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.1. T. Johnson Recovered.
Washington. Representative John
son appeared in his seat Monday after
having been absent for several weeks,
tie has been seriously ill at his home
in Spartnnburg, but returns now much
improved, ami with the feeling that
he is all right.
Longfellow, Tennyson and
We thank you for your
patronage during the year
1909, and solicit a share of
your business for the year
All toys and goods left
from Christmas marked
Dr. B. F. Posey
I.aureus. South Carolina
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Red May and
Rice Meal and
Wheat Bran for
ver Skin and
Laarens, S. C.
MAY BE MORTGAGED
Repeal of Lien Law Has
COMMON LAW RIGHTS
Kcpenl of Licit Luv? Will lluvc No EN
feet On Mortgaging Crops Such
Is Hcncral Opinion..
What effect is the repeal <?t' the lien
law to have oa tho farmers who are
accustomed to giving liens In order
to secure supplies for the year, is a
question that has been and is being
asked on every hand. And. what can
the farmer do. since he cannot give a
lien, in order to buy his supplies?
These matters have engrossed the at
tention of farmers, merchants and
lawyers, all of whom are desirous of
obeying the law, but of providing
means for the relief of the farmer.
Many inquiries have come to The
Advertiser as to the effect of the re
peal and as to the validity of mort
gaging a crop before ll Is growing.
Basing answers on law and the opinion
of the 1)0*1 lawyers, the replies have
been thai the only effect is a change
of name. It was once a lien, now it
Is a mortgage; and, the crop may be
mortgaged before it is even planted.
The lien law. that has been in vogue
in this state lor sonn? years, was mere
ly a creature of statute; the mortgage
is based on be c unr-.on la ? ; Hiev are
entirely 'nd^pc.'ld V'.t of each other,
and the repeal of the lien law without
taking away the rlgnt la n.oi 11: ago
has no effect. The practice., inder
the lien law were ineolv a Stilt.lory
right ; the giving of a mortgage undei
the common law is an inherent right.
(iiving a mortgage on an implanted
crop is somewhat similar to mortgag
ing a mare and her increase, although
the increase be not mentioned in the
agreement. This doctrine has been
upheld by the supreme court, as indi
cated in the following:
"Verbal promise to give a mortgage
on certain .battles to secure the pay
ment of a lebt, impresses such prop
erty with an equitable lien., Such
equitable mortga^" may be created by
parole agreement on crops to be raised
and attaches as soon as they are in
esse, but such an agreement to execute
an agricultural lien Is not an equitable
The only difference now is that the
mortgage which is being taken on
crops is a better security, and easier
of enforcement. So far as cutting off
this basis of credit I giving a lien) the
repeal of the law is a dead letter. Mort
gages are being given every day. and
the farmers are securing supplies
practically in the same old way.
As a matter of fact, the custom in
Laurens county, even under the lien
law. was about the same that it will
hereafter l.e; namely, that of foreclos
ing under the mortgage clause. Mer
chants took a lien-mortgage, ami if
compelled to foreclose, did not carry
tie- matter through the courts, under
the lien, but effected settlement under1
the mortgage, t ??? difference mow is
that the IllOi ltfA<Vj UiUSt be given only
in the year that the crop is to be plant
ed; for example, no mortgages can
be given next December on the 1011
crop, as none were given last Decem
ber on this year's crop.
CASH IN ADVANCE
WATCH YOUR LABEL!
('ash lit AdvflhCO System Meets With
Approval |? The County?Words
"I approve of your cash in advance
plan; enclosed you will And $1.00 on
my subscription. 1 hope you will
exert yourself to continue to give us
a good paper and am sure the system
will work well and be approved every
where" were the words conveyed to
The Advertiser this week by a long
time subscriber and friend.
And that is the point: if The Adver
tiser continues to "make good" the
people will co-operate with it to make
the cash in advance plan an unquali
fied success. It should become a bet
ter paper from now on: and It will.
Business win be business; all sub
scriptions will ho strictly cash In ad
vance; no favors will be granted; all |
are treated exactly alike No oft?
need ask that his subscription be al
lowed to "run over." It's the system
and the management has decided to
stick to the rule.
As announced two Weeks ago. the
plan went into effect on last Saturday.
A great many good friends and sub
scribers allowed the time to slip up
on them and did no renew in time;
of course their names had to come off
the lbst. Hut even since Saturday
there have been numbers and num
bers who have sent In their renewals
end of course their names have been
re-entered on the lists. There will
be still more who will allow the time
to slip up on them and thin will con
tinue until everybody becomes accus
tomed to the habit, and then every
thing will work as smoothly as old
number 31 (with due npollgles to Capt.
Smyth for ?dlous (?) comparisons.)
Now there are quite a number of'
subscriptions that expire about the '
first of February. Let these patrons
keep (be fact in mind; le? them exam
ine tbe date on the tabel. und renew
before the time is out.
Some mistakes are bound to be !
made. In a lis( as large as that car-,
l ied by Tbe Advertiser it is impossible
not to make some errors. All that
the management asks is that when
diese errors do occur the people let
them know at once and (be thing will
The cash in advance system! It
has been put in operation: let every
friend of the paper help make i; a go.
This Is Lee's birthday.
Today, Wednesday January 19th. is
the anniversary of the birth of Rob
erl Kdward Leo, the greatest general
tbe Culled Statos has ever produced..
Tl.vent will be appropriately cele
brated in the schools throughout (he
county. This afternoon, the local
chapter, Daughters of (he Confeder-'
acy, will hold a memorial meeting.
Dr. Brown's Lecture Good.
The lecture by Dr. Milton W. Brown
on Monday evening at (he city grad
ed school auditorium was decidedly
the best number, so far, in (he school
lyceuni course. The subject, "The
Superfluous Man" was dealt with in
a most entertaining and instructive
way. (he speaker proving himself
thoroughly capable of handling it in
both a scholarly and pleasing manner.
The audience was rather small, which
was noted by a few pleasantries on
die part of Dr. Brown.
The books of the County Treasurer
will be open for the collection of State,
County and Commutation Road Taxes
for fiscal year, 1909, at (be Treasurer's
ofllco from October 15th to December
31st, 1909. After December :51st, one
per cent will be added. After Janu
ary :51st, two per cent, will be added,
and after February 28th, seven per
cent, will be added till the 15th day of
March, 1910, when the books will be
All persons owning property in more
than one township ar? -equested to
call for receipts in each i the several
townships in which the property is lo
cated. This is important, as addition
al cost and penalty may be attached.
All able-bodied male citizens be
tween 'he ages of 21 and 00 years of
age are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00,
except old soldiers, who are exempt
at fifty years of age. Commutation
Road Tax $1.00 in lieu of road duty.
Road Tax to be paid by the 1st day
of March, 1910. Other taxes to be | (
pain at the time stated above.
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their taxes through
the mail by check, money-order, etc.
Persons sending in lis(s of names '
to be taken off are requested to send ]
them early, and give the township of I
each, as the treasurer is very busy
during the month of December.
The tnx levy is as follows:
State TttX . f,Vi Mills
Ordinary County Tax .... 3% Mills
Special Railroad Tax _ 1 Mills I
Road Tax . 3 Mills I <
Constitutional School Tax. 3 Mills
Total . 15V6 Mills
SIMM I IL SCHOOLS.
Lnurens Toonship, .
Lau i ons No. 11 . f. Mills '
Trinity Ridge No. 1 . I Mills
Maddens No. 2 . 2 Mills
Narnlo No. 3 . 2 Mills
Bailey's No. ? . 2 Mills
Mills No. f> . 2 Mills
Oak Crove No. 0 . 2 Mills
Youngs Torr nship.
Youngs' NO. 2 . 3 Mills
Fountain Inn No. 3b .10 Mills
I.an ford No. 10 . 2% Mills
Ora No. 12 . 2 Mills
Oreen Pond No. 1 . 3 Mills
Shlloh No. 3 . 2 Mills
Crav Cotirt-OwlngS No. 5 _ 2 Mills
Rarksdale No. 6 . 2 Mills
Dials Church No. 7 . 2 Mills
Princeton No. 1 . 3 Mills
No. 3 . 2 Mills
No. 4 . I Mills
No. r, . 4 Mills
Tumbling Shoals N<rT 0 _ I!1:. Mills
Brewerton No. 7 . 3 Mills
Sullivan Township Railroad
Bond . 4 Mills
Waterloo To unship.
Waterloo No. II . 3 Mills
M(. Callagher No. 1 .3 Mills
Bethlehem No. 2 . 2 Mills
Kkom No. 3 . 2 Mills
No. 4 . 2 Mills
No. 5 . 3 Mills
Mt. Pleasant No. 6 .2 Mills
Mt. Olive No. 7. 4 Mills
Cross Hill Township.
Cross Hill No. 13. 6 Mills
Cross Hill No. 1 . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. 2 . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. 4 . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. r? . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. 6 . 2 Mills
Mountvllle No. 10 . 4% Mills
Hunter No. 2 . 2 Mills
Hunter No. 3 . 2 Mills
Clinton No. r> . 3 Mills
Lanford No. 10 . 2\'2 Mills
Ora No. 12 . 2 Mills
J. D. MOCK.
October 1, 1909.
Wait for the
Red Iron Racket Big Sale
Saturday Feb. 5th
Get yourself ready for the Big Red Hot Sale
J. C. Burns & Co.
5 Cut Price Stores. Laurens, Greenwood, Spartanburg. Anderson, S. C.
| SPECIAL THIS WEEK "
% I p
VALUE IN WHITE GOODS
We have just received a big
lot of the newest things in White
Goods for Waistings, Dresses
at 10c, 15c, 20c, 25cts per yard.
Extra special, 2,000 yards of
short longths, 40-inch Lawns
worth lOcLs per yard at special
Red Tag price 5cts
One lot of best 36-inch Per
cals worth 12.'.cts, Red Tag price
The choice of any Ladies'
^aStUit in ..the $10.00
One is worth $25.00
One is worth $22.50
One is worth S20.00
Take your choice for $10.00
AT RED TAG PRICE
Remember now is the time
to buy that suit at a big saving:
$25.00 .Suits, Red Tag Sale
One lot corded Madras for
sheets, worth 12icts, Red Tag
price, per yard,. 10c
New lot Ladies' Muslin Un
derwear, including Gowns, Corset
Covers, Pants, at special Red Tag
A Few Wool Blankets to Close Out!
J. E. MINTER & BRO. %