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VOLUME XXXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNIESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1920. NME
:COX TO SHOW UP
St. S)H f UN D
Says lie Will Make Charges
Governor Cox Says that He will 1rovii
liis Charges us to Magnitiude of ne.
publieln Catimpaigi Fund in Speech
at littsburgli Thursday Night.
Dayton, 0., Aug. 24.-Governor Cox,
Democratic presidential candidate, to
-day gave out a statement declaring
that he .would "prove" his changes re
garding the magnitude of Republican
camps~ign . funds. He stated that he
would present his information In his
address next Thursday night at Pitts
The statement of Governor Cox fol
"Senator liarding denies my charg
es about the campaign fund which the
Senatorial oligarchy is raising. I am
prepared to believe that he knows
noti ng about a lot of things that are
going on around1 him. Th8is reveals the
very dangerous symptom which I have
been discussing. in my 'Pittsburgh
speeh, this week, I will advise the
-country as to matters of 'which the
Senator claims to be ignorant and 4
will prove my charges."
The governor made no re'erence tc
reports that he might be asked before
the Senate campaign investigating
committee. His presence has not been
requiested, it was said, and it was re
iterated today that he had advised
Senator Reed, I)emocrat, Missouri, of
the committee, that he would transmil
information hr time for the commit
tee's meeting next Monday.
Several long distance telephone con,
forences .were held today by the gov
ornor with party leaders rogarding as.
sembling of information relating t<
Republican financing. Much of the in
formation was said to relate to the
Hiarding Denies Cliarge.
Marion, Ohio, August 22.-Governo
Cox's chat'Ae of a Republican cam
paign fund of $15,000,000 was charac
terizeid by Senator llarding today a
"absolutely untrue" and "perfectlI
Ii)eclaring he seconded cordially th
challenge of Republican Nation
CIhaltftman; illays to 'Ihe Diemocrat0i
nlominie to produce evidenc(e of (N
cessi ve fepubllean contrbutions, .
In tilaing said he was not. fearful (
the resu lts of any investigation of ti
"We court the fullest untide rsot am
ing of our funds lit every repet ," sal
the leptiblican nom1ine, in comIent1
ing on Governor Cox's speech of ye
teoay. "Not only are stateIts I
excessive expentditurtes absolutely i
trite, but as a matter' of fact, we al
havin g d iflicul Ity in -producing the fut ii
.we legitimately need to 'onldite't i
camtpalin as it .should be !ond(liteteV
Stor'ies of a $1 5,000,000 fund1( are 1e
fectly r'iid iculous."'
Sienator'I la rding added that tl
wave of aidvaneln-g costs and thle e
fr'anthisementt of womten had raIs
the C legI i timate finantal(' iI rt'4ituirtemteuc
of a national catmpaigtn, b)11ilo'dclart
his patyt3's m1one(y chest c'onltain
"nothig like" thte total tnamed by I
l)c'mocrtatio' opponient. Asked whth
any of the money raised by the Nat ie
ai C'omit tee btefot'e thle ChItlengo C~
vet'(tion wvould be used4 in the camtipal
le sid it all had beenC1 expendled
conventlon tme, andl that in mai
its arra'.ngemtents at Chiengo the pal
r'ow "something like a <quarter 0f
Th'ie sent1Ior's attent ion also
c'all ed t) (lover'nor ('ox's charges 11
the $1,.001 1 unit fixed by R~ithubi
manager's had been evaded by "di
my3" contibultions. The Rlepul
nmnee againl declared hie wvouldl v
come any .proof of the assettIon
wh'en he was asked wh1t et' tihe
ty w'.ould( retur moneyf10~ toiund1 to h
hteen yiven through "duinimy" C
"'I.th)nk tltntt,'Is rathetr a far'.fete
Int disotusung the added expens~
-carintg Ih'eliampaign to the neo
enfraticised Wottr'n,, the canid
!tid' $ts paty .weuld not chlange
cnmlail nmathiner'y ' nateetially
C(lAltiA-S FRtANKS DEAD.
Popular Young Man 'asses Away Af
I(r an IlI ess of Several Weeks.
Charles It. Franks, the youngest son
of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Franks, died
!t :hI famliy residence on South Ilar
sit. strin et 'ithursday morning follow
Ing an illness of fever lasting several
weeks. lie had been critically ill for
several days preceding his death, but
hope was held out for his recovery un
til the last, The funeral was held
from Ilie housc Friday morning at 1.1
)'clock, Rev. A. 9. Holler conducting
she se'rviecs ill the abseiee of the do
ceased's pastor, Rev. & H1. Templeman.
of Ihte First Daptist church. The body
was then borne to the Laurens come
tLry and after a short commital ser
vlee was laid to rest'beneath a mass of
The active pall bearers were friends
and associates of the young man at
ihome and in college, as follows: lar
ry Wilkes, Thornwell Dunlap, Connor
Owens, T. R. Easterby, .J. L. Langston,
Truman Roper, Cecil Roper, Farris
.\lartin. Earle Lan'gstpn, J. L. Young.
of Union, and Hlarvey Johnson, of
artanbur.:. 'The honorary pall bear
s were .1. C. Owings, M. J. Owings,
I!,. Clifton .lnes, Rt .13. Terry, D). N.
rli i. I. . T lhiert. iiampton lminter,
S. .\M. Wilkes. T. 1). 'latke and T'. P.
.i'. Franks was 22 years of age and
a gradiluate of Clemson vollege in June
of thiis year, having attended Furman
Fitting school in 191.5-16. Since his
uraduitation in .1utne he has bene pur
sint, a textll. course at the Union
P-leachery at Greenville where slek
n-ss first overtook him. The deceased
s a young man of high ideals and of
unusually sunny disposition. making
friends rapidly wherever -he was
known. lie will be greatly missed by
a wide circle of friends.
Members of Co. F, 14th Regiment, S.
(,. V., Met it Lanigstont Church
The reunion of Company F, 14th
Ited., S. C. V., was held at 'Langston
Ichurch, August 19th. A revival meet
ing was in progress at the church.
The old soldiers held their business
meetbig li the afternoon, a fine -ple
njieiC dinner being served oin the
roun lids. (eo. m. llanna presided and
v. ;eo. Sexton offered prayer. The
muster rol of the company was called,
but only two weIe lresent, (eo. M.
I Jlanna and J. 'Vilson Blakely. Other
ve tcrans present were: Isaac Adair,
)W. . lloyd, W. it. Fuller, .1. i). Mock,
and W. ). Watts. Iesolutions on the
(leatil of Lieutenant .las. Ii. Williams,
p.:. Y. .\cQuown and Will F. Wright
ve!e read and adopted. TIIe last
iianied had for many years acted as
dsecrerta I.. A ienorial to 1. W\,fish Tay
mior will it' be introduced next reunion.
On account of the sqall attendance the
dit 'iof this good soldier was over
ltiooiked. Air. 1111111i a rec alled tliat ter
of1 the~ compiany were eithe'r killed o1
wounde td t ettysbur ii g. lie gave theii
.\li r J0!.. F. .1. ('ald well, olf Newvberry
r-ha witten~t an initerestin1g histor~y o
he i i t leg ImentI. Thie fol lowIng b
i (,h d fro:n the record boo0k kept b2
hie late Will F. Wright: "Co. F, itl
eL. ' 2. f., was organized at I~arki
Is IoMd ti hi L:arens County. Left Clini
[ nI~ ' f o olumbia A.\ ' ist 19, 1861 aii
nded * II He ptemb er. .Was then or
ise~id to A iken. Sr. ('. and mustered in
the I !thi lleg. it Campl ilutler."'
'' o. F heid its firtst reunti n al i
ilde's mdi in 190(t or 1901 and ha
1n! anui'tally SInenO, but l n r'ecord wa
by kept of. the r'euniionis until this h~oo
wasLL tbough! for' that puirpose."'
rd State' ('amilidates Tiomnorrowi.
a j 'The catndid~ates for state oilees at&
to be in Lau11reuis Thursday. Th'le mee
aing willi be held in the court hous
at and~ will beginI ablout 10l o'clock. Cand
an dates for rail road~ commissioner, adji
m" ant generalI and m lieutenant govern<
anar to speak.
atr-. :hat acco~unt. P'ersonal ly, he said. I
je LI i 1 t aket "no1 part Ieular a
on. 00:l for the vote o';(f the wonitn."'
'I -do i~) beClieve,'f sid . Sontt
'l d2 arin~ig, ".ini making a dIistinetion
.ppeni:nla 'o ~ iher sex, or' to' al
of 'lass9i as~ such'i. My camupaigt will
L'lyt directeid to -thei cit izeniry of the Unit
la Stten', anid I take tthe viewv that wv
its men come into thlat citize~nry on~ t
.oti samw has'sas men..
31EET AT CLINTON
Toin's Mlssionary Instiute oif the
Presbyterian Church to 1eet at
('iiuiton Septeniber 3rd.
The Woman's Annual .\Missionary Iin
;titute of the Presbyterian church of
jlaurens county, will be held at Clin
on September 3rd, the first session
)i)nIng at 10 o'clock.. An interesting
p)rogram has been arranged, including
i missionary address by Mrs. S. J. L.
7rouch, remembered by many Laurens
,ounty friends as Miss Katie Austin,
:laughter of Nir. and Mrs. R. A. Austin,
of Cross [Hil1. She will give a review
of her tour around the world in the
Interest of missions and also her visit
to seven mission lands where she saw
missionaries at work and in their
homes... - * - -' -..
The following is the program for the
10:00 A. M.-Opening Exercises.
Minutes of 1919.
ilible Hour. 'irs. I. F. Fleming.
ApI)pointment of Committees.
Report of Secretary.
Report of Seeretary of -Literature,
Mirs. liessie (odfrey.
Bible Study. Mirs. .. C. Byrd, Chicora
Missionary Address. Mrs. S. J. L.
1:00 P. M.-Luncheon.
2:00 V. M.-ilymn 312.
Temple Plan. Mrs. S. C. Hodges.
Synodical Representative, Mrs. John
Echoes From Monttreat. Mrs. J. Q
Bible Reading. Mrs. Oscar lunter
W1. 11. P'ITTS EXONl'1ATED.
Magistrate lieleases Local Man Ar
rested After Death of ('hild4l ou
.\Mr. W. 11. Pitts, of this city, was re
leased froin custody in Greenville yes
terday after lie had been given a hear'
ing following tlie deatli of a chi<
which.iis automobile struck on thi
G(renville road Sunday afternoon. Thi
tostimony given at the preliminar;
hearing clear'-ly indicated that MI
Pits was not to blame in the unfor
tiit le occurri'ine. An accoutil of th
accilent, as givel by tit' Greenvill
News Mondiay mornin g waS as 'ol
A ii s-year-old daughter of Mr. an
.Mrs. W. .1. iHiddle of Si mipsonville, wih
were visiting .\lr. Itiddle's father, .oh
Itiddle, eight mtiles soitih of Gi'etnv ill
on the'Fork Shoals road, was yestet
day afternoon killed by being strue
tby ani automob)ile tdriiven. it. Is said, i
\V. 13. Pitts, of TLauriens, nlear' the .loh
IRidd Ihome.11 .\lr'. IPi Wits a arres'te
by .1. A. Woodson, a miotor'cycleI dept
and is binlg held at thie 'ounity jai
until after the inquest. which wikl 1
cond ucted this morn ing.
Accoi'ding to :wi tness(s, It' child
said to have beenl stanin Ig iat the sit
of thie i'oad wIih its miotheir, who liwJ
holding tier han id uint ii the autiomiobi
shiouild pass. Theii chiild bi'oke aws
from its inOthe iic'when21 tile autiiomobi
was5it alost upo them 1iiii, it is st atedi, at
to stop his~ aiitIomobile( in time t) a'.'r
" t' accident, antI the child was ktilht
'wereC ii. M. Walket',W. P'. Sidlawn, IH.
- itoxes iandi Ickets hiendy.
e .\i'. W. S. P'ower, assistant secreta
stated yestterday that all of the eli
lion boxes and the tickets ar'e io
r ready3 foi' dist ribution and cliib nmt
pleasure it. it is hioped't to got th1em11
out by Saturtday night. Execuitvte co
ie mitteemen arie also i'emindetd .t1
they, ait' txpectetd to pirovide 1h(o0
)i v'oter's aind mnajoity fraction thiei'
of~ Every princift in the county.3' .w it h
17 ixcetion of 'Tilp Tro, is requir'ed 1
lie der' te new law to irovide booths
2(1 the voters.
0-- .- - ..
lie Mr. andl Mrs. G. P. Smith, of H
11111, are yvisiting Mr. F. M.. SitI!.
HEG"(4INS TO GItOW ;
Forty- Eight, Dollars Subscribed to
Forty-eight dollars has beeni rIe)or't
ed o far to The A(vertiser in sub
scriptions to the Democratic campaign
fund. Of this amount $1.04) was sent
direct to The Advertiser by E. P.
Milam and the remainder collected by
W. G. Lancaster, assistant cashier of
the Enterprise National Bank. The
funds as colleetted will be turned over
to Mr. 1. Y. Culbertson, who is in
charge of the campaign for this coun
An urgent call has been sent out
from headquarters in Columbia for a
generous rel)onsc to the national call
for funds, The amount of subscrip
tions will not be limited to One Dol
lar. but anyone who Is so disposed
may contribute in larger amounts. In
fact, larger amounts will be welcomed
as the amount of money needed to
carry the campaign to a successful
conclusion is very large.
The following is the list of contrilu
Contributed through W. G. Lancas
W. G. Lancaster ............. 4.$1,00
11. L. Kennedy .................. 1.00
Lady, namtywitheld ............. 1.00
E.. V. Martin ................... 1.00
John Switzer .................... 1.00
T. C. Switze . .................. 1.00
11. H1. Roper .................... 1.00
R . W. Copeland ................. 1.00
John Gilkerson .................. l.00
N1. L. Copeland ................. 1.00
T. P. Kendrick .................. 1.00
C. M'. W ysong .................. 1.00
C. R. Bishop ................... 1.00
F. J. Owings ................... 1.00
0. L. Long ...................... 1.00
E. P. M inter .................... 1.00
Tom Henderson ................. 1.00
Luther W asson ................. 1.00
E. f. W ilkes ................... 1.00
S' NI. W ilkes ................... 1.0
1 1. L. Clardy .. ................ 1.0
-W. P. Thomason ................ 1.0(
T. L. Monroe ................... 1.0(
Ed. Barksdale .................. 1.0(
-Ilarry W ilkes .................. 1.0
Oscar Henderson ............... 1.0(
-R. A. Babb ......................1 .i(
George W ham .................. 1.0(
It. NT. M eKem is ................. 1.0(
G. F. Benjam in ................. l.14
Slanley Crews .. ................. 1.01
N1. .1. Sim;son ...................1.0
T. A. Fairey .....................1.0
W illiam Go lder ................. 1.01
.11u111i1s Leopard ................. 1.01
.1. F. Davenport ................. 1.0
A . L. ludgens .................. 1.0
.10no. 11. Powers. ................. 1.0
l,. 0. lers. .....................1.1
\V. N. Austin ...................if.
.1no. W . K nighl ......... .......
\V. ). Blyrd .. ................... 1.1
T'. R . ' aster.,y .................
S. U. Slexton ............ .......
R . 11. Childres;s ................. 1.0
.1) If. Irvin ............. ........ 1.
1. 1,. aldw in ..................
......v ..... ... \im .......$1.'
The Advert isMer is (allying toda1
Is probabtly thet largest entfee advertis
menbot it has ever~ carried, a doub11
"page spread in the second section
e he paper. The ad vert isement is ca
yriedi for the D) ici Flour i & Ga in Con
e pany, of this (ity wvhol esale (list rib
d( tors, atnd the Young & Grilln Coffi
ofCompany, of New York and New O
te leans, mnanufactuiretrs. Th'le adlvertis
iii ng schedu le began in the last Issue
d. thIiis pa per and the local distibutoc
Is al ready report l arge sales.
*EL1E('T'ION il litNN.
* The .\diertise'r expects to gile
ry' * il usual11 electo uleui iit ini servlICI
eC- * next Tl'uesluy ihdt. . The exnt
.1- *hnts not bee(n d reidled uploni, but t hi
all * lng better tha eve (ir Ibefore.. W
mn- * shaill c'ountt onl our friendls at lth
sat * tlarlonis pireciniets In the clountiy te
hts * telIephonet their ret urns ats thle
00 * Itave~ kintdly done in.the lst. Onl.
of. * those aisslstinw. In thei tuliniti o
the * ill bei, expeied e in thlit Offlee ats
I- * lat'ge' c'rowd~ will greatly htinde
fr* the work. 'The returns will 1b
* given In front of thel oilliet ni
>c l prompltly ats t hey. nrte received.
MANY CiANGlS .AIDE.
Last Dys of AmnrtitI see Severil
('htu1111res on the Public Sqnalre.
'Tlihe last days of August are witness
ing several chaniies in location on tle
part of Lauriens busi ness men. With
tihle vacation of the former Copeland
building on the north side of the
sitiare by the Vincent Motor Company
ani The Advertiser Printling Com
pany, this building has been consider
ably improved by the new owner, Mr.
I A. L. Alahaffey, and he has been mov
ing his grocery stock into it during the
past few days. Nlisfortune followed in
the path of improvement however
1 Monday evening when a truck backed
Into tthe new plate glass front and
broke two of the large glasses. On ac.
count of the difficulty of procuring
plate glass at this time, It may be some
time before the dianiage is repaired.
Both the Vincent lotor Car Company
and The Advertiser Printing Company
have moved into new quarters.
During the past few days workmen
have been busy repairing and repaint
inv Ithe former Ilarksdale building
next to the Laurens Hotel recently oc
culpied by lbhe Adams Motot Company
and owned by Mr. I1. D. Itasterby. The
Adams Motor Company has vacated
this uilin(i'g and hvil' occupy tile
building on tile east side of the pntblic
square owned by Mr. Charles Fleming
and recently occupied by Mr. Mahaffey.
hasterby Motor Company, now lo
cated in thbe Dial building opposite tile
postoffie, will occupy the Easterby
uildiig vaebted by the Adams Motor
During the past. few days workmen
have also been busy on tile former
M oseley & Roland building getting it
ready for occupancy by t.the Henchoff
Five alid Ten Cents Store. Mr.
Benehoff will retain ills .present store
next door, but will expand his bilsi
ness to take in another storeroom. Tile
interior is being improved and attrac
tive display windows put In front,
To Attend Cotton Meeting.
Senator N. D. Dial, who returned
from Washington last week, leaves
this morning for Columbia to attend
t mic Ileetinig of tile American Cotton
Association. Sell. Dial said yesterday
that. he had some practical suggestions
which he expected to lay before the
meetilug which he hoped would be of
solie benefit. Among these, he said,
is a proposition for the southern farm
ers to sell their enctin to Central
I lurope on credit. The mantifacturers
of these nations, lie said, are 11xiouS
to sece cottol but liaven't the cash
to pay for it. Their collateral. le sai(,
is as good as ordinary collateral and
Ihw Southfernl farmer"s mu11st meet, then.!,
half way it' the (otton is 1o he Soil
Iloon. 'Ihe slator said that he waw
tot parlicilarlIy anxiolls to make .
speechi at any time, but he felt. thal
ihe had some vielws which woUli h(
I valiable to the farmers at this I mlie.
County ('1aimjiilgii 'I'n dn y.
After a week's camllpaigniig inl ii
o tther townls and( rural sectionls of th
counity, tihe COuntty ('andidates5 will a1p
--Pear be1foret the local voters at Ith
cour tt hiouse t oday. The meltet ing i
Schledu led to beg in at 1i o'clock an
wiill pirobaly (co1 nie withioit inltr
ilrutp(1tilnut ii all of the candtiid ate(s hay
b((bee head. On ac'countt of thle fac
1tha1t ther e arie steerai local men offel
I ing for' otfice', It has5 been suggest I
t- t. oc al canldidlates do 1not follo
tilt ('lsto o~fl(f giving iaay to (cand(
dati's from out oif It' city. Volr ci
tie lo'ailibox arec unlder'stoodl to I
anxhious to hear local as well as 0o1
of-tow'n Caltnidates on Ithe issues <
(Ginners Assoeiiitioni Met.
TIhe Isauriens ('ounty ('ilnners assi
e arcly part of last week and( discutss<
*the outlook for the comlinlg seaison. TI'
*ininil rice' for' te se'asonl was fix<
*at $5.ot to $.5.2,5 for the minimum ii
i1 . ii addei d for each 10 tiloundtats ov
*for' bagging and ties was tlxed at W
*IL x I ,anlford, of Wat erloo, wn'
*priesident and Z Gll . ('. Watts
seeroary 13 and Iteasurer'I
* r. . I. osorth Side thi
*of tihe season1.
*holl wa~s of avet
- .torth''j The flrst
*' :n n' lit4p earllI
POlls HURL BACK
Reds Lose Thonsands In
Biolsbevii lIakig Desperate lIfforts
to Withdraw Adiance Guards from
Positions. Armiles in Desperate
P'lights. May be Encireled.
'Warsaw, Aug. 23.-Russian Bol
sheviki forces are retreating virtually
along the whole line in an effort to
save the remnants of the Red army
but they have so far been easily frus
trated by the Poles.
On the north there is heavy loss in
the region of mlawa and Soldau.
Forced to face two Polish armies, one
advancing from Modlin and the other
from Graudenz, tile Bolsheviki are
making desperate efforts to extricate
their advance guard, some of which
adventured as far as Eiylau and
Pl insk. Tihe Rted losses in prisoners
In this region have amounted to 11.000
in the past two days.
h'lle attempt of the lteds to break the
Polisi lines oil the irzasynsh-Makov
Royany road and cross the Narew river
has completely failed. Polish troops
advancing i) the right bank of the
river threw back tie Htolsheviki to the
north. \lean;while the main body of
the Poles advancing from Warsaw,
occupied all the territory in the fork
of the Bug and the Narew.
The only chance of the Bolsheviki is
to open a passage in the direction of
Ost.rolenka and Lomza, so as to get
through to illalystok and Grodno. The
Polish troops, accordingly are hasten
ing their march towards Ostrolenka
and Lomza while the Polish cavalry
which has reached the upper waters
of the Narew has already cut tile road
between Lonza and Bialystok. The
battle now going on on the Narew is
likely to decide the fate of all the
Russian forces on the Prussian fron
tier. All efforts of the Russians to
break throu gil on the line of the hug
'have been hurled back vith heavy
ilosses. In tihe ceonter the Polish troops
which occupied Ilrest-Litovsk are dig
gin-z in on tle eastnholder of Po
lesia. It is expected that. the dariig
plan of tile Iloisiheviki against I'tl
herg 'will he delilitelv t'rustrlated in
Iterlii, Aug. 2,-The Lokal Anzel
ger's o('rret'spoldlint oil tile Iissiall
froit reports tat tle l ssian trlt
along th east iRussian borderl has de
velope'd into a panit u11 pressure
o tIh Polish ; entvalry. HllItrs of eat
til'. Cavalry and ilfailry ate intr'
mingld t hll t lie fli gilt. Ollicers and
cOmmissaries ale I trying to restOrIe or
detr with ti' revolvers. Some of th1e
r'egimfents hlave thrown awaly their1
Th'le (0orr'(spondent11 Says thlat till
I led s delIar1e they ('Ouldl not. stand the
fir t Of thle Potl ishi an Fr1~teneih av'iator01s
w ho attacke( Id Item from shorlt, dils
tart ('s an 111h~iose' bombis wvork ed hlav
On' 'T'hey evidttly welr' Iuaccus
t tmedl to wetslernt fighitill me tfl fodls.
Th le ('ttcrrespondt of Th'le Tageblatt
lit Prtosken says5 thlat the fir-st Russiatn
army't13 is in full letre'at in te direc'ti on
of (Grodno.0 Thiie st aff of thle ourit h
Sarmy aind all till revoluitlinary (0om
mit tees have evnen'at('d Lomzat, w~hose
inlhlabitanlts had formied a militia force
iln the serivice of' the rev'~olult ionaryI gov'
i'rnmen'lt wh'ich'l is also in flighlt. Loim
'za wa; iillaged before Ilhe ievacua
.I t is ret'( ied thiat. striong Rtuss iani
e'reser'ves ar'e stationled at. Gr'odno andi
b heing sent forward Jo iBialystok. Tile
LI homa-liaystok-Br'est-Litovsk rail
r'oad iS in tihe hiandts of tihe Poles, con
Ill r(u01ntly r'etrIea t inl tihe sotheast
er'ly d1 irctIion is impuossile. Thle r'ev
olttionary ('comit tees have fled fr'oml
e Squ1are in Bu1rns BlockI