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LAUKENS, 8. t\, Sept. 17, 1002.
Latiuier Beats Evans.
Mr. Latlmor, the gentleman who has
been in Congress ten years and on
every stump opened his speeches with
the statement that "he was the only
farmer in the race against live lawyers"
and who may bo a patriot of high or
der and talent, is elected Senator. We
have had worse. "We are sure that Mr.
Latimerwill do tho best possible ac
cording to his lights and ho is an in
dustrious person. We are not dissatis
fied with Latimer. We have bad
worse. We may never have better. We
wish him well. He will not be the
most unworthy man in the Senate.
The possibility of the election of
John Gary Evans never roally existed.
What The Advertiser said before
the campaign opened, that he was
more sure to receive a good vote than
any other candidate, and yet certain to
be defeated, was true. Betwoen Evans
and Latimer the Reformers were di
vided. The "Antis" wore not divided.
Save In Spartanburg, Columbia and
Charleston tho "Antis" unanimously
-"had it In" for Evane. He was their
game. With Evans for quarry, they
delighted in the chase. It Is the great
est *'anti" victory yot achieved. Addi
tionally, the McLaurin sontiment was
a powerful assistant to Latimer. The
holders of McLaurin patronBge helped
Latimer. Wo do not charge, mind, that
Mr. Latimer is a McLaurin man. We
merely say that four-fifths of the Mc
Laurin crowd wanted Latimer, and
there we stop. The Charleston Post,
by the way, Is mistaken In saying that
The Advertiser claims that Latimer
embodies McLaurinism. Antagonism
of our old political clan and sympathy
Of MoLaurln's friends made Latimer's
election sure. In Charleston, Evans re
ceived a handsome vote comparatively.
He did not expect much and the Char-j
leston community manifested a broad
and generous splr' in the votes that
they gave Evans and bad judgment In
those that they rcfusod him.
\ It Is worth noting that tho News
and Courier declared for Latimer on
the morning of the election on the
solo ground that he helped to get an
exposition for Charleston. The News
and Courier thus squarely goes on re
cord that the Congressman who works
to get an appropriation for Charleston,
deserves a seat In the 'Senate. This Is
the News and Courier's conception of
Senatorial qualifications. It Is The
News and Courier's affair, but its stand
ards of seleotion are interesting and?
We wish to say ivery distinctly and
unequivocally that we did not support
Mr. Evans as a *'choice of evils." We
supported him because we believed he
would represent the State of South
Carolina with ability and honesty in
the American Senate. It is worth not
ing again that Mr. Latimer's press
friends as a rule endorsed him with
apologies that would ba insulting to a
man of spirit. Thoy wore fighting Ev
ans?they were in the chase, that wa9
all. Evans' friends were for Evans,
because however they may have differ
ed with him heretoforo they believed
him worthy of their support at this
The Advertiser could of course ac
complish little for its candidato in Lau
ron.s. It woakonod itself with some of
ita friends. But THE advertiser has
'?'"n'o regrets for its stand except that it
failed to achieve the desired result. We
shall not quarrel with those who pre
ferred Latimer?even with those who
opposed Evajs with a venom that wo
do not regard creditable to human na
ture. We dismiss the subject with the
prediction that if Ex-Governor Evans
Is still ambitious for a political career
he will have it. He has ability and
training, boldness and political skill.
He will accept defeat in the dignified
manner that a gentleman should, not
withstanding tho effort that has been
made to render him odious in South
Carolina. He is a young man, not yet
in his prime. He will be young enough
fifteen years honoe to begin a long and
successful eareer in politics. It is not
likely that the people will ask him to
wait that length of time. The gontle
tlemen who have labored so earnestly
to destroy as well as to defeat him will
find themselves disappointed. Mr. Ev
ans will "bide his time," Indulge in no
display of ill temper which his perse
cutors long to soo and, one dayvor oth
er, be at the front again. The Adver
tiser may or may not be bis friend
then, that will dopend on the issues,
bnt Mr. Evans will be a force in South
Carolina even longer than some of his
With D. O. Hoy ward, the Colleton
farmer, in the exocutivo chair "His
Excellency, the Governor" will bo no
empty phrase. The South Carolina
farmers are rc-spoutnble for this young
.man Heyward. They elected him. In
subh counties as Oconoo, Picken9, Spar
tanburg and Greonville the farmers
were for Hoyward. He received as
many Tillmanite votes as Talhort re
ceived. The farmers of South Caro
lina have chosen a Governor who will
bo a lasting honor to them, who will be
a credit to them wherevor ho may ap
pear and who will bo for all the people
Of South Carolina a manly, ? tralght-for
ward and honest Chief Magistrate.?
While it would not become us to dis
play any' unseemly pleasure, anybody
has a right to rejoice in the good
points of a clean-limbed young thor
ough-bred. We believe we can get
along under a Hoy ward's administra
The might of tho Columbia Stato has
been clearly demonstrated; henco, wo
aro disgusted that it stood by and per
mitted the defeat of Col. William El
liott whom we supported In the first
primary. But for this crime of oinis
Sjon, ajl might have boon forglvour
Posters In the Campaign.
The Advertiser declared for no
man in the race for Governor. Seve
ral r,oj? men were running. It was a
matter of personal choice. It happen
ed that The Advkrtiser's editor voted
for Col. Talbert. The Advkrtiser's
editor and The Advertiser are not
necessarily the same thing, by the way.
Tub advertiser remarks, however,
that the methods of the latter part of
the Talbert campaign were not right
methods. The innuendo aimed at
Capt. Hey ward in posters was not excu
sable. It was nut in keeping with the
honorable campaign of Col. Talbort on
the stump. Therefore we believe he
was not personally responsible for it.
Thk Advertiser unqualifiedly con
Hut the sinning was not confined to
the Talbert side. Newspapers with
Hoyward tendencies made mistakes. It
has come about that South Carolina
has but two dallies generally read.
One has about "retired" from politics
?just as a merchant, aftor a long life
well spent in successful labor, retires.
Tho other, the Columbia State, an able,
; untamed and aorobatlo performer, is
still the wild ohild of Anti-Tlllman
tsm. Antl-Tlllmanism is its Jacob
like voice even though it's bandet be
covered with the hairy skin of an Esau
peace-and-unity. Up to the first pri
mary there soemed to be a silent con
tract that The State would hold olT as
between the candidates except as to
Col. Tlllman, who was a bone that fur
nished good gnawing and kept it out of
serious mischief. The first primary
over, The State instantly deolared for
Heyward. The eamo taolt contraot
seemed to have existed In the Senato
rial contest. When It appeared that
Evans was in the second raco, The
State at|once eolzed that anolent naval
weapon, now unknown to civilized war
fare, called the stink-pot and began to
hurl it at Evans Evans was a former
"Reformer". So was Latimer, whom
The State daily damned with the faint
est praise available In an enviable vo
cabulary. How oould the Talbert men
know that stlnk-pots would not be
be flung at their man any moment?
Tho Stato held off from Its Evans fight
until It was too late to reply from the
stump, and it had given a sign In favor
of Heyward calculated to call all its
following to his standard. The Talbert
people had no great daily circulating
throughout South Carolina every day.
They were driven to resort to tho hum
ble poster. We do not fall to condemn
these posters. They were not fair to
Mr. Hey ward; not at all fair. Yet, it
was hardly to be expeotod that the pos
ters would be edltod according to the
lofty conceptions of journalistic ethics
that prevail in a great newspaper
The State, by the way, claims to
have caused Evans' defeat and to have
greatly aided Hey ward's election. We
observe that Gantt, Wilson, Gunter,
Caughman, Boyd, etc , were elected or
defeated without tho State's aid. As
tonishing but true. Meanwhlle,Talbert
beat Hey ward In the county where the
States resides and Evans ran with Lati
mer neck and neck there; even in Co
lumbia. But we do not deny The State's
claim. Here In Laurens the three pa
pers issued from this town pronounced
for Evans in strong terms. Latimer
beat our man more than two to one.
The obvious explanation is that the
Clinton, S. C , Gazette ohamploned
Latimer. Hence we aro acquainted
with the power of the press, particu
larly tho Latimer press. To have the
opposition of The State Is dreadful but
only those who have tackled our es
teemed contemporary, The Gazette,
have been up against the real thing. If
you don't bellove It, compare the Evans
?Latimer voto in Laurens and Rich
Whore Was Benjamin I
The Herald of last week says :
"Haskellism, Popeism and Independ
entism generally, have In tho past been
successfully withstood, but a political
alliance llko that which tho Reform
Democrats had to tight last Tuesday was
an enemy thai had never before entered
into their political calculations, and
there seems to have been no watchman
on the Democratic watch-tower to point
out the danger."
The Advertiser publicly announced
a month ago that the Antis had captured
Benjamin, and tho Advertiser knew
what It was talking about.
The late Judge J. S. Cothran of
Greenville and tho lato General James
Connor of Charleston, two of the best
men whom the stato has had, wore
talking politics some 20 years ago and
in tho conversation Judge Cothran used
this language: "But Connor, you aro
not like the rest of them?you've got
up-country sense!" It appears from
tho voto of the North Western counties
that some such notion is out concern
ing Captain D. C. Heyward.
Judging from tho Rlchland returns,
tho Columbia Stato is truly a "former"
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Sloan and Miss
Alice Stewart, of Jachin, paid a pleas
ant visit to tho family of Mr. J. P.
Sloan last week.
Miss Mack Motes, of Clinton, is
spending a few days ,1th Mrs. Minnie
Misses Conlo Bailey and Fannlo
Motes, of Clinton, spent last Thursday
with Mr. R. O. Hairston's family.
Mr. J. S. Cunningham and Mrs. S. K.
Hipp aro spending awhile at Chimney
Rock, N. C.
Miss Lena Cunningham, one of our,
most charming young ladies, is taking
a courso at the Laurens Business Col
Misses Llllle Hairston and Mack
Motes, Lldio, Lucy and Lizzie Sloan
went muscadine hunting Wednesday
aftornoon. They spent a most delight
ful evening and found muscadines in
Mr. S. R. Sloan, our road overseer,
has had some good work done on the
roads in these parts.
Miss Sara Copeland, of Clinton, has
been elected to teach the Oak Grove
School next term. joe.
For Rent?Store room, 80 x 100 feet
in Todd block. See
Da. T. E, Tood.
The Result of Primary
Received Largest Vote
Oast in County.
Talbort's Majority Over Hay ward was
?48?Caughman and Hoyd's
The County Executive Committee
met Thursday and declared tho result
of the primary for State officers:
United States Senate.
John Gary Evans,. 924
A. 0. Latimer,.1,902
D. O. Hey ward,.1,148
W. Jasper Talbort,.1,781
Frank B, Gary,.1,473
John T. Sloan,.1,110
Secretary of State.
J. T. Gantt,.1,815
J. H. Wilson,.1,0(50
A. W. Jones,.1,384
G. L. Walker,.1,587
Adjutant and Inspector General.
J. C. Boyd,.1,871
J. D. Frost,.1,050
?. L. Caughman,.1,017
W. B. Evans,. 049
The result of tho county olectlons,
showing tho election of Nichols,
Thompson, Power, Humbert, Babb and
Hunter may be seen in tho tablo print
I HOW THE GAME WAS |
PLAYED IN THE COUNTY. |
The game Is over. It was a good
game well, and for the most part,
cleanly played. The peoplo have
thoroughly enjoyed It. A fow of the
defeated and their friends take it seri
ously. They will be all right iu a fow
days. Some are happy again oven now.
Brother Jno M. Olardy is a notable ex
ample. He was in a pleasant frame of
mind from start to finish. He behaved
when the votes camo in just as he
would have behaved had he been elect
ed unanimously. There's a man you
can't rufllo with a little thing like a
primary. Nor can you make a mourn
er out of Ben Ballew. Some men whis
tle to keep up their courago. Ben Bol
lew whistles to keep up the courage of
other men. And Drummond?he's been
in hotter fights rather than this and
nobody saw him hack. You know they
called him an "aristocrat" and they
did not mean it kindly but there is
more truth in tbe application of the
term to "old Jim Drummond" than
they knew. Around the word?aristo
crat?lingers the aroma of something
fine, something gentle, something of
fire and spirit not found in the clay
that most of us are made of. "Old man
Drummond" is not a lypical "aristo
crat" perhaps, but there's a trace of
"aristocracy" in him, that samo inde
finable something that manifested it
self in tho dashing superiority of
Southern men on battle-fields, that hard
times and ups-and-downs of life can't
quite expel. Ferguson is beaten?but
a memory there will linger of an ideal
ly modest, courteous and efficient offi
cer. Nor can defeat wipe out tho ro
cord of Frank P. McGowan, a record
of industry and careful telling efforts
in the South Carolina Legisla
ture. We can pay him no higher com
pliment and none more true than to
say that when tho house of representa
tives meets again McGowan will bo
missed. We might menlion them all?
"who also ran," some twento and moro,
but it suffices that a cleaner set of fel
lows never went over the course in
Lauren* and none, not one, really de
Dr. B. F. Godfrey did what few, even
in tho race for State offices and Con
gress, succeeded in doing. He added
an idea to the campaign. We believo it
would have been wlso for him to have
made his campaign solely on that chat
tel mortgage notion of his. Had he ham
mered it in steadily and let alone all
things else he would have had enough
ammunition for a successful fight. That
idea was the best political asset In tho
campaign. He didn't value It suffi
ciently. Sometimes the lustre of a
jewel is ruined by too muoh setting.
We think Dr. Godfrey discovered a
jewel and hid it in the multitude of
other issues he raised.
Mr. Sullivan would have made a
highly creditable Representative.?
Thirty, forty, ..ixty years agoLaurens
sent to Columbia such as ho and they
builded the State. His vote would
have gone always to the side of liberal,
broad, constructive, lasting better
ment of South Carolina.
Yes, it is a gala day for yousjfc?lusty
youth. Irby, Cooper and Nlohols?a
trio of promising colts. Earnest, sturdy
men they aro and they will all count in
Columbia. Humbert, without doubt, is
clear-headed, sagacious and practical.
His oflloe is the moel important and
most difficult to fill of all. Hn ?a sure
to make enemies, so mo t all County
Supervisors, but if he docs not make
his mark, we shall bo mistaken in our
estimate of him. "Bunch" Power is
another youngster. One rarely moets
a young follow of moro pleasing ad
dress. His succobs is not surprising.
One knowing him would find it diffi
cult to vote against him. Asa friend
maker he has rare qualltlos and he bris
tles with energy and Intelligence.
We believe that Judge Thompson
owes his re-election solely to the fact
that he has proven and is proving an
exceptionally fine officer. Had he beon
merely a "good fellow," it is our de
liberate opinion that he would have
How It reddens the skin, Itches, ootea,
dries and scales I
Home people call It tetter, milk crast or
Tho suffering from It is sometimes in
tense; local applications are resorted to?
they mltlgute, but cannot cure.
It proceeds from humors Inherited 01 ac
quired and persists until theso havo been
positively removes Mien*, has radically
and permanently cured tho worst cases, and
is without an equal for all cutaneous
"lloon's l'lLLB uro tho bcufi'iit tiartlc. I'i Kc J'>conU
heen beaten this year, regardless of
the fact that he is the leading Reform
er In the county. His excellent official
record saved him. Judge Clardy was
a good oMlcer too,but his record Is not so
fresh in tho public oyo now. Cupt. Mc
Olintook would undoubtedly havo made
a good Judge of Probate. Laurens does
not frequently re-oloot any man as of
ten as Judgo Thompson has been ro
elooted but his uniformly and univer
sally satisfactory 6orvice disarmed
enough opposition to give him his ma
Mr. Babb was known so woll and 83
generally that his election was a fore
gone conclusion. John Huntor could
have stood dofeat bottor than any man
who ran. We rather suspect that ho
would have enjoyed It and laughed
about it. But ho will stand success
and "pan out" all right, suro. Tho
Southern part of tho county qught to
havo a Commissioner and it is as it
ought to be?John Hunter.
IN THE CHURCHES.
Langston's Churoh, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. m., Fourth Sundays, and Sat
urday before, by Rev. E. C. Watson.
Hurjrioane Church, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. UV, First Sundays and on Sat
urday before by Rev. E. C. Watson.
A BOY'S WILD RIDE FOR LIFE.
With family around expecting him
to die, and a son riding' for life, 18
miles, to got Dr. King's New Discovory
for Consumption, Coughs and Colds,
W. H. Brown, of Leosvllle, Ind., en
dured death's agonios from asthma,
but this wonderful medicine gave in
stant rolicf and soon cured him. Ho
writes: "I now sloep soundly every
night." Liko marvelous cures of Con
sumption, Pneumonia, Bronchitis,
Coughs, Colds and Grip prove its
matchless merit for all Throat and
Lung troubles. Guaranteed bottles 50
cents and $1.00. Trial bottles free at
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
You can afford to use matches at tho
prices that wo have them, Three (31
boxes Search Light Matches live (f)l)0)
hundred matches to the box only 10
S. M. & E. H. Wilkos.
Special Election iu School District,
No. -\ Youngs Township.
Whereas, a written petition of ono
third of tho electors and like propor
tion of tho free-holders of tho ago of
twenty-one years, residing in school
district, No. 2, Youngs township, Lnu
rons county, has been filed with the
county board of education of said
county, asking that an annual tax of
three mills bo loviud on and collected
on property in said district to supple
ment the funds of said district, it is
That the board of trustees of said
school district shall hold an olection at
Youngs' Storo in said district on the
18th day of September, A. 1)., for tho
purpose of deciding if said tax shall Lo
levied and collected.
At said election only such olectors as
return real or personal property for
taxation and who oxhiblt their tax re
ceipts and registration certificates aa
required In general eloctlons, shall bo
allowed to voto.
At said election tho said board of
trustoes shall act as managers and the
election shall be conducted as provided
by law for the conduct of general elec -
At said olection each elector favor
ing the proposed levy shall cast a bal
lot containing the word "Yos" writton
or printed thereon and oach elector op
posed to said levy shall cast a ballot
containing tho word "No" writton or
Within ton days aftor said eloction,
if tho majority of those voting shall
vote for said levy, tho said board of
trustoes shall furnish tho county audi
tor with tho suit men t of tho amount
Chas. F. Brooks,
W. M. Hryson,
R, E. Babb.
Count/ Hoard of Education.
Sopt. 4, 1902 2t.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
The Kidney Cure.
For salo by Laurens Drug Co., Pal
motto Drug Co., Dr. B. F. Posey, W.
W. Dodson and J. S. Bonnett.
Set Silver Forks,
Knives or Spoons!
Or anything in tho
Jewelry Line? Come
to US and we will GIvo you
the host of Woods and
<3T Repairing a Specialty.
The Jowolry People.
Laurons, S. C.
a NEW LAW firm.
Tho undersigned have this day en
tered into a partnership for the practice
of law in tho Courts of this State, under
tho name of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted tO I hem.
r. a. Cooper.
Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Gents'
to be sold regardless of COST. We are now offering the former
Stock of Clothing, Hats, Gents' Furnishing Goods and Shoes of
O. B. SIMMONS at LESS THAN FIRST CGST.
This stock embraces the best line of Goods ever carried in Laurens and they must be sold regardless of their cost. This is
the best opportunity ever offered here to get the best make of Clothing, etc., at your own figures :
Suits sold for $18.00 and $2.00 closing out price,. $11,00
$15.00 Suits for.'.*. 10:50
$10.00 aud $12.53 Suits closing at. 7.25
Ovor 100 Suits to 8oloct from for $5.00 and embraces all $7.00,
$7.50, $8.00 and $8.50 Suits in tho Store.
Suits formerly sold for $5.00 wo offer for only,. 3.50
All advertised $3.50 and $1.00 Shoes, all the latest lasts and
toes, only,. 2.85
$1.25 and $1.50 Shoos, all stylos, sizes and kind, closing at. $1.00
Lion Brand 1.00 aud 1.25 Shirts, all styles, only.
-Men's Working Shirts,.
All stylo Hats from 05 c. up, all less than cost.
Big Stock of Wintor Underwear all sizes.
Wright's Health Underwear less than wholesale price.
Heavy Canton Flannol Drawers, 50 cents kinds for.
We can safely say that these prices will never be duplicated. You can
buy anything in the store for LESS THAN IT COST TO MAKE THEfl.
Sale continues until entire stock is closed out.
SALE STRICTLY CASH. NO GOODS CHARGED TO ANY ONE.
Come and lay in your Winter supply and save half of what it would
cost you regular.
VV. W. Graham,
Laurens, S. C.
NEW FULL GOOD
Tho latest product of tho looms Is always looked for with intorost as to
what will be tho lending fabric and Shade for the Season. In our search
through tho Northern markets wo afton asked this question, but the opinions
wore so conlllcting that nothing defloito could bo ascertained.
While all the Departments in tho lines of Goods wo handle are woll rep
resented in Standard Brands we have only spaco hore to mention the Dress
Goods more especially the fabrics in Black. In selecting these goods there
are many points to be considered Fibre, Weave, Dyo and Finish, and last
but not loast the price.
Wo open a 80 inch Black Henrietta, lino twill, perfect dye, and finish
at 25 cts. a yard; the highest grade runs up to $1.50 per yard.
Then comes tho Pebble, this is a fabric of uneven surface but the threads
are so twisted in tho weavo is destinod for a good wearer.
Serges of Smooth cloan twill from 25 cts. to $1.00 per yard.
Thon conies tho more rugged finish such as Cheviots and Storm Sorgo
where tho manufacturer has a view to durability.
Dame Fashion has not yot discarded tho Melrose and Armine, these aro
cloths of similar weave, tho surface almost as smooth as a lino Fronen
Tho wido Broad Cloths and tho more distinct twills, tho Vonotoans will
hold their place tins season.
Wc havo opened a lino of Satln-finishod Jacquards, these aro showy
goods. Pricos range from 25cts to fi5cts.
Here also is a 50 inch All-Wool Suiting at ttOctS a yard.
Many of the above makes aro duplicated in colors. Spocial value also In
tho loading weaves In Black Silk at
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Our First Showing
of early Fall Dress Goods, Waisting and Trimmings
is an exceptional Display, one that any lady will
appreciate. All the newest things from the nobbiest
effects to the most subdued colorings?something to
interest every one. Our
Black Dress Goods Assortment
is the best we have ever shown, inexpensive, medium
priced and line novelties and Staples. The advantages
of an early selection should not be overlooked, as many
exclusive patterns when once sold cannot be duplicated.
And then first choice is in itself no small item.
Our nillinery Department
will be in charge of Miss Purefoy of lioltimorc, who is
an artist in her line, assisted by Mrs. T. H. Nelson.
It is needless to say this department as fully up lo our
usual high standard.
0tT" Dial's Corner.
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VOUR FALL SOWING?
Wc Have Full Stock of
Wheat, Barley, Rye, Vetch,
Rape; Red, Crimson
and Burr Clover.
llurr Clovor is the unsurpassed
Wintor pasturage. Try it.
Complete Line of Undertaker's Supplies
g)W We sell Mason's, half Gallons, Fruit Jars at 75 cents per
!nT\/?, bs ,"T H\ lt\ ,fs'i\ ;f\ 'T. JIs.fsff?TfZTfZ."ntT51 s~ /is <?*n >
If he is a paint salesman in
the South and must stand be
tween his house and the custom
er who buys ordinary paint and
expects itto stand our long, hot
summers without turning into
dust or scaling oft*.
There's only one Make of Paint
Which can and will stand the Test!
The name of th*6 "mako" is OURS.
Tho name of that "Brand" is our.
O'Connor & Schwkers Prepared Paints.
*&' Ono gallon will cover from 275 to 350 square foot?two coats. Sido by
side, and compared with tho highest priced and best Paints you can find. This
brand will last from two to ten times as long. Wo havo mado all thoso tosts?
That 's tho reason wo don't feol uneasy when wo say "Guaranteed."
Color Card and prlcos await/ your demand.
O'Connor & Schweers Paint Co
Ofllce and Sulosroom 841 Broad, St.
Factory 844 and 848 Royuolds, St. AUgUStl!, Ga*