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LANDSLIDE OF VOTES FOR POWER
IN RACE FOR CLERK OF COURT
Almost Doubles Bolt In Se
With Six More Small Boxes to Hear
From It Seems that About Four
Hundred Fewer Votes will be Cast
This Time than Last. About 3,300
The second primary for county of
fices is over with. The "big race" of
the day, that of clerk of court, was
decidedly decisive In favor of C. A.
Power. Mr. Power almost doubled his
opponent, Mr. J. F. Bolt, who has held
the olllce for sixteen years. The vote
of 27 boxes gives Bower 2,BIG and
Bolt 1,170. About three hundred more
votes are to be heard from, but they
will not affect the standing of these
For the house of representatives,
Mr. H. S. Blapktwell is certain of elec
tion and in all probability, Dr. J. H.
Miller has failed of re-election. Mr.
Geo. A. Browning, Jr., will probably
be tbe other legislator. Dr. Miller has
been serving the county for six years.
For county commissioner, it seems
that Austin Abercromble and J. B.
Hltt are to be tbe lucky candidates,
both old commissioners having been
defeated. Mr. Bailey was put out in
the first primary and Mr. Roper in
Mr. W. T. Crews was elected mag
istrate in this township and Mr. Ful
ler in Waterloo township. Mr. Hanna
was elected cotton weigher at Cross
The table of all the boxes heard
from is found on another part of the
COUNTY FAIR MEETING.
Executive Committee Met In the
Chamber of Commerce Rooms Wed
A meeting of the executive commit
tee of the county fair association was
held in the rooms of the chamber of
commerce last Wednesday. The meet
ing was presided ov?r by Pres. Byrd.
a majority of the committee being
present. A general discussion of the
coming fair was gone Into and several
definite plans decided upon. Mr. Byrd
was empowered to appoint several
committees who will direct the or
ganization of the fair and put the
wheels in motion. It was decided,
ameng other things, to add a depart
ment for the pets and a department
for dogs for the next fair. While a
large number of exhibits of this char
acter were shown last year, it is
thought that by providing a special
department for them that the own
ers of such will be greatly encourag
ed to send them In the future.
Instead of publishing the premium
list booklet like the one last year, by
which considerable able money was
Secured, it was thought best not to
get up such an elaborate book this
time. Instead of doing this, a sub
scription list will be gotten up to pro
vide the money raised by the adver
tisements last year and then the pre
mium list will be published on a sin
gle sheet of paper, circular-like. It
is thought that this will save consid
erable expense and at the same time
be almost as convenient.
The fair this year will be held Fri
day, October 18th. The people of the
county are requested to bear this dato
in mind and to begin making prepar
ations for it.
Cotton Coming In.
During the past few days it has come
to he a familiar sight to see the cot
ton wagons again. The staple Is open
ing right along now and a great deal
of It Is being gotten out. Judging from
the opinion of farmers and observers
the crop this year will be the smallest
in many years In this vicinity. The
long drought played havoc with a
crop that at one time seemed to he very
promising. The trice on the local
market varies around 11 cents.
, Rubber lire Machine.
Mr. D. E. Barnett, the repair shop
man, located near the Laurens Ware
house has Installed a machine for re
placing rubber tires on buggies and
carriages. Tho machine does the work
In a Jiffy and does It well.
Superintendent Makes Requests .of
Patrons and Scholars as to Opening
The city schools will open Monday
morning, when all the young folks
will file in for another sessio nof hard
work. Supt. Jones is expecting the
most successful year that has ever
been experienced, as he has a corps
of teachers which he has the greatest
The superintendent will be in his
office Thursday and Friday of this
week from 9 until 12 o'clock to give
promotion cards to those pupils who
may have lost theirs during the Bum
mer. He will also give examinations
to those pupils who have been study
ing during the summer montns.
He also desires to see at the same
time all new pupils for classification
alid proper assignment. No pupil will
be permitted to enter a grade on Mon
day without a certificate from the
superintendent and he desires to give
all these this week.
Parents who desire to consult the
superintendent on any matters con
cerning their children at the opening
of school are urged to see him this
week. It is simply impossible for the
superintendent to give intelligent
thought to the numerous requests and
suggestions that usually come to him
on the opening day. Hence the re
quest for these to be made before
Monday if possible to do so.
Printed lists of the text books may
be secured at the Palmetto Drug
Store the last of the week, and pupils
can safely buy the books listed for
their grades and are urged to do so
before Monday and thus avoid the
Parents are asked to co-operate with
each other in breaking up the prac
tice among the children of "trading"
in books, and, where possible to do
so, secure for their children all new
hooks. Remember that germs of dis
ease may be lurking among the panes
of old second hand books.
On account of the Illness of Miss
Meng, pupils for the first grade need
not come to school on Monday. Time
ly notice will he given when the first
grade will begin.
Mr. Thomas Bowuey Takes Charge of
Dial Company. Mr. .1. C. Hesderson
Mr. Thomas Downey has accepted
the position as manager of Dial Com
pany, the fancy grocery located In the
Dial block. Mr. Downey is a promi
nent and thorough-going young Lau
rens business man and has ma le hun
dreds of friends in this county. He
formerly worked here in the city and
for the past few years has been in the
Laurens Mill store. He will be glad
to have his friendf* call on him at
"Is This Our Gary <"
The following is in part a story
taken from The Oreenvllle Piedmont
yesterday afternoon, under a big horse
head on the front page.
The vegetarians of Greenville have
a right to rejoice, for announcement
was made this morning by W. Gary
Thompson, a broker of this city, that
New York state would ship to Green
ville during the approaching season
one hundred and fifty cars of produce.
These cars will consist of apples, cnb
bags. potatots, onions and turnips.
The first car is expected to arrive
within the next week or ten days.
At Falrvlew Stock Show.
The Mlntor Company, of this city,
has offered a prize in the Ladles Driv
ing class at the Falrvlew Stock Show,
which will be held September 27th.
The stock show Is attracting the same
widespread attention which it always
attracts and it Is expected that a larg
er crowd than usual will be present.
Jas. Woodside. of Fountain- Inn, is the
secretary of the association.
Next Thursday is the fiscal New
Year among the" Jews. This day will
be fittingly observed by Jewa in every
nation of the world. A majority of
those in Laurens will close their bus
iness houses asd celebrate in a man
ner becoming the occasion.
SECOND PRIMARY ELECTION SEPT. 10,1912
Gray Court . . .
Watts Mill . . .
Princeton . . .
Croso Hill ..
Daniel's Store . .
Woodville .. ..
Brewerton .. ..
Clinton Mill . . .
Laurens Mill . . .
Laurens No. 2. .
Waterloo . .
Luurcns No. 1. .
Cook's Store . .
Gray's Store . . .
Tip Top .
Mt. Pleasant ..
House of Rep. Cl'kofC Commissioners
K. I 2113
VISIT GRAY COURT
Loss of $10,000 Follows Ravages of
Flames in Business Section of Gray
Gray Court, Sept. 9.?About 2:20
o'clock this morning the two-story
double room wooden store house of
R. L. Gray was found to be on lire.
The flames wore soon beyond control
of the bucket brigade. The building
being an old wooden structure, it was
only a few minutes until the building
and stock of general merchandise,
valued at $18,000, were a total loss.
The flames covered the sale stable
of R. L. Cray & Company, burning
the building and one wagon.
The nank of Gray Court, a two
story brick building adjoining, caught
and was consumed, with the telephone I
exchange located in the rear of the
building, and the Woodmen and Ma
son lodges, which owned the second
story, were a total loss.
The vault seems to be safe which
contains the bank's books and a num
ber of valuable papers of other par
By heroic work of the bucket bri
gade, the store of White & Shell and
?he Gray Court Drug Company, ad
joining buildings, were saved. I
The total loss is estimated at
amount $40.000 with about half insur
ance. Mr. Gray had about $0,000 in
surance on his store building and
goods. The bank was fully protected
by insurance, while the telephone
company estimates its loss at about
$S00 with no insurance. Mr. Gray had
no insurance on his barn, the loss on
this being about $1,000.
The origin of the fire Is unknown.
When first seen the top of Gray's
store was burning but on fire was to
he seen In the lower story.
The bank, Masons and Woodmen
will rebuild at once, the telephone will
be replaced immediately and R. L.
Gray Will rebuild as soon as possible.
A l'roud Father.
Mr. Andy I. Boyd appeared on the
streets Saturday afternoon with a
smile and a handshake that couldn't
be mistaken. Ills friends knew some
thing unusual had happened and so It
had. Two little girls bad been born
In the same day at his house and
both of them the picture of health. One
weighs over seven pounds and the
other one ten, big girls for their ages.
Their many friends will be glad to
know that the mother and the little
ones are doing well.
For this week the main picture fea
tures will be the regular Patho week
ly, scheduled for Thursday. Three
corking good reels are always shown
in connection with the feature reels.
WORK IN BRIEFS
Second primary for state of
liccrs declared postponed. This
will not affect second primaries
in the several counties.
Suh committee of seven named
(o probe charges of fraud in
Tucsduy's election. Work of the
subcommittee begins next Wed
Committee finds evidences of
gross Irregularities and will in.
quire into all charges of fraud.
Ballots for state officers de
posited in county boxes ordered
Tlie subcommittee was cloth,
ed will full power and authority
to take testimony und make a
thorough investigation of ail al
leged Mice ii practices at the pri
The members of the committee
appointed by the chairman are:
W. F. Stevenson, Chesterfield,
chairman; T. II. Butler, Chero*
kee; J. B. Parks, Greenwood] W.
B. Wilson, Jr., York; .1. B. Biv
ens, Borchester; J, M. Greer,
l'iiIon, und R. II. Jeffries, Jasper.
Eugene S. Rleose, a member
of the committee ami brother of
Governor Itlease, fought stub
bonly the Manning resolution
providing a thorough probe of
Judge Jones liled an amended
petition protesting evcrj county
in the state.
Governor Itlease liled his re
turn to the Charges of fraud in
which he expressed the belief
that the primary had been con
1 ducted honestly and that he was
i tlie legal nominee of the Demo*
! cratic party.
Tlie protest of Tal he if and Dial
against tlie nomination of Sen
ator It. It. Till man were passed
over until flic next meeting.
The committee adjourned to
meet at the call of tlie state
chairman. Tlie subcommittee
will begin the work of investi
gation next Wednesday.
Visiting Home Folks.
Mr. A. B. Crisp, an old Laurens
county boy who Is now living In Head
mont, Ga., passed through the city
Saturday afternoon on his way to see
his relatives in Mountville. Mr. Crisp
had carried his wife to North Caro
lina to regain some lost strength. He
dropped into The Advertiser office to
run up his subscription for another
year and stated, while his receipt was
being made out, that he could not do
without the home paper. Speaking
about affairs around his old home at
Mountville. he ?nid he felt very sorry
to see Prof. W. P. Culbertson. his old
school teacher, leaving Mountville to
go to another field.
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple nil oTcr the County and to Those
Who Hare Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to Other States.
Rabun, Sept. ;>.?The weather still
continue dry in this section. The
Farmers arc pulling fodder and pick
ing a little cotton these days.
Miss Hose Cheek of Gray Court, was
the visitor of Misses Mae and Alllo
Babb last week.
Mr. Sloan Million was the guest of
Mr. Carl Reeves of l?den section Sat
Mrs. T. F. Babb and daughter, .Miss
Mae attended the Woman's Missionary
meeting at Laurons last Wednesday
Mr. John Mahon and family were the
visitors of Mr. Tom Mahon and family
A large number of the Rabun peo
ple attended the unveiling at Frtenu
Bhip Church Sunday evening.
Miss Carolyn Roper of Lauren8 is
visiting Misses Mae and Allie Babb
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mahaffey of
Ldon community spent Saturday with
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Babb.
Mr. W. 1). Owens was In I.aureus
Saturday on business.
Lanford, Sept. 9.?The school op
ened at this place Monday morning
with Prof. Frank Woodruff, as prin
cipal, Miss Btollp Lanford and Miss
Bessie Brown assistants. They on
rolled eighty-live pupils.
Mis. .1. W. Lanford has returned
from a week's stay with her sister,
Mrs. Camp, in Spartan burg.
Mrs. Centilla Sltgreaves spent a few
days last week with friends and rel
atives here. Miss Lillle Willis is visit
ing at J. R. Franks.
Mrs. Allie Nelson Is at home from
Charleston for a few weeks.
Mrs. H. M. Johnson is spending this
month at Hendersonvllle, N. C, with
her daughter, Mrs. James Byers.
Little Miss Nannie Lanford spent
last week in Spartanburg.
Mr. E. H. Moore was in Laurens i
Monday on business.
Mr. L. M. Cannon was a business
visitor to Laurens Monday.
Miss Luc lie Camp Is visiting friends
ami relatives here this week.
Misses Ruth Cuthllne and Martha
Patterson went to Spartanburg Sat
Mr. Arthur Moore .isited his home
folks here Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. John Cunningham was in Lau
Mrs. Mattie Lanford's condition Is
Mr. Harper Higglny spent Sunday
with his parents here.
Tylersville. Sept. 8. ?The farmers of
this section are busy havestlng their
Mr. W. C Winters spent Sunday with
Mr. w. I). Byrd.
Mr. Bob Stuart and family of Lan
ford spent Sunday with Mr. J. W. Don
nan and family.
Mrs. W. P. Wright and daughter.
Halite, visited in Newberry last week.
Mr. Hugh Donnan, of Clinton, spent j
the week-end with relatives here.
Miss Grace Poole and brother, Mar
tin, attended die Sunday school con
vention at Cray Court last week.
Mr. Nlles Clark spent Sunday with
Miss Lula Donnan and Master Jo
soph Donnan spent Sunday night on
Miss Mattie Sloan is visiting rela
tives near Fountain inn.
Misses Grace and Fannie Poole and
brother Joseph spent last Tuesday In
Cross Anchor, with Miss Helen Tins
Mrs. W. D. Byrd and son. William,
risked in Gray Court, last week.
Miss Mattie Belle Peterson spent
Saturday with Miss Mattie Donnan.
Mrs. C. R. Cooper and Mrs Mattie
Clark spent last Thursday with Miss
Annio Lou Little near I>anford.
Judge R. Withers Mcmmln
Two Cases Tried Monday, Resulting
In Acsulttal In both Coses. Docket
is Crowded and It Is Hardly Prob
able thut the Court's Business wil
Tlie fall term of tho Court of (5on
oral Sessions convoned Monday morn
ing with Judge R. Withers Mommlngo
presiding. All of tllO other officer
were in their usual placos, After the
com l had been organized. Judge Mem
inlngtr made the last presentment o
the year to the grand jury. Tbe nexl
grand jury will be a new one, with tho
exception of the six hold-overs. The
presentment of .indue Motnminge
was along tho usual lines, with tho
exception of that part which dwel
with tho treatment of the oountyV
prisoners, He charged tho Jurors
that they should pay especial atton
tlon to the treatment of the convicts
a* d prisoners in the care of tbe slier
iff. He dwelt at length upon the now
and universally adopted Idea in tho
treatment of prisoners, whereby they
are looked upon more as public charg
es to be uplifted by the state, rather
than drudges to be made ootcants of.
The idea in prison reform today, ho
said, was to treat the prisoners kind
llor and more humanely with the ob
Joel In view of making them bettei
citizens when they collie oht of the
prison than when they went in. An
an instance of tills progressive move
ment, Judge Memtnlngor monttoned
the slate reformatory for boys, located
at Florence. S. ('., where tho younge
prisoners and wotlld-l)0 criminals an
sent for correction and leadership. A
another instance of this is the new
law recently passed, by which the
county is enabled to cither keep all
prisoners on the chain gang or sent
them to the state nonltontlary as tin
county officials may see lit. in som
cases it Is better for the health an?
better protection of tho prisoners t
sesd them to tho state penltentlar:
and then for the same ronsons It i
better to send other prisoners to th
county chain gang. South Carolin
he said, has not taken up the new Ide
With the rapidity of other states an
countries but 1? introducing nev
methods by degrees.
A large number of prisoners ar
either In jail or out on bond at thi
time and ready for trial. It is possi
Me that the solicitor will ask for a
extra term to bo held later in the yea'
Two cases were tried Monday, bot
resulting in an acquittal. The flr>
was that of Cornelius Kdwards, whit
accused of assaul and battery with lt<
tent to kill. I'd war (Is had some trou
hie With one of his negro employee
on Iiis farm and shot him after word
wore passed. Ho was acquitted on th
plea of self defense. John Richardso
colored, was acquitted of the charg
of murder, the jury remaining out bu
a short time. Richardson killed hi
wile with a magazine pistol whll
standing in thd door of their ow
home. He claimed that lie was olllr
tlie pistol and putting It In good coi
dition, when it accidentally Oxplodt
the bullet hitting his wife who w;
standing by him. She died in a fo
momenta after tho shot was fired. Th
state attempted to show that ill foelln
had existed between the two for som
time and that tlie killing was premcc
Itated and Intentional. The old negi
made a strong witness in his own be
half anil convinced the jury that th
pistol was accidentally exploded.
Court adjourned Monday afternoo
to convene again this morning, in or
der to allow the jurors and witnesse
to go homo to vote.
Mrs. Frank Walker Dead.
A long distance telephone waa re
celved in the city yesterday after
noon from Florence announcing the
death of Mrs. Frank Walker. No In
formation waa given as to when th
funeral will be held, but It is proba
ble that the body will be brought here
today for interment at the Trinlt
Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Walker waa
daughter of Mr. Frank Owlngs, o'
the Trinity Ridge section, and a lad
of many estimable qualities. R ?Idc
her husband, she leaves several chil
dren to mourn hor loss.