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Roofs Put on
26 Years Ago
are as good as new, and have
never needed repairs?never
need attention of any kind, ex
cept an occasional coat of paint.
Ulli"?' '.,,ittiii"i""i .."i
^JJ'j Mil I in | -
Storm-proof Fire-proof lightning-proof
Don't buy that roof for the new buuding,or re-roof the old*
Wk B* unnl you neve examined the Coftrighi M*i*S SUagUa,
For sale by
Local Dealers or Cortright Metal Roofing Company
50 N. 23rd, St., Philadelphia, Pa.
"Spend where it will count.
Be sure it will count before you
spend. Just figure ahead a lit
THE BANK3^ LAU RENS
WHY-BE!K- TlMfiN T?
Buy A Home With Rent Money!
The average tenter pays for his place every eight years
hut the laud lord still owns it. Why Pay Rent?
YOU PAY AS RENT
,????? 178 Acres near Ml. Olive Clinch.' Cheap and on easy terms.
One-half interest in one of the linest lime quarries in the South.
Four miles of Ware Shoals. Cheap on easy terms.
At $120.00 per year in 10 years. $1,581.6?
At $120.00 per year in 25 yearn. $6,583.72
At $240.00 per year in 10 years..... $3,163..%
At $210.00 per year in 25 years. 13,167.43
We will cut any of the following into such size tracts
as you desire. We buy at wholesale and-retail land out
to suit the small buyer :
Sr endid farm and Kinnory at Kkom, containing 100 acres, and
good uwelling, outhouses, otc, 20-horseengine and 10-horse boilor, two 60
saw gin, all In good shape on easy terms or all cash.
About 100 Acres near Watts Mill, known as the Hadgett Land.
552 Acres located near Heody River Power Company, on Reedy
s River, and known as the Horroh Place. Price, 812.50 to $20.00 por
acre, depending on number of acres and location.
200 seres three miles east of Laurcns. High state ^cultivation.
23 acres at Anil's cross roads, cheap for quick sale.
10 acres near Watts Mills, all improved, for $l,500,?half cash.
105 acres, a part of J. N. Clardy tract, $8.00 per acre. (Jet the bar
Several houses and lots near Watta Mill.
93 acres near Ora, level and good Improved land, $60 per acre.
400 acres near Stomp Springs, $11.60 per acre.
We also have for sale about Twenty-two Acres of land within the
Corporate limits of the City of Laurens, known ss Qrays Hill, which
we will sell in small building lots, at reasonable prices. A good many
of these lots have cottages on them.
Remember that we cut off any number of acres de
sired by purchaser and give any reasonable time in which
to pay. We want to make it possible for every white
farmer in Laurens County to own his home.
Laurens Trust Company
R. A. Cooper, President. C. W. Tunk, Sec. & Treas.
Anderson k Blakeley, Managers Real Batate Sales.
MAYOR GRACE TAPS
A Hrrc/j Interview on the Charleston
Campaign Meeting, Where Blease
Threatened Metropolitan Police.
Charleoton, July 8.?"Of course it
was anticipated by mo that Gover
nor Blease would be compelled at
the Charleston meeting to take no
tice of and. If he-could, answer the
charges which I have so publicly
made against him," said Mayor
Grace Saturday night, in a statement
replying to the attack made upon
htm by the Governor In his speech
at the State campaign meeting held
Friday evening at the Hibernian
Hall. It will be remembered that
Governor Blease, when he had finished
his attack on Judge Ira B. Jones spoke
of the breach between Mayor Grace
and himself, which grew out of his
appointment over Mr. Grace's protest,
of whiskey constables in Charleston.
This led up to charges by the Mayor
that graft could be traced practically
up to the Governor, which accusation
was followed by the dispensary In
vestigating committee of the Legis
lature coming to Charleston and hold
ing an Investigation.
The Governor denounced any man
accusing him of having received
graft through the whiskey consta
bles as a malicious character-thief
and cowardly liar. He read a letter
from Mayor Grace asking him not
to dismiss a local notary who was a
negro. The feature of this address
which made the deepest impression,
was that If Charleston voted for
Jones, he would do all In his power
to place the metropolitan police here
and govern Charleston by injunction,
lie referred lightly to the results of
the recent investigation held by the
legislative investigation committee,
and said that if any one would say
to Chief Constable StOthart's face
that he had received graft, furnish
ing the proof, lie would discharge
Mayor Grace was in I lie audience
at the Hibernian Hall when Gover
nor Blease attacked him so severely,
but he held his peace and made no
reply. Saturday night he gave out
the following statement:
The Mayors Stu 1 einen!.
"Of course it was anticipated by
me that Governor Blease would be
compelled at the Charleston meet
ing to take notice of. and if he could,
answer the charges which 1 have so
publicly made against him. There
was no escape from this necessity.
The only matter over which I had
any doubts was whether or not I
should attend the meeting, and witli
my own ears hear what he had to
say. My friends practically unani
mously advised me against it. As it
happened, I was on the Isle of Palms
at the State Bankers' Convention,
and had I cared to lend plausibility
to my absence I could have readily
evaded it. Hut I determined that
come what might, it was my duty to
go to the meeting. As ii demo
crat, I have never missed any of
these meetings, and the only thing
that could have kept me away would
have been, whether others might
have thought of it, cowardice on my
"Having mud" up my mind, thcre
j fo'ro, to go the next thing which
' bothered me was what attitude I
should assume toward Governor
Blease, however personal and bit
ter he might become. As I had de
liberately gone to the meeting l was
equally as deliberate about what my
course should he. I remembered
that I was Mayor of Charleston:
that the hall was packed with men
Who at the slighted threat of per
sonal Injury, would spring to my
side through devotion that is unex
celled anywhere. The police force,
while composed largely of inen loy
al to me. I Would have myself re
quired to do its duty, and under the
orders of the chairman. 1 ami even
my most devoted friends, might have
been summarily removed from the
hall, to which extremity I would
have bowed in obidence ko law.
With these mere outlines of a riot
ous situation flooding my mind there
was but one view for me to take?
to swallow anything.. I did it with
complacency, and I think the public,
from what I hear, approves of my
The Beer Incident.
"Moreover, what did It matter,
what Blease said? Did he not in the
very speech in which he so violently
by indirection, denounced men, also
give utterance to the rankest Inde
cencies and anarchy? Think of a
governor replying as to how he
stood on the beer question by shout
ing that if his questioner (In violation
of the law) would bring him up to the
stage a drink of beer he would be bet
ter able to answer the question. Of
course, it was grilling for me to have
to sit and listen to Blease's lies. The
Idea of his making In it appear that
tho beginning of our troubles was
when he refused to appoint a negro
notary public, whose appointment, by
the way, I had asked only as a favor to
gentlemen in Charleston who were not
then nor have ever been, my political
friends. Are MeBsrs. Nathans and Sin
kler also negro lovers? And do they
believe In social equality? Certainly
not. It Is almost sickening to have to
answer such tommy-rot.
The Dispensary Constables.
"There was but one cauBC. and that
was ins I said In a published article
recently,) Dlease had broken his pub
lic promise and his private word. I
expected him to be governor of
South Carolina, and when he was
elected I was happy. Any intimation
by him that I wiBhed to usurp those
functions Is more than absurd. In
the presence of many others he ask
ed me If I would name a man for
chief constable, and In their pres
ence, I denounced the whole proposi
tion, and said that I would hold him
to his word not to appoint any, as I
knew und had told him in writing
that they would be grafters. They
have since demonstrated it. What
more proof docs he need?
"Talk about facing Stothart! Wit
ness after witness under oath faced
Stothart. and then finally Stothart
faced himself, and looking himself
and his own guilt, (and, I believe,
Dlease mountainous guilt) in the
eye, he refused to answer on the
grounds that It might Incriminate
himself. Why didn't Dlease read the
constable letter?the letter of pro
phetic warning which I wrote htm.
and In which I told him that he had
broken his word, rather than switch
off on the Irrelative tangent of al
leged social equality?
HIcusc's Threnr. (
"Of course, his nasty threat about
I the metropolitan police Is in keeping
with the rest of his character but
It is ir> no way disquieting. If It
means ar thing it means simply this:
Up to August 27th. no matter what
the people of Charleston do, the con
stables will stay here as graft agents.
On August 28th, If by their votes, the
people of Charleston have resented his
dirty administration, he will take It as
a sufficient crisis in the history of the
state to justify his resort to whatever
extraordinary power he can stretch the
laws to mean. The metropolitan po
lice hill has been repealed, but he
refers to some vague, obsolete power
whereunder a sort of martial law
might he foisted upon us?a power,
of course, under our constitution nec
essarily lodging in our executive, if
upon any rare occasion a city held
itself in open rebellion against State
"That such conditions in Charles
ton could suddenly spring up over
night upon his defeat could only ap
peal to his diseased and lawless
mind, and were he even so disposed,
he would llnd that the Courts of South
Carolina, for which he professes such
Utter contempt, would stay his venge
"We know that Charleston also too
long has bent under the fear of usur
pation, but I believe that there Is still
pride, and resentment left, and from
j now until election day I expect to call
' upon her people by their unanimous
vote to spurn the price of peace at
the price of independence, and I ask
them now In tho language of Tat rick
Henry. 'Is life so lead, or peace so
Bweet, as to be purchased at the price
of chains and slavery?1'
Oh how disappointed you are to ice
1 it.-Gray hairs take away thnt youthful
i appearance thnt you nte so anxious to,
nnd should keep,?for beauty and good
looks depend so much upon natural
colored, thick, glossy and healthy hair.
I Every one is attracted to the woman
with beautiful hair. Why not have it
get rid of the gray hairs?keep them out
altogether by using
HAY'S HAIR HEALTH.
You'll be surprised how quickly it will
restore those gray hairs to their natural
color and how well it will keep them so.
It is not a dye but the most satisfactory
?od reliable restorer.
$1.00 and 50c at Dru| Stores or direct upon
rrcelpt of price and dealer's name. Sead 10? lor
trial bottle.- I'UUo Her Spec. Ce.. Newark. N. J,
For sale and recommended by
LACBENft DRUG CO.
DR. CLIFTON JOiiiSS
Office I? 3ls*mi??? EVtUlsllag
Phone. Office No. 86: Residence 219.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
People's Bank .Utilising
Laurens, S. C.
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I Best Service
Are ever in our minds with our custo
mers. We appreciate the business of
the customers we have and have room
for some new ones.
J. C. HENDERSON, Manager
W. G. WILSON & CO.
Are showing special value in White
dotted Dress Swiss from 10 to 25c the yd
Broken Checks in nice Sheer Goods
only 10 cts a ard.
A full line White Dimity Checks
from lOcts to 15cts.
Linene and Linen finished Lawns
Wash Silks in the most desirable
Shirting Percales and Hadras
Cloth fast colors.
A complete line of Silk and Silk
Embroideries in all widths and
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to return until Tuesday mid
For any information, call on
F. J. NELSON,
T. C. WHITE, Ticket Agent.
Qen. Pas. Agent
Wilmington, N. C.
The Isle of Palms
\ Is calling you, the Surf, the Music, all cry out $
for you to follow tho crowd. The
Atlantic Coast Line
; has provided the schedules and Rates; beginning |
< Saturday, June 1st.,
? and to continue during the season.
For all trains of Saturday, and v
morning trains of Sunday, limited