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Obituaries und Curd of tliunks: One
cent u word.
Entered at tb?> po?tofllce at Laurens,
S. C. as Becoud class mall mutter.
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LAl'BKNS. S. C ?EFT. Si, 1910.
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Thirteen cents the pound for cotton!
Exit Assistant Adjutant General
Brook?-officially. He resigned Tues
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There's going to be some new
colonels, possibly one or two In Lau
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Wit It the free mall delivery install
ed, Laurens will have all the symp
toms of a city.
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Elections K<> OU forever. Laurens
county has two more primaries before
peace Is declared
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Stores to close at six in Charleston.
Sound proof to the clerk thai Charles
ton really is the Garden of Eden.
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The special election for auditor
promises to be a lively one for the
candidates are rigging up full sail for
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Lots of children are glad that the
Circus is coming.?-Greenville Pied
mont. And lots of old folks in the
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The merchants should do their share
of making Monument Day a bin suc
cess by closing their business houses
during the unveiling exercises;
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We move thai an ordinance be pass-'
ed requiring automobiles ?.) luaki as
buch noise in other parts of the city
aa they do In front of The Advertiser
please will he n candidate for the
'United States Senate two year.- hence,
provided "I'ncle Ben Is not in the
way". And some Laurens people are
already livuiiii^ on :he possibility of
the Mayor of Charleston and a few
Others being In the race with their:
friend, the mayor of New berry. Thus j
the game goes merrily onward.
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Next Wednesday promises to be a
bin day in Laurens. The unveiling'
exercises Of the Confederate monu
ment will tuke place, an entertaining
program Inning been arranged by the
ladies jn charge. Every man. woman
and child iu the county is invited to
be present. It is the gift of the whole
county and. as such, its unveiling
should he witnessed by everyone. Es
pecially are the children and Confed
erate veterans invited to be present.
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The Melton Tillies, anticipating
twenty cent cotton, more trolley lines
more subscribers and fewer bad debts,
that a small five column paper could
It is now a six column eight-page |>i?
per with all home print and printed
on a new Cranston Press. We knew
that a small live column paper could
n't hold Helton and Editor Marshall
Within its little bounds. They a re
proud of their news ray over there ami
they have a right to be for it Is now
Smong the hest of the Stale's weeklies.
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HVK.Vn CENTS i 0TT?.N.
in an interview to the newspaper
men of Florence several days ago
United States Senator H. I). Smith,
expressed his belief that COttOll would
bring twenty cents this season, pro
vided the planters of 'he South sold
their staple with a bUslhe8S-llke meth
od. He strongly impresses on the
farmers, the necessity of spreading the
sab of their cotton over the entire
year, and not to Hood the market dur
ing the firs' months of the season.
The Southern farmers, and not the
Speculators! should control the price
of cotton and the only method by
which this cat) be done i.- for the plan
ters to stick .together in their determi
nation to market their cotton ?lowly.
Senator Smith advises a marketing
of 10 per cent of the yield each month,
wherever this Is possible, and there
are very few reanons why It Is not
possible every where.
The predictions of Senator Smith
and his statements are based on sound
$UBine8S facts and on reports from all
Of the principal cotton growing states
Should the farmers take his advice, the
prosperity of the South would be
greater than ever before and the farm
er would reap the rich harvest that
heretofore the speculator baa reaped.
BEAUTIFUL UBAMTE EM'LOBI'BE.
Besting Place of <'him. and Mrs. B?rner
L. McGouan Beautified.
Representing the children of Cai>t.
and .Mrs. Homer L. McGowan, of whom
be 1b one. Mr. Samuel .McGowan. pay
master of the United States navy, has
just had completed a granite enclo
sure on the lot in the city cemetery
where sleeps the honored parents of j
this noble son, his brother and sis
ters. The work was designed by Mr.
McGowan and he came to Laurens sev
eral weeks ago to superintend the
placing of the enclosure.
Hundreds of I.aurens people have
visited the place and all pronounce
it as perfectly beautiful as art and
taste and love can make it. The work
is as nearly indestructible as human
ingenuity can devise, and to Mr. Sam j
McQowau belongs much if not all the
credit for this enduring testimonial
of a son's filial love and devotion.
The lot, -'(> feet by 16 feet, is en- j
closed With a peaked "Winnsboro
Blue" granite coping 1U inches thick
and a foot bight from the outer sur
face of the ground a the top of the ;
slope. The coping dm a not follow
the incline of the hillside, but instead
it runs on a level, so that the granite]
at the lower side is some three feet
above the ground. The granite work '
rest! oil a foundation of solid concrete
two feet tnick and ten feet deep, rein
forced by a double row of steel gir
At every joint In the granite slabs
there Is a high peaked post 12 inches
square; and the gate posts at the en. I
trance on the East side are some inch
es hirtiiOi' than the seven other posts.
On the eastern face of each gate post ,
is an anchor in high relief.
On the beveled rise between the1
steps is the word ' McGowan" carved
in square black letters in high relief.
The level of the ground inside the
coping is raised to within a few inches
of the edge of the rail: and the en
tire mound is covered with snow-white
The graves, outlined with strips of
slate are slightly mounded and cov
ered with evergreen sod.
in the corners of the enclosure
are red rose bushes "Btolle do France"
which blOOm all Che year round. At
the head and foot of the new made
grave ore marble stones which, in!
size, shape and every other detail,
are exact counterparts of those which
foi thtrty-sevet) years have marked
the resting place of Captain Homer
L McGowau. The headstone, of while
VeriUOUt marble, is of Gothic design
and bears the following inscription:
in memoriam Julia F. McGowan,
beloved wife of
Homer L. McGowan. Captain. Co.!
F.. 3rd. S C. V, In fantry, Confed
erate States Army.
Born June -'. 1838, Died March 19,
Endowed with a brilliant mind ami
a tenderly sympathetic heart. Inspired
and sustained by unfaltering faith in
Christ, she gave her whole life foi
others ;and, with transcendent forti
tude, in her constant self- sacrificing
devotion to her children and her child
ren's children to all of whom her
presence was a veritable benediction
she was faithful unto death."
"Blessed are the pure In heart, for
they shall see God."
Improper feeding and Teething Treu?
It is now a well-established fact
that the terrible death rate among
babies under a year old is due to
bowel troubles due to improper feed
ing. The lining of the digestive trad
is very delicate and more susceptible,
during the first year of the baby's
lit" (bail at any J., period. Tbc
natural food for a hahy is. of course,
mother's milk. .No patent f<\od or
preparation of cow's milk can quite
take its place. The death rate among
artificially fed babies is as might be
expected, much higher than among
those breast.fed. A poorly nourished
baby has BlHall chance of resisting
tile great army of disease germs
that are attacking him at all times,
ipon all side.s Rabies that manage
to live through their babyhood, when
Subjected to Improper food and at
tent Ion, never become the strong
joyful Children that they might have
been had they been given the right
Kind of food during the first year.
There is always considerable anx
iety Upon the part of every mother
When the teething period fS approach
ing. Ail sorts of ills are expected so
that the dangerous "second summer"
holds the mother hi a thrall of fear.
If the baby has been properly fed
and cared for up to the teething pe
riod- the statistics tell us that most
babies are well at birth,?then the
teething period should not contain
all the horrors attributed to it. In
healthy children there Is often fret
fulness and poor sleep for two or
three nights, there may be loss of
appetite, and often slight fever,
there may be some symptoms of In
digestion, but the other aggravated
symptoms attributed to teething are
entirely due to Indigestion as the re.
cult of bad feeding ?Mrs. F. L
Stevens, In Raleigh (N, C.) Progres
sive Farmer and Gazettie.
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. Walter P. White who, alter his
graduation at ClemBOU in June last,
uccepted u position with a Pittsburg
electrical manufacturing company,
has returned to Clemson ami win he
<. ol the instructors in the electrical
department. Mr. White is the son of
Mrs. M. L. Culbertson of Gray Court.
Misses May and .lean McPherson
have returned to Greenville after
Bpendlllg several days at the home of
Dr. and Mis. W. W. Dodson.
Dr. .1. Knox Simpson of Rochester,
Minn, is in the city visiiing his mother,
Mrs. .1. I'. Simpson and other relatives.
After an ahsense of several weeks.
Dr. issadore Schayer returned to Lau
rens Monday from Cincinnati where
he has been undergoing special medi
cal treatment. His,many friends are
delighted with his return and are ?:>??
clally pleased to know that he comes
back fully restored to health and his
Mrs. Josephine Watts is at home
after an extended visit to relatives in
The regular communication of Lau
rens Lodge No. 200. A. F. M. will be
held Friday night In Masonic temple.
Gov. and Mrs. M. F Am?e! and Mrs.
M. J. Perry of Lancaster will be the
guests of Mrs. Robert P?. Hell next
week while here to attend the unveil
Mr. Paul 1$. Fl 1 is was among the
business visitors here Tuesday from
Miss Adeline .lohnstone has return
ed to her home in Newberry after
Bpendlllg some time here as the guest
of Miss Mary Todd.
Mr. T. C. Turner. Jr.. spent the
week-end with relatives in Greenwood
Mrs. Uda Harris has been visiting
Mrs. Chas. D. West in Spartanburg.
Mr. Kb Copeland, a cotton buyer of
Laurens. was in the city Wednesday.?
Newberry Herald Ai News.
Mis. J. C. Burns and children. J. C
Jr. and Robert Lee. are visiting in
Laurens county thib week?Greenwood
Miss Anna Gnrlington of Laurens
is spending the day in the C'vy with
friends.- Anderson Daily Mail.
Mr. L. L. Moore, who recently suf
fer, id a relapse from a serious at
tack in the summer, is rapidly recover
ing and will soon be out again.
Misses Lila and Nonnie Clark,
daughters of Mrs. Mattie O. Clark of
Tylersvllle, have entered the Saluda
seminary at Saluda, N. C, the former
as an instructor and the latter as a
Misses Etta and Erlllo Urownlee re
turned home Monday from a very'
pleasant visit to friends and relatives
at Gray Court.
Mr. Woodruff Tucker of Indianapo
lis, but formerly of this place, is
spending a few days in the city.
Mr. Clarence Reid til Clinton was
In the city Friday.
Miss Carrie Prior of Enoree visited
relatives in the city last week.
Miss Eunice Riddle or this city is
visiting relatives In Newberry.
Miss Marjorle Gelder has gone to
Ninety Six where she will visit rela
tives fro several days.
Miss Helen McGhee. who has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. GU
kersotl Spent a few days in 1'nion last
Mr. R. F. Fleming was a visitor in
Spartanburg for a few days this week.
Mrs. Lilian Sitton a' Chester is here
on a visit to Mrs. W. IL Gilkerson.
Mr. Robt. S. Owens, editor of the
Clinton Chronicle, nave us a pleasant
call while iu the city Thursday.
Mr. J. R. Blake, and son, Mr.
Lowery Hlake of Abbeville, were vis
itors to the city from Abbeville during
the past week.
Mr. James Davis of Clinton is spend
ing a while in the city preparatory to
going on the road with Mr. I). A. Davis
Dr. Samuel j. Taylor and family of
Charleston arrived in the city this
week and will make Laurens their
future home. Dr. Taylor is a prac
ticing physician and will open an
Office at once for the practice of his
Could Kradlctile Ticks for Losr than
Tbej tost in I'iie Years,
Those living some distance from
tin1 quarantine line can not be made
to realise these facts, but those liv
ing along the quarantine line need
not be j.,1.1 of the Injury sustained
from the restrictions placed on the
marketing of their cattle. In these
Cases it Is not at all rare for cattle
of the same quality to sell for from
$5 to ?l?i a head less just below the
line than a few miles away in the
This is one form of the tremen
dous tribute which we pay annually
to the cattle tick. These ticks could.
In five years, be completely eradicat
ed for less money than the Imposing
of this quarantine line causes the
South during that time and yet be*
Cause of our indifference (we use the
term Indifference because It sounds
a little more polite than stupidity
we go on, year after year, submit
ting to these heavy losses when it
has been proved beyond doubt that
It Is easy, practicable and profitable
to eradicate the ticks. Yet there are
people who call themselves intelli
gent, who pretend to believe that the
ticks can not be eradicated, or op
0OSS permitting the National and the
State governments helping us to do
lt.?Raleigh IN. C.) ProgreRalve
'?'inner and Gazette.
? CANDIDATES' ANNOUNCEMENTS, g
I am a candidate in the approach
ing special primary for the office of
county auditor, subject to the result
of said election.
ALEX X. UK AM LETT.
I most respectfully announce my seit
as a candidate for the nomination in
the special primary for the office of
county auditor, and hereby agree to
abide by the result of the same.
J. ROSS DORROH.
I hereby announce my candidacy
fai the office of county auditor. BUb
Jet i to the decision of the voters In
the special Democratic primary elec
W. H. G1LKERSOX. SR.
1 respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of auditor sub
jecl to the result of the special pri
CLARENCE L. HAMMETT.
I hereby announce myself as candi
date for the ofllce of auditor of Lau
rens county in the coming special
primary and promise to abide by the
results of the same.
JOHN A. MAHON.
Fur County Auditor.
' hereby announce myself as a can
didate for county auditor, subject to
the rules governing the nomination
of said officer. M. L. NASH.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
the office of county auditor, the same
being subject to the rules and regu
lations governing the special primary
. lection. J. WADDV THOMPSON.
1 most respectfully announce myself
as candidate for auditor of Laurens
county, subject to the decision of the
voters in the special Democratic pri
mary. B. MARVIN WOLFF.
Bishop Ouerr> To Preach.
Disiiop W. A. Querry of the Diocese
of South Carolina will preach tonight
at the Church of the Epiphany, tin
service to begin at 8 o'clock.
Card of Thanks.
We take this method of thanking
our Laurens friends and neighbors
for their sympathy and kindness
shown us and ours during the illness
of our son who was seriously hurt
w hile working w ith const rue. ion car
company at Welch. W. Va.
Mr. and .Mrs. T. Mc. Roper.
Laurens. S. C. Sept. 1!?.
Good Phi) Last -Niiiht.
The Demo rest Comedy company
which opened a three night's engage
ment at the Laurens opera house last
Monday night, was enjoyed by one of
the largest crowds the house has ever
Last night the company presented
St. Elino to a huge and appreciated
audience and it can be easily said that
Mr. Demorest has one of the largest
aud strongest companies be has ever
had In the city of Laurens.
Tonight they will present a pretty'
four act melo-drama, "A Kentuck
This play has two of the strongest
negro Characters ever written, also
seven high class vaudeville acts which
will do away with the long waits.
Tonight will conclude the engage
ment of Demorest Comedy company in
this city for the present time. There
will be a matinee today at I*. M..
prices 10 and 20c. The beautiful old
English drama "East Lynne" will be
presented for the matinee.
Cereal Creps for Cover and Grazing.
The crops generally used for fall
sowing to serve as cover and grazing
crops are crimson clover, the vetch
es. I>ur clover and rye. Oats, wheat
and barley are also sometimes used,
but generally these crop' are sowed
for making seed or forage the next
summer, rather than as cover and
grazing crops, although they serve
more or less for both these purposes,
In fact, for grazing purposes, if the
land is rich, we would put the cereals
in the following order of merit for
winter grazing: Barley, wheat, rye
(Southern grown) and oats. It is
Useless to sow barley on poor land,
but on rich land we have no hesita
tion in placing it first among the
Cereals for furnishing winter grazing,
Wc also regard wheat as superior to
rye or oats, but it also requires rid
er land than the rye and oats, but
not necessarily as rich land as is re
quired for barley.
For a winter cover crop and for
<?ra/.'ng these cereals should be sow
id moderately early. We are often
'isked if they may be put In at the
land cultivation of the cotton, but
while this may be successfully done
in many cases, we advise sowing
'hem. as cover crops and for grazing,
the latter part of September or first
half of October. When sowed In
cotton, we believe It usually better
to sow immediately after the first
Dicking rather than at the last work
As a hardy cover and winter graz
ing crop for general use on rather
thin land. 8outhern-grown rye Is
probably the most reliable of the
cereals. The Northern-grown seed
give plants that seem to lie on the
ground more and are not nearly so
satisfactory for grazing.
We regard oats as of the least
value for winter grazing, but in the
lower half or two-thirds of our terri
tory they are the best for maturing
for seed or grain ?Raleigh (N. C.)
Progressive Farmer and Gazette.
? OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. <<
For Sale?Oue entire stock of furni
ture und household goods at greatly
reduced prices. Reason, going out of
business. The Caiue & Pitts Furniture
Co., Laurens. S. C.
For Sale Seed oats, apples, and
red rust proof oats, at T.'-c per bushel.
Applv to A. P. Fuller. Mountville. S.
C. * 8-4t
Wanted You to know that you can
now buy any article of furniture or!
houBefuruishing goods In our store at
B greatly reduced price. Reason, go
ing out of business as soon as stock
can be reduced. Come and get a bar
gain. The Caine & Pitts Furniture
Co., Laurens. S. C.
For Sale?Pure in eed Berkshire pigs
sons and daughters of Stylish Chief
129G01 Laura Totter 133182. Can fur
nish pedigrees for same, write or call
D. E. Todd. R. F. D. No 1. Laurens.
S. C. 8-lt
Notice to Housekeepers?We are
now offering our stock of furniture,
cook stoves, kitchen utensils, heating
stoves, rugs, curpets. crockery, china,
silverware, parlor and bed room suits,
; etc.. in fact, everything in our store,
at greatly reduced prices. Come nod
j see tor yourself. Reason, we wish to
: reduce stock and go out of business.
i The Caine & Pitts Furniture Co.. Lau
rens. S. C.
Notice- Found on my place thre
yearlings about 8 months old. One
, dark colored, one jersey colored, the
other red. All males. Owner will
j please call for them at once. A. A.
For Sale?7". bushels of Rust Proof
Red Oats for sale. Apply to A. E.
1 Cleveland, l.aurens R. F. D. No. 2.
Far Sale?1 feather bed and I! mat
tress, in good condition. Mrs. .1. W.
t Clarke. 8-lt
Lost?One gold watch extra large
ladies size, black velvet fob with 1'. C.
T. inscribed thereon. Lost between
: Ed. P.lakelcy's and square. Finder
i will be rewarded if returned to this
Lost?One pair of rimless specta
cles. Lost during the meeting of the
\Yomaii8 Missionary union at Highland
Creek church. Finder phase return
to Mrs. .1. S. Menuett.
Wunted?To buy a Con Mill Rock.
Aonly to X. M. Dial. Laurens. S. C.
Not (.inner}?We havo installed a
new six stand ginnery with all modern
improvements. Give us a trial.
Phoenix Oil Mill. Cross Hill. S. C.
Per Sale?One good saw-mill and
' 1"> horse power engine at a very low
price. All in good running order, a
good bargain boys. Apply to s. L.
Burdette, Route Fountain Inn. S. C.
Notice?Byrdvllle Dairy and Stock
Farm Jack is still in line condition.
The season is rigl.1 for fall colls. We
also have 20 pigs fo? sale, AY. D. Pyrd
& Son, prop. Phone No. 10. Laurens.
S. C. 1-tf
For Sale?One Llddell & Tonikins
: 25 11. I'. engine. ::0 H. P. boiler. Good
as new. J. IL Davit-, Clinton. S. C,
j R. F. D. No 3-tf
For Sale?PInson Apple trees for
I fall delivery. Anyone desiring these
excellent apple trees please send me
their order. W.ll be in Laurens first
i Monday in November making delivery.
Abo have Arkansas Black \pple Ad
dress David A. Madden. R. F. D. No 1.
Waterloo, S. C. 4-?t
For Rent?Very desirable farm three
hundred acres five horse farm open.
Good dwelling and out houses. Schools
and churches convenient. Good neigh
bors, located two and half miles from
Ooldvllle, six miles from Clinton, thir
t< en miles from laurens. Rent rea
sonable. Apply to J. K. Vance, care
Southern Cotton Oil Co.. Charleston,
Draining >Vet Lands.
The final drainage of wet lands is
the problem. How can it be <ione?
Not best be done, for all are ready to
admit that the tile is the best drain
age. Rut while the scheme that ityj
now upon foot to add the manufact
ure of drain tile to an already es
tablished Industry of brick making,
is sure to materially CtiCapen the first
cost of tile, yet this cost will be Still
beyond the Immediate reach of many
of the purchasers. Open ditches are.
compared ftith their cost and very
Inconvenience, so inferior that it is
hoped that not many will be compelled
to resort to them for long. While not
so permanent nor quite so efficient as
tile, very good results can be obtain
ed by what is known as pole drains.
These are constructed by digging a
ditch, such us would be needed for
tile, and about the same depth, say
from two to Litres feet. The deeper
the ditch the further apart they can
be for efficiency. A ditch an average
depth of three feet, would easily drain
50 feet upon euch side, so these could
be placed 100 feet apart. After dig
ging the ditch with ns much fall as
possible, then lay a continuous line
of green pine poles In each side the
the bottom of the ditch and another
so as to partially cover, but not fill
the space between. If available,
place a few inches of dead grass or
straw on top of these poles, then fill
the earth back In the ditch on top of
the poles. Such drains, costing noth
ing for material, can be cheaply
constructed, and will last for quite a
while. I have seen seme such that
had been In operation for 20 years
and were still giving satisfaction.
They will at lea^t last long enough
not only to pr.y for their coat, but
to more than pay for their ultimate
substitution with burned tile.?D. N.
Marrow, m Raleigh. IN. C.) Progres
Lawn Mixtures and
Blue Grass, Rye,
Barley, Oats, Wheat,
Lucerne, Red, Crim
son and Burr Clover
Seeds, Vetch, Pearl
Laurens, S. C.
Wrap Your Cot=
ton With Good
We have it.
2 pound and 2 1-2 pound
2 pound and 3 pound brand
New Arrow Cotton Ties.
Fix your cotton up good
and neat for that 15c per
pound it's coming.
Let us sell you your Seecl
Oats, Barley, Rye aud Crimson
Clover Seed. Ptepare to live at
home next year aud have your
cotton crop clear.
Yours for business
J. H. Sullivan
LAUREN'S, S. C.
Several lots on Soutli Harper street.
94 acres near Mouutville, rents for
2,100 lbs. lint cotton. $25 per acre.
House and lot on R. Main street, 8 1-2
acres and 15 room concrete dwelling;
lincst place in upper South Carolina.
On easy terms.
House and lot near Baptist church.
Cheap at $1,C00.
321 acres near Darlington station.
$10 per acre.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
Two eight room dwellings and one
four room dwelling on North Harper
street, on easy tferms.
One hundred acres tillable laud
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Three lots on South Harper street
well located and (heap..
Two elegant farms near McDaniel's
mill, well improved, 72 acres and ^
acres, line neighborhood, schools ami
A number of farms and other prop
erty for sale, seo us before yon pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office hi Simmons Building
Phone* Office No. 86; Residence 219.