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ON IVIEXICAN PROBLEM
President Wilson Will Read
Altbongh Mission of John Lind was
not Successful and Pres. Wilson
Maintains his Determination not to
Itccofrnize iluerta, War not Expect*
Wfaslnington, Aug. 26.?iEleventh
hour developments in the Mexican
situation today postponed delivery of
President Wilson's special message to
congress until Wednesday and Irdl
cated that the government of Provi
sional President Hnerta after all
might withdraw or modify its rejec
tion of the proposals of the United
At the request of Senor Ganiboa,
Mexican minister of foreign affair*,
which was based upon supplementary
suggestions by John Und, advisor to
the United states embassy in Mexico
City, President Wilson consented to
postpone his address to congress until
1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Washington, Aug. 25.?President
Wilson read tonight to members of
the senate committee on foreign rela
tions and the house committee on
foreign affairs, Republicans as well as
Democrats the message on the Mexi
can situation, which he will deliver
in person tomorrow to a joint session
of both houses of congress.
It is a message of friendship, not
hostility, and presages a policy of ab
solute non-interference, it proclaims
to the world the sympathetic feeding
the United States government and
the American people have for their
neighbors in Mexico. It records the
views of the United States on consti
tutional government, its unalterable
opposition to governments set up by
irregular and arbitrary acts of am
bitious individuals and formally an
nounces that t'.ie government of Vlc
toriano Iluerta shall not he recog
Tells of Efforts.
Efforts of the United States to
bring about a peaceful settlemenl of
the difficulty through the represnta
tions made by John Und, special en
voy of President Wilson, are outlined
as well as the answer ol* the Iluerta
The delivery of the message is con
sidered an essential factor in the pro
gramme of the American government
before the world. It is not a prelim
inary to any drastic measures. It
merely is the announcement of a poli
cy which will he maintained for years
if necessary until constitutional gov
ernment is reestablished in Mexico.
The effect of the message, it is
hoped by administration ofllcials, will
he to convince the world of the sin
cere efforts of the I'nited States to
bring about peace and forestall pres
sure thai might otherwise have boon
exerted by foreign governments for a
sterner policy toward Mexico.
Not For War.
Having exerted every Influence on
the Mexican authorities, the admin
istration does not feel compelled to
intervene by force of arms to estab
lish its views. Every opportunity
will he given to American citizens to
withdraw from the danger /.ones.
Strict neutrality in shipments of arms
will he observed.
The White House conference began
at S::',0 o'clock. The president's pri
vate office looked like a school room.
Divans, davenports, sofas and chairs
were arranged in equal rows in front
of the president's desk. There were
accommodations for the ".7 members
of the two committees, hut they did
not all come, some being absent from
tho City. It was the largest confer
ence that had been held at the
oxootuive olllces sine?' the present ad
Secretary Bryan sat beside the
B. V. I'. 1'. Box Supper.
Tue I'.. Y. I'. U. will give a box sup
per at Rahun Creek Baptist church on
Friday evening, Sept. from four
o'clock till nine ami the public is
cordially Invited to come.
(Miss) Mao Babb, Sec. & Troas.
IY1R.C. H. ROPER HEADS
THE GLASS WORKS
Annual Mcctlmr of Stockholedrs Fol?
lowed b) Election of Officers.
Mr. C. li. Roper, cashier of the En
terprlse Hank, was yesterday elected
president of the Laurens Glass Works,
succeeding Dr. w. h. Dial, resigned.
Mr. Albert Dial was re-elected secre
tary and treasurer. The other em
ployees of the office will he retained.
The meeting of the stockholders was
held in the office of .Mr. N. B. Dial
Monday morning. The report of the
secretary and treasurer was read,
showing that the company had enjoy-i
ed a very prosperous season notwith
standing the short time it was In op
eration. A substantial balance of
income over operating expenses was
Dr. W. II. Dial asked to be relieved
of further service on the directorate.
The place made vacant by the death
of Mr. L. A. McCord, had also to be
filled. Mr. C. H. Roper and Mr. T. M.
Shaw were elected to succeed them.
The other directors were re-elected,
as follows: X. B. Dial. H. A. Cooper,
L. 10. Burns. .1. N. Hudgens. B. P.
Minter, A. .1. Christopher.
The directors held several meetings
following the adjournment of the
stockholders and elected officers as
set forth above.
With the two critical years of or
ganization passed over and with bright
prospects for a successful year ahead,
the future of the ulass works is very
promising. Tho . management during
the past two seasons has labored un
der almost insurmountable dlfficul
tles, but somehow or other they have
nursed the infant industry along un
til it has now reached a stage where
It gives promise of being a very
healthy youngster. The stockholders
Seem very optimistic over the future.
The fires will he re-kindled on the
first of September and operations will
most probably begin by the twelfth.
DIDN'T CHANGE A MFI?OER'?.
Books of the Count} Officers ('one <D
er by the llpcrescntallve of the
Comptroller tJcncral's Office.
Col. D. li. Wise, auditor of Alken
county, representative of the comp
troller general's office and an all
round agreeable gentleman, was in
the city yesterday making the annual
settlement between the county offi
cers ami the comptroller gent ral's of
fice. The books of the treasurer, audi
tor and supervisor were gone over In
the usual manner by Col. Wise and
a r? port turned In to Comptroller Gen
Speaking of the books kept by tho
Laurens county officers. Col. Wise
stated that they wer.- found In per
fect, condition and th >t be "didn't
have to change a figure'' in any of tho
books. The county officers had thing?
so arranged for him that he could
make a rapid Inspection and by tho
time the clock struck six yesterday
afternoon iie was ready to quit and
talk to his friends. Col. Wise left
last night for other counties.
A Case of, .Mistaken I dentil) .'
Following an Investigation made by
Rural Policeman Lowe after a nemo,
.Ilm Tobe, was ambushed and shot
near Waterloo Sunday night, William
Parker, another negro, was arrested
by the rural policeman yesterday and
lodged in the county jail. Messrs.
Heid and Sullivan went down ami
brought the prisoner to Laurens.. .Mm
Tobe was ambushed Sun lav night
whilo coming from the railroad sta
tion with Parker's wife. Parker, it
is thought, mistook Tobe for another
negro of whom he was said to have
boon jealous. The bullet hit Tobe in
the back entering just below the
Shoulders, and buried itself in his
body. The doctors had not succeeded
in extracting it yesterday. It is feared
that the negro will die. Parker has
very little to say of the incident.
Promoted In a Hurry,
Mr. Fred .1. Nelson, who Just recent
ly wits promoted front tic!;.'' agent
here to traveling solicitor. has again
been promoted by tho sam ? road.
While he win hold tho same title is
before he has beeil placed 111 < llOl'gC of
a much larger territory, 11 head
quarters in the future will be In Char
leston. He had spent only about a
week In Anderson, to which place bo
went from here.
Smile of Colonel Goethals, Builder of
the Panama Canal.
Photo Copyright, 1013, by American Press Association.
COLONEL GEORGE WASHINGTON GO ET II ALS took charpe of the
Panama canal as chief engineer and chairman of the Isthmian canal
commission als years iiko. Me has been responsible for the excavation
of more earth than any one man In the world. The colonel was born In
i Brooklyn on June *J0, 185a lie was appointed chief engineer of the Panama
canal Feb. 2(5, 1P07, assuming charge the following April.
OF COMPANY F.
Enjoyable Dnj Spcul at tauigsten
Church, Address Prepared bj ('apt.
W. A. Sliands.
The nnnunl reunion of <'<>. P., I-It'll
Hog. s. ('. v.. was hold at Uingslon
church Tuesday, August 19th. The
company was called to order p.V Capt.
W. A. Sliands. and wus led In prayer
by Comrade .1. T. Todd. A commiUei
was appointed to draw up resolutions
on the doath of those who have died
since the last meeting.
The following members answered I
to the roll cnil: Capt. W. A. Shnnds,
J. T. Todd. (!. M. llnnnn, S. J. Work
man. R. W. Taylor, B. W. Dcndy, II.
P. ninkcly, J. It. Anderson, j. Perry1
Dlllard, and .1. \V. Blnkclcy. A largo
number of veterans from other com
panies were also present.
The following were clcctod honorary
members: i>r. Alex McCarley, Caesar
(lore and Culvill Varbroilgll. It was
ordered that the oldest sons of hon
orary members who die he elected
'The Dying Soldier" was Impres
sively recited by Miss Annie Mae Don
nan, and a poem, "A Son? of the Six
ties,'' was read by Miss Mn.ll 1c Wright.
All able address 111 memory of the
dead heroes, prepared by Capt. W. A.
Sliands, was read by W. K. Wright.
Dinner was served on the mound.
A largo crowd was present. All en
joyed the delightful music furnished
by Mr. T. It. Childless and his sons.
Langston church was chosen as the
permanent meeting place of the com
\V. F. Wright, Sec.
Three Punctures in 1,83a Mile-.
Mr. Prank Tamm, of MoColl, spent
the week-end in the city With Ills wife, j
who is visiting her parents. Mr. find
Mrs. .lohn F. Holt. Mr. Tatum was on
Iiis way home from an automobil-' trip,
through several states, making ??? total
distance of !A2.'> miles. Ho mndo tin
unusually flue record for breakdowns
01' tiro trouble, during the entire trip
the only unpleasant features being
three punctures. When ho reached
Laurcns he still was riding upon some
Of the air pumped Into I'le tires when
he loft McColl. Mr. Tatum continued
his journey home Monday morning.
DK ITH Ol W. T. PANKS.
?CII Uno Uli Citizen in' Fountain Inn.
Father of Mrs. II. It. Kcnncd) ol'
W. T. I'itrks, Ii well known citizen of
l'"ountnin Inn, died at his homo Sun
day after an Illness of several weeks,
The funeral services were held the
following day anil the interment was
in the cemetery at Fountain Inn.
Mr. Parks was known anil highly es
teemed in I.aureus where he had rela
tives. Mrs. II, I!. Kennedy, oi this city,
is a daughter of his und ?'? IL Parks,!
formerl;. with tho Southern Cotton Oil
mill here, Is a son. His other children
are Setihorn and Tom Parks, of fjreeil
vllle, Mrs. Flora Moore, Simpsonville,
Mrs. 11 M. (Slvens, Fountain Inn, Liz
zie and Swift Parks, of Fountain Inn.
All of the children were at 'he !>?? i
side when In- died. Ills (I aili had he n
expected for several days.
Fine Hex of Tomatoes,
Mr. lohn II. Power, who is conduct
ing a successful farm below Madden
Staticii by paying particular attention
to divers,tied products, brought to Mic
office of The Advertiser Monday a fine
basket of large tomatoe s, a gift sent
by his young daughter. Mis Ora
Power, who is a member of the giils
tomato club. Tills young lady has
already canned about two hundred
quarts of tomatoes from her plot Of
ground and expects to can quite a
good deal more. 'I'llis line frill) was
greatly appreciated by "us".
'The Wizard of the .lunate. "
"The Wizard of the Jungle*' is tin
title of a two reel picture to be .-hewn
at tho moving picture shoe Mondnj
afternoon and night. Mr. Lavender
>l ite~ Tli.i; Ulis is one of the most sen
sational animal pictures ever shown in
an opera house, having been produced
under the personal supervision of Cap
tain .lack Honavila, lllO world's most
famous lion tamer.
V. ill Sei te ai Italian.
The Advertiser has been asked to
announce that th< llnbun Sunbeams
will sell ice cream and Cake at the
residence ol Mr. Urook Hash noxt
Saturday, Aug, 5?0th, from four to -ev
en o'clock, This cause is a very
worthy ono and it is hoped thai many
W. D. WATTS DROWNED
IN DENVER, COL.
Promising Career Cu< short bj Vn*
tliuelv Dentil in (lie Hilter. I'm
tlrultirs not Yet Known.
William Dunklln Watts, son of Mrs.
Josephine Watts ..nil tlio late K\
Shei'lff .lohn W. Watts, nut an un
timely (lentil by drowning at his home
in Denver. Colorado. Friday. The
news of his death was contained in a
telegram sent to his relatives here im
mediately after his tragic end. but
further particulars were not obtain
able until yesterday, Mr. Watts had
Just reached Denver after a visit to
his relatives here and to his mother,
at Urevnrd, N. C. Arriving in Den
ver late Thursday night, he took a
room at his club, lie evidently aroso
the lies; morning and went to the
bathing pool on the club premises
alone. The next known of hint was
when ho was found lloattng in the
pool, having been drowned without
anyone Bcolng him to render assist
ance. What caused him to lose con
trol of himself Is not yet known.
When taken from the water all signs
of life were gOUO.
Upon the receipt of the telegram
telling of his death and asking what
disposition to In- made of the body.
his frieildS Were llOtlllcd there to send1
the body here for hurial. In accord
ance with this wish the body was to
have arrived last night attended by
two friends of the deceased. The fun
oral services will he held at the cem
etery tills morning at 11 o'clock.
The following gentlemen will he
active pall hearers: W W. Hall. \V.
A. Watts. Judge It C. Watts. M. I..
Copoland, W. D Ferguson, Dr. M K.
Alken, Dr. W. II. Dial. It. V Irby The
following will he the hoiiorarv pall
hearers: Col. II. v. Simpson, w. It.
Knight, C D. Ihtrksdale, Judge 0. <!.
Thompson. (*. It. Hobo, lleo. S. M<
Cravy, Joe Iturlou, K P. Minier, J.
S. Dennett. S, I'. Ilabb, Hal Moorman,
j W. c Irhy, Jr., it P. Jones, s. It. Todd,
I W. 11. Cray. Dr It. F. I'osey, .lohn IV
Itoli. T. I). Lake. F. II. I toper, It. A.
! Cooper. 10. ll Wilkes, J. s. Cralg, II
I S. Kennedy. W. II Anderson. Dr. L.
s. Puller, it. K. Itahb, Chiis s. Simp
Itesides bis mother, Mr. Walts is
survived by his brother, Thomas
Watts, who arrived in ti.e cify yester
day, and several uncles and aunts.
His uncles are l.. II Watts, of Cross
Hill, and J. D Watt-., of Laim Iis, Iii?
aunts are Mr . Lucy l?o.yd, Mrs, Kll/.a
Itall and Mus I ?et tie Watts, ol Lau
rous. and Mrs, M. T. Simpson, ol
Mr. Watts left Lauren: ahoul twen
ty years ago. For llftoon years ol
this time In- has been living in Den
vor, Col., where lie whs suceessfulb
r-ngaged in const ruction work. ll<
made it a practice to return a1 fro
qiienl interval, to visit his relatives
here and in this manner senh il fa i
Ho- friendship-; made in hi youth.
Darin:! his vi: it to his old home he
was always mad'- much of, lor. be
cause of Id- pleasant manner and
sterling (|Ualilics, he made and held
numerous frh mis. The new s of bis
death, coming o closely alter his re
cent visit, was a great shock to his
friends and relatives and was receiv
ed with great sorrow (hroilglibu! |ln
Ituhl In I'ppcr Part of Cnuiily.
Shorle Owlngs, Deputy Sherlfl Itoid
and Rural Policemen Sullivan and
Owens made a raid at a negro church
in the upper part of the county Sun
day where they had heard of trouble
that was brewing. Arriving on tue
scene, they arrested one (irady Wan
who was evidently awaiting a chaiici
to shoot the preacher in the church.'
Ware had shot the same preacher the'
night before-, according to Information
gathered by the herift - parly, and
not being content with the job was
out hunting more blood, When he was
arrested a pistol wa taken Dom him
lie was brought lo L i.urons and placed
In th.- count;, jail, The sheriff's party
also arrested two other members of
the crowd a' the church for carrying
concealed -v1 apons,
DlKposinu of Mortgaged Properly.
gib or Ifl Owlngs and Rtjrul Policeman
SulIIva 1 made a little tri;? o\ 11 to
Spurlaniiin'g coun'v several da> tgo
and ret irncd with one "Jim" ('a ey,
colored, charged with dispo lag of
I.uty under b in. lie wa placed
in the county jail to await trial at the
next 1' Pal of court.
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happen im-, of Interest to Mull) Tro
pic ?II inci' (lie Count) illid to Those
WIlO Have l eft the Fnniilv Hearth
stone mid (TOIIO to Other States.
Cross Mill. An;; It.'- Mrs Juilll?
Leaiuiui of Clinton ami little daughter,
were with ?irs Itlglo l.caman last
Mr. and Mrs Jackson MeFaddon of
Manning, S. C? visited Mi. and Mrs.
'P, M. IMusou last Wednesday and
Miss lClliior DesPortes of Itldgoswuy
is with Mr. and Mrs. II. I. MeSwain,
for a visit.
Mrs. Ithtdona .lohnaloii of Nonn la
visiting llOl" parents Mi and Mr. A.
I>r ami Mrs .1 II, Miller are en
joying their travels in Klimpe. TIllS
correspondent received a card from
them hint Thursday dated Auk, 0th,
Flume, llungnria. They are nulle wollt
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harmon of
lllgtoil are with his parents, Mr and
I? C ! la* aion ItOro.
Mr. Kdwin Simpson of Laurens, hi
' with relat ives in luv. n.
Miss Hi lda Calhoiin of Ninety Si\,
\ is a Cross Mill visitor last week.
Prof, F. H. Smith has been In ohnrgo
of th<' school here (he last two years,
He and his family left Saturday for
MnycKvillc, s. C. He will have chargo
of ihe school at thai place.
Misses Mary Miller ami CrHiido
I l.caman spent last week with frloiid?
at W'liil mil e.
Miss Arnold ol (Ireoiivlllo is with
1 Miss Lizzie llryson I'm a visit.
1 Ma iii lioheit Nabers ol Columbia
was with Mr. and Mrs. It. A, An Du,
a lew days last week.
; Mi-s Itessie Moseli-y of KIhkIii i ' ',
Florida, Is with Mr. and Mrs. .1. .
Mrs. Stewart and granddaughter,
Mb Stewart ol Coronaeii are visiting
M r. and M rs, S. A I .on man.
Mr. holier! Seymour and Miss Ma
rii Seymour, ?>. (Ireonwood, are with
Mr, and Mn . F.ph Cii illln.
M rs .laini i A, <! i nimm, of I lud; ? .
pent the Wim k en I v\lib Mr. tin I Mrs,
.1. W. Simmons.
lOhom, Aug, A iiiiieh needed rtiill
f II hero Sat inlay morning. Al
though l!.i- crop v.i n- very dry and
. - mod to drj lug up, I hoy look
like they wer?; revived and wo hopo
they are nol so bail I y hurt.
A sei ies Of ii.ei tilil'S closed III I'llioll
church last 'I ii'-sdav night. The put ?
lor w ? assl ted by I to v.. M r. I?Ho
did some abb- preaching and all .v|io
heard him wok; very favorably im
pressed and think the ineeting .'. i i
! i i.i tit to i he eh li rob.
H|ltie Kathleen Culhi i Ison ha hi ? h
right sick the past tew days.
Misses Maude and Clara Oarrott
ml brolhi-r, of <' raj Coin l. vi lied
I: lends and relat i??. here last w ? < I. -
Mr. and Mrs. ('. <'. Caldwcll . pout
Saturday liighl with Mr, Jam.- Ma ?
tin's family in the Ml. Hallaghor see?
Mi.. Davenport is spending i ? V
mi) with her daughter, Mrs, II IL
VII ? Hary M< Daniel spent la i weo|c
with he.r grandparents In the I'o'p
lar Spring section.
Dr. and Mrs. .1. (}. Cooper l< fl S in ?
day morning for a few days vi ? to tho
hitter's parents near Danlnir^ tin
M iSH I rein < 'oope.r i pen' Sa Uii'd
nighl with Miss Louie <Joopcr,
M; s. H c. i 'itQIiorl on and HUbi
daughter. K\ elyn, ipenl Sunda >* i I
' Mrs. Loo ('illhei' on,
Miss Minnh Cal ly oil, '?'? 1)0 ? ? :" '?'
making her home in Colombia, pent
,.' i' . film I 'i old ;i r< -?
correspondent; I think e;
,i i oniinunll \\ ill make
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