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1 Two Evils. I
UY H. CLYDE GODFREY. !t
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This world contains many evils, but I
wish to speak of only two: liquor and
tobacco. Liquor is fatal to both soul
and body when indulged in. It is fatal
to the body because it wrecks the nerves,
numbs the sensibilities and degrades
and lowers that high standard of char
acter given to man by the Creator.
And when the habit of liquor drinking
is once formed oh how hard it is to give
it up. Seldom is it ever given up till
death steps in and claims the poor vic
tim. Liquor brings on man many dead
ly diseases which soon cause death.
Physicians will tell us that a great, per
centage of those in insane asylums are
there from the liquor habit. Oh, how
sad if they had only taken heed before
it was too late. Now I have shown the
effects of liquor on the body. Let's see
its elt'ects upon the immortal sovd.
God's word says in I Cor., 6-19, 20
verses, "What? Know ye not that
your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost, which is in you, which ye have
of God, and ye are not your own?"
"For ye are bought with a price.
Therefore glorify (Jod in your body and
in your spirit which are God's." Then
again in the 10th chap, and .'51st verse
will be found these words: "Whether,
therefore, ye eat or drink or whatsoever
ye do do all to the glory of God."
These words are commands from God
to men. Can we drink liquor to God's
glory? I answer plainly no. Can we
drink liquor as a beverage and be saved?
I again answer no. Then how does li
quor affect the soul? It stains and blots
the soul in this present world and in the
one to come sinks it forever beneath
the flames of hell. Dear reader, do
you tipple with this deadly stuff? If
so, let me beg you for the sake of your
own soul and for the sake of our Lord
to leave off its use, for it not only
causes natural death, but causes man
to die the second death both soul and
I have defined to you the effects of
liquor. Now let's look for a moment
at the effects of tobacco. Tobacco
like liquor has its telling effects upon
the body in that it causes disease to
prey upon the health of man. Now its
effects upon the soul. Can man use to
bacco to the glory of God? I think not.
The effects of tobacco is like unto that
of opium, morphine, etc., especially
when used in the form of cigarettes.
Therefore, tobacco injures the temple
in which man dwells or rather the soul
of man. In some cases tobacco using
might be termed slow suicide for it of
ten leads to a premature grave.
Christian friends, I leave these
thoughts with you believing that your
own conscience will tell you to leave off
the use of this poison. I for one am
not w illing to meet God in the judgment
With this question undecided. I will
abstain from its use, won't you?
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says .1. W. Jenkins, of Chapel Hill, N.
C. "1 am convinced it's the best salve
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my thumb and it never fails to heal
every sore, burn or wound to which it
is applied. 25c. at I.aureus Drug Co.'s
and Palmetto Drug Co.'s drug stores.
' 'Strongest in the World
for the South, and Strongest
in the South for the World."
SRNI) B, I). SMITH TO THE SENATE.
Sonic Qood Reasons Why He Should
Re,) 2scnl South Carolina in that
Some of the politicians hnv6 charged
that Hon. E. I). Smith has used the
Southern Cotton association as a means
of rjding into office, but the thinking
man, the farmer, the real producer of
wealth and even the businessman, must
admit that the work done by E. 1>.
Smith throughout the South and in
South Carolina particularly, has brought
more money to the farmer, the mer
chant, the doctor, the lawyer and to
every other class than that of any other
man who has espoused the c ause of the
South. His work has brought results;
the increased price of cotton which Mr.
Smith and his associates are largt ly re
sponsible for bringing about, has made
the people of South Carolina all of
them?more prosperous than they have
ever been before.
Mr. Smith attended the University of
South Carolina and is an alumnus of
Wofford college, lie received Ins mas
tor's degree at Vandcrbilt university,
the great Methodist institution of the
lie conies of distinguished ancestors,
being a brother of the lamented Bishop
A. Coke Smith,
Mr. Smith is an orator of national
repute and would be able h? Id his
own with the "giants" of the senate.
With Smith in the United States sen
ate South Carolina would . ... .1 come
into her own and be hea rd I >n by the
rest of the country. Mr. f> dill has a
world of energy; he wool nol only
hold his own on the floor of the senate,
but his energetic work in the committee
room would count for South Carolina.
LETTKK FKOM W. W. KAY.
Because your prosperity and the de
velopment of the resources of the State
depend upon the price of cotton. He- 1
cause he has devoted the prime of his
life, in conjunction with others, to se
cure a prontablo price to tho producers
of cotton. Because he has spoken from
one end of the South to the other, arous
ing people on the question of the value
of cotton. He has demonstrated to all
classes, professions and vocations their
utter and complete dependency on the
price secured for cotton. He has con- j
vinccd the merchant, tho doctor, the,
lawyer and the preacher that the light
for high priced cotton was as much,
their tight as tho tight of the producers. ;
He has awakened the people to tho right
of the producer to a voice in fixing the
price ot cotton, lie has denied and dis-1
nutcd the right of the Now York and
Liverpool Cotton Exchanges to place a
price on tho cotton of Southern farmers.
He has attacked and exposed the out- j
rageotis methods of Cotton Exchanges
and Hucket Shops. He has been the
eloquent spokesman of ton millions of
people in the South dependent upon tho
price of cotton, pleading for them, for
an equal opportunity in tifo for a fair]
share of the product of their labors and
self denial. lie has convinced them
that the South has a practical monopoly
of cotton. He has given the nest
thought of his life to the agricultural
interest of the South. Hy virtue of Ills
earnest study o? this great interest and
his ability to express himself forcibly
and eloquently ho is belter equipped
than any of his opponents to place be
fore the people of the United Stales
the claims and rights of the Southern
people. Ho began his light on behalf
of higher priced cotton at Shivveporl,
La., December, P.HM. Takt? the price
of cotton for the four years bofoi'C 1904
and see how much bolter the price;
have been since 1904. li is conceded by
all that no cause has. ever had a more
persistent. Untiring and eloquent cham
pion than E. D. Smith has been in the
cause of higher priced cotton. As a
result of higher priced cotton the farm
ers have become more independent, tho
homes more comfortable, the merchants
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Every Man, Woman and Child is cordially invited to attend this
great opening, assuring you in advance fair treatment, polite at
tention to all. Whereby you can come in touch with the newest
and most complete line of merchandise in the city of Laurens to=day.
T. C. Switzer has just returned from Baltimore and New York
where he gathered from every fashionable, latest and most popu=
lar creations in abundance. This Season's Hats will be variety of
coloring and trimmings. Be assured that we shall always be first
^ to show the newest and correct styles. This department will be
5 under the direct management of Miss Clara Switzer, formerly with
\ the Hub, and Miss Fannie Mae Wright, of this city, whose ability
2^ and excellent judgment of which the feminine public is well aware,
6 will happily greet their many friends and patrons. Also, J. E.
$ Switzer, formerly with J. E. Minter & Bro., and Hiss Lizzie Switz=
^ er, who has been with O. B. Simmons & Co., will be glad to greet
Next Door Enterprise Bank. Learn the Way to the New Store.
Laurens, S. C.
more prosperous, the hanks more nu
merous and :.I l onger, the school houses
larger and more attractive, the lawyer
lias collected his fees, the doctor his
hills and the preacher his subscription.
For this work he has practically re
ceived no compensation. Show your
appreciation of the work of E. D. Smith
by casting your vote for him on Sep
tember 8th. With the salary of a United
States senator and the prestige of the
; position he will be in a netter position
than ever to tight this great battle for
the people of the South.
Read the estimation of representative
Southern men on the work of E. 1).
Smith in their respective States:
"I consider E. D. Smith's power ami
influence in organizing the Southern
Cotton association in this State as su
(Signed) "W. 1.. FOSTER,
"U. S. Senator from La. and Mem
ber of the Executive Committee South
ern Cotton Association."
"The help of E. D. Smith to the
Cotton Growers of North Carolina can't
he overestimated. He did a great work
for us and we appreciate his efforts.
(Signed) "C. C. MOORE,
"President N. C. Div. of the South
ern Cotton Association."
"The three years' work of E. I >.
I Smith of education alone I ho lino of Or
ganization of the <? ?II. r ? f
Alabama has been of i icsiimahlc value.
(Signed) "OilAS. L. tlAY,
"Member Executive Committee \ia
bamn Dlv. Southern Cotton A oeia
"1 regard the work of i.. D. Smith
that lias been carried on through the
Cotton association for I he oust four
years as worth millions or dollar: to the
people of Louisiana ai he h.
(Signed) "PAUL M. POT'I .
"Member of House II preset ii live
1 and President La. Div. S. C, V
"The work of E. D. Smith in Ii hall
of the cotton growers of i'ox: has
boon brilliant and mo I i lf< No
Ione has presented the question oi han
dling and selling cotteti of the ...
with as much effect and ' qu< i a
(Signed) "R. T'. MIL> Lit
"Com. of Agriculture State of
"E. I). Smith's serv'K . > :
growers in Texas of < ?? rcu
value. Would like to linv< mil i'exas
for next ten years.
(Signed) "J. C. RICKEY.
''Member Ex. Com
Don't bo misled by ihn w I he
last hour circulate fid e r<
had their opportunity to make their
charge at each campaign meeting where
Smith spoke. Such method; ire utterly
unworthy of honorable men and should
influence no one.
VV. W. RAY,
Congarcc, S. ('.
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More Goods for
Same Goods for
URNS' CUT PRICE DEPT. STORES
FIVE STORES: 2 Laurens, 1 Greenwood, 1 Spartanburg \ sderson, South Carolina.
ALL SELLING SAML GOODS FOR Li:
Friend, spend your money with a cash store and get the full benefit of spot cash prices. We buy big lots
of goods for all of our stores, and we reach down and turn up rock bottom prices which are ten
to fifteen per cent less than other merchants buy same goods for and then we are satis=
fied with a small profit which saves you five to fifteen per cent. You see we first
save you ten to fifteen percent in buying and five to fifteen in selling.
This makes a saving to you of L6 to .'50 per cent. We sell for cash and you have no bad debts to help , .... here, You get your money's worth here every time. You
ask how did we build such a big business in 11 years? The above ( xplains it all.
J. C. Burns & Company
Originators of Cut Trices.
Red Iron Racket j.c.?ur?,Scc.P.?>o
Originators of Cut Prices. \f
Selling Same Goods for Less Money.