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FOiM AR1Y (AWARDS
Wealthy Draft Dodger, Sentenced to
Five Years for Desertlon, Maikes Ills
Vetaway While Sergeants iest
PI'l 1latel ph ia. .\ay 'l - rv r C
Bergdoll, convictedI dr1aft dodger., r
cently sent'liced to serve five yeaIs on
(Govenior's Island Now York, escapeVd
from inon-commli tlS-isoled any officlersI
at his motlhlr's homle heret\ today, and
tolli'h1t -was still at Iar'gt.
Th :I hy P'lhi lad I p ianI . wlI I')
vraflod 1:" go(ver'l nmenit anthlorities all1
overl *ti1 country form, r than~ il t1 wo;
yeat's efore le was calit Iretd it h*3
home inl a1 Sensa"tiolul. v.1h4, dis-appear.
M ; 'is on mnotor ear w hile~ two
e'Igfntsom I'ort .wn w Y I v ork,
who ha1d 111 inl charge, w\er.e sitting
in tle draw ine room or Mrs. le rgdolC's
palat al home.
The m' achllain wz;a d1r-1iv1 4 11Y -l-r
.\ 'rin.: to inforItnationi Ie ivelv
here from t-'ort . t14oniht HIrg-doll
een o l~ii~le~hia ye' strday onl a
thrt 4 ' fu iolo 11 to "attcnd to im
potan; : siness matter -." II was
it.n m 1jil t hiy in-ru tion adioi wI
"0414os d "0 visit a city Ollher 11) n
imi&eha. henature- of Blr.
Desimade, his- escape( ablout :1,
'ii i k. It was aid tw tw 0 strg
'ants h ! stnt 11tho niII at tIh
Ilrg 1! ano which is onl the ontl
skirt.A of the, city. Thlis aftrnloonl he
was ntertaining the sergeants with
recitation from Shak,.speaie necord
ing to Jam-, l'. lomig. a friend of the
Bergldoll family, whvio was pri'eslt. A
tel,;phonell' )'Irang and Horgdoll sai.I
he wonld answer it. lie left the room1
and a._ tht, 1l1 kept tinging tle two
:w4eLealnts bltecanie suspicions and in
'stigatttd. llis ear, which had been
staldiig)2 in flont Of Ihe house, had
disappear d and Rer'g(doll with) it. The
draft-dodgr wvas (Iressed inl olive drab
Tihe two strgeants qultickly tele
ilhlonod ;police heivad(Itiarters and every
avenilne of eseape around tihe city was
(OVC'r'ed by the city aithortitics,
Mrs. Emma C. Bergdoll, the fugl
Make Our St(
This lot o
I 1-3 OFF
On All !
Into close out a
you will find
quality that vy
tive's iothelr was not at home whenI
her son escaped, but returnedl shortly
Military and city authorities tonight
areI trying to ascertaiu whether there
was any collusion and whet her Berg
(oll was aided in his escape. The
civil authorities believe that he will
not remlain at large very long unless
he has been given assistance. As he
was attired IIn iIs army prisol garb.
they believe he will have diificulty in
keeping hlis, Identity hidden.
Whlen tlerlgdoll disappeared, the two
ser.z4:ants thought ie may have slip
ped out of the house merely to take a
ride in his big mnotoir 'ar'. but as lie did
not r iturn inl a reasonable tile Ihey
:te 1i> hope.
Uerg.doll was conivicted of desertiona
1-y army court martial at (overnor's,
JblanalIarh :M0t h and seltelced to
live yrars in the Old Irison at Fort
Jay. The trial began March -Ith, and
was marited by t rfort s on the part of
liergdull, through a corps of attor
llys, to proVC he wa. (iatilly 1'
;Int and1 nlot responlsile for his ds
appearance. The effort to prove his
inisanity served only to delay the
trial, a 1 alnacy connmission of army of
eer'ts dlttding against him.
l ier:dll's record with the police or
ihis city and suburbtt.s is a long one.
lIe bean a sensational career s a
r -klss mo11tor at driver .ii 191 1.
wlien le was 1$ ye'ar* Old. lit isi no
2S. lie paid s vevral Ithousand doll.a r
in lines fil speedflng ald lighting witi;h
policellenl. lie later branelhed out
into airoutilties and anatelr s'ienCe.
htr d l' rother. 1-:rwxin Itle a
doll. well known motor car, racer-, still
is a fu it ive from justite. lie also
disaparvedl insteal of answring the
draft call and has not been heard of
sinrce, with tile oxception of one bir'sh
with i the police when he paid a flying ,
motor car visit to his miother"s lioie.
Two elder brothers of G rover had
their names changed by courts to es
cape (the notoriety attached to Grov
or BIergdoll's name.
.\l rs. liergdoll was convicted in the
county court yesterday on a charge
of wantonly pIoilting a pistol at gov
er1nm inen t agents at the time Orovr
was captured at her' home last Janu
ary. he was finled $279 and costs.
At the time of the capture she fought
off city policemen and federal ollie
ers and it was charged, threatened to
shoot to kill.
ig a Bona
F new spring gai
pring Coat Suitt
ot of sizes and styles
t 1-3 off. In the lot
a size to fit you in a
rill satisfy the most ex
They will go fast at
lBRIDE.lTO4lE CIIANGES MN!.
American Gioes to Mieet English Siect.
Ieart but Finds She Had Salled for
New York, May 22.-Even at the
present stiff prices of ocean passen
ger travel there are times when a
man may regard as soundly Invested
that money which, stink in a first
class steamship ticket, brings him
nothing more substantial than infor
Somewhere in this great city, think
ing things over with might and main,
there is a young man who, having
'a.tglit the first boat to Ellis Isla ni
yestlerday, turned right around on
reaching there and took the next boat
lie had gone down to the sea to
meet Miss Volet Cooper, a young
Englishi girl who reached this city
Thri i'sday as a cahin passenger on the
Mauretania. She had left England
With It I, mind all -made Ip on an im
portalit ;1ubj1et. She is on her way
back again with her mind as coi
pletely made up on the same subject,
ut ill a wholly differeit direction and
to In entirely difftrent effect.
This is her1-t1,n to the au
thorities. at -:ilis Island, Whither she
was taken, heaulse she insisted on
0uig bIck on the samle vessel which
hrotitth her lire without s11 etting fo';t
on the sidcewalk. of New York:
My )ir1pose Iinl comigi to t his
,!Int IV W.I to nittrry an Americall
sol dier w h Cim I met whi)ile he was
srviing abroad. We were to haVe
been aln:lrri hero, but I lave chang
ed iy minid. If he calls for me
please t( 1 111111 1 will oit see him.
That is all I have to say."
So whenl the early boat arrived t
the island yesterday the young wo
ima's deision \was communeated 1a
th. Person whom It most conceiled.
lie raised lno commotion Vhatever. li
fact siic' the immigration authori
ties reflsed to disclose his ident ity
there' wat nothing to inform tie enstu
al o)server which of four young men
traveling back to the B3attery by the
ilext ferryboat was the one who had
just been so abruptly Crossed in love.
Nothing, that is to say, until tle'
boat made fast to Manhattan soil and
the four walked ashore with the flock
of passengers. Three of themn dived
unconcernedly into the subway and
bought tIckets for uptown. But the
rments was aire
ictions place the
on our entire st
Fasses, Satins, 1
Chines, and Foul
at 25 per cent <
them down to a -
they were alread:
Put Aside N<
fourth espying a florist's walked to it
ItId, -purchasing a great red rose,
phined It securely on himself.
BACK TO THE FARI.,
URGES GOV. COOPER
South Carolina Chief Executive Makes
Foreefuil Address Before Onthering
Washington, Maly 21.--Governor R.
A. Cooper, of South Carolina, made a
forcible a,1n( telling address here to
(ay before the conference of edicat
ors in session at the call of P. P. Clax
ton, l'inted States cmmissioner of ed
The South Carolina governor t;o
is I keynote edtieating the people to
go back to the farms from the cities,
stressing the point that while the man
onl tle farmn Is' a producer (he man In
the city can be little else but a con
The will of the Ponie. the same
thing that caused the American forces
to break the I lindenburg line, lie said,
is the thing that will educate these
sam people to become producers rath
(i than coinsumers and( which will
cause tie penduilu II to swinlg back to
proper place, he Said.
:overnuor (Cooier's aiddreiss brought
o(It uistinted applau se, and was es
; 1dlly appreiate(Id by tile large nu1m
'tr cf ladier I)resent.
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this delicious digestant with meals.
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Nothing like it for building rich
blood and solid flesh. At all gro.
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your nioney back on first dozen
If your regular dealer cannot sup
Ifly you, telephone
DIXIE FLOUR & GRAIN CO.
Distributors for Laurens.
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ady priced very
m far under va
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ards, to close out
ff, which brings
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yr priced extremely
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