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LAURENS, S. C, March 7, 1906.
AS TO CLINKSCALES.
The Greenwood Journal mentions
Prof. John G. Clinkscales as a possibly
suitable man to be elected United States
Senator. We do not know Mr. Clink
scales, but we would inquire whether
or not he would, if elected, set himself
up as a boss and regard himself as the
one man privileged to dictate to South
Carolinians how they should sell * us
key. We should also like to k >w
whether or not Prof. Clinkscales \s
been an habitual traducer of otl r
men. Would he in a campaign so ii.
flame the people by demagogic and falsi
appeals that some of them would" pro
ceed to "howl down" his opponents?
We would inquire especially if this
gentleman has insinuated that men who
have accepted free passes on railroads
have been bamboozled and debauched,
and whether or not he has himself for a
long period of years ridden free on rail
ways in nearly all the Stat s in the Unit
ed States, and has saved for his own pock
ets thereby perhaps ten thousand or
more dollars in the aggregate? If so
we would vote against him, fearing
that if he should be elected he might be
placed in charge of a Railway Rate
bill ?and we are unable to place un
limited confidence in the ability of any
man to deal fairly between the people
and the railroads if he has received the
equivalent of many thousands of dollars
in gratuities or courtesies from the
Of course it is a matter of some im
portance whether or not Mr. Clinkscales]
is an interesting and powerful speaker,
but we would ask about his character
first. All that we have ever heard
about him is highly creditable to him.
COL. J. B. E. SLOAN.
Col. J. B. E. Sloan, who died in
Charleston some ten days ago, was in
command of the Fourth South Carolina
Regiment at First Manassas when that
body of troops won for itself and South
Carolina fame imperishable. Col. Sloan
was brave and high spirited, but of a i
modesty that prevented him from tak- ]
ing any public position except when
duty called, then the response was al
ways ready and the performance thor
He was a member ot the Pendleton
family of Sloans, but since the war had
lived in Charleston, where he was
prominent in business circles. Hun
dreds of men, especially young men and
old soldiers, of this Up-country will ever
have a grateful remembrance of the
generous hospitality of Col. Sloan.
No man who was honest was too poor
or humble to receive from this kindly
gentleman a hearty welcome.
Whatever differences long ago existed
between the "Up-Country" and "Low
Country" have in the past few years
rapidly faded, and Col. Sloan, repre
sentative of the highest type of Pied
mont citizenship, contributed substan
tially to the bringing about of this bet
Charleston has sent to Greenville and
Anderson and other of our northern
counties many excellent and worthy
men, but in this ever faithful South
Carolinian, in whose heart only the best
traditions and highest ideals of South
ern citizenship found lodgement, An
derson gave to Charleston one who
would have been a help and an honor to
A MONUMENT TO C0L. WILLIAMS.
We are convinced that our remarks
about the i). A. h. two weeks ago
were ill-advised and not justified. The
D. A. R. is doubtless an excellent so
ciety. We take it all back. There
must be excellent influences in a society
whose members write in the spirit of^
the correspondent who sent us the com
munication printed last veek.
Meanwhile we think that the South
Carolina heroes of the Revolution
should have monuments. Col. Williams,
who was killed at Kings Mountain, was
perhaps the most prominent officer of
the colony of South Carolina who lost
his life during the whole war, except
John Laurens. Although Laurens
County was not a municipal corporation
in those days, Col. Williams was a
Laurens man, and most of his descend
ants live in Laurens County. We think
he should have a monument in Laurens,
and we suggest, that Congressman
Johnson be requested to obtain an ap
propriation for such a monument.?
Congressman Johnson is an adept in
such matters. Meanwhile the i). A. R,
of Laurens might take this matter in
hand and begin to raise a fund. If one
or two thousand dollars can be obtained
by paivate subscription, it will be the
easier to obtain Congressional assist
ance. The Advertiser will contribute,
and will be glad to assist in any way.
The monument should be erected on
our public square, and the business men
of Laurens should bo glad to assist in
We are not inclined to believe that
Nelson W. Aldrich, Stephen B. Elkins,
J. B. Foraker, Murray Crane and John
Kean, Jr., Republicans and Senators
put B, R. Tillman in charge of the
Railway Rate bill because he is the
enemy of the President but because he
is already on record as a critic of the
Hepburn, bill and because they arc
friends of the railroads. A Railway
Rate bill will be passed possibly but the
railroads will not. suffer. They arc in
the hands of their friends.
If one member of Congress should
endanger his chances for reelection by
discussing the dispensary question, why
dhould not another?
DEATH OF AN AGED CITIZEN.
Mr. Elijah Watson, Father of Rev. E. C
Watson, Passes Away.
Mr. Elijah Watson died at his homo
in the Hobbyville section of Spartan
burg county, Tuesday night, Feb. 27th,
after an illness covering a period of
several weeks. He was 87 years old
and spent his long and useful life as a
farmor at Hobbyville, having been born
within three hundred yards of his late
Mr. Watson was a member of Cedar
Shoals Baptist Church at which place
the funeral services were held Thurs
day, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.
T. Taylor and Rev. L. C. Ezell of
The deceased is survived by bis wi
dow, two daughters, Mrs. R. C. I?ur
nett of Cross Anchor and Mrs. J. A.
Workman of Woodruff, and two sons,
Mr. Golden A. Watson of Hobbyville
and Rev. E. C. Watson of this city.
Starving to Death.
Because her stomach was so weak
ened by useless drugging that she
could not eat, Mrs. Mary 11. Walters,
of St. Clair St., Columbus, O., was
literally starving to death. She writes :
"My stomach was so weak from use
less drugs that I could not eat, and my
nerves so wrecked that I could not
sleep; and not before I was given up to
die was I induced to try Electric Bit
ters; with the wonderful results that
improvements began at once, and a
complete euro full owed." Best health
?"onie on earth. 50 cents. Guaranteed
i Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
D. ig Co.
Answer to The Advertiser's luquiry.
Mr. Editok: Allow me to suggest, in
reply to your inquiry about Mr. George
B. Cronier, of Newberry, that if you
will refer to his open 1 d or to Senator
Tillman, in The News and Courier,pub
lished early in September last, deplor
ing the Senator's threatened purpose to
revive the factional spirit which a de
cade ago rent asunder our people, and
pleading with him to desist, you will
have a fuller and more exact portrayal
of the man than it is possible for any
one else to give you. It is an expres
sion of and by himself. In it you will
see the courteous, refined Christian
gentleman; the enlightened, ardent pa
triot; the wise statesman, combining
all the elements of a typical South
Carolinian with a total absence of all
that is low and debasing in its tendency,
one of whom his State would justly be
proud. Mr. Cromer is no stranger
here, and our people anxiously await
the opportunity to declare him their
choice to fill the next vacant seat in the
Greenwood, S. C.
The Breath of Life.
It's a significant fact that the strong
est animal of its size, the gorilla, also
has the largest lungs. Powerful lungs
means powerful creatures. How to
keep the breathing organs right should
be man's chief est study. Like thou
sands of others, Mrs. Ora. A. Stephens,
of Port Williams, O., has learned how
to do this. She writes: ' Three bottles
of Dr. King's New Discovery stopped
my cough of two years and cured me of
wnat my friends thought consumption.
O, it's grand Tor throat and lung trou
bles. Guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co. Price 50
cents and $1.00. Trial bottle free.
Myrtle Camp W. 0. W.
The members of Myrtle Camp, No.
206, Woodmen of the World, together
with a number of invited guests, en
joyed a smoker which was given Friday
night at the hall of the lodge.
"A dose in time saves lives. Dr.
Wood's Norway Pine Syrup; nature's
remedy for coughs, colds, pulmonary
diseases of every sort.
You can always find here a complete
line of stove pipe in all sizes and made
of the best quality of sheet iron.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
What is Bromonia?
Read the following carefully:
If you have consumption or some
of the contagious forms of blood
poisoning wo cannot cure you. We
don't pretend to cure you. You need
the individual treatment of some
skilled specialist ; but if you are run
down in general health, if you have
dyspepsia, are subject to fainting
spells, a victim to insomnia, bilious
ness, kidney or liver trouble, catch
cold easily, if your system is in that
condition that you may become an
easy prey to the disease germs of
pneumonia, la grippe and the vari
ous epidemics, if you are bothered
with constant headache, loss of
memory, generally impaired vitality,
we can help you, and, if you follow
our directions, render you immune
against sickness. Most skin disease
can be cured by the use of "Bromo
"Bromonia" is to the human sys
tem what the scrubbing brush and
soap are to the dirty washbowl. It
aids Nature to resume normal ac
We don't ask you to invest a cent
until you have tried "Bromonia" at
our expense. A single bottle often
times works wonders. Cut out. the
Coupon at the bot tom of this column.
Write name and address plainly.
Be careful to address
The Bromonia Co.,
Free Bronnniia Coupon.
My disease is
If you think Bromonia is what
you need and do not care to send
coupon, you will find it at all
first-das.', druggists 25 and 50
cents the bottle.
8PECIAL SALE hy THE
LAURENS DRUG COMPANY,
Exclusive Wholesale Agents
for Laurens and vicinity.
Dealers elsowhore desiring agency
MURRAY DRUG COMPANY,
Columbia, S, C.
SPRING 19061 OPENING!
O. B. Simmons Co.
Friday, Saturday and Monday,
9th, 10th and I2th
?'The world do move" in wearing apparel as well as in all other departments of human endeavor. The ar
tisansof fashion have caught"the spirit of the age, "and the exquisiteness of this season's productions
in both weaves and designs seem to place us on the "hill top of noon day splendor." It does not
lie within our power to convey in this space any idea of the beauty of tne season's accom
, plishment, but if you will kindly visit our store on dates named above you may have the
pleasure of seeing a selection of the choicest materials from the markets of the world.
N SILK and WOOL
N SILK and COTTON
N ALL WOOL
N COTTON and LIN UN
In Printed Checks
IN ALL LINEN
N PLAIN COLORS
N CHANGEABLE EFFECT
In Medium Priced Goods
!n fact we will show almost everything- that is worth having in
Our Spring Display.
I Substantial Attractions I Monday, 10 a. HI.,
a tt? ? j.~ , -Ii ?..u i ui it*.,.,u..~;^~.?, ni^fu m w ' '
Friday we will sell 1 lot Embroidery Cloth,
1 lot 36-inch Linen Finished Suiting, i lot 45
inch Linnene, white?all at
10c. per yard.
Lot Dress and Shirting Calico
Lot Short-end Percales
36-inch English Long Cloth
45-inch Pillow Case Cotton
36-inch White Madras
We will put on sale the greatest bargain
lot of Brnbridery ever seen in Laur=
ens. Some of them 18 and 20
inches wide. These run 5
to 7 yards to the pieces,
and will be sold
while they last
SOc. the Yard.*
Come the first day. Come
every day. Watch US this
La u rens,
N. B.?Look out for our bills announcing4 Millinery Spring Op=
ening later. Mass Fretwell is now in the Millinery market select
ing the best to be had in Millinery for our big Spring stock in this
Mr. Brown earns nine dollars a
week; ho puts one dollar of this in
the bank. Do you know, bo .scarcely
misses that dollar? But be makes
tho deposit regularly each week,
and, with some delight, watches the
growth of this account. Tho hard
est part of anything is getting a
start, s) don't tl 'lay. We supply
you with the nejessury books,
blanks and information. Corns and
BOO 11 . about it. Your deposits draw
interest if made with
The J>[ink of Laurens.
Tii! Ii inM for Yojr Suvintis.
l?tt I , medium and heavy
for every kind of work
engines and boilers
ind sizes and lor every
class op service.
ask tor our ESTIMATE before
placing your 0rm2r,
nBES MACHINERY COMPANY
COI.UM MA, 0 C.
ft HTKm ',t'.." '?, ?? ~r:"'.v?v
? I ?gwsf? tau? ?'<?. - 0
?ho y?Ui Kind Yon II a Wv ? I
Business placed in
my hands will have
prompt and careful
J. J. ADAMS
Broker, Laurens, S. C.
Office over Knierprise Bank
o ? <e? sat x. yv.
?:Mra ib) ^ ? Kind i u li?w Always Bougir
r N. \ l,, KullroKl Co.
-v. \< ilulo ii ? iTeot Novoinbof 21st, '? )4
N .. 53 Nd. l!l No. S.-i
l'tuuMiiiKor Mixed ox? Freight ox
Dally CC|)i Sun- ci-pl Sun
i.V Columbia 11 111 a in ?'? l"> t> m 100 am
ir Nowbony 12 30 diu 7'?;, p m 3 45 am
ar (Minimi 122 l> in 8 16 |> in 5 26 a in
nr [rfitirons l 12 i> m 8 45 i> m hihi am
No. 63 No. 22 No. Kl
fiV Ijnnm :!ii! p m 7'Ml a in !"> ?O p m
at- Clinton 2 22 ji m 7 80 am 0 00 j? m
ar Nowbeiry 3 10 pm 8 36 n in 7 05 |i m
ar Columbia i 15 i> m 10 30 n in 016 v m
C. II. CASQUE. Atront.
Notice to Creditors!
All persons having claims against the
estate of N. E. By I'd, deceased, ai'O
hereby notified and required to present
them duly proven to Ferguson & I'Vath
erstonc, Attorneys, at their ofllcc ;it
baurens C, H., s. C., on or bcfor<
15th day of March, 1906, or l?e forever
Sam'i. ('. Byhu,
?3 ?k. O VS? ?O DHL X *Ok. .
Boaro tho y)lh6 Kind You Havo Always Bcdgln
'Pho man who "nn(s on tho pn-lnt" will toll you Unit
Mastic i >.;?.? fully made, thoroughly mixed, containing
only [>iu'o ingredients; that long lifo la assured any
bnildlnjj ;'r_Mfotod from sun, wind and wcathpr with
M ?stic Mixe*
Mnstlo i?. Int fl<. frooly from tho brush and produces
n beautiful fin! ih that rolaliis its high gloss find color,
res! tlngj tho action of tho elements In all < :
mate . I oosii*t peel, scale or chalk oft" when applied
according to directions. Maslic paint oaVCS repair bllls?
PEASLEE-OAULBERT CO., IINC,
V OR OA'..l UV
Dodson's Drug Store
Those Potatoes are Sweet Yams, and when cooked have a
nicer flavor than fresh ones. They can he cooked in
any way as any kind of sweet potatoes. If yon
eal oik- can yon will become a regular
3-Ib Can for 10c.
H Flour, Corn, Oats and Hay on hand all
i the time.
Watts Mills Store
Oh, I AiYl SO TIRED!*'
Is hoard daily from old and young, rich and poor. Did you ever atop and conside
the cause of this remark? Wo will venture to say nine cases out often are
caused by improj) sr digestion. This, or other symptoms of Indigestion such as
nervou! ness, nnn.s??u, heart-burn, sour stomacn, flatulency ana despondency,
should he a warning to you who are in danger of having indigestion, the great
est. < nemy <>f American health to-day, fasten its merciless fangs on your health.
Ucmcmh r, "A Stitch in time saves nine", and a bottle of the celebrated
Keitum . Sure Cure for Indigestion has saved untold misery to people in many
part of this broa I land, by curing them permanently of this miserable disease.
V, , not like the pepsin digestives that help for a time, but cures permanently
by causing the digestive organs to perform their functions. Nature being such
a great ructilic of its cad ills, with the assistance of this powerful medicine,
gives you :i healthy stomach and removes indigestion and its symptoms pcrma
nently Sold on a*$5.00 guarantee. 50 cents and $1.00 per bottle at
Laurens Drug Company.
;ain the sombre shades for winter wear must
give place to fabrics of ligher texture, with
tints of brighter hue, the first harbingers
of spring. We have opened this week
a full line of Silks, Wash Goods,
Laces and Embroideries, the
latest product of the
iace too limited lo arrange and classify the dif
ferent weaves, hoping to be favored with
your personal inspection of same.
G. Wilson & Co.
. JA-.. - TU7.aMjnil?i
Don't Let Your
^SBS AND MULES
Get Poor and Boney!
White's Purgative Medicine,
Tliis puts them in good or
der to get the full benefit of
White's Worm and Condition Powders
< < inue the Powders for eight days and you will bo
astonished at the results. Follow directions
on the packages.
White's Colic and Kidney Cure!
The Great Combination Kidney and Colic Remedy for Stock*
Directions on Package
White's mack Liniment!
The only absolutely perfectly balanced sub-cutaneous
counter irritant. Especially- recommended for
the human family. Fine for Stock also.
Give Each One a Bottle of
25 and 5o cents sizes.
Dodson's Drug Store.
8 Our Thanks!
We wish to thank our friends and customers
for the very liberal patronage which
the most successful sale we ever held..
Mrs. T. H. Nelson is now in the Northern
markets completing our purchases of Fashiona
i Millinery and Fine Dress Ooods and Trim
mings. We will show the most attractive lines
Uiis Spring we have ever carried. Watch our ads.
and come to see us.
Laurens, - . South Carolina.