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LAURENS. S, C, JUNE 10. 1908.
People all over the State are talking
about Laurens. Here is the usual re
mark those days that greets a man
from here: "You people up there must
have a hustling town judging from ALL
A temporance lecturer declared that
the world would be happy when the last
whiskey barrel is empty. We know a
man who won't be a bit happy.
But some people are doing their
durndcst to get to that last barrel.
For all the recent abuse the weather
man is now making it hot for us.
"The wickedest man in New York"
is dead siiys report. His position has
been refilled and tho standard not low
Now is the time for every citizen to
make a pull for a Greater Laurens.
South Harper street is setting a fine
example in the building and remodelling
line of improvement.
Candidate Blease, by the way, has
changed his platform since his last ef
fort for gubernatorial honors.
Looks like it was tit for tat over in
Georgia, but mostly tat. Smith turned
Brown out of the railroad commission
crship by right of his gubernatorial au
thority?Brown turned Smith out of the
governorship through the vote of the
Col. Nash, of Atlanta, remarked to
the editor Saturday morning: "I wish
my old State would get rid of this
abominable liquor business as my adop
ted State has done. It is a blight on
the people and a disgrace to the honor
of the old Palmetto State. Georgia has
led; North Carolina has followed in the
state-wide prohibition movement. Now,
it is up to South Carolina."
It is no argument of ours but a stub
born fact: a man is compelled to classify
his every individual act as belonging to
one of two kinds, right or wrong. This
applies in j>olitics.
Because wo know so many good men
who have voted for the "legalized" sale
of whiskey, earnestly and conscien
tiously have we striven to find a legiti
mate and true argument upon which
was based their act. We have failed
and cannot but believe that they have
allowed a misconception of the question
?>f practicability to determine them.
Of course there are some people who
want the whiskey close at hand and
convenient to get and others who are
after the money in the business and the
There are now 1,240,000 bachelors in
this country-in spite of leap year.
"Who laughs last laughs best" is
what the Joe Brown people are saying
over in Georgia.
President Roosevelt may be a rough
rider but he knows how to make an
That advertising pays is a fact beyond
dispute. For instance: there was a man
in Chicago on the lookout for a good
town in the Piedmont section of South
Carolina in which to locate a certain
business. He saw one of the envelopes
with Laurens facts printed on the back
and forthwith came here to investigate.
This little piece of advertising work
was done by the Chamber of Commerce
and is one of the means of building up
Lnurens is a growing city?a fast
growing city; and that's the very best
When a city begins spending money
on public improvements and the citizens
investing more capital in their busi
nesses and modernizing their plants it
is evidence in fact of growth and pros
With the dispensary removed from
this city and county the.e will be more
money in the hands of our people to in
vest in money-earning enterprises.
Dispensary profits come from the]
pockets of our own people.
The Abbeville Press and Banner ad
vises preachers to keep out of politics
lest "their holy vestments" become
bedraggled in the dirty pool. We beg
to ask who made politics dirty, and
how does our esteemed contemporary
hope for purification and by what means?
Here is what it says:
"Let our preachers, instead of bed
raggling their holy vestments down into
the dirty pool of politics, preach tem
perance and sobriety.
"When this editor was a boy good A.
R. P. preachers were horrified at the
idea of church people joining the Sons
of Temperance. Latter day preachers,
in some instances, desecrat the sacred
desk in the holy temple by talking poli
tics, and telling us how to vote, instead
of telling us to let liquor alone."
The Abbeville paper forgets that the
purest, holiest man that ever lived
worked daily in the gutters of life and
yet he was without smirch or stain.
PROHIBITION IS EFFECTIVE.
Some of the dispensary advocates
! among the newspapers of South Caro
lina have been making statements re
garding the deplorable conditions in
Georgia resulting from the inefrective
Iness of the prohibition laws. Many
people have watched our neighboring
State with special interest and have
been much concerned about conditions
there. Among them, a good citizen of
Laurens, a doubting Thomas regarding
those statements attempting to prove a
prohibition farce, was so vitally inter
ested that he wrote to a prominent citi
zen of Atlanta inquiring how the laws
were being enforced and what about
the amount of crime under the old re
gime and at present.
Replying to the inquiry this Atlanta ]
citizen among many other things bear
ing on the same subject and in the same
"In order, however, to reassure you,
and to give you some facts worth while,
I let me say that during the month we
l sent out letters to all the ordinaries in
the State asking a number of questions,
one of which was, 'What effect is pro
hibition having on crime?' The replies
are. from former dry counties, 'very
little change' from the former saloon
counties, 'crime has decreased 20, 40,
50, 75 and in two countiesOO per cent.
Now while we do not attempt to
prove that whiskey is at the bottom of
all crime (indeed we do not believe any
such thing) it is a fact beyond dispute
that it is "a cause" of crime. From
I the foregoing quotation we readily see I
that the prohibition laws have had their
I effect, in this particular phase of the I
matter, in Georgia. If then, the sale |
of whiskey is a cause, no matter what
the degree or extent; of crime, how cai
we as citizens with the care and keep
|ing of public affairs in our hands, affon
to furnish and foster such a cause. If
we fail to remove this cause we are not
only derelict to our duty but also guilty
CHILDREN'S SAFETY (WARDED.
So great and numerous have been the ]
fire disasters in this country during the
past year that the subject of defective
and dangerous buildings, especially
schools and theatres, has been much
agitated. Not only by the newspapers,
but the insurance companies have taken
up the matter and through their inspec
tors have brought the subject very
forcibly before the people. The horri
ble disaster at Collinwood, near Cleve
land, shocked the entire country and
compelled attention in the direction of
proper buildings to house our school
As seen from an article in another
column, many of the school buildings in
South Carolina have been condemned I
and are considered a menace to the |
lives of the children. While we know
nothing regarding the old building in
our city, we are happy to say that, toJ
all appearances from what we can learn,
the new building is to be erected with
a careful view to the safety of our chil
dren. In a conversation with Architect
E. L. Hertzog a few days ago that gen
tleman assured us that this new build
ing would be the safest that modern
architecture could devise.
"The stairways," said Mr. Hertzog,
"will be wide enough to allow four
abreast; each room will have two doors
and there will be two ways of egress
from the building, and the doors will
open outward. The entire building,
second story rooms and all, can be emp
tied in one-half minute, the children
walking." Asked if he would construct
outside iron fire escape Mr. Hertzog
said: "by no means; they are a death
trap for children excited by fire. Mod
ern architecture makes these unneces
sary in a building such as we nre put
ting up. There is no possible chance
for both inside ways of egress being
cut off, and the outside escapes will be
not only useless but dangerous. The
stairs are so arranged that if all the
children had to be marched out by one
way only they could get out in less than
These facts, as told by a man of Mr.
Hertzog's knowledge of architecture
and his assurance that the l aurens
school building will be the safest of its
kind in the State are welcome and com
forting information to the parents and
to all the peoplo of our city, who ore
under obligation to him and to the trus
tees for their care and foresight in thus
guarding the safety of our school chil
If tho News and Courier really wishes
to know which of the three cities, Lau
rens, Newbcrry and Greenwood, has the
i best mayor, we refer it to Col. Thos. D.
Darlington, of Laurens, and feel satis
fied about what he will say.
Before the Charlotte Observer claims
him we beg to state that Mayor Clar
ence M. Babb was not horn in North
Neither was he born in Newberryor
even in Greenwood.
Now, as all farmers well know, is the
time to plant peas. This is one of the
best paying crops that can be raised in
our part of "the country. An up-to-date
Laurens county planter remarked the
other day: "About the only clear money
I made last year was on my peavines."
And there is another good crop, namely,
corn; and it is not too late for planting.
Corn is now selling at $1.10 the bushel.
They say there are 1,240,000 bachelors
in this country. We know a man who
might be induced to make 1,239,999.
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A Dangerous Business.
Editor Boney, of the Laurens Adver
tiser, certainly is a brave man. He has
dared to say what he thought of an
amateur performance given by local
talent in his town. Gee, but he has his
nerve, alright. Gaffney Ledger.
All for Laurens.
Bush the town, Don't pull it and
everybody in it simply for what you
can get out of it. Gaffney Ledger.
Some Things to Do.
Would you have a clean town, phys
ically? The old proverb as to the meth
od used with success in Jerusalem solves
it and here it is brought down to date
with minute specifications and details.
Cut your grass.
Clean your attic.
Clean your front yard.
Clean your back yard.
Pick up all loose paper on your prem
Dump your cut your grass with the
trash, not in the gutter.
Give your front walk a hose bath
every day, unless it rains.
Dump your trash in one box, your
garbage in another. Don't mix.
Contractors?move your own debris
and don't leave this for the city to do.
Still Used Occasionally.
A Chicago church has just added, in
addition to its parlors, reception room,
etc., a "courting room." The preach
ing room is still used occasionally.?
Democrats and Aristocrats.
Mr. Bryan is again talking about the ]
Democrats as opposed to the "Aristo
crats," and yet there is not one of the )
eighteen instructed delegates from j
South Carolina who is not an aristocrat.
A statement was published about one
of them not long ago to the effect that
he was a lineal descendant of Robert
Bruce, of Scotland. South Carolina
does not contain a Democrat who is not
an aristocrat. The common people
dwell in North Carolina.?News and
The following daring assertion is made
by the Newberry Observer:
I "Greenwood and Laurens have both
raised their mayor's salary recently to
$600. Newberry is as good a town as
Greenwood or Laurens and has as good
Will Greenwood and Laurens permit
this claim to pass unchallenged? A tri
angular joint debate would be illumina
ting. Without wishing to intrude, we
shrinkingly utter the suspicion that the
town and mayor of Newberry are better
than any town and mayor in North Car
olina, and equal to the best in South
Carolina.? News and Courier.
A Model Wife.
A model wife is the woman who looks
after her household and makes hospi
tality a delight to herself, and not a
burden; who has learned that a soft
answer will turn away wrath; who keeps
her sweetest smiles and most loving
words for her husband; who is his con
fidante in sorrow or in joy, and who
does not feel the necessity of explain
ing her private affairs to the neighbor
hood; who respects the rights of hus
band and children, and in return his due
regard paid to her; who knows that the
strongest argument is her womanliness,
and so she cultivates it; who is sympa
thetic in joy or in grief, and who finds
work for hands to do; who is not made
bitter bv trouble, but strengthens and
sweetens under it who tries to cancel
the faults of her husband, rather than
blazon them forth to an uninterested
public; the woman whose life-book has
love written on every page; who makes
a home for a man; a home in a house
and in a heart, :i home that he is sure
of, a home that is full of love presided
over by one whose price is above rubies.
She is the model wife. Ex.
If you do not wear Oxfords this season you'll miss an ocean of real Summer
This will be the greatest (Ixford season ever known and we've made great pro
vision for it.
There's not a worthy (Ixford style in any good leather that we're not showing.
We've Oxfords for Everybody!
Button style, Blncher style, Ties and
the new Buckle Oxfords. Patent Colt,
Kid, Yici, etc. Handsome styles in
new Tans. #3, $3.50, $4, $5 to #6.
We've Oxfords, Ties and Slippers for
Hoys and Girls of all ages.
Blacks and Tans. \Ve can fit ev2iy
foot perfectly. We're experts at
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There will be no slipping, or gaping, or any other Oxford troubles with the
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Button, Bace, Blncher cut and the
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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. A full line
of Harness and Horse 'Millinery.
Laurens, S. C.
Take notice that on the 30th day of
June, 1908, I will render a final account
of my acts and doings as administratrix
of the estate of .1. Harvy Gray, de
ceased, in the ofllco of the Judge <'f
Probate of Laurens county at 11 0 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 pay
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, 1908. 43-lm
J. L. M. IRBY
CIVI Ii K N O 1 X K K U
Office over I.aureus Drug Co.
State ok Ohio, City OF TOLEDO, I
Lucas COUNTY. f
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that h<
is senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business In the
City of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will pay?-the
sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
for each and every case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by the. use of Hall'
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before m<' and subscribed in
my presence, this f>th day of Decem
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Grand Pianos an
I [ereafter McCord, the Piano* Man, will use this
; space to present attractive piano propositions. ! t
j you desire to be informed about pianos, or to pur
] chase a Piano at the very LOWEST PRICE and
J on the very best terms, it will pay you to sec or
I write him,
H 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 purchase. .;
are mentioned, and it is hoped, they will not be
offended by this presention.
Or. ti. S. Fuller,
Mrs. M. A. Kike,
.J. Walter Cray.
C. L. Fuller.
Mrs. S. L. Nelson,
Mrs. Mattie Medlock,
Miss Y oargin,
.1. .). Dunn,
Mrs. J. W. Clark.
Miss Corrinne Martin,
Miss Nannie Bramlett.
R. M. Hill,
W. U. Drummond,
J. w. Garrett,
T. F. Mabb,
G. ('. Hopkins.
T. J. Weathers,
Rev. B. C. Watson,
W. C. Hipp,
M. H. Fowler,
R. 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,
?. 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. Rasor,
J. L. Hoyd,
Mrs. L. A. McCord,
Mrs. Albert Burns,
Mrs. Willie Walker,
W. M. Myers,
J. Lee Langs ton,
J. [, 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. ('. Crisp,
W. F. Cleveland.
Mrs. Monte Dagnall,
City Graded 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.
LAURBNS, S. C
Visible Cotton Supply.
Now Orleans, May 29.?Secretary
Hester's statement of the world's sup
ply of cotton, issued Friday shows the
total visible to be 3,230,537, against!
3,657,407 last week and 4,181,050 last
year, Of this the total of American!
Cotton is 2,210,001, against 3,254,528 [
last week and 2,812,050 last year, and
of all other kinds, including Fgypt,
Brazil, India, etc., 130,870, against
1,105,870 last week and 1,169,000 last
year. Of the world's visible supply of
col I on there is now alloat and hold in
Great Britain and Continental Europe
1,870,000, against 2,609,000 last year;
in Egypt 163,000, against 119,000 last
year, and In the United States 641,000,
I against 766,000 last year.
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time had "come," savs Mr. ('. Farthing,
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down that life hunt; On ?i very Hlonder
thread. It was then my (lrugffisl roc
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strength. I had one foot in the grave,
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turf again, and I've been well ever
since.' Sold under guarantee at. l.au
rena Drug Co. 's and Palmetto Drug
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