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Subscription l'rlce-12 Months,$1.00
Payable in Advance.
Rates for Advertising.?Ordinary ad
vertisements, per square, one insor
tlon, $1.00; e ueb subsequent Insertion,
50 cents. Liberal reduction mado
lor large C\erlif inr-enlf.
Obituaries: All over GO words, one
ceut a word.
Notes of thanks: Five conts tbo line.
W. W, Ball,
Kotored at the pos'oftlcc at Laurcns,
8. C, as Sicoud class mail matter.
LAURENS, S. C, May 3, 1905.
Tree Delivery iur Laurcns.
Do we want it? The Advertiser
believes all do, and we can get it by
work. Our Postmaster is doing all lie
can to improve our mail facilities but
he needs the help and co-operation of
every citizen in the community. Free
delivery is given only to those offices
whose cash receipts reach an amount
decided on by the Department. While
the receipts at this office have shown a
steady gain for the past three years we
can increase the rate of progress by
concerted action. An increase of one
thousand dollars per annum would raise
this office to a grade above its present
class and entitle us to a better build
ing, more room and other' improve
ments, but an increase of three thou
sand dollars would give us free city de
livery and ultimately a federal building,
costing not less than fifty thousand
dollars. Every man in town can help
towards this end. How? By doing any
and everything that will swell receipts.
Let every corporation, merchant, law
yer, doctor, preacher and individual
use the government stamped envel
opes. We are in the printing business
and printing envelopes is a part of that
business and furthermore we do not be
lieve that the Government should enter
into competition with its citizens in
any line of business, but what wj think
or say is not going to make it discon
tinue the printing business and we are
willing to subordinate personal gain to
further a movement meaning so much
to the public welfare. We can still
print letter and note heads for you. As
a matter of fact, the government sells
printed envelopes of note, letter or le
gal size, cheaper than any stationer can
sell the same quality for imprinted. For
$10.60 you can get 500 of the usual
size with return request printed and your
name. The stamps on these represent
$10.00 of the amount that you have to
spend anyway. Then the convenience
of always having a stamp at hand saves
time and worry. You have to buy
stamps. This plan only means buying
a few more at a time?that's all. If a
stamped envelope is misdirected, re
opened, or spoiled, the government re
deems the stamp, so you lose nothing.
Another way to swell receipts is for
our clothiers and shoe dealers, druggists
and grocers and all others who at any
firv>~ --~tst i-....vl Unjr ?\JVllo
from manufacturers involving the send
ing out of printed matter bearing their
cards, to have the mailing done here and
not from the home office. Suppose
they offer to circularize your trade for
you. Lot them send you 500 or 1,000
pieces of advertising matter, allow $5.
or $10. for postage, if at one cent each.
You address the booklets and mail them
out from here. But some one says: "I
don't want that bother." It is nothing
in addition to what you are already do
ing- You have to make up and furnish
the manufacturer a mailing list. The
same work would address the envel
opes. If we have a merchant in town
who would retard the wheels of pro
gress and the betterment of an impor
tant public service, because he is averse
to attaching the .stamps THE adver
tiser offers here and now to do this
work for him free of charge and fur
nish a certificate from the postmaster
that so many pieces of matter have
been mailed. There is no use to hope
for free delivery as the result of politi
cal favor or congressional influence. It
does not come any more until your of
fice does the prescribed amount of
annual business. Then we will get it
without influence or favor.
Let's have it.
About Newspaper Men!
From the esteemed Greenville News
this is taken:
"A good many newspaper men who
Work eight een ' hours a day without a
complaint can readily concur in the opin
ion handed down by Justice Beckham."
Wc have yet to See the newspaper
man who works 18 hours the day, ex
cepting the cases hereinafter men
tioned. We have observed newspaper
men at their work in many cities and
towns and have been associated with
them. We have heard numbers in an
off-hand way tell of their strenuous
and never ending exertions but we
know of none who can coolly count more
than eight or ten hours of actual work.
We remember the case of one young
man in this State who for a year or
two worked 14 or 16 hours the day for
six days in the week and part of the
time for seven days in the week. Nev
ertheless that boy found time to spend
eight or ten hours on the railway train.
He had a sweetheart in a distant town
and would travel 300 miles in order to
spend three hours in her company. By
the way, she was worth it. The boy's
strenuous day ended and he has had
plenty of rest in recent years. During
his whole newspaper life he probably
averaged nine hours the day of gen
uine work but he was the hardest work
ing man for a part of the time that we
All of us know what it is to toil 10
hours In 21 once in a long time. It is
our belief that no man can "stand up"
to more than eight hours each day of
earnest intellectual labor, with the mind
concentrated on the task, more than
six days in the week. True, a newspa
per man, under the lash of circum
stances, may strive severely for a time
but in most cases ho obtains a rest af
terwards either a rest in a hospital or
It is a confirmed habit of newspaper
men to talk about their terrific toil. A
reporter loses two nights' j.leop hand
ling a warm convention and imagines
that ho is carrying the earth on his
shoulders. Then he "puts in" six hours
u day talking about it for six weeks,
The hard feature of newspaper work
is the confinement. One can't get
away from it. The newspaper is a liv
ing thing. It must not stop breathing.
The men in the office and on tho street
are the lungs. The lungs cannot get
out of the chest.
Good newspaper men are ill paid. The
capable newspaper man is usually an
editor or the head of a department in a
daily office. In a weekly newspaper,
he is a business man and mechanic as
Tho capable and trained newspaper
man gets a fair salary for his work?as
much per hour as salaried men get in
most other trades. But he gets nothing
for the responsibility he carries. The
outsider has no dream of the anxieties,
the disappointments and tho bitter
heart-burnings over mistakes and blun
ders that the newspaper man exper
iences. The man who puts 2,000 words
a day into cold print, or passes upon
the correctness and propriety of ten
thousand words a day that others write,
and has the record to stare him in the
face next morning and for all time must
make blunders. Moreover, his blunders
are easy to discover. He generally dis
covers them himself?when it is too
late?but the outsiders are glib to em
phasize and point them out. The book
keeper can make but one kind of mis
take. His work may be bard but if he
balances his books, responsibility
ceases. The newspaper man, with all
the manifold problems of life and so
ciety before him to be recorded cor
rectly, cannot know when his books are
balanced. Good newspaper men are
not numerous and the majority of men
in the business receive as high wages
as they would receive if they were in
j What we have said is not directed at
the Greenville News. Judging from
the newspaper printed in that office the
members of its statr work 19 hours each
day. It is an exceptional newspaper.
?1 Told You So."
Elsewhere it will be seen in this paper
that a young lady in attempting to
board a train at the station in this city
fell and was injured. We are free to
confess that we are disposed to blame
the Railroad for the accident. Young
ladies are not addicted to playing
pranks with railway trains ami when
one goes to thestation in this city during
the incoming or the outgoing of the
trains there can be no wonder that a
stranger and particularly a young lady
should become confused and subject
herself to injury.
We are very glad that it was no
worse and if there is not an improve
ment made in the conditions it will be a
great deal worse some day and then we
will all say "I told you so."
The opportunity to obtain a first class
Church school will come before the peo
ple of Laurens. This school in time
will be a great college for girls. It will
have the support of a strong Church
A (iood Suggestion.
Mr. C. B. Wainwright of Lemon city
Fla..has written the manufacturers that
much better results are obtained from
the use of Chamberlains Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy in cases of pains
in the stomach, colic and cholera mor
bus by taking it in water as hot as can
be drank. That when taken in this way
the effect is double in rapidity. "It
seems to get at the right spot instant
ly," he says. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Poscy.
WANTED-You to list your property
for sale or rent with M. Ii. Copeland.
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Bears tho The Kind You I'?? ? ;
C. N. & L. Railroad Co.
Schedule in effeet November 21-jt, 100*1 :
No. 62 No. 21 No. 85
PassonKcr Mixed ox- Freight ox
Dnily coptSun- co-.t. Sun
I,v Columbia 11 10 am 5 15 pn) i00 am
nr Newborry 12 36 urn 7 05 p m 3 45 a m
ar Clinton 122 pm 8 15 p m 5 25 n m
nr Laurens 142pm 8 45 p m 6 00am
No. 53 No. 22 No. 84
Lv Laurens 2 02pm 7 00 am 5 20 pm
nr Clinton 2 22 pm 7 30 am 6 00 pm
ar Newberry 3 10 pm 8 35 am 7 05 pm
ar Columbia 4 45 p m 10 30am 0 15 pm
C. H. OASQUL. Ak'cnt.
Wo want ovory man and v/omon In tho
United States lntoroKted In tho euro ot
Opium, Whlskoy or other dni? habits
either for thomselvcs or frlonds, to >mvo
onoof Dr. Woolloy's hooks on these dis
eases. Writo Dr. B. M. Woolh-y, Atlanta,
Oa., Uox 287, and ono will bo sou t you froc
LAIKJH AND GROW FAT.
Between the devil and the deep sea
was the white man who was arraigned
before a colored justice in Texarkana
for killing u man and stealing a mule.
Said the justice: "Use got two kinds ob
law in dis Court?do Texas law and the
Arkansas; now which will you hab?"
Prisoner?"I believe I'll take tho Ar
kansas." Judge ?"Well, den, I'll dis
charge you for stealin' do mule and
hang you for killin' de man." Priso
ner?"I guess Judge, I'll take the
Texas." Judge ?"Well, den, I'll dis
charge you for killin' de man and hang
you for stealin'do mule,"-- (Natl. Corp.
wanted the receipt. ? Beck (des
pondently): "I said something my wife
didn't like and she hasn't spoken to me
for two days."
Peck (eagerly) "Can you remember
what it was you said?" ? Cleveland
ENJOYED his dheam
"I certainly did enjoy your sermon,"
said the hard case, who seldom attended
"Indeed!" replied the minister. "And
which part did you enjoy the most?"
"I guess it was the part where I
dreamed I had a million dollars."
? Philadelphia Ledger.
she was worried.?Tho minister:
"My dear madam, let this thought con
sole you for your husband's death. Re
member that other and better men than
he have gone in the same way."
Bereaved Widow: "They haven't all
gone, have they!"?Tit-Bits
for those who have cei.errated.
When your heels hit hard and your
head feels queer,
And your thoughts rise up like froth on
And your knees are weak and and your
voice is strong,
And you laugh all night at some darn
You're drrnk, that's all, you're drunk.
Amoricus Times-Recorder: An At
lanta bride is deserted by her 00-ycar
old hubby because she insisted that he
should read the Bible, and wouldn't let
him smoke in the house. To be easily
trained, the boys must be caught early.
A new VERSION.
Old Mother Hubbard
She went out anil rubbered
Now neighbors were just moving in
"I'll just take a peep,
My, their furniture is cheap!"
She said, with a satisfied grin.
? Montreal Star.
Visitor at Insane Asylum: What is
behind that iron door with the big pad
| lock on it?
' Guard: That's where we keep the
dangerous characters. The man in there
now tried to read "Frenzied Finance"
and the "Simple Life" at the same
It's the little colds that grow into
big colds; the big colds that end in con
sumption and death. Watch the little
colds. Dr. Woods Norway Pine Syrup.
?O Si.. E3 .'. ?3J 3=2. UT /\. -
BM? ico /? Kind You Have Always Bcitf'i
R. (j. COl.EMAN & CO.
The only Licensed Undertakers, Funeral
Directors and Embalmcrs in the County.
Telephone and telegraph orde rs a
We carry a full line of all Funeral
goods; our stock of Coffins and Caskets
is complete and the best that has ever
been brought to the city. Our funeral
car is an improvement on the old tyle
hearse. Everything is new and up-to
date. Our prices are fixed to suit our
patrons. In the city we deliver the
coffin or casket at your residence, the
box at the cemetery. ,Out of the city
we will deliver by the first train at your
nearest railroad station, all charges pre
paid. When funeral goods are obtained
of us and we conduct the funeral, the
following work is gratis: we destroy all
unpleasant odors of the sick room, re
move all swelling and stop all purging
of the corpse, and when the cause of
death is from any contagious disease,
we will disinfect the sick room anrl kill
all poisonous germs of disease, which is
highly important for the protection of
the family. Any intelligent physician
will confirm these facts. 121 N. E. Cor
ner Public Square, Laurens, S. ('.
Office 'Phone 214; Residence 218.
Burial League of the United States,
Cash Capital $100,000,
Home Office, Pittsburg,iPa.
If you think in case of death that $100
would be worth anything te you, go and
see R. G. Coleman & Co., Undertakers,
Funeral Directors and Embalmcrs. at
Laurens, S. C, who are instructed to
honor our drafts. 34-8t
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Opens This Week
Another Shipment of Printed Muslins in
Indian, Persian and Mercerized Goods in
Table Damasks from Irish looms made of pure
flax, warranted to give satisfactory wear.
Oriental, Val and Torchon Laces, Edgings and
Insertions in Hamburg, Nainsook and Swiss,
Not tingham, Cambric and Oriental All-Overs, the
Latest in Silk Belts, Children's White Lawn and
Silk Caps, Several Cartons Ribbons in desirable
Shades and Widths at
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Are hereby extended to the thousands of customers who so liberally
patronized our Great Honey Saving Sale. Realizing that your support alone
could make possible the success of such an undertaking;, we spared no
effort, either in the preparation or conduct of this sale, to merit that sup
port, and make this the Greatest Bargain Event of the Season. How well
we succeeded is best attested by the hundreds of satisfied customers who
thronged our store each day. While our stock was somewhat depleted by
the enormous quantity of merchandise disposed of during this sale, we are
receiving new shipments daily, and each department is being kept up to our
usual standard of completeness. In fact, our stock is now practically new,
and we are able to offer greater inducements than ever in up-to-date,
COME AND SEE US
N. B. Dial. A. U. TOOD.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bjnk and Todd Omco Build
L A ? RKNS, S. C.
~W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAURENS, S. C.
f J. R. Hellams 1
DEALER IN I
MARBLE AND GRANITE MONUMENTS
Gray Court, S. C.
Highest Grades and Einest Work
manship in Granite or Italian, Ver
mont and Geogia Marbles. Designs
and estimates furnished on applica
V m ? ?.J
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted.
Oflico hours 9 a. m. tt> f> p. in.
Ofliee second floor Simmons' Block.
cU SEi T1 C3> 31./% .
Boars tho /? ^ ^Y-J ? >V '? :'. > 0'-'!'f,'>'
DU. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & Bobb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all Stato Courts.
Frompt attention fjivon to all busine -s.
Red Iron R
LOST' ^CS' time *?st iS ^0I1C f?rever- Why waste time searching for Bargains
elsewhere - when you know in your own heart that RED IRON RACKET
is the place to save money? You don't have to strain your eyes looking for Bargains here. They
are so plentiful in RED IRON RACKET, it makes no difference which way you turn, the
bargains are looking at you.
Red Hot" Prices Prevail in "Every Department" of this House
f>,000 yards good apron Ginghams at
3 1-2 cents per yard.
6 cents Ginghams. Our price 5 cents.
9 cents Ginghams, fine quality. Red
Hot Trice, 7 cents.
2,000 yards, fine India Linon, worth
12 1-2 cents. Our price 10 cents.
7 cents, yard wide Bleaching (no starch)
Ladies Fine Dress Goods for hot Sum
mer time, 5,000 yards (worth 12 1-2 to
15 cents) your choice now 10 cents
Big Line Blue Denims and Cottonades,
Sea Islands and Checked Home
spuns at way down prices.
Big Lot Men's Sun Hats for everyday
Swell Line Fine Dress Hats, Straw,
and Fur, up-to-date in style,
23 cents to $3.47.
Clothing! Clothing! The Finest Line of
Clothing ever shown in the city. See
our Montgomery Suits $3.98, $4.75,
$6.59, $7.50, $10.00. ^12.47 to
$15.00. You can save from
$2.00 to $3.00 on your
suit in buying at Red
Ladies Slippers, big values, White,
Tan, Black, 48 cents, 09 cents,
98 cents up to $1.97.
Ladies Shoes 79 cents, 98 cents up to
Men's Shoes and Slippers, all styles, all
colors, 48 cents 98 up to $3.80.
15-cent plug Tobacco, Schnapps, Sweep
Stakes, Early Bird, Hickory, Silver
Dime, Brown's Mule. Our
price, 10 cts per plug.
Red Hot Prices, 17 cakes good laundry
soap for 25 cents.
5-cent long bar Laundry soap. Our
price 4 cents.
5-cent box Celluloid Starch. Our lower
price 4 cents.
5-cent box Search Light Matches, I cts
3 boxes Search Light Matches, 10 cts
1,000 Gee Whiz Matches, 5 cents.
5 cakes Oriole Bouquet Toilet Soap, 4c.
2 big cakes Victory Soap. Red Hot, Re.
3 sticks Good Fuck Bluing, 5 cents
Needles, Pins, Key Chains, 1 cent each.
2 Clay Pipes, 1 cent.
1 set fine Silver plated Knives and Forks
1 set Nickle plated Knives and Forks
1 set fine White Plates, 29 cents.
1 Molasses Can, 10 cents.
1 big Dish Pan, 10 cents.
See in our Bargain Basement 5 and lo
See our Embroidery tables, 5, 7 and lOc.
35 Ctfl Silk Four-in-hand Ties, cents.
Big Job Bows, G cents.
Big Job String Ties, 10 cents.
Big Job Men's half Hose, assorted
colors, 5 cents.
Big Job Pocket Knives, 5, 10, 13 and 25c
Good Calicoes at 4 cents.
30 pounds of Rice for $1.00. _
3-pound package of Soda, good, 10 cts.
10 pounds of good Coffee for $1.00.
Millinery! Millinery!) O, my, it's just
beautiful and prices are :=o low,
23c, 48c, 75c, 98c up to $3.50.
Ribbous! Ribbons! big values, lc, 3c, 5c,
7c. Sc, 10c to 23 cents per yard.
Men's fine Dress Negligee Shirts 18c,
25c, 39c, 48 up to 89. Breaks all
records in Shirtdom.
$3.50 <>ak Mantle Clocks, eight-day
clock. Our price $1.94.
Big Fine Gentlemen's fancy Summer
Vest. Special, 98c, 1.25,1.69, $2.18.
Jewelry, Watches, Chains, Fobs, Collar
Buttons, Cuff Buttons Big Values.
$1.00 Watch. Our price 61 cents.
$20.00 Gold-filled, guaranteed Ladies or
dents Watch, Elgin or Waltham
movement. Our price $12.97.
All Standard Patent Medicines
" $1.00 bottles " " 79cts
'? BOclS bottles " " 39cts
" 25cts bottles " " 19ets
We soli nothing but the best standard
Big lot Ladies' Bleached Vest for 5 cts
Men's and Boys Caps, 5c, 10c, 18c, 23c.
Ladies' Underskirts, big value, 48cts,
69 cents, 98 cents.
Skirts and Shirts Waist at less
"Six S pecial Bargain Days In a Week.
One Price to AIL Same Goods for Less Money. Grandest Line Real Values Under the Sun.
It is a strain for you to look for Kar$ jains in other houses, where they are few and far between. It is easy
for you here where the Bargain s are so plentiful that wherever you turn they are looking at you.
5AM13 GOODS FOR LESS MONEY
Red Iron Racket
Two Stores That's Making Laurens and Greenwood Famous by Selling Same Goods for Less Money.
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C. H. Gasque,
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delivered at Li*
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