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VOLUMBE XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1914' NUMBE 50
Spoke Before Mill Voters
At Brandon Mills
ALL THREE GIVEN
Congressman Johnson Tells Cotton
Mill Voters That They Haven't Ite.
calved What They Have Been Prom.
ised by other Potliticlans. San Nich.
, ls Tells What lie will do. Duncan
(Greenville News, gunday.)
Thk inclement weather failed to
damlpen the%.&pirits of the 400 people
who yesterday afternoon 1 istened to
the three congressional candidates as
$hey outlined their platforms in a lit
tle grove at Whitmire, the stop on the
oar line just this side of the Brandon
mills, for loud cheering greeted the
efforts of all three speakers and each
acquitted himself with more than
passing praise if the conditions under
which they spoke is to be considered.
The incumbent, 'Congressman J. T.
Johnson, opened the argument by out
lining his record in congress. Mr.
Johnson showed the part he had play
ed in the currency reform movement,
and stated that but for him congress
might have adjourned without passing
the currency reform bill. He stated
that the ideas as outlined by himself,
were given out' by .President Wilson
tad publilahtd lit a Waohitng(,on por,
May 81, 1913.
Mrs Johnson stated that he did not
ueck newspaper notoriety. "I do -not
advertise," he stated. "If advertised
half as 'much as I work, the newspa
pers would be full of my doings every.
day," he declared.
Mr. Johnson showed how he studied
the cotton situation during the past
year or so and when money was need
ed, hi declared that Secretary Mc-Adoo
called him Into conference. lie showed
how he was one of the very few :men
that was aslid to appear before .ic
Adoo and that his ideas as given to !'
Se retary of the Treasury were c:.
ried out, with the result that many
millions of dollars were loaned to the
banks of the south and a panic was
Mr. Johnson said that he felt pride
in the fact that he was called upon to
ndvise Mr. McAdoo. he declared it was
a credit to the Fourth District more
than to himself for it showed that this
district was discriminating in . its
choice of representatives. lie stated
that for 20 years he had prepared for
just the emergency that arose and that
he was proud he was called lit at that
Mr. .ohnson read a letter from
President Wilson, in which thOe highest
praise was accorded to the speaker
by President Wilson. The letter was
in re)ly to a communication that had
'been mailed to Mr. Johnson' fro-m a
constitutent in this district and waus
sent out from some northern city.
It asked the constitutont to write the
congressman and ask hinm to use hIs
influence to adjourn congress, it
wVouhld also have the constituent to
write to other big men in \Vashington
with tho end in view that congress be
adjourned as soon as possible. As duL
lined by Mr. Johnson, there was a
certain click of crooked business mnin
who wantedl congress to adjourn be
fore legislation was carriedl out andl
whech was a part ot the pledges of
the Decmocratic party. Mr. Johnson
maiiedi the whole communication to
President WVilson and received the
highest praise from the chief execu
tive for uncover'ing a lplot to circum
vent the piarty.
"Weo want to put some wvholesome
laws on the books," said Mr. Jlohn
son, "hefore we adjourn."
Hero Mr. Jlohnson read the, letter
from President Wilson and this will
be0 foundl on the front page of thme
-News in today's issue.
"A congressman should represent
the highest ideals of his community,"
said Mr. Johnson, "and I have tr'ied
to do this. Your congressman is a
friend of the President of the United
States and of the other leaders of
this government. I have not heard
anything said against meo in the dis
trict yet, and they can~t say anything
'against me that will hurt me and
toll the truth. I can look any man
in the face for -my record is clean.
I may make mistakes. I am anot in
"ALL ABOARD FOIL CHAWSTON."
C. & W. C. will Operate Cheap Excur
sion on July 14. to the City by the
For only $3.00 round trip .you can
enjoy the various and sundry sights of
Charleston on next Tuesday and Wed
nesday July 14 and 15. On the 14th
the Charleston and Western Carolina
railroad will operate an "excusslon"
to Charleston by the way' of Augusta,
from Spartanburg. Lauiens, Green
wood and points along the way. The
excursion train will leave Slartan
burg Monday morning at 6.30 A. M.
and will pass Laurens at 8:10. The
train will return Wednesday, July
16th, leaving Charleston at 9.00 o'clock
The following is the schedule of
Spartanburg, 6.30; Roebuck, 6.17;
Moore, 6.56; Switzer, 7.06; Woodruff,
7.19; Enoree, 7.35; Lanford, 7.40; Ora,
7.47; Laurens 8.10; Waterloo, 8.40;
Coronaco, 8.56; Greenwood, 9.15; ar
rive Charleston about 5.00 p. m.
fallible but I am honest. No man
can point to anything in my life that
is not clean and straight and honor
able. When I lay down the com
mission that you have honored me
with, my record will be as clean as
when you first gave it to me."
The speaker talked for several
minutes with regard to appointments
to civil service offices, showing that
one must stand the examination and
get one's name upon the lists before
he can be of any aid. "I am in a
position to help you when you get
your name on the lists," said Mr.
Jghnsont. "I have never promised a
man an Ofne yet, to get his vote, and
I never intend to. I am the friend
of every man. I love every man. I
help a man, not because he Is a
farmer or because he is a cotton mill
man, but because he is my fellow
man. I wish those who do not un
derstand, could know how a man
acts who is actuated by the love of
his fellow man. They say that I am
on no important committees, why I
am the mian who makes up the lists of
the departmkeont at Washington, all the
salatrie ar made up by -me, a bill
carrying $?7,000,000 was written by
ine. The man who makes all the ap
pointients, the apipointmnent clerk,
secured lis position through lmy ef
forts, .Jamcs X. Harper, of Green
ville. Why, there was a lawyer from
Montana who was trying for the
position and two senators and nin
congressmon went to get the uLosi
tion for him. I neverl asked inyone
to assist me; but I landed the Job for
Mr. Harper, so of couirse .have son
infilence with him."
Great applause Owwa givn th
speaker at this juncture.
Congressman Jlohnson (told of se
curing a position for a Winthrop
college girl, who had secured a
"kitchen" scholarshilp and which
means that she had to work her way
"I helped her to get a $900 dollar
job," he said "andi I ami wilingm to
help any man or woiman who niieedi
lie told of helping a nummmber ot
pecople, somie of whom were knoi' wn
to the eromwd present and~ linilsied hla
remarks by *~yy: . .
"'If yo.i eotton n Ill pecople~ had' r"
ceived ever'ything t1 at has bi n pr'oi
ised you, by thle be!liicans, youi nouldi :
lIve in marble palaces."
Hie reei'ved loud and Continued
a pplause at. thle conChtstn of hiIs re
Sam .1. NichollIs, of Spartanur g.
followed Mr. .Johnson and lhe seemeid
to he the favorite of tihe meeting for
he received loud apiplause whenm he
mounitedi the platfom and freiuent
cries of "'Nicholls! Nicholls!"
Mr. Nicholls started off with
fierce "roasts" of thme newvspapers
and stated that they all were out of
harmoniy with thlings, espeCially po0
litical. Hie accused the newvspaper's
of rey'lling Gov. Illease wheni even if
illease Wvasall they said lie was, the
fact ought not, to' have been adlver
tlsed to the. pubile out side tihe State.
lie attacked the now primary laws
andl showed -how tihe new law wvas
aimed at the cotton mill men beause
one has to live in the cotinty six
months prior to .voting andl ie stated
that cotton mill men move about
more than any other people on earth,
hence many would be deprived of theIr
vote by the new rules.
lie attacked the mill ,priOidenlts of
P'nartaunhnrg. saying that ha AM not
MET LAST MONDAY
Assessments Decided Uiton for County
The county executive committee met
in the court house Monday morning in
accordance with the rules of the party.
County Chairman Irby being absent,
Geo. A. Browning, Jr.. of Goldville, was
made temporary chairman. About If
teen committeemen were present.
The matter of candidates' assess
ments was the first business taken up.
It was decided that candidates for four
year term offices shouldl he assessed
twice a much as candidates for two
year term offices and that the mini
mum assessment would be five dollars.
Under this resolution, two year term
candidates will be assessed five dol
lars and four year term candidates ten
R. E. Babb, Esq., and W. T. Crews
were appointed a committee to make
arrangements for the senatorial and
state campaign meetings which are to
be held on July 22nd and August 13th
respectively. If arrangements can be
made as in the past, the meetings will
be held at Holmes spring.
The secretary of the commitee, W.
T. Crews, was authorized to arrange
the county campaign itinerary approx
imately the samne as it was two years
ago. The following is the itinerary as
arranged by Mr. Crews:
Laurens, Monday, August 10.
Laurens Mills, Monday night, Au
Langston, Tuesday, August 11.
Sardis, Wednesday, August 12.
Clinton Mills. Wednesday night, Au
Thursday, August 13. state campaign
Clinton, Friday, August 14.
Lydia Mills, Friday night, August 14.
Hopewell, Saturday, August 15.
.Goldville, Saturday night, August 15.
Cross Hill, Afonday, August 17.
Ekom, Tuesday, August 18.
Tumbling Shoals, Wednesday, Au
Dials, Thursdny, August 20.
Youngs. Friday, August 21.
Watts .lills, Friday night, August 21
)IVlI)ENI)S PAIll) OT.
July First the Tile for Hlanditng Out
to Stockholders a little on the Side.
A good pile of coin Was tiurme loo
in iurens on July 1rt.. this beingh.
time for thle semli-annual1,1 paymlent -A'
dilvidends by thie balks. cotto mi .
and other riioiins. Tho e l",. Il -
Ing is a iKl of the Laurens con't'rna.
tha. hlanded otl ( heicks t t lit tock
l n11l': vottol mi!, 2 per cenit m.
P', u a'in & icngte nihk, S
tr ent im h .0('( -$5,000.
Iinterprit M k 1, 1 -r art on $10'',
Ihainoi: ani . 4 : it 4n f .
1 17, tio- $1,9;
heeni eiinatedl with i in:ther ra
anl at tornecy, has neted~ li a. 1osition
wvI im the law~v I firm otflilsborn. , U I:e
and Rtobertson in 1 hrlrb :0r i'
lasd t week for his new home Mlr "It'
(Iowan will he engaged p.,,' .omy iin
thIe legal (deparitment of the ' 11mon
and Northiern Haillay 0'. It. grad
ua ted In lauw at t he .ni r.a tyv or
South Carolina, an itti- no : io m,e ot
oxcepi~onmally linie tl -nts
WooJEdmen~t lenic in Youing'; l'nzshly.
T[hero will he a picn Ic -gven, by thme
Woodmuen of the World :'t FrienIdsipj
church In Youngs l owmnshipr on thne first
Saturday in August--Army tai Iat. The~i
comiItee inm elbarige ia nowv a 'raniging
to have several prominenit sonakers to
addriess the audlienc'e ont the da." of then
picnic The public is cordially inv it
ced to come and refinested to bring
8. J. NIchels to 8hpea&k.
S. J. Nicholls, candidate for' con
gross, will spea5k at hickory Tavern
Saturday night, beginning at 8:00
Bennettsville, July 1.-John G.
Clinkscales was given an ovation hero
today by the 1,200 Marlboro county
people who .heard the candidates for
State offices. Many ladles were in
the audience. Perfect order prevailed
and each candidate was given good
attention and applause. It was a
Clinkscales crosvd, and the ovation
given hini was the feature of the
meeting. It was also very plain that
the audience was overwlhelmingly an
ti-Ulease in sentiment.
A. G. Brice, for Attorney General,
said the record of his opponent. At
torney General Peoples, was one of
"iasterly -inactivity." lle also declar
ed that lie never had voted for Cole L.
Ulease and was not a supporter of
the present state administration.
The sentiment here appears to be
strong for compulsory education. Tie
crowd waited patiently for several
hours and practically all were present
when Mr. Clinkscales. the last speak
er, made his address favoring compil
Law enforcement and curtailment of
the pardoning power were applaudod
by the people when they were voiced
by H. A. Cooper, M. L. Smith and It.
1. Manning. Charles A. Smith also re
ceived applause on his condemnat!on
of lawlessness. The candidates speak
tomorrow at Chesterfield.
Under the spreading branches of
oaks on the court house lawn the
candidates for state offices addressed
tho Marlboro county people here to
day. County Chairman D. D. McColl
presied. and the Rev. Peter Stokes
offered prayer. Mir. MeOoll welcomed
the candidates to Marlboro county'
Attorney General Thos. H. Pceples,
for re-election, told how lie had con
ducted his oflice e conomically and
asked for re-election on his recor'l.
A. 0. Brice, candidate for Attorney
General, congratulated Marthor'o conn
ty on its richness and resoarec:. "11
record is one of masterly inactivity."
,aid Mr. Birice, referring to Altornev
G0eneral Peoples. lie said a man's per
sonal record had soiething to do with
hi offlee and if a man went down to
charleston and attended the races,
whee' boolkmaking and gambling was
.oing on his. hands were tied to some
extent. He slted that lIe was not. a
upoirtr' of the preset state adillin
't ritionI aa hd nievr ~voted for Gov
Clrnor lileaen 1. I :d the record of
conio t l:s h ong t1 te. solicitors
a'l I not to ( ( Nirl) Preplcs; that as
':. r as ha knew Mr'. l'eeps had not
app)-ard in court in a sigl!e ono of
James . nu:i b a i
readinr a o y t tlm n.Said
b ,. 1. Jinnins in his speech at
in 0, inI .hnih 1r. Jeiiuings
rLked thos!;e n.ionshe i lthe (.' Ik
on De. Elealora . Satilers and Dr.
Mr. ]mmersett said he was not a
tun andi Irmed .lay1 1. ningt ' re
I *: by the~ 11 #F iijaper 01 ti at r.
.1h uingis, ecanidai~ie 1f41 l'ited States
otL is ay to a iittack me for' not
we'lltlio'e4 the re'ord~ .shows; that, I
waS ..i ; nsemha te bioar of1 reU
gentsa Ii.in ta ' ha'nliws ig.ioi'ntw
noth141,ii1 iii iac- is li the f av
I:. o ie' riend and apimnte aotn
Ili 44d 1( 4)n 1 ilsio ndel i d notase \nd iup
onl ti n'I alei'onh or 1wa ignorant.N
"Ti~iih4conchasio is'e lire stible,
Iembarrallcstyrace iis de to th nle act
tha it'4 amn thn friendo anamie on
the)3 cii.arld istiGovinor (ilaseand is a
w14i't . p1rverion i f i'theirord. No
huumn~C .ein hicas foi' lie-lwhocn
tellinglof cowstrhe oanyc a thie s
:e: reflicon o the god'nme ofan
Ad'mitamet General A . W.ooi'es(
MI. C. Willis. his opponent, caine next,
C. ID. F~ortner, F. WV. Shealey, J. HI.
Wharton, Vt. I. Withiesrpoon and G.
W. Fairey presented their' claims for
;(Continued on Page Ten.)
0OU'' OF COM3MON PLEAS.
Will Convene for the Summer Term on
July 13. List of Jurors.
Next week will be court week in
Laurens. The regular summer term
of the court of common pleas will con
vene next Monday morning with Judge
Gary presiding. The list of jitrors for
that week is as follows:
Laurens-T. 1M. Babb, J. M. lunter,
Douglas Barnett, A. F. Martin, W. A.
Dials-'. M. Kellett, J. B. Childress,
Paul Babb, .1. E. Whaim, S. M. Ball,
Rapley W. Willis, W. P. Owens. 11. It.
Youngs-A. .1. Owens, L. M. liggins,
II. II. Barnett, J.. P. Goodwin.
S'cuffletown-L. S. McChray.
Jacks-B. F. Copeland.
'luntcr-A. 13. Henry, B. R. Fuller,
F". M. Sligh, C. W. Stone.
Cross Hll1-T. M. linson, 1,. 1'. Pin
Waterloo-T. M. Shaw, W. H. Wil
Hams, N. E. Cooper, C. C. Caldwell.
Sullivan-A. II. Pitts, A. J. Davis, .1.
E,. Roper, W. If. Ballentine, T. T. Wood,
J. M. Sumerel, J. 11. Wasson.
Heaivy Hall Storm.
Monday night much damage was
done to the crops over a part of Lau
rens county with a heavy hail storm.
Messrs. U3. B. Bolt and W. S. Reid from
near Woodrow Wilson school report a
heavy hall in their section and brought
some exceedingly good proof In the
way of cotton and corn stalks that had
been literally torn to pieces by the
There was also great damage done
around 'Madden station. Mrs. Wofford
was in the city Tuesday and stated
that the cotton and corn in that see
tioUn.had been badly beaten. The hal!
seemed to have reached the outskirts
of the city but was very light here.
Mr. J. J. Dendy reports heavy damage
to his crop. Mir. Elimore liranitett also
states that his crol, was ailmost ruined.
,he:iy's Sale ..1 onda y
Very littC property Changed hanids
\hirnay. Wh110i wais salesday. Thret
milall 'ia ts of Ilid, sold tildrer tax
execitions, repreIs:e;fnted th total sales
of the day. A sia:! lot on W.asinv
ton strle((t this city, belonging to Geo.
Ptieleit, was bid in by N. B. DIal for
$1q. Another nsall lot on "Rich 1lill"
heloilng.s to G. P. 1[Iunter, was bougid
by .1. P. T'olliert. for $75. Ninety five
acres belo nei ,g ,to the Johii Crawford
estate, in the lower part of the couiinty,
w;as botghit b% T. S. Crawford fet
Capt. W.11lhtee Pronmoted.
('apt. 'A. A. Wallace, a native of L:i
1ns has roe"nitly ht ein promoted troim
gulsIa. tt. oie has b e wit
t his iroad : loinh' r of years and 16b,
vllicientl service. br-ought, for hlim thi";
d:0ev proilotinii. ('apt. Wall.ge'
was in the city ye'sterday mak1iig Ih1ail
arraingerniitii oI tlt! big ex irsion io
Chlzeston on the I-ithI.
I~or('e n andidrates fr t wo iirbh'o
Iart inabingy hir irst cllinottnlimo \\'
Ii''O t o w nl-'ii thle of(h e (l .\dveriser.
Mir. (aitlrg |It)iin:: 'lilts is bonit i
il te irm for('( .ln an ia cy lof L ie
Iownshis andos (aets.. T.r Todd mi.i
Paron:lt Ia. r the11 riae anr ecollntv cst..
Io ssn vegr.~''
'I' oe 1I(t'e( Wiheigty fnelt
.r. .ad Presone Smto n the yclub
last Idatoyeseavin aom 12 om Wa-n I
ter'b laoe iipallod the cty buieep
Is\l.cmtsatednlai whif heuren twn shp
(o 'l t ofii otton ll awe ir at secteloo.
lIre tisl mot apablt~e ugmill.n
wol(n out makOf.er lan excelent' o
eon aseigher.l os~ pI hscar
les habegisrerted on the .Juiay club
saar umi whi 'isrn I urbot wholi
hs ben tioednl or' aureal dayshi
hdas rturnedal tosipn his offchairr~e.
FROM IE COUTY
News Lefters From Mani
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
11appenings of Interest to Many Peo.
ple W.1 over the ('ounty and to Lhose
who have Left. the Fiumily Iieartl.
stone and gone to other States.
Cross Hill, July 6.-All business is
suspiended today and the neople are ob
serving this as a holiday instead ot
Saturday, the 4th. Some are oft on
pleasure trips, other mae using tho
day for rest.
'The only sport we have heard of on
the Glorious Fourth wasi an interest
ing fox chase over on Saluda river
early Saturday morning. Alessrs.
Wharton, 11111, Daveipe't, Watts, and
a number of others, with a good pack
of thirty dogs, enjoyed two thrilling
races. One was a good running grey.
whose trail was struck fresh and
warm just after the turn of the night.
Just as the eager h1oun(s 'were ready
to take in their victim they were call
ed off by the hunters who wished to
save him for another time. The other
was a cunning red wicb had been pre
pared for the occasion and was turned
loose early in the morning. Twrty
five ninut. of beantiful runninr ind
Mr. Red was in the clutches of his
howling pursier-s These races were
enrjoyed by quite a iuimber of sports
Three inot automnobilei have iten
purchased hefre it the last few days,
all Fords. ir. T. M. Pinon exchangd
his old for a new <)ne, and :1esers J,
M,. Leaman and Jamiren (olemnan pir
chased one ech. O)iern have a grow
ing inclinatiun towardn such a :em
venlience which rea - 1en-1l 1 inl il) il.
Vest me t.
. Mary Fi dlfe-y aie (thileirea ot
.Ine-semnc :a.. ie bete-i fuo two weeks'
visit to . ' - H ei!ey' tothe Is.
.\ers Annet:0 e'a h Mid little sOn of.
.Iacksonvilie. arc e n spiendig -'om
tine W11f.h1 parnto, Ni-. and Ml.s. 1'. A
N Cis. ('. ). Nate, wlo) ha beN- inilt
Ch.irt~te for tre tnt. ii' :e :na d
leoiill? last wee mitch i'nlro\ -. It in
lil.nalent. lnforlilation to ler n':ny
friened; that. shee is 2t111 i mrmin0 :1i1d
wIll roon ewllaan
I few (lays' \!'it to ill lli h'. I '!. I is0
lit'ri:l'o , of ('of1(1d a.
.\ :. IM larvila Antier1eioD '1 - 2 nu
ialk was here Naturday miingsin .lta
.l-s. Joe Sim i on's., of lire1 > is
viiting \i. J. W. Simmons' a .
Ite aTnO-hee tlOnoon a c-to 1. , r
,,f yo ug iemen ti-N here fori a tri to
1 liederson.vie, ('hick prin and
terl lc lacInees of note. Ine the nui ber
\crc e t.\essln- Isnther Walk'irem, lid
I Iippj, Chln:es iiw~on, WAelldon Irea
Iinan, and liiinv I lloye. Th'e' arv v
elinug ilne a far and expeet-. to .e ir
C.0 C igne (today*.
:i-t weeI was. iorroin)-'Il ne'ws i his
,. on o the coluty. Onely a '
1 dli [hnefou mounth en;oeti o i
wif had I diedli. WV1 itin a f.2u in h
terus. :.r' lefi tatl ee:, a d ne' -r
1(ss. ?i\lc -ympaenthey goes eec fot
thle h5'evved (hildren-i. Mr. 8meith ~ wve.
a.~1 C ::ieua:n:miinig man1 , a good i-iti
z(1nP alii membeuler of the IPtei 1t
hehi. 1Ile was 51 yeair" oft i;. J'r
fa ther'~ lye' will lbe 1' e t IVa. -:
thle houme andh a vrn- a no wI i
ehilohi, Jul1y i; We ae giw-l
chironmile o ne,)h - we, in le th he
the whalhe. TI :-: e la e