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Laurens, S. C. A
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L 4(:ltENS, S. C., .WG'ST 23, 19115.
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'ihe Advertiser is very proud of the
at:vice it is able to give each election
y(:r, This service, of course is made
possible by the co-operation of the
fr(nds of The Advertiser, which is
-( ally appreciated. This year, as in
It. past, we expect to render similar
i not better service and we are
<rinting on our good friends all over
the county sending in returns as soon
they are counted.
t. A. COOPllR.
Not a full week remains before the
fist primary will be held to nominate
candidates for the various state and
to nty offices in South Carolina. This
year, as in 1914, bauretns county is
p eculiarly initerested in the state cam
,-agn because one of her favorite
tens is a candidate for the oflice of
greatest honor being voted for, that
o' Governor of the State. That he Is
a strong factor in the race is general
ly admitted and that. his chance (f
t !ction are very bright is claimed by
his headquarters and close advisers.
WMether or not his strength has be':n
overestimated will be (isclosed by the
(:e(ation. Our own observations lead
us to believe that he will be in the!
second race, and that he will be el(
cted on the second ballot. llowever.
we cannot allow our own wishes to
aias our Judgment so as to exclude
ti:- possibility of his defeat. The rae'.
no doubt, will be a very close (nie be
tween the present governor. Mr. Alan
nirg. the the ex- .governo', Mr. Nt!-iase.
ar.d our home candidate, Alr. ('ooper.
Messrs. DeShamps and lIluncana. from
all accounts, may safely he left out of
Mr. Cooper's campaign has by-en
characterized by that chastity of e'
2'ression and method which has mares
ed his private and public life. Tak
ing the position that the people w're
already sufliciently informed as to
the ability and record of his oppo
nents, he has confined himself abInmost
without exception to the exposition Of
his own views and is left them :.>
conduct their campaigns as they saw v
fit. He has d-,parted from tbis plan
(i procedumre onl y w hen thevyI hav~e
forced him to take the decfe:nsive. Oni
these exceptional occasions he has
cond~lucted himisel f In such i 1 a annr
th~at th'ose who were not supporl)1tingi
him were forced to acknowledge his
genin.e worth. 'Thiese incidlent s will
niot he referredl to hiere, as t hey ar~e
alreadyv matters of pubhei~ r'ecor-I. M.l .
(Cooper's condluct In the campaign eni
titles him to the respect and estee
of every citizen of the Staxte. lIhe has
set a standard after which futuore can
didates may well pattern thiir cami
Trhe Advertier has not hiad a grueat
de(alI to nay about Mr. ( 'ooper(~'s can
di dney du rIin;; the c'ataupa irci. W
liave felt thiat the people of this coun11
ty wvere familiar eniou,h with himi and
v'it h hiis re''ord as to nmake an:yth ing
I:att we m))ighit s-ay me'ema su1perfluous.
Yet, as. the last <hiys of the' ('ampaignl
apuproach, we canniot refr'aini froim
saying that hiis spot less chiar'a cter
andc manly bearing undler the tryingi
ordleal of a state cam paign entitles
him to thle uniiilvided suppornt of his
home ple~l. Wh~at they well iim
ask thieioselvesu is "Is it r'asonable '
supjpose that!t any v Ih r ?anidat
(if Coulnt; p ii and Ib
' ing lilhV.'1r, ri'
0th 'a t ij e t.
(Continued from first page.)
')nw' to the coinfort ati.i healt Ii of
is soldiers and everythitng is gone
to syst eaiitically anti thieietala y.
''loor tents for the otlcers of the
'irst were started on 'T'uesday. 'T his
vill serve to keep out it good d<al of
he .a'1 diuring the daily storms here
ul he cLonifoltatle inl every way. It
1t1oti athIe that the tents of the rag
hi's. who have been stationed in this
list riot for soin - tii', are In a great
iany instances screened besides hav
ng wooden floors and shies. All in
lientions point to an indetinite stay
I the National Gtardsiien on the
W. 1P. Cald well,
I. \ U'iE.S PEOP"LE WAT('H
Whueh Interest Bleing Taken on .Account
of the ('andidaciy of H14n1. *tB. A.
More than the average amotunt of
interest is being taken in this county
in the gubernatorial race because of
the candidacy of lion. It. A. Cooper,
Af This city. Throughout the cam1
paign has been followed very closely
and his home people are anxiously
awaiting the outcome of the first pri
.\!r. Cooper's headquarters here, pre
sided over by his law partner, Mr. It.
IC. Babb, has been vey busy sending
out literature and keeping abreast of
the heavy correspondence incident to
such a campaign. The Cooper head
('tarters are confident that .\Mr. Cooper
will get into the second and ultimately
will be elected. As an indication of
the swift pace lie is setting the other
candidates, 'lr. Haibb furnished The
Advertiser with the following letter.
which he said ought to be of miuch lo
(al interest as throwing light on the
candidacy of Mr. Cooper:
D)Illon, S. C'.. Aug. 19, 1;161.
lion. R. A. Cooper,
I.attrens, S. C.
.\Iy Dear Sir:
'T'he reports coming in 1rom1 rile
I'itdinn11 of your increasing strength
is very encotraging and I want to say
a few words for the Pee Dee section.
There are iany mien in this section
that were .\anning ien trto weeks
1411( ant'd are now supporting yoti.
F-ullt' of teti( are going to vote for
you because of the fairness with
which you propoe to0 adinnister tite
dice cees of tile law's s trong arIto-to
th0 11(11 and poo' alike. Somie are
going to Vote for yot .as anl endorse
nient of you r efforts to conduict an
culicalilonal aintlaign that will hltter
tht' condition of the coinmon people
and others are supporting you be
cause they realize that to put Mir.
Manning in the second race with .\Ir.
lilease will be njuggling with the future
of the State.
The following editorial taken from
the B1ennettsville Pee Dee Advocate
expresses thet( sentiment of a vast ma
jority of the Manning tmen in this
section: 'As we see the sittia tin
ittost of the votes fotr governor are0
going to he cast for .\ liing, Cooiter
and( filease. D)esChaminps and D~unca n
ar1e 1101 seriously considet'eci ini the
rac(e. Itront inlformiat ion w'hichi we
have r'eCeive4d from variiouts parts of'
the State0, at numbliler of peOole who
Ii ave heretofore votedi for Ifilense are'
gtoing to vote fot' Cooper flits y'ear;
andl a inbti er who have voted for'
A'la11nnI ing wiltl1 also vote f'or' ('oper1. If
Cooper1 goets 1in0 the second pimiarly
with Mlannling, mtost of thle Ileas~e
vote Will go to Cooper. and( Cooper'
iil b e easIly elcte'd. If Cooper ge
1in10 the se!ctnd rIiace wih fIlease, miost
of' thle .\ annin1 g vote will go to Coop,
et', and he will win In a walk. If
.\lannling and( Ii lease are0 int hie seCcn
pr1 imary a larige jartt of thle C'ooper
vole will div ide alon11g thet line of r'igi
iia clteavagt'. and~ thle r'uei wilt he
mu tch C loserI &han I would~ hibet ween
I'pe andi( one1 of thle othlerCf tic!d
tates. it. Is pr'obable, however, that
the I lrget pa t't of thle ( oopterI vol
wouildc gco to .\faninlli, ivinig himt thte
advanliitage. .\ lost of' tt' lIleasiteos
"011ld take Cooper101 as a comprttoiic
ii litrterece t) .\lnning, aMit ilo of
lones for Delegates to W. M. U. to
Meet at. Friendship Church Au
IBeaverdan, Mrs. Matt Ilenderson.
13elview, Mrs. A. V. Hobo.
lethabara, NITr,. 1K. M1. Lomas.
lIethany, Mirs. Mark Ilenderson.
licu1lah, .\I rs. Tlomn Owings.
Calvary, .\rs. W. T. Owings.
Chestnutt Idge. .\rs. S. .\l. Martin.
Clinton, M.rs'. A. S. Middle.
Cross 11111, .lrs. A. .1. Martin,
Durbin, Mis. .\latt Ilenderson.
(loldvil le, .\rs. .1. 1'. Kelleitt.
Gray Court, Mrs. S. K0. Gentry.
liarmuony, Alts. W. 1P. Grumbles.
Ilenderson, .\lrs. .1. C. Cheek.
HiIghland 1lome. .\lrs. S. K. Gentry.
lolly Grove, Mrs. 1.. M. Dial.
lAandford, Mrs. O. F. Cox.
Langston, Mrs. Tom tramlett.
1st. L iaurens, Mirs. W. 1K. Hobo.
2nd. Laurens, Mrs. K. L. Riddle.
Lucas Ave., Mrs. .1. P. Kellett.
Lydia, .\rs. llarris Riiddle.
Mt. Gallagher, Mirs. V. It. Ilender
.\t. Olive, Mirs. Tom firamlette.
.\t. P'leasant, .\rs. 1L. D. Iaotmas.
Mlotivtville, Mirs. luther Cook.
New I'rospect, .\Irs. W\. F. Grumble~s.
'rinceton, .\Mrs. A. 1. Maartin.
Itabun Creek, Mirs. W. it. Ilender
t'nion, Mrs. C. It. Hobo.
Warrier, .\rs. 1s. M1. Mtiddle.
Waterloo, Mirs. W. 11. 1 lenderson.
Visitors, Mrs, C. it. Bobo.
If anyone has to be met at train,
please notify your hostess.
Mrs. A. W. Hobo,
:'e taiy atii 'Treasurer.
$ SPECIAL NOTICES. $
Watint'd. A second-hartd wood stove
in good fix and cheap, also a sewing
machine. J. Wade Anderson.
Money to Lend-Long-term loans ne
gotiated on imiiproved farms at 7 per
cent annual interest, and reasonable
expense. llorrowei's will do wel Ito ap
ply early. C. 1). B3arksdale. 4-8t
Slice'lal A innounemiett-- Window
washing, rugs, general cleaning. Ila'
ing recently given up other work, I
am at the service of the public. Parse
Teachers iWante'd---(1) len for town
and country school3, $60 to $75. (2)
Ladlies combining music and common
school, tinprecedented demand. (3)
Graded and high school. Can place
all (1ualitled teachers ior any of the
above. W\'rite today. Southern Teach
ers' Agency, Columbia, S. C. 3-4t-ld
I'Igs For Snie--Cross between 1)uroc
and lBerkshire. Seed wheat at $2.00.
Also few bushels F'ulgruni Oats, $1.25
'I'. M1. Sha w, Lanurens, Route -1. 3-5t-pd
For Sale--Desirable farms near Lau
rens, improved and unimproved. See
Te before buying. It. M. Wolff. 2-5t
City 'roperty---Somle desirable city
property for sale at attractive prices.
lHouses anid lots. 1. M. dolff. 2-at
ulbs For Sale--The Ladies' Aid So
ciety of the Methodist church will take
orders for bulbs. Country trade so
licited. See or write Mrs. W. I,. Gray.
the corporate limits of the city of Lau
rens; six gin stand with engines and
boilers complete, side track, elevation
for coal yard, machine shop building,
foundry house seven-room dwelling,
two stories, with waterworks, electric
lIghts, all on four ac lot within two
lio'ks of pl)ic squtare and main bits
iness dIstrIct, laine gIn stand and soed
iiarkct. SplendId tand antd openIng
roir coal yardt aind imachinet shiop and(
fountdry). Settlement or estate. C. 11.
Rtopeir 1'xecuttor, Laurcns, S. C.
A lDoctor's Itemuedy for 'oughis.
As a curie roi' coughs and coldls Dri.
Hell's l'lne-Tar'-I loney comblines these
remedIes in just the rilght pr'oportion
to do the miost good for' suimmeru coughs
or colds. A tr'ial will pr'ov'e the value
or this splendId cough medIcIne. Dr.
Hlell's PIne-Tar-Ilioney soothes the iril
tation, stops your cough, kills the cold
ger'ms and does you a woi'ld of good. A
2.5c bottle will more than convince youi
--it will sto y1 )ouri cough. At drug
SSi/octal coimmitutniea Iion of
P' limetto L.odge wIll lbe
- 1 t(e (I''Thurisday nIiht, 21,
a 7::0 o'clock foi' the puri
p >se of coinfeirring thte .
.\l. degree('. '4 lie briethrien ar iuriigedl to
i'. 0. Anderson, Thtos. I. Swyger't,
The Strong Withstand the Heat of
Summer Better Than the Weak
01(d people who are feeble, and younger
people who are weak,* will be strentgthtenedl
aind eabled to go through the depress
ing heat of sununier by taking regularly
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. It puite
nnd entrichers the blood and builds up
the whole system. 50c.
PIt ;c 'u itI
SAM J. NICHOLLS I
says it is Mighty Easy for a M1
Will Prevail. Defies Trax
Hopes to be Able to Make !
28th. He Will Invite Bot]
Washington on Account
Which Has Been Referred
'I') 'OT 1'O'El'itS OF TilE FO1'ItTli al
('ONGitESSION AL. )lSTIi"tl('. to
I have made two races for ('on
gress. and so fir as I can learn every ta
man who has ever run ag. inst mne of
Tor Congress is supporting me now ia
with the exception of lion. A. 11. Ct
Miller, who is running for Congress.
This is largely dlue to the fact that
I have always conducted a clean ai
'a'npaigtn and have not taken any un- tl
fair advantage of mny matn who ran 1
It bi&s beeni my desire to come to
im:. I)strct and .alik to my people and II'
'I wotild h:,ve been there before now tl
had it not been for the fact that we sI
have thousands of troops on the
llerd"er, who are absolute ly dependent (.
upon the action of the Military Affiirs te
Commit.ee, of which I am a member, il
for api'ropriation to take care of
I have also been requested by the It
Speaker of the iout;e, lion. Claude
Kitchiin, majority leaders and others, el
to remran at t11y post of duty. In my g
absence it matan who is runl
ningg aginst mrue has endeavored
to take every tifair advantage of me, d
and for this reason I am giving this uo
notice to the papers for fear that I R
will not'. be able personally, before the
Primary. to visit my )istrict.
T2ricky. truthless Traxler Is getting;
out a :tantement criticising certain acts a
of mhine in public lif'e, and I ani going 5
to take' up each item nd nd answer then1 i
'irst. he goes back and brings up
the old "dictatg;;rph bosh" by Tlhomtas J,
It. leelder of Atlanta, (Georgia, and b
Williamt ..l IBurns. Feler is not corn- ii
sidered ins Atlanta ats a dishonest
Crook. and is ill tle iospllitaIll at this
timne, stabbed by at man11 In thet (;eorgtia
legislature, on account of his rascal
11ty. iurns was run out of (eorgia
on necount of producing false evidence
in lth lFrrank case. You are all fam
Ilar wiii this case. I do not think .
that a man who would refer to such f
Thten as Burns and Felder for refer- r
enens Is better than any of them. The i
ri) oulgh t to be In thle ipenitenitiary. 1
trarited andt aigreedi to light ileoase for
tile suppttort of the Spartanbiulrg 11er
ald. M~ir. I earon saya that is a lie
\lr. .1. iloye e ce, ex-mafyor' oIf Siar
Sanblltrlg, says tlh In a lie-anid Sam
,1. Nicholls den'toun~ces It as a cotn
templ Itibhle lie. N ichiolIs is runnintg Is
lie goes furthI ier andi says' that ihe
wili offer $25.00 reward for' a state
ment i'gnied biy Ilin. Saml .1. Nicholls
that he t'Is golig to suplport Hiense In
(lie comtling pr'imairy'. I am nlot 51u1
itort ing' anybodyt3 iln tihe ralce for (lov
t'r'nor. I amfl runniting for Congress.
onI thle record which I have miadeC since
I hlave beenc~ hero. Wec settled our
di fferecnces at the inst electioni. I ex
itet to1 vote for wiiom I please. No
body' < cies hut Tlraxler' to k~now. hotw
I am11 go ig to votte, andt it is 11one
(If is ~ ibusintess. lie ha neverl~'' staitedl
yet wilo lbt was1 goin~g to vte for
furlti' tani iie was1 gtoing to)
work and1 tvote a'igalinst I lien e.
lIbe somsli up inl is sltaltemen't that
ill; for' a law limiitintg It' hturs tof
bi* bhu1ii' : lit iin:a. T rasler knoltw'
VERY CHARGE M
mn to Prefer Charges Behin
ler to Disprove any .Staten
Dne Speech in Spartanburg,
h of His Opponents to be
of President's Veto of M
back to His Committee.
1propriatioi of thousands or dollars,
pay this committee for the invc'
;ation. I voted against the resolu
n because I was.trying to save the
x-Iuyers of the state from paying
it money for a "Junketing" trip for
committee when we already had a
uJnittee appointed to dlo thte in
,Ilm Crow Law in 11ashdington.
Tra.ler says that 1 have not passed
bill prohibiting white people and
groes from riding on street cars in
ashington, and that if he coies to
ingress he will pass such a bill.
henl I .entiloned this matter to the
a1iruan of one of th: large com
ittees in the liouse, he said, "Sam,
at .'ool ought to be in the Auylum in
ead of Congress". Mr. Clark has
trod:ced a bill which is now pend
ig, prohibiting this outrage. Mr.
lark has been in Congress for over
years and is one of the most in
lion. 'Thomas Itellin, of Alabama,
ho shot a negro on the car for sit
ng by a white lady and using ob:'eene
anguage, has also introduced a bill
rohibit.inig different races mixing on
lrs. As yet, we hr.ve been unable to
ot them through on account of the
vt that northern Democrats vote
ith tie Republicans when such bills
)me up. Ilowever, I will vote and
) all I can to get auch a bill through
'den It comes before the liouse. If
teh nuon :t: Tom Ileflin antd Forank
1ark c hnnot lush through such mea
ires inl Congress, I winlt .> askl the
unking , people how lave Trax er
ould manage to 11o so. If he ha;n't
ny more brains than his campaign
lows, lie couldn't pass a dollar bill
I I tell cent laundry, much less a
ill formulatin;g a lr.w in the tni ted
'raxler has not only tried to in
't Iactionalisll into this campaign
it ha: stooped so low as to try to
iject religion into it. I am a mllem
er of the M. E. Church South in
partanburg, S. C., as is verilled by a
ij)y of letter which 1 hereby print
rom R1ev. C. C. lerbert, Pastor.
"Ae'thodist Episcopal Church South,
"( hesley C. Hlerbert, I'astor.
"Spartanhurg, S. C., June 2I, 191i.
To % hoi it may concern:
"The lion. Sam .1 Nicholls of Spar
'nburg, S. C., member of Congress
ronm thi I)istrict, is a member in
egu'ar ianlding of Central Alethodiat
spiscopal Church. South, in Spartan
ulrg, S. C.
".Ir. N ichtol Is' frther, J1udge George
V. Nicholls, hans for niany years bieen
ni infhiential steward of C'entral
'hlurch, and Ils maiuternia gr'andufathier,
lie late 11ev. 5. ii. .Jones, D). D., was
leadinlg membher of the South C'ar
Inma Mlethodist Conference,. twice
*iresidient of Columbia College, and
or secverai years a membler of the
"lI on. S. .J. Nicholls joined the
letthodist Church in early life and
a still a memberl~e.
"(Signedi ('. C. hierbert,
Pastxior (Cntra11 l Aethod ist t'piscl pal
Ido not claim that from a reli
;bus standu-point I have heen al11 that
ouight to have becen. I do claim.
however, that ini the miistak~es I have
nade1 ini life, I have' been open and
,hove-board, an:d I have not, likc Alr.
Praxler, used the cloak of the( Chturch
o hide my13 immiorality or to he at
lie elaim itha111t I recomni ded'i~l thle
ilipotintmentii of 11ev. E. A. l)tiff as
eingi ii hap (lainll~ in the Navyv, anid he
-a use of thlis fact I thave favorwed t110
ath e ll c (huirch. Thelu fa(cIs ill tile
-ase' arei thes: A ('attholic priet tby
zuin in the Navy aliul di ''I. Thl,
-reat < 1 a 'at ane , witi'h hI u i to 1t
li n . air d i -0. a :t Iho it i o b
Ih litr Ii- i it a tel 'ue
en l Sut Caroinn. ta
no'i wasl i very wayili Ntuidr hth
tDE BY TRAXLER
I a Man's Back, but Truth
Lent Made in His Article.
Monday Night, 8:30, Aug.
Present. Is Detained in
illitary Appropriations Bill
the position, under the circumstances.
1, therefore, recommended a priest
from my own District. If he had not
been aippointed some other Catholic
priest would have been appointed. I
would like to know whether or not
Traxler would have recommended
him, under these circumstances. If
he would not have, he is right in say
ing that he "would not represent, if
elected, the whole people of his Dis
trict, bet one faction of them".
Triler states that I represented
the ailroads and cotton mills when
I was in the legislature of South Car.
olina. As a matter of fact, when I
was aected to the house of Repres
entatives of South Carolina in 1J07,
1 d!I- not represent any railroad or
cotton mill. I do not represent themr
now. I have not practiced law since
being elected to Congress, and do not
intend to as long as I am a member
To show you whether or not I was
influenced by the corporations which
he claims I represented, I refer you
to Page 654, House Journal, S. C.,
1907, which shows that I introduced a
bill requiring railroads to post fur
ther notices as to delay trains and
putting a heavy penalty on then if
they dlid not. This, of course, the
railroads opposed. If I had been
their representative, would I have
been lighting them?
I 1.18) voted for a hill not allowing
children under fourteen years of age
to work in cotton mills and I stated
in my speech against the Child Labor
lill in the floor of the Ilouse, in Con
gress, that I thought this was a mat
ter for states to regulate and not the
Federal Government. The mill pres
idents sent a delegation to Columbia
to see me relative to my vote in this
matter, said I told them that I re
presented the laboring interests of
my state and that I believed the bill
was correct and that I would vote
So c.onhtemptible has been .\lr. Trax
ler's camipaign that lie criticises me
for play ing base ball on the i)emocra
tic team against the Republicans. One
word in regard to that. Every year
this gatri is played. The proceeds of
the game are given to the poor chil
dren of Washington to help provide
the necessities of life. This year the
net results were $700.00, which went
to these poor children to help them
along. I took a part in helping them
get this money and I have no apolo
gies to make for doing so.
Now 'in conclusion, I wish to state
that I have stayed at my post of duty
when I knew it wvas to my interests
to be campaigning. I have done what,
I thought was for the best interests
o~f my Di1strict. I havec represented
all of the people of my IDistrict with
out regard to factions. I am run
ning on my owvn merit. Traxier says
I don't stand on my feet. I will leave
it to the hoiiest, fair-minded peole of
my IDistrIct whether or not I am
standing on my feet, or' whether Trax
Ier is. I am ruanning on the record
which I have madec since I have been
In (Congress, and I am proud of it and
stand by it. 'Traxier is swinging in
the air to the coat-tail of every cani
dlidat ' for G;overnor, but none of them
think enoughi of hIm to want to pull
him along, and lie really doesn't knowv
whose coat -tail ho is g rabbinmg at.
Tra xle'r announced that I haduc no
inifluere in Washington and that I
'ou ild iiot lhaive ,take Gbo5nellI appmoinit
cd to the Government service. After
h iis sbecchci, I had14 .1 lke apipiointedl. Nowv
lie is erit icisinag me for the aplpoinit
menilt a mii try3inig to beli t Ie .1 ake (.os
ni hi. I have' known~m .lakce (:Gichel for'
4ars ..akI h a- . 'I'hi fais ikeP hami
of ille hta 4 I~hl be ive4 t t e is
oneI rad'il 14wol trusi t i m l i thi
niiktbo. Tt ha moeha
4 oi o ih hen''. ohs
Tr: Ie Marted ul i' \' li -