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yOLL)M12 XXXV. LAURENS, SOUIMH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1920.
Railroads Returned to Pri
WALKER D. HINES
No Reference is made to liteqiuest of
Itallro(i Uiilons to Veto 1ill1. mines
Vested with Executive Authorily
Providedl for in the 11111.
Wn'sing 1 1ton, .14(eb. 29.--Aierica's
rail transportation systems, operated
as one great public utility since De
cenber 27, 1917, are again divided
among their 2:10 respective corporate
ow',ners. Tfe g:>vernment, has released
Director General iines, as tihe a.gent
of tle president, hands over tihe prop
i'ties and equipment, value at ap
prox.imately $2I,000,0 m i Gwim
old direction, free, except for the jluris
diction retailned by the government In
'the new railroad reorganization bill.
.While all arrangements for formal
restorat'ion of the nails. to their own
ers were completed yesterday by Mtr.
11ines, instructions went out today to,
operating ropresentativea of the rail
ro0ad adminiistrat lon, Informing theit
that they would "report to the proper
otllcials of the corporations which re
suime control at 12:01 a. i., March 1."
Of the gigantic organization, creat.
ed by former Director General N1c
Adoo, as a wartime expedient, only a
small part will remain. Regional offic
ials, federal managers and treasurers
and many high officials comprising
the director general's staff, will cease
to function as such at the designated
hour. Some of these have gone back
to their former places as oilcials of
the corporations, while others have
entered into new lines of endeavor.
lain Hines will continue in his pres
ent capacity until about May Ist. Al
though without any railroads to di
rect, he still faces the settlement of
literally thousands of claims, contracts.
and grievances. Only 147 of the 230
conipensaton contracts with the cor
porations actually were signed dur
ing government control, and the "e
mainder will continue to be subject
of negotiations. Diamage claims have
arisen of which many still are pend
ing. Labor has several thousand cas
es before the government wage boards,
and 'Mr. lines has assured the labor
spokesmen these will be concluded.
Sone will reqiuire the payient of ret
roactive wages, if decided in favor of
the workmers, and others will mviean
the establiishmnent of interprmetation of
agreement, which labor, of oourse, will
refuse to have altered by theo cor)o
rations. Alany effect genei'ai labo
policies and represent viVlly impor
tant questions from Ilie laior vie.iw.
The reply given by- President Wil
son to labor's objections to the reor
ganiiziationi bill wvil be considered to
morrow by the raIlroad union chiefs.
All of the union ex ecuitives who are
here will be1 caliled into conferenee for
the purpose of agr'eeing on a pub1l1Ic
expression of railroad labor's atti
There wias no indiention ton ight as
to setimient among the leader's who
had( readI the priesidlent's statement In
answver to ' 'eir~ request that lhe with
hold his approval fr'om the bil1l. They
said( they had rtated their case andl
that tuntil a pol1icy can lhe dleterminued,
they would remain ailent as '.o fu
With the lines again under' 'private
control there wvill be almost immedi
ately a resuimptioni of the "(lays of
competition." Corporation headls have
been preparing for this for several
months. Thue variouis r'oads will at
tempt to dlivide again the business
which has been handled jIointiy duir
ing~ federal control, repor'ts indicated.
Th'ie r'oads go back to private control
under largely new cond(it1ions. The
railroad bill, signed last night by the
presidlent, gives the systems certaini
newv privileges, hut as an offset, it
enlarges the interstate commerce comn
mision, both In powers and person
nel. 'rhe corpioations no longer are
masters completely of their bond is
sues, nor are they allowved to stand
solidlly against labor for' labor's de
mands, if not met by arbitration and
negotiation between the par'ties con
corned, go to the high court iprovided
ja, the bIll and on which sit it ai-.
(Conued on Paen Four,)
CONTENDER FOlR CLElK'S PLACE.
It. A. Sullivanl, Jr., A~nnounces Candi.
daey for Clerk of Court. Politics
1). A. Sullivan, Jr., at present em
loyed Iin the local post oice but a
licutenant. of infantry in the I18th In
fantry of the Thirtieth Division in
the 'World War, has formally an
ngunced his entrance into the race for
Clerk of Court of this county, as will
be seen in another column of this pa
per. Mr. Sullivan states that he 1,
out to winl and exiCects to give a good
account of himself when tle canm
paign starts. While no othtrc eatidi
dates have as yet formally annoinced,
the incumbent, Mr. C. A. Power, and
a former clerk, .\lr. .John F. I3ol, have,
both indicated to their frieitd 'hat
they would be in the race.
A contest for the sleriff's ollice is.
also indicated by current re)orts. Co
lIumbus I,. Owings, at present .i ief of
the rural police, is undersi .'ia to b
an avowed candidate in opposition to
Sheriff S. 'Cr. Reid, ,xho will run for
re-election. it is rumored that otheirs
'will'also seek this olice.
A contest will likely develop for be
county's seat in the state senate. Col.
J. H. Wharton, the present senator,
has not announced whether or not he
will run again but numerous sugges
tions are being made as to other like
ly senatorial timber. Among those
spoken of has been A. C. Todd, 1Ksq.,
nicinber of the local bar, but lie las
not expressed himself on the question.
1on. R. ). Boyd, at present a iembe
of the lower house of the general as
sembly, Is another one mentioned for
the race. While he is known to hav.,
the matter under consideration, he
has made no definite announcement.
The race for the lower house will
likely bring out its usualy large num
ber of candidates. lion. I). r. Kinard,
of course, will not be in the race again
because he expects to take up his resi
dence in Ninety Six immediately after
the present session adjourns. Ilon. .1.
H11. Davls has not stated whether or.
not 110 will he in the race and, as said
above, Hon. R. ID. Boyd is considering
the race for the senate. . Mr. A. II.
Moore, at present a imlember of the
county board of commissioners I
spoken of as a probable contender ill
Senator Dial Here.
'Sen. N. 'B. Dial came down from
Washington Oaturday afternoon and
spent several days in the city. The
senator is looking well and says that
he is enjoying the best of health. He
had nothing particular to give out as
to his work in congress, but said that
lie was working hard and trying to
represent the state to the best of his
ability. tic said that lie wished to
compliment the work the local
schools are doing here as evidenced
by tile stand his owl children are tak
ing in the Washington schools. They
were able to take the next gradts from
the last they spent here very easily
and( are able to coni)te with the
Washington children very successful
ly in spite of tile fact thlat theC Wash
ington 44ch0ols are condul~cted on a
very high lplane withu teachers of the(
best training. Senl. !Dal returned to
Washington .\lday nighlt.
W1ree(ks i 'lny TIrains.
When twvo freight car's jumlped the
track and rolled down the embllanlk
ment near' tile l'ast Main street bridge
of the C., N. & I. railroad yesterday
ab~out 11oon, considerale dlamage was
(lone to tile track and rolling stock,
causinlg the (delay of lilassenger and
freight trains for several hlours'. A
wreck onl tile C. & W. C. railroad be
tween hlere and( Augusta also delayed
tile train from thlat dlirection last
night. Both tracks were cleared last
night and1( trains will mlake thleir regu
lar schedules today.
Sidney L. Madden D~ead.
Tile remains of Sidney L. Madden,
who died at thle Confederate Home in
Columbia a few days ago, wvere
brought to Mount Pleasant Church
Wednesday afternloon and~ laidi to rest
in tile churchyard. Mr. Madden was a
l,aurens county citizen and as a boy
lhe enlisted in thle 'Confederate service I
wvith tile State or reserve guards. Hie
was about 76 years old.
1tey. Vermlillion to Preach.
.Rev. C. 10. Vermillon, *who hlas been
confinedl to is home for soveral weeks
on account of influenza, has suffieient
ly recovered to be out again and an
nounces that he will fill his5 regular
appointments at Mt. .Pleasant end
nnnvnrdanm churenhes nnyt .adin
SENATE AGREES '
Truce is Reached and Do
Pressing Measures. I
promise Will Be Dropr
Washington, .irch t.--Conv inced
that for the present their labors to
break the peace treaty deadlock are a
Waste of time, senate leaders movd
today to get the treaty out of the way
of g;ressing lehalation and to let the
issues rased by the ratification fight
go into the political campaign for de
Under the plan agreed to and ap
parently aciuiesced in by all eIlents
of both parties, coimpromi)Ise negotla
tions on the c Crueial reservatlon to
article tenl are to he dropped, readop
ion of the Republican reservation
program of the last session is to be
completed as a formality, and then a
final ratiflcation vote Is to be taken
to 1put the treaty out of the seniate
and into the campaign.
Some senators predicted tonight
that the final vote, which It is conced
(d on bo0 hsides will record another
failure to ratify, would come within
the next three days. Among most of
the leaders, however, the plrediction
was that the smouldering dobate
would take at least the remainder of
the week to burn itself out in spite of
general co-operation to keep it sharp
ly under control.
The decision to hasten action was
reached when the Republican leader
convinced the Democrats would block
ratification unless the article ten res
crvation were modified, determined to
stand by their guns and insist that
the reservation go into the ratification
resolution without any change of sub
stance or of languaige. III this re
affirmation they acceded to a demand
CONTROLS WATTS COMMON
Around 1,7004) Shares of Watts Mills
Common Ilught by Greenville Syn.
.dilcate at. Around $110 per Share.
According to Information which may
well be considered as authoritative,
the majority of the common stock of
the Watts Mills, this city, passed into
the hands of a Greenville syndicate
headed by 11. J. Haynsworth during
the past few days. For some time spec
ulation has been rife on account of
activity An Watts Common and many
rumors as to it have been abroad. J.
W. Thackston and associates, of
Greenville, were known to be buying
or securing options on a majority of
the stock and it was stated in some
qiarters that this had been proffered
to Mr. Stevens, of New York, selling
agent andi owner of most of the pre
ferred stock, but that Mir. Stevens had
not accepted the proposition. It is
now understood that Mr. Thackston
made new overtures to the owners of
the stock and secured a reduction in
price to $1-10 per share. Hg~ thereup
on) 11o1d hIs opt ions and holdings to the
(Greenvi lle syndicate headedl by Mr.
Since the preferred stock of the mill
carries a v'otinag power, tihe majority
common stock owners (10 not control
the mill, according to mill authorities,
and( wvill not control it until Ithe pre
ferred stock is retired.
Mr. .Haynesworthu is qluoted as say
ing that no0 changes in the conduct of
the mil1l1 i conteumplated.
Krelsler at Simrlanburg1.
The WVoman's Music Club, of Spar
tanburg, has announced a concert
by F'ritz Kreiser, the world renownued
violinlist, to apepar at the Converse
College auditorIum on the evenin~g of
M\onday, March) 8th. As noted in the
adivertisenment of the concert carried
in) todlay's paper, tickets may beC 0)
tained by writinag the *Ium Ire Book
Store at Spartauburg. Concerts of
such rare note are generally 'end
ed by many music lovers of 1. ;vi
('inity and it is very probale that this
one0 will lprove no0 excep~tion to the
Incoome Tax Manm to B~etuirn.
After spending sever~al ,days in the
city helping local income tax payers
to make out their blanks, the governm
mlent assistants left for another city
Thursday. Before leaving they an
n)ounceed that they wvouild return here
next Monday to render fur ther assist
ance for thlose who were unable to see
them lnnt week.
10 LET TREATY
) INTO CAMPAIGN
:ument Will Give Way to
legotiations to Get Corn
by th Itepuiliicans Iirreconeilably op
Iosed to ratification, who had intima
led that. they might adopt methods of
their own to wreck the Repuiblicall
program if they saw signs of weak
Cning onil article teln.
The coitp of the irreconcilables in
this Iringinog the treaty fight to a
truee was a virtual repetition' oi the
Iove by Which several weeks ago they
ild(led the bmipartisan compromise ne
gotiations by bringing pressiure to
bear (;n the lepublican leaders when
ani ag reeTim enIt. seem 'ed imm ien
iil din1g thi balalee of pOWer, their
votes have to be counted on by the
Rtepublicans to adopt any of the pro
nosedl reservations, and in addition
they are understood to have pointed
out thit if their counsels were disre
garded they easily could talk the
treaty over into the campaign under
tihe senate rule of utgimnited debate.
In fact a program of extensive de
bate already had been inaugurated by
tlie irreconcilables, members of the
group having held the floor several
hours each day during last week's
sessions. I'nder today's agreemeint.
are expected not only to discontinue
that program but to vote with the Re
publieans as they did last session In
The senate took no action on tile
treaty during today's session, which
was cut. short by adjournment on ac
count of the death of Senator Bank
head. Under iinan imous consent the
vote to have lien taken today on the
domnestie questions reservation %was
put over until tomorrow.
VOLD WEATHER DDAMPEN.4
liE AL ESTATE A ll) i
Smia'dl Crowds Attend nleH of Ieal
Estate Last TIhu rsday and Friday.
I-xtremely cold weather prevented a
large crowd from attending the n
ion sales of Laurens Trust Company
iroperty held last Thursday and Fri
lay, but a part of the several proper
les was sold and confirmed.
Two of the three stores of the S!m
nons property on the public square
6vere sold, the store on the east end
eing bought by Mr. John A. Franks
or $22,500 and the store on the West
m1(d going to Dr. CIlifton -Jones for
$20,0)5. ,Both of these sales )were
-onflrined, but the center lot remained
On Todd Avenue, one lot ext to Mr.
James \lilam was sold to Alr. J. Willie
Hlenderson for $1,550. Mr. .lilai
bought tile lot ill tile rear of his hoimle
ror' $t 10.
The sr.le of the Jrby home, and lots
was called off, while several of the
lots Oil Gray's liiill werie 90' I andl lie
r'emainder' left for another sal.
New Ituiral Pulicemeni.
Tlhie Clerle of (Courit's offlee has been
')fllilally notifiedl of the aini~iiiitmn
'if tile followving as 'llural P'olic'emeni
for' 12aureais counity f'or thle next two
vear is: Columlbus La. Owens, chief; A.
I. Bloyd, Sam M1. Thompson, 'T. I).
Abr'aims andl (laud 12. Owings. All of
these offieers have sei'ved in this ('a
pacity biefor'e except ('laud I2. Owings,
who is a new man, aluthough lie has
had experience in this k indl of work,
having serv~edl as de'puity iuderu J. I .
W. Watts in the sheriff's ofllee. As
linioun (Cd previously, the nummbei' has
been m'ed uced( from seven to live. As
soonl as bond Is arirainged thmeiri coin
miissions will be isued.
Duiibar Male Quartet.
Thme 'Dunbar Male Quar t et, thle fourithI
inumber' of Ijie local TLyceumi Course,
will be thme attriaction at the school
aud11toiuim thIs eveninug. TIh Is quiar'
let is compoi~sel of versatile singer's,
inst ru mental. musiains as vwell ais
Swviss 'Hell Ilinger's. This will proh
libly b~e one of the most entertaIning
numbei's of the entire courise and a
larg~e audience Is expiectedl from the
ity' ando surrmounding teirritory.
Sale ('alled Oft.
The sale of the dr'uig store owned by
he late Dr. fl. F., Posey, announced
last week as having beeni madec to Dr.
3. L. -Bolt, of Ware Shoals, has been
3alle'd off. Dr'. Bolt has bought a drug
utorn in Grennville,
Capt. AthuIrtit Lee Joins Force of Abl
hei e-41 reentwood 1u1ua11 il Insurant Vce
Iinoicemeii ,vas made in The
lidex-Jonilal, of Greeiwood, several
days ago that Capt. Arttir 14e, for
m11(1r business imanger of The Adver
tiser and still part owner of the Pa
her. had becoile affiliated with tlie
Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual Fire Ini
sura nce Association1 as assistalit to
General Agent J. It. Blake. Capt. Lee
has been iII the ,Ilsirance business
with newspaper work as a sidelinel,
or in the newspaper blisiless wlit in
sut ranIce as a sideline since h is returnI'll
from i'France(, bitt will now devote ils
entire tnie to the developmtent of Ihe
insurlance busini QsS. His dlties will
call iIIII to 14lurens from time to
time, affordiig imti anl opportunity to
Check up1)" his local interests which
Ie still reta ins. The following is the
anniitounticenoent of his ciange as C-r
r'ied in tihe Greelwoo(I paptIr:
Capt. Arthiir Le has resignedI as
city editor of The Index-Journ111al to be
affiliated with ithe Abbeviilie-4ireenei
wood Mutual Fire 1Isuirance company
as assistant geieral agent. Nr. .1. 11.
Blake Is general agent of this com
pany. This addition to the officers Is
made necessary because of ilcreased
business, the total inistiranice now inl
force beig approximately $12,000,000.
Mlr. Lee has had considerable experi
ence in fire insirance work ( and will
be a valuable addition to the coll
jany's force. 'le Will travel the great
er part of the time and will cover
tile 11; counties ini this state In which
the com1paly is now writing businiess.
\1r. I've has been colnected with the
I ndex-l ournal for the past severLl
moitlis and](] will be greatly Imlissed, not
onl ly by the other imemtbers of the
staff, btt also by the matiy people!
.w\it whomu It has Come in coILact
while doing newspaper work.
GLEE CLUll COM3NG.
Greenville Womai's College Gle' Cilb
to be HIere Next 3ouday Evenltig.
The Greenville Woman's College
Glee Clib of seventeelnembers, will
entertain a Laurl'ens audience at the
Opera 1louse next Monday evning. Miss
Flora hientt, who is a student at
0. AW. C. this year, was In the city
visiting her parents for the week-end
and arranging for the concert. It is
understood that the Glee 'lIib is (nle
of the hest that the co!lege has ever
Plt out anldo lunch initerest is beltig
taken hleer. ill their cotiing.
Deatih of 31r. 1. T. 3monroe.
3.\lr. h'ugetne II. .lonroe died at hlis
hoie inar Ninety Six yesterday at
two o'(lIock] an(d Was laid to rest this
afternoon at three In the Saletm
Chu1itrich eemetery, tlie services being
condliucted by Rtev. 0. A. JeffCoat. The
deceased was boril itn Liten'I(s Coity
May 12, 1876 and has been imakinag hi is
home in this coutniy for a n1umliber of
years. lesides his wife he is sur
viv~ed by fouir (hi ldreni, I orroh, age
15,, I'ug(ene, age 12, D~an iel age 5 and~
.1 (s5 ph1, a.ge 2. Thle follow intg brothi
(ers and1( sisters also survive: .lrs. h1fl
tie I lturnsi, I arksda le: . s. ILeil1a
Shock ley, Iliark sdalIe; .ls. Zinnne11r
man11, Saluda; .\rs. Mat tie Illerson.,
Laurens; .\l iss Sarah Mon roe, Lau
rens and10 Mr. Vernonl Mon roe, L aurenis.
Hie was a Chri ist ian genitiman of a
high typ te and leaves many frietnsdl who
join withi the famiil y In thieir hereave
Illenlt. M..31Oi Moro died of pnleumon111ia
followin'1 g inf I luenz'a and1( at t he prtes
elit timIle Itis wife, four chil d ren , 01ne
sister ando onec br'other-iln-law are at
is home ill withi thle flut.-G reen wood
I ndex-.1 stlornl (Tuiesday, Feb. 2.1.)
liest lloom~ (losedh Next Week.
On account (of court beint in session
thle ladies rest room1 in the courti house
will he closed duHring all oif tnext week.
A business session of thte (lulb~V wi be
hield TIuesday evenling at t; o'clock, It
being thboughtI thtat thle work oif the
outfor that day wilibe finiished by
Gets AnnaptiOills ApplnIment.
Walker W. 1 loller, soni of 11ev. and
Mt's. A. 10. Holler, of this city, has
I'een tnmed by Senator Dial as the
successful appllicant for tihe scholar
siIp at the Alinapolis nlaval laeemy.
Mr'. I lollet' is now a stud~ent at \Vof..
(Criminial (Court Next Week.
Thle March term of CrimInal Court
wvIll convene nlext 'Mondtay morninig.
Judge TP. S. Sense, of Spartanhutrg, will
TO RAl1IY TR[ATY
Split Kills Hope for Early
i-teheoek "I4obllobs" wI ii Ieetn
e(lables. 1(lenders See P'rospect. of
Trenlly Fie-ht1 (4,41ng Into ('am1pign,.
fillei(Ok and llorah ('onfer.
\\ashinvgton, Feb. 28.--.-Another lay
of oratory anl maneuverilg in the
senate en(le(d toillght with virtually
all elelents inl the treaty fight agree
ing that ratifleation seemed far away.
Cetting <lown to rock bot tomt in
their calculations, tle leade's are tin
(lerto00(d to have agree that, tunless
some lne'xpee(d circmilstalces alters
tle selate alignment, elouglih votes
can not be brought togethIiei to either
m11o(ify the Republican article 10 res
(rvation or secure ratifleation of the
treaty without such a modifieation.
in this situation, a disposition be
v'ane alparntt anong the treaty's
friends and foes alike to bring the
senate debate to an end, and let the
issue go iideci(le(d into th(' political
campaign. By unaninons consent it
was a;eed to vote Monday on the
reservation, which has been pending
for two( days, and in some ii arters it
was predIcted that a final vote on the.
treaty itself would be reacled Cbefore
the end of next week.
At least twenty l)mocrats, it was
saiI on both sides apparently were
(letermined to stand steadfastly with
President Wilson in opposing ratifica
in unlesi a change could be made
in the article 10 reservation which tio
President had said would cut the heart
out of the treaty. In administration
(uarters it was predicted that the
itiliber WOul Id be well in excess of
twenty, bit the latter figure was ac
cepted generally as ant absolute in
In. adition there are at least. four
tven Republicans and Democrats
handed together in the Irreconcilable
camp against ratification in any form
and It would take a total of only
thirty-three votes to defeat any rati
The dletertilnat-ion of the adinis
Iration Democrats to fight to the last
Oitch for their position became mark
cd diiuing the (lay's conferences and
in se 1 quarters it was intimated that
th y had. h lar(d again from the White
llou:we rewrdirI ng article 1W. The party
le:uler, Senator 'HIitehcock of Nebras
ka, sai( no new coniuii eationt on the
aubiect had come throngh hin, but
added that he had no reason to be
lieve the President had chianged his
As ol( restult of te sit uatioll, t lie
a(llinistration fo( ces andt(1 the i'o
''ontcilab tles, who htave bleen arch- cie
iis lthrotughouit the I lng trety'lI 'Oil
troversy~:, have been t hr owni togethier1
in iterest 'endI throutghi thteir leader'is
ar tunitde rstood1( tot have a greed to keep
it (lose' touch dutrintg the ntext week's
mtantr'uvint. Theiiy did( so t oday, Pen
ator1 llitchIem k andu Senta tto' Dorahi.
lRepulican. Idaho, a leader' amoitg the
'i(it'irr telablIe grou p, hiol dinig freqttet
it the same way the break hot weun
Sentaltor Ili tchi(ock anid thIt ttiitd r'es
er'vationt liepubilits, witht whtoit he
has worked for' tmanty weeks for a comn
promttise', was brotughtt to an open1
breach dluing the day's debate. In
sha rp etashtes withi Sen atotrs Kellogg,
both Itof the iitd i'eset'vat ion gr'ou'jp,
Ste Demtocratic Ieadei' declared thain
whIile they had ptosedl as frlinds of thte
ti'eaty they htad worked by '"contemt
tile''"t means to linte u p thle Repubi
Iltans for (lestrloying r'eserv'at ions.
Sentatot' lIitchceock also chtar'ged thIat
Sentator1 K ellogg hadl contspi red "ito
tia ci" thte foreign relations commtttit tee
witht enemies of thte trteaty, att as
sCt ort whichi drtew a heat ed dlential
fi'omi the Aillitnnesat o sen ator., l(' saidl
hte had( wanted t'at if'at ion from thte
first and1( added that while he "'(oni
gi'at ulated"' Sentator1s I1i t.hcock aitd
Borah and '"ttheir new alinee,'' he
Iilthock and Kellogg recal led thte
fact titat thte Miinnesota sentator had
htittse'lf been unsuccessfutllIy urged for
a place on thte for'eign relatIons comt
miittee by htis friends it thj senate.
Senator' Kellogg mtade no~ refe'rence to
thti nn the floor, htnwuvei'.