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LAURENS, S. C, April 12, 1905.
Some of our contemporaries have been
fretting for a year or two about the
Ogdenites. The Ogdenites are a lot of
wealthy gentlemen headed by Robert
Ogden who come South in a palace train
and meet with the Southern Educational
Conference. This Conference will as
semble in Columbia soon. It will talk
about education and governors and doc
tors of laws and college professors and
preachers, and other good people will j
We have never believed the Ogdenites
would do any harm. When rich Yan
kees come South in palace cars it gen
erally does good.
Lately we have become a little alarm
ed about these people. We mean the
Ogdenites ?not the Southern teachers.
Their newspaper friends arc saying that
the Ogdenites do not come with the view
of giving money to schools and colleges.
If they are not coming with the goods,
they had just about as well stay at
home. They are doubtless pleasant
company and they will not jump their
board bills. We have no objection to
their receiving a warm hot welcome.
But we are alarmed because all our
brilliant expectations arc threatened.
We thought one day or other the Ogden
ites would bring their barrels and
knock out the heads at some convenient
point where the colleges and schools
could gather their laps full.
We have never imagined that the
Ogdenites could "buy us out." We
knew all the time that Southern senti
ment, the soundest sentiment in the
world, couldn't be corrupted. Even if
the Ogdenites should manifest a leaning
towards the colored man, our folks
would be none the less able to take care
But we had hoped that our people
would get some money out of this thing.
If the Ogdenites are merely going to
talk it's a disappointment. Our people
can talk. What we need, next to
money, in the South, is an increase in
the crop of listeners.
But let the Ogdenites, or Brobdignags,
meaning the rich Yankees come. We
wish they would come to Laurens. Any
of them who fail to find entertainment
in Columbia will find it right here in
We deprecate the newspapers rearing
and pitching about the Ogdenites. If
we Southerners caress them, finger
them softly and coyly and coo to them
dulcet notes, may be they will "cough
up" after all. But we shall never get
a farthing out of these gentlemen if
we abuse them and hurl epithets at
them and heap ridicule upon them. But
we think if we could round up an Ogde
nite or two here in Laurens we would
infatuate them with the town so that
they wovdd of necessity build a college
or a county school.
Nevertheless, the Ogdenites ought to
be treated handsomely in Columbia.
All visitors should be treated hand
somely, unless they have contagious
We wish that the Ogdenites would
make Laurens the permanent winter
resort. They can have the best in this
shop for we have the utmost reliance
on the winning ways of our people.
Laurens would be all right at the show
WHEN IS A MAN POOR?
Have you ever known men whom you
regarded as blessed with an abundance
of this world's goods, who lived in daily
dread and apprehension of some day
having to go "over the hills to the poor
house?" Have you been so fortunate
aa to number among your intimates
the opposite of the first character? No
houses, no lands, but troupes of friends
and a daily thought to make this world
more like a better one he would reach
after awhile! A man is poor or rich
according to the goal he has in view.
The richest man in America offered one
hundred thousand dollars to a mission
board the other day. Some questioned
the manner of the acquirement of his
millions and opposed accepting it.
Others differed and every paper in the
land has had something to say on the
question pro or con. To our mind it is
a hard question and we have no opinion
to render. While reflecting, we came
across the following, written long be
fore this discussion began. It was true
then- is true now:
"A man is poor when he has lost the
confidence of his friends, when people
who are nearest to him do not believe
in him when his charity is honey-combed
by deceit and punctured by d'shonesty.
He is poor when he makes money at
the expense of his character, when prin
ciple does not stand clear-cut, supreme in
his idea. When this is clouded, he is in
danger of the worst poverty. If you
have maintained your integrity, if your
character stands four-square to the
world, if you have never bent the knee
of principle to avarice, you are not poor
although you may be compelled to beg
While reports are conflicting about
the cotton acreage it seems certain that
there will be some reduction. We do
not think that it will amount to 25 per
cent. There is ordinarily and naturally
an increase each year. Some decrease
would have been probable this year
even if the matter had not been agitat
ed. The drop in the price would have
caused a decrease. Meanwhile such
favorable seasons as were had last year
may not be expected this year. Last
year's conditions were remarkable. A
twelve million bale crop for 1905 is our
Do You Believe It.
The Cotton Growers Association has
repeatedly and persistently urged upon
the farmers the importance of cotton
acreage and fertilizer reduction. In
view of the facts that have been pre
sented through the newspapers and oth
erwise any man with a thimble full of
sense must sec that it is to the advan
tage of every man in the South for such
reduction to be made.
Tho cry is being continuously made
that the farmers are not reducing either
the acreage or tho use of fertilizers and
the officers of the association are under
taking all the time to show that they
are. It seems to us that they are un
dertaking to make the establishment of
the fact that there is a general reduc
tion, a reason why there should be a
reduction. This is a high plane to put it
on but the average man is not built on
a high piano and only sees what he wants
If it is a fact that acreage and the use
of fertilizers are not reduced as is
claimed, it would be moro than ever
good business judgment for tho indivi
dual farmer to reduce his cotton acreage.
That would mean 5 or 6 cents cotton,
they all admit, yet some of them will
tell you that they will not reduce be
cause the farmers arc not going to hold
out and are going to plant as much as
ever. That same man will tell you
that cotton can not be produced for less
than 7 or 8 cents.
In view of these facts it would seem
that such people do believe that the
farmers generally arc going to re
duce and they wish to profit by such re
duction without doing any thing to help
Everyday or two a new man is men
tioned for Governor in 1906. While we
do not know who will be elected next
year, we know who ought to be. D.
Clinch Hey ward ought to be. Six years
is the equivalent of one term in the
United States Senate. Why should not
a good governor serve six years? Mr.
Heyward does not intend to be a candi
date next year. The only man who can
succeed him and make as satisfactury a
record is himself.
Why should the people of South Car
olina be bothered about choosing from
a motley bunch of good bad and indif
ferent when the first-class man now in
office will have served only four years?
Uncle Sam is calling on this year to
pay $5,711,240 for agricultural research
and the various States and Territories
will contribute about four and one-half
million more, a total of ten and three
quarters millions of dollars. This is an
enormous sum, and if spent judiciously
ought to accomplish much for the ad
vancement of agriculture.?Success.
Ordinary household accidents have no
terror when there's a bottle of Dr.
Thomas' Electric Oil in the medicine
chest. Heals burns, cuts, bruises,
sprains. Instant relief.
County Teachers Meet.
The Laurens County Teachers Asso
ciations will be held in the Court House
at Laurens on Saturday April 22nd 1905
beginning at 10 o'clock a. m.
Advantages of Civil Government in
the Common Schools, hyB. Y. Culbert
son and E. Paul Allen.
The importance of Mathematics, by
C. B. Owings, J. H. Machen and L. D.
How to secure regular attendance by
W. E. Washington and T. J. Pylcs.
Friday afternoon exercises.? P. A.
Watson and H. S. Blackwell.
Recitations:? Miss Sara Copeland.
Essay:? Miss Mary Osborne.
How we can make public schools the
greatest uplifting force in the Republic!
W. H. Hamilton, E. R. Aycock and J.
T. Spears. All teachers are earnestly
requested to be present at this meet
R. W. Nash.
CHAMBERLAIN'S COUQII ItKMEDY
THE BEST AND MOST POPULAR.
"Mothers buy it for croupy children,
railroad men buy it. for severe coughs
and elderly people buy it for la grippe,"
say Moore Bros., Eldon, Iowa. "We
sell more of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy than any other kind. It seems to
have taken the lead over several other
ood brands." There is no question
ut this medicine is the best that can
be procured for coughs and colds,
whether it be a child or an adult that
is afflicted. It always cures and cures
quickly. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
and Dr. B. F. Posey.
WE NOW HAVE THE
Hat Pins and
Don't let Easter find you
Clinton, S. C, April 10, 1905.
Editor Laurens Advertiser,
Laurens, S. C.
Permit mo through tho columns of ?
your valuable paper to ask the old com- j
rades of the Third S. C. Battalion, if any j
of the survivors of said battalion can tell
what became of the Flag of said ba
talion, as we were consolidated with
the Third S. C. Regiment some two
weeks before surrendered, and we sur
rendered as the Third S. C. Regiment.
G. W. Moore.
Sorgt. Co. A. 3 S. C. Battalion.
We have just received another ship
ment of Agate Ware and we can supply
you with any thing you may need for
_S. M. & E. H. Wilkcs & Co.
NEW CURE FOR CANCER.
All surface cancers are now known
to bo curablo by Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. Jas. Walters, of Duffield, Va.,
writes: "I had a cancer on my lip for
wars, that seemed incurable, till Buck
len's Arnica Salve healed it, and now it
is perfectly well. Guaranteed cure for
cuts and burns. 26 cents at Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
A household necessity ?Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil. Heals burns, cuts, wounds
of all sorts: cures sore teroat, croup,
catarrh, asthma; never fails.
WANTED-You to list your property
for sale or rent with M. L. Copeland.
Horts tho 11,8 K|,ul You H?W Always BoUgM
Her Easter Shoes
That is the question.
They must be dainty.
They must fit well.
They must wear well.
They must please her,
and her pocketbook.
Is the Line that Will Do It.
Customers Shoes Shined Free.
Don't Let Your
HORSES AND MULES
Get Poor and Boney!
Give Each One a Bottle of
White's Purgative Medicine,
This puts them in good or
der to get the full benefit of
' White's Worm and Condition Powders
Continue the Powders for eight days and you will be
astonished at the results. Follow directions
on the packages.
White's Colic and Kidney Cure!
The Great Combination Kidney and Colic Remedy for Stock.
Directions on Package.
White's Black Liniment! ,
The only absolutely perfectly balanced sub-cutaneous
counter irritant. Especially recommended for
the human family. Fine for Stock also.
25 and 50 cents sizes.
Sale by Dodson's Drug Store.
A Place to Save
Pennies and Nickles.
(When we get fixed)
5c and 10c Store.
We carry some things that are higher, but
the majority are 1c, 5c and 10c.
A (ilovc Stretcher 5 cents
A School Bag 9 cents
Ladies, as you go down to the Postoffice, just take a
peep in, and see if things are not as represented.
All the Kitchen Utensils and up-to-date Household
Economies, all under one roof and in easy reach.
Zinc Pnil 15 cents.
Dust Palis 6 cents.
Mrs. Pots1 Irons, 3 in set.
Ladies' fine Handkerchiefs 5c.
Kennedy's Racket Store,
Next Door to Post Office.
Watch The Rush
OF THE COWDS
Only a short time more and the sale of THE HUB'S Stock by
The New York Salvage Company
Will Come to an End.
In behalf of out overworked salespeople we wish to ask you, be as patient as
you can when you come and find a store full of customers?it will pay you to
wait a few minutes. We have employed a large number of extra salespeople
to wait upon the trade. We will do all in our power to give you prompt atten
tion, but remember we are having an awful Rush. We are determined to pre
clude all possibility of there being any left-over Stock when this sale closes and'
that's the end to which we are bending all efforts and concentrating all our
energies and resourses to close out this stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Millinery,
Skirts, Shoes, etc. We are selling good honest reliable merchandise at less
than cost of raw material. We need cite no better proofs of the downright
positive and sharp reductions at this sale than the throngs of shrewd buyers
who are responding daily. It is not this reduction only but the up-to-date
merchandise itself that is contributing so greatly to the success of this sale?
mere cheapness, lowness of price is nothing?poor merchandise is really dear
at any price, but when Dry Goods, Shoes, Notions, Millinery, Skirts, etc., of
such recognized merit as that displayed in this sale is offered at such price con
cessions, its quite another thing. Thousands of people have profited by this
sale?why not you?.
Our 3, 5 and 10 minute Sale must be attended to be appreciated.
They are the "Talk of the Town."
Money cheerfully refunded if you are not perfectly pleased with your purchase;
Railroad Fare Paid to purchasers of $20.00 or over.
Watch for the Big Blue Sign.
The New York Salvage Company
THE HUB, Laurens, S. C.
J. L. STERN, Manager New York Salvage Company.
Before this announcement is issued from the
press a complete tock of Good3 for Spring and
Summer wear will be opened here including all the
new Creations in Light Fabrics.
Silks in Black and Colored
The kind made for hard service. It is impossible
in this space to enumerate the many weaves shown
in Printed Lawns, the choicest designs culled from
the different Manufacturers. Attempt would be
failure to describe the patterns and blending of
colors shown here. They must be seen to bo ap
The White Mercerized Waistings are again
popular this Season. You will have" no difficulty
making a selection.
Special Numbers and Choice designs in Table
Linen, New Ribbons, Hosiery and Ladies' Neck
wear, Laces and Embroideries of every description.
These are a few of the many articles just
opened. When quality is examined and price as
certained you will easily discern the values offered
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
You'll get your money's worth anc
save more in these temptors.
White Star Coffee, the finest grown
large bean, even roasted splendid flavor,
per one pound can25cts. tour pound can
$1.00. Quaker Rolled Oats, large flakes
carefully milled, free from faulty or
imperfect grains, per two pound pack
age 15 cents. Buckwheat Flour, deli
cious, appetizing, nourishing, per package
10 cents. Old fashioned Muscovados
molases?none better, per gallon 50cts.
There are two clangers
in a hernia.
First-Not wearing a
Second ? Wearing one
that does not fit.
We guarantee a perfect
fit and wear in our SILVER
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
strict attention to all business entrusted.
Office hours 1) a. m. to 5 p. m.
Office second floor Simmons' Hlock.
Simpson, Cooper & ?obb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will prac.tleo In all Stato Courts.
Prompt attention given lo all businoitR.
f The hecc lo? Beam
H IICAO?CK-KlNQ Fkco Works
(. i||]IRS and B0II/*RSi WoOftWOAKIKd
Mauhixrry, Cotton QinnimO) Bntct?
makimi AND BniNaiiR and Lath
Maoimnrry, C'ors Mm.is, Kto., Bto,
CiIBBE,?i MACHINERY CO..
C0lUiT!.?-?'_7k, ?. C.
THE GlBBho shjnqi.q maomine
Hard, Soft or Shop
Wanted?1,000 Cards of Oak and
Pino Wood on cars your station or
delivorod at Laurens.
J. W. Eichelberger.
Laurens, S. t". 'Phono II. Terry's
Special Notice?I have received a
tine line of Spring und Summer samplos
of all tbe latest stylos Prices to suit the
time. lVn's m il' to order from 84.00
up. Suits made to ord :r from $12 00
up. A lit is always guaranteed. I also
invite you to join my nres-dne club,
only $l.oo per iivpnth. Phone l8o, Win
E. .! . DAXCY, Tailor.
South Carolina College
Spring course for Teachers
Session front April 7th lo May 19th, 100.S
Apply to President for further infor
Dli. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 8G; Residence
J. R. Hellams ^
MARBLE AND ORANITfi MONUMENTS
Gray Court, S. C
Highest tirades and Finest Work
; manship in Granite or Italian, V(
mont and Geogia Marbles. Designs
and estimates furnished on applica
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DIAL & TODD,
[Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise H.ink and Todd Ollico Build
La u u BN s , S. 0.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAUHI/NS, S. C.
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