Newspaper Page Text
OF SCOE LAPl
iltlinois Jury Hears Details of Slaugh
ter. Trial of Vivo Men.
-Marion, Ill., Dec. 14.-The march o
several' hundred armed men drivini
before them through the streets o
ilerrin, six blood stained prisoner
and the finding later of 20 'bodies wal
described to the jury by several wit
nesses today at tho trial of ive mei
held in connection with the riots o
Uefore a tense audience who packe4
the somber court room to the door:
and overtlowed into the hallway lead
ing to it and the borridors below, wit
nests for the state pointed out thre,
of tho dependants as men they hai
seen with -weapons in their hands th,
morning of the tragedy. Six of th<
bodies, according to the testimony o
J. .Marstrall .Lentz, a llerrin real estat
dealer, and T. -N. 'Lentz, his brothei
slo is a blacksmith and a members o
'the United Mine -Workers of America
were bound together with a singli
rope about their necks. Fourteen othe
dead or Injured victims were foun<
luat outside the Hlerrin city cometer
on the outskirts of the town, they tea
'Marshall outz, the first of the tw<
'to take .the stand, testified to seeinj
a crowd of several hundred men. pass
ing befbre his house in Herrin earl;
in thf morning of June 22, the day o
the killings. 11e said the crowd wa
*houting and singing and looked lik
a mob) and that "about six other
with bloody heads were being drive1
Latter, he said, he 1,ad gone 'wit
'his brother through the woods at th
dg'of the village.
"What did you see in the woods
he was asked.
"Fourteen men who had been she
dowii and some armed men." lie add
ed that he had then gone toward th
In the Distilt. Court of the Unite
For the Western District of Sout
'i the matter of J. iD. Godfrey, Banl
'To the Creditors of J. D. Godfrey,
1purens, iS. C.'i. F. D. 2, in the Cour
-ty of Laurens and District afortsab
Notice is hereby given that on tl
13th.day of December A. D. 1922. tI
said..1). Godfrey was duly adjudica
ed ASukrupt; and that .the dirst mee
ing of his creditors will be held in th
office of the mferee, in Greenville, I
C., on the 28th day of December A. -1
'?A2, t 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
w'hich time the said creditors may a
tend, prove their claims, appoint
trustee, examine the bankrupt an
tranUsaCt such other business as ma
iroperly come betpre said meeting.
At. claims must -be Itemized an
Aworn to on .forms prescribqd for u4
in bankTruptcy. The -referee requesI
that t claims be properly folded an
dluly endorsod ou back.
10. a. OLY'H E,
'Refereo in Bankruptc,
(Wood Separator) hi
--quality plates, selecti
- cedar wood separator
Built right, of all nes
Easily the hest lo;
priced hattery you oa
---,'~: Sizes to fit all cars.
"What did you find there?" asked
I !Delos Duty, states attorney.
"I found six men' in the middle of
- the road tied together with ropes
about their necks. Three of them
f were still breathing I think."
3 "Did you see anything else of
f wounded or dead men
"Yes, we drove down the road In
an automobile and saw four more
- dead-one of them was hanging to a
f Lentz said he could not identify any
of those he had seen with guns ex
I cept Herbert 'Walker, who is not one
i of the defendants in the present case,
- an indictment against him having been
- set aside at the request of the prose
I I N. eantz corroborated his broth
D er's testimony regarding the finding
3 of the bodies. George Harrison, who
f has a farm at Herrin, near the scene
3 of the slayings, told of seeing a grodp
-, of about .25 men with a single prisoner
f near his farm.
,, "They started south with the prison
D er and shot him down when he ran," he
I Later the 'witness testified he aw
r another group of about 12 armed men
enter a clump of woods with two
prisoners. Then he heard shots, he
Mr. Harrison pointed out Bert
-Grace, one of the defendants as one
r of the men he had seen with a gun in
f his hand. He also said he had seen
s Otis SLaynard and iDallas McCree,
L neither of whom is a defendant. May
3 nard, he said, had no gun.
I McCree, according to the witness,
with three other men, whom he was
i unable to identify, came up to his
a barn and told him they wanted to go
through the lot "to head off some men
'Who had gotten loose."
"What else did he say?" Harrison
t was asked.
- lie said: "We shot two of them be
e fore we got here."
Another witness, Lawrence Beare, a
Herrin truck driver, .pointed out from
the stand Joe Carnaghi, a defendant,
as a member of the mob whom he had
d seen carrying a pistol.
R. L. 'Poole, a resident of Herrin,
testified he had seen Leva Mann, an
other defendant, and Percy Hall, a
resident of Herrin, who is not among
f the defendants in the present case,
among the armed marchers.
* Poole said the crowd of marchers
el was made up of between '200 and 500
persons and declared the prisoners,
"tired dirty, and clad only in shirt
Le trusers," rwere driven ahead of
3. the marchers in the direction of the
t The witness said he had seen among
a the spectators who had watched the
4 Procession Robert Herron, the chief
Y of police of Herrin. After the pnarch
d era had passed, he testifted, he had
0 walked several blocks from his house
s and on his return had heard the dio
d tant sound of gun firing.
Loose Leaf Ledgers. Eke.
Advertiser Printing Op.
s. - 6--volt
Other sizes at
a htiy hihe
ge Battery Co.
TO IIULP GERIMANS
alepresentatives Would Appropriate
70,000,000. Appeal By Newton.
Washington, 'Dec. 14.-Appropria
tion of $70,000,000 for relieving famine
donditions in Germany and Austria
was proposed in a resolutito nintroduc
ed today by Representative Newton
Republican) of 'M'issouri.
The resolution, which- declared the
-people were in despair, provides that
the fund be expended for 'purchase of
food supplies in the United States, to
.be distributed by the American Red
Cross with the assistance of Red Cross
organizations in, Germany and Aus
Introduced in behalf of 21 members
of congress, the resolution recited that
"widespread starvation even now pr-e
vails among the 70,000,000 people of
Austria and Germany," and that un
lees relief is immediately extended,
"hundreds of thousands if not mil
lions will die of hunger and cold dur
ing the coming winter,"
Bread riots already have occurred
in a number of German cities, the res
olution continued. "Sixty per cent of
the children of the two countries are
undernourished, and the death rate
from tuberculosis, stomach troubles
and other diseases have increased to
an alarming extent."
The resolution declared that the
allied reparations commission had es
timated 2,000,000 tons of grain 'would
be necessary to prevent starvation in
Germany, and that with the low value
of the mark twice the .present circu
lation of paper money In the nation
would 'be required to pay for it.
In a statement accompanying the
resolution Representative Newton said
that under the terms of the peace
treaty Germany had been required to
relinquish milch cows, heifers, goats
and sheep essential to her food sup
ply and that in addition the great
bulk of her coal swas being taken to
France and tBelgium, with a conse
quent shut down of factories.
"We are a Christian nation," Mr.
Newton said, "and our religion teaches
charity, even unto an enemy, and
while Germany and Austria were our
enemies, they are now our fallen foe,
and I am sure that America is not
willing to see their helpless women
and children diie of cold and starva
'"The people who are now suffering
in Germany and Austria are not the
people iwho started the war, and they
had no control over its conduct."
Quoting President Wilson as having
said that the United States had no
quarrel "with the German people," the.
"Our government continued, during
the war, to pledge Its sympathy f4r
the people of Germany and t9 de
nounce the militarlem and ambitio#
of the Hiohenzollern moanrchy. The
morale of the German army broke
down; they drove out the kaiser and
set up a reptublic resembling our owg.
Surely now we shoulq not abando_
them in their distress and drive.them
to B3olshevispi. fif we force the Ger
muan people, were of industry, orgarli
zation, chemistry, military discipline
and skill into, the resources anid man
power of Russia the result to the rest
of the world may prove disastrous.''
Mr. Newton cited roller measures by
the United States in behalf of China,
Armenia, Belgium, France, Russia and
the Balkan states, declaring the coun
try should not now "permit women
'and children in Germiany and Austria
to die of cold and hunger."
The following representatives, ali
Republicans, sponsored the ibill: New
ton, Sweet, Stephens, JRhodes, Roden
ber, Roach, Fairfleld, Hull, llukriede,
Patterson (Missouri), Atkeson, IKnut
son, Hayes, 'Britten, Voigt, Sinclair,
Beck, Lampert, J. *M. Nelson, Thornp
* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* QUA RTEiILY M E ET'N(' *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
The quarterly meeting of the fl. Y.
'P. U. convention will be held with the
First Baptist church of Laurens D~e
comber 31st, beginning at 2 o'clock. All
young people are urged to 1b0 presqent.
Following is .the ,program:
Song Service-Choir'ster in charige.
Devotional-Miss Edna Riddle.
Greetings-Mr. Carroll Smith.
Response-Mr. 'Harold Wallace.
Talk:Old Testament Reveals God's
Plan for World--wide Mlssions.Ilov.
W. (la. Cooper.
Jesus Planned World-wide Missions',
-Mrs. Chailmers Armstrong.
Jesus Commanded World-wide Mis
slons-aMr. J. B. Hart,
Our Part In the World-widle Program.
-Mr. Robert Calige.
Reports of Vice-Presidents and Junior
Three Minute Report of Northern Sec
tional 'Convention.-Miss .Agnes .Mar
Scott George, ;Pres,
'Emnma Henderson, Sec. -
BIG LOT OF JEWELRY
Fortunately for us and the public, we have with
us for a few days a special repi sAentative from
a large Jewelry House who brings with him a
full and complete assortment of
JEWELRY FOR THE
such as Bracelet Watches, Diamond Rings,
white gold and platinum Diamond pins, rings,
bracelets, cuff links and many other things.
It is a beautiful line---big selection for father,
mother, brother, sister and sweetheart. If it's
Jewelry, come on while the representative is
here---we've got it.
Come early and avoid the rush.
All new goods at new low prices.
Buy %Your Christmas Gifts
If You Want to Save Money
Men's Silk Knitted Ties, each . . . . 39c
Men's Silk striped Shirts, each . . $1.95
Fine: Madras Shirts, each . ' . .. . . 98c
Ladies' boxed Hankerchiefs, per box . . 50c
Ladies' bed-room Slippers, per pair . . 98c
Ladies' Fine Silk Hose, per pair . . . 98c
Beautiful Towels, each . . . . .. . 49c
Towel Sets . . . . .. 756 and $1.25
Children's.Woolen Gloves, per pair . . 49c
Ladies' Charis&t Gloves $1.50 and. $95
Umbrellas, each. . . . . . . . 98c
Hundreds o he Useful Articles
That Will Make Aprpriate Gifts
- - TiR dQ STAND,