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VOLUME! XXXV9 LAURENS9 SOUT.H CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1920. NUMBER 52
'Corrupt Use of Money a
ExIerlenle as Secretiry of the Treas
ury Shows H111fimte lIarmI DOne byV
31 isuse of 31oney. C(ontribiutors tiet
it linck Intdirectly aniiiifold.
New York, .July 8.--2Williai Q. Me
.Adoo, speaking at the dinner of the
National League of Masonle Chlbs hero
Ionight, declared ".1here is no Ime'naco
so great .to our nation as the corrupt
.;se of money for campaign PurIposes."
"I was secretary of the treasury for
'six ycars and know the harm that Is
done by.the misuse of money in this
way," he said.
"I ai not talking about Repu bllicans
alone, but Democrats as well, for they
m.l1 look alike to me when they are
gulity of suending money in the man
Mr. McAdoo declared campaign con
'ilbutors would seek their rowards in
various ways, one of which the reduc
-tion of duty on imports. He pointed
out that'a fraction of a cent reduction
would run into big figures.
Mr. McAdoo said that "as an Amer
can citizen seeking nothing" there
were some things about the coming
election he would like to refer to. The
appointment of f le senate committee
to Investigate campaign expenditures
'he declared, was one of the "few in
telligent things the senate ever did."
"There Is one thing Americans can
never stand for," he continued, "and
' that Is the purlhase of the presidency
of the United States." In my opinion
the election law should be changed,"
lie said. "The expense for running
the national elections should be paid
out of the national treasury and if this
were done the cost would be infinitely
less. It ,would reduce one.fifth. The
money should be taken from the fed
eral treasury and the law should pre
scribe specifically how the money
should be spent. If such a step were
taken it would to a great extent purify
"It would then be out of the ques
tion to pass laws for crooked politic
lans who have to be pald In some way
for th'e moneys they have advanced foi'
some can'daIO's campaign."
He urged a national presidential
,primary at which nominees would be
selected owithout the aid of political
"Tf a eontributor to -a national cam
paign," Mr. MoAdoo said, "was able to
obtain -the remission of a fraction of
one cent on the duty on an article In
which lie was interested lie might re
ceive in return for' his campaign con
tribution ten t:1oes, 50 times, i)ossibly
even 1,000 tImes the amount he had
Tlhe iiresidlentlal primaries in varl
ouis states during therreeent camp~aign
he declared, wvere a disgr'ace to the
nation. le prop~osedl that nomina
ions be made in the national conven
tionis by <pluralIty votes, instead of
thie 'two-thirds vote of the i)emocrats
and the majority vote of the Republi
canis. To make this suecessful lie as
sorted, national polities must first lhe
"Thelic noinee' must b~e the nominee
of the people, not of the bosses," Mr'.
MicAdoo snid(. "iThe nomInee of the fu
-tur'e mus;t not bec the eshection of a
ltossed conv~:entIion. Th'ie delegates must
r'eal ly r'epre'sent the people so that
the candidate can go for'war'd and
make a fight for' the people.
Mir. McAdoo said the only method of
preser'vinig peace is the adoption of a
league of nat Ions and sooner oi' later
Amerlea will see it In its pr'opert light.
In order to stabilize conditions in
the Central powVers it is necessary, he
asserted, to aid in curbing economic
boycotts dIrected against those na
tIons. This would also serve to pro
mote domestle -tianquiiity. "Let us all
rememb~er." he added, "we have a con
stitptionl andi all America reveres it
even wIth the 18th amendment. We
love the American constitution and swe
Mr. and Mrs. Boyle Singletopn, of
K(ingstfee, are expected in the city
Saturday ti spend tho week-end with
Mliss Marigaret IDial.
BASE BALL LEAUE
IWMUCED TO TRIIEE
Laurens, Cross 11111 and Owings Now
Constitute Laurens County Baso
As a result of a disagreement over
tihe player eligibility rules of the 'Lau
rens County 'Base BallLeague, organ
Ized for this summer and being
played for the past several weeks, the
Clinton club is no longer playing in
the league and the season will be fin
Iihed by the three remaining clubs,
Laurens,' Cross 11111 and Owings.
Secretary L0e gave the following
i1story of the controversy yesterday:
The partial disruption of the league
and tile subse(iuent action of the Cl in
toin club followed several meetings of
the directors Where the eligibility of
certain players was iuestioned. The
dilTerence of opinion arose particular
ly over the eligibility of cotton mill
pklyers on the Clinton and L aurens
teams. When the league was foriual..
ly organi,'.zed nothing was written in
to tie constitition In regard to illl
playe's, but the managers of the ,Cross
Hill and Owings tealls were givenl to
understand, according to their con
Iention and suplported in this by the
Lauirens directors, that the mill em
p'oyees' would not be allowe.1 to pliy
in the league because they would give
an extra advantage to to tile two mill
towns of Clinton and -Laurens. The
Clinton team started tile season off
with three players alleged to be mill
omployees but who were accepted by
the league directors as eligible to
pl-ay because it was not known that
they were mill men. 'lowever, Pres.
J. - McC. -Barksdale happened to be
present at the first game played by
tile Clinton club and recognized two
players as former mill employees and
called this to the attention of officials
of the Clinton club. The Clinton club
then and subsequently took the posi
tion that no agreement as to mill play
era. had been entered Into and that
they would stand by the written copy
of the conatitution. With the Clinton
team playing -the mill men the other
teams at once began to strengthen
their lines in tho usual 'manner under
suich circuintsances until it appeared
if tile eligibility rules would be dis
carded entirely when the Owings and
Cross :Hill teams demanded that the
original agreement as to the player
limit be adhered to. The Laurens di
rectors took the position that the Ow
Ings and Cross -11111 teams were right
in their contention and agreed to
stand by the agreement, thus ruling
out all players ineligible under both
the constitution and unwritten agree
The matter came to a head at a di
rector's meeting last Wednesday night
when the directors by a majority vote
incorporated the agreement in the
minutes of the league. After the vote
was taken, President Dillard, of the
Clinton club, gave notice that Clinton
would not abide by the decision and
that Clinton would withdraw from the
league. Mr. Dillard and ir. Johnson,
of Clinton, vice-president of tile
league, thlereup~on wvithdr'ew from tile
meetinlg. Notice of Mr. Dillard thmat
Clinton would withmdraw was taken as
fInal -by the directois and thlat club's
bonus of $100 to guarantee good filh
was dleclared forfeited to the leagule.
Whlen thle Clinton club's chleck depos0
lied iwith tile secretary and treasur'er
was senlt tile next (lay for collection
not ice was received from the Clinton
bank thlat payment on it hlad been or
dleed st opped.
Tihe league is no0w operiating wVithl a
nwV schledle as printed elsewher'ie in
tils pa per.
Mir. .1ilmI .lartin, a residlent of tile
Watts Mills village, attempted to end
his life Saturday morning by shooting
hlimself ill the~ abd(omen~ w ithl a pistol.
Rlelatives wvent to hlis assistance when
tile shot was hleard( and 110 wvas rushied
to tile hospital for treatment. Al
though at fir'st it was thloughlt that he
might (lie, he hlas passedl successfully
thriouigh the ordeal and is now rest
inig well. It is thloughlt that the loss
of a sum of money some time ago
caused him such tvorry that he0 tem
porarily lost control of himself,
Firm Name Chlaniged.
The Sumerel Motor Company is the
new name adopted by T. B. Sumerel,
automobile and truck dealer, who bas
his sallesroom on 1~ast Main street.
The concern swill bandle the Over
land line of cars,
Cavalry holding crow is at bay 11
1O1E ( ANDIDATES OUT.
John A. Frankm Announces for Clerk
of Court. One More Out for Legisla.
The political market took another
trend upward this week when several
additional candidates threw their hats
in the ring. John A. Franks, the local
merchnt, anounes ths wek for
clerk of court, making this a three
cornered race with C. A. Power, the
incumbent, and Ben A. Sullivan, Jr.,
the other aspirants. Joe F. Smith,
who was a lieutenant in the I18th In
fantry of the Thirtieth Division in the
World War is announced by friends
for the ofilce of sbieriff. Two otjher
candidates, S. C. Reid, the incumbent,
and Columbus L. Owoes, chief of the
ru1al police, have previously announc
ed, completing a trio for this race.
The ranks of the legislative candi
dates nwas also augmented this week
with the announcement by friends of
Clarence M. IBabb, ex-mayor of Lau
rens, as a candidate. This grotp Is
gradually growing larger as the days
pass and many are predicting that
others will enter. Nicholls ,L. Ander
son, wilo lives in the 'Rocky Springs
section near the city, is said to be con
sidering entering this race.
.John N. Wright, the Incumbent mag
istrate of Laurens township, Is also
announced for re-election in this issue
of the paper.
A surprise was sprung in the so
lieltorship contest in the district this
week when tioward L. Moore, of Abbe
ville, announced that lie had recon
sidered his previous decision and de
cided to enter the race with Homer S.
'l3lackilwl, of this city, and Frank T.
McCord, of Greenwood.
Killing at (linton.
Sheriff Reid was called to Clinton
yesterday morning Oil account of a
hoild~te there in whlleh Rosa Gary,
colored, cuit and mlortal ly wounded her
husb~ianfd; Grant Gary, at an early houri
in -the mornin1g. When the Sheriffart
rived the G;ary~ woman ,wa al ready
hld in custody anld was brought back
to Liaurens to await trial. Judging
from 'thie condition of thle dlead mian,
Itosa Gary made one wild stab at her
huiisband i Ith a liocket knife and be.
sides se'vering a main a rtery' of t he
ne ck driove the lbladile a halif inch in to
lie right In tg. Coroner Ow in gs emil
p~anelled a ju ry abouit noian yesterday
andl after viewing the remains and
hearing testimony a verdict in llnc
with th le facts was returi ned.
On Monday, July 12th, at 5:0
o'clock, Miss Sairah 'Eliza Swygert
gave a piano recital at the home of
her teacher, Miss I tattle D). (Gray. Mliss
Swygert playedl numibers by Mendel
ssohn, Bach, Beethoven, Madlowell
and Chopin in a most creditable man.
ner. Miss Gray. accomp~aniedi by Miss
FPrances IDavis, assisted by singinga
group of Schuimann songs. After the(
plrogranm refreshments were served.
Louis Pondler Wilbuirn.
iLouls Pondler Wilburn, an aged
resident of thd Watts Mills village
dited Saturday night about 11 o'clock
of a compligtion of diseases incident
to old age. The funeral Wats 1held
'Monday at the Watts Mills cemetery
Rev. IH. D, Johnson conducting thi
irbing May Day Riot
.rlng the Mlay (lily (i.m o11(n(1st rIII ill. 11111i I 'l
COUNTY SHORT COITiSE
TO BE AT CLINTON
ClI Memubers Urged to Attend Course
at (lintona Beginning AIugust 4.
Miss Daisy Harris, county home
demonstration agent, is planning to
hold a County 'Short Course in Agri
culture and -loie Elconomies at. the
A re sbIllyterian Coilege at tAinton, Au
gust 4, 5 and 6. Every chlb .member
In the county is urged to attend this
course. Provision has been made for
them to stay In the college for the
three days. Dr. IDouglas, the presi
dent of the college has kindly turned
the college over to Miss 1Harris for
Specialists in all branches of club
work will be present to give instruc
tion and demonstrations in canning,
cooking, sewing, poultry, use ,-of
peanut products, etc. A most enter
taining and instructive program for
club boys and club girls is being
planned. Mr. Moore, Farm Demon
stration Agent, will have charge of
the boys' program. There will also
be demonstrations for the ladies of
Clinton and for anyone desiring to
attend them. A complete program
will be published in all the county pa
pers the last 'week of July.
A letter of instruction has been
malled to every club member. Miss
Harris asks that it any club member
has not received this letter that he
or she write her at once. Only those
who comply with instructions will be
allowed to attend these meetings.
FAVORS BOYD BHRIDGE R7OUE,
Delegation from Waterloo and Fork
Section AppIiered Before Highway
A delegation from Waterloo and the
Fork section of the county appeared
before the county highway commis-.
slon yesterdiay In the interest or the
rBoyds bridge route from Waterloo to
Greenwood. Supervisor Watts, chair
man of the c'ommtission, 'was not pres
enut, buit lthe dele(galtion lpresentedi its
views to the remaining members. TPhe
contentlon of the dlelegation was thatt
theC 01( road shoulake thle Iloyds bridge
rouIte ini order to accomodoate mUore
L auren (count'111y peopleI.
No definite act ion was taken on the
retilest of the delegation, hut it was
statted informally3 by various members)CI
of thle comtmission that funds(1 were
lacking at this time to complete any13
of the prop)osed routes andl that the
matter would lie settled definitely on.
13y after funds were provided~ to Car
ry (on thle work.
Negro Kills AnthIer.
WVill Sullivan, coloredi, was shot and~
mortally wou~nded near the main
Greenville rOadl on Mr. M1ark I leliams'
. dace abou11t three mniles frouu thle city
early Friday morning by .Jess Mc
D [owell, another negro, from the re
I ul ts of which lie shortly died. Sul hi
van was found in a (lying conditilon
along tihe roadiside by Rev. ii. 1).
Jlohnson, of this city, but nothing
availed to save his life. McDowell
was arrested duiring the morning by
Equity Cases Being Heard.
The summer term of the court of
common pleas convened here Monday
, morning with Judge Gary presiding.
Only equity cases are beinlg tried, no
iury hnavingr hann alled.
ers in Paris
is, In which several persons were 1iled.
CA31PEIRS RETUltN J103I.
ilig 'I'ne Spent at Yarboroughs 31111
on Enoree by Locnl Folks.
Afler a "glorious" week at Yar
horoulghs Mill on Enoree river, the
camping party from this city which
pitched tents there the early part of
last week returned home yesterday
after voting the week anl immense suc
ress. Ably chaperoned by .\Mr. and
Mrs. F. ii. Caine, nwho were later re
inforced by Mrs. Laura Easterby, the
campers had an outing which they say
will be long remembered. Lounging
around in the mornings, bathing in the
fancus Enoree "surf" In the after
noon with frog gigging, snipe hunting
and other innocent amusements for
the evenings furnished a program for
every (lay in the week. They say
that some awful mean tricks were
played on the girls and the girls want
ed to return the compliment but
couldn't th-ink of anything mean
enough for the crowd they had to deal
with. Outside of the fact that sev
eral of the girls were accidentally
lost in the dark when they 'went on
the gigging and sniping trips, there
were no untoward events to mar tho
pleasures of the occasion, except pos
sibly a little "shooting affair" which
the campers do not discuss very much
on account of the prominence of the
Among those on the trip, besides
the chaperones, were Misses Ruth
Easterby, Hettie Richards, Martha
Owings, Virginia Sullivan. Carrie
Fleming, Elizabeth Young, Mar
garet Dunlap, Iillah Todd, Mar
garet Dial and Messrs. Dick Childress,
Tom Easterhy, "Snike" Dunlap, Tom
mile Owings, Truman Roper, Roy Ow
ings, Phil Iluff, Richard Dunlap, Roy
Little, ('has. Fleming and -Dr. Powe,
besides a numbier of visitors who came
to pay '"pop1 calls'' fr'om t ime to time.
Natiy Recrulinme Ofticer Here.
Commiander A. 11. Anderson, of the
nav~ly r'cruIitinug otlice at Greenville,
has made a rrangemlents to have two
recruitinug ofieers in the c'ity of Lau11
renfs on the( secondl TIuesday of each
mon01th, according to in formation sentl
outl from (Green viille. Any young men
who wih to go in the navy or enter
any of the navy's trade schools will be
ablle Ito do so) on thlese (lays. Y1oung
men 'who wvish to go to the navy
schools may, with th'' consent of their
pa rents, (enteri them at the age of ser~
eleen ye'ars. 'The city and couinty of
141a1rens has been 'assigned to theI
(GreenivillIe ollie. For Informaltion
(on'eriln g the navy wr itea to "Tb'ci
Navy lleeru iting Station'', Greenville,
New Manaigeru Airives.
Mr. Jf. I). Smith, of Newherry, ar
irivell in the ('ity Monday to take tie
managershIp) of the local business of
the Carolina Auto Company on East
Main street, to suceedl Mr'. J. Y.
31lilam wvho has taken tihe agency fou
the Cole "8". Mr'. Smith just returnedl
Friday from East Or'ange, N, J., wher'i
he was married to Miss Juel Paddon
of that city,
*Mr. Boland flette'r.
Friends in tihe county of Mr. F. D
Poland, who suffered a stroke of
paralysis several weeks ago, will hi
glad to learn that he is much bette,
and Is rapidly regaining his occus
S[RIOUS CAR SHORT.
AGIIN THE 8OUTH
1 Shut-down of Industries
TO THE NORTii
vibtesses iefoire Interstate Con
Imerce Commission Say Serious
Slhortume of Cars Airemitly Exists in
he Souitih. Sh ut-down of Steel Il.
dustries ]mm1111ine t.
vaihiiigton, July 10.--Mizaiiroai car
sheoriage was described as particular..
ly seriouis in the south )y wvitne(sses
who appeared at today's learing of
the Imulerstate Comernc Commission
oi the order requiring railroads to
give preference to coal mines in tlio
assigni ent II of open top Cars. Stup
por-ting tle claims of southern wit
IIs's, Iepresent-atives of more than
a score of steel manufacturers in
formed the commission that a shut
down of the steel industry was inm
ent unless better car service was af
forded. Belief that any general sus
pension of industry would be averted,
iowev.r, was expressed by IDaniel
Willard, chairman of the advisory
committee of the Association of Rail
Industries in Georgia were said by
C. P. Cotterill of Atlanta, represent
ing the Georgia Manufacturers' Asso
ciation, to be receiving not more than
15 per cent of the required number of
cars. Mr. Cotterill further declared
that unless improved car service was
afforded soon, many families through
out the soulth would suffer through
the suspension of work.
iWhile southern railroads, Mr. Cot
terill said, were better supplied with
cai.s than the northern, carriers, the
excess of the southern roads had been
diverted to the north.
The Louisville and Nashville Rail
road, said Mr. Cotterill, had only one
half of Its cars on Its lines. Mr. Wil
lard challenged this assertion, say
ing that the Louisville and Nshville
now had about 66 per cent of Its cars
in its own custody. Mr. Willard add
ed that arrangements had been made
-to increase the Louisville and Nash
ville car supply.
(.AMIAI(N HI FE FRIDAY.
Senatorial Aspirantts to Address Vot
ers in the Court House.
Aspirants for the seat of Senator E.
D. Smith in the United States senate,
including Senator Smith himself, are
scheduled to speak in the court house
here Friday, the 16th, to lay their
views before the voters. No deflrnite
hour has been announced for the
meeting, but it. Is supposed that it will
start promptly at ten o'clock.
ion. W. C. Irby, .Jrt., of this city,
who is among the candidates, stated
wile here for the week-end that the
mieet ings have been growing ini Inter
est and that larger c rowds. are at tend-.
i ng everywhere. Sen. SmithI, who has
bieeni atteniin iig thle demeocratic con
venitioni a1t Sin Filranicisco, has retur n
edl to LteS stt and was expected to
.ioin thie camp a igni arit y yestIerday at
Abhbevile. lie is exitected to be with
the party here Friday.
Tlhe cad~ 11idates ( for thIiis office arie
thei inicumbhenit, 10. D). Smith, W. C.
Iriby oif th is (city, Geo. Warren, of
I lamipton, and Wt. P. P'ollock, of
Mir. ('. 1). 3loseley Hurl.
A\lr. C. I). .\oseley sustain a panin
fi injiu ry at his home last Fridlay
mtorning whten lhe fell off the back
ltiazza.i aind fractutred his dollar hone
bed'~es being othberwiso shaken up.
lIe and his son, AMr. 1ioland Moseley,
'Xnrte imitting uip wire screens on the
lorch and Mir. .\oseley was in the act
Iof miountinig a Ltable when he lost his
ba11lanmce. Ie fell to the ground, a dlis
tance of six or' seven feet, and had to
be picked upj b~y neighblors and carried
I in tihe house. Illis many friends will
beo glad to learn that his injuries are
not serious and that lie Is resting well.
' Ball Onnme Today.
A fast game is promIsed on the low
cal ball park this afternoon when the
Cross 111l1 team, strongly re-inforced,
twill meet the Lacurens MIlla team with
Surratt in the box, The game Will be
called at 5 o'clock, The usual admis.'
sion prices will prevail4