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LAURENS, S. C, MAY 13, 1908.
"Water swells wood," says an ex
change. That accounts for so many
big blockheads at large these days.
There is a man in Maine ninety-two
years old who has never tasted whiskey;
then the old fellow has something yet
to live ft
The oth ly a man dislocated bis
neck trying ?.o kiss a girl under a Merry
Widow hat. Moral: Girls, don't wear
, The Advertiser is in receipt of the
new Furman catalogue. Mechanically
it is an excellent piece of work and in
subject matter it reveals the high stan
dard and fine condition of the Baptist
Rev. Madison C. Peters was scheduled
to deliver an address at a banquet of
the "Social Equality Club" in New
York last week, but on seeing the
number of beautiful white women
seated side by side with negroes was
so disgusted that he flew the coop. By
the way the Rev. Mr. Peters is the
very man who once said a man would
go to hell for a woman. Guess he
thought the other night that the women
had gone to hell for men.
Laurens is an excellent distributing
point for dispensary booze. At about
two o'clock one may see the thirsty trav
elers making their way hurriedly to the
whiskey shop; the trains are here just
long enough to allow them to get there
and hack. And they come and go in
Cantzler, of Tirzah, and Bryan, of
Nebraska, have not organized a society
of Also-Rans. The report is maliciously
Says the esteemed Columbia State of
"The 1 .aureus Advertiser wishes to
know when The State undertook to
voice the sentiment "of rural South
Carolina?" That does not seem to be
near so important as the fact that The
State does so voice that sentiment, as
the esteemed Advertiser will ascertain,
so far as its own county is concerned,
by referring to the resolutions instruct
ing the Laurens delegation to the State
convention, adopted last Monday."
The foregoing admits a change of
heart on the part of our worthy friend,
at which we rejoice. It has ceased its
antagonism to the farmers and is now
alligned With their interests. We wel
come The State into our ranks.
But we are still interested to know
when and why The State has forsaken
its old ground and now taken up the
The Anderson Daily Mail has the
"Some exchange possibly the News
and Courier?has remarked that if, two
years ?rom now, Hon. C. C. Feather
stone eta the support of all the news
pape that have been applauding him
for w thdrawing from the gubernatorial
race this year, he will be elected. Well,
in order to start the ball to rolling, The
Daily Mail will state that it proposes to
support him if he is in the race. Are
there any others?"
The Laurens Advertiser joins the
number most heartily. Who is next?
instruction makes strange bed-fel
Note of warning: Make the Laurens
city sidewalks six feet wider -hoop
skirts, they say, will be io style again
by next season.
Hoop skirts and Merry Widow hats at
the same time. Heaven forbid!
Resolved: That a college freshman's
colored hat band is more sensible than
l\ woman's bat.
Lest it might be so adjudged we beg
to state that this is not intentionally a
"Program Issue" of The Advertiser.
Instructions to Denver delegates:
take only three drinks daily lest you
become drunk. The altitude of the
place augments the effects of whiskey.
Tnis week we begin the publication of
the serial story "The Princess Vir
ginia." It is an excellent love story,
well written and interesting through
out, especially since it is a leap year
utory. We hope our readers will take
advantage of the opportunity and be
pleased with this new departure.
The Christian Crusaders are in Lau
rena conducting n religious revival.
They arc representatives of a large
army of Christians, engaged in the
work of saving souls, now operating all
over this country. In the band here
are a number of ladies as well as the
male members of the company, all ac
tively engaged in the religious endeav
ors. These are good people, quiet and
unassuming, but not timorous in their
chosen work; rather, they fully carry
out the purpose of the organization;
namely, condemn wrong and strive for
the right. The Crusaders are deserv
ing of the attendance and support of
everybody in Laurens.
Honorable John J. McSwain, of
Greenville, is a candidate for Solicitor
over in his adopted district. The fact
that he is a Laurens county man should
make those people over there recognize
his worth and elect him. If they don't
they will miss a mighty good chance to
do something handsome for themselves.
JUST BE CALM.
Just be calm, good people; the First
Baptist church of this city is not com
I posed of a set of lunatics and they are
I not going to do all the senseless things
imagined about them. A careful and
fair consideration of the sermon, the
I resolutions and the action of the church
last week will convince anyone that this
I body of Christiana means to stand as a I
[ unit against the sale of whiskey in
Laurens county. We wish them a glo
INSTRUCTING THE DELEGATES.
The subject of instructions to the I
Denver delegates this summer has been
thoroughly discussed by the newspapers
all over the country and opinions vary.
In this State it seems that while a ma
jority of the people are out and out for
Bryan the sentiment against so in
structing the delegates to the national I
convention is the stronger. In the
county Democratic conventions last
week it was clearly seen that South
Carolina is for Bryan. Be that as it
may, the matter of so instructing is
Let the State convention elect repre
sentatives who favor Bryan if it wishes,
but do not fetter them with positive in?
In this connection we recall what
Emerson says of men of character in
public life and think it applies admira
bly. He says: "The men who carry
their points do not need to inquire of
their constituents what they should say,
but are themselves the country which
they represent. Nowhere are its emo
tions or opinions so instant and true as
in them; nowhere so pure from a selfish
infusion. The constituency at home
hearkens to their words, watches the
color of their cheek, and therein, as in
a glass, dresses its own."
Has South Carolina no men of char
acter? Are there no leaders in this
State? The above quoted words raise a
host of questions. In the election of
our representatives to the legislature,
to congress and to the many offices of
public trust are we to instruct them
how they shall speak, act and vote?
Are they to represent the sentiment of
the people at home, so expressed and
directed, previous to taking up their
tasks? Are public representatives to
be the incarnation of public sentiment?
According to Emerson's view decidedly
These same questions arise concern
ing a newspaper. Is a newspaper a re
flector of sentiment or a moulder of it?
The Advertiser has expressed itself on
this subject before and occupies the
same grounds regarding public men.
Public sentiment is not safe nor always
sane. Certainly it cannot reach a higher
level than the character of the men in
charge of public affairs, and these men
mould the sentiment; they do not re
Reverting to the matter of instruct
ing or not instructing our delegates and
applying the principles as expressed in
the aboyo quotation we ask the question:
Has South Carolina eighteen men within
her borders wdio are worthy to repre
sent her in the Denver convention?
Instructing these representatives would
be evidence in fact that she has not.
Mr. J. E. Minter Married.
Mr. James E. Minter, the prominent
young merchant and farmer of Laurens
and Sedalia, left this city Saturday
night on a very happy mission. On
Tuesday evening, in the city of Mem
phis, he was married at the First Pres
byterian church to Miss Frances De
Labar, of the Tennessee city. After
an extended bridal tour Mr. and Mrs.
Minter will be at home to their friends
at Sedalia, Union county. Mr. Minter
is a son of Capt. John R. Minter, of
this city, and besides being engaged in
business on a large scale hero and at
Sedalia he is one of the largest farmers
in the up-country.
An Extraordinary Hen.
Mr. John I). Mills, who lives five
miles north of Laurens and owns one of
the best farms in the county, has an
exceptionally accommodating hen.
Every other day this fowl lays an egg
weighing four ounces or thereabouts
and containing two yolks; on the other
days she lays an ordinary sized egg; and
during the present season she has kept
this up regulany and never tried to sit.
Mr. Mills says this hen is just the kind
he needs at his place since he has a
family of twelve children.
I AMONG THE EXCHANGES. $
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The Anderson Mail complains about
the "dishonest journalism" of some of
its neighbors and there seems to be
foundation for its anger at the misrep
resentation of conditions in Anderson.
If The Mail has any influence with the
South Carolina Tress Association it
might persuade that body to do some
thing really useful and elevating by es
tablishing and maintaining ? some
thing in the nature of a code of ethics
for the South Carolina press. The
There Arc Smells and Smells.
Not every man who wears a yachting
cap owns a yacht. Nor does every
man who smells like gasolene own a
car. He may have just had a gasolene
Show Up or Show Down ?
It is reported that the manufacturers
are putting pockets near the tops of
the hosiery. And Editor Hearon of
the Spartanburg Herald says he's from
The Family Record.
Anna Gould has secured one divorce
and is taking the preparatory steps for
another. Howard Gould is suing bis
I wife for a divorce and Frank" Gould is
being sued by his. Miss Helen Gould
has never married and so can't keep up
this fad of the Gould family. -Augusta
Balked at Evans.
A former Charlestonian, now living
in Columbia, writes to "welcome, thrice
welcome" us into the ranks of the
Bryan following. That is all right.
But hearken to this. "Now come out
squarely for John Gary Evans and be
in complete accord with the majority in
the State." Will the esteemed Colum
bia State be so good as to tell us if it is
necessary to take the .lohn Gary Evans
degree to become a master BryaniteV
We haven't gone so far in yet that we
may not recant. Charleston Post.
Cost of Battleships.
A modern battleship of first rank,
with full armament and equipment,
costs upward of $10.000,000. With that
money one could build 143 miles of rail
road. With that money a bank could
extend $30,000,000 of credit. -Wall
Street Jo trnal.
Uncle Jake and the Three Halls.
It is not alone April showers that
cause overcoats to be soaked at this
season of the year.?Spartanburg Jour
What is the exact value, in terms of
dollars and cents, of a kiss? The edi
tors of the Branchville Journal and El
berton Star are excused from answer
ing. ? Laurens Advertiser.
We wonder why we are to be let olY
so lightly. Knowing the editor's
thoughtfulness and gallantry toward
any and all ladies even remotely con
nected with journalism we decided at
first that was the reason we were to be
excused. But the editor of the Elber
ton Star rises to explain most emphati
cally that he is no lady, so that cannot
be the reason. Anyway, we believe
Editor Boney can answer his own ques
tion. ? Branchville Journal.
A Thousand Pardons.
The fashion sheets say that slim ef
fects in men's clothing will be the style
this season. Things are coming our
way at last; eh, Editor Cole. Laurens
Advertiser. We feel slighted. But we
can't afford a new suit anyway, so why
worry? ?Walterboro Press and Stan
Expense of Having Bad Roads.
In reducing the good roads question
to the dollars and cents basis the de
partment of agriculture has handed the
farmers and country tax payers gen
erally an argument which they ought to
find irresistible. The department's fig
ures are based on careful and exhaus
tive tests. They demonstrate? that the
actual cost of hauling, per ton mile, is
64 cents over dry, sandy roads, :?9 cents
over earth roads of the usual muddy
and rutted variety, 11,9 cents on broken
stone roads in ordinary condition and 8
cents on broken stone roads in good
This means, concretely, that good
roads pay ample cash dividends, and
that the saving which they make possi
ble far overbalances the cost of con
struction. A road of broken atone
: means consistently reduced expenses as
long as it lasts. It. cost tho farmers
$21,650,000 to haul the wheat crop to
the railroads in 1000. This was an av
erage price, for all drayage, of P.) cents
a ton mile. But where there were im
proved roads the figures show that the
drayage cost was only 10 cents per ton
mile. Had all the corn, wheat, and cot
ton crops of 1906 been hauled over good
roads the producers of them would
have saved $27,000,000.
How long will Virginia farmers con
tinue to pay the heavy toll of bad
roads? Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Miss Emily Meng entertained at
bridge Thursday evening In honor of
Mrs. N. B. Dial's charming visitors.
Those entertained by Miss Meng were:
Misses Helen Crenshaw, llattie Loe
GuetfW and Berta Hooker; and Messrs.
W. G. Lancaster, George Balle, R. V.
Irby and lt. F. Fleming.
If you want good Shoes, Sir, come to the
store that sells good Shoes. Come to the
store, that will furnish you good Shoes at
very moderate prices.
If a cheap Shoe is offered you at a price
that seems small?don't buy?it isn't worth
Men's Spring Shoes in Lace, Button or
Blueher cut. The best of leathers that can
be put into Shoes.
Extreme styles or the conservative models.
Shoes that we back by a strong guarantee.
$2.50, $3, $3.50 $4 to $5 or $6.
We're Experts at Fitting.
If you know nothing about our sort of Shoes, Sir, we believe that you will be
highly pleaded with our Shoe qualities and Shoe prices.
The One Price Store
Customers' Shoes Shined Free.
Of Interest In Laurens.
Congressman .loo Johnson is accused
of the atrocious crime of taking care of
his own constituents in the matter of
public buildings more thoroughly than
he does the people of the rest of the
State. 1 f the remainder of the State
is not satisfied, it should send Johnson
to the Senate, and then all would have
an equal claim on his ability and atten
In speaking of a jury which recently
decided that a finger is worth $500, the
Laurens Advertiser says it knows of a
place where they will sell "three lin
gers" for liifteen cents any time. And
the Augusta Chronicle eagerly asks,
"where, mister, where?" Anderson
The Laurens Baptists will discipline
any member of their church who votes
for the dispensary this fall.?Columbia
Is the Laurens Baptist church for
Bryan or against him??Anderson Daily
See the new line of Dinner Sets in
different designs and decorations that
have just arrived at
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
The State of South Carolina, County of
Laurens. -By (). C. Thompson, Ks
nuiro, Probate Judge.
Whereas, w. K. Richey, made
suit to me to grant him letters of ad
ministration, with will annexed, of the
estate and effects of R. I!, llolman.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish till and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said R. B. Holman,
deceased, that they be and appear be
fore me in the Court of Probate, to be
held at Laurens C. II., S. C, on the
2l8t day of May, 190K. next, after pub
lication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon to show cause, if any they
have, why the said administ ration
should not be granted.
Given under my band this, 6th day
of May, Anno Domini 1908.
O. G. THOMPSON,
40-2t J. P. L. C.
Be sure to see our line of Matting in
different designs and colors before you
buy as it will be money saved for you.
S. M. &. K. II. Wilkes &C'o.
Stop That Cold
To chock early cold* or firlppo with "Prevontlrg"
moans sure defeat for Pneumonia. To stop a Gold
with Prevention Is safer thnn to lot It run and he
oMIfrort to euro It afterwards. To bo surrt. Pre
Venties will CUM oven a deeply ticfttart Colli, t?lt
taken early?at tho OIMXO stnao?they break, or
heart oft tnMO early cold*. That's surely bettor.
That's why thoy are railed Prevention.
I'reventlosare llltlo Candy Gold Cures. No Quin
ine, no physic, uothiiiK sickening. Nloo for tho
children-and thorouKhly info too. If you fool
chilly. If you sneeze. If you ache all over, think of
Prevention. Promptness may also save, half your
usual nleknoss. And don't forjret your child. If
thorn I? (oVorilnneM) nifchtor da> . Heroin prolt
nhly lies Provontio?' Kr?ntest otTleioney. Sold In
of! boxes for tho pocket, nlso In 'J5o. boxes of 48
Prevention. Insist on your druggist.-* giving you
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Grand Pianos and
Hereafter McCord, the Piano Man, will use this
space to present attractive piano propositions. If
you desire to be informed about pianos, or to pur
chase a Piano at the very LOWEST PRICE and
on the very best terms, it will pay you to see or
Notice the names of a few of
His Valued Patrons
in this immediate section;
Many other purchasers throughout South Carolina
could be mentioned, but a few home purchasers
are mentioned, and it is hoped, they will not be
offended by this present ion.
Dr. L. S. Fuller,
Mrs. M. A. Fike,
J. Walter Gray,
C L. Fuller,
Mrs. S. L. Nelson,
Mrs. Mattie Medlock,
J. J. Dunn,
Mrs. J, W. Clark.
Miss Corrinne Martin,
Miss Nannie Bramlctt,
K. M. Hill,
W. H. Drummond,
J. W. Garrctt,
T. F. Babb,
G. G. Hopkins.
T. J. Weathers,
Rev. E. C. Watson,
W. C. Hipp,
M. H. Fowler,
B. W. Nichols,
Mrs. Luther Roper,
Capt. J. M. Philpot,
B. A. Sullivan,
J. A. Austin,
J. A. Franks,
Miss Agnes Boyd,
Mrs. A. S. Easterby,
D. A. Davis,
T. D. Lake,
T. Mack Roper,
M. A. Summerei,
T. B. Brown,
Mrs. J. Warren Bolt,
J. W. A. Boyd,
B. C. Burns,
J. L. Hopkins,
Mrs. Mattie Lindsay,
S. J. Ragor,
J. L. Boyd,
Mrs. L. A. McCord,
Mrs. Albert Burns,
Mrs. Willie Walker,
W. M. Myers,
.1. Lee L?ngsten,
J. I. Coleman,
Mrs. J. M. Hampton,
Miss Lyde Milam,
J. T. Brown,
Miss Irene Ray,
Church S. S.
Mayor C. M. Babb,
0. C. Cox,
J. W. Thompson,
B. C. Crisp,
W. F. Cleveland.
Mrs. Monte Dagnall,
City (Jraded Schools.
And others, besides many scores of organ purchasers which
will be mentioned at another time.
Write to him if you Want a Piano; it is to your interest,
L. A. McCORD,
The Piano Man.
April 22, 1908.
LAURENS, S. C
Notice to Teachers and Trustees.
Tho next regular teachers examina
tion will be held at Laurens, S. C. Fri
day, May 15th, 190?.
All teachers are requested to present
their annual report and library report
with last salary warrant.
Bach board of trustees will please
send me a list of the polls and dog tax
in their district for scholastic year of
1907 08, so that 1 may apportion same.
R. W. Nash,
:57-.r>t, County Supt. Education.
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema
.\i< i iired i>>- Chamber I stir* ftnlve. One senile*'
liOII ret level Ihr Itching mt?l Imming kimmuoo.
and CURE the LUNGS
w? Dr. King's
ANDAU. THROAT AND I HMO TROUBLES.
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