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American Rights to be Sustain
ed in Mexican Ports.
"Washington, May 1,-The Mexi
can government has been definitely
informed that the United States will
sustain American interests who have
business with Mexican ports control
led by the revolutionists.
This announcement at the State de
partment today was the first surface
indication that officials here believe
that the Carranza regime has disap
peared permanently in territory now
dominated by the rebels.
. Furthermore, the notice served on
Mexico concerning the right of trade
is in direct conflict with the recent
Mexican decree in which President
Caranza threatened to re-collect port
dues. Officials here pointed out today
that Carranza cannot make a re-col
lection at any port unless he regains
it and even in that case he would be
in the position of compelling his own
people to reimburse him. The stand
of the United States is that he is not
entitled to these dues also makes it
clear that the Mexican president will
have no case against this country,
either in actual refund of dues or of
indemnity through the State Depart
Ports Lost to Carranza.
The ports that have been lost to
Carranza are those in che states of
Sinaloa and Sonora on the West
coast and the business of Vera Cruz.
As to these, the United States has
practically recognized the authorities
there as de facto. This process of
recognition it was stated, will con
tinue until there is no question that
Carranza has lost the game.
Officials said today that the secret
of Carranza's losses in the west and
northwest, is that he has been oblig
ed to hold on to the last moment to
the oil fields and the port of Vera
Cruz. The taxes and customs dues
for the oil and the business of
Vera Cruz are the mainstay at the
moment for the Carranza regime.
Rumblings of Discontent.
There are rumblings already of se
rious discontent in Vera Cruz and it
is believed that such a military man
as General Obregon, rebel leader,
will concentrate^ his troops sooner or
later for the attack on the Carranza
forces guarding the oil distrcit. The
reports today are that Carranza has
actually an unusually large force
there and is waiting the certain com
ing of a large body of revolutionary
. Officials here .say that there is '
nothing yet to warrant the belief 1
that Carranza will be obliged to va- !
cate the capital. That however, they [
think seems a certainty if the revolu
tion increases in volume and there
will be no splitting into factions.
George T. Summerlin, American
charge d'affaires at Mexico City who
left here for his post after the revo
lution had become a matter of grave
moment to the administration, is re
ported today as having arrived at
Mexico City. Mr. Summerlin has for
a long time been persona grata to
the Carranza government. He was,
therefore, the best equipped envoy
this government could send to Mexi
co to ascertain and repoit on the ac
tual status'of Carranza's chances. It
was Mr. Summerlin who was in
charge at Mexico City when the
acrimonious negotiations took place
between Secretary Lansing and Am
Supreme Court Upholds Gov
ernor in Removing Sheriff
Columbia, S. C., April 30-The
supreme court in a unanimous opin
ion today, sustained Governor Coop
er in his removal of J. Olin Sanders
as sheriff of Anderson county. The
opinion was written by Associate
Justice D. E. Hydrick, and was con
curred in by Chief Justice Eugene
B. Gary, and Associate -ustices R.
C. Watts, T. B. Fraser and George
The court holds "'Sanders is not
and has not been since the date of his
removal by Governor Cooper the
lawful sheriff of Anderson county,
and that he surrenders the said office
and the records thereof to the plain
tiff C. G. King, upon his demand
therefor, and that he pay the costs
and disbursements of this action."
Sanders was removed by Governor
Cooper in February for alleged im
moral conduct, but refused to sur
render the office to King, who was ap
pointed simultaneously by the chief
executive. The plaintiff then went
before Chief Justice Gary and pro
cured an order for Sanders to ap
pear before the supreme court to
show cause why he was entitled to
the office. The hearing was set for
March thirtieth, but a delay until
April 2.0 was ordered at the time
when the question of certain papers
not having been served on Sanders
The supreme court has held that
the governor has not the right to re
move a sheriff, but the chief execu
tive had appointed Sanders to fill a
vancancy in the office, caused by the
resignation of former sheriff Joe L.
M. Ashley, and the statute under
which the appointment was made
gives the governor the right to re
move an appointee.
I In the conclusion of the opinion,
Judge Hydrick says, "It is conceiv
able that the misconduct of an officer
may be of such nature as to make
his continuauce in office a reproach
to decent government, while his con
duct might not necessarily affect the
proper administration of his office.
But we are not called on to decide
whether the misconduct for which re
moval may be made must be official
conduct, because we agree with the
governor that the misconduct of
which the officer was found guilty
was of such a nature os to affect his
administration of th?. office, and that
it was, .therefore, official conduct.
The defendant was the highest peace
officer in his county, and whj?n he de
liberately violated the sanctity of the
home of another, and put himself in
the situation in which he must have
known that if discovered by the out
raged husband, a serious breach of
peace, if not a homicide would al
most certainly result^ he was guilty
of conduct unbecoming to. a peace
officer, and that was official miscon
duct, for which the governor rightly
removed him from office."
The cause of the removal wate an
affidavit filed with the governor "by a
former policeman of Anderson, and
that he went to his home one night
last fall and found Sanders and the
policeman's wife locked up in a room
together, and that Sanders held a
pistol on the policeman while the
then sheriff backed out of the door.
Confederate Veterans Hold
Annual Reunion in Sumter.
Sumter, May 2.-The annual re
union of the South Carolina division,
United Confederate veterans, will be
held in Sumter Wednesday and
Thursday of this week, and Sumter
plans to give the heroes who wore the
gray, the best time it is in the power
of the city to give. A large attend
ance is expected, and elaborate en
tertainment arrangements have been
The program has been arranged
and follows in full:
Wednesday, May 5.
9:30 a. m.: Music by band on pub
lic square; 10 a. m. meeting called to
order by Dr. H. J. McLaurin, com
mander, Camp Dick Anderson; mu
sic by band; doxology by selected
choir; invocation, the Rev. C. C.
Brown ; address- of welcome on be
half of the city of Sumter, by L. D.
Jennings, mayor; response by Gen.
B. H. Teague; music; addressof wel
come by E. S. BooTh, president cham
ber of commerce; response by John
Wharton ; address of welcome to vet
erans by John H. Clifton; response
by J. Fuller Lyon, brigadier general
First brigade; music; address of wel
come by Miss Armida Moses, presi
dent Dick Anderson chapter, U. D.
C. , response, Mrs. St. John Alison
Lawton, president South Carolina di
vision, U. D. C., address of welcome
to sons of veterans by Capt. W. L.
McCutchen, commendar Camp James
D. Blanding, U. S. C. V. ; response by
Arthur L. Gaston; music; gavel turn
ed over to W. A. Clark, major gen
eral, commanding South Carolina di
vision, U. C. V.; addess by Carl Hin
ton .Denver, Col., adjutant in chief
U. S. C. V.; music; annual oration by
T. G. McLeod; presentation of Gov.
R. A. Cooper and address; music; ad
journment for dinner in Peoples To
bacco warehouse, East Hampton ave
4 p. m.; Business meeting, address
by General Carr.
8:30 p. m.: Grand march at Peo
ples Tobacco warehouse, East Hamp
ton avenue; presentation *of Gen. Ju
lian S. Carr, general commanding
the army of Northern Virginia; C.
Irvine Walker, honorary commander
in chief U. C. V.; Maj. Gen. B. H.
Teague, South Carolina division, U.
C. V., honorary for life ; Confederate
sponsors, maids and matrons of hon
The following will be presented :
Maj. Gen. W. A. Clark; matron,
Mrs. Walter C. Whiter, St?teburg;
Sponsor, Miss Henrietta Boykin,
Sumter; maid of honor, Miss Dorita
Moise, Sumter; Miss Helen Tillman,
Edgefield; Miss Henrietta Heath,
Camden; Miss Eloise Lenoir, Bon
Gen. J. Fuller Lyon, commanding
First Brigade; sponsor, Miss Marie
?Kershaw Shannen, Camden; maid of
honor, Miss Ned Watkins, Camden.
Gen. C. A. Reed, commander Sec
ond brigade; matron, Mrs. Harriet
Hicklin; maid of honor, Miss Wilma
Prentiss; sponsor, Miss Teresa Mc
Camp Dick Anderson, U. C. V.,
Sumter; matron, Mrs. Nina M. Solo
mons; sponsor, Miss Ruth Cain.
Grand March led by the command
. ing general and sponsor conclude!
: by dance for veterans.
9:30 a. m.; Music; business meet
? ing ;address by the Rev. Thorntoi
Whaling, D. D., "Reminiscenes o:
Gen. R. E. Lee;" memorial service;
to the Confederate dead; music bj
choral club; "Tribute to Women ol
the Confederacy," address by Mis!
Mary B. Poppenheim of Charleston
past president general, U. D. C; mu
sic by band; address by Gen. C. Ir
vine Walker, "Truths of Confederad
2 p. m.; Barbecue dinner at Po
4 p. m.; Business meeting, election
of officers; address by Gen. Julian S,
Carr; adjournment; benediction bj
6 p. m.: Parade led by band; for
mation at court house. Parade will
form and start at court house; up
North Main street to Calhoun, west
on Calhoun po Washington, south on
Washington to Liberty ,east on Li
berty to Main; north on Main to
court house and disband; veterans es
corted py high school battalion.
9 p. m.: Reception to veterans and
visitors at Peoples Tobacco ware
house, East Hampton avenue; annual
reunion ball for veterans and visi
Your Uncle S
Uncle Sam looked i
daring the late unpleasant)
them to look after and he
but he did pretty well.
He urged his boys t
advised them to invest par
erty Bonds, in fact took a
financial as well as physic
save, to insure, to invest, t
mcii. In every one of tl
bank like ours can be of
service to you.
The Bank of
We have just open?
fancy groceries in the
tion, formerly occu
Thomas. We shall i
ble delicacies in seasc
sortment of fresh ve
We will replenish oui
keep everything fresh
carry the highest clas;
We invite you to ^
licit a share of your p
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Also PASTES and LIQUIDS i
THE F. F. DALLEY CORPORATION!
1 Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the
- firm of Holmes and Salter has, by
i mutual consent, been dissolved. The
E business will be conducted from this;
3 date by Perry W. Salter, Agent of
7 Mrs. Matilda Salter. All claims,
E against the firm of Holmes and Sal
3 ter should be filed with Lewis
, Holmes, Johnston, S. C. Persons in
? debted to the firm will make pay
- ment to Perry W. Salter. This April
i 23r(? 1920.
PERRY W. SALTER.
[Hogs and Pigs
; Two brood sows.
Two litters of pigs, half-registered
Duroc-Jersey, at $3.00-and $6.00
' each, according to size. Fine con
Meriwether, S. C.
The Advertiser $2.00 a year
ifter -his boys pretty well
ness. There were a lot of
! may have made mistakes,.
o take out life insurance,
t of their earnings in Lib
fatherly interest in their
?al and moral affairs. To
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lese steps a good, reliable
assistance. May we be of
Trenton, S. C.
ed~a complete line of
store opposite the sta
pied by Mr. Pearce
make a specialty of ta
in, carrying a full as
getables at all times.
. stock by express and
. It is our purpose to
s line of canned goods
isit our store and so
. R. Moore
.ERS bxAx X
rIELD, S. C.
fits . . - $135,000.00
VICE IS WHAT WE
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EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA
One First-Class Automobile
Twenty feet by 25 feet at 10 cents per square foot This is just
about what it cost us, and it has never been used.
Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais St., Columbia, S. C
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
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See our representative, C. E. May.
From the Cradle
to the Grave
SOMETHING TO SUIT THEM ALL
Carriage for baby.
Victrola to take the place of mama's roll
Soft, comfortable bed for hard-working
Violins and guitars for sister's serenade.
Art squares and rugs to finally put her on
the carpet with.
And if these don't please
We have a full line of guns and rifles to
send yourself where you can get pleased.
P. S.-We also supply the coffins.
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