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LAURENS, S. C DECEMBER 18, 1911
The Advertiser *ill be glad to
receive the local news of all Uie
fommnnities In the county. Cor*
respondents are requested to
shrn their name to Uie contri"
tuitions Letters should not be
nailed later than Monday mom
The court ho*is>e looks better and
better every day. When it is finished
it will be one of the handsomest in
If new subscribers continue coming
in as they L::v? in the pas: f. w days.
The Advertiser will have to start un
a daily. They just can't do without
the "Dear Old Advertiser."
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For fear that The Daily Piedmont
overlooked the items in the Sunday
News (Charleston t. we would call its
attention to the fact that a man nam
ed Jackson Steplight and another
named Jacob Circletight were buried
in Charleston on that date.
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Now is the time that we should all
begin thinking about the County Fair
next year Discuss the plan* new fo.
making exhibits and then when spring
comes the plans can be put int) e\e
cution. It is never too earlv :p be? n
a thing of this kind.
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Another one of tho.-e un?igned let
ters came in to The Advertiser for
:Li issu'.. As usual, we had t
it aside. It was signed 'Ohtevcr.' jf
'"Observer will send in h:- p? he;
name, we will be elad ' > pul M the
letter. Otherwise we an; ? .
In another section of this paper will
be found a statement of the citv'g fi
Council thinks that the kind of a
statement that the people of Laurens
wanted and if the people of Laurens".
ore contented :o accept it, we ?.:e sa:-?
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The Whittnlre News is the name of I
a new paper started at Whirmire. in
Ke wherry county. The paper jilainly
suggests that its principal 'work in
life" will \>(- to make Wbitmire a coun
ty seat and with that in view It adopt
ed as its slogan "Whitmir- Will Win."
A long life to The Whitmire News, but
?we fear it will have an uphill fight in
gaining its foremost ambition.
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The Advertiser suggested wes'<t be
fore last that the citizens eet together;
and raise money to build a prepara
tory or university school here. The
idea wa.?: commented upon very favor
aL'.y by ail who spoke of it. l^ets get!
down to work and put this thing
through. It will be of inestimable ben
efit to the town. It would be a better
investment than a railroad. Somebody
start the ball rolling and lets have
one. Laur<-:.? occupies a very fa vor
ab:-: position, geographically; tor such
an institution and it would prove a
success from 'he jump.
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It is a matter of general knowledge
that the ?ub-tantial farming people of
Lauren* county, unlike many in other
counties, a-<-> remaining In the couatry
and teaching their children ?o remain
there, rather than to move to town
just ae soon as they are financially
able to leave the lande in the hand? of
others. In thU way Laurens county Is
gradually coming to be looked upon
as the leading agricultural county of
the state This, in large measure, is
attributed to the fact that she gives a
great deal of attention to her coun
try schools and that she keeps her
roads in better shape than other coun
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The results that could be obtained
through advertising the resources of
this state through the North and West
can easily be judged by the results
that the Southern Land Development
Company are getting from their adver
tising campaign. Although this com
pany has not attempted any advertis
ing on any tremendous scale they are
receiving enquiries every day and In
every mall from responsible and thrif
OPPORTUNITY STARING US IN THE FACE.
Lanrens is a prngnressive city, Tt needs more business enterprises.
As we said several weeks ago we believe that one of the chief needs
of the city just rt this time is a large boarding school. Laurens is
one of the few cities of the Piedmont that has no college nor boarding
school. This city is situated in the midst of one of the very finest sec
tions of the state and geographically speaking there is no finer loca
tion in the state for a school. The health record of the city is unsur
passed. Most of the colleges and boarding schools in the state are in
the Piedmont region. This is due largely to the fact that this section
of the state is generally considered more healthful than other sections
lover down the country. There is no doubt but that Laurens would
support a boarding school lil>erally. $25.000 spent in building and
equipping a school would be. by far. the best money the citizens of
this city ever invested, and there is no doubt but that our people are
easily able to build it. A student body of 200 or more, which there
is not the least doubt but what could be brought here with the proper
amount of convassing, would bring to this city each year between $40.
IKX) and $50.000. besides this it would be the means of bringing to the
city many desirable families who would come to educate their chil
Of course we have our system of graded schools which are ably man
aged, and are numbered among the best in the state, but we need a
school that would be able to give a training beyond that which the
graded school gives. There is the greatest demand in this state for a
school that will make a specialty of preparing boys and girls for the
higher colleges, and for those who are not able to attend the higher and
more expensive schools, and get the training that will fit them f<>r
business. Among the masses of the people there are very large num
bers who arc anxious t" give their children some collegiate training, and
yet are not able t<> graduate them from the higher and more expensive
schools, and to this class of people the school that we propose would
appeal especially. Many of the colleges of the state have found it
necessary x<< maintain preparatory departments, owing t" the fact that
there are not enough schools that make a specialty of preparing boys
and girls for college. One of the greatest needs of our public schools
?"?day is competent teachers who nave had sperial training fur llieii
work, and in the school that we propose it might be a good plan t-> have
a course arranged especially for the needs of the public school teach
?rs. Of course there would be piano and vocal music taught, and in ad
dition to this strong courses should be provided in Domestic Science.
Stenography, Bookkeeping, Typewriting. Sewing, etc. We are very
anxious to see a school of this nature built in Laurens. and we believe
that it would draw patronage from every section of this state. Let
us get together and build this school, and have it full <?f b..ys and girl*
next September. It can be done. What say you. fellow citizens?
ty but dissatisfied dwelling in the north ,
and west. If this company can spend
several hundreds of dollars and gel
su.^h gratifying results, could not the
state do many tiems better by invest
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When cotton planting time comes'
and our farmers begin to turn their
attention to the long staple variety,
we thin'K it would be well for them to
remember that there is a possibility
of the long staple market being over
stocked. Farmers will remember sev
eral years ago when a big price was
?ftVivd for the long staple one season
and the next season a large acreage
was planted and what followed, j-or.-:
staple cotton brought little more than
the short staple while the cost of rais
ing it was more. We think it would
be wise if someone would take the j
trouble to And out how much of this
cotton is needed to supply the market.
We do not wish to discourage the
raising of high grade products, but it
is well to find out the actual demand
for the high grade product first.
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ONE OF MANY.
Laurens has a good bowling aliey.
which Is one respect in which it is
ahead of Greenville.?Greenville Pied
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Ol'B HIGH >< HOOLS.
Laurens county is to be congratulat
ed upon the large number of high
schools that sh-.- has within her bor
lers By referring to the figures car
ried in anothe- column of this paper,
it will be ?*en that Laurens ranks hih
in the education of her young boys
and young girls. It will be seen that
s^he has nearly as many high schools
?- any other county in the state and
that she has more than a majority of
them This is a condition of affairs
? we might w?ll be proud of for,
ing their efforts upon educational in
stitutions at the county seat. Laurens
J c ounty is taking a wider view of the
t situation and giving the best advantage
to all of her children. In this way
the young men and young women a,re
taught to stay at home, to receive their
early education JuBt at the time of
life when their characters are being
molded most. They learn to appre
ciate the advantages of life at the old
home more than they would if they
attempted to get an educat'on in the
cities and then to return to the farm
to "learn all over again."
THE HO SIE KL* MILL AGAIN.
Capt. John M. Graham, manager of
the hosiery mill in the state peniten
tiary, discussed "informally" the con
ditions ia that mill at Anderson sev
eral days ago, according to the Green
ville News. The dispatch appeares
elsewhere in this paper. Capt. Gra
ham says that the Bute Board of
Health "can see danger in the work
ing of convicts In the hosiery mill."
By not differing with the Board of
Health In its analysis of conditions
there, Capt. Graham really admits
that the conditions are as that board
charges. He only attempts to justify
the existence o: the hosiery mill by
comparing it with other mills in this
state. But we hardly think thnt the
condition of other mills in the state
has anything to do with the hosiery
mill. The question is whether or not
the people of South Carolina have a
moral right to force convicts to work
amidst atmospheric conditions which
the Board of Health has declared dan
gerous to health. If people outside
the penitentiary choose to work under
'unhealthy conditions that is. in a way.
their own business, for if they do not
like conditions they can get out.
Capt. Graham does not deny in this
interview that conditions are un- '
healthy and if the manager himself
does not deny it the conditions must
be such as the Board of Health charg
es. It seems to us that it is the duty
of this state to do away with that dls- i
ease trap just as soon as it possibly
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While this is not strictly speaking. I
intended as any spludge in the way of1
a Christmas edition it is expected to '
bring to our readers a realization that ;
Santa Claus is on his way and will J
soon have his reindeer tied to the
chimneys around Laurens. We hope
1 that it will serve as a reminder that
there ar* not many more shopping
: days left and that each and all of us
should not put off any longer m:;k!:ie
purchases which could just as well be
1 made now. By doing our shopping
\ now, not only do we confer a favor up
i on the tired but patient salesmen and
saleswomen, but v.e really get the;
benefit of ar early choice of the hol
iday goods The last few days before
Christmas are trying ones on our
friends in the stores and we should do
all we can to distribute the work over
as long a period as possible. We will
gain in the end, both in personal sat
isfaction that we have done .iat we
should have done and in procuring
the best that the full market affords.
The fcto^es of Laurens ere amply
supplied with the best things of the
season. There is no need why our
people should go elsewhere to buy
Christmas goods and we believe that
there are few that do so. But there
. are some and we hope and believe
that even they will come to realize
that the home merchants are the ones
to patronize and the home merchants
are able to show them or procure for
them the best that any market af
And then again, we would call at
tention to the fact that in these few
pages appear the advertisements of
the live, wide awake, merchants; those
that are always in the forefront when
it comes to supplying their patrons'
needs and in bringing to their notice
the things which are most to be de
sired. It has become to be known by
nearly all in these days that the mer
chant who advertises is the man who
has the goods and is wideawake and
aggressive enough to offer them at
attractive prices. The advertising
merchant is the man who knows that
he must satisfy every demand before
he can compete with his brother
across the corner and is the man who
is coming to be looked upon as the
one who is the most wideawake to the
interest of his customers. We would
therefore invite ycur 8ttent!on to what
they have to say in their part of the
paper and we believe that the bene
fit derived will be mutual.
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APPRECIATED FAB VM> NEAR.
Last spring The Advertiser Print
ing Company ' received the contract
for printing 500 college catalogues
for Lexington Female College. Lex-'
ingtom Mo. Mind you, Lexington, ?
Missouri. The catalogue was an extra >
i high grade product and of a quality
not usually attempted by print shops
in cities and towns the size of Lau
rens. The Advertiser boys knew what
they were about though and put up
a job which they were rightfully proud
of. The Lexington College people
were evidently eouallv as proud for
they wrote back stating that they
were eminently pleased with it. Yes.
they thought it was fine. But others
saw the catalogue, too. One of the
catalogues found its way to DePauw
University, Greencastle, Indiana. Note
that! DePauw University has over a.
thousand students and they wanted
prices on not less than 2,500 cata
logues similar to the Lexington cat
alogue. Net being content with last
year's job The Advertiser's job esti
mater made figures for a catalogue of
an even finer quality and the figures
have been sent In. The figures are
based on quality and profit combined.
When The Advertiser Printing com
pany gets up a job of this kind they
expect to make a reasonable profit
on it and they I ways try to charge
reasonably for work. In no oth
er way can the) . .vpect to do business
for when they make a reasonable pro
fit on their goods they are enabled to
do reasonable work and when the
time comes for them to enlarge their
plant and to put in better equipment
they will be able to do'so. The point
is. though, that the work of The Ad
vertiser Printing Company is appre
ciated far and n?ar. They know how
to do artistic work and they go at it
right. Their product is the best and
the prices are consistent with good
work. The Advertiser's boys would
like to be kept busier though with
Laurens work. They feel that they
are entitled to it.
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? Observer" writing In another col
umn of this paper, has a few things
to say on the cotton question. Al
though, in his preface he remarks
that he learned long ago not to ad
vi.-e farmers to sell or hold cotton, he
goes right ahead and says if the cot
ton were all so.d "it would be for
the best interest of all concerned."
We would understand this as advice
This paper lias all along thought it
Lvst to hold cotton off the market and
reduce the acreage and has said as
much and although the price of cot
ton is now lower than it has been be
j fore this year, it ia still our opinion
that the cotton should be held. That
is. it should be held if the farmers
1 will stand together and reduce acre
age next year. If they are not going
to reduce they might as well sell out
land go Into bankruptcy. The pres
ent holding movement, although it has
1 n t been as wide as it should have
beer, has been instrumental in keep
Ing the market as high as it is. But.
j the South has been a heavy seller,
also, both in spots and in futures,
and this has done more than anything
else to offset the holding movement.
I As "Observer" was sitting in the of
fice when he brought his paper in, we
remarked to him. without looking at
the morning's paper, that wo would be
willing to wager that an examination
of the market reports would show that
cotton the day before was kept down
by Southern selling. Opening the pa
P<-r we saw what we had predicted
was true, the same thing being seen
j as has been seen for the past two
months, only stated in slight'y differ
I ent words. "The market opened steady
at a decline of 3 to 7 points and quick
ly sold lower under Southern offer
ings and pressure from local bears."
And then a ittle later the "Sooth was
offering cotton more freely." And
Mill further on "A report was receiv
ed from Fall River that to the effect
that the South was swamping New
England with-offeringc of spot cot
ton." This has been the tale all of
the fall. The South has been a con
stant seller and the South has there
fore kept Uie market down. The sel
ling has not been entirely by the
farmers who were unable to hold, but
the South has been selling futures al
so. We cannot charge now that a
plot has been carried out by northern
speculators to keep the price down
for the price has been kept down by
Southerners themselves. There has
been some though, who have held their
crop back and they have been the on
ly ones who have been boosting the
market If they can hold it long
enough now to show the manufac
turers that a short crop is going to
be planted next year, they will win
out in the end and get a better price
than the present sellers are getting.
Makes Home B&ki-g Easy
With minimum trouble end cost bis
cuit, cake and pastry are made fresh,
clean and greatly superior to the ready
made, dry, found-in-the-shop variety,
and danger of alum food is avoided.
HAHN AND CONTENTS HIRNLD
Negroes in Abbeville Countj Set Fire
to Hum und Outhouses und were
Preparing to Set House when Caught
Abbeville, Dec. 11.?For a time this
morning there was considerable ex
citement in this city and threats of
lynching four negroes who were
brought here to jail eany Sunday
morning charged with arson.
On Friday night a barn belonging
to Mr. J. W. Bradbury, a prominent
farmer of the Antreville section, was
burned together with four fine mules
and the contents of the barn, lncen-1
dlarism was suspected, and some of
Mr. Bradbury's sons stayed out to
watch for developments. In a short
while a negro boy came stealing up
and when he saw the white boys he
ran away, but he was followed and
caught. He confessed that he was one
of four negroes who set fire to the
barn and that they were appointed by
a lodge of which they were members
to Mre the barn and also the residence
of Mr. Bradbury, and that he was re
turning to fire the house when he was
captured. He said that he was com
pelled by the otlu-r three to go with
them to fire the barn, and that he was
threatened with death if he told on
The whole trouble started about the'
removal of a lodge room off some.land
which Mr. Bradbury owned. The ne
groes did not want to move, and
sought revenge in the torch.
A message was sent the governor
this morning asking a speedy trial for
the four negroes, and it is probable
that a number of other arrests will
foliow. Feeling is intense against the
negroes under arrest and there inight
be an outbreak at any time unless
there is a speedy trial.
Every family has need of a good,
reliable liniment. For sprains, bruis
es, soreness of the muscles and rheu
matic pains there is none better than
Chamberlain's. Sold by all dealers.
NOTICE TO HOLIDAY SHOPPERS.
(Mir store will l>e open nights from
now until December 24th. We imitc
everybodj to come in after supper and
look through our beautiful line of holt?
S. M. A E. H. Hilkes A t o.
Why do yon spend >our money for
inferior tobacco when you can buy
PENN'S CHAMPION and SOPAHE
DEAL from Todd Simpson A Co. at
the same price the common kind will
coal you elsewhere.
? MOUNT OLIVE. ?
Mt. Olive. Dec. 11.?Mrs. W. E.
Washington and Mrs. Table Webb vis
ited relatives near Trinity Ridge and
at 1-aurens last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Smith visited Mr.
and Mrs. J. n. mil last Wednesday,
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Woods visited
at Mr. W. E. Washington's Sunday.
Mr. M. W. Hill accidently cut his
leg right had last week, with an axe.
Mr. Osgood Martin has moved in
Mr. George Culbertson's house.
Mr. H. M. Wright of Laurens ?'pent
Saturday night at Mrs. Lizzie Wash
There seems to be almost an egg
: famine in this part of the country.
Most of the farmers are about done
We are having some fine spring like
A Terrible Blonder.
to neglect liver trouble. Never do it.
Take Dr. King's New* Life Pills on
the first sign of constipation, billous
ne?B or unactlve bowels and prevent
virulent Indigestion, Jaundice or gall
stones. They regulate liver, stomach
and bowels and build up your health.
Only 25c at Laurens rug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
Dr. Walter Hale, Osteopath, of
Spartanburg. will be at King Hotel
Friday, December 16, 9:00 to 11:00
K. C. F. Becker Beturns to Old Home.
With penuine good pleasure the peo
ple of Milledgeville and Baldwin coun
ties to say nothing of scores of oth
ers in adjoining counties, will be glad
to learn that Mr. E. C. F. Becker ha-s
come back to Milledgeville to mak
his home. For virtually 20 years he
was In business here, hut last season
reverses came through various chan
nels, mostly unpaid bills, and he was
forced to retire, going at last to Lau
rens, South Carolina.
However, he has determined to com-'
hack home, though he made good In
his new home. He is receiving a cor
dial welcome from scores of his
friends, for so many knew his sterl
ing qualities and yeoman spirit tbaf.
highest admiration is maintained for
him.?Milledgeville iGa." News.
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
1-aurer.s Prug Co., Laurens. S. C.
Lost?Small black pocket book con
taining two cotton receipts on Farm
ers Warehouse, made in name of
Mrs. M. S. Boulwnre. Reward if re
turned to this office. .20-11
For Exchange -Ten pur e bred whtte
leghorn hens and a cockerel for pure
haired Plymouth Hocks Apply to E.
\V. Marlin, Laurens. S. C. 21-lt-pd
Los! a Shrlner's brooch. Finder
will please return to The Advertiser
Office and receive reward. 20?lt
Horse for Snlc An ideal saddle,
buggy, and farm horse for sale. Black.
Coming seven years old, will easily
weigh 1100 pounds and without a
blemish. Not afraid of automobiles
Apply to W. P. Knight. Laurens, S. C.
Wanted a competent single white
man to assist in management of ten
horse farm. Man able to take charge
in absence of owner. Address Farm
er, Care of The Advertiser. 20-2t
Wanted Blacksmith, white or col
ored, must be good horse-shoer. Only
a sober, honest good worker need ap
ply. Fine opening for right man. S
N. Crisp, MountVillC, S. C. 19-tf
For Sale Fine registered Jerbe>
bull, for sale or service. See A. ROSS
Witte Lund for Sale On account o'
our time being largely taken up In
our McBee land proposition, we have
decided to offer for quick sale the
Witte property, containing .Mo acres
Prefer to sell as a whole, but will sei',
loo acres on left hand side of road in
't one tract and the remainder in an
' other tract of 640 acres. Best real
estate bargain in Laurens county. Ap
i ply to Oakland Heights Realty Com
pany. E. P. Minter, Secretary. lS-tt
For Sale?219 acres. 0 miles north
of Laurens, at $15.00 per acre. Onc
' third cash. Rented for next year for
0 bales. Apply to E. P. Mtnter. 16-tf
For Sale?A scholarship in a lead
lng business school not many miles
from this place. Will sell at a dls
count. For information applv at tbU
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.
Low round trip rates account of
the holidays via Charleston & West
ern Carolina Ry. Tickets on sale Dec.
15, 16, 17. 20, 21, 22. 23. 24. 26, 30, 81.
1911, and Jan. 1, 1912. Final Unit
January 8, 1911. For rates etc. call
on ticekt agents or
General Passenger Agt.. Augusta, Oa.
Buy your fall and winter clothing,
hats and shoes of Red Iron Racket
They sell the same goods for less
money. J. C. Burni ft Co., the only
big department store In Laurens, 8. C
Come to our Ten Cent Counter to
do your Christmas shopping, here you
will find articles that would cost you
twenty-flve cents at other places.
S. M ft E. H. Wilkes ft Co.