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VOLUME XXXII; LAURENS; SOUTH CAROLINA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1916.NIRR-A
ANINAL COLMITY [AlR
Exhibits Show Much Im
provement in Quality
SWINE SECTION MERI.
Although the Fair was Late in Gotting I
rganised, the Attendance Was Large
and the Exhibits of High Order.
Plans Already In Making for Next
Darriag a shower of rain at the noon
hour Friday, the annual county fair
was a great success in nearly every
particular. The weather man, who had
assumed a threatening air for several
days, finally gave vent to his feelings
near the middle of the exhibition day
and drenched a large number who had
stayed on the grounds during the meal
hour. Although many were driven
away, the crowd that reassembled in
the afternoon to witness the riding and
driving contests was equally as large
as the morning's crowd and all wete
The number and quality of the ex
hibits in the various departments this
year attested to the advances being
made In agriculture in this county. In
the food crop, swine and horse depart
ments the exhibits this year were bet-I
ter than ever before. The exhibit of
Youngs school, in the food crop de
Jpartmnent, and that of Mr. J. i.' Powers,
showed a wide variety of gardlen pro
ducts. The displays in the swine de
partment of Messrs W. P. Smith, H. D.
Stewart, T. M. Shaw and D. E. Todd
were especially noteworthy. The swine
exhibit was several times as large as
any ever shown before at the local
The arena, always a strong card,
cis 10lo.fipJo9 -. ... BM N
brought out its usual fine display of
home grown horses and mules.
Perhaps the largest individual crop
and truck exhibit was made by John
I, Power, Whose booth contained 571
varieties, by actual count, of the pro- j
ducts he has grown on his farm this
year. He and his daughter and sister
also hAd 40Oexhibits of canned pro
ducts on display in the ladies' depart
ment on the grounds. In this last
named booth, under the management
of a committee of ladies, was present- I
ed a wide range of home made pro
ducts by thge farm wives and handi
work- by various contributors from the -
oity and the county.
Young's school, located in Young's
township, had a very attractively ar- l
ranged booth in charge of Miss Genie
Aiken, principal, and her assistants,
Misses Corinne Aiken and Mabel -
Moore. Products from the school
house garde were shown, and there
was a most creditable exhibition of
art, needlework and domestic science!
Many othier schools, it was under
siood, exp~ected to participate in the
lair exhibition, but the threatening
weather conditions, it was explained, r
muade the venture impractioable.
The Clinton brass band furnished
music for the day, and despite a
brisk shower of rain diaring .the early
afternoon, the occasion was immense
ly enjoyed and altogethey was the
success the managers and all others T
interested endeavored to make thet
SAPPS TEAT IN JINO.
Asst. Attorney General Will Run for
oemgress from the Fifth.
Oolumbia, Oct. 23.-Claude N. Sapp,
assistant attorney general, tonight
ferimally snnounced his candlidacy for I
coagress from the Fifth congressionall
district two years hence. Mr. Sapp C
is v native of Lancaster county, which I
he served in the legislature. Mr. Sapp r
took a prominent part last week in the lI
Oraharn stilt againtst the state from I
which he engaged with considerable C
added prestige, Mr. Sapp has always a
b~een a loyal Democrat and will vote I
the national and state tichot IA No- 1
venmber. Hie dubbed the talk' &$ he"- f
lng as absurd and said lone' of .he .r
Illease leaders had etetr entertained
such an Idea.
"it is nothxing but idle st~reet talk," .
said Mr. Pi , in declaring as his
oplnio. th' 'he Tilease caucus sc'ed- I
tiled for. toniorrow night would r.
even cotasidor aniything like bolting.
NREENVILLE RECKLESS DRIVER
.. EILLS AGED WOMAN
ire. L. C. Jarnigan, of Greenville,
Aged 78, Run Down by Automobilist,
Who Drives 'Away Without Giving
Greenville, Oct. 23.-Mrs. L. C. Jar
tagin, aged 78, of Park place, was
truck and almost instantly killed last
light about 9 o'clock by an authmo-.
ilie, reported to have been occupied
>y several persons whose identity had
tot become known to the police as
he deathldealing car, said by witness
is to have been running at a high rate
if speed, did not stop after the acci
Mrs. Jarnagin, walking with her
tome companion, Miss Rosa Dickson,
lso an elderly woman, was returning
rem church, along the Rutherford
oad, and before Miss Dickson said
he could realize what had happened
drs. Jarnagin, was dragged about
wenty-five feet and the rapidly dis
appearing car dashed its way down
he paved street.
The crash, the rattle of the shat
ered glass drowned by the hum
ning motor awakened Russel Cush
nan who was just dozing to sleep in
is home nearby. As he made his
vay to the street George Davis a
oung man who was returning from
hurch hurried to the lifeless body of
he aged woman. As she lay gasping
or her last breath blood formed in
lots over her right eye almost con
ealing the ugly gash just above and
o the right of her nose. She drew
nother breath of agony, and expired
few moments after persons had
laced her frail form on a bed of
rass, in a nearby yard.
Mr. Cushman immediately notified
he police department and Sheriff
tector. Officers were soon on the
cene, but the unknown touring car
ad spend Its way to the realms of
In t e excited crowd that gathered
tood Miss Rosa Dickson, so over
ome with grief that she could scarce
y collect her nerves to relate clear
y the details -of the tragedy as she
ad seen them. She told that Mrs.
arnagin -was walking along the edge
f the ribbon pavement on Ruther
ord road, near where a series of
:mall stores owned by Messrs Stone
Iced the road. They had little time
o see the car as it made the bend.
he said she faintly remembered
rabbing for her companion, and the
ext she found herself picking up a
at. Down the road some distance
ie body lay.
Some literature was picked up
car the 'dge of the pavement, in-i
icating where the woman was
truck. A close inspection of the
avement, with the aid of a flash
ght revealed to the offleers signs of
here the tires had treaded from the
irt road. to the concrete. Near there
saistant Chief C. M. Thompson picked
p particles of a broken electric globe
nd other glass which led him to the
onclusion that the death-dealing car
'as electrically iighted.
From a negro, who claimed to have
con the automobile pass at a hIgh
ate of' speed, 'Chief Thompson gained
tie impression that It was an Over
and touring car. The negro also
aid the oar was occupIed by severai
ien and lie could not say whether
bere were any women inmates.
Mr. D-vis, who was the iir';t to the
escue of the body, told the oflicers
bat he thought it was an Overland
ar. Asked if the car was running as
ust as 30 mI!es an hour, Mr. Davis
aid "it w-is going faster than that."
1e could not distinguish any of the
eupants, because the car, lie said,
was traveling so fast andl It was
mderately dark where it passed."
Trho police department and the she r
If are working on a clue which they
elieve will lead to a succexlsful con
lusion as the automobIle in (luestion.
M&st night a systematic search was.
ade for the car, Of course it is not
nowni whether the occupants realized
hat the automobile had struck any
ne. Persons on the scene after the
cldent seemed agreed in the soluition
hat tihe machine was thrown into
ikh power as it dlropphed off the lill inm
ront of Mr. J'0arnhlardt's home on time
Lew lpaved road by way or Ilopowell
On tihe cit of tbis inclinue, oppo
tt(. u.he :,ur. .Iiarnhlardt lives 'i. the
su i i viwhleh. Mr's. .JaLna:.,b. -
'lI Dle''on ived by th'tmse
Mrsm. .Ia ing;in Is survived by a...ma.
'illiaum Ndisain .Jarnagin, who ho .,
If you meet a man who
Who thinks that his
Just take him aside, or
And hand him this g
"There are fancier towns t
are towns that are bigger than
in the tinier town all the city
things you can see in the wea
the town that is small, and yet
town like our own little town a
through the heart of your tow
straight, but the neighbors you
with a welcome your coming a
of the glittering town, with its
in the midst of the throng you
own little town after all. You t
or miles its border extends; th
wherever the town, are content
If you'll live and work and tray
fact that it's small, you'll find t
town-is the best kind of it tos
I10H SCHOOL TEAMS
FIGHT TO A DRAW
Anderson and Laurens Lads Unable to
Score on Each other at County Fair
Anderson High School and laurens
High School fought to a draw in the
gridiron contest at the fair grounds
Friday afternoon, the four quarters
being completed without either team
being able to put the pigskin behind
the goal posts. The two teams played
about evenly throughout the match,
though the Laurens boys to be pena:
Ized on several occasions for off-side
plays. The Anderson team was a
husky set of youngsters and appeared
to have an edge on the Laurens boys
in weight. The nearest that either side
came to scoring was just before the
end of the second quarter, when Lau
rents had the ball a few yards from the
Anderson goal. On the fourth down
the Laurens boys lost the ball on an
unsuccessful forward pass.
Spectacular playing was some what
at a premium ,both teams pinning
their hopes largely on straight line
backing. Earle Langston was the
mainstay of the Laurens aggregation
In this department of the game while
Green did the plunging for the "My
yown" boys. J. L. Ialngston and the
two Fuller boys did effective work in
the line. For the Anderson boys .\ar
in and Dunford were strong support
is. The members of both teams, with
)ut exception, played consistently.
Laurens was weak in putning.
Trho game was free from objection
ible features. The Anderson lads, like
the local boys, played a clean game
.hroughout the afternoon and made a
good impression on the speteators.
rho following was the line-up:
Anderson (0) laiurers (0)
McOowan, B. e McAlister
)'Donnell, L., Capt. rg Fuller, W.
Jureton, A. lg Poole,G.
Robinson, J. W. rt Fuller, E.
Elarris, R., It Langston, J. L.
Power, M. re Dial, Frank
D~unford, Van Ie lAtke, W.
WIartin, B, cjb Vrisp, C.
Ireen, S. rh langston, E.
IBewley, TI. lb Martin, F.
Subs for A nderson, I lood, liowen.
?oaeh Buck Barton.
S'ubs for Laurens, Iilnford, ii ughes,
A t E den School.
A liallowe'en party will be given
at the Eden school Friday night. Re
[reshmnenis will be served and the pro
seeds devoted to school purposes.
It responsihie position in the City Na
tional bank, in Chicago, and he resides
at the Illinois Athletic Club there.
S1he also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Jabi
b~a, of' (either K~noxville, or Morristown,
Tonn. 11cr husband also resided ini
T'ennessece, having left her sonme time
Mrs. Jlarnagia was a spiritual we
man and a devout convert of' thec
Sevenmth D~ay Adventist (lhuirch, and it
was told1 by Miss Diekson last night
that she held creed moreW sacre'dly and
SiremelCy than doimest ic felicity withi
her husbiand who, she said, left be
'aniue he did( not agree with her In
their observance of all the principles
of that. faith.
She was a woman of coimfortable
means andl 'made it known to her'
i-h that she intendc' to will cer
ri~ trj or use a' :& church
is down in the mouth,
town. is all wrong,
out for a ride,
.aint, little song.
han our own little town ; there
this, and the people who live
excitement miss. There are
thicr town that. you can't in.
-up and down there is no other
fter all. It may be the street
n1 1s11't long, imn 't wide, isn 't
known in your own little town
vait.. In the glittering streets
)alaee and pavement and wall,
will frequently long for your
neasure a town, not by money,
e best thing you can have
menit., enjoyment. and friends.
le in your town ill spite of the
hat the town is your own little
"n after all.''--lligg,.
W. '. P1OLLO.1(K WILL MAKE
RACE FOR U. S. SENATE
Announced Monday Night that Ile
Would be a Candidate for Office in
1918. "iamecock" Candidate.
Columbia, October 23.--W. P. Pol
lock, of Cheraw, tonight announced
that he would be a candidate for the,
United States senate In 1918, when the
state will again select one of her rep
resentatives in the "greatest delibera
tive body on earth." This is the first
definite announcement for the senate.
Senator Tillman, who now holds the
seat that will be filled at. the next
election, has issued no statement late
ly in regard to himself, so it is yet
somewhat problematical as to whether
or not he will be a candidate to suc
ceed himself. The senator has, in
years past, expressed a desire to "die
in harness," though more recently he
has intimated that because of his frail
health, he will retire from public life
at the expiration of his present term.
The announcement of Mr. Pollock
will create much Interest. lie was
the "gamge cock" candidate in the me
morial campaign of 191-1 when the
quartet of candidates was composed
of M. 1). Smith, Incumbent, Cole L.
Ilease, then governor, L. D. Jennings,
if Sumter and W. P. Pollock A more
iggressive ,tump speaker than Mr.
I'olloc-k has not been heard in this
ec since the old Till manic days. iar
Ind Mr. .Jennings fought bitterly in
1hw campaign two years ago. They
-ntered as avowed anti-pilease men
nd after the first week of the cam
.aign cut loose, with all the Power of
heir forenaic oratory. It was Mr.
Pollock who delighted the "antis"
Vith his never ending lampooning of
he record of Governor 1ilease.
When he entered the race, little
was known of him over the State ex
cpt plat he had served in the Gen
aral Assembly, and had also held a
position in Washington. Within a few
veeks his name was familiar all over
lie state, as is fight was of suchl un1
1t ls generally belih'ved that the
1 :liCncmn t of Mrl . P'olloc'k makes
I celtain that the i-ace for thle sen
ut.e w.vi li e at the least, a thre-e- en
try contest. !t is assumed that Mmr.
lillease will be a camjdidlate and almost
-c'rtain that (either Senlator Tijilman
f Congiressman Asbui-y Levcer will
run. Mr. Lever- will probably await
he dleision of tile senior senator h~e
roi-e ann~ouncing his intention. If Sen
itoir Tillman runs again. Mr-. hever'
ruest likely will oger for- ireieetin to
lie house In' ca se th livenerablde s'n -
ior r-etires, the First. distr-ict congr-ess
mina is ex pect ed to enltr the i-ace.
New A maio Dealer.
rhe Maclhen Motoir Coimpany is the
arnei oif a ne0w compianry whlich is sell
ng iik c-ars liere. Mr. 10. W. Mach-n
s manacgei- of th ic-oncern.- A shi it
ment orf thise c-ars was reeivued last
weekiad delhiveredl to Messirs It. II.
Itlakeley-, lC. -itgreauves and J. S.
. mine- lapiles inm Octobmer.
Majlora Autg. 11luffI, fertillizer dealer-a
11( amnd ubic i eme conmvei-sat ion alist,
was the "liroud possessor"i-' o fa yollung
liune apple Mondcay mfori-nilg. It was
foaund on one oif his appil. trees (-June)
the day befoie and ci lged clIt -ms a
'ur iosi ty and to tmi -:11 I :rieni . It
was a~ :ri-v largo .wtrmm .d '.
a deliciously sweet, :c -1 ,t lie
Improving Very Rapidly.
The latest news received at this of
flee yesterday from Mr. J. A. P. Moore
who left last week to undergo an op
oration in Cleveland Ohio, was that
he was improving very rapidly. Dr.
C. P. Vincent, who accompanied Mr.
Moore to the hospital, returned to
this city Teusday morning and reports
that he saw the operation, which al
though was a very tedious one, Mr.
Moore stood it fine. The specialist
which operated on Mr. Moore, stated
that this was the 1,86-4th Goitre oper
ation which he has done. In a tele
gram received by relatives, from Mr.
J. S. Machen, who is with Mr. Moore,
it was stated that the physician
thought probably Mr. Moore could re
turn home within ten days or two
Made "Big Haul".
Rural Policemen '. L. Owens and A.
I. Boyd made a "big haul" Saturday
night of those fellows who handle the
bones and cards by the fire light out
in the woods. They flushed two
"covies" of them; one in Waterloo
Township and the other just across the
litr in Dials Township. There were
1-1 caught on the Waterloo side and
10' on the Dials side. The raid was so
carefully planned, that everyone of
the indulgers were trapped. Police
man Owens came very near having to
shoot one of the negroes in order to
save his own life, as one of them, be
ing drunk, grabbed a shot gun and
was ready to shoot, when Mr. Owens
got the drop on him and prevented any
Synall Fire Friday.
Friday afternoon about 3 o'clock,
the home of Mr, J. F. Harney, which
is located on College Place, caught
fire and a considerable amount of dam
age was done. The fire, when discov
ered, was burning in and above a
wardrobe which was in a corner of
one of the bedrooms. The fire alarm
was sent in and shortly after the truck
reached the scene, the fire was put out.
However the fire and smoke, together
with the water, caused considerable
damage to everything contained in this
room. No other part of the house was
damaged to any extent, No one was
present when the lire started. it was
s5tpposed to have started by rats and
was discovered by neighbors, who gave
Card of Thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. 11. Wolff and family,
also Mrs. Boyce Wolff, wish to ex
press to the people of Luarens and the
entire surrounding neighborhood, their
deep and profound appreciation for
the warm :ind sincere sympathy as ex
pressed 1-y then ionistering presence,
*he bc.iatiful tiowers, and sweet letters
of consolation di: i ng the recent sor
row that has come to them.
"Kind hearts are more than coronets,
And s iiple faith than Norman blood."
Making (food Headway.
(ood headway is being made on the
building next door to Minter' C'm-,
pany's store, which Mr. E. P. Minter is
having erected, lie has had the old
building former'ly used( as a grocery'
store tor'n down and a newv one is go
ing up in its place, 'rho alley between
the two buildings is also to be used, a
driveway being left on the other side
next to Mr'. M. L. Copeland's building.
Mr. .\inter expects to hav'e a very at
ractive little store-room there when
it is finished.
..Sent, to Asytum,
Fiank 'Todd, the negro janitor' of thle
Court House beccame mentally unbal
anced several days ago and1( has been
sent to the hospital f'or' the insane at
Columbia. Frank will be greatlty
issed8(, e'speialHIly by the o('cejitpnt of
the ( ourt I louse, as he' was a fa ith
(iii, trusty and polite old darkie.
Sammuri Mc(Gonnai liere.
Mr. Samuemml Mc( owxan, IPayiinasteri
Gener'al or thle nta vy, spenit severalI
(lays in laanrens this week, hmavinig
come downm fl'om Washington for' thme
pimtrmose of personally3 supjerinl tending
(certa in grtading a nd drmatnage wor in u
the hanrens (emtery of' which he is
the 'hainma no th Ile I toard o f'TrusteeIs.
KlLlD B1Y P'I'liii
Berlin, Oct. 21. - Via Sayville.
Counat Kar ml ' i< '~ h. the Au stiani
premier', n ' a ' kF (d todlay
chil1e at. .' or' of a
V'ienmn ne wspa iton 1 Adler, says
I .' O)vers'ons News A rec -
YMJGHN TO ASRYLM
Solicitor Bonham Follows
DEATH SENTIENCE STILL
Although Condemned Man Is Saved
from ileetre Chair Pribably for
Life, He has Death Sentence I'ang
ing Over Hlim in ('ase he Iecovers
Greenville, Oct. 22.-The insane asy
lum or the electric chair?
The sands in the Judicial hour glass,
sifting ,for four years, have reached
that point where one of these two
fates awaits Thurston U. Vaughn, of
Greenville, found guilty of a num
ber of crimes so hideous that even
men in conversation with men find
difficulty in grasping words that are
not too obscene and vulgar as a vehi
cle of expression.
Solicitor Proctor A. lionhamn, after
careful consideration of the Vaughn
case and after receiving opinion from
eminent physicians whom the state had
retained to examine into the con
demned man's mental condition, S'at
urday decided to let Vaughn remain in
the State Hospital for the Insane,
where he is confined. "The likelihood
of his returning to normal mental con
dition is quite remote," the solicitor
announced, "but if he should, he may
at any time be resentenced, and he
would have to suffer the death penalty,
unless clemency were granted by the
In making this iial and important
decision, Solicitor Itonham made
public, at their consent, the oi.inions
handed down by the physicians who
had Vaughn under examination in the
asylum since last March. H also
gave out a statement, settin. forth
the reasons for his action In the Iat
''hus another inportant chapter has
been recorded in the famous caso
which has been followed with the
keenest interest throughout, from his
first arrest, escape from the county
)ail, and subsequent recapture in Bal
limore while attending Sunday school,
sentenceed to death, and appeals to the
ulpreme court of the state and of the
Wro~nged Orphan Girls.
Thurston U. Vaughn confessed to,
lnd was sentenced to be hanged for
having wronged several "minor"
,irls inmates of the Odd Fellows Or
phanage of which he was superinten
dient. Since the commission of the
rime the old form of execution in this
state was changed to electroc ation,
and this fact was the main ground of
his appeal to the l:nited States su
'T'he trial of Vaughn oc curr'ed be
bind closed doers in (Greenvillc, Oc
thbe former orphlanage supjerint en
I ober 2-1 to 2t1, 1912. The .lury mecturmnd
a verdict of gutilty, and the sen once of
death was passed upon htlim by Special
Indge Ri. 0. Pu rdy. Vaughn w ; tak
en to the state penutenitiarty, to aiwait.
execution, lie was brouightbhefore the
circuit court in Greenville last fall to
lbe res'enteniced, lbut, upon01 mot0ion of
his counsel. M.cCullhough, MatiIa &
Iylthe, the sentence was stayed until
a further examination of his mental
conldition could b~e madec.
Solicitor lionhamn Saturday stated
he reali'zed that the Vaughn offense
was a most horrible onie and that the
man, of course, shouldc be1 pished i~)to
the very limit of it aw, but1 ma ni
fiest ly theit effect 4%f t e.xecutlion, he
explahined. would he~ ent irely lost if
Ite oltdender is not him1 5-.f ('itale t
of realiY'.in 15why the p'1uis~ nii aIwas
It Woid be cotmrti~ y to
Illc.x in V irnun ,
i i h f o mi omt. n :2 . m Ws e .. : t it 5'
w.ere gras e ro lj Vitna afi'- the
assass'inatain '" (o-mt .C .,kh
Whlic'h the 1)oli' wer'e powe, ' ,
Th ' w melere also t ''iL. .oitC
of lhe tit)t 'tat'on. ii . ,.7 2
favor of th. L. aitedl Stut( - .