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ON RICHEY AFIDAVITS
Mr. Todd Claims that Pulteation of
His Affidavit Puts Him in False
Mr. B. R. Todd, whose affidavit was
published last week along with a num
.ber of others submitted by Mr. W. R.
.Richey, Jr., has asked that the follow
ing letter addressed to Mr. Richey be
printed in justice to himself:
Laurens, S. C.,
Mr. W. R. Richey, Jr. Oct. 22, 1916
Laurens, S. C.
I must say that you supprised me in
using my affidavit as you did. You
know that you told me you were then
oni your way to a meeting in Columbia
and wanted it to take with you and as
you are a member of the Executive
Committee I naturally supposed you
would take some step to have the
party in question prosecuted. I cer
tainly did not think of you using my
affidavit merely for political purposes
in connection with that bunch, which
yoh evidently secured from the pout
cal headquarters of Cole L. Blease,
for publication. It appears to me now
that you are publishing affidavits to
justify some previous actions of yours
In a committee meeting at Columbia.
if this is true you certainly should not
have used :mine as you know you had
never spoken to me of same until Oct.
9th, when you asked me if certain
rumors were true. If you did not know
that it were true how could this have
influenced your actions in Columbia
several weeks previous? Such use of
It, I think, is misleading.
My affidavit was absolutely correct
and, as I 'told you when making it, I
am willing to go on the stand and
swear to the stated facts but I em
phatically object to your using same
for publication in conjunction with
others coming from political head
quarters of C. L. Blease or any other
faction or factions.
B. R. Todd.
Mr. Richey Replies.
Mr. Richey evidently having receiv
ed Mr. Todd's letter yesterday, has re
quested that the following letter in re
ply be published:
Oct. 24, 1916.
Mr. B. I. Todd,
Laurens, S. C.
My Dear Air. Todd:
Your letter of Oct. 22, 1916, in ref
erence to affidavit given me several
days ago has been received and con
tents carefully noted.
Now Mr. Todd I am going to state as
near as I can, from memory just what
did take place and, what conversation
passed between us in reference to the
I saw you at the express office one
day and asked you it certain things I
had heard were true and you told me
they were. I then asked if you would
make an affidavit to that effect, and
you said you would be glad to do so.
I told you that I wanted to publish
the affidavit along with some others I
had, and I remember dlistinctly asking
you, if you had any objection to my
publishing it, and you said none what
ever. I then went to my offIce and
preparedl the aflidavit from some notes
I had taken during our conversation.
After the affidavit had been prep~ared
I looked for you and as I did not find
you, sup~posedl you had gone home. The
next time I saw you wvas in front of
Lift Right Off
Nothing lint "GETS-IT" Will Do This
to Corns andl (Ca1uses.
-If you've ever had corns, you've
tried hots of things to get rid of their
-salves that eat your toe and leave
the corn remaining, cotton rings that
make your corns bulge out like pop
eyes, scissors and knives that makce
corns bleedl and sore, lhar nesses and
bandages that ill i p y ur~ dhoe, lnress
on the corn and make your foot feel
like a paving block, hat's the use?
Why not do what ni ions are doing,
lake 3 seconds n pl "GiCTs
Youndt~Ile n i FTa
See the Corns Vaa .
iT". I t di. .,,,, , . .. st ocking
,on right ' way, and wear your regu
lar shioea. Your corn loosens frorn
the toe, it lifts; right off. it's pain~
less, it's the c'ommon sense way, the
sinmplest, easiest, most effective way
in ,tIe world. it's the national corn
cure. Never fails.
"G10TrS-lT" is sold and recommend
ed by druggists everywhere, 25c a hot
tie, or Bent Ont receipt of price, by II.
Lawrence & Co., Ubhicago, Ill,
Wold in Laurens and reco'min nded
as the world's beet corn re iy by
u*rea Drug Co., Lsureiw, 3, i
Solomon's store Wednesday morning,
Oct. 11, 1916. You were in your au
tomobile, and I told you I had the affi
davit ready and requested that you go
with me to Judge Thompson's office
and sign it before him. I also told
you at that time that -I was going to
Columbia that day, and that I wanted
you to sign the paper before I loft as
I wanted to take it with ,me; that I
Wanted to get some others in Column
bia; that I did not know when I would
see You again, and that I wanted yours
with the others to be published in the
next week's paper. As we walked to
Judge Thompson's ofilce I handed you
the paper and you read it as we walk
There was one sentence in the affl
davit that you said wars correct, but
that you did not want that part of it
to be published, so you struck that
Part out, signed the paper before
Judge Thompson and you left. I have
not seen you since.
Now Mr. Todd if you think I have
done you an injustice in publishing
this affidavit, all I can do now is to say
that I am deeply sorry, and I will see
that it is not published any more.
You might think you did not give me
permission to publish it but I am sat
isfied you did.
I want to say to you, that in pub
lishing your amdavit, I was not trying
to mislead any one. The date of the
affidavit shows clearly that it was
signed on Oct. 11, 1916, nearly a month
after I had offered the other affidavits
as. evidence of fraud to the Executive
Committee. Neither did I publish your
affidavit for political purposes. I pub
lished it to boost up and substantiate
the other afildavits I had, which went
to show that fraud was practiced in
the last election. I knew you were an
honest man and a home man, and that
while some People might be inclined
to pass up the other proofs I had, as
whimsical, they could not help but be
lieve an affidavit coming from a man
they knew to be honest.
It looks a little strange Mr. Todd
that you would be willing to give me
the affidavit for the purpose of having
Mr. Roberson prosecuted and yet not
want it published when you well know
that any criminal prosecution would
unquestionably necessitate making
public the facts therein stated.
Again regretting that there was any
misunderstanding, and assuring you
that every precaution will be taken to
Prevent your affidavit from receiving
any further publilcty, I remain,
Yours very truly,
W. R. Richey, J.
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" " f * a r " " . . , , .
JONES NEWS. -
* * Ot.* * e e . . . h.
Jones, Oct. 23.-We recently had the
pleasure of meceting our friend, Dr.
W. C. Thompson.
Born on the 17th inst. to Mr. and
Mrs. H. Y. F'ortner, a daughter.
The tragic death of Mr. Newton GIra
ham in Northl Carolina last Tuesday,
by the train, was a great shock to his
friends. Rev. Edwards assisted by
Rev. J. M. Dallas conducted the funi
oral service, and he was buried at the
Graham cemnetery. ie was a splenldid
young nman and all of our 1)001)1 ten
derly symlpathize. with his aged par
ents and sisters and~ brothers in their'
overwhelmingly sad bereavement.
Tile friends of Mr. Ed Elmore, son
of Mr. Elihu Elnmore will be pained to
learn that his foot was caught in the
cogs of a traction engine on last Mon
day and was so badly injured that it
had to be amputated. We 1101e lie will
make a good recovery.
After a prolonged illness of an in
(eurlable malady, Frank, the son of Mr.
and Mr's. RI. TV. Wardell, ipassed away
yesterday. Frank was a very pronuls
Ing boy and his sorely bereaved lpar
ents have our tenderest symlpathy.
We are very grateful to all friends
for recent favors.
Dr. G. iB. Neel of Greenwood, was
here professionally last. week.
M r. C. L,. Smith or Spartanburg, af
ter a week's visit to is friends, re
turned homne today.
1101. IR. A. Cooper of Laurens do
livered anu eloquent address at the
chautauqua at \Vare Shoals Saturday.
Hon1. J. F. Morison, in Introducing
him spoke of himiu as 01ne of oiur own
boys andl~ assured him that a cordial
welcome and hearty greeting always
awaited him her~e.
Rev. J. 11. Copeland gave us a most
excellent sermon yesterdiay.
The members of Birewerton Ledge
are urged to be present next Satur
day, 28th~ lnst, and comeI prep~ared to
pay lodge dues,
Mr. (1. L. Graham is a juror at this
termli of court,
D~on't forgot thQ school opening next
Mrnday, 30th inst. All patronui and
friends of the schbool are cordially In
'vited to attend the opening exerciues
at 9"A. M.
"CASCARETS" BEST IF
Best for liver and bowels, bad breath,
bad colds, sour stomach.
Get a 10--cent box.
Sick headache, biliousness, coated
tongue, head and nose clogged up with
a cold--always trace this to torpid
liver; delayed, fermenting food in the
bowels or sour, gassy stomach.
Poisonous matter clogged in the in
testines, inst ad of being cast out of
the system re-absorbed into the
blood. Vhe this poison reaches the
delicate br n tissue it tfses conges
tion and t t dull, fobbing, sickening
'Casca ts mediately cleanse the
stomac , love the sour, undigested
food a four gases, take the excess
bile from the liver and carry out all
the constipated waste matter and pois
ons in the bowels.
A Cascaret tonight . will surely
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work while you sleep-a 10-cent box
from your druggist means your head
clear, stomach sweet, breath right,
complexion rosy and your liver and
bowels regular for months.
line of good:
Never before were we i
you wnt, in Coats and Sui
that. will more thani please y<
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All Wool Poplin, new stylh
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