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"LAUGH AND GROW FAT."
The Secret of Eternal Youth Discover
ed by the Circus Man.
If it be true that every laugh makes
a man a day younger-and no good
argument to the contrary has yet been!
presented-it will be easy for any one.
to live a year longer at a very nominal
-expense. Think of it!-365 days of
renewed youth for the price of a circus
ticket! Who could withstand such a
bargain? When the small boy per
suades his father to take him to see
the big show the youngster does not
know that he is giving to his parent
a new lease of life.
It may be said that there are not two
persons on this earth's surface who
will equally enjoy a given funny ac
tion or a witty speech. One man will
not see the point to a story that to
another appears the most laughable
thing imaginable. An incident that in
action almost convulses the onlooker
with laughter will not appeal at all to
the third party to whom the incident
is recited. But let 10,000 people wit
ness at the same time 1,000 funny ac
tions and queer antics and it will be
impossible to find one individual in
the entire aggregation o! spectators
whose ribs have not been tickled with
laughter and whose sense of humor
has not been excited.
The Hagenbeck-Wallace shows,
which appear here September 30, carry
on their list of entertainers a troupe
of laughter-making stars-a cdllection
of artists whose whole existence is de
voted to the task of provoking laugh
I ter. If there are people in this world
wVlio do not want to laugh let them be
warned that they are courting disap
pointment in this direction if they visit
the Hagenbeck-Wallace shows. They
will be compelled to laugh-not once,
but a hundred times, for the laughter
making kings who travel with these
shows have sworn an oath that no one
will escape them. Why not laugh and
live an extra year? The expense is
nominal, the entertainment is excit
ing and the time devoted to the enjoy
ment is well spent. You awaken the
next day with added vigor ready to
resume the problem of life with light
er heart, eager to 'confront the diffi
culties and overcome them. For the
man who laughs all life is a joke
when seen in the proper light-taken
from the philosopher's point of view.
The Exact Figures.
While it is hardly worth the while,
considering all the sad, attending cir
cumstantes; yet, just to keep the rec
Sord straight the statement that'95 per:
cent. of the newspapers of the State
opposed Candidate Blease should be
corrected. According to the latest
newspaper directory available in this
office there are 123 newspapers, daily,
semi-weekly, monthly, etc.; in South
Carolina. This number counts the
semi-weekly editions of the dailies as
separate publications so by deducting
these and the fraternal, technical, if
' any, e'tc., the number left is 101. In
-order to count the percentage easily,
mnake this 100. By actual count, six
-of this number were open, avowed and
strong advocates of Candidate Blease,
while 44, actual count were for Feath
erstone. In other words 44 per cent.
were for Featherstotne and 6 per cent.
for the other man. Fifty of the es
teemed contemporaries "tuk no part.
' 1it bein' no fite of thearn."
There is no consolation in these fig
tires-nor cxplanation. They may be:
received as information and then laid;
on the table.-Greenwood index.
A Pathetic Incident.
It was only a little child, cold in
death; yet a mother's hopes and a
father's joy was likewise shrouded in
that little casket-two hearts wrung
with grief at the death of a little one
-whose life to them was more precious
than the crown-jewels of an empire.:
Yet in the midst of a night of gloom
a ray of light-an oasis in sorrow's
desert drear-broke in upon the pall.
r thathung over two s!Ient passengers~
L n tetrain. A man with bared head
stood in the door-way; presently, in
silent reverence a hand was raised.
Not a drum-beat was heard-not a
sound to disturb the reverential still
ness of a star-lit night. The vast
throng of people gathered to do him:
honor respected the wishes of the man
-with bared head and uplifted hand, as
he stood there in dignified yet pathe
tic silence, while a touch of sorrow
pervaded the great throng as though
the little one were a flower that had
faded in their own homes. How re
sponsive the sympathetic chord! Even:
in the hour of victory, grim-visaged
men and ardent youths are softened
by that one word, Death! It was a*
scene for an artist's word picture. The
sorrowing parents with bowed heads!
-the little casket! the victorious can
didate, so recently caricatured as a
menace to all that was good and pure..
standing with bared head in the door
way, with uplifted hand as a signal
for silence! the two thousand jubi
lant admirers! the pathetic silence!
No wonder the papers that reviled
Blease have reserved a significant
silence about so pathetic a scene. Tho
very memory of such a picture is a
ghost to haunt them for their political
persecution and character-assassina
tion. For they sh-juld know that
It's not always the man of "humble"
Who is the "villian" that he's painted,
Nor always the man who gets the
Who is the good man that he's sainted..
COUNTY PROJECT DEFEATED.
Part of Pickens Will Not be Annexed
to Anderson Now.
Columbia, Sept. 23.-A part of Pick
ens county near Clemson college will
not be annexed to Anderson county
as the result of an election held sev
eral days ago at which time the an
nexation propositon as submitted to
the voters of that section was defeat
ed. The vote stod three for annexa
tion and 12 against annexation. The
report on the election has been made
to Gov. Ansel and filed with the secre
tary of State. It was also pr:;posed to
annex a part of Oconee county to An
derson. No report has been filed with
Gov. Ansel as to that election.
Power of Advertising.
Without recognizing it, most of us
are more influenced in our daily, inti
mate life by the power of advertising
than by the editorial power of the
newspaper we read or by the power
of the pulpit of the church in our
There are hundreds of things we
do, of things we buy to wear, to eat,
tc use that we lean toward instinctive
ly and we never knew it was adver
tising that first took us by the hand
and led us in that direction. Then
there is the bold, forceful, convincing
ad that takes right hold of us and
altzes us around to the butcher, or
baker, or candlestick maker and makes
iNs dig right down in our jeans for the
two bits the ad calls for-and we give
up without a whimper.
This is interesting business and the
power of it becomes more real when
we can see actual instances of its
A year ago a prominent Southern
Manufacturing concern made a con
tract with a list of the leading daily
papers of Virginia, West ViTrginia,
North Carolina and South Carolina to
advertise their product. They used
liberel space three times a week and
as a result the retail merchants who
were handling this line increased their
sales 30 per cent. for the year.
Offhand this statement seems a dry
business fact. If you will analyze it
you will see it contains several les
The first and most important lesson
is one for the retail merchant.
Thirty per cent. increased sales
without effort on his part is all in fa
vor of handling advertised merchan-.
dise. The retail dealers in the four
States referred to who enjoyed a 30
per cent. increase in sales of Craddock
shoe did so -at no expense to thenm
selves. as the Craddock-Terry Co., the
manufacturers, paid for the advertis
ing and shouldered the responsibility.
The retail merchant who traded in a
line of unadvertised shoes lost a 30
per cent. profit which he would have
enjoyed if he had been handling the
There is a lesson here for other
manufacturers in the South.
Craddock-Terry increased their sales
30 per cent. in the territory where
they advertised-on the lines they ad
vertised. They made only a norma!
increase in the lines they did not ad-.
v ertise and in the territories where
they did not advertise.
Any manufacturer of a rneritorious
article car do as rm'ch if to~ will ad
vertise it judiciously and "keep ever
lastingly at it."
The success of the Craddock-Terry
advertising proves that Southern pa
pers are profitable mediums for South
ern advertisers. It proves that South
ern people read their papers. It prov
es that these papers have an influence
in their several localities.
The year before Craddock-Terry
commenced to advertise in Virginia,
West Virginia, North Carolina and
South Carolina their anual sales of
the Craddock shoe amounted to 118,000
pairs in these four States. The year
just closed, July 1, they sold in the
same territory, aided by advertising,
very nearly 154,000 pairs of Craddock
shoes or an increase of 30 per cent.
This should convince Southern shoe
merchants that this is the most popu
lar line of shoes sold in the South. It
should convince them that the Crad
dock-Terry Co. is the kind of firm to
tie to, energetic, resourceful, militant.
The Craddock advertising is con
vincing the .public that the Craddock
shoe is the shoe to buy.
This fine showing should convince
Southern manufacturers that the
Soth is a fertile field for publicity and
that the Southern newspapers are the
REPORT OF THI
At the Close of Busine
Condensed from Report
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Real Estate - - - 9,750.00
Overdrafts, Secured and Unsecured - 2,709.27
Cash on hand and with Banks - 35,553.86
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s September 22, 19
of State Bank Examiner.
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