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Photo by American Prs Assoctation.
Tlis inommint, at the national capital has been In course of construction for some years. One of the masts of
the lmttleship) foiu it~ piortion of the structurti. zmid the anchor In also used. The monument was completed
some timie before F'eb. 15, the date set for the dedication.
bly would be no ground for diplo
matic action by the United 'States, as
the layiig of mines is not prohibited
by any international convention 'now
American Consul Fee's cablegram,
forwarded from Bremen through the
American consul general at Hotter
dan, Holland, said:
"Steamer Evelyn, Capt. Smith,
agents Bull & Co., New York, blown
up early Friday at Borkum. Crew
saved. Ship and cargo lost."
It generally -was taken for granted
before tile message .arrived that the
vesscl was destroyed by a mine, but
the omission of any mention or cause
Introduced an element of speculation.
The Washington government earlier
in the day virtually had decided to
make no reply to either the 1British or
the German note concerning the use
of neutral ensigns or -possible attacks
by submarines on neutral vessels in
the new sea zones of war.
When tile North Sea first was named
some neutral countries protested to
both Germany and Great Britain, but
the United States took the position
that it was Impossible to determine
which country had been the agressor
and therefore made no protest, though
it does not consider its rights com
promised by this silence.
Diplomatically neutrals are help
less in obtaining redress for the loss
of ships by contact with mines unless
absolute proof can -be adduced to show
the nationality of the mines, that no
pilot was available, or that the mines,
drifting from their -anchorage, were
far distant from belligerent areas.
1'iforts to obtai a convention to
prohibited the lkyiiig of mines have
JIn one of the publications of the
United States naval college for the
benefit of American commanders, the
status of the question of mines and
torpedoes is thus summarized:
"It may .be affirmed ,that the use
of mines is a legitimate means for hos
tilities as between belligerents. This
position does not imlply that mines
may be used at will without regard to
those not concerned in the war. The
uso of mines should -be confined strict
ly to military operations and areas
and the perils should not extend to
Consul Fee's reference to the de
struction of the Evelyn at Borkum,
was interpreted in some quarters as
meaning that the vessel struck a
miine within the territorial waters of
(Germanky. Some officials believed a
claim for damages against. Germany
might. be based on this b-y the Amer
As the Evelyn was insu-red by 11he
Ulnited States war risk insurance
bureau and is the first vessel lost that
had been covered by government in
surance, an intererting precedent in
international law may grow out of
CHANGES IN SCHEDULES OF
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAROLI.
On account of present conditions
and falling off In business Charleston
& Western Carolina a14lway have
found It necessary to make the follow.
Ing chinges in their passenger sclied.
0e8 effective September 20. 1914.
Train No. 40 leaving Augusta at 5:30
A. M, and Train No. 45 arriving Au.
gdsta 5:47 P. M., will be discontinued
between Augusta and Allendale, and
will rtan daily, except Sunday, between
Aillendale and Port Rloyal.
Tralus Nos. 17 and 48 will be put on
Sunday only, between Yemnassee and
Port Royal; No. 48 leaving Yem'assee 9
A. M., No. 47 leaving Port Royal 1:15
Trains Nos. 5 and 6 between Augusta
and Anderson will be discontinued.
Train No. 1 will leave Augusta a
10:85 A. t., Instead of 11 A. M. mak.
Ing 'local stops betwcen Augusta and
Greenwood, extent Bonair, between
Greenwood and Spartanburg. at Coro.
naco, Laurens, .rnoree and Woodruff.
Will connect at McCormick for Ander
son, arrivinfy Anderson 3:10 P. 31.
Train No. 4 will leave Spartanburg
4:20 P. 31., arrvlnlg Augusta 7:15 P.
It. Will stop at Woodruff, Enoree, Lau.
rens, Waterloo. G reenwood and local
stations from Greenwood to Augusta,
Tmin -%o. 6 will leave Anderson 7:30
A. M1.. arriving McCormick 10:05, con.
necting with No. 2 for Augusta.
Mixed Train No. 22, daily except
Sunday will leave Anderson 1:10 P.
M., arriving McCormlck at 5:05 P. 31.,
connecting with No. 4 for Augustia.
Traitn So. # will leave . ormick at
12:30 P. M1., arriving Anderson 3:10
P. M.. connecting wilh Train No. 1
Train No. 21, mixed traIn, dalI3 ex.
eept Sunday, will deave Met'ormick
5:30 A. 31.. arriving Anderson 10 A. M.
The rullman Parlor Car between
Augusta and Asheville, via Spartan.
burg and Southern Hallway, on Trains
Nos. 1 and 4 wiid h. discontinued af.
ter September 20th.
Other slight changes will be made.
Gov. Maiing Mafikes Address at Cere
monies Incient upon the Salling of
the Good Ship Helena.
Charleston, Feb. 22.-More than a
thousand men, women and children
took 'advantage of today's perfect
weather conditions to attend the "fare
well cernionles", in which Gov. Man
ning, M1ayor Grace and representatives
of the central Belgian relief committee
for the United States, the State com
mittees of South Carolina, Georgia,
North Carolina and the local commit
tee bade God speed to the Georgia
Carolina Belgian relief ship, the British
steamer St. Helena, now loading many
tons of provisions at the foot of Co
From the deck of the St. Helena
Gov. Manning delivered his first speech
in Charleston as chief executive. The
governor took occasion to address a
few words to the people of Charleston
as citizens of South Carolina. He
was enthusiastically received and
heartily applauded at frequent inter
vals during his addres. At the con
clusion of the morning's exercises,
Gov. Manning stood at the foot of the
gangway from the wharf to the steam
er and shook hands with the members
o the departing crowd.
Just north of tile Swedish stea:m
ship Alderbran, the St. lelena lay
'alongside the wharf this morning, all
work of loading stopped temporarily,
mast and rigging decked in holiday at
tire. Flags of every description tHui
tered from lher In the breeze, notable
among them the red and white ban
ners of the Belgian relief comm is
slon. About the railing of the upper
(leck aft, from which vantage point
the spvakers of ilie (lay addressed the
crowds below them, was draped in
white huniti ng with red lettering:
"Coiiinnission Belgian lelief."
Froim te lower deck ait and ( the
pier and sheds of the terminal the as
sembled crowd heard tie speakers.
The prograime of tle (lay as pre
pared by the Charleston Ad Club was
carried through without a iitch. Fa
voralle wveather conditionis deterred
not a whit from t le spirit of the occa
sion which was so ably and pleasantly
characterizedl by the numerous speak
ers who strodo to the railing of the
St. Helena's upper (leek and addressed
the crow for a very few miuiutes at
With V. S. Lanneau, president of
the Charleston Ad Club, acting as mas
ter of ceremonies, six speakers were
Introduced and completed their ad
4resses in the pace of 45 minutes.
*The Citadel -band rendered well se
lected music, and tile sole remaining
accompaniments to the programme
that was carried oat beneath a spring
like heaven were the (lick of the iov
Ing picture apparatus and the occasion
of sharp salut~e from the whistle of a
The speeches delivereLd were in the
following order'i: int rodulctory' ' uemarik s
by Mr. 14sa1 nneau. .layor' Grace, (i'ge
-relief comintt111ee; lirace W. Ravenuel,
vice chirma'in iiof the Soiuth (Cariol Ina
relief coimmiiitt e; ii)r. I". 10. May. c ha r
mana of the GeorgInia rlief coiii01it tee;
Jeffeirson D avis, represeninlg thle New
York eenitrial coinmit tee, comm isslon
Belgian relief; and( (ov. Manning.
Gbeor'ge W., Wiliams, chairman of
the 'Charlestdn committee for Ilelgiar
relief, was the first speaker'.
Bruce Walker Rahvencl of Coliim
bia, vice chair'man of, (lie South Caro
11na enntral llrinn rn1ief oniitenn
a native of Charleston, told of the in
ceptilon, progress and successful cul
mination of the movement which has
resulted thus far in the accumulation
of more than enough upplies to fill
the holds of the first Georgia-Carolinv
ship to the distressed of Belgium.
Mr. Ravenel stated that the plan in
cluded from the very outset the load
ing and sailing of such a vessel from
the port of Charleston. He told of
the broadcast plan of appeal to the
which their generosity and big-heart
state, and remarked te high tribute
edness has paid the three States of
the donors of the St. Helena's cargo.
"Including a most beautiful contri
bution of cash from Charleston, the
State of South Carolina raised for this
cargo, in round numbers, $10,000 and
a list o food supplies that covers 14
pages o tylpewritten paper," said Mr.
Revenel. He touched upon the perma
nent organization recently effected by
the commission for Belgian relief,
which for South Carolina has as its
chairman Gov. Manning, saying that
an announced plan of action would
come very shortly.
Richest Marble Vein.
The greatest marble-producing in
dustry in the world is no longer to be
found in the famous Carrara district
of Italy, but in Vermont, where one
of the richest veins in the world
stretches in an irregular line across
the state. So great is the production
of marble in this section, that the in
habitants have lost much of their ap
preciation of its value, and use it for
such humble aind utilitarian purposes
as paving, underpinning for barns,
hitching 1osts, stepping stones and
drinking troughs for horses. This
vein is about fifty-seven miles long,
from 1,650 to 2,200 feet in width, and
from it is being taken in enormous
quantities white marble that is equal
to the finert Italian marble, as well
as an endless variety of blue, yellow,
green and jet-black marbles.
Deepest Fresh Water Lake.
In Lake Raikal, in Asia, the ex
traordinary depth of more than 5,600
feet has been reached, making this
by far the deepest fresh water known.
How to Prevent tillous Attacks.
"Coming events cast their sha(Iows
before." This is especially true of bil
ious attacks. Your a ppetite will fall,
you will feel dull and languid. If you
are subject to bilious attacks take
three of Chamberlain's Tablets is
soon as these symptoms appear and
the attack amy be warded off. For
sale by all druggists.
Take notice that on the 10th day of
March, we will render a fInal account
of our acts and doings as Administra
tors of the estate of John B. Brooks,
deceased, in the office of the Judge of
Probate of Laurens County at 11
o'clock, a. m., and on the same day
will apply ,for a final discharge from
our trusts as Administrators.
Any person indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment On that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said (late,
duily proven, or' be forever barred.
Feb.i) 10, 19i5.-1 mno.
1. W. Ferguson C. ('. Ver"'erstone
PEROUSON, PS3ATUIBRSTONI3 & KNIOHlt
Atto~rneys s't Law
Laurens, S, C,.
Prompt and cnreful attention given
to all business.
Office over Palnetto Iank
LET WARNING STAND
Washington, Feb. 22.-The United
States government was advised ofil
cially tonight of the destruction of the
flrst American vessel on the high seas
since the outbreak of the European
war, Ameritan Consul Fee at Bremen
cabled that the steamer Evelyn and
her cargo of cotton bound for Bremen
had been "blown up" at Borkum, just
off the German coast, and that the
crew had been saved. The cause-sub-'
marine or mine--was not given in the
After a conference with President
Wilson, Secretary Bryan cabled Am
bassador Page at London and Ambas
sador Gerard at Berlin to mike an ex
haustive inquiry as to the facts, and,
if the crew was landed in either of
their respective jurisdictions, to fur
nish every care and convenience to
Capt. Snith and his men.
Although the extent of sea zones
of war proclaimed by Germany was
never defined exactly, the florkum
Islands are considered far distant
from the danger areas of submarines.
The waters of the vicinity are mined
for defensive purposes and Germany
always has piloted incoming ships
At the German embassy tonight it
was pointed out that tile accident
might have been caused by a mine, as
Germany, sorely in need of cotton,
would not torpedo a vessel laden with
such a cargo for German consumption.
Early press dispatches from Ber
1in announcing the loss of tile vessel
caused a sensation in Washington,
where the tension has lbeen more or
less pronounced over the situation in
the war zones since the dispatch of
and Germany. It. was virtually con
warning notes to blth Great Britain
eoded that if the ecause of the accident
was proved to be a mine, there proba
Slight Symptoms Sometimes Presage
-lo you feel tired, have you a sallow
complexion, constipation, headache,
had breath, sleoplessness or circles
around your eyes? If so, you are un
doubiedly suffering from some liver
Perhaps you don't feel very badly
now, but, delay is dangerous. To allow
your liver to continue out of ordei, is
to invito a serious chronic illness.
Whenever you have the slightest
symptons of liver trouble stop It Ji
mediately. You can do it harmlessly
andi mildly by taking LivY-Ver-Lax the
natural vegetable compound that Is
replacing calomel everywhere. It has
all the effectiveness, not the effect of
calomr' Tnsist on getting the original
Liv-Ver-Lax, bearin- fthe likeness and
signature of L. K. Grigsby, which Is
guaranteed to give satisfaction or
money refunded. For sale by Laurens
I offer for sale to the highest bidder
on salesday in April next, being the
fifth (lay of the month, during the legal
hours of sale, at Laurens Court house,
South Carolina, the following describ
ed proplerty, to-wit. Lot Oil t Main
street, containing one-half acre, more
or less, onl which is situated an eight
room1 br3idck dw~elling, the lot having
i05~ ft., wvith an3 alley way i2 feet wide
on3 thle west Sidle thereof; also, a lot
ini the3 rear of saidl lot on which is
situiated thiree tenant dwellings.. Thliis
lot is nlearly an acre 13n size and is
(connected with Mainl sireet by a 12
foot, alleyv. Termis of sale, one-half
cash, balance dlue 0310 year from date
of sale, cr'edit portionl to be secur'ed
bv~ bond1( of purchlaser anld mlortgage of
theC premises sold, with usual coven
anlts as to attorneys' fees anld insur:
anlce, with leave to tile purchlascer to
pay his entire flid in cash,
I will be glad to show prospective
purcehasers over the premises at *any
S. S. Doyd, Owner,
The Great "IF" in Life
IT is this ever present "IF" that life insurance Offsets. The man on a.
salary with a family to support will be able to provide for his loved ones IF
lie lives and does not becowe disabled.
He will pay off the mortgage on his house IF lie lives until lie has
saved the necessary amount. He will send his son to college and present his
daughter with a marriage portion IF an accident or an illness does not carry
him off prematurely.
The partners in business will continue to prosper IF death does not
rob the firn of the capital, brains or experience necessary to its success.
The youth will each week, or monllh, save something for his old age
IF lie sets aside a few dollars at regular intervals in a safe depository.
The aged mother will never experience want IF her son continues his
dutiful support uninterrupted by death.
Thus the whole social fabric is woven around this little word. "IF."'
The father on a salary, the partners in business, the son or daughter
swho supports an aged parent, in fact every man and woman on whom others
.depend, can make sure and permanent provision for the future by means of
lifieinsurance-IF taken in time.
Why not take out a Policy To-day. We can keep you
from worrying about this big IF in life. See or write
CARLOS R. MOSELEY I
General Agent for The Southeastern Life Insuranuce Co.
Office in M~oseley & Roland's Hardlware Store.
LATTRNSL S. C.