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The 311tion Pictures.
What is the matter, with motion pic
tures? That is a question now promi
nent in the minds of many Grecnveill
people. The "Woman's ]tome Com
panion' 'gives an answer. The aswer
is the same as that ,suggested some
(lays ago by The News. The primal
trouble is not with the picture makers,
not with the operators of shows, but
with the public, It is a question of
taste. As A matter of public interest,
and also, as a guide for whatever ac
tion may be taken, this phase of the
matter should be considered. From the
experience of this paper with motion
pictures, we have concluded that those
-shown here are as good as any shown
elsewhere. The makers of the films
produce the best that the public will
stand for. It is not a question of
catering to the tastes of the produc
ers. It is a question of pleasing the
public. IIn whatever line of business
one may engage, the patrons of that
business must be pleased, or the busi
ness will "go broke."
Consider the following from the
"Woman's home Companion," and seek
to meet the real issue, seek to culti
vate public opinion. in case there is
a quality of pictures which are detri
mental to the common weal:
In the May Woman's IIonic Compan
ion a campaign for cleaner moving
picture films is inaugurated. In the
the leading editorial are given facts
that seem to show that the hulk of mo
tion Picture devotees prefer the
"risque" film to the clean one.
"The president of a moving picture
company which, from Its organization,
has led the tight for better, cleaner
films, discovered three months ago a
falling off in the company's receipts in
a certain state in the Middle West. Ie
sent an agent into the territory to in
vestigate. This interview whleh took
place between the agent and the own
or of a theatre in a city of five thous
and was typical.
"'Why have you given up our ser
vice?' the agent asked.
"'Couldn't. make your pictures
"'Weren't tie plict u res good?'
"'Yes, too good.'
"'What. do you mean?'
"For answer the theatre-owner pro
duced his record of receipts for the
preceding four weeks,
"'Here's what I mean,' he said, 'I
want to stick to you people. I believe
In what you stand for, and I know you
produce the finest pictures in the bus
"'When I have shown your clean,
high-grade pictures during the past
month I have averaged $22 a day-not
enough to pay my expenses. When I
have shown Blank's pictures (naming
a manufacturer whose product is no
toriously suggestive in title and char
acter) my receipts have averaged $53.
I've got a wife and kids; I want to be
decent. But I've got to live. What is
a man going to do?' "
The man quoted here is typical. He
is doing what most other men would
do. As in polities, as in other matters,
the publc Is getting what it demands.
So lot the church, the school, and more
impoirtant, let the home he caireful of
its tastes. That is the solution of most
qluest ioins we have. Teach h ighi ideals.
Bring people to thiem . Then will thieire
he less of thie questionable. Then will
there be no demand for thle sugges
tive p1(iires 0or shiows. The censoishi p
that will succeed finaly and f'orever,
Is thle censorshiip of t aste.-Greienvillec
Ju id ge Johnmsoni ltemiemibored.
There appear's entombed in the es
teemed Congressional Record of last
Mfonday a little tibut e to JIudge Jio
sophl TI. JIohnson, of the We'sterni (ik
rict of Soulth Carol ina, which shows
that gentlheman to be remenibe red by
Ihis friends ini congress, w ithi whom
he was associated for so many years.
It will be incidentally pleasing~ to
Judi (ge . lihnson, no doubt1).
IDurlinug thle coiisidieration of iincon
tested lulls, a bill piroviding a tine
for' the holding of the U'nited States
court at Alken, S.. C.. caine up. After'
asking several questions of South Car
olina congressmen interested In the
measure, Mr. Mann, republican leader
of the house said:
. "Reserving the right to object, I as
suime that this bill is possibly to ac
commodate or, if not to acommodate,
to accord with the reeommendation
of Judge Johnson.
"Mr. Webb: No; I can not say that
"Mr. Mann: If it is not in accord
with his wishes, It has not 'the chance
of a snow flake.
"Mr. Byrnes, of South Cairolina: T
can say to the gentleman from 1ll1
no(1s5 tlat this coui'thouise Is not In (lie
dlist rict ini which Judge Jlohnson Is
presidIng judge, but Is in the district
In wheth JIudge Smith presides and is
recommended by him. The bill is in
ti'oducedl for (lie p)urpose stated b~y the
gentleman from North Carolina (Mr'.
"Mr. Mann: Mr. Speaker, I am
rathier slow at getting at what I want
to say, but I arose simply to say that
, one of the ablest members this house
over had, in my oDinion, was appoint
A Noble People, a Vlnd Pastor.
Dear Mr. Editor:
Please spare me space enough to let
the people know that I have hanged
I have moved from the Laurens mill
to the Watts mill, in the new parson
age which the company has just com
pleted. It 1s'a beautiful, commodious
house with all of the modern conven
iences, It Is located near the church.
These good people were very
thoughtful of their pastor and family.
Led by Mrs. W. E. Lucas and Mrs. E.
G. Jessee they proceeded to load a
dray wagon with good things to eat
and bid him drive straight to the par
sonage and unload in the pantry. Our
hearts were full to the overflow. Words
cannot express the gratitude of our
These are a fine people. They love
all that Is good and true. Mrs. W. E.
Lucas is doing a , noble work in in
structing our choir. Mr. Swygert, the
secretary, Mr. E. 0. Jessee, the super
intendent, and his good wife and the
teachers of the school help us very
much in the Lord's work and the busi
ness men of the villege are all big
hearted, Christian men.
Oh! how muh better would our mill
towns be, if all of the leading men
were Christians and lent a helping
hand, and would care as much for
poor lost mna as for money making,
and payig dividends.
God bless these dear peopie and
spare them many years to help in this
I have not forgotten my dear friends
at the Laurens muilI. They all have
been very nlice and kind to us while
we lived in their midst. I wish for
them many years of success.
Lovingly and humbly God's servant,
.1. A. lprok.
* * * * E ,1 11 El,) NEWS. *
Itiddles Old Field. April 17.-- There
is to be an all-day singing at Warrior
('reek church on fih Sniday, April
30th. Everybody is cordially invited
to comlie and bring well filled baskets.
Misses Clara Garrett and Docia
RIhodes spent Tuesday night with
Misses Clara Atha and Loatha Wil
Miss Anna Rhodes has been in Lau
rens aeveral weeks visiting her cousin,
Miss Mittie Owings.
Mr. Frank Cox spent Saturday night
with his cousin, Mr. Palmer Williams.
Miss Eunice Kellett spent Sunday
with Miss Omega Riddle.
Misses Katherine and Eva Hollis
and Miss Mattie Steele spent Sunday
with Mrs. J. M. Todd.
Miss Nannie Cox spent Saturday
night with Misses Clara Altha and
Miss Mittie Cannady is visiting rela
tives at Woodruff.
Mr. and Mrs, N. D. Garrett and fam
ily and Mr. and Mrs. George Willard
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. S. E.
Mrs. N. I). Garrett spent Monday
with Mrs. J. I0. Williams.
There was a singing at the home of
Mr.~ E. M. Rliddle Sunday night and
was enjoyed v'ery much by a large
* lil('hOi('Y T.'A~iiN NEWlS, *
II ick~ory 'Taver'n, A pril I17.-T'ihe
farjners are very butsy plantinag cot
ton seed1 at this writing.
Mr. Ii. 0. Abercr'ombic has piurchias
edi a Ford touring cai'.
Misses Vera and Allien Htaidwin of
Rlabun sipent Thurisday night with
their gr'andifather'i, .\r. A. A. Aberciomi
Everybody report s a joyful dayi~ at
the school fair'.
M.iis Lutc'ile W~olff accomptianiedi by
Mr'. 1 .aurens Mahton was thle visitor
of Mlr. and Mrs. Gieor'ge Wolff of Shi
lolh sect ion Friday night.
Mr. W. S. Bolt anid Mr. J1. N. Kellett
motored down to Columbia 1Tuesday oil
business and r'eturned Thursday.
Mr. Kellet, while down there bought
a For'd car, and while comling home lhe
had a narrow escape of being tui'ned
tur'tle but as good luck would h~ave it
it ran upon tihe ban~k, and did nlot
damage the car very mutch.
Mr. W. S. Bolt and family visiteil
Mrs. J. R. Brownleo of Dials Sunday.
-Mr. J. N. Kellett, Jimmie Iee, and
Mr. J. A. Coats of Friendship motored
up to the unveiling at Green Pond.
The teachers, Misses Madge and
Paloi McKittrick and Lucile WVolff',
accompanied by Mr. Todd K~night wei'e
thle guest of Mt's. Flor'ence League
Mi'. R. M. Bolt andl wife spenlt Sun
(lay wIth Mr. A. A.Abercrlombie.
ed United States disti'ict judge in the
rtate of South Carolina, Mi'. .Joseph
TI. Johnson, and I will take my hat off
to him at any time, whether in thle
house or on thle bench. (Applause.)"
This is but an incident of a day in
congress--but interesting and compli
imentary to the judge of this district
and a resident of Spartanburg.-Spar
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Below we are mentioning just a
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White Canvas Slippers .... 1.00 to 2.50 um mer Underwear.
~\'hit~ ('avils 1j1)1(.j4.1'Union Sutits fro s nit.........0 ad 1.50
New things in Neckwear
All that is pretty and new in colla s .25, .50
Panama Hats.most att tiv e of Silk Hosiery,
PanamaHats.Ill 311 th Ile.slal(1e8 thait are file
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ever shown. Sec the new styles 3.50,
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Nobby Straw Hats .... 1.00, 1.50 and 2.00 toe d ,1n
Charming Spring Suits. Waists.
Wtave show il. t1i11g nia tl eaitlt i fi nlewl
All the new styles of this seaison are
beinltg showi. The innterials and ast ta a tied to please ou.
ceecks in1 phiin and cominlationl,' 't ar ty l'st e, ltri s
talfetas and 'omlbinlationls of taffetas it i 'lrt .50. 1.00 ati 1.50
anttdl silkcs, prit''t' ot . .10.00 to 19.95 lSilk. h ............0 2.50 to 5.00
Easter and Chautauqua are both near at hand and
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ionable garments. Let us serve you.
* 'TYUt'SVILLE NFWS. * Final Exercises Will be Held TIomor. UALJI L
"" " ""* """"""** * g* ** e row Evening.
Tylersville, April 17.-Rev. 11. L. The closing exercises of the Ora
Baggott of Gray Court filled his regu- graded school will le held Thursday ACTS Luff DYNAMI TI
lar appointment at Langston Sunday e at 8 c T x
morning. e, will consist of a declamation con
Mrs. J. A. Smoak of Cameron, Is vis-advanced
Mrs J A Soa o 'Cmeon i vs-grades for a medal given by the trush- I guarantee "Dodson's Liver Tone" will give youlthe
iting her mother, Mrs. M. O. Clark. tees. The girls of the advanced grades
Mr. T. P. Poole and daughters, Miss- will recite for a medal given by the best Liver and Bowel Cleansing you ever had.
es Grace and Mattle Bobo, were in school Improvement association. The
Laurens shopping Saturday. primary boys and girls will recite for' Stop using 'alomel! It nt kes
Mi's Ton Gros of'rayors s viit- ziiies giveni by the trustees and the sick. D~on't lose a (lay's wr . f~ lrgt upgdmk oure ii
Mirs. Tom Gross of Taylors is visit- IfyuYurhtpan mkeou'c1tis
inprovenment association. The ress feei lazy, sluggish, bilious. f consti- andi vigorous by morninig I want yout to
Ing her parents, Mr. andi Miri. .1. W. I of the evening will be made by . .. 1 :. pated, liten to ie- go back to tle store and gel youi
P'eterson. ny ocs's ivr'olesd
Peeron;I. 'Iiedy, of ArskineColee ('tonel is merenury or qii ick silv~'r st roy lug the stile ot caUlomiel hlt''tItise it,
Miss Lucy ittle and i.rother, Fred ! hic cuses necrosis of the ones. is ren iver medcine enirely ege
spntSaurayinLares.'a lounttel, when It comles 11nt0 ('ontact table, t he ~ecfore it. cani not salil or e 1
sipent Sturda'lfy in 14i1uren4.
Mr ad i'. .T.Bejainspnt('ard of Thianks. w~iiih sour bile crashes into it, breaking miake you sick.
Mr. and Tbrs. L. T. 'enjamin spentyou feel that awfu I
Sunday with NIr. and Mrs. T. I'. Poole. We take this method of expressing nausea and cramping. Ir you are 'all Dodson's iver Tone will put your
Mr. F. W. Little was in Laurens our heartfelt thanks to our friends knocked out," if you' liver is torlid sluggish live' to work and lean your
Satu rday. I and neighbors for their tende' syni I nd bowels constipated or you have bowels of that sou' bile fnd consti
i headache, dIi/ziness, coatedl tongue, if gated. waste which In clogging your
.Mr. and Mrs. 3'. L. Cooper visited pathy and many kindnesses shown 1s5 breath Is bad or stomach sour Just try system and making you feel misvstable.
Mrs. M. O. Clark and family Sunday. during the sickness and death of our a spoonful of harmless Ilodson's Liver I guarantee that a bottle of lodsoa's
Mr. and Mrs. Furman Poole spent darling baby. May God richly ieward Tone. Liver Tone will keep your entire f.lnu
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Poole each of them. hero's my guarantee-o to any ily feeling fine for months. Give it to
Ted store and get a 60 cent bottle of your children, It is
and failYe ve. o odnonis Liver Tone. Take a spoon-grIpe and they like i''lolesk Theen
es will consit of a decamation con