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HOM FOR BURIAL
Lexington Lad DMes Widle Serving his
Country in Far Off Siberia, and His
Body Brought Back for Interment.
Lexington, S. C., April .25.-'The pow
erful efficiency of the government, in
-at least one line of its endeavor-no
matter however weak it nay appear
in others--has been clearly demon
strated in the case of a Lexington
county young man, a member of Un
cle Sam's regular army, who died in
faraway Siberia, on December '12, 1919.
The young man in question was Mil
ton Shirley, son of Vacob W. Sbirley
;prominent -planter and lumberman of
the Hollow Creek section of this coun
ty. On December 24, last, the father
of the young man received word that
his son had died of pneumonia on De
cember 12, and reqilesting instruction
as to the parents wishes in the dispo
sition of the body. The father imme
diately sent a message asking that the
remains of his soldier-son be sent
back to Lexington, if such could be
accomplished. A few days later an
other 'message came in which it was
stated that the effort could be accom
plished but it would require four
months for the body to cross the wa
ters and get back to Lexington.
iNothing further passed between the
government and relatives of the young
man until Friday, April 16, when a
message came saying that the body of
young Shirey had arrived Jn San
Francisco, California, and that it
would be immediately forwarded to
Prosperity, the point named In the. in
structions sent requesting that the re
mains be sent -home for interment.
The corpse arrived at 'Prosperity on
last Alonday, April 19, and was trans.
ferred to the old Lexington Baptist
church, in this county, eighteen miles
from the court house, where the inter
ment was held on Tuesday.
Only a brief burial service, however,
was conducted, the Rev. W. A. Dutton
jpertormlng tho last sad' rite0 in the
presence of hundreds of friends and
relatives, who came to pay a last tri
Jbuto to the Lexington soldier boy.
The casket was opened at the grave
and it is declared by relatives and
friends that tie body was in a splen
did state of preservation; that every
-feature of the young man was clearly
of the family that the .body whs that
-of their relative. The government paid
all expenses of the transportation, and
nothing was left undone to care foi
and preserve the body.
Mliton Shirey was about 20 years o!
age. He enlisted in the army soi
time during last year and was h1om(
for the last time in September, le ii
survived by his parents, Mr. and 'Mrs
Jacob W. Shirey, together wit-h Bev
oral brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Shirley feel grateful ti
the government for the interest mani
fested in the case, and aro high Ii
their praise of the splendid emflcienc:
demonstrated in bringing the body o
their son back.
RAIDS ON ALIENs
Mound-Up Apparently Carried 0r
"On Theory of Hang First and Tr
Boston, April 22.-In granting wril
of habeas corpus to thirteen alie
radicals who have been ordered di
ported as undesirables, Judge Geo. V
Anderson in United States distrit
court today declared that the roundu
of alleged radicals by department
justice and immigration agents "see'
to have been carried out on the theoi
of hang first and try afterward."
The writs, were made returnab
next Saturday at which time the cou
announced bail of the thirteen pe
sons involved will be reduced fro
am~ounts now '$10,000 in some cases
The court's expression of opini<
regarding the roundtip of last Jan
ary came during the testimony of 1vi
Hyrnshuk, twho was arrested at
Communist meeting here. It devele
ed that although .,Hyrnchuk was a
rested on January 8 the warrant f
hbis detention was issued by telegral
on January 15.
"I wish you would show me o
case where the department of Justi
has the authority to arrest perso
and hold them for two, weeks withc
warrants," said Judge Anderson.
more laiwless 'proceeding is hard
conceive. Talk about Amerieanh
tion-what we need is Americant
tion of those who carry on such p:
ceedings. I can hardly sit on i
bench as an American citizen and
strain my indignation. I view w
horror such proceedings as this."
"And There Wasn't the Slight
Smedl from Dead Bats."
IWrites John Simpkmns, farmer
Anandale, N. J. "Iats were cost
me hundreds yearly; %ried dogs, f
rots, poison, could not ket rid of -thi
Blought $1.00 pkg. of RAT-SNAP
cakes). Used half, not a live rat si
Dead ones aplenty. I like Th.AT-SN
because after killing rats it dries thi
up-leaves no smell." Three slh
25c, 30c, $1.00. Sold and guarant,
by amurens Hardware Co., Putna:
'Drug Store and Keonnedy -Bros.
SFAS HION PARR
THE STANEREK FEATURE
IS RECOGNIZED AS A STAND
ARD METHOD OF TREAT-J
MENT EMPLOYED BY T.HE
FASHION PARK DESIGN.)
ING ROOMS IN GIVING
AN ERECT APPEA '!CE
TO THE JA6. i OF
THE BUSINESS SUIT
IT ASSISTD IN THE :BAL
ANCE AND GIVES ,THE
ERECT, SUBSTANTIAL. EF.
'CUSTf SERVICE WiTrOUT FECT CONSIDERED SO FA
T TIIAANOVANCROPA TRY-O
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LAURENS, S. C.
PALMEE OETS 149
OF GEOUQIA VOTES
Watson Gete Majority of Popular
Votes with 61,74; Palmer 48,460;
IAtlauta, Ga., April 22.--Intereat in
Georgia's presidential preference pri
mary of April 00 centered tonight in
the Democratic etate conention,
'which will be held here May 18 to
elect delegates to the San Francisco
On the face of complete unoiletal
returns to the Atlanta Constitution,
Attorney General -Palmer won 142
votes in this convention, Thosam E.
Watson 132 and United Etates Senator
Hoke Smith 110. J. J. Flynt, chairman
of the state executive committee, an
nounced tonight that under the rules
of the primary he would appoint two
(Palmer delegates from Wilkinson
county, the only one of 'the 155 that
did not hold a primary.
The two additional delegates would
give Mr. Palmer 144 votes, 'but not a
majority, and B. Md. Blackburn, local
spokesman for Mr. Watson, in a state
ment today said it would 'be "utterly
unfair and ridiculous for a minority
of delegates to control the conven
tion." He added he did not concede
That (Pallmer had even ,a plurality,
'penlding the official count, but stated
"the convention is a law unto Itself."
.Palmer supporters here ;cited an
excerpt from the regulations announc
ed when the primary was authorized,
which provides that the candidate get
ting the highest county unit vote
should be given the Georgia delegates.
Seantor Smith made no comment to
day on that feature of the situation.
The complete popular vote as an
nounced by the Atlanta Constitution
torgight shows Watson 51,974, Palmer
48,460 and Smith 45,568. At the same
time it was announced that revised re
turns took tiwo convention votes from
the Smith column and gave them to
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