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-AFTE1W[ATH O1" THE
Was 5 to 1 Anti.Blease; and was Oy.
erwhelimingly Manning In Sentiment
Columbia, May 18.-Inspired by the
record of the Democracy in the nation
and State, the South Carolina State
-Democratic Convention, which came
to a close in the early hours of this
morning, culogized President Wood
row \Vilson, endorsed him for relec
tion, and instructed the, delegation td
the National Conventiotjto vote as a
unit for his renomination. The law
enforcement policy of the State ad
ministration was commended and a
strong declaration that the South Car
olina Democracy stands for a strict
and impartal enforcement of the law
was 'adopted. The progressive labor,
humanitarian, and educational acts of
the general assembles of recent years
received warm approval.
Women suffrage was endorsed and
the legislature was asked 'to submit
the qluestion of granting votes to wo
men to the people of the State.
One of the outstanding features of
the convention was the discussion of
the warehouse system, which would
come up in one form or another every
few minutes. The convention reject
ed by an overwhelming majority of
255 to 71 the resolution presented by
the lilease caucus to have the ware
house commissioner go into the pri
mary. This resulted not only because
it was a part of the "slate" presented
by the caucus of the llease delegates,
but also because the convention fig
ured that 1hitting the warehouse
commissioner into the primary NVomuld
be putting the warehouse into poli
tics which would kill the system.
The convention, however, was over
whelmingly in favor of the warehouse
system and adopted the following re
solution which was introduced by
Senator Laney, of Chesterfield:
"The State Warehouse System is
hereby endorsed by this convention
and that this convention recommends
its continuance and support."
A ni i-llease; Pro-Manning.
The convention was 5 to 1 anti
ll!ease and overwhelmingly Manning
in sentiment there however, being
no lines drawn between the Manning
and Cooper followers, all of them
voting together on the other issues.
Governor Manning was chairman of
the Sumrater County delegation and So
licitor Cooper was the chairman of
the Laurens delegation. The Sumter
delegation voted solidly throughout
and the Laurens delegation, for the
most part, divided, 4 and 4.
Charleston with 18, Spartanburg
with 16, Greenville with 14, and
Orangeburg with 12, always swung
into the anti-Ilease column every
time piling up the majorities.
lion. U. Goodwyn Rhett, president
of the United States Chamber of
(omnmere, was the chairman of the
Charleston delegation. By him sat
.\ayor 'T. 'T. lyde, of Oharleston,
wh'lo was elected one of the eight dele
gates at large to St. Lo~uis.
It was getting on towards morning
when the report of the platform and
resolutions committee was adopted,
the lighting over the warehouse hay
ing ended, when the election of dele
gates at large to the National Demo
cratic convention were called for. ..
II. Clifton in the interest of "Further
unanimity and harmony" as he ex
pressed it moved that eight delegates
lbe elected with half a vote each.
After some discussion this prevailed.
Governor Rlichard I. Manning was
nominated by D. RI. Coker, of Harts
vylle, and the convention broke into
cheers which resulted in an ovation
for the governor. Senator D. R. Till
nmn was nominated by D. 11. Traxler,
or Greenville, and theri in rapid sue
cesion came the nominations of
Seintor E. D. Smith, State Chairman
Jlohn Gary Evans, Mayor L. D. Jen
nings, of Sumter, Mayor 'T. 'T. Hyde,
of Charleston, WV. P. Pollock, of Cheo
raw, and Professor John U. Clink
scales, of Spartanb~urg.
Mr. Fred Hf. D~ominick, of New
berry, chairman of that delegation
and floor leader of the Hiease nminori
ty, placed in nomination the lBleaso
"slate", the governor of South Caro
lina, C. C. Sims, of Barnwell, John
(1. Richards, of Kershaw, and T. C.
D~uncan of Union.
'The r'oll call was by counties and
occupied more than half an hmour'.
Governor Manning received practical
ly the unanimous vote of the conven
tion, getting 310. The vote 'r the
others resulted: 'Tuilman i. flyde
276, Smith, 277, Pollock, 25k, Jen
nings 254, Evans, 273, Clinkscales 284.
'Tho three Bhlease candidates got tihe
following totals: Sims 61, Richards
62, Duncan 65.
President T., P. Coth ran was prais
ed on all sides for' the masterly ana
impartial way in which ho handled
the conventiott and 'lhe was thanked
Iby a rising vote of the delegates.
It was nearly 2 o'clock this morn
TO HOLD REUNION
Presbyterian College Alumni Associa
tion Making Plans for Great Meet.
ing In June.
Clinton, May 20.-The Presbyterian
College Alumni association is making
big plans for a, reunion to be held at
the coming commencement. It is
expected that 150 of the former
graduates will be here to help cele
brate the loeginning of a new move
ment which will be Instrumental in
advancing the interests of the col
lege. Realizing that- the support of
a college should begin at home, the
local alumni met Wednesday after
noon at 5 o'clock and organized a
chapter with the following officers
and committees: President, Wilson
lari'is; first vice president, James R.
Copeland; second vice president, J.
F. Jacobs, Jr.; recording secretary,
Miss Marjorie Spencer; corresponding
secretary, Miss Ruth Bailey; enter
tainment committee, Mrs. James R.
Copeland, chairman, Mrs. W. C. Har
per, Miss Elise Spencer, Miss Bera
Bailey and Miss Clara Duckett; ban
quet committee, W. P. Jacobs, Jr.,
chairman, Prof. A. . V; Martin, S. W.
Sumerel and H1. J. Winn; publicity
committee, Wilson Harris; member
ship committee, Dr. St. Clair Hayes,
chairman, Mrs. W. C. Harper and S.
W. Sumerel; executive committee, W.
P. Jacobs, Jr., Dr. S. C. Hayes, Dr.
J. W. >Davis,. Miss Clara Duckett and
Mrs. Bothwell Graham, Jr. A com
mittee was named by the president
to draw up by-laws and a constitu
tion for the new organization, the
same to be submitted at a meeting
A chairman of each graduating
class from 1885 up through 1915 has
been appointed, and these commit
teemen have been given explicit in
structions to see to It that each mem
ber of his class meet here in .lune for
the big reunion. Reports from these
committees indicate that a large num
ber of former students will be here
for the college closing and a big time
It will be a big week at the Pres
byterian college as will be seen from
the following Programme:
Sunday, June 4-Baccalaureate ser
mon in the F+irst Presbyterian church
by the Rev. James I. Vance, ). D., of
Nashville, Tenn.; sermon before the
Young Men's Christian association by
the Rev. W. E. Mcllwain, D. I)., of
Charlotte, N. C.
Monday morning--Field exercises.
Monday afternoon-Meeting of ex
ecutive committee of board of trus
Monday evening at 8:30-l)eclaim
Tuesday morning-Class day Cxer
Tuesday afternoon-Meeting of board
Tuesday evening-Orators' contest.
Annual meeting and banquet of
mont day exercises, address before
gradluates by Jnudge Mendlel L. Smith
Wednesdfay afternoon-Baseball, Cot
loge vs. Alumni.-The State.
.'otiee of Lost Stock,
To all whom it may Concern:
This is to certify that I have and
own flve shares of stock in The l'eo
pies Loan andl Exchange Bank or Lau
rens, same being original certificate
No. 479 issuedl July 13. 1907, and that
said certilacto has boon lost or- de
stroyed, andl I desire a fecw ceriifcate
of stock to be issued ,o mec in place
of lost original.
You are furthtl fified that I shall
make alplicati 4'o tiec said Peoples
Loan and Exchfh go Blank at its oflico
for issuance of such new certificate on
the 15ith day of July, 1916.
Dated thuis 23rd (lay of May, 1916.,
This ie a prescription prepared especially
for MALARIA or CH4ILLS & FEVER.
Five or six doses will break any case, and
if taken then as a tonic the Fever wili not
return. It acts on the liver better thaa
Calome) and does not gripe or sicken. 25c
lig when siile die adjoiurnment was
reached and tihe new State Demo
cratic Executive Committee won im -
medliately organized. WV. C. McGowan,
of Columbia, was reelected secretary,
and WV. F. Stevenson, of Cheraw, vlee
chairman. On motion of General
Wilie Jones it was decided to open
the campaign on June 20 and to close
on August 29th. A committee con
sisting of Wilie Jones, of Columbia,
and (G. A. Guignard, of Lexington, with'
the State Chairman were namedl to
map out an itinerary for the cam
paign.- 'Another committee consisting
of General Jones, .1. M. Moorer, of
Waltorboro, and Chairman Evans was
named to make up the assessments
of the various candidates.
The chairman hnnounced 't'hat
books of enrollment would be fur'
nished every county and each Demo
cratic voter was enrolled. The ,books
of enrollniment will open at each club
on the first Tuesday in Junon
'\"'I AE'NTSF SPOECIX -U=r
1OCALL PATTERNS '- - J ldidies .. .. .. .. ...75 and $1.00
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Good rains have fallen, good stands of cotton and hot weather will fol
low to make everybody wear a broad smile. Now is the time to pre
pare for the hot weather by coming to the "Keep Busy" store Friday
and Saturday and take advantage of the special offerings in hot weath
er needs. Our advice to the trade is not only to buy your present needs
but as far as possible -anticipate your future wants as we are selling
many things today at less than manufacturers' cost.
Low Shoes for Men, Sale of Ladies' Spring Extra Special Bargains.
Women and Children. Wool Su
(hn tcOhoe Sales are ever oi the increase trip. a nil Uint htns :Lt 11( .. 1-2
hecanse of the reptildaion of our Shoes have $25.00 Spring Suit .. .. 15.99 1 v:IriI ltiti i alicos (2) yard
gone Im. ani Iar. Or Shoe values are *17.5( Spring Si.it)..05
o(I liw I i Vetis'to itt $la.0( Spring Sh ..it. .. .9.99 v .. .. .. 6.00 (
dIwin (ld 1 h1o.. .. .. .. .. .. ...00 Palnt Bec Suits 3.98, 5.00, 7.50 yard hit it .05
IlE'Vnoll -s 5.00 \l111 10ie t re va,1t vaet -~~ lo-incth l te I s lantd .08 1-3
Itig vauines in Shoos at 2.50, 3.00 and 4.00 o' iiw pattens at .49 and .98
Hht ahSit . . 98 ,iu ' r ,2-osies Black Un 'der~ski rtsx .. .49 and .98 25 lri.' $1 .5() ('outttterjia tis.. .....1.19
yOne lot Crepe Kitnionas .......49 1,00)1 yar ds C1heviots, good (dyes (20
llosiery .. .. .. . . .. .10, 15 and .25 Ont lot 1(inotax .. .... .98 ad nlit)........ .. .. .. .081-3
55 ni n b y . 5 1 ) $ 1 .5n C o t t o n Il n c k '' w e l s , d o d $. 8 9
MilkIlox~ 50 (1lilt~~eti'x lirdxls . .5 an .50 25 ilts 1"luitih i l' oig (lothI, w0-(l.
Special in Straw Hats. Ilaiei'8 Parastiols.. ....98 t~3.00 1)(t s t.... .... ...... .........99
Canvas Slippers. I'1-Wide P ercales, goodl lIit tt'i'i .10
:It) new no~h Xt1. ii ) and $200Ol Stra Ln all the nsew styles' at 1.25 Ya:rd-wide 'aljatnla Chbeeks........10
Ilts, special at .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .99 16 . . .
11 1 ' 'I i 9 1 50 .7 5, 2 .00 a d . . 2 .50 I I st S li t iii ( 'h ex'o ls, (k .1-1 ttt11t d y e s .10
Special V'alues in M~illi- whit(\Melt's Laijes iI -iINiii1tl....1 at n .1
nery Department. Chaldren f L50 Special Shirt Sale.
Keep Kool Suits 79
lWiceX. tee 111n speial lot of IIft4 Ondno lot $1 .2- Slhits, ls longs gs t-ty /w
sal) ,lle Priday a ndl Sat ($ay .t 1.98 Palm Beach Suits .ast. t. 159 9
ipl to .......................3.50 IFor en .. ..5.00, 6.50, 7.50, 8.50 .po.9t. Shrts 9941103os..........49
Greatest Soap Sale Ever Held in theSouth
See the National Capital Built in miniature of this Soap.
To introduce this famous Royal Cuticle Soap in Laurens county we are
allowed to sell this 25c. soap for 1 Oc. or 3 'cakes for 25c., limit of 6to
each customer. No dealer supplied. Send your mail order-:a-30c. in
stamps for 3 cakes postpaid.
Come prepared to takeO advantage of these specials and many others
not mentioned. Meet your friends here Friday and Saturday
One ~~ ~ ~ ~ O loA Chlre' Uese . 2
'l,11Iis l~l A CASH SiALF1! T I ~ l o int illIehi this Soip in Lanl
ge no goods wil tnens ('Patitrwe ata aslowed to sell
ti ill lieht it thi~s 5vsexln) at 10-3 aalc forteins a .25
1 1.5,25. Se our wiand ...2
" . . o . * " * * * * which was so helpful to a layman and call "Lily alt. ('Soni o you B. R TOD
* .lrlltiu. ' AB Uii~lI!'i'.I lrABOiT,l. like me. Hils i nterpretattoii of "Thle folks that are comning outt to boss n Cnratm
eI nvitat ion to the Dance" for instance t!nclo 'J'ont fidlet ask 111111 IC) lll Nlylrn
The Tuesday afternoon entertain- the stately Colonial dames a iLnh
mnent of Chautauqua week was musical grace and dignity they went through Another one of the Quintet was a ..inerete Work Skilif de or in
-"Tle' Schumann Quintet". I'l l he ' l a u lrawipgy and estimates of all bein
franl< with you dlear readers, I had my tied partners with their knee breech- was what we call "bass fiddle". TlN
dloubts as to whether it would not be es, silver buckles and powdered bair. Nocturne in N. by Chouin, and
better, (as I had nover taken a music I sometimes to have a hang- for all encore he reslid Wilh "Ohl -
lesin in lily life, or. to be exactly ton imagination! The first piece they Mack .Joe" which I liked (leciluo ' (X l. 1'atherstuno W. B. Knight
true only* a few) for 'the old lady to Inlayed was "that melody by Mendell- better than the Nocturne. The 'ollllg
jtay at home that time. "Apt as any- solii they play when they make two lady that played the violin also sang I"E%'1IliS'i'O1jh & KNI'r
way", I said to myself, "the fodder will folks one". lls witty reference here for us. She sang very well indeed Attorneys at Law
bes ihyu~ilnvrrahi."to the time which this famous march som111thIing about '"A Ilet tty UtIle Laur~eni~s.C
be lip high you will never reach it."
1311I, a sister of mine1 who is musical- is often played br'oughut a br'oad gr'in Dlamsel'' and '"Iiigh 'L~ord Adluiral'' All 111.4111 sm Jn1tI'us4t' to Our ('are
y Inclined1sent me word that was the over the faces of his hearers. Foul' and the 'hilhl'en wee not h'oa'gotwten aill lime Protit and aeu Atto
)ne entertainment $he desired, above foi timo sounds mo'e martial like, he tis afternoon as the Quintet gave ('5 tion.
ill others to hear, so when the cur- agreed, Yet It sounded more lightly peclally rlhelr enlertainmeul 'l Office over Valmotto Bank
nll went up that afternoon o wore tis time in which he refered to Clock Song' which was enjoyed by le Mwe. re('ielslonc will spend Wednes
haveit layd, houh le dubtd nt oderone a; wel a th litle ons (lay of each week in Laurens.)
lmonig the audience that greeted "The
Behumann Quintet"-3 gentlemen and that warfare oftentimes begun, il- Altogether, it was an enjoyale ate'
'protty . young ladies. mediately after that march was ended. noon and if any or you readers er.'('l'
''he leader suited his part so ad- I believe of all the numbers play- have a chance to hear a completA
nnirably--was so full of enthusiasmt
Iifbywssfuloethsamed that afternoon I enjoyed more the musical pr'ogram go by all mnean~s, till- LWE
hat one 'could appreciate the fact that minuet by Webor. That Is the minuet, less the entertainers are ulve'tised Rooms 205.207 Masonic Temple
nusie meant much to him. Before as played by the peasantry of (lornany. as artists! (but o1 that more ann). Postofllco Box 686
sach number he would give an inter
whihe an idea that the reason nliked Our next wille of tye Inonologuie Greenville, . .
)rotation of the piece to be played that nuibor so well is, parts of It by Dl. Kemp-"The Printe or Udell". Prompt attention given all bnsines.
,tild a bit of biography of Its coposer, wr what Uncle br h plays for s "Autle. l r 'and i a ll COind,0
es, ilvr bckls an poderd hir. octrnein . byChoinami Telehon No 34