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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
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 [email protected] CLASS
All But Three of Last Year's Gradunt
lug Class it High School ,Now in
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
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
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
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
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,.
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
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
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 $181,.
6,97, The association is receivini
b~ire cotton every, day than on thi
r*'ie4bonding day last year." Tlk~
Oltahoma association functioned Iasi
Cottory GWimings
Cotton 'ginnings in this coumity up t<
September 25 were 4,049 balep, accord
ing'to d~gures given out by:C. W, M~l
Oraty/ crop statistioiqa for the counil
ty. To last yegr at th~ same dat
10,102 bales ha4 #een ,sinned, r'ppsi
sentlIigt1ItilqlessVhbnA'tltrd'p$ th4
to' fr
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
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.
Prof. 0. M. Tully, Assisted by Loea
Singers, fane leeltal .Friday Even
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
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
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
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,
3111''T BE ACUEPTED OR 1108
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
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
"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.
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'

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