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GUILTY OF ASSAULT
One of V. P. 1. Sophomores Who Hazed
-'reshminin ets Se'Itelnce of a Year.
Christiansbu rg, Va., Oct. 6.-A jury
iI the .\rlntgonery county circuit
court, afteri deliberating in hour and
ifteen minutes tonight, brought in a
Ver(dict lof gu ilty against Beijaiin
S egl, Newport News; Robert W.
tr . I ilneville, Va.; George W.
-Wt. l2. iChmon01d, \'a. ,aznd .\bert
G. Copeland, Roanoke, Va., forin
sophomorts at thc \'irginia Polytech
hw Iu i-.t . charged -with assault in
nnectio nQ with the alleged hazing
ia prt of John Fl'ox, Rtoanoke, a
former fr.e h men, and fixed Siegel's
i'4l1alty at one year in the peniten
tiary. \\ar, was given six months in
jail; Bott thirty days in pail; and
Copeland was flned $50. Counsel for
the defense dlid not announce tonight
whether the verdicts would be ap
II the trial iwhich lasted three days
Fox testified that on 'May 16 last Sie
gel hazed him with a bed slat with
such force on the small of the back
that he nearly felled him to the floor,
'the blows later causing paralysis to
the spine and that the other three
folrmier sophomores struck hin after
wards, but not with the force Siegel
Siegel, on the stand, denied le used
it bedl slat, but admitted lie hazed
Fox with "a regular paddle,' which
he testified was commnnly used at the
institute last year by upper classien
when they hazed now men.
All four of the former sophomores,
Ix' their testimony, declared that at
the time Fox was hazed they (id not
realize he had been injured to the ex
tent which time developed, and that
when they learned of the severity of
his injuries the news drove them to
OR1ME ON INCREASE
Revolution Transfornis Over Onee Or
derly Empire. Food Grafters BHusy.
:Berlin, Sept. 10. (Mail.)-Germany
has increasingly taken to crime since
the revolution and the once orderly
empire, where pickpockets were al
most illlnown and holdlis and rOb
beries created a sensation, is undergo
Ing an epidemic of crime. Probably
no system has proved mure effective
than, in these days of uncertainty and
change, playing the official or imper
sonating a soldier or a policeman.
Recently two clever criminals, who
discovered that a certain main had
concealed in his house 115 thousand
dollar mark notes of the old type and
lidable to confiscation, had frightened
him Into surrendering the money on
the promise of escaping prosecution.
A real oflicial xvwho had nosed out,
the plot, entered i:ist In time to sco
the transfer of Ilh .noney and really
did confiscate it, ides arresting the
More original . another false of
ficial .(liehee. IN. t grouip succeeded
ill infliiing a w .0o had hoarde(i
50 thwisand-iar i to sel ' Ioim
at a I ldsomeit. I &ti 'I .
in -pr'ress wheni fellow colspirator.i,
P0sin as ollicials, apieared, confis
cated 'ioney and robbed the own
An airplane was s(d to (apture
crimiials whIIn the authorities got
Wind , ontly of a attempt to carry
21ttHeu, ntnarkis on an express train
to .\Nihll whence they were to be
smuggl111d across the Swiss border.
lRobberies at railroad stations from
freight vars have been increasing to a
great extent. Countless cases of false
papers for tle delivery of goods have
been discovered, usually after it was
The dliscovery of two carloads of
bacon lying on a siding at suburban
station led to the discovery of a huge
swindle originating in Holland, con
ducted fron the Rhineland, and nak
ing use of false bills of lading. 31any
railroad men were involved in a small
way for their share In handling the
faked bils of lading.
The constant swindling extends to
every imaginable kind of food and raw
material. A young man appeared re
cently at a storehouse in central Ber
lin and asked to have some cases
stored. When the warehouse watch
man saw the cases he was supiclous
because they camte from the imperial
textile plant at Zwickau. So lie re
ported the presence of the case., in
vestigation showed 5,000 yards of tex
tile worth 120,000 marks, and the
young man was captured by a ruse.
lie had procered the cloth on a forged
order biaring the signature of the tex
Citation for Letters of Adininistration.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
By 0. G. Thompson, Probate Judge:
Whereas G. D. Abercrombie made
suit to me to grant him Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate and effects
of Alexander Abercromble.
These are, herefore'to cite and ad
monish all a d s fi lar the kindred
and creditors o t e said Alexander
Abercrombie c sed, that they be
and appear b o/e me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Laurens
Court House, Laurens, S. C., on the
17th (lay of October, 1919 next, after
publieation hereof, at 11 o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have., why the said Administra
tion should not he granted.
Giventi under my hand this 3rd day of
October Anno Donini 1919.
1. G. TH.ONIPSON,
12-2t- A J. 'P. -la. C.
PRESS OF NEGROES
Assers Titat."SoCIety's" Arm WiN
Reacl 1lm. Got Mr. Riagsjdal(h
Washington, Oct. 6.-I7hrough negro
imblieations, printed in Washington
and elsewhere in the inited States,
open statements wvere made today that
I, life of Con.gressman James C.
of the second South Carolina
district, inl the house might be forfeit
ed - at an early date for his miiartkci
anta onism to tihe egro race and es
Ine ially for hik receit u trancevs oil
th le loor of the hou se.on the iegrto
1I1istioni. ''lee , iipublications openly
and A1lmmelvessly and without anly rea
son whatever declare that tihe life of
the late lIemresientative Jams Willard
iRagsdale of the Sixth South Carolina
I district. who died suddenly in this city
onJ .uly 23, 1919, was caused by thent
and that "the long arm of the society
(the lorgia) iwill soon reach .\1r.
There were also anoayrnous corm
munications received by 'Mr. Byrnes
today which have 'been laid before the
'nited States department of just'ice.
Aniong these was the following:
"Whenl you -Southern .M. C. begin to
writhe and squnirm t shows the shaft
has sunk deeply. When you depart
from the strafght path of legislature
for cotton and crackers then your
names go on the list of the proscribet.
"iagsdale became obnoxious and
the long arm of the society reacrivd
out and clutched him. An accommo
dating doctor certified heart failure.
"The shadow of the socfety is hov
ering over you and if it descends and
envelopes you there will be another
vacancy in another South Carofina
district. One big four alfiance sits at
Paris, another sits elsewhere. You
Southerners initiated tire terror and
terror it shall be. Your gage has been
iMr. Ragsdale died about the time
of the recent race riots in 'Washing
ton. ie visited the offices of his
Washington physician and while seat
edi in a chair in the latter's office stid
denly expired. Tlie coronel' of the
l)istrict of Columbia held an autopsy
and rendered a verdict that the de
creased came to his death from "acute
dilation of the heart."
It was jist about the same time that
Mr. hyrnes made a speech on the floor
of the house on the negro iuestion.
Shortly after ihIs s)eech lie began to
receive many insulting letters from
alonymous writers throughout the
count ry and although they threatened
to "get even with him," none of them
went quite so far as to say that lie
would receIve the same measure of
treatment as that which the "society"
had Just meted out to his colleague,
the late Congressman Ragsda)e,
Mr. Brynes took the matter Ilefore
the government authorities and it is
understood that secret service men
have been on the trail of the anony
1nous writers and that some of them
may be landed -behind bars as a resulit
of the investigation.
The allusion tq Mr. tagsdale shows
the bragging methods employed by
these negro puiblications and w ri ters
to frighten Mr. Byrnes and others awho
may thinlk as lie does conevnrii ng the
.Ilust why tihe postimast er Keneral
sholid coltinite to peri t hio:em pub
lientionls to go throudf, the mails
whleh sooner or lated must cause
strite and bloodshed between the ruves
is not knowIn but the sooner they are
exclhided fihe better it wtil lot . for
whites and blacks, is the opinion en
U EPOIT'E') BETTEU:
Mtended to Some Business Ytsterday.
Last Nigit was Slightly Isproved..
Washington, Oct. 6.-President Wil
son continued his progress tovward re
covery today, his physicians report
ing that cumulative effects of several
comfortable days and nights slowly
was making itself felt in a ya:ln of
strength. le was kept in bed, how
ever, and it swas emphasized that lie
stiC: was far from being a wellh mai.
Today's bu.lletin was brief bAt ex
pressed opthiisn on the part of the
physicians. It was signed by Rear
Admi'al Sgitt, head of the navail med
[eal. schoo4 here, and I)r. Sterling
Ruffin, of Washington, in addiliom to
Rear Admiral Carey T. Grayson, the
f7"sident's- personal physician.
There was no indication thad the
['resident would be permitted to re
suime the- duties of his ofice at any
time soon, although it was said he
might -be able to give attentinn to
some official matters later in the
At a cabinet meeting at the White
House, over which Secretary Lansing
presided, Dr. Grayson advised that
none but the most pressing business
be referred to the President. After
ward Secretary Tiiulty announced
that a session around the cabinet ta
ble had revealed little In various de
partments that required immediate
Among the many messages of syn
pathy which kept the White -louse
wires busy during the day was one
from Pope Benedict saying he prayed
for the President's speedy recovery.
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Auction Sale Jersey Milch cows
Saturday, October 11 th, at 3 p. m.
I have just returned from Tennessee and bought a very fine car-load of
Jersey Cows. Some of them with young alves. The others to freshen in from
one to three weeks. I will sell these co s
Saturday Afternoon, Oct. 11th, at 3 o'clock
At Auction for the high dollar. No by-bidders. When you bid off a cow
you get her if she looses money. These cows have all been tested for
tuberculosis and butter fat. They are the very best. Come to the Sale.
D. H. COUNTS