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Entered at the pas'office at Laurens,
8. C, as second class mall matter.
LAURENS, S. C, Sept. 27, 1905.
According to the testimony John Mil
ler was guilty and the jury very prop
erly found him so. He attempted to
The Spartanburg dailies have opened
up a hot fight on the gamblers of that
city. In other towns the city autho '
ties are waging the crusade.
One of the witnesses on the side of
the defence declared with evident ear
nestness and sincerity that "the killing
of Abe McDaniel was a disgrace to
South Carolina." And so it was. But
South Carolina has done her best to
wipe the disgrace out. Has she done
Joshua W. Ashley, member of the
Legislature from Anderson County, in
a letter to the Anderson Daily Mail
discusses the recent killing of Jim
Moore and the subsequent "iynching"
of his slayer by a mob of white citizens
near Honea Path. He regrets that his
name has been used in connection* with
the affair but he frankly admits that
he stated on the streets of Honea Path
thje next day that the negro deserved
death at the hands of the mob, that
"they had done right." He says it was
all right and that any white man who
would interfere?try to prevent a lynch
ing in such a case as that, was on a
level with the negro. Who put Mr.
Ashley's mouth in the affair but him
self7 Well may The Mail "regret that
a member of the Legislature from An
derson county should have written such
THE .UNION COUNTY VOTE.
The tremendous majorities with which
Marion voted the dispensaries out of
the county have astonished the State,
especially when it is remembered that
Senator Tillman on the Saturday be
fore the election was held delivered an
uncommonly fervid speech in which he
resorted to all of the old-time tricks by
which he infuriated a large proportion
of the people in the early years of his
Nevertheless, Marion, one of the
strongest Tillmanite counties in the
State, voted the dispensaries away at
the rate of five to one, and three pre
cincts with a tota' of over 200 voters
gave not one if. favor of the grog shops.
Attention is called to the fact that
three months ago former Senator Mc
Laurin made a strong anti-Dispensary
speech in Marion, but it is not believed
that the vote is any indication of the
relative popularity in the county of
McLaurin and Tillman.
The people were overwhelmingly
against the whiskey business, and that
is the whole story.
LIFE INSURANCE CORRUPTION.
The revelations of the Armstrong
Legislative examination in New York
into the performances of the great life
insurance companies ought to be printed
in all the papers in the country, and
especially in the weekly papers in the
South. Of course it is impossible for
such a paper as The Advertiser to
give the proceedings in detail, but the
people of this State should be informed
that according to their own confession
the magnates of the New York Life
Company paid $50,000 last year to the
Republican campaign fund, and that
they paid in 1896 and 1900 equal sums
to bring about the defeat of the Demo
It seems to be well understood that
some companies have been making sub
scriptions to the Democratic campaign
funds as well and the protest is not be
cause the subscriptions were made \s<
the Republicans, but because they were
made to any political party.
To those of us in Laurens County
who have bought life insurance policies
and expected to get protection for
our wives and children it comes
with a shock that the money has in
part been stolen by the officials whom
we have trusted to be spent to promote
the political fortunes of the Rooscvelts
and the Roosevelt gang.
Of course the contributions to politi
cal parties, while they have been the
most impudent kinds of corruption in
dulged, have not necessarily been the
most dangerous and most important. It
seems that many sorts of questionable
devices have been utillized by the mag
nates through which some of them
have feathered their own nests. The
suggestion has been made that the
South Carolina policy holders of all
these big companies form state organ
izations with a view of obtaining some
voice in the management of their prop
erty, and if these associations should
be formed we hope that policy holders
in Laurens will co-operate in the effort.
Meanwhile, it is not to be understood
that all the life insurance companies
have been corrupted, and there are a
number of the smeller concerns which
are doubtless honest and safe as well.
Of course the big concerns are still
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 pamted my residence with
L. & M. It looks better than a great
many houses painted three years ago.
Sold by W. L. Boyd Laurens.
THE ABSORBIN? QUESTION.
Mr. W. T. Austin Believes Problbltioa |
the Proper Solution.
Editor Advertiser: I want to say
a few words on the all absorbing ques
tion of the dispensary. I am convinced
that the State rum mill must go, and
I think we ought to keep cool and try
and find the best solution of the pro
blem. I am surprised that any man
can say "he favors the dispensary as
the best solution of the liquor question.
It is so corrupt and corrupting that "he
that runneth may read." I believe
that prohibition is the only right solu
tion of the problem and I believe that
public sentiment is being educated to
that point and that a prohibition law
can be sustained in South Carolina.
Let the counties vote it out, and if any
county is not ready for prohibition and
will have liquor, let that county man
age its own dispensary. We can not
expect a prohibition law sustained to
that point where there will be no in
fraction of tho law and because this is
so men say "prohibition will not pro
hibit." I am surprised that men who
profess to be Christians will tamper
with a thing that is causing their
weaker brethren to fall, and many to
111 drunkard's graves. "If eating
cat will cause my brother to offend I
w I eat no meat while the world
S?. >e men are willing to retain the |
dispei ary because it brings money in
to the coffers of the town or to the
school fund. Does not all this money
come from the pockets of the people?
And if this rum mill temptation is re
moved will not the people have this
same money to run their town or
schools? God pity the children who
have to be educated with tainted
I think it would be better to add an
other 3 mills if necessary to run our
schools, also the i mill to enforce pro
hibition, if we can rid our county of
the awful curse of liquor.
A few words about our registration
law and I am done. I believe our reg
istration law is all right, and I believe
it ought to be enforced, but some politi
cians high in office have asserted time
and again that the law was not intended
to keep any white man from voting,
consequently many have been careless
about preserving their certificates. If
the law is enforced more rigidly when
an election is held under the Brice Bill
than at a general election there is sure
to be much friction. I think every true
and loyal citizen ought to be registered
and not disfranchise himself hy care
W. T. Austin,
Newberry Cotton Mill Situation,
Nbwberry, Sept. 22.?Rumors here
concerning the financial standing of the
Newberry Cotton Mill make it appear
that the mill has lost considerable
money, possibly as much as the sur
plus, which was? $177,000 but it can be
stated with absolute certainty that it
has not lost enough to affect either its
eificiency or its credit.
The plant is worth over $800,000,
though it is capitalized at only $400,000.
It is in splendid shape, financially and
otherwise, has first-class and up-to-date
machinery, is running on full time with
full force and is making money. The
stock has been selling at 125 for some
time and has only been slightly affected
by the rumors of loss.
No authoritative statement can be
had as yet except the absolute assur
ance that the mill has not been crippled
at all by any losses it may have sus
tained and that there has been no
moral wrong in its management.
' 'Now good digestion waits on appe
tite, and health on both."
If it docsen't, try Burdock Blood Bit
MARRIED IN NASHVILLE.
Popular Laurens Couple Gave Their
Friends Pleasant Surprise.
A telegram received in the city Fri
day morning by relatives of the bride
announced the marriage in Nashville
Tenn. Thursday evening of Miss Claudia
Crews and Mr. Samuel R. Todd, of this
city. Miss Crews went to Anderson
and Greenville last week to visit friends
and Mr. Todd disappeared from the
city on what has turned out to be a
most pleasant mission, a few days ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Todd are now in Nash
ville. This marriage unites two very
popular members of Laurens society.
The bride is a very beautiful daughter I
of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Crews, and a [
grand daughter of Col. T. B. Crews,
the veteran editor of the Laurcnsville
Herald. The groom is the only son of
the late Col. R. P. Todd and is very
prominently connected in upper Caro
The Laurens Roller Mill will shut
down grinding wheat after Oct. 2b, cx
bept in forty to fifty bushel lots. Please
order over phone and be sure you get
Laurens Roller Mill.
7?2t Laurens Roller MIll.
Notice is hereby given that the coun
ty Board of Commissioners of Laurent;
county is now open to bids for the man
agement of the county Poor House and
farm for the ensuing year on either of
the following plans:?
1st. For matron or manager to heve
charge of the Poor House on salary,
said manager to employ all help neces
sary for care of inmates out of said sal
ary: County to furnish necessary sup
?>hes and to have management of the
2nd. For a superintendent to have
charge of both Poor House and farm on
the above basis, county to furnish neces
sary farm labor.
3rd. Propositions will also be received
for contract under the present system
of management, viz: Contractor to
furnish all supplies etc."except clothing
nwdical attention and burial expenses,
and to have use of the farm for agri
cultural purposes, except land usually
reserved for county use, with such ad
ditional allowance per capita as may be
agreed upon. All bids to be accompan
ied.by a cash deposit of fifteen dollars
as a guarantee of good faith, bids to be
sealed and left with county clerk by
Monday the 2nd, day of October next.
Bidders must give their age and num
ber in family. Suitable bond required.
Right reserved to reject any or all bids.
H. B. Humbert,
Sup. L. C.
Sept. 18, 1005.
B?r? tu st 1 fc? Kind You Wm Always Bough
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Horse Sense Hints.
Don't leave me hitched in my stall
at night with a cob right where I must
lie down. I am tired and can't select
a smooth place.
Don't compel me to eat more salt
than I want by mixing it with my oats.
I know better than any other animal
how much I need.
Don't think because I go free under
the whip I don't get tired. You would
move up if under the whip.
Don't think because I am a horse that
v, eeda and briars won't hurt my hay.
Don't whip me when I get frightened
along the road, or I will expect it next
time and maybe make trouble.
Don't trot me up hill, for I have to
carry you and the buggy and myself
too. Try it. yourself sometime. Rvm
up hill with a big load.
Don't keep my stable very dark, for
when I go out into tho light my eyes
Don't say "whoa" unless you mean
Teach me to stop at the word. It
may check me if tho lines break, and
save a runaway and smash-up.
Don't ask me to back with blinds on.
I am afraid to.
Don't run me down a steep hill, for
if auything should give way I might
break your neck.
Don't put on my blind bridle so that
it irritates my eyea, or so leave my
forelock that it will be in my eyes.
Don't be careless of my harness as
to find a great sore on me before you
attend to it.
Don't forget the old book that is a
friend of all the oppressed, that say.
"A merciful man is merciful to his
Death of Mr. Arthur McQuown.
Mr. Arthur McQuown of Clinton, died
Saturday, September 23rd, and was
buried at Rocky Springs Church,
! After a brief service held in the
Church by Rev. J. B. Parrott, the fur
[ ther burial ceremonies were conducted
by the Odd Fellows, led by Noble Grand
McSwain and Chaplain Wright of Clin
ton Lodge. Several members of Cal
houn Lodge, this city, attended the
burial, together with a large concourse
of friends and relatives of the county.
The deceased was a son of Mr. E. Y.
McQuown and leaves a wife and two
WHY SO WEAK?
Kidney Troubles May be Sapping Your
Life Away?Laurens People Have
Learned This Fact.
When a healthy man or woman begins
to run down without apparant cause,
becomes weak, languid, depressed, suf
fers backache, headache, ditzy spells
?nd urinary disorders, look to the kid
neys for the cause of it all keep the
kidneys well and they will keep you
well. Doan's Kidney Pills cure aick
kidneys and keep them well. Here is
Laurens testimony to prove it.
W. C. Eichelberger, of the City Trans
fer Co. residing at 310 Chestnut street,
says: "I have used Doan's Kidney Pills
for backache and kidney complaint and
they benefited me greatly. My back
has caused me csnsiderable misery and
has given way with me several times,
compelling me to lay off work. A man
without a sound back is not much good
at my work aa it requires heavy lifting.
There was a dull heavy pain and weak
ness across my loins and whenever I
caught cold it caught me in my back
and knocked me out as effectively as
though I had been hit with a club. The
[secretions from the kidneys caused me
i great inconvenience by disturbing my
rest at night and irregular in appearance
and contained brick dust sediment. I
used numerous remedies nothing had
any good effect until I read about Doans
Kidney Pills in our papers and procured
a box at the Palmetto Drug Co. 's store
After using them the kidney secretions
cleared up and become natural and the
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts.
Foster-Milbum Co., Buffalo, New
York, sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name?Doan's?and take
for a change in this ad
next week. We will
have something im
portant to say.
Simpson, Cooper & Babbt
Attorneys at Law.
Will pructtce in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
N. B. Dial.. a. ?. Todd.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bunk and Todd Office Build
Lau r bn s , S. 0.
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DAiaii cob ""'mil, Iniidanum,
-T ? m a? ? effxlrof opium,co
Wfe ??IBS talneortt hiftkey.a
Ulli II book
r III 1WI tlcularson homo or
I BR 1VI sanatorium treat
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AND lt. M. W0OI.I.K*.
Take notice that on the 30th day of
September, 1906, I will render a final
account of my acta 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 indobted 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,
August 28th -td.
Read This Backward.
An exchange says that by commenc
ing at the end of the following para
graph and reading backwards, you will
not only enjoy a pleasant diversion, but
wtil a!so gain useful information.
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Terrible plagues, those itching, pes
tering diseases of the skin. Put an end
to misery. Doans Ointment cures. At
any drug store.
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State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OP 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
lie outcry to the highest bidder, at Lau
rens*, C. H., on Salesday in October!
next, being Monday the 2nd day of the
month, during the legal hours for such
sales, the following property, to wit:
All that lot, piece and 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 secured by bond and mortgage of
the purchaser over the said premises, 1
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.
JOHN F. BOLT,
C. C. C. P. & G. S.
Sept. 4th '05-td.
See Our Stock
For New and Second
hand School Books see
our line, we have a large i
stock this year, there are j
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 all business entrusted.
Office hours 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Office second floor Simmons' Block.
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Gins, Feeder?, Ccniersers, Etc.
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Agents for the Celebrated
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IT PAYS TO TRADE
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J. E. MINTER & BRO.'S
GRAND SHOWING OF
Our Stock is now at its zenith. Our shelves are loaded with
the best line of Merchandise we have ever shown.
We are proud of it, and we want to have the pleasure of show
ing you the many beautiful things we have and demonstrating to
you that we are giving the Greatest Values in Reliable Merchant
dise to be found in Laurens.
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Come See the New Fall Styles for
Men, Young Men and Boys
jy3 not delay coming here to see our magnificent display of Fall
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Fabric, pattern and coloring is in the collection. Besides,
you'll see the most stylish and most artistically tailored ready=to=
wear garments ever produced for the price. In men's suitings
GRAY is one of the most fashionable colors and Worsted the popu=
Men's Fall Sack Suits at $15.00
?in single and double-breasted styles of latest cut, are here in all the fash
ionable fabrics, In style, appearance, tailoring and quality of materials, these
suits are worth $20.00, and would be sold at that elsewhere; here only
In Young Men's Fall Sack Suits
?you will find both single and double-breasted, up-to-the minute in fashion, superbly tailored
and made of fine worsteds, cheviots and tweeds in the newest O ^?
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Fall Suits for Boys
?in a great assortment of styles and fabrics?something to suit the taste of every one and at
prices that will appeal to the economical parent. Come see
The Best $5.00 Suit for Boys
ever displayed in this town. These suits have silk stitched seams are reinforced at every point
and built to resist wear?suits that you cannot duplicate elsewhere under ?$6.50 to $7.50.
We are particularly proud of our Shoe Stock, for we believe nowhere can
you get such good values in solid and reliable Shoes as we are giving. Shoes are
higher, but we own our present stock at old prices, and are giving our customers
the benefit of it. It will be to your interest to see our line of Shoes before buying
your Fall bill.
We have increased our line of Dry Goods this season and are showing some
excellent values in this line. Just come and see what Bargains we can give you
in this Department.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
Reliable Clothing and Shoe Store.
LAURBNS, ?. O.