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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 1920 I
THE SPARTANBURG JOURNAL \
It wobbled in
And it wobbled out.
And it left the people still in doubt
W ueuiei Hie auanc wab Iiiuitv vuv
track was coming in or going out. j
That is the wfcy Judge McGowan,'
when he was a great adtocate in this
rart of the state, sometimes described
the testimony of a witness who
i.wore in every direction, as witnesses'
sometimes do. J
And it is a fitting description of
the article in Monday's Spartanburg'
Journal on the alleged deal between
Senator Smith and Ex-Governor
It is true that the Journal does
1- ~ AniniAvi ir\ on
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article of a column's length. It says
that it "looks ugly." But it leaves us
in doubt about what it is that looks
ugly. We do not know \vhether it is
the census department's statement of
r C^srtanburg's population, the predic-'
ament George has gotten himself into
first with the prohibitionists, and next
with the boys who want to see liquor
sold, Magnolia Street,*or the growing
subscription list of the Herald.'
We take it that the statement does
not refer to Senator Smith"s letter
to Mr. Blease, nor Mr. Blease's support
of the Senator because the Journal
says that Mr. Blease, as a regu'
lar democrat, if not a good one, has
a right to support Senator Smith if
he desires. It fails to state any evidence
on which to charge that Senator
Smith sought his support, or is
using it to stir up factional feeling
in the state, as in Calhoun George. |
What really looks ugly to the Jour-'
r.al, we imagine, is George's chances
of being elected. Or it may be
George's statement that he now
stands for prohibition. Or it may be
' that George and the Journal would
have liked the looks of things better
:f Blease had come out for George.
We cannot tell.
The Journal finds itself unable to
censure Senator Smith for answering
a courteous letter from Mr. Blease.1
It would have been less than polite
not to have thanked him for the kind
expressions in his letter with regard
to the Senator's campaign, and ioj
, his offer to allow the Senator to use
his letter if it was desired to do so.'
We imagine that if Mr. Blease had
been in SpartJanburg and had said to
the Journal man that his paper was
a great paper for a small town, the
/ paper man would have thanked him.
Perhaps he would have asked Mr.
Blease what he thought about the paper
so he could thank him.
Another thing is this: If instead
of coming out in a letter favoring
Smith, Mr. Blease had come out favoring
George, would it appear to
George and his following that Blease
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jo aa uciu as iic uuwc ?ao, v? vuiu
George's friends use Blease's letter
amongst the former followers of the
Governor in the effort to get their
votes? Answer that question and then
blame Smith accordingly or not as :
you answer it.
No, gentle readers, George wants
to get away from the big amount of
:noney he is spending in this race, and
he doesn't want to tell who is contributing
it. The sum is now so larg*
that everybody knows George is not
paying it. The advertisements are
signed by "friends" of George. Who
are the friends? Let us know who it
is that is putting up money to get
George elected. Certainly it is not the
women ior wnom ne wouia prepare
a little blackberry wine. Who is it
THE SNAIL ROUTE.
The Southern is the greatest of the
railway systems of the South. It employs
some fine men, and there are
no better men on its payroll than
Capt. Brown Syfan, Capt. Poore and
Co!s. Klugh and Bauknight, of the
h' ASHLEY CASE CONTINUED
n' The case of The State vs. Ernest
r Ashley charged wrth murder was
s continued in the Anderson court
yesterday, the defendant asking foi
h' a continuance on the ground that h<
g' had not had time to prepare his de
fense. The motion was granted.
r! The defendant in this case, it is
'understood, then applied for bail,
n but so far as we have learned bail
e has not been granted. On the motion
s for bail it appeared that here will be
a battle royal in the case, the defendant
being represented by Watkins
and Prince and Greene and
" rrncv. " rV cf r:*:cr.i rc:-:de wit
. ?. They are polite, attentive to thei
'uties to the public, try to run o
me, and when at home off thei
;:::s arc cr'mnsnionable fellows a
. ell as gcod citizens.
Eut there are some things of whic
.ve must compiain. There is one thin
particular of which we must com
;.Iai:\ The "tome things" consist fo
he.- most part of the poor coache
which are generally to be found o
the "branch." We are told, and w
have never heard it denied, that thi
piece of road is one of the best paj
ing pieces of property owned by th
Southern. Certain it is that two-third
of the freight which comes into At
beville comes over this line. Now, w
have never been able tc see or undei
staad why there should be chair car
on the main line where the road doe
::ot make money, and none on th
I ranch lines where the road doe
make money. We think that Caj>1
Capi. Syfan and his crew are entitlei
to better equipment than they ge
and we warn the Southern now tha
if it does not improve the presen
ccachcs cr if it transfers the coache
on the Asheville-Murphy route to tin
Abbeville branch, it is our purpose ti
yue for damages for tearing our Sun
day coat on one of the poor seats ii
the "Branch" coach one day last sum
But our particular grievance is tin
time it takes the Southern Railway t<
get the mail from the depot to th<
post office. We hear the Seaboan
blow for the station and in five min
utes we see the mail on the way t<
the post office. But the Southeri
comes in and people hang around th<
post office waiting for the morninj
mail for thirty and sometimes forty
five minutes. We understand that th<
Seaboard is further from the post of
fice than the Southern and for tha
reason the mail from the Seaboar<
is handled by a negro contractor
while the mail from y the Southen
miist be delivered by the Southern it
It seems to us, if this is the case
that the Southern should be as abl
to deliver mail promptly as the negr
contractor. The fact that it does no
have so far to haul the mail, and tha
it is five, ten, and more times longe
in doing so, shows that the Souther:
is not mindful of the rights of th
people of this town, and, having th
whip handle, is disposed to do as i
pleases. It employs as trifling a ne
gro for the work as can be found i
the town of Abbeville. It is said tha
he is required to unload trunks, pu
them in the trunk house and to d
other duties before delivering th
mail, but of this we are not suri
Whatever the excuse for delaying th
mail, the excuse is not a valid on<
The people of this town are entitle
to have the mail, and especially th
morning mail with the daily paper:
promptly delivered, and we are nc
getting our rights. We should have
remedy. Perhaps it would be well fo
the Chamber of Commerce to ge
busy on this matter.
MRS. PATRICK CANDIDATE
The women are about to let thei:
presence be known according to re
ports which come to us from Ander
son. Not having participated in th<
primary this year, the women ar<
not under any obligation^ to sup
port the nominees of the democrats
party. They may form a demo:rati<
party of their own <tnd put out i
ticket with candidates for every of
It is reported that this is about t<
be done in Anderson. The report ii
that Mrs. Carrie McLuily Fatrici
will announce for Auditor in Ander
son County against Winston Smitl
nominated in the primary. '
Mrs. Patrick is a woman of fin<
sense and plenty of business judg
ment. She would make Andersor
County a first class official if elect
The women in Anderson are mak
ing great enorxs xo get ineir nura
bers registered and ready for th<
fray. There is a steering committe<
working among the women lookin;
to this end. Mrs. W. E. Cason, for
merly of Abbeville, is a member o
this committee. By the time th<
election comes around it is expecte;
that several thousand women will b<
registered in Anderson.
Up to mid-day Tuesday two hun
dred and twenty-eight women h<j?
registered in Greenville. Man;
brought their babies along. The old
est woman to register was seventy
eight years old.
Earle, of Anderson, while Proctoi
? A Bonham of Greenville and Bon
ham and Allen of Anderson, will assist
A WELFARE MAN
s Mr. Martin, representing the
South Carolina Welfare Board, was
^ in the city Tuesday calling on- the
t people interested in his work and
t Rooking out for members who will
t serve with energy on his board.
5 This Welfare Work is a part of the
e Associated charities.^ Mr. Martin
3 conferred with Hubert Cox about a
- District Almshouse, which is one of
1 the enterprises of his board and
- with other prominent men as to the
'conditions of affairs in Abbeville
j Mr. Martin is a grandson o"f John
a R. Harrison, prominent in State
i politics during the Tillmanite ex.
l ERSKINE STUDENTS.
r Francis Mabry and William Hill
.'will attend Erskine College this ses2!sion
and will leave soon to begin
.'their work. Herman Wisby was a stu
t dent there last year and will return
j this session. Francis Mabry was a stu t:
dent at Due West when he entered
i the army and went abroad to help
_ clean up the Germans.
JEWISH. NEW YEAR
The stores of The Rosenberg Mer0
cantile Company and D. Poliakoff
will be closed Monday and Tuesday
of next week, September 13th and
r 14th., on account of holiday, this
n being the Jewish New Year. \
6 r*r?r*/\nT All TXT&T f
: The Ginners' report was announ^
ced this morning at 10 o'clock, the
^ report showing that^ 367,441 bales
of cotton had been ginned up t<
September 1st., of the present yeai
as against 142,000 to the same date
" last year, 1,038,000 in 1918, anc
6 615, 000 in 1917.
d MILLION ITALIANS ARE
READY TO COME HERE
: New York, Sept. 7.?Fully 1,000,'
? 000 Italians want to come to the
^ United States, it was said by passengers
of the Giuseepe Verdi
which arrived yesterday from Genof
Naples and Palermo.
j Every berth on the liner was filled
there being seventy-three first anc
251 second cabin passengers. The
vessel left 6,000 persons at Palermo
clamoring for passage to this
land of promise.
"; Immigration to the United States
will continue at least two years,
passengers said, because of shipping
^conditions. It is impossible to buy
1 passage to the United States before
next February as every berth in
every steamship scheduled to sail
' from Italy up to that time has been
1 taken i
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" NOTICE OF INTENTION
; Take Notice that E. J. Adair ol
" | Clinton, South Carolina and C. C
1, Wallace of Abbeville, South Carolim
" | intend to form a corporation to be
i known as the Adair's Department
-. Store which shall have its principal
- j place of business at Abbeville, Soutl
i, Carolina and shall do a general mer
s J cantiie department store business
! with a capital stock of Sixteen Thous-!
;?nii ($10,000.00) Dollars, payable
fjall in cash, and the shares to be oi
i the par value of One Hundred ($100.1
j 00) Dollars each. That all of saio
5 : capital stock has beer, subscribed.
A meeting of the stockholders w: 1
! be held at the Office of Adair's Dc
- j partmer.t Store, to transact such bufi!
incss as may come before it, on thr
/ j 13th day of September 1920, at tw\
-.."To;!. 8;jr.. IT*?0. E. T. D.' T*\
C. C. WALLACE
A Georgia 'farmer killed a soldier Ji
.'in his watermelon patch. The far-|
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ha nm TDI t
9 G. A. NEUFFER, President.
| ALBERT HENRY, Vice-Pre
; jj I Lot of 5 d?.zen <
jg Gingham Dresses. " S
, jj years, worth $2.50.
11 Our Price ..
J About 4 dozen beaut
Jj ham Dresses in assor
1 B from 7 to 14 years, va
: | to $4.00?
1 Lot Best Qrade
1^3 T"N * _ 1 1 _ J? ?
m uresses m an sizes it
jjj Children and Misses
m $4.00 to $4.50?
, Our Price
| 5 dozen Voile Wais
> jj and $2.50 values?
; m Our Price
1( 6 dozen Georgett*
! Waists very attract
3 U quality worth $5.50 t
Our-Price .. $3.4?
31 Conor North f" 1
'jj Mai:: and 1
; jj Trinity St. VClol
iier was arrested.
THe most highly electrified clouds :
way to do that is to open
i the County Savings
leposits in as large amoui
nib niuntjy remain in me
earn liberal compound i
I Then, When Conditions
money you have saved w
mch as it would buy toda
ou Have Saved Enough
.hall be glad to advise an
on of a safe, well-paying
wings Bank in the Poor I\
e to put his earnings anc
amount to a goodly sum
le for your family; or m*
;h will take care of you ir
: DOLLAR STARTS
MAKE YOUK DEPOS
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sident. P. E
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Children's About 10 d
izes 3 to 6 dy Blouses
es from 6 t<
$1.98. $2.00 to $2
? Our Pric
iful Ging- :
ted sizes 10 dozen B
lues $3.50 Blouses for
ups; sizes 1
...$2.98 . to $3.00?
? Our Pric<
>r School One Lot of
5. Values Smock, all <
HAP qjq fin
uco tpu.v/v tv
.. $3.48 Our Pric<
ts, $2.00 Special V
Values 25 t
?.$1.48 Our Pric<
3 Crepe Best qualify
;ive, best and all colo
0 $6.50? $2.50?
\ to $4.48. Our Spec
1 Bargain Sto
are the lowest?about 700 yards
from the ground.
a Savings Account .
Bank, make regu- I
nts as possible, and 11
bank to accumulate '
Become Normal, |
ill buy about twice m
to Invest Profitably, |
d aid you in the se- 9
investment. , ,
flan's Friend; a Safe
1 let them stay until
, then you can buy a
ike an investment |
i your old age. >
IT TO-DAY. '
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!. COX, Cashier. B
. BELL, Asst. Cashier. 9
Week At I
i Store I
ozen Beautiful Mid
r? i i * * Bs
tor scnool girls, siz- f|
o 20 years, . worth gj
e $1.49. ' Jl
est Quality Middy j|
Misses and Grown- fif
4 to 42, worth ?2.50 fl
ucciui/ix ui gg
colors apd sizes, val- jj
3.. $2.29 and $2.48.
S I E R Y 1
alues in Hosiery, gg
o 50c Cotton Hose u
g 15 and 25c. ??
/ Silk Hose, black ??
ts worth $1.50 to M
:ial Price .... $.100. j|
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