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LAI WP.NS. S. C. SEPTEMBER 29. 1909.
1 HI I V KM'31 \ KUDU I'.
(1 was not such a Surprise alter all.
The comment In I .nitrons, during thy
progress of the trial, was almost uni
versally litis: "a It ich la ud Jur> Is not
to !. depended upon; anything ma>
happen when a eise L-> tried in C?
lumbla or Charleston", liven tlioitgh
II was not so surprising the people
Of South Carolina tiro bound to be
more or loss Hll?RK?ti tVl this? apparent
triumph of wrong.
Strnilge to say. and yet llol -o
Strange after all. llttu/e is n prevail
in:.' sentiment tltroitghonl this pan of
t*-.e con it try tin t Silk? i Jos. i'-. \Vyli ?j
a self-cbuvk'ied etliUlnal, allowed
to go free; limit lit run in. the loss er
of the two oD'en lots, one! i also :o go
Unpunished^ 'Iitrlnciplo is of
? nurse wrong, since Wylti>"s guilt ilot's
not clear Karnuni of hi nine nor
should it ckotnpi iitio iff paid '..meet.
I; ;i cjcai1 (list was proved tnutiiisi
I'm .iiim. I o should have boon con
vict (?tl. regitrdloss Of ihb disposition
of Wyllii's < a ??. Ami from thfl e> i
deuce, it s? >eihs Impossible to have
declared lite "boor king" bf Chnrlos
toti guiltl 'SSi Thai Itiohland
count 5' Jiiry has made :i iinitii
gotten in South Cai'o?na.
From (he standpoint of i1 us.' who
h ? ..i Incllm 1 lo applaud 'lhe Vvrdit'i I
Its ruid-nd. i; may l.o Siihj that thrtil
reo ;onliig, while fnulty as potttiod out;
Iti somewhat along tills line; WyII? 1
i.- the g're'nte'.r criminal of the two;
tlto state has Krauted him Immunity
in oider lo get bis testlmoil.V against
a whiskey drummer; Wylle has ~ot
ten J2S.0?0 in graft. I'arnntn lias sim
ply paid i>ni money In order to k>-i
business a iioeessit\ forced upon him
by the corruption of the state hoard;
Wylle has offentied the dignity of his
olllce ami Ute entire people of South
Carolina; If the greater thief is to uo
free, wiib his stealings In his pockets,
then the lesser thief should also uo
We ennuoi bill believe thai lite ver
dict is an outrage on the public and
a shame upon the county of Itlch
land, which had within its power the
administration of justice in behalf or
Ihc whol ? state. To our way of think
ing, the prosecution mad" out ;i clear
ease of bribery; the indues charge
was not calculated to prejudice in
favor of the defendant; the fatill was
Willi tile jury.
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Ml >T IM'MSH ? \ I.IK.
"if Attorney tieucral f.yon nol
presses the Indictments tigalusl .los.
11. Wylle, by reason of his turning
state's evidence againsl l-'nruuin, he
will thereby dig his own political
grave", remarked a citizen of I .aureus
las) l*iiil.'.\ :i!t. :? reading the pii'b
Informed as lb vvhai course i!i" pros
ecution v.i'A i ill ratio, or \vjibthbr pi|
hot Wylle will lie triedi I tut, \\ ?? do
say (hat If he. after the story bist
Thursday of all his transactions, is
allowed to go free, iin-i-'- |.4 something
radically wrong ^btnowiibro.
Was it necessary tor I he slat" to
"make a ti;;d ?" with Wyllb? And
hero we hog to re mailt (hat ibis tiling
of trading for evidence, prevalent
though the custom may be, never ?Iii
llppoal to as, This view may lie due
to I ho facl Hint wo cannol nl nil syln
paibi/e with (he nttltude or fooling
of turn thief who will "poach" on an
other in order to piireha.se bis own
The question has been asked wheth
er oi not the prosecution was aiming
Chiefly at the llqUOr dealers or the
state Officials'. We do not know, but
we hope It is the latter. Thea?! mem*
hers of the board are at the bottom
of rhe graft; ihey made it necessary,
according; to numberless .statements.
Tor the liquor dealers to "come across"
with Ilm bribes before any business
could be scoured; they wert- sworn
oflloers of the state, to truly and faith
fully transact the business of the
state, hut they broke the trust and
.defrauded the state.
The people in South Carolina have
the risht to demand the prosecution ;
of such a man as Wylle confesses
himself to be: for us. we believe that
the attorney general will meet the,
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THK LYCEUM (01/KSK S.
Some one remarked the other day
that it was u misfortune to have two
lyceum courses In the clt> this winter.
Not at all. We have too little of that
class of entertainment anyhow. Lau
rens ought to hav.tough people lit
it who can appreciate something more
thun a minstrel show or the "ten.
tweut, t hiits". to support these
The dates of Hie two courses do not
conflict anil the courses should both
be patronized. The opera house man
agement is endeavoring to secure some
decent attractions for ih ? < ity ahd the
effort should he upheld by lite people.
The city school library is sorely in
need of funds. ?n i I'rbf. .ion -.- has
taken in hand the difficult lusk of
managing a course litre for the beii
eiit of t'. ) library. Will tie- people
back' him i!''? lT remains to be seen.
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Attorney CS en era I Lyo'n's oalnpalgh
promise was to put stripes on the
ijrofters. What is the result of three
years in Office? I'.i;-: :::: an! Wylie.
two of the greatest oft >ndersi, judging
from facts from Urn > to rime ami evi
dence, 'it the recent trl'il. have gone
Itere Is the sltuatiop.! .*os. B. Wylie<
one-titue iii- ? dlre'.iit?i', liiVs gol
e\ idem*, u?? lS scot ? ' ? r liltd s'ill
holds on to thai Of course
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As yci .\e have rec iv il hp re
sponses to bur Invitatio:! for expres
sions lit mi the people nnd front the
members of ti. ? Laiirehs county dele
gntloti en the unitter ni lengthening
tiie i.Tin of olllee or ih?; county super
intendent of education, The invita
tion is again extended and the people
would like to know how the delegation
stand on the question.
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(>?.: nnother page appears nil article
signed by "Citizen" on the matter of
the Sullivan township bonds, to which
We call attention of the people. We
invite the views of Others on this imit
ier. It i> it theme worthy of a little
discussion jusl now.
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Plve dollars reward tor anj new nnd
original newspaper paragraph about
Cook nnd I Vary. Newberry Observer.
Co.d* has I Vary in n stew, (limine
I he live.
THK ISSl'K IN um?.
The Columbia correspondent io Tile
News ami Courier1 hiis Im ! a gikeal ilenl
lo .- i\ recently iibpul tie- prohibition
siiUni'.i n. in a number Pf sciuicditoriiil
: lit M
lev ! :,? htbitioll law
would !>.? bad In Uli hud a breach <>;
ih ? KllilCliioiil that Ii" s 'tiling of this
i 1 ? a ill rob some already-announced
candidates Of pintfoi ni or issue
upon which to make tie Campaign,
iihil others Who may announce later
anil "lhal ii may lie besi fpl' Ilms,- ad
vocates i.i htive thai Issue for a prl
The corn spotidcul gbi s on to say
in I. si Mondays issue of The. News
ami Cplti'h r that "sCV< nil newspapers
have reeenily suggested that Mr. ('.
c .I'Valliersloiio will he a candidate
for governor on (ho pari of the state
wide prohibitionists", The corre
spondent in so important a position
really should he informell on such
matters, hence wo lake pleasure in
gnying that some months ngO Mr.
Pcntherstoue formally announced his
candidacy in all the Important papers
of the state. In his announcement.
among other statements, was repented
his belief in statewide prohibition, a
belief that he has held for the past
twelve or more years.
"if the general assembly passes
Statewide prohibition then the goose
will have Vieeii killed, ami there will
be no statewide prohibition Issue on
Whlcll to go before the people." says
the dispatch, This refers to Mr.
Featherstone as well as to the other
advocates of the statewide law. imlg
Ing from the context. All we have to
St?/ in reply to this in that Mr. Feuth
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. H. E. Pitts of Poplar Springs
was in the city Monday.
Mr. .1. Henry Sprouse, for a number
of years :i popular sale-man here,
came down Monday from Iiis home in
Fairview to spend a few days, with
Mi.-s Olynthia lone., will entertain
the Mysterious Twenty-two *club this
Rev. ?>. !. Strlngfleid and Dr. \v. T,
berieu.x of Clreenvllle were guests of
Mr C !'.. Bo ho Monday afternoon and
night, on their way to the Baptist
Mis. Jas. 'I. Royd has returned to
the city after nti extended \:.?:; to
relatives in Virginia,
Miss Annie H?ft' l.o- Monday for
Mi.-s Glatlys Huff returned Monday
from a vi-ir to friends at Simpson
i>rover meney left yesteruny
for Charleston where he enters the
Son'.i Carolina Milit?r}1 Academy for
ti.'- coining session.
Mr. W. T. Neighbo 's au l si a R?bert,
of Clinton) route two, were ia the city
Monduy. calling at The Advertiser of
Mi.-.- Katherlne Ball ol Columbia
arrived in the city Wednesday to visit
her grandmother, Mrs. billza Ball. Her
father. Mr. W. \v, Ball accompanied
Iut here, leaving :?>:? Colatubkt Thurs
Mr. -I. F. Davis, a good Clinton
frier,' of 'I':. - Advertiser, was In the
city W?.Jn s lay.
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Dr. 1. S Full t* ilttS ??!.???!? d the Creep
vllle Female college for the current
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?d hy Mr. Alb.-;- W.
ltd '? ?ntligj when
mi c his friends
? lolbeit. DcMe counts. Sarah
habt/. Cora Arnistroi ?. Lillian Peter
son. I'cari Clurdy. Imogen:.* Wlikes,
VVi a:- '. IVoIx ".i Dorroh and Cath
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M'ss Pnniile Smith of Mountville
wits in City Tuesday on her way
Mrs. m. I.nmar Smith left Tuesday
for a visit relatives .n Spartanburg.
Mi.-s Jennie Youi ; <?:' Mountville
passed through the city Tuesday, en
roUte tij Tuenpati Where she wv111 teach
M.s. 10, S. tiiayer is seriously ill
at lie home of her SOU; Rev. W. K,
'"buyer on Main street.
There Is a case of dyphtherin, re
ported, at the I.aureus mills.
Mrs. Kate Coals of Helena is visiting
her sister, .Mrs. Krank Bishop.
Mr. 1. T. Balentine's new residence,
next door east ol Mr. A. R, Sullivan's
on Fast Main street. Is Hearing com
pletion and will make the vicinity of
th.- depot more attractive.
Mi.-s Mary Robertson and her
brother, Mr. W. C. I'. Robertson, spent
Sunday at Oray Court,
Mrs. Margaret Little of Tylersvlile.
accompanied by her granddaughter
little Miss I.uia I.idle. Is in Columbia
visiting her daughter, Mrs. J, (\ Phil
Miss Julia Simpson, aller a pleas
ant visit lo lor brother. Mi. K. I'.
Simpson and other relatives in ibis
city mid county, bdt Monday on route
lor her home in Pass Christian. Miss.
The hutily friends of Mrs. c. F. Oray
will be glad to b arn thai she is recov
ering from the fever which she has
had since lo r recent return from llen
ilersonvllle, X. ('.
Mr.-. \V. I.. Cray and son. William,
are in OrCenville this week, where
Hie hitler i being Ireiited for his eyes
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Mr. I?. A. Davis of Hie Davls-UopOl'
Co. Rift y.vd.-rday for NeW Vurk lo
buy an extra stock of Indies (toiil
suits and sweaters; Mi-. Davis will
be away for some time. I raveling in
the Interest of the houses be ro|irc*
erstoiii s many friends in the stale
would be very much disappointed if
they were forced to believe Him his
billy strength lay in bis position on
tb.e ll(|llor qiiOKtloii. Indeed, there are
many among bis admirers who regret
llilll this question must be a part of
the campaign. And yet. suppose the
legislature of fftlp sliotiid pass a stale*
Wido law; would (hill entirely elimi
nate the issue? Should not one who
is thoroughly in sympathy with tic
law. an advocate thereof, be elected
lo eilfOI'CO It, if that happens to he
Hie loading issue of the day?
Hut, he is a poor aspirant for Office
indeed, who is alive to but neue issue.
No man should be "run into Ofllco" on
just one little pet scheme. South Ca
rolina needs a man for governor who
has breadth of view, wisdom ami abil
ity with Which to meet the problems
that daily arise, and with courage ami
Conviction to enforce the law; she
needfl one who can cope with the ed
ucational and tax questions that now
appear so important. Mis friends
think that Mr. Featherstone is quali
fied to fill the office of governor ami
that bis claims in facing the people
will not be and are not narrowed by
one i.-.-ae. the whiskey question.
EVENTS AT CLINTON
j POINTEDLY iN?TEO
Dr. W. P. Jacobs Installed
COLLEGE BEGINS WORK
People of (Union Viani Xew School
Ituildiiivi Instc?J of Repairing
The Ohl Structure.
Clinton. Sept. 38. -The Presbyte
rian College of South Carolina opened
las' Wednesday morning with about
the usual attendance. Prof. Graham
and Prof. l.tgon were present for the
opening. They have both goue away
since. Mr. Graham to Hitvard( and Mr.
I.lgoa to Cornell, to pursue special
and tl e Revi ... R. Hobten will serve
us substitute professors this year.
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malty installed pastor of the Thorn
well Memorial church I .'.?? Sunday af
ternoon by a commission appointed
by Kuoree Presbytery. The Rev. ?'?
F. Jacobs presided and preached the
sermon: the Rev. s. P. Pulton gave
the charge to the pastor; a:iJ Mr. A.
A strong sentiment is formlos In
t!; * community In opposition to the
plan of altering and adding to the
present school building. An archi
tect lias been consulted by the trus
tees p.n I lie ii?w engaged prepar
cm ' ti> ' : I . . ?
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? Mr. I ? - : Jail
and Mr. I .el ex Copelaiul to 11. -' C|tti '.. i:
Mr. Will Davidson and Mr Robert
Owings to WoiYor.i: Miss tfee Wrlghl
?-> the Woman's college In Richmond;
Miss Kdit'.i Austin to Winthrop; Miss
P.osa Ralley to Columbia college; Dr.
C. II, Voting to th? Culvei'slty of Mary?
land: Mr. cjoli' H?yes, Mr. Kit Briggs
and Mr. Spurgebn Suutei I to the med
Ical school In Columbia university,
New York: Misses Marlon and P.mmie
McCrary. Ola Young, and Dorothy
Oweiis to the College for Women in
The sticht! calendar has b*on ui?
the pasr week. Oil Monday afternoon
at ti-.<> honte of Mrs. W. J. liailey the
Ladies' Missionary society held a :iu!>
lic meeting and presented an Interest
ing program after which they served
ten ?<nd sandwiches. On Tuesday
evening Miss Mary .lane Mansou gave
a delightful party in honor Of Miss
Cnssie Oliver an.I Miss Nell Benson
of Sparta n liu rg. On Thursday
afternoon Mrs. ,1. P. Little enter
tained at a large reception In honor
of her cousin. Miss Blanche Meadows
of Opelika, Alabama. On Friday af
ternoon Mrs. Ii. I.. Todd entertained
the members of the Actneon Hook
dub at a matrons' party. On Satur
day afternoon Miss Fronde Kennedy
entertained the Bazaar Fancy Work
club. This afternoon Miss Connie
Bailey entertains the Friendly Dozen.
Tomorrow afternoon the Children's
Booth committee of the Bazaar will
give n silver tea at the home of Mrs.
W. R. Owens. Last Friday evening
the Little Sun hen ins gave an oyster
supper for tin- building fund of tie
new Hnptlst church.
The civic league is having a curb
ing put around the public square and
will have the center of the square j
planted in grass. 'I he monument is j
to stand in the square on the Spot ]
where the public Well used to be.
Twenty-live dollars was added to the
monument fund by a turkey dinner
las) week. 1
The Lurid (.lew of Doom
was seen in the red face, hands and !
body nf the little son of II. M. Adams, j
of Henrietta. Pn. His awful plight !
from eczemii hail, for live years, delicti I
all remedies and bullied the hesl <!<.<?
lots, who said th" poisoned hl od had I
affected his lungs and nothing could i
rnvo him. "Hut." writes his mother,
"seven hollies of RlectrlC Hilters coin- j
plelely cured him." For Urn pilous,
Rczetiin. Salt Rheum, Sores and all
Blood Disorders ami Rheuinnllsm,
Khctrie Hitters is sUprClUe. Only f?Oc
Ounratitocd by Lnurens Drug Co; ami i
Palmetto Drug Co,
not Vltl.K St'XDAY SUR VI CH.
Hi. (.suasion Preaches Lnsl Sermon at J
Nevi Prospeol Iteforc Lenting.
It is always a pleasure for tiny one
to attend serviies at New Prospect
Church, but those who were there last
Sunday felt douhly repaid for lending I
their presence on this occasion. in
addition to a very instructive and im
pressive sermon, delivered by Dr. A.
h. Lang8ton, the congregation made
two rather notable contributions, con
sidering the number of members pres
N*?w Prospect though classed as one
of the smaller churches in the Lau
ruas association, has always been re
cognized as one of the loading church
es in the county when it comes to do
ing work ami holplng the various
causes fosterod by the Baptlsl denom
ination. Out on Sunday more was
given for the cause than had been
Contributed by this Ghitr?h on any situ- I
ilar occasion in a long time. Pre
ceding tin; preaching service the con
gregation held a conference for the
purpose of preparing its report to the
issociation win a sixty-one dollars w as
raised for tin' different objects which
it Is called upon to coutribute.
After tin' sermon by Dr. Lungston.
which was his last at this church be
to:.- iii., departure next month for
South America. .Mr. Thos. D. Drown
took the floor and made some perti
nent remarks In reference to this
young man of God who was reared ia
that section and was led into the light
ami unto salvation at this church.
Now he Is tihout to go forth as a
teacher ia a foreign Held in the effort
to i.-.i others into the light of Chris
tianity, in conclusion Mr. Dl'OWIl,
who Staads ready to lead in any wor
thy cause, suggested (but a collection
b ? tai: ui for the b (heilt of their young
brother; whereupon sixty-five dollars
was immediately raised for this pur
pose, making a tot id of $1 111 contribut
ed < :. otto Sabbath morning.
When this church was stroilg In
membership nS it once was. this
amount would not have been consid
ered a '. rge collection, but the raising
of these amounts menus that the i res
ent membership of this church are
proving their faith by their works,
an I for that reason last Sunday's ef
forts . ? v. u'tliy i:' mention.
May t:>' bid church which Is near
und d ??. . :.> many, always stand in the
front rank in the furtherance of the
noble cause it represents and may i:
8ro ?v and prosper.
C. A. l\
'T was it tji ri! ling ex perl -nee to M.v
' S< per ? i !??'?,. death. ??for years
- " ? : In - trouble gave me Intense
SttfterlUii." she write.-, -and se\eral
* Ui? ?- a arty cause?! my death. Ail
rentedl - fail i and doctors said I was
incnrabl >. Tin ii i?r. King's New i?is
Lovely brought quick relief ami a
cur-* sti permanent that I hijve: not
"> not nee?! troubled In twelve
yenrs." Mrs. Soper lives In Dig Pond,
>''? It works Woiiilers Iii Coughs and
<"o! |s goro lauigs, Heinorrhages, I.;,
DHpp*. Asthma, croup. Whooping
? ough and all Brottehlnl affections
?nd $1,00; Trial bottle free
Guarunt ed by l.aurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
What about protecting
your property against loss
! by lire. We have as good
I as the best in the way of
Laurens Fire In
C. W. McCRAVY, Mgr.
S ! i us this Week, we
will make prices very
For good Coffee see us,
for fine Tea see us, J
for fresh Vegetables
The Shakespearean event cf the season |
One time only Thursday Night Sept. 30th
J. E. Cline presents
and a company of unusual excellence i:i an elaborate pro
duction of Shakespeares delightful Comedy
Special Scenery Magnificent Costumes
Prices >:>c, :>0c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
Seats now on sale at
Dodson-Edwards Drug Co.
To trade elsewhere, ll w on't pav not. Our last inventory "'.?I
Angnst 12th, fit our lowest season, showed \w had \\>) %
difTerent kinds of merchandise. W'e keep anything our ?
customers call U>v. and the price is always right. We arc 'j&
offering just iloW: ii
i car Nellie King liest I'atcut lflottr, pel bbl. <?,.> ^ fj
i car Copyright " " 11 ,i " 6.25
1 car fine Table Salt, white sacks, pet sad; ' 6 >e c
1 car Seed <>iis, western red, per bushel 70c
loo bushels Seed < >ats, our own crop, u \ | bttshcl oOC
VVc ^cll 25 pound sack Granulated Sugar 1.40
We sell 8 pounds Roasted Coffee t.oo
We sell 2 pound rerolled bagging, per > it 1 04 5,c
We bave 30OO yards Simpson's Prints, all colors, yd. o6(2
We have $!.O00 Worth of |. k. OlT's Red Seal Shoes
which we are selling very close and we personally guar
antee every pair.
We gin cotton at $1.00 per bale straight. Wc pay
$1.00 per hundred foi cotton seed. We pay 2 Vjc t<> US
per pound for cattle. If you have killed the cow, bring
us the hide. We buy most anything. We sell most every
thing. What you don't see, call for it. We are very
likely to have it.
J. D. Culbertson
\ Madden, - South Carolina