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RETURNS WIRE LINES
TO PRIVATE OWNElS
Postmaster General Issues Order to
Become Effeetive Immediately. Itates
for Service not to bo Changed.
Washington, June 5.-Telegraph and
telephone companies whose lines have
been controlled and operated by the
government since last August 1, were
ordered tonight to resume immediately
operations for their own account by
Postmaster General Burleson. The
pIostotllce department, however, under
terms of Mr. lurleson's ,order, retains
a measure of control of the services,
pending final legislative action by
Regulations prohibiting d1' criminia
tion against wire employees because
of union auliliatlons, maiilnlaining ex
Istinlg rates and clarges and lustruet
ii g om0panles to keep special ae
counts to ftacilit ate cost settlement
befweenu thIiemiselCves and the govern
mnii t arce retainled in effect 1i under Ihe
order is.suecd by the postmaster gen
. . I l ii esoln d ((0 111 the order
witi. a sta temn ciit gidvi ng file reasons
which impelleId him to take the action.
Ile assertcd that the president haviig
recomimend'led the i reunlir of tle pro
perties. t he senate int ertate commerce
conmiittee having liinted that fiml
Imiedilate returin was advisabile anId tile
house comilmittee having through hi ear
Always Ask for Genuine
"Bayer Tablets of Aspirin"
Only As Irin Tablets h the safety
"Bayer C oss" On in are genuine
"nlayer T blets < spirin," owned and
made by Ai' canis and proved safe
by mill ns people. tnknowi quan
itles f ' au(dlent Aspirin Tablets
W ere s61 ie ntly by a 1rooklyn deal
er whi proved to he composedl most
ly of 'aleum Powder.
"llayer T icts or Aspi rin" shouldl(
always he asked for. Then look for
the aafety "flayer Cross" on the pack
' anahbtillei. Accept notlh
~in else. Proler di reections and
dlosae v Iin rachI Ilayeir package.
Aspirin i the trade mark of ! ye
.\ laa:r of .\lioneeiacaidleer of
('a l ic c id.
LIFT CORNS OR
Doesn't hurt! Lift any corn or
callus off with fingers
D)on't. suffer! A tiny bottle of Frieezi
onei( ('ost5 but a few ents at aniy drug
s: org..A po!y a few'~ (drops on the
octils, cnl llets alld "hard skin'' omn hot.
103t of i(' I. thlea lift theul1 off.
\\'lle 11 . Io-iime rel OOven 'oriis fi'on
f.at. the 2dtn beniathi is left inik
amnd lith and ilever sore, tender or
SJOUN A. HOLLAND,
iTho Greenwood Piano Man.
The largest dealer In musical Instru.
mnet in Western South Carolina. Sells
pinnoS, self-player pianos, organs and
sowIng machines. Reference: Tho
Rlank of Greenwood, the oldest and
strongest Bank in Greenwood Cntn
Ings manifested a desire for action to
ward that end, he felt it his duty to
return operative control to the various
"The president having recommend
ed the return of the wire systems and
the control of the owning companies
nwith certain legislation designed to
stabilize their operation," Mr. Burle
son said, "and the senate committee
having taken action looking to their
immediate return and the house com
mittee in Its hearings on the proposed
legislation having indicated concur
rence lin the suggested immediate re
turn with or without legislation so
recommended, I feel it my duty to now
return actual control of operations to
"Some days ago I directed the neecs
sary orders to be prepared to accoi
;ilis th il and have today issued same.
These orders (o not affect (iliestions of
rates and ftinance with Whlih th(' con
gress may dtermine to deal. The rates
nlow iII force antd the inanc1ial rela
tions heteli the government and tle
comp anieis and(1i th ordr1 (if Oet ober 2,
1918, prohibitig discrimiilnatioln be
eause of union aililiation will con1tinui1e
unless (t(e congress lin its iisdoim may
deelde to clange them or tie 'tmr
gency' is terin ila ted by ile proclaina
tion of peace.
"lly the action taken. however, the
wire companies resiume actual control
of operations of their respective pro
perty an( are free to formulate and
put into effect their owi policies un
restricted by government coiit rol
which is to continue in any case but.
a few weeks and thus will be able to
prepare themvselves for a compete re
suilption of the management of their
property. It wil be necessary for
each company to so keep Its accounts
during the continuance of Lrovernment
control, that its books may be closed
on tle day government control ends in
order that a full and accurate state
ment may be promptly made when it
is enlled oi for same."
Strikes threatened by telephone and
telegraph employees' union had no
hearing on the department's action, of
T'UN N E L 'EXPLO)SION
i LLS EirliTv-UTi RE E
I isisters at WI'lkes-Hitarre Coal 11ine
.\Iso Seriously iinjires Fitty Others,
31anyi1 of Whioimi are Expected to hie.
Wilkes-Ihaire, 'a., Jlne 5.--'ighty
three men dead and .30 others burned
and iiaiiiled, maniiiy of whomi will (lit',
is tilt' toll of a disaster in the hIal
tintiore tullnnel of the lleawarqe & liuld
,4on Coal 'Comlimuly inl the eaIst enld
iecon of this city early iohlay. Seven
kegs of black powder, :oll poniids in
all, were detoiated and Ile dlead and
the maimed were literally roasted by
ih superhiieat'd gas lamnies following
The tragedy occurred hli li men
were oil their way to work tills miorni
Ing. Owing to their working places
being two miles from the mouth of
the tunnel, the men were making the
trip in a train of 1.1 mine cars drawii
by an elect.ic motor, (ie power be
lng carriedi in two cars in the umiddle
of the train.
The tratin had iuenetrated the tunniiiel
abipult 2001 yards *whlen AligI it oidd ie,
f1 e of the su rvives, stales thie over
heaid t rolliey w Iire sagged and toiuclhing
a stee'tl piowder keg forimedi a short. eir
(e(lit. in an inistanit, ther-e was a
show erz of sparks ai a terrlI ii blast.
A great shieet of (lames durawii by ithe
air urrlenit eniveluiped the hlleIss
Cr in lie ears 'with nio possible ilbance
Uike andp' liinei w e drawni~ iiar
a iinihe fi s th l ti n f th< li dc i aster-j
to tose nI th e i'Ikl - u surfae iwa the
anik f ns of (letheaar iinjoi oa
('jipny afts erIet unga loro ate
theidiad andee iajraor eir craid y
one on re mien ci~tai irt contact wby
lieoesienti :,dwIe, forin h ('die Rort!
talsen Accing r atot benina'
tWhesn 143 reoner aidrost nweredo the
tewar iuitod, ci(f thf ( l wtate
burtti re to iigii. tha the dtaecde
cn taifnd reuatins ghoveunng the
storaer-f uexploves injurgaiesa
hand woingr aceone butn a1( inotmbefr
FOR BRAVE MAIN
Heroic Performance of Sergeant Hall
lionemembered. Father to Vet Medal.
Charleston, June 1.-A congressional
medal of honor-the highest award of
any that an Amierlean soldier can win
-has been received at the Southeast
ern department hcadquarters to be
presented to the father of Sergt.
Thomas Lee Hall of Company G, One
Hundred and Eighiteenth Infantry. The
medal was alwarded posthumously, the
heroic South Carolinian having been
mlortally 'wounded in action. Ser
geant Hlall was from Fort Mill, S. C.,
at which place his father, William L.
IHall, resides. The medal will Ie pre
sented by tihe Comimandlinig otlicer of
th Souitheastern l department. Brig.
Gen. -Clarence 11. McNeIl is at present
commander of the delmrt ment, pend
tint, he Irrival of I'leuI'nanlit Gen.
ural tthll:i -1. As General MNeil, who
Coimaids the Soultih At l:mntic coast
artillery district, is to be succeeded
by B rig. C en. John a ). Ihtr nett, it is
not, known yet just who will present
the precious token that coiiimemo
rates ole of I he ilost heroic deeds rec
orded in tile i story or American
Few (list ingu ished deeds in the re
ceit war e(ualled the courageous ac
tion of Sergeant lIall, whose act of
heroism, according to lie olicial cita
fion, was (almly calculated. It was
not a feat performed on tile spur of
a moment, but a deliberate deed of
daring, (lone in the full consciousness
of the risk assumed. Sergeant Hall
was a member of the famous One
Ilundred and Eighteenth Regiment of
the Thirtieth Division, a regiment
which has won six of the 70 con
gressional medals of honor awarded
during the 'war. The following Is the
oilcial record of his act:
"For conspicuous gallantry and in
trepidity above and beyond the call of
duty in action with the enemy near
Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918.
Ilaving overcome two machine gun
nests under his skillfil leadership,
Sergeant 1Hall's platoon Ntas stopped
800 yards from its final objective by
machine gun rile of partl ular inten
sity. Odering his mcen to take cover
in a sunken road, lie advanced alone
oil the 1enmy 1m1achin0 gun post and
killed five members of the crew with
his ba3olet and thereby made pos.
sible the fulrIthr(i advaince of the linl(.
\iile attacking anolher macline gun11
ne-st laller inl the day #hv lahit l oii
dlir was mortally wouniled."
It i 1not known ias vet just whens
le medal vill he presented to tile
soldior's father, nor wiere It will he
prIsenllii-. General .MeNe il is now cor
respondiig with Mr. I1.al to arrange
these two mlatlers.
lorVo two years my stoinach trouble
was ver3i badi, lly doctor had to inl
Jeit m1orphine oi severli11 Occasions
vleil I wIs stI -ken with lese at.
lacks. Since tialkl i g - hotte of .\lay 's
\\'onderfl I l illt dy. I have been en
tirely w.eIl anilld n ser i'y inl the ar
tii ry, hiavinig b) n p niouiiel in) petr
feet hlthI by 've' metll physicians.''
Iis a siliple riiless priepar'at ion
ih it retnoves e cattarirhal miucuts
frtt the inles inal tra(t andi allays the
iitlannutatiton whicb causes pael ical
I t somtachi, liver and initest inal
m-ihtns. inlinlig appenicit is. One
dio:;e wvilI ('onvine or moneyii, relfu iied.
Th'ie lattirens lDrig ('o., andl I)rug
W1AI-:S i1i,00i1V SIIIlilT
0.5 1i1is1l Qt''I-STi'ON
( 'tihalant of the( New Yortk suprtoe
cour wa the I ' ues today ofi th
fitid. of 'Ir' li berii Ii ni i .i ok t
asave -~l Statri e, 'chifl oii( t f al
tli w018al !.:. ;\e'uliong piii ilecoi'i
iewasi i - i hl 4 .0S t)a ti Wit (I''she h;:,t
ig ies a. ada lray onrlO t~'itd meil ne
to aforei n p~er Ii of l N ie r. nayi
sie of' 10111 a rm.yl liid; navy asihe
\a whien b(i erc fou:-h so, mayon
amhr. .\ ft."hr ~mcr. eaoa
i\ inwn 14te2 ayset:
Co :nstaonI t renies promp latly tilutr
inhol be taken reualo 1.:w of2rnay;
tinducean hela ctn it Stimuats ande
".\egule, whirh Peantrd thae. war
per b ote.eg ttwl mrefo
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that just lavishes smokehappiness on
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to rem em bero lon e
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-that clever, practical pound crystal glass humidor with sponge
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