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CLOSED ON FRIDAY
Jteport of Mooting Held
in tho Court House
WAS ATTENDED UY
ABOUT 400 VOTERS
All the Aspiranls for County Office
Have Now Had Their Say and the
Matter is Left to the Voters.
In the court house Friday morning
was hold tho last meeting, savo one, <>i
tlie I.aureus county campaign. There
were at least four hundred people in at
tendance at various times during the
meeting which lasted from 10.30 to
about 2 o'clock. Col. T. B. Crews and
Mr. John B. Brooks, the presidents of
the two Democratic clubs of the city,
presided over the proceedings, Col.
Crews introducing the speakers. The
meeting was featureless, unless the
hearty applause accorded some of the
candidates may so be termed; close at
tention and absence of rowdyism might
also be noted as marking the events of
Attacks upon ThoLaurcns Advertiser
were made by Messrs. Cannon and Irby
along the same lines noted at the Wa
terloo meeting, while Mr. Clarence
Cuningham added his respects at Fri
day's meeting. Messrs. Cannon and
Wharton both made exceptionally strong
speeches defining their respective stands
on tho number of issues in the cam
paign, upon which they are ? almost
agreed except the whiskey question.
Mr. Cannon attacked Mr. Wharton's
private life in declaring him an unfit
man "to bear the flag of prohibition."
Mr. Wharton devoted more time to the
?Ii cussion of the tax question than to
any other, contending that it was more
important and should be the subject of
t arnest thought and wise action on the
part of a representative than the ques
tion of whiskey. The candidates for
the House of Representatives made
practically the same speeches as have
been previously reported, only they
were all more enthusiastic, inspired
doubtless by the large and attentive
crowd of voters.
CLERK OF THK COUNT.
Mr. C. A. Power, candidate for clerk
of the court, was presented as the first
speaker. Mr. Power made a very
earnest talk, telling of his services as
county auditor and why he aspires to a
higher public position. Had no criti
cisms to mako of his opponent for the
manner in which he had conducted the
ofiice. Promises efficient service if
promoted by the people to the office to
which ho aspires.
Mr. .lohn F. Poll, also candidate for
clerk, followed Mr. Power. He began
by saying he did not feel that he should
speak at his home meeting. However,
hi- proceeded to tell of his having been
olectcd three limes as clerk and of the
remuneration . attached to the office
which he declared had not been over
$2,400 per year. Had tried to give effi
cient service. Had never given any
man a drink of whiskey in order to in
(luonce support. He, too, had no criti
cism to make on his opponent.
Mr. Chorlio W. McCravy led oil* for
tho would-be auditors, Briefly told of
his record as deputy sheriff and as Col
len census reporter for Paurens county.
Thinks himself well qualified for the
duties of county auditor.
Mr. W. P. Ferguson asks the support
of the people for auditor on his record,
having Idled the position some years
ago. Thought he had proved his com
Mr. W. T. Dorroh has never held
public Office 1 it believes himself fully
capable of filling the requirements of
county auditor. Will appreciate the
support of the voters.
Mr. K. W. Nichols, after forecasting
tho feelings of all the candidates next
Wednesday morning, especially the de
feated ones, ..poke earnestly of the du
ties of the office. The position means
work, careful and painstaking work.
Mr. J. I). Mock thinks that his terms
of office as treasurer have the better
fitted him for the performance of the
position and he wants the office for an
Mr, ?). Wade Anderson is offering for
the- office of treasurer for the lirst time
and if elected promises to conduct the
duties of the ollico i<? tli<- hesl of his
Cant. Thos. .). Duckett, candidate for
re-election, made it clear that if again
honored by Lhr* people he would continuo
to dischargo '..is duties faithfully and to
the best of his ability,
Mr. .1. P. Caldwcll had ho speech to
make but if elected will do his best to
make the people a good sheriff.
Mr. J. Thomas Po(Jcn has been boforo
the people before asking el i Ion to tho
slu rilf's office, Peels kindly lowi i'd all
veterans, for lie is himself u son of a
Confederate soldior. Will looted
administer the duties of tho< ft< ? justly
Mr. .lohn I). Owinga called attention
to his record as deputy sheriff for two
years and assured the voters that he
felt he could discharge the duties of the
office with perfect satisfaction.
Mr. B. A. Wharton is making his
third campaign for the office. Com
pared his efforts in this direction to the
remarkable record of Congressman
Johnson. Thinks there should bo rota
tion of the ollices. Claims to bo quali
Mr. John D. W. Watts said that in
complying with the rules of the Demo
cratic party ho was present to place
himself on exhibition. Had during the
campaign managed to got all his oppo
nents interested in Watts.
Mr. O. C. Cunningham had no apolo
gies to offer for being i'i the ran- for
sheriff. Said lu?-watrt>Pjtt)$<Hl 1? prolii
hjH/yi -Mil gave Ids reasons for Ibis po
SUPERINTENDENT OK EDUCATION.
Mr. J. C Burdotto thinks his train
ing and oxporioncu fit him for the du
ties of school commissioner. If elected
will keep the office open every day in
j Mr. Thos. P. Byrd has had sovcral
years experience as a teacher and is
greatly interested in tho educational in
terests of tho county. Will do his duly
Mr. K. W. Nash, who is standing for
re-election, explained tho manner ol
school fund apportionments and de
clared that if it could bo proved beyond
a reasonable doubt that the fund had
been squandered by him ho would at
once retire from the race. Thi i was in
answer to reports ho had heard regard
ing his adminisl ral ion,
Mr. Ceo. I.. Pitts declared thai Ik
had not raised in., voice against any of
his opponent-.; that he was mailing the
race on his own merits and if lh< peo
ple elected him ho would endea\ >r to
do his whole duly.
Messrs. ft. 0. iiairston, Wright Mar
tin and W. I). Watts, candidate! for the
office of coroner, briefly presented their
rospectivo claims and qualifications for
Mr. if, B. Humbort, who is unop
posed for re-elect ion, explain* d 1 lie sys
tem of paying the county school teach
ers, submitted some figures showing
the status of the county financially and
made an earned plea for the adoption
of a better plan foi Improving and
keeping up the public roads,
Messrs. Homer Ctllbertson, M. W.
Cray, W. P. Bailey and T. Mac Itopor
merely stated thai they wanted the
office, each believing he could accepta
bly fill tic position.
FOR 3TATR SENATOR,
Col. John 11. Wharton w.;. tho flrst
speaker for tho State Renale. A great
deal of his timo was d voted to the dis
cussion of the tax question in Smith
Carolina showing the great increase ill
the amount in spite of the incrcuso of
tho taxable properly, this applying to
both county and Stale. The establish
ment of the four new judicial circuits
in the past few years Was cited as an
instance of t he increnso of cost to the
State, the expense being formerly only
$10,000, now $76,000, Air. Wharton
saw no good thai these new circuits hud
done in relieving congestion in the
courts. lie was opposed to immigra
tion as it now works, holds that it
should he Voluntary, and that the State
should not Bpond any money on it. Mr,
Wharton opposes the old soldi, r's home
in Columbia and favors the ropoal Of
the lien law. Will vole against the dis
pensary in the November olection.
Hon. John M. Cannon apoko
forcefully touching upon all the i i
now under discussion but givill
attention to the dispensary question
than to any ono other. He believe
the dispensary as tho correct und demo
cratic solution of tho whiskey prol
"and no matter it* tho people of Lau
rens county vote avain t il ad
times it will not chango my view
th? subject." (Here it was thai Mr.
Cannon asked to be correctly quoted.)
lie thinks that if prohibition is ??.I
for I.aureus county it should bo ?
for the whole Slate and thai his oppo
nent is inconsistent in not so hold
Further he thought that the prohibi
tionists of the county ought I > hav<
gotten a man to head their can owl
personal character made him "111
hear the Hag of prohibition." [i
course of his speech Mr. ('am; I
from his pocket a paper and Baid thai
he had the cold facts to prove bis
cusations and if Col. Wharton w
the facts he would read the !? ?
the direct question by Mr. Cannon,
Wharton replied, "You are mi
your speech." Mr. Cannon said In
took it that Col. Wharton did n< I
the document read and put il ba<
his pocket. The speaker criticized The
Advertiser for preaching prohibition
and not supporting Col. Lumpkin Lor
the U. S. Senate.
KOR TIIF. I.Diil.M.A I URK,
Mr. Claronco Cuningham was
first speaker for tho [louse of I
senlatives. Ho disposed of tin
campaign falsehoods thai sv
used against him bydeclatini their un
truth and dubbing the people who W' i
giving such reports currency i
and cowardly." lie wa
eigner, neither was ho a Catholic; fa
vored all the aid possible for lh< old
soldiers and held that the pari ti
county dispensary receipt i tin I IV
to the municipalities should constitul
^additional fund for veteran i
The spea??-? .? to-. .'
and betterment of the common
and in this connection referred t
excellent system in Gor nany. A
matter was bis suggestion Ihn lb
State farm bo sold and the con v'n
be put to work on the pho
in the lowor section of tho Slate,
by putting the fortili'/.cr indu trj II
farmers would get cheaper forlil
On the whiskey question Mr. Cll il
ham said that if there were a
dispensary be would stand for it, ?
unfortunately ii, bad been done
with; that the virtue of thai
was in the fact that it did away ?
Lite old bar rooms. He stand
county option as bei ween couil
pensnry and county prohibition
against. Stale prohibition. II- in
the impracticability of prohibition, re
laling a personal experience in *
h? so easily procured some "n ir-1
in the prohibition city ol Kti ? .
Mr. ('uningham made a : ui; ?
(emptuous reference to tin editor 0
The Advertiser, speaking of I in
The second speaker for Legi
ofllco was Mr. W. (". Irby. Jr., win
made his usual attack upon 'I he A h r
tiser at tho outset. Ho vigoron
nounced that paper for its n 1
misrepresentation of hi first |
ibis campaign and severely
the editor for bis hypocritic 1
shaking hands with him and inili
his face, at the same time ] r ;> ll'i Lo
stab him in the back. Ho poinb
tho phnrisaical attitude of tho p
Dot gelling others to bear it oll I : 1
report of his speech, relyin i
upon itself and claiming itself right.
Criticising The Advertiser for support
ing Ml1. Ithott for senator ho sal
u tea every bit of its influence ;? 1
<'ol. W. W. Lumpkin," and . mou it
tho causo of a man who "over his own
signature" revealed republican tonden
CiOS. Mr. Irby resents lh<- fact thai
some are holding him up as n liquor 11 I
vocate; he does favor the dispensary
for he considers it the best way to han
dlo "the dangerous thing" and Cor "tho
moral Offect" of if.
For the legislature Mr. S. U, Todd
came next. He i | a local Oplionisl who
favors the county dispensary; entered
this race of his own volition and who
ever said that he was brought out by
any party lied. lie believes in the
Carey Cothran law as it now stnndi
and opposes Stale-wide prohibition be
cause of its impracticability. Mr. Todd
favors the dispensary for the revenue
it brings in and from the sources that
furnish il He opposes any moi'i 1
cation for the negroes than thoy are
now getting and than their taxes will
Kivo them; favors tho repeal ol' li.
lion law. Mr. Todd states clearly that
while ho believes in the regulation of
trusts ami corporations he does not be
lieve in drastic laws against them in
that thoy uro n necessity for tho growth
and development of our industries,
Mr. it. D. Boyd started out by Baying
som of hi opponents had adopted four
planks of hi i platform whicli, of course,
v dl right. Interested chioily in the
education of the whlto children of the
county nnd Stuto. Thinks somo of tho
colleges got too much money while tho
rural schools are neglected in a metis
lire. Told of his work in connection
with the euuettnent of tho High School
law. As to hi.; position on tho dispen
sary que tion Mr. Boyd declared that
he would cast Ins voto against tho local
institution in the general election. Had
no i !??;( ( I" trying 16 deceive the people.
Oppi lo old soldiers' home arid gave
his reasons, Bc-'istatcd his. well known
ilion on lien law. Cited his record
of '?? ?? yeai in tho Ubuso and eh od
Mr. .land I?. Sullivan hay spent most
;.- life on the farm and has made
i lulture n :; ;ial itudy. Has no
ologies lo oll', r for being in this race
imply wanted to represent his conn
i'\ tho legislative halls of South Car
nn and boli yt i hu linn i take a good
t>resentative. f?mphasisied the im- ?
L'lnncu of education, tie is not in
.??.r of continuing the soldiers' homo
Columbia. Thinks money for Ibis
could bo used bv ' hem to bet
inou, parly or faction; entered
?; ruco on his own I'csponsibility. Op
po cd lo presentimmigration law. "Wo
don I \s;.ut tiny mos.- rilY-rafY excursions
is country because the experiment
i?) tved a failure.*' Though! the e>tab
. nit of the old soldiers' home in
i lumbih was ? mistake. Coming lo
qiii .? ? ion Mi-. Kichoy held that
tli diricil ioh o,* tii.' subject in this
c inpaigit Was very proper in vi;v.* of
Iii at broaching election in LaurCKj on
?noted Mr. < annon,
?y for iIn- e"ohTt
i p: ohibition
hen ) and W. !J. lvi b' ., Ir., candi
dates for md'tislrulu for I.aureus town
? I raelos
I uiil with
: otne go
i a real,
the Cross Hill anil Waterloo loams was
caled, and to say that it was full of in
teresl find excitement from beginning
to end is but ( xpros ting it miidy.
Mrs. W. 1;. Body and children, of
(Ire Ii . uro visiting Major and Mrs.
Thi . I?. And irson.
Mr. and Mrs. .las. f. Harris and
daughter. Miss .Marie, of Snarlanburg,
an ? ' of <!o). J. II. Wharton and
Ar. Geo. Anderson, of Union is visit
in:',- retaflvea in Waterloo.
dr, (}uinco SimmK,of Georgia, is at
homo for a briof stay.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin II. Fuller loft
ye ti rday for it \istt to Control.
i>r. .1. \,. [''enuell is visiting his par
ents in Lpwndesviilo.
Mrs. (has. W. Anderson, of Spnrlnn
burg, is the guest of relativen here.
Mrs, John II; Wlinrtoii leaves TJiurs
for n vi II to her daughlor, Mrs.
Jona? V, Gray, al Woodruff.
Bam and Contents Burned,
Hunt Tuesday afternoon the barn and
corn crib of Mrs, Matth- K. Uowluhd,
j Who lives four miles northeast of the
city, woro destroyed l>y lire, together
with a quantity ol 'rain and forage.
The lire originated in the crib but from
what can o is not known. H is under*
Hl.I Hint Mrs. Itowlaild had some ill
i suranco on tho buildings.
LARGE CROWD HEARD
Rill. JONES COMES
HACK TO LAUHENS.
Former Siiperintendoni of the City
f ,)?ls Elected to Succeed
Air. Dobson, Resigned.
Mr. Burnoy L. Jones, of New berry,
ha been elected superintendent of tho
Laurcns city schools to succeed Mr. it.
A. Dobson, resigned. Mr. Jones has
accepted tho position and the school:;
will open some time next month, proba
bly about the third week. Mr. Jones
was superintendent of the Laurcns
schools four years, from 1901 to 1905,
and he is therefore familiar with the
,vork here. Moreover, he is regarded
one of the best and most successful
school men in the State and his return
to Laurcns will give great satisfaction.
Since his retirement from school work
three yours ago Mr. Jones has been en
gagetl in the insurance busincs::, bul he
has kopt in touch with the educational
interests of tho State and is probably
hotter equipped than ever for the work,
e pccially from tho standpoint id' hi
health, which was none too vigorous
when ho resigned from the suporintcn
dency of the Laurcns schools in 1905.
Tilt: NU WS AT NRWUHRKY.
following is from tho Nowborry <?h
ei ver, Friday, August 21st, in refer
cm i to the election of Mr. Jones as su
perintendent of the Laurcns schools:
Iireally to his surprise Mr. Barney L.
Jones received an oiler on Wednesday
fi in the hoard of trustees of the ?ti
li i in tendency of the graded Bchools of
ll city of Laurcns. After considering
liie mailer he decided to accept.
Mr. Jones was supcrinlcndcul of the
I u\ ens city schools several years, ro
ll igning three years ago to come to
. a! ";'and go into the insurance
the beginning of the
for "county s^o^ffle^uS^^*
edueiH ion, i hinking that with the proper
lance be could carry on the school
work and the insurance Iwslncss at the
lino time. Of course he withdraws
now from the race for county superin
Mr. Jones has numerous friendi in
Nowborry who will bo sorry to see him
h ave, but they are sure he will he very
uec< isful in the work for which he ha i
already proved his special fitness,
Following is tho letter containing tin
olfer of the position from the Ltuircm
hoard of trustees:
Laurcns, S. ('., Aug. IS, 1908.
Mr. B. L. Jones. Nowborry, S. ('.
Dear Sir: We have been left in an
unfortunate position in reference to our
s hool, our superintendent having rc
i iied at the last moment. At a meet
ing of our board to canvass the- situa
tion and endeavor to gol a man for our
ehool, your name having been sug
ge itcd, and knowing that you were
thoroughly familiar with our work and
would he highly acceptable to all our
patrons, you were unanimously elected
superintendent of our schools for the
Ion 1908-9 at a salary of $1,500.
We would urge and request that \ ? u
?ive us your Immediate acceptance' as
our school:; are scheduled to open within
the next thirty days. We appreciate
the good service you have given us dur
ing the years you were with us and arc
. alislied you will lind the work more
plea ant the coining session.
Thanking you for your early reply, I
am, Yours very truly,
V. II.' IIOPKR,
Secretary Board of Trustee! .
Following is it card from Mr. Dobson
> xprcssing his regret at leaving ami his
thanks to tin- people of Laurcns:
"I rcgrol very much that il has be
come necessary for me to sever the re
lations which have bound tue so inti
? itely and ploasnntly to Lauren' and
h i- iuti rests, bul my physical condition
ni I other influences ronoor such sover
udvisablo. I shall over regard my
iii Laurcns as most pleasant ami
dhul cherish the memories of it always.
My sincere thanks go out to those who
have so generously assisted me in im
proving the educational conditions of
tho community. I trust thai the same
may continue to improve; in every way
Mrs. Memus lllldgons, who has been
on a visit lo her sister, Mrs. John A.
Madden, left Lanl'ord lo visit, her fa
ther and other relatives and friends.
Mr, T. V. Brown and family spent
one day during the mooting with Mrs.
Allii on and 'l eague.
Mr. .1. D. Cuibortson is, we hear,
preparing to run the ginnery the com
Mr. Calvin Cheek visited Prof. Cui
bortson Sunday. His daughter, Miss
Lula, came tOO and will remain a few
duys wiih hor undo.
?In tors Will nndJnrcd Wofford after
a lew days visit to their uncle, .1. A.
V? eld. have returned to their home
Mr. I'. II. Martin spent Saturday in
Final Mooting Hold in
La m ens Saturday
ANS KL AM) BLKASE
GIST MUCH APPLAUSE
Bxceptiiig Mr. Cnuglunnii the Candidates
Made Their Usual Speeches Some of
(lie Incidents of the Meeting.
Fully 2,000 peoplo heard tho candl*
dales here Saturday morning, in tho
last meeting of tho Stale Campaign.
Tho meeting was held i:> open air at
tho Park whero nil such gatherings as
semble, presided over by County ('hair
man Ii. A. Cooper, and attended by vo
ters from every section of I .aureus
county. Thero were al h ast one hun
dred ladies present. No special feature
marked the day's events unless the tre
mendous applause accorded Senator
Blouse and the rather serious charge
I against Mr. VV. 0. Childs made by Mr.
U. I.. Caughman might so bo termed,
in the course of his speech and to show
Iiis clean record as railroad commis
sioner Mr. Caughman stated that Mr.
VY. (1. Childs of Columbia had tried to
"buy him" and that he hud cursed Mr.
Childs and left his oflico in disgust; this
was tho first time Mr. Caughman has
made this statement on tho slump.
Senator Bleu ? was greeted with
considerable applause nl the opening of
his impassioned speech and was. often
interrupted with lusty cheers during
his address. Governor Ansel was
heartily uppluudcd both an ho faced the
peoplo and when he look his seal : dur
ing Ins speech ho he v. a i several limes
interrupted by questioners, some ?ober
and oil ers under (ho influence of
tmmammmummmlm. '? "' from the amount of
i........ made Mr. decided fy
the favorite, although Mr. Ansel had a
very largo following present. Tho fea
ture of Governor An el's speech was
his clear cut account of his stewardship
and the business-like discussion of the
Slate's finances. Mr, Blouse's speech
was characterized by tho violent at
tacks upon Mr. Ansel's extravagant ad
ministration, his pleas of persecution,
'Vicious epithets against Ivlilor W. V..
(lon/.nlos, a few "for God's Bakes'',
"in heaven's name" and such like, to
all of which the crowd cheered with
All the aspirants lo Sin to ofllcos were
: on hand and addressed the pooplc of
Lauruns oxc< pt those who have no op
' position and Mr. N. VV. Br?okor for
I Comptroller ?ienoral.
K UI.UOAt) COMMISSIONER.
Mr. B. I.. Caughman; candidate for
re-election for State railroad commis
sioner, was the Aral speaker, licet ted
briefly his public record. Indulged in
an exchange of words with Mr. Suin
mersett, one of his opponents, and
passed on to the relation of a confer
ence with Pre idem t ;hild - of the Co
lumbia, N'owberry <v. I.aureus railroad,
which was held in tho private oflico oT
Mr. Childs, and In which Mr. Childs
tried to '?buy him," whereupon he,
Caughman, "cussed Childs out" and
left the oflico in disgUSt.
Col, l-'i hhlU'uO came next. Told of
his record in tho Confederate tinny and
during tho reconstruction period. Had
li .. d a clean nil I upright life. Did not
carry whiskey around in pocket or val
ise; in fact 111) does not use the stillt ill
Col. Richardson was proud lo come to
tho tine old county of I.aureus. Ilo
loo, went into the Confederate army as
a south, and gave his best efforts lo
his Stale in the memorable days of re
construction Had many years of ex
perience in railroad building- and the
practical operation of these enter
Mr. Summersett referred to his resi
dence 10 I-aureus, and passed on to a
discussion of certain circulars being
used in tho campaign; doclared the
railroad rate . in this Slate higher than
in Georgia and North Carolina, and
closed with an appeal to the voters lo
elect a practical railroad man, which ho
claims to be.
Mr. Cnnsler provoked much merri
ment at the e pen. e o!' his opponent::
and closed amid general applause.
Mr. Brookor, Comptroller Ceneral
Jones' opponent, being absent tho In
(Continued on fourth Pago,)