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Large Crowd Present to
PLENTY OF LIFE
BUT NO DISORDER
County Canipuign Opened with Large
Nnraoer of Out of Town Spectators
Monday Morning, Both Please and
Antl-Blease Candidates Received
The campaign for county offices op
ened in the court house Monday morn
ing, when a large and representative
audience gathered to hear the candi
dates express themselves. Although
the meeting was primarily a meeting
for the voters of Laurens township,
the audience was made up of men
from all sections of the county, though
of course most of them were from this
immediate vicinity. All of the can
didates dwelt at length on the usual
planks of good roads, education, econ
omy, pensions, ware house bills, labor
laws and many things attainable and
unattainable. The audience however,
was mostly interested on how the can
dldates stood on the gubernatorial
race. Although some of the county
ofllcers were not called on to state
where they stood at this meeting, it
was evident that they would later be
called on and in fact were later called
on at the Laurens mill Monday even
ing. How each candidate stands will
be found on the front page of this
Though enthusiastic applause was
generously accorded candidates rep
resenting both factions of the fight,
good order prevailed. Only one time
did anything like a "howl-down" oc
cur and this only lasted for a few
seconds when Mr. E. W. Copeland,
candidate for the legislature and a
Jones supporter, attempted to make
a statement after having sat down at
the close of his speech. He arose to
say and succeeded In saying that he
did not expect to part friendship witli
any man because of hia vote in the
A very dramatic ocenrrence of the
meeting occurred at the close of the
speech of Dr. J. H. Miller, candidate
for re-election to the honse of repre
sentatives. After stating the plat
form upon which he was running and
asking for the support of the voters of
the county, he asked in a quiel man
ner if there were any questions which
any voter desired to ask him. After a
very short silence rang out the ques
tion "How do you stand for govern
or?" Dr. Miller quickly wheeled and
demanded who it was that asked the
question. No reply came and a se
cond demand was made and still no
reply A third time Dr. Miller asked
1 who it was asking the question. No
reply coming from the questioner, who
was standing about twenty feet from
the doctor and against the railing
which during court separates the law
yers from the audience, Chairman
Cannon stated that perhaps Dr. Mil
ler did not understand the question.
Taking advantage of the intervention
of the chairman, the voice rang out
again with the sa*?c question. Dr.
Miller, thereupon. In a very solemn
voice said that he was very sorry that
the question had been asked, that it
was a_sad state of affairs when the
right of private suffrage was made so
light of. After stating that In all his
votes heretofore as a representative of
the people he had voted from the dic
tates of his conscience and that lie
expected to do so in the future, he
declared in ringing voice that he pro
posed to vote In the coming election
for Ira B. Jones. He sat down amidst
the greatest applause of the day.
Judge O. O. Thompson, president of
Laurens club No. 2, acted as chair
man. In calling the meeting to order
he said that this campaign ought to
be and he hoped would be a campaign
of education. He ?tsked for a fair
hearing for each and every candidate,
declaring that at the first meeting
an example of toleration and moder
ation should be set for the remaining
meetings. Tolerance, he said, is a
vital principle of democracy and
against Intolerance our forefathers
Clerk of Court. >.
Mr. J. P. Bolt was the first speaker
introduced. He is a candidate for re
election as clerk of court and asked
for support upon his past record. He
promised to be as faithful in the dis
charge of the duties of the office In
the future as he had been in the
past. He said the otllce did not be
long to any man and he recognized
the right of the other candidates to
ask for it.
Mr. Chas. P. Brooke stated that he
had served one term as county super
intendent of education and had grown
in experience since then. If elected
he promised to serve the people of
the county with equal courtesy, those
who vote for him and those who vote
Mr. C. A. Power said that he came
asking for the office on bis own merits.
He promised to give his personal at
tentlon to the duties of the office. He
thanked the voters for their suffrage
in the past and asked for it in the
Mr. W. S. Bagwell said be was no
speaker. He would appreciate all the
votes he could get and would 1111 the
office to the best of his ability.
.Mr. .lohn L). Owings offered for re
election on his record and asked for
the continued support of the voters.
He said he appreciated their past sup
port and asked for a continuance of
Mr. J. Thos. Peden said he had run
twice before and only missed elec
tion by a small vote. He wanted to
get enough to be elected this time.
The last time he missed election on
account of the Hood of waters. This
time he expected a flood of votes.
Mr. Joel A. Smith said ho was no
speaker but if be were elected he
would fill the ofllce the best he knew
how and would do the work. He
said he thought it time to divide up
and not make It a family affair. He
expressed his thanks for past votes
and asked for more in the coining
Mr. J, Waddy Thompson said he
had been in ofllce eighteen months.
He thanked the voters for past sup
port and asked for its continuance.
Mr. Ross 1). Young, though unop
posed, said a few words in apprecia
tion of past support. He thanked the
voters for supporting him in the last
election and from keeping any other
candidates out in this one.
Mr. W. F. Bailey was absent on ac
count of sickness but sent a letter
thanking the voters for past support
and asked for re-election.
Mr. Austin Abercromble was not
present at the first call of his name,
but came In later. He sa'f. he would
like to have the office and promised
to do his best for the roads of the
Mr. L?. D. Curry made his first ap
pearance as an ofllce seeker. He prom
ised, If elected, to go over the county
and see all the roads and report to the
supervisor. He promised to do his
best to please.
Mr. J. B. Hltt was not present.
Mr. T. Mac Roper said he believed
that he had done his outy during his
past term the best he knew how and
asked for re-election on his record.
He regretted the present condition of
the roads, but the severe rains had
put them i 11 had order and the coun
ty did not have enough money to
place them in proper condition as fast
as he would wish.
Coroner Hairston, unopposed, thank
ed the voters for their past support
and promised to fulfill the duties of
the office to the best of his ability In
Mr. J. Ad. Boyd stated that he was
no speaker but would fulfill the du
ties of the office to the best of his
Mr. W. T. Crews road his speech,
declaring that he would at all times
he Impartial In his rulings. Though
there were many on whom he had no
political claim, he would appreciate
the votes of any who chose to sup
Mr. R. II. Donaldson asked for the
suffrage of the people for the first
time. He would do everything in his
power if elected, to make the people
believe they had done the right thing.
Mr. W. H. dilkerson attached a
great (leal of importance to the office
and declared that he would do his
best In giving an impartial admin
Mr. J. 11. Sullivan stated that he
had been practicing law for two years
and felt competent to fill the office.
If elected he promised to save the
county money by settling in the mag
istrate's court many cases that usu
ally go to the circuit cot rt.
Mr. R. Dunk Boyd wns the first
speaker for the state senate. Dp un
til this time little interest had been
taken In the speeches of the candi
dates. Mr. Boyd began by denying
that he had been brought out by town
people, stating that he had announc
ed two years ago at Cross Hill that
he would be In the race this time. He
sflld that he came out on his own Ini
tiative and that he was afraid to
fsce neither the rich nor the poor on
his past record. If he was inclined
any way at all. It was toward the poor
people as he had been raised a poor
boy and had struggled hard for every
thing that he had gained, but that he
would not. If he could, give undue ad
vantage to the poor over the rich or
the rich over the poor. He said It
was easy enough for a man to de
clare his platform upon, the stump, but
that It took a strong man to over
come the opposition nfter he had
reached the legislative halls.
He had heard It stated that he made
HOW THE CANDIDATES WILE VOTE.
R. D. Boyd
E. R. Aycock
E. W. Copeland
J. H. Miller
C. P. Brooks
L. Dunk Curry
Mr. \V. P. Bailc
cd a meeting ami
pelf. Mr. John I).
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
O. P. Goodwyu
FI. S. Black well
Ceo. A. Browning, Jr.
W. W. Campbell
W. C. Irby, Jr.
W. R. Richey, Sr.
Jos. G. Sullivan
W. S. Bagwell
J. T. Reden
John P. Bolt
C. A. Power
Joel A. Smith
J. Waddy Thompson
J. B. Ilitt
T. Mac Roper
y. candidate for county commissioner, lias not yet attend
consequently has not had the opportunity to express hlm
Owings, candidate for sheriff, has not yet expressed himself.
CLERK OF COURT
a "hobby" of tho common schools and
possibly he had heard right for he
had done all he could for the common
schools. Here Mr. Boyd dwelt at
length upon the advantages of edu
cating the children of the country, de
claring that he thought that a part of
the money going to Clemson college
should go to Winthrop to educate the,
"girls". A few years ago 96 per cent.
Of the men had not attended college
and provision should ho made so that
every white hoy might get an educa
Mr. Boyd favored changing the la
bor law and laws for the betterment
of the farmers. He declared that he
would advocate whatever he thought
was right, regardless of who favor
ed it. He had no fight on anybody,
high nor low.
Mr. O. P. Goodwyn made the ora
torical effort of the day. He said
that once before lie had served as
senator from Laurens county and
stood on his record. He favored low
er taxation, change of the constitu
tion so that a suitable labor law could
he passed (Mr. Goodwyn did not state
whether he referred to the state con
stitution or the federal constitution.)
He favored a better school system, a
return to the original methods of fer
tilizer analysis at Clemson college,
more pensions for the Confederate
veterans taking the money from
"somewhere", better roads. He be
lieved the citizens should know where
all the state and federal taxes go. Af
ter stating definitely the planks above
as his platform, Mr. Goodwyn launch
ed into a discussion of the present
conditions in the United States and
In this state. He laid it all to the
unrest of the poor people. He said
that all poor nun were paying a tri
bute to the rich people. A political
upheaval was taking place in this
state and that Cole L. Blease (cheers)
stands for the working man. Mr.
(loodwyn upheld the administration
of Qov. Please, declaring he was the
poor man's friend and the enemy ot
corporations. The only thing he had
against Judge Jones, however, was
that "he was In the right church but
. the wrong pew". Mr. Goodwyn did
not explain what he meant by this.
Mr. Goodwyn dwelt at length niton
Utease and Jones, Haskellites. Gon
zales, Lewis W. Parker, mill mergers,
watered stock, negroes, etc., etc. He
closed amidst much applause.
House of Representatives.
Mr. E. R. Aycock of Clinton declar
ed that he was running on his own
merits. He considered it tin honor
I to represent the county and promised
his best efforts in fulfilling the duties
of the office. He was in favor of bet
ter roads, redistribution and consoli
dation of the rural schools, change of
school laws, so as to provide for a
uniform system of text books, satis
factory examination of teachers be
fore being given certificates, and com
pulsory education. He wanted the tax
burden more equitably adjusted. He
was in favor of changing the consti
tution so as to provide for the state
warehouse system. After stating the
principal planks of his platform, Mr.
Aycock launched into a discussion (if
the educational needs of the county,
declaring that good roads and good
schools go together and that both
should be improved. He said that he
favored compulsory education beau:,
the negroes were going to school any
how and if some white children were
not being given the right to an edu
cation their parents ought to lie. forc
ed to give them the right. Although
Mr. Aycock did not mention Please,
he was called on later to express his
choice between the two candidates
for governor and unequivocally an
? GET YOUR NAME ON THE ?'
I! CLUB ROLL.
j * Lot every man who wishes to ''
(? vote in the primary see that his < >
', name Js on the Club Roll. Don't !!
J; wait to the last minute. Your J \
>* name must go On the roll at <1
i, least five days before the dec- '',
nounced that he would vote for Judge
Mr. H. s. Blackwell said thai he had
been practicing law at the bar here
for six years and during thai time
some of his Clients had been found
guilty. Now, he said, he wanted to
be guilty of receiving a majority of
the votes from this county and BOIlt
to Columbia. Ho said ho did not in
tend to straddle the fence hut would
announce that he favored Cole L.
Blease for governor. He is for the
poor people all the time, for the rich
can take care of themselves. Mr.
BlackWOll favored requiring insur
ance companies, doing business In
South Carolina, to invest premiums in
(South Carolina securities and mort
gages. In this way he wishes to keep
the state's capital at home. He wish
ed for an Intelligent administration
of affairs, saying that the people did
not mind paying tax if the knew they
were getting proper benetlt. For that
reason be favored voting bonds as the
proper solution of the road question.
Let the future generations bear a part
of the burden. As to the schools, he
was opposed to the idea of Mr. Hand,
whereby the county superintendents
of education should he appointed by
the state superintendent of education.
He is not In favor of compulsory edu
cation, hut believes that if a man is
not doing his duty by his child then
he should he carried before a magis
trate. Mr. BlackWOll said that this is
a white man's country and that the;
white people are not legally or mor
ally hound to educate tin; negro.
Mr. Qeo. A. Browning, Jr., said he
was a plain fanner and had a prac
tical platform. He favored pensions
for Confederate veterans and not a
pittance, improvements of the rural
schools and not all money to the col
leges, local option on the liquor ques
tion and local self government on all
questions, economical administration
of the state's affairs. Mr. Browning
ardently supported the administra
tion of Oov. Cole L. Bloase. lie is
not in favor of sending commissions
to foreign states to run down the
governor. He favors curbing the
the newspapers, in the name of de
cency He s.'iid the Charges of Mayor
Grace were unbelievable. He is op
posed to compulsory education for he
doesn't think the people of the state
need compulsion, (live the white man
what he pays for and the negro what
he pays for. Mr. Browning here call
ed on Mr. Aycoek to state where he
stood and Mr. Aycoek, as above re
ported, stated that he was for Jones.
Mr. W. W. Campbell is for Cole U
Blease once and for all time. He is
in favor of good roads, more money
for the supervisor, hut favors re
trenchment, as to the negro he knows
too much now, favors contract law
and Bome change in tue lien law.
Mr. K. W. Copcland said he was the
candidate of no faction or party. He
favors good roads and as a means of
raising money he suggested a tax of
a dollar per head on all mules and
horses. He also favored having town
ship commissioners instead of just
two commissioners. He is in favor
of common school education and
thinks that Clomson college has more
money than it needs. He favors a
demonstration farm in every congres
sional district. He thinks the labor
contract law ought to be amended.
Mr. \V. C. Irby, Jr., thanked the peo
ple for their past confidence. He will
(Continued on Pago Four.)
t 7 t t t t ItttlMtiliHilitilil
j; GOOD FOR THE COUNCIL. *;
? . The Advert/ .or received the < >
; following few but expressive ' ',
; ; Hn?*? from the City Council last ''
? > night:
', ', "The City Council has author- I
[j I Izcd Mayor Babb to employ ||
1 ' enough police to keep order and ; '
I' give every speaker a respectful - I
; \> hearing, regardless of his poll" ','?
; * tics, at the meeting of the state ;'
, , campaign to be held here August < '<
MINT F.K CO. ORGANIZES.
Officers' and Directors Elected and
Preparations Doing Made for Stock
At a recent meeting of the stock
holders of the new Lumens dry goods
firm, Minter Company the following
officers were elected: E. P. Minter,
president; W. H. Anderson, vice pres
ident; R. A. Babb, secretary and
treasurer. These three, together with
MeBtirs. J. E. Minter and T. E. Babb
form the board of directors.
They have decided to open a milli
nery department and to make other
decided Improvements In the stock. Mr.
W. 11. Anderson will leave this week
for the northern markets in the in
terest of the new company.
Death of Mrs. Lnvlli.
Mrs. Rebecca Lavln, who had been
in declining health for several months,
died at the homo of her daughter, Mis.
VV. .1. Jennings, in this county, July
"2nd. at :i o'clock P. M., and was laid
to rest by the side of her husband,
Timothy l.avin. in the llurriean cem
etery ,at o'clock Tuesday, the 23rd.
Mrs. l.avin was 81 years old, and a
faithful member of the Catholic church
She was the mother of live children,
of whom two survive, Mrs. William
Jennings, of I.aurens couniy and Miss
Mary Lavln, of Columbia. Along with
the soi i-ow of the community In which
she lived is added the sympathy of all
who knew her.
itlrtlldny I'lirtj Near Itahun.
Last Saturday evening at the beau
tiful home or Mr. and Mrs. James
Sumerel near Itahun, they gave their
boys, Messrs (illlie and Culver Sumerel
a birthday party. After they had all
gathered in a few interesting games
were played. Then the dining room
doors were thrown open and all
marched In and were served with ice
cream, cake and lemonade. After hav
Ing such a good time in the dining
room, they had some music, and best of
all they were served with watermelon
before parting for their homes. About
twelve were present.
No More Pumping.
Mr. W. P. Hudgens has solved the
automobile tire pumping proposition.
Saturday he received a brand new
up-to-date, electrically propelled, tri
ple expansion, double action, ami twin
screw air compressor or in fewer
words an electric pump. It is said
that this pump will pump up an tin
pumped inner tuhe quicker than a
water pump can pump up a pumpoty
pump. Mr. iiudgcn?, when being In
terviewed on tin- subject, said that
"Knot" had gotten so lazy about pump
ing up auto tires that he had to get
something to keep from pumping him
self to death. This little piece of ma
chinery can also be used instead of
an electric fan. by turning on the cur
rent and letting the breeze fly down
your back Instead of in an auto tire.
In fact several of the "hoys" wore
caught down there Sunday afternoon
with the rubber tube hung up on a
Chalrback smoking cigarettes with a
stream of cold air coming out like
Water from the (ire hose.
Rig Raj at Cross Hill.
There will be a barbecue, base ball
game and campaign meeting at Cross
Hill August IOth. The public is in
vited to attend,
Singing Convention Meeting.
The Laurens County Singing Con
vention will meet at Now Harmony
church Saturday and Sunday, I Ith and
lath of September. Churches and
Sunday schools of all denominations
are invited to unite with this conven
tion by sending three delegates and
some of their good singers. Several
teachers and publishers of music will
be present and an interest program
will be arranged. All communications
in regard to this convention should
be addressed to W. C. Wllkle, president
or J, H. Cook, secrtary and treasurer,
Fountain Inn, S. C.
Aid the Pathe Weekly Will Re Motion
Picture Specials For This Week.
Manager Lavender announces some
especially attractive motion pictures
for this week. On Wednesday he hns
arranged for the famous "Katzenpam
mcr Kids" and on Thursday he has
scheduled the regular Pathe Weekly.
Resides these feature reels there will
be three other reels each day. Prices
always the same.
LIVE STOCK MEN
MEET AT MADDENS
Next Tuesday, the Thir
teenth of Month.
OFFERED FOR ENTRIES
Big Day Is Exported at Madden, Whore
stoek and Agricultural Kxhlblts
Will be Shown und Where Many
Prizes ?III hi> Awarded to Sueeess
As stated before in The Advertiser,
the Live Stock Association and Coun
ty Hoys Corn (Mali will inert at Mad
den next Monday night and all day
Tuesday. Those in charge have made
every preparation for a large and in
terested crowd. The program has
been carefully arranged so as to he
both of interest ami of great value.
Resides the program as given below,
a big barbecue will he pulled oft.
The program follows:
Mond?) Mirht, Aug. 12, 8:80.
Lecture on livestock, illustrated by
lantern slides, by Prof. T. F. .lack
son, Cleiuson College.
Lecture on dairy cattle, illustrated
by lantern slides, by Prof. .1. M. Bur
gess, Cleiuson college.
Lecture by Mr. (!. F. Honeycutt, of
The Southern Cultivator.
Tuesday, llltli, 10 a. m.
Lecture on Held crops, by Mr. W. L.
English, Btipt. of the extension divi
sion of the slate demonstration de
partment, ciemson college, or Prof.
Harper, of Ciemson college.
A talk to the corn club hoys, by
Prof. C. I) lladdon, head of the hoys
Judging of live stock, by Prof. T. F.
Tuesday Afternoon, 2 O'clock.
Demonstration of scouring butter
and of milk testing, by Prof. Burgess.
Driving and awarding of prize .
The merchants base responded
handsomely to the call for prizes and
the following have been given. They
will be nrrangld later.
J. S Bennett, !".(> Ihs. Lily White
J. A. Franks, a buggy bridle
Mahaffey At Babh. I can . I coffee
Swlt'/.er Company, I pun of jhool
.1. Wade Anderson, I pair "I PP.
mouth Hock chickens.
.1. Q. Brown, I pair of WyndottO
Clardy & Wilson, I $3.00 hat. ;'
II Terry, 1 ladies' hand hag.
Dial Company. I can of coffee.
.1. M. Phil pot. 1 can of coffee. >?|
Owings ft Owlngs, 1 can of coffee.
Hunter A:- Co., fiO lbs of Ann Arbor
S. M. & B, II. Wilkes, I rocking
Davis lloper Co. 1 pair of men's
W. P. Iludgons, I pair or shears.
.lohn It. Flnloy, I Berkshire pig.
.lohn A. Wofford, 2 1-2 hu. of led
.1. A. Cillbertson, 2 dining room pic
tures. $3.00). i
Ii. F. Posey. I hair brush and comb.
Mosclcy ft Poland, I riding bridle.
VAM.Kl I \KM IT Ult.W COI'ltT.
Excellent I'reseiitnllon by Lauren, Ac
tors in Neighboring Town.
Cray Court was visited by the Com
pany of young people composing the
"Valley Farm Company" Friday ovon
] Ing. The delightful little comedy was
presented there in the presence of a
very appreciative audience. A large
number of tin- Cray Court people wore
out to witness the presentation and
a handsome sum was collected at the
j door. This money will go for certain
needs of the rural schools of the coun
The company also went to Woodruff
yesterday to play there last night. It
was expected that a large crowd would
be present there also. The pt ? ? ? "
thero will go to some charltabb ?>?
gnnizatlon of that place.
Children's Bay at ML Pleasant.
Children's Day exercises will be hold
at ML Pleasant church, Saturdnv. Aug.
IT. Fach and all are Invited to attend
and bring well filled baskets, nnd let
all those Interested in memorial exer
cises of the old soldiers, bring flow