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HON. R. I. MANNING
AND HIS PLATFORM.
The Hon. Richard I. Manning of
Sumter, who has announced himself as
a candidate for governor, has issued to
the voters of the State his platform. It
To the Democratic voters of South
I will stand for the Democratic
nomination for governor of South Caro
lina in the primary election to be held
in August, 1906.
I will stand on my record ft3 a man,
a citizen, and on my record as a public
official in the general assembly. I
stand on my record as a Democrat, ad
hering steadfastly to the doctrine of
that party in advocacy of those princi -
ples of right and justice which protect
and defend the rights of the individual,
as well as the protection of property.
Believing that the foundation stone
of a republican form of government
rests on the free, untrnmmeled expres
sion of the |>opular will, I stand for
pure elections, free from the corrupt
ing and debasing practices of the use
of money, whiskey, or anything which
tends to influence voters, except the
legitimate and educational influence of
I stand for the steady development
of the educational system of the state,
I stand for the equalization of assess
ments of property, so that the burden
of taxation will fall more evenly than
I stand for the /igid application of
business methods to all departments of
govornment, and the requirement of effi
cient service in all the departments. I
stand for rigid economy in the public
service, so far as is consistent with effi
ciency, and with that spirit of progress
which requires new methods to meet
Realizing fully that success in the
executive chair can be attained only by
the just "and firm administration of
laws, I pledge myself to the unfalter
ing enforcement of law by every power
vested in the chief executive under the
constitution and laws of the state.
The office of the governor is execu
tive and administrative, not legislative.
It it his duty and prerogative to enforce
law, whatever the law is, and I pledge
myself faithfully to discharge this duty,
should I be elected.
In view of the widespread discussion
of the liquor question, I deem it proper
to state briefly my position on this ques
I admit that there has been a grow
ing tendency to curtail drink, and the
time may come when prohibition can be
made effective in South Carolina. But,
in my judgment, that time has not
come, and this question must be met in
a practical way. 1 reaffirm my convic
tion that the dispensary system, as em
bodied in the dispensary law, and
amended as proposed in the Raysor
Manning bill, faithfully, honestly and
firmly enforced, would promote temper
ance and sobriety, restrict the sale and
use of liquor and minimize its evils. Let
me be plainly understood, I believe that
liq'uor is an evil, but it is an evil that
cannot yet be banished from South
Carolina, and the best that can be done
is to regulate the sale of liquor by law
and curtail and restrict its use, and that
this can best be done under a rigid en
forcement of the dispensary law,
amended as proposed by the Raysor
I will declare my position fully and
without reserve on all questions agitajt
ing the public mind in my public utter
ance during the campaign.
Richard I. Manning.
It pours the oil of life into your sys
tem. It warms you up and starts the
life blood circulating. That's what Hol
lister's Rocky Mountain does. 35 cents,
Tea or Tablets. Ask your Druggist.
TORTURED TO DEATH?
Horrors Said to Have Been Perpetrated
Upon Fruit Tree Agent.
From the Dark Corner reports of a
terrible crime committed by moon
shiners have been received in this city.
According to the report here a stranger
?a fmit. tree agent?who had business
in the mountains, was enticed to the
home of a certain man and while there
he was visited by a crowd of moon
shiners and taken out into the woods
and a crime too horrible to publish was
So far as known the fellow may be
dead in the mountains, for since the
alleged crime was committed he has
not been seen.
The story is that the moonshiners
suspected the agent of being a state
constable or a revenue officer and en
ticed him to the home of a certain
mountaineer, from where he was taken
out into the fastness of the forest,
bound hand and foot and treated in a
most horrible manner. The punishment
inflicted upon him was most brutal and
it is said resulted in his death. ?Spar
New Cure For Epilepsy
.1, B. Waterman of Watertown, O.,
Rural free delivery, writes; "My
daughter, afflicted for years with
epilepsy, was cured by Dr. Kings New
Life Pills. She has not had an attact for
over two years. Best body cleansers
and life giving tonic pills on earth. 25c
at Palmetto Drug Co. & Laurens Drug
LAURENS B. & L. ASSOCIATION.
Organized With $100,000 Capital and
Strong Set of Officers.
The Laurens Building and Loan Asso
ciation has been organized with a capi
tal of $100,000 of the par value of $100
per share. The organi ition was com
pleted Thursday afternoon at a meeting
of the stockholders which was held at
tho Enterprise Bank. The charter will
be secured at once and the subscribers
will be asked to pay the first install
ment within the next few days.
At the meeting Thursday afternoon a
board of directors, consisting of nine
members, was elected, the following
well known business and professional
men being chosen: M. J. Owings, C.
W. Tune, A. C. Todd, C. H. Roper, S.
M. Wilkes, C. M. Miller, E. P. Minter,
Dr. W. H. Washington, C. E. Ken
Subsequently the directors elected
Clarence E. Kennedy, president; Sam
M. Wilkes, vice president; Charles H.
Roper, secretary and treasurer.
STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.
Annual Meeting Will be Held at Rock
Hill on III;. 5th and 6tli of July.
The State Teachers' Association will
meet at Rock Hill, July 4th, 5th and
6th. The officers are: Prof. A. G.
Rembort of Wofford college, president;
Supt. L. W. Dick of Abbeville, secre
tary; Supt. L. T. Baker of Winnsboro,
Supc. E. S. Dreher of Columbia and
Supt. A. H. Gasque of Florence, exec
At the first session on the night of
July 4th there will be an address by
Dr. J. A. B. Schercr, president of the
July 5th, at 4.30 p. m. the association
will discuss "The Lesson." The follow
ing papers will be read:
(a) "Length of Lessons:" Claude
Legge, Charleston; Miss Annabel John
(b) "The Teacher's Preparation:"
Miss Alice Selby, Columbia; Supt. W.
H. McNairy, Marion; Miss Mary T.
(c) "Preview:" Prof. J. I'. Kinard.
(d) Review:" Prof. Patterson Ward
law, University of South Carolina;
Supt. D. L. Lewis, Timmonsville.
(e) General discussion of the tonic.
Introductory talks will be limited to
At 8.30 p. m. the topic will be "The
High School," and the following will be
(a) "Needed Legislation," Supt. W.
H. Hand, Chester.
(b) "Organization," Prof. P. P.
Claxton, University of Tennessee.
(c) General discussion of the topic.
Fourth session, July 6th, 11 a. m.,
business session: (a) Report of com
mittee on reorganization; (b) reports
of special committees.
Departmental session, July 6th, 4.30
p. m.: (1) Woman's association for
the improvement of rural schools; (2)
college department, programme to be
announced; (3) department for primary
8.30 p. m. ? Reception and social ses
A Western Wonder.
There's a Hill at Bowie, Tex,, that's
twice as big as last year. This wonder
is W. L. Hill, who from a weight of 90
pounds has grown to over 180. lie says:
I suffered with a terrible cough, and
doctors gave me up to die of consump
tion. I was reduced to 90 pounds, when
I began taking Dr. King's New discov
ery for Consumption, Coughs and (.'olds.
Now, after taking 12 bottles, I have
more than doubled in weight and am
completly cured. "Only sure Ccugh and
Cola cure. Guaranteed by PalmettoDrug
Co. and Laurens Drug Co., Druggists.
50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free.
PIEDMONT SUMMER SCHOOL.
Some Interesting Features for Primary
One of the most interesting features
of the Piedmont Summer School to be
held in Greenwood this summer will be
a course in primary methods by Miss
Hattie S. Goldsmith of Greenville. Miss
Goldsmith has the reputation of being a
most efficient instructor of the little
folks. Her energy and enthusiasm in
this most interesting department of
school work is communicated to all who
come in reach of her influence.
A model class of a dozen or more six
year old children will be conducted in
connection with her work. Some of
these will be mere beginners and others
will be pupils who have had a year in
school. With this class Miss Goldsmith
will do actual school work under the ob
servation of her pupil teachers, and
will perhaps give the latter an oppor
tunity to try their hands, too, under
her guidance and friendly criticism.
Teaching, like all other fine arts, must
be learned by doing.
Miss Goldsmith believes too, that suc
cess in teaching demands originality,
energy and resourcefulness. To encour
age these qualities among her student
teachers, she will have her class of
teachers make for themselves, with her
help, charts containing material for
Primary Reading and Spelling. These
inexpensive charts worked out by the
teachers themselves to fit their own
needs and environment, she considers
much more useful than the elaborate
and expensive charts so generally sold
by publishing firms.
Mr. Hughes is to spend the first week
at the school giving instructions in the
making of maps, globes, and the like,
for work in geography. Miss Gold
smith is to assist in this work, and to
carry on the constructive throughout
the four weeks of the school. These
two courses in primary r 'hods and il
lustrative geography w- emselves
repay teachcr? for attci pen the
Have you weakness oi any kind
stomach, back, or any organs of the
body. Don't done yourself with ordin
ary medicine. Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea is the supreme curative pow
er. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. Ask your
FORMER STATE OFFICER KILLED.
J. E. Tindal, Secretary of Stale, While
Tillman was Governor.
Columbia, May 24. J. E. Tindal, sec
retary of State when Tillman was gov
ernor, from 1890 to 1904, died in the
Columbia hospital at 4 o'clock this
morning from injuries he received at
midnight last night by falling from the
running board of a crowded street car
on Main street.
The body will be taken to his former
home in Clarendon county, this after
noon, the funeral to be held there to
morrow. Mr. Tindal was seventy-nine
years old. No one seems to know just
how the accident occurred.
Mr. Tindal was on his way home from
Clemson College, where he had been a
trustee for many years, to visit his
daughter, Mrs. E. G. Quattlebaum.
Dcalh of Mrs. ProffiU.
Cross Hill, May 27.- Mrs. Goo. W.
Proffitt, of this place, who was carried
to the hospital at Chester for treatment
on April 27th, died at that place last
Wednesday. A successful operation
was performed and Mrs. Proffitt was
thought to bo doing well, but other
complications set in with fatal rosults.
Her remains were brought to her home
at Cross Hill and from there carried to
Siloam Church in Greenwood County for
J. M. Lewis in Houston Post.
It is 10 o'clock
An' no unit ain't dug,
An' there ain't no joy
In the old brown jug.
An' there ain't no telfin'
How tired I be;
An' I'm noddin' here
With a derned ol' book,
When I ought to bo
In a bayou-crook,
Where the shadows are,
An sun-flecks fall
Like blobs o' gold,
And the wild birds call.
It is most too lato
For to go out now,
An' there ain't no bait
An' ir 'twant too late,
It seems to me
I'm too derned lazy?oh -
I'm goin' to sprawl
Here on the floor,
An' not give a thought
To the fish no more;
And sleep and dream,
Till Hie shadows fall,
That Pin Dahin' out
Where the wild birds call.
Yes, it seems to mo
That's the best way
For to spend a warm,
Old spring-time day;
Just lyin' around
The house lik? me ?
Oh, dern it all,
I'm a weary duck!
I s'pose I'm missin'
Some dandy luck
Where the fishes bite
An' the breezes blow,
But I'm goin' to sleep,
Oh ? hee?heigh?o!
R. F. D. ROUTES.
How Patrons May Aid Faithful Car
The following bits of advice are
gathered from exchanges and are
printed to aid rural route carriers:
You will be doing your carrier a great
favor if you stamp your mail before same
is put in box or use government stamped
envelopes with return on upper left
hand corner. This will guarantee de
livery or return of letter. If you should
happen to have stamps or stamped en
velopes wrap amount up in paper. Re
member that in cold weather that if the
money is put in the box loose the car
rier has to get off his gloves or mittens
to get hold of the loose pennies.
Always stamp upon the upper right
When addressing a letter to one who
i.< not a regular patron of a rural route
office, you should mark on the envelope
in whose care the letter or package
In addressing your letters do not
write above the middle of the envelope
as the address may be partly blurred by
the postmarking stamp.
In regard to boxes, help your carrier
by having a jjood one in a good easy
place to drive up to and always have
your mail ready.
If you who have visitors who arc ex
pecting mail, you should give the car
rier their names.
Any mail matter deposited in a box is
subject to ordinary postage rates.
Packages should be well wrapped and
securely tied, and all valuable letters
and packages should be registered.
The mail boxes are protected by the
government. Anyone tampering with
them should be reported at once to your
Don't let your neighbor hitch his
horse to your mail box post, so that
your carrier has to get out of his wagon
to put mail in.
Don't forget to clean snowdrifts from
Don't let your mail box post lean half
Don't set your box on your picket
fence. If you do don't blame the car
rier if he hubs your fence and tears off
a dozen or more pickets.
Don't put letters in the box and for
get to raise the flag.
Don't forget that the flag means
much to carriers in the way of saving
Don't forget to nail your box on the
post when your neighbor's cow rubs it
Don't forget to haul a few loads of
gravel and put around your box so that
the carrier can get out to your box with
out miring down.
Don't be afraid to meet your carrier
half a mile to get your mail (especially
where he has to retrace). He will more
than repay you when you get busy with
your crops. ?Spartanburg Journal.
An Over-Worked Cow.
The Darlington News prints the fol
"A story is going the lounds in Dar
lington that, there is an industrious ne
>rro in the county who has a cow which
he milks regularly at morning and at
night. That same cow ho ploughs till
noon, when he drives her to town with
a load of wood. In the afternoon he
ploughs again and at nightfall another
load of wood is hauled to town, at which
time the industrious farmer carries to
market a pound of butter that his in
dustrious wife has made from the cow's
milk. At night the industrious cow
grazes in the green forest nearby. And
thus the thing goes on from day to day.
Wc recommend neither the plan nor
the butter, but mention it simply as an
example of diversified industry.
There is cither an over-worked cow
or an extraordinary liar in Darlington -
we don't know which.
But if the story is true, wc would
suggest that the man should fasten the
churn between the plough handles.?
That would save his wife the trouble of
churning and the extra labor wouldn't
hurt the cow.- Anderson Daily Mail.
More Candidates File Pledges.
Columbia, May 24.?The following
candidates filed pledges with ('lum in.in
Jones today: Thos. G. McLeod for
lieutenant governor; G. L. Walker for
comptroller general; Senator B. R.
Tillman for United States senator; L,
M. Ragin for secretary of State; M. F,
Ansel for governor; J. II. V/harton for
railroad commissioner; Leroy F. You
mans for attorney general.
Wc have in stock a car load of ma
chine-made Fruit Jars, and our prices
are as low as they can bo bought any*
S. M. & Fi. H. Wilkes & Co,
See our line of Rofrigerators, Water
Coolers, Ice Cream Freezers and Fly
Traps before you buy.
S. M. &, E. II. Wilkes & Co.
DR. PELHAM'S WILL PROBATED.
Thornwell Orphanage Will Qet Most of
His Estate?Personal Bequests.
Asheville, May 24.?When the will of
the late Dr. J. Wardlaw Pelham, who
diet! recently hero and was interred in
Columbia, was today fded for pro
bate it was discovered that he left the
major portion of his estate, valued at
several thousand dollars, to Thornwell
Orphanage at Clinton. To Col. J. G.
Wardlaw of Yorkville, an executor,
$500 was bequathed and a like sum to
Miss Nannie W. Thornwell of Fort
Mill, the executrix. The sum of $1,200
was devised to erect a monument to
the deceased parents in Elmwood ceme
tery, ?uvl $300 to improve the burying
grouds there. A gold ring was be
queathed to Miss Jean Sullivan of Lau
ren8. Aside from these bequests all
property goes to the orphanage. The
deceased left an estate valued here at
$0,000 and had other property in South
Carolina. He was unmarried.?The
GRAND LOD0E K. OF P.
Meets in the City f Anderson Next
The annual sessions of the Grand
Lodge, Knights of Pyt. as, were held
in Sumter during the p st week, ad
journing Wednesday nigh lo meet next
year in the city of Anderso.
The election of officers i v another
year was held on Tuesday with the fol
M. Rutledge Rivers, of Charleston,
Mcndcl| L. Smith, of Camden, vice
L. S. Mattison, of Columbia, prelate.
J. H. Thornwell, of Fort Mill, keeper
of the records and seals.
Wilson G. Harvey, of Charleston,
grand master of the exchequer.
Dr. F. M. Lander of Williamston,
grand master at arms.
J. W. King, grand inner guard.
W. P. Moneyham,grand outer guard.
Good Time to Remember the Orphans.
As summer time comes on, the
thought of vacation fills every mind.
We are apt in our seeking after leisure
to forget that there are orphans to be
thought of and cared for. Ask the Su
perintendents of our orphan's homes
and without exception they will tell you
that the hardest time in the whole
year, is "the good old summer time."
Provisions get scarce and money a great
deal scarcer still. It is a splendid time
to remember the orphans then. When
the wheat crop comes in, send "sam
ples" to be tested by the palates of the
little people. The 200 pupils at the
Thornwell Orphanage could test several
hundred bushels of wheat, for the
neighboring mill makes the gift of
wheat as acceptable as flour. And as
for money, only $5.00 will care for a
little child for a whole month and there
are 200 little children to be cared for
here. Provisions can be sent to Thorn
well Orphanage, Clinton, S. C, and
money to Rev. Win. P. Jacobs, at the
A Few Don't.
There are lots of things that men
should not do. Here are a few that
have been jotted down by a Western
editor.The list is worth cutting out and
carrying around in your pocket-book:
Just plain don't.
Don't be reckless ?especially in your
Don't give to the Lord and then go
out and rob a widow.
Don't acquire the (borrowing habit, or
the day will come when you will run
out of friends.
Don't marry an indolent man ex
pecting him to brace up, or you may
have to take in washing to pay for the
Don't lay up everything for a rainy
day and go hungry through life. Be
sides, where you are going it may
Don't be so mean-minded that you
can see no good in a man. He may be
the first to loan you money in time of
Don't spread butter on both sides of
your bread just because you have $3 in
your pockets. An earthquake may come
along and shake the change out of
them.? Anderson Mail.
The thinker is never a "tinker,"
We never appreciate the value of a
pocket until there's a hole in it.
Never reply to a disagreeable letter
when you are suffering with the prickly
He is to be pitied who does not re
count with pleasure the pranks of his
The race is not always to the swift
it's the steady goer, who keeps his feet,
and wins out.
The poor fellow who has the. reputa
tion of being funny often has a serious
time in making good.
The agricultural "hoss trots" sug
gests tnc thought that a great many of
us "lose our heads" in fast company.
The boisterous individual seems to be
necessary. The base drum isn't musical
but it helps in the ensemble.
The world owes much to the smiling
face- not the smirk of deceit, but the
happy grin that bespeaks the joy?our
soul behind it.
Self-interest, as well as honorable
consideration for his patrons, should
impel tho dealer to sell and push the
best goods obtainable.
Boys arc afflicted with stoncbruises
to prepare them for tho lesser trials of
life. That's why the barefoot boy fig
ures so conspicuously in the world's
It's unfortunate that so many men
get vice and pleasure con founded. Some
forego plensure through fear of vice,
and others, worse still, pursue vice in
quest of pleasure.
Kocky Mountain Tea Nuggets
A Buty Medklne for Bu:y People.
Brines Qoldon Health and Renewed Vigor.
A ?ncclflo for Constipation. Indlijcstton, I,Ivor
nnd Kldnoy trouble*, Pimples, Kcicemn.. Impure
I Hood, Hud Hrnuth. filutrKlsh HoweU. Hendacbe
nnd HucUacbo. Its Hooky Mountnln Ton In tub
161 form. 86 co.nu n> box. Genuine mndo by
Hoi.mhtkr Vnvn Company. Mndison, Wla.
90LDEN NUGGETS FOR SALLOW PEOPLE
Still in the Lead With a Line of
That arc made SOLID OAK, beautifully finished,
with French plated mirrors. Has one drawer lined
to keep silver ware In? Our line consist of fifteen
different designs and styles, ranging in prices from
$12.00 to $60.00.
QUICKEST AND BEST ROUTE
To Savannah,Waycross, Jacksonville and
all Florida Points, via Charleston
and Western Carolina Railroad.
Arrive Jacksonville, 8:40 a. m.
Close connections made at Jackson
ville for all points South.
Round trip Winter Tourist Excursion
tickets to Florida points on sale.
GEO. T. BRYAN,
General Agent, Greenvill?, S. C.
C. H. Gasquc, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
Ernest Williams, G.F.A.. Augusta, Ga.
Dr. Chas. A. Ellett
(Jffiee, L,a\v Range.
1:60 p. m.
10:30 p. m.
2:50 a. m.
0:05 a. m.
Laurens, S. C.
and other DRUGS, and nervous
Charges more reasonable than othcr
ike institutions. $25.03 per week pays
for treatment, remedies and board.
Result absolutely the same.
L. G. COR BETT, M. D.
THE CAROLINA SANITARIUM,
Greenville, S. C.
Dr. g. c. albright,
Odice over Peoples Loan and Ex
change Bank, Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial. a. C. Todd.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun=
sellors at Law.
ISnlerpristi Hmk nnd Todd Ollico Bui
La u r en Si S. 0.
DK. CLIFTON JONES
OFFIGE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phono: Office No. 80; Residence 219.
j Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all Stale Courts.
Prompt attention given lo all business.
C.N. Si h. Railroad Co.
j Schedule in clVeet November 2UI( 1004 :
No. 52 No. 21 No. 85
PnssoriKor Mixet ox- Froiffht vx
Dnily COptSun- ccpt Sun
fl.v Columbia 11 10 a m 6 15 p m 1 00 a m
*r Nowbbrry 12 3G p m 7 05 p m 3 -IT. a ni
ar Clinton 1 22 p ni 8 15 p m 0 25 a m
1 .-u- Laurens 1 -12 p m 8 45 p >n 6 00 a in
No. 53 No. 22 No. 84
I I.v Laurona 2 02 p m 7 0(1 am 5 20 p m
1 ar Cinton 2 22 pm 7 30 a in 0 00 pin
ar N.>\vboi ry :< 10 p m 8 35 a m 7 05 p m
ar Cu/unil>ia 4 15 p ni 10 30 a m U 15 p in
C. II. GASOUK. AK?;nt.
Side and Back
arc still in the height of fashion, und
will also be 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 de
signs in Bracelets, Hat Tins, Cuff
Pins, Fobs and Crosses.
Give Us a Call Before
Beginning; Friday, Jane 1st,
id everything in this immense stock of $37,000 worth of Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Slippers,
Dry Goods, Millinery, Laces, Ribbons, Embroideries, Gents' Furnish! ^%s^ Shirts, Collars,
Cuffs, Neckwear, Hosiery, Hankerchiefs, and thousands of Notions am.^ "good old sum
mer time" wearing apparel that you are going to need for this su Himer. Come
buy now and SAVE MONEY.
RED IRON RACKET
is the store that always sells 15 to 20 per cent, less, and now this Special Cut-Pric? June S5?C sends
Two=Car Loads of Tin, Class and Crockery Ware
in BARGAIN BASEMENT goes into this Cut-Price Sale. Nothing reserved. Every
thing to go. Hurry up and avoid the rush!
Thirty Days Cut-Price Selling
IN THIS WONDERFUL DEPARTMENT STORE.
Red Iron Racket
J. C. Burns & Co., Originators of Low Prices.
Three Stores: Laurens, Greenwood and Spartanburg.