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VAhUME. Xxxv. LAURENS, SOUTH C4ROLINA, WEDNESDAYMAY *%1920.NUBR4
Resolutions Uphold Demo
(ol-ernlor ' Cooper, Senator Dial and14l
Sollictor Blackweil Elected iele.
Delegates byl. Accilmatlon. Flve
Other Delegaites E1Ilected froml thle
larnmony and good feeling charac
terized the meeting or tle Laurens
County Democratic convention held inl
the Court louse Monday morning.
Election of (lelegates to the state con
vetnion in Colimbila LMay 17th formed
the principal business of the conven
Lion, United States Senator N. It. Dial,
Governor R. A. Cooper and Solicitor
1-1. S. Blackwell being nominated by
Mr. C. W. McCravy for election by ac
clamation, the motion carrying with
out a dissenting voice. Mr. AlcCravy
moved] that the remaining live dele
gates be nominated by a nominating
committee, but his motion was with
drawi len Mr. W. W. Harris, of Clin
toil, Moved that tihe delegates he nomi
nated froim the floor. This motion was
rarried unanimously and the follow
Ing were nominated: A. W. Sims, 11.
[t. Todd, F. P. McGowan, Dr. 1). M.
Douglas, W. R. Richey, Sr., T. M. Pin
son, R. 1P. -Babb, R. L. Gray and C. 11.
Owings. .Messrs. Sims, Richey, Babb
Ind Owings withdrew their names
leaving tle other five to be elected
'B i. 'Todd, of the delegation, Is a
resident of Barksdale Station and was
I major in the World War. F. P. Mc
Gowan is nll attorney at Laurens. Dr..
D. M. Douglas is president of the
Presbyterian College of South Carolina
it Clinton. Ur. '.M. Pinson is a mier
3hant of Cross Hill and Mr. R1. L. Gray
is a merchant and banker of Gray
_ourt. Mr. McGowan was designated
by the convention to represent the
counity on the credentials comiittee at
tile state convention.
The meeting was called to order
shortly after 1i o'clock by County
Chairman C. A. Power. t. E. Babb
was elected tem!porary chairman and
Alison Lee wI'as appointed by the chair
as secretary with 'W. S. Power as his
assistant. The roll call of the conven
tion disclosed many delegates absent
and some clubs entirely without rep
resentation in the hall. The rules of
the convention were suspended on a
substitute motion of Mr. J. W. Wells,
of Gray Court, and the delegates lres
ent with time tempowary organization
already elected were made the )erman
Exiiecitlie Coi mmitteeniolm.
The following were reported as
cx('cutive committeemen from te va
irious clubm!s: 1.ani enr City, A. C. Todd;
Lamurmens Cotton 31ill, F. -P. McGowan;
'Pleasant Mound, C. E. Blurdette;
Younds, J1. (H. 'Abecromvble; Watts
Mills, L. M. Kennedy; Crosh 11111, 5.
II. Ooggans; Mountvillo, M. 11. Crisp;
(Iray Court, A. C. Owings; Stewarts
Store, Hi. R. Pryor; Owings, R. M.
T3ryson; liopewell, J. F. Workman;I
(loidville, T. N. Crocker'; Poplar'
Springs, J1. P. Simmons; Cooks Stoi'e.
JT. 11. Cook; Thompson Store, Tr. D.
Farrar; WVoodville, J. E. Whlam; Shi
loh, J. L,. Power; Hickory Tavern, J.
1W. Eellett; Daniels Stor'e, M. W. lill;
~Ekom, J1. C. McDaniel; Mt. Pleasant,
13. M. Cunninghmam; T1ip) Top. A. W.
Sims; Waterloo, W. C. Whlarton; Clin
ton, C. P. Robertson; Clinton 3ii11, ..
M. Clark; Ilenno, J. C. McMillan. The
following clubs faIled to report excecu
tive committeenmen: 1lals, Ora, Lan
for'd, Gr'ays Store, Princeton, Jaydia
Mill and 'Langston. NotIce was given
thant the clumb at Wades had been dis
c'ontinued andi that this club would
mer'ge with the Cross .Hill1 club.
Withm the organization of (lie conlven
tion pefctetd, election of a county
chairman was in ord(er. On motion
of Mr. J. W. Kelleti, C. A. Pdwer was
re-electedl county chairman wvithout op
Position and on motion of Mr. C. W.
f1cCr'avy, Mr'. Jas. T. Crews wvas elect
ed county executive committeeman
without opposition. Thme election of
-delegates to thie state convention was
"then gone into as above reported.
Thie convention 'went on record as
(Contliued on Pagen Wour.)
LOOK OUT AUTOISTSI
Trailc Laws to be Strictly Enforced
From Now On.
The traffle ordinance recently pass
e(d by the iew city council Is to be
strictly enforced from now on, said
'Mayor Richey last night. Since the
passage of the ordinance, ie said, the
officers have been more or less lenient
with traille "traducers", but from
henceforth, look-out! This is the last
warning, lie said.
-ludging by the rapid-Ilre action of
one of thl(e blue-coated brethern ' imme
(liately following these warning words
of the mayor, the spirit of law en
forcement must already have permeat
ed the force Or laken ininlediate pos
ession thereof, for as The Advertiser
ropresentative turned to climb liIn.o
his car the laconic words were sound
ed "Report at mayor's court tomorrow
at 12." le was in(er arrest, by gum!
The gentleman 'was very polite about
the matter, though, and may listen to
Anyway, the lid's on.
('lean-up Day May 12th.
City Council, in formal assembly,
has st apart. Wmednesday, May 12th,
ak: (ean-u) Day in Iliurens and on
that day all the cleaning cohorts of
the city will ie put Into action to
make the city as spick and span "as
the times will permit," as Senator
Dial says in speaking about being hon
est. Householders of the city are re
ilested to clean up front yards as
well as back yards the day before and
place the trash in recepticles on the
streets so that the city g4rbage wagons
can come along and empty them.
Mayor R1lelicy, in speaking of the mat
ter last night, sail that. It was desired
to have the city as clean as possible
for Chautauqua week, May 17 to 2.1.
It might also be added here that The
Advertiser's representative was tak
ingthir.nIcce of.news dqwn also when
the cop "strafed" his automobile, an
account of which appears elsewhere in
Wins First Pliee.
Mr. Z. L. Madden spent last Thurs
day in Greenwood attending a confer
ence of the agents of the Abbeville
Greenwood Mutual Insurance Asso
ciation. The name of Mr. Madden was
announced at the meeting for special
honors, having won lfirst place among
the agents in the amount of fire insuir
ance placed (uring the month of A pril.
Tile total amount of insurance sold by
Mr. Madden during the ipast month
was $217,500. lie was highly compli
mented by the head officials of the
company for his excellent, work, not
only as to the amount but as to the
quality of business. The copiany is
now covering sixteen counties and is
averaging over a million dollars of
insurance per month. (Between fifty
and sixty agents attended the meeting
held in Greenwood last tweek.
Out for Senate.
Mr. Rl. D~unk BloydI, who has served
five terms in the lower' house of the
General Assembly and wvho has been
frequently spoken of as a priobable
candlidate for the state senate, stated
last week that lie had dlecided to en
ter' the race. This makes five entrants
already in tils contest, .\essrs. 0. p.
Goodwin, 0. 1L. Long, Phlil D). -liuff and
Jack Ii. Dlavis having previously stat
ed1 that they wvould be ini the race. Mr.
lloydl saidl that aftei' serving five termis
in the lower' house, lie felt that he was
fully capable of r'eprcsenting the couin
ty in tihe av eyr ioure and very much
covetedl that honor.
Selected ais May Queen.
Miss Sara 'Bishop, daughter of Mr.
arid Mrs. C. R. Blishop, of this~ city,
alhs been selectedi as "May Queen" for'
the celebr'ation at Columbia college to
be held May 4th, according to an an
nouncement inade a fewv (lays ago.
Miss Ihishmop is a menmber of the Fresh
man class and one of -the most popu..
mar young ladies in. school. Mrs.
lisahop, Miss H arriett ilishop, M~lIss
Elizabeth ,Switzer and little .Miss
Kathryn Switzer will go down to 'wit
ness time celebration, little Miss Kath
ryn going to carry the train of the
May Queen In the procession.
I'tay at Grauded School.
TPhe members of the graduating
class of tile high school will give a
play entitled "Miss Foarless & Com..
zany" at the graded school auditorium
F"riday ovening. May 't,
C.M&W. V. TO ADD
Trul11 to an1d From (Areenville In the
Afternoon. To he iven T,.y.oul.
An additionl't train is to be pit
on by the Charleston & Western Caro
lina railway, according to an an
nouncement Ii the Greenville papers
yesterday. The train is to leave Green
vIlle iI the afternoon shortly after I
four o'clock and make the unil to
dLaurens and back to Greenville. Th is
train Is said to have been added at
the request of Greenville business
Imn and people living alonig I he
line of the railroad. It 'will no
(ou)t rove a greLt Convenience ICto
shoviers all along the line.
It is understood that the train will
be given a 60 days try-out and if the
patronage warrants, it will be con
OPEi HlOUSE 1111)8 OPENED.
Piedmont Firm Makes 111r BId for
Oper 11411se Lease.
A Piedmont firm made a bid of $100
per month for the use of the Opera
Hlouse when I. were opeledl at the
out ncil meeting Monday night. This
firm was awarded the lease on consid
eration that they ftirnisb suitable
bond to cover the contract. The pres
ent ressees, Messrs. Lee Bros. & Swit
zer, will move Into their new place in
The Advertiser building I a few weeks.
Their bid on the house was $600 per
year, they stating in their bid that
they Intended to use It only for road
shows and for pictures only when un
uisual business warranted.
The conneil, at the same sitting,
decided to raise the license oti p)ool
rooms from $500 to $1,000 for tile first
table and $100 for each additional ta
ble . This was done following a re
port that iparties were considering op
ening a pool room here.
31E1RIAL 'EXEiL('ISES SUNI)AY.
Menorial Day to he Fttingly Observed
at, the ('emetery Sunday Afternoon.
-.Memorial services will be observed
at the cemetery Sunday afternoon,
May the ninth, at. six o'clock. .\1r. A.
C. Todd will have charge of the excr
eises and it is hoped a prominient
speaker will make a short address for
the occasion. The school children are
iefintested to tmeet at the school butild
ing, at flive-thirty o'clock and march
to the cemetery to place a bouquet of
flowers on each Confederate grave.
The Thos. 1). 'Lake, Jr., Post, American
Legion, is invited to take part in the
Off to (4reece.
1ir. George -Ilondros, a member of
the local Greek colony, expects to
leave in a few days for New York
wvher'e he will take ship for his homtte
land. George expects to visit relatives
and undergo an operation-on his leg,
which has been giving him much trou
ble since he had a faill here several
year's ago. le thinks that he will be
able to get relicf from a famous suir
gron in Athens, although he has had
nlotedi surgeons in this coutrty to
treat hIm. Ie expiects to r'emain for
abottt hriee months and then 'rturn to
this conttry. It 'will be of interest
to his friends here to kntow that
C'hat'lie 1liondros, who also went to
Greece a few months ago has bteen
drafted into the ar'my and is unoale
as yet to r'etui'n.
Announcement is mnade b~y the ilas
10ors of tile cliy that beginninog ton ight
unilon services will be held in the v'a
rious churches to take thme pllaces of
tile regular WVednesday night pt'ay('r
meetings until tihe Gypsy Smith cam
palgn op~ens. The ser'vices will bte held
tonight at the First Piresbytet'ian
church, the sermon being lpreachled
by R1ev. .9. U. Tenmpletman. In order
to give chturch attendants an oprpor
tunity to attend the lyceum attriac
tion, the houtr of ser'vice for this even
lng only will be run up to 7:45 o'clock.
Mt. Plieasant School.
The public is cordiallIy invited to a! -
tend thle commnenceent exercises of
Mt. Pleasant school Thursday evening,
May 13th, at 8:30 o'clock, and also ,to
the schlool picniC on the following
Saturday, theO 15th,.
Ice Cream Supper at Narnie.
The public Ia cordially invitedI to at
tend an ice cr'eam OluiPper at Woodrow
Wilson schoolhouse Friday evening,
May 7th nt. eight o'clock.
SENATOR DIAL SENDS
(AIEETINW TO CON.V ENT'IOPN'
Men. N. 1i. Dial Calls for a I Stand on
Principles oif Delmocracy. (Gov. ( ol.i
per 'nnble to Attend.
II)elegates to lie county conivention)
who expectei the presece( of senl.
N. 11. Dial and Gov. I. A. Cooper were
disappointed at their inability to at
tend. Gov. Cooper set(. a mlevssag to
County Chairman Power stating that
le intended to be lireseit, but that le
was den ied the privilege. Ile wished
for ait harmonious convention.
Senl. Dial, who was detained in
Washington, seit a1 telegram to the
Colv(ltion but its late arrival pre
vetld its belig read. It was as fol
Washington, 1). C., May 3, 1920.
To the Laurens County Democratic
Conven t fi:
I desire to extend to you my greet
ings and to congratulate you upon the
great progress our State is making,
especially along the lines of education
and good roads, but most of all you
are to be congratulated upon your
strong and steadfast adherence to
Jeffersonian and Jacksonian princi
Iles of democracy. If all the people
were as sound politically as -we In
South Carolina, there wotlgd be no
room for the reds, I. W. W., anarchists
and other enemies of their govern
muent, the National progress and re
ligion. There was never a time when
it was more important that. we should
stand true to principle. The situation
demands that we shall see how much
good we can be to our country rather
than he alwa3s endeavoring to see
how little effort we can make for the
up-bitlding of mankind. All good cIt
izens should unmistakably and imme
ilately declare their allegiance on the
soIde of sound morals and sound poll
ties. 'We should eneourage our pvo3(
ple to work hard, splend less and save
more and thus to increase the happi
ness of the families.
The state and the union stand
strongly for your liberties. There is
too much disposition at Washington
to tamper with the rights reserved by
the constitution to the states.
'Prospects for democratic success
tre bright, but we must piIIl together.
We deserve to win on our -party's un
paralled record. We have accomplish
Nd in six years more constructive leg
klation than had been enacted in the
preceding quarter century. Our vie.
tory depends on unity- and the nom
ination at San Francisco of a man who
will stand for principle and for
the rights or all the people.
I was gratified to hear our Gov
ernor, lion. Robert A. Cooper, deliver
so vigorous and heartening a message
to the South Carolina Society of Wash
I'ngton on Saturday evening. Ilis
speech was inspiring and its polley
N. 13. DIAL.
$500 RAISE) FOlH "1"
Eit hiasticit ' Metinug In t lie Coutm
Houmse 310 nilay E teninbg.
At a call of Ri. It. Nickels, chairman
totr thIs coutnty of the Y. M1. C. A. dlrive,
the sutm of ~$500 was raised int the
court house Mlonday nightt 1o complete
this cotunty's qutota of $1,000 alloted by
the central committee In Columbia.
The ot her $500 was raised in ClInton
several weeks ago. Th'le meeting was
alttendeld by about 25 men. Airt. Nickels
prtesidedl ovetr the meeting anid force
ful a(dresses wer~e madle by Mlessrs.
AfartIn, hanham and( ilck ot thle ceni
tral committee organIzation. The ob
ject of the association now, as stated
by thtese speaketrs, was to extend the
work of the Y. 'M. C. A. to the smaller
towvns of the state and ultimately to
the rural districts.
EleI('rle httange IDemtrtttionI.
TIhe IIartney 1lectri'e Comnpany is
mnak ing extensIve pr'eparat iotis for tie
Iilughies electrtic range demonstran'!ott
to be giveni at its place of btsiness
opposlie the 'post otlce, T1hutrsday, IFri
(lay and Saturday of thie week. The
puiibl !e Is n ?ordihal ly Invi't ed- to nattend.
An ex pert ini the culinary atlts wilIl be
present to assIst in the dlemonstrationt.
A special meeting of the Tlhios. D).
Lake, Jr., Post, American LegIon has
been called by J1. MlcC. Biarksdale, Post
Commander, fatr Thutrsday evenIng at
8 o'colck In acoordance wIth inustrute
tions from nptlonal hieadquarters.
Plans for the new membership drIve
and othor important business are to
3INORf CASES TiRIEI.
seconld Week (if Commllonl Pleas M XC NT O B
Court Presided Over by .11idge.
Tle seCold Week of the colt of
,0i11ommon pleas olpeied Monlday morn)It
ing - with Judg~e .as. 1". 'tierfoy, of
IiW l I J 14 i(Igeo vr itsn. k. I c-f A m erican Citizens M urder
WalIterbor'o, lpresidinfg. C'ase's inlv)l~
ing very small amnounltts are big ed by Mexicans
hleard, bu1t the court is makil rapi(
prog ress. 'Tlie following Cases have CHIHUAHUA
been tried since tlie last isst( of thIs
FAI L T RBEL
t'eii(l~illt) tileA rasl cWill C. to .1-414.1. of Alit 'Iizes A Mll er
vs NItilvitttls Colly lor' daitiage.e to an M11%leianl s Mer Mex.
Ai voiobi for the id fndan t s I- i A lt
JIioly tih' auto was lanaged welin i to (o II Waters Ill One.
fell from a bridge over. li:a Creek. W Iitigtoli, M 3.Y -'I'lie 11111ide' or
its beinig alleged tha h e rall was die o Wole! Americans ill Xlexieu, re
to defletive a banisters. 'I'lie tilt wasgl Pi11(l to(ay.1o the Stan r
ror $58. aceeltut ed tle (oice J i witi wiich
''he inext case was that or Miss Ida olliIs lie if.al wa I (Iii aig develop
Smith vs ). A. Hlipp, the suit growi ng iIets beond the border. 'lir( was
out of a trade of automolbiles. The lii t o od ie Whaton
jiry dteided to return each car to ite
origInal owner, ptacing everytlihing as goveriaie oward t li a i'ctO
it was before the tradmle. boa y iit en iiieiglits o4 afeced
Coliuibus 11ugheCs won a verdict of
500 against II. I ftlakelev. In this i Cat iran/a coiifrolled tve rito S.
'as th id ~H~, ~'l o a ~e UT tewiteusts for. a ddit ion a IWa -ili i
-ase the( plaintliff, wh'Io was a1 renlter t ie v st(1 ixc l
im the farm of the d efrendanot. ciaimed I
that ie was ejected frImin the plac ieady had ben for.va rded to the ivy
in Augjst, after lie had imlade a crop
und before he was allowed to gaither it. had Io relatiou to ic latest. inurders,
Ilitheeas o IK B.Thuie vslol Iit Was said to inidicate the view of of
lin the (case (of K. Ft. Tirghcs vs Johtn
I'. Genttry, where the plaintiff allegedtleali as t ia et io lia
tlhe removal from at (dest rution of la l ii at r lita I ly at
roperty on land purch-ased of the do- ...l till be ls ir 'iav ors
eldant, the tury awarded a verdict to On the orde loss of a, ua l0. o
re f meferlelanAt.ccenbulto
1,tilthe ase of . Jo es~ tie fe e als l)e( atise (f its tevnc e
hlnersotn, where tie y-a.nt-im allegedude
ha(e to (- olete rebl i tol o the state cof
at tle trermof ant*i t faltit ra, Chihetahuad wotId bo th wogich re
)ci hIr wr a revlorei- o t a stilt.
itVn'dct. w~s iiyre fo the (. case red e nitdei of Eben Francis reen
htMi'.rony aIternrenng the dnothing heIrs Young ininy waexicans
tadt stth-rented it. to parties whlo at- nexir (113' Oroolt from miles Amrn
L illted to place negroes onl It. 'I. ' ient .e a i e o Ci ty h ph i t
I erson edere the negroes not v i e a ro
lo go on tile place and as -t restilt of anid Ceiimlhztie demfand that the Mexi
his the( failurte (otf i. .joiies to irepair call g tuImoinar t mov Tet mih baffic thed
I hioitse tie stilt was frouagtt. ilhar(ters. .the ini'iep go<eurnrednt.
Illill- ease (Jr G. Y. Ilams and ('vi tnzaI thatrl the Carraizat anthor
. e a") eie reslsisl~ f or tihe wriOtc
Brotlcti of the (trilaws because of the
iig thte sale of two cows, thei ult,'e'wt(S~Iee of M exicati tr(ops in the
)dereed tae cows feorwaed to thev
) righia Iowtlls, leavihg the tua i s in an ed iateio t thlatmr,.
I wasosaid taeindicate of the sa I ving of tile fleet.
prviln wan thatre region nominall att(
il the case of Erxo vs . 11 . fof (estrOntels to Mex lsan waters was
)hseni, ga rage mall11, itti thig from ti-e ii(Jt mnad(I pitIld-c bl . the bl~dief was ex
'efulsal of 1y to pay whiat lie coti- pressed iat, thela would be sent at
iedere aln dnotbitant charge foi iv- OliM.
'airs, \vii., $206, tile .1111ty set t 1 (l tlie lesti'oyets wilt. tbe stationed at
iane 0i the a tit of $W5. La.pio, Jontxpats, Vera Cruz and
\lPhe Court was engaged last fight iotitetis, rlaly to take o any Amer
aIi the cdtse of .. . ' Iiotnasoo vs Mis. icafl5 who my be in aatgeo aither
I. A. Stevens, et aI., nticoe . f o inlii Mexican federal autliorlties
'r'lio asn lneged foa mages as a Ifn- tit rebets. rhe slate department
,IR It of a eol iIsbnl bet weenl lis at t- sliociflal 13 staLted thlat the1(se vessels
mobile Tan that of Mr . St'eils. not to take alho pawe id tile struti
gle aetwnen factlds it noarxsio h
Mli'll, SChIO. (OSlIS were asked fo solely tth ptrovidse a
haven hd case bf need.
h'rogritu, of Lit rolls 3illg, Xt'llooh, Reports Nverie reeived lhere today
('lositig Is A tasonneed. of conferebes atnoleil bty spaeio
The closing exercises (If the Lanl- atives of Obregohe, Villa, aniel Pe
i'Cnl Mill,- -choln will itk.. h(( ..-A and 2.eli ft,!a- whc nlIcae
Ptida vlll, aytatX:)taexicoflCity, bough'ltoin thee te
'cock Th IthlIC s crdall ii-can'oi fmasyin. waxic heity aromptel
vitC t atten. Ocan emphtat deman hate that te
The olowth g pr rad has r e tof ltlnha ~e ne o'
announed fohe st lw asoght etardonts.ThAmranoenet
ite case of- Y. llellams andcted that the CarnzalipI behoig
.on. Own vs Oi'intOliers invockv- t 'ieswere responesharlyo thiCei rotc
nMth ayo to Dcwe outatneftpei'Gr eaws becusteo to
>rdedthte ow raeturns to skt presne any Aexcan tereops aivte
Garlanad ownilsineavengotheiettir aaiimmefithe vounnryy
hen tat case of -rz .rbyvs C.ook <Genters torMoxican es plgd as
2sen, -argehen reulinlfogthelfot mad ecb t ore blief was in
reusat of -ryt a - whoh 'Foldn- 'et feetd oteIisdny
ideedanexoritn charl for nsiIa eorroe- sitC lI~ t
paisvi.,$2Gtejuy setmdt e itsi.Oeonasncddit
-neo h payen of---- $-65.l ~fielnI~emns I
The courtlwa engadlsstely night'/uovoltn thctitttoni
cem t acteon at. lie Thoasonl vschoolrsst. lg(11~toi oesado
Tomon h ale aagee as ao re-- o fitpli' :10i a dt dr~eotI
hauit of Ia colliso betw ehetn hii auof-oeg ai
the Ctrtssed that.Itheandoone bf thnt.iat
liltisleal attrctionssIwhat haeestationesiat
c~l1,ttitelS.Ft t' Iel (ltaI I o t rie onteras redyto takeoay A mer-r~oot
altra I ol my le outni ii ItehaIan1 wtho may11 8 beyto (Isn o dage ater
Pape'. s(itfro i m th o mak can federal s trte
or tht rebels The(1 sta te t dpatent
mtte nd thtof .\1rs.a SIevns. 101 t1ocokI i ntieto
AboutfiftyaIJIII~ans stool 'tee nt ol Amay. ptin thile i s
I CC~~i' eam~atonhel b Stpe'- oralyetweedfaton in l.lxc u
Proenden of Ldauen Mi.s 'I' 0llon001 .
Inthloiti Anosaud. O hs E~teei niuie
caTs. Mloingio sxtrcies oftht Laruf-enamntohr(atgtr,1do
rma ills u ch aot wolkli a tr hewdigt take plaacei
Thursday tevening, 3aye 6thaied 8:-3