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LAliRHNS, S. C. MARCH 10. 1909.
tfl'IM \. PHIXI V, 0*. SCHOOLS.
Somewhat unusual was the ciihrge
to the grand lury on Monday inoriiinu
in thai His Honor, .In go Prince de-i
voted tiio greater pan of the tliuo
consumed to u loc.lure on the schools
and school teachers of South Carolina.
The propriety and relevance of this
is pel for ua to question; bo thai
as titty, vv ? Were struck with a nuin
ber <>:' things said, aiml stich Impres
sion v. idi their I ruth ntul force.
in the course of his remarks, Judgo
Prim: said; ' Some of yon may wonder
why I am taking >.,? so much time
talking about education, and our pub
lic schools; vvhal has a grand Jury
got :?> do with these:" Answoriog
Ids own question. His Honor said that
grand juries m d judges alike, wore
deep; , concerned in the enforcement
of ift'.v, hat that their elfortU alike
would h<- in vain unless the schools
of the state wore improved; that as
conditions wer.- now, we are raising
a so: m lawbreakers and insubordln
ats. Why? Ilecauso of the in
efficiency <?f the teachers employed
in the public schools and the failure
of pa.* nts to (!.) their part in teaching
child ? a the principle of obedience.
At t.:-1 rout <?;' the whole matter,
thoug i. was the fuel thai we had
turned over tho whole mattor of edu
cation to the State and that it was try
ing to run the business an cheaply
as po isibio to keep down taxes.
Enlarging upon the matter of
poorly qualified toachers, Judgo
Prince said the! the great mistake
of oar trustees was their custom of
employing "(hose sweet girl grad
uates" who teach until they ran get
married, never intending to make n
life profession of tonchlng; that we
are employing theso novices to exper
iment on the lives and characters of
our children. lie stated that good
men could not he had to teach be
cause the pay was too little; all be
cause the.-.- "sweet, pretty little
things" hod cheapened the profes
sion. Judge Prince's Idea of a teach
er in The trio1 sense of the word is
one born with the qualifications of
nti instructor, vvith a burning desire
to t .cit. and one i,;* such a char
ter . s to inspire confidence and
rcspi : on the past of pupils.
For the parents' part, Judge Prince
said ihni a generation of insubordin
ate; -..as being raised tiimply because
these fathers and Ihotlh rs imagined
that -. icy had little angels in their
homes, "just sprOutllig wings;" and
that the iitlidudo ol iheso parents
might he expressed soihwhAt ijko
this: no sol oid teacher er.n whip our
child; v.e doii'l do ii lit home." Such
n sentiment, Judge Prince Made out
ns criminal, in that II is bred di>
obcdl ::? e to hoirto law, then to school
low, and thi I! to the lliws Of oar State.
Parents who do not control their
children ?r starting t'. in on the
Died the grand
d eveii I;' they
BO < ' lot
difficult to got stirred up In our
smaller cities. The foundation for
this spirit is pride. Have we any
pride In a library If not, why not?
Let us propound this question: when
visitors come to the City, do we escort
them around to our library and eon
duet them throu.gh its length corrid
ors, pointing out with pride the vast
number of valuable hooks that we
have amassed by our diligent labors?
Nay, nay: it never occurea to us that
we have ti library. The remedy for
this la for us to hnvo a library in
Which ii pride may he felt. First,
better quarters tire needed; not that
we for a mono nt relied upon the
generosity that has permitted the
library to have quarters nl all. but
the time has come when larger and
better rooms are heeded. We may
state here that there are line possibil
ities of securing a more suitable place
at ;.n early date, which will be a
great slep in Increasing our pride in
the institution and malting ft become
mote of a factor in Our public life.
lint new cjunrtsr? will not make a
library; a library is a collection of
hooks, and the plan sugi ested by
The Advertiser will provide for dlfty
or sixty Ii w books each year. Is it
worth your While? is anything
Worth while? Let the people get
together and make a success of the
* ? *
re:; n ixnuxu cotton.
At several recent meetings of the
Chamber of Commerce the question of
means for handling cotton in the city
of Laurens during the on-coming sea
son has received much attention; in
deed it has been a matter of concern.
Under the arrangements thai prevail
ed last year the banks of the city were
compelled to carry a load that none
likes to carry, and that few are will
ing to bear. The system required
the baid; to be out of their money
for practically ten days on the cotton
purchased by them, or upon which
they advanced the money; ami the
commissions received were not equal
to interest on the money involved.
As possibly most of the business
men know, this condition exists be
cause t'.ie railroads of our city have
no cotton platform and no store room
for the reception of cotton so that
bills of lading may be issued thereon
without delay. The tardinesss of
the hills of hiding is the cause of the
banks' troubles; the first cause is the
railroad companies' lack of aecomnd
atlon. We lea in that two hanks of
the city have done their best by the
people in this matter, but that they
positively will not handle the cotton
business another season: they do not
feel called upon to incur the losses
Incident to the business. And reason
able minded people cannot expect
that of them; of course, there Is no
accounting for the opinion of anarch
ist, socialist, trust-busting peanut
politicans, a few of whom tire still at
large in the land: hut really their
opinion is not worth consid 'ring when
the matter in hand has an element of
business in it. The cotton situation
in I.aureus, as we learn if. is beyond
? he banks to handle :.t least without
loss to themselves.
Lauren- will suffer tmmeasureable
losses during the con tri .', year, unless,
the situation is relieved. We need
not go Into the details of the disas
trous results to both the farmers and
merchants. P i- up to merchants,
banker.-, farmers, and railroad offloa
lals to g--; together on this question
and do something; and no time can
'. ? wasted. I.:? : ? i.-. confronted
With a serious situation tit.it can he
easily retired led if :!:?? proper unity,
and dispatch characterize ofllort.
Shall we .-it Inactive with condition;;
of this nature existing? Every other
town of anything Ilk < the volume of
business that Lattrens has is far bet
ter situated in this matt1 r < f handling
cotton. What h, ?: mal r? We
have men of su files a: bv ?.!:iess as
tuteness ;> solve t;i- diftlcuity; why
not get a: it? The Chamber of Com
merce Is the proper medium for the
??:.;;; the outcome o! th ? conforent
l.*t to be remains a matter for H
future to reveal. Tho Railroad Con
hul v. ) c. ?? hoping for great thing
clasa ti continually "cm ." retire at
re.'nl life of the ootihti
ao tl Jaga to have. A;
Uftvo found railro
otlicinls to be a mighty good set of
business men; they are much better
business men than the little peanut
politicians who lambast and snort and
"blow smoke" at 'em. As we say,
our hope is with the railroad officials.
Our endeavor should bo to so im
press the railroad with our need for
better accunodat ions, sho.v by our
insistence that we won't be turned
down ami keep on hammoring; Ask
and nsk again; they cannot refuse
? * ?>
On lust Thursday, William Howard
Taft of Ohio was Inaugurated the
twenty-seventh president of these
United Stats of Amercln. Seldom has
it been in the history of this country
that a presidotil has gone into office
under such auspicious circumstances
und with such a universal feeling of
good v\t'M toward tlio ndinlui tration.
if Will in hi Howard Taft not a good
president, tiio.ii it will bo all Iiis
;V.uit? or Theodore Roosevelt's
There I ; one striking feature to the
inaugural tuldres of Pn sidcnt Taft,
delivered on .Mateh the fourth, and
this |s his attitude to w?hl the negro
question in the South. iSvbr since
the War between the states the
sevornl presidents have tried, each in
his way. :o iloal with this problem ?
and all have failed. If Taft sticks
to his Implied promises the govern
ment's attitude toward the negro In
the Sou;i; will bo highly satjsfactory
to t'.s. It is simply to lot him alone,
and not try to make him take purl
in the political manipulations of the
whit'' republican leaders, luring him
on with the hope of political prefer
ment, which he 111 reality does not
crave. This thing of shoving negroes
into government jobs is not what the
mgro wants. President Taft Is to
bo congratulated for his promise not
to force a negro office holder upon
a community that does not want him.
Wo wish him well in this intention.
? * ?
And are we the first to call him
* * *
Senator Tillman has caused his
friends a bitter disappointment by
his failure to "expose Theodore Roos
* * ?
Little Willie and Sunny Jim have
commenced their four year's picnic,
Congratulations! The general as
sembly adjourned without jhaving
seriously damaged the State.
A coward manages to dodge a lot
of things that are headed bis way.
The things that would make a wom
an happy look foolish to a man.
The best way to kill a t'aslehood is
to lot it lie.
A man's t: lk shows up bese after
a good dinner.
No man has OCCatlon to apologize
for (hung his duty.
You can guess what a woman is.
but that's your limit.
Kind words never die?and the
other kind dies forever.
if a man is financially weak he's
unable to stand a loan.
He isn't much of a baker who eats
all t'.io bread ho kneads.
The push button doesn't ml ways
ring the song of success,
Sonic jokes are seldom enough to
make an undertaker laugh.
On the ocean of life many a woman
.-::?. and ".' false colors.
The lazy minis pay envelope is
never nflicted with obesity.
Ami i' sometimes happenes that a
mail is married to his boss.
\ correci gin ss passes for wisdom,
oven though it Is only a guess.
WHEEZER OR SNEEZER
Ilnve Yon Hoard of Hyontcl for
< r.l irrh, A.stlinut und H;ij i i^erJ
If you tvheez? or sneeze, httwk or
"jut Biiuf? or blow, Konietil?lg the
matter with the !.;?:..!??..:.? of your
respiratory thick* and you nerd
" And yoti need IT.vohi ??' h ? i: win
euro j mi of i?:<;.? cntdrrlial or In'lnmm ??
tory condition exlsl -.
I? Isn't a stoiua? Ii r, '.'r. ?. or spray'
antiseptic ? nn, from ?i? ??cRlyp'?'
la i.! i ubb< r Inhaler and It roneln s
every nook, conn :? and crevice of tho
i.. i bran : nd promptly kills the
I.: '.i" ns i>: Ig <'o. v.i'l sell you t!
complete llyomoi ipronounced High1'
O'lnei outfit for $1.00, o:. tho money*
" The ose of (lyoniol 0111*8(1 Mm. Cut
ler of catarrh in 11)01. He has strongly
endorsed tin two of llyoniel In miiny
Instances, and we are glad ?<> go on
catarrh em . dnd rhdorso I!."?-.Mrs
Sf*OWf fftoat v " ?-*: if >' l!on*t. Give?
mcdhtc u from hc-::burn, v.i-.t ato-M
cc;>, rtortv..-;,i d&r< 13and tick :.'.'..!..:!:
JO cenU a latj^ : L.;.i u
our special notices.
Wanted?To buy all kinds of furs;
will pay the toj) of the market for
them. S. Poliakoff, Laurens, S. C. It
For Sale?Hast lug's Big Bank
Account Cotton Seed, limited quantity)
$1.:!") per bushel for quick orders.
Alexander's Money-Makor, 85 cts.
Oinned on private gin and are sound.
Address, c. Connelly, Nichols, s. C. 2t
For Sale?Limited amount of tine
Toole, Crosland and King cotton seed.
Also, la bushels Marlboro Prolific
seed corn. According to experiment
al bulletins this [s hesi corn on mar
ket; $2.CU per bushel. Also, eight
hoes ready for killing lt'O to l.'.o
pounds each. Apply to \v. I). Byrd.
u. f. D. No. 8, Laurens, s. c. 30-3t
Wauled i- -The people to rcmomber
that my blacksmith Bhop is located In
fror; of K. \v. Martin's stables.
General repair Work and liorso slue*
lug se c, it -. Satisfaction guaran
>d; C. 'i'. Whttten.
Wanted You to list your prbporly
with mo tor sale; or if you want to
buy lei me know your wants. Will
sell or buy for you i. N\ Leak, the
[teal Instate man, tin y Court S. C.
For Sale -spi.ndid harness horse,
six years old. Mahogany bay. large,
sound stylish and fast. Apply to Dr.
W. il. Dial. Lour ens, S. C. 32-tf
Per Sale- a splendid Cow, fresh in
milk. Write or call on g. il. Flnley.
Maddens. S. C. 32-lt
For Kent?Two rooms over store,
with water and sewerage connections.
II. Sullivan.'Laurens, s. c. 82-tf
Por Side Two fine young Mules,
six ;ears old, straight and a!', right,
and in good condition. .1. 11. Sullivan.
Laurens, S. C. 32-11
Muslr Wltmark's, Sterns' Havl
Innd's, Harris', Snyder's, Mills', Ed
wards', York's, and other well known
publishers' music will be displayed in
my store. Orders taken for any spec
ial numbers. R. IV. Willis. Laurens.
S. C. 32-lt
Take no'ice that on the ;;rd day of
April. 1909, 1 will render a final
account of my acts and doings as ad
ministrator of the estate of W. M.
Gambrcll, deceasod, in the office of
the Judge of Probate of Laurens
county, at tl o'clock, a. in., and on
the same day will apply lor a Anal
discharge from my trust as udmin
All persons Indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make? pay
ment on that dale; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barred.
W. Li, COOPER,
March 2. lfiOO?1 mo.
The largest and best line of every
thing you may want for your kitchen
in Agate, Dine. Orey and Tinware at
money saving prices.
S. M. ?fc f.. II. -Wllkes & Co.
Whal is Worse Than a Falsehood)
Some unscrupulous person Is circu
lating an untruth about the MeCord
Studio. We have hail many of our
patrons and friends ask if we were
going to tdose tin? Studio. Some have
told us that they heard that we had
gono out of the photo business. Now
listen. We have never before had
aught to say about anyone nor to de
fend our business, in fact we do not
really think it necessary now, but we
cannot lolcrato such untruthful state
ments, and WO would have our friends
and palI'OUS understand that we are
in the Photo business to stay, and at
the same old location, over the Bank
of Laurens. Our business has been
larger the past few months than over
before, and from the highest ( lass of
patrons. We are glad to say that in
tiie city of Laurens, Where seeing i.;
believing, our old time patrons are
our continued esteemed friends.
Very ReSpeCI fully.
Ttie McCord Studio.
I) ?nt take (-'.p.- worn for it, B
n (tout take our competitors j?
|l say so about the iilnttef but H
? come to out .stove yourself gj
9 at; 1 sec what we offer and H
$ get our prices and We arc j+
9 sure to make you out eusto- j;
jfi '.:k.\ (>ut cxji'vT.scs ate li#M, h
?jj We sell for cask only and |
S seil only llie besi goods. See
us Wilcil yoti want groceries.
VVe still sell ? lbs Sugar
c.ikos of Octagon
S >a;> fof
^',>>> can of 'Ponia'.oes jt>c
4 slbs '-.m of Tomatoes 8?
?V Best Sugar cured Hams :.; ? ?
\ thpbest Coffee is 15,
:: \ .ntd 33c
aJ ? V V ??> r t.i v 'iii't'J I'
The CajIi Grocer
k Door1.) Palmetto Dank.
I Good Advice
Do nothing to foster and encourage speculation, dive
facilities only to legitimate and prudent transactions. Dis
tribute your loans rather than concentrate them in a few
hands. Pursue a straightforward, upwright, legitimate
banking business. Treat your customers liberally, bearing- in
mind that the baric prosper; as its customers prosper."
The above Is a portion of an address delivered in 1863 to
National Banka by Hon. Hugh McCultoch, the first Comptroller
of the Currency.
The ndvict! Is still sound. This bank has adopted it as a creed,
and has followed it conscientiously for years.
We jolicit your account on the basis of sound banking.
The Bank for Your Savings.
Kcal L'stute Offerings.
?!:> acres land nonr Qwlnga Stntloi
bounded by land of .lohn .lones and:
Tom Srnmlett with dwelling and oiu ?
buildings price ?35.00 per acre.
inn acres land near Lauford Slat
ion bounded by lands of Duff Patter
son, James Putersou and others will,
dwelling and Tenant houses Price i
$35.00 per a< re.
29 acres land near the incorporated i
limits of the Town of fountain Inn
bounded by lands of Hobt. Taylor. T.
i:. Nelson, .lim Adams and others:
dwellings and out buildings. Price
$75.00 per acre.
.1. \. Lenk, (4raj Court, s. ('.
lie . are to see our line of Ar; i
Squares and Huns in different de
signs, colors and si/.i s. made of the
best quality of material and at
prices that will be money saved for
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Von Will Never have it As Long As
Von Have Dyspepsia.
.lust as long as you have dyspepsia
your food will no: properly digest, and
the nutritious elements in the food
will not be extracted or absorbed,
and impoverished or watery blood
This condition may not be appar
ent at first, but it will tome just as
si re as the sun will rise again.
Any stomach ailment. 1110111(1111!'; all
forms of indigestion, can be promptly
cured by using Mi-o-na tablets, a
scientific treatment unsurpassed.
it stops fermentation, belching of
gas and taste of sour food almost at
The mighty power of Mi-o-na to
Invigorate and restore the stomach
to perfect condition is known every
Mi-O-na cures by building up?by
banishing the cause. For thin people
it is great Mesh builder, because the
stomach to give more and purer nu
trition to the blood. it cures sen
and car sickness and vomiting ot
pregnancy almost immediately. Lau
ren's Drug Co. sells Mi-o-na for ."id
coats a large box, and gunranteos it
to eure or money back.
CURES CATARRH, ASTHMA,
Bronchitis, Croup, Coughs and Colds, or
money br\ck. Sold and guaranteed by
1.At bl.NN lull t. I w.t.iM.> l.
our stock of Picture famines and
mouldings is ?' treat t<> those who
ndtuire t).i:v;s of be ittly.
brailles for every stj!(.: of pi?
l in 9 ;:ic in this assortment.
Krames for Photos, Photograv
ures, Migravitujs, Ktchiii^s, Wal?
er Colors, Pastels and I >:U.
The price is one of their al
j tractive features,
NOTH'12 OK lUUDUE LKTTIMJ.
Nn)i<-> Is hereby given thai County
Commissioners of lite counties of Lau
rens and Greenwood, S. C, will recolv
seal ! bids to be hied with T. c. Bur
nett, County Supervisor, at Greenwood,
S. c. until 9:30 o'clock, a. m.. on Tue ?
day, March 23rd, 1009, for building th
following j-'int bridges, to wit:
A stcci Bridge over Saluda Blver on
the road from Cross Hill to Ninety Si.\.
S. C? bettor Known as "Watts Bridge.
Also, a Bridge over the same stream
at a point near the town of Hodges. S
c.. hotter known as "Smith's Bridge."
Regular bids will he for furnishing
material and erection of Bridge com
plete; irregular bids, * however, for
either t ie material or the erection sep
arately will he considered, Bids t<
!)?? accompanied by certified Check fot
s.'i n.no as guarantee that bidder will
if successful, execute written contract
and bond in sum of one-half the con
tract price within ten days. Work to
he completed within months.
Plans and specifications will he on
tile at the Supervisor's Office of each
county ten days prior to letting. Bid
will he opened at the nbovod named
date, at OfllCO of County Supervisor.
Greenwood, s. c. and contract will be
awarded to the lowest responsible bid
der. The right is reserved to reject
any or all bids.
H. P. HUMBERT,
County Supervisor I.. C.
March I. 1909. It'J-ot
^ome Bargains in
Une nousc and lot in Sullivan St.,
good S'X room house and the lot alone
containing about one acre is almost
worth the money. Price $1,600.00.
A nice cottage on Garlington Street.
Some nice building lots on the odg-o
of town, six acres for only $1,000.00
Some bargains in nice building lots
and small farms, suitable for true!:
farms, just beyond the Watts Mill, see
as about these.
\\ e also have some nice tnrms on our
list. See us if you want to buy or seil
H. A. Me!.Kon, M;_:r. Peal Estate
Ofllco in Totltl Building.
On Partial Payments.
I A small amount, down arid ii little each
loot;I'u will .-non
I Buy a Diamond
'.'on will have it paid for before you
know it, and with I ho money you
WOUld have thrown away.
'on know Hie quality arid the weight
of the Diamond you buy from us.
Wo soli the best and at n a
Bonatdy low pi ices.