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Don't miss seeing the Special Bargains
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CHRISTMAS TALK. |
BY W. D. S. E
The mandate has gone" out for me to
(|nit writing. The other night I retired
early to bed and wife supposing I was
asleep picked up The Advertiser to
read to the children. She found the
James article and after reading it com
mented as follows: "I think pa had bet
ter quit writing for the paper. If he
can't find anything better to write
about than an old woman's skirt he
must be out of soap."
I am so far behind the times that I
get ashamed of myself. I beard daugh
ter say, "Put the pacifier in Tommy's
mouth." I did not know what in the
world she was talking about till I saw
Miem putting a rubber nipple in the
aby's mouth. Pacifier indeed! An
ther wrinkle for the old man.
It's commendable in our people the
rderly Chvistmas we had this year. I
;.ave not smelt the first whiff of whis
vey during the holidays. We are hav
g a lively Christmas at our bouse.
:o daughters arc here with their baby
.ys and they are demanding attention,
no mother has the grip and wife is
?>king after her Tommy. Night and
.y he calls on grandma and it tickles
o to hear her singing and talking baby
?lk to him. She is twenty years out
?f practice on this line and ?he can't
? itch the right note in her songs.
We are now blessed with twenty
$100 Reward, $1*0.
The readers of this paper will be
leased to learn that there ib at least
\e dreaded disease that science has
?i'ii able to cure in all its stages, and
ist is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
the only positive cure now known to
e medical fraternity. Catarrh being
onstitutional disease, requires a con
.utionsl treatment. Hall's Catarrh
ire i.'i taken internally, acting di
ctly upon the blood and mucous sur
ges of the system, thereby destroy
; the foundation of the disease, and
ving the patient strength by building
> the constitution and attainting nature
doing its work. The proprietors
?re so much faith in its curative pow
that they offer One Hundred Dol
? s for any case that it fails to cure.
P. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
stimoniata sent free. Price 75 cents
bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills tor constipa
Big Sale On.
The Clearance Sale at O. B. Sim
nons' has drawn good crowds, and the
i idies of the city have shopped with
much satisfaction and profit. Our mer
chants put many good things on the
market, and the January sales are an
icipated by all prudent housewives as
a time to get valuable bargains.
Seven Years of Proof.
"I have had seven years of proof
that Dr. King's New Discovery is the
best medicine to take for coughs and
colds and for every diseased condition
of throat, chest or lungs," says W. V.
Henry, of Panama, Mo. The world
has had thirty-eight years of proof
that Dr. King s New Discovery is the
best remedy for coughs and colds, la
grippe, asthma, hay fevor, bronchitis,
nemorrhBge of the lungs and the early
stages of consumption. Its timely use
always prevents the development of
Eneumonia. Sold under guarantee at
.aurens Drug Co. 's and Palmetto Drug
Co.'s drug storo, 50c and $1. Trial bot
John O. Edwards, treasurer of Berke
.ey county, was suspended from office
.i fow days ago by Gov. Ansel, on ac
ount of charges preferred against him
?y Comptroller General Jones. The
treasurer's books were recently exam
ined by an expert, and revealed a short
age amonting to $5,000.
The finest Coffee Substitute ever
made has recently been produced by
Dr. Shoop, of Racme, Wis. You don t
nave to boil it fifteen or twenty min
utes. "Made in a minute." says the
doctor. "Health Coffee" is really the
closest coffee imitation ever yet pro
duced. Not a grain of real coffee in it,
?ither. Health Coffee Imitation in made
from pure toasted cereals or grains,
with malt, nuts, etc. Really it would
fool an expert, were he to unknowingly
trink it for coffee. Sold by J. M. Phil
MISS NANCE RE-ELECTED.
Annual Meeting of the Rural School
Columbia, January 1.?The Rural
School Improvement Association con
cluded its annual convention last night,
after a most successful and inspiring
session. At the afternoon session the
following officers were elected for the
President, Miss Mary T. Nance, of
Vice President, Miss Katherine Ma
j zyck, of James Island.
Recording Secretary, Miss Lizzie
Rogers, of Bennettsville.
Corresponding Secretary, Miss Theo
dosia Dargan, of Statesburg.
Treasurer, Miss Mattie Covington, of
The executive committee will be an
nounced later by the president.
The re-election of Miss Nance as
president was marked with enthusiasm,
as well as unanimity in recognition of
the splendid work she has done for the
cause during the last year. In acknowl
edging the honor paid her Miss Nance
made a very graceful and inspiring
The morning session of the conven
tion was opened with prayer by Rev.
Kirkman Finlay, rector of Trinity
church. The reports of the delegates
took up the the larger partof the day's
session, and these were very interest
ing. They will furnish the basis for
the year's work. The reports were
made on printed blanks prepared by
Miss Nance and consisted of answers to
questions as to the organizations and
work in each county, and suggestions
as to the needs of the schools.
These suggestions, for the most part,
brought out the need for better trained
teachers, and teachers with more earn
est purpose in their profession. They
also laid sti*ess on the necessity for
better school equipment, for which the
Association is working. Col. John J.
Dargan, of Statesburg, made a talk to
the meeting yesterday morning, and
also Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, the presi
dent of the Inter-State Association.
The afternoon session was devoted to
business entirely, and at this time re
ports were made by tho following com
mittees: On County Associations, Lo
cal Associations, Membership, Articles
for Newspapers, Necrology, President's
Recommendations and Resolutions.
The report of the Executive Commit
tee, of which Miss Louisa B. Poppen
heim, of Charleston, is chairman, was
also submitted at this time.
At the night session, which closed the
Convention, an address was delivered
by Superintendent E. S. Dreher, of the
Columbia city schools, on "The Value
of the Industrial Education to tho Ru
This was followed by an address by
Superintendent Lawton B. Evans, of
Augusta, on "Twenty-five Years With
When the stomach, heart or kidney
nerves get weak then these organs
always fail. Don't drug the stomach,
nor stimulate the heart or kidneys.
That is simply a makeshift. Get a pre
scription known to druggists every
where as Dr. Shoop's Restorative. The
restorative is propared expressly for
these weak inside nerves. Strengthen
these nerves, build them up with Dr.
Shoop's Restorative ?tablets or liquid?
and see how quickly help will come.
Free sample test sent on request by
Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. Your health
is surely worth this simple test. Pal
metto Drug Co.
New Pastor From Chester.
The Rev. C. W. Salter, of Lowry
ville, Chester county, having accepted
the pastorate of the Watts Mills Bap
tist church, Bellview and Friendship
churches, of the county, has moved to
Laurens and is occupying the new par
sonage at the Watts Mills. The Rev.
Mr. Salter and family are cordially
welcomed to this city and county.
Builds up waste tissue, promotes ap
petite, improves digestion, induces re
areshing sleep, gives renewed strength
nd health-that'b what Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea does. 35c, Tea or
Tablets. Ralmetto Drug Co.
Some Oood Theater Dont's.
The following editorial, which is ta
ken from the News and Courier, con
tains good advice to theatre-goers, and
while it was written expressly for the
Charleston playhouse attendants, the
numerous suggestions might be applied
with propriety and profit to every opera
house audience in the country:
"Madam Butterfly will appear at the
Academy of Music in this town to
morrow afternoon and night, as we
have previously noted. Those who ar
rive at the theater after the perform
ance begins ought to be kept out in the
lobby until the close of the first act
and will be kept out if the managers of
the theaters have any regard for the
success of the performances or the
pleasure and comfort of the audience.
Several days ago we took occasion to
advise the opera-goers of some things
that they ought not to do, saying:
Don't be late in getting to the
Academy of Music.
Don't swear at the managers of the
theater and insist upon pushing forward
to your seat, disturbing the punctual
people, and displaying at the same
time your own very bad manners.
Don't go out between the acts.
Don't applaud every singer on the
stage, and don't insist that every sin
ger shall come back and do it all over.
These suggestions have touched a re
sponsive chord in the heart of our es
teemed contemporary, the Columbia
State, which insists that while there
may be more "Yaps" in Columbia than
in Charleston, our "don'ts" don't cover
: the field at the State capital, and it
adds the following "don'ts" as not be
ing altogether untimely:
Don't talk in the theater for public
consumption. What you say may be
very valuable, but the people around
you are getting full value for their
; money from the stage and your en
lightening comments give them too
much for too little. Again, the actors
may not appreciate the competition.
Don't applaud prematurely.
Don't guffaw or giggle at pathetic
periods. If it is necessary to do so or
Don't eat peanuts. The cracking of
the shells may cause misconception on
the part of the artists on the stage,
who may drop "Madam Butterfly" and
take up a string of coon songs.
Don't forget that it is just as rude
to disturb a singer on the stage as a
singer in a private parlor, and that the
performer upon the stage, being more
frequently an artist than the one in the
parlor, is the more readily annoyed by
a discordant note in the audience.
The habit of eating peanuts has not
yet, we believe, affected Charleston au
diences, but otherwise the "dont's" of
the Columbia State might very well be
regarded by the theater-goers in this
As to our suggestion that the people
attending the opera tomorrow night
wear their good clothes, we would say,
for the benefit of our contemporary
that what was meant by this counsel1
was contained in what we said. Prob
ably it would have been clearer if,
instead of saying "wear your good
clothes," we had said "wear your best
clothes." Some mon do not affect the
spike-tail, and many women do not re
gard with favor the decollete gown;
but it will bo entirely proper for such
to wear in the one case the frock or
the cutaway coat, and in the other the
high-necked gown; but whether the
men wear spike-tails, or Tuxedoes, or
cutaways, or frock coats, they ought
to wear the best they have, and like
wise the women. An audience so
dressed would be almost as interesting
to the audience itself as it would be en
couraging to the people on the stage.
The main point, however, is that the
people ought to be in their seats when
the first curtain goes up, and ought to
stay in their scats until the last curtain
That's the house the Doctor built,
The biggest house you see;
Thank goodness, ho don't get our
For we take Hollister's Rocky Moun
?Palmetto Drug Co.
New Year on the Farm.
Farmers should have their plans all
made, so as to be ready to start the
plows as soon as the ground is dry
enough. One day's plowing with two
horses in January is worth two in April.
Land should be subsoiled and bedded as
early as possible for corn planting after
the Williamson plan. The plows and
harrows should run every day in Janu
ary and February when the soil is dry
enough. When too wet let ditches and
terraces be trimmed and put in good
shape. In many fields the terraces can
be done away with. Deep plowing is
better than terraces. Never has the
first of January come on the county
with such a small wheat acreage as we
have this year.
If sown and fertilized liberally up to
the middle of January, a fair crop may
be made. The excuse given for not
sowing wheat is that cotton was in the
way, and when that was picked the
rains were frequent. A right rotation
would give the opportunity to sow
small grain at the right time. Use corn
land and pea stubble for wheat and
oats, and do not depend on cotton land.
For various reasons there is less small
grain sown in this county than has been
up to this date in many years. If the
ground gets dry enough to prepare well
wheat may be sown up to the middle of
January, with the expectation of a fair
crop. On ordinary land 300 pounds of
guano put in with the wheat, and 50
pounds of nitrate of soda just as the
wheat begins to cover the ground well,
and a .smoothing harrow run over it,
twelve bushels to the acre may be
made. The same application and treat
ment will make 25 to 40 bushel* of oats
to the acre. Or 200 pounds of 10 -4
acid, 100 pounds of cotton seed meal
with 50 pounds of nitrate will also be a
good application for oats. Peas planted
in rows, or sown broadcast, should fol
low the small grain. They will pay all
expenses, and the wheat and straw will
be clear gain.-From the "Farm and
Fireside" Column in the Carolina Spar
Trial Catarrh treatments are being
mailed out free, on request, by Dr.
Shoop, Racine, Wis. These tests are
proving to the people?without a penny
of cost-- the great value of this scien
tific prescription, known to druggists
everywhere as Dr. Shoop's Catarrh
Remedy. Sold by Palmetto Drug Co.
Permit us through the columns of
your paper to call the attention of our
people to a movement to memorialize
the General Assembly of our State at
the approaching session for relief from
the liquor dispensary system, on the
lines indicated in the petitions which
are now being presented throughout
the city for signatures, reading as fol
"To the Honorable, the Senators and
Representatives, the General Assembly
of the State of South Caroline in regu
lar session for the year 1908: The hum
ble petition of tho undersigned respect
"That the dispensary system for the
sale of liquors in the county of Charles
ton, in said State, in which your peti
tioners reside, is not desired by a large
majority of the voters and residents of
said county, as your petitioners verily
"That the same is not suited to the
needs, circumstances and conditions of
the people mostly affected thereby. |
"That for these reasons the said sys
tem is not supported by public senti
ment, is difficult to enforce and not
calculated to demand observance or re
"That your petitioners humbly pray
that such legislation may be enacted as
shall restore the license system to this
community which was of force at the
time of the original enactment of the
State disponsary law in the year 1892
with the modifications required by the
State Constitution of 1895; and your
petitioners feel assured that thereby
will be secured not only all the benefits
that could possibly be expected from
the dispensary system now in force, but
the same would operate also for the
well-being and upbuilding of our peo
At recent conferences in which a
goodly number oi' our people partici
pated, the undersigned were appointed
a committee to look after the matter
of giving the people an opportunity to
sign the petitions, and then to present
the same to the General Assembly
through the proper channels.
Firmly believing that a large ma
jority of the people of Charleston will
be in sympathy with this movement,
we approach the performance of our
duty with confidence.
Our confidence is strong, because in
principle our people are at heart op
posed to the liquor dispensary system.
In their opposition thereto they have
bad ready and intelligent public support
from the Charleston newspapers for the
past fifteen years.
It is further strengthened because we
can refer to a law-abiding and law-re
specting condition which obtained here
for many, many years before the first
establishment of the State dispensary
?a condition to which we verily believe
the people of Charleston long to be re
stored, and which car. afford as much
revenue as that contemplated by the
This confidence is strengthened also
by the favor accorded the "home rule"
doctrine in the last State election.
And, finally, our confidence in the
people of the State is strong that they
will look into our true condition, see
what is suited to our needs and circum
stances, and favor our appeal through
our Senator and Representatives to the
Senators and Representatives of our
sister counties for relief and for the
enactment of a law that will give us
peace, quiet, good order and happiness.
All who desire to sign the memorial
will find a copy with anyone of the un
John D. Cappelmann, 46-48 Broad
O. G. W. Marjenhoff, 153 Church
L. C. A. Roessler, 180-188 Meeting
Ashley C. Tobias, 171-173 East Bay.
George Lunz. King and Grove streets.
W. F. Jordan, 190 East Bay.
H. O. Strohecker, 287 King street.
August W. Wieters, at the Consum
ers' Ice Co., Woolfe street.
Hy. B. Schroder, 147 East Bay.
Julius D. Roster, 161-165 East Bay.
Frank Burbidgc, 24 Broad street.
Fever sores and old chronic, sores
should not be healed entirely, but they
should be kept in healthy condition.
I This can be done by applying Chamber
lain's Salve. This salve has no su
perior for this purpose. It is also most
I excellent for chapped hands, sore nip
fles, burns and diseases of the skin,
or sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Mr. Thos. B. Crews, Jr., and Miss
Louise McCarley,- popular young people
of tins city, were"united in marriage
December 29 at Fountain Inn, the Rev.
G. W. Bussey, pastor of the Baptist
church, officiating. Mr. Crews and Miss
McCarley were accompanied to Foun
tain Inn by several of their friends and
others joined the bridal party at that
place and witnessed the ceremony.
The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. William T. Crews and a grandson
of Col. Thos. B. Crews, the veteran
editor of The Herald, while the bride is
the popularly known and accomplished
daughter of Dr. J. A. McCarley.
Mr. and Mrs. Crews are "at home"
to their friends at the Barre boarding
Watched Fifteen Years.
"For fifteen years I have watched
the working of Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
and it has never failed to cure any sore,
boil, ulcer or burn to which it was ap
plied. It has saved us many a doctor
bill," says A. F. Hardy, of East Wil
ton, Maine. 25c at Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Roper are occu
pying the cottage on Main street re
cently vacated ny Mr. H. Terry.
Possesses wonderful medicinal power
over the human body, removing all dis
orders from your system, is what Hoi- <
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea will do. /
Makes you well, keeps you well. 35c, |
Tea or Tablets. Palmetto Drug Co.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the co
partnership heretofore existing between
J. W. Todd, P. A. Simpson and T. E.
Todd, deceased, under the firm name of
Todd. Simpson & Company, has been
dissolved by mutual consent. The busi
ness will be continued by J. W. Todd
and P. A. Simpson under the firm name
<>f Todd & Simpson at the same stand.
All persons indebted to the old firm are
urged to make payment to I'. A. Simp
son at once.
J. W. TODD,
P. A. SIMPSON and
M. I,. TODD.
Executrix of the last will and testa
meat of T. E. Todd, deceased. 23-3t.
'l ake notice that, on tho Sth day of
February, 1908, 1 will render a final ac-1
count of my acts and doings as admin- ?
istrator Of the estate of \V. R. Harris,
deceased, in the office of the Judge of
Probate of Laurens County at 11 o'clock
a. m. and on the same day will apply
for a final discharge from my trust as
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date, and all persons hav
ing claims against said estate will pre
sent them on or before said dato, duly
proven, or be forever barred.
W. 11. WHARTON,
Jan. 8, 1908. Administrator.
Special Teachers' Examination.
The State Board of Education has ar
ranged to hold a Special Teachers' Ex
amination at Laurens Court House on
the third Friday in January, 1908, which
is the 17th day of the month.
All teachers will please take notice
of this examination, as thev will be re
quired to conform strictly to the law in
\ regard to certificates.
R. W. NASH,
Countv Superintendent Education.
Or. g?i??o?s f^ttw LSSe
The best in the world,
Earllttt H-.sder. I Abo it t?n day? I Earliest Flat
i'lt.c medium ?lro. I Inter tliun B. Jerwjr I Cabbala. A Utn
Kxeellont ?hipper, I A (nil *ln larcer. jricldcr in a tood
p i ,.i.f...,.->!.I.?. I A lii'mcy in.iVcr. I lliiplvr. |
By the HU NDR ED, THOUSAND or MILLION of tho above three favorite
varlctii .. Grown in theopen field and will stund revero cold without Injury. Let money
accompany your orders othc-.-wiso plants will ho shippedC O. P., nnd j\u will ho
rcUp'r\-':rTo. 1" YoVnK-H?8land. S. C.: GOO for $1.00: 1 to 4.000 nt tl.50 per 1.0C0; 5to8.C J
nt 81.23 }-. r 1.000; 0 to TO.000 nt $1 00 per 1.000. Special prices on larg-erauftntitles. Full count
mid satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Koldcr on Cabbage Ctultirc by C. M.
Gibson mailed freo on application. Cheap express rates to all points. R:ail your orders to
C. M. GIBSON, Young's Islam?*, C. ?
Mrs. Malinda Akers, of Basham, Va,, writes:
"I had what doctors call 'prolapse,' and couldn't
stand straight. I had pain in my back and
shoulders, and was very irregular and profuse.
Doctors said an operation was needed, but I
couldn't bear the thought of the knife. After tak
ing th.ee bottles of Wine of Cardui, I could walk
around. Can now do my housework and am in
Cardui is a pure, vegetable, medicinal essence,
especially adapted to cure women's diseases. It
relieves excessive periodical pains, regulates
irregularities, and-is a
Write us a letter describing nil
your symptoms, nnd ue will send you
Tree Advire, In plain sealed envelope.
Address: I ndies'Advisory Department,
The Chattanooga .Medicine c lo., Chatta
safe, pleasant and re
liable remedy for all
sick women. In suc
cessful use for over 70
years. Try it.
At Every Drug Store in $1.00 Bottles.
\ Children's Shoes
ICERTAINLY! - - - -
We have them in all wanted styles! We are up in the Children's Shoe
business and fit Children's feet perfectly.
We've Shoes for the Little Man in all sizes, Lace or Button, Spring or Low
heels. $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75.
Shoes for the Little Miss?Button or Lace, Spring or Low heels. $1.25,
$1.50 and $1.75.
Our Children's Shoes are made of the best of leathers, and made to fit the
feet as nature intended. We're Children's Shoe Specialists.
Shoes, Hats, Furnishings. The One Price Stone.
Customers' Shoes Shined Free.