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A CI'1B AS ARGUMIENT.
Let us pause for a few moments
while we deal gently with the fire
eater of the Fountain Inn Tribune.
Last week the following anpeared in
its coli'ns ill reference to ourselves
and to an editorial which it speaks of
as "above", a paragraph of which ap
"Sickness and the draft law took
away two-tlirds of th) Tribune's force,
and I fouind it necessary to have some
type set away fronm home.
"Some weeks ago I mblade arrange
nient to - the laurcins Advertiser
put my% editorials in type, at a price
fixed by the Advertiser.
"'he arrangement held one week.
"When I sent. in the copy for this
week's editorials, Lee read the one
prblited above and sent it back to me,
along with a lette' in which he said
that he Could not continue to set type
for me unless I changed Ilat editorial
to suit his taste.
"Soic day. wh1en1 I get rich, I shal'
hire some man ot' colo al brain to
edit the Tribllle for Ie and direct
its policy, but for the iipresenit I shall
Peg alolgi in mty own feeble way, with
out blienlit o I in u rensu suggestiolls.
and the type (or editorial; will he ret
The gentIilan speaks abtiou t co'
rectly. The editor of this paper, in his
Capacity as genelleralissim1o of tile job
Pliting de:altmlent of The' Advertis
er Printing Company, ref:td to put
ill IY'y e the editorial pIb->ve re l'(re to
and :1n tile words of :1 well kilown poli
: 4 ."lie has no aplor!S to make".
In view of tle fact however, 1hat
some good readers tnight get a wr'ong
im1P ressioll of the "club" we wielded
we thinIc it. iight not he out of Id I(e
to (iquote our letter Ill fill), i ch was,
as will be observed, written inl very
informal tlerms. It was a,; tollows:
"Robert Quillen, Esq.
"Fountail Inn, S. c.
I cannot hell) from feeling that you
are doing .\lr. Cooper an injilstice in
'ttloting some11 llinamied "frien ds" of,
his In( in not stalibg f the authority or
na1ning the frilends. I will not g0
into any wordy ethical reas'ons for this
ielitig. The injustice is obvious. No
dotth) it is not intetl ionial I lbt the
har Iflll I result. woultd follow just the
"I have tma.!e you a price ol bmetal
'ibtbositioll and 1I .am willing to ,;('t it
[ill for yu. 11ut t 1 will biot colti'butc
it) sth leatlinient of Mr. ('o.per. If
you want to (ole strakh * zlt from thel
:41hotldebr anld char;:-'e him with nl'tering I
to the livlcae vote I havte 1(o objection
to ;("tltlg it upl. Ob' it you have: ably
authority for 1b1 , e'h poleticl
tInantettveb'ril I w ill Z(.t it 1b;>. Is1t I
will not contrihtitt oi any hearsy
e ballpa igni.
"I ali (bnelosinlg all of your copy.
ValI b11ay retitri it to m114. or blot a; you
i!eo 1:1 wit lb tbill, '4'e' I hav e -
M std. I will ) o WO!, ,;% .0, a r
of 1i by t11 aturd : a :l1r oon train
4 'u 431'ead Ih pro: ea u. I ii 1~i' g.11,
-") I4 ' '
'i - I wil :4,: own I '' \
h'le t .Iini*mw . Tnll.- n~t o h
r:a : "I( : e t :, r i i: u e 'v ! .
of'./ %,-A yolt.
"Tho ed1i:ria1l 1X:0ha 1'e . w it
r' hu ild I hmow Ilh:'i you will
ra."r: : 0rt1 , : vr for
4l d : ! I u : : .: . .: -. ' i
44litri'' Ther1 i :: 5 lo sipulat4 4 ion4
a, s l' ' ;.4 !:4~ l <'a4 14 441 ('4m1 '1
I S i t i o n ) .. I 4 1 n o r a n . ' : . 1 (' . o ur~e ~ :
rc(''gnized~ nlo tespon1i4b.ily to Srt up
els~e ('ontrIa('ted for' (1ur Cultput in the~
mieanltime. 111t, e'ven If we' hbad
lad a Conbtrlac't hindlig hothi sIdes ou
1ts to anb aare'Cemen'bt of tis kibnd, there'
is n10 legal or mora Ill law tha w11 44OudIf
have4', 'oltIad b' to doI wor'(lk whichi (con
-4.bence( dlictated was wrlong. .\i'.
2 nl. Wile is (tuite moralist at
los.' " I I: thIat the( editor
'ho Tii:H ". W, .ha an1 Iden thlat
Subscription Price is $1.00 Per Year
Payable In Advance.
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LAtUlENS, S. C., AUG. 14,19.
Who is the editor of the Fountain
Inn Tribune going to support for Gov
1r. floiar has taken the most ad
vanced position that we have ever
heard a politician take. lie has de
clared his opposition to a measure
that meant a few more jobs to his
would-be constituents. Isn't that sui
cidal? But, .\r. Ilonar takes the po
sition that a congressman is not sent
to Washington to provide Jobs for his
constituents. lie is sent there, among
other things, to 1promiote 1etlhilency
and save the imioney of the tax-payers.
Therefore, he says, that when Mr.
Nicholls used hi.,; influence (and we un
derstand it successfully) to prevent
the trial of automobiles on the rural
routes in Spartanburg county he was
wevrking against efliciency in the in
terest of a few mall carriers. Now,
we feel very friendly toward all the
mail carriers, but we agree with some
of the real politicians who Would do
away with useless otlices.
'EIGHTS AND PRIVII-Xl-31.
Mr. Nicholls is within his rights when
he states that "as to his enemies, it is
none of their business" how he votes.
We agree with him. A man's hallot is
almost a sacred thing and It is his
privilege to guard it in whatever way
he pleases. In fact, the Australian
hallot system which has been intro
.luced for lie wicked town voters of
iaurens, Clinton, Charleston and the
!ike, has made it so that the hallot is
Fcret if not sacred whether we will
r not. IHit, to resume, .Mr. Nicholls
:as a right to keep his ballot to him
;elf. lis enemies, least of all, have
nto claim on the secrecy which he
would imlpose on i;. Il, friends, and
ve say it sol emnily, have no more right
'han his enemies to know how
he vot es. Not one, flut it is
a voter's privilege to vote for
whom he nleases and to withdraw his
v'ote ot anly condition Ie pleases. If it
-o hap lns that, inl arriving at a mian's
-:paity for rr4es4entation throith a
Atidy of his charace( and 1 mot iv S, an1
ter* r i ni'i- : ':i 4 ia n4:bl revolv
rouind for whio hv ,ith whoml
eIs align1,1 by whom he il; likly to
'e influ41 ~i 4.r' f:2:.iw1 m he is cx
4ptoin , sup mrt. th1e:i i i.; thm irivi
m:, e ::: i. f ho can, ho., :Ia mn
tami414. Shou4 1ld i lh e 41 i d en id 11w i
a pin4 n:;' a :! ' aan (444-:: o
In a! -' 4 Tl :da. .\l .N4o i
at. O:' he en 1h h:' done a h4i
'' i ' . : -1 :-' : hi-; 'oi ':r-ne w o4 '4
4 d 14' :4: . i ' 4' re li f r Vot ' : '. or4
whenI' (4 in 4 !o ' : ' 4tin th it, he w 114!
One of4 :' ' ::. (4 insullo1 for'i4'4 of'
o 84!('8r '! -nl prp:: 1nd fis ob44v1 in 14
a whan. of 44'r!'e of(41: t , 1 ::' 444( -
liv th spri of4~1 pat itism~y i h
old theegohernien:, rah andk to to~
live the r abi o prsriot Sih n thv
-nm tentsIc~e~i' an u'0('ntrtat to do
ohio wol talkr' ' tavin theioun
-- it I:e wl tr he:' tui'4 ''-I a nd g to
ni'-:7u. Noltsii his ~ve hlon',all
nifler maore. ai nule 11- h. to dovr
uy it atthall:.' donatari'lyotM'o
41'4'''- ' Irp"ad is' due te
ontclub-i. ne(:4. 1 -? ~I hai its valw'1
filed uionf its method of i'Isin:f in
m'Oy and~ if t'wre bi rny!-'I'dy. (',din"
rvice' Ith law: h i1n a:' a rem4(e
respect would rob, the "villagers" of
their greatest source of amusement.
The above was written for last
week's issue, but was left out to make
room for other matters of more inl
S (fliy Rev. .1. 3. Steandman.)
People who nurse their troubles sel
dom wcan them.
It takes a good person to set a truly
T'ie soul often feels harm where thc
mind cannot see it.
Rteadiness to condemn a slinier doc.1
not prove one to be a Christ Ian.
Ilcart-room is soon given to the
evil to which hlouse-roomi Is allowed.
Our nearness to God is mecasulred by
tlie distanev we ire from self.
We are no more heard for our little
spelakinhg In Iprayer' than we are for our
.\ly ml en 1 make a pod to .suit their
views, llten worship him faithfully.
When two persons 'fitlh sitmspi!lols
Ileet It is anl easy malttcr to manifac
The churelh that would stay at home
witl the Gospel must tay there witi
lie who meets his responsibilit lei;
in this life will meet. thei with dread
at God's bar of judgment.
First Aid by the Women.
To better prepare the women of the
rounty to eare for our sick during the
ibsence of ouir doctors and nurses, the
lIed Cross chapter intends laving a
rourse in First Aid given here the first
The co'rse will be given by !Dr. W.
1). Sullivan and will consist of ten
lessons of two classes a week. ThIe
womnn of the county are invited and
ar ged to ta ke the course. The class is
Ii liited l to twety Iembers. Those
wisling to toini will please give their
:iane1!. :m 2on as possible, to olne of
--.V followin.: erminIIttec:
.\lrr. Pierce Cainle,
.\lrs. Alhert Di:ai,
.\lrs. George il1il.
Sutlilt an i-'ntniiy letunlin.
T'he reun2ia:i of th Ii'u~illivani latiiy'
ill hold ():I h rd y Auigust '..
!.('baanon chire!b inl liiliin town
hi. re~ ie countly. The-, us-ual
- card nOtic- will lot
"e lln ! O t 1!h.is year, ile alov notict
ipt (~;2dedd 'ituilicient.
\\i' . 1). S ullixtni.
(. \\'. SuIllivan,
P':111 W. F-ul.livan,.
. Hc... Ii. -Sullivan,
Z. Co'. .t I -: I:
*. .\ M *. \\5:'il e o
.at f * he;*up in'n s
bhIr j4!(<dy andl pay thir:w
o * I:u: chai :mat . \
owr,b lv *iirday igh~lt, Aulgust li,
h camp. n oes at ('!inIon Mon1'
Piles Cuired ht 6 to 14 Days
heutgcs re'fundl oney if PAZO~ ONTMr:NT fatls
. . 1:.:..c t, b. a, Il Iedci i;. ar P'ronruding P'ies.
curnt:y ire ves ltchin't PItes, nn.t you e"sa get
esctul deep anLcr the first alIppIeatIOn. Pricc60~c.
('arid ofi''li Thnks.
.\r. n .\!t. Wt. II. Tur'ner and fam-,
!v wisch to thi:ik every one for the
sindnessC: shown during the sleknIs:
indl death of' lieu'rbelove'd son and
i'.'e our Poldcing Cots5, (oflifort abtle,
tro-i'and :hutable, and( low mI iiie.
a'. .\l & c Hi W~'It'Es C rU
Stt.'. tao me W1ardern here.
.\i'. W. II. Gihhes, at :ite gainec wardcen,
vas a vlsitoir in the city yesterday be
ng on a tour of inspection of parts
>f the state. ile was met her'e by .\r.
"red Little, county game wvarden, and(
natters of interest to the county were
Urove's Tasteless chill Tonic
ceterecs vItalit y andl energy by purlfyired and ei.
:ching tho blood. You can soon fed Its Streert -'
Sewing Machine Needles for all ma
S. M. & 1. H. WILKES & CO.
Cure for Dysentery.
"While I was in Ashland, Kansas, a
gentleman overiearId tie speakilug of
Chamberlain's; Colic and Diarrhoea
lemedy," writes \Villiain Whitelaw, of
Des Moines, Iowa. "Ile told nic in de
tail of what it had ioie for his fani
ily, but more especially his daughter
who was lying at the point of death
with a violent attack of dysentery, and
had been given up by the family phy
sician. Some of his neighbors advis
ed him to give Chamberlatin's Colic and
Diarrhoea Remedy, which he (lid, and
fully believes that by doing so saved
the life of his child. lie stated that
he had also used this remedy hlitnselI
with equally gratifying results."
Eng'raved Card(s a1d Invitations
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All persons holding claims agaii .
the estate of S. D. Iahaffey, decei.id.
a'e hereby notifle and.e'reiuired to
present themn duly provien to the ii :i
dersigned on or befort- the 4th (." o!.
September, 19118, og Ce forever bar'red.
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Th Quinhia That Doss Not Affect tho i!oa
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TIVi n! RoNt 10 UmNE is Ietter nt s i t iriar s
Quitine an1(d does not cnuise tier IutSiteds no,
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'ook for the signoture of . 'V. GROVE. zi'
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<igned for any information you ma3
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We insure your property against de
Fire, Windstorm or IIgltiing.
And do so cheaper thin any Insuranet
copiany in existenec.
lienember we are prepared to prove
to you that ours is the safest and
cheapest plan of lnsiira'nce known.
Our association is now licensed It.
write insurance in the counties of Ab.
leville, Greenw'ood, IMcCormick, I.au
rens and Edgeficld.
The offeiers aIre:
"EN. .1. FitASE it LYON. l'resident,
Co1l ia. .S. C.
1. It. BLAKE, Gen. Agt., ,ecy. & rrens.
Greenwood, S. C.
k. 0. Grast .. .. .... Carmel, S. C.
i. M. Gambrell .. .Abbeville, S. C.
in. I. Childs .. ..B..Lradley, S. C.
SW. Younigbloodl .. ..Hodges. S. C
I. N. Chanietrlain. ..e'ormck. . C
C 11. Nichol-;n1 .. ..-d e ed .C
I.. Tiull mna n, lea.wa n t lnS. C
C..artin .. .. .. ..Prinlceton,. S. C
C. it. Wharton .. .. .. 'aterloto. S. C
.1. It'. !Ls.A E, Gen. At
No Worsi lt a iicati~y Child
A!M thaiiri Lroubled w!th worims Lave an i:
healthy color, wh Ieh I tlieates hoor blood, and na . a
rule. t here! Is mere er le :oninth d listurha ue.
GROVE-S TASTI:r.;S chln TONIC :iv in regularly
f ): t wr or t 1! rt t' wc, 1.. '.;i'! v:.. mh t'..e 6'.A id, iII -
-rovce th di.eutIon, Had nCt L3 a eucral Strength
eni.tTo I-* to the whole ytein. Nature wilI the:i
thlrow ofT or d ispe Ii"he wor:nis, n:ud the Chi ld will La
in perfect heialth. Pleasant to take. 0 xr bottle.
S* * S e 3 * 5 * '. '.
$ Sl'E I. L, .N til ims.
3 *s$*s3* 3 *s * s e :*s
, i : i , ,
('yI . '. .* .
laureI to \r . A*p' \i
.! ilen, Foneh ree;. ' m,'i, :.c.l
a c ~t lyh 1c~ oill( \-. !C. ltich y, .\l;:
few~ (eicr pole., I cc iet og n'W]
Iint be's ill( d il!( 1 u/i IopC. \\i' i l ay
ruea.n. 'l'nrena Tehidi ('iC., \\-. It.
I nst -O) last .\one a'fternioon
ont roadt t' Ander('')n, one( :2x: 1-2 an
.3'ii hior ae- Ij tv i .Dl ('ro -.lr
: e pig - lor stile. *:lih a re :cix' week:;
old and two twielve we/-ks oild. Ap~p!y
For' Salie---I'i;:;. (rols i et weeni -u..
roe-Jersey and Ih'urksi) ry 8St.0 (-ach.
Also a few Iiure IDu jpf-.le rseys. ('an
lhe registerrd. 9 10 each. TI. Aii. Shatw.
I~aurens, S. ('. .
F'or 4ale--Tw~o D~urce-I(t J/ pigs.
flye nionfthcs old, entitld 41iji eglitra
tioun. .\. ii. I rby, at (Clardf & \\ilson.
Ic''i---'Two'' whIit- nig!;, aborut I wo
mnths ob. Notif:- the il('spital. .-1
Wan ltedt ry non-rlegitriant, for I1919'
at ;:oodi onc or)~ one) and one-hlf huors
farmu wvith good ho~use. CII~ iIEig2,
partu tre acnd w'.ater, Pr-ft-r :'d near
will hce ons.idered if within mi!ecio
school and Dla:' ist (lhdur h. lII ferene
('-i g Iven and req(iuied. AXndress by
let ter' "Non-Recglistrara"'. cent:-r- Th
MR. HUMBERT C1'
To the voters and taxpayers of Latt
As will be seen from thie announce
ment columns of this paper 1 am in
the race for re-election to the office
of County Supervisor, and while or
dinarily not inclined to appear in pub
lic pisint, I desire to say a few words
to the people who have honored ic
with a public trust and whon I have
labored earnestly to serve. Owing ti
the fact of there being only four Iet
ings staged for the county campaign
of this county which will bar the ma
jority of our citizens from hearing on
the stump the men from whom they
will select their oflicers, and from
the further fact that owing to the pres
sure of official business .1 will not be
permitted to make a house to house
canvass, I desire this opportunity to
render to my people an account of m1y
I find that the people are being mis
informed as to some t higa. The county
has been strewn broadcast with a lot
of tommy rot albout the highway bond
issue, the new jail, the way road work
it., carried oi, how the chaini gang it
I-lln, etc., When it is doubtful if the
propagandists could have done half as
As to the IRoad Bonds, I want to say
that under the act authorizing same,
the ibond,; are to be sold by the Con
13' Hoard of Comimis sioners, of which
I am chairman. The bond act i'ro
vides tliat the bonds hl0:111 not be sold
for less than par vahue and shall bear
not exceeding live per cent interest,
the amount of issue autinaorized it;
$300,000. There have been two sales.
On April 21, 1917, we first offered $1.0,
000 of 4 1-2 per cent bonds, the best
bid being $4,000 discount which under I
the act could not be accepted. We then I
offered on the same day a like amount ,
of 41 3-4 per cent bond,; on which the 1
best bid of $1,735 prinitm by Fecuri- I
ty Trust Company, was -accepted. At I
this sale I asked the bidders to buy .
file bonds subject to a riling of thc I
Supreme 'Coirt of this State as ic
their validity which they refused to <
do, so the bonds were sold subject to
the approval of purchasers' attorney I
as to their validity. Some six weeks
later the attorneys, Messrs. Caldwell
& Masslich, declined to approve the 1
validity of the bonds, and on advice <
of otir counsel, Messrs. Simpson. I
Cooper & Bhabb. purchasers check was
returned. This sale had been exten
sively advertised in financial papers
andi(] a number of bidders were pres
ent. During the summer we kept in
touch with bond people as to lie slit- I
tIs of the market but on account of
the declaration of war and the -Liberty
Loan in June the market for local
bonds had gone to tihle bad. The mar
ket looked up a little towards fall and I
we advertised ainother sale for Septem
her 21st. This sale having been well i
advertised, we had a number of bond (
houses represented. Finding 1 -i- per|1
cent bonds l'elow par, $150,000 of 5 per ' I
cents were offered, being sold subject 1
to the opinion of mr. Jio. C. Thomp
son, attoiiey at law, of New York eily.
a bond lawyer selected by us, as to
their validity. 'I'l e best hid being forI
par, acelied iinterest and a premiumi I
of $:1 . was :lereP On rcf tipt, pl o
: 1avor l e o1 inion fro.= I , I t a ( 1 t cy,
bon 'd. 1 were 1)-nted, eXe tted a1d Ion- I
dolred to pur 1chase mnd wore o ~d
I,' Ivrv--r's, chieck was 4 th -n 01-:: d f"
;hndL (four11t a,1t rney1 liter co'le a to.
: i :rsugr inal ourN
avn fC E Ca Ai u
li wr nt Ytciau o h i lwa-s
t in o t g ar d . o:fenl ic c s r-a
b:<h. .1w hen i.r~td becomes0. ir
n'sar. ndO.urw Sericeg i th t
!wde t : iamake it.w Courte
a~ww:-ofVepeci. cha".re giv
Ph aO WEnemefr~ nD
woeh bethe00.0of he ork ~a n~n
FES HIS RECORD
tnd the m1ore manpower, money and
mergy thrown in that direction now,
he sooner will the end be reached. I
lave been as anxious as anyond to see
;ood roads built in this county, In
act the possibility of such an accom
lishment for my county has been the
)ie hope that has sustained me in the
.fforts that I have made In your be
ialf, that's why I have worked as 1
iave; that's why I have labored and
studier and endeavored to familiarize
Inyself with this work in all its
raniches so that when the opportune
irli c'mes I mip-l.t be preptred. I
vant to see this work put through as
.a - as poss* %, hoi. first of All I wamivi
I t.) Make 010 l--at wWWInaverI built
i-e oads uwtv Lear the( trea-i or"
\mericai freemen and not of Hiun
I am1l 11hank11ful that I did not wait
or this war to show ily loyalt t lmly
oun lry and that when tell years -go
ve stood appalled at flood disa ster, it
vas; mlly privilege, while others were
'ugaged iII sports and elvities, to unl
itakev almost single han1iided, tile e
;oratioln of the loss. DI)u ringa the p'ist
ive or six years llally of our pe:2ple
lot kn1(owing the fact.;, havq not unll
ier:; lod why our roads we:-e int be
ig more rapidly improved. On .\larch
.;ih, 1912, ix year.; ra,.,o, v.,%! had a
Ucond floodI wIhel swept aw't. britlgnes
VI0 ch cosi over $18.060 to re1;:awe, in
dit iion We Nv l'i I.uired by act (-f
gislattire .;) rebulild -liasor rig
ver Sailida ri ver which we Ithought
mvj ce:;sary, added 'to lwhich were
t her 1ridgeps, totaling some $25,000W
vithin about two years. In 1913, 191.1
1nd 19.. F, each year, asked our dele
;ation to the General Assembly for 1.
0ut extra tax for this work, but they
efm;ed it. Reference to tile act; for
aid years will show hat the road and
>ridge levy for the county for the
hree years after this flood was exact
y tle same 1111113 as for the thre'!
'ears previolls, Consequently I was.
orced to luse money that otherwise
voulid have gone onl tile roads of ie
For the pa.st Iwa years prices of la
10r, 1upplies an1d material have soared
ky high, relndering it. impossible to do
s much work for the money, and
iiile t here ha; been some little in
reaise in reveie, it has not bcen ill
roportloll to increased prices. Uelspite
til these alnd other dilliculties we ivO
lie finn111ce; of the couity in good
hape. Wien we took charge, ti.s
ouity had comsiderable past indebt
dness. We are glad to lie able to say
liat (here is not n1ow outstanding a
ingle dollar of old notes from previ
mll. ye:rs and the county is as near
mI a cash basis as possibl under tile
>resent tax system. I believe th't
he tlaxpayers of tills county want a
ane, himsinesslike administration of
h of:iee, and that is what I have
-11deavorer to give I have made some
oistakes, bit it has been by close ap
>1cation an'd all initimate knowledge of
hei work inI its detlils that enabled III
a lttain at luast some measure of
'u71 e:a. Th people of this couinty
vill n1o1 vote tills year for. all oill
he,1t lioinlii more to t(e taxpayer; 1111:
h:u-e Siup'er''i:mr. (itlic'mS is i'cai
-!:h , : .; , i the f:'ri r loa'
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-p1 fo:. t I ci 1; u t'''''.. th p '<:
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ii. ii. lit"\! iT
edl in the conserving
find at our store the
ionery and the best
rn. WVe will tell you
ecessary to substitute.
xe best that wc can
'us attention always
a to children.
R UG 'Co.