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LAURENS, S. C, April 18, 1906,
SUPPOSE HE DID?
The Hon. J. Fr?ser Lyon of the Dis
pensary Investigating Committee and
Abbeville has taken offence at expres
sions of the Hon. Ben R. Tillmnn of the
Roosevelt Rate Bill, and has replied
with a letter to a lawyer, in which he
insinuates that he heard that the Hon.
Ben R. Tillman accepted a piano as a
present from a liquor house, but adds
that it may not have been a present but
may have been purchased with the Hon.
Ben R. Tillman's hard cash.
Whether the Hon. Ben R. Tillman re
ceived and accepted the present of the
piano or not is of no consequence. He
says he did not, and we believe him.
If he did, it was merely to avoid being
impolite, and his acceptance of ten
thousand calliopes, two train-loads of
acolians and an ocean liner's cargo of
jewsharps would be no sign that he had
been corrupted. The important consid
eration is that the suggestion of the
Hon. Fr?ser Lyon is a species of high
But suppose, for the sake of the ar
gument. Senator Tillman during his in
cumbency as head whiskey dealer for
the State of South Carolina d accept
this musical instrument for his drawing
room, what of it? He had a peculiar
and exclusive right to do it. Such acts
are not wrong in Senat ir Tillman, how
ever wrong they may be in another
man. If you can prove that a member
of the State Board of Control accepts a
bone-handle umbrella from a brewery,
it is time for him to be thrown over
board. If you can establish that a dis
pensary underling in Columbia accepted
the present of a pug dog with or with
out a curl in its tail, it is time for the
underling to be cast into outer darkness.
If you can demonstrate that a sub
dispenser in Spartanburg accepted some
extra bottles of "booze" in a case of
"booze" ordered through the State
Dispoiioury it is a scandal and a public
shame. But it should not be forgotten
that eight years ago a United States
Senator of South Carolina hail printed
in a letter in the newspapers, over his
own signature, the fact that he had re
ceived samples of intoxicating bever
ages. It will be remembered that he
treated the matter in a light and airy
style, and that nobody seemed to think
the less of him.
In other words, it is fully settled in
the affairs of South Carolina that Sen
ator Tillman may fiercely condemn the
acceptance of free passes and samples
in others, that he may denounce the ac
ceptors as dishonest, and at the same
time protect his spotless reputation for
punctilious politeness. The fact that
the value of the passes covering a long
period of years mounts far into the
thousands of dollars has nothing to do
with the case. Everybody believes in
the rugged, firm and impenetrable hon
esty of brave Old Ben and the facts
that shake public confidence in lesser
men have no application to him what
ever. Hence the Hon. Fr?ser Lyv n
should have held his peace.
Moreover, it ought to be remembered
that in Senator Tillman's opinion,
which he held until long after the re
mainder of the people knew the dis
pensary's rottenness, the dispensary
was formerly clean and pure. The old
"anti" papers and politicians, most of
whom have doubtless been in the pay of
the old bar-rooom and blind tiger ele
ment and other mighty powers of
Chicco street, declared year after year
that dispensary dishonesty was com
mon. It was hinted even by a reform
candidate for the United State Senate
as early as 1897, but in 1900 Senator
Tillman stumped the State in the dis
pensary's defence, intimating that the
accusations were the result of a con
spiracy between the whiskey men and
the preachers. In 1901 when a State
constable wrote the Senator a letter
calling his attention to scandals the
Senator was careful not to make it
public. In short the Senator believed
so firmly that the whiskey men who
dealt with the dispensary and the dis
pensary men who dealt with the whis
key dealers were so strong in their
honesty that his great influence became
a screen for the concealment of such
frauds as had never before been prac
ticed in South Carolina except during
the radical negro regime. If the old antis
had not continued in their rebellious be
havior everybody would have been con
vinced by Senator Tillman that dishon
esty in the dispensary business was im
Truly, the Hon. J. Fr?ser Lyon has
perpetrated an awful blunder. If he
can prove than pianos were given by
whiskey houses to dispensary consta
bles and members of the State Board of
Control, it will have some pertinence,
but if the instrument had been given to
Senator Tillman it would have been a
birth-day remembrance and nothing
We have no idea that the Senator got
To Trustees of Plrsl Methodist Church:
Gentlemen: Don't allow your church
to pay 8 cents per wood.
If they buy 100 pounds of White
Lead in kegs they get 88 pounds of
White Lead and 12 pounds of wood;
but when they buy L. & M. Paint they
get a full gallon of paint that won't
wear off for iO or 15 years, because L.
& M. Zinc hardens L. & M. White Lead
and makes L. & M. Paint wear like
4 gallons L. & M mixed with II gal
lons Linseed Oil will paint a moderate
C. S. Andrews, Ex-Mayor, Danbury,
Conn., writes, "Painted my house 19
year-i ago with L. & M. Looks well to
Sold by W. L. Boyd, Laurens, and
Canton Pharmacy, Clinton, S. C.
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I WISE AND OTHERWISE.
A DOUBTFUL FLICHT.
The author of the following memorial
lines is one of the doubtful brethren:?
"He took the wings of morning,
And soon was out of sight;
He Hew o'er tho hills of glory,
But we didn't see him light!"
Enthusiastic Parent?"Yes, Sir, mod
ern surgery's a great thing! A wonder
ful thing! My Billy uster have cramps
so of'en that the doctor had ter cut out
his appendicitis, an' now he's sound as
Johnny "Papa, what is a optimist?"
Father?"A man who will promise to
go to another picnic while attending
"What are you doing with that sheet
of paper, Orville?" sharply asked his
I wife. "I am making a wish," an
swered Mr. Meekum. "A wish?" "Yes,
my dear. In your presence 1 shall not
presume to call it a will. " ? Chicago
Mamma ? Fighting again, Willie?
Didn't I tell you to stop and count one
hundred whenever you were angry?
Willie?But it didn't do any good,
ma. Look what the Jones boy did
while I counted!
"I am sorry, doctor, you were not
able to attend my supper last night;
it would have done you good to be
"It has already done me good, mad
am. I have just prescribed for three of
the guests. "?Tit-Bits.
MERELY FOR IDENTIFICATION.
Hat-Check Man: "Here, hero! What
on earth are you doing ?smashing in
Club Member: "I'm trying to find
my own. It's an opera hat and shuts
up. None of these seems to be mine."
"He's quite bald, I understand."
"He has just two wisps of hair left."
"Yes; and he calls one 'the fool' and
the other 'his money." ?Philadelphia
Aunt Maria ?"An' did yer manage
the fancy forks an' spoons at the din
Uncle Si ?"Yes; but would yer be
lieve it? I had ter show 'cm how ter
eat with the knives!" ?New York Sun.
A DEEP PROBLEM.
This was taken from the question box
in the juvenile Sunday School at Erie a
few Sundays ago:
"Dear God: What made ye put tails
on kats fer??Kansas City Journal.
BLEASE WAS ACQUITTED.
He Was Charged With the Murder of Joe
Saluda, April 11.-Senator Eugene
S. Blease, charged with the murder of
Joe Ben Coleman, was tried yesterday
and acquitted. The jury remained out
about an hour, bringing in the verdict,
which cleared Blease at 9.30 o'clock
The trial was sensational. The de
fendant himself took the stand and told (
of the improper relations existing be-;
tween his wife and Coleman, which led I
to tho killing. He wept at times as he 1
talked, and just as he was leaving the'
witness stand he was seen to stagger.
Several attorneys rushed forward and
caught the man in a dead faint. It was
some time before Blease regained con
The testimony at the trial was sim
ilar to that brought out at the inquest
over Coleman\s body, held in Saluda the
day of the homicide. Blease and Cole
man married sisters. The attorneys for
the defense were almost the entire local
bar with former Solicitor Thurmond and
Cole L. Blease of Newberry. The state
was represented by Solicitor Cooper,
assisted by Solicitor Sease.
DEATH OF PROMINENT MINISTER.
Rev. A. J. Stokes of the Methodist Con
ference Died in Greenwood.
Greenwood, April 13.?Rev. A. J.
Stokes, one of the most prominent min
isters of the Methodist church, died
here this morning at 9 o'clock. He was
attacked last Wednesday afternoon with
paralysis, and at the beginning his
physician held no hopes of his recovery.
His wife and daughter were present at
the bedside. Dr. Stokes never regained
consciousness after the stroke, which
occurred while at the meeting of the in
vestigating committee in the Creighton
The funeral was preached this after
noon in the Methodist church by Rev.
M. B. Kelley. The body was carried to
Camden tonight, whore it will bo in
The Spirit of Cirab
Congressman Joe Johnson of tho
Fourth district refuses to support the
bill providing for "fast mail facilities"
on the Southern road, his ground being
that it is simply a subsidy -a "gift to
the railroad from tho public, treasury."
And some who condemn the proposition
for a ship subsidy in unmeasured terms
are condemning Mr. Johnson for not
taking all he can get.
"But, och, mankind is unco weak
And little to bo trusted.
If self tho wavering balance shake
It's rarely right adjusted."- Nowberry
TO CLEAN STREAMS.
All landowners in Laurens county are
hereby given notice that streams run
ning through or bounding their lands
must be cleaned out, as required by law,
before the first day Of May next,'or the
same will be cleaned at their expense.
Persons knowing the obstructed condi
tion of any stream are requested to re
H. B. HUMBERT,
84-4t. Supervisor L. C.
Sketch Of Capt. W. S. Pitts.
Capt, W. S. Pitts, who died March
18, 1900 left a widow, four sons and
three daughters. By his death seven
Children arc deprived of a good father,
his wife a devoted husband, the Metho
dist church a true member, the com
munity a good citizen and neighbor, the
few survivors of camp Putsy Williams
No. 1,070 a faithful commander.
Capt. Pitts was a man of splendid
talents. He was a very successful
teacher, and for quite a number of
years he taught in the same school,
always giving the greabest satisfaction
to all interested.
I knew the deceased all his life, and
his was a life lived uprightly and in the
fear of the Lord. Much could be writ
ten of his works and words.
Some fads in connection with his
war record are of interest, especially
to all survivors of James Battalion and
the Third Regiment. He volunteered
in 1801, joining company B, 3d S. C.
battalion, or James battalion, as a pri
vate. For his gallantry and courage in
battle he was soon made sergeant. The
ranks of the battalion and the Third
regimont becoming depleted, a com
pany was formed out of three com
panies of the battalion and two of the
regiment. W. S. Pitts was made cap
lain of this command and put in the
Third regiment. , James battalion was
no more. It was almost wiped out in
its first engagement at Boonsboro or
Capt. Pitts was always in the thick of
the light and I never saw him flinch in
battle or any other time. He was
wounded in the battles of Spottsylvania
and Cold Harbor.
To show how old company B., James
batallion suffered there were six boys
of the same name in the command.
One came home, one died in tent and
four fell on the field of battle.
W. B. F.
Mountville, S. C.
Be sure to let us show you our line
of Go-Carts. We have a beautiful line
with upholstery, umbrellas and running
gears in different colors and at prices
? that will make it to your interest to see
our line before you buy.
S. M, & 10. IL Wilkes & Co.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of County Treasurer,
subject to the result of the Democratic
Ross D. Young.
At the solicitation of friends I hereby
announce myself as a candidate for the
office of County Treasurer, subject to
the result of the Democratic Primary.
J. D. Mock.
1 hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of Treasurer Laurens
County and pledge myself to abide the
result of the Democratic Primary.
Walter A. Baldwin.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for re-election to the office of Coun
ty Supervisor sub ject to the rule of the
iL B. Humbert.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of Supervisor of i
Laurens County, subject to the action
of the Democratic Primary election.
Jas. M. Sumerel.
I respectfully announce myself a
candidate for re-election to the office of
County Auditor, subject to the rules of
the Democratic primary.
C. A. Power.
FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for reelection to the office of
County Superintendent of Education of
Lauren:-, County, and pledge myself to
abide the rosult of the Democratic
R. W. Nabu.
Take notice that on the 30th day of
April, 1906, 1 will render a final ac
COUnl of my acts and doings RS Admin
istrator de honis non of the estate of J.
IL Phinnov, deceased, in the olfice of
the Judgo of Probat-.' of Laurens
County at II o'clock A. M., and on the
name day will apply for a final dis
charge from my trust a.; Administrator.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment by said date, and all persons hav
ing demands against said estate will
present them on or before said date
duly proven or be forover barred.
GEORGE A. COPELAND,
Administrator de bonis non.
March 28?1 in.
are ? III! in the height of fashion, and
will also bo worn this spring and
summer. We have the latest
styles of fancy Combs from
$1.25 to $7.00
per set of three. Also the newest dc
Bigns in Bracelets, Hat Pins, Cuff
Pins, Fobs and Crosses.
Oive Us a Call Before
Business placed In
my hands will have
prompt and careful
J. J. ADAMS
Broke:-, Laurens, S. C.
Office over Enterprise Bank
Gray Court, S. C.
1 want immediate purchasers for the
202 acres near Mt. Olive church,
Waterloo township, well improved.
3 aero lot, 7 room house good out
huilhings, well in yard in town, of Gray
House and lot,*two acres land, 5
room building, good barn in town of
Gray Court $2,100.
400 acres at Madden Station, good
dwelling and out buildings and other
improvements. Price $25.00 per aero.
02 acres near Dial's church, well im
proved. Price $25.00 per acre.
400 acres in one mile of Madden Sta
tion, good improvements. Price $12.50
One house and lot in city of Laurens,
between Laurens hotel and Merchants
and Faamers Ponded Warehouse. Price
Five lots in town of New Cordell,
Washita county, Oklahoma Territory,
lots Nos. 4, f>, 0, 9, 11), block 12. Price
for all live lots $300.00 cash.
212 acres located on Jimmie creek,
Spartanburg county, with good dwelling
and one tenant bouse, price $1,250.
190 acres five miles north of Laurens,
with dwelling and three tenant houses,
price $25 per acre.
410 acres, with 8-room dwelling. 5
tenant houses, up-to-date farm, fine
bottoms and timbered land; located two
miles from Lanford; $40 an acre, easy
20 acres of land, wheat aud corn mill,
gin house and saw mill complete; located
in Greenville county and known as the
old Nash Mill. Bargain at $1,500.
00 acres near Dials church, dwelling
and outbuildings, $1,050.
5- room cottage and two-aero lot on
Garlingtori street, city of Laurens,
6- room house and 3-4-acro lot, good
outbuildings, Mainstreot, town of Clin
52 acres in town of Lenair, Culbert
county, N. C, $500.
5-room house and 3 1-2-aaro lot, Sloan
street, town of Clinton, $1,200.
178 acres, near Mt. Olive church, two
good dwellings, (ine farm land, $10 per
Two lots, 1 1-8 acres each, town of
; Fountain Inn, $250 per lot.
(5-room residence and 4 1-2 aero lot,
fronting Sawmill street, town of Wood
112 acres and dwelling, on Reedy
River, cheap at $12.50 per acre.
178 acres, 7-room dwelling, mineral
spring, one mile from Ora, $5,000.
11-room residence, with waterworks,
fronting on North Harper street, $3,500.
225 acres, 7-room dwelling, 4 tenant
houses, near Durbin Creek church, $30
10-room house with four halls, hath
rooms, city water and lights, also good
well water and servant house, in city of
Granite store building in town of Mil
8-acre lot, store room and dwelling,
on Sloan street, town of Clinton, $8,()()(>.
2 1-4-acro lot on Sullivan street, in
town of Laurens, $337.50, cash. *
17 1-2 acres on Bcaverdam creek, 1-2
mile from Lanford, wheat and corn mill
in perfect order, survey made for yarn
mill, bargain at $1,500.
If you have any property you wish to
sell ! will be glad to handle it for you.
If you mean business, list it with me.
Two acres specially suitable for build
ing lots, Fast Main Street, City of
40 acres, Fast Main Street, town of
424 acres, 7-room dwelling, store
house and postoffice, at Hobbyville,
Spartanburg county?$20.00 per acre.
L-acre lot, 8-room house, reception
hall, bath room, in town of Woodruff?
500 acres with splendid improvements
and brickyard on place, 4 miles of town
of Abbeville- $10,000.
73 acres, 9-room dwelling, good out
buildings, town of Woodruff-0,000.
1 1-2 acre lot, 7-room residence, hand
some bain, in town of Fountain Inn
502 acres, beautiful dwelling, 8 tenant
houses, up-to-date farm; improvements,
including 29 acres of land, located in
town of Woodruff -$25 per acre.
4 1-2 acres, nice residence, in town of
Fountain Inn $2,500.
1 10 acres, with improvements, 1 mile
of Woodruff $3,(500.
House and 4-ncre lot in town of Foun
tain Inn $1,000.
7-room house nnd h.dt-acre lot in City
of Laurens $825.
12 I?2 acres in town of Fountain
Inn - $400.
2 acres and nice cottage in town of
5-room cottage in City of Laurens?
( an locate two practicing physicians
in very attractive localities.
J. N. LEAK,
REAL ESTATE DEALER,
Gray Court, S. 0.
Laws*, Or ass.
.The- best of Lawn Grasses fov
' the South; specially prepared
to withstand our summers
and to a,ivo a nico greeu cwara
tho year round.
Special Lawn Circular telling
liow to prepare and care for
lawns, mailed free ou request.
for superior Vegetables
Our Descriptive Catalogue tells
you bow and when to plant for
best uuccess. Mailed free. ' Write
T.W. Wood & Sons, Seedsmen,
RICHMOND, . VA.
Tf you want tho BWOPtesI nixl l)<>--t Wntor
Molona in?! Cantaloupes grown, i>limt
Wood'i Soiitlioni-tfrov/n soed. Out
Doso'lptivo Cotnlouuo teild ah
nlioiil iho best kinds to i>!uut.
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We have opened a shop in
Laurens for the repair and
sale of Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry. : : : :
We guarantee all our work
and everything will be
exactly as repre
I am a graduate Optician and will treat
you right in the fitting of glasses.
I would like to have a share of
your patronage. You will
lind me at R. (!. Cole
man & Co. 's, north
east of Public
What is Bromonia?
Road the following carefully:
If you have consumption or some
of the contagious forms of blood
Soisoning we cunnot cure you. We
on't pretend to cure you. You need
the individual treatment of some
skilled specialist; but if you are run
down in general health, if you have
dyspepsia, are subject to fainting
spells, a victim to insomnia, bilious
ness, kidney or liver trouble, catch
cold easily, if your system is in that
condition that you may become an
easy prey to the disease germs of
pneumonia, la grippe and the vari
ous epidemics, if you are bothered
with constant headache, loss of
memory, generally impaired vitality,
we can help you, and, if you follow
our directions, render you immune
against sickness. Most skin disease
can be cured by the use of "Bromo
"Bromonia" is to the human BV8
tern what the scrubbing brush and
soap are to the dirty washbowl. It
aids Nature to resume normal ac
We don't ask you to invest a cent
until you have tried "Bromonia" at
our expense. A single bottle often
times works wonders. Cut out Hie
Coupon at the bottom of this column.
Write name and address plainly.
Be careful to address
The Bromonia Co.,
Free Bromonia Coupon.
My disease is
If you think Bromonia is what
you need and do not care to send
coupon, you will lind it at all
first-class druggists 25 and ;><)
cent.'* the bottle.
SPECIAL SALE BY THE
BAU RENS DRUG COMPANY,
Exclusive Wholesale Agent
for Laurens and vicinity.
Dealers elsewhere desiring agency
MURRAY DRUG COMPANY,
Columbia, S. C.
Nitrate of Soda
For Top Dressing.
^ Laurens, - South Carolina. ^
The Bank of Laurens is popular with money
First- It is a safe bank.
Second It is a bank for all the people?rich
and poor, men, women and children.
Third- It is courteous to depositors and aims
to accommodate them.
Fourth it allows a reasonable rale of inter
est on money entrusted to its care*
Kifth?It invites new accounts from all who
wish to save or invest money.
THE 1>ANI< OP LAURLNS.
The Hank for Savings.
O. H. Simmons, W. P. C.MNK,
Tho man who "puls on the paint" will loll you that
Mastic ia carefully made, thoroughly mixed, containing
only pure iugredionlsj t\n\l long life is assured any
bnlldlng protected from huh, wind and weather with
Mastic Mixed Paint
" Tho Kind TJtat Lxuts "
Masllo paint flows freely from tho brush and produced
a beautiful finish that retains ils high gl>>ss and color,
resisting tho notion of tho elements in all cli
mates. Doesn't peed, wcale or chalk oil' when applied
according to directions. M.-.stic paint saves repair bills.
PEASLEE-GAULHERT CO., INC.,
for sale by
These Potatoes arc Sweet Yams, and when cooked have a
nicer (lavor than fresh ones. They can be cooked in
any way as any kind of sweet potatoes. If yon
cat one can yon will become a regular
3=lb Can for 10c.
3 Flour, Corn, Oats and Hay on hand all
O the time.
Watts Mills Store
SOME TOES ARE POINTED
'ft W somc square, others round?all of them will be pinched
in a snug shoe when the foot wedges to the front,
Unless the shoe bear the " Good " sign
In these shoes your foot cannot wedge forward?nor
slip at the heel, nor twist your shoe out of shape, because
the patent "Urfit" holds the foot and shoe together,
giving the Joot control. It makes the superb quality of
Mans3 Shoes worth while?they never look old?never
slip nor swell.
That's why wc recommend them.
Shoes, Hats and Furnishings
Customers' Shoes Shined Kkkk. Tin: Onr-Prick .Stork
? i' ?
The "Franklin" leads them all.
Typewriter operators have pronounc
ed it king of all visible writing ma
chines. It's a time-saver, simplicity
itself, and for durability and speed it
it has no equal.
Price $75.00. Terms to Suit. |
FRANK H. TUXBURY, ||
:; Uoanoke, Virginia. ^
cost on the Fox Typewriter
is much less than on any other.
Four Fox Typewriters were used constantly
in a large Chicago office for three years, at a main
tenance cost of 50 cents. On four other standard
machines, costing the same as the Fox, used the
same length of time, the maintenance was $36.00.
Allow us to demonstrate the superiorty of
the Fox to you.
Placed on free trial anywhere, and second hand
irtchines taken in part payment. ,.,
Fox Typewriter Co.
W. i\ HUDGENS, Local Agent,
haurcn.s, S. c.
SOUTHERN SCALE FIXTURE I 0.
State Agents, Columbia, S. < .