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VOLUME~ XXXII. LAURENS, SOUTI-I CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1917. __
64TH CONGRESS IS
LEADERS ARE BENDING EVERY
EFFORT TO GET BIG LEGISLA.
DO NOT WISH EXTRA SESSION!
All Else Must Give Way to Appropria
tions and Measures Relating to Na.
tional Defense.-To Hasten Aotion,
Washington.-With the end of the
Sixty-fourth Congress but two weeks
off, Administration leaders are concon
trating their ehergies to the enactment
of revenue and national defense logis'
lation. Much long-pending general
legislation every one recognizes must
give way to appropriations and meant
ures that relate to the preparations
of the Nation for eventualities which
may grow out of the diplomatic breach
In the Senate, the revenue and
naval bills are to be given the right
of way as soon as the espionage and
anti-conspiracy bill, now tinder con
sideration, is out of the way. The
House Will pass the Army appropria
tion within a few days, and then devote
its attention to the sundry civil and
general deficiency appropriations.
What emergency legislation may be
enacted before adjournment depends
entiroly upon the decision of the Pres
ident. Many believe he will communi
cate within a few days his plans for
handling the international crisis. Pre
vailing opinion is that he will ask
Congress for authority to use the
armed forces of the Nation for the
protection of American seamen and
American i ts on the high seas, not
with the I iose of making war, but
to Open the sea to shipping.
To Hasten Action.
While waiting the next step, what
ever it may be, the Stnate is deter.
mined to hasten action on the revenue
bill, the naval appropriation bill
amended by the naval affairs commit
too to carry $533,000,000, an increano
of $165,000,000 over the House bill,
and the Army appropriation bill. In
a(ldition to these niemaur-es, the ship
ping bill, urge(d by the shipping hoard,
extending the powers of the Govern
ment to control commercial shipping,
Is of paramount interest.
Whether there will be time for pa.i
sage of railroad labor legislation and
other general bills, in view of thj
congestion of essential measures, Ii
seriously doubted by leaders of both
parties. It has. been determined to
proceed wvith the most urgent matters
regardless of the possibility of an
extra session, and there is confidence
that all the appropriation measures
except possibly the rivers And harbre
bill, can be enacted by March 4.
ALL NATIONL GUARDSMEN
ORDERED TO QUIT BORDER
Southern Boundary Patrol Will Be
Left to Regulars.
Washington.-O.rdlers were issued
by the war dlepartmnent directing (Gen.
eral Funston to begin the immediate
demobilization of all the guard units
remaining in border caimps, andl it is
expected that the last troop train will
be on its way north by March 7.
General Punaston will have en the
border- nearly 50,000 regular- troops
disposed along th6 lino from IBrowvna
Ville to Yuma, Ariz., on plans worked
out by the general staff,
Secretary Ilakor emphasized that
the withdrawal of the state troops is in
slo way connected with the crisis with
Glermnany, b~ut car-ries out a policy (de
ter-minedi to long ago. Tfho order w is
Issued after General Funston had re
Verted that he had enough regulars to
meet any border exigencies that might
arise. Many guar-d unit s already had
been ordier-ed home: duin g the past few
weeks, andl the numberu of guar-dsmen
remaining and to ibe dlemobolizedl un
der the order- is about 53,000..
Admninistrtation officials ar-e unde~r
stoodl to haive beeni convitnced bty the
reports of special observers for the
state department andi the army that
therels little possibility of a reccur
reire of ser-ous raids,
A musician whto de(sires to compo.ge
a tune thait shall b(come! poplarl t ipust
contrive to prtoduice sometcting appart
ently originali, atid yet ntot so original
as to dlemandl study ; it must also !ont
t ain echoes of other tutnes ri~tiously
popular, aind yet they titust be so in
definite that no one can tell for e
tamn where they come fromt, which is
what we mean wvhen we say it is a wise
tune thlat knows te onm father,
SEVEN DUTCH SHIPS SUNK.
'German Sublarites Send Grain oliats
The Hague, Feb. 24.-(Via London,)
-Consternation was caused here by
the annouIncement of the torpedoing
and sinking by German submarines of
seven Dutch cargo vessels, two of
which, the Noorderdijk and the Zaan
dijk, grain laden and bound for a
home port, belonged to the Ilolland
Two others, the Eemland and the
Gaastertand, were enroute for the
United States for grain, while the Ja
catra also was grain laden. The iBan
doeng was coming from the Dutch
l'ast Indies with a cargo of itiece
goods. All the vessels left
(probably Falmouth) Feb. 22, it hav
ing been given to uinderstanid by the
German authorities that. the date
wold he "relatively safe." the Fo
called safe period for nttu ral ships
"ailiig from I tntIsh ports which orig
inally expired February 8, having
boei extended at the request of the
DItith goveI'n men 1.
T'lhe ships sunk aggregate more
than -i0.000 tons.
Tite foreign ministry today made
Ihe following announcement:
"When unrestricted submar ine war
fari'e was proclaimed, the Netherland ,
goveinment nt 1only protested a'ainst
it, lut insisted tha tthe Oerman gov
vrnmitteitt should take care that no
ihttelt ships then en route to oi' ioti
DAlt(hl ports should be Victims of tihe
tnew measuire. Germany declared her
will lingntess to (10 this, but added that
it was impossible to guarantee abso
The statement says further that ite
Isevetn ships which have beeni torpe
toed valled themselves of a German
offer to sail on February 22. They
were to sail together on a westerly
courise out of the danger Zone and
then proceed to their destinations.
The report then mentions the dis
patch received from the Dutch, min
ister In London, announcing the dis
aster, which adds that the communi
cation ends with the statement that
it Is believed all tite crews were
. .* . o . . . . . .* . . . . . ..
.ones, Feb. 2t.-We regret to ai
nount ce ite drowning of NIr. Vm1.
i I ahes yest rday afternoona it the
iond at. Ware Qhoals. I Llo leaves a wife
tand several small childre,'-with witoi
we tenderly sympathize.
Mr. .1. A. Morrison built a barn for
Mr. G. L. Gralamn last week.
.\fr. Frederick has opened a stock of
fresh groceries and will appreciate
the patronage of his friends.
Miss Mary Rasor, one of the teach
ers of lilekory Tavern school spent
OUR CRlOSS R
OVER ONE Mll
Behind This Must Be..
Oni is we in t((ll worth co niu tt
he will see that nwhetiber lie is woi
Soinlgs Accotutt is worintg liar<
lE'E INTlE H ENT,
. 511sit mayl b e oh
dl'.iltiala liingi ot 0f 1(2
BANK . o
A. F. ETIlI
the week-end with her parents .\lr.
and Mrs. 1-1. L. Hasor.
We cordially welcome Mlr. Wade
Golden who has recently moved into
liss Wil Lou Gray Morrison recent
ly attended Sunday school.
.lMr. Berley 11111 made 80) husliiels
of Irish potatoes and Is selling theml
at remuneration prices.
Messrs John Dauber and Win. Gold
en have Cech purchased a finle pair of
Mlr. .1. A. 11111 is visiting relatives in
G'reenwood and Abbeville.
There Was a large attendance at
Sunday school yesterday and we cor
dial ly invite all of ou r friends to co
operate in the good wvork.
i(ev. .1. It. Connelly will preach Iere
on tile second Sunday night in .\larch.
.\Mr. V. II. 11111 vIsited his son, .loin
Frank lill yesterhiv at Abheville.
It give.4 I, .l-;:otr' to mieni1on tHa
.\rs. W . 11. "lI- is stealily convail Z
Ing from lihe recent illne-s.
We recemly had ithe plea-.ure o
Ileeting our vellerable and hilly er
te iimed ftrlenrl. Iln. .1. 13. Illumobert,
The exercis es on Fri bv afitrnool
by Ihe uils of our1i school refleeted
edi41t u1pon the( partielpant11s.
* * * *COY TAV E EN N' *
Ilickory Tavern, Feb. 21-.-The re
cont ra ins have imt the farmers very
badly behind with their crops.
The cold weather has ila yed havoc
with all the olts in1 0 r11 commun11i1ity.
Mr. Clate Roberts and family of the
Watts Mil, visited Mr. It. M. ]'olt Sun
.r. NI. Sumerel and family spent
Sunday with M rs. Florence LeaInene.
The school teachers, lisses Madae
and Pallie 3MeKittrick and Marv 1as,)r
were the guests of Mr. WVill Pitts and
famimly, of Friendship Section Sniday.
Mrs. Anna West, who fell some ti m
ago and got hurt, Is vory sick at this
Miss Maye Hoper, who Is going to
school at Laurens, was the wk-end
visitor at home.
Some of our pe'ople are ve'y bvsy
saw-milling. Among those who are
having a very large hill sawed out aro
Messrs Leonard. lIlerbert and Ludie
AhercrombIe, W. S. Holt ande many
others are having a small hill sawed
Mr. .1. Mlilam Hlellans left for
Stcot her 1urda y w oher he took as
hi4 brideo Sunday. Miss Eatie ;'.ud s.
Our rural policeman. rT. eona'd
Abervromib(lr*i , is ('pt :vey bh s u1111
nuing down law offeldir!..
Necessary First Step.
"Do world won't le ready foh no
universal peace1," sild Unole Ehen. "till
individuals quits gettinl' mad enough
to light 'bout politics."
kedi by IarqC jiancial resour'vs
Ilhe rilal facto(rs to, b. lookegd
inl mak1Iing( a banklIinyt connl~lion.
lion fori <re'W''q. (11:) t.#
of ir lRen fhl e.
andit adigi litelf
mnail. Our hiline' de'atl114)t haS
are and the accountjs of ims andt inl
I, South Carolina
Bmitk n Greenwood County"
J. P. AhlNICY, Cashier'.
ND), Assistant Cashier.
nnla Asistant Cashier.
-iS3TORY OF ALFALFA PLANT
Records Show It Was Carried Into
California From Chile In 1854
Alfalfa is a very old lant. It Ayns
taken from Persia to Greece by Xerxes
ind his army, 5OO B. C. Three hun
Ired anid fifty years later the Ioumn4
e-arried It from Greece to lomne. I'llny,
the IRoman naturalist, who lived the
lirst century after Christ, tells of its
It was probably taken fronl Rome
to Curthage and the surroundig ter
ritory, and from there to Spain ahout
700 A. D. P'rom Spain Iit was carried
to France, to lBelgium1 and Englaind.
it. was estoveled in Englanl when Co
lumbus discovurll Amnericn. Cortez
brought111 It 14) 3Vxico, otle'rs took it to
P ar and ('hil, and to New England.
i 18.-1, wIe halve at record of it he
hig carr-i-itul to C( 'lifornia from Cile.,
hll at that titne it lud b'en growni
Size of Alfalfa Plant.
the lowvest prices a
Ties. You shoult
In some of the vitlleys of s niern Cal
Ifornuha for a hundred years. Just
when or how it spread over the West
is not elearly estal)ished, but it gained
a foothold in Utah, MontA na, Idaho,
Colorado and the semiarld states, and
from there is spreading enstward.
Sone farms In the Carolinaus, New
York and I'ennsylvana have grown it
ever sice these sections were settled,
Iit Its vilue Is known there, so that
it is stf'linge its cultiv'ation has not
becoie inore general, but there is very
little grown in the eastern states.
MILK AT BEST TEMPERATURE
Fifty Degrees Is Desirable for Several
Reasons-Bacteria Won't Multiply
It is desiraleo, where possllible, to
cool the tuiilk liniin'diately after ilk
I Ing. A tteitiiwrat ure of 50 delgrves is
desirlale for severi reasons1. The
bmcteria ilrlst in l t tul 1k will not
inuitipliy so reilly .1s in hiIIgh lolper
It ttIrN', and n11 1kII IIllI( T seI', ilIl h:I tte ri It
I intbIr illI sour I te 1ilk raidly.
We enn I readily1 see t ha t q Ili k c4ofolIing
IdIII ti iIIIi I IinItg of at low terilera
t Iwo will pe vn t or at les dIlIliy
soutirinig for i conbiilerlelo tine.
MAKING TOOLS RUST-PROOF
Solution of Benzine and Paraffin Oil
Will Prove Quite Efficacious on
Mile a solution oif 200 p:irt of hen.
zinie :111d onel 11:1r of paraftin oil. I Dip
the a rtiicle inl (1II s) thou :i11 :111and 14
411ry !inht e Iw AI- ir Ir inl . dry roo-m so
that ihe benizine mvy evaiporate. An~y
st(e e a rtlvs miay be imait.ide rust-proof
in this mnn er.
Breeding Powers of OyEters.
The hrleing w if flyters ire
Ziplyl i a I l in li l. u .nd11 it l .s beell coml
11uted that1 1.0111 tllI-_1r0own p"rents
prodle( -1-10.n,110.100 e4mbr1uaiyos in the
cotirse ft, : yea r. l]ut of thea- it Is
est ilm ald 1in ily -121 indiidt1lal1 s
ro'e h m:aturi11y, ) 1 for the 111u1rtality Ls
"noflrtiiiiiis. uliIlli'' l'Iatir Washd away
and1( devou red by huni agry ies.
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rnith & Litt
Av Showing Many New an
ovations in Wearing
ii and Boys......
H-as been attained in the F:
tiemam Shocs. A man can I
assured of comfortable, st
shoes and also be assured
t which GOOD SHOES can b
Every (day or so we are r
latest things in Men's Nec
colors andi attractive deQsigT
ing something rewv an~d
! inspect these before making
Our neCw pring Tine of
dispIy and the. ml~n who I
e all that is attractive in
quality and comfort able in
Right here is where we
article of wear for the 1
can please him in shoes, l
wear, ties, etc. etc.
Take nolice tih
.\arch, HII7, WV 1 - M
cotin( of our aet)
Cutors of the est.
deceased, in fihe
lrobate of Lan
o'clock a. in. and
a p Iy f'. a final
truIfds :I, X'xceutwO
Ally person 111
is notilled ald rc
141in onl t hat dat
havin.' clai 's .'
pr41ee t I ter 04
(Lily proven-1 or. Ibe
' it a whenc you
eiUn: Crok- r, i.
; I ! t
i ;1 : 1 , - VI ' 4
Ore 1Nl n 1
;O 11Ul Tl
yo l ie a ati
rk i*1nn l4l. Fold only
i$ 1.1; 1 .
I-:ll'f la Dll Co. 1.4ti1
To Cure a Cold it
Take LAX ATI\'I IRONIO Q
Co ith nnI litadache nI l!
Jlituggists refutuid tu1otey
1".W. C-RuyV i %jVMInaturrI:
d Desirable Spring
Apparel for the
imous American Gen
>u shoes here and1 be
of obtaining them at
e !,old. $3 00 $'7.00
~ceiving dozens of the
kties; in all the bright
s. Weo are also show- A
obby in Meni's Drss
your select ion.
Men'rs ir ts is now \Von
)y themt are crta in of
shine. If there is any
oy, we've got it. We
atc-s hitue- i
y i arisa mW