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SEES THE SOUTH
WITH CLEAR EYES.
Yankee Woman Writes
Some Facts About Child
Turosn Dean's Observations of South*
eru Conditions are Wriltcu Without
Prejudice and Without Passion.
When Dr. Crum, negro, was mado
Coll clor of Ihe Port of Charleston,
?'Tho Willow," otherwise Toresa Dean
of a Now York weekly paper's edito
rial stall, was BenttOUth to write,with
out prejudice, tho real 8ontiment of
tho Southern people. Sho spent the
first months of IDOli in South Carolina
anil her do'luotions as tho is a North
ern woman, aro balm to tho care.
"Tho Widow" writes honestly, with
out heat or prejudice, but, as she is
and has long boon a practical woman
of affairs and on tho staff of great
Northern newspapers, eho Is able to ex
tract the kernel of sentiment regard
ing tho South. She drops telling sen
"Those appointments may encourage
the black race, but they discourage the
white. Which of the two is to bo con
sidered the backbone of tho South?"
"Freedom has taught tho nogro
more of license than of liberty.
"Tho most conservative men of the
South who say that the revolvor is un
necessary will add: "Well, I must ad
mit that every woman who lives out of
tho city limits should go armed. White
women are never safe from the bru
tality of black beasts."
"In the cotton mills negroes aro
never employed because of their Irre
sponsible nature. They would ruin
tho line, intricate and expensive ma
chinery in a day."
"The existing vanity of tho negro,
not pride, oausss him to revel in a
mixed blood, even Booker T, Washing
ton as example. A decent negro is
epolled by a few drops of white blood,
and one drop ruins his moral and phy
sical courage, also the muscular
strength and endurance that are given
to tho negro of pure bloo.l.
?'Child labor has a shookingly bad
sound, but not so bid as child hunger.
So far as 1 can judge the cotton mills
have been a haven of refuge for the
poor whiles of the South. Millions have
boon spent upon the negroes, trying to
make them into 'silk purses.' Tney
were constant consumers and never
producers. Nothing has been done by
the government for the poor white peo
ple o'* the South, who are worse off in
every way than the negroes. The negro
somehow grows fat oa what he picks
up, The poor wbito must work or
"The mills are roomy and much of
tho work is simply walling for the ma
chinery's demand for attention. Practi
cally the children arc being takon care
Of kindly. I do not know whether I
am for child labor or against it."
Enough extracts havo been given to
show that '"Tho Widow" has made In
telligent observations and given time,
and thought to investigation of the
subjects on which she writes?and that
?she is free from prejudice.
NIC AUL Y FORFEITS HIS LIFE.
A runaway almost ending fatally,
started a horrible ulcer on tho lee of
J. 11. Ornor, Franklin drove, 111. For
four yoar* it delied all doctors and all
remedies. ButBucklen's Arnica Salvo
imd no trouble to cure him. Equally
good for Burns, Bruises, Skin Erup
tions and Piles. 25 cents at Laurens
Drug Co. and W. W. Dodson.
When you can own your own home
with tho same money?
Tho Piedmont Savings and Invest
ment Company will enable you to do
Instead of Paying Rent for yoars
and owning nothing at the end of the
term tho property Is yours,
Meanwhile, you havo had the homo
from the first- -with tho motive to im
Owning or.o's homo does more to
jnuko an independent man than any
Aman with llttlo or no proporty finds
it hard to borrow and build.
iSuch men this company provides
There aro hundreds of working
men In this town paying rent on
houses that aro not cosy and comforta
ble, they have no conveniences, that
uro not kept up and that are not im
proving in value.
Lots in Laurens are cheap. These
samo mon, with the rent money they
;.re paying, can all own homes in
which thoy will take prido and which
will grow more valuable each year.
The Piedmont Savings and Invest
ment Company is not n building and
loan association. Why? Because the
contract is certa'n and definite. The
borrower knows to a day when his
doht will bo duo. Moroover the rate of
interest is lower.
W. W. BALL and M. L. COPELAND.
The regular fall examination for
itttuj'iHMs" cor?flotttc? will be held in
tho othco of County Superintendent of
Education, Friday, September, 18, be
ginning promptly at 9 o'clock.
AH prospective applicants are ad
vised to take advantage of this exam
ina'ion, as they will not bo given an
other opportunity until May to obtain
ClIAKLES F. BllOOKS,
County Supt. of Education,
Notice to Teachers
Toochors who expect to teach In the
Laurops County Public Schools are
Jicroby requested to havo their certi
ficates registered in theofilco of County
iSufMjrlntondont of Education before en
coring p.j>on their work. Certificates
.over two yoars old are out of force and
.effect, and teachers holding such are
Advised to tiiko advantago of the Sep
tember examinations for certificates in
*>rdor to avoid trouble and worry about
?drawing their salaries Teachers who
Attended the Summer School will please
present their certificates for ronewal.
Under tho law no toooher can draw
money without an up-to-date certifi
Ol l A FILES V. BROOKS,
( ounty Supt. of Education,
August, 24,- -Jt.
AMONU OUR FRIENDS.
Mrs. J. A. Copcland has gone to
Greenville on n visit.
Miss L?i/.o Holmes is at Glonn
Springs on a visit.
Mi*s Laura Barksdale lias relumed
bo Boll ins institute.
Mrs. W. li. Lucas and children leave
today for Tennessee.
Miss Willou Uoyd has gone t<> An
derson to accept a position us steno
Miss Mayino Fergufou has gono to
Charlotte to attend the wedding of Miss
Ma j. J. J. Lucas of Society Hill lias
been the guest of his nephew, Mr. W.
K. Lucas, for a few days.
Miss Dorcas Calines, Edna and Annie
Sltgreavos left yesterday for Winthrop
Missis Augusta and Courtney Watts
leavo tcday for St. Mary's C liege at
Miss Rosa Iah? Burton has gone to
Chester to accept a position as teacher
in tho graded school.
Miss Bossle Powell leaves today for
Chicago where she will spend tho win
ter studying vocal music.
The mill school opened yesterday
with a good attendance. Miss Klcanor
Ball is teaching tho Kindergarten de
partment. Misses Blakcly and Lyl Har
ris the higher grades.
Miss Hosa Davenport of Greenville,
is visiting Dr. and Mrs. <J. L. Poolo. A
delightful lawn party was given in her
honor by Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Poolo on
last Friday ovonlhg.
In memory of BEN K. MARTIN, Jn.,
son of I>r. and Mr?. B. K. Martin, of Lau*
rens, South Carolina.
On the 16ih day of August, 1903, a
dark shadow swept over our livej, when
the sad nowB reached us that Den E.
Martin was dead. Not to the human
view was it the "chosen time," for God
to lake this boy ; hut how well we know
that Ins earthly career must some day
have an end; and God in Iiis infinite
wisdom reached down a loving hand,
md touched his body as ho was cross
ingthe thresholdof manhood, and bade
him "come up this way.'' And as he to
quietly passed away, wc could only pos
sess a calm resignation to our Father's
divine will. This deir boy, in his life,
was tho recipient of many traits of char
acter that many young me i would feel
justly r roud to own iu their lives. Ilia
sanguine temperament, courteous de
portment and warm friendship endeared
nim to all hs came in contact with. Ho
was an affectionate son and loving
brother. He had a smile and pleasant
word for every body, thus leaving a
"streak of sunshine" behind him, wher
ever ho went. And when the accident |
occurred, that was the means of bung
ing Iiis lifo to a close, he was brought
into the realization of tho sad fart, that
his earthly journey wou'd soon be fin
ished, and thiifl it. was ho was made to
realize his dependence, upon his loving
Saviour, and Caused Iiis hours of suffer
ing tobe turned into hours of prayer.
How fervontly he plead with Jesus for
Iiis "blessed will to be done," and how
often ho repeated tho little prayer, in a
simple, childlike way, "Now I lay mo
down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul
to keep ; if I should die before I wake, I
pray the Lord my tonl to take"? the
prayer his dear mother taught him,
while a little toddling, b ue-eyod boy at
her knee.' And wo do truly feel in our
hearts, that God gave him the assuranco
that "whofoovcr comath unto me, I will
in no wiso cast out" ; for he in his suf
fering, though his voice was very weak,
tried to sing, "In tho sweet bye and
bye," and wo do thank God for tho con
sciousness in our hearts, that ' all was
well with bin soul." And as wo turned
our anxious gi ze heavenward, we be
hold this light afar. It shines witii
groat resplendency, and by its unchang
ing light there stands One with counte
nance brighter still ? with ono baud
beckoning us from tho "valley of grief,"
and with the o'her pointing upward to]
this "BlfBsed Light'' that never grows
dim! For 'tis God that lights and
keeps alive the (lame?the Light, the
glorious Light?Star of Eternity,"
And while wo mourn the death of this
dear boy, wo are submissive to God's
will, for "He docth all things for the
beet. Wo deeply sympathize with tho
family in their eore beivavement, and
pray God to ever keep, sustain and com
fort them. His Aunt,
SFREAD THE NEWS.
Laurens Citizens Assist-1
ing in the Good Work.
Day by day and hour by hour tho
"Little Conqueror" becomeB bettor
known and more respected by tho pub
lic. Nothing In modern times has
reached tho high pinnacle of popular
favor in so short a time; people talk
about and they have reason to. They
tell their experience for the good of
their fellow beings and through grati
tude To publish their expressions is
to show you that that the same oxper
ionco await* you.
W. H, Smith, grocer, at 825 Wash
ington St., Columbia, S. C, residing at
823 Washington St., says: ' 1 had
whooping cough when I was five years
old, strained myaolf coughing and
have never been well sinco and have j
always had kidney and bladder trou
ble, sometimes much more sovero than
at others. This year I had a Bpoll of
typhoid fover and lay in bed thrco
months. I had such pains In my kid
neys that overy breath 1 drow cut to
the quick. It felt like a knifo being
thrust in right through tho bladder. I
had a dootor examine mo and ho gave
me medicine but it did not do any
good. I tried proprietary medicines
und used plasters and rubbed my back
with a dozen dlfTeront linimonts fun
nothing reliove? the pain. This has
been my condition for forty years and
it bothered me at night 60 that I could
not got a night'd rest. Tho secretions
many a time wore almost like blood.
Kemodles that helped othor people
would not help mo at all, and I novor
expected to get well, i saw the testi
monials of pooplo who had used Doan's
Kidney Pills and had been cured by
them and I began taking them. The
soreness in my bladder has disap
peared, I do not havo to get up at all
during tho nlgbt and 1 feel be'.ter in
?very way. Tho soreness in my blad
der has disappeared, I do not have to
?;et up at all during tho night and I
eel better in every way. I nave used
two boxes of the pills and have had no
pains slnoe taking them. The treas
ment has m'.de me feel so much hotter
that I know that it Is a wonderful
Just such emphatic proof is given by
Laurens people. Ask the PalmoMo
Drug Co. to let 'heir customers report.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cent?. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N.
Y., sole agents for tho Unite I Stites.
Remember ihonamo Doan'a and tako
Society Sealing Wax in fancy colors
at Fleondog Bros- Jewelry Store.
In tho loins.
Nervousness, unrefreshlng sleep, doapon
It 13 time you were doing something,
The kktneys wore anciently called the
reins?It* your case they are holding the
reins and driving you Into serious trouble.
Acts with the most direct, beneficial eftccl
on the kidneys. It contains the beat and
safest substances for correcting ami toning
SOUTH S WEALTH
IS IN BERMUDA.
The Grass is of Value In
ITS 0001) POINTS.
How It Reclaims Worn
Wise Suggestions from lite Breeder's
(Haxetto. of Chicago, to the
Farmers or this Section.
Dr. \V. II. Dial called the attention
of The Advertiser to the article
from Tho Breeder's Gazette, published
in Chicago, which Is printed bolow.
Many Southern fanners have already
como to appreciate tho value of lier
muda. Col. Newman of Clcrmon Col
lege and tho lecturers of the national
agricultural department havo im
pressed the wisdom of growing it and
tho spread of Bermuda has already
been manifested in good results
throughout this county.
Tho time ha3 como when there is as
much money in raising hoof in South
Carolina as in raising even H or 10 ct*.
cotton. It is hard for people to realize
it bu' it is true. What the Ga/.otto
says of Bermuda will bo corroborated
by nearly all thoroughly progressive
and successful farmers.
BLESSING TO THE SOUTH.
With the exception of the limestone
region of Kentucky and Tennessee the
Southland from Virginia to Texas has
lacked a grass which forms a turf sim
ilar to that furnished by Kentucky
bluo glass. Not but that tharo are
grasses of many kinds in tho South,
just as over tho Western plains there
are gras-es, but in tho South they fail
to form a clos3 knit turf, so pleasing
to the eye and so helpful to Mother Na
ture In keeping the surfaca of tho
earth In its best form for use by man
and beast. Nor has the absenco of n
persistent sod grass given any particu
lar anxiety to tho Southern planter.
Cotton-growing means the cleanest of
culture. Tho Southern planter has
been narrowed and ruinod for the most
part in the one absorb'ng effort to
grow cotton. Ho I as impoverished
himself because with but u single ?Top
return each year for all his efforts there
has been a stoady outlay throughout the
year for mules, fertilizers and feeding
Stulls. The pasture lands of the North
have largely contributed to furnish the
animals to cultivate tho cotton fields
and the beef and1 pork to feed the
Southern population. The city of At
lanta alone receives over $1,1)00,000
worth of meats annually from the North
a gradual change.
A change, however, is gradually com
ing over the Southern country through
the introduction of a plant whose early
history Is inoro or loss shrouded In
mystery. Tho Bermuda grass has
gained a foothold over limited areas
throughout almost the whole South.
This humble denizen of the Held propa*
gates itself and spreads much as does
the strawberry plant, the aerial stems
bonding to the ground and taking root
every fow inches. The plants so mado
enlarge rapidly until mooting their
neighbors a sod is formed. A single
plant will reach outward in all direc
tions a half dozen feet In a year or
two. Bermuda grass does not produce
seed over much of the South. It is
sproad by planting bits of tho grass In
checks a few feet each way, each sprig
gaining a foothold here and thereuntil
the field is covered with a close knit,
M A K V EtLOUS E KPEOTS.
The efVccts of Bermuda grass are
marvellous. Over .much of tho South
ern area there is a groatlendoncy of
the soil to wash, In hilly regions one
can soo sometimes gullies long onough
and deep enough actually to conceal a
great building or a railroad freight
train wore it to be droppad within
these gashos. Tho humblo Bermuda
grass, patiently and perslstontly creep
ing over the surface, reaches down into
theso gullios, traps a little of the mov
ing earth and holds it in plan?. Climb
ing on top of this it repeats the pro
cess, without tho aid of man or helped
a little by him, until tho guliy is com
pletely filled and the surfaco of tho
Hold appears onco more. Bermuda
grass on rich lands will yield a ton or
more of excellent hay por acre, though
it is a pasturo grass rather than hay
plant. It is porsistont on tho poorost
of lands. Everywhcro it yields pasturo
in surprising amount. Indexed, one
would think from observing tho nuni
I her of cattlo on a Bermuda pasturo
Hold that It gives bettor returns than
our boa?tod blue grass of regions far
Wo hoar ropeatedly of tho groat pos
sibilities of tho "Now South" and how
the people aro awaking to live stock
husbandry and woakoning thoir hold
on universal cot'on-growlng. [n Bor
muda grass the South has tho greatest
single factor ever given it toward work
ing out its agricultural salvation. Con
tinuous cotton cultivation means ruin
to the land. Evon the expensive use
of fertlllzors only lengthons the period
of disaster. Animal husbandry and
mlxpd farming are tho key to improved
agrlpulturo in tho South. Tho seem
ingly insignlfioant Bermuda grass
plant together with the Japan clover
aro two of tho most potent factors to
ward uplifting the South that have
ovtr come to that region of really
great agricultural possibilities. Will
tho Southern planter put asido his
foolish dread of grasses and abolish
fpum his mind forever the theory that,
only by growjng piorp and more cotton
can ho reach financial success?
"SEEDS THAT GROW"
that's the kind we sell!
All the best known
(the round kind
not all neck)
Come and see us
Laurens Drug Co*
Goods Delivered l'hone 75 .
(.'ores Eczema? Helling Humors, Pim
ples ami Carbuncles.
B. B. B. (Botanlo Blood Balm) Is a
certain euro for ec/.oma, itching skin,
humors, scab*, scales, watery blisters.
plmple8| aching bones or joints, boils,
oarbunolos, prickling pain in the skin,
old eating sores, ulcers, etc. Botanic
Blood Balm cures the worst and most
deep-seated cases by enriching, purify
ing and vitalizing the blood, thereby
giving a healthy blood supply to the
skin. Heals every sore and gives the
rich glow of health to the skin. Builds
up the broken down body and makes
the blood red and nourishing. Espec
ially advisod for chronic, old cases
that doctors, patent med ici no and hot
springs fail to cure. Druggists, $1,
with complete directions for home cure.
To prove B. B. B. cures, sample sent
freo and prepaid by writing Blood
Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga. Describo trou
ble and free medical advice sent In
sealed lettor. Sold in Laurens by B
CKYSTALIZED MINERAL WATER
Inflammation's G rcatost
removes all inllammation
whorevor it oxists but
never disturbs the healthy
euros by removing the
cause of disease
can bo used internally,
externally and eternally
"Take Kalola six days and eat any
thing you want. Numerous testimo
nials received dally from pooplo who
havo been cured by this womlorful
remodv. On sale at Drujj Stores
Price fjO cts and $1.00 per bottle.
For salo by Laurens Drug (Jo.
CLEANING AND DYEING DONK
Cloaning and Dyeing Club up stairs
ovor old Poat Office.
'Phono No. 70. W. lt. DOZIER.
,4$. ?, KNIOHT, R.E. DADO.
KNIGHT & It A Bit,
Attorneys at Law.
?$* Will practloo in all the Stato and
Federal Courts. Striot attention to all
bublness Intrusted to tbem.
Office up-sJfftrB, Simmons' Building.
A NEW LAW FIRM.
The undersigned have this day en
tered into a partnership for the practice
of law In the Courts of this State, under
tho namo of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to ali business en
trusted to them.
IL Y. H1MP80N,
B. A. CoopKjt.
WANTED TO RENT, a good three
horBe Farm, close to good school and
church?one-mlle-and-nhnlt from Wa
terloo, S. 0. Now house. For full in
0, <;. 1'IJL.,KK,
White Htone Spring?, S. O.
Sept. S, i803?2t
WE SET THEPACF
Carpets, Rugs, Linoleum,
Tapestry Curtains and Window Shades.
New Fall line now in. Largest Stock
to select from ever shown in the
city. Ca!l and take a look.
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR LEADERS:
X Watertown, Summers,
Rock Hill, Sechler,
JC. and Others.
T. N. BARKSDALE.
J. A. FRANKS.
Give us a Call. Leaders in Fine Vehicles and Harness.
White Stone Lithia Water!
Is the lightest water on the market. Wo realize that this is claiming a great
deal, and we could not aiVord to make this assertion unless wo knew that we
could prove it to be true. But it does do' tako sn oxpert to test tho foftness of
a Mineral Water. When carbonating a mineral water, if it is a hard water the
gases will not bo absorbed in the wat.?r, and when tho bottle is opened, the gas
es eseapo, and the water is loft Hat and hard, while If it is a soft water, like
White Stone Lithia, it will retain Its gasoa for hours after boing unstopped.
Head what somo prominent persons you know have to say of the merits of
the Whlto Stono Lithia Water:
KLaurens, S. C, Sept. 10th, 190:'..
J. T. Harris, Esq.,
White Stone Spring, S. C.
Bear Sir:?I am using Whlto Stone
Lithia Spring's Wator. and am very
much pleased with results. I think it
tho host I havo used.
Yours vory respectfully,
0. B. Simmons.
Laurons, 8 . C, Sept. 12th, 11)02.
Mr. J T. Harris.
Whlto Stone Springs, S. C.
Doar Sir:?1 tako pleasure in saying
that my family received great benollt
from tho use of Whlto Stone Lithia
Water. I can heartily recommend it
to any one in need of a healthful
J. O. C. Flem.ng.
Greenville, S. C., Oct. 10, 11*02.
After a service of ono season at
White Stono Lithia Springs, as resi
dent physician I do not hesitate to say
that the ell'ect of tho water upon those
who drink it for any length of time,
has beon perfectly marvelous Invari
ably an increase both in llesh and ap
petite was porcoptible in one week,
proving it to bo a minoral wator of
undoubted powerful tonlo property. Its
peculiar adaptability to diseases origi
nating from disorders of tho kidney,
bladder and liver, suoh as Dropsy,
Bright'jj diseases,Diabetes and uric acid
calculi, and all forms of Dyspepsia,
Rheumatism and Gout is to bo ex
pected from the iqdondid analysis. It
lias been noted frequently that visi
tors before coming hore had to follow
every meal with some form of correc
tive, or conllno themselves entirely to
prcdigested foods; soon discard these
entirely, being delighted to ilnd that
the water alone- -nature's 0a\n remedy
sufllced. Of the many who drink this
water this soason for ten days consecu
tively,not ono but experienced decided
benefit and a porcoptiblo gain in welgt,
varying from two to live pounds.
L. C. SteyenSi M. I).
Wo havo tho largest br ick Hotel in tho Carolinas or Georgia, with all mod*
or ii Improvement*.
F.lcotrlo Car Lino runs from Southern Bond to Spring.
Whito Stono Spring, S. C.
White Stone Lithia Water Co.
A Smiling Face
Indicates a Good Digestion. For
both you must have good Food
Roller King Flour, Fresh Water Ground Corn
Heal, Royal and Qood Luck Baking Powders,
star Hams, star Breakfast Bacon, Hominy,
Rice, Oat Heal, Force, Canned Meats, Fruits,
Vegetables, Tomatoe Catsup, sour and sweet
Pickles and abundance of other good things
Hosiery and Neckwear!
AT THE ,-?*s^>
Cash Bargain Store.
Suits that were $5.00 now $3.98
Suits that were 6.50 now 4.98
3.75 ' 2.78
2.75 ' 1.98
Shoes for the hot weather. Call
in to see them. Good Luck Baking
Powder, 1 pound cans, 7 cents.
J. L. HOPKINS, Proprietor.
C loci Crusher and Levolcr.
Sizes 3 to 13^
The best pulverizer?cheapest
Ribing Harrow on earth. The
Acme crushes, cuts, pulverizes,
turns and levels all soils for all
purposes. Made entirely of cast
*7+iy*" V ? steel and wroughtiron?indes
~~?*^-> Catalogue mailed free.
R. Lee Meares, Agent, R. F. D. No. 1,
Fountain Inn, 5. C.
Now is the Time to Dose Stock.
.WK MAM li A SPECIALTY OK.
International Stock Food Company's Products
. WHICH IIAV E A WORLD-WIDE REPUTATION! .
International Stock Food, 25c and 50c,5 Colic
I cure, 50c; (iall Cure, 25c; Louse Killer, 25c;
Poultry Food, 25c; Quick Cleaner, 25c; Silver
Pine Healing Oil, 25c
Use in Time! Prevent Diseases!
A Small Investment May Sa ve Yon (Jrcat Loss!
ONE CAE LOAD OF ABOVE JUST RECEIVED.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We carry a well
selected slock of everything from
Ihe cheapest coffin to the best Me
talic cases in cloth goods we carry
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can furnish white
or black horses when desired. At
night orSunday'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Milla
Hunter at the Balentine House.
R? P. MILAM & CO