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EVENTS LEADING UP TO PRESENT^
SITUATION IN llllrVC
To those who are not entirely fa
miliar with the Situation In Mexico,
nn outline of the recent disturbances
there would not be out of place. Suf
ficient to say in the 'beginning, tho
Kovcrnraont of Francisco Madero,
fwhlch followed closely after that of
Porforlo I>lne, who Is now exiled in
Kgypt, and which lasted throughout
n period of about fifteen months and
up until several days ago, has not
?ht.en strong or stable enough to keel)
down petty revolutions throughout
tho state. Time and time again has
tho federal government been forced
to suppress rebellions and on sevend
occasions have serious np-rtslngs oc
curred. Prdbably the most serious one
?before tho last, was lead some months
ago by Felix Diaz, the leader ot the
prosont revolution, when Diaz was de
feated nmt imprisoned. Through the
Rood graces of the United States gov
ernment, Dlar. was not then executed,
lfc later escaped. Sine that time the
country has been In a turmoil and a
few weeks ago Felix Diaz again start
ed hostilities, getting a foothold with
in the city and bombarding the pal
ace. A terrific conflict waged with
in the city for weeks, resulting In the
final capture, through treachery, of
President Madero. Events since that
time are contained in dispatches from
the scenes of tho trouble. The dis
Madero Resigns after Arrest.
Mexico City, February 18: Fran
cisco I. Madero, arrested in the nation
al palace this afternoon by General
Blanquet, one of his own command
ers, was forced to sign his resignation
from the presidency. General Vic.
torlano Huerta, commander of the fed
oral troops which have been fighting
Diaz, has been proclaimed provision
al president. Gustavo Madero and all
the cabinet ministers, with the excep
tion of ISrnesto Madero, are under ar
rest. The Pino Buarez, still at lib
erty but In hiding.
Huerta Provisional President,
'Me.xjleo Cjly, February 19.?Gen.
Vlctorlano Hureto was elected Pro
visional President by Congress at a
ppeclal secret session to-night.
Madero to Have Hoc:: Exiled.
Mexico City. February 10.?Francis,
co I. Madero, deposed froni the pres
idency yesterday, will be exiled. Ar
rangements have been made for his
departure from the capital for Vera
Cruz to-night. From there he will
sail for some European port.
Gustnre Madero Executed.
Mexico City, February 19.?The ex
ecution of Gustave Madero, known as
the "power behind the throne" in Mex
ico, formed to-day a tragic sequel to
the upheavel In Mexico city yestorday
when Francisco Madero's administra
tion was turned out by the federal
general. The ex.president and his
brother Gustavo were sent as prison
ers this morning to the arsenal from
which Felix Diaz had bombarded the
city for ten days. Soon after the ar
rival there, Gustavo Madero was sub
jected to the notorious "fugitive law,"
by which he was free to run under the
ride tire of his guards. He fell dead
under their bullets.
Chnrges Against Madero.
Mexico City. February 20.?That
Francisco Madero will got out of Mex
ico without having to face official In
vestigations for one thing or another
now appears improbable. He already
has been charged with responsibility
for the death of Col. Riveroll, whom
he is alleged to have shot at the time
of his arrest in the palace.
A committee of Deputies now has
asked that Madero be forced to ac
count for moneys expended "by the
Administration. This committee call
ed on President Huerta this afternoon
and urged that Madero be held accoun
table for the depleted condition of the
The last details of the organization
of Mexico's new Government were
completed at 1 o'clock this afternoon,
when members of President Huerta's
Official family took the oath In the yel
low room of the palace, immediately
above that occupied by the deposed
President and Vice President.
Troops Ordered to Galveston.
Washington, Feb. 22.?About 1,000
soldiers were ordered to Galveston
and vicinity, the nearest seaport adap
ted to the embarkation of troops for
The situation in that country Is re
garded as sufficient to warrant the
dispatch of a force strong enough to
take possession of a seaport and open
the way for an invasion of the coun
It will be for President Wilson to
determine whether such an expedition
wflll be dispatched. although, of
course, It is assumed he will first seek
the guidance of congress. Through
trusted agents, though not directly
the president-elect, It Is understood,
has oxpressed himself and Is a posi
tion to acquire specific knowledge as
to all the details of the Mexican sit
uation before March 3.
Mexico City, Feb. 22.?Francisco I.
Madero and Jose Pino Suracz, the
?president and vice president respec
tively were transferred today from
the national palace to the peniten
tiary'. A member of the provisional
cabinet said that probably no decis
ion as to their fate would be reached
for some days.
What may be regarded as executive
sanction for an Investigation of the
national treasury, with a view to de
termining former President Madero's
responsibility for any shortage, is con
tained In a message to the Mexican
congress today by foreign minister,
Francisco de la Barra.
The message was agreed upon by
the cabinet and the president and
Senor da la Barra was Instructed to
prepare it. It was an outline of the
policies of the new administration.
The message said that there shouid
be an immediate investigation of the
exact amount of money In the treas
ury. This Is in direct line with the
efforts of the group of deputies who in
sist that the Maderos looted the treas
ury and should l)e punished.
Mexico City, Feb. 23.?Francisco I.
Madero and Jesse Pino Suarez are
dead. In a midnight ride under guard
from the National palace to the pen
itentiary they were killed.
J. A. CLIFTON, M. I).
Bye, oar, nose and throat speclallst
at Dodson and Edward's Drug Co.,
Saturday, March 1st. All regular pa
tients please call early. All others
welcome. Equipped to treat diseases
of above organs, perform operations,
fit glasses. No charges to the poor.
Examinations free to all. Remember
just one day, Saturday, at Dodson and
NOW SHOWING NEW
Spring Models Ladies' Suits
New Shirt Waist Silks, 36-in wide, Tub
Proof at 75cts and $1.00
New Spring Styles in Novelty Light Weight
All-Wool Dress Goods.
Another shipment Amoskeag Utility Ging
hams at the price, lOcts.
New Spring Styles Oxfords, all Leathers.
Laurens' Best Store
Hillside, Feb. 23.?Messrs. Archie
Davenport, Ludio and Clarence Weath
ers of Katrine, were visiting friends
Marvin Tollison and Miss Carrie
Woods attended the box supper, at Le
Mrs. Alma Knight is by the bedside
of her aunt, Mrs. Minnie Sims, of
Babbtown, who has been seriously ill
A committee has been appointed by
our paBtor, Rev. E. G. Ross, to solicit
contribution for paint dor llrjllsido
This committee Is composed of
Mossts C. L. Weathers, G. W. Adair,
.T. K. Rice and MIsbos Maggie Thomp
son and Carrie Tollison. Any contri
butions, whether large or small, will
be greatly appreciated by the above
What do the people of Laurens
think of the proposed now county for
Fountain Inn? The writer is in favor
of this new county, and, like Bob Quil
len, thinks it ought to be named "El.
dorado." The writer has "boosted"
Hillside for two years in three of
South Carolina's newspapers, and shall
boost the new county the same as Hill
side. Much opposition will probably
be found but, truly, the new county
would be a great blessing to the "til
lers of the soil". In that it would open
up a newer, a better and a greater
market at Fountain Inn, and the farm
ing class of people in its boundaries
would derive much benefit therefrom.
Bob Quillen isn't all alone In this
fight, for the writer will take care
of Hillside. Call the new county "El
Two young farmers of this section
are going to plant a half acre each
In tomatoes. They are also going to
try a small truck farm of watermelons,
muskmelons, and beans. These young
farmers are not over 19 years of age.
This kind of farming In South Caro
lina means one step farther on the
road to progresslveness. It takes
original ideas and "a great big de
termination" to reap a successful har
vest In any undertaking. Try an acre
of truck farming this year. Be origi
nal. If you don't succeed the first
time just grin and keep going. Life
is not filled with roses, neither is It
all thorns. The young men who are
going to try this new scope of farm
ing are Lawrence Cox and Furman
Mr. Burl Davenport of Fork Shoals
was the guest of his daughter Mrs. T.
T. Tollison, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson of
Loabanon were visiting relatives In
this community. Sunday.
Mrs. Adaline Thompson Is serious
ly ill at this time. Mrs. Thompson Is
well advanced in years and old age is
probably the greatest cause of her
Luther Thompson, and Mrs. Lou
Owings of Warthen were by the bed
side of Mrs. Adaline Thompson, Sun
Farmers' are rather slow In hauling
out their fertilizer this year. There's
a possibility of a great reduction in
the use of fertilizers hero.
Hurrah for the McCravy compul
sory education bill! This law should
not have been left to the optiou of
school districts. It should have been
made "a law for all, and left to the
option of none." This district will
very probably vote it down and this
district needs It, too. There's a "loop
hole," (through which some escape)
In almost every law. The State should
see to it that every future citizen Is
educated and rightfully fitted for the
station in life he Is destined to occupy
In the affairs of State or Nation. Of
couro it would be better If the peoplo
themselves would give to their chil
dren a sufficient education, then there
would be no need for such a law, but
where the people will not school their
children its better (In such cases) to
use the "Iron Hand"?compel them
to educate "Young America."
There has been almost 2,000 bottles
of Coca-Cola drunk in Hillside with
in tho last 75 days. Some expense,
And Cole L. Blease runs for senate,
In 1914, against, Sen. E. D. Smith?
Cole Ii. Blease will find that a harder
office to secure than was the Gover
norship. With all due respects to Mr.
Blease, he will meet his defeat In that
primary Watch the outcome.
Why don't the ofnclal? of South Car
olina put a stop to "pistol toting." the
buying, selling and drinking of whis
key, dice throwing; gambling, and the
breaking of United States mall? If
tho writer were a U. S. secret service
officer much of this lawlessness would
cense and a greater part of those law
breakers would be brought to Justice.
Dr. King's New Dlscorery.
Soothes Irrltatod throat and lungs,
stops chronic and hncklng cough, re
lieves tickling throat, tastes nice. Take
no other; once used, always used.
Buy It at Lauren? Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
Doctors Use This tor Eczema?
Dr. Evans, Ex-Commissloncr of Health,
says: "There is almost no relation be
tween skin diseases and the blood." The
skin must be cured through the skin.
Tho Kerms must bo washed out, end so
salves have long a^o been found worth
less. Tho most advanced physicians of
this country are now agreed on this, and
are proscribing a, wash of wlntorgroen,
thymol and other Ingredients for eczema
and all other skin diseases. This com
pound is known us D.D.D. Prescription
Dr. Holmes, tho well known skin spe
cialist writes: "I am convinced that the
D.D.D. Prescription is as much a specific
for eczema as quinine for malaria. 1
have been prescribing tho D.D.D. remedy
for years." It will take away tho itch
tho instant you apply It.
In fact, we are so sure of what D.D.D.
will do for you that wo will be gl&d
to let you have a $1 bottle on our guar
antee that It will cost you nothing un
less you Und that it does the work.
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
1 aAlST G^^lT ?T j
I Bargain Seekers
Our Big Clearance^Sale has been #
x a wonderful success and rightly so x
% because profits have been thrown %
fto the winds in an effort to please
^ and satisfy every customer. J
% In order to give all our friends a
# . . x
^ chance we are going to continue #
fthis unmatchable bargain feast for a ^
ffew days after March 1st. <$>
We intend to make Salesday in &
4 March the crowning day of the|?
fGreatest Cut-price Sale ever given S
# in Laurens County. Come and get T
4 your share. %
l> Laurens, S. C.
YOU ARC A HORSE IN A
TREAD MILL WHILE YoU
PUT YOUR MONEYINTHE
BANK ?und YOU WILL BE
If you earn $10,000 a year and i end
$11,000 you will fall behind. If you earn
ten dollars a week and save part of it you
will get ahead?and there is no other way to
do so. Get out of the tread mill.
DO YOUK BAXKIXC WITH US.
Wo pay interest in Snvinpra Department.
Muht- OUR Hank YOUR IZonk.
Laurens? S. C.
JV. II. MAT., i'res.
C. //. KOFBR, C/.s/iior