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Large Crowd Hears Candi
dates Speak.
Meeting ias Scheduled to be Held in
the Court House but on Account of
Large Crowd hInd to be Held on the
Lawn In Front of Graded S-hool 9
Building. Crawd was Orderly. 19
Candidates 1or state offices were t
heard in Laurens last Wednesday by o
a crowd estimated at ibetween 1,000 t
and 1,500, a large proportion of which t
was composed of 'women. On account d
of lack of icjace in the court house the c
ineeting was adjourned to the graded a
school grounds after candidates for ic
comptroller general had spoken. The b
meeting rwas presided over by C. A. c
iPower, county chairman, and the e
crowd ,as orderly throughout the (lay, I
John T. Duncan, candidate for gover. e
nor, being the only speaker to come a
in for intcrraption. le was heckled c
several times iby a few men standing I
near the 'box on which the candidates 1
spoke, but lIe handled the hecklers I
good naturedly, amusing tile crowds 1
'with his repartee. J. E. Swearingen,
offering for re-election as superin- IT
.tendent of education, was the recipi- t
ent of a handsome bouquet of flowers.
T. 'Hagood Gooding, candidate for a
comptroller general, was the first h
speaker of the day. The speech of
01r. Gooding and that of- Walter T. A
tDuncan, his onponent 'who followed a
Iiim, was taken up largely with the N
charges brought against Mr.- Gooding r
by Mr. Duincan that -the former had 5
been forced to give up his office as
auditor of Hampton county on' ac- t
count of inefficiency In office. Mr. C
Gooding clalined that jie had baen r
ousted as a result of political activi- 0
.ties by &nator Lightsey, who was a I
;political eaemy of his and that he en- a
tered the race for comptroller general '%v
to v.indicate himself. In reply Mr. f
iDuncan asked why he had not entered e
tile race for state senator against 'Mr. f
Lig'htsey instead of running for a. state -1)
office. C
*B. Harris, candidate for re-election b
as agricultural commissioner, review- &
ed his record In office and said that lie a
had been diligen't in Ills efforts to aid S
-the farming people of South Carolina. [
Geo. W. Wightman, -his opponent, made I
a scathing denunciation of 'Mr. Harris a
for his remarks the day :before at '
Greenwood when. he had referred to t
tMr. 'Wightman as a "picture ;peddler". a
Mr. Wightman charged extravagance I
In the office, saying that agents in the
employ of Mr, Harris had paid $4..!( V
.per day for rooms in hotels while "I a
get good rooms at $3.50." He said that t
"Jack" Sniith, agent for 'Mr. Harris, a
had charged up $3.00''per day as hotel r
bili while living at home and that Mr. r
HIarris had 0' K.'d the 'bill. "t
Candidates for Governor t
'fihomaq '0. MeLeod 'was the first of t
the candidates for governor 'to address 4E
the audience and in his opening re- 5
marks asked that extreme care be used (1
In the selection of men and women to e
reresent the county in the general c
assembly. 'le reminded the audience -t
that the men who will r'epresent the
varilous counties in the .house of rep- I
rlesentatives and the senate wvill have 'I
in charge .the making and repealing of .f
laws 'whlich 'will- affect every citizerf of fi
the state,
Mr. OfcLeod told of his advocu'cy -of a
economical administration of every do- 't
-par'tment of state government, and 11
lpromised if elected to bring to :play a
auch measures of economy as will re- s
suIt in a saving where .there is' extrav.- t
aganc'e, sprevent overlapping of depart-.
ments, and coordinate agencies'of gov
ernment. He pleaded for tax reform, t
udoyal support of state institutions and '1
promised an effectual enforcement of J
the'laws of the -state.
Meceod .was followed by Blease, who c
spoke in no uncertain terms of the ox
'travagance and lawlessness )f the ad-- I
min-istrations, both of Manning and t
Cooper. Ref erring,. to 'the volume of 'I
unriaid taxes, the -former governor said 1
the' penalties and costs Incident to z
forced collections or 'delinquencies i
*ti~s, year 'will amount to almost as 'I
snuch as it cost to operateg the state e
%government when he left the offiee of
governor. Govei'no Ilairvey, he said,
:how, had about hlalf a dozen sheriffs
na~d a dozen constables looking up men
'aroled by Governor 'Manning and
lovernor Cooper. Those sheriffs and
onstables were not looking for men
aroled by Blease, for the men paroled
'y him had been making good citizens.
Ie did not "blame Bob Cooper for
eaving the state. If I had a record
Ike him I'd .leave, too."
'lihe speaker made his cuskomary at-I
ack on the state tax commission, the
oard of public welfare and the bud
;et commission, to which he had added
he farm demonstration agents and
he home demonstration women.
J. J. Cantey gave a. scathing ar
aignment of Bleaseism, which he said
'as a ,tenporary revolt against civil
ration. All the talk 'by the former
overnor about taxes -was cheap dema
oguery. The former governor .'would
ake you back to the Indian, who lived
n mushrooms and rned meat, -back to
he days of the baboon, who 'paid no
axes." The Clarendon county candi
a-te said the time had passed when an
ligarchy could ,write ont the ticket,
nd hand it to tile voters as a menu
ard is pissed. This was supplanted
y a more damnable system -when the
ligarohy was overthrown and a gov
rnment set up for the friends of the
ian in power. He asked that the vot
rs be not stampeded into voting for
stale politician just to beat some oth
r staile politician. "Vote for South I
4arolina," he pleaded' and he knew
z that case he would be elected, for
e was "the only man in the race who
ad the nerve to attack Blease."
iWilliam Coleman declared that he
ad-.brought more tangible .wealth in
: the state than any other candidate. I
We 'have be'en divided by factionalism I
rhile the rest of the world picks us,"
e said. "The South should stand
nRited. I ;believe In cooperative mar
oting. I believe the )eoplIe should be
llowed to manage their .own affairs 1
rithout so many -bureaus. I am for
eduction of salaries, good roads, good
George K. Laney made the assertion
4at he would 'welcome a comparison
f his record in the interests of the
iasses of the people with that of h-is
pponents in race for governor.
le told the farmers, and the fathers I
nd mothers in the audience, that they I
rould have to trample over. his record I
"r the past twenty years in the gen- I
ral assembly where he had fought I
3r the interests of the agricultural
eople of the state, and to put an edu
ation within the reach of every White <
oy and girl In South Carolina. -Ie 1
aid that he had no Iisptusition to shirk I
ny work of 'his and claimed respon- i
ibility for some of the large a'pPro- (
riations which had been discussed. <
le told of his fight to aid the farmers I
nd particularly of his connection I
rith the fertilizer and state warehouse i
ills. He reviewed the expenditure ofi1
tate funds, with reference to the com
ion schools.
'John T. 'Duncan was also out for
Ie scalp of -the -former governor, and 1
n occasional thrust In repartee swept I
[le crowd Into -rollicking good humor. I
Ir. Duncan said Mr. Blease was pa- I
ading over the ",state as the poor i
ian's friend, and yet twould destroy
Lie ,tax commission, "a body createa
help you poor -fellows by making 1
be big interests .bear their just 'pro
ortion of taxes." This brought some
bouts for the forimer' governor. Mr.
lfuncan then saId IMr. fBlease's follow
rs .wore riding in fromt the adjoining
ounties and leaving ,the meetfng .with 'l
bie former governor, who alwaysa
beats it" .when 'he has spoken, to make<
alppear that the crowd is for DBease.
'his brought another spurt of shouts
c'om a half dozen Blep supporters.1
V'hen one of those persisted In his i
houting and .talking back at the
peaker mMr. 'Duncan said: "If I had
hat divy 'bone, I could slay more
'lhilistines thlan Samson did." This
ilenced the would-be ,hecklers and the
peaker concluded without further in
Lieutenant Oovprnor
The letter, said .to' h e been writ
en by James .11. H'ammor~nd of Colum
'ia in ,behalf of tl'e can~Udacy 'of E'. B.
ackson for lieutenant Egovernor, fig
red in the speeches by this group of
LMr, Jackson said no man or set 6f
zen had brought 'him into the race
hat he might render 'particular serv
ce to any one Insbitution. 'Men and
iomen of his (homo 'town and from
many'other sections of the state had
aduced him to offer beoatse ,they .be
leved lhe was qlualified .for the place
,ad had a knowledge of coiididtions
rhich would .enable .hinm to 'be of ser
ice to the state.
-(Continued on ?agr Four)
[Innidall tes have not Varied 31uch froik
Spw('ehes MaI11de tit the First Meetings
111d RepIOrted Laist Week.
After two weeks of oratory and
hand-shakiijg, the county campaign
::ame to a formal cIose last night -with
Lhe meeting at 'Watts '1111ls.
The largest meeting of the campaign
was held in the court house in Lau
rens yesterday, the court room being
Rilled to capacity throughout the day.
Among the listeners to the candidates
was a large number of women, pos
iibly half of the crowd being f'eminine
The speeohes of the candidates have
:ot varied materially from those made
luring the first days of the camlpaign
ind reported at length in The Adver
.iser last 'week. 'Messrs, Browning,
]ray, 'Huff and Nance have continued
,heir advocacy of the rural ipolice sys
tem, Mr. J. C. McDaniel being the only
egislative candidate to come out inl
aippositioiQ Susperv-isor iWatts, 'run
iing for re-election, told his hearers
(esterday that 'had the legislature ap
)ropriated a sum as large as $150,000
or roads he would not even then have
lad suflicient fu nds to put the roads in
Jhe shape that the people would like
:o have them.
The race for superintendent of edu
,ation is attracting more interest
robalbly than any other county race.
rhe two women, Mrs. Owens and Miss
Wofford, aad the two men, Messrs.
Fohnson and Sullivan, have been niak
ng stirring appeals for education,
,heir oratorical efforts, according to
'eports, having caused a considerable
hangc in the complexion of this race.
Predictions as to this race probably
rary more than on any other county
ff. S. Power, Deputy Clerk of Court,
Elected Cashier of the Farmers Na- I
tional BauL
At a meeting of directors of the I
Pariers National Bank, held in the'4
)ank offices Monday morning, W. S.
ower was elected cashier to succeed
,lyde T. Franks, recently resigned. i
dr. Power will very probably take u;p <
is duties about September Ist. t
Mr. Power is a brother of C. A. Pow
tr, clerk of court, and has been the I
lerk's assistant in -the office since he
va-s first elected. 'He is originally
rom the upper part of the county. By
t pleasing personality and attention to
luty he has made friends all over the
:punty who will be sorry to miss him
n the clerk's office, but who will be t
,lad to learn that the change means f
L considerable financial advantage to i
Flue Velvet Beaus
To prove what can be done with vel
ret beans in corn Mr. H. H. 'Pinson
>roug.ht three stalks' of green corn to I
he Enterpriso Bank Monday on which
here was a rank growth of 90 day
relvet 'bean vines. QMr. Pinson sa.id
hat he hyl~ a fine crop of- beans in I
mome of his corn and that -he exepected
o continue to 'plaint it hereafter for
itock feed as well asi for the soil in
roving qualities.
Fairview Stock Show
Announcement has beeni made from
Pountain Inn that the annual FaIr
riew Stock Show will be held this year
n :Septensber 29th. Confeder'ate sol
liers, their wives and Confederate
vidows <wul 'be given tree seats on the
Irand stand. The directoys - ho'pe to
nake the stock show this year' the best
n its history.
As lias been the custom' in the *
past The Advertiser will reeive *
and" post electilon returns' next *
Tuesday night, '*
We. will depend upon our frlends *
over tile counity to send Ii0turns * I
from their boxes. Plans f~r these * I
returns have been practically corn- *
pleted. *
State returns, as in the past, will *
be Secured under a joint arrange- * I
meat between The 'Advertiser and * I
The Herald. *
Tihe public is invited to view the * I
retulrns as they are placed on the * 4
bulletin board across the street *
from The Advertiser office. *
Only those aetually assisting in * 1
compiling returns are expected in * 1
the offlee, as space for this labori- *
ous work Is limited. * 4
* *1
Frouleii' Encojunllte ieredi inl Tr'ly Through
Air from Charleston to West Palm
'West Palt Beach, Aug. 20.-The
ilant seaplane Sainiiio Carreiga, uLcut.
Walter 1'linton commanding, flying
from New York to Brazil, encountered
ieavy squalls on her trip down the
oast from Charleston, S. C., today
nd tonight is anchored in Lake -Worth,
>ff Pahn Beach. a
The -plane was forced by storms to
nake landings at Titus -le and Rock
edge in the Indian rilver during the ti
lay. In the face of fait ther threat- 0
ming weather, Lieutenant Hinton said f,
ie deelded to spend the night In this r
"'We left Charleston, G. C., at 7:24 a
his 'morning and had smooth sailing p
Intil we struck northern Florida," b
Aeutenant. 'Hinton said. Off Titus- tv
rille, Fla., which was reached at 11:50 w
t. .1., the weather became so threat- it
ming, he said, that a landing there t<
%as forced. Oil was taken on at s:
litusville and when opposite Rock- b)
edge, Fla., which was reached at 3:50 o
his afternoon, the commander de
arcd,- squalls forced him to again a
!Oie down. During .the stop, which n
asted for an hour or more, the lieu- s
enant said his crew slept. Nearing w
his port the weather continued so c
.hreatening it was decided to land ti
iere for the nigh-t. A. start from this .p
Iort will be made early tomorrow tu
norning, and according to 1Lieutenant
linton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, is ex- c
>ected to be the stop-over for Monday ii
tight. e
ecretary of Interior 'Renders Inter
esting Opiaon Upon Their Status.
Wash.ington, Aug. 19.-IThe secre
ary of the interior has Just rendered
. very interesting opinion relating to
orier .widows of ve'terans of 'the
ly!l war. -Il
Under Ve act of W.\iay 1, 1920, such
widow. must show that all subsequent tj
narriages have -been dissolved and, in ti
ase of divorce, that the same was ob- d
ained 'without default on her part.
1he records of the courts of the va- d
lous states,;both tinder the act of 1920, i
.nd -prior legislation, have been ac
epted 'by the bureau of pensions as
onclusive where the husband obtain
d the divorce from the wife, as show- (
ng fault on the 'part of the wife.
The secretary now rules, however, t
hat -where the husband moved into
ome other state than that where the
rife resided and obtained service by d
i>blication, and there is nothing in t<
he record to show actual service on
he wife, the wife would be entitled to b
nake a showing that she was not at
ault and that such showing could be k
nade in the pension bureau itself. U
The case in .w;hich the decision was
endered is that of Mary M., as form
r 'widow of 'William Keaton, who died
n '1879. Several . years after ward the
ridow' .married a. man named Irvin' t
a Missouri, Irvin subsequently moved
o Oklahoma, and in 1903 obtained a
livorce without knowledge on the part
>f his wife.
linder' the former practice, the I
vidow would 1)e denied the pension be
ause the husband obtained the t'
'oce 'Under tile prJesent ruling, the
vidow will be entitled to make a show
ng, as a matter of fact, that she was
iot at fault.
Another interesting opinion of theg
ecretary is in the reversal of a do- c
:usion of the 'bureau of pensions and
1e permission of a pension to Clai
iorne Beaty, of Captain David Beaty'st
ndependent company of scouts.
Captain David 'Beaty organized his
cottts In 1862, and .the com'pany r'en
bered service under the command of
he army of Tennessee through the r
3ivil War. The troops, however, woree
tover mustered into the regular iili- a
ary service of the United States, and e
onsequently the scouts had no status e
mnder the pension laws, a
Tn 1870 however, an act was
tassed for the relief of Deaty's scouts, i,
~iving thonm the same status as other' y
oldiers. The 'pension bureau, never- y
heless, held for many years that this
lid not permit of pensions to the
cots, except as to prior legislation.
becretar'y. Fall has now dlecided that C
indor the languago of that act the ni
ienefits of the 'pension laws, whether p
assed *prior to that time or since, o
ome 'within the purviow of that act s
Lnd that the scouts are entitled to re- *a
let thereunder. **, .a
urned Part of Plant to be lebull
at Onee. Operations to be Held up
but Short Time.
The main iilding of the Laurei
lass Works,,which was severely dam
geod by fire early last Wednesday
torning, is to be rebuilt at once. ac
rrding to a tatement from ollciah
r the company made shortly after the
re. The material for the work has
lready Jbeen ordered and work of rot
Uilding will commence as soon as the
taterial Is laid on the ground.
The fire, whic)h was diacovered .by
ic night-watchman, shortly after 3:3
'clock .in the morning, 'burned the
'ame work of the main building sc
ijpidly that in a very short tile th,
atire north end of the building was
imost 41f ruins. The local fire do
artment was given assistance by the
lowers with the equipment of the
ink, but. the best that could be done
as to prevent the blaze from spread
ig to other buildings of the plant and
the Laurens Crate' and Box Works
tuated nearby. The large stock of
)ttles in the warehouse escaped with
it damage.
The plant was to hianve shut down
iyway Saturday for the annual
Lontli's repair period. For this rca
)m, the employees will not. be out of
ork as long as if the fire had oc
irred earlier In the year. It I;
lought that' rebuildi ng will he com
leted a very short time after tile reg
Lar opening date.
On account of the uncertainty of the
)st of repairing the glass furnace, it
as bee difficult to estimate tile loss
tused by the fIre, but it will run well
p into the thousands. The building
as fully covered -by insurance.
lease Alone Silent as to Vote for Cox.
All Candidates for Governor Answer
Question on Confederate Pensions.
'Walhalla, Aug. 21.-Candidates for
>ve'491r at the state- campaign meet
Ig here today were given the oppor
inity to declare their allegiance to
to Democratic party iwhen tile ques
nn, "Ii the general election of 1920
d you vote for Cox for -president
id the Domocratic ticket?" was ad
ressed by J. I. Brown, county chair
an, to each of the candidates.
All, with tile exception of Cole L.
lease, hastened to declare their
alty to the party and to leave no
>ubt in the minds of the voters as
the soundness of their faith in -the
nets of the party. Mr. Brown first
ad the question to the audience and
ken showed the question to tie can
[dates as they arrived at the audi
Whether this question was shown
y the chairman to Mr. Blease the
arresppondent can not of his own
nowledge say. His information Is
tat It .was.
Anotlie question, "If elected gover
or, twill you use your influence to
antinue in force the pension act of
)2l with an appropriation of not less
ian 600,000?" was also put to the
indidates for governor, and an af
rmative reply was given by all,
'lease includled. Mr. Cantey said his
Lther, a Confederate veteran, was still
ving and that any advocacy on his
art for more money for pensions
iight be construed as improper 'but
e thought the sentiment of the peo
Ie was favoraible for this.
John T., Duncan was the first of the
ubernatorial candidates to be0 heard,
.s to tile question as to his vote for
ox and the Democratic ticket lie said,
am a Democrat, a iWoodrow Wilson
'emocrat and voted the 'Democratic
cket two years ago."
J. M. Wlggins Out
Mi'. J. M. Wiggins, who was severe
injured seve~ral weeks ago near Ma
lon, 'N. C., 'when -his automobile be
sae unmianageable through defective
teering apparatus and wvas hurtled
ver' a steep embankment, was well
nough to come out on the streets for
few hours last week. Although still
itffer'ing copisiderable p~ain from is
djuries, he is able to get about and
opes to be entirely well in a few
At Old Filds Presbyterian Chlurch
E'vangelistic services willl be held( at
Id Fields Presbyterian church, Or'a,
ext tweek, with the Rev. C. T, Squires,
astor of thle i'rst Presbyterian church
f Lfaurens, as .the 'preacher. Thle first
Irvices wvill be next Sabbath at 11. A
[. and 8 P. M. and 'will continue prlob
bly through Thursday evening,
Raliwa) men Refuse to Work
Under Military
ITrainmen, SwiteIInn and Clerks
Agree Not, to Tatke Trains Ot of
Spencer While Military Conlmny
uuards Iallroad Property. Main
Line Tied UP.
Spencer, N. C., Aug. 21.--All train
men, siwitchmliien and Cleriks of the
Southern railway here last night held
a meeting and agreed not to take an
other train out of thi- terminal until
9:30 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning,
when decision will be reached as to
whether the walkout is to be perman
ent or not, according to announce..
ment made by brotherhood ofilcials
about midnight, following adjouirnment
of the meeting. The action was tak
en, it was explained. because of the
presence of troops on guard duty here.
All trails arriving after midnight are
t.ied uIp here, and will be, according
to present indications, until 9:30
o'clock, including m1lanuy main line
trains runining between vWashington
and Atlanta and those on a number of
other lines', including that to Ashe
Clerks in the yard office 'luit at a
late hour last night and returned to
their homes, leaving only a girl tele
phone'operator on duty. 'When aksed
as to why they had quit the only an
swer that was forthcoming from them
was that they were afraid of the sol
diers stationed at the yard office. The
[telephone oo.erator stated last night
that she would also quit her post un
less she had some one there with her.
At a late hour last nJght a. large
crowd of people had congregated in
front of the main entrance to .the
shops. All were orderly, their sole
purpose in being there, It was said,
was to see just twhat move was to be
made next.
Greensboro, N. C., Aug. 21.-It 'was
learned here early this morning that
all railroad brotherhoods met last
night in Spencer and agreed not to
enter the Southern's Property as long
as the soldiers remain on guard duty
on the road's property. A number of
trains are said to be tied up there
'Spencer members of the "Big Four"
brotherhoods, yard workers, and
clerks in a meeting last night refused
to handle trains so long as troops re
mained on Southern railway property,
according to statements made early
this morning by Southern officials in
The decision involves all classes of
trains, including those handling Unit
ed States mail.
'Number 38 reached Greensboro at
'12:25 this morning not -quito two
hours late, hut at that hour No. 138
was still standing in the yards in.
Spencer. Offici1als announced shortly
after that hour that a force to thandle
It was being arranged and that it
would come through, though they
were not certain when it could clear
For No. 30 they were still trying to
make arrangements at 1 o'clock, .but
without success. Fror all trains sched
uled( to conme through Spencer at
later hours they were also trying to
make plans.
Acting on the news from oSpencer,
officials in Greensiboro held here about
midnight two freight trains from the
north headed for points south of Spen
cer. They said it was no use to let
themn go through to Spencer as -they
wvould .be hlcd up there. According
ly, the freights were parked in the
yards until sonme disiposition could be
made and the engines were prepared to
turn around and head north witih other
.trains. The plans at 1 olock called
for three other freights from the north
to be held in Gireensboro also,
'Helpes of getting trains from the
'South through Spencer rested( mainly
on the belief that at least some them
hers of Big Four brothierhoods and
other raIlroad w"orkers would ot join
in the refusal of the others to dioe
the trains.
Mr. GJary C, Elelielberger returned
to his home in lCharlotte yesterdny af
ter spending ,several dlays in the city
with relatives,

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