Newspaper Page Text
- V im X'xv. LAUP ENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, Wt- I %ESDAY, JANUARY 7. 19
OG RADICRS MAD[
Government Goes Out After
IN ONE DAY
govornmodt not only Conducts Most
Extensive Itaid in Its History but
Alno Its Most Thorough. Literature
teIsed in New York and Other I'lac.
Washington, Jan.. 2. Tho greOatesti
round-up of radicals in the nation's
history was conducted tonight by the
government acting through depart
ment of justice agents in :13 cities
stretching from coast to coast.
At midnight reports indicated that
more than 1,500 members of the com
munist and comfmunist-labor party,
against whom the raid,; were directed,
were in custody, and department of
justice officials expressed the opinion
that daylight would see twice that
number behind the bars.
Not alone was the round-up tho
largest yet conducted by the govern
ment in itsi efforts to rid the country
of radicalism, but in the view of ofie
lals it was; the most thoroughly car
ried out. Department of justice agents
had been instructed several days ago
and at 9 o'clock tonight the move was
begun on the. radical headquarters,
whether in Portland, Me., or in Port
Department of jusltice operatives
were affected to catch the radicals
"with the goods on," and that. these
directions were carried out was evi
denced in rel.orts particularly from
New York, where the o ces of com
munist iiewspopers were raided, and
front New England, where consid
able literature prepared for dissem
ination by the two parties was seized.
The primary object .f the. raids As
sistant Attorney General Garvin an
nounced, was the obtaining of evi
dence upon which the department of
labor might proceed with the deporta
tion of undefsirables.
The larger cities in which raids were
Now York, Baltimore. Boston, lBuf
falo, Chicago, Cleveland, Donver, Des
Moines, )etroit, Grand Rapids, Hart
ford, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kan
sas City, Los Angenes, Louisville, Mil
Waukqo, Newark, ' Omaha, Philadel
phio, Pittsburg, Portland ,(Me.): Port
land, (Oro.); Providence, San Fran
'ctico, Scranton, Spokane, St. Louis,
St. Paul, Springileld, Mass., Syracuse,
Toledo, and Trenton.
Minor raids were made in other
The bggest "bag" of the radicals
-was made in New York, where at mid
night more than 300 had been arrest
ed and sent to Ellis Island. From a
dozen Fow England cities 300 or more
of the communists were gathered and
In Detroit the raiders found plentiful
supply, takinag about 100 into custody.
Chicago and -Philadol pia supipliod
more than 120 and Buffalo about 100.
A larger number than i any previous
raid was reported from practically all
of' the cities.
in Now York the raids were under
the personal supervision of Chief
F~lynn, head of thte department of Jus
tice secret service and 800 warrants
'wo issued for the arrests of radicals
*n tifo metropolis.
Attorney General Palmer personally
directed the great round-up from
Washington, . which, federal officIals
here stated. had as its definIte aim
fhe riddIng of the United States of
overy alien who has plotted agaitnt
t~he Amerlean governnment. The raids
were q aciflcally directed against the
communigst party and the community
The general charge of attempting to
overthrow the government by force
and violence was placed against thte
persons arrested during the raids. Of
ticlals declared they believed that
several hundred members of th comn
munist and communist-labor parties
would be behind the bars before morn
Omlals here declared tile natIon
wide round..up was the most complete
fy planned and the machinery was the
best olleil for this of any raids launch
ed against the radical element in this
country. It was arranged some ten
4ays ago that the raid should take
place tonight antd confidential commut
A'NOTIIER SURVE~Y ORDERED.
Highway Engineer instructed to Sur.
Toy Gray Court-Woodruff Road for
'Top Soil Improvement,
At a recent meeting of the county
highway commission Engineer N. C.
Hughes was instructed to begin a sur
vey of the road between Gray Court
and the Enoree River bridge leading
to Woodruff, with a view of having it
graded and top-soiled as soon as con
struction forces can reach it. This
will be a county 'project rather than a
state-aid project and work may begin
on it at an early date.
Speaking of other plans now in
view, Mr. Hughes said that a con
struction force would begin on the
Waterloo road from this end at an
early date a.d another one near Cold
'Point to work this way. The force
now working from Cross 11111 Is ex
pecting to tie up with the Waterloo
road at Cold Point and then to begin
work on thi road running from Cold
Point to the Greenwood county line
via Waterloo. As is already general
ly known the highway from Laurens
toward Waterloo and Gross IHill has
been radically changed, the start from
this city being made near the old
Messer Babb home on Farley Avenue
and striking in a direct line toward
Madden Station and from there to
Cold Point where the road divides,
one wing leading to Cross Hill and
the other to Waterloo and on to the
Greenwood county line.
DOUBLE MURUER CHARGED.
Will Motes, Colored, Lodged in Jail
Charged with Burning House Over
Wife and Child.
Will Motes, a colored man from the
vicinity of, Cross Hill, was lodged in
jail last week on a warrant charging
him with double murder and arson.
It is alleged in the warrant that Motes
killed his wife and then set fire to the
house they occupied, cremating the
woman and their little child lying be
side her. The charred remains of the
two bodies were found in the ashes of
No direct ovidence has yet -been
made public connecting Motes with
the crime, but he is being held pend
ing further examination into the- case.
The theory of the peace officers Is
that Motes, who was reputed to have
quarrelled .with his wife frequently,
slew her i a fit of rage following a
dispute over where they should live
this year find following the killing
burned the house over her head to
cover up bicrininating evidence.
Rev. Vermillion Accepts Call.
Rev. C. E. Vermillion has accepted
a call to a recently organized field of
Baptist churches composed of Chest
nut Ridge, New Prospect, Mount Pleas
ant and Beaverdam churches, his ser
vices beginning with the new year.
-Rev. Vermillion has resigned one of
the charges he formerly served, that
of Warrior Creek, and will preach two
Sundays in each month at each of the
churches in his new field.
nications wvere sent to department of
justice representativos and United
States attorneys in the thirty-three
Department of justic.- agents desir
ed most of all to capture incriminating
documents, not so much of the liter
ature and .propaganda but papers
showing details of the communist or
ganizations in each city. It was In
dicated that if such evidence were ob
tained, deportation of the persons con
cerned would be an easy matter. As
in the case of the mfemnbersi of the
Union of Russian Workers several
score of whom were aboard the trans
iort funford, which sailed from New
York ten days ago, members in cards
in the organization were regarded by
officials as constituting the best, doe
umentary eviceence on which to base
Officials said the only difference'be
tween the communist party and the
communist-labor party was one of
leadlership. flothi have been endeavor
irmg to bring about the establishment
of a soviet form of government in
this country s.'nce their organization
last September, according to officials.
D~ocumonts gathered by federal
agents recently show conclusively, it
was saidi, that plans weore drawn up
by the leaders of each ot these par
ties to deOvelopm a score or more of
soviets throughout the country. These
wore to be merged under a soviet
conJnell similar to that which nowv ex
ists in Russia according 'to Mr. Gar
SERVICE FLAG FURLED
AT BAPTIST CIIUICII
Impressive Services held at First Hap.
List Church Marked by Address b3
Gov. R. t. Cooper.
With impressive ceremonies, mark
ed by an addressed by Gov. R. A,
Cooper, the service flag which has
hung in the First Baptist church since
early in the World War was furled
Sunday night in the presence or a
large congregation. The services
were 'presided over by the pastor of
the church, Rev. Samuel H. Temple
man, who presented the Governor as
"One not ashamed to be known as an
humble follower of the Cross."
In addition to the address by Gov.
Cooper a beautiful musical program
was rendered by the choir and follow
ing the address of the evening the flag
was gently lowered by little Miss Ada
Catherine Owings, whose three broth
ers were represented on the flag. Af
ter it had ben carefully rolled up by
Gov. Cooper and the pastor it was de.
livered into the hands of Mrs. I. C
Crisp, chairman of the ladies' commit
tee which ra'isecl it, with the admoni
tion by the pastor to keep it for the
church as a silent reminder of the
ideals for which the church's sol
diers had fought.
Gov. Cooper, in his address, sound
ed a keynote of warning against th.
radical tendencies of the day as well
as the temptations which beset the I"
dividuals of the nation as a result of
the great increasd in wealth. I am
glad, he said, to hear of the prosperity
which abounds on every hand but he
hoped that in the enjoyment of this
wonderful prosperity the people would
not forget the duties and responsibili
ties -which rested upon diem as the
leaders of the world. The United
States, he -aid, was looked upon not
only as the leading nation of. the
world in a financial way but must ac
cept the leadership in morals and re
ligion if the prestent civilization is to
be saved and progress and advance
ment made. He pointed to the success
ful drive in his own church and the
.progrespive movement. being carried
on throughout the nation as good
omens of the future and urged that
the ideals which the churches profess
ed he lived up to in order that a bet
ter (lay may come. To Christianity he
pointed as 'he load star to lead on to
world ipeac)", lauding the efforts of
President Wilson to bring the war to
a conclusion with a peace intended to
put an end to all wars. le admonish
ed the returned soldiers to take the
leadership in shaping the destinies of
the nation, saying that he was confi
dent that the same spirit which actu
ated them in going to war, the spirit
that brought it to a successful con
clusion, would prompt them to "car-.
ry on" in the fight for purity of life
and a high standard of Christian liv
The service flag of the church held
52 stars representing 52 men of the
congregation -who were in the service.
TWO LEGAL SALES.
Jannary Salesday Attratsi Large
Crowd to Town for Business Pur
poses but Legr4 Sales are Small.
-Menday was January salcsday and
a large crowd of peonie wvas in town
for business purposes, but only two
legal sales were made, these being by
Clerk of Couirt Powdr.
In the 'settlement of the estate of
the late WV. W. Jones. of this city, the
frame dwelling on the east side of
North Harper Street. now occupied
by Mr. and Mrs. B. B. -Hill, was sold
to Mrs. H1i11 for' a conslderation of
In the rettlement of the estate of
the late Ut. H. Hudgens, a 2 1-3 acre
tract near Miadden Station was sold
to B. Y. C'iibertson for $237.50.
The .lheriff also sold a touring car
uinder foreelosure proceedings for a
small consideration, the car being
bought in 'ty interested parties.
SHRIINERS TO MEET.
Organizatloon Moeting to be Held
Thursday Nialht FOlowed by Re
freshuments at the Laurens IHotel.
Th Shriners of the city and suir
rounding country are looking forward
with a great deal of interest to an
organizatlon meeting to be held ini the
Masonic' Hall Thursday night, begin
ning at 7::30 o'clock. F'ollowing the
meeting in thme hall, the Nobles will re
pair to the ,aurens Hotel wher' re
freshments will be served. All of the
Shriners of the vicinity are expected
to hn present.
MAYOR BABB WILL
Made Definite Statement Yesterday
that lite Will he in the Race to Sue.
When asked yesterday if ho would
enter the mayoralty race this year for I
re-election, Mayor Babb stated detin- I
itely that his hat was In the ring and t
that he wouild offer for re-election. I
Mayor Bab' has been mayor of the .
city since 1908, except for one two- a
year term 'iring which Mr. J. C. Ow- a
ings administered the city affairs. 1
Specula) ton as to opponents of the a
incumbent have been rife during the s
past few weeks and several men have v
been mentioned as porsible contend
ers. Mr. John A. Franks, who opposed
Mayor Bahh in 1918, has been prom
inently mentioned. When asked sev
eral days ago as to his intentions, he
sad(1 that he had had the matter under a
consideration but his present inclina
tion was not to run. Capt. W. R. i
Richey, anpther pos=ible contender,
said yesterday that he also had had v
the matter under consideration but
that he woaild make nte announcement It
until after the meeting of the Demo
cratic club Thursday of this week. Mr.
A. V. Todd, another one spoken of as
a candidate, said that he had not had
the matter under consideration.
''he regular pre-election meeting of
the city democratic club is to he held ni
in the c'i rt house Thursday after
noon at -1 o'clock when machinery
will be perfected for holding the elec- 0
tion besides election of oflicers for
the ensuing two years. 1;
Aldermanic candidates have so far
been very modest, not yet. showing
their heads above the cover. The on
ly aetivity among the smaller fry i
seems to'be in Ward 3. In which is lo
cated the La'mrens Cotton Mills. Among
those spoken of as probable candidates
hsides the incumbent Mr. J. M. iel- $
iamnLs, are Messrs. II. P. Poole and .Jim
MMR . (4EO. A1. BR1OW NING,9 J1. 11
Whiow of nfe Legislater Died at. Her e
.Home in GoldV ille Thursday.
Mrs. Lillian 'Burns Browning, wife
of the late Geo. A. Browning, .Jr., of
Goldville, ,lied at her home there !,
Thursday evening after an illness of
several weeks. Death was due to
pneumonita. The funeral was held at 0
(oldville the following day and th
remains placed in the Blalock vault y
in the cemetery there.
Mrs. Browning was the daughter of a
Mrs. B. C. Burns, of Barksdale Station. 1
Hler husband, one time representative i
from this county in the state legisla- j,
ture, died during the influenza epi- a
demic in the fall of 1918. They have
three small children to survive them. .
She is also survived by her mother,
two brothers, Messrs. Eugene and Don i
Burns, of Barksdale Station, two sis- e
ters, Mrs. C. R1. Ree-ler, of Clinton, y,
and Mrs. Alvin Coleman, of Fountain y
Inn, besiden a brother-in-law, James e
Browning, and a sister-in-law, Miss S
Mattie Ban Browning, both of Gold- _
vylle. Hecr father-in-law, Mr. Geo. A. s
Browning, Sr., died at his home in p
Goldyille jnst about t wo weeks ago. ~
Mrs. Browning was a young -womant
of pleasing disposition, who made a
friends wherever she was known.
With three small children left as or- h
phians the circumstances of her death tl
was peculiarly sad and much synm
pathy has grone out to them in their
NEW REAiLTY COMPANY FORM)ED.
Peimetto Realty Company Formed in
this City with Hloldlings PrIncipally 0
in the Rennto Sectin, h
The Palmetto Realty Company is a
the name 6f a new corporation formed ~
recently in the city and formal or
ganization gone Into Monday. Mr. RI.
TL. Gray, of Gray Court, is president
of the concern, Mr. E. P. Minter, vice
president, Mr. RI. A. Hlalfb, secretary
and treatsurer' and Mr. H. A. Sullivan,
general manager. The concern is
capitalized at $30,000 and has its hold(
ings prineinally in the Renno section. 1
Mass Meeting T'onighut,
A mass meeting of' all denomina- a
tions of the city wilt he held in the 1
irtBaptist church tonight in the]
interest of tihe Anti-Saloon League of
Amorien. lRev. McAlister, a represend~i
ta.tive of the league, will be present to I
deliver afi atddress. The publ Ic is in- Il
vited to aittenid it is underrtoodl that y
all the churches of the city have cnn-t
c(lled thle regular prayer meletin g ser- d
vices in orsler that they wvill not con
fiet with the mass mecthuig. e
MANY REALTY DEALS.
lishiop and Wolff Anaounce a La rg
Number of Deals 3rude In Laurens
Reattlty During Noveml er and De.
Chas. II. Hicks an' C. R. Bishop
cal estate ticalers, have announced a
urge number of real estate deals made
hrough them during the months of
dovember and D)ecembr, L-aurens
calty, said Mr. Hicks yesterday, is in
very healhy condition and there is
wide demand for property of all
inds, especially small residences. In
ddition to these sales, Mr. Hicks
tated that he has several others in
low that have not been entirely
Included in the November and D.
ember sales announced by these
rc'nts were the following:
W. -11. IHudgens to J. W. Todd, Jr.
nid W. R. Alecuen, dwelling for $1,000
Wml. Solomon to A. C. Phillips, farn
W. C. Lancaster to A. F. Teague
acant lot 'or $750.00.
A. F. Teau'rie to Mrs. Jackson, dwell
ig for $1,6100.00.
A. F. \lirtin to Murphy Mahaffey,
welling for $4.100.00.
P. A. Simpson to Mr. Brownlee, va
ant lot for $200.00.
Earl Wilon to ID. . Toddb and Wim.
olomon, husiness property for $25,
). i'. Todd to Paln(tto Auto & Ac
-"ory Co., business property for $17,
M' uen Q 1"I1o to Shell McDaniel.
>undry for $3,000.00.
lucian Woods to Weathers and
olt, farm for $2,700.00.
Todrl & McCuen to W. t. Myers,
Welling^ for $5.000.00.
N. D. Dial to W. G. Lancaster, dwell
1P for $1.700.00.
F. W. Lif le to J. F. Poole, farm for
0. 13. Simmons to Laurens Trust
n., litsin' -" property for $15.000.00.
C. F. Unouham to Mrs. Minnie F.
lakeley, d"e'olling for $1.000.00.
P. II. Owens to Peonles Co-Operative
tore Co., s;ore buildings for $1.200.00.
MS. RUTIH V. iOi BERTSON.
ormer Resident of this County Died
at (reenw m ood Thursday.
Mirs. Ruth V. Robertson, formerly
r this county, died at the home of her
iece, Mrs. Frank Pearce, in Green
'ood, Thursday morning, following
inc weeks of illness. The funeral
'rvices were held at Warrior Creek
aptist church Friday afternoon, be
rg conducted by her pastor, Dr. J. R.
ester, of Greenwood. Immediately
fter the services, the body was con
eyed to the cemetery where it was
id to rest beneath a mass of flowers.
The deceased was a widow of the
tte Stephen Robertson, who preced
Il her to the grave about sixteen
ears ago. Mrs. Robertson was 77
ears of age and was a native of this
unty, her home being at Barksdale.
he moved to Greenwood with her
Iece about seven years ago. She Is
Lriived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary
owers and Mrs. Corrie Duvall. She
'as a devout and nonsen~ted Chris
an and through all ,,f hier suffering
rio was gentle and submissitve.
Besides her relatives. she leaves a
ost of friends who join -with them in
AGED C:LINTrON L \DY DEAD.
[rs. Ruth S. Whitllek Passed Away
Sunday and Durled Monday.
Mr's. Ruth Spr'uell Whitlock, widiow
[the late 11. N. WVhitlock, (lied at the
nine of her son in Clinton Sunday
rtei' a long illness. Sihe wouild have
eeni 71 years of age on the 8th of tis
onth. She was buried in the family
lat In Clinton Moinday, Rev. Edward
ong, pastor of the Baptist church of
aat place, conductine; tile seirvices.
Mi's. Whitlock was tile mlother of
[r. W. II. Whitlock, of Laui'ens, and
survived by three other sons, R. Ii.,
S., and TV. L. Whitiock, all of Clin
m, and oneO daughter', Mrs. W. C.
Ishop, also of Clinton. She 'was a
'oman of high Christlin character
nd~ greatly beloved by all wvho knewv
"Unlcile Dock" Owen Dead.
"Uncle Dock" Owven, a native of
tis coun1ty bult. foi' many~ years a reCs
lent of Greenwood coauty whei'e lhe
nras coi'oner for seveiral terms, (lied at
)e county farm near' Greenwood Mon
ny: n igiht at ('ight o'clock and was
arie,1 vyetrdrray at onla, pring
Supreme Court Unholds
Slprenme 'Court Sustained Constitu
tionlulity of Provisions of Volstead
Act Prohlibiting Manufacturo and
Sale of 1-:; Per Cent Beer.
Washington, Jan. 5 ---y a margin
of one vote the supreme court today
uIphe ld the right. of congress to define
intoxieating liquors, in so far as ap
plied to waIrtime pro'.ibitiol.
In a : to -1 opinion rendered by As
soeint' Judice Irandcels. the court.
::istatind he constitutionality of pro
visions in t'ie Volstead prohibition en
forcement act prohibiting the manu
facture and sale of beverages contain
ing one half of one per cent or more
of alcohol. Associate Juatices Day.
Van Dlevanter, Meileynolds and
Clarke dIiss nted.
Validity of the federal' prohibition.
constitutional amendment and of
portions of the Volstead act affecting
Ls enforcement was not involved in
the proceedings but the opinion was
regarded as so sweeping as to leave
little hope among "wet" adherents.
In rendering the opinion, the court
sustained federal courf. decrees dis
:nissing injunetion proceedings to en
i'in federal authorities from prevent
In,~, Jacob Ruppert, a New York
)rewer froin mannufacturing beer con
tainin;g in excess of one half of one
-r cent but which he alleged was non
The "wets" iowever received a brief
ray of hope when shortly afterwards.
Associato JIstieellDay in an unanimous
ti):nion su s'lined the dismissal of in
dictments brought under the war time'
prohibition act against the standard
brewery of Unltimore and the Ameri
can lBrewing, Company of New Or
leans for manufacturing 2.75 per cent
hoer before the Volstead act -was
Following the rendering of today's
opinion, Assistant Attorney General
Frierson who has been in charge of
the prolibtion cases in the Supreme
Court announced that the department
of justice was ready to begin the pro
.ecution of all persons who havo sold
beer since the passage last October 28
of the Volstead act. Names of all
persons violating the act have been
-btainedl ')y the department and card
indexed and prosecutions, he said,
would begin at once.
Another Fight Coming.
New York, Jan. 5.-Another fight
for 2.75 perent beer will bo madt be
for'e the United States Supreme Court
accord(ing to Emery Blucknor who was
associated with Elihu Root as cousel
for Jacob Ruppert against whlom the
United States Supreme Court decided
Mr'. Root's firm is cotinsel for
Chrliistian Feigenspan, a Now Jersey
flrewving Corporation, which is seek
ing to restrain enforcement of the
eighteenth amendmet in 19ew Jersey.
T'he bill oni comla~iin in thO Ca-se says
that 2.75 per cent beer' is not intoxicat
ing and that "suchl fact has been detf
n itely deter'mined and demlonstratedi
"'The (iuestioin whether 2.75 percent
beer can he sold after tile eighteenth
amnfdmlent !s effective must be decid
ed in thle future," said Mr. Buckner.
TIoday's decision affects its status only
ulnder wartime prohibltion. Today's
decision r'ebates only to the war pow
er'a of congress. WVhen the amend
menlt is effective (iuestions will be
raised not ,mlly as to the validity of
its passage but also whether -or not
nion-intoxicating beer1 "an be sold un
Mi'. Tlickcner saw a ray of hope in
the fact that the courit wvas divided
on today's 'ecision, hut wnts not en -
eou ragedl by t hat portion1 of' the maji-.
oity decision saying that. congiress
hiad power' to flx a ataindardl of alco
hol ir con tent for the puiposes of ef..
feetivye enforeent. lie did( not care
tiodpredit w-h cet'r thi woldo lhe a
('onitroi-n lg lpr'eedenit. when the courit.
camne to )alSs on the validity of 9.Th