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LAURENS, S. C. JULY 2$, 1909.
-now would iiKSU.s vim.:"
COL C. K. Henderson of Alkcil di
rects that question to "the chrisllnil
men of Alken county"' in a signed
communication to the A ikon Journal
and Rovlow. It is as follows:
"On August 17th will you vote as
"it's the homo and tho church, or
the county Whiskey shop. As a Chris
tian man for which do you stand?
"Does any Christian man in Alken
?county imagine for a moment that
Jesus Chi ist. the Son of Cod. the Sav
iour of all mankind, if in Alken on
the )7th of August, and was qualified
to vote, do you believe ho would vote
for whiskey? Answer this question
before you vote.
"Which do you value most. the
BOUls of men or a few more dollars
Regarding the Mrst of those "per
Bonil questions", as Col. Henderson
ci Iis them, wehave nothing to say as
to its, relevancy and its timeliness.
As a matter of fact, we believe tlrat
if men voted contrary to the interests
for which tie,-.- were prnylhg they
Would bo lit subjects lor the
asylum. Tho "houso would be di
vided against Itself"; it would he a
foolish procedure for a mun to pray
thai Smith might bo elected and then
.no voto for is.o.va. But, w guess
thai Col; Henderson Is hitting at the
hypocrites, who if asked to pray in
rSlinday-SChoVtl Would ?all down the
Iii es of heaven on tho dispensary, ami
then fco oul on the following Tuesday
and vote for Its retention. But, In
his petitions coincide pretty well with
?petitions coincide pretty well with
?what he he is daily striving for.
Oll his BOCOIl proposition, BS be
tween the home and church or the
?county whiskey shop, our friend is
sound?ho might hnvo added "citizen
ship" to his rifcht hand column of the
Hut the third question. "What
Would Jesus Do"? is the one that
surprises us. Col. Henderson is a
prominent figure in the largest de
nomination of the state, ami it may
he Ill-advised for us to criticize one
who stands so high in oh it roh Councils,
Put we honestly and firmly believe
that this kind of arguing simply hurts
the cause which it is intended to ben
efit. Not that we do not believe that
religion should he carried into every
day life: on the contrary, we have no
patience with a "Sunday" religion.
What holds our social structure in
tact is the little religion that does
get Into every day life; it is the foun
dation of society. Hut it is to the
question, "What Would Jesus Do"?
that we object. That Is not a correct
basis of Inquiry, to our mind; it is
impossible to answer. The Man of
Galilee is not a Citizen of South Car
olina; his mission on earth has been
finished. In his stead, the Holy Spirit
rules in tie- hearts of Christian men.
Col. Henderson might well ask the
Christian men of Alken to act accord
ing to the promptings of the Holy
Spirit; no dOUbt they will do so; if
not. then are they not Christians, but
hypocrites. It is not right to ask men
to vote as Jesus would vote; ask them
to vot?1 as they, men dominated by
/YhC spirit of Ood. conscientiously be
Yes, the whiskey question is a mor
al issue; but, it is no less an economic
question, More sound argument On
the latter and less wild harangi'lng
?on the llrst-namod will have heiter
effect. Show the VOtOrS Hmt even in
the matter Of taxes the dispensary is
n costly public- enterprise and that
prohibition Will reduce them: con
vince them that dispensary i'ovonue?
are keeping the poorer classes poor,
that it Is an unequal and unfair meth
od of raising revenue, and you will see
the results. Win their hearts, yes.
on the moral side of the Issue; but.
produce the facts and figures for their
minds. Don't carry an election by
a feverish sentiment, paraded by the
women and Children, the carrying of
banners nnd the singing of hymns
(that'fl the Atlanta spirit) I but pro
went facts'?then you win not suffer
Wo believe that In Laurens the
vcrnlo became convinced that Hie
?dl. nsnry business was not exactly
the kind that they wished to conduct:
that It was by no means elevating to
the youth of the land: that It was
the cause of much Immorality: that
It was a severe tax on the poor peo
ple; that It was not aiding the cause
of temperance; that it was not a fair
way of raising revenue; that i' was a
financial loss, and that taxes were not
reduced thereby- and they voted it
out. 'And we believe rurther, that
the people of Laurens have not re
gretted their action. They, great
numbers of them Christian men. voted
as they prayed ami decided for home,
citizenship ami church. As men. who
were facing a proposition of meat mo
ment, they voted as tiny conscien
tiously believed. We cannol say that
tiny voted as .l.-^tts would have voted
lind lie i,ei n in Lattrchs ( n November
II.- third, 190S.
si?ki i \i. < ;h ii is.
Kve-.y few week's we notice that pe
titions are made to the governor for
special terms ?>.' court h> try seme
particular case of more than usual
Importance. Generally the solicitor
i.^ hehlnd these petitions, bul bach of
this ofllcer are the Impntlenl and dis
trusting public. Wo se.? thai a spe
cial term has been asked in Colleton
to try Messervy, the slayer of Consta
ble Flshburno and Mr. .1. i>. Altinau.
Without ?tuestion this case is an Im
portant one; it appears to have been
a deed of diabolical lawlessness, ami
judging from tho facts in our posses
sion, should he punished to the limit
of the law.
Pait. the question In our mind is
why the special term of court? Why
should this particular man he sillggled
out and summarily tried for his life?
Why should h ? not he allowed the
the time that would fall to his lot if
the regular schedule should he car
ried out? Of COUI'se the answer is
that 'lie public demand i'. and tin
la v n?u<*i vi e way before tie- wave
of popular condemnation. It has
l)0eil SO lit many cases in South Caro
lina: the machinery <<f the law has
been renrrnu? ?<'. :<? gram a popular
clamor. Hut is it right?
W" hear of the law's delays, and
with good foundation. The courts
tiro Slow; the tactics of tile lawyers
retard justice. Vet all this may he
trtte enough, but still we cannot see
the reason for special courts, the
granting of which is a pritnn facie
admission that the regular machinery
of tho law is not adequate; it is n
rlelding to tho clamor of tho mob; it
confesses a fear of lynchlngs. it is
not right for the sake of the law.
nor is it fair to the alleged criminal,
lie stands trial while public sentiment
is at fever heat, and the mob on tho
point of an outbreak.
Its effect on the law. as law. is
bound to be bad since it confesses its
impotent e. What is the remedy?IiOt
the courts do such work, with such
justice and despatch, as will inspire
respect and confidence in the minds
>f the people and these calls for spe
cial terms will cease; let the judges
take in hand the court's affairs, when
lurlos and lawyers shirk or dilly
dally, and the effect will soon he felt,
In the editorial columns of the I'n
ion Progress a paragraph Is begun:
"The editor of Prog1*088 is anxious to
get lull ami something more.
Hut that much Is sufficient.
Why Oo Klsawhere!
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Don't neod repaint for 10 to 1.". years.
Dosides it cost one third less for
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(Eradicating the Wild Onion.
Tho office of farm management,
('nil sd States department of agricul
ture, has now ready for distribution
a circular giving a detailed discus
sion of the wild onion problem and
outlining a plan wherobj the pest can
he exterminated. This circular will
be sent tree to any person request
Dowel ( omplnint in Children.
Wnen six months old the little
daughter of i". N. Downy, a well*
known merchant of AgUOWvlllo, Va.,
had i.n attack of cholera infantum,
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with perfect confidence. When re
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importance when a medicine must be
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Laurens Drug Co.
Pound Sunday morninc near Epis
copal church, one pair of spectacles.
Owner may claim same a- Advertiser
bfflce by paying for this adv.
Notice I hereby forbid any one to
trespass on my plnc<> In any manner
whatsoever, if caught doing so win
prose.eute to extent of law. .1. N.
Wright, Laurens. S. C. r.2 2l
DTOOOLA. was turning toward
the liouse when the widow
Wllloughby camo through the
y - J wicker gate to tho left of the
parsonage, carrying bunting for tbo
Social, She was followed by Miss Per- j
kins with a bucket of pickles, which
Mandy promptly placed on top of Mrs.
Kherson's Ice cream. Tho women ex
plained that they bad come to put the
finishing touches to the decorations.
If anything was needed to Increase
Mnndy's dislike of the widow it was
Mrs. Wllloughby was greatly wor
ried because her children had not been
home since the afternoon school ses
sion. Upon hearing that they were J
with Tolly she plainly showed her dis
pleasure, and Dowlas dispatched
Mandy for them. She saw that her
implied distrust <>.' Colly had annoyed
him, and she was about to apologize
when two of the deacons arrived on
the scene, also carrying baskets and
parcels for the social.
Stn>m; led the way. He always led
tho way and always told Kherson
what to think. They had been talking
excitedly as they neared the parson
age. for Strong disapproved of tho re
cent changes which the pastor had
made In tie church service. He and
Douglas had clashed more than ouco
Kineo tho baseball argument, and the
deacon had realized more and more
that ho had met a will quite as strong
as I.is own. Ills failure to bend tho
parson to his way of thinking was
making hint Irritable ami taking his
mind from his bu dnoss.
"Can you beat that!" he would ex
claim cs he turned away from some
disagreement with Douglas, his temper
ru:'.'.(d for tho day.
1'ol'y wes utterly unconscious of tha
nnfr! >ndly glances cast in her direction
as she came running Into the garden
lending the widow's two children.
She nodded gnyly to .jul'a strong, who
was coming through the gate, then
hurried to Mrs. Wllloughby, bogging
that the children be allowed to remain
a little longer. She was making up a
new game, she saiil. and needed Willie
?u d Jennie for the set.
"My children do not play In promis
cuous games," said the widow Icily.
"Oh, but this isn't pro-pro-pro"?
Polly stammered. "It's a new game.
You put two hero, and two here,
"1 don't care to know." The widow
turned awny and pretended to talk to
"(Hil" gasped Polly, stunned by the
She stood with bowed head In the
?enter of the circle. The blood flew
from her cheeks; then she turned to go.
Douglas stepped quickly to her side.
"Walt a minute." he said. Sho
paused. All eyes wore turned upon
them. "Is this a game that grownups
"Why, yes. of course."
"Oocd! Then I II make up your set.
I need a little amusement Just now.
Excuse me." ho added, turning to tho
deacons. Then he ran with her out
through the trees.
The deacons and the women stared
at eneh other, aghast.
"Well, what do you think of that?"
said Mrs. Wllloughby as the flying
skirts of the girl and the black figure
of the man disappeared up tho path.
"I think It's sonndalous. If you are
talking to me." said Miss l'erktns.
"The Idea of a full grown parson
a ninnln' off to play children's games
with a circus ridln' girl!"
"Sho Isn't such a child." sneered
"It's enough to make folks talk," put
In Mrs. Wllloughby, with a sly look
at t be deacons.
"An' mo awaltln' to discuss the new
church service," bellowed Strong.
"Ami me awaiting to give him Mrs.
Kherson's menHngo." piped Kherson.
"The church bore all this In slleneo
so long as that girl was sick," snapped
Miss Perkins. "Hut now she's perfect
ly well and still a hanging on. No
wonder folks are talking."
"Who's lalkln'?" thundered Strong.
"Didn't you know?" Bl in pored Mrs.
Wllloughby, not knowing hers6lf nor
earing so long as the suspicion grew.
"Know what?" yelled the excited
deacon. Mrs. Wllloughby llotnidored.
Miss Perkins rushed Into the breach.
"Well. If 1 was dein <ni of (his church
if Booms to mo i d know something
about what's going on in 11."
"What Is goln' on?" shrieked the
now desperate dem on.
The women looked at him pityingly,
?xchanged knowing glances. then
Phook their heads at tils hopeless stu
Strong was not accustomed to crit
icism. He prided himself upon his
BCUteneSS and wnn, atx>ve all, vain
about his connection with the church
He looked from one woman to the oth
er. He was seething with helpless
rage. The little deacon nt his side
coughed nervously. Strong's pent up
wr**ith exploded. "Why didn't you tell
nie, Kherson, that people was a-talk
In'?" ho roared In the frightened mail's
Kherson spattered and stammered,
but nothing definite camo of the
sounds; so STro?g again turned to Miss
"What Is goln' on?" In? deuinnded.
The spinster shrugged her shoulders
nnd lifted her eye* heavenward, know
ing thai nothing could so madden the
ileacon as tins mysterious Inference of
things t< o terrible to mention. She
was right. Strong uttered n desperate
"Hah!" and began pacing up and down
the garden with reckless strides.
Mrs. Wllloughby watched him with
".V;/ children do not ploy tu promlseti
uus y(lines," sultl the widow ice';/.
secret QeTlgbl," fiml when lie came Vo
a halt she wriggled to his side with
"What could folks say?" she nskod.
"A minister and a young circus jrlrl
living here like this with no one to"?
She found no words at this point, nnd
Strong, now thoroughly roused, de
clared that the congregation should
have no further cause for gossip and
went out quickly in search of Douglas.
When Strong was gone Klverson
looked at the set faces of the women
nnd attempted a weak apology for the
"Whal1? fTnit?n the pastor asked In a
low. steady voice.
"Wo don't like some of the things
that an? goiu' on hero, nod I want i<>
talk to you about "oiu."
"Very well, but see if you cau't talk
In a lower key."
"Never mind about the key!" shout
ed Strong angrily.
"But I do mind." Something In his
eyes mndo tho deacon lower his voice.
"Wo want to know how much longer
that girl Is goln' to stay here."
'?Indeed: And w hy':" Tin? color was
leaving Douglas' face and his jaw was
becoming very square.
"BecttUSO she's been here long
"I don't auro.? with you there."
"Well, It don't make in? difference
whether you do or not. She's it to
"Co?" eehoe.i Douglas.
"Yes. sir-e In b. We've made up our
minds to that."
"And who do you mean by 'we:'"
"The members of this congregation,"
replied Strong Impatiently.
"Am I to understand that you ore
speaking for them:" There was a
de.-p frown between the young pas
tor's eyes. He was beginning to be
"Yes, nnd as deacon or this church."
"Then as deacon of this church you
tell the congregation for me that that
Is my affair."
"Your affair." shouted Strong, "when
Hint ?Irl is IIvin' under the church's
roof, eotln' the church's bread!"
".lust one moment! You don't quite
understand. I am minister of this
church, and for that position I receive
or am supposed to receive a salary to
live on and this parsonage, rent free,
to live In. Any guests that I may have
here are my guests and not quests of
the church, Bememher that, please."
There was an embarrassing silence.
The deacons recalled that the pastor's
salary was slightly in arrears. Klver
son coughed meekly. Strong started.
"You keep out of tii!s. Klverson!" he
cried. "I'm rutiuln' this affair, and 1
ain't forget I In' my duty nor the par
"1 shall endeavor to do my duty as
I 800 it." answered Douglas, turning
away and dismissing the mailer.
"Your duty is to your church," thun
"You're rigid about that, Deacon
Stroii','." answered Douglas, wheeling
about sharply, "ami my duty to tho
church is reason enough for my acting
exactly as 1 am doing in this case."
"Is your duty to t!.hureb the only
reason yon keep that girl here'/"
"No; there are other reasons."
"1 thought so."
"You've heard her story?you must
"LOIWY SAKKSI I !>ll>X'T KNOW DAT."
pastor. "T Hur?? sny I lie y?TFbg man
I WAS very lonely very?before nhe
?*I?onely!" snapped Miss Perkins.
??Well, If he was lonely I didn't know
Tlio donenn excused himself nerv
ou'!y nnd wont to join Strong,
Tin? women gathered tip their bunt'
Ings nnd retired with bland smiles to
!'u? Sunday school room, fooling that
they lind accomplished enough for tho
lime in ing.
Strong nnd Kherson crossed the
I yard, still In son roll of tho pnstor.
They turned nt tho sound of fluttering
leaves nnd behold Douglas, lint I ess,
tearing down the path, strong en I led
to him. but Douglas dnrtod nulckly be
hind the hedgo, The deacons looked nt
one another In speechless nsfoiilsh
ment. Presently the slleneo was
broken by the distant voice of Polly
counting from one to a hundred. The
?ecret was out! The pastor, a lender
of the ehureh, was playing bide and
"Mr. DotlglflSI" shouted Strong when
bis breath had returned.
"HUSll, hush!" whispered Douglas,
looking over the hedge, He peeped
cautiously about him, then eatne to
ward the men with a sigh of relief.
"It's nil right. She has gone tb? other
"It'll be a good thing for you If she
never comes back," said Strong, nnd
Douglas' quick ear caught an unpleas
ant in unlng in bis tone.
have TteariT. STIe'was left wTlli me "by
an old flown who bolon,, d In the cir
cus where she worked. Before be died
ho naked me to look afler her. She
has no one eis??. I shall certainly do
"That was when she was hurt. She's
Well now and able to go haeu when?
she came from. DO you expect us to
have our young folks assoelatln" with
a circus rhlln' girl?"
"So. that's It!" cried the pastor, with
a pitying look. "You think this child.
Is unfit for your homes because she
was once in n circus. For some rea
son circus to you spells crime. Von
call yourself a Christian, Deacon
Strong, and yet you Insist that I send
a good, Innocent girl back to a life
Which you say Is sinful. I'm ashamed
of J'OU, Strong I'm ashamed of you!"
"That talk don't do no good with
me!" roared strong. He was desperate
at being accused of an un-Chrlstian at
"1 ain't nskln' you to send her back
to the circus. I don't care wliere you
send her. (let her away from here;
"Not so long ns she wishes to stay."
"You won't'.'" Strong saw that he
must try a new attack. He came close
to Douglas and spoke with a marked
insinuation. "If you was a friend to
the girl, you wouldn't want the whol ?
congregation a-polulln' lingers at her."
"What do you mennV"
"I mean that you're llvln' hero alone
To be continued.
Insurance Monrf hi South Carolina.
Statistics gathered by ti.e insurance
Press Indicate that the death claims
paid In Sot:;!! Carolina during 1908
by life Insurance companies amounted
to 52,700.000. The amounts paid In
the principal towns are as follows:
Charleston, $275,499; Columbia, $129,
::7S: Greenville, $100,818; Laurens,
$93,000; Spartanburg, $91,065; Rock
inn. $S1,10S; Greenwood, $06,531;
I'iiion, $59,265; Darlington, $56,012;
Abbeville, $53,400; Anderson. $48,000;
Sumter, $39.231; Ninety-Six. $37.000;
Cheraw, $37.000; Camden, $36,788;
Yorkvllle. $36,390; Mayesvllle. $36,246;
Dillon. $36,000; Fort Mill, $32,550 Sil
ver Street. $32,250; Halle Cold Mine.,
$30.000; Helton. $29,500; l.amar. $22,
500; Newberry, $22.500; ('bester. $49,
.".72: Florence. $18.000; Plckens, $15,
000; Bennettsville, 14.sr.r,.
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M> i n 1 t?l Kl.F.t i IDS.
State of South Carolina.
Whereas petitions signed by more
than one-third of the qualified elect
ors and free holders residing in the
Waterloo School District. Waterloo
Township. No. 4, Laurens County,
South Carolina, uskillg for an elec
tion on the question of Levying a Two
t21 Mill Tax upon property In said
School District to he used for Schoo!
purposes have been tiled with the
County Hoard of Flection, an election
is hereby ordered upon said question,
said election to be held on the Hist
day of July, 1909, at the Center Point
School House, under the management
of the Trustees of said school dis
Only such electors as return real or
personal property for taxation, and
who exhibit their tax receipts and reg
istration certificates as required in
general elections shall be allowed to
Those favoring the Tax shall voto
a ballot containing the word "Yes"
written or printed thereon; those
against the Tax shall vote a ballot
containing the word "No" written or
Polls shall open at the hour of 7
o'clock In the forenoon and hemain
open until the hour of I in the after
noon, when they shall be c losed and
the ballots counted.
The Trustees shall report the result
of sold election to the County Auditor
within ten days thereafter.
CIROROE L. PITTS,
County Supt. of Education.
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