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LAURENS, S. C, NOVEMHER 3, i90q.
t tihi mui ws iiospiT.u.m.
A great fuss Is belli}; made over the
state about the Invitations s.-mi out by
the city of Columbia to the Toft lunch-'
eon, each Invitation being accompanied
by the rennest for n $10 remittance.
Several 11 .VS'hipei'.l It, VC poke! a
good dc.t of full at ?:>! mil tee > u
invitation, declaring !' n [ho;?r kind of
hospitality. s tutor Tillman in char
acteristic manner saltl emphatically
that ho would not atteiitl under any
it all depends on tiie viewpoint.
The committee decided that Mr. Til ft
was to be the guest of (he CUtli'O state,
and that the entire state should bear
the expense. Such a vi v. is by no
moans strange or queer: in ract, in
Ii great many of the states, other cities
i hau the capital demand representation
on such occasions, when public oill.
eials are entertained; they are of
(bourse, lin n, hosts, as well as those of
the capital city. Wo say the view i>
not strange or unpre? edented; If Pres
idem Taft Is the guest of ?oiilh Caro
lina, those o| South Carolina, ho mai
ler where their resilience, should
boar their part of the cxp -use.
However, (here Is the other view:
that he is the guest of Columbia; the
pcoplo of Columbia have th ? power to
invite whom they pleas-; they gel the
honor of the entertainment; their city
Is heing honored. It i.^ a visit to the
city of Columbia.
We are inclined to think that the
latter view is the correct one. and we
unhesitatingly say thai in our opin
ion, the people of Columbia made a
had slip-up in the matter. Ihn. this
does not make it necesssary for us to
? ant and rail as many have done; we
can readily see the position taken by
the committee. We have no smypathy
with the utterances of Senator Till
man; only a mail of his kind ever says
And then tune is made the charge
of graft; Senator Tillman lends this
of course ami his followers have taken
it. up. Of course, one who knows noth
ing about banquets ami cost of enter
tainments Is me expected to set? who
$3,000 can lie spent. ihn Senator
Tillman ought to know better; im has
dwell in Washington and elsewhere
where people live ami entertain In
style, ami he should at least have as
similated a little know! 1.; ? along
these lines. And, we believe ha has.
Senator Tillmtin in Washington Is
quite different from "Ole Ron" in
South Carolina, lie coiii >s home and
pulls off his Prince Albert and hettver
and puts on his rough manners and
tlco on the "Wool hat" ab i "one Callus"
hu; ? he . that i
ihtrc-is ai'e load Into . ? ei . <
ways; (hey still hit-' "
We guess iho luncheon w ill b* ' pull
ed on" in suite Sen.itoi I'llliiian'.
?H'lMJE IM? JI'llY.
The Bamberg Herald, in (he1 r-ott.rse
of its comments on tho Avant-nighatn
verdict has this following reference
to Judgo Watts;
"The jury who tried Rlghatil and
Avant for mut'doi' did their duty, but
Judge Walts did hot do 111*. TllO
judges hoed censure :? much or more
than the jurl i;. ?',,:- ??
found tho men guilty of mnnstausrh' v
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lng their desire that the men be given
light sentences. Judge Watts tokt
thi> jury that such a verdict was pcr
mlssable under the law, but thai it
would In nowise hind hi HI In passing
We presumed that Judge Watts,
knowing the sentiment of the jury, re?
vcnlod in the quest ion, niitde the sen
teuce as light as he conscientiously
could. Hut, our contemporary is en
tirely w rung when it says: "by Ills ac
tion ho practically told ih?* jury that
they round a wrong verdict." That
is an Impossible View.
Now. while wo believe that these
were guilty either of foul murder,
or not guilty at nil, we certainly
commend the jury for reaching n
verdict; we congratulate the statt? in
securing n conviction. Further,
while wo believe the sentence ex*
timely light, we try to think that the
presiding Judge found some goon and
substantial reason for his leniency.
Basing our opinion on the testimony
and the law, we should have convicted
the men of murder and hanging by
the neck until dead would have been
the sent.'ine. had thai been in our
power. Hut; the Jury decided the
ease and Judge Watt*, in hone?!, con
i.clcntious officer Imposed the sentence.
Wi are nol disjaisod to crlilehe
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THE I . < . A 0. I F.I.EHH U'lOX.
Last Friday the city of Spnrtnuburg
Invited it large number of i itlzeiis from
South Carolina, Georgia. North Caroli
na. Tennessee nnd Virginia, to cele
brate With her own people the com
pletion of the Carolina. Ciihchfield ,v
Ohio railroad. This new road Is '_'!'*
miles in length, running from the rich
coal and ore Heids of Ohio and Ten
nesseo to the city of Spartnnburg;
thence it is expected to run to the
Atlantic const, possibly to Charleston,
possibly to Savannah, and possibly to
both. For the present, however.
Spartanburg is the ('i*tt'ii.>lt?thg| jiolht
and the rottd ends there*.
'i l ?? celebration last Friday consist,
ed of formal e.,,'v? s. at Which a
numb ?:? of promlneni otlkials ?? i* the
ro.. ). mayors and other public inch
spoke, and a barbecue dinner. The
speeches were ol n high Uhler aiUl oh
tertnlning: Altogether ditYei'eut; how
ever, from the momhitigs of a political
meetings like the people of this state
suiter about every two years. The
men who spoke are factors in the
commercial and industrial life of the
country: they are the tuetl who d<;
things, not the politicians who tell
the people how to run railroads and
cotti a mills. Their addresses were
b?l the summing up of a great work
that is about completed, a substantial
contribution to the wealth and pro
gress of the south. v meat highway
has been built: the western slopes of
the Blue Ridge have been linked to
the eastern slopes ami nn outlet to the
sen has been made. over the tines
of rails the great wheels of commerce
and trade will run: thousands of men
will !>* given employment and the
earth's riches will be made accessible.
The road at present extends from
Johnson city. Tenn., to Spartnnburg.
The barbecue dinner In the woods
near the residence of Mr. Jno. 11.
("lev land was the most elegant spread
of t'. ? kind we have eve: sen or par
taken of anywhere. There wre over
13.til ? people fed at that dinner, and it
was as easily done as jf the iuunher
l\ai\ been only 120; The people in
charge of this part of the entertain
ment deserve highest commendation.
FHdhy was on-> <.?' flte biggest days
the history of Sparhthbiu'g. loan
Those October days ami nights!
Who among us failed to notice and
enjoy them 1 "Isn't it beautiful?" was
the universal Comment. The man or
woman who fnileU to enjoy those days
ai I nights is Indeed a sordid and base
c.eature. without (uilSic, teeny. 01"
splrll in his make-up. The smiles of
t!i< beneficent Creator h&ve been upon
with other girls. Ho invariably says
"Thank you'. He knows how to use
a shoe buttoner. He is always cheer
ful and always neat". And this they
say is tlic "model husband ". Maybe
so. I sit t wo Imagine we hear a certain
very sensible young woman remark:
"Pass It I hi up; I want a husband, not
a servant". All the foregoing Is re
spectfully submitted to th? young wo
men's eiub hi --. where they discuss
" what kind of mail i expect to marry".
Some one remarked: "Spartaqburg |
Is the Atlanta of South Carolina".
We refuse to divulge his name; he
might be sue i for slander.
? * ?
"1 am glad you are going to run on i
the cash in advance plan ", remarked
a mighty good citizen last Saturday.
"It is the only business way".
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To the C. C. & <>.: "Blest he the tie
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We are receiving a number of com
plaints about papers not coming regu
larly. Tho Advertiser earnestly re
quests the postmasters in the county
ami the mail < arrlors to assist us in
this matter. Owing t?. tho greatly In
ert us mI list -, some errors are Unavoid
able, but a litt'.- more care all around
will reduce them. Let tho people no
tify us at once when their paper fails
to reach them, and all possible effort
win be mtulo to correct all errors.
. ? .
Sunday's Slat 5 had a column ami a
hah" on the subject: "Why Educated
Women Oo Not Marry." The solution
Is very simple: because they are edU"
Tillman and politO society don't
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A correspondent nishs the trite tlefl.
n'.tton of "mother-in-law". He is re
spectfully referred to Sherman's defi
nition Of v. nr.
? ? ?
"Why do women marry?" is the
headline of a riceat hows article.
Principally becaiis ? ?"? n ask iliem to.
NKCKU SilOOTIMl AT t I.1NT0X.
id Wulhue Wounds, Perhaps Fatally,
Clin;on. Oct. 31.?Ad Wallace, ?
neuro li\ing on Mr. <".'iy Copelnnd's
plantation, shot another negro. Otis
Davenport. Sunday morning about
10:30 o'clock. The shooting was
done with a .38 calibre pistol.
Drs. Walk-r and Lawrence Bailey
were summoned at oace ami pronoun
ced the wound fatal. However, the
negro was still living, up to Tuesday
afternoon, and with o good chance for
No particulars can he obtained of
the circumstances of the shooting. It
took place In Ad Wallace's house
where gambling of some sort was go
ing on. Two other men were in the
honst? a while before the shooting.
"General McNeill and Blltf Cannon,
but McNeill left before the shooting.
The other man. who Is supposed to
have witnessed it. has not been found
since the shooting. Wallace ran out
and. meeting .-one other negroes, he
told them to go ami get Davenport out
of his house; he had killed him. Then
before any OHO could .-top hiin. he ran.
It is said that he had two pistols in
his possession. An empty whiskey
bottle, capacity one quart, was found
in the bouse.
Wallace was arrested near Kinnrds
by Mr. OxnOr and brought to Laurens
Sunday afternoon by Deputy Culbet't
SOU. He la awaiting the result, of
the wenn !> Inflicted oil Davenport.
Th ? wounded negro Is still living. !
although the bullet entered his head
IttBt above the left eye.
YOU ARE INVITED
All tiiy friends and cus
tomers arc cordially in
vited to my store on
West Mahl Street this
to a reception given bv
ttie National ' fr?enit
ill 1 c here $[
Pa a ne & Co,
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. |
For Sale One house and lot In town
of Mountvllle, will soil for cash or
exchange for farm property. Also
several houses and lots in city of
Lumens, and quite a number of farm
lands very cheap. Call on Anderson
& IMakely If you need any property
or have any to sell.
Wanted?-To r >nt or sell Sp ?on place
?acres: one horse farm, open;
!\nn spring water: '.? tulles west of
Luureus. Easy terms. C. C. Feath
.lu??t Arrived 700 bushels pttre seed
wheat from T. W. Wood & Son. Will
sell ?o our customers for $l.t?0 per bu.
Feltz. Little Ked May. Klondyke. Pur
ple straw, and bearded Fulcuster. See
us for seed wheat. Smith Mercan
tile Company. Kinards. S. C.
For Itenl to Load Parties An eight
horse farm near Mountv?le. S. C:
altogether or In two or four horse
farms. Apply to A. i*. Fuller. Mount
vllle, S. C. 11'-?t.
For Kent The Wright place, at Lis
bon, containing Three Hundred and
Twenty-live acres. Large two-story
dwelling with necessary outbuildings,
convenient to church and school. Six
miles from Laurens. A desirable
place. Apply to J. N. Wright, Lau
rens. s. C. 12-tf.
The Best Flour The best Flour In
the world comes from Ann Arbor
Michagan . For sale by Todd. Simp
son & Co., Laurens, s. c. u-ti
Cabbage Plants 3i 0.000 Wakefiel :
and Early Jersey Wakefleld Cabbage
plants ready for delivery a* $1.50 the
1,. or cts the too. J. W, Don
nan. Laurens. K. !>. -. l3-5t.
Seed >Vheal Go to Fleming & Co.
and buy the Line Stem: best for this
country. Free of onion and grass
seed, cochet'el cheat chaff and broken
..Copyright Flour leads them nil In
quality, don't let your grocer sell you
a Hour as good, 'her.' Is no Flour as
good. Copyright is pure. 13-4t
For Salt? Fine Angora goat. Well
broken, nerfeetly gentle. Will sell
goat. cat-, harness, and stable. See
Wale- Watson, 301 South Harper St..
For Sale?One deep iron gray horse,
six years old. $165.00: a family horse.
Tom Q. Sullivan, tumbling Shoals. S.
For Sale Otis hay horse; age Hunt:
qualities right; cheap for cash. J,
Wade Anderson, Laurens. S. C. 14-2t
For Sale?A splendl 1 farm near this
city, or will exchange for country
property. See i. Wade Anderson,
[?aureus, S. C. 1 l-2t
The next time you run up against
a contrary hog that refuses to go
through a chute into the wagon, try
the following plan: Clap a feed bas.
ket over his head, and he will back
anywhere you want him to go. My a
little maneuvering you can have the
hog in the wagon before he knows it
SCHOOL LYCEUM NUMBER.
Clarence L. Burgderfer Will be Hen"
on November i-tii.
The second attraction in the school
lyceum course will he at the graded
school auditorium on Friday evening,
November 12th. Clarence L. Burg?
derlei-, entertainer, "the man with a
smile worth while" will be here with
his many funny stories to tell and his
laughable impersonations. It is said
that Mr. Burgderfer is one of the best
of his kind on the platform today; he
Is jolly and his humor Is "catching."
Burgderfer was born tunny. Hi
advent into the world was a joke, tor
the family runs to girls, tins sisters
are all girls). Even the doctor's an
nouncement of his first appearance in
public caused the family to smile.
Horn with an innate desire to amuse
people, we fin 1 him at the tender age
of live managing his own circus in
the barn, admission 1'" pins. The
family cat (near angora) and his
spotted coach dog making up the men
agerie. In school, we find him recog
nized as authority on the manufac
ture of ?paper wads." conducting
many a warm debate with his teachers,
always taking the negative side, and
never conquered except by the faith
cur.-, i. e. "laying on of hands." Hifl
first appearance as a sure enough
"funny feller" taking real money h<>
gins when he was engaged to travel
with the Hillsdale College C.lee Club,
the college that produced the famous
poet. Will Carlton. Three years with
this company made Burgderfer big
enough to star alone. He has ap
peared at scores of the leading educa
tional institutions all over the United
States, a* over fifty of the largest
chautauquas, on hundreds of the besl
lecture courses, and from every sec
tion of the country committees report
him the greatest fun maker ever on
their programs. His return dates are
nor exceeded by any humorist on the
American platform.? Extracts from
his Diary and other reliable Sources.
Tickets may he secured from I'rof.
B. I., .lones.
Mow about a good Mattress f ir your
beds? See our line that are made of
the best quality of material, and at
money saving prices.
S. M. ? E. H. Wllkes & Co,
I COMING! I
i We are coming into our own, and doing the 9
I Photograph busines of these parts in a rush. '
! From 18 for 25 cents J
j To $15.00 per Dozen 1
I Any and everything in the Photograph line. Our 1
I Pictures talk volumes for |
j The Nichols Studio J
SWe begin our Fourteenth Year next Monday |
and we are resolved to make it the greatest in our I
4i Career. 4?
*? H. NICHOLS *
^ The Photographer ^
Laurens,.South Carolina *
EVERY WOMAN t
With a taste f>>r Good
Shoes will be greatly in
terested in our Fall E;oot
We are showing Shoes
that are something more
than "just Shoes."
They are Shoes of re
finement, style and
breeding. Shoes f< r
There are new mod vis
with Cloth and Suede
tops, black and iit colors,
The new slant and
crescent cut ate very
smart creations. New
ideas in tip and vamp
perforations. Button and
Lace and Blucher styles.
up to $4.00
We take the greatest
pleasure i:: showing the
new styles, and vve earn
estly request eveiV Wo
man, that appreciates
gi '< ?'. Si:- v. -, ti call to
see Ml? Se?soh's elintff*
Fhe Shoe Vtan,
'1 he ( me Pi ice .Shoe Store.