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VOLUME XXIV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1908. NUMBER 4
IN HALF CENTURY
Property Loss In Laurens
11. R. TRAFFIC CUT OFF
Mouses and Bridges Swept Away, Crops
Submerged and Farm Lands
Not since the memorable flood of 1852
has this section been visited by a great
er water fall than that of Monday night
and Tuesday, and the damage wrought
to crops, farm lands, roads and bridges
and railway property cannot be even
approximately estimated. The heavy
rain of Monday nijrht, followed by the
unprecedented downjwur Tuesday af
ternoon, caused all the streams to rise
rapidly and by 6 o'clock the high water
mark of over a half century standing
was broken and the greatest flood this
generation ever witnessed bad things in
As a result practically all railway
traffic in this section had to be aban
doned before nightfall and travel over
the public roads and bridges was ren
dered impracticable and dangerous.
Three benches under the Columbia,
Newberry & Laurens railroad trestle
over Little River here were washed
awav and the last train to pass over
was the return train to Columbia be
tween 4 and 5 o'clock after making a
short trip up the Greenville road in or
der to make a transfer connection with
the regular passenger from Greenville
which was cut off by reason of several
washouts. Both the North Harper
street and East Main street bridges
over Little river were slightly wrecked
and team travel over thorn was stopped
Wednesday morning. Practically all
the bridges over Rabun creeks and
some on Reedy river are reported
gone, while the gin houses at
McDaniel's mill, on Rabun creek, and
Culbertson's, on Reedy river, were
swept away. It is also reported that
the dwelling of Mr. Blmore, the miller
at Culbertson's, met a similar fate.
The trestle over Saluda river on the C.
& W. C. road was put out of commis
sion early Tuesday night as was the
public bridge at Enoroo. Neither was
washed away but both were rendered
Travel to the city yesterday was cut
oil" from almost every quarter and full
particulars of the flood's damage, of
course, could not be ascertained. How
ever, enough is known to show that the
proporty loss in Laurens county alone
CONTINUES TO GROW
Forty-two dollars und scvcnty-fivo
cents have so far boon contributed by
the Democrats of Lnurcnsto the Demo
cratic National campaign fund, most of
which lias been voluntary contribution
as the committee have as yet made no
active canvass. Mr. John 1!. Brooks Is
in charge of the fund and with other
assistance will begin at once a close and
thorough campaign for increasing this
amount. Mr. Brooks has already for
warded $25.00 of this amount to Mr.
Norman F. Muck, of Buffalo, and the
remainder will soon bo rent to the
proper author!) ies.
Following is the honor rollof Laurcns
Democracy: John B. Brook.;. $1.00; W.
W. Jones. $1.00; H. G. Franks. 50c.; S.
R. Todd, $1.00; C. E. Gray $1.00; E.
Sitgroavos, 50c; F. VV. Litt I . 50o : W.
H. Washington, 50e.; W. V . Dodson,
50c; W. H. Dial, B0c.; A. C, Puller,
50c; J. W. Ferguson. .SI.00; rt. F.
Jones, 50c; S. P. Bubb, 60c; A.
Schayer, 5?c; 11. E. Babb, Jc; J. H.
Teague, 50c; B. B. Blakely, 50c; M.
G. Owings, 50c; T. I). Lake. $1.00; L.
G. Balle, 50c; C. M. Miller, 60c; W.
H. Gilkerson, 50c.; R. A. Cooper, $1.00;
II. S. Blackwell, 50c; R. II. Hudgens,
50c; C. C. Foatherstono, $1.00; John
F. Bolt, $l.oo; T. J. Duckott, $1.00; 0.
G. Thompson, si.on; Cash, $1.00; A. D.
Gray, $1.00; J. T. Crews, 50c; R. II.
Gronoker, 50c; R. I.. Walker Printing
Co., $1.00; C. M. Babb, 50c; Moses
Roman, 50e.; F. W. Greene, 50c; II.
Douglas Gray. 50c; W. B. Sloan, $1.00;
F. M. Smith, 50c; C. M. Clarke, 50c;
F. K. Spratt, 50c; W. M. Switzor, 25c;
W. G. Lancaster, 50c; W. II. Ander
son, 50c; R. E. Hughes, 50c; C. W.
Taylor, 60c; R. 1'. McNeil, $50c; Lau
rens Advertiser, $1.00; R. ('. Davis,
$1.00; R. Coke Gray. 50c; A. C. Todd,
$1.00; S. I). Childress, 50c; J. K. Gal
legly, 50c; J. II. Wharton, $1.00; W.
It. Richcy, $1.00; Henry Garrison, 25c;
D. L. Brooks, 25c, L. Mong, 50c; B.
A. Sullivan, 50c; J. K. Traynham,
$1.00; E, O. Anderson, 50c; II. B.
Humbert, 50c; R. V. Irby, 50c; W.
D. Franks, 25c; Cash, Hoc
is by far the greatest over sustained.
Not until the excitement incident li
the election has abated will the people
realize the soriousncss and scupo of the
destruction. So far no personal injury
or loss id'life as a result of the high
water has been reported.
Later.?Yesterday afternoon Fast
Main street bridge, whoso pillars were
undermined Tuesday night, collapsed,
thus cutting oil' all travel in that direc
Later.?Ono of the railroad negro
workmen was drowned in Little river
Wednesday aftornoon at the <'., v. &
L. trestle. He was a! work repairing
the trestle, fell, and boing unable to
swim, was drowned in the raging wa
ANSEL'S ADMINISTRATION ENDORSED.
Dispatches from Columbia early
Wednesday morning predict the cer
tain election of Ansel over Hlease.
The returns were very incomplete and
little over half the polled vote had been
received. From the meagre returns
Ansel received 28,834 against 18,740
for Hlease. It appears that Smith and
Evans will be in the second race for the
senate with Khett a close third. Very
little of the Spartanburg and Charles
ton vote is contained in the following
figures, which were received , as the
latest returns Wednesday morning:
Evans, 11,000; Grace, 279; Johnstone,
5,990; Lumpkin, 1,903; Martin, 1,099;
Khett, 9,529; Smith, 12.198.
For comptroller genoral A. W. Jones
is re-elected. Boyd is ro-electcd adju
i tant and inspector general, the vote
this morning being: Boyd20,000against
15,000 for Thompson in round numbers.
.The race for superintendent of cduca
; tion seem to be between Mellichamp
and Swearingen. The vole is: Elmoro
10,000 and about 13,000 each for .Melli
champ and Swearingen. Canslcr, of
Tirzah, leads in the race for railroad
commissioner with I0,t?fil; Cuughmun,
10,636; Fishburne, 2,997; Uichnrdson,
3,792; Summorsott, 7,745.
The returns are incomplete and the
entire standing may bo changed by to
Rov. W. E. Thayer returned Satur
day from T?te Springs, where he spent
two weeks of his vacation. Mr. Thayer
lilled the pulpit of the First Baptist
church Sunday morning.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve Wins.
Tom Moore, of Rural Route 1, Coeh
ran, Ua., writes: "I had a had sore
come on the instep of my foot and could
find nothing that would heal it until I
applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Loss
than half of a 25 cent box won the day
for me by atfecting a perfect cure.''
Sold under guarantee at Laurens Drug
Co.'s and Palmetto Drug Co.'s drug
Mr. Vance Irby is again at home al
ter visiting several of the popular sum
Weak women should read mv "Book
No. 4 for Women." It tells of Dr.
Shoop's Night (Hire. Tells bow those
soothing, healing, antiseptic supposito
ries bring quick and certain help. The
Book is free. Address Dr. Shoop, Ra
cine, Wis. Palmetto Drug Co.
Card nf Thanks.
In behalf of myself, family and for
Mrs. King I wish to thank our many
friends for their numerous kindnesses
and many expressions uf sympathy dur
ing the illness and upon the death of
Captain A. A. King. Allow me to
thank The Laurens Advertiser also for
its kindly notice.
F. A. FRANKS.
The meeting of survivors advertised
for August 28th, is postponed to Satur
day, September 12th. Let every com
rade bring his basket.
T. B. CREWS,
W. A. Mc.CLINTOCK.
Survivors of Co. P, Ulli S. C. V.
A large crowd attended the annual
re-union of Company F, 14th South
Carolina Volunteers, which was held at
Langston church last Wednesday, Au
gust liUb. Seventeen survivors of t his
gallant command were present and a
very pleasant day was spent.
Miss May Dollo Barre is visiting .Miss
Margie Leckic in Chest i r.
Deputy Sheriff A. R. Sullivan hau re
turned from a few days' stay in < hai'los
Pain anywhere stopped in L'n minutes
sure with one of Dr. Shoop's Pink Bain
Tablets. The fovmula is on lhe25 cents
box. Ask your Doctor or Druggist
about tins formula. Stops womanly
pains, hcadacho, pains anywhere.
Write Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis., for
free trial to prove value of his Head-1
ache or Pink Pain Tablets. Sold by j
Palmetto 1 )rug < !o.
Dr. .1. II. TeagUC has returned Iron:
oh! my stomach's a vorj uncertain
I suffered the torment thai costivo
But now I am happy, normal and free,
A miracle wrought by Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Mr. Marion Wilkoshas returned from
a visit to Norfolk ami Baltimore.
When the Stomach, Heart <?;? Kidney
nerves get weak then these organs al
ways fail. Don't drug the Stomach
nor stimulate the Heart or Kidneys.
That is simply a make id ft. Get a pre
scription known to Druggists every
where as Dr. Shoop's R< iterative. The
Restorative is prepared expressly lor
these weak inside norvos. Strengthen
these nerves, build them up with Dr.
Shoop's Restorative lablotsor liquid
and see how quickly help will come.
Sold by Palmetto Drug Co.
Miss Dell Kilgore, of Woodruff, s pent
last week with S?ss Kate VVri]
Served as codec, the new eolVcc sub
stitute known to grocers evi r\where as
Dr. Shoop's Health Coll'ec will trick
oven a coffeo oxpert. Nol a c i ain of
real coffee in it either. Pure healthful
toasted grains, malt, nuts, etc., have
been so cleverly blended as to f ive a
wonderfully satisfying coffee ta t'- and
llavor. And it is "mad:- i.' a minute,"
too. No tedious 20 to 30 minutes boil
ing. J. M. Philpot.
Rev. Charlton S. Todd arrive I in the
city Wednesday. Mr. Todd will preach
at. the First Baptist church Sunday
AGED WHITE MAN
Tho city was stirred Monday morn
ing by the news that some time during
the night Mr. C. C. Wilson, a white
man about fifty years old, had com
mitted suicide in the police station
bouse by hanging himself with the
blanket from bis bunk. Patrolman W.
II. Dodson discovered the pendant body
at about 1 o'clock in the morning on p
casual stroll through the building. Life
was extinct, the neck having been
broken. Inquest was held at 9 o'clock
Mr. Wilson bad been taken in charge
by the police yesterday afternoon at
about ? o'clock for being drunk and dis
orderly; he has been arrested frequent
ly for tho same cause and detained over
night. Last night he called for a
blanket and Chief Bagwell attended to
him. At 1 o'clock Mr. Dodson hap*
pened past tho cell door where the
drunken man was confined and noticed
his body close upon the grating door,
apparently standing. Thinking this an
unusual posture for the man at that
time of night he investigated and found
that the body was banging by the torn
blanket from tho uppermost bar of the
cell door. Mr. Dodson called to Chief
I lagwcll and a messenger was dispatched
for Dr. Schayer, but nothing could be
done as the unfortunate man bad been
dead for some minutes at least.
The suicido was a painter by trade
bui whiskey had about destroyed his
capacity for work. His family live at
tho Laurens mills. On several occa
sions before Mr. Wilson has threatened
to take his own life. Many expressions
of sorrow have been beard on the streets
this morning for the deceased was a
harmless man; only an unfortunate
victim of drink.
Hexagon Block Tiling.
Mr. ('. II. Mayhew, of Seneca, who
has boon in the city for some weeks
past manufacturing the hexagon blocks
for tiling purposes, is doing an excel
lent piece of work for Mr. J, N. Hud
gens in the paving of bis front walk.
The tiles are vari-colored and make a
pretty walk. It is among the most
durable of materials in addition to its
beauty. Mr. Mayhew is making these
blocks from the san l around Hudgens'
spring which he declares is the best for
the purpose he has ever used.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Dondy are at home
from a visit to Mrs. Dondy's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Culbcrtson, at
Dr. lt. II. Bryson, of Bradley, wdio
is vi iting his home people at Ora, was
in the city Saturday for the campaign
Mr. W. P.. Clark, of Greenwood,
spent a portion of his summer vacation
at his old home near L?ngsten.
SMALL VOTE CAST
IN FIRST PRIMARY
Returns Obtained Under
SOME OF THE WINNERS
In Other Contests n Second Election Will
Have to Settle It?Forecast
of These Racers.
Pursuant to the rules of the Demo
cratic party, the first primary election
was held in Laurens county Tuesday,
August 25th. The day was one of the
most disagreeable that have over been
known and doubtless hundreds were
kept away from the polls. In Laurens
county the total voto will not exceed
2,800. Returns from the various pre
cincts were secured with unusual and
unprecedented difficulty owing to the
heavy rains and the damage done
bridges and wires.
The vote in tabulated form printed
today is all that could be secured up to
the last moment Wednesday afternoon.
While there are not many definite re
sults that can be gleaned from this
vote, still it will be seen that Mr. R.
D. Royd is elected to the House of Rep
resentatives, and that Mr, W. C. Irby
whose election is not assured, has a lead
over the others that will not likely bo
changed. It seems to be altogether
unsettled among Messrs. Richey, Sul
livan agd Todd: Mr. Cunningham is out
of the running. Mr. John F. Bolt is
undoubtedly elected clerk ?f court over
his one oppononet, Mr. C. A. Power.
Messrs. Ilairston and Watts will run it
over for Coroner. The race between
Messrs. Cannon and Wharton is very
close and the returns yet to come in
may effect the present standing. Messrs
Pitts and Nash run over superintendent
of education. For county auditor it
appears that the second race will be be
tween Messrs. McCravy and Dorroh.
Messrs Roper and Baily are elected
Mr. J. D. Mock is re-elected treas
urer by a good majority over his one
opponent, Mr. J. Wade Anderson.
In Laurens township Mr. J. M. Hud
gene for magistrate defeated Mr. W.
R. Richey, Jr., by a small majority.
Returns have been secured from only
twenty-two boxes giving the vote on
State offices. Ansel and Blease ran
together in this county much more
closely than was expected, there being
not two hundred votes between them.
Boyd, Swearingen, Cansler and Caugh
man seemed to be favorites in Laurens.
Following is the total vote up to late
Evans, 70!>; Grace, 3; Johnstone, 300;
Lumpkin, 186; Martin, 205; Rhett, 361;
Smith, 444: Ansel, 1,052; Blease, 1,245;
Brooker, 435; Jones, 1,850; Boyd, 1,571;
Thompson, 003; Elmore, HI'.); Mclli
champ, 215; Swearingen, 1,130; Cans
ler, 1,205; Caughman, 217; Fishburne,
39; Richardson, 105; Summersett, 582.
Statement of Vote Cast at Primary
August 25th, 1908.
Laurens Mill ...
Laurens No. l..
Laurens No. 2..
Watts Mills ....
Cook's Store ...
House ok Representatives
862 1 LfHK'l 1101
For the State senate: iwunty-?ix
boxes give Wbarton 1,281 and Cannon