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VOLUME3 XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1914. NUMBER 51
VOT[D St[N TIM[S
Record of Governor Blease
On Negro Question
Blease Leaders Claimned a Majority
of Crowd at Campaign Meeting
while Administration Opponents
Claimed that 3ReetIng was A nti
Greenwood, July 11.-That Gover
nor Blcase voted once for and seven
times against General Wade Hamnp
ton when the great Confederate was
in the race for the United States Sen
ate before the legislature of oeuth
Carolina, was the new charge injected
into the campaign here today by May
or L. D. Jennings, of Sumter, in a
strenuous and bitter attack on the
record of the chief executive.
W. P. Pollock, of Cheraw, again was
unreserved in his various characteri
zations of the governor, and his at
tack on the chief executive's record
was one of the hottest of the cam
paign. At times he was interrupted
by members of the audience, but at
all times lie silenced their questions
and cries by blistering sarcasm and
appropriate repartee. The speeches
of both the post candidates, the main
portion' of which were devoted to Gov
rnor Blease, were among the best
they have delivered during the cam
paign. Many thought that of Mr. Jen
nings was his greatest effort.
Senator. Smith delivered a speech
on the cotton iproblem, and defended
the record he has made in the United
States Senate. Governor Blease was
bitterer today than lie has been for
some time, the larger part of his
specech being devoted to an attack on
'The crowd today was perhaps the
largest of any of the meetings of the
campaign. It, Is estimated that there
were between 2.500 and 3,000 persons
present. rhe assemblage was noisy
at times, but extremely good-natured.
There was no attempt at rowdyisn,
but if there had been it would im
mediately have been quelled, for
County Chairman Blake had sworn in
50 special deputies and they were dis
tributed throughout the crowd. The
cotton mills of Greenwood were clos
ed down, and a large number of he
mill operatives were there. Those
who circulated through the crowd say
that the sentiment was about 60 per
centum for Governor Blase and the
other half for his opponents. The
Blease element claimed the crowd,
while the other side say that It was
theirs by 65 per centum.
T rhe meeting was called to order to
day in a grove in the rear of the
county court honse by R. P. Blake,
county chairman, after prayer by
Rev. James D. Kinard. Mr. Blake
praisedl the high type of citizenship
of the people of Greenwvood county,
and lhe suggested that it would he an
insult to the intelligence of the audi
ence to request the to give the
speakers a respectful hearing.
Senator Smuith had receivedl a tele
gram from Lauurens county, where a
dlistrict hand been stricken by a hall
storm and the crops are ruined, Hie
was requestedi to go to Laurens andI
view them. Hie wvas the second
speaker and Mr. Pollock was to lead
off. The twvo speakers agreed to ex
change places. After Senator Smith
had gotten well into his speech Gov
ernor Blhease came on the st~and and
ob,, cted to the arrangement, saying
that it was a "trick." Hie demanded
to fole'v the senator and the other
candidates agreed to tihe new arrange
fl'he business of Scopas, Hfondlros
& Company has becen purchased by
Charlie and .Jimmy Hiondros and here
after wvill he run under the firm name
of Ilondros Bros. Thley will continue
'to handle candies andI fruits andI do
a wholesale business in bananas.
-J'immy .londros, the new member in
the firm, has just returned from
Grece where he has been fighting in
the Greek armny. -He has had a very
short but exciting career as a soldier,
having been wounded several times,
nce or. twice seriously.
AFT[R FOUL D[[D
Negro Woman Lynched for
ELLOREE SCENE OF
Negro Woman 31urders Twelve Year
old Uirl out of Itevenge for Fancled
Grievance. Admits Glullt and 3Iob
Strings her to Tree.
Elloree, .July 12.-One of the most
brutal 'crimes ever perpetrated in
Orangebu rg county, con mmitted niid
way between here and Vance late yes
terday afternoon in a dense bay near
the Two Chop public road. was brought
to light this morning when the body
of little Miss Essie Bell, 12 year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mlrs. Daniel Bell,
was discovered after an all night
seach, foully murdered and carefully
covered by the confessed murderess,
Rosa Richardson, a negro woman,
about :15 years of age. A grini and
horrifying spectacle it witnessed today
in that community. The body of lit
tle Essie with her head beaten into
a pull) by a lightwood knot lies pre
pared for burial in the quiet home of
Daniel Bell, while 200 yards away near
the scene of the crime swinging to
a tree the body of her murderess,
Rosa Richardson, riddled with bul
Guilt 'was established, the murderess
confessed and a volley fired. In a short
time. Thirty negroes who gathered
near the scene of the crime would
have fired the volley if permitted, and
went to console the grief-stricken fam
ily. While the crime has cast a pall
all over the community and hundreds
of people have gone to the scene, there
was no race feeling whatever evident.
The murdered girl yesterday after
noon went to graze the family cow
in a field on the public road a short
distance from the home, which was
hidden from view by a dense field of
corn. .Just in front of this field on
the opposite side of the road is the
home of Rosa Richardson, the negro
murderess "Daniel Bell was reading
his newspaper and the mother, 'Mrs.
Hell, was leaving with one of her sons
to board the afternoon train at Vance
for Charleston. Mr. Bell was absorbed
in reading and persumed that little
Essie had gone to the station with her
mother and would return with her
brother. When the young man re
turned home with his sister, %Ir.
Bell inquired for Essie and the young
man told his father that she had gone
to graze the cow when he saw her
last. Mr. Bell immediately gave the
alarm and searching parties were
formed. The whole community was
Rosa Richardson was suspected of
luring the girl in the woods for crimi
nal purposes and she with her' sisteri
were held dluring the night 1)y somei
of the seaching party. Sh,e told sev
eral dilsconnectedl stories whIch inadi
cated ther guilt.
-A message reached Ellorce (luring
the night that the girl was missing
and the penitentiary bloodhoundls wer"
wiredl for but it was later learned
that they weore out of the city. The
suspects were rushed to the Elloree
guard house. The local telephone
being out of commission, connection
wa established at St Matthews.
Sheriff galley was notifled at Colum
bia and wans asked to have hounds
mnake a cross country trip, but before
either reached here the body was is
covoredl and a dash was made for the
town guard house. Rural Pollee, thle
magistrate, the intendent and several
citizens of Elloree who did all theyI
could to prote'et the pirisonier were
choked and thrown to (he ground by
the crowd and held at bay bysixshoot
The victimi was placed in a waiting
automobile andl rushed to the scene
of' the crime. . The wvoman was ex
amined. .Blood was on her clothing,
and other evidences of guilt wvas on
tablished. She confessed to the crime
without giving any reason for having
comitited it. The p)osse had tracked
the little girl and the woman into the
bay, both tracks fitting tho shoes,
and the woman was tracked to her
home returning after committing the
There is no reason assigned for the
deed exepnt that the woman was n
STOCK SHOW ASSURED
FOR CROSS HILL
Citizens Hold Meeting Thursday and
Minke Defiidte 1lans. Tro ie Held iIn
Cross 11111, July 9th-A meeting of
citizens wias .eld this morning in the
interest of the proposed fair and steek
show for Cross 11111 townsihip. Mr. T.
M. Pinson was called to the chair and
Mr. S. D. Austin acted as secretary.
A committee's report with reconmeni
dation onl timlie an(] place was placed
before the meeting which was adopted.
The tiie suggested is the last Tues
day in September, on the school house
grotnds, the place. W. T. Austin was
elected president and I'. B. Rasor see
retary and treasurer. Committees
were appointed for the different de
partnents and the work of getting up
the fair will begin in earniest. In the
farm and garden department we want
to see all-kinds of grain, hay, cotton
and vegetables; also all home-made
labor saving devices from a weielbar
row to a wash-board. In the exhibit
of horses and mules we want to see
home-raised Stock fron a saddle horse
to a mule colt. A good ring will be
provided and riding and driving will
be a specialty. Some of this will be
open to the county.
IWe expect to have a fine poultry ex
hibit. Quite a nimber of out people
raise fine birds and this exhibit will
be fine. We expect to itave out some of
the best milk cows to be seon any
where. Our ladies wi, have their ex
hibit of !ancy work et.., in the' sehoo:
building. All the schools in the town
ship will have rn exhibit which will
be interesting. We will expect all per
sons appointed on committees to get
up th'eir exhibit, hiave it in place by
noon of the day appointed, have it,
judged and ribbons on by 1 o'clock.
The most of the afternoon will be ex
hibits of stock in the ring. We are
going to call on our neighbors of Wa
terloo and Mountville to come and act
as judges. We c'opect to offer some
good prizes. We ask every one to co
operate with us and belp to make it a
W. T. Austin.
ht Baltimore For (pe-ation.
Mr. Mitchell Owings. 1a wel.-hiown
citizen of this coutty, left last. Sun
day for Daltimore whet e he wet.I to
have an opetaion pet H! m)ed. lie
was aceonpanlrd by his bruother, -r.
Capt. Burns a Visitor.
Capt. L. E. 1iu1rns of "Red 1ron
Racket Fale" was a visitor here last
week with his brother, .1. V. Burns.
Capt. Burns thinks G recaiwood a good
town and lie said that he could notice
improvement every time he came.
The Merehanlts Specialty Company
Is the name of the new Liaurens firm
which has applied to the secretary for
a commnison. Tfhe corpora~iitor's are
Messrs. W. G. Lancaster, T. F. Riay.
L. G. Hlalle and WV. hi. I lolder. T[hey
expect to tmanuftactutre and sell a I arti
laumnp inatted by Md r. TP. F. Rlay.
bad character tad had mlefuiisedi to work
for Mir. liell ont whlose place site lived.
On seveal ccaii -n~s, it is alleged
that site grew dIissatisfied at n l sulea
aund the theory is advanaecd that. site
Ilured thle litte girIl it the woods oni
Sthe pre'text oif shocwinag taer somei(
thintg andu murider'ed her to ge.at re
venge. A tiegro mian was at firast
thmoughat to be the guiilt-y J:::rty but
it wast1 Ilt'rihownt that nto one elIse
land tany conn etion w ith the carie
ando that Rosa htichardsoatnt]a plottetd
andc exexcted the dcue'! tlame.
ShterifIf SnaIlIy oaf Oranagebturg, whot
was notitledl 9f the cimte too late,
tetac hetre this aft'erntooan and view
edl the t'emitnla 'The hotly of R~osac
Rtichardsont was e ut down an cad lurtied..
while thle iictirt oif the Itradiegy w~as
Iaid( to rest at Gherizimar I itisatht Churchid
int Ithe presencet(' of a lnarge c'o wd of'
ga'ief stickent friendas atal reinatives.
wasfl comitattedi Is compiihosedl of' stady,
la:w abidinlg c'ilzeats, wh o hav e aliways
hteld thtemselves aigainist imh violene'.
he ctrimte is thle scod~ac oane (01m
amittedi in tat communiaiity wvithin the
past seven or' eightt ntonthts. Mtrs. Sute
C. Cannon, whlo lived in the Millienni
section, several miles awany, currne neanr
losing her life somel months ago at te
haunds of a nega'o wornan, who has ntot
yet been apprehended.
IRBY IS PLEASED
Feels Confident of (etting in Second
Italce. Standing tile (Cainpnign Well.
Ion,. W. C. Irby, Jr., candidate for
governor, spent the week-end in the
city after attending the campaign
meeting at 'dgelield Satur(lay. Alr.
Irby appeared in the best of health
when seen Monday and stated that
the severt strain of the campaign had
In no way impaired his strength.
Mi. Irby was very optimistic as to
his success in (lhe race. lie said he
felt that he had already gone over the
most (Ilillicult part of tile state elld
that as he approadIed tile P':edmlilOnit
he wotild have easier sailing. As to
the progress he has al realy inarle,
Ml'. Irby states that lie has receIved
6hcou ragement wherever he has gone
and that many frienIds have been won
ovel to his side. "I aill conlikdent" he
said, "that I will be In the Second
M r. Irby has accepted an invitation
to speak at tile aninial W. 0. WN. pie
nie at Woodville, in the uptper part
of this couily, oil the 31st of the
MAKES LONG AUTO TItiP.
Mr. WIilani Solomon, the Jeweler,
Touches Twelve Counties in Jour
Mr. and Mirs. William Solomon an'i
family spent the Fourth of July an.I
the two days following in a long au
tomobile trip through the cointies In
the lower part of the state. In their
trip they passed through Newher.'y
Richland, Kershaw, Lee, Cheraw, DiI
lion, Marion, Darlington, Florence a'id
Chesterfield counties. Mr. Solomon
states that the roads were good nearly
everywhere bit the Laurens roads !' ud
'em all beat a mile. in practically
every town in which lie stopped ;e
found a native of this county located
and he says that they all looked pros
prous. The trip was taken in a Ford
touring car and was without any ac
Cidents to the Car.
r YW.CiTAIRT DEAD.
P'romlinlent. Citizen of Dfials Townishipl
Dies after Few Weeks Illness.
NIr. landy W. Curry, a well known
citizen of Dials towiship. died at his
home M onday 1110111in Aftl' an ill ne'ss
or several weeks du' -Ion and was
buried 'I'luesday milorling at 10 o'clock.
Rev. T. W. NItinnerlyn conducting tile
services. Mlr. Cuirry contracted fever
several weeks ago, but his condItion
had not been consldered dangerous
tintil just a few days before his dleath.
M'r. Culirry was thirty-four years of
age and inmlarried. IHe and his sister,
.Milss Olivia Curry, lived at the old
Curry holle place. lie Is silrvived by
four sisters, as follows: Mr's. S. IL.
Owings, MIrs. Will 1101)1), Ml's. Will Sat
terlield. Mlrs. 1.lla Robersion. and Miss
Olivia Curry, all of the Owings com
Mir. Cur lry wa'us a v'ery suibstanltial
citizAen, upr'igh t anad honorable In a I
of his dealings and1( gr'catly admired
for his many goodl (ualIt Ies. HeI had
been a member of tihe Methodi1st churl"b
slice boyhood. By hIs death, his coin
mit~iy suffers a great loss.
li.ALL GAMlE AT WATTS.
Next Saltirdamy At Watts 3MI11 Park.
For the second Iiti tis season the
Watts Mill ball1 teami will pllay tile
Betfalo Mill Teami. The game will lbe
played niex t SatIi udy at tile Watts
Mill Park andil will be called at 'I
o'c'lock. As will be remembe red the
Iir1st gamel severali weeks ago between
these5 two teams)1 was one ot the fast
('st seen1 on the local i amond1 (, the
finual score being 2 to I in favor of
Waits. Both teamis hiave bieen
stren'lgthlened sinc'e thle tir'st clash and
so1 the. game this S'aturd(1ay pri 'l)Ises
to1 beL even imor in it eresting. The ad
miss1i1on w Ill be 15 and : 25 ('elnis.
$i2.00O Pe(r A'cre.
laud imn, wals in the cilty sever'ia l days
oe wind oloachoic lie sod pop
erg i odo (111cpee(ft y whlih heile hlad julst. sold( foir a c'us
I omler of hiis. Th~e trmact of' Iandl con.
sistedl of 40 1-2 acr'es anid was a pail
of the 1U, I. Moore place niear Owings
andt belongedl to Mr. RL 1. Moore. TJ1
pr1opecrty hiad a house oii it aind was
Mr. R. C. 111l1 tor $125 per ace.
SMITH TO RIDE ON B
Ovation Planned for "Cott
Party Speaks In Laur
-if plals now on foot inature, and
there Is no doubt but that they will.
Stenator Smith will receive at IAIu
rens one of the most unique as well
as enhlilSastic receptiols yet held
since tile s'natorial party started out
several weeks ago. The friends and
supporters of .8enator Smith are able
to put their plans into effect because
there is in laturens probably the old
est bale of cotton In existence. This
bale of cotton, fifly-two years old,
will in all probability be placed in a
large farm wagon decorated especial
1'y ' for the ocasion and driven to the
speaking ground with Sen. Smiti rid
ing on top of it. The friends and ad
irers of Ile fairmer-seniator fromt 1111
over tlie county are expected to be
here in full force and join In tle pa
rade to the speaking place.
h'lis very old bale of cotton was
ginned in the year 1862, near Cross
Hill, by a Mr. Henry Thompson. It
was willed by him to his wife, who
In turn willed it to her grandson,
Robert Hall Fleming, son of Mr. Sam
TO AID HAIL 811
Governor Blease Asks For
Smith to Ask I
Fq urther reports from the hall strick
en districts of the county confirm
earlier reports of great danage done
to the growing crops Later advices
show that the damage wrought was
Iiore in tie lower portion of the coun
ty and between Clinton and Goldville,
than In the upper area near Barksdale
station. Sen. E. ). Smith, at the sug
gestion of Clinton citizens, visited the
Goldville area Saturday afterinoon.
After viewing the great havoc wrougit
he is said to have stated tIhat more
daiilamge was done than in any lail
VOTING BY PROXY
OPPOSED BY DIAL
Ex(.ecuti(' 4'ill Ill tteean11 it front tils
County Says imakes Adiniistration
of Duties Exp'ensive and Cubnier
N. 11. Lial, ixecutive coiintteeian
from t is county, attended tle meet
ing of tire Itate execuive (omminittee
in Columbia last week, where he cre
ated quite a little stir in offering a
resolution to do away with voting by
proxy in the coromittee meetings In
speaking of his resolution to an Ad
vertiser muan, Mr. Dial gave his rea
sons why he advoca tedh f is iiiove
ment. ]In the first place. lie said, a
vote by proxy in the co : nmi' ic is
uin('onstunt ionial on the lprinciple ( that
dhelegated'( au thority3 cannrot he still
uhi er i i delega ted. Anid then aga In,
he said, lie thought it best to (do away
with proxies ini the coimmittee on the~
g'riu(ds of (0cony. 'Te comin i ttee
is al readly too(I hi'ge anud uniwieldy for
the character of businelss whiie'i It
has to traiinsuer and wh'leni u niniformed
proxies are sent. to t he cet ing n uchi
tImre and habhor is host in exlda ininag
matters to them. Thirii railroad tare
and hotel bill is qulite an itemi and out
of piropo0rt ion to theii serv ices they
render Very (often he said ai ('om
imitteeman who had sought arnd bieen
elected to the C place for the hon111'or'
it. zacnt diffeurent iiroxies to every~ ml)e -
ig and ('ausedl much delay. In adi
lion to thle sa vinig in actuialI money',
Mr' Dial thinks that the coainuittee
could d1( 1ts wor'k miore (tileient ly if
it were not1 hampelsrc'd by urnin forimed
The res(;lut ion, Mr . D ial -aiil, was
ver'y 1.1voraly eeiv(''i'ed ini iia ny
i<iortiers but sonli of the Comitiliite('
rie)) ask~ed thati i lhe Calld lip at thle
nex t mtin g. SO thei matt (''was nlot
lpresse'd. It will conic up at the next
imleelting and will be vigorou slypa,
ENR IOIMENT 4465.
Thei number of names10 enrolled on
the clib roll of Laur'ens City Demo
er'atic Cluib No. 1 is now 465. Thle
names were cotunted at unoon yester
ff Of COTON
Y TWO Y[AR8 Of AGE
3n" Smith When Campaign
ens Next Wednesday
Fleming, of Cra, who is the present.
owner. ItL Was1 originally packed and
houtnd with ropes, but. the roping gavo
Way to steel tires abotit eleven years
ago When it was placed In the Lau
rels Bonded Warehiouse, where it
niow is. The bale or cotton is now, so
far as the average person call tell,
1as perfect in gra(de as it wis wlie
originally ginned. During the eievi
years tihat it illaielld in the ware
h1ouse it 111 lost eleven pouls1 in
weight, but ti appearance (oes not
Seen to be llaiged.
The object of the deIlonst rat ion Is
two-fol(: Ist ats an expression of an
preciation for the work Sin. Simith
htas done for tile fariers (uring his
lifetime: an( 2n1d, to demonst-rate to
the world that cotton is for all prac
tcal puirpose a non-perishiable pro
Tht white cotton blossom has been
a(opted as the campaign badge of tho
Smith voters and it Is expecte( that
those who endorse the work of Senator
Smith will wear one on campaign day.
Contributions and Senator
:or Federal Aid
storm he had ever known of. .Beore
leaving lie said that he would take the
matter up at Washingon and try to
secure aid from he Federal govern
ment for the hall-stricken victims.
According to a dispatch from Co
limbia in yesterday's daily papers,
Gov. Blease has issiue( a proclamation.
ashing for aid for both tile York coun
ty hail sufferers and the Laureis coun
ty hall sufferers. In this Coun1ty
Mayor C. M. Babb, of this City, Mayor
Colpeland, of Clinton, andul Geo. A.
Browiig, .r.. of Goldville, have been1
asked to receive su1bscriptions.
LARI' N MIlAL WINS.
11efeated-4 Lydi41a Lasit Baerayil
Thle Score of Sev'en to Two.
In tile most exciting an(i best pINay
ed gam of the season1, the LAuIr 'ns
Mill teamn dlefeated tile Lydia.\ Mill
in1e here last Satur(ay by a score of
7 to 2. The local mill tenta hail on
their hitting garments and procemled
to hut the ball -in all parts of the lot.
On 11e 01her hal(l the visiting tem
were unable o handle very -success
fully tile great pitehing bf -1ill. The
sait tealls will -play again th1is Sat
ilrday at Clinton.
(mutjing At Wat1s Mills.
Ill a1 despute*1 whleh 1:4 said to have
arisen 1 over dlockin tg of wa*ges onl piece
work at1 tile Watts Alills ye-'!erday,
Chli* Ii P'enland 11( t and 111 severlyv
wiionndlued Bob Wioodside, a1 boss ill th11
(1loth room1, n~ceHsitating much01 effort
Onl 1the art. of 0p hysicians 1to save' h11s
life. Thie cloth room~1)5 bos was ct
severail limes aboult the nieck anid head,
and1( severalI tie abou9*1)01t thle
bac*1k, sh101llers and1( chesit. 11e was giv
a1t last. re Oils was, ill 110 dan11ger.
Penland( WI wa arriested( shll iy af ter tho
affa*tir took placle and( is no A in tho
ilei At Wham's Lain
There will be a pienic given biy 1the
WA. 0. W. of .\agnolin(Camnp No.
31st. Tlhe commllittee is airranIg'il (
a~dress the audliienceo.
lTe publhiic is cordliaIlly i nlvited to
alttend~ and1( reqetit edi to binig weln
Moved 11nto Newi Homeis.
w.oird "m~a gist rate"' flimous11) no ' .\Ir.
10. S. 1 ludgens hlave recently b, ow
homles on, West Main Street ai. airo
no0w Occupying theCm. Thle tsvo resi,.
donlCes are both of mlodern archlit.3Ce,
ture, of very attractIve styre and fittedl
with every nnw cnenitce