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PLANS FOR PAGKINO
PLANT AT ANDERSON
ARE BEING DRAWN FOR THE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE'S
MAY BUILD ONE
Of Suffice it Live Stock U Pro
duced Hereabout Plant May
(From Saturday's Daily )
The Chamber of Commerce is in
receipt of a communication from
Packers Architectural & Engineering
company, engineers designing pack
ing plants, abattoirs, cold storages
and industrial plants, with offices in
Chicago, stating that work is pro
grssBlnv nicely on drawing for a $350,
000 packing plant for Anderson. This
does not mean, however, that It is a
cut and dried fact that such a pack
ing plant is to be erected here right
away. The Chamber of Commerce de
sires these plans as information only,
for the present.
It is not improbable that if the rais
ing of live stock In this section ot
the country continues to increase
during the next three of four years
like the industry has within the past
three or four years there will be suffi
cient live stock within a radius of
150, miles of this city to warrant the
erection here of a small packing
plant. If this turns out to be tbi
case it Is likely that the chamber o.'
commerce will undertake the promo
tion of such. an enterprise.
S. A Jacobson of Wisconsin has
written the chamber of commerce that
lie will iikoiy be in this city during tbe
month of March for the purpose of dis
cussing with local people tbe pros,
pects for .a packing pant at this
For the past several months the
chamber of commerce has been col
lecting data with reference to the
amount of live stock being raised
within a radius of 160 miles of An
derson, the prospects for the indus
try being increased, freight rates
from various points within' this
radius, etc. This data, it is stated,
will be of value to the chamber of
commerce in the event the packing
plant proposition Is over taken up.
U. S. Army Chief and
Mexican Leaders Meet
I I . . . . i '
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 8.?General
Hugh L. Scott, General ..Francisco
Villa and Governor Maytorena, of So
nore, met in conference tonight, the
.first of. a' series planned , to solve the
problein of protecting American bor
der town residents from the bulets of
belligerents on the Mexican side. The
United States army chief of staff and
the Mexican leadevs met in the United
States immigration station at the
American end of one of the interna
tional, bridges spanning the Rio
Grande between El ' Paso and Juarez.
No official statement was1 given out
except that the first meeting was "cor
dial" and that It would be continued
First Step in th?
Reurgunazation f lan
GREENVILLE. S. C, Jan/8.?At a
meeting of directors of the Parker
Cotton Mills Company, held at Rich
mond Wednesday, announced here to
day, W. J. Thackston, of Grenville,
was elected- secretary and assistant
treasurer, succeeding M. M. Trotter,
Jr., who resigned the titular position,
but who will continue his services
with the corporation. L. W. Parker re
signed as a director, aa did B. W. Rob
ertson, of Columbia. E. L. Marchant
resigned -as vice president and was
succeeded by W. E. Beattie. This was
. a step in the reorganisation plan of
the company, it was announced.
Graduate of The Musical Comedy und
Vaudeville Stage to Appear Here
Aedele Rotini, who 1b to appear
horo shortly in a new musical-drama
by David Starr entitled, "Thto Sing
er," is a graduate of the musical com
edy and vaudeville stage, having' ap
peared in many of the former class,
and moire" recently over the big time
?Keith and Orph?om?circuits as a
head-liner at an enormous salary. Her
new play not. only affords her ample
opportunity to display her natural
dramatic ability, but also gives her
many, chances,to exercise a magnifi
cent Soprano voice of wonderful qpm
'? nais and power. '
MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Insure' With ub and keep the money
at homo. Every dollar' o? Ob? collec
tions deposited in Anderson county,
hanks and helping to improve Ander-.
. son county conditions.
$5.00 per $1,000 ? ItodUiiffs, .
$9.60 8*8 per 81^00 an Other Property
COME an B 8bb UB . VB
j. j. Smith,pr?sident an?.Treaaurer.
j. r.,Vaudiver?... .Vice Pr?sident
j. ; Major, ? >.. .Seerete/T
Rev. W.KW. Leathers. _ '
Lee G. r?ollemanc
j: j; smith, . .. r.
*. f. L. Brown, ' ' ' ; ' ijUMTh
8. L. Shirley,
j. r. Vandfver,
j. j. Major,
h. ,h. Gray.
I Herbert Corey, Famous
Herbert Corey is perhaps the beBt
known American correspondent in the
great war. His daily letters from
France, Holland, Germany. Belgium,
and England have been a feature of
many American newspapers and bave
so well pictured the horrors of the
war that he haB been described by
authorities as the "literary find of the
; He went to Europe tho day Ger
many declared war on Russia and
since that tim-3 be has written more
than 200,000 words which have been
read by millions in the United States.
Many c| his striking lt|l'ters wore.
cabled to the London Timen, the lead
ing newspaper of Europe, and created
a sensation there. Despite threats
made by the British censor, Mr. Corey
went oh writing what he thought of
the attempts to muzzle the British
nrpuR and American newspapers
through control of cable.
URGE STATE-WIDE LAW
BENNETTSVILLE, Jan. 7.? Tho
State Senator, J. H. Evans, and the
three representatives, F. B. P. Peg
ueB, D. L. McLaurln and J. W. Le
Grand, called a meeting yesterday ot
citizens of Marlboro county for the
purpose of hearing any suggestion
that anyone might desire to make as
to the action of the delegation in the
general assembly soon to. convene.
Several questions were presented and
The delegation by resolutions was
requested to support a State prohi
bition act, and in the event that such
an act could not be.paused, to support
the measure looking towards a refer
endum on tho prohibition question.
This was unanimously passed.
A resolution WSS,. .offered request
ing th'o delegation 'to vote for the re
peal of the cotton acreage law. After
discussion tbls motion was laid on the
Another r?solution was offered by
Don McQueen requesting the delega
tion to vote against any appropria
tion for the enlargement and exten
sion of any of the State's Institutions.
This resolution wan also tabled.
An additional resolution was unan
imously passed, providing for an..ap
pointment of two delegates from each
township to confer with the represen
tatives in regard to a road law.,.
Wednesday, January 6, 1916, a
beautiful home wedding was solem.
?es? si the country home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Carpenter, when their daughter. Miss
Vada Wyatt and Mr. Dewitt Boggs
ot Pendleton were happily married at
As Miss Zora Mer ritt at the piano
struck the chords of the Wedding
March, the bridal party descended tbo
broad stairway. First .came Miss
Mary Rogers with Mr. C. A. Slttoa.
They were followed by MIbb Dessle
Newton with Mr. L. L. Hendr!cks.v
Then the bride and groom following
marched to the centre ot tho spacious
hall, and there uuder a white bell
suspended from a white and green
arch, standing on a reg. sent .from
the Samoan Islands by the bride's
uncle. Lieut. Comdr. L.. C. Richard
son. Rev. D. W. Hiott in an Impres
sive ceremony pronounced them hus
band and wife.
Immediately after the ceremony a.
reception was given.
In the dining room and parlors the
same color scheme, green and white
.'Only the Immediate families and a
few friends wero invited. . The bride
and groom left for the g room 'ft fath
er's, Mr. Charlie Boggs the follow
-X singularly beautiful ' and Impres
sive marriage was solemnised Wed
nesday, Dec. 30; at tho homo of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Smith, when Miss Ruby An nett be
came the bride of ' ftr. William Man
ning Baldwin. Rev. Connolly, pastor
of .the bride, performed' the ceremony.
The parlor was beautifully decorated
with all the flowers' of the holiday
season. Mistletoe, holly and Christmas
betls\ predominated.- The bride was
Kaniifjfnily and becomingly dressed In
a lovely dress of white messellne elab
orately trimmed in face and satin rib
After congratulations a delicious
nupper was served by Mrs. Fostar
Harper and Mrs. Eugene Smith.
Miss Smith was a charming young
woman of tho Tony Creek' section,
being, very actively associate4! in the
cburhh en? society circles. :
Mr. Baldwin la a prominent young
b?iB!nc8P mar. of Simpsonv?ie, having
e. hont of friends both in business and
On Thursday following ? most
bountifnl reception was given at the
pa?*tat4 0? *bl? niym Mi? .Mfg.'
J. W.v Baldwin, ai S?nfwmvllie.
The many friends of Mr. and ?Mrs.
Baldwin wish.for. them a happy Jour
neytWgh.ll^ , ;
JOHN G. MOBLEY FOUND
DEAD EARLY YESTERDAY
IN BED AT HIS HOME NEAR
W1NNSBORO, IN FAIR
Former President of State Fair.
Director of the South Caro
lina State Prison.
(Prom Saturday's Daily)
A telegram announcing the death of
Hon. John Q. Mobley, member of the
board of directors of the penitentiary
and former president of the South
Carolina State Fair Association, was
received here yesterday by Hon. W.
H. Glenn, also a director of the State
Found Dead In Bed.
Mr. Mobley was found dead in bed
at his home near Wlnnsboro, Fair
field county. While the cause of
his death was not stated in the tele
gram received by Mr. Glenn, it 1b gen
erally presumed that Mr. Mobley died
Prominent In Affairs.
For the past twelve years Mr.
Mobley had been a member of the
board of directors of the State peni
tentiary, and he was a candidate for
re-election at the approaching session
of the legislature.
Mr. Mobley was formerly president
of the State Fair and continued as
one of its directors up to tbo time ot
SENECA, Jan. 9.?Mr. Will Hol
land, former citizen ot Seneca, and
owner of the Seneca Bottlinc Works,
but now located near Chattanooga.
Tenn., was in Seneca for a short
Willie Right and Lee Haley, two
of Seneca's bright young men have
leased the Success Theatre from Mr.
'Gilbert and are now in charge ot
that popular amusement house. Their
many friends wish them good success
in this new venture.
The death of Mr. James Rochester,
a fanner, residing near Tabor, in this
county, occurred Tuesday afternoon
Mr. R. M. Richardson is having ex
tensive repairs made on the Palmet
to Hotel old building. After February
1st, the Oconee Telephone Co., will
have its Central Station in this build
Many people in this community will
be interested in the announcement o'
the marriage at Commerce, Ga., re
cently of Miss Mae McDonald of that
city and Mr. Henry Verner of the
Retreat section of this county.
Mr, and Mrs. T. E. Stribbling vis
ited the lattera brother, Hon. E. E.
Berner, at Richland last Sunday.
Mr. Ryland Shelor, of Richland was
a business visitor in Seneca Friday.
Miss Cornelia Foster of Richland
was shopping in Seneca Friday.
Mr. W. R. Livingston, who is to be
best man in the Hunter-Jones wed
ding here net week tendered a stag
supp?r to Mr. ' Jones on Thursday
Dr. J. S. Stribbling, 8. A. Lowry
Frank Hawkins, Dr. E. C. Dolye, Les
are some ot those present.
Mr. C. N. GlgnllllBt was in Green
ville Wednesday on business,
Mr. Edward Whltten, of Pendleton,
was in Seneca for a few hours Wed
. Some Recent Marriages.
SENECA, Jan. 6.?Mr. George
Adams and Miss Ethel Dean, both of
this county, were married at Town,
ville, by Rev. T. C. Logon, on Sunday,
December the 27th.
On the same day, at the homo of the
brides .parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Comp ton, Miss Lola Compton was
married to Mr. Charley Butts, ot
[i Many here ah out h are interested in
the announcement of the marriage at
Springfield. Mass., of . Miss LUelle
Hill and Mr. Edward C. Sear le. Miss
Hilt formerly lived'In this communi
ty. Sho was a trained nurse and had
been porsulng her profession in Mas
At. Mark Harbin, of Chattanooga,
Tenn., came to Seneca Monday, to
spend a few days visiting hlS sister,
Mrs. Wood Whitmlre and other rela
Mr. J. H. 8. Hopkins has moved
back to his farm near Oakway.
- Tho Boat right Bros., have* moved
their barbership from the. Richard
son Hotel old building, to the store
building recently vacated by Lowry
Mr. Eugene and Mss Lowe Abbott
are visiting friends and relatives In
Spsrtanbnrar and Woodruff.
Miss Homoxelle Blackman, after
spending several days as the guest
of Mrs. J. E. Hopkins, has returned
to her homo at Danburry, Ga.
Mrs Lois Gignilllat GoUghtly, who
has,been visiting at the home of Mr.
G. W. Glgnlllist; baa returned to her
borne at Falrburn, G a.
Mr. and Mrs. A. 8- Robinson, after
spending the holidays pl?astftly with
Mrs. Mis.' Poblns' parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. A. Perritt, has returned to
their home-in Charleston.
Mr.. and Mrs J. R.. Harrison have
moved from Townville to the Bounty,
land section of this county.
Miss Laura Perritt has returned to
her siudios ?t Winthrop College af
ter- spending the holidays, with her
parents, Mr. and . Mrs. D. A. Pcrrltt,
Germans Pulling Down 0
This photograph Bhowa how the j
Germans destroyed Lille in France.
The wall left after the house was i
CAN FINANCE CROP
Senator Telia Instance of Bank
Taking Six Months Paper on
Cotton For Re-Discount.
Senator McLaurin, in the extra'ses
sion of the legislature, said lu a speech
to the Senate that under the new cur
rency law agricultural paper, with
State warehouse re?eipts as a collat
eral, would be discounted by the fed
eral reserve, bank In Richmond, for
six montas, ami couid be renewed ror
anothor six. months,. and that there
was ample pawer, through this can
nel, to provide funds,to finance the
entire cotton cjrop. In* a public state
ment made after a trip to Washington,
for tho purpose of conferring with the
federal reserve.(board. he made an
analysis of this section of the act and
said that it. was "up to the banks.'7
Kc cz'Acd upop the banks to egrce
upon,a -definite, course in this respect,
directing their attention to the fact
that the. Cc?ifui-board at Washington,]
if necessary, could accept such paper
without the Indorsement of a member
bank..It this were done, discounts of
this character of paper would not
be charged up against the capital
stock of the bank. ' t
Senator McLaurin. said yesterday
that- there , were two distinct classes
of paper having separate channels,
one not exceeding four months, and
limited to 10 per cent of the capital
stock and surplus, this being, too
terms of the act; the other is. not
limited. lp - any way by the act itself,
but under a regulation of the board,
they limit it to z'o per cent of the
capital stock, but say that, this limit
will be Increased from time to time
as conditions may demand.1'
"I .do not know that any. of this
six months paper has been presented
except as hereinafter' stated," : said
Senator McLaurin yesterday. "Every
banker that I approached insisted that
he could only handle'-the four months
"Last'week I drafted a form of a
notb which would show, ss provided
by the terms of the currency law, that
It was for agricultural pur pote s here
tofore used In the production . >f the
cotton enumerated in th? receipt,"
continued- Senator - McLaurin. ''The
note , was .drawn for- $500 and there
were 18 hales of low grade cotton
enumerated in the State warehouse re
ceipt,'.which we estimated meant 7
cents a pound, middling basis. Tho
note Was given to the People's. Nat
ional, bank in this-city, which-very
kindly consented to make the transac
tion? It was sent forward, In the ord
inary course of business, without , ?
word of explanation, and in the samo
way 'tue.,money was plsced to tho
credit O? the People's National bank,
and by it transferred to the man
wbo owned the State warehouse re
"I am making this public to. show
what we cab do by putting ourselves
In a position to take advantage of the
facilities afforded," said Senator Mc
Laurin. "The Peoyle's National bank
indorsed this noto, but if the general
necessity were made apparent to tbo
central'board II Washington tbere is
no reason why the credits now looked
up in the vast amount
storage In South Carolina should, not
be released. Of course one bank \>r
two or, three banks, can. not reHeye
the situation, .but if all act together'no
onb need toll mo that it can cot be
done. Such action would , enable the
farmers to pay their debts', and con
tinue to hold their cotton, so that the
advance in price which Is now) on will
. Th? Plaee For It
NEW. YORK, Jan, 8.-Jack Johnson,
and Jess Willard will meet in a 4&i
round boot.for the, heavyweight cham
pionship of the world ut Juarez, Mex
I Ico. o'n Saturday. March ?. Final ar
rangements for the match were made
here todav after other vblds were" re*,
celved from Havana, Cube, and Tla
iuane, Mexico. . -^a^ya?
burned wto pulled down and a photo
grapher who was on hand took a pic
turc as the great mass of' brick and
mortar was crumbling to ruin.
CONTRACT FOR LAMPS
FOR THEATRE IS LET
OVER 1,000 INCANDESCENT
BULBS OF VARIOUS HUES
AU Indications Point to New
Pfcnyhouae Being Ready by
A contract for over 1,000 incandes
cent lamps, of various sizes and col
ors, was- negotiated yesterday between
the directors .of the Anderson Devel
opment Company and the Sou thorn
Public Utilities Company. The lamps
are to be used for lighting.and d?co
rative purposes in the new theatre.
The fact that the contract for the
Incandescent lamps has'-been closed
suggests how rapidly the new play
bouse is Hearing completion., The con
tract for doing the wiring lit' the new
building was let some time ago to
The 1,000 or more lamps contracted
for yesterday arc to be used in various
parts of tho building and arc to be tor
both lighting and decorative purposes.
That is,.the former will be plain lamps
and will be for the sole purpose of
giving light. The latter typ? will hot
be so much tor the purpose of giving
light as they wl)l be used for.produc
ing shaded effects.
The opening date of tho theatre' has
been set for Thurdaay evening. Feb
ruary 18, when Adele Lotlnl will ap
pear. In a new musical comedy, "Tho
Singer." ' '
Painting work on the new building
ta under way and all other kinds of
work are being rushed to completion.
The placing of tho plaster cast work
about the stage, the boxes and the bal
cony and other parts of the'interior
is being carried on with a vim. and
probably will bo completed within the
next few days.'
ROME, Jan. .?t-WJiUe hot conceal
ing tho-gravity of the offenso to the
Catholic church if Cardinal Mercier,
archbishop of MaTlnes, han teen un
justly arrested-by the.Qermahs, Pope
Benedict Is awaiting official reports
before passing Judgment, on what may
y/Thls statement-1? made by those who
have talked with tho Pope.
The. Pope wishes to maintain the
strictest neutrality, they say, ?
.LAUBESiS PRISONER -
SUFFERS FROM HURT
John Will Smith's Wound Kay Prove
Fatal?Declines to DIhcusb Iden
A?v ;; .-iltty?' .
LAUREN'S, Jan. 7.?It haa develop
ed that the wound John . Will Smith
received yesterday at the hands of a
pos?e of citizens pursuing him as the
alleged robber of * coiner* afore tin
Dials township,' is snore serions than
at flret indicated. HIB condition to
jj?gbt 4*rcritical, and tats physicians
state there is very lit tie chance -for his
recovery. Tho prisoner , was taken to
iKtlbp&ifeS last sight cxam!
... ' entered the lower part
of the ,aplnhl column and punctured
tho boweltt In s-w/eral pla?es,, Noth
ing, further as to his identity, has de
veloped, eVfaV declines ,jqow to,dis
cuss the Subject.
Dangers of Withdi
Forces From the
BERLIN. Jan. 8.?(Correspondence I
or The Associated Press)?Dangers I
attending the act of withdrawing fa- 1
tigucd forces from the German ]
trenches and relieving them with !
fresh troops Is dramatically discUB- i
sed by a correspondent of the Berlin- <
er Tageblatt, who prefaced the story !
with exportent*** of himself and col
leagues in getting into and out of the 1
"We could only reach the village
Eessen," ho writes. "Here wo had
to leave the automobile in the mud be
hind a church whose walls showed tho
marks of a desperate struggle. Every
where on the ground, bandagesfl arms
and parts of uniforms?everything
covevcred with yellow mud. Boslde
the church were fresh graves.
"From Eossen to Dlxmude the road
for throe kilometers runs parallel to
the French trenches. . Every auto and
every wagon seen on the road is tok
en under fire from tho trenches which
are only about 400 yards away.
"So we left the automobile In cov
er and continued our journey on foot,
keeping about CO feet npnrt in order
to be as Inconspicuous to tho enemy
as poBelblo. But they had already
aoen us. A rolling fusilade began to
sweep tho road. We jumped from
tree to tree, and made part of tho
distance by running in stooped posi
tion behind a hedge. .
"The mud was several feot deep In
places, and our way lay past trench
es and dead horten. Many of the ani
mals were chestnuts, deeply Imbedded
In the mud, and their wide-open eyes
stared into the leaden sky In most un
"Of a sudden the man ahead of me
shouted and jumped behind the wall
of a building tbat had beeu laid low.
He belloved he had been bit, but as]
luck would havo it the bulet just miss
ed him and had buried Itself with A
tuud in a . nearby tree.
"His experience Induced us to pro
gress n little more rapidly and with
greater caution?from cover to cover.
"After a while we came to an ex
posed railroad crossing some 900 feot
from Retrenches of the enemy. First
one man bolted across the open
place, then the other, until we were
nil over. The buliets from the French
helped every ono to lose no time.
"But now we had the prot/ctlon of
the railroad embankment, and avallln*
ourselves of this we soon reached the
ruins of Dlxmude. Several streets
and especially the market place He
within tho fire zone of the enemy.
"In this uncanny town dwells un
speakable fear. Dlxmude baa been shot
up as no other place in the heatre of
war.. Irl th?' shell-furrowed streets
the mud Is several feet deep, and there
appears to be not a single house
whloh has not been hit by a shell. But
of this I am not sure. Dodging' from
ono street Corner to another, to avoid
the bullets which soem to. have a sor*,
of fountain head at the end of each
HireeL. ynij navn nn lima tn 1551,5
many, or close, observations.... M any
rate the ruins from, little hills one
bas difficulty getting over.
"We finally came to the merket
place, which ta constantly swept by a
ball of bullets. In a rush .w? gsln the
shelter of the wails of the city hail
on the other side. To one side of this
are tho. ruins of St Nicholas, recog
nizable as a church today only by two
walls and a .pillar which rear Into the
sky like naked giants,
p "The town Is empty and deserted.
But you become aware of a'nolseloss.
uncanny sort- of life In the houses. It
comes from tho cellars where our sol
diers are in quarters. '
"We finally met the commandant of
the place. H? had been. decorated
with the iron cross, first class, and
showed that he was glad to see new
faces in this place of desolation.
"As be explained the situation to us,
bullets hit the walls to th? left and
right of us. We counted 45 In one
minute on the wall of a building closo
by. Zealously, by day and night, thin
waste of ammunition goes on,
"The only living creatureb our men
found In Dlxmude were a dog and
three cats. Three times?four times
Dlxmude bos been the center of a bat
tle. But now the large beap of ruins
Is In our possession, and with it we
have gained n'point directly on the
Yser canal, which passes close to the
last bouses of the town on tho west
''But we Intended to get into the
trenches?tho firing line.
'The7-road to this lay through a
'trench approach' whose wild and
bloody history is not likely to find an
tiquai ?ven In this war. Off we go
through shell-wrecked houses, tun
nels, cellars, stables, upstairs through
rows of 'rooms, then down again
across a narrow street exposed to the
fire of the enemy; through.houses aad
rooms and across yards, and finally
Into a long subterranean passage from
whose celling tho water ran In
"In the distance we finally saw a
light 'very much as one doss In com
ing to the end of a railroad tunnel
?we were in the trench closent to
". "Wo are cautioned not to apeak. But
a fcsnt 200.feet away from us is the
trench of the French. You could, see
everything' very plainly without the
aid of field-glosses?among the other
objects a number of careless French
soldiers who moved about. As we
looked through the loopholes in tho
Iron SbteldS placed along the fire aid?
of the treuch, we saw an almost pnln
Utrupted'succession of flashes from
the French trench. Bnt the fire seen*
cd to, bb directed more upon the ruin
ed houses thtfts upon ottr Held posi
tions Now and the none 0f the bullets
hit one of the shields, the ringing
metal reminding us of where we were.
"A careful survey of t the country
without, through one of the loopholes,
br^aght aoiwe eorpses into view. The
bodies wore wrapped in blue coats and
tho heads were covered with black
:ialr. Our men would have gladly bur
led the fallen enemies, but it was Im
possible to leave tho trenches. One
baa but to show the point of the hel
met,, or attempt to stretch the cramp
ed and stiff limbs to draw a hall of
"A yellow mud floated about in the
trench and ran down tho Bides. And
In this our soldiers stand day and
night. They are heroes. No doubt
this term has often been misapplied,
but it certainly Is duo the men who in
the cold and wet of the tresch and af
ter long and dreary weeks of this
know how to smile and crack a Joke. ,
"For eight hours the man leaned
against the wet sides of the trench.
Then the relief force creeps along to
give the others a chance to live for 10
hours in a damp cellar. To guide the
men at night white ribbons and pieces
of paper arc fastened hero and thero.
Like beings of another world theso
men light no flros and speak no word.
"As we roturned I notice! a number
of broken chairs and other pieces of
furniture and was told that these
were danger signals marking points
at walls where the enemy could see
what passed beyond. Death lurked
"So we went back through the tun
nel, through tho houses and cellars
and acroBB tho yards, and finally came
to the narrow street' which had to be
crossed at a i Jump. Evidently tho
French had seen us slip across the
slip across the open place, and bavinf>
probably observed the automobile at
Eessen, they must have concluded that
some members of the staff were mak
ing an inspection of t*to position .at
Dlxmude. At 2 o'clock in the after
noon they began to shell tho place.
"One h he il arter another nit the
ruins about the market place and re
duced, the debris to still smaller di
mensions. Standing in a doorway
close to the scene I was Impressed by
the terrific noise of the bombardment
as a sort of sublime spectacle.
"A shell fell t our street, and the
major ordored us Into .his cellar. But
Wo found It hard to leave tue' iron
concert which .whistled - and sang,
crashed and rolled through tho ruins
In a thousand keys.
"Of a sudden I was thrown against
tho corporal who had been standing by
my side and the two of Us flew to the
ground. A shell had. struck the
ground 36 feet away from us and the
airwave of tho explosion had knock-,
od ua over . ;
"After that we followed the mayor
willingly enough to his 'room' in tho
cellar. It was very still there and tho
dreary flickering flame of a . candlo
seemed to make It more so. But above
our heads the. detonations continued.
Whenever, one of the shells hit close
enough to the house to shake it to Us
very foundation, the major would say;
' Now!' . 1 .
"For -a while that vas tho sony
sound tmnng thoan who fcSt about the
home-made table In the colh r. Later
somebody tried, to master; the peculiar
excitement which held us all U> its
grip by tolling funny stories. ' Bvt In
spite of the stories and the cigarettes,
the excitement, caused by th? uneir- I
tsinty where the next shs?i "wosld
strike, held on."
Whon tho bombardment had sub
sided the . correspondents ma&j -their
way back to their automobiles, con
tending on rests with two unfriendly
elements?mud and more shells and
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Christinas is in the past, new leaves
have been turned, and we now art. all
busy .making the dream for 1915'come
true.' Lot us hope for better thlpivs.
Many visitors came and'went during
Miss Ruth Garrett of Knowltou's
hospital has returned to Columbia, af
ter a very delightful visit to hone
folks and friends of this place. Mite
Garrett is quite popular here and: she
has many friends of this place who
gi^e her a warm welcome in their
Prof, and Mrs. John.B. Bonner were
the guests of Mrs. Bonner's sister, Mrs.
George Sullivan, of Wllllamston- last
week.- Prof. Bonner Is now. back in
town at his "post," his school in old
town reopened Monday, 4th. ; -
Prof.'W. C. P?trie of Bpertanburg
has returned here. Ho with bis assist
ants, Misses Mar Jar io West of Green
ville, Jessie Norrls of Grive and Miss
Mary Brabham,of Ninety.Six,; reopen
ed'ichooVat West P?lser Monday. Jan
Dr. .WV A Trip? of hear BSeley Bpont
Sunday night in*, town wither,;, and
Mrs. Cherlie Trlpp. Dr. Trlpp wob en
route to Anderson to which place he
Mr. Ernest Murphy of the Mountain
Springs section visited hero last Sun
day afternoon. Mr. Murphy returned
to Clemson Monday... ,
The Missss Lan?vr nave returned to
their different schools. Miss'Esther to
Clcto?on at which place she teaches to
tho graded Bchool, Miss, Calhlcen to
Mr. Adam Pelden of Fountain Inn
has been in town visiting rotative?.
Cadet Ralph Stewart : returned to
Clemson Monday. Mr. Stewart 1b a
senior and oxoccts to tfrarfoato in
Juno. He has many friends who wish
him great success- ., V
Mr. and Mrs. J. .^:|aaWi5^r?;*?ve
bad as their house, gr. ?sta two' of their
Jaughtfern. ItoduiM Jot- Mnilisas end
Roltfdsy of Greenville.
Miss Annie Rohisson.and .brother,
Msttor James, after a very pleasant
visit hero ha^e returned to .their
honr. at Hodges,
Mr. Ed Smith made a business trip
to' GreeovMf! last Monday. January 4.