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Urges Immediate Action In
BLEASE COULD WIN
In a Strong Letter to .lohn Gary Ev
ans the Senior Senator says People
will not Stand for Counting Blouse
out. Fears Negro May Again Hold
Balance of Power In this State Un
less the Primary Is Saved.
Expressing an earnest desire of im
mediate action in the matter of Inves
tigating the alleged frauds and Irregu- i
larities of the recent primary held in
South Carolina, and condemning what
he deems the arbitrary action of
Chairman W. F. Stevenson, of the in
vestigating committee, appointed by
the State Democratic executive com
mittee, the Hen. J. D. Bivens, of Dor
chester, a member of what has been
termed the Blease faction of the in
vestigating committee, gave ?out for
publication last night a letter from
Senator B. R. Tillman to tho Hon.
John Gary Evans, chairman of the
State Democratic executive committee
in which Senator Tillman marvelling
at the forbearance and patience dis
played by the Blcaseites at the delay
in declaring the election or taking ac
tion of some kind, urges the state
chairman to proceed with dispatch,
lest the temper of the people of South
Carolina be tried beyond endurance,
and lest the method now being em
ployed send the Democratic party in
tills state to "the dcmnltion bow
As Tillman Views It.
Senator Tillmans' reference to Gov
ernor Moses is of particular interest,
In view of his statements on the same
subject on a former occasion. In his
letter to Chairman Evans, Senator
Tillman says: "I have enough faith
In the people of South Carolina to be
lieve that, while, it will be a bitter
dose to have Blease as governor, they
had rather have him one hundred
times than to have Moses or a man
like him." The reference to Moses,
contained In the open letter to Gov
ernor Blease, published September 1,
is as follows: "If you (addressing|
Gov. Blease) can clear yourself of the
foul accusations made against you In
the governor's office, and will pursue
a wholly different policy hereafter,
there is some future for you In the
state yet If you do not, your name
will do down in history as tho very
worst native South Carolinian who
was ever governor, Moses not except
Senator Tillman states that "many
Jones men do not stomach cheating or
any such high handed proceedings as
are going on." 1
Senator Tillnian's Letter.
The letter written by Senator Till
man to the Hon. John Gary Evans,
chairman of the State DemcraVlc com
mittee, is as follows:
Trenton, S. C, September 12, 1912.
The Hon. John Gary Evans, Spar
tanburg, S. C.?Dear John: I have
seen In the morning papers the
protest of the three Blease mem
bers of the sub-committee appoint
ed by the State committee. It is a
sensible, judicious, patriotic utter
ances. If you do not exert your in
fluence to hurry things up and stop
this dawdling and fooling about, the
whole committee will be forever dam
ned in the estimation of all decent
people. What is worse, the Demo
cratic party will go to the demnltlon
bow-wows. White men will not tol
erate any such impudent tinkering
with their rights. We had better have
ten years of Blease than to have the
negro brought back roto our politics
as the balance of power between our
white people. Unless all signs fall,
that is Inevitable. Neither will the
people of this state stand for count
ing Blease out without justification.
Already valuable time has been lost,
and the more delay before declaring
tho result of the primary the more
angry the people become, and the
more ready to vote for an independ
en or for the devil before they will
tamely submit to have their will nul
lified. It was all very well for white
people to cheat negroes in 1876 and
1878 and even into 1880, but white
men will not tolerate having othor
white men cheat them. You are re
sponsible In the eyes of the people for
the tinkering that Is going on now,
anil every duy you loslug friends by
it. There is absolutely no justifica
tion for the dawdling and delay that
has already taken place. It seems to
he the intention of the sub-committee
to continue indefinitely. The Blease
ites have shown remarkable self-con
trol. They are watching and the peo
ple are watch too. I have enough
faith In the people of South Carolina
to believe that, while it will be a bit
ter dose to have Blease as governor,
they had rather have him one hundred
times than to have a Moses or a man
like him. If the entire committee does
not meet with the Blease members of
the committee Monday and begin to
investigate where it is necessary, I
see no earthy power that can prevent
Blease from running Independently
in November and sweeping the State,
for a great many Jones men do not
stomach cheating or any such high
handed proceedings as are going on.
I do not like to have the appearance
of meddling with things which do not
concern me, but it is of vital Impor
tance to me and to every patriotic
South Carolinian to save the primary.
But it is of more vital concern to save
the Democratic party, and as sure as
you are living the unity of the Demo
cratic party is very much in jeopardy
(Signed) B. R, Tillman.
Curd of Thanks.
Editor The Advertisoi :
Please allow me space to give ex
pression to some extent the deep grat
itude I feel to all those who support
ed me in the second primary, and to
say, that I have nothing but good feel
ing toward 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 hl?h
plane. I feel a deep interest in the
welfare of Laurens county, especially
In the public highways, and will do
all I can to promote the same.
Very respectfully yours.
T. Mac lioper.
IN MEMORlAM |
Two Little Angels
On August the 5th little Zachie, the
two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John
H. Balentinc was taken to Heaven.
On August the f 9th, little Ama,
the rosebud only a few months old,
of Mr. and Mrs. .lames Redden, passed
B^Mi are now happy little angels,
rejoicing in their new home. They
were sufferers here but are ever free
now. Their little lives and affections
had so enter-woven themselves with
fathers and mothers, till hearts were
broken when they were taken. 1 tut
they are angels that will ever beckon
father and mother to come up and
live with them In their happy home.
Both were grandsons of Mr. and
Mrs. (5. W, Davis, who loved them as
their own. Their little bodies were
laid to rest at Poplar Springs.
Card of Thanks.
Editor The Advertiser:
Please allow me.space in your pa
per to return my most sincere thanks
to the good people of Laurens county
for the very Mattering support they
gave me in the recent election, and to
say that I shall endeavor to do my
duty to the best of my ability.
.1. B. Ilitt.
Cross Hill, Sept. 11, 1012.
County Medical Society.
The Laurens County Medical Society
will hold its next regular meeting at
Clinton on Monday, 23rd inst. at 3 p.
This will be a scientific session, de
voted to some practical and very in
Every regular practioner of Laurens
county is cordially invited to attend.
T. L. W. Bailey, Pres.
Many Driven From Home.
Every year, in many parts of the
country, thousands aro driven from
their home by coughs and lung dis
eases. Friends and business are left
behind for other climates, but this is
costly and not always sure. A better
way?the way of multitudes?is to use
Dr. King's New Discovery and cure
yourself at home. Stay right there,
with your friends, and take this safe
medicine. Throal and lung troubles
find quick relief and health returns.
Its help In coughs, colds, grip, croup,
whooping-cough and sore lungs make
it a iopltlve blessing. .">0 cents ar,d
$1.00. Trial bottle free. Guaranteed
by The Laurens Drug Co. and The
Palnvit Drug Co.
IN ROYAL VAULT
Emblems of Wealth und Toner Placed
Its Hosting Place.
Kioto, Japan. Sept. 14.?The body
of the late Emperor Mutsuhlto was
placed tonight In the Imperial mauso
leum at Monoyama, an Imperial estate
about ave miles from Kioto, as Mut
suiiito bad desired.
Great crowds had gathered along
the roadway to Monoyama. A double
line of soldiers nnd sailors flanked the
route, which, cutting through famous
tea fields, had been built up to a
height of GO feet in some places, and
terminated in a court of honor about
two miles square in front of the
On arrival at Monoyama the casket
was removed from the train nnd
placed on a funeral palaquln, borne by
100 farmers of Ya/.e village in gray
hemp costumes. Approaching the
burial hall the panelled doors were
thrown open, revealing a stand on
which the cabinet was placed.
Borne to Tomb.
Prince Eushimi, cousin of the late
emperor, and Prince Kan-ln, the rep
resentative of Emperor Yosblblto, and
the princess, representing the other
members of the imperial family, en
tered and took up their allotted places,
While the officials assembled to the
right and left. A black curtain was
dropped over the doorway. The top
of the palanquin was removed and
the casket placed on a carrier which
bore it to the tomb, all on the plateau
bowing to the ground in final rever
Immediately following the palan
quin chamberlains canted on a low
table a pair of Imperial sandals cov
ered with wihte damask silk, an an
cient custom. Amid prayers and the
chanting of dirges, the procession
moved to the burial hall.
The vault in which the emperor's
body was placed is of great antiquity,
circular in shape, with three steps
running around the side. The in
terior is 15 feet by 20 feet in dimen
sion, while the outside diameter is
SO feet and a large space of ground
has been laid out around it as sacred.
The interior is lined with granite,
and at the four corners of the stone
covering four clay figures are buried
in accordance with the custom of an
cient times when figures of men. birds
or beasts were burled to guard the
Before the coffin was covered earth
was thrown upon it and the burial hall
in which the tomb stands was decor
ated with white silk curtains, while
the great divine trees, the "sun" and
"moon" banners, caskets of bows and
arrows, halberds, shields, gongs and
drums were placed all about.
At each side of the oratory a lan
tern was lighted and the doors of the
burial hall were thrown open. Oder
ings of sacred food contained in five
earthenware holders were then placed
In front of the tomb.
Prince Kan-ln road an address and
with the representatives of the impe
rial family knelt and worshipped the
spirit of the dead. These were fol
lowed by the Imperial princes and
others present. The offerings were
then withdrawn and the doors of the
burial ball closed, Concluding the
Barksdale, Sept. 14.?Miss. Morris of
Greenville is the guest of Miss Lola
Miss Sara Monroe and mother, are
the guests of Mrs. B. C. Burns.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Putnam are
happy over the arrival of a fine
daughter, born Sept. 8th, at the home
of Mrs. W. A. Putnam.
The protracted meeting has been go
ing on at Highland Home church for
two weeks, the attendance has been
splendid and much good accomplish
Mr. Elmer E. Putnam left on the
10th for Bristol, Va.-Tenn., whore he
takes charge of the mueic department
in Virginia Intennont College.
An article that has real merit should
in time become popular. That such i
Is the case with Chamberlain's Cough]
Remedy has* been attested by many
dealers. Here is one of them. H. W.
Ifondlckson, Ohio Falls Ind., writes,
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the
for coughs, colds and croup, and is
my best seller." For sale by all deal
Guards of ( lay.
Lust of Gang of lllllsvillc Shooters I
Captured In Des Koines, story of
Cincinnati, Sept. 15.?Handcuffed,
guarded by three stalwart detectives
and accompanied by the girl who un
consciously gave the police the clue
to their hiding place, Sldna Allen
and his nephew, Wesley Edwards,
I who took part in the shooting up a
court nt Hillsville, Va., on March 14
last, and who were arrested yester
day, arrived here tonight from Des
I Moincs on the way back to the scene
of the crime. The trip proved un
eventful, Chief of eDtectlves Baldwin
stating that the prisoners were Ideal
in behavior and in far from a de
jected frame of mind. With the ex
ception of Miss Maude lroler. whose
love for Wesley Edwards led the de
tectives to Iiis hiding place, the en
tire party apparently relished their
food and even the exchanging of
jokes was not Infrequent on the
The younger of the two prisoners
as well as the girl herself were- so
licitious in having a rumor denied
thai she had deliberately betrayed
her BWeothenrt, Wesley Edwards. De
tective Baldwin corroborated their
statements and told the story of the
events leading up to the capture to
prove that the girl was no traitor to
lion Detectives (Jot Clues.
He said that when Edwards left
Mount Airy, X. C, the girl's home,
he had left $50 with her to bo used
to join him when he was safely sec
reted. The money was stolen and
then replaced and in this manner
Miss Holer's father learned of it. De
tective Baldwin stated that he had
two of his men working on the lroler
farm and in this way learned of a
correspondence between the girl and
"The remainder is easy," said
Baldwin. "We watched her. When
she left, these two men, Lucas and
Monday, followed her and I was
right behind them on the next train.
You know the story of the arrests
and that is all there is to it."
The party left for Koanoke, Va.,
at 8 o'clock tonight, over the Norfolk
& Western railroad, expecting to ar
rive there tomorrow at noon.
With the exception of desiring to
correct the statement concerning
Miss Holer, neither Edwards nor AI
!en would talk tonight, confining
their conversation to: "its too warm
? PEA RIDGE. ?
Pea Ridge, Sept. 14.?Mrs. Steve
Taylor. Miss Willie Sexton and Mr.
Hoy Taylor of Laurens visited Mrs. O.
P. Goodwin Wednesday.
Mrs. P. B. Bailey and daughter. An
nie spent Thursday with Mrs. R, O.
Mr. M. A. Sumerel and family spent
Wednesday in Clinton.
Prof. R. Fair Goodwin left last
Thursday for Rlchblirg, S. C, to take
charge of his school.
Mrs. Clarence Sanders and children
spent Wed. ay with Mrs. N. .1. An
Miss Corn Workman spent Friday
With Mrs. Victor Weathers.
Mrs. E. M. Cunningham and Mrs. N.
.1. Anderson visited Mrs. R, O. Hair
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Blakely and Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Rowland and chil
dren spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. .1. C. Holt of Laurens was a vis
itor on the Ridge Friday night.
WORDS FRO.if HOME
Statements That May be Investigated.
Testimony of Laurens Cibixens.
"When a Laurens citizen comer, to
the front, telling his friends and
neighbors of his experience, you can
rely on his sincerity. The statements
of people residing In far away places
do not command your confidence.
Home endorsement is the kind that
backs Doan's Kidney Pills. Such tea
timony is convincing. Investigation
proves It true. Below Is a statement
of a Laurens resident. No stronger
proof of merit can be had.
W. P. Shealy, 426 E. Main St.. Tho
rens, S. C, says: "My back was In
bad shape and I was hardly nble to
get about. I was advised to try Doan's
Kidney Pills and did so. The contents
of one box brought me complete re
lief. I recommend this remedy high
For sale, by all dealers. Price r.O
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the oamo Doan's- and
take no other.
OFFICIAL RETURNS OF SECOND
Primary Election, Sep. 10th.
Laurent No. i.
Laurens No 2
HoiIKe of Kcp.
40 j 56
76 j 222
?r>f. 10 24
oi :tn' 2uK
244 212 17!i
160 i.%ti is
44 31 I?
70 til 71
12? US. 411
27 2,r. .'-I
HH1 1K? 22
osi ooj :<.ri
r.2 66 17
2211 1061 172(1
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Store and lot. Also nice new dwelling of
Jno. M. Moore. Store near Laurens Mill. Good
proposition?see us at once.
Splendid lot and three room House on Sullivan
street opposite Mr. J. J. Pluss at a bargain.
Good House and lot on Martin Street.
Fine Farm known as Polly Franks place, four
miles above Laurens, near Greenville and Laurens
road. 100 acres worth the money we can sell it
Home Trust Co.
N. B. DIAL, C. H. ROPER,
President. Sec. & Treas.
LAUKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
The march of the seasons demands a different outfit.
The flimsy textures of Summer must soon give place to
something heavier. The arrival of Fall Goods is an
nounced through the press and as the season approaches
it is always a matter of concern what shall he worn.
Dame Fashion has decreed for the make up for Coat Suits.
Whipcords, Diagonals and serges are the proper weaves.
Mere is shown complete lines of these goods both of for
eign and domestic manufacture in Black and Colors.
Special value in Messaline Silks. Just opened a
line of Novelty Waisting, the choicest designs and color
ings we have ever shown at the price, 25CLS a yard_see
Throughout the several departments in Hosiery,
Table Linen, Underwear, Domestics and Notions. Special
care has been exercised in the telection and if style,
quality and price are considered by intending buyers we
venture the assertion that these goods will bear favorable
comparison with any values to be found in the market.
W. Q. WILSON & CO.