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LAURENS, S. C, MAY 27. 190?.
Language, they say, is the vohicle of
thought: an empty wagon makes a won
derfid lot of noise.
Think of it $11,000 spent for liquor
in this county during one month, and
that not a good whiskey drinking month
? Laurcns county ranks fifth amongthe
counties in the amount of whiskey sold
by tho dispensary in April. The order
is: Charleston, Richland, Aikcn, Or
angoburg and Laurcns. That's the
South Carolina's little messenger-boy
delegates have their instructions now:
let them be good.
It seems a pity for men of the Thos.
It. Waring typo to bo fettered with in
structions. They must feel their small
Seemingly, South Carolina has no
men who possess the force and integrity
Of character worthy of trust.
But we cannot SO believe; the State
Convention was just wrought up into a
Bryan fever - the cooling-oil' will come
The State Convention endorsed Bryan
but repudiated Bryan's stnunchest
friend in South Carolina. While on the
face of it, this appear strange it is no
riddle; the reason dates away back.
Factionalism is not dead -more's the
One wise act of the State Convention
was its refusal to meddle with the
Clemson trouble, although there were
a number who strongly advocated so
The new postoflico building lor Lau?
ens will be hut another boost to the
already powerful building boom in our
city, in a few short years this place
will he a great city.
Col. IL II. Wall.ins. one of the dele
gates at huge to Denver, is a Laurcns
county man. No Laurcns county man
of such worth and ability needs in
structions how to act and vole. It's a
Preachers in politics! For the sake
of pure decency and a high standard of
morality let's have them. The intro
duction of a little rollgion in politic.
COUld certainly do no harm. Instead it
should tend lo elevate.
Now there arc some good men who
still believe in the dispensary; with
these we disagree and hope before the
election they will be convinced that the
dispensary is not a good thing for Lau
'I'lie revenues derived from the sale of
whiskey is one of the arguments set
forward for the retention of the dis
pensary. But from whom does this
rovenue come.' From the class least
able to pay it. As an economical prop
osition the dispensary is detrimental to
the welfare of our people.
The way some people impute base
motives to the actions of good and hon
orable men is deplorable, but significant.
While we have not the least objection
to receiving mir $50,000 for a post office,
and for which we thank Congressman
Johnson, still it must, be admitted that
In these days the common conception of
the duties and privileges of Southern
congressmen is that they must be good
rnoncy-gotters. This state of public
sentiment has two causes: first, in the
congressmen and those who are seeking
the office in that they lay special om?
phasis upon this fcaturo of congres
sional duty; and second, in th ? people
themselves who know very little of the
great work of law making and care
much less; tin y endorse the man who
can get them the biggest slice of "Fed
The recent State Democrat ic conven
tion evidenced the existence still in our
State of that spirit of factionalism
which until eradicated will continue to
work damage upon our body politic.
The defeat of Editor William E. Qon
/ales was to all appearances a piece of
spite work, actuated by motives of per
sonal enmity. Such business as this is
never practiced by statesmen and men
who have the public weal at heart.
This applies not to the more defeat of
Mr. Gonzales, hut to the motives im
The prohibitionists claim they were
defrauded in the last election here; it
is up to thorn to prevent fraudulent
met hods this lime. There are men of
brains hi the anti-dispensary ranks; let
them sleep with one eye open.
The old ami original argument is that
the dispensary is the best solution of
tho whiskey problem. "Am I my
brother's keeper?" Yes! Then will
we by law and statute place before a
weak brother the instrument of his (le
People who contend that preachers
have no business in politics evidently
cannot see the ridiculousness of their
contention. They say that the holy
garments of the ministry should not be
allowed to touch the filth of politics,
little thinking that they argue the in
elllcacy ami incffcctualness of the good
over evil: an ethical proposition false
on the face of it.
Politics will continue to be dirty until
strong' men of high moral character and
power get to work and raise the stan
It' the prohibitionists expect to win
in I.aureus county this Fall they will
have to work. Thorough organization
is their only hope; as thorough as the
The New and Courier's sarcasm in
the cry of "Bryan and Please, the
Busy, Busy B's," ill becomes the dig
nity which has thus far characterized
that paper's policy in the light against
The South Carolina Democratic con
vent ion has met and adjourned. Dele
gates were elected to the National con
vention at Denver and were instructed
to cast their ballots for William Jen
nings Bryan as the Democratic nomi
nee for president first, last and all the
time. This, we firmly believed, would
happen, judging from the representa
tion sent up by the various counties.
We expected the convention to go for
Bryan and for the delegates to be so
instructed. Ono feature, however, was
unexpected, the fact that the opposi
tion to Bryan bail no voice whatever,
oven in the slightest degree.
The absorbing business of the con
vention wa ? ' election of delegates,
and it was ?oro the fight was made.
Clever manipulation and ingenious tac
tics wore successful in the election of
some of the delegates. For instance,
tin; election of Senator Frank B. Gary
was effected through coupling his name
with that of Senator 1}. R, Tillman and
submitting them together to tho con
vention. We do not say that Senator
Gary could not have been elected with
out this, but we do say that he cannot
ho elected to any State office by the
people: at least he has been defeated
many times. Mut this is neither here
nor there; it is all in the great game of
The matter of most interest in the
recent convention was the candidacy
and defeat of Bditor W. F. Gonzales
of tho Columbia state. In another
paragraph we note one cause of his de
feat, the old grudge, namely, the re
sentment toward him by the Tillman
itos for his opposition in past years.
Hut this, W< believe, is only one of the
reasons. During the prolonged news
paper light bid ween The State and The
N .. ; and Courier over instructions Mr.
(hu '.ales, in a way, appealed to Sena
tor Tillman and his crowd. This fact
und ubtcdly turned away some of the
erstwhile Gonzales and anti-Tillman
men. Gonzales' own crowd forsook
him after the appeal to the Tillman
Still another matter that had some
weight is the claim by some that. Mr.
Gonzales Is trying to run the State of
South Carolina in so far as the manage
ment of its political affairs is con
cerned. As t ? the merits or demerits
of thi.; claim we have nothing to say;
but wo think il figured in tho editor's
And there was ono Other matter
worthy of note. The largest and
strongest vote against Mr. Coir/ales
appeared to come from the territory
where The News and Courier is espe
cially .- t rong, Tho significance of this,
we believe, is based somewhat on Mr.
Gonzales' appeal to the Tillman ele
ment. The News and Courier pursued
consistent policy throughout the fight
and its friends repudiated the editor of
Tho State although many of them were
BryanitCS. So while the convention
wa i for Bryan it rejected Bryan's
smart persistent advocate.
Prohibition Por l.mirens.
Editor Honey, of the Laurens Adver
tiser, has taken d firm stand against
the liquor traffic. We knew he would.
We predict a victory for prohibition
in that county at the next election upon
the whiskey question. Union Times.
We have just received a solid car
load of Chairs and Kocker.s consisting
of the best values ever offered at the
prices we are asking for them.
S. M. & F. H. Wilkcs & Co.
Mosquito /.i ts and Bars for wood and
iron beds al i
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"A number of June bridegrooms are
busy these days getting their affairs in
Shape for the wedding festivities, "says
a contemporary. Usually it is not the
bridegrooms who are concerned about
getting affairs in "shape."?The State.
High, Swift Society.
Mrs. B. Mare and the Misses Road
ster, of New York, the Messrs. Coal
Black and Miss Fleet Runner, of At
lanta, Mr. 11. .lumper and the Misses
Jumper. Mr. and Mrs. Roan, of Ashe
ville, are entertaining a large party at
the park this afternoon.?Exchange.
To Make a Merry Widow Hat.
Take one bicycle wheel. Superim
pose on the hub one deep granite sauce
pan, first snapping off the handle with
Stitch on cover of wine-colored vel
vet from your scason-bofore-last's coat
But on a three-inch binding around
brim of canary colored taffeta silk from
your great grandmother's party dress.
Rip nineteen yards of box niching olf
your shirtwaist box and wind about Un
crown and add a feather duster or two.
A soup ladle and a joint fork will
give a jaunty effect if used as hat pins.
?Johnston News-Muni tor.
Laurens has just recently had an elec
tion to increase the salary of its mayor
from $250, which it has been paying up
to this time, to $600 per year. If the
increase in salary is evidence of growth
1,aureus must be developing, but this
suggests the thought that compared
with Union, I.aureus must be a very
.'mall place, for Union has been paying
its mayor $(501) for six years. Union
A Baptist preacher in I,aureus says
he would discipline any member of his
congregation who will vote for the dis
pensary. He did not make any threat
to discipline any of his members for
drinking whiskey. The light seems to
he against the dispensary and not
against the use of liquor. ? Abbeville
The Laurcns Advertiser.
The Laurens Advertiser, under the
hand of the new editor, Mr. S. E.
Boney, is ranking among the best
county papers in the State. The me
chanical work has been greatly im
proved recently also. Another thing:
The Advertiser has worked off all the
front pagO advertisements. That alone
helps the appcaranco of tho paper fifty
per cent. ?Union Times.
Low Prices Will Follow.
A bumper crop of cotton this year is
going to result in prices soaring down
ward next fall. It would be far better
to devote plenty of attention to hog
and hominy. With the crib and larder
full it doesn't matter much what cotton
is bringing, but when very nearly, if
not all the food supplies for the farm
have to lie purchased in town, the price
of cotton is a considerable item. -Ches
Living Out of Doors.
Bliss Carman, the poet, has for a
theme in his new book of essays "The
Use of Out of Doors." Many poets
have sung of the beauties of nature in
respect of form and color. They re
ceive their inspiration for poetic thought
by living with nature Carman sees
more than something to inspire art in
the wind and the sun and the lashing
rain, "the earth underfoot, and the
sense of the leaves and the stars over
head." It is there out of doors that
"we know the keen and simple joys of
This writer is a good advance agent
for the movement "hack to the land."
The cry of the city man has been that
only in the crowd can they lind civiliza
tion. Carman says that men are mas
tered and undone by tho triumphs of so
called civilization and that its boasted
luxuries are not luxuries, but burdens.
Out of doors restores us to ourselves,
and we are victims of fallacy when we
expect to grow in spirit and in mind
with nature shut out of the problem.
And nature cannot be hurried. We
must trust to its deep, slow processes
and give its secret chemistry a chance
to work air and sunlight and water into
the structure of our minds as well as to
weave them into the tissues of our.
bodies. Then only do we live as well
as move and breathe out of doors.
Episcopal Women Will Note.
The diocesan council, the representa
tive body of the Episcopal church in
this State, at its meeting in Charleston
last week, took an Important step. It
adopted a resolution looking to giving
the Women members ol the church the
right to vote in parish elections. The
resolution must be voted on at noxt
year's session of the council, and if it
is ratified then it will then be the law
of the church.
It is said that there is no likelihood
of a change of sentiment, and the wo
men will be given the right, lo vote in
all the church meetings. The woni'.-n
The always comfortable Tan Shoes will be more popular than ever
this season in all I he Low cut models for Men, Women and Children.
There's no Shoe to take the place of the Tan Shoe for Summer
wear. It's the Shoe of Shoes for comfort.
g The new tans are ready j
There are many new Tan creations this season, in Oxfords and
Ties for Men and in Oxfords, Ribbon Ties, Colonials and Pumps for
Women. Handsome new shades.
$2.50, $3, $3.50, $4 to $5
Buy good Tan Shoes or none. A poor Tan Shoe is an abomination
and a source of endless trouble.
You'll find here the best Tan Shoe made.
The One Price Store
Customers1 ?Shoes Shincd Free.
of Iho Episcopal church have boon de
manding this for years, and at last they
are to get it.
And why not? The women of Hie
Episcopal church, as in all othor
churches, constitute the best part of
the church and in nearly all cases the
larger part. They are more devoted to
the church, and all of its work, than
the men. Why should they not be al
lowed to vole in church affairs?
We are glad the women of the Epis
copal church are to he given the privi
lege that is no more than their right.
Wo hopo tho same right may soon be
extended to the women of :?.!! other
churches. Anderson Daily .Mail.
Of your Pennies and Ihc
Dollars will take care of
themselves. That is why we
advise you to deal with us
where everything is a little
cheaper than you can get
Laurens, S. C.
I havo found a trUd Mid t<'*tnd core tor Rh??,
mati*in! Not a MBMdjf thfkl will straighten the
distorted limb* of chronic Cripples, nur turn hony
Krowthf l uck to Ursh niraln. flint ll Impossible,
lint I can now surely kill tho pains and pang! of
this d.'iiloraldc dlseaSO.
in Gorrnftny?wlth a Chomlit in th<i City of
Darmstadt?I found the last Ingredient with
which Dr. Bhoop s Rheumatic Remedy was inndo
a porfertod, dependable prescription. Without
that last Ingredfoni, I micr'-ssfuliy treated many,
many case* of Rheumatism; i<ut now. at last, It iinl?
family cures ail curable oases nl this heretofore
much dreaded dis'-asn. Thon? r-andlike Kranular
wastes, found InRhoumatln Blood fpe>n to dissolve
mid pas* away under tho action ol this remedy as
freely asdoos siu/ar when added (<? puro water.
And then, when dissolved, tiveici poisonous wastes
Irooljr pass from Ihn system, itiid the (HU Ol
Rheumatism is Mine forever. There is now no
real nerd?no actual OXCUM to suffer longer with;
out help. Wo soil, end in confidence, recouiuioau
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