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I AMONG THE EXCHANGES |
An earnest advocate or education,
that stands out among the county
preds, Is tlie Laurens Advertiser. The
Advertiser has lately issued u most
credltublo edition of sixteen pages, de
voted largely to descriptions of edu
cational work in Laurens county.
The public schools, the Presbyterian
College of South Carolina, the Thorn
well orphanage, Clinton college und
other Institutions are fully and Intel
ligently treated. There are also sev
ral special articles dealing with broad
educational questions one of them by
Superintendent of Education Swear
Work like this does much to stress
upon the people of South Carolina the
advantages and benellts of an educa
tion for the child. The Advertiser
Is congratulated. -The State
Brave or Foolhardy 1
Oir esteemed cotemporary the Lau
rens Advertiser has a coluinn-and-u
half editorial in a religious controver
sy With Rev. C. Lewis Fowler, of Clin
ton, a Baptist minister. After this we
don't believe there Is anything under
the sun that an editor won't tackle.
New berry Observer.
Ilousebreaklng Versus .Murder.
The essentials of a dispatch from
Laurens. published in The State yes
terday, are again printed:
Will flood man, a white man. today
pleaded guilty of manslaughter and
was sentenced to four years in the
penitentiary or on the county works.
John Woody, a negro, pleaded guilty
of bousebreaklng and larceny and w as
sentenced to seven years in the peni
tentiary or on the county works.
We are not informed of the degree
of aggravation in the bousebreaklng
und larceny case, but it is difficult to
conceive of Its being so great ns to :
warrant almost twice as much pun
ishment as that Imposed for the nwlul
crime of an-slaying.
And here we have Goodman, the
white man. breaking down social bar
riers, seeking social equality, consort
ing with negroes, and killing one in a
dispute Incident to the crap game.
He committed an offense against his
race, which was an aggravation of
the ciime of man-killing.
A couple of days ago The state com
mented upon the fact that a Laurens
white man. who pleaded guilty to
manslaughter for killing a negro in
a crup game, was sentenced to four
years Imprisonment, while a negro,
who, at the same time, pleaded guilty
to bousebreaklng and larceny, was
sentenced to seven years. Although
we had not the particulars of the ne
gro'v crime, the disparity in the pun- j
lahments appeared inconsistent with
Since then The State has got more
light, and II aggravates the incon
gruity. .0 white man consorted
with m it's, and gambled with them.
He wai .lined, ami he was titter their
money. In a gambling row, he killed
one. The case was of such character
that the while gambler did not even
plead self-defense, and was satisfied 1
to gel a plea of manslaughter accept
ed by the solicitor. lie. gambler with
negroes and man-slayer, was sen
tenced to four years in prison.
On the same day. John Woody, ne
gro, pleaded guilty to the charge of
breaking into the store of II. Terry,
and stealing "about $21 worth of
g00d9." IL' was sentenced to seven
five not tin- law-loving, life-re
specting people of South Carolina the
right to expect the judges upon the
bench to unite with them in making
less Cheap the hundreds of human
lives that are yearly sacrificed in this
utute to murderous passions??The
A Prohibitionist's Chance.
Ihe Columbia Record deplores the
acceptance by Hon. R, I. Manning Of
a life trusteeship of Clemson college.
That newspaper seems to think it will
hamper him in his race for governor.
But tliT'n the governorship is still a
far cry. while the life trusteeship Is
u sure thing. Unless the prohibition
wave gets a severe jolt, it is our
judgment that a prohibitions) lias the
gubernatorial Held pn > mptcd. Hut
Mr. Manning may have become a con
vert to prohibition: we know of other
gentlemen whose views on Ihe liquor
question changed after the Slate dis
pensary was killed.?Manning Times.
The Society Editor's Version.
A brilliant fire was held at high
noon today at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. ?1111111, No. 370 Dash street. A
large number of persons were in at
tendance. Mrs. Smith made a charm
ing escape in one of the season's
latest kimonos. It was of pure china
silk with a pretty flower effect; ankle
length and gored in the back. It can
be made with slight expense, nnd Is
very pretty. The Smiths have a
lovely home, and it Is too had that
It burned so badly. The firemen were
becomingly garbed in blue suits and
full-cut rod blouses. The weather
was delightful for an affulr of the
kind. The effort of u big man with
a horn was u pleasing feature. Mr.
Hintth was not present, lie is in Now
York city, as was mentioned in our
coming-und-going column today.
There was lots of excitement. After
a while the tiro was put out. He
cause of tho tire, Mrs. Jones, of 347
Dasn street, opened her house for
Mrs. Smith and her two children, one
a bright little boy of eight, and the
other :\ lovely girl of five. The ex
pression was beard upon all (tides
that it was a most successful event.
Somebody said that the affair would
cost $2,oou.?The Bohemian.
6, l.",, 'u'.t.
Mr. S. R. Honey,
I.aureus, S. C.
My dear Sir:
The educational number of The Ad
vertiser has been received and reatl
with interest. 1 commend you heart
ily on the excellence of this special
As a former South Carolinian, 1
am deeply interested In the welfare
of the slate, and from this distance
can see the old state, her strong
points and her faults and weaknesses,
in truer perspective. From this dis
tance I can clearly see she is behind
in the matter of education. For this
reason 1 wish to encourage your ef
forts in behalf of the common schools
und In behalf of the compulsory use
of these schools by all children of
An editor may be a man of real
power in forming public sentiment
and may do much lasting gootl in the
community in which he lives by giv
ing the best of his mind and heart
through the channel of his paper to
ward helping the community Und the
With best wishes, sincerely.
N. L. Prince.
To Mr. Pitts.
June V.l. 1909.
Sttpt. tleo. I.. Pitts, I.aureus. S. ('.
Dear Sir: Your educational issue
of The Lumens Advertiser is one of
the best that have come to my notice.
The facts stated and the discussions
printed are encouraging and interest
ing. I congratulate you on having
In Laurens county a paper so deeply
interested in education. If each
county of the state could secure once
a year an edition of this character a
great stimulus would be given to ed
ucat lonal Improvements.
.1. F. Swearingen,
state Supt. Education.
You can always And any articles
you may want for your kitchen '.w Tin.
Agate. (Irey and Blue Ware at prices
that will be money saved for you. At
S. M. Ml F. H. Wtlkes & CO.
Modern equipment with skill
ed conscientious workmanship
makes ours the best place to buy
We anticipate the wants of
our eustoiners and always have
something new to offer them.
WILMINGTON, N. C AND RETURN
COLUMBIA' NEWBERRY AND LAU
Ten day exclusion tickets
on sale each Thursday, May 27th
to August Kith, i</><>. All tick
ets limited to reach original start
ing point returning ten days in
addition date of s;dc.
All excellent opportunity
to visit popular Wrightsville
lieaeh, N. C? at a small cost.
For information call on
ticket agent, or write,
W. J. CRAIC,
tf Passenger Traffic Manager.
Pumping Out the Cistern.
Oil Thursday an I Friday of last WOOk
flu' city cistern was pumped out for
the Mist time in nboill fifteen years.
As most of the people know, this cis
tern is of about 40,000 gallon capacity,
located under the street on the square
south of the court house in front of
Terry's store; it is used in case of lire
on the square, The old lire engine,
"Lllltl", was brought out ami put into
servlie for the first time In about
twelve years, and the city authorities
WCI'O agreeably surprised that It
worked w.ilhout serious hitch.
Of Interest to Farmers und Mechanics.
Fanners and mechanic:; frequently
meet with slight accidents and inju
ries which cause them much antioy
lineo ami loss of time. A cut or
bruise may be cured in about one
third the time usually required by
applying Chamberlain's Liniment as
soon as the injury Is received. This
lillimenl is also valuable for sprains,
soreness of ti e muscles ami rheuma
tic pains. There is no danger of
blood poisoning resulting from an in
Jury when Chamberlain's Liniment if
applied before the pa. Is become in
llamed ami swollen. for sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
If sou are looking, for n locality
where trouble Is nover known, idle
ness brings plenty ami angels will
minister to you, don't slop in Lau
rens county heaven is your homo,
I'.in if you are willing to work out
your own destiny this is the place
lor yon. We have lim- climate, splen
did lauds, and many opportunities for
ChltlllhcrhtinN .('outfit . Itemedy the
liest on (lie Market.
I have used Chamberlain's Cough
Kernels and lind it to be the best on
the market." says |?J, W. Tardy, editor
of The Sentinel, (laiusboro, Tenn,
"Our baby bad several colds the past
winter and Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy always gave it relief at once
and cured it in a short time. 1 al
ways recommend it w hen opportunity
presents itself." For sah? by Lau
rens Drug t o.
Wo have heard a number of nice
tilings about our educational issue.
It was certainly a good one and the
best advertisement our city and coun
ty ever had. Cut then you know
I.aureus is the biggest city of it:; size
in the laud.
Alone in Saw Mill at Midnight
unmindful Of dampness. drafts,
storms, or colds. W. .1. Atkins worked
as night watchman at Manner springs,
Tenn. SlIOll exposure gave him a
severe cold that settled on his lungs.
At last he had to givo up work, lie
tried man.'.' remedies but all failed
till he used Dr. King's New Discovery.
"After using one bottle," he writes,
"I went buck to work as well as
ever." Severe colds. stubborn
coughs, inflamed throats ami sore
lungs, hemorrhages. croup and
whooping lough get quick relief and
prompt cure from this glorious med
icine. ,".uc. ami $1.00. Trial bottle
free; guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co., Palmetto Drug Co.
He was from up the creek and he
opened the ofllco door cautiously, and
poking his head in inquired: "Is
this the editorial rinktum"? "The
what, my friend"? "Is this the ed
itorial rinktum, Rinktum, sanctum or
some such place whore the editor
lives"? "This is the editorial room;
yes. sir": come in". "No. I guess I
won't come in. I only wanted to see
what a rinktum was like, that's all.
Look.' like our garret, only WUSS,
flood day squire".
Iticll Men's Lilts Vic I'nnr
beside this: "I want to go on record
an saying that I regard Electric Mil
ters as one of the greatest gifts that
Mod has made to woman.'' writes Mrs.
0, Ithilievnult, of Vestal Center. X. Y.
"I can never forget what it has done
for me." This glorious medicine
gives a woman buoyant spirits, vigor
of body and jubilant health. It
P.Uickly cures nervousness, sleepless
ties;;, melancholy, headache, backache,
tainting and dizzy spells: soon builds
up the weak, ailing and sickly. Try
them. fiOo. at Lautem; Drug Co. ami
I'almolto Drug Co.
It is the month of June ami we are
having great weather in Laurens now.
The infam chiggers. the sand-Hies,
the suckers, the June bugs, the poets
and politicians all realize it. The
weather is line ami getting hotter
hotter and hotter.
Many remarkable sures of stomach
troubles have been effected by Chain
hcrlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
One man who had spent over two
thousand dollars lor medicine ami
treatment was cured by a lew boxes
of these tablets. Price. L'.'i cents.
Samples free at the Laurens Drug Co.
Community of Interests.
Tlx* Stork ami the Doctor met at
"We should be friends." said the
Doctor. "We have much in common."
"It is true we arC both bipeds," ml
milled the Stork, guardedly.
Here the Doctor showed his bill.
"One hundred dollars!" exclaimed
the Stork. "Well, you are a bird!"
Any mother who lias hud export
I oneo witli this distressing ailment
will be pleased to know that a cure
may he effected by applying Chamber
Iain's Salve at soon as the child Is
done nursing. Wipe it off with a
I soft cloth before allowing the babe to
I niirflO. Many trained nurses use
i this salve with best res'ulls. For sale
i by the Laufens Drug Company.
car load of
in different styles and sizes made of the best
quality of iron with white enameled over doors
and backs. The fire backs are warranted foi 5
^ years and they are so constructed that one %vill
Q consume less wood and give you better satisfac
? tion than any other stove on the market. On
g account of buying Stoves in car load quantities
L direct from the manufacturers, we get them at
b prices that enables us to sell you the best made
* and best constructed stoves for what you would
? have to pay for a cheaper quality at other places.
Be sure to see our line before you buy.
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NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
County of Lnurens.
Whereas |>etitlous signed hy more
than ('lie-third of the qualified eloetorH
and free-holders residing in School
District No. I, I.aureus Township,
I.aureus County, South Carolina, ask
ing tor an election on the question
of a High School in said District has
heeil Hied with the County Hoard of
Rducntlon, an election upon .-aid ques
tion is hereby ordered, said el eel ion
'to be held the 9th day of July, A. L).
1901), ;:i Trinlly-Hldge School housi'.
itnder the uianagciuent of the Trua
10OH of imid school.
All ((unllflcd electors and free hold
era residing in said district an- cull
: lied to volt- at raid election.
' Those favoring the High School
shall vote a ballot containing the
word "Yes" written or printed there
on. Those againr,l High School shall
vote a ballot Oontuinlug the word "No"
written or printed thereon.
Polls ?litill open ut tin* liour hi one
o'clock in iIn* ufternoon und remain
open until tin' hour of four o'clock
hi Um- ufternoon, when they shall l>?
cloHcd ami the ballots counted.
The Tri!; lees shall report th<' result
of Haid election to the County Board
Of Kdiicutiou as soon us possible
URO. I. PITTS.
County Supt. of Educ&tluii
Juno 24, is-'Jt.
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