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Obe (Tbesterfietft 7A.6vertiser VOL. 38.?No. 15 ' CHESTERFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 26,1919 $1.50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE IMPORTANT MEETING OF I r.CPU AMV Ulll I o IO M I ? ' THE COTTON ASSOCIATION A meeting: of the Board of Directors of the American Cotton Association will be held in New Orleans on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1919. Special committees have been appointed for handling matters of vital impdrtance to the entire cotton belt. Among the important business to be settled is the matter of State corporations for the marketing of the cotton crop and a standard warehouse system for the entire cotton belt. There are special committees actively at work on banking and legislation, finance and organization, cotton tare, marketing and taking of the cotton reports, all of which will make the TOmtH of fV*n ntnAfinm ?* ?vpv*v m vnv 111vwh15 yi tiic jjucsive at New Orleans. At the New Orleans meeting1 a whirlwind campaign for membership in the association will be launched, so that eVery single, solitary farmer, merchant, banker, business and professional man, who has the best interest of the cotton grower at heart, throughout the length and breadth of the cotton belt will be solicited for membership. Many of the states have already put on this campaign, as the rivalry between the states to complete their organization first will be very intense. "Cotton will never be sold again for less than a profitable price as a result of the work of the American Cotton Association," says J. Skottow Wannamaker, president of the Association. "A standard warehouse 1 system to be controlled by producers throughout the entire cotton belt 1 is one of the primary objects of the ' Associaion. A marketing corporation 1 which will enable the producer to sell cotton at the highest possible price is one of the important matters which Is being worked out. At the the New ' Orleans meeting plans will be per- 1 fected for the checking of crop re ports. Arrangements are being made i tc have representatives in every cot- 1 ton consuming country In the world i to secure direct information as to the need for cotton. The best experts 1 in the South will be secured for handling crop reports, the Association to isue such crop reports twice monthly. < "The organization of the Export ] Corporation is being energetically i pushed to a prompt completion. This 1 corporation will revolutionize the en- j tiro business interests of the South." : I STATE NEWS 1 I A resolution of great interest to cotton growers adopted at the recent , meeting of the South Carolina Bank- , ers' Asociation at Tybee was one urging a change in existing laws so that cotton stored in standard warehouses, fully insured, should be handled as Liberty bonds without charging credit against the line to be extended to 1 the producer. Capt. William E. Gonzales, of Columbia has been nominated by the president as ambassador extraor- , dinary and plenipotentiary to Pe- j ru. Capt. Gonzales is at present minister to Cuba. Col. Thomas Moffat of Columbia, was sent to Newport News to act as the personal representative of Governor Cooper at the homecoming celebration in that city in honor of the "Wild Cat" Division boys returning from overseas servite. mmr"-f Vua^ 1 I HEART! bnwoir^ S^Hjk The picture that wHullnl A Wr ALLAN HOLUBAR'S' " f SUPER-PRODUCTION 1 Featuring ij DOROTHY PHiLLiPS 1 1 Direct from ita senaational run 1 _ in New York City ML The New York Timet taye: II [ Bi "A eiietinct achievement in mo- H in. tion picture creation.' J I I lift, TTte New York Tribmne eayt: i U I llflHlk J I y No w York C owning World ray at !U I "Om of I ha moat graphic plocoa of 1 I A story of the lore that paaaeth all I ander atanding ? a great romantic I picture that youH never forget, i k Bring jrtwr whole faoiilj to see it. A THE LYRIC THEATRE Cheraw, S. C. F'Way and Saturday, Juno 27, 28 M I P.M. to 11 P.M. Adaption 50?, V vumnnil VT IL^Li OIVJ11 THE PEACE TREATY Germany will sign the peace treaty of the Allies arid Associated Powers, i'he National Assembly, at Weimar, i on last Sunday afternoon by a vote j of 237 to 138 decided to sign the trea- ] ty. , Before the vote was taken, Herr Bauer, the new Premier, decUired 1 that the government would sign the ? treaty, but without acknowledging * he responsibility of the German people for the war and without accepting ^ the obligation in the treaty of the trjal of the former Emperior and the ' extradition of other Gorman person- 1 ;*es. I* This question 'seemed to be the one ( >n which a dead lock was inevitable,.( as all three parties, the Conservn-'1 tives, the Centrists and the Demo-1 ^ crats objected to signing the treaty! while it contained the paragraphs de- J 8 mantling the extradition and trial by the Allies of the Ex-Kaiser, von Hin- J denburg and other Germans whom i "t was sought to punish for the instigation of the war. This was .the stumbling block, for the Democrats could /not be budged from the attitude<*,which they held through a forlorn pride in the former War Lord and the belief that a revolution would break out in protest by the people should von Hindenburg Ludendorf and other idols .also be T] humiliated. Later in the day the Centrists dropped their demand for modification of n terms and expressed their willingness ^ to sign. The Democrats also weakpned to such an pxtnnt Hint fiftonn of their thirty five members in the Assembly went over to the side in t favor of the signature. t The actual signing of the peace (| treaty is scheduled to take place on Friday. j Herr Bauer, the new Premier, ^ is rated as a long-headed, conserva- e tive Socialist, who is reputed to have g much influence with the workingmcn. t lie was originally the choice of the s Socialist groups. .] The South Carolina Dentists Asso- a cintion, in session at Columbia, have j passed resolutions calling on the state j, medical association to cooperate with ,, them in having laws passed compell- "v ing school children to huve their j, mouths examined and their teeth put r in order, when so required. If this j, movement is carried to a successful |. finish children of this state with defective teeth will not be allowed to ,, attend school until they have receiv- ^ cd treatment. -1 r Hunter Glover, of Cleveland, Ohio, v has purchased a 900-acre farm at v Georgetown and will immediately Li convert it into a hog ranch. r b SCHOOL TRUSTEES F HOLD ELECTION The Chesterfield County School ^ Trutees Association met in the court ( house last Friday for the purpose of reorganization and discussion of L plans for the coming school year. ^ About 100 trustees were present and the interest shown speaks well , for the future of the school system of Chesterfield county. The following officers were elected: c President, Mr. Kirby Rivers; vice- % president, Mr. Bige C. Moore: sec- 1 retary-treasurer, Mr. L. H. McCoy. J Thi; floor was extended to Supt. c J. A. Knight who discussed briefly the different acts of the General As- 1 sembly during its last session, per- * taining to schools, and closed with a ( plea for the co-operation of the trustees, in making the coming year *' the best year that the schools of the ' county have ever had. r Mr. J. C. Blackwell, Truant Oflicer 1 for the county, briefly outlined the v duties of snid officer and asked for the ' aid of the Trustees in his work especially during the months of July and ' August while taking the census of the children. 1 After some discussion by the trustees as to the time for the beginning * of the compulsory term, the follow- ' ing motion was introduced by Dr. W. ! A. Gantt, of Jefferson; That the Com- 1 pulsory attendance term would begin ' with the opening day of each school, ' the opening day to be decided by each 1 local board of trustees. ' It was moved and passed that teach ers of the county should be paid I for the first ten days of sickness and ! j substitute furnished, but for any : illness of a longer period than 10 days 1 the teacher must pay for substitute. 1 The illiteracy problem was dis- 1 ussed and plans made for schools to he opened during the month of August. Supt. J. A. Knight mnde a fervent appeal for assistance of the trustees in carrying on this work. Depiciting the sad plight of a person who is cut off from the privilege of reading the Bible and the news of the events happening around them each day. Several Trustees pledged themselves to see that one of the schools be opened in their district. The next meeting will be held in the month of September at a date to be later decided upon, which meeting will be a joint meeting of the trustee* and teachers. ..yu.'. ...lib. .I, <i -' ri'i 'aa'iiiiMiM'rf lunc. itKM tit* COURT CONSUMES TWO DAYS ^ c \ At ten o'clock on Monday morn- e ing the Grand Jury filed into court s ?nd Judge Edward Mclver asked So- 8 licitor J. Monroe Spears of he was ready to proceed. Being answered in .he affirmative, the Judge addressed t .he jury in a most able and impres- n live manner. To begin with, his Hdnor sought ^ ;o impress the jurors with their im r jortance and responsibilities. Not r done in the matter of attending ;ourt and returning indictments is p he Grand Juror expected to serve his 0 :ounty and community, but his duties ire many and varied and do not end p vith the closing of the term of court, j, It must be said that Judge Mclver's n uldress was decidedly up to the t ninutc as in one part of it he cau- g ioned his listeners against the spread t >f Bolshevism anil in another pararraph advised them that, judging by q ecent events, it would probably be inly a question of time until there vould be women serving on the uries, and acting in other official ca- o lacities in the courthouse. It was in r his connection that his Honor urged ipon the Grand Jury the necessity n f modern conveniences in the build- c ng, which he characterized as the b ioorest in the State of South Caro- v ina. a The Grand Jury at the last term >f the Court of General Sessions ii inving ordered modern conveniences n laced in the building and seemingly u 10 attention having been paid to their .L rdcrs, Foreman 1). S. Matheson rose 1 o a point of information and asked t he Judge what the Grand Jury could ti lo where their orders were ignored. Judge Mclver thereupon informed c Ir. Matheson that it was within the C J rand Jury's province in such an h vent to place the responsibility for T uch neglect and demand an explana- 1 ion, which if not satisfactory, must how that some county officer was not r oing his duty. ( At this point Hon. G. K. Laney r rose and exonerated the Grand a ury and the Supervisor of all blame n the matter, sayrng that the dele- e ration to the General Assembly alone a vere responsible for nothing having | t teen done in the matter. Mr. Laney's i eason was that the delegates were c n favor of "taking the bull by the iorns and building a brand new ourthouse" that would meet the retirements not only of the present, ri iut future generations. ^ The Grand Jury in its final report equested that the improvements to /hich Judge Mclver referred be made 1 ^ vitH all possible dispatch. Also, the iody recommended that money be aised by bonds for township road q luilding, in co-operation with the ^ federal Government. s The first case called was that of Charlie Benton, colored, charged with e ;illing Nathaniel Smith, colored. On ^ iccount of the only witness in this v ase having committed suicide the s lefendent was placed under $500 (j >ond and the case continued. ^ Dewitt Allen, the 15-year-old white ^ >oy, charged with robbery and arson, c it Page land, pleaded guilty. In his 0 :onfession he implicated another boy, j, vho is at large. The case was coninued and Allen was sent back to s ail, pending the arrest of his alleged ^ on-federate. ? Elmore Fuller, colored, was r irought to trail, charged with having a >eaien to death Mr. Wm. Belk, near a ^heraw, in September 191G. t The following jury was selected: a \. A. Douglass, Jr., foreman; H. A. lurch, D. W. Turnage, W. J. Blak- ^ ley, W. F. Hough, S. D. Hursey, \nios Pigg, A. P. Smith, J. J. Black- ( veil, C. A. Baker, D. E. Redfeam and j 3. M. Rhodes. ] Solicitor Spears was assisted by j Hon. W. P. Pollock. a Mr. J. J. Evans, of Bennettsville, ippeared as council for the defense. a The state opened the case by callng Dr. Bull, who testified that Mr. | Belk's death was due to the first blow x itruck, but that possibly, the shock of I :he following two blows may have fastened the end. Three eye-witness-- s ?s followed. They were Messrs. s llarrall, LeVanna and Lyle. They t brought out the facts that Mr. Belk lad been drinking was following Ful- ] ler threateningly; that Fuller ran j from him a distance of 100 to 200 ] yards, stooped, picked up a brick, ] threw it, missed; picked up another < with which he struck his pursuer, knocking him down; that the negro then found a piece of two-by-four scantling and returning, struck the . prostrate man two blows on the face 1 r j ind head and then ran across the cot,on field and escaped. The defense called three witnesses: Mr. F. P. Evans and Fuller's mother and step-father, all of whom testified to the good repltation, kindly dispojition and age of the defendant. The .aking of the testimony required the ifternoon. Judge Mclver adjourned court at 6:30 until 10 a.m., Tuesday. At that hour the attorney for the defense addressed the jury, in an address of twenty minutes he made an excellent plea for his clfent. Mr. Evans was followed by Hon. N. P. Pollock, who asked on behalf >f the State, that the jury find a verdict as charged. His appeal was sxcellently worded, was based on law tnd logic and was delivered in the ure and convincing style of the vetiran. Mr. Pollock spoke for forty ninutes. Judge Mclver then delivered a maserly charge to the jury. Fifteen ninutes after retiring Sheriff Dougass announced that a verdict had >een found. The prisoner was found guilty of nurder, ^ith a recommendation for nercy. Judge Mclver, in a brief address to duller, sentenced him to life imprisonment. The next case on the docket was )ave Seegars, charged with rape and ncest. Upon questioning several witlesses the prosecution nolle prossed he rape charge and Seegars pleaded uilty to incest. He was sentenced o a year on the chain gang. :heraw will welcome SOLDIER BOYS HOME Cheraw has set July 10 as the day f her official welcome home to our eturning soldier boys. General Tyson has been asked to lake the address of welcome. The ity will be bedecked with flags and unting, free lemonade will flow like /nter; there will be a base ball game nd a barbecue. The Chiquola Club will be turned rito a rest room for ladies with a natron in charge, the rooms to be nder the direct management of the fnited Daughters of the Confederacy, 'he ice water and lemonade distribuion will be supervised by the Daughers of the American Revolution. That the barbeque will be a sucess there can be no doubt for two of Ihesterfield county's experts will ave charge of that department, 'hey are Messrs. R. T. Little and 'ylor Watson. Adequate committees, composed of epresentative citizens from all over Ihesterfield county, have the arangements in charge, and a grand nd glorious day is assured. Of course there will be music and tforts are being made to secure an riny aeroplane, and it is believed hese efforts will prove successful. IHESTERFIELD COUNTY WELL REPRESENTED AT WINTHROP Chesterfield county was well repesented among the scholarship memera of the Home Demonstration Hubs, who attended the short course 1 Winthrop College, during the early art of this month. The State short courses for memers of the Home Demonstration Hubs, of South Carolina, have been eld at Winthrop College for the past ix years. At the first of these short arms, held in 1914, there were fortyight canning club girls in attendence. U the short course this year there /ere 450 members, 225 girls and the ame number of women, in atten once. These 450 members represent he various Home Demonstration 'lubs in the country, mills, towns and ities of the State, and were selected m account of their leadership and :ood work in their communities. The course tfiven this year is conidered the best ever tfiven jn South Carolina and each member who took idvantat;e of it is better equipped to nake her home better in every way ind there is no doubt that those who ittended fully appreciated the opporunities offered by this short course it VVinthrop. Members of Chesterfield County vho were in attendance are: Mrs. K. T. Stewart, Pageland ,Miss irace Rivers, Chesterfield, Route 4; diss Lillie Rhines, McFarlin, Route I; Miss Ruth Sellers, Chesterfield, toute 1; Miss Mae Kirkley, Cheraw ind Miss Allie Lisenby, Chesterfield, The following members won the icholarships but couldn't attend: Mrs. M. H. Tadlock, Pageland; Mrs. 3. F. Ruie, Patrick; Miss Bessie Ri....... .. ...i itf 11 \rant, Pagcland. Among the County Home Demonitration agents who assisted in prelenting the work at the State short :ourse are: Miss Mary Caddie Haynie, County dome Demonstration agent of Ches.erfield County and Miss Floride McElvy, Assistant Emergency Home Demonstration agent of Chesterfield County. Robert Cockfield of the Lake City section, died in Florence from njuries received a week ago when he fell from a wagon and struck, the the prongs of a pitch-fork. IS YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ABOUT DUE? Consider this Proposition: The Progressive Farmer $1.0C The Advertiser $1.5C Value of both papers $2.5( Our Clubbing rate for both $2.(H NEWS IN GENERAL A torando swept over Fergus Falls Minnesota, last Sunday night, kill ing 60 and wounding 160 people, be sides destroying many homes. On the initative of the French Gov ernment there wil be monster demon strations in Paris July 4 in honor ol anniversary of the United States. In Lorretto, Italy, a celebrated re sort for pilgrims, priests have gon on a strike, refusing to say mass or perform other duties unless the church betters their financial condition. The French Chief of Naval Operations has issued orders reducing the naval service to a peace footing. The order disbands the Mediterranean minesweeper flotilla, except that a few vessels will remain in service to pick up stray mines. Representative Osborne, Republican, of California, introduced a bill to create a government department to have charge of federal highway construction and directing it to build three east and west and four north and south trunk line roads within the next nine months for which work $1,700,000,000 would be appropriated by annual intallments. Julius Barnes United States wheat director, announced that President Wilson has signed a proclomation putting under license of the wheat director personally, firms, corporations and associations dealing in wheat, wheat flour, or baking produels made from wheat flour. The only exceptions are farmers and small bakers. The transport George Washington has received orders at Brest to be in readiness to sail with President Wilson on this Thursday. Indications are now that the President will sail on Friday, after the signing of the peace treaty. Mr. Wilson expects to arrive in Washington in eight dayt and will go before the senate immediately to present the treaty for final ratification. The elopment of Miss Mabel Puf. fer, wealthy society woman of thi fashionable Sandy Pond section ol Mass., and "Honey" Hazzard, a negrc choreman has stirred the residents ol that town. Miss Puffer and the negro have made formal application for a marriage license in Concord, N. H.. The crews of the airships NC 4, and NC 3, have arrived in New York from England. These are the boys who were first to lly across the Atlantic and although all"of them were not entirely successful in making the whole distance they all contributed to the success of the undertaking. New York is showering much attention upon them. A bombing plane, piloted by Lieut. Col. H. B. Claggett, struck and killed two childern at Franklin Field in Boston Monday, and badly injured another when a making a landing. A large crowd had gathered on the field to watch the landings. Lieutenant Colonel Claggett saw hit course was carrying into the crowd To avoid this he deliberately headed into a clump of trees. He did not set the three children who were standing near the trees until it was too late tc change his course again. The plane hit the three children anil crashed into one of the trees. Thi pilot wus not hurt. The American Federation of Laboi has closed its anual convention ul Atlantiic City. The Federation pledged it self to obtain a general 44 houi week for workers in all crafts throughout the United States and for employees in the governmenl service. The demand was based or a determination to prevent unem ployment, which the delegates declar ed is one of the two primary causes of industrial unrest. The other caus< is the decreased purchasing power o the dollar. Manufacturers and em ployers were urged to "bridge thi gap" and increase wages "withou any controversy." LEMONS MAKE SKIN WHITE, SOFT, CLEAI Male* this Beauty Lotion for a F?r Cents and Sao for Yourself What girl or woman hasn't hear , of lemon juice to remove complexio , blemishes; to whiten the skin and t , bring out the roses, the freshness an the hidden beauty? But lemon juic alone is acid, therefore irritating, an should be mixed with orchard whit this way. Strain through a fine clot the juice of two fresh lemons int a bottle containing about thre ounces of orchard white, then shak ^ well and you have a whole quarte pint of skin ahd complexion lotion s * about the cost one usually pays for - small jar of ordinary cold cream. B j sure to strain the lemon juice so r pulp gets into the bottle, then th ) lotion will remain pure and fresh f( STATE WAREHOUSES WILL C SOON PAY FOR THEMSELVES ? Columbia, June '23.?Fully alive to the protection State Warehouses h afford against loss on their cotton by weather damage or by fire, a number "l of farmers are planning to build plan- J " tation or community warehouses ^ . which will be taken in the State sys- o tern. W. G. Smith, State Warehouse w Commissioner, who is anxious to see fl< enough warehouses built and put in b: 1 the State warehouse system to take ci care of at least an additional 500,000 n 1 bales of cotton, said yesterday that w he would send from his office in Co- si lumbia the necessary plans and speci1 fications free of charge to farmers b; . who build warehouses this summer to tl i be units of the State system. ! According to one statement, "coun- m , try damage"alone cost the farmers of ui South Carolina $14,175,000 on the w 1918 crop of cotton. For this sum. the ci State's entire 1918 crop could have m been housed for over 15 months in th the State Warehouse System had T1 warehouses been available. G Commissioner Smith said yesler- h< day that there was no red tape about getting a State system. Gi "First, build the warehouse", said :sl Commissioner Smith. "Then apply for 1 ' ,] its admission into the State system, w Then the State Warehouse Commis- W sion will lease the warehouse for w < i An ? 1 * * - A1 pi.vu ?i yvui aim issue 10 me owner Ol si) owners a license to operate it as a th unit in the State system on payment fe of a fee of $2.00. Next the law authorizes the Commissioner to name ;t of suitable person as a warehouseman re and bond him for from $1,000 to bj $f?,000, according to the size of the pi warehouse. As soon as the ware- ra house is ready for business the Com- th missioner keeps its contents fully covered by insurance against fire. The ei warehouseman issues receipts for (J' each bale of cotton stored, which re- pi i eeipts after being recorded in the !e I Commisioner's ofTice and sealed with re t the State seal, are negotiable as se- gc i curity for loans at all banks." pi i A cotton warehouse with a capac- io . ity of 200 to 500 bales can be built w 1 for less than a dollar a bale, if farmers will adopt Commissioner Smith's hi suggestion and use their field hands -,v . on the construction during wet spells, r, ? The fire underwriters have laid [ down the fi lowing directions for ti , warehouse building which must be w followed: ki F or a warehouse to hold 500 bales, rl< . the building must be 100 feet long by (J . 45 feet wide by 11 feet high at the V( eaves. The roof may be of composition material or metal, the sides and ends of boards of metal and the floor of cement or dirt. There must be one it , door in each end of the building and y\ three on each side (for a 500 balewarehouse). "No smoking" signs v must displayed and a barrel of water w and two buckets provided for each 100 bales of cotton to be stored. No vj cotton can be stored in the warehouse ?m until four days after it is ginned. A CANADIAN SOLDIERS RIOT IN ENGLAND tu ,1 Unrest among Canadian soldiers Kj I I in England because of continued I er postponement of homeward sailings . culminated in an attack by 400 Ca. nadian soldiers at the police station ^ ( at Epsom. Several policemen were wounded, one seriously. The purI pose of the attack was to release a ^ . Canadian soldier who had been ar- . , In r rested. > To avoid further trouble the police ell released another Canadian in whom I the mob was not interested. During the last few days there has ^ been trouble in the Canadian camp it Whittley where the soldiers burned ^ . huts and did other damage, according ^ I to reports. There was much sympathy for f the Canadians who repeatedly have 1 i been given dates for homeward sail4 ings, only to be told that further Ic L postponement was necessary owing , to strikes of dock workers at Liver- '' . pool and other ports, or to lack of transports. " s There also have been protests by Ir r> Australians and New Zeulanders. 1 f Some Scottish units, composed of vet- w erans, recently held a demonstration ^ e against beinjr sent back to France t while men who had not seen active service remained in Enjfland or are ' . demobilized. _________ __________ _____ 1 ^ months. When applied daily to the N face, neck, arms and hands it should i help to hleach, clear, smothen and ( beautify the skin. h Any druggist will suppy three I) j ounces of orchard white at very lit- 1" 1 tie cost and the gTocer has the le- f #litnonii. Adv 6. c j Temple ! | Garden j 1 i i I! TEA I ??? l?> | A. F. Davis Market j! ERMAN CREWS SINK THEIR INTERNED SHIPS The officers and sailors that the allies ad, according to the agreements of ie armistice, placed on board the erman navy,at the time of interning lose ships in the Scapa Flow, North f Scotland, deliberately opened the ater cocks and sank most of the vet last Saturday afternoon. All the ig ships, the battleships and battle ruisers excepting the Baden, and umcrous smaller craft were sunk, hile others went ashore in a half inken condition. Eighteen destroyers were beached y tugs; four are still afloat, while ic remainder went under. The wholesale sinking of the Geran ships, which were surrendered rider the terms of the armistice, as carefully arranged by officers and ews. All explosives had been reoved and the only way of sinking le fleet was by opening the seacocks, lie ships went down slowly, with the erman flag, which the crews had listed, showing at the mastheads. The crews composed entirely of ermans under the terms of the armLice, which did not permit of Brith guards aboard, took to the boats hen the vessels began to settle, hile making for the shore the boats ere challenged and called upon to irrender. Some of them ignored e summons and were fired upon, a w casualties resulting. This move on the eve of the signing the peace treaty, is regarded as the suit of a plan made some time ago r the Germans whom the allies had aced in charge of them to sink them ,ther than have them divided among eir conquerors. The conviction in official and naval rcles that, while the scuttling of the erman ships was base treachery on irt of the skeleton crews, neverthess, without intending to do so, they ally did the Allies and America a >od turn by solving a troublesome oblem for them. The general opinn among naval officers is that they ill not be raised. When informed that the Germans id sunk the ships Admiral Benson, ho has just returned to Washington om Paris said: "I favored the sinking or destruc on of the German ships. There ere few reasons why they should be ept and many why they should be estroyed. . In any distribution the nited States would have received cry few of them." RUBY Mrs. M. L. Raley and children vised Miss Eddie Lee Coward in 'adesboro, this week. Messrs. Duncan McGregor and P. . Threatt were in Charlotte last eek on business. Miss Eva Edgeworth, of Pageland, sited Misses Fay and Floreid Burch re recently. Dr. R. M. Newsom and Mr. J. II. lien motored to Florence Monday. Among the Ruby boys recently reimed from France are Messrs. Ed ancock, Press Gulledge, Lee Sell's, Jim Clark and Bennie Sellers. relcome home, boys! Messrs. Ben Jackson and Johnnie oore, of Mt. Croghan, visited in >\vn Sunday afternoon. M ossrs. C. A. Edgeworth and Smith liver spent the week-end in Chartte on business. Mr. R. 1). McCreight and family ul M iss Alice Burch motored to hesterlield Monday evening. Mr. R. P. Gibson attended court in hesterfield Monday. Baseball is waking up again in uby, after a long nap. Even J. S. cGregor is at it again. "Jule" still is that same old wind-up that used > make the opposing batters rather eak about the knees when they saw The "thud" of the ball against ather can now be heard quite freuently. The local Boy Scout troop is planing for a two-weeks' camping trip 1 the mountains of North Carolina, hey expect to spend the first two eeks of August in the "Land of the ky." Mr. 11. C. Allen and family spent he week-end in Polkton, N. C., vising relatives. ,Vt. Croghan defeated Ruby in the rst baseball panic of the season, at It. Croghan, by a score of 16 to 9. his was done accidentally when Mt. 'roghali mistook the small Ruby oys for large ones and played large oys against them. The playing of ablins, Thurman and Drew Threatt or Ruby was the feature of the a me. Threatt made a dazzling play n right field when he caught a "hot me" in his bare hands. Eleven litchers were used in the game. United States marines will guard he thousand or so German prisoners ,vho will sail from Charleston on the transport Martha Washington, bound for Rotterdam, on their way to Ger. many. Hundreds of prisoners are low on their way to Charleston from Atlanta, Salt Lake City and other joints on special trains and under Heavy guard. They will detrain at the port terminals and board thq waiting ship at once.