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V)LUMIR XXXV.E LAURNS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1920. NUMBER 49
MAY BE PROPOSED
Democrats Talk Modifica.
tion of Law
WII H LEAGUE
411th the Announced Purpose of W. J.
Bryan to Fight any Modification, a
.Fierce Fight is Predicted on the
Convention Floor. League Views
San Francisco, June 21.--Witli the
.opening of the Democratic national
-convention a week away, a storm of ac
tivity was noticeable about hotel head
quarters today, in addition to the pie
'llminary work at the auditorium
where the delegates will gather.
It took the form of informal discus
sdon between national committee mem
bers and state leaders already on the
ground, devoted chiefly to anticipated
struggles with platform building.
There was virtually no talk as to pros
A plain intimation ran through a
current of platform talk that propos:
als to modily the federal prohibition
enforcement act were expected by
some of the Democratic war horses to
share honoys with, if not to eclipse
the league of nations issue. Nobody
had any direct statement to make nor
would anybody talk for pu-blication.
Some of the men who will have' a
hand Il shaping the party's declara
tion of principles, however, talked
much privately of a -popular demand
that the doctrine of state's rights
should apply to beer restrictions.
Taken in connection with the an
nounced purpose of William J. Bryan
to resist any weakening of prohibition
enforcement measures, the talk
brought to the surface the feeling of
prominent Democrats- already' he,'
that a flerce battle on the point in the
resolutions committee wa' not to be
avoided. They believed also that ul
timately the question would be-ought
out on the convention floor.
'Discussions of the league plank ap
parently awaited the arrival of Sena
tor Glass of Vrginia, slated to head the
resolutions committee and coming di
rect from a conference with President
Wilson. The contest over the league
issue already has been sharply defined
in the conflicting views of the presi
dent and 'Mr. Bryan,
The name of Senator Walsh, of Mon
tana was injected into the discussion
today of the pr6bable permanent
chairman of the convention. : Tht
Montana senator was mentioned by a
number of leaders in a tentative way,
although others said that they be
lieved Secretary Colby of the state de
partment would be the man urged by
the administration forces, despite his
statement that he'was not a candidate
for the post.
No delegations have put in an ap
pearance yet except for a state leader
here and there, coming ahead to ar
range accommodatsions for his asso
ciates and to look over the ground
andi pick up ideas from men from oth
er sections of the country. There ia
little about the city as yet to indicate
that it is to play host to its first na
tional 'l)olitical convention next week.
The wires were busy during the (lay,
however, with reports of delegations
getting under way from ho eastern
seab~oard and every arriving train add
ed to the group of figures in Demo
cratic circles slowly assembling about
headquarters of the national commit
San Franoisico, June 21.--A night
session may follow the first session of
the :Democratic national convention
which opens here next Monday, Homer
S. Cummings, chairman of the na
tional committee, announced today.
Before that time the national com
mittee which meets on June 25th, will
have disposed of the pr'ospective con
test over tne seating of United Statos
eenator James A. 1leed, of the Fifth
(Kansas City) district of Missouri,
4tnd the contest over the seating of
the 28 delegates from Georgia. The
committee will act upon these in con
nection with its work of making upi
a~ temporary roll and contests ntay be
garr'ied to the credentrials committee
and even to the floor of the conveg
Among delegates here, Unitedat es
REETS AGAIN FBIDAY
Quorum Failed to Report Friday and
No usliness Transacted.
The County IDemocratic~ executive
committee, called by 'Chairman Power
to meet last Friday, failed to organ
ize on account of the lack of a quorum
and another meeting was called for
the coming Friday. -.The meeting will
be held in the court house at 11 a. in.,
and as business essential to the open
ing of the county campaign is to be
transacted it is hoped thatt a full at
tendance will be had. The county
campaign itinerary asA well as the mat
ter of candidaten' assessment fees are
among the things to be considered at
'rhe following is a list of the execu
tive committeemen as reported to the
-county convention in M'ay, several
clubs having never sent in the names
of their committeemen:
Laurens City, A. C. Todd.
Laurens Cotton Mill, F. P. McGowan.
Pleasant Mound, C. E. Burdette.
Youngs, J. H1. Abercrombie.
Watts Mills, L. M. Kennedy.
'Oross 11111, S. H-. Goggans.
Mountville, M. B. Crisp.
Gray Court, A. C. Owings.
Stewart's Store, H. R. Pryor.
Owings, R. M. Bryson.
Hopewell, J. F. Workman.
Poplar Springs, J. P. Simmons.
Goldville, T. N. Crocker.
'Cook's Store, J. D. Cook.
Thompson's Store, T. D. Farrar.
Woodville, J. E. Wham.
Shiloh, J. L. Power.
-Hickory Tavern, J. W. Kellett.
Daniel's Store, M. W. Hill.
Ekom, J. C. MciDanlel.
'Mt. Pleasant, B. M. Cunningham.
Tip Top, A. W. Sims.
;Waterloo, W. C. Wharton.
Clinton, C. P. Robertson.
Clinton Mill, J. M. Clark.
Renno, J. C. McMillan.
The following clubs failed to report.
executive committeemen: Dials, Ora,
'Lanford, Gray's. Store, Princeton,
Iydia Miii anla Langston .
MHl Employees Insured.
Announcement has -been made from
the office of the laurens Cotton Mills
that the company has taken out a
group insurance 'policy on the lives of
all employees of the mill who have
been on the comapanby pay-roll .for
.three 'months or longer and payable to
the estate of the employees at their
death. This action has been taken,
said Mr. Smith, secretary of the com
pany, In line with the policy of the
mill to assist the employees in every
'way possible to secure comfortable
and healthy living conditions and
make provision for the fukure. 'As
nearly all of the employees have been
with the company for a long time,
very few of them are on the ineligi
ble list for this insurance.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Beacham enter
tained Rev. Gypsy Smith, Jr., the
evangelist, at a sumptuous dinner at
their country home a few miles from
the city last Thursday. In addition
to Rev. Smith, Rev. A. ID. 1-loller and
Messrs. Ralph Terry and L. 0. Dlalie
were present. The table was laden
with everything the season affords and
was greatly enjoyed by all present.
Service in the A. RI. P. .churchi will
beC held next Sunday afternoon at 4
P| M. Preaching by the pastor.
Senator Thomas J. Walsh, of Mon
tana, was being mentioned for perman
ent chairman of the convention, a po
sition in connection with which the
name of Blainbridge Colby, secretary
of state, has been frequently heard.
"No documents have been filed in
behalf of Senator IReed," said Mr. Cum
mings, "but a large number of tele
grams of protest received from Mis
souri assure a contest in case creden
tials are filed for him."
'Party leaders assume that Senator
Reed's'case will rest upon the conten
tion that the Missouri state conven
tion, acting in referring the selection~
of Reed' as - delegate back to th~e fifth
district convention makes the renam
ing of Reed by the district convention
mandatory. The senator's opponents
wil1 hold, it is said, that the state con
vention's rejection of Reed by a de
cisive vote should govern and that the
alternate named by the district end
rati~ed by the state body should be
LIST CLOSED FOR
Tine Expired at Noon Yesterday in
State Itaces. List of Those Who
Columbia, June 21.-Entry llists for
asPirants to nomination for state
and congress in the Democratic pri
mary, August 31, closed promptly at
noon today. The campaign for state
tional convention to obtain lincorpora
bia tomorrow and that for tho candi
dates for the United States senate, in
The chief development today was
-the entrance of W. W. Bradley of Ab
beville as an opponent of Fred 11.
Dominick for congress in the Third
district. W. E. Bowen and C. G. Wyche
of Greenville also entered the race in
the Thirteooith judicial circuit foI
solicitor. The ofllcial list of party
First District-W. Turner Logan
and Richard S. Whaley.
Second District-James F. flyrnes.
Third tDistrict-Fred H1. Dominick
and W. W. Bradley.
Fourih District-A. E. 11111, John .1.
.\leSwain, David B. Traxler and Jack
Fifth District-W. F. Stevenson.
Sixth Distriict--Philip H. Stoll.
Seventh District--H. P. Pufmer and
E. C. Mann.
Governor, Robert A. Cooper, Lieu
tenant governor, Octavus Cohen,
Wilson G. Harney and Oscar K. 'Maul
din. Secretary of state, W. Banks
Dove. Attorney general, Samuel M.
Wolfe. Comptroller General, Walter
E. Duncan. State treasurer, S. T.
Carter. State superintendent of edu
cation, John E. Swearingen. Adjutant
and inspector general, Atticus H. Mar
chant, and William M. Moore. Com
missioner of agriculture B. Harris.
Railroad commissioner, G. N. Mc
Caskill, R. L. Moss, Frank W. Shealy
and G. L. Smith. .
Solicitor, first- clroult--A. J. ITy
Second circuit--R. L. Gunter.
Fourth circult-J. Munree Spears.
Sixth circuit-J. K. Henry.
Seventh circut-4. C. Blackwnood.
Eighth circuit-4H. S. Bl3ackwell, T.
Frank McCord and J. Howard Moore.
Ninth circuit-Thomas P. Stoney.
Tenth circuit-Leon W. Harris, L.
'Price and Kurtz P. Smith.
,Eleventh circuit-T. C. Allison and
S. Muzon Smith.
Thirteenth circuit-John M. Dainel,
J. C. Leathemwood, A. C. Mann, David
W. Smoak, W. E. Bowen and C. G.
Fourteenth circuit-R. M. Jeffries,
Randolph Murdaugh, and Heber R.
Mrs. Nannie Hntion.
Mrs. Nannie IHatton, wido wof the
Mrs. Nannie Hatton, widow of the
home place near 'Renno Sunday af
ternoon and was buried at Shady
Grove church the following afternoon.
The deceased had a iwide family con
nection in the lower part of the coun
ty and her death caused wide-spread
sorrow in her community. She wvas
the mother of Mrs. -E. aW. Copeland,
of this city, and besides her leaves an
other daughter, Miss 'Fannie Hatton,
and six sons, as follows: Robert HI.,
Lew E. and James K., of Clinton;
T1hos. M. of Cross .1Hill; Williliam S.
and John M., wvho live at the home
Enioree W1on Saturday.
In a hotly contested game Saturday,
featured by the pitching of Cothran
for Enorec and Wilson for Laurens
~Mill, Enorce wvon over the local team
on the Enoree grounds by the score
of 3 to 1. Frady and Bee Walker, or
Laurens Mill, also 'feo.tured with the
stick. Enoree will come to Laurens
Mill for a return engagement Satur
day when another fast game ia ex
Services at Lisbon.
There will be a tent protracted meet
ing near Lisbon school house to begin
August 11 and to run 10 or 12 days,
conducted by Rev. Harley Gause, of
Clinton, and Rev. U. G. Humphreys, of
Ware Shoals, If any Information Is
desired, write the undersigned,
A. R. H*OLIAIJS,
.Mountyie, S. C., Rt. 1.
Ihugh KC. Aiken, Jr., who has been
attending Cornell unhlversity the past
year, Isant home for the summer.
AMIPAIGN OPENS FOR
Executiie CoIimlittee Foried and
Plwan Started to Secure Members.
Speakers sent to Laurens by the
district chairman of the South Caro
lina Development board addressed a
meeting of citizens in the court house
Saturday morning at 1t o'clock after
which an executive committee of eight
was appointed to organize the cotinty
for the membership campaign *sete for
this week. The meeting was presided
over by A. C. Todd, ictlug chairman.
and he appointed the following for
executive committee: Sen. N. 1. Dial,
W. D. Byrd, N. C. Hughes, 'M. L. Simith,
J. D. W. Watts, M. ). Moore, J. H.
Power and J. McC. Barksdale. This
coa11mttee met in the oilce of Sen
'Dial Monday afternoon and organized
iwith J. McC. Barksdale as chairman
and M. D. Moore as secretary. W. G.
Lancaster was named treasurer. A
plan of organization was left with the
The meeting in the court house was
addressed by Dr. McGlothlin, presi
dent of Furman University, J. 1ertz
,Drown, of the Spartanburg bar, C. 0.
Hlearon, editor of the Spartan llrg
Herald who is district organizer for
Spartanburg, Union, Cherokee and
Lauirens counlties;, and ILr. 11. B.
Haskell, secretary for the district.
Sen. N. 13. Dial also made a short ad
dres'in which he endorsed the objects
which the board had In view.
Dr. MoUlothlin went into an explan
ation of the objects of the develop
ment board, which he described as
three-fold: to study the resources of
the state, to develop these resources
and then to make them known to the
world at large. This lie expected the
board to accomplish through the co
operation of forward-looking men who
had a vision of the wonderful natural
resources of the state. As an example
of the resources going to waste, lie
said there are eleven million acres of
land lying Idle in the state which
could be brought up to a high state
of cultivation. Development of the
state, he said, should go forward wit'h
out so much dependence on govern
ment aid but through the energy and
self-reliance of the citizens them
selves. Citizens of 'South Carolina
should learn to think and work for
their state rather than for their home
cities, for nothing Is so effectual as
concerted effort. Going into the de
tails of the organization, he said that
it was the desire of the central organ
ization in Columbia to secure not less
than 10,000 members who .would agree
to pay $10 per year for three years,
providing a fund of around $300,000
for research -work, advertising of the
state and the various activities which
the board will engage in. Eighteen
commissions are provided for which
will direct their activities toward the
eighteen most vital problems of the
state, such as marketing, drainage,
taxation, roads, ehalth, education, etc.
The most vital problem, he said, was
that of education and the development
board hoped to be instrumental In
taking South Carolina from the bot
tom of the list of states in literacy.
Mir. Brown, Mir. Hebaron and Dr.
Hlaakell spoke briefly on details of
the board's .plans and were given close
attention b~y the assembled citizens.
Announctes for thie House.
'Hugh D. AlcCravy, wvell known bar
ber of the city, announces this week
that lhe is a candidate for the H-ouse
of -Representatives at the request or
many friends. Mir. MlcCravy and M1r.
Towvns 'Willis, of Gray Court, are the
only avowed candhidates for the I louse
yet announced. There are three va
cancies to be filledl.
Ia'ys (Greer Drug Store,
Dra. E. E. Smith, pharmacist at the
Putnam Drug Store, has recently pur'
chased the Palace Drug Store in Greer'
and will move to that town to take
over his new business about July 1st.
rDr. Smith has been here several
months and has made many friends
'who are sorry to see hIm leave town.
Mliss Hattie Eichelberger left a few
days ago for Winthrop college to at
tend the summer school for teachers,
awhere she will take a special course
in Intermediate and" Inmary teaching.
Mir. and Mrs. Hiart Richey, Who .were
married In Charlotte last Monday,
have 'been spending several days In
the city with Mr, and Mrs. W. 'IR.
GROW IN INTEREST
Services Interrupted Latter Part. of
Week by Raht and SIekntess of the
The evangelistic services being con
ducted in the big tent on the graded
school grounds took on renewed life
last night after Interruptions due to
the rains and to the sickness of the
evangelist. Rev. Gypsy Smith, Jr., the
evangelist, was indisposed Saturday
and was not able to go to the tent.
Provision had been made to hold ser
vices in his absence, but a sudden
downpour of rain prevented this idea
from being carried out. Sunday even
ing services were arranged in the
First Presbyterian church, but on the
advice of his physician the evangelist
did not preach. A strong sermon was
preached to a large audience by Rev.
A. E. Holler, pastor of the First Meth
Interest in the services have stead
ily grown since the opening night ov
er two weeks ago. The evangelist, con
trary to expectations of many, does
not resort to the sensational to at
tract attention but preaches with a
Power and strength that holds11 his au
dence to close attention. The song
service, undqr the direction of Prof.
Allen, is also proving a pleasing fea
ture of the service.
Thursday night of this week has
been set apart as Masonic night. All
the Masons of the city and county are
invited to attend the service and occu
py the center section of the tent. The
services begin at 8 o'clock. The
Masons are expected to meet at the
Lodge at 7:30 and .go to the tent in a
CROSS HILL CITIZENS
WANT NEW BRIDGE
Petition Highway Conimission for
Bridge at or Near Puckett's Ferry.
A petition from citizehis of Cross
Hill, asing that a bridge be built at
or near Puckett's Ferry to meet the
provision of th-e a'et of the 1918 legis
lature, was presented to the commis
sion at'its meeting yesterday morning.
Supervisor J. D. W. Watts, iwho is
chairman of the commission ex officlo
and also chairman of the county
board of commissioners, said that the
board had considered the petition with
interest although it had been evident
ly addressed to the wrong commission.
The act providing for the erection of
the bridge at or near 'uckett's Ferry
stipulated that it should be built by
the county board of commissioners of
Laurens and Greenwood counties and
not the county. ihghway commission
which are entirely separate commis
The petition and its signers are as
To the Honorable Lauitens County
We the undersigned citizens of Cross
'Hill township do hereby petition your
body to build a bridge at or as near
to Puckett's Ferry as is best in their
judgment to meet the provision of act
of the Legislature in regard to said
WV. Hi. Austin, R. L. Cole, J. Q. Smith,
I. H. Smith, A. A. Workman, L. WV.
Reeder, D.' 0. Reeder, W. C. Pinson,
T. WV. Pinson, W. Bl. Bloyd, H-. H. Ful
Ier, A. F. Coleman, WV. L. Lindsay, M.
WV. Watts, H. .1). Foggy, R. F. Walker,
Taylor Wvatts, R. K. Reeder, J1. Bl. Pin
son, J. 0. Brown, B. F. Owens, RI.
WV. Brown, S. D. Austin, Jno. HI. Mil
ier, M. D)., WV. T. lloyd, RI. F. Watts.
W. C. Rasor', (. D). Nelson, J. 0. Hill,
J. E. Spearman, F. C. Noffz, Jno. WV.
ilanna, J. D). Black, J1. R. Wilcutt, B.
Goodman, W. IH. Briyson, T. B. C'rews,
A. M. 11111, WV. E. (Gritlln, R. A. Boyce,
WV. H1. Leaman. J. E. Leaman, J. WV.
Rlopp, J. L,. Carter, L. C. Elledge, RI.
W. Grimin, S. L. Crisip, J. A. (iuthrir:,
R. D). Nance, R. A. Austin, C. D). Nanece,
HI. S. Bryson, J. Q. King.
JT. A. McKitrick, TH. 0. Culbertson,
J. HT. Rlasor, HI. E. Hitt, J. WV. Hill,
Rev. WV. D. Ratchford, 0. P. Martin,
R. 0. Crisp, XW. C. Rlasor, H. L. Mc
Swain, E. B. Riasor, B3. D. Goodman.
T. H. Carter, L. E. Martin. WV, P. Mar
tin, 3. C. MdGowan, G. L., Carter, J.
H. Coleman, W. L. Gregory, E. B. Pin
son, W. C. Pinson, D. R. Chapman.
Death in Waterloo.
Miss 'Lizzie Cuningham, sister of
Air. Clarence Cuningham, of XXWater
10e, died at. Waterloo Saturday night.
Interment took place at the Cuning
ham 'burying ground' near Waterloo
ASK FOR ROAD
Want Road Thriugh by Ivy
Commnittee of Coronnco Citizens Ap.
peared Before County Highway Comn.
mission Moniidiay in the Interest. of
the lIvy Bluff Road Connfiectiig Two
A committee of citizens of Coronaco,
in Greenwood county, appeared before
the county highway comflmission Mon
day morning in the interest of the Ivy
1luff route between Laurens and
Greenwood. The committee, headed
by Percy .1. Lumley, an engineer of
large experience, said that it was al
ready assured that the Greenwood
commission would build a standard
highway from the Greenwood county
seat to Coronaco and that the Green
wood Chamber of Commerce had giv
en assu rance that It would guarantee
the building of a road from Coronaco
to tihe Saluda river if Laurens would
build to a common point in the vicin
ity of Ivy 3luff site and join with
the Greenwood authorities In span
ning the river there. Tie Greenwood
commission, it Is understood, has al
ready made a survey and let the con
tract for the road from Greenwood di
rect to Boyds bridge, the road now in
use. It was not stated iI the meet
ing whether the idea of rebuilding this
road from Greenwood to the Saluda
would be abandoned if the Ivy Bluff
route is adopted or 'whether the
'Greenwood comml"'lon will cont!nue
Its work on that road and build one
additional to Coronaco to serve the
people in that community, leaving it
up to the Coronaco people or the
Greenwood chamber of commerce to
continue the link from that point to
.the river. It was pointed out that un
der the provisions of the act of the
1918 legislature a bridge would have
to be built across the Saluda at or
near the old Ptuckett's Ferry site and
that possibly the Ivy Bluff site, desired
as a common crossing point by the
Coronaco people, would meet the re
quirements of the act.
Mr. Lumley and his committee
hrought with them estimates and
figures to show the advantages of
adopting the Ivy Bluff route in pref
erence to the Boyds bridge route. Us
ing the survey of the Laurens engineer
and his own knowledge of the two
routes, .lr. Lumley estimated that it
would he about $75,000 cheaper for
the two countie sto bullid by the Ivy
Bluff route than by the Boyd's bridge
route provided a standard road is
buil. The estimato, he said, was
based on the cost of building a new
bridge at Ivy Bluff or putting the
present bridges over Rleedy river and
'Saluda river In such shape as to meet
the requirements of a standard road.
The major part of the saving, he said,
amounting to about $60,000 would be
made by Laurens county, through
which -the most expensive part of the
Bloyd's bridge r'oad runs and wvhlch has
the extra bridge over R'edy river to
rep~alr and maintain. in additIon to
the saving of money, he said there
would be a saving in distance of be
t ween One andI a half andl two miles.
Considerable discussion of the twvo
roultes took place in the meeting. Mr.
0. C. Cox, one of the highway comn
mnissioners, referred the commission
to t he pet it ion previously presented
'from citizens of Waterloo and vicInity
protesting against the change from the
lBoyd's bridge to tihe Ivy Uluff route,
on the groundi that the Boyd's bridge
rotute wotuldl serve more people. Mr.
Nickles, of the Coronaco committee,
in referring to this, said that they
'were advocating a through road to
serve not only the people of the im
medliate commtunities, but the people
of the entire counties and state, mak
ing a through road from Spartanburg
thr'ough ILurens, Greenwood and
thence to Augusta .and elsewhere. Such
a r'oad, ho said, should be0 buIlt along
approved lines and on the shortest and
most economical route. Supervisor
Watts said the people In the Fork sec
tion on one side and of Cross Hill on
the other would 1)0 put Into direct
totuch with the Ivy Bluff route, If It
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