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JUDGE IRA B. JONES
ON VICTORY'S CREST
Changes the Political At
mosphere in Georgetown.
HORRY COURT
MATTER AIRED
\ Rowdy Element fro mthe Camps of
the Atlantic t'oast Lumber Company
Gather to Howl Down Judge Jones,
but Fail to Get Away With the Deal
(S. B. Bonoy in Nev.8 A Courier.)
Georgetown, Juno 29.?Centering his
firo upon a formidable Dlea.sc army
directly in his front and shelling the
woods for miles around. Judge Ira B.
Jones so manoeuvred his forces to
day as to snatch victory from ap
parent defeat, completely rout the
enemy and win tho liveliest political
battle yet fought In the present con
test for tho governorship. The fight
tqok place, beginning at about mid
day, on tho fertile lowlands of old
Georgetown. The army of the Hlese
itea was the first to move upon the
field, and It Is so recorded by the
amp followers, that for long the bat
tle meat but one way; it looked as
if there was nothing to stop the on
rush of the attacking army; the
Jones banners were nowhere to be
seen; in fact, so deep was the silence
in tho direction of where lay the
Jones forces that some believed they
had beat a hasty retreat. So rousing
was the appeal of their chieftain, so
like to make them go on the war
path for any and everybody's scalp,
that the strong army of Blease and his
able lieutenants had the field to It
self for the space of some forty-five
minutes.
Masterful Tactics.
Hut It so fell out, as history will
record It, that tho leader of the op
posing army, with consummate skill,
drought forth first a small battalion;
this was repulsed In short order, but
with some little loss to the enemy.
The same move was tried again, with
the same result. Then a flank move
rnont, somewhat unexpected, was suc
cessfully made and there was visible
weakening in the Blease ranks. Giv
'Ang no time to recover, a forward
?flntarch order was given and there war
a charge, before which the enemy
could not stand. They retreated behind
hreastworks. To complete the an
nihilation, the heavy artillery was
?irought up and the victory was de
cisive.
Victory from Defeat.
All of which, in intelligible Eng
lish, means that what at first appear
ed to be a big Blease meeting in
* Georgetown today, was turned into
(he grentest success yet scored by his
iopponent, Judge Jones. This dooi
not mean that Judge Jones will get
all the votes in Georgetown; nor does
the writer essay any kind of predic
tion as to that. The above assertions
are based merely on the disposition
of the crowd, which was most unmis
takably revealed. The attempt to haul
down Judge Jones was a starter in
his favor; but the masterful manner
in which he handled himself and hlr?
arguments won tho day. Beginning
With none too enthusiastic cheering
and applause, the speaker boldly
fought his way, through strenuous op
position, Into the favor of his audl
enco, winning recruits as he proceed
ed and inspiring his friends to pltch
? of enthusiasm that have not been
" evidenced so far In this campaign. In
fact, It Is altogether probable that
u<(h a meeting has not been held In
^ i a scoro of years.
A Rowdy Crowd.
It was the rowdiest meeting of the
car; there was a combined efTort to
?iowI down Judge Jones; there were
cores of young men not over 18 or
19 years of age, who created an un
amount of noise, especially in
Bw of the fact that they cannot lo
yally vote. There was a large crowd
>f workmen from the shops of the
Georgetown and Western Railroad at
Andrews, of which Mr. W. H. Andrews
is superintendent, and laborers from
tho lumber auxiliary works at tho
: ame place, who came to the meet
ing today, the moat of them decorated
with hatbande bearing iho name "Colo
L. Blease" or Juet "Bleaac." Somo of
these wore worn as streamers. This
(Continued on Page Four.)
INTERESTIN? ITEMS
FROM THEJOUNTY
News Letters From Many
Sections.
CORRESPONDENTS
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple nil over the County ami to Those
Who Have Left the Faintly Hearth
stone mni gone to Other States.
Bnrksdiilc, July l. -Mr. Leon Year
Kin Is at Spartanburg studying In the
Wofford Summer School.
Mr. Bascom Brownleo attended the
lawn party given at Mr. Will Barks
dale's lawn by the B. V. P. U. of High
land Homo church.
Mrs. I). A. Coloman of Fountain Inn
was a visitor at her old homo on last
Wednesday.
Mrs. G. A. Browning, Jr., returned
to Goldvllle on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Garret! of Wa
terloo visitod Mrs. W. B. Putnam of
Barksdalo on Sunday.
Mnny of the people of this section
attended the Union meeting at War
rior Creek church on Saturday and
Sunday.
Mr. w. A. Ptunam, Misses Corinno
and Laurie Putnam spent Sunday in
Lau rens.
Mr. Connor Owens' friends and rel
atives of this vicinity are grieved to
know of his illness in Gray Court
and hope he will soon bo out again.
Edon, July 1.?Mr. and Mrs. M. W.
Cray wore in Greenville Thursday.
Ralph Martin and Misses Alpha
Martin and Jenovoe Rabb attended
the union meeting at Warrior Sunday.
Rufus Armstrong spent Sunday with
Mr. B. W. Owens and family.
Mr. P. W. Mahaffey and wife spout
Saturday with Mr. M. W. Gray and
family.
Carl Reeves was In Greenville Sat
urday and Sunday.
Guy Babb spent Saturday night with
Horace Gray.
Mrs. Emma Reeves spent Friday
with Mr. C V. Hipp and family.
Mount Olive, July 1 -Mr. and Mrs.
Jessie Woods, from Rroworton. spent
Sunday at Mr. W. B. Washington's.
Mrs. Minerva Hill has boon confined
to her bod for a wook but Is some bet
tor.
Mr. Scott Davenport, of Fork Shoals
spent Saturday night and Sunday with
Mr. Royce Poland.
A number of our young people at
tended an ice cream supper given by
the Ladies' Missionary society of Un
ion church at the homo of Mrs. .1. C.
Gulbortson at Ekom Saturday night.
. There Is to be Children's Day at
Mt. Olive on Third Saturday, July :>0.
The public, is cordially Invited.
Lisbon. July L- Wo have boon busy
on the farm for several weeks. When
people got busy there is little talking
and loss gossiping, telling of other
people's short coinings and etc. We
love to live among people whore all
of them work, the well to do. as well
as the poor ones. Then you will find
honest people; then you will find good
citizens, thnt WO should have In all
communities from the fact the class
at one time hi d no chance to get any
part of an education, has the oppor
tunity placed before him, by the law
llxlng a 2 mill tax for school pur
poses for every child, both white and
colored in Laurens county. Well then
in that event, we should have better
schools and better people. We think
some times that the people are getting
worse along a moral line, yet wo have
an object lesson before us every dny.
that tells us better, and we should
lino out a Mfferent courso to follow,
that It may Influence others thnt they
may lead a dlffcront life etc. Every
fellow has some Influence, It does not
make any difference what his vocation
of life is.
Misses Francis Smith and Sndlc Ful
ler returned home after spending
several days with Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
Humbert, of B?rens. Little Miss
Margaret Humbert came with them to
spend a while with her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. .1. Smith.
Mrs. J. T. A. Ballew Is visiting In
Spartanburg and Union to be present
at the unveiling of J. Flnchor Hallow's
(Continued on Page Six.)
PUT OFF HEARING
ON NEAR BEER
Injunction Proceedings to be Argued
before Judge Gary here on July 8th.
The hearing which was to be given
the city of Laurons, why a permanent
Injunction should not be ordered for
bidding it to Interfere with the sale
of near beer by B. B. Hill, of this city,
was not held at Greenwood Thursday
as was intended. Because of the ex
tra expense of having the bearing
there and probably for other reasons
it was decided to postpone the hearing
Until court convened here next Mon
day. It is supposed that the hearing
will be given the first day of the court.
Although the injunction hearing was
not held at the term of court in Green
wood, another case relating to the
sale of near beer came up over there
and resulted in n conviction of the In
dicted party. The sentence was sus
pended, however, as the defendant
plead ignorance of the law and prom
ised not to sell any more lrke it. The
following Is an account of the trial
taken from The. Greenwood Daily
Journal, of Thrusday:
"After passing sentences, Judge
Frank B. Gary, on Wednesday after
noon, ordered the general sessions
court adjourned sine die.
T. B. Hughes was convicted on
two counts of an indictment charg
ing violation of tho dispensary law
in selling "Rainbow near-beer." The
sole question in the case was as to
the intoxicating qualities of the fluid
which Hughes admitted he was sell
ing. Hughes said he was acting in
good fnith in selling the stuff, having
consulted a number of people as to
whether it was a violation of law.
A letter was Introduced In evidence
from Solicitor Otts, of the seventh
circuit to the mayor of Gaffnoy say
ing he had never been able to get
any proof that "Rainbow" had any
Intoxicating ingredients. Hughes was
sentenced to serve six months or pay
a fine of $300, sentence being suspen
ded during good behavior. Hughes
told the court that he would not at
tempt to sell any more, the jury
having decided It was a violation of
law."
There is a difference between the
Greenwood case and the I.aurens
case. In Greenwood T. B. Hughes bad
his shop outside the city limits and
was arrested and Indicted by the coun
ty authorities. His case came to trial
purely upon the question of a viola
tion of the dispensary law and his
guilt or innocence depended upon the
question as to the Intoxicating char
acter of the fluid sold. The jury
found that the near beer sold. ' Bain
bow", was intoxicating and therefore
in violation of the law. In I.aurens,
no such arrest or Indictment has taken
place. B. B. Hill has not, so far, been
charged with a violation of the dispen
sary law. He is charged with a viola
tion of the city ordinance forbidding
the sale of any beverage containing al
cohol, the ordinance not specifying as
to a degree of intoxication. The at
torneys for the plaintiff. B. B. Hill,
contend that this ordinance is un-enn
Btltutlonnl in that It is a "violation of
and Inconsistent with" the state dis
pensary law. Thus, In th( bearing to
be given next, week, the question to
be passed upon Is not whether B. B.
Hill Is guilty of violating the state
law, or oven whether ho Is guilty of
violating a city ordinance, but wheth
er the city law can be violated or
whether the city ordinance Is consti
tution:'.!. In case the city's ordinance
Is upheld, the near-boer saloon will
have to close or Its owner will lay
himself liable to indictment, unless
an appeal is made to the supreme
court and this Is what it is reported
will be done. If Judge (Jury decides
In favor of the near beer dealers, then
It will be left to the county authorities
to act as was done In the T. B. Hughes
case at Greenwood, where the ques
tion of the Intoxicating character of
tho beverage will have to be passed
upon by a Jury.
On the same day that the hearing
will bo given tho city of I^nirens, n
hearing on the same question will be
given the city of Ncwberry, where an
attempt will be made to open such a
saloon. It will be noted about the
Newberry case, as will be found in
the clipping from The Ncwberry Her
ald and News below, that instead of
asking for an Injunction against the
party that closed up the saloon there,
that Is, the state of South Carolina,
tho Injunction is asked against the
city of Newberry. It. seems that the
saloon Is not In operation there as
(Continued on Page Six.)
CITIZENS MEETING
DISCUSSED COLLEGE
A Committee was Sent to Greenville
tust Night to (Jo lief ore ?wird of
Trustees of Chieora College.
A mooting of a few business men
of all denominations was bold in the
rooms of the Chamber of Commerce
Monday afternoon to discuss the ques
tion of sending a committee to Green
ville to feel the sentiment of the board,
of trustees of Chieora college to
wards moving the college to Lau
rens. The committee was appointed
and left yesterday afternoon to ap
pear before the board last, night.
The meeting Monday afternoon was
called by Rev. ('. F. Rankin. pastor
of the Presbyterian church. Dr. 11 K.
Alken was elected chairman of the
meeting and Rev. Mr. Rankin stated
the purpose. He stated that right at
this time there was a movement on
foot to BelLkthe present property <>r
Chieora colVego and buy a location
elsewhere, a committee was appoint
ed at the last mooting of the board of
trustees to report upon the advisabil
ity of the change. All the committee
were appointed from Greenville so it
is not supposed that the board had
yet considered the question of moving
the college to some other city. Yot,
Mr. Rankin believed there is a senti
ment among the board in favor of
moving the college to some other city
and that those in favor of the change
of location think that Laurens Is the
proper place for it.
The committee last night went pre
pared to present the advantages of
Laurens as a location for a girl s col
lege and the advantages that the col
leSC would be to Laurens.
DATE OF MEETING FIXED.
Live Stock Association to Hold Sum
mer Meeting at Madden, August 18th.
The Advertiser Is In receipt of a
mesage from Mr. W. D. Byrd In which
it Is stated that the annual live stock
meeting Is to bo held at Madden. Au
gust/13th. Ho also states that the
Hold demonstration department at
Clemson college has promised to sup
ply several excel lout speakers.
Mr. \V. Carl Wharton, in speaking
Of the mooting several days ago, stat
ed that a mooting would probably bo
hold the night before the 13th at which
time the Clemson exports would make
some remarks. Ho stated that the
association was expecting to have a
very enthusiastic meeting this year
and urged that the people commence
to look after their stock and other
exhlbl' - now. Prizes will be offorcd
j for the different, exhibits.
The summer meeting was hold at
Waterloo last year and proved a grcal
success. It is, hoped that the meet
ing this year will even eclipse that
of last ..ear. nig preparations will be
; made for the crowds by the Maddcn
: ites.
Plant Working bj Aug, 1st.
The work of constructing the dam
and building the power house and oth
er buildings at tin- Sullivan Power
Co.'s plant, at Tumbling Shoals, is
progressinb as well as could bo ex
pected considering the wet weather.
For the past several days Supl .1. F.
Hartley has been engaged in getting
out a car load ol* machinery at the
? Laurens station and making arrange
ments to take out two more car loads
at Ware Shoals, This will be carried
' to the plant at once and It Is thought
j that the "juice" will be coming out
. by August 1st.
This Hoofs Vh.
Mr. .1 N. Lenke ,of Gray Court, was
In the city yesterday bringing to The
Advertiser a great big garden beef,
1 ono that was not only large but
sound. When placed on the scales
! It tipped off six and almost a quarter
pounds, top nnd all. It was perfect
In shape and sound as a dollar. Mr.
Leak brought the beet to town him
self, but had to admit that Mrs. Leak
; was the possessor of the garden In
which It was grown and that she was
duo the credit for being such a fine
gardener.
Dr. Douglas to Preach.
In the absence of Rev. C. F. Rankin
who will carry his family to Montroat
this week. Dr. Davlson M. Douglas,
president of the college at Clinton, will
preach in the Presbyterian church
Sunday morning. Dr. Douglas is al
ready well known In Laurens and
doubtless a large congregation will
j be out to hear him.
DEMOCRATS NOMINATE
GOV. WOODROW WILSON
On the forty-sixth ballot Baltimore Con
vention nominates Wilson as the Democratic
candidate for president. After a gradual gain
I throughout the day New Jersey governor
wins nomination at three fifteen yesterday
afternoon. Convention comes to a decision
shortly after withdrawal of Oscar Underwood.
dividend day.
Di lie ich 4 llailks IIIUl Corporal ions
Hund ou( (he "Dough" Monday.
Monday was dividend day with the
banks and trust companies of the city.
These institutions generally make a
payment Boml-annually and this year
Is no exception to the rule. The state
ments just recently made to the state
bank examiner show that those Insti
tutions are doing a prosperous bus
iness. A number of banks have been
opened in the county during the past
several years ami though thoy are
getting along nicely I hoy are not yet
Willing to declare a dividend.
The Peoples Dank paid an olghl per
cent semi-annual dividend on $100,
000; the Laurens Trust Co., paid four
per cent semi-annual upon $17."nil;
the Hank of Laurens four per cent
semi-annual upon $"i0.000; the Pal
metto lour per cent semi-annual upon
$">0.000; tho Enterprise three and a
half per cent semi-annual upon $100.
000. The Laurons ?ondod Warehouse
and the Merchants Bonded Warehouse
paid an annual dividend of 10 per cent
and 12 per cent respectfully on the 1st
of .June
REVIVAL SERVICES in PROGRESS.
Rer. Z. V. i.lies, the Evangelist, Is an
Inspiring Preacher and is Attract
ing Large Audlences.
The revival services which are now
in progress at the First Methodist
church are being well attended and
are creating a lively interest in church
work. The song services before each
sermon are attractive features of the
services and are of a high order. Mr.
Chas. II. Hicks is directing this part
of the service. Itev. /.. V. Idles, now
pastor of the Prospect Hill Methodist
church, of San Antonio, Tex., is as
sisting the pastor and is making a deep
Impression upon his hearers.
Services each day are held from 10
until II o'clock each morning and a I
Sj15 o'clock eaoh evening, special
services will be held at 10 o'clock
Sunday morning for the children. The
regular Sunday morning service will
begin at II o'cloc k. Sunday afternoon
at 4;30 o'clock a special service will
he held lor men. when all the men of
the city are cordially invited to he
? present.
All of the services are hclllft well
attended by members of all denomina
tions Rev. Mr. McGce, pastor of the
church. Issues a cordial invitation to
everybody to attend and to take pari
in the meeting.
FIXE MOTION riC'lTUES.
Excellent Pictures Scheduled for tl>K
\\ eck.
Mr. Lavender nun ounces sonn on
ccllcnl motion pictures for this week
! On Wednesday tho feature pictures
will be "tho IRllly" and "My Watch
Is Slow"; For Thursday he has got
ten another of the alwnys pleasing
Pathe Weekly, n few of tho subjects
bolng given below. Tho show eon
tlmies to have a big and an apprecia
tive audience both In the afternoon and
night. Several reels will bo given
each night in addition to tho feature
reels.
Here are some of the Pathe weekly
subjects: /
Norfolk, Va. Tho Old Dominion
Line steamship Madison, after being
rammed by a Norwegian freighter In
a gale sinks between Hush Bluff Light
und Lambert's Point. All on board are
rescued.
Hua- Muong, Indo-Chlna -Tho in
habitants of this town find a now - port
In tobogganing down a waterway on
banana tree leaves Into the pool be
low.
Jamaica, N. Y. -Ix>uis Dlsbrnw test
his new 300 horse power F. I. A. T.
car, In which ho expects to travel at
the rate of three miles a minute on
the beaches of California.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
MET SATURDAY
oi* Meetings Decided Upon. Another
Voting I'rccinct Decided Upon.
a mooting of the county executive
committee was held In the court house
Saturday morning. Mr. W. T. Crews
was elected secretary and Mr. H. a.
Cooper, treasurer. The matter of as
sessments and campaign Itinery was
decided upon. a new precinct, known
as "dray's", was provided Pot' in
Youngs township. It was also dccldod
to place a ballot box there in the pri
mary election. The next mooting of
the committee will bo held senatorial
campaign day, when the managers of
the election will be appointed The
members of the committee are urgod
to be present that day or to send ll
rep reson tat Ivo.
The following is the schedule of as
sessments:
For senator.$10.00
For representative. 5.00
For sheriff. 10 00
For clerk of court. 10.00
For treasurer. 6.00
For auditor. 5.00
For coroner. f..00
For county commissioner .. .. -.00
The campaign itinery 1h as follows:
I.aureus, Monday, August .">.
Laurens Mill, Monday night. August
Lungstons, Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Sardis, Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Clintn Mills, Wednesday nipi'' Aug.
Clinton. Thursday, Aug. s.
Lydia Mills. Thursday night. Ar : S,
I lopeweii, Friday, Aug ;?.
Coidviiie. Friday night. Aug.
Cross Hill. Saturday, Aug. 1".
w. ek Intermission
Moores, Tuesday. Aug. 20.
Tumbling shoals, Wednesday, Aug
21.
Dials, Thursday, Aug. 22
Youngs, Friday, Aug. 23.
Watts Mill. Friday night, Aug
Hit; (JAMKS FOR r'OFKTIf,
Watts Mill Team "teliediiled (<? IMaj
Drayton of Spartanburg a Cottplo
el* Contest-.
Ail persons who are willing Ifi Oil ?
joy themselves on The (Hortons Fourth
can do, so by witnessing the ball,
games at Watts Mill, both morning
and afternoon. The (IrsI game yvtll bo
Called at (0:30 and the second at * ;
in. Manager Simpson lias selected foi'
these games the host team thai 1 is
played Laurens so far and in fuel '
only team that has beat them, tin hi
Hrayton Mills team hailing from Si ?
It an burg, This bunch defeated Wan
about three week-ends ago by ' ?
shaving scoi'o of two to one
The local, put a crimp in the rcCO (
of Mollohons crack team laal Saturd "
when the visitors sunk i<? the nil'
j*. to I As (he case with all l.liu
games SO far this season if was : ? ?
Snappy and exciting. The Molloi.
Ots played an all-round good g.<:
having especial good talent In the
and behind the hat. For Watt?, Maj
bery pitched an excellent game; Irb>"
at third and Simpv.on In l*ft playe.f
rather starry ball, while Fisher again
carried off the baiting trophy with
fourt ?>ut. of live.
Visiting Home of his Lather.
Mr. .1 M. Flower, a prosperous bus ?
iness man of Nashvlllo; Ark., whoso
father left, this county In the early
sixties, has been visiting the family
of Mr. A. N. Drnmlott and other rola
tlves for the past few days. Ho
combining business with plOOSUro, lu
specting several of the cotton mllla
In this vicinity with the vlow of lay -
ing before his home folks plan, for
a mill for his own town. Mr. Powe ?
has met a number of people in tho
city and is well pleased wit!i Lauren .

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