro, Jr., -1 ouston;' Texas, explain ing terms of the bonding process giv ing fee rates, and setting forth rules of the klan regarding bonds for em ployces. Another memorandum is al leyed to be a copy of a letter which Mr. Clarke mailed to I%-mbo on Feb ruary 6, 1922, in which he acknowl Cdg(.d receipts of cheek for .bond pre miums of three kleagles. In a statement tonight concerning the indictment Mr. Clarke termed It "another effort on the part of the ene mies of the klan to hurt the klan by discrediting ie." "The ones who brought tlbe charge before the grand Jury are all dis charged employees," he stated. "The indictment will not anount to any tling, as it is. redicatedl on false al legations. .. ..Tle money charged in tihe indilctmqnt to have :been receiv ed 'by me wvas all properly transmit tedI to the imlperial palace, andl is so on irecor'd at tile pialace.. .....Thle grandl jury of course heard only one side of the case and if they had been Inl possesslin of the real facts no in dlictmlent, would have beenl returned.," Epworth Leaguie at Gray Court An EIipworth ,League program wvas delightfually rendered by the young people of Bramlett at the Gray Court Methodist church on Sunday night, October 8th. They ga've a pageant showing the methods the missionaries use in teaching, the Africains. About eight young people played t'he role of Africans and four' inissionaries/taught' them about -Jesus just as they do in the missionary stations in Africa. Mr. Willard -Wilkcie made a very fie talk on the Christitan wvork of the young people of today. 'Several quartetts weire rendered. The Gray Coiurt leaguers hope thebe fine y'oung people wIll come again.' Gasoline Money Received County Treasurer yesterday received a chehk ,for $2,572.28 from the state treas'urer, this being Laurens county's share of the gasoline tax collected dur ing June, July End August. The total amnount mailed out to all the coun ties 'was .$109,837.5'4. Of the coilhties in the state, Charleston lead. 'with $9, 428.14. and Spartan'burg canme jecond with 48,008.58. The state recelied the' dame aidoult as.the total apportioned to all the outnties, PEAC[ OR WAR REST WITH TURKS ALLIES, A NAIN IN JNISON, LAY TEiMS BEFOtIlK TlURES IVIICI[ 3111''T BE ACUEPTED OR 1108 I LITl'I ES WI11,L FOLLOiA . iJAS't' t WOlD (IV EN. London, Oct. 10.-The qlestion of 1 peace in the Near Mast now rests witi the Turkish nationalist assembly at Angora, which has 'before it the armis tice conditions laid down .by the Al lied ,powers. Meanwh ile, the .\ludania conference has been adjourned and the Allied gen - erals have returned to their head (uarters in Constantinople to await the Turkish decision. - The Allied terms include withdraw al of the Turk ish troops from the neu tral zones of the lDardanelles and 10 phorus, limitation of the number of - Turkish gendarmnes to be allowed in Easterni Thrace, anl non-occupation of that province by the 'T'urlkish army tin til after a peace treaty is signed. Confronted by the new program and assured of the Allies' re-establishmient i of unanimity, the Turkish representa tive at Mudania, Ismet Pasha, yester day let it be known that his powers - were limited, although he was in con - stant telephonic communication with Mustapha K'emal Pasha and that the final wordi must come from the nation. - al aassembly. Constantinople advices roport the arrival of additional Turkish forces - in the neutral zone of the Ismid pen insula, on the Asiatic shore of the flosphorus opposite Constantinople. The British are landing reinforce nents to protect their railway coi mnunications. Last Word Says Iinrintt0on \lurania, Oct. 10.- The Allied gen erals drew ullp their final armistice convention here late last dvening and submitted it to Isniet Pasha the Turk ish nationalist replr-sentative. Tie Angora government was given unt i five p. m. to accept or reject it. iet at the -pier-'on his arrival by the corresion dent, General !ilaring ton said: "The convention we submitted to the nationalists last evening is Great Brit ain's last word. It now rests with Angora whether the world shall -have peace or war. "We have gone to the extremity of concessions, declared General Haring toil. "The revised armistice convention is a gratifying manifestation of Allied solidarity in war or peace. It is my earnest hope that the Turks -will ap preclate the liberality of our terms. If they reject them we are prepared for all eventualities." May Signf at 5 O'Clock Constantinople, Oct. 19.-The sign ing of the protocol armistice at Muda nila is expected to take place at 5 o'clock this afternoon, according to all announlcemlent -by the 'Ijavas Agen cy, tile semli-Offleial French news or ganization. Lieutenant General lHar ingtonl alld( his staff, who arrived hlere Onl tile Iron Duke at I1:4.5 this morning e xpects to'return to M~udania at :3,p. m. 5. 11. FIUlMIING DEAD) e Valued CItzen of 0Ora Passed A way a Sunday, October 1st. - ~Samuel Hi. 'Fleming, wvell known and a hlighlly respeCcted citizen of Ora, passed 5 away at his5 home in thlat community D Sunday morning, October 1st, after hlaving 'been In feeblo health for sev r oral years. The funeral wvas held at a tile Ora A. R. .P. chulrchl MIonday after noon, the service being conducted by his pastor, Rev. I. N. Kennedy. A -Ar'ge number of sorrowing frIends and rela t tives from all over the county was 4, lresent to, pay a last tribute. 1Mr. Fleming was about 65 years of t ,age and 'was twice nmarr'ied. Hib first -inarrage was to a Miss Thompson, of a the county, and of this union one son, e Mir. lil Fleming, survives. 'His sec ' ond marriage was to iMiss Isabella a Fleming. Besides the widow, two chil - dren of this .union survive, Miss Rosa a Bell and Samuel 'Floming. Three sls -' ter's also survive, Mrs. J. L. Nabers, o this city, Mr's. Conway 'Martin and Miss ILula Fleming, of Ora. -The deceased was a consistent me~n ber of the' A. ER. IP. church at Ora, a d pulblic spirited citizen highly regarded Y by all tilose who knew thim. (His death E- removed a va'luable 'man from the comt' umnity.