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l.AI KENS, S. C? JANUARY I, 1911.
When waking new year resolutions
don't forget the new cotton mill.
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Make a few resolutions and then
resolve to keep them.
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New Year resolution: We will have
tlioHo two mills before the year Is
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South Carolina also holds the Amer
ican record for an acre's production
of politics. The Columbia State.
Where was it made?
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Mr. NY. W. Ball has resigned as a
trustee of the South Carolina Indus
trial BChool at Florence. We do not
know the reason of the resignation;
but the friends of thai institution
Should look upon it With regret, he
cause W. W. Ball is a source of
strength to any hoard with which he
might be affiliated. -Y'orkvllle En
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CONSUMPTION AT PKN1TKNTIAVY.
Closely following our Inquiry Into
the real "serious illness" of Herman
B. King, i!: i Greenwood County con
vict who was paroled from the pan*
ftentlary a few days before Christmas,
the following dispatch appealed in
the Greenville "Dally Piedmont":
Columbia, Dec. 80.?-The paroling of
Herman E. King of Greenwood county
by Governoi Ansel has caused sever
al of the papers to ask questions about
conditions In the penitentiary. One
l>aper suggests that an Investigation
he held to ascertain what the "serious
illness" is that confronts convicts in
prison. King was threatened wltV
consumption and was released. There
ave no unhealthy conditions at the
State prison however, and an investi
gation would show this. Convicts com
ing from the mountains and open
country are often subject to tubercu
losis, just as anybody would be if re
moved from the open to inclosed walls.
But the prison is sanitary In every
way. It has one of the best hospitals
in the South, splendid facilities and
ihe beat of physicians. A convict with
consumption is given better treatment
In the penitentiary than he could pos.
sibly receive In his own home. There
Is no reason to believe that there are
more consumptives in the State pris
on than may be found in any similar
group of men who are confined to in
door work. The difference is that the
public hears of the cases here and
does not hear of them clslewbere."
The Information in that articles Is
exactly what we wanted. The first
report of the paroling of King said
that he was suffering with a "sei ions
illness' and no mention was made of
che nature of the llln >S8.
We are not trying to s'ir up any
gnat hubbub about the penitentiary,
Doubtless as the above article says,
the Conditions there are fairly sani
tary, hut the trealm.-111 of Tuberculo
sis necessitates a care and precaution
unlike many discuses and If this care
is tQkeil a great deal of suffering
caused by It could be avoided. Doubt
less the consumptives are given bet
ter treatment than they cottlld receive
in their own homes, but is the all-nec
essary precaution taken to guard the
other prisoners? Are the prisoners
allowed lO expectorate proiniscously
and, it not, aro the spittoons sterilized;
and disinfected, If these and other!
precautions are nol taken the call will
bo continuous I'm pardons for con-'
Of course, it may be said that thos ?
precautions are not taken by people
outside the prison walls, hut that is
no reason why the state penitentiary,
where so many are crowded together,
rhotlld not have every rule enforced to
guard against the spread of the dis
SUpt. Griffith is among our best
State officials and we hop > that he
will see to it thai the healthy convicts
are protected from the diseased.
THE TORRENS SYSTEM.
As the time approaches for the as
sembling of our legislative it becomes
more and more advisable for our coun
ty papers to stress, upon their re
spective delegations, the need of giv
ing serious consideration to the pres.
ent demand for the adoption of the
'I'm rens System of land registration.
A great deal has been said of late
in favor of the adoption of this sys
tem and not yet has any one come out
with arguments against it. There
seems to bo no real reason why it
should not be Introduced into South
Carolina, or at least there seems to
be none who are able to put forth any
logical reasons against It. Judging
from the lack of open opposition to
the Idea so far. However, a feeling Is
abroud that there will bo strong and
powerful forces at work in the legis
lature which will exert great strength
against Its adoption, From where this
opposition is coming no one has yet
said, but it is sufficient to knew that
the plans for such an opposition are
being made. The motives behind the
opposition are evidently selfish and
are not such as would guaranteo to
those behind the movement much fav
or If they were known. If there were
real and plausible reasons for the op
position those reasons would be open
Now, we feel that the Laurens coun
ty delegation Is not mixed up in the
opposition to this movement. Wc feel
that they are men of too much intel
ligence, who really feel the interest
of their constituency at heart. They
must realize that the Torrens System
is a system that will work for the good
of st 11 classes of our people and es
pecially for the vjood of those of the
poore of our land owners upon whom
the politicians oftenest call for sup
port. It is true that its adoption will
temporarily deprive the legal profes
sion of a certain amount of fees, but
there are few members of that pro
fession who feel the responsibility
that rests with them and believe in
the honorable standards of their pro
fession but would overlook the tem
porary loss in fees, by so doing, to
enhance the wealth and prosperity of
their neighbors, knowing that their
neighbors prosperity guarantees their
own. If ever a measure was before
the public thai the politicians should
feel safe in supporting, depending up
m that action to guarantee in the fu
ture the support of the farmers and
landowners, the measure inauguarat
ing the Torrens System Is that one and
If they fall to support it they should
he called to account and made to show
their reasons for their failure.
Now it is not believed that the leg
islature can formulate ant- put into
action in one year a complete system
of this kind but they can take a for
ward step and this year is the time
If the Lnurens delegation has any
objection to this system, they should
make their position < rear to the peo
ple. It is a measure that must bo
considered before going to Columbia
for the time which will be necessary
to give it a thorough study will not
be available after the session opens.
One of Laurens' prominent attor
neys has been among the leaders in
furthering this movement and the
Laurens county delegation should be
the first to give it their endorstnent.
ME KT THEIR DEATH
(Continued from Page ono.)
engine being torn loose.
Only a few farmers and aids saw
Moisant hurled to his death, but Hox
sey's end came before the horrified
gaze of thousands who had come out
In tlte pleasant afternoon to watch
the blrdman darting here and there
through the air.
The day's pleasure ended when an
announcer, sadly lifting his mega
phone, droned out the message:
"Arch lloxsey has been killed. There
>vill be no more flying today."
Mrs. c. m. Hoxsey, of Pasadena,
Cal. missed by a mere accident seeing
her son meet his death. She had ar
ranged to take her first aeroplane ride
witii her son today. Some detail of
importance in her household detained
her and word of the accident was tak
en to her by Roy Knabensbue and
Thomas Jackson, of the Wright Com
old soldier Tortured.
"For years I suffered unspeakable
torture from indigestion, constipation
and liver trouble." wrote A. K. Smith,
a war veteran at Erie, Pa., "but Dr.
King's New Idle Pill:: fixed niC alii
right. They're simply great." Try
them for any stomaseh. liver or kid
ney trouble Only 2FiC at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
OYSTER SITPKH AT ARMORY.
Trajuhn in (.'nurds lime a Jovial Time
nf Christmas Celebration.
The Traynham Guards "Joined
around the camp fire" in the armory
Saturday night and held an oyster
supper. Everything was prepared by
lIn- company cooks and the viands
were eaten from the company kitchen
and dining utensils. While it was not
intended to lie an elaborate affair it
was such a supper that could be en
joyed by the soldier boys. Nothing
to drink though.
The affair was confined entirely to
the membership of the company, with
the exception of Dr. lsadore Shayer.
from the staff of the Regimental Sur
geon, and Regimental Quartermaster
.1. N. Ulchardson. ('apt. W. R. Richcy,
Jr.. presided at the supper.
At the homo of tho bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Roper, near Hick
ory Tavern. Wednesday afternoon,
December 28. Miss Dertha Roner and
Mr. Thaddeus Moore of this city were
united In marriage, the ceremony be
ing by the Rev. K. C. Watson, former
pastor of Rabun Creek and other
churches in tho county.
OK PROMISING LIFE
(Continued from Page one.)
successful, enterprising young farm
er and business man. Though only
31 years of ago. he had acquired and
bad for several years been applying
scientillc methods in his farming op
orations and ho was looked upon as
one of the best all round planters any
where about here. Starting out 12
years ag>? with his young wife, both
nergetio and economic, he struggled
along for lour years on a farm near
Ekom, making fairly good crops nnd
managing to make a little money
above expenses. Then be bought a
small farm down on the Milton road,
to which he moved eight years ago.
It was there that he laid Iiis founda
tion for larger things. Gradually he
acquired other lands adjoining him
until he owned SCO acres in one body.
Today tills farm is regarded as one
of the most valuable to be found In
this section. Bight years ago it was
about as undesirable as one could
pick out perhaps. He had to make
every improvement on the place from
"the stump," practically; build a
dwelling for himself, erect tenant
houses, gin bouses, everything and
at the same time clear much of the
land which is now in cultivation. He
bought the best mules he could get
and possessed a special tact for hand
ling labor. Not all years have been
good crop years with him, hut he has
kept hard at work; if one crop failed,
in part, he followed right up with
som -thing else, nnd as a result he al.
ways at most every season of the year
had something to sell?hogs, cattle,
hay, peas and grain, besides cotton.
Discussing just a few days ago his
year's work and its results. Mr. Ham
ilton said that he had sold liD'S bales
of cotton from his farm, produced
1,500 bushels of corn. $2.000 worth of
hoy and had raised enough pork to
run him after having sold several
very line hogs this season. He opera
ted 17 plows this year, employing
"croppers." all colored. Five of these
plows made 103 bales of cotton and
three of this number produced $7,000
worth of the staple. To those who
made 20 or more bales per horse he
presented a fine hut just before Christ
inas, and there were three claimants
for the prizes. During the fall he
sowed 100 acres in oats, and had al
ready begun active preparation of his
lands for another crop. While it is
true that he owed some money on his
land, he was rapidly reducing the debt
and In a few years he hoped to be in
fine shape, having plenty of pluck and
confidence, assets that are mighty apt
to bring success.
While he did not live in a fine
house, it was very comportable, with
most all the modern conveniences
electric lights, waterworks, telephone
and so on. Hamilton was a public
spirited fellow, too, always taking an
interest in schools, church work and
the general welfare of the community.
He will be missed.
Opening Hooks of Subscription.
By virtue of the authprity issued
to the undersigned, as a Hoard of
Corporators, by H. M. McCown, sec
retary of state and dated the thirty
Rrat day of December 1910 we here
by give notice thai the Hooks of Sub
scription to the Capital stock of the
West-Bud Real Estate Company will
be opened at the Hank of Haurens,
Lanrens, S. C. on Thursday January
O. H. Simmons,
II. K. Aiken.
.1. A. Simmons.
23-H Hoard of Corporators.
To Occupy Simmons Store.
Mr. William Orndoff, a prominent
merchant of Greenwood, who has sev
eral branch stores in upper Carolina,
has leased the o. it. Simmons store
room and will occupy it on the 1st of
February. Mr. Orndoff intended open
ing up his business here on the 1st
of January, hut the stock of W. I..
Phillips, bought from (). H. Simmons
& Co., was not moved out in time so
he was delayed in opening up for an
Shot From Ambush.
(lamp Ellison and Joe Baldwin are
resting in the county jail now charg
ed with waylaying and shooting AI.
Sullivan, near Owlngs Station last
Tuesday night. All the parties are
Sullivan was shot in tin; right
shoulder and a very dangerous wound
was Inflicted. Although, at Hist It
was thought that he would die. the
prospects are that be will get over it.
Shot Himself Accldentlv.
While out hunting Friday with a
party of friends, Mr. Otis R. Martin,
a young farmer of near Ekom, accl
dently wounded himself with a shot
gun. It seems that he was standing
near a fence, with the butt of the
gun resting on a rail when It allpped,
causing the firearm to be discharged.
The charge struck Mr. Martin In the
right side of his f'.ce and head, mak
ing an ugly and painful wound. He
received prompt medical attention,
Dr. John G. Cooper being called In.
and on Tuesday the young man was
reported as doing very well.
? SPECIAL NOTICES.
Money to Lend?Several thousand
dollars of homo money to lend on
first class real estate security. Ap
ply to Ferguson & Featherstoue,
Taken up?Three small yearlings
about two weeks ago. OwnofvCan re
cover same by paying for ca^of them
md this advertisement. John H.
Powers, Barksdale, S. C. ' 23-lt
Seed Wheat?The ByrdvlUe Dairy
and Stock farm has 150 bushels of
Blue Stem wheat for salo. W. D. Ryrd,
Laurens, R. F. D. N>. 3. 9-tf
For Sale?17V?acrec of land on.
South Harper street, Laurens, S. C.
with five room dwelling oirCdge of cit>;
limits. Apply to W. C. Irby, Jr. ?)-t?
Cabbage Plants?We have se\-9i?nl
millions of Cabbage Plants now ready
for setting. These plants aro grpwiv
from seed selected by a spocialist, amd
will withstand the lowest temperature
and WILL MAKE HEADS. All tUo
tlandard varieties AN0W IS TWW
TIM 10 TO SET FOR MARLY SPRIMQ
HEADING. PRICES: 500 for 7*c,
(Smallest order); 1.000 to 4.000 at
$1.25 per thousand; 5.000 to ft.000 ai
$1.00 per thousand. Cash. PIEDMONT
PLANT CO., GREENVILLE, S. C. 17-tf
The people are calling for Copyright
Merchants must buy it. COPYRIGHT
Five cars Copyright Flour just ar
rived in Laurens, one at Clinton, orwe
at Cross Hill.
THE CITY LYCEUM.
The Native Xew Zealauders will be
the Attraction of the City Lyceum
at the Opera House next Wednesday.
The next attraction of the City
Lyceum Course, under the manage
ment of Babb and Dendy. will be
"The Raweis" or native New Zealaud
ers, presenting in music, song and
story a most unique and fascinating
porytrayal of native lif? in the South
Sea Islands, with a superb setting
of primitive costumes, curios and
New Zerlavd is the wonderland of
the South Seas. It is the land of
Romance, poetry and sentiment. It
amazes the visitor with its wealth of
natural curiosities and the endless
variety and grandeur of its scenery.
The native New Zealauders will be
here on the 11th, Wednesday, and the
price of admission will be as usual,
IX MASONIC CIRCLES.
Annual Elcctiou of Officers of Rising
Sun Chapter \o. 0, Followed by
Rising Sun Chapter, No. 6, R. A.
M., met at a called convocation on
December 27th. St. Johns Day. and
conferred the Royal Arch Degree on
two candidates. R. Judson I>angston
and William Solomon.
Following the conferring of these
degrees, all of the Chapter Joined
around the banquet board at Gray
Hotel, where covers had been laid
On the 30th of December the same
chapter met in regular convocation
for the election of officers, The fol
lowing were elected:
R. A. Cooper. II. P.; IJrooks Swy
gert. K.J R. E. Babb, S.; O. B. Sim
mons. Treas.: II. Terry, Sect.; R. A.
liabb. C. H.; C. M. Miller. P. S.; T. L.
Monroe, R. A. E.; Wm. Solomon. I v.;
T. II. Cromer, -i v.; M. L, Nash, :: v.;
E. o. Anderson. Sentinel,
Adoniram Council No. 2 held a spe
clal meeting recently for the election
and installation of officers. The fol
lowing were elected:
M. L. Nash. Thrice Illustrious Mas
ter: Brooks Swygert, Thrice Illus
trious Deputy Master; o. B. Simmons,
Illustrious Principal Conductor of
Works; T. c. Swit/.er, Treasurer;
W. H. Washington. Recorder.
The following wer" appointed:
C. M. Miller. Captain General; R.
A. Babb, Conductor of the Council;
II. Terry. Steward; J. A. Simmons,
Hartsvllle, Dec. ISO.?A marriage
thai came as a surprise to many oc
curred at the home of Mrs. Carrie
Mclntosh, Saturday afternoon tit t!
O'clock, when Miss Florence Mclntosh
and It. E. Barksdale were married by
Dr. E. V. Baldy. Immediately after
the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Barksdale
left for Laurens. to visit the groom's
Beatli in Roaring Fire.
may not result from the work of lire
bugs but often severe burns are caused
that make a quick need for Bucklen's
Arnica Snlve, the quickest, surest cure
for burns, wounds, bruises, boils, sores
It subdues Inflammation. It kills pain.
It soothes and heals. Drives off skin
eruptions, ulcers or piles. Only 25c at
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
$100. Reward $100.
A reward of One Hundred Dollars
($100) is hereby offered for the arrest
with evidence to convict the party or
parties who robbed three stores, post
office and depot at Gray Court on
December 29th. 1910.
Gray Court, S. C, aJn. 2, 1911.
? AROUND THE TOWN. |
Kennedy Bros, have moved their
stock of groceries two stores above
their old stand. This is a much nicer
and cleaner store.
Dlvyer Bros, have moved their place
of business from their old stand near j
the post ofllce to the store near
Swltzer's recently occupied by Park's .
Mr. Albert Dial, who has been in
the West for the past year, has ac
cepted a position with the Enterprise
in this issue several of our mer
chants are expressing to their friends
and customers their thanks for patron
age In the past and making bids Tor
future trade, through very attrac
tive advertisements. Among them
will be noticed that of Davis-Hoper
Co.. who make new resolutions, have
new aspirations and hope to adopt
new methods and plans for the better
ment of their customers and friends.
Switzer Company expresses thanks
to the trade and advises them to
watch for their "ad" In the next pa
J. C. Burns & Co.. gives a farewell
to 1910 turns to 1911 with "More
Goods for Same Money. Samj Goods
for Less Money."
Other firms are offering apprecia
tions of past patronage. Rend about
By far the larger percentage of pul
monary ailments arise from n habit of
Stooping, contracted in childhood, which
prevents proper breathing.
If you have a child who shows a ten
dency toward "round" or stooping shoul
ders it Ij your duty to take every means
possible to correct this fault.
will prove of invaluable assistance to
you as they compel a natural erect car
riage, which means proper breathing,
and if done in time will incline your
children to become perfectly formed,
healthy men and women.
We have this brace in sizes suitable
for the child of four years or the adult
weighing UOO pounds. Being made en
tirely of cloth it is easily washable und
may be worn without discomfort.
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Every cup a cup of Joy
Drink a cup of Good Coffee
and be cheerful, we have it,
phgne or call on us and be
Best green Coffee, (', lbs for ,.$1.00
I can good ground Coffee for . . .1(1
I lb. can good ground Coffee with
brand new nlcke In each can for ,25
1 lh pkg. rest Coffee with a good
knife and fork in each pkg. .. ..*>0!
Dixie Land Koast Coffee, per buck
3 lb. pail French Opera Coffee, ground.1
with a nice cup and saucer in each
pail for only.1.00
Best Mocha and Java whole bean
roast Coffee. :: lbs for.1.00
Good sound, winde bean, blended
roast Coffee, per lb.20
2 lb. pall Cracker Jack Boast Coffee 1
Kreuch Opera ground Coffee. 1 lb
Yours for business
J. H. Sullivan
LAURKNS, S. C.
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