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One Hundred Boxes of Paper, .tiled and
plain, sold for 25 cents, which we are offering
l?cts a box.
When stock sold out can't duplicate. Come
To Country Merchants!
? Listen! We have a job in Pencil and Pen
Tablets. When in Town ask to see them.
Don't forget to see our large size bottles of
Castor Oil and Turpentine.
Palmetto Drug Co.
W. H. WASHINGTON, Manager.
WE BUY AND SELL
List your property with us. We
think we know values in City and
We act as Executors, Adminis
trators and Guardian for Estates.
Business entrusted to us will re
ceive expert and careful attention.
N. B. DIAL,
C. H. ROPER,
Sec. & Treae.
m Home Trust Co.
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
Headquarters for Dynamite
We carry a Large Stock of Dyna
mite. We almost sold out after the
Demonstration Friday but we still
have a small supply and a large Ship
ment on the road.
Subsoiling by Dynamite is the
Discovery of the Age.
The Stump Blasting by Dynamite
wai a perfect succes at the Demon
stration. The Results are Wonderful
call on us for Information as to proba
ble cost and fine results.
We attended the Demonstration
and can tell all about it. Don't fail
to get Information about it. We are
ready to give it.
Brooks & Jones.
Piles I Pitas! Piles!
V/iiilnmH' Indian rii<- Ointment win euro
mind, Bleeding und Itching Pllcfc. It ab
sorbs tli? tumor*, allays Itching at onco,
acts ms a poultices given Instant relief.
Williams' Indian Plla Ointment In :?'<??
pared for PI lea nn<l Itching of ilio prlvuto
ports. DriiKHlfllf!. m.ill Mic und $1 00.
WILLIAMS MFO. CO.. PrA-v. . ClovHar.J, Ohio
LAl.'ltKNS l>IU;<i vO.
tanrenSf s. C,
Jno. W. ForfJUBon C. C. Kcathcrstonc
vv. n. Knight
PEROUSON, PEATHBRSTONE ft KNIGHT
Attorneys at Law
Laurcns, S. C.
Prompt and careful attention given
to all business.
Office Over Palmetto Bonk.
Our Decadent Merchant Marine. $
There was a period during the mid
dle of the last century when the mer
chant marine of the United States led
the world. For many decades past, It
has seen a steady decline. Today it
Is threatened with absolute extinc
tion. Our shipping: register for for
eign trade now amounts to only 782,
517 gross tons, the smallest amount,
if we except the year 1898, during the
past seventy years. Subtract from
thlc tonnage vessels which have out
lived f^olr usefulness, vessels in the
trade uetween Atlantic and Pacific
coast ports, by way of the Isthmus
of Tehuantepec, which, although car
goes can be carried only by American
ships, are required to be registered,
and subtract also tonnage of the Yu
kon River, and but little Is left out
side of the steamers built for the
ocean mall of 1891, and the five trans
Pacific liners which fly the American
flag. Last year, American ships car
ried only 8.7 per cent of our exports
and imports, the smallest percentage,
If we except the year 1901, In our
It Is to Congress that the country
must look for the first movement in
setting right these altogether impos
sible conditions; and the most work
able method for starting the great
work of reconstruction would be an
extension of the ocean mall act of
1891. The bill now before the Sen
ate provides that American ocean mail
steamships of 16.knot speed or up
ward, and of fi.000 gross tons or over,
shall be paid by the Postmaster-Gen
eral for carry the ocean mails, $1.00
a mile on routes to South America,
south of the Equator, payments to be
made for the outward voyage only.
The bill prohibits the award of con
tracts to any bidders engaged in com
petitive transportation, or engaged in
the importing or exporting business.
Contractors must not give any pre
ference or advantage to any particu
lar person, company, firm, corpora
tion or locality, or to any particular
description of traffic. Contracts are
to be awarded to thqsc bidders who
offer the highest sea-going speed.
Now. the causes of the present de
plorable condition of our once fa
mous fleet of ships engaged in the
foreign trade are simple, easily un
derstood, and impossible of contra
diction. In the first place, ton for
ton, a ship of a given size can be built
more cheaply In foreign yards than
In our own. The ship, when once
afloat, sets sail upon her life of use
ful service with a perpetual handicap
upon her proflt-earnlng capacity, rep.
resented by the interest on her high
er first cost. The difference in cost
between American-built and foreign
built merchant ships Is not so greai
today, It Is true, as once It was. The
romakably low price at which ship
plates and other structual steel ma
terial are produced In our mills, cou
pled with the development of large
ship-bulldtng establishments provid
ed with the most up-to-date plant, has
served to bring the cost of construc
tion much nearer the European fig
ure; but the fact remains that the av
erage today is somewhat higher In
this country- If. under the fostering
care of the government, exercised
through suitable mail subsidy legis
lation, our merchant marine should
begin to grow in numbers and ton
nage, there would be an Increase in
the number of ship yards and an in
creasing flow of orders to those that
already exist. The ultimate result of
this increased activity would bo a
somewhaf lower cost of production.
The principal cause Of the present
stagnation Is to be found in the much
ereilter cost of running American
ships, as compared with ships sail
ing under foreign flags. Existing laws
for the protection of American sea
men, and for their general comfort,
demand that they shall be housed, fed,
and generally cared for on a scale
whose cost Is far greater than that
Obtaining or. foreign snips. The pay,
both of officers and men, Is higher,
and it Is a fact that, even If we could
build.always as cheaply as the for
eign shipyards, the extra cost of run
ning the ships would be sufficient, on
many steamship routes, to practical
ly wi| e out any profits.
M view of thc?io conditions, it can
be said that to all intents and pur
poses, tile construction of foreign
going merchant shipping is an infant
Industry which will require in the
early years of its development the
same federal recognition and support
which has enabled the I'nlted Slates
j during the past quarter of a century.
I to found, develop, and bring to a
! lUSty growth tho vigorous manhood,
many industries, which today are
, among the most extensiv; and suc
jcessful in (no country.
! We note (hat In his last report the
Commissioner of Navigation urges tho
necessity of giving federal aid to such
? American shipping as will mako use
ot the Pttnaiiin ( anal, whose formal
opening will take place on January I,
; 1916, sotno four years hence. Unless
I It Is proposed at (bo outset, ho says,
j to abandon entirely to foreign ship
ping, ocean communication between
the United States and the west coast
of South America, by way of the Pan
ama Canal, legislation to secure the
establishment of American m:?il lines
through the Canal should bo undor
taken at once. It is pointed out that
there is ample precedent for the pay
ment from tho Treasury of the United
States of tolls which will accrue on
vessels of tho United States passing
through the Panama Canal. It is
suWclent to refer to the fact that as
a means of stimulating the develop
ment of national shipping, Russia,
Austria.Hungary and Swenden refund
Suez Canal tolls to such ships as use
Ihe canal. Indirectly, through their
subsidies to national mail lines using
the canal, such a refund is, in effect,
the policy of Germany, France, Hol
land, Japan, Italy and Spain. It is
significant, moreover, that tho British
and Oriental steamship company sub
sidy of $l,fiOO,000 happens to be al
most exactly the sum of the Suez Can
If we remember rightly, the United
States is paying out annually between
300 and 100 millions of dollars to for
eign companies for carrying Its for
eign commerce. Government assist
ance amounting to but a very small
fraction of this sum. would ultimate
ly put us in a position to carry this
trade ourselves. The government is
expending nearly 40 millions of dol
lars in opening up via Panama short
er sea routes to the South American
coasts. The remittance of Canal dues
to American built and manned ships
would go far to secure the bulk of
this trade for American shipping.?
Imperfect Digestion Causes Bad Com
plexion und Dull Eyes.
The color in your cheeks won't fade,
the hrightness in your eye won't van
ish. If you keep your stomach in good
Belching of gas: heaviness, sour
taste in mouth, dizziness, biliousness
and nausea occur simply because the
stomach is not properly digesting the
MI-O-NA stomach tahlets rive in
stant relief to upset stomachs, but
they do more- they put strength Into
ihe stomach and build it up so tha*
it can easily digest a hearty meal.
"1 had stomach trouble for six
years?for da>s at a time could ea;
nothing at all. After taking MI-O-NA
treatment I am in perfect health und
can eat anything."?E. M. Campbell,
1 L*:m? s. Prospect St.. Sedalia, Mo.
MI.O-NA 13 sold by the Laurcns
Drag Co. and clrufTRists everywhere at
50 cents a lai*e bottle. It is guaran
teed to cure indigestion, nnd all stom
ach distress, or money back.
The Happiest Man.
Who is the happiest of men? Ho
who values the merits of others, and
in their pleasures takes Joy, even as
thongh 'twere his own.?Goethe.
A Fierce Night Alarm
is the hoarse, startling cough of a
child, suddenly attacked by croup.
Often it aroused Lewis Chamblin of
Manchester, O.. (R. R. No. 2) for their
four children were greatly subject to
croup. "Sometimes in severe attacks,"
he wrote "we were afraid they would
die, but since we proved what a cer
tain remedy Dr. King's New Discov
ery Is, we have no fear. We rely on
It for croup and for coughs, colds or
anv throat or lung trouble." So do
thousands of others. So mny you.
Asthma, hay fever, lagrlppe, whoop
ing cough, hemorrhages fly before it.
50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free. Sold
by Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
100 small farms wanted for western
House and lot, on East Main street
containing 17 aoios with fine houac,
barn and other Improvements on easy
House and lot on Garllngton street,
cheap for quick sale..
?100 acres near Stomp Springs in
fne stato of cultivation, 5 tenant hous
es. Price $ll.f>0 per ncre, one hatf
cash, balance in 12 months.
125 acres 1 Vi miles of public squaae,
electric lights nnd one of tho boat
farms In the county. $125. per acre,
one half cash, balance on easy terms.
Several lots on South Harper street
House and lot on E. Mnln street, 8 1-2
acres and 16 room concreto dwelling;
finest place in upper South Carolina
On easy terms.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
One hundred acres tillable land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
A number of farms nnd other prop,
erty for sn'.o, seo us beforo you pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurcns, S. C.
Thune No. 33
YOUR WANTS FOR
Brick, Lime, Cement,
Coal and Wood.
J.W.&R. M. Eichelberger
"The Reliable Draymen."
We Haul Anything.
Night 'Phone 276 Day 'Phone 33
Silks in Massaline, Crepe-De-Chene and Foulards
See the specialty in Colored and White Silk
Waistings at 25 cents.
AMONG THE WHITE GOODS
Skirting and Waist Linen from 25 cents up.
Plain and fancy weaves in cotton fabrics em
bracing Flaxon, India, French and Kilkeny
A good quality Linene at. 10c
Choice effects in fancy wiiite weaves for
hot weather wear.
Laces, Embroideries and Flouncings.
Never have we shown such a complete
assortment in these lines. See these, it will pay.
New Ribbons and Ladies' Neckwear at
W. G. Wilson & Co.
We want to do your
and all other work in the Tin
and Sheet Iron Line
We will sell you a better grade of
VALLEY TIN =
than you have been using at the same price.
We make anything to order out of Sheet Metal
Be sure and see our Metal Shingles before roof
ing your residence. /
Yours for better work and material.
l North Side Public Square - Laurens, S. C.
New Spring Goods j
are arriving daily and we invite your inspection of
our complete and up-to-date lino'of
DRESS GOODS, CLOTHInO, SHOES
and everything in the Dry Goods line, E very tiling
in the latest fashion and from the best makers
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