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LAURENS, S. C, July 19, 1905.
The Washington correspondent of
the Greenville News quotes Mr. Richard
I. Manning, of Sumter, a candidate for
Governor, as declaring himself in favor
of the Dispensary. This is extremely
disappointing. Senator Manning is one
of the best men in South Carolina. ?
When he pronounces for the Dispen
sary his motives are clean and honora
ble. This makes it all the worse. It is
bad when an ordinary politician goes
astray. It is a calamity when one of
the half a dozen or a dozen high class
men with the old-fashioned ideas of
personal honor and integrity still left
in public wander afar from sound prin
ciples. It is a misfortune to the whole j
people that so good a man as the Sum-1
ter Senator should hope for the puri- J
fkation of a political machine which
breeds evil as naturally and certainly as
a foul stream breeds disease. Even
though Mr. Manning or one of his type
should be able to cause an amendment
in the Dispensary's administration he
would be followed by others who would
permit it to drop back into the easy
channels of fraud and filth. When the
Dispensary System became a law Thb
Advertiser affirmed that its socialis
tic character would inevitably lead to
all manner of graft. The prediction has
been more than fulfilled. The people
have but the faintest idea of the de
moralization that exists in the Dispen
sary system. We have heard new
facts about it in the past ten days that
have amazed us and we have never
had small notions of the extent of the
rascality. The Dispensary system in
the 12 years of its existence has
hatched more bribe-givers, bribe-tak
ers, defaulters and outright thieves
than have been known in all the offi
cial life of South Carolina as colony
and state, exclusive of the period of
More than all other evil results, the ,
Dispensary has taught the people to
view lightly crimes of dishonesty and
breach of trust. A dispenser was re
ported short not long ago in a little
town in Orangeburg county. Nobody
cares. He has not been punished.
Since then a scandal arose involving an
inspector and a Charleston dispenser.
Scarcely has it received more than a
passing thought. All of us expect dis
pensary scandals and we pass them by
but meanwhile what was once a high
public sentiment in South Carolina has
become and is becoming polluted and
debauched more and more. It will lead
some day to the hardened and shame
less condition of the public mind that
exists in Pennsylvania where good men
arc not surprised or shocked or pained
by frequent exposures of disgraceful
and whole-sale larcencies. It is our de
liberate opinion that the bar-room sys
tem with its alleged excess of drunk
ards' over the Dispensary is less ob
jectionable than the Dispensary with
its unquestioned excess over all other
systems in grafters and corruptionists.
Mr. Manning will discover that rigid
artificial rules and cunning statutory
devices will not enable a State to con
duct grogshops honestly. Theft is in
separable from and inherent in the
Dispensary system under a Republican
form of government.
Since the above was written Senator
Manning has issued a statement which
appears elsewhere. Unhappily he re
mains committed to the principle of a
Paint the Town.
One thousand dollars spent in the use
of paint in the city of Laurens would
add much more than twice that amount
to the appearance and for that matter
to the intrinsic value of the property.?
There is a false idea prevalent among
many people that it is only those who
have no other need of the money that
can afford to paint their property.
\ There was never a greater business
falacy. The poor man must paint his
house to preserve it, because he can not
afford to build another, just as he must
keep it insured for the same reason.
The well to do, careful business man
must paint because he wishes to pro
tect his investment, the owner of a
home must paint because in addition to
all other reasons he owes it to his fam
ily to make it as attractive as possible.
As a citizen he should paint because he
owes it to the community.
We need, and every town needs, a
pleasure resort for the people. There
. should be two or three parks, an acre or
'so in extent, to which the nurses could
take their little ones for an outing.
Have we no public-spirited citizens who
will buy an acre of ground in his sec
tion of the town and present it. to the
council for a park for the children on
his side of the city? Once let such a
form of public spirit get into our
citizens and the result will be that all
through the town similar good deeds
will be done.- Our Monthly.
We heartily endorse the above sug
gestion. Before our growing towns get
too large is the time to provide these
useful and ornamental adjuncts.
A Grim Tragedy
Is daily enacted, in thousands of
homes, as Death claims, in each one,
another victim of Consumption or
Pneumonia. But when Coughs and
Colds are properly treated, the tragedy
is averted. F. G. Huntley, of Onklan
don, Ind., writes: "My wife had con
sumption, and three doctors gave her
up. Finally she took Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
and Colds, which cured her, and to-day
she is well and strong." It kill? the
^erms of all diseases. One dose re
eves. Guaranteed at 50 cts. and $1.00
by Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
Drug Co. Trial bottles free. 48-4t
la Other Sanctums.
There is a family of eight brothers in
Virginia, all of whom are entirely do
void of the sense of smell. They should
be employed to clean up the dispensary
Yesterday afternoon Judge Townsend
sentenced two small negro boys to the
reformatory school in Lexington. It
would have been a shame to send such
small fellows to the penitentiary or
chaingang. The Legislature at the
next session should make ample pro
vision for a reform school in this state.
It is greatly needed and just as neces
sary as any of the state schools. Ex
amples like the one noted are to be
found very frequently. ? Spartanburg
Were it not for the fact that things
of the kind generally occur in series, so
to speak, the uncovering of so much
official corruption in nearly all parts of
the country would be alarming. ?Char
Whatever else may be said of that
Dargan suicide, it is a plain case for
the solicitor and the grand jury, for
enough evidence has been adduced to
show and prove that Pegram Dargan
was an accessory before the fact.?
Spoiled Her Beauty.
Harriet Howard, of W. 34th. St.,
New York, at one time had her beauty
spoiled with skin trouble. She writes:
"I had Salt Rheum or Eczema for
years, but nothing would cure it, until
I used Bucklen's Arnica Salve." A
quick and sure healer for cuts, burns
and sores. 25 cents at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co. 48-4t
Senator Manning's Position.
Sumter, July 12. ?The following state
ment from Senator R. I. Manning in
reference to an interview sent out from
Washington appears in the Daily Item
Mr. Manning expressed surprise, and
said that he had not given out any in
terview or said anything for publica
tion, either in Washington or elsewhere,
in regard to the approaching Guberna
notorial contests. That he had not
seen Mr. W. W. Price while in Wash
ington, and was at a loss to know how
the article originated. That he did not
feel called upon to say anything, and
requested us not to republish the arti
cle, as it was not an authorized publi
lie said further that he conversed
with only one newspaper representative
while he was in Washington, and that
was in a personal conversation, in which
he expressly stated that it was not for
publication. Since then his attention
has been called to the publication of
this article in several papers, and to
some editorial comments thereon. He
therefore wishes us to state that he has
not yet formally announced his candi
dacy. That when he does, he will
state clearly his posit ion on any ques
tions which may be issues before the
people of South Carolina.
He asked us also to state that his
position on the dispensary has been
shown in his course in the Legislature,
in which he would have amended the
law so as to make the restrictive fea
tures of the law pre-eminent and effi
cient, so as to reduce drink and to
throw around the law as many safe
guards as |K>ssible to prevent practices
which are corrupt, or which permit
laxity in its administration. He did
not say, nor does he think that "the
dispensary is doing very well as it is." ?
News and Courier.
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.
MntohmnUJnR- In franff.
A recent writer snys of tho commer
cial side of matchmaking In Trance:
"In most French marriages money
plays the Important part. The first
quentlon asked by tho young man K
'How much?' Ah a rule, It Is an easy
matter to ascertain without applying
directly to the papa, but even when no
question of dowry Is raised nt the form
al demand thore 1? always a con
tract drawn up by a notary, which
specifies the exact sum the girl re
A Man of Credit.
A distinguished Irish lawyer, always
In Impoverished circumstance*, once
took Chief Justice Whlteslde to see his
magnificently furnished new house In
"Don't you think," he said, with a
complacent look nl>outt "that I deserve
great credit for thl??"
"Yen," the Judge answered dryly,
"and you 'appear to have got It."
A Scrlotia Moment.
"Yes," sold the married man medita
tively, "when you see a woman hanging
out a line of clolhog and the lino slips
and let" tho blessed lot down In the
tniid, that, my boy, la the psychological
moment lu which to leave that woman
II?r4 Onea Too.
Little Willie- What's tho name of the
feller whot calls on yer slater? Little
Johnny?I don't know yet. Pop calls
him something different every time bo
I/Ove I? an upward tendency of hu
man nature. It In dignifying, enno
' bllng, and for that reason It Imposes
upon Individuals who experience It
1 new obligations.
A Proportionate Inrorar,
Brush- Ho Pluxlt Is painting minia
tures? How la he getting on? Palette
?Oh, he'a making a miniature livings
First Burglar- Why not try to rob
the house of that plutocrat? Hecond
Burglar- Never. He'll make good by
getting the money hack from the poor
people. Let's confine ourselves to tho
middle classes. - Life.
Ml mi ml er* In ort.
Lieutenant (showing party of visitor*,
over battlesblpi This Is the quarj^
deck. One of the Party?Gee! A
thought It was all free!- Plttsbnrg Dis
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint, are in
formed by Longman & Martinez, that
ten thoiujgdHfmches have been paint
ed with m M: Paint. It takes the>
least; Us longest; and only're
quires 4 galMBbf the L. & M. and 3
gallons Of LinBeri Oil to paint a moder
ate H\zm house.
LAUGH AND GROW FAT.
THE PLACE for satan.
Mother: "Been fighting with that
Murphy boy ugain, have you? Why
didn'tyousay, 'get behind me, Satan?' "
Benny: "Behind me! Gee! I was
wi8hin' he'd get between us!" ?Puck.
the reign ok terror.
Tommy: When was the Reign of Ter
Pa: Last week, when the cook acted
as if she was going to leave.
Watch out, believers,
Lookin' fer de clover
Watch out, w'en do long lane turn
De wagon don't go over!
Watch out, believers,
Trouble is a rover!
Watch out, w'en de long lane turn
De wagon don't go over!
k. L, 8.
chance for a hanging
Foreman: "How do you vote?to con
vict, or to acquit?"
Juror Gilligan: "How's that felly wid
th' R-roman nose an'curly hair votin'?"
Forman: " ?Guilty.' "
Juror Gilligap: "Then I vote 'not
guilty,' be gobs!"?Chicago Tribune.
Child Not Expected to Live, Cured by
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Ruth, the little daughter of E. N.
Dewey of Agnewville, Va., was se
riously ill of cholera infantum last sum
mer. "We gave her up and did not ex
pect her to live from one hour to an
other," he says. "I happened to think
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy and got a bottle of
it from the store. In five hours 1 saw
a change for the better. We kept on
giving it and before she had taken the
half of one small bottle she was well."
This remedy is for sale by Dr. B. F.
Posey and Laurens Drug Co. 48?4t.
'Do You Launder
Collars so that
they wont wilt?"
was what a
man asked us
the other day
Well, not hardly that. No
Laundry can promise so
much. But we do try to
make our Collars a little
Stiffer during this hot weath
er, and we find that our
friends appreciate this little
Laurens, South Carolina
I make a specialty of direct
shipments from the Mill
E. W. STALNAKER,
Office and Warehouse at
Greenwood, S. C.
Wheeler & Wilson
The lightest running
machine in the world.
Sewing Machine made.
The easiest to manage
and least liable to get
out of order. Cannot
start ill the wrong direc
tion, and is the only lock
stitch machine so made.
The only machine that
has a needle that cannot
he set the wrong way.
Does not oil the work.
The thread does not
come in contact with
oiled parts, which is not
true of other machines.
Our salesman shall he pleased
to call and show you more fully.
A postal card will?bring him
with a machine to you at once,
?CHAS. OAKLEY, Salesman
\JJox 91. Laurens, S. C.
, 4f> I8t
A Japansi? Teat.
Iu Japan It appenr? that one factor
cnterlug lutu the choice of a daughter
ln-lnw in her shlll In raising silkworms.
There in more to thin than appears on
the surface of the statement, for It
seems that the thread spun by a silk
worm Is regular and oven In propor
tion, as the worm has been regularly
und carefully fed. The prospective
mother In law carefully aud mluutely
examines the garments of tho aspiring
bride, Judging of her qualifications by
Tho Mini Who '.(ever Kloka.
There are some people who through
slackness, Indlffcreuce or ahoer terror
of their fellows go throUKh life auffer
Ing many unpleasant things without
protest. They dislike "fuss" or thuy
are too cureless or happy go lucky to
assert themselves; hence they come off
badly everywhere. These are the men
who always get tho uncooked chops
and the tough cuts oil" the Joint.?Lon
don Haturduy Review.
An AltertMl Cuae,
Ascum?Have you seen anything of
Jlgglns lately? Doctor Yea. I pre
scribed n trip to Europe for him only
this morning. Ascum Indeed! He's
getting wealth)', lauM he? 1 motor
Well, 1 oa? emeiubor when I used to
prescribe 1 him simply a dose of so
dium bromide for the same complaint.
Proposal for Constructing:
Sewers at Laurens, S. C.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the Board 01 Sewer Commissioners of
the City of Laurens, S. C, until 5
o'clock p. m., July 25th, 1905, for con
structing a sewerage system in the
City of Laurens, S. C, and furnishing
the materials for same.
Works will embrace approximately
SEVEN Miles of Pipe Sewers, from 8
to IS inches in diameter.
Plans and specifications will be on
file, and may be seen at the oflice of
the Secretary, and copies of Specifica
tions, Forma, Etc., may be obtained
from the Engineer.
Each bill must be accompanied with a
certified check for Five Hundred Dollars.
Successful bidder must furnish bond
within ten days, and on failure to do
so the check is to be forfeited.
The right is reserved to reject any,
or all, bids.
W. R. RICHEY,
C. H. ROPER, Secretary.
J. L. LUDLOW,
Winston, N. C.
The "Modern Method" system of
high-grade tailoring introduced by
L. E. Hays & Co., of Cincinnati, O.,
satisfies good dressers everywhere.
All Garment* Made Strictly
to Your Measure
al modu'at; prices. 500 ?tyle$ of foreign
and domestic fabric* from which lo choose.
Ask your dealor to show you our line, or tf
not reprssentoJ, write to us fcr ivutlcuhra.
IL. E. HAYS <SL CO.
Cleanses Where Soap
and Water Fail
Washing with soap and water
makes the face look clean, but it
clean.-? the surface only. It docs
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 all foreign dirt and impu
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- promote the growth of
hair on the face.
Price 5()c and $1.00
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 16, 1905.)
Lv Laursns 1:50 pm
Ar Greenwood 2-'1(5 "
Ar Augusta 5: 20 "
Ar Anderson 7: 10 "
Lv Augusta 2:36 pm
Ar Allendale 4:30 "
Ar Fairfax 4: 41 "
Ar Charleston 7: 40 "
Ar Beau ford 6: 80 "
Ar Port Royal 6: 40 "
Ar Savannah (5:45 "
Ar Waycross 10:00 "
1, v I.aureus 2:07pm
Ar Sparttinburg 3:30 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
Lv I,aureus 2:09 pm 8:00am
Ar Greenville 3:26 " 10:20"
Arrivals: Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:36pm; No.87,daily,
except. Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6: 40pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1:30pm.
C. H. Gnaque. Agt.. Laurens, S. C.
G. T. Bryan, (ien'1 Agt. Greneville S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
Will Continue Until
Let Everyone be Sure to Visit this Wonderful
BARG AI N=Q I VING SALE.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
Laurens, S. C.
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 can25cts. 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 50 cts.
The Bank of Laurens ,
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, 1 B95
Undivided Profits, $20,000
- -- " ?? OFFICERS ) --5
O. B. SI/VI/VIONS, President.
J. J. Pluss, W. P. Caine,
CASHIER. ASST. CASHIER.
We will appreciate your business no matter how small
it may be.
We pay 4 per cent in our Savings Department. We
give you a small safe so you can save your Dimes, Nickels
Write or call on us when you are in the city.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAUKKNS, S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Fhono: OfTice No. 8f>; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & ?abb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will pruc.tico in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all lnisinops.
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted.
Ofliee hour.i 0 a. m. tO? p. m.
Ollice second floor .Simmons' Block.
A FULL LINE FANS AT
W. G. 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
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Painters who use roncly*mix< cl p
and who hnvo thoroughly lc toil
all without prejudice; readily rccon
Mastic Mixed Pai
"Tho Khul That Las.ii "
To bo certain of getting tho fight kin ?
that, liko tho paintor-ninu, you gel I he
in the proper can. That's llto only
identify the point boforo using il. Afl<
onee nao Masllc paint Ihenppenrnncc ol th
and tho durability of Hi- puinl will
you that the palnlor-mun wnu rigid in i
recommendation. You will need no furlhei
proof und you will recommend Mnstlo painl
to your friends.
PEASLEE-OAULBERT CO., ?< orp< rateif,
LOUISVILLE, KEN it it
FOR SALK BY
Dodson's Drug Store.