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JONES HOWLED DOWN
Gov. Blease Then Refused
HE LATER SPOKE
AT COURT HOUSE
When the Crowd Howled Down Judge
Jones Gov. Blease Claimed that a
Part of the Jones Crowd was Mak
ing the Kacket and Said He Wonld
not Speak Either.
Anderson, Aug. 17.?The greatest
howling down yet accorded a speaker
in the present political campaign was
that given Judge Jones today by An
derson county voters, or an element of
thorn. Judge Jones made four sepa
rate efforts to begin his speech but
none was of any avail.
Governor Blease, Acting County
Chairman S. D. Pearman and "Citi
zen" Josh Ashley all made efforts to
quiet the crowd, but the crowd would
not be qluetded. A well groomed citi
zen said after the meeting that he
had heard many of the howlers say
before the meeting started that they
came for the purpose of preventing
Judge Jones from speaking. They
Blease Didn't Speak.
But neither did Governor Blease de
liver his speech, for he said unless
the crowd would hear Judge Jones he
would not talk. The governor did
. say a few words and took a hand pri
mary thus showing that a large part
of those who put up their hands were
in that section of the crowd from
whence had come the howling. The
meeting was adjourned, the day's
event breaking up in, consternation.
Pandemonium prevailed for a while
and the crowd so packed the speak
ers' stand that the stand came near
Hand Primary a Failure.
About 3,000 people heard the can
didates and it was evident that the
Blease sentiment was strong though
when the hand primary was taken less
than half the hands went up. There
was n large part of the crowd which
could not hear the governor call for
tht "vote" so great was the conster
nation. Good order had been main
tained during the meeting up until
the introduction of .fudge Jones.
Judge Jones was announced and the
crowd began its racket. There was
a continual uproar for many minutes
and Judge Jones folded his arms,
placed his knee upon the railing in
front of him and waited. The chair
man remonstrated . with the howlers,
but could not quiet them.
Governor Blease rose to his feet.
A louder shout went up and then
lulled. The governor asked the crowd
to hear the speaker respectfully and
said that he would not speak unless
udge Jones was given a hearing.
Blense's C .arge.
"You Jones men up in the trees
and a few scattered around are hol
lering for Jones to make It appear
he was howled down and to arouse
sympathy for him," said the governor
and pointed to several men in a tree
and shouted: "You Jones fellows,
shut your mouths."
Judge Jones, above the din, said a
few words, urging good citizens to
grant the right of free speech, but
the noise was renewed more loudly,
and he sat down.
Pour times did he start to talk and
as many times sat down without hav
ing been given a respectful hearing.
Josh Ashley made a) ?? opeal to
the crowd, adding: "You won't hear
narry one If you don't hear Jones. Be
quiet fellows. * But this likewise was
The mayor of the city, L. G. Holle
man, also made an attempt to quiet
the crowd, but bis effort likewise
failed. Governor Blease was heard
to tell Judge Jones that he thought
both factions were making the noise,
and at one time the governor and
Judge Jones hud a word tilt as to the
element of the crowd that was creat
ing the disorder..
A policeman stepped up, but the
candidates had no Intentions;' of an en
counter. Governor Blease tured to
the newspaper correspondents- and de
manded that they tell the truth Mn their
reports as to the makers of the dis
CAMPAIGN PARTIES ON
THE HOME STRETCH
Primary Election Only Six
ON ALL SIDES
The State Campaign Party Ends Its
Hounds this Week at Greenville,
Where an Exciting Day Is Expected
Thursday. County Campaigners on
The State campalg party will hold
Its last meeting at Greenville Thurs
day and the county campaign party at
Watts mill Friday night and then Lau
rens county and the rest of the state
will be ready to vote. The polls will
be opened Tuesday morning at eight
o'clock and will close that afternoon
at four. On account of the great In
terest being shown in this campaign
and because big strides have been
made in putting the country Into clos
er communication since the last elec
tion, It Is thought that the returns will
be in this year earlier than usual. The
Advertiser is making preparations to
get the county returns and also Is
completing arrangements to secure
the returns from over the state. In
order to facilitate matters, The Her
ald has joined hands with The Ad
vertiser and the two papers will make
the best provisions for the people of
this city and county. Rulletin boards
will be furnished In the city at some
convenient point and the returns will
be put up as fast as they come In. Ev
ery citizen of the county will be wel
comed at these bulletins.
DEATH OF MR. JACK SITGREAYES
Was Enrotttc to His Home In Bristol
Tennessee When Sad Event Occur
Mr. Jack Sitgreavcs, well known in
Laurens, a brother of Mr. Ed. Sit
greavcs, died Sunday In Morristown,
Tennessee, while enrowc to his home
In Bristol,. He had been In very 111
health for the past year and In a
specially oitical condition for the
past two months, during which time
he lived with h's brother here. He
had started home Sunday, but while
on the train near Morristown, he bo
came suddenly ill and died In a short
Mr. Sitgreavcs was a young man of
many sterling traits, and numbered
his friends here by the hundreds, He
lived in Laurons many years, being
a clerk in his brother's store He \sas
born in Tennessee and was about ::.">
Besides a wife, one child, his father
and mother he leaves the following
brothers and sisters: Messrs. Broylos,
Ed. and Dick Sitgreaves, Mrs. W. H.
Martin of Laurens, Miss Bessie Sit
greavcs of Bristol.
One of the reporters is an Elk, and
the governor said he should be
ashamed to make the false reports
he does after having taken the oath
of that order.
Gifts for Both.
Men and women jammed the speak
ers' stand and both candidates were
presented with flowers. Governor
Blease was also given a gold watch
and two gold olckets and chains, one
set in diamonds, the gifts, respec
tively, of the Orrand Brogdan cotton
During ono of his efforts to begin
his speech, immediately after Gov
ernor Blease had urged order and
when the crowd quictd slightly. Judge
Jones was heard by those around the
stand to refer to the "separate coach
"That splendid gentleman, Josh
Ashley, voted against the separate|
coach bill," said Judge Jones, and be
stated that tho house Journal would
prove his statement.
u\ never Done It."
"I never done It," yelled Ashley
above the din. Josh tried to make a
speech to the crowd, but, arnld con
fusion, the voters left the grove. Af
ter the regular meeting adjourned.
Governor Blease addressed a crowd of
his friends from the court house steps.
HOW THE CANDIDATES WILL VOTE,
R. D. Boyd
E. R. Aycock
E. W. Copeland
J. If. MlBer
John D. Owings
C. F. Brook3
L. Dunk Curry
W. P. Bailey
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
O. P. Goodwyn
CLERK OF COURT
H. S. Blackwell
Geo. A. Browning, Jr.
\V. \V. Campbell
W. C. Irby, Jr.
W. R. Richey, Sr.
Jos. G. Sullivan
W. S. Bagwell
J. T. Peden
John F. Bolt
C. A. Power
Joel A. Smith
J. Waddy Thompson
J. B. llitt
T. Mac Roper
AT MOUNT PLEASANT
Beautiful i.m i rises and Pleasant In
termingling Made a Day of Pleasant
Mountville, Aug. 19,?Last Satur
dayday was a great day for the Mt.
Pleasant Sunday School. It was their
first Children's Day. Especially was
it a delightful occasion for the fifty
odd children who seemed so happy in
the Interesting and instructive exer
cises rendered. Mt. Pleasant church,
situated near Cold Point, Is one of
the old churches of the I^aurens As
sociation and has an interesting his
tory of which the older membership
love to speak. Surh names as Pinson,
Henderson, Fowler, M'oore, Madden
and many others suggest the great
work and progress of the church in
antcbelllm times, and even since the
war, when Uncle Toliver Robertson
and other noted divines dispensed the
Word of Truth with power and tell
ing effect. It was In that period of
the church history that, during a re
vival meeting, ninety-nine persons
were saved and baptized into the
kingdom of Christ.
By 10 o'clock Saturday morning sev
eral hundred people had gathered for
the day's exercises. Pastor J. A.
Martin who was to conduct the intro
ductory service wan prevented from
attending and W, 1'. Culbertson was
asked to perform that duty. Then
came the revular program of the day
which consisted of beautiful songs,
appropriate recitations, dialogues,
pantomines, etc. To say that these
exercises were a complete success is
but stating a simple truth. There was
not a mistake in the whole program
of two hours length. Every one of
the fifty children, from the little tots
to the grown up young people, did
their part well and won credit, not
only to themself but to the Indies who
had charge of their training, as well.
The character and success of these
exercises by the children are bound
to give Inspiration and enthusiasm to
the Sunday school work at Mt. Pleas
ant. The large audience which filled
the spacious church building were
delightfully entertained throughout
the morning exercises.
When the hour of noon came all re
paired to the shades of the giant oaks
Where a bountiful dinner was spread
for which the good ladies of that sec
tion arc deservedly noted. It goes
without saying that everyone enjoyed
this delicious repast and an hour's so
cial function with friends.
In the afternoon a memorial sor
tation and song in honor of the Con
federate dead whose remains lie burled
in the cemetery at that place. After
some introductory songs, Mrs. Mollie
Pinson gave a very appropriate reci
tation and 90ng In hoor of the Con
federate cause, and Introduced the
speaker of the occasion, Hon. R. A.
Cooper. Mr. Cooper spoke briefly but
to the point, commending and Justify
ing the South in her stand for rigbt
and the constitution. He recalled some
incidents of the war Illustrating the
loyalty and patriotism of the southern
people. His address was very much
enjoyed by the audience. Veteran
Wade H. Pinson called the roll of
thirty-three Confederate soldiers,
whose remains He In the Mt. Pleasant
cemetery. A procession of old soldiers
and children was then formed at the
door and advanced to the cemetery
where the children placed their con
tribution of flowers upon the grftve*
of the dead as a token of honor to
TO MEET WEDNESDAY
The Question of the Removal of the
College to Laurens (o be Gone over
The Greenville Daily Piedmont car
ried the following story Thursday af
"A meeting of the Board of Trus
tees of Chlcora College has been
called for Wednesday night, August
28th, at which time the trustees will
consider the reply of citizens of
Laurens to the board refusing to
accept the action of the Hoard in
deciding to let the college remain In
Greenville. The meeting has been
called at the request of Dr. W. H. Mc
Pheeters of Columbia, Rev. .1. M. Hol
llday of Wlnnsboro and Rev. .1. L. Mc
Lees of Orangeburg. The trustees
will most likely meet at the college.
"The entire question of the proposed
removal of the college to Laurens has
been fully discussed through the me
dium of the press and needs little rep
Ititlon at this time. After the trustees
mot here on .hilly 19th at the Invita
tion of the Hoard of Trade and defi
nitely decided not to move the college
to Laurens a communication was ad
dressed to a committee of I.aureus cit
izens Informing them of the Hoard's
action. The Laurens citizens then
prepared a lengthly statement cover
ing tlu? entire matter and declined to
release the Hoard of Trustees from the
proposition made them relative to the
removal of the college. This commun
ication which was several columns in
length was published in full in The
"It is probable that the entire mat
ter will again be threshed out at the
meeting of the trustees."
Proper steps will be taken to have
Laurens represented at this meeting.
The Advertiser was requested by
Mr. Geo. A. Hrowning, Jr., and au
thorized by Mr. I-:. R. Aycock, candi
dates for the house of representative,
to make a correction in regard to the
campaign story of last week. It will
be remembered that Mr. Aycock was
credited will? calling Mr. Hrowning a
lie. It appears that while Mr. Aycock
did use that word, he did not apply
it to Mr. Hrowning. The Advertiser
Is glad to make the correction. Mr.
Browning and Mr. Aycock. as stated
at the time, though they had a rather
heated controversy, met after the
meeting and now are on the best of
their patriotic and heroic deeds.
Let us say in conclusion that during
many future years this occasion will
linger as a pleasant memory and
serve as a happy Inspiration In the
children and people of Mt. Pleasant.
? ? LAST DAT TO ENROLL.
< > < >
? ? In order to vote, it Is neces- ?>
< > sary to be enrolled upon some ',
', of the democratic club rolls. The ')
J \ rolls close five days before the ? ?
< > election. This is the last day on !!
! which one can be enrolled. En* ,'.
\ ) roll today or It will be ImpossI- ')
<? hie to vote. Names can be giv- ?j
it en or telephoned to J. B. Brooks < >
IJ E. W. Copeland, B. W. Sullivan ; ',
\ * or Alison Lee for Club No. 1, and J;
? to W. T. Crews for Club No. 2. < j
X Remember, today is the last !!
X chance. \)
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From (Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Pm*
pie all over the County and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth,
stone and pone to Other States.
Eden, Auk. 19.?Mr. C. V. Hipp and
wife spent tho latter part of the week
with friends and relatives of Mount
Miss Sue Gray spent Tuesday with
Mrs. Brooks Nash, of Merna.
Mr. J. L. Mnhaffey is visiting his
brother, Mr. Shaw Mahaffey of Town
vllle, this week.
Casper Fowler and sisters. Misses
Myrtle and Bessie Fowler spent a few
days with Mr. It. W. Martin and fam
ily last week.
Miss Marcelle Babb of Fountain Inn
was the guest of Mr. L. a. Armstrong
and family last week.
T. B. Reeves of Greenville Is spend
ing a few days with his mother, Mrs.
Misses Mae and Allie Rabb were the
guests of Miss Vivian Owens Sunday.
Mr. M. W. Gray wns In Lauren..
Wednesday on business.
Miss Alpha Martin is visiting Mr.
Jasper Martin and family of Warrior
Mr. W. B. Owens and wife was in
Mrs Jim Adams of Fountain Inn and
Mrs. Millie Patterson visited Mr. B.
W. Martin las,t week.
Rabun. Aug. 19.?Mrs. Walter Bald
win, Mrs. .lohn Mahon, Mrs. Rebecca
Owens, and Mr. Lewis Mahaffey, of
Eden community are spending this
week visiting relatives In Townville.
Mr. Willie Abercromble of Atlanta
spent last week with his mother. Mrs.
Misses Mae and Allie Babb were the
visitors of Miss Vivian Owens Sunday,
The Miss:.-, Qarllngton of Columbia
are visiting relatives and friends in
Mr. Nosbitt Mahon and Miss Ada
Nash of Merna were visitors of Miss
Rose Cheek of Gr<.j Court several
days last week,
Mr. Clarence Nichols and family ol
Fountain Inn are visiting relatives In
this community and Eden community.
Shiloh, Aug. '9.- The crops are look
ing rather had on account of the rav
ages of the red spider and the dry
weather. Hope we will get a good rain I
A large number of people from this
Community attended the w. 0. W.
picnic it Friendship last Friday. There
was some good speaking and a base
ball game between Shiloh and Trinity
Mr. Clarence Hellams of Fountain
Inn, is spending several days with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hellams.
James w. Cliestoln ad sister, Miss
Mattie, wer?' the guests of Mr. Elmore
Baldwin and sister, Miss Loudelle of
Mr. and Mrs. Raph Hellams and
children were the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Ohestein Sunday.
\ Mr. and Mrs. John McDowell of
Fountain Inn spent the week-end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hellams of
Quaker spent the week-end with her
parents Mr. and Mrs. I>afayette Hel
lams and other relatives of this com
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Chesteln
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Baldwin for a short while Sunday
Hillside, Aug. 19.?The protracted
meeting at this place has ended. This
meeting accomplished great good.
There were 44 united with the church.
17 by letter, and 27 by confession. Rev.
K. G. Ross, who conducted tnis meet
ing has awakened Hillside, as will be
.Tack Garraux and daughters, Misses
Cora, Annie and Nell, were the guests
of C. T. Peden and fnniily Sunday. Mr.
Oarraux came, down In his new auto.
J. Henry Pace went to Laurens
(Continued on Page Four.)
LIVE STOCK SHOW
The Exhibits Were Dp to
FOR NEXT YEAR
Though not uh Many Exhibits wcro
Shown us was Anticipated, the Live
Stoek Mooting wuh Productive of
Much Good and will he Held Again.
Madden, Aug. 20.?The stock show
held here the 13th was a success In
many respects and Madden Is proved
to bo such a desirable place that tho
Live stock Association of Laurens
County will be held here again. The
agricultural display, what there was
of it, was very creditable Indeed. Tho
live stock was also tlrst class as were
OUlinary and fancy departments. Tho
articles shown were models. Of course
to be the success it needs must be and
was intended to be, it must have tho
support of all, not only In coming
but In bringing an exhibit that Is
worthy of the county you love and to
which you owe allegiance.
All Interested learned something of
interest. Not the least among them
was hereafter there will be nothing
of the "carnival" feature in the show.
Nothing can so readily or quickly do
moralize a fair or an agricultural show
as a device, no matter of what nature,
that leads to gambling. What the
times demand -what should be stress
ed, Is the educational feature. This
was had this time. The lectures of
the different speakers wer?' of a high
order and calculated to keep those
who would "Co thou and do thou like
To show that the advice needs to 1)0
taken only one farmer in that big
crowd could truthfully hold up his
hand and say hi* had in all his year.,
of farming faithfully carried out the
three year rotation and yet all sens 'do
farmers agree that rotation is tin
vnllon of formers. Thou practice it'
The list of prize winners Is 118 fol
liest saddle horse J. I? Culbcrtson,
liest pair mules .1 I) CulbortSOll.
first: L. \V. Martin, second.
Bos! single mule .1. I), Culhertson,
lirst; .1. W. Thompson, second.
liest Coll under one year old Lee
Young, first; If. S. Wallace, second.
Rest marc and colt II. S. Wallace,
first; Lee Young, second,
Best mai'O colt It II Cray first!
.1. A. Wofford, second.
liest horse colt I5dd Mllitm, first;
Men Martin, second.
Best mule coll It. C. Wallace, first!
J, A. Wofford, second.
Rest stock hog .1. It. Culbert oil
He t pigs Rdd Mllom,
Hest pen of hogs J, B. Culhertson,
Best heifer L. W. Martin
Best milk cow It. I.. Owings.
Best guinea pigs W. K. Snow.
Best Beagle dog ,T. B, Culborlson.
Rosl pointer dog W. H Mundy.
Bcsl pen of chickens J. A. Wofford.
Rest pair of chickens Chester I'in
Host hoy rider .lohn W. Wofford.
Best stalk or cotton "?<? Martin,
lirst: W. K Snow, second.
Rosl corn J, I). Culhertson.
Best oats ,f. I). Culhertson.
Best sweet potatoes .1, H. Power.
Best basket vegetables .1. B. Cul
Best butter beans J. Wade Ander
Rest running bean Lewis Proffltt
Best sun llower?T. B. Brown.
Rest drawing?Klnard Nelson.
Best hand vork?Miss Martha Mad
den, first; Miss Mattle Txw Walker,
Best drawn work?Miss Sula Martin.
Best painting?Mrs. J. W. Thomp
Best home-mado shirt?Miss Azilo
Wofford, first; Miss Martha Wolff,
Best bread?Mrs. R. A. Cooper, first;'
Mrs. P. H. Martin, second.
Best cake?James Dean, first; Mlsfl
I>otiIse Dean, second.
Another Boll of Cotton. *
John Trlbble, a worthy negro liv
ing on tho place of Mr. W. A. Cope
land, near New drove, brought In an
other boll of cotton several days ago.
This is tho second boll received by