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Bahscrlptlou Price is 91.00 per Tear
Payable In Advance.
ADVERTISER PRINTING COMPANY
Laarens, S. C.
ALISON LEE President
"W. G. LANCASTER vlce-Pres.
ARTHUR LEE Sec. and Treas.
Advertising Rates on Application.
Obituaries and Card of thanks: One
cent a word.
Entered at tba postoffico at Lauren3,
S. C. as second class mail matter.
LAUREN'S, S. Cm DECEMBER ?, 1011
The Advertiser will be glad to
receive the local news of all the
communities in the county. Cor*
respondents are requested to
sign their name to the conln*
buttons Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Sheriff Owings and his assistants
deserve a great deal of credit for pre
venting the lynching here last Tues
day. A cool head and a determina
tion to uphold the law will gu a long
way in prevent lawlessness of this
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The second installment of particu
lars as to that $50,000,000 cotton prop
osition does not seem to clear up the
matter any more than the first one did.
Explain it Commissioner Watson! Tell ';
us where t'.ie cotton will go to.
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lyot others who have kept tab on
the crop this year send in an estimate
of the cost anil profits. Mr. Austin
has sent in what appears to be a fair
estimate of what this year's crop pro
duced. Others might have fared bet
ter or might have fared worse. We
?would like to hear others give their
estimates Mi. Austin also requests
that others send in estimates. Let's
hear from more farmers and find out
Conditio?? en every kind of farm.
H STATE PBESS COMMENT, 8
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Thai Exfjra Train.
The Journal carried in its news col
umns yesterday a statement to the
effect that the ('. & W. U. road would
probably put on a train to roach
Greenwood About noon from Augusta
going ns far as Laurens and return
ing in the afternoon.
This would be a splendid thing r.nd
we sincerely hop" t?al the road will
see Its way clear to give us this ex
tra train even though it ran. only
from McCormlck or Parksville to
Laurens and return. We believe that
such a train would he immensely pop
ular ami that it would pay the road
A private letter from New York has
the following paragraph:
"P.y the way, I asked Champ Chirk
how my congressmen from South
Carolina behaved. He peartened up
and said. 'Oo you know Johnson?' He
is one of the finest men in congress.
Yes, there Is not a better nian there."
He mean: every word of it for
Champ Is a sincere chap."?Spartan
Laurent county la to he congratu
lated for listening to reason when mob
vengeance appeared Imminent.?
Charleston Post. ?
All Free Moods.
Manager Lavender, of the Opera
House, has set apart Friday afterno ?
ns a kind of Christmas gift afternoon
for the children of the graded schools.
On that afternoon he will present tho
Children Of the first and second grades
with free tickets to the picture show.
It Is needless to say that the whole
crew will be on hand.
Meeting of D. A. R.
The regular meeting of the Daught
ers of the American Revolution, which
was to be held at the home of Mrs.
W. C. Miller next Friday afternoon
has been postponed until Friday after
noon, December 15tht The meeting
was postponed on account of the pro
tracted services going on at tite
Business Manager Here.
Mr. J. Albert Breault, business man
ager of "The Thief" company is in
town making arrangements for his
company which Is to appear at the
opera house Tuesday, December 12th.
Ha wishes to announce that this la a
guaranteed production, and this will
bo the only chance the local theatre
goers will have this season of witness
lag such a production made famous In
New York City for two solid seasons.
FIFTY MILLION DEAL
The Cotton Proposition of the North
ern Bnnkers is Stilt left a Little
Hasy bl the Financiers.
Augusta, Qa., Dec. 2.?A conference
was held here this afternoon by C.
S. Barrett, president of the National
Farmers' union; E. J. Wetson, com
mission of agriculture for South
Carolina; J. Whltner Reld, secretary
treasurer of the South Carolina state
Farmers' union, and Col. J. G. Ander
son of Rock Hill. S. C, and W. H.
Stcytcn. financial representative of
the syndicate in New York which has
arranged to assist the cotton holding
movement In the South by the loan
of $50,000,000 secured by the cotton
stored in various warehouses through
out the South.
The conference lasted throughout
the entire afternoon, and resulted In
the specific announcement of the
plans of the syndicate.
Following the conference Mr. Stay
ton issued a statement detailing the
conditions as follows:
"I came here as representative of
the syndicate which recently proposed
to finance a movement to enable the
planter to get a fair price for the re
mainder of this year's cotton crop. At
my request Commissioner E. J. Wat
son of South Carolina, Mr. Barrett,
president of the National Farmers'
union. an I Mr. P.eid, secretary
treasurer of the South Carolina Farm
ers' union, met here for a conference
in order that i might get Information
concerning the handling of cotton and
other practical points, and in order
alco that 1 might learn the desires of
the planters and the sort of financing
proposition that would best suit them.
"I am going to take until Monday
to think those matters over, and shall
in the mean time communicate with
my principals, and Monday I will he
ready to give out a more definite
"In a general way my people are
ready to advance $50,00(1.000 to sup
port a plan, the outlines of which are
"No. 1. The cotton grower will de
liver his cotton to the usual cotton
buyer in his locality, who will buy
the cotton and take title to it imme
No. 2. The owner will receive $25
per bale in cash on account, and will
also receive a negotiable certificate
sotting forth the interest which the
owner has in whatever price may
thereafter be received for the cotton.
No. 3. The owner may at any time
prior to January 1, IM:'., name a date
when he wants to finally fix the price
he is to receive, and on that date that
he so names settlement will be made
with him on the basis of the prevail
ing quoted price for that date.
No. I On this settlement the farm
er will be allowed the price his cot
ton is worth on the date named, and
! from this sum will be deducted the
$25 already advanced to him (no In
terest will be charged), and also $1
as the cost of grading, storage, insur
ance, etc., together with a sum equal
to one-quarter of the rise in price,
which will be the syndicate's compen
sation for Its services.
"In ether words, if the price does
not go up the syndicate gets nothing
except $1 for grading, storage, Insur
ance, etc., and if the price Is ad
vanced through this movement then
the syndicate gets one-quarter of the
advance and the cotton owner the
other three-quarters, .
"Of course It Is not possible for my
principals to deal direct with every
individual farmer, and it Is therefore
proposed that Ui each Slate there shall
be a committee of three of the leading
citizens of the State who will act as
the trustees for all of the farmers in
their State, and will sec that the farm
I ers' Interests arc protected.
I "For example, it will he the duty of
these trustees to see that the neees*
I sary banking arrangements are made,
' so that the unpaid part of the pur
chase price is fully secured. At the
present price, the farmer would re
I celve'$25 per bale in cash, and there
will be still due him $15 to $20. This
money must be -deposited In local
banks or some arrangements satisfac
tory to the trustees must be made In
each State, so that this $15 to $20 is
absolutely secured to the farmer, In
order that his certificate or receipt
may have a real value and be some
thing on which he can borrow money.
"By Monday I will be ready, I think,
to suggest other plans which wjll be
satisfactory to us and may better suit
In speaking of .the cause for Mr.
8tayton's visit, Cot. Watson said that
Mr. Stayton had come down here to
meet representatives Southerners and
talk with them, answering all ques
tions. When Mr. Stayton arrived he
preferred to have him meet President
Barrett first, and hence arranged the
conference in Augusta. He felt that
the proper steps to be taken Is to af
ford Mr. Stayton the opportunity to
meet the-leading men In the several
States, and to make his proposition to
them and to the people through the
press, leaving It to the people to ac
cept or reject the offer made, as they
see lit. The assurance is given that
the maohlnery for executing the plan
Is ready, and ho could see no reason
why State committees should not be
appointed as soon as possible. At the
conference moBt careful attention is
given to the development of an effec
tive plan for the securing of pledges
for tho reduction of acreage, suggest
od by J. G. Anderson of Rock Mill,
( who was present.?The State.
Sale of Fancy Work.
The ladies of the Episcopal church
will have on display and for sale a
large "Rsortment of fancy work In the
way of Christmas novelties in the
window of The Palmetto Drug Store
Friday afternoon. Tho proceeds from
the sale will be used In tho work of
The automobile of Mr. W. A. Put
nam, who lives In the vicinity of
Uarksdale was taken from Its shed
late Sunday night by unknown parties
and carried away. Diligent search
has been made for It. but neither the
thief nor the machine has as yet been
Meeting W. 0. >V,
A special meeting of Laurens Camp
No. 98, W. O. W. will be held Thurs
day night at which degree work will
.1. Lee Langs toil, See.
ESTIMATE ON RAISING COTTON.
Mr. W. T. Austin Sends in an Estimate
on a Wages Crop and on a Crop
Made on Shares.
Several weeks ago The Advertiser
requested that some of the fanners
I send in an estimate as to the cost of
raising cotton on tin1 farm. Mr. W. T.
Austin, of Cross Hill, has sent in an
estimate which is published below. It
will be seen from Mr. Austin's figures
that he estimates a profit of $280 on
his wages hand crop while he loses
slightly on his share cropper. Al
though Mr. Austin does not include
them in his estimate his chickens, his
butter, 1.1s meat, his sausage and oth
er things raised by him with little
other added expense should be in
cluded in the estimate. If these
Clings had not bean raised it would
have been necessary to buy them and
so they represent real products of the
farm and products that are most to
be valued by fanners because they
are not so easy to got by people of the
The Advertiser would bo glad to
have estimates from other farmers or
would like to hear comments on Mr.
The following is the letter of Mr.
One Horse Farm with Wages Hands.
KX PENSE ACCOCNT.
Feed for mui< '. .$121.00
Guano I 1-2 tons . 121.2!?
Interest money paid for guano 12.42
Cotton seed to plant . 8.00
Plows etc. 5.00
Rent of land . 00.00
Tax on land . 10.00
Interest on money in mules .. 20.00
Ginning 8 bales . 10.00
Bagging and ties . 4.80 i
.Labor to make crop . 117.00
To gather S bales . 56.00
To gather corn and fodder .... 15.00
Gathering 10 bu. pens . 5.00
VALUE OF CHOP.
S bales cotton .$200.00
Seed front S hnles . 08.00
200 bu. corn. 100.00
2.000 bu. fodder . 10.00
15 tons hay . 210.00
10 bu. peas .-. 10.00
VALUE OF CROP.
11 bales, 500 lbs, 9o .$ 105.00
Corn, 50 bu., 95c . 47.50
Fodder 500 bu., $2.00 per 100.. 10.00
1 Cotton seed, 11 bales, $8.50 .. 93.50
Feed for mules, com and oats
per month, $7.50.$ 81.00
Hay and fodder per month $2.50 30.00
Guano 4 1-2 tons at $27.62,
$124.29, less one half _62.14 1-2
Cotton seed to plant . 10.00
Plows, harness, etc. 5.00
Interest on money for guano. . 6.21
Rent of land, 2 bales . 90.00
Tax on land . 10.00
Interest on money In mule .. 20.00
Ginning 11 bales at $1.25 _ 13.75
lagging and ties at 50 cents .. 6.60
Labor one half of crop . 323.00
Besides the staple crops mentioned:
my cow gives me milk and butter and
that pays her keep. I sell pigs and
shoats enough to pay expense in mak
ing 600 to 800 pounds of meat and
lard. Our poultry yard furnishes eggs
and chickens and pays expenses. I
furnish my darkies provisions and
make a reasonable profit on that. I
treat them fairly, require them to
work under my direction and pay them
I live at home, pay as I go, dis
count my bills, pay my preacher but I
won't get rich making 9c cotton.
L0CAL8 FROM DIALS. *
Thore has been a dearth of newB
The school at Dials has recently op
ened, with Miss Maggie Harrison of
Duncan, as teacher. Everything seems
to indicate a successful term.
Mr. John D. Brooks of Laurens paid
a flying visit to home folks Sunday.
Quite a numbor of our young peo
ple attended Signor Cafarelli Concert
party, in the Gray Court-Owings high
school auditorium recently. The ly
ceum courses are generally good and
Cafarelli party was no exception.
Mr. James Mahaffey of Fountain
Inn spent Thursday with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Curry and lit
tle son, Gray, were the guests of Mr.
lack Grvy Thanksgiving day
Misses Emma Harris and Maggie
Harrison wore in I.aurens Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Holder and
family spent Thanksgiving with rel
atives in Greenville.
Messrs L. R. Brooks and J. R.
Brownlco, spent Thanksgiving in
Mrs. L. R. Brooks and little son.
havQ returned from a pleasant visit
with relatives In Columbia.
Miss Lila Simmons who is teach
ing in Greenwood spent the week
end with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bolt and chil
dren and Miss Kmtua Dial and father,
visited Mrs. .1. R. Brownlco and fam
Messrs Statos Curry, llaskell Gray,
D. D.?Brownloe and Miss Sallle
Brownleo took lea with Misses Kate
and Eilcon Curry Thanksgiving night.
Prof. Charles P. Brooks, principal
of the Ninety ^ix graded school spent
the week-end with his mother.
Thanksgiving day passed off quietly
enough here. Everyone seemed to
be like Burns who says:
"Some hae meat and cannot eat,
Some would eat who hae'nt it;
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And so the Laird be thank it."
For sore throat there is positively
no remedy that will relievo sol
quickly and cure permanently the)
most aggrevated case, as Bloodine
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
For Sale?Fine Canary birds for
sale; $2.50 for malo and $1..".0 for fe
male. Also Rhode Island Red pullets
and White Pearl guineas at $1.00 each.
W. Ray Anderson. 19-11
Wanted Blacksmith, white or col
ored, must he good horeo-shoer. Only
a sober, honest good worker need ap
ply. Fine opening for right man. S.
N. Crisp. Mountvllle, S. C. 10-tf
For Sale?Fine registered .Jersey
bull, for sale or service. Sec A. Poss
For Sale-Two One cows, fresh In
milch, also one young graded Jersey
stuck cow. J. R. Hellams, Cray Court
S. C, R. F. D. No. 1. 19-lt-pd
Lost?Between Mountvllle, Cross
11111 and Laurens, Saturday, Decem
ber 2nd, envelope containing note and
mortgage. Reward if returned to Wal
ter S. Cray. Laurens, S. C. 19-lt-pd
Lust November IlOth, English bea
| gle bitch ; white with brown ears and
spots on sides and back and cut on
right fore leg. Has a collar on. Re
wind If returned to G. L. Watson, Co
ca Cola Bottling Co.. Laurens, S. C.
Witte Land for Stile On account ofI
I our time being largely taken Up In
lour McBee land proposition, we navel
decided to offer for quick sale the
Witte property, containing 540 acres.
Prefer to sell as a whole, but will sell
100 acres on left hand side of road in
one tract and the remainder In an
other tract of .", It) acres. Best real
estate bargain in Laurens county. Ap
ply to Oakland Heights Realty Com
pany, E. P. Minter, Secretary. lS-tfj
For Sale Five shares Enterprise
Hank Stock. Apply to Bishop & Wolff.
For Sale Five shares of Laurens
Bank Stock. Apply to Bishop & Wolff. |
For Sale - Flour and grist mill In
city of Laurens. In first Class condi
tion. Apply to Bishop & Wolff.
For Sale--219 acres, 6 miles north
of Laurens, nt $15.00 per acre. One
third cash. Rented for next year for
6 boleB. Apply to E. P. Mlnter. 16-tf
Cabbage Plants For Sale?I have a
fine lot of Charleston Early Wakefleld
I cabbage plants for sale at 2" cents
per hundred. Better price fot .arger
quantities. J. 1. Parks, Laurens, 8.
For Sale?A scholarship in a load
ing business school not many miles
i from this place. Will sell at a dls-'
count. For information apply at this
I oflce. 10-tf I
Fer Sale?Fortj acres land, cne
half mile city limits', Ifteen ?cre? In!
(cultivation. Will cut In ten-acre tracts
lor sell as a whole. For terms ani|
prices, see B. A. Sullivan, Laurens.
S. C. B-tfl
Fer Sale?17 1-2 acres of land on
I South Harper street, Laurens, S. C.
with five-room dwelling, on edge of
city limits. Apply to W. C. Irby, Jr.
RED IRON RACKET.
Buy your clothing, hats and shdes
at J. C. Burns & Co Big cut price
sale now going on.
Your worry about what to give for a Christ
mas gift will disappear like melted snow when
you co ne to select it at this store.
Something here for everybody?from the pretty laughing
baby to the smiling, dear old grandma?something to suit
all ages and all tastes?to suit HIM or HKR. Let us aid
you in your selection. It will give us the greatest pleasure
and our experience will help yen. Come in to-day and
get first choice of the best stock of Christmas gifts in town.
Laurens, S. C.
YOU HAD FOR
\JA?> MIGHTY FI/iE BUT IT OALY
FOR O/XE MY. OUR dQAL WILL KEEP
YOU GOOD THE WHOLE
WIMTER THROUGH. REMEMBER THERE
i? A DIFfER^/HCE Iti (ZQAk. WE &ELL
0/U.Y THE BEST
Coal and Wood Yard
Office Phone 33 Night Phone 276
The Brownie Family
The Little Cousins of the KodaK
There is someone on your gift list to
whom a Brownie will bring.happiness.
There is a Brownie to suit every age;
they all take good pictures, load and
unload in daylight and work like the
$1.00 to $12.00
We have them all and are glad
to show them.
Laurens Drug Co,
Laurens, S. C.