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"Laurens, s. c, July1905.
tillman and mclaurin.
Ex-Senator John L. McLaurin means
to be a candidate for United States
Senator against Senator Tillman next
year. We look upon this as certain.
Whether or not Mr. McLaurin will re
main of this mind is another proposi
tion. His courage may ooze from his
finger tips as the time approaches. One
cannot guess what will befall. If Mr.
McLaurin enters the race it will place
upon Senator Tillman much annoyance.
Senator Tillman is not so fond of pranc
ing over the State as he formerly was.
He is by no means so gay and frolic
some at 57 as he was at 42. "I've got
a brass throat!" he shouted in the
midst of a speech in Newberry in 1894
and the clangor of the word3 carried j
conviction of their truth. But the Sena- J
tor's throat is said not tobe so fiercely
Btrong now. Campaigning in July
weather and in August is a severe
straining of an elderly man's powers.
In 1897 Mr. McLaurin collapsed at
Yorkville before the campaign ended.
Mr. McLaurin advises that the Dis
pensary be voted out, county by
county, ?as it is being voted out. Sena
tor Tillman declares that the Dispen
sary must stand or fall in a state elec- j
tion next fall. Here the issue is fully
joined. There can be no backing from
Mr. McLaurin haa chosen his ground.
He is a prohibitionist with no adject
ives to qualify and with no conditions
to limit. Senator Tillman on the other
hand occupies a shifting position. He
promises to defend the dispensary in
some circumstances if the Legislature
will clean it out. Otherwise he will ad
vocate State prohibition. As the latter
will be a travesty in counties where
public sentiment does not favor it, it
seems that Senator Tillman will in no
case be a real friend to the Prohibition
cause though he may give it nominal
While Senator Tillman is far more
popular than Mr. McLaurin the latter
undoubtedly has the advantage of posi
AS TO PROHIBITION.
If the people of Laurens desire pro
hibition we hope they will vote for it
and get it. If they vote prohibition
and earnestly wish what they vote for,
they will enforce it. Prohibition pro
hibits in Marlboro county because the
people of Marlboro are merciless in
their treatment of "blind tigers." The
"Tigers" are watched, they are ar
rested and they are punished severely.
Although Marlboro is a border county,
the law is observed.
Unless the Laurens prohibitionists
mean to pursue the tigers relentlessly,
year in and year out, they had best be
ware of voting a prohibition system in
to existence to be brought into ill re
pute through lax administration. Pro
hibition and free liquor would work a
vast deal of evil not only to our own
citizens but to the whole State.
In Cherokee County it seems that the
Prohibition sentiment was so strong
and so general that little difficulty has
attended the enforcement of the law.
It seems to be fully established that
considerable improvement in the morals
of the county is manifest in Cherokee
though the dispensaries were voted out
only nine months ago. State Senator
Thomas Bothwell Butler avers that
crime is less frequent and that drunk
enness in Cherokee has decreased to a
Half a dozen earnest and determined
and persevering prohibitionists could
make Laurens too warm for "blind ti
gers" to inhabit but a thousand listless
and idle persons who will vote Prohibi
tion and then go to sleep will accom
plish nothing. If "blind tigers" are
not molested they will increase and
multiply. But an active and alert sher
iff, such as Capt. Duckctt, backed by a
few good men can enforce prohibition
or any other good law in Laurens
new YORK SHOULD LYNCH.
A few days ago it transpired in New
York that several society women had
paid from $2,500 to $10,000 for copies
of a book published from the office of
a disreputable weekly Journal in that
town. In reality the money was ex
torted from these rich women under
threat of slanderous publications about
them in this journal.
This could not happen in the barbar
ous and benighted South. The editor of
a Journal which spoke of a respectable
woman in other than polite terms would
be quietly and decently but quickly
lynched in the usual manner and form.
He would be tarred and feathered and
otherwise duly prepared for the function.
The reporters, printers and the news
dealers selling the sheet would also
he lynched though with less eclat.?
Then the printing office would be
These sundry performances would be
described by the New York newspa
pers as "anarchy." It is very wrong
to uphold lynching. The blackmailing
schemes of disreputable newspapers
could be frustrated in the South with
out resort to lynching but if a newspa
per should venture to lightly handle a
woman's good name in this region our
people would not take time to consider
the modern, improved and cunningly de
vised methods of redress. Lynching is
easy, simple and effective.
In New York they have a reasonable
and acute horror of lynching and they
are full of kindly pity for the South
groping in ignorance and gloom.
A woman's reputation may be blasted
by a public journal in New York and
nobodv protests. In South Carolina a
woman receives protection.
In plain English, while lynching is
never justifiable the lynching system is
[ distinctly better than the New York
As between the license of newspa
pers to slander women and lynching,
lynching is the lesser evil. Neither is
permissible but New York would do
well to lynch with freedom and fre
quency until her people are fitted for a
purer civilization. ^
Mr. Root having taken office, the
jfcPresident's leave of absence at Oyster
jj Bay is hereby extended.
LAUGH AND GROW PAT.
AND THEN HE WAKED UP!
An Ozark country editor has found
three new wild animals in the moun
tains of South Missouri that heretofore
had been overlooked by naturalists.
One of them is the Oogly Woo, a six
legged animal, with a sharp, stiff tail,
and when pursued and cornered it
stands on its tail, and whirling rapidly
around, bores a hole in the ground, into
which it disappears. Another is a
Sackabore?it has four legs, two long
ones on one side and two short ones on
the other. It will run rapidly around a
mountain with its four feet always
touching, and can only be captured by
being turned in an opposite direction,
when its short legs will not reach the
ground. The third is the one-eyed
screeching Boo-Boo. When pursued it
will turn on its enemies, and with a
mighty gulp swallow itself.? Harrison
A thing of beauty and a joy
Forever is a certain Nancy;
How she can fail to charm a boy
I can't see.
Incomparably sweet her air,
Her years just trembling over twenty,
With wit and tenderness to spare
Too human far to be a saint, ?
No saint could do things quite so band
My! she can sketch and golf and sing
And dance some.
Her heart, which some say can't bc|
Is quite in keeping with her beauty.
(It's in my keeping. This is on
The Q. T.)
And is the future gaily hued?
Am I an optimist? Well, rather.
Last night I utterly subdued
? From Leslie's Weekly.
HER IDEA OK IT.
Taragon: "The Russians have great
faith in the bayonet, the Japs in tin
sword. Which arm do you prefer?"
Miss Imple (absent-minded): "Both!"
? Woman's Home Companion.
Judge: "What did the prisoner do to
Witness: "He bit me wid a pavin'
block, Yer 'Onner, as I was walkin' on
Judge: "What excuse did he give?"
Witness: "Said he was testin' the
block signals and was givin' the dan
ger sign." ? Cincinnati Commercial
A MATTER OF STRIPES.
A small boy from the North who
was visiting a relative in one of the
Southern States where convict labor is [
employed in public improvements be- (
came very interested in the men and1
their black and striped clothes. One
day he went to a circus and for the
first time in his life saw a zebra.
"Oh, auntie," he cried, "look at the
convict mule!" ?Lippincott's Magazine.
He: "Clarice, you know I have al
ways thought a great deal of you, and !
I have flattered myself you think not j
unfavorably of me. May I- will you be '
She: "What a start you gave me,
Harry! Do you know, I thought you
were going to ask me to lend you some
THE UNIVERSAL DISSOI.VF.NT.
"Will alcohol dissolve sugar?"
"It will," replied Old Soak: "it will
dissolve gold and brick houses, and
horses, and happiness and love and
everything else worth having." ?
Child Not Expected to Live, Cured by
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Ruth, the little daughter of E. N.
Dewey of Agnewville, Va., was se
riously ill of cholera infantum last sum
mer. "We gave her up and did not ex
pect her to live from one hour to an
other," he says. "I happened to think
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy and got a bottle of
it from the store. In five hours 1 saw
a change for the better. We kept on
giving it and before she had taken the
half of one small bottle she was well."
This remedy is for sale by Dr. B. F,
Posey and Laurens Drug Co. 48?4t.
Cleanses Where Soap
and Water Fail
Washing with soap and water
makes the face look clean, but it
cleans the surface only. It does
not clean out the impurities in
the skin that make it muddy and
Pompeian Massage Cream goes
through the surface. It sinks
into every pore?reaches and
loosens all foreign dirt and impu
rities that lodge in the pores.
It is the only facial cream free
from grease and that keeps the
face free from it. Docb not?
cannot--promote the growth of
hair on the face.
Price 50c and $1.00
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted.
Office hours 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Office second floor Simmons' Block.
We have now reached the Season of the year where we always
Cut the Prices on Spring and Summer Footwear. We have no
excuse to offer. We simply want to convert the balance of this
Season's Stock into CASH to get ready for Fall and Winter Shoes.
We want it to impress sensible people as a truthful
statement of a plain business Shoe proposition. And
these cut-prices offer you the best kind of a reason for
buying the Footwear you can use for some time to come.
$3.50 Pat Oxfords. Cut price $2.75
$3.00 Pat Tan and Vici Oxfords.
$2.50 Pat Tan and Vici Oxfords.
$2.00 Pat., Tan and Vici Oxfords.
$1.50 Tan and Vicie Oxford. Cut
$1.25 Vici Oxford. Cut price
$2.00 Pat and Vici Oxfords. Cut 4 fC c
price %J7 I .%JO
$1.50 Pat., Tan and Vici. Cut
$1.25 Pat., Vici and Tan. Cut
$1.00 Pat, Vici and Tan. Cut
$1.75 Pat., Vici and Tan. Cut
Clapp & Nettleton $5.00 Oxfords, ^> 75
Pat., Tan and Vici. Cut price %PO. y O
Walk-Over $4.00 Pat Oxfords. Cut
Walk-Over $3.50 Tan and Vici Ox
fords. Cut price.
$3.00 Oxfords in Pat., Tan and Vici.
$2.50 Pat., Tan and Vici. Cut | Qc
price . 1 ?O?
$2.25 Tan and Vici Oxfords. Cut
$2.00 Vici Oxfords. Cut price
$1.50 Vici Oxfords. Cut price
$2.50 Pat., Tan and Vici. Cut d?| oc
price . %PI.O*7
$2.00 Pat., Tan and Vici. Cut | /:r
price 1 ? U O
$1.50 Vici Oxford. Cut price 1.25
STRAW HATS HALF PRICE
HENRY N. SNYDER, 1.1,. I)., President.
Two degrees, A. B., and A. M. Four coursos leading to the A.
B. Degree. Nine professors.
Departments Ethics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, and Geology,
Biology and Chemistry, Latin, Greek, English, German and French, History
and Librarian. The W. E. Burnott gymnasium under a competent director. J.
B. Cleveland Science Hall. Athletic grounds. Course; of lectures by the ablest
men on the platform. Kare musical opportunities. Next Session, Sept. 20th.
Board from $8.00 to $H>.00 a month. For Catalogue or other information,
address. J. A. GAMKWF.LL, Secretary, Spartanburg, S. C.
WOPPORD COLLKGP PITTING SCHOOL
Three new brick buildings. Steam heat and electric lights.
Head Master, four teachers and Matron live in the buildings.
Situated on the WolTord College Gymnasium, and have access to the College
$115.00 pays for board, tuition, and all fees. Sons of Methodist ministers
do not pay tuition. Next session begins September 20th.
For Catalogue, etc., address
A. MASON DuPRE, Head Master, Sparenburg, 8. C.
Protects the House!
Beautifies the Home!!
The BEST is the Cheapest and
is the best. I sell and apply it.
"Honest Work and
T. R. PITTS,
I make a specialty of direct
shipments from the Mill
E, W. STALNAKER,
Office and Warehouse at
Greenwood, S. C.
Montgomery & Company have opened up at
Fuller & Darlington's old stand with a com
plete stock High-grade Groceries. They are
Iselling agents for
HAnnOND PACKING CO.'S
Meats, Lards, Hams, Etc.
C. H. HAMMOND CO/S Canned Meats
Messrs J.W. Montgomery and Brooks Swygert
are in charge and they will be glad for
their friends to come in to see them. - -
Montgomery ? Company
Laurens, South Carolina
The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, 1895
Undivided Profits,. $20,000
-=( OFFICERS )? ?
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. Pluss, W. P. Caine,
CASHIER. ASST. CASHIHR.
We will appreciate your business no matter how small
it may be.
We pay 4 per cent in our Savings Department. We
give you a small safe so you can save your Dimes, Nickels
Write or call on us when you are in the city.
A FULL LINE FANS AT
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Plain and Fancy Sheer White Lawns, White
Mercerized Waistings, Good Designs
in Printed Muslins, Embroideries,
Laces and All-over. Ladies
Sunshades at Low Prices
W. G. Wilson & Co.
is. best, Ig
You have two houses to bo painted. 1 We want to soil you Mastic
Paint for only one of them. Wo would rather 3011 would use, sonio
other paint on the other house. . Paint the two at once?one with
Mastic Mixed "Paint
" Tho Kind That lasts" \
and the oilier wilh any Other paint, it matters not what brand?
BOniG mixed paint or Lend and Oil. > Wo Mill only sell you ono
lot of paint, this time; next, limo we will sell you Mastic
Paint for both houses?in fact wo expect to sell you paint for
the other house, before the Mastic houso nocda repainting,
?TJIE TF.XT PltOV^S WlITOir^lS UK XT"
Manufactured by f
PEASLEE-GAELREKT CO.. Inc., LOUISVILLE,' KY.
FOR SALE BV
Dodson's Drug Store.
You'll get your money's worth and
save more in these temptors.
White Star Coffee, the finest grown
large bean, even roasted splendid flavor,
per one pound can 25cts. four pound can
$1.00. Quaker Rolled Oats, largo flakes
carefully milled, free from faulty or
imperfect grains, per two pound pack
age 15 cents. Buckwheat Flour, deli
cious, appetizing, nourishing,ner package
10 cents. Old fashioned Muscovados
molases?none better, per gallon 50 cts.
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