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VOLUME XXXV LAU
__RNS,__SO ___ NUMBER 50
First Meeting to be Held
on1ty !e'Xeinte Comimittee Met Fri.
day and Arranged Itinerary and
Se1tled Upon Assessnents, large
Expense' Connected with Capaign
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.
The assessments for the various
candidates were 'ilxed as follows:
Clerk of Court ... ....'$60.00
Sheriff .............. ..$50.00
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.
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.
IN BURDETTE CASE
Jury Unable to Agree After Remain.
Ing Out All Day. John Malpass
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
"'We rejoice in the recovery of your
.lealth and ,trength after months of
suffering and affliction which you
bave borne with courage and without
"'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
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
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.
D;ES OF INJURIES
Fairm Tractor Rears ('1 and14 Falls on
H1m11 Causing iiiJi1rfes flit Lead to
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
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.
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
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'
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.
Wild Demonstration at
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.
'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
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
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.