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OMntNT ON COOP[
Solicitor Cooper has dispelled all
doubt about what he is going to do
and announces that he is a candidate
for governor. There are a great many
p0ole in South Carolina who honest
ly 'believe that if Mr. Cooper had re
quested a recount two years ago that
he would have been in the second pri
mary with Mr. Richards instead of
Mr. Mlanning, one of which we are.
The campaign the coming summer
will be interestig.-Newberry Hierald
Candidates for governor are ap
pearing fast now. Do they hope to
defeat Manning by playing for the
support of special interests that Mlan
ning has not especially pleased?
Reason to Smile.
Ex-Governor Cole L. Blcase has
good reason for his blythe good
humor--fortune seems to smile upon
him. The cards couldn't have fallen
mor01e to his taste. A three-cornered
race witlh Manning and Cooper is just
what the lion. Cole must liously have
been praying for.
. Just. As we predicted some littlo
time ago, Cooper's personal ambitions
have proven so inordinate that he has
not been willing to forego the pros
pect of their gratification even for
the welfare of his state.--Forence
The race for 'governor between
Messrs Cooper and Manning this
summer may be very close and hence
very exciting but there will be no bit
terness in it. Both are men of too
high character to resort to under
handed tactics and demagogic appeals
to win. They will make a race on
their merits and leave it to the voters
to say which shall be the governor for
the next two years. And whichever
of the two the voters may choose the
state will be in safe hands, for they
are both good men. There are a great
many who feel that Mr. Manning
should have been given a second term
without opposition. Ilowever, there is
plenty of precedent for a governor to
have opposition for a second term
and Nilr. Cooper is thus well within
hits rights In running. It is up to the
voters to choose between them.-Spar
The lina!zinig liee.
IRarely ;. .s even our esteemed con
temporary, The News and Courier
stated the case with more acumen or
iii better style than in "A lartyr to
Duty" which we reprint in our Press
co(htmn of this issue.
By all means let its now have Mr.
it i ght, ini passing. be0 obiservedl
that. oft en ofther'wise' very sane mietn
situffer from s tranige halli tiinations on)
bart litular iubj(ecIs. TJhe avi e wichel
Mr. ('oerci asertva te , has been
poutiring in upcon him) so inislstenitiy
atil IerX-!tent ly dulring thie pst fewv
mioniths, matcy posibly lbe mterely a
refle'x actinog uipon lthe bra in of t hec
tec Ipiett. P e rhaps .'i r. Cooper has
ist akeni Ithe pleasant buzzing of thle
polt ical bce in his bonnet for the S.
0. S. call of fthe people of the state
for a new governor.--Florence Tinmes.
Further ont Mr. Cooper's Canididacy.
Since the positive announcement of
Mr. Cooper's eanid~acy for governor
this year we have heard many opin
ions on the wisdom or uinwisdom of
his act. A great many who support
ed him two years ago, say they will
support him again this year, but al
most without exception they are afraid
he has made a mistake. Quite a numn
bet' who supported himn two years ago
in the first primary will support Gov.
Manning for' re-election.
Weo say agaIn we are sorry lie has
entered the race and betieve lie has
made a serious political blunder. We
were in hopes the r'aco would be be
tween Manning and Bllease only.
We confess there is a sentiment
Manning right now but no one can
tell you. why. E~veryone admits he has
made a good govetnor, Watch our
predietion, the sentiment will turn to
him before the election.-Abbeville
31r. M1aninug's Second Term. ,
A few lays ago Governor M anning
entered the race for re-election to the
ofilee of governor. Governor Alanning
has shown a clear head and good
with matters pertaining to his oillce,
also a subline courage in dealing with
evil doers. 111s promise as to the en
forcement of law has beeni kept; and
ollicers of the law in the many coun
ties Which compose this great state,
have been made to see more clearly
than ever before where their duties lie
in reference to the enforcement of
the laws upon the statute books. That
no law should be winked at and Its
violators condoned, and that a bad
law enforced means its speedy repeal.
Mr. Manning should have another
term in which to round out the work
which lie has so successfully com
menced, and to show to the people of
other states that South Carolina be
lieves in the enforcement of law and
A Martyr to Duty.
It is as a martyr to duty that Mr.
Robert A. Cooper comes before the
public as a candidate for Governor.
Long has he resisted the pleadings of
his friends that lie sacriflee himself to
save the State. In his announcement
it is stated that they have been ap
pealing to him from all sections for
the last six months. This statement,
we are scre, is over-modest. Eighteen
months would probably be more near
ly correct. This, however, is of no
very great moment. The main point
is that Mr. Cooper has yielded, under
a sense of duty, to the importunities
of his friends.
Who these friends are the public has
yet to learn. Their names; and views
and affiliations will be worth study
ing. So also as to Mr. Cooper's plat
form, There are many who as yet
are puzzled to know Just how Mr.
Cooper is going to save the State and
just what it is he is going to save it
Mr. Blease's case is different. We
all know what Mr. Bleaso stands for,
why lie wants Governor Manning de
feated, what policies lie would substi
tute for those which the present ad
ministration has enforced. Mr. lilease
and a part at least of his former fol
lowing have Just and abundant cause
for dissatisfaction and disgust with
the way things are now being run in
South Carolina; but who are these
friends of Mr. Cooper who share this
feeling so strongly that they are de
termined to sacrifice himi upon the
altar of duty?
For of course Mr. Cooper's claim
that he is to be a candidate upon hiis
own merits alone, however honestly
lut forth, will not be able to stand
the strain to which it must presentIly
be subjected. He can win, if at all, on
ly by beatling down Manning or by
conniving at the arraignment of Man
Iig by others. I nless .\r. Cooper ad n
is frlinds are pie pa red to denou nce
lhe M~aniiing adm in1stria tion an 111Its
achiievemenits how cnn they Insist that
it Is .\r. Cooper's duty( to opplose (ov
ernor Manin g in hiis race for re-elee
t ion? W~hat is their case against Mr.,
.lanning? Wherein doI they claim that
he hias fal len short of what (lie people
had a tight to explc~t of him i?
Let us bear the ind(1let ment. Gov
ernor11 Manniings record Is. his only
chlim to re-elecetIon. It Is a legitimate
object of attack. Mr'. Blleaso and Mr.
Cooper are wIthin their rights. There
Is no0 doubt but that Mr. Illease will
say pllalihly what fault he has to find
with the MannIng administration. H~e
has a positIve alternative to offer for
th'ose who like the kind of government
of which lie is the exponent. What of
Mr. Cooper? Why does he contend
that public endorsement should be re
fused Governor Manning? What does
he offer the people that Mr. Manning
has not given them.--Newherry Ob
To say that Mr. Cooper's entrance
into (lie race for governor has met
with a cool rcepltiOnl by the piress of
the state is to express It mildly. Bunt
that (lees not sIgnify anythIng. Some
four year's ago a man by the name of
Cole Blecase ran foir that same office
andl the press of the state almost
unanimously opposed him, and every'
body remembers the result. We do
not claim thIb wili be the case In this
Instance, but mierely call attentIon to
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* iIRI)LES OLDI) FIELI) NEWS. *
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Ridddls Qld Field, March 13.--A
large number from this community
attended services at. Friendship Sun
There was a singing at the home
of Mr. .1. M. Todd's Sunday night,
which was enjoyed very much.
We are glad to report that. little
Miss Ida fee Garrett, daughter of Mr.
and Mirs. N. 1). Garrett, who has been
very ill with typhoid fever, is improv
Mir. W. C. Wilkie and daughter, Miss
ldit.h, and ir. and Mrs. E. M. Riddle
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. 1.
Mr. Walter Cannady, of Griffen, Ga.,
is at the home of his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Culbertson, of
Princeton, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with the former's sister, Mrs.
N. 1). Garrett.
Mrs. Lida Howard and children vis
ited the former's sister, 'Mrs. J. D.
Miss Ida Burdett, from near Lan
ford, spent Friday with her sister,
Mrs. P. Hf. Owens.
Miss Anna Rhodes spent the week
end with her friend, Miss Vivian
Cheek, at. Gray Court.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Mtiddle visited
.\Mr. and Mrs. .\. S. Riddle near Ow
lMrs. 1). W. Williams, who is making
her home withi her son, ir. .1. 1). Vil
llams has returned home from 10noree
where she has been visiting some of
There Can be no Doubt About the Re
sults in Laurens.
Results tell the tale.
All doubt is removed.
The testimony of a Laurens citizen
Can be easily investigated.
What pretter proof of merit can be
Mrs. J. J. Pluss, 415 Sullivan St.,
La'urens, says: "Doan's Kidney Pills
are all they are represented/,to be and
are all that ore could wisI to relieve
weak back and other syn toms of kid
ney trouble. I advise iyone who is
suffering from idney complaint to
give l)oan's Kid icy ills a fair trial.
I have used the n yself during the
past live years, vi .never I have had
any sign of kidi .' complaint, and I
have never fail(< to get relile.'
Price 50c, at all dealers. )on't sim
ply ask for a kidney remedy---get
Doan's Kidney 'ills---the same tiat
.\Irs. l'ouss had. I'oster-.\iliburn ('o.,
P'rops., Biuffalo, N. Y'.
The Daily Mail had no hand iII
bringing \I r. Codper into the race,
but we do know that a whole lot of
nighty good people repeatedly urgeud
himt to (o so. .\I. \lanni ng's friends
feel Thalt .Mr. Cooper should have re
main1d out of the race, that it ha
bueein at eitm in South Carolina I'
give tlie governor a second term,
but a great istny others felt that .\:,
Manning could not be re-elected, a'i'l
nduc ied~ .\l'. Ciooper' to emit erI lie
racL(e. A goodl miany~ people hav'e not
br'ouighl outil by theso' samie lpeoplle whoi
are h kno('cking .\l'. Coopiei' and1 .1 al
Jones was aecepted and1( thle iirem1
rles of that pitiifl ('ampiaign reaully
biecomle auslig, no0w that it is all
.\r. .\ann11 ig's chi ef pinank in hiis
latform1 was enforcement of law,
though we cannot say thait lie lhas
donie thal altogether' impartially, lie
has .miade mistakes, like every oth
cir man who has ever lived, but we
give him the credit of being thor
oughily conscientious -In his ofilcial
acts. H~e has not devehlped into a
strong man, we do not believe any
one can claim.
The Daily Mail Is not going into
hysterics over any one's candIdacy at
this time, nor later as to that. We
can stand what the rest of thq state
can. When the time comes we shalh
suppiort the man for governor that
besat asuite ls, and hope ovroi'yln
will do the same.
What we star'tedl cut to say wvas
that we do not appre ye of the actioni
of tihe pr~ess of the slate in throwing
coldl water' on Mr. Cooper's candidacy.
Walt until lie can be heard from him
self; that is what we are goinig to do,
>and if lie appeals to us more than any
of the other candidates he will get our'
siuppor1t, otherwise lie won't- Mr'.
Cooper will be able to take care of
himself in the campaign, and his
success or failure will depend on him
nelf.--Andarann Daily IlII
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* IAJIUN NEWS.
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Rabun, March 13.-Mr. Jim Bolt of
Ware Shoals was laid to rest in the
Rabun ceemtery Friday morning at
eleven o'clock. lie had been sick only
a short time. ilesides his wife and
several children he leaves several
brothers to mourn for him.
The W. M. U. of Rabun Creek church
met at the home of ii. Ii. Mahon Sat
Mrs. T. F. Babb and little Mary
Ruth Babb, and Mrs. Smith Martin
visited Mrs. Nancy Owens Monday.
Mr. Walter Baldwin, Misses Vera
and Mary visited Mr. Anderson Aber
crombie of Hickory Tavern section
Mr. Anderson Abercrombie of Hick
ory Tavern section visited Mr. Bob
Bolt Wednesday night.
Miss Hazel Bolt visited Miss Cora
League Friday night,
Mrs. Nancy Owens and Mrs. Rebec
ca Owens visited Mrs. Lizzie Cheek
Misses Irene and Thelma Owens
spent Saturday night with Miss Hazel
Miss Ducia Wolff of Shiloh section
visited Miss Allie Babb Sunday.
Messrs Telford and Kelton Bolt vis
ited Mr. Raymond Owens Sunday.
Mrs. Ralph League spent. Sunday
with Mr. Roy Saxon.
The Hickory Tavern teachers spent
Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Will Bolt.
Mr. Dennis Owens went to Green
ville on business Monday.
Miss Allie Babb spent the first of
this week with Mrs. Nancy Owens.
Mr. T. F. Babb is at Laurens this
week serving as a petit juror.
Miss Cora League spent Sunday
with Miss Edna Owens.
o rds, we c<
joy the deligi'
to entertain a
jwhich is "0r
chants. A k
ed by then ai
by going ove
and please re
Ias you care
A number of young people attend
ed the party Saturday night at \l r.
Mr. Solomon Mahaffey of Eden see
tion spent Monday night with Mr.
Mrs. Pleas Biolt of Merna section is
spend ng several days with Mrs. Char
lie Saxon ' who is Fick with rh'uia
Mis' Margie 11blir of Green 'ond
section :;pent inust week witI Miss
Mr. lloardle Owens and fainily of
Eden Section visited Mrs. 1"annic
Abere ombie Sunday.
1 Ar. Smith Martin was in Lauriens
* WATT 1 MILL NEWS *
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Watts Mill, March 13.,-Miss Frank
Davis, of Greenville, is visiting her
sister, Mrs. W. E. Burns, of this
Miss Laura Albright, of Greenville,
visited Miss Floic Frady Saterday and
Master Frank Burns visited his un
ele, Mr. D. D! Davis in Woodruff Sun
An aged colored woman wa sfound
dead here at this place Sunday imiorn
Mr. E. Y. Mc'Quowa attended servie
I es at Rocky Spring Sunday.
The night school has been discoll
t inued for awhile.
N. B. DIAL A. C. 'TODD
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Attorneys at Law
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Laurens, S ,C.
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VOLUME XXXI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15,1916. NUMBER 34