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Let4er From Mr. Boyd.
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fidltor- The Advertiser:
Ploase allow wne to trespass upon
your space once more that I may- pre
sent a few facts for the consideration
'of the people of the county.
1 notice in your paper of the past
week an article by Hon. August Kohn
entitled "Too Much Politics." I de
sire to make a few statements on that
article and draw a few conclusions.
This is a statement by a man who
is in a position to know whereof lie
speaks and I suppose. his statements
would be verified by most of his col
One of the statements that I wish
to call attention to is this: "Has there
been politics in this session? Of course
there has been, and very much of it.
It has been the dead weight of legis
lation." He goes on from here to ex
plain why it is that politics in the leg
islature has been a dead weight up
on legislation. lie says the legisla
ture is the kindergarten, or starting
point for a career in politics. Since
it Is the beginning place a man must
be careful here to not offend the 'peo
ple -by doing anything that would be
unpopular with them, for if he did
they would not give him his job again,
or the promotion he desired. le goes
on to state that the greater portion of
the houses are composed of those who
either want their -positions again, or
they want a higher one; therefore,
they will not do anything that Is, in
the least, likely to make them an ene
my. They can not be criticized for
anything they have done for they have
not done anything, therefore they
ought to be rewarded for their great
worthy by being returned to their pres
sent position, or be given a higher
Now. Mr. Editor, if I have ;misinte:'
preted what is implied in this article
1 offer sincere apologies to all whom
they are due but as I interpret wyhat
is to be read between the lines I have
clearly stated above. Now let us dis
cuss briefly these deductions.
in the first place, do the people of
South Carolina want a man 'who is
afraid to do anything for -fear public
settinent will turn against him1 for a
representative? Do the people want
a legislature to sit forty days and draw
a salary to do nothing? What is their
ideal of what a legislature ought to
be? Let inc ask this one question for
careful consideration: -What service
does a man, who is afraid to move be
cause lie does not know which way
public sentiment is going, render to
his county or his state? What good
ta5 it done the people to pay his sal
ary as a representative? If even a m1a
jority of the legislature are In that
condition, would it not be a -matter of
economy to abolish the whole busi
Mir. Kohn says sotme of the members
are candidates for governor. Now I
tun not attacking either of the cand(i
dates for governor nor do I say that
either of thlem are among tIose who
arc afraid to advocate anything for
fear of pulblic opinion; but this is the
point: suppose thley were of that kind,
'would they be fit for the gubernatorial
chair? Do We want a man in that
position who is always lyinlg waitinlg
for the sound of the feet of p~ublic
opinion to see which way it is going
so that he may turn in the same di
'rection? My ideal of .the kind of a
man for that position is, one who has
good judgement of his owvn; a keen
.sense of justice; a determInation to
know the right as far as p)ossible, and
then to do It at all cost. If tile pub11
-lie applauds, let them applaud. If
they condemn, let them condemn. Give
me the man with a judgmont and con
science of his own and who makes it
his guide, and 1'ct public oplnion. Our
ooces arc not for the purpose of glv
ing a man a job if I understand arighit,
'but for the purpose of adjusting things
to.tile -best Interest of the greatest
aumber of the citizens. If a man is
going to get into tile place and sit idly
there and draw his salary lie certainl
1y is not going to Improve the conldi
tions for the benefit of the people. On
the other hand, if We get a man there
'who ndvocates mensures that are in
harmony with time best interests of
laie peple and is willing to 'stj thleml
thmroumgh regardless of what some may
think of hinm, he is the man for ime. I
prefer the muan who does thing.i and
mlakes some mistakes above the ma i
-who does nothing. The man who. ('.)es
uothing never will benefit anyone cer
-tainly, 'while the man 'who does a great
many things and- nalyea a few nuis
takes may do great good.
Now in conclusion, lot me say this:
elpce it is the plain and unbidden
-opinion of one 'well posted on legisla
'tive doings that 'politics has prevented
work in the legislature this tinme, is it
-not time that we as citizens and vot
era were demnanding that the polities
-of-our state 'were being chminged some
'way I think it is high time we were
discarding those who are playing pol
itieg to further their own selfish grat
-Uiatfon in behalf -of mnen of convic
tions, mn *ho atroady to serve the
spte faitbfully sha filgent so long
as wanted and then get out, mon who
are not there in ordersth hoy might
have "lion." attached -their names,
but that they might serve their day
hnd generation. You ask when we can
got such men? I answer from the
depths of honest conviction; whenev
er we as voters demand that mud
slinging stop and the candidates sub
stitute for this a presenitatioa of good
sound legislation. Let them take up
their time in advocating sound con
structive legislation and choose the
man who has the best 'measures rath
er than the man who can "cuss" the
most and say the 'most hard things
about- all of his opponents.
C. ID. Boyd.
Landrum, S. C., Feb. 19, 1914.
LIFE'S WEARY WHIRL
JUST AN INCIDENT ON THE EAR
LY MORNING TRAIN.
Proof That the Wearing of Furs and
Velvet Hat Do Not Make for Hap
piness-Lesson That Jennie
Took to Heart.
The Commuters' Crochet club,
which assembled every morning in
facing seats on the 7:66, had become
a familiar sight to their fellow-com
muters, who seldom paid much atten
tion to them and didn't even know
that Sadie's bed-spread was one-third
done, or that Mary had given up in
despair and returned to the less ardu
ous task of making wash-rags, relates
the New York Post.
But if the other cpmmuters had for
gotten the crocheters, the latter were
still very much interestpd. in their
fellow-passengers and had worked
out an elaborate scheme of relation
ships and probable characteristics to
fit each one. There was the stout
old gentleman with the gold-headed
cane who, they were sure, was a bank
er, with a fair young daughter at
home, who was to wed the tall dark
young man who sat with her father
every morning. There was the thin,
tall, angular woman, with eye-glasses,
who was the principal of a school.
The commuters wished that the in
tellectual looking man with iron-gray
hair who sat in back .of her would fall
in love with the principal, who looked
as if she needed a change from school
room atmosphere, but as yet there
seemed to be no imminent danger.
On this particular morning, as soon
as they had drawn out their needles
and set to work, Maude noticed a new
face among the passengers.
"Look at that girl with the black
furs and -velvet hat," she whispered.
"Hasn't she the nicest face?"
Four pairs of eyes were directed
toward the girl in question.
"She isn't only pretty, she has a
beautiful face, I think," said Sadie.
"And I can tell you why it's beautiful,
too. It's because she's happy. I've
been thinking a lot about that lately,
and looking at people, and I've de
cided that if a person is very happy
she is apt to be good-looking. If
every one would try a little harder to
be cheerful, the human race would
"Oh, you make me tired," said Jen
nie. "People can't be happy all the
time, and I'm just sick of having
.people keep talking about it. What'
have I got to make me so everlast-.
ingly happy, I'd like to know? Of
course I am perfectly well, and I have
enough to eat and wear, that I work
all day long and am dead tired every.
night, and I don't see why I should,
be so awfully happy. It's different
with that girl over there with the furs
and ,a velvet het. You can -see by
looking at her that she doesn't have
to dip chocolates alii dlay long, like I
do. She ought to be happy."
The train stopped and the girls put
away their work and started out into
"Oh, look," whispered Maude, and
the others, turning, saw the girl in
velvet and furs draw a crutch from
under her seat and limp out into the
aisle. Her face had grown white and
drawn with the pain of walking, and
her breath came in short gasps.
It was Jennie that helped the girl
off the train, and walked along with
her, before joining ,the crochoters
again on the ferry. Then she stood
and kicked the side of the boat be
- "She goes in to sing to crippled
children," she finally blurted out.
"She can never be any better. Her
nurse dropped her when she was a
baby.' She told me she was 'very
happy' because the crippled children
always looked forward to seeing her.
She makes me. feel pretty srhall."
And with a last embarrassed kick at
the side of the boat, Jentlio set out
to dip chocolates.
How Is Your Bloilert
'It has been stated that a man's
stomach is his boiler, his body is his
engine and his mouth the fire 'box. Is
your boiler (stomach) in good work
ing order or is it so weak that it will
not stand a fuji loaal and not able to
supply the neo e4nergy to your eh
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and tmqvigorate the stomach and enable
it to do its Work naturally. Many have
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CROSS HILL NEWS
Cross 11111, Feb. 23.--Mrs. Mary
Brooks, an aged lady whose home was
four miles below Cross 11111, died last
Monday at the home of a neighbor, Mr.
John Ward. Some time ago Mrs.
Brooks had gone to Mr. Ward's on a
visit, and wvhile there fell and receiv
ed injtiries which proved fatal. She
was about eighty years of age. The
remains wvere gently placedl to rest at
Bethabara church on Tuesday follow-,
lng. Mrs. Brooks wvas a good Chris
tiar. lady, a member or Bethabara Bap
tist church. She. leaves on0 daughter,
Mrs. B3ud fill, with whom she made
Mr. Conway Dial and family have
moved into their new dwelling recent
ly l.urchasedl from M. A. Ieanman on
North Main street. Mr. Dial is a goodl
citizen and we are gladl to see him
settling down :1s 0. p~m manent mepmber
of our population.
Several of our -people went over to
Clinton Friday evening to attendl the
e'ntertainmei: t there by the Chicora
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Griflin wvent to
Due WVest Monday of last week to at
tend the inneral of Mrs. Griiffn's fa
ther, Mr. Jlake Loner, whose dleath oc
curred at a h1ospital in Columbia Mon.
Mr. George McCravy, of Laurens,
was in town last week enjoying the as
sociations of former friende andl ac
Messrs. C. D. Nance andl J. H. Rasor
have exchanged their old automobiles
for new and taore improved machines.
Mr. W. 10. GriffIn has gone to Abbe
ville this morning on business.
Miss Bossie 11111 has gone to Atlan
ta to inform herself mere thorough
ly in the millinery business.
The Beet Cough MedicIne',
"I have used Chamberlain's Cough
Rlemedy over since I have been keeping
house," says Li. 0. Hames, of Marbury,
Ala, "I consider it one of the best rem
edies'I ever used. My children have all
taken it and it works like a charm. For
colds and whooping cough it is excel
lent. For sale by all dealers.
We are showing a complete line of
Wear Ever Aluminum ware for the
kitchen. Our prices are so reasonable
that 'every one can afford to use this
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