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LAURENS, S. C, Sept. 13, 1905.
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MR. 1RBVS CONTRIBUTION.
Among the newspapers of the first
rank for editorial wisdom in this coun
try is the Springfield, Mass., Republi
can. It commands the attention of
the educated American public every
where. It is independent in politics.
In a recent deliverance about the
troubles of the South Carolina Dispen
sary system it declared that the sys
tem's weakness lies in its helplessness
against the wiles of the whiskey sellers
who live beyond the State. These
corrupt its officers and defraud the
State at pleasure. The Republican
hints that the Dispensary will not suc
ceed until the State manufactures the
whiskey that it sells and in this way
frees itself from the whiskey dealers
of other states.
Before the Republican expressed
these views the Hon. Wm. C. Irby, Jr.,
of Laurens had advocated the State's
manufacturing its own intoxicating li
quors to be sold in the Dispensaries.
We believe that both the Republican
and Mr. Irby are hopelessly wrong in
fancying that a Democratic State hav
ing a Republican form government can
safely engage in the mercantile or
manufacturing business but we have
written this to point out that Mr. Irby
has at least one very respectable fol
Among thinking rren North and
South the views of the Springfield Re
publican arc counted as more weighty
than those of Martin F. Ansel, Dick
Manning, John L. McLaurin and Jodie
McCullough singly and cumulatively.
They are considered more seriously
even than those of Cole L. Blease and
B. R. Tillman; except of course in lim
ited circles in South Carolina. There
are many who think th? Springfield Re
publican a wiser newspaper than The
Advertiser?but, happily, they do not
live in Laurens.
If the effort is to be made to savei
the Dispensary, the idea of Mr. Irby is
probably the soundest that has been
contributed to the discussion. It strikes
much closer to the root of the evil
than Senator Tillman's reforming plan
has struck and to this we arc confident
that any serious and unbiased student
of the Dispensary, such as is the Spring
field Republican, will agree.
ABOUT BUYING A FARM.
The Greenville News advises, by im
plication, young men not to buy farms.
It seems to fear that a young man who
buys a farm will fall into the hands of
"loan and lien sharks."
Here is what it says:
"The I^aurcns Advertiser advises all
Jfoung men to buy farms. To help the
oan and lien sharks?"
Thus in the course of time if no
young men bought farms, the "loan
and lien sharks" might come to own all
"Daddy, may I buy me a farm?
Yes, you may my Sonny,
It won't do you any harm?
If you don't part with your money."
CONVICT GIVES TROUBLE.
Joe Harris Escaped Prom Chaingang on
one of the County's Mules.
Joe Harris, a two-year negro con
vict, escaped from the chain gang
camp, located five miles northeast of
the city last Tuesday. The negro re
ported sick and was left in the camp
alone, but shackled and chained, and,
as the guard thought, safe to await his
return. Harris managed to get himself
loose and, mounting one of the county's
best mules undertook to escape. He
was captured Wednesday afternoon
seven miles south of Laurens by Messrs.
Morris and Milam of Lisbon. When
caught he had abandoned the mule and
gotton rid of his shackles. He had also
obtained some clothes and put them
over his stripes. In the meantime he
had broken into a negro's house and
stolen a quantity of meat, canned fruit,
When captured he had travelled
twelve or fourteen miles and was evi
dently making his way back to Green
wood or Edgefield county, whence he
came a little over a year ago, a fugitive
from justice, and even in his flight he
had taken time to steal a cow in Lau
rens County. It was for this offence
that he was doing time when he es
This is the second time that Harris
nearly made good his escape while on
the Laurens "gang." The first was
about a month after his conviction, and
while being pursued he robbed a negro
hunter of his gun and killed two blood
hounds that had been used to run him
Tillman at Lancaster.
During the delivery of a speech at
Lancaster last Friday Senator Tillman
"waxed warm when he referred to the
fine opportunity Gov. Heyward had of
cutting off the heads of the dispensary
officials. He said that he would give
$6,000, his salary as United States Sen
ator for a year, just to be governor for
three months at this time."
co v. hey ward's position.
Concerning Senator Tillman's decla
rations at Tirzah and Lancaster Gov.
Hey ward promptly authorized the state
ment that "he had no intention at this
Stage of the investigation of comply
ing with Senator Tillman's suggestion.
If, however, the committee appointed by
4he legislature to investigate the affairs
of the Dispensary should consider that
St has evidence to warrant such action
on my part and this evidence satisfies
me, I will not hesitate for a moment to
request the resignation of the direc
Notable Debate on a Notable Subject by
Notable Men at ? Notable
Rock Hill, Sept. 7th.-Tirzah, the
scene of many and glorious tilts in the
political arena, was again the battle
ground today, and fully 2,600 people
were gathered to witness the combat.
A giant picnic, the kind that has made
Tirzah famous, had been arranged and
perfect weather, with the excellent
Gold Hill band, made the occasion a
success. In response to a numerously
signed invitation to talk dispensary and
reply to charges made at a recent pro
hibition meeting in Yorkville Senator
Tillman was present. Senator Brice
was on hand to represent the anti-dis
pensary side of the question. Senator
Tillman was in fine form and spoke for
\wo hours. Senator Brice made a vig
orous speech. Inquiry among repre
sentative men in the audience failed to
show that sentiment against the dis
pensary had been changed, the general
opinion being that the county would
vote the institution out.
Senator Tillman made much the same
?peech that he has made elsewhere,
the only new feature of importance be
ing a demand that the governor exer
cise his power and remove the mem
bers of the State dispensary board at
Senator Brice was the first speaker.
He vigorously denounced the whole dis
pensary system, maintaining that it was
undemocratic, that it makes every citi
zen whether he will or not a partner in
the liquor business, that it dignifies the
sale of liquor, and makes it popular,
respectable and reputable, that it at
tempts to make the sale and drinking
of liquor a permanent and fixed institu
tion by fastening it on to one of our
most cherished institutions, our public
school system, that it has increased
murder 70 per cent, and assault and
battery 40 per cent., that it is a corn
corn cheat and swindle, a snare, a de
[ lusion and fraud and a vast lake of
pitch that defiles and blackens every
one who touches it. It is a deadly vam
pire that hovers with its black and
hellish wings over every home in South
Carolina. It is a whited sepulcre,
beautiful without but full or dead men's
bones and all uncleanness. Mr. Brice
stated that the dispensary system could
never be cleansed. He said: "I shall
never vote as your senator to purify
any such black law as the dispensary,
and I will fight it to the last ditch. The
only law I will support is one to kill."
His speech was well received. He spoke
for an hour. At its conclusion Chair
man Wilborn adjourned the meeting
senator tillman's speech.
After reassembling Senator Tillman
was introduced. By the way of preface
he referred, as he always does, when
he appears on the stump in York
County, to his having made his first
political speech at Tirzah in 1886,
and explained that he was there to-day
at the invitation of friends in the
county, Twho had sent him a numer
ously signed invitation to come up and
defend himself against attacks made on
him at the anti-dispensary meeting held
in Yorkville on August 7th.
He devoted considerable time to de
fending his course in obtaining the pas
sage of the law, and repeated his claim
that a majority of the voters in 1892
did not ask for prohibition, thirty
thousand against it and eighteen thou
sand who did not vote on the proposi
Senator Tillman, however, denounced
the management in Columbia as thieves,
and stated that while there are scores
of honest men in the State who are
working for a salary of $400 a year,
they are not in charge of a three and a
half million dollar business. He had
something to say about the great bene
fits the agricultural class was receiving
from the dispensary, in that by reason
of the money paid into the school fund
the schools were kept open six weeks
longer than they would be without it.
Much of his time was devoted to sar
casm and ridicule, his target being
Senator Brice, and those who are
standing with him in the fight against
the dispensary. He referred to the
communication recently addressed to
Ex-Senator McLaurin by four citizens
of Spartanburg urging him to become
a candidate for Governor on a anti-dis
pensary platform, and stated that he
had investigated the men who r.igned
the latter and found that at least two
had been tried by the Courts for vio
lating the dispensary law.
Mr. Tillman said that under the Con
stitution the Governor is given au
thority to remove a corrupt and incom
petent board of control, and that the
investigation of tho dispensary now in
progress has shown that the entire
State board of control Is both incom
petent nnd corrupt, and he mentioned
the label purchase as one instance of
both, and stated that it was the duty of
Governor Heyward to remove the en
tire board and appoint one composed of
honest, competent men to administer
the affairs of the dispensary. He took
a hand primary on the proposition as to
what the Governor should do, and every
man in sight voted to sustain Senator
Senator Tillman said that, from what
he had been able to gather as to the
situation in York, he was of the opinion
that the people were going to vote to
close the dispensary at Yorkville, and
that he was entirely willing for them to
do, if they so desired.
Senator Tillman repeated his recent
deliverances relative to voting out dis
pensaries and having blind tigers in
their stead, and then gave the editor of
the Yorkville Enquirer, a number of
Scripture quota'.ions, which, he claimed,
sustained the morality of the liquor
senator brice's reply.
Senator Brice was allowed twenty
minutes in which to reply, but did not
consume so much time. Among other
things he said, in reply, was that Till
man's attitude toward himself re
minded him of that ancient bully, Go
liath, of Gath, and quoted First Sam -
uel, xvii, 43-44, and said that Tillman'e
use of Holy Scripture to sustain the
rum business was similar to that of
the devil, when he quoted Scripture to
Christ, when he attempted to tempt
Him after His fast.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
In-Court of Common Pleas.
Enterprise Bank, Plaintiff, vs. A. R.
Sullivan, J. D. M. Shaw, H. E. Gray,
Mary C. Sullivan and Piedmont Sav
ings and Investment Company, De
Pursuant to a decree of foreclosure in
the above stated case, I will sell at pub
lic outcry to the highest bidder, at Lau
rens, C. H., on Salesday in October
next, being Monday the 2nd dav of the
month, during the legal hours for such
sales, the following property, to wit :
All that lot, piece ana parcel of land
situate, lying and being in the city of
Laurens and bounded on the North by
lands of Mary Y. Garlington, on the
East by lot of D. P. Goggans, on the
South by Main Street and on the West
by lot of Mrs. Eloise Shell.
Terms of Sale: To the highest bid
der. One-half cash, balance to be paid
twelve months from date of sale, the
credit portion to be paid twelve months
from date of sale, the credit portion to
be ...cured by bond and mortgage of
the purchaser over the said premises,
bearing legal interest from date, with
leave to purchaser to pay his entire bid
in cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
If the terms of sale are not complied
with, the land to be resold on same or
some subsequent Salesday on same
terms, at risk of former purchaser.
C. C. C. P. & G. S.
Sept. 4th '05-td.
Davis, Roper & Company.
Davis, Roper & Co. come out this
week with the biggest add of the sea
son. Read carefully what they have to
say. This enterprising firm is always
forging to the front. In equipment
none can beat them. They carry the
largest stock in the Carolinas and of
course buying in such quantities they no
doubt make prices that are very inter
esting to those in search of big values
for their money. Call and see them and
investigate their claims.
At the Presbyterian Church.
The ladies of the Presbyterian con
gregation are requested to attend a ser
ies of prayer meeting services at the
First Presbyterian Church from next
Monday 18th until Saturday 23rd. Ser
vice from 4 to 5 p. m.
BACK GIVES OUT.
Plenty of Laurens Readers Have This ex
You tax the kidneys?overwork them
They can't keep up the continual strain.
The back gives out?it aches and pains;
Urinary trouble sets in. Don't wait
longer ? take Doan's Kidney Pills.
Laurens people tell you how tney act.
J. H. Porter, employed in the Cotton
Mill, residing on Factory Hill, says:
"My kidneys and back have bothered
me for quite a while. My back seemed
to be the weakest spot about me, and
when-1 take cold it always settled there
and knocks me out. I have been so bad
at times that I had to lose several days
from work. The kidney secretions were
disordered, very dark and full of sedi
ment and annoyed me by making me
get up during the night. I tried differ
ent remedies and wore plasters but
nothing did me any good until I got a
box of Doan's Kidney Pills at the Pal
metto Drug Co.'s stove. Since using
them the backache has left me and I
can sleep all night without my rest be
ing disturbed and the kidney secretions
have all cleared up and now have no
sediment in them."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts.
Foster-Milb?rn Co., Buffalo, New
York, sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name?Doan's?and take
Second Week Jurors.
The following petit jurors have been
drawn for the second week of Court,
beginning Monday, Sept. 25th;
Laurens?J. Wistar Martin, Jas. L.
Neighbors, L. R. Roper, M. A. Knight,
Gco. C. Albright.
Dials-D. D. Brownlee, W. C. Curry,
Gco. F. Wolff, J. C. Abercrombie, E.
M. Marlor, F. D. Bolt, W. C. Babb, J.
Hunters-D. E. Tribble, J. T. Rob
ertson, H. D. Henry, R. P. Adair.
Jacks-W. S. Hatton, J. C. McMil
Cross Hill-C. D. Nance, W. G. Hol
lingsworth, S. L. Crisp, E. B. Pinson.
Waterloo-H. C. Sims, S. F. Boland,
B. J. Culbertson, W. H. Pinson, G. M.
Moore, Homer C. Culbertson, Y. A.
Sullivan-J. H. Crane, A. C. Phillips.
Youngs?W. H. Drummond, A. J.
Scuffletown- W. R. Chaney, Joe. T.
Take notice that on the 30th day of
September, 1905, I will render a final
account of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate of W. P. Rich
ardson, deceased, in the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens County, at
11 o clock A. M. and on the same day
will apply for a final discharge from my
trust as Administrator.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment by said date, and all persons hav
ing demands against said estate will
Sresent them on or before said date
uly proven or be forever barred.
J. P. DlLLARD,
8mt? th? Ito Kind You Have Always BoflgJH
The "Modern Method" system of
high-grade tailoring introduced by
L. F.. Hays A Co., of Cincinnati, O.,
satisfies good dressers everywhere.
All Garments Mad* Strictly
to Your Measure
at moderst- prices. 500 ?tvle? of foreign
sad domestic fabrics from which to choose.
Ask your dealer to show you our line, or tf
not represented, write to us for particulars.
L,. R. HAYS (EL CO.
LAUQH AND GROW PAT.
a baby sister.
When little Willie was away,
A letter came for him one clay
Which told him "to come and see
The finest present that could be."
So little Willie yearned for home
Most eager to see what had come,
"\ hatever present could it be
Tht t they had called him home to see?"
"I guess it will be something fine,
Something that will be truly mine."
His granny took him home in haste
He said "ne had no time to waste."
And when his pa opened the door,
"Hullo," he said, and nothing more,
But up the stairs he quickly went,
His whole mind on the gift intent.
His father toook his hand and led
Him gently to his mother's bed
And showed him, as she sleeping lay,
A sister babe?born yesterday.
"And is that all you've got forme?"
He looked as mad as mad could be.
"Pray what did you expect, my son?"
"An automobile or else a gun!"
?Phoebe A. Naylor.
A maiden who lived in Duluth,
Sold kisses one night at a booth,
A drummer bought one,
And when he was done,
She found she had loosened a tooth.
"Noah looks thin in this picture."
"Yes, ma'am," replied the book
agent. "He had been living for a long
time on water when that was taken."
Soon after Singleton's first baby was
born, Mrs. Singleton went up stairs one
evening and found her husband stand
ing by the side of the crib and gazing
earnestly at the child.
As she stood still for a moment,
touched by the sight, the tears fdled
her eyes and she thought:
"Oh. how dearly Charlie loves that
Her arms stole softly around his neck
as she rubbed her cheek caressingly
against his. Singleton started slightly
at the touch.
"Darling," he murmured, dreamily,
"it is incomprehensible to me how they
can get up such a crib as that for
not in his line.
Heavy Tragedian: "Hurry with my
order. I am used to people serving me
in a hurry."
Waiter: "I don't doubt it, but I am
no sheriff. " ? Chicago News.
Son-in-law ?Sometimes I almost feel
that life isn't worth living.
Father-in-Law (who had been sup
porting him for the past two years)?I
wish you'd cultivate that feeling.?
What'11 you take right now to try to
give up to it the next time it comes on
in stanton's style.
(From The New Orleans Picayune.)
A pretty compliment and one that is
deserved is the following poem, clipped
from Life. Frank L. Stanton, with his
homely Georgia philosophy and cheer
fulness, seems to have pervaded every
where?even the sanctums of the elect.
For Kate Masterson "arrived" several
years since, and it is refreshing to see
her bow her generous indebtedness to
the Georgia poet, of whom the whole
south is proud, for a bit of as graceful
verse as she has ever written:
a spring song.
(After Frank Stanton.)
"Jos' to love you ?that's enough,
Sort o' lazy-like an' dream.
Wonderin' if ways is rough
For you?or if happy seem?
Wishing' I could plant a rose
Bloomin' pretty in your way,
Softenin' the breeze that blows,
Where your wanderin' footsteps stray!
"Jes' to kneel at night alone,
Look in' up there at the stars,
Like a captive walled in stone,
Peepin' through the prison bars,
Do the angels listen now
When you don't know what to say?
And the thought of you?somehow
Blurs up heaven?anyway!
"Jes' to hear a little song
Softly hummin' in the air,
Laughin', lovin', all day long,
Music goin' everywhere;
Sweet as honey in a hive,
Life is like a dream come true,
Good enough to be alive
Livin' in the world with you!"
? Kate Masterson in Life.
Bean thn The Kind You Have Always Bought
sent frkk to ?11
UMn of morphine,
caine or whlftkey, a
?arg* book of par
ment. Address, Or
B. M. WOOI.I.KK,
r. O. Box 287,
Hard, Soft or Shop
Wanted-1,000 Cards of Oak and
Pine Wood on cars your station or
delivered at Laurcns.
J. W. Eichelberger.
Laurens, S. C. 'Phone H. Terry's
THE " B0S3 " COTTON PltE^S 1
SIMPLEST, ITtOBCEST, BE "t
The Murray Ginning Systtm
Gins. Ftedert, Condenser!, Etc.
OIBBCS MACHINERY CO.
Columbia? S. C.
Bean the j9 The Kind You Haro Always Bought
Ho for School!
The School days are here again when the Children must turn their
attention to Books and Clothes. We have made efforts to provide
for the wants of the Boys and are showing an elegant line of Boys
and Young Men's Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Furnishings and Trunks.
Parents! It will pay you to bring your Children here for their
outfits for School and College. -------
A School Cabinet Free with Every Pair of School Shoes.
J. a MINTER & BRO.
Reliable Clothing and Shoe Store.
LAURENS, S. O.
Every good feature common to other typewriters
is found on The Fox, and shows improvement.
Placed on free trial anywhere, and second-hand
machines of other kinds taken in part payment
FOX TYPEWRITER CO.
BXECUTIVB OFFICB AND FACTORT
For Sale by W. P. HUDGENS, Laurens, S
For New and Second
hand School Books see
our line, we have a large
stock this year, there are
over 2,000 pounds of se
cond hand books at the
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
I make a specialty of direct
shipments from the Mill
E. W. STALNAKER,
Office and Warehouse at
Greenwood, S. C.
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to nil business entrusted.
Office hours 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Office 3econd floor Simmons' Block.
ust Listen to This!
The bird says of all the paints I ever
saw or used thcro is none so
good as the
for good looks and reasonable price.
Let me show you why. See
T. R. PITTS,
Clinton, S. C.
Wheeler & Wilson
The lightest tunning
machine in the world.
Sewing Machine made.
The easiest to manage
and least liable to get
ont of order. Cannot
start in the wrong direc
tion, and is the only lock
stitch machine so made.
The only machine that
has a needle that cannot
be set the wrong way,
Does not oil the work.
The thread does not
in contact with
oil ? parts, which is not
* tme of other machines.
Our salesman shall be pleased
to call and show you more fully.
A postal card will bring him
with a machine to yon at once,
OHAS. OAKLEY, Salesman
Box 91. I^anrens, S. C.
At this season of the your -all eyes are turned
to sowing, for therein lies the success or fail
ure of every Planter. Poor seed will never
make a good crop, hence we have expended
every effort to secure the best that money
can buy, and have on hand seed that we are
justly proud of and can reconmmend, such as
Wheat, Rye, Barley, Rape, Lucerne, Vetches
Red Rust Proof Oats, and Red and Crimson
Clover, and also a great variety Garden Seeds
If you want seed that will yield results
increase your Hank account, try these.
PRICES arc right for small
or large buyers at
\m ^ i f ^ va/ v*y v,/'
Arriving daily for Fall and Winter wear.
Complete lines will be opened in a few
days at : :
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
PW rind ??Site Mfcert WH? Ci-rourhly p'.'.rf.i il.
Jfr A combination ol lead and sdno i.i proper pro
ff? portions, i- auporlor t-> unv palnl made of !?????
alouo, Hand mndc palnia mixed In a can und u in cd
with a click cannot products result a )!':?>
Mastic Mixe d Faint
*' 7h s / riij i im t a o rs ' ?
groun-l and re-ground hy poworful machinery which,
, produ? bs .-i smoother, giossioi and more*beautiful
Ihn It, -overs more nui face and resists the elements bet tor.
'J!- ' b of pulling On ?? poor paii I ia j. t. ns much ;?.
foi pulling <mi Hatiio Paint (hat docs not have t> ha
rein wed ev< ry yeni or m ? the saving is all in favor
of MftltlO Taint.
tOUtSVILLE. KY. ^Spt '
FOR DALE GV
Dodson's Drug Store.