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LAUREN'S, S. C., MAY .1, 1911.
The Advertiser will he (find to
reecho the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor.
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the contri
butions. I,idlers should not he
mailed later than Monday morn
Soon be time for picnics but let us
give thanks that there are no candi
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, Wouldn't i! be a curious sensation
to see Columbia at the top of the col
umn toward the last of the season?
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Ii looks as if Laurens Is the center
of automobil,' travel for this section
of the State. Never a day passes but
that several pass through. We are
on the (lasso lane. Awful!
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ft Is now said that Mayor Gaynor's
administration has been wrecked. Un
til he was shot a few months ago .May
or Qaynor had proved himself an able
and fearless executive of New York
and the country was watching his ad
ministration With keen interest and
admiring approval. However, since
the dastardly attempt was made on
his life he seems to have lost control
of the situation.
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It lias been weil suggostod by a cit
izen of this city that some plan should
?"? suggested am! carried out whereby
all tin- raw meals of the city might be
Inspected before being placed on the*
market. While it hits never been
charged thai spoiled meat was being
sold in the city or was ever offered
Tor sale, still there is no reason to be
lieve that it has never been done, it
is quite posslhlc that beeves which arc
diseased are at times offered for sale
when the owner is Ignorant of the
fact. But cases have come up where
COWS which were more or less dis
eased were killed P.llll sold to avoid a
loss by natural death. Only a few days
ago throe persona wore Indicted for
doing this very thing in a county not
so far from here.
This matter might he discussed 'ay
the city father:-, and some sf.->ps taken
to provide for the proper inspection of
meat offered for sale.
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?POOH PASSENGER FACILITIES,
Unless our friends of the C. N. & L.
Railroad do not soon begin to Improve
their passenger equipment, they will
be ciassi I in the ranks of the unpro
gressive und Rio tightwads. The ser
vice betw . a litis point and Columbia
is not nearly what it should be. con*
sid< ring the Large amnunr of business
that tin- road gets and the quality of
!i. t faille. The rolling Bloch on the
mo nlng and ov whig trains might do
very well for some Jork-watcr line,
I'll: .the C. N. ft I., lias gotten out of
that class. The pntrosh are beginning
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i>:> VWAY WITH IT.
'.'he report has been sent oui from
i loliimbjlii that Oov. Blosse win recent
ad doing away with the hosiery mill
i" fee Penitentiary;; while he has
n I definll dy said that he would, his
?Mows oi. th question are very well
known and I Is our belief that ho will
?-??'? i'oeomrnend. if ho sjhottld succeed
'< ' lkip's Olli ff til.- :t;;te prison th!:
breeding place for disease arid agency
qf dentil, he Would rellect credit upon
himself and ;.t the same Hnie remove
a stain from (he state's good name.
It ha:; b; . a repeatedly und truly
charged tlmt this hosiery mill is nn
unsafe and unhealthy place to work in.
The keepers of the Penitentiary them
selves will t ll you thai "they don't
but long in thero", they look herd thy,
orac of them, but their lungs ain't
no count." The very nature of the
occupation dofnnifdy close confine*
ment in an ntmosphere soothing with
fine dust and panic] s of cotton fibre.
The strongest constitution, in time,
will succumb to the attack and the
prisoner will be carried t-> the hos
pital Whore death will he a matt -r of
From time to time Wo have seen fit
to discuss tins penitentiary situation
and to urge the proper care of its in
mates, while in Columbia recently
we took occasion to visit the institu
tion. After a talrly searching examina.
Uon, one tlmt a layman and not a phy
slclan could make, we came ti the
conclusion that, with the exception of
the hosiery mill, everything possible
was being done to protect the inmates.
When we except the hosiery mill, we
do not charge that those who have It
in their care have been negligent in
taking the proper precautions that
have been taken elsewhere In the Pen
etentiary. Sanitary rules are enforc
ed there with as much care us in oth
er departments. They havo taken
proper cure, in s? far as their limita
tions Will permit, but the nature of the
work does not permit of taking abso
lute prohibitive measures. Confine
ment is necessary and the air cannot
he purified and cleansed of the dust
and fibres. These disease fostering
conditions cannot be avoided so long
as the mill exists. While due care
has opsslbly been taken all these years,
the history of the institution will boar
OUt the statement that a large number
of thoso who have been forced to work
in the mill have contracted lung dis
casi s and died. Nothing can be done
to reduce the fearful death rate and
we believe that the only thing and the
humane thing to do is to wipe it out
entirely. There Is no other remedy
for conditions such as are in there.
Our duty to those prisoners demand
that we do something to protect them.
INVADING SOUTHERN FIELDS.
Reported that Foreign Spinners are
Buying Southern Lauds to Grow
Their Own Cotton.
Union City. Ca.. May 1.?Charles S.
Barrett, president of the National
Partners' Union, sends a solemn warn
ing to farmers and bankers against
the definite movement of foreign splu
tters to ncqulre and cultivate South
ern cotton hinds.
As evidence of the correctness of
his views, he sights the fact that an
English syndicate has already ac
quired a largo acreage ot tine cotton
lands in a Central Southern state, and
he says this Is only an entering wedge
of a widespread movement coming
along this line.
To Use Smith's Laud.
President Barrett declares that he
has information indicating an inten
tion on the part of foreign spinner to
secure cotton lands to produce their
own staple, independent of the South
ern cotton growers.
President Barrett urge.-, fanners to
awaken to this now menace by own
ing their own lands and then using
the most progressive methods of cul
tivation. Above all, he stresses the
necessity for raising home supplies,
thereby making the fanner absolutely
Independent. His statement |s of vital
interest just now. when the slate must !
inevitably face the boll weevil evil, j
Dots From Ora.
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Farmbrs are most done planting but
would be glad to see a rain.
Cap!. W. McCllrttock has been quite
sick with grippe. Ills friends hope for
a rapid recovery.
Mrs. V.. Bryson has returned horn >
after several days' stay with her fath
er and mother, who have been criti
Miss Euphemia Thompson entertain.'
ed a number of her friends at a sing
ing, Sunday night, which was enjoy
ed by all.
Miss Bfllo Jnck30U, of Augusta. O.a.
was a pleasant visitor for several
hours recently at the homes of Mlsu
Odessa lloiubree and Miss ?hiphemin
A scries of meetings will he carried
on tit the A. It. P, church al this place
by llev. Stophenson, next week,
Mrs. Parker Blnkeloy has returned
to her home aftor n stay al Ashevllle,
Do Ghosts Hnunl Swamp; .'
Xo. never. Its foolish to fear a. fanclcl
evil, when there are real and dead I}
porils to guard a^Uujt^^nH .vamps and
marshes. bayouK^nVTTowTxnds. These
are the mnlarWTgerms thai douse ague,
chills and fewer, weakness/ aches in
the bones uudvpuisclcs andmiuy induce
(badly typhoiX. Btit^jjrectrlo Hitters
destroys and efc*t?r*out these vicious
germs from the blood. "Three botiles
drove al Ithe malaria from my sys
t vi.'' wrote Wm. Frotwoll, of Lu?nma,
X. C? "and I've bad line health over
since.'" Use this saTe, sure remedy,
only .".Or at I.aurens Drug Co. ami
Palmetto Drug Co.
Scholarship and Entrance
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lego and for the admission of new stu
dents will bo neUKni the County Court
ll.nise on KrWrffy. .Inly 7. at '.? a. m. Ap
plicants musT bo not less than fifteen
years of age. When scholarships are
vacant after July 7 they will be award
ed to thns" making the highest ver
ngo at this examination, provided they
meet the conditions governing the
award. Applicants fpr scholarships
should write to President Johnson be
fore the examination for scholarship
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The next session will onj?n
September 20. 1911. For further In
formation and catalogue, address Tics.
I). B. Johnson. Kock HUI, S. C.
NOVEL SUIT FILED.
Rallrond Charged with Unlawfully
Hiring and Soliciting Laborers Al
ready Under Contract
Messrs. Simpson, Cooper and Rabb
have Instituted throe suits against
the Seaboard Air Line which are novel
in their nature and raise a question
which It Is not recalled has ever be
fore been boforo the courts of this
State. The three cases aro those of
W. D. Boyd, T. P. Davis and C. R.
Workinav against the Seaboard Air
Lino, for damages in the sum of ten
thousand dollars each, the cause of
action being the alleged hiring and
soliciting of labor through the agents,
servants and employees of the road.
It being alleged that these agents,
si iwants, and employees were "un
lawfully engaged in the business of
an emigrant agent."
The complaint of W. 1). Boyd, which
is similar to the two other complaints
except that the employ ment of dif
ferent laborers Is alleged, sets out
"that Mack Attaway, Nora Attaway.
Will Pettus, Lude Neoly, Emma Neely
and Anthony Kingsboro were under
contract with this plaintiff to perform
farm labor for him during the year
1010." on his plantation in Laurens
County, "and were, on or about the
first day of August of said year liv
ing on the plaintiff's plantation in the
county and State aforesaid and en
gaged in the performance of their
aforesaid contracts with the plaintiff,
all of which was known to the de
"That on or about the first day of
August. i!?io, the defendant, through
its agents, servants and employees
being unlawfully engaged In the bus.
iness of an emigrant agent and hir
ing and soliciting laborers in the
county and State aforesaid, to be em
ployed in the State of Alabama, did
willfully and unlawfully. In violation
of the rights of the plaintiff, in dis
regard of the laws of the State of
South Carolina, and intending to In
jure and oppress the plaintiff, hire
and solicit the aforesaid Mack Atta
way, Nora Attaway, Will Pettus, L?de
Neely. Kmina Neely. and Anthony
Kingsboro to go beyond the limits of
th's State ami to labor for the de
fendant in the State of Alabama, and
the said defendant did furnish to the
said laborers free transportation ov
t r its lino of railroad from the county
of Laurens to Rngsdale, In the state
of Alabama, and the said laborers
of the plaintiff, by reason of th"
wrongful conduct of the defendant as
aforesaid, were thereby induced and
persuaded to breach their contract
With this plaintiff and to leave the
State of South Carolina end go to the
State of Alabama and there work fot
"That the plaintiff was unable to
procure other laborers to take the
place of the laborers aforesaid and
by reason of the wilful and unlawful
conduct of the defendant as above
stat? d. has been damaged Jn the sum
of $10,000." .7. K. A.
Tiie fiyrdville Ball'} anil Stock Farm
still have their .lack. The season is
now open. This last year s work is
Showing ii i > line. yS^t; him, before
breeding olsewhero."^Wlll take care
of mares over night for those from
distance. Fee .-$! 2.?*>'.? living colt. PhoiK
No. 10. Laurous lt. F. i>. No. ::. \V. D.
Byrd and Son 10-tf
Strayed or Stolen From my place
ii far (Jray Court ou the night of the
20th one dark colared soil with brand
son i( ii sitl'. vfTpii' i ii tee years old.
A reward will he paid For information
lea,ling, to its recovery. T. W. Vaughn.
k. F. i?. No. :. Gray Court. :o-it pd
Strayed or stolen Brown and white
spotted Shophei'jjr dog answers t<>
name "Pup." u**ti.mii If return I t'>
Sltgroavcs, Lattrens, s. c. 10-it* pd
For Sale Binder One cheap e condl
!oi inUdLj hid Ighl ly us
ed. Apply to .vtT^rr league, Laurens,
C. 40*21 pd
For Sale 20 btwhols of Improved
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irotn t..: King fni*m. .1. Wade An', ir?
son. lo-?'t pd
For Salc---Cowi frc&fa In milk and
young calf. Apply T7T k. 1.. Blakeley,
UotttO Clinton. S. C.
Spanish Jack-?My hir, Spanish Jack,
Sampson, will make the seasi n at my
stables Ho was sired by noted .Samp
sou Jack from s/ain .".nil is K. 1-1
hands high ami ??fffyi~'.S 800 pounds.
Foe $:-.'<U. AlflO my not. d stallion.
William Donmark a standard bred sad
die and harness hots.: will make the
reason at the same place Fee $10,
M. W. Martin, Lam ens. s. c. 35*8f
Chicken Komi and Stork Powder:
See Hunteitfrft1 Co. far Hollybrook
chick Food, oyster shells, and Inter
national Poultry and Slot k Powders.
For Sale -Cordt Weed. Two hundred
and fifty cords fit Rend wood <>;?
Price $2.50 per cord. (1. 11. Bdlt, Lnu
rons, Route G. ' 38-f>t p<i
Notice t<> lec-j Cojptimers reo 1
sold toi.ih, Jrffers will .' Ilyotf and
'?oilect fi r hocks. Laurens led Fee
lory. 88-61 pd
.lust received a large shipment of
beautiful Rugs and Art Squares. Our
line is the largest in the State, and
our prices are lower than you will
find them elsewhere.
S. M. A B. II. WRkos & Ck>.
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Its Good Policy
To know the quality of Buggies
or Wagons that you are buying
Ours are the best by test
We have just received one car load of
Hughes, one car load of Anchors, and one
car load of Normans, the best Buggies on
For wagons there are none better
than the famous White Hickory Wagons
We handle them. Come around and
let us show them to you.
R. C. GRAY & CO.
Laurens, South Carolina
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A GREAT BIG
FOR lO DAYS
Beginning Saturday, Nay 6th, 1911
We have a big stock on hand, and as the spring has continued cool until
now, reducing the real spring period, we have decided to reduce our immense
stock of goods quickly, and in order to do so we are putting on this great Bona
Fide Reducing Sale. We must get rid of some of our goods. This big sale
will be a great money-saving proposition to the buyer. We will sell Dress
Goods, Shoes, Clothing, Ready-to-Wear Hats, Suits and Skirts, etc., at the
Actual Wholesale Cost, and some of these will go at even less.
Good Standard Calico., reguMr 7 and 8 cents
a yard goods. colorSyfd go in litis salo ."??
[Jest 8.c6nl GingaminH/^going at."c
Fancy Dross Gmghrfuia, 10 ttiicl i "> cenl goods
Good quality ojrChninbroy.y*'
All colors. 10-Inch Porcnlo, l.">-ccnl goods 8 l?3?
Dr< a Goods woiih 12 1-- and 15 eohtt, to go
All other 15-cont dross goods in this sale at
S.'-conl Morceri/.od Slllt.'wnshablo, per yd IDo
ICxtra 50-cont Morcorlzcd dress goods, wash
All to and 75-cont woolen goods to go al 12c
All :r.-ctnt dress goods in this alo nt .. ..'22c
Ladles' shirt WaJgis.
?5.ceni quality Ladies- shirt Waists .. ..!*<<?
$1.00 quality Ladies' Shirt Waists.74c
$1.50 quality Ladies' Shirt Waists.!>s<
Moil's Sulla and Pauls.
Men's Stylish Up-to-date Suits.. Every Suit
$18.00 and $22:00 suits for. *M)S
$12.50 suits to go ai.$5.1?
$0.60 suits to go at.*1.60
Oiio lot Mon's(nnd Doy's Hats, ranging in price
froiri $2.00 to $2.50, sah; prlco.08c
Pants rtro Now Spring Arrivals.
Pari of t
.vi 1 the lastest styles.
$1.60 pa-its going in this sale at
$".2"> papts going in this sale at
$3.00 pants going in this Bale at .
$4.00 pants going in this sale at
,00 pants going in this salo at
$6.60 palntS, tailor made, going in this sale $8,58
M L'N \S Hill UTS.
-cent Shirts to go in ill la sal ? at .. . .?,!)?
.f;0 Shirts to go in this salo at."Hr
-cont Shirts to go 111 lids' sale at.iSc
Next Door to Post Office. .Laurens, South Carolina.