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CAMPAIGN PARTY STARTS
0> TOUR OF THE COUNTY
(Continued from page one.)
Of the commissioner was made $2,500,
?whoreas the salary of the attorney
general and several other State offi
cials was $1,000. Why pay Mr. Mc
Master $000 more annually than oth
ers whose positions are just as im
portant?" Mr. Rlchey then showed
how the expenditures of the State had
doubled In ten years. Thinks South
Carolina is paying too much for
"the trimmings", this illustrating the
point t\iat last year $8,400 was appro
priated, to run the insurance commis
sioner's office. Taxation system is
wrong?is not on true valuation basis.
Land in Marlboro county is assessed!
at $3.50 per acre, that in Laurens at
$G the acre, on the average. Of course
the State's Institutions must be taken
care of, and the State debt must be
paid. Spoke of the non.taxable bonds
held by certain Charleston hanks, and
showed how the burden of taxation
?was. made to rest unequally in the
Dr. Manning Edwards started out
by saying that it was the first time
he had asked the people of Laurens
to elect him to a seat in the house
of representatives, but he was in earn
est about the matter and he wanted the
people of his county to tints honor
him. Is son of Revolutionary War
soldier and is himself a veteran of the
War Between the States. Will do his
whole duty if elected. Thinks one of
the important things that might en
gage the serious thought and attention
of a legislator would be that of "kill
ing bills." Regretted that whiskey
question had been brought into cam
paign. The fact that eight citizens
want to represent old Laurens in the
legislative halls of South Carolina is
the biggest thing in this campaign,
so far, he thinks.
Judge of lVobalc.
Judge o. G. Thompson who is mak
ing the rate alone for reelection to
the office of probate judge, took oc
casion and time to merely thank the
people for the consideration that the.v
have always shown him and assured
them that he would ever remember his
obligations to them.
. Supt. of Education.
J, C. Burdette is for the second time
seeking election to the office of sup
erintendent Of education. Consider.;
himself qualified to till the position.
Pointed out what he regards as the
duties of the superintendent toward
teachers, pupils and patrons. Believes
that mistake was made in giving au
thority to the superintendent to name
school trustees, for the "old way was
good enough." He Is certain, however,
that Supt. Pitts has done his duty.
Geo. L. Pitts, candidate for reelec
tion to tho otllce of county superin
tendent, declared that he had striven
to do his whole duty and that he had
no apollgies to make for carrying
out the school law. The county has
made wonderful progress, even within
the past two years. When dispensary
funds gave out people voted special
levies and went down in their pockets
in order that their boys and girls
might get the benefit of longer terms,
with the result that the school term
has been Increased from an average of
six months to seven and a half. School
houses are going up everywhere?new
modern buildings, and better teachers
are being employed. If school lnw
doos not suit the people let It be
changed, but as long as it remains on
statute books, Geo. L. Pitts will stick
to it to the letter.
Ross D. Young said that he could
not in truth say "that he was glad
to be standing before the audience,
for It was with fear and trembling
that he thus came" asking for the of
fice of county treasurer.
W. B. Washington did not think it
necessary for him to enter upon a
discussion of the tax question; that
he will be satisfied to be allowed to
collect them for Laurens county after
J. I). Mock, incumbent, thanked the
people for their support and express
ed the belief that by reason of his
experience In the office he was now
better qualified than ever to perform
the duties of the office, invited in
spection of his manner of keeping
records of office.
Three candidates are in the held
for county commissioner. These are
W. IS. Fuller. W. F. Bailey and T. Me.
(toper. They presented their claims
for the position.
V Magistrate Laurens Township.
There is also a three cornered race
in this township for magistrate, the
aspirants for this position being Mag
istrate John M. Hudgens, R. W. Nichols
and W. M. lrby. They addressed the
voters briefly at Monday's meeting.
Reunion Rate Changed.
The annual reunion of CompanyF,
lltli S. ('. V.. will be held at L?ngsten
on Friday, August 19, instead of Au
gust 2? as announced last week.
Managers Democratic Primary Election
August 30, 1010.
Laurens, No. 1?R. E. Babb, W. H.
Oilknrson, Sr.. W. H. Franks.
Laurens. No. 2?J. W. Thompson.
J. I). Watts, J. W. Henry.
Laurens Cotton Mills?C. P. Martin.
R. J. Franks. J. W. Snoddy.
Watts Mills?Pierce Irby. J. H. Mad
den. H. B. OShlelds.
Ora?O. L. Hunter. W. B. Harmon,
T. P. Dyrd.
Lang8ton?L. S. Machray, D. L.
Qlenn, Hugh Donnan.
Renno?P. H. Copeland. .1. M. Cope
land. Watts Dean.
Clinton?R, P. Adalr. D. T. Copeland.
W. L. Ferguson.
Clinton Cotton Mills?E. Y. Mc.
Quown, N. W. Campbell, J. C. Temple
Lydia Mills?.1. M. Bnrksdale. H.
Wofford, J. A. Wofford.
Hopewell?J. P. Workman. J. J.
Young. T. P. Davis.
Cioidville?.1. 10. Hamm, .1. Q, Tim
merman. .1. Q. Halle.
Cross Hill?10. L. Wells. R. 1). Nance,
J. D. Pinson.
Mountville?M. B. Crisp. Rhett Dry
son. J. L. Fellers.
Dials Church?.1. 11. Curry. D. D.
Harris, P. M. liellams.
Gray Court- W. H. Bnrksdal" 13 T.
Shell, ti. Wilson.
Tumbling Shoals?R. M. 3olt, .1. L.
Baldwin. W. W. Madden.
Shiloh?C. R. Wallace, J.yif. Wolff,
w. H. Gray. /
Princeton?A. .1. Jonjjoe, .1 Frank
Davis, W. 1. Freenuin.y'
Woodvllle?J. 10. vtyam. W. L. Aber
crombie. Lawrence Armstrong.
Cooks Store?W. P. Coker, W. B.
Cooper, 10. 10. Gwinn.
Stewart's Store?James D. Stewart.
W. Rhett Stone. Stepp L. Cook.
Power?V. A. White. U. S. Power,
ij. c. Owings.
Waterloo?J. 10. Henderson, Joel A.
Smith. Joe Pearce.
Mount Pleasant?Guy Moore. W. W.
Fowler, J. D. Hunter.
Ekonv -C. P. McDaniel, J. Wallace
Godfrey, Oscar stone.
Daniels Store?M. D. Mitchell, J.
P. Jones. W. 1.. Cooper.
Tiptop - Sam Puckett, w. J. Ander
son, A. W. Sims.
Brewerton at T. T. Woods' ?T. T.
Woods, J. I'. Simmons, to. 10. Simpson.
Youngs?W. W. Wallace, .1. M. Cray.
W. 10. l5obo.
Pleasant Mound? T. W. Cannady.
William Hunter. W. A. Putnam.
Lanford?E. H. Moore. .1. M. Flem
ing, J. . Franks.
Mr. W. W. Ball spenl Friday night
in the City, leaving for llenderson
ville, x. C. accompanied by his daught
er, Miss Katharine, Saturday morning.
Hundreds of people have visited our
China Sale, everyone says it is the
greatest bargain sale ever held in
Laurens. Sale closes Saturday night,
you can't afford to miss it.
S. M. & 10. II. Wilkes & Co.
Up On the Rabun.
Rabun, August 9.?The revival meet
ing started at Rabun Sunday morning.
Rev. J, E. McManaway was there anil
will take charge of the meeting. The
largest congregation that has been to
Rabun lately was there Sunday morn
ing. We are looking for a good meet
Mr. Will Gray, and Mr. James Ma
haffey of Fountain Inn were at Rabun
Miss Allie Mahaffey and Mrs. Emmie
Richardson of Townville are visiting
relatives and friends.
Miss t'aroi Roper, after spending
several weeks with Misses Mae and
Allie Babb returned to her home in
Mr. Qrady Babb and sister. Miss
Jenavie. spent Saturday night with
their sister, Mrs. Stewart Mahon.
Miss Jennie Coleinan, after spending
one week with her cousin. Miss Corrie
Mahon. returned to her home in Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Roper of Laurens
visited in this community Sunday.
FREE ROOK ON PILES.
Tells How to Cure Them With Internal
Do you know the .cause of piles?
Is it internal or external?.
Will salves, suppopitorl.es or cut
ting remove the cause? /
How can one be cui'o/t' permanently?
Do you know how-'Dr. J. s. Leon
hardt found the cause and cure?
All these questions answered fully
in o booklet mailed free by Dr. Leoil
hardt Co., Station B.p Buffalo. N. Y?
or at the Laurens Drug Co. who sei!
the successful remedy. Hem-Uoid. un
der guarantee, at $1 per large bottle.
Notice Democrats Laurens Township.
All voters are reminded that in
order to be qualified to vote in the
democratic primary on the 30th day
of August their names must be enroll
ed 011 the township club roll live days
before the election. Miami in your
name to sonic one of the enrolling
Committee for your school district be
fore it is too late. The, following are
the names of the enrolling committee.
No. I. .1. 1). W. Watts. <;. A. Fuller.
II. .1. Martin.
No. 2.?B. V. Culbertson, 11. Iludgens
.1. W. Dean.
No. ::. - /,. R. Trnynhnm, Sam Owings,
Dr. c. c. Knight.
No. i. .1. Q. Brown, iL L. Blnkcly,
B. B. Blakeley.
No. ."..-.1. D. Mills. Herbert Senn,
T. It. Childless.
\o 0.?R. 0. Ilnlrston, T. R. Blake
ley, I'. H. Bailey.
No. ii J. W. Thompson, D. C.
Bnrksdalo, W. T. Crews.
T. I!. Crews,
Chairman Club No.
W. C lrby. Jr..
Dr. T. L. Tim merman
Laurens, S. C.
W. B. KNIGHT
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Office up-stairs in Bnrksdale Building
next door to Palmetto Hank.
Everybody who fias visited our China
Sale are Kind they cam*'. You will be
sorry if you don't come. Sale closes
S> M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
In these days a young man or young
woman without an education is
ERSKINE COLLEGE, Due Weit, S. C.,^
Offers an opportunity to Remove the
Instruction in au departments. Two
courses leading to degree of A. B.
THE WYLIE HOME offers an excep
tional opportunity to young women
ready for the college classes.
Write for illustrated catalogue to
J. S. MOFFATT, President.
?R.KING'S NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Stop That Cough.
E gives thorough
An experienced lady clerk, one who understans
salesmanship. Also an experienced man
clerk. Apnly to?
W. H. ASHENDORF,
Laurens, S. C.
Statement Jan. ist, 1910, to Conn. Ins. Dep'tin't
National Fire Insurance Company
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
Capital Stock all Cash. $1,000,000.00
Funds reserved to meet all Liabilities,
Re-Insurance Reserve, Legal Standard, 4,685,577.28
Unsettled Losses and Other Claims, 802,8.15.96
Net Surplus over Capital and Liabilities, 2,840,294.01
Total Assets January 1st, 1910, 9,828,707.25
J. J. ADAMS, Agent ?
Automobile Agency Proposition \
Wc arc distributing agents for the high class, medium price
and have an attractive agency proposition to offer live, hust- J
ling men. Write me for further information.
The Irene Garage, %
Marry C. Wheat, Mgr. GalTney, S. C. \
Remember That 0. B. Simmons &
CLOSES SATURDAY NIGHT
All coat Suits being closed
All Skirts at
All Lingerie Dresses
All Wash Suits
All our beautiful line of im
A large assortment of Ladies' Lingerie and Tailon
ed Shirt Waists at almost your own price.
AH Ladies' Misses' and Childrens'
Low Cut Shoes
have been cut down to the Bottom
AH Shapes and Hats in our W ? 1-f O^ir'r*
Millinery Department at * ICtli 1 lltC
We must close out all our summer stuff and we
have put prices on everything in our store that
should make people turn loose their money.
You owe it to yourself to come to this great sale
and save money.
B. SIMMONS & SON
Laurens, S. C.