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Sabscrlptlon Price Is 91.00 per Year
Payable In Advance.
1DYEBTISEB FBINT1NG COMPANY
Laurens, S. C.
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S. C. as second clacu mall matter.
LAUBENS, S. (., A PHIL 5, 1911.
Tbe Advertiser will he glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their unme to the contri
butions. Letters should not be
niiiiicu inter than Monday morn
Bvorybody plan for Clean-up Day
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Aikon has contracted for an avia
tion station. Things must be look
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"Thero Is a man in ".his tt?wr who
has the biggest head in tho world."
says the Charleston News and Cour
ier. What about, pray?
Judging from th<> rings and knots,
tree experts estimate that a certain \
fig tree In this town Is fifty centuries
old. and It lias been dressed Just Mkei
Eve all that time.?News and Courier.
How? With nothing hut leaves
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"Frank N.ish purchased an auto one
day last week." says the Rnbut) cor
respondent of The Fountain Inn Tri
bune .Musi ho an every day affair In
that seel ion
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With her railroad facilities and
plentiful supply of water and electric
power. Laurens should in- growing In
leaps and bounds. No city In the
State is better located.
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Our Winthrop College correspond
ent says that tho average age of the
girls at thai institution is eighteen
years. Wo judge that the youngest
must be sixteen and the oldest twenty.'
Ideal conditions up Iber.'.
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Governor Illcaso says that be gets
twenty-live or thirty letters every day
telling him lo go ahead and pay no nt
?tentiot?, to tho courts and the news
papers. Reckon these letters como
from the same source as tho one that
requested a special term of court to
try the murderers of Hipp in New
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The Greenwood Journal says:
"There is one mighty good thing about j
Greenwood people. They may have
sharp differences, bul when the hour
Comes to strike for Greenwood, they'
get together ovorytlme. That is one
thing they know how to do and they
always do it." That's mighty good
dope on how to build a town and a I
little more of tho same spirit here
would accomplish wonders. Laurens i
should be doing more titan she is right
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A telephone line should streich out ?
into every section of the county from
this city. In this way the farmers
nre put in touch With v. a ami are able
to order by telephone what they would
get el8ewhoro. Think of tho conve
nience it would be for farmers six.
eight, ten and twelve mil-s from Lau-'
rens If they could take down the re
ceiver and ask some of the city mer
chants to send tlioni om a package by
a neighbor fir perhaps have a package
ready for them when they call for it.
It certainly would keep our business
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?fudging by the amount of whiskey
which is reported being sold in the
little town of Pomaria, in Newberry
County. It seems as If a mighty good
field is open for Governor Blouse's
new rural policemen to do a little
work in. No doubt, though, the fact
that all of this whiskey, which Is fig
ured out as being shipped to that lit
tle town, was unknown to thorn. Its
pretty hard for those Newberry law
protectors to sec a little thing like
a barrel of whiskey, perhaps. By tho
way, have they still got constables in
Newberry County or was It found that
they were not needed when the tlmo
came recently for them to bo reap
The base ball season Is about here.
Laurens ought to get in the swim
somehow or other. Newberry, Green
wood, Clinton and Laurens might stir
up a little interest along this line.
A salary limit need not ho considered
at all . If either town cannot get out
as good a team as it wants, let It
Mre somebody. If It can put up the
coin. As no certain schedule will bo
guaranteed no fear may be entertain
ed that one team will get too strong
fur the otheru. The thing to do is to
got tire proposition on foot and arrange
: the dotails later. Of course if Abbo
i villo and other towns would liko to
got in on tho deal they can come in,
but wo hardly believe a thoroughly
organized league would bo feaslblo.
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DK. A. J. S. THOMAS.
In tho death of Dr. Thomas of
OreenvlUe the Baptist denomination
of South Carolina has sustained a dis
tinct loss. His life was devoted to the
Interests of bis church, and through
his writings in Tho Baptist Courier
ho was permitted to reach thousands
I everv week with a message of love
land kindly admonition. Ills Influence
was thus felt throughout the State and
to the denomination as a whole he
has left a goodly heritage.
His last visit to Laurons was on the
occasion of the Stt?te Baptist Conven
tion last December. Ho had boon hon
ored repeatedly with the presidency
of tho Convention, hut declined re?
?lection at the opening of sessions,
stating that ho felt that some one else
should be called to the post as he had
rved several sessions and whatever
honor attached to tho position should
bo given to another. However, he
took a very active and conspicuous
part in all tho proceedings and delib
erations of the Convention, showing
keen Interest in every proposition sub
mitted for consideration, whatever
phase of the work of the church it re
lated. It was. however, in the closing
hours of the Convention that Dr.
Thomas made what was doubtless tho
most impressive, certainly the most
pathetic, address of the entire ses
sion. Ho said that "no knew he was
slipping away, that not many years
remained to him. and In this connec
tion he made an earnest appeal to the
Convention to cast about for a young
er man to take up his work which
must be laid aside sooner or later.
That ho was saying "good-bye" to tho
Convention is a sad thought indeed to
us as it must be to the several hun
dred who hoard him on this occasion.
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WELCOME BATTEHY MERCHANTS!
Thi special train carrying the lead
ing business men of Charleston rnr
a tour of this State and North Caro
lina will reach Laurens Friday morn
ing about 10:CO. These men are out
on an Inspection tour as well as nn
advertising tour and doubtless the im
pression that they get of the cities
tintt they pass through on the trip
will be lasting.
What these people think of the ci
ties tlmt they see will be told to the
country everywhere. if they Und
Laurens with a prosperous and heal
thy apeparance thoy are sure to talk
about it among themselves and tell it
to their friends and acquaintances.
Charleston is a city of wealth and
of large capital. Perhaps Laurens
will some time in the future, wo trust
not very far off, want to borrow money
from Charleston or induce Charleston
capital to come hero. The impression
that site makes on thesa men now
will go far towards obtaining a favor
able answer in tho future.
For these reasons and for many oth
ers which it re obvious, Laurens should
make preparations to receive the
Charlestonians Friday in her best
style. Let everybody fix up and clean
up and be on hand when the parade
comes up Main street. Have your
houses and yards looking nice for they
are expecting to ride over the city
and see it. Be ready to give them n
We feel that it is unnecessary to
suggest lo the owners of automobiles
and carriages to have them at hand
Friday morning so that the visitors
can be invited lo take a tour of tho
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THE ItUHAL POLICE,
it is very unfortunate that Gov.I
nioasc takes the position that be has
in the matter of the regulation of the!
rural police. His latest action. In
leaving the judgment as lo whether
these ofllcors are doing their duty to
a private citizen in no way connected
with tho administration of the affairs
of tho county or state, is tended to de
moralize the service to such an ex
tent that it will bo impossible for the
ofllcors to give their best service.
When tliese ofllcors have hanging ov
er thorn the constant warning that un
less they act In such a way as to gain
tho good graces of every other land
owner in the county, then no longer
will they ho ablo to prosecuto with
vigor the causes placed In their caro.
When tho rural police act was first
passed and tried out in this county It
gave satisfaction. Tho police seemed
to be doing good work and earning
their salaries. But recently the ap
pointment of these officers has been
made a matter of petty politics, where
the henchmen of those In power were
most liable and In fact sure to get
tho plums. The result haB already
shown that unless the appointment of
these officers Is placed on a better and
firmer foundation, that sooner or lat
er the entire rural police Idea will
have to be given up.
Complaint Is being made to the sher
iff that certain of tneBe officers are
not doing what they are paid for. It
is said that the districts to which they
are delegated to protect are being neg
lected and that tho oflicers are hang
ing around Laurens. The complaint
is doubtless well grounded; wo have
noticed the same thing. The sheriff
Is more or less powerless to enforce
his orders even under the law, but
when tho Governor, who has in IiIb
power tho right to give these officers
and to take them away, does not sec
ond the efforts or tho Hherlff then the
sheriff is Indeed in a B?rry plight.
Tho rural police have heretofore
been praised an one hand and criti
cised on the other. We would like to
see them given a thorough chance,
those that are willing to earn their
salaries and there are some who are,
and If It is proven that the system is
good let us keep it ; if It is proved that
II Is not good then do away with it.
Governor Bleasc has begun to med
dle in the affairs of tho rural police.
If he continues on tho same line thai
he has begun, wo can see nothing in
the future but tho abandonment of
the system as the only moans of pro
tection from low politics.
CHINESE LIST GROWS.
Over Forty Doliurs Received from the
Town of Mountvllle All Collected
by One Friend.
The list for the starving Chinese has
almost reached the hundred dollar
mark. The amount received to date
and forwarded to the Seattle Commer
cial Club Is $85.i83. The largest dona
tion yet received came in a bunch
from Mountvllle Monday when $10.1"
The following letter has been re
ceived at this office:
Seattle. V. S. A.. Mob. 23, 1011.
Editor Laurens Advertiser.
Please accept our hearty thanks for
the donation made by tho good people
of your town for our China Relief
work. You may be sure that prompt
and effective use will be made of it.
Yours very truly.
Rufus It. Wilson.
Sec'y. China Relief Fund.
Seattle Comm ?rclnl Club.
Subscriptions to date:
Previously acknowledged .. ..$10.00
Sev n members of New Prospect
Collected at Mountvllle by n
Tho following is the list of contrib
utors from Mountvllle:
Mrs. Punnle Hill, $1.00; J. S. Hill.
23c; A. B. Crisp, Jr.. 30c; Roy Crisp,
36c; Carl Crisp, 32c: Mrs. W. B. Crisp,
$1.00; Violet Crisp, 15c; W. B. Crisp.
$10.00; Mrs. W. P. Fuller. 10c; Rut
ledgo Fuller, Jr.. 22c; Jno. D. Fuller.
21c; Carrie Fuller, 10c; Mrs. B. R.
Fuller, r?0c; Mrs. Karl Rryson, 50c;
Mrs. J. M. Simmons. 50c; Mrs. Eu
genia Teague, r?0c; Mrs. W. J. Cluck,
2.->o; Mrs. Cook. 10c; Mrs. L. B. Please,
25c; B. R. Fuller. Sr.. $1.00; Alsie Ful
ler, Jr., 50c; Helene Sullivan. 10c;
Carolyn Sullivan. 10c; Sybilla Sulli
van. 10c; Mrs. W. P. Culbertson. 25c;
W. P. Culbertson. 2.">c; Jas. A. Golding,
25o; J. II. .Madden. 25c; Little Work
ers Society. $10.17: M. B. Crisp. 50c;
Edith Smith, 15c; Ethel Smith, l.'.c;
Frank Smith. 15c; Douglas Smith. 15c;
Herman Smith. 15c: Mrs. J. H. Motes,
25c; P. Mutier Richardson. 25c; J. S
Wlnebrenner, 25< . J. M. Simmons,
2" ?: W. R. Rryson. 25c; II. M. Rryson.
75c: T. W. Boyd'. 25c; J. II. Motes. 25e:
Mrs. W. R. Crisp, *2.oo; .1. R. Fuller.
25C; Mrs. W. ('. Hipp. 50c; J. C. Mil
ler. 25c; Dr. A. R. Fuller, 5Qc; Miss
Marie Stokes. 50c; J. L. Fellers. $1.00;
A Colored Friend. 25c; Mr. Hub Wal
lace. $1.1)0: I). A. Thunums. 25c; Miss
Julia Fellers. 50C! Total. $40.83.
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* News from Rabllll.
A very large congregation was pres
ent at Rabun Sunday morning to hear
Rev. H. L. Gaggott. He preached a
good and interesting missionary ser
mon, and at the close a collection was
taken up for foreign missions which
amounted to over fifty dollars. Rov.
Baggott. Is a man Who Is well liked by
all who know him in tin . community.
Mr. John Armstrong of Laurens. waB
at Rabun Sunday morning.
Mr. W. D. Owens and mother spent
Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
T. P. Babb.
Misses Mae Babb and Vivian Owens
were visiting in Fountain Inn Thurs
day and Friday.
Mr. Stweart Mahon recently pur
chased a new rubber tire buggy.
Miss Maude Sharp and friend, Miss
Carrie Leerlc, after spending several
days In Princeton returned to Mr.
Walter Baldwin's Sunday evening.
Mr. Bill Vance and mother, of Au
gusta Cross Rroads. spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
See the Wofford Minstrels next
ITHE 'RETAIL' 'ADVERTISER
BY A. V. PEASE i;
To be satisfactory, newspaper space must be occupied every issue.
Steady all the year 'round work brings continuous results. Jumping
in and jumping out yields little satisfaction. As well try to erect a
great structure by occasionally placing a stone in the wall.
Position is of as much importance as the location of the store itself.
The merchant wants bis shop in good prominent place where there are
good neighbors and much passing by his door. His customers expect to
luid him in the same place year after year. It is bettor to pay a high
er price for preferred position and be sure of it every issue than to
bo crowded out by an occasional big advertiser. If you change your
copy every issue the reader will look for it as surely as for a continued j
story. He will wonder what you will say next. The publisher who
secures an every issue ad. can well afford to make him concessions. ilis|
ud. becomes interesting reading and increases the value of the paper
For several veal's I was able to secure the only space on the front page
of our of my local papers. But whatever space you occupy, let it be
- asily found.
For Sale?Pure King Cotton, seqd.
$1.00 per bu. F. O. B. ClintonV'S. C.
Q. Wash Hunter, Clinton, S. C. 35-5t
For Sale?Pure Improved King Cot
ton Seed, guaranteed. Bought direct
from T. J. King In 1910. (!innc<j?elean.
Limited amount, $1.00 per bu. Jno. R.
Flnley, Madden, S. C. 35-2t
For Sale?Only a limited supply of
King's early improved cotton se(j?p>nt
75 cents per bushel. First come, first
served. W. B. Knight. 35-3t
Wanted?You to know that we keep
a big Tennessee Jack at "Riverside
Farm" all the time. Fee $12.f>0/gnar
anteed. Telephone 02 three ^rinfs,
Dorroh and Harris, Woodruff, S. C.
The Byrdville Dairy and Stock Farm
has on hand some Pure Marlboro Sejjd
corn for sale, $2.00 per bushel. Prfone
No. 10. R. F. D. No. 3. W. D. Byrd &
mission. Also no loafing or tresT?as.s
ing allowed on premises. T. M. Shaw,
The Byrdville Dairy and Stock Farm
still have their .lack. The season is
now open. This last year's work is
<h ."dug up fine. See hlm?>7efoiv
breeding elsewhere. Will tike care
of mares over night for those from a
distance. Fee $1?.50 living colt. Phone
No. 10. Laurens lx F. D. No. 3. W. D.
Byrd and Son 32-51
Wanted An aggressive salesman to
sell marble and granite monuments.
?\ commission. After a trial would
consider balary and^foinmlsslon. Could
levote all or part oT?time, providing
present ?mployment and our line could
be worked together. Must be vigitent,
sober and reliable. Reference. Ad
ess Pacotet Granite & Marble Co.,
James Stephen Mgr., Pacolet. S. C.
Spanish Jack?My big Spanish Jack,
Sampson, will make the season at my
stables He was sired by noted Samp
son Jack from Spain and is 15 1-1
hands high and weighs KOO pounds.
Fee $?2.r,0. Also my noled^stallion,
William Denmark a standard bred sad
dle and harness horse will make the
season at the. same place. Fee $10.
10. W. Martin. Laurens. S. C 35-St
Chicken Food and Stock Powder:
See Hunter & Co. for Hollybrook
Chick Food. Oystev^yjiolls. auu Inter
national Poultry and "Stock Powders.
For Bent or Sale Nice residence on
South Harper. ."> looms, with water
works, about 20ii yards from the
square. Apply ttfe-'W. H. Hudgens,
Linnens. S. C. 36-TF
For Sale?Two more milch cows for
sale. Sold the other/ane-. Price rea
sonable. \V. \V. Yeargin, Gray Court.
S. C, Route No. 3.
Milk-Fever?You can treat milk
fover successfully with a bicycle punYp
1 guarantee to cuZ^U.'i per cent of the
cases treated witn the improved ap
paratus. Barl C. Owens, V. S.
Lock Jaw Antitoxin?I keep on band
a large supply of Antitoxin. This is
the only euro for tocU jaw. You can
find mo at Holt - & lludgcns Stable.1
Barl C. Owens V. S.
0 , Kkom Locals. . 4
There was (pike a large congrega
tion at Union Sunday and hoard a One
sermon by Pastor. Rev. J. A. Brock.
The farmers of this section are very
near ready for planting.
Hon. R. A. Cooper passed through
this town Sunday afternoon and call
ed to see his grandmother. Mrs. June
Miss Jessie Culbortson of Fountain
Inn spent a few days of hist week with
Miss Pearl Culbertson.
Mrs. Annie Wardoll and little daugh
ter of L'noree spent last week with
Mr. .1. W. Cooper and family of Cor
onaca spent Saturday night and Sun
day with his mother, Mrs. L. .1. Coop
Mrs. Y. J. Culbertson spent last
week with her son, Mr. J. D. Culbort
son of Madden Station.
Death of Cnpt. McKelrey.
Capt. \V. A. McKelvey. a prominent
Greenville County citizen but for many
years a resident of this county, died
Monday at Iiis home near Lickville. He
had many relatives and friends in
Laurena who regret the passing of this
lino man and citizen.
Notice of Lease of (he City Opera
Pursuant to resolution of the City
Council of the City of Laurons, bids
for the lease of tho City Opera House
for a. term of two years commencing
the 10th day of April, next, will he
received by tie- ( ity Clerk at his of
fice at Laurens, South Carolina up to
twelve o'clock, noon, on the 10th day
of ..pill. next, au bids shall bo seal
ed and the right is reserved to reject
any or all of said bids.
John 11. Peterson, ,
City Clerk and Treasurer.
The best selling book, just out.
Eve's Second Husband
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 Pish? Get a bunch of Sea
Palmetto Drug Co.
W. H. WASHINGTON, Manager.
All Kinds All Qualities
and each Watch the best
at its price, whatever
Every 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 woll-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, but he wants
his food cooked perfectly.
The "Caloric" will
The less woll-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 limited
time for home affairs wants home
The "Caloric" will
Step in our store and let us show |
you what a great convenience as
well as a time, fuel and labor savor
the "Caloric" really is.
M. S. Bailey & Sons.
Clinton, S. C.
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
Have you overworked your nervous sys
tem and caused trouble with your kid
neys and bladder? Have you pains in
loins, side, back and bladder? Have you
a flabby appearance of the face, and un
der the eyes? A freqm nt desire to past*
urine? If so, Williams' Kidney PHts wtll
euro you?Drug-gist, Price 60c.
WILLIAMS MFC. CO.. rW... Ct.?.l.ad. Ohio
LACRJthS DRUG CO.
Lau renn, 8. C.
Jno. W. Ferguson C, C. Featherstone
W. B. Knight
FERQUSON, FEATHERSTONE k KNI6HT
Attorneys at Law
Laur ens, S. C.
Prompt and careful attention given
to all business.
Office OverPalmetto Bank.