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VOLUME XXXV LAU
__RNS,__SO ___ NUMBER 50 COUNTY CAMPAIGN OP[NS AUGUST First Meeting to be Held at Clinton EIGHT MEETINGS ARE ARRANGE on1ty !e'Xeinte Comimittee Met Fri. day and Arranged Itinerary and Se1tled Upon Assessnents, large Expense' Connected with Capaign This eYar. At the meeting of the county execu tive committee, held last Friday, the Itinerary for the county campaign party and the assessments for the candidates were fixed. The campaign will open at 'Clinton on Tuesday, July '17, and will be carried out as follo.ws: Clinton, August 17, 2 p. in. Clinton Mill, August 17, 7 p. in. Cross Hill, August .18, 10 a. in. Poplar Springs, August 19, 2 1). in. Gray Court, August 24, 2 1). in. Laurens, August 25, 10 a. m. Laurens Mill, August 25, 7 p. i. Watts Mills, August 26, 7 p. m. Assessments. The assessments for the various candidates were 'ilxed as follows: Clerk of Court ... ....'$60.00 Sheriff .............. ..$50.00 Coroner ................10.00 County Commissioner .... 5.00 State Senate ............30.00 House of Representatives .. 15.00 :Clinton Magistrate ..... ......7.50 ILaurens Magistrate ........ 10.00 Other Magistrates ..,....... 5.00 Candidates will be required to file their pledges by noon the day before the opening of the campaign. Assess ments must also be 'paid by that time. On account of the increase of ex 'penses for this election the assess ments this year are a little larger than usual,' but are said to 'be lower than in - other counties. $10 was al lowed for the payment of the man agers of each precinct. A large ex 'pense will be entailed this year in the building of booths at all the boxes. The last legislature changed the pri mary laws extending the requirements as to booths to include all clubs with enrollments of as many as 51 voters. One booth Is required for every 100 voters or fraction thereof. IElection tickets ,will also cost more than in the past due in part to the natural in crease in the price of such commodi ties and also to the fact that each ticket will have to be numbered. Congressional Campaign. Mr. C. A. Power, county chairman, met with the county chairmen of Spar tanburg, Greenville and Union coun tiels In Spartanburg Monday and ar ranged the program for the congres sional campaign. In 'Laurens county they will speak as follows: Clinton, August 10, 8 p. in. Cross Hill, August 11, 10 a. m. Laurens, August 11, 8 1). m. Poplar Springs, August 12, 10 a. mi. Gray Court, August 12, 8 p. m., 'No provision has as yet been made for candidates for solicitor, but it ia supp)osed that they will joIn the county campaign party. W. Freeland Kenmdrick P'resentedl with ('heck for $7,000. Portland, Ore., June '.5.-'W. Free landl Kendrick of Philadelphia, retir ing potentate of the Shrine, was pre sentedl with a check for $7,000 yester day--fortysixth anniversary of his birth. The sum had been raised with 'the idea of presenting the retiring potentate wvith~ an automobile. It was decided instead to give him the cash. Only Two for Solleitor. J. .roward Moore, Esq., of Abbeville, who announced several weeks ago that ho would be in the race for so licitor of this district, has withdrawn hiis announcement and decided not to run. Mr. Moore flecd his pledge in Columbia, but at the last moment de cided not to enter the race so he dId not pay tho assessment, The nows ar ticle fdom Columbia carried last week etating that he had comipieil With all thie.re~ ulremei ts was att error. T. Frank MoCord,' E~sq., of Greenwood, and 'th incudbent, 8oioitor HT. S. Bllaekwbll, of this city, are the only candidaths who remain in the racn. ANOTHER MISTRIAL IN BURDETTE CASE Jury Unable to Agree After Remain. Ing Out All Day. John Malpass Cleared1. Robert Burdette, who killed D. 1). Stoddard near Owings Station in the summnier of 1918, was again unable to coivinci a Laurens county jury of his innocense at the third hearing given hin last 'veek. After remaining out practically all day Wednesday the Jury sitting. on his case reported that it was unable to agree on a verdict and the judge ordered a mistrial. Once be fore has the case resulted in a mis trial and once in a conviction for man slaughter and remanded to the circuit court by the supreme court for a re hearign. It Is commonly reported that the jury stood four for acquittal and eight for manslaughter. The defend ant Is again out on bond. Wednesday afternoon the court took up the case of John Malpass, charged with the murder of John Crocker in a store at the Clinton cot ton mill village last November. Mal- I pass was acquitted on a plea of self , defense. The dqCgnse put up several I witnesses, inclit4ng the room-mate j 3f the decasd, who swore that Crocker liad made threats against Malpass as I ; result of an altercation which the I -wo had engaged In several days prior I to the homicide. The two met in Johnson's store in the mill village 3 yn Saturday afternoon. Jim Crocker, I win brother of the dece'ased, an eye- I vitness to the occurrence, testified hat when lie and his brother entered he store they found Malpass there md when John Crocker asked Mal )ass If he was still carrying a gun for a ilm Malpass began drawing his pis o1. Before he could get it out his )rother was able to put his hands on a f )iece of scantling and lilt Malpass a ;lancing blow. Malpask began shoot ng at once and fired four times, each hot taking effect and from the effects I )f which the deceased died at once. rhe testimony of the defense, in addi Ion to that as to threats previously ' nade by Crocker, was that Crocker v vas the aggressor in the whole affair r tnd that Malpass shot after Crocker c nade a furious assault on him with the v >iece of scantling -and was still ad- f rancing on him. W. J. Pressley, a Georgia white man, vas given a sentence of six months for ( rading a mortgaged automobile. Iressley, it will be reinem bered, trad- t md the automobile to the Irby Motor i ,ompany, of this city, several months tgo, taking another second hand car i n exchange. With the second car lie tarted toward Georgia but had a col ison with a C. & W. C. railroad train icar Waterloo with nearly disastrous 'esults. He sold the wreckage of the raded car there and made a quick get tway .to Florida where he was later ocated and brought back for trial. The case of Frank Simmons, of Cross -1111, charged with abduction, was dis Aissed on order of the court. A sealed sentence was handed down 1 n the ease of Frank Minifleid, colored, ried and convicted in his absence for lon-suppiort of lis wife .and children. ('ashier of Lucas Bank, At a meeting of the directorsi of the ( Uucas flank, heldi at the office of the( )ank at WVatts Mills last week, Mr. D). \l. Norwood, at present assistant post naster in the local office, was elected mashier andi will assume his duties to niorrowv, July 1. Mr. Norwood has been 3onniected .with the post oilee oir ab~outI twelve years and has made a wide r'epiitation for efficiency and faithful ness in his (duties. His friends will Ibe glad to know that lie has entered a bvider -field of activity. Johnm (Crews a C'andildate. Friends hiere of John Crews, Esq., 1 nt Columbia, will be interested in his sannouncement as a candidate for clerk of court of Richland scounty. Mr'. Crews was connected.- with the ludge of probate's offic in Columbia for several years before being admit.. ted to the bar and has had several years in the lower 'house of represen tatives from Richland county, So far he has bwo opponents for the of flee, 1(lrst Cotton Bloom. The -Advertier has received the first cotton bloom of the season from Mr. E~. W. 'Coggans. Mr. Coggans brought it in Saturday, but said that i! was niofaN ntn Eriday. tha 25th, DEMOCRATS TELE TRIBU Auditorium, San Francisco, June 28.--1'he IDemocratic National conven tion today, on motion of Governor Gardner of Allssouri, directed Chair man Cummings to send to President Wilson the following message of their appreciation and greeting, which swas adopted by unanjimous vote of the con vention. The resolution adopted just before adjournment, praised the achieve ments of the President in the conduct of the war, "rejoiced In the recov Dry of the President's health and strength" and deeply resented the ] "malignant onset" of the 'President's p)artisan foes. .,. -I The telegram to the 'President sent by Chairman Cummings follows: "'in recognition of the fact that the I 'nantle of Jackson und Jefferson has I 'alien on your shoulders as the un- < luestioned leader of our party, the ( iosts of 'Democracy in national con- f 7ention assembled, have directed -me ,o send you the following resolution i )f apprecfation and greeting: "'The Democratic Party, assembled i n national convention, extends to the I 'resident of the United States its ad- q niring and respectful greetings. "'For seven of the most fateful ( ears in the history of our country, r Voodrow Wilson has occupied, and by I is character, learning and power, has I Adorned the highest office in- the gift t if his countrymen. '3 "'le has initiated and secured the v doption of great progresafve meas- s res of immeasurable value aud ben- V fit to the people of the United States. t "'As commander in chief of the r irmy and navy of the United States t E. F. WALDROP -DEAD iather of W. C. Waldrop Dios; Sud- I denly at His Greenwood Hote. 'Mr. -E. Frank Waldrop, father of 1r. W. C. Waldrop, of this city, died 1E .t his home in Greenwood last Wed icsday and was buried in that city a n Friday morning. Mr. Waldrop wa4d , native of this county and had many riends here who were shocked at the tews of his death. The following ac ount of his death was taken from the d rcenwood Index-Journal: Friends here were pained to learn his morning of the sudden death of 'Ir. E. Frank fWaldrop at his home on ;ambridge Street in Old Greenwood. Ir. Waldrop -was apparently as. well s usual all (lay yesterday and last ight on retiring. -When Mrs. Wal rop called him this morning there vas no answer and investigation howed that he had been dead for everal hours. Death is supposed to tave resulted from heart failure. Mr. Waldrop was 73 years old, hav- n ng been born May 21, 18-17 in Lau ens county near Mountville. 'IHe has een living here for almost fifty years, icing engagedl in farming for the reater part, of that time. 'Desides his wife he leaves two sons .nd two daughters, Mr. W. C. 'Wal- I 130op of -Laurens, Mr. L. F.. Waidrop if Rock H1ill, Miss Ilessie Waldrop) of2 Ireenwood and Mrs. A. C. \Vise or 11 ireenwood. Funeral servlces 'were 1 onducted at the home and interment I nade in the 01(1 Methodist cemetery. j: Early ('losing SatuIrday3. C Under an aigreemnent madec by the I nerchants of the city last week, stores I viil be closed next 'Saturday nigiht s tt 8 o'clock so that owners and em- 1: >loyces can attend the Gypsy Smitht evival services. The agreermen t C vent into effect last Saturday night mad caursed some inconvenience toe nany whro had not been advised or it, >ut it is hoped that next Saturday I tIght purchases wvill be made before( ho closing hour so that the men and I vomen can get away promp~tly. The -f igreement ends with the close of the I nleeting, when the regular closing I tour of 9 o'clock wIll be adheired to,. Last 'Day for Re-Instatement. According to information sent to ~he local fled Cross office, tomorrow, I July 1st, iwill be thre last day for the -c-instatement of War Risk Insur'ance Y ox-service mn who have been out >f the service eighteen months, Those wvho have nrot been ont of the servicoe. !or eighteen months will have that - ~nuch time from date of discharge to innly for reulnatiment. GRAPH TE TO PRESIDENT he has led the patriotic forces of his country through the most momentous struggle in history, and without cheek, reserve or retardation, to an honor Itble part in the immortal victory for liberty and Democracy, won by the free nations of the world. "'We hail these achievements, Sir, nd are iroud that they have been ac iomplished under your administra tion. "'We rejoice in the recovery of your .lealth and ,trength after months of suffering and affliction which you bave borne with courage and without :oi)laint. "'We dee)ly resent the malignant )nset which you have most unde iervedly been called upo0n to sustain rom partisan foes, whose judgment s warpel and whose perceptions are )bscured -by a party malice, which !onstituites a lementable and disgrace ul page In outr history. 'At this moment, when the dole rates to this convention from every tate in the union are about to enter 1)pon their formal .proceedings, we muse to send an expression of cheer nd admiration and of congratulation. "'We rejoice and felicitate you up on your sl)cedy recovery from your ecent illness and congratulate Alier ca that though temporarily broken in oody that you have been able, wIth inclouded vision and undaunted cour ge to press on the great reforms rhich you have fathered for tile pro ervation of peace throughout the vorld in the Interest of humanity and he advancement of civilization. Long eay you live to serve America and he world."' BARKSDALE MAN DROWNED. . . Shockley, of Barksdale Station, Drowned at Macon, Ga. B3. R. Shockley, whose home is near 4arksdale. Station, this county, was rowned 'while in 'bathing at an niusement resort In Macon, Ga,. Sun ay afternoon, according to reports rinted by Georgia papers and by tel grais received by relatives in this ounty. The body was due in Barks ale Station yesterday afternoon for urial. Acocrding to authentic reports, Mr. hockley, who was following the ainter's trade in Macon, went In wimming in the amusement park 1st after eating a hearty meal. lie ,as overtaken by cramp or acute In igestion and sank in deep water. The ody was recovered about two hours fterwards. His wife was in Macoil t the tine of his death and was pres nt when the body was recovered. The deceased is survived by his iother, Mrs. Lela B. Shockley, of larksdale Station, and 'Miss Amy hockley, of Atlanta. Mrs. Nanie H~alt-on. Mrs. Nannie 'Hatton, widow of the ate T. J., -Hatton (lied at her home ear Clinton Sunday afternoon, JTune Othl, at 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. ilatton ad .been in declining hecalth for the anst two yeoars, but wvas only con ned to her hed for' about two >weeks efore tile end caime. Shle wvas a con latent member of the Presbyterian hurchl and was a woman who was oved and esteemed by all who knew cir. Tile funeral services wer'e held .t Shady Grove cemetery, conducted y her pastor, Rev. D~r. Jones of Clin on, assisted by R1ev. Henry Stokes, if the Metihodist chur'ch. Mrs. Hiatton is survived b~y eight hilldren, six 50ons and two daughters, .s follows: -R. HI., Low E'., and ,J. K. lotton, of Clinton; TI. M. H~attian, or :ross Hill; 'Mrs. E. W. Copeland, of saurens; Miss Fannie Hlatton and WV. 1. and J. M. 'Hlatton, who still reside ~t the old home place. Hecr six sons icted as pallbcar'ers and tenderly b~ore lhe body to Its last r'estin~g place. One More Candidate. Mi'. Geo. C. Hopkins has thrown his lat In tile ring for county commis iloner, his announcement appearing dlsewhere in this paper. Mr. Hopkins 'an for the office of sheriff four years 'go and .polled a gratifying vote, On >y one other candidate, Mr. A, Homer deore, has announced for county com nissioner as yet, There are two -plac ts to .he fillned. ROYCE TODD D;ES OF INJURIES Fairm Tractor Rears ('1 and14 Falls on H1m11 Causing iiiJi1rfes flit Lead to Ills )ea1ti. Royce Eugene Todd, the bright young son of MIV. and Mrs. Drayton E. Todd, of this city, died at the home of his paretns here aIbout mid-night Saturday night as a result of an accl dent ,whicih befell him last .londay while driving a farm tractor on the place of his uncle near Barksdale Sta tfon. The funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon at five o'clock, being condiucted by Dr. Graves ,L. Knight, a near neighbor and friend of the family. The body was then borne to the local cemetery and laid to rest beneath a mass of beautiful flowers. Young Todd was 15 years of age and the only son of the family. Upon the close of school he assisted his father and uncles in farm work and was so employed when the infortu nate accIdent occurred. While at tempting to drive a small tractor ov er an old terrace the tractor fell back over him and pinned him underneath. He was removed by some men iwork ing narby, but not before Ills body had been severely cruslel and in ternal injuries sustained. .1-Ie was im mediately brought home and every means exhausted to save Ils life, but he gradually sank lower until the end came Saturday night. An operation by a specialist was considered at one time, but upon his arrival he gave up the idea as impracticaie, 'Besides his parents, the deceased is survived by two sisters, Misses Ruth and Ruby Todd. REVIVAL SERVICES DIRAW TO CLOSE Gypsy Smith Services to be Closed Next Sunday Night. Service in the Tent Sunday Morning. The Gypsy Smith revival services, which have ,been in progress for sev oral weeks, will close Sunday even ing. The past week's attendance has been the largest since the services were begun and interest promiseq to grow as the close approaches. Sunday evening's service saw the largest at tendance since the beginning of the series, the large tent being packed and hundreds standing on the outside. A considerable number have responded to the forceful pleas of the evangelist and have made public confession of their failth in Jesuis Christ as their Savior and promised to live accord ing to Ills teachers. The proposi tions of the minister have been clear and simple, marked by an absence of anything calculated to be embarrass, ing to anyone who might attend. As he states himself, lie has set no "trap" to bring anyon- to the altar against Ills will. On Saturday night the evangelist will give a life history of his father, Rev. Gypsy Smith, the noted English evangelist who was of gypsy par'ent age. In making announcement of this Sunday night, Rev. Gypsy Smith. Jlr.. took occasion, to answer in tile nega tive the questIon so often asked, "D~o Gypsies steal children?" "They dlon't have to," hie saId, "They have their owna." At the service next Sunday night, according to the anunoun~cemenit made by Drm. ii. li. Aiken, chairman of the finance committee, a free will off'er ing will be raised for the evangelist, his singeri and the pianist. While the chairman did( not state how much each person was supposedl to give or how much the total amount should be, he saidi that thle su m shouldl be large enough to express the city's and county's appreciation of their faithful services. Cont ributors are requlestedl to bring their contributions in checks as they are easier to count. Tho stores of ,the city will close at 8 o'clock Saturday evening in order to gIve owners and employees the op portunity to attend the evening ser' vice. MIaahon Farm Sold. The .John A. Mahon far'm near' Ra bun 'Crock church, contaInIng about 80 acres, was sold last week throughl Di. M. 'Wolff, real estate agent, to Rev. W. A. B3aldwin and L. M. Owens, of Rlabun. Tile lricO paid was a little In excess of $200 per acre. Miss Martha Franks Is att'ending 'the tlue Rildge institute, at Black Moun.. tain. N. C. SINT PRSIDM[NT Wild Demonstration at San Francisco WILSON'S PICTURE BRINGS CHEERS Democ rnic IIosts Assembled at S'an Francisco Stirred to liigh Piteli of Enthusfiasin at Every MIention of President's 4 Namne. 1Malf lour liem. onstration. 'San Francisco,. June 28.-From the shadow of the Golden Gate, the hosts of Democracy sent a roaring- tribute across the country today to President Wilson. The national convention flung aside for the moment the business before it while delegates carried on a demon stration that swept the great gather ing oil its feet. It was a half hour before the outbtrrst evoked by a sud den display of the President' portrait could be stilled. Again and again as his name was mentioned, the cheers broke out anew to culminate in the shout of approval that adopted and sent to the White House tonight a striking testimonial of his party's faith In the man who has led it through troubleous years. Arrangements for the first national political convention to he held In the far west had been well made. The great hall, its clean architectural lines almost unmarred by added decora tions, iwas ready, anxI through a dozen wide entries there, thousand poured in with little delay of congestion. They found a wide octagon space awaiting them, with a massive organ rearing its stockade of pipes above the plat form and the other sides rising to a far line of seats under high win dows framing squares of California's bluest skies. In the center of the hall where dele gates sat railed within a wide square of seats, an inner ceiling was sus p)ended colored In soft, old blue, that rested the eye and lent something of riulet dignity to the scene. Below a forest of standards bearing the names of states and territories was the only reminder of national onventions of the past. 'Perched high beside the organ in a special gallery, a military hand whiled tway the time. As the noon hour and the opening tine approached, a color guard of ma rines appeared oil the platform. A six root sergeant, with the gleaming folds >f a regimental flag in his hand made i vivid spot of color on the platform. At his side stood the armed non-coi rnissioned otllcets of the color guard ind with them two marine buglers. When vice Chairman Kremer of the national committee gave the signal a igler sounded "Attention," the sharp staccato call rang out over the uproar mif conversation. Thme first notes of the Star Spangled' fanner' rang out from' the hand and the organ together and as delegates, alternates, spectators and( attendlants stood in tribute, a monster- flag drmoppedl from the cellling to form a wall of color behind the platform. It obscured the view of the hand gallery and organ loft, but as it fell, the booming tones of the organ rose from behindl it, joining with ma idesty thunder in the national ant hem. IProm floor and galleries delegates and spectators joined in I ithe mighty tones. Then, came the touch that set the convention off with a wild shmout of exultation, The great flag was gath (Ted slowly uipward in the slings and as it rose, it uncovered a flag (lrapedl and illumined portrait of President Wilson :placed against the high pipes of the organ, Then came the tumult, A wild shout rang from the floor. 'It was catught tup and echoed from side to sidle. Rising with hysterical force, the sound grew and grew, a formless, toneless thing that. had in it something that stirredl the blood and pulled at the emotions. :Delegates leaiped on their chairs, waving and shouiting. They stampeded into the aisles, jost ling and cheering in a packed mass before the platformn. Over in the Virginia section a dele gate ripped the standard from the 100o) and charged toward1 the speaker's stand, uwaving it high in the air, Oth er s~es followed. SotaU or ibla2r (Continund nn inna Four.