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very lowest prices. No
photographer can do
more nor offer any
more special inducement
has always done.
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Change as w.cll as other
styles. If you want up
to date Jewelry, you can
be sure of getting the
very latest and most cor
rect thing here. What
ever you buy, you can feel
sure that you are right,
i ?r if yon have anything
that needs to be altered,
repaired, or reset, bring it
to us. We'll do the work
well, and charge you but
a moderate price.
Now is the time to
buy School Books, Pen
cils, Inks, Tablets, Spon
ges, Slates, Rules, Copy
Books and Drawing
A full line of state
adopted books always
Buy your School needs
I Dr, Posey's Drug
Hoard of Registration.
Tho board of registration meets on
the first Monday in each month. Ail
who desire registration certificates
must come before the board on that
day. J. Pat ('a Id well,
the torrent system.
Mr Wilton H. Earle who was re
?ently elected to the House of Repre
sentatives from Greenyillo county,
was interviewed yesterday by a re
porter for The News, and had the
following to say with reference to
the Torrent* System of land registra
tion. Which ho advocated upon the
stamp throughout the county.
Our American system. WUB suggest
ed by the statute of enrollments at
the time of Henry VIII. The Amer
ican idea is to place a record of title
in a public ofllco within tin; reach
of everyone. The idea permeating the
system is. i?' the record title is cor
rect, everything is all right'. Hut
the record is simply a copy of an or
iginal instrument. When an individ
ual desires to purchase real proper
ty, It is necessary for him to go to j
nn attorney, and have the title ex
amined. The attorney charges a
fee. which to a considerable extent
is proportionate to the value of the
land. .lust as often as the land Is
sold each new purchaser must have
the title examined by an attorney,
ami there Is this constant attorney's
fee upon the land: and if a parti
cular piece of property is transferred
very often, the aggregate attorney's
fee is considerable, and aller the title
is examined, and is pronounced cor
rect, there Is a great chance that
there is some defect. The abstract
that an attorney should make should
contain pan nts from the government,
deeds and mortgages, private pro
ceedings ami judicial proceedings re
lating to the properly, like petition
suits, petitions to quiet title, all no
tices of liens, execution sales, Iis pen- .
ileus, mechanics liens, and notices of
special assessments, a great many
defects might lie on the title to prop
erly, anil yet the record is correct.
For instance the recording of a forg
ed Instrument has no effect upon the
title, and the innocent purchaser
lakes the risk of forgery, and the
record title certainly cannot show
this. The records do not disclose the
infancy of the grantor, nor whether
the grantor In the conveyance was
or was not of unsound mind. A good
record title may he defeated because ?
one of the grantors was an infant.
And the question of a subsequent
will having been made, may defeat
a good record title.
To remedy the very many defects
of the so-called American system sev
ernl of the mos progressive States
have adopted what is known as the
Torrens System of registration of land
titles. This system was introduced in
the South Australian Parliament in
IS.">7 by Sir Robert Torrens. and was
enacted into law. Massachusetts has
this system, so has Illinois. Minne
sota, California. Oregon. Colorado and
some other Stales. The system pro
vides for the registration of title ra
ther than the recording of instru
ments affecting title. Under this sys
tem title passes by the entry of the
transfer upon the official register
and not by the execution and deliv
ery of a deed. The system is very
simple in comparison with what we
now have. The two prime objects of
the system are: (It Certainty and
facility in the proof of title, ami CM
simplicity In dealing with lands af
ter the title is first proved. The
first way in which this is hoped to
be accomplished Is by the Issuance
of the certificate of title. This is an
instrument which authoritatively
shows on its face that the person
named therein has a specitled estate
In a specified piece of land. All
boundary disputes, it is hoped, will
be settled once for all. The first
step is to procure the issuance of this
important document called the certi. !
flcate of title. This is a new dncu
cent in the law of real property In
English speaking countries, No such
document has been known to the
English or American law of real
property until this system was adopt
ed. The proceedings to procure this
document is set in motion by an ap
plication. The applicant makes ap
plication by a sworn statement. The
first thing to be shown when the ap
plication j, made is to give notice
to those who may be Interested in
the land adversely to the applicant.
After the application, the true state
of the title Is reported to the court,
and'here Is a hearing upon this mat
ter, ami a decree. This decree Is a
very important thing. It Is hoped
by this decree to settle the important
matter of title to land once and for all
and make n conclusive. The court
orders that the title Is In a certain
man; It orders that it be entered on
the hooks, and that a duplicate of
what Is entered upon the )>ooks be
given to the man taking the title,
In Massachusetts this Is conclusive
against all the world after 30 days,
except In a few cases where one
year Is allowed, In Illinois, the de
cree Is conclusive only against those
who ore parties, and two years are
given to those who desire to present
If the decree Is conclusive, and if
th's certificate establishes the tltlo
Indefensibly In the person named,
then purchasers may regard this as
Conclusive and rely upon the simple
record of entry, indefensibly of title
Is aimed at under the Torrens sys
The next, important feature is the
subsequent transfer and dealing with
the land. This is one of the essen
tial characteristics of the winde sys
tem. The Torrens acts provide that
tin* obtaining of a decree of regis
tration and the entry of a certificate
of title shall he regarded as an agree
ment running with the hind. and.
binding upon the applicant, and all
his successors, and that the land
shall he and ever remain registered
land, and subject to the provisions of
the act. The land Is dealt with
thereafter as registered land. We
have an analogy to that in the trans
fer of stock in corporations. The
stock Is transferred upon the;
books of the company. The Certifi
cate is only evidence of the owner's
title. When title to stock Is transfer
red, the certificate is surrendered and
cancelled. In adherence to this prin
ciple, all dealings witli the land must
be upon the registry.
Another feature that exists in the
system is in regard to the transmis
sion of the property upon the death
of the owner, where it is transmitted
by operation of law. The hind vests
111 the devisees, or heirs. The dif
ficulty is removed by letting the prop
erty pass on the owner's death to his
executors or administrators to be
dealt with the same as personal
property. The act provides that up
on the death of the owner, the land
shall go to the personal representa
tives the same as the personal es
tate, and be subject to the same rules
of administration, except as other
wise provided by the act. The execu
tor or administrator shall file in the
court a certificate of heirship.
There is another characteristic fea
ture, and to many this seems to be
the chief characteristic, the insur
ance feature. Torrens suggested an '
insurance bom'. In Illinois, it is one
tenth of one per cent., and this is to
he used to indemnify those who there
after may prove their claims to be
good against the land.
The general principles of the sys
teni are as follows: (1) Public ex
amination of title; (2) registration
of title after this examination; (3)
the issuance of the certillcate of title
on eacli subsequent transfer; (5)
notice upon this certificate of any
matter affecting the title to the land;
(G) indemnity fund providing for loss.
Mr. Bearle says that men of experi
ence are in favor of changing in some
way our present system, and in the
recent canvass of the county for the ,
House of Representatives he advocat
ed the Torrens system, and the sy.;
tem lias been endorsed by the Far
mers' union of the State. Mr. Karle
will introduce a bill embracing the!
best, feature of the different acts of
the different States that have adopt
ed the Torrens act. at the next ses
sion of the legislature.?Greenville
ALMOST BEACHES Till: LIMIT.
South Carolina Has Borrowed $500,.
000 Since JailUlirj First.
Columbia, Sept. 10.?The stun of
$550,000 has been borrowed by the
state treasurer since the first of the
year to pay the necessary expenses
of the State government. This mon
ey has been secured in three loans
of $200,000, $200,000 and $1,500,000.
The several loans were made through
the Palmetto National bank, of this
Olty. At the last session of the
general assembly the State treasurer
was authorized to borrow the sum
of $(100.000. This was an Increase of
$100,000 over the amount borrowed
The statement was made at the
treasurer's office that it would not be
necessary to borrow any more money
for the present year. The first tax
money will be received by November
Your complexion as well as your
temper is rendered miserable by a dis
ordered liver. By taking Chamber'
Iain's Stomach and I.Ivor Tablets you
can Improve both. Sold by Laurent)
lion he Escaped.
Two Americans were disputing as to
which had experienced the greatest
cold in winter. Said one: "In the par!
of Iceland where 1 was last summer
the ground Is frozen so hard all the
year round that when they want to
bury a man they just sharpen his feet
and drive him In with a pile hammer."
The other replied: "Yes, I know that
place. Didn't stay there long -found
It not bracing enough for me. Went
on to a small town further north. The
hotel where I was staying caught fire.
My room was on the top story. No
fire escape or ladders In that primitive
settlement. Staircases burnt away.
Luckily kept my presence of mind.
Emptied my bath out of the window
and slid down the Icicle."
We have just received a shipment
of Axtnlnlster Hugs, in beautiful new
patterns, both floral and oriental, they
are regular $2.">0 rugs. W'a offer them
while they last at $1,00.
S. M. K- K. II. Wllkes & Co.
Each Department Rapidly Filling With
With the arrival of new merchandise the in
terest in new goods is manifested on the part of
the public. We shall make this the most attract
ive place to buy in Laurens. Our stocks are
larger and more varied, each department is a
store within itself, the new Dress Goods and num
bers of Ready =to= Wear Hats, in fact new goods
have been coming in the past week for every de=
Now is the time to buy your Ginghams, Per
cales and Suitings for School Dresses. We have
just what you want, come in and look through
Shoes for school wear, the kind that boys and girls like
and mothers and fathers want. Come and look through our
stock and you will find just what you are looking for and the
prices much lower than you would expect at the present price
If it's a surface to
be painted, enameled,
stained, varnished or fin
ished in any way, there's
an Acme Quality Kind
to fit the purpose.
1. The wood is thoroughly dry.
Summer*s sun has removed all moisture.
2. Paint penetrates deeper into
The deeper it goes the better it holds.
Fall weather is warm, dry and
hit tic dlinger of cold, damp, rainy days*
which endanger the durability of the paint.
Wet weather decays and de
stroys unprotected surfaces.
Lack of paint means unsightly and less
5. Fall painting keeps out winter
The greatest enemy to the life and beauty of
Ask us about ACME QUALITY HOI)SR
PA TNT It insures the greatest pro
tection and beauty, at the least cost per year of
service. Questions cheerfully answered.
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