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VOLUME3 XXIX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WE-DN-ESD .AY, JU L Y 2-2, 191 4. UR 2!
Geo. A. Browning, Jr., to P
The senatorial party will be in Lau
rens today. The campaign meeting
will be held as usmal at Holmes Spring,
near the railroad station. Repairs
- have been made to the speaking plat
form and benches have been provided
for those who care to sit (own. The
meeting will be called to order at 11
o'clock by lion. Geo. A. Browning, Jr.,
of Goldville, who was designated by
County Chairman rby who is now
With the state campaign party. Gov.
lease will be the first speaker and
he vill be followed by either Mr. Pol
lock or Mr. Jennings. Senator Smith
COUNT OF MONTE (RiISTO.
Long Expected Filim to be Presented
Here Thursday Afternoon and Night.
After considerable correspondence
the managers'of tie Idle Hour thea
tro succeeded in getting a re-booking
of the photo play "The Count of
Monte Cristo," which was .to have
-been shown here several weeks ago.
fyhis superb plietra will be shown
Thursday ifternoon an.i night at the
usual pricos, live andi ten cent3. "The
Count of Monte Cristo" Is stiged an
der the direction of Charles Irrohman
alnd the leading role is taken by the
eminent actor, James O'Neill. The
story is familiar to most tneatre go
ors, but heralds will be 1lstributed
tomorrow in which wNill be fouil a
synopsis of the book. Ilowever, to en
joy the picture it is not at all esseln
tial to be familiar with the story and.
the picture is complete within itself.
A packed house is expected when
the picture is shown, so those w. ho
may be able are urged t oattend in the
afternoon when the theatre will be
airier and more comfortable.
VETS BIG ('ONTJtMATv.
McCradiy Bros. & Cheves, Locil Firm,
to do a Lot of Work for City of Un
McCrady Bros. & Cheves, the local
firm of engineers and contractors,
have been awarded the contract for
extensive imlprovemnents in the town
of Union. The work will consist of
laying off and beautifying a large
public ipark. Besides this they will
superintendl other improvements on
the main streets of the city. Mr. Ed
ward McCrady left Monday to take
charge of the work in Union. lHe will
probably spend most of his time there
for the next two months. Mr. WV. S.
McCrady, another member of the firm
is expected to take charge of the Laui
rens office dluring the absence of Mr.
On B. M. I. Faculty.
Mr. 0. L.- Long, of Waterloo, a
graduate of the Citadel, will be a
member of the facilty of the Bailey
Military' ristim nex-. session, lie
will be ass!s'ant professor of science i
and mathematicsm. Mir. Long comes I
huighly recommended by the Citadel I
faclity. In this connection friends I
of the BI. M. 1. w'll 1)e interestedl to
know that Col. Bailey received eight
application and 12 letters of inlouhiry
LAAUltENS W1ON (IVEIL L~YflI.
P'retty Onamie at - Clinton Saturday.
Oamie withm Clinton Mills Here Sait
urI'ho LuesMills team put one- ov
er on the Lydia Mills boys on the L~y
dia grounds Saturday afternoon, cop- e
ping the game by the score of 8 to 3.
TFhe game was very prettily played
and abounfied with keen situations.
The Laurons Mills team will play l1
-'the Clinton Mills aggregation on the I
local grounds Saturday afternoon, 1r
starting at 4 o'clook..
MffS HER[ TODAY
reside. No Disorder Anti
or Speaks First.
will speak last.
After the senatorial candidates
have spoken, it is expected that the
congressional candidates will speak
to the assembled crowd. Messrs. John
son, Ouncan and Nicholls have been
notified of the opportunity to be giv
en them, but it is hardly probable
that all of them will be present. Mr.
Johnson is reported to have speak
ing engagements in Spartanburg
county this week.
Although supporters for the differ
ent candidates are expected here in
large numbers and with much on
thusiasm, no disorder is anticipated.
'OURT ENDED SATURDAY.
All df the Cases Disposed of. Very
Few of Importance.
The Court or Comninon Pleas for
Laurens county with Judge Gary pro
siding, adjourned last Saturday af
ter a week's session. Besides the cas
es cited in the last issue of The Ad
vertiser, the following were disposed
of in this term:
Augusta Lumber Company against
Mrs. W. W. Year'gin as chairman of
Warrior Creek building committee.
The defendant claimed that certain
pews ordered from the plaintiff were
.not up to specifications. The trial re
sulted in a victory for the defendant.
Mrs. Flora Boyd against Seaboard
Railway. Mrs. Boyd sued for damage
to land. caused by a fill in the rail
road and was given a verdict of $800.
The verdict was reduced to $400.00
by Judge Gary.
.Mrs. M. D. Milam sued the same
company on the same ground and
was given a verdict of $350.00.
J. N. Owensby' against C. & W. C.
Rallway. Plaintiff sued for overcharge
and loss in freight and was given a
verdict of $26.19.
Mr. Clarence Cunningham against
Waterloo Cash Company. Mr. Cun
ningham, as landlord. claimed prior
right of landlord over supply mer
chant on a lien. A verdict of $30.50
was rendered in favor of the plaintiff.
Selling Goods in West Indies..
To show the good name that Lau
rens merchandise enjoys in foreign
parts, S'witzer Company, tihe dry goods
people, have in their safe a money or
der sent them several days ago.from
the Isle of Pines, off the coast of Cuba,
in payment lor two pairs of gloves
ordered to be shipped there. The or
der was sent here by Mrs. Arthur,
who it will be remembered was a
saleslady In Felton's book store here
a few months ago. The money order
Is printed in Spanish and the writing
Is In I"nglish. Mr. Thos. Switzer, who
had it when The Advertiser man saw
it stated that lie had some little difi
eulty in reading the Spanish, but as
lie amiount of the order was wvritten
In English thme other par't (11( not con
3ern him a great (heal. Needless to
say, the goods wecre shipped and sam
p1es senlt or other things.
Play at Gray ('ourt.
A local talent play, entitled "Mrs.
Jones' Afternoon Tea," wvili be prec-i
mented at the Gr'ay Court.-Owings
tehiool bu11ildinig Friday evening b~y one10
>f the clubs of the school Imprmove
nent association. The play Is chock
'li of funny lines and thirteen laughs
ser minute is gularanteedi to all who
ttenid. The admission charges will I1
me 15 andl 25 cents. TPhe proceeds are a
o be used for' tihe new school build- t
('ongressmanm Johmnsxon to Speak. d
Congressman Jfosephm TI. .Johnson J
vill make twvo addlresses In the coun- i
y Pridlay in the interest of his can- t
Ildnecy for' re-election.- Tlhe fir st adl- s
ross willl 1)e nade at, Waterloo Frli-A
ay morning at 10 o'clock and the b
ther one willl be made the same (lay
t Cr'oss 11,11. The exact hmour' of the
ross 11111 meeting is not known,, hut
lost probably it will 1)e about I C
imlidren's Day at Lebanon. h
Children's D~ay exercises will he o
eld at Leb~anon church August 21st. tl
a connection with the eiercises a t<
icnic will be held, both of which thme si
ublic are invited to attend.
LATE COL. CANNON
EULOGIZED BY BAR
Eulogistic Resolutlon Read Before the
Court and Spread Upon Its Minutes.
Tho Laurens Blar, through its
spokesman, Hon. F. P. McGowan, S'at
urday at 1 o'clock asked leave of the
court then in session, to read resolu
tions on their deceased member, the
late Col. Jno. M. Cannon, and further
that a record be made in the minutes
of the Court of the resolutions and
that a copy of the same be read at
the next meeting of the South Caro
lina Bar Association. Leave to read
the resolutions having been granted
by Judge Frank Gary, Mr. McGowan
read the following resolution:
WVhereas, John M. Cannon, a mem
.berof the Laurens bar, departed fron,
this life on the 12th day of May, 1-1.
Wherefore be it resolved:
1st. That in the death of John .\t.
Cannon, the Laurens bar has lost an
upright and able lawyer and the coun
ly and state a useful citizen.
2nd, That we deeply feel the un
timely death of John M. Cannon and
bow in humble submission to the in
scrutible ways of Divine Providence.
3rd, That the I4turens bar associ'
tion move the next term of court for
Laurens county and the state bar as.
sociation for adoption of this pre
amble and resolution.
4th, That a copy of the same be pre
sented to the family of the deceased.
F. P. McGowan,
A. C. Todd,
11. S. Blackwell,
Laurens, S. C.,
.June 30th, 1914.
Upon the conclusion of the reading
member after memvber of the Laurens
Bar rose to speak of and to praise
the departed member. The spokes
men were as follows: F. P. McGowan.
R. E. Babb, A. C. Todd, 11. S. Black
well and the last speaker Col .1. 1).
Ferguson paid the final tribute and
eulogized Col John M. Cannon.
Judge Frank B. Gary then ordered
the clerk to inscribe the resolution
on the record of the Court and in a
few remarks fittingly eulogized the
deceased member of the Laurens bar.
OVER THE OUTLOOK
Mr. ('ooper Feels that he hits (,atfhered
.Streng1h during the Campaign in
Lower Part of State.
Mr. I. A. Cooper left yesterday to
join the state campaign party at
Itidgeland after spending tle interim
between the Ueufort and Ridgeland
meelings attending to public corres
pondence and private affairs. llefore
leaving the city Mr. Cooper was ask
ed to express himself on the political
sittiation in so far as it affected his
mandidacy for the governorship. "Thel.
itate campaign party," he said, "has
now visited twenty-three out of forty
rour' counties. While the territory in
which we have been is In the section
>f the state where am least known,
[ have been very much gratified at
lhe cordial reception anl assurances
30 support which I have received. I
lo not care to make any further pr
hiction than to say that I confidently
~xpect to be in the second race.
"It is very gratifying to see," said
air. Cooper, ''that the people general
y are dlisp)osed to measure a man by
he standanrd of personal fitness for'
)mblic serv'ice and ar'e ready toi sun
iort a man who bases hits candlidacy
mn his own merits rather than on the
lemerits of his competitors.'
Selling More Real Estate.
.J. N. Leake, the Gray Court land
"an, was in the city several clays ago I
mid had someW mao r rerJ I (State "'dope"' j
I) haiid out, the kind that (counts. lie
ad Just, sold (17 3-4 ar s of landl sear
Vaterloo, belonging to Rev. J1. ii. An
orson of McCorrnick, to Mr. R. \t.t
,anigston, of Gray' Coim !, for the coni- s'
iderall on of $f(0 per acre. Another I
l'act of land w hicho he has r-cent ly
old was 3I0 acres l:elonging to Me's. I
.11ma Owings which Mr!. (lyd.'' Iluighes I
ought at the price of $50 jo-e acue.
launded in .lalil.
A ftr ci. qui et searcla last ig for sev- hi
i'al months, Rural P'olicemnan Andy 1. e
*oyd succeeded in apituring indlsey n
av'ey several dlays ago and landing h,
im lin the county jail on the chiairge t
t house breaking amnd larceny. On a
10 2nd of May, it is alleged, Jlavey eni- 11
ired the house of? Mr. Albert Thomi)- e
3n and stole a number of articles, In- e
luding a valuable pistol.
JOHNSON ASKS FOR
RETURN ON RECORD
Congressman it Glendale Telis of
work at Wasitington. Says tihat .d
in istration Endorses imu.
S'partanbiurg, July 19- -inough the
mtwe Ing was io- a Ive-:'s'.A ani only
bare annotncement of its being held
was made a couple of hours prior
thereto, a crowd of about 200 voters
assembled in front of the Glendale
mills and listened to an address by
Congressman J. T. Johnson yesterday
afternoon. ir-. Johnson began speak
Ing at '3 o'clock and continued for
about tni hour, -during which time he
briefly enumneratedi some or the prin
cipal matters of his stewardship to
the people. The congressman was
__iven excellent attention and a most
respectful heating. The crowd ap
peareId to be at thinking gathering.
Congressman Johnson's speech was
pitched on a high plante and contain
ed nothing personal or offensive to
Mr. Johnson began by calling at
tention to his work for better mail
facilities in this congressional dis
trict. When he went to congress, a
little more than 12 years ago. there
were only three rural routes in this
district. The law provided for the
establishinent of rural routes, but
there were practically none. Now
there are 128 rural free delivery
routes, the mali is carried to every
section of the disirict, 128 persons
have good, perinanent piositlons, due
to the industry and influence of their
representative in congress.
The speaker narrated interestingly
how lie went in person all over the
district, sought out men and urged
them to make petitions for rural
routes, gave them the beneflt of his
intormation on the subject, and spent
weeks with postoflice inspectors lay
ing out these routes. Several years
afterwards, when, the existence. of
the routes was in danger, he went
in person throughout various parts of
the district and wrote many letters
to other portions, pointing out to the
people -the absolute necessity of rally
ing to and materially sulpporting their
mail facilities-as a result not one
route in his district has been dis
tuiried or discontinued.
Continuing, Mr'. .Johnson told of
his earnest and painstakding efforts in
collecting old war claims-claims for
carrying the mail prior to the Civil
war, claims for horses taken from
Confederate soldiers in violation of
the terms of their. paroles, etc. lie
collected many thousands of dollars
in this manner for the people, with
out a penny's compensation, and it
was a work of pleasure to him. In
all he collected more money for the
people of his district than all the
other congressmen from South Caro
lina and the two United States sen
itors combined for the other portions
:f the state.
During his career in congress he
ias Passed over 50 bills, lie dwelt
>n the natur'e of his committee work,
its impior'tance and high rank. lIe
old his hearers good humnoredly that
wvhin people came along saying Jloe
Johnson had clone nothing for his
'riendls not to get madI, hut inst treat
hese personst1 as if they wer'e mtoder~n
lip Van Winkles.
Mr. 'Johnson dwelt pairticutlar'ly on
he fact that lhe was one or the few
ongr'essmnen consuitedl when Sec're
ary McAdloo had in mind the (dis
noving fun ld in thle south last fall.
-a tolcd how he insisted that Spartan
imrig and Greenville share in thle
imount it given to Sou th Carolina.
The r'epr'esentatLive next cdispilayed a
ihot ogra ph of a letter from P'reside(nt
i'ibution of the 50,000,000 'cop
,Vison, who had written to htimt
hanuking 'himi for Ihis servicies in a
erta in case, atnd alsco for' his service
n the party at all times. "Mir. Wil
on is the biggest man that has bee'n
a the WIIte I louse in the past hun ti
ted yearis,"' dleclai'rd the congr'ess
unm. "'Wcould you w'ant better an
h oiri tyv tani that wh'len yout inivest i
ate lthe rord of y'our telpresen ta-a
Mr i. '1(John4itn saidh thait, althomigh a
C was the only itan ini the race that
mild get aity tman a position, lie was
ot pr'onmisinag any ani a pilade, for
(' felt thiat t he people did ntot want:
>lbe bought . le said that he could<
o0 help aniyone to get a job ini Wash
mgtont till lie stood the civil service I
xamination, but after that time l' t
ould do more' than 400 eongr'essmen;
(Continued on Page nn.)
ASSISTANL[ ASK[D I
Ma)or Babb, of Laurens, Mi
and Geo. A. Brownin
Pu r'suant to a proclamation of the
governor' of South Carolina, Mayor
Babb, Mayor Copeland of Clintoni, and
Geo. A. Browning, .1r., of Gloldville,
are now receiving subscriptions to aid
those who suffered injury fromt the
hail storm of two weeks ago. The Co
liimbia, Newberry & Laurens railromi
headed the list of subscribers imne
diately after the proclamation of the
governor was issued, sending $100 as
the rail road's contribution. Gov.
lilease also subscribed $25 arid W. A.
Clark, the Columbia hanker, mailed
ils check for $.P.00. Mr. P. S. . leans,
of 'ClInton, was lie first local citizen
to subscribe. ie giving $10.00.
In speaking yesterday of the fund
Mayor Babb said that Iis idea wits
that the funds should be distributed
amiong those who are actually in need
rather than to all those who have
been damaged. "Sone of those who
were lilt by the storm," he said, "al
though they feel tie loss keenly, are
not iII need arid are able to take care
of themselves." "The object of the
subscription," he went on, "is not to
reimburse losers indiscriminately, but
to afford relief to those who are with.
out means to continue their farming
In certain sections of the county,
notably near Goldville, great havoc
was wrought and a number of farm
ers were left almost destitute. In oth
er por:i'ns of the stricken area, how
e er, the 'lrops are beginning .to re
cover and there will not be as much
loss as was originally estimated.
Sile of the sufferers, however, are iII
immediate need of money both for
food and for seed with which to plant
another crop. It is, of course, too
late for corn and cotton, but pens and
The Next Gol erior.
Want to know fire narie of the mnirri
who will Ie tle nex t governor of
Southr Carolirna ? I is a little
u Jzllegrpl that nmary help 3oui. The
inme of the rrext governor is con
eea1d in his sentence: "The srart
fox jumped over ithe back of tie razy
(log.'" Figure it out for yourself
Corgetown Ties. All that we can
figuire olit is that tire riaie of Rober't
A. Cooper is concealed in tire sentence
,I that it spells no other candidate
for go vrnor. And lo, Bob Cooper's
naime leads all t:( rest.-Newberry
IfIerald nd News.
Rays Pharmacy will be the scene of
a candy denonstration next Saturday
when a special representative from
the factory of Nunnally Candy Corn
parny will spend tie day showing the
diiffer'ent gradeh.s and rilufal ities of their
candhy. Duirring tire day free ('randy
will bie disp'ensed to all of fire visitors1
lonrored b~y D)rurggists.
'P. 1. Mliller, mnarger of tire I au- -
r'cns Dr'ug Compairny, was elec'ted a
mormber of thie sta:rte e'xamninrg broard
itt thre meeting of t he 8. C. Phla r'maer-t
Deurtical assocination at ('hicks Sprrinrgst
last week. IDr. J . if. P'owe', proprie
t0o' of tire Powe Drurg ('omiparry, aiso
littended thle niectinrg,.' ich both 5)
state was a ver'y enjoyable affair.
FARtMEitS HOLD .WEE'liN(G.
Itaitlfy Planiis for ii heb arnud Runrail ('redit
Columbrria. .uly I..--At ai meeting to
lay3 if' thii Ilirhlandi ('ounty locals oif
ire State Frirrers' triior list tr
Iay's mreetinig of (ddi'.r:.s fromr the
am rrl( lgra nit ion when n: oti fline tor
hie l aItu'a rindit Sociret y for ii Ichh .d
(urr!ytv V ~- anranimouesly' aob-.d. wars
uftiled, and union11 r'e'ports wrei re
('lved. .\leniu'res were' also discuissedI
on'rl( the~ triburtio lol(f tihe stock (of tire
l'ow experimenrrt in ('o-opierative rura -u
iranikirg. Aurthority' wais obtrainedi for
ppientiorn by the c'ounrty union for a
hiartr or' (1 tire Ruoral Credit Society.
Although no canvass has as yet
'cen made(1 for tire puir'pose of floatiag a
ire society's stock, a large rnmber (If 1(
hares have been disposed of to volunr-j
-OR HILl SIFItR[RS
iyor Copeland, of Clinton,
i, Jr., of Goldville to
other forage crops would doubtless
(10 well if ilanted now and mniny of
those who have lost their cotton would
replace it with foi-age cirops if they;
had the seed or -money with whiehl to
buy them. A generous response to
this call would alleviate nuch suTieri
Those desiring to contribute to thai
fuind may seld their contributions to
the above nained gentlemen and dua
credit. will be given in the county pa4
peis. The following have already s.u be
A liloumnt Recch ed.
c., N. & 1'. it. it. . . . . . . . . .. $1100.00
Gov. Cole L. llease .. .. .. 25.00
11. S. ,Jeans, C'linton . . . . . . . . 10.00
- A. lUark. (ohimbia....... .5.00
Laurtens Advertiser ..-.-..-.-.5....00
A. C. Kaufman, Charleston . . 10.00
Colin McK. Grant, Charleston 50.00
To %Uounty Papers of Laurens County,
We, tho undersigned, have been au
thorized by a proclamation of the gov
ernor of South Carolina, as a coiiiti
tee to receive and disburse funds for
the hall storm sufferers of this coun
We will be glad to receive donations
from any w-ho feel able to give and out
idea of its distribution is that it be
given those actually in iimmlediate need
All county papers will be suppiled
with a list of those contributing fog
publication. Contributions can be sent
to any member of committee.
Geo. A. Browning, .ir.,
Dr. Jas I. Copeland, ,r
C. -M. Habb,
T(ILL.1iAN SENDS 1(TUiR,. 1 nt
If liadileal 3einmr4 Of LegislaLt 1re in
ISI Ias Watrning ag-ainst. I?s son of
el. Tillmiian htas Selt to 01!rk oC
'ort Powe a pLictue of tte V.,ical
e(isilit Of this state in . . Oi
lie iiiture are f,0 liegroes aii 1;t
vlite imnii. 22 of these (ou:d1 read
in1d 'w'rite and :,9 made ther I.irks
Vith tie id of aln allflhne('SiS, 13
%re tax payers to the amoint oL
IlN.10, while the i inaining -i pai(
io taxes vt all. Yet this legislaturo
evied "on Ole white people $I,(01.100'"
n (axes. After setting out ths(e fact.s
lie following words are printd below,
"Presented by Scnator I'ill1anul to
lie clerks of court. in each (nanty in,
;outlh Carolina as a warning 'to his
ellow citizens of the nci osx ity for
Lord, God of I loats, tbe with 2syt
est we forget, lest we forget.'
WILL SUE' NEW lEAVEN. '
- . (L'ivenmnent Decidesc to illo
Suit A gainisf Itailroad.
Wash ington , J1uly 1 7.--Negot1ia tions
,tween tihe 'New I lav.en railror02l and
he deptart:aent of justice to ( ffect, a
seaceful dissol ut ion 01' that sy stem.
Ppalrently3 (came14 to an (:nd( to'd2y and1(
I le(ss there'o are tunlforeseenI ( iveop..
len ts thi goivernmen1(1t. wVill iii a dtis
ohlition suit next week. lBefo: e it i.i
led A t torn'ley' Geeral MIel kynaolds
'ill lay the whiolr' ease beren-4 Pres
lnt Wilson and1( askc his appr'(d
Oficl ntotice of t he director ae:- i
lon yesterdcay, refus ing to nc(p- ion,
itionsi laid dlown by Masnehusetts
or the sale of its Itost on & Maino
tockc, came11 dluig thei (12-. -ite
51s 1n il? nimast ion ofi aniy Ilan for
(tmpilyhing w'.ith the~ gover nmei.'do
mnd t hat t he H11tonu A'' 'an gelc
it wasI' rep5or~(3t ('d re i 1 . t ho l
.1 50 fart as to 5tppe'ar inl(1 cor' cOi.
'88 jt~ugmt~ an 11Put it up .0tho
111i1n shall be orEred('(.
ti the(ol Tiumblding 1Thoals- sit(-" 'T'rus
ty t'y iI. 0. Sullivan. All new holtIng
)licit your business. Come and eo