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Laun.-iiH, H. C.
ALISON LEB President
W. G. LANCASTER! vlce-Pres.
ARTHUR LEE Sec. and Troas.
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LAURKN?, S. C, NOVEMBER 8, 1011
The Advertiser will bo glad to
receive the local news of all the
rommunitlcs in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the contri
butions Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Several Laurons people were In
wn shopping today, said the Green -
ood Daily Journal. Only enjoying
resh country air.
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The lire department Is due the
thanks of all of the business Inter
ests of the town on account of their
determined work Krida;.- morning. Con
sidering their limited tire lighting fa
cilities they did wonders with the
flames. Each and every one of them
?lid everything In their power to cheek
the flames. Chief Crews and his com
pany of men deserve to be congratu
? ? ?
The recent tire has brought out the
fact that storerooms are scarce In
Laurens. Several of those who were
burned out have no place to open up
in, while others will be cramped In
new quarters. While wo regret very
much to know that some of our cltl
ffiU he handicapped in getting In
to business again, we rejoice to know
thnl more and more people are com
ing here and store room Is getting
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Did you know that whereas there
were numbers and numbers of hous
es to rent in Lnurens a few months
ago, hardly one can be found now?
One man has been delaying bringing
.ni'i family here for over a week just
because ho could not find a suitable
house to live In. That's progress. Lau
rons could still welcome many more
5)eoplo here and the are bound to come.
A few houses should be built for rent
ing go the people can And a place to
reside when they do wish to come in.
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Listen to this Mr. Progressive
Farmer: Cotton is pretty low and oth
er things might not look as cheerful
us they might, but now that the crop
Is nearly gathered we can do one thing
that does not depend on the specula
tors to make it a success. Our roads
can be put In hotter condition by the
use of the split log drag after this wet
weather. Remember this, that the
roads do not depend on Wall Street,
but upon our own efforts. I.els all get
out after the roads and make them bet
ter if we cannot make them perfect.
? ? ?
II is understood that City Council
will hold a meeting tonight to look
into the lire hose situation. It is a
little late to he looking after such an
important thing for the city's pro
tection, inn it is better late thnn nev
er. The hose must be had, there is
no way of dodging that fact. If the
fire department had been properly
equipped Friday morning, the damage
done to property of Laurons tax [lay
ers would probably have been cut in
half. It will not be necessary to go
headlong Into the matter, though, and
buy more equipment than Is needed,
tuft enough should be had to meet ev
ery demand. As to an automobile
truck, we might wait and get the ben
efit of the experience of others and
by that time the city's treasury might
be in a better condition to stand a
large puchnse. But the hose must be
? * *
Th? new schedule on the C. & W. C.
Railroad should prove a boon to Lau
rens merchants. People can now come
to Laurens from the direction of Wood
ruff in the morning and return in the
afternoon. They can do the same
thing from the direction of Waterloo.
Tnls has not been the case before and
the Laurens merchants should be
quick to take advantage of It. The
?cities on either side of us will have
the same advantages that they have
had heretofore and Greenwood will
have even more advantage, but Lau
rens has gained a stey. The change
e, in not be of any value, how
ever, unless Jwe take advantage
of It. Onr merchants must "go
after" this new territory - If they
want to get the full benefit. We have
the advantages In our favor and If
Spartanburg and Greenwood take our
trade from us, we will be to blame,
Lets get up and get It!
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Some weeks ago we had occasion
to give a little "boost" In this column
to the moving plcturo house and for
It we were twitted by several county
papers In the state, suggesting to us
that editorial subjects must have been
scarce around Laurons. We are going
to "brave the elements" again by sug
gesting cordial support of our opera
house when attract!^"55 of such worth
as "Graustark" are played in It. While
we do not attempt to pose as i critic
of the stage, we do know that th> piny
Friday night was unusually well anted
as compared to other plays that have
heretofore been here. While we do
not urge anyone to attend the shows
here when they do not wish to do so,
we do make the suggestion that when
an attraction of well known merit is
billed for Laurens, that those people
who are fond of the opera and good
acting make It a point to attend. Very
often our people, while in Columbia
and other cities, would feel like they
had not enjoyed the T?ll benefits of
their trip unless they had attended the
shows, while If the very same company
should play in Laurens they would
not go out to see It. Now, If our peo
ple here would like to have the first
class companies come here, they
should show by their patronage that
they desire It. Of course there are
many companies which cannot afford
to come to Laurens at all. but there
are many other good ones that would
come if the people would go out to see
them. True the players work under
difficulties here, but this is overlook
ed if the door receipts are good!
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"Citizen" in his contribution to The
Advertiser today thinks that the edi
tor of this paper has been mislead by
the enemies of temperance Into be
lieving that the use of cocaine Is tak
ing the place of the use of liquor in
1.aureus county since the dispensary
has been taken out. "Citizen" also
says that he is informed by physicians
over the COUltty that the use of cocaine
is not spreading as fast as some have
said it is. While we would be glad ,
to admit that we were misinformed
as to the extent of the use of cocaine
in this county, if we knew that we
were wrong, still the source of our
information was of such character as
to lead us still to believe that the
use of the drug is on the Increase.
That the enemies of temperance are
attempting to lead others to believe
that cocaine selling is the result of
the restriction of the sale of whiskey
we are not able to vouch for. "Citi
zen" says that they are trying to do
so and we have enough faith In what
he says to believe It. Hut as for us,
our information came from other
If. however, the use of cocaine is
taking the place of tho use of whiskey
the thing to do is to treat tho cocaine
trathe like we have treated the whis
key traffic. Stop it too.
"Citizen" makes some reference to
tho editorial in The State about the
editorial of The Advertiser. The State
says that "It would be going too fat
to say that the abolition of the one is
responsible for the prosperity of the
other." To us it seems that it is
going too far to suggest, even though
faintly, that the sale of cocaine is
prospering as it result of the abolition
of the whiskey traffic, The State
should realize that SUCh a suggestion
would be quickly seized upon by the
epemles of temperance as an .argu
ment for the sale of whiskey. It Is
hardly probable that the sale of eith
er has had any effect on the other.
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WORK OF LOVING HANDS.
in another column of this paper are
described in some detail the improve
ments brought about in Laurens Cem
etery during the past year by the earn
est and unremitting efforts of the la
dles who constitute the Executive
Committee Few people renllzo how
extensive these Improvements have
been; and surely no one can begin
to appreciate the change without per
sonally visiting the place and seeing
for ones self.
Where lately there was nothing but
signs of desolation and desecration,
now there is every evidence of care
and orderliness. Where weeds and
wlnegrnss formerly flourished, flowers
are growing on every side; and all
around there are signs of constant,
Not only has the cemetery as a
whole been transformed from a wild
erness into a civilized burying place,
but the Individual occupied squares
have In almost every Instance begun
fo receive much needed attention. Am.
pie copings havo been provided and
a number of handsome monuments
erected; whereas growing flowers are
now really the rule rather than the
rare oxceptlon that they were but a
few short months . ago.
The more recent Improvements have
placed the cemetery work far beyond
the experimental stage; so much so,
in fact, that the task of actual recla
inatloii Is now quite completed and
the time for beautiflcatlon Is distinct
ly at hand.
The efforts of the committee who
have thus labored and are still labor
ing, so tirelessly and unselfishly in
behalf of civic righteousness are be
ing crowned with conspicuous suc
cess; and P thes9 patriotic and pub
lic spirited ladies had never accom
plished any other great thing for the
betterment of the community (and In
deed they have accomplished many)
they could wish no fitter acknowledge
ment than the laconic epitaph in
scribed in Saint Paul's Cathedral be
neath the name of Its architect and
"if you seek his monument,
Look around you."
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8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
The Governor's Defender I
We hear that there is soon to be
a change of management of the Bel
ton Times and the the former edi
tor S. B. Marshall may return. This
will again bring up for discussion the
famous "Belton incident." We never
thought there was much use for ex
ploitation of that matter. A govern
or's record Is assailable or commend
able for its morals rather than for
his manners. Gov. Blease may have
beeu peevish, just as some of his
critics are, no doubt, in urging tele
phone girls to speed the connections,
but ho denies being insulting. We
think Editor Willis was made a
"goat" in this matter. lie has de
nied that lie grabbed at a prospec
tive sensation, but published the
matter upon request. No. we think
tho Belton incident Itself was given
too umch hurrah, if the young lady
lierself did not feel Insulted, but?
Is it. not significant that "the peo
ple's governor," denouncer of corpo
rations and upholder against their
encroachments, should be so quick
ly defended in this matter by the
corporation that Is the "biggest tax
payer," and therefore greatest priv
ilege owner in the state, the South
Who is to Blame I
A tragedy was enacted in Union
SOUnty last Saturday about dark which
was one of the saddest affairs in the
history of the county. From every
standpoint it was a deplorable affair.
A strong man, under the inlliience of
whiskey was shot to death by his broth
or-ln-law. We do not undertake to
liscuss the legal aspect of the killing.
But this thought does come up: Who
sold the unfortunate man the whis
key? It must have been sold to him
by some illicit dealer. To be a law
breaker Is bad enough. But to sell
for gain that which brings death and
sorrow is a thing that every true man
should scorn to do. It is a pity that
every blind tiger in Union county
could not have been brought face to
face with the fearful calamity. It,
would have melted a heart of stone.
If the whiskey drinkers could be made
to face these things it would put a
stop to the evil, surely. A dead man,
a broken-hearted wife and little chil
dren bereft of father and breadwinner.
It is a sight to make even the hardest
hearted man to shudder. Whiskey was
just as surely the cause of the tragedy
as there.Is any certainty in the world.
And the man who sold it to the un
fortunate victim is, in the eye of Cod,
a murderer.?I'liion Times
A Spartanbttrg paper suggests that
the Woff >rd College seniors write es
says on local subjects. We take it
they will be written in one of the dead
languages ?-Greenville News.
You do not mean to infer that the
subject will be a dead one, do you?
The Wlliskej and Cocaine Trades.
"Reports come from all over the
county" says the Laurens Advertiser
In an editorial article, "that the
negroes are using cocaine and, in
fact, some say that It Is actually tak
ing the place of whiskey. It is said,
also, that whenever a user of It Is
asked where It comes from it Is stater!
thnt It comes from Laurens." Not
long ago a white man of some promi
nence was arrested, tried and con
victed of selling cocaine In Laurens.
Elsewhere, The Advertiser, In the
same issue, inquires: "Suppose that
we had had a dispensary or a saloon
here during the county fair, would
the crowd have been so orderly and
would the day have been so pleasant
for the ladies and children present?"
It Is clear that the people of Lau
rens who rejoice that the county Is
free of the whiskey traffic are con
fronted with the task of suppressing
the cocaine traffic. It would be going
too far to say that the abolition of
the one Is responsible for the pros
perity of the other, but "the ladles
and children" j?re not safe so long
as the cocaine habit Is coming among
the negroes.?The State.
If you are pale, weak, languid or
anaemic a few doses of Bloodlne Liv
er Pills will Increase the supply and
improve the suastlty of blood. Small
pill, small dose, pleasant and never
Laurens Drug, Co., Special Agents.
* NATHANIEL PILES. ? I
He lived in the ML Bethel section,
and was a confirmed old bachelor. He
was a str?ng man in his ways. He
would not take a drink of water out
of your water gourd, or eat a meal at
your table. These peculiarities run In
the Pyles family. He had a still house
at his spring, and made white corn
whiskey all his life; and his hand
made sweet water liquor was consid
ered a wholesome drink. The kind
you could drink for yearB without
burning out your stomach. He also
cultivated a small farm. One one oc
casion, he pulled down his fodder, and
in the evening when It was ready to
tie up the thunder clouds made their
appearance in the west. He made for
(lit- field and got a few bundles tied
before the rain caught him. He jump
ed up on a stump with a bundle of fod
der in his hand which he shook at the
cloud saying, ' Bain hell rain, that is
a nice way to do a man good, a rain
to make it and another one to spoil
it, I say rain hell, rain."
He made his corn whiskey, drank it
when he felt like it; made his little
crops, until old age took him off the
stage of action: W. D. S.
A GREAT DISCOVERY.
Pertain Ingredients that lteally Pro
mot Hair Growth when Properly
Resorcln is one of the most effec
tive Menu destroyers ever discovered
by scicne, and In connection with Beta
Naptbol, which is both germicldal
and antiseptic, a combination is form
ed which destroys the germs which rob
the hair of its natural nourishment,
and also creates a clean, healthy con
dition of the scalp, which prevents
the development of new germs.
Pilocarpin, although not a coloring
matter or dyo is a well-known Ingre
dient for restoring the hair to its
natural color, when the loss of halt
has been caused by a disease of the
These ingredients in proper combi
nation, with alcohol added as a stim
ulent and for its well-defined nourish
ing properties, perfect perhaps the
most effective remedy that is known
for scalp and hair troubles.
We have a remedy which is chiefly
composed of these ingredients, In com
bination with other extremely inval
uable medical agents. We guarantee
It to positively cure dandruff, and to
grow hair, even though the scalp In
spots is bare of hair. If there is any
vitality left in the roots, it will posi
tively cure baldness, or we will refund
your money. If tho scalp has a glazed,
shiny appearance, It's an Indication
that baldness is permanent, but In oth
er instances we believe baldness is
We want every one truobled. with
scalp disease or loss of hair to try
Rexall "93" Hair Tonic. If it does not
cure dandruff and grow hair to the
satisfaction of the user, we will with
out ?tuestion or quibble return every
cent paid up for it. Wo print this
guarantee on every bottle. It has ef
fected a positive cure in 03 per cent
of cases where put to a practical test.
Rexall "Oil" Hair Tonic is entirely
unlike, and we think, in every partic
ular, better than anything else we
know of for the purpose for which It
is prescribed. We urge you to try this
preparation at our entire risk. Cer
tainly wo know of no better guarantee
to give you. Remember, you can ob
tain Rexall Remedies In Laurens only
at our store?The Rexall Store. The
Laurens Drug Co., yOU Main street.
All Ray Singing.
There will bo an all day singing held
at Durbln church, on the 19th of No
vember. The public is invited.
FIENDISH PAIN OF PILLS.
Done Away With by a Pleasant Inter
All the worst, tortures of human life
rolled Into one, can hardly compare
with the fiendish pain of piles. The
victim eagerly buys anything that will
bring a moment's ease, but the trouble
usually comes back. Cot HKM-ROID
?a scientific inward pile cure, that
frees the stagnant blood and dries up
HKM-ROID (tablets), sold by Lau
rens Drug Co. and all druggists, un
der guaranty. Dr. Leonhardt Co., Sta
tion B, Buffalo, N. Y. Write for book
FROM THE ROOF
To the Basement we
Manufacture and carry
in stock a complete
to meet your needs,
Gable Ornaments or Heavy
Timber, Sash, Doors or Blinds
Complete House bills a spe
Come and see us or write.
"BUY OF THE MAKER"
I Baking Powder i
Jre AhQ^' if.vCy Pure |ai|
jffl Makes Home Baking Easy |?
^ With minimum trouble ?^? c >st bis
?n cuit, cake and pastry are made fresh, Sn
yjL clean and greatly superior to the ready- Jtt
m made, dry, found-in-the-shop variety,
$l and danger of alum food is avoided. $g
* SEWS FKOM JONES. *
Jones. Nov. 6.?Mr. J. B. Moore, vis
ited relatives in Georgia last week.
Mr. Ernest McGee formerly of this
place, hut now of Charleston, was here
Mr Vester Jones, of Washington re
cently vi .ited ins mother.
Rev. I misuse of Princeton preached
a splnedid sermon on the fifth Sun
day. All of nur people cherish the
hope that confluence will return him
to the Princeton circuit.
We are indebted to our friends Joel
A. Smith, Walter Mauley, Carl Austin
and Mr. James Turner for recent kind
Mr. I). C. Madden Is selling the well
known Plnson apple trees and will he
glad to fill orders at 20c per tree.
Misses Lillian and Helle Jones left
last week to take charge of their
schools near Columbia.
Mr. Sam E. Williams of Laurens.
visited relatives here a few days ago.
We are very sorry to learn of the
death of Mr. Barney Culbertson. of
Laurens and tenderly sympathize with
his sorely bereaved relatives,
Mr. ami Mrs. W. T. Jones, Jr. are
visiting relatives and friends in Lau
We are indented to Mrs. John Sadler
for a choice bouquet of tine chrysan
We had the pleasure of mooting our
friend, Rev. x. .1. Holmes of Laurens.
We recently met our good friend, Dr.
I. G Cooper of ICkom.
Mrs. G L Graham and Misses Belle
and Lola Jones look in the fair at
Mr. G. L. Graham visited his broth
er Jim at Hodges last week.
Mr and Mrs. George Hughes took In
the fair at Greenwood.
Miss Lillian Jones visited Abbeville
Starts Much Trouble.
If all people knew that neglect of
c nstipatlon would result in sever in
digestion, yellow jaundice or virulent
liver trouble they would soon take
Dr. King's New Life Tills, and end it.
Its the only safe way. Dost for bilious
ness, headache, dyspepsia, chills and
debility. '2,'ic at I.aurens Drug Co.,
Palmetto Drug Co.
lied Iron Hacket.
Men's heavy plow shoos, worth $1.40
for $0Sc. J, C. Burns & Co., I.aurens,
Abad cold is the most dangerous com
mon illness you can suffer from.
To a bad cold may be traced more deaths
than any ailment in the world. It is
easy to acquire?but is as easy to get rid
of if you try our way. lake our prepara
Compouded of the finest drugs from the formula of famous
physicians. If taken in time they are guaranteed to
relieve the conjestion caused by phlegm, to cure that
tightness in the head, to stop that cough and
to give you a pleasant feeling of relief.