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Lawn Mixtures and
Blue Grass, Rye,
Barley, Oats, Wheat,
Lucerne, Red, Crim
son and Burr Clover
Seeds, Vetch, Pearl
Laurens, S. C.
None Better in the
When your watch or clock
is in need of repair the safest
place to bring it, for sure
satisfaction, is to me. All
my work is strictly guaran
If you need a pair of
Glasses, call on me, I am a
graduate Optician; There
will be no charges for exam
A trial will convince you
of the truth of my statement.
Expert Watch Maker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and
Diamonds at Lowest Prices
Bnrksdale Building, T an
?ext to Gray's Hotel L/aUrenS,b. O.
Soveral lots on South Harper street.
SM acres near Mountvllle, rents for
2,-JUO lbs. lint cotton. $25 per ncre.
House and lot on E. Main street. 8 1-2
a uoa and If, room concrete dwelling;
finest place in upper South Carolina.
On easy terms.
? i acres at Madden station at a bar
321 acres near Garliugton Btation,
$!?) per acre.
Two elegant residences -on Sullivan
Si I eet on easy terms.
Two eight room dwellings and one
room dwelling on North Harper
r ? eet, on easy tferms.
n.io bur.'.red acres tillable bind
ti ill In corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
ir.'i acres south of Laurens. near
j. md schools and church. Come at
on co. >
Two elegant farms near McDanlel'a
mill, well Improved, 72 acres and 62
Ii res, tine neighborhood, schools and
c i- a. 'Ohes.
A number of farms and other prop,
erty for sale, see us before you pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
W. B. KNIGHT
4tt0rne\ and counsellor at law
LAURENS, S. C.
Office up-stairs in Barksdale Building
next door to Palmetto Bank.
THE OLD SULLIVAN
TOWNSHIP R. R. BONES
"Citizen" Thinks The County Should
Nhure In This Burden of Tuxes.
The Figures Given.
Editor The Advertiser:
Some time during the last winter
or spring I wrote the following article
which I hope you will repuhllsh. It
was written of n.y own volition and
with no sort of motive hut with the
hope that justice might be done to the
people of Sullivan township.
The legislature very properly sub
mitted the question of whether or not
the county will assume the payment of
these bonds, to the people of the coun
ty to be voted on at the approaching
general election which comes In Nov.
The question Is suomitted in the
following form to wit:
Assumption of Sullivan bonds "Yes".
Assumption of Sullivan bonds "No."
I feel nssured that every one who
has given this subject any thought,
together with all those who will now
familiarize themselves at all with the
question could not have escaped or
cannot escape the conclusion that the
county should vote "yes", and as be
fore said, "as an act of simple justice"
assume this debt.
O. CJ. Thompson,
October 10, 1910.
Those who read the article of Mr.
T. P. Cothran in reference to the rail
road bonds of Oak Lawn and Dunkin
townships, in your Issue of the 8th,
i could hardly have failed to be remlnd
? ed that Sullivan township occupies a
, position precisely similar, in every re
j spect. In this old bond obligation, to
that of Oak Lawn and Dunkln; ex
| cept, that these two are In Greenville
I and Sullivan is in Laurens.
Mr. Cothran's statement and reason
i ing Is clear and conclusive. In stat
ing the case of Sullivan, we cannot
avoid adopting the line of his argu
ment or statement, and may appropri
ate some of his language.
The Sullivan bond issue and the
legislation and litigation connected
with it are familiar to our people.
Away back in the eighties Sullivan
issued bonds to a large amount in aid
of the Atlantic, Greenville and West
' ei n railroad. "By a great blunder
these bonds were not made condition
al upon the operation of the road,
but were issued and delivered before
I the work was done." The road was
j never built. What followed is fa
: miliar to all. as before intimated.
Upon the deliverance of the I'll I ted
States Supreme court, that the bonds
must he paid, and a compromise hav
ing been effected with the holders,
new bonds were issued by Sullivan
to the amount of $19,500, payable at
the expiration of 50 years, with in
terest at the rate of 5V6 I?ei* cent.
To pay interest on these bonds, and
at the same time provide a sinking
fund for their ultimate liquidation, an
anual tax of 4 mills is levied upon
the property of Sullivan township.
The valuation of the property of the
township Is $443,480. The special
levy amounts this year to $ 177:'..92.
"If the road had been built the
county as a whole would have re
ceived the benefit of the taxes collect
ed from the road," ami of course the
townships other than Sullivan would
have received their pro rata of these
taxes. "Other bmuis m aid of rail
roads have been issued in the county."!
There were bonds to the amount of |
$140,500 Issued in the early eighties
in aid of the Port Royal & Western
Carolina railroad, traversing the coun
ty from the Saluda to the city of Lau
rens and from Laurens to Spartan
burg and from Laurens to Oreonvllle.
These bonds originally bore 7 per
cent interest and required $H>.i7."> to
pay the annual interest: $15,000 of
them have been paid leaving out
standing $134,500, Of these $100,000
have been refunded at 4V6 I'm* cent,
interest. There is now oil hand $".0,
000 to pay on the first instalment that
will fall due.
"These being county and not town
ship bonds, the annual interest Is paid
by all townships." and although nei
ther of these railroads touch Sullivan
she Is forced to contribute her pro
rata to pay the Interest oil these
"Even If the railroad had been built i
and the people" (I am using Mr.
Cothran's language largely) of Suiii
van had gotten the b >n dlt of a rail
road through their se t!on. Sullivan
would not be upon an equal footing
with the other townships, for Sullivan
contributes to pay the interest on
bonds tor railroads which do not
touch her, while other townships
would not have been helping Sullivan
to pay the Interest upon the bonds of
her railroad, while getting a pro rata
benefit or the taxes upon the railroad.
Sullivan "by the fate or events" got
1 no railroad, yet pays interest on her
bonds and helps the other townships
to carry their burdens.
Now. we have believed tor all these
years thnt as an act of simple justice
? the county as a whole should assume
this Sullivan township debt. For 25
years Sullivan has been paying her
annual contingent for other railroads
In the county that nie a considerable
distance from her territory and It Is
but fair that the county should step
in and assume this debt.
The amount required yearly to meet
this obligation?interest and sinking
fund?amounts to about $1700, wbich
on a total county valuation of $6,833,
551 would call for a small additional
levy of (Vi) on-fourth of one mill
or 25 cents on the $1000.
UNION OF EXOREE PRESBI.TERY.
Annual Mcctimr Now in Session In
Greenville. October '.*.?At the Sec
ond Presbyterian church on October
ii, 12 and i.; the Woman's Missionary
Union of the Ehioree Presbytery will
hold its eleventh annual meeting.
About 35 delegates representing the
churches in the lOnoree district, are'
expected, these will be entertained
by the First and Second and Palmer
Presbyterian churches of Greenville.
Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens.
Union, and a part of Cherokee coun
I ties form the Knoree Presbytery, and i
the women of the churches in this
, section are doing a great work in the
I The first session opens at 4:30 p.
m., October 11. The delegates are
enrolled and a social half hour ob
I served. At eight p. m., an address
j of welcome will be delivered by K. P.
Davis, and Rev. P. F. Price, a foreign
missionary, will also make an ad.
On October 12. at \):?,0 a. in., the
business session of the meeting will
be held. At three p. m., questions
of interest will be discussed and a1
few talks made by some of the la
dies. At eight p. in., the choir will
give a praise service followed by an
address and short talks to young
The sixth session will be held at
9:30 a. in., October 13, when the un
finished business will come up and
i the committee on resolutions will
I make their report.
The officers Of the Union are: Mrs.
W. VV. Simpson, Woodruff, president;
.Mrs. William Austin. Cross Hill, vice
president: Mrs. J, W. Allen, Spartan
bug, secretary; Mrs. ,1. O. C. Flem
ing. Laurens. treasurer.
DON'T BE UALI).
Nearly Anyone May Secure a Splendid
(?run Hi of Hair.
We have a remedy that has a record
of growing hair and curing baldness
in 1)3 out of every lot) cases where used
according to directions for a reasona
ble length of time. That may Beeilt
like a strong statement it is, and
we mean it to be. and no one should
doubt it until they have put our claims
to an actual test.
We are so certain Rexall "93" Hair
Tonic will cure dandruff, prevent bald
ness, stimulate the scalp and hair
roots, stop falling hair and grow new
] hair, that we personally give our posi
, tive guarantee to refund every penny
! paid us for it in every Instance where
it does not give entire satisfaction to
Rexall "!?:!" Hair Tonic is as pleas
ant tf) use as clear spring water. It
is delightfully perfumed, and does not
grease\or gum the hair. Two sizes.
50c and $1.00. With our guarantee
back of it. you certainly take no risk.
Sold only at our store-Tim Rexall
Store. The Laurens Drug Co.
NEW COURSE AT CLINTON.
Teachers of County Offered Course
The Presbyterian college at Clinton
Is giving to its students this year for
the Jirst time a course in Pedngogy,
under Dr. D. .1. Brlmm. Feeling that
this course might possibly be of ben.
elil to some of the teachers in Laurens
county, we offer it to them on follow
ing terms: the only charge is the
payment of the incidental-fee. live dol
lars on entering and live dollars in
January; the (lass will meet each
Saturday, at 10:30 A. M . at the
college building, and from an hour
to an hour ami a half will he devoted
to each recitation. This course i
for teachers only, and none of oui
regular college students will be ill
this class; tcachel*S taking this special
class will bo enrolled In our catalogue
as Special Students or Normal Stu
dents. We trust that the time is so
arranged that some of the teachers <?
the county will be able to avail them
selves of the offer. Six of the teach
ers of the Clinton Graded school will
take the course. For any further In
A. I'. Spencer.
Georglii'Caroliiui l air.
Do not forget the Georgia-Carolina
Fair. Augusta. Go., Nov. 7 -1L'. I (HO.
Low round tili? rates via ('. K- W. C.
By. Thickets on sale. Nov. 6th to 11th
and for trains to arrive Augusta before
noon of the I2tlt, final limit Nov. I <th.
For schedule etc. call on ticket agents,
General Passenger Agent.
sjft Broad st.
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SOLD BY DRUGGISTS f VF RWffl 51
Now is the time to Build or Repair
your houses. We have a complete
line of building; material and we will
make it to your interest to call and
get our prices and see our lumber be
fore placing: your bill.
Gray & Easterby
LAURENS, S. C.
BIG LAND SALE!
I Offer You the Following::
219 acres of land bounded on north
by .Mrs. Milton Robertson, on south by
J. M. Philpot, east by Mrs. Martin and
on west by It. P. Terry and others.
Price $10.00 per acre.
One nine-room new dwelling, fin
ished throughout, 4 acres of land, sit
anted in town o' Crlss Hill, prlct|
$4,000.00 .terms made right.
25 acres land, 5-room dwelling, barn
and out buildings. Adjoining land ol
Qeorge Wilson. Price $775.00.
200 acres fine farm land, 2 1-2 mile?
of Laurens, on road leading to Clin
ton. - mile of Parks station, seven
horse farm In cultivation. Good dwell
ing and tenant houses. Price ant
terms made right.
acres land, four-room cottage ni
Watts mill, price $i,:i00.
1 twelve room dwelling with water
works (routing North Harper street
known as Owlngs' boarding house
Price and terms made right.
2 acres land. !? room dwelling, N
Harper street, bounded by lands ol
Allen Brnmlett, Owlngs & Bobo ami
Mock street. See me for price.-.
04 act es land, one building, bound
ed by lands of Mrs. Boyd, S. 0. Lenk<
and others. Prices and terms innd<
?17 acres land, bounded by lands 0
Friendship church, Joe Wasson, .1. A
("oats and others, Price $30 00 p< i
r.;t acres, town of Lnnford, dwolllnt
and out-huildlngs, nicely located over
looking town of Knoree. Price
50 acres land hounded by lands o.jj
Walter Nnsll, and BufUs Gray, dwell ij
ing and out-huildlngs. Price $20.01
7h acres of land bounded by bind;
of Jim Ad Moore, Will lludgens am.
others, cottage house. '?" acres undei
cultivation. Pi ice $1,700.00.
C5V-! acres land, hounded by lands ol
Albert Burns and others, 5-room
dwelling, tenant house, barn and out
buildings, Price $40.00 per acre.
7V acres on Reedy River, bounded
by lands of .lames Downey, Will Cald<
well and others. With tenant house,
Price $20 per acre. Terms made easy
I.07 acres of land in Scuflletown
township near Byrds Cross Roads,
hounded by lands of M. B. Poole, Will
J. Adalr, Will Myers and others, known
as the Yarborough place, 3 dwellings,
8 room dwelling, on Centennial St.,
:iiuton, S. C, with Si hundredths of
in acre of land, known as the Ql'iflln
150 ncres land, one-half mile of Dial
ihurch, with a handsome dwelling,
enant houses and good out-buildings.
Come quick If you want this place.
Price $50 per acre.
50 ncres land near OreenPond
church, bounded by the Yeargla es
tate and others, nice G-room cottage
and out buildings. Price $35.00 pur
52 acres near Dials church, bound
ed by la -ds of Ludy Abercrombie, L.
1). Curry and others. Price $35 00
92% acres of land near Tumbling
Shoals; hounded by lands of W. 1).
and .1. 0. Sullivan; 8-room dwelling;
good out-buildlngs. Price $22.50 per
2,/6 acres of land, C-room cottage
nicely located in the town ol (J: i y
Court, with one of the finest wells of
water in town. Price $2,300.
2 lots Watts cotton
street fronting, 150 by
50 ft., price
J. N. LEAK
The "Land Man
7-1V4 acres of land near Croon Pond
?hutch. ^ room cottflge, with fine barn
uid out-huildlngs, (.room tenant
ion te, bounded b.v lands of Jno. Tay?
or, Mrs. Abercrombie, mid .luo. Curry.
Price $00.00 per acre.
I ? :?1.. acres of li ud bounded by
lands of Bryson place. Deo Bailey,
llamp Holland and tilers; 5-room
dwelling, :.' tenant houses; good bain
and OUl-bllildihgs; Known as the Old
!Ferguson place, owned :>t present by
Will P.. Motu. Price $27.50 per aero,
One S-room dwelling iti city of Lau
rens. No. 330 Hampton street. PrlCe
150 acres land hounded by lands otf Five room cottage on Onrlillgton
Ludy Mills, L. B. Burns and V. A. street, city of Laurens. Price only
Mills. Price $30 per acre. ? $l,50a.00
?".I nc.'CS land bounded by land- of
Bohert Nash and others. Price $20.( )
121 ncres land, bounded by lands (,t
.1. N. Leak, Cnpt. Martin and others;
C-room cottage, one tenant hoine,
Price $30.00 per acre.
107 fiCros of land hounded by lands
M. II. Holder, w. i>. Abereroinhlo, and
others; x room dwelling, tenant
house, good barn and out-building
Price $25,00 per acre. Terms: $1,0 I
cash, remainder in live equal Insta ?
50 acres land, well located ill to ??
of Lnnford, (i-room dwelling, 1 teno: .
house. Ollt-hllildillgS, Pi if e $ :..".<)?'
si down cash, balance on easy pay
I~7 acres land, hounded by lands ot
s. H. and M. 13, Johnson, one mile of
Friendship church, Sullivan township;
Two dwellings, rood barn and out.
buildings, Price $30.00 per acre.
f. acres, 5 miles from City of La :
reps, bounded by lands ol A. Huff,
John Brown & Palloy land. S ho
farm in cultivation, well siipi lied ??? i
tenant houses. I'rlco ri^iil and terlUi
2l"n acre.; land, hounded by lands of
Dnniel South. Davis land, Miss West
and others, known as the Collen Lrtrlc
homestead, 7-room dwelling and ?' tei -
ant houses. I'rlco mad.; right. '!<?:::.<
313 acres land. W'j miles below F,
I). M. Shaw's place, good dwoll.'ag i '
burn, 5 tenant houses, 215 acres
cultivation, good school near by; 2*4
miles to Waterloo, same distance to
Cold Point. Price $35.00 acre. Good
If you do not see listed above what you need, see me and I will try and get
it for you. Let your wants be known. If you have land to sell, place it in my
hands. People come to me for land.
J. N. LEAK
Gray Court, S. C