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LAURENS, S. C, June 21. 1905.
The Dispensary Champion.
The Prohibitionists propose to vote
the Dispensary out of New berry county.
The Dispensary is championed by the
Hon. C. L. Blease. Mr. Blease is an
able valiant, an ideal Dispensary cham
pion. He is the man to lead the fight
in favor of sustaining the Dispensary1
and if he saves it to the State he should
be the Dispensary Governor of the State.
"While Senator Tillrnan is the "daddy
of the Dispensary" Mr. Blease is his
proper successor in its defence, Senator
Tillman being at this time in need of
rest. In our judgement State Senator
Blease is the logical political successor
of Senator B. R. Tillman, and while we
are opposed to both these gentlemen as
political leaders, it is a pleasure to ob
serve that Senator Blease's friends are
putting him forward, recognizing that
nature, training and manifest destiny
fit him to be the leading exponent of
"Tillmanism" in South Carolina.
In the course of time Senator Tillman
may retire from the United State Sen
ate. Senator Blease, if he succeeds in
preserving the Dispensary as a State
Institution, will in that case, we think,
be the candidate of Senator Tillman and
the Dispensary for the United States
The Proposed Reformatory.
We think everybody should assist
the Woman's Federation of Clubs in
its endeavors to induce the legislature
to establish a reformatory for youthful
criminals. Mrs. Martha Orr Patterson,
who is in charge of this mc ?ment, re- ,
presenting the Federation, has labored
unceasingly and with ability for it and
almost succeeded in her efi~ort.s for the
enactment of the necessary laws at the
last session of the general assembly.
If we were a youthful criminal, we
should look upon it as a cruel outrage
for the State of South Carolina to im
prison us with the older convicts. It
would be the duty of the State to send
us to a place where we would not be
ruined inevitably and everlastingly but
where we could learn to be respectable.
It so happens that we can never be a j
youthful criminal but there are some
young men and boys who may go I
Something ought to be done to help j
convicts, old as well as young, when
they leave prison. Under the present
system, a man's punishment does not
cease at the end of his term. Getting a
new start is the hardest part of it.?
While perhaps nothing can be done at
present for the criminals of mature age,
it is possible for the State to prevent
in future the deliberate transformation
of mere bad boys into professional fel
ons. Indeed, the State has no right in
morals to expose child malefactors to
the damning influences of adult experts
The Federation and Mrs. Patterson
are doing in this matter what should en
list the hearty approval and co-opera
tion of all good women and men.
Tom Dixon's Charges.
It appears that the man who declares '?
that Mr. Robert C. Ogden is a negro i
worshipper is the Rev. Tom Dixon, '
author of The Clansman and The
Leopard's Spots. Mr. Dixon is a rip
snorter. He was produced in North
Carolina. He also deposes that Robert
C. Ogden, manager of the Wannamaker
store in New York, maintains a restau- j
rant in the store where black, white
and yellow persons may eat together if,
they have the price.
Mr. Ogden has not denied this last ]
charge. Me did deny the Reverend's,
The pity is that the Conference for!
Education in the South has allowed it
self to be an Ogdenite conference. It
ought to he two good and too useful to
derive name and character from any
man. There should bo no concession
that any New York merchant is the'
head and front of Southern education.
Whether Mr. Ogden encourage., sreial
equality with negroes or not, his name
has lost any value it may have to this
If these Northern people will give a;
few millions of dollars to Southern
schools, especially white schools, we J
shall assist In calling them blessed. j
They can't inspire Southern people on j
the education question. Our people are '
inspired sufficiently about that now.
Next year Brother Martin Ansel, i
Colonel Brother Mendel Smith, Plain'
Citizen Dick Manning and others and
others will inspire us to sleep on that!
subject. Our friends Crane Jones alone '
may be too busy to talk education in
1906. He may find a stray moment in ;
which to suggest that education and'
whiskey should be a non-convertible!
currency in South Carolina.
If Robert ('. Ogden or any of his
friends will present to the South Caro
lina College one hundred thousand dol-1
lars TlfB Advkrtiskr will probably,
grow enthusiastic about the Ogdenitcs '
but we do not wish to be inspired by
talk. We prefer to hear the Hon. D. 1
C. Ileyward who will succeed himself ;
as governor in 1906 if a majority of the
people stay sober.
Since the statement of The News and !
Courier's Columbia correspondent was
printed some weeks ago, that it cost
$6,000 to make the race for Governor
lit this State, not one additional candi
date has been mentioned and a number
of those who had been "permitting their
names to be used" have taken to the
Two hundred and fifty years before
the birth of Christ the common people
of ancient India told their children a
story like this: Upon one of the great
Budhist monuments it is carved in pic
tures?part of their folk-lore. "Once
upon a time Brahnadatta was King of
Benares. This King was very talka
tive and when he talked there was no
chance for any other to get in a word.
The future Buddha was the King's ad
viser in all things, human and divine,
and wishing to stop his much talking,
he one day made opportunity to tell the
King the Story of
?THE TALKATIVE TORTOISE?
There dwelt a tortoise in a certain!
pond in the region of Himalaya. Two
young wild geese, searching for food
struck up an acquaintance with her.
By and by thev '?w close friends to
gether. On? these two said to
her, "Friend we have a lovely
home in Hin ?n a plateau of
Mount Chittakuu?, m a cave of gold,"
will you come with us?
"Why, said she, How can I get
"Oh, we will take you there, if only
you can keep your mouth shut and say
not a word to anybody."
"Yes, I can do that" says she: "take
So the fowls found out a stick and
made the tortoise hold it fast with her
teeth and then each of them, taking
an end of it in their mouths, flew
straight up into the air. To see a tor
toise flying in the air was a strange
sight indeed! The village children saw
it and exclaimed: "There are two geese
carrying a tortoise by a stick." "See,
see! she hangeth by the throat and
therefore she speaketh not." The tor
toise wanted to cry out: "Well, and if
my friends do carry me what is that to
you?" And behold a whole flight of
birds met them and seeing them flying
thus strangely hovered around them
with great laughter and noises and
speaking the vilest words to them they
could. (By this time the geese flying
swiftly, had arrived at the space above
the palace of the King, at Benares.)
The taunts and spiteful words went to
the heart of the tortoise so that she
was as mad as she could be. She could
no longer hold back, but answer she
would and when she opened her mouth
to speak, down she fell into the open
court yard and smashed her all to pieces
and all because she would have said?I
am an honest woman and no thief, I
would that ye should know it, knaves,
rascals and raving birds that ye are.
Forgetting the good counsel given her
before time she paid her folly with
A few years ago a yonng District At
torney determing to run the "Grafters"
of St. Louis out of business or into the
penitentiary. The task was immense.
Practical politicians of both parties
said "it can't be done." As he warmed
on their trail one ruse after another was
tried to throw him off the scent. With
eyes open - mouth shut and nose to the
ground he pressed the chase. The seath
ing criticisms of a subsidized party
press failing to deflect him the "Bood
lers" founded an organ the purpose of
which was to libel their pursuer in the
hope that pausing to answer, the pace
might be slacked, but he kept on.
What be was doing finally overcame the
inertia of the masses and many who
should have been with him from the
first, joined in the chase. At the death,
there was a glorious company. The
rest is history and Joseph W. Folk, is
Governor of Missouri.
Dollars are like the silk hat the Ma
gician borrows from a gentleman in the
audience. There are towns, cities, fac
tories, workmen's cottages, wages,
mansions and trolly-cars, compressed in
dollars. These things are liberated
when the managerial magician gets
hold of them. If you have any you are
not using put them to work for the
good of your community. If you can't
manipulate them yourself encourage
others who are willing to try, by co
Risk a few with the promoter who
offers reasonable prospects of carry
ing anything through. Not all eggs that
are set ever hatch but more "broilers"
are raised every year. Evidence your
local pride by helping every worthy
cause along to the extent of your ability.
Your dollar is a storage battery of jh>
tential energy but it will never move
the wheels of progress unless you con
nect with some motor. Then if a fair
average of your setting hatch, be satis
fied. Don't whine because a few fail.
When the fish wont bite in one hole
don't go home. Move down the creek
and drop a line in larger pools
Torture of a Preacher.
The story of the torture of Rev. ().
D. Moore, paster of the Baptist Church
of Harpersville, N. Y., will interest you.
He says: "I suffered agonies, because
of a persistent cough, resulting from
the grip. I had to sleep sitting up in
bed. I tried many remedies, without
relief, until I took Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption Coughs and
Colds, which entirely cured my cough,
and saved me from consumption." A
grand cure for diseased conditions of
Throat and Lungs. At Palmetto and
Laurens Drug Co. price 50c. and $1.00,
guaranteed. Trial bottle free.
8e?ri th? <Q The Kind You Have Always Bought
OF NORTH CAROLINA
Head of the State's Educational System.
Library contains 43,000 volumes. New
Water Works, Electric Lights, Central
Heating System. New Dormitories,
Gymnasium, Y. M. C. A. Building.
667 Students. 66 Instructors.
The Pall Term Begins
Sept. II, 1905. Address
FRANCIS P. VENABLE, President
Chapel Hill, N. C.
LAUOH AND OROW PAT.
Nervous Old Lady (on seventh floor
of the hotel) ? Do you know what pre
cautions the proprietor of the hotel
has taken against Are? Porter -Yes,
mum; he has the place insured for
twice what it's worth.
A man advertised not long ago in an
Illinois country paper that he wanted a
woman "to wash, iron and milk one or
where hr missed it.
When we read to Brother Dickey the
dispatches about the man, who had
never taken a drink of whiskey dying
at the great age of 114 years, he said:
"My, my! Ef he'd a 'took his dram
ever' day en Sunday, he'd a' gone clean
ter 126? "-F. L. S."
ancient fish story.
"The fish was twenty yards in length,
And looked like a ship in sail,"
(And Jonah winked his other eye,
And said: "That was a whalej")
A young man who was about to be
married was very nervous, and while
i asking for information as to how he
' must act, put the question:
"Is it kisstomary to cuss the bride?"
? Brooklyn Life.
Tin: SUPREME test,
j There are friends who come in when
black sorrow's your guest;
To weep with you over your dead;
Friends who seem, in the midst of your
To know just what ought to be said.
But the prince of them all, when grim
Trouble stalks by,
And your heart can do nothing but
Is the fellow who comes when there's
no one else nigh,
And whispers, "How much do you
Father, tenderly bless all the friends I
Who came in the depths of my woe,
Just to stand by my side when I felt so
That I might their sympathy know;
Oh, I love every one for each hand
clasp and tear,
And aye shall I wish them Godspeed;
But a crown for one who, when none
else was near,
Said softly, How much do you need?"
? S. W. Gll.liam.
Lawyer: "Would you believe the
sworn testimony of this man?"
Witness: "Certainly not, sir."
Lawyer: "And why not?"
Witness: "Because, sir, that man
hates to tell the truth. He always did.
We were boys together, and he used to
cry when the teacher made him say
two and two made four."
Lawyer: "Anything else?"
Witness: "Oh, yes. Once he was ill
and described the symptoms so that
the doctor prescribed for a sprained an
kle when he was suffering from neu
ralgia in the head."
Lawyer: "That will do."-Tit Bits.
a BROTHER in the faith.
Providence he know ?he know!
Never decf or dumb;
Soon ez Mr. 'Possum go
Mr. Melon come!
Ain't dis worl' we livin' in
Des de bes' er all ?
Melon in de summertime,
'Possum in de fall?
Chune me now dat hymn cr praise,?
I a feelin' prime!
Desc yer Providential ways
Suits me all do time!
F. L. S.
no more insurance for him.
An old German farmer had his farm
house insured for $1,000, says an ex
change. The house was burned. The
insurance company had reserved the
right to replace the house instead of
paying the money.
The agent, having this in mind, said
to the farmer: "We'll put you up a bet
ter house than the one you had for
"Nein?" said the farmer, empha
tically, "I vill half my one thousand
tollars or nothings! Dot house could
not be built again for even a thousand. "
"Oh, yes, it could," said the insur
ance man. "It was an old house. It
doesn't cost so much to build nowa
days. A six hundred dollar new house
would be a lot bigger and better than
the old one."
Some months later the insurance
man rode up again to the farmer's
"Just thought I'd stop while I was
up here," he said, "to see if you
Wanted to take out a little insurance."
"I got notings to insure," said the
farmer "notings but my vife."
"Well, then, "said the insurance man,
"Nein!" said the farmer with deter
mination. "If she die, you come out
here and say, "I not gif you one thou
sand dollar. I get you anoder and a
better vife for six hundred.' No, sir, I
dakes no more insurance out!"
TOBACCO first, wife second.
A certain postmaster in Kentucky
received recently the following letter (
from a former resident who had wan
dered off to the Pacific Coast some
years before: ?
Erwin, Ore., fob, the 5, 1905. Mr.
Post Master: Will yo please hand this
note to some old tobacco raiser. I want
5 dollars worth of home made tobacco
from old Ky. for chewing. I want as
old tobacco as there is and as good. I
want to pay what it is worth. Would
like if it was twisted. Whoever gets
this note answer at once. I used to
live in Ky., in livingston co., and if
there is some good old maid or a wid
owed lady a Bout 35 or 40, tell them to
write to me if they want to change
their name to a better one. I was mar
ried once in Ky. I got my licens at
smithland, was married at love's
chapel, close to cavyville. I got a fine
lady; I want a notherone from old Ky.,
they are the people and most respected.
Believe me yore friend,
A. J. Bess.
P. S. Say, lady, if you do writo send
me yore picture. I am this way, quick
sales and good profits. My wife has bin
dead 7 years. I have no children. By
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