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LAURENS, S. C, JUNE 31), 1909.
III I: PKOIIIIUTIO.N.BMM).
Tho Nows und Courier of last Mon
day has something to say about "a
prohibitionist on prohibition", the
comments being founded on tho utter
ances of a prohibitionist who visited
North Carolina ami found conditions
"awful'.' In great Blee, our contem
porary displays this as conclusive ev
idence thai prohibition Is it farce,
since "an enthusiastic prohibitionist"
has this to Bay regarding the work
ings of the law lu our neighbor stale.
It challenges the advocates of "no
sab " in now produce an nntl-prohi
hitionisi who Will testify that the law
is effective. Haying thai "a prohibi
tion!, t's testimony will hoi do in this
Tho falhu y of this arguiheill is
r-. adily discerned. Shall we summon
tin- near relatives oi wards or bone
(iciiirlcs of a murdered man lo testify
tu behalf of the ihurderer? Shall ihe
enemies of a corporation hear witness
to the good Ma: Me- institution is do
ing i's community? Shall we call
ih" opponent* of compulsory educa
tion to i.dl us of its workings? Are
the enemies yf a cause fairer judges
than its friends".' And yet, we agree
wilii Tlie News and Courier that some
prohibitionists are blind Very blind;
so are some iinti-prohlbltionlsts.
Slill More are si.me of both kinds
who an- not Minded by their beliefs.
Tho fuel thai one prohibitionist has
seen the failure of the system in one
particular locality by no means proves
or OVen disprove.; the failure <p f!l<
Wo are noi thoroughly informed as
to conditions in Nortli Carolina but
we do Know about [.aureus ami Lau
rons county. Ami we hereby chal
lenge any man or set of men to show
that Conditions (they may interpret
that word "Conditions" in its fullest
meaning) in this city mid county are
so had as When Mi- dispensary was '
open. Further, we challenge then. !
to disprove that condition* ate not
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invite 'I'm- News and < 'oiii iei ??. ? ??
Provided this delegation have licit the
"Charl" ion rtctllOS" on their eyes, v.?
Will abide their conclusions. In Lau
rens we have our laws enforced;
thei-" is im bettor law on our Statute
books Mian thai prohibiting the sale
of Honor, ami none is better enforced.
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TO (H it I ok ItKSPON DKXTS,
Those who from week to week help
iis make The Advertiser, will pardon
us a word, thus publicly spoken.
For the past year we have been en
deavoring to build up a strong system
of correspondence in every seen ion of
the county, ami become Indeed a coun
ty newspaper. To this end we have
secured the assistance of a number of
excellent workers, ami ft r their ser
vices we heartily thank them. How
ever, we have not yet reached our tlo
slre; there is yet room for improve
ment. We urge that those who rep
resent us bend "every effort in getting
all the news of their respective com
munities, ami I"? it reach this office b>
Monday as the paper is published on
In writing letters, we lieg our cor
respondents not to abbreviate words;
not to use "&" Instead of the word
"and": not to say "l)-ar IM.": ami
not lo use tie Word "i" in a com
munication always write "this corre
spondent" or "your correspondent".
Another thin-/, let them notice our
form capitalization and punctuation
and adopt it. And please lei them
abstain from poking fun at "courting
couples", or referring in Insinuating
terms to some young man who happens
to he visiting some "?irl" in the com
munity. As our readers know. The
Advertiser docs nol Indulge In this
kind of foolishness, and we ask OUT
correspondents to asnis( us in keeping
it out of our columns.
Uli like a great many county news
paper*, The Advertiser is making its
own paper; we do not borrow from
others, nor do we purloin: our forco
Is adequnte to gel the news ami this
wo try to do. We reward it st !i: ;:
to take nows from another,
Again we thank our correspondent!
for their good work* assuring them of
our appreciation and urging them to
never let up; The Advertiser is to he
roine the best county paper in the
state, and we look to our many able
assistants to make it such.
Ill ??TV-SI \ YKAKS Al.lt.
I.aureus Roll road. We see it stated
that it is the intention of Col. Irhy.
[?resident of the i.aureus railroad, to
extend it to Greenville. If this bo ef
fected, it will add to the stock of that
road, and at the same time will cut
oil muc h of the freight travel from
the Greenville road. it. however, the
Greenville toad i ; properly conducted,
und the necessary exertion be made,
each road will receive as mucli busi
uess as can be done. Competition is
the life of trade.?-Keowoo Courier,
June :. iv'.::.
And ho we sc. that li.'ty-six years
itgo, there were some people Who had
breadth an I judgment enough to real
ize that '?competition is the life of
trade". Today, there are some speci
mens who have tor profited by past
experiences, and who, in fact, will
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mii: xkm dc pot.
livery one i... of course, entitled to
his view of the matter. The Adver
tiser is sorry that the citizens assumed
the attitude they did In regard to the
new depot; but the majority rule.
There Is no stultification, neither Is
(here ti violation of the proprieties for
the citizens to grant the request of the
railroads tor an exteutlon of time in
erecting a new depo! at I.aureus; it
is not going behind the railroad com
mission either. Why? simply because
the action of the commission is based
on the roqiiesi ol the citizens; in otl'or
words, the commission ^ot its authori
ty from the citizens and the citizens
hnvi the fight to modify their request,
it Is not politic to in- arbitrary with
the railroads: it v. ill not gain any
thing for I.aureus. While wo believe
th" request for i hrhtei n months was
unreasonable, some Oxtentdoit should
have been granted.
1 .aureus will ubt proili in tin- I usl
by ihe action t f her citizens oil Wed
\ IMSTINt J . I! N.
Tin following j afi graph, worthy of
Some little thOUghi, appears in the
latest Issue of our estei mod contem
porary, the Gaffney Ledger:
''Our goOd friend .lohn Hell Towel
has been cutight Iii the mesh of the
dispensary investigation. They have
proven thai the thoroughbred Ken- ,
lucky horse was a gift of the whiskey
agents. We are thoroughly sorry,
lohn Dell i> a t rier. ! 6f ours, not with- ;
standing he he :i (lispensaVyite ami i
we are not. at: 1 it makes us sick at
bean ?>> know that they have proven
it on him, it simply goes to show no
man can com-' in contact with the sys
tem without becoming more or less j
contaminated, It's a rotten business ;
ami i:' a deCent man engages in It he ;
ii} v, -. > oi ii. n
0! I Hf hisd1 1 if.
Im; -.: ?: . . ? ? >
as the now-known sin.
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v. du, vpiu \ 11:;? i owx".
One day last week the editor of The
Advertiser received from a responsi
ble and highly respected citizen of the
county the following card:
"As I was waiting at the Laurens
depot ?<n the Greenville train the
other day. I heard the following from
two ladies Who sat behind me:
? 'You can generally Judge of a
[dace by Ihe appearances around the
"'^es; this must be a dilapidated
"Let the Chamber of commerce or
the civic league take notice,"
While In a way we moSi heartily
appreciate the above In that it evi
dences an Interest Itl I.aureus, we
cannot hut be mortified that this in
terest is on ti e part of an outsider.
Hefe In Lauren; we have rotten ac
custotned to the dirt and dust
around o:ir station, to the sorry look
ing building and sheds: the Klglll does
not trouble our vision, btll it at once
strikes the stranger. Some weeks
agO. Ihe editor heard practically Ihe
same conversation on one of the
Hut, this is hot a dilapidated town.
In spite of the adverse advertisement
i' gets. Atter the stranger gets up
on the square he Is favoraldy im
pressed, but Caere's the trouhle.
There aM thousands of people who
pass through this pi SCO every month,
but who never come up town. Cor
the sake of our reputation with these
the depot should he ma le a beautiful
spot. As a matter of pub\je luvest?
ment, WO WOUld say thai money ex
I ponded around the depot would yield
j larger dividends Can if Invested In
another improvement at any other
j place. The site of o-.ir station Is, by
nature, about the ugliest thut couM
have been selected. It behooves the
civic league (yes. we have a civic
league) and the chamber of commerce
to do something with this proposi
tion, at least after the new depot is
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The Columbia State censures .Indue
DeVore fot the spparent disparity be
tween the sentence imposed upon Will
Goodman ntul that given John Woody,
the one for man-killing and the other
for the larceny of goods to the amount
of $24. To our contemporary's re
marks we heartily agree. We be
lieve that had the case of Cnodman
gone to a Jury he would have been
convicted of manslaughter, at least,
liowovor, there was a time In this
country when a white man could
scarcely b$ convlt ted of crime when
lus victim was a negro; that time Is
past. And While we are criticising
judges and juries in those latter days,
lei us keep in mind the fact thai we
have made vast strides and conditions
are not now as they once wore.
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Our Abbeville contemporaries are
complaining that delegations from the
neighboring counties are being sent
within hCr borders to "assist in the
light against the dispensary". We
ha.I not heard of those delegations,
hut conic to think nboul it. Abbeville
is a fine field for missionary work.
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Resolved: that the pews in the First
Presbyterian church are. for sleeping
purposes, no less desirable than those
of the First Baptist and the First
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Tue educational mass meeting that
is to iu? held in Laurens on August
Urd should he attended by every tax
payer in the county. There will be
matters discussed that will Interest
every one of them. I.? t there he a
record-breaker ? rowd;
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la tie Clinton Gascotte we . ad: "We
in ard a LatireU3 than say. '.Yes. that
trolley line will be ...ii!; - in ihe air.'"
.liisi such speeches are what retard
progress; Just such men are stumbling
bi.pi lc? hi the way of Impr.ovomehts.
Filling I p the Jail.
Sim e the last term of tour I the |
following prisoners have been com
mitted |o jail; .lot.as ;.nd Lou Ki
nnrd, colored, charge I with house
breaking and larceny; sent up from
Waterloo by .Magistrate Campbell.
Oscar Fond.- ami Hob Pel ton. break
ing Ilito freight car and larceny;
commitment issued by Magistrate Mi
lam of Clinton. Ernest Gnrllngton,
colored, larceny, the alleged felony
inving been committed at Clinton and
Turlington nabbed at Greenwood from
Aiie.v he was brought Monday by
) unity Sheriff Culbertson.
$ r m MAL NOTICES. $
Kor Sii ' i r old horse Mule;
it ? linhi . quick and gent! ?. Price
M. b> Cop.-!: n !.
Wanted the trade to know thai We
davc jdsi received car meat and lard;
;ftr number one timothy hay, car
i:f>rn, car white or.;.-;, car meal, also
ih shipment of Snow Drift Lard.
i?i.<i- flour and Grain Co. ;7-2
Wanted Experienced Operators to
make Overalls. YOU can earn from
'< to ft dpi lam per week; also learners
taken and pal i talr ^'ages while un
:? . Ifitttriietioria. If you can do
?. . sewing we can learn you in a
week. Delightful Work rooi:i---eool
?f^t pi ace In town, Gome or write at
once. Marlofi Clothing Factory.
M. -I. Johnson, Hupt,, Marion, H. ,C.
Howard Five Hundred Lollars He
ward Ik offered \>j the citizens of Cray
Court for the arrant and conviction of
the persou who set. fire to the stores
of Willis & Curry. 0. E. Moore, and
It. L. Gray, on the nuht of May 1 ;rh
1909. J. N. I-eak. Intendant 12-tf
Of the Comlition Of the Hank of Gruj
Court, located at (Ifuj ( onrt, S. ('.,
nt the close of business Juni* -M. 1001).
Loans and Discounts .. .. Zl\ IT'-.2
Hanking House. I 750.00
Furniture and Fixtures .. 1,396,01
Due from ';,.nks ami Trust
Companies. 5.1? 1.00
Currency . 675.00
Silver ami other Coin .. .. 122.90
Checks and COsll Items . . F'.l.x*
Ctmltal Stock Fahl In .. ?15,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Individual Deposits subject to
Savings Deposits. 125.?l
Time Certificates Deposit.. 4,755.00
Cashier's Checks. 10.no
Dills Payable, including Oer
llflcates for Money Dor
rowed . 5,000.00
State Of SOtlth Carolina.
County of Laurens. s?
Before me came L. it. Hrooks. Cash
ier of the above named bank. who. be
lli? duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement Is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
hooks Of said bank.
l. R. Brooks.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 29th day of .Tune. lf>0f>.
w. ii. McCain.
Notary Public, s C.
Correct?Attest; R. ?.. Oray. c. f.
, Dor rob, J. W. Benson, Directors.
Makes Ice Cream
at cost of 1 cent
, Use one package of Jell-O Ice Cream
Powder, one dottle milk?mix ami freeze.
Nothing more. All ingredients in the
package. Makes 1 quarts of Pure, Delic?
ious Ice Cream in 10 minutes. Grocers
Sell 2 packages lor 25c. Hook of Recipes
The Gcnesec Pure Food Co., Le Roy, N. V.
STOPKS \\ I I.I. ( Ihm: MOM) \.
Agreement is Shriieil In Hi'rt'llilllts III
Observe Hi. Holiday.
As the fourth of July lifts, for some
years been observed here, as well a.s
by the business world as a national
holiday and as this date lulls this
year upon Sunday; we the under
signed hereby agree to (dose our
places of business on Monday, July
s. M. & 10. II. Wilkes & Company,
.1. K. .Minter & Biro.
Moseley & Roland.
Fleming Brot hers,
.1. S. Heimelt.
J, W. Payne,
i:. io. Copeland,
Trlbble Clothing Conipftny,
Toil I. Simpson .SL- Company,
I iitvls-Uoper Company,
K. W. Willis.
Brooks & Jones,
l hinter & Company,
The People's Store,
.1. .\l. Phil pot.
Laufens Hardware Com) -..r.y.
i. n. Suilivan,
QWlUgs & 0\\ IligS,
M. ;i. Fowler,
Bimtsdale i< Ffi i\ks*
i. o. c. Pie thing oc C mpany.
J. i.. Hopkins.
Kennedy Br >tli i -.
I. !!. ?fc AI. !.. X;.s:.,
.Mabaftey ,\i Hah1.;.
\V. i'. Hudgens,
.1. c. Burns & Company,
0. B. Simmons ? Son.
Laurons Wholesale Grocery Co.
the Calne & Pitts Furniture ("...
Mr. Greene At Home Aral;!.
Mr. Fred. \v. Greene returned Sun
Jay from Atlanta, having completed
the treatment in the Pasteur institute
there. Mr. Greene was allowed I i
come home a little earlier than was
expected; hut lie was assured of a
complete cure. He is again at his
; post at Dennett's.
The Piercing Arrow Sale.
The novelty of the name has struck
manyi ami the value of the bargains
has struct, more. Minter's has been
.1 scene of great mercantile activity
during the past week, hundreds of
eager purchasers having come from
all parts of the county to get the
great bargains offered. This sale is
' to continue until July i7?'.,..
STA'l I M I N !
Of lite Condition of tin Hank of l.illi
re IIS, Located al I.IUI IT IIS I .. at
I the ( lose of llusino* June 23, !0011.
Loans ami Discounts .. $ISG.S59.04
Demand Loans. 1.190.00
Overdrafts. 8,577. 50
lion.la ami Stocks owned by
the hank.' 7.'..00
Banking House. 2.800.00
Furniture and Fixtures .. 1,714.00
Other Real Kstate .. .. ?00.00
Due'from Banks and Trust
Silver and other Coin .. 2.202.91
Checks and Cash items .. 709.6:1
Capital Stock Paid In .. $50.000.00
Surplus Fund. 80.000.00
I'miivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Dividends Cnpaid. 7? 09
Due to Banks ami Trust
(Companies, .. $ 0,084.50
Indiv. Deposits sub
ject to Chocks, 42,6t 0.'J">
Savings Deposits.. 41,802.00
Tim.- Certificates of
Deposit. 22,159. SO
' 'ertified Checks, .. ' 75 no
Cashier's Checks,.. 27>.7..
stale < : South < ah?Htm.
County of Lnitrens. ss
Before me i am., h. k. Alken. Caslv
? of the above named hank. who. be
llt duly sworn, says Cat the above
h regoing stntOnii nt i- ;i true erne
n of said bank, a.- shown bv the
Ks of said bank.
IT. K. Alken.
Swi : a to an ! subscribed before tue.
'?is _t?t!i day of June. 1009.
J. J. Adams.
N'otnry Public, s. c.
< irrei I -Attest: i). B. Simmons. R
? Bell. J. II. Sullivan. Directors.
.. .. 113.000.91
. . .. 30.000.oo
1) ?. T. C. Lucas Oops To Columbia,
It will be learned with regret that
!>-. T. C. Lucas, who has been prac
ticing osteopathy here with great suo
cess for the ;>ast year or more, has
decided to move to Columbia. 1),-.
Lucas had the opportunity to buy i...
H. F. Collier's practice, and as Colum
bia is n hm-; tr field he decided \?
make the change, although he has had
a lucrative practice here and lie and
his family have made many warm
friends from whom they will p...-;
with Infinite regret. Dr. Lucas ex
pe is to go t<> Columbia about aexl
Monday to take up his new labors.?
< "... ster Report er.
i* doesn't pay to cry over sidlh
or to or<>w over it. either.
It's only when they can't beg, bo
fOW 01 steal that some fellow.-, v.;
go to work;
Win-re Ignorance is bibs "'is foil
to be one of those fellows who kho
ST \ I'KMKNT
Of lite ( onilltlon of the Lnterprise
hank, Located at l.uurens, s. t'? ;,;
the < lose of Business .Inue 23, I90!<
Loans and Discounts .. $213,325.72
Demand Loans. 250.00
' Overdrafts. LP*:..: ;
Bonds and Stocks owned by
tiie bank. 17.7'.?:'.. 7T.
Banking House. 21.500.1(1
I Furniture and Fixtures.. 4,935.82
'Due from Banks ami Trust
Com pa til es. 25.5S4.28
j Currency. 4*1405.00
Silver and other Coin .. 1 ,".'.>7.0 :
j Chec k- and Cash items .. 1.12). 11
Capital Stock Faid In. . $ 100, > I >. 00
Fndh Ided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses an ! Taxes
Due to Banks an:l Trust
Companies. 1,999. ('
Dividends Fnpnld .. .. l-'i.'.
Individual Deposits subject
Savings Deposits.. . 24,89 '.: ?'?
Time Certificates of
t)llls Payable, including Cer'?
I tlileates for Money Bor
: 11 v. ed.
Ti ? i..
i State of South Ciiroilua.
County of Laureus. s>
! Before me came C |j, Ropo}\ Casi
' ler of the above named bank. who. be
lug duly sworn, says thiil the tibovi
land foregoing statement i- a true eoti
! (litlull of sttlt.l Pauk, as shown by I
books of said haul:.
C. II. Roper.
SWoru to and subscribed before in ?
this 2911) day of .Inno. 1909.
w. c. Lnncnsi ?:.
Notary Public. S. C.
Correct?Attest: N. B. Dial, s M
Wllkes, c. E. Kennedy, Directors.
CHEAPEST HOUSE ON EARTH
JULY BARGAINS ROD HOT
RED HOT PRICES!
Big Clothing, Mat and Shoe Sale
Red Iron Racket.
25cts Quality Table Oil Cloth
15 cents per yard at
Red Iron Racket.
Good yard-wide Sea Island
4 cents per yard at
Red Iron Kacket.
Jelley Tumblers per dozen, 'Z:te
One set Tumblers, 9c
Red Iron Racket.
Fruit Jars 1 <;t size, per doz. (33c
Red Iron Racket.
Come to Red Iron Racket for
what you want.
We sell same Goods for Less.
Cans Alaska Pink Salmons 25c
full 1 lb cans fresh and good
3 cans Rod Hot Price 25cts
15c and 20c per lb Sweet Cakes
going at 10 cents per pound
Red Iron Racket!
5cts package Cigarettes
Red Iron Racket.
RED HOT PRICES!
Special lot Lawns and Dress
Goods, per yard 7 1-2 cents
Red Iron Racket
7 cents auality Ginghams
Ked Iron Racket
Men's Shirts 23 cts, 39cts, 43 cts
and the$1.00 kind at 69cts
Red Iron Racket
We beat the world on Rants, Hats
and Shoes. Come and see
Red Iron Racket
l()c Extracts going at .08
3 boxes Search Light Matches .10
3 packages Farm Bell Soda .10
Red Iron Racket
We have a $40,000.00 stock of
Desirable Merchandise for you to
select from. We need your money;
You need our Goods. Come and
lets SWOP. We want to reduce
our stock $10,000.00. During
July we will make prices to do
this. Come to
Red Iron Racket
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LAURENS, S. C.