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LAURENS, S. C, JULY 8, 1908.
The Funeral Directors' Convention
and the National Democratic Conven
tion came near being held simultaneous
They say Uncle doe Cannon wears
detachable cull's. Well, we warrant
that nothing else about him, not even
his South Carolina galluses, will come
The editorial page of a new8paper
is for the expression of opinions held
by the editor on all questions pertain
ing to public matters. Its columns
should he devoted to the interests of
the public and for the public weal;
when an editor employs them in the
utterance of small, contemptible per
sonal flings he prostitutes a great privi
lege and violates a ?acred trust.
Over $l()(>,oun spent on new buildings
in the city of Laurens during the fif
teen months just past: this is the kind
of investment that pays.
About $12,000 spent during the month
of May for whiskey. What are the re
People talk about the dispensary re
ducing taxes; il is the grossest of eco
nomic fallacies. During May the dis
pensary tax on our people was a little
over $12,000. True, some have no part
in the payment of that amount; that is
not equity, And one-third of it goes
out of the county.
An exchange says that there is no
politics in hell. Please, neighbor, don't
enlarge any further upon the attrac
tions of the place.
All politicians, then, must go to
heaven, for they say men follow their
same pursuits in the next worlds.
Put we know a man who will have to
resign his job some of these days.
lion. Jas. S. Sherman, the Republi
can nominee for Vice-President, favors
Dr. B. M. Poteat, president of Furman
University in personal appearance. Hut
this should in nowise hurt the reputa
tion of Furmnn's executive head.
Our inability to attend the convention
of editors in Call'ney last week was a
source of deep regret, augmented after
reading the glowing reports of the in
terest and enjoyment of the meeting
and the whole-souled hospitality of the
Gaffney people under the guidance of
the genial editor, Mr. DeCainp.
Yes, Laurens has been advertised
somewhat. Hundreds of people know
that it is a good booze distributing point.
The voters of Laurens county fur
nished a good deal of "lire water" 1? r
Fourth of .July consumption.
The Greenwood Journal, contending
the superiority of Greenwood's mayor,
"The case is fully made out, but you
Will not be convinced, contemporary.
"A man convinced against his will
Is of the same Opinion still."
Unless your mayor was born in Lau
rens we can never be convinced that he
is the genuine product,
Could some one give us the informa
tion as to bow many, if any, rentable
bouses there are in Laurens. We un
derstand that some prospective citizen
was here a while ago and failed to pro
cure a house. There is money : . rent
able property, and besides, it furnishes
a means of growth and aids in the en
larging of the city's industries.
Reporter W. II. McCaw has put it up
to Rloaso. "Somebody has lied."
a man who has the n< rve to aspire
to the governorship of South Carolina
certainly is catering to the law-break
ing clement when he offers to bet $1,000
to $600 on his election.
Of course Candidate Please would
deny his statement about making such
a bet. His desire was for a little more
of publicity; be got it, although with
the majority of the people any more
publicity is altogether unnecessary.
"Uncle Remus" is dead. Many are
the sad hearts all over this Southland
because of the intelligence. Joel Chan
dler Harris, of Atlanta, the author of
so many delightful and entertaining
stories that have filled the hearts of
many children with glee, is dead. But
those beautiful stories will never die;
so long as time lasts the tales of Brer
Rabbit. Brer Fox, Brer Possum and the
rest will be told and retold, always and
ever delighting the hearts of Southern
Were all public officials to regard
office-holding in the way ex-President
Cleveland regarded it there would be
less talk of dirty politics. Here are his
own words showing his conception of
an oiiicial's duty:
"I will tell you first of all others the
policy I intend to adopt, and that is to
make the matter a business engage
ment between the people and myself, in
which the obligation on my side is to
perform the duties assigned me with an
eye single to the interests of my em
ployers. 1 shall have no idea of re
election or of any high jwlitical prefer
ment in my head, but be very thankful
and happy if I serve one term as the
people s governor."
Speaker Cannon has written an arti
cle on "How a Bill Becomes a Law."
One sentence would easily cover the
fact of the business: "when I decide to
Some time ago we wrote a short arti
cle mildly complaining about the diffi
culty incurred by a new reporter in
gathering news and at the same time
requesting the people to send us such
items as would interest the public, or
to talk a bit more freely. Since that
time we have received much assistance
from our friends in this matter of news
items, and each week it has grown to
larger proportions. Numbers of items
have been sent through the mails and
almost every day some one stops the
news gatherer on the street and gives
him an item of interest. For these
courtesies we wish to publicly express
our sincere appreciation and ask a con
tinuance of the assistance. As every
body in the county knows by this time
The Advertiser is making an earnest
effort to publish a LAURENS COUN
TY NEWSPAPER, giving the news of
the entire county as well as of the city.
Our endeavors have been heartily sup
ported by our good friends and we
Regarding our efforts to give the
news of Laurens county we wish to
state that as rapidly as possible we are
securing correspondents at every point
in the county and from these we hope
to get the news FIRST HAND. As
all close readers can easily see there is
a vast difference in news gotten first
hand and that copied from other pa
pers. County papers are often much
handicapped in the matter of getting
news, and reprinting is sometimes a
necessity. The Advertiser endeavors
through its staff and corps of able cor
respondents to give fresh, live, reliable
Laurens county news. We are not
publishing a State paper and our efforts
are simply to cover this county. Let
us remark here that all articles must
be signed by the writer if its publica
tion is expected.
Now as to what success we are meet
ing with in this effort to furnish a
LAURENS COUNTY NEWSPAPER,
the facts of the case are evidence suffi
cient to encourage us and warrant the
belief on our part that these efforts are
not altogether futile. Numbers of let
ters have been received in the ollice
congratulating the excellent news ser
vice that we have and thanking us for
a clean, respectable newspaper that
they could receive into their homes.
Another fact, one of the same tone and
sentiment accompanied by substantial
evidence of support and sympathy, is
the remarkable growth in our subscrip
tion list. On the first day of April the
new postal laws required us to drop
from our list many names of subscribers
who were more than one year in ar
rears; this we did, but since that time
a very large number of these have re
newed their subscriptions, nnd ndded to
the new names on our list the growth
in the three months has been nothing
short of remarkable. For these condi
tions wc sincerely thank the people of
There are many people in the county
who do not agree with The Advertiser j
in its editorial policy. That is nothing
more than we expected, nor docs any
sane writer e*pect everybody to agree
with him. There is no harm nor any
wrong in an honest difference of opin
ion, and when men of character and
intelligence, free from spiteful, dirty
motives and acts, and honest withal,
differ on questions of public interest
and concern, it is welcomed as a healthy
sign of individual thought and an active
interest in public matters. If the edi
tor of this paper wrote only those things
that meet with the unqualified endorse
ment of all its readers, think you that
much thought would be occasioned by
perusal of the editorial columns? If
you do not ngrce with us do us the jus
tice to think that wc are honest in our
convictions and wc shall do likewise.
Again we wish to thank the people of
this county for their hearty co-opera
tion in tho several lines mentioned, with
the continuance and increase of this
support we hope to keep on improving
and enlarging our business and furnish
ing a better paper for our readers.
I AMONG THE EXCHANGES.
The Editor's Troubles.
Editing a newspaper is a nice thing.
If we publish jokes people say we are
fossils. If we publish original matter
they say we don't give them enough
selections. If we give them selections
they say we are too lazy to write. If
we don't go to church we are a heathen.
If we do we are hypocrites. If we re
main in the office we ought to be out
hunting for news items. If we go out
then we arc not attending to our own
business. If we wear old clothes they
laugh at us. If we wear good clothes
they say we have a pull. Now what
arc we going to do? Just likely as not
some will say we stole this article from
An exchange; so we did.
For Sweet Charity's Sake.
Newberry, by the way, has not been
heard from recently on this mayor
question. Have they raised his salary
yet? ?Laurens Advertiser.
No, they haven't. They don't need
to. Newberry's mayor is good without
having to be paid for it. And then he
doesn't need the m >ney. ? Newberry
Reflecting The Mail's Brilliancy.
The Laurens Advertiser admits that
The Daily Mail is read regularly in that
office. We could tell as much just by
reading The Advertiser. Yes; The Ad
vertiser is a very bright paper indeed.
Prohibition Sentiment Growing.
Because Auditor W. B. West made a
remark about the counties that had dis
pensaries, which could be made to serve
the purpose of the whiskey people, we j
are being gravely told that prohibition
sentiment is dying out. This is in keep
ing with the thousand falsehoods which
are being constantly sent out by the
liquor interests, and we may expect to
see this report widely circulated.
Of course, the liquor interests want
prohibition sentiment to die out, and
they will do anything that they can to
hasten its death. No means is too vile
for them to use, but this is a moral
question, founded upon truth, and it
will never die.
No, no, prohibition sentiment is not
dying out. It is growing every day and
it is going to continue to grow until the
accursed liquor traffic, which is one of
the darkest blots upon our civilization,
has been wiped out. The very methods
to retard its progress are going to give
it a mighty uplift. People are begin
ning to see through the lying, dirty
schemes used by the liquor crowd, and
they are so repulsive as to arouse all
that is good in men and cause them to
repudiate them. Greenwood Journal.
South Carolina's Debt.
The South Carolina State treasurer
has already been forced to borrow $200,
000 this year to run the government
and it is expected that he will have to
borrow from $1(50,000 to $200,000 more
by the first of July. The appropria
tions made by the last session of the
legislature were exceptionally large,
though judiciously made, but from time
beyond count the State has done busi
ness on credit. Last year $350,000 was
borrowed. The rate of interest paid is
about 5 per cent. I am neither a states
man, legislator nor financier, but it ap
pears to me that some way could be de
vised and some law enacted whereby
South Carolina could manage to run on
a cash basis. It seems that legislators
who vigorously oppose what appears to
be useless or excessive appropriations
would do something to save the State
$8,000 to $10,000 a year interest. Lonis
J. Bristow, in Baptist Courier.
The "Tigers" Cheered,
Cole Blease told the Charleston blind
tigers in substance that if he had been
governor he wouldn't have gotten out
any injunctions against them. And
they cheered. Anderson Mail.
The most satisfactory way of getting
rid of a debt is to pay it.
The best way of keeping out of debt
is to buy nothing on credit that can be
The man who contracts a debt in the
absence of a definite idea as to how he
is going to pay it, is very dishonest or
There are men who think it smart to
get the money of their fellowmcn un
der pretense of a loan to be repaid; but
there are other men who think this
practice very criminal.
The suspected sneak thief stands
pretty low in the estimation of honest
people; but be stands several points
higher than the known debtor who con
tinues to use money for his own
pleasure and enjoyment while Iiis hon
est debts remain unpaid.
Of the people who hold that the world
owes them a living, some understand
that the living is to be secured through
honest work; some think that they are
justified in resorting to burglary, ..icak
theiving and highway robbery; others
more Contemptible and cowardly than
the last named classed, prefer-to resort
to the practice of betraying the confi
dence of unsus|)ccting fellowmen.
The sneak thief and tho highway
robber can be reached by the law when
they are caught; but tho fellow who
depends upon borrowing that which he
does not intend to return is safe from
every form of punishment except the
well merited contempt of honest men.
Tho servile beggar is far better than
the man who Ixirrows with the deliber
ate pur|K>se of swindling. Yorkville
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Srorcs of Laurens Readers Arc Learning
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To filter the blood is the kidneys'
When they fail to do this the kidneys
Backache and many kidney ills fol
Urinary trouble, diabetes.
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I.aureus people endorse our claim.
J. V. Nabors, .108 Sullivan street,
Laurens, S. C, says: "About three
months ago I was suddenly attack* d by
severe pains in the small of my back.
I suffered so intensely that I could i ol
sleep at night and often had to : it in a
chair to obtain a comfortablo position.
My condition became such that I was
unable to leave the house and could do
I no work whatever. My kidnoys were
sluggish in action and failed to i move
the impurities from my system. I ob
tained no relief from tin- various ri me
dics 1 tried and when I heard of Doan's
Kidney Pills I procured a box at the
Palmetto Drug Co. and began taking
them. In three days I was back at
work and ever since? have been free
from any sign of kidney trouble. I
consider Doan's Kidney Pills a mosl
valuable remedy for disordered kid
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New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
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illness which has weakened or
lowered the vitality. While
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ter, it is a delightful drink,
and one drink will frequently
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burn, fullness and oppression
of the stomach, following a
hearty meal. For sale at
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Real Estate Offerings
I? acres of land known as the Gray
Court Rock Quarry. There is a great
demand for this rock, which is within
mile of railroad and the railroad author
ities aro willing to be liberal in con
structing side track. A good chance
for capital. Price very reasonable.
Write tor further information.
12(5 acres land 2'.,. miles from Barks
dale station with dwelling and out
buildings; 2-horse farm in cultivation;
line past ore and well timbered. Price
I GO acres of half mile from Dial's
church with dwelling and outbuildings,
with 40 acres in cultivation, 10 acres of
line bottom land. Price $1,800.
173 acres of land in Dial's Township,
iVi n as the Wham place, bounded by
lands of W. M. Deck, Wm. Wham and
R. A. Nash, with good dwelling, tenant
houses and three horse farm in cultiva
tion. See this property for there is a
bargain for you. Price $4,000.
A acres of land, bounded by lands of
M 'er Curry, David Barton and others,
with a beautiful eight room cottage,
wi ll of water and good outbuild
ings. In one mile of Green Pond
church. Price $17.fit) per acre.
53acres of land in one mile of Green
Pond church, bounded by lands of E. C.
tone, Robert Woods and others, with
?i six room cottage, tenant house, fine
wit'ed-in pastures. $35 per acre.
15.62 acres, bounded by lands of D.
Woods, Clarence Curry and others,
with a four room cottage and good out
buildings, half mile from Green Pond
church. Price $27 per acre.
[10 acres of land near Green Pond
church, bounded by lands of Miller
Curry. Ruf US P.abb, Abner Babb, with
a six room dwelling, good barn and nice
outbuildings. Price $45 per acre.
..on acres of land within six miles of
Laurens, live miles of Clinton, with
dwelling and four tenant houses, 250
acres in cultivation, balance in wood
land. Terms made easy at $20 per acre.
22$ acres of land near Shiloh church,
bounded by lands of .John WoirT and
Drat"- Manaffey, with dwelling and
other improvements. Price $11.50 per
1 0 acres land, bounded by Henry
I iis and J. O. C. Fleming and others,
seven room dwelling, 1 tenant house,
barn and good outbuilding. Price
205 acres in Fairview township Green
ville county, near Cedar Falls, bounded
by John Terry, Clyde Willis, John Peil
en and others, three dwellings close to
:rch and fine school. Price $18.00
0 acres in Laurens township, bound
d by lands of W. A. Mills, W. A.
?on Ludy Mills and others, nice
llings, well supplied with tenant
e I, This farm will be divided into
:. re lots if so desired, ranging in
I from $25 to $50 per acre or will
s ?;! Hie whole for $32,000.00
?eres land near Watts Mills,
d-.l by S. O. Leak and M. A.
Knight, 1 tenant house. Price $40 per
4 acres land and nine room dwelling,
servant's house, in town of Gray Court.
84 acres near Friendship church, good
dwelling and outbuildings. Hounded bv
lands of W. It. Cheek, 1). Woods and
others. Price $2,500.00.
One lot with four room house on Gar
lingtonst., nicely located. Prico $1,650.
56 acres at Gray Court, 4-room house
and out building, bounded by lands of
E. T. Shell and M. H. Burdine. Price
$60 per acre.
240 acres land, 2milesof Fountain Inn
known as the Tom Harrison place, good
dwelling, 2 tenant houses, barn and out
buildings. Price $8,500.00.
Seven room house and two acre lot in
town of Gray Court, modern build.
68 acres land 2\ miles Gray Court,
bounded by lands of J. H. Godfrey, lohn
Armstrong and others. Price $1,650.00.
488 acres land, bounded by J. 11,
Abercrombie, Enoree River, J. P. Gray,
O. C. Cox and others, known as the old
Patterson home place. Price $7,500.00
112 acres land bounded by lands of
W. P. Harris, Enorco river, J, 11.
Abercrombie and others. Price $2,000.00
200 acres land, Waterloo township,
bounded by lands of estate of W. T.
Smith, J. R. Anderson and Saluda riv
er. Price $2,.r)00.00.
One lot in city of I.aureus, nicely
located, six room cottage, containing
5-8 acres. Price $2500.00.
268 acres in Waterloo township, nice
dwelling, two tenant houses, good out
building, bounded by lands of J. R.
Anderson, 1). C. Smith and others,
known as the home place of the late
Dr. J. R. Smith. Price $3,600.00.
200 acres land, bounded by lands of
Mrs. Jesse Teague, Jno. Watts, Dr.
Fuller, dwelling and tennent houses, 1
horse farm in cultivation. Prico
200 acres in Chesnut Ridge section,
bounded by lands of Mrs. .Jessie Martin,
Jno. Watts, Dr. Fuller and others.
Dwelling and tenant houses. Four
horse farm in cultivation. Known as
the Fannie Hudgens place. Price per
2 acres land in the City of I.aureus,
on East Main Street, bounded by prop
erty of Mrs. Catharine Holmes and oth
ers. Price $1,300.
88 acres in Young's township, bound
ed by lands of .lohn Burdcttc, S. T.
Garrett, W. 1'. Harris and others. Co
acres in cultivation, good dwelling, two
tenant houses. Price $1,850.
103 acres near Mt. Olive Church,
Waterloo township, known as part of
the Washington place, two dwelling and
necessary out-buildings. Price $15.00
42 acres bounded by lands of the
Badgett farm, J. O. C. Fleming, W. .1.
Copeland, one dwelling and out-build
ing. Price $2,250.00
J. N. Leak
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds. Gray Court, S. C.
The Lucky Day of *===
Was Tuesday, June the Twenty-Third.
In the advertisement of our JUNE SALE we announced that
we would make the business of one day during the sale absolutely
free to our customers, and in accordance with that announcement
we will return in cash the amount of each and every purchase
made on June 23rd, on presentation of duplicate bill of such pur
I chase on or bei ore Wednesday, July 15th.
Our Big July Cash Sale
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Laurens, ?--..?? . South Carolina.
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