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HabNcrlptlon Price Is $1.00 per Tear
Payable In Advance.
ADVERT IHK 11 PRINTING COMPANY
Lanrens, S. C.
W. G. LANCASTER
Sec. and Treae.
Advertising Rates on Application.
Obituaries and Card of thanks t One
cent a word.
Entered at tb? poBtofilce at Laurens,
8. C. as second class mall matter.
LAI'RKNS, S. C NOVEMBER 29, 1011
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of nil 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
The city will bo well repaid for the
services of the auditors If it can col
lect all the money owed it or even a
minor part of it.
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Yes, those holes on the now post
OfllCe Int were dug for the new build
ing. Further work on it will be con
tinued next spring.
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The city of Sumter is Just recover
ing from a successful bargain day.
I>ets have one in Laurens shortly af
ter Christinas week.
The editor of a "country" paper
never knows how widely his paper is
read until he slips up and says some
thing he has no business.
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The City of Laurens has owing to
it around $15,000 In old accounts,
hack taxes, licenses, lines etc. We can
Bee one and only one way to settle the
matter. Collect every one of them.
Bnsincss Is business.
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This cotton proposition has not been
solved yet. boys. We are afraid it
would be well to sleep with one eye
open when dreaming about this new
$60,000,000 proposition. Anyhow, a
little more information as to the plans
ought to be brought out.
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Our Harmony Correspondent says
he feels like "spreading himself" on
the question of Sunday observance,
lie is right. The officers of the law
should have some encouragement and
backing when they try to uphold the
Btatutes. if tin- people of the county
WOUld second the efforts of those who
enforce tin- laws it would aid them in
their work. They need encourage
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'Die interest that people take in
their county paper is reflected in the
number of correspondents that it has.
No county paper is complete without
correspondents from every section
which it serve's or ought to serve. The
Advertiser points with pride to Its
columns today and on other days and
flatters itself that it has the best corps
of correspondents of any county pa
per in the state.
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Our Cross Hill correspondnet. Mr.
W. T. Austin, in Iiis letter tills week,
states that an Itemized statement of
the cost of raising cotton showed that
the receipts from the staple at nine
cents a pound barely made ends meet.
"Wo would like lor Mr. Austin or any-,
body else to send in such a statement
so that others could see them. This
is a very fruitful subject tor discus
sion and one that would be very bene
ficial to cotton raisers.
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1 With ten thousand bales of cotton
being hold in this county and trade
as brisk as it is our merchants should
feel gratified. They would be taxed'
to their Uttermost if cotton was sell
ing around twelve cents and the sta
ple was going to market. The pres
ent situation goes to show that the
Lanrens farmers are as a general rule,
in better condition to hold than are
the farmers of most counties. It can
not he denied by the merchants, tak
ing everything into consideration, that
trade Is better than we would have
eipected If we had known earlier that
cotton waning to be bo low at this
season of th* year.
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? Laurens should get in line with all,
?fber Important cities in this state
and build a college or preparatory
school, it can be said with truth,
however, that the number of higher
standard colleges is already large
enough and perhaps too large, but
there Is a growing feeling among edu
cators that more preparatory or "un
iversity" schools are needed. Lau
rens Is in the center of a large tcrri
tnti that could casUy supply enough
students to flit a large Institution of
this kind and yet not be in competi
tion with any of our other state and
denominational colleges. Lets dls
cusB this thing among ourselves and
see what can be done. A golden op
portunity Is open for us.
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When the management of the Watts
Mills undertakes to furnish a lyceum
course free of all costs to their em
ployees, which It has been doing for
several years, it deserves to be com
mended. This "Intelligent self In
terest," as another has styled such
liberality on the part of large cor
porations, Is sure to bear fruitful re
sults to the corporation itself and to
the people whom they employ. These
people, many of them, nre unable to
afford such valuable aiyl uplifting at
tractions as the mill gives them and
doubtless the liberality shown In this
way will be returned to the manage
ment In manifold ways. Certain It Is
that the employees should he grate
ful for the liberality shown.
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THAT BIO COTTON LOAN.
As to that $50,000,000 cotton financ
ing proposition, fostered by northern
bankers, we hardly think that anyone
could come to any conclusion as to
its real value until the scheme Is
given to the public In full. Commis
sioner Watson knows all of the par
ticulars of the proposition and doubt
less he will have all the details made
public very shortly. However, with
the information at hand the proposi
tion needs a good deal of explanation.
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RED SHIRT HISTORY.
Some weeks ago The Advertiser
published a request that all who have
in their possession any in format ion on
Red Shirt history send it to Miss .1.
Con way Qarlington, Norway. S. C. In
a letter received several days ago,
Miss Qarlington stated that she had
received but few responses to her re
quest. She is consequently handi
capped in the work and is finding the
task very troublesome. We would
therefore make another urgent request
that all who have any information on
lh.> subject send it to Miss Qarlington.
She would be glad to receive informa
tion of any kind. The old red shirters
could easily write volumes about those
troublous days and what these old
men could write is just what Miss
Qarlington wants. Send to her your
personal experiences and stories of
others. Give her the names of all the
members of your company and in fact
give every little detail that is inter
esting to you. What interests you. will
interest others. Miss Qarlington's
present address is Conway, S. C. (al
though it is well known that she is
from this county). She is working
upon the Laurens county Red Shirt
History now. Send in what you know
about it now in order that she be not
delayed. When the work Is finished
The Advertiser will publish it in full,
| If Miss aCrlington will allow us. Do
not stand back on false modesty. Send
in what you know, in the best form
that you can and Miss Qarlington will
be able to get out of your letter all
that you put into it. Write to her now.
"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
and it lias never failed to give relief."
for sale by all dealers.
Farm I.ami Buyers sec ad of "Ben
ham" Tract of estate .1. C. Wieters at
auction next Salesday.
Off to Chicago.
Messrs. X. B. Dial and E3. I'. Minter
will leave next week for Chicago,
where they will be delegates from this
state to tin- National irrigation Con
gress. About forty thousand dele
gates from all parts of the United
States will be present. In addition
to acting as delegates from this state,
they will exert themselves in the in
terest of the Southern Land Develop
ment Company and its property at
Bloodine Cough Checker will quick
ly allay that hacking irritation ac
companying a severe cough or cold.
The safest and surest remedy for chil
dren. Keep a bottle constantly at
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Friends you go to Red Iron Racket
and buy yotir fall and winter goods
and you will be happy. They are sell
ing out entire stock. J. C. Hums &
Company sells for less and now Hell*
' ing the same goods for less than ever
L'nappreclatlve of Clemency.
Jim Johnson, who recently had a
sentence of nine months In the pen
itetlary commuted to a fine of $125 by
Qov. Blease and who consequently
was enabled to go free on the payment
of that sum, is again In trouble. JJm
J has again been landed in jail for rals
I ing a general disturbance near his
home above Lanford Station.
Why do you spend yonr money for
Inferior tobacco when yon can bay
PKNN'S CHAMPION and SOIIARE
DEAL from Todd Simpson A Co. at
the same price the common kind will
cost yon elsewhere.
THE SEMINOLE CASE.
The supreme court's decision In the
Garlington case was' handed down,
by coincidence ,the very day that a
grand jury met in Kershaw to hour
the accusation of Capt. L. L. Clyburn
against Mr. YV. A. Clark and Gen. Wi
lle Jones, Capt. Clyburn, who is a very
honorable as well as a very wealthy
man, claimed that because of the Co
lumbia bankers he was Induced to
buy $1,500 of stock In the Semlnole
The grand Jury threw out the In
dictment, and the comment of The
Dally Mall at the time was that It
would have been far better for these
gentlemen would have fared better In
a petit jury after a fair trial. There
has been so much talk about the mat
ter that In justice to themselves these
gent lenient would have fared better In
the eyes of the public if they bad bail
the whole matter thoroughly purged.
Wiping the face of this case with a
cold, wet rag will not improve Its
We have expressed no belief of
our own as to the justness of the
charges against Mr. Clark and Gen.
Jones. But an old, established news
paper like the Yorkville Enquirer,
and another, the Greenwood Journal,
have expressed openly their belief that
Qarlington had been visited with the
sins of all. Candidly, we believe this
opinion to be wrong. But that view
of the case will be held because of
the fact that it has not been cleared
And now comes the Lecsvllle News
Advocate and makes a violent ar
raignment of Messrs. Clark and Jones,
The president of the board of receiv
ers of the Semlnole company. Mr. K.
J. Ethrodge, lives in Hatesburg or
l.eesvillo, the two towns are almost
contiguous. He has had two years
within which to prosecute the gen
The editorial in the Leesvllle pa
per says in part:
"Our people had confidence in
Jones and Clark who signed the stron
gest unqualified endorsements of
Qarlington and bis scheme. Jones said
over his signature that it was the
finest financial opportunity ever offer
ed to our people. Clark said he
had bought a thousand shares ($1.500)
and hoped to be able to buy more. Our
people ne' er would have listened to
these agents, but they readily "fell"
when the letters above referred to
were scattered broadcast. * * * If
they are not guilty of actually receiv
ing part of this money they are guilty
of criminally neglecting a trust, of
criminally misleading tlx* public and
"It's a mighty strange thing to us
that two shrewd business men of the
world could get "picked up" by a
'wild cat' adventurer allowing him to
use their names in the strongest let
ters of endorsement possible to write.
If there was nothing in it for them
they are enjoying a false reputation
of being smart business men. Quito
a number of the readers of the News
Advocate 'fell' to the tune of any
where between $15o to $1,500 every
dollar of which was paid. They will
all swear in court that they were
duped by the misrepresentations of
Jones and Clark, Still these gentle
men are not indicted."
It is pitiable that these two men
in the evening of life, not long in
advance of the sunset, must be pilot'
ied thus. If they are blameless, their
friends should clear them of such
stigma, and do so at once. -Daily
The quickest and most effective rem
edy for loosening the phlegm, reliev
ing irritation and curing any cough
or cold is Bloodine Cough Checker.
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Christinas Apples and Oranges.
First car of each is due to arrive
next week. The best fruit obtainable
and the prices are as low as anybody
can sell first quality goods. We will
have another car of apples and or
ang68 December fifteenth. Buy from
a firm who sells the merchants ex
clusively and whom you can depend
on to give you the stuff on time, the
size you want, and fine fruit. We
won't sell your customers. When you
patronize a man who does you are
cutting your own throat.
Dixie Flour and Grain Co.
Farm Lnnd Buyers see ad of 'Hen
ham" Tract of estate J. C. Wleters at
auction noxt Salesday.
Another of Series.
Rev. W. E. Thaycr has announced
that the babject of his sermon next
Sunday will be "Joseph." This is
another of the series entitled "The
Hall of Fame." Mr. Thayer also an
nounces that no services will be held
In the Baptist church next Sunday
night on account of the protracted
meeting which Is to begin at the Pros
byterian church the same day.
For that awful cough take Blood
ine Cough Checker. A. 60 cent bottle
will last longer than most any cough.
Laurens Drug Co.. Laurens, 8 O
Big Clothing Sale. Young man buy
your suit, shoes and hnt at Red Iron
Racket and you'll save money.
Mountvlllo, Nov. 27.?Mrs. Polly
Curry died last Monday night at the
home of her son, John C. Grant, aged
Beventy-seven years. She had been in
declining health for some time and
for several days before her death had
been rapidly growing worse. While
her departure was a sad bereavement
to her people and friends it was not
unexpected. Her remains were laid
to rest in the cemetery at Beaverdam
church where she had long been a
member. One son, Mr. John C. Grant,
and a large number of other relatives
are left to mourn her death.
Mrs. Curry was thrice married, her
first husband being a Mr. Grant who
lost his life in the Confederate ser
vice. Her second marriage was to
Mr. William Pitts, who also, had serv
ed in the Confederate army. After
Mr. Titts death she was married to
Mr. Ruse Curry who preceded her to
the grave several years ago. Before
marriage she was Miss Polly Moore,
whose family connection was large
and prominent in this section of the
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Bryson have the
sympathy of many friends In the loss
of their Infant child whose death oc
curred last Monday morning.
Supt. Geo. L. Pitts, while on his
annual visiting tour, spent Thursday
morning with the Mountville school.
It is always a peasure to have him
call, even though sometimes unexpect
Our farmers are getting in some
good work now gathering up the re
maining cotton crop and sowing grain.
There seems to be but little encour
agement yet for a better price on cot
Mrs. J. H. Motes has returned from
Columbia where she had gone several
days ago to have her eyes treated.
Mr. Jesse M. Bryson, who recently
bought the Martin Fuller place, is
moving to his new purchase. It is
understood that his son, W. H. Bry
Bon, will occupy his home place. Mr.
C. Martoll Fuller has moved to Mount
ville. where he is rejoicing in the con
sciousness of being no more a coun
try cracker but a full grown, well
developed townsman. Mr. Fuller lias
been elected cashier of the Mountville
bank and will assume that position
when the institution is ready for bus
Mrs. Nannie Bryson and children,
who lived this year on Mr. Hugh Ful
ler's place, have moved to Greenville,
where the two sons expect to have
Mrs. Lucy Crisp of Grover, N. C.
is here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John L. Fellers.
Some dog and pony show was here
Friday and Friday night. While at
mospheric conditions were somewhat
inspiring, no doubt they experienced
a very cool reception. But still the
meeting was pleasant and the parting
"I do not believe there is any oth
er medicine so good for whooping
cough as Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy." writes Mrs. Francis Turpin,
Junction City, Ore. This remedy Is
also unsurpassed for colds and croup.
For sale by all dealers.
PALMETTO LODGE NO. 1!>.
Will Hold Important Meeting Next
Friday Night Election of Officers.
Palmetto Lodge No. 10 will hold a
very important meeting next Friday.
There will be an election of office 1'8
for the coming year. All members are
urged to be present.
(Signed) W. H% Washington, Sec.
We want your orders for cabbage,
potatoes, onions. Fresh car arrived
today. Fine stock bought before the
advances. The prices are right, the
goods are better and deliveries promp
ter than you can get anywhere else.
Patronize home industry. Keep the
money in your own town. See Dixie
Flour and Grain Co. We are the on
ly exclusive wholesale house In the
PENVS CHAMPION and SQUARE
HEAL are a rich man's tobacco but
yon can buy them at a poor man's
price from Todd Simpson Ac Co.
( A F A BELLI CONCERT PARTY.
Second Number of Graded School Ly
ceum Course to be Given Friday
Night Flic More Numbers.
The Cafarelll Concert Party will be
the attraction at the Graded School
auditorium Friday evening as the sec
ond number of the school-lyceum. The
Cafarellls have already played in sev
eral places around hero and they have
given satisfaction wherever beard.
They played at Clinton last week and
Saturday night they played to a full
house at Watts Mill.
Mr. Jones states that there are five
numbers remaining yet and season
tickets to these can be procured for
Todd Simpson A Co. sells two
brands of tobacco at a dime per ping
which is worth 15 cents per ping.
They are PENN'S CHAMPION and
You can find the right shaped hat
?Just to suit you at
Clardy ft Wilson.
Rabun. Nov. 28?Mrs. Emily Woods
after spending several days in this
community visiting relatives, return
ed to her home in Eden section Tues
Will Mahon, Jr. was in Laurens
Friday on business.
Miss Edna Owens is spending sev
eral days with her sister, Mrs. Claude
Wasson of Friendship community.
Mr. James Roper aud son, Mr. Pal
mer spent Friday night and Saturday
with Mr. Tom Roper and family of
Mr. and Mrs. Helton Owens, and
daughter, Miss Vivian of Eden, were
the visitors of Mr. T. F. Babb and fam
Messrs. Sloan and Nesbitt Mab.09
and Miss Hettie Weeks were in Lau
rens shopping Saturday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cheek, who has been
sick, is slowly Improving.
Misses Vera and Alliene Baldwin
were the visitors of Miss Corrle Ma
Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Vance spent Sat
urday night and Sunday with Mrs. (!.
W. Babb and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Mahon visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Babb Sunday.
The people are very busy taking up
potatoes, and killing hogs.
Many pleasant Thanksgiving wishes
to the editor.
Saved Many From Death.
W. L. Mock, of Mock. Ark., believes
he has saved many lloq in ins 2~>
years of experience In the drug busi
ness. "What I always like to do," he
writes, "is to recommend Dr. King's
Now Discovery for weak, sore lungs,
hard colds, hoarseness, obstinate
coughs, la grippe, croup, asthma or
other bronchial affection, for I feel
sure that a number of my neighbors
are alive and well today because they
took my advice to use it. 1 honestly
believe its the best throat and lung
medicine that's made." Easy to prove
he's right. Get a trial bottle free, or
regular f>Oc or $1.00 bottle. Guaranteed
by Laurens Drug Co., Palmetto Drug
Ten lMiuiett Team.
A Ten Pinnott team has been organ
ized at the Ten Pinnett alleys with
Mr. Chas. H. Hicks as captain. An
invitation has been sent to the Clin
ton players to send a team up here
on the night of the fifth of December
to have a tournament. The match
win probably he nulled off, but as yol
no definite decision lias been arrived
at. The game Is being largely play
ed in both places.
Chamberlain's Stomach .and Liver
Tablets do not sicken or gripe, and
may bo taken with perfect safety by
the most delicate /oman or the young
est child. The old and feeble will also
find them a most suitable remedy for
aiding and strengthening their weak
ened digestion and for regulating the
bowels. For sale by all dealers.
Now is your time to buy your win
ter goods at Ited Iron Hacket Big
sale. .1. ('. Bur 118 <fc Co.. Laurens, S.
?. SPECIAL NOTICES.
Witte Land for Sale On account of
our time being largely taken up in
our McDce land proposition, we have
decided to offer for quick sale the
Witte property, containing 540 acres,
Prefer to sell as a whole, but will sell
inn acres on left hand side of road in
one tract and the remainder In an
other tract of 640 acres. Pest real
estate bargain iu I.aurens county. Ap
ply to Oakland Heights Realty Com
pany, E. P. MintOr, Secretary. IK-tf
Salesmen Wanted to look after our
interest iu I.aurens and adjacent
counties. Salary or commission. Ad
dress The Victor Oil Company, Cleve
land, O. * 18-lt-pd
For Sale Five shares Enterprise
Hank Stock. Apply to Bishop <fe Wolff.
For Sale Five shares of Laurens
Hank Slock. Apply to Bishop A Wolff.
For Sale Flour and grist mill in
city of Laurens. In llrst class condi
tion. Apply to Bishop & Wolff.
Lost A light colored shepherd
bitch. When last seen had a (-bain
around her neck. Answers to name
of "Nellie." Reward If left at Phll
pot's Store or at my home. .1. T. A.
Hailew, MountVllle, R. F. 1). No. I.
For Sale- 210 acres, C, miles north
of Laurens, at fl.VOO per acre. One
third cash. Rented for next year for
? bales. Apply to E. P. Minter. 16-tf
Cabbage Plants For Sale?I have a
fine lot of Charleston Early Wakefleld
cabbage plants for sale at 20 cents
per hundred. Retter price for larger
quantities. J. H. Parks, Laurens, S.
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: Ifteen .ore.-. In
I cultivation. Will cut in ten-acre tracts
I or sell as a whole. For terms and
prices, see B. A. Sullivan, Laurens,
8. C. 6-tf
For Sale?171-2 acres of land on
South Harper street, Laurens, S. C,
j with five-room dwelling, on edge of
city limits. Apply to W. C. Irby, Jr.
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"
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
?ives instant relief and an absolute cure
in all cases of Asthma. Bronchitis, and
Hay Fever. Sold by druggists ; mail on
receipt of price $1.00.
Trial I'ucknKo by mall 10 cents.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Props., Cleveland. Ohio
LAURENS DKl'U CO.
Laurens. S. C.
Dr. T. L. Tim merman
Laurens, S. C.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will euro
niind, Bleeding and [telling Piles, it ab
sorbs the tumors, allays Itching at once,
nets ns a poultice. Rives Instant relief.
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment is pre?
pared for Piles and Itching of the privuto
ports. DmuKlsts. mall 50c and $1.00.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Prop*.. Cleveland. Ohio |
LAURENS DRUU v.O.
Laurens, S. C
CHS CHESTER S PILLS
^?Orr-v THK DIAMOND nit ami. ^
years known as Best, Safest, Always KeliaM*
SOLD BY DRL'GGISTS f VFRYWHFRE
Par-a-sit-i-cidc cures itch and
mange in 30 minutes. Pimples
and Ringworms quickly. Price
LAURENS DRUG CO.
60c by mail or express from
Dr. L. J. Sharp & Co., Commerce,
Ga. Guaranteed. "Take no
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
Have you overworked your nervous sys
tem and caused trouble with your kid
neys and bladder? Have you pains in
loins, nlde. buck and bladder? Have you
a flabby appearance of the face, and un
der the eyes? A frequent desire to pass
urine? If so. Williams' Kidney PIII3 will
cure you?Druggist, Price 60c.
WILLIAMS MFC. CO., Prop,., Cleveland, Ohi)
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C
Notice of Administratrix Sale
State of South Carolina,
In Probate Court.
Erne M. Burns, as administratrix of
the goods, chattels, rlKhts and credits
or B. C. Bums, deceased, Petitioner
Notice is hereby given that I, Mrs
Bffle M. Hums, as administratrix, In
obedience to an order passed by his
Honor, O. O. Thompson, Probate
Judge for Laurens County, South Car
olina, in the above stated case, on1
November 28th, 1911, will sell the
personal property belonging to the
estate of B. C. Burns, deceased, at the
late residence of the said deceased, in
Laurens County, South Oarollna, at
eleven o'clock A. M., on Wednesday
the 20th. day of December, 1911, at
public auction to the highest bidder
for cash, said personal property con
sisting of household goods, hones,
mules, cows, hogs, plgB, farming Im
plements, cotton etc.
Effio M. Burns,
Administratrix of the goods, chat
tels, rights and credits of B. C. Burns,
Nov. 30th., 1911. im