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LAU RENS, S. C MARCH 22, 1911.
The Adrertlser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the contri
butions. Letters should not he
mailed later than Monduj morn
Even If Felder did write that letter,
whai is going to be done about it? It
look?, as If anything of moment was
Intended and if anything rould be done,
the first movement would havo been
to swear oiu a warrant.
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Pnless there has been a frame-up
all around it b?ems like Felder, if he
did not write that letter, would have
a nice Chance for a little libel suit. Its
mighty bard to say what's what in
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It looks as if the Greenville to Co
lumbia Highway is going to develop
into something substantial. The Lex
ington County people have already
begun work and a meeting has been
tailed of the Central Committee in
Columbia soon. I' certainly loot's en
couraging Let the good work con
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How many farmers in this county
have tried the split l<;g drag in front
of their homos? If every farmer In
the county or every farmer living
along a given road would try the plan
of dragging the read in front of their
Immediate homes, we believe that they
would boos se?- the wisdo mof it and
drag all of them.
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The Greenville Piedmont says that
the census bureau has never announc
ed the population of Laurens, Cold
Point. Donalds. Hodges. Harnes Sta
tion or Modoc. No, dear, they haven't
finished counting them yet. It seems
though that we heard a rumor to the
?affect that Greenville and Spartanburg
had theirs announced some time ago.
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From what we can gather from th1?
new trolley company's rrnnchise in
Greenwood, that enterprising town is
going to allow the corporation to run
freight and coal cars through some of
the main streets of the city. We would
like very much to have seen the trol
ley run along this way. but de do not
believe that our city fathers would
allow any such thing as that to hap
pen here .
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Gov. C. L. Please was one of the
speakers in Charleston Friday night
in connection with the celebration of
St. Pratlck'.s day by t;i~ Hibernian
society of that city. 'South Carolina"
was his subject, and in the course of
his address, referring to the Mexican
situation, he declared that in the event
of war be would not only see that the
National Guard of South Carolina
went to the front, but as commander
ln-chief of the State, he would lead
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Corn planting season is at hand and
the. indications are that a bumper crop
Will he under cultivation In Laurens
County this year. The preparation for |
this season has been prosecuted tin- i
der favorable conditions and it is prob
able that the acreage will be larger
than last. year. At any rate, It ap
pears that the general Idea Is to se
cure the largest yield possible on each
One frequently hears something like
this around Laurens: "There's one
thing about it, Uleaae Is Governor."
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The Laurens Advertiser relates that
last week a citizen placed an adver
tisement In that paper, at a cost of 26
cents offering a cow for sale and re
ceived 101 replies to It. Encouraged
by this experience the same gentle
man has advertised in the current
Issue of Urn newspaper a setter dog
for sale. If 101 or more persons In
quire about the dog, the conclusion
Will follow that Tho Advertiser la an
uncommonly fine medium, but If the
Inquiries are under a dozen it will be
proved merely that there Is a great
scarcity of cows In Laurens. Ordi
narily, though, one csn sell a dog In
Laurens, if the price be not too high,
without the help of advertising. While
Tho Advertiser is undoubtedly a fine
aid to selling, it seems a pity that
101 persons In Laurens county should
be without a cow at the same time.?
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THE PEXITENTIABY AGAIN.
From the reports in the daily pa
pers Thursday, concerning the lack of
proper precautions being taken to
guard the convicts of the State Peni
tentiary from the ravages of Tubercu
losis, it seems that our surmises, fol
lowing the paroling of Herman E.
King, by Gov. Ansel Just before the
I Close of his administration, were cor
, rt't. As will be remembered, follow
i Ing the parole of^ King by Gov. Ansel
. on account of a "serious Illness that
i might develop into Pneumonia." we
suggested that a little investigation in-,
I to the sanitary conditions of the
' Penitentiary might show far too
great a prevalence of Tuberculosis in
I that Institution. Some few days fol
I lowing this little suggestion, Btate
? ments came out in several papers.
I which had representatives on the spot.
! that there wero "no unhealthy condl
j tions at the State Prison, however,
? and an investigation would show this".
Not being in a position at the time
to investigate for ourselves, we took
the statements at their face value and j
said no more about it, except to hope
that Supt. Griffith would do all in his
power to protect the inmates under,
From the reports which have gained
circulation and which evidently are'
well founded, coming from Dr. Gam
brell. of the board. It seems that the
sanitary conditions at the Penitentiary
are not at all satisfactory, especially
in that muchly discussed hosiery mill,
where Northern capital is getting the
benefit of our cheap convict labor. Dr.,
Gambrell says that the men. suffering
with Tuberculosis are worked in the j
hosiery mill so long in the advanced
stages of the disease, that irreparable
harm is done before they are taken
to the hospital. It might be well to,
further draw attention to the fact that ,
the report of the State Board of
health, which recently Inspected the? I
Penitentiary, is withheld until some
future time. Why his is done is no
said, but it appears quite clear that
Ihey have discovered things that would
not appear to advantage just now.
We would like to see this matter
cleared up. But, as we have said be
fore, we are not trying to stir upvuny,
hubbub about it, only we want to see
that proper precautions are taken to
protect the health of those men who
are placed under the care of the State.
From all reports Supt. Griffith has
made, in other respects, an excellent
official, placing, if we remember cor-?
rectly, 180,000 clear profit in the State
treasury from his department last
year. However, we do believe that
Supt. Griffith does not realize the'
State's obligations in placing everyj
precaution around the lives of her ?
prisoners, so that they will not con
tract diseases which can and ought
to be avoided. When the report of,
the Board of Health is made known,
steps should be taken at once to rem- j
edy the conditions. Tuberculosis j
could be stamped out Inside of prison ?
walls better than In any other place
for the necessary guards are there to
Bankrupt's Petition for Discharge.
In the District Court of the United
For the District of S. C.
In the matter of
w. H. Aahendorf,
To the Honorable Win. H. Brawley,
.ludge of the District Court of the
United States for the District of
w. h. Ashendorf of Laurons In the
County of Laurens and State of South
Carolina In said District, respectfully
represents that on the 11th day of
January, 1911 htsi past he was duly
adjudged Bankrupt under the acts of
Congress relating tc. Bankruptcy, that
he has duly surrendered all his prop
erty and rights of property, and has
fully complied with all the require
ments of said acts and of the order of
the Court touching his Bankruptcy.
Wherefore he prays that he may be
decreed by the Court to have a full
discharge from all of debts provable
against his estate under said Bankrupt
Acts, except such debts as are ex
cepted by law from such dlschf.. g..
Dated this 11th day of March, A. D.
W. H. Ashendorf,
Order of Notice Thereon.
District of S. C?ss:
On this 14th day of March A. D. 1911,
on reading the foregoing petition, It
Ordered by the Court, that a hear
ing be had upon the same on the 17th
day of April A. D. 1911, before said
Court at Charleston in said District,
at 10 o'clock In the forenoon, and that
notice thereof be published in The
Laurens Advertiser, a newspaper
printed In said District, and that all
known creditors and other persons In
Interest may appear at ths said time
and place and show cause, If any they
have, why the prayer of the said peti
tioner should not be granted.
And It is farther Ordered by the
Court, that the Clerk shall send by
mall to all known creditors copies of
said petition and this order, addressed
to them at their places of reeldenco as
Witness the Honorable Wm. H.
Brawley. Judge of the said Court, and
the seal thereof at Charleston in said
District on the Hth day of March A.
Richard W. Hutson.
For Sale?Corn StdVer and hay. Ap
ply to P. B. Bailey. 34-lt pd
The ByrdTtUe Dairy and Stock Farm
haa on hand someT*ure Marlboro Seed
corn for sale. $2.00 per bushel. Phone
No. 10. R. F. D. No. 3. W. D. Byrd &
Son. 34-3t pd
For Sale?Eggs ^rom purest strain
of Plymouth Rock?~?t 75 cents for 15
delivered at Laurens. M. Arthur Rid
dell. Laurens. 8. C. Rt. 3. 34-lt pd
Spanish Jack?My big Spanish Jack.
Sampson, will ma|4?-the season at my
stables. He was sired by noted Samp
son Jack from Spain and is 15 1-4
bands high and weighs 800 pounds.
ALSO my noted stallion. Willian
Denmark a standwd?bred saddle and
harness horse will make the season
at the same place. Fee $10. E.- \V.
Martin. Laureus. S.. C. 34-8t
Lost?At Lauren^ on Saturday. 18th
one $10 bill. Finder will be rewarded
by leaving same at The Advertiser of
fice. J. T. Stoddard. 34-lt
For .'?ale?A few bushels of Minutes
Prolific Seed Corur. j&oO per bushel.
May be had at J. E. Minter & Bro.
Store, Laurens, S. C. 34-1*.
Warning?No agents allowed to sell
anything to my handst-w4thout my per
mission. Also no loafing or trespass
ing allowed on premises. T. M. Shaw,
Money to Loan, on Heal Estate. J.
A. Bailey, Trea:*rrer. Clinton. S. C.
The Bynhillc Dairy and Stock Farm
still have their Jack. The season is
now open. This last year's work is
?h .wing up fine. See hit. before
breeding elseuheiV^- Will tike care
of mares over nignt for those from a
distance. Fee $1?.50 living colt. Phono
No. 10. Laurens h F. D No. 3. W. D.
Byrd anil Son 32-5t
Cotton Seed?I am agent for the cel
ebrated King Cotton Seed, direct from
the King Farm. A4so 1 year's growth
of same variety at $1.00 per bu. Call
on J. Wade Anderson, Laureus, S. C.
For Sule?Silvec laced Wyndotte
eggs for sale. Be*t strain. $1.00 per
15, delivered at Laurens. W. T. Senn.
Laurens. R. F. D. No. '.. 33-2t
Card of Thanks.
To the Editor of The Advertiser:
Please allow me space in your val
ued columns to thank .1. Lee Langston
Clerk and C. A. Power Counsul Com*
mander together with the other of
Hcors and membeis of Laurens Camp
No. 98 W. O. \V. for collecting the
$2,000 policy of the late E. A Hamll
'<n. 'lhere was a Question whether
this could be collected as the constitu
tion and laws were plain and the cer
tificate had also been lost, and not
withstanding all these complications
they paid this promptly.
W. P. Brown.
LIVE STOCK MEX MEET.
Small hut Enthusiastic Crowd Met in
the Chamber of Commerce Hall Fri
The Laurens County LI-?? Stock As
sociation held a meeting in the Cham
ber of Commerce rooms Friday morn
ing Several things tended to draw
the members away from the meeting,
so a very largo crowd was not. pres
ent. However, what was lacking in
numbers was made up In enthusiasm.
Mr. B. Harris, of Pendleton, was
present and made a very interesting
address on "hogs". Mr. John D. W.
Watts, the agent of the Farm Demon
stration Department, was also pres
ent and gave a very interesting talk.
Taken as a whole a very interest
ing as well as instructive meeting was
On account of the smallness of the
attendance, the election of officers wa3
put off until some future time.
Of tlx ( audition of The Bank of Lau
rens, Located at Laurens, S. ('., at
the (lose of Business March 7, I'M I.
I?ans and Discounts.$199,473.44
Bonds and Stocks owned by
the Bank. 750.00
Furniture and Fixtures. .. 1.711.00
Banking House. 2,800.00
Other Real Estate owned.. 246.
Due from Banks and Bank
ers .* . . . . 31.470.94
Currency. . 1,857.00
Silver and other Coin. 3,207.97
Checks and Cash Items, . . 3.940.03
Capital Stock Paid In, . . . .$ 50,000.00
Surplus Fund. 35,090.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Due to Banks and Bankers. 9,116.89
Dividends Unpaid. 52.00
Ildlvldual Deposits subject
to Check.$ 76.519.11
Savings Deposits 41,494.39
Time Certificates of Deposit
Total Deposits. 145,576.80
Certified Checks, .. .. ,. .. 75.00
Cashier's Checks. 557.30
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens. ss.
Before me came If. K. Alken, Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement Is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
H. K. AIKEN.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 13th day of March, 1911.
J. J. Adams,
Noury Public, R c.
correct?Attest: O. B. Simmons, J.
II. Sullivan, W. R. Rlchey, Directors.
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