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VOUMEXV .LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1920U
IN GOSEPLL CASE
Jury Deliberates for Fif.
TO GRANT BOND
Afler )e)lberating for Fifteen Hiours
Twelve .lrors Declare They are
U11nalei4 to Agree in the Case of Jake
(ositell on 'rial for Murder of
U0reenville. May 18.-After a dellb
'eration of 15 hours a general sessions
court jury failed to agree on a verdict
in the case of the State against Jake
'Gosnell, deputy collector of internal
revenue, charged with the murder of
Sheriff H endrix Rector, July .1, 1919.
and Circuit Judge T. J. Mauldin At
10:l today ordered a mistrial.
While no member of the jury has
made any positive statement as 1n
how the jury voted on the several bal
lots taken, it is understood-that they
stood 0hht for aequittai and fouir for
conviction of murder. When the first
ballot vas taken the vote was 7 for
acquittal and flive for conviction, but
later one of the jurors for conviction
switched over to the acquittal side
and no further change could be
brought about. The question of pol
itics, it is declared did not enter at
all into t*he deliberations of the jury.
judge Mauldin stated this morning
that he would give the defendant the
opportunity to give bond, but as yet
he has not decided what amount shall
be required. Gosnell can arrange
ball for a considerable sum and it Is
believed he will be released from jail
as soon as Judge Mauldin decides on
the sum, probably by tomorrow.
The case went to the jury at 6:18
o'clock yesterday afternoon and at 10
o'clock last night the foreman noti
fied Judge Mauldin that an agreement
seemed impossible. He sent the 12
men back tellIng them.to.try to reach
an agreement, but at 12 o'clock they
retired without having come together.
Upon the Convening of court at 9:30
this morning the foreman again stated
that agreement was impossile and
Judge Mauldin ordered the mistrial.
Failir to ag ree .as caused little sur
prise to those who have-'. followced the
Amrunients Were Eloquent.
Arguments running the gamut of
all human emo "crs were heard by
counsel for the defense and state yet
terday, argumuents logical, dramatic.
analytical and powerful. Every phase
of the ease was toutched upon and
there appeared nothing left. for 'the
imagination of the jury. Able law
yers on one side vie( with equally
learned and capable attorneys on the
other in a battle marked by frequent
flights of eloquence, dramatic cli
maxes and( able expositions of law.
Jas. Hi. Price opened the argument
for' the state in a 3(0-minute speech.
lie was followed by E. M. Bllythe fmn
the dlefense, D)avid M. Smoak, for the
state, was then heard, after which
0. C. Wychi held the floor for the de
Proctor A. flonham, for the state,
andl Thomas 1'. Cot'hrani for defense,
&ime next, Alvin -H. Dean closed tot
the dlefense and Solicitor J. IRoberi
Martin closed for the state,
D)uring the address of Attoreny
Smonk for the state scores wer<
moved from laughter to ears. Gos
nell's faithful wife moved her chair i0
little closer to the man on trial ani
great teatrs rolled from her eyes ai
states' counsel pictured her husbanm
as "an anarchist when Rector's nami
'Is mentioned, a treacherous character
a tell tale and a doule crosser." Mr
Smoak held the coat of the slaih
sheriff up to the gaze of the jury an'
exclaimed dramaticoailly: '?P'his wit.
ness nobody can question. It is the
Incarnation of the voice of the dead
i. sp~eaks loudly but one word, 'mur
der', murder.' Allow me to lay thi
blood of the slain at your feet and asi
you in God's natne to avenge by lav
the death of the man who Was shot ii
Miss Valborg Klingberg, of Stock
- oim, Sweden, who is temporarily re
siding in New York, spont several day
last week with Miss Frances Davis.
CITY GRADED SCHOOLS
iaceaulnurente Serion Sunday Night
Marks Close of 1919-20 Session of
The commencement exercises of the
Laturenis graded school came to a close
Sunday evening at the First Baptist
church when the annual baccalaureate
serion was preached by Rev. J. 13.
Green, ). 'D., of Greenwood. Dr. Green
hold up a life of usefulnes and ser
vice as the goal to be striven after by
young peopl who would justify them
selves as citizens and Christians.
The graduating exercises were held
in the school auditorium Friday even
ing when the annual literary address
was delivered by Dr. W. S. Currell,
president of the University of South
Carolina. Dr. Currell took as his sub
ject, "The Four Corner-Stones of Suc
cess". These corner-stones lie de
scribed as a well defined purpose in
life, persistance in that purpose, per
sonality and wlll-power, developing his
theme with a wealth of words and I.
lustrations which charmed his audi
once. Superiniendent ii. M. Gasque
presided over the exercises and Rev. C.
T. Squires delivered an invocation.
Aiiss Eda Riddle delivered th" elu
salutatory and Miss Elizabeth Senn
the valedictory, both being accorded
Presenl tation of Medals.
Following the presentation of diplo
mas by the superintendent, ied-il
awards were announced. Rev. A. I,.
Holler presented the D. A. R. medal for
the best essay written by any pupil of
the school on South Carolina history to
Miss Emmie (ou Washington. The
McGowan medal, awarded by Admiral
Samuel McGowan to the member of the
MlcGowan Literary Society writing the
best essay on one of a number of topics
suggested by the donor, was presented
by Mr. Phil ). Huff to Miss Caroline
'Holmes. Mr. Huff, in his own behalf,
presented a prizewhich he had previ
ously offered for the highest mark in
Latin and literature. This was won by
Mliss Nell Jones. The 0. B. Simmons
medal for proflciency in military tac
tics was won jointly by Fred Bishoi
and .Roy Childress. The award of this
medal was made by Mayor W. I.
Tihe medal awarded by the school for
highest proflciency in all phases of
school life was won by '.l Iss Nell Jones
The presentation of this medal was
made by Rev. C. T. Squires.
The (Graiduatinlg Class.
The graduating class this year
composed of the following:
Mlontel th Ca1Ino, presbien of til
class; Misses Sarah D1 unlap, Craer
Pearl Finley, Mary Gisque, Rosa Gray
Hlarriette IHughes, Nell Long, IEdun
Owens Riddle, \Iary Roper, EIlzabetl:
Senn, Sarah Lois Taylor, Annie Lauric
Thompson and Annie Lee Wade.
Announcement has been made tha,
Supt. Gasque will head the school,
again next year.
Gent. Ernest (Aarlinagton Here.
Mir. J. W. Todd and family had at
their guests last wveek Brigadier Gen
oral Ernest F. Garlington, retIred, o
Washington, D). C. Geni. Garlingtom
is a native of Newberry but has a wide
family connection in this county. A:
adjutant and inspector gener~al of the
army, Gon. Garlington won a wide
reputation for efflciency and executivy
ability, his dlepartment being thor
oughly organized during his Ineum
hency. Upon his retirement from the
army after complleting the required
term of service, he took up his resi
dtence ini Washington, where lie nov
QUTI FIlt S9ILICITh'l
Now Appears tait Two ('andidaite
are to be ini the Field.
According to a news report in th
Abbeville Press and Danner last wee}
J. Howard Moore, of that city, is t
1)e in t'ho race this summer for at
iicitor of the eighth circuit in oppc
eition to Solicitor Homer S. Bllacki
well who will be in the race to sur
coed hi:uself. Mr. Moore is a lawvye
at the Abbeville bar and is represeni
ing his county in the state senate.
Arrested for Wife Desertion.
Kirk Carter, a white mian who ha
boon living at the Watts Mills for ses
eral weeks, was arrested by the sheri:
and his deputy last week and turne
over to the sheriff of Madison, N. C,, o
a warrant for wita desertin.
Des Moines, Towa, May 17.-Ilenry P.
'Davison, of J. P. Morgan 'C:)., chair
mian of the board of governors of the
league of Red Cross societies, told the
general conference of the Methodlat
1Episcopal church here today that
"one of the most terrible tragedies in
the history of the human race Is being
enacted within tite broad belt of teri-l
tory lying between the Baltic and the
'Black 'Seas. in this area are the new
Baltic states, Poland, Czecho-Slovakia,
lIraine, Austria, 'llungary, Rumania,
Montenegro, Albania and Serbia.
MAr. Davison asked that congress Im
mediately appropriate not exceeding
$500,000,000 for use of the countries of
central and easternI Europe. Ile re
quested that congress call upon thite
president to appoint a non-political
commission of three Americans, who
should survey the conditions in the-e
countries and allocate materials to
them wit hount Interference.
He suggested that. the illigation
should muin for 15 years.
-I am confident," he said, "that our
action would be followed Iy the gov
ernments of Grat iiritain, ilmlnd, of
tile Scandinavian countries, Spain,
Japan and Perance and Belgium and
Italy would help to the hest of their
31ls. MA RY M1ei)IL1,
KILLED BY TRAIN
Aged Ora Womau Meets Death Wheni
Freight Train Runs Her Down From
Mrs. Mary 'OfDill, an aged woman of
Ora, was run over and almost instant
ly killed near her home last Friday af
ternoon who na, freight train on the
C. & W. C. railroad came up behind her
and struck her before she was able to
get off the track.
Harriette Irby, a colored 'woman, the
only eye witness who testifled at the
inquest, said that she heard the train
blow three times anid when she looked
toward the railroad she saw a woman
walking between the rails about ten
yards ahead of the train. She was
about a hundred yards from the scene
of the accident and when she arrived
where the body lay the triz In had stop
ped and the engineer and fireman were
staiding by. The testimony at the in
<ieist was brief 111d threw little light
on the cause of the aceident, hut tit
enigin eer is repIortedI as sayVing that1
ie brought his train to a stop as soon
as lie could after lie sighted tihe woman
oi the track.
The deceased was betweeii 7o and 75
years of age. She was buried at Ora
'Priday. She is survived by one daugh
ter, Miss, 1Eliza Mc)ill, \vho lived with
'I'WI l)HIOUSES RUltN.
Flames 1limi Tlwo Houses ()cnpiedI by3
Ne'groes Early Mondaliy Moring.
7Two fr'ame dwellings, one a large
two-story blmilding, locatedl on a iream
street near Sexton's maChine shop
were destrmoyed by firie about daybireali
Monday nmorniing. The 'tire star'tc.
fmrom aii unknowvn or'igin In thet large'i
of the two b~uiildings, owned by PriatI
- Subler, a coloired famer, and oceu let
-)by tenants, -it was a mass of flamem
when the alarm was given andi the fire
men had little chance to save it. Thi
flames spread to anothem' fr'ame build
ing next door occuied by Char'lott<
Thompson, also colored, and It tot
went up in flames. Very little fui'ni
ture w~as saved fi'om the 'fi'st building~
but, much of the contents of the secon:
building .was saved.
1)4Death of (A. P. Woods.
Mr. G. P. Wloods, magistrate a
a Fountain Inn, tiled at his home thor'
'Friday night following a stroke of ap
. pophexy at Greenville while attendlnj
.the Democratic convetnion In Green
.. ville May 10th. 'Tho funeral tool
r place at Fountain Iinn Saturday aftei'
-noon at 4:30 o'clock. The deceased lI
surv'ived by his widow, who Is a ass
ter of Mr. .J. C. Owings, of this city
angl the following children: Owing
s Woods and Mrs. M. E. Riddle, of Foun
-tain Inn; Mrs. R. T. Wilson, wife o
7t the superintendent of education of thii
d county; Mrs. C. P. Cook, of Greenvllle
a and Miss Katherine .Woods, who Is
student at Winthrop college.'
G DOWN IN EAST
Mr. Davison said he was custodian
of authoritative reports "recording ap
palling conditions among millions of
peo!ple living in eastern :urope. "I
believe," .he said, "that the apathy and
indifference which prevail today are
utie alone to the fact that American
Iwople have not grasped the dreadful
"The reports which come to its tmak
it clear that in these war-ravished
lan(s civilization has biroketn dowi.
Mln, womtten and children are dlying by
thousands and over vast once-civilizod
areas there are to be found neithe'r
methodicai appliances nor medical
skill sullIv'elt to cope with the devas
Suimitnarizitig these reports, .\1r.
'Davison said that one of the worst
typhius epidem ics in tile world's history
Iow existed among the Poles who wter'e
threatented with, wholesale starvation
tis summer; that typhus, influenza,
smll1pox or- tulbercullosis existed in
Servia, Rumatia and the Ukraine at(
that there was lack of medicine, soap
antd physicians to combat these d iseas
es. iie.pointted to the menace of typhus
'at. our threshold" and asked how long
before it "might creep to our- owin
CHA3IElm OF COM331El(RCE
SE'EKS NEW IEM HllElS
Yearly Iues Iiicreased nd Provislon
Maide for Moithtly Bniquets.
At the meeting of the chamber of
commerce last week the constitution
of the body was amended In several
ways in order to make It more effective
and to secure a larger moinibership.
The principal change in the constitt
tion had to do with finances, it being
decided to raise the dues from $9.00
per year to $30.00 with the general tn
derstanding that a substantial supper
or banquet Is to be served at each
Ieeting. It is proposed to have these
suppers served cither at the hotel .>r
Iin a hall secutred for the purpose
where some charitable or)gtalizalion
may setve it for the pro-it. to accrue lo
themviRR. The -plat of havinig the sipper
at each regiar lleeting has beenl ttil
in other cities and is said to hive
worked with coins iderab Iv sittes, the
mtteetitigs always being well attemb !
and much101 itterest being shown.
At a meet ing of a 'ommittve on mem
bership held during the latter part of
tite wevek, It was decided to put oRn a
member-ship campalin Friday morning,"
.\May 2Nth, whevii it is hoped to seur(e
a large membership for the body and
revive Iinterest in its activities. Com
mittees will be announced next week
to make a thorough canvas of the town.
l'IlS SAVE l'ENNIES5.
Saivinigs Society att Graded Schools
"Salt Down" Neat Sumi in Tihrlii
For'ty-thr'ee bioys andi girls btelonlg
hng to the G;eorge Warhuingtonl Savings
Society of IauIrenCs city schtool hiave
coutnted upl the penniesC they have sav'ed
diuring the school yeart just ending,
and~ found that the total amounts to
$l30. Milss Anitoiniette Moore, secr'e
tary of the society, repor'ts that miem
tiers hlave inv'ested tils money in
thrift stampls to Insur'e its safe keeno
ing. 'Te club organized last fall,
biecotning otne of aptproximlately elevent
thousand school savings societies itt
tils dtstrilct, withl tile object of learnl
lng to ear'n aRnd save mloney for some
big futur'e need, such as a college edtt
cationl. The excellent shoin~tg miade
for the year's wor'k indicates, it Is
thought, tihe value of tile schlool sav
ings cliub movemlenlt and Its possibili
ties for' ig achievements In the fit
turte. Maty b)oys anti girls ar'e already
laying pllans for' summtler wvork wichl
will br'ing In money to be credited to
thteir clubs wh'len schlool reC-opensl nlext
To Keep Square Cleat),
In order that tile piublic square may
- e kept as clean as possible Mayor
! Richey has requested that store-keep
era of the city provide themselves with
,trash cans and empIty the store sweep
i ings Into t'hom every morning instead
of dumping themn Into the street.
South ('aruohlita Democracy ill ild
Its Ien111111 ('olerence in Col num
bill. Somiv of (lie Work.
Columbia, .lay 17.-TI' he State ullemo
mratic Executive Committee will hold
I liieetling in Coltiibia tomorrow night,
to conlsider resolu t Ions and other ma -
tel's to colie before the state demo
cratie conveitlon. Ashley Toblas, of
Columbia, secretary of the state coi
mit IItee I- send Iding out today notices to
the couty members, asking thei !o
attiend the meeting. The state demo
cratic colivention iieets Wednesday at
The ie'tling of the 1tate committ e'
will be held in the state house at S
o'clock. It Is expected that. a resoi
tion will be inirodiced and considered
by this comimittee, because its presen
tation to the state Convenition, calling
for an amendment to the party rules.
providiig for women votes in the pri
maries. W. P. Pollock, of Cheraw,
Senator Christensen, of ilean fort, and
others are expected to back this reso
lution. though general opinion holds
that, tle resolition will not pass.
A resolut ion will also be introduce'I
(eidorsinig ihe Wilsont admtil nist ration,
nid this will doubtless pass without
a dissentIng Vote. It is not thought
likely that any wine and beer resolu
tion will be iitrodliced.
Otne of the iterest iig matters to
collie before the convention will be the
election of a state chairnian. .lohn11
Gary Evans, the present chairman, an
iiouices that he will not offer for re
election. The name of Thimas P.
Cothran, of Greenvillo, speaker of the
house, hais been imeltioied, but Air.
Colhran Is quoted as saying be will not
have the office.
,Still another Important election 's
that of the state member of the Na
tional Democratic convention. This Is
expected to be an interesting contest,
and it Is freely predicted that John
Gary Evans, the -present committee
mai, will be re-elected. Friends of
Senator Dial are mientioniing his name
as candidate for the committee seat.
The state executive committee us
ually meets after the tsate conventition
but this year Mir. Toblas is calling the
committee to meet. before, in orderl
that pr'eliiinary matters may be di
posed of ald becatise of thle fact th.i
lie coiveitioni itself will coitilue lat'r
into the iiight, making It inadvisable
to iave the conimittee meetiig aftor
tile convention adjou'riimeit.
The convenitin will elect dlat
to the mlatiollal conivelitioni ini San
Franicisco, l wiie as many delegates is
Ihere are South Carolina members of
iBoth Coveririi Cooper and foruner
Governor U.. I. Maining have indi
cated their willingness to be elected
as delegates from South Caroliia to
the national democratic convention in
San Francisco. Senator Dial has in
dicnted that he does not wiant the lon
Oir, (1u1 to pre'ss of otherci busin ess, bt
It is b11 elieved thiat Seniator' Smith .wiil
beC in .iiositlon to servei'.
Gover'nor' Cooper' was aske'l by the
.Journal corresponden'n if ho vould
ser've as a dielegte to San Franicisco,
in Case he wier'e elected "'1 have' been
honored biy the (deumocrat ic Party in
Sotth Carolina sever'al tImes,"' thle gov
ernior' repliedl, "andl I will serve fui'th
er in whatever capacity the democr'ats
otf the state may call uipom nc to serve.
I wotuldl conisider it an honior to be
electedl as one of the state's r'epr'esen
latives at the San Francisco conven
Gover'nor' Manining, 'who camne to Co
lumbia Saturday to take up his rei
dene hieire, has Indicated also that lie
will accept thle honor, if it Is given himi.
Thier'e Is considerable speculation as
to who willl be elected as delegate in
the place of Senator DIal. Col. Tiolme';
II. Spings, of Greenville, and L. 1).
.Jennings, of Sumter', have been men
tioned, It Is thought that an uip-statei
man wvill be elected as the former gov'
ernor and M1r. Jennings are froim the
In eachi of the congr'esslonal districts
there is a considerable amount of
talk as to the best distr'ict dhelegates
to San Francisco. The state demo
cratic convention in ColumbIa 'promis
es to be one of considerable interest.
Mr. and Mrs. HI. ID. Rantin, of Clin
ton, spent several days In the city
last week as 'guests of Mr. and Mrs.
inhas n. Ymu.
M14K[S IlS [SC4P[
.ack of Food and Weter
.uitive Presldent Said to lave Left
Cap1ial wvith inrge Fun of Monley
andI Valuable T1reausres. Governor
of Vera Criuz 3akes Ills Escape.
Vera Criuz, May 17.-General Can
lido Aguilar, governor of the state of
Jera C'ruz and son-in-law of Plresidcnt
"arrainza and w%-ho has been virtual!y
prisoner of revol utionary forces near
lrozaba for the past week, escaped last
light. it is believed he is trying to
loin CarranaL, who fled into tle moun
tains near Chalchicomula on Friday,
tind who, so far as known, has not as
t' been located. General Aguilar has
u ith him about 300 of his followers.
Pu'ii rsuit of Carrantza iF being vig
r)rouisly pislh'd by General Pedro San
Lhez and Iliginio Agui lar, leaders of
the revolutionary forces, which fought
a grii battle with Carranza's army
near Rinuconada last week. They have
a superior force of cavalry and are
earching telh mountains for some trace
of the fugitive president. (eneral
Medina left here tody over the Inter
Oceanic railroad for ti1k purpose of in
tercepting Carranza if he attempts to
reach the state of Vera Cruz.
Lack of food and water had lowv
ered the morale of Carranza's men so
that their defeats at the hands of the
revolutionists was a comparatively
easy task, says a dispatch from the
Associated Press correspondent in the
battle zone. .le has just been joincd
by a coriespoiident of the newspaper
I1 Dictamen, of Mexico City, which
was with Carranza when lie lIed from
.\Mexico City on '\ay 7 and witnessed
much of the fighting around San Mar
cos and Rintconada.
When revolutionary troops swept
down on the capital, Carranza decided
to flee, clinging to the idea that it was
necessary for lim to reach Vera Cruz
imd establisl his executiv powers. l is
trains carried 10,000 mien and a largo
amouit of: war munitions, in addition
to the presidential silite and govern
menit fiuidis and archives. On May 8,
Ih t arranza train renehed Apizacco,
whetc they were joined by troops comt
manzilded by General Pila r Satnchez.
h'liey tIhetn imhilied lin, but soon tie en
ginte r reported they coilI. go n1o
fit'iiher because the l o coiotives Were
out. of water.
The troops detrainted and pusiied on
down Ite road, defeating a foret' of
revolutionists which tried to check
After the track had been cut Ie
hind it, means were found to take the
presidenitial train fuither toward Vera
Criuz', and on M\ay 11 it reached San
M iarcos. R incotiada wals reache'd the
next daly and there a battle was fought
againist troops commanded by General
.\lireles, wthichi were defeated b~y the
heavier columns commtfandied by Car
TWi~ Oi0R ANNOUNCiMENTS.
C. A. I ower 3lakes Formal Annitouneie
meni tim orlerk of (ouirt anmd ,inck U.
D~a'is for State .Sente('
'ITwo aditional announicetments of
(andidates ar'e carriedl today. Mi'. C.
A. Powter, wvho has served twvo terms as
clerik of court, makes formal anniounlee
nment of his candidacy for another term
andl .\r. Jack HI. Davls, who served in
the lower' house of the legislature last
year, makes his announcement for tho
Althou-gh he has not formally an
nouinced his candidacy, Mri. .John N.
WVrigth, magistrate for Laurens town
ship, statedl a few days ago that he
wvould lbe In the race for re-election
thuis year. No other candidates are at
present out for this office.
War-Ti'me Pig Ordinance Stands.
After considlering the different phas
es of the matter the board of health
has decided not to sus~pend the iwar
time :ilg ordinance, stated 'Mayor
Richey yesterday. Although the or
dinance will .probably lie repiealed next
year, it has .been decided to allow the
raising of pigs in the city tinder the
same regulations that have prevailed
fnr the nnat year or two.