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WAR DEPARTMENT WITHDRAWS SUPPORT
FROM NATIONAL GUARD OF S. C.
Taking Umbrage at Attitude of Qov. Blease, General
Mills Gives Notice That Annual Appropriation for
South Carolina Will be Withdrawn. Blease Says He
is Glad of it.
Columbia, June 24.?Taking um barge
in tiie attitudes of Governor Blease,
the United States war department
has withdrawn all Federal aid from
the organized militia of South Caro
lina and the plans for encamping the
three regln: Mils Mils summer may
have to bo abandoned. Funds for this
purpose; conic out of the allotment of
Federal aid to this st:::o. amounting
to about $75,000 yearly, and the taking
away of this money leaves nothing for
payment of the encampment expenses.
Seccrtnry of War Lindlcy M. Garri
son notilicd Governor Bleaso by letter
or the Withdrawal of the Federal funds
from the South Carolina militia, and
Hrig. Gen. Mills telegraphed the same
information to Ad.it. Gen. Moore, say
ing this action was taken because of
the "attitude of the Governor of your
State toward enforcement of Federal
"This announcement Is very pleas
ant to me." replied Governor Blease
to Secretary Garrison. "1 fought tho
Dick law when 1 was in the Senate
and nothing gives mo more" pleasure
than to soc South Carolins relieved
of its iniquitous provisions." In u
dictated Interview be said the Legis
lature would probably repeal the
Dick law and he would sing "Hallelu
jah, praise the Lord! South Carolina
is once again free from the domination
of Yankee uniforms and once more
In control of her own State militia."
Adjt. (Jen. Moore refused to make
any comment on the following mat
The following is a copy of the tele
gram from Gen. Mills to Adjt. Gen.
Wire From Gen. Mills.
"Washington, 1). C, June 23, 1913.
"Adjutant General, South Carolina,
Columbia, S. C: In accordance with
action of war department this date,
taken In consequence of attitude of
Governor of your State toward en
forcement of Federal militia law, as
expressed in his letters of May "> and
27 to you, and of June 11 to Secre
tary of War, no further Federal as
sistance, either in personnel or equip
ment, will be afforded the organized
lilitifl of your State. n*>r will further
expenditure of Federal funds in hands
of disbursing officer be authorized by
Flee rotary of War except to cover such
obligations as may have been already
incurred and appro' by Secretary
of War. Requisition for property now
on hand in militia division is disap
proved and no further roqusillon Will
bo honored. This information is tele
graphed to you in connection with
plans for oncampmcnl of South Caro
lina organized militia this summer In
order that you may be guided by such
t> Icgram and act accordingly. Dis
bursing offlcor has been informed of
action by war department, Mills,
"Chief Division Militia Affairs."
G?vernor Mease's Comment,
Governor Bloaso was handed a copy
rrf- the Mills telegram and asked what
lit! though! of it. The Governor re
1 f^lli is whal T 'nave bet n wanting
for sometime. I fought the Dick law
in the Senate. 1 believed the State
?vvas unwjse in adopting It and I be
lieve the wisdom of my fighl ngninst
it .has boon shown. The law Is ah In
fornnl mess, and I have been making
b continuous light since Itj adoption
bore to gol it off my State. I believe
this will certainly open the ??yes of
(ho Legislature and thai at their 110X1
eosalon they wili repeal the Dick law.
When that shall have been done I will
have won a struggle 1 avo been mak
ing for several years, and truly I shall
Mng. 'Hallelujah, praise the Lord;
south Carolina is once again free from
the domination of Yankee uniforms,
and once more In control of her own
"As to the matter of the encamp
tments, I don't know whether this will
affect them or not, but If it does I
am satisfied the young militiamen of
South Carolina would rather not have
an encampment than to be bossed by
Yankees In their own State organlzn
IHeaso to Secretary of War.
The following letter was writt? n
Secretary of War Garrison by tho
""Columbia, S. c., June 24, 19HI.
?lion Lindley m. Garrison, Secre
tary of War, Washington, D. C. Dear
Sir:?1 am in receipt of your letter of
Juno 23, in which you state:
"After careful consideration of your
communication (letter of June lit I
am forced to the c onclusion that you
leave the war department no other
course to pursue than to withdraw
all Federal assistance to tho organ!/.) 1
militia of South Carolina. And it Is
with great regret that I have to In
form you that such action will he Im
"This nnnoucemcnt is very pleasant
to mo. 1 fought this Dick hill when I
was In the Senate nad 1 have seen the
wisdom of my opposition since, and
nothing gives me more pleasure than
to see South Carolina relieved from its
Iniquitous pro\ isions.
"Thanking you on behalf of myself.
"Very respect fully,
"Colo Ij. I'lease, Governor."
BLBASE ISSUES STATEMENT.
Says He has no A]>ol?gIcs to Make to
"Yankee Gen. Mills or to anybody
else. Gen. Moore's C<>nimcnt.
Columbia. June, 2S.?Returing today
from Abbeville, whore he attended the
Firemen's tourney. Governor Blcnso
issued a* statement regarding
the war department wit hdarwing ali
support from the militia of South
Carolina, which in part is as follows.
"in my opinion this whole matter Is
'making a mountain out of a mole hill'.
The Adjutant Gcnornl, when he had
finished bis inspection, made a report
to me, in which he recommended that
1 muster out of service el >vc n compa
nies for IntfllCioncy. This I most pos
sltlvely refused to do, and 1 do not
now propose to do so, to pleas) any
"After that some question came up
as to the distribution of some funds.
The military board was Called together
and after discussing til t mater and
bearing both sides, the brigad ?? ? gen
eral, Hon. Willie Jones, who has. he. n
in the military service for 10 years
Col Julius E. Cogswell, who h ... uo< n
In tho service since his childhood, and
who is known to bo cur- of tho most
thoroughly posted military men In the
State, and the Governor of the State,
voted to pay this money. I know that I
Cen Jones and Col Cogswell love Gio
militia and were thoroughly conscien
tious in their VOtCS.
"I am willing to take my chanCCS
as I have done heretofore, 1" fore the
people-of-this State. 1 have no apol
ogy to make to Yankee Gen Mills, to
Secretary War Garrison, to tho Adju
tant General, or to anybody eise, i
nmplcnsod with tho matter as it stands'
and under no conditions or circum-l
stances will I alte;' my decision, I
would not muster those companies phi
j>f service and reflect ilnoil tin so yo mg,
lnon without giving them an oppo
tunify to bp heard ;:n.l (?> prove ?
selves, as I know them to be, truo'i
Carolinians? fot1 till ui fhc money In.
the United states treasury, for if they
are glvon the opportun it} til >y will
meet, all the military requirements'
and all the special orders of the A Tin
\V;il Not Must, r flat CotlipiHllcs.
"if it is necessary to do otherwise.
to get an appropriation then South
Carolina will have no appropriation
from the United states Government
for this purpose while I am Governor,
and there is. no use for any fur:he,- in
terviews or any further correspond
ence. If it means to HHIStor out those
eleven companies to get this money
then we will never get it. if 11 re
quires me to reflect upon those young
men In those eleven com pan loa to gel
a few dollars from Secretary of War
Garrison, we will never get it. So
far as I am concerned he can keep
(Continued on )>agc 4.)
C. 0. I). BY PARCELS POST.
Beginning Yesjterday Packages can
be Sent C. 0. I>. by Parcels Post.
Beginning yesterday patrons of the
parcels post could send packages ('.
?. I), for a charge of ten cents, ac
cording to information and iustru
tions received at the local postollicc.
The additional cost of ten cents, to
he paid in parcel post stamps will al-,
.so include the charge of Insuring the
package, to n.n amount not exceeding
The collection for packages througll
the postoflico system, is a decidedly
new fontUI'O of postal work, and nat
urally Its adoption in connection with
the parrels post is somewhat of an
experiment, the result of which will
he watched with considerable inter
est. Packages thus sent C. (). I>. may
he sent only from a money order office,
atnl only to a money order ofllco. The
amount to he collected cannot exceed'
$100 on any one park. go,
The remittance to the sender of
the packages wi| he by money order.'
When the uddri. receives the
package, he signs a receipt, Which
is ( onsl lere 1 ns his application for Ii
money order tor the amount called
for upon the package, With this re
ceipt-application, the ivoslmnslor
makes out a money order fo rtho ac
count and returns it to the sender
of the package. While the instruc
tions so far received do not give sfiC
ciflc information upon this point, jl
is believed tha ttho remitting party
will have to pay the regular money 1
order fees upon the amount so re- ,
One feature about C. O. I). Itusincss
which should he carefully noted, is
that the addressee will not he permit
ted to examine the package before
paying for it. He will not be given an
opportunity to examine it, until lie
has paid his money and ben given a,
receipt. This precludes the possibili
ty of sending a package subject to ex
amination through the ('. (). I>. lUOtod.
If the revolving party finds, aftor he
has gotten the package, that he does
not want to accept it he cannot then
refuse payment, if he declines to nc
eopl the package at all, it must liehe-,
fore the payment is made.
COURT OF COMMON I'LKAS,
To Convene (he 1Kb of this Month
and Will Probablj Last Two Weeks.
Tlie summer term of court of com
mon pleas will convene here Monday,
July Mth. with Judge .1. W. Dovore
on the bench. It is very likely that
the court will continue for two weeks,
as there are quite a number of cases
now on the calendar.
The Jury commissioners met in the >
office of 'Clerk of Court Power Mon
day morning and drew the following i
jurors for the first week:
.1. I.. Martin. Waterloo township. j
.f. S. Thomas. Sullivan,
T. M. Shaw, Wall rhu .
A. C. Shell. Dials,
A. C. Crow, Youngs,
I'. M. Craig. YoUrigs,
.1. (!. Voting. Hunte ?
I. M. Pearson. Youngs.
I); M. Cunningham, Waterloo,
W. Workman. I limb r,
j. w. Honor., Jack
K. 13, Bobo, Yc -ngs,
13, A. Adtims, C oss Hill,
13. P. Minter. Laui'f ti?.
lt. M. Brownlee. Lhu.i ?
W. P. Pit on, Youngi
.r. H. N'ab?rs, Latin n
j. .v. 0'D Waterloo,
A. Sonn, Scufflei >wi
j. Andei oil Jone?, Huni< y
s. M. Ball, Bin
lt. V. Crawford, Sullivi :..
J. II. Ropi .-. Sulll' an,
c,. c. Pitts, Hunt< .
M. flary Wallace, I)h
j. v. Tolbcrt, Laurt m ?
.lohn 1. Putnam, Lauren?,
L. P. McSwnln, Cros? H\\l
<*. w Madden, Watt rloo.
p. VV. Roper, SuIIIvan.
Moved lo Spiirlanbiirg.
Mr. and Mrs. J, I >. Ha nicy, loft
yesterday for Sunt tatiburg. where
they will make thC|l home in the fu
ture. During their short residence
In Laurens they have made hundreds
of dose friends who regret their de
cision to malte their home In Spar
COTTON BLOOMS CO M F. IX.
First Bloom of the Se?s?n Sent In
by II. M. Cole, of Cross Hill.
II. M. Cole bears tho distinction of
Bending In tho first cotton bloom of
the season and thereby wins tho sub
scription offered by Tho Advertiser ror
tho first OHO Of tho year. This bloom
reached tho olllco Friday night and
was a pink one, showing thai it
showed Its '':. the day before. The
cotton is of the CooU's Illg Moll va
The second came in Saturday morn
ing having been brought by a colored
man, Tom Pitts, of MoUUtVillc. Soon
after this one reached the olllco, \V.
N. O'Doll, who lives on the Harris
place near Mountvllle, owned by .Mrs.
Rosa 1 Cnino brought two beautiful
stalks-, one of them having a largo
pink bloom on it. lt. I). Johnson, a
colored man who lives on .Mr. NV. .1.
Fleming's place jioar Qrn, brougbl
in the lirst bloom from tho upper part
of the county, his bloom having Urs I
scon the light of day on Friday.
.Monday morning tho blooms be
gan to come In ruth or rapidly. \v. II.
Hamilton, who had tho flrsl boll and
tho first, bale last year, bringing in
a stalk with two bloomu on It,, Her
bert .Martin, of Trinity Ridge, report
ing; another bloom. Finest Dodson, of
Tumbling Shoals, sending in another
bloom, .lohn D. Chlldross, who has a
farm near the city reporting another
one, io, W. Copeland another, C. c.
Pitts of Madden another, T .C. .Me
Auley of Cray Court another, \V. S.
Holt of Clrny 'Court another ami an
other by Nllcs Workman of Ora.
W. Joe Saxon of the Sulphur
Springs vicinity, is tho lirst hoy to
send in a bloom and he ranks along
with the lirst. lie found a bloom m
his patch Saturday. He is twelve
years of ttgo Olid must he a "hustling
fanner" as soon by bis letter in anoth
er part of the paper.
Tuesday saw a number brought in,
showing that blooms, lirst brought in
were not. freaks from "garden spots"
but wire the products of Hie Heids.
The general reports from over the
country are that though the crop is
rathe rlato, still it Is making lair1
progress and promises to turn out
well unless unfavorable weather sets
Will ( lose ?ii fourth.
The following merchants in I.aureus
have signed tin- usual agreements to
close their places of business on tho
Fourth of July:
Davis Roper & ('o.
Clardy & Wilson.
.1. D. C. Fleming.
Moscloy & Roland.
J. C. Hums Co.
s. m. K- R. II. Wilkes.
Su it/.er Co.
Mnhaffey K- llabb.
Menuett & Owens.
.1. A. Franks.
Hunter ,M- Co.
Ovvlngs .v Owlngs.
,,T, If. Sullivan.
R, c. Cray K- ( o.
J. M. Phllpot.
IIrooks Hardware Co.
Red Hot Harke:.
R. W. Willis.
W. (I. Wilson.
CLINTON MAN GETS
PIKE'S OLD PLACi:
Coiiirrcssiibiii ?lotttis<?ii ippoluis \\\
V, NotlHe in* Private Seci'viaiy.
Won l!i> later Rj I.eMer.
|\V^;mlngtnn. .'cue 30; Represent*
stive John ton In - appointed D. w. a.
rotary to ! t< cod I'. II. bike, who re
cently rcsi ? ted to bot omo city editor
of (he H i l- .'"d who was lutor
appointed postmaster at S?pnrtanburg.
.Mr. Neville is. n son of the lute
president of the Presbyterian College
of South Carolina, located a: Clinton,
and bftck of bis selection by Mr.
Johnson Is a most interestiir; story,
serving to show the well known but
too little practiced truth that polite
ness and magnaminity are among
the best paying investments that have
ever been made. ? Spartaiiburw Her
TWO (MMKS ON KU Hi ll.
Walls Mill IMnj Mills Mill of Green
illlo. .In Morning and Afternoon.
A l>oublc*lload(>r for Saturday,
The chief and only attraction in
view tor the celebration of tho Fourth
here wll ho tin game of base hall at
Watts Mills, wl .<n tho crack Watts
Mills aggregation will lino up again.d
tho Mills Mill leant, of Groonvllle. in
ta< t, tho lining up is going to bo dono
twico. for two cantos will ho pulled
oil", one in the morning n< io :m and
another in the afternoon at l*U0 Ac
cording to tin- prognostications of tho
wise ottos, these tiro going lo ho
"sumo games", tho Mills Mill loam
being the loade rs of base-balldom In
their own bailiwick, whjlo tho prowess
Of tho Walls Millions is Well Known
in ihcso parts. Mills Mill played ten
games this season and hasn'l lost one.
"till yet". While thO Walls Mills |?e H
are Icadlnk the c N. & L. League.
The odinisslon to tho grounds
will Ix- r, and cents, ladies frei',
while a small lee of ten cents will lie
charged lo all who sit on tho grand
stand; ladle's Included.
Douhh -J. .Ml- r Sal unlay.
I'.i ildos, Die two ante.; Friday
there will bee two other gallics of hall
till \ week. On Saturday, Watts Mill
will I tickle tie Whllmlre loam in a
double-header, The IIn I game will
be called ul "? o'clock and the second
will begin Immediately aflor the
Ii ist. Whit mire has a winning loam
and the gatiles Saturday promise to bo
oi l to t.i: i r\sin i:l.
\ nuiiilier of old Soldiers Who Fought
iii (aellyslMirf.' Off for the IteunM'n
of the nine ami I ho (Iriij
Detwoil llflenn and twenty old sol
diers, who Were in the groitl battle
at Gettysburg when Mcado checked
Lee's march into Pennsylvania, are
in Gettysburg attending the reunion
of tho lllue and Gray survivors of thai
great eonlllc.i. The obi soldiers loft
Monday morning and by now they
are camping on tho battlefields over
which they charged IIfly years ligo.
recounting the events of thai great
'baCtle and frnterni/ing With Jtll0.se
whom they founghl V eal's llgO. The j
"boy.." will relnain there over Ihe
Fourth and will boglll to return the
Inter purl of the week.
All of those going from this coun
ty were provided with railroad fare
from the funds in the baud: of Con.
TeagUO. Those from Cl'OSS Hill,
Whose liaiUOS ale found elsewhere,
were provk'/.td wlUh additional
sum by the ladies of that V'laCO, These
going from Laurens and vicinity were:
.lohn T, Langstoii, W. A. McClintock,!
J; I?, fabhv. ll .lames Workman, L.
Nelson. It. P. A'dulr, T. I >. Dliekelt,
J. it Anderson, <:. W. Ilanna, T. <:
Anderson, It, F. I lolllngsworth and
probably oilier.: went, from Clinton
and Job n S Wei banks, an inmate
of the old soldiers home at Columbia
from this county, was also among
Vole llonils for School.
DI \ i ll til "HQi'MI'K" SF.XTOV,
The many rrieiids iiirougnoui ??au,
reiis county w ill regr< I to lonrii of
tin dot f.i of "Squire" F. M. Sexton
which occurred al his homo In Wood
ruff Mondoy. Mr. Soxlon was about
711 years old and left a family ami
Hundreds of friend:. , to mourn his
death. For many years ho was in
charge of one of the warehouses In
Laurens later ho was cotton
weigher u! the Laurens Mills.
LAST COTTON CROP
SECOND ON RECORD
Brought Better Prices than
VALUE GREATER BY
The VM'2 Cotton Crop was Soootld
I.:ii'u?'st Kver Produced \?'( nrdiuir
T? Latest Census Reports. Kstl
nintcd ValllO of IflItS Crop Nearly
Olie Hill ion Hollars. Second Also
Washington, .Inno 2S. Tho L905S
?ot!on crop of the United Btotos was
Iho second largest hvoi produced and
amounted io i l,:n;f,0lfi Imlos of f>ou
ponmlH (mi in. the census bureau an
nounced today in nun ln;< public tho
dual col ton product ion si all Has,
Tiny show a slight incerns.o OVOf tho
preliminary production statittie.; an
nounood March .'<'. Tho boh Island
orop amounted to 711,777 bales Unters
to COL'. 924 bales ami nood production
was 0,101,0011 tons. of which 1,570,
508 tons war. taken by the oil mills,,
leaving 1,524,402 tuns lor planting,
export feeding and other purposes.
The estimated value of tin1 crop was
placed at $1)20,(1:10,000 or $00,790,000
more than the record crop of 1911, not
withstanding thai the quantity of lint
cotton was 12.7 percent less. The <?
llinatcd value of the cotton crops tor
live years 1008-12 is. $1,220,970,000 the
average price being about 11.7 conts
a pound or nearly $00 per bale
The 1912 crop graded "middling to
strict middling" and the average price
Of upland Cotton was 12.Oft cents per
Insects Caused Damage. ,
Insect pests seriously affected tho
crop, growers in a, large section hav
ing to contend with the hull woovll,
cotton caterpillars ami grass norms.
Tho ! oil weevil an a showed consider
able extension |>u| work by tho f?d
eral and State agricultural depart
ments is greatly reducing the destruc
tivencSH of (he pest.
The quanity of cotton reported for
the crop of 1912 with linlers In hid
ed and round hales counted i
hales, is 11,090, st;:', running ' th
With Hie exception of that of 1911,
this is the largest crop Ihn United
Slates has ever produced. Kxprcsscd
in gross 500-pound bales the < top
amounted to 14,212,015 hales being
1,1127,201 hales, or II !? per cent loss
than that of I'll l, but exceeding thtvt
of 11)10 by 2,'07,"27 baloH or 19.1 per
(.nt. that of 1009 by H.997.022 hales,
or 28.8 per (cut end that Of 191 I. tho
thrd largest crop, by 022,0 I balos, or
t 'i per cent.
Tin- average annual production Of!
trotton for the years 1899 1902 was
Ie.e.',.'..en;: bales, and lor He yoai'H
190S 1912, 12,29-1,222 bales: the in
ere: >? in the five rage annual prodm ?
(fon ? jtiH '.:: "i." 'u i. ill s or ::?_?.?.: per
eifnf. W'lii ti it It considered that, ?l;
total ai.a of lb-- e.ounl.le.i rom
, rein " of - oi'on ginni ,! A-'oro
Hon than ?" U)I2,
Almost a Million.
The ostinvntod value or the crop o?
1912 is $920,(130,090 as. compared >sith
$859,840,000 for d I, $063,180,000 for
1910 $s|'_',of)O,000 for 1009, $081,630
. for I00S, and $700,')00.000 for 1907".
Thus tho value of tho crop of 191?.
, ;mated, was $60,700,000 or 7 pec
(Continued on page 4.)