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LAURENS, S. (%, AUGUST 8. IM*
FEATHERSTONE AND HIS RECORD
The opponents of prohibition center
their flro on Featherstono/. fThal
means that they regard Featherstone
nr. the only prohibition candidate hav
ing n chance of election and llml
Hyatt and Richards are out of the
ru/nnlng. The estimate Is correct.
The fight on Featherstone Is based
on a charge of inconsistency. Here
are the facts. Featherstone has been
a prohibitionist nil his life. In 1898
ho came within 3.500 votes o*- less of
election as governor, having been forc
ed into the race, against a State dis
pensary candidate. Ho continued to
?work for prohibition without asking
for office. In i dot he advised the pro
hibitionists as a matter of tactics not
to press for State-wide prohibition
at that time, the state dispensary
having just been abolished. The
smoke of thai fight bad not cleared. It
seemed to Pentherstone that imme
diate advance would be Impolitic; be
thought that public sentiment was not
prepared for it. lie urged that pro.
hlbitlonists utilize to the fullest the
advantage Rained through the local
option law. capturing all the territory
possible at thai time, always declaring
thai state-wldo prohibition was the
goal not to be abandoned. In 1000
a vote In wot counties expelled the
liquor traffic from all save six coun
ties, In live of which the aggregate
majority for county dispensaries was
about 1,000. Even In Rlchland the
county dispensary won by only 112
Voles in a total of about 3,000.
The tremendous and sweeping vic
tories of prohibition in the "wet" coun
ties in August 1909 appeased to Feath
erstone as convincing and complete
proof that sentiment for State-wide
prohibition was so strong as to hold
out the brightest possible hope for
tho enforcement of a state-wide law,
especially as it was certain that pro
hibition could be enforced in the one
strongly wef county. Charleston, at
!e;isl OS well the comity dispensary
law is enforced. What more power
ful demonstration of prohibition senti
ment could be expected at any time
than was given by tho voting in Au
gust, 1909? It made the forward
movement ol the prohibition forces
inevitable In 1910.
When a general is marching against
a fortress. Is he a traitor because he
baits h|y men to build a bridge?
Featherstone halted his men to build
a bridge In 1907; the vote In 1909 when
all but six counties voted "dry" prov
ed to him that the bridge was built;
7iow he rallies his men to charge the
fortress. That's his record.
Those who allege inconsistency,
meanwhile, have always been defend
ers of the fortress. Shall prohibition
ists t;ike their orders from the enemy?
Is that common sense? Are the pro
hibitionists so simple as their oppo
nents take them to be?
But for whom can prohibitionists
consistently vote? Mr. Hyatt, so the
Columbia Record says, supported the
Stale dispensary. Mr. Richards was
a last ditch State dispensary advo
cate. Mr. McLeod, unoppo: d for
lieutenant governor in 1006, was elect,
ed on n State dispensary platform
when Lyon and Ansel had the burden
Of fighting the State dispensary on
their shoulders. Mr. Mease was a
last ditcl. Slate dispensary champion
In the legislature, standing shoulder
to shoulder with Richards in trying
to save that Institution. These men!
Haid "the State dispensary is the best
Solution of the liquor question." if,
it. was tho best solution in 1900, why !
isn't it now? What has converted
them? Why are they repentant? Are;
they repentant? Are they prepared
to say that the State dispensary Is
not tho best solution? If so, why don't
they say ko? When has one of them
acknowledged his error? Do they
mean to say by their present atti
tude that they would not restore and j
reestablish the State dispensary If the
legislature would hack them in it?
Can they say so without admitting
that they changed their minds solely
because tho majority of their people,
the crowd, changed their minds? In
a matter of principle- do these men
\just "follow the crowd?" An act of
ve legislature would reestablish the
tato dispensary as an act nf tho
Llslatuie would give State-wide pro
\tlon. Featherstone alone baa been
trohlbitionist from first to last,
teratone alone has aald from first
that h8 would not :.?op fighting
until a prohibition statute applying to j
the wholo of South Carolina was en- j
acted. Featherstone alone among the'
candidates has never consented to the
State dispensary?he opposed it llrst,
last and all the time.
Featherstone ought to he elected
governor of South Carolina because
he is easily the most capable man in
? ? ?
In the meeting of the Farmers' In
stitutes at Wardsworth school and at
Gray Court on the i?th and 6th a rare
opportunity is offered to the farmers
and everybody else to learn something.
The experts in charge are going to
tell a lot of things that every dy
should know and .hey are going to tell
some things that many know already;
but they will fail to tell a lot of things
unless you ask questions. If any ques
tion has puttied the minds of a farm
er he should enquire about it when he
has the opportunity and he will have
the opportunity at these Institutes.
The experts will be there to tell what
they know and will only be too glad to
have the questions asked.
Every farmer should go to this in
stitute with at least one practical
question in his mind that will not
only enlighten him hut moat probably
a lot of other people. Don't be modest
about it. look at it aB a more business
proposition. Don't wait until you get J
there hut go with the question on your
mind and don't fall to get the answer. 1
Many B man wants to know some
thing and waits for some one else to 1
ask a question about it. Ask It your- :
self. Your neighbor probably is as in
terested in it as yourself but probably
has not thought about It himself. Let
him ask his questions and you ask
yours, and till learn together.
? * ?
A Scotland Yard detective or some
other sleuth might gain sonn- addition
al fame by running down (1. ('. llig
hain and W. 11. Avant, late ('.'I of
? ? ?
We shall hear the "issues" discussed
Mr. II. Terry one day last week re
ceived from his friend. Mr. .lohn
O'Deii of Spartanburg, a package con
taining an unusually fine specimen
of home grown tomatoes, there being
five large; well developed tomatoes on
one stem, the collection weighing 1-2
Madden News Notes.
Madden .August 2.?The protracted
meeting at Prospect closed Sunday.
Hev. Mr. Martin was assisted by Rev.j
J. E. Covington of Greenville, who
preached With an earnestness and zeal '?
that can not be excelled. We especial
ly wish that the sermon he preached
on the text in Bzekiel "I looked for
a man; to build up the hedge?to
Stand in the gap and I found none."
could be heard in every church in
Misses Ruth Drown. Julia Cun
ningham and Juanita Martin were the
guests of Miss Kate Wofford Sunday.
Mr. N. C. Martin and family of Lau
rens are among friends and relar
Mr. and Mrs. John Wright have re
turned to Enoree after a visit to their
grandmother, Mrs. Allison and other
Miss Julia Cunningham spent sever
al days with Misses Juanita Martin
ami Ethel Rryson.
.Mr. Simpson Bailey and family of
Union were with Mrs. Bailey's mother,
Mrs. II. C. Cunningham.
Mrs. Laura Burnsides accompanied
by little David, is the guest of Miss
Mottle Cunningham and Mrs. Thur
Miss Maggie Lou and Master Roy
Martin have been visiting their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Finley.
The many friends of Mrs. N. J.
Langs ton, who was reared here lint
now of Conway, S. C will be pleased
to hear that she is very much better
and the latest news holds out the
hope she wi'A ne spared to her family
Mr. J. A. Wofford has accepted a
position on the C. & W. C. R. R. and
left Tuesday to take up his work.
Quite a pleasant day was had at tin1
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. 1). Finley
Friday, it being the natal day of both
Mr. and Mrs. Finley. Those who en
joyed the day witli them were Mr.
and Mrs. John Wright of F.noree. Miss
Josde Martin of Clinton. Messrs Clyde,
I.any. Brooks and Hen Martin of Lau
rens and C. P. Finley and W. F. Cun
ningham of Madden.
Mr. ami Mrs. Jodie Culbertson of
Cross Hill were with the family of
Mr. J. D. Culbertson.
Judge Thompson and daughter, Miss |
Jessie, have gone on a visit to Gray
Oft' For the Encampment.
The Traynham Guards, with Capt.
O. W. Babb, Lieutenants Rlchey and
SlmpsoU In command, lert Friday'
morning for Alken where the regiment
Went into camp for a ten days' stay 1
in that city. A full complemment of;
men went down and the boys are hav
ing a very pleasant encampment.
? LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. J. M. Clardy of Columbia who
is spending IiIh nnnual vacation in
Laurens? Joined the Chamber of Com
merce excursion party over the Clinch
Held road laut week.
Mr. Jamie Wntklns, son of Mrs. Ly
dia Watkins of this city, left yester
day for Macon, Ga., where be will take
a mil course in pharmacy at the Medi
cal college of that city.
Mrs. J. Q. Sullivan, with Herbert,
Anna and Cecil Sullivan, left for Hen
dersonville, N. C. Friday and will
spend the summer In and around that
little city on the hills.
Miss Louise Miller, who has been
visiting friends here hns gone to her
home near Hendersouville.
Miss Jeannette Miller, who has been
with her sister, .Mrs. .1. (J. Sulllvnn on
South Harper street, the past two
months has returned to Frultlnnd. N.
C. to take up her duties in the Fruit
land Institute, Instructing the "young
mountain sprouts" to shoot.
Mr. and Mrs. C. 13. Barksdale and
two of their children of Holdenvllle,
Okla., are on a visit to Mr. Barksdale's
mother, Mrs. Mary Barksdale, and oth
er relatives in and around Laurens.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Deiidy expect to
leave Thursday or Friday for a two
weeks' trip to Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. B. Taylor und two
children of Oreenville are visiting
relatives in the city and county.
Mrs. George Hart of Greenwood, re
turning from a visit at Landrum, stop
ped over a day this week with Mrs.
Mr. J. A. Brittain of Gray Court was
in the city on business Monday.
Miss Maggie Livingston of Newberry '
was the guest of Misses Annie and
Gertrude Tolllson last week.
Mrs. \V. B. Lucas and sons. Edwin
and Robert, and Mr. Thomas Swy
gert, of I.aureus, S. ('.. and Miss Me
dora Reinheit, of Spartanburg. S. C,
have spent a few days in Nashville en
route to Algood. They are making
the trip In their motor car and while
in Algood will be the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. .lohn Epperson.?Nashville
Mr. and Mrs. YV. T. Moore have re
turned to the city after a few days'
stay in the mountains.
Miss Rebecca Blackwell of Gastonla,
N. C. is visiting her brother. Mr. L.
Tin? attention of the young l;"'ies
under twenty years of age, is calkd
to the bread and cake contest to be!
held in collection with the Woman's
institute at Cray Court. A prize Is
offered for the best baked loaf of bread
or the best baked cake. It is hoped
that the young ladies will be Interest
ed in this contest.
Mrs. W. R. Richey, Jr. and little
daughter, Sarah, are visiting friends
Mr. R. A. Cooper goes to McColI to
day to attend a Masonic meeting
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bolt. Mr. R.
B. Terry and Mrs. C. C. Featherstone
have been chosen as delegates from
the Sunday school of the First Meth
odist church to the Laurons County;
Sunday School association at Clinton.
Messrs. I). W. Cochrand and E. H.
Wiiken were appointed delegates from
the Sunday school of the First Pres
byterian "hurch to the Laurens Count /
Interdenominational Sunday School
convention to be held at Clinton.
Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Pit.s of Black
ville are visiting their daughter, Mrs.
C. C. Featherstone.
Rev. W. S. Holmes of Orangeburg
is visiting in the city.
Mrs. J. W. Clarke and Mrs. C. E.
Gray and Master (Marke Gray leave
tomorrow for Rutherfordton, N. C.
Mrs. H. B. Gritton returned to New
i'ork Friday after a vlylt home.
Mr. L. E. Burns of Red Iron Racket
has been confined to his home for the
past week on account of an Injured
Dr. J. H. Miller and Mr. Carroll
Nance were in Laurens Tuesday.
Mr. Ralf Scurry of Vaughnvllle was
a visit in Laurens Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 1). Watts left on
Monday for a summer trip to Hehder
sonville and other mountain resorts.
Rev. and Mrs. C. F. Rankin and
children left on Tuesday morning on ,
a camping out trip through the moun
tains of North and South Carolina.
Mr. George A. Browning of Coldvllle
was in Laurens Tuesday.
Miss Lonn Rosey Is visiting her
uncle. Dr. II. F. Posey on South Har
Misses Marion and Lucy Fvans are
visiting Miss Laura Barksdale on West
Miss Lois McCallister of North Car
olina is visiting Mrs. II. Terry on
South Harper street.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. II. Davis of Clinton
spent Tuesday with Dr. ami Mrs. W.
D. Ferguson on Chestnut street.
Mr. .1. C. McDanlel of Laurens No.,
I was in the city Tuesday.
Messrs .1. Coke Henderson and .las.
A. Roland expect to join the Canadian
tour, leaving Spartanburg August 12th.
Dr. Ren. \v. Sexton of Union waa in
the City Sunday ofl business.
Mr. Jim Lee of Charleston Is spend
ing a few days In the city.
Mr. W. Booth Knight, Esq. has re
sumed the practice of law and has
his office In the Barksdale building In '
the room formerly occupied by Mr. C.
D. Barksdale. Mr. Barksdale moving
Into one of the rear rooms.
Mrs. C. E. Todd, accompanied by1
her two little daughters from Duo,
West has been visiting her sister,'
Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming.
Miss Bessie Sltgreaves who has i
been the guest of relatives In tho city j
for several days, returns to her homo
today at Bristol, Tenn.
Mi-. Louis Anderson and little
daughter are visiting Capt. and Mrs.
W. H. Drummond, near Lnnford, this
Mr. and Mrs. J. Arthur Taylor are
visiting at the home of Mrs. Taylor's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Medlock,
l candidates' announcements. |
For The Legislature.
I hereby announce myself a candi
I date for the legislature from Laurens
; county, pledging myself to abide by
' tho rules and regulations of the Dem
< ocratic primary. Dr. M. EDWARDS.
At the request of friends I hereby
announce myself a candidate for the
, House of Representatives and promise
! to abide by the result of the Demo
cratic primary election. W. R. RICHEY
I am a candidate for reelection to
the house of representatives from Lau
rens county, and hereby pledge my
self to abide the result of tho Demo
JARED D. SULLIVAN.
I herohy announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the legr.slaturu
from Laurens county, pledging myself
to abide the rules and regulations gov
erning the Democratic primary elec
tions. R. DUNK BOYD.
I hereby announce myself ai candi
date for the House of Representatives,
subject to the rules of the Democratic
primary. J. ARCHIE \fILLIS
I herebv announce myself a'candi
date for the House of Representatives
from Lau tens county; subject to; the
rosults of tho Democratic primary
election. J. H. MILLER A. D.
I hereby announce myself a ccull
dato from Laurens county for the
House of Representatives subjec to
the rules of the Democratic primiry.
For County Treasurer. 1
I respectfully announce my caldi
dacy for the office of ccunty treasu
my nomination being subject to I
rules and regulations of the Deb
cratic primary. W. E. WASHINGTON
I respectfully announce myself
a candidate for reelection to the o
of county treasurer, pledging my
to abide by the result of the Deri
cratic primary election. J. D. MO<fl
I hereby announce myself as a c
didate for nomination to the office
county treasurer, subject to the n
governing the Democratic prim
election. ROSS 1). YOl'Nt
I hereby announce myself as a eih
didate for reelection to the otlice bf
supervisor of Laurens county, subj?|t
to all the rules and regulations of
Democratic primary. if elected H
shall endeavor to render faithful si
vice. Respectfully II. B. HUMBEF
For County Commissioner.
I aunounco myself a candidate ft
the office of County Commissioner ff
Laurens county subject to.all the rul
of the Democratic primary elcetloj
If elected will try to do my hone
duty. W. B. FULLER.
I hereby announce my candidacy f<J
reelection as a member of the board
county commissioners, subject to tl|
rules of the Democratic primary.
T. Mo. ROPEfl
I hereby announce myself a cand
date for reelection to the ofllce
county commissioner for Lanier,
county subject to rules and reguM
tions of the Democratic primary.
W. F. BAILEY.
For County Auditor.
I am a candidate for the office ol
auditor for Laurens county, my nomi-j
nation being subject to the rules of|
the Democratic primary election.
W. T. DORROH.
For Superintendent of Education.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the ofllce of
county superintendent of education
of Laurens county, subject to the rules
of the Democratic primary.
GEO. U PITTS.
At the solicitation of friends, I here
by announce myself a candidate for
tho office of superintendent of educa
tion of Laurens county, subject to the
rules of the Democratic primary.
J. CLARENCE BURDETTE.
For Probate Judge.
We are authorized to announce the
name of O. G. Thompson as a candi
date for the office of Probate Judge,
subject to the rules of the Democratic
I am a candidate for renoinninatlon
to the office of magistrate for Laurens
township, In tho Democratic primary
election, pledging myself to nbide the
results of the same.
JOHN M. HUDGEN'S.
The friends of Mr. R. W. Nichols
respectfully nnnounce aim as a can
didate for the ofllce of magistrate for
Laurens township. Laurens county.
South Carolina, and pledge him to
abide the result of the Democratic
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I social and personal. J
*? * * * **-Hi*ft *t ft** ?? ft ftft ft ftft ft ftft
Mrs. J. If. Teague entertained at a
musical last Monday evening, having
as her guests. Mr. and Mrs. W. II.
Anderson. Dr. and Mrs. II. K. Alken,
Mrs. S. L. Saxon. Mr. and Mrs. Mar
shall. Misses Avlo Mahaffey, C.erl rude
Wright and Annie ami Elizabeth
?IllChey, and M ssrs Laurens Barks
dale. .1. B, Medlock. and Claude Cole
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wllkes. Mrs
Moore, Miss Moore, Miss Imogene
Wilkes and Mr. Marion Wllkes were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Rlchey Sr., at an Informal tea Satur
The three little children of Mr.
Luther Rlchey of Greenvlllo are visit
ing at the home of Mr. W. R. Rlchey,
Sr. this week.
Miss Mamie Boyd and Mr. Guy
Brown were married In Spartanburg
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and are
visiting Mr. John H. Henderson.
The m1&S6S Toioert woro at home
Tuesday evening to quite a number of
the young people of the city, compli
mentary to Misses Gray, Dacus, Har
ris, Irby and Shell.
Mrs. L. R. Johnson of Cross Anchor
visited Mrs. C. R. Cooper and Mrs. M.
O. Clark, near Langston, during the
Notice?We ai?L' ? special fer
tilizer for oottoo.h can be used
to advantage ajgvdage of Its
growth, where l?ton Is yellow.
We now also haver of Nitrate of
Soda. Laurens :Ojl, Laurens. S.
c. 9 i-st
Notice -ByrdvilUfry and Stock \
Farm Jack is sOjiine condition.
The senson is rlgMfall colts. We j
also have 20 plgsf?e. W. D. Byrd
& Son. prop, rivoi?. 10. Laurens.
S. c. i-tf
Barbecue IHniiOr-Monday next,
county campaign dtre, barbecued
dinners will be Bf at Blakely's
Strayed -On Sufadght. one bay
liorse eight year* will weight]
about 800 pounds^ information
regarding said horell be appre
ciated by ?eo. W. P;, Cross Hill. 1
S. C. l-lt
For Kent?One/ f/ied room in
my ievidence on Ktfsli street. For]
further information. . W. H. Gar
rett, Laurens. S. C. l-lt ]
Notice?If you waiod Hour try!
J. C. Shell & Co. Ttte agents for
Ballard & Ballard's?k Flour, the |
best made. Call imc me. l-2t j
Lost,?on or near it square In
Laurens on Saturdays soldiers'
reunion, pair gold rln spectacles.
Finder please leavelJkvertlser of
fice or with undei^Igat Clinton
and obliged. S. J. Bt l-lt
For Sale?One .0/1 Electric
Comany's 1% K. wj/jMor. Very
fine condition. Wlll'aaeap. Apply
to Advertiser Printing, Laurens.
S. C. 1-tf
.Money To Lend?E Mortgage
Heal Estate. Addreweshyterian
College of South CaiciU. A. Bail
ey. Treas., Clinton, S. C. 50-it
Wheat Grinding. -We now give
you pure rock Hour at, Tumbling
Shoals mill. We bavAffcilk cloths
on. W. D. Sullivan: 60-4t
Par-a-sit-cide c\tres Itn 30 min
utes. Price ?0 cents, spv Young's
Pharmacy, Clinton; Thiller Co..
Cross Hill; Laurens, DK'o., Lau
Warning?All persona; hereby
warned not to biro /frrhor one
Spearman Johnson, al "Couch"
Johnson as he is u/tdcr ract with
tlie undersigned. S. J. Da .M et
Strayed or Stolen -On*'year-old
dark red. white laced 'h?. strayed
from pasture and last sefeo weeks
ago between Waterloo SI.aureus.
Information concerning mal de
sired. See J. J. Dendy. tfiis. S. C.
Misses Mary and YirglSullivan.
little daughters of Mr. anrs. B. A.
Sullivan, have none tOluda to
spend some time with > sister,
Attended Fanners' 1'nion' vention.
Messrs H. J. G. Curry. O.'.oodwln
and J. Wade Anderson, ajtuiinent
ly connected with the Fart,' union
of the county and State, aded the
State convention of the ui which
was held in Columbia lastek.
The Best Hour of I
Is when you do some gr?jt?od or
liscover some wonderful \ 'p|lis
jiour came to J. R. Pitt, of ky ML,
L C. when he was s?fferfpgensely!
s lie says, "from the worst | i ,?Ver
ad. I then proved to my gt 8atls
hctlon. what a wonderful id and
Jough cure Dr. Kipg's N?Wjcovery
. For, after taking oneutle. I
as entirely cured. You n say
lything too good of a metie like
tat." Its the surest and'treme
? for diseased lungs. Heh/liages.
iGrlppe, Asthma, Hay Wr?any
iroat or Lung trouble. I $1.00.
?ial bottle free. Guarantee^ Lati
ns Drug Co. and Palmettojug Co.
W. B. KNIQH
T0RNE\ AND COUNSELLOR LAW
IlTice up-stairs in BarkstrBiuiklintr
t door to Palmetto I tank!
Now is the
time to prepare
your land for
FresH Seed of tKe
best varieties at
Dr. Posey's Drug
Now is the
Get the Seed at
Laurens, S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Every piece of China in our store
to he sold regardless of coat, during
the week of August 8. This will he
the greatest bargain sale ever had in
I-aurens. Don't miss It.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Ye are distributing agts for the high class, medium price
md have an attractivJfency proposition to offer live, hust
ling men. Write nijjpr further information.
Harry C. Wheat, M$} Gaffney, Sw C.
Jean be laid without fuss or botHftght over the old wood shingle*. clion?in* the '
top of your bulldln* Instantly ??? flre catcher to A FIREPROOF ROOF that
11 last aa Ion* as the buddln*? ?nd never^tA* r,palrs.
For f?nfter detai|L(ormaUon pr|ce,, etCli app|y to
local Dealer or
Cofright Metal Rolng Co., Philadelphia, Pa