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VOLUME xxxvii. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1921.0UBR1
IN ARBUCKL[ CAS[
Defense Now Accuses a
State's Witness t
Counsel for Film Comedian Charges p
that lilackumil may IInve lieen Mo- C
'ive Belihid Charge of Murder and
that This Figured in His Arrest.
'San Francisco, Sept 26.-An asser
ti m in court today by Roscoe 9.
( 'atty' Arbuckle's chief counsel,
iFrank Dominguez, that he believed
3blackmail had been contemplated
against the film comedian and that
.this motive fgured in the defendant's
.arrest on a murder charge, was or
dered put before the grand jury to
night by DIstrict Attorney Matthew A.
'Brady issued subpoenas for Do
minguez and his associate counsel,
(Charles 11. Brennan of San F rancisco, C
and Milton M. Cohen of Los Angeles,
to appear at tonlight's grand jury ses
sion and repeat their charges.
The action rwas taken, Brady said,
on the request of Alfred Semnaoher,
who 'was accused by Dominguez to
day of having conspired with Mrs.
Bambina Delmont, ,the complaining
Witness against Arbuckle, to take
torn parts of the clothing of Miss ,
Virginia Rappe to Los Angeles for the
pumipose, Dominguez said, of extort- b
Ing money from the defendant, who
Is charged with the murder of Miss
tDominguez made his assertion af
ter long questioning of Semnacher re
garding his previous, testimony in the
Police Judge Lazarus, before whom
the hearing is being held, refused,
however, to allow Dominguez to d
question Semnacher along this line,
'saying it had no part in the present
Semnacher's testimony took up
most of the afternoon session. In the
morning Dr. Arthur Berdslee who
treated Miss Rappe after the revel In
Arbuckle's hotel suite, 'testified he
discovered evidence, of a ruptured (
bladder early the morning after the
party and that ha advised her re- d
,moval to a hospital. The defense was
unable to make him admit that site
-could not have been suffering from
anything else. Dr. Beardslee reiter
ated his diagnosis, and said he found
her writhing in -pain so great he had w
to adiminister sedatives three times.
Replying to a hypothetical question er
regarding the cause of a torn blad- v
(er, he said an injury such as that
described would have beeii caused by
an external force such as a fall or a
blow, although contortions incident to w
violent vomiting might -have pro
duced that effect.
Evidences of alcoholism were over
shadowved by Miss Rappe's suffering
from the rupture, Dr. Bhea.rdslee said. 'I
Hie testified that 'Mrs. Delmont, who
attended the Injured gui, showed no
signs of beinig undecr the influence of
alcohol or dirugs.h
The deLfenlse pursued its question- h~
ing of Semnacher wvith great vigor, nh
causing him to announce that he 'u'
muist have been misquoted if he had hi
salid le was aliss Rtappe's manager.T
I us acquaintance with bo0th her andi n
Mrs. D~elmont was more or less ens
uial u ntil shortly before their trip to P~
San Francisco where they attended r~
Arbuckle's party, lhe said. ,
'Dominguez (luestionedi the wiltness Ii
closely about a purse Ihe produced hi
from his 'pocket, saying it was Miss fr
Ranppe's, and asking wvhat connection r(
lie had had with it. Semnacher re
plied that, after the party, Milss
Rappe asked him to look for it and
that on asking Arbucklo about it next
day Arbucklo produced it from a
deck. Semntcheor said he then took 4
tt to aliss Rappe in a' nearby roon,a
whore she lay ill.
Asked about Mrs. Delmont's con-k
dition at the party, Semnacher testi
fled that shte was5 dressed in yellow~
pajamas, andI ap~pearedl "lit tip" or
"about halh drunk," when he first saw
her. ie denied hearing any screams
from the room where Mliss Rappe af
ter'wardls was found in distress.
The defense dIrow frtom Somnachor
the admission 'that ho might have
misunderstood Arbuckle's exact lang- a'
stage regarding the ice incident, lie At
said Arbnokie had described to him~ bl
Anniversary of Date on W
Stricken Finds Him Shov
His Recovery Bcing More 2
Washington, Sept. 25.-Woodrow
Wilson fell a sick man two years ago
today. Since then ho has passed un
der the shadow of death and out of
the 'White House.
Thousand; of Americans of what
ever political faith recalled the an
niversary of the beginning of the
former president's Illness and won
dered what he was doing. Although
he no longer flgures in The datlf
headlines as he used to, Mr. Wilson
still Is "news".
Therefore it seems appropriate on
this occasion to tell the latest news
Mr. Wilson, besides following the
ways of a retired gentleman with a
lively interest in the .world's affairs,
lives by the eight hour day which
he once told coggress was "adjudged I
-by the thought and experience of
recent years a thing upon which so
ciety is justified in insisting, as in
the interest of health, efficiency and
contentment." dle aims to have eight
hours for sleep, eight hours for
work and eight hours for relaxation
and keeps to the schedule .pretty
Seven o'clock in the morning is
about his rising time. He once
again shaves and bathes alone and
then takes some calisthenic exer
cises prescribed by his physicians as
benoflcirl in restoring the use of
nerves 'nd muscles which were im
>aired during his breakdown. ale
has breakfast in 'Mrs. Wilson's bou
(oir and finds that two years of ill
ness and slow convalesence have not
affected his appetite. The morning
Pa,pera never are neglected whatever
else may demand attention. Half a
dozen Ot4tQBWAj 4leiUveo&*darIy and
Mr. Wilson reads them thoroughly.
Work of Morinlg
Then comes the morning's work.
About that time the mail carrier, six
days a tweek, delivers quite a packet
of letters. They come from a variety
of correspondents. Old friends of
the adlministration days write in
formal .friendly notes or discourso oni
the politics of the (lay. Schools and
colleges ask for donations; individ
tals who feel the pinch of the times
ask for some personal financial as
sistance. Others discourse on the
shortcomings as they see them of the
Republican party. Autograph hunt
eirs are represented in large number.
Various gentlemen who think their
aillment is the same as Mr. Wilson's
want to know the names of his physi- I
clans. Mrs. IWilson invariably goes I
over the morning's mail with her hus
band, some letters are turned over to
a secretary for reply, most of them
the former 'president answers jpersoni
aihly, dictating to a stenographer whoI
comes from his law office every
morning for the purpose. All of them
he signs himself.
The morning's work is done In the1
library. The old1 desk and chair and
table Mr. Wilson itsed in his study
at. Princeton are there. Tihousands
of volumes which wierc piacked awvay
while ho was in the White Illouse are
there. Tlhrough the windlows r.ty be
seen~ the indigo blhue strip of Vir
ginia hills where lie used to go golf
ing, and not far away hangs a bag
of golf sticks, a reminder of a better
I'rlnceton Colors Used
The former president and his in
separiable comipanion always have
thoir lunchesj served In the dining<
room. Then comes a nap of an hour <
ind1( then, unless the weather' is most
iclement, a motor (hive. Mir. Wison
.virile in the White Ilouse b- came at
tachied to a certain automobile. It
went .hack, as is the custom each
:'ear' to the manufacturer, from
whom Mir. IWilson bought It as a
"used car". 'He hiad it painted black,I
.vith orange t rimm'IngsaPrinceton
color's-and in 'his car which lie re-1
gards as an 01(1 friend, lie goes driv
ing into the eountryside. lie dislikes
explor'ing new routes .but rather en
joys driiving over the same ground
at about the same time. Many folks
in the country look for him; one
quaint 01(1 lady recentiy held up the
car' and :presented a sweater which
she had knitted; a little girl *gase
him a knitted lap robe, Frequently
lird District Medical society to
Meet at Country Club Thursday.
The annual meetIng of the Third
Ilstrict Medical society is to be held
t the Bois-Terre country club, be
ween this city and Clinton, Thurs
ay of this week. The doctors of
everal counties will arrive shortly be
arc noon by automobile and will sit
own to a luncheon at one o'clock.
)r. Rolfe E. lHughes, of this city, is
resident of the association and Dr.
. C. B1ambrell, of Abbeville, is see
The following program has been
"Present Types of 'Doctors."-Dr.
olfe 14. Hughes, Laurens.
"Relyort of Unique Cases."--Dr. Geo.
"Some Observations on the Trend
f American 'Medicine as Observed at
le Boston Meeting of the A. M. A."
-Dr. E. A. Hines, Sec., S. C. 'M. A.
"Subject Unannounced."-Dr. G. A.
"Unusual Cases." (Surgical)-Dr. S.
"Rcmarks."--Dr. T. L. W. Bailey,
ounclilor Third District, Clinton.
Rioifbrt of Cases.
Election of Officers and Selection of
ext Aleeting Place.
Officers Session 1921-President:
r. Rolfo E. Nu-ghes, Laurens.
Vice-Presidents: Dr. W. G. Black
ell, Parksville; Dr. C. H. Blake,
'Secretary: Dr. C. C. Gambrell, Ab
Councillor for the District: Dr. T.
W. Bailey, Clinton.
MRS. SARAII CATHCART
lep-Mother of Mrs. W. D. Byrd bied
at Home of Mrs. Byrd Sunday Night.
Mrs. -Sarah 'Cathcart, widow of the
te ,William J. Cathcart, of Columbia,
ed at the home of her step-danughter,
r, NW. DA 3Byrd,-. a -few miles from
aurens -Sunday night at 1, o'clock.
he body was carried to Columbia
onday afternoon and funeral servic
'were held there Tuesday.
Mir. Cathcart was twice niarried,
tll of his wives being daughters of
ie late Henry Shell, of this county.
r the first union there are four chil
'en, W. C. Cathcart and Henry
itheart, of Columbia, Mrs. L. C.
Ipscomb, of Ninety Six, and Mrs. W.
'Byrd. No children were born to
rs. Sarah Cathcart, but she reared
in ehildren of her departed sister
ith deep devotion and care.
The deceased was approaching sev
ity years of age at her death. She
as a devoted member of the Baptist
itrch and a woman of noble in
Ilse and piety. During most of he
,e she was a resident of Colunibia.
here ,he was noted for her useful
ss and heli!fulness to others.
MOliE ItEAL1TY DEALS
Properties. J1. L,. M. Irby Buys enu
South Hanrper Street.
D. 10. Todd, who recently tradled is
>me on WVest Main street for tile
>me of M ir. Fleming Jones on Clhest
it street, lias traded the Jones hlome
lth .\r. J. C. Shell for the latter's
>mne in thle rear' of .the post offIce,
he dletails of the latter trade have
>t been .given out.
Another realty dheal recently mamde
lbile wvas tile sale of tile bungalow
'cently bilit b~y Mr'. Add Martin on
)th'll iarper street to Mr. .J. L. M.
by3. Th'lis is a ver'y attratcive little
11m1 amid Mir. Irby will move inito it
omi 111 apartments in tile Vincent
sidenco at an ealy (late.
Tio have Tag D~ay
Next Wednesday, October 5th1, has
men dlesignatedl as "'rag i~ay" by theO
vie Leagute and on that (lay citizens
the town will be0 asked to buty tags
a minimum 'price of 25 cents. The
'oceeds will be used toward the up
oep of the court hlouse square.
Cot ton Coes Skyward
Tile Notton market showed renewedl
tivity yes-terday,' the October option
Ivancing over $5.00 per~ bale IvithI
her months making lesser gain's.
lhe local .martket was atroulnd 2t cents
sHterd(ay aftetnoon with little selling.
id others, but later' ho told tile pro-,
cution thalt ho did not mistake Ar
VES SIMPLE LIFE
hich Woodrow Wilson Was
ring Marked Improvement,
Ldvanced Than Family Could
the car stops at a farm and takes
Dh a load of fresh vegetables, oggs
and fowls. 'fle party Is always
hlome before dark.
Dinner is an Informal affair; some
ines there are guests, always old
[riehtds or associates. Irs. Wilson no
longer dresses for the occaiIon as she
Ilways did while Mir. Wilson Was
president; it Is pn famill. But no
neal in the Vilisoni household ever
)roceeds until grace is said. \ir. \Vil
son has always said it himself, and
iontlths ago when Ie was so weak he
:ould hardly stan(I Without aid, and
uts voice was almost inaudible he
steadied himself on his chair and wihis
)ered the 'plea for divine blessing.
Friends remember him ever at
ueals. Frequently a Potomac river
lsherman sends a rare specimen
roni his catch. Once, another friend
sent him ducks out of season and
aid the game warden a handsome
Reading or Aiusenent
After dinner -he goes in for read
ng or amlusement. Once a week 'Mr.
Willsonl has a motion picture show
)f his own and frequently sees the
eature film at the asme time it is
)eing shown at the theaters (town
own. Occasionally lie goes to a
laudeville show, his party taking
moats in the last row, and entering
Ind leaving with every effort to
Lvoid ostentation. It rarely happens,
lowever, that somebody fails to dis
-over the visitors and a demonstra
ion of handelapping always ensues.
Elvenings at home, however, are
;pont in the family circles. The for
ner president and Mrs. Wilson read a
)ook together, or perhaps Mrs. Wil
;on reads aloud,
Scmetimes It is one of the detective
(tories of which Mr. Wilson was said
o Ie so fond. They do not now
orn as large a part of his reading
is may have been the case years ago.
lie takes to bed early, not to Sleep,
iowever, but to relax, to read and
vrite. fllke M-ark Twain he does
nuch reading (nd writing in bed.
'ropped up1) by pillows, and with a
ittle writing board across his knees
le reads and makes notes, some of
hoem voluminous and in shorthand.
ohody knows what they arie about.
le iputs them carefully away. They
re not notes for a book, which many
Not to Wrie Book
Unless Mr. Wilson changes his
nind decidely he will write n1o re
Ily to Robert Lansing o1 any one
Ise wh1(o has criticised his pollcies.
writer who has been given aecess
o .ir. Wilson's paler of which there
s most a ton, Is wr'iiting a book, hut
t wIll be his own; not Ai r. Wilson's.
''ill give you any mater'ial I have
01' yOtir boo)0k,"' ialri. Wilison to0(1ld hin.
I'll answer' any qutestions yo0u ask;
'at it's yottr hook. I dlon't even wvant
o see what you write."
iilfiwever the evening ' 'uy be spent,
Iowevei' tir'ed hie may he, thier'e 1s
no thing the former president never
meglects. It is the readilng of a fewv
'erses of the iie. Whlen lhe says
:00( night lie invaiably r'eadis aloud
omne shoi't passage from the book(
l'hich always i'ests onl the r'eading
able at his bedside.
Fr'iends and admiiiireis ask, wh~at is
,orow.0% Wilsoin's recal condiit ion
'lle will be 65 years of age next Dec
eimbei' andl has passed thrioulgh an or
lcal which few meni survive. The
aeasu re of his progress towai'd health
oust be meiisiured with those facts in
nlind. lils normal wveighit In health
vhile he wais president wvas 180
loulnds. le showed~ little (Iepariture
r'onm that flgui'e nowv. Is eyesight is
5 goodi, although lie has dliscar1ded
is favorsite noseglasses for specta
Ics. 1llis hir has turned snow white,
ott it has not thinnedl. Ills appetite
s too robust to 'please his phlysicians.
41st Mar'chi whein lie left the White
louse :with president-elect Harding
m attendant had to place his feet on
ach succeedling step from the por
leo. The oilher (lay lhe sent his at
endant away andl climbed alone, not
vithout some effoi't, into his autonmo
(Continued on Pae 4.)
LT. LAKE'S REMAINS
LAID TO REST
Simple but inipressive Ceremonies at
the Funeral of Late Lieutenant
Milled li World War.
Simple but impressive services were
hold at the Laurens cemetery Sunday
afternoon at live o'clock when the re
mains of Licut. Thos. D. Lake, Jr.,
were given their final resting place af
ter having lalin for nearly three years
near the ~little village of Ardeuil, in
France, where he was killed in his
country's catise in September, 1918.
llAieut Lake's body arrived from llo
boken, .N. J., Saturday afteriooi, a
large number of his former friends
being at the train out of respect for
his memory. The body lay at the home
of his parents, .r. and Mrs. Tihos. D.
Lake, until Sunday afternoon wien
it was borne to the cemetery. In view
of the memoilal services 'which were
held at the Met hodist church a few
months after his death, no services
were held at the house and the ser
vices at the cemetery were very sim
ple. fWith prayer and scripture read
ing by local ministers and song ser
vice by a selected choir, the body was
gently lowered into the grave. As a
mark of tribute the local 'post of the
American Legion, named after icut.
Lake, formed an escort of honor to
the grave. The active pall bearers
were relatives and associates In life,
as follows: Chas. Fleming, Frank
Caine, llenry Franks, Rice Nickels,
Douglas Featherstone, of Greenwood,
Edwin -Lucas, of Columbia, Jas. C.
Todd, Frank and Walter Fielder, of
Spartanburg. Leonard Cudd, Luther
Brice and Ralph Earle, of Spartan
burg were here to attend the services,
begides other relatives and friends.
Thomas D. Lake, Jr., 'was the old
est son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ).
Lake of this city. le graduated from
Wofford college in 1911". In 1917, at
Lhe first call for preparation for thu
war, the United States having gone
in, he was accepted at the oileers'
training school at Camp Ogletho pe
and from that camp was commission
ed as a lieutenant, and was assignedl
to tCamp Jackson, In Tie reorganiza
lion of the forces' lie was assigned to
Lie Three Hundred an1d Noventy-fh'st
Infantry, Elighty-Third division, and
with the unit lie went overseas in ti
early summer of 1918. Capt. W. R.
Richey and L2ieut. J. C. Todd, both of
baurens, were alos ofilcers of the reg
'lie gave tup his life while leading his
ueii in the great Champagne valley
:rive, being killed by it high ex-plo
give sliell. lli body was burtied in a
rude box 'with two otiher officers and
ie spot marked by 'lAileut. Todd.
Between the time of his gradutlion
mnd hits entrance into the army, Lieut.
bakc bought cotton on the local mar
ket with his father and had already
won the respect and friendshi p of the
business comunity. lie had 0"one
ties of friendship among young lople
f his age. Ills death Clit short a
0)1W( .NIE ('OTT'ON (AllOWI'E ItS
fl~lttg 11e11ldin the 'ourt hlouse
II. W. Watkins, assistant director
If extension work at Clemson, and D).
I1. Anderson, a prominent farmer of
Spartnnburg couinty, addressed a gath
ainig of farmers and hankers in the
sourt houise Sa turd'(ay mor)ni ng in thle
interest of the -Sotuth Carolina Cotton
T1he~ object of the association, as ex
plain(d by the siceakers, is to 1poo1 t ho
!ottoni crop of the state, sell it in
large lots dir ect to mnantrfacturers
where possible, gIving the Cotton
gr'ower thie benefit of world cotton
na rkets and reducling the cost of (is
tribution. The association htopes to
bave signed tup 4100,000 bales of cotton
jf thie 1922 cr01), though it may start
business on a smauller' number of
bales. ILaurens counity is asked to
sign up 16,000 bales.
No action towardi an organization
was taken at tihe 1meetinlg, but several
>ther meetings are beintg heldl in the
county tils week. County Agent
r'revatthan, ,who is taking an interest
in the association, states that plans
ror' an organization in 'the county wilt
e announced later.
Mr. Watkins, after the meeting, said
bhat the success of thd~ association was
largely dlependlent upon thie co-Opera
tion of bankers and farmers and that
lie was sure that the banker's would
meet the farmers half .way ini their
loesiro to secure a profitable sale 01l
BIG RAIL STRIKE
IS NOW iHR[AT[N[D
Railway |Workers Oppose
Lenders of the Big Four Labor Unions
line Little Dloubt, but that, Rank
and File Iae ofted for Striko
Against leduction of Iages.
Chicago, Sept. 26.-Leaders of the
Big Four brotherhoods and affiliated
unions tonight leclared they had lit
tle doubt that the railway eiployees
had voted for a general strike rather
than ac'cept a wage reduction, but an
nounec. t'lat the conversative coun
sei of the leaders might prevail
Eagainst a walkout.
,eneral chairmen of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen began
counting the 186,000 strike ballots of
their men, but admitted before the first
envelope was opened that, judging
from the known temper of the men,
the result will be overwhelmingly in
favor of a strike. Giving an estimated
majority, 'Vice4resident James Mur
"Our past experience has been that
89 per cent of the men will always
Vote to strike."
Next Monday omlcials of the Brother
liood of Locomotive Engineers, Order
)f Railway Conductors, Brotherhood of
[ecomotive Firemen and Enginemen,
Ind Switchmen's Union of North
America, will meet here to count the
Atrike votes of their 259,000 members.
Railroad union leaders here ex
roct all the brotherhoods and the
iwitchmen's union to cast substantial
majorities for a strikc. The amliated
shop crafts have already voted, by a
majority of approximately 325,000 to
18,000 to walli put, and are Gnly wait
IDg to see what action the er un
ons '% ill take and for the United
aItes railroad inbor board to dispose
if the opending working rules agree
Reports of the general chairmen of
he trainmen whenl they assemnibled to
lay were plainly disappointiig to the
inion leaders. ThI trainmen ahad vot
A on a separate ballot because their
eaders did not approve of the joint
iaIlot preliared by tihe ot her unions.
)n September 12, President W. . Leo
ddressed a circular letter to the men
n which he pointed out live reasons
vhy he thought a strike would be un
vise at this time and why the men
night expect to accept soi wage rc
'lie asked the men to consider the
aet that wages and working condi
ilons of all classes (establisied since
91S were the result of a world war;
h1 at 5,000,000 .imn are nlow- i neiplov
d:that nearly all classes of labor
vn e beeni forced by mediamtion, a rhi
rat ion, strlikes or lockouts to accept
edutied rates of i ay duii ing the past
mar; that Ithe inc reasedl wages grant
.d railroadl men last year wer~e based
in increased (ost of living and that
rover~inment re Ports inien cteed a I16 per
tent I cut in livain'g costs since. JTulv 1,
The letter, however, apparentiv has
ailed to infinience the voting, the gen
ralI chai rmen reportedl todlay.
The sti ke vote, hiowever, union of..
IdalIs ipointed out, dloes not. nccessari
y mean the immedliate calling of a
~trike. The qinestion as submitted to
lhe men enarriedl a vo e for or against
'a strike uinlIeCss tie wage reduction
tuistion can be sett ledl in a manner
~atisfactory' to tne general grievance
ommnittece repiresen tin g t he class of
~ervice in which I am engaged."
At iddle's Ol Field
There will lie an Ice cream supper
tt 'Riddles Old Field school house Sat
irday evening, Oct. 1st. TPhe pro
eedhs are to go for the benefit of the
echool. The ptubl Ic is cordially in
Hi pnuosIsI Comhig
Mr. Chias. Under'wood, adlvance
agent, was In the city yesterday mak
ing arrangements for the appearance
1t the Opera House soon of Fayssour,
Lho hyupnotlst and mental telepathIst.
P~ay'ssoux was here about five years
ago and no doubt many will remomber