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VOLUME XXXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1921.
CONVICI[D R P1-1
TP U. Vaughn Robs Electric
Chair by Sulie
SLASHED THROAT
WITH A RAZOR
Final Chapter in the Life of T. U.
Vaughn is Enacted When Me Suc
ceeds In 111s Fourth *.ffort to Coma
mit Suleide While in hand. of ier
Ida Authorities.
Tampa, Fla., April 8.-Thurrtoa U.
Vaughn, arrested here while teaching
school as T. A. Earl, and held for
sentence for assaulting four girls at
the Odd Pellows' Orphanage at Green
ville, slashed his throat -with a razor
In his cell in "murderers' row"' In the
county jail here tonight. (He died al
most instantly, having almost severed
his head from his body with the'
stroke. It was his fourth major* at
tempt at suicide and he had once
tried to open a previous wound in his
throat. 1
Vaughn had been kept in a straight
jacket in the hospital 'ward after his
attempts to kill himself the night of
bis arrest, but 'today he iwas moved to
murderers' row and placed in a cell I
with three mnen changed with murder. I
Shetiff Spencer states lie has no
knowledge wh esthorized the remov
al of the Atraight'jacket or of the man
from the hospital, and an Investiga-.
lion Is -being made.
Meanwhile the presente of the
mazor is explained tby the jailor.
Jailer Hubbard states that Friday is
shaving day at the jail and the razor
goes the rounds of the cells. 'When it
reached the inurderor's row, Vaughn
amparontly bided his tine. After the
other 'prisoners in his cell had An- I
Jighd, Vaughn, it is said was given
the razor by one of his mates. WIalk
ing'dWilthe corridor of the cage-ap
pareftit to the lavatory, and with not
a s4"w of bravado, the man suddenly
halted, 'c'or1ding -to one of the ri
onbri, Like a flash he raised his right
hand the blade flashed In the dim
stream of light from a nearby eerridor
and with a vigor that tdld of an intat
purpose, the man brought its keen
edgod -blde against his neck over the
loader dust back of the right ear. Vis
arm *Am on around with tMe initial
swbn .H the way around to beneath
bho left ear. Nothing but a Btand(tact
nerve and a determination of pierposo a
solana sen made poseibie Suck a
powest:1 steoke, self-iodicted, Wr I
phymAoeane. I
'lTa head swung over to one idle as
the body fell to the steeil lor. !ris
onors shouted and there was a ecurry
throughout the corridors of Vae jail.
A brusty carried the word to Jauter 4
Iitbhard vAd a hurry call wa" seat for I
coum4y phiysicin, H-. 0. ftnow, who
hastened to the jail. )Aeanwhile, the
jailer and uttendants at the hospital$
Iwardl reachedl the cell and attemnpited
to give some aid1, hut it was hopeless.
for lire had flown with the rush of
blood from the jalg!av vein and other
2oeed blood vesseQls fcedIing the bra in.1
When Dr. Snow alrrived he uro
noun fced( the mani~ dead and en11oid n0 r1
lie' und(er the sun could1 (&V( ha e toght.
hack the li fe wihlht lhe ralid m ust have
been1 finuffedI out almaost as the body
struck the floor'.
Meanwhile, chief of detectives, 77
WV. Blossom, mindful of the wifo's
"Good bye, dlenr, I'll meet you in
iteaven", or two dlays ago, when she
tossed him a kiss es she left -the
county jail after a visit, tuurned h'is
mind tko the woman, as soon as he
had started the machinery for amn in-j
vestigation of the rele~sing ef the
-isoner from the atmight lacket,
41eul of ai possible suicidle pact.
Police utOts scored both Tramrpa and
Port Tampa, a suburb nine miles froma
hors where the couple had live.d, seek
ig the 'woman. She was Enally locat
ed and1 placed in the detention ward
of the city Jail in the city ball for
safekeeping.
Jailer 'Ilubbard refuses to die
cuss reasons if any-for the change of
the prisoner, 'but states that Vaugha
was unusually rational lagt night and
this morning. At dinner he ate the
1heartiest meal since 'he 'was arrested
andI shortly afterwardis he -was moved
-to what proved his death chamber of~
iron.
The 'hndy wna enmov1 aftne thn
IMPOItTANT llILLS INTROJDUVE |
- AT OPENINi SESSION
Eimergency TariffY,' Tax Iteforii, Sol.
dier elef aid Other Meiasures Up.
Propose 'RePeal of Excess Profits
Tax.
Washington, April 11.-B3ills de- V
signed to cover some pf the more im- c
portant *problenis before the present a
Dongress was' ntroduced today in the f<
House. -.They included the emergency I'
tarif', repeal pf some war taxes and a
proposals for new ones, soldier bonus X
and soldier -relief, federal 'budget, ro- fl
striction of Immigration and federal A
road building. J
While the "five way" plan of yet- t
orant organizationtj for deferred coin
posation to service men because u
[ouse :bill No. 1, the tax question was (
oremost 'in the legislative proposals. 11
Representative Longworth of Ohio, h
proposed the straight repeal of excess a
profits and war iprofits taxation. The A
suggestion was -repeated 'by Ropresen- d
atives Bachrach of New Jersey. and h
Mott of New York, who proposed im- h
position of gross sales taxes at 1 ier 4t
,ent rates. The Bachrach measure c
Liso suggested reduction of normal in- r
.ome 'tax rates to 2 per cent, and ap
plication of the sur-tax to incomes b
kbove $7,000 with a maximum of 40 b
per cent. c
Chairman -Fordney of the ways andio
nleans committee putting forward the I
wervice men's bonna prtposal twhick
)rovldes for alternatives 'hetween cash
ayment, land settlement, insurance, o
rocational education and home build- u
ng, left out taxation proposile, but k
lepresentative Gallivaa, Demobrat of
dassaclhusetts, put in a exact dupli- f
,ate of the -bill as it pftssed the House8
at session. In further aid, te vetor
ins 'ReprOsentative Sweet, Republicana
if Iowa, introduced a bill be consolit
late all boar.ds and bureaa having to
10 with sldier, rehabifitation, and Rop
-eseirtative Fes;, Republican of Ohio,
uggested exemption fron incomp tax- a
ta of all payments to veterano under" t
roing vocational training.
Immigration. reatriction, decided up
in by thg last Cengrea In enacting a
Ill limiting annual entrance of
iens into the United States to
hree Oer cent of tihe total residenta b
X each nationality In the nation as
ound by tho 1910 censua, was pro
osed by Chairman Johnson of the mm
Atiratica cvmmittoe. Hie 0ill eacts
y duplicated that, whih Presidamb,
Nilson gave a peaket veto.
Reprencmbative Ulants, Senaoerak t
f Texas, whose :be&*las Wit hi G*-O
ealatee in Conres have 6aoe4te
oe attention, come fuoward with a
uggestion t wieee Gorama trom
?6 meubebw 6o ?04. EA ue-sppermonz
hem accordlag to fhe 10" eesual. A.
itumbr of other Pe-apipartlenanort
>ills were prip-oad, .but would pro
ride tor holding fto maeaboraWip to
to LpQra(t limit. Mr. 'Blanten ala i
)roposed th elimination of the pre- *
Npt travel allowaoee of 20 #ents a mile
or moembers and subatibutin therefor V
L payment of actual exrene. a, to be
sad. und sworn vouchers.
Rlepresentative Young, Republican
>f North lokota for the ways and
nleans commit toe introduced the emer
enetiy ag ricultural ta -itf, oxIaty' as it
e'as pased in 'Fbhrry. Its effective
Jeriodi was thd sas six inonths after
masctmeunt !natead of ten as in tha ye
o*- mea ffl rUe of the last nossion.
Ch iman IKahn of tho military at-t
airs comumittee again prop~osed sep
rate# aitr corps und1(er a new o.xecu -r
lve butreaa to control mnilitary avia
ion, atnd a separate iproposal for fod~ r
itral regulationa of civilian aviation to
icecompany it.
Chairmnan Goo0d of the app~iropria
tion comnmitteo, introduced the. Sed- ~
arali budget bill, anothe~r of th mea-t
sureit vetoed dur'ni the former adiin
letration-.
d
Col. T.' D. Darlingten eame up froin
Dharlestoa last week icr a visit of a
few days ia the olty edip'soially to see
his Sret giantieon, J. (1. Todd, Jr,,
which arrived last wook.
county physician's examnination had
been made, to a local undertaker's
establishment, where ib is being held,
pendinig the receipt of word from Il
Carolina authoritien, or the arrival
of omeiers who are said to have left i
Oolumbia yesterday for the man. If1')
they don not want 'to take the corpse t
back the heart'broken iwidow possi- c
bly will 'be allowed to take the bodya
for interment 'where she sees fit, prob)
nably in a local cemeter'y, as she has(
(lrvi~el o mnke this city her home.
EORGIA FARMER
FOUND GUILTY
1c Sentence for Georgia Farmor in
Murder Case.
Covington, Ga., Aipril 9.-John S.
iilliams, accused of the murder of
leven of his negro farni hands td halt
federal investigation of peonaige, was
)und guilty of murder by a jury i
ewton county superior court today
ud sentenced to life imprisonment,
lotion for new trial wnas immediately
led and hearing on the motion set for
pril 80, at Decatur, Ga., before Judge
ohn B. d-lutcheson, who presided at
ie trial.
The verdict of .murder .with recoin
tendation for mercy which under
eorgia law automatically carries a
fe sentence, was read exactly -18
ours after the case want to the jury
ad was calmly received by Williams.
moment later, as hig wife and chil
ren began to sob almost Inaudibly
o seemed .to be struggling to restrain
is own emotions. Just after court ad
>urned, the man's two daughters be
anie hysterical and were led from the
)om by friends.
Williams appeared more affected
y his family's suffering than he had
eon by the verdict. He was on trial
aarged specifically with the murder
I one of the nogrdes found, drowned
L Newton county. Clyde Manning, a
egro farm boss for Williams, and
>intly indicted with him, testified that
a Williams' order he and another
ogro, afterwards killed had done the
ilings.
Williams kad maintained a cheer
il attitude during .the trial and had
outly maintained his innocence, al
tough having - admitted he migh6 be
chnically guilty of peonage, as he
kid he had paid fines for negroes and
't them work out the dobt.
Sentence was formally ipassed with
t a few moments after the verdict was
anounced.. Judge llutchosoff restated
ie verdict as read by T. R. Starr, a
krmer and foreman of the jury, and
ided:
"And the verdiot Is the seatenee of
ke court."
The Verdict iwas not in evact form,
at in open aourt both aides agreed
tat it was legal by Suipreme Court
scisiena and no exception would be
-ken.
The aiotion tor a new triel was
ade en the grounds that the verdlet
as "contrary to the evidence; eon
ary be the law "ad w$~het evi4Mee
support It."
rTe Jary waS deMposed Of seven
iraes, the tier* blhag merekaxts,
erka and a barbp. Moot 0 the
irere -were yoag sea af e theua
wving as a 93Irv t" Ihe ;rra time.
The easO want 60 *iel hut 'Tae.,
Ly, one dav betag fakea up with ar
amentke for postponement and sele
en of a Jury. The stabe took little
ore than a day to present Its evidence
kile the dtense relied solely On the
aswera statermena of Williaims.
The jury went out at 2:51 P. M. yes
irday and was said to have taken
more than five or sir 'ballots, much of
te time being devoted to discussion of
ie case. The flest ballot stood six for
verdict of murder with no recomn
tendations, thus carrying a death sen
meec, and the other six voting to ac
oit Williams, according to jurors.
Xave for a 'brief recesm for supper,
la J jrors5 considiered .the caso uint il
bort ly before imidnight, when the
)usted the judi~e and opptosing coun
'3l out of bedl and had the entire charge
Teated. Forernan Starr said the jury
'as not certain as to the exact point
f law in douabt'
Williams will be takes 'back to At
inta pending the hearing on his me
ion for a now trial.
Solicitor Btrand has announaced Man
ing will be tried on 'the murder in
lctment agasb hims but no date he
et bieen set.
ANNU7AL VNWDANS' MWM
3. B.Ieaehaw C'hapter to 0Ive Annagl
lianee- at 14eebyterIan Charsh sat
urday.
The J. B. Kershaw Chapter, U. D. C.,
Smaking -preparations for the annual
inner given at this season to the
etem'ans of the Confederate armien.
'he dinner is to 'be given this year in
he parlors, of the First Presbyterian
hurch and all veterans of the county
ra invited 'to be present. The veter
.s are expeOcted to gather at the
~ourt House and march from there
o the church.
SENTIMENT DIVIDED
ON BOND ISSUES
Owings Project Carried iII Lnst Week's
Election While Musgrovo Project
Falled. -
Final and oilleial returns on the two
bond issues voted on last week by tax
payers of the county showed that sen
timent was divided on the two projects.
The election went in favor of the Ow
ings project and against the Mus
grove (project as the tabulated vote be
low will show. While the result of.
the Musgrave bond issue was appar
ent after a part of the returns were
in, the outcome of the Owings issue
was in doubt until 'Princeton, the very
last box, was in. It was thought prob
able ,hat t'ho Princeton voters might
follow in the stops of their neighbors,
the Hickory Tavern voters, who iwere
also on on* of the improved roads,
and vote against the .projects but they
voted the other way Instead, going 1-2
to 3 for the Owings project and 12 to 2
for the Mlusgrovo project, removing
the last lingering doubt as to the Ow
ings project.
Very little interost was taken in the
'"ton outside of those communities
which would have materially benefit
ed by the roads and thoso communi
ties which showed a distinct aversion
to the issues. The IAurens city bx)0
polled hardly a third of its strength
while 'the county as a whole polled
about half the normal vote. No elee.
tin twas held at the Goldyille and
Gray's Store boxes. Women were con
spicuous by their absence, only three
women oanting their ballots at the lo
eal box.
The. following in the ilnal result of
the election as conmplied by De)puty
Clerk of Court who acted as clerk to
the conmiIssiners:
Owiug. Project
Yes No
Laurens ..............132 49
Laurens Mill .. .. .. .. .. .. 22 r
Watts Mills.......... ., 29 7
Ora .. .. ..' ...........'.5 24
Lanford .............0 42
You.i.. ......10 18
Pleasant Mount ............6 19
Stewart's Store ..........15 1
Cook's Rtoro .. ..0..... ...... 26
Thompson's Store .. .. .. .. 25 20
Owinzm ..............72 6
Gray Court ............1d5 10
Dials ................10 6
Shilok .. ..............
Woodville .. ..o......... 1 6
Hiekory Tavera ..6......... 17
Prinosten.... ..... ..... . 6
Poplar Sprial . w.b.... .
TDaniel's Store .. .. .. 0 44
Moun Fla t .,.
Tip Top.........' . V
Ekom ... .s..... J. O
'Waterloo ...... .... . Ut i
Cree ill 9....0. ........., o
Mount'vill .. .. ..... 4 IS
Hopewall ............. 4
Clintoa ..............17D 64
Clinton M11i.... .... ....14 0
Lydia ...................15 1
oenno .. .............1
langston ...............10 17
Total.. ...... .........731 (g4
IIUngrTCv Project
Tes No
Laurens .. .... .. 55 123
Laurens Mill ..............19 8
Watts MIlls.. ..........27 9
Ora .......... ..........1 28
Lianfordl.....................0 42
TottnOs .. .............6 17
Plie'sa'nt Mlound.............. 0 2f
Stte'wart'us tore .........12 2
Cook's Riore .................0 28
Trhom pson's Store .. .. .. ...24 21
Owing .. ..............50 17
Oray Court ........ .....102 i5
Dials'.... ........ ........4 1~1
Shiloh .. . ........ 0 8
Woodvillo.. ............. 87
Hliekory Tavern .... .......5 18
'Printo'n .... ..........12 2
Poplar Apres .... .......0 64
Danilel's Mtore .. .........0 44
Mount Pleasant ..............0 15
'Tip Top........... ........ i 8
lMkon. ......................0 58
Waterloe .. ...... ........6 82
C'ro'ss ?ill...................88 10
Mdountville .. ...........8 17
'opewell .. .... ...... ..
Clinton .. .............177 92
Clinton Mill...... ......14 0
Lydia .. ................181
Renno.. .......... .... ..1 31
JAngston ....................9 18
Total .... ........ .....584 825
Mr'. John F.' Bolt left yesterday for
Dunbarton, ini Barnweli county, to
visit his dlaughter, Mrs. B. F. Owons.
BUil'lD IN GRAY COURT
Egeige P'den, Non of ILife J. Thos.
Peden, Burlied Lasit, ''liirsday.
Funeral exercises were held in .Gray
Court last Thursday over the body or
Eugene Peden, whose body was
brought home last week fromi France
where the young soldier tgave up his
life for his country during the World
War. Young Peden was the son of the
late J. Thos. Peden and was among the
ftcat_-to go over from this country, he
having volunteered in a regular regi
ment soon. after the outbreak of the
war, and iwas the first man from this
county to 'be killed In battle. H-is
body was brought home at the re
quest of hin father, who did not live
to see his son's remains.
On the same day the body of Miss
Lizzie Owings, who died at Conway
Tuesday night, was buried at Dials
church. Miss Owings was a steno
grapher by -profession and iwas so
engaged In Conway when sickness
overtook her. She was the daughter
of Mr. Tom Owings, who survives her
with two sisters, Mrs. A. If. Owings
and Miss Anna Owings.
COOPER FAVORS
CANELLINO IlD'RT
nerifleing of Dollars lNo. as Great
as Already Made by Saertieing of
Lives.
Spartanburg, April 7.--Gov. Robert
A. Cooper advocated America's can
ceiling every cent of Europe' war
debt In his address to the farmers
here today. Ue said that at first he
thought the countries should be made
to pay every cent, but now he reall.es
that they can not even (pay the Interest,
let alone the ptincipal. So the best
thing to do Is to cancel It and begin
over. Then *Europe will begin to buy
ATnerican produce, will begin to buy
Amerienn cotton, and prosperity will
return in earnest. This .would be %oth
ing more than America's contributlon
to the cause.
In speaking of the farmers, he
urged a marked reduction in acreage,
saying that if the farmer made the
mistake he made last year that he
will but retard the approach to "nor
malcy." Whether the farmers make
a big crop or a small crop normal
oenditions will return, but a big orop
will delay that return.
Confidenco in ones self and a will
ingness to sacriftce axother dollar for
the good of the massee Io what I
needed. Every one should be as will
ing to sacrifnce a dollar to hAaten nor
mat conditione as he was U. give hit
",A ter te peace of the world. We
said that he euld aot uaderstand wh'
bhe ioruer soldiers, thee. 'Who made
suoh a acriftce in the world war did
not rise uxp In their maight and demand
that this country sign the peace treaty
and take her position beside the other
natioras of the world. Imatead the
country -has drifted until now it :ilIl
be several years before this oountry
can take her stand where she belongs.
Europo has lost confidence in Amerloa
and It wIll take time to reestablish
that confidence.
Apil Term of ('ourt. of Common Pleas
to ('envene April 25th with Judge
The A prilI term of the ('ourt of' Comn
mon Pleas will convene Monday morn
lng. April 2i'th, with .1ludge W. Hi.
Townsend, of C'oluminha, preoiding. T[he
following jurors havye been drawn for'
the term:
W. Rt. (Garner, J. 0. Str'ibling, D. Rt.
Chapman, J1. F'. Aber'crombie, J. M.
D~onna.n, .1. RI. Fiuller, 0. F. Ropp, .M. S.
Bheeks, Andy E. Jones, U. M. Stewart,
C. H. Rims, Tlhos. A. Nickels, J1. Pl. Car
lisle, L. lE. Martin. B'. L. K(ing, Gary
C. Spearman,. C. M4. Blabh, J. M. Won
dorson, Henry B. Gossett, RI. L. Whit
lock, L. T1. Curry, Geo. D. Ba~bb, JT. P.
Watts, S. L. Moore, A. C. Whittle, II. C.
Turner. Rusel F]. Poole, B3. M. Sorgee,
J1. U. Mritszer, P. L. Abramau U. (4. Ful
ler, 3. H. Ga~rrett, Ti. C. Aramsrong.
New 8tero Opens
Announcement is mnade in another
column of 'this paper today of the op
ening of a "Gash and Carry" grocery
store in this city. Mr. .' B. Kilgo will
'be the sproprietor of the store, whieh
will he located in one ot the store
rooms on the west side of the square
now occupied 'by Blenchoff's 5~ and 10
Cents store. The opening ,wtil b)e held
Saturday. Mr. Blenchoff will continue
to nocunv one of the stores.
L[AGI[ Of NATION8
Approves Peace by Reso
lution of Congress
SEPARATE PEACE
WITH ENEMIES
Prefldent In Inaugural Address Gives
i.s Endorsemuent to Separate Peace
with Central Powers Without En
dangerlng the Position of This
Country's Alles.
Washingtow, April 12.-President
Harding addressing an extra-ordinary
session of the sixty-seyenth congress
today declared againts the existing
League of Nations and favored a sep
arate )eace with the central powers.
"in the existing League of Nations
world governing with its super pow
ers," said the Presideut, "this repub
lie will have no part. There can be
no hetrayal of the deliberate oxipres
sion of the American ,people in the re
cent election; and, settled In our de
cision for ourselves, it Is only fair to
say to the world in general and to our
associates in war in particular that the
league covenant can hiave no sanctron
by u9. . . . Manifestly the highest pur
pose of the League of Nations -was de
feated in linking it with the iFeaty of
)eace and making it the enforcing
kgency of the victors of the war. . . .
There can be no prosperity for the
fundamental purposes sought to be
achieved by any such assciation so
long as it Is an organ or any plarticu
lar treaty, or committed to the attain
ment of the .i;>ecial aims of any nation
or group of nations. . . -. In rejecting
the league covenant and uttering that
rejection to our own ',eople and to the
world, we mako no surrender of our
hope and aim for an association to
promote .peace in) which we would most
heartily join. . . . In the national
referendum (the last election) we
pledged our efforts toward such asso
ciation and thd pledge will be fatai
fully kept.
In the plight of policy and perform
ance we told the American people wt
meant to seek an early establishment
of peace. The United States alone
among tihe allied and associated pow
era continues in a technical state of
war against the eentral lpowers of
Burops. This analogous condition
ought not to .bo 'permitted to oontinue.
To establish the state of technical
peace without delay, I should approve
a deelaratory' resolution by oongroea
tO that efeot ritk the qualioationE
essential to protoot all our rights,
Suck action would be the simplest
keeping of faith wi oarselyva and
could in no aense be onmstrued as a
desertion of those with whom we
shared our saeriloes In war, for theso
powers are already at poace.
"Such a resolution should undlor
take to do no more than thus to de
clar'e the state of peace which all
Ame1Iscans crave. It must add no dif
fleultiy in eff'ecting, w Iith ju.t repaa
Iions., the re'storat Ion fo)r wi chL all
i urope 3earnal ~, and up~onI whlichi the
v, orld 's recovecry must he fou ndehd.
Ne'it her formeu r enem fy nloP ally can
our attiud as1155 to respons~ibi!ly for
the war uad thes necessity ior ut re
iparations al ready has had formauil andfi
'very earnest expr'esslon.
"Ii. would be unwiue to tudetake
to make r.ueh a statemuent of future
policy with respect, to lu ropeuan aifiairs
in such a declaratIon of a state of
peace. inl correcting the failure of
the exe(cutive in negotIating the muost
unplortant treaty in the history of the
natIon, to recognizeo the constituted
powers of the senate wre swould go to
the othier extreme. equally objectIon
abile, if congress or the senate ahould
assume the function of the oxecutive.
Our higheat duty is the preservation
of tihe constituted powers of oach and
the ipromotion of the spirit of' co
Operation, so essential to our common
welfar'e
"It .would be idle to declare for sep
arate treaties of peace with the cecn
tral lpowers1 on the assumpnltlon t~hat
these alone would be adequate, be
cause the situation is so involvedl that
our peace engagements can not Ig
nore to old world relationship and tihe
settlements al readly affected nor' is it
dlesirable to (10 so in preserving our'
(Continued on Page Four.)

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