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MAYOR GAYINOR DIED
ON BOARD BALTIC
Jfew York's Chief Executive Passed
Array While Travelling Abroad for
ills Health, on Ere of Great Politi
cal (<>II 11 i< I .
New York, Sept. 11.?Mayor Gay
nor died on the steamer Baltic In
mid ocean at one o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, according to a cablegram
received here today from Itufu W.
Oaynor, his son.
News of hin death was recolved
hero In a message sent by wireless
and cable to Robert Adamson, bis
secretary, by Itufim W. CJaynor, his
?on; who sailed with him.
The message read as follows:
"Father died Wednesday at one
o'clock ?lue to heart failure. Notify
Sailed on Sept. I.
Mayor Ouynor sailed away from
Now York on the morning of Sept. 4
on the Baltic. An hour before he
?al'ed but one man, his secretary,
knew of his plans outside of mem
bers of his Immediate family. The
mayor's announced purpose was a
brief vacation on the ocean, lie felt
that the tonic effect of the salt air
would restore htm in some measure!
to health. The Baltic was due at
The mayor died as she was Hear
ing the oilier Midi-. The news of his
death was sent by wireless to Cuxha
ven by Itufus W, Gaynor, and relayed
from Cuxhaven to New York by ?
cable. Mayor Gaynor left New York I
at a time when the city was seething
in one of the strangest municipal po
litical campaigns In its history.
Was Too Weak to Speak.
The day before his departure he
was liotltlod on the city steps by rep
resentatives of independent political
organizations thai tiny hail chosen
him as their standard hearer in the
mayoralty campaign. A throng thai
crowded City hall park assembled to
hear him accept, lie had prepared a
speech of acceptance, but was so weak
that he was unable to deliver It and
his secretary read it for him, the
mayor standing beside him.
lie was expected to attack Tam
many hall sharply, politically, as soon
as be returned to the city. Before his
departure he issued a characteristic
Btatomontl, levelled tit Tammany hall
leaders and other political opponents,
in which lie referred to them as "mis
erable scamps," and asserted that they
I were HceklnK IiIh "moral assassina
The bullet that lodged In his
throat three years ago liad never been
removed. It was the mayor's plan to
remain abroad less than a week. Ho
expected to sail for New York from
Liverpool on Kept. 18 and to reach this
city a week later.
Changes Political Situation.
Mayor Gaynor's sudden death com
pletely overturns the municipal poli
tical situation. It removes from the
Held a candidate for mayor who was
expected to cut heavily Into the vote
of the fusion nomine?', .lohn I'urroy
Mitchell, and leaves only the tickets
nominated by the Democrats ami tin:
fuslonlsts. The former is beaded by
Edward E. McCali, former chairman
of the public service commission of
The passing of Mayor Oaynor re
called the sudden death of Henry
Qoorgo, of single tax fame, and a
third party candidate, almost on the
eve of the Nesv York mayorality elec
tion some years ago.
Secretary Adamson received the
cablegram announcing the mayor's
death while he was at his home in
Brooklyn, Mr. Adamson notified
Mrs. Qaynor at the mayor's country
home at St. .lames and then endeav
ored to reach by telephone Adolph
Kline, the acting mayor, who will be
New York's chief executive until the
inauguration of Mayor (laynor's suc
cessor, to be elected In November.
In seeking Colonel Kline be was
unsuccessful. Col. Kline had left the
homo of his son-in-law after an early
breakfast and at 10 o'clock had not
heard of the mayor's death. At that
hour the Mags on the city hall were
half masted by Mr. Adainson's orders.
Mayor Qaynor's death recalls the
attempt on Iiis life made by an as
sassin at (lobokcn, In August of
1910. He was standing on the deck
of the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der
Crosse, talking with friends and the
center of it group of city officials at
into this friendly gathering James
.1. Gallagher, the would-be assassin,
made his way unobserved. When
cdose to the mayor, he drew it revolv
er and tired a shot. The bullet pene
trated Mr. (laynor's throat. He suf
fered from this injury for many
weeks but finally recovered to a suf
ficient degree to enable him to re
| sumo his duties and was apparent
ly none the worse for his experience
until recently when the wound be
gan to trouble him again. For thla
crime Gallagher was sentenced to 12
years imprisonment. After a little
more than a year In prison he was
transferred to the New Jersey State
hospital for the Ins.me, at Trenton
and died there last February.
WILL FAIR TRIAL
Spartanburg Negro Who Whs Nearly
Lynched Will Be Tried This Week.
Spartanburg, Sept. H?The special
term of court called by Governor Cole
L. Bleaso for the trial of Will Fair,
the negro accused of assaulting a
white woman of near White Stone,
will convene Monday morning, with
Judge George W. (Jage, of Chester,
presiding. Fair has no lawyer, and
councel will have to be appointed by
the court. As the defendant has
a right to three days delay from the
time of his aralgnmont Fair hardly
will be placed on trial before Thurs
day. Sensational developments are
expected In the case .
It will be remembered that a mob
stormed the county jail in tin effort to
lynch Fair on the night after his ar
rest, but were held at bay by Sheriff
W. J. White after they had blown
down the outer gate with dynamite.
Solicitor Albert B. HIM is confront
ed with a heavy calender and wel
comes the special term of court as an
opportunity to relieve the congestion
of the docket. Next to the case of
Will Fair ^public interest centers on
Will Hughes, charged with the mur
der of a mill worker at Tucapau. Ixju
Hue, a negro woman, is accused of be
ing an accessory before and after the
Mother of Eighteen Children,
"I am the mother of eighteen chil
dren and have the praise of doing
more work than any young woman in
my town." writes Mrs. C. J. Martin,
Boone Mill, Va. "I suffered for five
years with stomach trouble and could
not eat as much as a biscuit without
suffering. 1 have taken three bottles
of Ch tmberlain's Tablets and am now
a well woman and weigh 1GS pounds.
I can eat anything l want to, and as
much as I want and feel better than
1 have at any time in ten years. I re
fer to any otie in Boone Mill or vicinity
and they will vouch for what I say."
Chamberlain's Tablets are for sale by
We offer a large six quart Nickle
Plated Kettle for only $1.25, light, to
handle, easy to clean, and they bust
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
"Count Bismark" of Gray Court.
Courtesy The Harvester World.
.1. X. LEAK IN THE PUBLIC EYE.
(From The Harvester World, Chicago, 111.)
The accompanying illustration shows the Implement emporium of .'. N. Leak
Gray Court, S. ('. Mr. Leak, the gentleman with the cane, who resembles
Count Bismarck, is in the foreground of the picture as he Is In the foreground
of everything else connected with Gray Court. He is a live stock dealer as
well as a live Implement dealer, and sells vehicles and harness. He is pre
pared to sell at a moment's notice anything from'a halter strap or a Shetland
pony to a gasoline engine, an I H C motor truck, or a 10-60-horse power
Mogul. He can thus outfit a man either to lead bis horse to water, or pump
the water for him to drink, or to have no horse at all and run his errands
in a light, speedy and powerful motor track,, or plow his fields or cut his
grain with kerosene. The time that Mr. Leak has left on his hands he spends
in being mayor.
Mayor Ix;ak caters especially to the staple, conservative trade, as shown
by the Osbornc binder delivery in the picture. Men always have wanted
harvesting machines ever since Cyrus H. McCormick showed them the first
reaper, and they always will want them until people can make bread without
straw. Such dealers as Mayor Leak capitalize this want.?K. Fulton, Gen.
Agt., Columbia, S. C.
The County Home.
in commemoration of tlu> fact that
Hie two townships of Laurens county
that wore asked to secede and join in
forming Enoree county declined to do
so, stud as a memorial of our pleasure
at their purpose in keeping their place
in the old county, we suggest that the
county commissioners he authorized
to spend oun a year for live years
in building a real county Home. Wo
recently saw it stated that the main
road between Laurens and Clinton
which passes by the county "poor
house" is the best piece of road be
tween Columbia and Greenville and
is much frequented by automobiles.
We think a half dozen nice brick struc
tures on the county farm should take
the place of the present ram-shackles
called houses and would be a noble
advertisement for the county and a
great comfort to the poor people affect
ed. A bill put through the next legis
lature authorizing the assessment of
a third of a mill per annum on the
property of the county for live years
would supply a line building fund.
Fellow-Citizens, we have no greater
interest in this matter than every one
of you. Your honor and our own are
at stake. We do a great deal of preach
ing about considering the poor, but
when we pass the County Home for
our poor we always say to ourselves,
what would the Lord Jesus think of
this affair, if he were to come this
way? It is true that comfortable
homes for our poor would be sure to
make the very poor willing to live in
them and that would increase the num
ber of our wards. Hut it would also
increase the blessing of the Almighty
on Laurens county and on the tax
paying people of the cities of Laurens
and Clinton. Fellow-citizens, let us
hang our heads in shame for just a
little minute and offer a silent prayer
to the 1-iord to have mercy on the poor
of Laurens county, for we certainly
are not doing it.?Our Monthly.
FOR FALL SOWING
BUY AT THE
We have a tine quality of Crimson
Clover, Seed Rye, Seed Barley, Hairy
Vetch Seed, home raised Seed Hat?,
Texas Hed Bust Proof Seed Hats. Now
is the time to now.
When it conies to Flour vve carry the
biggest stock in the city, the best
grades and quality. You riant it good
and at the Ion est price?come to the
The cotton season Is now on?what
about Bagging and Ties. We have
new Arrow Cotton Ties and 21b, 21-2
lb and 3 lb re-rolled pieced Hugging,
also five pattern lots of good heaTy
Factory Bagging with good Ties.
Rice Meal a coming to fatten your
Good Roasted Coffee, 5 lbs for$1.00.
Good green Coffee, G lbs for $1.00.
Laurens, S. C.
Augusta Fish Co.,
Wholesale Fish and Oysters..
Your order shall receive our
prompt attention. A trial order,
large or small, is all we ask.
N. B. Dial A. C. Todd
DIAL & TODD
Attorneys at Law
Enterprise Bank Building, Laurena, S. C.
PRACTICE IN ALL COURTS
Money to loan on Real Estate?Long
The South's Greatest Combined Exhibition of New
Fall and Winter Merchandise by
The public of Laurens and vicinity is respectfully invited to attend this "GREAT STYLE SHOW." Each of the
undersigned merchants will have displayed a complete representation of their mammoth New Fall and Winter
Stocks, featuring all the Seasons' Latest Creations in Foreign and American Styles and Materials,Productions of
the World's Leading Designers and Manufacturers.
Make Your Plans to Witness this Grand Expositon of New Fall and Winter Styles in
Millinery, Ladies' and Childrens' Ready-to-wear, Dry Goods, Notions and Art Goods.
FLOYD L. LILES COMPANY
Ready-to-wear and Millinery.
A. J. DILLARD & SON
Dry Goods and Notions.
STANDARD CLOAK COMPANY
Exclusive Ladies' Ready-to-wear Store.
HARRIS GRIMES COMPANY
Dry Goods and Ready-to-wear.
Outfitters for Men, Women and Children.
THE AUG. W. SMITH COMPANY
Millinery, Ready-to-wear and Dry Goods.
THE QUALITY SHOP
Millinery and Art Goods.
SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA