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IN TORRENS SYSTEM
Why the Introduction of Thk System
will bo of Such Great Advantage to
All rinses of Citizens.
Of all the classes of security re
quired by the banks and the money
lender none Is more secure and none
more stable than our greatest asset?
real estate. And still, because of the
many difficulties surrounding it, it
is the slowest and least available. Na
tional banks are absolutely prohibit
ed from lending money on real es
tate, nor are they permitted under
the law to acquire real estate except
for the purpose of providing them
selves with banking houses. They are
allowed to "buy In" real estate U> se
cure them from losses on account o?
"debts previously contracted," but
in such cases they are' required to
dispose of such property as early as
Hanks doing business under State
charters do lend money on reality,
but no well regulated bank of this
kind will invest more than a small
percentage of Its assets In this way.
There are reasons ror this state of
The laws in regurd to real estate
^are practically the same today as they*
ywere more than a hundred years ago,
which the commercial laws are ever
changing, keeping pace with the great
strides our country is making In all
lines of activity. That these laws
governing real estate are inadequate
and confusing is well known to ev
Only evidences of titles are record
ed. Hence, all the ?vldence must be
examined every time and the dilflcul
ty, danger and labor increases with
.Much important evidence is not re
corded, particularly evidence con
cerning ihe true heirs of descendants.
There Is no certainty to identify to
There is no proof of legal capacity
of parties at time deed was delivered.
No certainty about marriage or di
Rights of dower or courtesy may
Lands may be subject to rights by
adverse possession or prescription of
which there Is absolutely no record.
Rights may arise under wills Im
peached or established years after ex
parte probate; and the statue gives
an additional reservation In favor of
There is no certainty about boun
daries under our present system.
The law of title by eminent domain
may not appear by ordinary examina
tion of the deed books.
Laws of title by reversal of decree
of court may not be shown by the
Conflict of patents and interlocks
will not appear by ordinary exami
Indexes are imperfect, and fatal
mistakes may be made by omissions
or other defects.
"Court titles" ? those passing
through suits?are not even certain.
The consequent results of our pres.
ent system are:
1. Transactions in real estate are
curtailed by the uncertainty and the
Insecurity or titiea?by delays in
transferring titles?by costs of trans
2. Uses of real estate are lessened.
3. Values of real estate are lower
4. Unnecessary burdens are impos
ed on real estate and the large body
of the people?the small owners?
are the chief sufferers.
These evils may be cured by the
adoption of the Torrens System of
Registration, which has proven a suc
cess in England, Germany, and other
European countries. In the States of
Illinois. California, Massachusetts,
Montana, Minnesota, Oregon, Colo
rado, and has been sanctioned by our
Federal Government by introduction
in the Philippines, Hawaii and Porto
RICO. it operates in the following
A title is examined once officially
and confirmed by order of court. That
ends the matter and cuts out the end
less examination of titles as is now
the case. The State guarantees the
title, standing as an Immense barrier
between the owner of the property
and all possible harm. The State Is
paid a reasonable fee to cover the ex
pense of investigation and a small
premium on account of an insurance
fund or guarantee fund.
Your title is registered and you
have made a permanent Improvement
which will last as long as the law pre
vails. You are given a certificate of
title, which guarantees to all the
world you have such a title as set
forth. You can then deal with this
certificate of title as freely as with a
certificate of stock or with a bond.
The State guarantees the work of the
examiners. If you desire to sell your
property, no further examination of
title Ib necessary. The purchaser
carries the certificate to the proper
transfer office with your deed to him,
surrenders the certificate, which is
cancelled, and a new one is issued in
the name of the buyer. Should you
desire to borrow money on your
property from a bank, your certifi
cate is handled by the bank in prac
tically the same way as it would a
certificate of stock in a cotton mill,
a railroad company, or any other cor
poration; a transaction which should
consume only a few moments of time.
Tills will put real estate on a foot
ing with personalty, and give oppor
tunity for adding millions of dollars
to the banking and business capital.
Land grabbers will have to no out of
business. The Stnt.? will be enabled
to collect taxes promptly and no
man's land, when thus registered, can
be sold for delinquent taxes without
his knowledge. The cost of transac
tions in realty will be lessened.
1 estimate to have the title to one's
real property registered under the
Torrens System should average Sur
plus the premium of, say $L\ for in.
surance or guarantee. The cost of
future transfers should be only about
$1.50 to pay transfer and insurance
charges. -Progressive Karin er.
POPULAK OFFICIAL VISITS CITY.
Mr. IV. A. Muse, Traveling Passenger
Agent of the Seaboard Hallway Vis
ited the City Last Thursday.. High
up in Itnilroad World.
Mr. W. A. Muse, traveling passen,
ger agent of the S. A. L. Kail road,
was in the city Thursday. While Mr,
Muse came here in the Interest of
line:; of passenger traffic for his road,
he was especially interested In the
trip to the Pnclfle coast through the
Yellowstone Park, wnleh (he Sea
board is planning for, lie says thai
this is going to be one of the most
enjoyable as well as Instructive nii?
that has ever been Kotten up by a
Southern road. The train will leave
Atlanta on .1 line IUI?, running solid
Pullman sleepers and diners, and ev
ery attention will be given those who
take advantage of this opportunity
to visit the West.
This was the first visit that Mr.
Muse has made to 1.annuls in some
time and he was very much pleased
with the business-lik appearance of
the city and the prosperous country
along the railroad leading to it.
I AN ANTE-BELLUM LETTER |
Rov. W. A. Clark (of tills city, is
still in the possession of a letter from
his frother Ii. H. Clark, which was
written from SkippenviUe. Ala.. In
1SG0. At that time the writer of the
letter was teaching school there. It
is a very interesting letter, disclosing,
as it do?s. the fact that the teachers
of those days experienced the same
dilliculties with their pupils and their
parents as those of today. After n
short Introductory paragraph the let
ter continues as follows:
I am leaching the young idea, yet
I (lud thai I shall have to quit the
profession, on account of my health,
and temper. The latter reason you
will probably think a strange ono. but
1 find so many things inside and out
I of a school to trouble and vex me that
1 cannot stand it. The mind being
continually harrased by little con
temptible nothings, magnified by his
patrons into so many crazy mountains
curtained around with dark and low
ering clouds, lighted up by the light
ning's lurid glaze?a mind thus threat
ened and surrounded can't help put
ting on the devil-may-care and bidding
defiance to the gathering storm. Tho
mind will be effected by the surround,
ing Influence, and a melancholy, pee
vish, pettish nature is the result, al
most certain, to arise from being bat
tered and banged about by a few who
think their children pinks of perfec
tion and their government a model
that all should follow. By the way
("while I am on this point I'll contin
ue on it" as the sag.? worm remarked,
lying upon a tussack In tho center of
a lake, eyeing some of the funny tribe
who were expecting to dive upon him)
this sugar plum government is making
more miniature devils out of children
I hau saints by odds. This is why we
Itnvo so many abandonded wretches,
boll) men and women in our laud. The
Iii lie darlings ale too precious and
constitutions too delicate to bring un
der rigid discipline ami when they are
old enough for the school room all the
"coaxln and perswadln" terms found
between the lids of Noah Webster's
unabridged would'ut bripg them with
in or under the most lenient rules of
school government and then the ap
plication of birch oil is the last re
sort and (he only remedy that will
effect a ( im'. What whip my child,
says some silly mother or weak mind
ed father, "no sir the thing can t ho
did" why I never struck It a lick in
my life when it was young now its ten
years old, Its too smart to be whipped.
It must not be done, "why sir you
must been raised in the hack woods"
and have not been educated in the
modern mode of governing children.
The old method was barbarous and
Inhuman. You may think that I am
giving the picture extra coloring. True
the language used above has never
been uttered In my piesenee, but ex
pressions have been made which cor
rectly reproted would read as 1 have
quoted them above.
Hro. having extended this letter in
abuse of the present method of rais
ing children beyond the usual limit of
most letters, I will bring I: to a Bpeody
teminatlon by drawing a few plain
practical conclusion. 1st. The mind
of a child is like a pieco of molten
wax in one respect and unlike it in
another, like it. being easily Impres
sive, unlike it in durability of impres
sion. Early impressions are the most
lasting, then while the child is young
and tender how easily would it be
for the parent to take a firm and de.
elded course with Iiis child, would use
that word linn again and endeavor to
Impress it upon the minds of those
who regard my experience and opin
ions as worth anything that there Is
nothing so important in the govern
ment of children as firmness upon the
part of the parent. Commence their
education early both mental and phy
sical, not by confining them down to
set task, for that is injurious, but lead
ing them out. in search of nature's
curiosities and explaining to them such
tilings as their minds may be able to
Comprehend. A modern opinion pre
vails that children ought to bo con
lined down to hard study because their
minds being more easily impressed of
course they will developo their facul
ties faster but a procoslilous develop
ment of the mental power; i>. at the
expense of the physical, hence both
should go together and by tills mil
door method, both these powers are
called into act ion. Alter you beget in
a child a desire to know to earn, to
lind out the reasons "why, wherofor"
etc. and you have accomplished all
you can by the conversational method
and you have made him by vigorous
exercise, strong and healthy, then he
may go to Ills book with some degree
of certainty, that he will learn. Your
business Is to keep the desire up, he
will educate him. ell.
These reflections, my Brother, are
tin own together lu a hasty manner,
l would not have you believe that I
am in favor of the old method of us
ing the rod for every little offence. 1
am only opposing this ruinous meth
od (sugar plum government.) My
method in governing a school Is llko
the old man's advice to his son about
getting money when tlrst going out
In the world, "My son", says the old
man. "get mono)' honestly,' and as the
lad turned away the old gout added,
"if you can my son if you can't 1 say
get money." Make your children obey
you without the rod if you ran, If you
can't 1 say make Lheil) obey you If you
can give your children mental train
ing as they grow up. you will do that
which is more profitable to them and
yourself and i might say, society than
all else you can do. Of course 1 do
not lie an to omit religious training,
that is the ground work. You aro
aware of what the pool says:
Could I in statue reach the Polo
Or grasp creation in my span
I would <?tlll be measured by my soul
Tho mind's th- standard of the man.
I ha> ?> liv.' mouths longer to teach
hero and as toon (arter my term Is
up) as I bClllo my business. I shall go
homo if I am living, but I can fix upon
no definite time. With my love to
you and Li./.io and many wishes for
tho prosperity and happiness of your
little one or ones for 1 have forgotten
how many you hav ?.
11, II. Clark.
Tortured fur 1.*? Ycnr.s
by a cure-defying Btomasb trouble
that bullied doctors, and resisted all
remedies he tried. John w. Meddlers,
)f Moddersville, Mich , HOOincd doomed
lie hud to sell Iiis farm and give up
work. His neighbors said. ' he can't
live much longer." "Whatever 1 ate
distressed mo," he wrote, "till I tiled
lOleclric Hitters, which worked such
wonders for me thai I tan now eat
tilings I could not take for years. Its
surely a grand remedy fur stomach
trouble." .lust as good for the liver
and kidneys, livery bottle guaranteed.
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Palmetto Drug Co.
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FOR LESS MONEY
BIG NINE DAYS SALE IS NOW GOING ON.
Come Now and Buy the Goods
$10,000 worth of goods are going to be sold at and below New York and
Baltimore cost. We have $31,000.00 stock for you to select from. Come quick,
goods don't stay here long. Red Iron Racket's Red Hot prices moves the goods
out. Buy the goods, ask no questions.
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_IS THE TALK. OF THE WHOLE TOWN AND COUNTY _
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Cheapest House on Barth. 210 West Laurens St. Laurens, South Carolina