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LAURENS, S. C. AU0UST 18. 1909.
Under the title, "The Reason She
Did Not Take The Courier," Mr. .1.
M. Mitchell, traveling representative
of Tin; Baptist Courier, writes a very
interesting story on the reason why
a certain subscriber unit taking the
BaptiBt paper of the state. The rea
son Is this:
"We were just talking along and I
happened to ask: 'Are you and Hol?
?tili taking The Courier'? 'No', she
.Said, 'We paid up and told 'em to stop
if. Then I asked why they did not
continue to take it. She tfaid they
wero mit aide to pay for it and made
other excuses which I procoeded to
doal with in Mich a way that they
looked mighty poor, and insisted that
tin y renew their subscriptions. Then
she spoke the genuine reason. And
what could I say further? It was
this: It wouldn't he no use. Rob
don't care much about readin1 and I
don't read any thing much unless it
is something funny". 1 told her
frankly that in that case it would
probably he a waste of money to take
And then Mr. Mitchell goes on to
advise Tho Courier that it would he
wise to publish more "funny" mutter;
(hat it would reach a certain class of
readers ami hold them as subscribers,
The suggestion, we bcllovo will meet
with disapproval both hy ?11? * editors
and tho readers of the denominational
paper. In the first place, there is too
much of this nonsensical stuff pub
lished anyhow; the dally press takes
earo of that. A religious paper
should not eater to thai particular
kind of readers. The press, as we
imve often said, should seek to mould
tastes, not endeavor to supply the
?tastes that are already; in other
words. If the press is not educational
what ia it? Shall we confine our
selves to giving just what the people
are already capable of receiving?
Hut the principal point In the above
quotation is: "I don't read anything
much unless it's funny". Poor soul!
Her fancy must be tickled. Nothing
serious and thoughtful can And way
Into her brain: it must be something
funny. V joke, no matter how stale:
a ridiCttl0U8 story on somebody, no
matter how dull the point of it may :
be, is all she knows how to appro* :
date, and all she cares to know.
And all this leads us to remark that
those people who live and thrive on
telling jokes, whose sole ambition Is
to "tell a good mi on old .lohn Doe",
who stop you when you are hurry
ing like all fury to catch ft train
or lo get off same mail, are about as
troublesome, boresome, anil unenter
mining as any kind of folks anywhere
Harmless, yes; hut lerrlblj tiresome
Cool fe|lows, ye.-: but utterly uupro
gressive. They usually ke< p the curb
stone warm, ami of course the habit
"\ little foolishness now ami then"
is lelished by everybody j but as a
daW-y food, good Lord, deliver us.
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CROSS ROAD Mi;\s.
in last week's issue of The. Adver
tiser nppoared an article, signed "One
Who Travels" on the subject of sign
boards at the cross roads on the main
highways in the county, in which the
convenience and oven necessity for
such devices were argued. In all
that our correspondent says we heart
ily agree; sign boards, indicating the
distances to various towns and public
places, Showing to what places (he
roads lead, are Indeed a great aid to
Our correspondent wishes the adop
tion of the plan for Laurens county:
evidently he is not aware of the fact
that the law of the state requires
these sign boards, and that the coun
ty commissioners falling to provide
them are liable to prosecution and
flue in the criminal courts. We re
ft] JCtfully suggest to "One Who Trav
els" that he Institute proceedings
against the authorities, and see if by
that manns he can have his desires
Here Is the law on the subject.:
"Sec. 410. Any person or persons
who shall cut down, burn or deface
-any mile post or stone, erected by
the county commissioners or county
Supervisor of nny county, he, she.
or they, upon conviction thereof shall
forfait anil pay the sum of tea dol
lars, id be recovered by Indictment or
Information before any court of com
"Sec. 447. If any poison shall wll
tully demolish, throw down, alter, or
deface any guide-post, every person
so offending shall, upon conviction
thereof before any magistrate of the
proper county be fined In a sum of
not exceeding ten dollars and tho
cost of suit, or bo sontencod to labor
on the public works of tho county for
a term of not more than thirty days,
and tho money, when collected, shall
be by the magistrate collecting the
same, paid over to the county treas
"See. 448. The county board of
commissioners of any county neglect
ing to cause the public highways in
their county to be posted and num
bered and to have pointers erected at
each fork of said highways declaring
the direction of such highways shall
be liable to pay the sum of ten dol
lars for each and every said neglect,
to be recovered by Indictment in the
COUli Of general sessions of the coun
ty within which the same occurs, to
be collected and paid to the treas
urer of such county for the use of
the county. Provided. That no coun
ty Commissioner shall be liable to said
penalty who shall put said pointer at
SUCh times as he shall have his di
vision of roads worked."
The civil code of South Carolina
has also a section hearing upon this
which givs the county commissioner
authority to creel such siy.n boards
and charge the cost to the county,
and the licglccl of tbis can be con
strued by the public to mean that
they are indifferent lo the conven
ience of the public. The aectlon is
"Pec. i"..;7. Knch road overseer
within bis district may cre< t and
keep up, nt the expense of the coun
ty, r.t the lories an 1 cross roads a
post and guide-hoard, or fing >r hoard,
containing an inscription in legible
letters, directing tin* way ami dis
tance to the town or towns, or pub
lie place or places, situated oh each
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Oar friend. The Idler, of Newber
ry '!? raid and News thinks that travel
Is educating. No is right: and we
hereby extend to him a cordial invi
tation to visit Laiircns .just as soon
as he docldes to "take a trip". it
will do him lots of good to see this
city, and we will meet him with out
stretched arms. Another thing, our
friend is surprised that "way up here
in I,aureus bis writings are read"?
he should not be surprised: all his
"stuff" Is fine, and we rend every bit
of ft with more than ordinary inter
The news of the accident that be
fell Or. YV. I*. Jacobs in Washington
last Wednesday vas received in Lau
ren.-; with I " .nd regret. As else
where, the .pie of this city love nod
honor this lOted divine, and it was
with siucei * regret that they learned
of bis misfortune. However, the news
that he is recovering is a source of
great comfort to Iiis many friends.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
P. J. CHENEY & CO..
We. I be undersigned, have known
F. .1. Cheney for the last It" years, and
bolievfl him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations
made b,V Iiis linn.
WARDING, KINN AN ft MARTIN.
WllOlOSalO Druggists, Toledo. 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter
nally, ac;i,r: I'l'OCtl.V Upon tho blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent f:.? i'rlci) T."i
per bottle, Hold by all Oi'ugydsts.
St a tic Monument I incllint*.
A? announced last Week tii.- Wood
men t.i the World will unveil the
.m ui-.ent erected to Ilia memory of
Sovereign McDlttlle Stone :it tb.e city
cemetery on Friday of this we k. at
10::io o'clock. Hon. J, .T. McSwaln
of (Ireenvlllo \\i'.'. innk? the address.
The public are cordially invited.
NO I H K.
Stato of South Carolina.
Notice is hereby given that in pur*
sunnce of a commlssloi issued to
tho undersigned, by tho Secretary of
Slat-> of said State, boohs of subscrip
tion to Greenvllle?Grootiwood ft Au
gusta Railroad Company will !>'?
opened at Room ?tll in the Palmetto
it Hiding in the City of Greenville)
South Carolina, oil September 1Mb.
100?. at I 1?. M.
Notice Is further given that tho
undersigned Will apply to the Secre
tary of Slate at his office in Colum
bia. S <'.. on the Math day of Septem*
her. 1900, at II o'clock A. M., for a
charter for said Greenville-Greenwood
ft Augusta Railway Company, with
power on the part of said Company
to condemn lands for the right of way
for its proposed railroad. Which will
run from the City of Greenville, S. C,
through the city of Creonwood. and
tho town of Kdgellold, to some point
on Savannah River opposite or near
ly opposite the City of Augusta, and
Which will pass through the city of
Greenville, and the following town
ships, or some of them, in Kaurens
County, to wit:- Sullivan and Water*
loo. and through the town of Prince
Harry Briggs, Frank Hammond,
.T. P. char! .!. ('. Faweott. and Har
ry l. Zimmerman, corporators. 3*4t
CHILDREN WHO ARE SICKLY
Mothers who value thai* own comfort and tho
welfare of the4r children, should Dover be without a
box of Mother Gray's 8woet Powders for Children,
for ose throtinhout Uioseason. Thoy Break up Colds,
Cmro FeverUhnes*, Constipation, Teething Buy
orders. Headache and Stomach Troubles. Tit KHK
PO W DK RS NBYBR FAIL. Sold by all Drag Stores,
He. Don't avept any tutnUhtU. A trial package
will be emit FRBB to any mother Who will addraaa
Allen 8. Otmrted, La Boy, N. X.
\ OUR SPHCIAL NOTICES. 8
Notice?High tirade Jack will stand
at Horse Creek farm this season; good
colts? I have some?see them at my
farm. Fee $ 15.00. M. B. McCuen.
1 1 It.
For Sale?200 cords of pine wood.
Will sell delivered or on the ground
(three miles from Lautens and four
miles from Clinton). Si. L. Copeland.
For Sale-?107 acre farm In Spartan
burg county, on Knoree river; magni
ficent pasture. Terms easy. N. B.
hills Fleas- Cures the worst ease
of mange?Hicaise's .Mange (Jure. Not
poisonous. Full Hue Hicaise's Dog
Remedies for sale hv tho LaurotlS
Drug Co. 2-2t.
Found One pair nose glasses, on
Main street near opera house. Call
at Advertiser ollice. 2
Valuable Farm For Sale. -We are
offering for sale the Ludy Hlakeley
' Home place at Ora. S ,C, containing
300 acres, morn or less, one of the
most desirable farms in the up coun
try. Said lands will he sold at pub
lic outcry at Lauren a C. II.. on 1st
Monday in October. This land can
be purchased privately if desired.
For further information address L.
P. Hlakeley. Ora. S. C. 2
Wanted. Several hustling young
men who wish to make not less than
$2.00 per day by selling a valuable,
useful article which almost sells itself
t to all classes of people. Kxperience
is desirable but not required. This
is your ehunco to make some money
honestly during your spare time. Call
to se < me Friday, the 20th, lust, at
I0n Luurnns street. P. B. Y? Lau
r< us. S. C. 2-2t
For Cotton Weigher. I hereby an
nounce myself as a candidate for Cot
ton Weigher at Cross I fill. s. c, and
solicit the \o|es oi my friends. .lohn
Notice, I have at tho Horse Creek
Stock farm, Princeton. S. C a high
made Jack named Black Hawk; good
size, black in color with white points.
His colts are just hue. i IUIV3 30IU6 of
same at tho farm. Any one wanting
Ills sorvlco can get sane at my farm.
Fee oh".. Milton B. McCuen . ::-2t.
Wanted Reliable, energetic man to
sell lubricating oils. greases and
paints in I.aureus and adjacent coun
ties. Salary or Commission. Stet
son Oil Co., Cleveland, Ohio.
Lost Lady's gold watch and fob
between Mr. R. P. Dunlap's and the
residence of th? late J. Willie JoilOS,
Oil South Harper street. By leaving
same :it the Herald office, tinder will
be liberally rewarded.
'fribble's Big Shoe.
No. it is not the niu; he wears?not
at all. Hut. as every pedestrian has
dottOtless already noticed. Trihble has
a mammoth sho.; suspended over his
store door, advertising the Regal
sho >. Inside. It is fitted up with nu
emrous electric lights, and at nights
When lighted up makes an cxceellent
show. This is one of the best signs
in the city.
A Wonderful Paint.
Muke your paint and save manu
facturer's profit. You can make paint
at the least cost when you mix % of
a gallon of Linseed Oil eosting 45
cents with a gallon of I.. & M. Paint.
You then make I Vt gallons of paint.
Buy a gallon and try it. and get your
money back if not found so. The I..
,v M. Paint has been used over
years, and has decorated more than
two million American homes.
.1. H. & M. I* Nash. Laurens;
.1. W. Copeland Co.. Clinton;
I.. & M. Paint Agents.
\\ II \T Uli: KIDNEYS DO.
Their I'lH'Cllslllg Work Keep* l'a
Strong ami Health)?
All the blood in the body passes
through the kidneys once every three
minutes. The kidneys filter the blood.
They work night and day. When
healthy they remove about ?00 grains
of impure mailer daily, when un
hei.-^jjha'nome part of this impure mat
tor Is I'M't in tllO blood. This brings
on many diseases ami Symptoms
pain in the hack, headache, nervous
ness, hot. dry skin, rheumatism, gout,
gravel, disorders of the eyesight and
hearing, dl'/zlness, irregular heart, do
blllty, drowsiness, dropsy, deposits in
the urine, etc. Put if you keep the
lllters right you will have no trouble
with your kidneys.
O. W. Wallace. Oarllngton street.
Laurens. s. ('.. says: "I used Don 11's
Kidney Pills ami from the results re
ceived, think very highly of them; in
fact I can say thai they did me more
good than any other medicine I ever
used. For months at a time I had
backache, often so severe as to lay
me up. A sharp pain caught me
across the small of my hack when I
attempted to sloop and was so intense
that I had to cry out. The kidney
secretions were loo frofjuonl in pass
age, particularly at nige.* and at limes
contained much sediment. The va
rlOUS remedies I used brought me no
apparent bfnoflt and when I saw Bo
nn's Kidney Pills advertised, I pro
cured a box at the Palmetto Drug Co.
After taking them a short time, I no
ticed a change for the better and con
tinued their use until I was Ctired,
Since then there has been no return
of my trouble. I take pleasure In
advising other persons afflicted as I
was. to use Doan's Kidney Pill?."
v ,. qnle, by all dealers. PrlCO 50
C . Fostcr-MUhurn Co . Buffalo
New York, sole agents for the United
; spp <.
Ttemember tho name ?Doan's-and
tako no othr '.
Got in tho contest and work.
?+?? "Mum ******************
J SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. J
Mlsa Elizabeth Simpson most '
charmingly entertained In honor of
her guestr Misses Dorroh Gr*y of
Columbia i nd Annie Anderson oi Au
gusta, (>?., on last Wednesday eve
ning. Miss- Simpson was assisted in
receiving r. id serving by her friend,
Miss Sadie Sullivan. About forty
young people were present and they
were delightfully entertained by pro
gressing from one game to another,
each table having a different game.
The first prize was won by Miss Annie
Helle Childless, which she presented
to one of the guests of honor. The
prize was a handsome Billlkin pin.
After the game delicious ice cream
and cake were served.
One of the very pretty entertain
ments of the week was the reception
given Tuesday evening by Miss Mary
Lake In honor of her guest, Miss Sa
rah Jamleson of Greenwood. Nations
was the principal game of the eve
ning, and the prize, a box of candy,
went to Mr. Alfred Barksdale. Both
punch and a salad course were served
by Misses Hetty and Rebecca Lake,
Quite a number of her young friends
gathered at the home of little Miss |
Mary Owings on West Main street
last Saturday afternoon to celebrate
with her a birthday anniversary. The ,
little folks enjoyed themselves at out
door play for a while after which re
freshments were served. Miss OwlngS
received quite a number of pretty ami
dainty gifts from her friends.
Miss Conine Crews of Spartanbltl'g
was the attractive guest of honor at
a delightful reception given Tuesday
evening by Miss Ruth Payne. Miss
Crews has been visiting Miss Payne
for the past week and has made num
bers of friends in the city.
On Thursday evening of this week.
I) ??-?inning at o'clock, the ofllcers ami
members of Company i>. Trnynham
Guards, will receive their friends in
annual reception at the armory.
On Monday evening Miss Helen Sul
livan entertained about sixty of her
young friends in compliment to her
guests of this week, Misses Anna
ITentiss of Creenville. Virginia Owens
of Clinton, and Ressie Human of
Little Miss Rebecca Clarke enter
tained a large number of her friends
Monday afternoon, the occasion being
her birthday celebration. The little
folks enjoyed the afternoon. lee
cream and cake were served the
guests. Miss Clarke received many
pretty presents from her young
0ll8 of the prettiest receptions of
the season was that tendered by Miss
.li'ssif Holt on Monday evening to over
a hundred of her friends in honor of
her guest. Miss Slmsie McMichael of
Orangeburg, The Japanese fashion
was carried out in every particular,
rendering the reception quite unique
and pretty; the guests were seated on
the floor, the balls and rooms decorat
ed in the well-known .Japanese colors,
and the porch and lawns lighted with
the Japanese lanterns; these with the
numberless palms, ferns and pot
plants made a scene of exquisite
beauty. The refreshments, ice cream
cake and mints, were daintily served
by Misses Mary Sullivan, Sarah Holt
and Hattle Sullivan, prettily attired
in Japanese costumes. Misses LyI
Crews and Mildred Babb, similarly
gowned, served punch >n the lawn.
The reception was a most delight fill
one, particularly to those who met
Miss McMlchael on the occasion of
her former visit to Miss Holt, and who
were pleased to meet her hero again.
Good Roads Meeting.
('apt. .T. Adger Smyth has Invited
the members of the good roads com
mittee to meet In Laurens on Wednes
day evening. August 25th. H will
be recalled that when the Columbia
Record scout cars were here this com
mittee was Appointed to agitate the
matter of a permanent highway be
tween Greenville and Columbia. The
first meeting of this committee will
he bold here next Wednesday evening
when a banquet will be tendered
tlios-^ present. There will be about
twenty visitors and twenty local men
a* the meeting.
IF YOU WANT
THE BEST FOR
pay cash and
trade at a cash
Tito Cash Grocer
Next Door to Palmetto Bank.
PHONE, NO. 183
and Fire Proof
Every one has something of value which if lost
would take time, money and energy to replace.
No one has a perfectly safe place for valuables un
less a patron of some safe deposit company.
The vaults of the Enterprise Bank are masterpieces
of modern burglar proof, fire proof and water tight safe
A steel box in these vaults, at a trifling expense
not only insures safe keeping, but puts your private papeis
and valuables beyond any one's reach but your own.
Laurens, S. C. |
Henry Clay Flour
The Best Patent Obtainable
If you have never had Flour satisfaction try a lot of
this and be convinced.
Big lot of other good Flour
Thrre is still Corn in Egypt.
J. H. Sullivan
Laurens, S. C.
Pianos, Pianos, Pianos.
Here is a help for all workers in The Adverti
ser's Popularity Contest. For the ?names of
three prospective buyers this fall for Pianos, I will
give 200, votes for every sale of a piano to any of
the persons whose names'have been sent to me,
1 will give Soo votes. Should all the pros
pective buyers, sent to me purchase a piano, I
will give 3000 votes.
This means much for every worker or their friends. My
Pianos are equal( if not superior) to any pianos offered to the
bu\er and I sell for much less prices and on terms to suit
Free music lessons for 6 months to every purchaser of a
piano. Teacher of your own selection, Music Teachers are
requested to give me their address, it is to their advantage.
L. A. McCord
Laurens, S. C.
Contest closed Monday Night
August 16th, at lo o'clock
Miss Mamie Sexton having received the C
largest number of votes will be given a beautiful
enameled chatelaine watch, broach and case
Below we give the names of the eight leaders at
the close of the FAN-TAZ contest.
Mamie Sexton . 313 Maggie Barksdale. 94
Surah Kichey.141 Kdna Sitgroaves. 91)
iiattie Roulware .101 Hettie Lake .> . 90
Jennie Fleming. 98 Lila Hart 90
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