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VOLUME XXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6. 1909. NUMBER 10
HOLD ANNUAL RALLY
Three Excellent Addresses
GOOD CROWD ATTENDS
Congressman A. F. Let er, Prof. J. \.
Harper and Editor 0. F. Hunui
eutt Instruct Farmers.
On Monday morning in the court
house the annual rally of the Laurens
County Farmers' union was held with
a good attendance of the members
from many sections of the county.
Hon. R. A. Cooper, by request of the
president. H. .1 .(!. Curry, presided
over the meeting introducing the
speakers. Addresses were delivered
by Congressman A. Frank Lever of
Lexington, Prof. J. N. Harper of Clem
son college, and Bditor G .P. Hunni
outt of The Southern Cultivator. At
lant.'!, ?a. All the spcccius were en
tertaining and highly instructive; they
were received with (dose attention by
Hon. A. P. Lever, the first speaker,
began his address with a number of
complin.i ntary refer* :.ces to Solicitor
Cooper with whom i.< sat In the leg
islature some years ago; he told a joke
on Mr. Cooper that caused much mer
riment. Til is was Mr. Liver's first
visit to Laurens and he seemed to be
phased with the appearances of pros
perity on every side. The subject of
Iiis address was "The Curse of King
Cotton", or "The Tyranny of the King
of the South". He declared that cot
ton was as truly n king over the
thoughts and energies of the southern
people as was the czar over ids Rus
sian subjects; that people worshipped
I his king, and were his abject slaves.
Tliis was true because they depended
upon this crop entirely, and because
lliey could not control the price of it.
"It is true", said the speaker, "that
Hip BOUth has a monopoly on this crop:
nature has so made it. But, the ef
fectiveness of the monopoly is destroy
ed because you cannot control the
price of the product. You make the
world's cotton, a necessity, and yel
yen must take the cotton buyers' own
price: this is because you do apt
raise your own farm and honi" neces
sities, and must s.rll your cotton as
soon as gathered to pay your honest
debts, and these debts are for things
that you should raise < n the farm'.'.
Mr. Lever said t?.:.t the frirmet' ('.:?!
nut. have even a moral right to hold
his cotton so long that i: would incon
venience the merchant nr %nnk< r
' whom ho owed. Therefore the fact
that lie gdes Into debt to run his farm
prevents him from demanding Ids
price :'(?;? :he crop. lie pointed OUt
also that the lack of organization
ufriorig the farmers helped destroy the
power of the monopoly. Speaking of
the Wall sjtreol gamblers; he said that
the Influence oh the market of even
these Would he done away with |f the
farmers themselves would but prop
erly protect their crop. "And the
way to protect your' crop", said he,
"Is to raise your own supplies, not
have t<> gd ih dtjdjf for hay to feed
your inn los, bul bo able to honestly
hold your cotton until you do get (lie
rieht p1-:?"?-." iie deplored the fact
lhat over three millions of dollars gb
nut of South Carbi ihn every year for
dairy products, (iver rIn millions' for
lUtllcs from Kentucky nfld Missouri.
three millions for horses, from six to
seven fot' hhcon, and millions lipon
millions for liny, flour hhd other m -
"You should not he enslaved to <??>?
ton: tiiis Plate is one of (lie best ia
the Union for oats, tor corn and for
peas and clover", said the Speaker.
"King Cotton", said he, "has caused
your hills to be washed red ami made
poor and harren. Rotate and diver
sify, and those old hills will take on
a new aspect. Down in Newherry
county I know of over three thousand
acres Of crimson clover that has been
planted; Ih Lexington they are raising
n great deal of vetch, Peas ought to
he planted more. And then, how
about raising hogs? Macon is today
gelling at II cents the pound: yo.i
can gel s::, Cents for your hog-; on
their feet. Why, I remember when
my father was glad to get 2 cents".
Referring to the meeting next Fri
day of the American Spinners' asso
( latlorii Mr. Lever said that the price
.,f cotton would suffer a temporary
i lump on account Of tin* proposed cur
tailment of the production in cotton
goods; but, that when the "distress
(Continued on Page Five )
BATTLE OF BALLOTS
AS WAGED LAST WEEK
Miss Hunter mid .Miss Smith Contest*
lug Hotly for Second Place. Mr.
Itoltllld Moselej Leads.
There are no changes in position
among the candilates in The Adver
tiser's Great Popularity t ontest this
week, the only noticeable feature of
which now is the close race for second
place between Miss T, Craig Hunter
of Ora and Miss Mary Smith of Water
loo. As will be remembered, Miss
Smith climbed Into third place last
W*?ek, and this week she is but 1170
votes behind Miss Hunter. Roland
1 Moseley still leads with a good mar
gin. Miss Mary Sullivan also made
a good gain.
Interest in the contest keeps in
tense, Next week promises to be
, one of the liveliest yet. The prizes
that are to he given away have creat
ed such competition as was never be
fore known here. Has everybody
sei ii the beautiful piano? If not. step
up in The Advertiser ofllce and take
a look: it will he worth your trouble.
This piano was ordered for The Ad
vertiser by Mr. L. A. McCord, the
photographer and the piano and or
gan man. And that buggy down at
II. Douglass Cray & Co.'s is just the
thing; just one glance at it will make
anybody wanl it. Over at Fleming
Bros.' tin re is an 'assortment ot
watches in the show window, from
which the candidate who stands third
at the close of the contest, may choose
the one he or she desires; they are
all worth working for. Everybody
who knows S. M \- 13. H. Wilkes & Co.
knows that there may he sein some
of the finest furniture in the hind;
. take a trip to that store and see the
fine oak rocking chair that w ill belong
lo the candidate who polls fourth in
number of ballots.
The people are requested to note
that a number of contestants have
dropped out of the race.
Following is the standing of the
candidates after the count was made
' Monday afternoon:
Standing of Candidates.
Roland Moseley. I.aurens.4n,510
Miss T. Craig Hunter, Ora.:i2.6f?0
Miss Mary Smith, Waterloo.32,:i2fl
Miss /, |ie lilakeley, I.aurens.. .24.820
Miss Mary I?. Sullivan. I.aurens. 17,(180
Miss Pearl Medloc.k, Ft. Inn.... 0.2110
Mrs. Clyde Mai tin. l,au-< ns . . . . s.-JVo
Mis- Wilma PrentIss.
Mis - Kdith Teague. M'tvllle.,. . 1.100
Mi.-s Sadie Kuller. M'tvillo. l.f."o
Miss Liilic Mae lllldd, a ''.ill.... 1.1! n
Mi.-s Kthel Winn. I.aurens. 1,020
N KORO Mi l l Ii IN \ OI'NOS.
Occurred Kiiiidnj at Rouble Springs
( hiirch Over (?nine of < aids.
As the result of a shooting affair
which is said to have been the cul
mination of a dispute over a game of
cards. Will Hand, a Woodruff negro,
was shot and killed Sunday afternoon
at Double springs, a colored church
in Youngs township. After being shot
Hand ran more than a hundred yards
before he feil dead.
Monday night. Constable Abcrerom*
bio of Young's brought three negroes
lo I.aurens and lodged (bent In jail.
V.'iil Harris, charged with (?je kUlliig,
and Clove Thompson and Willis Cray,
as accessories, it is said that all
three of these negroes were sheading
at the deei used, but that ifnn is hied
the fatal shot, Magistrate Ah x. Ab
orcrombie hold too ln<iit< s; oh Moh
>! UiniAf.i: \ l KK031 M XII AY.
Mr. (ail ( itlhcrfsOll ( tili Ills Miss
llhiltcltc Hurls \s Itrlde.
Fkortl, Oct. 4. The schools here
o|" mid OH Monday last, With Prof.
I.. D, Bl ledge, principal. The pros
pects fl'ro bright for a good school
The Kkom ginnery. run by Mr.
I.. C. CUlberlSOU, is kept busy these
days, a great deal id cotton bei ig
brought in. Farmers are rushing to
git cotton picked during this pretty
Mr. c.i Culhertson and Miss
ninnche UttitS were married at the
home of the groom's uncle. Dr. J, C.
Cooper, on last Sunday evening. The
ceremony w s performed by Rev, w.
I? Hamme:, of LnttrOhS. The best
wishes of 'ho people in this comma*
nity nro extended (he happy young
Woi *i Info Neu Quarters.
the ni ie Flour and drain Co. has
moved Into lie building formerly oc
cupied ' th? county dispensary.
Hunt'* ,). has moved stock
into ; .r [lispehsfiry.
>11 l.LI \ FRY OPENING Till; KS DAY.
Excellent Displays in All < it> Stores
At Pranks it .lanes.
Last Thursday was one ol the busi
est, sprightliest, gayest days of the
whole year's calendar on the streets
and in the stores of Laurens. It was
strictly ladies' day. tlx- men being
utterly in the background?until tb?
first of the month. Hats galore. All
kinds of hats; from the smallest tur
ban effects to the great "roof garden''
concoctions, and all the way between.
One can scarcely say the hats are
pretty; stielt extremes arc rarely ever
pretty; but, they ate stylish and that
Let it he said that the Laurens mil
liners are right in line, and the se
lections of hats at all the stores are
as good or better than may be so n
At the Davis-Roper Co.. Miss Ger
Irttde llaile, with Misses Bessie Crews
and Mamie Dorroh as assistants,
showed some beautiful designs, many
of which attracted and pleased. Here
might have been seen the great $780
hat, a beauty too. Of course the
enormous <ost was due to the fact that
it had three large diamonds on it:
hut the hat Itself is worth ST".. Miss
Lorenn Fringei? is the millim r ;.t Sim
mons Ai Hon s and well did s'u main
tain tite reputation or this concern.
Some Of the prettiest lUltS set!, were
at Simmons'. Miss Fringe's assiM
nnts arc Miss llattle Ddttlware and
Mrs. Thos. Downey. At Swit/.er Co.'s
Miss Fnnnic Mae Wright, whose ex
cellent tastes have been so much in
evidence in Laurens for ti e past sea
son, surpassed her la.-t year showing.
With lo t- assistants. Misses Annie S? x
tOll Clara Swltzer, she had prepared
a beautiful line of hats which attract
ed much favorable comment. The
Re.l Iron Racket, as usual was right
there with the goods on tins notable
'Iber?' is no doubt about it. however,
that the millinery display at Brooks
\- Jones, hardware merchants, came
In for more complintents than any
Other. Here the Skill Of Artist Arthur
Taylor was in pleasing evidence. The
show window was adorned with hats
of the very latest; the Cook hat, tin
Peary, the (Jage, and the Flske, beau
tifully designed and ingeniously exe
cuted. What were they made of?
Tin ami agate ware for the frame
work; buckles, hinges, paint brushes,
dusters ..ml lap rbbes^fbr the trim
mings. They are bch uttos. it
would pay one t-( trad maey m:le>
to s. e this clever bUl'ICS(|UO.
Ministerial I'liiou To Me* (.
A spc.iai meeting of the Lattrens
Ministerial union will be held in the
chamber of comm. rce rooms on next
Mo;,day morning at 10 o'clock. A
full attendance is earnestly requested
as business of Importance will In con
sidered; Th.- following members are
especially Urged to bo prescht; Revs.
\V. L. Thaycr. C. i'. ItapklU, l?2. C W;;>
son. \V, D. Hanum it, .1. i>. Crout. A. T.
Stoudoniiilre, s. T. M'Catty. and .1. L.
['ontided The I'usfor,
The nutiubers of Hid Second ftj ptisl
church showed their love for thoh
pastor last Saturday night In a ihosi
houniifui pounding. The pantry .'
the Stoudeutnire house was a go., i
*ight to behold after the \ ol
friends, and Mr. and Mrs. Stduhden
I II I: MOIH'HF.TS TOMGII i.
I.) cell III Ulrarluni at Graded School
VKilllorllllll W ill Re (I.I.
The llfsi number in the school |y
CetUU course will be given at the
graded school auditorium this evening.
Those who have not SCO tired tickets
should do so today; they may be hail
from Prof, lones or at The Advertiser
olliee. Tickets will he on sale at (In
The Mot'phctS Will appeal tonight
in an excellent entertainment of magic
and music. There is no IyCCU111 coin
patty on the road that has better re
Commendation than this, and the peo
ple will not be disappointed The
proceeds Will be devoted to the Citj'
school library, ami it behooves the
people to assist in this worthy <n
Work en FpiMnpal ( hutch.
Work on enlarging the Episcopal
church, preparatory to installing a
pipe organ, was resumed Monday
morning. The organ will be shipped
in Decembei and it.--'.died by January
1st. when services will again be held.
It is expected that Rev. C. I*. Parker
who is tio.v at Sew.llioe seminary
Will returii to the Citj by that time.
? \ 1??M IGE <l! Miss M Vl'LDIX.
Sistir of Rev. \\. F:. Thnyor Weds a
At S a. in.. September BOth, there
was an interesting ami beautiful
scene in tie handsome home of Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Mauldin at Green
ville; the marriage of their daughter.
Miss Bettle May. to Mr. Waltor M.
W?lls of Savannah, Ca.
To the bugle Call Ol the wedding
march, played by Mrs. Hartzog, the
groom came in with his best man. Mr.
John Woodward o! Columbia, then
the maid of honor. Miss Helen Mauld
in, in lovely suit of ?white, carrying a
bouquet ol p:nk roses. Caroline Maul
din. dnughti r of Mr. and Mrs. Mauldin.
petite and dainty in pink silk and
lace, carried the wedding ring. Then
the gentle, lovely bride, wearing
handsome < loth suit ol dark green,
with bouquet of bride roses, oanie in
with he! li the-, wi n gave her away
to 1 ho wj; [| :ag j. rOOth,
Beneath dainty wedding )<!ls. the
holy, beautiful wotds were spoken,
by the btide's i <ot!ier. Rev. Edwin
Thayer 61 L?ntens, that united these
fait' younp !iv<s. *!?;?. invocation was
by Rev. T. Cody. pa$4< r ol the First
:'; idisi cl itrCh ot Greenville. A bUf
fel break'.iist wti?3 served in the beau
tifully decorated parlor to about thir
ty guests, then Mr. and Mrs. Wells
left tor ;.n extended bridal ton:-.
No cards were sert ,-i consequence
of ti.< receht death < I a relative, so
It w;.s a surprise to the bride to re
ceive many elegant gifts of silver, cut
git;---, cliiba and hand embroidery.
Mr. Wells If euccbssful lumber
merchant of Savannah, where they
will l" at til.:* ?< their many friends
after Nov. !-:. "iiss Mauldin is well
known In Laurens where she has
often visited and where s:ie has taught
a clasf in violin; she has numerous
friends here who will wish her all
happiness and Joy In her married life.
I'. *,. It, Meeting Friday.
The Henry La irens chapter. Daugh
ters ('J the ?'!??* ilcaii Revolution, will
meet on Friday afternoon of this week,
at ! o'clock, i ! till home ot Miss Willie
Jones on North Harper street. A full
att< itdar.ee Is requested.
KOI'XI VII I r: NEWS VOTES.
H.;< :'v Make Good * initial IN port
<.t! cr lt? i>?s et Interest.
< . I pi a : pt i i !e atti led the Lnu
.IL M. B,
delegate **. Mt;k.int\ le church s< lit
d havii cd u'.i's I
ml v lifij it vVt.ti ??? :. preparing
i| * j a mot ? 111 lie I ... SS her?
Qu ??? it i limber of 61 1 people were
called to ottrt lart week :.s witnesses
in the ?looi lohn-tSt ?! i.ts ?. -<?. i,ut the
? s Bull)
pr< -1 Iii
?ct oi hi
Kitorccc \s. M< i . I'o v' ?' litre.
The Women's Misslonaiy ihlon <
I ho Enoretj presbytery will meet with
the union ot the Find Pfe.sbyfcrhin
church of this city oil October 1 Ith and
lf?th. Preparations :<it the entertain*
no ni oi ti.e delegates are under way
and a good meeting is I oked for,
There will be a noinbel ol represent
niivcs from fill the churches ih at
Hetlvul Meeting n1 \\ ritK
A series of I'CViVftl services is in
progress ni the Watts triitls ibis week,
Rev. s. it. fcrbek of Clinton assisting
Rev. .1. \. Uro u. the II pi I -f minister
at Waits. S..ices nr.- heilig held
oiico a day, hi 7:30 p. hi. Tin! public
II ro Ihvlti (1.
Ile;:r of Sen ices < i... nCCil,
it is announced that beginn Ig this
week the evening services at all the
city churches will le- at 7:30 o'clock
Inst? Rd of at 8, as '?.< fotofot'd.
LOST BO> W ANDERS
IN W OODS ALL NIGHT
Little Vi i< I Sexton Loses Wuj While
Visiting in the Kahuii Seethui.
Found 1" n hurl.
Kiihun. Oct. i. One of the saddest
tilings that has ever happened in this
community was on last Monday eve
ning when Mrs. .1 K. Sexton and chil
dren of Ware Si ton Is were visiting her
brother, Mr. Robert Bolt. On Monday
afternoon at about 2 o'clock Mrs. Sex
ton's little boy, Ariel, about years
old. decided to go to the Held where
Mr. Holt's children were picking cot
ton near the house, and after staying
with them about one hour, thought he
would return to the house by himself,
but missed his road and kept wander
ing fanner away. Net knowing Ariel
was lost, the < hildl'cn. when they came
to the house from tin ir work began lo
inquire where he was. ami he could
not be found: so nt once the home
people hi gnu looking for tiic child und
scan hed for him until about sundow n,
and no (rai ? ol ' iui could be found.
Then they sent the neighbors word,
and (hey ail went in to help bum for
the lost child.
The search continued all night and
until Tuesday ::.< ruing at about seven
o'clock liefere tie child was found,
lie was found about one mile and a
half from Mr. Molts near Raima
. creek. Win n t! ? > found Ariel Ikj was
walking about, as If living to make
his way homo, All night long the
child's mother w as in much distress,
but when Ariel was found safe and
unhurt her hoar! was made glad, ami
all the neighbors rejoiced with her.
Misses Vera ..ml Allcilie Rnldwin
? were the guests of Miss Kdna Owens
Mrs. Nancy Owens and son. W. I >.
Owens, spent Tuesday with Mi T K
Holt and family.
Mrs. Rehcccn Owens spent Tuesday
nieJit and Wednesday with Mrs. Ktnily
Woods. Wednesday nielli with her
brother, Mr Martin Mahaffey, and the
week-end with her daughter, Mrs.
Mr. VVIstnr Habh spent last week in
Fountain Inn, visiting Iiis brother. Mr,
Clinton Itnbb, a;.d other relatives
Messrs. W. A. Ihtldwin, .1. A Million,
it II Mnhou. and Mis Mclvinn Aber
crom bio attended the association last
week at Mount 1'lcasuut church.
Mr, and v!:>. Tout Roper'of Laurens
spoil! Sund; } w ; , V . ;.m! Mi's. Sain
Tl e annii i t
l?OSS| \| l! i \ i j i; || \ \\\,\ IM RT.
Mr. .las. v. \\ in d) lias Throal 1'itl
\\ id V\o \\ hile Oi ; IIiiiitiiiir.
\ 11 . . |e J, ( (ici
Mtihdy ami '-... x< ! < n were out
possum hunting in (he ylclnIt> of the
former's home. \: about II o'clock.
I they I.ad "treed" a possum and while
Ir. NYIsi ii tlir in
1.1 I'ii k < (i((UU I i ? Orpe i j ige,
mcmheis ol fhi cbttreh ami Sitmlay
school fid A'ork iltiy lor Connie MhX
well orphanage, ly picking cotton tit
the borne ol Mr. .left Mavis. All are
urged to cctiic. and those who cannot
come are urged to give (he proOoodi1
of one day's wink to the orphanage
C ine with cotton sacks ami dinner
to spend il.e day
Selil To l'eul(cntlar).
Sheriff OwlngH < :. Monday pe.nl to
the state penitentiary the following
three negroes: .lohn Viitii e and George
lihvis, convicted of rai'e, for a ji't'lii of
I Wen i y .?ears; ami Pearl (list. Convict
ed oi murder, for a life sen;- te e.
Services at Old Fields ( hui'cll,
In the absence of (he pftsfor, Rev.
,t. .1. Hurrel I, r-.^ Stimho Ociobcr loth.
Rev. i F. Rank 111 of Lauren will
prea. '.i at Old F < Ids < lltireh ai Rj?0
HEAVY WEEK'S WORK
Fall Term Was Adjourned
VERY FEW ACQUITTALS
due Negro (ihm at Lift* Sentence uutl
Two Others Sent up for Tweiltj
The fall term ni the general sessions
< oiii t adjourned hot Saturday after
noon at 5 o'clock, when a mistrial In
the Klledge-Johnson cii^' was an
nounced, after a w?i< of hard work,
resulting in the dispatch of much bus
Iness. .lud}:?- Ship)i lefl on Sunday
fur Greenwood whore he is presiding
this week. A great number of cis<-k
wi '?? disposed ot. none however, be
inv of any great importance,
Possibly one pi tiie most interest-*
.... the last to he tri. ;!
t!,:t Ol tlie statt :.(itiliiKl .Ins. Kl I '.a-'
Untie !: <<:;<?. William ChidSve'1 ami
Abo ('oats, ill young white r.ien
Chi rged with assauli and bntii y --it11
hiii nt tu i ? '.!<? person's til M. 'm's
S. 11. a i ? ... i
o'' this cause consumed part ol Friday
!...- ? i
mist rial, i !.<? j i ry Iii Hing to agree, on
account ol !>? ing related to two of tin?
defendants, Solicitor Copper <:;?i not
appi; r in t!:<- case, the pr< seeniion
|ning < on duel <?(! |.y lion .!. C I, Jigs
dt I'ickens and Itiehoy R !ii'-l.<. ol
I.aureus. Mr, Itoggs wt;s on'-" so
licitor ol his circuit, am! in the <a^o
here displayed marked talent an! a
bllity. Foatherstone & Ferguson and
Simpson ?v llabb represented the de
fendants, The <:.--? grew Out of a
dispute over a debt hot ween Mr. .he-.
101 ledge ami Mr. Sam Johnson, result
ing iii a general fracas in which all
the defendants and both Johnsons fig
ured.; it occurred tit Hoyd's mill. Tin
ease will comi i.ii again it the next
term of court.
On \Vcdnosdr.y moriifiU a motion
for a new trial In the case ol Fietehor
Davis. ti.<- IMchninlid whisfiey drum ?
iiii r who w;.s convicted Tuesday Oil
he charge id ' ?I
ii t] 'I In
On Fri ? i
pa i t of the da.< wit u t ?.,<? 11 j
Ocdrge. Davis tind John Vimer
groes, charged with making a
inal attach on a w bite womai
s ii in in < i in (iiii nppi r pfii i o
county, A Vei'dh i ol got' . w|
commendation (6 timi < -, foil
! ' I
('nitnnn '.? lihit U wpjj -.. hiji I he