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LA UK ENS, S. C.. OCTOBER 1910.
THE TOBBENS SYSTEM.
Appearing last week In The Adver
tiser was ail < 'client article on the
Torr? iis System of I.and Registration
and Transfer, written for this paper
by Mr. A. C. Todd. It was a clear-cut,
concise discussion or the elementary
principles of a system, that gains In
popularity with Increasing force as it
is better understood.
The Advertiser, for many months,
has attempted to publish in Its col
umns, every article obtainable on the
subject tending to elucidate this wont
derfully modern system of land reg
istration. It would be Impossible to
discuss the subject thoroughly in one
short newspaper article and for that
reason Mr. Todd has only given a gen
eral view of tho system With the inten
tion of contributing from time to time
;. series of articles explaining the de
Tho system should ho understood by
every landowner and every prospec
tive landowner in this State. A thor
ough undorstnmllng Is essential before
it can ever become a part of our State
f.ovt rnnh nt. h is certain to become
a part and the sooner the better. I; Is
gradually becoming a world wide sys
tem ami wherever used i- highly
praised. That our next legislature
will meet, consider the subject a few
hours and proceed to enact a law es
tablishing the system ill this Stale is
an Impossibility. The movement la too
revolutionary in form and the results
ate too Intricate in nature to permit
of In sty action.
Once established legally the Torrens
System is simplicity itself. Besides
giving a simple mod" of land regis
tration it is. as .Mr. Todd tersely ex
presses it. "a system to render the title
to land transferable witli certainty,
celerity, ease, and cheapness." With
certi luty in that, the title once estab
lished and olllclally stamped it can
never be altered. With celerity in
that, whereas under the present sys
tem days or even months are neces
sary to establish rights to title, under
tnls system a few /i.r.uites only are
required. With ease in that, the hours
and days spent tediously ransacking
the old dusty records are eliminated,
its cheapness la the dearest favors
h'.r- point. The lawyers fee for such
work becomes a thing of the past The
lawyer rea*))s a portion of the general
prosperity that results from an Intro
duction of this system.
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TilE TROLLEY SITUATION.
Laurens must wake up If she ex
pci ts to get the trolley system. She
Is lauging far behind her sister cities
in the matter of offering inducements
to the promoters. Wo hnve every na
tural advantage over our competitors
Greenwood and Abbeville, bni nature
certainly cnnnoi be depended upon to
rl* !? ??!!. With '-!:< .. ;.a..:.i.-;c.; ot hay,
lug tlie Seaboard nearer by many
inih <. of offering the choice Sections
tif the undeveloped1 Piedmont as tei'rl*
(pry 1 > draw II pi a. and of necessitat
ing cotnpai ttively no grading to reach]
us, Laurens. with f little energy, can.
win the light for the greatest develop-j
ii<;. force thai South Carolina has eve-i
bei n offered.
The city of Greenwood has just vot
ed * 15,000.10 in bonds a., her direci j
financial inducement. But she has,
this Important disadvantage; The
competition for passengers between |
thy . oulhern railway and the trolley I
will practically make the passenger
traffic a losing proposition, it is true
Greenwood offers line rat!road connec
tions but hardly any undeveloped ter
ritory. On the other hand. Abbeville
wiiib offering good undeveloped coun
try (iocs not offer satisfactory rail
Laurens. together with the Seaboard
at Clinton, offers t xcollont railroad
connections, the finest section of the
Piedmont for territory, no railway
competition and a level country for
a road-bed. With these advantages
and a some display of Interest Lau
rens can get the trolley.
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THK COURT HOUSE.
This from the Columbia State de
serves careful thought by the people
of Laurens and LntirettH county:
"The plan of the |.pie of Laurens
county to remodel ineir court house,
which now stands in the middle of
the 'public square, raises the ques
tion, whether It is best for the growth
of a town that it have a court house
square with a county building in the
middle. Noarly all of the older county
seats in South Carolina were laid out
on this plan a century or more ago.
?elir increa ie of population to .",000 or
20,000 probably Beamed so far away
in those days that tue spreading of
tho business district beyond tin
squares warf scarcely thought of.
Sonic IS years ago Mhen Spart anhing
county was ready to build a new court
house the wise plan or purchasing a
handsome and spacious lot on one of
the side streets for. the pew building
and abandoning the old building on
the square (which in Spartanburg
was more like a triangle) was adopted.
Now berry has followed Spartanburg's
The town of I.aurens Is rapidly
growing and in- time the space now
occupied by the court bouse would bo
more useful and valuable for n?rk
purposes than for n public building,
The ownership of the ground by the
county rather than by the town is : n
obstacle to changing the site of the
court bouse, as the county would
perhaps object to taxing Itself to buy
a new plot of land. If the county
could he Induced to surrender the
square to the town for a reasonable
consideration, It would be to the
town s interest to buy it. especially as
the remodeling of an old building Is
usually :< wasteful undertaking in the
long run. When a town has eoire lu
have live or six thousand inhabitants,
it has outgrown its character as a
county seat and that remains only one
of tiie many factors in its importance
It would he a sound policy for all of
the towns in South Carolina, having
court houses In the middle of squares,
which must be torn down sooner or
later, to convert the squares into
narks and build new court houses
We would suggest that the Chamber
of Commerce, at its next meeting, dis
cuss the feasibility of the plan sug
gested above, and. since it is Itnprob
able that they should disagree with
the idea, take up at once the necessary
steps towards carrying it through. The
time is limited and a delay may mean
the wnlsteful expenditure of a large
sum of money on a building that would
not only detract from the appearance
of our square hut in ;? few years cause
continual congestions of traffic.
II Mit 11! \ I Til.
If Von Ihne Scalp or Hair Trouble,
Take Vdvtinlilge of This Offer.
We could not afford to so strongly
endorse Roxall I lair Tonic anil
Continue to sell it as we do. if it did
not do all we claim it will. Should
our enthusiasm carry us away, and
Itoxnll "03" Hair Tonic not give
entire satisfaction to the users, they
would lose faith in us and our state
ments ami in consequence our busi
ness prestige would Buffer,
We assure yon that if your hair is
beginning to unnaturally fall out or
if you have any scalp trouble. Hex
all "03" Hair Tonic will promptly
eradicate dandruff, stimulate hail
growth ami prevent premature bald
our faith in Rexall "03" Hair Tonic
is so strong that we ask you to try it
on our positive guarantee that your
money will he cheerfully refunded it
It does not do as we claim. Two sizes.
50c and $ 1.00 Sold only ot our store.
The Rexall Store. The I.aurens Drug
Editor The Advertiser: Hlease al
low me room to thank my friends
throughout the county who tendered
their support to me in the pending
election for county auditor. Business
obligations prohibit tue from entering
With appreciation to every one for
their confidence I am.
A. R. Cleveland
Sept. 24, 1010.
KggH for Sale White Leghorn, Hai
red. Plymouth Hock and Rhode Island
Red, pure strains. $1.50 for 13. Mrs.
.(. S. Bennett, I.aurens. S. C. 10-H
tor Sale Red rust-proof seed oats
for sale. Applj to .lno. T. Stokes,
Mountville. S. C. 1" -l
Seed Wheat -The ByrdvlllQ Dairy
and Stock farm has 150 bushels of
Blue Stem wheat for sale. W. D. Byrd,
I.aurens, R. F\ D. No. ". :'-ti
r.OSl I round dug last Criday in Ora
settlenn tit. Black and tan. tip ol tale
and blaze in lace white, one white
front foot, little white in breast. Any
one knowing of this dog please npH.'y
M. ll Leopard. Laurt n . S. ('. and gel
suitabll reward. 10-ltpl
Kar Rent Nice eight-room modern
dwelling, two blocks frdtn square, wa
fer works and electric lights in house.
See Or, Dial. 10-ft
Notice Large mohUlnent and un
veiling scone photographs. 25 cents
each ;.t McCord s Studio., Laurons. s.
KOI' Sale Kl even mules, ten head of
Cattle, lot of hogs and pigs, also llU'CU
good farms for rent. Apply to W. D.
Putnam, Barksdalo, S. C. I0*2tp
For Real Modern, nice eight room
dwelling, two blocks of Square. Wa
ter works and electric lights in house.
See Dr. Dial, Laurens. S. C. Ml
For Sale' Seed oats?applcr and red
rust proof oats, at 75c per bushel. Ap
ply to a. Pi Fuller, Mountvlllo; s. C,
New (tinner) We have installed a
new six stand ginnery with all modern
improvements. Olve us a trial.
Phoenix Oil Mill, Cross Hill. S. C.
For Sab' "Happy lohn." splendid
saddle borso, works well in harness.
Any lady can handle him. price J100.00
L. C. Dorroh, Cray Court. S. C. 10-ttp
See our new pictures, they are n>*7
?. M. A U. II. Wllkes & Co.
The Pecler-Humphrlcs Wedding.
The following from the Oaffney
Ledger will be of Interest here, the
groom having lived several years in
Laurens, where he has a host of
friends. He Is the son of Mr. H. K.
One of the prettiest home wed
dings that it lins been the pleasure
of the people of t'.affney to witness,
Occurred oh Wednesday, Sept. 2Sth,
at the homo of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. a. Peeler, when
Miss Qenle Peeler and Mr. Waltor V.j
Humphries were united in marriage.
The house was dale My and simply
decorated with cut flowers and ferns.
The altar was. a bower of pot plants
and ivy and with this as a setting
the bride -
"How lovely she looked in her own
As she clung to his side full of trust,
and of truth!"
The relatives and a few friends
were assembled at the appointed hour*,
and as Lohengrin's ''Wedding March"
announced the bridal party Dr. A. M;
Slmms and Rev. Fur man Moore, who
was to assist in the ceremony, took
their pla'ces. Then came little Miss
Marion Peeler, sister of the bride,
bearing the ring upon a pillow of
roses. She was followed by the bride
The bride wore a becoming suit of
blue cloth and carried a bouquet of
bride's roses and ferns.
The "Wedding March" was played
by Mrs. W. H. Gooding. sister of the
groom, and while the words of be
trothal were being said. Mrs. Good
ing played Mendelssohn's "Spring
Song," softly and sweetly. After the
prayer the happiness of the hour was
expressed by the joyous strains of
Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." The
( bride's bouquet Wns caught by MISS
The bride is the fourtli daughter of
Mr. and Mis. Peeler and is a Charm
ing girl?a favorite in the home and
among her friends, of whom she has
many. She Is
"A perfect woman, nobly planned,
j To warm, to comfort, and command."
The groom Is one of Caffney's most
popular young men and a prominent
cotton merchant of this place.
Both the bride and groom have
been allied with the forces for pro
moting the best interests of the town
?inning been identified with the
church and Sunday school for a num
ber of years and have n host of
friends who wish them all the hap
piness possible in their married life.
The many presents were beautiful
and tastefully chosen- indicative of
the high esteem in which these young
people were held.
.Mr. and .Mrs. \V. V. Humphries left
amid a shower' of rose leaves and
good wishes for a stay of a few days
in Laurens. at the home of tho
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. K.
Humphries, after w:i:eh they return
to their new life in their own homo
on Smith street.
FOR THE! t\AH WHO HA?> OALY A LITTLE AO/HEY TO SPE/iD WE H^IVE
AT $10.0 0 At\\b $151.50, Atilb OVERCOATS AT $10.0 0 $151.5 0. THESE
ylRE GOOD, WELL SEWED, RELM&LE CLOTHES, FIT FOR EVERY MY MD SUAl
D/1Y, TOO. $15 TO $515.0 0 WILL BUY YOU THOSE TMT TIRE BETTER. PAY
US $SL0 TO $515.00 FOR A SUIT OR AH OVERCOAT yiMD YOU WILL FMVE THE
TOPPIEST CLOTHED IM THE LAH?. WE H.4VE BUILT UP OUR BUSINESS BY
G1VIMG OUR CUSTOMERS GOOD <?>TUFF FOR THEIR MOMEY. A&K THEM HOW
THEY LIKE OUR CLOTHED.
We Can Supply Your Wants!
We are ready to show you anything you may
want in Ladies', Misses and Children's Wearables.
We are showing to-day the biggest and best line
of Ladies' and Misses Coat Suits ever shown in
Laurens. We guarantee our prices to be absolutely
right. We buy with a firm intention of giving
our customers every advantage possible as to style,
quality and lowest prices.
Ladies' and Misses' Suits from $10.00 to $45.00
Ladies' Skirts from. $5.00 to $15.00
Special Values in Dress Goods!
Beautiful quality wool serge 36 inches wide at 50c
Elegant line of Dress Goods in serge, panama
and poplins at. 75c
Broadcloths in all colors 52 inches wide, best
we have ever shown at the price.$1.00
A Special Kid Glove Values.
We are showing a Kid Glove that is as good
as you buy at most places for $1.00 in all the best
shades at .'. 75c
The best Kid Glove and biggest asssortment of
colors ever sold for $1.00. We want you to see
Ladies', Misses and Children's Underwear.
When we offer you a garment at a price,
whether it be a low price garment or one of the
better grades, you can rest assured that you are
getting the very host for the price you pay.
Corsets to Fit I:very Figure.
Amercan Lady and W. B. ?n.onc better. You
can get just the kind you should wear. Prices
from $1.00 to $3.50
Ladies', Misses and Children's Hosiery in all
kinds. Cadets for Boys' and Girls are the best.
Ask those who wear them.
\\V are showing to-day the biggest and best
line of Millinery ever shown here. We can give
you a hat to suit your purse. We guarantee our
prices are as low and in most instances lower
than you get elsewhere.
'Many Men of many minds
Many Men of many kinds
Many fishes in the sea
Many Aten that don't agree"
mil.. ii04 e,
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How tired we'd all get of our
selves if we all wore exactly the
Men are of many minds when
it comes to clothing but all wise
ones agree on
Davis-Roper Company's Clothes
Their superior styles and splendid
Quality is instantly seen. - And
the wide range of styles, patterns
and models enables us to fit every
man. No matter what his form
or figure is.
$15.00 to $35.00
Of course we have Suits from $5.00 to $15.00
that are extra good values, better than you get
'Everybody knows ours Shoes are the best
money can buy. Come quick.
WE AKL AL\/AY$> GLj4D TO SHOW GOODS. LET US SHOW YOU.
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