VOLUME XXXVIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1922.
1AN' LOSE L IVES AND M U!II PJO.
PElRTY 1)A MAAE FOLLOW01ING
UAIRTliQIUAKO AN l)r'l)A, WAyE
IN SOUTH A3MrllcA,
Santiago, Chile, Nov. I I.-An earth
quake of magnitude and far spread ef
fect rocked Chile flomi end to end to
(lay. It was accompanied by a tidal
wave and the combined force of the
earth tremors and the sweep or the
Water did vast danage, the extent of
which it is impossible to estimate be
cause telegraphic lines nwere carried
down at various places, cutting off
The provinces of Antofagasta, Atla
cama and Coquimbo suffered most, the
central points of the quake lying in
the latter two Q)rovinces, and so far
as advices show, Copiapo, in Atacama,
has the lntgest casualty list with
about '100 killed and many seriously
It was for a time feared -that the
city of Antofagasta had suffered a
great disaster, but most of the dam
age done at that place was due to a
tidal wave which drove the -peoile out
of their lionies over a considerable
area. INo report of the. -loss of life
has yet come ftom Antofagasta.
Chanaral, in Atacama, has virtually
been abandoned by the inharbitants, as
many buildings were wrecked by the
immense seas sweeping in nrhen the
earth shocks had ceased. The greater
part of the town was destroyed.
Throughout the 'province of Coquim
bo hundreds of houses were levelled,
while-the residents fled to the hills.
At the port of Coquimbo a tidal
wave 'beat over the entire sea front,
flooding a large section and wrecking
From the southern part of Chile
came reports of severe shocks but lit
Another earth shock was felt here
at 4:45 o'clock thisoafternoon.
-Santiago, Chile, Nov. 12.-'With .par
tial re-establishment of communica
tions, Chile's earthquake catastrophe
Is revealed in even greater magnitude
than first reports Indicated. It is esti
mated that at least 1,000 are dead, and
many' thousands are in distress, need
ing food and shelter.
In addition to heavy casualties of
.dead and injured at Copiapo and Co
*cuimbo, it was repprted today that 500
were killed at Vallenar and the sur
Vallenar swas vir4ually destroyed,
and the survivors, are in a critical
condition. It seems certain that
there 'have been casualties in other
towns and villages around Copiapo,
to the south, concerning wyhich no
news is yet available.
Already twenty-four bodies have
,been recovered at Corituim'tbo where it
is known there are 100 or more dead.
4t Chanaral a number' were killed by
It was earthqiuake and tidal wvaves
combinedi that accounted for the vast
destruction in the -provinces of Anto
fagasta, Atacanma and Coquinmbo.
The movement of the Ocean is deC
scribed as phenomenal.
It gave evidence of' a terrific dis
turbane in the bed of the Pacific it
- self. Thprie must have b~een such a
*tearing at the bottom of the sea that
'immense quatties of water 'were suck
- ed through, causing a tremendous 're
c'askmo of the wvaters along the Chil
e m coast.'
Several times the oc an swept out
wardl and camie back in the shampe of a.
great .wave, 11ooding the seaports and
in some instances sweeping away the
waterfront, Tihe viblent effects of the
tidal waves were felt fromn Antofagas
ta on Jhe north to Valdivi'a on the
south; covering about 16 degrees of
latitude,s or more t~han 14200 miles.
All types of craft lying In, the va
rious harbors nyere swept on shore,
wrecked or'-loft high and dry, anli at
scor'es of small 'lorts whtarves and
qumays were dentfoyed. Ohilean naval
-vessels, in tihe harbor, at :Talcahuano,
- h~omt 200 miles south of. Vaiparaiso,
when they felt the force of the waterg,
fllipped their ca'bles and proceedeil out
* Pyeteldent Allesandri hfts ordem'ed the
various go'vernment departmenits to
tagte stepse for the relief of tihe suffer
eras -in the, strickeoo districts, those
ost eorely affected-lying 'beiwmeen Co
*.zlmbo and ICopiOpo.
~The navy departm'ent has sent abIps
To Speak it the OrpaInaiige Chapel it
liitoni at 8:30 O'Clock.
1). .M. Douglas. President of the
Presbyterian - e e at Clinton, was
in Laurens si days ag 'ind said
that he cane heto to extenlu a special
invitation to the people of Laurens to
attend a ielbture by Dr. 'lamilton Iiolt,
of New York city, former editor of The
independent,-who avill speak under the
auspices of thze collegc at the Orphan
age chapel tonight at 8:30 o'clock on
the subject of "The League of Na
tions". The lecture iN being held in
the cha':el in order to accommodate
the large audience that is expected to
Speaking of tlie visit of 'Dr. liolt, Dr.
Douglas said that:
iDr. Holt is making only three
speeches in the state, and his coming
to Clinton is being looked forward to
with genuine pleahure. Ie is a man
of national reputation in the literary
world, having held the 'position of edi
tor-In-chief of The Indopehdent. le
*became very much interested in the
,League of Nations and President Wil
son. Later he resigned his position
with The Independent and for the past
two years has devoted his entire time
to the princIvles as advocated by
former President Wilson. -To has been
spending the past year in Europe
studying the League of Nations in ac
tion and is now visiting several of the
Southern colleges speaking on "Presi
dent 'W'lson and the (League of Na
Dr. Holt is one of the great schol
ars and lecturers of America and lo
cal 'people have a treat in store in hav
igg the 'privilege of hearing him.
The college is not .bringing Dr. Holt
here as a money-making proposition,
he said, but solely to give the student
body and ipeople of the commun-ity an
opportunity to hear his address. The
expenses incident to his coming will
amount to $100 and a small admission
price of 26c will be charged from all
who attehd, to defray the expenses.
Cotton ginned in the county to No
vember I was 14,829 'bales as com
pared to 29,802 'bales to the same
date, according to reports of the cen
'Ritumnige Sale Saturday
The Woman's Auxiliary of the Amer
ican 'Legion iwill 'hold a rummage sale
on the public square Saturday, the
18th. All members of the auxiliary or
othci's who have iromised to furnish
packages have 'been requested -by Mrs.
S. D. Childress, chairman, to. have
them ready Thursday or Friday.
Football Game Friday
The tLaurens football, team will en
gage in a battle Friday with Union
111gh, at 3:30 o'clock. As this is the
last game of the season to be .played
at home, a large crowil is expected.
Court This Week
After a short seasion Monday morn
ing Common Pleas court wvas adjourn
edl until- Wednesday morning' at 10
along the coast to aid In the work.
Adlvices from Antofagasta report
that the effects of the tidal wvave iat
'Huasco were terrible, tlie sea earry
ing away everything from the 'water
-front and many boats being left stand
ed in the wvoods, more than a mile in
Setvere earth shocks were felt in
'Africa in the province of Tacna, the
sea rising about flve feet above high
watermark but no serious damage in
this section reported.
Valparaiso, Nov. 12.-A curipus fea
ture of the earthquake was the tidal
wave which ocourred two hours later,
indicating a terr'ific disturbance be
neath the Pac'ific. The waters were
'first sucked awvay from the coast and
then hitrled back. This phenomenon
was reported five times at Antofagasf
beftore the equilibrium of the* sea was
As similar occurrence took .place at
RIear Admiral Maitin,-lirector 'of
the N1avy' imdteorological serv'iee, dis
oussing. the .earthquake said it was
slgni-ilcant, that it 'had oceubrmed just as
thie conjunetipn of Mequry and Juipi
ter and Neptune and the sun were ap
'proachink. The conjunction ofi~Mer
cury and Jupiter occurred at 1:30 s3at
'urday mnorning and the other some
hours afterwardt '
NEW PLAN ADVA
Florida Entimologist Finds
Squares Practical Solution
Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 13.--llemoval of
squares (bracts subtn(ling the flow
ers) froin cotton plants at a tine when
virtually all cotton boIl weevia, aro
out of their winter quar'era, in Florida
about June 5--and d'!'t:uction of the
squares, follownd immelin-tely by a
thorough alle!ation of catAnmm a:s.ien
ate or lead arseiate with a tile
dusting machine is the method devel
oped for control of the weevil announc
ed Saturday night 'by Dr. Wilmon
Newell, plant comnissioner for tho
-State plant board and director of the
University of Florida experiment sth
tion, It was disclosed to(lay by the of
'licial bulletin on the subject. Dr.
Newell termed the development a
"solar Plexus -blow" to the weevil and
stated that fields which had undergone
the treatment had produced virtually
as much cotton as before Its advent.
George D. Smith, associate entom
obogist, working under the auspices
of the state plant board Is -given credit
for evolving the new method of com
batting the pest, which has cost the
southern planters hundreds of millions
The long known fact that the wee
vil can be poisoned effectively during
the -period preceding the appearance
of the 11irat squares played the leading
,part in Mr. Smith's work. Alpplica
tion of poison at this time kills vir
tually all weevils on the field but wee
vils emerging later deposit their eggs
LAURENS HI GIVES
ANDEB4 A 'ARE
Anderson Team, Doped Out Win
Handily, Barely Gets Awa.. with a
'Laurens High School, doped out to
be easy victors for the hekvy Ander
son High School team Iat Friday, ov
erturned the dope bucket at the Ander
son county fair and gave the "Yellow
jackets" the scare of their lives !but
went down in defeat by one touch
down. The lone touchdown of the An
dersonians -was made by a fake pla'y
in the second quarter. .Local people
who went over to see the game said the
Laurens team 'put pl) a stiff fight and
a pretty exhibition. Anderson had to
send in several substitutes, but the lo
cals went through the entire game
without a substitution. -
Following is an account of the game
taken from The Anderson Tribune:
The "Yellowjackets" of "Hi" won a
hard fought game of football from
Laurens yesterday afternoon. 'When
the -game ended the score was 6-0 in
favor of Anderson, The game was
played on the noi field just back of
the Fair gtounds and was called at
The features of the game were tihe
end -rdtiys 'made by the local team andl
hardl bucking of the line by the Laui
rens 'hoys. liogrefe, D~ean andl Fisher
for the locals played stellar ball, iwh~ile
Glenn angn Counts for the visitors won
Every man that playedl In tile 11ine
for the "Yellowjackets" did his part.
WVall, Ellis, Brown anld Anderson and
in fact, every nian on die team~ p)1'Ced
jam-up ball. To 'prove that this is
true, twice LIaurenls got on Anderson's
4I yard line 'but cacti' time thley were
hleldl for the four downs.
Abbeville and Latirens the last two
high schools that the locals hlave .play
ed h~ad wveil coached teams, and heldl
tile locals to a lone touchdown. The
Laurens team 'played jam-up 'ball and
it was only a fake run of Hogrefe's
that netted the six points. A try for
the extra point by Fisher failed.
Yesterday's game badly crippled thle
local team. In the last frame Dean,
the dlashing. fullback and captain iwas
badly Injured. lHe was rushed to tile
Anderson "County i-ospital, wvhere an
'N-ray oicturd was made of 'his hip
and It wvas found to be dislocated. It .is
likely that he .will be ouit of the line
up tfot. tile rest of the season.
Carl iHogrefe, fast quarterback of the
"Yellowjackets", was injured in the
gamne last F~ridlay week with Abbeville
and did not .play in the first quarter
yesterday. HeJ was put in at the begin
ning of the second, 'however, and play
ed good bil despite his injuries. Mose
ly 'who was quarterback for the first
framne went back to his old .position at
left balf back, and Johnson who was
LL WEEVIL PEST
That Picking of All Early
of Weevil Problem in Florida.
in the early squares starting the sea
son's infestation. After tie squares
develop the adlIt iweevil is indifferent
to ioison ( and because the eggs an1(
largae are within the sqIuares the
'poison has no effect upon then.
By stripping the first sqIuares eggs
and larvae (leposited by the over-win
tered weevils ar removed, says the
ibultethi. This disposes of the weevil's
progeny, but a coisiderable iimber of
adult weevils remain. These, doprived
or the squares in which to hide and
upon which to feed, turn upon the
terminal of growing hbud of the plant
for food. With the squares out of the
way by stripping, it -is simple to litqr
ally fill the terminal bud with poison
from a dlust-gun.
At this tine the over-wintered wee
vils have only a few iore days to live
and their instinct to survive urges
then to feed liberally. Application of
pOison to the terminal buds at this
stage has been followed in all the ex
periments by the destruction of prac
tically every weevil that escaped cap
ture in the stripping operation.
With the over-wintered weevils and
their progeny disposed of no addition
al weevils of any consequence will,
comie to the field before the annual mi
gration, which in Florida usually takes
place about August 1.
The cost of the treatment was placed
by Dr. Newell at from $1.50 to $2.00
an acre, including labor.
0EV. KIGWO IM~~S
Pastor of Methodist Church Returned
to This Charge. Rev. A. N. Brunson
Made Presiding Eidet of Greetiville
'Rev. IP, F. Kilgo, who has faithfully
served the congregation of the First
.Methodist church of this city for two
years, has been returned to this
charge for another year, according to
the appointnents read out at the close
of tile lethodist Conference held in
(laffney last week. Thie return of Rev.
Kilgo was not a surprise to the people
here as it was generally understood
that the sentiment among his congre
gation for his return was unanimous.
Rev. W. H. Taylor comes to the Lall
rens Mills church to succeed Rev. Fos
ter Speers, who goes to the Easley cir
cuit. Rev. G. G. M~arley goes to Wa
terloo, succeeding Rev. Lupo, ewho goes
to (Whitimire, and 'Rev. C. W. Watson
returns to the Gray Court charge. Rev.
B. .N. Robertson goes to E noree. Rev.
1. E. Wiggins returns to Clinton.
Rev. A. N. Brunson, ipresent pastor
of the M\ain Street Methodist church at
Greenwood, succeeds .Rev. J. M. Stead
man as presidinlg elder of this district,
Rev. Steadman going to Newberry as
pastor. 'Rev. J. Rt. Tr. iMajor, former
'pastor of tile local church, goes to Co
lumbia as lresidling eler fr'om the
Spartanburg district and Rev. W. A.
Fairy, also a former pastor' here, goes
to S'partanhurg as presiding eldier. Rev.
E. A. hloller, another formIer Pastor
hol'e, remains a1s presiding elder l' ftho
Andelrson distr'ict. 'Rev. la. P. McGee,
for'mer .pastor here, goes to St. John's
chunrch, Anderson, as apastor.
Fnrmlers Meet ings
Meetings of farmers will be held atL
tbe following qlaces next wveek:
Monday, the 20th.. Mt. Gallagher
school house at 7 iP. M.
Tuesday, the 21st, Grlewecrton school
house, at 7 'P. M.
tWednesday, the 22nd. F'riendship
school, at 12 noon1.
'Wednesday, the 22nd, Youngs school,
at 3:30 P. MU.
'Wednesday, thle 22nd, Antiock
school, at 7 P. M.,.Spartanburg county.
Thur'sday, the 23rd, 'Poplar Spr'ings,
at 7 P. M.
C. 'L. VAUGHAN,
substituting for hhni was taken out.
In the second qluarter was wvhen
H~ogrefe called thle fake that was re.
sponsible for the touchdown. 'Dean swas
playing eback on thlat dowld but H'ogr'efe
instead earried tile 'ball aroundl right
end for a 35 yard run for the touch
Ligon, the big center for the local
teant, was out of the gaine yesterday
eni account of injluries received lant
Friday week in the game'-with 'Abbe
oe 11lliams, Colored, Sho and 3lor
ially Wounded Ji1 (illiam 311 1 doll
Joe 'Williamus, an old negro ma
abotLt 70 years of age and said to h
bordeiling oI senility ', In being held' it
the county jail onl the charge of mur
der, he having mortally wounded Joi
Gilliain, young negro man, lonlda
morning about Vight o'clock. Imme
diately after. th. shooting the old mar
came to the slieriff's office and surrend
The shooting occurred at the homc
of Williams on North Harper street
According to evidence brought. out at
the inquest, Gilliam and Williams had
had trouble before and Williams warn
ed Gilliam not to come on his place.
illiam returned Monday morning an(
after repeated .warnings sought to en
ter-'Williams' house by force. John
Copeland and Frank Pilgrim, testify
lig at the inquest said they saw Gil
1iam start into the house with either a
hammer or bottle in his hand. As he
reached the back door Williams fired
with a shot-gun, hitting G-illian just
above the heart. Gilliam then turned
and ran out of and around the house,
falling on the edge of the street where
lie died in a short time.
Joe Williams %was for many years a
ramiliar character around town, run
ning a small store at one time. Gil
liam worked for a pressing club in the
3ity. The origin of the trouble between
them has not develoeped.
T. P. OWINGS DEAlD
Aged Citizen of Gray Court Passed
Away Saturday N.ight. JBurial at
Thaddeus P. Owings, aged Confeder
ito veteran of Gray Court, passed
tway at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Gussie Moore, at that place Saturday
light and was buried at Harmony
3hurch Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
rhe funeral was conducted with Ma
ionic honors, a religious service being
2onducted 'by Rev. George 'Hopkins.
The deceased was in his 83rd year.
ilis wife preceded hin to the grave a
row years ago. Ie is survived by the
following sons and daughters: Messrs.
Efme, A. 'M., 0. V. and W. T. Owings,
ind 'Mesdames Etta Dorroh and Gussie
Mr. Owings fought throughout the
Civil War and made a brava and gal
alit soldier. lie was a member of
vchroder Lodge No. 1-1-, A. F. M.
FOR JOINT IEUNION
[Hd Hicekory and Wildcat Mee ting Con
Asheville, N. C., .Nov. I!-Bearing
he indorsenent of Maj. Gen. Charles
J. Bailey, who commanded the eighty
Ilrst. division and Brig. (en. S. L. Fai
*on of the Thirtieth, a move was for
nilly launched here today for a joint
-enni" n of the Wildcat and Old lick
)f'y divis'or.s, to be held in Asheville
starting on Armistice day, -November
Col. iDoii Scott, 'Col. S. \V. Mi nor,
?:ol. Frank ia Isteadl and otherpp romn
l.(yti tlicer in' bot d)1li(ivislins have
nldorsedl the reun ion.
One of the features, acor-ding to
Clutative ar lrangemeints, will be a 'oot
all game bietwen two leadinag South
r;colleges, with North Carolina and~
Vaniderbiht of Tennessee50 as tihe choice
,John C. Stont
John C. Stone, a resident of l.au
r(ens pra'ct~ically all his lire, died Wed
riesday night in Atlanta at. tile home of
uls son, Guy Stouie, whomi ho had been
visiting for a few weks. The (deathi of
Mlr. Stonle was due to heart failure anid
lie was ill only for a shoirt timei.
The remlains iwero brought to Lauti
rens and laid to rest 'Friday in the
M3r. Stone -is survived b~y thr~ee d1augh1
ters, Mrs. William H!. Ir'by and( Mr's.
Biallie Madden of 'Laurens, and Mrs.
Lou Mobley, of Columbia, and( 'by thi'ee
sons, Guy Stone, Atlanta; Luther
Stone, Mountyvllle, and 13ec Stone, Lau.
Convticted i Federal (Court.
Charged with sending an obscenle let
toi' throughl the United States mail, Ma.
miie KnIght, negress, of Lautrens, was
foundt guilty 'Wednesday in the Fedleral
'court at Greenwood, and receiveda
sentence of three months or a fine 01
$50. The fine wvas paid. The est
'was handled locally by a post oflice in
NETS BIG 8UN
s-moOrii S~r RA N(,,.:' t T'A E J.S 01i
it'IC la CIII-:C(s OF ('ITY AN1)
TE'I'$ BIG SUM OF 34MON E:V IN
OTjjilt CIiES. NO'I' V-IT Alt.
I ElS'I- 1).
I laving flashed- live checks aggregat
ing $1,070 -in four cities on the official
:blank checks of the City of Laurens, a
ianl signing his name on some of them
ax 14. E. Pearson and ol others as 'Paul
Scott has so far eluded arr st and at
least four banks in South. Carolina,
North Caroliia and Virginhi are up
lparently out of approxiiately $1,000
unless the smooth gentleman is locat
The first intimation of the forgery
came about the middlo ,f last week
when The 1nterprise National Bank,
of this city, received a long distance
telephone message from a bank in
Winston-Salem, N, C., asking if the
mayor of Laurens had issued a check
for $220 to P. 10. Pearson, -pretending
to -be a consulting engineer. C. H.
Roper, cashier of the-bank, immediate
ly sought the city clerk's office and
found out that no such check had been
issued. le at once wired the Winston
0alen bank that the check was a
fogery and then called up over the
telephone to tell the bank to have the
man arrested. The -person talking
from the Winston-Salem end said that
they had the nan under surveillance,
but wanted to he sure of their ground
before having an arrest made. Mr.
Roper assured them positively that the
check was a forgery, but before the
'orth Carolina bank had taken action
the surpect had made his departure.
Later intimations of the successful
,plan worked by the check-flasher were
received when checks commenced to
arrive at t-he Enterprise National Bank
from four other 'banks, a second one
at Winston-Salem, and one each at
Greenville, S. C., Charlotte, N. C., and
Charlottesville, Va, In each case ex
cept one the check was for $250, the
exception being from another Winston
Salem bank for $100. All of these ar
rived at the bank in the regular man
ner and bore evidences of having been
cashed at sight.
While local police officers are not
certain as to how and when the smooth
stranger got in) possession of the blank
cheeks. they think that he got them
when he was in ILaurens Saturday
night, November 4th, when a troupe of
actors gave a show at the Opera
flouse. it is not thought that he was
a 'member of the troupe, but that he
was an actor and was visiting friends
in the company. In the (Iressing rooim
of the theatre were being kel)t surplus
city su':iplies, including stationery of
the city clerk and treasurer. Finding
here a blank check-book, he tore out
six of them and placed them In his
pocket. On leaving here, 'he evidently
went to G1reenville, w1here he cashed in
for the. first time, taking down $250.
Th'is chieck bore thec endorsement of a
prominent electrical contractor of
G reenvillec, which was also doubtless
ly forged. It, like the oit's that. have
arrived since, wer~e returnied unfpaiid
by the local -bank.
All of the checks had the name of
t~Mayor Dial forged to them. The
stranger evidenitly neglected to get the
iname ofQ lerk Stanley Crews for the
name 'C. 0. Alasseci" was signed1 as
clerk and treasurer. All of them
were diesignatedl as checks .payable for
"Services as Consulting Elngineer" in
the department of "Streets".
Chict Crews is giving assistance to
the onut-o f-town banks in attempting to
cat ch the forger, hut uip until yester
day no word of any arrest had been re
Attendants for Wedding Arrive
f.lre~ Sherman Hart Baillard, of Mul
lins, -Wert Virginia, wvhose .wedding to
Miss Maudie Mae Jessee will 'he one
of the outstanding social events of the
autumn, arrived in the city Monday
with Mr. Joe Dingess, of Huntington,
West Virginia, who iwili act as his best.
man. Miss Jessee has as her guest
(Miss Irnia Theresa Floyd, of S'tates
b)oro, Gleorgia, whbo wvll-* be thme maid of
honor. The only other attenklant will
b)e 'Mrs. Carter 'Price, of Barnwvell, as
matron of honor, wvh6 has been visit
ing her parents, Mr. and 'Mrs. W,' HI.
MePhail, for the last week. The Wed
ding wvill take 'place this afternoon tt
four o'clock at Miss Jessee's home on
North 'Harper street and will be twit
neossed by only a few friends,
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