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VOLUME XXVII.
STATE CAMPAIGN
OPENED YESTERDAY
Fireworks Begun at the
Sumtcr Meeting.
BLEASE AND JONES
TO LOCK HORNS
Lyon and Evans Race for Attorney
General Gives Premise of Being
Something Real Warm. John T.
Dnncan Only Other Gubernatorial
Candidate.
Sumter, June 18.?Before a thou
sand voters the real campaign opened
here at 11 o'clock today. The crow,d
assembled in front of t!ie court houee
and all candidates Mere present and
the day was perfect
Blense was the llrst speaker, lio
read his speech, and touched in many
of his oft-expressed policies. He
charged his opposition with buying
votes and in other ways referred to tue
Jones campaign. He said the recent
state convention was controlled by ibe
'corporation ring" and big lawyers,
and that the farmers and common
people were not there.
Newspapers and corporations were
the goats of Governor Dlcasc. and he
referred to them often. He opposed
the education of the negro and put
ting money In higher educational In
stitutions rather than In common
schools.
He claimed that he Is the governor
of the people, for he was "one of the
people" and sat down amid cheers.
John T. Duncan was the next speak
er, and ho talked of many of his old
enemies, and hurled missiles at all
of his opponents. Duncan was hoot
ed and greeted with cheers for Blense
and others. However, he spoke on.
Judge Jones followed Mr. Duncan,
and he was likewise cheered. He de
nied he was backed by corporations
and said Blcase was supported by W.
H. Andrews, head of the powerful At
lantic Coast Lumber Company, and
Ben Abney, counsel for the Southern,
who "lived In the white house."
"Let's down with the demagogue!"
cried Judge Jones In one of his
^heights of 'oratory.
':.> He told.several jokes which brought
forth cheers and at several times
cheers for Blcase Interrupted him.
"Thoso who cheer most have little
power with the ballot," and he said
the count of votes at the August pri
mary would Bhow him in the lead.
He assailed Bleaso's pardon record and
was frequently answered by cheers
from the Blense crowd.
Jones outlined his platform in
which he made It clear that his stand
on education, his idea of the pardon
power and other policies outlined by
him.
Judge Jones assailed Governor
ISlcnsi's use of the pardon power and
mentioned several Instances in Which
he said it showed it had been abused.
Judge Jones called on the people to
take a stand for principles, not men,
and said he stood for good govern
ment.
For Attorney General.
Candidates for attorney general
came next, but tho crowd thinned
greatly. Much Interest was shown In
tho speeches of the aspirants for the
governship.
Rot Times Expected.
Attorney General Lyon assailed his
opponent) B. B. Evans, and said If
he did not stop his attacks on the
Ansel dispensary board he would pro
duce the records to show that Evans
n had doalt crookedly with tho state.
ICvans dared ? him to do this, and
Lyon said he would produce them
?norrow at Blshopvllle.
"I'll be there," Bhoutcd one in the
audience, and hot times are expected.
Now Mountville Teacher.
Ir. E. A. Fuller, who graduated this
at tho Presbyterian College a#
('?Union, has boon elected to All tho
place made vacant after the resigna
tion of Prof. W. P. Culbertson at
Mountvllle. Mr. Fuller Is well equip
ped to do the work of this school. Ho
is a young man of many splendid
qualities and Is highly esteemed by
ill "who know him. He is from Cross
Hill. Miss Irene Dlllard, of Clinton,
has been elected as an assistant in
?he Bame school. The other two as
istants are Misses Stokes and Miller,
both being teachers thorc last year.
LIVE STOCK MEETING
TO BE AT MADDENS
Irritation has been Received from
that Place and the Invitation ?111
Most Probably be Accepted.
In all probability the annual Bum
mer meeting of the Laurens County
Live Stock association will be held at
Maddeu. The Invitation from this
place haB been received by the asso
ciation and it will doubtless be ac
cepted. The meeting was held last
year at Waterloo and proved a great
success, large numbers of people be
ing present and many exhibits being
shown. It is expected that the meet
ing this year will be as interesting
and as profitable as that one was last
year.
The Invitation fre>m Madden came
from Mr. J. I). Culbertson and Is as
follows:
Madden, S. C, June 7, 1912.
Mr. W. Carl Wharton,
Waterloo, S. C.
Dear Sir: I have talked with several
of our farmers about the advisability
of Inviting the Live Stock association
with the Clemson train to meet at
this place this summer, and they all
seem delighted with the idea.
Madden is perhaps the most accessi
ble point in the county for all the
people. The public roads lead direct
ly to this place from all points, and
our railroad schedules are ideal for
those who would wish to come by rail.
Besides, we have some original oak
groves very suitable for Blinding the
stock and the picnlcers. If it is nec
essary to make a more formal ap
plication kindly let me know and I
will look after the matter promptly, as
we*" are anxious that Madden shall
entertain the meeting this year.
Yours very truly, .1. D. Culbertson.
TO LEA V E WATE KLOO.
Mr. W. Curl Wharton to Move to
Orecnvllle Where He will Make his
Home In the Future.
Mr. W. Carl Wharton, of Waterloo,
was in the city several days ago and
stated to a number of his friends that
he intends, at an early date, moving
from his present home to the city of
Greenville. Mr. Wharton thinks that
he will be in a better position there
to reach his fertilizer customers. As
.the season Is a short and strenuous
one, lie finds it necessary to be where
he can go from place to place with
the least loss of time. In addition to
his fertilizer business, Mr. Wharton
will have an interest In the real es
tate firm of Ashley A. Butler & Co..
and will give part of his time to this
firm. He will go to Greenville within
a very few weeks, but his family will
remain In Waterloo for several months
yet.
This announcement will be receiv
ed with genuine regret all over the
count v. .Mr. Wharton has taken a deep
Interest in everything which has tend
ed to the agricultural and educational
awakening of the people and his ef
forts are and have been greatly ap
preciated. He has given unsparingly
of his time and money in everything
that went to the uplift and advance
ment of the county. Although his mauy
friends regret to seo him take this
step, they wish for his happiness and
and increased success in his new
home. It Is the hope and expectation
that aft - a few montlis he will stc
the "i of his ways", pick up his
goods and return to the old "tramping
ground".
CAUtiKT TWO OF Til KM.
Deputy Sheriff Held Returned Saturday
From Alken and Columbia Where
He Landed Two Prisoners.
Deputy Sheriff Held returned Sat
urday morning from Aiken and Co
lumbia with two prisoners In tow. A.
B, Roberts, white, ho. apprehended in
Aiken where he had gone after jump
ing a board bill in Clinton. He was
lodged in the county jail to await a
preliminary hearing.
In Columbia Mr. Held caught one
Arthur Werts who has a sealed sen
tence hanging over him for violating
tho dispensary law several years ago.
He wns caught In Columbia after quite
an interesting chase.
Ha Mi's Meadow Picnic.
There will be a basket picnic at
Babb's Meadow, Thursday .July 4th.
The public Is cordially invited to at
tend and to bring "well filled'' bas
kets. Prominent speakers will be
present to make addresses, a brass
band will make splendid music and a
ball game will be played in the after
noon.
TWO STREETS
TO BE REBUILT
City Council Making: Preparations to
Resurface West Main and South
Harper Streets.
A representative of The Advertiser,
In conversation with a member of the
city council a few days ago, was told
that arrangements wore being perfect
ed to do some extensive street work
within the next few months. It is
the plan of the council to rebuild and
repair West Main street and South
Harper street from the brick pave
ments to the city limits. A Greenville
bank has agreed to loan the necessary
money upon the note of the city at a 6
per cent rate. It Is estimated that
about $7,600 will be required to do
the work.
Beginning at the corner next to the
new post office building West Main
street will be rebuilt almost to the
home of Mr. T. D. Lake. The present
surface will be ploughed up. A layer
of large rock will then be put down
and then another one of smaller rock.
On top of this an asphalt surface will
be placed. Whether the same plan
will be followed on South Harper
street or not is not yet known. The
work upon this street will depend up
on the funds left after the work Is
finished upon West Main. '
It has not yet been decided bow the
work will be done It is probable
however, that the work will be done
by the city street department rather
than by contractors.
A NIGHT IX IHK WOODS.
Traynhnm Guards Spend a Mtrht in
True Camp Style near Rarksdale
Station
The Traynhnm Guards are having
regular drills every week preparatory
to the nnnual encampment, which will
take place this year at Anniston, Ala.
The company will leave about July
Ifdh.
Saturday night Cnpt. Richey gave
the company an unusunl outing. Leav
ing the city about dark with full
marching equipment the entire com
pany marched about throe miles out
of the city to a point near Barksdale
station. Beaching here regular ma
neuvers were gone through with, sup
per was cooked, dog tents pitched and
the company slept in the woods. They
awoke next morning, packed up again
and inarch back to the city, with
considerable experience to their credit
The company has taken on new life
of late. Although It has always en
Joyed a splendid reputation it is gel
ling In some fine work now and com
ing to be a top notcher. Capt. Richey
hopes that by the time of the summer
encampment the Traynhain Guards
wlH not only be among the best in the
state, but "the" best In the state. It
will be remembered that Cnpt. Me
Master spoke very highly of the com
pany on his regular inspection tour
and his words of encouragement have
meant a great deal to the soldiers.
New Principal Elected.
A meeting of the board of trustees
of the city schools was held Friday
for the purpose of electing a succes
sor to Mr. B. F. Fzell, who was prln
clpal of the school last year and win.
has resigned to accept the superin
tendency of the Ninety Six graded
schools. A number o{ applicants were
before the trustees. After consider
lug them all an election was gone In
to and Mr. W. A. Barton, Jr., of Green
Villo, was elected. Mr. Barton's fa
ther was at one time a resident of
this county, living In Dials townshl
and is pleasantly remembered by
many of bis old aequalntonces. Mr.
Barton, Jr., is also known by quite
a number of people here and is hold
In the highest esteem by them all. Ii -
is spoken of as a talented young man
with many virtues to commend. Ho
graduated at Furmnn University two
years ago and since that time has been
teaching In Greenville, where he has
met with much success.
ML Gallagher Picnic Postponed.
The Masonic picnic, which was to
bo held at Mt. Gallagher tne 22nd of
this month, has been called off lor
the present. The picnic was to be
given by Brewerton Ixidge No. 1811 A.
F. M. The picnic has been postponed
becauso tho rain has delayed farming
operations to such an extent that it
is feared thnt attendance that day
would Interfere seriously with the
work. Duu notice will be given as
to the date on which the picnic will
be held.
COMMENCEMENT DAYS
AT THORNWELL
Interest lug Scries of Exercises Murk
Closing of Thlg Noble Institution.
Clinton, 8. C, June 16.?The com
mencement exercises of the Thornwell
College and Home for Orphans was
ushered In Friday evening with the
annual declaimers' contest, In which
six of the young men of the institu
tion competed for first honor, all do
ing remarkably well. The contestants
for this honor were as follows:
William M. Crawford. .
Enoch B. MclntoBh.
George L. Newton.
Thurber G. Rlchey.
Patrick C. Lynch.
The name of the winner in this con
test will be announced next Tuesday
evening at the regular commencement
graduating exercises.
From all indications the commence
ment exercises at this institution this
year will be the most brilliant and
successful in its history.
The baccalaureate sermon before the
graduating class was delivered Sunday
morning by Dr. D. M. Douglas, presi
dent of the Presbyterian College of
South Carolina, in the Thornwell Me
morial Church, the various churches
of the city having agreed to close In
order to take part in the exercises.
Monday evening the young ladies of
the collegiate department of the insti
tution will give their annual play un
der the direction of Miss Fronde Ken
nedy. Tuesday morning the graduat
ing exercises of the Mary .Jacobs High
School will be held, at which time
Rev. J. F. Jacobs will deliver the ad
dress to the graduates. In the after
noon, the annual meeting of the board
Of trustees will be held in the Nellie
Scott Library. In the evening the
commencement exercises proper will
be held In the Carolina Chapel, at
which time Rev. D. M. Fulton of Dar
lington will deliver the literary ad
dress before the graduates. Unusual
interest is being felt In this address
as Mr. Fulton is an alumnus of the
institution and possesses a large cir
cle of friends here. Wednesday morn
ing, the annual meeting of the alumni
association will be held at which time
several important matters will come
before the association, and officers
elected for the ensuing year. Wed
nesday evening, the annual school ex
hibition will be held in the Carolina
Chapel. This is one of the greatesi
events of the year In Clinton and is
always attended by an overflowing
house.
The annual alumni banquet will be
held Thursday evening in the Mary
Jacobs School Building. An Interest
ing program has been arranged for
this occasion, consisting of several
short nnd snappy speeches in the
forms of responses to toasts. Those
who have attended these banquets in
the past need not be told of the pal
atable menu prepared for this spread.
A large number of the former pupils j
of the institution are expected for the
commencement exercises.
Today the Thornwell Orphanage
stands out prominently among the in
stitutions of its kind in America. It
numbers its friends and supporters by
the thousands all over the United
States its support being Confined to
no state or section of the country.
The annual expenses of this institu
tion aggregate in the neighborhood of
$30,000, this being raised entirely by
the freewill offering of the public.
The routine life at this institution
Is made very pleasant and attractive
by the cottage system. The 300 in-1
unites of the- home are divided among
fifteen cottages, with-a separate ma-1
tron at the head of each home. The
boys are given a thorough training In
the technical department of the insti
tution, in addition to their school
course, while the girls are taught do
mestic science, having In their charge
the cooking and house-keeping of the
institution. The institution is contin
ually growing, arrangements now be
ing perfected for the erection of three
new cottages in the near future. At
present more than a hundred appli
cations are pending for admission. The
needs of the Institution are manifest
by the above Items.
Dr. W. 1'. Jacobs, the founder of
the institution, is still actively at its
head. Under his direction the institu
tion has gradually grown from one
cottage and n half dozen children until
today It is one of the foremost benevo
lent Institutions of the Southern Pros
byerian church. One never visits
Clinton without being shown through
the Thornwell Orphanage.
SENSATIONAL GAME
ON LOCAL DIAMOND
Great Aggregation of Hank Employees
and Cotton Men to Play the liest of
the Town. Look Out Boys!
It's been decided. They are going
to play. MaJ. Watts is going to um
pire, ably assist od by Dr. W. C. Irby.
Maj. A. Huff Is slated as official scor-1
er with Col. D. A. Davis to keep tab]
and see that everything goes right.
It's going to be a great game. The
bankers and cotton buyers are going
to buck up against all the rest of the
town Friday afternoon In Garllngton's
meadow. The biggest game of ball
Is going to be played since the glass
factory was built. A glance at the
lineup below will be sufficient to give
an Idea of the real class of this game.
The proceeds nre to go to the hospital.
Special Interest In this game Is cen
tered around the personel ornamenting
the substitutes' bench. For the bank
ers Mr. .1. W. Todd, an old tin can
leaguer, \V. I.-. Cray, a very efficient
rooter. Mr. L. (!. Halle, now getting
too old to play, Mr. C. W. Tune, the
old first baseman, Dr. ILK. Aiken, an
other rooter. Mr. O. D. Simmons,
treasurer, Mr. "Jim" Crillg, champion
walker, and others will be there for
the bankers and cotton buyers. Pick
lludgens for tho anti-bankers, has
kindly consented to be on hand to fix
all those who got broke. Mr. W. K.
Richey will be ready to appeal all de
cisions. Chief Bagwell will ho on hand
to quell disturbances and settle all
lights, and Dr. Posey has promised
lie there to give a little advice on
how the game should bo played. Mr.
Robert L. Walker has consented at tho
last moment to act as critic. Mr.
Charlie Hicks will direct the on
slaughts of the anti-bankers,
The line-up is as follows:
Hankers Anti-bankers
Chas. Simpson P W. R. Richey, Jr.
E. O. Anderson P Pierce Irby
("has. Fleming C Henry Irby
R. ('.. Franks 1st B Dunk Sullivan
Claude Babb 2nd B Arthur Lee
Clyde Fowler 3rd B Alllc Lee
J. J. Adams SS Pierce Irby
Bob Roper L F Ed Hicks
T, D. Lake CF Jack MeCravy
J. W. Todd, Jr. It F Tom Bolt
The regular price of tickets Is going
to be one dallar each. Those buying
them at the gate can purchase them
for 2;*? and 15 cents, 2fi cents being
for men and I? cents fin- everybody
else. The game will be called by I'm
plre Watts at l". o'clock sharp.
DEATH OF MKS. CIM-SW 1.1.1,.
Kstlmnhle Lad) IMch Afler a Short
Illness. Interment In Charlotte.
Mrs. John W. Cresswell died at her
home in this city Monday after an Ill
ness of Just about n week. An Infant
child preceded her to the grave a few
days ago. She ts survived by her
husband and three small children.
yesterday morning the body was
shipped to Charlotte, her former home;
where the interment will take place.
The following gentlemen acted as
pall bearers: ('. II. Armstrong, II,
Terry, Hampton Moore, Clarence Mc
Kinney. L. R. Burns. J. S. Bennett,
C. F.. Bramlett, John Swltzor mid c.
B. Kennedy.
Mrs. CrcsWCl] was the wife of Mr.
John w. Creswelli superintendent of
the Laurens Steam Laundry. She Was
about 38 years of ago. She was a
: woman of many admirable qualities,
possessing many friends who grieve
o hoar of her death. ?
Whopping Big Onion.
In the last issue of The Advortjsor
J was recorded a few facts about the
"champion" cabbage of Laurens coun
ty. In this issue must be told of
the champion onion. Mrs. ,1. II. ( tin
ningham, of Lanford, is the grower
of this onion. Mr. Cunningham
brought it in and presented It to The
Advertiser's "farm editor" Monday.
This onion, when pulled out of the
ground, weighed one and one-half
pounds and a string stretched around
It was eighteen inches long. It Is a
whopper. The seed were bought from
the Laurens Drug Company last fall
and were planted about September.
Mr. Cunningham stated that, although
this was about the largest one In the
garden, many more were almost as
large. The Advertiser would like oth
er people to bring in prize products.
Tho Woman's Misionary society will
give an Ice cream supper nt the home
of Mrs. L, C. Culbertson on Saturday
night, June the 20th. The public Is
cordially Invited to attend,
INTERESTING ITEMS
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
Sections.
CORRESPONDENTS
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple ?II over the County and to Thon?
Who Hare Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to Other States.
Cross Hill, June 17.?Mr. Maxey
Hanna Is at home from Krskine. Ho
won the Junior orator's medal.
Doctors Young and Stevenson of
Due West have opetted up a dental of
fice here.
Miss Wilmer Hamey left last Tues
day for au extended pleasure trip to
Washington, Baltimore and Niagara
Falls.
Miss Mae liushardt of Newberry Is
visiting Mrs. Sophia Pinson.
Miss Eliza Mae Sullivan, of Mount
Vlllo is visiting her friend, Miss 1311a
Mae Martin.
Miss Cecil Manheim, a pretty little
girl of Marion, S. C, is with her sis
ter. Mrs. Louis Hanna.
I wonder If "Uncle William"' and
"Pro bona I'ubllco" do not know that
wo are paying :! mills for roads and
bridges every year. That is something
on property. About three times ns
much as the $1,50 commutation lax,
1 would think.
This correspondent would enjoy let
ters In The Advertiser much more If
persons who write would sign their
names Instead of a nom do plume.
Mr. Luther Martin has moved hin
goods across the street into the Dr.
Plnson drug store.
Mr. Humbert has bad the big gaso
line engine at work on the roads III
this vicinity and we feel sure if the
people will he patient, he will soon
get all the roads in good condition.
He has had an unusually lough job of
it this year, ami be won't ask for any
more tax either.
Mrs. W. ii. Lenmnn and Miss Ger
trude Lenmnn wen) over to Greenwood
lasi Monday, returning Oil Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Nance WOl'O
Greenwood visitors last Thursday.
The Daughters of'tho Confederacy
gave iho old soldiers a dinner last.Fri
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.
'I'. Simpson We are informed that;
a goodly number of veterans wero
present to enjoy tin- good things pre
pared, by the Indies. \\ < just, know
it was tine, and those occasions mado
some of us who were just entering
our teens in '<">;> wish we bad been born
a little earlier and could have "fought"
just a little bit, No doubt it mado
Some of those present, '"think ol Ihn
time when their slaters got married."
The friends of Mr: G. M llaiimi
I are sorry to know of her continued
! illness, she has been si' k lor several
Madden, June is The Orsl muh ?.:'
the political battle will be fired at
Slimier today. Some of US who lovo
the good name of our Stale tiro hop*
lug that when the finis comes m
August ami Iho will of the people i
expressed at the ballot box. thai * ol
L, Mouse of New berry will be snowed
under.
The I.aureus County Live Sloe?!< a ?
soeiaiion is to he hold this year ?>'.
Madden, it is not known JuHl yet
to the date nor who Is to have 111
Charge the barbecue that will be n ??
essary to feed the crowd sure to ho
here. Mr. Jno. A. Madden has offered
the use of his barn and lot for ;: <
who bring cattle for exhibition. Our
progressive merchant, Mr. J. I). Cul
bortson, will doubtless cull a met tin
of those Interested at an early dato
to make all necessary arrangement ?
for the success of the fair. We Lru .
all who read this will be in readim-.:
to lend a helping baud when the call
is made.
Again our hearts have been mado
sad in the death of Mrs. Emily Mad
den Martin. She was one of the old
est, if not the oldest member of Pros
pect church and her remains wero bu
i ried there Monday morning at eleven
o'clock. She had been in failing health
for several weeks. As her pastor,
Rev. Jodie Martin was prevented from
coming, Mr. T. S. L?ngsten, a Life
(Continued on Pago Seven.)

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