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LAURENS, S. C, July 12, 1905.
TILLMAN AND McLAUREN.
Senator Tillman betrays signs of de
serting the Dispensary. He says that
he will desert it if the legislature does
not cleanse it. He will become a Pro
hibitionist in certain circumstances.
Meanwhilo he will stump the State for
the Dispensary perhaps.
The Columbia State points out that
the wiley Senator chooses in time a
soft spot to fall upon if he sees the Dis
pensary be doomed to disaster. Of
course this is true. The Senator always
runs away when the tide is against him.
He makes a vast deal of noise when he
retreats, he makes such a confusion
that many people think he is fighting ]
valiantly, but those who have watched j
him have seen him skedaddle out of
every scrimmage in which he has been
We shall not be surprised if Johnnie
McLaurin whips Senator Tillman into'
the Prohibition camp next year. We 1
have opposed McLaurin incessantly for
15 years; we have rarely if ever agreed
with him in any of his leading policies j
but there is one thing about him: he J
won't flunk. Once he is in he will I
stand fire. He can be persuaded and
cajoled, he can be led astray in a man- i
ner entirely discreditable to his intelli
gence but he can't be bullied, and he
can't be frightened. ' We do not mean
that Senator Tillman can be fright
ened in a physical sense, we are
not discussing that, but he will run
to shelter when he sees a storm
coming even if he has to take the back
track. McLaurin is not smooth and
smart like Tillman, nobody in these
parts is as limber as he, and McLaurin
has no better sense than to assert his
manhood from time to time, whether
it spells defeat or victory. If McLaurin
makes a hard fight for Prohibition Till
man may join him and take the lead (
When the Constitutional Convention
met Senator Tillman tried to run it. In
a week or two the Convention was
about to run over Tillman. The Sena
tor slipped under the table, so to speak,
and kept quiet for a few days. Then
he peeped out slyly and when nobody
was looking fell into the ranks. In a
few days he had taken his old place at
the head of the column but he did not
try again to drive a body of men which
included more than a score who in ca
pacity were in his own class.
It begins to appear that Mr. McLau
rin will not permit Senator Tillman to
nail him in a coffin before he is dead.
However, if Senator Tillman should
see any danger in McLaurin he would
perhaps annex him again. Mr. Mc
Laurin is a good-natured man. Senator
Tillman would make friends with him
if necessary to his political future.
Senator Tillman can fool and has fooled
more people than anybody. He may
fool THE Advertiser some day. He
has fooled a number of newspapers
which at one time opposed him.
DON'T DEPEND ON COTTON.
Whether or not the organization of
the farmers caused the price to ascend
it at least caused many to hold and
reap the benefit of the better prices.
We think that the organization helped
to check the pouring of cotton upon
the market and so checked the declin
ing prices. Probably if the farmers
had not already been in better financial
condition than usual the holding move
ment would not have been successful.
We heard of a farmer in Lee County a
few days ago who has never sold his
cotton for less than ten cents. He does
not raise a great deal. He is not de
dendent upon his cotton crop for a live
lihood. When the price dropped some
years ago he rolled four or five bales
into the back of his barn. The next
year the price was again low and four
or five bales more were stowed away.
Meanwhile the farmer continued cheer
ful and lived well. At last, after sev
eral years, the price bounded up and
the farmer sold.
We shall not say that this old farmer
was wise to hold so long. He took
the chances of fire, the cotton lost in
weight and he lost interest on the
money that the cotton was worth. He
was wise though, to be able to hold. In
this State of South Carolina where on
people may raise cattle and sheep and
scores of crops, no man should be (le
per l< nt upon cotton alone. Our farm
ors ; hould raise their own supplies for
the most part even if cotton should sell
at 15 cents all the time.
It is stated that Messrs. G. H. Ma
hon, IL A. Morgan and A. II. Dean are
discussed in Greenville as possible can
didates for Congress against the incum
bent, Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson, be
ing a native of this county, will have a
strong support in Laurens as usual.
Meanwhile there is well seasoned and
sound Congressional timber in Lau
rens. R. L. Abercrombie, O. G.
Thompson and Representative Miller
would prove strong candidates. The
truth is Laurens material for Congress
is much better than that of other coun
ties. Congressman Johnson would be
a much better Congressman, if he lived
in Laurens, though his nativity has en
abled him to do very well.
Is it possible that the Hon. W. Jas
per Talbert could be induced to become
a candidate for United States Senator
next year? He is an Edgefield man.
He is therefore open to the suspicion of
being a candidate for some office or
other. He has declared himself a pro
hibitionist. Senator Tillman who, not
satisfied with two terms of six years
each, will be a candidate again, promi
ses to defend the- Dispensary on the
stump. It is likely that Senator Till
man will have opposition. He ought to
LAU?H AND OROW FAT.
"You have been with your firm a long
time?" said a man to his old school-fel
"Yes." answered the friend, with a
patient expression of countenance.
"What's your position?"
"I'm an employee."
"Yes, but what do you do?"
"Well, I am a doer, and the others
are tellers. It's like this. When the"
guv'nor wants something done, he tells
the cashier, and the cashier tells the
book keeper, and the book-keeper tells
the assistant book-keeper, and the as
sistant book-keeper tells the chief clerk,
and ihe chief clerk tells me."
"And what then?"
"Well, I haven't anybody to tell, so
I have to do it."-"Digit."
A LIVELY ANIMAL
He was a good natured German and
his face fairly beamed as he walked in
to a drugstore. The first thing that
caught his attention was an electric fan
buzzing busily on the soda counter. He
looked at it with great interest and
then turned to the clerk.
"Py golly!" he said, smilingly, "dot's
a tam'ed lifly squirrel vot you got in
dare, ain't idb"--Lippincott's Magazine.
A WOMAN WITH A WILL.
Tlt? Wnj .1 o.s nie rtnril.-lf Dnrln Oln'O
Col1i?pl???l Her Snlnry.
Jessie Kartlctt Davis was a woman
of Indomitable will and with a stork
of self eontidence born of a health}'
outdoor life. When not engaged In
theatrical life her entire time was tie
voted to outdoor purst'Us. On her
ranch In California she tat lOd and rode
bronchos, herded cattle and sheep and
attended to her chickens with equal
facility. This combined to make her
a good business woman and with the
tnu.-eular activity to hack It.
Mrs. l>nvis was once engaged to slug
In a VnUdeYllle company In New York
city. The manager of the theater was
famous for his negligence In meeting
demands of performers whom he had
engaged, and. In fact, there were ugly
rumors about checks hearing his sig
nature being returned from the hank
with the ominous words "No funds"
written across their faces.
At the conclusion of her week's en
gagement Mrs. Davis received a check
for her salary. That was Saturday
night, and it was an open secret to ov
erybody that she had engaged passage
on a steamship leaving the following
Wednesday for I'urope, where she had
planned to take a long rest. The pro
prietor of the Broadway hotel where
she was stepping obligingly cashed the
check. It was returned to him Tues
day afternoon as worthless.
Mr*. Davis look hack the repudiated
paper and smiled grimly. "I will make
it nil rigid this evening," she said.
Armed with u stout cane she wen' to
the manager's oUh-e that oven lug, the
stick serving an oxen e for a limp due
to a "slight sprain," sh? announced.
The manager received her with evident
embarrassment and listened to Hie
story of the cheek told quietly and In
? It was a mistake on the part of his
bookkeeper," he explained. The stupid
fellow Should hare known that the
manager's Recount In that particular
bank had been closed out long ago.
But If Mrs. Davis would wait a few
minutes he would give her a check on
nnother bank which would he honored
Rut Mrs. Davis was not accepting
checks. She was to leave for London
the next morning and nothing but the
hard, eokl cash would satisfy her. The
manager was obdurate and Mrs. Da vi?
politely Insistent. Then It developed
into a wordy war, and Mrs. Diivl.?
arose with the cane In hand. Handling
It like a foil, she passed the ferrule
lightly through the glass door of the
manager's office. Another pasa and
the ferrule broke one of the window
puues. The clatter of glas:? brought a
half dozen employees to the spot. The
manager danced around as If on a hpl
stove and begged her to dasist. The
scandal, he said, would ruin him. By
way of reply Mrs. Davis punctured an
Ono of the employees, who was a
relative of the manager, runhed for
ward to disarm h^r. The cane circled
In the air, and the man retreated nurs
ing a big welt across the back of his
The nudlenco was Just entering the
theater and the crashing of glass
caused many to stop and conjecture the
cause. Mrs. Davis, smiling with the
utmost good nature, moved to the othor
side of the office and gnzed critically at
the glass of a large picture?the mana
ger's favorite possession.
"Stop:" he almost shouted. "You
ahnll have your money." A messenger
was dispatched to the hox office with
an order. He returned In a few min
utes with a huge roll of hills, which
Mrs. Davis carefully counted and stow
ed away. Then, bidding the manager
a smiling good night, she swept out of
the ofliec and to her hotel, where the
bad cheek was redeemed nud added to
her collection of souvenirs of her ex
perlonees on the stage.? New York
Tl?c? Proprrty Mitn's Tronlitfii.
'Jlic company was playing "Homeo
and Juliet" the other day, and In the
balcony scone a cannon went off. The.
properly man was .tent for, who ex
plained (hat It was a cannon which
should have gone off In the perform
ance of "Henry V." two days before.
That property man was spoken to more
In sorrow than In anger. From nn
Address hy I<\ It, Benson In I/ondon.
1 ii v,? r ii In?n-i1 Opinions.
Alt 1st No. 1?My landscape's, abso
lutely ruined by a lurid portrult. Art
i 1st No. 2?Yea, the hanging's protty
slipshod this year. They've put me
next to the crudest thing In the show.
Artist No. 8 (coming Up) Hello! I so*
they've hung you two chaps togetherl
The ItPllariona Vocation.
The religious vocation Isn't necessari
ly the outcome of long mental proc
esses. It may either steal upon one
subtly or overwhelm one at a single on
slaught.?From "The Bishop's Niece,"
by George 11. Picard.
To Henovpr Her Child.
"Can you help me to recover my
child?" asked the poor woman.
"Is your child lost?"
"Oh, no. Ills clothes are worn out"
Heaven never helps the man who
will not act, - S'ophoclos.
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint, are in
formed by Longman A Martinez, that
ten thousand churches have been paint
ed with L. & M. Paint. It takes the
least; wears the longest; and only re
quires 4 gallons of the L. & M. and 3
gallons of Linseed Oil to paint a moder
ate sized house.
TH8Y ARK THE REAL SAFEGUARDS
OF A MODERN BANK.
Not Only tht> Autotfrnitli, fiut the Kn
tlre iio.i>, at the 'luru In <lonely
Srriitlnlspd Itr TI???? Itnultl mi.I AI
luoat lllfnlllule Winker?.
One of the most trying positions In
our business, huUI a bank ofltclnl to a
writer hv London Tit-Kits, Im that of
signature exp?rt?tho man WUO has to
exntulue tiaiiy every draft that comes
(n through the clearing house and
VOUCli for ItH genuineness. Our hank,
one of the largest in the city, employs
nix clerks who do nothing all day long
but examine cheeks, and when I tell
you that It Is no uncommon thing for
10.0(H) drafts to come lu during a sin
gle day you will uudorsland that the
Job Is not altogether the sinecure It I?
popularly supposed to be.
These clerks have not only to scruti
nize the signatures of both drawer and
drawee, but also examine the "tilling
in," the latter being just as Important,
perhaps more so from u monetary
point of view, as the signatures. As u
mutter of fact, tho commonest forgery
with which we have to doftl Is the
"raising" of checks, and a forger of
tills nature generally chooses a check
boarlng a genuine signature, hut hav
ing Tory little "tilling In."
For Instance, ho knows that it would
not bo difficult to raise a cheek from
?3 to ?3.000. for alt he has to do Is to
erase the word "pounds," Insert the
word "thousand" and then nth' the
erased word again. 1 have seen plenty
of this kind of work during the time
I have been examining checks.
One of the most Impudent pieces of
forgery, however, that I ever came
across was a ?'heck raised from ?0 to
?500. The forger had evidently relied
on colossal Impudence carrying him
through, for he had simply added a
couple of ciphers and then between the
wonls "live" and "pounds" had placed
nn omission mark and written the
word "hundred" above, adding the in
itials of the drawer of the check Just
to give the thing a look of careless gen
It was so astounding a piece of cool
audacity that we had bets on the
check, two of my assistants declaring
It to he O. K.. while the other three
and myself declared It to be a forgery.
Further Inquiries, of course, proved
that the opinion of the majority was
the correct one.
It is marvelous what a vast number
of signatures some clerks will enrry In
their ftllnd'fl eye. as it were, and thus
lie able to pass checks by the ttlOUHUhd
without once having to refer to the sig
nature books. We bad a clerk here a
few years ngv> who was little less than
a wonder. He knew perfectly the sig
ns tnres of at least IS.oOO customers and
could detect the alteration of a stroke*
In any one of them in an Instant.
More remarkable still was the fact
that he recognized with equal facility
the signatures of those customers
whose clic ks only came in otlCO or
twice a year. But he made an art of
his work, and I afterward disco vor Oil
that moss of his evenings wen* spent in
studying and loarulllg tho signatures of
the customers, for he was a wonderful
hand at copying writing, and when*
ever a now signature would couio in,
one with which be was not acquainted,
he would at om?? facsimile ll In his
poeketbook and by die next morning
would be able to recognize it anioug
Signature clerks are not, as a role,
supposed to make copies of customers'
autographs, but many of them do, and
some men are clever enough at the
work to even deceive lliomselves1.
Of course, It is understood that when
the signature clerks are not examining
cheeks I hey are studying the autograph '
books in order to familiarize them- j
selves with the culigraphy of every '
customer. Each chock, you must un- ;
dcrstimd, passes through tin- hands of '
each clerk In turn, so that if one should
pass a forgery or a "raised" draft It Is !
very unlikely (hat the entire staff
would do so. All these checks, of
course, come through the clearing
house, and if we should pass a forged
draft and not find out our mistake he
fore 3 o'clock in the afternoon our
bank would be held responsible, One
of tb'> commonest dodges adopted by
the modern cheek forger a, to get a
customer of some small country bank
to Introduce him to that Institution as
a likely depositor. On the recommen
dation of the friend (who Is probably
quite unaware that the acquaintance
he made some few months ago Is a
"wrong 'uu"> there Is no difficulty In
accepting their new client's check for
?2,000, and the following day when the
sann? customer calls and withdraws
?100 to ?o00, as the case may be, he Is
politely handed the cash, and then, of
course, loses no time In skipping the
town. After the bogus customer's
Check has paused through the (dealing
house It Is returned to the bank on
which It has been drawn, and the fraud
Is at once discovered.
Another part: of a signature clerk's
duties tu (o see that no checks are post
dated, as, of course, no drafts must be
paid until they fall due. On occasions
a careless man will postdate a check,
but as a rule the mistake Is purposely
made. This spotting of postdated
checks, however. Is the easiest part of
a signalure dork's work, and it Is very
seldom tii.it a check so dated escapes
him. Then, again, we are often noil
fled that payment on certain checks has
been stopped, and the clerks have to be
on the lookout for these, and It must
be a very careless staff Indeed that lots
them slip by. We are held responsible
for all checks passed after we have re
celred notice to stop payment.
But It I? very seldom now, owing to
the cleverness of the experts, that any
forged checks, "raised" checks, post
dated checks or stopped chocks pass
the vigilant eyes of our staff without
being detected, but when one docs
Well, although the signature clerks are
not held monetarily responsible for the
loss, It means a had mark against them
in (he future, nnd they feel Its effects
next time promotions or "rises" are
being handed out.
Altogether, (hough (he work is inter
esting and even fascinating In a way,
the responsibilities are so groat that
the effect on the nerves Is often very
dying nt times. One thing we are par
ticular about, and thai Is to take no
ChanCCn. ff we have (he slightest doubt
about the genuineness of n check we
at onco communicate, either by tele
graph, special messenger or telephone,
with the supposed drawer of the check
and In (his way turn doubt Into cor
tnlnty. During the last three years not
a single wrong check has passed our
vigilant optics, and, though I say It,
who should not, I do not believe thero
Is a cleverer set of experts nnywhore
thau those who compose my staff.
What's the secret of happy, vigorous
health? Simply keeping the bowels,
the stomach, the liver and kidneys
strong and active. Burdock Blood Bit
ters does it.
A LINCOLN STORY.
The Sawmill Hand Wh? Didn't Kor
?et About tho Cunt Hunk.
"The first cltlfeen of Illinois and tho
greatest of American presidents" Is Uic
luannei' lu which Mr. f'arr refers to
Abraham Lincoln In "Tin? Illhil," lie
recalls tlio ftl'St t.ine lie ever heard Mr.
Lincoln's name. It was at a country
hotel, and one of the residents of the
town was tolling of a "curia young fel
ler" who had worked In a sawmill, hut
gave up the Joh to ko into the Black
"He was working for a gentleman
named Klrkpatrlck, and one day some
body aald to Klrkpatrlck: 'You ought
to get a cant hook for that young fel
low to move logs with. It'h too bad to
mako him roll them about without one.'
"The sawmill tender asked what a
cant hook would cost, and they said
$1.50, The young follow said, 'If you
give mo tho dollar an' a half I'll go on
tackling the logs as I do now with a
wooden spike that I make myself.'
" 'Dono:' said the boss, ami he didn't
need to buy any cant hook.
"Hut, do you know, that boss was so
mean that he heat that poor boy out
of that money. He never gave It to
"That fellow went on tending saw
mill and tetllug stories and never let
on about the cant hook. Presently
came the Black Hawk war. and they
pitched in and raised a company, and
Klrkpatrlck set all his pins to be cap
tain, but that young follow hadn't for
gotten about the cunt hook, and he just
became a candidate for the captain's
place himself, und when the company
voted he beat old Klrkpatrlck four to
one. I helped to elect lllui, and when
he got elected ho turned to me and
said. 'Bill, I've got even on that cant
"He Is the most curious fellow I ever
saw. Then* never came a man Into the
neighborhood but he'd find out Just the
things that man know best, lie never
gave the schoolmaster any pence aftor
I;,- found he kn^w grammar until he'd
learned all the grammar the teacher
knew, lie found a fellow who knew
how to measure off land, and, sure as
you live, this fellow quizzed him and
quizzed him until he learned the trade,
and then he got some tools and went
out himself a-sottlng section corners
and making lines and setting stakes to
show peoplo where to put their fences."
' What became of this young man?"
"Well," said Green, "he went and
learned law, set up In Springfield and
g ?t to congress. Hut he couldn't get
elected for the second term. He's as
g > >d a fellow a-: ever lived," continued
Mr. Green, "but he's kind of common,
sort of Jus( like everybody else; no bet
ter, n > worse; just a good feller."
"What's Ids name?"
"Abe Lincoln," replied Green.
The Plrnl Wnlktn? Btl< I h.
The well born Egyptian carried a
staff* with his name Inscribed In hiero
glyphics, but walking sticks, in the
general sense of the word, were flrsl
used by the gallants of the fifteenth
century. Canes are first heard of in
the reign of Henry VIII., probably In
troduced to Europe after the discovery
Walking sticks were adopted by the
effeminate Henry II. of France about
the middle of the sixteenth century.
These French sticks, with a ribbon and
tassel to pass over the wrist, were,
however, not used by gentlemen of
fashion in England until 1050.
When flrsl Introduced they were
formed with an indented head to a fiord
a more easy rest for the hand. After
ward they were crowned with a round
and hollow top, which contained nut
meg or ginger and sometimes sugar
candy for the asthmatic or a store of
Cleanses Where Soap
and Water Fail
Washing with soap and water
makes the face look clean, but it
cleans the surface only. It does I
not clean out the impurities in \
the skin that make it muddy and
Pompeian Massage Cream goes !
through the surface. It sinks ?
into every pore?reaches and
loosens ali foreign dirt and impu- j
rities that lodge in the pores.
It is the only facial cream free
from grease and that keeps the |
face free from it. Does not?
cannot--nromote the growth of j
hair on the face.
Price 50c and $1.00
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 16, 1905.)
1, v Laursna 1:50 pm
Ar Greenwood 2-46
Ar Augusta 5: 20 "
Ar Anderson 7:10 "
Lv Augusta 2:35pm
Ar Allendale 4: 30 "
Ar Fairfax 4:41 "
Ar Charleston 7:40 "
Ar "^eauford 6: 30 "
Ar 1'ort Royal 6: 40 "
Ar Savannah 6:45 "
Ar Waycross 10:00 "
Lv Laurens 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
Lv Laurens 2:09 pm 8:00am
Ar (irecnville 3:25 *' 10:20 "
ARRIVALS!- Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 451
pro; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35 pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations fl: 40 pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1: 30 p m.
C II. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
G. T. Bryan. GenM Agt. Grenevillo S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M, "Emerson, Traffic Manager,
Remember You have Four Months yet to wear Straw Hats. You
can't afford to miss this opportunity of buying: a Stylish Hat for
so little Money. Come at once and see them. - - - -
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
A FULL LINE FANS AT
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Plain and Fancy Sheer White Lawns, White
Mercerized Waistings, Good Designs
in Printed Muslins, Embroideries,
Laces and All-over. Ladies
Sunshades at Low Prices
Painters who uso roody-nilxed paints,
and who have thoroughly tested them
all without prejudice, readily recommend
Mastic Mixed Paint
"The Kiit? Thtit Lasia- '
To be certain of getting the right kind see
that, like the pointer-man, you got the goods
in the proper can. That's the only way to
identify the paint, before using it. Aflci you
once uso Mastic paint Ihcnpp? i of the work
and the durability of the paint will convince
you that the painter-man was right in his
recommendation. You will need no further
proof and you will recommend Mastic paint
to your friends.
Mann fact i rod by
PEASLEEl.GAUL?tfKT CO.. ?ncorpornfet
LOUISVll LE, KENTUCKY
Dodson's Drug Store.
THE HUB THE HUB
Only a Few Words Needed to Tell
The Story of Our Special Sale
The best evidences of its success are the hundreds of satisfied customers who
have taken advantage of the splendid offerings. They came expecting great
values and they were not disappointed. The people know we never advertise
a bargain we cannot show, or make a promise we cannot back up with the
Merchandise. Sale closes
Saturday, July 15th.
The last week's offerings are just as great values as the first week's. The place
of every broken lot has been supplied with something just as good or better.
Don't neglect this great Money-Saving opportunity..
Lot Figured Batiste, all desirable patterns,
worth 10c, 12^c and 15c. This sale
Lot Yard-wide Percals, desirable Patterns
fast colors, worth 10c, 12Jc, yours for
Lot Fancy Ginghams, worth 7 cents and
8 cents. Reduced to
White Persian Lawn, worth 20 cts. This
20 pcs Brown Dress Linen, the 15c, kind.
40-inch White Lawn during this sale
Special 40-inch wide India Linon, you
can't match it
Lot neat figured Batiste, 27-inches wide, f\A
fast colors *\j^t
Lot yard-wide Percales, short lengths. f\ c
this sale 'VFO
Good yard-wide Bleaching .
Ladies' Bleached Vests, taped necks
Ladies' fine Batiste Corsets with hose sup- c? f\
porters attached ' & "
Lot Ladies' Shirt Waist Patterns, put up AfL
with Trimming to match * ^rO
Lot Cambric Embroideries and Insertions, the
biggest values of the 5c ,0c
All Ladies', Misses' and Children's Oxfords go in this Sale at actual Cost.
Sale Will Continue Until July the 15th.
The Hub. The Hub