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1AURENS, S. C, SKPTHMUI-K I. 1909.
MUTATION AMI (IOOII KOADS.
By a strange, yet pleasing, co-lncl
ornec the educational rally and the
good roads meeting were held la Lou
r? ns the same day. It could well
have beon planned so. for the two are
not Incompatible; nay. verily; they
go hand in hand. A goodly number
of people ntended both these meet
ings, evidencing an interest in the
ftWO subjects that bodes well for the
I'mure of the country.
What, is tills a primitive age, when
people must ha exhorted to bestir
themselves in educational affairs ami.
the matter of good roads? May be
the age is not primitive but we still
hnVQ some relics of former days.
However, the great mass of the people
tire alive to these two great quostlons.
dosplte the baleful influence of a few
obstructionists. Yes, there are some
\ ho would oppose education because
it makes ladles an.I gentlemen of us.
hecnusc. it lins to higher planes, en
nobles, enlarges opportunity and ln
ereuses usefulness in the world. And
there are Iliose who decry gootl roads
because rich folks ride over them in
H eir automobiles. But, thnnk hoav
< il, the apostles of such doctrines are
few i-i the laud and that the great
majority ol our people are ready and
willing for progress and advancement.
Those who attended the meeting
1 st Wednesday morning must have
I. en Inspired to greater desires and
loftier aims. They must have real-I
i. 0<l the little we are doing lor the
education of ottl Children and the
lllliuh that could and should be done.
Surely those speeches wer? not in
\ tin; they will bear fruit in many
quarters of the count v. And here,
?we beg to endorse the suggestion
made by Mr. W. ('. WhartOU that we
have a series of these meetings in
l.aureus county, Next summer is the
time; sooner than that will be Im
practicable. Hut let us have them.
And those who were at the good
roads meeting Wednesday night were
undoubtedly impressed with the grow
ing desire lor better roads over the
country. There seems to he a great
ami widespread movement, and il
will have effect. When the Influen
tial men of our county, the farmers,
are brought to a realization of the ;
fact that their heaviest tax is bad ]
roads, then and not until then can we ,
hope for better highways, Of course
we UOn't expect our representatives in ,
the legislature to go ahead and get
through measures fot the building of
permanent roads until they are as
sured of the people's1 Mi;i;iue^ Who
ever heard ol lor b.TW a pio
neer in any good movement those
day;;? He must wait until all Un
people are consulted, and tie n he i
tho willing and obliging servant.
Hut we wan I In impress the fnei
that Latirens county needs good road -?:
and she likewise needs better schools.
There is pnly one way to got |hem
both ami that's to pn.V lor them.
There's no use wailing *'or s'ate aid'
we must do for Ourselves, and then
look lor otu.-ldc assistance.
? * *
in i: i i Mi tin: < um:.
10 very cau.-e or movement has
drawbacks in u 'eater or I OSS degree
in the person3 of some of Its advocates,
l?de, d many a good enterprise has
failed because of Indiscretions) and
misieps by its supporters.
In our humble opinion the cause of
prohibition in this state has suffered
more at the hands of IVoV. .1 1.
Hurley than any other one man. Mr
liar ley i.-> president of the1 Anti-Saloon
league Of the^Mtnte, an organization
whose purpose seems to be good and
holiest, but whose operations in South
Carol I tin have not attracted any spec
ial and favorable attention. Mr. Hur
ley Is the leader of this society, with
headquarters in Spartanburg; lie has
visited many points of the state in the
Interest of the cause; be has made
speeches galot'C, and he has done much
private talking- and here Is the trou
ble. Mr Hurley, we presume. Is an
honest matl! We have no proof to the
contrary, but he is woefully lacking
In discr-Hlon, without Judgment, un
fair, and With strong inclinations to
talk loo much. Through these faults
he bus wrought much harm to the pro
hibition CauSQ in this State, bUl even
Mr, Harley cannot stand in its way.
Tbo Anti-Saloon leaguo^TH. n&t origi
nate the fight a.?..?linst whiskey in this
stuto. and Its efforts recently have not
been coltossal. So the success of the
recent elections, to our way of think
ing, bus been in spite of Mr. Ilarley's
doings, in spite of Mrs. Armour, and
The day ifter the election Mr. Har
ley went biok to Spartanburg and in
the presence of a newspaper man
blurted out an accusation that got him
in a nice pickle. He charged "whole
sale rascality" In one of the Columbia
wards, but when confronted with the
managers of that ward, had to back
down and say It was another. Itefore
the thing was settled, Mr. Harley had
to do a great deal of squirming and
dodging, much to bis discredit, and
1 With great damage to bis reputation.
We repeat thai Mr. Hurley Is very
llke'y honest: but. It is bis indiscre
tion that is hurting the cause in South
Carolina. However, we are confident
that prohibition Will carry In tbe en
tire state in spite of Mr. Harley.
? * *
When a fellow sits, sweating, swel
tering and swearing in the heat and a
friend in the mountains writes him
about the cold mornings and evenings
and of the cheerful tires that blaze on
the hearth, can he be blamed for
swearing even more fiercely?
? ? ?
Politics? What makes the little
politician rip. rear and roar about
the rights <>: the people "personal
liberty ? o,' course the politician
oposes compulsory education: oppos
ing it affords ample opportunity for a
fin" line of hot air about "personal
liberty". Oh. yes! Politics holds
So-Ith Carolina down.
. . ?
hut wait! In five years just count
the politicians who by that tltno will
have i'opped. it was the same way
with ibo dispensary and prohibition.
? * *
Tbe Spurt auburn Journal suggests
a commission plan of examining all
candidates for ofllce, as n met bod of
securing better public service. Our
contemporary's idea is out of place
in this great democratic government.
Ho's it not know that the govern
ment cannot rise higher than its con
stitucnta? We have iust as good n
government now as we desire that's
democracy. Hut, if our friend would
raise the whole level tbe desire for
bet'er public service inusi be made
universal. In other words, educate
the people and they will demand for
themselves better officers and more
ofllelent servant.--: they win no longer
be satisfied with two by fours who
foam at the mouth and rant about
liberty and personal rights.
? ? ?
The average speech of the present
day politician would really do credit
to the average sophomore in the aver
age college. And. oh dear! Next
vp ir we base the campaign.
Mr. Parker said there used to be
three things in the way of the smith's
development: pride, poverty and par
simony, and that these had about been
done away with. tint, wo siill have
prejudice and politics in this old
state, both of Which are mightv bar
? t .
Senator Titltnan's advocacy of pro- <
hibltlon w.ill have very little weight
i:i South Carolina. His recent utter
ances on the stibj ?ct are but "charac
t xrist lc" moutbings.
? ? ?
Well, wo don't know: there's a
pretty big vote In these thirty-six
Scientists tire now saying C ar Mars
has a vast lake of beer. We know a
young fellow, who aas thus far been
' ' lot O!
is I ? .
will ,| ? ?? i : : nge bis
boa-din^ piacd Within the riexl thirty
NOTII K OF F.l.Kl I'll S.
State: 6f South Carolina.
Colintj of Lauren*.
Whereas, petitions signed by more
Utah one third of the Qualified electors
and freeholders residing in Crods Hill
SChOol districts. Nos I ami Cross
Hill township. L?ntens county. South
('Uro!Inn, asking tot an election upon
the (ptestlpn of levying a i', Mill
tax upon property in said school dis
tricts to be used for school i art-ores
have been lllcd with tbe Conn's board
of education, elections are hereby or
dered upon said ipi.-stiou. said elec
tions to be held on the Ith day of
September. 1001*. at l.orig View school
ho Me in school district No, 1. and at
Pine tiluff school house in school dis
trict No. ._' under the management of
the school trustees of said school dis
Only such electors as return real
or personal property for taxation and
who exhibit their tax receipts and
registration certificates as required
in the general election shall be la
lowed to vote. Those favoring the
tax shall vote a ballot containing the
word "Yes" written or printed there
on: those against the tax shall vote
a ballot containing the word "No"
written or printed thereon.
Polls shall oprn at the hour of two
o'clock In the afternoon and remain
open until four o'clock when they
Shftll close, and the ballots ? ounted.
The Trustees shall report the re
sult of said election to the County
Auditor within ten dnvs thereafter.
OHO f4. PITTS.
Co. Supt. Education.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
For Sale?200 cords of pine wood.
Will sell delivered or on the ground
(three miles from Laurons and four
miles from Clinton). M. L. Copeland.
For Sale?One horse Phaeton In
good condition; also open buggy with
rubber tires, almost as good as new.
M. L. Copeland. Laurens. S. C. tf
Copyright Flour -Is on the market
again. Fresh. (Mean, and Pure. No
Flour quite so good, let your family
have Copyright Flour. Copyright is
Pure. 4- f
Warning! Warning! Warning! All
persons are hereby duly warned
against selling goods to my wife.
Laney Stroud, or granting her credit
In any way, since I will not be re
sponsible for any transactions or bills
thai she makes. Henry Stroud.
Soo us for First Pat. Flour this
week. J, w. Payne, the Cash Grocer.
.Money Lost. On Monday. 30th inst..
Oil West Main Street, card ease con
taining three $20 bills. Finder will
he liberally rewarded. Mrs. C. S.
Fuller. Phone 16S.
Bicycle Stolen While in town few
days ago Mart Coleman, colored,
had his bicycle stolen, which can
be Identified by certain brass plug in
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Stale of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by more
than one third of the qualified electors
and freeholders of Cross Hill school
districts No. :: and I, Cross mil town
ship, I.annuls county. South Carolina,
asking for an election upon the ques
tion of voting out of High school dis
trict No. |3, in said township, county
and State, have been Pled with the
County board of education, an election
noon said question is hereby ordered,
said election to be held on the Ith day
of September. P.>09. at the Wade school
house in school district No. ". and at
the Pine (trove school house in school
district No. I. under the management
of tl e trustees of said school districts.
Only such electors as return real
or personal property for taxation, and
wl o exhibit t' ej|- tn.X receipt and reg
istration certificate as required In the
general election shall he allowed to
Those who desire to vote out of said
High school district shall vote a bal
lot with the word "Yes" written or
printed thereon; those who desire to
remain In the sold High school dis
trict sh;ill vi to a ballot containing the
word "No" written or printed thereon.
Polls shall open at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon and shall re
main open until the hour of four
o'clock, when they shall (lose and
the ballots counted.
The trustees shall renorl the result
of said election to the County Auditor
within ten days thereafter.
C.F.O. I.. PITTS.
County Supt. Education.
On what platform will Judge Fea
therstone run for governor now??-Ab
beville Press and Banner.
We are not authorized to speak for
him; but a mighty good platform
right now would be state-wide prohi
bition and strict enforcement <>f tho
law. Newbery Observer.
They Bay that all the clouds or life
have silver linings, but the trouble
seems to be in getting the things
turned wrong side out.
A Sprained Ankle.
As usually treated a sprained ankle
will disable the injured person for a
month or more, but ybapplying Cham
berlain's Liniment and observing the
directions with each bottle faithfully,
a cure may. In most eases, be effected
in less than one week's time. This
liniment is a most remarkable prepa
ration; try it for a sprain or a bruise,
or when laid up with chronic or mus
cular rheumatism, and you are cer
tain to be delighted with the prompt
relief which it affords. For stile by
Laurens Drug Co.
Se ? Pie bargains w e are offering .111
>dd Window Shades tegular 2fi cents
.) $1.25 values thai we are closing
nil at tin- extreme low prices from
10 o ".."i cents.
s. m. & E. 11. Wllkes & Co.
1 Buy F:lour Now 8
We have made a
big purchase of flour
and are prepared to
make close prices.
See us for flour, fresh
Cabbage, Sweet and
Lemons and Oranges.
J. W. Payne
The Cash Grocer
Next Door to Palmetto Bank.
PHONE, NO. .s;>,
A POLICY OF INSURANCE
may be the means of preventing
your profit turning into loss. It
has been so in many cases. It is
too bad to build up a profitable
business and then have it ruined
beyond hope of restoration for
the lack of insurance.
WE'RE READY TO INSURE
you right now in one of the best
companies in the world. Say the
word and we'll issue you a policy
?4- Law Kin^fl
Laurens, S. C.
We came to Laurens
to do the Photograph
Busines? of Laurens.
Watch the en=
trance to the
"The Photograph Man"
OUR $3. SHOES
Our line of $3,00 Shoes acknowledge
no superior or even equals at the
same price. They're made 6f the
Baine leathers an 1 embody all the
style and good points of most $1.00
can choose from a dozen smart,
shapely styles, In dull calf, shiny
patent colt and gun metal calf,
heavy or medium.
can lit their fe t in as dai y and
trim Footwear us they coulu wish
for a'<im; their choice from dull
kid or calf and bright c'?lt skin.
Cuban heel, turn or welt-sewed sole.
Nowhere can you get. quite so goad
Shoes for the money.
Come Here For The liest
This Shoo shop never Iris any
disappointments in st.u-- t" <r any
R. E. Copeland
The one price Shoe Store
Customers Shoes Shitted Free.
DR. CLIFTON JUNKS
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. Ht>; Residence 210.
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema
?i .? it i v fiiiailw.-rl lin's Salve, One applies*
ii.in relievos Jm llclil i auJ burning MUMflotk,
Don't let your
Fires occur frequently and it
is then found that the insurance
on the property has expired.
This is often due to neglect and
often you say that you have car
ried insurance so long without
having a fire that you will do
without it for a while.
There are no Days of Grace in
the Fire Insurance business.
Place your insuranctj where it
will have prompt and careful
J. J. Adams
at Bank of Laurens
I PHOTOGRAPHS I
I The McCorO i
j Studio I
k will copy any Photo, en- s<
$ 'arge any picture and ?
I make High Grade Pho- <<
I tographs for you at the |
? very lowest prices. No ?
I photographer can do S
I more nor offer any |
I more special inducement &
>< than the |
I HcCord Studio |
$ has always done.
i The McCord
s motto is ?
I "Best Pictures, Lowest ^
I Prices" 8
s Come to see us. |
Have just received a fresh
shipment of the best Turnip
Red or Purple Top
Other Garden Seed too.
x?'w the time t<> plant,
The Old Reliable.
4 RARE OPPORTUNITY
i* hero offered to the
SICK AND SUFFERING
of our Community.
READ REFLECT & ACT
carefully thoroughly accordingly
Cleveland institute of
Medicine and Surgery,
legally chartered and incorporated
will pay their first visit to
LAURENS, S. C.
and will lie at the *,
Friday September 10th.
TELL YOUR SICK FRIENDS.
One Day Only.
3 A. M. TO 0 P. M.
This frsiltute, composed of a QrojD of
regularly graduated physicians ana sur
geons, licensed, lega";,' chartered and Ir ?
co.-porated under the laws at the Slate
of Ohio, send3 at Itj own expense these
eminent medical spec'ali3t3 in order to
Introduce the newest methods and dis
coveries In Nie-diclne and surgery, such as
the system- of treatment unJc: X ray,
Violet ray, Flnasn ray, H> drotherapy,
Etc., to glv^ to those who call on the
above data, consultation, examination,
aovlce and all medicines requlrjj to com
plete: a car*, absolutely free. T!nse spe
cialises vsiil diagnose your ca;e and give
you tho benefit cf their skill and med
There Is In thta case no experimenting
or gusts vvor'< at your expense. You will
be told Whether yc j can be cured or not.
I? your case curable they Will put you
under treatment Immediately; If Incura
ble they will glvt* you such advice as
may prolong your life. Tr.elr treatment
always 'jives quiets, relief, and ultimately
p;:it!vely cures. C'lr.g prepared to cope
with each Individual ea32 the human sys
tem li thoroughly cleansed of tue dis
ease in a natural and direct manner, ar-d
Improvement Is noticed at once; even
tl-.e v.o.-st cases are- treated without any
Inconvenience to tha patient or the pur
suing of his or her otaily vocation.
If you are improving under ycur family
physician, do not corae* and take up their
valuable time, as they absolutely refu-jo
to treat any one who Is under the caro
of the lo;al physician*. They wish be
sides to give each psrient plenty of time
and their undivided attention, but can
not listen to long stories not pertaining
to your trouble. They have discarded the
old methods and remedies us.ed for agen
by the medical world, and which it would
bo folly to depend upon any longer, for
they are not known to cure, as thousands
die, depending on them for relief. The
following list of diseases only are taken
under treatment, to-wlt: Diseases of tho
Nervoui System, Heart, Stomach, Lungs.
Kidneys, Catarrh, (purulent or dry),
Consumption, Epilepsy, Deafness, Dia
bases of Women,Tumor3,Pseudo Cancers,
Plies, of a Chronic Nature only. They,
treat Deafness by an entirely new meth
>d, and hearing In many cases Is restored
it once. Catarrh In all Its varied forms,
,i!<e other diseases if once taken under
treatment, Is cured permanently to re
main so and to never return, it matters
not whom you have seen, or with whom
treated, do not fall to call, as a visit will
cost you nothing, and may restore you to
health, or even save or prolong your lifo,
aa thousands of persons will testify by
unassailable testimonials In all parts of
the country. If you suspect Kidney Trou
ble, bring a two ounce bottle of your
Urine for chemical and microscopical an
REMEMBER:?The free offer Is during
this visit only, and will not be repeated.
Pe."3on3 commencing treatment up;n
their future visits will be required to
pay, but not One cent will be asked from
those commencing treatment during this
visit for any medicine necestary to ef
fect a cure, irrespective of your position
in life, or the IHimbsr of those who come
on above date. Whensoever, or by. whom
wanted, a positive guarantee to cure wl'l
be given under the.r system of treat
n-ent. Those having long Standing a.el
complicated disease, who have failed to
git well and become discuuraged, are
particularly Invited to call.
NOTICE: ? Married ladles without
th9lr HUSOANDS, and minors without
their FATHERS, will positively not bo
admitted to consultation unless accom
panied by ore of their local physicians.
Office Hours: 9 A. M. to 7:3J P. M.
DON'T FORGET THE DATE.
I !MI> \\. KEI'TEMHEH I0TH
(all for Or. >V. II, S:n:|!',
O ort riff hi Matal Shlnglos make tlio host and most
durable roof. Four artistic designs?every shingle made to fit into
another?no solder, no seams, fewer nails, least fitting, little weight,
less than half the work. Proof against water, fire, lightning, wind.
Shipped painted inside and out, and will outlast all other kinds of
roofing Let us show you the four styles of Cortright Metal
Shingles, and some houses in this territory covered with them.
FOR SA LE BY
Brooks & Jones, Laurens, S. C.