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tininii of such a
lie could uol he
il. ami In' lias no
in Iiis Stand on lhi>
T\\\\\ vole for the dis
he bei loves i he cause
ami morality in Char
lies! aided by the roten -
IKlblic liquor shop. lie
n to his view, hut is his view
presenting n very pretty and
Me excuse for advocating the re
fn of the dispensary In Charleston
Fity. Dr. Jones, we believe, is off in
fne points of his argument, lie says
fiat "ideal prohibition should not ho
Confused with prohibition as a prncti
il means to this splendid end". Pro
hibition, we contend, is an end. not a
means; it is the condition sought lor:
not perfect prohibition, for none of us
holds that we can have absolute obe
dience to the prohibitive law in the
matter of alcoholic liquors, any more
than in the other prohibition laws.
Prohibit loa? Is an end; now, how can
WO liest attain that end? Dr. Jones
says by the retention of the dispensa
ry; that is exactly what one ('apt. M.
It. Tlllman argued in establishing the
state whiskey shop. Dr. Jones is just
now employing the same old argument
used some fourteen years ago. It was
preached all over the state that the
dispensary, with "proper regulations"
would minimize the sale of whiskey.
Has it done it? We have suffered It
for a boh I fourteen years, and all know
the result, whether they acknowledge
it or not.
Of course. Dr. Jones wants the sale
of whiskey stopped in Charleston, he
realizes its evil effect. Mut to say
"hold on lo the dispensary until i
proper sentiment is created for prohi
bition" is the weakness of his argu
ment, 'i'lm retention of the dlspen
Cth > ause ot temperance, it will not
?the' (ause of temperance, it w lllnot
r?!so the standard ;;; all. Further,
Dr. Jones admits the flagrant violation
in' the present dispensary law in Char
leston. Will ii 1> ? hotter enforced
tU xt y. -ii- and the wear after?
How Iwivo 'he other counties of the
SUMO miidv their prohibition laws of?
feotlVe? .Vot by retaining the dlspen
sflrl. -?. oeriaYjtiy; bin. by enacilnp a
law : gains) vvVhlskcy ami enforcing ii
to 'he best ()f\thelr ability. Tie-;,
look the slop. aiiM in (he effort to en
force iin? law. cneated
i.mi could linvi
Iwhai< >.,-i iiy holdini
\V!ial is the use of prolXihit inn speak
eis and workers golllg iutV Charleston
wh -a her newspapers aml\ preachers
Uphold the whiskey shOpTl What
ell" effort will amount \>. only
heaven know-. We guess 'l'h\ News
and Courier is right, and we co\
folks ought to leave Charleston
self and to the lender mercie
\ hit vs k i n ii \ fi(
In tho Clinton Chronicle of It
week appeared an article on the edij
torlal page, entitled "Clinton's i>h
grace", signed "J. P, ?'?'*. which w:
a severe arraignment of the town
Of Clinton because of Its pending
np.:?;nst I, H. Davidson and the
lurhbln, Newberry and Laufens
way Co.. for the recovery of oej
landVbordering the railroad on
Mr, Davidson has erected a warelJKouae.
The lands ai" claimed by the Jy own:
the railroad thinks It has <-\:i\am. We
i ave no * I i which Is valld.?
i no force
Bm that the
EVI "into this
HFs that it will
HKioek of "her
Myii will damage
Mrose local officers
l^^the town by this
in this particular
I^Kllicials have erred;
I^Kvc the claim estab
I^RourtS, they may fail.
Wb says i hey richly de
9W ha rdlj reason
wLyiho mayor and council
Wty, would bring an action
I^Vsome foundation for their
mm I f Ii heel's, be
Wfww Clinton has a claim to the
^m'm question, then it is not only
Wm right, but their duty to Instl
HP the suit; they owe it to the pub
HT that they serve. In fact If there
K a shadow of a claim, it should be
Ftnstltuted in order that the courts
may permanently settle the conten
"It (the suit i will certainly fail,
and it will be very much to the dis
credit of those lawyers who have con
sented to let their reputations he dam
aged by taking up such a shyster suit
as this" in t'.iis statement Mr. Jacobs
lets his wrath get the better of him.
The firm of Simpson. Coopei & Unbh
represent the town of Clinton in the
suit; Mr. Dahl), wo believe is ('Union's
city attorney. In the lirst place it is
this linn's duty to bring any suit au
thorized by the town: they may ad
viso against It. but when ordered so
lo do. it becomes their bonmlen duly
to V' ?? (ho action'. The courts arc
established to settle < as.-s where
there ;ire (wo sides, a contention, else
ill' re would be no IHVll l)f OOUI'ts or
judges. An attorney's duty is id
brill" Stilt, lei lite evidence he
brought out; the court will determine
the validity or invalidity of the claim.
The (Inn of Simpson, Cooper >'<i Unbh
happens lo !>>? very well established
in the matter or reputation, ami it
will scarcely suffer in this case.
Neither will it be damaged by the ac
cusation that the case In point is des
ignated ns a "shyster suit" by our
r- ? *
Two hundred working girls are out
on a strike in New York because they
were forbidden by the management to
gos.ip. Good for them! We glory
ii. their courage; let them light for
their undeniable prerogative?the
right to gossip.
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A man was arrested last week for
kissing his sweetheart on the bridge.
That's not where they used to kiss
them, so we guess he ought to have
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\\'e suggest a matrimonial alliance
between flie man who killed his wife
for playing the graphophone all the
lim'. ami the woman who shot her
husband because he had not spoken
to her in live years; and then, that
they both be awarded Carnegie med
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Our good friend. Miss Kslelki Sinoak.
editor of the Drnnchville Journal, has
forsaken the profession, and lor the
sake of a mere man. I!ui we wish
her much happiness, anyhow.
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The Uev. I.en .C. Rl'OUghtoll ought
to he happy Indeed: he has I.a called
four (Uff ereil I kinds, of liar that's a
distinction thai few enjoy.
The Newbevry Herald and News and
the Greenville News are agitating (he
mal tor of a chair ear service on (he
Cotisl l.ino between Charleston and
On nvllle, We are with you, broth
ers. All last Summer WO en
deavored lo get sonic ni l ions on this
matter asking for the service during
tho summer months at least. There
is .10 question as lo the need of such
a service; whether or not it will pay
is for the railroad to determine, hut
let M11 111 give It a fair trial.' Whether
or HOl the SOl'Vlce is due t'ae public
is ,0 he decided by the railroad com
mission! can we get thai committee
Interested? We understand that ibis
Clinrleston-Greenvllle run is the long
est in the lulled States without a
I'u.lnian or at least a chair ear ser
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In reporting Senator R, I). Smith's
fiech before the Farmers" union at
I urn bin Thursday, the Columbia
ite says: "The afternoon session
wns\concluded with an eloquent speech
by Ciilted Slates Senator 13. I). Smith,
along lines that are familiar to all
union men". Yes. he doubtless gave
them the snme old song ami dance,
with which j,e rode on the backs of
the farmers (nfo tne senate.
We am greflSiy indebted to IMitor
H?yt of the coi,mnia Record for an
automobile drive ,is, Saturday after
noon over the Tw N,0U(
from Columbia towa., cnmd0tl( This
HERE IS RELIEF FOR WOMEN.
If yoa have pains la the back, Urinary, Bladder
or Kidney trouble and want a certain, pleasant
herb relief from Women's Ills, try Mother Gray's
??AOSTKAL.IAN-I.KAir." It is a safe, reliable
regulator, and rellercs all Female Weaknesses,
Including Inflammation and olcerations. Mother
Uray's Australlan-I.mf in sold by Druggists or
eest by mall for SO cts. Hample sent KKKaV
Address, The Mother Gray Co., Le Boy, M.Y.
Is the road reoeatlj built by Super
visor Owens of Rio :!nnd county; It
is made of clay and sand, the best
combination possible. l'n<juestioaa
bly this is the finest stretch of road
In the state?"it is a road what is a
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% SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. j
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Wednesday afternoon the little
friends of Beaufort and Mary Cope
laud attended a taost oiljoyablo party
glvi n by them. The afternoon passed
only too .-non for the children. They
all took active part in the lawn games.
After these pleasures were over the
children wi re carried had; to the
beautiful lawn in front of tiie Cope
kind home and were served dainty re
freshments, consisting of ice cream
Miss Josie Sullivan was the charm
ing hostess to a number of her friends
on Tuesday afternoon in honor of her
fliest, Miss Juanita Wylie <>r Lancas
ter. The quests were received by
Miss Sullivan and wert1 ushered to a
magnificent bank of ferns ami nastur
tiums on which stood the punch howl,
presided over most gracefully by
Miss Sadie Sullivan ami Miss Donie
Counts. The guests were then es
corted to (he parlor and introduced
to .Miss Wylie. They were then hand
ed telegraph blanks with one of the
letters of the r.lpliilbct written on each
Itnd were asked In write a telegrutn
of tell words, each word beginning
with the letter on the blank. After
much fun the telegrams were collect
ed t,ud the Judge decided in favor of
Mrs K. Honey's telegram, for whic h
she was presented with a box of can
dy. The guest el honor was given
a set of v<dd pins, enameled in the
?Ol 'I' Illy design. Miss Sullivan was
assisted in serving by .Misses Sadie
Sullivan ami I loll it' Counts. I'lie
freshmeuts were ice cream and cake.
Those invited were: Misses Kli/.a
beth Shell. Annie Ulohey. WIIIIj Mae
Childless, Donie i'oiints. Annie and
Kdna Sitgrcnvcs, Ulla Mae Dial. He
lene Gray, I lose lie. Franks, Daisy Sul
livan. Josephine Puller, Mrs. s. 13,
Honey, 15nice Simmons ami 1.nolle
NOTICE Ol KI.KI TION.
stat" of South Carolina,
I iiiurens < 'ouni y.
Whereas petitions signed by more
than one-third of the (|liallfled elect
ors and free holders residing in the
Waterloo School District, Waterloo
Township, No. I,aureus Comity,
South Carolina, linking for an elec
tion on the question of Levying a Two
(21 Mill Tax upon property in said
School District to lie used for School
purposes have been tiled with the
County Hoard of Election, an election
Is hereby ordered upon said qr.eMiO'.l,
said election to be held on the 1 1th
day of August, l'.in?. at (he Oukvllle
School House, under the management
of the Trustees of the said School
Only such electors as return rpal
or personal property for taxation, and
win) exhibit their tax receipts and
registration certificates as required in
general elections shall be allowed to
Those favoring the Tax shall vote
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 remain
open until the hour of I in the after
noon, when they shall be closed ami
the ballots counted.
The Trustee's shall report the result
of said election to the County Auditor
within ten davs thereafter.
OKORO 10 L. PITTS.
l-2t. Co. Supt. of Education,
Our Mr. S. M. Wilkes haves this
week for the Northern Markets to
look over all the different lines and
buy an up-to-date line of llouse-Fur
nl.thing Coeds for cur Fall trade.
S. M. K- K. II. Wilkes K- Co.
IF YOU WANT
TIIE BEST FOR
pay jcash and j
trade at a cash
J. W. Payne
The Cash Grocer
Next Door t>> Palmetto I'ank.
PttONE. NO. 1*1
You will find here
the largest and
best line of Go
? With bodies in different designs, with umbrellas, upholstery <"
\ and runing gears in different colors, with the best quality of ?
5 ... 5
jj rubber tires.
The latest improved Foot Brakesand the best quality of ?
Springs. This is the largest and best line of adjustable Go=Carts ?
that you will find anywhere from S
which vou can select just what vou ?
want, and at prices that will be \
money saved for vou.
x Laurens Wholesale Grocery Co. 1
X _____ 31
R. C. Gray, Manager
We offer for this week one solid car
Liberty Mills best Pat=<?/C LZf\
ent Flour, per barrel *PU.t)V/
Corn per bushel
See us for best Grade
Hard and Soft Coal.
? Laurens Wholesale Grocery Co. \
^ R. C. ?ray, Hanager y
I \< I KSION T(l t II V Itl.KKTON.
('. \. A I,. W ill l ake Pleasure Seekers '
In Seashore Wednesday.
Wednesday, August lllh, 11 ? ?> Colum- |
bin. NVwIii'i ry Lumens Kail way will
run their Ural excursion to Charleston, i
giving their patrons an opportunity 10
visit the city |>y the Sen :n a very low
rate and to spemi n tiny ni the Isle ?<'?
Palms where they enn take n dip in
til.- sun" or enjoy the pleasure of the '
many ninusements provided on the
Island. The i*. s. Steamship "Solace"
will he in tii.? naval dry dock and this
will he your chance to gel a good look
over one of your I'ncle Sam's vessels. :
The round trip fare from Laurons
?will he $::.on. from Clinton $2.75.
Leaving here at 7 o'clock Wednesday
morning, the train will arrive in Char
leston at 3 p. m. making a short and
delightful trip. On the return trip
the train leaves Charleston at noon on
Friday the L'.th. For further In for- \
mation ?ee Agent (Jasijue or Write .).
f. Livingston, Columbia, s. c.
Lauren* Farmers in Columbia.
A* tbS recent meeting of the Stale
Farthers' union In Columbia, to which I
Messrs. I!. .1. (I. (furry mid .!. Wade An
derson went as delegates from Lau
retta, Mr. ?'. A. I'i i rin i?r I.ulnar was
elected president in succeed Mr. I!.
Harris. Mr 0. H. MoodWlti of l.au
reus was re-elected member of lite
executive commtitce for ibis dl?triot.
Meeting at Uetiiiiiiisi ( hurcli.
A series of revival services com
menced at the First Methodist church
of Ulis eity last Sunday night, con
tinuing (hrotigli this week. Uev. .1.
I > Croilt. pastor of the church IS
preaching at each service, every night
at 8:30, However. Presiding Klder
Duncan, who will he here at least on
Saturday for the regular quarterly
meeting, is being urged to come and
preach for the congregation on Friday
Saturday ami Sunday,
Not lee of Stockholders Meeting?
The Annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the Peoples Loan ti Ex
change Bank, Laarens. S. ('.. will he
held in the Office of the Hank, at Lau
rens. S. ('.. on TUesdayi August 24,
15)01), at lo O'clOf k a. m
W. A WAT^TS.
? ? W. Tl'NR,
10 VOTES ;
CR AT POPULAR TY CONTEST
I Vote for
(Not Good After August 23:
Tetter. Salt Rheun and frzema
A:<- cur<??l hy Clianiltori ilu's s.ilvt1 um rt|>;>lieA<
uv i i Sieve* liic 'telling an ! burning iwiiMvIom