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Abbeville Association Adopts Reso
lutions In Ke The Slate
The following iu taken fvotn the ed
itorial page of the Columbia State:
To the Editor of The State:
The enclosed circular explains It
self. 1 am Bending you this us In
structed by the Baptist Association of
lt. B. Cheatham,
Donalds, S. C, Aug. II, 1!>10.
Disapproves of the ?infair fight of the
Columbia State on C. C. Feather
stone and its ndvoeacy of drinking.
The following resolutions offered by
H. A. Graham were unanimously
adopted by the Abbeville Haptist as
sociation in its session In the First
Baptist church of Greenwood, on last
"Wednesday, Just after the report on
temperance had been adopted. This
body is composed of twenty-live
churches in Greenwood and Abbeville
Resolved 1. That we as an asso
ciation put ourselves on record as dis
approving of the unfair and unjust
fight made on C. C. Featherstone, pro
hibition candidate for governor, by the
Columbia State, and especially do we
condemn the editorials, in that news
paper, advocating the use of intoxi
cants, and pretending to prove, from
God's word, that the Holy Bible ap
proves of drinking and that our Bless
ed Savior endorses it.
Resolved 2. That these resolutions
be sent to the following newspapers
by the clerk of the body, with the re
quest that they publish them. The
Columbia State, the Charleston News
a id Courier, the Baptist Courier, the
Columbia Evening Record, the Green
wood Journal, the Greenwood Index,
and that we quest all papers in the
State that stand for fairness, justice
and temperance to reproduce them.
The State's Comment.
Attempts have been made upon va
rious occasions to intimidate The
Stale?the earliest we recall was by
lynchers in mass meeting assembled;
the latest of consequence preceding
this year, by dispensary grafters.
We have no objection to this de
nunciation of The State being placed
in the homes of every Christian Inj
South Carolina if that which is de
nounced goes along with it. The
State courts the light of truth.
This resolution assumes to defend
the Holy Bible and our Blessed Savior
yet breaks one of the Ten Command
ments In the heading of the circular.
The statement that The State appears
in "advocacy of drinking" is false.
None of these men supporting this
resolution has pointed out wherein
The State is unjust to Featherstone
or nttemtped to meet The State on
None of then), assuming to stand
Jor "fairness. Justice, temperance,"
truth, and religion, has appealed to
the Bible to disprove The States quo
tations from the Bible.
They attempt not only to muzzle
the press, but to muzzle the Word of
God itself. They, decreeing the tem
perate use of wine Immoral, would
pillory The Slate for support ing its
Conviction to the contrary by quoting
The State w;is challenged to pro\e
by the Bible that the temperate use
Of intoxicants was legitimate in the
history of the Bible. There was noth
ing about "approves" or "indorse" as
those resolutions alleged, hut the
proof of legiijui.o.v stands. It can
"XQOt be met.
That which can not be answered,
they condemn. It is an easy but ??W
ardl" manner of "settling" the ques
. It. will be a sad time for South Car
olina when honest men may not ex
press their convictions and when the
press may not temperately criticise
a candidate for public office.
It will be a sad day for South Caro
lina when the appeal is not to argu
ment and reason, but to the brute
force of the bludgeon?in whatever
* PAUSE iTcTTl^TY CAMPAIGN.
Five Meetings Yet to be Held?At
Waterloo Next Monday.
This is "oft week0 with the Lau
rens county campaigners. Ten meet
ings have been held ami there are five
more scheduled for next week, begin
ning at Waterloo next Monday. August
22. This meeting will be held in the
town of Waterloo, instead of Moore's
as heretofore. All interested parties
should note the change.
After the Waterloo meeting, the
itinerary for the rest of the appoint
ments 5s as follows Tumbling Shoals,
Tuesday, August 2'.',; Dials, Wednes
day, August 24; Youngs, Thursday,
August 2?; Watts Mills, Thursday
night, August 25.
Priees For Best Cooking.
The prizes won at the Gray Court
convention of Laurens county dairy
men and farmers by Misses Eva and
Claude Shell, daughters of Mr. Kd
Shell of Gray Court, were given by
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Pluss of Laurens
The prizes, two handsome vases., were
awarded as the result of a cooking
contest for the best loaf and cake,
quite a number of young ladles par
ticipating ir. the demonstration.
Hold Itcthal at L?ngsten.
There is iu progress this week at
Langston church, near Tylersvllle, a
series of revival services, conducted
by the Rev. J. E. Covlngton of Green,
? LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
The Misses Summer of Newberry are
the guests of Misses Ethel and Laura
Cromer this week.
Miss Rebecca Blackwell has return
ed to Gasten la, N. C. after a week's
visit to the family of Mr. l. B. Black
Miss Joste Prather and Miss Craw
ford of Union were in the city visit
Iiik friends last week.
Mrs. u. l. Poolo of Union visited
Mrs. L. B. Blackwell last week, re
turning to Union Saturday.
The Oakland Heights Reaty Co. are
now offering their services in buy
ing and selling of real estate. Mr.
B. A. Sullivan !s at the head of this
department of the company,
Miss Rosalie Railey has returned
from a three weeks' visit to friends
at Summerton and McColl.
Miss Heulah Turner of Clinton was
the guest last week of Mrs. Ohas. W.
Mrs. P. A. Simpson will return to
morrow from a visit to Hendersonvllle
Miss Eliza Sullivan of Mountville
is the popular young guest of Miss
Marie Gray this week.
Miss Annie Lucile Poole of Green-1
vule and Miss Ireno Davenport of
Qainsvllle, On., have returned to their
respective homes after visiting Miss
Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Poole will leave
today for Asheville, N. C.
Miss Marie Langston has returned
from a pleasant visit to relatives at
Spartanhurg, S. C. and Caroleen, N. C.
Miss Nannie Dorroh returned Mon
day from a pleasant visit in Hender
sonvllle, N. C.
Mr. G. Pet Smith, a former citizen
of Laurens and at one time member
of the legislature from this county,
was in the City for a few days last
week from Rock Hill.
Mr. B. G. Peterson an.' family of
Union are visiting relatives in the city.
Mr. G. S. Harp, The Advertiser's
Chestnut Ridge correspondent, is i>
a visit to Iiis mother at Rosswell, Qa.
Miss rCmma Finale of Pickcns Is
visiting Mrs. J. ID. Tollison.
Misses Ethel and Ruth Langston are
spending a few days with their aunt,
Mrs. B. J. Dobbins, and Brother, I.oyd
C. Langston of Caroleen, N. C.
Miss Addie Horton of Columbia is
the guest of Mrs. W. R. Richey, Jr.,
and other Laurens friends.
Machen Moore and sister, Miss Bir
die Moore of Honea Path and Miss
Mamie Machen of Princeton have
been the gues's this week of Laurens
relatives and friends.
Col. and Mrs. S. D. Garlington have
returned front a visit to Louisville,
Rev. Allen MacFarlane of Marion
county was a visitor to the city for
several days the past week.
Prof. 15. L. Jones. J. A. Roland. S.
J. Cralg, R. V. Irby and J. C. Hen
derson joined the C. C. & (). excur
sion party Friday for a week's trip
to Niagara Falls and Toronto.
Miss Susie Drown of Birmingham is
visiting at the home of Mrs. MeDuffle
Mr. J. (!. Sullivan spent Sunday with
Iiis parents. Mr. and .Mrs. Win. D.
Sullivan at Tumbling Shoals, the old
home of his boy-hood days.
Mr. W. P. Blackwell of Due West
who has been visiting his brother,
Mr. H. S. Blackwell, returned home
Mr. Sam Nash and sister visited rel.
ative- in tho city Thursday and Fri
* An ordinance has been passed by
the city council requiring automobiles
to stop at every corner.
Mr. A. C. Todd's fine dwelling on
West Main street Is almost completed.
Misses Nannie Bramlett and Mamie
Armstrong have returned from a vis
It to Hendersonvllle, N. C.
Mr. J. D. Anderson of Cuero, Texas,
who is visiting Mr. W. L. Boyd went
to Fountain Inn Friday *o visit rela
"Rev. W. E. Thayer preached a ser
mon to the merchants Sunday even
ing. The subject of his theme was,
"The merchant a factor in the king
dom of heaven."
Messrs W. G. Wilson. T. C. Switzer
and J. L. Hopkins leave today for!
New York on a be din ess trip.
Mr. Dick Owlngs has purchased the
Bramlett residence on North Harper
street and is now engaged in remodel
ing the dwelling and Improving the.
premises generally. With his mother1
and family he expects to remove to the
new place when completed.
Mr. D. F. Ballentine had just com
pleted a bridge over Duncan creek,
near Mr. R. L. Holland's.
Rev. S. R. Bass and family of Mc
Cormick are visiting at the home of
Mrs. J. Warten Blakely at Tytersvllle.
Mr. John W. Taylor of Princeton
spent Sunday In the city.
A regular communication of Pal
metto lodge, No. 19, A. F. M. will be
held Friday night.
Messrs D. A. Davis and W. H. An
derson of Davis-Roper Company are
In New York on business.
M>\ Joel Blackwell, who Is now
ninety yearn old, was in the city yes
terday, spend'ng tho night with Mr.
Jno. F. Bolt.
M ?. Jno. F. Bolt Is attending the
reunion at Srartanburg.
Col. Edmund Bacon Is attending the
reunion at Spartanhurg.
Wo have a completo stock of "Dull"
Masons Fruit Jars In all sizes, also
9. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
I CLEMSON EXTENSION WORK
On August 31st and September 1st
and 2nd the farmers of this State are
Invited to assemble at Clemson col
lege for the purpose of holding a
round-up institution or congress. There
will be assembled at this time at the
college some of the best experts along
the various lines of farming that can
be found in the t'nited States. These
men will talk to the farmers and give
them the benefit of their experience
and study. They have been selected
for this purpose not only for their
scientific training, but also because
they have had a large amount of prac
tical experience in their special line
and thus will be able to give prac
tical science. In addition to the men
from outside of the state a number of
the most successful farmers of this
State have also been Invited and have
consented to give their experience Tor
the benefit of their brother farmers.
Hut while both of these classes of
speakers insure that those In attend
ance will receive valuable Informa
tion, it is hoped that all who attend
will realize that the greatest good can
come mit of such meetings only by a
free discussion of the subjects among
the farmers themselves.
It is therefore hoped that tli >se ?n
attendance will consider that this is
their institute, and will not only ask
questions, but also will not hOdt'Mte
to give their own experience. Only
by so doing can this congress be made
the success it should be. After all,
all that the set speech can do is to
suggest ideas and that speech hi the I
best that arouses the greatest, discus
Hut even if there were no set speech
es, any farmer who comes to the Cid.
lege with the right determination
could not fail to reap rich benefit. It
is but right that every farmer of this
State should he as familiar with the
college as he is with his own farm.
This knowledge can only be gained
by a visit to the college of two or three
days and a close inspection of this
magnificent educational plant that
they have built. Every department
will he open for their inspection witli
each man of the faculty in Iiis place,
thus affording an opportunity of be
coming personally acquainted with
the work and with the man. Of these
this last is perhaps the most valuable.
When you have known a man person
ally, you are much more willing to ac
cept advice and suggestions from him.
At this meeting it is hoped to form
some permanent organization so that
in the future this may be a real con
gress with regularly accredited dele
gates. This State needs some such
organization where the business of
farming is duscussed iu all its phases.
The object of this meeting is for
the improvement and instruction of
those who attend and all who have a
desire for such are invited. It is
not a pleasure gathering and while all
will be done to make the three days
pleasant, it is hoped that this pleasure
will come from interest in the work.
Those who are not Interested in the
work of the college and institutes and
are bent only upon a frolic will make
a mistake in coming and are not in
vited. Strict order will he maintained
and tun pie provision has been made to
The railroads of the State have been
asked to give special rates for this
occasion and have intimated that such
will be done. As soon as the infor
mation is received from them as to
rates it will be published. All who can
had better come via Calhoun. The
college is one mile from Calhoun on
the main line of the Southern and
two miles from Cherry Station on the
Blue Ridge Railroad. The hack fare
from either station is twenty-five cents
and ample hacks will be furnished
by the liveryman, .Mr. Cllnkscales, to
accomodate those desiring to ride.
Rooms and beds will he furnished by
the college free, but it will be well
for each person to bring their own
sheets, pillow cases and a light blank
et, as the college cannot supply these.
Meals will be supplied at the mess
hall at thirty-live cents for single
meals or three for one dollar. The col
lege does not expect npy profit from
these meals and will put the full
value in the meals and service. Af
ter reaching here a maximum expendi
ture of four dollars should cover ev
ery legitimate expense?it will hardly
cost any one more than ten dollars
inc luding all oxpenses from home and
return from the most distant part of
Upon arrival at the college each
person Is to register with the clerk
who will assign rooms, Issuing a
ticket to same. Be sure and register
and receive this ticket, as no one will
be allowed a room who has not a
ticket. This is necessary to prevent
confusion and preserve order. The
meal hours will be: breakfast, 7:30;
Dinner, 1 : Supper, 7:30.
Promptness at meals will be neces
sary, as It will not be possible to
serve them irregularly. The full
program will be published in the next
few days, so commence now to plan
Prof. I). N. Barrow,
Superintendent Extension Work.
HELD AT CROSS HILL
(Continued from page one.)
Commercial amonia in meal to suppi
ment natural amonia. Wanted all
white children to have opportunities
and wns opposed to restricting the
Dr. Manning Edwards had no rec
ord to defend. Would do his duty as
an honest man and his "full share
to kill all bad bills."
Mr. It. Dunk Boyd admits an ex
pensive government; explains some
unusual expenditures; voted against
certain bills charged as extravagant
hut strongly defends the odice of in
surance commissioner. Was opposed
to restricting the vote of the white
people of the State. The legislature
was not executive and had nothing
to do with the banks of Charleston.
Was opposed to the inmates of the
Soldier's Home receiving the full pen
sion but should have a small sum. Did
not blame the lawyers but they were
responsible for the congested condi
tion of the courts. Clemson was get
ting too much money. Tag tax could
be reduced but believed guano com
putiles would only he benefltted and
would rather Clemson had it.
Mr. J. Archie Willis thought taxes
should be equalized; discrimination
in freight rates prevented; this the
duty of railroad commission but if
they would do nothing legislature
should take a hand; if elected to the
legislature and people did not get re
lief promised to he a candidate for
railroad commissioner two years
hence. Would he liberal to old sold
iers; believed In fostering public
schools and was opposed to restrict
ing the primary. Thought the "Tor
rens system" was a good thing but
did not know enough about it at this
time to say that he would favor it;
wanted the people to think about it.
Thought the criminal law faulty; too
easy to obtain bond after conviction,
Mr. Clarence Cuningham defended
increase of judiciary. Thought board
should he established to ascertain
true value of all property and readjust
rate of taxes; property should be
classified and different, rates of taxes
applied; thought the constitution
should be changed as to three mill tax
and fertilizer tax applied to common
schools as well as to Clemson college.
Common schools most important In j
educational system. Was opposed to
restriction of primary. Favored im
proving public, roads and thought au
tomobiles should pay a special tax to
he applied to road work. Favored .
"Torrens system" of land tenures.
Dr. J. H. Miller was the last candi
date for the legislature to speak. Be
ing at home he yielded most of his
time to the other candidate;.
l or other Offices.
Messrs Ross D. Young. W. Wash
ington and J. D. Mock, candidates for
treasurer made short talks. Mr. Mod:
explained occurence of tax duplicate
receipts. Mr. w. T. Dorroh. candidate
for auditor also explained dupllc itQ
Judge O. G. Thompson 1 ad no oppo
sition for office of judge of probate,
and took the opportunity to recall
some interesting incidents of the war.!
Mr. Clarence Burdett, candidate for'
office of county superintendent of edu
Cfttion thought patrons should say'
who should elect the teachers for their
children. The schools of Laurens
county were more stirred up now than
Mr. George L. Pitts, candidate for
reelection to the office of county sup
erintendent of education, did not think
it necessary to give au account of
his stewardship; his work was evi
dent all over the county. Had carried
out the school law as he understood
It. Had advertised that he would ap
point trustees on a certain date and
had the patrons so desired could have
held an election among themselves
and recommended trustees for ap
Supervisor, H. B. Humbert made a
strong presentation of the advantages
of road Improvement. Favored road
Messrs T. Mc. Roper. M. F. Railey
and W. D. Fuller, candidates for coun
ty commissioners made short talks.
Death of Mrs. T. II. Little.
Clinton. August 16.?After an illness
of two weeks, Mrs. T. H. Little died
this morning about seven o'clock at
her home about two miles out of Clin
ton. Her death was very sad to her
many friends In Clinton, but was not
a surprise as she has been sick for
Mrs. Little was Ella Henry, a
daughter of Dr. William Henry. In
1881 she was married to Mr. T. H. Lit
tle. She was fifty years of age last
December. Airs. Little leaves a hus
band and three daughters and throe
sons and a host of friends who will
miss her so much. The love and sym
pathy of all the Clinton people go out
to the members of the family she has
left. The tuneral exercises will be
held on Wednesday morning at ten
o'clock In the First Presbyterian
W. T. Gregory, the Clinton man who
I Is charged with the killing of Cai Furr
, at Clinton a few weeks ago, was on
: Friday released from jail on a $2,000
bond. Last week it was stated that
Attorneys for Gregory had secured
bail in the bum of $."(,000, but this
amout was reduced to $2,000, where
upon the bond was executed and
Grandson of Revolution?r? Soldier.
In Us report last week of the cam
paign meeting. The Advertiser stated
that Dr. Manning Edwards, candidate
for the legislature, said In his speech
at the court house Monday that ho was
"the son of a Revolutionary War
soldier;" whereas, as a matter of rec
ord the Doctor referred to the fact
that he was the grandson of a soldier
of the Revolutionary War.
100 Million Dollars
Worth of Shoes
These are stupendous figures, yet this is the yearly
amount that the South spends for shoes. As a curiosity
these figures may attract you for a minute, but the most
curious thing about them is that three quarters of this
money is regularly sent away from the South and the
South is that much poorer for it.
You trade at a Southern shoe store. You give the
dealer your money. You probably buy a western or
northern made shoe. When the dealer pays his bill, this
money, less a small per cent to the dealer, goes north or
west and the South is that much poorer.
Keep your money at home. Let it work for better
times, better wages, more factories, more work for
Ask ?our dealer for The Craddcck Shoe. Made in
the South, by white labor, for Southern gentlemen. The
best shoe value offered by any maker in the land for
$3.50 and $4.00. Money spent for Craddock Shoes stays
in the South, and pays Southern labor, Southern grocers,
bakers and butchers.
It builds Southern factories, homes and schools.
We can support more and better industries. Let's
each do his part.
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