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Subscription Price is $1.00 per Year Payable in Advance. S. K. ItO.NKV, Kdllor. published i'.y advertiser printing company laukens, s. c. Kates kok advertising. Ordinary advertisements, per square, one inser tion, $1.00; each subsequent insert ion. 50 cents. Liberal reduction mado for large advertisements. Obituaries: All OVOrOO words, one cent a word. Notes of thanks: five cents the line. Entered at the postolllcc at Laurens, S. C. AS second eins.; mail matter. lauruns, s. c. february 17. 1909. i i i i:hl\ I vlsk. Under the caption "Unknown Ton guo Teacher Is hired and Cheated" the Abbeville Press ami Itttnner proceeds to lay bare a woeful amount of Ignor ance ami to display a spirit altogether unbecoming ;| new ; pit per. The Vhhe \ llle paper bin 11 nut uu opin Inn In tore being in possession ol the facts. There are at b ast live mls-stntoiueuis in tin' brior article, two insinuationsoi :i nature that onl> sueb an ardent ad mirer of ib" dispensary coald make ami two false conclusions. Follow lug Is the brief hul innllolous ly false item: " \ teacher hi <>m' of the public schools in Laurens Count) taught the "unknown tongue" religion whatever (lint may bo. When she bad taught tie- school until the board was indebted to her a sum something like $|p) tin hoard dismissed her and refused to pay what they owed her. it may I?- nil right to refuse Ihptoi tor ih<' schools, and it may all right to refuse to levy a lax for the support of the schools, bui \> ?? knov of no reason that would lustlfy lite boar! in witholdillg On- pay whieh ma;, be thie to tbe teacher We hope Unit the woman who has been denied what is plainly her u\\ u, may sue for her money .ami we hope lhal she may got it. If the Irustees did not mean to pay or to comply with their contract, (hen they should have turned lor oil Ion;; ago. Nothing (an Justify tin refusal to pay for the lime sie- taught, and we believe (bat no school board in Laurens will put the stigma upon that county." The Hoard of Trustees <:id nol dis miss the teacher of tbe Loan lirnucli school -that eont. adtcts fab ? hot I number one. The County Hoard of Education did not dismiss her. Thai she was ''cheated" Is n palpably ml ?>? conclusion. The trustees luvvi ti refused to pay bet' what was dim sin is still teaching for these same trus tees. The County hoard will refuse to approve her claim. Hie Press an i Runner implies that the t rul purposely and with premeditation had ib.- (eaeher work for tlx in, ami Iben W ben her salary ninouuted to a i Olisbb erablc sum. peremptorily dismissed bor?-utterly contrary in facts it Im plies that Laurens county, since voxin ? out her dispensary, is not dealing squarely With her sei oi... therein grossly dceeh In ? Its* .?? il Here are tlm facts, . rripH con temporary, at: I wo hope that tie' dis pensary l?den (itn)ospbere in whieh you live will clear up enough to let you see, and common ueitse will help you recognize truth The Coui i> Hoard of Education dismissed the trustees of Long iirnuch school, not Ihn teacher, beenuso the trustees bad violated the law Tie- uiil.i.own ion gne blllSliOSs played no part in the proceedings. Tb? teacher employed in tie- Long Branch school hold ho teacher's certificate ami was not a graduate of a college whbse diploma is rccognUcd in lieu of a eortilicat ? Tlid school law is spOOillc ?l! i i point. This fnel upsets 'the Pre and tlnnnor's nrgumenl i:: Its cntlrt ty. The County Hoard of Kdu< .. lion holds that if a set of trustee* have been op< ratliig a school in \ lo latlon of taw. then its Heard m Trustee is responsible for Indebted mW Incurred, The Abbeville p.-.,-er get* wrathy ami hopes the teacher in i|.lion will sim for her money ami m-t it. Sie- iloUbl less ought to be paid for her service and in all probability will, but that h Up to her trustees; the County has lldtlllug to do with it As a bit of friendly advice we beg to Admonish our Abbeville contemporary to read a little more thoroughly and make son.fforts towards learning the facts in a fuse before having BO much to say. Our friend Otis of Chot'okcc i ;? mighty good fellow; hut really be ought to (pill lilH tactics. That interview in The State last week Wit Very weak ami Ill-advised; its ea.-y to see throm-;!' it. The people of South Carolina know he is not the prohibition leader, no mattor luv many "spectacular plays" he makes in the Senate, nor how many "prohibit* ion interviews"' he gives out. SULK IHiSTKtmNt'. Through many lung days Ihc |>ubttc have been wearied with the processes hi* drawim :i Jury ><> trj the slayers of Senator Cnrinack of Tennessee. Tales man after talesman hnsbeon presented and for one reason or another Inn boon rejected, ami Ii was only Satur day thai llio panel was completed. Tho chief reason of 11??- dilllculty in Bccuriug an "unprejudiced" jury was because people hail read the ncw.s papers. Over three thousand names were ihawn on iho live vonlrcs and bno by one they were rejected be cause of Intelligence and ac<|ualiit mice with curronl events. The Associated Press in comment In^ "ii tho Jury says: In lira wing foi iii<- jury ii:*- law mall?- those Incom petent who bail talked with a witness to the murder or talked with some who had talked with the witness; On Ihc application for bail I he local papers printed stenographic reports of the testimony of wltuosscs. The Supreme Court litis held lhal .1 iiews paper priulhiK verbatim testimony !>?? comes a witness who has talked lo ii witness Therefore every one in the county w ho road the testimony became Incompetent io sll III the case as ;i Juror. This eliminated ai one the mos I in I e| linen 1 citizens of the comity. A- a result il was necessarv to lllON live venires of 500 names each and oven Oho of ?10, a total of 3,0 III be fore the jury was secured. four of the jurors accepted can neither read nor write and two others understand I'lngllsh ohl> Indifferently. All ex cepl one of the twelve swore lie had not read a newspaper since before the killing, and some had not read one lo; 10 years. Ulcrtncre tho only except ion, had been oul of lite state from the week before the killing until the day lie was summoned." 11,-re we see that uieii who had read tho newspapers thereby become dis qualified. We submit that this Is a deplorable condition, by which tin ends of justice are defeated by the very laws created to fulfil it. Tin law Is self destroying, We are well aware of tho rael that "unprejudiced" Juries are desire' But what create prejudice? is a . . dm put!ilied be cause he is in ssion of fuels? Or, are the newspapers to blame for printing ''verbatim testimony?" Tho result, as we see. in the Cooper Jurj is that all the intelligonl men, those who have read Iho newspapers, are haired from service 011 tho jury be causi of the law's demands, I'iuloubt ediy then, the law Is self destroying: for, it' any one qualification is essen tial to bring about Just verdicts, i; ;. intelligence among the jurors. The Tennessee jury is a sad spectacle, and only the law Itself is 1 espoiislble for it. IM VI M l HP. ;>| "\ VAIU HAN," The Advertiser has received (lie foi lowing Inquiry: "Kditor The Advertiser: "The definition of 'Veggiuan' accord ing to standard dictionaries, Is simplj .1 burglar-tramp,' Now win yon oblige us by giviiq; us the origin of the School The word "Vegainaii"is undi 1 lie creation of thieves: who found it Of how (hey made || vv< know. Hut ij In Kilpiios "Yegg" was llio name oi : ? torious sap- blower, possibly 1 \ ho i.e.- aiiio widely kno ..: 1.thei- sue blowers in itim* known as "Yegg-tuen". I 1?? lo er.-, ami Philologists have noil the derivation of "Vugg"?hoi above Muj position is generally In a Christian Coini.iunii\ public disgrace to bury any man with, oul a religious service of some kliid. A simple prayer would have been bet ter than nothing. lill! Kfitlp) one Jie.y asl;: "What good would a prayer do (hat dead burglar and ihUrderer?" N'one. whatever. Ritt ii would bave done us people in [.aureus some good; ami ii would have saved us the shame of "JUsl dlilripilijr; a man into I oN and eovorina him lip." Senators Clifton, Johnson and Town send a>e making themselves i'i 1 ??: rldieuloiis in the eyes or the peopje 1 y (heir jit tempted iinusis at iho dis pensary wiiidliig-np commission ami (lio Atiorne> Henoral. Thursday of la. 1 Weok this trio of Wofshlpp r. 'lUld ii in for" Senator Christ, n -on. one of those who brought about the death of their idol. Ihn ihc "Hena tor from Uenttfoi't" was more Mian a match for the bunch. It looks like these men Ought to know better now, * * o Indiscreet uttornnces like thai of Representative c. a. smith last tveok an- what hurt a good cause. Mr. Smith Charged the Now; and Courier with a stand against prohibition he riatiao a member of the Charleston county dispensary hoard was an editorial writer oil lite slafl of lhal paper. It is not 1 rue; Mr. Smith's Influence, Is consequently curtailed. A man should know what ho is talk ing about before he make:-, n sinto ment- especially against n newspaper, ail UCC'fpt i Krida) News and Courier has du r<iii".wim;: "Laurens Advertiser: "Laurens County needs a new jail And tho count) dispensaries were Closed two months ago" That's where our < onteiuporury is on the wrong trail. <n" course the paragraph is 11? *t intended for serious consideration, Put it Implies that we have argued thai whiskey was the cause of all crime. Wo have not. On the con ti at;, 'v.- said in an October issue that whiskey was "by no means the canst" of all ei lines." Good jails are needed in tin- bosl regulated counties. 'to 11.. Lancaster News: Yes. we wepi \ hen we learned that Senator smith ha ! taken tho Stale's Gal-away. Hut It's i ol so bud alter all: the loss of ih< nnl leaves Moor-man; The State hank on Sams, while Hagot ami Wu -d still hold their Seats among tie- mighty. Those senators who criticise the winding up commission tor spending i few ihoil and dollars are fakirs nothing more nor less. They arc try ing io pose ns economists of the States funds, and they are no such thing. Tho commission spent eleven ..il, ;.. suVe a dollar lor the State. kvhleh wu liciiig defrauded by rogues. i'i . ? bunch oi Senators, principally Clifton. Johnson and Townsend try to" make the people believe this was an ill.advised expenditure. Whether or not the) believed their preachments we are unable to say. Hat that is neither here nor there: judged either way it had enough: that they are either allots or knaves being the two alternal Ivos. Senator Tllltunn is deserving of highest praise for his work in defeat ing ('rum's appointment as port col lator in Charleston. Ii was a hard light ami ably managed. AT Payne's Cash Grocery Store This Week. Kiughau's Country Cured Hams l I i-2c Special 3 lb. can Tomatoes ioc .?<.> pounds Sugar for $1.00 The lj< st Hue of Coffee on the market ioc, 15c, 20c 23c and California Dried Peaches 9c And many other bargains. Coine t<> see us. J. W. PAYNE Tho Cash Grocer door :o Palmetto BanH. I here's no room for us lower down, wc visit the Photographic Conventions and keep posted as to the latest and best in our line. We have changed our prices, many of them lowered. Anew line of novelty mount ingS very attractive. IICHOLS' STUDIO. Wanted Ueliable. OUOrgOtlc man to sell lubricating oils, greases and paints in Laurens and adjoining counties. Salary or coinmlslon. Address r-'nirfas lioflning Co.( Cleveland. Ohio I nr Sale Itnstlng'f p.iu Bank Vecouui Cotton Seed, limited quantity, $l.2"? per bushel for quick orders. Mexundor's Money-Maker, sr> cts. Ginned oti private >'in ami a a sound, Addle;.;. C. Connelly, Nichols. P. C. 521 ' v V V After eat 11 WHAT? Are you fully Insured? Really, can t You t ike more? Ours are guaranteed, low rates a you can get them on easy terms. To-daj is the best day. Broaddus Estes, District Agent. Write, Phone or Call To=day. ikmtfjeasfern Htf e 3Jn& Co. BROADDUS ESTES DISTRICT AGRN T BOX 278 ?5^ Tomorrow's Moments may bring !? ?'ire, which, destroying your prop erty, may mean your financial ruin. Don't wait uro dosen'I. Avail yourself of the protection ottered by leading fire insurance companies represented by us. E. H. WILKES & SON COMPANY, STOCKS, BONDS 4- Law Pvange Laurens, S. C. OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. Notice -.mi prison;, holding claims ngalii8t tho estate of Rev. s. c. Todd arc hereby notified to present same at once to the nie. C. ('. Fenther at one tone. Administrator 28*81 for Kent The 0. Wash Hunter land, near Clinton und Lydia mills, consisting oi* in or 12 horse farm. For further information, seo Augustus I luff, Receiver, Lauren!:, S. C. 2S-H Lor Sale? Registered Jersey COW, fresh In milk; six years old, ami cer tificate goes with her. Address l. nvamlott, Prlncoton, s. c. it Wanted To buy all kinds of furs; will pay the top of the market for them. 8. POliakOff, Lnurcns. S. C. It (hits ami Rcanlless RflrlC) lime to sow now. Have good grade of seed at the right price. See nm before you buy elsewhere. ,W. II. Fowler. Lau rens, S. 0. It Far Sale?A Cyphers Incubator. 1",b egg capacity. Cheap. Apply to A Itoi h Dinkels. Lau i ons, s. c. 20 1 IM GESPAN I of lifo is uncertain ?it may bo long or it may bo short?this largely depends upon your health, and when you And the spans weakening and yon feel all run down, nervous, irritable, melancholy; loosing flesh; have no appetite; feel faint; cant sleep; have had dreams; dizziness or swimming of the Insul; your bands and feet get cold, tingle and get numb; have pains in your sido or back; brick-dust deposit in urine; have acid stomach or heartburn; feel stiff and sore across the shoulders; have shooting pains throughout the body; have to strain or a desire to urinate often, or a burning sensation when passing it, you should commence to take liloodinc to-day. Go or send to your druggist, now for a bottle. Don't wait! Delays are dangerous ! ! Mrs. A. C. Tain tor, Colchostor, Conn., tolls how <iny woman can build up their run-down aystotn. Thoy can ho pormauontly curod of monthly pains and nil fomalc diseases. S0KIe,?jrK',f:?.flS 'w'UCh 3?' ,9<M !,h' ""^k ,'?,,l<'- 1 hot* y*m v i)l K'1VC I? Prompt ' ' Attention M 1 *u\ needing it very much. Yourt very truly, MRS, A. C. Taihtoh THF. BL0001NR co. Boston, Mass ORNTLRMRN ""Through a friend in Milford I Mil indued to try your INoodine. I encluic 10c. lor sample bottle. Your) truly. Mas. a. c. Taintor. CotCHR! trr, Comm., April u, i xii TI1F, BLOODINE CO., Boston, Maw. i OSNTLMIRN ? i e-ncl(>*e (or six ((>) Imtllci of Bluodinr? am convimivl it It what I nerd to build me u|>. i ???<".' * change, for tin: better after taking CoLCHISTRR, CONN., July 16, t'/oi. THF. ni.OODlNI. CO., Boston, M.iss.i OrNTI RMRN" I rni lone a t j 00 money order (or (11) twelve bottles ol youi Illoodlnt, Please send promptly. Your, truly, Mm. a. C. Taintor. Wc will forfeil f i/>oo if tlie original, of the above letters proving grnuinenrit (Annot tie produced Buch positive proof of tho romnrkablo moritn of Bloodlno havo boon shown to us that wo do not hesitate to riuarantoo ovory bottle we sell. Bloodino costs 50c. a bottlo for the usual ?1,00 size. Mall orders fillod, Largo Sample Bottlo by mail lOo. Bloodino Liver Pills cure Constipation, 25c. a box. DR. B. P. POSEY Laurent, s. C. DR. CLIFTON JONES Dentist Office in Simmons lluildinfi Phono: Offieo No. Sil; RonnU-nof? 210, Olli* .Mr H, M. WllkOH I' ll this week lor Noii tit-i ii markets where in- will look :ii all ii.'? different Much from U'hjeii ho will hit) 11 Ilm hi House* P*(irnlslihiK*flooilit for mil spring ami Huintnur 11 rule, H. M. ? ft, ll. Wlikofl & Co.