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"RELIGIOUS PRESS AND QUACKERY."
Subject of Paper Read by Dr. R. E. Hughes at Recent
Meeting of Doctors in Richmond.
i ue Times-Dispatch of Richmond, I
from which The Advertiser hist \veok|
cliped a complimentary notice of Dr.
Hughes' paper read before the Tri
Stale Medical association nt it.-; re.
cent session, reproduced the full text
of the paper, as follows:
" The achievements of modern sur
gery, the revelations of the microscope
or the skill of the internist are today
upon a footing inner bet?re dreamed
Of as far hack as the memory of man
goes, and with this naturally t omes a
tendency towards the allurinfl strictly
scientific part of our work. So deeply
are the majority of us absorbed in sci
entific research and its rapid advances
that we are overlooking and ignoring
some insidious hut dangerous influ
ences of an ordinary kind, but very
fcr reaching in their effect.
"Therefore, when offering a subject
not scientific, one would feel like apol
ngizlng to a body like IIiis If he did
not know this theme a timely one or
could not wisli the most consistent
Candor claim that he thought The He
licons Press and Quackery' ;i subject
just important as the white plague,
pellagra or hookworm but the rending
of ii paper denouncing the religious
press for Its support of quackery will
doubtless prompt the usual comment
from the public to the effect that ad
vice is cheap and that 'know when to
speak, for many times it brings danger
10 give the best advice to Kings.'
"Wo shrink from making attacks of
11)is nature, for the laity is already
questioning the frequent and rather
fulsome efforts on our part to advise
and enlighten, claiming tho?e of us
least charitably Inclined are the rlng
leaders In howling our high aims and
love otf humanity. Therefore any ef
fort on our part to warn them brings
up the invariable debate as to the os
tensible or real motives that Inspire
any of our campaigns against charla
tanism, be it Christian Science, glass
vendors, cancer quacks, dope drugs or
any of these things, which they would
say conflicted with our mundane in
i:i hi to Sound Warning.
"So much are these exposures doubt
ed that we, as a class, are almost per
suaded to let them alone, but when the
editors of religious papers further the
eauso of such Impostors, 'tis lighf that
we sound a warning note, for possibly
a ray on his head would arouse a
consciousness of the wrong he is do
ing. He knows better. II" is a teach
er, his sheet the official organ of some
!? nomination, anil should stand for
i ruth at least. Its Influence is great
Its weekly visit Is looked forward to
with pleasure in every religious and
well-regulated home. Its stories are
road to the children and enjoyed by
the older people. Eighty-five per cent,
of its readers are not discriminating.
They believe every word of it. and go
Oil through life from childhood with
undying faith pinned to their church
paper, and would as soon doubt their
mother or their clergyman. A quack
is no better than a thief. He is a rob
ber, and the religious papers are help
ing him by pious editorials, and while
the leaders may have sonic difficulty
In recognizing the dangers of quackery
per sc. he finds no such nbstnele in
the case of plain stealing, and though
thoughtless enough to tamper with Iiis
physical condition, he docs resent the
thefl when he rcalix.es thai the quack
is robbing him. Quackery and robbery
are sy noiiymnus.
"Shame on such editors that they al
low their columns to teem with fraud
ulent and dangerous ads. it is n dis
grace on the age.
'"One other point: The people nl
large have never grasped the idea that
true physicians cannot and do not
advertise. They only announce; they
never guarrnntee cures; only quacks
?'But of all the quacks who adver
tise in tlie papers the cancer man is
possibly the worst, and it is to him
we will pay our respects."
Several Noted Quacks.
Dr. Hughes then referred to several
noted quacks, who had guaranteed to
cure cancei'8 by take patent medicines,
and dwelt particularly on the case of
a man who masked under the name
of "Rupert Wells, M. D.." St. Louis,
who conducted an extensive mail order
business with his cancer cure until he
was caught and the use of the mails
was denied him. He advertised as a
sure cure for cancer his marvelous ra
dioti/.ed lluld, and under chemical ex
amination, it was learned that his
'"cure" did not contain an ounce of
"Wells' BUpport was by the religious
papers." continued Dr. Hughes. "Hun
dreds of similar quacks are being thus
advertised daily. In round numbers
$100,000,000 Is consumed annually by
the people of the United States in fake
nostrums and quacks.
"Are not they more to be censured
than the quack? For in Wells' case
his stuff was at least innocurous. while;
these papers are advertising drugs ab
solutely harmful, and are robbing,
lying and wrecking lives. Those
wrecked by their cocaine, opium, al
cohol and chloral that cannot be ac
commodated by the gallows, peniten
tiary and insane asylum, can usually
get standing room at Kooley's, and, as
for the children of such patients now
and those yet to be born, are the in
I FATHER 80- MOTHER 76
^-"-'"""*s->^s. The aged father and mother
of a prominent Boston lawyer
I kti h?'' ?\ safely carried through the last
I^^HIrEj son savs: "My father
v^^g^^^plr and mother owe their present
2p^^^^^V\ strength and good health to
"^^^^^O Vinol. During the last two
trying winters neither of them had a cold, and were
able to walk farther and do more than for years.
I think Vinol is perfectly wonderful. It certainly is
the greatest blood-making, strengthening tonic for old
people I ever heard of."
We want every feeble old person fin this town to try
Vinol. We win return their money without questlou 11 It
does not accomplish all we claim for It.
THE LAURENS DRUG CO., Laurcns.
herited neuro*? from dipsomania,
melancholia nnd hysteria to raving
maniacs, suicide, epilepsy and death,
who is responsible?
"The first great harm done by the
advertising quack Is In calling a per
son's attention to themselves by the
ingeniously worded and detailed ar
ray or symptoms, catchy and persuad
ing to the neurotic, fear of the malady
advertised is the outcome, and with |
fear comes a weakening of the will
and colnsidentally. a persersion of
many functions. Secretions are stag
nated or turned loose in a torrent.
Patient becomes introspective, begins
taking the various nostrums, and
those not killed by dope die of (
fear. Salvin, Knox, Napoleon and
many others died In middle life from
dread, disappointment or fear.
"Christian Science has a salutary
and redeeming feature that Is by mak
ing a patient forget he is sick, and
that disease and death don't exist. No
fear of trouble here and assured of
eternal bliss above. Therefore, no fear,
no nerve tension, the} i ome self-re
liant, and are considered good risks
by the insurance companies.
"if it is true that nature Intended
every animal to live to an age
approximating five times the number
Of years, which it took to reach its
bodily maturity, then man, reaching
Iiis maximum strength and height at
twenty should he one hundred. But,
i the fear of disease as started often
by patent ads the use of nostrums as
advocated by the church paper, are
sufficient to start many on the long
"As to the quacks, wo must have
some admiration for their gall and
gulling, for the reading public, pity
and prayer, but lor the religious press,
they stand as Indicted. When my love
swears sho is mad" of truth, I do
believe her, though I know she lies."
Saved \ Soldier's Life.
Fa sing death from shot and shell in
the civil war was more agreeable to .1.
A. Stone, of Kemp. Tex., than facing it
from what doctors said was consum
ption. "I cantracted a stubborn cold"
lie writes, "that developed a cough,
that stuck to me in spite of all reme
dies for years. My weigh! ran down to
130 pounds. Then I began to use Dr.
King's No\V Discovery, which complete
ly cured mo. I now weigh ITS pounds.
For Coughs, Colds. La Grippe. Asthma,
Hemorrhage, Hoarseness. Croup.
Whooping Cough and lung trouble, its
supreme. 50c, $1.00. Trial bottle
free. Guaranteed by I.aureus Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
TO K EPE AT "THE N IZAKENE."
Will he Sung it I first Presbyterian
Church March 10.
The sacred cantata "The Na/.arene"
I '...t ir;-o;,tly pleased a large audi
ence few weeks ago when sung in
i the Methodist church will be repented
by request, at the First Presbyterian
church on Thursday night, March loth.
No admission fee will be charged but
a voluntary silver offering for the La
dies' Aid society of this church is re
quested. There are twenty-live voices
in this chorus with Miss Jessie Holt
accompanist and Mr. Chas. Hicks, di-*
rector. Some splendid music will be
Stubborn As Mules
\ are liver and bowels sometimes; seem
to balk without cause. Then there's
trouble Loss of Appetite?-Indigestion
Nervousness. Despondency. Headache.
But such troubles fly before Dr. King's
New Life Pills, the world's best stom
, ach and Liver remedy. So easy. 25c
i at Lnurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
The Dignity of Land-Owning.
We have not developed In this coun
try, as we should, the intense pride
that the Englishman feels in being a
land-owner, it gives a man distinc
tion that the homeless man has not.
lie Is n hotter citizen, a guardian hold
ing in trust a piece of creation fresh
from tiie hand of the Almighty. And
yet how many alas! how many!
who have such talents in their keep
ing arc indeed unprofitable servants
not so much as keeping their treasure
unhurt (as the one-talent man in the
Blblo dull, but wealing out and de
stroying in one brief lifetime the heri
tage that Creator intended to remain
fertile ami fruitful, to feed our human
race, as long as the earth shall last.
Love your farm. If you cannot be
proud of it now, begin today to make
it a thing you can be proud of. Much
dignity has cone1 ??? you in that you
are owner and care-keeper for a par!
of Gods foot; tool; show yourself
worthy of that dignity. Watch ear
nestly over every acre. I^et no day
go by that you do not add something
of comeliness and potential fertility
to its fields. And finally, leave some
spot beneath the shade of some giant
tree where nt last, "like as a shock of
corn cometh in his season." you can
lay down your weary body, leaving the
world a llttlo better for your having
lived in It, and earning the approval
from the Great Father (who made the
care of flchhi and gardens the first
task given man): "Well done, thou
good and faithful servant; enter into
the Joy of thy Lord."- Raleigh (N. C.)
Progressive Farmer and Gazette.
Are you using a "Mucks" stove? If
not. you are losing money. Bucks
save fuel and that saves you money,
better get oi1c.
o. A*. & E. II. Wllkes & Co.
and buy your
We have a fresh lot of
Garden Seeds of all kinds
of a good variety best a
dapted to our Southern
Yellow Danver and Sil
ver Skin Onion Sets,
Irish Potatoes, Seed
Corn, Field and Snap
Laurens, S. C.
Dr. B. F. Posey's
De Bell's Kidney Pills.
If you have any derange
ment of the kidneys try a
Bunsen's Catarrh Cure
for all catarrhal deafness,
hay fever and colds in the
The above preparations
are among the best of
their kind and fully guar
Fresh lot of garden seed
that will grow.
Dr. B. F. Posey
Lunrens, South Carolina
Now is the time to buy the
balance of the
Coal you need
is the place to buy your
O ROCERI ES
as cheap as they can be- bought.
We have on hand
80 Bbls. of Flour !
He sure and sec us before you buy
We have just received one
car of Corn that; we can sell
at 92 l-2c
Meal, unbolted, and water
ground, at 90c
Salt at 55c
Peas at $2.50
We have also one eat of Meyers
Molasses which we sell cheap.
Come to see its before you buy
R. C. Gray, Manager.
Laurens, s. C.
?. M. & E. II. Wilk. s & Co..
Oontlomen:?The Muck's Stove I
purchased from you is giving entire
sat is fact loh. it's hnking is perfect
as could be, and uses very little fuel.
We are very much pleased with our
c. a. Franks,
Laurens, s. C
Ii. P, I). 1. Teh. 18, HMO.
DEATH OF TWO MAIDEN SISTERS.
Miss Etta and Mprgaret Caldwell Die
Within a Dny of Each Other.
Peculiarly sad and singular were
the deaths of Misses Etta and Margaret
Caldwell. two of a family of three
sisters residing out near Union church
In Waterloo township. Both died of
pneumonia, tho death of Miss Etta oc
CUring Friday night at 9 o'eloek and
that of her sister at 1 o'eloek Saturday
night. The funeral service of each
was conducted by the Rev. \V. IV
Hainmett, pastor of I'nlon church, the
burial of the former taking place Sat
urday and that of tho latter Sunday
Roth were members of I'nlon Baptist
church and were most estimable wom
en. Two sisters. Miss Sara Caldwell,
who lived at the old homestead. Mrs.
Blackwell of Duo West, and two
brothers, Messrs J. i\ and Thos. Cald
well of the county survive.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets invariably bring to women
suffering from chronic constipation,
headache, biliousness, dizziness, siil
lowness of the skin ami dyspepsia.
Sold by 1.aureus Drug Cd.
ALL the real value
a watch has is in
the movement?in the
material, finish, adjust
ment of that move
The HOWARD is the only Amer
ican watch always finished and
adjusted as a fine movement, at
whatever price it is to be sold?
frot3i $35.00 to ?150.00.
VVc are distributors for tins dis
Two elegant roaldoncos on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
Two elglll room dwellings and one
four room dwelling on North Harper
street, oil easy terms.
One hundred aeres Itllahle land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Three lots on South llarpt street
well located and cheap.
Two elegant farms near McHaniel's
mill, well Improved, TU acres and ti
acres, line neighborhood, schools and
One dwelling and one lot on Oarl
Itlgton street, well located and cheap.
Got them while they are hot.
One line lot on Chestnut street, S-10
of acre, convenient to business part
A number of farms and other prop,
erty for sale, see us before you pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building* Laurons, S. C.
Finest Food Products
; hi Widest Variety
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J. M. Philpot
1 ..aureus, S. C.
is that it is so clean. No grease, no smoke, no smell con- 2?
nccted with its operation. I .i t us show you among our S?
electrical supplies sonic of the inventions that we think ^
will appeal to you. If you have any particular electrical 2c
need we arc reads- to supply it, as well as to demonstrate O
the conveni nee of the new things we have to offer in the &
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|i Electrical and Plumbing Contractors vp
We are fixed for you
with plenty of
cars arriving every few days
DIRECT FROM THE MINKS.
We broke all previous records in February?
SELLING OVER 200 TONS
without a disappointed or dissatisfied customer. That's
doing Some. Get the habit of phoning us for Coal, Wood,
brick, Lime, Cement, blaster, Crushed Stone, Drays.
J,W,& R. M. Eichelberger
Lonp; Distance Phone, ?33.