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PUBLISHED EVERN WEDNESDAN
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THE INFLUENCE OF THE PRESS.
It is hard for the press to oc
lieve that its in:iuence 0s ,ipo
tent im a poli1tical campai.
n uevertheless the recent .elct"n
has demonstrated ciearly a man
can win without the press or ratn
er with the entire press of the
State aamst him. or neutrai.
This is accounted for in our jud,
ment. in the fact that the people
are no longer led by the haran
gues of demnagogues nor are they
misled by the ravings o a parti
san press: whenever the newspa
pers appear to be in a comoine
against a man. whether or not
there has been un understanding
between them naakes no di ierence
once the masses believing froin
the manner of the press there :s
such a combination, then they at
. esce go to the rescue of the
and become his
The newspapers with but very
few exceptions were arrayed
against Cole L. 1lease. not only
so, but there were men gong over
the State attempting with the
forked tongue of slander to black
en the man's character. the sac
redness of the man's private af.
fairs were disregarded. these
things and others had their influ
ence with the masses and they
put their stamp of disapproval
upon the metfiods employed by
the opposition to Blease. It is OUT
opinion the Pronibitionists made
a grave mistake when they.
through their leaders. zave out
between the first and second pri
maries that the liquor questior
was eliminated, and the tight had
resolved itself to a question o!
men. this had the etect of driv
ing from Mr. Featherstone many
who were supporting him on the.
prohibition platform, and it crea
ed a distrust among those whc
favored local option; the Local
Ontionists could not see how it
was possible for those who pro.
fessed to be for prohibition from
a moral standpoint could desertt
compromise a moral principle for
votes for the elevation of any mar:
to public office, the masses regard
ed tbe action of the Prohibition
ists as confirming their belief that
the prohibition movement :s not
a moral issue but a political one
with its leaders clamoring to gel
into office-hungermfl after the
It is clearly demonstrated the
newspapers can only be a potent
force in the politics in the Statt
when they can give such editorial
expressions as will appeal to tie
judgment of the people: while the.
press is a mnoulder of sentinent.
and has a powerful influence. it
can only exert that influence when
it is just. and right. The people
are very discerning. they graspa
situation ouickly. it is easy for
them to see the ditTerence between
an honest expression of the press.
and an expression prompted oy
personal spleen: in the recent
election there is no doubt in our
mind that miuch of the opposition
to Blease was prompted by tEi
personal hatred of The States ed
itor, his views was accepteu any
followed by many of the weekli.s
(weaklies)that never have an orig
inal idea, but who are dependent
on The State for an editoril cue.
The State is their promptor, and
hence, they followed it much like
fice follow the yelp of the leadi
hound 'n a chase. We regrard the
lesson taught the newspapers of
South Carolina one of the be st
and most profitable they have had
in many years, and predict. in the
future there will be more justice,
accuracy and conservatism in thec
press of this State.
The people read the newspa
pers, then they think for them
selves bow they shall act. the day
has gone by when they regard
every editorial expression as an
incontrovertable fact, they read.
and they reason. often reaching~
the same cone cion as the .'ditor.
but frequently arriving at on
poite conclusions5. therefor-- i1
behooves the press of thec State.
to be fair. and to remenwer that
abse, and misrepresen tati: is
not an iniluencing factor in hi
dv of universal intelligence
TIhe recent electi'on haemn
ttrated clearly to our mid that
the oroihibition causeisnth
wane. and the I led' rhip o that
cause is most rsp:>nsibj foz t
Under the law as it is nHw:ba
ress. the Prohibitionists not aa
tied with a stradual clininatini
step as the senftiment2 pt -
ach :non.e. but they ge: huLr
for o:eice. and drop th 'nn fo
the shadow by trym:g to :or'ce
fromt the people)h? ?. ;rintax
local self overnmnent'. an .1
ther (10 not have a care. tmeiree
du(t ini this last election wx.in
on the swing of the~ ptmun h
The Stat.. 1)emocrat:. r.xecu
tiro (. Commttee dwlared the. nom::
naio.ns last niiht. headng the
for Govern~or. Low let al! work
w h'4. h h
these :nanipulator -.
chace aretV Wnfaot"%
CAIS" ' 'k.
pression. th' r'41e 4e.ns
z o u.,
t pI~ .0 *1 PVi.*( .
farmfers Wthat iOUr opl~m:>' in
il bic sta ing a mitak
cotton at present pI espIS
;iv those farmers who are ow
Ikfe theirereditorsuwaiting wlill
f.1 al n t 4t; " ! 0 1L11
'1'ue to nnati . I
Ctey 1, speculat byhldn nto
W advise every rm o at
his entton as rapidly as sn~ce
and market is as fast as'h n
neries will put :! in sIhape, th
when the debts ire llp .
sur-plus is left there 'm'Ly bO SO'i
reason t hold for a bette r IWC0.
The showing mad1 by Mr.
Smith by ti t eIegram s frome -:
eral states does not s uigniV.ty v
thinz. for wo remeiber a few
I years ago the telegraphic reports
from Txas. and other cotton
,rowin, states c.usd tht loss of:
millions of do! lli to the farmers
of Souti Carolina. they were mis
led by the reported cond:tion0s ;
the cotton g-rowing helt and held
their cotton when th. price was
about like it is now or perlaps
more, and then later had to take
nearly tifty per cent less, no. there2
is a good profit in cotton at tini
teen cents. this is sure. it may to
higher and probably wil but the
price at present Is tile to . tile
mortgage and it should be lifted
first before speculation takes po
ssession of the judgment. Seb
your cotton and pay your deiebt-.
THEY ARE SICK OF A FARCE.
i'hee i beng irculated :
,Darlington a petition f .or an ece
tion to re-establishi the county
I dispensary. there is a special Act
which permits Darlington to have
an election without waiting. ti..
four years. Whether the effort
will succeed or n'.t we do' no't
know, but there is thms mue.: cer
tan. :he illheit trathe o~ ugu
must stop and there :uust iMe a
reater curtauimenit in tnes con
sumption of liquor or the State
wi!. in self-defense'. be compelled
to de'ise some plan by; whnih
liuor can be .nvtu.!y soli. I ne
people are tiredI of the conditions
that exist. It would not surprise.
us to see that G~ ree::n lle has vot
ed back the dispensar'- amnd if it
does Anderson. Spartan burg. and:
other uip-country counties will
follow, and then it will be gen
eral all over the State. So far~ as
Clarendon is concerned there wd
iKe no special Ae: fo an elc.Ction
at the commni1 or ine' me'smon tE
loing. the voters' of this cun:t
voted out the diigensary 'or :ur
years and~ they :nust stand4. to ti:m
-ak th1en. whwn ti fu
.years has expired th'ey can pe.ti
ti'n fori anI eetion but not u
lt people the::selves vote in the
en t ntor.
.\iready.i tiiwy are~ leg.!.m. :4
i I the'. gener'a: as-.moi' I n'
cle.rship for the. i'~~ Hue o''i :,
entry of J1. \\ ion 4,)'"' wn"
editor of tiwe Columia' R'coni
andU has s.erve'd most accep"tai.u.
the position of cierk 4,; the Hous.
fr o>ne term. and we reg'ardi hmi:
so weil qalitied .or .iis psto
1that did the writer have ':t
in that bodyv hie would gia4.i
cast it :or him. The e;Tor: 14n
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Ito draw patsn nso Mr.
jHort. .e4 Ih ame wil no4 suce4d.
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for children: safe, sure. No opiates
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OUR SUiTS AT
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Oficia I Tabulation
Z.econd Demiocratic Primary Held September 13191
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NOTICE.I'~1 I lot)l
Noticc of Dischar jc.
LESESNE & HORTON.
SDR.KiNG'S N1W DISCOVEIl
E ER . Will Surely Stop That Couqh.
15.00 AND 520.00
S6.50 to S30.00.
a 52.50 to 512.00.
SU.MTER S. C
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You buyv Ss not 11w' plric yu ay h'h
dty for you That u-eard
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We guarantee absolute satisfation for every
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resicses. Suits. E-tc. Beautifuil Paterns. looks
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S best to be had att the parice. . . . . ..-.-.-- -4 : yd- -
3h inch Ioingees in all leading shades. jiclud1
16 bn lack and white at. .. .. -.... -1 1-ic yd- i
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and1li;!! I lomnr- l anid Ap.rroni (inghamsfl 5e yd .
-h e ver ade 0 an 14 -'' 5
it Pays to Trade. 4
All but the Price!
Just in, a Shipment of
These are plump little pici shoulders
cured exactly like hams. You']1 find them
delIiius. Pric.. is strictly within eey
body's reach. Try one.
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