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LAURENS, S. C. JANUARY (?. 1900.
TO KL (ONsil>EIIKl>.
When the Legislature convenes this
month (he question of statewide uro
hlbltion or the continuance of the
present local option law will he
brought before that august body for
consideration and probably for llliiil
disposition. Say what they will, the
newspapers of Ibe Slate, even those
who are protending to he unconcern
cd and trying indirectly to shove aside
the question, are forced to recognize
the growth of the prohibition sontl
inont ami the likelihood of such a
law heiug enacted at an early dale.
The News and Courier is 'silting
up ami taking notico," so groat lias
become the pressure, ii is booming
really alarmed and H ies to dismiss the
subject hy calling us prohlbitionsts
"names." Some time ago there arose
a discussion in The News and Courier
between Senators Otis of Cherokee
and Chrlstensou of Ueauforl as to the
ever-present whiskey quest ion. Moth
these public men are striving toward
the same end. but by differing meth
ods: both want prohibition. The
editor of The Advertiser "butted III'
to the above mentioned discussion,
giving what ho considered the bosl
way of settling tho question, lie said:
"Why mil let the whole people ol
South Carolina speak on this question
ami he done with it? While I am op
posed lo Hie passage of a Statewide
prohibition hill by the (ienerat Assem
bly, and am at the same time in favor
ol' the present option law for " years
more. I do earnestly advocate submit
ting the question to the people in tin
general election of 1010. Let the
Voters of the State say whether or not
they want Statewide prohibition; if
SO, then let the Slate of South Caro
lina enforce the law. That is pl'ilC
tIcnblc, and it is democratIc.
The News and Courier. 1 know, fa
vors the present option law as against
Statew ide prohibit ion.holding that (be
former is a Democratic measure while
..ic latter would not be. Hut that
brings up He- question of what con
stitutes a municipality, a five. self,
governing territory, or What is a
"Democratic unit." If I may use the
term. Is it a county? or Is the State
a sulhciently small territory to live
under the same laws on great moral
and economic matters like the whis
key t rathe 7 | hCllcVC that, on the
liquor question, South Carolina should
enact a law for the whole Slate, and.
of course. I think that this law should
be against the manufacture and sale
of all alcoholic liquors. And. in my
humble judgment, the safe, t, surest
and quickest way to do this Is to make
a vigorous Stale campaign and let the
people get behind the disposition of
the mailer, lot I hem he responsible
for It?not the Legislature.
"With Senator CliristCltSCII I do not
think it wise to force, this year al
least, a prohibition law on all the
counties, and with Senator Otts I be
IIOVO that tho law. if it is good for
Cherokee ami Laurens. is good for
every other (outity in the Slate; op
posed to the methods of both, I am
among those advocates for Statewide
prohibition who want lee question
submitted to the people in a general
This is our idea of how the matter
should be disposed of: lei the whole
people say. Senator Chl'IstOUSOIl re
plied in a most excellent argument
On' above letter, to which the writer
very much wished to make a brief
reply in order to clear up one or two
points, hut our friend The News end
Courier, in an editorial article ruled
him out of its columns by branding
him along with other prohibitionists,
as crazy. Crack-brained, extreme,
Without reason, just plain ordinary
fool, so to speak. Nevertheless, we
siiii contend that "tho whole poplo
of the S(n(e should decide the ques
When tin- Legislature convenes we
hOpe the Statewide prohibition bill
will be killed. Such a law would
be far more effective with the voto of
(be whole people behind it.
? * ?
The Northern methods of "high
HnanC6" have become quite conta
Happy New Year to nil our readers..
The Advertiser wishes lor all its
rrlotlds. tho happiest, most prosperous
year in all their lives.
t + ?
Tho Anti-Saloon league meets I?'rl
day in Spartanburg tor the purpose
of discussing the advisability of Intro- .
ducing a prohibition bill In the next
session of the legislature. Here's
hoping they will abandon fin; idea,
let the people ?beide the matter.
* * *
Our friend The News and Courier
is devoting much HpllCQ in decrying
tlx- good of prohibition in neighbor
lug titles and States. We feel en
eouraged, since The News ami Courier
is becoming alarmed.
* ? *
"Near agents" are the immediate
menace to the prohibition rule in
* * ?
An excellent resolution for Laurens
county would he a determination to
have the county roads in better shape
than they were last year. If some
of our people do.not have a care tin y
will lose their rural routes.
* ':? *
Yes. we ate really beginning i<> be
a city, even though some smart alcck
still perpetrates country jokes when
the postolllce lobby is crowded.
Some Southern people have rcallv
learned had manners when it comes
lo making big deals in slocks.
"The Dark Corner" has had a good
sale in Laurens; it is well worth any
one's time to read; it should result
in much good.
KKV. MIL Til AY Kit IN GREENVILLE.
Delivers hloquciit Sermon tu .Moun
tain City .Masons.
As noted in Tho Advertiser two
weeks ago. Uev. W. K Thayer. pastor
of tho First Baptist church, had ac
cepted an invitation to preach a spec
ial sermon to the Greenville command
er.V of Knights Templars on Sunday.
Dec. L'Tth, Saint .John's Day, as known
and celebrated by the .Masonic frater
nity, Following is an account of Mr
Thayer's sermon on this occasion, as
sent out from Greenville to The State:
One of the most forceful and oto
ipiently delivered sermons which has
ever been delivered In this city was
that of Rev. W. 15, Thayer of Laurens
to the Greenville conunandery of
Knights Templars Sunday evening.
Mr. Thayer is himself a member of the
order and his sermon indicated that
ho is a worthy member. There were
a large number of knights presont,
who attended the services in full dress
uniform, and this corps, with the con
gregation, listened intently for 10 min
utes to the able discourse. Mr. Thayer
spoke of tho high honor and pleasure
he Ich in being invited to speak to tho
knights, and mentioned that the res
ponsibility was even greater than this
keen pleasure. lie began by quoting
from the Holy Scripture an excerpt
from Caul, in which he enjoined them
lo "war a good war." He dwelt upon
the necessity of warring a good war:
that this is the principle upon which
I he banner under which the knights'
light is founded. He dwelt at length
Upon tin- preparation of the members
of the order when they were Inducted
into knighthood, using as an example
the ancient methods of inducting a
knight Into knighthood, or of knight
ing him. He told with emphasis of
(he trials by faith and of the great
tribulation which all knights must ex
perience in order to beco.no knights.
These, and many more, he counted as
the costs, and he stated that it meant
a great cost, hut the reward was great.
Speaking further, Mr. Thayer. in a
masterful manner, told his bearers of
the enemy, who, be said, was to be
considered. We must all know the
strength of the enemy, the force which
out swords is to combat, lie spoke of
the many tights the Christian kniaht
iiad to undergo and experience. lie
apoko feelingly of the exemplification
of the true Christian knight in the
valiant order of Knights Templars,
and dwell upon the great principle of
this worthy fraternity. "In hoc signo
rlnces," he said. "Is the principle un
der Which you wield your sword."
Speaking at length upon the equip
ment of the knight lo tight the battles
of life he enjoined upon his hearers to
put on the; "whole armor Ol God," and
lo carry out the great teachings they
learn in their order He spoke of the
physical qualifications of the applicant
for Masonic honors and degrees. lie
said that those were great, hut that the
members of the order should maintain
more regard for the moral qualifica
tions- for those are the qualifications
which count. It is the thing which
makes a man, and the knight should
be slow to accept a man who is mor
ally degenerate, who has no regard for
the right and who does not live a life
Which should entitle him to the hon
ors of knighthood. He closed with
a plea for "the upholding of the prin
ciples of the sword."
Mr. Thayer. who is well known here
made many more friends by his mag
nificent sermon. The sermon was
delivered in the Tlaptisi church.
Farewell to 1908
She has flown away on the Fleeting white wings of time.
We are writing you these few lines at the close of what has
been the mo it eventful year in the commercial history of the country, to
express to our gratitude for the favors you have shown to us and
which has ena.. 3 us to make this the <'Banner Year", having increased
our sales over an previous one. The accomplishment of this magnificent
result can only be attributed to the Great Bargains which we have of
fered to the trade and I want to assure you that the same liberal and
broad policy of selling the Same goods for less money will always be
continued. You have seen the result in the past.
Our motto for 12 years has, is and will be to sell same goods
10 to 35 per cent, less than any other first-class houses ask for the
same goods. These are the kind of values that lift the name and fame of
the Red Iron Racket beyond the reach of combined competition. Our mas- M
tery in bargain giving is the source of our leadership. This business
has grown and expanded into 5 STORES. 3 LAURENS, 1 GREENWOOD, 1 SPAR
TANBURG and 1 ANDERSON, S. C. All Selling Same Goods for Less Money.
There is no pause here. Can't afford to stand still. The
business must keep moving. That's our idea of modern merchandising.
How to maintain the standard of merchandise and keep prices at a match
lessly low point that's our all the time try, and we are succeeding_suc
ceeding as never before. A greater volume of sales than ever is the
practical response to energetic effort. We v/ant your business. Our bid
for your business is backed by our ability to sell the same goods at
lower prices. We rest our case squarely on that claim. We "will," we
are, fighting the battle for lower prices and we want your help in win
ning this battle. The bigger the volume of business we do, the lower the
prices will go. Fall in line today. Join the big army and you will win
10 to 35 per cent, of the hard earned money you spend.
With best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year and with
We beg to remain
RED IRON RACK ET
derson, S. C.
IM NTKH IbTKAb CASK UHU I i>.
Notable Lauren* Criminal Case lieft re
Ilia SuiiroiiM* Court.
Tuesday's State contained tin.- follow
ing notice of a celebrated caso which
has roached its final tribunal:
In the supreme court yostovdny arg
uments were heard in the cure of the
State VS. <i. Wash Ii unter, who lias
been sentenced to eight year .' impris
onment for manslaughter. In some re
spects the ease is one of the most re
markable In lie- criminal courts in the
State in several yeaiv.
Hunter killed ftlbei'1 K. Copotahd In
July, 190G, and on first trial was con*
victed of manslaughter. A now trial
was obtained) however, and in tho ne:ct
three trials the juries failed to agree.
Finally n change of venue was obtained
to Greenwood county and a verdict of
guilty of manslaughter was obtained
by the State.
Yesterday in the supreme COUl't arg
uments on a motion to amend to appeal
were made hy tho Solicitor. This mo
tion was refused, but the supreme court
will take notice of the proceedings in
the former trial which affected this
amendment. Tho case itself was then
taken up and argued, and a decision
will he rondcrcd later by tho court.
Hunter was present during tho argu
ments, being out on bail,pending decis
ion of tho court, He come.; of a good
family and was distantly related to
Copeland, The row commenced over a
game; of cards and Hunter claimed self
defense when lie shot Copolund.
lion. c. c. Poatherstone,of Laurons,
filled tho morning hour of service at the
A. It. I*. church in this city on last Sun
day. He W?S heard by an attentive au
dience, ins theme being prohibition,
Nowborry Herald and News,
ff in 1.1 Of a Cooking St OVO lie sun
to : 00 onr lim* of fittOkS Dial are nitttXa
Of the bosl quality of material in dif
ferent styles and sizes. Sold only by
8. M. ? B. II. Wilkes & Co.
"Tito frontest period for fino rugs,"
said an authority, "was known ns the
(lino of 'Sullmnn llio Magnificent' or
'Siilimnn Ihe Great,' about tin* reign of
Queen Elizabeth, Whon tlie fine arts
ftoui'lsllCtl nil over Europe. I think
from Ihi^ comes (ho statement that
'such nnd Stich it rug dates from th??
time of Solomon,' givitiK an erroneous
Impression ns to llio antiquity of the
nrtiele, nlthougli I suppose tlio nntnes
ate the same."
A famous piece of rug, for which a
fn bit Ions sum was pnl? by (ho Purls
museum, has boon ascribed to the
"tiii'.t* of King Solomon." It Is a small
quarter of a silk rug picked up on n
Nile boat by a woman who wns nl
Irncled by its benuly and pocullnrlly.
She sold it In New York lor $10. The
denier laier disposed of it for $150.
The last owner thought It worth Avlille
to scikI pnrt <>f it (o Constantinople to
bo appraised, and (here It sold for
SI,.".00 to j) person from whom the.
Paris museum l)OUglll It nt many (lines
this price. It is easy to tell handmade
oriental 1'UgS. Their patterns show
upon (lie back in the knots, which is
not (lie case In rugs made by machin
ery, and (hey are self fringed and have
a grayer surface.--New York World.
Racing In Ancient Rom?.
Am sieht Homo nnd its racing and its
popular und well paid jockeys. Retting
ran high, and the excitement of tb*
people ovor Ihe races nnd their favor
ite color frequently led to bloodshed.
Caligula- he who made a consul of his
horse passed most of bis time rioting
with the charioteers. The circus was
the place for the racing. Tho largest
Of llietn, the Circus Muxtmu*, about
21 000 foot long, could accommodate
?iso.ooo spectators. Seven times tvas it
necessary to roco round tho spinn, o
low stone wall miming down tbe een
1er of the circus. The jockeys drove 1a
n light chariot?usually four In ?ach
nice?und wore close fitting tunics and
leather cups of distinguishing colors,
't hat the profession watt a paying on*
we learn from nuclont WTMers, monoy
prizes nnd wages bel?g paid. Tho
Jockey CresceOS at the age *?f twenty
two had amaasod a fortune, und Dio
des, the klug of Jockeys, left to bis aon
more thun 11,000,000.
0. A. If. lo Meet Friday.
The Henry Laurens Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion will meet with Mrs. 15. L. ('lardy,
on Laurel Htreet, on Friday afternoon,
January the 8th, at 3:30 o'clock,
No Cure, No I'm. is a Most CcilCl'OMS ;
To Ret an antisoptlc .strong enough]
to kill c atarrh germs and not destroy I
the tissues of tlx* membrane at the,
same time, has boon a problem which
was neve r solved until the discovery '
of llyomel I pronounced lllgb-o-me). ;
llyomel is prepared from eucnlyp* I
tils, the most powerful yet healing an
lisoptlc known. Rrcnlho it through,
the inhaler over the Inflamed ami germ
ridden membrane four or five times
a day. and in a lew days the germs
The Inllnined condition will go. too.
and the snuffing, hawking ami offen
sive- breath, and the discharge of mu
cous and crusts in the nose will cease.
Then why should any catarrh suffr
01" hesitate, when the L?ntens Drug
Company has suc h faith in llyomol I
that he offers lo return your money
ifa ft er a fair trial Ityomol docs not
a complete llyomel outlll, Including
the inhaler. costs $1.00, and extra bot
tles, if afterwards needed, cost but *?0
cents. llyomel also cures asthma,
croup, sore throat. Coughs, cohls or
You* money Sack if it don't. Give im
mediate relief front herwtbui'n, sour slotn
och, Stomach (' itrcss ntltl sick hoadaciie.
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Prompt attention given to nil business.
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If you nrc m need of a nice Monu
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prices, See me.
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