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Foreigners Flocking to the j
Coast from Interior.
DEFIANCE TO WILSON
Mexican Oi'licials Seem to lie Convinc
ed that the United States Is Bluff
ing and do not Expect Intervention.
Surprise at President Wilson's In-'
Mexico City, Nov. 16.?The com
pletion of the organization of tlhej
new Mexican congress is regarded]
hero as putting the final touch to |
President Huerta's defiance of the
United States. Surprise was caused
here today by dispatches that Presi
dent Wilson doesn't contemplate ac-1
tive measures to support the warn
ing given Huerta.
Talk of the possibility of Huerta's
resigning is still heard, but bis acts
are calculated to dissipate the idea
that be has such intentions. It has
been suggested here that Huerta will
resign after congress organizes.
Foreigners are keyed up to such 1
a pitch that they would welcome j
anything which would bring the ten-I
sion to an end. A Inrge proportion
of the native population want pres
ent conditions ended and look on in
tervention as the only relief. Mex
ican officials seem to be convinced
that the United States Is bluffing and
aro quoted as saying they are satis
fled there will be no armed interven
Owing to the menacing of Orizaba
by Mexican rebels and the conse
quent threatening of communication
between the capital and Vera Cruz,
foreigners are docking to the coast in j
great numbers, rearing they will .net
bottled up in the capital. They are
crowding the outgoing trains. Ciudad
^Victoria, the capital of Tnmaullpas, I
several days ago reported taken by
rebels, it is said, has just been at
Ready to Resist Intervention.
Mexico City, Nov. 17. Organization
of President Huerta's new congress
was completed today, when enough
"Senators were gathered to form a
quorum in the upper house. Gen
Urancisco Pronces was chosen tem
porary chairman of the Senate and a
cotmmittee on credentials was appoint! |
od. A similar committee of the Cham
ber of Deputies today began the work
of revising the Deputies' credentials,
and there is nothing to indicate that
the formal opening of congress next
Thursday will be postponed.
(President Huerta talked tonight in
formally to the members of his staff
and a few personal friends regarding
the possibilities of intervention by the I
United states. He intimated that he
would be ready to resist such a step.
The opinion is expressed In various
circles here that the United States will
soon inaugurate a blockade of Mexi
can ports. Rumor has it that Presi
dent Wilson would be content with
such an action and might even permit
the embassy to remain in Mexico City
until an open rupture occurred.
Gen. Huerta resumed business at
the National Palace today, apparently
with no thought of any questions pend
ing between his government and that 1
of the United Slates. He aee/nis to re
gard recent Incidents growing out. of
Washington's demand that he vacate
the Presidency as closed, and so they
arc, as far as he is concerned, if his
statements and those close to him, are
to be believed.
With the exception of one develop
ment, and that of a rather negative
character, the day was almost devoid
of nets relating to the tense situaion
which exists, notwithstanding the in- '
different attitude assumed by Mexico.
The American charge d'affaires re- '
Celvcd instructions to continue to ad
vise Washington with respect to de- J
velopments, but he was not instructed j
to approach the Mexican government
officials again: nor did his instructions
Include anything relative to the with
drawal of the embassy.
Rumors that the charge had been or
dered to loav ? persisted, although an !
emphatic denial was made at the em-1
bassy. all trains leaving for Vera
Cruz were watched anxiously by Amer
icans, who have made up their minds
BODY BKOIrOHT FROM TEXAS.
Mrs. Dorcas Shell? relict of the Late
J. Warren Shell, Burled Hero Mon
.Mrs. Dorcas Shell, wife of the late
J. Warren Shell for several years de
puty clerk of court of this county, died
at the home of her son. J. \V. Shell.
In, Utella, Tex., the latter part of last
week and was brought to Laurens
Sunday night for burial. Funeral
services were held in the Laurens
cemetery Monday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. L. P. McGee, and the body was
laid to rest in the family plot there.
The active pall hearers were W. D.
Byrd, T. C. Switzer, W. P. Hudgens,
B. A. Sullivan. O. B. Simmons and
C B. P?oho. The honorary pall hear
ers were Dr. 1,. S. Fuller, C. H. Roper,
J. P. Bolt, J. A. Franks. Dr. B. F.
Posey and Dr. A. J. Christopher.
MONTHLY TEACHERS' MEETING.
Subject has In^en Selected for Discus
sion at the Next Meeting whlen is to
be Held December ttth.
The executive committee of the
county teachers' association met Sat
urday and decided upon a program
for the monthly meeting of the teach
ers, which is t<> be hold December 6th.
The general topic of reading will he
followed during the entire session.
Miss Edith MCCutchen, of the Clinton
schools, will lead In the round table
discussion as to reading In the pri
mary grades and Miss Lourio Aull, of
the Trlnlty-Rldgc school. Will lead
the discussion as to grammar grades.
Supt. Jones, president of the associa
tion, states that he is expecting to
secure some speaker of note for the
RFY. HARBIN TO WASHINGTON.
Methodist Minister Well Known Here
Called to Large Pastorate by Col
lege of Bishops.
Rev. F. K. Hardin, who preached In
the Methodist church for a number of
weeks here several years ago and who
is vor> pleasantly remembered, has
been called to Washington, D. ('., as
pastor of one of the largest churches
in the south. The following item
about the call was published In yes
terday afternoon's S] trtanburg Journ
"Washington, Nov. IS. Rev. B. K.
Hardin, a graduate of Wofford col-1
lege and for some time a member of
the faculty of that institution, now
pastor of St. Johns Methodist church
at Rock Hill, has been selected by the
college of bishops of the Southern
Methodist church as pastor of Mount
Vernon church in this city.
"Mount Vernon church is the or
ganization which Is to build in the
near future, with the aid of the en
tire Southern Methodist Church. a
representative or "mother" church of
Southern methodism in Washington,
which will be one of the finest
church buildings in the country, cost
ing about half a million dollars. The
movement has been on foot for some
time, and matters are almost in read
iness to begin construction work.
"Upon the death of the district pre
siding elder a few weeks ago the pas
tor of Mount Vernon church was
named to succeed him, and Mr. liar
din is to succeed as pastor in De
cember. The college of bishops had
the whole of southern Methodism to
"Mr. Hardin's choice is a distinct
Complement to his ability. He is a
native of Batesburg and was mar
ried a few years ago to a daughter 1
of Hon. .John L. Glenn, of Chester."
not tt delay their departure, If
Rumors of plots tin dlntl'iguos were
common throughout the day. but no
facts were forthcoming to indicate
that Gen. Huerta was losing his grip;
on affairs in the capital. Reports;
from outlying points, especially in the j
north, were far front reassuring to the
war doparatment. ?Ciudad Victoria,
tho Capital of Tamaulipas, the cap
ture of Which by the rebels was de
nied last week by the government, is
admitted to he In a bad way. Pas
sengers from that part of the conn
try, who arrived here today, confirm
the report that the city is already in
the hands of the rebels.
The government has not even con
firmed the capture of Juarez, and the
newspapers are still holding out hope
to their readers that, possibly the re
port Of Its capture by Cen. Villa is
A. ROSS BLAKELEY
WINS $2,200 VERDICT
Railroad Lust His Case but Wins in
the Case of T. J. McAllstcr.
A Ross Hlakely won a verdict of
$2,200 in Ills suit for $2;".,000 damages
against the C. & W. C. railroad in
common pleas court last week. T. .1.
MeAllster of Mt. Cat mcl, who had a
suit for a like amount growing out
of the same accident, lost in Iiis suit
against the railroad. It is not known
whether either case w ill ho prosecuted
further of not. The two ease:
occupied the time of the court
from Monday .norning until Thurs
day night, the jury reaching an
agreement on the McAlister ease
at at late hour Thursday.
It will be remembered that both of
these cases grew out of a wreck neat
Cold Point on the C. & \V. C. railroad
on June 16th of this year. According'
to testimony brought out by the plain- |
tiffs, but denied by the defendants,
the train was running at a reckless
rat?' of speed over a poor piece of j
track, when the wreck occurred and
the plaintiffs Injured. The railroad ,
contended that the wreck was caused
by what its witnesses termed a
"buckle rail", or a rail thrown out of
allgmmcnt by the force of expansion ;
due to excessive beat. To (buy this
contention, the condition of the toad
v as brought Into question by the
plaintiffs when it was developed that
the ties taken out of the track after,
the wreck and charged to have been !
rotten were burned under standing <>i
dors of the railroad company.
The cases seemed to revolve around
the questions whether or pot the train
was running at a reckless rate of
speed, win ttier or not the track and;
roadbed were in good condition, and
whether or not the wreck was caused
by tlie "buckle rail" as contended by
the defendants. Although the two cas
es were very similar and many of the
same witnesses were used in both cas
es, they were tried separately. The
difference in the two cases scorned to
rave boon as to the extent or rather
tile existenco of the injuries. In the
Idakelry case there was no question
as to the existence of the injuries, hut
the railroad contended that the in
jury was but temporary. Mr. Hlakc- j
ley had a tendon in one leg severed I
by glass breaking out of window-. Ho
is still lame from the wound and he i
may or may not get approximately
well. In thr McAlister case, the rail-'
road contended that the plaintiff was '
not suffering any Injuries due to tin
wreck, but that what Injuries, if any.
were present were hut ro-occuronccs
of old troubles and for these the
railroad was not responsible. In
this case the credibility and reputa
tion of the plaintiff was made a strong
contention. Testimony was introduc
ed to show that be entertained consid- '
erable animosity against the railroad'
before the wreck occurred and that
he bad made threats to bring suit
whenever the opportunity presented
The work of the court Friday and
Saturday consisted of hearing on equi
ty cases. Saturday afternoon court
Judge Shipp, who presided over the
court during the two weeks it was in
session, left Sunday afternoon for
Newberry where be is holding court
th: week. During Iiis stay in Lau
rens Judge Shipp not only 'made a
good impression as a presiding officer,
but made many friends who learned
to like him for his genial and sunny j
disposition as well as democratic
manner. He fore leaving be spoke very
kindly of Laurens, saying that it was
with considerable unwillingness that
he had to leave.
Carried to Asylum,
Margaret Roseman, a negro woman
living in the vicinity of Fountain Inn,
was brought down to Laurens by Sher
iff Owings Sunday and sent to ColllW
bla to be placed in the insane asylum, i
Considerable difficulty was experienc
ed in getting the patient to Laurens,'
but force prevailed and she was final
ly gotten here In spite of quite a lit
tle hullabaloo she raised on the way.
(live 'Km \t>a> Friday.
Mr. M, N. Porreycloar, representing
the American Tobacco Co.. will he-in
Laurens Friday, N'ov. L'lst for the pur-!
pose of introducing mor" fully Lie
"Omar" cigarettes. Iiis headquarters
win he King's Hotel, whore he will
deal out !o the merchants the pretty
tie clfl ?;>-? tlt.it will be given to ev
ery put chaser of "Omar" cigarelti
M'LAURIN WOULD RUN
IF PUBLIC DEMANDS
In Letter to Minister. He Stntes Unit
He Would Hun if He Felt Thill There
was n Demand for Him.
(The Columbia Record.)
Hartsville, Nov. is, Vccordtng t<>
u letter received by Evangelist 13. V.
Mclxmdon, of tliis place, Senator John
L. MeLaurin, of Benncttsville, will be
a candidate for governor if the peo
ple wish it. The following was sent
to The Record today:
Enclosed please tind letter to 'me
from Senator .lohn L MeLaurin. which
I think will bo of public interest, just
at this time and for that reason re
quest that you publish same.
From my knowledge of Mr. Mel.au
rin's ?Ii.tractor, and in view of our
intimate relations. 1 am perfectly sat
isfied that lie will not object to my
action in thus making his letter public.
it is very gratifying to mo to receive
tiiis letter. For many men with whom
1 come ill contact express the desiie
that he make the race next year. Men
of his type and ability are needed in
public affairs and I am certain that lie
will measure up to the high COHCep
tloil his friends have of him if elected.
The most striking thing in this let
ter of Mr. McLnurln's is his reference
to the need Of a "moral awakening i
the political world." and the upper,,
to the mind and consciences of men.
It. K. M'LION DON.
Senator McLaurln's letter follows:
My Dear Maxtor: Roth of your let
ters received. I briefly acknowledge
number one, and w ill now apply more
at length to number two. I know that
you were surprised at the statement I
made about retiring from polities, but
you must remember that I had not
said I would he a candidate for otHce,
and that I was willing to respond to
a call from the people. I believe that
I could be of some Bcrvlco to this
State in connection with a State ware
house system, rofunding the State
debt, preventing a threatened split in
our white people. These are tile mo
tives that I'm pel led me to mal:.' so
many speeches, and to attend a con
ference, not for the purpose of select
ing a governor, but to control the next
dpmocrnllc State convention, ami pre
vent the constitutional restriction de
signed to subjugate the negro in 111?
general election, IioIiir used in the
primary to disfranchise white men und
place them on the same political ba
sis as tile negro. Your life work calls
you into close contact with our fac
tory and agricultural population. It
is a grand work, and I am sure you
will agree witli me, thai all classes
of society need a higher conception
of the rights and duties of citizenship.
Your influence and example sways
the course and influence the winds of
thousands of people in this State, l
state to you the deliberate opinion
that factionalism cannot la? saf dy
pushed to greater extremes. Last
year wo came near a split, and if the
storai breaks loose again no man can
Control it. Is it not wise to stop a
moment and see what it is all about?
Is not returning good for evil a good
rule in politics? I think so. The ma
jesty and power of It is great every
where. A moral awakening in the pol
itical world is sorely needed. You
can not regulate primaries and legis- I
late away bribery, etc. That must '
come through arousing the mind and
consciences of men. "My dear Baxter, 1
you teach men that they are brothers
in the church, I am trying to teach
them they are broth' in the State,
and 1 am just as willing to serve the
people in my way as you are in yours.
Yon are right in saying that no good
Citt7.cn can refuse to serve the State
in any capacity. I only refuse to play
the role of office seeker. I did not
know, nor am I prepared to yet be
lieve, that there is such a demand for
my services as you seem (o think. If
I did 1 would not hesitate one mo
ment as to my course. I hate received
many letters like yours, hut one can
cosily he mistaken about these things, i
With sincere regards. As ever your
JN?. L. M'LAURIN.
Special Subject at Baptist Church.
Rev. M. L. Lawson, pastor of the
First Baptist church, has announced
that he has selected as a special Hull*
jcot for the sermon nnxl Sunday
it prnjng "A Literal Burning Holl."
The subject Is one tint has created
much discussion i'> rcta nt ynaiv: and
i: sure to he of d< op Intorost.
IM V I'll OK MKS. AI? VMS.
Mother of .1. Duncan Vdnms I.nld to
lies! Here Krtdaj Afternoon.
Mrs. Harriett Gunnolts Adams, wife
of i l\ Adams of Oreeuvllle and moth
er ol I'nlted Stah-. Marsh;;! Adams,
died at her homo in Greenville Th?rs
day und was burled in the Adams plot
, in the Laurens cemetery hore Friday
afternoon, Itov. L. I*. McOeo conduct
lag the services. Mrs. Adams died af
ter a lingering illness of several
years. Her aged husband survives
her. The following gcntlomotl acted
as pall hearers: <\ K. 11 rook8, II. I".
Crisp. Willie Wilson. It. F Habt), W
IV ChlhlreBS. 13. A. Sullivan. .1. F. Holt.
.1 l>. Watts. C.us Itahh. M. 1.. Kopcr.
KKSOl.t TIONS OK THANKS.
Tasesd at the .Meeting of the Teach
ers' Institute in I.aureus Some rime
At the ?dose of the Laurens t'OUIltW
Tenchers Institute. November 0-K, lira
following resolutions wi re tendered
by Mr. N. II. Ponder, of Gray Court
and accepted by the body of teachers
present and assigned for publication:
"We. the teachers of the Laurens
County T hers Institute wish to ex
press oir ist hearty thanks ami np
? reclatloi. -> Mr. Geo. L. IMlts and his
i-laborers for making it possible for
the teachers of the county to attend
the institute, and lor the excellent
laud helpful program as carried out.
also to the speakers, Messrs. W. K
i T?te. W. H. Hand, and .1. \ Ktoddlll'd
ami Miss Sadie Goggans lot their live
; talks ami interest ;
1 "To Mis Hugh Aiken and Misses
llattie Gray, Carolina Kopcr ami
Frances Davis who favored us with
their music we extend appreciation
ami to Miss Wil 1*011 Cray for her
.talks, interest and entertainment;
! also to the high school girls and tho ??
who assisted in serving the assombl.v
with refreshments; to Mr. Jones and
his excellent body of teachers for the
privilege of visiting their das-, rooms
and fOi" the helpful HUggCSlIollH re
ceived from them and lor the use of
the school building; and to the peo
ple of Laurens at la rite, who gave
their aid ami support to the success
of the meeting.
"We believe th meeting has been a
great success and trust for permanent
I'd t II \X0K \ A.MK.
laurens Count) Hospital Will be
Changed to Julia Irhj Sanatarium.
The proprietors of the Laurens
County Hospital have applied to the
secretary of state for a commission
ami hereafter the Institution will lie
known as The Julia Irhy Sanitarium.
Tlie petitioners for the commission are
Miss Julia Irhy as president and Mr.
.1. L. M. Irhy as secretary.
The Laurens County Hospital was
founded in tune, lall and under the
efficient management of Miss Julia
Irhy has had a most successful busi
ness career. HesldCS its work as a
county hospital it has had in connec
tion a training school ami two excel
lent nurses have completed courses
there, Miss Kthel Hryson and Miss
'Dora Angel. Miss Irhy will continue
at the head of the hospital anil Is
very optimistic over its future.
I bis County's Income Tax I'ajers.
Auditor .1. W. Thompson has tiled
witli th.' comptroller general the list
of state income tax payers for this 1
county. There are seven of the bloat
ed bond holders, three in Laurens. two
in Clinton, one in Cross Hill and one
at Tylersville and one :?t Harris
Springs. They arc 0. It. Simmons, J.
Wrdls Todd and \V. A. Watts, Lauren's;
w. J. Ralley and M. s. Railov, Clinton,
w. c. Knsor, Cross Hill, C. II. I'ettu .
Harris Springs, ami J. R Cralg, Ty
lersville. The total a:. OUIlt of income ?
paid on is $0,100 and th'- t;ix received
$01.00. Incomes of ?L*,.V>n or (ess are
Caught in Spnrlnnbiirtr,
John Davis, the littl?. black negro,
accused of heing an accessory in the
murder of Willie I<oupcc some time
ago, and who escaped from the seine,,
was captured last week in Spartan
burg bV Deputy Kohl :">'l lodged in
jail here ?,? await trial at the tmxl
term of court.
There i I <? a box ate! m< fi
le: i t (; ray school house Tit I !
lug ni ?' i, Nov. 2?th, Ti.e pui lie ;
cord:: Ii; T it.0d to attend
EROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Huppcuiitirs of Interest to Many Pee
ple alt over (lie Cdlillt) a 11(1 to Those
Who Have Left (lie Family Hearth
stone and gone to Other States.
Kilon. Nov 17. Mrs. Dr. .1. W, Hoa
KOll attended tlx- woman's convention
at Anderson last week,
I?'. \v. Mahaffey ami Horace Gray
spent (he week-end hi Greenville with
Mr. .1. A. Mahon and family.
Miss Sue Gray and Marguerite Ito
per sponl a few days in Lauren-, lusl
IM. w. Graj was in Fountain inn
Thnraady tm business.
Mr. ami Mrs BrsktllC Ihlbb, of I.au
reus, spent the latter end of the vveel
a it It ('. A. Dabb and family.
Charlie 11 rooks . of L?nens, spent
tin- week >-nd with Ikwiic folks.
Mrs. ICiiuna Itoper and ehlldreii
spent Kutunlay night with M. W. Gray
Mrs. \v. !?: Gra: and daughter, Ma
ry, of Gray Court, were the guests of
Mrs. L. It. Brooks Saturday.
Miss Clarinda Aboieroinble, who
has I.n Very Hi, we ;,re sun v to sa\
is slowly improving.
Mount', ill. . Nov 17. Uev. B. A. Fill ?
ler tilled an tippointinenl near llogart.
Gil., last Sunday, having been ottered
a pastorate there
Messrs. .1. M. Still IllOl and K. \.
Adams attended an automobile fair
in Atlanta last week, where Mr.
Adams purchased a Sludobakor tour
ing car. This means thai runic young
lady w ill have to "say something". Tho
ear will he delivered in afoul ten day. .
so young ladies make up your mind
Miss Sarah Fellers of 'I he College
for Women, and William Fellers, ol
(he t'ni varsity, Coin in bin, sponl Sai
unlay and Sunday with hoiuefolks.
Mil ses <?!a Daniels and Tensle Var
boro, of MullIith, nre spending a while
with the tatter's Bister, Mrs. II. M.
Mr. Kniest White ol tint} Court, nth
lethally known a . "Cr|p While'' has
accepted a position as salesman with
f. ('. Smith and entered upon his dti
i los on the t.'.t h,
Mrs. M. It. Fellers and family will
move to Columbia about the first ol
DcceJtnbcr, having rented their place
to Mr. Madison Workman. Tho people
of our town regret very much to give
them up, for dm inr. their stay witii
us for the past few years, they have
endeared them; elves to a host of
Mrs P. C. Fognrtlc, who has been
spending some time in Columbia,
v Islting n latlvcs in tow n,
Tylersville, Nov. 17. Health in tli :
in Ighborhood is tine exci pt some have
Hoy. W I'.. .In-,tu-, or Bnoree, i<
visiting in this comiuiinity this week
closing ii|? his work before goinr to
Miss AgllftW, of the Musrrove school
attended services ;l Sandy Springs
Mr, i: l?akeley spi III Sunday with
Mr Marvin Sanders.
Mr w. It. dark, of Greenwood,
petil Sunday with Mrs. ('. It. Cooper's
Mr. Tom I'oolo was in C intoi
Thursday on business.
The cotton crop in this section ?'? i
very short. Soon all will he gathered
Tho farmers an- beginning to <<
wheat and break their lauds for nth
Mr. .loo Prior and Iti'-'i il.v will move
io Clinton in the in future \\ here
he will work for M S. Ha Hoy A.- Son*
Shlloll, S C. No- ". We were de
jliled to have with nr. al Shi loh Sat -
day night lasl lion I'. A. Cooper
io made a talk to the student I of
ilioli School or a leavl a pari o
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