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VOLUME XXXII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1917. NUMBER 32
64TH CONGRESS IS
DRAWING NEAR END
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 Action.!
Washington.-With the end of the
Sixty-fourth Congress but two weeks
off, Administration leaders are concen
trating their ehergies to the enactment
of revenue and national defense logist
lation. Much long-pending general
legislation overy one recognizes must
give way to appropriations and mntiW
ures that relate to the preparations
of the Nation for eventualities which
may grow out of the diplomatie 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 under con
sideration, is out of the way. The
House will )ass the Army appropria
tion within a few days, and then devoto
its attention to the sundry civil and
general deficiency appropriations.
What emergency legislation may be
enacted before adjournment depends
entirely upon the decision of the Pros
ident. Many believe he will communi
cate within a few days lile plans for
handling the international crisis. Pre
vailing opinion is that he will asic
Congress for authority to use the
armed forces of the Nation for the
protection of American seamen and
American rights on the high seas, not
with the purpose of making war, but
to open the sea to shipping.
To Hasten Action.
While waiting the next step, what
ever it may be, the Stnato is deter
minod to hasten action on the reveniiO
bill, the naval appropriation bill
amended by the naval af'airs commit
too to carry $533,000,000, an increase
of $165,000,000 over the House bill,
and the Army appropriation )Ill. In
addition to these measures, the ship
ping bill, urged by the shipping board,
extending the powers of the Goverit
ment to control commercial shipping,
is of paramount interest.
Whether there will be ti le for- pa.
sage of railroad labor Ie slation and
other general bills, in ifew of tht
congestion of essential i easures 4
seriously doubted by 6:-.rs' di 'both
parties. It ha , be'en deternined to
proceed \vith.the most urgent matters
regardless of the possibility of an
extra session, and there is confidence
that all the appropriation nieasurei
except possibly the rivers dnd harbre
bill, can be enacted by March 4.
ALL NATIONL GUARDSMEN
ORDERED TO QUIT BORDER
Southern Boundary Patrol Will Be
Left to Regulars.
Washington.-Orders were issued
by the war depart ment directing Glen
eral Funston to begin the immediate
demobilization of all the guard units
remainintg in border camps, and it is
expected that the last troop. train will
be on Its way north by March 7.
General lFunston will have on the
border nearly 5i0,000 regular troops
disposed along the~ line from lrowvns
Vylle to Yuma, Ariz., on plans worked
out by the general staff.
Secretary linker emphasized that
the ithdrawal of the state troops is in
nio way conneted with .the crisis with
Ghermiany, lbut carries out at policy do.
termlined to long ago. The order wv i
issued after General F'unston had re
ported that he had enough regulars to
meet any border exigencios that might
arise. Many guard unIts already had
h)o0n ordeoredl home (luring the past few
weeks, and the number of guardsmen
remaining aned to be demuholi:zed un
der the order is about 53,000..
Adminbit rationi offials are under
stood to have been convinced by the
reports of special observers for the
state departnment and the army that
thoreis little possihility of a recur
rence of serious raidls.
A nmusician who de'sires to comlpo~ae
a tune that shiali bJeIcome1 Ipopula r 1uist
contrive to pro~iduice 5o1netinlig appar0
\ently original , anad yet niot so uorigIinalI
(. a to de~mandl Study ; it must also coni
tain echoes of other tuness previously
populaer, and yet they muist be so in
defInite that no 01n( can tell for cer
tin where they come frou, which is
what we mean when we say it is a wise
tnne that knows ts on. sathe.
SEVEN DUTCH SHIPS SUNK.
Gerinan Subi"'arnes Send rnin olats
The Hague, Feb. 34.-(Via London,)
-Consternation was caused here by
the announcement of the torpedoing
and sinking by German submarines of
seven Dutch cargo vessels, two of
which, the Noordcrdljk and the Zaan
dijk, grain laden and bound for a
home port, belonged to the Holland
Two others, the 'eniland and the
Gaasterland, were enroute for the
United States for grain, while the Ja
cntra also was grain laden. The Ban
doeng was coming from the DIutch
1'ast Indies with a cargo of 14ece
goods. All the vessels left --
(probably Falmouth) Feb. 22. it hav
lug been given to understand by the
(erIan authorities that. the (late
wouild be "relatively safe." the ro
called sate period for neitral ships
Sailing from IItritish ports which orlg
inalIly expired February 8, having
iee extended at the requnest of the
'T'lhe Slips sunk aggregate more
than 46,000 tons.
The foreign ministry today made
file following anioilnceient:
"Wheni un restricted subine war
fare was proclaimed, the Netherlands
gove Inm Men1t not only protested against
it, but Insisted that the German goV
(.Irnmenllitt should take Care that no
Dutch ships then en route to or from
1utelh ports Should be victims of the
new Ineasire. Germany deelared her
willin gness to (10 this, but added that
it was impossible to guarantee abso
The statement says further that the
1seven ships which have been torpe
doodI valled themselves of a (erianl
offer to sail on February 22. They
were to sail together on a westerly
course out of the danger zone and
thlen proceed to itheir destinations.
The report then mentions the dis
patelh received from the Dth Ieli 11111
ister in London, announcing the dis
aster, which adds hat the comuni
eation ilds with tie statement that
it Is believed all the crews were
* ~10.ES NiEWS.
Jones, Feb. 26.--Ve regret to an
n1oun1e1 tile drowning of .\l -. Wm.
I IhiheOs - "day aftero o - Th
,eund at War 'hoals. I: leaves a wife
and several small ca;idren,'-with whom
we tenderly sympathize.
i Mr. J. A. Morr!bon built a barn for
Mr. (1. L. Graham last week.
Mr. Frederick hias opened a stock of
fresh groceries and will appreciate
the patronage of his friends.
Miss Mary Rasor, one of the teach
crs of Hickory Tavern school spent
OURt CR055 R
OVER ONE Mul
Behind This Must Be..
Sterri(c and1 co-operae
necss in this institutio
The value to every individual
'.nis ell wortIh coniisi~iering, ii
the wI see thait whiiethe hI3le is wtol
avng Accoun t Is workLin g hmr
lbG T I IN itil i'iIT, 11
dI':isl1a11 living out of tc 4 e
J. l<. ,tand Strong'est
~' IditST, President..
A. F. ETHI-il
he week-end with her parev!s .Atr.
Ind Mrs. Hi. L. Rasoi.
We cordially welcome ir. Wade
olden who has recently moved into
.liss Wil Lou Gray Mlorrison recent
y attended Sunday school.
Mr. Berley 11111 made 800 bushels
f Irish potatoes and is selling them
it remuneration prices.
Messrs .lohn Dauber and Wi. Gold
mn have each purchased a fine pa ir of
.Mr. .1. A. 11111 is visiting relatives in
[ireenwood and Abbeville.
There was a large attendance at
Sunday school yesterd ay and wv )r
dially invite all of our friends to co
)lperate in the good work.
Rev. .1. 11. Coinnelly will preach here
oi the second Sundal1Iy nIght in .\arch.
.It-. W. II. 11111 visited his son .lohn
Prank Iill yesteIdaivy at Alihevile.
It give4 e I en ur to mention 11hat
Mrs. W. H. IIiley is steadily con va1V-Ic
ing. fromt her recni'llns
We recently had lt ldiasure ol'
inecting omu venerable and hinbly e
leetned frienld, lion. .1. 11. llumb111ert,
The exercis's on Fri ' ftno?'1(ol
by 11he puipils of ourl school r-flected1
credit upon the particinlantl .
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* HICKORY11 T .\VEH' lN NEI.W S. *
HI ickory Tavern. Feb. 2t.--The re
Ceci rains have put the farmerIs veiy
badly behind with their Crop,.
The cold weatlhe r has lda yo(i havoc
with all the oats in our eniniliiity.
.\Ir-. Clate Roberts and family of tihe
Watts 1111, visited .\Mr. 11. Ml. 1olt Sun
Mr. M. Sunerel and family spent
Sunday with Mirs. Florence I.ea e.
The school teahrs, Misses Mlad:w
and Pallie Mle~ittriek and Mary llasar
were the guests of Mr. Will Pitt and
family, of Friendsh i p section Sun day.
Mrs. Anna West, who fell some Mimo
ago and got hurt, Is very sick at lis
Miss Maye RIoper. who is Lgoing to
school at Lr411niCUS, WaS tle we.'k-end
visitor at home.
Some of our peoplo arte ve'y lusy
saw-milling. Among those who are
having a very large hill sawed out ar.
Messrs Leonard, Ilerbert and ,i11dit
Abererombio, W. S. Bolt and many
others are having a small bill saw1
out. .' '
MIr. .1. 10 n 11llama left for
tI ';.ther &-:tarday w0her hf tolk as
hIs bride Sunday. Miss l :al i;khind.is.
Our rral policeman. M;. Leonn'd
Abereromh:', is kept Ver. bts run
ning dlown law offndr
Necessary First Step.
"Do world won't he ready foh no
universal pelce," said Unclo jhen, "till
individualis quits gettin' mad enough
to fight 'bout politics."
kedi by9 1(ar!y finan ia reso 10u rc.s
Ihe t'iyai fac(tors to be lookeud
li ma (kin al banikiny Cl connc/ In
10' ittt tu lle .meoitl f bii' Vuer.
:ande i adin seto itael y an E dlPaEli
aI, South Carolina
BaRuk n Greenwood County"
J. P. AlINFY, Cashier'.
NI), Asistant Cashier.
HISTORY OF ALFALFA PLANT
Records Show It Was Carried Into
California From Chile in 1854
Alfalfa Is i very ol plant. It waNs
taken from Persia to Greee by Xerxes
tn1l( his artny, .00 1t. C. Three hun
dreti andi fifty years later the Itomans
alrrietl it froIn (ree(ce to IHome. I'liny,
the iltmuin naturalist, who lived ti
first: century after Christ, tells of its
It. wvas probably takenl from Rome
to Carthage and the surrounitng Ier'
r1Itory, andu froimi there to Spain ahout I
70) A. 1). ''rom Spain it was carried
to ''r:tniee, to lleigium and England.
If: was estel d in Engllwhen Co
limus discovt-ere America. ('tez-((,
hroulegtl it 1)to Mexle, others took it to
IPeru mnid Chile. andl to N4-w% Englandl.
In vo w have n r-ecorl- of it bv
but 1 tha imt ha1 i h I ir w n1"
Size of Alfalfa Plant.
Sie Alalfa Pricest
Tie . Yo hol
the Boys PCS
In some of the valleys- of southern Cal
Iforni. for i hundred years. Just
whein or how it spread over the West
is not clearly established, but it gained
a foothold inl Utah, Montana, Idaho,
Colorado and the semiarld states, and
from there is spreading eastward.
Some farms In the Carolinns, New
York and 'ennsylvania have grown it
ever since these sections were settled,
an11d its vialie is kiowni there, so that
it is strange its cultivation has not
become more 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 desirable. where possible, to
cool the mnilk linnodiately after Ilik
ing. A tot'huerat IIre of 50 degre'es is
desi rnble for several reasons. The
hacterin pretsntl Inl the muilk wIll not
luu1ltiply so realily as inl high teinper
InIIurIe% . I an4 1 1 1 in rens t n hu 1meterlI
nInh wil I114-* %.IIISoulr the tlIIk rapIiidlyv.
\e ennII re:dllly sve that (Illick '#oling
umul the mainiunining (if a low temperni
ttre will I revn 1t or at least Idelay
S41(uring for a coile raild timhe.
MAKING TOOLS RUST-PROOF
Solution of Benzine and Paraffin Oil
Will Prove Quite Efficacious on
MakI a solnfli iof 200 parts of hen.
zn m111 111 art of paraflinl oil. Dip
the artilo inl the s lutionl and1( :Illov to
dry in heor.tol nir ),. inl :1 dry roomn so
1hnt ie benizino InI 41eVn1110ra1e. Any
Stool artcll 2ay be ma(e 1ulst-pIroof
inl this ImuunIr.
Breeding Powers of Oysters.
Tile breeding powrlSf ystrsy re11o
-:iml1y aa 1n114. uti it l:s h en'i com
11teri t1hat 1.01M 2til-rw n parents
produe i101.1100. emblryois In I tie
illrs nf year'. 1ill of thei-e It 11s
st itnla id 0 ha 1 1nly .21 I iInividtin1
reuh 111111 Y. ,r th d tiulrtal1ty Is
t11rm1u4 111ilon< hlnl wed awvay
-11141 devou1red by hun1 ry1.1Y f.ileis.
ith & Liti
w Showing Many New an
ovations in Wearing
ii and Boys......
Has been attained in the F:
tiemam Shoes. A man can1
assured of comfortable, st
shoes and also be assured
t which GOOD SHOES can b
Every (lay or so we are ri
latest things in Men's Nec
colors and attractive dlesigr
ing somnething row an~d
inspect ticese before makzing
Our new\ Spring Line ot
display and the men who 1
e all that is attractive ir
quality and comfort able in
Right here is where we
article of wear for the 1
can please him in shoes, I
wear, ties, etc. etc.
Take notice that (n the ill dn. or
.\March, 1917, we wil rd '!af led ac
count of our acts anw d(ivtgl.j..
cutors of the estate of lCill A. lil t.
deceased, In the ollvie (i .i o
Probate of Laurnis,: ou at 11
o'clock a. n. and on 1he . . WI
pply for a flinal <flou
trulsts Lis 10xecutors.
Any person indel b:1gI
Is notilled aid reqi i
niei on that, dat w
ha ving claims agahl1
present theni on i or
duly proven or be
*t11iswen You l
Ith i you c appieela 7i
of 'hamberlain's 0- .17
svre vold last wil'
h!: lungls anld lie I
Ing .pells. Wve we.
- him'W lim as tle
ilm did I' t hel1 li, A
:ilor spoke soI,
: 3' io l1(' 1Hemed
ib fit. The- firstc
o mM-hIat I conil
are, trouled with
c~ .and Your 114i
-.oil to try
h AuR TOND
li Cur guaranteil .ivo
you relief and satisf a r ilony
r fun ded. Sold only b 2 and
ilrcka )Drug Co. Laun and \Wath
To Cure a Cold In One Day
TnkeLANATIVIA BROMO O' . It stops the
Cougli n Ilen aache and -ii. (,c f t Col !
4uggists refiud money it I- ,
E. W. ROVV'S signiataure ; ., i .:
3a - 6qWbA"sA~sm m -se-unw
4Aam.n21M; WJ2VWNr- . .nf . a.ma 'em-:. A:
d Desirable Spring
Apparel for the
uimous American Ge'n
uy shoes here andi be
of obtaining them at
e sold. $3 00 $7.00
aceiving dozens of the
kties; in all the brIight
s. We are also show
obiby in Men's Dress
Mens Shlirts is lOWV On
>uyT them are certain~ (1
colrinHg-d urtabl e
shine. If there is anyV
Oy, we've got it. We
at ca shirtIs. under