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C. M. BABB ELECTED
BY BIG MAJORITY
Mayoralty Campaign Came
to Close Yesterday.
A SECOND RACE
IN FIFTH WARD
Alderman Ic Winners Lead by Big Ma
jorities Except in Ward Five, Where
a Second Race will bo Necessary to
Decide the Winner. Franks and
Thomason to Run Over.
The primary election for mayor and
six aldermen In the city of Laurens
was held yesterday, resulting In the
election of C. M. Babb, the present
lnoomlbent, over .T. M. CannOn by a
?vote of 354 to 180. In Ward 1, L, O.
Htere -was elected over C. H. Gasque;
in Ward 2, J. Warren Bolt was elect
ed over S. Boyd Sexton; in Ward 3 Dr.
J. M. Bearde; "as elected over John
D. Ohlldress; in Ward 4, T. C. Switnor
was unopposed; in Ward 5, R. G.
Franks and "W. P. Thomason, Jr.,
will have to run over; ,ln Wai? 6,
Aug. Huff defeated the present in
cuiribeift, J. E. Philpot.
The following Is the total vote cast:
Ward 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Babh .43 46 87 45 109 27 354
Cannon .. . .13 17 71 13 31 13 160
T. C. Switzer.58
A meeting of the executive com
mittee will he held this morning in
the city hall at 11 o'clock for the
purpose of canvassing the vote and
arranging for a second primary In
Ward 5. It is probable that the pri
mary will be set for Tuesday, the 25th.
TO BEGIN SPECIAL SERVICES.
Presbyterians to Hold Special Services,
Beginning Snndny. '
Beginning next Sunday, the 23rd,
special evangellstical services will be
held In the Presbyterian church, last
ing several weeks. The first of the
services will bo conducted by the pas
tor, Rov. C. F. Rankin. Rev. A. D.
McCluro, of Wilmington, N. C, baa
consented to aid Mr. Rankin and he
will arrive Tuesday to remain through
out tho services. In all probability he
v/ill preach his first sermon Tuesday
evening. Dr. McClure is a minister
who has had wide experience In this
lino of Christian endeavor and has
mot with great tuccoss wherever he
has consented to conduct special ser
Two services will be held each day.
One will be hold each evening while the
ether will he held either in tho morn
ing or afternoon, a dcision to bo made
on this point Inter.
The congregations of all of the
churches of tho city will be invited
to join in the services and the pub
lic will bo invited to attond. An at
tractive feature of tho services will bo
the music, which will occupy a promi
nent place in the program of each ser
Discontinues Cross Hill Dispensary.
Dr. F. M. Routh, who is conducting
tho hook worm campaign In this coun
ty, has announced that, becau'3 of
lack of interest In that vicinity, the
dispensary for the free diagnosis and
troatmcnt of hook worm at Cross
Hill will be discontinued. He finds
that he is koi>t very busy in othe
parts of tho county and that he can
use his time more profitably else
where. " Dr. Routh states that he Is
, receiving tho CO-OpOratlon of physi
cians and tho peoplo generally in
nearly every section of the county
and ?hat ho is well pleased with the
work here so far.
MIL T?TE TO BE HERE.
?111 Spend Several Days In This
County Lecturing and Inspecting
The following communication from
Mr. Geo. L. Pitts, County Supt. of
Education, has beend handed The Ad
vertiser. It is self-explanatory:
Mr. W. K. T?te, State Rural Super
Visor of Elementary Schools, will ar
rive in Laurens on tho 25th of Feb
ruary and remain in this county
through the 1st of March. On the
night of the 26th he is to lecture at
Riaibun Church. The teachers, chil
dren, trustees and patrons of Friend
ship, Hendersonville, Morna, Eden and
Shlloh schools are expected to hear
this lecture at Riabun. The lecture
will begin at 8 o'clock. On the morn
ing of tho 26th Mr. T?te will Visit the
Friendship school. In the afternoon,
the Mt. Bothel school. At night he
will lecture at Princeton. The sur
rounding schools are expected to hear
him at Princeton. On the morning of
27th Mr. T?te will visit the Hender
sonville school. In the afternoon the
Dials school. At night he will lec
ture at Friendship. The noarby
schools aro asked to hear this lec
ture. On the 28th Mr. T?te will be
at the Gray Count-Owlngs school, and
will address the people of the com
munity at 2.30 o'clock. Barksdale,
Dials, and Harmony school arc asked
to hear this address. Mr. T?te will
meot these engagement? regardless of
the weathr. He Is a pleasing thlker
and interested in school work and im
provements. He will have his steriop
tican and will show his pictures at
the several places.
On the night of the 28th at 8 o'clock
Mr. T?te will lecture and show his
pictures at the City graded school
auditorium. Tills lecture will be free
to all and everybody is urged to come.
Every teacher In the county has been
Invited and Is expected to arrive In
the city in the afternoon In order to
bo here for this lecture. The people
of Laurens have gladly opened their
homes to entertain them while here.
Each teacher has been notified of bis
or her hostess. On Saturday morn
ing March 1st, at 9.30 Mr. T?te will
meet the teachers at thoir regular
monthly meeting. At 1 o'clock he will
address the trustees of the county.
Every trustee in the county is urged
to hear this talk.
GEO. L. PITTS,
Co. Supt. of Education.
Box Sapper at Long View.
There will be a box supper at Long
View school house Friday night, .Feb
ruary 2l8t, for the benefit of the
school. The public is cordially in
Keeping up with the Times.
Mr. Guy Watson, manager of the lo
cal Coca Cola Bottling .works, has
presented a handsome Coca Cola
clock to the. county and has hung it
in the lobby of the court house, where
It will bo convenient for tho officials
and for the public. The clock is not
only an accurate time keeper, but Is
an ornament to the building.
New Clerk of W. 0. W.
Mr. J. W. Thompson has been elect
ed clerk of Laurens Camp 98, W. O.
'W., to succeed Mr. J. Lee Langston,
who recently resigned. Those hav
ing business with the clerk can com
municate with Mr. Thompson. Mr.
Langston has been clerk of the camp
since Its organization 15 years ago
and has been largely instrumental in
Its growth from a small camp of four
teen members to Its present member
ship of two hundred and fourteen.
Dentil Of Mrs. Watson.
Mrs. Annie Watson died yesterday
afternoon at 1 o'clock at the homo of
her son, Mr. A. C. Watson, on Oak
street, after an Illness of several days
of pneumonia. The funeral services
were conducted at-the home this af
ternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Dr. J.
W. Kllgo and the interment was made
In tho City Cemetery. Mrs. Watson
was in her 91th year, having been born
on the 26th day of November, 1819, at
Bnrksdale, Laurens county. She had
niade her homo with her son for a
Dumber of years and until only a few
wooks ago enjoyed good health, de
splto her advanced age. Besides Mr.
Wntson she Is survived by two daugh
ters, Mrs. M. C. Oxncr, of Laurens
county, and Mrs. Mary Whitley. <>f
Clinton. Their friends will sympathize
with Mi.?in in thoir boroavemcnt.?
REED (MILLER CONCERT
Sale of Reserved Seats Gives Prom.
Ise of a Crowded Honse when Reed
Miller and his Associates Appear
The salo of the seats for the Reed
Miller concert, which is to be given
here Tuesday evening, has been very
encouraging to tho ladles of the Civic
League, who have the concert In
charge, and judging from the present
enthusiasm there will bo a premium
upon seats before the curtain is rais
ed. Tickets are now being sold on the
streets by children and at the Pal
metto Drug store, where the opera
house diagram Is. Order for seats
may be telephoned to the Palmetto
Drug store or those living in other
towns may write for scats if they
prefer. The price of reserved seats
is $1.00, for seats down stairs behind
the railing is 75 cents and for the gal
lory is 50 cents. A partition has
been built In tho gallery to separate
Reed Miller will have associated
with him Frank Coxton, basso-can
fcante, and John R. Rebaror, a pian
ist of first rank. All of these artists
have national reputations und all of
them are southern men. Mr. Miller
possesses a lyric tenor voice of mark
ed beauty and power. He has made
groat musical strides in the last few
years, and is steadily growing in pop
ularity. Rcgining with a beautiful
voice naturally, he is now a flndshed
artist. Last season he sang with the
New York symphony orchestra, Wal
ter Damrosch, conductor, on its annu
al tour; with the Theodore Thomas
orchestra, at Worcester, Mass., and
EVanston, IN,, festivals; and with the
Now York oratorio society nnd organi
zations of like character. Ho is more
sought after by the largo choral so
cieties of tho north than any Ameri
can tenor, especially in the tenor
role of Handel's Messiah, has h< won
great praise and favor. He Is now
the leading tenor at the new Saint
Thomas episcopal church on Fifth
avenue, one of the -. ichest and bond
SO most churches in Now York city.
Mr. Miller is a native of Anderson,
and Is the greatest singer South Car
olina has ever produced since the*
days of Louis Kellog who w.u burn,
in Sumter, S. C, eighty years ago.
For this reason nfone every lover of
music should hear him. He is able
to concertlzc only at Infrequent Inter,
vals in this section, owing to h's
engagements in the North. He will
be given a warm welcome In Laurons
and the public. Is fortunate to be
able to have tho unusual opportunity
of attending such an artistic concert.
Mr. Croxton as a basso-cantata nnd
Mr. Rebaror, pianist, who will appear
with Mr. Miller, are artists of high
rank and popularity.
The concert will he given in the
opera house and will start promptly
at 8:30 o'clock. Persons coming late
wfll not be allowed to go to thedr
places while any number is being
rendered. Therefore, everybody who
expects to attend should be prompt
in reaching the opera house.
McLaurln and Toague received yes
terday their second car-load of Stu
debaker automobiles of tho 1013 type.
Only a week ngo they received their
first car-load, which was disposed of
immediately. Mr. McLaurln states
that he is hardly able to get thorn In
fast enough to supply the demand.
It was stated In The Advertiser last j
week that Mr. Chas. R. Bishop had
quit the real estate business and en
tered the brokerage business. This
was an error as to the real estate part
as Mr. Bishop will continue to handle
land in overy shape, form and variety.
Bos Supper at Copeland.
There will be a box supper at Cope
lands school next Saturday the twen
ty-second, to which all are invited.
The proceeds of tho supper will go
to tho school Improvement league of
Pat her Old Bottle.
Mr. If. B. Workman was showing
on tho streets yesterday a bottle that
has seen service for some 100 sum
mers. It was made in Belfast in 1753
and brought over to this country by
Mr. David Temploton, an ancestor of
UP IN CLINTON
College Students to Decide Whether
or Not the Women Ought to Vote.
Clinton, Fob. 18.?The college stu
dents will next Saturday night settle
for this neck of the woods the burn
ing question of woman's suffrage.
Representatives of the Eukosmlan
and Phllonvathean literary societies
will debate for and against the ex
tension of the franchise to women. The
reward of success will be a silver
trophy cup. The contest will bo a
scene of animation, with society ban
ners and yells, cheering co-eds, in
spiring music, and dignified and dis
interested Judges. Invitations have
been extended to sevoral out-of-town
gentlemen to serve In this capacity.
The civic league and the city coun
cil are working together to establish
a park on the plot of ground between
the Seaboard railway tracks and Mill
ing and Company's warehouse, just off
Broad street. The railway authori
ties are In sympathy with the project.
A committee is already at work on
plans for It.
The council passed some time ago
an ordinance requiring residents to
connect with the sewer syBtem by
the first of May.
Parties and Clubs*
Mrs. .Tack Young entertained at a
dinner Saturday In honor of Mrs.
White, of Savannah, Ga.
On Saturday afternoon the Aetaeon
book club held a meeting with Miss
Sal lie Wright at which a list of new
books was selected and ordered.
The members of the Athenaeum en
joyed the pleasure of a travel lecture
from T>r. Jacobs on Monday evening.
The subject was England and the lec
ture was illustrated by a hundred ex
cellent lantern slides. This dub Is
engaged this year in studying Eng
land under tho direction of the Ray
The Misses Hurgess entertained a
few friends at a musical Monday af
ternoon In honor of Miss Frances Bur
A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs.
3. F. Jacobs. Mrs. W. J. Bailey, and
Miss Clara Duckctt, are spending a
week in New York.
The Rev. F. I). Jones. Mr. J. I. Cope
land, and Mr. C. M. Bailey are attend
ing the Laymen's Missionary conven
tion in Memphis. Tonn.
Miss Lenora Pureell spent Friday
and Saturday With friends at Chlcorn
Miss Frances Burgess of Yorkville,
a student at Chlcora, spent the week
end here with her aunts, Misses Sal
lie and Mamie Hurgess.
Mrs. W. B, Owens chaperoned an
appreciative party of young people to
Laurens last Friday for the concert
given by the graded school pupils.
Mi's. Henry Young's friends sym
pathize with her at the death of her
brother. Mrs. Young is now at Enoree
visiting her family.
Miss Lenora Purcoll leaves this
week for a two weeks' visit to her
home In Palatka, Florida.
Mrs. J. S. Constine and Mrs. Will J.
Loake leave soon for Hot Springs,
Arkansas, where Mrs. Constine hopes
to receive great benefit from the min
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moody of Now
York city are expected soon to pay
an extended visit to Mrs. Moody's rela
Mrs. Louis DesChampefl of Li .iop
vllle, Is visiting her sister. Mrs. J.
Miss Lizzie Glenn is visiting at Mr.
The ladies of Mondorsonville School
Improvement Association will give
an exchange party at tho school-house
Friday evening, Feb. 21, from 7 to 11
Guests are requested to come provid
ed with pennies and unexpenslvo arti
cles to exchange. A prize will bo
given to the person making the great
est number of trades. The proceeds
will be used for the benefit of the
school. The public Is cordially In
K. of P. Smoker.
The Laurens I/ulgo. Knights of
Pythias will give a smoker in the lodge
rooms next Monday, the regular moot
ing night. Several subjects of much
Importance will be discussed and It
Is hoped that every member will at
PEEPLE8 FOR GOVERNOR,
Announces his Intention to Enter
Gubernatorial Race in 11)14. Rum.
ored that Lowndea J. Browning
would Also Run.
Announcement cornea from Colum
bia that Thos. H. Peoples, at present
attorney general of South Carolina,
will be in the race for governor in
1914. Mr. Peoples authorized the an
nouncement hlmsolr. Mr. Peoples was
a "Dleaao" candidate in the recent
primary. In connection with this do
flnlto announcement from Mr. Peoples
comes the rumor that lK>wndcs J.
Browning, of Union, will also be in
tho nice. Mr. Browning Is not now
in politics, but has represented Union
county In the legislature for several
sessions. He was Chairman of the
"ways and means convmlttoo of tho
House for several years and came Into
considerable prominence in connection
with his duties on that committee.
Gov. Please has already announced
that he will enter the race for United
States senator in 1914, when the seat
now hold by Sen. Smith will be eon
tended for. Sen. Smith has also an.
nounood his Intention of running
Possibly there are others.
Trusty Leaves Chain Gang.
John Carter, a negro trusty on the
county chain gang took French leave
some time during Monday and has not
boon heard of since. Carter had serv
ed nlKMit three fourths of a term of
two years for manslaughter and was
being used as a cook. Some time dur
ing the early part of tho day. it is
thought, he decided to give up Iiis Job
and left. As he was left in the camp
alone to propar0 food for the rest of
the gang, his disappearance was not
discovered until late in the day. The
negro had previously given no trou
ble and was looked upon as a model
prisoner, being used, for thai reason,
as a trusty. He comes from the lower
Section of the county, In Hopowoll
township, where numbers of his rela
tives live. U<p until last, night, no
trace of him had been found.
Snow Frida) Morning.
The people of I^aurons and vicinity
awoke Friday morning to lind the
ground covered with a mantle of
snow. Having boon a very light .snow
fall, it melted rapidly Friday and by
night nearly all of it had disappeared.
The snow man was rather partial to
Lauren8 this time, for tho fall was
confined to rather a small area, this
city being among the very few fav
ored. However, other places have not
been slighted in the way of cold, for
wintry weather has prevailed over all
Mils section, coming as a welcome vis
itor after the warm weather of the
past few weeks.
Date of meeting Changed.
Mr. C. A. Powor, Head Advisor of
the state division, W. O. W., wishes to
inform tho Woodmen of tho county
that the date of meeting of the head
camp has been changed from the BOC
nd Tuesday In March to the third
Tuosday In .March. This decision was
reached at a meeting of the head ofli
cors in Columbia recently, in con.
noctlon with this mooting Mr. Powor
recited an interesting coincidence of
the meeting of the head ofllcors. Neith
er he nor T. C. Hamer, of Bonnottavlle,
was able to attend the meeting be
cause each of them was holding his
first term of court since the recent
general election when both of thom
wore elected clerks of court.
College.mnfc of Woodrow Wilson.
Waterloo, Fob. 17. -'Mr. Cluroncin
Cuningham, of this place, as a grad
uate of Princeton, has received frbm
the Princeton Alumni association of
tho District of Columbia an invita
tion to he present at the reception
and smoker to be given to president
elect Woodrow Wilson on the evening
of .March 3rd. He has also bad plaCod
at his disposal a seat, on the grand
stand reserved for tho Prlncoton
alumni, Which will be directly Oppo
site the preajdor. il stand and the
WhltO House. Mr. Cuningham 0X
peots to attend find to witness the
Inauguration of bis old college mate
Honor Roll Lisbon High School.
First Grade?Louise Riddle, Maude
Fourth Grade?Floyd Corbet, Joe
Holmes, Mamio Prater, Mlawatha
Fifth Grade?Julia Young.
Compulsory Education by
IS HELD UP
iMHi Week of Legislatur?' has Arrived
and Many Important Measures Yci
to be Called up. Cotton Warehouse
Bill (Joes Over to the Next Session.
Columbia, Feb. 16.?-The 1912 mission
of the general assembly will bo mark
ed* hy tiho passage of the MeOravey
compulsory education bill. That Is the
most important pieco of legislation to
pass tho legislature in this Stato in
many a year. The measure has re
ceived the Indorsement of tho houao
and It 1a vory probable that the senate
Will make it a law. The only question
now is: Will the governor apply tho
voto? if ho ?loos it Is believed that
the friends of the measure, regardless
of whether they are friends of tho
governor or not will come to Its tus
shdanco and that tiho bill will bo plac
ed on the statute books.
The appropriation hill carrying over
(2,000,000 has been passed by the house
and sent to the .senate. The measure
is now resting for a few dayft vith tho
finance committee of tho upper brunch,
The moasuro as passed does not In
crease the State tax levy of flyo and
three fourths mills. It is bollOVOd
that the governor will apply the veto
in several items. From the test voto
taken the other nhght In the house
It seems now that whatever the gov
ernor vetoes will stay voto?!d for ho
apparently has a clear third of tho
members of tho house to support him.
A two-thirds vote is required to over
ride ail executive veto ThorO is ft .
clear two-thirds in ppositloa " tit"
governor in the sonte
I'rimarj Law Meld lit.
Tho indications now arc that tllO
law for safeguarding the primary
system will hi carried over until
next session. The people of the State
want Roino kind of a safeguard plac
ed about tint primary system and
they are going to have II or there nev
er will be another primary election.
The State convention will he hold in
1914 and that will he ample time for
the 19M general assembly to take ac
This session has been an unpro
ductive one. There has boon much
talk of a mild nature, hut little ac
tion. The weeks have slipped care
lessly by and few laws of Stato-wido
Importance have found a permanent
place on the hooks As usual there
have boon a number of local meas
ures passed, hut all of tin! big ques
tions with few exceptions have been
killed or deferred until next se.sHon.
The governor has hcon unusually or
rather usually active in sending mes
sages. The epistles have been rocciv
od as matter of course and have not,
even aroused indignation. They were
j to be expected. It might la- well sIht
od that the general assembly ignored
the governor and that he failed to s'lr
up the desired for swcel publlcl*
ty's sake. Another feature of the ses
sion has been the "freak legislation"
proposed. '1 he house and sonale jour
nals have proved a most excellent
ropository for the political teachings or
the chief executive.
The cotton warehouse bill In tho
senate was fathered by Senator .Me
Lau tin a former Unltod state; Houa*
tor. This bill received tho Indpr
mont of the State fartnors union and
is regarded by many as a most ex
cellent measure. Tho. intent of the
hill was to construct chain of
Warehouses to store cotton. Tii(! bill
j has been passed over until next s?B>
SeniltC Has Dene Little.
If hy the end of the present 80S*
sloti tho legislature, so far as tho
senate Is concerned a! bast, has ac
complished anything Ol a State whir,
importance it will he after a good
cunning start. SoftlO important meas
ures are pending. Up to this time tho
senate has done little more than pass
measures for Aligator township or
Wahoo bull pen, as Senator Clifton
would say. Contested matter has been
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