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THE FOUNTAIN INN TRIBUNE.
The first Issue of the Fountain Inn
"Tribune" Is out. This Is the suc
cessor to the "News and Notions", re
cently deceased. The "Tribune"
makes a fine showing with its first
appearance, its columns being filled
with live news and the print and oth
er mechanical features being excellent.
The two proprietors of the paper
should feel proud of It. It deserves
the support of the pejps whom It rep.
With Hs first issue, the "Tribune*
takes a decided step towards putting
itself on a firm and respectable basis
With reference to its advertising. The
declared Intention of the owners of
the paper Is to command a price of
one cent and a half per inch for every
hundred subscribers. With its nearly
nine hundred subscribers, tills rate
wi|l amount to twelve cents and one
half per inch, a very reasonable rate
in this time of blub wages and In
creased COSt of living. The "News and
Notions" charged a flat rate of ten
cents per Inch and evidently must
.have found that it did not pay.
We hope the new paper much suc
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WAV A PRACTICAL PLAN."
Following up the question of better
highway between Greenville, (.aureus. >
Clinton. Newebrry and Columbia, the
Nev. berry Herald and News has the
following to say:
"The more we think about this prop
osition, tha more firmly are we con
vinced that It is not only practicable,!
? but is the easiest and the best plan
to secure, at least, one good highway i
from Greenville to Columbia at a
minimum of cost. Of course. It would |
take some time to perfect the organ I
Kation, and to have the surveys made. (
?and the road properly staked, and;
there would be some cost connected
with this, but, compared with tlie re
sults, the cost would bj a very small j
"We are satisfied that Supervisor
Humbert, of Laurens county, would I
do the preliminary work, in making
the plans and specifications, at a cost
that would be reasonable. We beleve
also that If the plan were properly
presented to the people along the
route, and the time fixed for the work
when the farmers were not pressed
in their crops and the weather condi
tions were favorable, that every man
who lives aloiiK the proposed route
WOUl 1 be willing to furnish his teams
and laboi on his plantations, ami give
his hearty co-operation.
"If we can k vt one road in t'.iis way
;t nans the building of other roads.
We arc satisfied that the people be
tween Nowberry and Whltmlre would
be glad to co-operate, and to work
that road at the same time."
To show further what a spirit ol
cooperation on tha part of the farm
ers ilotiK this road would do. the fol
lowing Is dipped from the Richmond
News-Leader about a road built across
the State of Iowa In this manner:
Let All Drag Together.
The latest "Iowa Idea" Is the Combi- j
nation road dragging idea. That is
to say the Improvement In a single
day?through concert of action on the
part of the farmers and by dragging
of vast stretches of highway. It has j
been put Into practical operation la I
Iowa, with most satisfactory results'
we are told, and now It Is stated that I
It Is to be tried in Tennessee. The
drag usel Is simple and inexpensive]
and can be contructed by the veriest j
.iackleg in the matter of hammering
things together. It Is made by split
ting a big log into halves, nailing
pieces diagonally across the fiat side
of each and then joining the two piec
es together In fiatiron shape. To the
imall end of this a team is hitched,
which drags It over a road when the
road Is soft from rain. The main
thing is to organize the farmers so
that each one will do his part and
drag the section through his pronerty.
"In lovn. 10.000 farmers entered in
to th* combination and In twelve hours
put In lair condition * ?*oad extend
ing from Davenport on the Mississip
pi river, to Council Hi off on the .Mis.
tourl. At an appointed hour In the
morning they began to "drag all to
gether', a*nd by-night fail there was
a comparatively new road reaching
ffoftt uue end of the state to the oth
er. It is not claimed that the Improve
ment Is nermanent. hut It Is claimed
that It will last for some time, when
another dragging will be done If
necessary. Moreover, while, as Is plain
the labor expended by the Individual
farmer amounted to a mere bagatelle,
It la estimated that the value of the
work aggregates in saving of hire, of
hauling, time and of wear and tear
on teams, tens of thousands of dollars.
Now. it strikes us that if those
bustling farmers in the State of Iowa
can accomplish so much by a little
well directed effort then the farmers
of 1.aureus and Xewebrry counties In
the State of South Carolina can do
the same thing. A regular organiza
tion should be perfected and steps
taken at once to put this road above
spoken of In first class condition. Dy
i a united effort It could be so easily
, done that the results would surprise
j oven the most optimistic. After this
' first construction Is dono and the road
j once built scientifically and accord
j Ing to plans laid down by a competent
i engineer, such as Supervisor Humbert,
j the organization should bo kept up to
do just such work as was done by
j those Iowa farmers. The roads should
j be dragged periodically but not spas
! medically. With the present easy
j means of communication there Is no
excuse for our backwardness in the
organization of such good roads ns
The newspapers might continue
I along this line indefinitely and for
1 ever and not accomplish anything,
j unless those who are vitally Interest
I ed come to the front and aid in the
I work. The fanners along this road
j should come forward now and *' 'te
j up this work. A meeting shou' oe
, called in Newberry. one along about
. Ooldvllle of Kinards, one at Clinton
I and one at Laurens. A committee
i should be appointed from each to con
I fer with the others. A meeting of
I these committees should be held joint
ly and some week set In which the!
I work is to be dotv\ After this much
of the arrangement has been accom
plished the movement will have begun.
, What remains wll rest with the resl
! dents along this road. It cannot be
believed that they will let this golden
opportunity no by. They will reap the
benefits and doubtless they will come
out to a man and aid in the work.
Lets get together.
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We have often wondered why it is
that our state university does not
ally Itself with the other colleges of
the state and of the south in the ef
fort to cleanse our amateur teams
from professionalism. It is a well
known fact that the University does
not ally Itself with those colleges
who so endeavor to raise our stand,
ard of athletics, and it is a fact that
they evidently do not attempt to deny.
Their reasons for not remaining on
an equal and more honorable basis
with her sister colleges we are at a
loss to understand.
We can see but one reason for this
and we must say that the reason
is a very selfish one. There can be
but one reason for It. It Is a desire
to have a better team than It would
have than If U played only bone fide
amateur college students. It must
bo from an attempt to reach a class
with other colleges which It could not
reach by playing only those men who
come to the Cnlverslty as a means
for an education. If the I'nlverslty's
athletic department thinks that by
putting out ;i team that is more ex
perienced than the teams of the other
state? colleges, and a team that some
times succeeds in defeating those col
leges, that she raises herself in the]
estimation of sport loving people,
those managers are using their ef
forts in the wrong direction When
the University places a team in the
Pehl. composed in part of ;>r ;res-:!>n
als to play against her sister col-'
leges with amateur players only, she
at once places herself In the ranks
of the deceivers. While it may be
true that her opponents might "per
haps'" know that they are playing pro-:
fessionals, those people who attend
the games with the Idea that they
are witnessing amateur athletics are
deceived. They are paying for some
thing that they do not get.
Many colleges in the South have
combined for purer athletics. Why
should not the Cn",vers;ty of South
Carolina join with them? The Uni
versity should be the lending educa
tional Institution in the state. Is she
showing proper leadership?
Three In Thirty.
You use L, & M. Paint on your house
only 3 times In 110, perhaps 40 years;
and each time at less cost than any
other paint; for you make 1% gallons
of paint ready tor- use. by adding % of
a gallon of Unseed Oil to each gal
lon of L. & M.. and thus reduce actual
cost to about |1.60 per gallon.
All painters know and recommend
It. The sale agents are J. H. & M. L.
Nash, I-aureus; J. W. Copeland fc Co.,
All persons are hereby notified that
the stock of groceries formerly own.
ed by Planters Grocery Co. ha^ been
purchased by W. H. Hudgens A Co.,
who will continue business In the
Persons Indebted to the Planters
Orocery Co. are hereby requested to
call and settle same by 25th day of
R. T. Dunlap.
A WEEK'S W?HR
WITH THE SOLON'S
(Continued from page one.)
passed without one dissenting vote.
The measure means that the farmers
of the coast-counties will he placed
In a position to reclaim the several
million acres of swamp lands. Certain
counties In the Piedmont section of
the State are exempted under the law.
Important Matters Referred.
During the week four of the most
important mutters proposed for legis
latlve consideration have been contin
ued until next session.
First. The general revision of the
! school laws of the Slate.
Second, The proposition to provldo
a highway commission and provide for
Its support by a license on automobiles
Third. A co-operative plan ofadvcr
ttslng the State by a fund contributed
In part by the State and In part by
j the larger railway systems of the
Fourth The proposition to nave the
^ prirttj^e tax go directly Into the
, SjMfLfiS treasury instead of going to
j Clemson College, and have the Gen
eral assembly provide for Clemson as
Is done with other institutions.
Special Judge Row.
There has been a good deal of talk
about the Gubernatorial-judicial con
troversy. A bill has been prepared
and introduced in the senate provid
ing for Gubernatorial appointments of
special judges, but it will not pass
and the status will remain exactly as
It is at present.
The beut feature of the controversy
is that it may become so acute that
no special judges will be appointed
during the year, and this is as It j
should be The understanding was ?
when twelve circuits were established
that the regularly elected judges |
would do all the work that was to be
done. There Is a deep seated and well
grounded objection to using temporary j
Judges, and It would pay the State,
and be far more satisfactory both to
the bar and the people, If there is real
need of more judges, to elect some j
one whose special duty it shall be to i
fill positions made vacant by the ill
ness or legal disability of a circuit
The state this year appropriated
more money for special judges ap
pointed by Governor Ansel than the
full salary of an additional judge. In- ,
eluding traveling expenses. The con-'
troversy is likely to so accentuate the'
custom of specia judges being appoint
ed that it will break up the practice.
Marriage License and .Notaries.
The two measures of most general
Interest that have been passed by1
both branches of the general assembly
are the marriage license bill and the
law as to notaries public. Roth of
these measures had to go to free con
ference before agreements were reach
t'nder the terms of the .narriage li
cense law It will cost a dollar to be
married after Juy. Two dollars Is the
new fee for a commission as notary
Strange as It may seem, two mea
sures that have been before the gen
eral assembly for years have not been
presented this year.
Xo one has presented a bill looking j
to State-wide prohibition, and no one I
has ventured a compulsory education
bill. These measures have in pre- !
vious years been presented, with per
haps little thought that they would
be enacted, but to get a record, but
this year not even that much was
Too Late >'ow.
The House has passed both the gen
eral appropriation and the supply
bills, and they are now both on the
senate side The bouse has adopted
a resolution fixing Wednesday as the
time for final adjournment. This
would give ample time, but there Is
no apparent desire to hurry things
and the prospect is not such as to en
courage members to pack their trunks
until the end of the week for the
Mr. Stevenson's bill to require the
distribution of the dispensary funds
among the common schools and to 1
provide the methods of distribution I
has passed with the committee
Other Legislative Items.
The Vlnccnt-Chrlatensen drainage
measure has passed both branches of
the general assembly.
There will be no legislation this
year with regard to fertilizers. There
Is perhaps now more than enough leg.
Islation on the statute books.
The summer months are likely to
he llvelv with Investigations.
The merger suit has been abandoned
by direction of both branches of the
The house has not yet considered
the mileage book bill. There is consld-1
erable Interest in the measure.
The C?lhmbla-?lken-Augusta trolley (
line Is evidently reviving?a new |
charter has been asked for.
The attendance is unusually large
and the absenteeism Is practically nil
?It may be because of the Intense In
terest in the judicial election.
The general assembly took only one
trip this session, which Is far below
There are far more local matters
proposed this year than usual.
The general cotton weighers' bill
has been defeated.
Princeton. Feb. 12. ? Saturday
brought us some wintry weather, tho
first snow of tho season, but It was
Jlrs. W. L. Taylor, of Laurens, lit
tle daughter, Hilda, and son. John K.
came up Saturday to spend several
days With relatives
Miss Emmie Lou Humbert spent
last week with her brother, H. B.
: Humbert, in Laurens.
f Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Bramblett left
: Wednesday for Florida where they
will spend somo time.
.Mr. J. Frank Davis made a business
trip to Laurens Saturday.
.Mr. H. B. Humbert, the county sup-'
1 ervisor, visited his father, Capt. Hum
Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Babb. of Honea
j Tath, were here in the practice of
i the doctor's profession, Friday.
'< Mr. Martin Traynham and Miss
Jaule Ridgeway of the Flat Hock sec
tion were married Sunday by Rev. AL
I Master Casper West has been quite
I sick for several days but is some bet
The Quarterly Meeting coinoimd
! with the Mt. Lethel church Saturday.
Mr. MM ton Travnhnm of Fandv
Springs, visited relatives ho e Sat
HI.OOP STANDS STILL.
Piles Can't be Cured Until Circulation |
It is useess to try to cure piles by
operating or use of salves or supposi
tories?as loud as the blood is stag
nant In the lower bowels, new tumors
will continue to form. Clear the blood
?free the circulation. Then piles will
leave for good. A successful, scienti
fic, internal remedy Is Dr. LeonharJt's
Hem-Rold. sold under guarantee by
Laurens Drug Co. and druggists ev
erywhere. Hcm-Rold does its work
thoroughly. $1 for 24 days' treatment.
Dr. Leonhardt Co., Station B. Buffalo, |
X. Y. Wiito fcr booklet.
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I CANDIDATES ANNOUNCEMENTS |
I hereby announce my sell a candi
date for reelection to the office of
Mayor of the city of Laurens, pledg
ing myself to abide by the results of
the Democratic Primary and support
the nominees thereof. C. M. BABB.
To the Voters of Laurens:
In addition to my announced plat
form I wish to call your attention
to 'other things that need your con
sideration, which I believe exist and
ought to be remedied, viz:
The latter part of the Ordinance to]
Raise Supplies has been violated by
not applying a part of levy to create
a Sinking Fund.
Also Section 20 of the Charter has
been disregarded by not publishing]
report as provided.
The speedy trial in my platform
means that It will not be necessary
for any one who Is arreste t to go to
the lock-up unless a rough house has]
I will stand by my platform and
abide the result of the Democratic
W. II. Cilkerson. Sr.
Tho friends of J. B. Brooks here
by announce him 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 Democratic
primary. Ii. B. CHILDRBSS.
At the solicitation of friends I here
by announce myself, as candidate for]
alderman In ward two of the city of
Laurens subject to the rules of the
J. LEE LAXCSTOX.
The many friends of Mr. F. .M.
Smith hereby announce him a candi
date for Alderman in Ward 3, pledg
ing him lo abide by the results of the
Democratic Primary and support the
I hereby announce myself as can
didate for alderman In ward four, sub
ject to tho rults of the Democratic
T. C. SWITZER.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for alderman In ward five, sub
ject to tho rules of the Itemocruttc
primary. N. B. DIAL
The friends of W. II. Anderson here
by announce him as candidate for
re-election as alderman in ward five
subject to the rules of the Democratic
I hereby announce myself as can.
didate for alderman nl ward six, sub
ject to the rules of the Democratic
primary. J. B. PHILPOT.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for alderman from Ward six sub
ject to the rules of the Democratic
W. R. RICHEY, SR.
To Teachers and School Trustee*.
For Sale: A quantltv of Hyloplate
black boards in 4, 5 ami 6 feet lengths
and 4 feet wide that we will sell at
one-half tho original cost. A Mr
gain to those needing black boards.
. dJress B L. Jones, Laurens, S. C.
Safely Razor Blades Sharpened?
25c per dozen, Guaranteed to bd a/r
sharp as when new. Strickler Ras
kin, Box 147, Laurens S. C. 29-lt pd.
Wanted?One or two good traveling
salesmen at once, who can furnUm
references. Experience not necessary.
Address Box 241, Greenwood, S. C.
Wanted?Agents in every town. Best
selling household articles. Start, at!
once. Large demand for goods. Big
profits. Success assured. Write for
particulars. Standard Supply House.
Greenwood, S. C. 29-lt pd.
Lost?A light red, brindled striped!
cow with horns. Weighs about 900
pounds. Last seen last Wednesday.
Finder will please notify E. A. Adams.
Cross Hill, S. C.
For Sale -Only a limited supply of
King's early Improved cotton seed at
75 cents per bushel. First come, frst
served. W. B. Knight. iJO-.-.t
For Sale?Eggs froln the purest i
strain of Barred Plymouth Rocks /at
$1.00. for 15 eggs. Call on L. S. Ful
ler, Laurens. S. C. 29-2t
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 pay lib
eral commissions. Write for particu
lars to CIRCULATION MANAGER.
THE GEORGIA-CAROLINA AGRI
CULTURIST AND WEEKLY CHRON
ICLE, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. 2?-5t
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 $100 per Int. Call
on J. Wade Anderson. Laurens, S. C.
AUCTION LOT SALF.
Properly Owned by Laarens Trust
Co.. Located Near Watts Mill Will
be Said February SO.
Mr. J. W. Callahan, Sales Manager j
for the American Realty and Auction j
Co., has been in Laurens Tor several
days making preparations for a big j
sale of Laurens real estate on Moo- |
day. Feb. 20. The property is located
near Watts Mill and is owned by the I
Laurens Trust Co. The lots are sit- ;
uated in a very desirable section of
the town and will no doubt bring a j
good price. The tract hits been di- :
vlded into about one hundred lots ?
and each lot faces a broad street. \
The selling of the lots will be han
dled by Penny Bros, the twin auction-;
eers, who promise to close out at '
least one lot a minute. The usual
brass band will be on hand to keep
things well stirred up. The sale com
mences at 1X o'clock.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office Im Simmons Building
Phonac Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, S. C.
I The New Yearj
Should be started right
by doing^business with
us. We have always
been known as Despen
and medicines, and dur
ing the csming year you
will find us with the
best quality of goods
and the best service for
Dr. Posey's jBrug
"Purity at Posey's"
Laurens, S. C.
When you feel ?
vous, tired, worried or detpondent it ia a
rare sign you need MOTTS NERVEfUNE
PILLS. They renew the normal vigor and
make life worth living. Be tor* and ??k for
Motf f Nervorine Pffll lffj?g>
WILHAMS MFC CO.. Prot*., CWraUwi OWU
I, AUREN ft MUG CO.
Laurens, 8. C.
Fireless Cook Stove for every
walk in life?
The business man of large or
small affairs, the professional man,
the working man, the of affairs,
the teacher, the rich man, and the
man less well-to-do, all will want a
"Caloric" when they know its ad
vantages to them.
No matter what their occupation
or station in life.
The "Caloric" way
The rich man likes It partic
ularly for the saving, but he wants
hia food cooked perfectly.
The "Caloric" will
The less well-to-do man wants
his food cooked right at a minimum
The "Caloric" will
The professional man, often scien
tifically particular, wants his food
hygenieally cooked ?all the sur
The "Caloric" will
The working woman with limited
time for home affairs wants home
The "Caloric" will
Step in oar store and let us show ?
you what a great convenience as
well as a time, fuel and labor saver
the "Caloric" really is.
M. S. Bailey & Sons.
Clinton, S. C.
House and lot, on East Main street
containing 17 aoios with fine house,
barn and other improvements on easy
House and lot on Qarlington street,
cheap for quick sale..
400 acres near Stomp Springs In
f.ne state of cultivation, ? tenant hous
es. Price $ll..">0 per acre, one half
cash, balance in 12 months.
126 acres 1 >/i miles of public square,
electric lights and one of the best
farms In the county. $CJ?. per acre,
one half cash, balance on easy terms.
Several lots on South Harper street.
House and lot on E. Main street, 8 1-2.
t acres and 15 room concrete dwelling;
finest place In upper South Carolina.
On easy terms.
321 acres near Gnrllngton station.
' $10 per acre.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
One hundred acres tillable land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Two elegant farms near McDanlel's
mill, well improved, 72 acres an 1 62
acres, fine neighborhood, schools and
A number of farms and other prop
erty for sale, seo us before you pur
chase or sell your property.
Totfd Building Uurens, S. ?.
Piles! Piles! Pil,?!
William?' Indian Ptla Ointment will cur?
Blind, Bleeding and Itching Pllea. It ate
aorta the tumora, allaya Itching at once,
*?*?. *? ? poultice, glvea Instant relief.
William?' Indian pile Ointment In pre.
pared for Pllea And Itching of tba prlvata
parte. Drugglate. mall lOo and 11.00.
WIIUANS MCt. CO.. Pr.ee.. Cleveteee. Ohle
LAl'KKNN l)HC(J ^O.
I nurcn?, S. C.
Fiber Matting, It Is something new,
be sure to see it, aa cheap as straw,
wears fine and the designs and col
ors are unusually prettv.
8. M. A K. H. Wllkeg A Co.