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W. W. Ball,
LAU RENS. S. ('., Srpt. 21, 15)'.'1.
Guard the Primaries.
Is the primary Qystem a permanent
Ou the whole wo bolh ve that the
primary has so far proven a success in
South Carolina. While It is probable
that a convention system would result
la the selection of a high9i* average set
of oftlce-holders for a time at lea?!, we
think that it is perhaps better tha?
there ehould bo general protection by
the people at the polls thnn in club
meetii gs? T..o larger the voto the less
as a rulo is the opportunity fur trading,
trickory and corruption. In most South
Carolina counties buying and selling in
tho primaries has up to the present
been little practiced and in nearly all
cases the count cf the votes has been
Nevertheless, signs have been plenti
ful in late years that threaten the use
fulness of the primary. Undoubtedly
the wrongful employment of money Is
gradually creeping In Notably in
Kichland, Alken and Charleston has
there been complaint of this abuse and
some years ago it was said that In
Greenville county bribery was possible
in certain small districts. Moreover,
money Is employed in a legitimate way
which may yot have a bad general re
sulf. The primaries year by year grow
For Sta'e offices the candidates lind
the canvass of the 41 counties a con
siderable expense. It means the
spending of aboat $400. by each. The
people have in large measure aban
doned tho habit of attending the meet
ings and tho candidates are therefore
driven to appeal to the press in order
to place their views before the voters.
The nowspapers cannot and will not
print in the interest of Individuals
without compensation and of course
the adve 't'sing tax on tho candidate is
Besides this, tho use of circulars and
the postage bills swoll the general ex
pense. Where the candidate under
takes a general campaign, paying the
expense of friends who give time and
work to his cause in many counties,
tho cost is very great We luve re
cently heard a defeated candidate s ?y
that the cost of his mce was upwards
of $1,200., all of it perfectly legitimate,
and we are sure that this was not the
highest figure reached.
It will readily be eecn from this that
the primary may place the candidacy
of a poor man for a State ofllce out of
the question. In fact we have seen
actual instances In which men of no
property were at a great disadvantage
In races with men who were not pinched
for a few doll irs. Even in the county
primaries some money, enough to be a
considerable object to a poor man, la
required. If then the legitimate ex
pense of the campaign be so great, how
much more will be the handicap of the
poor man in a race with a well-to-do
candidate whoso conscience does not
restrain him from bribery, from treat,
ing, from giving barbacues and distri
buting largess in other ways?
One possible improvement to the
system is to require by law that on'y
qual lied electors shall participate in
There is a considerable number of
people in this State who move from
one county to another. Many do not
remain in one locality long enongb to
become qualified voters In the general
elections. Naturally thesi have not
the same interest in choosing good
men for county ofilccs as have those
who are and expect to be permanent
residents. Some of them, many of
them doubtless, are honest and patrio
tic but that the wandering citizen may
be more easily purchased than the man
who has established a homo is not to be
disputed. In the" first primary tho
writer voted in Columbia. Ho was in
Laurens at tho time of the second. His
name was still on a Laurens club roll,
he might have voted in Laurens
(though he did not) and probably no
quo tlons would have been asked, It
would have been manifestly unfair. It
would have been fraudulent. Suppose
that he had voted and his ballot had
elected ono man and defeated another
?it would havo been an outrage on
Laurens county, a case of a non-resi
dent selecting an officer for the county.
Nevertheless the law contains nothing
to protect the people against possible
frauds of this kind. We suspect that
popsibly an average of fiO or 100 votes
were cast in every county in tho late
elections by men who are not and do
not expect to bo permanent residents.
These were not fraudulent votes for
the law requires but CO days residence.
The primary In this State Is tho real
election so far as State and county oftl
cors are concerned. The safe-guards
around it should not he less rigid than
those which protect the general elec
tions in November?which are merely
perfunctory, having little substantial
significance under present conditions.
Don't Harm Them.
Old men tell us that when they were
young there were hundreds of insect
eating birds where thero is ono today:
In thoso days all kinds of fruit trees
wore long lived and produced fruit in
r the greati st abundance. Tho potato bug
and boll weovll were unknown, and
many othor Insects which are hurtful
to plants wore the inhabitants of un
The Advioutiskr's toiontific editor
is away, but we are much inolined to
charge most of these ills to tho scarcity
r ci iusoct oating I irds. A gieat many
of these birds are wantonly killed
every day and tho matter is unnoticed.
It is a breach of the law and should
not be permitted. Every person who
knows of such ae**: should romonstrate
with the offender, and if it is not taken
kindly why the law is with you. But
surely uo ono who thinks would harm
the little birds, l^et us think!
Miss Grace Simmons will attend the
Columbia Female College this session.
The Coltou Outlook.
While nobody oan guess what tho
prloe of cotton will be during the win
ter, It is the united op'uion of ail busi
ness men that the staple will bring at
least a good price as comparod with
that of four or (Ivo years ?>?<? The
opini? n seems to be general In Wall
street, at reflected by the cmmeroial
newspapers, that the days of swen
cents cotton have passed forever. Even
with twelve million bale orops po*sl
b'o nob. dy prodlots anything Joss than
ui>.e or ten cents as the price. The
reason for this opinion is that the
business world bus awakened to the
fact Iba? tbj cons'mp.ioa of co:t- n
has vas ly and rapidly increased. Im
proved methods of manufacture have
resulted in the use of eottou fabric*) for
objects w holly unknown a few je?.rs
ago. For examp'e, within the last live
or six years it has come to bo tho fash
ion of nearly all cmntrbs to uniform
their armle3 in cotton goods. Here In
America, until tho War with Spain,
our so'dlers wore wool. Slice then
i hoy have wo Mi khtki, a o ttou ma
terial. When we remember that Eu
ropean nations such as Germany and
Kussla maintain standing armies of
three quarters of a million men ?nd
more, It is easy to see how a change
fron wool to cotton may affect the de
mand for cotton.
We may 3afely predict that ootton
will bring this winter a fair price
such a price aa will yield a legitimate
profit to the industrious and thrifty
producer. The indolent and unthrifty
will not make a profit out of co'.ton, re
gardless of what the price may be. It
may be further asserted that the time
has come when cotton farming has
reaohed a safe basis. It is a better
businoss today than it has ever been
before. Tho farmer who does not suc
ceed will, barring special and peculiar
Individual misfortunes, have no ona to
blanu save himself. No nun on earth
has a better chance to earn a good liv
ing and get ahoad of the world than
the South Carolina farmer, especially
the "up-country" fanner who lives In
the healthiest region of the United
States. To succeed in farming requires
hard work and self-3acrlflee. The
same ii' o required in every other hon
est business. The man who will not
work and will not deny himself has no
right to succeed.
The wiso farmer who has land In
these days wil! hold it and Improve it.
The man who has no land and means to
farm had better buy it now. In a few
years the price of land In this country
will be out of the roach of the poor
Mr. Earle'a Election.
The election of John H. Earle to the
raiload commission .shoull strengthen
the commission in business capacity
and add to its effectiveness. Mr. Earle
is a lawyer and more especially a busi
ness lawyer. If it be possible to ac
complish anything for the pubHc good
by means of the commission, it is his
opportunity to demonstrate it. It is
his part to apply himself diligently to
the mastering of the tangled questions
constantly before the commission and
Thk Advertiser hsa confidence that
he will zealously endeavor to demon
strate to the people that the commis
sion can be effective.
In both primaries Laurens county,
under ooligatlons to neither man,
gavo Mr. Earle very largely the pre
ponderance of Its support. In this town
most men were Earle men and it was
such counties as LAurons, without per
sonal intorest in the evont of the elec
tion, that decided it. Laurens county
and tho town of Laurens both have
business with the commission, busi
ness which has been ponding for a long
lime. Certain reforms in the railway
situation call for immediate remedy.
With a Laurens man on the commis
sion, who is cow the senior member,
and with our neighbor Mr. Earle In
addition, towards whom Laurens has
behaved In a neighborly way, Laurens
people may reasonably trust that the
public interests of the county and
town will be protected. The time has
come when we may at least expect
special attention from the commission
If nothing more.
The time for offering the Semi
Weekly Republic with paid-in advance
subscriptions to Thk Advertiser has
There are some subscribers who did
not avail themselves of the opportunity
to got three papers for the price of
one. Th -y probab'y did not care for
the extra papers or as the offer was
i.Side at a time when money was rc'rcc,
wo dare s?y It was not always conven
ient to pay in advance. Now however
cotton is beginning to come in and wo
hopo every one will pay for their pa
per. It only costs $1.00 a year and we
are working to give you tho best
County piper in the State.
Don't wait for a statement, look on
the label?that will tell what you owe.
It costs t wo cents to send each state
ment and that is a big percen'age on
the price of the paper, to say nothing
of the timo it takes to send them.
Result of Special City Election.
In the special election last Wednes
day 111 votes were cast in favor of the
proposition to bond the city for $40,000
for the purpose of improving tho water
works and electric light plants and put
ting In a ?ystera of sewerage whilo Ort
opposed it. As will be noted less than
hall of the qualified voters of the oity
particlprtcd in the election.
Loiter to H. R. Humbert.
Laurens. 8. C,
Dear Sir: There are these five ways
of bahlm as in paint.
( ) stnfl'cd-out with chalk, or some
thing like that;
(2) baiytes, better than chalk, but
no covering to it; nobody knows it's
(3) benzine In the oil, or tratet or
oth^r su? h Btlifting,
(4) too thin?too much liquid, what
evor it is, for the solid ;
ifi) short measure;
Now will you buy by the price per
"galh n" ?
We furnish our agents with a state
chemist's certificate of analysis that
tells what's in Devoe.
F. W. DsVok & Co ,
Moselay A Roland sell our paint.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store
Try Us for
Laurens Cotton Mills Store
Stationery too fancy for olden times and
stationery with the antique finish?all sorts of
fancy stationery for all sorts of purposes.
Writing paper and envelopes in dainty, del
icate tints?other grades more conservative.
W. W. Oodson.
The selection of good seed is very importont. We give
special attention to this as well as to other departments of
our business. We can fill your orders for Seed Wheat,
Oats, Barley, Rye, Vetch, Clover, Lucerne, Rape, Tur
nip and all kinds of good Garden Seeds.
WE ARE ANXIOUS TO SELL YOU.
and Sale Stable.
I have bought out the Livery business of
C. S. Fuller. I will conduct a First
Class Livery, Feed and Sale Stable.
Always on hand safe horses and nice
turnouts at reasonable rates.
Kentucky saddle and harness horses.
Give me a trial.
J. H. Davis,
The Bank of Laurens,
Laurens, S. C.
Will furnish every one who will becomo a
depositor to the amount, of one dollar or more
in our Saving* Department a hindsomi pri
vate Ho r,o e'afo, like the or.o shown here.
You are inv ted to call and ask for ono of
It maltuis not what a man's inc.mo is,
reckles nofs an I extravagance will sooner or
la cr bring him to tu n. "Every mechanic
can s we from one to two dollars per week
and become the manager of his own shop in
a few years
The clerk wb > saves nothing wl 1 always bo
a clerk. Hitter begin saving today. The
employe, the mechanic, the farmer, who
saves f>0 cents to ?1.00 per week will soon
own a business, a house or a farm of his own. Start a savings account with the
Bank of Liurons today It will grow: 4 per cont. into-'eston Pavings account.
J. J. Pluss,
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
W. P. Caine,
Shingles at a Bargain
We have just received three car loads of
Shingles and offer them, while they last,
at the following low prices, tfff f?? rib
$2.00 grade at $1.50 per 1000
No. 1 O
2.00 per 1000
2.25 per 1000
2.50 per 1000
THESE PRICES ARE FOR CASH
Sow Early For Best Results, i
Our Trade Murk Drand is the
bestund cleanest quality thut
it is possible to procure.
Hairy, or Winter Vetch,
Sown with Winter Outs, mukes
the largest possible yield of the
best und most nutrition* hay.
Write for prices.
WOOD'S DESCRIPTIVE FALL CATALOG
Tells all about Heed? for fall
sowing. It is the most valua
ble and helpful publication of
the kind issued in America.
Mailed free on request.
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va,
We have n< vor advertised in terms of
wild exaggeration. The goad name and
are well deserved, for It Is an honest.
Kemiiiic, vegetable preparation (from
Hydrangea bark), carefully prepared
l>y best of chemists, strictly in accord
ance with itir original formula of Dr.
Frans Gauswein, of Weishaden, Oer
many. Kor more than thirty years
"Seven Harks" has been the ideal fam
ily remedy for the relief and cure of
and alt other ailments and diseases
arising from a sluggish liver or inoper
ative digestive organs, It will tell its
own story better than it cati be de
Buy A 50 Cent Bottle
And use according to directions, If it
docs not prove effective, your druRRist
Will wive your money back and charge
Same to our account.
LYA1AN BROWN, Pharmacist, N. Y. City.
Laurens Drug Co.
in Jewelry as well as in oth
er things. If yon want up
to-date Jewelry you can al
ways be sure of ^cttino- the
very latest and the most cor
rect thiug from us. What
ever you buy, you can feel
sure that you are right.
Or if yon have anything
that needs to be altered, re
paired or reset bring it to us.
We'll do the work well and
charge yon but a moderate
Far.) (0 V?
Retains \ XNopreasnra oa
: overrst V IIIps or IVick.
j;,-- \,\ I Koundcrstrnp'
.vhls Coii. I Itcvvr jn.-vcj,
We guarantee a lit or money
PALMETTO DRUG CO.,
Laurens, S. C.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Mr. W. L. Boyd.
Dear Sir: Over flfty yevs ago our
im-iii bogan selling paint throughout
the South; sales have continued unin
terruptedly, and ten limes greater than
any other brand of paint.
Head tho following:
'?Have Used Ihn L. A M
Paint twenty years, louses painted
with it eight years ago show bettor to
day than houses painted with ether
paints within two years.
A. 11 Ed gell, Alaohna, Pia.
1 Have, used all brands of
paint, I. ,t M. Pure Taint stands hot
ter slid wears longer Hum any other
paint I have used in my ten yoa'S ox
II. l'\ Smith, Painter, Concord, N. (\
"I painted Krankeiiburg Block with
L & M. Point; stands out as though
Actual cost was loss than ft,20 per
W. ?. Barr, Charleston, W. Va.
"I painted our old homestead with
Ii. St M. Paint Iwonty-six yoars ago.
Not painted since; looks belter than
houses painted in tho last four years
with other p lint.
M.S. Kcofleld, Harris Spring.-, 8.0,
Used the Li & M. Paint for sixteen
yoars. Painted threa houses with it
II(teen yotrs ago, they iiavo not needed
J. B, Webb. Hickory, N. 0.
LONGMAN & MAHT1NKZ.
This celebrated paint is sold by
W. I . Moyd, Laurens;
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton,
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAUREN8, 8, C.
John Y. Garlington & Co.
Laurens, South Carolina
/vNH'clable Preparation for As
ting ihc Stomachs and Bowels of
iNF?fM TS /CHiLDKEN
I'romoles l)i?oslion.CI\oorriil -
ness and Rest .Contains neither |
Opium ?Morphine nor Mineral
Not ~N aii c otic .
fSmtfJcux Srr<? -
jlnixe Srrtt f
lit Ciri-./ritttfSafa +
A perfect Remedy PorConslipn
lion,Sour Stoma* h.Uiairhc
ness and Loss of Sleep.
Far Simile Signature or
X'or Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
R P. MILAM & CO.
Your stock and poultry need dosing. Now i s the time, pro
vided you use the International Slock Food Company's Prod in ts'
None better on the market. 1 [ere are some of them and the prices:
International Stock Food .25c and 50c.
Colic Cure.. 50c
Silver Pine Healing Oil .. .25c
Now, we will give whh every in 1 pound purchase a premium
ot 16 pounds of any ot the ibovo pro 1 id - ; and a 25-cts package
with every 25 lbs. purchase. This its your opportunity ; A small
investment may prove a profitable one,
Our Undertakers'Stock as usual is complete. We carry
everything from the cheapest Coffin to the best
First-class Hearse when wanted. At night or Sunday 'Phone
H. M. Wright or R. 1*. Milam at their residences.
R. P. MILAM & CO.,
ryA URKNS, S. C.
HARY WASF.-iho world's best, baby
medici. -is a prompt,f?afo,fuironud harm
less remedy i'<>'~:ill sorts of stomach and bowel
troubles of babies nnd child ron. Keep it al
ways oil hand-you can rely upon it,
At all flood ctruf> stores, 25c.
Manufactured i>v isauy hahv. CO,, Macon, oa.
n. B. Dur.. A. 0. TotoD,
DIAL & TO DD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank And Todil < ?Nico Build
Lau? bn s , S. o.
Headache and Neuralgia
Cured by Nervalfiflne, For Nile bj
Laurons D. o., W. W. Hudson iu il
nil other Dru ..-Us.
W.U. KNIQIIT. U.K. UAHU
KNIOHT & KABK,
Attorneys at Law.
Wr Will practice In all the State and
F?deral Courts. Strict attention to all
biiblnoas Intrusted to them.
Office op-stalrs, Simmons' Itnlldlog
SIMPSON & COOPER
Attorney a! Law.
Will practice ??? a 1 Si >'o Courts.
Prompt at tention ? von:? all business.
Dr. Chas. A. EMett,
I) E NT I ST.
W. Y. BOYD,
Attorney at I .aw.
Will praotlOO in State Courts.
Prompt attention glvon t<> all busloeas.
J. N. LEAK,
Oilers his services to the peo
ple of Laurens County.
W. H. Dial, Agent,
The Fidelity & Casu
I hereby acknowledge re
ceipt of Fifty Dollars as pay
ment in full, under my Poli
cy of Disability, for recent
two weeks' illness. Thank
ing you and the company
for prompt and liberal settle
ment of my claim and recom
mending The Fidelity & Cas
ualty for just and honest
dealing to my friends, and
the business public generally.
David A. Davis.
Safe and Sane
We will vote for
' Parker and Davis
We believe in "Safe
and Sane" Democracy,
and "Safe and Sane"
The best is none too
Call on us to write
you a Jine.
A. C. TO DD & CO.
"Sato and Sane insurance*"
A Holy Horror
The agonizing torture of thi9
itching, burning disease has at last
been conquered. We have secured
the selling privilege in this city
for a medicament that not only
relieves the awful itching and
burning sensation of this terrible
disease, but roots it all out of the
skin entirely, leaving a clear,
smooth, healthy covering for the
body. Conclusive facts indisputa
ble in every particular, have been
presented to us, proving beyond
the per-advonturc of a doubt, that
Eczema, ^ Eczema of * Infants,
Psoriasis, Salt Rheum,' Tetter,
Ring Worm, Scald Head, Pimples,
Barber's Itch, Milk Crust, Dan
druff, Itching Piles, and all dis
eases of the skin and scalp can b<
quickly and permanently cleaner]
out of the skin by
The D. D. D. Remedy;
"About five years ago I noticed a slid
eruption on my limbs, but in a very shl
time I wns a sight to behold, from my he]
to my feet, and my nights were terrible.!
was simply on fire. I tried a number,
doctors here in this city, but with absolute
no results aside from casing the burnij
pain a little. A friend of mine who hi
been cured of a very bad case of Fjczeif
by the D. D. D. Remedy advised me'
try it, which I did, feeling good result
trom the first. I have been using the
D D D. Itemedy for about three months,
using in all, about fifteen bottles, and to
:'...>' I am a well man. I also had dandruff
in its worse form, and found the D D. D.
Remedy to be a wonder in curing this
disease." F. M. NICHOLS,
Mooro Apartment House.
James St., Syracuse, N. Y.
The D. D. D. Prescription
comes in a sealed bottle with
authentic label on each bottle; it is
a liquid applied externally, does
not grease nor will it stain or dis
color the most delicate wearing
This prescription has our un
qualified indorsement. Foracou
siderable period of time we have
been recommending it with most
astonishingly effective results.
The cures already effected are
having a wide-spread influence in
this community. If you have a
skin affection, come and inquire
about the D. D. D. Remedy. It
will be the means of making you
a happier human being.
Laurens Drug Co.
THE NEW. NERVE ?TONIC
AND KIDNEY CURE.
CIcamm th? Kldrfoya and ninddor, purifies the
;jj: 1 ",H F o?h .... thin pooplo. Strengthens
This Mew Remedy workRlIko Mngfe, hnt la ab*
solutcl? harmk?M. Wolgh yourself before inkin?.
u-^'lfnf ^? c,i9,} 1 ? ???>?"?. SB.oo, by mall
Wo will ehcerfulh refund tho n.v If you uro
not bonoOttod. Try it and bo convinced.
Laurens Drug Co.
* J Si. fat ?X? ?C> X^L 3C ./fc. -
IW? the _ y) Ih* Kind You llava Always Bouj>M