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LAUKENS, 8. C? MARCH 8, 1911
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GRAM) VOTING CONTEST!
Ever ?ince the present owners of
The Advertiser took charge of the pa
per In September past, they have felt
that it should reach a larger number
of people in the county. Although the
circulation of The Advertiser is as
large and larger than most county pa
pers in the State, there are few that
should appeal to a larger number of
people. Laurens County is already
one of the most prosperous In the
State, especially in the rural districts,
and the people arc becoming more and
more In the habit of keeping up with
the events of the day. There is a larger
demnnd for newspapers than ever be
fore. More and more the people are
beginning to look to the county papers
to keep them in touch with the news
of their county and with the general
news of the State.
Feeling that The Advertiser would
he welcomed in a larger number of
hom"s than It now goes in and know
ing that with a larger circulation and
consequent larger revenue we could
increase the usefulness of our paper,
we have decided to inaugurate a vot
ing contest to meet the needs of the
situation. Wo have made a contract
with the Augusta Chronicle, by which
the two'papers are to run a joint con
test, which we hope will prove a ben
efit to both, it is unnecessary to say
that The Chronicle is one of the lead
ing papers of the South and the old
est newspaper in the South. The con
nection is good and the prizes which
the two papers will offer are good, so
we enter It with the happy feeling that
it will he a great success and that
in the future we will he able to give
our readers and patrons a better ser
vice than ever before.
The particulars of the contest will
be found on another page.
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PROF. T.YTK'S ADDRESS.
"I believe Laurens County has the
best opportunity of any county in the
State In undertaking this work," said
Prof. T?te, at the Trustee Association
meeting in the Court House Saturday,
in speaking of the great work to be
done In Improving our rural schools.
The very effective address of Prof,
gate was lisl mod to by a large num
ber of the trustees of th county, but i
it was the duly and would have been
a great privilege for every trustee in
the county to have been there. Any
one who heard him ami was not In
spired by his magnificent address,]
must surely have been dead to the1
sense of the great importance of edu
To begin to comment in any satis
factory degree, on the address of Prof.
T?te Is a very difllcult and an almost
Impossible task, for every word that
ho spoke was commendable and should
have commanded the attention and in
tense consideration of all who heard
him. We can only hope to say a few
words about one or two things about
the dean of Prof. Tale as outlined in
his address, and hope that these
few words will have enough weight to
move thoso who were absent at Fri
day's meeting to come out to hear
Prof. T?te when he comes again.
Prof. Tafe is working in the inter
est of the rural schools. He was rais
ed in the rural schools himself. He
is not getting a fancy salary. He cOuld
command many times more than he
is now getting in the business world
it he chose to give up his work of ed
ucating the rural people of South
Caroline. Prof. T?te Is working for
the advancement of the rural schools
along lines that have proven success
ful in other States. He seeks for the
consolidation of the rural achools He
Is not seeking to take a school from
a large town und place It in another,
but he wants to see the schools in tho
soattered communities done awny with
and the resources of the combined
schools put Into one and the children
In a certain radius of miles sent to
that school Uut how?
In numbcts of other states and in
one County in South Carolina a plan
has been tried and it has succeeded.
An excellent school Is started at a
ceotriii point. For each section of
the school district a large, comforta.
bie covered wagon is provided. A con
tract is let for some member of the
community to haul tho children to
the school in this wagon. The wagon
makes regular and schoduled trips
Just like ocr railroad trains. The
children are carried safely and reg
ularly to school at an expense that is
not very great and which would be
made up for by the added advantages
of a larger and better equipped school,
in some cases the number of teachers
could be reduced and the money wise
ly expended In transportation. This
plan has been tried In other places and
has proved eminently satisfactory. Its
merits are evident.
Prof. Tato was very complementary
to Laurens county In ihs address.
While the schools of this county are
not near what they should be, he said
that they were far in advance of oth-'
ers and what is more he sahl that the
tendency of the farmers In this coun
ty to leave the country and go to the
towns was not as great as it was in l
other counties in the state and in fact
that the number of school children
had actually Increased In the rural
schools in this county, something that
had not been done in other counties.
Now. all of us know the importance
of education. Laurens county Is among
the leaders in the state in rural edu
cational advancement. Prof. T?te says
that she has the best opportunity of
any county in the state. Are we go
ing to take advantage of our opportun
ity and take the forward step which
will put us still further in the fore
front or are we going to rest on our
laurels. Knowing what the people of
this county have already done In this
work we believe that the wish of Prof.
T?te will he fulfilled and that those
schools of the county which have not
taken the forward step will do ,so at
an early date. The time is propitious,
the people ate prosperous, the children
are awaiting the advantages which are
rightfully theirs and the work should
he done. Let's he up and doing.
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A GOOD ROADS MEETING*
The New be l ry Chamber of Com
merce has taken the inlntlve in a
movement for a bettor highway from
(Ireenville to Columbia, via Laurens,
Newberry and Clinton, a meeting has
been called for Friday morning to be
held at Newberry, to which all the
farn eis and others who are Interest
ed ate invite 1. It is the purpose of
those at the head of the movement to
form an association of the owners of
land along this route and to procure
the help of these people at a time of
the year when teams and laborers are
more or less Idle. A date will be set
tled upon when all of these teams and
laborers will be put on this road and
grading and scraping done. Before
this, however, it is proposed to have
the road relocated and graded so that
the pcrmanont improvements will not
be wasted on a temporary roadway
The supervisors of the different coun
ties along the route will be called on
to assist In the work. The plan Is a
very feasible one, if the people co
operate. If the people are listless, the
plan is infensible and tho work will
The Laurens County section of this
road is already in fairly good condi
tion, but a llttlo extra work on it
during the layby season would do won
ders for it. We would like to see
this roadway built, not so much as a
roadway for travelers from Greenville
to Columbia, but as an Inspiration to
build better roads in other parts of
the county. Therefore we hope that
i lame delegation will go from Lau
rens to the mooting at Newborrv.
Following is the letter addressed to
the President of the Laurens Chamber
Newberry, S. C. Feb. 28, 1911,
Dr. H. K. Alken.
Chamber of Commerce,
Laurens, S. C.
Dear Sir: ?
The Newberry Chamber of Com
merce desires to have a meeting in
Newberry on the afternoon of the
10th of March, for the purpose of con
sidering the advisability of forming
an organization composed of repre
sentatives from tho commurcial bodies
or the cities and towns between Green
ville nnd Columbia, including these
two places, and from the rural com
muntlcs, to build a road from Green
ville to Columbia by the voluntary
cooperation of the people along the
The supervisors of Laurens, Green
ville, Newberry, Lexington and Rich
land will be invited to be present, and
will be asked to give their coopera
Tho plan to bo proposed is to form
nn organization, as suggested, and to
??inpiny a civil engineer and road
builder to go over the road between
Greenville and Columbia, to suggest
re-locations where necessary, and to
Btake off and grade and get specifies,
tlons, and when these are completed
to appoint a time when all the peo
ple along the road from Oreenvllle
to Columbia will be asked to turn
out with their teams and labor on
their plantations, and to work the
roads according to the plan? nnd ?pe
It will take some time to get these
matters In shape, and If the organiza
tion is formed, and It Is decided to
undertake the work. It can be done
after the farmers havo finished work
Ing their crops, and between that time
and the time for harvesting. One week
of work under this plan would pnt
the entire road in fine condition.
The keynote of the plan la to secure
the cooperation and enthusiastic sup
port of all tho people along the pro
Please advise me if we can expect
your cooperation, and if you can send
a representative to the meeting called
at Newberry for March 10, and send
me the name of your representative.
The building of one such road will
encourage work of a similar kind on
other roads, and you must realize that
one of the moat important factors In
ttie development of the rural com.
munities in our State at the present
time Is the building of better roads.
We hope that we may have your
hearty cooperation, and that you will
send a representative to the meeting
at Newberry on March 10. at 1 P. M.
John h. Mayes,
Ron Advertising Pays.
Mr. I). B. Todd. a well known young
farmer who lives out on Route No. I
was in our office Monday. A couple
' weeks ago Mr. Todd had a cow for
sale and he camo to the Advertiser of
fice and put in a small "want nd." In
response to this little ad. which cost
hlin 25 cents, he had one hundred and
one answers. It is needless to say
that he sold his cow and got a good
price for her. In fact one man said
he would have been willing to give
$?.00 more than the price which he
did receive for her. Having a setter
dog for sale, Mr. Todd came n Monday
to insert another ad. It is In this pa
Hahogany or Rose Wood needs sim
plv washing and a coat of Varnish.
The I.. & M. Home Finish Varnish is
II* painted wood?then wash it. and
apply one coat of L. & M. Domestic
Makes Furniture as good as now at
a cost of about 2.") or 30 cents.
tiet if from J. H. & M. Li. Nash. Lau
u8; J. W. Copeland Co., Clinton.
By W. D. S.
A Meares waB one of the old.line
merchants of Laurens village. He was
a fine judge of goods ana kept an ex
cellent store. He was a son of Abra
ham, but did not strictly observe the
law. Jonadab, the son of Rechab, gave
to his sous the Kenltes.
Soon after the surrender of the
Southern,Confederacy, the store of Mr.
Meares was the resort of the negroes;
they came in town with blue blankets
and shawls thrown over their shoul
ders and would go Into his store In
perfect droves. Ho and his son, Wil
son, could not wait on the crowd.
A citizen stood on the side walk
and investigated the great attraction
of the negroes to this place. He soon
found what they were doing: they
were stealing Meares' goods by the
bolt, bringing them out hidden under
their blankets. ile reported to Mr. I
Meares his discovery. The stock of
goods was looked over and the sales
checked uy. and he found that the loss
was hundreds of dollars.
Mr. Meares' residence was above the
I'? >d Iron Racket. He kept his "gar
den of herbs" and saw his English
peas were being raided by the rabbits.
He told his wife. Jane, that he would
make a snare like they had in the
old country and catch that roebuck
that was eating up his pens.
One morning he called. "Shane. I've
caught that roebuck."
"What did you do with him Mr.
"Why. I took him out of the snare.
I slap one jaw; cuff him good on the
other jaw and Jllng him over the gar
den fence and tell him never put his
foot in my garden again."
Ho you reckon the rabbit stayed out'
We have the, best line of window
shades ever shown in the city, can
give you any size that you may need
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
CroBS Hill, March 6.?Misses Cleo
Walker and Nell Wallace, of Laurens,
were Cross Hill visitors Saturday und
Messrs Lyl Lcaman, Paul McQowan
and Ellis Fuller, students at the Pres
byterlan college of South Carolina,
wore with home folks Sunday.
Mr. Joe Carter was over from Clin
Mr. und Mrs. J. Q. Guthrie and fam
'y are visiting relatives in North Car
Dr. G. C. Probst has opened up his
dentul oilier in the Speurman building.
Mrs. Wilbar, wife of Dr. J. Q. Wil
bar, died Saturday night. She had
been ill with pneumonia for several
days. Interment was at the Presbyter
ian cemetery Sunday afternoon.
Miss Mattie May Neville spent Sat
urday ami Sunday with homefolks in
Clinton, and Miss Kate Austin, teach
er at Clinton, spent the week-end with
her folks here.
Duster Praises I). I>. D.
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Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
100 -.^o!? farms wanted fW%veBtorn
House.and lot, pn EaRt.Maljp. street .
containing 17 acicb with One house,
barn and other Improvements on easy
House and lot on Garllngton ptreet,
cheap for quick sale..
400 acres near Stomp Springs in
fne state of cultivation, 5 tenant hous
es. Price $11.50 per acre, one half
cash, balanco in 12 months.
125 acres 1>4 miles of public square,
electric lights and one of the best
farms in the county. $125. 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
acres and 15 room concrete dwelling:
finest place in tipper South Carolina, j
On easy terms.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
One hundred acres tillable land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
A number of farms and other prop,
erty for sale, see us before you pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurens, S. fc>.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention givro to all busiogps
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