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Babecrlptlon Price Ii fl.00 per Year
Payable in Advance.
AB YB BIT HEB PBINTING COMPANY
Laarcas, 8. C.
ALISON LEE Prcaidont
W. O. LANCASTEB vice-Fret.
ARTHUR LEE Sec. and Treas.
Advertising Bates on Application.
Obitnarics and Card of thanks t One
cent a word.
Entered at tbo postodlce at Laurens,
8. C. as second class mail matter.
LAURENS, S. C OCTOBER 25, 1011.
The Advertiser will bo glad to
receive tho local news of all the
communities In the county. Cor
respondents are rcquosted to
sign their name to the contri
butions Letters should not bo
moiled later than Monday morn
Congratulations to the merchants
of Hamberg. They are learning how
to do business.
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Another one of those unsigned let
ters came in today and it went Into the
waste basket. Unless the letters come
from our regular correspondents, we
will not publish them unless a signa
ture is attached.
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The men had their rounds at the
County Fair last week. The ladles
are "celebrating" at the bazaar. Next
year the two should be combined. The
advantages will be mutual.
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Between a phonograph, a concrete
mixor, a tin contraption for sorting
different sized rocks, hammering on
the new court bouse and the racket of I
automobiles this side of the public
square is bountifully supplied with
noise. We* can stand it though as long
as the building goes on.
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Suppose that we had a dispensary
or saloon here during the County Fair.
Would the crowd have beon so orderly
and would the day have been as
pleasant for the ladies and children
present? And would a great many of
those well dressed and happy people
have been hero if it were still as easy
jpn spend the surplus earnings on the
liquor bin ties. We hardly think so.
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Superintendent Jones is again ask
ing the cooperation of the people of)
the city in making the Lyceum Course
sind at the same time the city schools
a success. By joining the course you
greatly aid the schools and at the
same time you are given profitable
nmusement. There aro many things
that our schools should have which
the taxes do not allow and these things
have to be gotten in some way or they
jWlil experience a setback, .loin the
urse and aid the school and at the
e time spend several pleasant and
table evenings during the winter
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WheiX ,ho legislature is ready to!
select a mV''"1' to tlu' Pmce made
vacant by Uu' l,ea*n of .lodge .1. C.
Klngh they c\pu,d not (l? hotter than
to place lion. c- c- F? atherstone in
this high positi'"1- Mr. Foathorstone
has served as BpRcm1 Judge on several
occasions and ea< !l li,m> !,(> presided
with the dignity aftf ability to be ex
pected Of anyone 0< upytng such an
exalted position. .\Tr* M'Vat herstone
is thoroughly versed in the law and.
with bis reputation for Impartiality
and bis character as a man. he would
eminently fulfill evory requirement ci\J
the high position.
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Mr. w. I). Byrd, President of the
Fair Association, has been very dili
gent in expressing thanks to all who
took part in the county fair, but he has
not stopped to thank himself for the
part that he played In It. While to Mr.
.lohn I). W. Watts, Mr. C. A. Povor,
Mr. W. R. McCuen and a numbe^ of
others too numerous to mertilon
thanks are due. to Mr. Byrd Is dm In
largest measure the thanks of hose
who enjoyed the day at the fair. To
his untiring efforts were due in arg
est measure the success of the da. To
all of these gentlemen, thougb the
county should feel greatly obltated
for they worked with unceasing.Igor
for weeks before the day of the fir.
We hardly believe that the doplo
of this city and county real!|| that
the use of cocaine is growt*?" !:!,
alarming rapldltv afOHfu luef? The
negroes, motv especially, arAklng
more and more of it and manwthom
are already pronounced donBends.
The habit Is worse than any jmv tor
onae It takes possession oilman,
he cannot shake himself fre? lit. It
Is by far worse than the llsrjhHblt
for its results arc more pri!"?'1
it by far worse than the liquor habit
cured of It. Reports come from all
over the county tb^it the negroeB are
usti;g It and, in 'act. some say tbat
it is actually taking the place of whis
key. It is said, also, that In nearly
every instance when a UBer of it is
asked where It comes from it is stat
ed that it comes from Laurens. The
sale of this death dealing drug should
bo stopped and stopped at once. Those
' v.'M are selling It should take heed
and beware for we believe that if the
people become stirred up over this
matter and begin to put a stop to it
they will not deal lightly. There are
legitimate uses of the drug and Il
legitimate UBes of It. Those who sell
It for illegitimate uses arc aware of
It and they would do well to stop It
now. The harm that thep have done
can never be effaced and many a poor
helpless one Is now suffering from this
Unveiling at Watts Mill.
Fairview Camp No. 422 will unveil
the monument of the late Sov. W. P.
Kellett at the Watts Mill cemetery on
the first Sunday In November at 2:30
o'clock p. m. A cordial invitation is
extended to all sister camps and sov
ereigns, who wish to take part in the
unveiling ceremonies. Let everybody
that can come as we expect to have a
good speaker for the occasion.
By order of the Camp,
L. B. Hishop, C. C.
R. H. Donaldson, Clerk.
The Attraction at the .Moving Picture
Show This Week.
The Texas Quartette composed of
some of the best singers heard here in
a long time, is filling a week's en
gagement at the pera house here this
week, as an "extra" at the moving
picture show. Their program for the
past two nights were extremely good
and they are becoming more popular
each night as is shown by the Increase
in the crowd attending the show.
Real Estate Real.
Col. O. W. Babb, now residing in
Columbia, has sold his cottage on
South Harper street to Mr. Brsklne
Bahb. This is a very pretty piece of
property, being well located in a pop
ular section of the city. The sale was
made through Hishop & Wolff.
THE FALL BAZAAR.
The Ladies arc Preparing for a Very
The ladles of the Methodist and
Presbyterian churches have made
many preparations for the annual fall
bazaar, which open* today and lasts
through tomorrow. The armory has
been prettily decorated and everything
points towaid a successful exhibition
All persons and panics having
claims agailst the City of Laurens are
notified to present them duly attest
ed to J. E. Roland, City Clerk, at once.
J. E. Roland,
Card of Thanks.
I wish to express my thanks to all
who assisted in making the County
Fair the success that It was. Without
the cooperation of all who assisted us.
the day must have been a failure nnd
as it was we are all deeply indebted
for every aid given us.
W. 1) Byrd, Pres.
RESOLUTION OF THANKS.
City Officials and .Mr. Stobo Uurllmr
ton Thanked for Their Kindnesses.
At a meeting of the Executive Com
mittee held Friday the following reso
lutions were adopted with the request
that our county papers be asked to
publish same: t '
Resolved: That the thanks off this
association are due. aridl are hereby
t^ndeyMk ?rv, Vile city officials of Lnu
re?s? for valuud assistance and to
Stobo*W>. Darlington for the use of
ByVrder of the President,
\ C. A. Power. Sec.
Take Advantage of This (?cnerous Of
Your money back upon request at
our store If Rexall "93" Hair Tonic
doesn't do as we claim. That's our
guarantee. You obligate yourself to
nothing w>hatover. Could you ask or
could we give you stronger proof of
our confidence In the hair restoring
qualities Of this preparation
We could not afford to so strongly
endorse Rexall "93" Hair Tonic and
continue to sell it as wo do, If it did
not do all we claim It will. Should
our enthusiasm have carried us away,
and Rexall "93" Hair Tonic not give
entire satisfaction to the users, they
1 "ould lose faith in us and our state
ments, and in consequence our busi
ness prestige would suffer.
Wo assure you that If your hair Is
beginning to unnaturally fall out or
If you have any scalp trouble, Rexall
"93" Hair Tonic will promptly eradi
cate dandruff, stimulate hair growth
and prevent premature baldness, or the
above guarantee becomes operative.
Two sizes, 60c and $1.00. Sold only
at our store?The Rexall Store. The
Laurens Drug Co.
Madden, Oct. 23.?On account of
sickness we did not get to the Coun
ty Fair, but the next best thing to go
ing is to hear various comments by
those who did go. The general con
cenBua of opinion is that the fair was
a decided success. One feature that
deserves special notice was the splen*
did judgment used by the fair manage
ment in the securing of'expert judges
for live stock. This Is the right way
to encourage exhibitors to bring out
their stock, to know that those who
are to pass Judgment In everyday
parlance know their business.
Mr. Garlington deserves and no
doubt receives the hearty thanks of
the fair association, for generos
ity In letting the grounds free and
generously furnishing timber for stalls
Another act of thoughtful ness thAt
deserves notice was that of the genial
merchant, II. Terry, who though locat
ed at "The Busy Corner" found time to
think of his friends and so placed in
front of his store a supply of pure
clean water, Iced and ready for those
who might tlflrst. Such acts of
thoughtfulness are always appreciated
A laughable Incident was when Mr.
J. D.?W. Watts came forward and told
the crowd they would appreciate ap
plause. Just at the logical moment the
line of mules gallantly came to the
rescue and brayed an appreciative
response, telling the assembled farm
er folks there was money in other
things than 9 cent cotton.
The only deplorable thing that
happened to mare the day was the acci
dent to one of thf> gallant little riders.
Possibly, that morning but few out
side of his own family and friends
knew the little fellow, yet that night
when mothers all over the county
put their little ones to bed, there were
kindly thoughts wafted the little lad
and his mother and more than one ex
claimed "Poor little boy! I hope he Is
not badly hurt." Thus does the touch
of misfortune make the whole world
Madden carried off her share of the
ribbons. Messrs Martin, Proditt and
Wofford being successful exhibits. No
ribbon was more appreciated, however,
than that one won by the colt of Mas
ter John W. Wofford.
The sick of community are all bet
ter Mr. .lud L?ngsten was able to
go down to see his relatives Mr. Tom
Shaw and family. Llttie Frances Fin
ley was able to be brought home from
her grand parents near Bkom and lit
tle Ous Wofford will soon be able to
start back to school.
Mrs. Mollie Tongue was called to
Spartanburg last Wednesday on ac
count of the serious illness of her
granddaughter, little Ella Teague. She
was met there by her daughter, Miss
Lorle Teague, a trained nurse, from
Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Teague re
turned home Sunday and it will be
sad news to many to hear that little
Ella is still a very sick child. We
hope soon to be able to report her bet
ter, for Ella is a great favorite here, as
she usually spends part of her sum
mers here with her grandmother.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Martin of Lau
ens visited relatives hero Saturday
and Sunday. Mrs. Martin will spend
a day or so with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Finley
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, Jr., of
Laurons visited Mr. and Mrs] Thad
Mrs. McFadden, our efficient teach
er, went to Clinton Saturday.
Miss Lillian Proffltt left recently
to take charge of a school In Marlon
county. , y'
THE COUNTY FAIR
A GRAND SUCCESS
(Continued from Page One.)
get of his stallion. In this display
were 37 colta and they were fine look
ing animals all of thorn. ^Mr. Mac
Smith, of Klnards had a display of 15
Kentucky colts which he is growing
for the market. On account of the
fact that he had to leave early, these
colts wore never shown in the arena
but they wero greatly admired by a
large number of visitors at his stalls.
W. D. Byrd & Son also had a large
display of mule colts aB did Dorroh &
Harris and several others who had
single displays. The display of Mr.
John D. W. Watts' Ayershire cattle
was greatly admired.
In the mechanical department young
Fred B. Medlock wn3 the center of at
traction with a number of miniature
farm implements which he had made
with his own hands. In the display
were a small water mill, a cotton
press, a wagon, a desk, several plows
and fertilizer distributors and num
erous other articles of like nature. For
this display he was awarded a special
price of $1.50. This was the most
unique exhibit of the fair and receiv
ed many favorable comments.
Another exhibit in the mechanical
department deserving of special men
tion was that of Mr. E. C. F. Pecker.
Mr. Pecker had a "new fangled" wag
on which he intends getting a patent
on. As the representative <of The
Advertiser is not "up" on wagon par
lance, it will be hard to describe it.
Sullieo it to say that the break occurs
In the center of the wagon frame and
not at the "fifth.wheel." The object
of the new idea among oilier things
Is to keep the wheels from rubbing
against the body in turning a curve.
This wagon can better be appreciated
by seeing it than by describing it.
Mr. Becker has already sold several
of them and he is making others.
Thursday was another "big pumpkin
day." Last year about this time Mr.
William F. Snow brought a pumpkin
into tho city weighing 65 pounds and
it was considered "a wnopper." At the
fair this year Mr. Tom Brown "eclips
ed the record" by showing one that
weighed SI pounds. This is probably
the record breaker and like unto that
one last year, is "some pumpkin."
However, some of the credit of this
big "melon' is due to Mr. Snow again
for this one was of the Snow Flick va
riety, the seed being sold by Mr. Snow.
One thing which was noticeable at
the fair was the fact that with one ex
ception all of the deparment super
intendents were present. The only
exception was in the case of Mr. D. W.
Mason and he was sick. In his place
Mr. .lohn Boyd served.
A large number of sales were made
on account of the fair. Especially
were many sales made in the chick
en department. In one case a man
sold everything that lie brought.
TUo only thing that marred the
pleasures of the day was the accident
that befell little William Knight. Wil
liam was riding in the boys' saddle
event when he collided with one of tho
other boys and was thrown from his
horse. The crowd applauded lustily,
however, when William's horse was
led from the ring with the bbt/ti rib
bon tied to the saddle. The young
fellow had clearly demonstrated that
he was the bast rider among fhem.
There were Numberless ot her ex
hibits that were deserving off special
mention, but to mention tht^ro would
be an endless job. But i;o close a
story of the fair without, mentioning
the people themselves would not be
proper. Perhaps a mnrc orderly, a
more substantial, a hc/althicr or hap
|hei looking crowd ^ias never been
gathered tOydfeea Were or anywhere
else in the state. Not one time was
any ruffianism or rowdyism shown
and if there was any drinking going
on the drinkers failed to show them
selves. Various estimates place tho
number of visitors at the fair grounds
at 2,500 to 7,000. The Advertiser plac
es a estimate of 5,000 visitors in ttic
city that day, nearly all of them vis
iting the grounds at some time and
that the greatest number of people
present at one time was around 3,000
people. And with this the crowd was
an easy going good natu red one and
no friction showed itself at nny time,
severnl extra policemon were put on
the force to keep things in good or
der and to keep the crowd from en
tering the ring, but as for additional
help to keep the crowd orderly the po
licemen wero not needed. Not an ar
rest was made during the day.
Taken all In all, tho fair was a suc
cess and next year without doubt It
will be even better than it was this
L?ngsten Church Meeting.
Rev. B. P. Mitchell will go to Lang
ston church to assist tho pastor. Rev.
J. E. Covlngton, In a series of meet
ings beginning the 5th Sunday In Oc
tober, at 11 o'clock, A. M.
The union meeting of the 2nd and 3rd
divisions of Laurens association will
be held with the Chestnut Ridge
church beginning Saturday.
W. PRESTON HIX DIED SUNDAY.
A Well Known Former Laurens Man
Passes Away at his Home In New
Mr. W. Preston Hix, a former resi
dent of Laurens died at his home in
New York last Sunday. He was well
known here in Laurens where he had
many friends and relatives who learn
ed with grent sorrow that he had pass
ed away. Mr. Hix was about seventy
years old and besides his many rela
tives in this county he leaves a wife
and one son and one daughter. He was
buried in New York where he has
' made his home for years.
Some Fine Turnips.
The Advertiser is? indebted to Mr.
E. D. Robertson for a bunch of very
fine Purple Top Turnips. They are
very large and very solid. We tele
phoned "around to the house" to send
after them yesterday morning and they
thought we said peanuts instead of
turnips and so delayed sending. In
I the meantime, we had tasted them and
they were so sweet that our force al
most ate them up raw before anyone
came to carry them home. They are
certainly line ones. When the paper
went to press, all were still well.
Owings Floral Show.
The annual floral show will he held
in the chapel at Owings Friday, No
vember 10th. The ladies are planning
to make the show a grand success and
will be glad to see all their friends on
that day. Dinner and oysters will be
Improvements on Todd House.
Mr. W. A. Todd's house, on West
Main steret, has been painted, over
hauled and otherwise Improved. A
granite wall is being placed around
the front, the whole place being great
ly improved in appearance and com
THE INWARDNESS OF PILES.
The Cnuse is Inside?Use Hem-Roid, |
the Inward Remedy.
Inward treatment is the secret of |
the successful cure for piles, Hem
Roid, sold by Laurens Drug Co. and
all druggists under a strict money
back guarantee of satisfaction.
HEM-ROID (sugar-coated tablets)
acts inwardly, and livens up circulr
tion of blood in the flabby, swollen
parts, curing permanently whore |
salves, etc., only give relief.
HEM-ROID costs but $1 for 24 days'
medicine. Dr. Leonhardt Co., Station
R. Buffalo. N. Y. Write for booklet.
? SPECIAL NOTICES.
Look -American Agriculturist, best
weekly farm magazine, :5 months 25
cents. H. P. Fowler, Box 198, Lau
rens, S. C. KMtlpd
For Sale?Thoroughbred Jersey
Milch Cow, fresh in milk. .1. A. Wof
ford, Madden Station. 13-lt
For Sale or Rent-One "V room
house on Irby Avenue with all mod
ern conveniences and with outhouse I
for horses and cows. Apply to C. H.
For Sale?Eight room dwelling, with)
out buildings, known as the Nelson/
hopip, on '/iaun/tuu Street in iwk city
of Laurens. See me for terms and
prices. J. N. Leak, "The Land Man."
For Sale?1 nice thoroughbred Es
sex br6od sow, 3 years old, Price $2G.
F. L. Bramblett, Princeton, S. C.
Pony for Sale?One black pony,
well broke. Weighs 800 pounds. Ap
ply to C. H. Armstrong, Laurons. S.
For Sale?House and lot on Gordon
street. Terms very reasonable. Ap
ply to R. E. Thompson, at J. C. Burn's
For Sale Fire and Burglar Proof,
combination iron safe for sale at a
big bargain. Seo W. G. Lancaster.
For Sale a scholarship in a load
ing business school not many miles
from this place. Will sell at a dis
count. For information apply at this
For Sale?Forty acres land, one
half mile city limits: lfteen acres in
cultivation. Will cut in ton-acro tracts
or sell as a whole. For terms and
prices, see B. A. Sullivan; Laurens,
S. C. 5-tf
For Sale?17 1-2 acres of land on
South Harper street, Laurens, S. C,
with five-room dwelling, on edge of
city limits. Apply to W. C. Irby, Jr.
Special revival services will be held
in the Presbytorian fburch during tho
first week o? December. Rev. Mr.
Smith, the ovangellst of Enoree Pres
bytery, will conduct tho services.
Bloodlne Blood and Kidney Tab
lets cure Kidney and Bladder Dis
eases by curing the cause.
The Bloodtnc Corporation, Boston,
Kindly send me six boxes of
Bloodine Blood and Kidney Tablets
They have help me more than any
remedy I have ever taken. I am old,
ruptured and I suffer much from
kidney and Bladder Trouble. I have
only a few doses left of the sample
box you sent me, so kindly send
Thomas Taylor, Adams, 111.
The highest prices for all kinds of
furs will be paid by S. Pollakoff, Lau
rens, S. C.
Minks from .8S? to $7.25
Raccoons from.l?c to $2.25
Skunks from .10c to $1.50
Opossums from .5c to 75?
Musk Rats from .5c to 55c
Fox from .25c to $6.00
Otter from .$1.00 to $20.00
Reavers from .50c to $8->0
Clvlt Cats from .5c to 55c
Wild Cats from.10c to 75c
All prlcos will be governed accord
ing to fall market.
Next to Post Offlce
Laurens, S. C.
DR. C. C. PROBST
Is at Cross Hill, S. C.
Prepared to do all kinds of
Call on Him.
Your Front Door
has a lot to do with the ap
pearance of your home. We
manufacture and carry an
attractive stock of
Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Porch Columns, In
terior Trim, Finish,
from which to make your
selections. Our goods and
our prices will both please
Come and see us or write.
"BUY OF THF MAKER'\?L
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 ia 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.
Par-a-sit-i-cide cures itch an
mange in 30 minutes. Pimples
and Ringworms quickly. Price
LAU RENS DRUG CO.
60c by mail or express from
Dr. L. J. Sharp & Co., Commerce,
Go. Guaranteed. "Take no
We are showing a large line of Heat
ing Steves, they are splendid goods
and very low in prico, wo have them
I for either coal, wood or oil.
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co.