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Several Live School Topics
Up for Discussion.
SCHOOL BOND ISSUE.
Recommendation of the Grand Jury Re
lating to Placing Schools on
Cash Basis is Indorsed.
Last Saturday at noon the two Lau
rens County School Associations, the
County Teachers and School Improve
ment, held their regular monthly meet
ing at tho Graded School building. In
the absence of President Rice of the
Teachers' Association, Vice President
R. vV. Nash, County School Superinten
dent, presided and opened the meeting
of the teachers with an interesting ad
The first topic on the programme
"The New Idea of Discipline as Against
the Old," was discussed in a very forci
ble paper prepared by Miss Gena Henry
and read by Miss Bessie Hudgens. The
.subject was also discussed by Superin
tendent Nash and Prof. W. P. Culbert
"Gradation and Classification", the
next subject, was spoken toby Prof. L.
U. Elledge, Supt. R. A. Dobson, of the
City Schools, Prof. Culbertson of Mount
ville, and Supt. J. G. Colbert of Clin
"Geography in School," the i... 1
topic, was the subject of interesti
and instructive remarks by Profs. C l
bert, Culbertson and Dobson.
A feature of the meeting was the re
port by Miss Bessie Hudgens and Miss
Clara Wclborn of the annual meeting
of the State School Improvement As
sociation, recently held in Columbia and
attended by Misses Hudgens and Wel
born as delegates from Laurens.
On motion the meeting adopted a joint
resolution prepared by committees
representing both local associations, en
dorsing the recent report of the Grand
Jury in reference to its recommendation
that the Laurens delegation to the ben
eral Assembly secure the passage of a
bill authorizing the county to issue
bonds sufficient to pay past school in
debtedness und place the Laurens
schools on a cash basis.
THE SOCIAL SIDE.
At the conclusion of the business of
the meeting the members present of
associations were invited on behalf of
the Laurens Chamber of Commerce, to
repair to Gray's Hotel where a delight
ful dinner was served and much social
discourse enjoyed for an hour. It was
a very thoughtful and graceful act on
tho part of the Chamber of Commerce
of which Dr. IL K. Aiken is president,
and the members of the school associa
tions greatly appreciated the courtesy
and hospitality thus shown them.
Those present were: Misses Gena
Henry, Clara Welborn, Ella Copeland,
Naomi Seawright, Margurite Harley,
Ella Peterson, Bessie Hudgens, Pearle
Blakely, Fannie Sloan, Willie Gray
Harris, Lillie Armstrong, May Madden,
Madge Harris, Laura Barksdale, Ame
lia Kennedy, Helen Goggans, Lyl Adair;
Profs. R. A. Dodson, J. G Colbert, W.
C. Jones, J. D. Hunter, W. M. Nash,
W. P. Culbertson, L. D. Elledge, W. C.
Duncan, J. C. Anderson, and Supt.
Labor Law Unconstitutional.
The judiciary of tho State, sitting en
' banc, has declared unconstitutional the
labor contract law. This is in effect
the same decision rendered in the opin
ion of Judge Brawley of the federal
court several months ago, and puts an
end to any speculation as to the validity
of the ^statute.
The court was divided on the question
before it. The majority opinion was
written by Associate Justice Woods
and was concurred in by Chief Justice
Pope, Circuit Judges Watts, Gage,
Wilson, Gary and Memminger, as to
the general contents of the opinion,
and by Judge Dantssler as to the e
The minority opinion was written by
Associate Justice Jones, and was con
curred in by Circuit Judges Klugh,
Prince and Hydrick.
Associate Justice Gary filed a sepa
rate dissent, as follows: "I dissent on
the ground that the constitutionality of
the statute is not before the court on a
habeas corpus proceeding."
The case was argued today by Mr.
W. H. Parker of Charleston, represent
ing the Attorney General, and by Her
bert and Bennett, of Columbia, as at
torneys for Jack II. Oilman, the old
negro who was arrested for violation
of the labor contract law.
Tke decision of the court will be pub
li&hed in full later.
W. Ernest Lucas.
The distinction of having been the
leader in a fight which resulted in the
effecting of a saving of $300,000 an
nually to the cotton mill industry of
South Carolina was held by the la
mented W. Ernest Lucas, who died
suddenly in Philadelphia last Tuesday
morning. Ho made a splendid mark in
tho manufacturing business, nnd was
signally successful in his chosen busi
ness career. He leaves on the world
the impression of having done some
thing for the betterment of the things
with which he had to do, and that is a
worthy monument to perpetuate his
memory. Mr. Lucas*' death is deplored
by his friends, and his taking away is
regarded as a loss to the textile industry
Of the State.?Greenville News.
Mr. J. W. Copoland, of Statesville,
N. C, is in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Babb went to
Greenville last Wednesday.
Judge R. C. Watts has been in the
city for several day;
Col. Walter Hunt, of Newberry, was
in the city Monday night.
Mr. S. J. Simpson, of Spartanburg,
was in the city Monday.
Mr. R. J. Patterson, of Lanford Sta
tion, was in the city Monday.
Mr. C. C. Bailey, of Clinton, was in
the city Tuesday.
Mr. J. W. Taylor was in town Mon
day from Princeton.
.. Rev. W. E. Thayer, pastor of the
First Baptist church, spent a few
days in Columbia d uring the past week.
Miss Fronde Kennedy, superintendent
of the Thornwell College for Orphans,
spent Saturday in the city.
Miss Lula Taylor, of Princeton, is
spending this week with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Babb spent a
few days in Greenville last week, the
guests of Mr. C. L. Babb.
Mftssrs B. F. and Posey Copeland,
merchants of Renno, were in the city
yesterday, attending Court of Common
Lon J. Beauchamp, the noted humor
ist and lecturer, will be at the city
opera house Thursday evening, January
30, under local Lyceum management.
Mr. Archie Adams of THE Adver
tiser is at his home in Greenville this
week suffering from an attack of ton
' Mr. W. W. Holland, the well known
; newspaper manager of Spartanburg
was in the city yesterday afternoon in
the interest of The Herald with which
he has been connected for several
Last Week of Mill End Sale.
This is the last week of the great sale
at Davis-Roper Company's. The last
day will be next Saturday the 26th.
Therefore, let everybody get in line for
bargains this week. It is a great op
portunity to buy your summer wardrobe
for about half what it will cost you
later. Elegant coat suits too?the lat
est in cut and material, are going for a
song. Look before it is too late.
Daughters of the Confederacy.
A small but pleasant meeting of the
Daughters of the Confederacy was held
in the parlors of Gray's Hotel Monday
afternoon, to observe the birthdays of
Robert E. Leo and Stonewall Jackson.
Mrs. C. C. Featherstone and Mrs. J. S.
Bennett read interesting papers bear
ing upon the lives of these great Con
The Chapter will meet on the after
noon of, the first Monday in February
with Mrs. Capers Hellams.
Presiding Elder W. W, Duncan.
The Rev. W. M. Duncan, of Green
ville, the newly appointed presiding el
der of the Greenville district, which in
cludes Laurens, Clinton and other
churches in this county, paid Laurens
his first official visit last Satin day and
Sunday. On Saturday evening Mr. Dun
can presided over the first regular quar
terly conference of the First church,
and on Sunday morning he occupied the
pulpit, delivering an eloquent and in
lilliuaii on Dispensaries for Washiugtod.
Washington, January 14. ? In a 00
minutc speech here tonight, before an
audience of about fifteen hundred peo
ple, which had gathered to hear him
speak on prohibition in the District of
Columbia, Senator Tillman strongly ad
vocated the abolishment of seven hun
dred saloons now licensed here, and the
substitution of a dispensary system
similar to that in operation in many of
the counties in South Carolina at this
A large part of Senator Tillman 's
speech was taken up in reviowin g th
situation in South Carolina from 1893,
the time when the State dispensary law
went into effect, until last year, when
by legislative enactment it went out of
He said that at the election held at
the beginning of his second term as
governor of South Carolina, 35,000 peo
ple voted for prohibition and 25,000 for
no prohibition, and that at least 25,000
or 30,000 did not vote on the question at
all, and that, as ho did not consider
that a fair show of strength on the
question, he had the Legislature pass
the dispensary law. This law he upheld
in all of ita details until just before it
was abolished, when the people sent
'"lying and dishonest representatives to
the Legislature, and the administration
of the dispensary's affairs became full
of dishonesty and mismanagement."
In forcing the Legislature to give
him a dispens.u ' law Senator Tillman
said that, although 35,000 people had
voted for prohibition, he doubted their
loyalty to him and their real determina
tion to uphold him as governor in en
Senator Tillman paid his respects to
the newspapers of the State, the drug
gists, some of the preachers, and to
those who had opposed the establish
ment of the dispensary, and who fought
for its death, in characteristic lan
He told the people who attended the
meeting what the present law is doing
to curtail drinking in South" Carolina,
and said that, if they could not' get ac
tual prohibition, they might adopt the
dispensary plan - having been convinced
after sixteen or more years of actual
observation that it was the best and
most practicable solution of the liquor
problem.? News and Courier.
Wo don't believe that we have any
names on our list who do not expect to
pay for their paper, but tho U. S. pos
tal laws say that it must bo done before
Rev. W. E. Thayer Preaches Sermon
Sunday Evening for Annual Meeting of
Helping Hand Circle.
On Sunday evening last the annual
praise service of Helping Hand Circle
of the Kings Daughters was held at the
First Baptist church. The service was
largely attended and much enjoyed by
The sermon of the occasion was
preached by the Rev. William E. Thayer,
pastor of the First church who, in his
usual eloquent and convincing style,
delivered a very thoughtful and helpful
Tho collection will be applied to the
local purposes of the Circle.
SULLY IN COTTON AGAIN.
And He's Bullish, He Says, Extremely
Daniel J. Sully, now in the soap~busi
ness, but for a short period previous to
his failure for more than ?3,000,000 in
March, 1904, known as the "cotton
king," is back in the cotton market.
His arrival yesterday was heralded by
much noise ?not all of it rejoicing.
"Yes, he is back," said Mr. Carpen
ter cheerfully, "and he is very, very
bullish. Mr. Carpenter is of the cotton
brokerage firm of Carpenter, Baggott
& Co., who are going to transact Mr.
Sully's business for him.
".Yes, I'm back," said Mr. Sully,
with the utmost good humor, "and 1
am extremely bullish extremely "bull
ish, indeed. I represent a group of
prominent moneyed men who are very
optimistic on the general financial situa
tion. They have come to me for ad
vice, and 1 am giving it to them. Now,
when I say 'giving in to them' jilea.se
do not misunderstand me. This is not
one of my pools."
"Mr. Sully went through the bank
ruptcy courts and everything was fet
tled legally," said Mr. Carpenter, "and
if he wants to do some trading now as
a private individual, has money and
keeps his margin good, that's all there
is to it. The brokers made more
money on commissions in Sully's days
than in all the rest of their fives."
CONTRACT LABOR LAW.
Meeting of Farmers of Legislature Held
to Discuss Bill,
In accordance with resolutions intro
duced by Mr. Wade, of Aiken county,
and adopted by the House of Represen
tatives yesterday, a large number of
the farmer members of the Legislature
and others interested in agriculture
met in the Speaker's room last night
to discuss the agricultural contract
situation as affected by Judge Braw
ley's decision, and to devise proper
On motion, Mr. R. J. Wade was
made chairman and Mr. W. H. Yeldell
secretary. Great interest was mani
fested and interesting speeches were
made by Messrs. Alan Johnstone, John
Harrison, Dr. Wyche, B. B. Sellers, J.
L. Wiggins, T. P. Cothran and others.
On motion by Dr. Wyche a committee
of six, with Mr. Wade as chairman,
was appointed, whose duty it shall bo
to gather all the information possible,
call to their assistance the best legal
talent in the legislature and draft a
bill which, when enacted into law, will
relieve the situation and give to the
farmers of the State an agricultural
contract that will stand the tests of
Dodson-Edwards Drug Company.
Dr. Brooks Sullivan has purchased
the stock in the Dodson-Edwards Drug
Company of this city, owned by the es
tate of the late Dr. Edwards, and will,
after next Monday, be associated per
manently with this popular drug estab
lishment where he will be glad to see
his numerous friends. Dr. Sullivan
graduated last Juno in pharmacy at the
University of Maryland.
THE FUNERAL OF MR. LUCAS.
Took Place in Spartanburg and was At*
tended by Large Laurens Party.
The funeral service of Mr. W. E.
Lucas, whose death occurred in Phila
delphia, was held in the Church of the
Advent at Spartanburg last Wednesday
afternoon, the Rev. W. S. Holmes of
Orangeburg and the Rev. J. M. Magru
der, Rector of the Spartanburg Episco
pal church, officiating. At tho conclu
sion of the church service, which in
cluded a brief address by Mr. W. W.
Ball in which he paid a beautiful tribute
to the memory of the deceased, the in
terment followed in the church yard,
the following acting as pall bearers: W.
W. Ball of Charleston, J. E. Sirrinc
and J. W. Norwood of Greenville, M.
L. Copeland and J. D. Watts of Lau
rens, Aug. W. Smith and Warren Du
Pre of Spartanburg, and Alex. Long of
Rock Hill. Honorary: Major W. A.
Watts and O. H. Simmons of Laurens,
W. P. Dargan of Darlington, W. M.
Bird of Charleston, A. G. Rembert and
E. P. Matthews of Spartanburg.
A party of about seventy-five, includ
ing the local directors of the Watts
mills, the various bosses, office men and
store managers, attended the funeral.
During the hour of the funeral cere
monies all the stores in Laurens were
closed out of respect to the memory of
the distinguished deceased.
EULOGISTIC REMARKS MY MR. HALL.
The following nojjcc of Mr. W. W.
Ball s remarks at the funeral service of
Mr. Lucas is taken from The Spartan
"Seldom if ever baa there been a
more beautiful tribute paid the memory
of a departed friend than that paid to
the memory of W. Ernest Lucas by W.
W. Ball, of Charleston, editorial writer
of the News and Courier, at the funeral
services of Mr. Lucas held at the
Church of the Advent Wednesday af
ternoon. The tribute beautiful in its
simplicity of words, sincere in its ex
pression, given utterance from the
heart of a man, who for many years
lived in the same house with the deceas
ed and knew him for his real worth and
"Mr. Ball came to Spartanburg to
serve as one of the pall hearers 01 his
friend and ass eiatc and it was his pleas
ure to pay tribute to the memory of the
man whom he knew and loved so well.
"In speaking of Mr. Lucas Mr. Bail
told of his faithfulness to his friend's
stewardship to the interests he repre
sented; his social life, which he said
was clean and pure and that he had
never known him to utter unclean
speech. Mr. Ball said that he lived in
the same iiouse with Mr. Lucas for
three or four years and during all that
time he had never heard him relate a
3uestionable joke or impure speech. He
welt particularly upon Mr. Lucas'
stewardship to his business interests
and his great loyalty to his friends.
The last message he received from Mr.
Lucas was a request that he look after
"The address by Mr. Ball was as
touching as it was beautiful and during
his remarks many toar-dimmod eyes
were seen among the hundreds of peo
ROBBED IN SPARTANBURG.
Dr. Sexton, Son of Captain F. M. Sex
ton, Has Rough Experience.
Spartanburg. January 15. Dr. W. G.
Sexton, a prominent physician of this
city, had a desperate encounter early
this morning with two robbers, who
finally overpowered him and robbed
him of twenty dollars. The doctor
went to his barn to look after the feed
ing of his horses, when ho was ap
proached from behind by two men, one
of whom threw a sack over his head,
while the other went through his pock
ets. Dr. Sexton fought desperately,
though he was extremely weak, having
just recovered from a recent operation.
Dr. Sexton was discovered on the floor
of the barn in an unconscious condition
by his wife, who went to investigate
the cause of her husband's long ab
sence from the house.
B. L. Jones has bought a lot on th
corner of Johnslone and Nance streets
from G. P. Long and has given th
contract for a nice residence to Con
j tractor C. C. Davis. It will face John
I stone street.?Newberry Observer.
EXAMINATION OF OFFICERS.
Recently Elected Militiamen, Including
Lieut. Nash, Before the Board.
The following notice of tho meeting
of the special examining board of the
Second Battalion, National Guard of
South Carolina, is taken from the
Greenville News of the lGth inst.:
"The board appointed to examine
several newly-elected officers of com
panies of the State militia met in this
city yesterday. This board, which con
sists of Major E. M. Blythe, of this
city; Captain O. . Babb of the Trayn
ham Guards, Laurens; and Captain S.
J. Nichols of the Spartanburg com
pany, is required to examine every
newly-elected officer before he is given
"There were four men to be exam
ined yesterday: Captain R. F. Watson
of Blythe Rifles, recently elected to
succeed Captain Gowcr; First Lieuten
ant John T. Rhett of the Hampton
Guards, of Spartanburg, recently pro
moted from second lieutenant: C. T.
Lanham, recently elected second lieu
tenant of the Hampton Guards; Dr. L.
O. Mauldin, recently elected second
lieutenant of Blythe Hilles; and M. L.
Nash, recently elected second lieuten
ant of the Laurens company.
"While nothing was given out by the
examining board, it is generally thought
that all of the men passed their exami
nations and will receive their commis
sions. Captain Nicholls of the examin
ing board, was absent, being in attend*
ance upon the Legislature."
Has Been Organized With Nine Laurens
Boys as Members.
A special to the News and Courier
from WofTord College says:
What is probably the first county
club ever organized at Wofford was or
ganized one night last week. The nine
boys from Laurens county met and or
ganized what is to be known hereafter
as "The Laurens County Club." The
boys composing this club aro typical
Laurens county boys, as will be seen
from th< notto which they have adopt
ed for their new organization. It runs
"Don't forgot that you were born in
Laurens county, reared in Laurens
county, and above all that Laurers
county expecte of you the best that
you can give in return for that which
she has bestowed upon you ?tho privi
lege of being called 'a Laurens county
The names of the boys composing
this new county club are: Of the senior
class, J. Archie Willis, Grovcr C. Pe
terson, W. B. Garrett, Jr., and B. B.
Patterson; junior class, W. C. Curry,
Jr., of the sophomore class, Albert
Dial, W. II. Davidson, J. O. Merritt
and A F. Mitchell.
SOLICITOR COOPER'S REPORT.
During the Year 298 Cases Were Dis
posed of in Circuit.
The annual report of Solicitor R. A.
Cooper as submitted to the Attorney
General shows that during the year
ended December 8i, 1907, the total
number of cases docketed in this the
Eighth Judicial Circuit was 208. Of
this number 237 were t ried and 61 were
discontinued or otherwise settled. Of
the cases tried 16'J convictions were se
cured, and68 resulted in acquittals.
By counties the following disposition
of murder cases is shown:
Abbeville ? Convicted of manslaugh
ter 2, acquittnls 5.
Greenwood Convicted of murder and
sentenced to death 1. convicted of man
slaughter 1, acquittals 1, mistrials 1.
Laurens- Convicted of murder with
recommendation to mercy 6, convicted
of manslaughter 7, acquittals 14, mis
Newberry Convicted of murder wit!
recommendation 1, convicted of man
slaughter 4, acquittals 5.
Saluda?Convicted with recommenda
tion to mercy 2, manslaughter 4, ac
quittals 2, mistrials 2.
GIVES HIMSELF UP.
Anderson County Man Who Escaped Jail
and for Whom Large Reward
Anderson, Jan. 20.?Allen Emerson,
white, who killed Thomas F. Drake
here in August, 1906, and who was given
a life sentence later and who escaped
from jail here while the case was being
appealed to the supreme court, has re
turned and has surrendered to Sheriff
Green.. He has been taken to the pen
itentiary at Columbia.
Drake found Emerson in a compro
mising position with Mrs. Dell Bailey,
Mr. Drake's daughter, and several shots
were tired and Drake was killed. Em
Emerson was a convict guard and
at one time street overseer. Drake was
one of the most prominent Anderson
people. Rewards aggregating $1,100
were offered by the sheriff, governor
and Drake family.
Emerson surrendered to Constable
Adams in Abbeville county on Saturday
night, stating that he would go to
Sheriff Green's with him, provided
Adams would not claim the reward.
Adams and Emerson drove through this
city yesterday afternoon and stopped at
Sheriff Green's house. Emerson was
brought to jail early this morning.
In the presence of twenty-five citi
zens, Emerson showed how he made a
key to fit the cell. He said he stole a
piece of solder from a plumber while
the plumber was working on the jail
sewerage. Emerson said he left the
jail at one o'clock on the morning of
August 21, five months ago tomorrow,
lie has been down with typhoid fever
since, but looks hale and hearty now
and says he has been well cared for.
He says he will never tell where he
spent the last live months.
He says that he returned to exoner.
ate Sheriff Green and Jailor Cochran.
lie saw in the papers where people
were censuring them for his escape.
Sheriff Green, Constable Adams and
Emerson left here for Columbia this
morning for the penitentiary. It was
Emerson's wish that he be carried there
Miss Wilson Addresses the Ladies.
Miss Rebecca Wilson, of Sumter, S.
C., who has spent eight years of her
life as a missionary in China, is in the
city, the guest of Mrs. J. O. C. Flem
ing. The members of the Women's
Missionary Society of the First Presby
terian church enjoyed the privilege of
meeting Miss Wilson in Mrs. Fleming'a
parlor Monday afternoon. Miss Wilson
spoke Of her work in China in a most
interesting way, and exhibited a num
ber of interesting curios. The ladies
of the missionary society of the Pres
byterian church support a little girl in
China, and Miss Wilson knows person
ally this little girl, who is being edu
cated and brought up in the teachings
of Christianity, by means of money
contributed by Christian women in this
city. This fact lent an added interest
to Miss Wilson's description of condi
tions which confront the missionary.
At \\:'M yesterday afternoon she
spoke again. On this occasion all the
ladies and children of the city were in
vited to hear her at the First Presby
Miss Wilson is a woman of superior
education and culture, as well of high
consecration, and her visit to Laurens
was greatly enjoyed, and was felt to
be of real benefit by all who had the
pleasure of hearing her speak.
Enterprise bank Meeting.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Enterprise Hank, held at 11 o'clock
yesterday morning, the old hoard of di
rectors was unanimously re-elected, as
follows-; R. L. Walker', S. M. Wilkes,
C. E. Kennedy, M. J. Owings. J. W.
Copeland, R. L. Gray, W. J. Fleming,
N. H. Dial and C. 1*1. Roper. At the
meeting of directors, which followed,
Mr. N. H. Dial was re-elected presi
dent; Mr. i'. II. Roper, cashier; and I..
(}. Halle, Jr., assistant cashier.
J. E. Minter & Bro's. |
Great Red Tag Sale j
STILL IN FULL BLAST |
See the new arrivals in waist goods, in barred Muslin and j
Stripes, 15c 20c, 25c and 35c per yard. J
Be sure to visit us this week if you want to get some wonder- j
ful bargains, as sale will soon close. |
J. E. Minter & Bro. I
? LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. ?
Mrs. Clarence Hix and children, of
Clinton, are visiting in the city.
Mr. Ernest Huff, of Greenville, spent
Sunday in the city.
Mrs. Robert Adam3, of Clinton, vis
ited Mrs. E. H. Wilkes a few days last
Miss Madge Harris spent Saturday
in the city with her sister, Miss Willie
Miss Annie Jameson has returned to
her home in Union, after spending a
few days with Miss Mary Toad.
Mr. Gus Simmons and Miss Grace
Simmons attended the funeral of Mrs.
C. F. Simmons, in Greenwood, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson of Gray
Court spent Sunday in the city with
Mrs. Dillard Jacobs and Mrs. Emma
Richardson, of Clinton, spent Sunday
in the city with Miss Pauline Ander
Mrs. J. II. Teague haa returned
from Mountville, afer spending several
weeks with her father, Mr. Cal Fuller,
who has been critically ill.
Lon J. Beauchamp, the noted humor
ist and lecturer, will be at the city
opera house Thursday evening, January
'M, under local Lyceum management.
The condition Monday and Tuesday of
Mrs. Toccoa Irby Wilson, who has
been ill for several months, was ex
tremely critical with no apparent change
for the better up to a late hour last
TO EXTEND MAIL DELIVERY.
Dill Recently Introduced Would Benefit
Many Small Towns.
A dispatch from Washington says:
A bill was introduced by Senator Lati
mor today which, if passed, will mean
much to many towns in South Carolina
having a population of from six to
seven thousand inhabitants. The bill
changes the present law with respect
to the inauguration of free city mail
delivery. At present no city doing an
annual business of less than $10,000 can
receive the benefits of free delivery,
but if the bill which has just been in
troduced passes, it will only be neces
sary for a business of $5,000 to be done
each year to permit of freo delivery
In South Carolina tho following are
some of the towns that would probably
be affected'; Abbeville, Greenwood,
Newberry, Aikcn, liarnwell, Beaufort,
Orangeburg, Georgetown, Darlington,
Bennettsville, Cheraw, Kock Hill, Sum
ter, Bishopville, Marion, Cheater, Galf
ney, Union and Laurens. In some of
these free delivery has been authorized,
but this list shows principally the places
that would feel tho benefit of the
Another part of the same bill makes
provision for towns doing less than a
$?,000 business each year to receive
the benefits of rural free delivery. It
is provided that persons who might
wish their mail delivered could place
mail boxes along the street or road
where the rural earners go, and mail
would be left in them. At present pa
trons of offices in small towns are
forced to go or send to the different
offices, while those living several miles
in the country have their mail delivered
It is estimated that the benefit to
South Carolina from a financial stand
point alone by the passage of this bill
would lie not less than $25,000 a year,
as it would probably be necessary to
appoint fifty additional letter carriers,
and they would receive about $700 per
Southern Cotton Association.
Attention, friends of the Southern
Cotton Association! The time for re
organization under the new constitu
tion has arrived. Under the call of our
State president , Hon. E. D. Smith, you
are earnestly requested to revive your
primary club organizations and elect at
the earliest day convenient delegates
to the county convention to moet at
Laurens on February 3 (Salesday),
which convention will elect delegates
to the State convention, to assemble at
Columbia on the fifth day of February
next. The State convention will elect
delegates to the national convontion, to
meet at Dallas, Toxas, on February
19. It is considered that thia meet
ing of the State convention will be the
rpost important we have ever held. The
railroads aro giving reduced rates. The
light is still on. We havo not yet
reached the point of being able to price
our own cotton. The gamblers and
their quotations still rule the markets.
But we have lifted the price of cotton
from 6 or 8 cents to over 12 cents, and
those of us who could hold aro reaching
for 15 cents, the reasonable price un
der present trade conditions* Wo are
determined to stay in the fight, with
no thought of surrendering to the spec
ulators of the New York Exchange and
their allies. A. C. FULLER,
President Cotton Association, Laurens
Miss May Smith, df Gray Court, and
Mr. H. Jeff Armstrong, of thia city,
were united in marriage at tho Metho
dist church, tho ceremony being per
formed by Rev. John D. Crout, last
Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Armstrong
holds a salesman's position with Mr. J.
L. Hopkins, and he and hja bride are
at home to their frjoiids at the Barre
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J. A. M'CULLOUGH
FOR U. S. SENATE
Greenville Lawyer Has
SOME OF HIS VIEWS.
In His Platform Many Issues are Dis.
cussed, Including State Rights
and Immigration. \
Greenville, Jnn. 20. ? Hon Joseph A.
McCullough, a 'prominent lawyer of
this city, today announced that he
would be a candidate ? for the United
States Senate to succeed A. C. La ti
Mr. McCullough in his announcement,
stated his views on some of the leading
questions of the day. He favors a cen
tral government bank and says that he
believes that the constitution is a rem
edy for any trouble that might %arise.
He explained his position on immigra
tion, saying that he believes in restric
ted immigration. He longs for a re
turn to the old Calhoun and Jeiferson
Dpmocracy and his slogan is "Back to
PAKT OF IIIS PLATFORM*
"I believe that the national legis laturo
should deal only with national ques
tions. T am in favor of guarding es
pecially at the present time with jeal
ous care the rights of the States and
would stubbornly resist any encroach
ment upon these rights; and T believe
that such questions as 'divorce,' 'in
surance,' 'factory inspection laws' and
the laws concerning the 'relationship of
master and servant' which engage so
much of the time and attention of our
national legislators, should be relegated!
to the State legislatures for considera
"I believe in the right of the State
to adopt its own domestic policy con
cerning all matters of whjch the fed
eral government has no jurisdiction
without outside interference, and 1 be
lieve the federal government's laws
should not practically nullify the wishes
of the people concerning such local
matters, (prohibition, for instance) by
permitting, under the guise of regulat
ing commerce, that which the State
"1 regard the rights of the State so
sacred that I oppose bartering them
away for a moss of federal pottage.
"I believe in the right of the indi
vidual to earn his bread by the sweat
of his brow, and I favor those laws that
guarantee to him a just recompense for
the labor expended.
"I believe that it is the function of
government to issue money, and for
that reason favor the establishment of
a central national bank, whose prov
ince it will he to protect other banks
against the disasters produced by
panic-stricken depositors, and come to
the relief of any community in case of
a stringency in the money market.
"I believe in peace universal peace
?and favor arbitration as a settlement
of all questions, both international and
intranational, in so far as the federal
constitution permits. This 1 deem to
be essential to the preservation of the
nation. I am opposed to war and be
lieve that the command of God, 'Thou
shalt not kill,' should apply to the na
tion as well as to the individual. I be
lieve that the measure of a people's
power should not be their ability to
slaughter their fellow-men.
"In making this campaign, I do not
intend to spend 'barrels of money.'
even for legitimate purposes, as it has
been suggested that a candidate for the
United States Senate must do to be
elected. I will not do this for two rea
sons. In the first place 1 haven't it to
spend, and in the socond place 1 think
it more important to the State that the
individual should exercise his honest,
conscientious judgment without any
sort of influence or undue persuasion,
after investigating as thoroughly as he
can the capacity and qualifications of
the various candidates than that 1 or
anybody else, should occupy a seat in
the United States Senate. If it has
como to this in South Carolina that it
requires the expenditure of a large
sum of money for one to be
elected to the United States Senate,
the sooner the fact is demonstrated to
the satisfaction of the people tho bet
"I will not flood tho votcr.s of tho
State with letters and literature of all
sorts. Of eour.se, 1 want your support,
if, after investigation, you feel thai,
you can conscientiously give it to me.
That is what I am running for.
"I have great confidence in the ulti
mate judgment of the people as to all
matters submitted to them, and al
though, as a circuit jud^e once said in
reference to our jury system, they
sometimes shoot with a 'wabbling gun'
nine cases out of ten they hit the bull's
"In conclusion, I believe that vou will
extend to each and every one of us who
may enter tho contest, that courtesy
which Benjamin Franklin once suggest
ed in a letter introducing an unknown
person to another equally as unknown:
'Do him all tho good offices and show
him all tho favor that on further ac
quaintance you will find him to deserve.'
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and it has never failed to cure any sore,
boil, ulcer or burn to which" it was ap
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bill," aays A. P. Hardy, of East Wil
ton, Maine. 25c at Laurens Drug Co.
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