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?abacrJattea Vric* Is 91A9 per Tear
rajMkie la ?tum.
U5TEETJKKK rKINTI.tti e OMPANT
L*?r**?, H. C
J4tc???Ibc Kate? Application
?JMtaarle? u<i Card of taaakss Ose
ceat ? wvrd.
Katered at tfr? po?toffic? at L*urens.
8. C. ** ?woad class autU matter.
Lir?K>H, S. C *\K< II i?. 1911.
Tbc \*1i?tIImt ?III Ix- fiad i"
rn<}\> tli? MW? of all tb?
??insuuBitJck fa tb< ?ountj. Or.
r**poad< uU hi* r?"jU?"t??J to
?dgo tbelr naaaf t? th? rontri
batioo?. Letter* *?"?<uid not ???
?aJI?4 later Um* Mond*? ssera
*'T. ii.'- may b* tabooed
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Tue feJt'jatiou at the present wrJt
ih hard to de?ne.
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1-aureub: "Tb*' county Ol Substantial
itiiutih." No* tb?r;j.
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Just ho he k*>fi>* Hm crowd Ol l>r
Hancock's behind the ban
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v.'bo is^id l^aure?i was asleep.
When Um? *-?<i*it>vi>it\K iij*"u of I^i'j
j-l-> do wake up to Uhelr possibilities.
nothing w in i>i' able y> bold ber down.
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v.nat are ?ii of tboae rumor? we
b*-tr aboet W. T. Jot; m and UM ? am
;?-.;.?. fund Blld bounty for a oar
On Ins --'jd dsy of April tb?- thirty
days ??ra/<- given by Felder win ex
pire. We belie vi) i. bat lie la going to
maK* good If I " do^s not, th*- first
tetter given out by Hub Kramt will
work against blui Htid will give ib<.
J)tea*ites> a chalice to raise a y< l! of
delight. 1? v.in i*- t?;,.j, privilege.
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It would be u most Important s??-p
to take if tlx- business and mooted
men of the pit) would ban** together
to do something f<<r the <ity. There
?j. plenty of money hero and abundant
resource* to plan- I^aureus in the
front rank of tbe cities of the Pled
Uiont There i? no reason for b?-r to
lag behind the other cities of thin. sec
tion, when her backing country I? so
far ?uperior to I bat of other Cities who
i%r*t making big Ntrlden forward.
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The Advertiser vent out a number i
of notices of expiration to subscribe
wh several ?i-id .-i^o. a very flatter
ing response wan received to these,
but there are still a number of them
unanswered W<- would esteem it a
great favor If some notice wa* taken
tit thKin at once. We would not lfk<
lo cut any one from our ll?t. unless
S/c were KUro that tb?-y did nr;t w?rii
ttie paper. We would be glad If those
who have n< I answered these notice*
before, would attend ??? ih*-m a? soon
uts they can find I' convenient.
( IK.KS.VV DAY.
AS Will bo noted in ;(iir?lb< r KCCtlOII
of thu paper, the state Board of
Health hub B?t apart April Hub a:> a
C|ean-up Day for the whole State As
in well known the CUBtOtn of SQttillg
apart some day In (lie Kpring of the
year as a clean-up day hnn beeomo
nulte popular in many cities, n ha?
been found tr> be a vor> practical idea
and a healthful one. In this way many
causes of diseases arc done away with
and many opldemlcx avoided I3ven
the heut and cleanest of houskeepoi'M
and caretakers have many tilings on
their premises which should not be
there and which aro breeding place?
The State Board of Health ask:, that
/.aureus Join the other oitlea or the
Htate In observing thlil day. LetH heed
the call and everybody Join bands on
April loth to clean up our city. Let
the housewife, the hotel keeper, the
business men and the city authorities
make preparations to clean up on that
day. The time could hardly be better
.?pent The health of the city demands
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THE CASE OF JIM DAVIS.
Jim Davis, the negro whose sen
tence of death (?) was commuted
to life Imprisonment by- the gover
nor a few days ago, w&h convicted of
Ibe charge of murder on blH own con
fession. During the trial of Davis be
tame not put ou the stand to refute or
0eny testimony of reputable wltness
<m who swore that defendant had made
to them confessions of guilt. He made
wore than one statement to this ef
fect Immediately after his arreot and
sending his trial.
It Is true he was Indicted and tried
for the murder of Ida Nelson. Hut
te hla alleged confession, the sworn
testimony of which was not contradict
ed by the defendant, himself, Davis
admitted that be went with Claude
Fe rguwrt). another negro, to the bona?
of Ida Nelson Saturday, Marcb 20,1
Ifta, entered tbe cabin of the untren*,',
t.UK?d by ?nd witueeaed tbe bbooting,
to death of Tony Iranian and the'
westtfl by *>rguaon. Then they pro
ceeded to the home of Alex Ray, ac
cording to tiie uneontradicted corfes
eion Oi Davits, called Kay to the door
and shot hini dead, defendant doing,
the hi ? y this time In compliance
with an agreement entered into be
tween himself and Ferguson.
Tb??*e admission* or confessions of
htevs were made tx> re*i?oo*ible per
sons without any resort to forte or
He it guilty of murder?triple mur
der?and should have been grven ?'je
death penalty. Twelve good men and
tru?r t>ald so hy 'heir verdict returned
afier defendant Lad been given a fair
trial, lb* presiding judge refused a
new trial and the Supreme Court of
South Carolina affirmed tbe decision.
Hut. fortunately for Davis he happen
ed to be tbe "victim" of a little COfa
trOversy between some of the i<owers
ibat be. and it was tbus that bis neck
?juiaa"d the noose.
'Ob! bow lovely:" "Isn't that pret
ty?" ' lx?ok ?t this one that fold* lipi
J believe I will take a trip just to try
it ou? " "1 believe thi- one would com
pletely hhut off nil View of tbe preach
er ou Sunday; Jt rertainly Iwks ef
fective." "I'll always buy my bat* in
Laureui for they are always prettier
than those in ?th?-r towns." And to
on tb^y gaily chattered last Friday on
opening day. Early in the morning,
before the stars had lost their bright
ness the ladies. lik? tbe children on
clrCUJS day. opened their eyes to tee
If it wa? raining for they mtiat be up
and dein? before somebody ''1th bad
tried on all the hau. They came, they
haw and they bought; some OU credit
and sjme on lime: the husbands will
dlacover bow much on the 1st. But
tbey were satisfied. aJl of tbeui Tbe
feast w ah glorious: straw, ribbon, vel
vet, and leathers front eve ry conceiva
ble bird from the aigrette to the tur
key gobbler, And the prices! "Aren't
ibey cheap tills year?" "i certainly
, nave pity on Mra. So-and-so; Bhe
bought bei hat somewhere else and
thest Laureiis hat? are much pretler."
Th ladiea were there, all of tbetn.
And the hat? were there te>o. Jt seem*
as if the Laurens merchants had
decided to go further in th-dr pur
chases thlH year than ever. Davix
Roper & Co. and Switzer both firms
having handled hat? in the past, were
entirely pleased with their show of
ha?? and with the aale?. The bat de
partment at Minier'? was new, but .Mr.
Minter, in speaking about the opening,
said that bis sales on the first day far
exceeded Ids expectations and Ibat
the demand v/as good. All three of
the- bat stores seem to be highly pleas
eel with the work of their milliners
this yar and so do the ladles. Pre
parations were made to supply every
demand Of the City and county and p ??
pie who are In a position to know,
say that the hals arnl other class of
goods ."!'?? superior to those in other
I towns this size and larger. Ladies
who bave seen the hats in other places
, say that the Lauren* stores have
much prettiei displays.
?M l( h IUYMKNT POLICY.
What the Pamll) of I'oung Shumate
Kcc< Ix d on his Death Recently.
Mr. Kdgar Shumate of iMs city, who
1 was accldcntly killed in the oil mil)
at 1'e l/.er two Weeks ago, had a policy
for $1,000 in the Greensboro Life in
surance Company of Greensboro, N.
?". Tills company pays double the face
value ?jf Its policies In CRSO of death
by accident, in which feature it stands
Proofs of .Mr. Shumate's death wore
forwarded to the home office of the
company al Greensboro, N. <'.. last
Th?r day. and this morning Mr. I).
w. Cochrane of Greenville, the g'*n
oral age'tit of the Company? gave Mrs.
II. H. Him mate, the beneficiary of I he
policy, a chee k for f2,000.
The doubl a payment in case of
death by accident does not coat the
policyholder in the Qfeensboro Life
Hiiythlng oxtra, and this feature will
doubtless secure, for the company a
great deal of new business when its
merits become fully known.?Ander
son Dally Mail.
Is Year Skin em Href
Does It seem to you that you can't
stand another minute of that awful,
bu rn In r'ireh?
'rhut it must be cooled?
That It must bave re'.ief?
Get 9 mixture of Oil of Winter*
rre?,.n. Thymol, and other aoothlnp !n
gr* lle.nts as compounded er.'.y In D.
0. I>, Preemption. *
The wr> first drops stop that aw.
, fnl burning Instantly!
; The ftcxt drop* soothe and heal!
I). I>. IX gives you comfort?
elMtt&fc* the skin of all Impurities and
washes eway pimptea and blotches
Take our word on It as yottr local
Get a ILOO or a 2R rent bottl?! today.
Lati 'o-.H Drug Co., Laurons, 8. C.
I special Nonces. |
For Bale? Pure /King Cotton seed
$1.00 j>er ba. F. ?Tb. Clinton, 8. C.
G. Wat?b Hunter. Clinton. 8. C. SS-Si
Fcr &a?e?Pure Improved King Cot
ton Seed, guaranteed. Bought direct
from T. J. King Ial*19. Ginned clean
Limited amount, $LO0 per bu. Joo. R
Flsley. Madden. 8. C. 5f?-2t
Fer Sale?Will jsell for $50 a cou
l?ou ?ortu *9iojQfr a. KrauB? Piano.
Apply to Miav Hinnte Wallace. Lau
ren*. S. C, R F. I). 6. 35-lt pd
For Sal*?Only a limited supply of
King's early Impnjynd rrdtoii seed at
ceuu per bushel. Fltbt come, firtt
senea. W. B Knight. 3J5-3t
Lo*t ?Between Mrs. H w. Ander
toon's and First liaptist church, tlold
Badge with t??/ Hgtt band?- joined
toother -jugraved on it. Finder will
relam ?ante to K 0. Anderson.
Fine Lot of steers bought from J. H.
Jones. Jr. ol Fountain Inn. for sale by
Armstrong &. Sos-imfl Blakely Bro?
Thirty four fu all, weighing al>oui 800
pounds each and co*t ? 1-8 ceiiia pei
pound. 11 i^d
Wanted?You to know that ?e keep
a big Tennessee J^ck at "RiveraWe
Farm" all the tim?X Fee $12.50 guar
anteed Telephone i*2 tbr^e rlnf*
Don oh and Harri*.. WoodrulT. 8. C.
Egg*?Barred Plymouth Rock egge,
tbe production ol StateX<?} prize Win
nen BeYenty-five cents Tor 15. Mrs.
w. l. Taylor, Laurent;, S. C.
For Sale?Genuine Black Minorca
eggt $1.60 the eM?ng of IS eggt. J.
R Little. Lauren*. 8. C. 35-11
The Birdilile Dairy ?ud Stock Farm
hau on hand some l'u^_*Larl boro Seed
corn for Kale. $2.00 per bushel. Phone
No. 10, R- F. I). No. Z. W. D. Byrd &
Hon. 34-3t pd
ALSO my noted stallion, Willian
Denmark a standard* bT*d saddle and
harness horte will make the season
at the name place. Feu $1". E. W.
Martin. Laurens, S. C 84-8t
Warning?No agents allowed to sell
anything to my hagji*, without my per
mission. Also no loafing or trespass
ing allowed on premises. T. M. Shaw.
Monej t?? Loa axes Heal i -t.it*. j.
A. Bailey, Treasurer, Clinton, S. C.
The B?rd>ill?- Dslr) and Meek Farm
btill have their Jack. The season is
now open. This last year's work is
?1 .wing up One. >*>ee hiic before
breeding elsewhere. Will take care
of mares aver night for those trom a
?J:.-?:<Pee $1.'.50 llvngcolt. Phone
No. 10. Lauren* 1. F. D. No. 'i. W. I).
Byrd and Son 3-'-5t
Cotton Seed?I am agent for the cel
eb: ated King Cottonseed, direct from
the King Farm. AlsoT"year's growth
of same variety at $1.00 per bu. Call
on J. Wade Anderson, Laureus, S. C.
For ?sie?Silver laced Wyndotte
eggs for sale. B?aL.?tralu. $1.00 per
1",, delivered at Lauren?. W. T. Senn.
Laur<2na, It. F. D. No. 33-2t
TO CHARGE LAUREINS
Broadside From All the Main ferrets
to Itearh Lauren* April 7th.
Sec. McCuen, of the Chamber of
Commerce, is in receipt of a letter
from A. W. McKeand, of Charleston,
; to the effect that the trade excursion
'? from that city will be here on April
' "th and win Hpend forty five minutes
here. As this Will be a represetatlve,
! body of men. and men who are clone
I observer* of cities through which they
pass, doubtless the people of I.aurens
will make preparations for them ac
cordingly. L?niens should look her
best thai day and doubtless she will.
Sec. McCuen h.-is Buggested that all the
merchants put their prettiest things
! in IhO Windows, clean up their stores
and do everything thai will give'the
, city a it:*?-?. modern appearance. Lau
reiis' Rppearance on thai day will be
her advertisement. And then also the
ladies will be expected to nave the
front yards in spick and span shape
so that the Charlestonlann who go ov
er the city will be able to say of Lau
ren* "that It has the prettiest homes'
, and the best kept yards of any city
that we have been through." Those
who own automobiles Will be expect
ed to have them out that day so that
tin* vlHltors will have a Change to see
the city in the short time that they
The CharlesloniaiiH will arrive here
at 10:4a A. M. next Friday, the 7th,
and will remain forty five minutes.
About sixty people will be in the party
Opens New Series Stock
on April ?st. ftleney
to Loan at Once
C. H. ROPER,
Sec'y sad Treasurer.
THE RETAIL ADVERTISER
BY A. V. PEASE
It seetus trite to say that advertising pays the country merchant.
Yet there are few who know it to be true.
There are some who guess that it pays, wmie who hop*' that it does,
but are not certain; others who spend their money because the printer
asks them to and runs an account with them.
< >thers who think it would pay if they only knew how to write ads.;
Hut no matter what the attitude, very few arc prepared to L^irm;
<>r deny that it pays.
I think it safe to say that few" if any small retail establishments but
?.vhat v, ill be "'?cnehtt<*d by judicious advertising. Occupying space in
proportion to the volume of business, with sensible expression the coal
dealer, lunjl?erman. baker, eon feet ioner, tailor and blacksmith may well'
spend money for printers' ink for more income.
Advertising is merely long range Belling. With the customer in
your store, you can arouse the desire to possess. If you can supply!
thai desire, you have done business. Jn person, you can talk to but one
customer at a time. The newspa]>er will talk to hundreds at the same;
time. It multiplies your personality, magnifies your voice and length*']
?-us your arm. It pulln them in. If by the use of newspaper space you j
create the desire to possess in a number of minds at once you have done
The selling in person depends on your saying the rieht thing and;
having something to l>c desired. The result from the use of space <!??-;
pends on just the same thing.
Ii*??-* IlMte Been Set for Or>e of the
Vc-1 Complete Musical Events of
I lie South.
April L'4th and 2'Ah. are the dates
J tor the Augusta Musical Festival, tu
I be held at the Grand Opera House in
! Augusta, under the auspices of the
j Augusta Choral society, when New
' York's great symphony Orchestra of
.".0 men. conducted by Walter iJani
roscb. with at least seven noted Ar
tist? will give a series of three con
The Soloists already engaged are
Miss Florence Hinkle. soprano. Miss
Christine Miller, contralto. Mr. Albeit j
Quesnel. tenor and Mr. Arthur Middle-I
ton, basso. Mr. Paul Kefer cellist. Mr.
George Barrare. fiutist and Senor Al
exander Sasvaslky. violinist.
One of" the most attractive features
of the Festival will be the children's
Chorus of 100 voices and the adult
chorus of 200 voices. That the best
class of attractions are offered, and
that in artistic excellence the spring
Musical Festival of 1911, will surpass
that of last April, the Choral Society
feel confident in making this an
nouncement. Tliis will be one of the
brilliant events of the year in Augus
ta, and it is expected that guests from
all parts of Georgia apd Carolina will
go there for the occasion.
* MT. OLIVE. t
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A good rain fell here Sunday which
was needed very much on early vegi
Mrs. Dollle Cooper sjcnt last week
with her brother. Mr. I parley Saxon
i of the Friendship section.
! Miss Kthel Cul bort son, who has been
visiting relatives and friends In LaU
rens. returned home last week.
Mr. M. W. Hill purchased a nice
horse last week.
Mr. YV. E. Washington went to the
Mr. A. J. Elmore went to Enoree
last we 4: on business.
Mr. Clarence Simmons, son of Mr.
loseph Simmons, died at his home
last Saturday and was buried at Pop
lar Springs church Sunday afternoon.
EREE BOOK ON PILES.
Tells How to Cure Them with Internul
Do you kno-v the ^aisse of pl'es?
Is h internal or external?
Will salves, suppositories or cutting,
remove t! e caiise
How can one be cured permanently
I'o you know how Dr. J. S. Lecn
bardt found the cause and cure"
All these questions answered fully
in a booklet mailed free by Dr. I^eon
hardt Co., Station B? Buffalo. N. Y.,
or at Laurns Drug Co. anduruggists
everywhere who will seil me success
ful remedy. Hem-Roid, under guaran
tee, at $1 per large bottle.
The best selling book, just out. Eve's
Why delay in getting your Coupons for
Nature's Remedy Tablets Cashed? When
stock is all taken up they are NO GOOD.
Have you Gold Fish? Get a bunch of Sea
Palmetto Drug Co.
W. H. WASHINGTON, Manager.
GENERAL REPAIR WORK
I have opened a General Repair Shop and am pre
pared to do the very beat Wood-work, Iron-work, Tire
Shrinking, Horse Shoeing, and in fact everything in the
repairing line. New and ? complete Outfit. Experienced
labor. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Blacksmith Shop in charge of Ben Fowler.
D. E. BARNETT
Next to Laurens Bonded Warehouse, Lanrens, S. C,
1 j i _
AI Kind sAll Qualities
and each Watch the best
at its price, whatever
iiVery Watch guaran
teed according to its
worth, in knowledge of
$1 to $125
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 cares not partic
ularly for the saving, hut he wants
his 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
hygenically cooked ?all the sur
The "Caloric" will
The working woman with Hrr.iicu
time for home affairs wants home
The "Caloric" will
Step in our store and lot us show
you what a great convenience as
well as a time, fuel and labor saver
the "Caloric" really is.
JVL S. Bailey & Sons.
Clinton, S. C.
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
Have you overworked your nervous sys
tem and caused trouble with your kid
ney* and bladder? Have you palna I?
loins, side, back and bladder? Have yon
a flabby appearance of the face, and tin
der the eyes? A frequent' d?slr* to pas*
urtne? If *o. Williams' Kidney Pitta wtlt
cur? you?Druttiat, Pries 00c.
WsUlABtt MFC CO., iW. CWrekwI.Ofcfc
LAURKN8 DHU? CO.
Laar?**, ft. C
Jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Featheratone
W. B. Knight
FERGUSON, FEATHEISTONE & KNIfttfT
Attorneys at Law
l.surens, S. C.
Prompt and careful attention given
to all business.
Office Over Palmetto Bank.