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"TaURENS, S. C, Aug. 2, 1905.
Attracted Towards the .Center.
The following is from the McCormick
"Two well known gentlemen, citizens
of McCormick, went to the depot at
Greenwood about 3 o'clock Tuesday
night to take the early train to Mc
Cormick. They had traveled before,
and thought it unnecessary to aek
about trains, but took seats in a coach
and waited patiently for the train to
start. After some time they told the
conductor that they were going to Mc
Cormick, and were informed that the
train for McCormick had just pulled
out and that they were aboard the train
going to Laurens. We can't repeat
their remarks, and as Greenwood is a
dry town and they are both teetotalers
we are at loss to account for their fail
ure to distinguish between a passenger
train going north and a freight going
Nothing remarkable about this inci
dent. Most "well known gentlemen"
of Greenville, Anderson, Greenwood,
Columbia, New York, Charleston,
Cokcsburry and elsewhere constantly
feel themselves being drawn towards
Laurens. Many of them being fettered
by business and family ties resist the
feeling and do not come to Laurens.
The tendency to come to Laurens is
none the less general and the time will
come when good people will cease to
oppose it. The simple and now universal
ly accepted explanation is that Laurens
attracts because Laurens is the center of
attraction. Some day we look for a!
landslide when Greenville, Spartanburg,
Greenwood and Ncwberry will slide to
But we uu not wish to have Green
ville until the Speegle investigation is
What became of the "two well
known" gentlemen the Messenger does
not state but if they reached Laurens
they arc doubtless still here. No wise
man ever returns to McCormick. That
is, from Laurens. The term "well
known" as applied to McCormick men
we take, politoly, with a grain or two
If it were not that they would be
forced to pass through Greenwood, the
whole population of McCormick would
have settled here long ago.
Of course Greenwood is a nice village.
Once upon a time, in a moment of tem
porary aberration, a young Laurens
man moved to Greenwood. The Green
wood people seized him and elected him
mayor within a quarter of an hour af
ter his arrival. This was a great bless
ing to Greenwood and accounts for her
rapid growth in recent years.
Thk advertiser has received the
Mr. editor:?I have heard many
reasons advanced as to why the dispen
sary should be voted out; some say the
State should not enter into competition
with a citizen, some that it is a monop
oly worse than the worst kind of a
trust, and some that it is corrupt in its
management and makes the State a
party to its crimes, etc., etc.
Now Mr. Editor, my greatest objec
tion to the dispensary is that it has a
tendency to lower the ideals of our cit
izenship. There are methods employed
by those connected with it which are
not in accord with high standards of
integrity even if they are not an open
breach of the law and the officials who
are guilty have friends who struggle
with themselves to hold them guiltless
and who talk their innocence and ex
cuse their wrong doing until they fin
ally become convinced in themselves
that it is all right.
We practised a necessity more than
30 years ago, Mr. Editor, and our
Courts are suffering from it today. To
"wink" at an evil is dangerous.
Little need be added to what is so
well and truly said in this letter. Here
is an illustration. Since the dispensary
law went into effect hundreds of sub
dispensers have been "short", that is,
they have defaulted. A few weeks ago
it was stated that a dispenser in an
other part of the State was found
short and he promptly paid the money.
No more was said about it. Why was
he allowed to save himself from prose
cution, if there was evidence of his
guilt by paying the money?
If John Doe steals a bale of cotton
from Richard Roe and Roe accepts
fifty dollars from Doc and agrees not
to prosecute him, Roc is himself guilty
of the crime of compounding a felony.
That is the law. Yet we have had the
State of South Carolina itself through
its officials conqiounding felonies with
scores of such sub-dispensers as have
committed breach of trust. If the
State itself becomes a party to crime,
if the State itself thus openly and with
out shame fosters dishonesty by holding
out to tho criminal that ho may escape
punishment by paying a price in money,
what may wo expect of the individual
So our people have come to care noth
ing about these things. Time was when
a country official's defalcation was a
sensation but now it causes scarcely a
For about 16 years fol'owing 1H76 dis
honest public officials were rare in
South Carolina. That is not the case
now. The larccncies, especially among
the whiskey employees, are so common
that only the close readers of newspa
per know of them.
A few counterfeiters have lately been
making and trying to sell imitations of
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds, and other
medicines, thereby defrauding the pub
lic. This is to warn you to beware of
such people, who seek to profit,
through stealing the reputation of rem
edies which have been successfully cur
ing disease, for over 35 years. A sure
protection, to you, is our name on the
wrapper. Look for it, on all Dr. King's,
or Bucklen's remedies, as all others are
mere imitations. H. E. Bucklen & Co.,
Chicago, 111., and Windsor, Canada.
Palmetto Drug Co., and Laurens
LAUGH AND QROW FAT.
The poets of the present day
Express, with their regret,
That themes for making poetry
Are now so hard to get.
These pleasant rural pictures
Which for years employed the pen
Of poets, have been crowded out,
They ne'er will come again.
The weary ploughman never more
Shall plod his weary way,
But ride a sulky-like affair,
He's a jocky, trim and gay.
The sower scattering the seeds
A'field, no more is seen
For that, like all our other work,
Is done by a machine.
ft. The scythe, the mower used to swing
Is rusting in the shed,
A hired man whacks at the mules
That do the work instead.
The merry crndlers in the wheat
We can no more discern
The job they had was yielded
To a patent right concern.
Since nearly every human task
Is done by steam or horse,
Toil (as a poets theme) has grown,
Too practical, of course.
Where'er we turn in languor,
Naught but mechanism seen
And even poetry like this?
[Softly] "Is made by a machine. "?
country boy no fool.
A boy sat on a rail fence enclosing a
cornfield. A city chap passing by, said:
"Your corn looks kind of yellow,
"Yep, that's the kind we planted,"
replied the bub.
"It don't look like you will get more
than a half crop," said the city chap.
"Nope; we don't expect to; the land
lord gets the other half," retorted the
The stranger hesitated a moment and
"You are not very far from a fool,
are you, my boy?"
"Nope, not more'n ten feet," said
the boy, and the city chap moved on. ?
must the hen "go"?
Seems as though there were more
substitutes now than during the civil
war. A corporation with a capital of
$0,500,000 is making eggs, warranted
"strictly fresh," out of casein, which
is made out of milk. Thus the cow
lays eggs, so to speak. As yet, how
ever, she does not displace the he'n.
Casein eggs won't hatch. Will star
eyed science yet make them hatchable
and consign the hen to the museum?
hard on the drummers.
Once upon a time a litter of kittens
came to the homo of little six-year-old
Susie. As is usual at such times, the
, old mother cat was very much in evi
dence. One day, after the kittens were
j old enough to run around the house,
1 little Susie was playing with one of
! them and was overheard saying, as she
I fondled it:
"Kitty, I knows who your mother is,
I an' I knows who your brothers and
sisters is, but, kitty, I don't know who
your father is?I 'spect your father
must be a traveling man." ? Lippin*
Canada physicians are considerably
puzzled over the case of a Mrs. Day,
who has given birth to twins, one be
ing white and one black. You never
j can tell what a Day may bring forth. ?
I Medical Standard.
I -= : -:
Cleanses Where Soap
and Water Fail
Washing with soap and water
makes the face look clean, but it
cleans the surface only. It does
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 50c and $1.00
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens,
City of Laurens.
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
THE PUBLIC PEACE AND
Rb It Ordained by the City Council
of Laurens, in regular session assem
bled arid by the authority of the same:
Section 1. From and after the pas
sage of this Ordinance it shall be un
lawful for any person or persons to
drink any Spirituous, Malt, Vinous,
Fermented, Brewed, or other Liquor
which contains Alcohol and is used as a
beverage, on any street, highway,
park, or public place within the incor
porate limits, of the City of Laurens.
Section 2. Any person found guilty
of the violation of this Ordinance shall
be fined in the sum of not les than
Five Dolltr:':, no~ more thai, /ifty
Dollars, or be imprisoned for a period of
not less than Ten Days, nor more than
Thirty Days, with or without the impo
sition of hard labor.
Dore and ratified by the City Coun
cil of Laurens. and the seal of the
City hereto affixed this 12th day of
W. R. RICHEY,
L. G. Balle, [seal]
Clerk of Council.
We have now reached the Season of the year when we always cut
the Prices on Spring and Summer Footwear. We have no ex=
cuse to offer. We simply want to convert the balance of this
Season's Stock into CASH to get ready for Fall and Winter Shoes.
We want it to impress sensible people as a truthful
statement of a plain business Shoe proposition. And
these cut=prices offer you the best kind of a reason for
buying all the Footwear you can use for some
time to come. - -- -- -- -- -- -- -
$3.50 Pat Oxfords. Cut price $2.75
$3.00 Pat Tan and Vici Oxfords. <~) cfl
$2.50 Pat Tan and Vici Oxfords.
$2.00 Pat Tan and Vici Oxfords.
$1.50 Tan and Vici Oxfords. Cut
$1.25 Vici Oxford. Cut price
$2.00 Pat and Vici Oxfords. Cutd; f rr
price . ^7 I ? UO
$1.50 Pat Tan and Vici. Cut
$1.25 Pat Vici and Tan. Cut
$1.00 Pat, Vici and Tan. Cut
$1.75 Pat, Vici and Tan. Cut
MEN'S OXFORD S
Clapp & Nettleton $5.00 Oxfords, <? ^
Pat, Tan and Vici. Cut priced*?- ' <>
Walk-Over $4.00 Pat Oxfords. Cut ^ ^> c
Walk-Over $3.50 Tan and Vici Ox- ^ ^ c
# fords. Cut price . A.JO
$3.00 Oxfords in Pat, Tan and Vici.
$2.50 Pat, Tan and Vici. Cut
$2.25 Tan and Vici Oxfords. Cut
$2.00 Vici Oxfords. Cut price
$1.50 Vici Oxfords. Cut price
$2.50 Pat, Tan and Vici. Cutd? | oc
price ?P I .OO
$2.00 Pat, Tan and Vici. Cut
$1.50 Vici Oxford. Cut price
STRAW HATS HALF PRICE
Sale Closes Saturday August 5th.
Customer's * ** * *1e
shoes Shoes, Hats and Men s Furnishings <>nc
Shmec! 7 ? Price
Free JUta*^. NO (iOODS CHARGED AT THE REDUCED PRICE ,nfif^ Store
HENRY N. SNYDER, LL. D., President.
Two degrees, A. B., and A. M. Four courses leading to the A.
B. Degree. Nine professors.
Departments- Ethics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, and Geology,
Biology and Chemistry, Latin, Greek, English, German and French, History
and Librarian. The W. E. Burnett gymnasium under a competent director. J,
!! C'v >iand Science Hall. Athletic grounds. Course of lecture!- by the ablest
men .,n Ihe platform. Kare musical opportunities, Next Session, Sept. 20th.
Board from $K.<)(> to $iti.00 a month. For Catalogue or other information,
address. .1. A. GAMEWELL, Secretary, Spartanburg, S. C.
WOFFORD COLLEGEFiTTING SCHOOL
Three new brick buildings. Steam heat and electric lights.
Head Master, four teachers and Matron live in the buildings.
Situated on the Wofford College Gymnasium, and have access to the College
$115.00 pays for board, tuition, and all fee.;. Sons of Methodist ministers
do not pay tuition. Next session begins September 20th.
For Catalogue, etc., address
A. MASON DuPRE, Head Master, Spnrtanburg, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will praotlce in all Stato Courts.
Prompt attontlon given to all business.
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to all business entrusted,
Office hours 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Office second floor Simmons' Block.
I make a specialty of direct
shipments from the Mill
E. W. STALNAKER.
Office and Warehouse at
Greenwood, S. C.
A Bit of Herring Fish Roe, daintily
cooked adds a delightful relish to the
It is fine, selected pieces of Roe pack
ed in salt while fresh. 1905 Pack
just received. - -- -- -- -
Price: 15 cents per pound
" 25 cts for two pound
$1.75 for 15 lb pail
P. S.--Don't forget we have Fresh Brad Stone
I and many other varieties of Rutabaga and Turnip
Montgomery & Company have opened up at
Fuller ?Sc Darlington's old stand with a com
plete stock High-grade Groceries. They are
selling agents for
nAHHOND PACKING CO.'S
Meats, Lards, Hams, Etc.
C. H. HAMMOND CO.'S Canned Meats
Messrs J.W. Montgomery and Brooks Swygert
are in charge and they will be glad for
their friends to come in to see them. - -
Montgomery ? Company
Laurens, South Carolina
The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
Undivided Profits,. $20,000
:( OFFICERS ) ?
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. Pluss,
W. P. Caine,
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.
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
W. G. Wilson & Co.
EP] wl Ii
if XT Tvv Tw ""uhcs io do painted. * We want (o soli you II
I II flint for only ono of them. Wo would rather you would use sumo
.Other paint on the other house. Paint the two at once?one with
Mastic Mixed Faint
^Tho Kittet Thai lasts?
and the otner with any other paint, it matters not what, brand?
some mixed paint or Lead and Oil. Wo will only pell you ono
lot of paint this time; next time we will sell you MasliO
Paint for both houses?in fact we expect to sell you paint for
tho other houso before the Mastic house nooda repainting
? THE TEST MOVES WHTCU IS MIST"
Manufactured by .-f
PEASLEE-G AULBERT CO.. Inc.. LOUISVILLE. KY.
Dodson's Drug Store,