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LAUREMS, 8. C, Jan. 20, 100*.
The Governor's Message.
The first annual message of Governor
Hey ward was cot one to frighten the
public. This is saying ?'oons'derable"
for it. It ii quite possible for a gov
ernor to poke around in the rubbish
piles of tomfoolery and cause exten
sive and expansive "rumpuses." Gov
ernor Hey ward has written with sober
ness to the point of solemnity. There is
nothing of a oataraotlc style either in
his notions or their expression. His
sentences purl, they do not even ripple
and ono may read the message and sleep
tho same night. We cou'd not do this
afcer reading the tbri'llng document
with whioh Mr. MoSweeney ended bis
last term . The latter governor, we re
member, recommended mere good
things than we had dreamt of in our
philosophy, The carrying out of those
suggestions would have convetted this
state into a paradise. It might have
converted the state into the hands of a
receiver at tho same time but we should
have had the paradise. It was the
most hopeful message ever sent to the
general assembly, a good message and
worthy of praise but It was rather
largo and liberal. At any rate it did
not induce slumber to tax-payers.
Governor Hey ward db cusses the
taxa'ion problem without making a re
commendation. What is needed in this
state is a method of squeezing more
money without loss of money to the
squeozee. The mineral, radium, is
said to give out heat and other forms
of energy without loss of energy. This
state should have a few taxpayers who
can "cough up" and be the richer
thereby. The governor's duties were
"too pressing" for him to attempt to
solve the tax problem.
The governor discloses that dispen
sary sale 3 have increased $473,000 since
the previous year and remarks with a
beautiful faiih that the people are
drinking no more liquor than usual
but are buying more unanimously from
the dispensary. The governor doe3 not
attempt to explain why the whiskey
judgment of our people should have
deteriorated in this way.
The governor praises Senator T1?
man for the extraction of some $80,000.
from the national government, which
said scads came to the state of South
Carolina. There are those who think
that South Carolina has no reason to be
proud of tho method used in obtaining
this iimn y from congress but s:nce
the s'ate got tho money and spent it,
it was a great exploit on the part of
Wo are relieved to see that tho goy
crnor is still in favor of good roads and
battc schools, This is chiefly of im
portance as an evidence that the gov*
ernor's digestion is good and his blood
The governor's treatment of all tho
state institutions is wise and kind.
We observe that the railroad com
mission wishes the power to employ a
uivil engineer to investigate under ita
directions. The governor does not re
commend it?merely states the fact.
The objects of the commission could
be accomplished by the passage of a
law requiring that one of the commis
sioner! should be an engineer and pro
viding that he be selected under civil
?ervioe rules after examination. One
of the commissioner's places becomes
vacant this year and thus no hardship
would be worked. However, to sug
gest the abolition of an office would
cause a dreadful squeal. If the state
were liberal, it would increase the
number of railroad commissioners to
Too governor believes that manual
training should be provided by the
common schools. In whloh we applaud
him. To carry out his idea we propose
that a portion of the dispensary school
fund be set aside for the building of a
manual training school in eaoh county
'and that such schools be located in the
town of eaoh county that will contri
bute voluntarily the largest sum to
wards the establishment, above a mini
mum amount. In short, let the legisla
ture agree to permit Liurens county to
have $2500. each year from the dispen
sary fund for a school where trades
may be learned, provided Laurens,
Clinton or some other town will con
tribute $20,009. towards buying the
ground, erecting and equipping the
The governor talks about lynchlngs
and lawlessness and deprecates them.
His references to lynchlngs are a waste
of words. The lynching of people for
"the usual crime," Is not the most se
rious matter In this slate and ho need
not worry about It. Those lynobIngs,
just as he says, will continue until the
crime ceases. South Carolina is suffer
ing from the lynohings for other
orlmes. People are lynched for petit
larceny. People are sometimes lynched
to please the taste and fanoy of the
lynchers. Men are shot down in South
Carolina because a large part of our
public opinion deliberately vindicates
murder. There are thousands of good
men who openly say that for certain
reasons one man is justified In shooting
down another though that other be un
armed and unaware of danger. The
lynching of black brutes for the one of
fence is unfortunate, even if excusable,
but it is not these lynohings that c-n
stltute an over-shadowing problem in
South Carolina. The governor should
have recommended that murder bo
made a crime.
The governor's recommendation In
favor of biennial sessions of the legisla
ture is an exhibition of downright cru
elty to the persons to whom his mes
sage was addressed but ol course it is
what every other Intelligent man In
Pthe state heartily favors.
Considering its length, the govt rnor'a
message was one of the most harmless
that we have ever seen. It teems with
useful information and shows that the
governor is a oareful and diligent ofli
cer. Generally, it is attuned to a high
conception of patriotic duties and
breathes an air of sincere affect'on for
As we have heretofore remarked,ic is
probable that Mr. Hi . ward is a better
governor than we deserve.
Position Is H?hl.
Senator Tlllman bas written a letter
to the Spartanburg Journal defending
himself against the strictures of that
newspaper up mi his eouraq and that of
other democratic eena'ors in not ug?*ce
ing with the House volt policy with re
gard to tho Panama matter. Tho Sena
tor insists that he favors the construc
tion of the Canal and prefers the
I'anama route but declines to admi*
the Republican policy as necossarily
tho only means of obtaining the Canal.
The senator declares that tho protev
ation of the nation's honor and goofl
faith is not to be sacrill-ed for oommor
cial reasons and emphatically remarks
that this shall bo his Arab cossidera
In tho op'uion of The ADVERTISER
the sonator is eulirely right. The
courso of the democratic senators does
not mean tho repudiation of tho canal
scheme To obtain tho canal, tho
hasty acceptance of tho Hoosovolt
plans Is not required. The demo
cratic senators a e fairly intelligent
men. They have studi d the question
fully and wo are satisfied that they will
not foolishly or in mere spite allow tho
interests of the South t> suffer. We
have no sympathy for tho hue und cry
that is being raisid in thj South
againtt thorn. If the senators do not
understand tho situation better than
tho average citizen, they ought not to
bo in the senate. On a subj jot of this
character, tho popular cry is rarely
based on a knowledge of tho facts. We
think it would he wholly uuwi-c for the
legislature to instruct tho sena'ors and
if tho senators arc worthy of tho of
fices they hold thoy will not bo Influ
enced, against their conviction's, by
any instructions they may receive
When a man is elected to a legislative
olllce in this country, ho Is presumed
to b3 honest and intelligent. His duty
is to act as he thinks bost for tho Inter
ests of ids country as long as he holds
oflico and not according as tho wea'h
cock of publ o opinion may change at
home. The passing popular manhos'a
tion of popular will is nearly ns often
wrong as right. Senator Tlllman has
takeu high groun 1, and we trust he
may maintain it, regardlesi of tlie
"rough house" which so;r.o of his
friends may attempt to s'art at home.
As to tho merit and wisdom of the
Democratic canal policy in tho senate,
wo do not attempt now to pa3s upon
them but wo arc satisfied that the sena
tors are bettor info-med and better
prepared to f hapu a policy than most of
Is displayed by many a man enduring
pains of accidental Cuts, Wound'5,
Bruises, Burns, Scalds, Sore foot or
joints. But them's no need for it.
Bucklon's Arnica Silvo will kill the
piln acd cu'O the trouble. It's tho best
Salvo or ^arth for Piles, too. 25 cents
ot Eaurens Drug Co. and \V. W. Dod
For a bad taste In tho mouth take a
few do.oi Of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets. Price 25 con's.
Warranted to euro For sa'c by Liu
rens Drug Co.
Women love a clear, h'al.hy com
plexion. Pure blood roakcd it. Bur
dock Hlood Bitters makes pure b'ood
WHAT ONE MAN SAYS
Some Things That the Big Weeklies l>o
Not Always I'riut?A Few Ue
"No, I won't take THIS Advertiser.
I can got tho Atlanta Weekly Constitu
tion for the sain*) money and it is u
tntloh better paper. I get a great deal
more reading out of that paper than
THE Advertiser offers me." Such Is
tho answer of a Laurens man to whom
it was suggested that he should take
his county paper.
Did ho over see tho Laurens jurlo.*
published in tho Atlanta paper? Kvery
man in Laurons is more or less inter
os'ed In the juries. They are in Thk
ADVERTISER hut weak. Every citizen
ought to keep tho list of the grand
Did ho over r^ad the Laurens grand
jury's presentment in the Atlanta pa
When his neighbor or a merabor of
his family dios, does tho notiej of his j
death, tbo resolutions and tr butes?<
do they appear in the Atlanta paper?
Who^i as overy man has sooner or
luter, 3Jmo little favor to ask if a
newspaper in the way of publishing an
Item? does ho ask it of the Atlanta pa
How the public funds of Laurons
county are spent?doos he s<?e that in
the A'lanta paper?
What the market prioe of spot cotton
Is in LnurouQ, docs ho see that in tho
When sotn2 of his own f< londa and
neighbors marry, does tho Atlanta pa
per toll about It or announce It?
"Hut," ho may answer," If there is
anything in partloular in The Adver
tiser that I want to see, tho list of
oacdldate* for example, I cm get a pa
por from the ollloe when I go to town
or I can get my neighbor's. Ho takes
Which is true. When a man comes
into tho oflico tJ beg a copy of The Ad
vertiskr?a man who is ab'c to sub
scribe and who doesn't ho generally
gits It. Nobody in this shop has tho
heart to rofuse a man who now and
then wants a copy because it contains
a wedding notice or something of that
sort but who Dover thinks of subscrib
ing. But there is a fettling of very
hearty contempt for the fellow in the
ollicc just the same. It is tho same way
with the neighbor. Tho neighbor
knows ho is paying for tho dead beat's
paper and despises htm accordingly?
no matter how polite he Is in lending
the paper. Of course if it were the
rule for people to depend on their
neighbor.*, thcrj would be no county
The Advkutiser does rot say that
everybody should take The Adver
Tis Kit. It docs say that every Laurens
man and woman should tako and pay
for at least one county paper. Every*
body get* somo good from tbo county
paper. Somo get it second hand but
they get it just tho same.
O ? T O U*. 3l JOi. .
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P condition, and also to come up to analyses branded on
sacks. Those farmers who are interested in reliable fer
tilizers are requested to read the annexed certificate.
A. HUFF, Agent,
Laurens, S. C.
Clinton, S.. C, November, 23rd, 1903.
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