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LAIIBENS, S. C. FEBRUARY 28, 15)10.
Psychologists say that we mortals
are not conscious of the absence of
anything, thai It is a mental impos
sibility. That may he true enough,:
and I am not going to argue the ques
tion now; but, I feel very certain that '?
I am going to miss a great deal after,
this week, consciously or unconscious- i
ly, or whether tho experience will be
located in the mind or the seat of the
feelings, or what not; 1 know that I
shall miss something next week, and
that the absence of it will be cause
Now I am not going to make the j
usual statement that 1 shall miss the
cry of "copy" from the printers. Why?
Simply because it would not be true.
BUt I shall most < .M tainly miss the
almost unvarying, good-natured ad
monition from Mr. Blackwell on Tues
day afternoons: "Well, if you expeet
us to gel this paper out tonight, you'd
better stop writing and go home."
Or, "If We ?'an get Honey to go home
now, there will be some chance of get
ting the pa pi i on the press." All of
which, while somewhat unusual In a
county newspaper office whore the ed
itors are (erroroneously) supposed to
be the personification of laziness, and i
the cry for "'copy" a constant nuisance j
to them. Is not necessarily complimen. j
t?ry; for, it Is entirely possible to
write too much, and too much of noth- |
Ings. Anyhow, it has been that way
in The Advertiser office for tin; past!
two years; we have had enough copy
thrown away, or crowded out, to fill i
a VOlumn; and tho paper has almost
always been very late to press. In
fact, "Buck" Little, the pressman,
swears that he is afraid now to put the
forms on tho press before 12 o'clock
Tuesday nights; be just knows some
thing awful is going to happen.
And then, I shall miss the pleasant
sight of my friend. Taylor, sitting just
across on the other side of the desk
from me. 1 shall miss th good advice
that he is capable of giving, and which,
by the way, has saved me from more
than one serious error. So often has
he said: "1 wouldn't say anything about
that; It won't do any good." Or, "that
will hurt somebody's feelings." And
just a side remark here: I don't think
Taylor ever said or did anything that
would hurt anybody; he has as kind a
heart as ever beat in anybody's bosom.
I have often tried to argue with him
that "feedings" and his kindheartedness
did not go very well with newspaper
work, but he doesn't believe it, and ?
verily, it doesn't seem to interfere with
his work 111 the least. He seems to bei
able to work, to fool and to love, and,
yel discharge his duty faithfully. He
car. criticise without being caustic, can '
censure without offending.
There is no doubt about the fact j
that I shall miss Mr. Copeland's inter
esting comments on the general cus
SOdness Of things, and bis unique ob
servations, made in a style peculiarly
his own. In fact. 1 shall miss every
body collected with The Advertiser; j
our relations have been most pleas
ant, and they are severed with many
regrets on my part.
To the correspondents that have so
ably assisted me In making this a
eounty paper, in reality, I extend most
sincere thanks. Then- Is no paper
thai 1 know of. that has a better corps
of correspondents, and their work has
contributed materially to the bucccss :
of' the paper.
A man learns to love inanimate
things, such as a violin or piano, and
even such a prosaic thing ns a type
writer. I am going to miss this old
number '1 Smith Premier, whose merry
rattle and chatter are really and truly
sweet music to me. 1 am not what
, you would call a sentimental person,
but I do associate in my mind every
thing that Is connected with my work,
even the typewriter. Pausing to think
of the many words I have written on
this old machine, there are a thousand
recollections that crowd upon me;
some things have told of people's Joys
and the ood things of life; others
have been of the sad deaths of some
loved ones, or the story of crimes,
awful and revolting. In the chronicl
ing of these events, my old typewriter
and I have been partners.
To review iny experiences during
the two years stay In Laurens la too
great a task, and would doubtless
prove borcsoine. Even to sum up,
would take too long. Hut I cannot
refrain from saying that these have
been two of the most pleasant years
of my life. I have done some work, a
part of which 1 hope has been for the
good of the town and the county;
at least, that has been the motive that
Impelled me. In the carrying out of
my Ideas I have doubtless offended
many and on many oecaslons; I am
sorry this has been necessary, for I
wish It could have been otherwise. No
man especially relishes making ene
mies for himself or the paper he Is
working for, and yet sometimes seems
Impossible not to do so.
When I came to Laurens in April
of 190S, the campaign against the dis
pensary was just beginning. I took
side with tbo prohibitionists and die
what I could to do away with what 1
believed a poor business, both fron
economic and moral standpoint. In
this light, I made many enemies both
for myself and for the paper; I hop*
I made some friends. Today, I cai
see no reason for apologizing for tin
stand taken. To those who stuck b;
us in the fight I extend hearty thanks
to those who opposed, I say that yo?
had a perfect right to your opinions
and I respect them now as I did then
To those who fought to do injury to
me personally and to my reputation.
I have nothing to say, as I had then.
Those who vilified and slandered have
their own reward.
During these two years. Laurent
has grown in many ways; she has de
veloped in commercial and Industrial
lines, her business has grown, new
enterprises have been launched Witt
success. All' these I have Wtttchet
with keenest interest and gratification
The Advertiser has grown in this time
along with other business. 1 trust
that it has more friends today thai
it had two years ago; if not. my worl
has been a complete failure.
1 cannot close these few persona
remarks without thanking the man\
who have done mo favors. There arc
some In Laurens who have done mi
good turns that I shall never forget
for which I thank them with all sin
In conclusion, let me say that 1
am leaving Laurens with many regrets
and that the days I spent here will
always be cherished in my mind and
heart. While 1 shall miss the many
things I have cited, the chief pain of
it all is that I shall not be missed; it
is always thus in newspaper work.
The Advertiser will appear next week,
just the same, if not better. This page
will be of interest; the front page will
bear the news of all that Is happening
in this place and in the county; the'
paper will go to its friends just the!
same, and will he read with the game
Interest. The man misses the news
paper, bill the newspaper does not
miss the man; however this may af-]
feet the Individual, It Is well that such
is the case.
With the kindest feeling toward all,J
with unalloyed wishes for their con-fl
tinned success, and with all good will
to The Advortlser and its friends, I
beg to remain. Yours
S. E. BONEY.
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So great and vast a subject, such a
title, needs restriction; for, to discuss j
it. even In the matter of space, one!
would have need of volutnns, barring
all limitations as regards knowledge.
Life, that some call a great riddle,
that others think of as a span, or a
dream rounded with a sleep, or as!
one has likened it to the momentary
flight of a bird, coining In from the
darkness without. Hitting through a
dimly lighted room for a brief time,
and then passing again Into the dark
ness of an unknown - these phases of
life are too vast to think upon. It is
just the common-place, everyday con
sideration of life that we have in mind.
And the occasion of the thought is
a post card, received some time ago,
on which was this inscription: "Life
is just one damn thing after another."
Now. let the very fastidious be not
shocked; they will find "damn" In the
very best regulated dictionaries. Bar
ring the fact that the use of it here is
incorrect, that It should be "damned,"
the meaning Is clear, and every one
knows the sentiment Intended. It is
simply that life is just one detestable,
abominable, provoking, hateful thing
after another. Life Is made up of
events, occurrences, happenings, chan
ges etc. and they are all of a similar
With this view wo have some sym
pathy. For instances, if one wakes up
early In the morning with a splitting;
headache, goes to breakfast and finds
his wheat cakes scorched, starts to
work and meets a friend who has a
grouch and Insists on telling his trou-i
bles, finds everything at his office in
topsy-turvy shape, has an over-due
draft presented him which he wants
to pay but just can't, is assailed over
the phone for an unintentional error,
flndB that something which he has in
tended for a favor In taken ns nn In
sult, and through all this Is wearing
a shoo that pinches, wo say that ho
has just grounds for thinking life Just
one damned thing after another. And.
by the way, there is nothing In
the world that will put a man out of
BortR quicker than a shoe that pinches
unless It is a collar that 1b frazzled a
little around the edges.
Hut then, every day is not the same.
Some arc all nunsMne; every thing
seeniH to work out 111 line order, every
body is cheerful and happy and greets
you with a smile; somebody thanks
you for a favor, and somebody lets you
know that you havo a place In his or
her affections. You run across some
good fortune, a check comes In, you
ore absolutely without worry, and the
day is tine.
So while the sentiment expressed
on the post card may be all right
for f-ome days, it is untrue In that It
takes no account of the bright and
cheerful days and the events contain
ed therein. Life is not Just one damn
?>(1 thlnr ?fter another.
.? is, we will be
seep In mind that The
to publish the news sent.
Advertiser does not publish anony
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It is reported that a negro man had
a string of robins here one day last
week. This Is strictly against the
law and the offenders are liable to
prosecution. Somebody is really go.
ing to get in trouble some of these
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Now. to be perfectly frank about it.
Laurens has right here within her
city limits one of the most eminent
physicians In this part of the United
States; at least a whole lot of people
from all over the southern states think
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Our good old friend. Otis Hull, edi
tor of the Rock Hill Herald, speaks
very kindly of us In the latest issue
of his paper, at the same time recall
ing our school days together, years
ago; and that's the rub: it has been
over twelve long years, and our friend
Insists on emphasising the point. Hut
we have the consolation, if any is to
be found therein, that we two are
about the youngest editors In the
state, excepting, of course, the at
tractive charming editors of the Abbe
ville Medium and the Hranchville
Journal, He that as it may, Otis Hull
is a worthy successor to his distin
guished father, whose writings the ed
itor of The Advertiser first read; he
Is producing a good paper, and It will
become better every year. Here's a
long life to the old Herald, and much
success to our old friend and school
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The Idler has the following very
pathetic, graphic story of life:
"Oh. woman! She was made to please
And make man's trousers bag at tho
Hut man, poor man, was made, alack!
I To button woman up the back!
Your money will earn 8 por cent.
If Invested with the Merchants Hulld
; Ing and lx>an Association, See J. J.
Mrs. P. C. Rattle and children of
Greensboro. N. C., after a visit of sev
eral weeks to relatives In the city and
county, return home tomorrow.
Notice.?We have on hand now
ready for delivery the new crop mort
gage. Will print your name in, In lots
or 100 or more. If you want blank ones
write Laurens Drug Co. or The Adver
tiser, Laurens S. C.
Labor .Savers. ? Moore's Modern
Methods. Let us show your samples.
All sizes and serttlngs. 8x5 size in
stock. Phone Advertiser Printing Co. I
For Sale?Improved Marlboro proll- '
flc and the Early Yellow Dent seed j
corn; $2.00 bushel, or $1.7;") In lots of'
B bushels. W. C. V/harton, Waterloo.
S. C. 3t
Get Moore's modern methods ofj
bookkeeping, saves time and labor.
Small expense. In stock for Imme-1
diate delivery. Advertiser Printing ;
For Sale or Kent?Three houses on
Laurel street, each has a nlco garden
and yard. Equipped with modern con
veniences ami near tho square. Apply j
to J. Y. Wallace, Post olhce, Laurens.
S. C. 3t
For Sale?Improved cotton se^d; i
made S00 to 1.000 lbs seed cotton per j
acre last year; matures and opens
well; $1 per bushel, 76 cents In five
bushels lots. A. E. Cleveland, Tylers
ille, S. C. 2t
Rubber Stamps and Seals?Made as,
'OU want them, any size, shape or
tyle. For firms, corporations, socle
ies, etc. Advertlsesr Printing co. ;
.aureus. S. C. 27-It'
Ens)' and Simple way to keep hooks,
-Moore's modern methods. Phone
Advertiser Printing Co. 27-4t
Mr. Merchant.?(let crop mortgage
.lanks from Advertiser Printing Co.,
r Laurens Drug Co., Laurens S. C
For Kent.?The Musgrove buildings
nd bai ns have been put in good order.
Connected with It Is a two-horse farm,
kuy party desiring to rent the same
trill phase confer with Mr. O. C.
'oung, Clinton, S. C. 4t
.lust Received Car load Hackney
lUggies all styles; also ear of St?de-1
inker wagons. Price right. .John A.
For Sale?Hay and corn stover. Hay
20 per ton; Stover $10 per ton. P.
?. Bailey, Rt. Laurens, S. C. 29-2t ,
Far Kent?Excellent store room and ;
everal offices to rent In Dial-Gray
luildlng. Apply to Mrs. R. L. Gray,
I ray Court or Dr. A. J. Christopher,
Far Sale?Eggs for setting, from
hicv select, single eomb Rhode Island
->ds. $1.00 per 15. J. M. Todd, Cray
ourt. S. C, R. P. D. No. 3.
TIlC ByrdvillC Dairy and Stock farm
as select, Toole and King cot-1
m seed for sale. Apply to W. I),
rd & Son, Laurens, R. F. 1). No. 3.
Far Sale?100 bu, Sun Flower. Long
aple cotton seed, $1.00 per bu. Re-1
Ived -'1 ets. per pound last year's
op. Yield of above equal short sta
o with me the past season. For
ile by J. E. Minter & Pro Sedaiia.
Pnr-n-slt-eide cures Itch In 30 mln
tos. Price .">0 cents, sold by Young's
harniaey. Clinton; The Miller Co.,
?oss Hill; Laurens Drug Co., Laurens.
Lost. Milk cow, duck-legged, slight
ly humped-back; light red color,
weighs about 700 pounds. Finder
please notir.v Nathan Hill at Watts
mills, Laurens, S. C. 30-lt
LITE RA KY SOCIETIES DEBATE.
Philomatlienn Awarded Decision in In
Clinton, Feb. 22.?The Eukosmian
and Philomathean literary societies of i
the Presbyterian college celobrated
Washington's birthday with a joint
debate in the college auditorium last
evening. The query was: "Resolved
That a three-fourths majority of the
jury should be sufficient to render
The representatives of the Eukoslan
society were: H. H. Raker of (Minion,
and W. W. Sprouse of Fairvlew, and
of the Philomathean, B. M. Sehalother
of Easley and T. W. Simpson of Ilonea
The honor of having their names en.
graved on the loving cup and securing
its possession for the ensuing year
was won by the representatives of the
Delightful music v>,i? furnished by
the glee club and the orchestra.
The graded school gave a half holi
day today and had exercises In honor
of Washington's birthday.
Mr. H. I. Morton has sold his prop
erty to Mr. J. F. Jacobs. The friends
of the Horton family are sorry to see
the definite burning of bridges.
NOTICE OF sali:.
United states of America,
In District Court.
In He, Eureka Foundry & Supply
Pursuant to order of ihe Honorable
J, J, Earle, one of the Referees in
bankruptcy, in the above suited cause.
( w'll sell ai public o Uery, to the high
est bidder, for cash, at Laurens Court
iioi.se, South Carolina, on salesday in
March next, the same being the 7th
day of tho month, during tho legal
hours of sale, tho property of the above
named bankrupt consisting of mer
chandise, machinery, toils and appli
ances, Iron foundry outfit, and office
furniture and flxWr.es, an Inventory of
which will be furnished by tho under
signed on application. Tho said prop
erty will bo sold In hulk nnd In the
event a purchaser should fall to Com
ply with his bid, the property will bo
offered for sale on the same or some
subsequent salesday on the same terms
at the risk of the former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for all papers.
\V. H. Gllkerson,
J. L. HOPKINS
2,000 yards of 7c yard wide Sea Island f\ i?
to go at, a yard, ? vr*5
Only 20 yards to a customer.
1,000 yards of Ginghams and Calicos to fi^l
go at only, a yard ?vrO
7g 10 yards to customer from 9:30 to 10 o'clock.
From 3:30 to 4 o'clock, 10 yards of real f\
good yard wide Bleaching, a yard ? \?%J
7 packages Celluloid Starch for ?25
8 quart Galvanized Bucket, f f\
Saturday only, ? I"
I J. L. HOPKINS, Laurens, S. C
O.B. Simmons & Son
Closing Out Sale
Real Estate Offerings
fiOO ocres. 5 miles from city of Lau
rons, bounded by lands of A . Huff,
.lohn Brown & Bailey land. 8 horse
farm In cultivation, well supplied with
tenant houses. Price right and terms
150 acres land bounded by lands of
Ludy Mills, L. E. Bruns and V. A.
Mills. Price $30 per acre.
307 acres of land in Scuflltown town
shin near Byrds Cross Roads, bounded
by lands of M. P. Poole, Will J. Adalr,
Will Myers and others, known as the
Yarborough place, 3 dwellings, $6,000.
74acres of land near Green Pond
church, 8-room cottage, with nine barn
and out-buildings, 4-room tenant
house, bounded by lands of Jno. Tay
lor, Mrs Ahercroinhle, and Jno. Curry.
Price $00.00 per acre.
70 acres of land bounded by lands
of Jim Ad Moore, Will Hudgens and
others, cottage house, 40 acres under
cultivation. Price $1,700.00.
52 acres land, bounded by lands of
J, R. Armstrong, S. L. Owings and
Mancil Owings; 4-room dwelling, one
tenant house. Price $30 per acre.
3 acres of land in the town of Whlt
mire. S. C, nicely situated, suitable
for dwelling lots. Price, $1.000.
1G9M; acres of land bounded by
lends of Bryson placo, Bee Bailey,
I lamps Holland and olhers;5 room
dwelling, 2 tenant houses; good barn
and out-buildings; known as tho old
Ferguson place.owned at present by
Will B. Motte. Has sown 14 bushels
of wheat, 10 bushels of oats.?Prlco
$27.50 per acre, Terms easy.
One lot on Main street, closo to tho
Public square; six room, modern
dwelling; water, lights and sewerage.
A nlco homo. Prlco $5,000.
246 acres of land In Dial's township,
known as the Capt. Swltzer place; six
room cottage, 2 tenant houses, fine
barn and outbuildings. Price $20 acre.
92% acres land near Tumbling
Shoals; bounded by lands of W. D.
and J. G. Sullivan; 8 room dwelling;
good outbuildings. Prlco |22.50 per
50 acres land, beautiful cottage,
bounded by lands of Win. Chlldress,
Hobt. Bell and others. Price and terms
47 acres of land, 5-room cottage,
good out-buildings, bounded by lands
of W. K. Martin T P. Martin and N.
I). Garrett. Price $800.
2\<i acres of land, 6 room cottage
nicely located In the town of Gray
Court, with one of the finest wells of
water In town. Price, $2,300.
8 room dwelling, on Centennial St.,
Clinton, S. C. with 81 hundredths of
an acre of land,, known as the Grlftlu
place. FrlCO, $4,000.
325 acres land 4 miles of Cross Hill,
known as the old Campbell place.
Price $16 per acre. Easy terms.
150 acres land, one-half mile of Dial
church, with a handsome dwelling. 3
tenant houses and good outbuildings.
Come quick If you want this place.
Prlco $50 rer acre.
1G7 acres of land bounded by lands
M. H, Holder, W. D. Abercromble, and
others; 8 room dwelling, 3 tenant
houses, good barn and out-buildings.
Price $25.00 per acre. Terms: $1,000
cash, remainder in five equal instal
175 acres known as old Goodgyn
place, has 8 room dwelling, 3 tenant
houses, lino corn mill in good running
order with 75 horse water power.
Price $4,500. Terms made easy.
144 acres hounded by lands of Jeff
Davis and Herbert Martin; :t good ten
ant houses, and good barn. Price
$50 per acre.
117 acres of land near Gray Court,
bounded by lands of E. T. Sholl, \V.
E. Gray; seven room cottage, fine
barn and outbuildings and line post
ure. Price $G0 per acre.
One 8-room dwelling in city of IjOU
rens, No. 330 1 lampion street. Price
140 ncres bounded by lands of Y.
C. Heliums and ?. itchell Owens, in 3
miles of Laurens; 2 dwellings and
out buildings. Price $35 per acre.
71 acres on Roedy Rlvor, bounded
by lands of James Downey, Will Cald
well and others. With tonnnt house.
Price, $20 per acre. Terms made
83 acres of land close to Beulah
Church on the dividing line of Green
ville and Laurens with an eight room
dwelling, one tenant house, also good
out buildings and line pasture. This
place is known as the Thaddeus Rabb
homestead; Prlco $33 1-3 per aore;
terms mado easy.
323 acres land, bounded by lands of
Daniel South. Davis land, Miss West
and others, known ns the Cuilen Lark
homestead, 7 room dwelling and 3 ten
ant houses. Prices made rlfcht.
Terms easy. *_ualailtafl
J. N. Leak
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds. Gray Court, S. C.