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======!=============a==??^ I? VOL. LXVI. NO. a2. , . UNION. S. C., FRIDAY, JUNK 2, 1910 II *1.00 A YEAR CARRANZA CAl TROOP First Chief Makes Veiled Threats of Armed Resistance to Soldiers ? Charges America With Unfair Deal?Asks Immediate Removal. Mexico City, May .31.?Claiming: that the words and protestations of the United States have been entirely in contradiction of their acts and that in spite of protests not to intervene in the affairs of Mexico soldiers of the United States are in Mexico with4i*<v A. ii xk : uui uie cunseia ui nits Mexican govern and in violation of Mexico's sovereignty, the Mexican government 1 now asks for the immediate withdrawal of these troops. The request is made in a 12,000 word note made public at the foreign office today about noon. i The note recites that the American troops crossed the border after the Columbus incident without the permission of the Mexican government. The act was not considered one of invasion then solely because the United States said it had misinterpreted the attitude of the Mexican government. When the second expedition crossed the line after the Glenn Springs incident, the note maintains, the plea that this was done with the consent of the Mexican consul at Del Rio, Texas, is untenable and that act can only be considered as one of invasion. Asks for Change. "The Mexican government, therefore, invites the United States to nring to an end this unsupportable situation," the note concludes, "and to support its protestations and declarations of friendship by an immediate withdrawal of American troops." Maintaining that the protestations of friendship by the United States and the expressed desire for non-intervention have been contradicted by the acts of the Washington government, the note says the time has arrived when Washington must declare itself clearly and unequivocally as to its future intentions towards Mexico. * After reciting the facts which led to the first crossing of the frontier by the American troops after the Villa raid at Columbus the note insists that in contradiction of the word of Gen. Scott and Gen. Funston another expedition crossed the boundary line, thus violating all the pre" cepts of" international law and committing an act of invasion. Calls It Interference. "The American government," says the note, "has admitted that the work of the expedition which entered after the Columbus raid is now over. But in spite of this fact American troops still remain on Mexican soil. To contend that political disorder in this country justifies this act of the American military forces is in con- j flict with the repeated professions of the Washington government relative to non-interference." The note points out that much of the trouble in Mexico is due "to the attitude of the United States in not punishing conspirators in the United States who have plotted the downfall of the present constitutionalist government and to the acts of Washington in refusing to permit the shipment of arms and ammunition to enter Mexico." U. D. C. MEETING. The May meeting of the William Wallace chapter, U. D. C., was held at the home of Mrs. C. T. Murphy Monday afternoon with about forty.members present. The assisting: hostesses were: Mrs. J. W. Mixson, Mrs. W. W. Sumner and Misses Pearl Harris, Edna and Annie Tinsley. * After the regular business was over, Mrs. Lucy Barron read a splendid paper on "The Misrepresentation of Jefferson Davis in History and Fiction," which was enjoyed by all. Mrs. W. T. Beaty read a paper on "The True Lincoln.', Following this part of the program was the election of officers for the year '16-'17 with the following result. President, Mrs. F. M. Farr; 1st vice president, Mrs. \ Davis Jeffries; 2nd vice president, Mrs. W. E. Thompson; treasurer, Mrs. L. M. Jordan; secretary, Mrs. C. H. Peake; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Macbeth Young; historian, Mrs. J. F. Walker, Jr.; registrar, Mrs. B. P.. James. The chapter has plans well under way for the entertainment of the convention which will meet here in November and though the chapter had formally adjourned for the summer, the committees will go-ahead wi'th this work. After the business was over the members enjoyed a social hour and the hostesses served refreshing ices. I The chapter will meet with Mrs. T. C. Duncan in September. May Cravens Younjf, Secretary. V j .LS FOR WITHDRAWAL STATE CAMPAIGN DATES ARRANGED "CIRCUS" OPENS IN SPARTANBURG THIS YEAR. No Monday Meetings?Canvass Closes at Winnsboro Three Days Before Primary?Columbia Date July 4. x Dates for the county-to-county swing of the State Democratic campaign party were announced yesterday by John Gary Evans, chairman of the committee. The opening day falls to Spartanburg June 20, and the closing date is at Winnsboro, August 26. The primary is on Tuesday, August 29. Candidate:* *or governor will be required to pay an assessment of $100; candidates for congress, $200; candi aates ior rauroaa commissioner, $fD, and all other State officials, including solicitors, will be assessed $*50. The last day for filing pledges with the State chairman and paying the assessments to the treasurer at Columbia is noon, June 19, the day previous to the opening of the campaign. On July 4 the meeting is held in Columbia. The complete itinerary follows : Spartanburg, June 20; Greenville, June 21; Pickens, June 22; Walhalla, June 23; Anderson, June 24; Greenwood, June 27; Abbeville, June 28; McCormick, June 29; Laurens, June 30; Newberry, July 1; Columbia, July 4; Lexington, July 5; Saluda, July 6; Edgefield, July 7; Aiken, July 8; Barnwell, July 18; Hampton, July 19; Beaufort, July 20; Ridgeland, July 21; Walterboro, July 22; Charleston, July 25; St. George, July 26; Bamberg, July 27; Orangeburg, July 28; St. Matthews, July 29; Sumter, August I; Manning, August 2; Monck's Correr, August 3; Georgetown, August 4; Kingstree .August 5; Florence, August 8; Marion, August 9; Conway, August 10; Dillon, August 11; Darlington, August 12; Bishopville, August 15; Bennettsville, August 16; Chesterfield, August 17; Camden, August 18; Lancaster, August 19; Union. August 22; Gaffney, August 23; York August 24; Chester, August 25* Wiiinsboro, August 26. FEASTER GOES TO SENECA. Lancaster, May 30.?William L. Feaster of Union, who has been the popular and efficient principal of the Lancaster high school department of the Central graded school during the past two years and who was unanimously reelected here last week for another session, filed his resignation with the board of trustees yesterday in order to accept the principalship of the Seneca school which has been tendered him. This is a larger and more lucrative fielcl of pedagogical work than is the Lancaster position which for many reasons he surrenders with great reluctance, and goes to his new -field only because of the distinct line of promotion which it offers to him. Prof. Feaster, during his two years of school work in Lancaster, has made many warm friends whose support and cooperation he maintained at all times. Hi's record here as a teacher and educator is an unusually fine one, and the trustees of the school and the patrons generally are exceedingly loath to give him up. Mr. Feaster is an honor graduate of Furman university and is a young teacher of marked ability. He is universally liked by the Lancaster people who will watch hi's career in Seneca with a great deal of interest and concern. A. G. KENNEDY ADMITTED TO BAR. Mr. A. G. Kennedy, secretary of the Union Chamber of Commerce, has been admitted to the practice of law. The oath was administered by the justice of the Supreme court in Columbia Saturday evening. For some time Mr. Kennedy has been studying law, but, by reason of his great modesty, few of his friends knew that he was pursuing such a course. He is a young man of fine promise, and his friends are congratulating him upon his recent attainment. FAIR FOREST CHAPTER, I). A. R. The Fairforest chapter, I). A. R., will meet Tuesday afternoon, June 6, at 4:30, at the home of Mrs. C. H. Peake. The assisting hostesses being Mrs. Ida Perrin and Mrs. M. A. Moore. A full attendance is requested. Bessie Young Garner, Secretarv. Col. Thos. I. Swygert of Laurens was a Union visitor this week. Miss Pauline Spillers will leave this week for Augusta, Ga., to visit friends. Miss Rachel Counts is the guest of friends at Blairs. Mr. Macbeth Wagnon was the guest of friends in Pacolet Sunday. ? > I MISS RUTH COHEN WINS SECOND PLACk. Original and Interesting Essay Mi Jefferson Davis in Recent High School Contest?Awarded Prize.' (By Miss Ruth Cohen) Among the southern wild of the Kentucky backwoods in the year 1808, June 3rd, was born a baby boy, whose life was destined to be of great prominence and importance. Jeff ergon Davis, as many of the world's deepest men, did not enjoy the best advantages in his youth/ He went to school ev8ry day to the little log school house upon the hill, roamed among the woods in the pure fresh air, learning as is the custom of country boys, the purenese, simpleness and innocence of a character that stays. His parents, Welch and ScotchIrish, were sound, hard-working, selfmade Americans, found confronting them the responsibility of education ninn CAnc a n/1 /In i, f ? -- - T ^ iiiiiv oviio auu uou^ui/cl j v/JL WI1UIII O CI" ferson was the youngest. They were all children of the new West for Jefferson was hardly out of his cradle before Calhoun's war of 1812 turned loose the cruel Indians to wreak vengeance upon innocent and guilty alike. Early in his childhood Davis' pleasant home was moved; his father, refitless, decided to locate in the lowlands of Mississippi as conditions were more" favorable there. Young Davis completed his school course, two years at St. Thomas' college and three years at Transylvania university, "the Athens of the West," and one of the best institutions of the United States. He did not graduate as many people insist upon saying. Latin, Greek and Mathematics were the three "R's" of his college training, but he pursued them diligently. He had proven himself to be a young man or unusual culture. In the background was a peculiar sense of humor, carefully concealed, but frequently brought forward by a clash of wits. He liked to play pranks upon the professors, joke with his college mates and live in the beautiful fresh out-doors. From Transylvania, Davis was sent to West Point. He was inclined to be a military man, for he desired the training and though he won no honors he carried with him- the West Point consciousness and spirit. There he met Robert E. Lee- afitdV.lbert Sydney Johnston, men who became famous, as did he, in the struggle for the South's independence. , Introduction to His Career. The dear father had died (1828) but Joseph Davis, the elder son looked forward to and felt a keen interest for the career of this aristocratic college boy. When we begin to study or even write the lines of great men our pens are but instruments placed in our hands by mere impulse. The heart feeling is not always there. But of Calhoun, Washington and Davis, all the familiar names, especially one whose name has wrongfully been classed as a "scapegoat" we long to know and hear more. It is an inspiration to look upon a statue erected in their honor 01* view a painting of tnem. Career of Davis. Davis had no chance in his early manhood to distinguish himself but in 1828-'35 he served in United States Western frontier and was an efficient officer. As an honor he was chosen one of the few in the Regiment of Dragoons. In 1835 he became a cotton planter. Life meant much to him at this happy time. He had married the daughter of Zachary Taylor, a winsome and broad-minded little lady who was eager to push forward his career. A small plantation was bought and working with the hands in the cotton field was a contrasted difference to that of a great overseer giving orders on horseback. But the climate turned against him. In a few months Davis and his wife were stricken with yellow fever. His constitution, though weak, stood the test, but the young wife died. It was a great blow to Davis and henceforth life was much more serious to him. The next seven years were spent in study as he was physically unable to continue his work in the fields. He read history, both ancient and-conf aim L ?J LI- ? t * * vsiapuiai jr auu USHCU IMS Views. 11 IS said that as he missed the benefit of contact with other men his politics were always the closest, but in his brother a profound lawyer, the wisest of men, the boldest of thinkers and well versed in the principles of the constitution, he found the teacher, the inspirer, the uplifter and all that goes 1o make up a great man of the age. To say the least very few men of that age were known. A child of four can intelligently tell you that there was a war between the "norf and souf" but not many possessed the intelligence, ideals and principles that were included in the personality of Davis. Why do we not hear more of him? As I glance through many magnificent and elaborate libraries I do not see the name of the great Mississippi statesman. Perhaps in some fortrot ten corner where the "yellow with age" books lie forgotten by the modern household a short, meagre sketch of "the president of the Confederacy" (Concluded On page 4) GRADUATING EXERCISES At HIGH SCHOOL. Held Friday Evening, May 26?Address by Dr. Currell?Class Has Excellent Program?Arthur Medal Won by Miss Mabel Lawson. The closing exercises of the Union High school were held Friday evening, May 26. There are eight members of the class, all young ladies: Miss Jennie Colson, Miss Ethel Crosby, Miss Ellen Hope, Miss Emma KrasnofT, Miss Lucile Tracy, Miss Bertha Waldrop, Miss Mabel Lawson and Miss Pauline Milling. The address to the class was deliv- 1 ered by Dr. W. S. Currell, president 1 of the University of South Carolina. 1 His address was timely and instruc- ' tive and was well received by the large < audience. Prof. Davis Jeffries delivered the diplomas, and performed the duty in a very happy manner. The various duties put upon the : members of the class were performed ; in a most creditable manner and was as follows: i Salutatory, Miss Ellen Hope. Class History, Miss Pauline Millings. Class Statistics, Miss Bertha Waldrop. Class Poem, Miss Mabel Lawson. 1 Class Prophecy, Miss Jennie Colson. Class Will, Miss Ethel Crosby. Valedictory, Miss Lucile Tracy. Solo, Miss Emma Krasnoff. The Arthur medal, given by Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Arthur, in memory of their daughter, Kathleen, was awarded Miss Mabel Lawson, whose average for the year excelled all others. Miss Emma Krasnoff was given honorable mention, she having attained the second highest rank. This average is based 1 upon the whole year's wocJt, exclusive of music. On Thursday evening the boys' declamation contest was held. The medal for'the winner in this contest is awarded each year by Col. T. C. Duncan, and went to Macbeth Wagnon. The judges, deciding that Fred Jeffries was a close second, awarded him a medal for the excellent score he made. DECORATE KNIGHTS' GRAVES. The Grand Commandery of South Carolina expects to observe the first Sunday in June as Ascension Day and will decorate the graves of all deceased Knights, the decorations to be sent by the Spartanburg Commandery. Mr. J. D. Arthur has been asked to act as chairman of a committee to place the decorations. Below is a list of the deceased Knights and also a list of the members residing in Union: The deceased: J. L. Hicks, J. A. Fant, C. W. Austell, J. H. Rodger, T. M. McNeace. The members: J. D. Arthur, R. L. Berry, J. R. Mathis, L. J. Browning, C. C. Sanders, T. C. Duncan, J. A. TT* \xr n i ^ " Oiiwvei, r.,. w. rtione, V/. w. uotortn, J. H. Hamilton, L. M. Jordan, Paul McNally, Thos. McNally, L. L. Wagnon and J. H. Wilburn. OF INTEREST HERE. _l Invitations have been received in the city to the marriage of Miss Emma Alexander Moore of Chester to Mr. Perry Dave White on Wednesday, June 14, at Purity Presbyterian church in Chester. M iss Woods is pleasantly remembered in this city, having frequently visited her aunt, Mrs. C. H. Alexander, and made many friends who read of her approaching marriage with interest. ELECTED PRINCIPAL. Mr. A. D. Eidson, a graduate of Newberry college, has been chosen principal of the central school, sue ceedfng Mr. E. A. Fuller, who has been elected principal of the high school. Mr. Eidson has had three years of experience as a teacher and conies highly recommended. BUFFALO SCHOOL CLOSES PROSPEROUS YEAR. The graded school at Buffalo closed lastvThursday night with an open-air entertainment. The program was of a very high order and the renditions of the parts by -the pupils was almost perfect. Perhaps the greatest audience that ever assembled in Buffalo greeted the exercises. The school has closed one of the most successful years of its history. Prof. Shuford a year ago took charge of the school as principal. During this time he has done much towards making the school one of the best mill schools in the State. Various im provements are to be made before the opening of the next session, and the trustees are cooperating with Prof. Shuford in all that looks to the advancement of the interest of the school. COMMENCEMENT CLEMSON COLLEGE JUNE 4-6. The commencement of Clemson College will be held June 4-6. The institution has a large graduating class this year.' \ \% CLIFFORD SEMI CL( ASSESSMENT OF CANDIDATES. Executive Committee Adopts Schedule. Found Necessary to Meet Requirements?About $560 Required. Under the new assessment rules adopted by the County Executive Committee, to be officially recognized as candidate for Union county the following assessments must be paid: Sheriff, which is four-year term, $30; clerk of court, four-year term, $30; superintendent of education, which is a four-year term, but which is not so lucrative as the others, $20; for house of representatives, two-year term, $10; coroner, which is four-year term, $10; township commissioner, two-year term, $6; Magistrate, Union township, twoyear term, $10; for Buffalo, Lockhart and Jonesville, $4; other magistrates, two-year term, $2. ine expense in the past as shown ' by the County Executive Committee for printing tickets, advertising, pay- 1 ing managers and enrolling ofhcers ' usually totals around $500, and it is ' estimated that on the basis of the assessment above given this amount ' will be raised. : County Chairman Macbeth Young 1 has requested the enrolling committees which consists of executive com- 1 mitteema, the secretary and another member from each precinct club, to send in at once a complete list of their 1 enrollment committee and where the ( enrolling books will be kept so that 1 voters will known where to go to be ' enrolled. i JEFFERSON DAVIS CHAPTER. 1 The Jefferson Davis chapter. Children of the Confederacy, will cele- ] brate Jefferson Davis' birthday on \ Saturday morning, June 3, at 10 o'clock, at the Chamber of Commerce i rooms. Mrs. J. W. Mixson, the di- < rectress, has prepared an interesting program and a committee of Daughters from the William Wallace chapter will be present to assist in the entertainment. TEACHERS ELECTED FOR GAULT SCHOOL, j Mr. C. A. Erwin of Waco, N. C., has been chosen principal of the Gault school. Miss Esther Mayson of Sellers, Ga., and Miss Irene Kirby of Pacolet have been chosen teachers. Miss Mayson will also teach music in the school. GOOD SHOWING FOR BUFFALO. Buffalo has a population of near 2,000. The enrollment in the white ? school the past session was 410. The | coioreu scnooi nail an enrollment of | ISO. This is over twenty per cent, of , the population, something over onefifth. It would seem that this is quite an excellent showing. EL FOR I) GROVE HAPPENINGS. Elford Grove, Ma y 29.?We had a shower today. Everything is growing and the farmers are feeling better over their farms. Gardens in this neighborhood are looking fine. This writer had her first rrress of beans last Sunday. We are going to get an organ for the Elford Grove Sunday school. The school elected Mr. J. S. Thrasher, Mr. Reuben Horman, Mi'ss Mamie Buice and Mrs. J. G. Garner for their committee to get up the money with which to purchase the organ. Mr. Noah Buice and wife were the guest of their son,Mr. W. A. Buice, last Sunday. Mr. J. G. Garner went to Spartanburg last Friday to see relatives and to hear Cole Blease speak, which he reports was fine. Mr. John Rippey died at Union last Tuesday and his remains were laid to * u ? r~n : ? J? 1 cm me iviiwvYtnn uuy m uueuu cemetery. Mr. Ri'ppey was a good man, a true husband and father. He left to mourn his death ' ' . !To and nine children. Mr. Darby Home had a horse to die last week and another is down, which he is expecting to die. This is a great loss to Mr. Home. Mr. Herbert Fowler has bought a fine automobile and is now learning to run it. Mrs. Cyntha Home has been very sick with grippe, but is better now. Mr. Tob Orr's little girl was out playing in the yard Thursday while its mother was not noticing it and when she came out to see about it she noticed something move in its little hand and went to it and she had a snake up by the tail and the little girl said to its mother, "See, mamma," but it did not bite the child. Mr. J. S. Thrasher was the guest of Mrs. Cyntha Home last Sunday. Mr. Jim Fowler just planted his cotton seed last week, but he will have a stand of cotton by the time the nonnlo u/ill fKof nlo K?./?/?!?? I j/vwjmv ??? vianv piailWU Will CC VYCUI\3 ago. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Kelly, near Lockhart Junction, visited thi's writer last Tuesday. "Blue Eyes." \ NARY OSES SESSION Dr. Witherspoon Dodge of Anderson, Made the Address to the Graduating Class Monday Evening?Will Open Fall Session Sept. 19. Monday evening marked the closing c>f the 35th session of Clifford Seminary when three young women, Miss Helen Campbell, Miss Fanny Mae Wade and Miss Cornelia Harvey were given diplomas, having completed the nourse for A. B. degree. Mrs. B. G. Clifford, the president, in presenting the diplomas, said, "The efficiency of a school is measured by its graduates" and followed this with words of commendation for the excellent work done. Dr. Wi'therspoon Dodge of Anderson, a class mate of the late Dr. Clifford, made the address to the class and chose for his subject, "The Building of a Life." He is a forceful and delightful speaker. Saturday afternoon class day exercises were held and that evening the students were "at home" informally to their friends. Sunday morning the baccalaureate sermon was delivered by Dr. J. J. Harrell. The evening service was given over to the Y. W. C. A., and the different churches in the town united with them and a large congregation filled the church. Addresses were made by Dr. Harrell and Rev. M. Matheson; special music had been prepared and a review of the work done by the young women was read. The students have gone to their homes and the campus is deserted for the summer months. The Seminary will open its doors on the 19th of September for the fall session. PURELY PERSONAL. Miss Ruth Gault has returned from Randolph-Macon college for the summer vacation. "'Mrs. H. C. Dover entertained Thursday afternoon in compliment to the Philathea class of the First Baptist church. Master Fletcher Rice and his friend, Captain Patton, of Dante, Va., will arrive Saturday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rice. Mr. and Mrs. Barnic Easterling and cnuaren ot Barnwell motored to Union and spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Easterling on "Douglas Heights." Messrs. B. L. Easterling, W. L. and T. S. Cave, who are spending several weeks at Glenn Springs, were the guests of Mr. R. A. Easterling on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Bennette and family of Newberry spent Thursday in the city with their sister, Mrs. J. L. Bolton. There were en route to their new home in Winston-Salem. Miss Mildred Askew of Mt. Tabor left Monday morning for Clemson college to be present at the commencement exercises. While there she will be the guest of Mrs. Carl Brandon. Rev D. W. Garvin will preach at Duck Pond on both the first and second Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He missed the appointment there on last Sunday and will make up for it next Sunday. Miss Lois Townsend stopped over in the city this week with Mrs. C. T. Murphy. She was returning to her home in Donalds, N. C., after teaching the past session in the lower part rv/ iL/v Oi-i i/i nit; oittie. Mr. Kemper Morgan, who has been in the hospital in Columbia for several weeks, has returned home very much improved. This is very gratifying to his many friends here and throughout the county. Mr. Jack deJon of Savannah, Ga., passed through Union Wednesday on the way to his summer home on Mt. Mitchell. Mr. deJon is making the trip in his car and had something to say about the roads in Union county. Mrs. G. B. Sligh, Miss Nir.a Sli'gh and Master Gary Going spent Sunday in Spartanburg with Mrs. Amelia Wicker at Steedley's hospital. Mrs. Wicker will probably return to her home the latter part of the week. Keden Tell, the infant son of W. O. and Cora Robbins died at the home of ihe parents at Ottaray May 28, anc; was buried the following day in Rosa inont cemetery. Aged 4 months and 2S days. The burial was conducted by Rev. I). W. Garvin. Mrs. F.lla R. Rodger and Miss Annie Rodger, who have been visiting relatives and friends in the State for several months, stopped over in Union for a short while on their way home to Chicago. Mrs. W. D. Arthur entertained informally for them Saturday afternoon. >