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SUPPORI 1S.P [DG[D
Sale of Bonds Is Endorsed
Mass Meeltig of (Citizens Monday
Pledges Support to Ilighway Coni
mission in its Enldeavor to Dispose
of $100,001) of New Itond flonds.
With the county highway commis
slon face to face with an cil)ty treas
ury and the county's road work liable
to be held up indolinitely, a mass
meeting of citizens in the -:ourt house
'Monday afternoon gave its unquali
lied endorsement to the plan of the
county commissioners to dispose of
the $100,000 bonds provided for at
the last session of the legislature even
though :one satr!!noo would have to
he made in selling them in the pres
ent, bond market. Geo. M. Wright,
secretary of the highway Commission,
ex planed that very advan tageous con
tracts had already been signed for tile
completion of the road froni Cllnton
to Laurens, and tIat the saving 011
these contracts would be enough to
offest any loss that might arise from
the sale of the bonds at this time.
Mr. Wright reviowed the work of
the highway commlission and asked
tie meeting to hell) solve tile press
ing lroblem now before it. le said
that tile road from Princeton to Lau
rens had been conilleted with the ex
ecptlon of several bridges now under
Construction. The road from Kinards
to Clinton had been completed and al
so the road from Cross H Iil1 and
.\ountville to the vicinity of Cold
Point. 'rie road from Cold Point to
Laurens, lie said, was practically
Colelited with tile exception of tile
building of one bridge nearing com
'pletion and that this road would
probably be completed this week. A
mille of road had also been coilelted
bet ween Lanford and Enoree. The
original $300,000 derived from bonds,
with i a small amount of state aid, he
said, had been expended and more
funds were urgently needed to carry
on the work. It was the especlal de
sire of the comiiIsslon, ie said, to
complete tle road betiween Clinton
alnd] Laurens this summer but this
would have to be given 111) Unless
more ftinds were provided.
Dr. . K. Alken and several oothers
icommended the abilIty and fidelity
with wl hi the commission had car
riled oil its work all pledged their
sullport in carrying on tile work fiur
The following resolutions, prolosed
by a committee appointed" from -the
floor, were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, that it is tile sense of
this citizons' meeting that the LIautrens
cunty I igh way Commission, having
secured very favorable contracts for
'the r'oad wvork projected, is hlerebly re
(luested to cottinue said work 1)y as5
ilsttinlg in the sale of bonds provided
f'or thait Ipurptose to tile best advan
tage, thereby saving tihe tax payers
more b~y reacsonl of hlolding the pres
enlt conltracts thlan will be lost b~y un
avoidlable dIscount on tihe bonds.
Mrs. .tlva liiihtower
Mrs. Alva .Hiighltower, eldest dlaught
telr of Mr. TI. Ri. Wolff, formerly of thIs
Counlty butt nlow a resident of Ander
Boll, diedl at 11er home1( in Anderson
Saturday afternoon and wvas hurled
ther'e the following day, BesIdes her1
parents anld other' r'elatives shte is sulr
vived hy lher hlusband andh aln lufai~t
child. 'Mr. B. M. WVolff, of tis city,
an uncle of thle dleceased, was amlonig
those who attended thle funeral.
,With, Diais-lRoper Company
Alir. F". C. '1lT'rner, of (.affney, has ae
cepted a ptositionl as manager of thle
dry goods dopar'tment of thle Davis
-Repel' Complanly andi catered upon his
duties ther'e Monday morning. Mr.
Martin liar had a long business ex.
per'ience wvithI large dry goods houses
and conmes to Liaurenls ighlly recomn
Tirades Display Here,
Tile Automobile Trades Display, sent
out, from Columbia, arrived in the city
last niht and will give exhibitions
in Laurens today. A public meeting
will ,be held this morning ia the coiart
hannae to which the Dublic Is Invited,
3MASS M1EETING SATURDAY
Speakers to Outline 1la1ns of South
Carolina Derelopment Board.
A mass meeting of citizens of the
city and county has been called for
Saturday morning in the court house
when the plan of the South Carolina
Development Board will be outlined
by speakers sent here from the con
tral organization In Columbia. Among
the speakers will be -Sen. Nells 'Chris
tensen, of Beaufort, and flon| Jesse
Boyd, of Spartanhurg. Mr. Boyd Is a
native of this county and for several
years has represented Spartanburg in
the Legislature. A large crowd is ex
pected to attend the meeting and as
sist in lining up ILaurens in the or
Mr. A. C. Todd, who is acting chair
man for this county, will preside over
the meeting. Following the addresses
a permanent organization for the
county will be gone into.
A-4teded Leion 3[eeting.
Messrs. Carl Harksdale, W. H. Rich
fy, Jr., Phil ). Il(uff, Floyd .lartin and
11. I. T. Todd retu rued to t he city l't
night after attending the ann l State,
ronivention reiterated its previous Po
held in Spartan burg yesterday. The
roilnvent ion 1reitera ted its previois po
ition on ithe bonlus question, takIng
the pesilion that it Would leave the
matter entirely in the hands of eon
4r ess. It. also we(lt on record a oi
posing the idea of secession from Ihe
national organ lizat ion as I uggested
from wohnnila several weeks ago.
Mr. IM uf was app'ointed 1hairInIt of
Iithe state conttitutionalI cornmmittee.
Heyward '.\lhon, of G;reenville, was
elected state commanitder for the en
O~ypsy Smuith 31 eetIng.
barge crowds cont inue to at tetnd thte
Oypsy Smith, Jr., revival services on
he Gr'aded School groundi~s and t he
evangelist Is muaking a deep impress
ion on his hearers. Suday evenin
a collection was taken itp to dleftay
thme actual expenses of the mieeting, ai
total or approximately $2,.->00 hielng
'ont rihbuted to tIs eaue. On ae
(ount of the large attendance, the
commnittec in charge atre arratgintg to
have the tent enlargedl sonmc time this
.\fr. and \ rs. John A. I licks cele
brated the fIfteenth anniver'sary of
thteir married life with a linen wed
ding at their home on Farley avenue
Saturday evenitng. TPhe house was
tast efumlly d(ecor'ated totr the occasioni
andl made a pre'tty ap~pear'ance. Dut.
ting the evetning a large nuimber of
guests called to congrattulate them tup
on the happy occasion and many beau
tiful gifts were sent them by friends
and relatives hetre and elsewhere.
During the evenitng del iciouse refrecsh
mnts wore served.
Mir. S. Van Sant, who loft this~ couin
ty about forty years ago and has since
mtade his hpmne in Oklahoma, has been
visiting Mr. Wright Sims and other re
lativen in the cournty for the nant week.
raphs of Overthrow
-These photogralphs just received fi
tionists inairching through Mkexico City,
of thle Mlexicanl nalvy dockced ait Vera Ci
of thie country. The revoilutionar, Iy jll
the capital city. President Carranza v
had begun the fligh' whieh ended in It
,1j%'WE~IY THlEFT BASIS FORt PLA'
Diiscovery licen~jactted for Detectives1
at Caru-1so Hiome. Thieves Not
'Foundf. Itobbers Who Jmde Geta
way with Five Hfundired Thousand
ollar Ilaul Still Free. '
asthampton, N. Y., June -
discovery of thle theft of $500,000 worth
of Jewels from thle country home of
nrico 'Caruso was reenacted today
for thle benllft of thle score0 of detec
tives who are trying to solve the mys
'Mrs. Carus~o, hier sister-in-law and
te servants acted and spoke, so far
is they, could remember, just as they
Id last Tuesday night after thle ring
ing of a burglar alarm led to (the- rev
elation that the jewels had disap
'Il chiaracters in tlie mnelodrama
ver y even dressed as they were cTies
ino- ight. The rising of the curtain
teveals Mrs. Caruso and irs. Park
Beijaii , ., 1d. thie sitting room.
.Caruso's maid i up)81trs1. Giiorge
itzgerald, the chaffeur, out lin the
diriveway leading toethe house.
A detective sets off te bur Llar
dlarm 4n1 the jewel caskceet lin .\rs. Ca
.\lris. Caruso and .\rs. Henjamin
itarlt ups'itairs, thenI h(sitatV, thinlkinlg
foe bhhglar ofay be aroud fhe hose.
\Urs. 'arso tries to telephon to mys
a'e house to warn h itzgeralw. nder
s no abnswer. itzgerald rushes into
"I oard that bell , e elesh. "What
ouchedl that boxi'
'eveavs!"'s crieso .\nt Cars. ".\i'y
itzgeald thaw eafrevoute, runsh
In ead leire to ht the us. .ls
At adfaetite s o thebrmla
unitzgrad u4t the spocake t in the. '
lraivtewa iher te indesi te emptyin
lel bcagns. n'lea'iiiiti iii
5 itazser.d, in teatld rdsesectve
leoohai hleh neihy u.
peete h' i, l~h' he d 'ot hav robbeda
i('ioodii5emplo'ies .liCaulso hoMay
hi'm $i'180 i'LV' a nthlbesidesikeeping
bumtl and fasily.ai'i Th f er mive
bit $50'h i i to ter wot ihn the
l1f ri~ whaanarehenty fidhe empty
lit sgge eda new i ('am's to del eie
odas y mntoning hanthrty after
I)tdiiihe wodpaud not hane inae
Frtooen luiform,' asc(ompanied byo la
himaniS amotht bsdes. karpin.
.\sr. And Eumily. Powe tenof .\ar.
C. $A. oery whokar among tei grad
lefte fof Furan Uneriy hisar,
lisuggited hee bani fore t he
Laues yational Bank tand shotl antw
coieng out( r' the~ money, markiin up
thodoit s , a n d tokeen .dwn the'm
Mi.A 'g owerrdraftfs.r
.A.Powracho mng therayCo rad
Rev. T.eC. atuil wankrc andIto
Dor'roh Presqby terlan chi itch, Gray
Court, nest Sunday" aftern m )nat 4
'omn Mexico, show the successful revolu
and the gunboat which comprises most
'uz awaiting orders from the new rulers
diers were enthuslastically welcomed In
'Ith his few faithful supporters already
OUT FORl U. S. SENATE.
ion1. WV. C. Irby States That lie WIill
Enter Itace for U. S. Senate This
lion. W. C. Irby, for ten years a rep
resentative from this county in the
legislature and at one time a candi
(late for governor of the state, has
definitely stated that he will be in the
race this year for the United Stite
senate to Succeed Senator E. I.
Smith, whose terni expires next
March. RI.is understood that Mr. Ir
by, In his campaign, will stress the
need of governmental aid to farmers
in the storage and sale of their pro
Mrs. Mande labb.
Mrs. Maude Richardson Babb, wife
of Clarence M. Blabb, former mayor
of -Iauirenls, died Friday afternoon at
the family home on South lI I arper
street after an illness of three or four
dlays duration. It was not generally
known that Mrs. labb was sick and
the annotn coimen t of her sudden death
late in the afternoon came as a great
shoek to her friends and family.
The funeral services .We e hl Sat
u rday afternoon at. the Luetnis (eile
The d((c'ased, before her al r riage
to Mr. IHabb abouit 2.. year s ago, waS
Miss a\Maud iichardson, the step
dautig h ter of ii. Terry, a well known
merchant of ILairens. In addition to
Ie itisbald, Mrs. IBabb is surlvived
by two daighters, .\i's. A. S. l'erry,
wife of it e manager ofr the Laurens
tlotel, aind Miss; i'lise labb, a teacher
ini the uii )Ic schools, and ci wo sons,
Cla rence andi iihar iii abbh. .. Na
than R liha rdson is a sturv ivi ng broth
er' of the deceased.
Mirs. llabb was a 'ontsistenit mf~iembe
of th e Fi rst Method(1ist cihuireh and she
was idlentifiedi with dlifferet. chtirch
and civic organizatlions in wiebi ena
pacity she was always a valuied
Mrs.i*: 10ibeih C. 'Murphi~ly, wifte of
t he late A. M. Murphy, and eldest
dIautghter oif '. 11. and IsablulIa lliw
lanud, dlied at her home11 .1 tnet 9, I 920,
after a fewv days illness. She was in
h1r et igh ty-tir id yeari. IFuniera':l ser'
vle('s were' held at IHooky Spirinigs
Churchu, wihere sihe had bieein a dle
She is sttrvivedl by two children, C. TI.
Mutrphy anti Mr's. W. TP. Renn, ando
thr'ee sisteirs, 'Mrs. Maggie I. Ilamlage'
and~ Mirs. Molissa 0. Fergusonl, of hut-.
gen, Ark., andh .Mrs. ilosa F'ranks, or
Greer', S. C.
Strike at Launidry
The w ahmen and ,w"shwomien at
thle L.aurens Steaml Laundr'y went ott
on strike yesterday morning after' an
agilation which ha sheen going on for
sever'ai days. 'lThe strike was for
higher wages, Mr. W., S. MoDaniel,
proprietor, leaves this morning for
Greenville to get additional help to
take the iplace of the strikers and ex-.
pects to resume operations in a few
days. - ~*.
learing in thei loe Stewart. Lynchinig
Case 3rin1gs Out No New Clues
The coroner's inquest into the lynch
ing of Joe Stewart on the Sorth lar
per street bridgA which oceurred on
the night of April Ist, was completed
at a session held in the court, house
Moniday morning w~ithoiit any new
light being added to that already s"
elued at the Iirst sitting held theo day
aqfter the act. Fifteen witnesses were
heard, including four or live Iegroes,
but no tangible clues were developed.
Solicitor. Blackwell, who Conducted
the learing for the state, held reports
from detectives on the case but wit
nesses mentioned in these reports
were only al~de to repeat rumors
which have been current on the
streets. Fess Young, one of the negro
wiitnesses, testilled that lie had re
ceived a leter from unknown parties
warning him against telling anything
lie knew of the case and this letter
was introduced as evidence. It less
knew anything of value he failed to
The leariing was conducted by Cor
oner It. It. Owings and W. P1. Thoma
son acted as foreman of the juiry. The
verdict was that .loe Stewart came to
his death by unknown parties.
Stvwart was taken from the city
lockip late at night April 1, and
langed to a river bridge in the cor'
porate litnit s of the city. ]Iv had pre
viously had a fight with a party of
young white boys, three of whom were
slashed with a knife wielded by Stew
art, when lie in turn was badly cut,
about the eick and body with a sharp
inst rument used by the boys, it 'was
alleged. The affair' caused an im
mediate investigation and was roundly
condemned by citizens of Laurens.
Death of Mrs. .lilia Garrett.
The death angel visited the home of
Mr. W. L. Garrett Wednesday morning,
June 9th, and took his loving and
faithful %wife, Mrs. .1ulla Garrett, home
to be with God. "Aunt Julia" had
been in declining health for six
months. 11er life of 'I years was
spent in loving miniistration to her
friends, neighbors and loved ones,
tryinig to serve her leavenly Father.
13y iher many good traits of charac
let', she endeared hersilf to a large
circle of friends. I efore marriage she
was Miss .Julla Putnam, daighter of
the late Nimrod Putnam, she being
the last clhild, while nine others prte
ceded her to the grave.
t'nto her were born eight childiren,
four11 of whom are living: .\1rs. W. C.
hiolconibe, of Masley; .rs. .J. 1). Vill
iams, .MIrs. idie llow rIld' and I". If.
(a''rett, of Gray Court: and .\lis. Lel
Ia iloleone, of Texas. Also ten
grand children an(d a host of friei'nds
inotrin iher loss. She was born am
teated in atiurens county, anl was a
failh fitl member of Warlior' Creek
church since childhood.
lir i renmain s were laiI to retl Ttus
dlay in the church yard. ithe fuineral
bieing (condiiCted by her pastor, Rev.
G'. .\. Sexton, of Ora. I let absetnce
G.\l ccelon of Ora. i lih absence
will be mtiss'ed in ibe hiomie anti 'omt
miinity and by all whlo knw' her. She
was gentle, toving anid kind, was al
ways teady and willing to do her1 pat
ini time of nieed.
fiends anad loved ones.
'The casket was; Coveted wvithi manyv
beaut ifuli ilower's, the :tiribuite of
friends and loved ones.
Eniitermain for Slister,
A soc'ialI eveiitI of la st week was thbe
party ';hilch .\r. and \lis. Cartl bram
let t gave at I the iomie on Suill ivani
sItreet iitnhotn' of thbeir s is tr, M\iss
Ii olcomb le. Thlie porch, hll I a id sit -
iiig roomi were' fragiatnt withi sweet
pea sad( roses. The gutesIs wecre tmet
lby .\lris. Itrattnlett and \t's. Athur Tay
loe and invited itnto thie sitting toom.
Afteor severalI games of took a gutess
ing contest was enijoyedl, first pr'ize in
t his going t) \iss Oniviat Iiddell. At
a Inae hioiir at del Iciouis iced ('oursieo
wads served, .\usic was fuirn ished
thlirouighiout then evenin g by I be \Vic
('ourtt ('otee'iis 3iotaminy.
Th'e summer' term of the coiirt of
gecner'al sessions will cotnve'ne next
M\onday mor'nin~g,.lJudge Frank UI.
Gar'y, of Abbeville, wvill presIde. While
the summner tei'm is generally cut as
short as possible, Solicitor Bllackwell
statos that lie wvill endeauvoi' to dis
poseC of all .jail cases and the Burtidetto
case remanded for a thirdt tal
WARR[N G. HARDING
Ohio Senator BreaKs the
Aier a lentlloek Whhleh iasted for
Ni liallots, Ohio Senator Makes
Sensat )inal Gains aid Wins Repub
Hlenn Sominatli. Old Line Repulb.
Chicago, June 12-Warren G. Hard
igl'nited States senator fromt Ohio,
was notninated for the presidency to
day by the Repuiblican national con
vention after a deadlock which lasted
for nine hallots and which finally
forced ott of the runiflng all of the
As his running mai.1te the conven
t ion ham ed Governor Cal vin Coolidge,
ot Massachusetts, upsetting a plan of
a combination of the Iarding back
ers to nomimate for the place Senator
Irvine L'. Lenroot, of Wisconsin.
h'lle collapse of the forces of Gov.
Frank 0. Lowden and their transfer
in a large part to Senator lIarding
put the Ohio candidate over.
General Wood lost heavily, how
ever, when the larding drift began,
and Senator Johnson, the third of the
trio of leaders, on the early balloting
yesterday, also went. steadily down
Entering the convention four days
ago as a candidate distinctly of the
"dark horse" class, Senator Harding
got only sixty-four votes on the first
ballot yesterday and in the second he
dropped to 56.
\'hen the convention adjourned last
night at the end of the fourth hallot
he had 61.
In all-night conferences among the
party chiefs, lhe was mentioned many
times as the most likely,to breeak the
nominal Ion deadlock should neither
Wood, Lowden or Johnson take a
commanding lead today. They all
failed to do so, Wood and Lowden
running a neck and n'eck race for
lead(ership on four moire ballots while
the strength of the California candi
date dini d led steadily.
M1eantime -IIa rdin g puished his total
to 1i, individual delegates from
many states swinging to him from the
columns of the leaders and of various
favorite ii-sons. 'The Johnson managers,
tearing a laidslide was impending,
lien made a last. play to save the for
ties of their can11didate. They
imioved to rteess for a couple of houirs
in order to take an invel ory and seek
a new cobuiniation. The Wood and
Lowden forces, both virtuall * y at the
peak or their strength. Ilmt both dis
he:1artcien(d at 114 log string o hallots
w'thlout miaterial ga ins, fell in with
thle recess plan0. antd thle contventtin
In thle (ldamali e suc eession of con
f4'renes that followed the' fate of
the~ ('and~idat,. virtually wtas sealed.
Som o24'(f thle Wood and11 I.owden mana
ret's Iied i neffe'tunablly for' ani agriee
mienit ahli('h wtoutld hold their dlelegatee
inl line and kill (off thle [larding hoom.
Some tried1 to get a Wood-L~owden
.lohn~ison a reemnt to1( adjourn ui tntilI
.Monday without making a niomintation.
TheInre aIlsoi wtas a eon ference betw(een
whichl the Ohiioani's suppor4)ter's trlied
wvithou111 ttuccess to hiavei the remia ining
J[ohnsion sI rentgth ewiung to Ilarding.
IIt was thle 14ar11e4vS b4e1tween thle
I 1arding-L~owden Omn hiowev'tr, whtich
ap1par22 entl1y hor'e thle miostI fituit .when
thle ballot ing biegani aain, for Govt.
I .odwen4t cameIi to the c'onvtetion (1ur
ingi. the ninith roll1 call. andt, r'evers'~ing
a2 1 t'revious r':an to 14o befor40e thle ('on
vettion it self, 15Itsued ins trut1Ions
from behintd the scenes releasIng his
iung also was in the rear' of the eoli..
Estimt platform during thio voting and
conferred with ('hairmant [ays.
Al'inost as sootn as the alphabetIcal
call of states hegan after the recess,
the ground-swell rot' HI-ariding denton
str'atedl that It could not lie forestalled.
Connectcut, when her name wvas
called, took 13 of 1-1 votes from Ihy
den and gave them to Htardhing. t
Florida lie got from Wood, and1 then
Kentueky', almost fromt the tilrat a
(Continuted oni Pae ihNur ,)'
She e Aretw ieNtiJE1.
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