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Vu:.vqJ3 XXXV. LAUJENS9 S40UTH CAR~OLINA, WEDNESDAV, NOVEBER 129 1919. NJBR1
Attorney General" Paliner
SA-YS LAW WILL
('oal Strike Clear Violation of Law
Says At toriey AeneraQl Palmer and
(ites President. amd tie Courts to
Sustalit 1ilm. All (4overunmental Ma
chinwry to be Used.
,Waslington, Nov. 1 O.-Solemn 1warn
Ing was given the United Aline Work
ers of America tonight by Attorney
'Gencral Palmer that resolutions of
conventions and orders of officers of
organizations are not above the law.
Formal and final declaration of the
government's policy of dealing 'with
the coal strike was announced by the
Attorney General while officers of the
miners' organizations at Indianapolis
were struggling with the question of
how to answer the court's blunt and
peremptory command to rescind the
Describing the strike as a plain vio
lation of a Federal statute, .Mr. Pal
mer, speaking with full authority of
the government, announced that all
the power of the United States/'would
be exerted to enforce the maidate of
Although no reference was made
in the Attorney General's statement
to the pronouncement of organizd la
bor, suppor'ting the miners and de
manding withdrawal of injunction
proceedings, it was evident that Mr.
Palmer had that document in mlnd
and official Washington accepted his
declaration to mean that refusal of
the miners to cancel their strike or
ler' would mean a fight to the bitter
The statement of the Attorney Gen
eral, 'which was, construed as a reply
to the position of organized labor as
set forth last night by the American
Fedeiation of Labor's executive coun
"The coal strike is a plain -violation
of a Federal statute. This has been
the overinenlt's position from the
siit. The Presidett declared it to be
lllawfil and the court, aifter full
hin'ig, has nlow declare'd it to be un
"Al I I can say is that the law will
ho- Iforced. This same law has been
tnf)rtcd ma 'ny times and the depart
men of justice has other cas's now
ltenling, wlichi were brought under
'I. TIhe mrits of thle coitroveirsy bu
S':;een the operators and the minei
ar () not inolved Inl the courtpred
lnu, at Indianapolis, neither is the
-ight to strike. Nothing that the gov
rilnmem has 4done i; inteided or de
sigurd to have any effect uponi tle re
cog nizedl rightt of l abor' to ortgan ize, It:
hiargaini eolle'tively thtrouigh its tun
ions. and un mder' ordliniariy industrtiaj
('ondti onts, t'6 walk Iou1t by3 c'oncertet
"Th'lle pr'oposal by thle P reshlent oif
peacetfuil set tlemetnt or lthe mtatters al
mi ne , itrough n egotilatlion or arbi4
Ir ion01. was r'ejet'(ted, andt the golvern
ment. ther'iefore, faced the ait.'rnativ<i
. ihe a rtio by1 13 t hatt gr'otup of howe
grteati'er tan t hat of .he governmentu'
:.oat ed wvithi sutch a1 ('ho(le
thet goIvernmenit's ditty wts pierfe'ctl;
elar 'it rei'tfuisrd to sur irender' to thI
icat ion of a gr'oupl andi it lpropotse
andtheil peop0let, whom01 it l's deitlgne(
to stlrve. Th'lp gov'ernigient is no iT
spector 01 of persi'ons imn thle en)forcemetn
of t' law. Those who concelve' thit
the r'esolutions of a coinvenitiotn or' lb
or bi If i e offieers of any corganiiz1
14ion In the c'Oun try3, w hethler labori 01
ann11iaion. or aniy other', are suipeil
in anihorliity3 to tihe ltavw of the lam
will 11n othemiselvyes mistaken.
r ''~i assonmie thait the ot'der' of th
('tut w vill lbt obeyed. Thle Presltdent
otter for aL pea'iceful settlement in sti
01p(1 andt T hope that. the miners atn
oper'ator's wvill no0w get. together' an
setle ( their c'ontrmoversy."
Tihere wvas no attempt in ofilelal <
labor cIir'cles tonight to conoceali i
feeling that the situation 'was extrem<
iy genve and getting beyond the ite;
Widow (if Late Walter Shell Dle( Hiere
Early Sunday Horiig and was
.uried Same Afternoon.
'1irs. Eloise Shell, widow of the late
Walter Shell, died at the Julia Irby
Sanitarium Sunday morning following
an operation for appendicitis which
she. underwent several days before.
irs. Shell had not been in the best of
health for some time and it was dif
ficult for her to overcome the shock of
al operation In her depleted condition.
The body was carried to Chestnut
Ridge church Sunday afternoon and
laid to rest In the family plot there,
the services being conducted by her
pastor, Rev. S. It. Templenan, pas
tor of the First Baptist church, assist
e(i by Rev. C. T. Squires, of the First
Presbyterian church. The pall bear
ers were MIessrs. J. C. Owings, C. 1.
Roper, I. B. Terry, W. II. MdPhail, \V.
P. Childress, Dr. J. 11. Teague, DI)r. W.
1). 'Ferguson and Dr. L. S. Fuleir.
3Mrs. Shell was a daughter of the late
C. ,M. '.1iller and was born at the old
family home a few miles in the coun
try, the family moving to this city in
the early part of 1867. For about
ten years after her marriage to
Mr. Shell they iived in the Chest
nut Ridge lection, after which they
moved to Laurens. She is sur
vived by flve children, Henry M., Geo.
W., Mrs. B. L. Cardy and Miss Eliza
beth, all of whom live in Laurens. She
has two half-sisters, Mrs. Sallie Dun
lap, of this city, and Mrs. .Hattie
Teague, of Charleston, on one side of
the family, and the following on The
Miller side: Dr. C. M. Millier, Alsic Mil
ler and Mrs. L. C. Fuller, of this city,
Mrs. L. D. Pitts, of Rock 11111, and
Mrs. DeWitt King, of Mt. Pleasant. At
the time of her death Mrs. Shell was
a few months less than 62 yeare of
THiiuD LYCEUM UB .
The "Colleens" ti be Attraction at t.
Graded School Auditorium Next
"The Colleens" Is the third attric
tion offered on the local lyceum course,
this number to be given at the graded
school auditorium next Tgesday even
Ing. The songs of Ireland, famous for
their plaintiff sweetness, are iresent
ed by the Colleens as one of the fea
tiures of an evening replete with inter
est and variety.
Of this attraction the secretary of a
naOllby lyceu m wrote the IRedpath bi
''TIhe general impression as to the
CoIlens who appea red lpere last night.
seems to be more tha n satisfactory.
The audience was Ilarge and left in the
very best of spirits; in fact, notlhing
but words of praise cotld be heard on
all sider', and the miiusie lovers of the
town were high in thir comntutIda
tiol. Sho1(1l the other unumhers prove
as highly satisfactory as the Colleenis
a chantaiqua will b( booked here for
next si auminler with C ase."
On account. of the shortenuing dlays,
thle hour of' Ihe e'nter'tainimenit has
been set at S o'clock.
Shauw ('ase toi lieferee.
The case Th'los. M. Shaw vs. .\irts.
IHessie I )av~en tortt Shi;ew, his wife, who
hias heeni living in anisas ('ity for
;simi t ime, too1k a suddlen tutn in thew
courit thle lat ter' p-t of last wee'k wheni
Jitl ge MI mm0)intger1 ordedt~ thle ca sc
hearid before a re feree and r na mcd C.
D). tHarksdale, lI;hg., as referr(' in thi
cas('. 'Mr . I arksdal', it Is under'stooud
is undidedihII about accepthlis thle trlust
A\nother casen of general initerOst it
iea'l estate dealers aind speulatoirs
was that of Thtos. Ii. (Chibir ess vs. M
A. itiddle, Mr'. Childress placed hiu
land In tihe hiandsI of a teal estat<
dlealer' to he sol d foir cash. Tihie d(l1
er' sold thle land for $25~0 down and th<
-riema ider to be pa 1, when thme la n<
Lwas del iverecd thbe first of .Janumary'. Mm
Childiess cont ended that the termus 0
Ihe sale had not beeni compiled withI
-wh'lile Mir. Rlddie insiated on the deliv
- ry of the land uinder the terms h
boutght It. JTudge M emmInger' or'deree
a ver'dict for the plaintiff.
31eetinig of 1). .. It.
The Illent'y I,aurens chapter. iD. A
R 1., will meet Friday afternoon witl
(Mrs. l)lal (hay at 3:30 o'clock.
tion of a coal strike. This was dut
r to the belief that the mineris appam
c ently were not of one miindi on th
- question of making quick reply to th
SH'1L- MclDANIEL IIUJYS
LAUIltI2NS STEAMI LAUNDRtY
Took ChIarge ofI' Plant 3Ionday Morn
lng. Expects to Install New Ma
The Laurens Steam Laundry,
bought about a year ago by Messrs. W.
It. \lcCuen and L. G. Balle from r.
C. ''. Kennedy has been resold by
these gentlemen to \4. Shell .lcDan
it who took formal charge of the
Plant Mlonday morning. The terms of
the deal were not made public, though
it is understood that the plant brougit
a substantial price.
.\Mr. MclDaniel, the new owner, has
been superintendent of the plant since
his return from overseas and has had
a long laundry experience, having
worked in several laundries of larger
cities in addition to his work here. I1o
had several handsome offers when lie
acc)te(l the local place, but preferred
to stay In his home town.
When asked about his plans yester
day, Mlr. McDaniel said he expected to
go to New York In a very short time
to purchase additinal machinery in
order to make his plant one of the
most modern and up-to-date in this
Local Talent Play Given Twice lin
City, Once in Opera ilonse and Once
"Am'erica First" a play given by lo
cal talent, held the boards at the
pera House Thursday night to a large
audience and again went before the
foot-lights at the school auditorium of
the Laurens 'Mills Monday night. A
packed house greeted the local players
Thursday night and a fairly good
crowd saw the performance "Monday
night. The play was given for the
benefit of the United Daughters of the
Conf'deracy, who share the proceeds
with the (iretor, Mrt. A. L. Baker, of
There were about 100 people in the
cast, including principals and chorus
es. To mention those who did their
pgikis well would be to mention them
all, and this -was done in advance last
week. The play was well gotten up
and evidently pleased the audiences
which heard it.
It was thought at one time that tile
play would he carried to several ad
Joining towns, but this lplan was aban
INCitEASi' hN C.APITAL.
Laurens Tusti Comim ny to I'ulai rge
it was announlmd Friday that th'
Laurii'(eis 'ulist companly had deoidld
1t) inrease its enpital stock froi $75.
000 to $20t.00. thiis dC10ision hav.1ing
boen reached at a inetingmi of the boardi
if irectoirs ainl stockhollders of the
inst itution. When carried inlio effect
I 'l ill give this (oimpany Ihe lar -
est capitalizat ion of anly corporat ion
in l rens, wit il xcet1io1n of tlie
'le Laurenis Trust omiipany wias or
taized/C~ by Gloverr i'ioop(00;er and0( as
1e(ate s seviiral yeai's ago wtIth a 'a p
it al st5ock of $.lt,0t00 andl it has beeni
.succeessfiully conducitd oil th(: i le Iir.
\\'hlen .\lrI. (CoQ ipp'ler a i beenm oernor' he
resigndI as: prideniliIt andl was sue(
ecided by:. .\. J. Owings, priesidenti (it
thii ('aplitail st)olk iof the lcimpanly wair
ncre~ad io .975,4)i0i. Anid n:iVowcom
thle .1ta!'"m iin t tha:t a fur th ii 'bn ream
has~ been pilanned.
Ster:' ht'uildfin' (lhnor'' llamlud'
(cased fromi .\lri. Eail Wih ;on thle st or
r'oomi on thle west side oif thie Iui<i
;itinare( now'. oceuie(d by the, Well:
(lardy 'omiipany~ ,in which Is condlut
1ed its ladhies' dlearit ment. Th'ie ('oni
sideria t ion is un lderst ood to hiave he'i
I $ 1 .,00t0. .\ir. h i(nhioff had 111no dtfin
.announcmenit to mai~ke as to hi ~a
t or' the butilingij, but saidi thc' th,
, We'lls C'lardy Comnpany' has a Iiease 01
- for lve ye'ars.
T hue fodlowiing niew~ books have he'.
added to thlose- in Ih ulie lulhib'r'r:
"Thle Arrtow of (oid', by J1osep
Th'le iTe-('reat ion of I trian 1( nt'
by Ilarold 11011I Wright.
Th'[le 1 lbrary is open1 now fr'om ., 1
0 5 o'clock Tuesday and Friday afte!
COM3MON 'LEA S'tI'IO T .
IN SE(ON) W1':EK
Equjitity Cases llerd )uinig List
Week aund . Cuy (ases this Week.
The Cotrt of Common Pleas is ei
tering upon its second Week, ,Judge It.
W. lmmninger presiding. The firist
week of the court was given over to I
the trial of eqtiIty cases, the jitry be
ing dismissed. The second week, how
ever, is being given to jury case,; and
three eases have already bei called. I
Monday morninlg the courI. iInter ed
upon ile trial of the case of Owiigs
& Owings vs Counts & Cowall, ivolv
ing the sum of $325 which plaintiffs
alleged defenldalts oWed on Iransac
tions u ich occurred while the latter
were in businiess several years ago.
The jury return ed a verIdIet. for tlle de
Yesterday morning the court reach
ed the case of .1. W. -liKie vs Mrs.
Dora, Madden, which was a suit to
foreclose a note and mortgage given
by the defendant in partial payment on
an automobile. The defendant set up
the complaint of defective machinery.
The jury awarded a verdict in full to
the plaintiff, tile amount being $234.00.
Yesterday the court was engaged In
the case of MIrs. J. R. Burzhardt vs
Mrs. Lena Vaughn, involving a 17 1-2
acre tract of land near Ware Shoals.
J. W. McKI\E IN CITY,
One Thousand irucks Sold by His
Concern at Kenosha, Wis.
M'r. .J. W. McKie, former automobile
dealer of this city, is spending several
days here in attendance upon court.
It will he recalled, as published In The
Advertiser several months ago, that
Mr. MlcKie had on foot plans for the
manufacture of automobiles in some
middle .western city. Asked about tile
matter yesterday, he said that his
lans were rapidly maturing although
a streak of good fortune, if an order
for a thousand trucks may be called
that, had caused 1hem to change their
plans somewhat. INr.. McKie said that
his company, which is amply financed,
lad just taken over a large track man
ufacturing plant and had intended (re
modeling it to meet the needs of a
pleasure car plant, when reprsenta
tives of tile Amrican Hell Telephone
Company sent inl anl order for a thlous
and such trucks as the companyii had
m-lade (ulring the war, the total oirdi eI
being for nlearly $1,001'(1,10,;w0I0, it h
l a rges orlderi for trucks ever 11'aced
b .y any (oncrn ill this Coniltiry.. The
plailt is lo',ntdl at Kenosha, Wis., and
.\r. i Mc i sint s that hi.s com1pally ie
evived o.drbepulicity -whenl the(
nesof Ilh i" order came oil'..
.\NNF".l, FLO,0.I-At S1iOW.
.linnly Beauifufil Flaneris anld .Ilueh
lindo k Shhhowln ail Anun1111 Ollei s
\laiy be.1 tu111 (hysathemums, he
sitle floler.4 ()f (thei1r kind S, and 1111ch
I1,retty halwork well. :'hownl :t ilhe
anulFlower Sho imbl .I Owings
Slatin last Fridav. Alithouig.h the sea
son) for' ('hrysaih~ enmis is said~ not1
to have bee'n the4 hei;1. iith dilay of0
t hese flowern was0 veryV ('reitable.
lIn ad(1d ition 1to thle ilower't show11 the
ladies (of the4 comuniityllI served aI
fromu whlich were'4 d[VSa t4o1~ a lo(al
.\this14ili( fli y i.1 l'il~lF. ku.
,io(nry 'solioeO ingums To1( nn
tily ghe Scen of 1Disth..iie Opera3
.haimge tGaryil baord, -.va.P~ 4 rr1t
at is hiomiel.e iday orning byii hua
Plicem oenb 'olumbusa Oings lnd An1
h i lsle it(esI of I ardestii llh' and abo
Inguiise nastditted ha11 o l t the sil
hlli hern in1 oeraitn hu(CilE 4pune thiP
)h*arge tat' hii hfadl stope tosne
* ' 4
REiV. 1101,E11,R t RETr'ItNS.
pastor of First Methodtist Church Re
(ei vesSecond A pjointl mtent. Rev.
.11111son nI. Lnrents 31 111.
Rlev. A. It. Iloller, pastor of the
First AMethodist clhurch, was returnled
to his present charge by the t'jppr
South Carolina ConfCerence, whicl sat
at Greenwood last. week. tlis will be
the second year of Rev. Iloller's mi in
istry here and his congregat lon was
g'ent ly pleased to have him return.
A1lt1hotugh he was not itn good iealth fite
irl-st part. of ithe year' air his cotn 2re
Mation gave him a vacation of seveal
Ilontits' (luration, ho has largely I
covered and has been preachinig regit
larly for the ist few monlis.
Rev. 1). 1". Joloson, who has been at
the Laurens lills for the pinst. year
and has been doiig a good work there,
was also returtied to his charge.
Very fe. changes were made in pas
torates -hy the Conference. Rev. Ilenry
Stokes returns to Clinton. 'v-. C. W.
Watson goes to Gray Court. Rev. .1.
T. Miller returns to his charge at Eno
ree. Rev. J. E. Strickland goes back
to Princeton and Rev. S. IT. Bboth to
Of recent. pastors of the local church,
Rev. L. P. McGee is sent frotm1 Rock
11111 to Grace Church, Union; Rev. W.
A. Fairy is returned to his charge at
Gaffnoy and Rev. J. R. T. 'Major is re
turned as presiding elder of the Rock
The conference deciled upon Union
as the next place of meeting.
H1OW TO PASS CARS
ON THE PUBLIC ROAD
Supervisor Watts Gives Timely Advice
as to Laws anid Customs for Driviig.
Automobile drivers and other driv
erts as well, said Supervisor Watts yes
ter(lay. should he more observant of
the laws and customs in regard to
passing on the highways. In traveling
over the county in pursuit of his offic
ial business, said Mr. Watts, lie has
noticed that a great. many people (0
iot adheIe striltly to the rule of keepi
ing to the right in passing and conse
(uenitly lie Ias notect some very nar
row escapes from collisiois.
When a driver of an automobile or
wagoti meets another on lie road, said
Mr. Watts., tile drtivers of both veieles
shottld invariably turn to the right or,
where n ecessary, one or' the other
'hould stop. Wherle an :utomobil
iects a! wag.ionl onlti1e roald Inld for
road,. Ithe drivtr 1 of the wILtont lould
ho i ho ex vp':d to turn to Il left to
hlpoli the :i1!wImobilist 1 avoid a Jolt. it
n1f) olher way i: to bo foittid, the alito
1mobile shoild stop tiII the good roald
is; opt 11.
There i.-; ')anot er. Imatter, 10)(, fsnifl
.\r. ts ad thait is- inl re'-ard in 0hc
ts(sing of io le o by anoiti ii'
inl,: inl ilhe sonol directlionl. W hen1 Iliv,
var comlin' ( frot blili hind gives t si
nal thali it lwsirts to iass. Ihe (.a, it
Ifrol sho bllh turn to lthe Irit' ihtlu a ,l I
the othelr nair pass ont ile lef . I 'mli
no eircumstaneis shoitil onie atr go.
lng in th samie diret'utiott as another
pass on iihe rightt hiatid '1id. Th'is, sai<
t\'. W\atts, is a v'iolatIion ot' tih' la w
much(1 as it is ftor thei dr'iver itn front to
('ar) eoming upi be'hind. Wherte th<
iveri! it fronit is st uibborn andi refs e.~
: rt git ii oa!, I thiI sho b Ph le nr
gdto ets oli' t)Iiai'Sers for vitahsii
I a T''' r' li' s aitnsI(t Tr o lit'.i.
.Il. tN. ati dwhhet atd .\i ns dinaor
ttrd e d tor li'a test i C th e i j ti
hia ('oe pillee o i'tketym Iv otura ioi
ieg m ont (In .\ttt'londayo o nih i char
Wt with anoti tvn whi ait ha
iam patn drun.y litiah of the itarti
gail fo m $:''ltIlc , .('.an.
heitnen iau' tfomobi'uwih ('th n:.
Pae. was'F Sitareste fil or btsaein:
druonkt amiiliordtrl at. hist'o dit'shl
urI lt'atd tolitthei Garretr of Stttwdn ai
a eleveyOt piee of etctiewokint
lii 'our urd s~ (t e cd tion o the eit:'
Wen arres' MtedW.P Iiwe itdabot haM
a 1M attn o , or tile.l .ofothtparti
we's r lahyil a rehaet'o horl n ar
* teranu urht'ayPurguda
Uphoids Strike of Bitumin
.\mer'lienn lFetierationl of Laorl!dius
linr SupportI to Rliinious Coal
Miners in Their St rilk. Holds Ac.
tion (if (.'IIv1*ernme t aIS .\uioernIlil.
\Washingtoii, Nov. I.---"'olding that
the action of the government injunc-.
tioll proccedings agailint the striking
hitiniious coal inrii's to be so au
tocratic as to stagger the human
mind" the executive council of the
American Federation of Labor dnelpe
ed tontight, in a statement issued after
a foun -hotr meeting that. the miners'
walk-oult was justilind, promised for
the strike the entire suipport of tho
federation and clidolsemient fot it froni
the general public.
The LeveR act, under which the gov
emnment acted in the court proceed
ings never -was enacted to apply to
workers, the council asserted and its
use against the miners was classed as
"an injustice not only to workers, buitI
to all liberty loving Americans." The
action was taken without any partici
pation of William Green, general see
retary of the mine workers. who is a
member, hut ah1 the remain ing plrinci
pal oficers of the American Federa
tion of Labor were present.
The council began its sessions at 3
o'clock after its membeirs had been.
hastily summoned together anid the
statement. which formulated its action
was cairefuilly revised and rewritten by
Saiuel Gompers and( Frank .loirrison,
president and secretary iespectively of
The council in Its statement pro
sented at length the history of the ne
gotiations which lead up to and precip
itated the strike, declaring almosts in
the Irlst selitence that the "officer's
of tile I'nited \l ine Workers did every
thing in their power to avert this great
ilu stiall struggle." It. reser'ved its
hit torest words for later' comment on
1over'l 1m1]ntalI action thereafter'.
'i re -were 2.21,11 rltlegates, repre
con'venitionl whicb cnll#-i thle strike,
the' si fttm nt. saiti, afri .1 briefly
1 k-lching its complainit of workhin
( londition1s ill the indistry which i: is
1a rI-Id the mlinlers seek to remewdy by
triki. The instilu tiols of Ile Coil
wetonvore takeni fihrough,1 the. usual
col~nitresinto conlfere'llet, with 1,h1
imttd it.h' " r io irnn1, I m erjellit
itself an pplit d for an il.ilanelion."
The staielmen'it elaract riz'td thl ae
iln as "iivas:iOn of tile rilh t of
mlineors" intieiled to s.talrve IIh., minl
tr i subio sion ' eluttilg off their
ctonf idti'it' in thlt ist itultions of our
enuntr al n r int'ls t ' crst"
'Iy alth' fctsIt~t i n h I Iat) th'
nors' strik tti ' .u le ."' c n
- neiet oft('l lh e . i:: ('il i of t il min (rs'
e M se lit \ p'i'it'!s e 'he~ minh r t he''v
all !t'iit' 100f tte (Ifm 2rit'anlFid't ra-t
hin toif i s tior I a tp elito i ti'hs' work
rv deeitid ntnilt o our251 iountr li 3
nins re ('tli'' in0' lih mi (oe tou ni -
h'ot .pi .oliml -t ( f l ther ixmrn:.ite
inrgr ilsridos (Ii an anetiami
hclass :n'lr ai iiell "our Mewit eIn
te andiours fnllow workert." folows
The executiicoil Auftheti statis
icn tho~t the miursro the liess
(Coet nptil ontrov0eir.) l