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LAUBENS, S. C JULY 1?, 1011.
Tho Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their namo to the contri
butions. Letters should not he
mailed later than Monday morn
The woman who rushes Into the
stove just, as the doors are being closed
for the day at <> o'clock, isn't a friend
<if tho girl behind the counter.?An
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All of the essays, submitted iir the
ITemetery Essay Contest, are now be
ing considered by the Contest Editor
and as soon as a decision is reached
the winners will be made known. As
it takes some little time to read the
?'.ssays and get a proper idea of their
merit, the young writers will have to
he patient for the Contest Editor has
a tow other things to do in addition.
Hot just as soon as a decision is reach
<vl the successful ones Will be made
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"The Herald" has suggested that
we. owe at) apology to Sampson, the
"nigh-beer" man, because two whole
barrels of the liquor were dispensed
to that small crowd of 2,600 negroes
at Davis Spring on the Fourth and
nobody got drunk it certainly is a
wonder the whole twenty-live hun
dred bad n?t got on a howling tear
?with all that near beer. One whole
bottle to just ton people is just too
much for anybody to stand even of
the real article, perhaps.
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The Nowborry Observer: "The Lau
rexs Advertiser says that tho Lau
rents postofnce will begin building in
December. When will Newtoerry's?
us an easy one?" After hurrying
to our tiles and ascertaining that the
learned editor of .The Observer had
noi caught us abusing tho King's Eng
lish, as we so often do, we sat down
?with a feeling of relief. However, we
?tarnot .solve the puzzle as to when
tnaildlng will be commenced on tho
Newherry postofllce. The Laureno
building commands all of our atten
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We cannot help but believe that if
The Columbia State" would turn its
attention to tho conditions as they
exist in the Slate Penotentlary that
ft could .assist materially in arriving
? \t. a proper solution Of the situation.
The Slat ? was very instrumental in
alleviating tho condition of tin- In
rn?;? s of the Stale Asylum for the In
sane and we would like to see it take
up tho conditions in the Penetenllary
n the same spirit. Surely "The
State" Would 'tot allow such a small
?/Mug as Die policy of Qov. Blease, to
affect it in tiiis Important mattor!
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Now th:U the question of the health
?A rim people of the city has been so
thoroughly discussed and the people
?mvo become aroused about It, It is an
?opportune time to look into other mat
ter* which bo often, if allowed to go I
innotlced, w ill cause disease and sick
ne.The people were quick to criti
j?lec the city water supply, but is it not
a fact that there are a number of pri
-.>?< wells in the city that might prove
Just its dangerous to health. Are there
not a number of puddles of water,
-iround the city where mosquitoes
?night breed? We know of one right
by the city hall. Are the sources
?1 all the milk supply perfect
ly sanitary? Are our butcher pens
*il#an? Isn't it possible that cows
wi:h tubercular or tvpi oid germs in
them could be killed and sold in Lau
*?*/.?! and iv bodv, even the man who Is
selling them, be the wiser? Those are
matters that are givpn close atten
tion 'n other eitles and Laurens is
plenty large to ruard the health of
*er people. Another city not far
away has had searching examinations
WM.de recently and conditions were
found unsatisfactory to say the least
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A collision at the intersection of the
?streets at the People's Bank corner
Monday, though with no serious re
?rolfs, forcibly brought to many the
realization that a collision with more
??serious consequences Is bound to oc
<rar right at that point unless some
*rteps be taken to guard against it.
'There is not one person out of ten
driving automobiles, motorcycles, or
bicycles that turns the corners with
any degree of care. Th?? reckless driv
ers are not only tnklng their own lives
In their hands, but they are endan
gering the lives of others.
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HUMAN LIFE IN AIKEN COUNTY.
It Is easy to say good things about
ourselves, our county or Btate, but It
probably does not raise our standard
of morality and peacefulness to enum
erate only our good qualities. There
is one very bad thing about Alken
County and that Is the cheapness of
human life. Killings are so common
here that when one hears of a new
I homicide one scarcely takes enough
interest In it to read the particulars
in the newspapers, in fact a homicide
is no longer very much news.
A man Is shot down, an Inquest is
held, a trial Is had and another comes
clear or goes to the penitentiary for
three or four years, but most often
comes clear. A monument Is erected
over the dead man's grave and that Is
an end to the whole thing.
There have been so many homicides
; In Alken county In the last few yearn
j that it makes one dizzy to recount
\ them. We can remember, however, of
I very few homicides that have beer.
[ committed with other than pistols,
j which were Carried in the pockets.
I Very often the homicide may have
been justifiable?that is if it Is possL
j ble for one to Justifiably commit a
! homicide with an unlawful weapon.
It is a fearful thing, this killing your
brother; leave your idstol home.?
Alken Sentinel. >
While The Advertiser does not set
itself up as an oracle nor Is It one
of those who have a sure remedy for
everything that turns up, still we be
lieve that if The Sentinel will look
about a little bit and study affairs in
Alken County it will come to the same
conclusion that we do viz. that whis
key is at the bottom of the trouble.
It cannot be said that whiskey Is the
cause of all tite homicides in Alken
County, but we.would venture to say
thai if the whiskey traffic were re
duced In Alken County, as it has been
reduced in Laurens County, that then
Alken County would enjoy tho freedom
from lawlessness that Laurens is en
joying today. I,nitrons County, while
it cannot bo said was noted, still it
was known for lawlessness in years
past. She is now known as a county
of peaceable and law-abiding people,
enjoying a record of eight entire
months without a homicide. With the
reduction of the liquor traffic has
grown a respect for the law. the senti
ment of the people being against law
lessness of any kind.
Laurens County would prefer to pay
twenty mills In taxes and pave a way
to prosperity and happiness than to
pay three mills and be pointed to as
a eoun'.v of lnw'?s people where mur
ders abound, life is cheap and children
are brought up in poverty and shame.
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.Ml*ST BE ON GUARD.
While as a measure of caution we
would rather not see any near beer
establishments l:\ the city at all, re
gardless of the strength or weakness
of the liquid sold, still It cannot be
said that the City Council has shirked
Its duty in the matter of granting the
recent privilege. When the near
leer proprietor asked for a license to
sell a cold drink with only one-fourth
of one par cent alcohol, all the Coun
cil could do was to grant the privil
ege. But we fear that tho introduc
tion of the near beer saloon, regard
less Of the strength of the beer. Is
going to lead to the opening up of
other such places where stronger li
quids are sold. The officers should
be on their guard and the moment the
stronger liquid begins to be sold im
medlnto stops should be tnken to fight
the mtter to tho very end.
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OFF Kit PIMZI'S.
Now that the county fair is assum
ing definite shape, we hope that the
people all over tho county have come
to realize that it Is a county and not
a town affair. If the fair is only sup
ported by tho people of Laurons it will
be a failure. If it is supported by
the people all over the county it is
bound to bo a success. In spite of
the fact that our fair Is Inaugurated
In a rather inauspicious year, tho crops
In certain parts of the county not be
ing what they should be, still we be
lieve that enough enthusiasm has been
aroused and enough Interest is being
taken to guarantee for the first year
as good an exhibition as other coun
ties have after years of labor.
The different committees of the
Fair Association havo held nureerous
meetings and they have accomplished
much; but one more thing they want
to do Is most Important of all They
want to get tho farmers to realize
that the fair la going to be their fair
and not a Laurens fair. It must be
remembered that almost the entire
management is In the hands of people,
who live without tho city of Laurens
and to them everybody is looking for
the success. They have asked that
the people of the county take more In
terest In It. Heretofore, In all county
falr3, the merchants of the city in
which the fair has been held, were
supposed to supply all of the financial
backing and the prizes. This year tho
merchants havo already contributed
liberally to advertising space In the
premium list catalogue and they are
not going to bo called on to give
prizes. They will be at liberty to do
so of course, but no direct appeal t.-111
be made to them. The committee
hopes that the fair will not be develop
ed into a mad scramble to win prizes
for exhibits, but they have tried to
impress upon the people the fact that
the association will only give rib
bons, so that the interest aroused will
be that cf a certuin pride and desire to
do better and to learn more. The
officers of the fair wish to see a real
rivalry spring up In the county where
It will be the ambition of every man
to do bettor than his neighbor and
not at the same time to get u prize
in return They want them to prize
the ribhon given by the fair to any
thing else. But, the Fair Association
has not sot itself lint against prizes.
On the contrary they wish anybody
who feels Interested enough to offer
prizes to do so. And here is where
they wish to derive a genuine inter
est from the farming poop!.. Mr. W.
I). Byrd, the President of the Pair
Association, has suggested that farm
ers all over the county offer prizes
for different things. A hog might be
offered or a sack of corn or a sack
of seed cotton or seed potatoes or
anything In that line and cash prlxos
If they so desire. Mr. Byrd believes,
and has so said, that If this general
rally to the support of the fair
were made that nothing could do
more to guarantee its success. Noth
ing better could be done by a success
ful farmer than to offer some induce
ment to aid his fellow farmers to Im
prove their methods of agriculture.
The premium list will soon be placed
In the hands of the publishers. If
there are any who wish to offer priz
es in this manner, they are requested
to send their offer to Mr. W. I). Byrd
or Mr. ('. A. Bower and either of these
gentlemen will see to*it that the prop
er entry i? made it: the catalogue.
These offers should be in the hands of
these gentlement by the 2fith of this
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WH AT SHALL HE DONE I
It is a great burden that the Board
of Directors of the State Penitentiary
has shouldered in assuming full re
sponsibility for the conditions at that
institution. They have admitted that
if fault is to be found there they are
to blame for it and not the lessee.
W hile we admit that they are primari
ly responsible for the contract there,
the Legislature acting we suppose up
on their recommendation in the mat
ter, our law-makers are really re
sponsible for the conditions and
through them the people themselves,
i It cannot be denied, the Hoard to the
contrary noth withstanding, that the
hosiery mill is unhealthy
That the hosiery mill is clean, that
there is a great deal of fresh air, that
everything is sanitary in there in so
far as sanitary methods can be put
into execution, that a modern tubercu
losis Hospital is in operation and that
there are other hosiery mills outside
of the South Carolina Penltontiar we
will readily admit. But that the hos
iery mill is healthful we absolutely
and emphatically deny. In what oth
er community of four hundred people
Is a Tuberculosis hospital such a
necessary adjunct? People in a po
sition to know, from the most learn
ed scientists to the very convicts in
the Penitentiary themselves, tell us
that the nature of the occupation Is
Unhealthy The convicts have told
us the prisoners in th ? hosiery mill
look healthy, bill "their lungs ain't no
count." Wo have seen those in the
penitentiary, except those in the bos
pitals and those in that dusty mattress
making department and we have talk
ed with some who have come out and
the more that we have seen and the
more that we have heard the more
convinced are we that to work In tlto
hosiery will means an earlier and
surer death. For this crime the people
of this state will have to answer. To
shorten the life of a prisoner in the
State Penitentiary is a crime on the
part of the state and will be traced
at the bar of judgment to every man
who willingly allows it.
The Board of directors has obstinate
ly set itself up as both an authority
on health and as a judge of the law.
The State Hoard of Health, composed
In part of learned physicians, has de
clared that the hosiery mill Is un
healthy and the courts are left to de
cide whether the' contract with the
lessees Is valid or not. The occasion
is one that demands that the highest
tribunal's authority be sought in or
der to arrive at a satisfactory solu
tion of tho matter.
If the contract which Mr. Graham
holds with the state is not such a
favorable one to him, we hardly think
that ho would experience any difficul
ty In procuring suitable labor without
the Penetentlary in case the convicts
are taken from him. The truth is
the lessee of the state's convicts has
what is called a "snap".
If no other way is found to close
the mill, it will be left in the hands
of our legislature next year. The
responsibility will then again be
placed on their shoulders.
You are certain of complete satis
faction if the stove or range you buy
is a Buck's. Sold by
S. M. & K. H. Wllkes ft Co.
?LEA HE ON NE Alt BEEIL
Officers Ordered to Work Where Con
ditions are Bad?Conditions at Union
Columbia, July 15.?"Near beer sa
loons have been Introduced into the
state and they are as bad as the fake
social clubs," said Governor Blense,
"Conditions at Union and Darlington
appear to be particularly bad. I am
doing ail 1 can to uphold the ,aw,
but I cannot do it all."
The governor directed attention to
a displayed article in the Union
Times of Friday, which he said set
forth the situation in Union as It was
described to him. Tho article Js
headed "Governor Blease orders
Sheriff Long to close down on near
beer". The article follows: "Governor
niease has ordered Sheriff Long to
close down on the near beer estab
lishments in Union and Union Coun
ty. Constable H. D. Kitchens has al
so received instructions from the
governor to cooperate In this move
ment. It Is to be hoped that this work
will be thoroughly done by the officers
It is stated on good authority that
the city council has issued more than
!> dozen licenses to near beer estab
lishments and of course the city coun
cil could not logically suppress the
creation of its own hands. In the
meantime the worst condition exists
in Union now that we have ever seen.
Gambling dens and blind tigers, mas
querading under the name of near beer
saloons, are rife. It is rumored thai
many young lads are patronizing these
places. The tigers are not even h'lnd.!
They are Argus eyed. For vulgar.
Haunting and flouting of lawlessness
we give the palms to Union town. We
have never seen anything like it. Some
of the members of the i ollce force are
reported as being regular patrons of
Cue places ot illicit liquor s?llin;r. It
Is certain that they are making no
effort to put down these Institutions.
A blind man can see that. If Govern
or lllease will continue his efforts to
put down these places of Iniquity he j
will receive tho approbation of every
law-abiding citizen of the town.?Spat
Escaped With His Life.
"Twtnty-one years ago 1 laced an
awful death," writes H. B. Martin.
Port Harrelson, S. C. "Doctors said I
had consumption and the deadful
cough I had looked like it. sure enough
I tried everything. I could hear of,
for my cough, and was under the
treatment of the best doctor in George
town, S. C. for a year, but could get
no relief. A friend advised me to try
Dr. King's New Discovery. I did so,
and was completely cured. I feel that
I owe my life to tills great throat and
lung cure." Its positively guaranteed
for coughs, colds, and all bronchial af
fections. HOC and $1.00, trial bottle
free at Laurens Drug Co. and Palmet
to Drug Co.
We have just received one of the
best meat sllcers on the market, so
when yon want sliced beef and sliced
breakfast bacon send us your order,
we can jldv.e it to you at once. And
anything vt the fancy grocery line.
Call us when you want anything quick.
J. C. SHELL & CO.
61-21 West Main St.
Card of Thanks.
Wo wish to thank our kind friends
and neighbors for their many kind
nesses shown us in the sickness and
death of OUT (bar lather and husband.
May God remember each and every
one of them, is our sincere prayer. .
Mrs .lam s Wham and Children.
July 17. 1911.
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t MT. OLIVE. $
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Ml. Olive. July 17 ?The drought is
broken through out this section II
has been raining almost daily for a
week crops are looking verv well.
Mrs. Amanda Kodden Is visiting .Mis
MattiO Owings of Laurens.
Mrs. .i. I . Washington of Piedmont,
who has been visiting relatives in this
section returned home last Friday.
Mr. .1 F Knight and family visited
in Greenwood last Saturday.
Mr. W. ]?]. Washington left Satur
day for Oconee County, where he will
teach a summer and fall school.
Quite a number attended the Chll
drens' Day at New Zion church last
Saturday. All report a very nice time.
Mr. George Culbertson, who fulled
to get a stand of cotton has planted
the land to peas.
Mr. A. L. Moore and his wife of
Cuthbcrt, Ga. are visiting relatives in
this section while visiting his pnrents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moore of the
Mr. Casper Mabry's house was de
stroyed by fire last Thursday. It was
set on fire by lightning. We suppose
he lost about everything.
Right in your busiest season when
you have the least time to spare you
are most likely to take diarrhoea and
lose eevcral day's time, unless you
havo Chamt/erlaln's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy at hand and take a
dose on the first appearance of the dis
ease. For sale by all dealers.
If You Wish to Sell That farm, tim
ber lands, store or residence, write
us at once and send full description as
we have an attractive proposition to
offer you. _
LIG0N LAND CO., Sumte,-, S. C.
Mountvllle, July 17 ? Mr. Willie An
derson and wife and Mrs. Dr. Teague
of Laureii8. spent Beveral days lasi
week with Mr. John M Simmons and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blalock of Un
. >n, were here a few days last week,
the guests of the laiter's sister, Mrs.
W. B. Crisp, and other relatives.
Messrs. Claude Hoyd of Laurens and
Troy Kills of Montecello. Ga., were
recent visitors at Mr. W. P. Culbert
Misses Ruth Stokes and Margurlte
Fuller are spending some time with
Mrs. Sarah Hunter of Grenvllle.
Mrs. J. L. Fellers is at Columbia
staving awhile with her son.I.onnlc.
Mr. J. It. Rasor ami family, of Green
ville are spending several days with
relatives here attd at Cross Hill.
They are accompanied by Mrs. Fannie
Simpson, Mrs. Rasor's mother, and are
traveling in a splendid touring car.
Several picnic excursions and other
social functions were enjoyed by the
young people here the last two weeks,
given in honor of Mountville's visitors.
Rev. J. A. Martin filled the appoint
ment at the Baptist church Sunday
morning of Pastor J. K. Covingtpn,
who is conducting the preaching ser
vice in the revival meeting at the
Cross Hill Baptist church.
Mr. Troy Kllis and Miss Lizzie May
Holland, who have been visiting
friends here, went to Wrightsvllle
Thursday morning, returning Satur
The long drought was ended here
by good rains Saturday and Sunday.
The people r.rc rejoicing.
Miss Qrace Cook has returned from
a two months' visit to relatives in
Depot Agent and Operator W. K.
Crisp is enjoying a short vacation and
rert. He is relieved In the ollice by
Mr. Brantly of Winder, Gn.
Miss Marie Hryson and Mr. Hugh
Fuller are both right sick, but are
reported better at this writing.
Work on the new Methodist church
building is still going on. It Is tho
desire of the church to have the house
ready for use by next Sunday at which
time a series of revival meetings is
announced to begin.
Colored I'ytbiaus to Meet.
The Seventh Annual Convention of
the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias
(colored) will' meet in Laurens on
July 24-27. The meetings will be held
in Castle Hall. All of those who have
consented to take delegates are re
quested to bear this in mind.
50-2t B. J. Madden.
I SPECIAL NOTICES.
The Byrdvllle Dairy and Slock Farm
still have their Jack. The season Is
now open. This last year's ywork is
showing up fine. See lljn. before
breeding elsewhere. Will/take care
of mares over night for those from a
distance. Fee $12.f>0 living colt. Phone
No. 10. Laurens R. P. D. No. 3. W. D.
Byrd and ? Son 40-tf
For Sale (or Exchange for Real- F.s- j
t?te, or Securities), one HO ?h/p., I
cylinder Maxwell Touring f'ify Com
plete with Top, and Windslweld. In
perfect order and daily use. Demon
stration given. H. K. Aiken, Lau
rens. S. C.
For Sale -?octhwesl Georgia7 farms.
No finer lands, no bettor \t^ces. We
speak from . personal J/nowicdi.
Write today for new list. JOpton &
Switzer, Spartanbcrg, S. C.
For Sale?A good farm,, yell Im
proved and well arranged/for stock
raising, Milton B, McCuen,'Princeton,
S. C. 50-4t
Employment Wanted.?^york of any
kind, temporary or permanent, wanted
by man with general lltn/itiess experi
ence, particularly in iwcounting, cot
ton, and insurance. Also experience
In farm or plantation management.
Will accept any kind of work to make
expenses. Address "Work", enre of
Lost?A C. & W. CyRy. mileage
book Issued Interchtln/eablo form Z,
No. 4097, probably lt/t In the city of
Laurens somewhere. Finder will
please notify J. J. Dendy, Laurens, S.
For Sale?Six fresh -fnjich cows of
good stock. Apply to ytr L. Patterson,
Lanford Station. 51-lt pd
ONE SHARE OP TWO THOUS
AND DOLLARS I shall give to
every boy who sells fco ten of his
friends a standard five-cent ar
ticle each week this summer, a
REGULAR INCOME is assured.
I'll tell you how. Make a list
of the ten names and addresses.
Bring It with you. You needn't
miss ball game or fishing trip.
Bring your parents if you choose
225 Main Street,
Laurens, S. C.
TRADE WITH US
We carry a Full 5tock
of Goods and can ,
Please You. \
Have sold out Peas and
It is not too late to sow
Millett Seed. We have it.
Have just received a fresh
supply of Turnip Seed. Now
is the time to sow. You will
need Turnips this fall.
We have plenty of Chicken
Feed, the good kind that
makes your chickens grow
We carry in stock and we
have on hand a fresh supply
of the best Hams from the
best packing houses. Our
Hams are nice and fresh,
and we sell them cheaper
than the cither fellow.
Try some more Henry
Clay Flour, the kind tha^
pleases the best cooks. a
Trade with us and we will
save you money.
J. H. S?tUVAN
Laurens, S. C.
?2Mk*}5tnrt A Brass fctand?f'
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.; >? zw." i.ti- 1
As a Gift in TULY there's
nothing quite so good as
especially such superb, beautiful
creations as we're showing in
The young lady whom you're
engaged'to will appreciate most
a gift that's rich, durable and
lasting. The above is what she
will like best.
Permit us to show you our
stocks and quote our prices.
Laurens, South Carolina
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Dr. Geo. N. Bunch
Gray Court, S. C.
Phone 23 Hours 6 too
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office In Simmons Ballding
Phon?: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, S. c.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
sorbs tho tumors, allays Itchln* at"nc?
acts as a poultice, gives liufi?
piirrd for riles and Itchlnr of the privat?
WILLIAMS MFO. CO.. Prow., CU.slas?, Ohl?
LAURENS DRUG cO.
laurens, S. C