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LAURENS, 8. C, Wee. 14, 1904.
The Platt BUI.
Senator Platt of New York has in
troduced a Bill In Congress to reduce
the number of Southern members of
the House of Representatives. The
ground taken is that the disfranchised
citizens should not be counted in ap
portioning members of Congress to
population. This is plainly absurd.
When the apportionment is made each
ten years, after the census has been
made, the women and children are in
cluded. Never bas the law been to
apportion to a State a number of Con*
gressmen according to the number of
the State's voters.
However, we do know that the South
would suffer materially even if de
prived of 10 or 20 members of Con
gress. Under present conditions the
South is always in a minority and in
large affairs the Congress of the Uni
ted States legislates towards the South
quite as though it were a foreign but
tributary province. Congress flings to
the South little pittances in the way
of appropriations but the great fiscal
laws, such aa the tariff schedules, are
devised for the purpose of extracting
an unfair share of revenue from the
Southern people. One of the reasons
that pension appropriations are main
tained at so high a figure is that the
money is nearly all distributed in the
North, Tho extravagant pension sys
tem is grounded on no especial love
for the Yankee veteran. The North
understands that it offers an easy and
smooth device for transferring money
from the South to Northern pockets.
Should the Platt Bill become law,
which is not at all likely, the remain
ing Southern Congressmen would have
each a little more territory to look after.
South Carolina member would be ex
pected to beg at the departments for
rural routes for a larger number of
counties and he would be expected to
distribute seeds over a largor area.
It may be further remarked that
many if not most of the Southern Con
gressmen we have would not be missed
save by some of the people in their own
Of course a member of congress
should be a legislator for the United
States and not a miserable beggar for
free rural routes and appropriations.At
tention to such district affairs should
be his duty but not hismain duty. Yet
most of our congressmen amount to
nothing except as mendicants and, it
must be confessed, the people seem
to like them in that capacity. If we
had ba'f a dozen of the John
Sharp Williams kind in congress from
this State the cutting down of repre
senatlon would mean much more. But
It has been a long time since South
Carolina sent such a man to Congress.
Meanwhile if John Sharp Williams
were living in this State today any
"good fellow" with an aptitude for
hand-shaking and remembering faces
cou'd beat him for Congress.
A Question of Privilege.
When a man holds cotton because he
has good reasons to believe that the
price will go higher he has a diseased
mind. If he holds it because he thinks
or hopes that it will go higher and has
no other reason for doing so except that
be dres not need the money, he is exer
cising a privilege that no one has any
right to blame him for.
In our judgement all speculation is
unsafe business. If a man owes money
and has anything to sell it is best to
sell it and apply to the debt. It re
leaves the other man and makes things
easier all round. If he does not owe
any money it does not matter. You
are pretty safe so long as you are out
As to the advisability of selling cot
ton at the present prices we have no
suggestions to make. We have never
eejn any one whose opinion was not
oftener wrong than right, the only
trouble is how to tell when it is the one
way or the other. The men on Wall
Street are more often wrong than the
one horse fanner because they often
change their minds with every tick of
the wire and the man who is a bull to
day may be a bear to-morrow.
The evidences are that there is very
little cotton being put on the market
jest now, which indicates that the low
price has not demoralized the farmers
or the banks and we trust that a reac
tion will take place and we may yet get
a fair price for our cotton. But It will
be wite to remember that it is good
bus'ness to sell a commodity when you
can realize a good margin above the
Numbers of newspapers Insist that
Governor Heyward will decline to be a
oandldate for a third term. None of
them objeots to Governor Heyward as
governor. Why should not Governor
Hey ward do his own declining? Sena
tor Latlmer's one term lasts six years.
Three torms for Governor Hey ward
would be six years. We would rather
have Governor Hey ward a century than
Senator Latimer six years and we are
not "throwing off" on Latimer who Is
behaving pretty tolerably properly.
While all this talk about law and
order is going on we hope that nobody
in Laurens county will d) anything to
be hung for.
HE CAUGHT COLD.
A cold may end In oatarrh or pneu
monia. Catarrh is bad and unpleasant
to your friends. Pneumoniais quickly
dangerous, often death itself. K>ep
the breathing apparatus open and
clean. All diseases of the throat and
brou bial tubes cured qulokly, pleas
ant y by Dr. King's Wild Cherry and
Tar. "It tastes gdod." Ev*n chronic
bro cbltis gives way before King's.
r 26 cents. Guaranteed by Palmetto
Senator Bat? ?ad Another.
The following is from The Chlosgo
Will'am Brinage Bale, United States
Senator from Tennessee, will not ac
cept a pasu, frank a telegram or draw a
pension. He Is a veteran of the Moxl
oan war, and as such is entitled to a
pension from the United States govern
ment, but he has deolined to accept it.
Duriog the civil war he was a Major
General In the Confederate Army and
distinguished himself frequently for
bravery. He was three times danger
ously wounded. Senator Bate has old
fashioned ideas about official propriety,
and It is sa'd bo hss never accepted a
railroad pars? franked a telegram, or
sought a position for a relative. He
was governor of Tennessee before he
was elected to the United States' Sen
ate. Senator Bate is cow 78 years old
and Is ? candidate for re-election
We are reminded that there is at
least one United States Senator from a
Southern State who though he did not
serve in the Confederate Army will ac
cept and use a free railroad pass. He
has been known to lose a buuoh of them
from his pocket. He denounced good
men at one time for aceeptlng passes
and charged that the acceptance of
passes was in effect the acceptance of
bribes. Later the use of passes by State
officials was made an offence against tho
laws by his State legislature but beyond
the borders of his State be continued to
use them. He has been scd still is ac
claimed as the foe of the corporations
and the friend of the common people.
The people of York coutry genorally
and the members of the bar and liti
gants especially, are under very mate
rial obligations to the Honorable R.
O. Watts for his kind consideration In
giving them an extra week of the
court of common pleas.
Judge Watts has boon on a strain
since last spring. He did not have an
opportunity to rest even during the
hot months of the summer, and al
though not compelled by law to give
this county more than two weeks,
when he learned of the congested con
dition of Calender 1, he consented, at
great personal discomfort and incon
venience to relieve It as far as he was
But this is not all. Litigants are pe
culiarly fortunate in having Judge
Watts to preside over their cases. He
is fair, Arm, patient, able and has the
reputation of being the most correct
judge on the circuit bench of South
Carolina. During a service of twelve
years he has a record of having been
reversed by the supreme court less fre
quently than any other judge on the
Although many of them have learned
by experience not to try to take any
liberties with him, all of the lawyers
of the state have the highest regard
for Judge Watts. They know that he
is broad and liberal; that his pr*dom
inating characteristic is an unshakable
love of justice, and that he will not
tolerate any quibbling.
The state of South Carolina is to be
congratulated in having'such a man
in such a position and we feel sure
that there are hundreds of people all
over York county who will join us in
the hope that this just man will be
spared to adorn the bench of the state
for many years to come.?Yurkville
Nervous and Could Not Sleep.
Columbia, S. 0., April 13, 1904.
Dear Sirs: After a severe attack of
grip, I was all run down, and had no
appetite and was exceedingly weak,
and could not sleep. I sought relief in
Dr. James' Iron Blood and Liver Tonic,
and the money was well Jnves'ed?
nevpr got such good returns for money
invested before. Bet?re I had finished
the first bottle my appetite was goo I,
and I could rest well at night. I can
not say too much in praise of Dr.
James* Iron Blood and Liver Tonic.
This testimonial is unsolicited.
J . S. Hooan,
228 Marlon St.
The regular annual meeting of the
shareholders of the National Hank of
Laurens, S. C. will be held at the bank-;
Ing house of said bank on the second
Tuesday in January, 1905, being the
10th day of the month.
Jno. Aug. Barksdalk,
Money to Loan
Oq improved farms, in sums of $300.00
and upward, at 7 per cent, and 8 per
cent, interest, repayable in easy annual
installments. No commission. The
borrower simply pays a reasonable ex
pense of negotiating the loan.
C. D. Barksdalr,
W. Y. Boyd,
Attorn-ys, Laurens, S. C.
Call on W. Y. Boyd. 10-13t
Bsm th? Ito KM You Ha*9 Always Bougja
THE DISCOVERER. OF
Was, thirty-five years ago, one of Germany'*
foremost physicians, besides he was a cele
brated botanist and chemist. His discoveries
were many and invariably successful. Per
haps his most important discovery was that
of the great and popular preparation called
?even Barks?extracted from the bark of a
specially grown Hydrangea plant. This bark
grows in seven layers, each division possessing
wonderful individual curative values. One
acts a* a gentle cathartic, another as an al
terative, the third s: a diuretic, the fourth as
an expectorant?while the other three layers
produce wonderful, upbuilding tonic elements.
Most All Disease
Emanates from tbt drainage ayatem (the stom
ach, bowels, liver and kidneys). When one of
these organs becomes clogged or congested
the others naturally suffer in sympathy, and
it requires a thorough cleansing and the res
toration of ?11 of them before each can again
fully perform its natural function.
Contain nature-firing principles that will ef
fect immediate relief and, In food time, a
permanent eure ef all such disorders. One 60
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Tslk with your druggist about It He will
VacV up all we claim. If you are ill and can
not spare W-cents for ? bottle, writs ? postal
and we will scad you s bottle tree.
LYMAN BROWN, Pha.rma.cist, N. Y. City.
Laurens Drug Co.
THE CHILD LABOR LAW.
Got. Hot ward is Opposed to any Change |
at Pr? seat.
Gove nor Heyward has replied to
the letter reoeived by blm recently In
regard to the child labor laws by Dr.
Mr-Kol way, of Charlotte, N. C. The|
letter Is as follows:
Dr. A. J. MoKelway, Assistant Seoro- ]
tary National Child Labor Associa
tion. Charlotte, N. O.:
My Dear Mr. MoKelway: I am in
receipt of your letter of the 20th ulti
mo, whloh reached my office during
my absence, and this is the first oppor
tunity I have bad to give it my atten
tion. It is needless lor me to tell jou
that I have read your communication
with great interest. The phases f
the subject you discuss are of serious
Import to the South?and espeolally is
this true of South Carolins, where
the magnitude of our cotton mill inter*
est s is greater than that of any other
For several years tho question of
ohild labor In the cotton mills was se
riously discussed by the people of our
State and the consideration given to
the subjeot showed that its importance
was fully realized. In my campaign
for governor two yeara ago I advocated
the settlement of this question by the
passing of a law known as "the Mar
shall hill," this law prohibiting, tho
first year, all ohildren under ten years
of age from worklug in the cotton'
mills, with similar restrictions, respec
tively, the second and third years fori
ohildren under cloven and twelve]
years of age.
At the annual session of our general
assembly in 1903, such a law was en
acted and has been effective from that
i time. This law Is giving general sat
isfaction alike to mill owners and to
tho operatives, and no complaints
from any source regarding its adminis
tration have reaohed my office.
I believe when the law was passed
?and I believe now, taking everything
into consideration?that such legisla
tlon was tho b?st solution of the ques
tion. I was much gratidi d that a law
regulating this most important ques
tion could be framed as to meet the
wishes of all these most interested in
its passage and in its results, as I
deemed it essential that tho matter
shsuld be permanently settled. I have
every reason to believe that satisfac
tion with this law in our State will
continue, and I cannot but think that
it would be unwise to disturb existing
conditions by Increasing the ago limit
from twelve to fourteen years, as is
suggested in your letter.
While those are my convictions re
garding this law, I must admit that
the educational aspect of your pro
posed plan appeals to me most strongly.
Should any change be made, however,
it is my belief that such changes
should Include our entire educational
system, thus bringing?not only ojr
children in the mills?but all tho chil
dren in our State, under its provisions.
You have my full sympathy in the
important work before you and I sin
cerely trust that whatever may be
done will be alike beneOcial to the
best interests of all concerned. Be
Very Truly Yours,
D. C. Heyward,
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The Great Blond Purifier, Kidney and
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NO U' nelH.
A Guarantee Goes With Each
And tho druggist signs tho guaran
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and It regulates the Kidneys, Liver
and Bowels. The use of a single bottle
w l1 convince any one of its wonderful
curative properties. For sale by The
Liurens Drug Co.; W. W. Dodaon.
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a r,?aranteed remedy for Chills.
Ague, Denguo, ieCrlppe, and all
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Laurens Drug Co.
It is Coming in Rapidly in
Evidenoe on the following; subject
will prove of Interest to every Laurens
reader. So many pcop'e po through
the same experience daily. This pub
lic statement should be proof positive
to every wavering; doubter. Read it
Li. H, Potter, employed la the Co'ton
Mill, residing on Factory Hill, hays:
''My kidneys and baok have bo'.hered
me for quite a while. My back se ma
to be the weakest spot about me, and
when 1 take cold it always settles there
and knoeks me out. I have been so
bad at times that I had to lose severa'
days from work. The kidnoy sccr -
tlons were disordered, very dark and
full of sediment and annoyed me by
making mo get up during the night. I
tried different remedies and wore plas
ters but nothing did me any good until
I got a box of Doan's Kduey Pills at
Palmettt Drug C? mpany's s*ore. Since
using them the backache his left me
and I can eloep aM night without my
rest being disturbed and the k'd .ey
secretions have all cleared up and row
have no sediment in them."
For sale by all dealers. Price no et?.
Foster-MiIburn Co.. Buffa'o, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name?Doin's ?and
take no other.
The County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of 8tate, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for fis
cal year 11)03 at tho Treasurer's OtHce,
from October 15th to December 31,
1904- Those w'.n pr. f?*r to do so can
pay in J* unify. 9 5, withonoper cent.
adui<io:.a'; t o e who prefer piylng in
Febru iry, H> '?>. can do so with 2 per
ceut. aid.il >uik ; b' ose who prefer to
p >y in March, 1905, to the 15th of ta'd
month, can do so by paying an addi
tional 7 per cent. After said date the
I books will close.
All persons owning property or pay
ing taxes for others in more than one
Township are requested to c*ll for re
ceipts in each township in which they
live. This is important, as additional
cost and penalty may not be nttachod.
Prompt attention will be glveu those
who wish to p.?y their taxes through
tho mail by checks, money orders, etc.
Persons sending In lists of names to b9
taken off, are urged to send in early as
the Treasurer is very busy during the
month of December.
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax. ? mills
County Ordinary, '2;,k m l's
Special County, 2? mills
Public Koad, 11 mills
S2hoo\ 3 mil's
Total 15 mills
Special School, L uren?, 3| mills
Special School, Waterloo, 2 mills
Special School, Cray Court, 2 mills
Special Schi ol, Cross Ulli, 3 mills
Special Sohool, Mountvllle, 24 m'.l's
Speoial School, Fonn'aln Inn, 4 mil s
Special School, Hunter, 3 mills
All able-bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 years are liable
io pay a poll tax of $1.00, except old
soldiers, who aro exempt at GO years.
Commutation Road Tax $1 00, In 1 on
of working the public roads, to be paid
at the time as stated ab >ve.
Come early and avo d the rush
J. H. COPEAND,
Laurens, 8. 0., Sept. 26, 1904 -td.
Christmas Holliday Rates
ATLANTIC COA8T LINE
announce rate of
ONE AND ONE-THIRD
FIRST - CLASS FARES
( V i* imuin rate 60 oents)
Tickets will be placed on sale
December 23rd, 24th, 25th, 31st,
and January ist, 1905; final
limit returning to January 4th,
To teachers and students of
colleges, on presentation and sur
render of certificates signed by
superintendents, presidents and
principals, tickets may be sold at
the above rate, December 17th
to 24th inclusive, with final limit
returning to January 8th, 1905.
For full information call on
ticket agents or address
W. J. Ckaig. G. P. A.
H. M. Emerson, Traffic Mgr.
Wilmington, N. C.
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buying here. We
have a superb line of
those dainty articles of
use and ornament that
make the most appro
priate and welcome
are here in great va
riety, and all at the
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Holiday Box Paper
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Give us a call and. inspect our line
anyway. . . . . .
and all kinds of
Fruits and Candies.
THE CASH BARGAIN STORE
J. L. Hopkins, Proprietor
Laurens, South Carolina
IF IT ISN'T
IT IS INSIDE
the leading fancy and heavy
grocers of Laurens. Here s
some of the new arrivals of
Seeded Rasms, Cleaned Cur
rants, Leghorn Citron, Turk
ish Figs, Malaga Grapes,
Cranberries, Fresh Cocoa
nuts, Jordan Shelled Al
monds. Nixed Nuts.
Quality always the best in
the market and price?well,
that is always right.
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Every Woman Loves
Every woman likes to
feel that her jewelry is
solid and perfect - that
she has what she paid
for. Every woman
likes to save money,
every woman ought to
patronize us - it means
NEW MEAT MARKET
I have opened up a
first-class meat and
produce market at
the City Market
stand, northeast cor
ner public square. In
addition to a supply
of fresh meats I
will handle all kinds
of produce ? chick
ens, butter, eggs,
etc. Parties desir
ing to buy or sell
milk cows will do
well to see me. . . .
J, Wade Anderson
Four tracts at Fountain
Inn containing 42, 10, 3,
29 acres respectively, all
116 acres at Power's Shop,
121 acres 3 miles north of
70 acres close to town of
Fine Rock Quarry at Gray
Hous and Lot at Fountain
171 acres one mile from
8 acres at Fountain Inn
suitable for residence
The above can be bought
on reasonable terms.
J. N. LEAK
Real Estate Agent and
Gray Court, S, C,
Special Notice?1 havo just received
a fine line of full and wintor samples of
all the latest styles. Prices to suit the
times. Pants made to order from $4.00
up. Suits made to order from $12 00
up. A lit is Always guaranteed I also
Invite you to join my pressing club,
only $l.oo per month. Phono 18o, Min
E. J . DANCY, Tailor.
R. P. Milam & Co.
Better and Cheaper
Flour than any
body? 1,000 barrels
bought right. . .
The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, lOOS
Money in a strong bank is better
than government bonds, because
it earns more and is quite as
safe. This bank allows interest
in its savings department at four
Ser cent, per annum, compounded
anuary and July. Its ample
capital and surplus and careful
conservative management affords
Deposits received from one
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. PIuss, W. P. Caine,
CASHIER. ASST. CASHIER.
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,
Since the Cotton
Season Started 3?
we have been unloading on an average of
one car FLOUR per week?last week we
unloaded two cars of 1st and 2nd patent.
That Means Something!!
We have never learned the candidate's
hearty handshake, nor do we pretend to
love the "dear people" so much?but we
do claim that our methods are saving the
farmers money, and making some for
oursleves. Get our prices, and see quality
of our goods.
LAURENS COTTON MILLS STORE
T. C. LUCAS, Manager
DR. JAMES' iron blood
Kor sah; l>y
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