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j Laarens, 8. C.
ALISON LEB President
W. G.l LANCASTER vlce-Pres.
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LAURENS, S. I'? NOVEMBER 15, 11)11
The Advertiser will be glnd to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the contri
butions Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Some say that it Is impracticable
to organize fanners. It Is, unless It
? a a
When the legislature comes to se
lect a judge to fill the seat made va
cant by the death of Judge las. t'.
Klugh It would do well to consider
the name of Hon. P. P. McQownn.
Laurens county Is really offering two
of her distinguished men to fill out
the term of the lamented Judge Klugh
and either of them would he an honor
and an ornament to the bench they
would occupy, Hon. C C. Feather
stone, though nominally of Greenwood
is still of Laurens, and Hon. P. P. Mc
Gowan are both learned In the law
and, though differing somewhat in
temperment, either of them would
prove eminently fitted for the duties
which they would have to perform.
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NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE.
There Is only one way of guaran
teeing a good price for cotton or any
other crop; organize to reduce the
crop and stand by the organization.
If an organization to reduce Is im
practicable any effort whatsoever to
raise the price is equally impractica
If it is left to each individual farm
er to reduce his crop it will be a mat
ter of waiting until the crack of doom;
be is not going to do it and when he
docs not do it he shows just its much
business ability as you or anybody
If the farmer thinks that by any pos
sible chance ho can make more mon
ey by raising more cotton he Is dis
playing good business sense in raising
Until an organization Is gone Into
to reduce all over the South the hope
will ?tili he left to hint at times that
he will make more money by raising
There is no way to dodge the Issue;
if the cotton crop is to he reduced it
must be done by a concerted effort.
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MAY IT NEVE It RETURN!
The carnival has gone. Expres
sions of satisfaction that It is out of
the city are heard on every side. The
consensus of opinion is that it never
should have been allowed in the city.
Doubtless if it had been known that
a license was going to he applied for
such protests would have been made
that the Council would not have grant
ed the license. As it is, there Is no
need of crying over spilt milk. Hut one
thing that the Council should by this
.time have become aware of and that
is that the people of this city do not
want such attractions even if they do
pay into the city treasury n moasely
$260 license. Even the preachers in
our churches, who generally do not
like to project themselves Into the
city's affairs, have expressed their in
dignation at the action of council and
one of them said Sunday night that
"If you men want to get something
liere next year, do not get anything
like that you had last week." The
people are against It and their wishes
should bo respected. Rumors have
been going around that the same enrn
loal wants to come back at some early
Idafce and still other rumors have it
that another and bigger carnival is
headed this way. We hope that the
Council will keep the wishes of the
people it represents in mind and refuse
to grant another license if it is asked
for. No price whatsoever should In
duce the Council to allow another one
to come again. Lots sound the death
knell of carnivals.
I ^ORGANIZATION NECESSARY.
Unless something more businesslike
than that heretofore Is begun to pre
pare for next year's cotton crop, we
Ifear that tho same situation will con
front the farmers then as confronts
them now. Tho Cotton Congross, of
which Mr. E. J. Watson is president.
has recommended that the present crop
be withheld from market, !n as large
quantities as possible, and the govern
ors of the southern states have recom
mended that In addition to the holding
of the cotton that the acreage of next
year bo reduced. Both of these rec
ommendations are very good but, un
less something more definite Is done,
the whole thing will amount to noth
ing and next year we will see anoth
er fifteen million crop with two or
three additional bales in the ware
houses. In that case the situation will
bo more serious than It Is now.
Commissioner Watson week before
last Issued a call for the cooperation
of Southern farmers to hold the cotton
from the market and to pledge them
selves to reduce the acreage next year.
At the same time, he stated that the
names of those who would hold so
much cotton and reduce so much In
acreage would be published as they
were given to the county clerks. In
this state we have seen several lists
published where the farmers promis
ed to hold off the market so many
bales of cotton, but no widespread In
terest seems to be shown.
Though it seemed to us at the time
that Commissioner Watson's call was
Inadvisable In that no organization
had been gone into, we hoped for the
best and trusted that the southern cot
ton leaders would come to his assist
ance and put the thing through. It
seems though that the matter Is lag
ging and If a more definite light is
not begun, the whole thing will como
An affair of this kind demands min
ute organization. The Interests are
spread over such a large area that
nothing can be accomplished unless
those who are to take part know that
If they enter Into an agreement that
others interested will too A perfect
organization should have been or
should be perfected now, before the
individual is worked upon. After an
organization, such as was suggested
In the conference of governors, is per
fected, pledges could then be sent out
and the leaders In the movement would
know that every nook and corner of
the South had been reached The lead
ors would then be in a position to fc*el
the pulse of the people and know when
one section or state Is falling behind
in interest or is not coming up to the
Commissioner Watson lias launch
ed Into the campaign almost alone
and unprepared. Another campaign
launched by other people would he dis
astrous. What he will have to do, if
the movement Is made a success, is to
jump into the light with heart and
soul and ask the assistance of other
leaders in the South and with their
aid begin an organization which will
reach every nook and corner of the
South. The little blow that he start
ed several weeks ago will accomplish
Under ordinary circumstances an
organization of this kind would hardly
be practicable on account of the vary
ing interests and selfishness of those
involved, but the situation is such a
critical one and the need of action is
so evident it seems to us that a move
ment of the kind would not only be
practical but could be carried out suc
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A RECORD BROKEN*.
Although a very enviable record has
been broken at last, a negro having
died from a gunshot wound Sunday
night, I.aureus county can well be
proud of her criminal record for the
past twelve months. Possibly no oth
er county In the state can boast of
such a record as we have made. Just
two weeks more without a homicide
j and this county would have gone an
entire year without a single one of
I her citizens being maliciously sent In
, to eternity by a fellow man. With the
exception of the ease nenr the bound
ary line where two Newberry negroes
crossed the line and got Into a diffi
culty, one killing the other some
months ago, we have been entirely
j free of homicides since November 28th
of last year. Truly It Is a record to
he proud of.
Several different agencies have
worked together to contribute to this
healthy condition of affairs. In the
first place we believe that the county
wide law-abiding spirit of the people
Is due in large measure to the abol
ition of the dispensary. When the
supply of whiskey is reduced there Is
always a reduction In crime. Since
there has been a reduction In the
sale of whlskoy, consequent upon the
abolition of the dispensary, the na
tural result has been made evident.
Crime has been reduced.
Another agency which has contrib
uted to the reduction of crime has
been the vigilance of the officers of
the law. The rural policemen have
been vory successful In keeping down
rowdyism at negro gatherings and at
cross roads meeting places. No chanco
has been given for the rowdies to
creato disturbances and few fights
among the negroes have- resulted.
Whllo the rural police have not often
had occasion to stop disturbances
among white pcoplo, yet, whenever
there seemed to them a possibility of
an oncoming conflict, they have been
present to keep order. The magls
trates* officers and the sheriff's deputy
have all boen especially' diligent in
their duties during the past year, in
fact as a rule our county officers' nave
done exceedingly well in the past few
months. Though severely crippled on
account of their fewness in number,
the city police have done good work
and very little mlchief has boen going
on In the city that haB not been at
tended to with dispatch.
And then, taking it all In all, there
is a growing respect for the law In this
county. The people are becoming
more and more of a healthy, peace lov
ing, law abiding and thrifty class. They
are attending to their own business,
prospering as they should and letting
other people's affairs take care of
themselves. No longer do they find
It necessary to get ou a spree and
shoot up the town to have a good time.
If they desire a day of pleasure they
have a day appointed to gather togeth
er at the school houses and at the
church and at the fairs, discuss topics
of the day, look at the flue stock and
agricultural products, have speeches
and songs mix socially together, have
a nice bountiful dinner and then go
home to think about the pleasures of
the day well spent, with renewed de
termination to live a better life, do
more for their neighbors, love one an
other and trust 10 the future.
Some have predicted that the year
has been an exceptional one and that
a wave of crime once started will ov
erspread the county. Wo do not be
lieve so. Surely we hope not. The
time of rowdyism has passed and we
believe that in the years to come crime
will decrease even more than it has
in the past.
I'll veiling Ceremonies.
Mt. Gallagher camp No. 171 W. O.
W. will unveil the monument to the
memory of the late W. .1. Jones at Mt.
Olive church on Nov. 26th (fourth
Sunday) at 2:30 o'clock p. m. All
camps and the public are cordially in
vited to attend.
By order of the cam]).
F. B. Boland. C. C.
Oscar Henderson, clerk.
"Billy" Ball, one of the editorial
writers on the Columbia State and one
of the very brightest and best newspa
per workers in the South, came over
to Lexington Monday to get a square
meal. Mr. Bail comes to Lexington
about three times a year?just to get
a square meal?and every time he
comes he likes the old town better
and better. When the bridge across
the Conga ice becomes free we hope
that Mr. Ball will lind it convenient
to come this way more often.?Lex
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets do not sicken or gripe, and
may be taken with perfect safety by
the most delicate 'oman or the young
est child. The old and feeble will also
Ibid them a most suitable remedy for
aiding and strengthening their weak
ened digestion and for regulating the
bowels. For sale by all dealers.
THIEVES ABROAD LAST "WKF.K.
Four riaoes of Business Filtered nnd
Goods Taken from Them -No Trace
of Them. .
Thursday night four stores of the
city were entered by thieves and vary
ing quantities of goods taken. Tho
stores were those of W. H. Hudgens
& Co.. Clardy & Wilson, Tho Laurens
Mill Store and Blakeley's Beef Mar
ket. In Clardyft Wilson's store they
took seven or eight suits of clothes
and a number of pairs of shoes. The
cash drawer was broken into but for
tunately all tho cash had been stored
in the safe. In Hudgens' store it .Is
hard to tell what was taken. A dum
ber of things were missed from the
Laurens Mill Store, but the amount
of los:; Is unknown. Very little was
taken from Blakeley's market.
The thieves used a brace and bit and
bored holes entirely around the locks,
taking them completely out. It must
have taken them the larger part of
the night to cover the town like they
did. After they got what they wanted
they mads their escape. The officers
think that they have a pretty good
clue as to who did the work and
where they are. An arrest will be
made as soon as more definite infor
mation Is gotten.
"I am pleased to recommend Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy as the best
thing I know of and safest remedy for
coughs, colds and bronchial trouble,"
writes Mrs. L. B. Arnold of Denver,
Colo. "We have used it repeatedly
nnd it has never failed to give relief."
for sale by all dealers.
Auditors Almost Finished.
According to the statement mado
by a member of the City Council yes
terday, the auditors, who have been
working on the city books for some
weeks, will finish the Job the latter
part of this week. The report will be
a very voluminous one.
For pains in the side or chest damp
on a piece of flannel with Chamber
lain's Liniment and bind it on over the
seat of pain. Thero is nothing bet
ter. For sale by all dealers.
ned Iron Racket
Sell very near everything you need
and remember they sell it for less.
J. C. Burns & Co.
HE WILL TAKE ALL OR NONt
That's What Citizens Thought of
Honest Man When Seeking for a
Upon a certain ocaslon an eminent
eitlxen was approached by a delegation
of other eminent citizens, the leader of
whom proceeded to say:
"Friend, It must be known to thee
that we have had dishonest men in of
fice, and the taxpayers have suffered
"Truly the facts have come to' my
?sir," was the reply.
"We would further state that we arm
a delegation looking for a new man
to fill the position of county treas
"And in me you will find an honest
"That Is to say, thee wilt not graft?**
"Not tho value of a cent."
"There will be much cash to handle."
"But It will be safe with me."
"And there will bo constant tempta
"But I shall withstand them all."
"Hast ever bandied public funds?"
"No, but I again assure thee of my
"Friend," continued the speaker for
the delegation, "thou art honest be
causo thou hast never been tempted.
We are now losing about ten per cent
by graft. Let the office be given ttt
an honest rann and he'll either take all
or none, and the chances are about
even up. We will pass on!"
The honest man of today Is the ras
cal of tomorrow.
SCALING A FISH ISN'T EASY
Task That Requires Courage of High
Degree, Together With Machinery
In some places when you buy a fish
it is cleaned for you. But sometimes
you have to clean a fish yourself. For
the benefit of those who may have to
clean fish it may be sahl that you
need a road scraper and an ax. If
there is anything that clings closer
than a fish's sca.es It is not generally
known and flint and granite and a mi
ser's heart are Jelly as compared to
the backbone of a fish for hardness.
After you Imve ocaled a fish people
are always kind enough to come for
v/ard and tell you how it should have
been done. But If you plunge In your
self without a..vice or counsel you are
apt to emerge with the scales of the
fish transferred from him to you.
Scales stick to your eyebrows, to your
eyelashes; they are entangle?' In your
hair. Your arms aro a mass of scales.
Your clothes are covered with them.
If you happen to clean the fish on the
back porch of a seaside cottage on a
Bummer day when mosquitoes are
thick your misery beggars description.
If you can't get your fish cleaned for
you It Is best to frown upon a taste
for fish In the family. If this doesn't
work and you must get fish and you
must clean them choose kinds that
haven't any scales. Some fish are con
siderate enough to grow without
scales. They are jus., as good to ent
or good enough, anyway, and why
transform yourself Into the likeness
of a mermaid without any of the fun
of being one, simply to Induce a fish
to part with Its scales.
SNAKES TO PREVENT PLAGUE
London Professor Urges the Domesti
cation of Serpents to Kill Flea
In a recent article on the plague.
Professor Sombon, of tho London
School of Tropical Diseases, makes tho
curious suggestion that, Instead of
trusting to cats and dogs ns animal
assistants In the war on rats, wo
should take a lesson from nntlquity
and again make domestic pets of the
big nonvenomous snakes. Tho pro
fessor even goes so far as to hint tho
Bseulaplan serpent was an object of
widespread respect for tho excellent
reason that It killed the rats that
brought the fieas '.hat Infected men?
probably v 'Ith more plagues than one.
This theory Involves the belief that
the ancients knew a lot about the na
ture, cause and transmission of dis
ease that was afterward forgotten and
only recently rediscovered. It will
probably not be accepted by many, but
whether trim or not, Professor Som
bon, whether seriously or not, does
mnke out quite a case for tho fireside
snake as a rat-killer. Judiciously se
lected. Its efficiency would bo beyond
question, and It would not, llko both
cats and dogs, Itself provldo the fatal
flea with convenient shelter and pas
turage.?New York Times.
At a tlmo of the day when nobody
was at home in a New York tenement
except women and babies search was
made through the building for a girl
who had never worn elbow sleeves.
"There was a tlmo when I would have
been eligible myself, but the styles of
the last few years have disqualified
me," said a settlement worker. "1
found on this visit a baby who needed
a bath right on the spot. I had no
thermometer to test the temperature
of the water, and there was none In
the building. The hand and face are
no guide, because they have become
toughened through exposure. There
was a time when the elbow was an
Infallible* guide for a baby's bath.
What feli comfortable to tho elbow
felt comfortable to baby. But alas,
elbow sleeves have Impaired the use
fulness of that natural thermometer.
That elbow test can be relied on now
adays only when you find an elbow
that never shed Us long sleeves."
GOOD STOCK COMPANY HERE.
Lashley Stock Company Playing at the
Opora House to Good Houses.
The Lashley Stock Company with
seven good members is filling a weeks
engagement at the Opera House. They
have already played two nights, Mon
day and last night and each perform
ance was exceptionally good. In fact
it is considered one of the best stock
companies that has been here in a
long time. Besides the regular play
each night, they are giving vaude
ville specialties between the acts. And
in nddition to all this Manager Wilson
is giving moving pictures "in connec
tion with the show. The Stock Com
pany will be in Laurens the rest of
the week. ? ^
Were Not on Hla List.
The late Rev. Horatio Stebblns of
San Francisco was a man of large
mind and noble powers, but more fa
miliar with the world of Intellectual
and scholastic interests than with triv
ial and t'"iely things.
His household was blessed with a
charming daughter, who grew up tall
and beautiful, commanding the admira
tion of all who saw her. One day a
visitor said to the good doctor: "Doc
tor, your daughter grows more charm
ing day by day. Why, she's a regular
"Ah, thank you. thank you," replied
the doctor In his best manner. When
the visitor had gone, turning to hla
wife the doctor asked: "My dear, who
are the Gibsons?"?Cleveland Leader.
Maine's Deserted Villages.
! Maine has had her deserted farms
anrl now and then one can lind her de
serted villages. Such a one is Welch
vllle, In the town and county of Ox
ford, where once the pulse of ma
chinery kept life beating fast in a
thriving little community. To day the
population is scattering, on the farms
thereabouts chiefly, while the chango
in the value of the property Is Indi
cated by the story recently related of
the sale of a 2V6-story house for $175.
which was wcrth $1.500 75 years ago
Rut the number of such towns Is
small. Maine is building up fast. Her
deserted farms are being taken up,
sometimes by progressive young farm
ers, and again by summer people, and
the deserted Maine villages promised
s new lease of life
For Sale 219 acres, Q miles north
of Laurens, at $15.00 per acre. One
third cash. Rented for next year for
f. bales. Apply to E. P. Minter. 16-tf
l'OCket Hook Lost Friday afternoon
lost or stolen one square leather pock
et hook with metal opening, Reward
If returned to J. M. Simpson, Laurens,
S. C, Route No. I. 16-lt-pd
Cabbage Plants For Sale?1 have a
fine lot of Charleston Early Wakefield
cabbage plants for sale at 20 cents
per hundred. Better price for larger
nuantltics. .1 H. Parks, Laurens, S.
For Sale?A scholarship in a lead
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, v.ne
half mile city limits: Iftcen ncrco in
cultivation. Will cut in ten-acre tracts
or sell as a whole. For terms and
prices, see B. A. Sullivan, Laurens
S. C. G-tf
For Sale- -1? 1-2 acres of land on
South Harper street, Laurens, S. C,
with five-room dwelling, oh edge of
city limits. Apply to W. C. Irby, Jr.
Valuable Lands for Sale.
The undersigned as Executors of,
and under and by virtue of the au
thority and power conferred on them,
in the last will of Ann E. Rice, de
ceased, will sell on Monday December
4, 191 r at twelve o'clock, m. (12m.)
before the Court House door at Laur
ens, S. C. at public auction, upon the
following terms, one third cash, the
balance on a credit of one and two
years, payable In equal annual install
ments with eight per cent interest on
each installment from day of sale,
secured by bond of the purchasers ami
mortgages of the premises, purchasers
to pay for papers and recording; and
the bonds to provide for ten per cent
attorneys fee In case of suit or fore
closure, or collection by an attorney
after due; and the purchaser to have
the option of paying all cash, the fol
lowing tracts of land in Laurens coun
1. The Melts Place. Eighteen hun
dred acres, more or less in .lacks town
ship bounded on north by Enoree Riv
er and on west by lands of Jones and
Copcland, on east by lands of Briggs
and Garret, on south by the public road
2. Bailey tract containing seven
hundred and thirty-four acres, more
or less, in Jacks township; bounded
on the east by Enoree River, on the
south by lands of W. E. Thomson, on
the north by Metts place. This being
upper half of Thomson Bailey tract.
W. E. Thomson owns lower part.
P. M. Farr.
LEARN AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS."
Take a thirty days Practical coarse
In onr well rq nipped Machine Shops
and learn the Automobile business,
and accept good positions. CHAR
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State of South Carolina,
tounty of Laurens.
In Court of Common Pleas.
The Southern Cotton OH Company,
Farmers & Merchants Gin Co., de
Pursuant to a decree of the Court
In the above stated case, I will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder,
at Laurens C. H., S. C. on Salesday In
December next, being Monday the 4th
day of the month, during the legal
hours for such sales, the following
described property to wit: /
All that lot, piece or parcel 'of land
situate, lying and being In the town
of Cross Hill, County of Laurens and
State of South Carolina, containing
(1) one acre, more or less, and bound-^
ed on the north by Seaboard Air Line
Railroad, on the east by a certain%1
street and on the south and west by
lands of E. W. and T. M. Pinson.
Terms of sale: cash. Purchaser to '
pay for papers. If the terms of sale
are not compiled with, the land to be
resold on same or some subsequent
Salesday on same terms, at risk of
JOHN P. HOLT,
C. C. C. P. & G. S., Laurens, S. C.
Dated, this Nov. Hl. 19U. 16 3t
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
In Court of Common Plena.
\V. M. Pitts, plain!iff
Minnie C. Adair, and Uhett P. Adair,
In their own right and as Adminis
trator of the estate of Robert J.
Adair. deceased, and Irene Adair,
Mamie Adair et al, defendants.
Pursuant to a decree of the Court
in the above stated case. I will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder,
at Laurens C. IL, S. C, on Salesday
In December next, being Monday the
Ith day of the month, during the le
gal hours for such sales, the follow
ing described property to wit:
All that lot. piece or parcel of land
lying, being and situate In the town of
Clinton In the county of Laurens and
State of South Carolina, containing
about one-fourth of one acre, more
or less, hutting on Pitts street and
bounded by lands of P. J. Moore,
Young Dendy, J. M. Pitts, James W.
Davis and J. M. Pitts on which Is sit
uated the stable lately occupied by the
firm of Pitts & Adair as sales and
Terms of sale: cash. Purchaser t<>
pay for papers. If the terms of sale
are not complied with, the land to be
resold on same or some subsequent
Salesday on same terms, at risk of
former purchaser. ?
JOHN F. HOLT.
C. C. C. P. & G. S.. Laurens. S. C.
Dated, this Nov. Li. P>11. 16 3t
Take notice that on the lath day of
December, I will render a final a<
count of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate of Sara F.
Rawlinson, deceased, in the office of
the Judge of Probate of Laurens conn
ty, at 11 o'clock, a. m., and on the,
same day will apply for a Anal dis
charge from my trust as Administra
Any persons Indebted to said estate
are notified and 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 be forever barred.
MARTI IA E. MOORE.
With Will Annexed.
November 15, 1911.?1 mo.
LXKCl TOR'S LAM) SALI"..
E. P. A. Wieters, Erecutor (for dl?
vision of Estate of J. C. Wietels de
ceased* offers for sale that line pro
ductive cotton and grain farm known
as, "P.Mihani" Place on Burnt Mill
Creek near Laurens Court Hons..
South Carolina of about 100 acres. If
not sold at private sale before De
fernher, .ft! I Salesday. will he put up
at auction on that day (4th December,
1.911) at Laurens Court House don
Correspondence solicited. Address
John i). Cappelmann,
Real Estate Attorney,
P. O. Box 627. Charleston, S. 0.
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