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LAVRENS) S. GL OCTOBER 12, 1910.
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The new passenger trains and the
revised svchedule on the (\ A YV. C.
and the (\. N. & L. railways are chang
es upon which the two railroads are
to be congratulated. The schedule as
it now stands Is very satisfactory.
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The lyceum course given by the
graded school Is given for a cause
well worthy of strong support from
the people of Laurens. Supt. Jones
who has an eye always for the better
ment of our school system, has Inau
gurated this method of making money
that he might be able to beautify the
interior of the school-building and to
enlarge the library?two very Import
ant lines or improvement.
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The eity of Greenwood has issued
on attractive booklet, setting forth
in a comprehensive and pleasing style
the resources of this hustling Pied
mont town. It contains a thorough
review of Greenwood's enterprises,
with plotos of the main business hous
es end many handsome residences.
The work comes from the presses of
the Greenwood Index and upholds in
every particular their reputation for
"printing that pleases."
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From some sections of the county
we have received kicks on the short
n? ss and Incompleteness of our cor
respondent s letters, a few readers
claiming that they do not cover the
news of the entire section. In justice
to our correspondents and to the Ad
vertiser we would say iaat it is hardly
to be expected that a person writing
mainly because of hi> or her interest ?
in the paper should cover the entire
section throughly. Consequently we
depend, to a certain extent, upon oth-|
ers than our regular contributors for
complete news. Any item of interest ;
that you might hand to our corres- j
por.dents will be highly appreciated1
both by them and by The Advertiser.
We are proud of our present corps of
corifspondents and a little assistance
by individuals mar them would make
us even prouder.
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-FOR THE HONOIt OF LACHENS,"
Fnder the above appropriate head
line, our local comtemporary publish
ed last week an editorial from which,
with entire and most hearty concur
r< ace, we quote:
"It has been a long time, indeed,
since any proposition placed before
the people of Laurens has met with
such immediate and general approval
<".s that to enclose and improve and
beautify the graveyard.
.-'tailing with an appeal through the
newspapers, the first overt act was
done when the ladies of the Civic
league determined to give the project 1
the weight of thlr powerful influence; |
and, almost r.t the moment that they!
put the facts and their plans Bquarely
before the community. Laurens re-'
Fponded?as she always has. and.
please God. always will?to the call,
The expense involved is so small
as to be absolutely insignificant if;
borne in common by all who have \
a kindred interest there: whereas the
cost and the trouble added together'
are as nothing compared to what we
habitually bestow on our living lo.
bnes and in particular on Olirselvt
it is not. thorefor* merely a quti-l
tlon of B.entlment a matter for the
Civic League t> struggh along with,
it is a profound qu stion affecting
the every day life and duty of each |
one of us; and every man and woman,
old and young, in Laurens ought to
constitute a self*appolnted committee!
Of One to lend ? very possible effort
towards this most laudable uiulertak
Big With tnon y and with time and
wotk and most : 'tlcularly and con-;
L?nuously With words of encourage*
All honor to (he (ilvlc League, fori
they are the pioneers r.nd to them be
longs the credit ol having rous d the
?Community from a lethargy into which
it Is devoutly to be wished there may
lie-. < i be a return.
Hut. now that the question is square* j
ly before us and the Issue is plainly
joined, it is our manifest and undenia
ble duty tO act and continue to act.
so that we may be not unworthy of
those who went 1 eforc us?remember,
ing always that. In honoring the men
and women of a day that is dead, we
honor ourselves indeed."v
The Herald is eminently correct
throughout; for, as has been repeated
ly pointed out In these columns, the
question is absolutely fundamental
and can be answered In but one way.
The movement, possessing as it
does so much Intrinsic merit, should
not be permitted to lag for a single
moment; but, on the contrary, the
concerted effort now so active should
be uninterruptedly continued until
there has been perfected a permanent
?whose function It will be to forever
protect and keep clean and beautiful
the place whore lie tiif bodies of our
It can be done.
It will be done and tnat without de
lay unless we totally misinterpret
what seems to be the now thoroughly
awakened and solemnly determined
public sentiment of this community!
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HEALTH AND SCHOOL.
Every child in the public schools
of Spartanburg. nearly 3.000 in num
ber. Will undergo a careful physical
examination wit'.in the next few
weeks. This admirable move is in
directly the result ol the actitin ol
the school authorities in the town Of
'Seneca, where astonishing results rel
ative to the health of the children,
were obtained last year when physi
cians made a thorough study of the
school Children's health. The b< :e ti
dal results obtained in Seneca have
led Sumter and Spartanburg to take
up the movement. The progressive
ness of these three towns as well as
the good results obtained give ample
proof that it is a movement worthy ol
continuation throughout the State.
In Seneca the examination of the
children revealed certain unhealthy
physical conditions, tnat. had they
been allowed to remain unattended to.
would eventually have Incaparitated
the children for doin" any school
work properly. Parent were aston
ished to learn that their children. Were
using only one eye, when apparently
both were In perfect erudition. Some
were found to be near-sighted, a con
dition that invariably hampers both
child and teacher. Many other de
fects, some internal, of which the par
ents were totally unaware, were
brought to light by these examinations.
There is nothing more essential to
intellectual growth than a sound body.
No child laboring under an unknown
or an unrealized deformity, can be ex
pected to keep up in a class of strong,
healthy boys and girls. That how
ever, every parent knows, but every
parent does not know the true physi
cal condition of the child. It should
bo km,"-?) and thoroughly and for that
reason, these examinations have been
held in Seneca, Spartanburg and Sum
The movement in Spartanburg was
bogun by the medical soiiety there.
Three physicians, all prominent in
their profession, have volunteered to
do the work free of charge. Despite
a loss of much time that their practice
assures would be profitable to them,
these men are doing this free but with
the satisfying realization that they are
aiding in a line cause. May this move
ment spread throughout the State and
may I^aurens be among the first to as
sist in its growth.
THE TORBENS SYSTEM.
The Greenwood Index.
The Index was ^eHjrhted tc ncte in
last weeks Laurens Adveitteer a
strong endorsement of the Torrens
system of land registration from such
a clear-headed lawyer as A. C. Todd,
Esq., of the Laurens liar. Newspapers
all over the country have been saying
the Torrens system of registering
titles to real estate was greatly need
ed and all thr.t sort of thing and yet
few of them have said anything about
what the system was or why it is bet
ter and equally as safe as the cum
bersome system we now have. Mr.
Todd is a lawyer of ability and Is not
hide-bound by traditiolns. He has look
ed into the Torrens system and knows
;t is a good thing. Most good law
yers are of the same opinion. Few
of them are influenced by the selfish
motive that a good fee may be lost, in
the future, in looking up ? records."
Looking over the files of this paper
for the year 1902 recently the writer
noted that much was copied from the
Richmond Times-Dispatch in The In.
dex that year in favor of the Torrens
system and that editorially it was en
dorsed. And further that complaint
was made editorially that none of its
South Carolina contemporaries would
take enough interest in the matter to
loin The Index in arousing Interest in
the system, dallies as well as weeklies,
it is refreshing and encouraging to see
such str?ng sentiment existing in its
favor as is manifest today not only
In this state but all over the country.
Wash That itch Away.
It is said that there are certain
springs in Europe that give relief and
cure to Eczema and othor skin dis
eases, if you knew that by washing
in these waters you could be relieved
from that awful itch, wouldn't you
make every effort to take a tili? to
Europe at once? Would you not be
willing to spend your last cent to find
Hut you need not leave home for
these distant BpringS, Relief is right
here In your own home town!
A simple wash of Oil of Wintergreen
Thymol and other ingredients as com
pounded only in I). D. D Prescription
will bring instant teller to that terri
ble burning itch, and leave the skin
as smooth and healthy as that of a
If you have not already tried It. get
at least a 25 cent bottje today. We as
sure you of Instant relief.
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
given instant relief and an absolute cure
in all cases of Asthma. Bronchitis, and
Hay Fever. Sold by druggists ; mail on
receipt of price fi.oo.
Trial TackaRp by mall 10 cents.
WHJJAMS MFG. CO., Prot?.. CLvcLad. Okio
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens. 8. C.
THE COURT HOUSE.
Editor Laurens Advertiser:
I read in your paper of last week
an article from Borne one In regard to
our court house which expresses my
thoughts and tells the truth. Mr.
Humbert the supervisor ought to
weigh well the matter or putting a
large sum of money on the present
court house as it is very plain that it
is impossible to make suitable offices
out of the present building. The
clerk's, sheriff's, probate nnd nudbor's
officers are located between two thick
walls, too close togei'.ier to make a
comfortable offce out of them without
tearing down those inner walls. The
moment you do thai, you weaken the
: building. The ollices could not be made
! comfortable nnd sanltory. The por
l ticoes to the court house are not let
| into the main building which is in th*>
shape of a square Irilt SUIUply built
to the original building and the cracks
are there to show for themselves. I
think the jury rooms are the same
way. just added to the main part of
the building. The addition of 20 or
30 thousand dollars would give this
building a clumsy shape and still your
offices would be unsuitable.
The plan I advocate along with the
correspondent of last week is to sell
the present court house to the city of
Laurens for a city hall and public li
brary and build a new court house in
front of the jail on Main street. The
legislature could authorize the sinking
fund commission to make a loan to
the county sufficient to build a splen
did court house at a low rate of Inter
est. In my opinion it would be large
ly a waste of money to spend 50 thous
and dollars on the old court house.
We would never feel the additional tax
necessary to pay interest and sinking
fund on $75,000 for a new court house
This is a (tuestion for our members
j of the legislature am; I hope Mr.
1 Humbert will go slowly and dcliber
' ately in this matter before he makes
i contract for repairing the present
I bullding. 1 call attention to the pub
i lie that it is a difficult matter to hear
the proceedings in the court house
when there is much noise on the
streets. The noise is painful to those
engaged in the business of the court.
Twice the appropriation would give us
a new court house that we would be
proud of and the old one could be
sold for one-third of the necessary
loan to build a new one. Let the pub
lic consider this matter and talk out.
AT HEAD OK IIA LEI (HI CONCERN".
W, A. MedI..ck Becomes Manager of
Wholesale Drug House.
Mr. W. A. Medlock. whose rapid rise
as a druggist has been a source of
much gratification to his Lauren
friends, has become manager of a
large wdiolc-sale drug company at Ra
leigh. The Raleigh News and Ob
s?rver of October 7 contained the fol
lowing announcement regarding Mr.
Medlock and his new work:
Announcing a complete reorganiza
tion and change of management, the
Acme Drug Co.. of this city, begins
this month with a new and progressive
policy and the new ownership prom
ises to make the company one of the
largest and most progressive wholesale
drug compalnes In the State. The
entire interests of the former manage
ment have been bought by progressive
citizens and Mr. W. A. Medlock, of
Meridian. Miss., recommended as one
of the most experienced and among
the foremost men in the wholesale
drug business in that State, has ar
rived in Raleigh to manage the com
pany. The peronal and business
commendation given to Mr. Medlock
by the citizens of Meridian, assures
him a warm welcome In Raleigh. The
company will continue at its present
location on east Martin street, and
will conduct an exclusively wholesale
business and will appeal for business
on business principles only.
Lecture ?m Hol) I.ami.
There will be given at Chestnut
RldgO Church an Illustrated lecture
on the Holy Lam' on Tuesday night
after the third Sunday in October.
Pastor Leaves Orn.
Rev. B. H. Crier pastor of the As
sociate Reformed Presbyterian church
at Ora, has accepted a call to Cam
den, Ala., and will leave for that field
on the 12th of this month.
FALLING fl MIL
Can Knsllj lie Stopped; Also Dand'tiif
nnd Itching Scalp.
If Parisian Sage doe.m't stop falling
hair, itching scalp, and eradicate 'an.
druff in two weeks the Laurens Li.'iA
Co. stands ready to refund your money
without argument or red tape of nny
Parisian Sage will put a fascinating
radiance into any woman's hair in a
Susanne Catahan. of Hotel Royal.
Bucyrus. Ohio, on March 25. 1910.
wrote: "Mother's hair began to come
out very badly and her scalp was so
sore it was very hard to do anything
for It. Parisian Sage proved a grand
success every way. Her hair Btopped
coming out. dandruff all disappeared,
soreness all left the scalp and her
hair Is coming In again very nicely."
Idirge bottle 50 cents at I<aurens Drug
We are showing gome unusual val
ues In Rugs and Art Squares, they are
' s M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Tbc Old Farm.
The ancieut barn with its el.. pboards
Has for well-nigh fifty yean
Sheltered its wealth of fragrant hay
And wealth of golden ears.
The swallow? dart thro' the open |
Just the same as in years gone by,
When we rode around o*er the thrash
And trod out the wheat and rye.
On rainy days oft a merry throng
Of children gathered here
And with hunting eggs and games and
The gloom gave way to cheer. ,
In its lofty mows we often played,
In the days of long ago.
And peered 'lieth the rafters half
Lest some goblin lurked below.
Hail! dear old barn, 'neath thy shelt
Sweet echoes dwell, and sing
To my list'ning ear. and my heart re
Fond mem'ries of youth's glad
8 OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
Notice?COPYRIGHT Flour Is the
HIGHEST grade of Patent Flour,
when you use Copyright you have the
BEST, that can be made from wheat.
Wanted?A good white helper want
ed to sew. Male of female. Phone 321
or call on D. Isacoff. tailor. 11-lt
Notice?As Thursday. October 13 is
a .lewish holidays my tailoring estab
lishment will be closed. However.!
will be open for business on Friday.
D. Isacoff, Laurens, S. C. 11-lt
Wanted?Bright boy?under 15 years |
easy work, splendid business training,!
will not interfere with studies. Ap
ply A. A. Leibold. Owings House, cor.
Caroline and South St. 11-lt
For Sale?Ohe farm of 512 acres,
more or less, 9-room dwelling, known
as Joel Smith place. Near Ware
Shoals. If not sold before, will be
sold first Monday In December at
Laurens. 11-.",t pd
Lost?Thursday. Oct C. between Ora
Station and W. M. Bryson's gin house,
one gentleman size open face gold
watch. Suitable reward if returned
to O. L. Hunter. 11-2t
For Sale?S. C. Rhode Island Reds.
It pullets. 2 cockrels, deep red. well
marked, splendid layers. Call of write)
J. M. Todd, Gray Court. S. C. R. F. D.
No. 3. ll-ltpd
For Sale?Red rust-proof seed oats
for sale. Apply to Jno. T. Stokes,
Mountville, S. C. i0-2t|
Seed Wheat?The Byrdville Dairy
and Stock farm has 150 bushels of
Blue Stem wheat for sale. W. D. Byrd,
Laurens. R. F. D. No. 3. 9-tf
For Rent?Nice eight-room modern
dwelling, two blocks from square, wa
ter works and electric lights in house.
See Dr. Dial. 10- it
Notice?Large monument and un
veiling scene photographs. 25 cents |
each at McCord's Studio., Laurens. S.
For Sale?Eleven mules, ten head of
cattle, lot of hogs and pigs, also three
good farms for rent. Apply to W. D.
Putnam, Barksdale, S. C. 10-2tp
For Rent?Modern, nice eight room
dwelling, two blocks of Square. Wa
ter works and electric lights in house.
See Dr. Dial, Laurens. S. C. 9-4t
For Sale -Seed oats?applcr and red
rust proof oats, at 75c per bushel. Ap
plv to A. P. Fuller. Mountville. S. C.
For County Auditor.
I am a candidate in the approach- [
ing special primary for the office of
county auditor, subject to the result]
of said election.
ALEX N. Bit AM LETT.
I hereby announce myself as candi
date for auditor of Laurens county and
promise to a'dde by the results of the
special Democratic primary.
R. M. BROWN LEE
I most respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for the nomination in
the special primary for the olfice of
county nuditor. and hereby agree to
abide by the result of the same.
j. ROSS DOR ROIL
I hereby announce? my candidacy
for the ottice of county auditor, sub
ject to the decision of the voters in
the special Democratic primary elec
W. H. GILKERSON, SR.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of auditor sub
ject to the result of the special pri
CLARENCE L. HAMMETT.
i hereby announce myself as candi
date for the olfice of nuditor of Lau
rens county in the coming special
primary and promise to abide by the
results of the same.
JOHN A. MAHON.
' hereby announce myself as a can
didate for county auditor, subject to
the rules governing the nomination
of said office. MARGITS 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
election. J. WADDY THOMPSON.
I most respectfully announce myself
as candidate for auditor Of Laurens
county, subject to tne decision of the
voters In the special Democratic pri
mary. B. MARVIN WOLFF.
Prof. Chas. F. Brooks, superintend,
ent of the Ninety Six graded schools
spent Saturday and Sundny at his old
home near Gray Court.
Citation for Letten) of Administration.
State of South Carolina,
Conntjr Of I.aureus.
By O. G. Thompson. Probate Judge:
Whereas, Clarence E. Kennedy made
suit to me to grant him Letters of Ad
ministration of the estate and efTecta
of Jane Starnes.
These are. therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the Said Jane Starnei?
deceased, that they be and appear be
fore in'1, in the court of probate, to be
held at Laurens C. H., S. C. on the
25th day of October next, after pub.
lication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
I forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Goven under my hand this 11th day
of October Anno Domini 1910.
O. O. Thompson,
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MAYOR ROTHSCHILD, born in Frankfort, Germany, in 1743,
and founder of the Great Rothschild fortunes the greatest on earth
? peddled from house to house when a boy.
He saved his money. Economy and INTEREST, at low rates,
made this great fortune.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. H. Roper, Cashier
We want to do your
and all other work in the Tin
and Sheet Iron Line
We will sell you a better grade of
than you have been using at the same price.
We make anything to order out of Sheet Metal
Be sure and see our Metal Shingles before roof
ing your residence.
Yours for better work and material.
Gray Block, Sullivan St. - Laurens, S. C.
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Have opened a full line of Black and Colored
Wool Dress Goods, Ginghams, Outings and
Flannelettes, Hosiery, Underwear, Table Linen
and Towels. Also a complete line of Domestic
Goods of every description.
Special values in Ladies' and Misses Sweat
ers will arrive this week at
W. G. Wilson & Co.