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I.AURENS, S. C, DECEMBER 9. 1908.
Till: RACK r'OK GOVERNOR.
Following Immediately upon the an.
nouucemenl ot Mr. Foatherstone's
candidacy for governor in 1010. the
Hon. Richard I. Manning of Sumtor,
gave cmi n statemcnl to the effect that
he also would bo in the race for guber
natorial honors when the campaign
Mr. Manning declared that it was
too early to say what his platform
would bo. In all likelihood there will
he oilier entries in the race and the
coming contest promises to be inter
esting. Mr. ('oh- l. Illease of New
berry has already practically declared
himself and it is talked that lion. J.
Frn/.or Lyon will ahn run Some
think that I lull. John G. Richards and
Hon. Mendel L. smith will declare
their candidacies tat? r.
While some of these, it not all. are
Waiting to see the trend ot affairs,
and to ascertain the popular side. Mr.
Featberstotie. upon his belief in the
righteousness of statewide prohibi
tion, has declared his platform on the
liquor question and will make bis race
accordingly, .lust what stand he will
take on the other questions thai may
develop is not yet known; but the li
quor question Is still one of vital im
portance to the State of South Cam
Una. Mr. Featherstono's energies
have been employed tor several years
past in the accomplishment and ful
fillment of his ideas, by counties. lie
has worked and spoken all over the
Suite in the many counties where the
dispensaries were voted out. in behalf
of prohibition. Now he bolievos that
the time has come for the last and
greatest step in the matter; namely,
that the whole State vote out the li
quor business. Mr. Foatherstono has
been persistent in ins efforts and con
sistent in his endeavors to carry out
it is vividly recalled that lion. Rich
ard I. Manning was a strong advocate
of the state dispensary In the race
two years ago; just how he will dis
pose of this, we cannot say. The
people turned him down and elected
Ml', Ansel who opposed the dispen
sary; not because of any objection to
Mr. Manning, for he is an excellent
man. but because of his platform. Mr
Illease. should he fully decide to run.
will m>t figure very prominently in
the race. The possibilities of
Messrs. Lyon ami Richards depend
largely upon their records during the
Mr. Foatherstone's candidacy is the
logical outcome of the whiskey fight
that has been waging in the State for
the few years past. Kvents have so
Shaped thcmsevles that South Caro
lina can hardly do otherwise than vote
Statewide prohibiiioti in 1010. True,
there will be an effort to get a prohi
bition hill thnmeh the Legislature
I his next year. Wo doubt very much
the possibility of success in this ef
fort; We think the step unwise and
premature. On a matter of this kind
we believe the whole people of the
State should say; let the matter he
submitted in the general ??lection of
1010. Governor Ansel was elected
on a revorso-loeal option platform,
ami the majority of the Legislators
were elected on the present option
law. There seemed to he an unvoiced
understanding that the present law.
With such amending as the Legisla
ture might deem wise, should stand
throughout this administration Let
the law stand as it is ami then let the
people vote on the question.
* ? <.
A Law and Order League has been
organized for the county. We sin
cerely hope 11 h work will be of some
effect and tor the betterment of the
city ami count)
Of course the Charleston papers will
oppose the efforts for Statewide pro
hibition; they say it will not work In
Charleston. Put some how we have
a notion that Governor Foatherstono
would take a peep into the way law
is enforced in the City by the Sea.
* * *
So far as wo know Mr. Fenther
stone's candidacy has nothing to do
with the effort to pass a prohibition
hill through the Legislature next
year; his announcement was made
before the meeting in Columbia last
A LOVE LETTER.
Disclaiming at the very outset any
knowledge or experience whatsoever
concerning the gentle and wining art
of writing love letters, we wish to
state that the beautiful effusion re
produced below is from the pen of .
unotber. Hut so well does it express
our sentiments regarding a few of
our admirers that the use of it is Jus
ttiled. "They say" that love letters
are very effective sometimes, that
they produce pleasing results. So
mole it be! Here It Is:
"Dear daring delinquent! Our
precious subscriber in arrears! You
are SO shy! Do you think we have
sold out and gone? No, little sugar
plum, we could not get away If we
wanted lo. We are still at the same
old stand dishing out the news on
sweet promises and bright expecta
tions. They make an excellent diet,
darling, with n little pudding flavored
with a word of encouragement to
serve as desert. We are waiting and
watchbu for theo? our turtle dove.
We long to hear your gentle footsteps
on the stairway below and to hear
the ring of the happy dollaru within
our office. Dear ono. we feel unusu
ally sad and lonely without you. dear.
Now, little pie crust, will you come?
Do we hear you answer in a voice so
sweet and beguiling, 'I'm coining,' or
Is it only the winds that around our
odlce roar? Wo pause for further
And in this same connection we are
const rained to say with another:
"Lives of poor men oft remind us
honest toil don't stand a chance; the
more we work we leave behind us blg
ger patches in our pants. On our
pants once new and glossy now are
patches of different hue; all because
subscribers linger and won't pay up
what Is due. Then let us all be up
and doing; send in your mite be it
ever so small, or when the blasts of
winter strike us we shall have no
pants at all."--Dallas Now Era.
* * ?
St range isn't it! Laurens was a
dispensary town when the Conference
decided to meet here. Before the
time of convening arrived it was
closed. Now Abbeville is the only
dispensary town in this section of the
State and the Conference decides to
?_'n there next year. That's ri^ht.
good brethren, make 'em ashamed;
Abbeville may clean up before you
* * *
.lames Henry Rice, tho Auduhon
man. didn't llnd any unlawful feath
ers in the Charleston hats. Query:
are (he hats af Charleston fashion
* * *
Some of the newspapers seem to
think Laurens is completely devas
tated, especially in the fowl line
sine<> the Conference. Pshaw! It
never fazed us.
* * *
It is pretty safe to predict that the
majority of the Laurens delegation
will not vote for an iron-clad. State
wide prohibition law In the Legisla
ture next month.
M * *
A pretty young woman in Chicago is
advertising for a stenographer's posi
tion "where men won't worry her."
Let her come to Laurens where all the
young women, and all the stenogra
phers are pretty and she won't be
* * *
To make the question very pointed,
we would Inquire: "Where do the ne
groes around lit e get their cocaine?"
* * ?
'Tis passing strange that our visi
tors of last week, the Methodist min
isters, saw so much liquor In this city,
while everybody who lives her?! (those
who can seel knows the vast differ
ence between these and dispensary
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J, CHBNBY & CO.. Toledo. O.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J, Cheney for the last Ifj years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions, and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his (irm.
Walding, Kliman & Marvin.
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price, "flc.
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
Kino furniture for Masons.
The Masons of Laurens. members
of the Chapter. Council and both Blue
Lodges, are very proud, and justly so,
of their elegant new furniture re
cently installed. The order WAS
placed with S. M, & E. H. Wilkes &
Co., Of this city, for all the hall fur
nishings, paraphernalia and appurten
ances, necessary for the complete
Masonic out lit. The cost of these was
about $1,700; as It Is today, the Ma.
sonic hull is one of the bliest and
most elegantly furnished in the State.
Would Mortgage the Farm.
A farmer on ltuarl Route 2, Umpire,
Oa? W. A, Floyd by name, says:
"Bticklen's Arnica Salve cured the
two Worst sores I ever saw: one on
my hand and one on my leg. It is
worth more than Its weight in gold.
I WOUld not he without it If I had to
mortgage the farm to HfA lt." Only
26 cents at th? Palmetto Drug Compa
ny and the Laurens To ng rVoiiipany.
The Hooks ot the County Treasurer
will be open lor the collection of State,
County and commutation Road Taxes
for tiseal year, 1908, at tho Treasurer's
Office from Oct. 15th, to December
3ist, 1908. After December 2 ist one
percent, will be added; after January
31st, two per ccni. will be added; and
after February 28th, Bevon nor cent,
will be added till tho 15th day of
March, when tho Rooks will close'.
All persons owning property In
more than one township are requested
to ?-all for receipts in each of the.sev
eral townships in which the properly
Is located. This is Important, as
additional cost and penalty mil) bo
All able-bodied male citizens, be
tween thO ages of 21 and CO yoai's til
age. are liable to pay a poll tax of
$1.00, except old soldiers who tiro ex
empt at .">n years of age. Commuta
tion Road Tax $1.00 In lieu of road
duty. Road '<'nx to be paid by the
1st day Of .Mandl. 1009. Other taxes
to be paid at the time stated above.
Prompt attention will bo glvei'
those who wish to pay their Taxes
through the mail by check, money
Persons sending In lists of names to
be taken off are requested to Forwai 1
them early, always giving their town
ships, as the Treasurer is very busy
during the month of December.
The Tax levy is as follows:
State Tax . ?\<j mills.
Ordinary County Tax .... mills.
Special Raid road Tax .... M. mills.
Road Tax . IVfi mills.
Constitutional School Tax 3 mills.
Past Indebtedness . 1' ? mills.
Total . IG
I.aureus No. II . G
Trinity-Ridge No. I . I
Maddens No. 2 . 2
Narnle No. '?'< . 2
Dai ley's No. I . 2
Mills No. 5 . 2
Oak Qrove No. t; . 2
Youngs No. 2 . 3
Fountain I nil No. 3b .... 10
Lanford No. in . 2>
Ora No. 12. 2
Green Pond No. 1 . ::
Shlloh No. :: . 2
Gray Court-Owings No. 5. 2
Harksdalc No. Q . 2
Prim-ton No. I .
Tumbling Shoals No. ? . . 21
Brewerton No. 7 . ::
Sullivan Township Railroad
Ponds . :,
Waterloo No. II . 2
Mt. Gallagher No. i .
Bethlehem No. j . 2
F.kom No. :'. . 2
Mt. Pleasant No. y) . 2
Cross Hill Township.
Cross Hill No. 13 . :;
Cross Hill S. F. 2
Cross Hill No. 1. 2. ::. 1
High School .
I hinter Township.
Clinton No. .". . ::
Mountville No. n; . 2
.1. I). MO(
October 8, 1908 id.
' 1 mills.
For Rent ?Residence and forty acres
farm lam!, pasture etc. within city lim
its; place formerlyowned by Mrs. .1. \v.
Jones; South Harper St. I am away
greater part of time. Address lett< I's
to me at Laurens, s. c. r. d. Darling
Don't decide Ott what you will give
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Water Well Drillers
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Everybody uses water. A drill? d
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pure, cold and unfailing supply. Dug
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Fever is contracted from bad water.
A Keystone Drill will penetrate the
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drouth. It is safe,
There is more money in a Kcystono
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The State of South Carolina is send
ing off the approximate annual amount
of $3,000,000 in Life Insurance Premiums.
That amount, less a small proportion, goes
to the North and West each year for in
vestment, and in twenty years, including
interest, will amount to something like
This should not be. Keep your
premiums at home for the develop
ment of your own State. The best
way to do this is to have your life
insured in the
outfjeasitern TLitt 3fa?. Co.
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LAURt?NS, SOUTH CAROLINA.
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spect the many useful articles which we have for
Read the List.
A great line of Handkerchiefs in Cambric and Linen, in cmbroid
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A line lino silk Handkerchiefs and Mufflers 25c to
A great line of (Hoves, including all styles of kid for l adies and
Gentlemen; from $1.00 to .
A beautiful line of Ladies' Fancy Collars 25c and .
A nice assortment of Furs at Popular Prices.
A great line Wool Blankets $3.50 to
A line line of Comforts from *2.;"il> to
A great line while Quilts from $1.60 to
A Lady's Suit, Coat or Sliirt
Would make an appreciated present?sec our big
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In Overcoats of all styles $6.00 to $ls.0(i
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