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LAURENS, S. C, April 25, 1906.
IT INSPIRES CONFIDENCE.
The card of Mr. N. B. Dial, the new
president of the Laurens Cotton Mills,
printed in TliE ADVERTISER last week,
was in excellent taste and, we are
sure, was read with pleasure by the
citizens of the town and county and by
the stock-holders in this greatest of
Laurens' industrial enterprises. Presi
dent Dial very truly says that the com
muunity can be of great service to the
mill and the mill to the community.?
The stockholders of course expect the
mill to be managed in their interests
and the reassurance they receive from
the new president, in view of the re
cent contest, is not out of place. The
new management is strengthened
greatly in public confidence by these
Two of President Dial's statements
are of especial pertinence and import
ance. The first is "That no radical
changes will be made." Besides imply
ing as it does an endorsement in gen
eral of the preceding management, (for
otherwise radical changes would nat
urally follow) it will be interpreted by
some as a personal guaranty on the
part of the new management that the
cancellation of the contract with the
firm of Stevens & Company docs not
mean that the mill will pay a highej
rate of commissions. A change from
two per cent back to four and three per
cent would be a "most radical change"
and one that would alarm the stock
holders,?in fact a more radical change
in the mill's policy at this time could
not be imagined. Moreover, it would
be a radical change if the mill were
prevented from selling goods in future
independently of any agent.
Of still greater importance and value
is President Dial's statement that it is
his own and Mr. Montgomery's wish
that their friends and the public feel
at liberty to call on them and ask for
any information they desire. The
stock-holders are the owners of this
property and the small stock-holder,
though he must not expect to manage
the mill in opposition to the wishes of
the larger owners, is entitled in law
and in morals to know fully how it is
managed. Membership in a corporation
implies the right to full information
about all its affairs. Armed with Mr.
Dial's card a minority stock-holder may
confidently expect at the stock-holders
meeting and at other times to obtain
from the persons in charge of this
property any information about it
which affects his interests. If then
he thinks his legal rights are in any
way disregarded or contravented, the
courts arc open to him for the test.
Mr. Dial has said for himself and Mr.
Montgomery all that could be wished by
the most exacting of the stock-holders
and it seems to us that the promises
held out while no more than fair and
just are yet very generous.
OUR BIENNIAL APPEAL.
The time has come for The Advkr
tiskr to make its biennial appeal to the
Democrats to elect the very best men
in the county to the general assembly.
Of course we are not reflecting on the
gentlemen who are now members of
the two legislative bodies and this edi
torial has no personal bearing. We
merely wish to say and to say it with
all the earnestness that we can summon
that the best men in Laurens county,
the best in character, in brains, in com
mon sense, in business judgment, in
learning, in power to speak and in skill
to lead are none too good to represent
this county and keep it at the head of
all the other communities and counties
in South Carolina. We should have
men in the legislature who would com
mand the attention of the whole State,
whose word in the committee room
should sway the judgments of the most
sagacious of other counties and whose
characters would bo standards of pro
priety and patriotism. We should elect
such men and we should rcelect them.
Have we a man in public life today
equal in ability and influence to Col.
James H. Irby? Have we a lawyer of
the keenness and intelligence and train
ing of Mr. Charles P. Sullivan? Have
we a speaker whose voice rang with the
silvery clearness ot Col. William D.
Simpson when he defended with the
logic that marked the statesman meas
ures which contributed to the lifting of
the people to higher levels of morality
One hundred years ago Laurens gave
to South Carolina a United States sena
tor, James O. Hunter. In later years
she was represented by ('apt. Robert
Cuningham, who still lives in the annals
of the state as an ideal planter and gen
tleman and a fit pattern for young
men aspiring to lead honorable lives.
Francis H. Eimore, the greatest banker
and financier that South Carolina has
ever had, whose reputation for high
business methods was national and who
was chosen to succeed Mr. Calhoun in
the United States Senate, was a native
of Laurens, though he spent his life
Are we contributing to the state men
of this character now? If not, why
not? Are our able and good men doing
their duty, a duty which they cannot
escape, by offering for office and are our
intelligent voters, putting aside all sel
fish prejudices nnd turning deaf ears to
the harangues of demigogi.es, helping
to place at the front such men?
Prate of measures as much as we
may, men arc the first consideration
where the men are known well, as they
must be known in small communities.
If the late Judge Simpson were alive
today and a candidate we would advise
our people to support him regardless of
his platform in preference to the aver
age candidate for the legislafjre on
the beat platform ever written
$ WISE AND OTHERWISE. |
"What passed between yourself and
the complainant?" inquired the magis
trate in a county court. "I think, sor,"
replied the worthy Mr. O'Brien, "a
half-dozen bricks and a lump of paving
atone." In "Irish Life and Humour,"
Mr. William Harvey gives another an
ecdote of the Irishman's readiness in
the court of law.
"Now, Pat," said a magistrate to an
old offender "what brought you here
"Two policemin, sor," was the la
"Drunk, I suppose?" queried the
"Yes, sor," said Pat, "both av thim."
Among the curiosities of the late
Doctor Evans, the American dentist of
Paris, was a letter written to him long
ago, when bo began his career in Amer
ica. The letter was from a young farm
er of Vermont who wanted a set of ar
"My mouth," the young man wrote,
is three inches acrost, live-eights inches
threw the jaw. Some hummocky on
the edge. Shaped like a hoss shew, toe
forward. If you wannt me to be more
pertickler I shall have to come thai*. " ?
New York Tribune.
"Walter, you may finish this piece of
pie, if you v.ant it." said mother, "it
isn't enough to save."
"Mother," said Walter, when he had :
finished it, "a boy in the family comes ;
in very handy when there is a little bit
over, doesn't it?"
An Irish dairyman, accused of adding !
water to his milk, vehemently denied
the clu rge. It turned out that he had
spoken the truth. He always put the
water in first, and added the milk to
Dinger From The Plague.
There's grave danger from the plague
of Coughs and Colds that are so preva
lent, unless you take Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds. Mrs. Geo. Walls, of Forest City,
Me., writes: "It's a Godsend to people
living in climates where coughs and
colds prevail. I find it quickly ends
them. It prevents Pneumonia, cures
LaGrippe, gives wonderful relief in As
thma and Hay Fever, and makes weak
lungs strong enough to ward off Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds". 50c and
$1.00. Guaraateed by Laurens Drug
Co., and Palmetto Drug Co., Trial bottle
A Tribuic to Two Comrades.
At the recent annual reunion of the
"Briars," survivors of Co. G., 3rd
Regiment, the following resolutions on
the death of two comrades, who passed
away during the past year wore adopted:
Whereas, since our last annual roll-'
call Allen Barksdale and John D. Power
have been transferred from our ranks
to the Eternal Camping ground re
served for the brave and true of all the
Resolved 1. That by the death of
these dear comrades we have lost two
from our attenuated lines who were of
that original hand of eighty-nine men j
and boys known as the "Briars" that
responded to the first call to arms upon
the disruption of the Union, and up n
the fall of Fort Sumter went to Vir- ,
ginia among the first troops that formed
a part of the Army of General Beaure
gard, then called the Army of the Po
tomac, afterwards called and to be
known in history for all time as the far
famed Army of Northern Virginia.
2. That as members of a command
that perhaps had no superior in any
body of troops of like numbers in that
incomparable infantry that fought un
der Beauregard, Johnston, Lee, Long
street, these conrades were ever brave,
faithful and true, whether it was in the
arduous duties of the camp, march, or
bivouac, or when the hour came for
them to t hrust themselves in the deadly
breach. And upon tho return of peace,
as Christian, patriotic citizens in the
home, the Church and the State de
meaned themselves as worthy sons of
South Carolina, as soldiers and as citi
zens?men whose loss is sorely felt,
whose places cannot be easily filled, and
whose fall would be a loss to any com
munity at any time.
8. Struggling to yield with fortitude
and resignation becoming loyal and
Christian soldiers to the hand of God,
which although it scemeth heavy, is
never laid upon us save in mercy, we
would fain extend to the sorely stricken
families of these dear comrades our sin
cerest sympathy, and prayerfully com
mend each and all of thern to the
mercy and goodness of God.
4. That a copy of these resolutions be
forwarded to the families of our com
rades, and that the county papers be
asked to publish them.
DISTRICT SUMMER SCHOOL.
Faculty of the Greenwood School for
Greenwood, April, 24.- The summer
school for the teachers of Abbeville,
Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry and
Saluda counties will be held this year
at Lander College in Greenwood. A
faculty of eight experienced instruct
ors, under the leadersnip of W. H.
Hand, now superintendent of tho city
schools of Chester, and recently elected
assitant professor of pedagogy in the
University of South Carolina, has been
elected. The following is a list of the
W. H. Hand, University of South
Carolina, superintendent and instructor
of pedagogy; E. L. Hughes, superin
tendent of Greenville city schools, illus
trative geography; b. E. Geor, Furman
University, English; A. Mason Dupre,
headmaster of V/offord College Fitting
fichool, mathmatics; W. E. BlaH;, Sa
luda city schools, physical geography
and physiology; IL B. Dominick, Foun
tain Inn public schools, history and
civics; Miss Hattie Goldsmith, Green
ville city schools, primary methods;
Miss Mary McGhee, Lake Forest, Illi
nois, city schools, sight singing and
The sessions will be held in the Lan
der College building where there are
excellent equipments, lecture rooms,
library and an auditorium seating 1,000
people. Accommodations for 115
boarders can be had in the college, and
arrangements have been made for
board in private families nearby.
tribute of Respect of S. R. Moore.
Whereas, the Great and Supreme
Ruler of the Universe has in his infinite
wisdom, removed from among us one
of our worthy and esteemed brothers,
Samuel r. Moore; and.
Whereas, the long and intimate rela
tions held with him in the faithful dis
charge of his duties in the Junior Order
at Enoree, S. C., makes it eminently
befitting that we record our apprecia
tion of him. Brother Moore was born
Jan. 12th, 1809; Died. March 13th 1906.
Was made a Junior Order United Amer
ean Mechanic Oet. 14, 1897. Served as
Councilor two terms. Represented his
Council in the State Council the year
1903, and acted as R. S. for five years.
Therefore, Be it
Resolved 1. That the wisdom and
ability which he lias exercised in tho
aid of our organization, by service, con
tribution ana Counsel, will be held in
2. That the sudden removal of such a
life from among our midst leaves a va
cancy and a shadow that will be deeply
realized by all tho members and friends
of the Order, and will prove a serious
loss to the community and public.
3. That with deep sympathy with
the bereaved relations of the deceased
wo express our hope that even so great
a loss to us may be overruled for good
by Him who doeth all things well.
4. That a copy of these resolutions
be spread upon the records of this Or
der, a copy printed in the local papers,
and a copy forwarded the bereaved
W. M. Higgins, R. S.
Or. J. W. Allen,
R. 15. Cotheran,
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of County Treasurer,
subject to the result of the Democratic
Primal y election.
Ross D. Young.
At the solicitation of friends I hereby
announce myself as a candidate for the
cilice of County Treasurer, subject to
i he result of the Democratic Primary.
J. 1). Mock.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of Treasurer Laurens
County ami pledge myself to abide the
result of tho Democratic Primary.
Walter A. Baldwin.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date lor the office of County Super
visor for Laurens County and pledge
myself to abide the result of the Demo
J. B. Cosby.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for re-cicction to the offico of Coun
ty Supervisor- subject to the rule of the
H. B. Humbert.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of Supervisor of
Laurens County, subject to the action
of the Democratic Primary election.
Jas. M. SumEREL.
I respectfully announce myself a
candidate for re-election '.o the ollicc of
County Auditor, subject to the rules of
the Democratic primary.
C. A. Power.
FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for reelection to the office of I
County Superintendent of Education of j
Laurens County, ami pledge myself to
abide the result of the Democratic
R. W. Kami.
JUDGE OF PROBATE.
I hereby announce myself for re-elec
tion to the' office of JuugC of Probate,
subjec t to the result of the Democratic
(). G. Thompson.
'lake notice that on the 30th day of
April, 1906, 1 will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Admin
istrator (!e bonisnon of the estate of J.
H. Phinnov, deceased, in the offico of
the Judge of Probate of Laurens
County at II o'clock A. M., and on the
same day will apply for a (lnal dis
charge from my trust as Administrator.
Ail persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
' mcnt by said date, and all persons nav
ing demands against said estate will
present them on or before said date
duly proven or be forever barred.
GEORGE A. Co I'LL AND,
Administrator de bonis non
March 28 1 rn.
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." 1! mv ?., U, Olike 104M. Pryor Street.
Side and Back
are still in the height of fashion, and
will also be worn this spring and
summer. Wo have tho latest
styles of fancy Combs from
$1.25 to $7.00
per set of three. Also the newest de
signs in Bracelets, Hat Pins, CulT
Pins, Fobs and Crosses.
Give Us a Call Before
Business placed in
my hands will have
prompt and careful
.1. J. ADAMS
Broker, Laurens, S. C.
Office over Enterprise Bank
Gray Court, S. C.
I want immediate* purchasers for the
202 acres near Mt. Olive church,
Waterloo township, well improved.
3 acre lot, 7 room house good out
builbings, well in yard in town, of Gray
House nnd lot, two acres land, 5
room building, good barn in town of
Gray Court $2,100.
400 acres at Madden Station, good
dwelling and out buildings and other
improvements. Price $25.00 per acre.
G2 acres near Dial's church, well im
proved. Price $25.00 per acre.
400 acres in one mile of Madden Sta
tion, good improvements. Price $12.50
One house and lot in city of Laurens,
between Laurens hotel and Merchants
and Faamers Bonded Warehouse. Price
Five lots in town of New Cordcll,
Washita county, Oklahoma Territory,
lots Nos. 4, 5, (>, 1), 10, block 12. Price
for nil five lots $1500.00 cash.
212 acres located on Jimmie creek,
Spa tanburg county, with good dwelling
and one tenant house, price $1,250.
100 acres five miles north of Laurens,
with dwelling and three tenant houses,
price $25 per acre.
440 acres, with 8-room dwelling, 5
tenant houses, up-to-date farm, fine
bottoms and timbered land; located two
miles from Lanford; $40 an acre, easy
20 acres of land, wheat aud corn mill,
gin house and saw mill complete; located
in Greenville county and known as the
old Nash Mill. Bargain at $1,500.
00 acres near Dials church, dwelling
and outbuildings, $1,050.
5- room cottage and two-acre lot on
Garlington street, city of Laurens,
6- room house and 3-4-ucro lot, good
outbuildings, Main street, town of Clin
52 acres in town of Lenftir, Culbert
county, N. C, $500.
5-room house and 3 1-2-aare lot, Sloan
I street, town of Clinton, $1,200.
178 acres, near Mt. Olive church, two
good dwellings, fine farm land, $10 per
Two lots, 1 1-8 acres each, town of
Fountain Inn, $250 per lot.
j 0-room residence and 4 1-2 acre lot,
fronting Sawmill street, town of Wood
112 acres and dwelling, on Reedy
River, cheap at $12.50 per acre.
178 acres, 7-room dwelling, mineral
spring, one mile from Ora, $5,000.
11-room residence, with waterworks,
fronting on North Harper street, $3,500.
225 acres, 7-room dwelling, 4 tenant
bouses, near Durbin Creek church, $30
10-room house with four halls, hath
rooms, city water and lights, also good
well water and servant house, in city of
Granite store building in town of Mil
8-aere lot, store room and dwelling,
on Sloan street, town of Clinton, $3,000.
2 1-4-acre lot on Sullivan street, in
town of Laurens, $337.5o, cash.
17 1-2 acres on Beaverdam creek, 1-2
mile from Lanford, wheat and corn mill
in perfect order, survey made for yarn
mill, bargain at $1,500.
?** If you have any property you wish to
sell I will be glad to handle it for you.
If you mean business, list it with me.
Two acres specially suitable for build
ing lots, Fast Main Street, City of
Laurens - $1,500.
40 acres, Fast Main Street, town of
424 acres, 7-room dwelling, store
house; and postoflice, at Hobbyville,
Spartanburg county - $20.00 per acre.
1-acre lot, 8-room bouse, reception
hall, bath room, in town of Woodruff
500 acres with splendid improvements
and brickyard on place, 4 miles of town
of Abbeville $10,000.
73 acres, 9-room dwelling, good out
buildings, town of Woodruff?6,000.
1 1-2 acre lot, 7-room residence, hand
some barn, in town of Fountain Inn
502 acres, beautiful dwelling, 8 tenant
houses, up-to-date farm; improvements,
including 20 acres of land, located in
town of Woodruff- $25 per acre.
4 1-2 acres, nice residence, in town of
Fountain Inn $2,500.
1 10 acres, with improvements, 1 mile
of Woodruir $8,600.
House and 4-acre lot in town of Foun
tain Inn ?$1,(?00.
7-room house and half-acre lot in City
of Laurens ?$825.
12 L2 acres in town of Fountain
2 acres and nice cottage in town of
5-room cottage in City of Laurens?
Can lot ate two practicing physicians
in very attractive localities.
J. N. LEAK,
REAL KSTATF DEALER,
Gray Court, S. C.
The best of Lawn GraBscs fo?
the South; specially prepared
to withstand our H?mmels
and to give a nice green i>ward
tho year round.
Special Lawn Circular telling
how to prepare and care for
lawhB, mailed free on request.
for superior Vegetables
Our Descriptive Catalogue tells
you bow and when to plant for
beat success. Mailed free. Write
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IT ?OES THE WORK !
Boyd's Cough and
Read what Mr. Bolt says of it:
Laurens, S. C.,
March 0, 190G.
Mr. S. S. Boyd,
Laurens, S. C.
Dear Sir:--1 have been trou
bled with lung trouble for ten
years, and with catarrh for about
fifteen years. I have taken two
bottles of your Cough and Cold
Mixture, and I now seem to be
perfectly well, and I recommend
it to all who may be so unfortu
nate as to Buffer from these
(Signed) J. M. Bolt,
Laurens, S. C.
Sure Cure for Coughs and Colds.
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What is Bromonia?
Read the following carefully:
If you have consumption or some
of the contagious forms of blood
poisoning we 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 iusomni i, 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
I ous epidemics, if you are bothered
I with constant headache, loss of
memory, generally impaired vitality,
I 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 bottom of this column.
Write name and address plainly.
Be careful to address
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. Free Bromonia 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-class druggists 25 and 50
cents the bottle.
SPECIAL SALE BY THE
LAURENS DRUG COMPANY,
Exclusive Wholesale Agent;,
for Laurens and vicinity.
Dealers elsewhere desiring agency
MURRAY DRUG COMPANY,
Columbia, S. C.
Nitrate of Soda
For Top Dressing.
Lodges and Other
find our savings hank well adapted to their needs.
They appreciate the convenience afforded;
they also appreciate the income derived
in the way of interest on their de
posits. Small savings accounts
are cordially welcomed.
Four per cent, and Absolute Safely
is better than a much higher rate with the ele
ment of risk added.
TUB BANK OF LAURBNS.
The Hank for Savings.
O. B. Simmons, . W. P. Caink,
The man who "puls on Uio paint" will tell you that.
Mastic is carefully raado, thoroughly mixed, containing
only pure ingredients; that lung )if< is assured any
building protected from 8Uu,j| wind and weather with 1
" Tim Kind Thai Lamta"
Maslic paint flows freely from'tho brush and produces
a beautiful finish that rotalnS its high glotlS and color,
resisting (ho action of tbo elements in all cli
mates. Doesn't pool, scale ?l* ( balk oft when applied
according to directions. Mastic, ?mint saves repair bills.
MannCacturo by .
FOR BALE BV
Dodson's Drug Store
These Potatoes are Sweet Yams, and when cooked have a
nicer flavor than fresh ones. They can be cooked in
any way as any kind of sweet potatoes. If yon
cat one can yon will become a regular
3-lb Can for 10c.
X Flour, Corn, Oats and Hay on hand all
S the time.
Watts Mills Store
keep & shoe store?
anybody can sell shoes?but oars
is the only store about here that
can sell you shoes that boar tho
? Good" sign
and have tho patented "Urfit"
fitting feature that prevent*
sides swelling and heel slip
ping?and preserves tho shape,
style and poise as long as tho
shoes are worn.
We know those shoes to be
of superior quality throughout,
and therefore recommend them.
R. E. COPELAND'S
Shoes, Hats and Furnishings
Customers' Shoes Shined Frkk. Tin- Onk-Prick STORE.
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