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#0 KILLED iN AUTO
Cor Filled With Boys Coming to An
derson Struck Huffman Truck,
Overturiing Ford and Killing.
Millard Giles, 18, and James Med
15, are dead; Ben Lee painfully
iuared, and a dozen members of the
Ptlzer basebl1 team and some of, its
arlherents badly bruised and shaken
a.E the resultd a collision at 9 o'clock
s.aturday even ng by a Ford touring
:" and a If iman truck on the 'Na
ti onal High between Anderson
:.wil Pelzer. X'he accident occurred
near the home of Magistrate J. B.
Spearman, and happened on a long
sweeping curve. Both cars were
ouning , without lights, and this is
- hought to have been responsible for
hOi accident. (';
rhe driverkBZ the truck, E. T. Met
"f, an Andeisonian, surrendered to
county authorities immediately
( er he had taken the ball pha. ers to
1 Izer and returned to his home. He
s held for the death of the two
ys, and following the inquest held
,terday, was released on bond in
sum of $500, the coroner of the
* Xity issuing the bond. "The case
s one in which I arm authorized to
t bond,' said the coroner this
The Pelaer baseball team had come
c Anderson to play baseball and had
idle the trip here in a truck from
? Izer. This truck broke down and
s tcalf was hired to take the team
ek home. There were eighteen
rsons in the truck at. the time of
e wreck, none of which were in
d other than being shaken and
rhewhat bruised by the jar which
curred when the Ford crashed in
'the big truck.
The Fold was driven by .lars
edlinp, and occupied by .ilani
ile Wade Jeffeson, Ben Lee, \7ir
1 I IeClellan and Radeliff \'rner, all
'h g men from Anderson who had
e to a lmseball ame in Green
le and were returning home.
lWdthvr of the cars had lights, ac
rding to members of the party rid
1- 'M in the Ford.
The spot. where the accident oc
rred is on a long sweeping curve.
. tcalf was driving his truck on the
:*.ht hand .i.ds of the road, going
a moderate rate of speed. The
rd was coming to Anderson from
( reenville, and going at a lively clip, 1
v dentiy drove to the left hand side
t the road to bank against the crown
-r ,the- road to6inake the cuve with
e it slowing down. Occupdrts of the
T. rdid not see the truck until they
w re right upon it, and then with a
erific crash, the small car plunged
:'o the big truck, being thrown to
e side, and turning .over. Giles
nd Medlin were in the front seat of
Ford, and Medlin wvas pinned be-1
rath the steering wheel and prob
4.dy killed instantly. Giles was also i
med under the ca'r, but lived until
*was brought to the Anderson
cunty hospital, where he died.
The top1 was up on the Ford, and
is this fact ,that is thought respon
ble for the saving of the lives of the
'ier occupants of the car. All of )
boys were bruised and cut, con
.'erably, but Ben Lee was the most
riously hurt. He was taken to the
ipital and his wounds dressed. His
* overy was rapid however, and he
*sglismissed from the hospital Sun
sheriff Marett was notified of the1
a ident shortly after it happened.
d' tealf, after two cars .had come 1
ai'ng and brought the injured boys I
Sto the hospital, continued his way
Lo Pelzer, discharged his passengers
a n d returned to the Anderson county1
'ad, where he surrendered himself to
Coroner Harding held the inquest
"o Sunday, and declared this morn
ij that the truck was on the right
'ude of the road, and that tracks
b owed that it had mide its way to
Otoa side of the'r'oad, going almost to
the ditch. The Ford, it seeims, had
alko grossed -the road, banking on the
crown 9f the road against the curve.
The Dead Boys.
Tb'e dead boys, Millard Giles and
James Medlin, 'lived at Gluck mill.
Gd.es is a son of E. P. Giles, 15 Van
-de ver street, and was employed in the
(2ick mil) as *wNeav.er. He is sur
vi' ed by his pa 'ents and two broth
*and four sief rs, all younger thanir
.'ames Medlig driver .of the car,
.i son of Rephen Medlin, of Rock
nrgham, N. C.,land lived with his
4brother-in-law, D. Adams, at 5 Wil
ne~ton street,' Gluck mill. His
mot~her is dead and he is survived by
4.)brothers, John Medlin, of Green
* e, and Charlie Medlin, who lives
rTribble street, and one aister,
s. Ben Crawford, who resides oni
Tu, bble street.
'4illard Giltes was buried Monday
mo'rpfg, the funeral and interment
being madec at Williamston, S. C.
fames Medl in was buried at Si --
' Brook cemeterv..-Daily' Mall.
COLE L. BLEASE
The following is taken from the
Ex-Governor Cole L. Blease takes
a hand in the republican struggle in
South Carolina for the loaves .and
fishes. In a letter to Hon. J. W. Tol
bert he expresses his amazement at
Mr. McLaurin's boldness in making
the republican party believe that he
can lead any one in the Palmetto
The following is a copy of Ex
Governor Blease's letter to Mr. Tol
bert. As it is not without news
value we beg to publish it in full:
Columbia, S. C.. May 21st, 1921.
lion. .J. W. Tolbert. St. James Hotel,
Washington, 1). C.
Dear Sir: Yours of May 16th,
asking for certain information re
ceived, I will ;answer you frankly.
As to C. C. Campbell, of Columbia,
S. C., the common remark 1 hear
around here, anod have heard parties
Mak- from other parts of the state
is: "Some people in South Carolina
may want to go into a new party
but they are not going in as follow.
ers of Campbell, who is a Yankee;
for you remember that it was the
Northern renegades and scalawags
who took the nigger and used him
hat gave us all of our troubles from
865 to 1876." Therefore, you will
ee that his leadership will not go far
n South Carolina.
As to .1. L. McLaurin, I presume it
unn ?cessary for me to make any
+eimarks. His record in the senate
>f the United States, the Archbold
e(tters his attempted deal of 1912,
as complete breakdown as a candi
late- for governor in this state re
ently. and his general political re
'rd, are as well known to the people
n Washington as they are to the
eople of South Carolina. It would
>e absolutely impossible for him to
wild up any following in this state
if any considerable proportions.
If the patronage in this state
hould be given to Campbell or Mc
saurin, or Campbell and McLaurin,
.hey could not build up a corporal's
Cuard- that would go outside of the
lemocratic primaries, where they
wvould be deprived of voting for their
zounrdy officers as well as their Unit
d 'States senators and congressmen
and their state officers, to follow
those people into the republican
narty. Consequently as far as I
1ave been able to learn, very little
,redence is given to the Campbell
WecLaurin talk; in fact, it is looked
ipon as a joke by those who have
,y influence andl who know that
hese men cannot break into the de
I certainly can state that you have
~een a life-long republican; that you
iave gone through strenuous times
nd that your life has often been'at
take, and that through it all you
ave been tried and true; and if,
ifter all these years of service and
levotion to your party, the republi
ans' would now kick you out, I can
ardly think that they would have
nuch of an opportunity to 'get any-I
me here to follow them, because the
people here would realize that no
natter how devoted the service they
night render, their labors wouild not
e appreciated. I can hardly see
ow, after a thorough invqstigation,
t could be possible for yoi 'to be
urned down as the leader of the. re
)ublican party in this state, and as
or the forming of a new party with
Tampbell or McLaurin, or both, such
alk is a myth, a farce and plain
You are at liberty to read this lt
er to whom you please, or publish it
f you wish, as 1 presume everybody
mows that I speak what I think re
tardless of consequences. I have
vritten you freely as you requested
ne to (do. 1 am a democrat; not a
WJilson so-cAlned dlemocrat, but a Jef
~ersonian gdlemioc~rat, who rejoiced at
larding's 'electid and the downfall
>f Idealism, which gave us nothing
')t fresh-made 'graves, widows, or
phans and billions 'of dollars taxes,
Linder the guise of liberty. We have
less liberty now than we have ever
had and fewer privileges as a result
of Wilson and his henchmen.
If you see my friend, Jim Davis,
secretary of labor, give him my love,I
and tell him that if Cole Blease can!
do anything for him, to "holler" and
he wvill hear an answer.
Cole L. Blease.
Out of the 123 wvhte applicante
who stood the teachers examinationi
in A nderson county on May 7th.
only eight received mtineates to
. ew eem assssap ew eseaVM waasnemea
'phi Stor -o
By JONATHAN BRACE
O f Miissis
its name from
i t s western
b o un d a r y.
The word itself comes from the
Algonquin missi-sepe which
means "great river." It is popu
larly supposed to mean "Father
of the Waters" but this interpre
tation is incorrect. The state is
also known as the Bayou State
from the many bayous which are
formed by the shifting river. In
this connection it is interesting
to note the uneven course of the I
Mississippi river. Though the
extreme length of the state from j
the Gulf to Tennessee is 330
miles, the western border, due
to the winding of the Mississippi
river, extends for nearly 500
The rivers play an important
part in this state. They are so
numerous and the country so
subject to lood that the river
bottoms cover nearly one fifth
of the area of the entire state.
The early history of Missis
sippi is yoked up with that of
iLouisiana of which it originally f
formned a part. Discovered by
le Soto in 1539, it was not until
La Salle sailed down the river
3 and claimed this territory, which
he named in honor of his French
king, Louis XIV, that a perina
nent settlement was established.
In 1763 the territory east of
the Mississippi was ceded by the
French to the Ei:glish. For a
while the lower portion of the
present state was cnlled West
Florida. After being capturd
by the Spanish and later re
turned to the United States, the
Territory of Mississipi was ex
tended to its present size (if -10,.
865 s(quare miles and in 1817 it
wa: admitted as tile twentieth
state of the Union. At tIe time
of the Miexican war, although
(ailed Upon to sulily onIe regi
ment of volunteers, M(' ini ipSpi
reslonded with enough mI ii for
I wo. (One of these i e(gime nts
Was commanded by .Jefferson
Davis, who liter was the presi
dent of the Confederate states.
Since its readlittance to the Un
ion in 1870 Mississippi in na
tional elections has been a iemo
cratic state except in 1872, when
it voted for Grant.
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The. Story of
By JQNATHAN BRACE
the stars in
Sour fing in
were added to tile Union inl that
year. In 1890 two more states6
were ad~mitted, tihe first of wiichi
was lIdaho, so that during tilese
two years the manufacturer
must have been kept busy turn
ing out new flags with the prop
er number of stars.
Idaho is veryv montalnous and(1
thue name is derived from the
Shoshone Indian word mleaning
"genm of mountains."4
The first white explorers were+
undoubtedly Lewis and Clark on
their memorable trip in 1804-5.
Idiaho was a part of Oregon
territory, which was jointly oc-+
cupied by British and Americans
until the Treaty of 1840 definite-4
ly turned over to the United
States the country south of tile
49th parallel. In 1803 idaho4
was organized as a territory,
with an area three times the size
of the present state, as it in
cluded Montana and part of
Wyoming. Tile next year Mon
tana was set off for a territory
by itself, and in 1808 Wyoming
was organized so that in 1890
when Idaho was admitted as
the forty-third state of the Un
ion, its area was reduced to 83,
888 square miles. Even so it
ranks as the eleventh state in
The rapid settlement of Idaho
was due to the discovery of gold,
the same cause which so rapidly
built up the adjacent states. It
was in 1882 that gold wgs found
at Coeur d'Alene in the northern
part of the state, and miners im
mediately flocked to the state
in great numbers.
There was serious labor trou
ble in the Coeur d'Alene see
tion in 1892 and again in 1899,
when martial law was estab
lished until peace between tile
miners and mine owners was
Idaho Is fifth from the end in
the list of states according to
population, andI accordingly has
but four presidential electors.
But the state is developing rap
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NEW LOW PRIi
We are now prepared to offer to the pe
merchandise that have been offered in year
announcement, just now, as it is in keeping
taking care of the interests of our customers.
Prices all over our immense stock have
effect this week on many lines. While, of coi
quote a few to give you an idea of the savini
this ad are for cash only. We have many c
that you are always welcome at our store wk
ers when in town.
I.adies' Ready-to-Wear Skirts, Suits, Sill
c V ole Dresser at 50 per cent discount.
SPECIALS IN DRESS GOODS.
One bale 39 inch Sea Island Sheeting..--..6 3-4
S "1his is less than wholesale price.
I.ot of Dress and Apron Gingham...--....
Best Standard Apron Ginghams..------------ 1
One !ot Dress Ginghams that. formerly sold a
yard - ---_ ---- ___-- __-.- __-....- ._.1
A r moskeag Ginghams, stripes and plaids-.....i
Voiles and Waistings, 85c and $1.00
uts - - ---- ---------3!
! No. b0 Bleaching, good quality
No. 64 Bleaching, good quality - - - - -.- _ .-1
No. 70 Bleaching, good quality. . - - -
These goods have been selling at 'U t
Coats; Spool Cotton, 150 yards.... --.
I lot of children's Iose, size up to 8..--.5
IT. L BENSON d
A Pickens Coun
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Pickens County. We wv
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Dple of Pickens county the very best values in good
and years. We are pleased to be able to make this
with our policy of being leaders in value-giving and in
been revised and new los Prices have been put into
rse, we cannot make mention here of all our prices, we
you may make by buying here. The specials quoted in
ther extraordinary values, and we wish to repeat again
ether you buy or not. Make this store your headquart
and MEN'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING.
15 per cent discount off today's low market pric*
$16.50 to $40.00.
MEN'S LADIES AND CHILDERN'S SHOES.
15 per cent discount oft revised price.
Men's Pants, all sizes-------------$3.00 to $7.5
e yd. L.ion Brand Hats for men---------$4.48 and $4.9
Schoble and Stetson Hats-----------------$5.9
c yd. OVERALL SPECIALS.
val. Balmar Overalls-------------------------- 85
e yd. Hapgrade Overalls-- -...-....---.$1.2
1c yl. Everett Overalls --------- -..
e yd. Carhartt Overalls . -.. - _ ----- -- -.-.$1
Boys Overalls -- ---_50c to ?
a 2.c Youths Overalls -- ---- ------ - - - .$1.(
All of our goods were personally selected for t'
spool Pickens county trade. We can please you in qui
l pair i y. -tyle, price and service.
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