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TO SEN. TILLMAN
Accuses Senior Senator of
TILMAN LONG AGO
In Reply to Tlllinnn's Article in Ref? 1
erence to Tart Flayed by McLuurin
in Blouse Meeting Hold in Colum
bia, During the Fair, After which the
Latter Withdraws From Blcasclsm.
BennettSVille, Nov. 4?Senator Till- I
fan's letter ? is so "Tillmanesque"
that when I read it yesterday, I bard- '
ly knew whether to laugh or cry; cuss
or pray. I expect a little of all is in
Ho bits Blease with a meat axe,
pitchforks me, ignores Smith and spits
In Simm's face.
I am not going to let myself loose ?
(if 1 can help it). The situation 1st
too serious, for from the way 1 feel
and he feels, we'd be lighting In a pair
Of minutes cud lot South Carolina go
to the devil as Wo did before. 1 will
honestly acknowledge that I have nev
er been able to get entirely over an
early affection for Senator Tillman.
I have said hard things myself, but !
I don't like to hear other people say
ono word against bi n. If 1 had con
quered and had him down, 1 would [
never have rubbed sand In his eyes. I
His letter is distinctly offensive: j
"Johnny is smart, but he is a bad lit- i
tie boy, he sassod papa. Papa is sor-1
ry, but come here Johnny, hand me the
brush, now get across my knee, papa
is going to spank you, but if Johnny
is good the balance of the week, he
can go to the 'movies' Saturday." I
feel like saying "damn," but I'll say
"Bless the Lord."
That, letter discloses why I couldn't
get on with TlHiman, why Latimer I
couldn't, :md why ho and smith can't
agree. An imperious will that brooks
no opposition. 1 could get on with j
hint now, I'd laugh at him. 1 used to j
take him and myself too seriously. 1
Will say however that, Cod never made
a toian big enough to talk mo down.
My record In tho senate needs no de
fence. I havo done the "penance" of
the "very nearly great man," who was
too far ahead of his time. I have
suffered the bitter fate that comes to
all advanced thinkers. After "pitch
forks" are forgotten and "dung
heaps" plowed under, the state ware
house idea With agricultural products
as a bankable asset will give me a
place in history, where foul slanders
and my own weaknesses are forgot
ten. God has been good. I do not need
an office for my name to live. When
Cole L. Blease stood up before 8000
people and said he is a "good man,
he would make a good governor, ho
has been badly treated by the scurril
lons politicians of South Carolina."
ho made a personal friend that will
last him after tho miserable1 bootlicks
and sycophants have turned on him,
like those who used to lick Tlllman's
hand and at his bidding drove the
steel into my heart and are now ready
to drive it Into Tlllman's for the fav
or of another. Senator Tillman lias
sorved a groat purpose, ho does not
need an offlco to perpetuate his fame,
?but ho is a man, poor weak clay, same |
as I. in us both Is that imperishable!
spark, that after death has washed
the dross away, will shine dear and
bright. Why should he still seek to
dim the luster of my star? I envy
him not tho faintest ray of his own,
I rejoice In all true greatness, and
sorrow in what is little for aro we
not a.ll MEN.
Cod must jtldgo between us and the
balance ho strikes shall be for all
oternlty. I long ago forgave him, his
letter shows ho has never been able
to do that.
(loil does not. expect, repentenco ex
cept from the "near" great. Life is
a pose to 90 per cent. The world is
a stage. My sonso of humor saves me.
It made mo laugh, to see how utterly
tho public misconstrues "tho truo char
aetor of both mysqlf and Tillman. it
i* the joke,of tho century.
. Tlllman's pose from the beginning
has been hid It, brittai honesty, "Pltch
lork Bert," "(live 'em hell and rub It
to." H" overplayed his hand a little.
Down undcrnoath lives the roost astute
(Continued on Page iTvo.)
Excellent Addresses bj Prominent Ed
ucators Injects Much Interest and
F. ii tli u sin sin Into Mooting of Lau?
rons County Teachers Association?
With every school in the county ex
cept five or six represented, the county
teacher's institute held in the graded
school the latter part of last week,
was a very pleasant and profitable
meeting, the teachers probably car
rying away with them after the close
many lessons which will prove bene
ficial to their work. The addresses of
the different speakers on the program
were of the practical, timely order
and left a deep impression upon the
hearers. With so many suggestions
along lines of advancement from such
authoritative .sources, the meeting
could not have been other than inspir
ing. The first session of the institute
was hold Thursday evening and at
noon Saturday adjournment was t:ik
en, proceeded, however, by a Bhort
meeting of the county teachers asso
The teacher's institute was held un
der the direction of the county depart
ment of education for the purpose Of
drawing the teachers into closer touch
with each other and of affording Lehm
an opportunity to hear the state's ed
ucational specialists on subjects of
vital importance to tho progress of the
schools. A program, ornamented with
the names of the state's leading edu
cators, was provided, including ad
dresses by W. K. T?te, stau> supervi
sor of rural schools, W. II. Hand, slate
high school inspector, J. A. Stoddard.
assistant state superintendent of edu
cation, Miss Sadie Qoggans, supervi
sor of rural schools for Newberry
county. Miss Wil Lou Cray and Mr.
Goo. L. Pitts, Supt. of Education. J. ?.
Swearingon was expected to be here
but was detained on account of other
business. Mr. Hand was obliged to
leave a conference of educators in
Knoxvllle, Tenn., to be with the Lau
rens teachers. After he arrived and
found such an unusunllc large number
present he said that ho foil amply re
paid for leaving the larger meeting.
This was a noteworthy Mooting of
teachers because of tho very large
number present and the small num
Ibor of schools unrepresented. The
idea of the county teacher's institute
It) an original one and doubtless will
he taken up by other counties. The
fact that so many of the schools wen
represented was commented upon very
favorably by tho visiting educators
and the wholcsoulcd enthusiasm pre
valent among the teachers made a
strong impression. Supt. Anderson, of
the Newberry schools, was present as
a visitor and onlooker and went away
very much impressed with the pro
gressive methods in the Laurens
county and city schools, stating thai
he had been very much benefitted by
his experience here.
The institute was opened with a ses
sion Thursday evening, when the
teachers and speakers were welcomed
by Supt. Jones, president of the coun
ty teachers' association. Prof. W. K.
T?te made an address on the subject
"The County School of Tomorrow with
Pictures from Today." This was a ve
ry instructive and interesting talk, en
thusing the teachers with the desire
to have better fitted school buildings.
Thursday "morning was given largely
over to the observation of class room
work done in the I,aureus graded
schools and this was followed by dis
cussion of the |mprCS8i0nS received
there and of the application of city
school methods to rural school work.
In the afternoon the teachers listonc 1
to addresses by Miss Gray, Mis.- Gog
gans and Prof. T?te under the gener
al topic of "Some good Methods and
Home poor Methods of teaching we
! Friday night was featured by two
addrosscs, one by Mr. Stoddard and
another by Mr. Hand. Mr. Stoddard,
a Laurens county "boy," evidenced
I the pride which he felt in his county
i by quoting somo statistics showing
the phcnomlnal strides that it had
made in the last few years along edu
cational lines, pointing out. however.
; at the same time, some tilings in which
she h.'id not made such progress. In
every comparison which ho mad" be
tween (?nurons county and !':<? rest of
the state as a whole, the standing of
this county was above the average for
tho slate. Particularly noteworthy
was his Statement that all the school
. districts in the county but on > had
i voted fipcciii! taxes for school purpoi ? .
OPPOSED TO CARNIVAL
Send Petition to President of C. N. A
L. Itallroad Asking that Show
(?rounds ho not United to Cnrnhul.
Following the granting by the city
council of a license to a carnival com
pany to pitch touts here souk- time
during the month of November, a pe
tition was circulated by several mer
chants of the City asking President
Livingston of the C. N, ?fc L. railroad
not to rent the railroad property, us
ually occupied by such shows, to the
carnival company. The license to show
in Laurcns was given by the city coun
cil In a meeting held Friday night
Universal objection to the carnival has
been expressed on every side in the
Saturday afternoon Mr. Livingston
replied to the petition of the mer
chants stating that the railroad would
refuse to rent the lot to the carnival '
company. Mr. C. II. Roper states that
he will also refus to rent thdin the
Qnrlington pasture lot. Whether or
not any other desirable lot can be se
cured or what other steps are liable
to he taken by the carnival company
are not known.
The following are the petition sent
to Mr. Livingston and the names at
tached to it:
.Mr. .1. F. Livingston,
Columbia, S. e.
Hear Sir :
We, the undersigned nier
chants and business men of Lnorons,
respect fully ask that you do not al
low the railroad's grounds (depot lot)
to be used for a carnival or aggrega
tion of shows that wants to come here
during the month of November as we
feel that such shows are detrimental
to our business and the good morals
of the community.
S. M. & F.. II. Wilkes & Co.,
Clardy & Wilson.
Todd Simpson Company,
K. W. Willis.
W. C. Wilson,
Rod Hot Rocket,
Brooks Hardware Company,
.1. M. Philpot,
Laurcns Hardware Company,
Hunter AL- Company,
Owings ci Owlngs,
Swygort Nickels & Co.,
?I. II. Sullivan,
w. P. liudgens,
Bennett & Owings,
B. F. Posoy,
Owings & Hobo,
MahalTey & Babb.
Laureits Class Works.
c. K. Bra ml ott,
I.aurens Drug Co.,
Kays I hai niaey,
.1. 0. Shell & Co..
Advertiser Printing Co.
Powe Drug Co.
Mcetinir of |>. A. It.
A meeting of the Henry Irania ns
chapter, I?. A. R., will be held Friday
afternoon at " o'clock with Mrs. w.
This record is considerable above the
average for the state. Prof Hand
whose address closed the evening s ex
exciscs, was a delightfully expressed
[argument for saner methods in the
, primary and secondary schools of the
state by the elimination of "wastes"
in the school work. Mr. Hand advoca
ted the consolidation of schools, the
lengthening of the scholl days and the
consequent reduction of speed in re
citation, the elimination of ' < lp" by
the parents after school hours, more
attention to the rudimentary studies
and less to unnecessary things, and
other reforms tending to make the
school more efficient. This session
was made more enjoyable by several
musical selections by Mrs. II. K, Ai
kon, Mrs. M. L, Roper, Miss Carol K?p
er, MISs flattie Cray and Mi s Frances
DavlS. Following the close of the ses
sion an informal reception was hold
1 and refreshments served.
Saturday morning Mr. (Jeo. L. Pitts
addro5 icd the touchers on "Some
Plan for the Year." This was follow
od by :? gi noral discussion of the dif
ferenI activities in which tin- county
t ach: |'S : r0 Intoi'C ti .'.
Whll s her.- the teachers were en
tertained 111 tli*- homes of different
DOUBLE DAILY SERVICE
ON C. & W. C. RAILROAD
Horning und Evening Train Vddcd
from und (o (Sroeuwood. Makes Von?
ncctlon lien* with Other Train?,
According to an announcement front
the Charleston and Western Cnrolliui
railroad, a new passenger train will
bo |)Ut into service starting next Sun
day between Greenwood and l.aureus ,
The train will leave Greenwood in the
morning at 7 o'clock, arriving in 1.au
reus shortly after S, in time to make
connection with outgoing trains on the
('. ft W. C. and C. N. & L, to Green
ville, Spartanburg and Cohravbin. The
train will return lo Greenwood In the
afternoon, leaving here about t*>::tn.
taking on passengers from the cities
This provides a train service tllH
has been wanted by patron- of the I
road since the change of schedule
some months ago. After this train is
put on, the people from the direction
of (Ircenwood and Waterloo will bei
abb to come to IjUlireilH and spend
a day or half a way, as they choose,
returning either in the afternoon or
evening. This will also give excellent
service for people desiring to go from
Greenwood to Greenville in the morn
lug or from Greenville to Greenwood
in the evening. The opposite service
to that Is already provided.
Ai Woodrow Wilson School,
There will he a box and oyster sup
per at Woodrow Wilson school house
on the evening of Nov. l Ith. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
Tho proceeds will be used lor the
benefit of the school.
Mr. ('. I). Robinson, who verj gen
erously brings to "us" every year a
tine armful of turnips, did not forget
his "engagement" this year bill Mon
day imorning brought in as line a lot
as has been seen. Mr. Robinson grows
turnips to sell in the city and always
j has a splendid variety to offer his eus
Mr. T. 'I'. Hyde. Jr., of Charleston,
spent Friday nigh! in tin- city with
Mr. John Mc.Crndy while on his way
home from (5reonvllle.
COINTEMPl \ rED RAISE
ON TELEPHONE RATES
Local Telephone (\>nipanj IVIHiou?
for Hearing llefore Ibillrond Coin -
mission on QiiONtJon of H?lsing
Hates. Hearing to lie Held ISIll
I'pon the petition of the l.aurcus
Telephone Company, the railroad com
mission lias ordered a hearing to 1?*
given in the court house here on De
cember 1Mb on the question whether
or not tho telephone company will he
allowed to raise it's rates. The peti
tion WttS tiled with the railroad com
'mission in Columbia on October -.*>(b
and the hearing was to have been held
liming November but other business
necessitated n postponement. A copy
of the order of the railroad commis
sion will ho found in another part of
The petition of the telephone com
pang asks that it bo allowed to raise
the rates in order to give first class
service, more particularly to put all
its subscribers on metallic circuits.
For business telephones t! <? telephone
[company petitions to he allowed to
charge $2.r?(i per mouth, where they
are now charging $~.'J.'. For residence
i telephones the rates petitioned for Is
$2.00 per month where now |i ranges
from $I..m> i?i $'2.00. according t> the
kind of circuit. A reduction in rate
of cents ]??:' month i- asked for on
Mr. Kiehe.v. president and uenornl
manager of the company, yi tcrday
I quoted a number of eitles In the i in>?
da s as I.aureus with higher tele
phone rates, t'nion, Newberry, Darl
ington, Florence and others charge
$:i.(IU for business phones and f'J.OO lor
residence phones. \ great many oth
er cities, he said, about the sn no size
as I.aureus have higher rates.
Whether or not the rates will be
changed will resl with the railroad
commission as it alone has the power
' to make a change.
There will be a box Slipper given al
the home of Mr. \V. I.. Teagiie, Friday
night. Nov I Ith. for the hem lit of
llcavcrdum church, The public I cor
dinlly invited to attend.
Pity These Poor Little Children
Of New Jersey's Moral Outlaws
Ph;?(f> by American Press Association.
fTPVlls picture pro! . bly makes you
U It's not amn di ; it's tragic, The
[J rmlc "I'lm So' .!? ??>. i ?
hell of that stati If the sti|lo il
dreds of Illegitim ite hrot hi rs ami sisters 11
of Illiterate, i.i hpcllle; iU--> ueruto per ? n
ful; it's horrible. A recent olllehil rcpori
Charities and corrections t" (h>voriior I I
called because lin y Ih ? ? in tin- pin-- bell
law unto thei isolves for a century- Tim '
riblo > i: ::iti"'i The investigation |k Iii
in an attempt to stamp out the moral hi ?
? die. it ?? . rht ? ? make you
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SEN. TILMAN WILL
SUPPORT SEN. SMITH
Writes Letter hi Reply to
S. C. SHOUI I)
Senior Senator Sajs Ulciisc Is not IliO
Man for the I'IIMod States Senate.
Strongly (-indorses ttio Junior Seu
ator for Itc-clcctloil and Says He
win Support Mini in the Coming l*rt
Washington, November S In rev
to Senator .lohn L. Mel?iurln's letter
Senator 'rillnuin inakos the following
"i have just read Mci.aurin's reply.
There are sokiie things I want to an
swer, lie says I 'ruhlHMl sand in Ills
eyos.' I had no such purpose, it h<
not chivalrous and generous to itc*
such a thiur. and I think I have KOIUu
chivalry ami generosity In my natu i .
I simply told the truth That is all
"He s.iys: 'That letter discloses why
l couldn't get on with Tillman, why
l.ntimcr couldn't and wllj he llllll
I Smith can't agree' l.atimei and l
never bad any chi fh .,t ail, Mid Smith
and I m ver had one. We have simply
been unable to ugre(i about patronage.
Thai Is all.
Gohiu to Vi,I Smith.
I "I want it distinctly understood l nil
I when I said I for the llrst tlino since
' I denounced him on the ||oor of line
I Senate liollevo In ha i al Im t I ecoun* a
patriot and wants to do the state :,tr
the service he < ;,n durllif! the hulanci\
of his life,' I did not mean I would uu ?
, der any circumstances support him
myself, for I aim going to do all I nan
to ro elect Senator Smith. Willie Sen
ator Smith has made some mistake
ilier?'. he has been loyal to the peoplo
dt the Stat". He deserves n election,
i ami our people w ill make a fearful
I blumler If they do nol send him bad.
lo the Senate ||e can do hotter servi 'i
I llel'e.'lltel 11)1111 llO llll! al.'eail.V dOIIC
i for he has learned a groat deal, and I
I just beginning to understand the Sen
ate. Itlease can do nothing lor the
State, hecause he abused I'rei Ideal
I Wilson before he was nominated, crltl
I eise,i him lor h;> Mexican policy on III
I last trip to Washington, bus shown a!
I solutely no loyallly to tlx Democratic
party and would necessarily have no
Inbueiice wiih the Administration.
Wilson Due S. C. Support,
I "While our people are not so era/
tor patronage that they uro ready to
I hoolllck Wood row Wilson or anybody
else, I hey do deserve to have a in in
her,- who Is loyal to nomocracy, anil
1 from lilease's past record and bis self
Ish ainbltloii, I would not he surprised
ai anythinj he might do if he wore sent
here. The I leinocrats hllVi a 'major,'?
Of only seven voles ill the Si lUttO IIOW .
ami the possibilities are thai th|s will
dwindle rather than Increase. I till
w bet her it dot or nol I he I'rei Ideiit I ?
entitled to loyal siipporl from South
Carolina, for S-ouih Carolina had morn
to do with bis nominal ion than u
ot !m r one State.
"Itlease has shown llal he Is not
broad enough and high enough to Iii; i
leal in the Senali with < I'ndil to turn
elf or anybody else How would the
people of South < arolina like lo have
a Senator who .'recognizes m- friend '
I lad I pur? icd ' ml : olh y the G?nz: h *
brothers never would havi vote i for
me la i Hiiiiniei', and a groat many
other political antagonist! and per
-on.. I enemii i would not lia?? vo.to I
Send a Loyal Mau tu Senate,
"Tals may possible lie my last pah
Iii a ?< ranee, Hut ? it were, and I
COUllI Spi ::1< If) the |H Oplo of the wl oh*
State hi ?'in- meeting, I would einpha
Ize their duty to support the Domo
er.iii" President bj sendinc, ht:n ?< loy
al friend to the Senate. WpodroW W.l
. on grows bigger In tin estimation of
the Dhin'ocratlcs here and the people
of the I'hi.t'ed Suites every day of h ??