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LAURENS, S. C. AURCH 31, 1909.
ONE YEA It.
(Today one year ago. the present
Qdltor of ThO Advertiser came to
Trusting that the readers of this
paper will suffer him a personal
word on this occasion, it is his desire
to oxpress to the poople of the county
Mb heartfelt thanks for their uniform
feindnoss and hospitable treatment.
'Ill:- year ha;, gone by with startling
?rapidity, largely because of tin pleas
ure? and good feeling that have char
ttCterJ/.cd the islng days. Laurens
is the best town of it: size in the
State; it is a good place to live: i* is
11 good place U) work.
MiUty changes have taken place in
the Khort months of tue past year,
ami h* .-pace permitted would be a
pleasure to recite them. Hut the
amn'iiii of building anl public Im
provement that lias !>' ??!> realized is
too great to pass over without notice,
it WoUld startle tl-.c people to know
OXOCtly bow man;, dollars have been
spent in Laurens on new buildings
during the past twelve months: and
thon over $10,000 have been expended
Oy t.ho city in permanent work on the
ptiblh square; the merchants have
made considerable lay-out in im.
proving their places of business; the
school district has erected one of
Thn finest graded school buildings in
the whole state; while the railroads
have spent thousands of dollars in
building tracks and steel bridges.
Man;/ new business Arms have been
organized, and new people have come
to the city; Laurens has grown per
ceptibly in the year.
Not least among the changes
"wrought is the removal of the county
'dispensary last November; Laurens
repudiated the system and took her
l>laoe among her sisters of the Pied
Lmring the past twelve months the
writer has hail something to say on
uiinopt every subject of public Inter
est; many of those utterances may
have been better and more Ingeniously
expressed, but the principle and sub
StanCO of which he still holds unal
May the next year be the best in
Che history of Laurens.
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Oi:H OW\ DEAR SMITH.
Never in our long years of export
onc? have we been so shocked, so out
raged as by the wanton assault upon
>OUr OWn dear Senator Smith made by
one II. B. ('. Bryant, the Washington
correspondent to the Charlotte Ob
server. Note the villlanotlS attack:
"South Carolina has sent to Wash
ington i lie las' straw for the camel's
bach in the person of the lion. Fal
Smith, senator of the United states.
Who is thin. wiry, sallow and wears
?a. Mptckleci tie and short coat, and car
ries a lOOSe and oily tongue, which
wag;? constantly. The general Im
pression here is that Smith got in the
wrong pew die should he in the house
Instead of the senate. He seems to
At in nicely with the lion. Tom Heflin.
the Hon. Henry Clayton and the Hon.
Wyatt Alken, and judging from the
time that he spends on the floor of the
riouve. giving and receiving advice, he
would feel more at home there. Af
ter trials-ami tribulations, and months
? of labor, the Palmetto state brought
forth a gnat last summer, But. Smith
?b paid to he a great entertainer on
?he stump, an accomplished wind
jammer, who covers much ground but
does not reach the fertile soil of
thonpht. It is reported at the capitol
that fie is going to deliver himself of
*one or more characteristic speeches
SOOT). Pat McGoWan and Dr. McOhee
Trill be there to gather the honey as
And this appears In a North Caro
lina newspaper, Mow dare he call
vmr Senator a "gnat"? Very true It
is that tie Palmetto State, out of
groat tribulation and trial, brought
forth a senator last Slimmer; but who
Suspected his real identity as that of
a gnat? surely Intelligence guides
Ihn people of our State in their selec
tion of a senator, and the bOSt man
was Sleeted, Tin re was Bumpkin,
a mighty good man in the race; and
there was our good friend .Martin
fthero were others in the race, good
men, who would have made fine sena
tors; surely South Carolina did not
select si gnat out of all this Mood ma
terlal. We resent this attack from
that fellow Bryant.
We had hoped that our own dear
Smith, the farmers' friend, would he
popular in Washington; no matter
how he dresses, nor even if he vio
lates all the dignified customs of the
"august senate'*; he is a smart man.,
and he will raise the price of Cot to 11
to fifteen cents before congress ad
journs. Just watch him; Bryant is
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THE REALITY OF LOVE.
Under the above caption a writer
dolivers himself of some very excel
lent sentiments about love, arguing
its reality and its endurance. He
"If it Is our choice lo he men. we
must take down the sorrows of men.
11 it is our privilege to bo living souls,
we must accepl all thai goes with thai
privilege. it Is HOl true that life Is
only u vapor, nor is it true that we are
chasing empty phantoms of joy. The
love of the human heart is the most
real and the most beautiful of all real
ities. Tho richest gift of our man
hood ami our womanhood is this gift
of human affection. It is the love
that joins us together as brothers and
sisters, fathers, mothers, children and
comrades, husbands and wives : -
pan Ions, alike in joys and sorrow*.
Whatever the length of tint* may >
to have had something of thfcs ? VQ
have experienced the supreave privt
. ti hood. 1 -
While we as:re? most hearti'.y with
the expressed sentiments, and in fact
think them most excellent it v.jil be
difficult to convince the young man
or maiden of their truth in its entire
ty. That first little love affair, upon
which the young heart thinks time
ond eternity depend, which they
swear will he the only true and last
ing affection of their hearts, passes
away like the early dews before the
morning sun. And though the youth
ful lovers may for a time think that
life is empty and the world cruel and
hard, lime soon heals the wounded,
broken hearts and life Is again bright
and happy. Youthful hearts cannot
he persuaded that this love was not
"horn of sense."
However, the last sentence of the
above quotation is a striking state
ment, full of rich thought. It calls
to mind a familiar quotation from
"I hold it true whate'er befalls;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all."
Bishop Chandler has declared
against this "Live-like Christ" move
ment, declaring it. with many other
similar "movements" a failure. The j
Methodist bishop is right; others
should he as fearless in comdemning
these wild "movements" that are har
anguing and harassing the country.
In our opinion it is poor advice to tell
a man to "live like ChriSt"; better tell
him to live as Christ would have him.
a man, live.
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Representative Edwards of Georgia
wants his salary as Congressman cut
from $7..".on the year to $;>.uoi>. Well,
that may be all rlghl for a Georgia
congressman. but South Carolina
semis only high-priced representa
tives, wito are worth more than a
* * *
Anderson, In inviting Tail to visit
that city, lays herself liable to criti
cism by the "staunch, rock-ribbed
Democrats of the State.
? * ?
A whole lot of rubbish has been
said and written about toadyism, in
reference to the Smith's general hos
pitality to President Taft, a Republi
can. While we have no sympathy
with these gushing nothings, spouted
by many of the Southern papers, wo
see still less sense in the apparent
alarm on the part of others that the
foundations of Democracy are being
undermined by tin. se compliments
? * *
Quoting the words of tin unusually
refined, remarkably intelligent young
woman of the city we say: "the hats
this season are the work of a sense
less ?architect', not artist."
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The Charlotte Observer would like
fo bless the nuptials of .toe Cannon
ami Carrie Nation, such consummate
cruelty COUld emanate from only the
most hopelessly dopravod, black
hearted, concclonce-soared journal.
Telephone lines are fad linking
community with community, and hap
py we are to see i:. ,\ telephone is
an instrument of education.
? ? *
Clinton seoms to be thoroughly in
sympathy of the movement to build
a trolley lino connecting the two
cities. .lust a little hard work, and
the plan will succeed.
? o ?
Another bridge contract let by ihe
Supervisor; and thus we see the dam
ages of last August's flood disappear
ing) one by one.
* * ?
So President Taft had never heard
of the Mecklenburg Declaration of
Independence! That is the best yet.
However, there is one chance left for
the myth-worshippers: let them show
the genial Presidont that photograph
of Editors Caldwell and Komphill,
Standing arm in arm. on the I), ass
tablet laid in the center of Charlotte's
public square, commemorating the
much-disputed event. That picture
will be a fotchor.
The Origin of Lincoln.
President Lincoln's ancestry has
always made an Interesting question.
One tradition represents the war
President as the son of Jefferson Da
vis' father, another as the son of John
('. Calhoun. Both doubtless rest up
on nothing substantial except the
rather decided resemblance which
Calhoun. Davis and Lincoln shared,
although it is not difficult to believe
that lines of decent may somewhere
have crossed, connecting the Confed
! 'Utes and Federal Presidents by
blood as well by birthplace neighbor
hood. There are yet ether ingenious
tiieories. some of them proceeding
from i S?rth Carolina writer.
When we. approach the realm of
- ... :? y we find that Lincoln,
jorn -. tile JrcOtiet' home Of Thomas
vail ? lably oru '.awful wedlock.
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r:i* - rertifictite of Thomas Lincoln
I*. Ei almost universally agreed that
Xancj Hanks went to Kentucky from
Vircir.ia. ifter at '.east a temporary
resider-c-r .r. southwestern coun
ty of Scyth. Lincoln's own impres
sion upon the subject of his ances
try, especially as regards his mother,
are interest'-.::? set forth In Hern
don's biography. The occasion de
scribed was a drive with the author
to the county seat of Menard county.
Illinois, in 1859:
"During the ride he spoke for the
first time on her characteristics and
mentioning, or enumerating, '?hat
qualities he inherited from her. He
said, among other things, that she
was the illegitimate daughter of Lucy
Hanks and a well-bred Virginia farm
er or planter, and he argued from
this source came his powers of analy
sis, his logic, his mental activity. hi3
ambition and all the qualities that
distinguished him from the other
members and descendants of the
Hanks family. His theory in dis.
cussing the inherited traits had been,
that, for certain reasons illegitimate
children are oftentimes sturdier and
brighter than those born in lawful
wedlock, and in his case, he believed
that his better nature and finer qual
ities came from this broad-minded,
unknown Virginian. The revelation
?painful as it was?called up the
recollection of his mother, and as
the buggy joggled over the road he
added ruefully, God bless my mother;
all that 1 am or ever hope to be I
owe to her" and immediately lapsed
Lincoln, though his great fame ar
ise principally from a most fortun
ate series of events, certainly possess
ed remarkable qualities. Who ever
his father by blood?and Thomas
Lincoln may well have been?those
qualities did not spring from nothing.
His own story Of his mother's origin
would go far in explanation. It is
to bo hoped that Lincoln centenary
year will not pass by without throw
ing some additional light upon tills
Opening Books of Subscription.
Hooks of subscription to the capi
tal stock of Home Building and Loan
Association of Laurens. S. ('.. a cor
poration to be organized to do a gen
ernl building and loan business, and
Issuing stork upon the serial nlan.
will be opened at the Enternrlso Hank
on Thursday, Anrll 1st. 1900, at in
o'clook. a, m? pursuant to commission
from the Secretary of State.
Authorized efloltal stock $10.000
Initial, and $600,000 ultimate, par
value $100 nor share, payable One
dollar per month unt'l maturity,
chas. IT, Roper,
A. c. Tedd,
Notice to Farmers' rnlon.
The Latirehfl County Colon will
ni"ot at L.mrons C. II.. \nril 6th, Let
ovt.v L'nlon send delegates as busi
ness of Invinrtanee must bo attended
to. By order of the prosldcnt.
Unfits Dunlap, Co. see.
I ocal farmers' Union,
The Laurens Local Union is urged
to meet (iii April 3rd, to eloci dele
gates to the County Union,
W. M, 11 by. Sec.
RETAILERS AND NEWSPAPERS
II??? I ho Non-Advertising Merchants'
( au Help in Two-fold Manner.
Wesley A. Stanger. Edltof of The
OIMce Outfltte-, Chicago, recently made
an address before a body ?>i retailers
In which he called attention u> the
value of the local newspapers. He
said in part: ?
? The local newspaper is the great
est thing the retailer has it' he will
use it right hut the majority, or* at
least a large proprotion do not know
how. They are too prone to believe
that the editor will take en re of their
Interests whether they look after him
or not. This is dead wrong. if
merchants as a class would only
take advantage of the opportunities
that the local newspapers afford them,
they would reap reward far beyond
their fondest dreams. While self
possession is the first law of nature,
it is a very noticeable fact that ed
itors of local papers have a ha hit of
letting self interest no to the limit
when it comes to a question of serv
ing the community. Tor this they
are entitled to recognition which they
" l iiere are many editors in prosper
ous localities who have been labor
ing ceaselessly and earnestly in the
interests of the community for the !
best interests of all combined, letting
their own selfish interests take a
back seat. They have boosted the
merchants individually and boosted
them all and boosted the community.
No doubt the retailers have oncour-}
aged them as far as sentimental |
encouragement goes. They have
undoubtedly sai l that they approved |
i? t * editor's methods and called I
Kim "good boy." but in how many ;
cases have they fallen short in the
real encouragement that counts?
How often have they neglected to use;
columns, thinking that they were
clever In it? In failing to patronize
him they have too often killed the |
goose that laid the golden egg.
"Every retail merchant should j
mako up his mind that he will not
permit the ? reat advantage that the
local paper offers him to go by un
used. You must get behind your
'.ocal editor and push for all you are
worth. He gives you two dollars
hack for every dollar you invest with 1
him. He furnishes for you at his own
expense one of the biggest assets you
possess: the medium through which
to let the people know what you have
to sell. Within recent years the ?
mail order proposition has been some
what bothersome. The editors of the
country papers have alone more than
all other influences combined to win
business back into normal channels ,
and to reconvert the farmers to the |
logical belief in home trading. Has I
this been fully appreciated by the
retailers? The editor prints your
advertisements the way you want
them throughout the community
and surrounding country and bring !
business to >our store. He refuses
to take profit from your enemy, when
the enemy will pay him more and
larger amounts than you will. He
refuses to accept business from .the
mail order store in the distant city,
and even goes further by telling -how
superior the local store Is to the
distant one. and detailing the advant
ages of buying at home.
" What do you do?
"Do not h t ft be said in your com
munity Cat you have let your editor's
work go unappreciated. Use his
paper. Make him prosperous and
yourself rich doing it. If you have
foolish ideas about the unproduct
iveness of newspaper advertising,
throw them off and try it out. One
try will prove nothing. If it is suc
cessful; so much the better, but the
constant use of the paper in an In
telligent manner will produce the re
sults. If your advertisements do not
pay It is because you do not provide
the right kind of copy. In almost
every case the newspapermen know
how to set your ad In an attractive
manner, but he Is not to blame if
you furnish him poor copy.
"The best friends any business man
in the world has, next to his wife, Is
the local newspapers and if ho does
not got full value for this friendship
. it is his fault, not tho editor's. The
editor of the average so called coun
try newspaper has done more to up
build his town and tho retailers in it
than all other Influences combined,
and it also follows that as an almost
unbroken rule, he Is tho least appro.
Clntod poison in his community.
"Cut loose from this narrow, selfish
way of doing things. IiOok to your
own interests by helping the local
newspapers. It Is a veritable gold
mlno, all yen have to do is to roach
out for nuggets. Itemember that
t!.(lltor has to oat and wear clothes
tho same as you do and what he sells
Is just as necessary to life and pros
perity as your merchandise. See
tl'.it he is the best cared for man In
town, for the local newspapers are
the greatest bulwark of America lib'
Orty and American prosperity. The
editor does not ask Charity. He
stands ready to re, iy you 100 per
cent, yes, r>oo per diu on every dollar
you spend with him, if you spend It
right, If you spend it wrong, do not
blame him. Line up your local
editor, then Uno up your local bank
er. Retailers In combination with
the blinkers und newspaper men of
the country will make an irresistible
force that Will bring about the grand
est success in the world. There Is
no power like the power of the coun
try press In America. Retailers
seem to have been late in realizing
this, but an intelligent use of the
local newspaper assures success and
prosperity. Get together with the
man who runs the paper in your town.
Treat it as it deserves. Give it half
what it gives you. and together you
will reach the goal you both seek.
All honor to the local newspapo and
the country editor.
MUNI FOH.MF.it liAUKEXS BOY.
Mr. l. s. Martin, of Portland, Oregon,
Writes The Advertiser.
Following is a letter from a former
citizen of Laurens county, thai will
doubtless interest many Advertiser
March 17th, 1909.
The Laurens Advertiser.
Laurens, s. C.
Dear Edltor: I am sending you
money order for two more years' sub
scription. Have been taking your
paper for three years and have not
missed more than three copies in that
time. 1 have noted a great improve
ment in The Advertiser since Mr.
Honey has taken charge. 1 ?et my
paper on the next Tuesday alter it is
printed on Wednesday. If any of
the Advertiser's staff are going to
visit A. V. I?. Exposition this summer
in Seattle why not lure your tickets
made to read via Portland and I will
try and show you a pleasant time
while in the city.
I have been Olli here almost four
years and like it very much yet. South
Carolina is hard to beat. Our win
ters are long anil dreary but not so
cobl. not as much so as upper South
Carolina. Our summers are delight
ful and it never gets very hot.
.1. S. Marlin.
233 Glisan Street.
SOMETHING ABOUT V All.Ml VPS.
Damage Worked By Pests Thai the
Government is Fighting.
"There is a pair of little owls over
in the tower of the Smithsonian In
stitute that raises a brood of young
ones ever}1 year, feeding them almost
exclusively on rats and mice," said
James A. Rice of St. Louis, to a
Washington Post reporter. "This I
learned from an attendance upon a
hearing of the committee on agricul- i
ture of the house the other day. The |
committee was considering the agrl- j
cultural appropriation bill, and Doc- I
tor Merriam, chief of the biological
survey, was being heard. He told ;
the committee of the investigations '
that have been made by his bureau.
These two little owls, he said, in the
short time they have inhabited the ]
tower of the Smithsonian have de
stroyed at least 1,900 mammals, In- '
eluding meadow mice, held mice,
house mice and eon' n rats.
"It will be rect ' ? . that a year or
two ago congress .rlously consider
ed cutting out th. appropriation for
the maintenance of the biological
survey, but although It was cut out
by the house, the senate restored it.
The story told by Doctor Merriam,
chief of the survey, to the commit
tee on agriculture of the house, was
Hie most Interesting I have heard in
a long time. According to Doctor
Merriam, there an? 400,000,000 prai
rie dogs in the state of Texas and
210 of them will eat as much as a
steer. These dogs consume in a
year as much grass as 1,000,000 head
ofcattle. There are millions of
ground squiriuls in the state of Cali
fornia, and these squirrels Inhabit
2,000,000 acres of land, causing a loss
annually of more than $2,000,000.
"The State of Washington spends
$2,000 every year In lighting ground
squirrels. In Nevada the meadow
mice average 12.000 to the acre. It
is said that they eat SSOOO.OOO worth
of alfalfa every year, and Doctor Mer
riam estimates that the hawk, owl.
weevil, skunk ami coyote oat about
?tn.OOO of theso meadow mice daily;
but. In spite of this, It has been nec
essary to Introduce poison to prevent
the overrunning of the State with
these pests. Poisoned earth was
spread around promiscuously in an
effort to destroy theso mice, but It re
sulted In the destruction of the hawks,
owls and other predatory animals.
The department recently has resort
ed to the use of poisoned aflalfa. and
It Is believed that this is a solution of
"The average ration of a hawk or
owl, according to Dr. Merriam, is flf
teon mice a day."
Trlbble clothing Company the one
Stiff neck Is caused by rheumatism
of the muscles of the nook. It is us
ually confined to out; side, or to the
back of the neck and one side. While
It in often quite painful, quick relief
may be had by applying Chamberlain's
Liniment. Not one case of rheuma
tism in ten requires internal treat
ment. When there IS no fcer and
no swelling as in muscular ami chron
ic, rheumatism, Chamberlain's Lini
ment will accomplish more than any
Intornal treatment. for sab: by the
Laurcmt Drug Company.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
For Sale?The best Ii lb can of
Tomatoes for 10 cents. Excellent
sun-dried apples at 7 cents pound.
M. H. Fowler, Laurens, s. C. 35-11
Fur Sale?.Nice size Tomato plants,
ready for planting. Price 1"> cents
per dozen. Apply residence J. U.
Wanted?To buy all kinds of furs;
will pay the top of the market for
them. S. Pollakoff, Laurens, S. C. 41
Wanted:?The peoplo to remember
that my blacksmith shop is located in
front of B. W. .Martin's stables.
General repair work and horse shot1
lug a specialty. Satisfaction guaran
teed. C. T. Whitten.
Wauled You to list your property
With mo for sale; or if von want to
buy let me know your wants. Will
sell or buy for you?J, N. Leak. The
Real Instate man. Gray Court S. C.
For Sale Splendid harness horse,
six years old, Mahogany bay. large,
sound, stylish and fast. Apply to Dr.
w. H. Dial, Laurons, S. C. 32-tf
for Kent Two rooms over store,
with water and sewerage connections.
J. H. Sullivan, Laurens. S. C. 32-tf
For Sale A lot of nice baled Hay.
See J. Wade Anderson, Laurens, S.
For Kent Furnished rooms with all
modern conveniences. Apply at the
Episcopal Rectory. 33-tf
For Sale Highly Improved Prolific
Seed Corn. .May be had at J. B. Min
ier & Uro. store. Laurens, S. C. Price
*U.."?n per bushel. J, E. Minter. Se
dalia. S. C. 33-tf
Plumbing -Donk A "tlcliecknie,
practical plumbers, beg to announce
that they have opened a plumbing
shop on South Harper street and re
spectfully solicit a share of the busi
ness of the city. All work guaran
teed to be first class and all orders
entrusted to them will receive prompt
attention at a reasonable price.
'Phone address, Hotel Laurcus.
Is more than strong if
yon dont get flavor with the
strength you have very poor
coffee no matter how strong
When yon buy from us, you
get both strong and the
most delicate flavor.
Next time you want some
coffee, try some of our
15c, 20c, 23c, or 33c, goods
and you will want more
TEA SEASON is now
on and if you want the best
of Tea which of course you
do just inspect our line of
finely blended teas, and you
will have the problem of
where to buy the best teas
Vegetable Fresh from the
garden, Friday and Saturday
Fresh Beans, Tomatoes,
Irish Potatoes, Beets, and
J. W. Payne
The Cash Grocer
NcKt Door to Palmetto Hank.
Before you buy a new
Cotton Planter, we want to
show you the best one for
you to use. Because it will
save your seed. Time and
labor, that means money to
The Deere &
is the Best?there's several
reasons. I,ct us tell yon.
VOU Will Always find here the lar
gest and best line or Tile in different
colors and designs and at pipes that
will be money saved for von
H. M. &. B. H. WllkOfl ti. Co.