Newspaper Page Text
VLAIRLED BY DEATH
Former Laurens County Citizen, Ialith.
ful and Trusted Employee Passes to
Reward after IShort Illness.'
The State, April 14th.
After a brief illness necessitating an
operation, Williain J. Powers of 1421
Gervais street died yesterday after
noon at 4 o'clock. 'Mr. Powers had
'been operated upon Saturday after
noon and his condition w'as considered
critical, but lie had responded to the
.k1f1 of the surgeonts and rallied
slightly. There was a sudden change
for the worse yester'day 4fterno6n.
Mr. Powers was :a menber of the
clerical force of the American Express
company, .. ith which company he had
been a iieftul and trusted employee
for several years. tHe was a native of
Laurens cotenty, bcrn May 22, 1857, be
Ing nearly 63 years of age. He was
engaged in farming In 'Laurens until
1897 'when he removed to Columbia,
where he has reared his family. -Hc
was the son of William J. and Mar
garet L. Powers. ils vpnerable mothei
preceded him to the grave but a few
years ago. (His imanediate surviving
-relatives are a siater, lrs. .Bramlett o
Laurens and two half-sisters, Mrs. P
(B. Carlisle of Los Angeles, Calif., and
Mrs. William Tennent of Columbia
mother of Mrs. W. D. :Love and Mrs
1. C. Heath.
Mr. .Pdwers married MIss 'Susan Ten
nent, daughter of William Tennent
a merchant in Charleston. She wit1
the following children survive: 'NrS
T. 0. Ott of Columbus, Ga.; Mrs. Sim1p
son H. Zimmerman, E. Capers iPowers
William J. 'Powers, Jr., Miss Susai
Powers and Wililiam Tennent Powers
Funeral services will be conductec
at the home Wednesday afternoon a
t; o'clock. Interment will be at ilm
wood cemetery. The Rev. K. G. FIn
lay will conduct the services. The fol
' low will act as Pa-l1fearers: Paul
Fellers, W. P. Bowes, B. 0. Broolkei
Cooper Uarris, John Hughes Coopei
G. R. Lindsay, F. G. Vance, Thoma
One wha had known Mr. Powers fo
many years said of him that he wa
a man of lovable disposition, even teml
perament, of the hilghes;t rectitude an
character, that lie had held more tha
one position of trust and responsibilit
under the most exacting circumatanc
es, and with always a record of prc
bity, application and reliability. ,H
loved home life and enjoyed hl
friends and his hooks as few mc
knew vow to do.
NATIONAL OVE A -j,
OLUJ is SOUIgT
Now York Entihusiasts Would Anial.
gamate adl Overall Clubs in the
New York, April 24.-tAmalgamation
of the overall clubs of the country in
to a national organization to force
down prices will be attempted by the
:lromoters of New York's 91' Cla'
Parade today, it was declared by iWal
ter J. Kingsley of the Cheese iclub,
one of the sponsors of the movement.
Following the procession up Broad
Iway of advocates of old clothes, blue
denims and gingham which was cheer
ed by thousands along the line of
march, Hinksley stated that the next
stop In- the campaign will be forma
tion of a national army to twage effec
tive war on high clothing prices by
refusing to) buy until quotations drop
within "reasonable limits."
"The Cheese club," he said, "Is'will
ing to undertake the amalgamatiop of
the overall clubs of the country into
a national organization to agree on
what should he the 'maximum, price'
to pay for hutr. shoes, suits, dresses,
underwear, socks, stockings and such
necessilies--and to pledge its mem
bership to refusal to buy until wear
ing apparel can be bought within that
"Old clothes must be oworn until
those 'maximum prices' arrive. Buy
no new hat until you can get a good
one-for $5 for example. Promote
thrift and flght againht the common
tendency of extravagance.
"Already the club has received some
thing like 10,000 letter' from individ
uals endorsing its stand for old clothei
and overalls until prop).teering ceases
With a national organization fighting
on a thrift and economy -basis, thi
I campaign t.gainst high prices shouh
L develop battering rain 'force."
Coincident with the overalls parad4
. here today came announcement by th
. National Carment Retailer's assoela
tion that 10,000 questionnaIres haIt
been despatched to stores throughou
the United States to learn merchant'
opiions on just what constitut
"necessity" and "luxury" appare
r within the meaning of the Lever anti
s profiteering law. Men's, woman's an<
- children's clothing in all materials an
: at all prices were the subject of in
ri quiry, it was added.
y John I1. IHan, executive secretar
- for the association, declared that on
- result of the inquiry will be to "clea
e up the whole situation" and brin
s prompt. mutual understanding betwee
n the government and clothing inanufac
turers and merchants.
Former French Premier Gets 8 Years'
Improsminent qnd 5 Years' Banish.
ment. Denied All Rights as Citizen
for 10 years.
Paris, April 23.-Joseph Caillaux,
former premier of France, tonight in
the tNeuilly hospital listened to the
reading of the sentence of the' sen
ate which ,sitting as a high court of
justice, yesterday 'convfcted him of
commerce and of correspondence with
Three years imprisonment, f five
years: forced residence in a town to
be selected by the minister of 'the
interior, and ten years loss of po
pitical rights, the latter clause carry
ing with it inability to vote or to hold
oillce -was the sence imposed.
The document was read by a courl
oflicer sent to the hospital for th<
purpose, after it had been promul.
gated before the senate tonight b
Leon bourgeois, the presiding officer
Caillaux was not present in the sen
ate chamber at the time.
The prisoner made no commen
after the official made known th
contents of . the document, -but li
face showed signs of deep sadnesE
Asked by the newspalper men presen
whether he desired to make a state
ment, Caillaux replied:
"I shall be at your 'disposal to
morrow or tle next day, when I at
The question when M. Caillaux I
to be freed requires intricate figui
Ing to decide, for allowance has t
be made for the time that he has bee
under restraint in prison and at ti
hospital. 'The prisoner was in ja
for 27 months and this time, adde
to the Iperiod he has been in the ho,
pital, according to his partisans, cot
stitutes the service of the full te
of imprisonment imposed by the set
The decision not to bring Caillau
before the senate, tonight provok(
rumors that he would lie releas(
during the night.
'Paris, April 23.-It is understo
that at a seerei meeting of the hil
court this evening prior to the rea
ing of the terms of verdict agali
D Caillaux it was agreed that the tin
r Caillaux has spent in prison and
the hospital shall apply td the thr
* years imprisonment term imposed ai
- that therefore Caillaux will 'e libe
IRclief for Homeless and Other Suf
ferers Sent by the Alabama Gov
Hamilton, Ala., April 22.-Nineteen
victims of Tuesday's tornado In Ma
rion county were buried yesterday and
today and seventeen of the injured are
in the court house here which has
been converted into a temporary hos
Wital. Many othfr injured are in ;pri
Governor Kilby today sent a supply
of ten-ts and soldiers to handle them
and these will be used for the shel
Outside aid is badly needed. A
survey of the storm wrecked section
today shows the damage to have been
even greater than had been thought
Houses cannot be built soon because
of adjacent sawmills and lumbei
mills were dLestroyed and some of
the finest timber in this section o0
the state has been ruined.
At a mass meeting today a counti
relief committee was formed witi
Ernest D. Fite as chairman and Gradi
t Paudle secretary and treasurer.
Washington, April 25.-Advices fron
Mlexico reaching here today, includini
some reports to the government, ap
peared to be in shanlp conflict with th
summary of the situation as to ti
Sonora revolutionary movement mad
public in Mexico City today. Army of
ficers who are studying the situatioi
-beyond the border were frank in de
iiclaring their opinion, based on gov
c erinent advices, that the revolutio
was more serious than the Carranz
oillcials were willing to admit.
These officers attached much im
~lportance to the southward drive c
General Angel Flores' revolutionar
forces tirough the state of Sinalo;
south of Sonora. They also saw n
X probability from their advices or mu
d( ollical reports of an early attack I
( force by the federal forces on the re,
olutionary forces in Sonora itself.
Reports of defection by feder
d groups at widely separated point
ht some of which have been conteeded I
I- the Mexico City authorities, have be(
it supplemented by claims of Gen. Sa
ke vator Alvarado, Sonora ageit her
1n that many leaders who have been
.e revolt for years have joined the rebel
d cause. Notable among them was Ge
r-leral 'ie4a 0, one of the unconquC
ed Zapatista grou:), who was said
have furnished the escort which en
abled -Gen. Benjamin 1Hill to escape
from Mexico City about the time Gen.
Obregon disappeared from the capital.
A new revolt in southern Vera Cruz
also was mentioned among reports re
ceived. Rebels there had cut the rail
road from the north to the Isthmus
No report had been received today
that American war craft ordered to
west coast ports had arrived. Topo
lobampo, one of these ports, already
has been occupied by the rebels.
Auga -Prienta, Sonora, April 2r,.
Another Pacific coast port of Mexico
Manbanillo, state of Colima, is men
aced by revolutionary force,;, a --ord
Ing to an oficial bulletin issued byl the
Sonora military ofliclai here tonight.
This Illustrated Free Book
".Uhe Modern Method of 'Decorating"
will be of great value to you and your decorator
in planning the interior decorations of your home.
It contains instructive articles on art in the home,
color harmony, concrete information regarding
the artistic finishing of your walls and ceilings.
All suggestions and practical advice come fiom
experienced decorators. A great many color plates
designed by leading artists vividly show attractively
decorated rooms. You can plan your home from these
illustrations and articles, from bathroom to parlor. k
It also gives exact specifications for obtaining har
monious color effects with PEE GEE FLA TKOA TT,
tbe modern durable, sanitary flat oil finish. It comes in 24
rich, deep, velvety colors, which are easily combined
into the most charming color schemes.
Ask us for Free Book or write direct to
Peaslee-Gaulbert Co., Louisville, Ky.
LAURENS HARDWARE CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Fresh Car Medium Size Horses and MIles to Arrive Next Saturday. Give Them a Look.
A good many used cars on hand; some self-starting Fords. This lot of cars goes cheap.
Buggies and Harne
We have the best assortment in this line we have had for years. Come and see us.
About two hundred bushels of corn in the ear at $2.00 per bushel.