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LAURENS, S. C, April 5. 1905.
Keep the ??Plant" Busy.
One more word about this cotton
acreage reduction and that word is
Raise something else.
Cotton production will never be re
duced materially until the people learn
to produce something besides cotton.
The farmers will live better and have
more and get richer by producing what
they and their stock consume than by
producing cotton only at 15 cents the
So long as a farmer does not learn
how to diversify, how to raise hay and
grains and potatoes and peanuts and
fruits and pigs and turkeys and chick
ens, he will continue to raise cotton re
gardless of resolutions and speeches.
If the farmers in the South this year
produce 13,000,000 bales of cotton, it
will mean one of two things,?either
that the claim that cotton cannot be
produced with profit at six cents the
pound is false or that the farmers, as a
class, have not yet learned to act with
common business sense.
In this Up C >u n try, the farmers di
versify vastly more than they did a
few years ago and that is why so many
of them are in comfortable and inde
pendent positions. That is why they
have been able to hold cotton this win
The problem of farming is plain?at
least one principle of it is. We have
stated it time and again. The farmer's
"plant, "?his mules, his laborers, his
wagons, his tools ?must work all the
time. When a cotton mill shuts down
for a week, it loses tremendously.?
When a farm shuts down for a week it
loses tremendously. If THE Adver
tiser rested six weeks in the year it
would die. This is the inflexible rule of
business. The farmer who has but one
crop must keep his plant idle a large
part of the time and cotton will never
rise to a price that can make good
such idleness ?not in this Up-Country
where cotton alone cannot be produced
in competition with the farms of Marl
boro County and the Mississippi Delta.
Hear Col. Armstrong.
We hone that all the veterans and all
the people will attend the Memorial
Day exercises. In the first place, it is
young and old to join in this annual tri
bute to the heroic dead.
In the second, the speech of Col.
James Armstrong will be such a treat
as is rarely to be enjoyed in Laurens.
Col. Armstrong is an Irishman and
mighty proud of it, a hearty, whole
souled gallant Irishman. He was born
in this country, in Philadelphia, his pa
rents having heen natives of the Em
erald Isle. He came South when he
was a child of four. He was a splen
did Confederate soldier, was wounded
four or five times and no man ever lived
who more cheerfully and more bravely
did his duty.
Col. .Armstrong is a delightful speak
er, full of humor and full of affection
for his old comrades who wore the
gray. Few men in South Carolina are
more universally beloved by men and
women he is a wonderful ladiesman
and his speciality is pretty little girls.
Col. Armstrong is a member of the
staff of the Charleston News and Cou
rier and the most popular man in his
city. We believe he will be the most
popular man in Laurens after he has
been here a couple of hours for that is
the rule wherever he goes.
Another Laurens Boy Wins.
Benjamin Ryan Tillman Todd was
the winner of the United States naval
cadetship from the Fourth District,
with the following alternates in order:
ft. P. Carson, Jos. Sparks, V. O. Hop
kins. The examining board completed
its work and announced the result Sat
urday afternoon. There were six ap
plicants. Todd will leave immediately
for the Went/. Training School, which
is located near Annapolis, and which
prepares boys for the acedemy.
Mr. Todd is IS years of age and has
been a student of Clemson during the
past two years. He is a bright, at
tractive young fellow and deserves the
congratulations of his friends. He has
won an appointment which ought to be
worth more to him than an inheritance
of great wealth and which we have no
doubt he will make the most of.
He is tho son of Mr. W. P. Todd of
If cotton sells at five cents the pound
in the fall of 1905 it will be because
the farmers insist upon raising five
cents cotton. Thirteen million hales of
cotton and five cents cotton mean the
same thing in these times.
This is a good time for a good Gov
ernor to sit steady in the boat. Peti
tions for pardons are numerous. There
is a Jury behind every verdict. No ac
cused person has been convicted of a
serious crime in South Carolina who
did not have the services of competent
lawyers for his defense.
RHEUMATIC PAINS QUICKLY RE
The excruciating pains characteristic
of rheumatism ana sciatica are quickly
relieved by applying Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. The great pain relieving
power of the liniment has been the
surprise and delight of thousands of
sufferers. The quick relief from pain
which its affords is alone worth many
times ita cost. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
LAUUH AND GROW FAT.
Under this standing: head we intend
to publish each week some of the work
of the fun-makers all over the country.
There is enough of sorrow und sadness
that has to go in. We would bring out
the bright side and if the readers of
TllB Advertiser will send us any clip
pings that have dispelled a frown for
them we will appreciate it and pass it
on to others, for you. Clip them from
any source but indicate their origin in
order that we may give proper credit.
Send prose or verse. Spice and variety
is what we want. ? (Editor Adver
Breezy Hedge ? Yes, lady?I'm a
plumber looking fer a job!
Mrs. Handout?But where arc your
Breezy Hedge?Tools, Mam? Why, a
plumber always has tor go back after
dem, you know. ? Rinkles.
A Change-Freda: "Oh, Arthur, may
I ask the clergyman to omit the word
'obey' from the marriage service?"
Arthur (thinking of his future wife's
large banking account): "Certainly
dear. Just tell him to make it "love,
honor and supply."?Judy.
Weary Walker?Dis paper sez dat
worry kills more fellers dan work.
Tired Tatters?I reckon dat's right,
but dey ain't nothin' wot worries me
A Fellow Feeling?Distric Visitor:
"I've just had a letter from my son
Reggie, saying he has won a scholar
ship. I can't tel you how delighted I
Rustic Tarty: "I can understand yer
feelings, mum. I felt just the same
when our pig won a medal at the Agri
culture Show!" ?Punch.
A Brighter World.
Tell me of a happy life,
From care and sorrow free;
Leave off the trouble and the strife,
Too much of that we see.
Tell me of the sunny side.
That lifts your soul above;
The worry of misfortune's tide.
Tell of a life of love.
Scatter sunshine on your path,
Drop flowers of joy along;
Forget a bitter world of wrath,
And think of a world of song.
- James Allen Latimer.
The Enoree Presbytery Convened last
night in the First Presbyterian Church
The delegates from Laurens County
have been assigned as follows:
Dr. and Mrs. Bean of Clinton, with
Cayt. F. M. Farr.
W. T. Madden of Cross Hill, and A.
R. Holme3 of Mountville, with Dr. S.
Win, M. Hunter of Lanford, with R.
J. W. Todd of Laurens, with Emslie
Rev. Robert Adams of Laurens, with
rvr'/?o a . .-I'm ??>...
R. A. OitpiiUi.v.
Dr. W. P. Jacobs of Clinton, with
Rev. A. G. Wardiaw.
Rev. J. F. Jacobs and Dr. J. T. Saxon
of Clinton, with Geo. H. Octzel.
Rov. W. G. Neville of Clinton, with
Geo. M. Wright.
J. C. Copeland of Clinton, with J. C.
A household necessity ?Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil. Heals burns, cuts, wounds
of all sorts: cures sore teroat, croup,
catarrh, asthma; never fails.
WANTED-You to list your property
for sale or rent with M. L. Copeland.
C. N. & L. Railroad Co.
Schedule in effect November 21st, 1004 :
No. 52 No. 21 No. 85
Passentcer Mixed ex- Freight ex
Daily coptSun- ccpi Sun
Lv Columbia 11 10 a m ft 15 p m 1 00 a m
ar Nowl>erry 12 3G p m 7 05 pm H 48 a m
ar Clinton 1 22 p m 8 15 p m 5 25 a m
ar Laurens 1 12 p m 8 45 p in 6 00 a tn
No. 53 No. 22 No. 84
Lv Laurens 2 02 pm 7 00 u m 5 20 p m
nr Clinton 2 22 pm 7 30 nm G 00 p m
ar Ncwberry 3 10 pm 8 35 a m 7 0S pm
ar Columbia 4 45 p m 10 30 a m 0 15 p m
C. H. CASQUE. AKcnt.
South Carolina College
Spring course for Teachers
Session from April 7th to May 19th. 1905
Apply to President for further infor
DU. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 210.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
SPECIAL Notice?I have received a
lino line of Spring snd Summer samples
of all tho latest styles. Prices tosultlhe
i inn),i. Pun's made to order from $1.00
up. Suits mado to order from $12 00
up. A (it is alwaya guaranteed I nl?o
invite you to join my prossing club,
only $l.oo per month. Thonc 18o, Min
E. J . DANCY, Tailor.
J. R. Helfants
MARBLE AND GRANITE MONUMENTS
flray Court, S. C.
Highest Grades and Finest Work
manship in Granite or Italian, Ver
mont and Geogia Marbles. Designs
and estimates furnished on applica
Y,? ? ., ? mm*
"We want every man and women In the
United States IntoroHted In the euro of
Opium, "Whiskey or other drug hablta,
either for themnelvoR or frlendH, to have
one of l>r. Woolloy's books ou theeo dis
eases. Write Dr. B. M. Woollny, Atlanta,
Qa., Box 287, ana one will be sent you free.
Many a Lain ens Household Will Find
To have the pains and aches of a bad
back removed; to be entirely free from
annoying, dangerous urinary disorders
is enough to make any kidney sufferer
grateful. To tell how this great change
can be brought about will prove com
forting words to hundreds of Laurens
J. R. Sample, farmer, near Green
wood, says: "1 have used Doan's Kid
ney rills and can recommend them as a
food remedy for the back and kidneys,
was troubled for a long time with my
kidney secretions, which were full of
sediment, very dark and of a strong
odor and caused me annoyance during
the night. My back has caused me
great suffering especially at night,
right across the small of it. A dull
aching pain existed which caused me to
lay awake all hours of the night, there
by losing rest, greatly to my discom
fort as well as to the derangement of
my general health. I tried all kinds of
remedies, liniments and plasters, but
nothing gave me any relief, Seeing
Doan's Kidney Fills advertised in our
papers I obtained them. Since using
them according to directions, the secre
tions from the kidneys cleared up and
the backache has left me. I attribute
this result entirely to Doan's Kidney
Plenty more proof like this from Lau
rens people. Call at Palmetto Drug
Co.'s store and ask what their custom
For sale by all dealers. Price 50cents.
Foster-Milburn Company, Buffalo, N.
Y., sole agents for the United States,
Remember the name?Doan's?and take
Charleston &. Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect Jan. 23, 1905.)
Ar Port Royal
7: 10 ,;
2: 50 am
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
Lv Laurens 2:09 pm
Ar Greenville 3:25 "
Through Pullman Car Service between
Augusta and Jacksonville, Fla.
Arrivals:?Train No.l, Daily, from
Avgusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; train No. 15 from Greenwood and
intermediate stations 6:20am, train No.
52, daily, from Greenville and interm
ediate stations 1: 35 pm; No. 87, daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6: 40pin; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1: 30 pm; train No. 16,
daily except Sunday, from Spartanburg
and intermediate stations 6: 35 pm.
C. H. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
G. T. Rrvan, Gen'l Agt. Greneville S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
. ?? .? ? ' ~7v?^uiui',"Oa,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
CHICAGO ALDERMAN OWES
HIS ELECTION TO CHAMBER
LAIN'S COUGH REMEDY.
"I can heartily and conscientiously
recommend Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy for affections of the throat
and lungs," says Hon. John Shenick,
220 South Peoria Street, Chicago.?
"Two years ago during a political cam
paign, I caught cold after being over
heated, which irritated my throat and
I was Anally compelled to stop, as 1
could not speak aloud. In my extremity
a friend advised me to use Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. I took two doses
that-afternoon and could not believe my
senses when I found the next morning
the inflammation had largely subsided.
I took several doses that day, kept
right on talking through the campaign,
and I thank this medicine that I won
my seat in the Council." This remedy
is for sale by Laurens Drug Co., and
Dr. B. F. Posey.
TAKE notice that on the 25th day
of April, 1905 I will render a final ac
count of mv acts and doings as Admin
istratrix of the estate of L. D. Comp
ton, deceased, in the office of Judge of
Probate of Laurens County, at 11 o'clock
a. m., and on the same (fate will apply
for a final discharge from my trust as
All persons having demands against
said estate, will please present them on
or before that date, or be forever
barred, and all persons indebted to said
estate must make payment to the un
dersigned before that date.
Maggie N. Compton,
WE NOW HAVE THE
Hat Pins and
Don't let Easter find you
A Place to Save
Pennies and Nlickles.
(When we get fixed)
Sc and 10c Store.
We carry some things that are higher, but
the majority are 1c, 5c and 10c.
A (ilovc Stretcher 5 cents
A School Iiag 9 cents
A Potato Slicer 10 cents
Zinc Pail 15 cents.
Ladies, as you go down to the Posloffice, just take aj
peep in, and see if things are not as represented.
All the Kitchen Utensils and up-to-date Household
Economies, all under one roof and in easy reach.
Dust Pans 6 cents.
Mrs. Pots' Irons, 3 in set.
Ladies' fine Handkerchiefs 5c.
Kennedy's Racket Store,
Next Door to Post Office.
Best $15 Suit at Miters.
See our Great $10 Suits.
ever seen in this city are to be found in our Spring
stock, which is now at its zenith. It is a remark
able display of
The Greatest Values in
High Class Spring Suits
at $10, $12.50 and $15
In a comprehensive assortment of styles and fabrics in every size, and we guarantee to fit cor
rectly men of all proportions. Our clothing for men and young men is made different from
others: it is hand-tailored in all the vital parts and contains every detail found in the finest
custom-made clothes. Our New Model Sack Suits at $10 and $15 surpass all previous attempts
in value giving. They contain every feature that characterizes the productions of exclusive cus=
tom-tailors, not a detail is missing. The coats are single and double breasted; the fabrics are
fine imported and domestic cheviots, tweeds and worsteds, in a variety of new and beautiful
patterns; the tailoring is superb.
Our shoes are from some of the leading manufacturers of the United States, and are the Best that
money can buy. If you want swell, stylish, serviceable shoes, you will find what you want here.
Swell Shoes for Spring1.
Dorothy Dodd $2.50 and $3.00.
Crawford $3.50 and $4.00.
A great line of Slippers for children.
We want your business, and can make it to your interest to trade with us.
J. E. Minter & Bro
Before this announcement is issued from the
press a complete tock of Goods for Spring and
Summer wear will be opened here including all the
new Creations in Light Fabrics.
Silks in Black and Colored
The kind made for hard service. It is impossible
in this space to enumerate the many weaves shown
in Printed Lawns, the choicest designs culled from
the different Manufacturers. Attempt would be
failure to describe the patterns and blending of
colors shown here. They must be seen to be ap
The White Mercerized Waistings are again
popular this Season. You will have no difficulty j
making a selection.
Special Numbers and Choice designs in Table ;
Linen, New Ribbons, Hosiery and Ladies' Neck
wear, Laces and Embroideries of every description. 1
These are a few of the many articles just
opened. When quality is examined and price as- j
certained you will easily discern the values offered ;
1 W. Q. Wilson & Co. I
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You'll get your money's worth and
save more in these temptors.
White Star Coffee, the finest grown
large bean, even roasted splendid Flavor,
per one pound can 25cts. four pound can
$1.00. Quaker Rolled Oats, large flakes
carefully milled, free from faulty or
imperfect grains, per two pound pack
age 15 cents. Buckwheat Flour, deli
cious, appetizing, nourishing, per package
10 cents. Old fashioned Muscovados
molases- none better, per gallon 50cts.
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There are two dangers
in a hernia.
First?Not wearing a
Second ? Wearing one
that does not fit.
We guarantee a perfect
fit and wear in our SILVER
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted.
Oflice hours ? a. m. to 5 p. m.
Office .second Moor Simmons' Hlock.
Simpson, Cooper & Bobb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
I'romnt attention given to all business.
The Hege log Beam
Heacock-King Feed Works
r.NWlNKS ani> BOItitRfli WoonwortKivu
Maohinehy, Cotton QlNJOXO, BnieK
mak1mq VND BlIIXOLK a.m. LaTM
Machinery, Cons Mii,i.p. Etc.i Ere,
G1DBRS MACHINERY CO..
Columbia) S. C.
The Gibbes Shingle machine
Hard, Soft or Shop
Wantkd -1,000 Cards of Oak and
Pino Wood on cars your station or
delivered at Laurons.
J. W. Eichelberger.
^Eaurens, S. C. 'Phono II. Terry's^
NOTIOE OF niJXTlON
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
To the Commissioners of State and
County Elections for Abbeville,
Greenwood, Laurens, Nowberry and
Saluda Counties, in the Eighth Judi
Under and by virtue of an Act of the
Genoral Assembly of the Slate of South
Carolina, entitled An Act to Assign
the Present Circuit Solicitors to the
Proper Circuits in Order to Conform
to the Provisions of an Act entitled
"An Aet to Divide the State into Ten
Judicial Circuits and Arrange the Same,
and to Provide for the Elections of So
licitors for the Eighth and Ninth Cir
cuits approved February 20th, 1905,
notice is hereby given that a Special
Election will he held in said Circuits on
the 11th day of April 1905, for the pur
pose of electing a Solicitor for the
Eighth .Judicial Circuit for the term
expiring at the General Election in
Now, therefore, you are hereby di
rected and required to hold said spe
cial Election for Solicitor of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit on the said Ulli day of
April, 1905, for the term to expire at
the General Election of 1908.
The polls are to be opined at the
various places of election- in said Cir
?nits on Tuesday, the 11thday of April,
1905, and the said election shall bo con
ducted in accordance with the laws
foverning General Elections,
n testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the
(L. S.) Great Seal to be affixed at Co
lumbia, this 2<>th day of Feb
ruary, 1905, and in the One
Hundred and Twenty-ninth year
of the Indopondencc of the
United States of America.
I). C. IIEYW YRD,
By the Governor:
J. T. Gantt, Secretary of state.
n. B. Dial. a. 0. Town.
DIAL & TO DD,
Attorneys and Cotm
Enterprise Bank and Todd Ollioe Build
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAUHENS, S. C.