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LUME XXX.ill'- - -
Washington, Oct. 2". - Tentative
1)lans for an attempted flight of army
airplanes around the world 'have ibeen
under consideration for some months
by air service officials, it was learned
today, but the project has not as yet
passed the preliminary survey stage.
Valuable data on available routes in
both directions have been obtained,
however. .and ultimately it is hoped,
to send a considerable aerial squadron
on the voyage. The project will not
be ild ibefore Secretary Weeks for
approval, it was said, until it takes
much more definite form.
Two of the routes considered are
that fron the Atlantic coast via Ice
land qand Ireland and that from the
Pacific via Alaska, 'the Ajeutlan is
lands, 'Siberia. and home via Ireland
and Iceland. Air service ollicials said
the route offering the most favorable
conditions as to iyevaillng winds
would be selected should the flight be
ordered, and it would then become
necessary to obtain permission of each
sofqthe countries to be traversed'before
the squadron could start.
The question of air navigation by
pilots of one country over the terri
tory of another nation has been con
sidered by the council of the league of
nations in order to establish uniform
ity of 'practice. So far as the UnitedI
States and Caanda are concerned, a re
cent agreement fixed rec iprocal rights
for the pilots of the tlo nations.
Army fliers conceived the world cir
-ling flight plan In line with the rea
;on which prompted Preideint Roose
velt to send the fleet ayound the world
in- 190$, it 'vas said. It would have
value both as -a step in providing
herial defeirse through training and in
giving the world a better understand
ing of American lpost-war dovCec)
ments. Fliers of other nations 'liave
undertaken. ill) to this tie Without
success, world circling ilghts but only
with a single plane, while the Ameri
can air service project would call for
a fleet of aircraft and'careful prepara
tions involving considerable expendi
ture. Posdibly a special act of coni
gress to authorize a flight and make
necessary ureparations would be
necessary, should the secretary all
Prove the plans.
For this reason it is expected that
no definite steps willbe taken for,.
year or mort.
Total of 34,, Hewever, Represented
While Other States Furnish Stu
Clinton, Oct. 18.-ThIrty-four coun
'ties of the state are represented In t'he
student hody of the Presbyterian Col
-lcge oft South Carolina; according to ai
c'ensus'of the instituition recently comn
piled. Laurens, the home county, oi
the college, leads' with a total of 26
students, with Chester with 14,' and
York with 13, rank and third, respec
- tively.
*in additlon to South Carolina nine
-other states are represented, these .be
ng Georgia,Noth Carolina, WVest Vir
ginia, .Arksinsas, Tennesse,,/ Florid%
Texas, Al-ississippI and Alabaflnt
sighteew students are reglstered
from Georgia, while .North Carolina
is ord6dited ,with 12.
Of the South 'Carolina counties the
exiolment by counties follow$,: Abbe
vifle, 4; GreenviliCe, 3; Aiken, il Allen,
..dale, 1; .Anderson, 7; 'B~mperg, :1
Borkeley, .,1; Caifpunl, 1; ClhaYiM
-toni,- 71; Chester, 7; 'Chesterfihd, 1;
Da)rlington1, 4; -Dillon,'-2; F'airfild, 1;
* l~orence, 3; (Georgetownr. 1; , Greet
wood, .8; HamNptoi4' '1;' gershaw.
Marien, 2; Marlbor4i M.Newberry,
*; Ocone~e, 3; .'PiCgtngg;. flichlanij
7; sparta'nburlg 3; Sum'ter~ 12; Unio4
- ; ,illiams~burg, 3, and York,. 13.
\h4 enrollmnrt at'thie inetltiitiOf
is'4ger <than durinlg any gr6Yii
,siOn, the capacity of every dortui
ttI s the oamfPufii ng tAodd. Thi
* eenashoWkh iftbe foonytt1 teai
f11 se*e~~ou~~he nsttii~o~,n
ExhibIb: at Watts Mills Draw Lrge
Crowds oil Both Days.
The Watts Mills community fair,
held lFriltry -and Saturday of last
week in the community house at Watts
Mills, attracted a large number of
visitors on - both da)'s from the city
as -well as the mill villag.
The opening of the fair took place
Friday night at 8 o'clock. By thdt
time the community house had been
prettily decorated and 'the exhibits
well arranged. Besilesi the exhibits
of flowers, needlework and e uinary
articles the mill corporation had a va
ried exhibit of goods manufacturkd in
its own plant. The garmemats made
from the mill cloth by housewives of
the village attn'acted a great deal of
attention, both on ocecount of 'the-ex
cellent neediework and tlie quality of
the goods. In the culinary depart
r-ent wvere m-.ni line specimens of
cakes, pastries and biscuits.
Amid a bower of beautiful ferns on
the west piarla owas \ stationed the
Wiaatts Mills concert band. Under the
directio. of Bandmaster Nickerson an
excellent program was rendered on
both evenings. After viewing the ex
hibits many visitors lingered to hear
the ' musical program.
J. F. Jacobs Wins (ontest in Singles.
Finals in Doubles to be Played
Although slowed up to some extent
by the %yet weather, the tennis tourna
ment has continued at the Bois Terre
country club. The contests in singles
caie to an exciting close Satugday
afternoon when Ferdinand .Jacobs de
f'eated Thos. D. Jacobs in the -finals.
Ferdinand Jacobs won the first set
6-3. Thos. Jacobs staged a comeback
in the seconjl sot, winning it -by the
scorc of 6-4, but !his rally waas not sus
tained through the next two sets,
which he lost 1-6 and .1-6. By vlliniig
this series of games Ferdinand Jacobs
won the honor of having his name in
scribed on' the trophy cup as singles
champion for 1922.
The elimination contests in doubles
bbogan esterday when J. W. Todd and
R. R1. [Nickels defeated Thos. Rideout
and Allie Lee 0-0 and 6-1. The re
maining contests in doubles will be
plaayed today and tomorrow, games
beginning at two and four o'clock.
In the singles tournament T. D. Ja
cobs .won the rgibt to play in finals
by defeating John Spratt Wednesday
3-6, 6-0 and 6-2, following this With
the defeat of 'R. R. Nickels Friday.
Nickels had defeated J. .V. Todd Thurs
day 1-6, 6-4 and -6-4. Lee, who had
dcfeatdd G. M. Wright, in a one gamei
set 6-4, was defeated by J. F. Jacobf,
6-1 and 6-2, Cmutting Jacobs in' the
finals. '
Almost Capacity House saw Rollick
ing 4omedy Thursday Night.
Almost a capacity house greeted
Cappy Ricks, the first attraction of the
Rtedpath ILyceumi, presented through
the tBusiness Women's IClub last Thmurs
day night at thq Opera '-ouse. The
comedy was' enthusiastically received
and thoroughly enjoyed by the audi
ence, each member of the cast receiv
ing a full measure of applause. '
The coiedy7 which was adapted
from the novel of the Mm.ie nme iby
Peter B. Kline, is 'built around the
financi',l battle of an obstinate old
sea captauf and his' equally' pertina
ceous young ,rival. 'Although the pay
is replete with thtilling sitigtgons, the
'chief interest is in the humorous
characterizations. These' include 'the
two 'rival captains, an 'effemuinate
young society man, a matter of fact
busintess mansager, -. 'besides -Cappy
IIlks' pretty though stulbbprn youngl
dynightor and her symliathetic agnft,
1~ach of the actors was well fitted 'for
the parto and 'handled 'thetxn in mpas
terly fashion.
I 1h6 .play' wvas 'flled ivilh laughs, al
iough' there 'were, many .patigetic. mo
e~nts-and teligh fmili lov~ Atory ivas
ca rie4 thrmgQett
Teacl ers to DMeet
The Laurenis ,County .Tqachuers -as
sociat' .,d will 'held its first 'neeting
in theO Court house. Saturday~ October
'28th' at (i '1100elj.. At''this meeting
pew offieerd for 'the comang $ear'are
t'o beleoteds ind pl,ns madd for tle
coi4izg 'edr 6uerit ~c~ J. M
ps~z.ljent of he a oatoi 4uring
C9unty Wide Sunday School Institute
to be Held at Presbyterian Church
Saturday Afternoon and Night'nd
Sunday Afternoon.
The -Sunday School Association of
South Carolina, the inter-denornina
tional agency for the extension and
betterment or Bible schiis ii this
state, is holding institutes in many of
the larger cities.
The 'Rev. 11. -E. Tralle, of Philadel
phia, a specialist in the line of teach
er training, Mr. Leon C. Palmer, the
State Superintendent, and Miss lone
Alverson constitute the team. Last
Sunday they started in Charleston and
are working westward. They will -be
in Laurens at the First Presbyterian
church next Saturday and Sunday. The
program Is as follows:
3:30-U'evotional Service.
3:.i5-"How to Teach," iby Dr. Trhllq,
'i:25--"The Book We Teach," by Mr.
5:00-Departniental Conferences
Children's 'Division, by Dr. Tralle.
Young People's Division, by Miss
Adult Division, by Mr. Palmer.
7:45-Address by 'Mr. Palmer.
8:15-Address by Dr. Tralle. -
Sunday 9
4:00 P. .-Povular Meeting.
This institute is for the benefit of
all who are . interested in Sunday
School worlk. Teachers, parents and
scholars, and it 'Is hoped that every
school in the county will avail itself
of this opportunity to improve its
teaching efficiency and general better
It is Prlomised that all of the ad
dresses will be popular, entertaining
and instructive.
All are cordiaally invited to attend.
Wik(ow of WV. J. Donpan Passed Away
Friday Morning. Burial at Sandy
Springs Church.
Mrs. Nannie Goodwin Donnan,
widow of the lIto W. J. Donnan, who
passed away about a year ago, died at
her home in the Sandy Springs comi
munity Friday morning At the ago of
79 years. She was laid to rest the fol
lowing day at Sandy Springs church,
of 'which she had been a long time
The, deceased is survived 'by four
sons and two daughters, as follows:
i. J., J. R., II. W. and T. W. Donnan
and (.lisses Eimma and Mattic Donnan,
all of whom live in the San'dy Springs
Goes-to New Job
Friends in the city of Mr. and Mrs.
G. 1C. Anderson will be sorry to learn
that they leave the city this week to
go to Lincolnton, N. C., where they
will make their home in the future.
Mr. Anderson has been the manager of
the local office of the Metropolitan In
surance Compaily f~gr several years.
During his stay here he has taken a
great deal of interest in various civic
enterprises and has made many
friends by his genial chiaracter, r-ifs
remoyal to Lincolnton, N. C., is in gen
eral line with 'the compiany's policy of
moving its managers from time to
time. During his stay here he mase
a gmatifying -inereasae in the com
pany's b~ueness.
Annual iFvent to be Held This Yer
November 1st. Wide Variety of Ex.
The seventeenth annual Floral
Shpw of Owings will be ,hold. at Ow
ings November tilrst. A varied line of
exhibits in culinary ana' fancy work
classe's as ,well as floral display wvill
be 9ffeored. Cash premiums, amount
ipg in dome eases to es much as $2.0
will be awarded to the ibeat exhibits
Am g . the displays of -finw ers tha'
will the shown are chrysanthemums
fagoes, ferns, begonias and geraniums
Is the fancy work exhibit -will a
fsd'owg1 tatted, embroidered, crocheted
Mud. kittc d work. The classes in th4
onlinary' displays range from- bakes
hen to. custards and pickles.
-Dinner and. supper wil.1 be servos
to .th ecomipetitors..
- eath il a hild
Viola, the int t.. dqughter - of Mr
and M~rs. Jason , nnon, 'whlo 'live oi
tlt Oli~ton -road, died Miday night
Thygqdy as fearriped to prtanburi
edunty,.where interg1est took place it
cldr ehokls eot'ar.
36 JURts DIAWN -
Judge Ilayne F. Rice to Presido Over
Common Pleas Court to Convene
Second Monday in Noveiber..
The 'November term of the eourt of
common pleas.. will convene the sec
ond Monday in November, Judge Ilayne
F. Rtice, of Aiken :presiding. The fol
lowing petit jurors were .drawn yes
terday to serve during the week:
'L1aurens-Geo. 'S. 'larp, J. G. Sulli
van, 1E. ID. Barksdale,-V. H. Walker,
S. '11. Barton.
.llunterv-J. 'I. Coleman,' E. G. Young,
H1. S. Coffman, W. A. IDavis, L. L.
Jacks--J. G. Pitts, Fred Johnson.
Scuffletown-Hl. M. Chaney, C. A.
Sullivan--Jeff W. Wood, J. F.
Vaughn W. 11. Ballentine, T. A. Craw
ford, .M. L. McDaniel.
Youngs-A. R. 'Holmes, S. J. Burns,
Rt. I. Cooper, W. W. Wallace, Jr., L.
S. Cook.
Waterloo-.W. F. 'McDaniel, J. Wof
ford Anderson, J. N. Jones, W. W. Mil
Cross Hill-S. A. Brown, W. 11. -Lea
man, . ). McGowan, V. A. Work
Dfaals-11S. C. 'Hill, R. WV. \Villis, ..
J. Ilunter, J. T. Stoddard.
Fred Brown Convicted in Omaha. Weli
Known Case.
Oiaha,. Oct. 19.--Fred. Brown,
known as the "chain man," and whose
sensational escae9 from authorities of
two states last summer gained him
nationwide iublicity, was convicted
this afternoon by a jury, in the county
distwlet court of kidnapping with in
tent to commit criminal assault. The
Jury recommended life imprisonment
as his penalty.
The 20 (lay flight, of Brown before
possenen, airplanes, automobiles and
bloodhounds, and his subsequent cap
ture June 17, last, 62 miles north of
Mgdiclnc Bow, Wyo., was one of the
greittest main hunts in the annals of
Nebraska's history.
The flight and search began May 28,
when Sheriff Mike Clark of Douglas
county and deputies found two wo
men in chains in Brown's shack near
Benson, a suburb, after Harry E.
Boyd, who also had been chained, es
caped and telephoned to the sheriff's
The two women told olflcers that
while they were waiting for a street
car Saturday evening, May 27, Brown
drove u!) in an automobile, and of
fered to take them to a nearby ipark
where they were going. The women
accepted and said Brown drove past
the park and forced them to accom
pany hi to h1is shack.
When they arrived at the shack, the
women said, Brown fastened them in
chains, put them in a hole under the
%hack and attacked them. They said
they remained in the hole throughout
Saturday night. Sunday morning they
said, ' Brown :brought them' 'from t-h6
hole n'nd put them in 'the loft.. Near
noon on 'Sunday, one of the women
sawv Boyd working in a fild nearby
and signalled to 'him. When Boyd
came he was captured and chained
wvith the two women. Brown then left
the shack and .Boyd released himself
Synday evening and telephoned the
sheriff. The sheriff's offiers searched
in the vicinity of Brown's shack
throughout Sunday night. On 'May 30
tile search shifted to Lincoln, Nob.,
State oflicers t~ook a hand, andl June
1 the chase shifted back to Omaha.
Air mail planes followed on the
ground by automobile loads of of
ficers slearched for' him ibut Brown was
not located.
Then tile scene shifted to western
~Nebraska, wvhere Brown ibound two
Sidney, Neb., officer's with their own
suspenders, stole their automobile 'and
escaped into ,Wyoming, On the even
ing of 'Juno 16 Brown alapeared at a
ranch 40 mIles north of iMedicine
Bow, Wy'o., and avas recognized. Sher.
1ff Cooper at, 'Medicine Bow was noti
fled. Two carloads of officers met at
the Burnett ranch whlere Brown had
'stop)ped, began put~suit, and shortly af.
terward found' -1rown, his car stuck4
in the mud north of Medicine Bow.
Seeing tile 'officers approaching
Brown ran but fell as t~wo bulleta
pier'ced his <body.
Hallowe'en at 'I~ickory. Taveri
There will 'be. a hallowe'en Darty at
Hckory Tavern sohool 'house Friday
sight,'Octeiber.27, from '7:30 to 10:30.
The' #ilbio is cordially- invited.
Confesses to Thefts of Cars and Min
Imumii Sentence Is Imposed.
Greenwood, October 18.--A sentence
of one year for stealing seven auto
mobiles was given .J. P. Bliussey, prosi
dent of the T. T. Distributing com
pany, of Greenwood, in Athens, Ga.,
superior court late yesterday. Bussey
was arrested in Athens less than
three weeks ago and confessqd to the
theft of the cars. -lie pleaded guilty
before Judge Blanton Fortson and was
given the minimum under the Geor
gia law. Bussey Is a young married
man of a prominent Greenwood fami
ly. Ills father is Rev. George V. Bus
soy. well known Baptist minister, and
he himself is a graduate of Furman
University. Hle had a reputation for
integrity and 'honesty before .the trotu
ble to wrhich he confessed.
Although he had confessed to the
theft of seven cars, all of which had
been recovered, no one appeared to
prosecute Bussey when his case was
call'ed. lie.was represented by,C. A.
Mays of the law firm of Tillman, Mays
anad Featherstone of Greenwood.
The weeping wife, mother anai fa
ther of Bussey heard the sentence
passed. After he had received his sen
tence, 'Bussey kissed his wife and
mother, and his aged father grasped
him by the hand. Dozens of people
crowded about him to extend their
sympathy and to assure him of their
best wishes for his future. These in
cluded some of those from whom he
had stolen. automobiles.
Bussey claimed that he stole his
first car, found it easy, and then stole
others to obtain money to plush ant'in
vention he had patented and to ierove
to his young wife that "he fwas making
Wife of J. Thos. Owings, of OwinIgs,
Passed A way October 16th.
-Mrs. Lucretia Owings, wife of J.
Thos. Owings, of Owings Station, pass
ed away early Monday morning, Oc
tober 16, after having ben In declin
ing health for about fourn months.
Death was due to ComPli cations inci
dent to advancing age. She was 78
years old at her death.
The funeral services were held the
following day at iDials church, being
conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. W.
Hoo(1, of the Harmomty Baptist church,
assisted by Rev. W. 11. Hope,' pastor
of the Ilethodist church at Owings.
The deceased Is survived by her
husbqnd and the following brothers
and sisters: If. 1. Wallace and .R. C.
Wallace, Mrs. L. P. Wilson and 3rs.
Laura 'Hellams, alal of the county.
Queen of Netherlands Concludes Visit
to Swedish Royal Family.
Stockholm, October 17.-Queen Wil
helmina, of the 'Ntherlands, together'
with her' prince consor't and severa'l
members of her' court, has left for
home after a visIt of state to King
Gustaf V. and Queen Victoria, of
Sweden, the occasion .being especially
memorable as the 'first -time In history
that a SwedIsh .king had met a ruler of
the 'Netherlands in Stockholm.
Queen Wilhelna was welcomed at
the railway station .by the entIre
Swvedish royal family, including the
king and queen, the cr'own pmIince,
Princes. Wilhelm and Bernadotte, and
Prince Eugehe, the king's brother.
Other's 'sent at the arrival twere
PremIer H~yalmar' Branting and thme
ranking officars In the army and navy.
The Swvedish populace -filled the
str'eets .between the station and the
royal castle, and ignored the drench
Ing rain while they craned theIr necks
-to get a glimpse of thme gala carriages.
'Not for years has there abeen so munch
etnhusiasm among the crowds, and
-those who were lucky enough to wit
ness tho-first meeting of the Dutch and
Swedieh rulers were impressed wIth
the cordiality shown In the greetings.
In the formal addresses exchpnged
in French by Queen WilhelmIna and
King Glustaf at the royal castle, the
historical aspects of the occasIon and
the solIdarity -of tahe two nations ini
their. common Ideals were stressed.
The. Visit lasted 'three days, and, be.
Bides state dinners and receptions, in.
chuded' musical ent'brtain'ments -and
visits -'td the national museum and to
Ridarholmi church, wvhich 'containi
the remains of Gustavus Adolphus and
Charles XI!.'
TEIAN ' IS CiOSI.;N II) ', -; t.
Convention Ha1ll, New Orleans, Oct.
20.--Alvin M. Owsley, of Texas, was
elected national commander of the
American -Legion at the close of its
fourth annual conventionl here today.
The vote was overwhtmining.
Owsley was carried on the shoulders
of Texas legionaires to a place on the
platform beside the retiring command
er .MacNider, who graspe(l -his Ihand
ai(I then turned to the assembly. The
Texas band broke loose.
While NlacNider jerked the gong vi
olently, "1111" Deegan of New York
led in the capitulation of defeated can
didates. Deegan moved the vote- be
1fide unanaimous. The vote was an
nounced as Owsley 57.1; Deegan 251
Thompson 205; uleCormick 12.
Alvin Owsley was introduced by
Commander .\lacNider.
"Please accept my heartfelt grat
itude," he said. "for the greatest honor
that could come to one who served in
the world war.
We pledged to America in the
world twar that we were her defend
ers. We must low pledge even greater
"'llihere are fori great princiaples
on which we rest:
"Americanizat ion.
"I pledge the best energies of
my manhood and my sacredi honor."
Seqsions opened today with the
awarding of prizes In contests by Na
tional 'Commander lacNider. The
Sioux City, Iowa, band was granted
the first prize in the biand contest,, and
Ilanford Post also of Iowa, was given
second prize. The department of
Louisiana .was awarded the athletic
spect prize, and the department of New
York the track meet trophy.
First prize in the rifle meet went
to Ihe department of Georgia, with
Hyrd, the highest individual scorer.
Ti'he Georgia department also took
first place in the tennis (oubles and
A report of the resolutions com
mittee, urging congress to act on pro
posals before it for sale and operation
of Mluscle Shoals nitrate plant was
tabled after layor George Leach of
Mlnneapolis speaking from the floor
charged that "it was Ford proipagan
On motion of .1. Fred Johnson, of
Alabama, the AMuscle Shoals resolu
tion was taken from the table and de
bate reopened, .\lr. Johnson, pleaded
For a hearing, declarinlg the resolution
was not Ford propaganda.
On a viva voce vote the resolution
then passed by a large majority, re
versing the action previously takeni.
Chairman James RI. ClcQuigg, of'the
resolutions committee offered a reso
lution wvhich was carieO~, directing the
Legion *Publishing Company to print
sep~arately its articles against war
plrofiteers, entitled "The Looting of a
Nation-Who Got the Money?" and
'that Insofar as ,possible the said
I lamphlet ibe placed on sale at every
newsstand and bookstore in this coun
Department C:om mander Bettman of
Ohio presented the Legion's plait for
a memorial to -Former Commander
Gailbraith to he erected at Cincinnati.
Nominating speechtes for next Na
tional Commander of the American
Legion started at 11 o'clock when the
Alabama delegation yielded its privi
lege of the first speech to Texas.
Wayne Davis, Texas commander, of
fered the name of Col. Alvin M. Ows
ley, former Texas attorney general
and chairman of the National Ameri
('ailed Meelting of Members of Local
P'ost to be Held Wednesday Night at
8 O'Olock.
A meeting of the Thos. D. Lake, Jr,,
Post, American Legion, htas -been call
ed ,by iPost Conmmander J. ID. M. Smith
to be0 held oveo' Putnam's Drug Store
Wednesday evening lat 8 o'clock. Sec
retary Lindsey, of state headquarters,
will .be present to discuss matters of
insportanaco iwith the post. All mem..
bers of the Legion, have.:!been request
ed by Mr. Smith 'to coine out to the
meetingr and, to come eramtiv

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