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Five Minute Cliabts
on Our Piesidents
By JAMES MORGANI
(Copyright. 1930, by Janes Morgan.)
1897-March 4, William McKin
ley Inaugurated 24th
President, aged flfty-four.
1898--Feb. 15, the battleehip
Maine blown up In Ha.
April 21, War declared
July 7, Hawaii annexed.
Aug. 14, City of Manila
Dec. 10, treaty of peace
signed in Paris.
1899-Feb. 4, the Phliipflne
1900-Aug. 15, the Allied Expe.
dition to Pekin.
1901-Sept. 6, MoKinley shot by
Sept. 14, died, aged fifty.
E VE-NTS make sport of the scheme$
of mice and men. McKinley en
tered the race for the presidency on
the tariff issue, was elected on the
money Issue . . . and the greatest
problems that confronted in In the
White House were the fate of a chain
of Islands off the coast of Asia and
the destiny of China!
Spain had been engaged for two
years in a desolating struggle to hold
in subjection the revolting Island of
Cuba, and two happenings pushed
McKinley into the conflict in spite of
himself. In a private letter, the Span
ish minister at Washington scoffed at
the president as a "politicastro"
in plain American, "a peanut poll
tician"-and rf1ainly intimated that
the fair promises which the Spaniards
were giving him were only a trick to
fool the administration and the Amer
ican people. Within a week of that
exposure, the battleship Maine was
blown up In Havana harbor, with the
loss of 260 American lives.
After withetanding for nearly two
mionths the popular outcry of "Re
2aynmben the Miainie," the president
y(led, and1( war was dleclaredl. Inl
tea <hays [)ewey hadi smashed the
egemy squadron in Manila bay ; in ten'
weeks another sqipadron was sunk
or. panituried off' Santingh ; in three
mon~hs end a half poor old Spain
thregupll the sponge.
It t'odi twice as long to make peace
~s- to make war. The Phillppines
ermsed aril the trouble. 'As we had not
capt~u'red the islands in the war, many
b~eliemved thuit we shonl let them
alone. But McKinley deeldedC~ to die
( nand !fromn Spaini the surrender of
the Ph'il ipp1ines.
W4tihout waling for rat ifleat ion, the
pres(lent dlispatch(led a R militairy (expe
dlit Ror. to take over the P'hlippines,
prochiming to the revolting iliipinos
the pol ley of "henevolent assimila
tion." 'The result ig war dragged its
tmpleasant lnigthi for twvo years he
fore thle lnhabitaints unwIllingly bowed
to their new moaster,
It was the strange fortune of a
president lhose entire public life had
beeni given (exclusively to dlomes(tle
questlopis to plant the flag in the dils
tant Philipines and to send~ it to the
pink walls of the Forbidden City of
Chlina. In the marc'h on Peking for the
r !cue of thein forgein 1.egatiqns from
the siege of the Boxers, Irr Chinese
revolut'hoISts, l'he United States joIned
other, powers for the first time in a
tinder the high statoanmapship of
Joh I~ga, the secretary of trte, the
Uni tStates hadi already, before the
Box'er eel~fbion, jaid a restraining band
tipon the nations that were looting
- uinesie territory and had dIrawn fromn
me pledad te keep an "open dloor"
d4~e in the ports they were seiz
th'0 point of the gun. The
"' has remained over since
our course in tlie East,
Montinue to idlhow it
,!. rnger, until the
ri, 'as .roi hjs
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Five Minute Chals
on Our Pkesidents
.By JAMES MORGAN
(Copyright, 1020, by Jasnes Morgan.)
THE SECOND HARRISON
1833-August 20, Benjamin tar.
rison, born at. North Bend,
1852-Graduated from Miami col
1861-65--Celonel and brevetted
brigadier general In the
1881-7-in the United States sen
1889-March 4, inaugurated the
twenty-third president, at
the age of fifty-five.
1892-Defeated for re-election.
1901-March 13, death of Ben
Jamin Harrison at Indian
apolis, aged sixty-seven.
ENJAMIN IIARRISON'S adminis
. tration proved to be only an in
termission between the two alcts of the
Cleveland drama. History gives but
I passing glance at the one president
whose predecessor became his success
or, who had to give up the presidential
chair to the man he took it from.
Although Harrison had more brains
than Cleveland, Cleveland had a larger
nature, and that is what counts most
in the leadership of men.
Notwithstanding Benjamin Harrison
was the grandson of a president, in
whose house he was horn, his father
was poor aid the boy was brought up
Graduating from a small Ohio col
lege, Flarrison married at twenty the
girl to whom he engaged himself at
eighteen, and they wnt to housekeep
ing in a little three-room cottage in
Indianapolis. He was not admitted to
the bar until after his marriage, and
the first money he ever made wans aV
a court crier at $2.50 a (lay. Later on
he helped out his lean practice with
his salary as clerk of the supreme
court of the state. Then came the
Civil war, in which he served gaMantly
as a colonel and marched with Sher
ma to . A fterward.her
to a high aind prosperous rank in the
practice of law.
The only political ofice liarrison
ever held b(efore his elect ion to the
presihlency was a seat in the sean 'e.
Dlefeated for re-election to that iody
In the year before he was elect ed pres
ident, he left Washington wv ih no
thouight thait he wouild 50or1 rett'a as
piresidel(nt-elect, and lie frankly dle
ser lhed hIimsel f as "a diearl ick.
The only candidate that the rank
nind file (it the Rltblienni~S wanted to
niomin'ati' in 18%S was Itliuie. But lie
was not well, and he refuse'i to makeik
rI contest for the nomainatiuen. Atls
he enblled fromi Scotland :i~ "'Take lar
rison."' 'And1 thle convent Ion ind Iffer
r'ntiy took huim.
The umhre not able eventIs of th li ari
rison administigition-the Mel7inliey
I a blff act ;the silver- act, which more
than dloubled t'he purchase of that
metal by the tsenaflry ; thle Shermian
law on the subject of trusts; the de
pendent pension act, and1( the firsvt Pan
Ameurlean congress-hlardly belong inl
this lijtle story, hecause none of t hem
rariginani'.l with the president imelf-t.
lie dltd not rise to leadership, and con
gress taok the reins. All the while he
sat in the White Ilourte In coldl aloof
With the cry of "God help the rur
plus 1" the Rlepublicans gave the coun
ryiql Iarison's admninisitrat ion the
frt"lln-larcongress," the ap
prdpriations for the two-year term ris
ing to that unprecedented tofal. To
the popular protest Speaker Rteed re
tort/d: tThis is a hillion-dollar coqn
try." But the country did not feel rich
enough to pay the higher tarill' rates
of the McTinley act.
That law was passed only s evn
weeks hefore the congrerusoonal liee
lions in 1890. Of enurse any3'one whb
had agiy' *;gto sell seized upon the
excuse ltark up prices. The "shop
ping tvomeAi" rose in their furr~y at the
higher co'r of living, and the voters
roverwhen i. the Rlepublican majority
in 'the house.
That was the forerunner of a still
greater political o'erturn In the prest.
(lenti- electidn In 1802, when Harrison
went down under 11 sweeping Tietors
for Cnavoian4, .~
FOR AIR SDRVIOE
Independent Move to be Made Apinst
fflashington, Aug. 5.-An independ
ent bombing enterprise, against naval
craft Is being planned by the army air
service. With the old battleship Ala
hama as a tanget and using missiles up
to 4,000 pounds .in weight, the army
fliers hope to add a new chapter .to
the inier-service controversy which
recently result~d in destruction front
the air of a number of former German
The Alabama was selected for the
victim following the request of the
army for a target ship. Acting Secrc
tary Roosevelt has announced that
the navy department is dismantling
the vessel and will be ready to turn
her over to the land aid air 'warriors
nbout September 1.
With the event exclisively an army
affair, it was said today at air ser
vice headquarters, ofiorts would be
made to simulat: acrlal I)attle (ond
tions when the Alabama comes under
fire. For tht plrpose lie army asked
tiat the ship be turned over in sea
r,oleg shape, absol'itely water tight.
h!ihelads sound, steam iln !her boilers
nd ventilating and communicating
systems in working order. Request
also -was made that her magazines be
filled with full loads of powder and
that in all respect save her useful of
fensive armaments, which are being
salvaged, he be ready for action.
It .was said that definite reply from
the navy as to the extent to which
the Alabama would meet these con
ditlions when turned over had not
been received, nor were the army
nmen hopeful that they could obtain
radio cor:roi i'luipment for her, sin
llar to that successfully employed on
the battleship Iowa during the recent
bomb tests. It is hoped, however,
to have the ship in motion. probably
mnder tow, when the army airmen
ojien their attack.
Army iplans call for all phases of
air attacks at sea. Everything from
the 300 pou1nd -bombs, similar to
those first rained on the German
dreadiougiht Astfriesland, to missiles,
double the size of the 2,000 pounders
which sent her down, 'will be em
ployed, it was said, and in addition
new smoke and gas bombs will be
hillrled at her d[icks from above. Sev
eral new proje(tiles of the chemical
warfare service are to be tested out
against the Alabama and penetrative
(ulities of the bases will be m11 eas
ired by nealls of the centilatinlg
system of tihe ship.
The air service plans to ittack
the rh1 with torpedo planes. In this
phase naval airmen may be asked to
participate as armiy developlment of
the air' torpedoes is not regarded as
The Alabama is much older thian
was the Ostfriesland, but protected
by armor va rying from IV 1-2 to 9 1-2
inches In thickness as against I1 3-1
to 6 3-4 oil the German craft. The
protective decks are about the same.
NEW CLEAN F]
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Drive right to ou
beat. We are m~
Card of Thanks I
(We sincerely thank 'our neighbors
And frlofidg for the eainent 's6fa'thce
and tender eympathy during the short
Illness and death of our dear mother
and wife. 'May God be imdith .them and
his richest blessings be theirs.
W. T. Cooper and Children.
Editor The Advertiser:
Please announce that the Stewart
Clan rounion .will be held on Thurs
day, August 25th, at New Harmony
church, 10:30 A, M. An interesting
.program. All interented friends are
'11. B. STIDWART, Chief.
Engraved Cards and invitations.
Advertiser Printing Co.
STOP THAT ACRE!
Don't worry and complain about a
bad back. Get rid of that pain and
lameness! 'Use Doan's Kidney Pills.
1lany Liaurens peoile have used them
and know how effective they are. Ask
your neighbor! iere's a Lauirens
Mrs. M. N. Campbell, 328 Holines St.,
says: "Some time ago I hiad a siight
attack of kidney trouble. ily ,back
ached most all the time and I felt
laie and miserabl. I had dizzy spells
and )laok speck' came before my
eyes. eMornlng I felt tired and didn't
feel much like doing my housework.
ly kidneys were weak and out of or
der and nmy head ached badly. IHearing
of Doan's Kidney Pills, I got a supply
and used them. They cured me of the
attack in no time and my kidneys were
regular. Aly back felt much stronger
and I felt better In every way."
10c, at all dealers. Foster--Milburn
Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
Notlee of Bond Sale
The trustees of Waterloo School
District No. 7, of liaurens county, the
'State of South Carolina, will sell at
the offices of Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Laurens. S. C., on the 1st (lay of Sop
tember, 1921, at the hour of 10 o'clock
in the forenoon, coupon bonds of said
school district in the sum of One
Thousand Two 1lundred IDollars
($1,200.00), maturibg twenty (20)
years after date thereof, bearing in
terest at six :ber cent per annum, pay
able semi-annually, to the highest
bidder. for cash. Sealed hids will be
received up to the time of the sale. All
bidders will be required to deposit
with the chairman of the Board cash
or certified check of soie solvent
bank Iin the sum of One Hundred Dol
-lars ($100.00) to guarantee perform
'ance on his part svith the terms of
his bid in the event sattie should he
.re'epted. Deposits of unsub40cessful
hIdders will be returned immedlately
'Pifter Ihe close of the sale. 'ie trius
.'ees reserve the right to reject any
'and all bids. Sealed bids should he ad
-dressed to the Chairman of the Board
of Trustees, care Simpson, Cooper &
'bb, Attorneys. Laurens, S. U. and
plainly marked "Bids for School
J. H. Cl'IRTSON,
Chairman Board of Trustees.
NOTICE OF ELE("i'ION
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Notieo of Special Eleetlon On the
Question of Issuing Coupon 11ondS of
tle ('lly of Laurens fin the Sun of
RESH STOCK, ALL
I Cord Tires
. . $17.50
. ' .25.25
. . . 29.50
.* . 31.40
. . . 32.75
. . . 37.00
. . 38.00
. . 39.00
. * . 40.00
. . 45.00
r place now. We hi
ri the inside.
70,000 for. Water Works Extension
hereas, mteietition'6f a lia
lority of thl #"-holders of the City
of Laurens, a appears. frpm the' tax
books of 'said city, h'as been filed with
the City Council of the 'City of Lau
rens, asking that an election -be held
In said City Of Laurens, at which
shall .be s itted to the qualified
electors of said City the question of,
issuing coulpon bonds of the City of
[aurens In the sum of $70,000, pay
able within forty years from the date',
Df issue, and bearing a rate of inter
est not exceeding six (6) percent. per
annum, for -the. rurpose of Water
Works Improvement and Extension in
Bald City; and,
Wbereas, the said City Council of
Lho said Cit.y of Laurens has duly
considered smiLd petition, canvassed I
the same, a'Id'found it to be in proper
form, and signed by the required 1
niumber of freeholders as prescribed I
by the Constitution and Statute 'Laws I
Lt the State of South 'Carolina. made
and provided in such cases, and upon
consideration thereof adopted an
Drdinance and 'Resolution dated 14th
clay of uJy, 1921 that the ;prayer of
thme ietition be granlted, and that the
jiuestion of saild bonds shall be sub
mitted to the qualified, duly register
3d eleetors of said City of Laurens, at
a Special Election to be held in and
for the said City of Lauren.s on the
23rd (lay of August, 1921.
NOW, '11IMIiFORE, Notice is herc
by given that a Special Edlection will
be held in the City of Taurens on the
23rd day of August, 1921 upon the
,luestion of issuing bonds of the City
:f Laurens in the sum of $70,000, pay
ible within forty y-ars from date of
Issue, and bearing interest at iot ex
needing six (6) percent. per annum,
for the purpose of' \Vater Works Im
provement and 'Extension in said City.
Said election shall be lield at the fol
lowing places: Ward 1, at City
Clerk's Ofcec; Ward 2, at Switzer's
Store; Walrd 3, at Laurens Cotton
THE "OLD RELIA
White Haired Alabama Lady Says
and Go But The "Old Reliabt
Dutton, Ala.-In recommending Tied
ford's Black-Draught to her friends and
neighbors here, Mrs. T. F. Porks, a well
known Jackson County lady, said:, "I am
getting up in years; niy'hea'is pretty I
white. I have seen medij 6s and recme
dies come and go but the old reliable
came and stayed. I am talking of Black
Draught, a liver medicine we have used
for years-one that can be depended up
on and one that will do the work.
"Black-Draught will relieve indigestion
and constipation if taken right, and I know
for I tried it. It is the best thing I have
ever found for the full, uncomfortable
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wve the goods at a p
4ills Store; Ward 4, at Davis-Roper
.o. Store; Ward 6, at Jones-Taylor
;o. StQo; and Ward.6. at Cty ,Power
louse; that the followIng'iave boon
Llupointed managers to conduct the
aid election.: Ward 1, J. .. Tollison,
B. Thompson, 'W. I. dBurns; Ward
, John Switzer, John H ,Cunningham,
D. Sqxton; (Ward 3. Walter Hellams,
. J. Avery, 'Willie Powers; Ward 4,
0. W. Martin, J. C. Wasson, J. W. Fow-.
er; Ward 5, R. F. Jones, Fred Fuller,
t. U3. Owens; Ward 6, T. Mack Roper,
C. W. 'Machon, and IE. T. Todd,
At said election the polls shall be
)pcned at 8 o'clock in the forenoon
tid closed at 4 o'clock in the after
ioon. 'At said election only qualified.
'egistered clectory of the City of Lau
'ens shall be entitled to vote. That
he ballots shall /have printed upon
hen the question to be submitted and
he words "yes" and "no", and the
.lector favoring the issue of said
)onds shall vote a ballot containing
lie word "yes", and thq elector
tgainst the issue of said bonds shall
'ote a ballot containing the Word
By order of the City Council of the
aid City of Laurens, this 14th day
lf July, 1921.
JNO. A. FRANKS,
STANLEY W. OREWS,
Clerk and Treasurer.
To Stop a Cough Qui'ck
ako HAYES' HEALING HONEY, a
:ough medicine which stops the cough by
ealing the inflamed and irritated tissues.
A box of GROVE'S O-PEN-TRATE
3ALVE for Chest Colds, Head Colds and
aroup is enclosed with every bottle of
EIAYES' HEALING HONEY. The salve
should be rubbed on the chest and throat
A children suffering from a Cold or Croup.
The healing effect of Hayca' Healing, Honey In
1ide the throat combined with the heal n effect of
3rove's 0-Pen-Trate Salve through the pores of
he skin aon stops a cough.
Both remnedid are packed In one carton and the
)ost of the combined treatment Is 35c.
Just ask your druggist for HAYES'
She Has Seen Medicines Come
ecling after meals. Sour stomach and
;ick headache can be relieved by taking
Black-Draught. It aids digestion, also
ssists the liver In throwing off impuri
ies. I am glad to recommend Black.
Draught, and do, to my friends and
Thedford's Black-Draught is a stand
ird household reimedy with a record of
>ver seventy years of successful use.
Every one occasionally needs something
o help cleanse the system of impfrities.
rry Black-Draught. Insist upon Thed.
ord's, the genuine.
At all druggists.
. . $ 9.75
. . 11.95
- . 16.25
- . i7.50
. . - 21.75
- . 22.50
. . 24.25
- . 29.25
. . 29.75
. - 31.25
- . 31.75
- * 33.50
rie that can' be