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COLE L BLEASE DECLARED NOMINEE
FOR GOVERNOR OVER IRA B. JONES
Recommends Change In
ON OCTOBER 15TH.
The Sub-Conimittee did not Find
Enough Evidence of Fraud to Justi
fy it in Recommending a Second
Primary. No action Reported on
? (Sp<"clul wire to The Advertiser) ;;
! Columbia, Oct. 1, 4:26 p. m. ? ?
) Mouse declared regular nom- !!
* inee. Next primary October ) J
Signed S. D. L. <!
Columbia, Oct. 1.?The sub-commit
tee in its report to the state execu
tive committee this afternoon stated
that it had not found sufficient evi
dence of fraud to warrant a change
in the result of the first primary. The
committee is stfll In session with
a mass of evidence before It but
this part of the report means that
Blease will be declared the nominee.
The committee will likely be in ses
sion a large part of the afternoon.
The state democratic executive com
mittee met promptly at noon in the
library of the state house with a full
attendance. Committees were ap
pointed to tabulate and canvass the
returns of the election and to hear
contests which came up from Beaufort
and Georgetown counties.
Johp J. McMahan was chosen elec
tor at large by acclamation to tako
the place of J. E. McDonald, who is
The Ilidgelund county committee
was ordered to hold a second pri
mary for supervisor, the nominee hav
ing died. The state committee then
took a recess until 2:30 to give the
committees time to finish their work.
It's practically assured that Blease
is going to be declared the nominee
for governor. Senator B. It. Till man
is attending the sessions of the com
mittee and a large number of specta
tors are present.
The report of the sub-committee
named to investigate the charges of
fraud in connection with the recent
primary election in South Carolina
was submitted to the state executive
committee of the democratic party
here this afternoon.
"We recommend that the state ex
ecutive committee call a convention
of the state democratic convention late
next August when no political cam
paign Is on, to construct a uow-consti
tution and rules which shall require
such method of identification of the
voters as shall render repeating or
other fraudulent methods of voting
impossible or at least difficult and
"And we also recommend tbat the
legislature take action along the same
line and provide severe punishment
for anyone viola'ing the statutes reg
ulating primaries and give the execu
tive committees of political parties
power to investigate and call for pa
pers and examine and swear witnesses
and punish for contempt and thus give
the party power to protect itself.
"And we also recommend tbat
whereas the vote shows violation of
the statutes now in effect the mom
hers of the executive committee and
tho respective county chairmen do re
quest the solicitor to prosecute the
same In their respective counties."
The report shows Blease the nomi
The city police and the rural po
licemen have been busy for the past
few days rounding up vagrants. The
officers of tho law are determined that
this loafing must stop. A total of
$2S0 In fines has been Imposed on
vagrants within tho past several
O. TT. Babb Appointed.
Columbia, Sept. 27.?Osoar W.
Babb, assistant adjutant general, has
been named by the governor as a
member of tho military board to
tako tho placo made vacant by tho
resignation of John O. Richards, Jr.
TEACHERS OF COUNTY
WILL MEET HERE
Next Saturday an Educational Bally
Will be Held In City School Audi
torium. Several Prominent Speak
ern and Fine .Musical Program.
Next Saturday beginning at 10
o'clock the teachers of Laurens coun
ty will hold a special session, the pur
pose of which is the perfection of ah
organization whose aim will be the
general improvement of the schools
of the county. There will be two ses
sions of the meeting, the morning
session will be taken up with address
es by prominent speakers, among them
being State Superintendent of Edu
cation J. E. Swearingen. During this
session some of the most gifted Lau
rens musicians will entertain the au
dience. The afternoon session will be
taken up with business, the organ
ization, election of officers, etc. The
program for the morning is as fol
Prayer..Rev. C. F. Rankln
Instrumental Solo ..Miss Carol Roper
Our Purpose.Mr. G. L. Pitts
Address.Mr. J. E. Swearingen
Solo.Mrs. H. K. Alken
Address.Mr. B. L. Jones
Solo.Miss Mary Todd
Instrumental Solo, Miss Frances Davis
Prizes Offered to Schools.
In connection with the meeting of
the county teachers, Miss Wil Lou
Gray, Rural School Supervisor of Lau
rens County, has arranged to have the
various prizes offered to the schools
on exhibition at S. M. and E. H. Wllkes
& Company's store. These prizes in
clude a piano given by the prominent
music people of Greenville, John II.
Williams Co., to be contested for by
the schools of this county.
There will also be an exhibition of
the articles given by or through Lau
rens Arm for use In the model kitch
ens which will be established by Miss
Wil Lou Gray. These articles are the
gifts of S. M. & K. H. Milkes & Co\,
Leverett Furniture Co., and Laurens
NEW SUNDAY TRAIN.
Morning and Evening Train to Co
lumbia on Sunday. Change of Sched
ule of Dally Evening Train.
The Columbia, Newberry and Lau
rens railroad has announced that af
ter next Sunday it will operate a Sun
day morning and evening passeiu',<>r
train between Columbia and Laurens.
The train to be known as No. 50, will
leave Columbia at S o'clock, arriving
in Laurens at 11.04. Train No. f>l will
leave Laurens In the evening at 6.36
and will arrive in Columbia at 9.KS.
Neither of these trains will carry
mail. These trains will be operated
on Sunday only.
It has also been announced that,
beginning on the same date, the daily
except Sunday mixed train which
heretofore has left Laurens for Co
lumbia at G.40 p. m.. will leave nearly
two hours earlier, at 4.T>0 p. m. This
train does not run on Sunday.
Death of * Child.
Martha Ann Babb, the little two
year old child of Mr. and Mrs. ('. I,.
Babb, formerly of this place but now
of Greenville, died at the home of tue
parents in the latter city Sunday. The
body was brought to Laurens Monday
afternoon and Interred in the family
plot in tue Laurens cemetery, a large
number of friends of the family be
ing present to witness the sad rites.
The services were conducted by Rev.
L. P. McGee.
Laurens County Mau Honored.
Dr. W. A. Medlock has been elect
od to the Chair of Chemistry In At
lanta College of Pharmacy. He Is en
gaged In the drug business in Atlanta
and he and his brother, J. Edward,
have one of the loading pharmacies
of that city. The many friends through
out the county will be glad to know of
his election. Dr. Medlock Is a grad
uate of Wofford college, '97 and of At
lanta College of Pharmacy '01.
Last Chance to Register.
The county board of registration
has been in session several days this
week and will close the books today.
Those who have not registered and
wish to do so, should call today and
get certificates. The board is In ses
sion over the Judge of probate's office.
Take Your Citizenship Seriously!
In its issue of September 9, the Richmond (Va.) Times
Dispatch printed a short editorial, says Win, J. Bryan, that
ought to be read in every precinct, in every state of the union
and posted up on every schoolhouse. and in every counting
room and factory of the land. Here it is: "There is noth
ing more important than that we should take our citizenship
seriously. Some people take it ns a joke, some as a game, some
as a selfish purpose and some as a chance to help friends or
grind axes. No man is worthy of citizenship unless he regards
it as a mission and uses It for the common good to free bis
fellowmen from every kind of servitude and oppression and
make them their own levers to raise themselves to better estate.
Citizenship is a duty, and every man who has a high ideal of
life, who makes it brave and serviceable, has a right to be call
ed a citizen and no other should be enrolled upon the roll of
honor. A citizen is a man who honors his city, his state and
his nation by living and doing good. Such a one regards citi
zenship seriously. The duty of citizenship is committed to
each man as a trust to be discharged always for the common
welfare and the higher purpose. A ballot is to he used for
the benefit of mankind and not for the advantage of individ
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
$20,000 Addition to City
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Millinery Openings of Loading Mor
fhunt? to be Centers of Attraction
Today* Children of the Confederacy
.Wool and are Addressed by Capt.
Clinton. Oct. 1.?For two days the
electric lights were cut off entirely
on account of tin- installation of new
machinery in the power house. The
additions to the power plant have cost
the town $20,000. They will enable the
authorties to furnish a much better
service and will justify the adoption
of electricity as a motor power in va
rious small industries and home labor
On account of the absence of power
all the churches in town were closed
Sunday night except the Methodist.
Another House on Owens Hill.
The latest addition to the Owens
Hill settlement is a pretty two-story
house erected by Mr. Sam Adair. This
part of the town, which a few years
ago was Heids, is almost a distinct
village in itself now and one of the
most interesting parts of Clinton.
The Millinery Openings.
Tomorrow, October 2nd, is the date
for the fall display of millinery and
dry goods and notions at J. W. Cope
land's and Bailey Brothers. It is safe
to bet that nine out of ten Clinton
girls and ladies will spend the morn
ing down town and that many a fam
ily will sit down to hard rations at
noon. As usual the milliners and
those who have seen behind the scenes
say the hats will be prettier than ever
Children's Chapter ?. I). C.
On Friday afternoon at the residence
of the president, Miss Julia Owens,
the Rutledge Owens chapter, children
of the Confederacy, held their regular
September meeting. The program
was a most interesting one and was
carried out in a way to reflect credit
on the young people. The special fea
ture of it was a talk by Capt. Thomas
Duckett on his experiences in battles.
His hearers were greatly impressed by
what he told them and evinced their
interest by numerous questions .
Miss Mary Ruth ?opeland read a
very creditable paper on "Why South
Carolina Seceded." The members re
sponded to roll call by naming Con
federate generals, anfl then they sang
Dixie. There are about 30 members
of this chapter and great interest Is
displayed In Its work.
The "Rat Reception."
Every fall the Young Men's Chris
tian Association gives a reception to
welcome the new students and intro
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Prize List to Appear Next
HAVE BEEN ADDED
The Hurnl school Exhibits of Floats In
ti Big Parade Promises lo be the
Most Attractive Feature of the Fair.
Hench Show Another Feature.
It Is now just a little over two weeks
before the Laurens county fair will be
held. From all indications and re
ports the fair this year will equal and
eclipse the fair of last year and that
Is saying a great deal. Mr. VV. 1>.
Byrd, president of the fair associa
tion, has been seen ring premiums for
the many exhibits and these are both
beautiful and useful. He intended
turning the list over to Tbc? Advertis
er for publication this week but he
has been so successful in securing
prizes that lie did not feel willing to
let up just at this time. Tho full list,
however, will surely be published next
week. 'Die premium list was publish
ed last week and will probably bo
published against next week.
Secretary C. A. Power has been put
ting in a great deal of time getting
the lists and premiums classified. lie
states that he is very much pleased
with the outlook as evidences point
toward a magnificent fair and a mag
nificent crowd. Mr. Power has given
Some little time to gathering of facts
show tho beneficial results to be de
rived from the fair. Outside of the
educational benefits, the inspiration
and knowledge to b^ gained from tho
fair, Mr. Power has gathered a few
statistics showing instances where
money has been made at the fair. For
instance a Laurens merchant last year
spent considerable time writing and
Inquiring in other places lor a spe
cial variety of sweet potato. While
walking through the agricultural ex
hibits last year he saw exactly what
he wanted and, as a result the exhibi
tor sold his crop of potatoes to this
merchant at a good price. One lady,
besides other sales she made and put
on her order book, sold at the fair
last year five fancy chickens for %'.',o,
A farmer sold some fine pigs by show
ing them at the fair. A merchant who
had a display of farm implements from
which he made flvo sales. Another
man brought a sample of seed corn
to tho fair, received a $r>.00 Stetson
hat as a prize and then sold $17.50
worth of the corn Itself. Still anoth
er man brought a young colt to the
fair, won $20 in premiums and then
turned around and sold the colt. Num
erous other examples could be enum
erated where growers and raisers
profited by bringing their products to
the fair. In fact, tho fair grounds
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CITIZENS OF LAURENS DETERMINED
TO HAVE A COLLEGE IN THEIR MIDST
Will Last only One Day this Year
Instead of Two as Heretofore. List
The annual bazaar, held every year
by the ladles of the Methodist and
Presbyterian churches, will take place
this year Thursday, November 7th. As
usual, the bazaar will be held this
year In the armory of the Traynham
Guards. Instead of lasting two days,
as heretofore. It will last this year
but one day. The committee on the
appointment of committees has made
out a list of those ladies who are ask
ed to serve and they are printed be
The bazaar is always looked forward
to with great pleasure by the ladies
of Laurens and the surrounding towns.
A great many pretty articles of needle
work and other domestic handiwork
are always displayed for sale. Tho
proceeds are divided between the
charity societies of both churches.
The different committees are as fol
Mrs. YV. P. Childrcss, chairman
Mrs. W. Ft. Richey, Sr.
Mrs. B. A. Sullivan
Mrs. E. H. Wilkes.
Mrs. Rufus Dunlap.
Mrs. S. J. McDanield
Mrs. J. R. Little.
Mrs. W. II. Gilkerson.
Mrs. J. F. Rolt.
Mrs. W. R. Richey, Sr.
. Mrs. C. M. Clark.
Mrs. W. L. Gray, Chairman.
Mrs. W. R. McCuen.
Mrs. P. A. Simpson.
Mrs. .1. 1). Watts.
Mrs. Ross Young.
Mrs. A. I). Gray.
Mrs. A. C. Todd.
Mrs. B. F. Posey.
Mrs. .(no. Cannon.
Mrs. .1. II. Sullivan.
Mrs. C. I.. Poole.
Mrs. Arthur Taylor.
Mrs. C. W. Tune.
Mrs. Ft. E. Babb.
Mrs. J. IL Teaguc, Chairman.
Mrs. ('. II. Hicks.
Miss Lulle Eichelberger.
Mrs. W. I). Ferguson, Chairman.
Mrs. w. H. Anderson.
Mrs. .1. W. Danklin.
Mrs. .1. E. Clary.
Mrs. Eugene Hudgens.
Mrs. W. Ft. Uiclny, .Ii.
Mrs. Jno. Cannon.
Mrs. c. it. Bishop.
Mrs. C Ft. Bishop, Chairman.
Mrs. W. II. Washington.
Mrs. i-:. w. Copeland.
Miss Bessie Roland. Chairman.
Miss Willie ;ones.
Miss Bessie Todd.
Miss Minnie Babb.
Mrs. W. U. Richey. Sr
Mrs. C. M. Clark.
Mrs. Ii K. Aiken.
BIG SAI.i: OF KK \l i s I ATE.
Land Belonging to Estate of Mrs. Tal?
11! la Ii Irby Jones will he Sold at
Auction In November.
The large tract of land lying Just
beyond the C. & W. C. railway on
South Hnrper street, belonging to the
estate of the late Mrs. Tallulah Irby
Jones will be sold at auction on sales
day In November. The big tract will
bo divided into smaller areas ranging
anywhere from 3 to 40 acres. This
land is situated Jsut outside the cor
porate limits of the town, being finely
located and of excellent soil.
William Franks Dead.
William Franks, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dessle Franks, died a* the county
hospital early Saturday morning after
a long illness. The remains were In
tel red In the Laurens cemetery Sun
day afternoon, Rev. L. P. McGee and
Rev. C. F. Rnnkin conducting tho ser
vices. The boy was a lovable son and
very popular among all his playmates.
The parents have the sympathy of
their many friends in the bereavement.
To Offer Money Subscrib
ed to Synod of South
FOR PRACTICAL LIFE
Mcetlug of Subscribers to the ChJcorn
College Fund Monday Afternoon
Characterised by a Determination to
Have 11 College in I,aureus in lace
of Hcccnt Kc\crt*eK.
At a mooting of the subscribers to
tho Chicora college fund, hold in the
court house Monday afternoon, It
was decided to continue the campaign
to socuro a college for LnuroilS. This
action was taken following the deci
sion of throe Presbyteries against the
removal of Chicora college from
Qroenvllle to Laurcns. The three
Presbyteries voting against Laurens
were Piedmont, Pee Dee and Bothel.
South Carolina Presbytery voted to
move the college here while three oth
er Presbyteries have not yet consid
ered the matter. Greenville has se
cured enough votes In favor of re
taining the college there to guarantee
that it will not be removed.
The meeting in the court house Mon
day afternoon was called by the com
mittee which has had all of the de
tails of the campaign In hand. II S.
Blackwell, Esq., was called to the
chair and Mr. C. W. Tune was made
secretary. Mr. H. A. Cooper stated
the cause of the meeting and gave a
brief review of the incidents leading
up to the meeting. He thereupon In
troduced tho following resolutions:
Be it rescolved by the citizens of
Laurens, in mass meeting assembled:
1st. That it is the senne or thi? meet
Ing that Laurcns should have a col
lege for young women in our midst
and that if tho same spirit of enthus
(asm and unanimity is manifested hj
I our citizens as has been in our effort*
I to secure Chicora college, we can have
what we desire.
2nd. That wo should have a Chris
tian college that shall educate our
daughters in all that makes lor a
cultured, Christian womanhood, at the
same time fitting them for the practi
cal duties of our modern civilization,
and at a cost that Is i*>t beyond the
means of the man of average ability.
3rd. To this end. we endeavor to
secure the mihi of hot IcKH than $7.".,
(iuii.no and offer the same to the Pres
byterian Synod of South Carolina, to
gether with a suitable site, with re
quest that they establish such an
institution in our midst, said Institu
tion to be owned and controlled by the
Synod, or the ProsbytorlOf of the
4th. That in order to perfect this
plan, such soliciting committees as
may be necessary be appointed, also
a committee to confer with the Synod
of South Carolina to perfect and con
SlimatO the plan whenever the solic
iting committee have secured suffi
r.ih. That the subscribers to tlm
Chicora college fund hereby agree that
their subscriptions shall stand pledged
to this fund.
Those resolutions were discussed
by Mr. Cooper. Dr. Aikf n, Mr. VV. Ii.
Cray, ftev. C. V, Itankin. Mr. Ceo. L.
Pitts, all of Laurens and all in favor
of their adoption, and by l>r. D. J.
Prim, of the Presbyterian College of
South Carolina, located at Clinton,
Dr. Brlmm came into the meeting up
on the invitation of the managing
committee and gave a very forceful
address stressing the need of a girls
college In this state which would give
; attention to other than a strictly
academic education. Other states, he
said, had become awaro of the need
for colleges for vocational and practi
cal instruction In the affairs of every
day life as well as the need for col
leges giving an aesthetic training, at
the same time having a. Christian in
fluence thrown around the Students.
Such a school, with a strong denomi
nation behind It in this state, he
thought would draw hundreds of girl*
the first year. Mr. Oeo. L. Pitts Sup
erintendent of Education gave a few
figures showing the great strides that
this county has been making in the
past few years in the rural schools
He pointed out that this county was
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