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Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens, 8* C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY MARCH IS. 1QOS.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Smith Hyatt Address
Entl Uc Andionco.
Even at Ten and Twelve Cents Other
Countries Cannot Make Cotton
a Profitable Crop.
President Smith and Treasurer Hyatt
of the South Carolina Cotton Growers
Association, addressed a representative
body of Laurens county farmers and
business men in the Court House on
Wednesday at 2.30 o'clock. There were
men here from every section of the'
county and the Court room was packed
to overflowing. The speakers were fol
lowed by the audience from beginning
to end and were frequently interrupted
by bursts of applause; the interruptions
were not after the manner of the how
lings of henchmen, but were from men
who understood a point when made and
who could grasp a business proposition.
The addresses were in line with the
proceedings adopted by the New Or
Mr. Smith urged upon the people the
importance of the fight they are mak
ing; that it was for the salvation and
prosperity of the whole South; that the
farmers assisted by the bankers and
merchants held the key to the situation
and if they would but stand firm, the
fight was already won. He believed
from the evidences that he found every
where that they were going to stick,
that they were full of enthusiasm and
grim determination and further were in
a position to hold out to the uttermost.
He showed by statistics and drove
home to the people the fact that a ten
million bale cotton crop brought more
actual money to the South than an eleven
million bale crop to say nothing of the
expense of making it.
He showed where the farmers of the
West had set the price for their wheat
and when the world said it did not
need so much wheat, had built elevators
to store the surplus until the world did
want it and was willing to pay a legiti
mate profit for it; that the South had
a God given monopoly in the produc
tion of cotton, that no other country in
the world could come in competition
with the South in its production even at
10 and 12 cents the pound.
He stated that the Grange had failed
and the Alliance had failed for the rea
son that tho farmers had made the
mistake of believing that the world was
united to keep them down. Now they
were awakened to the full knowledge
that no man's hand was against them,
but every man for self; that the pros
perity of 'the individual depended on
the prosperity of the country and the
prosperity of the whole country de
pended on the prosperity of the farmer.
The banks and the merchants realize
this and that this fight is for the com
mon cause and are freely giving their
A Fine Cotton Crop.
Mr. R. D. Nance of Cross Hill was in
the city on Tuesday.
Mr. Nance is a hustling farmer and
gets up soon in the morning. He was
in the city by 10 o'clock a. m. with a
four horse team of splendid mules,
loaded with ten heavy bales of cotton.
This was not the cotton of Mr. Nance's
own raising, but was the remnants of
other farmers which he had bought.
Mr. Nance ran eight plows last year
and produced one hundred bales of cot
ton which averaged in weight consid
erably over 500 pounds to the bale.
He was a little shy on his corn crop
but says that will not happen again
through any fault of his. He will cut
his cotton acreage this year 25 per
cent and put it in corn.
He still has 05 bales of cotton which
he is holding for the affect of that 25
per cent reduction.
MR. HALL'S MIRACLE.
Experiences Similar to This Have Occa
sioned Considerable Comment
Few women are better known in
Lock port, N. Y., than Mrs. Pattie D.
Hall, as she belongs to one of the best
families and has a large circle of friends
and acquaintances. In a recent inter
view, Mrs. Hail said:
"The experience I have been through
In the last two years seems like a mira
cle. I was so badly off that life seemed
almost unendurable, and my deafness 1
increased so that I could scarcely hear
anything. The suffocation caused in
my chest and the indigestion caused by
my catarrh produced very severe suf
fering. I had five different physicians,
bought everything that anybody re
commended to me, but finally gave up
"One day my milliner asked me if I
had over tried Hyomei. I began the
treatment, and can thankfully testify
that Hyomei does cure this terrible
disease. Since using it my hearing is
greatly improved, and the only time I
have any catarrhal trouble is when I
take co'd. I then use Hyomei, and
always get instant relief. My friends
and acquaintances marvel at the
change in my health and hearing.
Hyomei has made many cures of ca
tarrh, and in connection with Hyomei
balm, of catarrhal deafness, in Lau
rens. Similar experiences to that of
Mrs. Hall's have created a large sale
for Hyomei with The Laurens Drug
The complete outfit, including the in
haler, costs but $1., while extra bottles
are but 50 cents. Ask The Laurens
Drug Co. to phow you the strong guar
antee under which they sell Hyomei.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. J. O. C. Fleming has returned
from a trip to Florida.
Messrs. Brooks Childless and Earle
Wilson went to Columbia Sunday.
Mrs. W. D. Ferguson has returned
from a visit to Savannah.
Mr. Ed Burnsidc of Greenwood was
in the city on yesterday.
Miss Willou Gray spent Saturday and
Sunday in the city.
Prof. B. L. Jones went to Newberry
Miss Helen Coggans went to Newberry
Friday, returning Sunday.
Mrs. Jessie Teague visited relatives at
Mountville last week.
Mrs. Welborn of Sexington N. C. is
visiting her Mr. H. Gould Welborn.
Miss Mary Bowcn will return Wed
nesday from a trip to Washington.
Mr C. C. Featherstone made a busis
ness trip th Clinton Wednesday.
Mrs. Jim P. Dillard of Tylersville was
in town on Friday.
A house on Mr. G. C. Young's place
near Clinton, was destroyed by lire last
night at 8 o'clock.
Mrs Dodson has returned to her home
at Donalds after a visit to her son Dr.
W. W. Dodson.
Misses Jessie Todd and Allie Pearson
of Greenwood visited Miss Blanche
Clardy Saturday and Sunday.
Col. Jno. W. Ferguson has returned
from a slay in Florida, looking very
Mr. D. A. Hipp of the Rock Bridge
neighborhood, was in the city on Tues
Messrs. W. S. Glenn and W. E. Bur
nett of Spartanburg were in the city on
Mrs. J. II. Davis has returned to the
city after a week's visit to relatives in
Miss Anna Boozer is on on a visit
to her sister Mrs. R. S. Thompson of
Mr. W. J. Henry a prominent farmer
of the Jacksonville section was in the
city on Monday.
Mr. John B. Ferguson, one of the
most up-to-date farmers in the neigh
borhood of Clinton was in the city on
Miss Maymo Ferguson is expected to
return to the city to-day, after a
month's visit to relatives and friends in
Hartsville and elsewhere.
Mr. Charles Simpson gave a delight
ful party on last Friday evening for the
belles and beaux who compose the
membership of the "Buttinskies."
Rev. Henry Thomas went to Spar
tanburg Teursday, where he conducted
the night services in the Episcopal
Mr. IL Terry stopped over in Rock
ingham, N. C, on a short visit to his
brother, Mr. Ralph Terry, on his return
from the North.
Mr. R. H. Young returned from a
trip to Saluda on Saturday. He re
ports Mr. Cooper's chances for Solicitor
as fine in that county and elsewhere.
"Everyman" billed for Spartanburg
on Thursday night. All reserved seats
were sold three days in advance. This
company will show here Saturday night
Miss Fretwell, who is in charge of
the Millinery Department of O. B. Sim
mons Co.'s arrived Monday and is now
actively engaged in preparing for their
grand Spring Millinery Opening.
Mrs. J. A. Copeland presented tho
Advertiser with a copy of the Patriot
ami Mountaineer published at Green
ville in 1856 and edited by B. F. Perry.
One paragraph reconciles us to the
times?it says: "We publish a list of
the acts passed by the recent Legisla
ture, there are an unusual number of
them but only two or three of any gen
Head Camp "I" of the Woodmen of
the World which met in Savannah on
yesterday is represented fropi this
County by J. A. Cannon of Fountain
Inn; R. 0. Hunt and J. W. Dupree,
Owings Station; D. D. Pcden, Gray
Court; Col. J. H. Wharton and T. E.
McCullough, Waterloo; C. A. Power
and WillSwitzer, Laurens; J. E. Wham,
Woodville; M. E. McDanicl, Ekom.
The above named representatives
shouldered their axes and departed for
the "Forest City" on Monday.
Gray Court Lyceum,
There will be an entertainment in
Lyceum course, at Gray Court-Owings
Institute, Friday night, March 17, by
Dr. Elliott A. Boyl.
Divine service will be conducted in
the Church of the Epiphany during Lent,
on Wednesdays at 11 a. m. and Fridays
at 4 p. m. A cordial invitation is ox
tended to all persons to attend these
Executions fur delinquent taxes will be
issued to-day. If you have not paid
your taxes you are too late to save tho
penalty but you can yet save the cost
Tax Payers to be Congratulated.
The County Equalization board has
completed its work. There were only
a few assessments raised at all and
none sufficiently to notify the parties.
The tax payers of Laurens County aro
to be congratulated upon their returns.
For Rent?Pasturage 50cts the month
until June 1st.
The Card Club Entertained.
Among the pleasant social affair of
last week was Mrs. C.E. Claroy's enter
tainment for the Card Club on Thursday
The guests enjoyed a spirited game of
bid eucbre and tempting collation served
at tbeclo8e of the game. Misses Emmie
Meg, Hellen Cioggans and LillierStevens
tied for the prize, and then cut
for it, Miss Meng cutting the
lucky card and receiving the prize winch
was a receipt book gotten up in very
The members of the club present were
Misses Wells, Meng, Stevens, Goggans,
Caine, Mesdames W. H. Anderson, T.
I). Darlington, W. II. Washington, J.
H. Teague, C. L. Fuller.
The County Needed Him.
Will White, colored, who escaped
from the Laurens County Chain Gang
before Christmas, was captured in
Saluda County by Sheriff Bufort and
11. H. Franklin of Newberry and brought
back to Laurens last Friday. Supervisor
Humbert had offered a reward of $25.00
for his capture.
"Isabella" Thursday Night.
The operetta "Isabella" will be given
at the Opera House Thursday night by lo
cal talent. Mr. Tyler, a professional en
tertainer from Richmond is managing
the affair, which is anticipated as a
great musical treat. All the best musi
cal talent of the city is devoting itself
to making the opera a success and all
the prettiest girls will be seen in cap
tivating roles and lovely costumes.
The ladies of the First Presbyterian
Church are the prime movers in getting
up the entertainment and the proceeds
will be devoted to the Pipe Organ Fund.
Mrs Howard is Dean at Converse College.
Mrs. Janie Colston Howard has been
appointed dean at Converse College to
succeed Mrs. Julia Thompson, and has
assumed her new duties.
Hives are a terrible torment to the
little folks, and to some older ones.
Easily cured. Doan's Ointment never
fails. Instant relief, permanent cure.
At any drug store. 50 cents.
J)K. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
THE COUNTRY BANKER'S TROUBLES.
I i. B. COCKRELL, IN THE AMERICAN BANKER.
The country banker's troubles?as the pebbles near the sea,
Are us countless?if you'll listen, I will name you two or three.
For the least is not the man who wants to borrow five or ten,
And to pawn his watch and chain until he calls around again.
But tho man who makes the cashier feel like reaching for a rock,
Is the man who rushes in at half past four o'clock.
There's the all-important fellow, who was never known to pay,
But he'll offer as endorser for a thousand any day;
There's the man we call rcs|K>nsible, who's always up on deck,
To identify a stranger, but will not endorse his check.
But the man who makes the cashier feel like reaching for a rock,
Is the man who knocks upon the door just after four o'clock.
There's another kind of fellow, that is later better known,
He's the one who gives a mortgage on the stock he doesn't own,
But there's some slight compensation, if you get him started right,
When he sees his game is over, and the place he's going to light.
But the man who's with us always, and is such a dreadful bore,
Is the man who calls around about ten mimites after four.
He is worth a hundred thousand, maybe some few hundred more,
And it's this that makes the cashier kindly open tho door,
With a smile that's not for pleasure, but is forced from one who's
While behind it thoui lits, if spoken, wouldn't make a preacher's text.
For the man who makes the cashier feel like reaching for a rock,
Is the man who comes around ten minutes after four o'clock.
There's the mercantile collections, coming in by every mail,
'Till you think that every merchant in the town 's about to fail,
When you startaroun 1 collecting?some aresmall, and some arc large?
With your mind bent on the quarter?for collecting?that you charge,
It's a pleasant kind of feeling?but before the round is made,
The theremometer is standing at one hundred in the shade.
For the first man, doesn't owe it, the second isn't due,
While the third man hasn't time to stop to run his ledger through,
And the fourth man has no books at all, and has to hunt around
An hour or two to find the bill ?and when the thing is found,
The draft is twenty cents too much, and if you'll call again,
Next week ?and throw off twenty cents?he'll settle with you then.
There's the man whose note's as good as gold, though six months
But he never thinks of paying 'till you try to bring him through,
By a kindly worded notice, written out in honeyed phrase;
Then he comes in with a roar, hot enough to fairly blaze.
There's another jolly customer 'bout whom there's nothing said,
For his name is always opposite the figures made in red.
There's the life insurance agent, and the agent selling books,
Each and every one ?for bankers- have a special kind of hooks,
There are stocks of all descriptions -and there's been a block or two
Set aside?of every kind?at special prices, just for you.
But the way to ascertain for sure, if what they say is true,
Is to buy some shares?ami later, try to sell a block or two.
There are some ten thousand troubles, if the truth could all be told,
That afflict the country banker ?yet they say his heart is cold,
And I sometimes wonder how it is, upon that other shore,
And if when reaching there his troubles will be o'er.
Or whether that same fellow will be knocking on the door,
In the evening when the bank is closed, ten minutes after four.
TROPICAL SUNS AND DUSKY DAMSELS
LURED HIM BACK AGAIN
A Negro Missionary Reared and Educated
in This Country Lapses Into Heatheanism
Dropped from the Rolls of the Church.
Indianapolis, Ind. March ?.?A dis
patch to the News foom Huntington,
The executive committee of the mis
sionary board of the United Brethren In
Christ has dropped from the rolls of the
Church Daniel Flickinger Wilberforce,
a native African, who was brought to
this country as a child and after being
educated was returned by the board to
his old tribe as a missionary. It is
charged by the board that after a service
of 25 years as a missionary the negro
minister has been lured back to heath
enism, has become chief of his old tribe
of devil worshippers, and has contracted
plural marriages in the wilds of Africa.
Nearly fifty years age Daniel Kumler
Flickinger, then secretary of the mission
ary board of the. Church, was in West
Africa on mission work. While visiting
a congregational missionary announce
ment was made that a male child had
been born in the negro village. The
host of Dr. Flickinger christened the
baby Daniel Flickinger Wilberforce.
Twelve years later the boy had been
brought to America by a returning mis
sionary. Dr. Flickinger accidentally dis
discovered his namesake at work at the
missionary house in New York. Dr.
Flickinger took the lad to Dayton, Ohio.
The boy was sent to school, then through
high school, and later to a medical
college at Cleveland. He married a
negress at Dayton. Later the two went
to Africa to do missionary work among
the old tribe from which Wilberforce
came. Later the missionary and family
returned to this country and Wilberforce
lectured throughout the Central States.
His four children, two sons and two
daughters, attended Central College
Two sons are still in this country, one
at Otterbein College and the other in the
Dayton High School. Wilberforce re
turned to Africa. The board has been
informed of his relapse to heathenism,
of accompanying plural marriages, and
of his becoming chief of the tribe. The
venerable Mr. Flickinger is much de
pressed over the backsliding of his pro
tege, but sanctions the action of the
A Noteworthy Display
FOR MEN, YOUTHS AND BOYS
Noteworthy, because of the mag
nificence of the display, which consists
of a great collection of the most
superbly-tailored Spring Suits we
have ever shown. Every garment is
the artistic production of some noted
maker and remarkable for the smart
ness of the style, the beauty of the
fabrics and the elegance of finish.
Consider this a personal invita
tion to you to come and see the new
styles for this season?it will be a
pleasure for us to show them to you,
and you will certainly enjoy your
Spring Suits for Men and Young
Men are here in so many styles, fabrics
and patterns that you will be able to
make a selection that will please you
in every detail, and at the price you
wish to pay.
Besides the ever-dressy black and
blue fabrics, we show all the new
patterns in light, medium and dark
color effects?many exclusive designs
that you will not find elsewhere, nor
be able to duplicate at our reasonable
prices. But come and see for your
self the big values we offer at
$7.50 to $2(100
Our Boys' and Juveniles' Clothing for Spring
are attracting wide attention among thrifty parents. If you have a boy whom you wish to dress taste
fully at small cost, it will pay you handsomely to come here and examine our showing of Spring Apparel
for little men?come at your earlist convenience.
Odd Pants $1.50 to $5.00. Also full line of five to sixteen at 50 and 75.cents.
SEE OUR LINE of New Spring Shoes and Oxfords in Tans and Patents in all the popular
lasts. For the Ladies: Ultra, $3.00; Dorothy Dodd, "$2.50 and $3.00; Southern Girl, .$2.00. For Men:
Florishiem, $5.00; Korrect Shape, $3.50 and $4.00; Crawford, $3.50 and $4.00; James Means, $2.50 and
New Things in Dry Cioods and Furnishings.
J. E. JVUNTER & BRO.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
The Comptroller complains that there
are many small corporations that have
not complied with tho law in making
Governor Hcyward has been invited to
attend a convention in Galveston on April
21st to develop a plan to attract "North
ern Settlers" to Texas.
The Comptroller General's report shows
that the banks in this State will pay
this year a franchise tax of $3,400.00?
the Cotton Mills $18,000 and the Rail
Five inches of rain fell in Eastern
and Northeastern Texas'last Wednes
day in less than 3 hours. Considerable
damage was done to bridges and fences,
but no casualties are reported.
Mr. Allen Johnstoneof Newberry has
been elected trustee of Clemson College
to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of Col. D. K. Norris and has accepted
Mr. W. E. Beattie has been elected |
President of Piedmont Manufacturing j
Company to fill the unexpired term of |
Col. J. L. Urr, deceased. Mr Beattie I
will resign the position of President of
Reedy River Manufacturing Co. and
Cashier of the First National Bank of
Greenville, S. C.
Mr. J. C. Stanley, the head of the
firm of Stanley & Bro., crockery mer
chants of Columbia, died suddenly at
the Union depot in Columbia on March
I3th. Mr. Stanley was a prosperous
business man and prominent in Metho
dist Church circles.
Union Cotton Mills and Buffalo Cot
ton Mills of Union, S. C., will adopt
the 10 hour a day schedule to-morrow.
The change will effect 5,500 persons.
The prices paid spinners and piece
workers will remain the same. This
will lower tho wages of piece workers,
the advantage being only to the spin
ners who comprise only a small per
centage of the mill operatives.
Small Pox Stampedes the Court.
Tho United States District Court was in
session at Florence on last Tuesday when
a witness appeared in tho witness box
who had small pox. This stampeded
the Court and the room was vacated in
a jiffy, the witness finding himself
Judge Brawley immediately adjourn
ed the Court and the business was de
ferred to the Columbia Term.
White Man to Hang.
Dakungton, March 10. ?Special: Bob
Small and John Noll, twowhitomen who
killed a negro man named Frank Scott
several weeks ago, were tried to-day in
the Criminal Court.
The case was handed to the jury at 0
o'clock and at 0.30 P. M. to-day the jury
rendered a verdict of guilty as to both,
with a recommendation to mercy as to
The case was a bad one against the
men. It will be remembered that these
two white men met this negro on the
highway and brutally murdered him
without provocatiow. The verdict of the
jury is considered a righteous one and
meets with general approval. The pris
oners were ably defended.
News and Courerr
Nations have heroic ages, and Japan
is now in hers. Necessity is often the
mother of the heroic life. Japan was
in a strong and sound condition before
her recent exploit:;, but it is the perils
of her situation that have added national
fervor and the universal heroic spirit.
What was done to her by the powers
after the Chinese war, and what was
being done by Russia, formed the great
impulse of a national peril for Japan.
Two little wars had furnished her with
information. In her war with China
her soldiers had died in thousands from
disease. In her fight with Korea the
mortality had been almost as great as
ours was in the civil War. Her intense
and real mood made her take such in
formation seriously. She had seen forty
five per cent of her sailors laid up in the
Korean war from beri-beri alone. She
studied that topic so thoroughly that not
one case of beri-beri has been seen in
the Japan navy this year. In private
life the same spirit, of accomplishment
is everywhere. Students are said to
read with the help of a cage full of glow
worms when they can afford no better
light. Eiffort, frugality, obodience, and
devot ion are everywhere. We Americans
watch, with less curiosity than unconcern
the attempt now being made to improve
tho medical department in our army.
Negligence comes High $500. or Quit.
It is now estimated that between 1000
and 1500 firms, incorporated in this
State, laded to make out their returns
to the comptroller general and arc lia
ble for the penalty. The comptroller
is now busy checking up the list of
those received with the list of the in
corporated companies, which he has in
hin possession, and will in a few days
notify those who failed to return that
they are liable for the. penalty of $500,
It is expected that many will go out of
business rather than pay the penalty.
en y opera house
J, K. Vance, Manager.
Rudolph E. Magnus and his Company
The Famous Old English Morality Play
Elaborate costumes designed from an
cient prints. Complete Scenic Equip
ment. Entire production Historically
correct. Prices 85c, 50c, 75c and $1.00.
Seat sale commences Thursday morning
IN FULL RETREAT
TVn Day8 Battle A1 omul
tO^SFS HO OnO.
Kuropatkin a Master of Retreat.
Peace not yet in
The battle around Mukden, which was
in progress a week ago, culminated last
Friday in the overwhelming defeat of
For ten days the noise of battle nover
ceased and the carnage was terrible.
Never before since modern means of war
fare have been devised has a battle of
such magnitude been fought. When the
first news came that Kuropatkin's line
had been broken it was thought that the
forces of Oyama had surrounded the
Russians and that their whole army would
be captured. Hut Kuropatkin has shown
himself a master of retreat and has suc
ceeded in extricating the main body of
his army from a most difficult position.
In this he was greatly aided by the tem
perament of the rank and file of the
Russian army who showed no aigns of
The losses of mon on both sides for
the entire battle is reckoned at 140,000.
In addition to this the Russians have
lost 60,000 prisoners of war and an im
mense amount of stores.
There is some talk of peace but not
from either of the warring nations.
A member of the Imperial family of
Russia in reply to the question of what
would be Russian's action in reference
to the defeat uf Gen. Kuropatkin said
"Send Another Army."
The Japanese Minister at Washington
in reply to a question stated that the
initiative toward peace could scarcely be
looked for from Tokio.
Viewing the temper of the two Nations
from those remarks, peace is scarcely to
be looked for at this time.
Field Marshal Oyama's report to the
Tokio Government says:
"Prisoners, spoils and the enemy's es?
timatcd casualties against all our forces
in the Shakho direction follow, but the
prisoners, guns and spoils are increasing
momentarily. The prisoners number
over 10,000, including Gen. Nachmoss.
The killed and wounded are estimated at
90,000. The enemy's dead left on tho
field number 26,500. The spoils include
two flags, about sixty guns, 60,000 rifles
150 ammunition wagons, 1,000 catts,
200,000 shells, 23,000,000 rounds of small
arms ammunition; 75,000 bushels of cer
eals; 275,000 bushels of fodder; 45 miles
of light railway outfit, 2,000 horses; 23
cartloads of maps, 1,000 cartloads of
idothing and accoutrements; 1,000,000
rations of bread; 75,000 tons of fuel and
60 tons of hay, besides tools, tents, bul
locks, telegraph wire and poles, timber,
beds, stoves and numerous other prop
"No report from the Singying direc
tion has been received."
The bat tie has been officially named the
battle of Mukden.
Made by a Drummer.
Editor Advertiser: My business
brings me frenquently to Laurens and
the passing years have made many friends
for me among your business and prof
essional men. Many of these have no
superiors in the State. Some of your
retail Stores would be a credit to much
larger places and in exellence of equip
ment and management are not surpassed
by any in their respective lines in my
territory, but I have often thought that
the location of your city pointed to
the possibility of larger things for
Laurens than she has yet achieved.
Your town should not rest content
with only a local growth, trade and in
A stranger looking at the map of S. C.
would be struck with your location at
the intersection of railroads going out at
the four points of the compass. Another
look at the map and it is apparent that
Laurens is the Hub of a wheel around
the rim of which lie such splendid spread
ing substantial towns as Greenville,
Spartanburg, Union, Newberry, Green
wood and Anderson. Scattered along
the spokes are the smaller places like
Gray Court, Fountain Tnn, Enoree, Wood
ruff, Pclzor Piedmont, Helton, Cross
Hill, Clinton and Cross Anchor.
Laurens is nearer to nil of these than
any given one of them i> to the rest of
I What docs this moan?
It means that the prosperity and pro
gress of your neighbors could be made
tributary to your own. Keep your self
and draw from them to your own ad
Briefly, by having, getting, making,
keeping hero the things these other
communities can not find at home and
would come to you for if you could supply
their needs. As an initial step Laurens
needs to take note of what her pro
gressive neighbors have done and arc
doing and (hen "go and do likewise."
What has helped them will help you. In
tho pai t il Hi cms to me your people have
been too modest, too slow, tooconserva?
live, too indifferent to results making
for municicipal progress, to well satisfied
with themselves, some or all of these
thing. I am not going into particulars
One reason is I haven't the facts. An
other reason i that I wouldn't "sctdown
aught in malice."
Criticism while kindly meant is some
times misconstrued. Laurens has tho
men and the means for making a largo,
live, growing place.
What she needs is the motive and the
move on her. At least this is the way
it iooks to an
Sunday, Mar. 12, 1905