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LAURENS, S. C, AUGUST 22. IMS.
FOR ELECTION RETURNS.
The Advertiser has arranged with the
Democratic campaign fund committee
and Manager Roman of the opera house
to give the election news, both county
and State, at the opera house next
Tuesday night up until 12 o'clock. The
figures will he thrown on the big canvas
just as quickly as they come in and the
totals will be given every few minutes.
By 0 o'clock all the county boxes should
bo heard from and the winners ascer
tained; by 12 o'clock the State returns
should be sufficient to declare who have
been elected. A phone will be installed
especially for our use and the telegraph
onTee will furnish us the wires up to
midnight. All arrangements are com
plete to give the full returns. In addi
tion, and while there are no returns
coming in, Mr. Roman will show two
A small admission fee is going lo he
charged, the proceeds of which are to be
added to the Democratic campaign fund
being raised in Laurcns. Every loyal
Democrat should he glad to support the
enterprise, dome, get a j^nod seal and
stay there until you get the news, and
be entertained between times.. Re
member the proceeds are for the Bryan
Tuesday night will he a very busy
time in this office, all our force and
even additional help being engaged in
getting the election news to our people.
Advertiser for the election news. Now
we wish to ask that all who can will go
to the opera house, where they can he
comfortably seated and where all can
see and hear t^e returns at the same
time. The roterns will be heard ut the
opera house at the same time they are
received In The Advertiser office; be
sides, you will help out the campaign
fund by going there, yet, if any wish
to come to this office they will he wel
comed as usual "with a hand shake and
a smile" even lo our political opponents
they are all welcome. But we wish
to urge that they nil be at the opera
house and gel the news there. We ask
this in bohnlf of the Bryan campaign
fund and in order thai we may more;
easily and quickly get our paper to
press. There is much work for us after
12o'clock and it is our desire to gel the
paper to all our readers as early as pos
There are two candidates for Gov
ernor of South Carolina, Messrs, Ansel
and Blease. Each has a perfect right
to aspire to the office; so has every
free-born citizen of this State. We
have no protest to offer against the
candidacy of Senator Blcase he has
the right to run for Covornor. Bill
When he does oiler himself we have the
right to criticise him and express an
While we have not the slightest fear
that Cole Blease will be elected gov
ernor, W0 say that if such should be
the case South Carolina would feel tho
greatest calamity that has been hers
in years, .fudged alone by his speech
to say nothing of his character and
record, he is an unfit man to fill the
office of Governor of this proud Stale.
Passion and prejudice, not reason, are
the motive forces that base hifl words
and actions. He is trying to become
governor on pleas that be knows arc
groundless, yet which will move a
crowd of unthinking people to enthusi
astic pitch. His chafgos of extrava
gance against the present administra
tion arc merely a senseless plea to tho
pocket books of the people, who are al
ways tickled when a man talks fol
lower taxes. The way he "cusses" the
"niggers" and dubs thoin as "baboons
nnd apes" is a specimen of the "plat
form" he stands upon.
Governor Ansel is a clean man, a sane
man-his private life nnd public career
are without blemish. He has the cour
ago to advocate causes he deems right
and just, regardless of the popularity
or unpopularity of such causes. If the
General Assembly had followed his
recommendations the government of
the State could be put on a cash basis
in three years and then would come
the "reduction of tax levies. Blease at
tacks tho very features of Ansel's ad
ministration which art; working and
will work for tho Slate's ultimate good.
It has boon conceded that Blease will
carry I.aurcns county; indeed it is said
that ho will got a larger vote here than
in his homo county of Newberry. He
this as it may. WO cannot prevent it and
tho peoplo of I.aureus county have a
right to vole as they please. Hut let it
be known. Tbc I.aureus Advertiser has
not advocated his cause, but warned
tho people against him. If possible wo
would save our people the error of giv
ing him their endorsement.
The Newberry Senator, who aspires
to bo governor, is raising the cry or
persecution. Ilia speech today was
simply a wail; in fact he appeared at
limes lo bo crying. Poor fellow, he
has been so ill treated.
Governor Ansel made a clear, digni
fied speech, a direct appeal to the peo
ples' reasoi . In fact, Mr. Ansel can
make no other kind; he does not seek
to arouse prejudice by "cussing nig
gcrs" and calling them "baboons and
Cole It. HIcase accuses the Ansel peo
ple of hiding behind Ben Tillmnn. In
one breath he urges that these same
people maligned Tillman, accused him
of everything that was mean, low and
contemptible; in tho next breath he
says these people are maligning him
likewise, lb- is trying to liken himself
to Ben Tillman: trying to go in on his
coattail if over man did. The people
Of I.aurcns know that Tillman has re
Mr. W. C. Irby. for the House, is
very bitter in his denunciation of the
editor of The Advertiser. He arraigns
us for hypocrisy in shaking hands with
him and smiling, at the same time pre
paring lo stab him in the back, to which
WO wish to reply: it is because wo give
Mr. Irby credit for honesty in his con
victions that enables us to shake his
hand and smile a greeting. Can Mr.
Irby say the same?
The lesson we have learned and one
that some other.-, have failed to learn is
not to allow personal vonom to inlluencc
us against those who differ with us po
Mr. 11. I!. Humbert has been making
some valuable suggestions to the peo
ple regarding permanent road improve
ment. Had roads are the heaviest tax
on the peoplo of I.aurcns today.
T^'-BIIWWrTioT (si ili,. newspap
So it seems that Mr. John I'. draco's
accusations against Mr. Rhctt are
groundless, even though backed up by
[Grace's AFFIDAVIT. It required a
remarkable amount of courage for Mr.
Khett to withhold that letter; yet he
did it and for the sake of a lady. None
but a real gentleman could have acted
las Mr. Ithott has dono. Will tho peo
ple still put faith in Grace when his
statements arc contradicted by Cen.
Wilie Jones, Ib.n. II. A. M. Smith,
Hon. .1. A. Simons and ("apt. W. F.
During the campaign for United
States senator Mr. John I'. Graco has
been reading an affidavit of his own to
the effect that he saw a letter written
by Mr. Rhell to the President of the
United States, in which Mr. Khett de
clared himself to be a Republican. Mr.
Khett has. denied this all along, but has
not produced the loiter. There art;
sonn1 personal mat ters contained in this
letter, anil a special reference wherein
a lady is concerned. For this reason
Mr. Khett will not. publish the letter.
Hut he has submitted this letter to a
committee in Charleston and to Cen.
Wilie Jones in Columbia, chairman of
the Statt! Democratic committee. Fol
lowing is Mr. Jones' letter in regard to
the contents of the letter:
Columbia, S. C., August IK, 1008,
Mr. .lames A. Hoyt, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: At your request as a repre
sentative of Mr. It. G. uhett, candidate
for tho United Stales Senate, I have
read carefully a letter to the President
of the United States, signed by Mr.
Khett, and dated November 21, 1002, ill
his private letter book, submitted lo
me by you, in which Mr. Khett. protests
strongly against Iho appointment of Dr.
Crunuas collector of the port of Charles
Ion. I can see nothing in this teller
which would indicate anything Kepub
lican Or any tendency toward the Re
publican party on tho part of Mr.
ItllOtt. TllO letter appears to me to be
simply a strong protest, by ,-i Democrat
against the appointment of a negro to
nn oflico in South Carolina.
Very truly yours.
Tho findings of the other committee
are practically the same.
Mr. Todd, for the I.egisbdure, in the
course of his argument in behalf of the
County dispensary, says that Haurens
gels a revenue through her dispensary
which could not otherwise be raised,
namely: from whiskey buyers in the
neighboring counties and from negroes
of hau rend county who own no property
and pay no taxes. This is true without
doubt. But Is it exactly right that we
should want the government of I,aureus
financed with funds from (Jreenwood
and Newberry and from the poor ne
groes of our own county who by right
and law should not be taxpayers?
This special edition of Tho Advertiser
is to gtvo our reader.-; benefit of tho
two campaign meetings that they
would not have otherwise received, our
Wednesday's issue appearing too late.
Our aim is to servo tho people of I au
reus county even though it cost us much
additional work and expense. We are
repaid in the belief that our people ap
preciate the eifert.
Mr. Cuninghnm really should not erit
ici/.o US for our youth; il is not our fault
and we are even remedying that faidl
every day, so In- generous, Mr. Cuoing
ham, be generous.
The election returns at the opera
I house Tuesday night in connection with
j the moving picture shows should at t racl
la large crowd. REMEMBER, IT IS
FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN
The Advertiser has not lost an oppor
tunity to aid in the raising of a cam
paign fund, (delated being the arrange
ment to give election returns at the city
opera house. We got not one cent out
of this; to tlx- contrary we hear part of
the expense WE ARE PROVING
OUR FIDELITY while others prate
and even seek to thwart our efforts,
those who should he heart and soul in
It has been proved that Mayor Rhelt
did not write any such letter to the
President as Mr. Grace swore he did.
Gen. Wille Jones is at the head of Hie
Democratic party in South Carolina and
he pronounces Mr. Rhelt a Democrat,
judged by the letter in question. The
people will make no mistake in electing
Mayor Rhelt as their senator.
It seems that The Advertiser has
been an issue in tin- campaign just
\ newsy lktteh
Brcwcrlon, August 21. Judge John
M. ('lardy, of l,aureus, is on a visit
here and at Ml. Gallagher. His many
friends here are glad to sei' him.
Mrs. Minnie Stanscll and children, of
Greenville, visited at John W. Peeki
I.ist week, returning home Saturday.
J. C. and Hubert Heeks and W. S.
Knight attended the old soldiers' re
union last week. They report a big
Stepp Peeks visited his aunt, Mr. . A.
P. Kay, in I'ickens county last week.
I(, \j ''it:i eX.,iust church la I week.
' ien "additions, Rev. Jas. Machen, of
Princeton, assisted the pastor, Rev.
Ceo. M. Sexton.
A protracted meeting is now in pro
gress at Poplar Springs. Rev. Jas.. A.
Martin is doing the preaching.
A tont meeting is in progress m ar
Mt. Bethel church.
Messrs. John W. Peeks, E. E. Pitts
and W. 11. Pitts hav.e recently painted
Wan- Shoals i; now running on time
after being shut down thirteen days for
repairs on canal.
Mr. G. P. Mlirir is building a dwell
ing on part of the Randolph Murff
place. Mr. P. M. Balentiue, of Wan
Shoals, is the contractor.
John W. Becks & Sons have canned
over 2,000 cans of peaches and apples.
They lind a ready sale for their output.
Diversification is necessary for suc
cess. More corn, oafs, peas, etc.,
? makes a farmer and not a planter.
Hurrah for Ansel! Weprcdicl 115,000
'; majority for him.
John P. Pills luff last Monday for
Goldvillo, where he went tosuperinlend
the oil mill and ginnery at that place.
Eurman and Mills Pitt.; will have
|cbarg?? of the Ware Shoals ginnery
Our efficient mail carrier on Route
No. I makes his rounds on a motor
cycle in two and a half hours. Good
The Majestic Manufacturing Co. will
give free $7.50 worth of ware lo every
one that, buys a Majestic Range during
the week from Sept. I Ith to the 20lb.
See advertisement in this paper for
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Dcnlli oi n Cnihl.
Lena, the little 20-months-old child of
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Moseley, died
unite suddenly from an attack id' croup
at the family home in this city lad.
Wednesday and was laid lo rest, in the
city cemetery Thursday morning, The
little one was I he youngest child of Mr.
and Mrs. Moseley and they have the
sympathy of.,all in their bereavement.
The Majestic Manufacturing Co, of
St. I KM is, Mo., v. ill have a man at S.
M. ?v P. II. Wilkes & Co.'s .store all
during the week from Sept. I |(h to the
20lh who will show you how lo bake
biscuits, brown top aiid hot torn, in three
minutes. Don't miss this chance of
seeing the great cooking wonder.
S. M. & P. II. Wilkes & Co.
Woodmen Unveil Monument.
Cross Hill. Aug. 18, The Cross Hill
Woodmen of the World, assisted by the
Waterloo lodge and several other visit
ing metnbors from different parts of
tho county, unveiled (he monument of
Sovereign LUCRS Crisp yesterday, in
the presence of about 800 people. Col.
J. 11. Wharton, of Waterloo, and
School Commissioner Nash, of Paurens
county, made very line and appropriate
Rf:V. J. L. BARLEY'S WORK
lie is [indorsed and His Work Heartily
Kdilor: Au so much lias been pub
lished in some of the papers of South
Carolina thai is utterly false and mali
cious in regard to Hie appointment by
Bishop II. ('. Morrison of Kev. .1. 1..
Hurley as superintendent of the Anti
LSaluon League of South Carolina it has
I been deemed advisable by tho presiding
elder of the Greenville district and by
the ollieial board of St. Haul M. E.
church thai the public have the facts.
If you will kindly give space in your
paper for the publication of the en
closed statements it will be greatly ap
preciated by Mr. Ilarley and all right
Statements of stewards of St. Paul
M. Ii. church, Grcenvillo, S.C.: Having
had our attention called to charges in
some of the papers of South Carolina
touching lb v. .). 1,. Ilarley, and know
ing these charges to bo utterly without^
foundation we feel it to bo our duty as
ollicora of St. Paul church, Greenville,
to say that while we felt very much
hurt and disappointed at having Brother
Ilarley removed from the pastorate yet
we fully appreciate the circumstances
under which he WHS removed, and we
want further to -date lo those who are
writing and trying lo malign the char
acter of one of our ministers, and who
are not members of our church and are
ignorant of its law and polity, that we
believe that Brother Ilarley has acted
as any other reasonable man would
have acted, being advised by his pre
siding elder and other ministers and the
chairman of his board of stewards.
We commend Brother Ilarley to all
Christian people as a man and as a true
Christian gentleman and worthy of
Iheir confidence and assure them that
he has our confidence and best wishes
in his important work.
Signed: W. N. Hackney, Chairman;
?lohn C. Kerry, .1. Newton Holland, .1.
P.. Bruce, 10. A. Huff, Stewards.
STATKMKNT HY I'KKSIDING KI.DKH.
Since there have been circulated and
published certain reports in regard to
the appointment and election of Kev.
I. I,. Ilarley as superintendent, of the
Anti-Saloon League of South Carolina,
which are erroneous, I as tho presiding
elder of the Grcenvillo district deem it
my duty and privilege to give the facts
to the public. The fact^ ?aje LV..e.
When Dr. Hare, of*Washington, or
ganized the League in this State and was
casting about, for a suitable man for
iiperintendcnt he called on Mr. Ilar
ley and Mr. Ilarley came at once to see
me and talk the matter over with mo.
I wrote to Bishop Morrison telling him
that Brother Ilarley had been sug
gested for the position of superinten
dent of the Anti-Saloon League of this
Slate ami the bishop replied that "while
would regret to lose Brothor Ilarley
from St. I'aul yet he recognized the
work of the Anti-Saloon League to be
of first importance." The bishop wrote
lo Brother Ilarley and appointed him to
the position provided the headquarters
committee elected him. Brother Ilar
ley could not announce to his people at
St. Paul that he was appointed to this
new Held when it required an election
by a committee The charge, there
fore, thai he deceived his peoplo in re
gard to his acceptance of the position iH
not true, Brothor Ilarley was elected
the committee on Monday afternoon
and his appointment by Bishop Morn
son look elfect. I le preached no fare
well sermon which the people refused
to h> ar as his last sermon was preached
to a full house the day before his elec
tion by the committee Brother Har
1 ley has my hearty endorsement of him
and his great work.
W. M. DUNCAN,
Presiding ICldor Groonvillo District.
Approaching Marriage at Cross Mill.
Cross Bill, Aug. 22. An interesting
engagement announced for tho mid
summer isthat of Miss Nan C. Hagood,
scowl daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.
II. Hagood, of Groonwood, to Mr. Mar
shall A. I.eaman, of Cross Hill. This
I interesting social event, will occur on
, Align. I 2otll at the bride's home on
Hampton avenue, Creenwood.
This lovely bride-to-be is an accom
plished young lady, who enjoys a de
light ful popularity.
Mr. I.eaman is one of Cross Bill's
prominent merchants anil business men
and is popular with everyone. He was
mayor la-re for a number of years.
Very sincere and cordial congratula
tions are being extended (his popular
Itinerary of Board of Registration l;or
Following is the itinerary of the
Board of Registration and the dates:
Tuesday, Sept. 1 L?ngsten Church.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 Sardis.
Thursday, Sept. ?'! Clinton.
Friday, Sept. .1 Hopewell.
Saturday. Sept. ,"? Cross Bill.
Monday, Sept. 7 Moore's.
Tuesday, Sept. 8 Tumbling Shoals.
Wednesday, Sept. !> Dial's Church.
Thursday, Sept. Hi Young's Store.
The remainder of the time until 30
? lays before the November election will
be spent at Laurens court house.
.i. P. CA LD WELL, Chm'n,
T. S. LANCSTON,
H. W. LAN FORD.
TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTEK8.
r0 the Democrats of South Carolina:
As u business man, who has found
that the application of business metrt
m\h to all problems?governmental as
well as others?has accomplished the
best results, I have offered myself
aa a candMato for the United states
sonato, believing that I can be of
some service to the people of my
state, to the south ami to the ?real
democratic party. Togethor with tllO
other candidates for this office, lu
accordance with ihc "'''>s ofthe party
l have canvassed the state and ex
pressed my views candidly and hon
estly on the issues of the day. 1
have made the race on my merits,
as a business man and as a demo
crat, and I have not sought and do
not seek to win this high position by
pointing out any demerits which my
competitors may possess.
In seeking the suffrages of my fel
low democrats, 1 can pledge them
the best efforts or which I am ca
pable, In maintaining the fundamen
tal principles of the democratic party,
to which [ I..V c always BUbSClbod.
I stand for a more liberal currency
Bystom, that will enable the commu
nities of the south to become Inde
pendent of the Wall street combina
tions; I stand for a Just revision of
the tariff laws, as Immediate revis
ion of duties to tho lowest |M)lnt con
sistent with the needs of the govern
ment economically administered; 1
stand for railroad regulation upon a
Just basis; for an intelligent system
of drainage with federal aid; and I
?*re)\ i* r.'ected oppose the centrali
sation tendencies which .:re now a
menace to our free institutions.
It Is my ambition to represent tho
people of my native state in the sen
ate ami In soliciting their support 1
e.m assure them that if elected I will
endeavor first and all the time, to
servo South Carolina's interests with
my whole heart ami energy
It C. rtllBTT.
Rhett For Senator.
A man better equipped for tho of
fice of United States senator than It.
lloodwyn Rhett, of Charleston, could
not l?o easily found. Trained to the
practice of the law and successful
in Ids profession, his natural tenden
cies have led him Into constructive
business, and his engagement in pub
lic affairs has followed as a conse
quence of commercial and Industrial
fforts, and not from political inter
est lie is not a politician at all, as
tue term is usually understood. II*
Is a business man, Intensely Interest
in the material development of
tho state, who has (bought deeply
upon the ways whereby the public
el fa re maj bo promoted through
Horn In Columbia, educated In th?
schools of Charleston ami a' the Uni
versity of Virginia, Mr. Rhett began
the practice of tho law in Charleston.
He mot wit Ii success from the first.
artlcillarly attentive to commercial
law, he soon became Interested In
business ontorprSso and development.
The rehabilitation of an impaired bank
having come Into hls field off effort,
he do voted himself to the task with
marked ability and eminent sin-cess,
and from this essay he was led Info
banking as a profession He became
the head of one of the slt'Ongost banks
In the stale, nnd he has, for more
than ten years, (I I reeled Its affairs
not only profitably to n?. Institution
but In the largest measure to tue
benefit or his community ami ??r tue
Mloeled an alderman of Uio city of
Charleston, ho soon becamo rec
ognized us an exponent ,,, busines:.
methods In gOVOmmont ami an advo
cate of commercial dovolopmont. Ho
was called to the mayoralty practi
cal!) by the unanimous voice of th<?
business men or Charleslon and at
?ho conclusion of his four year ten,,
was ro-clocted without opposition Ho
has devoted himself to Ilm promotion
of belter relations between the poo
pio of Charleston ami tholr neighbors
In all parts of South Carolina, and
has endOAVOrod In every way io'makf,
mutual tho advantages nnd tho ro
son,ccs of the great pott ami the gront
Interior region or tho H(a|e. \f) 0n.
terprlBO ami no dovolopmont promis
ing bonofll lo the whole pooplo of
,,"> ?ft? failed to command his
sympathy and support. mH f|gn( for
fan rates and offlclonl service by
railroads haH been ono of the most
notable ami .-rfectivo undertakings
ever made in Month Carolins
Mr. Rhett believe* ?,? ,,,? H?, Vf) ^
state in ? wider aphoro. ,?,,! ho na,
doflnlto ideas of the service he can
lender, and .hose ,,o ,H Mm f
in his campaign for the democrat!*
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