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>. L. BOSKY, Killtor.
ADVERTISER PRINTING COMPANY
l.AURENM, 8. C
Kates kok advertising. Ordinary
advertisements, per square, one inser
tion, $1.00; each subsequent insertion,
U\ cents, (liberal reduction made for
Obituaries: All over SO words, one cent
Notes of thanks: r'ive cents the line.
Entered at the postofflce at Laurens,
S. C. ai second cla.*.h mail matter,
LAURENS, S. C. APRIL 21. Ir*00.
TIIOMF I.IOI OK DEBTS.
Commenting on The Advertiser's
reply v. Its *-ioi11?mK?r of last week,
The News and Courier breaks out in
a n"w place in this matter of the
St;it*:'s liquor debts. At hint, it was
only a question as to "the morality
of the liquor debts." which In our
humble opinion, was answered fully
and satisfactorily. Now, our Charles
ton onternporary, proceeding with
its reasdnihg. which w<? admit i-> In
scrutable to us, Imputes the following
Ideac to the prohibitionists of th*
State: the Advertiser, while :?. i.i
Mir?: that the State dispensary a
\ i.l N I 1.1. HIST,
Homo t ? i j ?* - last v'-.:r. The Advertiser,
in tl.<: <r columns begg<?d the people
of the city anil county I ? ausist In
every way possible lo glvtl all tin
ne-As of the entire county; to send
us Items ol Interns! or 'phono us of
events or happenings of ohy kind.
Wo r t.-11?? ri thai it wan our desire to
publish Hit) besi w< okly paper in
South Carolina and thai to <l<? ho, the
Cooperation of the people was in
it |r ncodloss to say Ihn) our ro
'quests have Inei with encouraging
(success thus' rar; Wo have beert Ina
lorlally Bhbul from many quarters,
and think thai the paper today con
talns much more news than formerly;
nnd it Is bur desire to thank till who
havo assisted ?! nnd :i sure them of
lint just ;i gentle him today: the
goal im? not yet been reached, There
are a gronl many of our friends in the
city ;.:ul county who sen I us or 'phono
a nurnbor of ftiinouncemorit* of futuro
ovents, Thoso we are truly glad to
K*'t, and hop" they will Continue; bul
when the even! transplros, which The
Advortlser has already announced, we
seem lo goi nothing of the occasion
Itself. For instance, thore wuh ,-i cer
eroony of n certain hind al some place
in tho county sonn- weeks ngo; The
Advertiser was requested to glvo
Bpaco for the announcemeni and lo
Invito the. public. Wo suppOBO the
cerctnony wan held, bul the columns
hot show lt. Some
?'. X i1 t th?- editor or
> to these things?"
ild this u9 done If if
:? o.'i o county pftper,
? ? :?;! ti... office
; that happens in the
? we believe that, af
extended the cour
i Uli nt, .-om?? oru;
i:> atfalr should make
The .Vlver*:.-'- ha? tp?'tlt Several
ths for proper und adequate
equipment to rr.ak- t;.?> best paper In
the State <),r circulation k:-ow
inff every daj the advertising col
umn are belt * patronized liberally,
and by degree wa a ? getting the
newii of the entire county. Our ef
forts wlij r.~v*r in slackened until w?
reach the rr.arl: air-j iy set. And we
are depending upon o-:r r';;?-tid.? to a.s
?l?t it - : our ? i c ?? ? medhs so me
On last Thursday night a: the First
Baptist church, the Ret R. V. Miller
preached a serioon ?n '"heil." Ir.
spite or the tacf. that this Is a univer
sally disliked subject and one that
calls ?:;. unpleasant reflections :n the
mind? of .Tear.;-, there > ?? ar. Ira:..-;..
crowd of people present tc t*ar the
with *:.e " modern thinkers ?ho have
very obligingly done away with beil.
Devil and his ange's"' .: : ??? accord.
? i ?
; ? ii
Tii" Civic league? W ? have heard
of HUCh ?lt o; a but ItaVO
failed to notice the reunite of its la
l)Oi*h. The court house square is
pleading tot Improvement, and Just
n few dollars and n llttlu enorgy will
accomplish the task. why not K?'t
busy? What, is the Ujto wasting tihm??
Two hew exchanges h ive coino to
our desk, Th" ilampton County N"w?,
published ai Hrunnon, s. <*.. and Thd
flray CoUrt-Owlngs Herald, publishod
hi Gray Court and Owlngs in this
ounty. Wo welcome ?> n* young con
temporaries into the field and wish
Rome v. . oka ago, The Advertiser
made k;.;im' suggestions for the bono*
lit of tho city library, and urged the
people to come to the support of thin
woflhy Institution. Wo received thd
names of some fourteen people who
were willing to Join a plan to assist
in the support of the library, provldod
a Hufflcleni number could i>e securod.
That number h::s failed to materiall/.e;
in fact we have hi aid no response.
Tie- Ad. trtlser was and Is Htill will
ing to do all in Its power to help the
library; but wo have no desire to
butt in. nor to offer suggontlons where
tluy arc not desired. Tho WcdiHf,
dnj club, which we guosn Is still In
i irgO of the library, has not ap
prised us of any plans In which we
n...; assist the causo; however, at
any time they may desire, this paper
Is always al their service, Th?; time
to put the library oil its feet Ss pro-;
pltlousi failure ?<> do bo will be
no' 1: ?:, a, . . 01 : i.; i r,'.;n :>'t ?.
v.i, ;?i give $1.00 ?o the Monument <i
what a beautiful thing 'tviduld be!
would like to up '.
tlOn ainong the prohibitlo
Bloti amont; prohibitlo
Herald and News was 'j
granulations to yon. Uro:
named. They must havt? b*ea a
hard-fco-taekle Set: ani a.-.; wacj w-snt
up agalr.at them c^rrair.:;.- "got
talka to us about bhni tigers."
What a.--^ blind tlgera anyway? We
have r.-? such ''r.ingi o- b?.r.$.> on
? ? ?
Wa;:*rio--, to have a May festi
val. Wonder If 7 ?:';?? Rose" frox
physician Worry T^oai' Taei
? . ?
OLD > I ?? n I T RI
SE( O.VD V* }./. K Jl :. 'A*
I ?0 Week" < i ' . .. '
Moore, j Pitt; Henry, D.
B. Ii. Blakely. H. I.. Vo
Leaks, and W. F. Snow.
Hunter?Jno. D, Wrl&h
Simpson, and J. C. Ja< k.-.
Cross Hill ?P. B. Smith i
8. B. .Jon-:,. R, i). Nance,
Jacks?J, H. f*kta. H. !
.1. a- i: h. Wllkes & C
h'n Innre men I <?;' Ibiptlsl I'luircli
.'? Is ? icted r..nt about May
bids for the work 'o bo done ? n
!-'lr>t Baptist church building Will
pn Bed upon and the work begun.
Hinted before, there to be 0 coil
errtbio amount of work done < ::
building, in the way of enlarged
Voll want the best, butyoti
want tit'- lowest piicos .is
well. You get both of
these when you trade with
us. We handle oillj the
best nnd freshest.
We nrc receiving every
day almost, fresh vege
tables from Florida. See
us foi good things) to cat.
J. W. Payne
The Cash Grocer
Next Door to PalmottoBank,
Laurens Wholesale Grocery Co.
R. C. GRAY, Manager.
W holesale distributors of first quality feed at
wholesale prices to the consumer.
We buy for 3ess==\ve sell for less?
Full stock of flour, meal, corn, oats hay, to=
bacco, meats and lard.
For this week only we are naming some
prices below the belt on Unknown Peas and Cane
Seed, v et thern.
N. B. Our corn is dry.
_Our system is_perfect---&io had
accounts, no books to keep, no clerk
hire, no unnecessary expense. Every
thing above first cost is profit. We
can afford to sell for loss than mer
chants doing business in the old way.
Ain't that reasonable? Think it over.
Yours for Cheaper Prices
LAURENS WHOLESALE GROCERY COMPANY
R. COKE GRAY, Manager
Long; Distance Phone 288 Coal a Specialty.