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CHARGE OF PICKET
REDACTED BY HEROES
Soldiers of the Gray Greet
NO FLASHING SABRES
NO BELCHING GUNS
Faces of t"e Union goidlers behind
?he Stone Walls at the "Bloody An
grle" Take ?ie Place of Englses of
War ns They were Fifty Years Ago.
Gettysburg, July 3.?A handful of
men in gray reenacted today the
charge of Pickett across the field of
Gettysburg. Up the slope of Cem
etery ridge, where death kept step
"with them in '63, 150 veterans of
the Virginia regiments of that immor
tal brigade made their slow parade.
Under the brow of the ridge in the
bloody angle, where the^Phlladelphia
brigade today was a handful In
blue, scarcely larger, waited to meet
the onslaught of peace. There were
no flashing sabres, no belching guns,
only faces behind tho stone wall that
marks the angle. At the end, in place
of wound or prison or death, were
D^andshakes, ^peeche sand mingling
?The veterans In gray marched for a
quarter of a mile over the ground that
they traversed during the charge.
They came np the slope In column of
fours, irregular but responsive to the
commands of Maj. W. W. Bentley of
the Twenty-fourth Virginia, one of the
few officers of either PIckett's or the
Philadelphia brigades present. Ahead
of them marched a band and well
down tho column was a faded Con
fedearto flag, Its red field pierced with
many holes, its cross bars dim and
its shaft colored with the sweat of
many a man who died that it might
fly high in the last desperate effort
to plorce the Union lines.
.Hake Slow Progress.
Its progress was slow and polnful
for tho timothy Ih the field waawhigh
and its plowed surface was not easy
for weary feet, Up to the very edge
of the stone wall, covered now with
tangled vines, shaded by trees and
peaceful as a summer line, they
marched in tho hot sun while the
ban dplayed "Dixie". There they
stood for half an hour while their
comrades In bjuo peered across at
The blue line formed behind the
wall. Overhead floated a faded stand
ard of the Second arm> ?orps. Behind
them were the statues of the Phila
delphia brigade and the Fourth Unit
ed States battery where Gen. Arm
As the men in gray formed in a
long line facing tho wall, the Stars
and Bars and the flag of the Second
corps were crossed In amity; the
Stars and Stripes was unfurled and
the crowd that came to watch burst
into n cheer. Representative J.
alimpton .Moore of Pennsylvania
mado a losg speech and Maj. Bent
ley answered him on behalf 0f tho
South. The veterans in gray were
given a medal provided by John Wan
amaker. They crowded over the stone
wall, shook hands and the charge
was over. There was many a pic
turesque figure In the line that, came
up the slope. W. H. Turpin of tho
Pift>-third Virginia npvonred in fche
uniform ho -woro on tho dA? of the
charge. His feel vi ore hound In
cloth, ho had ah army blanket strap
ped t ohls back and he calmly sntok
cd a long stemmed corn cob pipe.
A Bloody Spot..
There were I? regiments In Plok*
ett'a division that day in '6?,. nhd the
histories say that 5,000 men charged
ftOrops the field. Every field ofliccr
was killed or wounded except one lieu
tenant colonel and two-thirds of
the lino officers met the same fate. Of
the fi.OOO who charged, only about
2,000 returned to the Confederate po
sition. The Philadelphia brigade num
bered 1,200 men and lost 453 In kill
ed and .wounded.
"Governors* day" In tho big tent was
a grcit success. The enclosure was
crowded with thousands of cheering
veterans. LpVe of country was the
keynote of tho speeches., Present was
the congressional PommBttoe of 21
ropresontfltiven and nine senators
headed by Vice President Marsahll
and Speaker Champ Clark.
One practical suggestion came
from the meeting. Gov. Cox in the
course of his address, urged that the
national soldiers' home at Johnston
City, Tenn., bo turned over to the
Confederates for ?use as a home for
the veterans- who found under the
The audience voiced its approval
by tremendous applause.
Vice President Marshall was the
first speaker. In his speech he said:
The Last Step.
"This occasion wipes the last of
the Mason and Dixon line. As 'Bob'
Taylor once said, there is now no "dif
ference between the is'orth and South
except cold bread and hot biscuit."
Speaker Clark made his usual hit
with the audience. He commended
tho sentiment of Mr. Marshall that
only In America could there be wit
nessed the scene of once bitter foes
clashing hands in brotherly love GO
years after1 they had fought each oth
er, and he recalled that It "took Eng
land 50 years to get around to the
point of eroding a statue to its great
prince, Oliver Cromwell."
"The valor displayed in the war,"
he fervently declared, "was not North
ern valor. It was not Southern valor,
but I thank the Almighty God It was
American valor. The greatest tiling
of all Is to be an American citizen."
Gov. McCreary oft Kentucky fol
Then came Gov. Sulzer of New
York, Mann of Virginia, a war veteran
who produced great enthusiasm by
declaring, "if we had known each
other as well in 18G1 as we do now
the war would have been impossi
ble"; Gov. Baldwin, Connecticut; Gov.
Hanna, North Dakota; Gov. Miller,
Delaware; Gov. Haines, Maine; Gov.
Ralston, Indiana, and Gov. Cox, Ohio,
Gov. Eberhart of Minnesota aroused
a great laugh by saying In a mock
"What an indescribable pleasure
must be experienced by Vice President
Marshall, who presides over the sen
ate, and Speaker Clark, who presides
over the bouse, to come here and look
Into the faces of so many honest men."
He concluded with a patriotic ap
peal that brought forth loud cheers.
To Quell Evils.
As a result of a conference late to
day between Dr. Dixon of the state
health department and Jtudgo Swope
of tho county license court, all sa
loonkeepers were notified to close
their barrooms at 11 o'clock each
night during the remaii 'er o:' the
week and were forb! ' to sell
liquor to intoxicated men.
A1 through -many veterans stayed
over to hear President Wilson speak
tomorrow, the celegratlon vractlonUy
ended tonight with a fireworks dis
play. Before it began several hun
dred veterans fro'm the South marched
over to headcpiarters to pay their re
spects to Gen. Dlggett. They brought
a band which played "Dixie" and
"Maryland, My Maryland." Gen Lig
gett stood in front of bis tent and
reviewed the march.
The regular army will pay its tri
bute tomorrow to the men who died
at Gettysburg 50 years ago. Brig.
Co n. Hunter Liggett, IT. S A., in com
mand <of the camp, today prepared a
general order directing every officer
and man In camp to stand at at
tention from noon until live minutes
after that hour tomorrow when the',
big flag in front of his hoadfuartors I
will be half masted.
LOOKOUT FOR THE CIKCUS.
Cnrl Hngonbflck and Wallaee S'>ows
Combined to Show in the City To
What's coming next? The Carl
Hagenbaek and Wallace Circuses
combined will be tho attraction in this
city tohight. Manager D. R. luven
der has arranged to have them show
on the white canvas at the moving ivic
ture show and this Is said to be one
of the greatest Ulms that has ever been
shown here. The film will be shown in
tho afternoon, so this will be one
time when tho children can "go and
?00 the animals" alone, though by
keeping th? mat homo in the afternoon
tho "old man" can accompany thorn
That tho el'-cus on oanvos Is tho
"real thing" can bo judged from the
description sont out by tho press
agents: "Daring, fearless, graceful,
equestrians performing evolutions of
Incomparable horsemanship". Sounds
llko a circus alright and tho price is
"only five and ten cents" Two per
TO U. S. COURT
.'-MMii.il Carolina Supreme Court Grunts
Stay of Remittitur in Case.
Columbia, S. C, July 8.?Monday
afternoon there was filed with the
supreme court a stay of remittitur
in tho case of Thurston U. Vaughn of
Greenville, who confessed to intimacy
with young girls under his charge
while he was superitnendent of the
Odd Fellows' orphanage in Greenville
and was sentenced to death. Tho stay
was granted so that the attorneys of
Vaughn might appeal to tho United
States supreme court, on the ground
that the rights of their client had been
Invaded by the change from hanging
to electrocution as the mode of capi
tal punishment for this .**ate. The
remittitur would have goi;e down
Tuesday If there had not been a stay
in the proceedings.
Vaughn was tried In Greenville. The
state put up an extremely strong case
and Vaughn confessed to the crime.
He was sentenced to pay the extreme
penalty of the law. He appealed to
the supreme court, and his appeal was
dismissed by that tribunal, the lower
court being upheld In Its judgment,
and remanded the case to the lower
court for re-sentence.
The appeal of Vaughn to the federal
supreme court is the same as that in
the Malloy ease; that a man cannot
be electrocuted after being sentenced
to be hung without there being an In
vasion of his constitutional rights
ICE CREAM FESTIVAL.
Kings Daughters to Serve Ice Cream
on (he Lawn of Dr. II. K. Alken
Next Friday Afternoon.
Next Friday afternoon from 6 to
S o'clock the Kings Daughters of Lau
rens will sell ice cream on the lawn
in front of Dr. H. K. Aikes's home.
The proceeds of the sale will be used
by the organization In their work. The
cream will he sold for 10 cents per
saucer. Another feature of the af
ternoon will be the automobile ride
"around the belt" the cost of which
will be and K) cents. Everybody is
invited to come.
Decision in Tucker Case.
Tho S. C. Supremo Court, last week
handed down its decision in the case
of Mrs. Nannie Tucker, as administra
trix of the estate of Roy Tucker, vs
The Clinton Cottpn Mills in which
tho higher court sustained the vcrl
diet of to circuit court in awarding
damages to the plaintiff in the sum of
$1,000. It will be reme.mbered that
Roy Tucker was the elder of two
brothers that were drowned In the
pond of tho Clinton Cotton Mills in
the spring of 1911, Roy Tucker being
drowned in the effort to save his
brother, Thomas Tucker, who had just
fallen Into the water. Two suits of
$:10,000 each were brought against the
cotton mill to recover damages.and the
cases have already been tried several
times. In the other case, the Thomas
Tucker case, a non-suit was ordered
at the last term of court by Judge
Prince, This case will also go to
the Supreme Court. John M. Cannon
and H. s. Black well are the attorneys
for the plaintiff in this case, and F. P.
McGowan and \V. R. Rlchey are at
torneys for the defendants.
l?i VTII OK MR. ELY HILL,
Pound Dead at His Meine I.ale Mondaj
Cross Hill, July 8, Mr. Ely Mill died
suddenly yosterdny. He was found
dead in his lot. near tho house about
5 o'clock. It had been only a short
while slli.O he left Iiis house when
found. It must have been some heart
trouble. Mr. Mill was about ?0 years
old and a good citizen. Ho leaves a
wlfo who was a Miss ? Brooks, three
sons and several daughters. Inter
ment will be at the family burying
ground near his home this afternoon,
Deduction in Postal Kales.
The post Office department has ?.n
?nonnced that hereafter a rate of five
cents will apply to Insure purcels post
packages valued at less than ?2.">. For
packages valued over that, the old rate
of ten cents will apply. However,
for packages valued less than $2."i a
rate of ten cents will be charged
where it is to be delivered C. O. D.,
this same rate, applying, as Is al
ready known, for C. O. D. packages
valued at over ?'_,r..
I INTEREST INCREASES
AT TENT MEETING
Increuscd Attendance upon t'?c .Moot
Ilia's and Added Zest Shown in the
The Evangelists at the big tent,
corner of Irby Ave and Earle St. have
entered upon the second week of their
series of Gospel Meetings. The Inter
est in the meetings is growing, as ev
idenced by the increasing attendance
from night to night.
Subjects of interest to the public in
general are discussed nightly and
much stress is laid upon the need of
a proper use of the Bible, the Evan
gelists believing that every religious
question baa an answer in the Bible.
One of the features of the meetings
are the children's and young people's
services which are held Sunday and
Wednesday afternoons at 3 p. m.
The program for the balance of this
week will be, Wednesday night, "The
Earthly Tabernacle and the Priest
hood of Christ"; Thursday night,
"Court Week In Heaven"; Friday night
"Conversion"; and Sunday night, "The
Origin, History ami Destiny of Satan".
Evangelist C. V. Achenbach and wife
of Columbia, Miss Achenbach, of Flori
da, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McOonau
ghey, the sweet toned Bingers of Co
lumbia, have arrived In Laurens and
will assist in the meetings.
MOINTVILLK SCHOOL BUILDING.
Plans Being Drawn up for Modern
and l'p-to-dalo Structure with Six
Roomg and an Auditorium.
Mr. B. H. Todd is busy getting up
the specifications and plans for the
school building to be built tut Mount
ville. The plans call for a veuy beau
stiful and commodious structure, two
stories in height with six rooms, an
auditorum and a basement. It will be
a very modern structure, heated by
hot air and having other convenienc
es, it will be of brick construction
with metal roof. The plans call for
an expenditure of about $7.000 and it
is proposed to have it finished by Oc
WATTS (OPS THREE GAMES.
Gets Iwny with a Single on the Fourth
and a Double on the Fifth in Easy
The habit, of winning still clings to
the Watts Mill team. Last week three
more scalps weer added to the long
list already in stock. On the morning
of tho Fourth, the Mills Mill team
from Greenville was defeated by a
score of 1 to 3. The game was fast
and exciting throughout, and at sev
eral stages looked to be anybody's
victory. Hammott for Watts was eas
ily the all-star, doing great work both
with the stick and in the field. He
scored three of the four runs made
by his team. Both pitchers did good
Saturday afternoon Watts pocketed
a double header with Whitmire. The
first lasted only live innings and
wound up With a score of 0 to 0 and
the second lasted seven innings and
went to Watts by a score of f? to l.
Found Bid Coin.
Mr. W. II. Holder was the lucky
(lndor of a one dollar gold piece sev
eral days ago on the street that run.-s ,
In front of the county jail. While,
plain old silver dollars could no, ho
said to be plentiful by many niOOSS,
it can be said* thai they are oasior tO
get hold of than gold ones and Mr.
Holder Is keeping this one As a luck:
piece. It was found the day follow-'
Infi Cue b!g rein on tjlO Fourth ?fj
July and probably it was washed away
from the Jail yard, though It Is hardly I
probable that any of the prisoners had
beep so careless With gold coins, un
less some nifty prlsonoi lik<- ''Port
land Ned" or some of hla frli hds had
been unwillingly locked up by
the sheriff. Tho coin was of the is
aUe of is:.:; and is considerably dis
figured from rough treatment, it prob
ably having been stopped dn by hors
es or been bent by heavy rocks or
J, Pcdcn Marlin.
Mr. .1. Peden Martin, li well known
i ItlZon of the upper part of the coun
ty, died Wednesday morning after a
protracted illness. He is survived by
several sons and daughters, besides
? roo brothers, He was a man of many
good qualities, having been a mem
ber of Friendship church for many
DEATH OF MKS. LOU HUNTED.
Member of a Prominent County Fami
ly Fasses Away at Cold Point.
Mrs. Ixm Hunter, died Monday night
at her home In Cold Point after an'
Illness lasting six Weeks, Mrs. Hun
ter was 78 years old at the time of
her death. She was twice married,
the first time to Mr. Nelson of this
county, thoro being threo children as
follows: Mr. Thad Nelson, now of Et
owah, Tenn., Mrs. James Leakc of
Cold Point and Mrs. James Boyd of
Spartanburg. Her second husband
was Mr: Wni. Hunter. They are sur
vived by three children: Mr. John
Hunter of Cold Point, Miss Uzzle
Hn ntor of Gold Polst and Mr Ed.
.Hunter of Etowah, Tonn.
(Mrs. Hunter was a highly devoted
member of tho Waterloo Methodist
Church, having spent a life of useful
ness In church circles and in other
phases of Ufo. Her noble, Christian
character and womanly traits won for
her a large number of friends who
join with the family In their bereave
The funeral services will take place
today at the Mit. Pleasant Cemetery,
the services to bo conducted by her
pastor, Rev. J. T. Miller of Waterloo.
YISITING TOMATO CLUBS.
Miss Ida C. Turner Holding Meet
ings of t"e Tomato Club Hlrls.
Miss Ida C. Turner, who Is acting
as rural school Supervisor for this
county during the absence of Miss Wil
Lou Cray in Europe, has been hold
ing mcetngs of the Tomato Club girls
in different sections of the county dur
ing the past Week. She has been giv
ing canning demonstrations at each
place, having the club girls and their
parents to show them the best meth
ods of canning fruits and berries be
sides showing new recipes. The toma
to crop is not yet ready for gather
ing, so she has been canning other
Miss Turner is unusually well fitted
for this work with the Tomato Club
girls, as she has had considerable
practical exporlonco along this line
herself. At her home in Cross Hill
She planted a small area in tomatoes
last year and put. up about a thous
and cans. She has her tomatoes plant
ed a^ain this year and expects to reap
a gooil harvest
There are about forty members in
the Tomato Club of this county, tho.
girls being very enthusiastic over the
work. As is well known, to ho a mem
ber of the club each girl must, plant
a tenth of an ncro in tomatoes to be
canned during the season, hike the
corn club work, prizes have been of
fered by an Insurance company of
Columbia for those girls who make
the record yields.
Civil Service Examination.
The United States Civil Service
Commission has called an examination
to bo held for the position of lire
man-laborer under the custodian ser
vice Tor the local post offiCO. The ex
amination is open to all males be
tween the ages Of eighteen and lifty
flve years. The only subjects are
physical ability, training, experience
and fitness. The successful applicant
will be appointed jasitor at Lite Laur- 1
ens post ofllco at a salary of $GG0 per
annum. For further information ap
ply to I). M. Norwood, l/uinns, S. C.
<hi Nn} lo Anderson.
Col. B. J. Watson, commissioner of
agriculture, State BpOd Inspector I!.
Harris. 11. F. Efird, secretary of tho i
i.to :'ai'\ and W. S. '?''> i.nc \ i UU,e fac
tory Inspector, passed through the city
yesterday morn'ng hi n automobile
on their ^ny to And-atMoa, whore Col.
Watson wns to rtoliV-jr an addrts;t ai
a farmer's gathering.
Main Cues up in Phillies.
I'Jarly ye .tor.lay morning the Ore de
partment was called out. to fight flames
in ihn rear of the residence of Mr. C.
Ii. Mo ? !< . h< ii his bath and pari
of Its contents were destroyed. The
fire was discovered I y Mrs. Moselcy,
?who sent in the alarm ami awakqned
the other members of the family.
Though the blaze spread rapidly, two
cows and ;> horso were gototn .>'.;;. of
the building, but one horse belonging
lo Mr. Carlos Mos. b y perished, Mr.
Carlos Mo eb y was painfully burned
in trying to save the horse and other
animals, it Is estimated that the losr.
Was around live or Six hundred dol
lars With insurance of about $12.". Mr.
c. 1?. Mosehy was away from the
city at the time and has not been no
tified of his misfortune.
BIG BANK FAILURE
One Bank Falls Causing
Receivership for Others.
A LEADING BANK
OF TsiE COUNTRY
Hunk had been In Shnkj Condition for
Some Time and (be KitIIlire was u*'t
Unexpected le the Clearing Huuso
Association. Depositors Probably
Pittsburg, July 7.?Tho First-Sec
ond National Hank of Plttsburg, Ihe
First National lkmk of MeKeesport. a
neighboring city; the American Wa
terworks & Guarantee Company and
the banking bouse of J. S. Ai \V. S.
Kuhn, Inc., of this city, woe forced
into the hands of receivers today
through the failure of the first-named
Institution to open its doors Ulis
morning. The closing of the First
Second National Hank was ordered by
the deputy comptroller of the cur
rency, T. 1\ Kane, after every egort
hud been made to meet the govern
ment requirements as to the legal re
The Kuhn Hanking House has ox
tensive interests in lrrgution projects
throughout the WV)St, and in mines
and street traction syndicates through
out Western Pennsylvania, besides be
ing a dominant factor in the Ameri
cas Waterworks & Guarantee Com
W. S. Kuhn was president of tho
First-Second National Pank, vice
president and director in the bank
ing bouse and vice-president and di
rector of the American Waterworks
& Guarantee Company, besides being
a director of the MeKeesport Hank.
.1. S. Kuhn was a director of tho
First-Second National Hank, president
and director of the American Water
works & Guarantee Company, prosl-,
deiii and director of the MeKeesport
Dank ami chairman of tho board of
direc tors of the banking house.
When it wa?, learned that the banks
would have to suspend business, tops
woro taken to protect the American
Waterworks & Guarantee Company
and the Kuhns banking house, and
application was made In tho Coder I
court this afternoon for roecivorj for
haue Makes Statement.
Throughout the day a statement of
the tanks and affected companies' af
fairs was awaited with feverish anx
iety, but none was forthcoming until
tonight When Mr, Kane made a form
al statement. No statement, of the
condition of the bank was obtainable
subsequent to the one issued dune ith,
on the last bank call of the comptrol
Tonight Mr. Kane issued this state
"At a meeting of the directors of the
First-Second National Pank, hold on
Sunday, the condition of the bank and
tho results of the recent Investigation
of the brink examiners were discu ed.
After full consideration the directors
declared the Inability to make good
the bank's impaired capital and with
out dissent decided thai it. would be
.best .for. ihe protection of depositors
and all other; Interest to hn. ?? the
comptroller of tho currency i t',.<
chi r: e and to arrange for the Hquida>
lion of the bank.
pressed to the department the Ixdio
tl ..' Uhc re will ultimately b< bui III
tie, if any loss 10 tho bank', dopp lor
The liquidation of the bank and Ui?
(list: .Nation of it:; as&ots Will |
P'f - burg 01< firing House ?-?
t!:is Institutloh tonight Issued the ?? 1
tlonal Hank . the deputy eomptro'
lor of the currency was not cut I re 1
unexpected by this association and
was therefore prepared for the crlsl
The members or tho clearing I
arc all In good condition and wo h
lieve that the banks and trust con
? panics in the clly of Pltlsbu fta
whole are prepared for any cine
Htm on \ unifier Hank.
During the early hours of today
run was made on tho Plttfcburg Bin
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