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V%.)LUMP. XXXIV. LAURENS9 SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARC" 19, 1919. INrn
SALING [OR HOME
Part of Division Already
.istchibes from Various Officers In
di-itte that Old Hickory Divsisoii Is
1b Last on Way Homne. Dispatch to
lnumbla Saysq 118th Infantry Sail
ed on the 15th.
. tat the 118th Infantry, Thirtieth
Divion, in twhich is the old Tr:
ham Guards, Capt. Arthur Lee, of this
city, 11 now cn i he way home is indl
cated In dispatches below. A telegram
wS also received in Cinton yester
day stating that. Sergt. William King.
a 'renber of Co. 1), was already on the
water and sailing for home. The
friends and relatives of the soldiers In
these commands are already making
preparations to give them a welcome
at Vamp Jrckson, In Columbia.
The (is-patche(s are as follows:
Washington, March 19.--The l18th
Infantry 1gpiment of the Thirtieth
Division, sailed from Stonalire.
FraT irI 1r Oil the transport
Mercury and Is due to land at New
port News Namh 26 or 27. The troops
of this regiment are from South Caro
linia anl(d will he demobilized at Camp
tGreeiville News, March 18.)
A cable gr'am received here last
niclht by .1. Newton Watkins from lill
m'.n-law, Major William D. Work
moan, a battalion commander of tihe
I 11sth Infanlltv. brInging tihe message
"SaIlIng $!xteentl for Charleston'"
takn here as indication tiat tils reg
I''-t is in all probability on Its why
ho 'ne and will debark at Charleston.
This news will till many hearts with
gla ness for tills eraqk regiment of
S.th Carollina fightling men, a par( of
-.to 30t11 Ivison, most of whom are
mi tihe Piedillont sectloll, Is com
!'"d of old 1aItional guard Compan ic'
fr rm clilea end Iowns of tie statr'. Av
v rilng to the coistruIct loll pit nIlon
hNI'jor WV: l:,l:' mesclae. the 118 h
t - fir 1 (r 'IldIle of next I -!.\
(aIbles were also rvolved il Anl
- derson yscAt rday from their huoblnde
by Nir . K. I. TCIlly, wif- of 'C'ol'ot
McCully, tile Commandilg oflleer of
te 118th, and Mrs. R. .1. Ramer, wife
of the captainl or the maiene gun
CoInIyI1 of the regiment, to tle effect
that they had sailed for Ameriea Felt
With1 this iiformilation at hand.
there cnn he little (oubt butl tilat
ihese local veterans of many battles
are at. last on their way home an(I
that, upon IheIr arrival lere. they
ill he( demi1lized at Cam p .Tneksc.
withlin a plretty short while.
That a large aind representative
b'ody of Greenville cltizens and( peo
1le (fromi over tile entire Piedmont
set ion will be atl Charleston to wel
come the returning hleroes Is cer
talin. As yet, no organized effort has
been made locally to send a delega
tion of repiresenltatives of thle pleople
of GreenvIlle -to thle port to greet the
miemb1lers of tils reghnienlt whiiich saw
service on tihe Mexican border. and in
4train,ing att Camnp Sevier aind then
were In the' thick of tihe fighting withl
thE, 30th I~ivision in Fiance. There Is
no' a man among them51 but1 has a1 host
of frh(o'ds and relatIves in thlis see
Ilon. and( it Is eixpected that imlmedialte
action will be taken to pirovide a pro
per and fitting welcome to the regi
Ilenlt u11on1 it s debarkatilon.
C'ompany A of tihe 118th is tile old
iButler Guard company, Greenville's
o'-n. In the fighting ,thiis coipany
lost several 1m1en and suffered many
ensualties, as dId eveiry organization
1)n the regIment. Tile other compan
1".3 of tihe 118th a re composed mainly
"f' men from tile following cities and1(
(Compalny "fl," Anderson.
(omipany "C", Peizer.
Company "D)", Laurens.
('ompany "Et." Ilion.
. (eopany "F." Spartanhu'rg.
Onpa ny "O," Fort. ,Mill.
- (Oompaiih "IT," Rlock Hill1.
(Company "I." Cheraw.
Comipanly "K," Anderson.
ompny "L." Hlartsvilie.
Given- Six Year Sentence for Killing
1). 1). Stodtlarl Near Owings.
W. It. Dlurdett, charged with the
iimurider of D. 1). Stoddard near Ow
ings in July, 1917, twas found guilty
,of manslaughter in general sessiolir
court here last week and Siat,urday
morning was given a sentence of six
years' imprisonment by Judge Prince.
Attorneyh for the condemned man
have filed a notice of appeal to the st
preme court for a new trial and 11lhe
ease may yet be heard again. This i.
a case that has attracted wide atten
tion in the county, Burdette having
shot the deceased in the presence of
the former's sister when the three
met together In a secluded spot neal*
Owings, Mrs. Doe Bolt, the defend
ant's sister, was not present at. thi
trial being kept at home on account
Wednesday morning the court took
uIp the case of the State vs Will Pin
son, charged with assault and battery
u1pon the person of Walter C. Davis.
This was one of t.wo indictments Iv
en out by the grand Jury for attacks on
Davis and In this case a verdict of
assault and battery of a high and jg
gravated nature was returned. T1 -
defenlant was given a sentence of
one year's imprisonment or a money
Three other murder cases were tried
(luring the week's twork. Preln Lloyd.
Henry Barksdale and Charlie Griflin,
three young negro boys, were tried
for the murder of an old negro, Abra
ham Alexander, in the upper part of
the county. Henry Barksdale and
Charlie Grifiln, Who made a partial
confession, were found guilty of niur
der and recommended to the mercy of
the court. They were represented by
C. Y. 'Brown' and P. D. hiuff, young
harristers of the court. who put uphu
an able defense but. could do no iore
than save them from the electric chair.
Prelo Loyd, who claimed an alibl, was
represented boy W. R. Richey, Sr., re
ceived a similar verdict frolt the court.
All three were- sentenced to life im
irisonment, but the attorney for Preof
Loyd has fIled an appeal -for..,a new
trial. These negroes, it will be remenim
hered, 'were charged with murdering
ithe old man while at work in his corn;
field with a motive of robbery.
John Henry Williams, charged with
the imurder -of Sam Burton oni Mr. C
1). Nance's place near Cross 11111, will
,have another chance for his life. The
jury were unable to agree on a verdict.
Williaims, who it w%,ill be remembered,
killed Burton with an axe whiie the
two were at work cutting (own trees,
enteredi a plea of self dtfense.
Rhihert Brooks, who was brought
back to this county about a month
ago after having eluded arrest for
aboit ten years, -was tried for the niur
der of a negro woman near Mount
ville. Many witnesses of the killing
could not he found. The state iwas un
able to make out a case of mnurder and
he was acqumitt ed of that char'ge but
convicted of earirying concealed wea
IHenry Fer'guisen, chuarged with as
snuit .andl hat tery upon the peirsonu of
Mir. William C. Byrd, a young fnrmcr
of the Tylersville sect ion, was ac
acqittted. Thet evidlence in the ease
teinded to showv that a dliffleulty ariose'
betwi~een Mr. Byrd and his father, Mir.
W. D). Byrd on thle one hand and the
negro andI ihis wife oii the ot her, in
wvhieh the youniger -Mr. Byrd was
severely cut in a mysterious man
ner and( F'erguson wvas shot by the
young man. The affair' occurred in
the negro's house.
Although the court's (locket was not
cleared, most of the longer cases were
dlisposed of andl it is thought that the
eiid of the next term will find the
diockett ini goodl condition,
At Oakvlie School.
Capt W. R. Richey will d(lver an
add~ress at Oakvilleo schoolhouse F'ri
day eveninag, March 21st. lie wvill tell
of his experiences in the 'war, The
pubiic is cordially invited to attend.
This is solely for instruction. No) fee.
C'ompan'y ".M," Camdlen.
F~romn the wording of Major Woik
imaii's cablegram, it is gathered that
the regiment sailed on the liith,
whIch Was Siunday. Should only
seven or eight days be required to
make the voyage, the transports
heairing these troops iWould arrive at
Charleston on Sunday or Monday of
CLEARING THE HARBOR OF OSTEND
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Divers at wvork clearinig IIp the remains of a1 snketlj drderbock shl
that thle British used lin blocking up Osteiad hartibor during the wvar so that
the U-boats could not got ouit.
GEN. PERSHING SAYS ASK NEW YORKERS
FARIEWELL TO 42ND. To sEE TIIvrn:TrTI
Wishes Good Luck to lloys of %ain- Gov. Cooper to Invite (ov. Smith and
bowy Division ii Slleeh at Cioblen. Mayor in-1.1 to (Come to Coluniblia,
(obl(nz, March 10.-Gen. Pershing - Spartanburrg, March 12.---When
said good-bye to the boys of the lir- Governor Hohert A. Cooper, of South
ty-second Division today. In a fare- Carolina goes to New York to witness
well address to the troops of the the parade of the twenty-seventh di
Rainbow Division, wiho are preparihg vision on the twenty-fifth of tils
to sta't fol home the first weelt Ini month lie will personally extend in
April, the American commander in vitationis to Governor Smith,' of that
chief wished them -all good luck in State, Mayor Hyland, of New York
the peaceful occupation into which City and Major General John P
they will go on the other side of the O'tyan, commander or tho, <n1vision, r(2
Atlantic. visit Souli Carolina nwhen the thfrl i t
The inspection and review of the division parades In 'Columbia.
division took place in a great field Governor Cooper will go to New
near Temagenon, on the west bank - Yorkc as the guest of the Spartanhur.
the .Rhine. -General Pershing spoke 'Chamber of Commerce and tie huar
to more thmi 20,000 men after the of delegation from that body invit.ed
Raioi ho D Ji'sion passed the review- to le presentf. t the parade of the
ing stland iaSSed formation. From It I wen I -sovetith diviion. i i
tile heights'7across the river hundreds New York Governor Cooier' will hav
or German, civilians assembled and imairters at the iarvard ('Ili!. Colonel
wat(led tihle review through feld Wade lIi anlton llae, a mibilr of
glasse.s. Geon. Pershling spoke from General Pershinlg's staff whie iiH
,the rear end of a wagonl 'wilt lie sol. France has beei assigned, as Governot
i ers gathered about him. Coo per's aide. The Spa ran li mrg part v
l.efole ht is address, tile coim r will leave here Sunday a fternioan
in Chief presen ted one congreas ional I Marheli 23rd.
' ndal of honor, two distinguiished
service mned.als and -t) distingimished I .11'. IE IIt'll
service crosses to oficers and men DIES IN FRANCE,
of the divisloit. The medal of honor
ivas pinned by Gen. Pershing on soii of Rev. W. It. Ie'lirt 111141 Utti.
Corporal Sidney Manning, of file 167th ersity Ltw StideM. Victim (i
infanrIy foi' leading his platoon during Piteumitoil.
an attack on the Ourrq after its com- The (eat h at Taigues, Fiiice, front
matiders had fallen. Despite woumb -1 iellmonIa, of Lieut. 'ioia.4 (at]isli
lie had suffered, Manning led the men Ilerbeit, son of Rev. W. I. II rbort
forward and gained and held an im-- of (olumbia. managom of the Aletho
portant position in the fact f t...ii (list Men's Chrlirb 'was reeivedlfin (
flc enemy03 firec. All bu11t soeI in unlmlteam- 'a ngtI adc
hers of the platoon were khtled or a okt i ayfl'istee
woundedl. Manning himself wvasli(ielo era'328Iatthag
woumndied nine times in this attack,.r 6
Mlanning was a far'mer' boy near t Ilmbm' maltae roith
iBrewton, Ala., bofore the .war. is ~'iigcnpa otOltmre
The (list ingu ished ser'vice medalsTi asal'potelothsiki
went to llig. (Gen. Douglas McArithu rsIleteii. ir((' wksh
and Col. William Hughesi. hr.njug doct fa eea
Sunday mornIng (len. Pershing in-(Otit atjl
SPected thle troops or the Third Corps ln.Irbigaliatlfom\'
near Vallendar.fodClig'I11.a letrdIh
After thle r'eview of thle fort y se'oti nd iy st vil~,. lelce
divisIon, Geni. Per'shing went 1)3 auto-onyneeaofratlinwhnh
mobile to Coblenz, wrhere he hac. di -n- eieltea 11' lfreleigmd
ner with Major' General IUl(kn-,iiajdgadoteIiu. lrei.vz'
'iiamanded of the army of ,occupa-('netdiIt otoIrasotst
tlon. In several villages along the vc.iewn oIac n.aar
way Glerman civilIans greeted him o 98
with shouts of "THoch Pershing." The
c'omimandler's vIsIt to the area of on- (at 'nfr rmtd
('tpation1 was aidvertisedI by3 the Ger'- Thnesa bnree'clfm
manns in theIr newspaper and ot hei' ran- htfr xCai.JseCa
ise. -o~,cmadn acmayi h
Coblenz, Monday, March 17. -IIlead..
qnuartei's for' thie Tird'c ar-my recceiv'' eed hmooclad11Wi ao i
wvord today of a change in plans forfr(Isaoeroefte at'ti
sendIng homne the 42nd ilvision whiich
wvill sail from Nazaire Instead of An t-- yby h ae o lsiito
werp. 'rThe chanige was mnade, it was
said, because of dangem' from miniesth011Ple o ansi'ini.ws
off Hollani, and lack of embarkation thehoteTl'tetiivso.
facilities at Antwerp. The divislinmomeTx im ir'
will entrain for IFrance duing the lrat M.F .Molcd fteitra
week in A pril.remne eaiIetwilbatti
Miss Car'oline Fleming, who is at-sathoevh tiouh lcie o
tendling Chicora college this year-, has ohrcue eental omk
beeni sipeninlg a fow days in the city tei noetxrtrsb h 5h
with her moethier', Mrs. J1. 0. 0. Flem- owilhgadtgvenstaeet
ng. thosLEUT wHEwilERT o hm
liepresentative .eI er, of South Ca1ro
lina Sas "I Will Support. No M111n1
Who1 WIl a a 811 'i onscript. is
synonlmous Milh ('onviet."
\Vashington, .\larch 16.-illepresen
tativo L.ever, of South Carolina, In a
tteilent lade iblic tonight trIougih
ithe delocratie Ic'reotranization Com)I it
tee, announced his opposition to tihe
selection of Pham p Clark as demo
cratic leader tin the next house.
"I will support 110 mall who will say
that i coeiseript. is synnyilmliours 'witl
a convict," declared Mr. Lever's state
It is of the utmost importance," he
coniitiued, "to the future Isuccess of
the democratic party that Ihe mi nority
leadership Iin the i next congress shall
ie strong. o'res;ive and in the full.
est sympatiy, not an enforced sym
patly, With the plans and purposes of
the pri'~idlnt of the I United States,
who for six years has been the elect
ed spol(esinan and leader of his party."
Public sentiment, as well as that. of
returning sol(Ivls, favors a I'ague of
nations, said M. . I .ever, adding that
"no man aen he 's'lected to lead the
denoer'Its in Il'' next holise who does
not in the ful 1 Ill es'ure holieve in t hi
"The leadersh in of the illIlority In
tie next onlgress," Representative
.ever said. "sh-'Ild have no axc.s to
"rind and no personal allbitions to
se rv'. It sIould 11' sn!vlh a leadelrslip
:1 ' :11 fr lv nd " without h .-Nilatioln
confer with the actlal leadel' of the
party oil Itntlors of 11t0ional and parly
policies. Without -slic harmonious
relationghip the situation for 1920 is
illpossible; wih it., tile fuitit or ut
party co ld n1)1 - ot, ne more hopti fi
it Is my tit-tll heli1f tiat the over
with loig l:Jo"ity or fil e 1)001 or
don0t il his Wonderful ilght. to min i.
Ilize to tile very limit (he possibility
of nars in tile future.
"The million. lhrvee hundlluired thous
ond soldiers wito have golle thro1u1 h
tile brutal ituirler of this war, return
[fig to this cou1itry are as Minin to
give sum),irt to the iiea of a I('a gtie .)f
nations as" it Is certaini that the sunl
will rise ton, rrow morning, anmd n
lman ennl he !selected to lemd fllo, de-m.
e1lt ., I Tlet 1. 0 '1t - \ : I Vot (It'ai ]t
11 fu II ll wa m Z 1a re holi evo in 111h doe
t rill . T~o select a1 mIIm for- leader wvh o
dloes l101. belilev ;1n it would h .:Ilicillo,
and it is Illy h1ief that vien1i th
demicrlats of the vountlry realize wiml
tie real sittilon is. thi'y vill diemand,
in termlls vhich annuot he llisulde'r
stood, such a i-1tillriship as will give
thl president and his policies tile full
"Democrats 'annot allow prsonal
reliationshlip or "ympathly to stan 1(1Inl
(te wvay of party Success, and they are
not going to do it. Personally, T will
supptf)ort no Illan who will say that a
(onsIipt is synonymvou wit a (on
ON ('110P itEITTl'1'ON
Sitned hy th e larmerIs.
'(hairman W.li b)''. IGUray, of tile ('oltton
Stustees hiavi' set'i in pledges wh11icht
have agtrlid t en'i tile "ott Ill aereC
age tils y'ou. The~ f~.amers agtree to
r'eduice all tile way' fr'om 11 lie)' Cent
i'ressiotn 'rea ted is thlat 1mo0t of the0
'Pie meiteting wich l was~~I to hlave been)
ceive tile iiled(ges was1l postponled on
aiccoutnt of lthe simalli att'nda nce and
v'ill iie held( next Sat urday a'It 12
o'clock. At lila t t1im1 it is hlopled tha1t1
overI tihe county.
Mir. and1( Mi's.'l. C. fRoss, of Port land,
Me., arrivedi in tile city last week to
5ipend Ii teir hone(ynmoon withI Mr. and
AtfIrs. Lawr''(ee 0. Roff', .Mrs. Rloss ihe
inlg a sist('r of Mr1. ltoff. NMrt. atid Mriis.
iRoss werel mlarriiedl inl Port)land on
March 10thl andi caime Immtediately to
Laur'ens, this he in g 1he1r fi rst visit ill
thre Sotth. Mr t. RosH hits buit r'eeni ty3
recei vedl h1is hlonorabi le( dichar ge fr'omi
tile ar'my, hlavin~g beel) in F''rnce for'
torn mlonlths. Thley eixpect to remairn a
fow (lays yet before returning to
Insistence on Equality in
Senators State Elther Ameriea r Ja
'an will Iot Go Into tie League.
President. W1soni has 0given Other
Assurance. Viruially Demands
E."(uali1ty InI Immhiirat ion.
Wasliligtol, March 15.-The speech
of Visrount Tshii, Japa nese ambacsm
dor, Virtually demn(anding eqiality inl
immigration) for .apanese as lite prive
of Japan's adherence to the league of
natins, caused a iprofound atir i
Senlat ors well1I nequnainted with the
"Japanese problem" .4 related to this
(ounIt ry declared without ieatinfion
that JapalIese I nsitf.en(.e oil thkit point
riteans vither that J:'pai or t-he United
Stat ('s will n lot go0 inl .t the leurw.
There Is no doubt, enato-rw said,
that the Strolgest pressure -will le
n'huw to l'or to u : l Japan IrealIzo
- te:'d e'd-::.gra the wholei
league plan. Not only the United
States, they pointed out, butt the lrit
Hih emp ire, through Australia and
t ina wolid he greatly imentacod by
Ith letoig down of #the Or-iental ex
Amierican lan sena-i f ors dfecla re,
nver Will subiit to ltlting Orientals
indiscrilinat ely. That. is -too great
and too p)e'sollnal a sacrillee, and any
league of nations plan Involving ot
even ma kit ng sueli a thing po.-sible
Would, in the opuinion of these sena
tors be summarily reiected by Amer
The Japame altitute, however, is
bit What many here have expected.
Pwenators oposngte e uhave
from the beginning insited that the
immigration iuestion, with tie Japan
ese agitatIig It, woul d prove to lbe an
international and not a domesUtiC mat
Senartor lii Owtecek anI President.
Willsoni hta e pssur thtt tle senate antd
th cotuntry that Ithis would not be the
"'Evie s," raid Senator Poinde\.
fer. (ahin commenting on lihis
asutran, from :!dmiistration lead
ers. "Ite Japanesb autltorit ies take a
different view and very sensibly dje
eline to becoie a member of the
league unless there Is an express pro
Iihitlion of nat ionlm1 or racial dise:.i -
ination in immigration.
''The statement of Viscount, Ishil
shows that tile intelligen t Japa neso
people are not willing to transfer
from the Japallese people and give to
a leagtre (lollita-ted by foreigners, tle
deision and control of their most
vital in t.erest s. Thliis is a most in tel -
ligent. and statesmanlike attitude to
ass) ume. It alsro in d ienfes an appr'e
('int ion (of thie eon seqnen cs of the
lpropose~d consiiti tin) for a 'world gov
ernment, not withlstandling the inter
pret ation llared upon its plain lan
guage by some of its atiutors.
"Aiin .an hat)ba ''xpressly dIe
ela red she will not. rat fy t he( leagute
unless an anti- raee diseriminiat Ion
elause is embodiedl In its 'onsti tut ion,
it is obvtilus t hatI no such const i iu
ton enn be ag reed up on, and not he
in g agreed utpon by lbhe Uni)1ted Sitat es
antd Japajn, tanntot lit given effectt.''
Sentator King (Dlemn.) of Utah de
dlared t hat "if JapanI inisist s uport
racial etliality in immigratIon, it situ
ply means that either lapan or- the
l'inited'( Smtts will not. be signat ory to
te league eomipaet.
"'It) my', opinion, Amneriean labort will
ne(ver submit to the indiseriminaite adt
in Ission of Oriental s--IIIntdoos, (ii
mttse and JTapanlese. .lnan I cannoitt be
bltamietd for ilns it'ee heeaiise thlin
(lutest Ion closely toutees her honor.
The wvhol e sItuain ollearly Ceem pli
fles the iirgentt necess;it y for mak inug
peace Iimediat ely and t leavin~g for
Ia ter d eterinaton th(1)1le qluest Ion of
forming somie inter'na tionalI league to
avort war. 'fThIs need not nocessa i 1y
lhe a league of' nations as we have
ComeC to understand 'the telrm. Bit
t here shoiuhI he prov'i-'ted an intIerna
ional tribunatrl of arb-itrlament to de-.
rlde internaltional dispttes."'
Senator KIng today announced that
nnless the league eonstittiton is
(Continued on Pa0 rEight.)