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TO BETTER PROTECT
OUR CITY PROPERTY
lasnrawc* Com miss loner MoMiister
Sends Letter to City Authorities
State Insurance (lornmissioner K .11.
McMasfer has sent out to all munici
pal .ovthorities a circular letter in
Which it Is advised that a regular
building code be adopted, that careful
Inspection of all property be made at
regular Intervals, removing all com
bu>-3.lble materials, and that the au
thorities see that only such buildings
us conform to the code be allowed
built. Mayor Habb of tins city has
i eceived the letter and the council will
doubtless take the matter up at some
The letter is as follows:
"In the hope of reducing the fire
Waste in this state I call to your at
tention section i of the act of r.MU
Which gives the chief of the lire de
partment, or chief of police, <>r In
tendant, where there Is no chief of
the hro department, the right to make
?examination of all buildings and prem
ises within their several jurisdictions,
tat reasonable hours, and 'whenever
any of said officers shall find in any
building or upon any premises com
bustible material or Inflammable con
ditions, dangerous to the safety of
such 'building or premises, they shall
>I\\er the same to be removed or rem
edied", A like power is conferred
upon the Insurance commissioner, as i
?the successor of the comptroller gen
oral, or his deputy, to act in a like 1
"it Is the desire of this department
i " H t in co-Operation With the muni
cipal authorities of the State, and to
rentier such assistance as is within
its power in such matters. In order
that tho assistance which this depart-'
men! is able to give, may not be over
estimated, it 's proper to say that the
Only fund at the disposal of the de
partment for this purpose amounts
to abo.nl si."en a year, derived from a
t,:x on lire insurance coin pill) los. This
fund must be used primarily for the
Investigation of Incendiary tires. The
?l<(piily of the department may aid in
i in- Inspection of buildings, only when
lie Is not employed in investigating
^opposed Incendiary llros.
"lb nee the appeal is made to the
municipal authorities to have made
periodic examinations of all buildings
and premises within their jurisdiction
to discover 'combustible material, or
Inflammable conditions' ami to have
Ith??*.? evils corrected. The suggestion
is made that a house to house exam
ination be made at least once each
"This matter is of stub great Im
\porXn?C6 that I should he glad to give
alt sud within my power, to furnish
informmhvn concerning building codes
Or tire protection means. All requests
for information or correspondence
will be gladly answered,
"I believe the following to be ax
? (]) The destruction of property
by lire is a loss of wealth to the world. |
and especially to the community in
which it happens.
"(2) Property destroyed by fire, if
insured and replaced by insurance
money. Is paid for by the other in- |
.sored member., of the community
througli their Insurance premiums.
Insurance companies merely ncl as'
rtho clearing houses for the collection
and distribution of fire losses, ami so
far as they are able they nt tern pi to!
make erteil Community pay for its own
Mro losses througli the rates charged
:'i v lire InsnninCe. in cases of great
conflagrations, ns Itnltlmoio, San'
v ranclsco, and Chelsea, the whole
country i-< laid under contribution, j
ti n as a general ruh- each community j
1ms its lire Insurance fates Um d by
its lire losSOs.
"<::i Careful property Owners 1
.-mould not be subject to loss either
hv direct d" -11 net Ibll fil (heir proper
ly, or by being laid under contribu
tion to repair the losses of their ear. -
Jess or criminal neighbors.
"Therefore the meat need for the
municipal authorities to take steps lo
prevent lire los.-, it preserves Wealth
and money in liie pockets of those
who take care of their own property.
An ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure. The rOWOvftl of com
lutstlbto inn l Tint, or cor reel ion of In
MaiKinable conditions, may save thous
at.ds of dollars, or may prevent the
loss of life or limb of firemen who at
tempt to put o ;t the fire after It has
"With due respect I SUggOSt:
"Ml The adoption of a building
Code by each municipality.
"(2) The careful Inspection of all
bulldinge it: process of construction
lo see that they conform Lo the build
"(3) The quarterly Inspection of
iill buildings and premises (whether
a building COdS Is adopted or not) to
:-see thrtl combustible material 1? re
vived, or Inflammable conditions are
Herman soil fee.ds nine-tenths of
A cubic foot of gold weighs 1210
pounds; silver 05G.
THE CITY SCHOOL IIUILDIXG. .
Visitors Here Last Week Praise the
Lust Tuesday morning, with the
speakers from the educational rally,
was Mr. W. VV. Dull, representing the
Columbia State. On Wednesday, ap
peared the following dispatch from
him to The State:
"At 10 o'clock this morning, the
hour for the beginning of the educa
tional rally, the rain was falling
steadily with abundant signs that it
would continue to fall. Consequent
ly, County Superintendent Pitts, after
consultation with others interested,
resolved to postpone the rally and
August L'."? was fixed as the day for
"President Mitchell of the Cnlversl
ty of South Carolina. Superintendent
Swenrlngen and Mr. .lohn I). ('apple
innn of Charleston, who were here to
spcnk, visited the new school build
ing of 1.aureus this morning, where
the rally was to be held, and thorough
ly inspected p. pronouncing it a
most excellent building and rallying
point. The building is at the top of
a high bill on a principal street. 300
yards from the county court house,
the school park Including nine acres
'I.aureus people observe in their
confident way that the building and
the site are the most superior ever
ami none of the educational ralliers
today had the temerity to withhold
assents to a proposition that is quite
self-evident in I.aureus. Anyway,
the school hou-e is creditable to
I.aureus, as it would be to any city
in Seuth Carolina of treble the size
lit' any such there bei and it lias
'sanitary drinking fountains' in the
??on idors which spout perpendicular
ly limpid prohibition arguments
whenever .vou turn a little wheel.
That is because Mr. Pealherstone Is
one of the hoard of trustees. More
over the class room** have green
blackboards, whereby the nature of
a paradox Is Impressed upon the
plastic mind of youth, and upon these
dust less chalk Is used. The one
objection that educational millers
lind to coining to 1.aureus is that ii
ten Is to bedim the recollections of
the magnitude of Spnrtanburg."
ite?..ll> at Cold Meel.
"Your only hope." said three doc
tors to Mrs. M. F.. Fisher, Detroit.
Mich., suffering from severe rectal
trouble, lies in an operation: then I
used Dr. King's New Life Pills," she
writes, "till wholly cured." They
pi event Appendicitis, cure Constipa
tion, Headache. 25c at the I,aureus
Drug Co. and the PalmetttO Drug Co
Two $.">0 gold pieces, struck at the
United States mint at Philadelphia,
in l>i77. have been bought by William
H. Woodin. a wealthy collector, who
paid the record price of $20,000.
Granulated Sore Eyes.
"For twenty years I suffered from
a bad case of granulated sore eyes,
says Martin Moyd of Henrietta, Ky.
"In February, 1903, a gentleman asked
me to try Chamberlain's Salve. i
bought one box and used about two
thirds of it and my eyes have not
given me any trouble Since." This
salve is for sale by the Laurens Drug
The total trade of Canada with
France in 1908 shows a value of $I2\
000.000, which is $1,374,748 less than
Canada's trade with Germany.
Intense Colicky lhiios Helloed.
"For some years I suffered from
intense colicky pains which would
come on at times and from which I
could lind no relief." says I. S. Mason,
of Heaver Dam. Ky. "Chamberlain'.
Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy was recommended to tn ? by n
friend. After taking a few doses of
the remedy I Was entirely relieved.
That was four years ago ami there
has been no return of the symptoms
since itint time." This remedy Is for
sale le the Laurens Drug Co.
CHARLESTOM AND WESTERN CARO
\rri\al ami Departure ot rrains, l aureus,
KFFFCTIVK APRIL I. 191 5.
WEST not \;>.
No. 1. Leave AugUsta
No. 1. I .cave Laurens ....
No. I, Arrive Spartanl urg
No. ."). Leave Greenwood..
No. .">. Leave Laurens.
No. a. Arrive Spnrtanburg
No. .">::. Leave Greenville...
NO, 63. Arrive Laniers..
No.*8?, Leave Greenville ..
No.*80, Arrive Laurens...,
No. j. Leave Spnrtanburg .
No. 2. Leave Laurens.
No. 2. Arrive Augusta.
No. I>. Leave Spartanburg .
No. <I. Leave Laurens.
No. G. Arrive Greenwood . .
No.'ST. Leave Laurens. h:10 a m
No."87. Arrive Greenviiie. . ,,10:20 a m
No. 52. Leave Laurens. 2:38 p m
No. 52. Arrive Greenvil'.e_ 4:00 p m
Trains*88 and *H7 daily except Sunday,
^ Tri-weekly through Pullman Parlor
Car service between Augusta and
AshevIUe on trains Nos. I and 2;
North bound, Tuesdays, Saturdays;
Southbound. Mondays, Wednesdays
C. H. 0ASQUF3, Agmt,
Laurens, H. C.
0. T. IJRYAN. Gen. Agt..
Greenville, S. C.
A. W. ANDHItSON. Gen Supt..
BRNEST WILLIAMS, G. P. A .
.. J J p m
.. I ;< ?5 p in
. . ''>?"?' a m
.. 7:65 a tn
.. 0.80 a m
.. 12:20 p m
.. 1: t "> p m
. . I :'?' '> f> rn
. . 6:25 p fh
.. 12:20 p m
.. 2.-2 p m
.. 6:15 p m
.. 5:00 p m
.. (>::>"> p m
.. 7:60 p m
A LIBERAL OFFER.
We are established right here where you
live. Now, it stands to reason we wou'I
not dare make the claim that Rexall "9JM
H-iir Tonic will cure dandruff, grow hair
and prevent baldness, except w<$ are posi
tive it will do so. We ask you to try this
remedy en our guarantee. Your money
back if not satisfied. Two sues, 50c. and
Laurens Drug Co., Laurons. s. C.
THREE LARGE FAMILIES.
Olio of Which Formerly Lived Be
tween Newberry and Lnurens.
The Scrap Hook for August. 1908,
contains a very Interesting article ?
too lengthy for our columns?under
the caption, "Who Was the Greatest
Mother".' We make room for two
short paragraphs, following:
"The extreme limit of size for mod
ern American families seems to have
been closely approximated, if not
unite reached, by Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Hoyd, of Oklahoma, to whom the
twentieth child was born on February
2. 1908. But the registry of births
in the Cnited States is so incomplete
as to be practically worthless. So.
there may well be larger families of
which no records are available.
"Two families, less in size than the
Boyd family, but more famous, are
those of former Mayor Edward P.
Dunne, of Chicago, and Dr. William
H. Folk, quarantine officer of the port
of Georgetown, South Carolina. i>r.
Folk and his wife are the parents of
fourteen children, all Of whom are
alive, well and happy".
|}r. Folk is a Newberrlnn. and for
years lived at his home at .lalapa.
on the old Newberry and Laut'ettS
W hai Is liest for liidhresilnn.'
Mr. A. Robinson of Drumquin, On
tario, lias I.u troubled for years
with Indigestion, and recommends
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets as "the best medicine I ever
used.*' If troubled with indigestion
or constipation give them li trial.
They are certain to prove benellctal.
Tiny are easy to take and pleasant
in effect. Price. '-'?"? cents. Samples
free at l.aiirens Dl'Ug Co.
Tnko notice (bill on the -Mb day of
August. 1909. I will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate of L. S. Aber
Crombie. deceased, in the office of the
.llldge of Probate of Laurens county,
at I I o'clock, a. m.. and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trust as Administrator
All persona indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay.
men I on that date; ami al' persons
having claims against said estate will
oresent them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barred.
I., l''. Abercromble,
July 28. 1909.- >
To the superior quality of the
anil arc buy tug; them freely, the
attractive ppices we are making
with prompt delivery of our
wore i> enough to make competi
tion wake tip.
Bee our specials at 85c-, 51.00,
&2.?O, $3.00 and $3.50 p>; dozen,
they speak for themselves,
" The Photograph Man"
Take notice that on the 30th .day of
August, 1909, I will render a final ac
count of ray acts and doings aa Ad
ministrator of the estate of Bluford
Simpson, deceased. In the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens county,
at 11 o'clock, a. in., and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trust as Administrator.
All persons indebted to said estate
are uotified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before that date,
duly proven, or be forever barred.
.1. s. Winebrenner,
. July 28. 1909 ?1 mo.
CREAT POPULARITY CONTEST
(Only one of these may l>? ca^t for a
of The Eye
When an eye is said to be as
tigmatic, the meaning isthat the
eye has a double focus. Tins
annoyd the brain and the eye
will strain unconsciously to bring
about a clear focus. Tins strain
usually causes headaches. As
tigmatism is usually congenital
or so at birth it is remedied by
wearing glasses ground from
the segment of a cylinder; these
glasses, if rightly made bring
images to a focus on the retina
and this relieves all strain.
Children as well as adults suffer
from astigmatism. I am pre
pared to correct all common or
complicated errors of sight. My
examinations are free.
Room :*> am' 4 Enterprise B'ld'g.
Office days. Friday and Saturday
Dr. E. J. lnman
Laurens, S. C.
To exchange a brand new
Adam Schoof Piano, guar
anteed for ten years, for a
good road Horse; must be
young, gentle and sound.
For further particulars apply
Dr. F. J. I NM AN
Bntcrpfise r>.ink Building
Laurens, South Carolina
ff HE BLACKSTON ^SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
EUtablithed lo ISM. Tho aim of the nchool Ii clearly ??*t forth by it*
"ThortHiarh instruction und? r i ? ?ti*.-:/ Chriatian Influoncoa at the lowest
< >H. Thoobioct haa l>"on o fully MITwd <>i - that a* a
Itli to-day. with itf furul v of J?. it* boirdinir patronage of 300, and 1U
building ar > wound*, wo: h $140,000 w
'fhoohool waar?tabll*h*d by th? Motho':?t t'huroh. rot to n >'. ? money, but to furnlah
? ;.! i ?? where tfirla 0*n Ixi nlven thoroiiRh tr. ininir in body, mind, and h>'urt at
THZ LEADING TRAINING SCI OOL FOR GIR1.3 IN ViRGINI A.
pay<* n'l ehiirfren ttr theyoar. in.dndinfr tha tahb> board, room. Ii <>?.?.?. ?t?<am
h?-it. laundry, r-rdicnl at'enti >?). ph. ncal ridtur?, and tuition in nil aqbjeeU
except mnriic and <?I x uti.in. / pply for catalogue and application blank rO
RCV. JAM"3 CAN SON. JS.. M. A., Principal, BUclutooo. V
Postum, Post toasties
Grape nuts, Oat flakes
in air tight tin can,
Pigs, Seedless Raisins,
and cleanen Currants,
California Lemon cling
and yellow free stone
peaches, Canned Peas,
Fresh and domestic
Sardines, Cheese, Hulk
and Bottled Tickles
Snow Flake and Pack
age Crackers, Fresh
Vegetables from the
Coast and all the sea
sonable dainties, qual
ity and prices right.
Laurens, S. C.
ANCIENT AND MODERN
bathroom plumbing is not to be com
pared. If the cost has prevented you
from replacing your old closed, germ
breeding plumbing by a modern bath
room come have a talk with us.
MODERN PLUMBING COSTS
a little more at first than the old style,
but better health and fewer doctors'
bills make up for the difference, The
cost isn't so much greater either. Ge
our figures. They'll prove it.
DoaK ? McKechnie
South Harper Street
Phone 292 Laurens, S. C.
Returns From Real Estate
depends upon the wisdom shown in
buying it. Money can be lost on prop
erty as well as made. So when you
want to invest consult those who can
give you valuable information.
Why Risk Loss
When Our Advice
insures you a profit? We know prop
erty values and prospects thoroughly,
and will be glad to give you the bene
fit of our knowledge and experience in
any deal you may contemplate.
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
D. E. Duyler
It's Pure?Abso 1 ute 1 y?it
tells with the first spoonful
you taste of the efforts we
put forth to make it the
synonym of unexcelled and
unapproached g< lodness.
IPs rich?with the richness
of pur.1 cream from a reg
istered Holstein Dairy and
the making is ideal i:i every
detail. Ice Cream served
any flavsr ioc.
Have you trsed it?
A Word to the Parents of Laurens County
Do von desire a liberal education for your boy? If 80 can you send him to a
better place than ERSKINE COLLEGE, Due Weat, S. C. ? You know the
good reputation of Due West. ERSKINE COLLEGE lias been a neighbor to
you for more than TO years. It offers the opportunity for liberal culture at a
reasonable coat, Free tuition in VVylie Home for girls, for illustrated catalogue,
J. S. MOFFATT. Due West. S. C.
?i Misses Drop Stitch f
1 HOSIERY %
The 15c quality this week *
at 10c a pair, colors Pink Blue ?
1 ? and White. ?
? Many have taken advan- Ji
ij tage in the reduction of summer &
?5 goods The cut prices will con- I?
?2 tinue during this w eek an oppor- &
^ tunity to secure a nice dress at ?
a small cost at, *
JW. G. WILSON & COMPANY |
*m Laurens, S. C: \if
Littleton Female College
#Ve of the most, successful and best equipped boarding schools in the
South with hot water heat, electric lights and other improvements.
2stb annual session wdl begin Sept. 15, 1909. For catalogue address
J. M. RHODES. President. Littleton. N. C.