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k VL U . X xXV . L A U RBNS, so u r" C A R O L IN A , W E N S D Y M R H 4 2. .
TO PR[8I[T AGAIN
For Fourth Time Ratifica.
NOW GOES .
After Seven hours of Debate Decisive
Vote is Taken. 23 Democrats and 12
Republican "Irreconcilables" Vote
Against Treaty with Reservations.
\Vt shington, March 17.-The treaty
of Versailles -failed of ratification for
the fourth time tonight and then tile
senate voted to send it back to Presi
dent Wilton with a notification that it
had finally "refused to alvise and con
sent to its ratification."
On the decisive roll call the vote
was 49 for ratification to 35 against,
the opposition numbering in its ranks
20 democrats who were unwilling to
see the treaty go through with the
republican re';.rv:tionv obje.,ed to
.by the president and three democratic
and 12 republican irreconeilables.
Twenty-one democrats quit the pres
ident's l'-ad and voted for ratifleation,
but the defection failed by seven "otes
of providir the two-tcirds rccuisite
The result was regarded everywhere
in the capital as having put over into
the .political campaign for decision the
long and b'tter fight bctween the chief
executive and the senate majority. A
move to reconsider the vote and try
once more to ratify collapsed in its
inception, leaders on both sides agree
ing that further ratification efforts
'would be a- waste of time as long as
the senate membership remains as it
' Whether the president would return
the?tfeltt ' ttrttit&%duatb7istiftn't "ttlW
determined, .but the republicans served
notice that if he did it would repose
for many weeks 'to come in a commit
tee pigeonhole. In the vote of 47 to
37 by which the senate washed its
hands of the subject and rent the
treaty to the 'White House the repub
lican leaders had the support of the
mild reservationists as well as the ir
reconcilables of their party, while the
democrats voted almost solidly in op
The next stop planned by the senate
majority is a declaration of a state of
. peace to relieve the nation of the war
status which the democrats maintain
can be ended only by the treaty's rat
ification. A fight on that proposal
probably will begin when the senate
The roll call on ratification came
four months, almost to the hour, af
ter the failure of the three attempts
at ratification on November 16th. On
that occasion the greatest strength de
veloped for ratification with the re
publican reservation 'was 41 votes, on
ly seven democrats voting with the
republicans in the affirmative. The
vote against was 51, made up of 13 ire
lpublicans and 38 democrats. Tronight's
roll call follows:
'For the resolutions: Rtepubl icans
Hall, Calder, Capers, 'Cot, Curtis, Di
lingham, Edge, 'Elkins, Frelinghuysen,
Hlale, .Jones, (Wash.), Kellogg, Ken-.
yon, Keyes, Lenroot, Lolge, McIean,
McNary, .New, Page, Phipps, Smoot,
Spencer, Sterling, Southerland, Wads
worth, Warren, andl Watson-28.
Chamberlain, Fletcher, Henderson,
Kendrick, King, Myers, Nugent, Ow
en, Phelan, Pittmian, P'omerene, Rans
deli, Smith (Georgia); Smith, (Mary
landi); Trammell, Walsh, (Massa
chusetts); Wolcott, and Walsh (Mon
Total for ratification, 47,
Against: [Republicans-BTorah, Biran
dlegee, Fernald, France, Gronna, John
son (California); Knox, 'LaFollette,
M1eCormack, Moses and Sehrman-12
Decmoerats-JComer, Culberson, Dial,
(lay, Glass, iliarris, Harrison, Hitch
eock, Johnson (South D~akota); Kirby
'McKellar, Overman, Reed, -Robinson
.Shoppard, Shields, Simmons, Smith
(Sooth Carolina); Stanley, Swanson,
Tho-mas, Underwood and WVilliamjs.O
In seven hours of -lebate preceding
the vote republica. 'aders declared
themrselves ready to take the issue tt
the people. From the demooratic sidi
fieveyal senators bitterly assailed the
president to rhis stand and declared
(Conitinued on Page Flour.)
MRiS. MARY BOWEN DEAD.
Greatly Beloved Woman Died at Ad
vanced Age Monday Morning. Fun.
Mrs. Mary Crosswell Bowen, widow
of the late John J. Bowen who was
station agent here when Laurens was
Just a village, passed away at the home e
of her daughter, Mrs. t. E. Copeland,
on South Harper street Monday morn- c
ing about 8:30 o'clock. Mrs. Iowen (
had been in declining health for some 14
time but hope for her recovery was '
not given out until a few hours before '
her death. f<
Mrs. Bowen was 79 years of age and a
the daughter of Wim. J. Croswell, of J
Sumter The family came to Laurens 'v
about forty years ago and have been 0
closely identified with thq city since t
that thn, All of the boys of the fam- 0
ily took up their residences elsewhere in
after they becam grown, but Mr. Bow- i
en died here while his widow and
daughter have since resided here. Be- b
sides Mrs. Copeland, the deceased is b
survived by four sons: J. J. Bowen, c
of (italeigh, N. C.; J. D. Bowen, of P
Summerton, S. C.; W H. Bowen, of l1
.Hamlet, N. C., and B. C. -Bowen, of 1
Toledo, Ohio. The first three arrived s
in the city Monday morning just after l1
the death of their mother, while the 0
last named is exp)ected this morning in a
time for the funeral. The following tl
sisters also survive her: Mlrs. ii. I. b
IDinkinr, of Sumter; Mrs. J. J. lagin, C
of Asheville, N. C., and Mrs. Alex.
.Mcfee, of Greenville.
The deceased was a consistent mem
ber of the First Methodist church and
a very lovable character. Even in ad
vanced age she did not lose the charm
of manner and sweetness of disposi
tion that made her a favorite with all
whom she came in contact.
The funeral services are announced
to take place at the residence this
morning at 11 o'clock. Interment t
will be in the 'Laurens cemetery.
iDied at Ils Home Iere Wednesday a
Night After a Brief Illness. E
Mr. J. :Rhett .Reid, a well known and e
highly respected citizen of Laurens, I
died at his home jhere IWednesday t4
night about nine o'clock after an ill- F
ness of several (lays. Death was due
to apoplexy. On account of the brief- t1
ness of his illness very few people b
knew of his condition so the announce- o
ment of his death came as a great.
shock. The funeral services were. held o
at the Laurens cemetery Thursday af- w
ternoon, the services being conducted 1
by Rev. S. H. Templeman, pastor of a
the First Baptist church, assisted by u
Rev. C. T. Squires, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church. The following U
acted as- pall bearers: C. A. Power,
Hicks F. Ov'ings, Laurens C. Philpot,
L. G. toff, J. 'R. Eillis, and II. W.
The deceased was '51 years of age
and was twice married. ills first wife
was Miss Minnie Pinson and of this e
union four children survive: Mrs. A. 1. c
Mathis, of Now Haven, Conn.; M.
F., and Torn T., both traveling sales- d
men, and Coy, a student at Furman ~
university. THis second marriage was
to Miss McKittrick of the H[opewelli
section of this county. Of this union d
three small children survive. He is
also survived by his mother, widow of
the late S. iWarren Reid, besides the V
followving sisters andl brothers: .\rs.
'R. L. .Bailey, of 'Clinton; Mtrs. Laurenist
Lanford of Spartanburg c!ounty; Jlas.
ii. Reid, of Texas; -Sheriff S. C. Reid,
and John L., of this city, and Walter
na., 'who lives on -the Glreenville roadi.
Mr. Reid was a member of the police U
force here for several years and more
lately has been employed in the store
of J. M. Phil'pot, where he was first
stricken Tuesday afternoon. 'le had
many sincere friends who were great
ly shocked at the news of his death.
- Juniors Olte Dolly Show. f
The members of the JTunior lRed C
Cross in the -first, secondl and third d~
gradles of the City Schools will give I
a doll show in the high school audi
torium on Friday, 'March 26th, the
proceedls from which will 1he given to
the Junior Red Cross fund. An admis- .
alon fee of five cents will be ariked. ~
The dloorsi will lbe open from 10 A. M.
till 12 M. A prize will be given for
the most attractive doll.
Butsiness Woman's Clubi.
The Business Woman's Club is to a
have a social meeting in the rest room 4
of the court house Tuesday night at (
8'30 o'clock. All members are urged f'
to cnmo and bringr a friend.,
TO OPEN SOON
tae lligway Engineer Informs Sec.
rotary of Chamber of Commerce thai
Offices will be Needed by April 15.
Capt. J. Roy RPennell, state highway
ngineer, in replying to a letter from
Alison tLee, seceitar'y of the 1lbcal
hamber of commerce, states that the
epartment expects to open the divis
)n highway office here about April
5th. Capt. Pennell states that he
,111 need at least one office for the
)rco at first and would like to have
n option on an adjoining office until
anuary 1st. When the letter was
'ritten, he had not secured tenders
f offices and said that he would like
) get into communication with any
ne having suitable offices to let. Hc
iay be written in care of The State
[ighway -Department, Colpmbla, S. C
As already published, Laurens is to
e made one of four division offices tc
e maintained by the state highway
Dmmission under the revised act
assed at the last ses on of the legis
tture. For the prese t, one Division
ngineer with an assistant will be in
talled here with the likelihood of a
trger force being added later. The
1l1ce here will have supervision over
11 state aid work in this section of
is state. The three other ofilces will
c located at Florence, Charleston and
ROSS HILL CITIZEN
PASSES AWAY SUI)I)ENiY
V. T. Austin, Prominent Citizen of
Cross 11111, Found Dead in lied Yes
W. T. Austin, a prominent citizen
t Cross -1111, was found dead in bed
i the early hours of yesterday morn
ig. His wife was awakened about
wree o'clock by a muffled sound coi
ig from her husband and on arising
> discover the trouble found him al
CMr. Austin was about 65 years of
ge. Besides his wife, who was a Miss
[cSwain, lie is survived by two broth
rs, :Dr. J. D. Austin, of Clinton, and
A. Austin, of Cross Hill, and a sis
3r, Mrs. -W. H. Leaman, of Cross -11111.
[e had no children.
The funeral services are to be held
uis morning at Liberty Springs Pres
yterian church, of which he was an
flcer for many years.
The deceased was 'well known all
ver the county and had many friends
ho will regret to learn of his death,
re was a man of an upright character
s well as scholarly attainments and
ill be missed in his community.
NABLE TO AGREE
OVER NIL. TIIUIItMON)
e noninated by Wilson-Understood
Edgefleid Lawyer Is Opposed by Sen
ator Dial. No Action Expected.
.Washington, March 18.-An impasse
xists in the senate with regard to the
anfirmation of District Attorney' .
ktlliam Thurmond, of the Wetsern
istrict of Southl Carolina. Some time
go Mr. Thurmond .was renomhinated
y lPresident Wilson on recommenda
on of Attorney General Palmer, the
eipartment of justice having found
10 IEdgefleld man a competent official,
enator D~ial, it is understood, is un
!llling to agree to the confirmation of
ir. Thurmond, and the result is that
ue renomination will probably not be
cted on by the senate before the ex
iration of the present administra
A renominated aplpoinite remains i10
flice until rejected by the senate oi
ntil a successor is app~ointed; hence
Ie outlook is that Mr. Thurmond wilt
emnain district attorney until March,
921, at any rate. After that time
a Ropublicanl adlministration comes
r1, lhe will doubtless be0 superseded
rith little delay, If the Democratic
arces win, the action of a new Dem
crat Ic attorney general and pr'esi
ent as to filling the position would be
Two More for Senate.
'Phil 'D. Hluff, 10q. and 0. L,. Long
:s(1., bo0th mentioned last week as pos
blle candidates for the state senate
ave definitely entered the race, as
ill be seen by their announcements
1 another column of this paper. Both:
son are rising young lawyers at th<
jaurens ba~r and are likely to makt
ggressive candidates when the canm.
alga opens. The only other avowed
andidato for this office tiio far is
ar'mer ox-Senator 0. P. Goodwin, whe
nnounced last week.
IN GOSNELL CASE
Complaint Lodged Against Prohibition
Officers. Carried to ('apital. Sheriffs'
Association Calls for Assistance.
Washington, March 20.-Nothing
that has -happened in Western Caro
lina In years is of so much interest as
the visit of Congressman Byrnes and
Nicholls with Sheriff Cannon liease
of Newberry county to the commis..
sioner of Internal revenue today to in
sist that prohibition officers in Green
ville county keel cut of the case of
the state against Jake Gosnell, charg
ed with the murder of Hendrix Rector,
sheriff of Greenville county, several
The sheriffs' association of South
Carolina recently took this matter up,
and its real significance may easily
be seen by the following appeal made
to the members of the South Carolina
delegation in congress for assistance:
"It having been officially called to
the attention of the sheriffs' associa
tion of South Carolina by Messrs. Bon
harm and Price and Solicitor Martin,
who are the prosecuting attorneys rep
resenting the state in the case of the
state against Jake Gosnell, charged
with the murder of the late TIendrix
Rector, sheriff of Greenville county,
that agents and employes of the fed
eral government to wit: R. Q. Merrick,
head of the prohibition officers of the
state and his assistants are pernici
ously active in Greenville county in
moulding sentiment for the slayer of
the late sheriff of Greenville county
and in attempting to sound influence
in hehnIf of the defendant, iesnell,
and otherwise using their official po
sition and influence in an effort to
acquit the defendant Gosnell, irrespec
tive of the merits of the case, despite
the fact that this case has been re
manded to the court of general ses
sions of Greenville county for trial
by -his honor;'P' ifT. Wtatkins, ~United
States district judge, for the Western
district of South Carolina, he having
declared by his order remanding the
case that the killing of Sheriff Rector
by Deputy Marshall Gosnell was not
done in the performance of his official
duties as a United States officer.
"It is therefore requested that this
committee, representing the sheriffs'
association of South 'Carolina, memor
alize the members of the South Caro
lina delegation in congress to take up
with the commissioner of Internal
revenue this question in an effort to
have the whole matter investigated
for the sole purpose of stopping
what we consider the unwarranted and
pernicious activity of federal officers
in Greenville county into a matter
with which they should not be official
ly concerned, to the end that the case
may proceed in the ordinary and usual
manner in the state court of South
Carolina and thereby insure the ends
of justice being accomplished."
.When Sheriff Blease reached Wash
ington, a meeting of the delegation
was called and Congressman Iyrnes.
dean of the dlelegation, and Congress
man Nicholls, in whose district Green
ville is located, s.ere named as the
committee to take up the matter here.
They were Informed that it -would he
turned over to the district authori
ties at 'Richmond and a thorough ex
amination made immediately. Very
serious charges, it will be noted, are
made and interesting results are ex
pected wvhen the Investigation is conm
With this request, the delegation
filed the letter from the Greenville
lawyers making it part. of the record
in the ease.
Lafayette Hiendersoni Dead.
31r. Lafayette ~ilenderson, an ex
Confederate veteran and highly re
sPected citizen of 'llarksdale, died Sun
dlay, March i4, andl was buried Monday
afternoon at Warrior. lie is survivel
b~y ione ~son, 'Reuben T. !henderson
of the same section. The dleceased
was a member of the Giray Couir.
Methodist church. During the war' he'
servedl in 'Company C, JIames battalion
and was wounded at Cold H~arb~or. Hie
wvas in the 77th year of his age and
hadI been in declining health for some
Oyster and Meat Sulaper.
On Friday night, March 26th, there
will be an oyster and meat supper at
Friendship school building. Tihe ,pro
coeds will be used as a benefit to the
Y. W. A. The ptublic is corlially in
BOMAR NOT TO RUN.
Candidate for Congress in 1918 An
nounces that lie is Out of the liace,
diorace L. Bomar, of Spartanburg,
candidate for congress in 1918 against
S. J. Nicholls and ). B. Traxler and
mentioned as a possible candidate this
year to succeed Mr. Nicholls who has
announced his intention not to run,
has given out a statement in Spartan
burg saying that he would not be in
the race this year.
With the announcement of Mr.
Bomar, only two avowed candidates
are left in the race, 1). 13. Traxler and
J. J. McSwain, of Greenville. However,
numbers of names are being put for
ward as likely candidates when the
campaign opens. It has been rumored
that Judge T. S. Sease is considering
entering the race as Is A. 'E. Hill and
Ira C. Blackwood, all of Spartanburg.
The congressional germ does not
seem to be working as yet in Laurens
and Union counties, though neither of
them have given up claim on the of
fice. J. J. MoSwain is a native of this
county besides having many relatives
here and no doubt is counting strong
ly on support here on this account.
Interest in the race for the United
States senate has taken on added
inpetus also during the past week be
cause of the announcement by Geo.
Warren, IEst., of Ilanipton, that he
would be in the race against Senator
E. D. Smith. .Junius T. Lies, at pres
ent Lieutenant. Governor, has an
nounced that he would not be a can
didate to succeed himself.
T'11 TRY(tY GOSSIETI"TS
AT SPECIAL TERM
Governor Cooper Orders Extra Ses.
Mon of Court for First Week of
April at Abbeville.
Following a conference here Thurs
day between Governor Cooper and So
licitor ;Blackwell, it was stated that a
special term of court will be held at
Abbeville Monday, April 5, for the pur
pose of trying Kenneth Gossett and
John Gossett, the two men who are
charged 'with criminaly assaulting the
two young women near Abbeville last
Sunday. Governor Cooper was on his
way from Greenville to Columbia and
stopped over In -Laurens for a few
hours when he held a conference with
the solicitor of the Eighth circuit.
The two Gossetts were arrested fol
lowing the release from the -peniten
tiary of the two Greenwood boys pre
viously charged with the crime and
who were found to be the wrong
parties. The Gossetts were identified
as their assailants by the young girls
and hurried to Columbia for safe keep
The young men, states a Columbia
dispatch, admit having been in Abbe
ville last Sunday and taking the twoi
young girls out riding. The boys are
first cousins. Kenneth Gossett is the
younger of the two, being about. 21
years of age, but is married. John
Gossett bears a good reputation in
Kenneth Gossett, whose nanault is
said to have been successful, claims
that he (lid not get out of the auto
mobile. John says he walked back up
the roadl a short, dIstance lo Long
Cane bridge wIth the other girl, where
the car was first stopped, Wheni the
latter two came hack the gIrl who re
mnainedl behinud in the car with Ken
neth, the other gIrl says, camne run
nIng dIown the road crying, "lI t has
rutined me." Kenneth denied last
night that he had made further ad
vances than laying his hands on the
liace of 3Meeting (hnanged.
The Presbyterian churches of the
counties of !Laurens, Abbeville, Newv
erry and Greenwoodl will please take
notice that the place of meeting for
'Presbyterial AuxIliary has been chiang
ed fr'om Old Greenvale church to
Greenwood ,Presbyterian Church,
The first session <wlll begIn at 4
o'clock Tuesday April 6th. Send
names of repr'esentatives and time
of their' arr'ival to Miss Louise C.
Fleming, Greenwood, S. C.
Illgway Con missions to Mfeet.
The highway commissions of Lau
r'ens and Gr'eepwvood counties are ex
peeted to meet in Laurens next Tues
(lay morning to discuss the crossing
point on the Saluda river of the road
connectIng the two county seats,
Preaching at Gray Court.
Rev, C. T. SquIres will fill his regu
lar appointment at Gray Court next
Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'cloick*
AGAIN IN POW[R
German Counler Revolution
ierman Capital R4esuming Normal
NJ~ife. Outside of Capital, However,
Signs of Spartacui Activities Cause
Uneasiness. Move to Placate So
'Berlin, March 21.-The government
of President Ebert, which left Berlin
a 'week ago when 'Dr. Wolfgang Kapp
and his reactionary troops entered the
city, is again in power in the capital.
President Ebert and the members of
his ministry reached here at 11 o'clock
this morning from Stuttgart, and soon
afterward the order for a state of in
tensifled siege was withdrawn.
leanwhile the signs and symbols
Df the Iapp dictatorship, the wire
entanglements and the barricades
were being removel. 'ublic services
have in a measure been re-established
tad it is hoped that Berlin will soon
resume its normal activities, though
it will be a long time before the dam
uge wrought, material and moral, will
A cabinet. council deliberated
throughout the afternoon to deter
oine the steps necessary to brlnhf
Germany back to her position prior
to the revolt. This, it is believed
will require considerable maneuver
ing and delicate handling, for the in
lopendent Socialists and 'workmen are
making heavy demands for conces
sions, to which they feel they are en
titled because of the commanding
position some of the groups hold in
Ather parts of Germany outside of
Berlin. The situation in parts of the
country appears serious. From the
group of industrial centers on the
Rhine and the Ruhr district continue
to come reports of Spartacan agita
tion. in several places, particularly
In the Ruhr districts the Spartacans
ire said to be in absolute control.
here their available force is estimat
ed at 70,000 men.
Concentrations of loyal government
forces, however, are taking place, and
their arrival at the scenes of disor
ler is expected to bring quiet.
The future position of Gustav
voske, minister of defense, is the
subject of discussion. While his res
ignation has been demanded by the
radicals, it is considered probable
that he will retain his position for a
time at least in order to restore the
^onfidence of the Berlin population
Tore are rumors that later, Noske
1Ind Dr. Mueller, who are represented
is personifying a system of policies
which has failed, will he omitted
from the new adlministration. Presi
lent Ebert who is protected b~y the
constitutioni will undoubtedly remain
iuntil after thle flew elbetions. It is
rleclaredl that the new cabinet will
include active representatives of ha
bor', Carl Rudolph Legien, 'president
sf the F'ederation of 'I'rades Unions,
being named for chancellor.
.1 Number of Scholarships to be 01b.
enm Ex-Sot;!iers by Y. M. (. A.
J. McC. lDarksdalc, commander of
the local post of the American Legion,
5 In receipt of a letter from Eugene
R. Pendleton, State Supervisor of
Fducation of the Y. M. C:. A., advising
him that there are still a number of
scholarships available to ex-soldiers
raf the WVorldl War which nmay be se
cured by L~aurens county men. The
scholarships aire 'provided out of a
fund left over after the close of hos
tilies and are being equally distribut
ed over the United States. I towever,
If any section fails to take advantage
of the fund provided for it, the fund
Is placed at the disposal of another
part of the Union.
Any ex-soldhier dlesiring to secure
One of these scholarships may secure
full particulars b~y applying in per
son1 or writing Chas. F. Fleming, Post.
Adjutant, at the 'Palmetto lank.
Meetinig 'f UT. D. ('.
The JT. B. Kershawv Chapter, U1. ID).
C., will meet next Monday afternoon
at four o'clock with -Mrs. J. H., Tcaue.