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Tillman Thinks Old Oppo
nent Equal to Situation.
ISSUES LETTER ON
Tillman Disclaims Paternity of Hlease- \
ism and Charges flint Mease has
.Stolen from Him the 'Mild Time Till,
man Thunder". Says Sims has Knd
ed an An are hist.
Washington, Nov. 2.?Discussing
the announcement made a day or two i
ago by Former Senator .lohn L. Mc- 1
Laurin that he would not become a |
candidate for governor of South Car-1
oline in the primary of next year, and'
denominating this statement as thei
"swan song" of a very brilliant man |
who failed to be a very great man, ?
and declaring further that he disowns
being the father of Blenseisin, Sena
tor B. R. Tillman today gave the
press an interesing story concerning
"I read in the South Carolina papers
tills, morning," said Senator Tillman.
"McLaurin's farewell address or state
ment withdrawing from the governor's
race and bidding adieu to politics for
ever, it is a pathetic utterance?pa
thetic because1 it is the swan song of
a very brilliant man, who failed to bo
a very great man because lie lacked
Die moral fibre to always bo true to
himself and bis conviction of right
rather than allow ambition and selfish
ness to warp him. His life, In a way,
is a sermon which young men every
where ought to take to heart. Noth
in the s.:;.to's history is more la
mentable. If he had only been true
to the Tiilmnnism to which he says
ho was converted in 1S00. ho would
bo in the United States senate now
and would be an ornacnent to it.
Two Things He Denies.
"McLaurln says. 'It is the irony of
fate that I who suffered most injustice
from Tillman personally should now
he the solo defender of Till maoism.'
"There are two things about this
statement upon which I desire to conn
mont. 1 never did have any personal
ill will towards John L. McLaurln,
and have none now. I denounced him
in the senate because I believed he
wn-s a traitor to the people of the
State who had sent, him there. The
people were convinced that my charge
was true and have sustained it when
ever they had an opportunity.
"When he says he is 'the sole de
fender of Tillmanism' be means
among those Bleaseltes to whom he
was speaking. He, of course, knows
there are tens of thousands of Till
manltes, some of whom voted for and
some against. Gov. Blcase last year,
who have never wavered In their ad
herence, to Tillmanism as they under
stand it, and as he now understands It.
"Mr. Charles Carroll Sims out
heroded Herod in this Rlcaseism, pro
claiming that it is higher than Tiil
mnnism. He Illustrates Byron's coup
"'Ho stood a foe with all the zeal
Which young and fiery converts feel.'
"Ho is no doubt as sincere in his
Rleaseism now as he was in his Has
kellism In 1800. He never under
stood Tillmanism at all. Inheriting
a grand name, ho thought ho was an
aristocrat and has ended by becom
ing an anarchist and wants to run
into the governor'*) ofllce on dema
gogy. Truly, 'politics docs make
Strange bedfellows,' and if the Till
rmvnitcs who desortcd mo last year on
account of Please vole for Sims for
governor it will be a remarkable trans
formation. It will only show how little
wisdom or reason governs their ac
Something to Admire.
"There are some things about !\fc
LaUTin's statement that are very ad
mirable, and I say now that 1 for the
first time since 1 denounced him on
the floor of the senate believe he has
at last become a patriot and wants to
do the Slate all the service lie can
during the balance of his life. Of i
course ho ' ; played politics so long
r.nd used diplomacy so much thai
even now ho can not drop the role all
at once. 1 have fell heretofore thai
he was trying to 'come back' into poli
(Continucd. on Page Four.)
LAND SALES MONDAY
DREW LARGE CROWDS
A Large Amount of Land Changed
Hands at Fairly Good Prices.
Monday was legal salesday and a
very large number of people were in
town to bid and witness the salts.
November sales day being one of the
i most important of the year, quite a
large bit of property went on the block
for the settlement of estates, judg
ments, etc. Several tracts of land
Which had been advertised to go on
sale were not put up because of the
cases being compromised. The fol
lowing sab s were imado:
Judge of Probate Sales.
In the case of .lames M. DoShlolds
of the estate of \V. F. Lawson, Vs Mrs.
Elizabeth M. Lawson, the following
lam' were sold:
Tract No. 1. 2.">1 1-2 acres, sold to
Eddie Lawson for $1,732.50.
Tract No. 2, 58 1-2 acres, sold to
Eddie Lawson for $055.00.
In the case of A. H. Setzler, as ad
ministrator of the estate of Dr. VY. H.
Ball, vs Mrs. Mary Ball, the follow
ing tracts In Dials township:
Tract No. I. 89 acres, sold to II. T.
and R. L. Cook. Jr., for $4,450.
Tract No. 2, 71 acres, sold to Mrs.
Mary Ball for $2,000.
Tract No. 50 3-4 acres, sold to
Cook Henderson for $2,050,
in the c:,s.' of Charles F. Brooks
and L. R. Brooks, ot al.. vs Mrs. Julin
Childless, ot al., which ease involved
the settlement of the estate of the late
.lohn B. Brooks, the sheriff sold the
One third of an acre on Jail alley,
bounded by lots of J. J. Roland, C. D.
j Barksdale and Black well Printing
( Shop, this being located across the
street from the King Hotel, bought
by C. F. Brooks for $1,400.
Also in the same ease:
I-iOls Nos. 1, 2, 7 and !> on South
j IJarper street next, to property of Mrs.
( Rosa I. Caino, sold to C. F. Brooks
Also in the sumo ensn the t'ollow
, ing several tracts near the Watts
Lot No. 7 of Block K, by C. P.
Brooks for $115.
Lot No. S. of Block 12, by C. F.
Brooks for $io:>.
Lot No. 2 of Block C, by C. P.
Brooks for $110.
\a)1 No. 13, of Block C, by C. F.
Brooks for $100.
Lot No. 4, of Block C, by C. F.
Brooks for $7.~>.
Also lot fronting 7? feet on Parley
avenue, hounded by lots of S. R. Todd,
T. Mac Roper and Mrs. Clara II. Babb,
sold to C. F. Brooks for $:100.
Also five lots of sub-division of S.
P. Todd lands, to wit:
Ix>t No. .">. fronting on Main street,
to C. F. Brooks for $1,250.
I*ot No. (*>. fronting on Madden road,
to C. F. Brooks for $250.
Tx)t No. 7, fronting on Madden road,
to C. P. Brooks for $2X0.
IjOt No. 7.">, fronting on Madden road,
to Albert Dial for $GX.
Lot No. 70, fronting on Madden road,
to Albert Dial for $?2.?().
Also three lots on Con way street,
Lot No. 2, to 'C. F. Brooks for $.",00.
Lot No. to c. F. Brooks for $130.
Lot No. I to C. F. Brooks for $100.
in the.same case:
1-2 acre of land known as the O. L.
Irby lot, sold to C. P. Brooks for $10U.
In the asme case;
100 acres between Waterloo and
Harris Springs, sold to S. L. Moore
Boss I). Young. Treasurer, vs
Timothy Ball, execution for taxes, f.l
acres, five miles west of Cross Hill,
sold for $2:i?.
In the "aso of Lanrons Trust Com
pany vs Mrs. S. M. Roberts, ot al.,
53 2-1'. acres of land, formerly the
Roberts land, bought by R. C. Olllbort
son for $">.">.*>.
Clerk or Court Sales.
In the ease of W. II. Bailey vs W. C.
Wharton et al., 211 acres of land near
Waterloo, sold to .1. B. Park, attorney,
In the ease o' T. L. W. Bailey, et
al., by their guardian ad Htom, T. L.
W. Bailey,' vs Mrs. Lura Walker Mc
Lot in town of Clinton, sold to T.
L. W. Bailey for $2,700: 1(10 acres in
Laurens township known as the Ben
I .lones o'd place, sold to T. L. \V.
Bniloy for $2.050; 06 1-2 acres about
three miles northwest of Clinton, sold
(Continued on Page Four.)
DEATH OF MKS. JOHN EDWARDS.
Sister of the Messrs. Chlldress, of this
City, Died at her Home in Fountain
Mrs. John Edwards, Of Fountain I mi, '
died at her home there Tuesday morn
ing at five o'clock after a lingering
illness. For several weeks she had
been very ill. so her death was not
unexpected, she is to be burled in:
the cemetery at Fountain Inn today
at 11 o'clock.
Mrs. Edwards was an estimable,
Christian woman, a member of the
Methodist church and highly esteem
ed by all who knew her. She is sur
vived by her husband and four chtl- ?
dren. Ethel, Ralph, Kathleen and liar-'
ry. Mesides these she leaves four
brothers and two sisters. Messrs. Wll-I
Ham P., Thos. El., .lohn 1).. and Ft. O.
Chlldress, all of I.aureus and vicinity,
Miss Sallie Childless and Mrs. It. A.
.lonos. both of Fountain Inn.
.1. 13. Park, Ks(|.. and E. s. P. Giles,
Esq., of Greenwood, attended the
sales here Monday.
J, J. McSwain, Esq., of Greenville,
attended the sales Monday.
Miss Addie Shealy, who has been
sick for several months, is now con
valescing and on the road to recovery.
II. 13. Po8ley, Esq., of Spartanburg,
was a visitor in the city Monday.
HLEASE'S STEPMOTHER DEAD.
Mrs. Elizabeth B lease Passes A wit)
at Home in Newberry.
Columbia. November 2. Mrs. Eliza
beth Dloasc, stepmother of Governor
Blcaso, died in Nowborry tonight at 0
o'clock. Tlicr funeral arrangements
have not yet been made.
Mrs. Blouse was the relict cf the
late Henry 11. Blease, and was about
73 years of age. She is survived by
the following children: Eugene s.
Bloase, Sheriff Cameron G. Blcaso and
Mrs. J. H. Eison, all of Newberry, and
the following step children: Governor
Colo D. Blease, II. il. Blease and Mrs.
T. G. Williams, the latter two ol New
The deceased was a loyal and de
voted member of the Methoidst church,
of NcWborry. The funeral and burial
will probably be in Newberry tomor
Governor Blcaso wont to Newberry
this morning in response to news of
the serious illness of his mother, her
condition having been grave for the
last several days following a stroke of
paralysis. News of the death of Mrs.
Blease was received in Columbia to
night by telephone from Newberry.
Attention is called to the two ad
vertisements of the Hod Iron Backet
that appear in The Adverts.': this
weak. They are having a special win
ter clothing sale and are giving some
excellent bargains in men arid boy*
suits and pants.
STREET V WING PROGRESSING.
First Section of West Main Street to
be Opened Latter Fart of the Week.1
The work of paving West Main
street, which is being done under the
supervision of the city oillcials rath
er than by contract. Is going steadily
forward. Mayor Babb stated Monday'
that he hoped to have the present ',
section of the Jtrec't, between the
post oilier and the Baptist church, op
ened for trafllc by Thursday after
noon, if not earlier, and that imme
diate work would be started on the'
next section between the Baptist and
Presbyterian churches. This is but
a short link and will take hut a few
days to finish.
The covering of granite and tar Is
giving tlie street a splendid appear
ance and is apparently very substan
tial. I.aureus is one of the first cities
of its size in the state to try this
kind of paving and from present In
dications the results will be entirely
Monday afternoon the working
force bad a set-back of about half a
day because of a lire in the tar or
' tail'' kettle. In some way, the boil
ing tar caught afire and It was very
difllcult to put it out. In fact, it was
necessary to let it take Its course af
ter a large part of the tar had keen
drained OUt and saved and before tho
fires could be started again it was
night-fall. There was but little actual
damage, only about half a barrel ot
tar being lost.
INCREASE IN COTTON ?INNINGS.
Report of Government Agent Shows an
Increase of VhoutihOOO Males in
I.aureus Count) to October 18th.
Mr. Charlie McCravy, government
agent for this county, lias received
from the con s department n confirm
ation of his earlier report on the cot
ton ginning of this county. It shows
that 1 S,09f> bales of cotton were uin
nod In tliis county up to October 1Mb.
against 1 1,9.10 for the same period last
year. This is a gain of a little over
Another ?inner) Burned,
The three saw ginning outlll and
Min house, belonging to It. It. and M. K.
M< Daniel, located at McDaniol's mill
about eight'miles southwest of the city,
was totally destroyed by fire Friday af
ternoon. It is supposed thai the blaze
started from a ma tell Igniting between
the saws of the gins. The plant was
valued at about $1,20(1. This makes
the hfth cotton gin, fire in the county
since the cotton season opened.
Dnm Wardlaw, the negro who re
cently broke Into the home of Mr. II.
L. Jones, near Mountvillc was caught
last week in Abbeville by Deputy Held.
He i.s now in the county jail awaiting
trial at the next term of court.
COMMON PLEAS COURT j
NOW BEING HELD
Large Nlimber <?f Cases on Hie K?ster
mid Term \% til Last Two Weeks.
Court of Common Pious convened
Monday afternoon with Judge S. W,
G, Sihlpp presiding. All of the othei
officers of the court were at their re
spective stations. .lohn M. Cannon.
Ksq., a tnoinbor of Ihe bar is contlned
to his homo because of broken hones
in one of his legs and will not bo able
to appear for his clients at this term.
The cases in which he i^ interested
will lie postponed.
The court was occupied all or the
first and second days with three eas
es Involving a strip of land alongside
the S. A. L. railroad at Clinton. The
merits til' all ttie eases being similar
they are being tried together and it is
thought they will be finished today.
These cases are Williams vs the S. A
L. Ky., Martin vs S. A. L. Ilv., ami
Whltmtre vs s. A. L. Ry, In each case
the plaintiffs are sueing for damag s
ami for the possession of property al
I leged t?> be their own hut now occu
pied by the defendant.
Two oases of considerable Interest
are set for Friday. In each case the
plaintiffs arc slicing the '['. <i W. C.
By. for damages in the amount of
nun because of injuries claimed to have
been Indicted upon thorn because of a
wreck on tin- defendant company's
railroad near Cold Point a feu months
ago. The plaintiffs are \. Boss
Blakely and T. A. MoAllstor.
Kthvurds (?ranted Pail.
Cornelius ICdwards, who shot and
hilled Kniest and Munt Sharps in the
public lUghway m ar Barksdalc station
last Monday morning, appeared before
Associate Justice Watts Friday and
was granted bail in the sum of $1,000.
He was liberated the same afternoon
by Sheriff Owings. His trial will most
probably come off at the March term
I ire in Martin ttulldillg.
' Quite a little excitement was call? I
Monday afternoon when the alarm ol
lire was given and it was found that
the hltr/.e was in the Martin building.
110X1 to the enterprise Bank. The lire
had started in the pressing club of W.
II. Roddick, colored, caused by a bot
tle of gasoline turning over -i id he
I coining ignited. Before the lire do
partmenl could throw any water into
j the building, the blaze was extltl
guished through "heroic" work of the
i workers in the pressing club assisted
by several citizens. The damage was
It is desirable that all 'members of
Rablin Creek be present next Sunday
morning The assoeiation.il secretary,
Lev. B. P. Mitchell Will be there to
preach, His bubjeel will be ''Home
1 and Mothers."
TRADE IN LAURENS WITH THESE MERCHANTS
AND OBTAIN VOTES IN THE ADVERTISER CONTEST
For Each Dollar Spent You Get 100 Votes in The Laurens Advertiser
Childrens' $500.00 Voting Contest. These Coupons Will Help you to
Win Your Share of the Gold. The Merchants Who Are Represented
Here Give Dependable Merchandise That is Worth One Hundred
Cents on The Dollar and Service That is no More Efficient Any Where.
J. C. BURNS & COMPANY
(Red Iron Racket)
Next to Bramlett's Shop.
J. C. SHELL & COMPANY
Drugs, Stationery, Toilet Articles and Druggists Sundries
LEVERET FURNITURE COMPANY
Furniture and Stoves
MUST STEP DOWN
So Says President Wilson
President Wilson Popes to Itrintr
\t?oill SnGsfnolorj Settlement b>
Mural Siiuslon mid RxpoetH to \iohl
Coullict m? \rins.
Mexico 'City. Nov. President
llucrtu has lieen tolil hi- must resign
the presidency of Mexico without Iosh
of l im? , and thai he 111 lint not leave as
his successor Gonornl Iturcliuno HI m
quot, Iiis minister of war. or any other
member of his oftlciiil family or of tho
unolllehil eotorle whom ho might ho
expected to control. This ultimatum
from Washington was conveyed to
President lluorta through his private
secretary. Sonor llllbago, by Nelson
O'Shauglinessy, the American ohnrgu
d'alfalres, acting under instructions
from the Slate departuuent.
S-Vnor Itahago presented the inemor
' amlnin to his chief late Sunday, hut
up to this evening President lluorta
had returned no linawui ami as far as
could be learned, had guarded Its eon
tents rroni almost all ot Ills olllclal
and intim it. c?unsclloi s.
Those who learned ol the Washing
ton note regarded Gen. Iluerta's po i
lion a> one in which he will he forced
to give one of (wo answi rs refusal
'point blank to comply w t!i the do
maud, possibly ; olng so far as to ban I
the diplomatic representative his pass
port . or the elimination 01 himself
Those iiiokI it.tit 1m1 wit.li tho pres
ident in s i> 1 ihal il.i latter 'course ?\iii
not bet taken for inanj reasons, ohioC
.ait oug which Is that ; a h in ion
would he (autaihiount t<> sulunl sloii to
t the rebels. Official V< xlco i no loii|t
er in ilotlbi 1 sat t lie Wat llillgton '
mini ; ral ion favot s the rel el can ;>?
ami is convinced thai litis is tin
means adopted by President Wilson
ami Secretary Drylin to assist Carraiii
/a to win.
SJorj from Washington.
\\a hlngtou, Nov. A well define
report tonight was eiirrenl in olllcJa
circles to tho effect that the 1,'nltoi
States had communicated anew to tlx
lluorta government its views concern
lag the necessity of Iluerta's retire
men) from the presidency.
While House olllcials would neltho
confirm nor deny Ihe report and S?-e
rotary llryan was o<|iinl|y reticent. Tli
admin ist t a; ion is ende.1 vot ing to worl
out its plans in the qulcl realm o
diplomacy and to clothe in seere<
any negotiations it may undertake
compose the situation.
Outwardly administration olllciu
view the situation calm)) and soni
of tin .!, express :i feeling of optimist
over the ire. It was evident from
canvass of administration olllcials thji
published stories predicting arme | It
terventlon at this time were not Juki
lied. Persons close lo the Willi
Houso de? late lhal both Pre
dent Wilson and SeerMary Drya
still were hopeful tint their po
icy of moral suasion would sip
Coed and midi (I that any a
sumption that plans for Intervent!?
were being laid was unwarranted.
So far a;; tin- plans of 1'"' adininl
(ration can be ox pressed in gene
?< rm<. tht course that is hi Ing pui n
Is subject to chajige with tie- hil
ing developments of c,v h day, ai
high olllcials admit that daily d iff ore
phases of the situation crop op wh|i
make it Impossible to predict ovi
their own CoUl'SO tar in the fit Ml!
There is a disposition io handle t
present diplomatic f l!i.i (v. by COlllIni
'the discussion to inform;.! parley
Vera Grus? and Mexico City unc
bari'asKod by the publication of a
documents which In 1 ho Mud '?
boa correspondence drew Into 1
negotiations the public opinion
bot h count l ie ? i s an i a pofta j|1 f<
circle for many do? ?