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l.AURHNS, S. C. JUNK 3. 1908.
Consistency is a jewel that dazzles
some people into utter blindness.
There was a large crowd in the city
Saturday due to two facts it was Dec
oration day and the dispensary was
It la hooves us to elect MEN to the
Why is Union so unlike I.aurens?
Were the South Carolina messenger
boys instructed not to "root" at Den
North Carolina has voted State pro
hibition by an overwhelming majority.
We extend hearty congratulations.
The Anderson Mail says the Hon. 11.
II. Watkins, although born in I.aurens
county, inoveH to Anderson when he
reached the age of discretion. That is
very true; but we venture to remark
that Mr. Watkins would not choose
Anderson for his birthplace with I.au
rens still on the map.
When the Governor of North Caro
lina met the Governor of Oeorgia the
Governor of North Carolina said to the
Governor of Georgia: there's a blessed
oasis bet ween us.
With the supply from Augusta cut
olT in January and from Salisbury to he
stopped soon some of these people will
just he driven to drink dispensary
boo/.e. Horrors of midnight!
li has been reported that there is a
dog in the manger of the Democratic
"Behold! we have played the fool"
may possibly be heard at some time
during this year.
The 1,aureus county delegation to the
State convention voted solidly for (Jen
eral Wilio Jones and unanimously
against Editor W. E. Gonzales in the
election of delegates. Seven voted for
Hon. II. II. Watkins and one for Mr.
.1. I*. Grace
Intelligent perusal of the vote and a
moment's consideration of the tactics
used at the Columbia convention would
easily convince any Open-minded person
that Editor (ionzalcs was attacked from
more than one quarter and opposed by
members of more than one faction.
A good man and excellent citizen of
the county made this remark yester
day: "I cannot alTord to run for the
legislature nor even to serve as a rep
resentative if elected." The salaries
of our representatives should be made
sufficiently large to induce men of abil
ity to olfor for the places, No man of
business can afford to give away Iiis
money-earning time: besides it would
not be tho exercise of sound business
judgment. South Carolina can alTord
to pay $l().i?i a day to a man of brains
Whose services are worth that; she
cannot afford to pay $0.00 to those
whose earning capacity and worth of
service would not amount to thirty
A cheap man is worse than no man.
A friend greeted us in the following
manner a few days ago: "Man, you
ought never to have said in your paper
that the "Singin' Schule" was not a
good show. Of course I know and so
do numbers of others that it was the
poorest thing we ever put on tho stage
lu re, but you should not have said so;
I.aurens is capable of giving line ama
We remark in the first place that this
slobbering kind of praise, even when
praise is deserved, is about the most
disgusting thing we know of; but when
no praise at all is warranted we think
nothing but a just criticism becoming
to a self-respecting man or newspaper.
Laurens is capable of as good ama
teur shows as any town in South Caro
lina; this lias been demonstrated in
times past and will be again. Doubt
less if the last performance here had
been practiced a bit longer and a little
more thoroughly it would have been
much bettor. The Advertiser has a
reputation for veracity; it. will be main
tained oven in crit icising local affairs.
William Jennings Bryan is one of the
greatest personalities it has ever been
our pleasure to meet. To hear him say
"How do you do?" and see his face
meanwhile would win almost anyone to
him- as a man.
There is consolation in the fact that
Cole L. Blease will not be in the Senate
And that he will not be Governor.
Some days ago in a certain South
Carolina city we heard this remark:
"that was certainly a Blease conven
tion that met in Columbia last week."
Now when Mr. Blease is defeated for
Governor this fall will that not mean
that the State Democratic convention
was not a representative body?
THR TWILIGHT ZONE. j
William Jennings Bryan has given
utterance to many very interesting ob
servations regarding government, its
functions and abuses, but among the
most pertinent is the following in ref
erence to the boundary line between
State and National goverment:
"I am a strict constructionist, if that
means to believe that federal govern
ment is one of delegated powers and
that constitutional limitations should be
carefully observed. 1 am jealous of
any encroachment upon the rights of
the State, believing that the States are
as indestructible as the Union is indis
soluble. It is, however, entirely con
sistent with this theory to believe, as I
do believe, that it is just as imperative
that the general government shall dis
charge the duties delegated to it as it
is that the States shall exercise the
powers reserved to them. There is no
twilight zone between the nation and
the State, in which exploiting interests
can take refuge from both, and my ob
servation is that most- not all, but
most of the contentions over the line
between nation and State are traceable
to predatory corj>orations which are
trying to shield themselves from de
served punishment or endeavoring to
prevent needed restraining legislation."
As a matter of fact all dispute be
tween Federal and State authorities
arises from economic and not political
conditions. Commerce between this
and foreign countries and between the
States is the root of all the contention,
and in a government like ours the great
corporations for a time find shelter in
the "twilight zone between the nation
and State," despite the denial by Mr.
Bryan of the existence of such a zone.
This is a growing government and in
the process of growth new industries
spring up and before the Federal con
stitution or the State laws can be inter
preted or applied these corporate inter
ests have gained their foothold.
There is a "twilight zone" and we
are not surprised. Itsexistence argues
the growth and extension of this coun
try's interests. Now, as to preventing
j abuses by the corporations which take
advantage of this condition, we leave
that for others to solve. Indirectly Mr.
Bryan admits the existence of this un
certain and hazy ground between the
powers of State and Nation, and his ar
gument goes on to show that such
should not be the ease. In our opinion
there will never be a strict and positive
boundary line; but if there ever shall
be it will mean that the great American
republic has reached its limits of growth
"Health Coffee" is really the closest
Coffee Imitation ever yet produced.
This clever Coffee Substitute was re
cently produced by Dr. Shoo]), of Ra
cine, Wis. Not a grain of rea1 Coffee
in it either. Dr. Snoop's Health Coffee
is made from pure toasted grains, with
malt, nuts, etc. Really it won 1(1 fool
an expert who might drink it for Cof
fee. No 20 or 30 minutes tedious boil
ing. "Made in a minute," says the
doctor. Sold by J. M. Philpot.
Tribute of Respect.
Whereas, on Feb. 3d it pleased Cod,
our heavenly Father, to remove from
our midst Bro. James Hamilton, a mem
ber of Brewerton Lodge No. lK.'J, and
while we deplore the death of the
brother we hope he has entered that
celestial lodge above. Therefore, bo it
Resolved 1. That we tender our deep*
est sympathy to the bereft wife, who
now survives him.
2. That a page of our Masonic record
book be inscribed to his memory.
3. That a copy of these resolutions
be sent to the bereaved wife and family
and a copy to the two county papers,
the Herald and the Advertiser, for
C. W, JON KS,
T. R. JON KS,
L. C. CULBKRTSON,
No Need of Suffering (rum Rheumatism.
It is a mistake to allow rheumatism
to become chronic, as the pain can al
ways be relieved, and in most cases a
cure effected by applying Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. The relief from pain which
it affords is alone worth many times its
cost. It makes sleep and rest possible.
Kven in cases of long standing this lini
ment should be used on account of the
relief which it affords. 26 and 60 cent
sizes for sale by Kaurens Drug Co.
Fine Young Man.
The Klberton Star has the following
I about a Kaurens county man:
Mr. A. B. Crisp, the Seaboard agent
at Heardmont. was in Elberton Friday
afternoon. He paid the Star an appre
ciated call. He says Heardmont is im
proving and has bright prospects. Ac
cording to our judgment he is a very
fine young man and the railroad has a
valuable employe in him.
Or.King's N?w UVePiEte
The best In tho world.
I AMONG THE EXCHANGES. |
He Is By Birth.
Col. H. H. Watkins, ono of the dele
gates at largo to Denver, is a I.aurens
county man. I.aurens Advertiser. He
is not. He is an Anderson man. He
was born in Laurens county, but he
couldn't help it, and he moved to An
derson as soon as he reached years of
discretion and lie has lived hero over
since.- Anderson Mail.
Don't Mention it.
If the Laurens Baptist church will
expel a member who votes for the dis
pensary what will it do to one who votes
for Hon. Cole Blease for governor? ?
K Will Triumph.
Our platform: Whiskey drinking is
dangerous to say the least of it. and as
a citizen we refuse to help create de
mand for a commodity which may harm
us or others. ? Laurens Advertiser.
Our platform: Whiskey selling is
wrong in principle, inherently wrong;
and as a citizen and voter we refuse to
authorize itssale. I.aurens Advertiser.
We heartily endorse these two strong
plutforms of Editor Boney'8. May the
day soon dawn when these will be the
sentiments and tho principles acted
upon by every citizen in our State.?
Then Pay Up.
Greenwood and Laurens have both
raised their mayors' salary recently to
$600. Newberry is as good a town as
Greenwood or Laurens and has as good
a mayor. -Newberry Observer.
And Sayin' Nothin'.
The Laurens Advertiser complains
that the people of that town do not talk
enough to suit the news-gatherer. Per
haps the good people of Laurens are
I "sawin' wood."?The State.
Chasing the Gratters.
The $15,000 which was appropriated
by the last General Assembly to be
used in the prosecution of cases against
certain persons in, connection with the
all'airs of the late State dispensary, at
last becomes available, the. Supreme
Court having ordered the money turned
over to the Attorney General. On ac
count of the interference of Judge
Pritchard with the duties of the wind
ing up commission this money could not
be paid over, but the decision of Judge
Pritchard to vacate that part of his or
der which restrained the commissioners
from handing over the funds removed
the obstacle and it becomes available
for use on the order of the State Su
Now that the money for carrying on
the prosecution of these cases is in the
hands of the law department of the
State it is expected that there will be
no further delay in the proceedings.
There has been much wrong-doing in
connection with the State liquor institu
tion and the people of South Carolina
are anxious that the guilty should be
brought to justice. Greenville News.
The Laurens Advertiser is becoming
more and more enjoyable and is among
the most interesting of county week
lies. ?Our Monthly.
None of Blease For His.
The Anderson Daily Mail wants to
know "if the Laurens Baptist church
will expel a member wdio votes for the
the dispensary what will it do to one
who votes for Hon. Cole Blease for
It ought to be regarded as an offense
against the peace and dignity of the
commonwealth, punishable by impris
onment to vote for Cole Blease for
i governor. Spartanburg Herald.
But Not For Long.
When prohibition goes into effect in
Alabama and North Carolina travellers
from Birmingham and other points
should bear in mind that there are no
dispensaries in South Carolina north of
Columbia except in Abbeville and Lau
rens.?News and Courier.
Dr. Leonard's Body Found.
Spartanburg, May 29.? The body of
Dr. T. D. Leonard, who was drowned
in a pond near Tucapau on last M onday,
was found this afternoon at f> o'clock.
Searching parties have been constantly
at the pond, but until this Afternoon
there was no sign of his body, though
the body of Rev. ('. A. B. Jennings
was found Tuesday morning. The body
was much disfigured by reason of hav
ing been submerged in the water for
four days. The body was found on a
log almost half a mile from where the
seine was discovered, where it is sup
posed he first went down. The burial
will take place at Sharon church in
Keidsville tomorrow afternoon at four
Weak women should try Dr. Shoop's
Night Cure. These soothing, healing,
antiseptic suppositories go direct to the
seat of those weaknesses. My "Book
No. 4 For Women" contains many val
uable hints to women, and it is free.
Ask Dr. Shoop, Kncine, Wis., to mail
it. Ask the Doctor in strictest confi
dence any questions you wish answered.
Dr. Shoop's Night Cure is sold by Pal
metto Drug Co. I
You're the man
We Want to Shoe
SOME MKX, who don't know,
have an idea that all Shoes
arc alike. They think that
?when they pay $3, $3.50, $4,
$5 or >S6 for a pair of Shoes,
? that it doesn't make much dif
ference where they buy them,
that a Shoe is a Shoe and that's all there
is to it.
These Hen are Mistaken !
It's true that all Shoe prices sound
about the same. There isas much difference
in the .Shoe as there is in the men who
Our Men's Shoes arc the choice pro
ducts of the
World's Best Shoe Makers.
We select the best Shoes that the best
makers turn out. There arc no better
Shoes than ours to be had anywhere.
If you've never worn our sort of .Shoes,
Sir, suppose you test us this spring-. We'll
promise yon the best Shoes for the money
that ever covered your fett.
The One Price Stor
Customers' Shoes Shined Krcc.
Man and Boy
Always bad! That is what it is
to buy a cheap buggy. You
should look for quality in a bug
gy as much, if not more, than
you would in everything else.
And if you look at ours you will
find it in abundance. .v full line
of Harness and Horse Millinery.
Laurens, S. C.
Who Uses Hyomei ?
The Best People In Laurens Say Laurcns
No other remedy or treatment for
catarrh has ever been as popular or
made so many remarkable cures in Lau
rens as Hyomei.
The best people attest its curative
virtues in catarrhal troubles, say Lau
rens Drug Co., who are the local agents.
The fair way in which Hyomei was
sold, to refund the money unless it gave
satisfaction, was the best proof when
it was introduced that it posse-sod un
usual curative powers. Laurens Drug
Co. took all the risk of the treatment
giving satisfaction, and left it to the
purchasers to be the judge.
The sales rapidly grew and today
there is no other remedy in Laurens
Drug Co. 's stock that has such a large
and staple sale.
The first breath of Hyomei's healing
air kills all catarrhal poison.
Try Hyomei today on Laurens Drug
Co.'s offer to refund the money if the
treatment does not give you satisfac
Take notice that on the 150th day of
June, 1008, I will render r. final account
of my ucts and doings as administratrix
of the estate of J, llarvy Cray, de
ceased, in the oflice 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
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make nay
ment on that date; and all persons hav
ing claims against said estate will pre
sent them on or before said date, duly
proven, or be forever barred.
May 27. 190K. 43-Im
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 presention.
Dr. 1.. S. Fuller,
M s. I. A. Pike,
.). Walter Cray,
C. I.. Fuller.
Mrs. S. L. Nelson,
Mrs. Maitie Mcdloek,
.1. .1. Dunn,
Mrs. .1. W. Clark.
Miss Corrinne Martin,
Mrs. Mary Gaffe
Miss Nannie Bramlett,
H. M. Hill,
W. II. Drummond,
.1. W. Garrett,
T. F. Babb,
G? C. Hopkins.
T. J: Weathers,
Rev. B. C. Watson,
W. C. Hipp.
M. II. Fowler,
R. W. Nichols,
Mrs. Hut her Roper,
('apt. .1. M. Phllpot,
F.. A. Sullivan,
.1. A. Austin,
.1. A. Franks.
Miss Agnes Boyd,
Mrs. A. s. Easter by,
I). A. Davis,
T. D. Hake,
T. Mack Roper,
M. A. Summerei,
T. 1?. Brown,
Mrs. .J. Warren Bolt.
.1. W. A. Boyd,
B. C. Burns,
.1. L. Hopkins,
Mrs. Mattie Lindsay.
S. J. Riisor,
.1. I.. Boyd,
Mrs. L. A. McCord,
Mrs. Alhert Burns,
Mrs. Willie Walker,
W. M. Myers,
.1. I.ee Langs ton,
J. 1. Coleman,
Min. .1. M. Hampton,
Miss Lydo Milam,
?I. T. Brown,
Miss Irene Ray,
Church S. S.
Mayor C. M. Babb,
O. C. Cox,
J. W. Thompson,
B. C. Crisp,
W. F. Cleveland,
Mrs. Monte Dagnnll,
City Graded Schools.
And others, besides many scores of organ purchasers which
will be mentioned at another time.
Write i.? h im if yon Want a l'iano: it is to your interest,
L. A. McCORD,
The Piano Man.
April 22, 1908. LAURENS, S. C
A Beautiful Woman.
1 lor surroundings should ho in har
mony, and ran host ho made so by a
well kopt homo. The I-, & M. Pure
Paint makes the home beautiful. It
presorvOS it and prevents decay. The
cost per gallon readv for use is only
SI.20, 11 wears for ton years and
longer. Thirty-three years of contin
uous use is evidence.
11. & M. Paint Agencies;
J. H & M. I-. Nash. Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton. 4!l-2t
Or. K ina's New Lit e Pills
The best in the world.
J. L. M. IRBY
CIV IL EN U 1 N i: s: I!
Office over Laurens Drug Co.
Boyco Stone, a young while man of
had reputation, was shot and killed last
Monday night near the town of Qroer
by a negro man named Henry Fowler.
It is claimed that Stone attempted a;
sault upon the wife of FoWlor.