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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 1917. NUMBER 10
Argentine Sends an Ulima
tum to Empire.
If Iiperlid (Aoiernment's Appreciation
of Iuxbu01rgK is Confirmed War Will
be leclared by Repliblic. Govern.
nent Auxiously Awaits (uernman Re.
Buenos Arcs. Sept. 22.--The Ar
gentile government hias sent an ultI
mattum to Germany.
in its note thne goverlnmieit. de
mands a formal statement from the
German goveranment. of its attitude
toward the behavior of its minister,
Count von Luxburg and a repelition
of the pronises mad respecting Ar
gen I lila l shipping in connection with
the ,oro settlement. The Argentine
governmef las reveived no explania
Cons) from lterlin si nce tlhe d Iselosires
by tihe American secretary of state,
exeept a verbal statement from 11aron
von IDem Rssche-lnddenhausen, in
der s ecretary of Ile (ernininni foreign
0111ce, iade thriough, Mr. .\olin., tihe
Argentin)e iiiieir I to Berlill, which
Argeintija considers insufileient.
Thio Argentine forei gn miiii;teor
made I stal'ement in the elaimblr of
deputlies today relful-ding the situlation
ani it was unliderstood that tlhe roll
cats had prepared Ia resoiloin which1
they intended to lint roduire, decilring
a state of war already mxi,is w'A'h
The governiiimenat 1" alixiolsly awa%.
li g Ie -rlin's res )11e befo re < i iding
on a raptuwre of iclations or a declar
atioln of war and acoerding to the
foreign oilce, if thne Ge'rman govern
ient's reported ePfpreciation of von
Ljuxblrg Is conti:mIied, Argcntina will
consider it an insuilt and declare war
Immediately. If no comirmation of
this report. is forthcoming only a rup
ture of relations is likely.
A declaration of war would result
in a shake-up in the cabinet, several
of the ministers -maintaining that no
cause for war exists, although a ma
jority of the ministers and the public
generally are willing to follow the
government even into war.
A great mass meeting was held to
day and thero was a unanimous call
for an immedate break with Ger
NATIVIE OF CROSS HILL FOR
W. A. MeSwain, now Resident of New
berry, Throws I1s Hat Into the
Mr. W. A. McSwain, formerly of
Cross -1ill but now a resident of New
berry, has decided to enter the race
for Insurance commissioner to succeed
Mr. F. H-. McMaster, who has announc
ed hisu determination not to offer for
thne place again. *Mr. McMaster will
return to the newspaper field, -being
nttached to Tihe Columbia State. An
other candidate spoken of in connec
tion with the comnmissionershnip is S.
M. Grist, of York. The followving eon
eerning Mr. McSwain appeared in Thet
Mr. WV. A. McSwain of Newberry hasi
acitd upon the advice of a number of
fr'ienlsn to enter tihe race for insur
ance commnnissioner~ to succeed F. H.
McMaster. It is the simple truth tC
say that Mr. McSwvain is qualified for
insurance commissioner by chnaracter
and experience, lie is '15 years 0f
age, a native of Iaurens county, his
boyhood having been spent on the
-farm near Cross 'Hill, his early man.
hood ,as a clerk in a country store,
working up to position of manager;
then an accountant for mnanufacturing
and mercantile interests, Hie began the
flre insurance business in 1906-and
has .been continually at it since, most
of the time and at present mnanaging
a large agency that writes all classes
of insurance. He understands the in
auranee business from the ground up.
His election to the offiee would in
sure a capable and impartia'l admin
istration of the insurance departmeni
og the Mtate.
Mr. H~ugh tAiken, who has been in
Allentown,'Pa., working in a munitiont
plant, returned to the city last week
and left again Monday .for Davidson
college to take itp his studIes for an
BY COUNTIES IN THE STATE
Itlchland tie Leader-Fignures Com
piled by Iilon County .ludge of Pro
Dillon, Sept. 22.-Joe Cabell Davis,
judge of probatc for illlon county,
Ims .Just complet(ed an1 interesting tab
ulation of the number of permits is
sued in South Carolina for the ir
chase of liquor tinder the luart a
monthi: law, passed at the last session
of the general assembly. Mr. Davis'
tabulatiol covers the period from
April 25 to September 1, this year.
The niunher of pernmits issued is giv
en by counties an(d in each instance
tle figures were secured. from the
oflev of the probate judge, except ir
ltichland county, where they were
furnished by a state olicial. Comn pit
ation of the statisties invol vedl some
ex pelse and considerable work, but
01r. l)avs feels that the time an1
Inmoney were well spent. The ahnla
Abbeville . .... .... .... .... .. 50
i ken j .... .... .... .... .... ..702
Anderson .... .... .... .... ....2,101
IIkl 1)nb vrge ... ... ,...-- --- .... . . , )
ltarnw-vell .... .... .... .... ... ,293
lieaufort .... .... .... .... ....
lierkely. .... .... .... .... ....171
Clarleston .... .... .... .... ..(,61
('herokee . . . . . . . . . .$
. olon .... .... .... .... .... 375
l.rlieto ...... .... .... .....2.1.10
I )illon. .... .... .... .... .....21;)
*hI th t .r... .. .. .... .. .. .. .. 1
F )lo ce . .... ......... . ....... ....:I
.lo g t w .... .... . ... . ... .:1.;211
reenville .... .... .... .... ...
.irliiwood .... .... .... .... .... ,034
llampto n ........ .... .... .... ....
llorry..... .... .... .... .....2,74
.asper ..... .... .... .... ......12
iershaw. .... .... .... ........106
Lancaster .... .... .... .... ..1,394
Iurens .... .... .... .... ......1,989
10e ........................ ...838
Lexington .... ..... .... .... ...11
.LeCormick ..... .... ............151
Larion. .... .... .... .... .... ..197
.arlboro .... .... .... .... ....440
'Newh erry..... ..................1,914
Oconee..................... ... ..42
Orangeurg .... .... .... .... ..1,291
Pickens. .... .... .... .... ......34
Richland .... .... .... .... ..2,352
Saluda .... .... .... .... .... ..210
Spartanburg .... .... ............1,100
Sumter .... .... .... .... .....1,726
aunion .... .... .... .... .... ..2007
W illiamsburg .... .... .... ... ..389
York .... .... .... .... .... ..265
OViElI 900 CARS REGISTERED.
Clerk of Court Ilecelves List of Cars
Itegistered In this County Upto Sept.
The state highway commission mail
ed to the clerk of court last week a
list of cars registered in this county
under the new automobile license law.
The list is now open for inspection in
the clerk's omeie. The list shows that
a total of 905 cars wvere registered in
the county, including dealers' ears and
motorcycles. There were 11 dealers'
cars, 18 motorcycles andl 876 autonmo
biles. The curious fact has develop
ed that some of the largest ears In the
county pay .but a little more than the
smallest, this being caused by the
met-hodl of comnpu ting horse-powver
whIch the law Drovides for.
Local Cotton: Market.
The cotton market has been on a
jump!1 since the latter part of last
week. The first of this week the sta
ple was bringing as high as 24 cents
the poundl, but yesterday there was
a slight recession in price, the mnar
ket dlrop~ping dIown to 23 3-4 cents. The
farmers are not showing a disposition
to sell, holding theIr Crop) for higher
prices andl storing it in the warehous
* * * * S S S S S S S S. S .
* NEW ADDRESSES. *
* Since the reorganization of the *
* reginments at Camp Sevier, the ad- *
* dresses of the local boys have been *
* changed. Letters and other things *
* to b~e sent t4 membiers of the old*
*Traynham: Guards should be ad. *
* dressed as follows: *
* C'o. D, 118th Inf. (1st 8. C.) *
* Camp Sovier, *
* ' renvlls. .*
"R[FOR" PARIY 1I
Would Have Convention o
Straight Tickets In Derr
ted States Senator on I
Columbia, Sept. 19.--Not only iW
tile idea of former Governor Ilease
Tor.a convention of the leform party
to nominate canditiates from 1 'nit tied
States seInat or on down meet ing with
universal favor among tile lIeforme..
but tihe anti-ileforIn par ly is taking
up.the s-iggestion and sone of its
ieilbers are IlUrging that it do like
wise, ti:s having two straight, tick
eta in th Delmceratic primary. TIIi.
would recally lieall two white m1' a
pIarties i i SoMuth Carolina recognizld
hy thlie Inmerati party, and witliiin
the parlt, jtst a ilere are now 1wo
oaities i. fact, a11( it would amilouit.
siiply to i Itc-ognition of conditions;
as Ote ,e
The Yirk Nevs, a straiglit-out ai
"(Goveroril BIlease and thil so-called
Iermpally ha;ve thrlown dtown the(
aiiitt foi r ih e O mpi gn111111: of 1 P18.
.iii a t ri .- his lfac
Iion to I Itiou. 2ly org I aIiz so ;.; t(o
colntl l tio ('.nh if l t w tin igs n xt .\pril
'i II to 1011 e t illdlil i ,:; Il'ie~ - -
ir_ this ic:, : in 1r I t i:, I :: "c
po o l11 t() h e i.- ai),Jarm utly ta.king
110 ie e:l and isi very little ceen
eerled over \\ha1.1y Ilajilltn ill pooli
lies nxi tumm r. Goverlior .\lanning
h1.is stited tlha l e will not be a ncn
didiate f at y rm. oill ad 11or i
man is entlirely n~oncomlmuienitive as
to his plans. Ini Ile imeantilie, it. is
practically certain tiat .\lr. ilease
will be a candidate for the United
States senate, alnd ia convention or
caucus of reformers will Pritactically
iominate a full ticket, as tihey did
in the .larch convention of 1890. We
tiink t hose opposed to Illease and
Bileaseism should recognize the fact
that tiere are two distinct factions
In this state and govern themselves
accordingly. We believe that the an
ti-Blease crowd should have county
conventions and send delegates to
Columlbia and nominate a full ticket
from United States senator to coro
ner to oppose IIlease and Bleascisn.
The convention ought to write a
strong, progressive platform and se
lect its strongest and best men to
represent the anti-Blease faction.
"The state needs two parties. The
present stato of political degeneracy
In South Carolina Is largly dlue to
the fact that It Is a one-party state.
If each faction nominated Its own
candidates and fought out the politi
cal issues in a Democratic primary,
we would practically have two .par
ties In the state Instead of one. If
a candidate were defeated as the
nominee of his party or faction, It
would not bring him the same hiumili
ation as it now does when he is
representing no one but himself and
responsible to no fact Ion or party for
the views expressed .and advocated
by him upon the stump, so The News
adlvoentes the plan 'proposed bly for
mer Governor Blease and hopes that
his opponents will accept the chat
lenge, meet in Columbia, nominate a
full ticket for all state and county
ofilees to opose Blease andl Blease
15sm. The state executive committee
and the convention wvhich meets in
Columhia should put every safeguard
around the election so far as to in
surie a free ballot and a fair count.
If a majority of the white voters of
South Carolina want Illease and
Bleaseism 't is the duty of the minom'
ity to sula~it to the wvill of the .iezsplo
andl n' if the majority is opposedi to
Blease and I'haseism, they ought to
scubmit without howling about fraud
and the purchase of votes."
The York News edItorial is exact'y
in line with the interview of ofrmer
Governor Blecase, published in Th~e
Charleston American upon which the
Newvs bases its suggestion.
Meeting Still Progressing.
The revival services being conduclt
ed at the First Methodist church un
der the leadership of 'Rev. Walt Hlol
co'mbe continue to attract large con
gregation twice a day. Ne announce
ment haii yet been mnade as to the dura
tion of the meeting.
l[ThOD Of NOMINATION
F Both Factions Nominate
ocratic Primar) From Uni
)own. York Paper Favors
C11i'ied out it would theiall in reality
Ilhat in ny i nl 1 iltances hetier meICn
cotild he obtained for ollice 1than ncl
he lunde'r thle pr~e--nlt systemll---anld it
wolih einrily' thle issils. V or instancev.
r. A is a suht ant ia1,l busiess or pro
oss"iloal m1111 and would makuhe an ex
e(llnt 1:Uluber of the p(e1(ral assem
bly, h.1t he will not file ls pledge and
go into a hurldle rave, becals %(e per
solally his do .:3ires do not run in the
Inl' of politils, ihltpli he would he
wing to -vwo .- oil in the hlouso
or nll itx ; - rea ly X. waitled his
,el4o ., md j., I w:i alled 11p1on as
i'm e'ii 44'*j hi. facit he woul d
be willing 14) 1: h : ham s of
WE <t 01)inl (rd(' to he of ulich 51
rrra i he ht uIl. [he Salle 11ilciple
w'vold a1 ply to 1!' fill in of1 state of
'U )(f I tl two f actI i-s should
mrt in conventioll each coul p
4'' rd i: -; V b t m:A Illo . who w'ol li
"o ilto Ithe primary as cand il;,
1.14' .110111 nf*ill'i 1110a 1. ill
3W B,,'n. ii'r:-oni;il ities would
ad w l by it'uet. 1w h r 1 n
1,.n'IW '.); Iuc ths v e 'iai s aolI(
hav hven miade against Mr. IIle
'Thif p m wo., ld also 1 i minauaet.
"Ialt is known as th1ie "lindsirable'
calldidate" without ;utilvient. follow
ing to .instify his making a rave, for
It is hardly probable, after the two
fa1(ions had iet in a proper consti
flled convention and nominated their
tickets, that any man wolId run al;
an Independent because it Is to he
presiumed that each faction would
fine 111 solidly heh ind Its own ticket.
Much time on the stump 'wou1ld also
be saved, because there would lbe
only two candidates for each office
and every one would have an 01)1)01 -
tunity properly to present his claims
to the people.
It may be possible, in order to car
ry out the suggestion( that. it would
lie advisable to amend tile present
rules of the party, as, under the con
striuction placed upon them by some11,
a ficket within the party nominated
by a convention would be barred.
The rules, however, could easily be
changed to ieet the situation, and
even if they were not, they would be
technically complied with, and two
straight tickets put into the fleld. It
would be far better, however, to make
the rules conform, and to give each
faction representation on the board
of managers of election at each pre
einct-two members each. ThIs would
prevent fraud andl charges of fraud,
andl the people would be satlsfled as
to the honesty of the electIon.
As a mlatter of fact, thle antl-reforml
party, at. Its famous "elIminatIon"
mleeting at thle Jecfferson hotel in the
camplIalkn of 19141, in response to the
dlemanld of the anti-reform press, -Put
nmost of Its gubernatorial candidates
out of-'the running. Tis was sImply
the conventIon Idea in a negatIve
form, and really resulted in the
electIon of Mr. Manning as governor.
The ruiles should be amended so as
to allow the Refornm party, the antI
Rleform party, the prohlbitlonists, an
tI-prohibltlonlsts or any other party
fto nlomlinate a ticket wilthin thle dhem
cratic primary, where the dlIffer
ence' could be threshed oult, andl then
a united front pult in the general elec
tIon, thus continuing to keel) out
the negro vote as a factor In politI
cal cioilt'ists hbetween whIte voters,
That the Reform party, at least, is
going to agree upon a straight tIck
et, there seems to he lIttle doubt,
The nmembers of the party are de
manrding It, and a convention wIll be
held to deter'min~e the course of the
Ieut. A. 0. Ilart has landed "some
where', either in France or Enigland,
accordIng to a cablegram receIved by
his mother, Mrs. C. M. Clarke, yester
day. On account of government cen
sorship restrictinsn, he was only able
to state that he had landed, no par
ticulars as to the pert or country be
IN STATE' LEISLA'TWlIE
Wine Meiiier's, Ineluding . Speaker
hloyt, Iline JIesigiled. Others Joinled
'Columbia, Sept 18.-Although the
text session of the general assembly
vill be composed of hold-over mem
iers many new faces will be seen
illong them as several vacancies must
)p filled before it (0nvenes in .lann
ry. Jalls A. Iloyt, speaker of the
10tosu has moved to Detroit. Mieh.
enator \\. R. Ilogers, Jr., of 'Spartan
meg lhas een idrafted; Senator J. K.
11 of G(;remnWood ha resigned;
oil j ilmbers cf l't house have re
'eived (ommillisiols in the o1(iers
'eSrI've Cor p.; while three represt nta
ives anid one seiator are nlow at Fort
)gleullorpe, seiking loiio ls in
11e secold ollivrs' ro eerelve corps.
Otileers of any other branlch of
he s rvvice than1 s!at Im ilitia are not
'iile to hold seat ill he Ie i..laiture,
t i hOieved. St( lion 21, \rticl Ill,
if tho zlale cdlil!'i~ntioni pro ides that
'Ito lwr on ::i Ii elii'H ( oII a eat
In 0.1, 0e rllV mbl ~i( while ho holds.
:ny wi ier or pos ition ot pr it or trust
11'n r thit tr , ' it'd t ; I'
\ rit-a. ol any (1f them" or under. ;Inw
i i xvept oll vr: in I th"
b ho -ho A
i ls' tt'.re (orpis.
:,nator 1!. ('. Ep s. iumwr Itar
I'. letsailague, ICharles in and 1.
I,. Smiithi. Gegetown, ale nw at lrori
Ogle lor e.
None of the ab~ove (xcept liepre
sentativye 1101ton hats tendered11( his res5
Ignath i so far as known and it will
lbe up to the house to deeide what am
tiol finally shall be taken looking to
tir' rini statement if t hey slou mid re
Iurn before the exirat Ilion of their
elv NI) FO l , . hI. l.dIdEN,
Forimeiru -oal Poa eknawn Carged with
Violation ofs the iPrhibllo Laws.
.aes I1. Aladden, of ou nville, a
former county irual 1xpoliceman, was
arrested Friday near a negro church
in Sullivan townsllip where a large
Jhurc r me eting was in irogress, and
lator released on bond for his appear
ance at the nexi term of court to
answer to three charges of trans
porting and selling whiskey and hav
ing in his possession more whiskey
than the law allows. The arrest was
made by Rural Policeman Abrams and
Deputy Sheriff Koon. Hond was fixed
In the sum of $1,000, half of which was
on the three charges and the other
half to guarantee the delivery of tile
car on demand in ease of is convie
tion1. The law in the case pirovides for
11he conlfiscation of tile car Onl convie
tioni in addition to tile judge's sentence.
According to informat Ion obtainable
about the ease, Mir. Mladden was en
gaged In transfer' work at. the negro
mfeetIng, hauling theCm to and from the
chunrchl and on pleasur1 ie trip~s. The Po
lie offieers were present to maintalin
nirder and had thir1 suspliins (1ireet
ed towvard him whlenl It became evident
thlat whiskey was being secured by
some of tile negroes from somel source.
lieI was followed by thle officers when
lhe deliarted on 0one trip wvith a load of
Passengers. At a short distance from
the churchl they came uiporn hImo withI
Is ear stopped)0( beside thle road. Ru
ral Policeman Abrams told 1111m thlat
thley hlad reason to believe that lie had
m(ore wvhIskey In is ear thlan the law
allowed and stated that they piroposed
to search thle Car. IHe raisedl no objec
tion and D~eputy Sheriff Koon (did tile
searching, finding a quart and a pInt
of whIskey underneath tile seat. Neith
er of the bottles was scaled, andI both
of them wvere full. The car and Its
owner were brought to Laturens where
ball was granted later In the (day.
Mr. WV. RI. Richecy, attorney for tile
alcused, statedl yesterday that hIs eli
ent clalimed to be suffering from an
allment that required a stimulant and
that the whiskey wvas being carried for
Mr. Idlward McCrady, Assistant
State Highwvay Engineer with offices Jn
Columbia, spent the Week-end in the
city with friendt.
LAURENS MEN Off
FOR CAMP JACKSON
Fifty-Three Men in Second
SAW THEM OFF
Fifty-Three Men. Constiluiing the See
ouild Co itntinat. from Lau1 ren s Coun.
Iy I'11N... thlie Draft. lai, Depart-ed
for Trining'a1t, Iam, .lackson Slit.
Surlauh-tiv by friend4 and lelativcs
lifty-thiwm mel constitilttog the see
ondi n in at Iron this collity un1der
hli, s i to draft law, eninihied at
tIe i:im: : - tlion Saturday morn
ii 41 for Couibia fromi whelie they
a I*:r: ol. ' a hP ii be
. T!'i ma1 lin nL .Lbiid 2 thIo
ii. 1( . v e e v eyr ive filal
it li i n from th loal OxemIptioll
rd v- ' x tenI (..(or tll i.> the
tat ionl by the mlenthersc. of the )oardl
h th 111e Nn weri Pi ill
J'. I I I i 1,1it .1. I ii
l .L . alen
011 the c I I
I t oi ; d- . an "d 1 wO
*" d h l . t h e L e rl I ; L - . ; i t h ei
ud e' r m like Li , '' call L;.
i tt clina'.ion to
The roll (u, hollor for the siconld in
stalltelit is as follows:
From Iairielns: James William Pow
er. Johni C. Pitts, Will Prinev, Juil \\.
C. 11%!, .1ohn Allii ltarksdale. Lau..
renis, Routeu 1: .\elvinl W. im sn
ILaulens, Rollte 3: Geeorge .\I arion t% Ver
den. ILaurlens, Route 4, Guy Moore.
iaurens. Route 5: Reverly Clydo
t ksdale. Laurens, Route 6: Eddie
Lee Pitts, William Marvin PIt ii, Le
land Floyd Armstrong.
'liIntol: . Irry W-infield VIe clier,
Gus Mason Younog, lilarle A. Davidson,
'ihomas ii. Tioipson, Vernon Miles
Mize, John Teel Ilogan, William lames
Boiter, F1. Roy Waddy. Walter Jethro
Fountain Inn: William Tinsley
Stewart. Richard Bailey, Ben .ones
Pearson, John Marvin Patton.
Lanford: Franlii Pierce Drum
Gray Court: Walter Dial Arlmstrong,
Albert Armstrong, 'Roy Calhoun Wal-.
Owings- Robert Enoch Hill, Robert
L. Peden John D. Switzer.
Cross Hill: John Thomas Wells,
Gary Coleman Spearman, Irvin Golden
fill, William It. Chandler.
livan, Williamn Lewis Knight.
Waterloo: .Johni Alnsel Poole, H-ienry
Mason B~aldlwin, .1ames Osear Maddeon.
Wire Shoals: Rufus Franklin Bag
wetll, Charles II umbdrt Sullivan, Starn
ley Stepp Reeks.
Princeton : George Evart Taylor.
Renno: Clyde I~ison Bobo, Pierce B3,
G'oldville : Mann ('0r1ey.
Ova: Robert Richard Traylor'.
Watts Mill: Sam W. 1l1ll.
Woodruff, R. F". [.: 'William R,
Wall, Thomas Ezeli Owens.
G U N (1LU11 NOTJES.
Only Tw''o Shoots Per Month. V'acationi
for Winter Months4. Dues Due.
At. a meeting of the gun club Thturs-.
day it. was decIded by the club to hold
shoots Onl the firist. and third Trhursday
in eachi month and to suslpend~ shoots
entirely from Dec. 1st to April 1st. It
was also deeldede~ to make annual duen
of $2.50 per member. Thlis is now duo
andl payable to the treasurer, Mr. D). lIL
Swygert, who requests that a chec5k -be
mailed him promptly.
A big shoot wvill 'he held on Thanks
giving Day, the main event of which'
wvill be a t'0-target~contest for a silver
cup. This contest is open to members
Mr. D. C. Mci.eiurin left on Monday
ror Florence where lhe will be conneet
ed with the Southern Express Co. for
a while. He expects to he transfirrecd
soon to Cnap Jaickson at Columbia