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title: 'The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, October 30, 1912, PART 1, PAGES 1 TO 8, Page PAGE EIGHT, Image 8',
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HIGH IN GREENVILLE
(Continued from Page One.)
the police station and requested that
they send over to the First Baptist
church and tell Magistrate Stradley
to come down to the jnll and take
bond for him.
Attorney Oscar K. Mauldln was In
the same room at the time and stated
to Mr. QHreath that he had already
sent for Magistrate Stradley to come
down to the Jail and take the bonds.
"I assure you that wc have no desire
to prevent you getting out on bond."
said Mr. Mauldln, "and i have already
Rent for ("apt. Stradley to come down"
Mr. Mauldln la the prosecutor in the
cases brought against Mr. Qilreath
and the other two men.
About this time numerous promi
nent citizens of Greenville, who wore
at their respective churches or at
their homes and who had heard of
the arrests, began pouring into the
jail. Among them were such men as
Henry P, McQoe, Avory Pntton, Frank
F. Martin, .lohn M. ?leer, Alester ('..
Fur man, H. .1. Haynsworth and C. O,
Greenville, Oct. 26.- T. r. Vaughan,
on trial for allowed immorality during
his term as superintendent of the Odd
Felloks' Home here, was put on the
stand by his lawyers today and made.
a clean confession of his awful crime.
The trial was brought to a sensa
tional close when Vaughn broke down
and confessed all. lie named two oth
er vicltlniB in addition to those Includ
ed In the indictment. The jury >vas
OUl but four minutes and made no rec
omniondation lor mercy, he verdlc car
rying be death penalty.
Tears streamed down the face of
Judge Purdy, named by Governor
Blenso as special judge for this trial.
Many jurors, court officials and spec
tators alike made no pretence of hid
ing their tears as Vaughn, pale and i
broken, acknowledged bis crime. Some
jurors wept aloud.
In the afternoon Judge Purdy. be
Xprc sentencing Vaughn, overruled a
motion for a new trial, which was ar
gued by one of Vaughn's lawyers, af
ter his client luftde his confession,
Judge Purdy, In sentencing Vaughn
to death In the electric chair, sot De
cember 2u as the date for his execu
Wht-h court opened there was no in
timation that the accused would make
a confession. Ills attorney had fought
stubbornly since the beginning of the
case to break down the strong evi
dence developed by the prosecution's
little girl witnesses.
Immediately after court opened to
day attorneys of both sides consulted,
resulting in an agreement to let
Vaughn confess In an efTort to save his
own life, and that the case would go
to the Jury without argument.
"I have acted devilishly. I have act
ed shamelessly,'* began Vaughn. "The
devil tempted me and I have fallen."
He pleaded eloquently but vainly with
the Jury to stive his life. Vaughn beg
ged the jury to ipare Iiis life, not so
much for his sake as for his wife and
Neither Mrs. Vaughn nor her daugh
ter were In court today, though they
hud been with the accused since the
trial opened. He was formerly assist
ant superintendent of the First Bap
tist church Sunday school, one of the
largest and most fashionable In this
city. He was a ministerial student
and frequently occupied pulpits of
churches In and around Greenville. He
owns considerable property.
Facing the Jury, Vaughn made his
confession. In all his statement makes
three thousand words. Briefly sum
marized it Is as follows:
"Gentlemen, it is useless to say ?hat
in this Instance I am greatly humili
ated, and for months and months I
have had agonizing hours over the
whole matter. I wish to say this In
the outset, that I have never wished
to conceal one whit of the truth when
the time came to make a clear state
ment. I havxe been so cautious In
these particulars that some have In
ferred that i had denied my guilt. I
know that some have had that Impres
sion, but I knew that I was guilty
and would toll It at the proper time.
For that reason I have made Impres
sions that were unfavorable to me.
"I want to say here and now that
I am going to assume full responsibil
ity. 1 want to take It off of that girl.
I want to say, that I have loved the
girl always, but that love has been
misdirected and misused. I don't think
the filrl will deny today the reality
of my love in many respects, yet my
conduct towards her would make her
fake the position towards me which
she now takes, and Justly takes.
"As superintendent of the orphan
Age. I had entire control of her. 1
realize that now. I did not at the
time realize Just what I was doing.
1 do now. I did It under circumstances
bout which I would not care to go
'nto details here. At the very Joint I
thought myself the strongest, I found
myvo'f the weakest, I found that the
devil had attacked nie with a more
subtle and powerful temptation in the
very place I thought I could not be
tempted. I can not now go into the
details of the circumstances surround
ing me when I fell, and I now assume
fulll responsibility and usk God to
save that girl.
"Now, as to the treatment of the
children out there; of course, I whip
ped them, but I never did wish to be
cruel. 1 did nut abuse them, and had
no desire to do so. Hut as hellish as
this weight of sin has been, and de
spite the suffering of my body and
soul, It has brought an entirely new
viewpoint of life. I am not speaking
of this for sympathy; l am simply
stating it to make my position clear,
and 1 want to say this, that If it took
all of this to save, to bring me to
where 1 stand, and In spite of all this
prosecution, of till this shame and suf
ferlng, If It has tak-n all this to re
deem my soul and save me from hell,
I am thankful for it today.
"I now have a better conception of
God and of num. With that fact in
view, realizing the cheapness of life,
I can bo of better sei t ice to Cod and
to man. I feel that if you will give
me another opportunity, arter pleading
guilty to this charge, and let me have
another chance, I can be of more ser
vice to God than ever before. 1 feel
that I can live a life of sublime ser
vice and consecration to God. As dark
as It may seem, as disgust iug as it may
Boem to you. as hellish as it appears,
I feel that In the depths of my heart
1 can go forward in better service,
and I make this plea to you.
"What is life? It Is a very small
thing. It is it very short lime here and
I do not regard it as much. So far as
my Buffering it would soon be over
and I would be dead. Then it i.1-. a mat
ter of eternity. Hut my present plea
Is that I have Binned, that I have suf
fered the tortures of the damned, thnt
If I am given another opportunity,
that the hold 1 now have on God, with
the strength of the new faith 1 have
in Kim from out of this awful sin, I
be1 love that I can go out Into the dives
of sin in this State and be of service
to my state and my God In reclaiming
tho evil-doers, In saving the State
great expense and In redeeming them
of their cri'ilfcS and sins. . I
"1 believe truly that 1 can be of
great service to my God and my fel
low man. I love my life, it is true, but
1 simply feel that In view of this new
conception, life Is a very small matter.
Life Is not eternal; It is a mere tem
porary existence. That which comes
from God, to God must return. So far
as death Is concerned it is very small;
It Is the greater something which
In closing his confession Vaughn
made a plea that he be allowed to live
in order to prove to his wife that he
could reform and be a good man.
Dunn's Review Gives Optlcistlc View
of Situation, though Gives Little
Little Promise of Rise in Cotton.
New York, Oot .28.?-While the Hul
gaHon-Turklsh war causes much un
easiness abroad its chief effect in this
country has been, first, to produce
large foreign selling of American se
curities, and second, to cause large
foreign buying of American wheat,
War Is never, in the long run, ben
eficial to world commerce, but the
present European crisis, nt least in
Its Immediate effects, has not served
In any way to check the natahle ex
pansion In trade here. R/ery report
from every section of the country la
favorable, and the general business
situation Is not only very active, but
Is entirely henlthy. Taking it alto
gether there has never been a more
remarkable uplift In American busi
ness than that now in progress nt a
time of foreign disturance ad of an
important domestic political campaign
and It Is notable also that the trade
and industrial expansion, while tet>.
Ing the capacity of plants and bank*
and railroads and the labor supply
causes a comparatively small amount
From every large distributing cen
ter comes favorable reports of the
dry goods markets. The movement ol
merchandise Is very heavy and pric
es are firmly maintained. In cotton
goods the numerous orders from Job
bers and the manufacturing trade
prevent the accumulation that Is com
monly looked for at this period. The
demand for fine and fancy cottons ha?
improved and a good business haf
been done in dress ginghams foi
spring Staple prints and bleached cot
ton are quiet.
Orders for all classes of goods arc
accumulating and the leading mills
have all the work they can handle foi
fall and spring.
The Cotton Market.
Alternate advances and decllnet
featured trading in cotton this week
with generally small net price change
es either way. Tho market was dom
inated mainly by weather conditions
in the belt and the map was cloBel)i
scanned for the first signs of ffost
There was none reported over Sunday,
but some frost appeared In the South
west later on, though It was confined
within a restricted area and evident
ly did little harm. At any rate, this
development failed to stimulate any
enthusiasm on the buying side and
many people are skeptical as to the
likelihood of a permanent advance
at this Juncture. In fact, speculative
sentiment remains generally bearish
In response to the favorable crop out
look and large receipts, although It Is
noticeable that greater caution is now
exerclaed in undertaking short sales.
This Is considered natural because the
time is approaching when frost will
become an obstacle to the progress of
the plnnt and may thus have a ten
dency to check any further material
decline in value. The Balkan disturb
ance constitutes a bearish argument of
some Import, but those who profess
to be!;<.-?'? in higher prices insist that
the exct. .lent business outlook will
tell In the long run and that every
bale of cotton raised will be needed.
It Is contended that spinners are be
ginning to show more interest, yet it
Is significant, on the other hand, that
the world's consumption of American i
cotton thus far this season is con-!
Slderably smaller than last year's and 1
that exports have fallen off about 350,
000 bales. On Friday the report of
the Census Bureau showed 6,838.841
bales of cotton ginned prior to Octo
ber 18 against the recording-breaking
total of 7,758,621 bales a year ago. The
ginning figures were small than ex
pected and prices subsequently ad
vanced about $1 a bale.
Jailed for Grand Larceny.
Joe Berry, a Clinton negro, was
lodged in Jail several days ago by
Deputy Reld. charged with stealing
wearing apparel to the amount of $50
from the Copeland Stone Company, of
Clinton. Joe was apprehended in
Special Train to . pnrtnnburg.
The C. & W. C. Ry. will run spe
cial trains from Laurens to Spartan*
burg today and tomorrow, on account
of the Spartanburg County Fair.
Trains will leave here at 8:30 a. m..
arriving in Spartanburg at 10.00 a.
in. Coat lies will be provided for white
and colored people. Returning, train
will leave Spartanburg at 6. p. m.
Round trip tickets at low rates arc
now on sale at depots along the line.
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If you grow peas a Star Pea Huller will please and
pay you. If you use Fertilizer see our Force-feed
Wizard Distributor, the hopper holds 100 pounds.
If you plow cotton and corn see the J. M. B. No. 20
Cotton and Corn Plow Stock, the steel beam will not
break or bend.' Write us for circulars and prices.
Our offer to the readers of this paper will interest you.
STAR PEA MACHINE COMPANY
Bennettsville, S. C.
Concerning Your Fall Apparel When You Consider
the Value of the Merchandise we are Selling.
You Will be Pleased with Our Prices.
.For every oecnsioti and every place where you consider it
worth your while to be extremenly well dressed?-we can
please you. This season's best styles in black unfinished
worsted, blue serge, gray and brown mixtures $12.50 to $25
Extra value in all wool Suits.$5.00 to $10.00
Sturdiest Suits for boys and young men.
Young men's Suits, long pants .$7.50 t>> $15.00
Hoy's blue serge suits.$3.00
Hoy's blue serge suits, with fancy stripe.$8.00
Boy's brown mixtures .$3.00 to $8.00
Hoy's gray Suits, with 12 pair knickerbocker pants ..$5.00
A -rood line of hoy's Suits at .$1.75 to $3.00
You Can Make Money by Investigating the Values We are Offering
DRESS GOODS AND SILKS!
You have seen bigger lines but you have never seen better
values. Come and let us show you.
Ladies'. Misses', and Children's Coats and Suits in styles and
prices that are sure to please.
Special values in Ladies', and Misses Cndearwear in nil
grades and styles. We can give yon the best kind of value
for the price.
Hig lot of beautiful fur pieces in either one piece or full sets.
We have the kind you want and can make you exceptionally
Boy's patent leather, gun metal, tan, button and blueher
.$2.00, $2.50 and $3.00
Children's Shoes.50c to $2.00
Child's soft sole Shoes.25c
NEW FALL FOOTWEAR!
Men's fine shoes, patent leather, gun metal, tan and vici
Shoes, in all the new styles and toe shapes . . $3.00 to $6.00
M n's fine Shoes, vici and box calf.$2.00 to $3.00
Men's serviceable, everyday Shoes .$1.25 to $2.50
Hoy's box calf blueher, heavy sole.$1.00 to $1.50
Hoy's kid blueher.$i.00 to $1.50
Women's fine shoes, pat leather, gun metal, tan, kid $2 to $4
Women's white buck, sizes 2 1-2 to 7 .$3.50
Women's serviceable everyday Shoes.$1.25 to $1.75
Misses patent leather, gun metal, tan and vici, button and
blueher.$1.50 to $3.00
Misses' box calf, heavy sole. $1.00 and $1.25
Misses' kid, medium sole .... ,.$1.00 and $1.25
Do you want the best Styles and Low Prices in Up-to-date Hats?
We have a line that we want you to see. We want to show you what
values we are offering. It wont cost you anything but will be to your
interest, both in Style and Prices, to come and let us show you.
Laurens, South Carolina