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LAURENS, S. C. OCTOBER 21, 1908.
PltOIHIUTION IMIKSNT PHOIMHIT.
In auotlx i eolunm appears ? on
trhutcd article by "Citl/.on." which
deals very clourly with the question
of prohibition or illspem nrj to ho d< -
elded in lite election two weeks hence.
We commend thht article lo our read
era as a plea ol unusual soundness
and force. As will ho discerned,
"Citizen" treats more at length tin
moral Issue than any other phase <>
the question; ami Well ii behooves in
to think on ill" matter. Itollgion and
citi/.oushi|i aro lu'separuble. What
think you of the man who devoutl>
prays, "Thy kingdom come," who
keeps ::ll llie commandments to I In
loiter, who drinks no whiskey, but
who says, in sub lance: "The llquoi
trattle pays, we need the revenues
therefor.-. I will conduct for Laurens
county II liquor business supplying
for my neighbors thai which I know
is harmful aiid wl Ich I myself do not
Ilse." 'I here ale lUIUlhol'h Of OlllCI'
wise good people who uphold tin
whiskey Imslness simply for the sukt
of revenue, never taking thought ol
the moral II,\ of tli ? thing. One olllc?
seeker contended during the receul
campaign |hi|l "the dHpehuur.v win
ihe oul> moral syi lein." 11' ihnl h?
true. If a seller Ol' illtONiCUtillfi litplol.
possess i rue morality, thou we shal
hum another kind.
Some sny that the dispensary i.- tlu
best method of handling the vile
Illing meaning liquor. But tin
truth is we do not have to handle it
by any method outlaw it. thtit.s sin
lleleut. As ;i voti r we ?h> not care
to be partj lo the business through
any means or by any method. And
It you, thoughtful reader, do not
touch Itfihoi*, and aro perplexed about
the problem's solution, settle the mat
ter l>y not (?Ilching ii : in other Wol^
vole prohibition, obey nml support the
prohibition liiw, and your hands nre
clean. Ilave nothing to do Willi II
"Citizen" touches oil the alleged
violations ol prohibitory laws. \V<
admit, ns we luivu idways done, thai
these laws ar<- volated in a greater Ol
less degree; so are ihe laws against
Hielt and murder. It |.n true, as h<
points um. (hal exaggerated stories of
Its Ineffectiveness uro circulated bj
persons and newspapers whose aim
it is to perpetuate the whiskey busi
ness, The records speak for them
selves, however; and common sonst
argues in favor of prohibition. Such
a law is just so effecllvC as the p ">p!c
Of the community, where it exists, de
sire ii ; so it \.< With every law.
The moral qu< 31 Ion is l> d'oro the
people of Laurens county and they
can't k? ep I ron! mooting ?. I lore ii
is. staring them In tho face: \iill yoii
continue in jour rnpneit* mi tvhlskc*
ink i:li:< tio\ mit itio.n.
Ib-fon- the Supreme ("our; in Cnlum
Ida last Saturday was argued the ques
tion of whether or not tlu commis
sioners of election should be stayed
Iii their preparations foi* an election
In Lnureiui cbhuty on i: .? dispensary
issue and prfiytibte.fi Iron, holding tie
slime, The hcarlua was upon ->n?S-j?
Pope's order, a copy ol which was
published lust wee! together with
the petition upon which the order was
After very brief d< liberal Ion ih<
Supremo Courl dismissed Lhe petition
of the dispensary board, as presented
by Messrs. Please and Cannon, sus
taining the demurrer filed bj tho
election Commissioners and argued
by Messrs. D'crguson and Cooper.
The olcctIon, therefore, will i?<- held
on November tho third according to
the Supervisor's order.
This action of tho Supreme Court,
while a substantial encouragement
for the null-liquor forces of the conn
ty, Is by no m ans a victory, I-'or
the main points lit the petition were
not taken into consideration by tho
Court, Saturday;, decision means
simply this: that If lhe Olectloil can
not be legally held, h-i || |?. |,0|(1 any
how and contested Qflerwai'ds. Of
course, it win be contested. The Su
preme Court llOldS that adequate
remedy Is provided by law for tUo pe
titlom ir, the county dispensary hoard.
and if the election, he Illegal It may
be contested before the bo&fd of can
\h slated, of course tho election
will bo contested; of this we are fully
assured. The points raised in the
petition will then he discussed, consid
er. (I mid passed upon. Whether or
not these points will bo sustained Is
therefore still a question. All that
we have to say Is that the section of
greatest importance. In our humble
opinion, is the number of signers to
the petition upon which the Supervi
sor ordored the election. We cannot
but believe that the petitioners have
.All then, that tho prohibitionists
can do is to continue the vigorous
campaign already inaugunrated, and
see Unit lite law as they interpret it
is carried out. Yes. the election will
need n little watching?past elections
verify Hint. Sit steady In the boat,
and lei Hie law decide the question
* ? *
AI least it dozen times we have
heard it thai a "legal election" was
an niter impossibility in I .aureus
county. Why so? Are the mana
gers of election Ignorant or criminal
in the performance of their prescribed
duties? or. have the election com
missioners been dishonest or derelict?
Whatever the reasons that have caus
ed this slanderous estimate they can
and should he remedied. We are to
vote on the dispensary question In
November: its up to some body to
see that the election is legal and
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in Lnurens, bazaars are not skin
* * *
Greenville News: "The Lnurens
Advertiser bus installed a linotype
machine.'' Little upstart!?News &
a little start up.
Senator Tillman has contributed
.^L'nii to the Bryan campaign fund.
Pile Senator finds himself in strange
A sweel voice is a most excellent
Illing in man or woman. In New
berry und Vorkvllle the voices of the
telephone girls cannot compare with
those of Laurens.
* * *
The Columbia Record says South
Carolina should feel puffed up be
cause she too has a presidential can
tlldato this year in the person of Sid
ney ('. Tnpp, now of Atlanta. Pshaw!
we bail a president once, even though
he was born dangerously near the
North Carolina line.
The Hamens county Supervisor is
sustained by the Supreme Court.
* * *
Anonymous-letter writers are pes
terlng The News and Courier with
their Communications, hut the Char
leston paper, like all other reputable
Journals consigns the like to the
A number of fall weddings have
bo i postponed- -on account of the
price of cotton.
? * *
The prohibitionists may expect a
contest over the election that is to
i be held in November. Bet them lake
time by the forelock and prepare for
Political prognost lea tors persistent
ly promulgate the preposterous pre
diction that poor, pusllnnlmous Bill
Taft is noiiiK to be elected,
Alter November the third let it be
eurrenl talk that an honest election
is a possibility in Banrens county,
and that one has been held.
o *" *
What is so rare as a l.aureiis girl?
In a New York court, .las. A. Chan
lor I'?stilled in tho course of his trial
thai the fair object of his heart's af
fections rejected him because of his
beard. May that be deemed an en
COIirngcmenl for the beardless youth
of the laud?
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To our readers': this is the time of
year when cotton is being marketed
and bills being paid. Note the label
on your paper.
11 must require an enormous
amount of nerve and gall for some
? well known destructive agencies'' to
pretend friendliness toward business
interests, it is amusing.
o o o
May we ngaln call attention to the
fact thai our city will at an early
dato be visited by crilles from every
pari of South Carolina? Laurons is
an excellent city: it is a growing city:
it will some day be a great city. In
November we shall have an unusual
opportunity to advertise ourselves.
Why not do our best and lend impetus
io the growth that will eventually
come. There are a few ?ore spots
in lie City that should he looked to.
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Remember: to vote in November It
will he necessary to have registration
certificates and tax receipts.
For Industry^ Hake*
i aiu glad to Bee thai tho Supreme
Court lias decided to allow the dtspen
jary elect ion to be hold. it is now
ijp to those WllO have the interests of
Laurent) county and its citizens at
heart, to "get busy" nn<l have the
OUrse removed from us. by voting the
Some of our liest 'itizens. we are
told, are opposed to voting it out be
cause it takes away from them their
personal rights, but the law prohibits
the sale of other poisons, which, while
beneficial it used in proper quantities,
j are dangerous when taken in excess
ive doses. So why not put on the list
whiskey, the most recklessly used
Others of our best citizens, whom
the good Lord has blessed with more
than the average amount of worldly
goods, favor the dispensary, we are
told, because its voting out would
cause an increase in the school tax
levy, and an Increase in the taxes
they are called upon to pay. Iltlt If
they would pause to consider that
most of lhe money spent in the dis
pensary is taken from the bread and
lhe clothing that should go to the
Winnen and tie1 little ones at home,
would they not lie willing to pay the
very Blight increase that would fall
upon each one? In my position as
superintendent of a cotton mill, em
ploying several hundred men. women
and children, I have better opportun
ity to observe the demoralizing and
degrading effects of this traffic upon
our people our while people l hall
have many of your readers, and I feel
sure that no one evil so vitally con
cerns us all as does this liquor traflic.
Many families in my own experience
are driven away and kept away from
our mill because the wife and mother
will mil live in Laurcns. where liquor,
so easily procured, is the curse and
Undoing Of husband or sons or both.
Many men who work for us. and who
really struggle against desire, yield
upon occasion to the tempting of the
ever present bottle, ami a debauch of
several days will follow, during which 1
money needed for bread and clothing
for little ones is poured into "the
school fund" through the dispensary.
Only a few weeks ago a man from our
mill ?ou<' whose friendship 1 had had
for many years, gradually become an
abjeel slave to drink, killed himself
in our city prison. He struggled
hard at times to escape from the toils,
hut Hading resistance in liquor s con
stant presence Impossible, he finally
put an end to a life which had become
but a trial lo himself and others, and
Which he could not ? all his own.
Frequently, boys in our settlement
who are not over 15 or Hi years of age
are seen intoxicated, and only recently
two boys still in knee trousers, pro
cured liquor from tie- dispensary and
brought it into our mill during work
At another lime, one of the girls in
the mill was noticed acting queerly.
ami upon Investigation we found that
a boy bad procured liquor from the
dispensary and some of the young
girls in the mill had drunk ii. think
ing it quite a lark.
It is useless further to bring up ex
amples due to a condition which can
hut bad to degradation ami woe.
Thlfl is a plea to save, not the ne
mo, hut our own white people you.
me, our friends, our neighbors, our
hoys, our girls from temptation, and
by our votes, to start us out on the
road which leads away from the dis
pensary and up to a higher and hei
ter civil izat ion.
If all the women would study their
own Interests and their families' in
terests, plead with their husbands,
their sons, their lathes and their
brothers until November 3rd, and (hen.
if necessary, go with them to the
polls and see tllOil' votes cast, we
should see (he dispensary cast otll hy
a vote of which Laurcns county would
always be proud.
?111 the) do It I
? a. c. Ilaskell, Jr.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons holding claim against the
estate of Luther S. Abercromhio, de
ceased, are hereby notified and required
to present them duly proven, to me, on
the 7th day of November next or be
(fivon Under my hand and seal the
7th day of October 1908
(). (',. THOMPSON
10-It. _Probate Judge.
Notice of l.xcciifor's Sale.
I will sell l<> the highest bidder on
November the] 3rd, 1908 at 12 O'clock
the old homeste ad place of O. VV. Leak,
deceased, containing I no acres more
or less. Sail' will take place on the
premises. tViiiis of sale, cash.
.1. X. Leak.
1 i-:tt lOxecutor.
KILL the COUCH
and CURE the LUNCS
with Dr. King's
FOR CSi^8 ,??.
AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES.
OR MONEY REFUNDED.
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100 acres of land in Youngs township,
11 room dwelling, two tenant houses,
I good barn. Price $2.250.
255 acres of land in Waterloo town
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with dwelling and out-buildings. Trice
180 acres of land in two miles of
Waterloo, with dwelling and out build
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15 acres land known as tho Cray
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good working order and a lino invest
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business. Ask for prices and terms.
127 acres land in Sullivan township,
9 room dwelling, good out buildings, 1
tenant house. Price $30 per acre.
27 acres land bounded byj. C. Owings
and J. R. Willis. Price $500.
.'50 acres land bounded by lands of
Thomas Armstrong and John Draydon.
Dwelling and outbuildings. Price $35
42 acres hounded by lands of the
Badgett farm, J. 0. C. Fleming. W. J.
Copchmd, oiK! dwelling and out build
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One lot with four room house on Oar
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56 acres at. Gray Court, 4-room house
and out building, bounded by lands of
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$00 per acre.
Seven room house and two acre lot in
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68 acres land 2J miles Gray Court,
bounded by landsof J. II. Godfrey, John
Armstrong and others. Price $1,650.00.
488 acres land, bounded by .J. II,
Aborcrombie, Knoree River, J. P. Gray,
0. C. Cox and others, known as the old
Patterson home place. Price $7,500.00
112 acres land bounded by lands of
W. P. Harris, Knoree river, J, H.
Aborcrombie and others. Price $2,000.00
200 acres land, Waterloo township,
bounded by lands of estate of W. T.
Smith, J. It. Anderson and Saluda riv
er. Price $2,500.00.
One lot in city of Laurens, nicely
located, six room cottage, containing
5-8 acres. Price $2500.00.
4 acres land and nine room dwelling,
servant's house, in town of Gray Court.
115 acres of land Dial's town iii .
known as tho old Wham's, homes!
with dwelling and out building. . Price
$27.60 per acre.
200 acres of land one mile of Dial's
church; 5 tenant house.. $80 per acr< .
Terms made easy.
100 acres of land, 8 room cottage, 2
tenant houses, in one half mile of I Mai's
church. Price $4,000. Terms made
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by John Terry. Clyde Willis, John Ped
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church and line school. PricC $18.00
7 lots suitable for building purposes,
in the town of Sitapsonville; prices
115 acres land, known as the old
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wit Ii dwelling and outbuildings. Price
$27.50 pe? acre.
15 acres of land known as tho Gray
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mile of railroad and the railroad author
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Write for further information.
126 acres land 2'.. miles from Barks
dftlo station with dwelling and out
buildings; 2-horS0 farm in cultivation;
fine pasture and well timbered. Price
00 acres of half mile from Dial's
church with dwelling and outbuildings,
with 40 acres in cultivation, 10 acres of
line bottom land. Prlco $1,800.
1711 acres of land in Dial's Township,
known as the Wham place, bounded l>v
landsof W. M. Deck. Win. Wham and
R. A. Nash, withgond dwelling, tenant
houses and three horse farm in cultiva
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bargain for you. Price $-1,000.
84 acres near Friendship church, good
dwelling and outbuildings. Hounded by
landsof W. P. Check. 1). Wood, and
others. Price $2,500.00.
142 acres Of land, hounded by estate
of J. R. Switzer and Simpson estate.
witli dwelling, 2 tenement houses and
good outbuildings. Prlco $20 per aero,
4H acres of land, bounded by lands of
Miller Curry, David ttarion and others,
with n beautiful eight room cottage,
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sin acres in Laurens township, bound
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simps. 11 Ludy Mills and others, nice
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