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VOLUME~ XXXI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1916.NUBR3
A FAIR CHANC[ FOR
Rumor Denied that U. S.
State that Object of the. Expedition is
to Disperse Bands. No Specific Or
der to Catch Villa. Thought Now
that Object will Soon be Attained.
Washington, April 8.-Secretary
Baker in formally denying today that
immediate withdrawal from Mexico
of the American expeditionary force
was contemplated, indicated that the
war department had information that
the United States troopers were close
upon Villa's trail. and that the expedi
tion might soon accomplish its pur
"The object of the expedition was
-stated when it was undertaken," said
"It has never been changed. Orders
to that end have been given and the
expedition is busily pursuing it now
with what I hope is a fair chance of
Reports that preparations for with
drawal were under way were declared
by Mr. Baker to have "absolutely no
basis." All the war department's
plans for pursuing the chase were go
ing forward actively, he declared, an
order being placed only today for 15
gasoline carrying motor trucks for
Gen. Pershing's campaign. The Amer
ican forces were "pushing ahead," he
Publication today of the text of the
original army order to cross the bor
der a month ago revealed that no
specific direction to capture or kill
Villa was Included. The order made
public by Baj. Gen. Scott, chief of
staff, stated that the work of the
United States troops would "be regard
ed as finished as soon as Villa's band
or bands are known to be broken up"
and that the Americans would with
draw "as soon as the de facto govern
ment of Mexico is able to relieve them
of this work."
Secretary Blaker said Gen. Funston
had not reported that the American
expedition's object had been attained,
It. was recalled that on the day the
troops crossed Secretary Baker said
their object was to "capture or dis
perse" the bandits who raided Co
Secretary L ansing also issued a
statement today saying he knew of no
intention to withdraw the troops. lie
said no intimation had come that the
Carranza government though (Gen.
Pershing had accomplisheld his mission
and should return to United States
territory. It was stated oflicially to
(lay that Gen. Funston's orders were
broad enough to include dealing per
sonally with Villa in case he should
Satisfaction with the transportation
situation was indicated at the wvar' and
state departments today. With pri
vate siplpers getting supplies through
on the Mexican railways, ultimately
available to the Amerlean troops See
rotary Lansing believer the railwvay
situation has ceased to be a factor.
Joins 1t, F'. 0. Boys.
Mr. B. R. Todd, of lBarksdale a
tion, has been appointed rural letter
carrier on tihe Barksdale route to suc
ceed Mr. Gld Hellams, who has been
transferred to the route from Owings
recently served by the late P., R. Moore,
.In arranging t<
mittee bought 1,001
After the oper
ing day no seaso
tickets can be had
-For the single
season ticket, Tilis
in case the ticketa
LA Children's tickE
All children are ad
JAMES C. HUFF WAS'
Accidentally Came in Contact With
Electric Current Tuesday.
Greenville, April 5.-James C. Huff,
aged 24 years, an employe of the South
ern Public Utilities company,, was al
most instantly killed yesterday morn
ing about 3:30 o'clock when an elec
tric current carrying 2,250 volts pass
ed through his body. Mr. Huff was not
married and lived with his mother,
Mrs. Lula Huff, on University street.
He was originally from Standing
Springs section and had a number of
prominent family connections.
S. V. Parks, light superintendent of
the power station, and an uncle of
Mr. Huff, was the only person in the
building at the time of the accident.
Mr. Huff was engaged in cleaning the
switchboards, and in some way not
fully understood, camne in contact with
the heavy electric current. Mr. Parks
was in another section of the build
ing and when he heard the exclama
tion from the young man he rushed
to his aid. He found him leaining
against the switchboard, apparently
dead, and all efforts to revive him
The body was removed to the under
taking establishment of James F.
Mlackey & Son, on East Washington
.street immediately after the accident.
Mr. Iluff was the son of the late La
fayette luff, of Standing Springs, in
the Simpsonvilic section of the county.
ils mother was before her marriage
.i iss Lula Moore. They moved to
(Ircenville about three or four months
The deceased is survived by trree
brothers, F. M. Fluff and Dacus Huff,
of Sylvania, Ga.; and Fillimon Huff,
of Greenville, and by four sisters, Mrs.
James McCuen, of Ware Shoals; Miss
Emmic Huff, school teacher of Wre
Shoals; Mrs. P. F. Cox, of Greenville,
and Miss Nellie Huff, of Greenville.
lames, Nellie and Fillimon lived with
their mother on University street.
Mr. 1-uff was a nephew of Mr. Aug.
Huff, of this city, and Mr. P. I. Moore,
the county farm demonstrator.
* SIIHLOH NEWS. *
Shiloh, April 10.-Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Gray and Mr. and Mrs. John Mci)oweii
went to (reenv'llle Thursday on a
shopping excursion. They went in
Mi'. Gray's new Ford car.
Messrs Il)uree Armstrong and Frank
(ray of Eden, visited in the commun
ily Sunday afternoon.
Mr. I"elton Roper with Miss Razel
Bolt and Mr. Glen Abercrombie with
Miss Marie Mahon of hickory 'T'avern
attended preaching at Shiloh church
Mr. Tom Abrams and sister Miss
Annie, of Ware Shoals visited Mr. and
Mrs. F' 1. 1-lellams Saturday and Sun
Mir. and Mrs. IEugene Wassoni of
Friendship, Mr. and Mrs. Eairl Gray
and Mrs. :Iula McDowell, were the
guests of Mir. and Mi's. J. C. iHellams
and~ family Sunday.
Mrs. H. I. Abercrombie is ver'y sick
at this writing.
We understand that the Ladies' Aid
society has planned a general clean
upi (lay at the ehuirch In the neair fu
Mir. andl Mrs. Charlie Wolff and
(laughter, Miss Gladys and Misses
IHolen Martin and Mary McKee weore
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Claud WVil
ulinaugurate this Chautauqua this yu
- IT*T'O season tickets.
|_._ evvv g~g-Thes
for less than $3.00. sold
admissions to the respective at $
the official programs.
are non-transferable except withtin I
tember of the family must be written
provision Is made primarily as a prot
hould be lost.
ts admit aebildren aged six to fourt<
mitted to 'she children's work free.
EK IN LAUREN(S A
Says Insurance Coin1nissioner Prom.
ised That Insurance Situation Could
be Easily Handled.
Columbia, S. C., April 6.-Governor
Manning has given out the following
statement concerning the fire insur
"Before and after singing the Lancy
Odom bill I had the assurancd from
the state insurance commissioner, Mr.
McMaster that he could secure all
the insurance that was necessary for
the protection of the people's property
in South Carolina.
"I see in this afternoon's paper an
article appearing over Mr. McMaster's
signature, in which he says in refer
ence to the Laney-Odom act:
"'Therefore unless the law is re
pealed South Carolina must take care
of herself, with the aid of the insur
ance organizations now doing business
here. In my opinion, these organiza
tios will scarcely be able to take care
of the best insurable risks which are
protected by municipal waterworks.
Property not so protected must he in
sured otherwise, and I see no chance
for this except in mutual companies.
Every thinking individual knows that
each class of property mrust or sloul(d
pay its own fire losses, whether the
insurance be in a stock company or
In a mutual. There is no prospect of
organizing many stock companies.'
"So that Mr. McMaster admits his
failure to secure the necessary in
surance to protect the property of the
people of South Carolina.
"In addition to this, the state ware
house commissIoner, ion. John L. Mc
Laurin, had been assured that the in
surance situation could be taken care
of, with especial reference to the in
surance on cotton stored in state ware
houses, the warehouse commissioner
advising that, in his judgment, the
stato warehouse system was amply
able to take care' of all the cotton
stored In the state, and keel) it in
sured in high-class companies.
"Warehouse Commissioner MeLau
rin, in his letter to me, dated March
30th, makes the following statement:
"'I was assured most conadently,
front thoroughly reliable sources, that
any insurance in South Carolina wthich
was canceled could be placed in New
York, but the power of these big
companies has been too great, for the
smaller comlanies to withstand. There
are many rood amen in the insurance
business, but these large companies
dominate the situation, and they have
appealed to the esprit de coris of the
insurance men generally, and am
whipping everybody into line.'
"Ile also makes the following state
'Bitt the individual is absolutely
powerless against these great aggre
gations of capital, ani unless the
strong arm of the government is
brought to his relief 'I see no help.'
"fTis shows that a most serious
situation now confronts the people of
the stato. The Insurance commission
or htas failed in his exipetations to
pirovide relief. The warehouse com
missioner is about to fail in his ef
forts to secure the insurance neces
sary on the cotton stored in the state
warehouses. These conditIons make it
incubent on me as governor to act,
and I shall itse every effort otileially
and personally to remedy the situa
tion without delay, with diue regard to
the sovereignty of thie state and the
interest of all its people."
ear, the local comn
e tickets wilt be
while they last
he owner's family.
in ink upon every
ection to the owner ,
eon years laclusive.
PR. 28 TO MAY 5
,Easter Candy Novelties
We will receive today a shipment
of delicious Nunnally's Candies.
in boxes appropriate to the East
er season. The most delightful
Candy in the prettiest of boxes
make a combination that is cer
tain to charm "her".
POWE DRUG COMPANY
I HE Woman, desiring some- I
thing particularly new and
handsome in Easter Footwear, I
can fill her mind's eye right
We're showing the season's
very choice creations in New
Shoes --- the new Colonials,
Pumps and the new Slippers.
Black and colored leather
IWe've an Easter Shoe ShowI
I CLARDY & I
I _ _ WILSON_
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