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VOLUMELAURNS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1920. NUMBER 45
H[[I TGIC D[ATH
Armed Guard Turns on its
END COMES TO
Presideit Carranza Meets Fate of
Presidents liefore lim. Hilled by
G(iienil Herrero, Supposed to I
Carrying Mim to Safety. Mengre
hdvles From .Mvxic'o.
Ei Paso, Texas, May 22.--Venustianco
Carranza, prqsident of lexico and
head of the 72nd government that
country has had since 1821, was as
sassilated at 1 a. Iml. Friday by Col.
Rodolfo lierrera and his soldiers at
Tlaxcaltenango, Puebla, according to
liessages received here from General
Alvaro Obregon, dated at MAexico City
"Thiere were found six or seven
bodies of the men in Carranza'n par
ty," one tiessage from Obrogon said.
"It is not stated who these meni
Reports given out by the revolu
tionists said Carranza was assassinat
ed by his own men. Ierroro was des
cribed as an ex-federal officer. He was
once an officer in the Mexican army
under Piresident. Diaz, who was forced
to flee Mexico in 1911.
Carranza was made a prisoner and
'assassinated at the cry of "Viva
Obregon," by Col. Rodolfo Herrero
and his men violating the hospitality
that had beeh offered to Carranza and
his followers by Herrero, according to
a message from his chief men to Gen.
Pablo Gonzales, quoted in his mes
sage to revolutionary agents here.
Obregon answered this message in
seathing terms. Ho- declared. that if
the Carranza followers who signed
themselves, numberfng more than 30
men and, including Juan Barragon,
chief of staff; Ignacio Bonillas, form
er -ambassador to the United States,
whose candidacy for the presideney
brought on the latest revolution, and
other promiient leaders, had "died de
defnding your chief . . . you would be
at rest with your consciences and es
cape the shame of your cowardice."
"On repeated occasions," Obregon
said, "President Carranza was notified
of the guarantee which would be giv
en him, if lie would be willing to leave
the danger zone, but lie refused to ac
cept this offer because ie considered
it undignifled of a man of honor to
save himself, leaving his complanionis
in (intger. This act of Carranza re.
vealed the dignity and good fellowshi p
vou failed to ap)eciate."
Pirst report of tie assassination of'
Carranza was flied by Obregon on Frl
(lay night, rhe message did not reach
here uitil today. The message said:
"Ilave Just received the following
message from tlinauchinaingo, state of
iebla, signied bly Col. J1. H ernandez:
"'etneral .Mariel, advises me fromt
Vilia Jutarez that the troops of the ex
fedetai officer, RlOdolfo H ert'eto, killed
Presidetnt C'arranza at I a. m. at a
pliace called Tlaxcaltetnango. Thter'e
were foutnd six or sevetn more b~odies
of the tmen itn Cart'anza's plarty. it is
not stated whto these men tmighit lbe.I
will witre details later, hlodolfo 11er
reio ttrendered'( last Marcht to Getn
etal Mariel atnd htad been ati oilleer'
undetr General Pataez.'"
ievoutlionists today were eager in
their' attetmpts to show Carranza swas
not killed bly revolutionists, butt "by
htis own men.''
The depattment of propagandha and
informtation at Nogales sent a mies
sage to thte commewreiai agent of the
dhe facto government here urging that
the newvs he given to the press wit-h
particutlar stress on "the fact that the
hiapplening occurred far away from the
field of opleration of our forces."
From the wording of the Obregon
teiegram, skeplticism was explressed
htere bly muany per'sons in close touch
with the r'evolut'lon concerning thte
affiliations of Herreoro. The anxiety
of the .Mecicans on t'he point was laid
to the concern over' what the attitude
of the United States mniglht be If the*
reported assassination 'was ;la'id to
Mr. Joel Smtith, of Abbeville,a spent
Sundfy -In the city with Mrs. Smith
who is staying some time with her
-narents, Mir. and Mrm. IE. H. -Wilkes,
View of the( roads asicendinig thle I<
Came10 caravan road leading Into Afgha
neers for nmotor transport.
OWINOX(S SECURtES BEllTH.
IN 1HAtSE H1ALL LEAGU'E
Voldtille Props. Out of League and
Up-County Team Takes Its P11ine.
Thle petition of Owings base ball
fanls for entry Into the Laurens Couin
ty batse ball league was favorably act
ed uipon at a mecetin got the league
directors held In thle chamber of comn
mnerce room,; Friday afternoon. The
Owings team will take the place of the
Goldville team, which has decided not
.to enter the league. Owing., will
draw its strength fromn the town it
self and the surrounding territory.
'An informal proposition from Foun
tain Innt and Enoree for entrance:Into
the league, making a four club eOr
cult, was broached at the mneeting,
but as the delegates had come "uin
instructed" on this mnatter te' pr-o*o'd'.
sillon was deterred until another
meeting next Friday aflternoon so
that sentiment may be sounded In the
towns already composing the league.
Thle chief obstacle to the entry of
these towns, as voiced at the mieting,
was the long jump to play gamecs and
the condition of the roads to Enoree.
The constitution of the league was
amiended to provide a $100 forfeilt by
each team to guarantee the comipl
tiont of each game and adherence to
the regular schedule. Provision was
also made' for the sale of the concesi
siens privilege on the ground,;, the
nmey from this source to go Into the
treasury of the league for-office ex
K. T1. MEETING THURtSDAY.
aur111ens Commllandehry to bie Consi
huted and Officers Installed Thur.i
Laurens Commnandery No. 13, 1<. T.,
will hold its constituttional ceremionies
tedac l atelatd Al h
The0) memer of 1(6 l0dn the Comndr
lumie atI 6 o'clokad archg ito tfh
church for 7.llowingrspthecrmn
at the churchi of baquwill be bhel
faT o ntit he ~auren Coy ua n
edttuted lat failletith R.f te laguea
isectrs hommaindtecmer adsnof con-a
very1c florshiglconditeron. e
Tod oll temu hch Phatdld. o
At en the eaue gOving hs name
si anrite adsoml erringor
Tai)en., apderee forentance Intho
oth league main vagfrcand cir
ryltg coal roedepn at the metngn
teuftedt ofnts atte $100 or xty
siiwas eseferredh puntlc sqaorb
ploin abot Frida a m.noTuesoa
thating.timen marretsoed in h
piton and rayav comfesing ths leagu
'rutomoies, obtcl o money er was
tnlee tos sasf thied mao the Ietoih
reasonh loriltng 1 opabyu gone at1(
thate onsiur of the leagurwy e was
niiof at chr someerdae. enHe tap
trasrety aoft 7leaefrs ofage, wex
darens (nn n11l rrnm lin(d 15
ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN
hlyber pass', look~ing toward the plains
misitan. The lower road was speelally
PENSIONS BEING DISPENSED).
Judge of Probaite Dispensing Cheeks
to Pensioners on Confederate Roll.
Judge of Probaite Thompson ha.1
wade out checks pwaabe to eligible
penlsioners onl thle Conifdeerate pen,
sion roll and 18 dispensing the money
In person and b)y mail. Penisoners
are requested to call at. his office to
receive their checks.
There are t165 namews on the Con-1
federate pension roll of the coypnty
and $2.1,051 i to be dispensed, less a
small amount for postage and other
dstributind g exponfe. The total aiount
appropriated by the state was $600,
000, proratedat $58 per person. The
pensioners are divided into thi-ee
classes,i'however, so that the amount
varies according to te financial con
dition of- the. -bene flolame...,C aga,. A.
in which there are 3.1 persons, of
which 23 are men and 11 women, e
ceives $108. Class B with 122 on the
roll, receives $80 -nd Class C re
ceves $36. Two names on the Lau
rens roll are at the Confederate I
firmiary In Columbia.
The pension act was worded so
hazily, said State Commissioner .e
Lauren, that. It was an ipossiblity
to make the classifications from Co
lumboia, so this was left to the vari
ousq county b~oards. of which Mr. Pat
Caldwell a chairman In this county.
The local board endeavored to classi
fy the pensioners so that the most
worthy would receive at subsWtanltial1
stipend. -Some county b)oards, how
ever, placed the largest numbher of
pensioners in Class A, with the rult
that tle worthy solders received a
very small allotment.
11 1AT IAl'QUA WEEK CLOSES.
Italph rolarette atkes Closing Lee
ture- of Ilhe Week's Progr-am.
'rhe pnsnua actdath woaraiea
seasonycaid ta lommisionay nign
"bluan 0ctency", aspoke ilof biy
lmay aso this ws leftur tof the vae
rides. The chairanfu con thisny
Te woasl adtendedavord toaslaen
fry thceonde o beaov the most
evertstadin thuemlret featur oer
thensioner iy (Miss Aouithe Staltgs
ththe woert"Pinaolr rand pay
vetrdsall alltm"noth g bu h
Laurenso tohle IsuorancTax.
T12-l he a ppnort Rd imnt -whta ichq i
ths cte ltreceie ofl thiet$28,00n
nollcte as the bstalt reof foreg sn
euraynceedc torleab the x1-9
outstading t attement featues wev
tea dayncagt by Mirs oisure tllm-.~
Thes opepresens per cendo the pln
catuydby ht otf-the-stat tom
legiltre in I1910i. ndr te lact
this2mone is te apportio ute mavin.
thisncit ircie of the fir2dparmet)n
inranhe aeticifyin fo the eax.1
cEontoartaement t Wastis. v
eral dats go ba~ nsuranhe Cm-l
Tirs cluillens er can nterfthinen
sat te mill Saturday collet in this
citykb tAns admtssoonth-sage om-2
this mone idls and 15 use for chin
Te Watts beMill. band pubhe llr
r1ia1lv invited to attenn.
of iloit. T e 1jupe road is thle 4)1(
conlstructed last year by) British enlgi-%
SOCI' 11 OS1 CI S M
Novel Pushment Proposed by Sena.
for. People Canu 11reiak 1ih1111 PrIces,
Washington, -May 19.-Frankly con
iding to his colleagues that the
cloth'es on his back were threadbare
and patched, Senator Thomas, denio
crat, of Colorado, joining today in an
other sciate broad.Ade n protteers,
declared the people themselves and
not legislation, must break the sweep
ing wave of high prices.
Linking the overalls movement,
started as a protest against the cost
of clothing, with widespread pric
reduction, reported from many cities,
Senator Thomas said the public had
found the remedy in its own hands.
.'"Tho overall campaign..was a good]
thing," the senator said. "The papers
today are full of telegrams from all
parts of the country announcing dras
tic cuts in clothing prices. Did legis
lation do it? No. The people did it
'Tlie attack on profiteers was open
ed by Senator Kenyon, republican of
Iowa who urged social ostricism and
criminal punishment for the offenders.
Corporations principally and retailers
.were held up as prime priflteers. Some
of then were characterized by tile
Iowa senator as robbers and traitors.
-In urging publicity as a means of
sweeping dealers demanding excessive
prollts "to the junk healp of disre
;pute," Senator Kenyon declared do
part ment of jutsice prosecutions hatl
failed to bring relief and that the peo
ple should elect a president who woul'l
break tip the evil by naming an at
torney general "who areisi more abolit
enforcing the laws tha ' hte 'does about
running for president."
There was a shift toward the rail
and and the crowd in the galleries
leaned forwvard to hear Senato01
Thomas appeal for a retuiirn oif th"
"I have on a stit of clothles four*
year old1(, somewhai~it Patchetd, but1 still
serviceable,'" lhe said, as he str'ok Md
the sleeves of hiis coat. "Thle shoes
I havte on wer'e bioughit in 191 I. I do
not Propose to buy13 any more clothes
until pirics go down to a reasonabl..
level if I su bject myself to danger of
arrest for not wvearing enough clothes
on the streets of Washington. I am
willing to live on corned beef hah
and if cor'ned beef goes too high I wili
go withou011t imeat to bin iig dow~'n cost s."
Senator Thomas said lhe was not da
fending profiteers, that he blievted
they shiould lbe vigorously pun11ishedt,
but that lhe did( not believe the extfor
tions of profiteers represe'nted flve
per cent ofr the high cost of living.
"All the p~eole share the responsi
b) ilty," lie said. " When I conisider the
number of people in this country wh~o
live without working, I am tempitedl to
change the expression 'high cost of
living' to 'hi1gh cost of loafing.'"
Reports Fromt Victory ('onvenfion.
As a special feature, the 13. Y. P. T'.,
In connect ion with its prlogram on tile
Southern Ba ptist Convention Sunday
night, May 30th, will lie favored by
reports of the2 recent Victory Conven
tion heldI in Washington, D). C., from
Rev. C. 10. Ver'mlllion and Dr. A.- H.
'Langston. The pubhlic is cordially in
vited to be present. The program will
begin at 7:-0 'clock.
TO; OTEN JUNE 18
State- fernocrat. EReontI- Commit.
tee Organized Tlhu rsday Morning.
Itineraries to- Ie Ready in a F'ew
The state- l)emoeratlc executive
committee wAs organized early
Thursday inoitig in Columbia when
majo' matters in the state Democratic
coivention had been cleared pl). T.
P. Cothran of Greenville was elected
by the convetnion to ie chairman of
the committee. The committee then
reelected Wijic Jones Of Colinm.bia
treasurer. t1arry N. 'Tdimnds, prom
ieit member of the Columbia bar.
and formerly city editor of The State,
was choseni secretary of the comnnitl
tee without opposition. Ashley C.
Tobias, .Ir., who has been a most ef
licient. secretary of the committee, (lit
not offer for leelection.
The Commin it tee fixed the assess
ments for candidates for var'iots of
flees. Those okeriig for the I .ii ted
States senate this summer will Pay
$400; candidates for congress, $1 75;
candidates for governor, $150; other
state offies, railroad commissionier
and solicitors, $75.
Statowide campaigns for I'n itod
States senate and congress and for
state ollices will begin .litle Is;, and
a special committee was named to av
range tLi itinerary for the two caim
paigns. The campa igns will open in
different sections of Ilie state simil-I
tatneotisly. Members of the commilitt ee
are: Wilie Jones, G. A. Guignard and
-1larry N. EIdmnundsfl The Itineraries
Will ie arranged, wihin the next fbe.
A subcommittee to hear a.peals
from municipal elections, under the
statute of 1920, was chosen as fol
lows: First Congressional district, J.
M. Moorer, Walterboro; Second, J.
l1 erman Lightsey, Hampton; Third,
C. M. Walker, -Oconee; Fourth, J. T.
Gosnell, Innian; Fifth, R. B. Caldwell,
Chester; Sixth, T. W.. Berry, Latta;
Seventh, C. A. Guignard, Lexington.
IN IIIEATr ('I0P'
Dr. Long of (lemson Siys Flotur
Hay lave to lie Put, on War IN
Reports received at Clemson Col
lege from the 'nited States Depart
ment of Agriculture indicate a 31 per
cent reduction in the wheat crop this
year, according to telegrams received
by banks aid others of this city last
week from W. W. Lrong, extension di
rector. lI'nless something is done to
iieet this tiation lour will soon be
back oti a war. ratiining basis, Dr.
Long declares, and suggests thatt
coun11ty mteetings of promiiient fa rm. -
ers, bankersi and merchants be h ebld
imiiediately to consider the situation.
Ilis message foliows:
teports jlst received from Utnited
States I)eparimetit of Agriculture indi
'at.' 34 per cetit reduction in wheat
produt~ctionr thIiis year. t 'n less some
thing is done to meet this situnation
flouri will be on samine basIx as (trilng
war' with this diffei'ence, we were theni
bl1essed with Ia rge coin y'ieldls, owing
to unifav'o'rlet weathdri conditiouns
and the natur at incentive to grow
cot ton on account. of preseint high
pr'iees anld f'ar of the wider spriead.(ing
of the weevil within next few y'ear's
we arie Ilible to have a dtistrtessi nely
shoriit coin cr'ot. r am wir'ing this ini
formuationi to many farmtiers, tbanikers,
merchants, cotton seedl cirusher's and
niewspaperts so that our farmers, evenf
at this late date, mlay' be urged to In
(eense their acreage in cornl. If this
is dotie we enni lar'gely incr'ease our
food sitp11ly3 and thieeby save a ser'i
ouis situiat ion most li kely' to preva it
this fal., I suggest couty3 meetings
of prominen t farmers, batik ers a tnt
muerchtants to consider the situtatilon.
Aloniey withiout bi'ead Is not satisfy
iHnll Oame' at Watts,
Tihe Watts Mlills aggr'egation of
horse-hIde mant itulators witlI meet the
(GoldvillIe team on the Watts Mitts
grouinds next Satur tday' afterntoon at
4I o'c lockl, usual adtmission chiartges he
ini in effect. Accordinig to thle diope
ster's fr'om the lower' section of the
eoutnty', the Gloldvitte aggregation wilt
Pitt tip a stiff fight and Maniager'
Blishop, of the Wlattsonians, states
that lie will "present" a new tine-tip
fot' the admiration of thre local fans.
A big gnme is in view.
Delegates go to Convention
lenet. and Pollock have Sharp Clash
During Debate on1 Womantt Sutfragio
issue. Benet Charges that Aetive
3lit aagers of Camitpalin Were Paid
Columbia Stat.,, 24,1h.
Tlie Flate II 'll mocrnic convention,
begui y 'sterday noon1, conceltuded its
session- at 1:27 o'clock t1iis morning
after a day of considerable turmoil
over t he vari ms tuestions ider dis
Twenty-eight delegates with 0114
half vote each, if tlhe different congres
sional districts so deterimine to distri
bute their votes, and four delegates At
large and four allrnate delegates at
large weire elcted.
The South Carolina delegates were
instriicted as a inli on all questions
Coming before tIhe San Fransico con
vention. Thl delegates go ui instruct
ed as to candidates of the party.
The administration of Woodrow Wi!
son was indorsed and tie achieve
ments of he Democratic adninistra
tion extolled in the highest terms in
O i piririf0stigi whIa iCIh was adopted at an
early hour this morning.
The platform unqualifiedly indors
ed the treaty of Versailles and the
league of iiations covenant, while con
demniiing "as unwise and unpatriotic
the attitude of those senators who
defeated its ratification either direct
ly or by overwhelming it with reser
vations that are intended to and will
have the effect of nullifying it."
-Woman suffrage was defeated by an
overwhelming majority. The resolu
tion granting suffrage without regard
to the- Sunsan 11. Anthony amendment
was rejected by the resolutions com
mittece by a vote of two to 30. The
convention adopted the majority un
favorable report on the suffrage reso
littion by a vote of 215 to 6S.
Delegraie14S to Convention.
Tihe following are the delegates
State at large: Governor Cooper,
Senator E. D. Smith, IR. I. Manning,
and Congressman James ;. Byrnes.
First district: Charlton DuRant, R.
S. Whaley. V. C. lladham, J. G. 'Pad
Second: J1. E. .\arley, N. G. Evans,
C. F. iRizer, .1. II. Johnson.
'I'Iird: F. Ii. Domin ick, F. C. Rob
inlson, I1. L,. Watson, 0. It. Doyle.
Fourthi: W. D). Workman, WV. W.
Johnson, ). M. Douglas, S. T. D. Lan
Fiftl: 11. L. Gaston, Leroy Springs,
Sixth: J1. W. .Johnson, L. .\. Law
son, J. Ii. D~avid, Geo. K. Hlolliday.
Sevethi: WI. A. Coleman, ,R. Ji.
*t(nninigs, S. it. Booth, iB. F". Kelly.
John G;ary Evans of Spartanburg
was re-elected national committeeman
wit hout oppos05it ionf.
Thomas P. Cotatn, of Greenville,
was elected chairman of the executive
comiimitteOe anti Harry N. Edmtiunds of
Columtinbia secretary, both also without
Four de(legates wvill go fromi the
First , Thirtd andl S!Ith cotngressional
dist rits, each candidates to cast one
half a vote. No altenate's will go
from these (list riots.
. To Stand by P'residetnt.
Governor Shepparid paid an eloquent
tribu to also to Presidenit Wilson. The
nation's chief execntive is the equal
of George Wasbitngton, Thomas Jeoffer
son and~ Anadrew Jlacksotn in his leadl
ershtip, coutrage andi Intellect, and
whben the presidett putts the peace
Itreat y before the tnatiotnal convent Ion
it will be (lie (duty of Oeey Democrqt
to stustain the country's great leader,
the dlistngtuishied presiding officer
Further organizing the convention,
seven vice presidlens wetre 'ehosen,
otne of these from each congressional
district. TChose eleeced were: F'lrst,
C'harlton D~uRant, Mannign; Second,
Col. R. 13. Watson, Ridge Spring;
Tihrd, I. 11. Hunt, Newberry; Fourth,
W, W. Johnson, Uion; Fifth, LeRoy
(Cont innte1 on Pnaea i