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THOU CANST NOT TH3B?
conformable to la\y^. : S ' ? .'. i *
the opinion and th&'ientiro court con
curred, the new trial be|ng granted
on the grounds that Gossett was niii
iglven a f;f ir trial by the special
court. Justice Cotbran severely crit
icises the statute under which spe
cial courts are called, and cites' la
. number of incidents to show that an
accused has no showing under the
present policy of special courts.
The court also severely criticises
the spirit of mobs, and says that
where trials are held under condi
tions similar to those obtaining at
the Gossett case, it is a "judicial
lynching." The Abbeville court was
called to try the Gossetts alone.
The opinion affects a number of
other special courts held recently,
and virtually says that these courts
could not give a defendant a fair
trial. Several trials by special courts,
it is recalled, have resulted In elec
trocutions, and "'Ping" Griffin ls now
' in the penitentiary under death sen
tence by a verdict of a jury called
together especially to try him, and
the circumstances aro a good deal
similar to tito Gossett case. No ap
peal has been taken In the Griffin
case, and "Feetio" 'Fogle has already
been electrocuted by a special court
Speaks of Mob Violence.
Speaking of mob violence and the
effect on tho public mind in trials
like G?sset t's. and the section under
which the court was called. Justice
Cothrnn says: "We aro convinced
that the proceduro provided for in
this section is a bald concession to
the spirit of mob law, and presents
tho spectacle of the law, strong and
mighty, bowing to tho despotism of,
the mob, which bas boon declared lo
be greater than the1 tyranny of :i
despot, lt provides a miserable com
promise with lynch law, enabling the
* law io bargain with tile mob to stay
Its hand and allow the court, under
the form of law, to accomplish what
is equally reprehensible-a judicial
"It is notorious that such bargain
ings have boen made. The angry
mob has been appeased by tho prom
ise of a quick special court to try
the oifender undor circumstances that
render his conviction Inevitable.
"Thor? can be no compromise with
the Spirit of lynching for any crime.
Those who compose such a mob aro
themselves without, the pale of law
and commit a crime not only against
the victim of their vengeance, but
against tho majesty of ?he law. They
aro not entitled to recognition as
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Blackwell. This colin ^as^btder?d
and held early in -April;or i?20.
Kenneth Gossett ' was convicted,
with a recommendation to mercy,
and" sentenced by Judge Sense to
serve forty years In the penitentiary.
iHe is now in tho prison awaiting
I tn(e action of the Supreme Court on
his plea for a new trial.
A largo number of exceptions were
made by the attorneys for Gossett,
but Hie Supremo Court only consid
ered the matter of whether or not
tho accused had been given a fair
trial, and concluded that he had not.
Foch Will Visit America.
Paris, Aug. 27.- Marshal Foch,
unannounced, yesterday walked into
the American embassy here without
the usual formality, took a seat in
the reception room, and, like any
ordinary caller, sent up his card ask
ing to seo Ambassador Herrick.
When the presence of the distin
guished visitor became known a sec
retary immediately ushered him into
tho ambassador's office. Marshal
Foch told Mr. Herrick that he had
come to the embassy in person to say
definitely that he was going to the
"I wanted to come and (ell you de
finitely," said the officer who com
manded the Allied armies during the
World War, "that I am going lo
America. I also wanted to tell you
directly, by word of mouth, instead
of by lotter or in any formal way,
how deeply touched 1 have been by
tho echoes from America of my pros
pective visit. 1 wanted to tell you
bow delighted I am that d am going.
"The visit of the American Legion
lias brought mo in closer touch with
America than [. have been since the
American army was here, and I ap
preciate deeply the desire- of the
American Legion that I go to their
convention In Kansas City."
Oconen County Itural Curriers.
Tho Ooonee County Bural Letter
('anders will mool nt Seneca on the
first Monday in September (tho 5th.)
All the carriers and sub-carriers who
can como nre urged to do so, and to
bring their wives, as there ls some
Importnnt business that concerns all
carriers that will come before tho
meeting. Wo aro expecting Hon. ,T,
BJ. Johnson to be with us. Tho Sen
eca Carriers' Association will enter
tain tho association. Be sure to como
if you want a good time,
W. M. Lem mons.
I^?lf?lHnes will l?aY<?$h'urSday #o*
Dftriyjllo,?: Vn., whore she', will ?eaob..
hlBtpty in4h,e<ju,aded schools of tha-t'
city. She will" oe accompanied as far
?s Wmston-Salehi, N. 0;y .by /Miss
Mary ,<H'?neat who will bd^a momber;
of the school f?culty^e?.o^^^ye^fv
These y o un g ^ J u dj CH fen *> M^?| h' ))'$&'
the host wishe,S foV
successful y$ir^^t'hi^ s|b1i^o1. w?r*$
.. Dr.,and Jitf^J?Ap'le^
?l^l'l^fni"'-stay (if-*ioVenvl days itf (i" 1
?jRy.e^?y^? i* la ? j? v cMli'?? i /# w i ? meet iii
;?raf^?h '"^^d?Wdsy;).v. .in' ti
?h'urclt, . It Is^lioped..^
bo a fuil attendance or ^h^ji^^lf1'
.The home" of Mi\.'a?t^;M^"1
Lowery was opon I^thWy^?^S
a large cirejo pf\-JhM|!^?^
a nidSt i^^^^^P^plP
lng room, andfparlor hoing
and th?l'brpad'piasjzao wore ?
I-'rogresslV^^ards was .enjoyed'^ihtll
a late. hojir,,';when Ipe creal
oak'e^ro^e?^d.: ,? -t 1
Tho . Seneca': schools fititth
morrows'(P?'pt- tftt,) W
peets^",Brb: tmit th*s. wttl
best 808SI.QI>S in - . tho f'
school. Svith fewj
teaching atnff^ ls well .kj^y^'i^^o.;]
fp?tr?sns/' The a68igj?\ru.e|
for-the coming yj?
. 'Fifth Grade-Mrs. Nannie Moore.
Sixth Grade-Miss Maggie Thomp
Seventh Grade-Miss Ethel Cro
Domestic Science - Miss Marlon
English, Arithmetic, Geometry
Miss Lela Thompson.
Stenography and Typewriting -
Mrs. Nannie Moore. '
Latin and Algebra-Miss Winni
History, French, Science and Ar
ithmetic-W. ii. Dominick.
Agriculture-13. T. Cravens.
Music-Mrs. Julian Dendy.
Superintendent and Teacher of Sci
ence and Geometry-J.Pierce Coates.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Carson and
two children left Monday morning
for their home at Holly Hill. Mrs.
Cordon and children spent a month
here with her mother, Mrs. W. S.
Hunter, and family, Mr. Carson join
ing his family about ten days ago.
They made the return trip In their
NEW LIVESTOCK SPECIALISTS.
Seth I). Sims and David T. Hermine
Added t<> Clemson's Force.
Clemson College, Aug. 27.- Direc
tor W. W. Long announces the ap
pointment of two new livestock spe
cialists for the extension service, both
of whom will givo attention to swine
work. Tho new mon are Seth I).
Sims and David T. H err man.
Mr. Sims ls a graduate of Purdue
University, whore ho had special
training in livestock work, and has
recently been manger of a livestock
farm in Southern Indiana. For con
venience of carrying on tho swine
work, Mr. Sims will have headquar
ters nt. Florence and will servo the
Pee-Dee section of tho State, includ
ing the territory in charge of Dis
trict Agent T. H. Young.
Mr. llerrman Is a graduate of
Ohio State University and lins had
excellent training in livestock work.
Ho will be stationed at Aiken and
will servo the southwestern part of
tho State, which includes the district
in charge of District Agent H. S.
With the addition of those two
new swine specialists tho work of
developing tho swine Industry in this
State can be carried on with increas
Enormous Increase of the celluloid
industry bas taxed the camphor mar
ket to tho utmost.
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of Interest Alw>?t l*ooplo |
^'.J?oiuftng and, ?ohig.
pity Lnwtl, Aug. 30.-Special:
n Miller, of Return, was in the
intty-a short while to-day.
?dVAJra. Paul Gllllson'vlHltod
fr4u wost Union tho first of
.?Ak. > fi .
.a nu'ntber of ?wv girls and
?.ill lO-ejiter. tho Soncca Xligh
?n Hs opening day, Thurs-j
^'Marett attended tho Mooro
B&jh the Long Crook section ?
tm ' ? m ?
ihnu Mrs. jesse Crompton aro
tining u small guest, a lino son,
[rrivod in their home Weduea
f/tiur.a PervHt, who has.'boon
rig a^weok with her sisteiVMrs.
tolljns, pf pftHr'lp.ston,. returned
""Way, bri lifting' Wl<ji. Uer,.!;?*
iphoVs, Dftvid uiVl$u'gen<* Ti.,:
m; spe'rit/. seTOrW ^y?f WC* Wei
at tho hpme of her nephew, W. D.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Rankin arid
children, of Townvllle, were guests In
tho community tho week-end.
Miss Cary Doyle was in Clemson
Saturday attonding the commence
ment exercises of the adult schools
of Oconee, Plckens and Anderson
counties, which were held at Clem
son College. ,
Miss Mattie Sue Mareil returned
a few days ago from Elberton, Ga.,
where she bad spent several weeks
O. C. Skinner left Monday for his
home lit* Augusta, Ca., he having
spent a fortnight with his wife's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Perritt.
Miss Jessie McDonald left Sunday
for Klbler's Bridge, near Prosperity,
where she will bo a guest of her
uncle, H. B. McDonald.
Mrs. Denn Davis and Mrs. Joe^ Mc
Donald were both quite Indisposed
for several days last week, hut their
many friends rejoice over their con
Mr and Mrs Roger Coe, of Rome,
Oa., aro guests for a few days of Mr.
and Mrs. Hayden Coe.
.Miss Nettie Hubbard will begin
work this week as a primary teacher
in tho Westminster school, having
charge of tho first grade.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. striming vis
ited in Carnesvillo, Ga., Sunday.
Hubbard and John Knox, of Lib
erty, aro sponding some time with
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
J. A. Dendy and family spent Sun
day with relatives In Greenville.
Mrs D. S. Abbott and little son,
I). S.. Jr., of Seneca, spent several
days last week with relatives in tho
Misses Ada Wyloy and Belle Strlb
llng will leave this week for Ruby
and Gaffney, respectively, where they
will be engaged in teaching.
O, ll. Doyle, of Anderson, made his
usual onco-a-week visit Friday night
to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper
John Rallonger, Jr., was a week
end guest of friends In Clinton.
Miss Lula Wyley, of tho Oak way
school teaching force, spent the week
end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. B. Wyley.
Miss Susan Doyle, who has been
spending several weeks with her
home people hero, will loave tho mid
dle of tho week for Augusta, Ga.,
whore sho will resume her profes
sion as a trained nurse.
Mrs. Paul Gllllson was hostess on
Monday afternoon to the Conerosa
M?del WM I-20 F?*m Tt
Model j 5 One-Ton Truck
Model 25 One and One-H
< \ All Prices F?C
These Trucks and Tractors ns now
und will pay nny funner.cu* merchant
ho.need* it. I
.lust remember ti|n$ you cnn bj
moldes and other Farm tinploni^nlK
time payments. Don't wait. Dome
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COONEE OUPHANAOl? M?i^?JR
.Ila? lipon Sot,$#tAutMb?^-<)bjcc
< lons to Sol?cit?ng ;>^^Wu\ii.
?^)|^,;iiro'4|h?i?-agb S; o. WhHma??i
'pre8HWttt/0T?ih<)...OopnaQ O.r^?fan?Ke, J
\<Jc^tio?t; nearyhi? , Pic>feuB?f^?dtctod
j. .A^-^.feigdV^C) portaistatoniontaH;
lOl Ul lU?CUll '
tiona foV :6.iibn^^W"lf^#n.
celled all objebtion6\'that4|^)^^^n't'
in force a ern! na t^^o^ri'g?'h nk'o 'cnn -
nected with tho orphanage to'Solicit
funds from our people for its^siip:
port, and the representativos of the
institution are now free to solicit In
the county when they choose to do so.
Wo aro informed that they now
have lon children at the institution,
and as soon as possible they expect
to take in moro. There is room for
an institution of this kind in Oconeo
county, she is well able to support P,
and wc bespeak for this one the
hearty co-op6rallon of all our peo
ple. W. C. Hughs.
Chairman Local Hoard of Charities
Tho <'hal touga School.
Tho Cbatlooga school closed last
Friday, Aug. 26, for throe weeks, to
take advantage of fodder weather.
The efficient teachers, Misses ?Bessie
anl Carilla Seawright, of Piedmont,
have returned to their homo for the
The closing exercises of tho school
Included two humorous playlets, en
titled "Uncle .lohn" and "Ob, You
Teacher." The patrons of the school
were Invited to bring picnic lunch
and spend the afternoon. Hestdos the
ring games enjoyed by tho children,
and the "sing" by the young people
a number of contests were bold. The
winners were the following: Sack
race, 'Roy Duncan; 3-Iegged race,
Claude and George Uamby;; spoon
and apple race, George Uamby; the
doughnut race, Roy Duncan; whist
ling contest, Ray Harker. The boar
walk and tho wheelbarrow race were
splendid tests In physical endurance.
Of all tho school children weighed
and measured only one reached the
standard-Edith Owens, 7 years old,
4 8 inches, 52 pounds. With but a few
exceptions most of the children were
from one to six or eight pounds un
Worthy of special mention In thc
household display were: Rutter and
sweet potatoes, Mrs. E. N. Holden;
loaf bread, Mrs. Jeff Wllbanks, with
Mrs. John Uamby a close second; ap
ples and Irish potatoes, Mrs. V. F.
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Mission Study Class. Quito a num
ber of tho ladies woro present and
an Interesting program was carried
out, after which a delicious iced
course was served.
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MfaK Ticks' an.d^attbr?ff
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actor, $665,00? - ??
alf Ton Truck, $900.00.
), B. Factory. ;
priced are well worih'iho jUuufoy,
a dividend on the ')nvost|iiiejw,;^x
ly tlioso Tnu.fcT?nel'h'sVv^?)itov
from die at iir^y tim?, ?ml ?ni&'asyN'
and talk it over with tnojtf^/'i
r/?jdt?fOie car broko ns ho antoni pt od '
t? pass the other can. restimngin? ?he
car being thro\vn in't? ii ditch ah tho
Bide 0/['the rpad^V. v
Th^d^ng poopie.lt ia said, woro
returning from Cariup Spoed, where
they hal ajon?Vonrlier in tho aft?r
boon^A^'a^einlt of tho wreck tho
Ford car/ wa? very badly torn up,
and it seems almost a miracle that
some of the occupants of tho car woro
not. killed. When the car turned
over into the ditch tho occupants
were thrown through tho top, and
this fact probably accounts for tho
fact that none of them was very
C. S. Will Lose e. Million.
Washington, Aug. 26.-The Unitod
States will loso a million dollars by
reason of tho destruction of the diri
gible ZR-2 under terms of an agree
ment entered into with the British
government. The agreement, ac
cording to a statement issued to-day
by the navy department, "provided
that in tho event, of total loss of thia
airship (tho ZR-2) while under con
struction or during trials, tho two
governments would Jointly bear tho
loss on an equal basis."
The United States has paid $1,500,
000 (o the British government on
contract cost of $2,000,000 for tho
ZR-2, (he statement added. Accord
ingly the Uri tish government will
turn hack lo the United States tho
sum of $500,000.
Opening Long Crook Academy.
Long Creek Academy will begin
its eighth session on Tuesday morn
ing, Sept. otb, at io o'clock. There
will bo two speakers for tho oponing
exorcises, and any visitor from tho
Boaverdam Association or elsewboro
will be welcome.
Tho new dormitory for boys will
bo compleled for tho opening of tho
school, and wo are expecting a largo
number of boys. Practically all tho
rooms in the three dormitories will
he taken, and tho prospects aro very
bright for the best your in tho his
tory of tho school.
Wo appreciato the spirit of co-op
oration and loyalty shown by tho
peoplo of the county and tho asso
ciation, and wo shall try to provo
worthy of tho confidence placed in us.
L. .11 Raines, Principal.
A man, all out of breath, rushed
Into a gcnoral store and said: "A
nickol mousotrnp, quick! I want to
catch a train." 1