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LAURENS, S. C. FEBRUARY 24. 1009.
THE CITY LiUKAKY.
With shame we confess the fact
that little lias been said recently in
the editorial column of the Advertiser
relative to the city library. No reason,
except the vast number of things we
have had under consideration) can be
assigned for this neglect. But wo
hope none will question our attitude
on the subject.
If tie re is one thing thai a town
should have it is a library. We had
a dispensary once, a positive wrong;
Lau re us has practically no library, n
negative wrong. This is in nowiso u
disparagement of the noble efforts
of n few good women; it is a rebuke
to the vast number of people who are
Utterly uninterested in the matter.
Just a few mote such members as
those who now comprise the Library
association, and 1.aureus would have
an institution worthy of herself. All
honor to those who have maintained
the city library. Shame on those who
care nothing for it.
Is it necessary for a newspaper In
a city the size of I.aureus to take up
space urging people to read good hooks
and good papers? Do the parents of
these hoys who are continually and
habitually loafing the streets, need
instructions along lines which they
should know perfectly? Are these
good fathers and mothers aware of
the fact that their hoys are devour
ing Messe .lames." "Frank Merriwell"
"Nick Carter" and BUCh like; and arc
acquiring the vulgar knowledge of the
streets? Do these parents, themselves,
read good literature, thereby setting
u proper example? We cannot hut
believe that they are fulfilling their
divinely-imposed obligation?ill a large
degree at least. In fact, we know
they realize their obligation; but, are
their taking advantage of all their
opportunities, both to provide for the
young people and for their own
benefit? No. Why? becnuso they
have not provided all adequate library.
It lakes time for everything, we
know. lint sometimes we take too
loiiu:. especially in educational enter
prises. I .a n re us needs a well equipp
ed library and needs it now. Let
<?.!< a Individual realize his or her obli
gation In the matter, and success i.^
assured. And by way b? parenthesis
we remark that Hie ciiy should do
what i; promised and keep the small
appropriation paid up. We should
bo glad to heor seme expressions on
this subject, which by all menus,
should he agitated. Latircns needs a
library; Ii can ill afford to be without.
TO Ol'? < lilTK'S,
Both the Columbia State and the
SpUrttinbtir; Journal have taken (is
to task, and In just as few words as
possible WO shall endeavor to explain
our position on these two matters.
The spar*, an burg Journal objects to
the sentence, "You can't keep a good
man down" hi reforonco to Mr. .las.
a. [toyi (.f Columbia whom wo were
complimenting and wishing well In
his new enterprise; namely, tho j>ro?
p ?.se<1 afternoon paper for Columbl,
The Journal says that any man hold
ing the position of Columbia corros*
pendent Of the News and Courier is
by no means "down", In reply we
beg 10 say that "down" is a relative
term; no matter how responsible the
position now held by Mr. Iloyt, If he
Steps iii> a idt. his former position is
necessarily down" as compared to
Our Columbia contemporary has
just grounds for taking as up on the
word "fakirs" when applied to certain
> senators who have criticized the dlB
pensary winding-up Commission for
needless expenditure of the states
funds. By all means the word should
have been "fakers", and we plead the
usual "typographical error" And
yet, this is where our critic itself falls
into error, saying that WO could not
have meant the word "fakir" and that
"fjiker" was "one who may he a pick
pocket, or a dealer in fakes". These
two definitions do not cover the mean
ing in which The Advertiser used it
the definition which Tho State rails
to mention: one who dccolvos. That
was our Idea exactly that those sen
ators, either know nothing of economy
or they wero rudenvoring to deceive
their constituents by their criticism
of the commission.
since turn about is fair play we
should like to enquire of The State
where under the sun it gets authority
for using Hi" word "plum" In the line
"Lleil Law Plum Dead." There is a
word spelled plumb which means "en
tirely, wholly" etc. whic h may well he
used to tit the occasion referred to.
hut we pave always thought of "plum"
as something sweet and juicy, such as
a tine political appointment?-under
Taft or Bryan, it matters not which.
And again, we ask: what kind of a
Mason is a "Monster Mason"? The
State says that the "Preshlent-Klect
Is Made a Monster Mason." "Also,
what is a "Keduceduty"
All of which goes to show that this
writer is a very close reader of the
Columbia Slate and thoroughly enjoys
every hit of it: whether or not this
is damaging evidence we leave for
other critics to decide. As for us we
respectfully refer the misdoings of
The Slat.> and the Spartanhurg Jour
nal to tiie tender mercies of the Char
lotte Observer and the Norfolk Laud
Should receive your most careful
attention, because in buy ing this
Hue we may make or loose quite
a nice little sum in the run of a
year. There are so many' little
things that a small saving on
each would amount to enough to
Tuder our economical cash
system of doing business we save
you money on every bill you buy.
Kingam's Country Cured
Hams 14 I-2C.
20 lbs. Sugar $1.00.
Fine line Coffee trie, 15c, 20c, 23c.
j J. W. PAYNE
The Cash Grocer
Next door to Palmetto BanK.
('apt a roil F.scnpcd forger.
Mr. .1. it. Plnson, who lives three
miles soitih of Cross Hill, received
Wednesday a reward of $2? for the
capture of an escaped convict, wanted
in Dnnlolsvillo, Ca.. for forgery.
(Irmly Butler, a young white man.
came to Air. Plnson's on January !7.
asking for Imploymenl 0:1 the farm,
lie was poorly clad, All hut naked,
and Mr. PIII8011 took him i:i and pro
vided for his wants. Suspecting the
1..an. he made inquiries which resulted
in his Idontillcatlon by the (J cor gin au
thorities, to whom he was turned over
and taken back 16 DiillielsvillO.
One s.ni fool a crying m ed without
crying ahottl it.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
Not tee Ail persons holding claims
against tho estate of Rev. s. c. Todd
are horeby notified to present same
at once to the me. c. c. Fcather
stone, Administrator. 28*3(
lor Kent The G. Wash Hunter
land, near Clinton and Lydia mills,
consisting of in Or 1- horse farm. Kor
further Information, see Augustus
Huff. Receiver, Lnurens, s. c. js-:;
Wanted To buy all kinds of furs;
will pay the top of the market for
thoin, S. Poliakoff, I.aureus. S. C. It
..Wanted Rollahle, energetic man to
sell lubricating oils, greases and paints
in Laureus and adjoining counties.
Salary or coiumisioit. Address
Fairfax Refining Co., Cleveland, Ohio.
Tor Sale llnstlllg's Pug Pank
Ace .ant Cotton Seed, limited quantity,
$1.25 per bushel for quick orders.
Alexander's Money-Maker. 85 ets.
Oinned on private gin and are sound.
Address. ('. Connelly, Nichols. S. C. _'t
OatS A nice lot of Rod Pest Proof
Oats 011 hand for Spring sowing. Sul
livan's Store, I.aurens. S. C. It
Wlllltoil Pupils who wish instruc
tion in Drawing. Terms. $1.50 per
month ithree lessons a week). Cor
further particulars, see Miss S. P.
Peaty arty hour Friday afternoon, at
the residence <>r Rev, .1. L. McLIn, 113
Sullivan street. It
For Rout Two rooms over store
with water and sewerage connections.
J, II. Sullivan. Laurens. S. C It
For Sale Limited amount of fine
ToOlo, Cl'OSland and King cotton seed.
Also. 10 bushels Marlboro Prolific
seed corn. According to experiment.
til bulletins this is best corn on mar
ket; $2.0 1? per bUSliel. Also, eight
hofcs r<ady for killing ?100 to 150
pounds each. Apply to W. d. Ryrd,
U. P. I). No. :;. Linnens. S. C. 30-31
For Sale, Rffgfl Single Comb Rhode
Island Red Rggs for hatching. Set
ting of 13 for $1.00. Apply to C. D.
Moseloy, Laurens. S. C. 1
HARMONY SCHOOL CELEB HATES.
Exercises In Honor of Washington's
Harmony, Feb. 20th?A large crowd
attended the celebration of Washing
ton's Birthday al Poplar Springs
School and were delighted with the
The exerdBO all the way through
thai the teacher. Miss Alma Wallace,
had taken a great interest in prepar
ing them for the occasion.
The program for the celebration
1? Recitation February by Davy Wood
2? Song "Washington's Christmas
party" by the school. i??Recitation
"My Country's little son" by Gerald
Baldwin, 4?Recitation "Like Great
Washington" by Henry Wood .">?A
Lesson in Numbers" by eleven little
children. Recitation "Our Flag" by
Carroll Oddell ,7?Recitation dip and
I" by Huston Simpson. S?Recitation
"His Fame,, by Eula Culbertson !??
"Patriatlo Alphabet" by 26 girls and
boys 10- ?Recitation "Why Should the
Spirit of Mortal he proud" by Ethel
Comp ton 11?-Rending "While at
Havehill" by Sarah Hughes 12?Recit
ation "Tis splendid to live so grandly"
by Eugene Wood 13?Recitation I'm
a beautiful Red Drum" by Farrar Wal
ker 1 I ?Coronation of Washington by
four little Kills. Quartette. 16-tO Wash
ington "by El well Watklns it -Recit
ation "Over the way" by Mary Ridge
way is Recitation "Roy's make men"
by Wilberi Wood. 10?-Essay by Miss
Alma Wallace 20?Recitation "Dlfter
eiice of time by E/.oll Watkns 21 ?
Recitation "Washington's kiss" by
Capers Wood 22 ?"Prophecy of Excel
sior Llberary society" by Clarence
Simmons 2:'.?"The George Washington
of to day" by Henry Simpson 2.".?Song
"Bonnie Mine Flag" by school.
DR. W. .1. It A LEX TINE DEAD.
..Aged Physician of Princeton Dies
While Visiting in Greenville.
Harmony Feb. 20th?Our community
was strickened with sorrow last moii
lay morning when it was reported that
Dr. W. .1. Balentine had died on Sun
Jay morning at the home of his son, i
W. C. Balentine in Greenville city
while on a visit to that place. The |
remains were brought here on monday
where the funeral was Preached by '
llov. .1. O. Martin of Ware Shoals assis
ted by Rev. G. M. Sexton of Princeton.
After the funeral the body was ear- |
ried to the old family burlng ground
and laid to rest. A large crowd of
relatives and friends were present.
Dr. Balentine was about seventy years
of age at the time of his death; has
been a practicing physician in this
community for over forty years. He
was a good physician, a good citizen,
a good neighbor and a good deacon
in the Baptist Church of long standing.
lb- leaves a widow and two child
ren and a number of relatives to
mourn his death.
Definition of "1 rggmii n."
Among the "Questions ami Answers"
in the Sunday News of February 21st.
appotirs the U.Mowing: I would thank
you, If you can do so without incon
venience, to glvd mo the d (inition and
origin of the word "yoggman." J. W. s.
As to the word "yoggman," William
A. Piiikerloh glvi a (lie follow ing dcllu.
itlon oi' the word and <l iseripllon of
He- lypo. A particiilary clever thief
among tho gypsies is selected as tho
"yegg," or thief, and the name has now.
1.ii adopted hy another class of
wanderers. H.e most desperate of tho
"hoboes." The "yeggmah" arc "hiss
ed with tho most desperate criminals
which the police have to contend.
Most of thonl base been merchanice,
railroad men, Iron workers, cct, who
have lost their employment through
labor troubles, or other onuses, have
become tramps and dually criminals.
They operate in hand of from four to
six or < Iglil men,, robbing as n rule,
post offices, hanks and stores in small
towns, where tho police protection is
slight. Tiny go heavily, armed and
do not hesitate to shoot to kill.
\ew Enterprises AI ('Union.
Clinton, Fob, 20. Several business
enterprises have been launched in
Clinton in the past month or two
which have not been chronicled. Mr.
!'. 3. Bailey has opened n racket store
at It. P. Vance's old stand. Mr.
Lwart/.inan has opened n dry goods
and Clothing store in um? of the rooms
of Mr. It. L. Wright's handsome new
building on North Broad. Mr. Fowler
is gotting ready to open a grocery
store in the hotel block. Mr. Kontos,
a native Creek, has opened an attract
ive candy kitchen in the Cold Buster
building next door to Dillard and
Keeling at Warrior ( reek Cllttfch.
On Sunday morning at I I o'clock
there will he hold a missionary rally
at Warrior Creek Baptist church under
the auspices of the Laymen's mission
ary movement, at which Rov. C. Lewis
Fowler of Clinton will he the principal
spefaker. Mr. c. M. Bobo of this city
will also make an address on that
occasion. The public nro cordially
Don't wait for the spirit to move
you , move the spirit.
Are You Satisfied?
You take no chances when you buy Southeastern policies.
Nothing is estimated, therefore you KNOW--and
Our policies read: "The Cash Value of this Policy at the
end of twenty years shall be $1,000"
If good, clean life insurance is what you are looking for re
member I am looking for Y O U .
outfjea?tern Hilt 3fttSu Co.
BROADDUS EST ES
NOTICE TO CftEA>* STREAMS,
stale of South Carolina,
County of i.aureus.
Pursuant to an Act of the General
Assembly of South Carolina, provid
ing thoreior, the County Ronrd of
Commissioners for Laurens County.
si.:;e aforesaid, docs hex-by order
tiiid fix the following dates for the
cleaning of streams within said
county during the year 1901), to wit:
All stream.; within said county shall
he cleaned out, as required by law,
during the period beginning Febru
ary 1st, and ending March ::ist, and
thai they shall again bo cleaned with
in the period beginning July 1 r.th and
ending August ?lst, IflOi). V
All lami owners and persons in
charge of lands within the county are
uerehy notified and required to clean
their streams within the above named
Dono ai Laurens, s. c, In roghlnr
annual meeting this 7th day of Janu
ary, A. i >. lOOfj;
:i. 13. H CM BERT,
County Clerk. L'7-lt
1 here's no room
for us lower down, we
visit the Photographic
Conventions and keep
posted as to the latest
and best in our line.
We have changed
our prices, many of
them lowered. Anew
line of novelty mount=
ings very attractive.
Gr.King's New LifePifBs
Tho best in tho world.
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In '*',r? vo?*.
Seaport ?ho I!oivd Physician in
?w iLioaditiiJ New York HospiiaJl
oKi tho Cure of Cate.rrh.
"A few years ngo wo considered li:'
\vo were doing wull ii wo on red ton p< ."
cunt< ol I ho cases of catarrh bro igl
to us, but since 11io Introduction ?
*'Bloodine" Into our hospital wo euro
more I hail '.i;> per ceni. of all; ho C?u 1 i
ofCatanii in iis various forms brought
tons. Cuturrh of tho Jlcatl, Catarrh
oi* tho Eyes, Catarrh of tho Bladder
and Uretha, Catarrh of tho largo In
t ? i lues, ('atii rrh <d' i ho Larynx, Feh i ?
Catarrh, Catarrh of (ho Throat,, air!
Catarrh of tho Stomach are quickly
cured with "Bloodlne." It builds new
tissues, gives now energy, new life,
new blood find s; rongi Ii to any parti ?*
the body attacked by the Catani a;
Bloodlne Is n powerful tonic, now
Ishing food medicine, composed ot
valuable tonlo stimulants obtained
fivn vegetable drugs. "Bloodlne
<? ' "Mi ??. no narcol i'-s or o( her danger'
Otis d ? . i which merely deaden pain
tepi; rarlly, hul (L'lvo no pormnnon'j
feli< or curl the Cause of rour di.ieaia:.
"lilcodinc Is h powerful body builder
and blood . .(?:: it is the! est roll t d '
l:/)0wn \<, the medical piohsslon '<?
o-nrlch thin waten bloflfl und suppl
Iacv, : :c!i rv.il bleed to tl.O whole bod
FRi-:r. - T? orovo tt a wondi rl ii
werlta of BLOO'i>15JE wo will mail ? ?
lnrr"* samples in* tie for 10 cents 111 uil?
ver or i tuuoa K,r postuge*
DR. B. F. POSEY
Laurens, S. C.
Curd dt' Thanks.
Through tho Advertiser, Cnpt, P. .J,
Duckolt und family o( Clinton, wish
10 thank their many friends tor the
valuable assistance rendered by them
when his residence was dostroyod hv
Lnughtor expands tho chest, and
forces the poisoned air from the least
used lung cell.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears tho ^^Tr y/&7T "
Signature of C4k&ffi&?&*