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LAURENS, S. C, Mar. IS, 1905.
To The Press and Banner.
Replying to TlIB Advertiser our es
teemed contemporary, The Abbeville
Press and Banner says:
"Butour good friend and able contem
porary forgot to tell us that thirteen
years ago, the State of South Carolina
nad licensed 099 bar rooms, in which
the News and Courier stated that 5,000
men were employed.
"When about 100 or 108 dispensaries
were opened, the 999 bars were either
closed or kept open unlawfully, the im
mense capital, 900 houses, and 4,500
men removed from the destructive side
of the public economy, and were ready
to enter upon the industrial or useful
"If any State has closed more than
nine-tenths of its barrooms in the last
thirteen years, we are not informed of
"We entirely agree with The Lau
rens Advertiser in believing that good
men see this liquor business from a dif
ferent point, and, like the Advertiser,
we yield equal honesty and conscien
tiousness to all who speak their con
victions, be they what they may.
"Another great benefit to the so
briety of the different communities lies
in the fact that liquor is not sold by the
drink. It is not ?old on a credit, and at
sundown the dispensaries are closed un
til sunrise next day. They are not open
at all on Sunday.
"It isn't possible that 1O0 dispensa
ries could sell more liquvr and could
make more drunkards than would 1,000
barrooms, kept open until late hours at
night and where it could be bought on
"The increase in the sales may be ac
counted for by the diminishing' opposi
tion to the dispensary. The dispensary
sells liquor cheaper tlian the bars sold
it in former times, but the opposition
to the dispensary was so great that
many people sent to other States for
it. The Inter-State Commerce so pro
tects the drinker that there is no such
thing as depriving him of iiquor, if he
"The apparent evidence of the in
creased consumption of liquor in this
State is accounted for in realization of
the fact that cheaper and better liquor
can be had at the dispensary than can
pe had in the barrooms of other States.
"Another matter. The dispensary
gives full measure, which was not al
ways done by licensed bars in afore
times. "Sixes" and not "quarts," we
believe, was the rule in many cases.
"The fair treatment of its custom
ers, the cheapness and the pureness of
the liquor, has broken much of the
former opposition to the dispensary.
"The dispensary gives us prohibition
for half the time.
"We do not know whether the Lau
rens Advertiser favors prohibition or li
But here's three cheers for the news
paper that can be fair."
We regret that actual figures are
not available with which to answer
The Pre3s and Banner but those we
shall use will be within the range of
accuracy. Let us examine The Press
and Banner's argument.
As to "999 barrooms." Admit. Whis
key is now sold in about 39 of 11 coun
ties. Before the Dispensary days there
wore more "dry counties,;" several
more. Whiskey is sold from about 75
dispensaries. There are probably as
many more "beer privileges" and tour
ist hotel privileges. In considering the
success of the Dispensary scheme, ac
count must be had of the "tigers." In
Charleston the number is estimated at
from 250 to 400. Large and small,
there are probably an average of from
25 to 50 in Greenville and Columbia.
The Press and Banner would testify to
their frequency in Greenwood. Judg
ing from the number of seizures re
ported each three months by the con
stables there must be at any and all
times from 5 to 20 men engaged in
handling "contraband." In Abbeville
town there is perhaps not one. But
take the coast and border towns,?
Beaufort, Port Royal, Georgetown,
Conway and villages along the North
Carolina and Georgia lines-is there
any in which whiskey is not always to
be had for money and at all hours?
Unless conditions have changed, whis
key is sold freely by "tigers" in Green
ville and Columbia. We know that it
was a few years ago. Several thou
sand dollars worth of whiskey was
seized in Greenville county at one place
about two years ago. An average of
five tigers to each of .18 counties aggre
gates 190. Add :',50 for Charleston, Co
lumbia and Greenville and you have
510. Include 150 dispensaries of one
kind or another and you have a total of
690 places where liquors are sold. ?
Meanwhile a large percentage of the
people are patronizing the barrooms
and liquor stores beyond the Slate who
formerly bought within it. Our opinion
is that there are perhaps 1,000 "ti
gers," big and little, amateur and pro
fessional, black and white, in the State.
As to the men employed. The sub
dispensaries employ about 300. The
"tigers" perhaps 500 to 1,000 a part or
all of the time of each. Indirectly en
gaged in the whiskey business are 123
members of county boards of control.
Ahout 70 regular constables. How many
extra constables, paid by the job, as in
formers, etc,, we can't guess. Add the
members of the State Board of Control
and the employees of the big State dis
pensary and you have some hundreds
Due solely to the existence of the dis
pensary is a distillery in Columbia the
expenses of which are said to be about
ten thousand dollars a working day.
One-third of this goes to the Govern*
ment for stamps. We do not know how
many men it employs. Besides there
are a number of smaller distilleries
largely supported by dispensary patron
If the dispensaries and tigers num
ber about as many as did barrooms, the
number of employees are about the
same. Meanwhile we are supporting
many barrooms in other States and
paying town policemen and sheriffs to
give a good part of their tim? to pro
tecting the State's liquor business from
competition by individuals.
We think Georgia has closed more
than nine-tenths of its barrooms in 10
years. Outside of the large cities it
has closed nearer 100 per cent, we
As to the night closing. A young
man drops into the dispensary about
sundown. He must buy at least one
bottle, half pint, pint, quart or more.
He and his friends usually drink the
supply during the night. In a barroom
he may take one drink or he may a
dozen by 12 o'clock. From a dispen
sary he cannot buy one drink at a time.
He must buy at least six ordinary
drinks if he drinks at all.
"Not sold on credit in dispensaries."
Are you sure of that? Our comtem
porary must be under the impression
that dispensers as a rule strictly obey
As to 'the Tull Measure" the dis
pensaries do no more than other liquor
dealers. Sometimes Augusta, Ga., deal
ers sell five bottles for a gallon and some
times they sell four. In any event you
pay, to reputable dealers, for the amount
you get; not the number of bottles. The
dispensary will sell not a dram more of
whiskey for the same money than will
(other whiskey merchants. The Press
and Banner simply has not investigated
As to the "cheapness and pureness"
of liquor, there is dispute. It is certain
that the so-called testing of dis
pensary liquors is farcical.
Senator Tillman as good as admitted
this at Gaffney when he advised that
the law be changed to compel the dis
pensary to bottle all the stuff it sold.
That the dispensary gives us prohibi
tion half the time is our contemporary's
favorite claim. But when the law com
pels the purchase of a whole bottle in
the daytime if any purchase be made,
it seems rather that the law tends to
force prohibition away for the whole
That bottle must be consumed.
If the Press and Banner will send a
reporter to Laurens he will lind that,
large quantities of dispensary liquor are
consumed here every night. He will find
moreover that more than one man has
been a regular drunkard in this town
since the dispensary became the law,
that more than one death has resulted
from excessive drinking and that drink
ing is not unknown here now.
The Advertiser is not a prohibition
newspaper but in such a county as this
and in any county where there is no
large city we believe that far less liquor
will be consumed than under the dis
If you don't believe it, go to Clinton.
Clinton has never had a dispensary and
has had no bars in many years.?
Clinton has 3,000 people; Laurens 5,000.
Laurens drinks at least 50 to 100 times
as much liquor a day as Clinton..
Meanwhile, in this article the most
important positive objections to the dis
pensary law have not been touched up
The Episcopal College.
The Committee that was appointed
last summer to see what could be done
in the ofTort to locate the Episcopal
College in Laurens has again taken up
the work in good earnest. They are
determined to find out what can be
done by April 1st.
They are going to do their duty and
it remains with the citizens of Laurens
to say whether they will give the ne
We have had nearly a year to think
about it and every one should under
stand fully tho importance of the pro
As a matter of civic pride we ought
to be glad to aid in the establishment
of the school, but as a matter of busi
ness we cannot afford to leave a stone
If a person owns $1,000,00 worth of
property in Laurens now, would the es
tablishment of such a school increase
the value of that property to $1,100.00
or over. If so, such a person contri
buting $100.00 for that purpose would
be out nothing. We think it a per
fectly safe proposition to say that the
increase in value would be more than
The property holders are not the
only ones to be benefittcd. It will be
of infinite value to every individual in
the city and county. To parents who
have girls to educate it will save board
and traveling expenses and besides en
able them to retain the home influ
ences over their children.
We can not undertake to enumerate
the advantages of such an institution.
They ought to be sufficiently apparent
to every thinking man and woman in
Laurens. This is their opportunity and
it is their last opportunity. If they are
going to act they must be up and do
ing. Don't wait for your neighbor.
Do your duty to your city and to your
family. This is your affair, more than
another's. It is your child and your
property that is effected.
A CHICAGO ALDERMAN OWES
HIS ELECTION TO CHAMBER
LAIN'S COUGH REMEDY.
"I can heartily and conscientiously
recommend Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy for affections of the throat
and lungs," says Hon. John Shenick,
220 South Peoria Street, Chicago.?
"Two years ago during a political cam
paign, I caught cold after being over
heated, which irritated my throat and
I was finally compelled to stop, as I
could nut speak aloud. In my extremity
a friend advised me to .use Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy. I took two doses
that afternoon and could not believe my
senses when I found the next morning
the inflammation had largely subsided.
I took several doses that day, kept,
right on talking through the campaign,
and I thank this medicine that I won
my scat in the Council." This remedy
Is for sale by Laurens Drug Co., and
Dr. B. F. Posoy.
WANTED-You to list your property
for sale or rent with M. L. Copeland.
- , . Vn> VlrA y?" tint ?l<ui?? 0?n/rM
Mr. Barksdalc Resigns.
Mr. R. Bevorlcy Herbert, of Colum
bia, has been appointed cierk oi the de
partment of immigration in place of
Mr. C. Douglas Barksdnle of Laurens,
who resigned several days ago,
Mr. Barksilale was appointed clerk
when the department was established,
but found that his personal business at
Laurens necessitated his remaining at
home and he tendered his resignation
several days ago.
In announcing this change ;Mr. Wat
son said: "It was with mutual regret
that Mr. Barksdale's resignation was
tendered and accepted. Mr. Barksdalc
found some time ago that his business
affairs at home would require his undi
vided attention and that it would be ne
cessary for him to return to his home.
In the oflice of the department he has
been an exceedingly valuable man, and
it was with sincere regret, both per
sonally and officially, that his resigna
tion was accepted, and that our pleas
ant relations have been severed. In se
hcting Mr. Herbert for the vacancy I
have acted, as I see it, for tho best in
terests of the department, as Mr. Her
i bert possesses exceptional qualifications
I and haS had experience which peculiarly
tits him for the work. His lnbors in
Great Britain for the department last
summer wore productive of most grati
1 fying results and proved beyond ques
tion his fitness for the position he now
takes," ?News and Courier.
Yorkvillc Wants Clinton College.
Yorkville is going to make the effort
to have the Presbyterian College at
Clinton brought here. Yesterday some
one suggested that the College and the
Nevilles be moved to Yorkville, and the
idea took like wild fire.
The present visit of Dr. and Mrs. Ne
ville to Yorkville for the Glenn-Carroll
nuptials has brought out afresh the
immense popularity in this entire sec
tion of the president of Clinton College,
and his charming wife and family.
Their arrival here yesterday and recep
tion at the depot was in the nature of
a large element of the people in and
out of Dr. Neville's old congregation
keep insisting that they be brought
back to Yorkville, and yesterday when
it was suggested that the Nevilles and
the College be brought here the sugges
tion struck a popular chord and a move
ment with that end in view was soon
Of course, while Dr. Neville loves
this people, as they love him, he can
say nothing in this matter.
With Yorkville's prestige of fifty
years as an educational centre, and the
splendid K. M. M. A. property availa
ble as a nucleus, the removal of Clinton
College can be made more than a dream.
The worth of a College to this city
and community is hard to estimate.
It is too early yet to give anything
definite as to what has been done, and
the progress made, but it is understood
that several gentlemen hove expressed
a willingness to contribute liberally to
wards the undertaking.?Yorkville New
Dr. Neville after mature deliberation
decided that it was the call of duty for
him to give up the pastorate at York
ville, which he had served acceptably
for twelve years or more. In July last
he came to Clinton. Highly compli
mentary as the desire for his return is,
Laurens County likewise needs all the
men of his kind she can get and all in
stitutions like the College at Clinton
and we must oppose the movement of
our contemporary. Dr. Neville made
his first visit to our city March 5th and
won scores of friends. ?Editok adver
BEST REMEDY FOR CONSTIPA
"The finest remedy for constipation
I ever used is Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets" soys Mr. Eli But
ler, of Frankville, N. Y. "They act
gently and without any unpleasant ef
fect, and leave the bowels in a per
fectly natural condition. Sold by The
Laurens Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
Items from Tylersville.
tylersville, March 13th.?Wo had
a nice little? rain Thursday, which was
pleasing to the farmers.
Mr. Robbie Simmons visited his fa
ther last Sunday.
Mr. Elwood Dillard visited his pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J, P. Dillard last
Rev. Mr. Hook of Laurens preached
a very interesting sermon on Missions
Sunday evening at Sandy Springs.
Miss Pearl Sanders visited Miss An
nie Pulley last Wednesday.
We are sorry to hear of the illness
of Mr. C. a. Pulley.
Mrs. D. M. Sanders was in your city
Miss Alma Peterson has returned
home after a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Mary Allison, accompanied by
little Miss Ora and Roy Powers visited
Mr. Tom Powers of Ora Sunday.
There is a lot of [grippe in this vi
Mrs. Sallie Garrett visited her pa
rents Saturday and Sunday.
Money at Seven Per Cent.
In amounts from Eight Hundred Dol
lars up, we are authorized to lend some
money at seven percent, interest. The
security must be a first mortgage on
farm lands, and the loan must not ex
ceed forty per cent, of the value of the
land. Parties desiring cheap money had
better see us at once.
:*i -2t Ferguson & Featherstone.
State oi' SoiUlt Carolina,
COD NT Y OF LAURENS.
WHEREAS. Carroll M. Miller made
suit to me, to grant Mm Letters of
Administration of the Estate of and
effects of Hattie M. Miller.
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the said Baltic
M. Miller, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in 1 mrt of Pro
bate, to he held at Lau. c. iL, S.
c., on the Hist of Marc) j05 next, af
ter publication thereof, a 11 o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Administration
ishould not be granted.
Given under my Hand this L 1th day
'-?f March, Anno Domini. 1905.
O. G. Thompson,
j. p. l. 0.
Special Primary Election
By order of tho Chairman of the
State Democratic Executive Commit
tee, and in conformity of a recent Act
of tho General Assembly of the State
of South Carolina,providing for a Spe
cial Elections for Solicitors in the Eighth
and Ninth Circuits, a Special Primary
Election will be held in Laurens County
forJSolicitor for this, the Eighth Cir
cuit, on Tuesday, Um 21 si day of March,
The following named persons have
been appointed to act as Managers at
the several precints:
Club No. I-W. H. Gilkcrson, A. C.
Todd, L. G. Balle.
Club No. 2-W. M. Irby, E. P. Simp
son, J. W. Thompo8n,
Watts Mills-J. N. Culbertson, J. C,
Boyd, J. D. Sexton.
Laurens Mills-C. P. Martin, John
Cannon, James Chestnut.
Clinton, No. 1-R. P. Adair, T. R.
Owings, Edgar Nabors.
Clinton Mills?E. Y. McQuown, J. M.
Rickman, Elbert Benjamin.
Lydia Mills-John A. Smith, W. II.
WofTord, Jas. Richey.
Mountville?P. B. Richardson, Hew
lett Sullivan, Ed Adama.
Goldvillc?John Meadors, Wm. Cole,
W. P. Adair.
Hopewell?J. J. Young, J. L. Craw
ford, J. E. Boyd.
Pleasant Mound?J. B. Cosby, Ar
thur Stevens, I. W. Stewart.
Youngs Store-C. D. Martin, C. R.
Wallace, Paul Abercrombie.
Stewart's Store ?Robt. Jones, Cook
Henderson, B. E. Leonard.
Cook's Store W. P. Coker, J. C.
Cox, Butler Cooper.
Ekom-L. C. Culbertson, T. C. Mc
Daniel, Y. A. Godfrey.
Mt. Pleasant -W. W. Fowler, W. H.
Pinson, Guy Moore.
Waterloo?J. E. Henderson, Joe M.
Pearce, D. C. Lmith.
Tip Top?W. J. Anderson, Henry
Sims, John A. Puckett.
Daniel's Store-J. C. Martin, J. H.
Culbertson, Robert Ellis.
Benno?J. C. McMillan, W. E. Bell,
P. II. Copeland.
O'Ddell Church - Watts Dean, Joe
Payne, Tom Dillard.
Tumbling Shoals ?Lee Chapman, J.
A. Baldwin, J. Hamp Hcllams.
Princeton ? M. B. McCuen, J. L.
Traynham, J. T. Machen.
Brewerton - John B. Pitts, T. J.
Woodville-S. O. Babb, J. S. Wham,
W. L. Abercrombie.
Shi lob ? R. C. Wallace, F. D. Bolt,
J. II. Wolff.
Gray Court W. H. Barksdale, D. L.
Brooks, W. W. Yeargin.
Dials Church-J. H. Curry, D. B.
Godfrey, It. R. Owings.
Pow.er-V. A. White, R. C. Owings.
W. S. Power.
CROSS HILL TOWNSHIP.
Cross Hill ?W. Miller, J. Y. Mat
thews, P. B. Smith.
Ora-W. B. Harmon, Nat Wallace, A.
Langs ton's Church- J. Wilson Blake
ley, Bob Donnon, F. W. Little.
TO THE MANAGERS:
Those who serve as Managers for the
I Primary Election are also expected and
? will be appoidted to serve at the Spe
cial Goneral Election on April 11th, for
which services they will be paid per
diem and mileage as in all regular elec
G. P. SMITH,
WE NOW HAVE THE
Hat Pins and
Don't let Easter find you
the Hege Loa Beam
Heacock-King Feed Works
RvoiNCfl asm BoiMtRS, WoonworiKiNo
MAcni.vEttY, Cotton QlSHIMO, Biiu k
makiho ami Skikom and Lath
MaoiiIKEUT, Conn Mux*. Etc., Etc.
CiTBBfCS MACHINERY CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
The Gibbeo shingle machine
The outside appearance of our shoes is
made purposely attractive, so as to win favor
able recognition at once.
The inside part is made so comfortable
that once tried on, they're convincing of this
No part is enriched at the expense
Beauty is said to be only skin keep, but
here it goes to the bone.
All through, every part, seen and hidden,
for looks or for wear, there are no better
shoes for the money.
Take us up!
"One Price Store/'
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
Before this announcement is issued from the
press a complete Stock of Goods for Spring and
Summer wear will be opened here including all the
new Creations in Light Fabrics.
Silks in Black and Colored
The kind made for hard service. It is impossible i
in this space to enumerate the many weaves shown
in Printed Lawns, the choicest designs culled from !
' the different Manufacturers. Attempt would be >
; failure to describe the patterns and blending of
I colors shown here. They must be seen to be ap
The White Mercerized Waistings are again
popular this Season. You will have no difficulty
making a selection.
Special Numbers and Choice designs in Table
Linen, New Ribbons, Hosiery and Ladies' Neck
wear, Laces and Embroideries of every description.
These are a few of the many articles just
j opened. When quality is examined and price as
: certained you will easily discern the values offered
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
I TEMPTATIONS! 1
You'll get your money's worth and
save more in these tempters.
White Star Coffee, the finest grown
large bean, even roasted splendid flavor,
per one pound can 25cts. lour pound can
$1.00. Quaker Rolled Oats, large flakes
carefully milled, free from'- faulty or
imperfect grains, per two pound pack
age 15 cents. Buckwheat Flour, deli
cious, appetizing, nourishing, per package
10 cents. Old fashioned Muscovados
molases?none better, per gallon 50cts.
^ WE are looking II
for your orders t\
COLUMBIA LUMBER & MFC CO.
COLUMBIA S C. .
There are two dangers
in a hernia.
First?Not wearing a
Second ? Wearing one
that does not fit.
We guarantee a perfect
fit and wear in our SILVER
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
N0TI0E OP El.HCTION.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
To tho Commissioners of Stale and
County Flections for Abbeville,
Greenwood, Laurens, Newborry and
Salnda Counties, in the Eighth Judi
Under and by virtue, of an Act of the
General Assembly of the State of South
Carolina, entitled An Act to Assign
the Present Circuit Solicitors to the
Proper Circuits in Order to Conform
to the Provisions of an Act entitled
"An Act to Divide the State into Ten
Judicial Circuits and Arrange the Same,
and to Provide for the Flections of So
licitors for the Eighth and Ninth Cir
cuits approved February 20th, 1905,
notice is hereby given that a Special
Flection will be lie Id in said Circuits on
the Uth day of April 1005. for the pin
nose of electing a Solicitor for the
Eighth Judicial Circuit for the term
( spiring at the General Flection in
Now, therefore, you are herein di
rected and required to hold .said Spo
cial Flection for Solicitor of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit <>n the said 11th day of
April. 1905, for the term to expire at
the General Election of 1908.
Tho polls are to be opened at the
various places of elections in said Cir
cuits on Tuesday, the 11thday of April,
1905, and the said election shall be con
ducted in accordance with the laws
governing General Elections.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto
get my hand and caused the
(L. S.) Great Seal to he affixed at Co
lumbia, this 20th day of Feb
ruary, 1005, and in the One
Hundred and Twenty-ninth year
of the IndependeiK <? of ' the
United States of America.
D. C. HEYWARD,
By the Governor:
j. T. Gantt, Secretary of State.
TAKE notice that on the 16th day of
March, 1905, 1 will render a final ac
count of my acta and doings as Execu
tor of the cstato of Mary A. Casey,
deceased, in the office of Judge of Pro*
hate of Laurcns County, at 11 o'clock
a. in., and on the same dale will apply
for a final discharge from my trust as,
All persons having demands against
said estate, will please present them jjp/'
or before that date, proven and authen
ticated, or be forever barred, and all
persons indebted to said estate must
make payment to the undersigned be
fore that date.
T, R. DESHTELDS,
Hard, Soft or Shop
WANTED?1,000 Cards of Oak and
Pino Wood on cars your station or
delivered at I .aur.n ..
J. W. Eichelberger.
^Eaurons, S. C. 'Phone 11. Terry's
W. Y. BOYD,
Attorney at Law.
Will prncttco in all Stato Courts.
Prompt attention given to all busil
N. B. Dial. A. 0. Tonn.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Conn
Enterprise Bank and Todd Ollice lb
La u k en s , S. C.
W. C. 1RBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAUIIENS, S. C.
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
! Strict attention to all business enti
Office hours !? a. in. to 5 |>. m,
Office second lloor Simmons' Block,
Simpson, Cooper & ISol>l>,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Co rls.
Prompt attention given to all bush
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