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Prominent Speakers and
ACCIDENT TO A LADY
Farm Hands Deserting Employers-Other
Notes and Interesting Ob
Mountville, July 14th.?The greatest
event for Mountville next week will be
the big barbecue which is in prepara
tion for next Saturday, the 18th mat.,
at the Crisp Park. Mr. M. B. Crisp is
at Ihe head of this coming occasion
which insures to every one a splendid
dinner. Those who attend will also be
entertained by prominent speakers on
the live and interesting issues of the
day. Hon. Jos. T. Johnson, Hon.It. A.
Cooper and others are on the program,
and Gov. Ansel and Hon. Cole L. Bleasc
will be here if their duties permit. The
county candidates are especially invited
to be present and of course they will
be heard from. A pleasant and profita
ble ?:.y is in store for all who attend.
The public arc cordially invited. Those
who delight in sport will be pleasantly
entertained by the boys in good ball
Mrs. Amanda Motes, one of our best
ladies, who is several years past her
three .score and ten, met with a very
Unfortunate accidentone day last week.
A cloud was coming up and she was in
the yard gathering up some clothes,
when by some means she fell, striking
her arm against the house and break
ing- the bone near the left shoulder.
She is doing well now suffering but
little pain from the accident.
Mountville was represented on the
Fourth at Ware Shoals by Messrs. J. C.
(Muck, Arthur Teaguc, J. M. Simmons,
lt. U. Fuller, S. J. Rasor and W. P.
('ulbertson, all of whom enjoyed a long
jou ney, some pleasure, plenty of hash
and much rain. Rut the hospitality of
Mr. W. W. Gaines, whose heart and
shelter arc never closed against the
unfortunate, came in for a full share
of enjoyment and appreciation. Wesley
is a big hearted boy and can tell you
many things to make you laugh and
forget your disappointing circum
I JSoveral farm hands have recently
left their employers in this section and
have gone to the railroad. The ready
cash is a deceptive temptation to the
near-sighted, but to agricultural suc
cess it works confusion and uncertainty.
Two fishing parties down on Mudlick
creek have been the attraction for a
number of our folks this week, one on
Tuesday and another Thursday. The
latter proved to be quite a "water
haul." Mr. Willie F. Crisp, who is en
joying a vacation of rest, is no less
iiappy in leading a good crowd of
Miss Ida May Crisp is enjoying a few
days' visit to relatives in your city.
Miss Lula May Matthews, of Little
Mountain, is spending a while with her
grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Wert/..
Mr. J. R. Whatley, with his family,
is on a few days' visit to home folks
MKS. MAHALY THOMASON LEAK.
Widow of the Late Mr. 0. W. Leak Died
In Laurens Thursday.
Last Thursday morning at 11 o'clock
Mrs. Mahaly Thomnson Leak, widow of
the late Mr. Geo. W. Leak, of Dials
township, passed away in this city at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Ham
Moore. Mrs.Leak passed her eightieth
birthday in April. She has been ill
since last fall.
On Friday her mortal remains were
taken to Dials church for interment,
the burial service being conducted by
the Rev. W. 1). Hammett, pastor of the
Second Baptist church here and a close
personal friend of the deceased and her
family. Mrs. Leak was a noble Chris
tian lady and was one of the oldest
members of Dials church.
She is survived by one son, Mr. Jas.
N. Leak, of Gray Court, and three
daughters, Mr. W. H. Moore, of this
city, Mrs. John A. Robertson, of Dials,
and Mrs. George Smith, of Youngs.
A BREEZY BATCH PROM MADDEN.
The Coming and Boing of People at
Madden, July 14. Misn Lidio Culborl
son, of Kkom, is now with her uncle,
Prof. R. Y. Culbertson.
Dr. Christopher was called Friday to
see little Kathleen Martin, who was se
riously ill for a short time. She has
Mrs. C. C. Robertson, little Christine
and Miss Lorie Teaguc, of Birmingham,
came today to visit their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. S. Teaguc. They were ac
companied by Mr. John Teaguc and lit
tle Rlla, of Tucapau.
R. J. Langston and G. W. Cunning
ham visited Mr. W. C. Cunningham s
family Saturday night. They spent
Sunday with Mr. Tom Shaw.
Mrs. Whit Adalr and won, Irby, of
Holly Grove, spent Saturday night with
Mr. T. S. Langston.
Mr. J. A. WofiFord has been up to
Woodruff to visit relatives.
Rev. A. R. Langston is supplying a
church in Nashville, Tenn., until his re
turn to the seminary at Louisville in
HOES DEADLY WORK
Mr. McLccs Cunningham Killed While
Under Poplar Tree During Heavy
Storm Wednesday Aftcrnooo.
Mr. E. McLecs Cunningham, a sub
stantial farmer and well known citizen
of the Rocky Springs section, was
killed by lightning last Wednesday af
ternoon between 5 and 6 o'elock while
sheltered under a large poplar during
the progress of a terrific thunder and
rain storm. Wednesday afternoon Mr.
Cunningham, together with his son-in
law, Mr. Nichols Anderson, and several
hands were at work in the bottoms
about a mile and a half from home.
About 5 o'clock Mr. Cunningham wont
to a spring near Mr. Anderson Senn's
for a bucket of water. Meantime a
storm arose and Mr. Anderson and Un
hands left the held thinking that Mr.
Cunningham had preceded them home
ward afoot. On reaching homo, how
ever, it was found that the head of the
family had not como in. As soon as the
storm subsided Mr. Anderson returned
to tho vicinity of the bottoms, calling
at several houses in search of his father
in-law. Nothing had been seen of him
by the neighbors. Mr. Anderson re
turned home to find Mr. Cunningham
still absent. A second trip was made
by Mr. Anderson which proved fruit
less. Th? alarm was then given,
searching parties were instituted, and
after nightfall and in a drenching rain
they started out to find the missing
man, thoroughly convinced now that
some accident had befallen him. They
proceeded at once to the locality of the
spring, all the neighbors joining in the
search. Shortly after 9 o'clock one
party of the searchers came upon the
body of Mr. Cunningham at the foot of
a big poplar tree. Upon investigation
it was found that the tree had been
struck by lightning, the same bolt caus
ing Mr. Cunningham's death. Dr. B.
P. Godfrey, who lives in the vicinity,
was summoned but life had been ex
tinct for some time, three hours or
more. The body was at once removed
to the Cunningham home. A general
alarm was given and all during the re
mainder of the night friends and neigh
bors called and tendered services and
Friday morning the burial services,
conducted by Rev. J. L. McLin, pastor,
and the Woodmen of the World, were
held at Rocky SjH-ings Presbyterian
church, a tremendous crowd attending.
The funeral rites held by the Woodmen
over their deceased brother were led by
Mr. J. F.Bolt, of Laurens camp, assist
ed by the officers of Oak Grove camp,
of which Mr. Cunningham wasarp 'oi
It is needless to say that the m-. of
Mr. Cunningham's sudden death causes
general and sincere regret. He was a
good man, a successful farmer and a
dutiful citizen. He will be missed. He
was a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Young
Cunningham, who resided in the Pea
Ridge section, a mile or so beyond the
late home of their son, and he was
about 48 years old. His wife, who was
a Miss Workman, and an only child,
Mrs. Nichols Anderson, survive, to
gether with several brothers and sif -
ters, including Messrs. John H. Cun
ningham, of Lanford, Ceo. W. and
Robt. T. Cunningham, of the Pea Ridge
section, Mrs. (). P. Goodwin, of the
same section, Mrs. Patterson,
of Lanford, and Mrs. Robt. Green, of
Air. Boyd Slates Platform.
editor The Advertiser;
As I hear there is much being said
about my platform andsomo gentlemen
who came out to my house to ask me to
stand for re-election to the House of
Representatives 1 wish to say through
your paper that they did not outline
any particular platform but said they
were for prohibition. 1 said to them
that I wanted to be distinctly under
stood. I did not want to deceive or
mislead anyone for the sake off - ifTice.
Then if they could support me I would
appreciate it. I told them that 1 was a
local optionist; when the people said by
their votes that they wanted prohibi
tion then I wanted them to have it. 1
also told them as to State wide prohibi
tion with the right to vote it back in 1
was positively opposed to. Now I say
to the voters of Laurens county that I
lam willing for them to settle this que,s- I
lion at the ballot box and I will abide |
the decision and if elected will do what
I can to carry out the wishes of the
majority. Upon this platform I stand or
fall. I furthermore wish to say to tho
voters of Laurens county as 1 said to
the gentlemen who came to see me thai
I do not wish to mislead or deceive any
one. I had rather meet with defeat
than to go into office under false colors.
Thanking the people for their support
in the past I will say no more until I
meet them on the stand.
I furthermore told them that person
ally I was in favor of prohibition and
expected to so vote in the county elec
tion this fall, but that if a majority
voted otherwise I was a Democrat and
would carry out the wishes of my peo
R. I). BOYD.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. .lohn J.
Manley, of Youngs township, last Sun
day morning their daughter, Miss Bes
sie! Manley, was married to Mr. Thomas
Henderson, a popular young citizen and
successful farmer who resides near
Fountain Inn in Laurens county. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev.
J, E. Ashmore, of Greenville, after
which a bountiful wedding dinner was
served, there being present a number
of friends and relatives of both parties.
BRYAN AND KERN NOMINATED
TO LEAD DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
By a practically unanimous vote Wil
liam Jennings Bryan was named by the
national Democratic convention as a
candidate for president at 3.42 Friday
morning, Denver time, after an all
night session, which at first was wildly
enthusiastic, then tiresome and finally
Here is how the votes stood on the
Absent and not voting S.
Thirty-four States und the six terri
WM J BRYAN
torlos went solid for Bryan; Delaware
and New Jersey solid for Gray; Minne
sota solid for Johnson; Conneclicul nine
for Bryan and five for Johnson; Geor
gia four for Bryan, two for Johnson
and L'O for Gray; Maine 10 for Bryan
and one each for Johnson and Gray;
Maryland seven for Bryan and nine for
Johnson; .New Hampshire seven for
Bryan and one for Johnson; Pennsylva
nia 49] for Bryan, three for John.-on.
!'A for gray, six absent; Rhode Island
JOHN W. KERN.
' fivo for Bryan and Unco f<>r Johnson|
Vermont seven for Bryan, one absent,
Tho Domocrntic national convent ion
concluded its labors Friday afternoon
by the nomination of John worth Kern,
of Indiana, for ViCO?|>rosidont, com
pleting the ticket on which William
Jennings Bryan was made the nominee
for president during the early hours of
The nomination of Kern was mndo by
acclamation amid the resounding cheers
of delegates and spectators. No ballot
was necessary as the tide of sentiment
had set irresistibly toward the Indiana
Statesman, State after State register
ing their votes in his favor and all other
candidates withdrawing before the uni
versal demand for his nomination.
On the call of Stales Indiana pre
sented tin- name of Kern; Colorado,
through former Governor Thomas*
placed in nomination Charles A. Towne,
of New York, Connecticut placed
Archibald McNeil and Georgia Clark
The names of: Judge George Gray, of
! Delaware, and of -lohn Mitchell, <>f Illi
nois, w< ic n>>t presented owing to the
explicit requests of these gentlemen
not to navo their names go before the
I lion. John Worth Kern, nominated at
[the Denver convention for tho vice
j presidency, the running mate of Bryan,
I was born in tho village of Alto, IiOW
lard county, Indiana, <>n December 20,
j Is I'.', and with the exception of a few
I years of his boyhood, when he resided
with his father in Independence, Iowa,
ftll of his Ufo has heon passed in the1
lloosier Stall-. His lather, Dr. JdCOl)
A. Kern, was a distinguished physician
who (Hod oniy a few years ago in Koa
lie wa ; admit ted to the har at Ko
koinO, Ind.. in I860, and almost imme
diately ho bogan to win fame in the
Mr. Kern was "drafted" when ho
Wfl il years old to run for the logisla
MR, RANKIN SPEAKS
OUT ON THE ISSUE.
Pastor of First Presbyterian Church Says
to Outlaw the Whiskey Traffic
Is Best Solution.
Rev. C. F. Rankin, of the First Pres
byterian church preached a Bcrinon Sun
day morning on "Christian Influence,"
from tho text from the "Sermon on the
Mount," Matt. f>: 13, "Ye are the salt
of the earth. In this sermon ho un
dertook to show what a Christian's sav
ing influence should be, in his four-fold
sphere, 1 In the home. 'J. In the world
(social and business.) .'! In the Stale.
1 In the Church.
Under the third head he endeavored
to show what a Christian's duties as a
citizen were: calling attention that if
the evils which threaten our political
and civic life were to be overcome, good
men must not. shirk their civic duties as
is too often done. They must be willing
to take their place in positions of trust
when their country calls; they must go
to the primaries and to the polls, and
make their influence felt and not leave
political matters to self seeking and
wire pulling politicians as is so often
done. In this connection the speaker
reminded them that it was pertinent
just now to sei- that the right men were
chosen to represent us in positions of
trust, and dwelt at some length on the
qualifications that JcthrO laid down for
Moses in his choice for Judges; (see
Kxodus IS; 21) calling attention that
the Scripture qualifications here laid
down apply today in our choice of men,
which are: Ability, Piety, Men of Truth,
Clean Honest Men. It was in this con
nection that Mr. Rankin said in sub
"Just here lot mo say, that I have
been requested to say a word about the
question of the dispensary?the issue
that is now before our community. I
feel that it is not necessary for mo to
explain the position of the Presbyterian
church or a Presbyterian minister on a
great moral issue like the whiskey quos
lion. Rut I have no hesitancy in stat
ing my position, if men want to know
where 1 stand. And what I shall say
on this subject is not said in t ho personal
interest of any candidate or set of can
didates, nor against the personal inter
est of any candidate or set of candidates,
hut it has sole reference to the groat
moral question that lies back of it all.
I am broad enough to see how there are
men, and good men, who have honest
differences of opinionasto tho best way
to deal with tho whiskey evil. There
are good men who think the best way
to handle the whiskey traflie is by high
license saloons. They prefer this they
say to blind tigers. A few years ago
my own father in an issue in my native
town voted for saloons, as against dis
pensary or prohibition, because he
thought this the best way to deal with
the liquor question. 1 thought at the
time he was wrong, and told him so,
and I am glad today he thinks tin I do,
for he is a prohibitionist. In that same
campaign all the ministers of the city
and the church people took an active
part for the dispensary against the sa
loon. I thought they were wrong, but
these were good men and thought (hoy
were doing Cod's service. Since then
they have swept saloon and dispensary
from the city of Greensboro,
For years my conviction has been
that the best thing to do with whiskey
is to outlaw it. And if I have a vote
in South Carolina, I shall cast that vote
against the dispensary. And it seems
to me when we consider tin; great evil
that whiskey is working in our land,
this ought to be Ihe position of every
Christian. I think our town would bo
a bettor and cleaner town if WC did not
have tho dispensary hero. Late yester
day afternoon, my own little children
came home from across the town, and
excitedly told me of how they had seen
a drunken man fall out of a buggy, and
how another was sitting down on the
sidewalk drinking out of a bottle, and
how another bad gone in and lain down
on some one's front porch. Are these
the sort of things we want our little
children to sen on our Streets? My
brethren, we want to keep such scenes
as that from our little children, and we
want to make the streets id' Lauren
safe for our wives and our children to
go upon them at any time."
Mr. and Mrs. Lee I. Spoon of Jacks
township were in the city Monday re
turning from the Manley-Henderson
wedding' in Youngs township Sunday
turo for the Republican county of How
ard, but was defeated, lie was chosen
city attorney of Kokomo for six terms
over Republican aspirants.
In 1884 be was elected rO|M>rtor of the
supreme court. Sinei: then Indianapo
lis has been bis home. He has worked
in every campaign, served the county
in I he legislat ure. and was the lender
of his party in the State senate, lie
was city attorney under the last two
administrations of Mayor Thomas Tag
gait from October, 1807, to October,
P.KH. In 1900 he was nominated for
governor, but was defeated. He was
again the candidate in 1901, but was
beaten by Governor llanley. lie has
been married twice. Ills first wile wa
Miss Julia Ann llazzard, whom he
wedded in 1870. By h<r he had two
children, tho eldest of whom, Frederick
Kern, served with General Shnftcr in
Cuba and died two years ago.
His first wife died in issi and he mar
ried again in is**).
in his younger days Mr. Kern drank
in moderation, but "lOW ho never touches
liquor in any form.
In religion he is a Presbyterian and is
a fairly regular attendant at church
with his wife.
BIDS FOR FEDERAL
Ton Bids lor Site in Lau
THE KAN (iE OF PRICES
After a Visit and Inspection by tiovern
mcnt Agcnl Site Will lie Selected.
A List of (he Offers.
As advertised bids hnvo been received
and opened by the supervising architect
in Washington for a site upon which
the Federal postoflice building will be
erected in this city. There are eleven
lots offered, ranging in price from
$:t,tl(H) to $12,000.
A government agent will visit Lau
rena and the site will bo selected, .lust
when this visit is to be made cannot yet
be state I. Following are the bids sub
J. A. Roland and C. D. Mosoloy, lo
cation not given, 128 by 154, $12,000;
Mrs. Win. I,. Boyd, Hampton street,
122 by 145, $3,600; N. B. Dial, corner
Sullivan and South streets, 132 by
$4,000; Miss Mary C Sullivan, corner
Sullivan and I'harllon, 120 by 130,
$3,000; L. F. Burns, corner Laurcna
and unopened . (reel, 120 by 130, $4,000:
M. F. Copclund, corner Caroline and
Laurcns, 120 by i:t<>, $7,000; August
Huff, corner Main and Power House
streets, 120 by b!<>. $5,000; Mrs. M. J.
Bnllontine, 1<>I, Main street, one and
three-fourths acres, $7,000; R, F. and
J. (). C. Fleming, lot hounded by Lau
rel, Laurens ami North Harper streets,
$10.000; Mrs. M. /.. Halen!ine, lot, Fast.
Main street, 130 by I2u, $4,200.
Friendship Protracted Meeting.
Heginning on the fourth Sunday in
this month protracted services will he
conducted at Friendship Presbyterian
church by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Hoi
hngsworth, assisted by Rev. R. F. Hcn
dcrlito, of Fountain Inn.
Roster of Cases for Trial al .Inly Term,
At a meeting of the local bar if was
moved, seconded and carried that jury
cases should be fixed for only one week.
Itclow are the cases :
1. Barksdale vs. c. & w. c. Ry.Co.,
?>. Mayfleld Woolen Mills Co. vs. .1.
R. Anderson, Monday.
:t. Weathers vs. C. & W. C Ry. Co.,
4. I). II. Counts vs. S. A. L., at :t
p. in., Tuesday.
5. Augusta Lumber Co. vs. II. F.
(! ray, Tuesday.
?. W. L.Cray vs. Sullivan Town
7. T. N. Barksdale vs. C, N. K>. L.
Ry. Co., at 3 p, m. Wednesday.
8, I'helps vs. Laurons Telephone (Jo.,
0. Phclps VS. I.aureus Telephone Co.,
(Noll.) The ease of Morgan vs. In
surance Company passed over upon tho
understanding that in case the same
was not settled if should be put down
Colored Teachers' Institute.
The Summer Institute for colored
touchers, under the direction of TIlOH.
Sanders, principal of tho colored graded
school, opens today at the academy.
Bo\ Supper at Mrs. Johnson's.
The Rural School Improvement asso
ciation, District No. <">, will give a box
supper and lawn pari v Sal urday evening
duly 18th, at the residence of Mrs. M.
Mrs. Isabel Brooks, of Dial.;, spool a
few days in the city last week with her
daughb r, Mrs. H. A. Sullivan, and
ot her relal ives.
Prof, and Mrs. R. A. Dobson lofl
Wednesday last for a short visit to Mrs.
Dob.son's parents, Capt. and Mrs. D. A.
Williams, in Lancaster.
Mr. (I. W. Long, of Waterloo, was in
t he city Friday.
Mr. W. C. Dei k was among the call
ers in this ollice Friday morning.
Mrs. W. II. McPhail ami littlodaugh
ter, Miss Lola, have returned home af
ter a visit to relatives in Anderson.
OLD FOLKS SINGING
AT UNION C11UKCU.
On the 4th Sunday in July, the 20th,
i there will ho an old folks singing at
! Union church, the service and music to
bo led by Thomas Childl ess. The exor
cises Will begin promptly at 10 o'clock.
Addresses by various speakers will also
be heard. Following is the program:
10:00 o'clock Singing'.
10:30 Address, "Whal Part Singing
Has in Worship." Mr. C. H. Hobo.
11 :00 Singing.
11 :30 Address by Prof. W. P. Cul
1 1 !?) Singing.
?:imi Address by Mr. Sam Cooper.
3:00 Address by Prof. J. B.Watkins.
The public are cordially invited to
at tend these exercises and bring any
Old lime singing books they may have;
they are requested also to bring full