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LAURENS, S. C. JANUARY 13, 1909.
TO ltK-OPEN OlSI'ENSAKY.
Cur rout report has it tlmt an effort
will 1)?' mad'* ai some time during tho
present bossIoh of tbo Logislaturo to
get a special Act through, which shall
provide lor the temporary ru-openlng
of the Laurens county dispensaries
lor the purpose of dis|i ising of the
Luge stock of "wet goous now on
hand. \Vo are pretty well assured
Hint such an effort will bo made; at
least the runic" is oi su ii? ient autle n
tlolty to warrant an expression of
opinion on the subject.
As all Laurens people know, tin"
County Hoard oi control for the dis
pensaries closed their doors during
the morning of Wednesday. November
Hie fourth, the day after the election.
This came just upon tbo heels of the
October purchases, when n large
stock of goods was bought, preparing
for the heavj fall trnlllc in liquor.
The law does not require the County
hoards to act as the Laurens Hoard
did; namely, to Close the business tit
once. It would have been legally per
missable to keep open the dispensaries
until tbo election was ofticially de
clared. In thai week's line', the sales
WOUld have been such as to leave a
very small stock on hand, if anything
ai all. Of course, tho County Hoard
had legal right to close our whiskey
shop when they did? they bad the
light to close it ai any time. The
law provides for iho disposal of dis
pensary goods, under circumstnuces
such as confronted, and now confront
the Laurens hoard. Ii Is allowed to
submit the stock in bids to other
Now. from what wo learn. Iho Lau
rens Hoard has boon unable to seil
the goods on band; and. it is desired
to re-open the "boozo shop'' for u few
days or weeks in order to retail the
enormous sioek of liquor, left on hand
after the peremptory net Ion of lite
Hoard. Whether or not the Hoard
Is responsible for the effort to got tin
special legislation, wo do not know;
nor. does that have any bearing on
In the liglu against the dispensary.
Tho Advertiser opposed iln- existence
of such an Institution for numbers of
reasons, among which was the fallacy,
from an economic standpoint, of rais
ing a revenue from our own people,
by Helling them such a non-wealth
producing commodity as liquor. For
the same reason it now opposes a re
opening, even for a short time. A
moment's reflection will convince any
one that the results attendant upon a
few days ol open doors will work
more harm to Laurens county, and a
greater financial loss, than to give
away the whole business, Hcsides,
the good people of Laurens do not
deserve to have such a "flood turned
loose oil them."
It seems to n.^ that the County
Hoard Is composed of sufllciontly as
tute business men to deal with this
Situation; in fact it strikes us that
the matter should have been disposed
Of long ere this. HeM is high, ami
there Is no necessity of continuing i:
longer. If the goods were advisedly
purchased, n small discount on the
wholesale price should make them
salable, ami result in but a small
financial loss, not much greater than
the rent now being paid to keep them.
?lust how iho members of tho Lnu
rens delegation stand on this matter
we do not know. However, we be
lieve Sonntor Whnrton ami Repre
sentative Sullivan will Oppose it; in
fact, we understand that such is their
position, We have no idea What will
bo the attitude of Representatives Irby
ami Hoyd. Hut we do hope they all
have the Interest of the county enough
at heart to at least not lead any such
movement. Ti.yea of the people
are upon our representatives and
their actions will 1?. watched with
mttCh interest and COUCOrn; indeed,
they are accountable to the people of
Laurens for their actions.
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Oood roads, belter schools, more
ofllclent teachers, and less bOOze- the
slogan for this year.
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Now hin enemies will howl, for Rd?
llor Homphlll ()r -phfl News and Cour?
lor has paid Judge Taft a Visit; such
rank heresy It Is for a democrat to
virdi a republican.
Tili: TILLMAN SCANDAL.
Tor the Sake of South Carolina, we
should have boon heartily glad had
Senator It. R. Tlllinan completely
cleared his skirtn and freed himself
of the Charges made by President
Roosevelt In his report on the secret
service to the Senate. Much as wo
disagree With tho life time policy uf
Tlllinan. for the sake of our i ??pre
sentation in the Council of the Na
tion, wo would that his reputation
might be without tarnish and his
name remain above reproach. Rut
mich can scarcely he. and even his
Dtaunchest friends and life-long ad
mirers must feel a keen disappoint
ment at his weak defense before the
Senate on .Monday.
A complete review of the case is
here impossible; but sullice it to say
that the President of the United
States has brought charges against
South Carolina's senior Senator to
the effect that the latter lied to the
Senate and. as a senator has used
Ills Intluolice for private gain in the
matter o!' the -Oregon land grab,"
submitting evidence in the form of
photographic exhibits of Senator
Tillmun's letters and telegrams bear
ing on the deal, together with hla
utterances in the Senate and his ef
forts to secure legislation which
would make possible his desired pur
chases. Senator Tillman is not
charged with any criminal act. which
ilu; Courts might handle?merely an
nbuso of his high and honorable of
fice, together with uttering a nefari
ous falsehood, in disclaiming any ef
fort to buy these lands In Oregon.
From a careful reading of the evi
dence submitted by the President, and
a studied perusal of Tillman's reply,
one cannot but sec tho strength of
the former and weakness of the latter.
Tillman did denounce Dorr, the land
agent, as a liar and swindler, knowing
full well that the young man had not
lied in advertising the fact that he.
Tillman. had "under taken" to pur
chase some of the lands. Tillman
slated to the Senate that the use of
his name was a fraud, and that he
had "not undertaken to purchase" any
of the lands in question. Mis own
telegrams and letters contradict that
utterance. As to his efforts to buy
iheso tracts, there was nothing wrong
or criminal about it. Hut why did
Tillman wish to conceal his private
deals? Isn't a senator permitted to
invest money legitimately for the pur
pose of Increasing his wealth? No
one denies it. Hut on the heels of
his "undertaking." the wily Senator
tries to secure this legislation which
will make a property secured for
about $3,000, worth about $30,000. lb
used his ofiice for personal gain, and
by falsehood to the Senate, ho ruined
the business reputation of a land
meat, causing the government to Is
Hie a fraud order against Dorr, with
holding his mail
As staled, while Senator TIlllUUU
has not been convicted of any crime,
lie nevertheless has lost in large de.
ijrco the unsullied reputation which
has heretofore been his throughout
'he cotintiy. He has handled the
truth recklessly and abused the trust
reposed in him. .No matter what tie
nature of his accuser, nor how prev
alent the practices of this abuse
'lies.- do not bear Upon the ease. That
rock-ribbed integrity in National af
fairs has been broken; that unques
tioned honesty has been sullied. S' n
Stor Tlllinan will henceforth appear
ill a different light to the people of
'.he United States; to the minds of
many in South Carolina he will re
main the same-- wholly good, or
"Good name in man or woman, dear
Is the immediate Jewel of their soul;;:
Who steals my purse, steals trash;
'tis something, nothing;
"I'was mine, 'tis his. and has been slave
Hut he that filches from mo my good
Hobs me of that which not enriches
\mi inakeos mo poor Indeed."
And so it is: a loose tongue and an
opportunity to work evil?and the lost
reputation. Senator Tillman branded
this young man Dorr as a liar and a
fraud; on the Moor of the Senate cham
ber, denounced him for using bis
'Senator Tillman's) name as an ad
vertisement. Dorr was justified in
so doing, for Senator Tillman bad
?made effort" to secure the Oregon
lumber lands. The published ac
counts of the Senators denunciation
ruined the young man's business pros,
pect. See the pathos oi it in the
following excerpts from a letter to the
The injury which Senator Tillman
did me. taking advantage of his Official
position, is almost Irreparable, and
win ho lifelong in its conseqoncos to
my bulsness prospects, and also to my
political future if I attempt at any
? hue to enter the field of politics.
?*In the Intorost of justice and of
fairness to mo, therefore, i urgentlj
request you to instruct tin- proper
authorities to forward me a Complete
<-opy of the inspector's report on the
ease, so that I may publish it and .?
recover my good repute nnd Iho re
spect or conikti nee of my clients and
TIlO cold neve arrived i.i ample
time to combat a hol (Air) wave
started up In ;i certain capital city
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llow'd you llko t<> b< tin coal man?
( nie n Set ere Ulnrl. 01' llroiicliitis
hj t'hiiniberltiius Cough itemed},
??on October 18th, last, my little
throe your old duughlor contracted ii
severe cold which resulted in bud case
of broncbltl?," says .Airs. NV. U. Gib'
son. Lexington, Ky. "She lost the
power of speech completely and was
a very si* I; child. Fortunately we
had boltlo of Chamberlain's Cough
Itemed} in the bouse nnd .nave it tu
her according lo the printed direc
tions. On the second day she was a
meat deal In id r, and on tin- iilih day,
October ?3rd, sho was entirely well of
her cold and bronchitis, which I At
tribute to this splendid medicine. i
rocommeud t hiunberluln'H Cough
Remody tnirosorvedly as I have found
it the surest, snfesl and quickost cure
tor colds, both for chtldrou nnd adults,
of any I hnvo 0VO1" used." For sale
by Laurens Drug Company.
THC Auditor' i Ullce will bo open
from tie' 1st daj ol January to th?> 20lll
day of February, IPO:), to make returns
of personal properly, and teal estate,
where any changes have boon made since
lost return for luxation in Laurcus.
For tho cotivonienco of ihe taxpayers,
the Auditor or his Deputy Will alle:..',
the following named places to receive
returns for said year, to-wit :
Ronno, January lith, from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Clinton, January 12th. from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Clinton Viiis, January 12th, from 5 p.
m. lo S p. in.
Lydia Mills. January III, horn !> a. m.
lo 12 m,
Mounlville, January llth, from 1" a.
m. lo 2 p. in.
Cross Hill. January l?lll, from 10 a.
in. to 2 p. m.
Waterloo, January 18th, from Ida m.
to 2 p. m
l>:-. W. 0. Thompson's, January 11Mb,
iroin 10 a. in. to 2 p. m.
.Martin's Store, January 20lh, from f?
a. in. to |2 m.
Dl'CWOrloil, January 20lll, from I |i ?
lo i p m.
Shurpc's Store, January 2lsl, from '.1.1
m to 12 m.
Princeton, January 21st, from 1 p in
to I p III.
Tumbling Shoals, January 22d, from
10 a in lo 2 |> 111.
D. I). Harris's. January 25th, from 10
a m to 2 p m.
Ahne,- llabb's, January 2<ith, from In
a m u> p mi.
V. A. White' ^January 21th, from 1"
a in to 2 p :n.
Cook's Slore, January 28th, from 10 a
in In 2 p in.
Stewart's store, January 20th, from in
a in to 2 p in.
Young's, January 30th, from l" a m
to 12 in.
Pleasant Mound. January .'lOlii, 2 p m
to I p ID.
I.anford, February 1st. from a in t<>
Ora. February 1. from 2 p m lo I p m.
Watts Miii, February 2. from 2 p m to
s p m.
All malo cilr/.ens betwoon llio ngos of
21 and 'in year.-, on llio 1st of January,
except those who are incapable of earn
ing a support from being malned or from
other causes, are deemed polls, Confed
erate veterans exocpiod.
All taxpayers tiro required lo give
Townships and N<>. i :' School District :
also stato whether property is situated
in town or country.
After Iho20th ot' Fobruary, ?'?i' per cent
penalty win be attached lor failure to
make ret urns.
c A. COWIOR,
Doc, 10, lUOis i,i. Auditor.
FOR ANY TIME I
St * die Raisin , Currants,
Citron, Shredded Almond.;,
Figs, Spicos, Bxtracts, etc.
for the cake Cluster Rai
sins, Cranberry Sauco, or
frosh Crnnborrios, Crape
Fruit, Oranges, Apples,
Bananas, Pineapple, .Ymi
ngu Crap all kinds of
Nuts, fresh Celory.
Chocolates and ahvr Con
fectioneries always kopt on
hand. Sec when you
want Loothsomo dnintios.
1 Bros. I
Sells same goods for less money,
will find what you want at
Red Iron Racket
Burns famous cut price depart
ment store is the place to buy your
goods, and save 15 to 35 per cent, of
Come, see for yourself that we sell same goods
for less money.
Five Kig Red
Laurens, Greenwood, Ander
son and Spartanburg, S. C.
:i in Augusta.Ga.
2 in Midvillo.Ga.
2 in Stillmore. Ga.
1 in Lauren !.s. C.
.". in Augusta.Ga.
? in Midvillo.Ga.
2 in Stillmore.(Ja.
1 in 1.aureus.S. C.
i wsaEmsMfimmfvmm trapw^ k .wk ?sc ?ws
WILL COMMENCE JAN. IS |
And "will last until all Winter Hoods arc sold. As 1 am overstocked and need the cash I ?i
have decided to sacrifice my stock of merchandise at retail ^
to the public. The stock consists of
Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Furnishings of every description.
It you never have- visited IHU PEOPLES' STORE you are cordially invited to come and a
inspect our stock and prices and you will he convinced that we have ?
no competition oil high-grade Jiierchamlise.
My PriCeS Have always been the LoWCSt
And will continue hereafter, as 1 do a wholesale and retail business and buy in large quan
tities, direct from the manufacturers, therefore I don't have to pay the middle
men's profits as mosl retail merchants do. It goes to y
the HOMES OF THE PEOPLE. 7
\ M. S??C )TNICK, Proprietor M. SPERLING, Manager ?
YOURS "TO SERVE,
The Peoples' Store
DIAMOND'S OI.l> STAND