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VOLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1-919.0UBE
LL S. TROOPS
GO, INO MEIO
In Close Pursuit of Bandit
United States Troops (o in1 1ursutit
of 3iexlena Mlindits Who lild Amer,
leani Aviators for leniisoma. 'I'roops
Supported by CoiniIIIIIention Line.
.larfa, Texas, Aug. 19.--American
troops of the eighti cavalry, with avia
tors flying hombing planes acting as
scoltit ahead of the coluliln swept
across the Mexicanl border early t6day
as a punitive exiedition in purstilt of
the hanidit hanId undue' Jesu nts hRteria.
who held ihe .\mericano army aviators
Peterson an! li, prisoners in Mexi
co, it was annotinced at mlitary head
(uareters here today.
The troops are sm:itorted by an ade
quate comtmient ion line, pack'iraihis
carrying the field. wireless for Ise
when ott of touch with the aviators
who are scouting the enlirt Ojinaga
district for the bandits.
Col. Langhorne sent a mIiessage to
Gen. Antonio P1runeda, Commander of
the Ojinaga forces. through the le
* ian constil at. Presidlo, notifying
Piruneda of the punitive expedition so
tle Mexican general would notify his
troops ii the field to prevent a possi
ble clash between Carranza troops and
Wash'ington, Aug. 19.-Cov. lobby
in ordering the Texas National Guard
ready to respond to any emergency
call for border service. was acting
upon his own initiative. it was said to
lay at the war department. Oillcials,
however, said that for sonie wevky the
department hiad bool inden varing to
r have the reorrganized national guard
of Texas brought up to the prne-war
Aflators Ite scued.
Alarfa, Tex., Aug. i9.-iett. H. 0,
Peterson and Lieiut. -Paul Ii. Davis,
oriators of the United States army,
-held captive for more than a week by
Alexican bandits who demanded a ran
s0111 of $15,(00 were rescue& early
this morning by Capt. latiack, Of tle
Eighth cavalry, and are safe In Aneri
Capt. Alatiack brought back with
him one-half of the ransom money.
He said after Peterson hiad been rIe
leased -Davis was brought forward by
the bandits and the two mounted Mat
lack's horse. Tle bandits demanded
the remainder of the ransom money
and Captain Matlack and Davis an
swejed by riding rapildly away.
CivIA Service Exlainmationi icopened
To Discharged Yanks.
Under an opinion of the Attorney
General recently rendleredi to the Civil
Service Commission, United Staten
soldiers, sailors, andl marines who
missed opiportunity to enter civil ner
Vice examinations because of their
military or naval nervice may now be
given a chiance to qutalify for govern
The 'Civil Service Commissioni, wvishi
inlg to give diischarged service men ev
e ry oppiortuitty to (lualify for eivil
i)ositions, asked the Attorney .General
for an opinion an 1(o whether it would
be legal to open, for th' beneit ot
andI marines, exa mlinations wvh ht had
been cloned. Th'le Attortiey GeneralI
having expressed the opinion Ithat
such action is legal in view of thte
spirit of a recent act of Congress
wYhled)h rovidies for itreferenlce in a p
poitnment to (eivil p)31 ostin for dits
charged soldiersm, nairs and muarinies,
the Civil Service C'ommtiss ion wvill op
eni only Ito honora bly ~ldiarged serI
yie meni examitina tiotis which were'
pendhing oni April 6, 1917, the date (It
Ameriea's leci~rtIIo o11(f wart,'o
which werein sitbsequlently anntouniedl,
and for wvh ih regist ers of eliigleils
Sixty days fromu August 1, 1919,
will lhe allowed soldiers, sailors, and
mairines ini whlich to lbe exatmined for
piositions1 for wichio exatmina I ions
have already bieen held if they avere
discharged tromt the military or naval
service pirtor to August 1, and1( sixty
days frotm tihe dlate of their discharge
iiillie allowed those dlischargedl sub
f1e(uentt to Autgist 1, 1919.
MASS MEETING OF FARMERS
Senator Smith and Hon. J. S. Wannamaker to Ad
dress Farmers in Behalf of Cotton Association
F'en. E-. D. Smith andi Ion. J. S. pmses
Wvaaker, liresidellt of the South IOM Ilectl1i I(llpa1gii is launched
Carolina olton Associalion, will ad- III last part (it I ouon *
r Ini lis letter. adlvisinig Mr. W. 11.
dress a Ilass mieeting of farmers anld G r (I time poosed Mr. A.
businmess mei at the Col It house lIlaui, ile State ogan:in, Said
Thursday moning at 11 o'clock in the Ithat the women as well as tile men
interest of thie South Carolina Cot tol MIoIutd bv ilutereslcill these nuectings
Association. This will be one of a as tir wel arc is largely at Stake So
series of 'metings belig hlvid in every ic Itu that a iarac mitih or t1 cu
Countly oif the state, to explan1 theC p-11-wonl he p sso t
SEiL, W E ll MONDAY
Over $60,000.00 lilized at Land Sale
IMeld 3londay 31ering. Two Tracts
Hriig $119.011 per Acre.
The Col. 11. Y. Simpson place about
two ifiles from town on the Princeton
road brought froitiV72.00 to $1 19.00
per acre at the land sale of the Lau
rens Trust. Company held Monday
All the tracts except one
biought in excess of $100.00 per acre,
two of them bringing $1-19.00 per acre
and the whole farm bringing $61,
645.10. All of the land was bought by
farmers and men interested In farm
Ing, only one tract being bought by a
resident of Laurens. The sale was
well attended and bidding was spirit
The following is a list of the tracts
and the 'purchasers of each.
Lot No. 1-14 acres, bought. by It.
ME. Langston for $101 per acre, total
Lot No. 2-27.9 acres, bought by It.
Y,. Langston for $119 per acre, total
Lot No. 3-2-.19 acres, bought by it.
E. langston for $1.19 per acre, total
Lot No. .1--ill acres, bought by It.
.1. iolt for $110 per acre, total price
Lot No. 5-91.5 acres, bought by J.
Q. Brown for $101 per acre, total
'Lot No. 9--86 acres, bought by .J. Q.
Brown for $72 per acre, total price
Lot No. 6-75.2 acres, bought by G.
-1. LUIt for $12.5 .1er aere, total price
Lot No. 7-47.3 acres. bought by G.
H-. Bolt for $118 per atre, total price
$9 ,960.4t 0.
Lot -No. 8-23.3 acres, bought by T.
.lac Roper for $100 per aere, total
PIIIlE FOlt TEACHEIS.
Home Service lepartment, Offers a
Prize for Work In Campaign .lgaluist
The Home Fervice D epartiment of
the Laurens Ited Cross chapte' has
offered a prize of $25 to be given tp
the teacher !n the counly who sends
in a report from an adult school with
the name of every person in the dis
trict signed by the person 'himlself or
herself. Proivded more thana one
teacher sends in such a report the
'money will be diviled between tlie
teachers sending In fuill report1s. lin
case no school sends in a 'u ill report
the money will he given to Ile teach
er sending 'n highest per cent age of
signers. This price Is In adklition to)
(lie prizes 6ffered to tlie teachers lin
the state teaching the greatest nuuimber
It Is very lrobalile that Ihe time for
these school's wIll be extended a noth
er week. Schools c'an now he orgain
iz.(l and 'omiliplete the 12 sessions. LIet
every person feel r esponsible for the
teachingliU of one person to write his
name at least. I 'nless we do t his thle
staini of ill li'racy will not lhe wiped
(oit for somu, years. Can we afford to
allow our state' andu county to k~eepj
their irecordus oif illiteracy?
.\1188 3lINNIIN WATgLCJ'.
C'ouinty Organ lier.
Prayer M1eetin g TIonk i .
I'rayer meetinig services will lie liehd
at the Flirst Preshiyteriana clhuirch at
thie usual hionur tonuighit . The servi cs
wi'll lie conducted by Rtev. J1. L. 1trowu'n
lee, w ho is visi t Iiig .\ '. andl 31irs. A. ('.
First Cotton It0o1.
Alason Poole, son of Mir. W. .\. P'oole
who lives four mItes north of ('tin
tin, brought in the fIrst open cot ton
hoan of the senn las wme
JUItY GIVES 1o1l)
SU'31 OF SIX C'EN'US
Chicgo Tribune Loses Hig llamage
Suilt. Word Alnlarchist I'sed.
.\Mllilnt Ch.entens.. .\ich., Aug. 1.
julry tonilght awarded lilnty Ford t6
celts (amtiage's agailnst. The Cicago
Tribiuino for calling h i 1t an aliarlchi
Orvy llulett, foreman of tihle Jury,
Said that they took "ifne ballots that
I cln reemeiibel'" the first one, ac
cording to Leonard leasel, anot her
juror, staning eigh to four in favor
of a warding Mr. Ford some damages.
Attorney A!fred .1. Murphy for .\Ir.
"The important issue in this case
has been determined favorably to the
es would be a defeat for his client."
."Money damages. were entirely sIlb
ordinate and were not sought. by Mtr.
Ford. lie stands not only vindleated,
but this attlude as an American
citizen has been justifled after a trial
which raised every Issue against him
which ingenuity and research could
present. Ills friends are entirely sat
Weymouth Kirkland of counsel for
the Tribune, said:
"We consider it a victory for the
reason that Attorney Alfred Lucking,
in closing for Mr. Ford, stated that
anything less than substantial damag
cS would be a defeat for his client.."
The jury was out ten hours.
It was on June 23, 1916, after Mexi
.can bandits had raised Columbus, N.
M., and military preparedness was a
burning issue, not only because of the
Mexican menace but because of the
conflagration in M'irope, that The
Chicago Tribune printed its fatmous
editorial headed "Ford Is an Anarch
l'dltorial writers of the Tribune
testilled that they had followed Mr.
Ford's pacifistic propaganda, but had
not recognized it as a real danger to
the country until a news item was
received from D etroit that .l r. Ford
was trying to discourage the recruit
lig of the guard which had been or
dered to tle Rio (ranide. The item,
authetiticity of which was deniled by
Ford witnesses, stated that. the Ford
Company would not pay the salaries
of emttployees who went to the border,
hold thelr places fot' them nlotr (aire
for their depelidents.
It was then that tit' ed(itoial was
writtent. I called Mr. Ford ai "ign0or
ant idealist" and remarked that his
views oi disarmament unight he dif
ferit if his factories Were oi Ile iii
ranie iisteai of tihl' peaefu'iii en
k otiunsel for tile ma nu factiri at
first fIled stilt in tie( federal ot at
Chicago, but later witltdrw it alnd in
slitited proceediigs itn the tt1 coulirt
al. 1)(1troit. llere the Tr'libunel applied
fo' a elatnge of vei l l .114 udge
James G. ''lcker of the circuit voiutl
of lacomub Coutify al Nit. Cletmiens, Wa.
agreed uponl to hevar thle case. selt-hc
tion of a jury began May 12. i't con
sist ed of elevetn farmers and onle roul
A featurte of thle (cs wai' thle pro
duectiotn by the defendanlti i o ore thtan
t'i testify to raids, muriid'rs amn olher
acts whichl, to the mind ofC Thi Tribne
4'ounsel, e'stalished(i tie fact that
there was a~SI 'onit~lion of taarchy alonig
('ounisel Cor' thle diefendanlt ari!uedl
thait governmiieiit exi1sts on(lly so fari as5
it cin eniforce its~ de(creies andi pi itect
the lIves and( properlyi't of its cit iziens,
that wuithiout force thiere enn lie no~
noi government o there is a tnarchly.
that int opping~ii the rtei'rutiting of sol1
dhi(rs, Sir t. Ford oiipiosed( governmItet
itself and, by lie samte t oketn, sought
to1 ('Stab~lih aniarehiy
TO MARKET COTTON
G. I. oltI-leced 'rsident. Cell. 31.
Wright Mlakes Valunble Tailk on
'arimlers of tie Coity iiet inl the
Cou rt iouse .\loldav ll)rning and
formed le Ihilauris Coltity .\larkeling
Association Ii object of which is to
Coolerath with the cotton grader so
cured for this city and to further t(" Ihe
caltse of 1:1v farme111 rs inl tis vicinlity.
Mir. Geo. .l. Wright. president of tile
Watts .\Mills and Ilannia .lanufacturing
Company wIl s present. aid gave a val
ilable talk otn the Vailue of improving
the(. grades of cotton* grown here anld
Ohe benifits of ari'eli gilnning anld
storling of cotton after it is harvested.
County Agent Moore also riade a short
address explaining tie work to be
done by the 'otton grader.
The followilg oli(ri of th1e asso
eiation wvere elected for tle comling
year: Pres., G. Ii. 11l ;t: Vice Presi
dent, Mir. Workman, of Clinton; See
retary and Tieasurer, County Agent
M. D. loore; Directors: W. L. Gray,
.J. J. Dendy, W. 13. Knight. 11. W. li0
lamis, I,". L. Coats, L. G. Balle and T.
Mr. Moe. - reported that. funds to
seeure the grent had beei raised and
that Sen. 'Dial had informed himl) by
letter tht the grader for this city
was practically assured.
DIR. IVIfLIM. TI 3MAS BItkL.mIN])
Father of Mrs. ,John A. JHieks, Died
Hero Wednesday 31orining. Interl
ment at Allendale.
Dr. William Thomas Breeland died
at 6:30 o'clock W~edllesd(ay mnorning, at
the residence of his daughter, Mrs.
John A. Hicks here.
Dr. I)reeland wa" born December 16,
1831 In Colicton county, and married
Lydia Susan Smart, *ocember 18,
1861. Ile was a graduaf f Charles
ton Medical gollege and pr-cticed imed
Icine for 62 years in Ilarnwell and
liampton counties.- Ile ser*Vc 'n tile
War between the States as a surgeon,
and waU a 1te long member of the
Methodist church, his membership be
ing at Allendale, tile place of his late
About four years ago, D'r. Breeland
accidentally fell, breaking his hiip, and
was confined to his bed from that
tille unfil his death. He was a very
patient sufferer, but being 88 yealrs of
age lie was never able to recover.
lie is survived by two children, Mrs.
.John ,A. Hicks, of Laurens, and Dr.
W. ]I. Breeland, a practicing phys
ician, at Allendale.
Interllent took place at Alleidale,
the funeral services being held at the
methodist church, it o'clock, Friday
First ('ot matndifery Meeting.
The first meeting of the IAttirens
Commandery has been called for lon
(lay light at 8:30 o'clock when appli
Cations will be received for member
shi1p. The dispensation for the new
ioodge has bleen received andl those de
shiing to take the Shine~l in Gr'eenv)ille
in Oct ober should have theirt apiplica~
t ions filed betor'e Monday n1Iih as~ tis
will lik('ly be thle l&st chance before
thle Grteenvillte meet ing.
. llamai utrinig E i4ectric'l Stormil.
dtoing~ consh5i4rabiile4 dlamaige to propert''y
an 11 ropii S, 01 I oniin g towartd Ibnoree
(iredl, who11 lives ont thle I aldinI place,
suifferiid the loss of a valuab'le mulile biy
l eihting anid se'veral tr'ees and1 htouc
(es were ( dam(iiagedl.
4 irths tiini, thel negtro whol shol
.\Ir. G4eo. Ander'sonu nearIt Mouiv ~ile
severai weoeks ago, hlas boeen locatedi at
.\iiein, IGa., anid Sheriff Iteid has gonle
1o bring him likk to lsauriiens. A 1(1l'
gramli wa. lre('iv 'ed fromi .\lien Sunii
8idy t i ithat rihilln hyatd b een lr
vientio nwil aeetwi t he a~ I('alvaryl
Aats ihurlh atil ~t 11liton thefirs
The(4 Atrmstrlong re'unionl will be( held
Itmbler 2nd. All of thle k~l inlpople ate
inv'ited'i to enmo eand ( bt'inr wgel l led0,
QII( ACTION IS
URGED ON CONGR[S8
High Prices at Bottom of
Fmato o Shops Is Slmmestedl by
lona lieplrienin~llive, but Louisinna11
lieprestait'i' Sys EFfeet Would
Ie llHorrible. I) iIeid Siuar Price
Washinlgton. Aulg. 18. --Quick actiott
by collgres.s ill the callipaign to redtice
the cost of, liviig was 1iirged today il
senlate and houseu. Sen1ator Walsh de
clared high ptrives wvere att. the hottoni
(if all the llturst atid charged that eon
gress was wa.ting time when some
thiig shoulid have been don1e alrieai'dy
fin response to President Wilsoin's rec
Mlayors of New Jersey cities apcar
Ing before the house agriculture com
ittee said action was needed( at once
to stop the rising scale of prices. Reg
illation of imports was one means sug
gested. The aiendmientl broadening
tile food control act will be consider
ed tomorrow by the committee and
will probably be reported to the house.
Sale of surplus army food began to
day at storage centers throughout the
country. Definite reports 'were not
available, but it was believed that or
ders had been received for many nilI
]tons of pounds of canned mca's, beans
and other staples, to be 'sent out by
Debate in congress was occupied to
a great extent by living cost problems.
Absence of a quoruiI in the house
delayed until tomorrowfinal action of
a resolution calling for the federal
trade commission to begin immediate
inqtuiry into the "increase in the price
Iepresenta live Siegel, Repu'blican,
New York, submitted figures which he
said were obained by New York cloth
ing manufacturers and showed that
"In most cases the retailer makes 50
per cent prgflt and In some places 100
per cent." The manufacturers' cost,
lie said, was (ie to the cost of labor.
lie presented figures to show that an
overcoat costing the manufacturer
$10.85 in 1917, advanced to $17.75 in
1.18, and to $22.62 by last week. He
tirged that dealers be required to
mark the cost prices on all comniodi
'Vhe United Fruit Company was at
tacked by Representative Fitzgerald,
Democrat, Massachusetts, who assert
ed it had made a 40 per cent profit and
aid off millions of dollars of bonded
indlebtcdiess, not due for soie time.
Investigation of freight charges to
deterinille whether there was fraud in
capitalization of railroads as charged
before the Interstate commerce com
Ilission was urged by liresentatly
I iuddliestonl, Deohlcrait, Alabama, who
aissertd the t ranisportat ion chlarges
atfTeet retil iItrices "'the or000 four
"if y'ou wvant to br1inlg diown the
('ost (if shoes," dleclar'ed fllpresenta
tihe Good, 1hepublican, Iowa, ''all that
is necess05ariy is for the presidient, to
liut ani u hmarigo on shtots andi~ leatherl
and1( otherli prioduclts would force down
I the doneitst i' mai3rkeIt, he addoedl, (de
(1hirin~ ex flits from the I'nited
Statecs arie th' grt'aiest voflumel In his
tory. ('tongreCss, itt ido. Could (do lIt
Iil' to rodulce Ihe cost of liv Iing, wh ilo
10 lhe iuishmencit of pr'ofteers5, ite addI
'I, was5 thle only suggestion "thlat will
cri anlis whert e 31nd tt not. very fat'."'
Th'le emb~ia, proposal tof Mr. Gbood
is "elIeets w ouhi b o too htorrible"' by
itarv in thle woriit. ie defen dedi theO
:tove~rniniint Erice Oxing of sugar, as
'3a1e blet 15 to "0 ('ents a lIonialt de
.pite the fatct tt suigar wa31 pl'iiti.
Thlr ir. no rea (3Sonl 1h ltheil giocir
(fln not scll 10o poundsi to onie puersonl
Saderi~s, "unlessc5 it is that th11 mar11
ISt iiis o iattd and1( cuttrolled b~y
I le .\mi can':I su1gari truisl.
('it itn manufaiI~cturers3 311S0 were5 at
taeked0( by~ Saniders a1sertingi thati1 th
raw1 productt and11 "stIll make1( a reason
abl10 pront I.'' l'rodutcers of b)1 ot etion
and( slngear. t he 1 said .1 llt no t 31 I git
BRING LAW SUIT
Tlos. t. Shaw Files Sult for Recovery
of Land Alleged to have been Fraud
iuently OIbtatined fiim 1Hm. Cole L.
mllense anl iW'. N. Graydon, of co
dfumbia, lletlined as Attorneys.
Alleging a "'elnning3'ly devised
scheime" to gct possession of 185 acres
of land and to deprive 111him of his
"rights and property without, any con
sidehration therefor," Thos. M. Shaw,
of\tlhIs county, throlta'h his attorneys,
Cole L. lcase 'and W. N. G raydon, of
C'olumbia, has begun suit to recover
possessionl of a tract of land contain
ing 185 acres knowi as the Coleman
Ilace, which lie charges was obtailned
from him by fraudulent means by his
wife, Mrs. le.sle I)avenport Shaw, and
Mildred Long, a clerk in the olice of
.Ilesse M. Anderson. an attorney, of
Kansas; City, Mo. The copy of the
Stimmoiis for telief has been filed In
(he Clerk of Couirt's office h'ere and a
(oly sent to the defenidatiis, lnessie I).
ishaw and Mildred L-ong, spyposed to
be in Kansas City now. I'ness a set
tlement is made out, of court the ease
will probably he called at the next
term of tle Court of Common Pleas.
Tle copy of the Summons for Relief,
with the alleg'ations of the plaintiff as
filed In the oflice of the Clerk of Court,
gives a history of the ease since Mr.
and Mrs. Shaw were s eparated al)out
two years ago, when Mrs. Shaw moved
to Kansas City, takhig their two chil
dren with her. The complaint alleges
that just before Christmas of last year
tife plaitiff went to Kansas City to
see his two children, and while there
was served with a Summons and Com
plaint In which Mrs. Shaw was bring
Ing suit for divorce and allmony.
Plaintiff alleges that he did not an
swer the summons and had -nothing
to do with it, but in order to provide
for his' children agreed to-pay t his
wife the sum of $125 per month, and
to insure payment of the monthy
stipend Mr. .lesse F. Anderson, her
attorney, Induced him to execute what
he told the plaintiff was a trusl deed.
The plaintiff illeges that he trusted
i the attorney to (oa* op the trust deed.
but that instead he drew up a fee silm
p1 deed froni himself and wife to Mil
dred -Long, a clerk or stenogralpier In
the office of Mr. Anderson, which lie
signed; that on the sanie day Mildred
Long signed a deed of conveyance In
fee' silple without any consileration
whatever to lessie ). Shaw, and that
on Jan 11 the two deeds were record
ed In the office of the Clerk of Court
at 'Laurens. Hie further alleges that
Mrs. Sb Y has borrowed the sui of
$1,000 on the property and given a
mortgage as security.
The contention of the plaintiff is,
that the divorce proceedings were a
part of the scheme to cheat and de
fraul him of his property and that the
courts of Missouri had no jurisdiction,
to entertain the proceedings, that such
.pro'ee4 ngs are A.,ainst 'the 'public
policy of this state and any convey
ance deed, trust deed or any transac
tion wvhich recognIzes the validity of
thle proceedings is unlawfuli, contrary
to the constitution and -punbllc policy of
ti" sta'te and is conseruently null
Tlhe plaint iff prays that the deed be
d(ela red fraudulient , null and void and
that it be dleliveredl to thne eleik of
('ourt to be ('aneielledl.
Tlhe iiiali 1ff is the .son of thle late
'Sol. .John D). M. Sha., before his dleath
a large pr'oper'ty owner andC for mnani
years a power in politics ini this couin
ty. It was saidl that at his house, in
1890, was formulated the famo'is "Shell
M1an ifest o" 1)y 1'x-en. Iriby, Congr'ess
nm~an ShnellI and Col . Shiaw- anid earied
by thieim to Capt. lb, It Tillmian, at
IHIa; eris, in ladgetlel d county, wihere It
was re'vised andl 'omp ilet ed, aind latei'
sent ouit fromi this town. Mr'. Shiaw
miied -(IMiss l tisle D avenupoit, ini
('ienwoodI abouit ('leven'i yearns ~ago
and to them Iwo children weie born.
3e'hlimic (overinient Voodns.
Th'le local lostoflice andI ot her post -
ollices over thne county' are now ready
to0 receive or'deirs foi' thle government
stocks of food wvhleh are being sold at
r'educied pices, stated Mr. D). M. Noi'
woodh. act in~g potmaiister, yesterday.
()rnddr forms may lie secured from the
porstmaiisters' aind the goodsq will come
out by Parcel post, tho first zonie r'ate
appnilying on par'cels from any dIstance.
The pices (lioted on the goods are
mater'ially lover than those offered in
the commerclal markets, accordIng to
a bulletin fr'om WashIngton.