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LAURENS, S. C, NOVEMBER 18. 1908.
IH.OOIM.'IT I I I MISS.
Barely is the entire country so stir
rod over the killing of a man its over
the shooting of Fdltor Carmnck, of
the Nashville Tciiuessnu last Tuesday.
The prominence of the dead man and
the slayers, the causes of the shooting
and the contingent principles involved
in the nffnll'i and where BUCh course
of redress will bad to, If pursued
have occasioned universally wide
From the conlllctlng accounts of the
shooting we gather that Col. CoO|Jei\
who is a prominent leader in State
politics, together with his son. Itobin
left home on Tuesday morning with
the purpose <u meeting Rdltor Cur
mack on the streets, precipitating an
encounter, and slaying him; this, be
cause of sarcastic, even caustic editor-'
lal comments about the political ac
tions of Col. Cooper in the recent gu
bernatorial campaign. The meeting
took place on the streets of Nashville,
und as Kdltor Carmnck bad his bat in
Iiis right hand, raised to salute a lad)
friend. Robin Cooper shot him down
iu>t however, before Mr. Carmnck drew
his pistol and slightly wounded you 111
Cooper, did the unfortunate editor far
to i he ground.
Wo have read various opinions o'
this far-famed tragedy, some holdin;
thai Col. Cooper had just provocatioi
and that such an ? dllor should be kill
ed; others that if Kditor Carmnck hat
exceeded Iiis bounds in newspaper et il
ieistn there was adequate remedy to
the offended politician, at law. T<
our mind the question of Jlistillcatioi
and BUfttcicnt provocation is ruled on,
of court. The lau holds that no words
are sufficient provocation for homi
cide. The great fact of tnan-killinc
overshadows the causes assigned fn
the deed. From hlood-gtlilI illesr .
good Lord deliver us! No man ha
tho I'lgllt to take the life of a fellow
man, except to preserve his own. Sine,
earliest childhood, the writer has hat
an abiding horror of man-killing; th
aw fulness of it that a soul be huiiei
forth into eternity, without warnini
and without preparation. The dlvlm
law and the law of the land condeiui
the act of Col. Cooper and his son.
The law of the land! Aye. Iber,
it is; the murderers of kali tor Rdwarc1
W. Carmnck bad no fear of the law o
the land. So ninny murders linvi
gone unavenged, so many murderer:
have been unpunished, and particular
ly in the state of Tennessee, that thcsi
men trusted in the non-onforootnei,i
of the law to net awa> unpunished
The law has been laughed at tnanv
times in Tennessee: these men laugh
ed at it. They are very close friendt
with Governor Patterson, by whom
Carmnck was defeated a few month*
ago. Nothing but rigid enforcement
of the law will prevent such inurdori
as that Of Carmnck, He was murder
ed; bis brilliant career brought to i
sudden close, through proinedltated
Hut some will inquire: if an CdltOl
Is not kilbd occasionally, what will
deter them in vicious attacks upon
individuals': a newspaper Is, In on<
regard, a public institution, with nil
obligation to the public, in the con
duct of public affairs, it has not only
the privilege, but it Is duty hound, to
speak out. for or Rgaiusl any measures
or men concerned. Public men. b)
becoming public IU0U, permit thoil
records ami their acts to beCOlllO pub
lic property, and an editor Is Under
obligation to the public to point out
such things as the public lias a right
to know ; those things that have any
bearing Whatsoever on the public good
Hut an editor does sometimes allow
his personal feelings to direct his
course, and he is lead into error. For
unjust Criticism, Iho Injured have re
dress in the courts: no editorial utter
ances will ever lustily the killing of
an editor. 1.01 the people hold news
papers in strict obedience to the laws,
and the fear of libel suits will be- effec
tive! let the people fear the laws
against murder and fewer editors will
Shame on lie- News and Coill'lor! II
wauls KOOSOVeil Olccted to the Senate,
simply that Hen Till man might "get
at him." Amazing cruelty in our con
temporary! Want's to sie Hen Tin
num on poor Teddy.
MB. C. D. It AK KS DALE.
Thoro arc some public olllcers that
the people usually take very little Into
account; there are some parts in the
political machinery of our government
thai are little thought of, but of vast
importance -such tin one is lite chair
man of the county board of canvassers.
Or election commissioners, as gener
lint a moment's reflection will con
vince one that the duties of this oflice
are indeed taxing, while they continue,
and of vast importance. The prelim
inaries of an election, if a legal elec
tion be desired, are many and tedious;
a thousand details to be noted and ex
ecuted, a failure in one of which might
nullify the vote or at least cause con
fusion. We might repeat that elec
tion commissioners ?vre very Important
olllcialu, and particularly the chair
man, for (be major part of the work
falls on him.
Mr. l\ l>. Harksdale was this year
appointed by Governor Ansel as chair
man of the commission. The elections
have been held, the most important
to this county being on the dispensary
question, over which .Mr. Harksdale's
jurisdiction extended. So far as it
now appears there is not a single Ir
regularity or failure to comply with
the law in the conduct of affairs by
Mr. Harksdale. It seems that every
detail was carefully thought out and
executed by him; this became more
evident in the testimony of the four
teen managers at the bearing last
Thursday. Mr. Harksdale's one idea
seemed to be that a proper and legal
election, so far as bis duties extended,
should be held. And then, on last
Thursday it was gratifying to every
body to witness the business-like con
duct that characterized the hearing,
when a contest was entered. There
was a Clear demonstration of "purity
in politic:." which some did not think
It is a matter of general comment
here, how the election was conducted,
much praise being accorded the com
missioners and especially Mr. Harks
dale. The Advertiser adds its voice
to the general chorus and extends
* * *
I Hit LAW AND ORDP.R.
In another column appears a call
front representative citizens upon the
people of the county to come together
on Salesday in December for the pur
pose of organizing a Law and Order
league. Every township and every
Community should be represented at
the meeting; it Is of vast importance
and will mean much for the future ol
As pointed out. the burden of work
yet remains. One battle for temper
ance has been won; the lighting Is not
ended. There will be SO me difficulty
in enforcing the prohibition law, es
pecially In view of certain contaminat
ing influences at work, if the people
want a well-enforced law let them sei
to it, Thai is the purpose of the Law
and Older league. The officials will
do their utmost, we feel sure, but they
will be impotent unless the people are
back of them. They should be sup
ported, hence the necessity of an or
It will take a little while to get ac
customed to the new order of things.
For years I..aureus has had till tin
whiskey it wanted; the sudden change
may make a few sneeze, and create
some little disturbance. Any revolu
tion will do that. Hut when every
thing is re adjusted there w ill be much
less whiskey consumed, ami Condition?
will he far better. The friends of the
law should not be discouraged by the
number of violations that will certain
ly come. It will take time to convert
a whiskey-drinking, whiskey-selling
county into a reasonably temperate
and prohibition territory.
* ? *
Special Judge Sehtuupert evidently
thought he was making a "grand stand
! play" in Spnrlanhurg last Week when
he ordered the militia out of the court
room, and expressed his surprise at
their presence. Hut the courageous
judge took good care to keep the sol
diers pretty close at hand, until John
11 by w as taken to Columbia.
* * *
Prohibition met its Waterloo?only
* o *
Editor Li Sum visited Atlanta, but
his name attracted little attention.
See definition of "Atlanta Spirit".
? * ?
Out in Texas a few days ago. a wo
man married a newspaper editor by
the name of Cash and a name was
all she got.
* ? *
Dear readers, we direct your at
tention to that effusion in another
Column by the Branch Vllle Journal.
It is a piece that pass'eth all under
standing among no-re men. We had
Contemplated a short dissertation on
the fashions and styles, but nay. verily.
In acknowledged defeat we retire and
await further expressions from the
Journal ami from the "editor-in-chief"
of the I'll ion Tillies.
* ? *
The News ami Courier did a good
Ihing for Itself when Robert Lalhan
was made city editor. There is not
a better nevvHpaper man in the State
than Lathan. Here's good luck to
To the Spartanburg .lournal: wo
have no "red noses" in Laurent); tho
two-weeks' drought hat cured the few
that were here.
Wo are just now finding out why
Editor Wallace is always "throwing
off" on .lacks township. lie was born
there, and made the mistake of his life
by removing to Newborry. since ihen
he has always fell like kicking him
self; prevented from this because of
anatomical restrictions lie has taken
out his spite on Jacks.
"There is a tide in the affairs of
men" that has stopped flowing in >. u
Tho dispensary mot its tragic death
on Tuesday, November the third at the
hands of I .-ISO voters: an Inquest over
the deceased was held Tuesday Ihe
tenth: Thursday tho twelfth it was
embalmed. Funeral notice and mimes
of pall-hearers later.
Attorney ('. |\ Situs of Spltrlailburg
should have remained for the after
noon sossion of the bearing last Th irs
day: he would have been enlightened
on some points of law. and consider
ably edified by the lucid expounding of
the constitution by Mr. Peathcrstone
Elsewhere in litis issue la a com
munication from "Citizen" in behalf
of a strict enforcement of tho prohi
bition law. The points raised, an
well taken. There are many who will
do all they can to make tho lavs II
farce; they would rejoice in its fail
ure. Let this truth be improscd upon
the people right now. al the dawn of
this new era in Lnurcns county: tin
effectiveness <>i' our prohibition lav
will be in just such a degree ns the
people desire ii. If you don't wan!
prohibition why did you vote for It?
Now it is strictly up to yon t? gel
what you want and what you voted for.
You have expressed your sentiments
on whiskey selling; now put those
sentiments into effective practice.
This distressing disease results
from a disordered condition of the
stomach, and can he cured by takinj
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. (.lei a tree sample ai the
Laurens Drug Company's drugstore
and try it.
The State of South Carolin:?.
County of I.annuls.
In the Conn of Common Pleas.
Thos. I'. Wler and deo. II. Wlor, Plain
Lou B. Wler, et al. Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree of the Court in
the above stated case, I will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder, at
Laurens. C. II.. S. C . on Ralesday in
December next, being Monday the Tib
day of the month, during the legal
hours for such sales, the following
described property to wit:
The Prnther tract, situate in the
County and State above named, con
taining Two Hundred and seventy
(270) acres, more or less, and boundou]
by lands of w. ll. McCravy. Tom
Owens. Duncan place, lands of .1. T.
Hell, the Long place, the Home place,
und lands of Dr. IS, I'. Taylor, and
Also the Long plat e, containing Six
Hundred and Fifty (?f>0) acres, more
or less and bounded by lands of I. T.
Bell, Byrd Brick House place, lands of
Ceo. a. Copetand, J. L. Plimey, T. .1.
Neighbors, Mrs. Wm. Finney, Taylor
Adair. .1. M. I'ills. and others, and ly
ing on both sides of Duncan's creek.
The above two tract-: of land wlil be
divided up into several tracts and
plats of same can be seen a! the
Clerk s office.
Terms of Sale: One-half Cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months .rein
date of sale, the credit portion to be
paid twelve months from date of sale,
the credit portion to be secured by
bond and mortgage of the purchaser
over the said premises, boating legal
interest from dale, with leave to pur
chaser to pay bis entire bid in cash.
Purchaser to pay for papers. If the
terms of sale are no; compiled With,
the land to be resold Oil same or some
subsequent Sab sdny on sane- tc-. m ,
at risk of former purchaser,
JOHN F. BOLT,
c. c. c. P. & c. s.. Laurons, s. c.
Datd. this November 10. 1!"'^.
Slate of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
a. X. Brailllett, Individually mid in his
own right, ami as administrator of
the estate of A. \\\ Brnmlctl, d> -
ceased. Plaintiff, Agniiisl Nannie
f. ?ramlett, et al. defendants.
Pursuant to a decree in tills a 'ion.
I will sell at public outcry, at Laurens
Court House. S. ('. on Salosda.V in
December, 1008, the 7th day of the
month, within the lognl hours of sale.
Ihe followilg described tract of land,
to wit :
All that piece, parcel or trat; of
land, lying, being and situate in [.au
reus county. S. ('.. Containing one acre
more or ICH?, in the city of Laurens.
on South Harper Hlreet, bounded by
ltd of land of L. < . Anderson on Ihe
North, ami Harper street on the Hast,
on the SOUth by lot of Llldfl Nelson,
on tin- West by land formerly belong
ing to H. M, Cnllie known as ,!!.? A
W. Ur?mien Place. Whereon i located
the dwOllllg bouse.
Terms of Sale: ('? h. Purchaser
to pay lor pnpors, if purchaser i ill
to comply with his bid the properlj to
be resold al the risk of the former
d. G, Thompson,
November hah, 10(18,
Aw l'glj Corner.
At the corner Of Sullivan ami Wesl
Main streets the paving work la. of a
necessity, Vory unsightly. This was
made so because Mr. M. s. Bailey of
Clinton, who owns the block where
te candy kitchen is located, claims the
land lying in right angle from down
Sullivan street, whereas the building
is not thus situate. Mr. Balte} serv
ed the city with notice not to pave in
such a manner as to destroy this right
angle lay of the land, hence the ugly
I Every Time |
You arc reminded that just such a I
disaster is liable at any limo to j
overtake your property.
You Can Protect
Against such a loss for a very small
amount of money. Give us a
chance to demonstrate to
you the economy and
desirability of out
j E. ii. WILKES & SON
General Insurance, Slocksand
1 .aureus. S. C.
ilk (I in News XotOS.
Ekom, Nov. ID;?Tho healtli of *tho
community Is now vory ood. Mi-.-.
Ii, Ii. Pluson hoti boon light sick for
Mr, ?Idoob llurton died ;,t bis homo
boro last night, llio 15th. lie was a
faithful and bravo soldier for his coun
try, Ii' was about 75 years of age,
i His wife, who was a Miss Hulley. sur
vives him; she is blind and has our
, di ejiesl sympathy in her bereavement.
Wo are bavin;.!; a good prnyorilieoting
j in the settlement every Sunday night;
it Was al the home of Mr. I.. C. ('; i
: orison I..si Sunday night.
Mrs. .Icnilio Hamilton spout last
week with hor brother, Mr. Wat!" thil
borbion", near Poplar Spring! cliurch.
On Partial Payments.
small amount down and a little each
month will Boon
Buy a Diamond
'ou will have it paid for before you
know it, and with the money you
would have thrown away.
'ou know the quality and the weight
of the Diamond yoji buy from us.
Wo oil the best and at rea
sonably low prices.
I< l! n ? iliniri Ivo in Ute world, It will pot
iilvtl tutQ cuts, burnt, old pores, ectetna 'euer,
salt rheum .mil all skin diseased.
Found ot Last
a cure for Kczcma. Mrs. Charles Blanchardoi
k h...<?.-!|'Y. \. 1'.. , writ: ?-. tli.it sl.c had sultcrcil l.>r
many \ea>; with iM* tenlbla disease and had trietl
remedy alter remedy for It, but could not find a
run-, until nhe was advised to try Bloodin? Oint
ment, and |a Ii r y" "? surprise one liox healed tip
nearly all ot the old i.tu, ami the second box
completely cured Ik.i 5^. a box by mail.
Rl iodine I:. 'er rills ilmc Constipation, 15c. a
DR. B. F. P0SEY,
Laurens, S. 0.
I uSasidown I
This is the name given to a boy's extra heavy weight A*
black, ribbed cotton hose manufactured in the northwest. ?k[
l-'oi strength and durability the makers arc so confident of w
5' meeting with public endorsement that on every i>air is ^
69 attached their address. The price is 25c. ^2
@ Ladies' fine Ribbed Cotton Ilose, also the plain "Bur
son" seamless. Both the make- arc 25c Ihc pair.
U*) Missis and Children's, all si/.es and grades, runninj
(ft) from 10c to 51 ?c.
Wool llose for Ladies and Children.
Ladies' Wool Underwear in separate pieces. Out
fa sizes in heavy bleached cotton fleece lined, an excellent ?
dft article at 50c.
?fc A special in ladies1 regular sizes bleached cotton Vests
a \ at >.s cents.
ft Zephyr Goods
Knit Underskirts, a complete line of Shawls, Scarfs
IW. G. WILSON & COMPANY %
The Game Season is now on
(;rxs: guns: (;i ns:
Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Guns at prices from $10. 00 to $50*00, Best selec
tion we ever had on hand. Also
Single-Barrel (kins of all Makes.
Special bargains on 100 Single-Barrel Remingtons, usual price %8, We offer them
for Car load of shells. Winchester und u. m. C.
blael; and Smoheless Powder,
BROOKS Sc JONES
"EverytHing in Hardware.*'