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AJDYEBTISEB PBINTING COMPANY
Laurons, 8. C.
Advertising Bates on Application.
Obituaries and Card of thanks t One
eent a word.
Entered at bh? postofflce at Laurens,
8. C. as Hccond class mall matter.
LAUBENS, S. CM JANUARY In, l?ll
No harm done down theft yet.
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L.et us hope for the heat.
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It looks like the Torrens system is
going to he given a thorough consid
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The Laurens County delegation have
some mighty Rood things in view.
Senator Wharton failed to exclude the
circuses. One more chance to carry
tbe children to see the animals.
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The time lor potty sentiment is past.
A marriage license law should be
pasBed at this session. There is no
reason to believe that the adoption
of such a license law would lead to
the introduction of a divorce law.
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vVc feel very fortunate in announc
ing that hereafter the columns of The
Advertiser will from time to time con
tain a news letter from ?Ware Shoals,
the letter to he written by Dr. \V. T.
Jones, the prominent physician and
t i'lzen of that neighborhood,
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A Lauren.- school girl in the second
g .ule, evidently having become Imbued
with the idea that the newspaper pic
tures of persons represent only of
fenders Of society, while perusing the
;iages of a large South Carolina daily
the other night, came to the group
Of legislators when she innocently but
promptly Inquired, "What have they
done wrong? Respectfully ref M i ed to
:.? e editor of the Anderson Mail.
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Ac believe that it would not be
considered egotistic to say that we
feel a pardonable pride in the sec
tion of the paper devoted to the un
Vi iling ceremonies. The entire credit
lor the undertaking Is due to our Clin
ton Correspondent, who has worked so
faithfully in gathering and arranging
the material. The entire news de.
partment In the section was left in
her hands and we feel free in saying
that it is a success.
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One of the chief objects of such an
undertaking as is presented to the
public in to day's Issue In the collec
tion of Clinton Confederate history
sketches Is to preserve historical ma
terial and arouse an interest in such
matters. All of the lists and records
given probably contain errors or.
oraissions. The Advertiser will glad
ly welcome corrections and additions
r.r d will give them publicity.
ft is hoped that many keepers of
scrapbooks will be glad' to preserve
those articles and will offer to make
public any material I hey have which
* m supplement ihom.
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Tin: Kiwi schools.
fn another column of this paper
<\ !i be found a portion of the report
of Sltpt. Hand. State High School In
spector. It seems to us entirely right
that the cities should be allowed to
participate In this appropriation of
$40.000 for high schools. Although
we do not believe in restricting the
Work Of the rural schools, we do be
liove that the city schools should not
bi discriminated against in this mat
The proper thing for the rural high
schools to do is to combine Into Inrg
* schools at central points and. by
pxiaranteelng better results, lustfylng
. *ger appropriations,
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SOUTH CA BOLIN A MAGAZINE.
The Mist issue of the South Carolina
State Magazine, edited by Walter E.
Duncan of Alken, has been issued
from the press.
This is a very commendable enter
prise, its chief purpose being to ad
vert lae the resources of the State and
to keep fresh in the minds of the peo
ple of South Carolina the literary,
political and military history of the
State and to instill into the minds of
the younger generation that pride for
the past, and the hope for the future
which, in their right, they should have.
The first number of the magazine Is
"well gotten up. tastefully arranged,
and should prove Of Inestimable value
in forwarding (be prosperity of our
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THE TORBENS SYSTEM.
LoUjt?ns county Is to he credited with
the introduction Of the bill to intro
duce the Tonens system Of land r igte?
tratiou Into this state tlopresent Alive
Willis lias prepared such a bill and it
is row (n the engrossing ilcpurtmont
From good authority it la leaned that
the Laurens delegation la going to
support the measure or some modifi
cation of It
With the supporting of the Commu
tation Road Tax bill Introduced by
Mr. Miller and of this TorrenB Sys
tem bill the Laurens delegation will
have acquitted itself well. Thero are
no two questions before the legisla
ture that are mora Important than
these two and it is good to know that
I^aureus' delegation is moving along
the right track.
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THE CLINTON SECTION.
Today we offer to our subscribers a
special section of "Th? Advertiser,"
devoted to the exercises and memories
Incident upon the unveiliug of the Con
federate Monument at Clinton. Erect
ed us it was by Stephen D. Lee Chap
ter. Daughters of the Confederacy,
tltls monument will ever bo an inspira
tion to the coming generations to
stand up for the right, whatever be
falls, knowing that those who come
behind them will revere and honor
their names for so doing. Seeing that
the generation following that of the
old hr>roes revered and honored their
names, the future Southerners will
know that their forefathers believed
that they were lighting in a just caus^
and for that they will ever be honored.
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TO IMPROVE OUR ROADS.
Representative Miller has intro
duced a bill which, if passed, will
prove of inestiinabl ? benefit to the
county. This bill calls for a revision
of the law as to the Commutation Road
tax. Anybody familiar with the work
ings of the law as it now stands,
knows that to collect the tax or force
those liable to do road duty to work.
Is more trouble ami requires a larger
expenditure of money than the returns
from it justify. This hill now before
the legislature calls for enforced as
sessment of all citizens in the county
who are liable to the tax and also
demands that the tax he paid In money
and not in service, A penalty fot non
assessment is attached
If this law is passed it will, in a
measure, solve the /ood roads prob,
lem lor Laurens county. It is esti
mated to greatly increase the revenue
for roads, but foe what amount i! is
bard to say. With this added money
in hand, our Supervisor will be able
to increase bis force on the roads, re
locate those roads which it seems our
early road-huilders tried to locate
across the highest pinnacles In the
county, and put in substantial im
provements that will last for years
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ADVERTISE OUR RESOURCES.
The legislature could not sjiond
money more wisely than by making an
appropriation, by means of which the
State would he enabled to cooperate
witli the three great railway systems,
of this State, in an advertising cam
paign to spread iu the North and West
Information concerning U\o (Unbound-:
ed resources and fertile soil of this
State. These railroads have already
signified their willingness to cooperate
with the State In such a campaign
and our officials should not lose this
opportunity of laying bet?re the peo
ple of the other portions of the na
tion our natural advanltiges as to
?oil ami climate.
The recent census has demonstrat
ed what advertising will do lor the
upbuilding of the states. Florida was
far ahead Of any other Southern state
iu percentage of increased population
in tli" past ten years and this is to
be traceable almost entirely to the
campaign of advertising which has
'?een carried on ill Northern and West
ern papers by Individuals and corpora
tions of that State. Only a few weeks
ago, a press dispatch was sent out
rroni Chicago, in which it WAS statte!
that perhaps the first solid train of
Pullman sleepers, occupied entirely
by home seekers, had left that city
for Florida points. These evidently
were men of means and of substantial
parts;, carrying wl'Ji them perhaps
'arge fnnVMes mi.: ahttudtn! financial
resources to lovolop the unoccupied
lands of Florida."
Such as these nr^ wanted in South
ffarclfna. There ig bury one way to
to t them and that Is by letting them
know what kind of a country we have
her?- and what is in store for them
if they should settle here.
"The State" is advocating such an
,:i>Orrtprlation by the legislature and
although no till has been introduced
for the purpose as yet. ft fs very prob
nMe that one will be Introduced and
we "nclleve and hope that It will be
fit.? Rcmorrntir Club.
A special meeting of the Laurens
City Democratic club Is hereby called
for next Monday. January 23, at four
o'clock p. m. iu the court house, for
the purpose of reorganizing for the
city primary flection which will be
held February 21. All members of the
club are requested, to attend the meet*
Ing Monday afternoon.
Laurens. S. C lt. RJ, IIA RH.
Jan. 17. 1911. Prcsld?nt.
NOTICE TO THK BOYS.
Lint of Prizem to be Olven by W. Carl
Whartou in tbe Cora Contest.
To the Boys of Laurens County:
The Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate
Co., or Charleston, S. C, offers to give
two tons of Planters Soluble Guano,
8-3-3, to the boys of Laurens County,
under tbe following conditions:
To the boy using the above brand
of fertilizer and making the greatest
yield of corn per acre, will be given
To the boy coming second in the
contest ?will be given six sacks of
Planters Soluble guano,
To the boy coming third will be
given four sacks of this fertilizer.
To the boy coming fourth will be
given two sacks.
To become eligible In this contest,
the boys must use Planters Soluble
Quano, 8-3-3. on the plot cultivated.
The boys who try to win these priz
es will have the same chance at the
prizes offered to the boys of the Lau
rens County Corn club.
This brand, which is required to
be "Planters Soluble (Juano 8-o-:l"
can be bought In any town in Laureus
County. It can always be found at
the Laurens Bonded Warehouse. In
care of Mr. Irvln Colemnn.
W. Carl Wharton,
Waterloo. S. C.
Mrs. .!. It. Willis.
Whereas, Cod In His wisdom has
seeit fit to remove from our midst our
beloved sister. Mrs. J. R. Willis, and
whereas, we bow in humble submis
sion to His will, therefore be it re
First. That in the death of our sis
ter. Cray Court Foreign Missionar)
society has lost one of its most worthy
members and faithful workers;
Second. That the removal of such a
life from among us leaves a vacancy
and a shadow that will be deeply felt
by all the members of our society and
Third. That we extend our heart
felt symnarthy to the bereaved family,
assuring them of our prayers in their
Fourth, That a page In our minutes
be dedicated to her memory, a copy
sent to the county papers, and one to
the bereaved family.
Mrs. I.(mis.' Cannon
Mrs. Alvln Curry
Mrs. W B. Cray
All Per.'inus Interested in Any Manner
in the Pensions .Must Appear Be
fore the Hoard.
The County Hoard will meet at the
court house on the first Monday In
February ensuing for the purpose of
passing on pension applications and
all parties who have complaints to!
make are requested to appear before
the board and Hie the complaint.
Any one who has knowledge of cne
who is drawing a pension and who
is not entitled to same should come
before the board and make complaint.
Township representatives will pleaso
report the death of all soldiers In
?heir township and the names of those
who have moved out of the county
w. p. Colter,
January 16, 1911 Chairman.
All papers in the county will please
ANNOUNCEMENT CA BD.
In making my announcement as a
candidate for the office of Mayor of
the <'itv of Laurens, l submit below
I believe that better business meth
ods should be Introduced Into the gov
ernmenl of the city and further that
the City Council should audit and O.
K. all bills before payment.
The police department should be
eliminated from municipal politics
so that the officers would be untrnm
meled in the discharge or their duties.
The police court should grant
speedy trials and justice should be
tempered wi.h mercy.
I bellow In open council meetings
that all who are Interested courtd know
what was done and doing. 1 believe
in complying with the law by annual
reports of receipts and disbursements
(which has not been done In two
W. IL Oilkeison. Sr.
Attendlag the Supreme Caurt
The 8tate Supreme Court is this
week hearing arguments in cases
from this the 8th circuit, and Attor
neys N. B. Dial, A. C. Todd. F. P.
McGowan, W. R. Rlchey. Sr., and R.
A. Cooper of the Laurens Rar have
been In attendance since Monday. Lat
er In the week Messrs. C. C. Feather,
stone and R. B. Habb will go down to
appear In several cases. The appeal
of Jim Davis, colored, convicted of
murder nnd sentenced to be hanged
last fall, will be among the cases ar
gued at this term.
Peas Wanted Will pay highest
market price for 1910 crop peaa. In
baga. Must be clean. Apply to Lau -
reuB Bonded Warehouse Company. J.
I. Coleman. Mgr. 25-2t
Wanted?To rent well furnished
rooms, preferably to yoking men. Ap
ply at No. 301 West Mam street, Lau
renB, S. C. 25-lt
Wanted?Orders for Cabbage Plants
?grown in fields and frost-proof.
1,000 crated, $125; 2,000 tv more
*i.00 per tl?)usand, P. O. B.Young's
Island. Address, Ernest M. DePre
Co., Columbia, S. C. 24-4t
For ?Hle?Burt Oats, 50c per bushol.
Manincth Bronze Gobblers. $3/50 each.
Hens. $1.50 each, S. C. White/Leghorn
cockerels, $1.00 each. W. P. Harris.
To Rent?A fine pasture just below
tbe I..uir-ns depot in easy reach of
the entire town, for cows and other
stock, and all persons are j forbidden
to tie any cattle on the lanqy of Mrs.
J. C. Blark. Apply to J. Wade Ander
"COPYRIGHT" 1 lour should tby all
means be used at this season m' the
year. It Is pure and gives strength.
Copyright is best.
Lost?Last Monday. January 9th a
gentleman's pocket book with/some
bills in same. Finder will please send
to Advertiser office for Identification
and receive a reward.
For Rent?A good tfoo horse farm
near the city, with good tenant houses,
H. F. Simpson. 25-3t
Please do not forget to'pay the Tel
ephone Co. this week.
W. R. Richey,
Secy. & Treas.
COLE Ii. BLEASK
(Continued from page five.)
that a majority of the white citizens
may have a license system of saloons
under strict regulations, instead of the
Uspensary or prohibition Thfs, he
ays. Is the only true form of democ
Would make public executions for
rape and attempts to rape.
The governor makes a general r?
commendation for economy, and says
that he had rather have a poor gov.
eminent and a rich people ih?n a rich
government and a poor people.
He closed his address with a prayer
for the people of the State and an
apostrophe to the Deity ?Spartan burg
CITY HIGH SCHOOLS
A It K BEING SLIGHTED
(Continued from page flvs.l
lar of the funds thus raised can be
legally used in the places returning
this amount of property, because they
happen to have a population each of
more than 2,500!"
As will be gathered by the above
communication of Supt. Hand, the
Laurens City schools will be debarred,
after July of this year, from its part
of the high school appropriation. Of
ths total of over $4,000 now being con
tributed as its quoto of the high school
money, Laurens will not get anything.
As stated by Supt. Hand, there are
already eighteen cities in South Caro
lina that are already in the position
that Laurens will be after July unless
the law is changed.
In life letter to Mr. Jones, which
has been handed in to tills office,
Supt. Hand urges that some steps be
'taken to confer with the Laurens
county delegation on the question, that
the Interests of the high schools of
the state be protected.
Mr. \\. I). Byrd, president of the
State Live Stock and Dairy associa
tion, announces that all who desire to
enter the butter contest at the next
annual meeting of the association at
Columbia in F'bruary should send
theil name and address to Prof. J. M.
Burgoss, secretary, Clemson College.
This exhibit and contest Is not limited
to the members of the Live Stock and
Dairy association of the county, but
it is open to all who may desire to
Take notice that on the 23rd day of
February. I will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate of W. H.
(larrett, deceased, In the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurena county,
at 11 o'clock, a. m., and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trusts as Administrator.
Any persons indebted to saffi estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
deliver them on or before said date,
dply proven, or be forever barred.
C. W. Garrett.
January 18, 1911.? 1 mo.
Capf. John M. Hudgens. magistrate
for Laurens Township, has been quite
III at his home for several days, though
It was slated yesterday afternoon that
his condition was somewhat Improv <i
Wje offer a nice kitchen lamp at 26
Otfl. fitted out with heavy wire frame,
glass front. No. 2 burner, chimney
and wick. 7 inch corrigated rcfilcc
tor, made ho that you can hang It on
the wall or set it on tbe table.
S. M. ft E. H. Wilkes & Co.
OF CROSS HIL1).
Several of the Prominent Citizen* are
Indisposed. Improvement* Being
Added In Churches.
Cross Hill. Jan. 16.?Mr. Bonner
Hollingsworth came home from his
work in Florida for Christmas. He had
a sore hand made from a wound by a
thorn. His hand is still very sore
and giving him trouble. He weut to
the hospital for treatment last week.
Miss Mattie Mae Neville will go over
to Clinton today to attend the Lyceum.
A little child of Mrs. W. C. Hill has
been seriously ill for several days.
The indies of the Presbyterian
church gave an oyster supper last
Thursday evening at the home of .Mrs.
W. H. Leaman. The evening was en
Joyed by a good company of people
and results were very satisfactory.
They expect to install a modern light
ing system in the church. The Bap
tist church is already provided with
such lights and they are a great im
provement over kerosene. Some of
the stores in town also hav# these
The Finery Club was entertained by
Mrs. J. G. Guthrie last Thursday. The
club was treated to delightful refresh'
inents elegantly served.
Dr. J. H. Miller, member of the leg
islature, was at home Saturday and
Huiiday. He returned to Columbia
Dr. and MrB. E. W. Plnson, enter
tained the teachers of the school hust
Friday evening. An elegant supper
W83 serv-;d. A few stags'in town were
fortunate enough to be among the
guests. The doctor and his wife are
among Cross Hill's moBt hospitable
Rev G. M. HollinRsworth has been
quP.e sick the past week. He was not
able to go to Lisbon the second Sab
bath and could not All his appoint
ment here yesterday. Ho is better
"The Amscary Lectures" will be the
next Lyceum attraction, this coming
Wednesday evening, the 2 Ith.
Card of Thanks.
1 have no words thnt can ever ex
press to my dear relatives, friends and
neighbors, my loving appreciations
of their sympathy and kindness to ns
in the great sorrow that came to us.
which resulted in the death of my be
loved husband and son and also my
sickness and little girl's illness. May
our heavenly father, who has prom
ised to care for the widow and father
less in their affliction, bestow on each
and every one of you his richest bless
ings, is my prayer.
Mrs. D. (hiss Madden and Mother.
"Buy vour Guano from the Old Reliable Manufacturer
of High-grade Fertilizers, The Georgia Chemical Works,
of Augusta, Georgia, who have been manufacturing first
class Guanos* for 38 years. They make 50 or more different
brands of fine Guano. They know your wants, because
they have the experience. Can buy from them Special
Peruvian Compound, Crown Guano, Sea Gull, Mascot,
Blood and Hone, Polapsco, and many other well-known
brands. None better on earth. Then look well to your
interest and write Georgia Chemical Works, Augusta, Ga.,
for prices, or see your old friend, Geo. S. McCravy, Laurens,
S. C., who will be pleased to quote you prices.
Remember the prizes for the best acre of Corn raised
in Laurens County, in 1910, was awarded to Willie Wolff,
and lie used our Guano. Address?
The Georgia Chemical Works
Geo. S. McCravy, Agent
Laurens, S. C.
STILL AT IT!
We reduced our Stock so that we vacated
room over the Laurens Drug Company the first of
the year and we have but few Goods in our Base
ment, and if the buying public could realize the
saving in buying from us, it would not take long
to wind up. Our Goods are for sale at
and no legitimate dealer in the same line, who ex
pects to continue business, can or will sell you
Goods all the way through at our prices.
10c Jap Goods now. .08
25c.Jap Goods now 20cts, two for. .35
$1.50 large nickled Lamps. $1.30
$2.25 large parlor Lamp. $1,50
10c White Curtain Poles. .ly.
10c oak Curtain Poles. . 07
Plain oak pedestal Dining Table. $7.90
Quartered oak pedestal Dining Table. $8.90
Splendid imitation Mahogany Writing Desk $8.75
Cheaper imitation Mahogany Writing Desk $5.50
?Guaranteed Steel Ranges, with warming
closet for only. $25.00
Cheaper Steel Ranges, with warming
closet, for. $20.00
$2.25 straw and cotton Mattresses. 1.75
$2.70 straw and cotton Mattresses. 2.00
$4.50 combination Mattresses. 3.25
$5.00 cotton Mattresses 3.50
$6.50 felt Mattresses. 5.00
$2.00 folding bed Springs. 1.45
ALL OTHER GOODS IN PROPORTION
The Caine & Pitts Furniture Co.