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LAUREN'S, S. C? FEBRUARY I, 1011
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents an> requested to
sign their name to the contri
butions. Leiters should not he
mailed later than Mondiiy morn
Those new checks of the Hank of
Waterloo are circulating freely now.
They are getting to be quite common.
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At the sight of all of our guardians
of the peace on horseback Monday
morning, we thought of Rldpath's His
tory of the World.
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Champ Clark has fallen from r/rnce
II? made a fatal mistake in voting to
increase our pension load by $15,000,
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We have not heard much lately
about our county fair. That is one
thin*; which we absolutely must have.
There is every reason for .having one
and none for not Imv.'ng one. The
Chamber of Commerce would do well
to get t<? work on it. We will support
It in every way that we can.
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Evidently the editor of the Dally
Piedmont has been having a little
trouble himself "filling tip" his edi
torial columns. In one of the rocent
editions of that paper, little less than
an entire column is devoted to the
criticism, sarcastically, of a county
news letter in one of the state's w >ck
ly papers. We think the criticism >vos
me ailed for.
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No community can make a better
investment than to build a few miles
of good road. It will be an educa
tion that will bear fruit in the mak
ing of many more miles In the near
future. To judge the real progress
and civilization of any people by the
character of their public highways
will not generally lead to any serious
mistake.?Raleigh (N. CO Progressive
Wo hope that the commission ap
pointed by the legislature to investi
gate the Dispensary Investigation
Commission will be so '.horour/h in
their work that there will be absolut ?
ly no reason to bring up the subject
?gnin. Oov. llleaso lias made a grave
charge avjainst the Conin.ls-ion and If
tbc-e Is onj merit at nil In the chnrre,
the opportunity should be given to
nave a complete airing.
Governor Blease makes specific
Ohnrges. They should bo taken up one
by one and given the most careful
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The Fountain Inn News and Notions
and the (ireenvllle Piedmont ought to
be ashamed of their little spat. Why
can't these two papers, whose Inter
est! are mutual or nearly so, dwell
together in unity? Editors Harold
Booker and Jim Richardson are both
good fellows and they ought to be
more CnrofUl as to their sayings and
doings. It they don't quit their fuss
ing we are going to semi Editor Lee
of the I.aureus Advertiser Up there
and have him whip both of them."?
Sorry, but wo can't take any part;
we are opposed to corporal punish
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The Nswborry "Observer" say:, that
"if von want to see tho young iron of
South Carolina dock to the towns and
to Other stales. jt?s?. h're a lot of Mit?
skiers to come In and start a "land
boom ' " What's the trouble down at
Newberry? Surely our esteemed con
temporary would not try to keep out
healthy, sturdy and thrifty native born
Americans. This agricultural devel
opment campaign ? is no selieni ? to
"ring in a pile of fuvtners" on us. This
is a legitimate move to Increase the
population of the State from American
st ?<??'< und lo introduce still more im
proved agricultural methods into
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Tho bill before the Legislature now
*? prohibit the remuneration of state
rM??to?-fi and representatives by pub
lic service corporations during their
term of offlo?. ??? believe. Is uuwtfte.
This wouid work a hardship on a num
ber of very aide lawmakers that are
in our Legislature today, whose tnteg
0ty cpUld not be questioned. It is
not sound judgment to restrict the
liberty of choosing an occupation by
any one who would want to represent
tho people. While there are always
men who can be bought at some price,
?tili that Is no reason why we should
take it for grated chat to be in the
omploy of n corporation should rele
gate that one to the ranks of the cor
ruptionlsts. We must depend on our
people to select thoso men who are
best suited to represent them regard
less of their occupation.
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The issue of the Laurens Adver
tiser of January 18 was in large part
devoted to descriptive matter about
the Confederate monument erected
by the Daughters of the Confederacy
of Clinton and It contained also val
uable historical data about the Con
federate soldiers who were natives of
Clinton and its vicinity. The Adver
tiser, under the direction of the
Messrs. Lee, Is one of the foremost
weekly newspapers in the State in
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NOT TIIK FIRST.
Following the statement made by
this and other papers. In commenting
on the Confederate Monument at Clin
ton, that this was the second Confed
erate monument erected in this coun
ty, the following Is found in the Co
lumbia State, presumably from the
pen of Col. W. W. Ball:
"The statement that the handsome
Confederate' monument recently un
veiled In Clinton Is the second monu
ment erected to the memory of Con
derate soldiers in Laurens county Is
an error. It is the third. The first ;
was erected in the town of Cross Hill.
A little later one was erected In the ;
city of Laurens."
ARK THERE ANY NOTARIES!
Anderson lawyers are wondering if
there are any lawful notaries public
in this State now. It will be reinem- j
bored that a short time ago Governor
Blenso Issued an order revoking the
commissions of all ;:io notaries pub
lic. A few hours later he issued an
order extending -*lie life of their com
missions until February 10. Some law
yers think the second order can not
ba binding. They hold that the com
missions of the notaries public were
revoked by tho governor's proclama
tion and that they cannot be restored .
to force and effect by bis simple ipse
dixit. They claim that no man can |
be a legal notary public now until he I
gets a new commission from the gov
ernor ?Anderson Mall.
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GET OUR BOYS BACK.
For the "back home" movement, in
augurated by the C C & O. Ry., it is
desired by those who are promoting It.
to obtain the names of all sons of
South Carolina who have moved away
/?no" a?*e making their homes elsewhere,
A list ot these sons are being made
up and it is proposed to make an ef
fort to induce them to return rb their
The Chaivoer of CommeiCO has been
enlisted In the cause and It Is now en
gaged In getting up a list of Laurens
County "boys" who ought to be in
their native county. Therefore, any
mother, father or brother who has a
relative in some other state who C103
want to return to their native homo,
is requested to send the name of that
one to the Secretary of the Chamber
The distant one will be correspond
ed with In order that he might be ln
hi""( to return. Send in the name tC
the Seer, 'ill.'- of the Chamber of Com.
For convenience Brthe, The Adver
tiser will be glad to receive these
nnm"8 and we wit! bund then." over to
the Secretary. iL member, if you know
some one who ought to be back in
old Laurens again send In his 'nunc
Every effort will bo made to show him
thai thin is the most promising part
of the Union and that it is the place
THE NKIV*.MILL AGAIN.
Now that there Is little probability
of getting the Interurbnn trolley line
Into Laurens for the present, wo ought
to get to work building that new cot
ton mill. Of course the loss of the
trolley line was not due to any negli
gence on the part of the people of
Laurens, for the trolley people were
finally reduced to a selection of a
point on the S. A. I... Railroad, the
only line that would consider making
any rating agreements with the trol
ley people. But we are not going to
Eet the line for the present, regardless
of the reason, and we should have,
something to take its place. Thero is]
no reason why our new cotton mill
should not be built and w#? must have
It. We can't afford to be placed among
the back numbers when It comes to
progress In the Piedmont. Our sister
eit lei are climbing up some catching
up With :\y. some passing by and some
leaving us Our census enumeration
is not going to show up as well as we
had hoped and wished, but that should
not deter us from making a forward
The organization of the glass fac
tory was an excellent step towards
progress and now that Its organisa
tion has been completed and the work
ready to begin, we should turn our at
tention to something else and not rest
on what has been done.
We do not like to be forever harping
on this mill question and see no actual
work undertaken to start the move*
ment, but we are going to keep at it
until something is done. We must
A PLEASANT MEETING.
I'nlon Meeting of the Baptist Churches*
Held Saturday and Sunday lu Mouut
Mountvllle, Jan. 30.?The Cnlon
meeting which convened here at the
I Haptlst church Saturday and Sunday
wa?: not only a pleasant and Inter
esting one. but a successful mooting
in every way. although the represen
: tation from the various churches was
nol very large. The entire program
i was carried out. the various topics
of which elicited the most earnest
and harmonious discussion und con
sideration. A spirit of unity, devo
tion, aad fraternal fellowship, char
acterized all deliberations. Rev. J. A.
Martin, of Cross Hill, preached two
Impressive sermons Saturday even
ing and Sunday morning which were
unusually full of truth, force, and
practical Importance. Throughout
these services his congregations were
held with close attention and manifest
appreciation, As the years go by Rev.
Mr. Martin increases in the wisdom,
power, and usefulness of the minis
try and in favor of his people. The
( next meeting Will be held With Bea
verdnm church in April.
Senator .lohn II. Wharton came up
from Columbia Friday and attended
the I'nion meeting here on Sunday. i
Last Friday and Saturday. M. B.
Crisp & Son ginned the last of the
1010 cotton crop. During the sen
son between 2100 and'2200 bales have
been ginned at this place.
Miss Zell Crisp is quite sick with
grippe. Others also are afflicted with
ItEV. MITCHELL ORDAINED.
Interesting Ceremonies Witnessed
During Ordination by a Large Con
Princeton, Jan. 30.?Ordination et
vices were held here Sunday morning.
Rev. Luther Mitchell was ordained for
tl>e ministry. Rev. E. S. Reaves, of
Honen Path, preached a very able
sermon from II Corinthians 2:16 and
;i:?. Rev. I. E. Me David, a former
pastor, extended the Church fellow
ship and Rev. R. G. Lee, tbe pastor,
presented the Hible.
Mrs. T. H. Carter, Mrs. J. B. Rrltt
and Helen spent Saturday in Honea
Mies Maude Machen Is visiting her
brother, Rev. J. IL Macben In Foun
Mr. A. J. Simpson of Greenville,
moved hla family here last week.
Mr. W. II. Carter has gone to Green
ville on business.
Miss Lizzie Baientin? and Mr. Abrain
of Poplar Springs, were Sunday vis
Mrs. A. SI. Rrown, of Columbia, vis
ited her brother J. S. Ruff last week.
The County Superintendent of Ed
ucation, G*o. L. Pitts, paid a visit
to our school last Tuesday which was
very much appreclatod. The enroll
ment of cor school exceeds that of
previous years. The enrollment be
ing IUI. We are very much lu need
of another teacher. We hope to have
a graded school in the near futuuo.
Dr. C. Q. West has moved here from
Greenville. His many friends .uv glad
to have hfm with them agabi.
Holland! Bros., of Greenwood, were
here Thursday tuning a piano for;
Mr. Mitchell is a native of this sec
tion, being a son of Mr. A. D. Mitchell
and a grandson of the late .lohn Kay.
After spending a year or two at tbe
Spartan High school, Mr. Mitchell two;
years ago entered Furmnn. In addi
tion to) Carrying his full course at the!
l'nlvoB3lty he supplies several church'
es in Greenville and Anderson coun-!
Wins Handsome Prize.
Mr. .1. F. Tolbert baa Just returned
from Greensboro, N. C, the homo Of
fice of the Southern Ufe & Trust Co.,
where he went to attend a meeting
of that company's agents Mr Tol
bort brought back with him a hand
some alligator travelling bag. which
j he won during the month of December
tin a pi lie wlnuing contest. Tbe
'southern Life & Trust Co. offered toj
each of Its ?genta who wrote as much
aa $25.000 worth of Insurance during
that month.a travelling bnq. Mr. Tol-'
bert went the company some better
I and wrote $27,'SOO worth and so won
i the bag by a handsome margin.
In epeaklug of the meeting at
Greensboro, Mr Tolbert said that the
?ompuoy tendered the agents a mag-1
nlftcent banquet. When ?her sat dawn
to the table, each guest found a solid
gold acarf pin at hla plate. Mr. Tol
bert was very much pleaaed with his
trip and spoki In highest terms of
tho treatment acordod them
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. |
Miss Grace Simmons returned
Thursday from Basley where she at
tended the marriage Wednesday ev
ening of her cousin, Miss Minnie Kay
to Mr. Ben Tlllman Smith, the wedd
ing having been celebrated at the
home ol ihe bride's mother, Mrs. Al
bert B. Kay.
! Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock Mr.
, 1). Roland Hazle and Miss Ora Lee
I Smut rel, both of the Ora section, were
j married at the home of the officiating
j minister, tho Rev. E. C. Watson.
1 South Harper street.
Mrs. .1. Adger Smyth. Jr. gave two
? charming luncheons during the past
I week at her homo on Irby avenue,
Thursday evening the Hon. William
R. Rlchey entertained twenty of his
fellow-townsmon at a quail and 'pos
sum supper at his home on West Main
Friday afternoon the members of
.1. B. Kershaw chapter. L'nited Daught
ers of the Confederacy, were given
a beautiful reception by Mrs. James
S. Bennett at her elegadt home on
West Main street, the meeting being
held in honor of Lee's birthday, it
having been postponed last week on
account of the Confederate monument
unveiling exerdbcs at Clinton. The
nflair yesterday afternoon, was mark
ed by the elegant hospitality dispensed
by Mrs. Hennett and the beautiful pro
gram she had arranged for the occa
! sion, consisting of music, reading.
I and other entertaining features. Re
freshments were served the guests in
the dining-room, which was attractive^
ly and appropriately decorated,
Miss Bettle Gibson of McColl and
Miss Ella Smith of oJhnston, 1910
I graduates of the Columbia college
I and who are now teaching at Epworth
Orphanage, were the guests from Fri
day until Monday of Miss Rosalie Bail
I ey at her home near Oak Grove. Miss
i es Gibson and Smith wore classmates
of Miss Bailey at tin- Columbia college.
I and on Friday evening, in honor of
[ her visitors, she gave a delightful tea
I and reception to a small party of her
Mrs. Frank McGowan entertained
Monday evening in honor of Miss
Edna Garllngton, who is tonight to
become the bride of Mr. Krank Spratt.
Mrs. McGowan was assisted in enter
taining by Mrs. R. B. Bell and Mrs.
Jones Fuller of Greenwooo. The game
of Nations was played during the ev
ening and a most enjoyable time was
spent. Following these games de
lightful refreshments were served.
Only the bridal party amd a few im
mediate friends of the young couple
Among the exceptionally lovely af
fairs which have marked I<aurens so
ciety this season, nothing has been
more beautiful than the wedding in
the hospitable home of Str. IL E. Gray
at 1 P. M., January 25th, when his
daughter, gentle lowly Marie became
the bride of Prof. Edward L. Swain.
The hall and parlor were artistical
ly decorated with ferns, palms, bloom
ing plants and cut Rowers. To the
"bugle call ' of Mendcllssohn's always
thrilling wedding march, played by
Miss Kathleen Sullivan, the bride and
groom entered and th** solemn, beau
tiful words tlmt linked these fair
young lives wore spoken by the loved ,
pastor of the First Methodist church.
Rev. L. P. McGee.
The bride wore an, elegant coat suit
of heliotrope gray with hat and wil-1
low plume to match, while the groom
was very handsome and happy in a
dark travelling surft.
A delicious dinner was served in the
handsome decorated dining room af
ter which Prof, and Mrs. Swain left
at once for their home in Charlotte,
Only a few friends and the imme
diate family were present h**t man>
valuable, and useful gifts of loving
1 remembrance were sent to this poptl
! lar young couple.
Prof. Swata Is a native of Savan
nah. Oa., but has been for some time
a resident of Charlotte wheer he as
sists In conducting, most successful,
ly the school of Telegraphy In that
city. Many good wishes attend them
and many regrets are expressed that
they co\kld not Im? kept In laurens.
A society event of preeminent in
terest fn I<aurens will be the marriage
this evening at six o'clock, at the
First Presbyterian church, or Miss
I Edna Frierson Garllngton 'and M>.
' Frank Klllian Spratt. The Rev. Chns.
F. Rankln. pastor, will officiate. Mrs.
J. P. Watts, an aunt of the bride,
will be dame of honor, while the fol
lowing are to be the brides maids:
Misses, Alisa Carson. Mattle May
Avent of Spertanburg. Annie Mary
Webb of Nashville. Tenn., Hunter
Young of Union. Fannie Spratt of
Chester, Margurlte Simpson and Jo
sephine Fuller of Laurens. Grooms
men?Messrs Joel S. Bailey of Green
wood. Henry T. Crlgler of Spartan
burg. C. R. Watklns of Richmond,
8. R. Lathan of Chester, John Spratt
of Clinton. Gordon Gar.lngton of Hen
dersonvllle, N. C, and Earl Wilson of
Laurens. Messrs. A. W. Teague, Al
bert Dial, R. V. Irby and John Wells
Todd will be the ushers.
Mrs. W. E. Lucas of Laurens and
Mrs. Warran DuPre of Spartanburg
wll officiate at the organ.
Immediately following the ceremony
the bridal party and special guests
will be tendered a reception at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Watts, and
at X o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Spratt will
leave on a west bound train for a j
Among the visitors nere for the!
wedding are Mrs. W. H. Webb of
.Nashville, Mr. Frederick E. Evans j
of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Frier
son of Spartanburg. Miss Ruth Pearlel
of Cincinnati. Mr. Leland Frierson of]
Baltimore, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Young
Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth Young of Un
ion, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Garlington
of Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Flem
ing and Miss Louise Fleming of Green
wood, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Spratt of
Chester, Miss Mattie Spratt of Green
wood, and Mr. Roy Spratt of Mount
Holly. N. C.
I SPECIAL NOTICES. |
Lost--One pair gold-rimmed specta
cles. On the public square Monday.
Finder please return to Advertise*/ of
fice and get reward. T. F. Uabb. 27-lt
For Kent?One horse farm close to
Ware Shoals. Fine new house of six
rooms. Stabile, Barn on property. Ap
ply to Rev. J. M. Dallas. Ware Shoals.
S. C. -JT-lt
For Sale?One Hat top office desk
and jwivel chair; Both practically
new. Will sell for GO per cetft. Ap
ply to II. H. Grant. Opera House
Agents Wanted We want repre
sentatives on every rural route and
in every village in South Carolina to
take subscriptions for THE GEORGIA
CAROLINA AGRICULTURIST AND
WEEKLY CHRONICLE. We nay lib
eral commissions. Write for/qtartlcu
lars 1.0 CIRCULATION MANAGER,
THE GEORGIA-CAROLINA AGRI
CULTURIST AND WEEKLY CHRON
ICLE, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. 26-Bt
Wanted?To sell one Flat Top Desk,
I Typewriter Desk and 1 Rug Mix 12.
All these articles are practically new.
Apply :<t Apera House.
Wanted- Orders for Cabbage Plants
?grown In fields and frost-proof.
1,000 crated, $1.25; 2,000 or more
*j.00 per thrjusand, F. O. b. YoUitg's
Island. Address, Ernest M. pePre
Co., Columbia, S. C. 24-4t
"COPYRIGHT" Plourt should by all
moans be used at this season of the
year. It is pure and gives strength.
Copyright is best.
For Rest?A good two horse farm
near the city, with good tenant houses.
H. Y. Simpson. 2f>-4t
Cotton Seed?I am agent for the cel.
ebrated King Cotton Seed, direct from
the King Farm. Also 1 year's growth
of same variety at ?1.00 per bu. Call
on J. Wade Anderson, Laurens, S. C.
J CANDIDATES ANNOUNCEMENTS |
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I hereby announce myself a candi
date for reelection to the office of
Mayor of the city of Laurens, pledg
ing myself to abide by tbe results of
the Democratic Primary and support
the nominees thereof. r. m. ma hp.
For Alder mam
The friends of W. H. Anderson here
by announce him as candidate for
re-election as alderman in ward five
subject to the rules of the Democratic
To Voters of Ward Six.
Having been urged by a number of
voters of this ward to make the race
for Alderman. I Consented and an
nounced to a few friends that I would
make the race. But after giving the
matter further thought I have de
cided not to enter the lists. Thank
ing thy friends.
I am very truly,
L. B. BLACK WELL.
Laurens. S. C. January 31, 1911.
The friends of J. B. Brooks here
by announce hlin as candidate, for
alderman In ward one subject to the
rules of the Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for alderman from ward one.
.subject to the rules of the I>emocratlc
[primary. R. p. CHILDRESS.
I hereby announce myself ns a can
didate for alderman in ward five, sub
ject to the rules of the Democratic
primary. n. b. dial.
At th? COl(Citation of friends I here
by announce myself as candidate for
alderman In ward two of the city of
laurens subject to the rules of tbe
J. LEE LA.NGSTO.n.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for alderman nl ward six, sub
ject to the rules of the Democratic
Primary. J. E. PHILPOT.
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for aldermen In ward four, sub
ject to the rules of the Democratic
T. C. SWITHBR.
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You are sleeping over your right**
If yo,u fall to buy some of those lot*
on. Brooklyn Heights.
House and lot, on East Main street
containing 17 acres with fine bouse,
barn and other improvements on easy
House and lot on Garllngton street,
cheap for quick sale.. >?
400 acres near Stomp Springs in
f.ne state of cultivation, 5 tenant hous
es. Price $11.50 per acre, one half
cash, balance in 12 months.
125 acres IVi miles of public square,
electric lights and one of the best
farms in tho county. $125. per acre,
one half cash, balance on easy term*.
Several lots on South Harper street.
House and lot on E. Main street, 8 1-2
acres and 15 room concrete dwelling;
finest piace in upper South Carolina.
On easy terms.
321 acres near Garllngton station.
$10 per acre.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
One hundred acres tillable Jand
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Two elegant farms near McDaniel's
mill, well Improved, 72 aperes and 62
acres, fine neighborhood, schools and
A number of farms and other prop,
erty for sale, see us before you pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurehs, S. C.
j The New Year jj
i Should be started right
I by doing^business with
us. We have always
J been known as Despen- ! \
t sers of : \
PURE DRUGS jj
and medicines, and dur
ing the csming year you
will find us with the
best quality of goods
and the best service for
j Dr. Posey's Drug |
"Purity at Posey's"
Laurens, S. C.
\ Erect, Square-Shouldered Mea
Always look and act successful. 1W
day, personal appearance goes a lang
way and no one can be careless re
garding the impression they create.
It requires a stretch of imagination
i to believe a stoop-shouldered fellow
possessed of much energy.
' Offer yon the best possible assistance in
correcting any inclination to round or
stooping shoulders and, by compelling
deep bathing, add to the general health
of the wearer.
This brace may be worn without dis
comfort, has PO mrtal parts to bind or
?hafe and docs not Interfere with the
We have the Rexall Braee in all W<*
for men, women and children ? give w
k your chest measurement.
LAPRKNH DRUG CO.
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