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NUMBER 5 I
SPEAK "AT BEAUFORT
B. B. Evans Says Things
A PROHIBITION CROWD
i^nyor lllcnsc Declared Thai Not a
^/ County i? the State Had
Benuron. July i4.?Turning his l>at
teiies from his opponent today. Bar
ney Evans consumed much of his time
in n severe nrraingment of the newspa
per men who are following the cam
paign, and the newspapers of the
State. In fact, he got really ugly in
his charges, declaring that the papers
wore grafters themselves, therefore
did not wisli to publish hi-; statements
about the Kraft eases In the State
and about the attorney general in
Iiis failure to properly conduct them.
He even said the reporters present
were subsidized, or that they were a
bunch o!' cowards. Mr. Evans deplored
the fact that he had to repeat on every
stump his charges against Mr. Lyon,
and that the time was so limited as
to hinder a proper exposure, all be
cause the newspapers would not give
him the space necessary for the facts
and figures he is presenting.
The State campaign meeting at
Beaufort today about "fizzled out," the
crowd being very small in the begin
ning, and gradually dwindling down to
about twenty-live persons. It was
called to order in the hour; house at
1 o'clock, after the candidates had re
turned from a pleasant trip on the
"Summer Girl" to Hilton's Ib a?!, about
twenty-live miles from Beaufort. The
;hour was set for 1 o'clock in order that
the poop'.' of the Bluffton section
might arrive. The attendance was
about one hundred during the great
er part f the day. although at first
there wore posslbl fifty ladies in addi
tion to this numlx r. County Chnlrmnn
Geb. \V. Beckett presided and the
Rev. Edward Wells, of the Baptist
church, led In prayer. The crowd ; p
pearod Interested and accorded the
speakers close attention, and awarded
their favorites with strong applause.
In the matter of applause t'.:.' fa
vorites seemed to be Mahon, Moore
and Duvall, ami among the candidates
for governor. Richards, Fentherstone
and McLeod ran a neck and nock race.
From the applause and cheers an out.
sidor would be led to believe that it
was a prohibition crowd, for the ut
terances of both Richards and Feath
erstone on this subject seemed to
Messrs Hyatt and Lyon wore the ab
sentees today. While Congressman
Patterson was present, he did not
speak, owing to bis physical weak
ness followiiiK an attack of malaria.
A letter from him was read by the
The first speakers were the candi
dates for railroad commissioner.
Hampton coming tirs^. Million's "dis
crimination" talk brought forth loud
kcheers. Cnnsler proceeded to deliver
.\knock-out" blows to all bis opponents
''particularly the "kid from Groenvilbv'.
Ho said that be did not know the trav
elling men ever entered political arena
and backed any special candidates?this
in reply to Mahon's statement that the
T. P. A. were backing him. H<j scored
Col. Scarborough for neglect of duty,
as be charged, while in the legislature.
Messrs. Duvall and Swlth made their
usual speeches, the former warming
up considerably and making one of
his best. i
5 Col. W. W. Moore Boemed to get the
crowd or to have it in the beginning,
for he was one of tjrfe few speakers ap
plauded as he ?Aok the stand. He
promised that ff elected the naval
militia would a square deal, which
he understood 'had been the case al
ways. Messrs)Richardson and Newn
ham followed/their accustomed lines.
For gpvernpr, .lohn G. Richards led
off with bis (strong argument for pro
hibition, upon which he received con
siderable Applause. Contending for
the rights of the rainier, be declared
that the slluttlng down of the mills
was but ?a effort to reduce Ute price
of cotton. !
Mayor Cole h. Bloaso paid his re
spects to Ttlchards for the effort, as
j he viewed Jt. to carry the town against
^ the city. sir. Blease argued ;?t length
ineffectiveness of prohibitory law, Bay
NEWS AND COMMENTS
FROM CROSS HILL
Sil mill) School Convention in Session.
Improving oil Mill I'laiit.
Cross Hill. July ID.- Mrs. June
Turner of Atlanta is here looking after
Mrs. Galphin of Ninety six spent
part of last week with Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Myrtle Deiinle of Xowberry is
visiting: her aunt. Mrs. It. T. Hollings.]
Messrs C. 11. Voting nml Sain Ful
ton were the guests of Mrs. R, A. Aus
Mrs. (I. M. Hollings worth left last
Thursday to visit relatives at Conyers,
The district Sunday School conven
tion of the Methodist church will meet
here today. They have quite an in
teresting: programme and we hope the
convention will he a benediction to
Mr. and Mrs. J. (',. Lonn wish the
people of Cross Hill to know that they
are very grateful for their kind atten
tion during the illness of their son.
Mr. John Lonn.
Mr. 15. A. Martin of Columbia is
witli Mr. and Mrs. I.. F. McSwain on
account of the serious illness of his
sister Miss Connie Martin.
Misses Frances and Anna Strlhling
of Walhalla and Lilly Watson ol
Grc< nwood were witli their aunt, Mrs.
X. I. Williams last wende.
Mr. m. B. Crlgler of Chornw, owner
of the oil mill here will have the plant
put in first class condition. Mr. Wil
liam's manager is here looking after
the interest of Iho mill. Mr. Graham
the seed man. was also here last Fri
day, making arrangements for the,
seed trade for the mill. They speak
of putting in a ginnery also.
Because prohibitionists are not
making much muse some newspapers
seem to judge that prohibition is on
the wane. This correspondent thinks
that the prohibitionists believe that
conditions are much better than form
erly and that local option has been a
good stepping stone to prohibition.
We hope to see a prohibition cnudi
ated nominated for governor this fall.
not si: strick by Licmt.vinc.
Mr. Carlos Moscley, Son of Mr. ( . !>.
Moscley, Slightly Shocked.
During a thunderstorm Friday af
ternoon lightning struck the residence
of Mr. C. I). Moseloy, doing consider
able damage to a chimney and burn
ing out the electric lights. At the
time, Mr. Carlos Moscley, eldest son
of Mr. Moscley. being unwell was tak
ing a nap in his room up.stairs. Speak
ing of Iiis experience, he says all he
knows about Cue oeeurance is the fact
' that he found himself on the floor
shortly afterwards he supposes, but
: that he has experienced no after ef
. fects of (lie shock, if that be the ex
planation oT his change of position
from the bed to the center of the
room, or course, the members of the
family who were at home at the time
were greatly frightened, but it was
a great relief to know that the son
had, fitted no worse.
Special Meeting Lamp 1)8.
A special meeting of Laurons camp
Xo. 98, W. 0. W. will he held Thnis
' day night for the initiation of candi
Formers' Institute at Wndsworth.
A meeting of the Fanners' institute
will ho hold at Wadsworth school
house August First class barbecue
will be one of the attractions.
Ing that there was not a county in iho
State that had prohibition.
Turning his attention to Mr. Fenth
ei'Stone, the speaker said that ho "has
sold his political birthright two years
ago when he Stepped aside for Gov.
emor Ansel," and Hud prohibition
was now on the wane. Mr. lllease
blames tin1 free conference committee
j of the general assembly for a good
? part of the extravagance of State
funds in the list of statutory appro
John T. Duncan failed to arouse
mttCh interest in his usual "spiel"
about the Columbia "bunch". Ho ndvo.
cated his paper a little more exten
sively today than at previous meetings.
Messrs Feathorstono and McLeod
made their usual good speeches com
manding careful attention ami receiv
ing warm applause, although the
crowd had grown much smaller and
those who remained showed signs of
.MKT PAINFUL ACCIDENT.
.Mr. .1. \. Richardson's Horse Falls on
Ulm While Oni Riding.
While out horseback riding; with
Mayor Pabb late Monday afternoon,
Mr. .1. X. Richardson's horse stumbled
and fell, throwing the rider violently
on the macadam street und catching
his legs under the weight of the ani
mal. The accident occurred near the
residence of Mr. 1). H. Counts and Mr.
Richardson was given prompt medical
attention. Dr. R. 13. Hughes being; in
the vicinity n< the time. Both hands
and arms of Mr. Richardson were
badly bruised au-l CUt. his lefl wrist
and hand being badly lacerated and
crushed. His knees were also bruised
and cut. hut so far as the examination
revealed no bones were broken unless
some small ones in the hand. He was
carried to his home and made as com
fortable as .possible, and on yester
day he was resting well.
Princeton Baptist Church lias Two
Princeton. July 19.- Service.-; were
conducted at the Baptist Church Sun
day by Rev. Travis Taylor of Lan
ford. Two new deacons were ordained
the ordination sermon being preached
by Mr. Taylor.
Miss Fanny Morrow of Spnrtnnburg
spent hot week with her si ter, Mrs.
J. B. Brltt.
Mr. Robert Hurts and sister Miss
Amanda of lionet) Patli spent Sunday
at the. home of Mr. .1. I.. Bngwell.
A crowd of Honen Path's young
people are having a week's outing at
Erwin's mill, chaperoned by Mr. and ,
Mrs. J. 1$. Wilson. The crowd con
sists of Misses Corlnne Pat inter, Mary
Allen. Eva Simpson. Edith Sullivan.
Mahle Xelson and Messrs. Frank Mud
Kons, Tai mage Scott. Clyde Maun, W.
11. Carter and others.
Mr. Jeter McCuon, who has been In
llonea Path for the past several
months is at homo on account of sick
ness. His many friends wish for him
a speedy recovery.
Mr. Pertie Moore of llonea Path
spent Sunday here.
Mrs. Foster Speer was called to the
bedside of her mother, Mrs. Pooser in
Columbia on last Monday.
'.Mr. Ii. P. Humbert and family o!
Dnurcns are visiting I is lath- r, ( apt.
.1. it. Humbert.
Children's Day was observed ; ; Mt.
Bethel church Ins) Saturday. Pleas
ing exorcises were given by the child,
ren and dinner was bad at the church.
Mr. and Mr-. J. 13. Allen of llonea
Path are visiting at the home of Mr.
T. li. Carter, who is on the sick list.
Mr. Clyde Maun and Miss Mary
Hough of llonea Path spent a few
hours with Mr. Jeter McCuen Sunday
Italian Personal Notes.
Rabun. July 19.?Mr. Stewart Mabon
was in I.aureus Thursday.
Mrs. Rebecca Owens and daughter,
MISS Edna, visited at the home of Mr.
.lohn Hellams, near Shiloh Wednesday
Miss Mary Roper, and Master Cecil
Roper, after spending nearly two
weeks at the home of Mr. T. F. Pabb
returned to their home in Laurons
Miss Jennvle Pabb of Eden spent
Saturday night and Sunday with her
sister. Mrs. Stewart Mahon.
Miss Cora Putnam visited .Mr. nix,
Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Mayer of
Friendship community visited here
Saturday night and Sunday.
Mrs. Ali!;.i West of Poplar Springs
visited her mother. Mrs. Lizzie Cheek
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard AborcromblG
of ITendersonvllle spent a very pleas
ant day Sunday at the home of Mr.
W. P. Paid win.
Rev. F. C. Watson spent Sunday
night tit the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Eliza Mahon. accompanied by
her son. Mr. Sloan Mahon. is visiting
relatives in Piedmont.
Meeting at Mountvllle.
It was announced in the Gospel
Forum that our meeting would begin
the first Sunday in August.
The time is changed, we will begin
on the fifth Sunday night. The pas
tor will be assisted by Rev. A. T
Stoudenmlre of Lnttrens.
Wo trust the members will remem
her this and let us have a good at
tendance from the first night. Tin
community Is cordially invited to conn
and help us have a good meeting.
"IN THE SECOND It ACE WITH
When tiubcrnntorlal Dace Is Narrowed
to Two, WhoMI lie Who!
Mr. Featherstono, candidate for gov
ernor, Bpenl Sunday afternoon and
Monday morning at homo, coming
from Charleston where the State cam
paign parly held forth Saturday night.
In order to attend to some business
matters. Mr. I'eat lierst-me took ad
vantage of the off-day. Monday, and
spent much of his time in Iiis office.
At two o'clock lie left for Saint Georg
where the county-to-county canvas |
was resumed Tuesday.
Mr. PerithelblOlio is apparently far
ing very well Considering the hard
ships Incident to the strenuous cam
While hero the natural question of
his friends seemed to he. "Well, who
is jioiiiK to l>o in the second race with
Mr. Foathorstone heartily appre
ciates lin' action of the l.aurens Bar
association ami the Chamber of Com
merce in the matter of niviiiK his can
New ( at tea Mill for Nowborry.
X.-wherry. .Inly 1 I. The building
of a third cotton mill in Nov. berry is
an assured fact. Subscriptions arc
being taken and the enterprise is
backed up by some of the bed tnd
most inlluenlial bus' ies3 m< n in the
city. It is hoped to gel a mill of a"
least $'100,000 capital and to I)renk
dirt by the first of September. Large
blocks of stock arc being taken by
home people which insures its local
KRUSE BROTHERS ON
VISIT TO LAURE1NS
t'aine From Philadelphia, Where I lie)
Now Live, to Sec Town, Old
ami New Friends,
The Kruse brothers, sons of August
W. Kruse who died while a resident
Of I.nurpiis in 1S7:_\ ar<- on a visit to
the city for the hist time since their
removal to Philadelphia in April. IS7-1.
The llvo brothers are the survlvi
of the oiico weil known l.aurens fam
ily, Mrs. Kruse, the mother, having
passed a way in 1S02.
Tho brothers are: Mi-. Otto James
Krus.'. Mr. Augustus II. Kruse, K v.<
Willie T. Kruse, Mr. Charley A. Krusei
Mi-. Johnny* Fisher Kruse. Two ol
them are connected with publishing
houses, two are engaged in business
and the Rev, Mr. Kruse is pastor in
charge of a Methodist Episcopal
Church in tin- city of Philadelphia.
Some months ago one of the Kruse
"boys" wrote to friends hen' thai tho
brothers expected to visit l.aurens
some time during the summer. On
Saturday ti e parly arrived and a very
hearty greeting awaited them by old
friends as well as new. From the
moment they landed they have been
on tho go, visiting this place and that,
locating the few remaining old land
marks, and in many ways entertain
ing themselves and bolng entertained.
"We are so glad to return to the
dear old home town; we just feel like
gOillg through the streets Billgillg 'We
Love Everybody*", is the sentiment
expressed by the brothers. "Why. tho
people have met us with such sincere
cordiality, our visit Is one continuous
reception, and to be sure we < njoy ev
ery moment and hour spent here."
On Sunday the visitors dined with
Mrs. .lohn F. Poll and took tea with
Mrs. .1. S. Dennett, Mr. Archie P.
Adams, one of their boy-tim< fi lends
who now lives at I'nloti, bolng present.
On Monday they were at dinner at the
home of Mr. I.. G. Hallo, and among
Others who have entertained tllClll are
Mr. and Mrs. T. Foster Simpson, Mr.
ami .\fts. .1. T. Cre ws. Mr. and Mrs.
S. R. Todd.
On Tuesday the brothers went to
Cross Hill to spend the day with Mr.
and Mrs. W. T. Austin. Mrs. Austin
as Miss McSwain having been their
beloved teacher. In both Sunday and
day school "when we were boys."
"To show you", said Mr. John Kruse
to the reporter of The Advertiser
"that I hold the old town in happy
memory I have named one of mj little
sons John Paurons."
The Kruse brothers' father was for
several years a oHlren. of Laurons,
being si merchant tailor in which bus
iness ho succeeded and was a most
highly respected citizen. He died
in I^TJ. ami his tomb in tho city cem
etery was one of the first places visit
ed by the SOUS after their arrival here
last Saturday. Mrs. Kruse, the moth
er, was buried in Philadelphia,
RAIN STORMS VISIT
Hank May Im? Organized Proposed
Capital stack Can be Placed
Mount villi*. July Ii?. Heavy rain and
wind storms visited this sect loll
last Wednesday and Thursday after
noons. That of Thursday was espec
ially severe. Some hail also fell in
places. Corn was broken, land wash
ed, and the growing crop otherwise
damaged. .Many crops throughout the
county are In bad condition for want
Your correspondent is greatly in
debted to Mr. M. It. Crisp for a fine
lot of peaches. Mr. Crisp has a splen
did orchard of this ami other fruits
and the crop this year is abundant.
The storms last week wrought con
siderable damage to many of the heavy
loaded trei s.
Mr. It. F. Arthur of I'nion was hero
last week in the interest of a bank at
this place, The business men and
farmers are taking much interest in
tlie enterprise and a sufllcicnl capital
was readily placed in sight. While
I the mutter has not yet taken delinlto
shape, it is hoped that our Iowa will
soon have a first class bank. All dial
is needed now is for some one to take
the lead ami push (he matter to coiu
Mr. Wall !? Nelson of Marion is lu re
this week with his father'.'-, family.
Mr. Nelson is a young business man
of promise who is connected with the
sabs and livery business at Marion,
and his visits to his native county are
a pleasure to his many friends.
Miss Eugenia Culbcrtson, daughter
of Dr. II. I.. Culbcrtson of Amity. Ca..
is spending a while witli her cousin,
Miss Mllle Culbertson.
Dr. .1. C. Cook and family are off
on an extended visit to relatives in
Clinton Personal and Social Nchs
Neue* in I'llrairrtipits,
Clinton, .1 !. On last Thursday
aft. rnoou. i>r. T, I., v.. tialley of Clin
ton and M: Ann I ? May I irunnnond
of I,anford wer? maiTled at the home
of the arid '. parents, Capl. and Mrs.
W. II. Dm;, moiid.
Ml White and Miss Edilll White ot
Charleston and Mrs. Prank llarvin
im' Pinewood, S, C. are visiting Mrs.
< inj t !op< (and.
.Mrs. Frances Chisholiu is visiting
friends and relatives in Clinton. Mrs.
Chisholm will leave Clinton for Now
Yo. !< w in re si.i- will make her home.
Misses Carrie and Hello Fa it are
visiting their brother in Monroe, X.
Mis.-es Mottle May and Eliza Neville
are on a house party with their aunt
Dr. Bean and Miss Heh n Bailey loft
last week for Montreal, N. C.
Mr, M. F. Frlerson and family are
spending some time in Anderson.
Master Thomas Jacobs returned this
week from a vlsli to relatives in Pe
Miss Dorothy Owens has returned
from Sumter whore she has been at
tending a house party given by the
Mlsst s Drown.
Mr. Hale Shands with his family ami
party of friends returned this week
from their northern trip.
Mis. Dnlyello and daughter hove
left Clinton !??!? their homo in Now
Chestnut Itldge Chronicles.
Chestnut Bldgo, July is. We are
still having rain which makes it look
like fanners will not get to finish
There was a large number of child
ren as well as older people attended
the entertainment at J. w. Watts'
Saturday afternoon and all present
reported a very enjoyable? (line and
a nice sum was realized for the bene
fit of the Sunbeam society.
Yates BroWll spent Saturday night
and Sunday with Claud Boyd.
Mr. and Mrs. Mcdlock spent Sunday
with Mr. Cary Barnette and family.
The royal Ambassadors of Chest
nut lodge church held their regular
monthly meeting Sunday. Quito an
Interest is being manifested at these
meetings and !.?-,-. ;-< ? lUpl'C
our young men take an active part in
the work and in the- meanwhile ac
complish great tilings for our Master.
Bovi Mr. Du Boso filled his regular
appointment at Trinity Sunday, lie an*
'nounccd that revival services will
begin the firs* Sunday in August if
not! Ing prevents.
CLOSED ON FRIDAY
Large Attendance and Suc
SCHOOL MEWS I IN BRIEF
Mail) Xo\> and Modern School Houses
to he Creeled Touchers No
looted With (.ire.
The Summer Institute :<>r teachers
closed on Friday after four weeks
of good work by both Instructors and
teachers. The teachers were pleased
with all the Instructors, and our COllll
leachor were very much compliment
ed by t ? Instructors. The enrollment
reached above sixty with an averago
attendance of more thai) II fly. Tho
teachers Clime to work and the records
will show thai good work was done by
all of them. On the Ith of July, when
the whole country lakes a holiday, all
the teachers and Instructors were hi
their places for work as usual. It
Is generally admitted ihm this wan
the most successful and best attemlod
institute the county has ever had.
Mr. Langd on Long of the Waterloo
High school has boon appointed a*
tho scholarship student from this
County to the College of Charleston,
he having made (he best examination
which was held on July 11 t.
The l.aurens County Trustees asso
ciation will meet early In Septembor.
The programme and date of me meet
ing will be announced later by the
president, Mr. Carl Wharlon of Wa
Mr. .1. G. Nell of Cr? s Hill School
district .>o. :t died the day alter his
'appointment as trustee of his dis
trict. The school district and eotn
! munlty have lost a good man. Tho
school ollleials of the county symjm.
thl/.e with the !>? t'oavi I family,
The scholarship ? ? amina' 'on to tho
Citadel \\ iii be h in I he '" ? 1 hou to
on AilKtisi the ' " ? Ii' inniiiK at !l
ao i !u< a ij111.; ?.? ? ? on ' ?? sein oi
lions 's of i
liinprov ina the p;-e.si it graded and
llivrii school b' i Lauford will
ere* i a ' ' * "? A new i Ho
has be< ii purchi 1 one of the p.relti
i s| in the city, I pi t -fipd h'oolfl
cations for the l.pti ? Ii a made.
When the hov i compb ft <i it w ill
he one of 1'ie oiliest und rnosl con
venient school building la the county.
All arrangements for an up to ?lato
High school building at Watt i'loo liavn
been made. Work will he begun at
once, and Wntorloo will have a school
house belter than nips! towns of its
size. Besides these, numbers of coun
ty districts will either build n< W bous
es or remodel (he old ones.
Most of the schools over ihe county
have secured teachers for 'his school
year. Never before In the history of
the county have the teachers been sc.
cured with so much thought and study,
lOvory district wants the very best,
teacher to he had. Good -??'?'" ;* ? ii.ro
being paid, nothiiu' bin the most com
petent teachers are i,. inj? ,.| gaged.
Many of the schools are lengthening
their term, and noxl yeni I;i<I^-. fair to
lie the b< s( school yea i In the hi .lory
of the county.
On last Thursday an educational
rally was held la Jacks township.
AH the people worn present and a
splendm picnic dinner was (served pll
the grounds. The county superintend
ent of ??ducat ion was present and ad
dressed the people on school taxation,
consolidation and the organization
of a High school, it was decided that
three districts, Snrdis, shady Grove,
and Hurricane bp consolidated, VOtO
a three mills school lax and establish
a High school. A handsome High
school building will be erected in tho
center of this territory and threo
conveyance WdgOIIS will 1)0 USOd to
carry ihe children back and forth to
school. This Is a wise mop for tho
community to take, and great things
are predicted for Jack Oth< r com
munities win see the advantage of
this plan and fail in line.
Woodmens' V initial I'lcnle,
The annual pkltllC, iAlagholl I
camp. No. 150 will bp held at.
Wham'., lawn Friday, July 89. All
candidates arid tho public generali*/
Invited to be present.