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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1915. NUMBER 43
A RBL REVOLT
Q ELtED IN PORTUGAL
Lisbon is Shelled by Ships
BY THE NAVY
Understood that oyalists had no Part
In Revolt and that Uprising was
Intended to Stabilize the Weaken.
ing Republican Government.
London, May 15.-A rebel naval
squadron has bombarded the city of
Lisbon from the River Tagus, accord
ing to further advices from Madrid,
received by the Fabra Agency.
These advices to Madrid are de
scribed as official and they come direct
The bombardment by the warships
resuted in the killing of a number of
people and the wounding of others.
Considerable damage also was done.
It wou ld appear that the navy is at
the head of the rebel movement.
Private advices reaching the Span
ish hospital from Lisbon sets forth
that the commander of the Portuguese
cruiser G. Vascoda Gain has been
The army garrisoning Lisbon is re
maining loyal to President Arralga.
Dr. Costa was attacked by a man
armed with a knife at Santaro in July,
1913, and in September of the same
year another plot to assassinate him
was unearthed. In February, 1915, a
young man named Jose Silvas at
tempted to kill him at Oporto.
Dr. Costa is leader of the Democrat
Ic party in Portugal.
London, May 16.-A wireless dis
patch from Lisbon received by the
Fabre Agency at Madrid at 11.40 last
night says the insurrection has been
Capt. Martin S. Limah has assumed
command of the Republican troops.
There are rumors at Madrid, the dis
patch adds, that the leave of Spanish
naval officers has been suspended and
that the battleships Espana and Car
los Quinto have been ordered to Lis
bon. It also stated that two regiments
of infantry have been sent to Badajoz,
Spain on the frontier.
Reuter's Lisbon correspondent in a
dispath dated Saturday says it is an
nounced that the revolutionary move
ment in Portugal was exclusively Re
publican. Its object was to defend and
consolidate the Republic by the for
mation of a new ministry, he states.
The revolutionary committee met
aboard the battleship Vasco DaGama
to select a now government. It is re
pcrted that Joac Chagas. former pre
mier and minister of the interior, will
be the new premier and also minister
of the interior.
The Madrid correspondent of the
Fabre Agency says that the Spanish
government on Saturday, receivedl
from the Governor of Bladajoz, Spain,
ne'ar the Portuguese frontier, the fol
Iowing statement concerning the re
"The rebellion broke out at Lisbon
aboard the cruiser Adamastorm,
which, at 8:30 o'clock, bombarded the
city. A band of 200 civilians stormed
the Alcantara barracks. Thley entered
the barracks chieering the Rlepublic.
Many weore killed and wounded.
"The whole Rlepublcan guard re
mains loyal to the government and
ha's occupied the streets, stiuares and
stragetic points, seattering the crowds
Several bombs have b~een exploded.
"The battleship Vasco D~a~ama has
left Lisbon on a secret government
"All rilway ahd telegraphic com..
Irinnloation around the capital has
been interrupted. T'he Elba garrisbn
i'effrins faithful and has setft troops
to Lisbon. At Santraem afi artillery
Wegiment bombarded the 24th infan
try, whose losses are unkn'own. Ci
vilians set fire to Br itish corC factor y
at Portalegre. There has also been an
outbreak' at Oporto, whlere several
people were wounded'"
Amresa Liner Safe.
Uverpoe,. )ay 14.-'rne -Amrtean
ZAjateanet' i4ip#19,. from New
Terk, May A. antana h oay.
GUESTS OF LAURENS
Closed Profitable Session in the First
-Baptist Church Thursday Night.
The nineteenth annual convention of
the South Carolina branch, Interna
tional Order of the Kings Daughters
and Sons, which convened here last
Tuesday night, came to a close Thurs
day night following two inspiring ad
dresses by Mr. W. R. Lunk, of Charles
ton, and Rev. J. M. Pike, of Columbia.
Mr. Lunk delivered a plea for the phy
sical and mental education of the chil
dren. Rev. Pike spoke on the "Social
Evil," holding the attention of his au
dience with an account of his work in
the Rescue Home -at Columbia. Fol
lowing his address, the convention ad
journed with a song and prayer to
meet again next year in Charleston.
Thursday afternoon's session was
given over in part to the election of
officers, which resulted as follows:
Mrs. Thomas S. Silcox of Charleston,
State president; Mrs. D. D. Salley, of
Orangeburg, assistant State president;
Mrs. C. L. Moore of Charleston, re
cording secretary; Miss Lula Lee of
Charleston, treasurer; Mrs. Frank E.
Barren of Manning and Mrs. H. K. Aik
en' of Laurens, new members of the
executive board, elected to serve three
years. Mrs. Silcox was chosen as
member of the central council.
The convention was called to order
Tuesday night with the state presi..
dent, Mrs. Frank -0. Barron, of Man
ning, in the chair. Rev. M. L. Lawson
delivered an invocation after which
Hon. R. A. Cooper extended a welcome
on behalf of the city and Mrs. .1. H.
Teague welcomed- them on the part of
the local circle. Mrs. D. D. Salley, of
Orangeburg, responded for the dele
gates and gave a brief outline of the
great work being done by the order.
Rev. J. B. McCord, of Manning, lead in
an impressive consecration service.
Butiness sessions were held Wed
nesday and Thursday, both morning
and afternoon. Lunch was served be
tween the sessions Wednesday by the
Ladies Aid societies of the different
churches of the city. Thursday's lunch
was served by the members of the
Wednesday Club, U. D. C., and D. A. R.
Following the business pession Wed
nesday afternoon the delegates were
the guests of the Idle Hour Theatre,
after which they repaired to the
-Powe Drug Company where they were
recipients of ice cream and soft drinks.
Thursday afternoon the delegates
attended a reception tendered In their
honor by the local circle on the lawn
of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Minter. Delicious
refreshments were served and a de
lightful time was spent.
A short session of the . executive
board was held Friday morning to
transact business pertaining to the du
ties of the board. Some of the dele
gates had already left on the morning
train and the remainder left on the
The meeting of the convention was
a very successful and inspiring as
well as enjoyable one. Reports from
the different circles showed that the
order in this state was on a firm basis
and that steady gtrowth is being ex
Iterienced. Although the past year has
been a hard one because of the flnan
elal str'ingency, the members have
been utndautedl in their labors and the
wood wyork has continuedi. The dele
gntesq were entetainedl in Lauirens
homes. Before their dlepature they
expressed theitr appr~teciation of the
courtesies shown them here, saying
that they looked forward to the time
whten they could return.
All of the meeotinjgs of the conven
tion were held in the Fitrst Baptist
churtich, which was kindly loaned for
Sails for Europe.
Newv York, May 15.--Another' Ameri
enn linetr, the St. Louis, sailed for
l~ver'pool today with cabins nearly
fililed. There were 7l3 passengers in
There will be preahing services in
the Lautrens A. h. P. Chutrch next
Sabbath, Mfay 23i1, at 4:30 o'clock.
This chan'ge 'of hour for ser'vices will
be continued thr'ough the summer.
L. N. Kennedy,
May 17, '1[5. Pastor'.
W rIendship Church.
2Iey. '0. F. Rlankina, of JAurena, will
preach at Friebdship -Presbyterian
church May 23rd, at 4 'c'lock- p. m.,
Thiere swil be no .preaching at 11
MAY BE AMICABLE WAY Of SIt[M[NT
Officials and Diplomats Expect that Differences Aris
ing from Lusitania Sinking May be Settled Without War
Washington, May 15.-Word that variety of suggestions were heard.
Ambassador Gerard had read and pre- One which was given serious
sented to Herr Von Jagow, minister thought was a proposal to refuse
for foreign affairs of the Imperial Ger- clearance to belligerent ships carry
man government, the American note munitions of war or absolute contra
sent Thursday as a consequence of the band if they also carried passengers.
Lusitania tragedy and other occur- This would involve no embargo but
rences in the war zone, removed all a separation of passengers and contra
anxiety here over the delay in trans- band traffic.
mission and awakened intense interest The United States stands firmly on
in +he nature of Germany's reply. the legal right of Its citizens to travel
In view of telegraphis and cable de- on any ship and believes Its position
lays and the probable necessity for Is Indisputable.
conferences between the foreign min- Germany, however, holds that this
ister with the imperial chancellor, Von has become a debatable question on
Bethmann-Hollweg, and doubtless account of changed conditions, and If
Emperor~ William himself, it would the two classes of ocean-going traffic
not be considered surprising here if the were separated submarines would di
response did not arrive for another rect their attention to contraband
eight days. It was believed possible, ships alone.
however, that Ambassador Gerard The objection to this, however, In
might report earlier on the manner In the opinion of some offical, is that
which the American note was received the plan still would not provide for
by the government and the seni-ofcl- the humane treatment which interna
cml unress. tional law prescribes for the cre of
In the Interim confidence prevails avcss l carrying contraband and gak
among high officials and is shared iTisng no resistance to visit and search
German official quarters that there or any attemp~t to I-un a blockade. To
will be no submarine attacks on pas- torpedo without warning, or even to
senger vessels while the qluestions at gve time for the crew of a vessel car
Issue are being resolved. rying contraband to get into samafl
TIhe Intimation wvhich came in press iboats, It was p~ointed out, would leave
dispatches today Indirectly from 13cr- them to the mesry of the high seas
lii to the effect that Germany vou Id unless a big boat happened to be near
willingly submit the question raised by. This is the position taken in the
by the American note to arbitration American note, and Some officials
was received with much interest, and doubted hether there ould be any
it was indicated that if there was a concessions on this point, for it In
suspensiot of submarine warfare on volves that principle of humanity for
merchant ships while the discussion which the United States has taken so
was; in progress the plan might be vigorous a standl.
given serious consideration. Another suggestion widely dicussed
Arbitration also had been talked of by officials as the possible announce
here before today's press dispatches nment, by the allies that none of their
arrived, Sona German officials had merchant ships would be armed here
Intimated that they were confident, after. Merchant ships of any nation
from previous knoiedge of the de- aity, according to a ruling from the
sire of the German government to re- State epartent early in the war,
main friendly with the United States,. l'ive the right to carry guns not larger
that arbitration ould be welcomed.. than six-inch calibre "for dfensive
l'he difficulty of constituting a Court rposes only", but by an Informal
of arbitration at this time, uet ost I arrangement ith the British govern
of the great Powers whose participa- meat clearance has been refused b erit
tin might be desired are at war, ish ships at American ports unless
was pointed out by some diplomatists they disposed of their guns.
however, as making the plan Imlrac- Out of these phases of the question
ticable. there was a belief In diplomatic (luar
That some vay would be found to trs, however, that some solution of
reach an amicable settlement between the questions involved would be
the United States and Germany wasI'eached without any repetition in the
the growing conviction of many meantime of such a diaster as befell
officials and diplomatists today. A the Lustania.
WILL ojc tODI[Y ttBMhRIi hoRwRi
Unofficial Report frjt pGermany Says Reply to American
Note will le sent Thursday Refusing to
Modify Submarine Warfare.
Pars, ay 8.Geranys rpl totflinn rschtancey thait the usetanch
the mercannotonsubariewr- oul ano hatemp tosun if sheckade no
far ~vllbe en Thrsayacor~n thaoposwivesoutwarnigoleent
to 'rme Main's Amstedam givee Te foth crrepofn as itar
spodet. iesai i wll usifythjrypige contrabnin to gtito Csemaly
onlyonetorpdo as fredand hatbioatso th isasoiter ont wold land
theseondexloson~vs (ueto heonthe Aotmerc atorities ho per
fact that ~ ~ ~ ~ b. hi i the shppoi~ mntosmtt~ asneston ake on thp
owarcAmricn exposies. and someficlils
'rim subarin comlanler reprt btrid he her wilhere o dif ay
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Lonon, May1 i.--i'h Exhanewher te Uited praesn hat takes
Teeaph progress' tha recigehe vigoruan stand. is curh 1
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hle beorieltoay' res dispatnuces mant by hemuni colis thatonte of thei
tatried gomvermn ficals had or m eh 1.ant shis cw ho be armdmhre
nmate that theysuemissionidentheather.weerchantrehnvillf aitng nation
fruom rvous tine wledge ofa sinin de- a1ity accoring to reiarl. n ro h
and o the Germnf vern t metoria edprmn al ntewr
aisng triefroyit the cUitedf Stta veth rights Wilo el carrnsnotlage
rrheainiult ofcntttn or|rpose only", Soutety ofth infrmaly
ofaritatonatths im, he mote rrangementh wih selhe ream goven
ofte rat oersm hoe aricpa then laanote hsrbeenrefuse riay
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via pined utbysom dplmatstteyoy isodiall thignies. oi
howeve, ay maknthe lan cmprc- Outn thhelpei heswr of the so
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comeandtae art wudinber found tober ho weethtsmesltino
sred on amt be ons.tlmn ewe h usin novd wud b
the UitedStats an Gerany as rache witorareetitin n.h
the rowng onvctio ofman men thme ofssucho Th ds ttea bfell
oficassRAoie and Wtst oa. p~At the ustyngia. Abt~aw
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BIG REALTY DEAL
Laurens Motor Car Company Buys
Valuable Property near Hotel.
A realty deal was consummated
Monday by which the old Barksdale
property across Court street from the
Laurenls Hotel came into the posses
sion of the Laurens Motor Car Con
pany, Incorporated. The property has
a frontage on the west side of 'he
public square of about 56 feet and
a depth along Court street of 113 feet
and has two buildings upon it, one of
two stories and the other of three
stories. The property was sold by
Mr. Douglas Barksdale about a year
ago to a syndicate composed of Dr. H1.
K. Aiken, Mr. T. D. Darlington and
others and from them the purchase
was made Monday. The sale was
made through Mr. B. M. Wolff, local
real estate dealer.
Mr. J. W. M1cKee, president of the
Laurens Motor Car Company, stated
yesterday that it was their intention
to improve the property, though exact
plans had not yet been made. How
ever, he stated that the fronts of both
buildings will be improved to conform
to modern style. The corner store
room now occupied by Mr. William
Solomon as a jewelry store will be
inade into a motor car sample room
and office. A modern garage will be
built in the rear of it. The other
building will be utilized for a store
The price paid for the property was
not made public, but it is understood
that the selling syndicate realized a
profit on the transaction.
A small slice of the original lot in
the rear- bought by the syndicate was
sold some time ago to the Palmetto
MA SONS ENJOY M:EETING.
Most Largely Atttended Masonle 31cot.
Ing Ihistory of the Local Lodges.
What was accorded as the most
largely attended meeting of Masons
ever held here was that arranged for
the annual visitation of the district
deputy grand master last Thursday
afternoon aind night by the two local
lodges. Unfortunately, however, the
district deputy grand master, Dr. W.
11. Patton, of Cross Anchor, was pre
vented from coming because of his
confinement to a hospital on account
of illness. In his absence the degree
work was conducted by G. T. Bryan,
grand master of the state, and R. A.
Cooper, deputy grand master, assisted
Degree work was begun at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon and continued until
nearly eleven, with the exception of an
intermission for supper. At eight
o'clock the assembled 'Masons repaired
to the Traynham Guards armory,
where a bountiful banquet was served
under the direction of 'Mr. Charles
Hondros, one of the local caterers.
The work done during the meeting
was the conferring of the entered ap
1rentice degree upon two initiates, the
felloweraft degree upon three andl a
class of four- werec raised to the dlegree
of Mlaster Mlasons. The meeting was
pronounced on all sides as one of the
most enjoyable in the history of the
dhistilt. The futll mea sure- of enjoy,
men~it w'as iiot at tained, howvever-, on
account of the absence of Drt. Pat ton,
to whom a telegiram of sympllathy was
tunt during thle afternoon, D r. Pat
t had not forgotten thle meeting him t
self as lie wir-ed his regr-ets at not be
ing able to attendt and wishintg Cot- the
meetintg great stuccess and benefit.
IT. 11.\ N NOIlDIERIS RE.\l)Y.
Newis Fromi Swtiss Bordter Says 1,700,
Geneva, \May IG.L-A telegr-am fr-omt
Lugano, a Swiss city, tnear bte 11ald
inn boider, says that It aly nowv has
1.700,000 sotldiert- mobilized and
It is said( Atustrinia htas confiscatedl te
prtoper-ty of the Rlothtschilds, as wecll
as that of v-ariouts IEnglisht, F"rencht
and Rutssian families.
Tidwe- Case Again Postponed.
Greenville, May '16.-Yesterday in
the court of general sessions, upon
motIon of James HT. Pie, attorney for
the defense, the trlal of George W.
Tlidwell was rontinued until the Au
gutst term, owing to the illness of his
daug'hter, Olive Tdlwelt, a material
witness for the defetnse. Tidwell will
be tried for the murder of Emmett
eWaer, having bm tried once aund
<rconf~icted bit 'gratd a aew trial by
CABLED TO G[RMANY
Outrages Against Americati
Citizens Must Stop
cominuiication Expresses the "Coit
fident Expectation that the Gerinail
Government will Disavow" the Act.
of which this Governmentt Com
Washington, Mloy 13.-The United
States government today cabled Am
bassador Gerard for presentation to
the German government a note call
ing attention "to the grave situation
which has resulted" from violation of
American rights on the high seas,
!culminating in the sinking of the
Lusitania with a loss of more than
1100 American lives.
The communication expresses the
onfident expecation of the United
States "that the Imperial German
government will disavow the acts of
which the government of the United
States complains; that they will make
reparation so far as reparation is
possible for injuries which are with
out measure, and that they will take
immediate steps to'prevent the recur
rence of anything so obviously sub
versive of the principles of warfare
for which the Imperial German gov
ernment in the past so wisely and so
In its conclusion, the note states
that "the Imperial German govern
ment will not expect the government
of the United States to omit any word
or any act necessary to the perform
ance of Its sacred duty of maintain
ing the rights of the United States
and its citizens and of safe-guarding
their free exercise and enjoyment."
NINE ADDITIONAL HODIE.S.
Ie11111ins of LusItai iia Viet.iis Brought,
Queenstown, May 16.--4The bodies of
three men, three women, two small
boys and one child a year old, Lusi
tania victims, were brought to Queens-.
town today by the tug Flying Fox.
Identification was established of thd
bodies of Mrs. Frederick S. Pearson,
of New York; Miss Gwen Allan,
daughter of Lady Allan, of Mobile;'
Dean W. Hodges of Philadelphia, and
the Rev. Basil W. Maturin, of Oxford,
MAKES SF.RIOIS CHARGES
Says Germans Killed Russian Wounda
London, May 17.--Reuter's lPetio
grad correspondent sends the follow
ing note issued in the Russian capital
"Prince Kurakine, special Red Crosa
envoy at the front, telegraphs that
after the Germany artillery had homn
ba rdedi the stat ion w'here onur wound
ed were lying German cavalrmy fin ished
off the wou nded with their carbine
butts, andl after spraying pet rol n(nd
benzine about. set fire to the statIon,
which was burnimed dIown with the mnen
TO( ARIGi'E V \UGhiN APPEA'l~.
i'or~mer Su4lperinltenden('t of Odid Fe.e
'loiws iome Aipepals tio Suprmiemo
Col i uba, .\lay li t.-FrVed 11. IDomi
nick. assistant at tommney gewl,~~l left
'Columllbia .ton ighit for W~ashinmgton,
wher e he will a PPear' beforth l'&I.I'nit
States supr men eourmt to preetC$i a rgu
mentis in the V'auighnm andl( Grant (ase.
IICie also will ask t he sup trnme cour t to
dlismuiss the appeal of' W\ill Ililthune.
T I. 1'. Vaughn. former supeintend-.
ent of the Odd 1"ellow'r home ini
Greenville, is apepaling to the su
preme court on a writ of error, coni
tendIng that. he was sentenced to0 bo
banged; that in the interim bet ween
the time he was sentencedl andl the
'(ate set for his death the modle of cap
Ital punishment in South Carolina was
changed to elctrocution; that death
by the latter mode of execution was
'unconstitutional. Vaughn was Con
victed in Greenville of statutory crim
inal assault and was sentenced to die
on December 20, 1912. He appea'le4
'to the state supresne tourt on a writ
~of error and the judgment of the lower
couet. was afmrmad.