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CHARGES Of ERA!
Judge Jones Files an Amen
Committee by Vote of 33 to 7 Downs
Eugene S. Blease?Sub-corninittee
of Seven Will Inquire Into Primary
?Crookedness?Second State Pri
mary is Held up.
Columbia, Sept. 4.?Charges of
fraud In connection with the recent
primary election will he rigidly prob
ed by a special committee of seven
which was appointed today by the
chairman of the State executive com
mittee of the Democratic party.
The resolution was introduced by
Richard I. Manning, of Sumter and
was generally discussed by the mem
bers of the committee. The resolu
tion was adopted after a two hours'
session. The committee adjourned
tonight to meet again at the call of
The following is the Manning reso
lution which was adopted by the com
"Whereas notices of protest have
been died with this committee charg
ing among other things widespread
frauds and irregularities, and
"Whereas, under a former resolu
tion passed by this commit* ">e, cer
tain investigations are being made as
to rlie conduct of the election held
August 27th. 1912, and full reports
have not yet been made as to the
conduct of the election held August
27, 19J2, and in some counties the
investigations have not been complet
"Therefore, be it resolved:
"That a sub-committee of BOVeil
members of this commitee be ap
pointed by the chairman to hear and
pass upon all contests and all mat
ters of every kind and description
properly, subject to the action by this
committee, as a whole, pertaining to
or incident to the cicction held Aug.
27, 1912, with full power and auth
ority to take testimony and make full
investigation of the conduct of said
election and report the same togeth
er with all testimony and all records
back to this committee for action at
a meeting to be called by the chair
man for that purpose.
"That the said sub-committee be
and is hereby given power and auth
ority to employ at the expense of this
committee such assistance as may be
(feemed advisable to further the said
investigation and shall have full pow
er and authority to summons witness
es, require tho production of records
and papers and do any and all other
acts necessary to the full and com
plete Investigation of the conduct of
naid election, as has this committee
as a whole.
"The actual necessary expenses of
the said committee shall he borne by
the treasury of this committee."
Personnel of the Committee.
Tho following are the members of
the committee as named by Chairman
John Clary Evans: W. P, Stevenson.
Chesterfield, chairman; T. B. Butler,
Oherokee; J. n. Park, Greenwood; W.
B. Wilson. Jr., York; J. 1). Blvins,
Dorchester, J. M. Greor, Union; and
A. M. Jeffries, Jasper.
The passage of the Manning reso
lution means that the second primary
for State offices will not be held next
Tuesday. Tho matter of the second
primary In the counties will be left
with the county executivo committee.
The committee tonight addressed a
message to the county Chairman re
questing that the second primary be
held next Tuesday In the counties.
Attorney representing Ira B. Jones
today filed an amended protest charg
ing illegal votes and fraud In every
county in the state.
mease Resolution Defeated.
A resolution introduced by E. S.
is lease, to provide a committee of j
five to assist the secretary of the com
mittee in preparing and tabulating
the returns of the primary election
was killed by a vote of 33 to 7.
The committee by a vote of 24 to
16, voted down tho resolution of Mr.
Bloase, to have the chairman appoint
three Bleaso supporters and three
Jones supporters on the, committee
under the Manning rosolutlon. Chair
man Evans discussed this resolution
and said that he presumed that every
man on the committee was honest
and that he would make the appoint
ments regardless of whether tliey
were Jones or Dlease supporters.
The protests of W. J. Talbert and
N. B. Dial, candidates for the United
States senate, against the election of
Senator B. H. Tillman. on the
grounds that he had not properly
filed his expense account, were read
before the committee by the secre
tary. A decision will be given In the
future by the committee.
Telegram from THIman.
Richard I. Manning, following the
adoption of his resolution requested
that he be not appointed as a mem
ber of the committee. The request
A telegram was received during the
day from Senator Tillman, In which
he stated he had already filed his ex
pense account with the secretary of
State uu two occasions. Ills expense
account amounted to $'250, the assess
The committee at the afternoon ses
sion named D. \V. Willis, of Spartan
burg, as a presidential elector to
take the place of T. J. Moore, who
failed to qualify. Dr. .1. ('. Mace, was
named to take the place of D. O. Mc
Coll, as an elector from the Sixth
congressional district, because he
failed to qualify. The constitution
provides that no man shall be elect
ed who holds an ofllce of trust.
RUNNING AT LAST.
No More "Thirty Day" Notices About
the Interurhan Cars Running Into
Greenwood, Sept. 6.?The first pas
senger car on the interurhan rolled
In this afternoon on Its own propell
ing machinery. On the car were vice
President W. S. Lee, General Manager
10. Thomason, O. J. Copeland, land
and industrial agent; Mr. C. S. Alltn,
freight and passenger agent, and Mr.
Burris, of the trllllc department, and
The car came In unheralded and
unannounced, but soon was surround
ed by a crowd of admiring citizens.
General Manager Thomason says a
through passenger service will be in
operation between here and Anderson
Inside of three weeks. There is only
a short break now to be closed up
between here and Honea Path.
Freight trains are being carried
through every day, part of the way
by steam locomotives. In three weeks
all steam power will be discarded.
Vice President W. S. Lee was de
lighted with the condition of the
roadbed and the^ progress made and
being made on the line. For the pres
ent the Interurhan will have a joint
agency here with tho Seaboard. Mr.
R. B. Norris, the popular and effi
cient Seaboard agent is in charge. The
new pasenger cars are splendidly fit
ted up and have every known con
trivance for convenience and com
Card of Thanks.
Editor The Advertiser:
IM< ase allow me space to give ex
pression to some extent the deep grat
itude I feel to all those whose loyal
support in the recent election enabled
me to win over a worthy opponent.
While joining my friends In some
elation at success, 1 have nothing but
good feeling for those who felt it their
duty to support my competitors and
shall harbor no feeling of resentment
against any one. I am gratified that
the contest was conducted on a high
I shall strive to do m.v duty to all
and trust that the confidence; reposed
In mo by the people shall not prove
to have boon misplaced.
J. Waddy Thompson.
Sept. 5th. 1012.
Eat and Drink What You Want When
ever Y'ou Want it.
Don't you know that a whole lot of
this indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis,
catarrh of the stomach talk Is all non
Don't you know that fermentation
of fond in the stomach causes nearly
all stomach troubles.
Don't you know that MI-O-XA Stom
ach Tablets compounded from the best
proscription for stomach distress e\i r
written, will put your troublesome
stomach In fine condition, or money
MI-O-NA Stomach Tablets give In
stant relief. Take them for gas, sour
ness, heaviness, heartburn, or after
dinner distress. Keep them with you
and take them regularly until your
stomach Is strong and vigorous. T^arge
box 50 cents, at Laurens Drug Co.
The Electric Sign
Of the Palace of Sweets will guide
you to the most popular place In town.
Hester's Report Shows thait over Four
.Million More Bales liaised than
New Orleans, September 5.?The cot
ton crop of the South for the year
ending August 31. 1912, according to
statistics compiled by H. O. Hester,
secretary of the New Orleans Cotton
Exchange, exceeded that of the pre
vious year by 4,018,331 bales, yet its
money value was $107,074,825 loss.
This was due as much to the low grade
of the crop as to the decrease in the
price resulting from over-production.
It was the lowest In grade of any
crop for the past ten years, the aver
age being strictly low middling to
middling, comparing with a slight
shade under strict middling last year.
Mr. Hester says that an acreage In
coiton "larger than ever before culti
vated in tlie Southern States induced
by the high prices of the two previ
ous years, uniformly dry and hot
weather during the growing season,
a very late frost and a long open fall
for harvesting all combined towards
the production of a crop larger by 2,
300,000 bales than ever before record
ed. A further important factor, lie
says, which contributed towards tho
success of this monster crop was that
the boll weevil was greatly reduced
in numbers over its entire range.
This, he says, according to the bu
reau of entomology of the United
States department of agriculture, re
sulted from a combination of climatic
influences extending over a period of
about three years, and so unfavorable
were conditions that tho Insect was
exterminated in an area covering
abet 23,000 square miles in the north
western portion of Texas and the wes
tern portion of Oklahoma.
For middling the average price per
pound of 10.16 cents compares with
14.60 cents per pound last year. 14.37
cents the year before and 9.46 in l'.ios
The total value of the crop, compar
ed with the previous live years, is as
Comparisons of Value.
191 l-li'.16,138,426 $810,280,764
1909- in.10,609,668 $778,S?l | .005
The value of the crop for the past
year, as stated, was $810.280,TCI. to
which, if the value of the cotton seed
is added, the actual producing worth
of the Southern farms would be $937,
710,073. Last year the total value, in
cluding seed, was $1,030,133,527, so
that for a crop embracing 4.018,000
bales more cotton and 1,822.000 tons
more seed the South received near
$92,500,060 less In money.
Mr. Hester approximates the actual
growth at 16,501,000 bales and says
that notwithstanding the enormous
quantity produced very little old cot
ton remained In the cotton belt at the
close of the season and of that more
than one-half was held In stock by
Southern mills. He approximates the
amount of old cotton left over at "?16,
Col. Hester states that during the
past year there was the heaviest con
sumption of American cotton on rec
ord, exceeding the previous maximum
of 190S-09 by 1.358.000 hales.
In reference to American mills, Mr.
Hester says the year's operations have
shown greater activity than ever be
fore In the history of cotton manufac
tures. After two seasons of unprofit
able business values were re adjusted
on a more satisfactory basis und with |
an abundant supply the mills North ?
and South materially exceeded their
largest previous consumption.
He put the world's consumption of
American cotton at 1 1,."? 15.000 bales, an
Increase over last year of 2,461,000
bales and over the year before last of
In the South Mr. Hester makes the
consumption 384,451 balesj over last
year and 402,764 over the year before.
The year's consumption In the South
was divided as follows:
States? Bales, Increase.
Alabama. 262,459 , 27,925
Arkansas. 9,274 3,676
Georgia. 691,376 79.844
Kentucky. 28,531 7.425
Louisiana. 14,657 4.994
Mississippi. 30,975 1.675
Missouri. 19,689 6.049
North Carolina .. 841,841 126.194
South Carolina . . 732.997 102,473
Tennessee. 76,283 7.864
Texas. 46,406 8.190
Oklahoma. 5,745 2.068
Virginia. 83,879 2.074
UNION MEETING. *
The Union Mooting of the Second
and Third Division of the Laurens
Association will be hold with the Pop
lar Springs Church on Saturday and
Sunday, September, 28-29.
10.30?Devotional exercises led by T.
S. Langs ton.
1st. Query?Are people saved only at
protracted meetings? Why? T. H.
Drown, J. O. Martin, J. A. Pieck.
2nd Query?Discussion of Romans8:9,
"But If any man hath not the spirit
of Christ he is none of His". W. A.
Baldwin, H. L. Baggott.
3rd Query?Christian education: where
is it to be obtained? What as to its
importance? Has it any dangers, if
so what are they? R. A. Cooper. W.
?itii Query?Why state Missions in
South Carolina? L. S. Shoaly, C. It.
10:30?Why go to Sunday school af
ter twenty years of age? After fif
ty? After sixty? C. II. Roper, II.
Missionary sermon by .1. A. Brock.
The homo: The responsibility of es
tablishing a home. The obligations
of the parents to the children. The
relation of the home to society and
government. 11. H. Mahon, T. S.
Langston, B. I\ Mitchell.
The Union of the Fourth Division of
Laurens Association win meet with the
Mountville Baptist church, Saturday,
September 28, 1012, 10:30 A. M.
10:30?Devotional service led by T.
11:00?The Sonshlp of Bellevers?(1)
What it involves as to God. (2) What
it involves as to the believer. John
1:12, 13, and references. It. 1*.
Mitchell. Wade II. PillSOIl, T. A.
Lynch, Bills A. Fuller.
11;45?Scriptural limitation and mean
ing of ' The Fnthorhod of God ami
the Brotherhood of Man". .1. A. Mar
tin, w. c. Turner, .1. H. Wharton, w
12:30?Intermission for dinner.
2:00?What. Is the rest remaining to
the people of (Jod? Heb. 3rd and 4th
chapters. M. L. Nelson, .1. C. Mil
ler, W. B. Fuller, .1. C. .lacks, .lohn
W. Fowler, T. A. Lynch.
2:4fi?Family government and period
ical and other prevalent literature
as hindrances, or helps, to Christian
progress. .1. H. Motes. S. H. (Jog
ans, W. I'. Turner, B. P. Mitchell,
W. C. Wharton.
3:30?Exposition of I leb. 6:1-8. .1. A.
Martin, .1. II. Wharton.
Sunday Morning, Sept. 20.
10:00?Prayer and song service. .1. II.
10:30?The S. S. teacher's task and op
portunity. Ellis A Fuller, .1. O
Denny, W. E. Griffin.
11:00?A pastor's instruction class
and other organized means of Chris
tian development and usefulness in
our churches. W. I'. Culbortson,
.lohn T. Robertson.
11:30?Missionary sermon by Rev. B.
P. Mitchell or Rev. .1. A. Martin.
w. P, Culbortson,
Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank all my friends for
the many acts of kindness shown mo
during the recent campaign and those
especially who supported mo on Aug.
Joseph G. Sullivan, Jr.
Quite a Few Trunks.
When it comes to hauling big loads.)
Eichelberger Bros, take the cake. J.
C, Burns & Co. received a big ship
ment of trunks several days ago and
called on the Eichelbergers to bring
up them. The boys were In a lit
tle hurry that day and wanted to get
the work done right away, so they got
out one of the two horse teams and
piled 70 trunks on It. The trunks
were not small ones either, some of
them being about as large as they
make them. Seventy trrnks ate quite
a few trunks and when they are plied
up on one wagon, they make a specta
Free trial package of Conkey's Lice
Powder and big 80>-p&ge Poultry
Book for one week only at Palmetto
HOItllKI) MY GYPSIES!
Laurens County Negro lias Consider*
able Trouble Getting Redress Aftor
Being Helicved at' $10.
Tho following appeared In the Ab
beville Press and Banner last week:
Considerable interest was created in
Abbeville the past week by the deten
tion of a band of gypsies on a charge
Of having stolen $10 from a negro
named Jim Phelphs. The theft was
alleged to have been committed in
Laurens county. Three separate war
rants wero Issued, the first calling
for the arrest of "one gypsy." This
warrant proved to be defective and
was not honored, but one of the wom
en of the hand, Pola Marlco, mother of
five children, was detained for a while
but finally made her departure. A
second warrant was issued in Lau
rens county calling for the arrest of
"a band of gypsies," but this was not
honored for the same reason, when a
third warrant calling for the arrest
of "John Doe" for the thert of $lu on
"Aug. 30," when Orogat'lo Juans, the
party sought to be arrested under this
warrant had been In the custody of
the oUlcers since the night of Aug. 29.
being held on suspicion. Attorney J.
Prank Cllnkscalcs, representing tin
defendant, appeared before Judge F.
B. Gary and secured a writ of habeas
Corpus, under which Orogario was
released and the entire party of gyp
The negro Phelphs claimed that the
gypsies had robbed him of $-10 en
trusted to his care by his employer for
the purpose of paying off his employ
ees. The negro told several different
stories as to the manner in which he
had been relieved of Iiis money.
The gypsies offered to compromise
the case, tendering ilrst $10 and then
$:").", which tho other demanded but
when offered contended for $05. The
offer to compromise, the gypsies claim
was not an admittance ot guilt, but
the detention of "I people and 31 hors
es was putting them to an expense of
$."it) per day, and they preferred to set
tle the matter rather than be longer
When last heard of Orcgarlo Juans
and his tribe wero making their way
to Georgia, with tho avowed purpose
of giving South Caroline a wide berth
CAT A UK II
Dosing the stomach won't kill Ca
tarrh germs. Neither will sprays,
douches, snuffs, or ointments.
The quickest way to kill germs Is
to breathe deep into the lungs the va
porized air of Booth's HYOMBI.
As this antiseptic air passes over
tho sore s|K)ts infested with Catarrh
germs, it not only destroys them, but
heals the inflamed membrane and
stops the discharge of mucus.
Then hawking, spitting, snuffing,
crusts in nose and foul breath will
disappear, and vile, disgusting Catarrh
will be conquered.
A complete HYOMBI outfit, which
includes a hard rubber inhaler, only
costs $1.00. Extra bottles, If after
wards needed, .".0c: and Laurens Drug
Co. is authorized to refund your money
We want your business and wo arc
going to have it?upon theso grounds
we are going to soli you the same
goods or better goods for less
money. Red Iron Hacket. J. C. Burns
& Co., Laurons. S. I .
Take notice that on the 21st day of
Septembor, I Will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate o? Jasper I
McColl, deceased, in the office of the '
Judge of Probate of Laurens county
at II o'clock, a. m.. and on tho same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trust as Administrator.
Any persons Indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said dato,
duly proven, or be forever bartred.
W. HELTON OWENS,
August 21, 1912.?1 mo.
Take notice that on tho 4th, day of
October, 1912, We will render a llnal
account of our acts and doings as
Administrators of the estate ot ' . W.
L. Teague, deceased, In tho office
of the Judge of Probat? of Laureu?
county at 11 o'clock, a. m'., and on
the same day will apply for a fluni
discharge from our truBta as Adminis
Any persons Indebted to said ostate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
prosent them on or before said date,
duly proven, or bo forever barred.
J. H. Wharton.
B. W. Teague,
Sept. 4. 1912.?1 mo.
We Want YOUR Support
Trade at The Big Store
Votejfor the Best Men,
Fresh water-ground Corn
Some more of Kingan's
F. F. V. Hams.
Just arrived new Henry
Clay Flour, lOOper cent pure,
the very best Flour maae.
We keep Cotton Seed Meal,
Bran and Short? and Chicken
Feed. Cotton-picking Sheets
now ready for you.
While you are talking pol
itics with the Big Chief,
Don't forget to trade with
50 bushels of new Seed
Rye just in. Seed Barley
and Crimson Clover coming.
Red Rust Proof Oats ready
A fresh stock of White
Satin Flour, the kind you
like so well. Also some
Half Patent Flour that is
Laurens, S. C.
It inatantly corrects all unploasant
symptoms and quickly euros DYSPEP
HIA., Hourtbum, Oastritis, roliovos that
bloated and heavy fnnlinK, rest-ores
digontion and makes you healthy, vigor
ouRiiixl happy DlOll ami *omfn. If you
would 'it well, sloop woll and enjoy all
tho b. lOflta that a sound stomach in
sures try it at onco.
"Write lor " Lecture on Dyspepsia."
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Office In Simmons, Building
Phono: Office No. 86; Residence 21v
Jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Featheraton
W. B. Knight
Dr. T. L. Timmermar
People's Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
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