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UNCL[ SAM IN UNDISPUI[D POSSESSION
Of HARBOR OF V[RA ORl WITH FtAG ItYIMG
General Funstan Has Arrived at Vera Cruz to Relieve
Marines. Has Assumed Supreme Command of the
City Which Was Placed Under Martial Law Several
Washington, April 28.-General Fun- erat Frederick Funston and his troops
stuan and his United States troops have who are known to be almost within
arrived at Vera Cruz and are prepar- sight of land. No announcement as
ing to land according to an official to when the soldiers will be sent
dispatch to the war department re- ashore has been made at headquar
celved shortly before noon. The pas- ters. It is understood hero that no
sage stated that transports Mende, effort to extend the territory held by
Summer, Kilpatrick and McClellan the United States here will be made
wore at Vera 'Cruz harbor and that the until orders to that effect come from
war department order for General Washington. This attitude, it is gal
Funston to assume coymmand of the posed, is the natural result o1 the me
'port would be carried out in a few diation negotiations.
hours. Wilson Awaits .ledlion flan.
General Funston and his army bri- Washington, April 28.-incournged
gade arrived at Vera Cruz on trans- by Huorta's formal acceptance of the
ports shortly before ten this morning, good offices or South American diplo
Funston immediately came ashore and mats President Wilson today waited
will assume supreme command of this for the representatives Argentine, Bra
city within a fewhours. The troops tile, and blile to put the ma
are being unloaded from transports. chinery or mediation into operation.
Terrible Condition in Prisons. Until early today the envoys remain
Vera Cruz, April 28.-The miserable ed in conference completing prelimi
condition of Americans and other for- nary plans. Huerta's reply conveyed
eigners held at Cordoba is described through his minister of foreign af
here today by persons arriving from fairs was to Spanish Ambas.;nior
that place. Prisoners must sleep on liano here and vas received late last
the stone flagging of the jail patio and night. Iliano previously had been pri
are prc 'ed with 'insufficient food vately informed that Huerta would ac
and threatened every night with as- cept. The text of acceptance wasn't
sass nation by the drunken jailers. made public. ]resident Wilson (I
Th r early release has been promised. lared himself greatly pleased with Lao
Prisoners are herded like cattle and dictator's acceptance, but would make
jeered at almost continuously by the no other comment. Tle anxiety of
keepers and Mexican inmates of jail. the past few days was considerably ie
They are permitted to have food and lieved by the receipt of Huerta's ac
water only when the whim suits the ceptanco. In official and diplomatic
jailers and are kept in constant terror circles it was believed that whether
by threats of death. Among them is the outcome of the negotiations Is
a young American woman with -a four successful or not the effoits of the
months old baby. There are several peacemakers must have a good effect.
other women and children. The total To what lengths the "good offices" of
of all nationalities is 85. the Louth Ameiicans might reach was
Mexicans Fall Back. the absorbing topic In official Wash
Huerta has abandoned any inten- Ingon to(~'. Many o1)nions were
tions of trying conclusions with the o*',ressed as to the method the (11)1
Americans at Vera Cruz according to mats would pursue. Other features of
reports bought by pasengers arriv- t e situation were practically lost
ing from beyond the American lines. sight of except among army and navy
They said they saw General Maas, the officials who continued plans for
federal commander who evacuated eventualities. Reports that A men
Vera Cruz making his way further in- cans were leaving the danger zones in
land from Soledad. A large part ofehis Mexico continued to arrive at the state
forces were engaged in the movement, war and navy departments today and
it was said. American forces here per- tranquilty along the border added to
mit almost all Mexicans to enter the the encouraging aspect of the situa
city and it is not improbable that any tion. "Things look -very much better
Mexican ofleier could come here and now," said Secretary Daniels. "We are
depart in safety. Americans here to- getting Americans out of Mexico. That
day early awaited the arrival of Gei- is the important thing now."
SUi~r. JONES RESIGNS. a great deal of Interest in beautify
ing the school houses and grounds and
Board of Trustees Aceptc Resignation the interior of tae graded school
and Lets Mr. r. L. Parkinson 11I I building today because of Its beautiful
Successoffort tosteldtheatonstory such as
Supt. B. L. Jones, of the city schools to command the admiration of all who
has handed In his resignation to the enter it
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perona reson enirey. No ricionscoolcs t A outhe AmeCan whrdio
of ny indhaddevlopd i thco-mas beesiey sucesflson i to a waited
duetof shoolaffars adthrefwr igen studentatisco orkndi ra
no imedite cuse of ny kndcsg- ery rofeieadionistratoprtion.
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COURT IN SESSION.
Several Cases of Minor Importance
Given Attention Monday and Tues
The court of common pleas con
vened Monday morning, Judge I. W.
Bowman presiding. The court will
continue for two weeks, next week
with .ludge (ary on the" ch. The
case of Smith vs Smith,'\ establish
the will of ). C. Smith, deceased, oc
cupied a large part of the time of the
court yesterday and will likely require
all of today to finish it. All of the
litigants are from Waterloo.
in the case of V. 1. Knight vs .1. L.
Knight involving the ownership or a
certain piece of land left in the estate
of their father, the jury remained out
all clay yesterday and were unable to
come to an agreement. A mistrial was
in the case of Hughes vs M. P.
Poole to recover losses sustained in
a cotton contract deal, a verdict was
rendered for the plaintiff.
in the case of the First National
flank of Iowa City vs lRasor, Leaman
& )enn. a motion for a non suit was
In the case of G. W. Shell vs the W.
I. Telegraph Co., the court ordered a
.ilHD0'11O01(ii'~ 1 REVIVAL.
To Begin May ard Conducted by Rev.
Ray mond Browning of Clu(' mbia.
Revival services will begin at the
First Methodist church next Sunday
morning, May 3rd, 11 A. M1. These
services will continue twice a day for
two weeks or more. The preaching
will be by Rev. Raymond Brown
ing, of Columbia, S. C., an evangelist
who has been unusually successful in
work of this kind. Within the last
year he has held very successful .meet
ings in Bennettsville, Darlington,
Kingstree, and Washington Street
Methodist church, Columbia, S. C.
The singing during the services will
be under the direction of Rev. Rollo
Kimsey, of Kansas City. Mr. Kimsey
will reach Laurens on Friday and (le
sires to meet all who will assist. in the
singing at the church at 8:00 P. M.
The members of churches and the
public generally is invited and urged
to attend these services. The hours
of service on next Sunday will be
11 A. M. and 8 P. M. Ilours for the
week days services will be announced
SANG AT GRAY COULT-OWINOS.
The Laurens Quartette gave a con
cert at the Gray Court-Owings school
house last Friday evening. A good
crowd came out to hear this excellent
quartette and e. nice sum was realized
for the school. 'rTe local quartette is
having many calls these days for en
tertainments and wherever they go a
hit is scored. They are corresponding
now with several other schools and
expect to make a trip either this week
or next week.
For Confederate eunion.
C. S. Comiiton, traveling passenger
ageint of the S. A. L. Ry., was in the
city several (lays ago making final ar
rangements for traffic over his road
to the Confederate Reunion and [lie
Shriner's meeting. Mr. Compton statesi
that travelers going over the Sea
board will have stop-oyer pruv!leges
in Atlanta and [hat they would be en
abled to witness [lie great Shriner
paradeo in that city on the 12th. In tisl
parade will be 75,000 Shriners and
With Trust Company.
Mr. J. S. Ilachen, who for the past
year has been in the real estate busi
ness for himself, has accepted a posi
tion with [lie Laurens Trust. (Comapany
and will in [lie future have charge of
the real estate endl of thme trust com
lpany. Mr. Maclien was elected secre
tary and treasurer and manageir of
the real estato department. After
May 1st, his office will be located in
the Farmer Bank building.
Has Moved omfee.
Dr. J. HI. Moore, who recently moved
here from WVhitmire and located in
the old offlee of Dr. Poole has miovedl
his office to Room 7 in the Enterprise
Folk Dance at School House.
At the request of a number of peo
ple who did not see the first gradle
children in their folk danco during thie
county fair, the children will give an
other dlance on the school ground
WVenrsanyn eveningst n 6 o'clock.
)EA'TH'I OF MIL8. MILAM.
Widow of Late It. Preston Milanm Died
at. 'her loaje in this City Early Sun
Mrs. -llizabeth K. Milam, widow of
the late It. Preston Milam, died at her
residence in this city Sunday morn
inIt. Mrs. Alilam had been in declin
ing he:tlth for several months, so her
death was not entirely unexpected.
HIer retmains were carried to Old
i'ielt(s church, near Ora, Sun day a?
(erntoon and interred there by the
side of other relatives. Rev. C. F.
lRankin, p4stor of the First Presby
terian church of this city, of which
she was a member, conductedc the or
vices. A large number of friends and
relatives from here attended the fun
Mrs. \lihain was originally from
'airfiel-i county and before her mar
riage was a Miss Owings. She is sut
vived by three sons, as follows: It.
Preston Mliam. of this city, James
Milaim, of Greenwood, auid iDohtnie
Milan, of this city. She was a con
scientious Christian woman, a devot
ed member of the Presbyterian church
and a woman of many estimable qual
ANNUAL ,JONES PICNIC.
'T'hree ('andidates for Governor nre on
ie Proirram to 3ake Addresses.
The annual .Jones high school con
tmenceentt and picnic, which is so
largely attended by people from sev
eral counties will be held this year on
Friday, May 15. As usual the commit
tee on arrangements has arranged a
very attractive program ont which will
be found the names of several prom
inent South Carolinians, candidates
for governor. Lieut. Gov. Charles A.
Smith, of Timmonsville, nion. Richard
I. Manning, of Sumter and R. A. Coop
er, of this city, have been invited to
In addition to the addresses ia school
program will 1e carired out and in
the afternoon the ball tossers from
Princeton will tt:y to make tite. Colkes
bury horse-hide bingers "salute the
flag". Appropriate music will be
furnished by that muchly famed or
ganization, the Princeton Band. The
public is cordially Invited.
iEA'T'UIRES 'AT THE OPERhA HOUSE
Several Excellent Motion Pictures are
Scheduled for this Week.
The program ftor today at the Opera
i-louse Picture Show will include an
especially entertaining two-recl fea
ture by the Essanay compa'nv enti
tled "The Ilour and the Man." This
is a drama of present day life and
brings out forcefully this evil-"laws
are made forbidding men to murder,
yet men are murdered for disobey
ing the law." A fine western reel
will be shown along with this fea
For Thursday of this week, cthe
Opera House will present a feature
entitled "The Hand that Rocks the
Cradle Rules the World." In which
the wonan, using the same gentle
hantd thtat rocks thte nradle in the only
manner shte knows, saves her husband
from rutin and disprtace.
For Friday another feature in two
reels wvill be0 shown. This Is "The
Stigma", an intetnsely interesting
drauta of love antd sacriflce. With all
of these feature reels thtere will be
shown other intet'estitng reels. The
price always thte same-Se and 10c.
SINOING CONVENTEION MEETS.
People of Hopowell Preparitng to Ex
tend a Royal Welconte to the Musi
Thte annual meeting of the Laturents
Counaty Singing ConventIon is to be
held at Hlopewell, near Gloidville, Sat
urday and1 Sunday, thte foutrth and
fifth of May. Thte people of the
'HIopoweli commuty are prepatrittg
to extend a royal welcome to the
singers and evorythinag 1)01nts toward
a pleasant meeting. Delegates from
all sections of thte county and some
from adjoinIng counaties are exp~ected.
OGtests who will travel by rail will
htave to leave theo train at Goldvilie,
whtere every ttrain will bo met and
guests carried to the meeting places.
To Make Memorl Address.
H-on, R. A. ("woner has accepted an
invitation fronm thte Edgefleld lOaught
ters of the Confederacy to deliver
thte address thtere on Memorial Day,
May 10th. Memorial Day is observed
on a large scale in Edgefleld atnd an
invitation to make thte address is con
uilered a t'eat cnmlilment.
TO MEET HERE
Will Hold Sessions in the Lodge hail
of the Knights of Pythias.
The seventh annual session of the
Graduate Nurses' association will be
heldt in this city Wednesday and ''hurs
day of next. week. It will be remem
bered that this body of women met. in
Sninter last year and was extelided
an invitation to meet in this city by
Miss .1ulia Irby. A large attendaince
is expected. Hotel room not ie'ing
suflicient in the city, private homes
were secured by the entertainment
comnittcc to meet tie emiergencv. The
sessions will be held in the lodge hall
of the Knights of I'ythias, the use of
which Itas been generously allowed by
the gallant l:nighits.
The meeting of the association will
be featured by both business and
p1leasure. several entertainients of a
social nature having been already
planned. 'roninent among these will
be the reception tendered at the
Julia Irby Sanitarium Wednesday ev
ening by the business men of the city.
Again at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon
Miss Irby will be hostess at a lun
cheon at the same place. 'iThursday af
ternoon at -I:30 o'clock the guests will
be given an autonoiie ride over the
The first session of the antal meet
ing will be held Wednesday morning
at 10 o'clock. This will be a publie
mieeting to which everybody is invited.
The following pirograin will be car
Itvocation-Rlev. ('has,. F1. ankin.
Address of Welcome oi IIelalf of the
City-1)r. II. K. Aiken.
Address of Welcome on Behalf of the
Physicians--Dr. I. ". Hiughes.
Response-liss McKenna, R. N
President's Address-Miss M. A. -i'ren
holim, R1. N.
Address: "The Doctor and the Nurse"
--Dr. .1. 11. Teague.
Address: "lospital Disinfectants and
Deordorants"--D:. Edyth Welborn.
After this meeting the remaining
meetings will be of a business nature
of little interest to the public general
LAtST TEAC'IIltS 31EET'INO'.
'o lie Held in Graded School Auditorl
ut Saturday Mo'rning.
The last monthly meeting of I.?"
county teachers association will be
held in the graded school auditorium
Saturday morning at the usual hour.
This is to be a very important meet
ing as summer school work will be
discussed and other business taken
up needing attention before the close
of the school year. No stated pro
gram has yet been arranged but a
round table discussion touching some
phase of school work will be a prom
inent feature.; All of the teachers are
urged to be present.
Has Ielatives Here..
Frank Nance Calmes, reported as
being wounded in the capture of Vera
Cruz by the American forces, is a
half brother of Miss D~orcas Calmnes,
or this city, and~ is wvell known here.
Ils wound is very slightt. Latest re
ports state that he'is in no danger.
Mr. Calmnes is in the naval ser'vice.
The flh'st r'eports of his being wvounded
gave his name as Fr'ank Nance
11o0nmes the sirname having been con
fused witht that of htis step-father.
Pavilng South Harper Street.
rThe city has beguna the paving of
South Harper streect. The work that is
being done is similar to that ont
Main str'eet and will make an Immense
improvement over the old condition.
Irby Hill1 vs 'hurchm Street.
In one of the fler, >st leather-pill
struggles of the present centur'y thte
tribe~ representing I rby i ll g'entIly dei
vastated the congregation of nine In
charge of the base ball reputation of
Church strecet last Monday afterdlnror
Thte game was shoit-only seven
hour's-and ver'y close--ither'e being
22 notches for tihe Hlill-climbern an.l
21 notchtes fpr' thte Chr'istiens. Of
cour'se the Cnur'ch str'eet boys wouid
htave easily won but sonaehow Uthe um
pire(. seemed just a bit off on abot sev
en ty-live of elghtty decisions--ancor'd
lng to the losers., Tile boysi fi'om thte
hills claim that they coulid easily have
tmade mlore scor'es but-?-? etc. No
record is given of the nutmber' of hits,
piut-outs oi' fights. Tile batteries ran
something like thtis-for the Moun
taineers: Tom Reed. Thorn Dunlap
and Toodie Albright; for' the Church
gers. Crini Crsp and Skenter Bolt.
Little Interest Except at
CONTROL IN DOUBT
Politiciians Famiilbw4 with Viows of
Delegates ''hink that Adminiistra
lien Forces did not Nilock to the
Meetiirs its Exyceted. (lun~ty Con
''The regu tlar mle'etings of Ibe demo-.
cratic clubs of the county were held
at the different club headiiarters
tiiatuIrday afternoon. The m eetings
were for the 11utoso of organizing,
electing delegates to the county con
vention which is to be hold next. Mon
day, aind for transacting of any other
business. The meetings were not
very largely att.enided and little fac
tional feeling devolopwd. At the
Mountvible club, however, a rather
heated contest doveloped between the
administration 'orces and their op
pontents over the control of the m('et
ing. It was charged that the adninis
tration forces at that ilaeo "import
ed" members of Croas Hill and l1ope-.
well clubs to contmand a majority.
The contest very nearly result.ed in a
division of the club t and the sending
of It contesting delegation to the cotn..
In Laurens Club No. 2 the follow-.
ing resolutions as to prhtmary restric
tions were introduced and 'passed:
He it resolved that this Doiocratic
club he and that the ace 10 hereby
go on record as unalterably opposed
to any restriction in the '1emocratlc
primary abridging the right to vote
or making any changes other than
those now in force.
Similar resolutions were introduced
at several other clubs, but so far
there has been ln report of any can.
didato being endorsed. Tho complex..
ion of the county convention, which is
to meet Monday morning, il still in
doubt though the anti-administratiou
forces are claiming a majority.
The following oflicers and dele
gates were elected from the different
clubs as reported to The Advertiser:
Laurens Club No. 1.
President, E. Ii. Wilkes; vice pres
idents, A. C. Todd, R. iii. Babb; secre
tary, Alison Loo; executivo commit
tee man, R. A. cooper; committee on
enrollment, A. C. Todd, R. I. 'Babb, C.
H. McCravy, J. F. Tolbert.
'Delegates: E. If. Wllkes, N. -1. Dial,
W. L. Gray, J. S. Maclhon, -Dr. W. H.
Dial, E. P. Mintor, Alison Lee, W. N.
Austin, C. W. MeCravy, T. 'P. Byrd, R.
T. IDunla.p, fit W. CopelantL, A. R.
Blla.keley, A. C. Todd, R. W. Babb, R.
A. Cooper, Dr. A. J. Christophor, J. F.
Tolbert, fr. L. Monroe, L. G. Balle, I:.
W. Martin, Arthur Lee, Henry Kenne
dy, J. -D. W. Watts, W. T. Senn, S. J1.
Lautrens Club No. 2. vc
'Presidlent, 0. G. TIhomnpson;'vc
presidlent, J. TP. Crews; seretary, C.
A. Power; oxercutivye coimmitteeman,
WV. T. Cr:ews;
Declegates: J1. 'M. Cannon, 0. G.
Thompson, W. C. Irby, Jr., J1. TP.
Crews, F. P. Mc4owan, J1. F. Bolt, W.
L. TPeague, J. T. Langston, R. 1D.
Young, C. A. Power, B. R. Todd. Jno.
R. Finley, L.. S. Bolt, ZI. R. Traynlham,
Y. IC. I ellans, .Johmn D). Owings, fly
land Traynhamn, A. F. Coleman, 13. W.
D~avenport, P. HI. Martin, M. A. Rid~dle,
J1. HI. Iender'son, Dr. Anthony C. lFul
Ier, C. M. Rabb, H1. M. Wright.
President, 0. P. Goodwin; vice pres
ident, W. 'F. Wright; secretary, .\ar
tin Poole, executive comitteemn. L~
Delegates: W. M. Myers, 0. 'P. Good
win, Martin Poole, W. A. McClintock,
J1. Y. Bryson.
Lauirents Mlli Club.
.President, R. S. Templeton; v-ice
president, Rt. J. Franks; seoretary, WV.
C. Blakeley; executive comitteeman,
R. S. Templeton; enro1ning commit
tee, C. P. Snoddy, Jlohn Montgomery,
C. B. Adaims.
Declegates: S. 11. Templeton, R. ..
Franks, F. T. IDuncani, W. F. King, .L.
W. liellams, J. W. Word.
10. Y. McQuown, president; W. W(.
(Griffin, vilce president; M. A. Garret t
secretary and treasurer; D). d. S'iorgee,
(Continued on Page T1en.)