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LATHENS, S. C, JUNE 2?, 1011.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of nil the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents arc requested to
sign their name to the contrl
tuitions. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monduy morn
Laurens has a well organized
"boosting" club. (Had to see it. The
old city on tho hills has been a little
slow, but she is coming. Now let us
all join In "boosting" Clinton. Sure
Bhe's Climbing steadily, but there's
nothing like a little soda In the dough.
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The Advertiser is in receipt of a
communication from H. Sampson, pro
prietor of tho near beer saloon, en
titled "My Answer." As the article
is rather lengthy and oame In rather
late we arc unablo to pubPsh it in
this issue. However, we will publish
tin entire letter in next week's paper.
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v ? would Impress upon correspond
ents the necessity of placing Signa
tur? s to their letters. Very often we
art forced to throw contributions in
to the waste basket which wo would
really like to publish, but which have
no names signed to them. Such a con
tribution came from Reedy Grove
this week. Please sign your name to
th< articles sent In.
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We have persistently refused ever
since the hill was passed to attempt
to get "off anything in this column
about the marriage license bill, which
u-ofr into effect Saturday, and we do
not expect to break our silence. For
our part if we are ever put face to face
with the proposition, we will take our
medicine like a man and go up and
plank the dollar down.
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While Laurens county can 111 afford
to lose from her soil such men as
Jas. D. Burton, engaged In extensive
Y. M. C. A. work in the railroad city
of Oakdale, renn., and many others
who are missed from the family
hearthstones, it Is always a pleasure
for The Advertiser to make note of the
great work that they are doing and to
let the old home folks know that the
boy of their youth is accomplishing
son., thing worth while In the world.
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Although the Camden Chronicle
gives us credit for the inspiration to
change the make-up of Its excellent
paper, by taking advertisements from
th< front pago, wo are quite sure that
they must have had the Idea in view
all along. We were agreeably surpris
ed when we opened the Chronicle last
W< ? k, to Olid Mat thi' change had been
made. The Chronicle Is a much bet
te; looking and a much more newsy
paper than before and. now with its
n> ? equipment, it is in a position to
take a lead in its field. Having gone
to the expense of providing its pa
trons with such an excellent paper,
it d'-serves an even larger and better
patronage than it has enjoyed here
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file Lauten? County Hospital is an
Institution which should he given ev
> rj encouragement and aid by the peo
|)1< Of this city and county. It is an
Institution which many larger and
more prosperous cities are crying for
nml which many more would be only
too glnd to support. These two ln
dh 8 have undertaken to give us what
should prove a real blessing to a great
many people who have been hereto
fore unable to receive proper atten
tion aud everybody in the county
should make it a point to make It
"our hospital." Hardly a week passes
but that some one is carried to some
other city in the state to get the ben
eflt of hospital attention and these pa
tients now should be carried to our
own institution whenever the physi
cians think the case demands it. Many
more things are still needed at the
building and gifts of any nature will
be accepted. It Is going to be a hard
rood to travel*to get tho institution
on Its feet and we should all join to
gether to put It on a Arm foundation.
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CALL FOR A RE.IIEARING
Concerning the Princeton School
matter, to which we referred at length
In these columns last week, we take
pkasure (n reproducing a short ex
tract from The Greenville News:
The Reporter's Position.
"In the course of hid dally rounds,
the reporter called at the ofllco of
the Supervisor of Education in quest
of news and was furnished with
facts, views, opinions et cetera con
tained In the two stories referred to
by The Advertiser. As no one repre
senting the Laurena County school of
ficials or the residents of Columbia
school district favoring the annexa
tion of the strip of Dunklln town
ship to Sullivan school district could
be found, their side of the question
was not touched upon In the news
stories. Had the reporter been able
to find any one of them this side of
the question would have received the
same attention ns the other.
The only Interest the reporter had
in the (piestion was Us mere adapta
bility to a news story and, as In all
other cases, endeavored to give a
truthful and Impartial account of
the affair, as It was related to him."
While we would not for anything at
tempt to advise The News as to what
It should do, The Advertiser does be
lieve that The News has in Its hands
the power to demand a rehearing on
this matter. The editor of The News
Is a busy man, we know, and this Is
a very small section of Greenville
County, but It's a part of It just the
same. Princeton High School is of
fering to a number of Greenville coun
ty citizens benefits which they cannot
enjoy In their own county (unless bet
ter provisions are made) and we are
sure that The News would not willing
ly look Idly on Olid see this chance
taken away from them.
We would assert again, though, less
there be some misunderstanding of the
position of Laurens County, that
Princeton will receive some benetlts
by the Incorporation. Hut the bene
tlts are justly hers, nevertheless, for
she is already receiving and will con
tinue to receive, Columbia district
children in her school whether this
matter is settled satisfactorily or not.
We would not havo the people of
Greenville County to believe that
Princeton will he imposed upon.
County Superintendent of Education
Pitts has pone to a considerable
amount of trouble and .'.xpense having
this section surveyed and in attend
ing to other matters In connection
with it. and we believe that it would
indeed he a pleasure for him to know
that his plans for the education of
the children in the vicinity of Prince
ton would he carried out. Supt. Davis
has given the impression all along
that he would he in favor of the in
corporation and it came quite as a
surprise to those Interested here when
his vote on the matter became known.
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THE FIRE WAGON AGAIN.
We were not aware before that ne
groes were members of the City Fire
Department. When the lire wagon
started out Saturday morning, with
that pair of slim-legged borrowed an
imals, there were three of them hang
ing on behind. Hesldes the regular
members of the fire department and
these three negroes there must have
been a half dozen other men perched
on 'he wagon. In addition to all this
weit.' ? the wagon weighs two l<>n.<
Now. how can It be expected for our
horses to gel t > fires with much speed
or without a terlous drain on their
Strength. Where is there a farmer in
this county who would run his horses
at a gallop for half a mile with live
thousand pounds as a load?
It might perhaps appear that The
Advertiser is taking upon itself the
duly of regulating and directing the
lire department, hut it is not trying to
take that role. Every member of the
lire department will agree that all of
these people should not be allowed on
there every time the fire hell rings.
They arc absolutely in the way at a
lire and only serve to hinder the lire
men in their work. Tho department
has made some splendid inns within
the past few weeks, and is getting in
better shape as the weeks go by, but
they are greatly hampered when they
are crowded out when the lire Call
We would offer a suggestion to the
company Itself, which we believe
would help in gettng off from the en
gine house a little quicker. This sug
gestion is to help do away with the
great excitement around the fire house
door every time the hell rings. Sat
urday morning the horses became so
frightened and disconcerted that it
took quite a deal of time to get them
to go out at all. This was caused by
the swarm of people who crowded
around the door, when the hell rang.
It happens all the time and while
these strange horses were delayed a
little longer than usual this time, we
have noted from our window that there
Is more or less of delay every time
from this same cause. The sugges
tion we would make Is that the mo
ment the bell rings the doors should
be closed and the lights turned on In
side in order to see how to harness up.
Then when everything Is ready let the
doors swing open and the horses go
out without excitement. This would
have to be practiced to get the horses
used to it, but it Is better than the
plan now followed and is n plan that
Is followed In great many larger ci
While we have rambled along so far
on the Are department question. The
Advertiser wishes to bring another
matter up for the consideration of the
insurance paying people of the city.
That is the matter of a fire alarm sys
tem Those who are familiar with tin
Insurance tariffs will toll you that the
installation of a fire alarm system hero
wi" save the eJty Insurance premium
payers, (not the tax payers) ten per
cent of what they are paying now As
they are now paying about $50,000 the
saving would be about $5,000 per year.
A conservative estimate of the cost of
a system Is $:i,000 so it can be readily
seen that this is a saving of quite a
nice/sum of monev even the .Irst year
that It Is Installed. These statements
are not stated as authoritative, but
we believe that If the question is look
ed into it will he found that they are
Qoing back though to those negroes
and non-members of the lire depart
men! on the fire wagon, the practice
ought to be stopped.
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Following a suggestion that The
Advertiser threw out some weeks ago
that the equipment on the early morn
ing and late trains to and from Co
lumbia over the C, N. & L. railway
should be mproved, The Daily Rec
ord, after a few introductory remarks,
had the following to say:
"The ecpiipment of the C, N. & L. is
not what we would like to see It. It
Is doubtless not what President Childs
would like to have. Further. It is
probably not what the C, N. & L.
hopes to have in the near future. It
must be remembered that this road
has not had the advantage of the tre
mendous financial hacking that other
lines in the State have enjoyed, and
that the roadbed is light and there
lore heavy equipment cannot be safe
ly bandied on it at present.
The increasing business which this
road is receiving warrants the belief
that its equipment will he improved
as rapidly as conditions justify. We
say this on our own responsibility and
Without consultation with President
Childs. At the same time it is only
fair to say. and it has been upon our
mind for some time to say. that the
management of the C, N. & L. and the
management of the C. & W. C. deserve
very great commendation for the sta
tions which they have recently erected
at several points on their lines. The
C. & W. C. has spent several hundred
thousand dollars in the improvement
of its terminals in Greenville and the
depot there would be a credit to any
road. The satlon at I.aurens is
equally as creditable, and the same
may be said of the stations at Clin
ton and Little Mounain. These
buildings have been erected with a
view to permanency, and if they are
kept tip as they should be, which we
do not doubt will be done, their pres
ence will be a gratification for many
years to come."
The Advertiser is not. one among
that very numerous set of people who
believe that the rail runds are heart
less corporations and are run with
the sole view of persecuting those who
have to use them. On the contrary
we believe that we are somewhat more
generous in our views towards rail
roads and such than most people. We
realize that they have invested capi
tal that must show returns and to do
this they must practice as much econ
omy as the business of the systems will
allow. But coming to tho C, N. & L.
railway in particular, we agree with
The Record on several points and.
while it cannot be said that we entire
ly disagree on several others, there
are some points around which we
slightly llffer.As ^egiTd the roadbeds
inability to withstand heavy traffic, wo
believe that the people along the line
would be entirely satisfied with the
rolling stock on the early morning and
evening trains if it was as good .is
(hat Oil tho midday ttain run by the
Coast Line. The roadbed stands that
train so it stands to reason that it
COUld support another heavy train.
As to the flnatu ial backing, while the
editor of The Advertiser has not
reached that stage yet where he can
talk with much authority about big
financial affairs, it seems to him nev
ertheless that railroad backing could
generally be gotten if the prospects
for returns seem bright enough. In
this case it seems to us that a bet
terment of the rolling stock, better
ment of the schedule ami a little more
well directed advertising would bring
to the C N. & L. and Its allied lines
far greater returns in passenger traf
fic than they are getting now. It seems
to us then that with these prospects
it woud be reasonable to suppose that
the roads could get fan capital. We
would call the attention of The Record
to the fact that although now the
schedule on these lines Is one hour
shortor than on The Southern railway
between Greenville and Columbia, that
the great majority of the people go the
other way. We can explain this In
no other way than by laying it at the
feet of poorer service.
As to the new stations and improve
ments along the line we can join with
The Record in giving to these roads
due credit for them. They are a cred
it to the railroads, and speaking for
Laurens, they are the pride of the
towns that have them.
We have no ill feeling against these
two railroads. We enjoy very friend
ly business relations with them: both
railroads hold advertising contracts
w'th ur In return for which we are is
sued transportation, or what The New
berry Observer would term, "passes"
and though the railroads get possibly
more Iii return for the deal than we
do, still we are sttisQed to put up with
It. But, neverheless, we feel that these
morning and afternoon trains could
be improved by these two roads work
ing in conjunction and the people
along them are justified in making
some kind of request to have better
accommodations. It might be said
that the people of Greenville, Lau
rens, Clinton and Newberry would be
just as proud of a new train as they
are of the new stations for It makes
anyone feel good to see a fine train
roll Into the local station. The people
along the C., N. & L. and the C. & \V.
C. would be almost as well pleased as
the railroads themselves to see the
traffic that goes by the Southern turn
ed this way.
We believe an Improvement In the
service would result In an Improve
ment of traffic and consequent better
feeling all around.
I/AURENS MAX INVOLVED.
John Young Fowler Victim of Unfor?
tunate Circumstances?An Alabama
Fend Ends Fatally.
Hon. R. A. Cooper, solicitor of this
the eighth judicial circuit, and a mem
ber of the law arm of Simpson. Coop
er & Habh, returned Friday from a
vslt to Anniston, Alabama. Mr. Coop
er's visit to the Alabama city was
made at the instance of Mr. M. H.
Fowler who received a letter a few
days ago from an Anniston law firm
stating that his son, John Young Fow
ler, was in jail there, having been
committed along with vseveral others
charged with murder. Mr. Cooper
with the assistance of Fowler's coun
sel, arranged for the execution of a
cash bond which was promptly fur
nished by the defendant's father, Mr.
M. H. Fowler, upon the return to the
city Friday morning of Mr. Cooper,
and later in the day a telegram was
received stating that the young man
bad been1 released from jail, I Us
case does not come up for trial until
Of course the family and friends of
John Young Fowler were greatly
shocked upon the receipt of the news
of his being involved in what appears
to have been a family feud of long
standing. According to the court rec
ords and the information obtained by
Mr. ('of)per relative to the case, it
seems that Mr. Fowler is the victim
of circumstances and the charges
against him are without foundation in
fact. Briefly stated, Fowler was In
the employ of a citizen named pierce
who operated a sawmill and practiced
dentistry In the county of Calhoun.
sixteen mifes distance from Anniston.
For sometime a feud had existed be
tween Fierce and a family by the name
of Kennedy. Last January the Ken
nedys closed up a road which had been
used by Pierce. The latter, thereupon
went before the. court of the county
and obtained an order giving him au
thority to reopen the road. On Jan
uary 16 Pierce, accompanied by his
hands, including Mr. Fowler, pro
ceeded to the scene of the obstructed
highway for the purpose of clearing
It out. Anticipating trouble some of
the Pierce party carried guns along.
Their expectations were well founded,
It seems, for upon their arrival at the
scene they met the Kennedy clan who
were also armed and a pitched battle
ensued without delay. As a result
Kennedy and one of his sons were
killed. Pierce and his men were ar
rested, charged with the crime. At
the preliminary hearing witnesses
swore that Fowler did not shoot at
all If he had n gun, while others tes
tified that he nad no gun. However,
he was held for trial, but on motion
of his attorneys the case of Fowler
was continued until next fall.
Young Fowler belongs to a large
and Influential family of 1.aureus
County. Alter the tloatll of his moth
er which occurred when he was a
small hoy. he lived with his grand
parents near Mount Pleasant church
until he was about grown. He was
a popular young fellow, a loyal friend
and was generally liked by all who
knew him. A few years ago he dec hi
ed to cast his fortunes in another
clime, and It was generally under
stood that he was getting on In the
world very well, for he was hard
working and was never known to
His friends in Laurens will wish for
him a prompt acquittal of the charge
now hanging over him as It appears
that he was In no way responsible
for the alleged feud and the sequel
Take notice that on the 28th day of
July, I will render a final accodnt
of my acts and doings as Administra
trix of the estate of James Irwin, de
ceased, In the office of the Judge of
Probate of Laurens county, at 11
o'clock, a. m.. and on the same day
will apply for a final discbarge from
my trust as,Administratrix.
Any person indebted to said estate
are notified aed required to make pay
ment on that date: and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven or bo forever barred.
June 28, 1911.?1 mo.
f CROSS HILL NEWS |
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Cross Hll, June 25.?Miss Nannie
Goodman of Cross Hill and Mr. W. M.
Henderson of Waterloo were married
last Wednesday June 21st at the home
of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. B.
Goodman, the Rev. J. A. Martin offi
Mr. Louis Hanna returned last
Thursday with his bride. He was mar
ried on Wednesday the 21st to Miss
Kate Manheim at the home of the
bride's parents, Marion, S. C. They
will be at home to their friends at the
Chapman cottage on Main street this
Messrs. J. W. Koon and H. L. Mc
Swain together with some friends
from Laurens llshed with a seine in
Saluda river Monday of last week and
caught more than two hundred pounds
Some of the carp weighed 20 lbs .and
one cat-flsh weighed six pounds.
Misses Gertrude and Leonora Lea
man attended commencement exercis
es at the Thornwell Orphanage school
the past week.
Messrs J. W. Pinson. C. D. Nance
and J. H. Rasor accompanied by
friends went to Augusta. Ga. last Sun
day in their autos. They left here at
six o'clock and arrived at Augusta at
ten. They had had luck on the return
trip, got in a mud hole and when near
ly home one wheel smashed.
Misses Georgia, Lucile and Mary,
children of Rev. G. M. HolingSworth
will go to Llthonia, Georgia, this week
to visit their grandmother and other
relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Holingsworth
speak of going on later in their au
Mrs. R. P. Wade and little daughter
returned last Saturday from a pleas
ant visit to relatives In Spartanburg.
Miss Bettle Hill of Helton visited
relatives here last week. There was a
family reunion at Mr. John C. Hills
Misses Martin and McDanlel, friends
of Miss Ella Mae Martin are Gross
Mrs. .1. I). Austin of Clinton spent
the week end with relatives in town.
More Cotton Blooms.
The Advertiser is in receipt of sev
eral more early cotton blooms. Out
Is from M. V. Manly, of Gray Court,
which was found on the 18th. Another
was received from 10. B. Bolt, Gray
Court No. 3, which was found June 22.
The first bloom, as was cited in last
week's paper, came from the Held of
Mr. C. D, Nance, Cross Hill. Who will
bring the first open boll?
There Is one medicine that every
family should be provided with and es
pecially during the summer months;
viz, Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy. It Is almost cer
tain to be needed. It costs but a quar
ter. Can you affard to be without It?
For sale by all dealers.
? SPECIAL NOTICES. ?
Wanted?A horse of good size, gen
tle and suitable for a lady to drive.
II. Y. Simpson. 48-2t
Lookout Mountain Irish Potatoes
for July planting. Grow well plant
ed after grain. $1.75 per bushel.
44?5t. pd. Win, P. Harris,
Owings, S. C.
The Byrdrlllo Dairy and Slock Farm
still have their Jack. The season is
now open. This last year's work is
showing up fine. Sen him. before
hi ee<ling elsewhere. Will take care
of mares over night for those from a
distance. Kee $12.50 living colt. Phone
No. 10. Laurens R. F. D. No. 3. W. I).
Byrd and Son 40-tf
For Sale?Fifty bushels Lookout
Mountain Irish potatoes. Best fall
potatoes on earth.' Price $1.75 per
W. c. Wharton,
11 5t. Waterloo, S. C.
For Sale (or Kxehnnge for Real tes
tate, or Securities), one 30 h. p., I
cylinder Maxwell Touring'Car. Com
plete with Top, and Windshield. In
perfect order and dally Ose. Demon
stration given. II. K. 1 Alken, Lau
rens, S. C.
For Sale??octhWOSt Georgia farms.
No liner lands, no better vrlces. We
speak from personal knowledge.
Write today for new list. Epton &
Swltzer, Spartanbcrg, S. C.
South Georgia Harms. Improved and
unimproved. Large or small tracts,
In touch with railroads and good
towns. In applying, Wayne and
Pierce Counties. A farming section
developing rapidly on account of
splendid soli and good health. Farms
still cheap. Write us for list and
partculars. Albert Fondlg & Com
pany, Brunswick, Oeorgla. 48-2t-pd
Notice?For good and substantial
repairing and blacksmith work, go to
Llndley's Shop, In the rear of Chlld
ress and Bolt & Hudgens stables.
Quick service. Florae shoeing a spec
ialty. A good place to hitch. 48-2t-pd
LEARN AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS*
Take a thirty days Practical conrso
In our well equipped Machine Shops
and learn the Automobile business,
and accept good positions. CHAR.
LOTTE AUTO SCHOou. Charlotte, N.
From Any Source,
in any location in
United States and
Canada (Floater) at
$20.00 per $1,000.
This policy in written
by the Springfield F. and
M. Ins. Company of Mass.
A company with $4,600,
000 surplus and $9,960,000
total resources and which
has been doing business
since 1849 and has paid
out nearly $50,000,000 in
losses during that time.
I want to insure every
Automobile in Laurens
county or adjoining coun
ties. This is absolutely
the best policy on the mar
J. J. ADAMS, Agt
At Bank of Laurens
LAURENS, S. C.
TRADE WITH US
We carry a Full Stock
of Goods and can
We offer this week 16 lbs.
Whole Grain Rice for $1.00.
We have a few bushels of
Peas left to close out. $2.25
for the Speckled and $2.50
for the Unknown.
Call on us for Cane Seed,
Millett Seed, Bunch and Pole
Try a sack of Corno Hen^
Feed. 50 lbs. for only $1.25.
Good Broom for 25 cents.
J. H. SULLIVAN
Laurens, S. C.
Ideal for the home, be
cause it's safe. Not like
beer, but with a refreshing
For the Children
when they are warm and
Ironbecr will add a relish
to every dish.
in the afternoon or evening;
easily served and greatly en
drink it right out of the
Order a Case To-day
Put up and bottled by
Coca Cola Bottling: Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Dr. Qeo. N. Bunch
Gray Court, S. C.T
Phone 23 Hottrj 6 to