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LAURENS, S. < ? AUGUST 80i 1011.
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents uro requested to
sign their name to the contri
butions Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
We have been given to understand
that a report of the city's finances
has been ordered for sonn; time. So,
fnr, iust fairly good. It is eagerly
awaited, so let's have It.
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The report that a bottle of fine old
rye would be found in the corner stone
of the court house was greatly exag
gerated. The bottle was there all line
and good, but the ryd had evaporated.
Expressions of disappointment were
heard on every side.
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If the City Council contemplates
making further purchases of anything
except what Is actually needed to run
the different departments, we would
advise that they go slow and wait un
til the report on the finances is made.
As we understand the situation, the
city cannot afford to buy anything
right at this time.
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Some have charged the builders of
the old court house with a sense of
Incongruity in that they placed a bi
ble and a bed tie of whiskey in the corn
er stone side by side with nothing to
stand witness except a few coins. Oth
ers have seen in the results of the
long vigil of the bible and the whiskey
a prophecy as to the final outcome of
the struggle between good and evil,
the bible upholding, of course, the ban
ner of the good and the bottle the ban-,
ner of the evil. In the struggle of
many years the bible came out barely
scratched, but victorious, while the
bollix was empty, the strength of the
c-vil one being entirely exhausted. In
this some see prophesied the final vic
tory of the champions of good over the
cohorts of the evil.
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Some steps should be taken to In
crease the number of telephone lines
running out from Laurens. Tele
phones and good roads go hand In hand
in the development of a prosperous
country and of a busy trading center.
Wo have hoard it said that Laurens
baa not near as many lines radiating
from it as other cities In the neigh
borhood. In fact, It is said that there
fs a line that runs to Clinton from
within three miles of Laurons. Somo
time ago several citizens living out
on Rural Route No. 2 got up a sub
scription list to build a line and from
what we can gather they were fairly
successful. The money was subscrib
ed hnl no collections were ever made.
Tlas the matter been dropped? Lets
have that one built and more too.
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Those enterprising farmers who
have clubbed together to order a car
load of cattle for breeding and rais
ing have certainly iaken a step In the
right direction. Right at this time
when the price of cotton It not what
Is should be, the need of more cattle,
corn and other products Is especially
emphasized. If our farmers now had
a. plentiful supply of corn or wheat
or cattle or hogs to supply their needs
while the cotton was being marketed
slowly and conservatively, they would
not suffer, but as It Is a great many
of them will be forced to carry their
cotton to the market as soon as it is
picked out. When our people begin
to raise the better grade of cattle, as
these men want to do, then they will
begin to raine more besides. One car
load of such cattle should only prove
as a forerunner and then when we
have well stocked farms we can be
sin to ship to other states whose con
dition Is such as ours Is today. Instead
of ordering one car, lets order ten.
Although wo do not enjoy the
personal acquaintance of Mr. W. D.
Snllivnn ,of Tumbling Shoals, his let
ter to hla friends In The Advertiser
today brings to us a feeling of deep,
tgret. Mr. Sullivan announces that
? old Tumbling Shoals Mills and
rj>ower has been Bold to a large
company and that hereafter the
?1 on the banks will be no
know that this information
regretfully imparts and
>is old friends who have
? during his long and
honorable life hear it wilh sorrow.
While the march of progress must con
tinue and every available moans be
taken advantage of to meet the needs
of an ever growing population, we
look with sorrow upon the passage of
Buch old landmarks of the country.
Many pleasant days wo know must
have been spent In the storo nnd in
tho mill with Mr. Sullivan, who we
know is a gentloman of tho old school
and an entortalning companion.
Though the old mill is gono nnd the
excuse for gathering together past,
we know that his old friends will con
I tlnue to visit him and recount the
recollections of past days. And now
that more or less of business cares
have been taken off his shoulders, wo
hope that Mr. Sullivan will feel readier
to contribute more of Ids interesting
narratives and reminiscences to the
columns of this paper.
We wish for him many more years of
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HOLD Tili: COTTON.
Cooperation is the only measure that
will keep the price of cotton to a rea
sonable level. Hut the cooperation
must be done by the farmers. Rush
the cotton to market and tho price
will go down. Put it on the market
systematically and it may boost it
up. To ensure any satisfactory pro
fit from the crop this year, a con
servative sale must be made of ev
ery bale. At this time last year the
staple was bringing 17 cents. Did
you make more money than you could
use? It Is now bringing around 12
cents. What are you going to do about
it? Stick together and market the
The demand for cotton goods Is not
strong, notwithstanding the long ^clull
period for cotton goods. Stocks are
low but the retailers are buying cau
tiously. The staple does not seem to
be In such big demand. Hold It until
it is and a fair profit will be made,
but turn It loose, gut the market and
the South will again experience a dull
year. Farmers and bankers, aid the
ones who are not able to hold their
cotton without assistance. It will help
you as much as them and general good
will result for this section.
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A prominent business man has made
a very practicable suggestion as to a
plan for placing the Library of our
city on a good and sound basis. Tho
plan calls for the expenditure cjf a
reasonable sum of money for a new
building, but the money Is to be raised
in such a way as not to work a hard
ship. Of course It will call for some
sacrifice, but the ends to be gained are
so vital to the wellfare of the town that
the sacrifice ought hardly to be con
The plan suggested Is to erect a
suitable building by pub.lv r.lbscrlp
tlon .the building to cost around $2,000.
If the people of the city will contrib
ute more, a larger and better build
ing could be put up. It Is also sug
gested, unless a lot Is donated by some
public spirited citizen, that the build
ing bo erected on the Graded School
grounds. This would be a very proper
place for It. for then It would be of
easy access for the children. After
the building is procured, no fear need
be held for the rest. The ladles will
take care of it. They always have and
So far so good. Having suggested
what we should have, this citizen went
further and formulated the plan by
which we could raise the money. Sup
pose we had one hundred citizens in
the city of varying degrees of pros
perity. Of that hundred weed out
twenty of them as stingy and hard
listed. They are not expected to help
>is In a cause like this. That will
leave eighty: bankers, merchants,
farmers, professional men, lawyers,
mill men, clerks and men of every
other vocation. There are many men
In this town who could afford to con
tribute half of the entire amount If
they wanted to and If they realized
the need of the institution and tho
great good that would result. Hut
the plan does not call for any Buch
subscription. One hundred dollars is
the most that Is to be asked for. There. I
are easily five men In this city who
could fford to contribute that much
toward such a worthy cause. Their
children demand It. There are ten
others that could contribute fifty dol
lars; fifteen others, at least, who could
part with twenty five dollars; fifty
others are In the city who could give
ton dollars toward tho cause, tho same
amount being expended every month
by them for things that arc not nec
essary or of any permane.it good, and
then there are fifty men who could give
five dollars and nevor miss it. That
would give a total of $2.12f>.00, a little
over the sum asked for but not a whit
more than should be given. In fact,
the amount seems so small that we
feel a llttlo ashamed to suggest it.
Other towns would laugh at us for
making such a small offering on such
a big question. If that amount Is got
ten up. though, the ladles will be
pleased. That ought to be enough in
The amount small enough, but this
practical business man has f fur
ther and suggested a plan by which
it will be still easier to raise the
money. These individual subscriptions
are small, bub it is realized that sparo
cash Is always* hard to get hold of. Ho
suggested that the payments be made
in installments, say one fourth down
and the remainder in three equal,
yearly installments. That would make
it easier to pay. No doubt our banks
would handle tho papers so that the
cash could be at hand .
We think this is a small amount
to ask for such a large project. It
can be gotten up if only a little lib
erality Is shown. If we do not raise
that sum, we should hang our heads In
shame. Our people reallzo the great
benefits to be derived from the Library
and we have no doubt but that the
money could be easily raised.
Who will be the Hist to put down
$100 for the cause? We would like
to see five tuen step forward and offer
five hundred dollars without being
called on personally. it certainly
would make us feel good. If that were
done, the rest would be easy sailing.
Somebody como forward with the
first donation! We want to make a
list of them in The Advertiser.
MORE REAL ESTATE DEALS.
Dr. Hudson Sells Ills Home to Mr.
Mr. Thomas Downey?Albert Dial
The home of Dr W. W. Dodson, lo
cated on South Harper street, has been
sold, through Bishop & Wolff to Mr.
Thomas Downey. This is a.very desir
able piece of property, being well sit
uated nl a very popular section of the
city. The selling price is not stated.
Bishop At Wolff put through a light
ning hot shot deal last Wednesday. Mr.
.lames C. Todd, of tlie Harksdalo sec
tion, listed his farm of 112 acres one
day and the next day it was sold. Mr.
Albert Dial being the buyer. This
trade shows how real estate Is begin
ning to be on the jump in Laurens
county. Farming land seems espec
ial ly in demand.
The party of Laurens people com
posed of Misses Clara Swltzer, Nan,
Willie and Roberta Dorroh, Ruth
Langston and Messrs. T. M. Dlvver and
William Byrd have returned after a
most pleasant trip. The party went
to Caesars Head, Hendersonville, Ash
ville and other points. They return
ed by way of Greors and Woodruff.
Sleeting W. 0. W.
Laurens Camp No. OS, W. O. W.. will
hold a called meeting Thursday even
ing at 8:30 p. m. for the purpose of
Buy it now. Now is the time to buy
a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy. It is al
most certain to be needed "before the
summer is over. This remedy has no
superior. For sale by all dealers.
We sell tho best 35 cents broom to
be found In .Laurens, better see it be
for you pay 50 cents for one like P
at some other place.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
? RABUN KEWS. *
Mrs. Mary Ann Bolt, nnd daughter,
Mrs. Leaaue visited Mr. and Mrs. Mar
kus Owens last Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baldwin and
children spent last Friday with Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Bolt.
Messrs. Frank and Furman Colcman
of Woodruff were visiting Messrs Lau
rence and Claude Mahon last Thurs
Mr. Walter Nash of Greenville Is vis
iting relatives and friends in this and
Mrs. Rebecca Owens and daughter,
Miss Edna, visited Mr. and Mrs. Luther
Armstrong In Fountain Inn Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Nesbltt Mahon was in Laurens
Friday nnd Saturday.
Mrs. Dora Babb of Eden spent Fri
day with Mrs. T. F. Babb.
Mrs. Arthur Taylor and children, of
Laurens, spent several days last week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Dunk Nesbltt of Piedmont, Is
visiting Mrs. Lizzie (meek.
Mr. Murphree Mnhaffey of Eden com
mcnity, was the visitor of Mr. T. II.
Mr. Solomon Mahaffey who has been
very sick is able to be visiting his sin
ter, Mrs. Nancy Owens.
Mr. Elllc Babb visited Mr. 1. F.
Mr. Houston Roper mado a fine talk
to the Sunbeam and Young People's
Society Sunday afternoon. ,
Accused of Stealing.
E. E. Chamberlain, of Clinton. Me.
boldly accuses Bucklen's Arnica Salve
of stealing?tho sting from burns or
scalds?tho pain from sores of all
kinds?tho distress from bolls or piles.
"It robs cuts, corns, bruises, sprains
and Injuries of their terror,'' he says,
"as a healing remedy Its esunl don't
exist." Only 25c at Lnurons Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co
Wo are now offering the best values
in chairs ever shown In the state, two
solid car loads Just received.
S. M. & E. II. Wllkes & Co.
FKOM THE COUNTY
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splendid address at the Friendship
Mr. Adger Cobb has a very fine horse |
Hon. J. F .Morrison gave the Sun
day school a practical and helpful ad-|
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beeks, accom
panied by their son, Calhoun have Re
turned from a visit to their son, Hen
ry, In Washington .
Mrs. S. C. Rlley has returned from]
Hot Springs, Ark
Mr. Jas. Beeks of Cross Hill, is vis
iting relatives and friends in our midst
Mr. W. II. Hughes has purchased a
handsome touring car.
Miss Lillian Jones has returned
from an extended visit to Florence,!
Charleston and Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. (1. L .Graham entertain
ed quite a number of their friends at |
a watormelon cutting last week.
Misses Lydie and Lois Bampey of
Cokesbury visited Misses Mary and
Oliva Jones last weeft.
Mr. Walter and Miss Belle Jones
visited friends and relatives at Madden
Station and Fkom last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Joel A. Smith of Mt.
Olive were the recent guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilmot Smith at Ware Shoals
Messrs. Jas. Davenport, Warren
Cooper and Casper Mabry are build
ing nice cottages.
Presiding Elder Hoper of Gretnwoodl
held quarterly meeting at Ware Shoals
on the 25th inst.
Several of om people attended the
Ashley Reunion last Friday.
Misses Helle. Lola, Mary and Oliva
Jones attended the Woodmen picnic
Miss Mae Koper ,of llabun, accom
panied by her brother, Pae, were the j
guests of Miss Mary Jones last week.
Mrs. G W. Jenkins and Master Wil
liam Jones, of Florence are visiting
her parents, Di. and Mrs. W. T. Jones.
Mountvllle, Aug. 2S.?The hustling
ball team of Gray Court-Owings came
down Friday and played three games
with the Mountville-Cross Hill team
Friday and Saturday. They are a line
set of boys and hard to beat at straight
honest ball. Quiet, quick and active,
they go in to do their best, and the]
team that expects to carry off the vic
tory must know their duty and pre
pare for a strong and rigid fight.
Though the visitors made a splendid
effort the Mountville-Cross Hill combi
nation proved too much for them and
carried off all three games. But every
inch of ground was vigorously contest
ed from beginning to end. All three
games were good and interesting.
Some special features of the games
were two beautiful triples by the home
boys and some splendid fielding by the
visitors. It was a pleasure to the
Mountvllle people to have the boys re
main over until Sunday and to enter-j
tain them In their homes."
The series of meetings at the Bap
tist church closed Saturday. Rev. Jas.
A. Brock of Greenville, who conducted
the services, did some good preach
ing. The congregations were atten
tive and appreciative. Mr. Brock is an
earnest faithful minister and has won
the sympathy and love of our people.
A series of meetings is in progress]
this week at the Presbyterian church.
Pastor G. M. Hollingsworth is assist
ed in these meetinis by Rev. Mr. Rosen-1
bro of Whltmire, who is dolnf the'
Cotton here is opening rapidly un
der the extreme and continued dry
weather, and the farmers are busily
engaged in picking. Several bales |
wore ginned and sold here last week.
The crop will be shori., both cotton and
corn, while the hay crop Is doing al
Mrs. Lizzie Clardy of Laurens is vis
iting relatives hero and at Cross Hill.
Miss Dobbins of Whltmire ,is stay-l
lug awhile with her friend, Miss Nellie|
LAURENS COTTON MILL.
A large crowd went from here to]
the Confederate Reunion at Columbia.
Among those that went were Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Snoddy. Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. Snoddy, Mr. and Mrs. John Bass,
Mr. J. H. Sltzler, Mr. Ford Bramlett,
Mr .and Mrs. W. W. Blnkeley, Mr. I?on
Bass, Mr. W. II. Hcllams and Mr. Jim
Mr. John Blakeley, who has been
very 111 for a long time, passed away
nt his homo here Saturday night. His
death is regretted by a large circle of]
Mrs. J. E. Ledford has been very j
jgluli for the past few dav*.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Franks spent
Sunday with their dnughtcr, Mrs. C.
Cuts ami bruises may bo healed In
about one-third the time required by
tho usual treatment by applying
[Chamberlain's Liniment. It Is an an
tiseptic and causes such Injures to
heal without maturation. This lini
ment also relieves soreness of the
umiscles and rheumatic pains. For
jsalo by all dealers.
SOME Fi NE PICTURES.
Manager Wilson Continues to Please
Ereryone Who visits the Moving
Mr. Wilson, the new manager of tho
Opera House continues to stick up to
his promise to give Laurens tho finest
series of moving pictures ever shown
here. The class of pictures be
ing put on are selected in New York
for htelr exc -ally interesting, ed
ucational and instructive as well as
amusing features. They nro the ones
featured in Marcus Leews chain of
moving picture houses, the largest con
cern of Its kind In the United States,
and they are by far the best ever seen
In Laurens and well worth the very
small sum charged.
A few of the scheduled plays are
the following?Wednesday, "Juarez
After the Battle.Hie Water Beeile",
Its habits and life in detail, and the
.meat baseball picture " The Star Front
Bugvllle." The "Crusaders In the
Holy Land-' will be presented again
Wednesday. Saturday is the special
Western feature day. "The Trappers",
a story of the Canadian frontier will
IT GROWS HAUL
Here's Some Important News for Men
Who arc Growing Bald.
People who have taken our word for
It that Parisian Sage is the real hair
Prower beautlfler and dandruff cure
have never been disappointed. Here's
the word of a person who took our
"I have been using Carislan Sage
about a year. When I began using it
I had only; a light "fuzz." on my head.
Now I have a good thick growth, and
it is growing thicker and longer righ
along. Many people don't believe It
can be done, bv.t I know from my own
experience with Parisian Sage that it
can: I can recommend St In the fi llesi
confidence.?Oalnse Brown, T^S North
Fillmore St., Maryville. Co.
The above statement was made to Or
C. 1). Koch of the Koch Pharmacy.
Maryville. Mo., April 29. If 11. Large
bottle f>0 cents at Laurens Drug Co.
and druggists everywhere.
I SPECIAL NOTICES.
For Sale?Forty acres land, one
half mile city limits: lfteen acres in
cultivation. Will cut in ten-acre tracts
or sell as a whole, For terms and
prices, see II. A. Sullivan, Laurens,
S. C. 5-tf
ATTENTION?Have your shoes
made new by carrying them to the
Champion Shoe Shop at 139 Laurens
St. next door to Dt. C. I.. Poole's of
fice. Polite attention given. Plckney
Gray, Prop. 5-2t
For Sale?Rabbits and Pigeons. One
pure Belgian doe, one angora buck,
several pairs white rabbits and Hom
ing pigeons. Also common and Fan
Tail pigeons. Apply to .1. Karle Lang
Bton, box G2 Laurens, S. ('. fj-lt
Found?One bum h of keys. Wire
chnin with five key:-.. Found near old
burnt roller mill. Owner can have
same by calling at this otllce and pay
ing for advertisement. 5-11
Found?One bracelet?Sterling sil
ver?with small lock. Found on road
between Laurens and Barksdale sta
tion. Owner can have by calling at
this office and paying for this adver
Notice?After the first of Septem
ber I will make my headquarters In
Gray Court. Will make regular visits
to Fountain Inn, Clinton, Enoree,
Woodruff, CrosB Hill and Laurens.
Phone [\2, Gray Court. Earl C. Ow
ens, Veterinary Surgeon.
Wood Wanted?20 to 30 car loads
split plno wood delivered at Knoree,
S. C. Write or phone Enoree Mfg. Co.,
Enoree, S. C. 4-3t
For Rent?One 2 horse farm with
4-room dwelling house, tenant house,
barns. Situated on Cross Hill and
Laurens road, one mile from Mount
vllle High school. Apply to Mrs. Lula
Dendy Fouche, Ht. 6 box 3G, Green
wood, s. c. r>-it p
Land For Sale?Well Improved farm
of 200 acres, more or less, part lying
within town of Waterloo. 7-rdom
dwelling and 5-room dwelling, also :'>
tenant houses. Good water. P. H. An
derson, Waterloo, S. C. 4*4t pd
For Sale?17 1-2 acres of land on
South Harper street. I,aureus, S. C,
with five-room dwelling, on edge of
city limits. Apply to W. C. frby, Jr.
House lo Rent?Commodious six
room dwelling on Sullivan street.
Modern improvements, garden and
barn. Apply to W. G. Lancaster. En
terprise Bank, Lauren:; S. C. 2-tf
If You Wish to Sell That farm, tim
ber land, store or residence, writo
us at onco and send full description as
we havo an attractive proposition to
LIGON LAND CO., Sumter, S. C.
For Sale?plnson and Yates apple
trees for fall delivery. They aro the
best. Send me your order. Price 25
cents each. Will be in Laurens first
Monday In November to make deliv
ery. David A. Madden, Ware Shoals,
It. F. D. No. 1. 2-lOt
FOR RENT?Store-room next to
Swltzer Company. For Information ap
I ply to E. W. Martin, or N. B. Dial at
; Enterprise Bank, Laurens, S. C.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will euro
mind, Bleeding And Itching Piles. It ab
sorbs tho tumors, allays Itching at onco,
nets ns a poultice. rIvoh Instant relief.
William?' Indian Hie Ointment In pre
pnred for Piles and Itching of the prlvato
pnrtn. DrugKlfltB. mail Mc nnd 11.00.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Props., Cleveland. Ohio
LAURENS DRUG v.0.
Laurens, 3. < .
If You are on the lookout
for something "useful" for
we want you to know that a
Jewelry store is tho best place
In the world to find it.
We have made special pro.
paration for this happy season,
and whether you wish to spend
50 cents or $50 you will have no
difficulty In finding something
here to exactly suit your taste
We shall be glad to show you
our magnificent assortment and
to help you llnd exactly what
you are look* .g for.
Too Late, Too Late,
to think about taking out a policy
on your house if it is already
burning. We take a risk but not
a certainty. If you have taken
time by the forelock, and insured
your property against fire, you
that the company Will pay all
your losses. The race is to the
swift, and you owe it to your
family to protect them from all
oubles. Do not be a laggard.
Stocks - Bonds - Insurance
Enterprise Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, S. C.
Dr. Qeo. N. Bunch
Gray Court, S. C,
Phone 23 Hours 6 to 9
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 frcqncnt desire to pans
urine? If so, Williams' Kidney Pills will
cure you?Druggist, Price GOc.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Prop... Cleveland, Ohio
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Featherstone
W. B. Knight
FERGUSON, FEATHERSTONE & KNIQHT
Attorneys at Law
Laurens, S. C.
Prompt and careful attention given
to all business.
Office Over Palmetto Bank.
CURED IN SO MINUTES WITH
jifC Cured oulctdv. Tnke no substitute.
tOc by mail or express from Man!.,
Dr. U J. Sharp A Co.. Commerce. Gs.,
or SO from druggists.
Laurens Drug Company
Laurens, S. C.