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LAURENS, S. C, Sept. 20, 1905.
TILLMAN'S PICTURE REALIZED.
Do you remember, gentlemen, the
charges of corruption made against
scores of the best men that South Caro
lina ever had in public life in 1890? Do
you remember the slanders of the
"manifesto?" Do you remember how
when Capt. Tillman came to be Gov
ernor he found that the public offices
had been conducted with rare ability
and honesty and that the record of his
predecessors since 1876 was one that he
could not hope to excel.
Do you remember that when the base
charges were found to be false?as it
was known they would be found?"the
Old Antis" nominated John Sheppard
for Governor, because they thought the
people would rebuke utterance of these
8lanedrs against the Hamptons and
Kichardsons and Brattons and all that
Now, gentlemen, if it had been dis
covered that John Sheppard had fas
tened a law on this State that had bred
thieves by hundreds, would the "old
antis" have dared to run him for Gov
ernor? If he had still continued to plead
for such a law, would even they have
voted for him?
A great many of yoU, gentlemen,
were led to believe sincerely in 1890
that the State was in the hands of a
pack of thieves. You found out your
/mistake. Suppose that it had been a
mistake and that Governor Tillman had
uncovered rascals big, little and me
dium sized, by the dozen, by the bag,
basket and wagon-body full, would
there have been an "Anti ticket" in 1892
with men like Capt. Joe Humbert on
it? Honestly, do you think, gentlemen,
that .any "Old Anti" would have
"cheered"? Or would any have been
able to hold up his head if it had been
found that Capt. Tillman's charges
Capt. Tillman drew a picture of
"bamboozling and debauching," of
"incipient rottenness" and all that sort
of thinp: in 1890 that will never be for
gotten in South Carolina. He laid it on
thick and strong and he seemed toknow
just how it oueht to look. l\c made it
so real that a large majority of the
people were deceived.
The only trouble about it, after all,
was that it was 15 years too previous.
The Tillman picture was all right?the
colors were too pronounced. It's a pho
tograph of what exists in the State to
day but existed only in imagination
when it was painted.
Who says that all this, not incipient
but festering, ripe and bursting corrup
tion is now over-running the State?
Why, Senator Tillman himself!
Would wc have had it if we had had
no Dispensary system?
Would we have had it rf Senator Till
man and his lieutenants had not denied
for years the charges of Dispensary
corruption that the "Old Antis"
Gentlemen, would we have had a
Dispensary, if we had had no Tillman?
There are those who think that in
discussing this Dispensary nastiness we
should leave Senator Tillman's name
out of it but as wc have never regarded
him as a creature to be worshipped we
see no reason why he should not be
measured by his own yard stick.
Poor old General Hampton, although
nothing was proved against his crowd,
"had to git." So did General Butler.
But don't you know, gentlemen, you
Laurens voters, that if such outrageous
doings as have been made public by
this Dispensary Investigating Commit
tee had been unearthed in 1890 by Capt.
Tillman, Senator Hampton would not
have had the effrontery to ask reelection?
If he had, wouldn't he have been
laughed at? Wouldn't he have been
laughed out of the State?
Of course Senator Tillman's going to
be reelectcd. Wc all know that. We
are used to it. Nobody's going to run
against him. All the politicians are
afraid of him. He's the boss, bless his
soul. We are not worrying ourselves
to have him beat. It doesn't make any
great difference to The Advertiser
who is in the United States Senate
from South Carolina and Tillman is bet
ter than some?mighty few, but some
?that are in that body now. But he
ought not to be rcclccted and we don't
believe that the majority of the men
who are going to vote for him away
down in their secret hearts think] that
he ought to be reelccted.
Meanwhile The Advertisbr has no
candidate. Not yet?not even for
THE CHILD AT SCHOOL.
The Winnsboro News and Herald,
whose intelligent editor, Col. Fouchc,
was formerly an excellent school teach
er, has these wise words:
"The public schools are now begin
ning to open and in only a few weeks
every school in the county will be In
session. It is a matter of great impor
tance in the successful running of a
school for there to be as full an attend
ance all the while as is possible. While
it is true that a good many boys and
girls have to be kept at home till after
the sfchoolsjopen, this should never be
done except in instances, where it is
absolutely necessary. It is wisdom on
the part of parents to make every pos
sible sacrifice to have their children at
school from the very beginning. Going
to school is enough of a business for
every parent to treat it in such a way
as to impress upon the child the un
importance of its school work. The
successful work of the school depends
not only upon the parents having their
pupils in school, but also upon their
giving the teacher* their fullest sup
port in every way. $fay the schools of
Fair field have the mo?t successful year
gallons of Linseed Oil will paint a mod
orate sized house. 6-2t
Ii vi? dollars to a child the loss of a day
in the month is the loss of a dollar, of
about 20 per cent of the month.
The most valuable lesson to be taught
the child is the lesson of promptness
and punctuality?which is the lesson of
meeting obligations. It is the man who
is on time that makes good in business
and the child who is on time makes
that man. The parent that docs not
help the child to be on time, rain, shine,
sleet or snow, is no friend to the child.
To lose a day from school is a disas
ter. It costs the child just about as
much to leave its classes for a day,
comparatively, as it costs a passenger
train to run off the track and be placed
on again. Rarely does the child or the
train make up the lost time so as to ar
rive according to schedule.
To take a child from school for a day,
without good cause, is to rob him of
that which cannot be restored.
WHO PAYS FOR FOOTBALL?
The foot-ball season is about to open.
Who pays fur the foot-ball expenses in
our Colleges? It's an expensive game
?where teams have to be trained, by
salaried "coaches." Some of the Col
leges in South Carolina have had good
teams. We are glad of it. We hope
that the teams will be maintained. But
we don't think the gate receipts at the
games can be sufficient to meet the cost
and out of curiosity, idle and meddle
some perhaps, we should like to know
where the money comes. Especially
would we like to know this about the
South Carolina College and Clemson
teams, because they are State Colleges.
The following from the Kansas City
Journal about "The Boy that is Raised
by Hand" contains a world of common
"An old farmer of Nemaha county
recently remarked that a home-grown,
hand-spanked, bare-footed and hard
fisted country boy makes a much better
fighter in the battles of life than does
the pampered, high-collared, creased
trouserea youth 01 our towns and cities
wiiuac clothes have always been dusted
with a whisk broom instead of a shin
The boy that is raised by the rides of
thejbook may turn out well sometimes,
but it is the fact nevertheless that
those brought up in the old fashioned
way are in the saddle in these United
It has frequently been noted that few
of the Presidents of the United States
were born in great cities and the lead
ing men in all professions and lines of
business have been country boys. Of
course a "country boy" does not neces
sarily mean a boy that lives outside of
incorporated towns. "The Country" in
cludes the villages and towns. The evils
of city life are found for the most part
only in the great and crowded commu
The Advertiser thinks now as it
always thought the Hon. H. H. Evans
is the best of the lot.
Terrible plagues, those itching, pes
tering diseases of the skin. Put an end
to misery. Doans Ointment cures. At
any drug store.
Jacks Township 0. K.
"They say that Jacks Township is
against the Dispensary," says the Ncw
bery Observer, and it adds: "If that
be true" the fate of the G. M. I. is
sealed. It cannot be true. Wc think
we can safely attach to it "acres of la
bels" describing it as a slander. Jacks
Township is more faithful to Senator
Tillman than any other Township in
South Carolina. Its voting population
consists of about two hundred good
farmers. From 1890 to 1896 the Anti
Tillman vote was from nine to eleven.
The two leaders of the minority are
dead. The single-heartedness with
which Jacks Township men, for they
are staunch, honest and brave men,
have devoted themselves to everything
that Senator Tillman has advocated
seems difficult to explain in these times
of individual asscrtiveness. Jacks
Townsnip will not vote against the Dis
pensary. "Sardis Alliance" may be
dead, but its soul is marching on.?
News and Courier. ?
The Dispensary Investigating Com
mittee held a three days' session in
Sumter last week.
Sabbath Day at Due West.
Two of the Bethel boys went to Due
West lately to visit a young lady, but
it happened to be the Sabbath day and
although they spent the whole day
they couldn't get to talk to her as it i
was against the rules. They say they
do not wish to spend another Sunday
there as it was so lonesome and the
people there do nothing but read nov
els. This must be a mistake, however,
and the people must have been reading
their Bibles.?Abbeville Medium.
100 Years Old.
A frame house can be kept in good
order for a 100 years, if painted with
the L. & M. Paint about once in ten
to fifteen years. This is because the
L. & M. Zinc hardens the L. & M.
White Lead, and gives the paint extra
ordinary life. It also makes it cover
an enormous surface, so that four gal
lons linseed oil will paint a moderate
Actual cost when ready for use about
$1.20 per gallon.
James S. Barron, President Manches
ter Cotton Mills, Rock Hill, S. C. writes:
"In 1883 I painted my residence with
L. & M. It looks better than a great
many houses painted three years ago.
Sold by W. L. Boyd Laurens.
We extend to every one a cordial in
vitation to visit our store and let us
show you through our entire line of
house -1 u rnish i ng-goods.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Before you buy be sure to let us show
you our line of Bed room Suits made of
solid oak, beautifully finished and at
prices that will be to your interest to
see our line.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
You can find here any kind of lamps
frou may want from the small hand
amp to the large decorated parlor and
hall lamps. Be sure to see our line
before you buy.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
If you are thinking of putting in any
grates this fall be sure to let us show
you our line and figure with you before
S. M. & E. H, Wilkos A Co.
? ?n.~r-^Pv^a??.irr an wxeVi/
tors of Dr. F. G. Fuller, deceased.
September 8th, 1905.
I.AUOH AND GROW FAT.
A Mother's Judgment,
Johnny (to his sister's young man) ?
What base-ball club did you play with
Sister's Young Man?I ncyer played
a game of base-ball in my life. Why
do you ask?
Johnny?Cause I heard ma tell sister
that you were a splendid catch.
Essay on Twins.
Johnny waa asked to write a short
essay on some interesting experience of
his. "Success" tells what he wrote:
"Twins is a baby, only it's double. It
usually arrives about 4.37 in the morn
ing, when a fellow is getting in his
best licks sleeping. Twins is accom
panied by excitement and a doctor.
When twins do ennything wrong thoir
mother can't tell which one to lick, so
she gives it to both of 'em so as to
make sure. We've got twins to our
house, and I'd swap 'em enny days for
a billy-goat or mose ennything.
ENGLISH CIVIL SERVICE.
The l'ny in It 1? Smnll, hnt n.o Posi
tion? Are Kfi?crljr Soiifrlit.
"Once a civil servant always a civil
servant," appears to be the motto of
the Kngllsh civil service, for unless one
proves dishonest or an extroocdlnarlly
poor workman bo Is retained In service
until the age limit Is reached and the
salary list Is exchanged for the pen
Pnllke tho civil service In the United
States, there Is no strong partisanship.
Appointees hold their position no mat
ter which party may be In power.
The pay Is not largo, even In view of
the small cost of living In England.
Fifteen dollars Is about the limit of
weekly payment In the pofltofflce de
partment, though some of tho execu
tive positions pay as high as $2,000 a
year. The excise department Is a fa
vored branch, the pay starting at |2."h>
a year. This is raised by a yearly In
crease of $25 until the pay reaches
$400, and after a year I? Jumped to
$578. from thoro on the pay Jumps
rapidly to $1,230 yearly, and If tho of
ficer Is fortunate In at last arriving at
the dignity of collector he draws 14,000
Parliamentary clerkships run from !
$500 to $8,000 a year, and the navy de
partment will run a clerk up to $8,0<K)
If he reaches the Importance of fleet
In spite of the- small salaries the
places are eagerly sought, since it
means a life position, with a pension I
for one'ti declining years.
The Wn>- the Grent Itaiialnn Womnn
Spy minded the Xlhlllntn.
When the famous General Tre|>off
was only at tho beginning of his career
Vera Sossullteh WOS his Invaluable as
Trepoff was the detested enemy of
the nihilists, and he was very anxious
to obtain Inside Information as to their
doings and plans. Huddenly one day In
1878 he was fired at while driving
through the streets of St. Petersburg
by no other than Vera Rossulltch. Hho
was at once seized by the soldiery and
was charged with the attempted mur
der of Trepoff, being tried In the ordi
nary manner; but, to the amazement
of (he public, she was acquitted 1
On her release the nihilists gathered
about her, desiring to admit stich n
friend of the pooplo to their closest ac
quaintance. In this way she was ad
mitted to all their private circles and
was made oequnlnted with their se
crets. These she ot once communicat
ed to the Russian government. The
truth was that the whole business, In
cluding the ottetnpt on his life, was
faked by Trepoff himself, and It was
simply a clever ruso to get from the ni
hilists what could not be got In any
other way. Thereafter Vera Basstllltch
played the part of government spy on
I Innumerable occasions.
The Itesnlt of the Genlna of Bnrhnr*
I (tinnti of Snaony.
A little known exomple or Inventive
genius In woman Is that afforded by
Horbara T'ttmon of Bnxony and her
point lace so long In fashionable use all
over the world. She Invented the proc
ess and apparatus for manufacturing
this beautiful handiwork, which has
since given employment to millions of
operators and which, in Its line, has
never l>eon excelled. The apparatus
looks like a long pincushion bristling
with plus arranged to outline the pat
tern or design. The operator manages
from ten to fifty peculiar spools, allow
ing the thread to feed over the pins/al
ternately until the design is completed.
The spools or bobbins are purposely of
different colors, so as to be easily dis
tinguishable. The process Is slow and
difficult to learn. Miss Pitman found
ed schools where thousands learned It.
Rlnce her time, when Inventive ability
was rare even among men, her Ideas
have 1>een Incorporated In the construc
tion of machinery by which the lace Is
produced at wonderful lower rates, and
yet Harham Pitman's loco still sur
passes all. I/ondon Queen.
Too nich m Until.
When Oeneral Trepoff was chief of
police In Moscow, before the estab
lishment of the state Ibjuor monopoly!
he was told from the highest quarters
to suppress the orgies at popular re
sorts In tho town. A few days later
the police raided the principal restau
rants after midnight, and the next
morning (5enernl Trepoff asked of his
august master directions for the pros
ecution of one member of tho Imperial
family, two Judges of the high court, a
mayor and deputy mayor, several gen
erals and many women well known In
Moscow society, who, among others,
had been arrested In the raid. The
matter ended there.
Ham the Moat Leu?.
The little creature which bears the
distinction of owning more legs end
feet than any other known organized
being Is the mllleped, which literally
means "thousand footed." There ore
several Species of these curious worms,
all possessing the characteristic of hav
ing a many segmented body, sncll seg
ment provided with n pair of lcjjs. Un
like the centIpeds?"hundred footed"?
they are perfectly harmless.
One Thin* Cerltlfa?
"Of course, Jieat cause? metals to ex
pond. There's no doubt of that. Don't
you believe It ?"
"Well, nt any rate, I know that a
hot old time dootn't cause a five dollar
gold piece to expand to any great ex
?etttnar Hilf? Rifffct.
Husband W.U. r^ad.m, you've got
W. E. WASHINGTON,
For Corojnittee. 1
THE APPOINTING POWER.
A Morr of rrtildrnt Oramt 'nnH mm
General Grant's generosity to bit
foes, his many private and official kind
nesses to the widows and orphans of
Confederate soldiers, la an old tale,
but It beam repetition In the forui of
nil. Incident which Helen D. I/Ongstrcot
gives In "I.ee and Longstreet at High
Tho widow of a Confederate officer
applied to the postofllce department to
bo appointed iioatmlatrees In a small
southern town. As she heard nothing
of her application, abe went to Well
ington to press It. Hhc wan unablo to
move the authorltlea at the postofllce
department and was about to go homo
In despair when a friend suggested that
It might bo worth while for ber to see
With much effort ahe summoned
courage and appeared at the White
House. The president received her In
a moat friendly manner and after bear
ing her story took her application and
wroto a strong but brief Indorsement
on the back of It. She hurried In tri
umph to the postofllce department.
The official to whom sbe presented
tho application frowned and pondered
over It for Home time and then wrote
under tbe president's Indorsement,
"This being a fourth class office, the
prosldent does not have the appointing
The application wa% handed back to
her, and she went away In deep dis
tress and was again preparing to re
turn homo when another friend told
her by all means to take the paper back
to the president, so thnt be might see
how his Indorsement had been re
ceived. When the president rend It
ho wrote under the last indorsement, !
"While the president does not have the
appointing power In this office, he has
the appointment of the postmaster gen
eral," and, summoning his secretary,
President Grant directed him to ac
Company the lady to the department !
and In person deliver her application
to the postumster general.
Fhe received the commission before
she loft the office.
While walking with a lady, the gen- |
tleman should take the side next the
One salutation Is all that civility re
quires when passing a person moro
than once on a public promenade.
If the lady with whom you are walk
ing Is saluted by another gentleman,
acknowledge the aame by removing '
The gentleman should raise his hat
when ashing a lady's pardon for an In
advertence, whether she Is known to
Mm or not.
Should you desire to converse with
a lady you should happen to meet, do
not detain her, but turn aud walk hi
While walking with a lady In a !
crowded thoroughfare nnd ohliged to
proceed singly, the gentleman should
precede the lady.
When Golrlaoaltla Wrote,
An old volumo which an Atlanta
booklover prizes was found In an old
bookshop recently. It la "Tho History
of Rome," by Oliver Goldsmith. Gold
smlth's name takes one back to the lit
erary fellows of that day, tbe hack
work they did to keep life In them, for
when Goldsmith was at work writing
that history he was doing twenty dif
ferent things besides, little odds and
ends that brought money fer his dally
bread, with a scolding landlady laying
down the law to hliu, for It was the
time when tho great Dr. Johnson
"thought himself lucky when he could
dine lu a cellnr on sixpence worth of
tripe and a pennyworth of bread and
wlpo his Angers on tho back of a New
foundland dog after bis greasy meall"
And to think of the growling that Is
done by the little authors of the pres
ent day! -Atlanta <'oiiHtttutlon.
BACK GIVES OUT.
Plenty of Laurens Readers Have This ex*
You tax the kidneys?overwork them
They can't keep up trie 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 they 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 I 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 mo by mnking 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 store. 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-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New
York, sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name?Doan's ?and take
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
In Court of Common Pleas.
Enterprise Bank, Plaintiff, vs. A. R.
Sullivan, J. I). 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 tho highest bidder, at Lau
rens, C. H., on Salcsday 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 nnd being in the city of
Laurens and bounded on the North by
lands of Mary Y. (iarlington, on the
East by lot of D. P. Goggans, on the
South by Main Street and on the West
by lot of Mrs. Elolse Shell.
Terms of Sale: To the highest bid
der. One-half cash, balance to be paid
twelve months from dato of sale, the
credit portion to be paid twelve months
from date of sale, the credit portion to
be secured by bond and mortgage of
the purchaser over the said premises,
bearing legal interest from date, with
|eavc to purchaser to pay his entire bid
in cash. Purchaser to pay for papers,
if the terms of sale arc not complied
with, the land to be resold on same or
some subsequent Salesday on same
terms, at risk of former purchaser.
<?. c. p. & <;. s.
Sept. 4th '05-id.
Wo want every man and women In the
tliitte<i fitates Interested In th*> onre of
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. E. MINTER & BRO.
Reliable Clothing: and Shoe Store.
LAURBNS, S. C.
Every gcx.r feature common to other typewriters
BK is found on Tho F va, : shows improvement. I I
\ \ Placed on free tri il my when end second hand ?w
niachir.es Of other kinc i.i part payment. / /
%FOX TYPEWRITER co^#
For Sale by W. P. HUDQENS, Laurens, S. C. :
Set Our Stock
--?= OF -
New_ and Second
hand School Books see
our line, we have a large
stock this yeai',, here are
l^unds ?f 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,
Just Listen to This!
The bird says of all the paints I over
saw or used there is none so
good as the
for good looks and reasonable price.
Let me show you why. See
T. R. PITTS,
Coik tctiug Painter,
Clinton, S. C.
The lightest running
machine in the world.
Sewing Machine made.
The easiest to manage
and least liable to get
out 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,
I >oeS not oil the work.
The thread docs not
come in contact with
oiled parts, which is not
true of other machines.
Our salesman shall be pleased
to cdll and show yon more fully.
A postal card will bring him
with a machine to you at once,
Notice to Planters
At this season of the year all eyes ;irc 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 and
increase your Bank account, try these.
PRICES arc right for small
or large buyers at
We've a fascinating dis
play of Jewelry especi
ally for wearing with
Summer Waists and
Dresses. Among them
Pins, Buckles, Brooches,
Pin Sets and Pretty
of all sorts, and many of them
arc quite inexpensive as well as
beautiful. Besides these, we are
showing a variety of particularly
handsome patterns of Simmons
Kobs that are especially suited to
both Men's and Women's Sum
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice- In all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
N. B. Dial. a. U. Tonn.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise 11 ink and Todd Olllco Build
Laurkns, 8. 0.
For the c CH Per
Winter at %P*5.0U Ton.
This is the Famous
Regal Block Coal,
and we advise you
to buy before an ad
vance in price.
CLARY, ADAMS & CO.
Dr. H. T. Ball,
Will be in Office Every Day
Room No. 2 Cannon Building.
Fountain Inn, - - - S. C.
Are Wearing the
If you will give our Domes
tic Finish a fair and impar
tial trial you will never be
guilty of wearing anything
that looks like4 "gloss" again. ^
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ing Domestic and send it to
Laurens , ^