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MB. T. ROOSEVELT
TURNED ON LIGHT
la Nashville Speech the President Refers
to Wall Street Panic, and States
At Nashville last week during the
course of a speech delivered by Presi
dent Roosevelt he referred to the Wall
street stock market trouble in the fol
"There has been trouble in the stock
market-Ain the high financial world dur
ing the the past few months. The state
ment has been made frequently that
the policies for which I stand, legisla
tive and executive, are responsible for
that trouble. Now. gentlemen, these
policies of mine can be summed up in
one brief sentence. They represent
the effort to punish successful dis
honesty. I doubt if these policies have
had any material effect in bringing
about the present trouble, but if they
have it will not alter in the slightest
degree my determination that for the
remaining sixteen months of my term
these policies shall be persevered in un
"If, to arouse that type of civic man
hood in our nation it were necessary to
suffer any temporary commercial de
pression, I should consider the cost but
small. All we have done has been to
unearth the wrongdoing. It was not
tho fact that it was unearthed that did
tho damage, All I did was to turn on
the light. I am responsible for turn
ing on tho light, but I am not respon
sible for what the light Bhowed.
"No material well-being can save
this nation if it loses the life towards
higher things. I am well aware that
in any such movement as that in which
wo have engaged there are sincere men
who take advantage of the movement
to do away with the wrongs of wealth
?themselves inveigh against wealth.
"I will permit neither the demagogue
upon one side nor the reactionary on
the other to drive me away from the
course or policy which I regard most
vital for the well-being of this nation.
And the thing most important to re
member is that that policy has two
sides. It would, indeed, be an evil day
for this nation; it would, indeed, mean
the beginning of the end of our na
tion's greatness, if we ever permitted
in this republic to grow up a spirit
which would discriminate against the
honest man who achieves business suc
"There is nothing baser and meaner
than the hatred of the man who pros
pered honestly, simply because he has
prospered, and I challenge the spirit of
every good American when I say that
the honest railroad man, the honest
banker and the honest business man,
the man who makes a fortune because
his exceptional business ability enables
him to render exceptional service to
the community, I challenge the spirit
of every good American citizen when I
say he shall receive the amplest pro
tection and be safeguarded against all
"If ever there should be any tempo
rary gusts of popular feeling at de
mand what was wrong, what - un
righteous, then the true servt...t; w the
people, the man who truly serves the
interests ot the people, is the man who
disregards that temporary wish of the
people to do evil. No man will stand
more strongly than I will in the defense
of property, so long as it is honestly ac
quired and honestly used. I will stand
against the poor man if he does wrong,
just as I will stand against the rich
man if he doe3 wrong. I will stand
against crimes of brutal violence, just
as I stand against crimes of unscrupu
"A crime is a crime, and if .nakes
no difference whether the wrong is per
petrated by plutocracy or by a mob; by
a ^upitalist or by a wage-worker.
"There are certain gentlemen who
have affected to misunderstand my po
sition on that point, and to say that I
have talked against men of wealth as
such; that I have incited attacks upon
the class that owns great wealth. These
gentlemen are blind if they see the
facts in that light. I will protect
every way in my power honest prop
erty; I will protect the honest man of
wealth to the extent of my ability, and
in no way can I ultimately protect the
honest man of wealth so effectively as
by doing everything in my power to
bring to justice his dishonest brother
of wealth. It is a difficult matter to
punish the crimes of unscrupulous cun
ning committed by men of great wealth.
It is a difficult matter to punish as he
should be punished the man who, at the
head of a great business concern or at
the head of a great railroad, does
wrong to the whole body politic by
mismanagement of that policy. It is
difficult, because as yet we hardly have
the proper laws, and still more because
the people themselves, through their
representatives and personally, do not
yet fully realize how serious the crimes
are committed in this fashion.
"Remember this, that atonement in
this world is largely vicarious; that if
wo sit supine and let men of great
wealth set beforo the country as a
whole the standard of successful dis
honesty, so that young men are taught
to think of business trickery, of evasion
and violation of the law against stock
gambling and swindling as tho chief
roads to financial success; if we should
let such a state of affairs exist, not
only do we bring about a deterioration
of the public conscience as a whole, but
as sure as fate we ultimately invite ig
norant and vile reaction, which, in
trampling out the wrong, will trample
out each right at tho same time; which
in punishing tho wealthy wrongdoer
will inflict the punishment so brutally
and so unskilfully as to confound in it
many men who have done honestly and
"I want to see the process of gaining
wealth by successful dishonesty stopped
before it goes so far as so invito the
vory reaction of which I speak, and
the man of property, the man of great
means, will do well in turn, and in the
loftiest way, to back up a rational
movement for reform; a rational move
ment for such supervision and control
over tho use, over tho accumulation
and business use of these great for
tunes as will, if not eliminate, at least
minimize tho evil of which I complain.
Such a movemont aa that in which we
are now engaged is not in the lea*t un
dertaken with any vindictive purpose.
It is undertaken to cure evils and to
prevent their recurrence."
The County Treasurer's Books will
l<3 open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for Fis
[ cal Year, 1907, at the Treasurer's Office
from October 16th., to December 31st.,
Those who prefer to do bo can pay in
January, 1907, with one per cent addi
tional. Those who prefer paying in
February, 1908, can do so with two per
cent additional. Those who prefer to
pay in March, 1908, to the 16th., of
said month, can do so by paying seven
per cent additional. After said date
the Books will close.
All persons owning property* or pay
ing Taxes for others in more than one
Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each of the soveral Townships
in which they live. This is important
as additional cost and penalty may be
attached. Prompt attention will be
given to those who wish to pay their
Taxes through the mail by chock, mon
ey order, etc. Persons sending in lists
of names to be taken off are urged to
send thom early as the Treasurer is
very busy during the month of Decem
Tho Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax,.4i mills
County Ordinary,.3 mills
Special County,.li mills
Road Tax.2 mills
Survey of proposed County of
Total,. 14J mills
Fountain Inn "
Cross Hill "
Croas Hill Sinking fund,
Cross Hill Township High
School,. 0 3-4 mills
Mountville Special No. 16 2 1-2 mills
Hunter " No. 5 3 mills
Sullivan Township R. R.
All able bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 are liable to pay
?Poll Tax of $1.00, except old soldiers
who are exempt at 50 years.
Commutation Road Tax $1.00. in lieu'
of Road duty. Road Tax to be paid by
the 1st., day of March. 1908. Other:
Taxe? to bo paid at the time stated'
J. D. MOCK,
Oct. 9 1907?td.
Notice of Executor's Sale.
By virtue of the power and authority
vested in us by the last will and testa
ment of John R. Switzer, deceased. We,
the undersigned, as Executor and Exe
cutrix, will sell at public outcry, during
the legal hours of sale, to the highest
bidder, on Salesday, the 4th of Novem
ber. 1907, the following real estate:
''AH that tract, piece and parcel of
land lying, being and situate in the
count y of Laurens and State of South
Carolina, containing Two Hundred and |
Thirty-Six (236) acres, more or less,
and bounded on the north by lands of
IWalter Armstrong, on the east by lands
of W. H. Burdine, on the west by lands
of Z. N. Gray, and on the south b.
lands of Tom Armstrong."
(Terms of sale:?One-naif cash, the
balance on a credit of twelve months,
with interest at the rate of seven (7)
per cent, with leave to purchaser to
pay his entire bid in cash, tho credit
portion to be secured by bond and mort
fage of purchase on the premises sold,
urchaser to pay for papers. Failing
to comply with bid, the land will bo
sold on P'jmo or some subsequent Sales
? day. at risk of former purchaser.
Over habT of this tract is in a high
state cultivation, while the balance is
well timbered. A good portion of it is
in fine bottoms. It is well watered.
There is a nice dwelling and barn and
several good tenant houses, with wells
of splendid drinking water all situate
thereon, and is in one of the most de
sirable sections of Laurens county.
J. MELVIN SHELL,
Executor and Executrix.
October 7th, 1907.
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lot form. 85 MRU a box. Genuine morto by
, HoLUirras Dnuo Compart. Madison. Wls.
I S?LDEN NUGGETS FOR SALLOW PEOPLE
is one of woman's worst afflictions. It always leaves
you weaker, and is sure to shorten your life and make
your beauty fade. To stop pain take Wine of Cardul and
it will help to relieve your misery, regulate your func
tions, make you well, beautiful and strong. It is are
liable remedy for dragging down pains, backache, head
ache, nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, dizziness,
fainting spells, and similar troubles. A safe and efficient
medicine for all women's pains and sickness.
Mrs. J. L. Broadhead of Clanton, Ala. writes; "I have
used Cardui for my disease, which was one peculiar to
women, and it has completely cured me."
AT ALL DRUG STORES, IN $1.00 BOTTLES
WRITE US A LETTER
describing f ul'.y nil your symptoms
and we will send you Tree Advice
In plnln sealed envelope. Ladles'
Advisory Dept., The Chattanooga
Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Be Sure You See These
On next Thursday, Friday and Saturday we are going to offer some
Bargains in Silks that can't be matched in this city.
One yd. wide Black Taffeta only 89c yard.
One yd. wide Brown Taffeta oidy 89c yard.
One yd. wide Blue Taffeta only 89c yard.
All the Plaid vShirt Waist Silk, regular
75c the yard, only 59c yd.
All the Plaid Shirt Waist Silk, regular
50c the yard only 39c yd.
Th?Vis for Three Days Only
Now for these 3 days we are going to
give a nice, pair of Ladies' or Gentleman's
Hose with every pair of Shoes you buy
from $1.50Up, don't forget to call for them.
The Shoes are here cut wide open to see
that they arc leather.
The weather is very cool now you had
better get a pair of Blankets from 75c a
All Wool Red Flannel 25c yard
Saturday only, A. C. A. Bed Ticking
16c yd., and Ladies'Skirts only 50c.
The 5 and 10 cent Store is always full of Bargains, all you have to
do is just to come and see for yourself.
Yours to Please
J. L. HOPKINS.
Big Closing Out Sale
This Stock must be sold within 90 days
We are closing out the entire stock of mer
chandise of fir. Simon Diamond, consisting of
clothing, shoes, hats, trunks, etc. This stock must
be sold regardless of cost within the next 90 days
on account of the death of Mr. Simon Diamond.
Now is your opportunity to secure
Big Bargains. j
jj All Goods will be sold for Strictly Cash j
J. J. PLUSS, Executor. I
BUSINESS IS GOOD
How could it be otherwise? Qur assortments are extensive, our styles the beet, o?r prices the low_
est. Seasonable weather has created the demand for fall goods, and we hare the merchandise that is
wanted. The attractiveness of our offerings has been town news since our new fall stocks were opened,
and we intend to have this attractiveness continue. You can visit us every day in the year and always
find something new. We are specially talking now about the following lines which contain many values
that will do their own talking when you come to see them.
The well dressed man demands
distinction, fashion, fit, finish and
service in his clothes. For this rea
son so many men buy all their
clothing from "The Reliable Store,"
where they are sure of getting these
qualities. The latest styles and
whims are here as also the more
staid and steady models, but in
every suit quality is what counts
and it is quality we offer.
Don't fail to see our new Mich
aels-Stern Suits. There is always
something "different" about these
suits that distinguishes them from
ordinary ready made clothing.
Prices, $15 to $25. An excellent
line of men's suits at $10 and $12.50.
Boys' very serviceable Suits $2.50,
$3.50 and $5.00.
Ready Made Skirts
The pleased expression that spreads
over the face of every lidy when she sees
these handsome garments is indeeed grati
fying. It is a splendid line of the season's
latest models in all popular shades of
Voiles, Panamas and Broadcloths. Sty
lish fitting garments reasonably priced at
5.00, 6.50 and $7.60.
FANCY SILKS for Tfaists in satin,
persian and printed warp effects, excep
tional values at 50?, 75c and $1.00 yard.
TAFFETA SILKS* "Judge a silk
store by its Taffetas," says an expert. We
are willing to be judged by ours. Guar
anteed Taffeta Silks of excellent quality in
Brown, Black, Navy and Garnet, $1.00
and $1.25 yard.
An inspection of our Guaran
teed Silk Petticoats will show you a
line of goods tailored in the best
manner and made to fit perfectly
and give satisfactory wear. A
number with full shirred sectional
flounce and others with accordion
plaited flounce. Priced veryjow.&t
The satisfaction one gets from Shoes that fit
comfortably and give good service is worth more
than anything else. Our shoes must be giving
satisfaction or people wouldn't be coming back.
It is the old story of giving people their money's
worth, and quality that is better than they can get
at any other stores. Shoes to be comfortable, must
fit so perfectly that one is never reminded by an
ache or pinch of theirj^rpsagss-^j-* i'0 -&'ive jjggfc
service, they MjlgHSenrnde of the best materials in
the bestmffuner, These are the characteristics of
I oiu^I-Kk-s. Some other time we'll tell you about
' \JMq styles, and as for prices, well, you know they
arc always lowest at M inter's.
Men's Shoes #1.50 to $6.00
Ladies' Shoes #1.25 to $4.00
Timely Displays of Dress Goods.
The showing of dress materials is right up to the mark of quality, style and price. The latest popu
lar weaves in many attractive shades, plaids, checks and stripes are represented. Buying as we do in
large quantities, we are able to get lower prices than other stores, consequently, we sell the same goods
for less money than you pay anywhere else.
BROADCLOTHS are all the rage this season. The variety of plain colors and black that we show
enables us to please every taste. Big values at $1.00 per yard.
FANCY SUITING in many most inviting plaids, stripes and pin dots. Superior qualities at 50c, 75c
and $1.00 yard.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
The Reliable Store.
BUSY DAYS AT
These are very busy days at The Hub. Busy in every department every day. The reason is not far
to seek. Thrifty people buy where money has the greatest purchasing power, provided the goods are
satisfactory. Our reputation guarantees the quality. Our prices speak for themselves.
54-inch wide Broad Cloth, Black and
Colors ... #1.00
50-inch wide, Ladies Cloth, Black,
Navy and Brown - - 60c
52-inch wide, Sicilians, nothing bet
ter for ski: is - - 50c
36-inch wide, Henrietta, Black and
Colors - - - - 25c
Double width Dress Goods,
i2,]/z and 15c
Is ri#ht up?to=date. The
Season's latest showing
in both Ready - to = wear
and Made-to-order Hats.
Prices to suit.
Underwear and Hosiery
Ladies Heavy Fleeced Vests and
Pants - - 25c and 50c
Ladies Heavy Fleeced Union Suits 50c
Misses Heavy Fleeced Union Suits 25c
Extra Heavy Ribbed Hose - 15c
Boys' Bicycle Hose - - 25c
Come and see us. Prompt and courteous attention whether you buy or not.
Laurens, S. Carolina.