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Statement By Local Butch
ers On Conditions.
CAUSE OF ADVANCE
In These Days Poor People Musi Live
On Sun mid Pepper Pro
Ills On M en is.
Tho cosl <>t living! Oh. ilon'l nun
ti?;.> it. li Iiuh t:-Iv?? 11 !i balloon ascen
sion ami is still in HlO air. In facl it
is reported that some cannol Keep tb<!
pace and have decided to quit living
or at least to t|llll eating. It's a safe
bet that there will bo more gardens in
this part (if the world this year, that
people will raise moro chickens and
that there will be general economy In
? ?very line.
What is the cause of the high cosl
of living? A writer says that there
are three; the tariff, the trusts and
extravagance, and the greatest of those
is extravagance, which The Advertis
er firmly endorses, Every article of
household necessity has advanced ma
terially hi price except salt and pep
per. Moral: eat salt and pepper.
Lard and Hour, just common lard, and
flOUr that you buy in sack:; and regard i
as such common things, even to the;
extent of having them sent around to
your back door, are such luxuries now
that one feels like mee' ig the delivery
l)oy at the front doo.. bringing the
goods into the parlor and holding a '
family consultation over the purchas
es. Oh. rats!
Hut on the meat question, fresh
in, at. common cow and pig. People
are paying 20 cents the pound for
pork and pork sausage, and li? cents
for steaks. Some are inclined to blame
tho local market men. but they are
really not to blame; it Is not thotr
fault. The Advertiser r< porter has
made lt)(|Ulrios a bold the meat busi
ness and he duds that the local mar
ket men make in clear profits of only
about (<uts a pound on beef and just
about Ilic same on pork. They pay
3 1-2 cents for beef; in the killing and
cutting there is a waste of about ."..">
per cent, making the cost about 7 1-2
and for this they get an average price
of about 10 to 11 cents the pound.
Hogs cost them 10 cents the pound
and there is a waste there of 1-3 per
cent. So the local butchers are not
Asked why he thought meat had
gone up so. Mr. S. (1. McDaniel said
yesterday: "It is not our fault: the
hogs that we buy in Tennessee have
gone way up. They say that the pack
ing house people bought up all the
big bogs early in the year, and the sup
ply has not equalled the demand and
the price is just forced up on us. We
get nearly all our pork from Tennes
see; in fact, we can't got them locally."
Mr. McDaniel said that he bought
about 10 per cent of bis beef cattle
from foreign markets.
Extravagance is the principle cause
for high cost of living. The rich have
just gotten too rich and they don't
mind paying any old price for what
they wnnt. Their luxuries living has
forced up the prices to almost beyond
the reach of the poorer people. How
to remedy things The Advertiser
doesn't know. Ask Tom Law son; fi
nances are In too "frenzied" a condi
tion for the reporter to give a sane
opinion right now.
WAHL SHOALS HOYS ACQUITTED.
Alleged Gamblers Are Tried By Jury
And Found .Not Guilty.
Two weeks ago Tho Advertiser had
an article concerning the arrest of
twenty-two young men of Ware Shoals
on the baurens side of the line, charg
ed with gambling on Sunday after
Boon, it seems that some of the young
ten took great offence at the publica
tion of the fact that they as "alleged"
gamblers were arrested, for this office
has received two communications on
tho matter, replying somewhat to the
charge, but of such a nature as to
make th"lr publication impossible.
The letters state that the trial was held
that they were represented by At
torney McDowell of Greenwood, and
that the jury empanelled by Magis
trate Kellott acquitted them of the
The young men should stop to think
that the word "alleged" was used and
that does not mean that they really are
gamblers, but that that Is the charge
agalnm them, upon which they were
arrested. Slnco they have been ac
quitted, the matter Is ended, at least
.so far as the newspaper accounts of
it are concerned.
An attack of the grip Is often follow
ed by a persistent cough, which to
many proves a grejit annoyance. Cham
berlain's (lough Remedy has been ex
tensively used and with good success
for the relief and cure of this cough.
Many cases have been cured after all
other remedies had failed. Sold by
Laurens Drug Co.
Remember we have the largest and
best line of enameled war-' to be
found In the county, our prices are
ii. hi. & E. H. Wllkes K Co
More Apt to Kill Chicken* and Bird*
Many nn Innocent hawk, skunk, owl
and weasel bus been shot for the deeds
of tliat sleek highwayman, the house
cnt. It Is safe lo say that this ma
rauder, which enjoys all the comforts
mid protWtlOII of n homo, destroys in
the aggregate more wild birds und
young poultry than nil the native mit
ural I'liemies combined. A cat has
been Known to kill a whole brood ol
chickens in a day. a lent uiie(|iialed by
any pmlliceous animal, with (he pos !
Bible exception of the mink, tubers in
the course of a season have practically
destroyed whole coveys ol quail or
grouse or nests full of young song
ster.s. A well known naturalist estl
unites that in (he New England stales
Blone 1.000.1 KK) birds are destroyed an
iiually by cuts.
The offender Is not so often the well
fed household pet as It is the aban
doned und neglected outcast. In l'.KC
the Society Kor the Prevention of Cm
elty to Animals in New York city
killed monthly an average of U.tXX?
sick, injured or homeless cats?il total
for the year of over 70.0O0. A con
siderable proportion of these were pets
abandoned by people who hail gone to
the country for the summer.
Moreover, summer visitors lo I be
mountains or seashore sometimes lake
with them their cats, which, on their
return home, are too often left behind
lo swell the local overflow ami make
serious inroads on the birds of the re
gion. It Is safe to assume thai in the
rest of the state outside of New York
city as many cats follow a nomadic
life as In the city, and If we assume
(hat each cat kills one bird a week we
have a grand total of over .1..r>00.000
birds destroyed annually. In the milder
parts of our country, as In (he chapar
ral region of California, where bird
life Is abundant, cats often revert to a
semiwild state .-ml never revisit their
old homes except for plunder. Sports
mem and bird lovers should be ever
watchful and whenever possible re
move marauding cuts from the coverts
The principal reasons given for keep
ing cats are their attractiveness as
house pets, their usefulness as com
pan Ions lor children and their alleged
value as rat and mouse killers. It is
Impossible at present to obtain correct
figures on the subject, but It Is safe
to say that few persons during a nor
mal lifetime run across more than half
n dozen cats that habitually attack
rats. Occasionally a hunter cnt Is
found which seems to delight In catch
ing rats, gophers or ground squirrels.
It Is a common experience to find prem
ises that are well supplied with cats
overrun with rnts and mice. At a cer
tain ranch In the west a member of
the agricultural department In Wash
ington trapped eight mice in his bed.
although there were eight cats on the
Facts About the Potato.
An authority tells us that the potato
hns a large and unique relationship
Tobacco, tomatoes, eggplant and pep
pers belong |o the family. Probably
that Is why the potato bug Is so often
destructive lo these crops. It Is asked.
"How cau a potato grow other potato
vines from the eves since It Is not a
root, fruit or seed?" That is answered
by way of illustration: A stein of al
most any plant will produce another
plant from the place where the leaves
come out on it. If one will break off
a piece of rosebush ami plant it in a
favorable place it will produce another
rosebush, Just as a potato will produce
In a wild stale the potato vine Is
very hardy and will grow to a consid
erable height. It is said that the In
A WELL SUACKU HKKD POTATO.
dlnns did not eultivnte the potato ex- >?
cept for Its leaves, which became
known na their tobacco; hence the
leaves and stalks of tobacco are large,
but there are no signs.of potatoes at
the roots. So much for cultivation.
On account of the starch they con
tain, potatoes are valuable as food.
The potato tuber consists mainly of n
mass of cells filled with starch and
encircled by a thin, corky rind. As
slated, the chief value of the poiato
as an article of diet consists In Ibe
starch It contains and. to n less ex
tent, in Ibe potash and other salts.
The quantity of nitrogen in Us com
position Is small.
Treatment of Sick Fowls.
In the majority of cases tho sick
fowl should be killed, according to
an authority. Cenerally It does not
pay to doctor sick fowls, nnd often the
slide fowl that recovers is not the one
that amounts to anything afterward.
This Is particularly the case with
fowls sick with the roup. This disease
seems to perinea to every fiber of the
birds, and If they recover at all they
sre of little vnlue for a long time. It
Is doubtful If they ever fully recover
their old vigor. If one owns o high
priced bird 1? may prove to be profit
able to cure It for the sake of the eggs
that it may produce, which eggs may
be used for hatching other high priced
birds. Itut a fowl Hint has been sick
and hns been cured should not be sold
to an unsuspecting customer. The
fowls that are to be doctored should
be given good food and good surround
ings rather than anything else. Their
native vigor will help them to recover
when medicine wouId bo a detriment.
Sunshine is nn Invlgorntor nnd may
veil be considered a great help in tho
doeiorlng of fowl*.
l AMONG THE EXCHANGES |
Tlie Logical Candidate.
Some friends of Hon. ('. C. Featber
stono seem to think a strong motive
hack of the attempt to pass a State
wid prohibltion bill this year is be
? ??<< .. <jn doing would discredit his
claims somewhat as the logical pro
hibition candidate for governor. This
will hardly bo of any weight, how
ever, with those who would vote* for
"tho" prohibition candidate. Mr.
Pcnthcrslono Is tho logical candidate
of tho prohibitionists, no matter who
enlors tlio race. His memorable race
as the Ii is t prohibition candidate has
not boon forgotten so soon. And he Is
an able man besides. Ho will get
many votes in this section and indeed,
the man who heats him will he the
next governor of South Carolina.
A I.aureus Itllhc.
Some of the members of tho legisla
ture who drink branch water mostly at
home >;et so tony when they go to Co
lumbia that nothing will do them but
Glonn springs water. Exchange.
Which calls to mind the 1.aureus
county man who went to Charleston
oil an excursion and stopped at a ho
ld The waiter asked him what sort
of tea he would have, and ho replied.
Store tea, you fool. you. Think I'd
come : " tho way down here to Char
leston lo drink sassafras?" -Xewberry
The Same Principle.
The Advertiser pays for its passes:
they are not free. Some newspapers
Eldvertlso for a clothing house and ac
cept a suit of clothes in payment of the
hill: the suit is not a gift. ? l.aureus
lie "accepts a suit of clothes In pay
ment of the bill." Hut he doesn't ac
cept the whole stock of suits, and
Im would not be permitted to "accept"
? ny more suits than 'the bill" comes
The cases arc not similar.?Xewber
The llnco For Governor*
Of course there is Mayor Hlease, of
Xewberry, Mr. Fentherstone. of Lau
rens, and Mr. Manning, of Sumter,
all announced as candidates for gov
ernor. 1 am not authorized by any of
the gentlemen named above to state
that they are candidates. It seems to
be understood that Mr. Lyon will not
run for governor this year. I had
heard some time ago thai he made the
statement that he would be a candi
date if he was successful in convicting
any one in the graft casses, and if It
is true he is not going to run. it may
be that be does not consider the plea
of Mr, Fnrnum a BufTlclent victory to
warrant Ins entering the race. Hut
he has another court yet before the
campaign opens and he may have bet
ter success.?-B. II. Anil in Xewberry
Herald and News.
In anothor part of this Issue the
fact Is noted of Mr. E. H. Machen's
return several days ago from Colum
bia hospital. However, on Sunday Mr.
Machen experienced a relapse, and on
Tuesday he was taken back t<> Colum
bia for another examination and pos
sible operation. His friends exceed
ingly regn-t this ' hange in Ills condi
tion but one and all hope for him a
complete restoration to health ulti
if troubled with Indigestion, consti
pation, no appetite or feel bilious, give
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets a trial and you will be pleased
with the result. Those tablets lnvlg-1
orate the stomach and liver and ;
strengthen tho digestion. Sold by
I.aureus Drug Co.
I TribbleClothingCo. j
? Is the Place for Bargains J
? in Shoes and Clothing
I Tribble Clothing Company |
I Auction Sale I
1 Of City Property will be I
I sold to the highest J
Ibidder on I
Salesday in Feb. 7?
One 9 room cottage on corner of East Hain
and Holmes street, fronting East Main 140 feet
and Holmes street 364 feet and 50 feet deep at rear
on Holmes street. Known as the Hudgens prop=
erty. Electric lights, water works, sewerage, bath
and toilet. Good barn on premises.
This is one of the nicest locations on East
Main street, surrounded by high toned citizens,
convenient to school and church.
Terms of sale, one half cash; remainder in 12
months, with mortgage of premises to secure the
credit portion. Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. N. Leak
The Real Estate Han
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