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RALLY IS PLANNED
Church Services and Mass
TWO ABLE SPEAKERS
Drs. Cronier of Ncwberry and Hurls of
Edgefield to be Here for (he
Tin' prohibitionists of the county
have perfected plans for a llnal cam
paign in bohaif of their cause in se
curing some noted speakers for tlio
fow remaining days before the elec
tion, lion. Ueo. is. Cromor of New
berry and Itov. C. 10. Hurts of ICdge
Held will !?<? in (he chy next Sunday
mid address the people on the subject
of temperance, appearing in two ol
the city churches in the morning ami
at the oporn house on sunda\ after
Sunday morning at the First Pros
bytorian church, lion. tleo. 11. Crom? r
>?. iii speak ttl the regular morning
service hour; while al (lie First Metli
odisl church, Uev. 0. I'), Huns. I). I).,
Of Kdgelleld will preach, both speakers
treating the subject of temperance
and prohibition. Moth these men arc
speakers ol' note and orators of mark
ed ability. There will, he no serv ices
at i lie First Baptist clinch in the morn
lug, Inn the Baptist congregation is
reipiestod to attend the services at
one of the oilier churches.
\i 2:80 Sunday afternoon will bo
held the great mass meeting lor men,
:n which both .Messrs. Hurls and
('romer will speak. An attractive
musical program has boon nrraugi d
und. r the direction or Mr. Chlldresu,
with the assistance of several ladies
of the city. I'jVery man in I..miens
county whether dispensary advocate
or prohibitionist, is invited to attend
this mooting: there will he something
City Schools Have Holiday.
Prof. B. I.. Jones announces thai
I he city schools will he (dosed TllOI'8
day and Friday of this week in order
I lint nil the pupils who so desire, may
attend the Fair at Columbia. The
crowd will leave al 7: in Thursday
Rev. lt. M. IMibose Preaches.
In the absence of the pastor. Uev,
Ii, M Dubosc of tho Gray Court Meth
odist church preach od at the First
Baptist church of the city, Sunday
morning. \v. I?3. Thnyer spoke at
Gray Court Sunday morning, and ill
Dial's church in Hie afternoon, on the
Subject of temperance, the appoint
tneais being part of the prohibition
campaign now waging in the counts.
Daughters of Confederacy lo Meet,
Mrs. Ii. B, Boll, president of Hi
.lohn B. Kershnw chapter, r. i>. ('..
requests announcement of the meet
ing of the chapter for Monday alter
noon. November 2nd, nt I o'clock, til
the residence of Mrs. YV. II. Dial, on
West Main street,
BY 300 VOTES
Following Is nil Interesting dispatch
to The Advertisers
tfThlon, s. I ..
Tuesday, OH. -JTih.
7 p. in.
I iliier S. F. Hone*.
I,aureus. S. ('.
Twelve nut of llfteett boxes give
prohibition 800 ninjorily, IHsponsitrj
deiiil in I'llloil. May God ami rmhl
ootisltess Will in I.aureus.
The I'llloil Times.
The three boxes >et to hear from
in I'llloil cannot cllilllgc Hie result.
Hence Hie efforts of (he dispensary
people to tote back Hie whiskey shop
llllVO failed. Hurrah for I'llloil!
i.iniies' Hoiivenlr Xlghf.
Du Thursday lllglll :ii the Mloell'lc
Tlteiltre, Malinger Koninii will give
away n handsome brass urn lo Hie
lady holding the lucky IIlimber. Tie ??
numbers are being given with oacli
Hckel Ulis week, and UlC holder of Hie
lucky number will be awarded (his
WILL GIVE MEDALS
l. M.i; - ( ouill) Doctors ?MI (Jive
Medals to School < liildroii for
\cntucs* and Cleanliness.
Tho Laurens County Medical Socie
ty held an Intcrcting meeting at Cray'a
hotel .vion.lay morning. A majority
of iii" members were present und a
number or Important matters wore
dl icussod and roforred io committees.
Prohahly the mosl important mat
ter ami cortninl> tho ono of most local
Intoresl was the resolution by Iho so
ciety to oiler Me dals to each grade in
the city schools, to bo awarded to the
child who should oxcell in neatness
cleanliness Of person. T'iis resolu
tion was adopt. d in view ol the con
ceited effort throughout the country
in behalf of hygiene and nOrul sani
tatlon, tho medical society consider
ing the public schools the best possi
bio place to begin such work. Urs.
Hughes, Christopher and Ferguson
wi ro appointed a committee to act
with the teachers of the schools in
de idiug the winners.
The medical society, through a com
mittee consisting of Dl'S. Hughes.
IJbtkolj and FergllSOU, will make en
de;.,or for iii" Improvement in general
sauilai"< conditions in the county; ami
ilp'ough a committee, Drs. Dial, Fer
guson ami Scbnyor, will endorse the
movement to establish, in the next
session of congress, a national Depart
ment of Health.
On the fourth Monday in November
the BOCict) Will hnVQ a bampiet. the
annual mooting being scheduled for
hin 's Duiigliters Clear $2(10.
As a h soli I he bazaar last Thurs
day iho King's daughters have added
$200 to the hospital fUhd. In every
regard the bux.uar a glowing success,
ami the ladle i arc to he congratulated.
The King's Daughters wish to extend
their heartiest thanks lo all who as
sisled I hem or contributed to the
lo Hie success of tho undertaking.
Xo'txo billed bj Train.
Early Monday morning, Jim Whar
tOU, a negro fanner residing near
Cray Courl woa run over and instant
ia killed by the mixed train from'
Greenville. The accident occurred
just as I lie train was leaving Barks
dale, when Whnrton, who was com
iiig lo Laurens, tried to board the
swiftly moving train. lie fell, ami
an extra car on the rear of the ca
boose, ran o'er him. Cutting off both
legs and crushing his head.
Socialist Leader to Speak.
Mr. i i.. Fills, national orgnnl/.er
of Hie Socialist party, will speak in
Laurens Thursday night, V o'clock,
October 20th, on Iho "most prominent
corner" of Ibe city as Im announces.
Ii is noted thai Mr. .1. Leo Chandler
of Clinton is one of the Socialist pres
idential electors from this State.
\ PIT \ FOD PUOIIIIHTION.
Jit. (Hive Correspondent Writes an
Mt. olive. Oct. 2th 10(11 tor The Ad
vertiser! I Wish to slate that we have
found on (he pari of so many thai
admirable (]h position to put down and
that creat evil "whiskey". My prayer
lo Cod is that Iho people of Laurens
county may lake Iholr stand like men
and cast He ir ballots against such a
ruinous and demoralizing institution
as the dispensary.
"A young man of rare talent, but of
Inherited tendency to Intemperance,
Who had been an earnest laborer for
Hie temperance cause died of delirium
tremens, lb- had striven lo banish
the I r;iflic as a means of protection lo
himself ami others like himself, easily
.subject to temptation. \boul a half
hour boforo ho died, reason returned
and ho Was calm; lo his pastor he
Said! 'You know how it has been with
nie. I have tl'lod to he sober and lead
a Christian life, but I have failed. My
appetite was too strong: tin- tempta
tion too meal : there is no hope for me
now. I am dying ami going to hell,
but I hnVO ono roquosl to make of you:
I ?von! you lo gel a copy of the names
of I hose members of our church who
sighed a petition for license to he giv
en Hial IrnfUc Which hfifl been my de?
Iroyor, and plnCO it on my breast
when I am put in my Coffin, for I wish
to offer it at the judglUOUl sent of
Christ OS one reason why I am lost,'"
W ay of Faith.
SOME HEAL ESTATE DEALS.
Trading not as Active as Formerly,
Hut no Decrease in Values.
Reference to tho nubile records
shows that for September and October
the real estate transfers have fallen
Off to some extent as compared with
the records for same period two years
and three years ago. though several
large deals have been made recently
and the range of prices indicates no
appreciable decline in values. The
low price of cotton bus. of course, bad
its effect on trading.
One of the large transactions for
October was (he sale of tho Motes
place, containing 200 nercs, sohl by
Mr. I). II. Counts through the real es
tate firm of Anderson K- Hlnkely to Mr.
\v. F. Lawson, a rarmer of the county,
the consideration for the tract being
$9,000. 'This valuable farm is located
a few miles east of the city on the
the Clinton road. Mr. Counts re
served in the sale an acre lot on which
is located his ginnery. Another deal
by the same parties was the sale of
the "Boyter place." adjoining the
Motes placo, to Mr. it. G. Pranks for
$2,nun. there being less than inn acres
in this tract.
Some other transactions by town
Laurens?L. S. Madden to 10. A.
Hamilton. 103 acres lor $2,.Mm. Ceo.
II. Holt to L. S. Madden, tract for
$2.2fiO. M. a. Knight to Mrs. Lula
Mahaffey 39 acres for $2,500.
Votings?W. L. Cray to \v. a. An
derson 229 acres for ?2.s7n. .1. s.
Dennett to T, c. McCauley 57 acres
Dial's?it. Abercrombie to i:. c.
Stone Its acres for $900. Kmily
Woods to C. a. Babb 30 acres for $200.
W. 11. Mrhaffey to B. II. and B. .1.
Cray 20 acres for $1,000.
Hunter .). W. Madden lo 13. a. 1 lull
st; acres for $1,600. Hetllo Spcako to
Oliver Kvans G."> acres for $650. Thos.
M. Ration to Mamie S. Nation 17s
acres for $2.000.
Scudlelown? Helen Hunter to i.
W. Peterson so acres for $1,200. M.
.1. Owings to T. I'. Poole so acres for
city of Laurens? L. c. Rltgrnves to
.1 II. Sprouse one lot for $325, L. C
I Sit greaves to .1. c. ami J, L. Wasson,
; one lot for $ti75.
ORPHANS GIVEN FINK TRIP.
Thornvvell Well Represented at the
Clinton. Oct. 27. The Columbia
Mowborry ami Laurons Railway gave
, the Thornvvell Orphanage tin- use of
a special car yesterday to attend the
i Slate Fair. The older pupils, from
the seventh grade up, went and it was
one of the red letter days in their
lives. a number of teachers and
matrons accompanied them.
The Lyceum for this winter opened
last Tuesday evening with an excel
lent entertainment by the Broomcll
Heed company. 1 The largo audience
was an evidence of the popularity of
this form of entertainment in Clinton
Improvements continue lo lie |he
order of the day in Clinton. Mr. It.
/.. Wright's handsome new store h
almost Completed now. Mr. ami Mrs.
W. D. Copeland have moved into their
recently completed home on Genteninl
street. Mr. H L. King's new house,
built for rent, is nearly Completed,
and is already rented. Mr. John
Young is building two houses for
rent on Musgrove street.
Mrs. Susan Lenke is desperately ill
Mrs. Moody of Jacksonville, Florida,
and Mr. I'M. Lenke of Savannah. Ca
have been summoned to her.
Rev* N. J. Holmes to French.
It is announced thai the RoV. x. I.
Holmes, formorly of this "jty inn now
of Altnmonl, will preach ai Holmes'
Methodist church next Sunday morn
lllg, lit I I O'clock. The subject of
the discourse will be "Prohibition."
v mim ( ikm ( i. \ i)isiitiitrTi:i>.
Dispensary Vdvueul ? I Ercittiiic Liter*
ntiii<- of I; . >? Nature.
Tuesday ntoriiiii^ i circular con
talning a nuiubcr of r turnouts favor
lug ihc dispensary was brought inlo
The Advertiser olllco. too late fur Ibis
paper in give inucli s..;.r editorial
consideration lo it. However. wi
depart dir usual custom ami I real tho
matter, as much as space will allow,
on (his pace.
Among the numerous paragraphs,
Iho follow lug is lypii al:
"The Inking of Hie coil on mill boxes
awa> from Ilm mill voters, only goes
lo show with what methodical trickery
ami deception 111 ? ? Prohibitionists
would absolutely disfranchise them,
if iboy could." The caul b> Mr. Me
Qowan, ex-Senaloi. explains how tho
Legislature, through error, lofi these
boxes out. The liOglslnture .?f IUII7
diil il. Tie Lnurons delegation mere
ly overlooked the omission : an i
white they are nut groall> lo ho
blamed still thoj are mor< r ponslhlo
than any one olao in Laurens county.
Who were Ihoy '! I loll. John M. Cannon
ami Ibm. It I >. Itoyd both of whom
were supporters of ihe old Slate dla
pensary; ami Ibm. I?\ I'. MeCowan
ami Dr. Miller, heal optloliists, who
VOtod for tie abolition of Iho stale
Now, the charge In Iho circular re
forrod lo, Ibul tin leaving out of
precincts was tie- "methodical I rick -
ery ami deception" ol tie- Prohibition
ists in oriler to disfranchise Iho mill
voters, i absolutely ami aiu|ualitiedl)
a malicious falsehood, 'i he prohibi
tionists had nothing lo do Willi it.
The circular, in utter disregard for
truth, incroly neck?! i ? prejudice the
mill vote against prohibition. Wo
believe, however, thai such unfounded
accusations will result in a decided
Kutertaiiimeul at i'rieudslilp.
The Rural Improveinetit .Association
of Friendship school, Sullivan's town
ship, will give an eiiterlalniiienl al
the school house. Saturday, Oct. :11st,
beginning at i o'clo(d<. p. m.
There will be spccchci by Supt. I!
\V. Nash. Prof. L. I? Kill dge ami Mi,
Itessie lludgens. The piihlle are eoi
TO HIVK LI.I.( I I(t\ ?HTI i.'Ns-.
King's Ibnigliters iiil Have Opera
Next Tuesday, (lie third of Novem
ber is election day, not only Iii Lau
r?llk but in nil the I nltcd Stab
The King's Daughters, for iho benefit
of t he hospital I'Uiid. v- il I gl vo ' i ' '
lion returns iron, the presidential
elOCI ion. anil all olhori nl ? I'll I in
torosf, at tin- opera house, using Iho
storooptioan to throw Hm' figures oh
canvass. An admission of -'?"> ci ills
for adult; ami pi e< at for children
will he charged.
The entertainment w ?i i :... ? ? >: in
leresl as several pictures aie lo |>e
shown in addition to Hie cluriis.
Mr. Clal'ke ha-, agreed Id lUkC tie
messages ror ine Indies, ami that a
suns promptness am! despatch in
the win K. Lei every body enihe oil I
and get tIn- hows.
"Itllliuu ay en November Ith.
Manager Itoinau of it " < Ity opera
[house, has closed Ciinlrnol lo- till en
gagement wiiii "The ituhawn.vs" lb
'appear hero on .Vpvembhr I. Wedliios
. day. 'I he Spai'lahimi ? lb raid imi
I he ful low im; nbouI I hi 'I il ;inii.v:
! "Oil lIlO high! "I '.ie . ; lie- _\cl
j Tin- Utinnwn.Vs, thlrty-llvi strong win
J bo the ait rnet on at Hart Thea I re.
This company needs nothing of com
mendni ion hoi a foi iholr ? hilliy to
I please Is woll known by all theatrical
; patrons, and Spartan w ill bo forl.Ull
ato indeed to have the chance Of en
joying this highly cnt"riiiln)ng musl
i cnl oxl ravagan/.a."
TO MANAGERS OF ELECTION
i As a special favor, The Advertiser requests flic managers o( clcc
i tion to 'phone us at once the residt of their precinct nl Die dispensar)
? election. There will be thousands of people Inquiring abnul llic result :
if some one at each box will get us the vote wc can 'phono back llic
total results in n very short while. Everybody wants in know how
I the vole stands, so we earnestly request some ore at cncll box to lake
r it upon himself and help us give the news.
SMOKER 18 Ol YEN
BY BUSINESS MEN.
Chamber of Commerce Holds Interest*
iiiK Meeting Friday Mglil and
fin joys Banquet.
Quito ;i idonsanl and culbusluslio
meeting <?r Hie nlmutbcr of oommorco
was hold Friday oven lug. The moot
in:' was altogether Inrormal, being In
miluro uioro social limn business.
Vhoul llfty members were iireseut, to
gether with a number of \isitois
among whom was .Mr. .1. I), llammcti.
president of Hie Walls mills of this
citj ami of Hie two mills ai Anderson, j
While not n regular business meet
iug. the opportunity wns used for the
discussion of several mailers Dial have
occupied the attention of the body.
The subject of the street paving was
considered. Sometime ago various
committees, residents of the several
streets of the city, were appointed to
con for with the property holders on
Iheir respective streets, regarding the
arrangement made with the city to
pave the streets and have the city pay
hall' (he expense and Hie property
holders pay the other. The reports
lot' these committees were encouraging
; in iho extreme, since the residents of
I most of the important streets have
entered into the agreement heartily.
, Hence, Hie streets of Uuirens will ho
I paved, and the burden of expense will
I be well distributed.
For some time the people of |,au
roils have thought this ellj large
enough to warrant tree city delivery
of mails: indeed it is only there has
not been the proper oi'guili/.cd effort
lo secure It, The chamber ol com
merce hits taken the matter in hand
now. ami if Hie present plans uro ear
rii d mil, the free delivery will be so
cured for next year. The postollioc
receipts have lacked but little up lo
the presold year. This year Iho first
ihren quarters have come up to re
ipiircmonts, and the business men
are now beul toward making the last
. pial tl.e Urs! three la all likoll
hood I.aureus will have this city do
j livery nexl year.
A number of other mailers were
I brielly discussed, after which those
present adjourned to Iho halls over
the Palmetto drug store, where n de
Ii?; hi nil banquet w as served by (he
King's daughters, a Utting climax to
Iho evening's pleasure. In it very
happy speech. .Mr. W. I.. Cray, in lie
half of Hie chamber of commerce,
thanked the Indies for the excellent
! spread, and for their kindly interest
in the efforts of the I .aureus comnior
< lul body.
Mnrrlage nt Wiiterl.
Waterloo. Oct. L'T. Miss .laillo M.iiid
. Smith of Waterloo, was today married
; to Mr. Kugene I'. Walker of A111IIt 1 ti
, llov. o. I.. Durunl performing the cor
Mr. Walton Declines (all.
Aller considering for two weeks the
enll to the Second Baptist church of
I.aureus. Dev. R. C Watson has do
elded not to accept Ppon the resig
nation of Pastor W. I) 11(11111)10(1 of
ihe Second church, to take effect Hie
i first of next year, the call wa: ex
tended tri Mr. Watson. During the
coining year. Mr. Wntson will serve
throe pastorales, Rahuii, Chestnut
? IHdgO ami Highland Home giving up
bis work at I lolly drove
Itevivill at Hotly (?rove.
Ifev. R, O. Watson, pastor of tin
i Iloll.v drove Baptist church, will be
Kill i series of revival services at that
I church* Monday morning'. II o'clock
: November 2nd. to continue throughout
I the vve..'f. Services will be held
twice each day. nt II a. in. und 7:3(1
p. m Tin public are Cordially in
PRINCETON: Is KNOCK KD (Ml.
People of That Precinct Cannot Note
it seems, from what can be lenrued
of the sltuntlou, (hat through error,
the managers Of registration have < n
rolled the voters of the Princeton
section into a pn-cinci. which is not
in accordance with the statutes, Con
Kcquontly, all those who nre register
i d on ihe Princeton roll cannot legally
vote. This seem, a hardship in
view of the intense interest in Ihe
j Coming election; yet. the law is very
plain on the subject and it seems thai
the people of Princeton will not \to
j allowed to vole this time.
IN COUNTY BOOKS
Former Treasurer's Hooks
NO BlIOltTAMti LIKELY
The Investigation Ma* to ilo Willi Fur
nier Administrations 'Origin ol
T lie Report.
Last Thursday a news article oi'
considerable Interest hero appeared
in tin* Columbia St:ii<'. dealing as il
did with an alleged shortage in tho
accounts of Kx Treasurer i. II. Copi
laud. Tho article reads:
A gentleman from Laurens wlio was
hero yesterday states thai experts from
ilic olllce of the comptroller general
have boon al work Ihoro i ? h- some I line
and hnyo found n discrepancy or si >
oral thousand dollars in ih.' accounts
oi' a former county treasurer, .Mr
Copclund, now dead.
Comptroller general .lue.- declines
lo make any slaleiuent uhuul the mat
tor other than to admit thai he hau
been chocking (he hooks in Laurens
county and that he has had the assist
unco of Mr, l> ll Wise of Alken as
expert accountant. lie would not
deny Ilm rumor: , hut said Ihn lux de
part men! is not yet convinced thai
there is a shortage and that every
voucher in tie- ollicc v\iii ho cheeked
over very carefully.
The amount ol the discrepancy is
said lo be something like fs.uuu,
The local correspondent for The
Stale, heing communicated with on
the subject wired i1 *? - following dis
patch io the ('ol it in in. i paper:
"So fur a. ?an he ascertained here,
the inie status of affairs in Ireasiit'cr's
olllce with reference to form r Truss
Urer Copelauil's adininisl rat ion has
not been ollleinlly determined, the un
dorstamllug being thai tie comptrol
lor general is in return lo l.aureus
ami complete t Ii.- iii'. i' ligul ion at an
early ilsilo. While there is a iHscrep
aney, as disclosed in (he reornl settle
iitcnt. tho investigation Wn not thor
ough, all parties agreeing in lake the
inaltei' up and forrel il i?u< later."
On l'rida.\ lliorillllg, another liller
estlug Item appears in 'I'he StntOi the
purporl ol which ii appnrently in re
aliirm tin- former statements that tho
report was not obtained friiiu Comp
troller tieueral .lone, us olllclal or
otherwise, thus clearing that Slalo
olllccr of any possible hliune for giv
ing out a i'i port that had not hooil
completed or agreed in by tin- county
ollicers liefe; ii furl her >?? I> to show
a laislllity thai fxi is on the pan of
county ollicers ami Hie county ilHcgn
I ions tow aril M r, .lone . M r i t !c:
The dispatch in i n. Slide puhll li
ed ye. lorduy. in v. ,,,< h it \\ a stated
that accounts in tic epuiily l.rou at'
it's olllce in Laiirom were in a badly
muddled condition, enm-i d consider
able 11.Hine in Ai i;: oilici -.1 I!m
comptroller general no bill/ lal ilil'or
inntion iVUi obtained, in (jib exports
tire Still at woil; on He Pool, in I,an
rciis county. Ii wn nil.-oil how
ever, thai I here ivefo examinations
being eoudueteil In .1 numb r Of other
CoUlltles and report; would he aside
in 1 In- general assembly on I hose,
I'.icailSe Of He work ol e ni j.1 roller
general Jones some of the county del
egtilloilH have hben 1 <(roliildy In. Illu
tn his investigation because ui local
i 1111 iH-iK-t- I'he comptroller general
lias Insisted in all of hi. reports Unit
the olliciab Heeled Khould bo coillpe
lohl and when had bookkeeping ami
errors in accounts were discovered
In- has reported them promptly, inn
each county affeciod ha. bad I lie del
egations in iiio general assembly de
fending I he 1 1 id)' bill 1 hit t he eon
tinned effort of the comptroller gen
oral bill I'lli. ? d tin tniiibiid to some
Itclaiive to (he ilbovii muKer, ihn
local correspondent tor (lie Now ami
t'OUrlOr ha Mo- following dispatch:
('un: Ideiable in to re; 1 Is manifest
here on ai eoui i ol a in WS article in
the Columbia State this morning rein
line to an alleged idiortngc of ^'>.':..?i
in the accounts of ejoutity treasurer
1 II. t'op-'iaiid. now deat! The origin
uf t he news a t'l tele seem 10 be a
"gcutlcintin from Laurehs' who while
in Hi. city of Columbia gave out a
statement to I he offeel thai experts
from tho comptroller general's oltieo
had heeii til work on the county hooks
and had found a discrepancy of sov-*
oral thousand doll 1
It IS title that Vir. I? II Wise, or
the compt roller') olllce WUH in the
city several days ui hi t week making
his seitlements with the county bill
cets; it is also 1 rue dial an examina
tion 01 the former treasurer's ac
counts Wits made ami an apparent dis
crepancy revealed llowovor, the
ollicei s hero and \l 1 Wi . t||(| mil
complete 1 he work of (?hocking ami h
was agreed 1 ha I ho should come hack
at an early dale ami etil.. (|p> a<
counts, meanwhile giving nut no re
port Concerning thO sialus of affairs:
in oosoipienec of ihis agreement, as
(< out imicil on eight h prtg? \