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LAURENS, S. C, AUGUST 5, 1908.
"HAD BEEN TO LAURENS."
P.elow we give a news item that
throws some light on the part that our
county is playing in keeping up the
standard ot* civilization and advancing
the cause of decency. The Spartan
burg Herald in reporting the mayor's
court proceedings of Wednesday morn
"The next sinner before the bar of
justice was Bob Hughes, arrested by
Officers Heynes an ? Cuddon the charge
of being drunk, tie was sentenced to
pay a fine Of $5 Ol* serve fifteen days.
The officers found Bob sleeping- in the
weeds back of the old union depot,
The officers aroused him, and he had
recollection enough to know that he
was about to get in the same place
where he had helped to put his old
friend John, He came near stumbling
into a branch in his efforts to got be
yond the reach of the officrs. Officer
Hayes was going to lot him fall in with
the hope that that would sober him up,
but Officer Cud? saw there was real
danger of drowning, so he called out
"s ? him!" and he was saved. His
h rinded Bob tnat ho was under
''< the officers for saving his
??sked him where he got
'Wat ho had been to
Henry was pres
d him \\ by he
!>. and Henry
' The Lau
'" ???uro in
Ob, how well we are fulfilling the
mission of life! How nobly are we
striving to cultivate a respectable citi
zenship! And yet there are some good
men who contend that the maintenance
of a whiskey shop in Laurcns is really
Boo/.e and Blease! How does that
sound to the voters?
The news article and editorial expres
sions in last week's Advertiser on the
Blease methods have created quite a
utir in the county. Scores of voters
have expressed gratification at receiv
ing information on the subject, and have
denounced the underhand methods used
by the Blenso workers to deceive them.
By the way, what guaranty have we
that Graco is a Democrat, lie says so,
WHAT PROHIBITION MEANS.
The chief contention by anti-prohibi
tionists i ; that "prohibit ion does not
prohibit;" at least, that is the "right
eous" plea they put up, posing as seek
ers for the enforcement of law. N'o
sane person will contend that prohibi
tory laws can be entirely enforced any
more than the law against murder.
There Is a law saying "thou shalt not
kill." Murder has been committed and
will doubtless continue. But the law
against it is a deterrent force; so would
a prohibition law bo relative to the con
sumption of whiskey.
MAKING WHISKEY EASILY
PROCURABLE I NCR EASES the
AMOUNT of DRINKING; making it
DIFFICULT to got will DECREASE
the USE of it. There is more whis
key used i.i Laurcns than in Gaffney,
There i.; more to the man ill Charleston
than in Columbia.
Some excellent expressions on the
real meaning of prohibition are these
from the August Taylor-Trot wood mag
" 'Prohibition does, not prohibit,' say
many thoughtful i.pie. Who bo un
thoughtful as to say it docs?
"Who says that hangings slop homi
cides or prison pens, theft7 But who
but will dony thai they reduce crime to
that minimum which, though varying,
makes it possible for society to exist at
sill? 'We know what hollSS done. We
know not whai he's resisted,' said Bob
ort Burns, in offect, speaking of the
failings, of an unfortunate,
"What's resisted is whero the good
of all laws comes in.
"And so blind tigers will spring up
as naturally behind prohibitory laws as
murders behind hangings anil thefts be
hind prison pens. But even then, as
compared to the Opon saloon, the How
of the illegal sale will he as a wet
weather spring to the Orinoco.
"And ho who (Irinketh will never
know when thn spring will go dry, And
there la nothing tnal will disarrange the
Whi?ko) babil BO much as to interfere
\ with its regularity."
The Advertiser HAS advised the
Democrats of Laurens county; it HAS
NOT tried to deceive them regaining
the appointment of negro notaries by a
contemptible misrepresentation of fact.
And if The Advertiser were so un
principled as to attempt such deceit it
would, by nature, bo too DISHONEST
to ever apologize. The PEOPLE know
where honest opinions uninfluenced by
bribe come from.
Voters are reminded that they must
re-register to vote in the general elec
tion this fall. The books are open
every day at the court house. Regis
The ''Please methods" have come to
light much to the disgust of fair
minded people who are becoming weary
with such campaigning.
The same contemptible agencies that
hinted at and whispered that J. Eraser
Lyon was using some of the $15,000 set
aside tor the prosecution of dispensary
grafters, for the propagation of his
personal interests now intimate that
Taft is paying Rhett's expenses. These
grapevine telegraphers are also the
same ones that put into motion the per
verted representations concerning An
sel. Look out for them, voters; they
are ready to bite and sting anybody;
the poison is just oosing out of them;
they will start any kind of report.
Watch them, voters; they are in des
perate straits and no political scheming
seems to be. too lmv.
We issue the first call to poor, suffer
ing man. and will volunteer to lead in a
dress reform. However, we reserve
the right to balk at "sheath trousers."
The hot wave cannot be justly
attributed to the opening of the county
No denials have yet been heard rela
tive to the despicable use of the ne
gro notary business. IT WAS USED;
POLITICIANS here USED it to
BOOST PLEASE. Already the RE
ACTION has set in and the PEOPLE
are condemning such politics.
The heat has been terrific recently.
W ? are almost persuaded that Laurens
is afflicted with a specimen of Charles
The Advertiser is delighted to fur
nuu .>ii, nuu jou nvtfvi not carve liiti irou
ble to give us credit for its use.
Some one remarked once upon a time
that there was "nothing rotten in Den
mark," doubtless intending to say Lau
The effort to deceive the voters of
Laurens county by the perverted use of
a fact failed signally. The Advertiser
has never deceived the PEOPLE.
The Advertiser refuses to put any
faith in the utterances of a man whose
campaign is actuated by motives of
spite, just as it refused to believe the
despicable misrepresentations of the
Laurens politicians relative to this ne
gro notary public business.
Now another campaign lie is sprung
in a section of the country: Mr. Rhett is
reported as being a Catholic. Informed
people know this to be untrue ?the
Catholic and Irish elements of Charles
ton are lighting him. Mr. Rhett, if
our memories serves us well, is an
Words of commendation are always
appreciated. People are so ready tu
criticise and call our attention to errors
and mistakes and so reluctant to praise
that when the latter is done the act is
doubly appreciated. We wish to pub
licly thank quite a number of the Ad
vertiser's friends for their kind words
This weather makes t he call, "back
to nature," very enticing to us.
Now is the opportunity for wide
awake property owners to increase the
value of their holdings pave the side
walks on your streets.
So it seems that Governor Tillman
appointed some twelve or more negro
Amidst all this political heat, we rise
to remark that Laurens is soon to have
about the finest school building in the
Laurens enjoyed the excellent privi
lege last week of having within her
borders a COnVOntion of Sunday school
workers. The meetings were both
plonsuroablo anil profitable. We con
gratulate ourselves at such opportuni
ties and on such occasions.
Now that the Chamber of Commerce
has in hand some definite plans, let all
the citizens co-operate with that body
and pull together for a GREATER
Laurens will be a liner city win n all
the streets and sidewalks are paved.
The bond issue will bo presented to
the people. It means an investment in
permanent improvement, to which pub
lic-spirited citizens cannot object.
Now that a brand new straw hat has
been ruined by the recent rains, and a
complexion badly damaged by the
scorching sun, our umbrella has been
returned; for which, in spite of these
sore bereavements, we are duly thank
A man was recently taken in custody
who remembers nothing of his past.
He must have had some connection
with the late South Carolina dis
Rockefeller is writing a book; it will
be illustrated in oil.
Ciov. Tillman's political opponents are
to be commended in that they were
never guilty of such "smallness" as to
criticise his course in appointing a
dozen or more 'Mark-skinned" notaries.
Hy the way, none of Mease's oppo
nents have ever assailed him for acting
on the board of trustees of a negro
college. Really, it is too bad that
Mease hates the "nigger'* so.
TO DEFEAT LYON S PLANS.
One meets many people these days
wdio openly aver that the whiskey ele
ment anil ex-dispensary grafters et al.
are exerting their energies to elect a
legislature of their own kind, and thus
block or frustrate the plans of Attor
ney General .1. Frazer Lyon in prose
cuting the grafters. No one could he
found hold enough to oppose Lyon, so
the trick seems to he to elect legisla
tors who are unfriendly to him. There
are numbers of people in this State
whose interests would be admirably
served in the defeat of Lyon's plans.
Attorney General Lyon, while no
brilliant lawyer, is about the hardest
working, most persistent prosecuting
officers we have had in recent years. He
has encountered obstacle upon obstacle
in his work on the dispensary investi
gations; even his own committee did
not give him proper support and co
operation, to say nothing of the Federal
court interference. Put despite these
things, Mr. Lyon has persisted and is
merely waiting for his hands to be un
tied, to act. It behooves the law-abid
ing people of tin; State to see that the
work already done is not ruined by the
Yes, after reading over the testimony
tokenTnlhb4}S':stifffttion two v,i,ls
ago, we are persuadeo ,,,at th(,,v aro
seme residents of South Carolina wn0
would welcome the defeat of Lyon*'
I UI- BOND ISSUI-..
For some days past there has. been
much agitation on the subject of a bond
issue by the city to complete or rather
extend the work of paving now goinp
on here. As all know, the original
contract with the Southern Paving
Construction company call for the pav
j ing of the public square, and approach
es and the sidewalks unclosing the
square. Seeing already the vast im
provement and the lasting good of this
work, many citizens have interested
themselves in the extension of this
work. It is their desire that the street
and walks to the depot, and other
much-used thoroughfares, bo paved
while the Construction farce is on the
ground and since the good work has
There is none who will dispute the
good of the improvement and the ox
cellenco of the work done by the com
pany now in charge here, .and none will
gainsay the lasting benefit of the ven
ture or the economic value of the in
vestment. The only question to be
raised, and a very sane and sensible
one too, is the financial ability of 'In
city to undertake any further work at
present. Can Laurcns afford to spend
any more money just, now in this kind
of improvement? Our judgment, based
on the present bonded indebtedness of
the city audits financial facilities, is
that the burden would not. be too heavy
to issue bond.1, to the amount of $15,000
or $20,00(', which sold and costing about
four or four and it half per cent will be
amply sufficient to complete this work,
and will not he too heavy a tax upon
our finances. The nature of the invest
ment should argue an extra effort on
our part and the good resulting from
it should bo a plea for the step. The
matter will he presented to the people
and an election will doubtless be held in
which the people are to decide. Mean
while we invite through our columns a
discussion of the matter that all may
become thoroughly acquainted with the
points in question.
The matter is before the people of
Laurcns and we sincerely hope they
will give it their attention because of
its importance and the effect it will
have upon every resident in the city.
The annual picnic given by the mem
bors of Wallace lodge, A. F. M.,
Young's township, was held last Sat
urday. Entertaining addresses were
delivered by Messrs. R, A. Cooper, of
Laurens, and Ceo. T. Itryun, of (been
I ville, At the conclusion of tl.poeehoi
a bountiful picnic dune r was served
and enjoyed by the crowd.
Mr. Ball Answers Qrace.
To the Editor of The Advertiser:
Since Mr. John 1'. Grace, of Charles
ton, saw lit to call attention to my sup
port of I'aimer and Buckner in 1890,
which 1 referred to more than once in
The Laurens Advertiser, it may he
worth while to call attention to the fact
that Mr. Bryan has asked Mr. Henry
Watterson, editor of the Louisville
Courier-Journal, to have general charge
of the newspaper campaign in Mr.
Bryan's interest this year. In 189(5 Mr.
Watterson was a Gold Democrat, sup
ported Palmer and Buckner, and the
friends of Mr. Watterson wanted the
Indianapolis convention to nominate
him instead of General Palmer against
Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bryan wanted Judge
Cray, another Palmer and Buckner
man, nominated for vice-president this
year. Mr. Bryan is trying to get the
Democrats to come together. This
year I expeet to vote for Bryan, not
because I think he is a great statesman
or better than some other men in his
party, but because he has abandoned
free silver and a Democrat is better
than a Republican, for the South, on
account of the negro question. Taft
would be compelled by party pressure
to appoint a few negroes and third class
white men to oillec in the South and the
thing that 1 want above all other things
is for the white people of the South to
Since Mr. Grace has lugged me into
the campaign I shall say this much
about Mr. Grace. He is a lawyer who
was in the case that knocked up the la
bor contract law last year. Deciding
the case the United States district
judge referred in terms of high praise
to Mr. Grace, not calling him by name
but describing him as sprung from an
oppressed race, the Irish. The .Judge,
commenting on the poverty of the ne
groes, said in his decision that the case
had been brought by tl young lawyer
"apparently without cost" to them.
In other words Judge Brawley sug
gested that this case which led to the
annulment of the labor contract law
was started as a matter of principle and
not for a fee. The Judge was highly
complimentary to Mr. Grace. Of
course I know nothing about the facts
that the Judge spoke of but the deci
sion is on file in the clerk of court's of
fice and speaks for itself. Now Mr.
Grace may have been entirely conscien
tious in this matter but I do not think
that a man who thinks as he in regard
to the relations between the white
farmers and the negroes whom they
hire is a man to advise the white farm
ers and I do not think the white farmers
will listen to his charges against the
democrat ?* of Goodwyn Rhett.
- l. 'tfould like to"" $Q Jghet t elected
United States senator because'.believe
that he would count Hi the Senate. He
would help the State! He would help
Laurens. He is not only a good busi
ness man but be is a ^thoroughly edu
cated man ami a student. He can meet
Aldrich, of Rhode Island, and Hale, of
Maine, on even terms when financial
questions an? under discussion and he is
the only man that I know in South
Carolina who can, because he is the
only man that 1 know who has carefully
Studied and gone to the bottom of this
subject. Mr. Rhett is a banker. Peo
ple who think bankers ought to be
lynched should not support him. lb
has the same interest in the prosperity
of the country that Major Watts and
Mr. Pluss have. Mr. Rhett has made
some money for himself but he h no
millionaire and is not a very wealthy
man for that matter. There are men
in Laurens who are worth more money
than be is worth if my information is
correct. Furthermore, he is a decent,
unassuming gentleman who conducts
himself properly everywhere, helps the
new enterprises in the community, and
has the respect of his neighbors.
I should not like to be understood as
suggesting that Mr. Grace is considered
seriously as a candidate. There are
500 men in Laurens who could get more
votes for United States senator than I
think Mr. Grace will get.
W. W. BALL.
Charleston, July 28th.
(iranulatcd Sore Byes Cured.
"For twenty years I suffered from a
had case of granulated sore eyes, says
Martin Boyd, of Henrietta, Ky. "In
February, 1003, a gentleman asked me
to try Chamberlain's Balve. I bought
one box and used about two-thirds of it
and my eyes have not given me any
trouble since." This salve is for sale
by Laurens Drug Co.
WoodvTlle W. 0. W, Picnic.
Magnolia camp, No. 156, W. 0. W.,
gave its sixth annual picnic at Wham's
lawn last Friday with about I.ooo peo
ple present. Thi' exercises of the day
were presided over by Mr. W. S. Adair,
consul commander of Magnolia camp,
and the welcome address was delivered
by Dr. IL B.Stewart. Following some
interesting ceremonies conducted by the
Woodmen speeches were made by
Messrs. R. W. Nash, C. A. Powver, J.
M. Cannon,.!. II. Wharlon ttndl J, F.
Bolt. After dinner other speakers to
address the large assemblage! were
Messrs. Jared I). Sullivan, W. R.
Richey, Sr., W. C. Irby and Coiy^ress
man J. T. Johnson. ?
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ashed the question of a beauty special,
isl. In order to be round, rnsyi nnd
very stylish, take Holliater's Iftocky
Mountain Tea. 85 cents, Tea <?r iai,
lets. Palmetto Drug Co.
AMONG THE EXCHANGES.
* * =*-A ?*-4 4 I . . ? #*1 i1*0 I K * 1 ? ?* 1
The Pastors of Newberry's Churches.
Owing to certain statements that
have boon made upon the stump in
South Carolina this summer the public
has become somewhat more than nor
mally interested in religion in Newberry
and in the pastors of the churches of
Will those pastors inform that inter
ested public whether it is at liberty to
infer that they will vote lor Cole L.
Blease for governor??The State.
Governor Ansel's Good Record.
"Martin F. Ansel will never take the
blue ribbon as a hot-air artist; he will
never star as the promisor of wonders
to perform; he will never 'take a drink
with the boys to get the votes of the
boys; he will never secure the endorse
ment of illicit dealers in whiskey.
"But he will succeed himself as gov
ernor of South Carolina, because a vast
majority of the people admire the man
who, without fuss or feathers, but
ploddingly and faithfully, does his duty.
The vast majority admire the man who
does not Matter or deceive, but whose
blindness is the blindness of sterling
honesty. The vast, majority wish a
governor who is independent, whose
word is sacred, and whose integrity is
absolutely beyond question."
The foregoing is an expression from
the Columbia Stale. The News sub
scribes most heartily to every word
contained therein. Governor Ansel's
administrotion has not been a noisy
one, but it has been a busy one, and
he has aaccomplished a great deal. He
has made mistakes, no doubt, but none
of his errors have amounted to the
slightest injury to the State at large.
His is a wonderfully clean record, and
it is a pleasure for the Greenville
News to speak from its heart its sin
cere endorsement of Governor Ansel's
administration. If a man's record is
worth anything he will be re-elected by
a very handsome majority.- Greenville
Come Across or Shut Up.
If any person is disturbed about the
loyalty of The News and Courier to the
Bryan and Kern ticket, we shall be
glad to consider his case and convince
him of his mistake, provided he will
first send a contribution to the Demo
cratic campaign fund to this office or to
our sub-collecting agencies in Culumbia
and Laurens, but wo have no time to
waste on the honorary members of the
Democratic party. News and Courier.
* ? ? V^cctiible Whit.: Man's Vote.
The attempt to"H.\'.ko it appear that
Gov. Ansel is a "negro lovei," or that
lie has been careles: as to the best in
terests of the white race, will not
amount lo anything here in the Pied
mont, where he served so long and so
efficiently as court solicitor. No re
spectable white man will vote against
him because of his appointment of the
negro notary public, after he knows
the facts. Anderson Daily .Mail.
The Advertiser's Crime.
The attention of the Houston Post is
directed to the fact that tho Laurens
Advertiser is the only corporation In
South Carolina which has violated the
rule against corporations contributing
to the Democratic campaign fund, and
the Advertiser has odly given a dollar.
News and < Jourior.
Laurens for Bryan,
Tho second dollar contributed to the
Bryan campaign in Laurens comes from
Robert C. Davis, one of the most unre
out-anti-Tillmnn farmers in South Car
olina. We doubt if he has ever been a
free silver man, but he ha t generally
been at work for his parly when otlu ra
were merely making- a noise. New.,
Public Will Need I' otcclion.
Tho exchange of infei ncea between
Tho News and Courior itnd Mr. O. B.
Marlin will ?oon, und? r . lightly pro
grcssive rule donmml tho utthulion of
the officials of th< ; toflicc depart
ment charged with the duty of protec
ting a delicately-minded public. The
\\ ill Not Vote for Ansel.
The blind tigers and the friends of
the blind tigers in Charleston will not
vote for Ansel to succeed him elf.
They know him.
The tigers of Columbia, Greenville,
Spartanburg, and elsewhere, and their
friends and sympathising kinsmen, will
not vote for Ansel. They know him.
Those who feel bitterly about the
abolition of tho State disp "i ary, and
the exposure of grafting, will not vote
for the re-election of Ansel, They know
Those that are vicious and lawlei s;
those without pride in South Carolina,
and without patriotic regard for tho
standing of tho State among her sis
ters, will not vote for Ansel, They
Some good men will vote against
Ansel. They will not know cither of
the candidates for governor. Tho
A Paithflll friend.
"I have used Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy since it
was first introduced to I In* public in
1S72. and have never f< und one instance
where a euro was not sj uedily effected
by its use. 1 have been a commercial
traveler for eighteen years, and never
start out on a trip without this, mv
faithful friend." says 11. S. jicholi Jf
Oakland, Ind. Tor. When n man has
used a remedy for 35 yeai \ he knows
its value and is competent to :><?:;!< of
it. For sale by Laurens Drug C<>.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all Stale Courts.
Prompt attention rt. .'..to all bu
DR. CLIFTON JOSES
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