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Forty-Four BallIos ReqNttt
ed for Choice
A. Mitchell Paliner Withdraws Forces
and Cox Makes Steady Gains on
31e.idoo. ielegates Stage Foiur
31inuto Demonstration After Nom
nat ilon.
Auditorium, San Francisco, July G.
Jartes Cox, governor of Ohio, was
nominated for president of the United
States, in the democratic national)
convention at one forty, o'clock this
morning. The nomination came .at
the conclusion of a forty-four ballot
struggle, In which he had steadily
beaten down the forces of AWilliam 0.
aMcAdoo, former secretary of the treas-'
ury, and 'President Wilson's son-in
MRade Unanimous.'
When the balloting on the forty
fourth vote had gotten to a point
where Cox had seven hundred 'and two
votes and was rapidly approaching the
necessary two-tliirds of seven hun
anI twenty-nine, Sam B. Amidon, of
Kansas, manager of the MoAdoo forc
es, took the platform and moved that
the nomination of Governor Cox be
made unanimous. Immediately there
was a roar from the tired and worn
delegates, which lasted for a full four
minutes before 'Chairman Robinson
could put the question on Amidon's
motion to suspend the rules and nom
Inate Cox. by acclaipation.
At one forty-three o'clock this morn
ing the motion was formally voted ov
Or with a rolling chorus of ayes and a
crashing of the brass bands. 'tate
standards which had surged back and
forth in the desperate battles of the
deadlock, raced to the front of. the
hall and to a place before the plat
Franklin D. Roosevelt Mentioned.
In confusion and excitement of a
nomination, the body forgot about a
nomination for vice presidency but
the leaders were figuring on a list
which prominently included Franklin
). Roosevelt, of -New York, assistant
secretary of the navy. While the
crowd was demonstrating its release
frohi the deadlock, the leaders ar
ranged an adjournment'until today at
noo'n to canvass the question of sec
ond place in the meantime and meot
again plrepared to coniplete the ticket.
The Cox bandwagon movement
reallyv started late yesterday after
noon before the recess for dinner.
During the interval both sides of
the fight made desperate appeals to
Tammuany. Throughout the evening
New York's vote stood the same,
twenty for .McAdoo and seventy for
James .\. ('ox was horn at Jiackson
hburg, flutleor county, Ohio, M\arch 31,I
18S70. ' I e had ni pubhlic school and
h!gh school e'ducation. ills early life
was spent wvorking on a farm mand at
tend!ng school. Ilis pa rents were not
ei n comfortably supplied with money
andl young 'Cox 'had to work for all
he got."
W~hile still a boy lhe became print -
er's devil on a C'ineinnati newspaperC,
and then a fter'm a short season teagh
iug school, beenme a reporter on t he
1Hou1gl h Dyt on l'ape'r.
fils shr e wd a ppra isalI of men antd
things won him favor' in the sight of
I 'aulI Sorga, mill iona Ire tobacco man,
and, when Sor'g was electedl to ('on
gr'ess in the 'l'n.;, ('ox became lisk :rt
Vatn secrtar'dy. 'Thial wasn hbe Ohio
g overnor's tre I entty i it o liol iilcs. Iis
neutecness a's a seceretap~y caused Horg
ton biaek bitmfliancially in buying the
1.1ytn News~ in 1 N'W.
Wi'thin two years thle News, from
a ilability, beenm te oneo of D~ayt on'.s
beupaying ineterpises. It war. ('Xs
tun annuy perlcept ion of pl Iic opinion
tha t made him a sunceosef ulI editor. At
that time het shtowedl no signs of be
(omting a teformuer. 5
As the paper grew and earned more
money, ('ox bought the 'Springfield
Pr'ess~eucibleC in 1903 and formed
the News 'League of Ohio with htimself
as owner and editorial directomr,
Elected Governor.
It wats in 1909 that Cox. wvho had
had his "eye o polltle ince
his season in *tasiiigton, made for
mal'. entry /Into state politics. He
served the Third Ohio District in Con
gress from that yepr Intil 1913. Then
he was elected goverhor. -lepublicans
said that his election as a 'einmocrat
was an accident.
'Ie was defeated for re-election by
Prank 10. 'Willis, Republican, but in
1917 Cox "camte back," defeating Wil
lis with a big plurality. He was elect
ed for a two-year term in 1919, and
had hardlypassumed oflice before the
great -floods swept Dayton and the
Miami and Scioto valleys.
'Cox won nation-wide recognition
by his quick realization of flood con
ditions and his prompt and ~energetic
action. ,For three days and nights he
did not leave his office. 'le became the
supreme authority In the devastated
region. Martial law was established.
He directed tife-saving expeditionis4
food and clothing were gathered and
shipped by hII direction. le brought
some semblance of order out of chaos
within a short -timg.
Ruled in Riots.
Hardly had people ceased to talk of
his action during the disaster, when
the steel mill strikes in Ohio brought
him again into prominence as a ian
of decisive action. MIiots broke out in
many partsi of the itate. Cox hisued a
proclamation calling on all oflcials to
enforce the laws against strikers itnun.
operators alike. Riats c.ontinued in
Cox decided the ilemocratic mayor
Was at fault, removed him, establish
ed a .lepublican mayor and held troops
in readiness to support the new may
or's order. They were never callod
for service.
Cox's term as governor was mark
ed- -by progressive legislation-in fact
it was this that caused his defeat when
he ran the second time. In the flirst
session he sponsored and compelled
the legislature to pass before its ad
journment 56 progressive measures.
Interests Fought Him.
Many of these laws squeezed pow
erful interests and, in retaliation, it is
said, they combined to cause his'de
Cox's workingmen's compensation
law is declared by King Albert of Hel
glum to be a model for the world. It
eliminated the chief cause for argu
ment between employer and employe
and made the compensation of injured
workmen or their families an auto
matic action of the state.
Child labor and "blue sky" laws.
that have been copied by many other
states were fathered by Cox. Initia
tive and referendum were hobble.i of
the governor. 'le saw that prisoners
were given healthful occupation and
abolished child labor and sweat
shops in the state.
Cox is an enthusiastic sIIortsIan
and a great lover o( hunting dlogs. lie
plays golf and is a basebail fan.
"'T'he 31an Who lioes.",
The Ohio muan is spoken of by hi.
frb-nds as 'Yox, thle mani who doe."
C~x married .\ is; Mariga ret Illa ir of
('hicago, in 1917. They hmave one child.
A previousn marriage .in I1893, wihen
('ox was a reporter on a newvsipper,
was uinsuccessfuil andlt was termillnat ed
several yearst a go by' a decree of di
vorce aft er an uncontested hie:aring.
No lame attached to Cox,. friends of
the family say.
Enirollmen'it Hooks Still Open.
Enroll ment books for the democr a tic
priimairy arc still oirenl bhut, according
to (0ommon01 report. lave been uisedt to a
very~ rmall extent. Voters who ex
poet to cast thecir' ballots for threir
favor)it' cndidat'.- in the' pimary
(lei((Insf: will h~tv(' to enrioul byte
last Tuimesday In thle monthI, accord ing
to the rules lalid downi byv th' lparty.
Tlhie enr ollmItent book for the Inuren.s
box lh.in the oille'e of tile lern- n;
court,' Mr. W. S. 'Power being ini
Exaiailtnm for ('i.'mson.
On Friday, Jualy 9th, there will beI
an examination for four vacant schol
arsipls at Clemson College. The ex
aminat ion will be held by the County
Supeinitendent of Education in th.
court house and will begin promptly
at nine o'clock. IEvery young- man in
terested in taking a course at Clemson
College is urged to make note of thbUs
an nonneuc m eat.
Two Native *8otk, for t III
Ihisfory 'Coixtestifr sid '.
Columbus, Ohio, J fy
"Mother of Presidents" State, will be
the battleground of the greatest polit
leal campaign in her history this s84 1.
mer, with two or her ltive sop de
testing for the presidency of t n
ed States.
AWhile Marion, the home of Senator
Harding, Republican nominee, and
Dayton, home of Gov. Cox, the Demo
catic standard bearer, will come in
for their share of prominence, eyes of
the nation will be centered on the
capital city of. Ohio, where much of
the campaign work will be carried on.
It is the first time in history that
both parties have picked their nomi
nece from the same state and incident
ally the first time two newspaper pub
lishers have been pitted against each
other for the chief executiveshipi of the
nation. i, will be the first time a
newspaper man has ever lkeen elected
'President. If either Harding or Cox
is electd.
Republican campaigfn plans are in
the making here, but there are few
Democratic leaders at home. They are
still in San Francisco. Not until their
return will the plans for the formal
notification of Gov. Cox be completed.
This event will probably take ,place
at his home in (Dayton.
Senator Iarding will be formally
notfiled of his selection to be the Re
publican standard bearer at his home
in Marion Jauly 22.
'ays Inn Not lIept iII Sanitary Condi.
tion. Warns Tihre.Others.
Columbia, July I.-The hotel at Lan
easter, W. T. Williams, proprietor,
has been ordered closed by J. H1.
Woodward, .hotel and restaurant in
spector, according to an annu-noce
inent made yesterday by Mr. Wood
ward. The hotel will not be opened
again, Mr. Woodward said,-until it
has been put in such condition as to
conform with the requirenents'of the
hotel and restaurant act passed at the
last session of the general assembly.
The Oiotel was closed because of its
unsanitary congtion and because of
the failure of the proprietor to put it
into condition after two weeks' no
tice given by -Mr. Woodward.
Three other hotels in Piedmont
towns, Mr. Woodward asid yesterday,
have been given notice that unless
they make. improvements in sanitary
conditions -they will be closed.
"I am now making my second tour
of inslpection over the state," said Mr.
Woodward, "and find most of the
hotels and restaurants in fairly good
condition. The three hotels whileh
have been warned sco'rd less than 600
points according to our c rd, and uii
less they are ims proved I cy will be,
S'inatoriai Mieeline Next W4.k.
Tihe i'tiled States seintoiil camn
j'al'n meeting is scheriul'd to hb held
in this city Friiday', JTuly Itth accord
ing to) the itinerar'y outlinied by the
state' executive committee. The meet
in.g this y'ear will be held in the court
house S as the local cotnutnlittee hasn't
suliicent fundsu on hand with w~hichm
to( ('eet, a .peakher's st andi at ii ohmes;
tor'ial cndtidates ate 1I. II. Smith. the
inruinhient, Geor'gi \\'arrmen. of f ianm;
on, W\. C'. Irbhy Of this city, and W.
P'. l'olIQ(' of C'heinaw. W\ith tihe
('lose oi thle national convenition ini
San FraneiCi.sco, it is ('xpec'te(d t hat
S inator Snimith, h has not, bee-n at -
tedn te campiin mieectings, w"ill
join the mparty. TIhe state campiaigrn
patty w ilJ he here A tus t 26thI.
Mrs''. .ilnume I, I'tamte.
Tlhe mnanyt friend; anmd r'eltives of
iris. .\iapgji' T. Itamnare, will I rie'ret)'
'o he(ar' of her' death, which oc'urired
at her home In Uinigen. Ark., on .itne
Sith. Shme was thei dautghter' of the late'
C'. it. tnel Isabe(lifg Ttowlanid, and the
wido aw of thle late .1 oh n A. Ra ma .
)t th ~.l . aniid \Mt's. Ulamag(' were na -
tvs of tis c;(ountty, butit have been' riie
sltding ini iigen for a number' of
yearst'. The deatht oif Mi's. Rlamagre oc
cettred ablouit five lAour's ear'lier' than
that of her' sister, Mi's. Elizabeth C.
Muritphy.T let' only sui'viving sister.s
are Mrs. 'Rosta A. 'Franks, of Greer',
and Mrs. Molissa~ 0. Ferguson, of finm
gen Ark.
E. !Ilefitly PIefsed Witen News liven
himn After I' Arose Today.
iiiintington, N. Y., July 6.--When
William G. McAdoo was informed upon
rising this morning that Gov. James
M.. Cox of Ohio, had been nominated as
the Democratic candidate for the
ltosidency, his only comment was:
"I anj relieved and delighted that
the call did not come to ine."
Mr. McAdoo showed every evidence
that he was pleased and explained lie
would have a statement to make later
in the (fay.
Mrs. McAdoo, who was by-her hus
band's side, said:
"That's great!"
lefore leaving for his office in Man
hattan in his automobile, Mr. McAdoo
called the newspapermen and. asked:
"Will you say this for me: I'm
eternally grateful to my friends for
their support''
Strong Iepresentations Made 14) Coun.
ty Commissioners Yesterday by- Del'
egatoion From Cross 11111.
A delegation of Cr'oss 1111 citizens.
to the number of eight or ten, with
J. 0. Denny, now a resident of Green.
wood, as principal spokesman, ap
peared before Supervisor Watts and
the county board of commissioners
yesterday with the apparent object of
forcing the issue of the Pucketts Ferr'y
br!dge across Saluda river. The Cross
11111 delegation cited the act of the leg
islature providing for the erection of
the bridge by the Laurens and Green
wood supervisors during 1920 and to
be paid for out of the 1921 tax reve
niies. With them the delegation
brought a written opinion by a firm
of Greenwood lawye4s stating that the
Greenwood supervisor would be forc.
ed to help erect the bridge if the Lau
rens supervisor assisted him.
Supervisor Watts told the Cross
1111 delega'tlon that he had discretion
ary powers under the aet and that he
would not attempt to build the bridge
now under the present financial con
dition of the county. The county al
ready has eight or ten bridges, he
told them, that were in urgent need of
repair and that he would have to make
extraordinary efforts to secure funds
with which to make them. Until these
bridges were put in rellair and traffic
safeguarded, he saidl he would not con
sider the erection of new bridges. Mr.
Watts told the Cross Hill committee
that he felt very kindly toward them
and had tried to deal justly by them
in road work, but that with the limited
appropriation at his command, no
larger than it was four years ago, he
couild not see his way clear to spend
such a large sum to accommodate a
comparatively small propoition of the
people of the county, especially in
vi3w of the fact that they already had
reasonabile out lets to the points deC
sired to lie reached.
A .\l r. W~ells, who lived on thie Green
w~ood side of' thle river,. at tendued the
meetinmg and( took uart in thei dIiscusi
sion. lie said t hat lhe was interested
ini seeing thie bidige built as it woutld
result in a belet' r'oadt for himii to
Iir. IDen n:., talkinug afteri thle meet -
ing, said that thle ('ount's should
builit thet bridlg io (h velop that sic
Ir. Enloh P'inson. -another (ross
bi nworklingt for' the bridule f'or' twin
t'.-five, ye'ars aind wvould not give up
unmt il they had gottin it.
Deathl I of ia ('hil.l
Fr,'~i(ance liiilin, the iamn daighler'
oif .\lir. aind .\lirs. i. T., llende(rson, of
Ilu'rrk(dll S'tat Iion, djid at th hi'lomei
of Its par'entIs Th'umrsdaiy and was!
buittied at G ray 'outtl i'i'riy, t he se -
Waitrtn. i'astori of the .limhodis;
we;nlt treatmeint at the loctal hiospiital
for' seveirai we(eks, lbut minuist'rat ions:
of the doe tom's an nuimilrses were of no
avail. Tlhe fond parents have the sym
pauthy of their' many Iriends in thir
' M, Shiloh School,
There wuill lbe a lawn p~arty at Shiloh
school house Saturiday evening, July
1 0th. Th'le ladies of the Improvement
Association will serve cream, The
; bic is cord(ially invited.
Allied and German Dele
Over. Carrying Out Pe
Cool but
Spa. .July 5.-There was a brief
-meeting today of the allied and Gel
man delegates, who during the next
few days will discuss matters relating
to the pee' treaty.
The session was held in the drawing
roomil of the Villa Frainheus and the
Germani delegates, Chancellor F'ehren
bnach, Dr. Wal ter' Simons, the foreign
minister. and Herr I'Wirth, minister of
finance, were seated at the left end of
the long horseshoe table next to the
Japanese. There was no introthic
tions or s aking of hands.
The pre, Ident of the conference, A.
Delacroix, the Belgian premier, arose
and inmediatoly openod whait !s --n
sidered to be the most important in-I
ternational event since the armistlee
by announcing the order of business,
which included disarmament, repara
tions, coal sulpply, the trial of Ger
mans accused of atrocities, and the
situation at Danzig.
.1. Delacroi* inquired of Her Fell
reniach if he desirei to make any ob
servations. The chancellor, speaking
in German, which was translated by
an official interpreter, said:
"I desire to say in behalf of the
German government and of the Grer
man peoplc that we. have coie here
to tke pari ioyaliy in the discussion
of how the treaty of peace can be exe
Alr. Lloyd George, as senior ire
Life of laxter F. DeShields, of Lan
ford, liroight. to a Close Saturday.
Laid to liest Sunliday.
Lanford, July 5.-On Saturday, July
3rd, after a long illness, .the pure
spirit of Bt1xter Fay DeShields took
its flight to the Better Land. .lie was
born at 'Lanford, November 9th, 1892
and spent his happy boyhood there.
lie graduated from the Cross Anchor
high school in 1910 and .the following
fa!i entered Voffol Col'lege, from
which insattiution he graduated in
1911. After leaving college he taught
for several years, then accepted a re
sponsible position With the lloyster
Fertilizer Co. at Spartanlir, which
position he held unlitil forced by ill
health to stop work.
Measured by years, his was a short
life, twenty-AWven years, but measured
1)y service, 'by growth in Christian
character and by success and achieve
ment, he lived a full life-time.
lie united with the .\lethodist.
ehurch in early boyhood and counted
it a pleasure and privilege to work
in the Master's service. Ills well -worn
iible with favorite texts marked and
freutient. notes showed that it was his
(laity cotmpanion.
Inl college he was one of the best
loved of' his class and held the adminira
tliln of the whole college commulinity
for hiis uiprighilt, { hriistia m ch'aracter',
hlis clean1i sport1 aind his sunny disposi
tionl. lie ilmuhllered his friends by the
liis bSiody was laid to rest oni !"uni
dlay in thle clhurichiyarid at P atterisonl's
('hapel, in the presence of a large
numbileri of relative's andlu friends. Thli
that weire shed over his gr'ave shoawid
inl someI meatsure', thei (steem1 in w hi<
To te whoi are left, his :asling
st s 1 unltiimely. for all who I.now him
I ure for' im , but odl had oIIther phins1
faor himIl an 111we love to thinik aof himt
as carry' ing oin the servie' begiun ont
feet in,
llo is survived hy his faither and
nti her, .\lt' r.vI .\l rs. .l. .\i. I >eghijeldis,
sylilathiy of I he entir it' muniitri 3
p(s. ouit m il heir11 grt loss.
.\ir. 1. II. ilianna, who has haid
charge of the local oflice of the 1)avis
Realty Company for' some timue, has
been prlom~ote'd to a pliace ini the ihome(
oflice at Gre'enwe~d and left. the city
last week for his new hiome. hlis
friends here i'egi'et to give him tip.
.\ir. Lee Langston will be in charge of
the local ofien from now on.
rates Meet in Confetence
ace Terms. Meeting
infer, thereupon. expressed the grati
fileation of the allied delegates, and
IIerr Pchrenbach continued:
"I know that the .military questions
are to be first discussed. We were in
formed of this last evening and tried
to telephone the German ministr of
war, but reached ilm too late for him
to leave until today. lie will arrive,
I think, by tomorrow afternoun."
'Premliers Delacroix, Lloyd Geort'ge
andl Millerand then conferred and
fagreed to postplone the discu.ssions
until tomorrow, at an hour to be
fixed later.
"I should like also to have Dr.
-Heinze, .ninister of justice, here
xvIint -p ftn Lf n ,i ii ht' i lets bi n t l ^f
trials," said lerr Fehrenbach.
The three premiers again conferred
privately. A few minutes later M.
Delacroix announced that% the lord
chancellor of England and the French
minister of justice would 'also attend
on Thursday for participation In the
discussion. The conference recessed
until called together by M. Delacroix
tomorrow. Tie proceedings today
Isated Just i1~ minutes.
'Dr. Sinmons, remarked afterward
that the atmosphere of the confer
ence was cool, but correct. He be
lieved that a good deal could be ac
Premiers Lloyd George and Nlllle
rand expressed themselves as satis
fled with the formal beginning.
l its. I. C. WATTS -1)EAD.
Wie of Assoeilte Justlee Passed
Away at Family Home Here Wed.
nesday Night.
'Mrs. Little .\lcver Watts, wife of
Associate Justice Richard C. Watts,
died at the family home here Wedn"s.
day evening at 7 o'clock following an
illness of several years' duration. Al
though it was generally known that
she was in failing health, her death
was unexpected in the community and
caie as a distinct shock. .Interment
took place in the Laurens cemetery
Thursday afternoon after a short ser
vice was conducted at the house. Rev.
Wilmot ". Holmes, pastor of the
Episcopal Church of Epiphany, con
ducted the services which were largely
attended by people of the community
and friends from other places. Among
those who came to pay their last. re
spects were Eugene B. Gary, Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of South
Carolina, Associate Justices -D. E. Hy
drick and T. 13. Fraser, Circuit Judge
Edward Melver, a brother of the de
ceased, and Harry MeCaw, CeIrk of
the Supreme Court.
Mirs. Watty was about 55 years of
age. She was the daughteir of Chief
Jutst ice Illenry .\clver' and "'as mar
tied to .lud1(1ge Watts in 1 N%. Of thiiis
uniiion lthere' was nor i ssue. liesidies
her' hutsband she is surtvived by three
step-ch ildrten, .\ir is. El izabe th Royal11,
whose hutsbantd died some time ago
andit w~hoe has since'( made her home
wvith Jiudg' atnd .\lIrs. Watts, .it's. ,J. D).
Suillivan, of1 ('heraw, and .\trs. Frank
Stohi's, of Moutvilb-a. Judgl'e and
Mrst'. W\att's hav'e nutale Laurens thteir'
years, formerti'ly living itn ('heraw atnd
''Tihe deceased wads a wiomtan oif dio~p
wherir4 4 lo- wa s known I.
niritni, Jly i .t the ti ntamte
o'fte aln eito Aul. & Alui-itory~a
(' in any l'ot alt te : 'inti4 hitntbihe
naimi of' the fi rm, it is stated, does
nort idiente' anty tchange in, thle tnaturte
lhusiastm intcileh-nt to 0openingL of thle
bttu'Isins a yeari ior twot ant a nane'
wOa se'lect ed wichl has Iroveni ii
a shortter' name lhas beeni selected.
.\ir . IP. W. D~e re, of Grtee'l~'noo,
splnt a4 short whlile in thte city lon..
dany wiile on his r'etuitn frtomt a visit
to'hitis wife's rel Ia? ives at Uanrksdal11e
tat ion.

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