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VOLUME XXVH1._ LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1913. NUMBER 51
BLEASE CAME ACROSS
IN MILITIA MATTER
Wires Garrison Assurance
THE MILITIA FUNDS
RETURN TO STATE
Following Break Between Gov. lUcasc
and War Department in which War
Department Withdrew Federal Aid to
S. C. Militia, Got. Mouse Meets Dc
mauds of War Secretary."
Columbia, July 12.?Governor Mease
has met the requests of the secretary
of war by officially expressing his dis
position to bring about a compliance
on the part of the South Carolina mili
tia with the terms of the federal law,
and Secretary Garrison has accord
ingly issued orders authorizing the
disbursement of funds for the coming
encampment, and the assignment of
Federal officers to duty in connection
therewith as per orders recently
countermanded. The correspondence
which closes the Incident is as follows,
both Governor Mease and Secretary
Garrison's communications having
been sent by telegraph:
Governor Mease Complies.
"Columbia, S. C, July 10, 1913.
"Hon. L M. Carlson, Secretary 0?
W|ar: Your letter of July 8 received in
which you state: 'By this, of course, I
meant that I must have your assur
ance that I can count upon your co
operation and assistance In bringing
about a compliance on the part of the
organized militia of your state with
the provisions of the military law as
enacted by congress'. All South Caro
linians enedavor to do their duty if
these hoys are allowed the chance they
Will do theirs, and you can count upon
my cooperation and assistance In
bringing about a compliance on the
part of the National Guard of this
state with the provisions of the militia
law as enacted by congress under
conditions of your former letter and
my reply thereto. Wire orders for en
campments beginning July 17.
(Signed) ' Cole L. Mease,
The following Is the telegram sent
by the secretary of war to Governor
"Washington, I). C, July 10. 191H.
"Governor Cole L. Mease, Columbia.
S. C: Replying to your telegram of
tho 10th I am pleased to receive and
accept your excellency's assurance
that the war department can count
upon the cooperation.and assistance of
yourself and of the organized militia
of your state in bringing about a full
and complete compliance on the part
of ail state officials and troops con
cerned with the provisions of the mi
litia law as enacted by congress, and
I assume nlso with the rules and reg
ulations established in accordance
therewith for attaining the end wo
both have in view?the efficiency of
the militia of your stale. I have, there
fore, directed that Lieut. Cabanlss
andCapt. Grelg, relieved as per special
orders No. 147, June 25, 1913, resume
their former duties; that requisition
for funds be drawn today and made
special and letter to adjutant gen
eral explanatory. Disbursement of
these funds follows. Requisition for
funds and supplies filed with the di
vision militia affairs will be filed at
once. An inspector of infantry in
vlace of Lieut. Boswell will be detail
ed on receipt of request from you.
(?Signed) "Llndley M. Garrison,
"Secretary of War".
Death of an Infant.
Little Sarah Lancllc, the infant
child of Mr. and Mrs. J. L, Willis, died
at their home In Greenville, July 7,
its age being exactly 9 weeks. The
little body was carried to Dials ceme
tery the following day and laid to rest
by the side of a little sister, who had
gone before. The friends of the fond
parents have the sympathy of their
many friends In the great bereavement
iDeputy -Sheriff Reld arrested Joe
Hampton, negro, last Saturday charg
ed with houesbreaking and larceny.
A( first Hampton said he was the
wrong man, but finally broke down
and admitted his guilt. It was old
Sam Washington's house that Hamp
COURT OF COMMON
PLEAS IN SESSION
Judge J. W. Devore of Edge
field is Presiding.
AGAINST C. N. & L. RY.
Hearing of This Case Occupied the
Court Yesterday?Arguments. This
? Morning?Verdict in Two Other
Suits Rendered in Favor of the
When the court of common pleas
convenes this morning argument will
be resumed In the case of Cunningham
rigainst the Columbia, Newberry &
Laurens Railway company. The tak
ing of testimony was completed yes
terday afternoon and one speech made
by counsel for the plaintiff before ad
journment. The Court overruled a
motion requesting that a verdict be
The plaintiff in this case is Larry
H. Cunningham who brought suit for
$10,000 damages because of the par
tial loss of a foot which was cut eff
by a train on the defendant company's
road In June, last year. Mr. Cun
ningham, according to the testimony
was a passenger on the train arriving
at Laurens at s o'clock P. M., having
gotten on at Clinton. Before reaching
the crossing at the Laurens Cotton
Mill store, Mr. Cunningham asked the
conductor if the train was going to
make its usual stop at the crossing,
and boln-c answered in the affirmative,
stated that be wanted to get off there
and, according to testimony, Capt. Mc
Cain, the conductor, said "All right."
In alighting from the stops plaintiff
tripped and foil when one of his fool
was c aught under t!>o wheel, the train
being in motion. He bad to be taken
to the hospital for surgical treatment,
and in due time he recovered from the
Injury but is maimed for Iii'.-.
For tho defense it was shown that
the railroad was simply complying
with an ordinance In force in the city
of Lauerns regulating movement of
trains over certain crossings, and that
the stop as made at the Laurens Mill
stors crossing on this particular oc
casion was not to take on or let off
passengers, but merely In observance
of the law and the. protection of the
public. In fact the train comes to a
stop only for an Instant, the crossing
is flagged and the train moves on,
the stop being almost Imperceptible.
Quite a number of witnesses were put
up on both sides, and practically the en
tire day was consumed in the hearing.
With Judge .1. W. DeVore of Edge
field presiding, tho court convened
Monday. The first case heard was that
of O. E. McKee of Woodruff vs the
Oakland Heights Realty company. A
verdict for $328.70 was given in favor
of the plaintiff. The suit involved the
sale of a certain lot or parcel in the
town of Woodruff whereby the defend
ant company, as alleged, had guaran
teed the title, the question of a power
company's electric. line running
through said premises being raised as
an objection by the purchaser. After
the consumation of the deal, plaintiff
was denied the privilege of building on
the lot by reason of the presence of
the vower line?hence the suit.
Tn the case of J. F. Hicks & Sons vs
W. M. Irby, the plaintiffs secured a
verdict for $125. The suit was brought
on note and mortgage, originally
amounting to $450, the purchase price
of a pair of mules. One of the mules.
It was contended, proved unsound and
was not In the opinion of the plaintiff
worth anything like the price at first
RE-STOCKINfl THE STREAMS.
Through W. R. MeCuen, secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce, quite
a large shipment of live fish for dis
tribution in the streams of I^aurons
county have been received from the
government, at the instance of Cong
ressman J. T. Johnson. The shipment
embraced a large assortment of fish
especially adapted to this section of
the country and many of the streams
of the county have been re-stocked.
Individual parties desiring a supply
of fl&h for this purpose may obtain
same by addressing a letter to Cong
Echoes From Semicentennial
Of Gettysburg's Great Battle
Photos by American Press Association.
TlllO big thing, the thing that gripped you, about the recent fiftieth an
niversary of the battle of Gettysburg was the spirit of reunion back
of the great mobilization of veterans. It demonstrated on a bigger,
more genuine, scale than ever before; that the old bitterness of the
civil war had been buried long ago in the grave of forgotten deeds. Men who
fifty years ago tried to slaughter one another shook hands and swapped yarns
of the war In the good fellowship of old nge. These pictures were taken nt
the big encampment. The top one shows how many a Yank and rebel of half
a century ngo shook hands with tin? best of good feeling for each other and
for the nation In which they live. The lower picture shows part of the 5.000
tents used by the 40,000 vets.
WA ITS i s VICTOR SATURDAY.
Local Team Will Phi) Double Header
?Ith Fast Team From Oreer, First
(?unie lit 3:30.
Tlie Watts Mill team has a double
header scheduled for next Saturday
the null, with the Victor Mills team
from Qreer. The first game will be
called promptly at 3:30 o'clock and
tlie second will commence Immediately
after (be first.
The Victor team is considered one of
tlie best of the upper-State aggrega
tions and tlie local team is making
all necessary arrangements for a tough
tussle. Up to date the Oreer outfit
has put many kinks in the records of
the teams they have opposed.
The general admission Saturday will
be 16 and 36 cents for the male fans,
the ladies being admitted free to the
grounds. Everybody, however, will be
charged 10 cents for a seat on the
"HEROKS, ONE AM) ALL.'
A special this week at the Motion
Picture show for today will be a two
reel story entitled "Heroes, One and
All." This is a most interesting pic
ture, In which the telephone girl
takes the leading part. It will be
shown this afternoon and night.
There wlrl also be a fine fire picture
In which fire in a whole city block Is
being fought by six wagons. The
tenth story of "What Happened to
Mary" will also be shown.
CASE TO HIGHER COCRT.
Dave Agee, of Lydia Mill, Charged
with Serie im Offense.
Charged with criminal assault, Dave
Agee, a white man of the Lydia Mill
village, wag arrested Monday morn
ing and committed to jail on a war
rant sworn out by his alleged victim
who is said to be a married woman.
Monday afternoon a preliminary was
beard before Magistra'.e Crews who
sent the case up to higher court, and
directed that the defendant be re
committed to Jail pending the fixing
of the proper bond.
AN 0M> STIt A DI V A IMl'S.
.Much Coveted Instrument Owned h>
Lattrons County Man and \ow In
"Antonio Stradivarlug Cremoncnsis
faclehat anno 1721". Do you catch mo,
Steve? Kb? It's as easy as making
biscuit with self-raising flour?to those
who know how. Antonio Stradivarius,
so they say was a famous violin mak
er in the early part of the eighteenth
century. Ho lived in Italy, but his
violins went to all corners of the
globe and because of their beauty of
tone, have been handed down from
generation to generation over since.
They are precious Instruments, highly
prised by those who own them and
coveted by those who have them not.
The Inscription above is found on one
of these instruments owned now by
Mr. B. A. Teague, of Mountville, but
now in the hands of Dr. .1. H. Teague,
of this city, who has been having
some repairs made upon It. Dr. Teague
States that his father had it when he
was a boy, but that he does not know
where his father bought it. Anyhow,
it is an old, old instrument and shows
the wear and tear of years, though,
because of Its age. and Its maker, It
is more valuable now than It was
years ago and, because of the asso
ciations, even dearer still.
While several of Dr. Teague's ac
quaintences were looking at the old
Instrument several days ago, Mr. Au
gustus Huff happened In and stated
that he had In his possession, also, a
very old violin that was owned by his
father and which must be several
hundred years old. In some places
the surface of It has been worn Into
by the constant pressure of the fin
gers and the chin piece is worn almost
entirely through. Mr. Huff does not
know exactly how old his violin is,
but he believes it was made several
Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Thompson of
Waterloo township, left Sunday for
Hot Springs, Ark., where both will
he under special treatment for some
time. They were accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. John Thompson of Madden.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Rev. E. IY1. Lightfoot Takes
Charge of Pastorate.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
('Hilton Alive with Social Entertain
ments. Many Socking the Cooler
Mountain Climate and the Seashore,
While Lots of Visitors are Being
Entertained In the ('In.
'Clinton, July 15.?Rev. B. M. Light
foot, of Paris, Ky., has conic to take
U|) his new work here as pastor of
the Baptist church. Mr. Lightfoot was
welcomed at his evening service by
all the pastors and congregations of
the town and he gave thorn a most
intereBting sermon taking as bis text
"Light" showing the importance of
al' Christians letting their light shine.
All of the pastors gave a few words
welcome to Mr. Lightfoot and It was
a most interesting service. The Bap
tists are to be congratulated for hav
ing secured such a pastor and the town
joins thorn in giving a most hearty
welcome as a pastor and citizen.
On Thursday afternoon Miss CorlllllC
Bailey entertained quite a crowd of
her young friends ?>? her lovdy home
just out of town.
Wednesday morning Misses Born
and Ruth Bailey entertained the mem
bers of the Cecilllan music club und
young ladles embroidery < lub ;>t a
lovely three course Inn dice n.
Mrs. L. M Kennedy was hostess to
the Acteon book (dub on Fiiday after
On Tuesday nf ivnoon Mis. Myrtle
Hunter entertained tne HalycDii hook
The Barncas and Plnlatiieas enjoy
ed quite a nice reception en Tuesday
night at the bom.' ol Mr. and Mr-. J.
Miss Fronde Konnedv loft last w-jok
for New York" Whni'O she will be for
some time attending Columbia ITnlvor
Mlss Julia .Seville left on Wednes
day for Montreal for the summi r,
Mr. I). W. A. Neville leaves tli's wee|.
for Washington where be lias accept
ed a position as secretary to Con
Mr. II. I) Henry and Mr. Ii. II Boyd
attended the State Bankers' associa
tion at Lake Toxaway, last week.
.Miss Annie Aycoek is visiting friends
anil relatives in .Tonesvillc.
Miss Pearlo Hays left Saturday for
a visit to relatives in Spartanburg.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Robertson are
visiting their son at Clemson.
Mrs. J. I. Copoland and children
are visiting In Anderson.
Mrs. I). J. Ilrlmm is in Columbia
visiting relatives and friends.
Mrs. J. D. Jacobs and son returned
to their home in Atlanta this week,
after a few weeks with relatives here.
.Mrs. J. C. Harper and Miss Uulh
returned Saturday from Greenville.
Miss Ina Little is visiting Mrs. Ooo.
Bailey this week.
Rev. and Mrs. John Young of Phil
adelphia are the guests of Mrs. J. B.
Misses Carey and Hopkins of Sena
ca are visiting Mrs. F. M. Roland.
?Miss Laurie Aull has returned from
a visit to Miss Sara Evans in Abbe
? Prof, and Mrs. C. E. Spencer re
turned from Montreat this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Simpson return
ed to their home in McCail after a
month In Clinton.
Miss Mazle Little visited Mrs. Goo.
Bailey last week.
Mrs. A. B. Henry delightfully enter
tained the younger set on Tuesday ev
ening in honor of her neice, Miss Mary
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Copeland arc
spending a while at ttulllvans Island.
Miss Mary Dillard returned from
Columbia this week, where she has
been ill at the hospital.
IMiss Lydc Hipp of Columbia visited
relatives here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Spratt are the
guests of Mrs. Neville this week.
Mr. I). J. Brlmm, Jr., has accepted
the position as superltnendent of the
Bl8bopvllle public schools for next
Mr. Benton Matthews and Joe L.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
GEO. R. REMBERT
Gov. Blease Speaks from
the Same Stand.
"BULL MOOSE" BEARD
SCORED BY REMBERT
The Governor Pays Tribute te Mclvor's
Memory and rraises "Dick" Watts?
liefen to Recent .Ma lit la Controversy
In Till? State?-Non-Committal on
Uennett8vlllo, July 11. George n.
Rcmbert, n Columbia lawyer, opened
his campaign for governor in a
apcccli over an hour long to about 1?
500 people, mostly from Chesterfield
and Marlboro, at Choraw Friday,
Romborl devoted most of his speech
to prniBlng nieaso and criticising tho
newspapers in gonoral, and tho Co
lumbin State in particular,
He read and commented on the ln
tervicw with "Bullmoosi Heard" on
the gubernatorial race, published in
The Pee Doe Daily of Bonnettsvllle.
Referring to Board's statomenl that
Rombcrt is not gubernatorial limbor
ho said: "If you all know Heard you
would think he is about ;u well qual*
iiled to judge of Hie qualifications of
a governor as a lies on a hound dog Is
to judge the qualifications of the Pope
Heard was present in the crowd,
As to Hoard's charge thai ho was
Imitating Dlease, Romborl raid ho con
sidered that a compliment, as the rest
of them did not have sense enough to
imitate him. He said he did not deem
it necessary to read Gov. Mease's re
ply to Hoard's Interview in The Dally,
but Helase ?ald Heard was not tolling
tho truth, as far as lie was concerned.
Romborl said be beard thai one
candidate for governor has said ho
would get all t!n respectable Rleaso
vote.; and Romborl would got the
rest. Romborl said ho would tell tho
cnndindlc this to hIk race wh :i ho
got into his county.
Romiborl discussed briefly 1 :s in
heritance tax bill and his taxation bill,
lie told of Blease standing on tho
state house steps ami telling the peo
ple of Rich I and county to vote for
Romborl for tho legislature, "and Wo
licked 'em to a frazzle," he said.
When Romborl declared himself
against prohibition, he elicited the
loudest applause that had been given
Ho opposed any restrictions as to
voting In the primary. He was ap
plauded When he closed.
Illcase Also Speak?.
<lov. Blease began by paying a tri
bute to the late Chief Justice Mclvor,
and gave W. D. Bvans the credit for
effecting the compromise which se
cured Mclver's election. He said
Choraw still had a supreme court jus
tice who has more- good common
horse sense than nil the balance of
the supreme court, Dick Watts.
Blease said he had too much sense
to distate to the people whom to elect
governor. He advised them to vote
for a man who stood for principle. He
said he had heard Dick Watts mention
ed, and If Watts would run, he would
make George Rombert and the rest
get out of his way.
"I have also heard Senator NfoLatl
rin's name mentioned. Hn is a good,
true man who has not been treated
right by the people of South Carolina"
He referred to Rombcrt as stand
ing with him like a stone wall. Ho
refused to commit himself as to who
should he the next governor but said
I "for the past two and a half years,
and for the nopt year and a half,
South Carolina shore had one gover
Ho criticized the welfare conference
and Prof. W. K. T?te, who. he said,
favored the white people teaching In
negro 8ChO< Is.
Ho said he would not muster out
the 11 companies recommended by W.
W. Moore "if Woodrow W'lson and the
whole Democratic administration had
been sunk to the bottom of the Pa
cific ocean, with a guartfhtee that they
would stay there till I did."
He and Bembert both received a
good snrlnkling of applause.