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any Kind of
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Gaklington & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24. 1904
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price of printed ones.
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Palmetto Drug Co.
Some ot the Leading Acts
THE CAPITOL MATTER.
Vast Extravagance of
Biennial Sessions, Resolution, Immi
gration Bureau, Labor Laws, Dog
License?No New Circuits.
The general assembly adjonrned Sat
urday, the 40 days for which the mem
bers could draw pay having then ex
p'rod. Some good laws were passed
and some bad bills wore killed.
The state house oommlsslou and
Architect Milburu presented a reply
to the legislative committee from
which it seems that the committee
was unwise and indiscreet in failing
to offer members of the commission
and the architect abundant opportu
nity to to heard. However, the gen
eral truth remains that the people have
a m'serable, shoddy excuse c* a state
bouse. The meat of the whole matter
is this: The appropriation of $175,000.
was not a drop in the bucket for com
pleting the state house on the lines of
its former construction. A smooth
tongued arcbiteot did not hesitate to
cajole an easily deceived commission
that he could completo the building
satisfactorily. Out of the money
available only a shoddy job was possi
ble. Tho Initial blunder was made by
the legislature some years ago In pro
posing to complete a live million job
then half done with less than $200,000.
The commission should have had tho
common sense to take Mr. Marshall's
advice and not attempt tho imposslblo.
Cheapness in public building is the
greatest extravagance. The whole
miserable business Is due to the dem
agogic rot about economy preached in
recent years. If tho Stato has^jjg. money
to spend, no money should ho spent.
The endeavor was to get around- this
by buying shoddy. Tho state house
money has therefore boen wasted.
The following arc among the impor
tant bills pacsed:
Immigration bureau bill. Commis
sioner to got $1,900 and cl rk, $1,000.
This is tho bo-t bill passed.
The dog tax, 50 cents a dog. (Should
have been $1.00.)
The Morgan labor la*; lately pub
lished In this papor.
The Cooper labor law amendmont.
Resolution submitting biennial ses
sions to the people.
To guard against the boll weevil.
For voting out dispensaries.
The corporation tax license.
To regulate security loans under
Mr. Irby's cotton mill pay check
The new clrcuic bills failed of pas
This Is often a disease of the blood,
though not always. It attacks usually
the joints and tissues and causes a de
Iiosit of uric acid. In its acute stage it
s one of much pain and suffering,
sometimes affecting a large part or
even all the body. Whon near the
heart it is dangerous to life. We are
thankful to say there is a proper treat
ment?Dr. King's Sarsaparlila?inter
nally, to eradicate the poison from the
blood. Dr. King's Nerve and Bone Lin
iment?externally, to give life to the
stiffened, painful joints and tissue.
Soly by Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Cc.
25 H. P. engine and boiler, in good
repair. Also, 2i acre lot of land on
Sullivan street, suitable for building
lote. Will be sold separately.
6-Room cottage on Hampton Street.
8-Room house, on W. Main Street.
FOB SALE OR RENT.
6- room house on West Main Street.
20 shares Nationsi Bank stock.
60 shares Watts Mill stock.
10 shares Enterprise Bank stock.
6 shares Laurens Cotton Mills stock.
188 acres land in Jacks Township,
16 acres bottom land neetf Laurens.
8-room house on Jones ?treet.
7- room Brick Bouee and 3 tenant
houses pn E. Main street.
fl-room house on East Main Street.
6-room House, S. Harper street.
8- room house on North Harper St.
Tenant House, with 2 1-2 acres land,
near Church street, at a bargain.
3 store lots in Clinton, S. C.
M. L. Copeland,
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS, BONDS.
A GREAT BARGAIN!
6-horse Power Engine.
8-horse Power Boiler.
outfit. All necessary
equipments for run
Apply at once.
Q. W. Shell,
STOCKS, BONDS, REAL ESTATE
S AM0N0 OUR FRIENDS.
The Laurons Cotton Mill store moved
into its now building last week.
Senator Goodwin and Representa
tives Cooper, Nichols and Irby re
turnod from Columbia Saturday.
Mr. J. M. Fleming, a prominent
merchant and business man, of Lan
fords, was in tbo city yesterday.
Dr. R. E Hughes Is attendiug tho
meeting of the Trl-Stato Medical Asso
ciation at Danville, Va.
Mr. W. R. Rlchey wont to Spartan
burg last week. Ho heard William J.
Mr. W. G. Childs, of Columbia,
President of the Columbia, Newberry
and Laurens Railway Company, was in
the city Monday.
Miss Daisy Lipford and Miss Ola
Culbertson of Waterloo are visiting
the family of Mr. Joseph J. Demly
and other relatives.
The Ladles' Euchro Club had a pleas
ant meeting at tho home of Mrs. E. M.
Caine Saturday afternoon. Tho first
prize was one by Miss Julia Irby.
Mrs. George Barksdale and Mrs.
John Barksdale of Greenwood are vis
iting the family of Captain R, H.
Hudgens and other relatives.
Mr. H. W. Anderson has boon quite
111 for the past few days, but is some
better, Mr. Anderson probably has
more friends than any one man in
Lauiens, and the hopo is unanimous
and hearty that ho may soon be well
Mr. J. W. Payne, of the O. B, Sim
mons Co. has returned from tho North
ern markets and says that his firm will
in a few days bo ''loaded to the neck"
with all that's new and &tyllsh in
spring goods. He says that notwith
standing the fact that a largo per
centage of cotton goods have advanced
in prico, the O. B. Simmons Co. will bo
able to offer almost everything except
a very few heavy^ domestics at old
prices, having bought all goods tha>.
high priced cotton would affect before
tho great advance.
Get Before the People.
Tub Advertiser prints cards for
distribution by candidates at $1.60 th e
1,000. Announcements in tho paper
cost $3 00?in advance invariably. Don't
ask to have your name put in withou t
you accompany It with tho three.
Shot to Death
James T. Hicks was killed near
Block House, in Greenville County, by
a man named Wakefield, last week
A cocking main was in progress there
Hicks was formerly employed in cotton
mills in Spartanburg. Union was his
Married In Greenwood.
Miss Jennie Bell Watson of Green
wood and Mr. G. Malcolm Smith o
this city were married at the homo of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W
H. Watson last Wednesday. Mr
Smith is a young merchant here and
has many friends. The ceremony was
performed by Reverend W. A. Masse
beau of the Methodist Church. Mr
Smith's oharming bride is heartily wel
corned to her new home in Laurens.
Had Delightful Party.
The younger set of young people ha
adelightfnl Martha Washington party
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. H
Counts on tho zoning of Washington'
birthday. Colonial garb, powdered
hair and wigs and knee-breeches and
buckled shoos woro the stylo and every
body had a good timo--due In large
measure to the hospitality of Mr. and
Mew 1'hm Dial & Todd.
Mr. N. B. Rial and Mr. Albort C
Todd have formed a law partnership.Mr
Dial is one of the most successful law
yers in South Carolina, and Mr. Todd
Is a young lawyer who has In a Bhort
time built up a good practlco. He has
been practicing here in association
with Johnstone ?fc Welch, of Newberr
For the present, tho firm will keep
open tho office in the Enterprise Bank
and also the office in the Todd Offico
Mr. Hoyt to be Married.
The newspaper frlonds of Jamos A
Hoyt, Jr., associate editor of the Co
lumbia State, are delighted to hear
his approaching marrisge to Miss
Claire Kinard, In Columbia on the 8th
of March. Mr. Hoyt is not only an ac
compllshod newspaper writer, but he
a man, a worthy son of bis brave, fine o
father, Col. James A; Hoyt of Laurens
who has been spending some time on
visit to friends in Greenville.
The startling announcement that
preventive of suicide had been discov
ered will interest many. A run dow
aystom, or dcepondoncy invariably p
cedes suicide and something has been
found that will prevent that condition
which maks suicide likely. At the first
thought of ?elf destruction take Elec
trio Bitters. It being a great tonio and
nervine will strengthen the nerves and
build up the system. It's also a great
Stomach, Liver and Kidney regulator
Only 60 cents. Satisfaction guaranteed
by Laurens Drug Co. and W. W. Dod
We Stake Our Claim
Of Flour excellence upon the flour
itself?it's the very best kind of evi
dence. Wo know that if you will just
try our flour once for yourself, you will
never want to go back to the Inferior
kinds. It will prove everything we
claim for it. Be sure you get "Clifton"
flour, if you want the best.
T. N. Barksdale,
M. II. Fowler.
LADIES ?f ILL HOLD
FAIR EVERY AUTUMN.
Society of Presbyterlau and Methodist
Ladies Formed to Civs Chrysau
Tho Ladies of the Me'hodi?t and
Presbyterian churches met recently
ami formed a Chrysanthemum Fair
Association. They will hold a Fair
every Fall for the benefit of tho two
Tho ofllcors clocted for the year
were: Miss Leila Wilkos, President;
Mrs. J. F. Bolt, Vice-President; Mrs. J.
W?lls Todd, Secretary; Mrs. B. F, Po
Executive Committee: Mrs. W. H.
Gilkerson, Mrs. J. O. 0. Fleming, Mrs.
B. F. Fosey, Mrs. J. W?lls Todd, Mrs.
O. W. Tune, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. T.
Foster Simpson, Mrs. J. F, Bolt, Mrs.
Otcar Bahb, Miss Leila Wllkes.
Committees for the Booths aro to be
appointed later. The ladles hope to
make their Fair more attractive than
the one last yoar. Suitable premiums
will be given.
Carriers to Organize.
Tho rural letter carriers of Laurens
county aro hereby askod to meet at
Laurons on Saturday, Feb. 20th, at 3
o'clock p. m., for the purpose of form
ing a County Association. We hope
every R. F. D. Carrier in tho county
J. J. Dendy, II. P. D. No 1.
W. B. Clark, R. P. D. No. 2.
J. W. Abrams. R. F. D. No. 3.
S. G. McDanlei, R. F. D. No. 4.
YOU RUM NO RISK WHEN YOU (TAKE
OUR NEW DISCOVERY,
It regulates tho Liver, Kidneys and
Bowels, assimilates the Pood, tones
the Stomach, cures Nervous Diseases,
Heart Disease, Headache, Backache,
Rheumatism, or any disorder arising
from an impaired digestive system. It
is no alcoholic stimulant which does
good "only" for the time being, but
It is Nature's Remedy, effooting n
speedy and lasting euro. Test it at our
risk? A guarantee goos with o?ch
bot'le at tho Laurens Drug Co. and Dr.
W. W. Dodson.
Which usually commences with cold
in head, Hay Fever, rapidly infects iho
mucous membrane of tho throat, and
leads to graver complication'', unless
promptly attended to. Wo recommend
King's Sarsaparilla internally to purify
the blood, and direct treatmont with
Dr. King's Catarrh Remedy (a douche
comes with eaoh bottle). It gains a
foothold from which it is bird to dis
lodge. Wltb treatment of those two
medicines any ordinary case will yield
quickly?the very worst oases will bo
Sgreatly relieved. The price $1.00; throe
or $2.50, and guaranteed. Sold by Pal
metto Drug Co., Laurons, S. C.
Dr. King's Now Medicine for colds,
Cold Breaker, Is now getting In some
fine work. It is speedy, safe and sure.
Tho prico is only 25 cents. Convenient
package. Find it at Palmetto Drug Co.
Liurena, S. C.
IF YOU ARE
Ur-TO-DATIS AND TRUST
WORTHY, YOU CAN MAKE
AN EXCELLENT AGENCY
The New England
Mutual Life Insurance
Co., of Boston, Mass.
For Agency apply to
John Y. Garlington,
Laurens, S. C.
JAPS STILL HAVE
Little Fighting During the
ALL MAKING READY.
The Kassians Fortifying
Two Torpedo Boats Blown Up By tho
Yellows?Tho War Cloud In
The lighting between Russia and Ja
pan during tho last wookhas amounted
to littlo. Tho dispatches of yestorday
sty that the Japs havo blown up two
Russian torpedo boats.
Tho preliminaries to tho real land
lighting are now going on. The Rus
sian plan seems to bo to fortify around
the city of Harbin, tho junction point
of tho Vladivo8tog and Port Arthur
branchos of tho Slborlan railway. This
city is 010 miles north of Port Arthur,
in Manchuria. I ho Russians now have
about 150,000 men in Manchuria but
they aro widely soporated, Manchuria
beiDg as big as four or livo of our South
Viceroy A'oxieff has abandoned Port
Arthur and gono to Harbin. It is said,
howovor, that Port Arthur is supplied
with food for two years.
If the Japs try to pass from Korea in
to Manchuria to attack the Russians,
it seems that they will havo a big job.
On tho other band if tho Jcpa con
tent themselves by holding possession
of Korea and besieging Port Arthur,
the Russians will havo a still harder
job In dislodging thorn. Some, though,
though, think th.tt the Japs will drive
the Russians out of Manchuria.
H'rho Russian Vladlvostog squadron
is heard of now and thon In the Japan
sea but W8S last reported back at
Tho two now ships which Japan
bought In Italy have arrived safely.
The Japs are undoubtedly landing
large bodlos of men In Corea but little
is said of It In tho papers.
Tho ships of the Russian Baltic fleet
have returned from tho Red S >a to the
The general outlook Is raoro f*vora
blo to Japan than it was a weok ago.
Tho Russian naval power has been
more seriously crippled even than was
Meanwhilo, the "Balkan question"
is tbroatening. This moans that tho
Bulgarians, South oi Russia, soom
ab nit to attack Turkey. This would
menace the poaoe of Europe and Rus
sia would bo Involved on her Southern
frontier. Bulgaria Is a principality
that owes a sort of allegiance to Tur
key. The Bulgarians are a wild, tur
bulent mountaineer crowd and nomi
nally Christians. They hato the Turks
and Turkish taxes- Russia and Turkey
aro oldtimo enemies. Heretofore the
European powers have kept Russia's
bands off Turkey. Now the Turks are
s*ld to be eager to ftko advantago of
Russia's otner diftloulties to give the
Bulgarians and the Russians as woll a
Ltst Saturday all Europe went wild
with rumors of a general war. Stocks
and prices tumbled in the citieB. The
excitement blow over.
Below appears a map of the scene of
tho war in the East.
CAME INTO TOWN.
More Than Fifty Bales Brought front
Colonel Shaw's Plantation on
Last Thursday Horning.
Cou'd a Will streot boar have been
hero at 10.30 Thursday morning and
soon a procession entering town from
the South by Harper stroet ho would
have telegraphed New York that there |
were millions of bales of cotton left in
thsEO regions. The procession con
sisted of about 12 two and four horso|
wagons, all.drawn by magnificent $200.
and $250. mules, and the wagons loaded
with from flvo to seven or eight bales
of cotton oaoh.
Tho cotton and the wagons came j
from Col. John D. M. Shaw's planta
tion. The cotton hal already been so!d I
to Mr. Lake, buyer for the Laurens |
Mills, and Col. Shaw was having it de
It was an unusual sight, these splen
did mules, wagons and the louls of I
wealth?fur cotton is wealth In those I
Only Results Tell.
There Is little or no difference in the
appearance of Hour, but there is all the
tlUTer.'noi in the world In the results.
"Clifton" flour will produce light,
white wholesome bread?you know
from sad experience just what other
kinds will do. For more broad and
better bread, use our ^Olifton" every
T. N. Barksdale,
M? H. Fowler.
PUTS AN END TO IT ALL.
A grievous wail oftlmes oomes as a
result of unbearable pain from over
taxed organs. Dizziness. Backache,
Llvor complaint and Constipation. But
thanks to Dr. King's New Life Pills
they put an end to it all. They are gen
tle, but thorough. Try them. Only
25 cents. Guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co. and W. W. Dodson.
ONE CENT A WORD.
For Sale?100 cords oak wood on
ground, near city.
H. Y. Simpson.
For RENT--Good one-horse farm
near city limits ?1000 pounds lint cot
ton. H. Y. Simpson.
.Easy to Wear.
Retains \/No pressure on
Severest V Hips or Rack.
Hernia I No undei straps,
pvitli Comfort. I Never juoves, j
We guarantee a fit or money
PALMETTO DRUG CO.,
Laurens, S. C.
W. J. BRYAN IN
lie Spoke in Columbia and
Laurens Men on Legisla
Nebraska Man Wants the Platforms of
the Last Two National Conventions
Col. William Jennings Bryan of Lin
coln, Neb , addressed the general as
sembly and citizens in Columbia Fri
day at noon and Friday evening he
spoke to 2,030 people in Spartanburg.
Mr. Bryan was met by a legislative
commlttoo in Augusta and Senator
Goodwin and Representative Cooper
wore of the committee.
Mr. Cooper moved the resolution in
viting Mr. Bryan to Columbia. They
travelled to Columbia In Col. Albert
W. Anderson's car, which he tendered
them In other words Laurons had
charge of Bryan.
Mr. Bryan's speeches wore able and
eloquent. He spoke for the reafflrma
tlon of the 1890 platform and that of
1000 and urges a fight for prlnolple.
Mr. Bryan is a rarely honest man and
a good man, without a doubt.
Mr. Bryan declared that it was un
wiso to inject the nesrro question into
national politics. He condemned it
strongly, it will be remembered that
Senator Tlllman has been agitating tho
negro question throughout the North
and West, exactly where Bryan thinks
and says tho agitation will do harm.
Mr. Bryan will of course find out
later that his advice will not be fol
lowed this year. He will find out th*t
the Daniels, B icons, Balloys, Morgans,
Blackburn? and Tillmans who have
beeu following him are "agin" him now.
Mr. Bryan Is for principle, as he sees it.
Ho is ono of tho few who sees princi
ple at all in politics?among the lead
Mr. Bryan dominoed Mr. Cleveland
as usual in Columbia. It !s a pit v that
so big and able a man as Mr. Bryan
should bo cursed by this petty spirit.
Mr. Bryan will soon discover that It Is
not from Cleveland that his cause is in
peril. If thosi whom Mr. Bryan calls
"reorganizes" obtain control of the
party this year 1c will be due, not to
Mr. Cleveland, but to the distinguished
howlers who denounced as assistant
Republicans the Democrats who have
always opposed Bryan, lc will be the
leaders of the Bryanites who will fling
Bryan out of doors. The "Reorganiz
es" will bi heloless without thoir aid.
Tho famous Goodyear Apple Farm,
near Waynesvllle, N. C, is now owned
by John Farrior, Esq., who said:
"King's Wild Cherry and Tar Is the
best Cough Medicine. It is pleasant
and etToctive, and I would not be with
out it." Even a slight cold la not a
thing of no moment. It may ond In
citsrrh or pneumnonU. Keep the
breathing apparatus opon and clonn.
All diseases ol tho throat and bronchial
tubes are oured quickly and pleasantly
by Dr. King's Wild Cherry and rar.
25 cents no cure, no pay. Sold by Pal
motto Drug Co., Laurens, S. O.
Shoe Shi no Free at Copeland's.
Knox's $5.00 Hats give satisfaction.
Hawes' $3.00 Hats are the best made
for tho money. Copaland.
Select a Summer Suit at Copoland's.
Every day is "Shoe Day" at
Dutchess Pants at Copeland's.
Completo line of lamp chimneys, all
sizes and styles. We handle the bo-a.
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes,
MAP OF KOREA, MANCHURIA AND JAPAN, THE FAR EAST'S* ZON EH)? TROUBLE.
STILL OTHERS ARE
Friends of Ex-Mayor RIohey Wish II Im
to Rao for the Senate?Mr. Glenn
Faller and Major Cuningham.
A number of Mr. W. R RIohey'a
friends have beon urging him to be a
randldaco for the State senate. Mr.
Rlchey has served the city acceptably
as mayor but has never been In county
Mr. Crosby of Enoree is spoken of as
a probable candidate for coroner.
Some of Mr. Glenn A. Fuller's frlonds
have mentioned him as a good man for
the house of representatives. He is one
of the b88t and most Intelligent farm
ers in the county.
"While suggestions for the General
Assembly aro being made," said Mr.
E. Y. McQuowd who was in town yes
terday, "how would this do? In 1882
Coi. J. W. Ferguson was senator. Col.
T. B. Crews, Hon. John C. Davis and
Dr. W. A. Shands were representa
tives. They were elooted that year, tho
senator having been eleoted in 1R80.
All four of these are still living and
active, strong men. Why not elect
them again? How much better have
wo dono slnoe they were elected? Let
the people think over this?could they
do better than call them onco moro to
the public service.
Mr Editou: Seeing in recent is-uies
j of THE Ai>VKHTlSEa tho names of can
didates auggested for the next Legisla
I turo and knowing that our Stato needs
tho services of mon who aro compet
|ent, anu who, if elected, will do their
whole duty by all the people, we would
suggest tho name of Maj. R. N. Cun
ingham than whom no bettor nor moro
competent man can be found. An hon
orab o, high-toned, whole-souled gen
tleman, and a man who has the cour
age ti carry out his convictions, and
who Is In every respect competent to
fill tho position to tho honor of his
State and County.
" C A NDIDATES.
I Announcement* under this heading must
be accompanied by the fee, Tliren Dol
lars. Anoounceincnts to run until aftor
the first Primary.]
Mauy friends of Major M. H.
Forgusou, from every Towoship in
the County, havo solioitod him to
become a caudidate for Coroner
at the next Primary Election, and
ho has consented. He will abido
tho rules and regulations of said
AND LAURENS R. R.
Charleston, Greenville, Colum
Schedule In ElYect January 10, 1004.
_Eastern Standard Time._
S. A. L.
Lv Clinton (Dinner) .2 45 pm
Lv Cross Hill. 3 08 pin
Lv Greenwood. 3 83 pm
Lv Abbeville. 4 00 pm
Lv Elber ton. 5 23 pm
Lv Athens. 0 35 pm
Ar Atlanta (via S A L). 8 20 pm
Lv Atlanta. 8 30 pm
Ar Chattanooga. 1 00 am
Ar Nashvlllo."6 40 am
Ar Evansville.12 40pm
Ar St Louis.7 16 pm
Lv Atlanta. 8 40 am
Lv Athens.10 53 am
Lv Elberton.12 00 am
Lv Abbeville.1 08 pm
Lv Greenwood.1 28 pm
Lv Cross Hill.152 pm
Lv Clinton.2 15 pm
Ar Clinton. 2 15 pm
Lv Glonn Springs (C <fc W C). .10 00 bid
Lv Spartanburg.12 01pm
Lv Greenville.12 1C> pm
Lv Waterloo. 1 17 pm
I Ar Laurens (Dinner). 1 30 pm
CA W C.
Lv Laurens (Dinner). 2 07 pm
Ar Greenville. 3 25 pm
Ar Spartanburg. 3 30 pm
Ar Glenn Springs. 4 00 pm
Ar Waterloo. 2 20 pm
No. 22 No. 51
Lv Laurons.7 OD am 2 02 pm
Lv Clinton. 7 80 am 2 22 pm
Lv Nowberry. 8 40 am 3 10 pm
Lv Prosperity .... 9 02 am ? 42 pm
Lv Cbapin. 0 40 am 3 51 pm
Ar Columbia.10 45 am 4 45 pm
No. 21. No. 52
Lv Columbia. 6 00 pm 11 10 am
Lv Chapln. ^. 6 06 pm 12 03 pm
Lv Prosperity.... 6 41 pm 12 28 pm
Lv Newberry.... 7 05 pm 12 43 pm
Lv Clinton. 8 80 pm 1 30 pm
Ar Laurens. 9 00 pm 1 50 pm
Lv Columbia (ACL). 4 55 pm
Lv Sumter.,. 6 20 pm
Ar Charleston. 9 35 pm
Lv Charleston (A C L). 0 00 am
Lv Sumter. 9 21 am
Ar Columbia. 11 00 am
Trains 63 and 52 arrive and depart
from new union depot.
Trains 22 and 21 arrive and depart
from Coast Line Freight Station, Ger
vais street, Columbia.
For rates, time tables or further In
formation, apply to any agent or wrlto
B. F. LEAPHART, O. T. A.,
Bank of Columbia.
H. M. EMERSON, T. M,, <
Wilmington, N . C.
J. F. LIVINGSTON, Sol Agt.
Bank of Columbia.
W. O. CHILDS, President.
VIEW OF CASE.
Thinks Is Still Cliauce
Strong, Honest Leader May
Though Col. Hoyt and Mr. Featherstono
Wer? Defeated They Stand Higher
Among the People.
Editor Tue Advertiser, Sir: In
your editorial of last week on the
whiskey question, your head lines said
thus: "A Desperate Caso." I think
you tako a soinowhat pessimistic viow
of the situation in this State, it is truo
12 year.i ago the people said by ten
thousand majority voto that South
Carolfua must have prohibition, but
one gre.,t big littlo man and his non
tenants came to the front and said that
the people are not ready for this great
movement, and in its place wo will give
them one great big bar room operated
and controlled by tho State. You say
that the dispensary has come to stay.
It does look like it whon a few political
bosses can sot aside the wishes of the
people as they are expressed through
the ballot boxes, that tho case, is a des
perado one, but I bellove tho time ha9
come in th** his ory <>f Sou h 0 r Una
when our thinking in n ar -oi dis
posed to ne controlled by a set of boas
politicians, but they will think and act
from principle. You say "tho time has
come whon no man unwilling to sup
port tho dispensary dares offer for
high ofllce." 1 don't bollove tho timo
will ever come again in tho history of
South Carolina if it has ever come,
when men shall bo found wanting to
espouse a just and righteous cause and
who will not stand and light evil In all
of its forms. I don't believe this infer
nal whiskey business has come to stay,
and cast dishonor on tho fair uaino of
this groat Stite of ours. I believe
here Is sonio great big honest man in
he State to-day, i at h wll o.ne
forward,cm ue ete ited o h j h gti otHue
of governor, that is opposed to this
whiskey business, as it is managed by
Whtlo the Jews were down in Kgypt
and in their bondage and servitude
they cried unto the L>r*<I f31* deliver
ance and tho Lord raised even Moses
who led them out of tho lands of tho
Pharoahs, right through tho lied Sea
into the wilderness and Moses having
died ho raised up Johsua and ho led
them through tho wilderness in'o tho
Promise Land. All honor to (Jol Hoyt
and 0, ,C. Featherstono who stood so
nobly for the eauso which was near and
dear to their hearts and while they
went down under defeat they both
stand higher In tho esteem and confi
dence ol our nest men and womon than
tho-e that went into olllce swinging on
tho coat tail of the dispensary.
From 18(38 to 1878 wo had "a desper
ate ease" when thieves and carpet-bag
gers infested every olllce in the Stato
from Governor down and about tho
time when all hope seem to be gone
that noble man of God, Goneral Wade
Hampton, came to tho rescue and de
livered our grand old Stato from the
oppressor's hand. I don't believe wo
should givo up the light. The cause of
prohibition is one of right and justice
and if wo are faithful to tho trust that
has boeu committed unto us, that God
who doeth all things right will lead
the peoplo out of this wilderness of sin
and disgpaco into which the Stato has
fallen a ntho peoplo will no longer be
lieve i erespeetacle bunnoss bee uiso
it is ? hlld of tho State and armed and
back d up by tho powers that bo.
W. P. T.
Supposing that tho Hrico bill be ap
proved and becomo law, the Proh'bi
? ionists can vot" whiskey'nu*. of Lau
rens county ?Iiis year?f "ho"' bo
onough prohibitionists To abolish tho
Laurens dispensary will cost the county
by tho half mill tax and withdrawal of
school funds about $15,000 a year. Of
this about $5,000 will fall upon tho
town of Laurens. This sum Is tho pun
ishment, tho line, to bo imposed by tho
dlspaneary advocates upon counties
Opposed to whiskey soiling. If tho d's
penstiry is the OUrde that the prohibi
tionists say, it should bo worth ton
times $15,000 to bo rid of it. If tho pro
hibitionists are in earnest, they have
the opportunity to mako a eloau, clear
cut tight this yoar in Laurens. If they
win in half a dozen counties this year,
they will win in a doz?n or twenty two
yearshenco. Iliheys. ow g eat strength
they will frighten away even the inter
ference of Senator Til;man?who is a
mighty smart man about going up
against a buzz saw. It seems to The
Advertiser that if there are real pro
hibition's in Laurens County, thoy
can't avoid making a fight. It is "Put
up or shut up"?"Shoot Luke or givo
up the gun I"
The Advertiser folly believes that
with tho dispensary gone, tho blind ti
gers may be kep'. suppressed with tho
constables that the half mill tax will
employ. The Advertiser will help
all it can towards suppressing tho
blind tigers, if prohibition is voted in.
It shou!d be borno in mind that thero
are comparatively few counties ia the
Southern States, not having big cities,
in which whiskey is sold?except in
The question is: Which Is the choap
er for Laurens, to buy and drink each
year ?100,000 worth of dispensary whis
key, or to lose $15,000 in taxes??
Editor The Advertiser.