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LAURENS LAD HAS
Master T. K. Hudgcns Whitewashes the
(i. 0. P. Elephant Caricatured by
Brantley Smith in The State.
On Sunday of June 7th the Columbia
State printed on its first page a cartoon
depicting the Republican party in the
usual G. O. P. elephant form, but with
three dark blots upon its back and
Hanks. These blots or splotches repre
sented "Hard Times," "Panic" and
"Campaign Fund Publicity Fiasco."
Accompanying this representation was
this notice: "Wanted ?Someone to
Whitewash the Elephant," and in the
picture .vas offered a $150 reward to
any person who could explain why the
G. O. P. should remain in power.
Laurens had within her borders a
bright young man with an idea, which
he at once carried out. He is the young
son of Mr. T. K. Hudgens, T, K. the
junior, aged about six. Clipping the
cartoon from The State he proceeded to |
whitewash the elephant according to
direction, sent it to The State and
claimed the reward. However, young
Mr. Hudgcns had only whitewashed the
"picture" of the G. O. P. elephant, an
easy task, while whitewashing the real'
tiling, the spotted G. O. P., would have
proven an elephantine undertaking.
Hut the ingenious idea of the lad at
tracted a great deal of attention and
comment, not only in this State but
elsewhere. The following article ap
pears in the Washington Star:
Myriad are the reasons given why the
Republican party should be continued in
power in letters received at the head
quarters of the Republican congres
sional Campaign committee in the Met
ropolitan National Bank building in
this city, responding to advertisements
tainted all over the country offering
$150 for the best essay on the subject.
Novel was the response sent in through
the courtesy of The State, a Democratic
paper of Columbia, S. C.
The State printed a cartoon entitled
"White Elephant," and showing a pic
ture of an elephant, emblematic of the
Republican party, all covered with spots
labeled "Panic," "HardTimes," "Cam
paign Publicity Fiasco," etc. Under
neath the picture were the words,
"Wanted Some One to Whitewash the
A reply was received by the paper
from a little lad of Laurens, S. C, who
signed himself "T. K. Hudgcns," and
' J whitewashed the elephant. And I
hope to get the reward, for I want to
buy me a pony with it."
Sure enough he had whitewashed the
elephant. Inclosed with the letter was
a clipping of the cartoon covered with
whitewash. The black spots were still
discernablc, but a brave effort had been
made to obliterate them.
William E. Gonzales, editor of the
paper, under date of June 11th, sent
the exhibits in the case to Chairman
Sherman of the committee with the
"Dear Sir: Amid the serious work of
the campaign this glimpse of simplicity
with its unconscious touch of humor may
not be unpleasant to you. A white ele
phant would not take the place of a
pony for him. Very truly yours,
"WM. E. GONZALES."
A clipping from The State was also
inclosed giving an account of the epi
sode and saying the editor was sending
the boy's letter to the Republican con
In reply to Editor Gonzales the fol
lowing letter was written a few days
later by Francis Curtis, who is in charge
of the committee rooms in Mr. Sher
"Mr. William E. Gonzales, Editor The
State, Columbia, S. C.
"My Dear Sir: I certainly appreciate
to the full your kind note of June 11th
with enclosure from the little lad who
whitewashed the elephant and the clip
ping from your paper concerning same.
I have taken no little pleasure in show
ing it to both Republicans and Demo
crats, all of whom have fully appre
ciated it and enjoyed it.
"Our partisanship here is not so acute
that we cannot tak'' pleasure in such
incidents. And I sincerely wish that it
was in my financial power to send the
little fellow the pony he so much dc
"When he gets big enough to vote ho
will .lcarn that a 'live elephant,' hlack
or white, Is far preferable to a 'dead
donkey.' And we are even hoping at
no distant day the editor of The State
will come to the same conclusion.
"With highest regards, believe me to
be, "Yours most sincerely,
"Health Coffee" is really the closest
Coffee Imitation ovor yet. produced.
This clever Coffee Substitute was re
cently produced by Dr. Shoop, of Ra
cine, Wis. Not a grain of real toffee
in it cither. Dr. Slump's Health Coffee
is made from pure toasted grains, with
malt, nuts, OtO. Really if would fool
an expert who might drink it for Cof
fee. No 2n or 80 minutes tedious boil
ing. "Made in a minute." says the
doctor. Sold by J. M. Philpot.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Mrs. J. j. Ragan. of Summerton, ia
in the city this week visiting Mrs. Mary
Prof. I. E. Curry, of this count v. a
teacher in Lander College at Green
wood, was In the city last Thursday
shaking hands with Iiis many friends
Mr. Gus. W. Cunningham, of Mad
dens, and a recent Ph. 1). graduate of
Cornell University, was iure Thursday.
Mr. Cunningham "lias accepted the chair
of English in Middlebury College, Ver
mont, for next session.
Mr. Alma B. L?ngsten, of Madden,
left last week for Nashville, Tenn.,
where he supplies a pulpit for the sum
mer. In September he returns to the
Louisville Seminary to take his Master
of Theology degree.
Mr. E. II. Wilkes, who has been un
well for some days, left last Thursday
for a short stay at Glenn Springs.
Mrs. St. Clair Lee and daughter, Miss
Ella, and Miss Mary McGhee, of Green
wood, spent a few days last week with
the family of Mr. W. II. Gilkerson.
Mr. Frank McCravy left last week
for Greenville, where he will take vocal
music lessons under Prof. W. F. Barnes,
of the Greenville Femalo College
Rev. C. F. Rankin left Friday for
Red Springs, N. C, to be present at
and participate in the dedication of the
new Presbyterian church there on Sun
day. Mr. Rankin was pastor of thai
church for a period of six years.
Mr. Ernest Huff, of Greenville, was
in the city Friday visiting his father,
Mr. A. Huff.
Mrs. Herbert Martin was the guest of
Mrs. C. H. Roper last week.
Miss Gena Byrd, after spending some
time with her cousin, Mrs. C. II. Roper,
has returned home.
The Advertiser received a cotton
bloom through the mail on Thursday,
the 25th, from Mr. S. A. Leaman, of
Cross Hill. While not the first of the
season this is yet early. We congratu
late Mr. Leaman.
Wants Real Estate Here.
The president of the Chamber of'
Commerce some days ago received
communication from a real estate dealer
in Greensboro, N. ('., inquiring about,
real estate in and near Laurens. He
states his desire to purchase from eight
to twenty acres of town or suburban
property suitable for residence lots.
This letter indicates an outside estimate
of Laurens and shows the desire of I
outsiders to come here for business.
Whether or not this dealer has made a
purchase is not yet known, but these
facts are stated here to show the kind
of work the Chamber of Commerce can
Death of a Little Qirl.
Mr. and Mrs. Berry Crawford, of the
Brewerton section, have the sympathy
of many friends in the death of their
little five-year-old daughter, Myrtle,
which sad event occurred June 19th, the
child being ill only a few days.
Over Thirty-five Years.
In 1872 then* was a great deal of di
arrhoea, dysentery and cholera infan
tum. It was at this time that Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy was first brought into use. It
proved more successful than any other
remedy or treatment, and has for thir
ty-five years maintained that record, j
Prom a small beginning its sale and use
has extended to every part of the
United States and to many foreign
countries. Nine druggists cut of ten
will recommend it when their opinion i^
asked, although they have other medi
cines tuat pay them a greater profit.
It can always be depended upon, even
in the most severe and dangerous cases.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Two Weddings of Note
Clinton, June 23. Two North Caro
lina weddings of the past month of in
terest in this county were tin SO of Miss
Chester Hell, of Brovard, N. C, to Mr.
J, R. Withers, a prominent merchant of
Davidson, which was celebrated in May
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Hell.
The other was that of Miss Ellio Fur
man Copeland, of StatCSVille, N. C. to
Mr. Frank Wallace Webster, of New
York city, a successful civil engineer.
This wedding was very quiet and was
celebrated on the 10th of Juno at the
home of the bride's father, Capt, .1. W.
Both these brides spent much of their
girlhood in Clinton. Mrs. Withers being
a graduate of the college here. Both
are widely and prominently connected.
Dr. Puller in Washington.
Following is an item by Mr. McGowau
in the News and Courier of Juno 26th:
Washington, June 25. Dr. L. S.
Fuller, 01 Laurens, has been one of
Washington's interesting visitors dur
ing the past week. He is brim full of
enthusiasm for his home town and pre
dicts even better things in the future
than she has achieved in the past.
While here Dr. Fuller visited Mr. Jos.
Holmes, one of tin- big men in the
United States geological survey, lie,
like Dr. Fuller, is from Laurens, and
long ago achioved success in the world
of letters and science.
Boy's Life Saved.
My little boy, four years old. had a
severe attack of dysentery. We had
two physicians; both of them gave him
up. Wo then gave him Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
which cured him and believe that saved
bis life. William li. Stkomno, Car
bon Hill, Ala. There is no doubt but
this remedy saves the lives of many
children each year. Give it with castor
oil according to the plain printed direc
Hons and a cure is certain. For sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
TRY THIS FOR DESSERT.
Dissolve oho package ?f n y flavored JRLIrO
In ono plnl "f boiling water. Wlion partly con
gealed, i -at until light adding one oui> \\liii>|u><l
twain ?>:i?i *i\ crashed i in ??nroans. Whlj. ?11 to?
K-tlior thoroughly and wmr It Inton mold or bowl.
VVtionrnol.il will jellify .111.1 maybe Berved with
whipped crontn or nuy Rood pudding sauce.
'i'll" .iK.l.i.o costs 10c. not package and can bo
obtained ?t nuy good grocer's.
BOOKS TO OPEN FIRST OF .H I, \
The attention of the public is railed
u> the Act of the recent Legislature,
approved the 24th day of February,
1908, which roads as follows:
AN ACT to Provide for the Re-Enroll
ment and Registration of the Quali
fied Electors of this State During the
Year 1908, and to Provide Compensa
tion for the Supervisors of Registra
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gon
eral Assembly of South Carolina, That
the Supervisors of Registration in ? ich
county of the State are required to re
enroll all the qualified elector in this
State during the year 1908.
Now, in conformity with said Act the
said Registration Books will lie opened
at the office of Supervisors of Registra
tion, in the court house, between the
hours of nine a. m. and li p. 111., dur
ing the months of .Inly and August,
All persons will govern themselves
accordingly, and not fail to re-enroll as
provided by law. The Books will be
opened on Wednesday, 1st day of July,
1908, and continue open every day in
the week, Sundays excepted, during
months of July and August.
.1. P. Cai.dwki.i., Clim'n.
T. S. LANGSTON,
B. W. Landkoku,
?17-1 f Board of Registration.
I Henry Clay
You can always lind rood
Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran,
best Cotton Seed Meal,
fresh water-ground Meal,
good stock of Molasses
and Syrup, Green and
Roasted Coffee, Tobacco
of all grades, Heel Sweep
and other Farm Hani
ware and Implements,
and don't forg< l -all at
We know how to manipulate quality.
That is why the Buggies we si ll are so
much better than every Other make. In
every shaft and wheel and body there
is the proper quota of quality.
Ask some of our patrons how wi I!
our Ruggies wear. They will tell you.
For Ruggies with quality see ts.
Laurens, S. C.
fitomach trouMo li but a symptom <>f. mi l not
In Itself ii true rlliioAih'. Wo think ol l>ysi'<'i>?la,
lionrtburn, and Indigestion at real diseases, rot
Ihoy are symptoms only ol a certain swolilo
Nerve nloknos*--nothing bin.
It was this fact that lim corrootly Wl Pr. Shoop
in tho oreatlon of thai now vors popular Stomaen
Remedy?Dr. Slump's Kcstornll vc. Going direct
to tin- Monmch nervo?, alonv brought that lUCCesi
mul favor to i>r. shoopanti i.t4 Restorative, with
out that orlxinAl and highly vital prlnelpl>\ 110
Buch lusting a<'Compllthments were over to bo had.
For utoinaoii owtros*. bloating, biliousness, bad
breath ami sallow romploxion. try I>r. Snoop's
RestoratiTt?Tal.let* or Liquid?and loo for your
self what It can and will do. Wo sell and choor
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
and Best Line of Agate, Blue, Grey 1
Consisting of preservingjjkettles, pans, plates, boil=
ers, coffee pots, buckets,' muffin rings, strainers,
dippers, measuring cups and many other articles
that we have not got the space to mention, all at
prices cheaper than you can buy the same quality
of ware at any other place.
Clcmson Agricultural College
Tho examination for the award of
Scholarships in Clcmson Agricultural
College will !>?? held in the County Court
House <>n Friday, July 3rd, at ;? a. m.
Applicants must fill out proper forms, to
bo secured from the County Superin
tendent of Education, before they will
bo allowed to stand the examinations.
For detailed information apply to the
Supt. of Education or to the President
of Clcmson College.
Applicants for admission to the col
lege, who are not seeking for the schol
arships, will also stand entrance exam
inations at the court house July 3d.
The Scholarships are worth $100 and
The next session of the college opens
For catalogues and information apply
Ot P. 11. -M ELL, President. '
" ecu: .?!.;.'
11 Y N( IT HUV llic best
nir? It will pay you
every time. "Colum
bian" I*lour is made
from the pick of the
The sweetest, lightest, cleanest :m<l
most perfect Hour is "Columbian"
Plour, Try it. There's a reason
quality will tell.
h J. S. Machen & Co.
L. A. McCORD
The Piano and Organ Man
A few words which you cannot help believing
unless you are prejudiced.
SELL AS RENOWNED PIANOS for tone, quality, elasticity
of touch and skilled workmanship as are made. I have no
schemes to sell a piano. When I sell a piano it is direct
from the factory to the purchaser, there being no unnecessary ex
pense. The price is the very lowest possible and the profit shorter
than of any dealer in this section. I do not have pianos drayed
around arid left on trial, which adds to the cost and the buyer
pays it. If you know these facts and do not buy of me (For I sell
for less) then you simply prefer to pay from $75 to $150.00 more,
which is nothing hut robbing one's self or of your loved one.--.
Lin Ml: TELL YOU ABOUT THESE PIANOS
The Starr McPhail Richmond
Chase Peerless Electric
And several makes of Player Pianos.
\\ ith every Piano sold from this date I will give free of charge
a twenty-lesson piano course in music.
L. A. McCORD
The Piano and Organ Man. Laurens, S. C.