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Rates Tor Advertising.?Ordinary ad
vertisements, per square, one inser
tion, $1.00; each subsequent Insertion,
60 cents. Liberal reduotlon made
(or large dvortisements.
Obituaries: All over 60 words, one
cent a word.
Notes of thanks: Five cents tho line.
W. YV. Ball,
Entered ntthe postofllee at Laurens,
8. C, as second class mall matter.
LAURENS, S. C, Ecb. 8, 1905.
Bible Study in Laurens.
The results of Supt. B. L. Jones'
Bible examination of the school chil
dren, printed in Tub Advertiser last
week, has aroused a great deal of in
terest in the State and favorable com
ments ari. numerous. We believe that
it will be tho cause of a general awak
ing of interest in Bible study in the
public schools. The News and Courier
of Friday contained the following edi
torial under the caption "The Bible in
"Elsewhere is reproduced from The
Laurens Advertiser a copy of a circular
issued to the patrons of the city schools
of Laurens by the superintendent, Mr.
B. L. Jones, with regard to the Bible
training of the young in Laurens. Mr.
Jones examined the higher grades of
his school, composed of children be
tween thirteen and sixteen years old,
in their knowledge of the Bible. Twenty
simple questions were presented for the
test, and the average percentage made
by forty-two girls was 37.71 and for
twenty-four boys 42.41.
"Mr. Jones draws this inference: It
is evident, that the children of our town
are not receiving thorough instruction
in the Bible. Where the fault lies re
mains for the parents to discover.?
Hereafter the Bible will be taught in
our schools more than it has been in
the past." Mr. Jones adds the inter
esting statement that out of 370 white
pupils enrolled in the city schools, only
214 attended the Sunday Schools of the
town on Sunday, January 22d. "This
was an ideal day," he declares, and
yet 15G of our pupils did not go to any
"Supposing that a percentage of 50
be required in the schools for a child to
be promoted from a lower to a higher
grade it appears that a considerable ma
jority of tne youths of Laurens would
fail on the English Bible. We do not
discuss now the disputable question of
the propriety of teaching the Bible in
the common schools but we believe
that, with rare exceptions, intelligent
people will agree that every man and
woman should have some knowledge of
the Bible. Apart from its religious
bearing, it will be conceded that no
person is equipped with the rudiments
of an education until he has some un
derstanding of what the Bible is and what
it teaches. Even an intelligent Atheist
would assent to the truth of this propos
"While the results of the examina
tions in Laurens are not creditable to
the schools boys and girls?and, mira
bile dictu?the girls are excelled by the
boys ?it is only fair to them to say that
there is no certainty that their fathers
and mothers could have done better. 1
M oreover, wo doubt if the average of
Laurens, would be exceeded materially
by the young or old of other communi
"However, it is encouraging that the
superintendent of the Laurens schools
ha3 given this examination. We are
glad to observe and to direct attention
to the active interest that he is show
ing in Bible education. We are sure
that it would be helpful to the people of
the State and prove an incentive to the
study of the Bible, if all the school su
perintendents of South Carolina should
follow his example. Once it is discov
ered that the familiarity with the Bi
ble that characterized the people
of tho State if we go back some
three or four generations, it is safe to
safe to say that they will arouse them
selves to the wisdom of renewing their
acquaintance with the Book of Books."
As to Clcmson.
Representative Irby made a good
point in tho Clemson College debate
when he urged that if Clcmson were re
ceiving too much money from the fer
tilizer tag tax the tax should be re
duced or that part of it not needed by
Clemson should go into the State treas
ury. If Winthrop College or any other'
State College needs more money in or
der to do the best work possible for the
youth of the State, the Legislature
should appropriate the money. Merely
because one College is held to be get
ting too much is not a reason for giving
We think that the time has come
that Clemson should be a real Coliege
ln other words, that the sub-college de
partment should he abolished. Stu
dents not prepared to enter the College
classes should not he allowed in Clem
son. The State does not maintain a
preparatory school in the South Caro
lina College or the Citadel. The higher
classes of the common schools, which
nre maintained by taxation, are in
tended to prepare boys for College and
they do prepare them. The higher
educational system of the State does
not contemplate a system of high
Rchools and the sub-college department
of Clemson is a departure wholly for
eign to the aims of the Legislature.
There are public schools in almost every
county fully as well equipped to pre
pare boys for ("Unison's freshman
class as are the preparatory classes of
Money spent on maintaining a high
Bchool in Clemson is for tho most part
Shelter Your Cotton.
It you are holding cotton don't, lose
bight of the fact that it will damage.
There is not much danger during the
fail and winter but from now on is a
Shelter it if pc:*ible, but beware of
If you can not house it you had bet
ter let the warehouse people do it for
CHAMBERLAIN'S COL'GU REME
DY A B 8 OLL' T E LY IIA KM LESS.
Tho fault of giving children medi
cine containing lnjurlun-, substances, is
sometimes uioro disastrous than the
disease from whh h they are suffering.
Ev<ry mother ebould know that Cham
berlain's Cough Heu?o y is pcrfootly
safe for childien to lake. It cou^ui
nothing h ;rmful bud for coughs, oolds
and croup :b ucsurpa*POd>. ,For fale by
Lau rets Drug Co. and Dr. B/ F. Posey.
The Advertiser has never advised
anybody to hold cotton. We do not
offer advice about something wo know
nothing about. Nevertheless tho fact
remains that the people generally all
over the cotton states are holding a
large share of their cotton, and the
various advices indicate that they are
in a position to hold out to the bitter
end and are determined to do so.
If such ia the case they will win this
time and will realize a good prico for
However such a course will result in
no permanent good unless the farmers
give more attention to other crops,
thereby providing their own supplies
and at the same time reducing the cot
We do not advocate the reduction of
fertilizers. The object in using ferti
lizers is to lessen the cost of production
and if used inteligently, the purpose
will be accomplished.
Our advice is to shorten the produc
tion, but to diminish the cost in every
Wrltjng for the Papers.
The Rev. Dr. Hall, of McConnells
ville, S. C, says:
"It is rarely that one sees a signed
j article by any of our ministers in the
county papers. If a minister is askod
to furnish an article on a specific sub
ject it is usually gladly furnished, but
that minister rarely ever volunteers an
article. He feels a modesty in thrust
ing himself upon the public. If he
writes he feels that an apology is duo.
I am persuaded that this is a false
modesty. No man need apologize for
I taking ndvantage of opportunities of
: advancing the cause of (Jurist and pro
moting righteousness. The business
! man is alive to the value of the county
paper, in promoting his business, and
j ne makes use of it; his advertisements
! fill its pages. The politician knows the
value of the county paper, and makes
large use of it in securing his election,
j The ministers of the Gospel and other
! religious workers alone seem to have
j failed to realize the possibilities in the
, county paper. There are exceptions,
j but the rule is that the county paper
has been wholly neglected as a means
i of promoting the cause of Christ and
I morality in general.
"In order to illustrate the whole sub
j jeet a bit of history will be mentioned,
j A number of ministers in Bethel Pres
'?? bytery, Synod of South Carolina, un
i dertook to furnish articles of a relig
i ious and moral character regularly to
I three county papers in different parts
I of the Presbytery, each article appear
ing simultaneously in all the papers.
The articles were furnished for six
, months. They were gladly published,
' and eagerly read, the interest growing
to the very last. The articles were
largely copied by other papers over the
I State. A maker of 'patent sheets'
I took them up, und they appeared in
every paper, using i is service. In this
i way* the articles were given a very
"The plan adopted in Bethel Presby
tery may not always be feasible, but it
is always feasible for individual minis
I ters to furnish articles to the county
papers on religious and moral subjects.
We agree with Dr. Hall that the
ministers could accomplish much good
by contributing to the county papers.
We wish that they would often use the
columns of The Advertiser.
However, one point all who contri
bute to newspapers should bear in
mind. They should make their con
tributions brief. The 119th. Psalm is a
very long chapter but David was very
careful in his writings not to cover a
great deal of space at one time.
King Solomon was a very brilliant
writer. He has never been rivalled as
a maker of pointed paragraphs. No other
man has been able to change a dozen
woads with such tremendous force. The
unlearned men who wrote the Gospels
said what they meant. The Bible was
inspired but that is all the more reason
why others should study it as a model
It is out of the question for The Ad
tiser to print a sermon of three or four
columns. Our facilities for printing
are limited. We would be glad to print
half a dozen or a dozen communications
from our friends every week ?that is,
from those who really have something
Russia's Cowardly Czar.
Collier's for February -1 refers to the
Czar as a coward, and speaking of Rus
sia's future says:
The present Czar's grandfather was
a man in whom liberal intentions, alter
nated with panic, stupidity, and cruelty.
After he had freed the serfs he became
reactionary. Finding that the people
expected further progress, and that
progress meant arrogance, he became
querelous, and was blown to heaven in
1881. His weakness, like that of the
present unfortunate, might almost as
well have been malice. Nicholas II, like
his grandfather, has had intentions
which have only served for paving
stones. These two rulers have been
neither strong enough to succeed as
tyrants nor strong enough to keep a
tactful progress just ahead of discon
tent. The stricken peasants whom the
Czar has slaughtered are victims of his
feebleness. The weakness of the ruler
is visited on the people. Alexander III,
father of the present Czar, was a
stronger man than Alexander II or
than Nicholas. He lacked their inter
mittent and fragmentary dreams of
progress, but he had brains and char
acter enough to get along in some com
fort in the statu quo. The war un -
doubtedly has made it harder for Nicho
las, but he had already thoroughly
shown how dangerous a petulant weak
ling must be in his difficult position.?
An eloquent and fearless man could
probably have, outwitted and pacified
the people tor a long time by receiving
their petition* by assuring Lhem of his
Isysniathy, but decluring that the one
thing which they must do, before any
radical changes could be undertaken,
was to bring Rustiia victorious from the
present war. Mere dash might have
done as much as that. Intelligence and
knowledge of these times would have
granted changes no quietly that this
convulsion would never have occurred.
The Russians are patient, loyal, spiritual
people, who could bo led to liberul gov
ernment with smoothness and without
extremes, had I he autocrat happened to
be of more fitting stock than the pres
ent house of Romanoff. So moderate
and simply w iac are the Russian people
that a long series of extremes in spasms
is impossible. Liberty will come to
Kusoia, und come at an increasing
speed, but there will be no more vio
lence in its approach than is made neces
sary by the cowardice or shallow igno
rance of hei rulers.
STHTL1 NO BUT TRUE.
People the world over were hcrrlikd j
on learning of llio burning of a Chicago j
theater In which nearly six hundred
people loit their lives, yet mo'e than
five times this Dumber or over 3,0001
Jioople died from pneumouia in Chicago [
luring tho tame year, with scarcely a
passing nUice. Evciy one of those
cases of pneumonia resulted from a
cold and cou'd hive been prevontod by
the timely use of Chamberlain'* Cough
Remody." A groat many who had every
reason to fear pneumonia have wurded
it off by the pr? rapt u?u oi ihi* remedy, j
Tho following U an ins'auco of th's|
sort. ' Too much cannot be said In fa
vor of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
and especially for colds and iclluenza.
i know that it oured my daughter,
Laura, of a sovero cold, and i believe
saved her life, when she was threat
ened with pneumonia." W. d. Wil
cox, Logan. New York. Bold by Lau
rens Drug Co. und Dr. H. P. Posey.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Two tracts, 26 acres each,
near Gray Court.
75 acres near Alma.
Two Houses and Lots at
Four tracts at Fountain
Inn containing 42, lo, 3,
2? acres respectively, all
121 acres 3 miles north of
70 acres close to town of
Fine Rock Quarry at Gray
171 acres one mile from
8 acres at Fountain Inn
suitable for residence
J. N. LEAK
Real Estate Agent and
Gray Court, S, C,
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
of Municipal Election
FOR M A v OR AND SIX A LDERM AN
Notice is hereby giv..n that an elec
tion for Mayor and six Alder.i an to
HUCOJed the pro-out City Council of
Lumens will bo held In tho City of
Laurens, on Tuesday, March 14, 1005.
Tho polls will be* opef.od at ihe
Council Chamber in tho City of Lau
rents at 0 o'clock u, m. and cIobo at ?
o'clock p. m.
Messrs. VV. II. (Jarre:t, W. II. Cilk
erson s-nd W. II. Franks have been duly
appointed Managers of s?id clocthm.
No person shall be entitled to vote at
said election, who shall not have regis
tered hid name- with It, B. Pabb, Su
pervisor of Registration for tho City of
Laurens before 12 o'clock M. on tho
!0;b day next preceding said election.
The raid It. E. Babb, Supervisor of
Registration, will have his oflice open
for tho purpose, of registering voter*
from !)..'}<) o'clock a. m. to 4 00 o'c'ook
p. in, from the 6th day (Uy of Feb
ruary lPOfi.to 12 rn on tho Ih day
of March, 1005, ino'usive. except Sun
day. On Saturdays during fald time
the olllco will bo kepi f.pen (ill ?.CO p.
At s.dd election thoro will i>o six
boxen, one for eftch Wad, and the
electors will deposit lluIt' htllotH In the.
box representing their rospec Ivo
Wards for Mayor an i for one Ald\ ruion
for their Ward,
By order of tho f'ity Council <>i Lau
rens, this the 31stday (f December,
J. 0 OWiNOS,
[i. s.| h (j. hallb,
Mon y (o Loan
Oa improved fa crop, In hums of IB00 I 0
and upward, at 7 jorc^nt, und 8 per
cent, intercs', repayable.ln easypnnuul
insttillments. No cominlsslou. 'J'he
borrower simply pays'n reasonable ex
pense of n .'gotlating t he loan.
0 d. Baiiksoale,
W. Y. Boyu,
Attotn: ys, Laurcnn, H. C.
Call on W. Y./Boyd. 10-13t
For Any Person Who
Takes a Dottle of OUR
The Great Ulood Purifier, Kidney and
Liver Regulator, and Receive*
A Guarantee Goes With Each
A ml tie druggist signs the guaran
tee. You run no risk Tu the trial. Our
New Discovery is not an alcoholic
stimulant, which is worse than no
stimulant, but it is the g eat building
up and purifying remedy, purifying i
the b'ocu and cleansing the system
from all impurities, whieh gives new |
life and vigor to overy organ. It pos
itively cu'osnll blood diseases such as <
Itching Skin, Pimples, Eczema, Blood- 1
Po>son, Scrofula, Rheumatism, and it
restore.! tho Norvous System to Its '
Normal condition, producos a healthy
appi titc, tones and regulates tho heart, i
und it regulates tho Kidneys, Liver
and Bowels. The use of a single bottlo |
w 1' convinco any one of Its wonderful
curative properties. For eale by The i
Laurens Drug Co.; W. W. Dodson.
I have for sale a fine
lot of Mules and Horses
They must be sold. You
Here's a Proposition:
1 will give half a cent
above the market for
your cotton in purchase
of a Mule or a Horse,
This proposition is good for
E. W. MARTIN,
Laurens, S. C.
AH land owners in Laurens County
uro hereby notified that streams run
ning through or bounding their lands
must he cleared out, as provide I by
law, by tho last day of March next, or
same will bo cleaned at their expense.
II. B. HUMBERT,
25 \; Supervisor L. C.
The cause of ninety per cent of all distale
is a faulty tliKCstivc and drainage system?the
stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels. Let one
of these organs become clogged or inopcra- ,
tivo. there remains in the system many poi
miiis that will, in time, breed disease, ?lirti--.ul
tu correct. < >ne should' never allow even a
temporary Stoppage of any one of these or- ;
j?ans?they should he kept constantly in per
fect working ojder.
Is positively the ideal corrective of all Inter
nal ailments. It is not a patent medicine. \
but an honest, vegetable preparation, extracted
from the hark of a species of the Hydrangea |
j>lant. Its curative properties arc numerous.
It is a mild cathartic-an alterative?diuretic,
?oothing, healing and tonical. An occasional
dose will keep the whole system in perfect
condition and will act S3 a safeguard against
Seven Darks lias heen on the American
market for over thirty-five years. Its distributors !
have reams of high-praising letters from peo
ple in every walk of life. Thousands of fam
ilies are never without a bottle. The oldes?
friends ace our best.
Test it for yourself
Ask your druggist for a GO-cent bottle, and if
it does not do all that is claimed, take the
empty or partly consumed bottle back and get
your money. One New York City druggist
sold 720 bottles on this basis before one dis
atisficd purchaser asked for the return of hts
LYN AN DROWN. Pharmacist. N. V. City.
Lauren Drug Co.
we want all interested in
TO HAVE OUR NAM i: BEFORE THEM
Writo ua stating what kind of
Machinery you uso or win
Install, and we will mall you
Free of All Cost
A HANDSOME AND USEKUL
Pocket Diary and atlas
OR A LARGE
Gibbes Machinery Company,
COLUMBIA, s. C.
A STOOK OP HORSE POWER NAY
PRESSES TO BE CLOSED OUT AT
AND KIDNEY CURE.
Cleanses Ihe N'ldnoyi nnd fllnddor, nitrifies the
''? I'm < rinoh on thin people. Strong!liens
Hie Nerven. ?'lenrn Hid Ilrulii. Cures) NefTOUd
leblllt.v, In nj nila, K/illlnr: Mpuioi ?? ItcMtnrrn
the Vim. View , VIOilHy nnd S'rsr.uih of Youth,
In both wcaK Mi n and Women.
Thlh Wow Remedy work* like, Maple, but Im nb
SOlutelyltnrr/icm, Weigh youn?-lf br-foro inking.
nrr,c,?f SO ctn.t 12 boKo?, SB.OO. i?y mall.
v.o. will ?Ii- i fully refund tln? iniinev If you nro
U?t Douoflttotl. Pry U utid bo cuuvliiced.
Laurens Drug Co.
SIMPSON & COOPER
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
THE HUB II TH3 HUB fi
Our Special Sale
Embroidery and White Goods
Will continue till February I5tk If the weather has kept you
away for the first two days, don't imagine all the
"Plums" has been plucked. We are saving
some of them for you, and besides we
are receiving new Goods every
day. Special reduction
This is Strictly a Cash Sale.
No Goods will beCharged
during its continuance.
To every customer whose purchases amount
to $5.00 or over, we will sell TEN YARDS
of best yard-wide bleached
Cotton for 25 cents.
Don't miss this Great rioney=saving opportunity or you will
IF IT ISN'T
IT IS INSIDE
the leading fancy and heavy
grocers of Laurens. Here's
some of the new arrivals of
Seeded Rasins, 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.
jig Life Insurance Co. ^1
eg New York $
& Richnrd A. McCurdy, I?rcs. |J
^ Oldest in America
'5^ Largest in the world m
% W. W. DODS?N, i?
'< *^ ARcnt for I.aurcns County
: %| Laurens, S. C. gff
, o ^^v^v^ty. o
i~ Wood's Seeds. I
arc specially grown for seed pur
poses, and aro very much superior
to ordinary potatoes. Wecarrytho
largest atoek in Hie South, nnd
can Rupply largo buyers to the
very beat advantage, both as re*
gnrds quality and price. ?
Wood's Twenty fifty Anni
versary Seed Hook, which in
mailed free on request, tells all
about the best new and ?tan laid
varieties of Potatoca, r.s well ns
about all (iardon and Farm
Seeds. Write for Seed Book and
special price list of farm seeds.
RICHMOND, ? VIRGINIA.
WOOD S S>?RD?
GRAND PRIZE - ST. LOUIS, 1904.
GOLD KEOAL - PARIS, 1900.
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ARB fillR l ? : ? Fi --r ? :
WMlllBfllHgf ? ? r . f..- pi:
f.-.r?."'??- ?.* .<.'> ...?> K
We have taken charge of School
Book Depository and will
keep Stock complete.
W. W. DODSON
icxu.?* ? ' :, h, by medicineT ? c.n bund, It \<
, ' i! " far.-,"sinv. harmless remedy for nil
summ? r bowel and stomach troubles.
Ak'. c\2 ..- >. i. si?i"3-| ~3 vent,';.
Manufactured by HA BY F.ASR CO., Maoon-.Ga.
War; \ . >nlhor br
1 otinl'i ttlo of Baby K?j?c?thoworld's
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, 1?95
sto? :;y '?? ~\ '
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
percent, per annum, compounded
January and July. Its ample
capital and surplus and careful
conservative management affords
Deposits received from one
(). B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. Pluss, W. P. Caine,
CASHIER. asst. cashier.
CHOICE SEED CORN
The Best on Earth.
A cross between the White
and Big Yellow Corn, One to
Three Ears to .Stalk, long deep
grain from 1-2 to 3-4 inch long 5
small red cob. 1 have been im
proving this corn for about
twelve years. ?2.00 per bushel
f. o. b. Clinton or Laurcns, S. C
You will find this com at my
home, or at Owings ec Owings,
Laurens, ,S. C. Also?
Long Staple Cotton Seed.
I have a choice lot of tip-land
Long Staple Cotton .Seed for
sale. The staple runs from 1
to 1 V, inches long. $1,00 per
bushel f. o. b. Clinton or IFl?
rens, S. C. I sold 17 bales to
the Watts Mills. The buyer
claims that it is longer and stron
ger than the Florodora.
P. B. BAILEY,
Clinton, S. C.
Laurens, vS. C, Dec. t>, '04.
Mr. P. B. Bailey,
Clinton, S. C.
Your letter of December <)th,
received. The long staple cotton
I bought from you for the Walls
Mills gave perfect satisfaction, by
mixing it with the Mississippi
long staple. I consider your cot
ton belter than the Floradora,
both in length of staple and
strength. Yours very truly,
By Mr. Franks.
N. B. Dial. A. 0. Tonn.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coim=
Buterprise Bank and Todd OIII00 Lluild
Ij a U R EN s , S. 0.
W. Y. BOYD,
Attorney at Law.
Will praotuo iu all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all busii c s.
0. N. A Ii. Railroad Co.
Schedule In effect November 21 '. I
No. 62 No. it No. ? .
Pasaangor Mixed ex- Froltfht ? ??
Daily copt Sun- C< |>t
l.v Columbia 11 10 am 518 DM 100 B m
iir Newb*rry 12 ;W pm 7 or, p m ;: 15 n ni
ar Clinton 1 22 p ni S 18 p m 8 25 .i t I
nr Laureat) 1 42 p m H 45 p ni 0 00 n m
No. 53 No. 22 No. I
l.v l-aurena 2 02 pm 7 00 ant 8 20 pm
nr Clinton 2 22 pm 7 30 n m 6 00 p ni
ar Ncwberry 3 10 p nt 8 85 am 7 08 pm
ar Columbia 4 45 pm 10 30 a m 018 l "'
0. H. OASQUE. a ront.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAUIVENS, S. C.